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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27. 1907.
HEAVY RAINS MAKE
MINING MEN HAPPY
They Predict That the Continued
Downpour Will Make This one
of the Beet &ee.eon.
Considerable excitement was created
in looal mining circles, the other day,
by the announcement that one of the
miners prospeoting on "Old Baldy, "
right here Dear the city, bad struck
a rich pocket, worth all of foOO.
The name of the discoverer, how
r, was not ascertained, bat it de
velops that there an a large number
of claims being worked in that lo
The United States Land Office has
ranted to Susan Lawrence Dana, a
patent for the "Copper Stain Group
of mine, consisting of "Copper
Stain." "Golden Hope," "Babbit
Foot, " " Redeemer, ' " Susie, " " Thir
teenth" and "Elbertioa" lode mining
claims, located in Wolf Creek unor
can! zed minina district. It was a
voluminous document, dated Decern
ber 5. 1907, siened by Theodore
Roosevelt, by F M McEean, secretary
and W H Sanford. Recorder of
General Land Office.
Frank James et al have filed a lode
claim notice for the following claims
in the Grants Pass mining district
"Mabel," "Hazel" and4' Daisy."
" "The Town of Waldo Ditch" has
been duly located and notice filed by
Thomas Lannon, in the Waldo min
O S Goodnow has filed his affida
vit, showing that he has performed
300 wortli of assessment work on the
"Little Derritt.," 'Goodnow" and
"Vermont" quartz claims, located
iu the J amp-off-Joe distriot.
A telegram from Washington an
nounces that ' 'Senator Teller obtained
unanimous 'consent in the Senate to
day for the consideration of his bill,
which was set aside Thursday through
filibuster of Senator Carter, ex
empting entrymen of mining claim
from doing assessment work for 1907.
No objection was raised today byMr.
Carter or the Utah 8uatora,' Twho
previously opposed the measure, and
it passed the senate. As adopted, the
measure applies only to the states of
Oregon, California, Colorado, Idaho
and Sooth Dakota, the Senator from
Nevada, Montana, Utah aud Wash
ington objecting to their states be
ing included. Mr. Teller is of the
opinion that the House will pass the
bill early after the holiday recess
and that it will become a law in time
to afford relief to niauy prospeotors
nnable, on account of their reoeut
financial stringency, .to obtain funds
to pay for their asaesment work."
A placer claim, "The Nugget" has
been located in the Williams Creek
mining district by E S K Jackson et
al. John E Deveuy has filed notice
of having located the lode claim,"
"Baltimore," in the Galice mining
W H Flanagan began a suit in the
circait court the other day, against
Ed Jones, involving 79.70acres ofplacer
mines, on Rich Oulch, Josephine Co
and more particularly described as lot8
and SW4 of SWi seo 2. tp 39 s, r 7,
which the plaintiff claims to have
obtained lawfully, bot be alleges
that defendaut iu November, 1907
entered into said olaim, dug down the
gravel bank deposited on said claim,
washing oat the gold coutained there
in, appropriating tame to his own
use, wrongfully. He asks the court
to grant a temporary order, restrain
ing the defendant from further mo
lesting the said property, tiutil the
ooort hat formally pawed upon the
Clerk Cneshire has received a man
date from supreme court, setting forth
that themining case of Willis Kramer,
appellant vs HL Wilsun et al.,auother
case from this couuiy that has been
reversed in the liikber courr. It in
volved a mining deal, whtrtio Kramer
gave his note f ir ,U00 lo W J ami
LB Palmer, who in tuiu assmiied
the note to H L Wilson, wuo keep
the Leland mercantile -sitiii-' e-t
and who, in ondcrtukinR to collect
same brought i-mt iud win out in
the circait cju t, Jnd H- K. Han
na granting hioi the auouut sued for.
Now the case m reterstd and
Kramer is given judgment for 1177.39,
his cost in the appeal. The property
involved was: "Golden
1 "Golden Rule," "Lit-J
Palmer," all locited on
ITY ATTORNEY BRINGS
Suit against water co.
Action Filed to Compel the Water
Company to Keturn to the
This afternoon City Attorney Geo.
w.jcoivig hied the important suit
against the Rogue River Water Co.,
asking the court to compel said cor
poration to return to the old rate and
to Vemit to the patrons the
charged since October 1.
normal notice was served on the
company by the city council, some
days ago anspow that said oorpora
tion has failW to comply with the re.
quest, this action has been Instituted.
Attorney Colvig informed the Courier
reporter thai he had gone carefully
over the affair aud felt sanguine
that the matter would come to a suc
cessful issue in the courts. The out
come will &1 watched with much
interest by evety resident of the city
who uses water from this company.
