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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 19f7.
OMrt Asks For Bids For Build-
t ing e.r Annex to the
' Court House.
Oourt met Wednesday, January 2,
97,.- there being present: Stephen
well, judge; J.. T. Logan, com
issioner; M. A. Wertz, com ans
wer; S. F. Cheshire, clerk; W. J.
Co the matter of the appointment of
unty board of road viewers for 1007,
is ordered that 0. F. Lov elaoe and
V, Stephenson be and are appointed
aot with the country surveyor to
istitote said board for the rear 1907.
uiieense to sell liquor in the town of
rby for a period of six months
nted to Qilmore & Keffer
field notes of resarvey and report
county surveyor on snrvev of
inty road from south end of R. R
dge to southeast corner of O. G
imidt's land, aocepted and approved
I the same ordered to be placed
m the proper records
etition of H. O. Kinney, et al for
d in NEJi section 13, township
south, range 5 west, beard npon
rd reading of road viewers report
1 toe matter continued for the term.
.11 that part of Road ditrict No. 8
th of the T townships
ind US south, range 6 and 7 west.
annexed to and make part of
id district No. 9.
tefnnd of amount paid by Rhea
m On tax sale of NE section 25,
nsnip 36 south, range 5 west al
ed in the sum of $10.60.
reposition of Mr. Homer to import
minery and perform labor npon
aim portions of the connty roads
i the matter of the petition of W.
Sale for refund of amounts paid
x sales of the Bingamau Estate
la , Petition allowed aud clerk
oted to draw connty wrarant in
irof W. C. Hale in the amount
lie time for filing sheriff's report
IMS oolleoted and amounts delin
it on 1905 roll is hereby extended
is next session of this court
the matter of the bids for phyei
a to the ooanty paupers, bids
ted aud contraot awarded to Dr.
k fi. Lemon.
w tax roll for year 1906 approved,
clerk ordered to issue warrant
wlleotion of tax thereon '
taxes oolleoted foc'itsarrises ;
oaddist. No. 5 is hrrn'rv :
paid by the oouqrtr
inpervisor of road diKa
ry list :of 200 names
rn and list ordflod filed
titlou of R. E. Reed for liquor
ise In the town of Lelaud granted
period of 13 months,
tltlon bf W. F. Orimmett et al
onnty road from Caldwell ford to
toroia Bir is hereby oontiuued
ocoont of petition and affidavit
the matter of the petition of P.
. Barrows for County roads in
on 1, townshhip 87 south, range
ast, view oidered. Viewers to
Friday, February 1. 1907, aod
port at next term of court,
tition of George Strong for liquor
in town of Leland. presented
;he same granted for period of
the matter of building an annex
mrt House, painting and other
ary improvements the said mat
i hereby referred to the County
e, Sheriff, Clerk, Assessor aud
School Superintendent and the above
named parties are hereby appointed to
ascertain the neoessary improvements,
secure plant and specifications and
advertise for bids on some and re
port at the next term of the court.
Petition of W. A. Massie for Ferry
license considered and allowed. Li
cense to issue when bond is filed,,
It appearing to the court that
during the month of Februarv. 1907.
one of the insnrance polioie a amount
ing to 11000 covering the Court bouse
building will expire therefore it is
ordered that npon the expiration of
said policy the county clerk is herebv
authorized and direoted to renew said
policy, with an additional insurance
covering furniture, records and fix
tares, in the sum of $1000.
The following levy is herebv made
lor 1S08 tax :
County tax, General purposes 5
State tax, 2 mills.
School purposes ( including school
library) 4 mills.
Road tax, 3 mills.
Publio High School, milL
Total H mills.
Road diet No. 5 abandoned and all
territory now embraced in said dis
trict No 5 annexed and made a Dart of
diet. No. 7. All that part of Road
distrt. No. 13 lying east of the west
line of township 89 south, ramre 7
west, and north of Socker Creek an
nexed to and made a part of Road
district No. 15.
