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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 24. 1908.
! .'ASS ORDINANCE
TO PAVE STREETS
Council Held Special Ses
sion Monday Night.
KORE CEMENT SIDEWALKS
Engineer's Preliminary Survey
for Paving Plane end Spec
if icellone Accepted.
The adjourned meeting of the city
ooaaoil last Monday night was called
to order by Mayor Smith, all members
being prevent exoept Councilmen Lewis
2 The petition of M. C. Findley and
others praying for the extension of the
fieoond street sewer was read and re
ferred to the sewer committee.
v The petition of H. O. Ackerman and
others asking that that portion of
Sixth street between E and the south
line of L be incladed in the proposed
paved section was on motion granted.
. Ordinaace No. 811, entiled an or
dinance to establish the grade of F
srtreet east of Sixth to Seventh; also
0 street east to Seventh and declaring
an emergency was read the first time
in fall, and en motion carried the
econd time by title. The ordinanoe
was then read a third time in fall and
placed upon its final passage. The
Tote resulted as follows: Ayes. Bark
halter, Coburn, Cramer, Fetech, Kin
ney and Tuffs; Nays none; absent
Lewis and StovalL
Ordinandi No. 303, relating to pav
ing oertain portions of Sixth O nod
F streets, was on motion amended by
striking oat K treet wherever it ap
pears, and inserting in Ilea thereof
Xj street. 1
On motion the paving ordinance was
placed npon its final passage, all voting
stye, except Lewis and Stovall, who
Ordinance No. 801 relating to the
construction of cement side walks en
8ixtl', G and F streets was on motion
amended by striking out K and insert
ing L street. The ordinance as
amended was then read for tbe third
time in toll and pat npon its final
passage all members present yoting
1 The plans, scecificaiioos and esti
mates of City Engineer Hobson for or
dinance No 803, relative to paving.
was npon motion adopted. The city
engineer was then instructed to make
a preliminary survey for sewers in
Lincoln Park addition.
The auditor was authorized to make
oot a list of delliinqueot lioeuae unpaid
to be presented to the council at its
next meeting and City Attorney Clem
ent to prooeed at once to collect all
sewer assessments now delinquent.
The couuuil then adjourned till the
next regular meeting night, the first
Thursday in May.
TELEPHONE COMPANY TO
BUILD TWO NEW LINES
Another Lin From Here to Ash
land and Another to
Vice-President E. B. Smith of San
Francisco, Division Supt J. V.
Gilkeysoo of Portland and Wire Chief
W. D. Moore of Portland, all officii 1.
of the Paoifio Telephone and Tele
graph Co., arrived in Grants Pass last
Monday night from Los Augeles Cl.,
in a large automobile. These officials
are on a toor of iusnvction of tl.e line-,
exchange and equipment preiaratory
to making alterations mid improve
ment v where necessary, and tbe con
struction of n- w lioes.
New coustuction work in this sec
tion will in. lude ound line from
bere to Ashland and a st-cnd through
line to Uleudale. The rear room of
the of See of the couiptoy in Grants
PatiS is to he rearranged so as to ac
commodate the local exchange, which
will be removed withiu a few days
from its present location in tbe First
National bank building. Tbe adop
tion of the central energy system,
whereby patrons are saved the trouble
of ringiag for either central or tbe
party to whom he desires to talk, is
expected sometime duritrg the present
year. Tbe new line to Ashland and
Olendale has already beea decided
npon and the construction work will
be begun within a few weeks.
The officers left Tuesday morning
for Rossburg. They had been
through California and had left the
Califorla division officials at Treka.
Messrs. Smith, Gilkeysou and Moore
are en route to Portland, from where
they will ship their touring car by
boat to Treka, and after visiting
Marshneld and Treka, will again take
their car and return to California.
Tbe adoption of tbe central energy
system by the Grants Pass exohange
will be a great convenience to patrons
Bat tbe fact that the company is
greatly behind with construction work
all over its system makes the date of
installing the new system somewhat
Notice to Property Owners
' There will be a special meeting of
the city council at city hall next
Monday night, April 27th for tin
purpcse of oonfering with all property
owners along . Sixth. G. F and E
streets, tbe streets to be paved. All
each property owners are urged to be
present at this meeting.
