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lite i r 11 in ill in in in in" WEEKLY EDITION VOL. XXIX JIUMS l'Ais JOSETULXE COlXTi OKEGOX. FIUUAV, SEPT. 12, 11)13. XO. CANNERY RUNS ill FULL CAPACITY PEAKS AND TOMATOES SOW' COMIXU IX OAVYHTY. 165 TO 180 CASES PER DAY Luck of Work aud Storage Kooiu Handicap ou Season's Uun, 11 ut Institution Proves Worth. The local cannery is now running at Its full capacity with the help available, and under the present con ditions, turning out from 165 to ISO cases of fruit a day. More could un doubtedly be accomplished with more help and better facilities for actual work, the present quarters beiug somewhat crowded for the resources at hand for such an industry. The present output, however, may be considered as highly encourag ing for the future of this institution. Pour canning is now at its height and in a few days the Uartletts will be out of the way altogether. The pears, have all been put up in the gallon cans in water, as pie pears and to all appearauces they are first cUibs stock, and much sweeter than the average grade of pears canned in this way. The estimated entire output of pears is about 700 cases, with 24 gallon cans to the case. Tomatoes have been coming in fast the past week and will continue furnishing the bulk of work now till the end of the season. .Many to matoes are put up in the gallon tins, but the more are being canned in the small sized cans. Tomato grow ing is comparatively a new industry here and interest taken in caring for them is encouraging lor further development in this line. It is es timated that there will be between five and ten thousand cases of to matoes canned before the frost kills the vines this fall. , reach canning will be on next and it is expected there will be some two thousand cases of this fruit, so there will be no lack of material to keep the cannery busy from now un til the frosts set in. The greatest trouble expected now is the lack of help, for when school opens many now at work will leave, and much trouble has been exper ienced getting help 'thus far. The present force numbers about forty. The lac!; of room is bothersome but has to be borne as well as possible, although the crannied quarters cut down the possible output of the can nery. "As matters stand, however, says Mr. White, the manager, "the community is saved a great loss, for much of the fruit brought here is of a grade that would have been unsal able, and therefore would have been a total loss to the orchardists. This," he says "further, shows the value of the cannery to the locality, and the bright prospects for development in this line in the near future, for the possibilities of our extensive or chards would assure full running for a cannery of many times the ca pacity of the present institution." $15,000 NOT EXOKMTAXT FOH HEATH OF FAT II Ell. Olympia, Sept. 11. That $15,000 Is not exorbitant as a judgment granted a widow and to minor chil dren for the death of the tusband ai d father, is the decision today c the supreme court in affirming t judgment entered in King count) against the Columbia and P i go'. Sound railroad company in favor cI Mrs. Cassie Hanson and her two chil dren. Hanson was killed while em ployed as a switchman. WashiniM'm. Sep' 1 i ''''' " Wilson will leave WVInn-'er. H-'J afternoon for Cornih. N. II.. '.h'"'" his family is snendine the summer. The president will remain away a week unless his preserve is n I'r.reJ In Washington. BANTA ACQUITTED ! ON ASSAULT CHARGE1 I llarrv Hanrft nn trial , . t- i cuit court Tuesday ou a charge of at- tempted criminal assault upon the Person of Mis Elizabeth Ualbraith, was acquitted of the charge by the jury after the twelve men had list ened to the testimony, heard the arguments of the attorneys, and de liberated upon the verdict for six hours. The verdict was returned at nine o'clock Tuesday evening, the argument having been closed at three o'clock. The evidence of the prosecuting witness was that Banta had come to her homestead cabin in the Illinois valley country to return some bor rowed magazines, and that while he was there the assault had occurred. Miss Gailbrath said that she had de fended herself with a loaded revol ver, though it had not been neces sary to fire a shot. Banta took the stand in his own defense, aud de nied that he had been guilty of un seemly conduct. ltaldwin is Paroled. G. A. Baldwin, who pleaded guilty to the charge of firing a shot with a rifle at an automobile passing along the road and injuring Don Beldiug, one of the occupants, was sentenced by Judge Calkins to six mouths iu the county jail, but was paroled by the court. llogue Now ou Trial. Charles llogue of Kerby is on trial iu the court today on a charge of perjury, the complaint having grown out of a liquor case tried at the spring term of court at which llogue was a principal witness. Ills broth er, Everett llogue, will be tried lat er on a charge of having incited per jury. l enient Co. (jets Verdict. Wednesday morning the civil case of the Cement Products Co. against Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Wheeler was heard, and the jury returned a ver dict for the plaintiff for the value of tiou feet of cement pipe sold the Wheelers. The defendants contend ed that the contract for the pipe had been rescinded, but the jury