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VOL. XT. ilLWTSPASS JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, DECElT 1079 13 77
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MUNICIPAL I'.MT SOON READY
FOR THE KAILS
CULVERTS ALL IN PLACE
Total Cost of Ton Miles of Grade to
Wlldervillo Will De Approxim
The grade on the municipal rail
road will be completed to Wilder
ville by Saturday night. The entire
roadway will then be ready for the
ties and rails for the first ten-mile
unit, and as Boon as the funds are
available from the bond sale the road
can be completed that far without
further delay. Mr. Keeler, repre
senting the buyers of the bonds, is
now in New York city, and expects
that tha legal questions surrounding
the issue will be cleared away within
a few days and the transfer made.
The work done by the city to bring
the grade on the first unit to com-
nlotlnn will ohnur on ovnnnHIt lira nf,
approximately 132,000, the state
ment prepared by the engineer on
the first of December totaling $29,
639 to that date, with a probable
$2,500 for the present month. The
culverts are now all in place, 53
having been laid in the ten miles at
a cost of $1,983.65. These culverts
are of cement tile of home manu- point. The Campines resemble some
factiirfi. and are from six Inches to, what the silver penciled Hamburgs,
26 inches In diameter. The bills for
the clearing and grading of the ten
miles amounted to $23,769.35, con-
Bldered a most reasonable figure in
view of the yardage of dirt moved,
VOTING BONDS FOR ROADS
IN RIVERSIDE COUNT1'
Riverside, Cal., Dec. 17. A heavy
tote was being cast today in River
side, county on a proposed bond la-
sue ot $1,225,000 for good roads. As
the result ot a long campaign pro-
ponents of the issue predicted a"
WILSON BACK ON THE JOB
Washington, Dec. 17. The cold
which kept President Wilson con-
fined to his apartments in the White
House for several days, has alraost
entirely disappeared today. His con-
.. -I in,nMi that
UlUUU WAS O" 1UULU
k ,a - r00m his du-
ties In the executive offices.
AVIATOR TO CARRY MAIL
Paris, Dec. 17. Jules Vedrlnes,
the aviator, announced toaay mm
... Do-ia a
.. . . . V. n
would snortiy start iro -
rekln, carrying the mall. This will
be by far the longest flight ever madei
In an flpronlane In case Vedrlnes sue-
ASHLAND REMAINS DRY
BY VOTE OF O TO
Aching nro T)ep 17. Complete
returns today from yesterday's elec-11-Hon
showed that Ashland had gone
dry by a vote of 793 to 144.
ry ny a vote or w
C. Cunmngnam and Louis We
were re-elected to the city council
. - h r tv council
and R. P. Cornelius was e
without oDnosltion to fill a vacancy
in the council.
p w ir.f. w elected part
nv.i i - nhnni nnn nsltlOn.
vuujlUISBlUUcr wiwuvut v,',--
FRIZES FOR SHOOTING
The committee having la charge
the shooting tournament on the gun
club grounds on the 21st inst. has
arranged an especially attractive pro
gram from the scatter gun artists,
and there will be Xcias presents for
all. The program will Include 15
events of ten bluerock targets each,
with first, second and third prizes.
There will be a turkey, a duck or a
chicken, and a merchandise prize in
each event, the winner to have first
choice of the prizes offered, and sec
ond and third their respective choice.
The merchandise prizes are donated
by the various houses, as follows:
Peerless Clothing Company, umbrel
la; Grants Pass Hardware Company,
hunting knife,; Golden Rule Store,
box box; W. H. Hodklnson, pair
shooting glasses; Joe Wharton, pock
et knife; R. L. Bartlett, pair house
slippers; Geo. S. Calhoun, pair
gloves; Skillman & Lawrence, pipe;
Josephine Grocery Company, groc
eries $1.50; National Drug Store
hair brush; C. P. Bishop & Co., shirt;
Jewell Hardware Company, gun case;
J. V. Schmidt, box tobacco or cigars;
Brown & Pernoll, box cigars; O. F.
A rlile shoot will also be held on
the gun club grounds In South Grants
I Pass at the same time the shotgun!
shoot Is in progress, there being all
kinds of poultry and beef prizes
offered In this.
