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GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. 1907.
f MUCH BUSINESS DONE BY
s TATIMTV rnMHirriAvrn p
County Sulons Looking After
Taxpayer Interests in Matters
of Some Importance.
At its lust meeting the Board of
County Commissioners trausaoted
the following county business :
The report of the board of viewer
as to the petition of W. R. Bailey et
j al., for a county road in section 86
sip oi s, r o was read lor the tirst time
land passed to the next meeting.
f Similar action on the application of
H. O. Williams in the town of Placer
for a oonnty road.
i The county viewers were directed to
, meet and view the road asked for by
' O. O. Bigelow et al, Monday, October
''i 14 and then to make .report of their
; doings at the next meeting of the
. ' board.
Quite a grist of bills were passed
; upon and the following were ordered
. ' paid : Sam Egger, work on roads, 37 ;
, C F Lovelace, viewer of roads, ft;
Frank Stevenson, same, 4; H C Per
kins, same and making plats, f 13;
E N Provolt, road work, $2.50; Glenn
Provolt, road work, t3.80; Thos. Gil
man, load work (4; H C Perkins,
work on Placer road, $14 ; OF Love
lace, same, $5; Frank Stevenson,
same, $4; J J Roberts, same 3.60;
H O Williams, same, 3.50; Thos
Oilman, $4; J C Smith, ex. insane,
$5 ; Witness fees, September term of
oourt, $31.90; jurors fees same,
$248.ti0; Rone & Hogen, lumber for
roads, $10.08; Noel Thompson, work
on poor farm, $10 08 ; A" U Bannard,
furniture for Treasurer's ofQce,$47.5d ;
Geo Crook, burial of pauper, $0; L
A Lucus & Son, mdse for poor farm,
$4.20; J R Tettet, account Co. hos-
p pital, $843.22; Geo D Walter, work
on court house $139.50; R H Gilullan,
oepent for poor farm, $3.50; G P
Steam Laundry, for jail, $2.60; Edgar
Woolfolk, brick for poor farm, $8;
j M L Wilson, mdse for roads $8.40;
f W- Marshall, work on roal, $13.75;
Wm Light, same, $56; O R Penny,
same, $10; C Corder, same, $15;
Geo Corer, same, $12.50; W O Frye,
same, f 15 ; National Dray Co., dray
age to poor farm, $3.50; E C Dixon,
mdsa for prisoner TO cents; South
Pacific Hospital, servioes for paupers,
$18.70; A L Espy, work on roads,
$18 30; Merlin Merc Co., mdee for
paupers, $30; Williams Bros. D & L
Co., lumber for roads, $(. 60; Mo
Cann, mdse for roads, $3 65, W H
Freed, work in Sheriff s office, $1.50;
WE Dean, mdse for paupers, $4; Ed
Egger, work on roads, $'.24.50; Hair
Riddle Hardware Co., for poor farm,
$5.85; McGowan & Co., mdee for
paupers, $17.50 Emil Gebers, work on
roads, $5; J J Brown, same, $10:
J M Jones, board for paupers, $13
. Stephen Jewell, expense, conveying
charge to Boys & Girls' Aid Society,
$38; L B Hall, cofBn for pauper,
$14.50; G P Grocery Co, mdsa for
pauper, $5.40; Hair & Christy, lumher
for roads, $23.56; L Speaker. mdse
for pauper. $9.90; Hair-Riddle Hard
wars Co, for court house, IT. 75 ;
, , Raodle, serving subpoeuae, $15. 15;
Geo Geber, work on roads, $16.25;
Bushong & Co., blanks for coroner,
7. NO; J R Olsen, witness fees, $1 ;
Jas Holman, Justice fees vs Jno Doe,
41.85; same vs Messenger, $!.45;
Henry Hiller, iuror, $1 ; L B Hall,
same, $1 ; J A - Lucus, sauie, $1 ; P H
Barth, same, $1 ; Lou Heberlie, same,
$1 ; A Morris, stuie, $1 ; Geo Hart
man, same, wit fees. $1; Bert Far
ren, same II; Fred Cheshire, same,
$1; J C Ran He, fs vs Mssenger,
96.06; Jas Holman, fees vs Beuson
lUU MCT6S Pass. 20 acres of first class apple
land, about oi) ikks of Al i:rape land, south slope,
and babin-vti-i I . r Al. ut 2000 cords of oak, fir,
and pino w.m.l on the place. Fair buildings and
fences. Price $1j0 One half cash.
