Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, November 29, 1907, Image 1

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Welcome New Regarding the
Proposed Opening of the
Granite Mill Mine.
Ic is m:st gratifying news to the
people of Grants Pass, aud particularly
these interested in mining in Jose
phine county that the. Amerioan Oold
Fields Company will soon resume
operations on its big Granite Hill
mines of Louse Creek district. The
information comes from the head
quarters of the company, at Chicago,
that the difficulties which caused an
unfortunate entanglement of the
financial affairs of the company at a
critical moment, have been cleared and
that things will soon be humming
again oat at the camp. By issuing
1100,000 first mortgage bonds, for
which the stockholders are liberally
subscribing, sufficient funds hare
been secured to pay off all indebted
ness, and place the affairs of the com
pany on a sound footing. The sus
pension of mining and mining opera
tions on the Granite Hili over year
ago came about through no fault of
the mine itself. Ik was caused by a
combination of circumstances that the
wisest could not' foresee, the prime
cause being the sudden flooding of
the property when a subterranean
reservoir was struck. The un water
ing of the mine and the subsequent
adjusting of the machinery required
considerable time. Just previous to
the striking of the flood, the ore body
had attained both a wide and a most
staple character, and the returns,
through the medium of the ,20 stamp
mill were such as to bring.the bright
est gleams of hope and assurance of
prosperity to the owner. And these
hopes were never lost. The manage
ment did not give op. A nomber of
the leading ' men of the company,
among tbera being Mx. Morpby, the
manager, came to the rescue. In
order to tide the company . over its
financial difficulties, Mr. Morpliy
gave liberally of bis private funds,
and backed his faith and confidence
by turning over valuable real estate
and other property.
The company has not allowed
things to "run down" out at the
Granite Hill is far from being an
"abandoned camp." Superintendent
Charley Morphv, Foreman Thomas,
with a crew of several experienced
mining men, have beeu constantly on
the mine, and both the underground j
works and the splendid equipment
have beeu kept in working conditiou.
The water problem is solved, aud
the mine is tody in better condition
than ever before. Developed to a
depth of 800 feet, with nearly two
miles of underground work, with a
vast body of stable ore exposed, equip
ped witb the finest hoisting plant in
the state, with a 20 stamp mill and
complete auxiliary six table Fru van
ner concentrating plant, and an
electrio powVr plunt supplied with
energy over the aluminum Hues of the
Condor compauy, the Granite Hill
certainly does not look like a "worked
out" "pinched out", "abandoned"
It is anything but this. The edge
is from six to 13 feet wide with ore
that does not "run op into the hun
dreds," but which is certain in its
values of from $7 to flO, with por
tions on the hanging wall that car
rits $20 to $30. It is friable quartz,
mill ng easily and assuring an abso
lute margin when minid in quantitf
The 20 stamp mill cau ha idle, from 75
to 80 tons daily during two shift",
and the immense quantity of ore
available by overhand sloping, as wi II
as the convenience of arrangement of
the equipment, allows the miuiug and
haudliu of the ore at a fniall cost per
Besides the Granite
proper, ther are more
score other ledges on tin
hoi lings, some of which,
Hiil clat'ii
than half a
9 cnni '' e
notably the
R"d Jacktt. Terrv, and
Ma, bi b
have been developed to
a 'epth (
over 3'K) feet. The holdings cov.-r
more than 1000 acres oi hetwofoiks
of Loom Creek. There is a va.-t
acreage of rich plac r ground, equip-
na.4 with .litM, am nil,, aud tho
whole is covered with iimguificent fir
end pine timber. The rompauy owns
and optntes its own sawmill and has
built b prosperous mining town on its
holdings. There is a postoifice, store
and telephone, with daily mail and
stage from Grant Pass. Now that
operations are to resume, the camp
will become more lively and active.
Much Interest Being Taken in
the Approaching City Election
Registration Heavy
As the time for the holding; of the
city election draws near interest in
the ootoome becomes more intense.
Already there are some rumors float
ing around whioh would sedm to in
dicate that the battle cf ballots next
Monday may not be so very tame after
all even though no primaries were
Two of the candidates which were
named the caucaees,
held Tuesday evening, November 19.
as direced by the city oouucil, did not
qualify and are therefore out of the
race, entirely. These are Lincoln
Savage, in the Third Ward and W. J.
StovaU, in the Fourth. This leaves
an open field for Chas. Burkhalter, in
the Third and for Frank Fetsch. iu
the Fourth.
As to who will be elected Mayor
seems to . be somewhat doubtful,
friends of both Mayor Smith and Mr.