POULTRY FROM ACROSS
THE SEA HAS ARRIVED
The Wilcoxons have added one
more breed to their poultry stock,
receiving Wednesday morning a pen
of Silver Campines, which were im-
ported from England, having been!
shipped to Ontario, the distributing
proline layers of large, heavy, white
eggs. While this breed is compara-
tlvely new In this country, it is well;
known m Europe, wnere me uuum,
of today originated, probably from
the old uniuiprai or everjuaj jay-
er." The people of the Campine dis
trict claim origin, and go so far as
to say that when Julius Caesar left
their country he took back to Rome
a number of these fowls, which tne. th0 flgure8 upon wnlch tne levy was Bell. s w j w Luca. j w A K
Roman epicures pronounced "food I had been carefuny complied Ca8s; treasurer, R. W. Clarke;' secre
fnr the cods." and nat v low with funds to be . , ,, . .......
blrdg ,a the Bo8ton poultry ed from other BOurceSi WQuld
fop a number of years pastibe am for the admln,8tration
carrled off the flrst prizes for,
the best dozen eggs. j
itrniV OF MAN MISSING
SINCE 11)12 IS FOUND,
.Taa Smith was called to Etna,
Tuesday by a telegram from
hl3 "mother stating that the remains
a brotlier( wbo had been missing
01 a u'uluc-'.:r; " fcl
. Q!nr.0 TlllV 1312. 'liUa JUSl U"" Ml lUII UlC Dil"JC.l. v.. v.. w.
BinCe JUl' . . ' .u. J An. v ... nrt ra fnr alarm.
i iniin ii iii a niUUsU u w v 1
The disappearance of the man had
i,aDn a (Ippd mystery. He was last
the tax coliector, where he had paid
CCCU '".' ' I
IT! .1 11 . 1D1. WWW
. i ,A h.vu
his tasea, ana was huu
v, v,0n ho lpf
U)e office. Foui play was held re-,
SI)0n9ibIe for hj8 disappearance, and,
ep!.rrh wa8 made at that time ror
j his body, it being the generally ac
! cepted belief that he had been kill-
ed for the money on nis person
i Identification of the body Just found
I was made possible through a num-(
ber of trinkets that were iouna
r,.. 10 twi.rimr'
. , threatened with ex-;
he P Llndqulst of;
uni'i . . .....
1 ' : Zll o.y rr;
mo !" h9.-er ex -
TAX LEVY OF CITY
REMAINS 7 MILLS
COUNCIL REFUSES REQUEST TO
$51,500 IN FUNDS FOR 1914
Public Utility Commission Sent Com
munication to Council Asking
Tlutf Change Re Mude
The tax levy of the city of Grants
Pass for general municipal purposes'01 the hou89 po8t,. c ? committee.
for the year 1914 will stand at 6
mills, regardless of attempts made
by various interests to have it ma-
terially Increased. The public utll-
ity commission presented a statement
to the council at its last session ask-
ine that the lew 1 raised to r.arn
for certain obligations that had been
incurred during the last year for rail-1
way purposes, and that were now
. , . now. liurieson tninKs, nowever, mat
overdue. Reference wps made to, , ... ' . . .
simultaneous with the postal reduc
$12,000 ot notes or warrants that Uon the govt!rnnient should initiate
had been made payable In October, ( a plan for tak,ng over the telephone
1913, and that were to have been re-, and teU?graph ilne9.
tired from the proceeds of the bond! Flrst A8alstant Postmaster General
issue, and that will be so retired aB Ropep gald that ft coramlttee had been
soon as the bonds are sold. To avoid investigating for six months a plan
complications should the bond sale to take over the two publlc utllitleg
be longer delayed, and to maintain ,, ihat ,t OYnotoj r,nnrt
tno dty-g credit unimpaired, the
commission, through Commissioners
Gilkey, Moss, Williams and Herman,
asked for the raise of the levy as ad-
vocated by Mayor-elect McKinstry.
Councilman Anderson came to the
support of the commission's request
when a motlon t0 jay the communl-
cation on the table was made. He
charged that there was more politics
than business In the differences over
the low levy made by the council.'
This was vigorously aenieo oy omer
members of the council, Mr. sorter,
of the finance committee stating that
. fh. The motlon to
iay the request of the commission;
for an increase of the levy on the -
table was carried, Councllmen Atchl-,
son, counts, i.wuwtm. ou
... - t i 11 T)A-n n n A .
Porter voting In tne amrraauve.j
while Anderson and Morgan were op-;
posed, and no change will be made
In the levy.
Dr. Reddy addressed the council
.m r,t iw. and
either In the sufficiency of the levy or
In the danger of funds not elng
available through sale of the bonds,
crht n fllieht raise, made at
nf, UlUUf-.-v -"J -
. . . .
the request or tne incoming aom...
WAlflrl hoot Hp-VA Hit inter-.
ta Tht Anrtnr was Positive In nis
contention that he tnon ey rora he,
bond issue would be ai al , e In
vpty rear iuiurci o i'"1
.I"... , :.-, mnm wm
oi noies ui i.vv
cause no difficulty.
