S4 1m VOL. XXII. GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1906. No. 27. i THE GRAND JURY ' MAKES ITS REPORT Recommends Th.t the County Books Be Exported on Gen eral Principles. To the Honorable H. K. Hanna, Judge: 1 We. the grand jury for the County t of Josephine, State of Oregon, drawn for the Septembf r, 1900, term of the circuit court, respectfully report: That we have diligently inquired into all cages in which defendants were bound over to wait action of this court, and returned trae bills where ! justifiable, and not true bills in the other cases; that we have examined Into many complaints brought by private prosecutors, and returned true bills where justifiable, and dismissed the others. We have examined the county rec ords, and find them neatly kept. Lack of time has prevented an examination into aocounts, or the finances of the county. As various complaints have been made to us as to financial mat ters of the county, the correctness of which we have not had time to deter- mine, and as the books of the oounty have not been experted for more than 10 years, we respectively suggest that the oounty court appoint three disinterested taxpayers to serve with out pay, who shall recommend to the county court one or more experts, who shall be disinterested and oom j petent, to examine into the financial " affairs, records and proceedings of the county and of the county court, and respectfully ask that the county court J contract for such work with some ex " pert or experts to be chosen from the Dumber recommended by said tax pavera; that the experts examine care fully into the financial affairs of the county covering a period of 10 years last past, that they examine into pub lic matters touching the oounty as transacted by county officials within )t the said time, and that such exam!- nation be made under the supervision of snch taxpayers. That said experts report from time to time to said tax payers, for instructions as to matters to be investigated, and follow the in struuions of such taxpayers. That they make final report as to their find ings and as to the financial conditions of the county, and the administratis of its affairs during the 10 years last past. This recommendation is made 'without reflection upon any public officers or servants, but because we believe that such investigations should be made from time to time. We respectfully recommend that the county purchase a small farm of good land near the county Be it to be used ' as a poor farm, where the county shall keep all of its charges at all times; that it employ a competent physician at fair compensation, who shall attend the county poor when fe- quired, nnder annual contract. It X has been the custom for years in this 1 1 Sell AJJ MYMLES FOR SEPTEMBER -room house aud lotto F. M. Shrader $ 850.00 J 30 acres north town, well improved, to S. Smith 1,700.00 8 acres east of town, well improved, to W. Chase 2,500.00 6-room cottage aad lot on D street to Noah Day. 1,200.00 26 acres improvod bo-torn land to Louis Loeseh. . 2,600.00 ' I HEED MORE PROPERTY TO SELL. If you want yourPROPERT Y SOLD why out list it with - . II 1 I k.ra nn mAM than nlhar rnt. (K' a man wno can "on i umo ami do'not ask for the exclusive W. L. IRELAND, "The Real Estate Man.'' K i m r-..A wiw PniiriVr B.iUdirikT. Orants Pass. Ore. T uiuuuw ..- county to distribute numbers of the connty charges in various parts of the county, so that the expense of medical attendance if greatly increased over the expense of keeping the poor at o.'ie place and caring for them by contract. Because the county charges are at this time in various parts of the conuty v.e are nnable to visit them and to ascertain their condition. We Bad that attorneys and others have been iu the past allowed to take fiom the court house various public record;, and have been negligent about returning them, and wonld respectfully suggest that an order be made by the proper authority, per mitting soch papers to he taken only upon order of the proper judge, or upon receipt given stating the time within which return shall be made of the papers, conditioned that failure to return the papers at the time provided in the receipt shall be abirtothe party taking other papers from the office of their keeping, until a penalty provided in the order shall be com plied with or that some other effective plan suggested by the court be adopted to prevent publio record from being kept for an unreasonable time away from the office povided for their safe keeping. Having performed our duties, we re respectfully ask to be dieoliarged. Grants Pass, Ore., Septembe' 2 V, 1906. JOHN D. FRY, Foreman. DAVID BRIGGS, R. C. FORD, J. O. GIBSON, J. D. DRAKE, C. C. EDWARDS, J. W. LEITH. National Convention Knights of Pythias. New Orleans, Louisiana. Ootober 16th, to 25th, 1906. For the above occasion round trip tickets will be on sale from Grants Pass under the following conditions: (a) Both ways via Southern Pa cific and El Paso, $75.85. (b) Both ways via Portland, Den ver and Texllne, 89. 