Appointment of Road Supervisors :
Dist. No. 1. A. Morris.
Dist. No 3. Geo. Uebers.
Dist. No. 3.
H. L. Lewis.
OUR GOLD FIELDS
Brig-fa Nine nd Others Merged
In Two Million Dollar
C. F. Gentner.
Dist. No. 4.
Dist. No. 6.
Dist. No. 7.
Dist No. 8.
Dist. No.. 9.
Dist No. 10.
Dist. No. 11.
Dist. No. 13.
Dist No. 13. "T. G. .Burrows.
Dist. No. 14. J. G. Hiatt
Dist. No. 15. W. A. Leonard.
Dist. No. 16. D. S. Shaffer.
Dist. No. 17.
J R Yetter, care county hoipi
John Haokett, lumber for roads
W H Wlmer, work on roads..
O R Swearinger.l day viewing
Wilson Mer do. mrioa fnr rnnrla
H H Uibbs, sup dist No. 15...
James Stewart, work nn mnAa
James Holman, justice fees.
State va Woolfann
T J Mackin, mdse for paupers
Merlin Mer Co, mdse paupers
George Cronk, burial of rauprs
J Q Randle. RArvinc inhnmnia
Buttons. & Co, asp.... ,
.. 8 88
The famous Wounded Buck, In Jose
phlne and the Forest Creek. Blossom
and No Name mines of Jackson county
nave all been merged nnder a new
$3,000,000 company, savs the Ashland
G. R. Harris of Cincinnati and New
York has been here with E. T. Stanle.
ror several days comnletinir the nnr
chase of several rich minim? nrrmer
O a m
ties for operation bv the Harms
Mining Company, recently organized
tor tnat purpose. No more imnnrrant
transaction has occurred in this part
or the state for great while.
The properties taken over hv Mr
Harms and his associates are the
famous Wounded Bock croon di.
covered by the boy Roy Briggs, in
June, 1904, tbe cropping of which
were so rich in gold as to excite the
whole coast. E. T. Staples of Ash.
land bought this property in Jul v.
1904, and contlnuons. careful develop-
ment has been going on ever aloca
under his management until now it
has in sight 700,000 tons of $30 ore.
ine forest Creek mine near Jack
sonville is an old discovery but has
never been worked to derth until re
Several years ago few tons hers
and there from cuts, short tunnels and
shafts were hauled to an old custom
mill and from $C0 to $100 in gold per
ton recovered. The miners were of
tbe "pocket hooter" kind and did not
believe this vein would pay to follow
with depth and they only worked the
three outcropping ohlmneys so long as
oxidized ore showed free gold.
In 1905 Messrs Jos. Griffin, Geo.
Hoff and R. L. Burdio porohased the
property and began development with
the result that a tunnel on tbe vein at
a lower level than had ever been
worked, strook a pay shoot of verv
rich ore. In driving tbs tunnel the
ore taken out before the nav shnnt
was reached was hauled to an old rat.
tie-trap mill and $23 per ton reooverd
from the plates.
About this time Mr. Startle.
brought Mr. Harm's attention to this
mine and also the 'Blossom and No
Name near Gold Hill also owned hv
the same men. and Tan notion w
given Mr. Harms, who at once began
aggressive development on all three
properties with remit that ti
fti-H al ohU rich par
THE STORY OF
NELBA'S SON'S LIFE
George ArpAStreAg Longs No More
For His Kle.me.th County
Armstrong, sott of Mme. Melba, whose
recent marriage to the heiress, Ruth
Otway, in London was attended by
Dckes, Marqoises and Barons was
until three years ago a lonely shep-
uera on ni. rmriar'i Mnnh ,......
-----. v .uuu. urat
luamath Falls. Or. He was livina- in
rude cabin with his father and was
tolerably well satisfied with his lot in
lire. He had not seen bis mother
since she deserted when be was a
little child in Australia bat had been
oared for and educated through obild
noon and youth by bis father.