The council figures that from all
soiircfs tne anniiniMirumm w j.
In the penerai
This Is based upon the re-;
turn to the general fund of $13,:.00
transferred to the railroad constru' -
i, , f,.n- il((0 due from tne im-
provement fund for mon
provement fund Toi
red: $1,500 from
i m. . ... . t- t n vm n. Tinl.
,..lr,d thrnnch hi. farn,:
1 r.OO from the C'i mill tax levy, and
.,- ,M- ,9inn ilrenses.
UNITED STATES READY
FOR FENNY POSTAGE
Washington, Dec. IS. The bill
! drawn by Senator J. Hamilton Lewis
of Illinois providing ror government
ownership of telephones, did not
meet with the entire approval of the
This much was made certain today
when house leaders admitted they
contemplated introducing at this ses
sion a bin providing government own
ership of telephone and telegraph
lines, framed at the direction of Post
Following an examination of Lewis'
proposed measure by Burleson and
his assistants, it was announced to
day that the former's bill would be
withheld and an administration mea
suro substituted and Introduced pro
vldlng It meets with the approval of
a democratic caucus. It was expected
tnat Congressman Moon, chairman
would introduce the bill
It was considered certain that Fre-
gident Wilson favors government
ownership of telepnone and telegraph
Hues, but is undecided regarding the
wlsdoni ot takIn them ver at thls,
Burleson has advised the president
.. , . u... I
Ul U1B utJ1)urimt;ui. UUB tuUBlut. ,
able surplus on hand and that the
proposed one-cent postage plan couldj
Pt Into operation at any time
Wa fpel" said Roner "That Ene
Ugh declsIona holding that a tele-
gram ,g a jetter and that tne tele.
phone( to all Intents and purposes,
the same as the telegraph, will
Bustaln the administration In Its move
toward government ownership."
ELECT NEW OFFICERS
On Tuesday night occurred the
electlon and installation of officers of
Grant8 pa8g LodWf No 84 A F &
. r n.. .. r r
wry , Jose .eon. irus.ee. y. n.
dur-,' l't t ? I''
; 0 ,
UBI t OIUU, J. Q., . r . UlUCUnUOl.
, t,n,man a a Pnrtor nn .1.
,, e,orHnn ' fl,Hn ftIpPtnil camJ
fof &Qi tWQ yearg'
and one year respectively.
DAYLIGHT BURGLARY IS
CLIMAX TO FRfSCO CRIME
ban iranclsco. uec. 1 1. coming
as a climax to an mlais series of
hAlH.uno alitcrirlnira hiircrlnrlpa And
' I C
ol iuo ivuuvi, "
Hahnemann Pharmacy In broad day -
light and in the heart of the city's
Bnopping uisirin, uro6ui uuic. v.UII.-
morning newspapers nere.
. . . .
a result of the widespread poverty of
many in the city, due to unemploy
ment. . .......... .nk-tm- tir f Til I A1 III H t ' I. "A
1'ui.mim..i HI..11.1M I 'll i.i
Washington, Dec. 18.-ine ro.a
' which has kept President Wilson con
nnea 10 iuw imo ...n-; -
than a week continued to improve
today. It was announced, however
that the president would not vlsl
that the nn
e offices until next week
me attending to routln
duties In his office
at the White
READY JAN, 1ST
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
FOR READING ROOM
SHIPMENT BOOKS COMING
Commission Reports to Couucil that
New Municipal Institution Is
About Ready for Operation
The Grants Pass public library,
will be open to the public during the dlcate the blight, which It left alone
first week in January, if the present''11' destroy every orchard in Jose-
Diana of the library commission are'"""0 " are uereoy in-
Port of Its finances and Its arrange-
n'eUt.8 5' mm S, T.T
ell at the meeting Thursday night,
the report being submitted by Mrs.
yi. m-ouMant n,i Mi.a fin.
-j - -
nie Tuffs, secretary and treasurer.
The-rooms at the city hall have
been made ready for the occupancy!
of the new library, the private asso
ciation that had been housed in one
of the rooms having moved to other
quarters In the Blackburn building.
The two rooms on the second floor
of the city hall given over to library
purposes have been connected with
an archway, and shelving, tables and
other furniture will be in place.
Thirty magazines and weekly papers
have already been subscribed for,
and at least three dally papers will
be received and kept on file, nooks
to the value of $400 have been order-
ed for the flrst shipment, and these
I will be placed on the shelves and
catalogued as soon as they arrive.
The reading rooms, however, wll be
opened to the publlc cm the first of
the year whether the books are then
In place or not.