STATED SPRING MEETING
SO. OREGON PRESBYTERY
Convenes! Hero on Tuesday and
Wednesday Th Roy. Ward
The regular stated spring meeting
of the Souhtern Oregon Presbytery
convened at Bethany Presbyteriau
church in tMs city at 7 :S0 last Toes
day evening, with an interesting ser
mon by th retiring moderator, Rev.
J. E. Day of Wcodville.
At 9:80 the Presbytery oragnized by
electing the Rev. Ward MacHenry,
moderator, to sucoeed the Rev. Day,
who was chosen temporary clerk, the
stated clerk being absent, after which
tbe se-sion edjoured till 9 a.m. Wed
The Presbytery reconvened Wedesday
morning at 9 o'clock with a devotlooal
service led by the Rev. Robert Ennis,
followed by tho invocation by Rev.
J. E. Day the retiring moderator.
Owiog to the absence of the clerk
and illness of clerk pro tern, J. 8. Mo-
Nair was appointed temporary secre
tary. The roll call showed the fol
lowing present: Clergy Revs. Shields
Innes, MacHenry, Townsend, Day and
Burkharti Elders A. Kitchen, Rose-
barg; E Farrar, Medford; D Lehm rs,
Phoenix; E Stevens, Woodville; J L
McNair, Ashland ; H C Telford. Klam
A recess was then taken till 10 :30,
awaiting the arrival of Clerk Bark-
hart. On. reconvening the minutes of
the fall meeting were read and ap
proved, and Eldtrs W S and A E Gore,
8 O Swagrety, Wilson, Bowman and
T W Stanley and Rev. T P Howard
of Portland Presbytery weie invited
to sit as corresponding members. Tbe
moderator then appointed the follow
ing committees: Bills and Overtures,
Revs. Dtr and Shields and Mr. Mo
Nair; Vice Moderator, A. L Eitcheo ;
Judicial Committee, Rev. Robert En
nis and Mr. Farrar; Reflations, Rev.
Townsend aud Mr. Stevens; Minutes
of Synod, Rev. Pratt and Mr.Lehners.
A petition from Central Point ask
ing for the organisation of a chorcb,
was in connection with the Gold Hill
organisation, referred to the commit
tee on Home MisioiH. Rev. J K
Howard of the Walla Walla Presby
tery whs admitted by letter to the
An Invitation from the Ashland
hurch to hold the next meeting of
t' e Preebvery at that place was read
Report of the committee on Home
Missions began at 11 :30 and was tin
ihe1 dorma the afternoon session and
adopted after minor changes.
Commissioner selected to the gener
ili assembly were Rev. Brown and
Eid r W.8 Gore, principals, and Rev.
Riiocli and Eld-r H E Badger alter
nates. The balance of the time was
takeo op with the reading of reports
and other routine work.
The session closed Wednesday eve
nlng. 'The fall meeting of the PresbT
tery will be held at Ashland on the
Wednesday before the stcond.Tbursday
Pittsburgh Perfect Fenoing is
nnXCLD. Cramer Bros, agents.
Fishing Tackle at Cramer Bros.
II. M. CAKE WINS
Will Have a Majority of
3,000 in the State.
HAWLEY FOR CONGRESS
L L. Jewell Selected for the Sen
ate sxnd Msvyor Smith for
' . the Lower House.
Tbe Primary Election last Friday
was unusually qaiet throughout Jose
phine county. Here Tin Grants Pass
the oontest for some few local offices
where two or more wanted the nomi
nation' eliolted some activity on tbe
part of their friends, but otherwise it
is said to have been one of the most
letharlgo elections for years.
Though Cbas W. Fulton for United
States senator carried Josephine
county sgainst H. M. Cake, the latter
U. S. Senator
H M. Cake, Multnomah
Chaa. W. Fulton, Clatsop
Kepreeentative. 1st Disk
Willis C Hawley, Marion....
Rcbert S. Bean, Lane
Dairy and Food Com.
J W. Baily. Multnomah
Alexander Reid, Multnomah
Thcmas K Campbell, Lane. . .
William A. Carter. Marion....
R. Robertson, Douglas
Pros AitT.. 1-t Dist
B, F Mulkey, Jackson
Gus Newbury, Jackson
state senator, Joseuhine
George W Colvig
O. S. Good now ,
L. L. Jewell , . .
William L. Babcock
George H Durham.
J. O Smith
W. H Fallin ,
S. F Cheshire .
E, E. Dunbar
II. N. Miiclieil
D. E. Dotson
F D 8trk'ber
128125 36 23
F. F. Meiasner
H 8 Woodcock
Fred Mensch . ,
Justice of the Peace-
Oliver S. Brown
Dan John Hon
J O. Handle ...