held from the evidence introduced that the contract was of force and judg ment was given accordingly. HKAKEMAX ASS.U 1,TEI BV HOBO OX S. I' TKA1.X lirakeiiian Hiley, of the west bound morning freight, was brought j to the South Pacific hospital in this city Tuesday morning suffering from a severe s- it 1 ; wound on 'he back of the bead given him by a hobo aboard the train near Tunnel s. In Cow creek canyon, at about three o'clock in Cue in orii in The attack on the part of the hobo w;is unprovoked on the part of Uilev. the blow being dealt just as he was (limbing upon one of the freight cars. It is sup posed that the hobo mistook Riley for the conductor of the train w-no bad earlier in the night fired some of the gentry off the train. The brakeman was struck with some heavy club or "blackjack," and was knocked senseless, later being found upon the car. He was able to give the officers a eood description of his assailant, and n hunt Is being made for him. One hobo who rode Into town aboard the train answered the description in a general way, and was arrested by the local police, hut when Riley was hroueht to pee him be said that he was not the right man. Riley's Injuries were attended by Dr. T.nuchrMsp. and the Inlured vi ti "ill leavA for his home nt Ftnsp biir? tbis evenlne spi:rr crops to cexsoi: XOKTH YAKIMA MOVIES. North Yakima. Wash., Sept. 11.--I'l,,, t;.f. t.itotj them.-ehes are con- t wtitM'-ii a board of i elisor of motion '. than had been estlma'ed. l ii t t ilis;!a d in this city by an j Sentiment l liuiiiiiiiiuio. ,,r,lin:ii e tod.iv pas.-cl tiy t !.,. i'y ! The meeting Friday iiiuht wan commission. The ordinance rovu'.es , largely attended by business men of that if any citi.-ti can prove that a tin- ity. acl when opportunity was picture theater has displayed any (given many of them voiced their ap obi'ectinnaMe film, the lbense of the.proval of the Reddy proposition. H. offending theater shall be revoked. I., Gill v. rf the rommi-sbm. said An attempt at censorship by a uiunb-lpal board was nbanodnei ; ,.;) rpaMsfa"tory. CONTINUE GRADE IRK ON NEW U, FINDS Td HE lK()VIIEI CAKUV OX OPEKATIOXS. TO WILL CALL iNEW ELECTION City Accepts Proposition Made by Dr Iteddy aud lUuttl Ituildiug Will P Continued. There ill be no cessation In the work of grading for the new rail road because of the de.islon of the supreme court which held that a new elect. on would be required to validate the bond issue, but pending the new election funds will be made available through the Issuance ot warrants w hich Dr. Heddy will cash. This much was made certain at the joint meeting of the council and the public utilities commission Friday evening, when the two bodies by a unanimous vote except for the usual opposIMon from Mr. Everton. en dorsed such action and accepted the proposition made by Dr. Iteddy. HeM'iml Helm Contract. The commission at a previous meeting had rescinded the contract made with Mr. Helm and his asso ciates for the construction of the municipal unit of the coast line, that contract having been based upon the validity of the bond Issue. This ac tion would have meant that work must stop until the bonds had again been voted had not Dr. Reddy come forward with the offer to place suf ficient warrants to continue the work In the meantime, and the coun cil, on the recommendation of the commission, ordered that work con tinue on that basis. Warrants were ordered drawn, to be redeemed from the proceeds of the bond issue. To Cull New Election. That the bonds be made available at the earliest possible date, the council authorized the drawing of the amendments to t tie charter, and the holding of the election as as the necessary arrangements can be made. A representative of the ,,,., of Tm1i Miuol. & Winfree, ..... .,,,lirni,,s ...m i1H f..,ii,i , Grants Pass to assist in preparing the amendments and arranging the details for the new election. This firm is u recognized authority on bonding matters, aud the local people are watching every step in the jirescnt proceedings so that .there will be no debatable points after the next election. Dr. Keddy's Proposition. The contract made with the Cali fornia people for the construction of the municipal unit of tho road pro vided that they were to accept the $20(),non bond issue and to build the road to Wilderville, or ten miles out. In view of the abrogation of this contract, which was based upon the contingency of the decision of the supreme conn being favorable, Dr. Reddy proposed to assume the responsibility for tlie continuance of the work if warrants were issued him. and under the proposition the city will continue the work. Opera tions will continue as heretofore, under the direction of the city, and the road will be constructed as far as tlie tiMi.ouo win carry it. t n der the Helm contract the road was to be built only as far as Wilder jville. the contractors to have the ibond issue for that work. The city engineers have now figured that i thev can i ' U ilden i mild some distance bcond ir. Keddv stated that there ua. e, as tiny are making ex- i no quest Ion about the bnihlinu ot (In cclleiit progress with the tirade, and '.ire moviiu' the dirl at a less rate tbat there sffmfd neiiier moral nor a ie-,1 objection to the HMlon. the ;eo:de by voting liavltn! approved PUBLIC MARKET URGED FOR GRANTS