Whiskey Gajch, and also carried
with it mill and water rights, all
. - JT .
being located in the Wolf Creek
Another case, in which thecitcuU
court of this county is affirmed is that
entitled Robert Brown vs Georse W
Lewis. It was brought in this court
Decetober 8. -1904 for th nnmpalann
of pipe and mining apparatus valued
at 1500. The same was taken piss- a
sionjof by Lewis, who Mas tiu
Sheriff of Josephine county M.d
Browjn brought replevin procwedings,
asking also for $500 damages. He
won Ha the lower court, now be wins
agaiq in the supreme court, vvhicli
grantb him possession of the property
and gives him judgment against
Lewis for his costs ou appeal.
Messrs. David Hefley aud Harry
Kerchjoff came' in from their placer
mines, located 'near Spalding's mill,
to enjoy ?the holidays with their
home folks. " H
O. D. Crane is in from his exten
sive interests in the Jumo-off-Joe
distriot, to spend the Xmas season
with his family..
New Years Dance
Hall. II. CO includ
at Savage Creek
ing supper and horse feud. .12-13 St
1, Wed. New Year's day.
7, Tuesday Meeting of G.
January 10,v F-iday, at New Opera
House, Koaeburg High School vs.
G. P. High School, Joint Debate.
Jau. 13, Monday Circuit Court
Jan. 30,81 and Feb.l, Thu.Fri aud Sat.
First Annual Show, Grants Pass
Poultry Keepers Association.
Jan. 30. 31 aud February 1, Thursday,
Friday an! Saturday, Horace K.
Tamer Art Exhibit, at High School,
afternoons aud eveuiug.
Jan. HI, Friday Meeting In .Grants
Pass to organize the Rogue River
G t Breeders' Association.
Jan. 31, Friday Colt and Fine Horse
Show in Grants Pass, uuder aus
pices of Grants Pass and Kerhy
Feb. 1, Saturday Fruit Grower'
Meeting in Grants Pass, Under Aus
pices of Grants Pass Fruit Growers
There came to my place uer Wilder
ville, Wednesday. Dec. 4, 1907, one
:i-yeir old red steer with one horu,
right ear oroiped, notch on left ear.
Owner can have same by proving
property aud paying charges. 1313 fit
L. B. AKERS.
There strayed from my raooh near
Wilderville, one red heifer, brand
ed W T ' oo hip, one red and
white heifr brauded W T on hip.
KiLiier notify me at Grants Ham,
Ore. W. H. H. TAYLOR
13-27 6t : Pine Street,.
A merchant sent his Swedish clerk
out collecting. Returning the clerk
said : " Yim Yonsoo be pay veo he sell
him hogs, Oie Olesoo pay veu he sell
him wheat; Pete Peterson be pay in
Yanuary." "Well." said the boss,
"that's the first time Pete ever set a
I date. Are you sure he said be would
(pay in January?" "YeL Aye tank
so. He said it ban a .dam oold day
when yon get dat money. I tank dat
CITY FATHERS LOOK
AFTER SOME THINGS
Many Matters of Minor Importance
Come up fxnd are T&ken
At last week's City Council meeting
tne following matters were acted np
The request for permission to place
an electric sign across Sixth street
by the Bijou Theatre people
Councilmen Cobnrn, Tuffs aud
Lewis will have charge of the pub
lication of the oity ordinances just
compiled by Recorder Clements.
I he committee reported that the
City Hall roof was In good repair,
but recommended a coal of paint and
that the fire wails be fixed up.
J. P Kenney et al petitioned for a
granite sidewalk on north side of K,
between 6th aud 8th streets.
E.. S. Veatch et al want a light
placed on 3d street.
An unfavorable report was made
as to grading of street between blocks
15 and 16, iu H. B. Miller & Co's
A favorable report was made on
placing a bridge, with concrete
foundation, in opening up Central
Herbert Smith aud all property
owners abutting the alley between G
and have asked to have same graded
fom 4th to 7th.
The following eight saloon keepers
presented their bonds for f 1000 each
aud had licenses granted for the next
six months : Lance & Hull, Coburo &
Hawkins, G D Williams & Co, Dana
& Duncan, Jno Hyde, C F Centner.
F F Johnsou and F W Shallhorn.
Ordinanoe No. 293, fixing the 1908
oiiy tax levy at 6 mills was formally
Ordinanoe No. 294, placing a tax
of flOO per year for moving picture
shows was passed. '
A large grist of bills was presented
and all were allowed, except one of
Attorney Edward S. Van Dyke's for
$3.20 for swearing In 23 voters at the
recent city election, the council de
ciding that the election .judge should
have performed that duty.
J M Eubanks was appointed a
special policeman, whose duty Bhall
be to patrol near the Salvation Army
Bartncks and sea that the bad boys are
compelled to stop interfering with the
meetings of the Army.