15. (c) Both ways via Portland, Kan sas Oity and St. Louis, or St. Paul and St. Louis, 94.80. (d) Both ways via Portland and Chicago, $101.10 Going transit limit 10 days from date of sale, final return limit No vember 15th. Stopovers will be granted in either direction within limit of tickets at points west of St. Louis, and Chicago. Rates for tickets going via routes B. C cr D, returning via California or vice versa, will be $13.50 higher than the Portland, rate via route used. Win. McMCRRAY, G. P. A. For Fire Insurance The O. F. R. A. of McMinnvilie are the cheapest and have 12 years standing without a peer in Oregon for settliug firo losses. That tells the tale. Don't be deceived by other agents who have selfish motives. In no event will it cost you more than the standard stock companies charge per annum. H B. HENDRICKS. Agt Grants Pass, Ore. 7-27 t Real Estate SURETY BONDS. FIRE INSURANCE AND 0 $ t RENT HOUSES. -n- right or sale, o ' - ' WILSON IS WANTED IN MINNESOTA Charges of Burglary &nd Em bezzlement Are Booked Against Him. W. E Wilson, who was tried in the circuit court lxst week and sen tenced to serve three years in the penitentiary at Salem for issuing and passing bogus checks the Saturday previoos, is wanted by the sheriff of Cass county, Minnesota, where he operated under the name of W. E. Babcock aud also at other points under the name of W. E. Allen. On Tuesday Sheriff Russell received a circular from Sheriff Alex B. Rid dle of Walker, Minn., giving a de scription of Babcock which tallies exactly and a photograph which is a perfect likeness of Wilton although it was taken nine years ago when Wil son, alias Babcock, was wanted for burglary in Douglas county, Minn. The circular states that he is wanted in Cass county for embezzlement. Wilson is a man of middle aga, me dium build and about 6 feet 1 inch in height, is an expert penman and likes to display it. While in the jail bere he did some work with the pen, one piece being the writing of the Lord's Prayer in a space the size of a dime y the card was also embellished with fancy scroll won. Sheriff Russell and Assessor Fallin went north Tuesday night with Wil son and Sam Cooper (colored) who goes to Salem to serve a sentence of one year for larceny. It is probahle that on the expiration of Wilson's term and his release he will be met by the sheriff of Oass oounty, Minn., and taken hack there to face the charge of embezzlement. Fire Boys Make Practice Run. The members of the Grants Pass fire department were certainly "go ing some" in their drill practioe last Monday evening. The boys took the hose cart from the house, made a run to the hydrant at the corner of Dr. Kremer's residence on F street, made connection, turned on a stream of water and were back at the hose house with hose wound up in the re markably short cpace of time of 9 minutes. This is pretty swift travel ing with a cumbersome hose cart and at this rate of speed there need be no fear of our oily going up in smoke, provided there is plenty of water with sufficient pressure available. The two club rooms belonging to the firemen in the city IibII are being thoroughly renovated and fitted up. The rooms are being repapered and new furniture added, while the walls are adorned with beautiful pictures, all combining to give a most iuvlting and handsome appesrauce to the place , SEPTEMBER TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT Court Closed Its Lsvbors Thurs day Evening Adourned to January. Circuit court for Josephine oounty finished its labors Thursday night and adjourned until the next regular term, January, 1907. The jury cases were completed and the jury dismissed Monday and the court occupied the remainder of the time with divorce and civil cases. The following cases were disposed of: A Ambrose vs Southern Pacifio Co. ; default. Viola Streuber vs Ludwig A Streu ber, divorce; decree granted O R Ray vi Lulu A Willis; dis missed. State of Oregon vs Bert York, as sault; jury trial guilty ; floed $125 aud costs. Lester White vs Ideal Hydraolic Gold Mining Co. Motion to quash service refused ; referred to Nellie O . Miller to take testimony and report next term. L A Lewis vs W J Russell as sheriff; demurrer overruled. Hattie Gross vs Henry Gross, di vorce ; decree granted. John Scballhorn vs August Fetacb and E Mourmeister, dismissed. F W Chausse vs J F Galbraith. part ners as Chausse & Galbraith vi Jose phine oounty; compromised and county ordered to issue warrnat to satisfy the claim allowed in the sum of f.K). First National Bank vs Andrew Frakes ; confirmation of sale. R G Smith vs L A Lewis; confir mation of sale. Three Pines Timber Co vs A M Cherry, et al; injunction granted. Samuel Alderson vs Lee Bros; ob jections sustained. E Coron vs Southern Oregon Gen eral Hospital, judgment for $00.05 John Larson vs O & R R Co suit in equity; decree. In the matter of the assignment of W F Krenier assignor (ordered to make fiinal report within 40 days. W F Hathaway vs Rebecca Hatha way, divorce; decree. Minerva Glenn vs Golden Drift; action for ejectment default set aside and defendants allowed to file their answer. A K Kaiservs G W K earns, aotion for money ; dismissed. Alex Watts et al vs Messenger et al; motion to modify deree ; denied. 