Louis A. Streuber
' Central Committeeman-
W. T. Cobnrn
A. C, Hough
U. S Senator-
George E. Chamberlain
Repres ntative, 1st Diet.
.1. J. Whitney
R S JJan
H L. DeArmoud. . ;
W. J Russell
J T. Taylor
T. Y. Uean
H. C. 1'erkins
WILL ERECT NEW LAUN
DRY BUILDING IN SPRING
. E. G. Peil of Medford who owns the
Elite Steam Laundry of this city,,
arrived in Grants Pass Thursday
morning to look after bis various in
terests here. Mr. Peil has just dis
posed of his laondry in Medford and
he and his family will soon return to
this city to make their permanent
It is Mr. Pell's present plan
to erect a new laundry building here
next spring or soooer if satisfac
tory arrangements can be made He
has been elected delegate from South
ern Oregon to the annual convention
won oat in the state by about 8000
majority. The republicans have also
nominated Willis C Hawley in this,
the First district for congress,
Robert S. Bean of Lane connty was
chosen for jastioe of the supreme
court and . W. A. Carter of Marion
for railread commissioner for tbe
First district. J. W. Bailey of
Multnomah won oat for food and
For proeeouting attorney for this
district, B. F. Mnlkey defeated Gus
Newbury. For state senator L L.
Jewell, despite the fact that two other
candidates were in tbe field, won out
by a strong plurality Mayor J. O,
Smith was an easy winner in the con
test for representative.
The balance of the republican county
ticket is as follows. For sheriff,
W. H. Fallin ; for county olerk, S. F.
Cheshire; county treasurer, H. N.
Mitchell; assessor, Solus Pollock;
county superintendent, Linooln Sav
age; ooroner, F D Strieker; county
commissioner, H S Woodsook; sur
veyor, Fred Menscb.
The democrats of - the county polled
a light vote. They have nominated
the following ticket:
H L DeArmoud, representative;
sheriff, W J Russell; treasurer, J T
Taylor ; assessor, I Y Dean ; surveyor.
H C Perkins; committee man, HD
Following will be found an abstract
of tbe offioial canvass.
74 24 11
119 36,27 14
!3 5 22,
11 16 18, 5
913 1311 19
9 12 10
19 17 24
10, 9.12 10 10 18, 3 241
of the head ramp Modern Woodmen
of America, which convenes at
Peoria, III., June 10th, where he
will be accompanied by his wife.
Thev will leave Portland June 6th,
afti-r doing the Rojie carnival at the
metropolis and after csmp meeting at
Poria, they will visit New York
City, and his o'd home at Galveston,
Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Peil will return
borne via Old.Mexioo and Southern
California, after which they will take
up their, residence here. While in
town this reek Mr. Peil was en
deavoring to purchase the Harmon
ooufnetoinery store on the nortn side.
Should be secore the stock he will
open a first clssa plaoe.
Try aOoorier Want Ad Big results
FOUND IN ILLINOIS
Quarter of Mile Below
Point of Drowning.
BURIED ON RIVER BANK
Body In Such a State of Decom
position TKevt It Could Not
Be Packed Out.
Undertaker L. B. Hall of this city
received a telephone message at 7
o'clock Monday night from 8elma,
stating Jthat the body of Archie T.
Johnson, the Santa Monica Cal.,
merchant, who was drowned in the
Illinois river on the 23d of last
month, had been found at 10 o'clock
that morning about a quarter of a
mile below where he was drowned.
At this point a wire net had been
set across the river in the hope that
the body might be thus recovered.
Men had. been engaged to watob the
net and Tuesday morning a Mr. Ward,
who had been left in charge, dis
covered Mr. Johnson's body as it
had risen to the surface of the water
and lodged against the netting.
Mr. Johnson was tntsrested in min
ing properties on tbe Illinois near this
point where he met his traglo deat'i,
and lost his life while be and
two other men were attempting to
cross tbe river in a small boat, which
was capsised in tbe raging current
His two companions ( being much
stronger than he, succeeded la reach-
ing shore. They were unable bow-
ever , to rnoover Johnson's body.
