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MUCH INTEREST TAKEN
IN MINING MATTERS
Everything Indicates a GenereU
Revival of This Industry in
THE PASS TO HAVE A STOFE
"The Stopers of the".Worldr'is tlie
name ol a new organization wnn
permanent headquarters in Portland,
Oregon. This order was organized
by a number of Portland'sleading
mining men who believed that their
best business interests would be served
by a united effort on the part of all
who were engaged in it. Tbey sooght
to take op the cause of all honest
mining enterprise and thereby de
velop aud promote the great mining
resources of tbe ooaBt aud to stamp
ont all dishonest wild-cattitlg schemes
and restore public confidence in the
mining business which has been so
ruthlessly shattered oflate.
The objeots and purposes of the
society ate to encourage fraternity
among mining men of all classes, to
promote sociability, to encourage
mutual protection and education, to
form a bureau of important informa-
tieoto assist the members in a busi
Wherever there is mining commu
nity it is Intended there shall also be
a itope OX uis oraer; mining men
everywhere are Joining and being
invited to join.
There shall be established and
maintained at the headquarters of
the Association in tbe oity of Port
land , Ore., a bureau of information,
having for its object the oolleotioo
and dissemination "or the free
and exclusive information of tlie
members of the'Stopers oT" tbe World"
of data regarding the various mining
districts. Such data shall comprehend
so far as possible .detailed description
of each mining district, the nature
of tbe ores therein, the various pro
cesses of working sucb ores, tbe gener
ally accepted valoe placed npon the
district and such other general infor
mation as may prove of value to the
members of the association.
Being a stoper will get one in step
with tbe rank and file of bis line of
business. Of great advantage will be
the meeting of the employer and em
ployed on common gronnd.
Abundant reasons are available for
the establishment of this order, its
initial success has proven this and
snbordinate stopes are increasing in
nnmber and membership daily. Many
of the mining laws of the status are
inadequate. Some are unwise and
need revision; others situations are
not covered at all and miners are not
properly safeguarded. It is only
through a united front that these con
ditions can hope to be successfully
met Only through co-operative
efforts of the mining men can we
hope to see the mining interests of
Oregon properly developed. This
wder promises their earnest support
sod stand ready to do all in their
power to aid all ligitimate and honest
iniuiug enterprises aud we hope to see
them thoroughly established in Grants
Mr. A. L. Lovelace, state organizer
ii here in the interest of the organiza
tion and reports that he is meeting
"with much encouragement. X-
The fnllnoMm Inrin locations llBVe
keen placed on record: "Modoc," by
A Thomas and Robert Hart, in
the Picket Creek district: "Trio,"
0. A. Thomas. Ed. Van A lima n
Robert Hart, in Picket Creek
district; "Banner" by Q. W. Finch
"1 W. J. Mahoney. in Unknown
strict: "John Thomas " "William
'bomas," and "Niuetv Four," by
os. J. Brinrk-rholl, in Galice dis
trict; "Black Jack," by John Ap
ia, iu Althonse district; "Annie,
Aliie" and "Lillian No. 2," by
x McCleod,' in Galice district.
A. Catchiuir las given notice f
'eating the "Grave Creek Piacer"
ninff nlMim .luaofl and H. A.
leeniao have lucutei ditcb dj
ter riirhiit. trtiii..i the waters o
ie Rough aud Redy Cieeh. Sylvan-
-eal and Lafe Grimes nave uieu
im for iriigatins wter, farpinf
Poor Man's Creek, at the bead ci
Lewis mining ditch aud claiming
miner's inches of water
C. Hoofer, manager of the Mt.
tt minAfl hma watnrnuA from Port
"and, where he has been spending the
summer mnmha mnA m hit has taken
year this Pronertv nnt in .
five stamp mill, bat the ore went base
and now it is proposed ;to install a
cyanide plant, which will be done
about January 1.
County Surveyor H. C. Perkins has
beeu d?ing some important work on
Bridge Creek, surveying for Ker
choff & Heffly, the Alaska miners
who made such a stake in tbe far
north and who now thluk that they
have folly as good a proposition right
here in Josephine county. They are
cleaning out the flumes and ditches
and are getting ready for a fine win
W. L. Montgomery has jnst been
installing a two-stamp mill on Whis
key Gulch, at the head of Williams
Creek, for Cheadle and Mrs. Loouiis.
This is a very promising property,
some of tbe assays going as high as
the phenomenal som of $,550 per ton,
while the average is over $80. Tbe
mill is now in active operation.
The little brush of hard times,
lately felt, has served to start out a
small army of prospectors into the
bills and mountains near by. This
is a good indication for the mining
industry and would seem to mean
much activity this season. In many a
case the camps are being gotten in
readiness much earlier than nsnal,
tbe clacers have giants reset aud put
into position for work, ditches are
being cleaned oat, flames made ready
and all is ready for the heavy raios,
which have commenced to fall.