Hall olaiming that their man will
come out witb the highest vote. How
ever, there are some elements enter
ing into the contest, which make the
results somewhat in doubt. 1
Registration has been unusually
brisk, City Reonrder Clements hav
ing as high as TO per day during the
past week. The total regisraticn is in
the neighborhood of 600. There are
those who claim that there has been
some illegal registration and they are
making preparations to challenge
such persons at the polls, Monday and
if said parties are found to have made
false registration, they will progftcute
them to the full extent of the law. The
oity ordinance governing such things
differs materially from the laws
which have to do with the state and a
national elections. No one who has
not been a resident of the city of
Grants Pais for a period of six monbs,
just prior to theholding 'jot the elec
tion is no wen titled to vote atthe same.
This provision has knocked many a
citiaen out of what he thought were
his rights, as he figured on the law
being like that governing the general
elections. The poll books have been
closely scanned by interested parties
aud it looks as though there was
going to be some excitement "to en
liven the election day proceedings.
The election of T. P. Cramer in the
First Ward, is conceded, as he has
no opposition. The same is true of
Chus Burkhalter, in the Third aud of
Fiank Fetscb, iu the Fourth, and so
the contest narrows down to the vote
in the second, where the friends of
the two candidates. Dr. W. W. Walker
and J as. Tuffs are lined up iu good
fashion. It is alleged that that is the
ward where the niost of the illegal
voting will likely take place.
The temperanoe people think that
much depends upon the results in that
Ward. If their hjbii wins rut, they
will claim a majority of one in the
oity council, but in case he fails of
election, tlieu they expect the council
will be a tie, whej it conies to voting
upon matters-of a moral nature.
The results can only be guessed at
and nothing positive will be known
as to who is choseu for Mayoi or
aldertnau in the Second Ward, until
the polls have been closed Monday and
every vote is counted.
At an authorized meeting held in
the Court House last Wednesday even
ing, I was nominated as acindidve
for Mayor for the City of Grauts Pa-s.
I have accepted the nomination and
lea e the result to the voters. Having
been asked for a statpmetit will sav :
I represent no creed, sect or combi
nation and if elected will perform the
duties of the offlce to the best of my
ability in the interests Jyf all and to
the prejudice of none. The business
interests i f the Cit will hate my ear
uest attention and iu connection
these interests, I approve the enforce
ment of al laws and ordinance'.
Grauts Pass, Oregon, Nov. 31,1907.
Since the publication of Dr. Smith's
card in the Observer of the 27th lost,,
this paper has interviewed L. B. Hall
as to his position on the matter of the
enforcement of the clause in the con
tract between the city and the Water
& Light Company, which provides
Continued on last page
Grants Passites Had
Be Thankful and they
, Certainly Were.
The Courier scribe was endeavor
ing to ascertain who ware thankful in
Grauts Pass, yesterday, and some of
the reasons for being in that frame of
mind, witb the following result:
Judge Jewell: "That we are get
ting the affairs of Josephine county
in such good condition."
Secretary Andrews, of the Com
mercial Club: ''That our city and
coouty are attracting many very de
sirable, new citizens, and that (he
Commercial Club baa had a hand in
the good work."
W. B. Sherman: "That I've got
everybody thiuktng and talklug about
Tokay graces and that the grape
growing industry bids fair to be some
thing immense in this valley, soon."
Geo. S. Calhosti: "That we have
the best oouutry on earth and that the
people elsewhere are finding it out."
R. H. O'Neill: " Thank the Lord.
the cats sre all gone aud I hope they
will never come back."
Manager H. C. Kinney, of the New
Opera House: "For the way in
which the people are taking an in
terest in the new pLyhouse, I am
abundantly thankful"
County Clerk Cheshire "Bless the
Lord, those old holidays will end one
of these days and then our office can
catch np in its work."
Professor Kowell: "Gee, but I've
got lots to be thankful for, chiefly
for the splendid success whioh the
two bands are achieving."
Cashier Jewell: "Ain't I thankfnl
for the confidence the good people of
this community have displayed in the
manner in which they have acted to
wards our bank iu these trying
Several Old Bachelors: "My gra
cious, , we'd bs more tliaakful if an
other Leap Year was not so near at
Many Young Ladies: "We are
truly thankful that soon the Leap
Year will be here, when we can select
our own fellows."
Chas. Mesdrve: "Thunder and
Mars. I've got so many things to be
thankful for tnac I hardly know
where to begin."
Several Aapirauta for the Grants
Pass Postofflce: "Yes, we're very
tbaukful .that our fate will soou be
Cashier GiUey: "When we find
the people putting such implicit oou-
Udeuce iu .our bank we cannot help
lieing truly gratelul."
Attorney Marcus Kobbius: "That.l
am still enjoying siugle blesedueas.
even il some people would like to see
me otherwise. "
Mayor Suiith: "Whrn things have
been moving along so nicely and the
future of the city looks so bright,
how could I feel otherwise"
Merchant Coe: "Thankful, did
you tay? why, bless you, wnen a
firm Las hadsucb a fine tradi, as ouis
has had, how could I feel anything
but truly tbaukful."