Efforts of a dozen or more eiperieoced
river asen for two weeks after, proved
abortive and It was thought last
week that the body may possibly have
floated into Rogue river and on out
Mr. Ward anchored the body in
water, aooording to previoos instruc
tions of relatives of the deceased and
notified Coroner Strieker and the
undertaker hers by telephone from
Selma. The ooroner gave permission
to have the. body brought to this oitr
where be will view the remains. It
is, however, improbable that an in
quest will be held.
Tbe vicinity near where Mr. John
son was drowned is vsry inaccessible,
25 miles of the distance between there
and Selma, having to be made on
horseback, over a rough trail.
It was expected that Mr. Johnson's
body would reach Grants Psss yester
day morning, bat when removed from
the water it was found to be in suoti a
state of decomposition that it could not
be packed out over the tiail aud hence
it was buried on the river bank,
Tbe bereaved wife and a brother in
law; C. W. Rogers, arrived bere yes
twrday morning from Santa Monica
expecting to accompany the remains
horns, rhey returned to Santa Monica
this morning, the bereaved lady almost
dist.-aoted with this second shock.
"It Pa. ye lo Be Good."
The members of Golden Rule Lodge
No. 78, I.O.O. F. bad a very interest
ing session last Wednesdav night.
Furniture and Car
Lac Curtains, Por
Pillows, CoU, Wall
I ront St.,
After the ( regular session. thjae
present adjourned to" the banquet hall
where an impromptu feast was spread
in honor of Brother J. W. Colby, one
of the old members, who leaves next
week for Vancouver, Wash. Brother
Colby made short but earnest speech
appropriate to the occasion and all
pesent joined in wishing him all
sorts of good fortune in his new
home. Several visiting brothers were
present and! spoke, but "the speech of
the evening was msde;bv Brother
Content, a late arrival in our city. .
He is an old wheel horse in the order,
and the talk h- gave us warmed the
cockles of our heart and made every
one present glad and proud that ha
was an Odd Fellow. ; It is a pity that
those on the outside who are hesitat
ing about coming into the lodge oould
not have heard this speech.
It certainly would have turned their
hesitation Into determination to be
come an Odd Fellow at the first op
portunity. These imprnmpta ban
quets are to be a feature in f uture
and any brothers who are irregular In
attendance will run a chanoe of miss
ing some of the most enjoyable of the
many good things In Odd Fellowship.
It pays to be good. "Take beed aud
GRANTS PASS IS NOW EN
TITLED TO FREE DELIVERY
Total Receipt for Flecal Vee.r
Ending April let War
The total receipts of the Grants Pass
postofflce for the Fiscal year ending
April 1st, were $11,144.50. This is an
increase over the', receipts of the pre
ceding year of 11,869.86. Under tbe
provisions of the postal laws, rules
and regulations, Grants Pass Is now
entitled to free mail delivery within
the corporate limits. Before the in
auguration of free delivery, however,
the department requires that streets
of the city must all be named, tbe
business housis and residences num
bered, the names of the s'reets desig
nated by suitabls signs at street oor
ners and all sidewalks rendered in a
Tbe city Jo"uuoll already has the
matter of naming tbe streets and the
numbering of the houses under con
sideration, and iu all probability an
ordinanoe embodying the provisions
neoessary will be passed at the next
meeting ofthe city oounoiL
This moans that Orauts Pass will
soon be enjoying another modern con
venience and another olty air.
EIGHTH GRADE EXANINA
TIONS TO BE HELD IN NAY
In aooordanoe with the rules for
condnctln g E 1 ghth 'Grade flu aleiauTT
uatlons, County SnpurlntenJeut Sav
age has designated May 14th and 15th
as the dates for holding examinations
throughout the couutr. Rule 8 for
these exmalnatious requires ttiat
"Tesohers having pupils who will
have complet'-d the Ktghth Grade
work at the time of the next examina
tion aud who wish to take said exami
nations shall notify the county super
intendent at least 20 days before said
The schools wbloh have thus far
notified tbe county superintendent of
readiness for examination are : Grants
Paes, ho no, Wolf Croek Leland,
Holland, Korby and Waldo.
There will, of eoorse, be other
schools wbloh will take the examina
tions. 'LENT HAS WENT"
WhlclL is the usual way
with things that are lent
This Is the season of good will
to-all, good fellowship aud glad
tidings We have good news for
thriftv biivers this week, but the
' T u m A will IroAn fill w t. In
You will want to see the
Late evrrtysxla in
Mtoves and Ranges,
bet. 6 and 7