The Millionaire mine, located near
Gold Hill, has a five stamp mill and
is in shape to do lots of work, just as
soon as the water comes. Tbe small
creek dried op early and stopped
operations and now the work will be
resumed. This promising property is
owned by an Indianapolis syndicate,
with J. E. Davidson in charge as
manager. This mini has a large,
strong vein. The ore was shipped to
the smelter last spring, when a very
successful run was made.
Wm. Ma) field is opening up a cin-
nebar mine on Evans Creek, where
he bas found a 13 inob streak pf pay
rook. Tests made show good values
and he thinks that be is going to have
enough to justify him to put in a re
tort, in. working the ore.
P. B. Wickbam, superintendent of
the Alameda Copper Mines, in the
Galioe district seldom gets outside
the camp, but he did drop hia.work,
the other day, long enough to oome
up here and take an option on the
"Copper Queen" and "Copper
King," in the Greens Creek district,
located just beyond tbe Grouse moun
tains A HO foot tuni'el has been run
in these mines and it is all in good
ore. ' now can you urantB rass
people fail to grab up sucii an invit
ing proposition?" was the way be
talked to the Courier mau. He thinks
that when the county seat capitalists
once get interested in the iniues then
aud ouly then will things bein to
urn iu the mining industry here
C. n. Crane, who with Frank
Fet.-ch has leased the Cook & How
laud placer mines, was in from the
Jumpoff Joe district, to eujoy Thanks
giving turkey with his family, re
turning to the camp the next oay.
He feeis coufident of having a fine
W. H. Barr, of Medford. was in this
city a few days ago, en route fortthe
Briggs Creek district, to look after
some mining interests.
E. Perry has returned from a visit
to the Pickett Creek (Conn. ) Mining
Go's property on Pickett Creek. He
reports thing lonking well; on that
property and be is figuring on a con
tiact to'rnn a 4o0 foot tuuneil in thi
iToperty. Mr Perry was formerly
with the Opp inims, near Jackson
ville. 4 car load of ltiinch hydraulic pipe
has just arrived for the new elevator
which is to be Stalled in tne Sim
mors Cameron mines, near Waldo.
Manager Lonan plans to lump the
tailings into the old reservoir and
then this will enable him to bar.dle
tlie output iu much bettf r shape.
Notice to the Public.
Having porchafed the Real Esta'e
business of W. L. Ireland, I will be
pleased to meet all of his friends and
patrons and all others deairinos of in
vesting in either city or farm proper
tits, will mass a specialty of mining,
both quartz and placer. Come and see
we five doors west of Palace Hotel on
tO it 1
! H. L. HERZINUER.
! A ompletnSToTTESib Phono
Tb. u rrflable-Ttie WtlT Oreow.
PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY,
SOME VERY TIMELY
ADVICE TO PARENTS
Raise the Children Right at Home
Before Sending Them to the
Public School Teacher
We demand on behalf of the future
generation, on behalf of the school
children and the school teachers of
today, that mothers aud fathers co
operate willingly and intelligently in
the work that the school teachers have
Ihere is mncb talk, in homes, of the
school teachers' shortcomings.
There is far too lunch readiness to
listen to tbe stories of children ex
cusing their own poor work with
criticism of teachers.
The matter is most serious. The
teacher cannot possibly do his best
work and give the best results unless
the parents co-operate with him intel
ligently. Let us consider what tbe
duty of parents is, and what the
teachers have a right to expect.
Fathers and mothers know what an
atrocious thing a spoiled child is.
You pity the father and mother that
must control one spoiled child.
Dont' fail to pity tbe pnblio school
teacher who is expected to control,
by kindness and intelligence exclu
sively, a doren or more spoiled child
ren. The first thing for you fathers and
mothers to do is to see to it that yon
do not send spoiled children to the
Remember that tbe most 'ntelligent
conscientious, devoted teacher can see
all of his work made useless by over
petting of a child or foolish severity
with a child.
Fathers and mothers in America
demand, properly, that teachers shall
not strike a child. They should send
to the teacher children that do not re
Fathers and mothers demand that
in school their children shall be con
trolled by moral persuasion, appea's
to their better nature by Intelligence.
Let them send to the teachers,
children that are aocustomed to be
controlled in that manner.
Realize that the father is a teacher's
partner in education, aud that the
mother is the teach sr'i ally.
How impossible it is in a family to
bring op the children properly if the
father adopts one method aud the
How many children are ruined by
contradictory orders from father and
Think what a tai-k yon put before
tbe teachers whin you expect them to
control so many children who at home
are too often directed in opposition to
the teachers withes and even en
couraged to disobey the teachers.
