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Jackson County Correspondents 1901
Small-town news columns from the Medford Mail, transcribed by Janet Sessions and Dale Greenley. Thanks!
   

The "Jacksonville News" column is not transcribed here--Jacksonville had its own newspaper. If anyone wants to take it on, please let me know; I can send you scans.

Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Dr. C. R. Ray visited Medford and Jacksonville on Monday.
    A. E. Kellogg is confined to his bed with a severe attack of the grippe.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Darling visited Medford Tuesday on a shopping trip.
    C. Vroman has purchased the Riley Hammersley cottage on the corner of Fourth and F streets.
    E. G. Perham, the contractor, left last week with a force of men to resume work on the Bybee bridge.
    The Masons of this vicinity, consisting of twenty subscribers, met last Thursday in the I.O.O.F. and proceeded to organize a new lodge at this place.
    At their last meeting the Gold Hill Whist Club awarded first prizes to Mrs. Ivan Humason and C. L. Reames, on the last series of games, consisting of ten meetings.
    Wednesday evening Mrs. Lee Watkins, deputy president, installed the following officers for the ensuing term for Amethyst Rebekah Lodge, No. 97, I.O.O.F.; Mrs. T. J. Downing, N.G.; Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, V.G.; Miss Ella Griffith, Recording Secretary; Miss Myrtle Blackburn, Permanent Secretary and Miss Holt, Treasurer.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1901, page 3


Trail Creek Items.
(Received too late for last week.)
    W. F. Hunter is at Gold Hill on business.
    Mrs. W. F. Hunter was visiting at the Trail House the past week.
    G. W. Owings has returned from Medford but did not succeed in finding a location.
    Mrs. S. E. Inlow has been on the sick list the past week, but is improved at this writing.
    The Christmas tree and supper, at the Weaver hall, was well attended, and a general good time is reported.
    Dick Besse was at the Trail House accompanied by Miss Alma Wilson, who has been engaged to teach the Prospect school.
    Mrs. W. F. Hunter and Miss Madge Owings visited at H. Richardson's Sunday afternoon and were very pleasantly entertained with music, vocal and instrumental.
    Christmas dinner was served at the Trail House by Mrs. Owings and Mrs. Richardson. Those present were G. W. Owings and family, H. Richardson and family, Mrs. W. F. Hunter, Mr. Pardue and Elmer Dawson. A pleasant time and bountiful dinner is reported.
    The dance at the hatchery was postponed on account of the death of Jimmy Geary, who died very suddenly Tuesday morning, at Reub Johnson's, on his way home from Eagle Point. The bereaved parents and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.

    John Wrisley, of Medford, is visiting friends in this neighborhood.
    Elmer Nichols and family spent Christmas with home folks at Table Rock.
    Robert Swinden and wife spent Sunday at the home of Elmer Higinbotham and wife.
    D. Jones and family, of Central Point, were the guests of Joel Stover and family, Christmas.
    Little George Nichols, of Table Rock, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting with his brother Elmer Nichols and family.
    The Misses Maud and Florence Harvey, of Gold Hill, and Miss Ada Swinden spent last Sunday, very pleasantly, with Miss Fannie Penning.
    Fred Johnson, who has been working in California, passed through here one day recently, en route home to Grants Pass to spend the holidays with home folks.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    J. Smith and Mr. Johnson visited in Ashland Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Epps made Medford a business visit Saturday.
    Misses Mary and Lettie Stancliff did shopping in Medford Saturday.
    Dr. Pickel, of Medford, made Phoenix a professional visit Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Calhoun, of Big Sticky, visited Mr. C.'s brother, E. Calhoun, last Thursday.
    Several members of the family of J. R. Reames have been ill during the past week with tonsillitis.
    The pupils of the public school have been wrestling with the mid-year examinations this week.
    F. D. Robbins, of Ashland, was called to Phoenix last week on account of the illness of his father.
    The excursionists returned from San Francisco on Sunday evening's train. All report a pleasant trip.
    On account of the recent snow storm Miss Nellie Towne was compelled to close her school on Forest Creek.
    Dr. H. P. Hargrave has been quite ill during the past week, but at the present writing is able to be about again.
    Misses Christina and Lillie McTavish, who are attending school in Ashland, returned to that place on Sunday morning's train.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    A. E. Kellogg went to Medford Wednesday on business.
    Druggist Cain made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Darling visited friends on Foots Creek Sunday.
    C. L. Reames is confined to his bed with a severe attack of the grippe.
    Dr. Ray left Monday for Seattle and northern points on a business trip.
    Mrs. H. D. Jones and Mrs. J. W. Short, of Rock Point, were pleasant callers here Wednesday.
    Ralph Bacon and Joe Downing, who are working on the Bybee bridge, were down Wednesday after supplies.
    Mr. Brown, manager of the Sunset Telephone Co., was here during the week looking after the company's business.
    The following officers will be installed at the next meeting of Nugget lodge, No. 83, A.O.U.W., of this place: A. L. Vincent, P.M.; C. L. Reames, M.W.; Jno. Harvey, foreman; Ed Yantis, overseer; Harry Harvey, recorder; W. A. Crater, fin.; Orris Crawford, receiver.
    Miss Alice Klippel, of Medford, installed the following officers here last Tuesday evening for the Degree of Honor: Mrs. L. B. Churchill, P.C.H.; Mrs. A. L. Vincent, C.H.; Mrs. J. L. Hammersley, L.H.;  Mrs. I. E. DeBoy, C.C.; Howard Betts, recorder; Amy Crawford, fin.; Orris Crawford, receiver.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Milo Caton, of Wellen, was here a couple of days this week.
    Born--January 2, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hefling, a daughter.
    Charles Neustrom, of Lake Creek, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Mr. Hammer and family, lately from Idaho, are here looking for a location.
    Dr. Hinkle has just received a complete line of stationery. Call and see the stock.
    Mr. Grim and family, recently from Aurora, Neb., have become residents of our town.
    Mrs. E. Stevens, of Woodville, spent several days here last week with her sister, Mrs. J. Wright.
    John Ramsey is confined to his bed with erysipelas, and J. A. Mann is having a siege with pneumonia.
    Mr. Garber and family, recent arrivals from Hamilton County, Nebraska, have located in our town.
    Chas. Fifield left for Ashland this week to look for a location, being unable to find a vacant house here.
    Dr. Cole, of Eagle Point, has rented the Freel building, on Pine Street, and will soon open an office therein.
    Eli Mayer and Miss Lizzie Leever were married at Grants Pass on Wednesday. Their many friends here extend their congratulations.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 3