The bond, affidavit and treasurer's
rece pt of F F Johnson whs tiled but
it was recommended that his bond be
returned and that he secure a better
The finance committee reported
upon the following bills ana upon
motion they were ordered to be paid
in the usual manner:
U W Lewis, street work, f.'-i ; Frank
Wilcox, 11 loads granite, til; Frank
Wilcox, 70: J C Randle, putting up
booths, lumber, nails, placing and re
moving the booths fX; Alien .Me
Caoley, fj; G P Hdw Co. mdse, fl;
J C Randle, election services, ti; J R
Hyde, rent for election, f-'.50; G PI
S Works, sidewalk plates,
Guild Hall, rent, 5. W P Wright, en-
ineer services, $15: Williams Bros D
&L Co, lumber. 1; Crnmer Bros,
mdse f'0.83; C H Clements "Mumps,
stationery supplies for City Hall,
l'ib; Aetna Rebekah Lodge, meals
Logan Wooldridge, who has a nice
place on Missouri Flat, bids fair to
carry off the honors as being one f
the most successful Irish potato
raisers en tbe Rogue River. As a
sample of what be could do, he
brought into the Courier office jaft
three specimens of the Bnrbank var
iety, aud tbey were about all he cared
to handle, for one of them tipped tbe
scale at 10 pounds, another at six
pounds and the other at four touads.
The'e were large and fine looking.
He will have them photograi bed and
sent to the Oregonian to let tbore fel
lows up that way who are inclined to
boast about their "spuds," see tli't
we, too have "some potatoee." Mr.
Wooldridge also makes quite a show
ing in raising cabbage and he bad no
trouble in bringing into the local mar
kets mammoth bawls which would
weigh all of 40 pounds each.
"Never had better trade in our
business experience in this city,"
was the way many merchants ans
wered the query of the Courier man,
who asked about the holiday business.
ROGUE RIVER SALMON
INDUSTRY IS IMMENSE
Another Big Shipment of Eggs
Mo.de From Loctl Hatcheries
to the Mouth of River.
The salmon industry of the Rogue
River is assuming large proportions.
This was made evidi nt by the daily
shipments by the Rogue River Fisher
men's Union from Grants Pass, dur
ing the season aud Saturday another
good evidence of this assertion was to
A shipment of 1,800,000 chinook sal;
nion eggs was made Sat from Grants
Pass to Wedderburn. at the mouth of
Rogue River. The salmon, from
which these eggs were taken were
caught in raoks in Rogue River, at
Fioley's Bend, and in Illinois River,
a tributary of Rogue River, at the
falls eight miles below Kerby. This
otk was carried on by the United
States Bureau of Fisheries and nnder
the supervision of H. L. Kelly, Jr..
superintendent of the Government fish
hatcheries on Rogue River. The
eggs were placed la shallow trays,
25 pounds to the tray and to prevent
the heavy jais, which would kill
them, they were packed an moss.
These travs were crated and the
crates placed iu the oenter of a large
box with the spaoe between the
orates and the box filled with ice and
sawdust. It is essential to keep the
eggs cold for if they become warm
the batching process will begin and
then being delicate the heat and jar
ring will kill them.
There were 20 of these big boxes,
each the size of a large Saratoga
trunk, and they were shipped in a
baggage car attached to the regular
passenger train. The transportation
is given free to Portland by the
Southern Pacific, the company doing
this to aid in the building dp of the
salmon industry iu Rogue River. At
Portland th? egirs will be transferred
t) the costing steamer Berwick which
will land them at the Imouth of the
Rogue River, but if the bar is ton
rough to allow the steamer to enter
the river, the eggs will be lauded at
Coos Bay aud hauled down the beach
by teams. Superintendent Kelly ac
companied the shipment to Portland
and attended the transfer to the
steamer, and from Portland auotber
expert of the bureau of fisheries will
care for the eggs until they are lauded
at ti e hatchery
Tuesday was the redletter dy for
the Grams Pass pnstoflice, Postmaster
Harmon and his corps of as
sistants beiug kept ou the go from
early morning until late at night.
There wis the neat sum of $113 real
ized from the Rile of stamps, alone,
and all other business was. in like
Fred Wilcox, the expert nielit bag
gage smasher i f the H. P. local depot,
departed, Tut sday for Cottage Grove
and Suginaw, where he will remain
until the tiist of the year. Madain
Rumor has it that he goes up that
way to Icok alter some of Cupid's
affairs and (bat he may turn " bene
dict. " ere he conies home again.