We emphasize this point: Control
yoor children by kindness Bnd in
telligence. You have no right to
send children otherwise controlled to
the public schools.
If you say, "I have a boy tbat 1
ran only control Dy whipping him, "
or "I have a girl that murt be whip
ped once in a while," how have you a
right to say, "I will not allow a
teacher to touch my children."
If yoa cannot control one child
without brutality, how can yon ex
pect a pub ic school teacher to control
40 or 50 children by kindness?
It is a disgrace to send to the pub
lic school, children that have been
made the victims of blows and
biutality at home and expect the
Uacher to do the hardest of all work,
the instilling of education, without
recourse to the only kind of persua
sion tbat tbe child is accustomed to
Never encourage a child to apeak
disn spectf ully of a teacher. Never
encourages child to put blame upon
a teacher. There are defective
teachers, of course. And it does hap
pen that the child may briug its
father or mother truthful tales of
shortcomings on the teacher's part.
Iovetigate these things if yoa will,
bat investigate them for yours-lves,
remembering the tendency of child
hood to exaggeration.
Don't be made foolish by the fact
tbat it is your child thai talks. Find
oat yourself, without eucouraging the
child to disobedience by listening too
eagerly to its story. Then, if you find
that yoor child has spoken absolutely
truthfully take such steps as you may
Don't laugh at your child when it
lis of the "smart things" that it
Advertisers get results ia the
OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER
does at school to bother the teacher
or to bother pupils.
Nevr try to influence the ohild
against the teacher under any condi
tions. You hurt your own child in
finitely more than yoa hart the
teacher when yon encourage the child
to rebel against necessary discipline.
Remember tbat the work of school
teachers is the noblest and the
hardest work in the world." Remem
ber tbat it is infinitely the most Im
portant work in this town. Chicago
The New Racket SUre is located
one door west of Palace Hotel. 13o"-2t
AND EVERYBODY BUSY
Grants Puss Industries In Full
Operation and Payrolls Are
as Large as Ever
The various factories and industries
employing workmen here in Grants
Pass have apparently not been phased
by the recent flurry in financial oir
les and the hum of iudostry, so wel
come to every citizen, is to be heard
on all sides.
The Williams Bros,. Door & Lum
ber Co., has been goiug right along, as
though nothing of the kind had ever
appeared upon the horiaon of the com
mercial world and Manager Robie in
forms the Courier that the manage
ment fully expects to ran on through
the winter season, without any bitch
or delay, whatever.
While the big plant of tbe Grants
Pass Box Factory was closed for a
few days, immediately after tbe be
ginning of the depression, yet it was
loon opened up and for the past two
weeks bas been running full blast,
all the time. Manager Horner tells
tbe Courier that the prospects are
bright for keeping the large enterprise
going all the year 'round.
Then the Grants Pass Cannery Go's
establishment has been going ahead
just as though nothing of the kind
bad ever been thought of. The
season's "jack" lias been ended and
now the vast number of cans are be
ing labelled and hurried to the large
whole-ale house, where tbe choice
product ia ever in brisk demand.
Just nw tl2'Paying departments in
operation, grinding oat this much de
sired product for the fruit growers all
over the state, for "Sampson's Spray"
Is already well known and the plant
ran hardly fill all the pressing orders
that are being daily received. It
promises to develop into au enter
prise of larga proportions and wlil
uiiilonbtedly mean much for this oity
and county ia the near future.
Then thers are tunny other such in
dustries, such as the Iron Works and
rtie like, which have beeu busy all
the time and which are employing
much help and distributing much
ready cash iu this community.
These are indeed the times when
Grams Pats' slogan: "It's Paryoll
That Count," is most fully appre
ciated and when the new furniture
factory, which A. L. Fry r, the com
petent and experienced cabinet maker
lias started on a modest scale is en
larged and put on its feet, with a
good financial backing, as is now
piopo'ed, and when A. W. Coleman's
bin "Perfection Evaporator" factory
is put in operation and other such
enterprises are set going, Grants
Pans will more than ever appreciate
il e real and grat importance of this
Last week the Courier type adviaitd
i he farmers to use an application of
Lime Sulphur solution of 80 per cent
s rength, when it should have keen 3
A mesiage was received from Salem
this morning, stating that (Governor
Chamberlain had formerly announced
that tbe holidajs would terminate
Stnrday, December 14, one week
from tomorrow. There is much
sirolstioo rife as to what will be
the result of this new mne.
Anent the horrible murder of the
(,'a.oteel family, at Macleay, Linn
county Sunday night, it oouies to
light that this family bad some cor-
retpondetce with Joseph Moss, with
a view to coming here to loca'e, last
July. In ber letters, Mrs .Mary
Castell tells Mr. Moss cf the elderly
gentleman, in the family who bad
looked after her affairs for the past
ll years. This old mao is now ac
cused of having committed the awfol
CITY ELECTION PASSES
OVER WITH NO TROUBLE
Voters Select Their Officers and
Practically Endorse the For
Tbe city election. Monday was de
void of any very great excitement.