Leeds Items.
    Snow commenced falling at this place late in the afternoon on the day before New Year's, and by morning two feet had fallen. At the end of twenty-four hours there was thirty inches. It continued to snow until Jan. 4th, when the ground was covered with three feet of the fleecy whiteness. Farther back in the mountains, a short distance from here, the snow is four feet deep. The weight of the snow soon began to play havoc with the timber, and for fifty-six hours there was a continual crashing of falling trees. It was with difficulty that the roofs of houses could be cleared sufficiently to prevent their falling in. There is a large amount of stock in the mountains yet, and some difficulty is expected in recovering them. Should there be a sudden freeze it will be almost impossible to bring them out.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Miss Mae O'Toole was in Medford Monday.
    Miss Nellie Towne returned to her school Saturday.
    Jacob Stone, of Talent, made Phoenix a business visit Monday.
    Miss Stella Stidham returned to Phoenix on Tuesday morning's train.
    Mr. Robbins, Sr., who was taken suddenly ill last Saturday, is recovering.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Rose spent Saturday and Sunday visiting their daughter, Mrs. C. Taylor, and family.
    Henry McPherson and sister, Mabel, of Leland, spent last week visiting their cousin, Wm. Rissue, and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Dollarhide spent two days last week visiting the family of L. A. Rose. Mr. D. is a brother of Mrs. Rose.
    Nellie Reames and Dollie Rose have been on the sick list during the past week, but are now much improved, we are pleased to say.
    Miles Browning, of this place, and Mr. Badger, of Ashland, are holding meetings in the Lavenburg hall. The meetings are well attended in spite of the disagreeable weather.
    The young people present at the watch party New Year's Eve at Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hanby's report a most enjoyable time. They spent the evening until 10 o'clock in playing games, and then spent an hour in serenading, after which they returned and resumed their games until 11:30 o'clock, when luncheon was served. New Year's Eve not only brought the year 1900 to a close, but it brought to a close the most marvelous century in the annals of history. We cannot look back over the history of the closed century without realizing that since its birth we have come into a new world of ideas, activity and aspirations. Those present who witnessed the close of the eighteenth century and the birth of the twentieth were Misses Elsie Reames, Frances and Catherine O'Toole, Bertha Rose, Martha Carey, Bertha and Addie Dunlap, Jessie Blackwood, Sunbeam Moore, Ella Stone, Mrs. C. Carey, Messrs. Harry Reames, Arthur Rose, Wm. Wilder, Bertie Stancliff, Howard Norton, Walter Stancliff, Fred Norton, Lutie Stancliff, Gus Moore, Leslie Bailey, Albert Smith, Lewis Culver, A. G. Epps and A. J. Hanby.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Snow is fifteen inches deep, and many old buildings have collapsed under the heavy weight imposed upon them. At Prospect there is five feet of snow and at Elk Creek three feet. All travel has been suspended temporarily.
    A birthday dinner in honor of the 67th anniversary of the birth of S. H. Glass was tendered that gentleman at his pleasant farm home on New Year's Day, to which your correspondent and family received a special invitation. The day dawned with a prospect of a severe storm, but we would be willing to weather a much worse storm than will ever be experienced in Southern Oregon in order to have the pleasure of being entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Glass, whose good nature and genial hospitality are so well known. Shortly after our arrival other invited guests commenced to make their appearance, and in a short time the cozy parlor was well filled with a jolly crowd who were enjoying an old-fashioned chat. It was not long before dinner was announced and the guests repaired to the spacious dining room, where they beheld a table heavily laden with all the good things which could be thought of to tempt the appetite. One could not wish to partake of a feast where there was displayed more general good cheer and pleasant converse. Mr. and Mrs. Glass, who have been married forty years, have resided at this place for the past ten years. During this time they have labored diligently and the fruits of their efforts can be seen on all sides. Where ten years ago desolation and ruin surrounded them on all sides, now stands fine houses, barns and machinery sheds, all well filled. They have reclaimed a place which had always been regarded as not worth the time and effort to cultivate. Industry and thrift have triumphed. Those present at the party, besides the host and hostess and family, were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Stacy, Misses Alberta, Flora and Hadessa Stacy, Master Roy Stacy, Squire Griffiths, a pioneer and a veteran of the Rogue River Indian War, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Martin, Master Carl F. Martin and Miss Mabel Askew.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Dick Maben took leave of absence Monday, for a visit with home folks.
    Will Jennings, of Medford, was out last week visiting with Table Rock friends.
    Jim Grieve got back to headquarters last Thursday after being away for a week or more visiting with his father and family and others.
    E. B. Jennings was over Monday and Tuesday, looking after some stock he has here, and taking a shoot at the ducks, between visits among the neighbors.
    Latest reports are that Harry Nealon is slowly improving, though he has had a very hard struggle. We will expect to have him among us again before long.
    Dennis and Charlie Duggan were home Saturday and Sunday. They speak very highly of the Central Point school, and we hope they will be able to continue their studies to the end of the term.
    Contractor Perham has been working away on the bridge, notwithstanding the bad weather, and has accomplished that which will enable him to make a big showing as soon as the cold snap is over.
    Charles Dickison attended the poultry show last week, and seems more than ever inclined to help build up the industry. His fowls were not in condition to show, however, on account of moulting so late in the season.
    For seven years we have lived here and boasted of never seeing a real snow storm in the valley, but now we will have to make an exception when speaking on that subject. For we have had it, and still we have it. Though not a very serious storm, it has caused considerable inconvenience, because people here are never prepared for such a thing. The greatest depth of the snow at any time was only ten inches, which quickly settled to eight and finally to six inches. But the weight of this storm was something very surprising, and many sheds and barns were warped and broken before people realized the enormous burden that was resting on them. When the snow was seven inches deep, a layer twelve inches square was carefully measured and weighed and, behold, there was an even 20 pounds. That means just 180 pounds to the square yard of roof--who will wonder that some of the light roofs were damaged. We have lived in countries where there was many times the amount of snow every winter, but we never saw it weigh any heavier. We have heard of some seven or eight sheds being broken on this side of the river, but so far no very serious damage was done to any one man.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    George Smith, of Big Butte, is working for A. W. Sturgis.
    Frank Log, a miner on the right fork, is in very poor health at present.
    A. W. Sturgis has a force of men ready to commence operating his plant in a few days.
    Our school has been closed on account of the storm, and may not be opened again this winter.
    S. R. Coffman, of Bishop Creek, has leased his father's farm, near this place, and has moved thereto.
    Walter Armpriest was up to the Davies mine last week. He reported the snow three feet deep at that place.
    James Armpriest was compelled to break a trail through five feet of snow last week to get some of his cattle home.
    Grandma Winningham has been quite ill with heart trouble but is now convalescent. Dr. DeBar was in attendance.
    The road below the school house is almost impassable, the brush alongside it having fallen under the weight of the snow.
    The snow on upper Forest Creek is two feet deep, and more falling at this writing. However, stock is not suffering much yet.
    We learn from a reliable source that Pence Bros. have sold their interest in the Sunset quartz mine. The mine will be run by Mark Winningham and M. Vangarder.
    Wm. Bostwick and Ed. Smith have leased the Vickroy hydraulic mine and are operating the same. This is a good-paying proposition, and they will undoubtedly do well.
    Pearce & Sons are operating their hydraulic plant at present. As they have plenty of water, they will doubtless move a large amount of gravel and make a good cleanup in the spring.
    John Winningham has leased the Dugan mine, and with a new plant, ditches and flumes is now operating the same. This mine has heretofore paid well, and we see no reason why it should not continue to do so.
    Caton & Sons are piping with a good head of water at their mine at the junction of Forest and Poorman's creeks. There will be an abundance of water when the snow melts, and the outlook for miners is the best it has been for years.
    E. P. Vickroy, of upper Forest Creek, had a narrow escape from death one day last week. He was under a hay shed, when the weight of the snow caused the shed to collapse, completely covering him up, and a large beam falling across his body. If it had not been for the timely assistance of a couple of men who heard his cries, he would undoubtedly have lost his life.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mrs. C. R. Ray returned from Seattle Tuesday.
    C. R. Ray returned from his Seattle trip Friday.
    Miss Letha Hardin, of Medford, visited friends here Sunday.
    Mrs. J. Osborne, of Medford, was visiting Mrs. E. C. Wells the first of the week.
    H. D. Kubli stopped here Sunday night, en route to his mine on Galls Creek.
    Stevens, the Grants Pass butcher, was here during the week buying stock and hay.
    Sheriff Orme stopped here Saturday, on his way to Foots Creek, on official business.
    Jos. Perry, foreman of the Gold Hill mine, is quite sick with typhoid pneumonia.
    Ike Wright has been confined to his bed the last few days with an attack of the grippe.
    J. L. Hammersley returned last Thursday evening from his trip to northeastern California.
    Mr. Agner, manager of the Lucky Bart mine, was in town Monday and Tuesday on business.
    Thos. Rucker, who is at present engaged in mining on Galls Creek, is quite low with pneumonia.
    R. L. Darling has leased the Vroman cottage, on F and Fourth Street, and will begin housekeeping at once.
    Rev. J. G. Gregory, of Central Point, was here Wednesday, in attendance at the funeral of the late Mrs. Anna Engledow.
    Died--At her late home in the northern part of Sams Valley, January 14, 1901, Mrs. Anna Engledow, aged seventy years.
    Mannie Smith came down from Ashland the first of the week to look after his father's mining interests in Water Gulch district.
    Judge Geo. R. Hammersley, the well-known miner and stockman, of this place, and well known in surrounding counties, has purchased the Gold Hill News, and will conduct it as a nonpartisan newspaper.
Medford Mail, January 18, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Merritt Elliott has been appointed a notary public by Gov. Geer.
    Frank Olwell left for Sacramento on Wednesday's train, on a business trip.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Price arrived here from Colorado Tuesday and will make this their home.
    Mr. and Mrs. B. Vincent, of Table Rock, spent Sunday with Mr. Myers' folks, of this precinct.
    E. L. Olwell left for San Francisco a few days ago, where he goes to take a course in a business college.
    John Olwell left for Corvallis last week. He, being one of the regents of the agricultural college, was in attendance at a meeting of that body.
    Elder J. C. Gregory was called to conduct the funeral of the late Mrs. Engledow, of Sams Valley, last Thursday. Mrs. Engledow resided here several years, and her many friends will be sorry to learn of her death.
    At the regular meeting in December of the W. H. Harrison Post, 67, G.A.R., the following officers were elected for the year 1901: Com., S. M. Nealon; S.V.C., J. Wright; J.V.C., James Evans; Q.M., J. M. Gibson; O.D., Geo. Perkins; Chaplain, W. Snyder; Surgeon, James Fish; O.G., J. D. Pankey; Del., R. Cox; Alt., W. H. Patrick.
Medford Mail, January 18, 1901, page 3


Trail Creek Items.
    It has been raining here for the last thirty hours.
    Snow is from 18 inches to four feet deep in this locality.
    Wm. Wille is suffering from an acute attack of rheumatism this week.
    Thos. Bates was in this section a few days ago, rounding up cattle. He reports 56 inches of snow at the Meadows.
    The mail carrier is having considerable trouble in making his regular trips on account of the poor condition of roads since the storm.
    C. W. DeCarlow and Geo. Heckathorn drove a bunch of fine cattle to the Pelton ranch, in Sams Valley, this week to be fed until spring.
    Gordon Bros. have lost 50 head of cattle at last reports. The greater number of stockmen hereabouts have succeeded in getting their stock to the valley, where they are being fed.
Medford Mail, January 18, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    S. F. and Albert Morine took in several of the valley towns one day last week.
    Walter Hughes came down from Talent during the storm and spent a few days with the family.
    Will and Myron Jennings were out from Medford last week and took back from them some horses that had been running on the range.
    W. R. Dickison was well enough to make a trip to Medford last week, the first for seven or eight weeks. He is about as rugged as ever now.
    Arthur Walker came out from Medford last week and spent a couple of days with friends. Of course, there was business connected with his visit.
    Hay is becoming a scarce article on this side of the valley, and should the snow and stormy weather last much longer, it will soon reach the record price.
    J. C. Pendleton and deputy are busy working on the field books these days. A change in the books this year will be a great benefit to field deputies.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dickison made a visit to Mrs. D.'s parents in Medford Saturday. While there Mrs. Dickison was taken sick and was not able to return Sunday.
    Road Supervisor Morrison and John Vincent are doing some much-needed work on the Morine lane. The road was graded in such a way as to hold the surface water on the land above, and by putting in some good culverts this difficulty will be overcome.
    Miss Ethelyn Davis left Monday for Tacoma, Wash., where she goes to take a position as copyist in the county recorder's office. Much as her friends regret to lose her, they are all congratulating her on her good fortune. She will make her home with her grandparents.
    At one time during the storm and high water contractor Perham thought of giving up work on the Bybee bridge for a while, but a change in the weather allowed him to go ahead, and since then he has made fair progress. Certainly the man has had a hard time for such work.
    We were more than pleased when we saw Mr. Nealon coming home last week with his son, Harry. For four weeks the boy lay at Mr. Geo. Jackson's in Medford, seriously sick, and his condition was at times critical. But the physician's skill and good nursing brought him out of danger, and he is now building up as rapidly as one could. Harry and his family will always feel very grateful to their friends for their kindness during his sickness, particularly to Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, who did everything that they could have done for one of their own family.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    J. L. Hammersley left for Salem Tuesday.
    W. I. Vawter, of Medford, was in town Monday on legal business.
    Born--To the wife of Henry E. Darling, January 20, 1901, a son.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg were visiting relatives at Phoenix and Medford the first of the week.
    Mrs. Alice Rosenbaum, of Wolf Creek, is visiting relatives and friends on Foots Creek this week.
    Jos. Dowden is very low with heart trouble. He has never recovered from his paralytic stroke.
    Chas. Penning has disposed of his outfit and mail contract, between here and Sams Valley, to Mr. Noah.
    W. L. McClure has purchased the store property on Fifth and E streets, belonging to the late Joseph Goldsworthy.
    The A.O.U.W. lodge, of this place, are making arrangements to erect a brick store building and hall early this spring.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    A. J. Daley, of Eagle Point, was here several days this week.
    Elder Adams, of Eugene, is holding meetings at the Baptist Church this week.
    T. J. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, was visiting relatives here several days this week
    F. T. Downing, of Grants Pass, was here this week buying hay for that market.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McFall, who have been visiting in Missouri, arrived home Monday.
    Wm. Holmes is having an addition built to his blacksmith building, it being necessary to handle his increasing trade.
    Dr. Cole was called to Eagle Point Tuesday to attend Mrs. Eli Dahack, who had her leg broken by being kicked by a horse.
    Frank Jeffers, who has been a musician in the regular army for two years, arrived home Tuesday evening, he having been discharged on account of failing health.
    W. H. Harrison post and W.R.C. held a joint installation of officers here last Saturday, after which dinner was spread, and all spent a most enjoyable day.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    A number of our citizens are ill with la grippe.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Calhoun are visiting in Phoenix.
    James Pew, of Ashland, is visiting his cousin Wm. Rissue.
    Miss Emma Coleman is visiting friends in Jacksonville this week.
    Mrs. W. H. McGowan, of Medford, visited friends in Phoenix Sunday.
    Supt. P. H. Daily and wife spent Monday visiting the Phoenix public school.
    Mr. and Mrs. Otto Caster, of Big Sticky, visited in Phoenix Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. Robbins, Sr., died Tuesday afternoon. Full particulars will be given next week.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, of Central Point, are visiting Mrs. W.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bishop.
    Miss Lena Hamlin took Saturday's train for Harrison Gulch, Calif., where she goes to visit her brother Edward.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 3