Will Moore: "That my chances for
capturing that pcstoftlce appointment
are so good, I'm devoutly thankful."
Grants Pass Football Players:
"That we got away from Arhiand
with oor scalps still iutact. after such
a drubbing as tbey gave us last
Sheriff Russell: "That I was elected
to this of floe io a strong Republican
county, and that, too, with only the
paper in Jackson county saying a good
word for me."
Merchant Truax: "Wouldnt you
feel good, too, if you had a big estab
lishment like oars and it did a
splendid business as ours has been
doing in the past?"
Geo. K. Kiddle: "Uuess I am
thankful, . all over, for the excellent
trade we've beeu having and for the
further good reason that Will Ireland
has joiued oor raoks and we can now
do much more business."
B. L. Bartlett: "That oor only
exclusive shoe store in the city has
been enjoying an exceptionally good
trade all along."
U. E. Moore: "That my big stork
of new goods are going nioelyfand
Ample Reason to
that I can soon order another fine
A. B. Cornell: "That my man Hall
is going to win the Mayoralty honors
even if the opposition do call me
'Rev. Cornell."'
Merchant Mashborn: "When busi
ness has been oomiog our way so
nicely, I could not help but be truly
thankful, as I certainly am. "
Several Josephine County Fruit
growers: " We are'exceediugly thank
ful that there has been soon grand
and wide spread revival of interest
in our industry."
J. Pardee: "It would bean impos
sibility, for me to even begin to
enumerate the many things fir which
I am thankful, for they are so many."
Grauts Pass Ministers: "For the
trmly brotherly feeling whioh exists
among the various denomiutaions ws
are devoatly grateful. There is no
proselyting aud all the ohurchss
are doing good work. "
Several Saloon Keepers: "We'd feel
a mite more like being thankful if we
only knew, for sure that the others.of
Josephine oounty would not put us
out of business, next June. "
H. C. Bobzieu: "When business
has been coming my way , so nicely,
all through the year, I'd be ungrate
ful if I was not truly tbaukful. "
P. H. Harth: "Our store has been
having a fins trade and this is one of
the great many things for which I am
Manager Robie, If the Williams
Bros. Factory: "Well, I should say
we are thankful for the fine bosines
and the way the trade has been com
ing our way, all along."
Street Superintendent McLean
"That we did not have a big fire like
Medtord before our hre hydrants wsre
testsd and made ready, ought to make
any fellow feel good and thankful."
County Treasurer Taylor: '"That
our banks are sound aud solid aud so
I don't have to lay awake uights,
thinking about the tafety of the
county s money, I .have abundant
reasou to feel thauktol."
Miyor-to-be Hall: "When I find
my mauy friends determined to put
nie into office. I would be ungrateful
if I did uot foel thankful for the faoi
that I have so mauy such kind
lrieuds. "
"Joe Wharton: "That I managed to
ride that Masonic vSir William Ooat
into the order and to glory, is good
reason for being tbaukful, not to say
anything about ibe nice btisint'ss I am
buil ing op. '
Asseior Fallin : "That the county
boaid did so little altering in my work
and for the many friends who want
nie as ibe next Sheriff of Josephine
county, 1 am very thankful."
SsveralBoys: "Ain't we thankful
that we haven't been caught yet.
taking off bicycles and hiding Ilium I
Thev say they will get us yet, so we
bad better stop the practice. "
Prominent Citizen: "I would lie
still more thankful if our City
Fatbets would ouly go ahead aud
comtel the railroad people to build
that piece of needed sidewalk."
Letcher, the Jeweler: "My
gracious man, how ran I be ex
pected to bfgin to tell all the things
foi which I am thaokfulT They're
too many."
Manager Horn of the Southern
Oregon Supply Co: Thankful ws are
that our firm has beeo having such au
unprecedented run of business all
through the year."
A. U. Bauuard: "I have many ana
great things for which to lie grate
ful, cot least of which has been the
nice Una of busineaa which has beeo
coming our way all the tinie. "
V. J. Gardner: "We have only
beeo here a short time, bot already
we have found the people are glad to
get big bargaioa and they have beeo
giving us a nice line of trade, for
which we foel truly grateful."
Cfemens, the Druggist: "We have
besn having lota of reason for giving
thanks, chief among which is the
solendid buaiaess that has been ours,
all along."
29. 1907
Mevny Matters of Importance Pas
eed Upon by Them ext the
Regular Meeting.