The commission reported that It
! naa a&a IW188 fliaua8 UttrneB-
sister of Councilman Dert Dames, as
librarian. Miss Barnes Is an experl-
enced librarian, at present assistant
at O. A. o. iBufflclent to give us legal Jurlsdlctloa
There has come In o the library ute any Rrower on whom It
fund to date a total ot may be 8orved for non-compllanc
this amount the Ladles' Auxiliary, . nrnv,Blnn,
gave juu, ine puiuiu ui iuo m
Side school $14, and miscellaneous
private Bubscrlptlons $280. There
had been expended $57 for maga-
7-ines anu weeKiy lir, f.tf
dally papers, and approximately $400
for the first order of books
The half mill lew made by the
clty for nt)rary purposes will raise
$1,500 per annum.
The library will be conducted both
ag a reference and a circulating II
j LAHOKER MURDERED
I It.'ikcml i. it a . Ui'.C. II
.. . in..anp(,fl labor
tM, wan iuuiiu luua; iici ... j .
Ho Is believed to have been murder-
ed fnr his blankets by a white tramp
with whom he started to walk from
Mojave to DakerBfleld.
SHAKE CITY OF IOXDO.V
London, Dec. 18. Two explosions
this ev.'iiing shattered the windows
of houses opposite Holloway Jail
'.- i t ...ff.n..,t ii, inn.
wi usually are Kept. ur.u
jbomb. were suppoH.,1 to have uone
tne (lamns'. now uaaiy ine jb
damaged could not be learned as the
police surrounded It at once ana pre
ADVISES FRUIT GROWER.
Mr. J. F. Burke,
County Fruit Inspector,
Grants Pass, Orogon.
It U the policy ot th State Board
of Horticulture to have a very thor
ough inspection ot the orchards of
the Third District for fire blight, an
thracuose and San Jose scale, which
have been so serious in the Rogue
River valley the past year. It makes
It much easier for the inspoctor when
the fruit growers co-operate with
him. It Is to the interest of
the growers to co-operate, as it is
their money investments we seek to
protect. However, the law Is drastlo
enough to force this co-operation It
it does not come willingly, as only
with a painstaking co-operation and
obedience of the orders on the Dart
ot the growers can we hope to era-
I structed and required to make a very
thnrnflffh In.rutpHnn nt lha strtha..! .
fop b, fct and bQ d .
I mtlon as per the following
In going into an orchard you will
,ake a tree t0 tree inglwtlon. When
I . . . . AaanBaA ,,th flr-
i)1(;llt germ8 yo wJll have wlth you
, some cheap material, red In color,
and If the tree can be saved by cut
ting out the diseased erms you will
tie a red flag to the tree, bo that the
owner ran readily find It. If yo
find a tree bo badly diseased that
there would be risk In cutting out ttu
germs yon will tie two red flags to
such a tree, and the owner will be
required under the law to cut it
down and burn.
Affor vnn mnVa nn InaimrHnn And
hnve may m
. ..... .....
rftn obu,n th(j deBcrpton by lega,
gllb.dlv8lon8 of the Jand on whlch
. np ... .. f tn. .
or jenanj 0j land where you find
wM and Ut
,f tM- dcrpton pannot u hftd
frQm the owncr g() o U
omre ftnd obta,n th, description, and
,n(,nrnftrB(a lh,. ,,-.,., ,n thfl
blank Nolle, of Disinfection I en
I From the best legal advice we can
n th not,ce undef th(J ,aw ,
The method and remedy prescribed
i n this notice of disinfection must be
tnlnA hv thA erower. or
he makpa hlmge,f ,lab,e tQ profl.
()n f(inher mQn hav,ng the
bo dlBeagod de(.lared a pub0
nuisance, and have the same sum
marily cut down, with whatever x
ponse for cutting down he would havo
to pay or have the same certified for
payment to the county court, when
the same would become a Hen on
the land on which the diseased or
There Is no remedy for blight
I eradication exr eptlng to cut out th
iKP11(,pd itthis nnd sterilize the
, . ... rnrpflivo ...h
iui juuiui -
jminte OnO plrt Ol inu miuiuimnj w
r,oo parts of water.
. ir. CATtSON",
Commissioner Third District.
REFUSED TO SPRAY AND FRUIT
TREF.S ARE DESTROYED
Portland, Dec, 17. Because hfl
failed to comply with the state law
'requiring a yearly spraying of fruit
i.ui tu.int v.pe nr nnniirea irees uu
lana w ro - uo... -
rn-n mB,.,-u ...
spertor J. b. wan.e rry. r..,r..
- men sent ny mannnerry u.u u -