Beagle Items.
    Snow still eight inches deep.
    R. R. Cleveland, of Medford, is here this week.
    Feed is becoming scarce in this section, especially for swine.
    Our pioneer mail carrier and his assistant, Mr. Aiken, have succeeded in getting the mail through on schedule time thus far, notwithstanding the poor condition of the roads. This is, perhaps, the most dangerous mail route in the county, in the winter, especially, and to be able to surmount all the obstacles with which the carrier comes in contact requires a great deal of perseverance and labor.
    Considerable loss has been sustained by the farmers on the north side of Rogue River, caused by their barns being crushed by the heavy snows. At least three-fourths of those residing in the section referred to have met with loss on this account. The large barn belonging to L. C. Coleman collapsed recently, completely ruining a header belonging to [the] Stacy brothers.
    Coyotes are becoming a great nuisance in this section. They have never before been known to be so bold. They are raising havoc with small stock--chickens, hogs and sheep. A few evenings ago they made a raid on J. W. Merritt's sheep, in the corral, but fortunately only killed one. If some method could be devised to exterminate these pests, thousands of dollars would be saved the stockmen of the state.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 5


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Frank Lawrence made a trip to Gold Hill Friday.
    George Hammersley will move to Gold Hill Monday.
    Burt Dunkin visited with Mr. Alex Kyle Sunday.
    Clara Olson was the guest of Miss Bessie Flippin Thursday.
    K. K. Kubli expects to start his quartz mill to work in a few days.
    Miss Anna Noah was visiting Miss Stella Olson one day this week
    Fred Taylor has a contract for freighting for Mr. Mulkey, who recently moved here from Ashland.
    The children of T. Bucker, T. Dungly, Geo. Taylor and J. Miller, all of whom have been ill with typhoid fever, are improving rapidly.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alex Armstrong, of Gold Hill, have taken up their residence in Mr. Clark's house. We are pleased to have them with us.
    The snow which commenced falling New Year's Day fell to the depth of 18 inches the first day. It registered five feet at the old Klippel mill before it ceased falling.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. McDougall spent several days in Medford lately.
    Mrs. Robert Swinden, who has been quite ill with chickenpox, is convalescing.
    J. R. Mitchell and Mr. Simon were in Jacksonville on business one day last week
    Misses Crockett, who have been the guests of John Brown and family, are visiting in Medford.
    Chickenpox is prevalent in this section, and nearly every family has been afflicted. Some of the patients are still quite ill.
    The late heavy rainfall and melting snow has made an abundance of water for placer miners. Kanes Creek was higher than it had been since 1892.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Misses Nellie Ray and Jessie Betz spent Monday in Medford.
    Mr. Horn, the insurance agent of Grants Pass, was in town during the week on business.
    James Pelton arrived from Klamath County, Monday, after an absence of several weeks.
    Mr. Boggs, the mining expert, arrived from the north Monday, and is looking over mining properties in this vicinity.
    S. Rosenthal came down from Medford Sunday evening, to superintend the taking of stock in his store at this place.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rickey arrived from Seattle last Friday, and left the next day for Jacksonville, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Reames.
    The quartz mine which Mr. Fitzgibbons and sons recently purchased of Cook brothers, of Foots Creek, is developing into the richest mine in that vicinity.
    There is quite a gathering of Spokane and Seattle mining men here who are buying all the mining properties in this vicinity that can be bought at a reasonable figure.
    The Sunset Telephone Company's construction crew are here in town removing the old valley line and making necessary changes. They will soon begin the construction of the Gold Hill and Sams Valley line, the poles already being on the ground.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    J. L. Downing was down from Ashland Wednesday.
    Thomas Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, was trading here Tuesday.
    Mr. Cramer, of Myrtle Creek, was here several days this week buying grain.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made Eagle Point a professional visit the first of the week.
    The little four-year-old daughter of Aaron Beck, of Eagle Point, died with measles last Tuesday, and was interred in the cemetery here Wednesday.
    Vera, the one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Moore, died at the family home near town on Monday morning, with measles. The family has the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement. Besides losing little Vera, her twin sister is very low with the same disease.
    We are called upon this week to chronicle the death of James Alexander Edington, which occurred on Monday, January 28th. He was employed at the Voorhies orchard, near Medford, and came to spend Sunday with his parents, intending to return to Medford on the passenger train due here at 11 o'clock p.m. While waiting at the depot a freight train came in and he concluded to go on it, but in attempting to get on he lost his grip and fell, the train passing over him, crushing his right leg and inflicting other injuries. A physician was summoned and the limb was amputated, after which the patient rallied somewhat, but death came to his relief Monday afternoon at three o'clock. James was a young man whom everyone liked, and this sad accident has cast a gloom over the entire community. Only sorrow and regret are felt that the pride of the family, a favorite in the community and one in whom all who knew him fondly believed to have been united the highest qualities of mind and heart, should meet death so unexpectedly. Deceased was twenty-one years of age and had lived here for the past ten years. He leaves a loving father and mother, two brothers, two sisters and a grandmother at home, besides many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was an honored member of Table Rock Lodge, A.O.U.W., which order conducted the burial services. Rev. O. J. Gist, of Medford, preached the funeral sermon. Members of the A.O.U.W. lodges of all the neighboring towns were in attendance at the funeral.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1901, page 3


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Caton & Sons have resumed operations at their mine.
    Arthur Cook, of Big Butte, is working at the Pearce mine.
    Wm. Bostwick and Ed. Smith are operating the Vickroy hydraulic mine this winter.
    Fred Armpriest spent several days in Medford recently looking after business interests.
    There has been considerable sickness on Forest Creek during the past two or three weeks.
    A. W. Sturgis is working a night shift at his mine and is moving a large amount of gravel.
    John Winningham has so far recovered from a severe attack of tonsillitis as to be able to resume work.
    Mrs. Lottie McKee, of Big Applegate, was visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. Pence, of Forest Creek, one day last week.
    John Atteberry and his two sons, George and David, have returned to this section in search of employment. The rest of the family is in California.
    James Armpriest, of Forest Creek, was over to his Griffin Creek ranch recently. He is having seventy-five cords of wood cut on his timber land there.
    Drs. Reuter and DeBar, of Jacksonville, performed a surgical operation on Mrs. Mark Winningham last Sunday. The patient is in a very critical condition.
    J. D. Pearce & Sons have their large giant set and have had a steady run since the snow fell. They expect to make a larger cleanup this spring than ever before.
    Grandma Coffman had the misfortune to fall while going from the house to the cellar recently, breaking her arm near the shoulder. Dr. DeBar was called and reduced the fracture and at last accounts the patient was doing well.
    Mark Winningham and M. Vangarder are now sole owners of the Sunset mine, but owing to sickness are unable to operate it at present. We understand that they have purchased a five-stamp mill and will place it in position as soon as they can haul the engine to the mine.
    W. R. Stansell, president of the Mining, Milling & Lumber Company across the divide, reports his giant in active operation and moving a large amount of dirt. This is an eastern company, and we believe the enterprise will prove of benefit to the business interests of this section.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1901, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Briscoe are the happy parents of a fine girl baby.
    The members of F. G. Johnson's family have been on the sick list, but are reported better at this writing.
    Feed is very scarce in this vicinity, and if the snow lasts much longer a good deal of stock will be lost.
    Mrs. H. Richardson and daughter, Etta, and Rena and Elmer Dawson visited at the Trail House Sunday.
    H. Banfield is in Portland at present. When the snow is sufficiently melted he will return and commence work in his new mine on the Umpqua divide.
    H. Richardson made a trip to Eagle Point last week and brought home 1300 pounds of flour on a sled. This was pretty good considering the condition of the roads.
    Wm. Woods, of Ashland, and a gentleman from Portland were at the Trail House Sunday night en route to J. G. Briscoe's to look at some of Trail's fine timber, but they found the snow too deep for the trip.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Ed. Swinden went to Ashland Saturday on business.
    Little Gordon Mitchell, who has been sick, is improving.
    Mr. Thorik spent Sunday with John Brown and family.
    Mr. Mitchell was doing business in Jacksonville Monday.
    Born--Jan. 22, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Sutton, a daughter.
    Henry Nutt is quite sick at this writing, we are sorry to announce.
    Miss Ada Swinden spent Saturday here, the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. Knotts.
    Mr. Roundtree and family, late of Washington, have rented the old Braden farm for a term of five years.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Myron Jennings was out from Medford a couple of days last week.
    Mrs. S. F. Morine left for Merlin last week to visit her mother, who is quite ill.
    Both Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dickison have been having a siege with the grippe this week but are now on the mend.
    At a special board meeting, held last week for the purpose of electing a teacher and transacting other business, nothing was done, as sickness prevented a full board being present.
    Mr. and Mrs. Davis have received a letter from their daughter, saying that she arrived at Tacoma safely and thought she would like the place very well. She took up her work at the court house February 1st.
    Mr. Ireland and family moved from Phoenix last week and are now located on the Hendrickson place near the New Hope Church, above Antioch. They had a hard trip moving over the bad roads.
    Mr. Shoults was out from Medford for a couple of days this week. He seems to like this neck of the woods pretty well, and we should not be much surprised if he would conclude to become one [of] the Table Rockers before the grass gets very high.
    Contractor Perham's work is nearing completion. Last week he paid off the bridge crew with the exception of A. L. Vincent, who with himself will finish up the last of the work on the bridge, which will take only a day or two. The painting will not be done until spring.
    Jas. Grieve bid us farewell last week. Tiring of farm life, he engaged himself with W. J. Freeman, of Central Point, and from now on will work with hardware and farm implements. Jim was with us just a year, and we have every reason to believe that he will make a success of his new venture--we earnestly hope so.
    Ex-Assessor John Grieve spent a night with your correspondent and family last week while on his way to visit his son, Will, at Prospect. Mr. G. spent part of last summer at Paisley, Eastern Oregon, and was so well pleased with the country that he thinks of going back there this summer. He predicts a great future for that section.
    Miss Netta Moore, of Sams Valley, who has been staying with Mrs. Dickison this winter, went down to see her folks a week ago Sunday and finding them all down with the grippe concluded it was best to remain at home until they were well again. There has been more of this dread disease this winter than for years, but so far no serious cases have been reported in our end of the valley.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 3