Much interest has been aroused bv
the action which the city council
proposes taking, relative to the re
cent raise in rates by the Kogue
River Water Co. The city fathers
have waited opon the Water Co.,
nrging that the old prices be main
tained but all to no purpose, for they
were informed that the corporation
would close its mains, rather than
concede the point in question. Other
attempts were made to accomplish
this, but these, too, were likewise
failures. - Now it begins to look as
though the councilman would vet ac
complish their end, for it has been
discovered that in 1004 an Bgreemeut
was entered into by and between the
city aud the Grants Pass Water,
Light A Power Co., when a boud in
tbe sum $1000 was given, binding the
said corporation not to "increase
its present rates for water or liehta
to private consumers, within the city
of Grants Pass." This agreement
does not expire until November 23,
The council, upon an opinion hand
ed down by Attorney G. W. Colvig,
ill institute proceedings against the
Water Co., for the purpose of com
pelling It to refund all money col
lected from patrons in excess of the
old rates. City Attorney Colvig has
given the Water Co., the propsr notice
and as soon as the holidays shall have
ceased, he wilt commence Droceedinirs
against the said corporation to carry
out tne instructions of the city
oouooll. At the adjourned meeting of
the oity council, Friday night, the
following matters Jwere acted npon :
J. H. Ahlf and others petitioned to
have the eleotrio light kept on 6th
street, between G aud H. This was
laid on the table.
The following labor claims, axaigned
to Col. W. Johnson were ordered
paid: O N Atwood. 117.60: Win Witt.
17.50; P Dunn, $17.60; C D Grimes,
$1.60; R E Clarke. $17 60: O F
Parker, $13.75; J K Weatherman.
$18.76; J T Breediug, fl3;7SO Con
tain, $11.26; IO W KinneT. I'iiSR
Claybourn, $11.35; Wm Law. $2.60;
U S Sohrlver, $13.76; Geo King, $6;
W D Finoh. $7.50
Other bills were allowed as follows:
Superintendent Turner: "We are
hat jug lots of reassno for beinir in a
thankful frame of mind, for tne
schools of Orauts Pass have been do
ing lots of good work, the teachers all
polling together nicely, and the
parents have shown their hna rtv nn.
operation. "
Continued on page 7
For the excellent trade which
has been coming our way dur
ing the past year and for the
bright prospects that this will
continue to be the case during
the next year, and for the fine
Turkey Dinner I am very
Kurnlture and Car
pets, Linoleunii,
Lara Curtains, Por
tieres, Matlruae,
Pillows. Cots, Wall
I'aper, Clocks,
Mirrors, Window
Uha'tes, Pictures,
Picture Moulding.
R. H.
I ront St.,
No. 35.
County Official Taylor Flnde H
Can Divide Cash With Hold
ere ol Warrants.
There are funds in the Treasury to
pay all warrants registered prior to '
July lflth, 1904. Inteiest will cease
from this date. Nov. 29, 1907.
County Treasurer.
Bridge Proposal.
The County Court of Josephine.
Couuty, Oregon, will consider sealed
bids for contract to construct a steel
bridge across Rogue River at Grants
Pass, Oregon, January U, 1908, at 3
o'clock P. M. Each patty will be en
titled to two bids: One on plan and
specification now on file witb the
County Clerk, and one on plan aud
specifications te be furnished by bid
der to bs filed with County Clerk on
or before DecAber 16, 1907. Bridge
to be 400 feeferfug aud 23 feet wide.
A. L. Lovelace, representing "The
Stopers of the World, "a mining men's-
organization is in the oity for the
purpose of interesting the mining
men here in the proposition to or
ganise a branob of tbe order here.
He tells the Courier that he has re
ceived much encouragement here.
The eulireDixon stock of Drv roods.
shoes, underwear, bats, etc., is being
sold out at cost. 11-16 6t
F O Wiioox. labor with team, $8A.50;
C A Cougle : oats $34; P Proctor
priutlng $;)1.S0; L A Luous Soo
mdse $3.10; O P Iron Steel Works,
mdse, $16.60; Herbert Smith, mdse,
$437.60; C O Gillette, mdse, $25.45;
Col. Johnson stamps and stationery
The ordinance asked by the Thomp
son Laud Power Co. was ordered
passed to each councilman for In
spection aud the fixing of rates for all
water companies was postponed until
An ordinance 'levying a tax for
municipal purposes was (read and re
ferred to the Jodlolary committee.
An ordiuanoe was passed for the re-
vision compilation aud publication of
all ordinances.
A report was read from County
Clerk Cheshire showing that the
city's assessed valuation amounted to
Th City Auditor was instructed to
hereafter file all Important oootraott
with the oity iu the County Clerk's
It was decided to submit to the
voters at tbe coming election the
proposition of purchasing rock crusher
and steam roller the same not to cost
over $7000.
Htoves and lUiifei,
Agteware; Tiwrs,
Willoware, Cutlery,
Crockery, Lamps,
Olanwarv, Fancy
China, o-CarW,
liaby Carnages.
0 tleill
bet. 6 end 7