C. H. Clements, Grants Phis' staff
correspondent of the Oregouiau, is in
receipt of the following communica
tion from W J Cuddy, editor of the
Weekly Oregonian: "Keplying to
jour of the 13th. to Mr. Piper, I
take pleasure tn saying that I am in
structed by Mr. t". A. Morrlen, assist
ant manager of the Oregonian Pub
lishing Co., to authorize Mr. Marshall
to offer one year's sulmcriptiun to The
Weekly Oisgouiau, as a prize for the
' Be-t All-'Houud Hen,' at the com
ing exhibit of the Grauta Pass
Poultry Association. Iu connection
tht-rewitk I d'ire lo add that I want
her picture and pedigree for publica
tion in the Weekly, and that I would
also like a list of the winners, first
aad second and third, if there be such,
and all pictures I can get. With beet
wishes for .the big how, I remain,
sincerely yoors." This will b
migbtly encouraging news for the
many poultrymen of this county.
The other day a realty deal was con
summated in Grants Pass, in which
I the seller demanded the gold coin or
si'ver, before he would close the deal.
When finally the banks opened be was
loaded with silver and the deed
passed. But he turned the tables, by
taking it to tbe poHtofflce and ex
changing it for a money order and
Uncle Ham's servants had to "tote"
the bulky coin back to the bank.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC WILL
GIVE BETTER SERYICE
Announcement Comes From
Portland of the Proposed
ioruana papers are announcing
that there will be a radical i hange in
the S. P. train schedule, beginning
Sunday, and making it much more
satisfactory with the patrons in
Southern Oregon, bnt Agent JeBter
has not yet received any official noti
fication regarding the proposed
The Portland papers seem to think
that the prote-ts which have been
made by the people of Southern Ore
gon have brought this desiied ohauge
in the arrival and departure of trains.
This will be another very welcome
piece of news to tbe people of this eud
of the state.
Change of Banking Hours.
The ba nks of Grants Pass wbh to
announce chauge in the time of their
offioe hoars. Beginning January 2,
1908, the banks will open at 9 a. in.
and close at 8 p. m., remaluing open
dnring the noon hour. It is believed
that this will accommodate a larger
number of people than the present
time because so many have ouly the
noon hour off from regular employ
ment. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
GRANTS PASS BANKING &
TRUST CO. 18-27 It
RIGHT IN I .
WE 'ttko Hi'ih means of oxprt sing our hearty
(hanks to our many customers for tho very
generous' patrona,'o tiiey liavo bestowed upon us
tluriiii' the past year, and wo will hopn to merit ft
goodly share of your trado during tho coming year.
Wo wish you a Happy New Year Throughout
Ho purchases all good direct from the factory and
ships in cm load lots. This gives tho buyer the very
finest aHSortmemt, and
when it comes to prices,
ho is thus enabled
to give bottom figures.
Newcomers and all will
discover that ho has by
far tho largest establish
ment in this part of tho
State. Ladies will find
tho display of articles
very attractive and just
what they are looking for
Furniture and 'ar
l.ai e Curtain', Por
Pillow, Cut., Wall
R. II. O'Neill
front St., bet. 6 and 7
SENATOR MILLER THINKS
OREGON WILL GO DRY
And hj Believes That the Entire
Country Will Soon Be Doing
Salem, Ore., Deo. 13 "All Oregon
will go 'dry' at the next elettiun if
the question be submitted as a state
issue," raid Slate Senator M. A.
Miller, of Liun County, wben in
Salem on business at the state library.
"The whole I'uited States will be
'dry' within 10 years," he continued.
''The uioveiueut doss not spring
from any single event or arguuieut
but it is 'in the air.' as you might
say, aud is everywhere in evidence.
The peoilti are sick and tired of
the liquor traffic They are disgusted
lib the way the saloous have been
run and are going to put them out of
business. Merchauts and busiuesa
men of all kinds have given Dp the
notiou that it takes saloons to make a
live town. The most prosperous
cleanest and best conducted towns in
the state today are 'dry.' In those
towns you will find the most orderly
"In tho last few months I have
traveled all over the state and have
heard empliatio expressions against
the saloon from persons who would be
least expected to entertain such views.
One Southern Oregon bote! keeper
who runs a bar told me he intendtd to
vote for prohibition. The movement
in this state is for the establishment
of high schools, and where a high
school comes in the saloon goes Out."
Guitar, Mandolin or
Inquire at Rowell's
Mb. Booster Fat man.
A Tourist The other fellow
Tourist Say.Mr. Fat Man
where can I buy some Good
Furniture, Stoves and Goods
to go housefurnisliinR with?
I know'where to buy the other
kind but I want something
Mr. Boostkr Why, ro to
O'Neill's, the largest house
furnisher of them all. He buys
direct from the manufacturer
and guarantees every piece of
goods sent out of his store.
Say, Mr. Tourist, he carries
everything you can think of
for the house. His prices are
right, and there's nothing
small about him.
Mores and Hansen,
i C WF