Trail Creek Items.
    La grippe is prevalent in this neighborhood.
    Mrs. Oliver was visiting Trail friends last week.
    Fred Inlow has taken his stock to Sams Valley to be fed.
    There will be a grand ball at the Weaver hall on February 14th.
    Chas. King, of Michigan, was on Trail Creek last week looking for a location for a sawmill.
    Madge, Willard and Ralph Owings and Ira and Elmer Dawson are on the sick list this week.
    Miss Rena Dawson is visiting with her sister, Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale, during Mr. R.'s absence at Medford.
    The snow has melted sufficiently on the Umpqua divide to allow the commencement of work at the Banfield mine.
    J. W. Berrian made a trip to Medford last week and brought home a load of supplies and grain. This was the first wagon that had been over the road since the storm. The snow is sufficiently frozen now to permit travel with a wagon.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Mr. Gardner, of Meadows, was trading here on Wednesday.
    Mrs. L. D. Hitch is lying very ill at the family home near Tolo.
    Born--February 4, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Samuels, a nine-pound daughter.
    Dr. G. B. Cole has been kept very busy the past two weeks. He has several bad cases at Eagle Point.
    W. T. Leever, an old and respected pioneer, is considerably indisposed, being confined to his room.
    I. J. Purkeypile will leave in a few days for a month's vacation, which he will spend at his mine near Gold Hill.
    Mrs. W. A. Patrick and daughter, of Ashland, spent several days here last week, with R. C. Hensley, who is very ill with grippe.
    Mr. and Mrs. B. Vincent, of Table Rock, visited Mrs. Vincent's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myers, of this precinct, the first of the week.
    Velma, the little one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Moore, died at the family home Tuesday night, with measles and pneumonia. She is twin sister to little Vera, who died just nine days previous. This is a hard shock on the grief-stricken parents, and doubly hard on the mother, who is lying dangerously ill with grippe and measles. The entire community sympathize with the family in their sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    Gus Epps was in Talent Tuesday.
    Otto Caster was in Phoenix on Wednesday.
    Mrs. M. Ferns visited Mrs. A. G. Epps Sunday.
    Henry Calhoun visited his parents Saturday.
    Fred Weeks visited friends in Ashland Sunday.
    A. G. Epps was in Medford on business Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reames did shopping in Medford Wednesday.
    Mesdames M. A. and L. B. Caster made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    Miss Mary Stancliff, of Ashland, visited her parents here Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stidham, of West Fork, attended the funeral of Owen Short.
    J. Purkeypile, the S.P. station agent at Central Point, visited friends here Sunday.
    Mrs. Allie Short and son, Harry, took Wednesday's train for Tacoma, where she goes to visit her sister.
    Miss Minnie McCullum, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. James Norton, returned to her home in Anderson Saturday morning.
    The play "Joe Ruggles" was given in Lavenburg hall Saturday evening by the Wagner Creek amateurs. It was well rendered to a large and appreciative audience.
    Elder Brownrigg held services here last Sunday morning and evening in the new church. There will be regular services in the church hereafter each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 3


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Carpenter spent a few days last week with Medford friends and relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gregory and two little daughters have returned from a few days' visit with Ashland relatives.
    There is considerable sickness in our vicinity now. Measles and grippe are both prevalent, and the victims are numerous.
    Mrs. Ella Sims, of Central Point, is caring for her sister, Mrs. F. R. Moore. Mrs. Moore and children are very ill with measles.
    Mr. Lofland, of Griffin Creek, has returned home after spending a few days with his son, Charlie, who is having a siege with the measles.
    Mr. and Mrs. Al. Turpin, W. W. Gregory, Miss Pearl Weedon and Arch Turpin attended a party in Table Rock precinct last Friday night.
    Thos. Cingcade, who has been driving mill team for S. B. Holmes, has returned home in very poor health. Dr. Cole is in attendance. His sister, Miss Hattie, is also ill with throat trouble.
    Little Vera, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Moore, died last Monday morning and was buried at the Central Point cemetery on Tuesday. Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. W. B. Moore, of Medford. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 5


Beagle Items.
    G. R. Meyers has sold his mountain farm and contemplates going to Alaska.
    Our days are dull and monotonous, and the nights would be ditto were it not for the howling and barking of the coyotes and the hooting of the lonely owls.
    A macadamized road leading around upper Table Rock would be a fine thing for the people of this section and would be appreciated by the traveling public generally.
    Just one month ago the first snow fell. Hay and straw stacks are disappearing, but the snow remains. The old-timers console themselves with the reflection that the cold weather will ensure a good fruit and grain crop.
    We can hear many eloquent and fervent prayers offered at our school house for the future destiny of man, but we would like to suggest one for a good warm rain and an old-fashioned webfoot chinook which would rid us of the snow.
    Carl F. Martin entertained a few of his friends at a birthday dinner in honor of the eighth anniversary. The day was cold and raw but his little friends made their appearance and enjoyed the day in various ways. Those present were Alberta Stacy, Elsie Beebe, Mabel Askew, Roy Stacy, Carl Beebe and Mrs. S. H. Glass.
    This Table Rock country is undoubtedly one of the most desolate places in the county at this time of the year. We have seen but one lonely footman for a long time, and he claimed to be lost. The gentleman, Mr. Short, was on his way to Salem, where he was married. He has returned to this section and will settle down here for the future.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 5


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    R. Hammersley is ill with the mumps.
    Monty Dunkin returned home from Alaska Sunday.
    Miss Olive Dungey was the guest of Mrs. Lawrence Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Miller were the guests of Mrs. Miller's mother, Mrs. Dunkin, last Sunday.
    We are glad to learn that George Taylor, who has been quite ill with typhoid fever, is much improved.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hughes spent Sunday with Mr. H.'s mother, near Table Rock.
    Frank Robbins, of Ashland, spent Sunday with his brother, John, and family.
    Misses Christina and Lillie McTavish visited at home Saturday and Sunday.
    K. McTavish, who has been visiting his family, returned to Ager Sunday morning.
    Charles Nininger, of Ashland, who recently returned from Southern California, made Phoenix a business call Thursday.
    A number of the young people of this place recently spent a very pleasant evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Epps.
    Miss L. Anderson, who is attending the Ashland normal, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting her parents in North Phoenix.
    The many friends of Jesse McTavish will be pleased to learn that he has recovered sufficiently to be able to leave the hospital.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ira Johnson, of Salem, are visiting L. A. Rose and family. Mr. Johnson is a nephew of Mrs. H. Culver. They will go from here to visit friends in the eastern states.
    The pupils of the public school will give an entertainment February 22nd. It is hoped that the parents and friends will show their interest in the work that is being done in the school by their presence at the entertainment, for there is nothing that encourages pupils more than to have a large audience on such an occasion. The proceeds will be for the benefit of the school library. 
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mrs. Dekum and Ivan Humason are in Portland this week on business.
    H. B. Nye, of Medford, visited Gold Hill and the Bill Nye Mine Tuesday.
    Miss Grace Jenning, of Medford, was in town Sunday and Monday visiting with her friend, Miss Ina Ray.
    Mrs. Alice Bacon, is at Ashland this week, in attendance at the teachers' examination for state certificate.
    Ed Bolt returned Monday from Jump Off Joe, where he has been employed at the O'Brien placer mine the past winter.
    Mrs. Nettie Short, of Scotts Valley, Calif., who has been visiting her brother, Geo. Short, the past few days, returned home Wednesday. 
    Quite a number of residents of this vicinity are at Jacksonville in attendance at court in the Ray Mitchell contest. The result is anxiously awaited here as it will affect the title of a number of claims in this locality.
    Amethyst Rebekah Lodge, No. 97, of this place, gave an entertainment and banquet to members and a few friends Wednesday evening in celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Lodge.
    During the past week two very important strikes have been made, of large bodies of ore, at the Braden and the Lucky Bart mines. The ore at the Braden is $10,000 rock and at the Lucky Bart, $1,000.
    The school children of this place, under the management of J. Percy Wells and Miss M. E. Griffiths, are preparing for an entertainment, which they will be ready to present about the first of March. They are making a great effort to make it a success, as they want to raise the money to pay for an organ that their teachers have purchased for them.
    Died--at his residence two miles east of Gold Hill, on February 1, 1901, Joseph Douden, aged 75 years and five months, of paralysis. He was a native of North Carolina and came to Oregon when a boy. He had been a resident of Rogue River Valley for the last thirty-three years. A wife survives him. Interment took place in the Sams Valley Cemetery on Wednesday, February 13, Rev. Wallace, of Ashland, officiating.
    Your correspondent visited the Bill Nye Mine Tuesday, for the first time, and finds the mine far beyond expectations. They are taking out a vein of about twelve inches of very rich specimen rock. The balance of ledge matter, which is three feet wide, goes about $50 to the ton. The mine as far developed, consists of about 600 feet of tunnel on the ledge, on a 50 foot and 150 foot level. There are now many thousand dollar's worth of ore in sight, which will be a boon to the holders of the Bill Nye stock.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Wm. Carey was up from Gold Hill a few days ago.
    Miss Myra Galloway is having a siege with the tonsillitis.
    Dr. Cole and I. F. Williams made a business trip to Medford Thursday.
    J. W. Hickle is working for the Purkeypile brothers at their mine on Galls Creek.
    Mrs. Booth Lee has been confined to her home with a severe attack of neuralgia.
    W.T. Moore and Thos. Cingcade left for the mountains this week to look after their cattle.
    Messrs. Corum and Clark are spending the week at their mine in the Blackwell district.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Shields are visiting their daughter, Mrs. P. L. Simpkins, of Woodville, this week.
    E. A. Neil is acting as station agent here, while I. J. Purkeypile is spending his vacation at his mines near Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregory, who have been visiting relatives at Hanford, Calif., the past few months, returned home last week.
    Messrs. Sims and Karney are laying new floors in the hotel building and making other improvements about the premises.
    Harold Rodenberger, who has been a sailor boy for the past three years, arrived home this week and will visit with his parents for a few weeks.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 3



Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Thos. Cingcade is some improved, but Miss Hattie is still very poorly.
    J. W. Smith is suffering with la grippe, and his son, Louis, with throat trouble.
    Mrs. S. L. Carpenter hs returned from Medford, where she has been in attendance on her father, John Hardin, who is quite ill.
    Geo. Owens and sister, Miss Agnes, of Dry Creek, are staying with their sister, Mrs. Henry Gregory, whose family are all ill with the measles.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gregory are expected home in a few days from Southern California, where they have been spending the winter in quest of health and pleasure.
    Grandpa Moore came down from the Dead Indian country last week to attend the funeral of his little grandchild and is helping to care for his sick relatives.
    The family of F. R. Moore is again bereaved. Their little daughter, Velma, died on February 5th, and was buried on the 7th by the side of her little twin sister, who died on January 28th. All that loving care could do for them was done, but with no avail. The heartbroken parents have the most profound sympathy of the entire community. May God comfort them in their sad affliction.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.