"This is only a part of the pathetio
story. Mme. Melba in tier pro
fessional career, has shown no dis
position to look after her husband and
son. Three years ago after the boy
bad passed his 23d birthdav Mr. Arm.
strong reoeived a letter from bis wife
aaaing him to send their son to San
Francisco, where she would meet him
on a certain date. Sbe said that the
father bad enjoyed his companionship
for 33 years, and now it was the
mother's tarn. The father and sob
agreed that It was just and proper
that the boy should aooept his
mother's invitation, and at least
make her acquaintance. If, after a
fair trial, he found, he did not anlov
tbe life sbe lived, be would return to
his father's cabin, where, until then.
he bad been perfectly content.
"Tbe boy met his mother, and the
score of years of separation was
bridged by a burst of maternal passion
and filial fascination which amaa
Phoenix-like from the ashes, of the
diva's life, and he again became the
child of tbe incomparable songstress.
xorjng Armstrong writes reurularlv
to bis father, but baa lost forevei all
interest in tbe life offered by the
Klamath Falls ranch."
THE STATE TAXES
Josephine County Will Pay $9,225
For SteUe Government
G H Douglas, Ex of Insane... 6 00
D P Love, Ex of insane 6 0 'J
James Oswald, work on roads 8 00
J J Brown, work rm road s nn
TT Hill, 44 registrations.... 4 40
Irwin-Hodson Co, gnp 80 80
Williams Bros D & L Co,
lamber for roads 7 AO
A Morris, wood for paupers.. 7 00
I) M Ktitna. Onlainu t.imhar
land 811 00
W H Wimer. sunervisinn mad
dint Nn. U An nn
George Lewis Sr., wik on rds 88 00
voiuey uoivig, 1 day viewing
roads i no
Miss E Lomas, norsing pauper 3 00
Williams Bros, lmn fnr rnarU 89 117
Jame. Hnlmnn. 4nhtinA fnpa
Statu Wairnar A 7n
m . ..
inas a urowe, witness justice
court I 90
R W Colbv. wit 1na court 1 HO
Jesse H Booth, wit jus court 1 90
J C Handle, oonstable fees
vm P U',on.r OIK
R A Pierce, sup rd'dist No 17 17 50
(Continued on Page Four.)
DAD n A i M C ?
-5 acres of choice land, all cleared, with
cottage and barn, only mile out of city
limits: an ideal nlaee to rain? nnnltrv and
hogs; must be sold quickly. Terms, if wanted.
1AA 2 choice lots and large barn, with shed on
two sides; close to central part of town;
f barn alone is worth the price. This is a
Jiiap for some one with a team, as there is plenty
af room on the place for a dwelling.
W. L. IRELAND
: THE REAL ESTATE MAN
Several good HOUSES FOR RENT. GRANTS PASS. ORE.
nd white quarta . with gold
every piece one may break ont of it.
It also shows a trace of tellurium,
wuioh is not strange since rich
streaks of tbts metal have been fre
quently found in the Opp mine four
The assays of samples from the
Forest Creek range from $10 to up
ward of $200. The majority of the
pay shoot runs above $100.
Tbe Blossom and No Name have
both shown np ore in lame Quantities
of values ranging from $6 to $80, aod
are ready for a mill which will b
installed this Spring. There are
many miners hereabouts who hive
seen the ore in these properties. All
pronounce them very rioh aod the
future very promising.
It is certain that this new com
pany which has taken over these
mines will push development and
operation. The personnel of the
company is remarkably strong.
Millionaires of prominence in New
York and Nevada are at the helm.
The directors are as follows: O. R.
Harma, president and general mana
ger, a capitalist of Cincinnati, O. j
Q. R. Bauman, treasurer of the com
pany, vice-president Commercial
Trust Co, New York Hollis E.