If you want a good place for a little money, look
"W4. Xj. IRELA1TD
THE REAL ESTATE MAN
Ground Floor, Opera House Block
et al, $5.80 J M Eubauks. wit fee,
$1 ; Luce Bayse. same, $1 ; W J. Rus
sell, ;same. $1 ; W J Russell, board
for prisoners, $59.78; Jig Breeding,
work on poor farm, $10; M H Wertz,
team, $7; Condor Water Power Co,
September, lights, $4.30; R R Water
Co, September water, $S.15; S V
Hamlin, work on poor farm. $16 ; Ed
Van Dyke, serving subpoenas, $I;
J Wimer, services, $42: J C Randle.
fees vs Spencer, $59.65; Natioual
Secority Co, premium on Sheriff"
bond as tax collector. 170: A Wertz.
commissioner and mileage $18.80;
W J Russell, conveyance of prisoners,
$6; Oregon Observer, printing, $17.95;
Rhioard Swacker, work on poor farm,
The liquor license of Calvin'Rnrhv.
of Placer was extended to July 4,
1908, the $100 having first been paid
over to the treasurer.
The clerk was directed to draw a
warrant in favor of Jos. Moss, in
pavment for overpaid taxes, to the
amonnt of $5.16.
The order made at the last meet i no
of the board, appointing J. C. Smith
as secretary or the county board of
, . .
neaiui was rescinded.
By mutual consent the contract
between the oountv court and Geo. i
Hansen, for the retimbering of the
county bridge over the Rogue River.
at Grants Pass, was cancelled.
D. Eisman was directed to con
struct and fence a conntv road
through his premises, down Roaue
River, for the sum of $175.
INTERESTING REPORT OF
COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER
Some Vltevl Sintletilcs Which Will
Prove to Be of More Than
County Health Officer, Dr. D. P.
Love has just made his report for
the month of September and it con
tains some interesting statistics and
For instance he has only had nine
births reported tohini, although' be
feels confident that there bate been
a great many more and the law is
very explicit about such matters
being reported to him by at least the
fifth of the month following their oc
currence. He will gladly provide all
the necessary blanks for making such
The number of deaths have been
equal to the births reported, nine in
all which is quite an increase over
the u umber reported for the mouth of
Health Officer Live was called to
Kerby, Sunday, to investigate what
seems to be an epidemic of typhoid.
H't tells the Courier that he found six
bad cases aud a number of others hav
ing pronounced symptoms. He says
that the whole trouble is due to au ir
rigation ditch which runs back of the
town carrying impurities down into
the wells and cisterns. While he was
there the citizens held a mass meet
ing and.appointed various committees
and set about to clean np the place,
burn rubbish and take every precau
tion possible to prevent the spread ot
the c read disease.
He has repotted the matter to the
State Board of Health aud. is waiting
to see what other steps that body will
Happy comedy and lots of itjis to be
fouud in the newest comedy drama
"Uncle J inn Perkins." The play is
by Lem. B. Parker, whose name is to
be fouod attached to .many succfsful
nroluctions that hare pleased our the
atre goer for the past several seasons.
CITY ELECTION ATTRACT
Already Prospective Candidates
&re Being Mentioned for the'
Interest in the approachiug city
election seems to be growing more in
tense as the time for holding the pri
maries comes nearer.' Candidates for
the various positions are being men
tioned aud CUr Recorder Clements
iuforuis the Courier that registration
is very lively, whiob indiJates that
the average citizen is taking more
than a passing interest in this im
The retiring city officials, whose
term expires are as follows: Mayor
J. C. Smith ; Treasurer Col. Johnson ;
Councilman W. M. Hair, 1st. ward, J.
T. Tuffs, 2d ward. Peter Gravlin, 3d
ward and T. V. Dean, 4th ward.
These,, together with- the following
appointive offices will be the places
to be flllel as a result of the next
election : Recorder C. H. Clements,
Chief of Pol oe Lincoln McGrew,
Night Watchman Jas. Swearinger,
Strett Commissioner 0. E. McLane
and City Engineer W. T. Wright.
Although no formal annoucements
have yet been made, some names for
the various places arebeiog meutioed.
For instance, Mayor Smith's friends
think that he is entitled to another
term, although it is said that L. B.
Hall's friends will seek to have him
run agaia for the place. But the re
port is that the church people will
work for the nomination of Mark
Day, the con ractor, for mayor.
As to councilmen, it is said that
each of the retiring officials would
like to succeed himself. Other names
are mentioned as follows: In the
first ward, W. C. Barrie, T. P.
Cramer and A. C. Hough; second
ward: James Holman and Wm. Al
fred; third ward: Lincoln Savage
and W. H. Dana ; fourth ward, Frank
Fetich. Othtr names will undoubt
edly be added to the list as the time
draws near for making nominations.
It seems to be conceded that Col.
Johnson will succeed himself as cus
todian of the city's wealth, a place
hn bas filled so long and so well.
The question of the municipal
owi.eri.hip of water promises to
enter largely into this cauipaigu, and
the recent raise in rates by the com
pany now derating bere has given
the movement unite an impetus.