    Bad colds and la grippe are quite prevalent here.
    Ed. Swinden has again resumed work at the Dr. Ray mine.
    Miss Fannie Pening spent several days of last week the guest of Miss Ada Swinden.
    Thos. Norris, of Jacksonville, passed through this neighborhood last Saturday en-route to Gold Hill.
    Messrs. Knotts, Swinden and Higinbotham were transacting business at the county seat last Thursday.
    We are sorry to announce that Fred Brown is very ill with the mumps. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is in attendance.
    Feed of all kinds has become scarce in this neighborhood and if the snow continues much longer hay will demand a good price.
    Elmer Nichols is engaged in clearing and grubbing the old orchard on the Miner farm and will put in a crop of potatoes there this spring.
    Henry Nutt's little boy had the misfortune to get quite badly burned while playing by the fireplace one day last week. However, we do not think it serious.

Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 5


Beagle Items.
    There is still twenty-four inches of snow at this place.
    Vance Hendrickson, of Beagle, has disposed of his foothill farm, and has moved to Talent.
    Thos. Wilhite has returned to Ashland to resume his studies in the Ashland normal school.
    Jas. Dowden, a pioneer resident of Sams Valley, is dangerously ill at his home. He has lost all power of speech.
    Fitzgerald Bros. blacksmith shop at Moonville, is temporarily closed, they being busily engaged in mining, while the supply of water is adequate for working their hydraulic mine.
    There was a double wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Decoats, on February 4th, the contracting parties being Miss Mary Decoats and Mr. Jas. Howard, and Miss Ellen Decoats and Mr. Norton, all of this place.
    Rev. Corwin will preach regularly at the New Hope school house on the first Sunday of each month, and Rev. Stormer, of the M.E. Church, South, will preach at the Antioch school house on the second Sunday of each month.
    A generous surprise party was tendered Mrs. Houston in honor of her seventy-fourth birthday, on Thursday, February 7. This pioneer lady is the estimable wife of our postmaster at this place, where they have resided continuously since 1867. The day was pleasantly spent in various ways and the dinner was all that the word implies. Those present were Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Rodgers, Lilly Amick, Perry Stewart, Jas. Amick, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stacy and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Beebe and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Martin and family.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    S. F. Morine and daughter went to town Monday.
    Miss Belle Maness, of Central Point, is now making her home at the Pendleton farm.
    Verne Pendleton left Tuesday to visit his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn, near Medford.
    S. M. Nealon is putting up a neat new fence in front of his farm. There will be several others make new fences this spring.
    We are informed that there is soon to be a post office at the junction of the Eagle Point and Table Rock road, near the Montgomery place.
    Chas. Dickison and father went to town Tuesday. Chas. went for fruit trees to replace some that died in his new orchard. As he was remarkably fortunate in his last year's set, he will only have to get a few.
    The hard rains of Thursday and Friday put Rogue River on the warpath, and Saturday night it recorded its highest notch since '94. On this side of Bybee bridge it would swim a horse. Considerable damage was done to some of the fences on the bottom, but the loss to any one man is not enough to be serious.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    J. L. Hammersley returned from Salem Tuesday.
    Bert Kellogg was in town Sunday and left Monday for Grants Pass, where he has a position.
    Ed Bolt and Tom Jones left Sunday for the O'Brien placer mine, on Jump Off Joe, where they have been employed during the past winter.
    Jas. Stearns has sold his east side store building property to Jos. Vosel and will leave soon for Klamath County to engage in the stock business.
    Mrs. Chas. Stacey, of Sams Valley, visited relatives here Wednesday and left Thursday for Grants Pass to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Kellogg.
    A number of cases of the mumps are reported here in town. J. McClendon, Rufus McKinney and others are confined to their rooms with the troublesome disease.
    J. W. Marksbury, of Ashland, who represents the Watkins Medicine Co., was in town Saturday and Sunday and left for Sams Valley Monday. Jim is always a welcome visitor in Gold Hill.
    C. W. Bogg, the mining man of Seattle, left for the north last Saturday. While here he inspected and bonded quite a number of mines in this vicinity. He will return the coming week with a crowd of investors who will buy most of the mines he has bonded.
    T. C. Massie, of Seattle, the best known mining expert of the coast, returned from the north Wednesday, accompanied by Mark Whalm of Seattle, Jos. McKee, T. J. Richards and Mr. Wright, of Portland. Messrs. McKee and Richards were here several weeks ago and chased the Grand Centre quartz mine on Foots Creek, owned by the Anderson Bros, paying $5000 for the mine. They are putting a force of men to work in the mine, and are inspecting and buying other properties.
    C. Vroman has sold the major part of his Sardine Creek farm to J. U. Smith, the sawmill man, who intends to go into the cattle business quite extensively. The portion Mr. Smith purchased, containing about 200 acres, is mostly in alfalfa and is covered by an irrigating ditch which furnishes a good supply of water all summer. The balance of the farm Mr. Vroman's son, E. E. Vroman purchased; also the placer mine and mining ditches etc., adjoining the farm.
    Ex-postmaster Carl Phelps is doing a large business in dealing in mining propositions. He made the sale of the Grand Center Mine and many other undeveloped propositions in this vicinity. Investors have begun to realize the real value of Southern Oregon mines. Many mining men from Montana, Colorado and coast points have inspected the mines here during the past winter and there surely will be a rush of hundreds of them here in early spring to invest in quartz mines. The exhibits of the Bill Nye Mine at the Spokane Exposition last fall did wonders in advertising the mineral wealth of Southern Oregon. Mining men are wonderfully astonished when they find that we have scores of Bill Nye mines within a radius of a few miles of Gold Hill.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Dr. Hinkle has just received a fine line of stationery.
    J. W. Marksbury, of Ashland, spent Tuesday in our city.
    B. W. Dean, of Port Orford, is visiting relatives at this place.
    Mrs. Cryderman, of Tolo, is very ill. Dr. Cole is in attendance.
    Horace Pelton, of Sams Valley, spent Tuesday night in our city.
    Joseph Downing, of Gold Hill, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Mrs. J. C. Gregory is suffering from a severe attack of heart trouble.
    Mr. and Mrs. M. Elliott made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    Mrs. S. W. McClendon is spending the week with relatives at Ashland.
    J. B. Welch, of Spikenard, was trading with our merchants last Tuesday.
    Mr. Mack, recently from Albany, has leased the hotel and has opened it for business.
    Mrs. L. D. Hitch, of Tolo, has been quite ill the past two weeks. Dr. Shearer, of Medford, is the attending physician.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 3



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Born--February 2, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin, a nine pound girl.
    Mrs. Russel, of Ashland, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mary Tayler, last week.
    Miss Clara Olson was the guest of Miss Bessie Flippen, Sunday.
    Montie and George Dunkin made a business trip to the Braden mines Sunday.
    Mr. Haskins, of the Hammersley place, was visiting this section Sunday evening.
    Charley Gorsline, of Medford, was visiting Barney Olson, and family, Thursday.
    Ira Noah, of Sams Valley, was visiting friends on Galls Creek Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cook were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Morris, of Rock Point Sunday.
    Dr. Morrill was called here to attend the sick child of Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, this week.
    Bert Dunkin was visiting George Taylor, who has been ill for a long time, last week. Mr. Taylor is improving at this time.
    The rains and melting snow in the mountains has swollen old Rogue River until it in higher than it has been for over a year.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    The snow is nearly all gone in this section.
    Mr. McClanahan made a trip to Medford last week.
    Those who were on the sick list are all convalescent.
    There will be a social dance at the hatchery on February 22nd.
    Rogue River was the highest Saturday morning it had been for years.
    Ira Dawson went to Eagle Point one day last week after a packload of supplies.
    Jesse Richardson spent a week in Medford not long since visiting relatives and friends.
    Mrs. Wm. Wille returned home last week after an absence of several months in Medford.
    G. W. Owings expects to go to Medford this week to remain for a week or two with his brother, who resides there.
    J. G. Briscoe went to Central Point Sunday to meet Mr. Dickey, of Ashland, who is to take charge of Mr. B.'s sawmill.
    Arthur Morrison made a trip to Eagle Point last week after a load of mill feed. He reported the roads in a very bad condition.
    Henry Gordon was at the Trail House Sunday on his way home from Medford. He was waterbound at the Rogue River bridge a half day.
    Allen Pitts and another gentleman from the Umpqua divide were in this vicinity Monday looking for stray cattle which had survived the storm.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 5


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Mrs. J. B. Dunkin visited her home folks Monday.
    John R. Olson visited friends in Sams Valley Sunday.
    Wm. Flippen is confined to his bed with the mumps this week.
    Wallace Dunkin was visiting friends at Grants Pass last week.
    Mrs. H. B. Olson was the guest of Mrs. W. S. Cook one day last week.
    B. Williams, of Gold Hill, was doing business on Galls Creek, Saturday.
    Miss Hattie Eaton visited with Mrs. J. W. Dunkin, Monday and Tuesday.
    Miss Stella Olson was the guest of Miss Ada Hayes, of Gold Hill, last Friday.
    Geo. Askew came down from Grants Pass Monday, on his way to the valley.
    Will Shoemaker, of Foots Creek, was a pleasant caller at Miss Hattie Eaton's school, Monday.
    George Taylor, who has been quite ill for some time, is now able to take his place in school again.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Mitchell was the guest of Mrs. Nichols Monday.
    Mrs. Roundtree was a pleasant caller at Mrs. Nichols last week.
    Robert Swinden and Elmer Higinbotham were on Foot[s] Creek Monday on business.
    Mumps are still an epidemic in this neighborhood; several cases are reported on the list.
    Miss Hamilton, of Applegate, is stopping with the family of Henry Nutt, during their illness.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts spent several days of last week visiting friends in Central Point and Medford.
    The hydraulic miners on Kanes Creek are rejoicing over the rains, as they have an abundance of water for piping.
    The recent rains are quite a disadvantage to the farmers, as they will be unable to get their spring plowing done for some time yet.
    Henry Nutt, who has been quite ill, is able to be about again, but not able to work yet. Charley Householder is driving Mr. Nutt's team at the quartz mill.

Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    John Norton was in Medford Tuesday.
    Miss Ella Stone, who has been quite ill with la grippe, is improving.
    C. Carey, of Sams Valley, was in Phoenix Tuesday. Mr. Carey expects to locate here.
    Mrs. J. Stone, of Talent, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Hanby, this week.
    Van Dunlap, A. G. Epps and James Morton made a business visit to Ashland Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, of Central Point, visited H. F. Stancliff and family this week.
    M. Brownrigg and F. Bailey went to Jacksonville Saturday. Mr. Brownrigg was called there to conduct a funeral service.
    Miss Mary Stancliff, who has been dressmaking in Ashland, was called home last Sunday on account of the illness of her sister, Elva.
    Elva Stancliff, Little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Stancliff, died Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Full particulars will be given next week.
    The school entertainment Friday evening was highly enjoyed by both old and young. Although the weather was very disagreeable, there was a large crowd of people present. There was not a hitch in the program, and every number showed that the pupils had made thorough preparation. The net proceeds of the entertainment amounted to $28, which is to be used in buying books for the school library.   
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Tom Reid was down from Jacksonville Monday upon business.
    Ivan Humason and Postmaster Reames visited Jacksonville on a mining deal Monday.
    Miss May Kellogg came up Monday from Grants Pass and is visiting here, and also friends in Sams Valley.
    Kasper Kubli was down from Jacksonville the first of the week looking after his mining interest on Galls Creek.
    J. W. Siros, of La Grande, a former resident of this place, arrived here Sunday for a few days' visit with old friends.
    Polk Hull was down from the Meadows Tuesday to meet his nephew, Mr. Roberts, recently from Kansas. They left the same day for Mr. Hull's home.
    Messrs. McKee and Richards left for Portland Saturday. Mr. Mark Whelan was left in charge of their mine, the Grand Center. He begins operation Monday with a crew of men.
    I. W. Cox has traded his residence property and blacksmith shop here for some farm property on Deer Creek, in Josephine County. He will leave soon with his family for their new home.
    Oscar Swacker's placer mine on Foots Creek produced a $65 dollar nugget this week, and was exhibited by Carl Phelps. The mine is located just below the Grand Center quartz mine. Mr. Swacker and son have taken a good many nuggets from their mine this winter, ranging from one-half to two ounces.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    L. C. Bolle, of Wellen, spent a day here this week.
    Miss Lucy Hitch, who is at Callahans, Calif., is very ill.
    W. C. Owen, who has been clerking in a store at Harrison Gulch, Calif., returned to Central Point last week with his family.
    Mrs. O. L. Walden, of Medford, spent a day here this week.
    Mr. Terrill, of Brownsboro, was in town Saturday upon business.
    Russell Moore, of Lake Creek, was in town several days this week.
    Chas. E. Pomeroy, of Spikenard, was trading with our merchants Tuesday.
    Thomas Cingcade is very ill at this writing, with symptoms of appendicitis.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Wright were summoned to Phoenix Wednesday on account of the death of Mr. Wright's niece, Elva Stancliff.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3



Trail Creek Items.
    Mrs. S. E. Inlow and son, Harvey, are on the sick list this week.
    Marion Hodges narrowly escaped drowning while crossing Trail Creek last Saturday.
    David Irwin was at the Trail House Saturday. He reports that his cattle on the range are doing well.
    Mr. Simons, Chas. Brown and several others, from Ashland, are on Trail Creek this week in search of timber land.
    W. W. Willits, of Elk Creek, made a trip to Medford last week. This was the first team from that section since the snow.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Garl T. Jones was among us last week doing some surveying for Chas. and Wm. R. Dickison.
    Miss Badger came over Monday with Mr. Hughes and commenced the spring term of school Tuesday.
    Wm. Shoults, of Medford, has decided to make Table Rock his home for the summer, and will move his family here next week.
    Talbert Sanford, of Ashland, was the guest of Verne Pendleton last week and enjoyed a few days shooting and sight seeing.
    The young friends of Geo. Nichols gathered at the residence of his parents on the evening of the 23rd and gave him a very pleasant surprise.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    Miss Minnie Short is visiting Mrs. Wm. Short.
    Leslie Bailey, of Applegate, is visiting his brother Frank.
    George Dunlap, of Medford, visited relatives here last week.
    Henry Calhoun, of Big Sticky, visited his parents last week.
    E. W. Carver, of Medford, made this place a business call Monday.
    Mrs. Josie Brown is spending a few days visiting friends in Ashland.
    Miss Mary Stancliff went to Ashland Tuesday to visit for a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hale Anderson, of North Phoenix, visited Mrs. M. A. Caster Tuesday.
    At the annual school meeting John Norton was elected director and D. Lehuers clerk.
    Messrs. Roger and Ramsey, of Central Point, made Phoenix a business visit Tuesday.
    Mrs. T. W. Beckett, of Medford, was visiting R. T. Blackwood on Wednesday this week.
    Miss Mary Childers, who has been visiting friends in Medford, returned home this week.
    K. McTavish, who has been paying his family a visit, returned to his work at Ager Sunday.
    Miss Catherine O'Toole went to Jacksonville Sunday where she intends to enter the sisters school.
    J. W. Hunter, of Kansas, and Fred Sherer, of Oklahoma, were in town last week looking for a business location.
    Miss Badger, of Roseburg, a sister of Mrs. E. P. Hughes, came in on Sunday morning's train for a visit at this place.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Miles Browning, March 1st, an 8-pound daughter. Mr. B. is one of the proudest men that has walked the streets of Phoenix for many a day.
    Died--Feb. 27, 1901, Elva Elizabeth Stancliff, the beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Stancliff, aged ten years, three months and nineteen days. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church Friday morning, Revs. C. H. Hoxie and Wm. Clyde officiating. Many friends were present at the funeral to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed and express their condolence and sympathy with the bereaved family. Many beautiful floral tributes were laid upon the little mound by loving hands and sorrowing hearts. The death angel has crossed the threshold of a happy home and has laid an icy hand on a precious daughter and a darling sister. The hands are folded rigidly over the pure white breast, the voice is hushed and the sweet smile that seemed like a summer rainbow about the home has frozen upon the pallid lips. Elva, our darling, has gone bearing her life scroll folded, and without blemish or stain, no earth taint marring the sacred script.
    We've laid our darling down to rest,
      Her troubles are all o'er--
    And she is sweetly resting
      On the banks of that bright shore.
    We are sad and lonely now,
      Our hearts are filled with grief,
    but God has taken little Elva
      To a place of sweet relief.
    She has crossed the crystal river,
      And her little heart is free;
    Why weep we for our treasure--
      She is happier far than we.
    We will deck her grave with flowers,
      The daisy there shall bloom,
    While darling Elva is sweetly sleeping,
      In the still and silent tomb.
    Let us put aside her playthings,
      She will never want them more;
    She is happier with the angels,
      With her brother gone before.
   

CARD OF THANKS   
    We wish to express out heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors of Phoenix and vicinity for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of our beloved daughter and little sister.
    MR. AND MRS. H. F. STANCLIFF AND FAMILY.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Wm. Holmes made a business trip to Medford Thursday.
    Mrs. J. C. Gregory, who has been quite ill, is very much improved.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hembree, of Medford, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Fredenburg, of Medford, spent Monday in town.
    Wm. Reames and H. Humason, of Gold Hill, were in town Wednesday.
    L. C. Belle and Mr. Gardner, of Spikenard, were in after supplies this week.
    Harry Harvey, of Gold Hill, was transacting business here the first of the week.
    Thomas Cingcade, who has been quite ill with pneumonia the past week, is improving.
    Mr. Boyd, who has been very ill with heart trouble for the past six months, is able to be on the streets again.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peninger, who have been spending several months in Washington, returned home Monday.
    Miss Mary Dawson left Wednesday for Eagle Point, near which place she will begin teaching a term of school next Monday.
    The pupils of the public school will give an entertainment at the brick hall Friday evening. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school.
    At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rogers, on Wednesday evening, March 6th, John F. Ramsey and Miss Cora E. Rogers were united in the holy bonds of wedlock by Elder A. J. Hanby, of Phoenix. Only relatives and a few intimate friends were present. After the marriage ceremony was performed the company was invited to a sumptuous supper, after which the evening was pleasantly spent in social converse. The bride and groom are well and favorably known and their many friends are wishing them a long and happy life. They will commence housekeeping at once on Mr. Ramsey's fine farm, about two miles from town.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Born--Feb. 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Foster, a son.
    L. W. Cox and family left for their new home in Josephine County last Thursday.
    The town board is entertaining a proposition from W. H. Eaton, of Ashland for a franchise to put in an electric light plant for public and private service.
    The Braden quartz mill will be closed down for about two weeks on account of an accident to the batteries, which will require new casting from Portland.
    At the annual school meeting Monday of this week Geo. Hammersley was elected Director for the three year term, and  J. J. Houck for the unexpired term of J. W. Masterson, resigned. Oris Crawford was elected clerk.
    The entertainment given by the teachers and pupils of the public school of this place last Friday was a grand success. The net proceeds amounted to $55, which will be used toward paying tor the organ recently purchased by the school.
    At the last meeting of the Gold Hill whist club, the tenth meeting, Mrs. C. L. Reames and Ivan Humason were declared winners of the first prizes, and Miss Elva Humason and A. E. Kellogg were given the booby prizes. The last series of games were very closely contested.
    T. C. Massie and Jas. McKee, the mining men came down Sunday from Portland, accompanied by H. G. Wright, who has since purchased the Big Foot quartz mine of Messrs. Foster and Wolf, consideration $5000. The Big Foot is a very promising mine located on Colvig Gulch two miles west of Gold Hill.
    A social ball was given in the I.O.O.F. Hall Thursday evening in honor of Thos. E. Hammersley, of Baker City, by his many friends of Gold Hill. He was formerly of this place, and is here on a visit to parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Hammersley, for the past few days, and will return to his home Saturday.
    A very pleasant surprise party was tendered R. L. Darling last Monday evening in honor of his twenty-sixth birthday anniversary. His friends bestowed upon him several nice presents. The evening was very enjoyably spent by those present, who were Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Darling, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Darling, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, Misses Ella Griffith, Lucy Yantis, Mary Downing, Floy McNeill and Florence Bolt, Messrs. Jno. Humphrey, J. P. Wells, Ed. Yantis, H. Woodcock, Ed Lemous, Mr. McDonough and Fritz Hammersley.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3