Cooley, president Greenroom Club
New York; H. W. Buckhordt. Cia-
cinnati. O.. principal oil dealer out
side of Standard Oil Co. ; E. N. Wil
son, secretary of oompany, auditor of
Oilsey House, New York.
Among tbe prominent capitalists
who have become Interested in tbe
new company, are Mr. Siegel, of
Siegel, Cooper & Co., W. O. Green,
of tbe Green Consolidated, and otbeis
of commanding position.
Tbe superintendent of tbs properties
and their development la E. T.
Staples of Ashland.
Quarta blanks at the Courier office.
Tbe total estimated eipeuse of th
in it.., tate of Oreion' for' the vear 1007 u
The Bureau of Labor Give Some
Interesting faUstlcs, Concern
ing the vVeexIth.
The reporter the bureau of labor
statiftios accredits Oreeon with the
following additions to the nation's
The sales of nursery stock for the
year just closed amounts to 3,000,000
trees and 1,000,000 vines and bushes.
There are about 1100 acres of nur
sery stock. The estimated value of
the orchard product In Oregon for 190(1
II, 008, 000. There are about 900
FRED MARTIN DOES
MURDER, THEN SUICIDES
Former Ashland Boy Kills Sister
In Le.vr, Shootg Wife, cvnd
A startling tragedy, as a result of
which two foriar well known Jack
son connty yonng people, Fred Martin
and his sister-in-law. Miss Emm
Helms, are dead, and Mrs. Martin.
whose maiden name was Anna Helms,
was Slightly wounded, was ennnrnri ttk
Portland, Sunday afternoon, with
Martin wielding the weapon of de
struction in eaoh instanoe, a revolver,
with which he first shot and Hllr!
" uicoerry anu oewnerrv t.ha i i. v .... ...
- - v d.dw.-iu'mw, buui nuu siifiniry
vines, 810 acres in entrants, 805 acres wounded hi. w.f -h i.
,b state treasory isttiaUJ
ready annliwl hv Ian. i. m.. .,ir---
- r M J .a va ,U U4 VI
fi35,585.88. The following shows
the per cent of state tales appor
tioned to each county and the total
sum eacd connty will be oalled on to
pay in to the state treasury :
Bnton . . .
Clatsop. . . ,
n i mi
Klamath . in is
Lake ; 0107
Linn . ot.ok
20, 70S. 00
JO, 80S. 00
820, 107 60
In gooseberries. 2117 acres in rasn
perries and Logan berries, and of
other fruits 850 acres. Tbe estimated
number of apple, aprioot. cherrv.
plum and peach trees in the state is
Oregon produces about 7.100.000
bushels of oats from 283.000 aores of
land, an average yield of 35 bushels
The rye grown in Oreson ia of th
best quality. The estimated yield for
1906 bas been given this offloe as
148,000 bushels from 11.000 acres of
land. Average yields per acre, 18
One who deals extensively in pota-
toes plaoea the 'aoreasa for 1006 t
44,848 acres, with yield of 4,458,680
bushels, the prioe of which varina
from 86 to 70 cents a bushel. ;
It is estimated that Oregon bens
produced 16,000,000 dozen eggs this
year, worth on an average of 20 oenta
per dozen, or I'J.OOO.OOO. , The esti
mated numehr of imm. tnl-v.
chickens in tbe state is 3,600,000.
Oregon this year ranks fifth in the
wool producing states, and the astl.
mated output is between . la nno ono
ana 20,000,000 pounds. The prioe to
the grower will verage 19 cents per
On April 1. 1904. Oreann hul 9 onn .
000 head of 'sheep, with an average
weight of fleece of seven and one
fourth pounds, or a total of 14,600,000
pounds of wool, washed and on.
washed, or 4.465.000 nonnd. of
scoured wool, while in 1906 the esti
mate of the Oreson wool
19,000,000 or 20,000.000 pounds. Th.
average prioe paid for wool to the
growers Is 19 cents per pound al-
Hiougti prices varies from lljf oents
for ooarse sandy clips to 23, cents for
first quality. There were 2,533,868
sheep in the state at shearing time.