PASS The public market was given a threshing out at the regular meeting of the Commercial club Monday night, and many speakers advocated Hi establishment in this city. It was stated that Ashland, Med ford, Roseburg and ln fact all the cities of consequence in the state, bad tablished such markets, and that they were operated with success. Mr. Lundburg said that the public mar ket gave the grower a cash market for bis produce and the consumer was assured of a better class of goods by making purchases direct. Mr. Voorhles made a plea for tbe mar ket, noting the (act that the com petition of display In a common mar ket was an incentive to a better grade of goods and to better service. The president of the club, however, thought that the handling of pro duce should be through the agency of the Growers' association, and that time was too short to get action at this season, and there the discussion reBted. (runts Push Movie in the I'jtst. The club received notice that the moving pictures that had been tak en about a year ago would be exhibited throughout the east this coming winter. President Kroh had written to the Southern Pacific of ficials who had had the pictures made that if they were not to be used this wlntor that he would like to use them iu the middle west him self, but the general passenger agent tald that arrangements had been made for their exhibition with a competent lecturer In New York and wther eastern states. To Invite the Veterans. County Treasurer Peterson said that the city had not entertained the old soldiers and sailors of the South ern Oregon Veterans' association for seven years, and on motion It was unanimously decided to invite the organization to hold Its 1914 encamp ment here. The coming county fair came In for an extended discussion, the indi vidual members advocating the as sistance In every possible way of the exposition. It was the general opin ion, however, that a year-round campaign should be Inaugurated for future fairs, and that the continued success of tbe annual event would be assured only by concerted action twelve months in the year. The action of the directors in transferring to the treasury of club the funds left over from Fourth of July celebration was corsed. the the en- II Mil' .11 1CV NOT .;m:i:i ov vekdict. The jury that was deliberating up on tbe verdict in the trial of Chas. llogue, for alleged perjury, was dis charged this morning without hav ing arrived at a verdict, the dis charge coming because of the death ot a child of Geo. W. Meek, of Mur- phy, one of the Jurors. The jury od been out all night, but could not cgree upon a verdict. It is under stood that ou the first ballot the vote was evenly divided as between con viction and acquittal, the last bal lot taken showing that three of those v.ho had first stood for conviction nad chanted to the acquittal side. Wheeler Osboru from Pendleton. has returned the. expenditure of $i,nu,uuo for tlie purpose of building the railroad, and the vote on the next flection would without doubt be just unanimous -.is as the vole last De cember. A dozen other sneaker voiced tbe same sentiment, and ap plause from ail pn-M'tit greeted eab. line i brooch to t b" i oast . It was nearer actual co now than ever before. Me if tbe Californlalis came with the cash and still wanted to; carry out the contract with the city, to Marshlhid doing but -4 cents for that the arrangement made with ;i ai kaue of that sle. The distance him need not stand If the city de-fio'ii ('.rants Pass to Marshflebl slrpil Otherwls'. Ho said that beieolileg within the L''lf-llille zone, of wanted work continued and com- rletd on the municipal unit of tbe road because It was essential to the bul'.dnng of the balance of the line. COUNTY ASSESSED AT $11,282,096 IXCUEASE IX VALVES OVKU THOSE OF VEAU ltfl'J. LEVY OUTSIDE IS 18 MILLS (rants Pom to Pay 30 1-a .Mill Levy, Including Nine Mill City, aud H l-'J Mill School 11. The tax roll completed for the year 1913 shows some interesting figures, the total of taxable property within the county being given at $9,- loO.jjj exclusive of public utility corporations which In 1912 were valued at $2,176,661. With tbe same valuation upon these public utility corporations as last year the taxable value of all property within the county would be $11,282,096. Thla total is $116,425 greater than the total of last year notwithstanding that there was allowed exemptions of $140,000 on household goods this year. This indicates that there Is a gradual Increase In taxable property In tbe county, the valuations having been made no larger than on previ ous years. The roll shows that there are 21, 356 acres of tillable land and 429,- 415 acres that are not tillable In the county. The value of improvements on deeded lands is $375,490, and of Improvements on city lots $1,011, 395. There are 1879 head of horses and muleB In the county with a valuation of $103,085. The 3,490 head of cat tle were valued at $fi0,155, the 442 sheep at $90."), and the 1093 goats at $2,225. The swine numbered 1.296. of n value of $6,210, while tho 194 dogg are worth $1,105. The rate of taxation within the county at large Is IS mills, exclusive of school tax, which differs in the various school districts. This 18 mills Is composed of 13 mills state and county and five mills road tax. With tho