Trail Creek Items.
    G. W. Owings has returned home from Medford.
    J. W. Berrian was in Medford last week upon business.
    Mr. Sherman made a trip to Central Point last week after supplies.
    Little Carrie Owings, who has been quite ill, is very much improved.
    Messrs. Snell, Orr and Bennett, of Medford, and Ed. Tynan, N. McGrew and Wm. Turnum, of Grants Pass were at the Trail House last week en route to the Trail Creek timber land.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made Eagle Point a professional visit last week.
    C. C. Hall, of Tolo, was trading with our merchants Wednesday.
    A. J. Hanby, of Phoenix, made this city a business visit Saturday.
    Dr. Hinkle has just received a large assortment of fine stationery.
    Deputy Internal Revenue Collector D. T. Fox, of Ashland, spent Tuesday here.
    W. H. Bradshaw, one of Brownsboro's enterprising farmers and stockmen, was in our city Monday.
    Thos. Cingcade, who has been very ill at the home of his uncle, Geo. W. Little, is able to be out again.
    Miss Stella Stidham, who is teaching the primary grade of the Phoenix school, spent Sunday at home.
    Married--At the home of the bride's parents, near Tolo, March 10th, by Rev. J. C. Gregory, Geo. T. Sundden and Miss Emma L. Kincaid.
    Frank V. Jeffers and Mrs. Nellie McIneray were married on Wednesday of this week. They left the same day for Yreka, Calif., where they will make their future home.
    At the city election held last Monday the following officers were elected: Trustees, J. W. Merritt, John Clark, W. H. Patrick, H. Corum and Eli Mayer; treasurer, G. S. Moore; marshal, Bart Patrick; street commissioner, W. A. Owen; recorder, A. S. Jacobs.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 3



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Ed. Swinden, who has been suffering with a very bad eye, is able to work again.
    Elmer Nichols, who has been ill with the grip for some time, is able to resume farming.
    Robert Swinden contemplates erecting a new barn soon and otherwise improving his place.
    Mr. Tharp, who has been living in this vicinity during the winter, has moved to Jacksonville.
    School commenced March 5th, with Mr. Masterson as teacher. This is his third term in this district.
    Mr. Wiley, of Medford, passed through here last Wednesday canvassing for the "Life of Queen Victoria."
    Mrs. Aust. Knotts and Mrs. Perry Knotts and little daughter spent last Monday the guests of Mrs. Joel Stover.
    At the school meeting held the 4th, Mrs. John Brown was elected clerk and Messrs. Swinden, Foley and Householder were elected directors.

Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 3


Provolt Items.
BY PROVOLT WEBFOOT.

    Leslie Bailey was in Provolt last Friday.
    Myron Wilbur has sold his interest in the Applegate roller mills to Moon & Co.
    Born--On March 2nd, to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Payne, an eight-pound daughter.
    Miss Agnes York left last Friday for Little Shasta, Calif., where she will spend the summer.
    Dell Fiddler, of Grants Pass, has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sonson the last few days.
    Harry Cash, of Little Shasta, Calif., has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hyde the past week.
    O. H. Fields, of Sams Valley, has been visiting friends and relatives at this place the past two weeks.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith, of Hotel Layton, Grants Pass, have been here upon business the past few days.
    Richard Lewman, on of our leading young business men, has been several improvements on his farm this season.
    E. U. Provolt and L. Hansen were down from the O. B. mine last Saturday and reported the work as progressing rapidly.
    Hall brothers have finished cleaning up the Rehkopf hop yard, and pruning the hops will be in progress as soon as the weather will permit.
    Lewman Bros. have commenced operations at their Baby mine. It is thought that this mine will prove to be one of the leading propositions of Southern Oregon.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reames were in Medford Tuesday on business.
    Miss Allie Klippel, of Medford, was in Phoenix Monday, working in the interest of the Degree of Honor lodge.
    George Dunlap, of Medford, made Phoenix a business call Tuesday.
    Van Dunlap, R. T. Blackwood and J. Juvenal were in Medford on business Tuesday.
    H. F. Stancliff drove to Ashland Sunday and was accompanied home by his daughter Mary.
    Wm. Rissue went to Ashland Sunday, where he intends working at the carpenter trade for a few weeks.
    L. Stancliff, of Talent, visited relatives here Sunday. His father returned with him to spend a few days visiting.
    Will Short and Shannon Oliver started Tuesday for Sisson, where they intend working in the employ of the railroad.
    Claude Dollarhide, of Klamathon, who has been visiting L. A. Rose and family, returned home Tuesday morning.
    Mrs. Mamie W. Briggs, of Seattle, field organizer of the Degree of Honor lodge, delivered an able address in the interest of the degree in the Lavenburg hall last Saturday evening. Mrs. B. will be in Phoenix next Saturday evening when she will organize a lodge of that order.  
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 3



Trail Creek Items.
    Harvey Richardson spent a few days in Medford the past week.
    Mrs. Richardson and daughter, Ethel, visited Arthur Morrison and family last Sunday.
    Dr. Shearer visited J. K. Leabo twice the past week, who is dangerously ill with pneumonia.
    W. W. Willits was at the Trail House Thursday night on his way to Sams Valley for seed grain.
    J. C. McClanahan made a trip to Medford last week and reports the roads the worst he ever saw them.
    Farmers are very anxious to begin farming but are compelled to wait until the weather is more favorable.
    A school meeting was held last Monday and Arthur Morrison was elected director, but no one seemed to want the office of clerk.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gordon, accompanied by Miss Alma Wilson, were at the Trail House last Saturday, en route to Central Point. Miss Wilson has been teaching the Prospect school the past winter.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 5



Upper Sams Valley Items.
    Ira Noah made a trip to Table Rock last week.
    Miss Anna Noah was the guest of her friend Miss Mabel Scott recently.
    The people of Sams Valley are rejoicing because the big snow has drowned out the diggers.
    We are pleased to learn of the improvement of Anna and Edward Shipley from la grippe.
    The beautiful sunshiny weather has brought out the pretty flowers and sent the men to their work with a hope of good crops.
    Miss Anna Noah visited Miss Mabel Scott last Saturday and was accompanied home by Miss Mabel, who remained till the next day.
    We are sorry to hear of the illness of Wm. Payne, who is suffering from pneumonia and pleurisy. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, was called to see him one day last week.
    Married--At Grants Pass, March 14, 1901, Mr. Firman Zana, of Sams Valley, to Mrs. Betta Smith, of Grants Pass. They will make their future home in Sams Valley. Their many friends wish them a life of happiness.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Farmers are happy to be able to finish up the spring work.
    Mrs. S. F. Morine returned from Merlin Sunday, after a visit of several weeks with her mother.
    Miss Iva Purdin, of Medford, has been engaged to teach the Sams Valley school. The district, as well as the teacher, are to be congratulated.
    The Table Rock Irrigating Ditch Company will soon begin work of cleaning and repairing. Some flumes will have to be built and the bulkhead overhauled.
    A good bit of talk is going the rounds about oil and coal--but as yet no regular work has been done--still some of our friends have a million dollar smile on their faces.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    John Ross is spending a few days at Gold Hill.
    Born--March 17th, to Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Askew, a daughter.
    C. R. Fifield, of Ashland, spent a couple of days here last week.
    T. J. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point precinct, was in after supplies Saturday.
    Mr. Stromayer and G. W. Rowland, of Gold Hill, spent Sunday with friends here.
    Wm. Cary, who is engaged in the furniture business at Gold Hill, spent Sunday with his family.
    R. A. Clark shipped a carload of corn to Grants Pass this week, receiving fifty cents per bushel for it.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Price left a few days ago for Tacoma, Wash., where they will make their future home.
    Rev. O. J. Gist, of Medford, will commence a series of meeting here Friday evening. All are invited to attend.
    Arthur Boswell, who has been clerking at Callahans, Calif., came home this week to spend a few days.
    Mrs. Nelson, of Siskiyou County, Calif., who has been visiting here, took Monday's train for Ashland, where she will spend a few days with relatives.
    The Rose brothers, of Trail Creek, were trading here Tuesday. These gentlemen are recent arrivals from Michigan and they are enthusiastic in their praises of our climate and country.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    C. Taylor, the Deputy Assessor, was in Phoenix Tuesday.
    Miss Stella Stidham spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
    Mrs. Minnie Short, of Medford, is visiting friends in Phoenix.
    Dr. H. P. Hargrave and Ed. Miller were in Medford Tuesday.
    Peter Applegate, of Jacksonville, was in Phoenix on business Friday. 
    Miss Jessie Short, of Ashland, visited Mrs. Wm. Short of this place last week.
    Mr. Batey, who has been visiting friends here, returned to his home in California Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edsall, who have been visiting friends on Jenny Creek, returned home Friday.
    Mrs. D. O'Toole and her daughter Mae and son James made Medford a business call Wednesday.
    Mrs. Ed. Gore, of Medford, was in Phoenix Monday. Mrs. Gore has a class in instrumental music here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Otto Caster attended the organization of the Degree of Honor here last Saturday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. Evan Reames, of Klamath Falls, visited in Talent and Phoenix last week. Mr. R. is a brother of J. R. Reames.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reames, of this place, and Mrs. M. Rapp, of Talent, went to Jacksonville Wednesday on business connected with the settling of the Reames estate.
    The new bell for the Presbyterian Church, which arrived a few days ago, was put in the belfry Monday. Well may the people feel proud of this, the first church bell in Phoenix.
    The Degree of Honor lodge was organized in Phoenix last Saturday evening by Mrs. M. Briggs, of Seattle, and Miss Allie Klippel, of Medford, with a charter membership of forty. The following officers were elected: Post Chief of Honor, Mrs. H. P. Hargrave; Chief of Honor, Elsie Reames; Lady of Honor, Mrs. Patterson; Chief of Ceremonies, Mae O'Toole; Recorder, Mrs. Lillie Carver; Financier, Dr. Hargrave; Receiver, Mrs. H. Hamlin; Usher, Jessie Blackwood; Inside Watchman, Mabel Patterson; Outside Watchman, Joe Hizer.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cowing will leave for the East soon.
    J. W. Marksbury, the ward medicine man, visited Gold Hill this week.
    Fred and Dock Mansfield left for Jacksonville Wednesday, to work in the Opp Mine.
    C. H. Marshall, of Grants Pass, came up Tuesday to visit for a few days with his father, W. M. Marshall.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg returned Wednesday from Grants Pass, where she has been visiting for the past week. 
    The following nominations were made by the Peoples' ticket for the coming city election for the first of April: councilmen, A. C. Stanley, W. H. Caine, G. F. Vosel, G. A. Landis and C. F. Young; recorder, Martin McDonough; marshal, John Humphry. The Citizens' convention made the following nominations:  councilmen, Oris Crawford,  J. J. Beeman, G. F. Vosel, C. F. Young and C. Vroman; recorder, A. E. Kellogg; marshal, Taylor Bailey.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