However, in view of the fact that a
oompetiog company seeks to enter
the field, the people may decide to
wait and see what will be the out
come of some keen couipetion.
Uudoubt-dly the salouu aud anti-
saloon question will also cut quite a
figure this time and the content
promises to be quite lively. In the
adjoining county of Jackson, the
moral forces are going to make a big
effort to rid the entire county of
saloons and such a plan may be in
augurated id Josephine county.
Other matters of much importance
to the welfare of the community
will be brought forth, as the time
for holding (he prim ries, November
2, draws near aud by December 2,
when the election occurs, things
will be pretty well worked up and a
red-hot municipal campaign may be
FINE OPPORTUNITY TO
GET ANOTHER FACTORY
Grants Pass Citizens Have Splen
did Chstnce to Secure Prom
ising New Enterprise,
The people of this entire valley are
deeply interested in aoythiiu that
affects the fruit growing iui'ustry aud
iheyone and all should be taking a
lively interest in the proposition now
before them which has f r its object
the establishing of a factory fur i be
making of "Coleman's Perfection
After several years of experimenting
and does observation, A. Coleman,
! of Kerby has brongbt ont what Is re
i garded by competent judge to be the
1 very b"tfid''a' everxi'ivented for the
, suiwtful work of this" important
I He has one of the large machines on
j exhibition at the corner.of H aod 6th
! streets, where it is attracting rnnrh
attention. He took the Courier tuts
lover the plant and explained it in
every detail and it was found to be
very successful and nicely adapted
for such work. He was drying some
squash, old-fashioned pumpkin, to
matoes, apples, pears, peaches and
corn on the cob. He very plainly
demonstrates what a great thing it
will be for the fruit grower all over
this valley and for everybody, when
some such plan is put into successful
operation. His former eSort along
this line was prououueed by the
Scientific American to be the best
plan ever devised for fruit drying, but
Mr. Cole ma u thinks that bis latest
idea is far in advance of that in every
He has on exhibition samples of
the fruits and vegetables and grains
which show most conclusively that
he plant does its work well and that
it is as near perfection as can be de
sired. The color aod flavor of the
products dried are excellent and seam
just as fresh and appetizing as though
taken from the can, or when just
fresh. Indeed his work has been
found to really surpass that dons by
the sun dryers at Fresno, Cal.
There are some particular points in
which the Coleman Perfection Evapo
rator excels all others. For iustance,
he claims that it is 100 per cent
cheaper than any of them ; that it is
the finest, handiest to use; that it oan
be transported to far distant points on
a farm wagon, with ease, thus bring
ing the grower 15 miles away in
touch with the local market, as he
can dry his fro it at leisure and briug
it to the city with very little tronble,
not being hampered by the poor roads
and last, buLuot letst it requires no
skill to manipulate i. He says that
a 12-year-old child can run it as
efficiently as a grown-up person.
Mr. Coleman evidently has a splen
did proposition for already be has been
approached by outside parties one in
the Willamette Valley aud two in the
Rogue River Valley not so very far to
the sooth wauting him to come into
their respective localities and put up
factory as be plans to do for the
building of these dryers. But Mr.
Colemau is too loyal to the Rogue
River Valley to go away from here
and he proposes to establish a factory
right here at Grants Pass if the
people of this city aud county will
take hold and assist in the uiatetr.
He feels confideut that t'-JOOO w 11 build
and equip the plant needed for the
present although he already has many
good-sized orders for the dryers aud
there will be plenty of work ahead for
the plant, for several months to come.
So if Giants Pass wants the said new
es ahlishment, now is the time to
take action. Let everyone have a
hand in this excellent undertaking.
Here's anotaor fine chance to get
another nice payroll. But the chance
will not go begging very long. If the
people want it, tinw is the time to say
so in word and action.
hollowing is the list of letters re
maining in the Grants Pass, Oregon.
Post i fflce for the week e iding Oc
tober 6, I'.K)?. I'ersous calling for the
aiue will please give the date ad
vertised. A charge of one cent will
be mad opon delivery:
Buray. Mrs Mav. v
Creud'r, Mi's Jewel, 2.
demons. Mr. N J.
Clark. Mrs M L
DetnloT, Miss Gtisaie.
ruinious, Mis Lizzie.
F.acher. Mrs W H.
(ilai'euda. Minimi Co.
U aizer, Oas.
tiannier. Mrs Lilly. .
Howard, M.m Kith E.
I H lira in, Mies Mae.
McKirland, J H.
Mathews, Mrs Hauls.
My Queen Mining Co.
Papor. Yentz ttie.
Rre, Mrs C.
Hare, H M
fSfne. Miss Louisa.
Staelaud, M .
Thoruon, Miss Louise.
Wigle. J D.
Welch, Mia B.
C. E. HARMON. P. M.
While Joseph Moss and A. C.