city of Grants Pass the levy Is 30 1-2 mills, of which 13 mills is state and county, nine mills city and S 1-2 mills school tax. CIIIXA PHEASANTS MP.EItATEIl IX COFXTV. Two dozen China pheasants were received by express Wednesday morn lug from the state game farm at Cor vallis to be liberated on the lower Applegate liver, one dozen on the McKinstry farm and the other dozen on the Lovelace farm. The birds were received by Mr. McKlnstry, who went out to the Applegate to liberate them Tho state game com mission has appropriated a hundred pair for liberation In tho Grants Pass district, and they will be sent hero as fast as arrangements can be made with property owners to create game preserves of their farms. Where these birds are liberated It Is necessary for the farm owner to sign an agreement to not permit Minuting on the premises for a term Jf years, and these agreements are jover-feedlng was not acceptable as I being obtained from a number of! the feed both as to quantity and farmers, and other pheasants will be forwarded. ; I (.III Al'.l.l S XI Mil II 11V PAItt I I S POST A. II. Eddy Is putting tbe parcels post under Us new regulations 'practical use, and is making dally shipments of fruit and vegetables ns mil that; fur away as .Marsblield. Peaches, j -'i n' t ior. ; tomatot h and various ot her products ! aid thatjuf tbe Kogue that do not grow 111 j foruan! .'ho .Marsblield country are sent III! twenty pound packages, the postage! which distance 1 on miles Is by stage. The shipments" made by Mr. Eddy have reached their destination ' In excellent shape. MAYOR GAYNOR OF NEW YORK IS DEAD New York, Sept. 11. Succuuib iuK to tbe effects ot an assassin's bullet, which, two years ago, lodged iu bis neck, Mayor William J. Gay uor of New York, is dead wdaj aboard the steamer Baltic, which will reach Queeustowu, Ireland, to night on its voyage from this city. Mayor Uaynor died yesterday. HI sou, Kufus, who was with him, im mediately sent the news by wireless) to Queenstown, whence it was cab led here. The immediate cause ot death was constant coughing caused by the bullet which wounded him and which since has been lodged at the base of his tongue. Immediately upon the llner'a landing at Queenstown, the body ot the dead mayor will be shipped back to New York. The country was horrified In Au gust 1910 when Mayor Gay nor was shot down on tbe deck ot a steamer on which he was about to sail tor Europe. For weeks his death was looked for and it finally came from the effect of the assassin's bullet, which was never removed, but stayed lodged In the base of the tongue. APPOINT SEXATOlf SMITH OX THE COMMISSION. Dr. J. C. Smith, seuator from this district, has Just received a letter from President Mularky ot the state senate, notifying him ot his appoint ment to the commission provided by the Inst legislature to investigate tbe power of tho Columbia at and near Celllo. The commission is composed ot two senators and three members of the house of representatives, and Is to act ln conjunction with the atate engineer, who Is to make a complete survey ot the river in the district named for the determination of the power available there. The legisla ture appropriated $15,000 for the expenses of the survey. M YSTEKV OF DEATH OF COAVS IS SOLVED The cause ot the mysterious duulu of four cows of the herd of six ou the Slluubaugu-lluir ranch within, two nights bus apparently been ex plained. 11 accident ullrule of soda that had been upon the promises for fertilizing purpose was put iu the suit box, Its appcuruncu having caus ed it to be mlstukeu for suit. A quantity of HiIb was put out tho. day before the first three cows were found dead, aud while there Is a difference of opinion regarding the effect of the nltrato, It seems now to be generally accepted that the quant ity eaten was sufficient to cause the deaths. Mr. Hair had Just con cluded the purchase of the cows along with the other personal prop erty from Mr. Stlnebuugh the day before the death of the cows, and be did not know that tho nitrate waf on the premises, and so permittee' Its use as salt. To quiet whatever suspicion may have been occasioned, Mr. Ilalr has furnished the follow ing statement for publication: "The mystery surrounding the death of the cows from our dairy herd has been solved, at least to the satisfaction of all Interested purtles. We were almost certain the cowg had died from some manner of polsonlug but from what source was a mystery, "The theory that It was to be found ln the feed or tho result of kind was Identically the same ns for some weeks previous. "The trees among which the corn grew had not been sprayed since the corn was planted wboreforo poison ing from that source wns Impossible. "Our Investigation for poisoning, however, led us to a box of nitrate to of sodium or salt peter, which we j thought to be common coarse salt, j Wo bad directed that some of this be fed to the cows thinking It to be. of course, common salt. "While an analysis of the content of thl hov tim not vet linnn mndn we are satisfied beyond any reason- able doubt that this was the cause of thp death of our rows, "I assume the whole responsibility of the loss and om Rind to make thl statement that there may be no sus picion resting on Innocent parties ' and remove any doubt as to the loan ! of the cows."