Rumors bad been circulated that there
had been some false registration going
on, but there was nothing of the kind
evident in Monday's contest.
The only contsst seemed to be for
Mavor, both candidates having many
friends workiug for their electiou,
and for oouncilmen in the First and
Second Wards. Notwithstanding Dr.
Love's formal announcement that he
was not a candidate, Jyet his friends
in the First ward .seemed to be deter
mined to have him ran. Thev cot nut
a rig and did other work in further
ance of his candidacy, although he
endeavored to stop all suoh work.
He was in do sense making an effort
to get the place. On the contrary lie
was strongly opposed to having his
name come before the people for the
honors, for reasons which he lias al
ready made pnblio and he took par
ticular pains to inform the voters that
he did not wish them to consider his
name in connection with this office.
However, many voters cast ballots
for him, as tbe returns go to show.
The resolU of tbe election were as
L. B. Hall J. C. Smith
Ward 1 100 73
Ward 3 107 flt!
Ward 8 28 los
Ward 4 54 114
Majority for Smith, 07
Wardl T. P. Oramsr 92
D. P. Lots 74
Majority for Cramer, 18.
Ward 2 Jas. Toffs ' 94
W. W. Walker 78
Majority for Tuffs, In.
Wardd 8 Chas. Burkhalter 114
Ward 4 Frank Fetsch 180
Treasurer re-elecetd by vote of 618.
The hold-over are : ,
Ward 1-H. C. Kinney.
Ward 2 Dennis Stovall.
Ward 8-U. W. Lewis.
Ward 4 W. F. Unborn.
It may be of interest to consider
this vote and compare it with that
of last year, as reirards the Mavoralltv
candidates, the vote last year beiua-:
Ward 1 77 fi
Ward 2 l is
Ward 3 24 Ul
Ward 4 HI 73
Majority for Smith, ti.'i
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
Furniture and Car-
!.: Curtains, Por
I'liiows, (.'ot, Wall
f ront St., bet. 6 and 7
NEW WATER COMPANY
SECURES A FRANCHISE
Cltv Council Finally Grants The
Request. After Maklnd. The
Terms Very Liberal
Last night the City Council grasted
a franchise to the Thompsou Water
Land & Power Co., for a period of
50 years, i;000 bond to be filed with
in one month from date of acceptance,
whlon mast be within 20 days from
this date. Flat rate for domestio use,
stores etc, to be T5 cents for first
10,000 gallons, 8 oeuts per 1000 gallons
from 10,000 to 50, (XX) and 6 cents above
that. City gets 25 fire hydrants free
and 10,000 gallons of water each mouth
free. Two reservoirs to be maintained,
both to have always at least 400.0(H)
gallons, for ue of patrons. Reservoirs
to be 175 feet above level of S. P. track,
at depot. Mains to be laid not less
than 18 inches below street grade,
where laid. Mains to be not leas than
13 inches in diameter on 6th street,
and not leas than 8 Inches on G street.
Surface pipes to be 4 inches or less in
diameter. For bath tub 36 cents per
month,. meter rates. Meters to be paid
for by consumers by easy payments
each mouth. The atatlo pressure on
main at corner of 6th and F streets to
be not lest than 100 pounds. , Com
pany agrees to forfeit plant and all
right at snd of first JO years. If it
fails to furnish sufficient water for the
city's consumption, then this fran
chise to be on 11 and void.
The oooooil decided to levy 6 mills
tax, for running expenses of the mo
niolpality for 1908.
Tbe electiou returns were canvassed
and found to be praotically , as made
City Hall root to be Inspsoted and
it needed, a new roof to be ordered.
Oity Attorney Colvig stated thai
Rogue River Water Co., had been
duly notified to reduce rates to old
schedule or suit would be commenced.
First National Bank Statsmenl.
Statement of the condition of the
First National Bank of Southern Ore
gou on call of the Comptroller of the
currency, December, tl, ll07.
Loans and Discounts 1368,187 99
Overdrafts 4!18 64
L 8. Bonds 13.600 00
Other Bonds and Securities 46,017 76
Re il Estate 3,400 00
liuildinr fb Fixtures 13,2)13 08
Cash on Uaud and In Banks 146, 127 88
Capital 60,000 00
Snrplua and Und. Profits... 118,778 63
Circulation 13,600 00
Rediscounts, for Clearing
House Cert 9,000 00
Due Other Banks 413 90
Individual... f '.'73, 053 33
Demand Cert 211, 7H6 18
Time CVrtifl . ,875 00-371,313 38
Stores and Ranges,
Agtewaro, tan ware.
big lot of supplies out to that camp.