Hough were ont enjoying life Sun
day, fishing on the Rogue River,
'bey bad the misfortune to have ibeir
team get away and it was about
midnight when the anvlers arrived,
hows. Mr. Moes says that hereafter
he will not tmst even a cow, so
greatly was be deceived in those
" For ths purtiose of lookingg after his
m- -. . j i , i i
extensive property holding in this
city, C. E. Glidden has been in the
city this week from Sisson, CaL
GRANTS PASS MAY HAVE
ANOTHER WATER SYSTEM
Portland Capitalists Petition the
City Council for a Franchise
for That Purpose.
The city couucil held an important
special meeting, Monday evening,
when the following matters vere
attteiided to :
Cramer Bros, given peruilsiou to
obstruct portion of street, while
building new warehouse on south side
of II street, near their store. They
also petitioned for party wall
agreement, relative to the city hall
nid the oity attorney was instructed
to prepare the necessary papers.
Committee appointed to interview
Mauager Clarke, of the Water Co.,
regarding the raise in rates, reported
that be wanted more time in which to
communicate with the head office in
Portland regardiug the matter.
Some firms and persons having re
fused to pay the fee and take out li-
cense, the chief ef police was in
structed to proceed to collect same or
bring action against said persons.
After being reduced to tlO the Mo-
Koin bill was finally allowed.
A larire crlnt of Mil. .
upon the following were ordered paid:
I W Smith, street work. 45: J II
Ward, same 77; I W Smith, same,
to: W F Woodson, same, 56; Frank
Wilcox, gravel on street. 111(1 : KM
Wiohman, bay and grain, $155; T Y
Dean, mdse, 3.45; Mrs L W Smith,
boarding oity prisoners, $21.47; J D
Hammond, police duty, $33; P P Proo
tor, registration supplies, $3.85;
William Bros D L Co, $10.40; Club
Livery Stables, $10; Hair-Riddle
Hardware Co, mdse $:il)7.65; Fashion
Stable, $2.60 G P Hardware Co.
mdse $12.52; C F Dixon, feed $15.78
For the fire of September 11. the fol-
lowing firemen were each allowed
$3.60; Fred Roper, F Williams, PA
DeGeoault, Hornlg, Elmer Werta, and
Mr. Harmon was allowed $3.50 for
hauling the hose cart to same; Ike
ARE OUR BEST
For they always find in our big
store the latest designs in the
housefurnishing line, and then
we sell at prices which are sure
to please the people. : : :
AS A MATTER OF COURSE
Every liuly wnts her house nicely fur
nished mid that's where wo shine. You
should come and see for yourself the
many useful and attractive articles
which we offer, another carload just ar
rived and we ask you to como in and
look them over. All we ask ia that
you come and see our goods and com
pare prices, we'll risk the rest. : : : :
Your's to Please
Furtriture and C'ar-
Lars Curtains, Por
Pillows. CoU, Wall
f ront St.,
Davis same, $3.60; F W Capp, extra
poiioe dnty, $3.
Street Supt. was directed to order
all sewer connections to be made and
if not doue at once, then he is to
do so at the expeuse of property
Granite sidewalk ordered on east
side of north 6th street, from lot 9
block G, of Bourne's add to the oity
of Grant - Pass.
Ordinauce passed, placiug liceuse of
$135 per annum upon opera house
operators and imposing fine ot $."0
Officers for the coming city election
were selected as follows : 1st ward
Juditea O G Anient, J B Paddock,
Mr. Tumes,. Clerks -J E Peterson
and Will Ireland; 3d ward, Judges
J O Campbell. N B Mead. II Freed;
Clerks Ed Van Dyke and Wm. Chesh
ire; 3d ward; Judges F O Wilcox,
F M Wimer. Heury Smith ; Clerks
Lincoln Savage aud W M Hair; 4th
ward, Judges E Tutthill, Geo Cronk,
G Burns; Clerks Ang Fetaob and
Wm All red.
Upon the showing made by an agent
for a patent flush tank, the oounoil
decided to order one.
The Thompson Water, L and Power
Co., of Portland asked for a fran
chise and the matter was referred to
Petition for granite sidewalk from
corner of L and 10th streets to oorner
L aud 8th referred to committee,
same to be acted opon at next meet
ing. Upon favorable reports belo? made,
granite sidewalks were ordered on
Burgess street, between blocks 15 and
16 aud also as requested by H. B.
Hendricks aud other property owners.
This week Dt. F. D. Strieker was
called to Klamath Falls, to perform an
operation upon the wife of Richard
Guthriode, who need to reside in this
city. Word comes that the operation
was very luooessfal.
This wsek Russell Holderman, ad
vance agent for the "Josh Perk Ins"
troupe was in the oltr, making ar
rangement) for the appearance or that
excellent aggregation at the opera
house next Tuesday evening.
Stores and Ranges,
bet. 6 and 7