- Grain dealers estimate that Oregon
, "2 tijaA 600,000 ; aores in wheat.
t.-ietryabert! ; 080. 000 bushel, of
our 6T'V v
grown. ..They j" '
average yield pf',"(aqji
The average value '.j
In Oregon is plaoed . tti
f 3. 40. .-it,..,, rifj -,,jh :r!H
,vw ousneis, of
hospital and will likely recover, than
shot and killed himself. Friends and
relatives at Ashland aud Jacksonville,
the former home of Martin and the
Helms girls respectively, have known
for some time that all was not h.r.
monloua between them, sava th A.h.
land Tidings. In faot, Martin and bis
ife who were married nnu ara
ago (her first husband who died was
a telergaph operator named Dunn)
were reported as havlnir Mn.rat.ui
Martin for soma time naat has bwn
living in tbe vioinity of San Fran.
oisoo and was employed as steward on
a boat He returned durlno- the hnll.
days to Portland where bis wife and
her sister oonduoted a boardinir
house, near Ella street Martin'
friends say that he attributed the ea.
trangement with his wife to her sister
who was the first viotlm in Sunday's
unfortunate tragedy. Mrs. Martin and
Miss Emma Helms were members of,
well known aud respected pioneer
family . of Jacksonville, being
daughters of tbe late Hermann Helms.
Tbelr mother resides at Jaoisonville,
as do also brother, Ed Helms, and
their sisters, Mrs. James Cronemiller
and Miss Amanda Helms.
Fred Martin was Raised In Ashland
and was about 80 yeara of. age. He
was the son of the te L. Martin, for
some years a olothlng merchant there.
He went some eight or 10 years ago
to Portland where his mother, now
Mrs. J. H. MoBrlde, now resides.
He followed several employments
after going to Portland. He was for
some time with Fred Merrill, the
bicycle man, and with a real estate
firm in Portland. For some jtlme be
ran out of Portland as a news agent
on the Harriman line.
$100 Reward, $100.
The Readers of this naoer will ha
pleased to learn that there is at hast
one dreaded disease that sclenoe has
been able to oure in all its staeea.
and that Is Catarrh. Halls Catarrh
Ore Is. the only positive onr nnw
t1-4 fraternity. Catarrh be--onal
The Class! Bed Ad oolumns of the
Courier oo: tiin many items which
will be of interest to you and you
should make it a point to read them
Job work at Portland prices at the
6twiro.io the., foundation el tbe 4-r
seats, and giving the patient strength
by building up the constitution and
assisting nature in doing its work.
Ihe proprietors have so much faith
In its curative powers that they offer
1100 for any case that it fails to oure.
Bond for list of testimonials. Address:
F. .J CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by DruugistH, 75o.
'lake Hall. Kamilv Pill- ... ... i
Totals 1.000 $1,025,000.00
Curt Old Sort
Westmoreland, Kane., May 5, 1903.
Ballard Snow Liniment Co. Ynnr
Snow Liniment cured an old
the side of my chin that was supposed
to oe a cancer. The sore was stub
born and would not yield to treatment
until I tried Snow Liniment. .Mxh
did the work in short nrdr w.
sister, Mrs. Sophia J. Carson. AJIena-
vllle, Mlffln Co.. Pa., has a mr. an
mistrusts that it is a cancer. Pl.aa
send her a 50c bottle." Pnr..i. k-
National Drug Co. and Rotermund.
Com p le t
Immense Carpet Sale
Carpets at the Prices of Common Matting
500 YARDS AT 30 CENTS PFR YARn
For immediate purchase only and cash at the
time of purchaso, you can have it delivered
any time. These goods are sold at CO cents
YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS SALE
Thomas (& O'Neill,
Headquarters for things for the House