1 1 KERBY Everett Hogue made a trip to Grants Pass Saturday. Freeland Sawyer made a business trip to Kerby Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Christie now ocoopy Hansen' bouw in Kerby. G. S. Mathewson passed through here Monday with a band of oattle. Miss Ida Adams of Waldo is now one of Kerby ' popular young ladies. Charles Hanson and family are spending a few days op in the valley. The Kerby school is progressing nicely under the care of Miss Allen and Mrs. Deldrick. Mr. aud Mrs. Austin spent Saturday evening at a social dance at the Wood man hall. Johnnie Turner of this place, es caped probably a severe runaway Monday evening. Mr. Turner had been working and left his team standing and went in the saloon. Perhaps the. horses got tired standing and started out LITTLE TOI Send the Courier to your friend, so he can learn the facts in regard to the famous Roaur River Valley. f I ..iSi,,-!') ll-l , ill. Beautiful new Combina tion Desks and BookCases $15.00 to $30.00 Our new Lino 1 e uras are on the way will ar rive this week. Hand some patterns, both inlaid and reg ular prices right. Our New Line of ROCKERS and Dining Chairs cannot be beat. This fine Rattan Rocker, no arms, $3.75. See the new goods. The Imperial Washer Call in and examine the Easy Running New The Thomas (Si CITV PRIMARY ELEC TION NOVEMBER 3 Petitions For a Place on Ticket Must be Filed by the 19th of This Month. The regular meeting of the city conucil was held Thursday night, October 4, 1006. Roll call showed all present except Mayor Uood, Aldermen Williams and Randle. Minutes read and approved. The matter of a city park was brought op and discussed and report made that the transfer of the property would be made as soon as the papers were signed. Chausse and Williams, of the fire and water committee, submitted a report and recommended that certain hydrants be dispensed with and also recommended that a number of new hydrants be put in. Report referred back to the committee. The matter of the oity election was brought up and disoossed at length. Deputy City Attorney O. S. Blanchard submitted written opinion which ad vised that primary eleotioo be held in the oity of Grants Pass on Novem ber 8. Petitions most be filed on the 10th of the present month. The general election will be held on De cember S. Clerks and judges of eleotlon were appointed as follows: Ward No. 1. Judges J. E. Peter son, H. C. Kinney, F. M. South; clerks O. E. Maybee, O. II. Clements W. T. Perry. Ward No. 3. Judges J. (1. Camp bell, H. A. Rotermund, N. B. Meade; clerks A. B. Cornell, D. H. Stovall, W. H. Fallin Ward No. 8. Judges H. Zoller, H. A. Congle, O. R. Swearinger; olerks Linooln Savage, Henry Hiller, W. E. Dean. Ward No 4. Judges W. H. Alfred, F. G. Burns, J. M. Chiles; clerks W. S. Jewell, Nat Fees, N. O. Boyn ton. It was moved and seconded that the action of the oity treasurer in paying for sewer construction out of the sewer fund be ratified. The ordinance regulating licenses and repealing all previous ordinances thereto was read the third time and passed, all members present voting In THOMAS & O'NEILL Homes Furnished Complete Satisfaction Guaranteed Money Back if You Wanth Interesting prices on CARPETS this week. A lot more now patterns of Rockers, Parlor Stands, Tables, Music Cabinets, Bachelor Shaving Cabinets, up-to-date. . .T MR easy price will Burely please P WA mt m ' - - - O'Neill - CTtaJHouse Furnishers favor of the ordinance. This ordi nance refers to all licenses, one item being the merry-go-rounds which are to be charged $10 per day, $50 per week or $150 per month. Bid on the extension - to Seventh street main sewer were opened and read as follow: Grants Pass Hard ware Co., $S75.50; R. G. Burns, $022.50. On motion the contract was awarded to the Grants Pass Hard ware Co,, the lowest bidder. A motion was "made, seoouded and carried that the auditor and police judge prepare registration books and open iniine(.iate!. The following t.illa were allowed: R G Burns, construct sewer... $214 05 J L Shaska, construct sewer... 60S 85 K F Banks, meals for prisoners 8 55 Williams Brothers Door & L Co, lumber 4 05 Grants Pass W L & P Co, flush ing sewers 20 u Hair-Riddle Hardware Co,mdse 8 50 Perkins & Hausen, sewer sur veying 10 00 Remington Typewriter Co, tnds 8-1,'liO Cramer Bros, uidse 87 83 H O Perkins, surveying 8 00 Robert Sexaner, assist surveyor 9 00 Grants Pass Fire Department) alarm of Sept. 7 11 25 Grants Pass Fire Department, alarm of Sept 23 8 00 Chas. A. rtoogle, oats 14 20 Hair-Riddle Hardware Co, mds 1V7 61 Hair-Riddle Hdw Co, mdse.... 187 68 Labor bills to amount of The oouuoil adjourned to meet on Tuesday, October 0, at 7 :8G o'olock principally to discuss the charter. Imported African Goat. F. A. Pieros, the Merlin Angora Goat raiser, has just received from G. A. Hoerlean an imported South Afiioao buck which meets all his expecta tions and he says he is not afraid to exhibit this book at any show la competition with auy other buok in the'state. Mr. Pieroe examined goats at the Lewis & Clark fair and he states that his new acquisition is equal to any exhibited. He also has 13 nanuies whiob have taken first prizes and kids secured from the beet breeders in the state. This makes him thtee different strains. Mr. Pieroe says he hopes to see a goat show in Southern Oregon next year and to help the matter along says he would be willing to make a donation to help the cause along. Placer and quarts location noteoa, mine deeds, leases, etc, at the Courier office. A splendid array of taHty patterns in Wall Papers 10 to 75c SILVERWARE at less than wholesale. Knives aud Forks, per set, $2 50. Cake Moulds, Pudding Moulds, Patent Pie and Cake Tins, alt kinds Cake Spoons, Egg Whips, all kinds dover, 10c rv? Kraut Cutters. i.-yJ 35c to $1.50 ' T - V The Imperial Washer Washing Machine. you, too.