Trail Creek Items.
    Mrs. S. Oliver made a trip to Medford last week.
    Mrs. Docia Martin made a trip to Beagle last week.
    Oliver Weaver and family expect to move to Grant County in a short time.
    J. G. Briscoe is getting out some fine lumber at his sawmill this spring.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Geary visited relatives on Elk Creek last week. They expect to locate there soon.
    Mrs. Dora Lynch has been employed to teach the Dry Creek school, which will commence March 25th.
    Mr. Tucker, of Grants Pass, who purchased the Pellett ranch last fall, took possession of the property last week.
    O. M. and H. T. Rankin, of Portland, have been looking over some Trail Creek timber land the past week for a Portland company.
    John Roney and partner, who have been trapping in the mountains the past winter, returned to California last week. They reported game very scarce.
    Died--At his home on Elk Creek, March 12, 1901, J. K. Leabo, one of Elk Creek's most respected citizens. Interment was made in the Trail Cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and nine children to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 5


Big Butte Items.
BY SQUIB
.
    Chas. Edmondson and family were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry this week.
    Edward Spencer and Mr. Vestal passed through here recently en route to Klamath County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tungate and son, Jasper, passed here last week on their way to Eagle Point.
    During the past few days of nice weather the grass has grown considerably, and stock on the range in this section is looking fine.
    There was a surprise party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Cox last Thursday evening, in honor of the birthday of their daughter, Mrs. C. A. Prall. There were quite a number in attendance and all reported having a very enjoyable time.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Clark, March 20th, a daughter.
    H. Wilson of Grants Pass, made a business trip here this week.
    Walter Hodge has been ill for several days, but is some better now.
    Dr. Hinkle received a lot of fine stationery and school supplies this week.
    W. J. Freeman received a carload of buggies from Wisconsin this week.
    S. H. Glass, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants last Friday.
    James Barker, of Henley, Calif., is paying his sister, Mrs. Lee Ingram, a visit.
    Brown and Sons, of Eagle Point, came over Tuesday after a consignment of freight.
    Holmes brothers shipped a carload of flour to the Josephine County market this week.
    Mrs. Nancy Frary will leave for Washington in a few days where she goes to make her home.
    Mrs. Mary Cornish has purchased W. T. Leever's residence on Manzanita Street and moved thereto.
    Mrs. E. Miller and children, of San Francisco, arrived here Monday and will make their home here.
    Jay Davis has secured a contract for hauling wood at Jacksonville, and moved his family there this week.
    Misses Stella and Lizzie Stidham left for Glendale Sunday evening, where they go to take charge of the public school.
    Wm. Stidham had the misfortune to have a splinter strike him in the eye while splitting wood, Wednesday, and fears are that he will lose the injured member.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    L. Stancliff, of Talent, was in town Tuesday.
    H. W. Reames made Medford a business call Wednesday.
    Wm. Rissue went to Medford Monday to do some carpenter work.
    Mrs. M. A. Caster moved to her daughter's, Mrs. Wm. Pruett, this week.
    Rev. O. J. Gist and wife, of Medford, made friends in Phoenix a visit Tuesday.
    The party who took the loan of the forty feet of lumber from the Presbyterian Church without leave will confer a favor it they return the same immediately.
    Mrs. Stout, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harvey, of San Francisco, returned to Phoenix last week. Mrs. H. accompanied Mrs. S. and visited friends here for a few days.
    The sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be observed next Sabbath in the Presbyterian Church. Special services will be held Easter Sunday, assisted by J. C. Knotts. There will also be services held in the church during the week following Easter Sunday.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 3



Table Rock Items.
    Chas. Dickison and family spent Saturday and Sunday with Medford friends.
    Orlie Field and family left for Applegate last week, where Mr. F. goes to engage in mining.
    J. M. Whipple spent a couple of days here last week in preparing his work as Deputy Assessor.
    S. F. Morine and daughter visited Medford Saturday. Miss M. will remain with friends there for a week.
    J. W. Merritt spent a day with us last week looking over his interests in this section, and to attend the ditch meeting.
    Will Shoults and family have become members of Table Rock district, and may decide to make this their permanent home.
    Sadie Heffner left for California last week to join her mother. She has made her home with the family of E. H. Davis for a year or more.
    The Table Rock Ditch Company was organized last week. A board of directors, president, secretary and treasurer were elected, also Frank Adams as superintendent.
    Mrs. Jennings and daughter drove out from Medford Saturday to visit friends and at the same time be present at a meeting of the board of directors of the irrigating ditch company.
    Miss Dollie Badger has most royally succeeded in keeping up a lively interest among her pupils. The attendance has averaged twenty-four, which is something new for this small neighborhood.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 3


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Joe Dusenberry visited with Edward Olson Sunday.
    John Olson and Byron Dunkin have been prospecting the past week.
    Alex. Hill and E. Coffee made a business trip to Grants Pass Tuesday.
    Frank Lawrence is busily engaged this week in hauling ore from the Bill Nye mine.
    John Lilly, of Central Point, was the guest of H. B. Olson Monday.
    Geo. Taylor has been cutting wood for Perry Knotts, of Kanes Creek, the past two weeks.
    We are pleased to say that W. M. Flippin's children have recovered from their siege with the mumps.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dungey were visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. J. West, of Gold Hill, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.
    We are glad to learn that Mr. Noe has had excellent luck prospecting. He reports finding six parallel ledges within a few hundred feet of each other, which he intends to develop in a short time. The ledges vary from ten inches to two feet in width, the rock assaying several hundred dollars to the ton.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5


Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    E. Gall was a Sams Valley caller this week.
    Mr. Payne, who has been quite ill, is somewhat improved.
    E. Gall is quite busy farming and building fence at present.
    Miss Anna Noah was visiting in Sams Valley one day last week.
    Messrs. Ira Noah and Aca Robinson spent last Sunday in Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs A. Noah made a business trip to Gold Hill this week.
    Mrs. Nancy Sisemore, of Gold Hill, is visiting friends in Sams Valley this week.
    Mr. Childers, of Gold Hill, has finished hauling telegraph poles from this neighborhood.
    Alonzo Noah has about finished up farming this spring. He has all his early garden planted.
    Frank Payne, who has been in San Francisco for the past nine months, has returned home.
    Miss Lizzie Zana, recently from Italy, has moved here and intends to make this her future home.
    The upper Sams Valley school will commence next month, but we have not heard who will teach it.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. John Brown was a visitor at the school last Friday.
    John Mitchell will leave soon for Colorado on a business trip.
    Mrs. Higinbotham was a visitor at Mrs. Miner's last Thursday.
    Dr. C. R. Ray's quartz mill has closed down waiting for repairs.
    Mrs. Swinden was the guest of Mrs. Higinbotham last Monday.
    Miss Ada Swinden was the guest of Miss Fannie Pening last Sunday.
    Mr. Householder and family were Kanes Creek visitors Sunday.
    Mesdames Doane and McDongall were Gold Hill visitors Wednesday.
    Mrs. Roundtree, of the Braden mine, was visiting Mrs. Mitchell Friday.
    George Taylor, of Galls Creek, is engaged this week in cutting wood for Perry Knotts.
    John Brown, of Kanes Creek, was doing business in Grants Pass the latter part of the week.
    John Knotts is still developing his quartz claim in Kanes Creek district, which is showing up well.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Knotts were transacting business in Jacksonville and Central Point last Saturday.
    A sawmill is looked for on Kanes Creek in the near future. We understand that parties from Washington will own and operate it.
    We understand that Dave Mardon and son, George, have struck a very rich and promising quartz mine near the head of Kanes Creek.
    Mr. McDongall has commenced cleaning up his winter's run of work. It will be a good clean-up for him as he has the richest placer ground on Kanes Creek.
    The carpenter work which was lately done on the Dardanelles school house and premises was a much needed improvement as the buildings had become quite dangerous.

Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Miss Amy Dungey was visiting Stella Olson Sunday.
    W. S. Cook went to Rock Point Tuesday upon business.
    Chester Bowman was doing business in Gold Hill Saturday.
    Mrs. Mary Holden, of Gold Hill, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson made a business trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    James Horn and mother were in Gold Hill last Friday upon business.
    Snow fell to a depth of three inches at the old Klippel mill last Monday.
    Miss Hattie Eaton and Mrs. Lawrence visited Gold Hill last Saturday.
    John Bowman and son, Chester, have taken a contract to cut wood for A. Kyle.
    Miss Gertie Obenchain is confined to her bed with a hard siege of the mumps.
    Mrs. James Taylor and son, Fred, made a business trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Mrs. W. M. Flippin was visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. Hayes, of Gold Hill, Saturday.
    While Clara and Clarence Olson were going to school Tuesday morning they ran across a fierce wildcat. They succeeded in stoning it away, however, and escaped unharmed.
Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    Harvey Richardson made a trip to Eagle Point last week after a load of flour.
    Jesse Richardson and Miss Madge Owings spent Wednesday with Mrs. Dora Lynch.
    G. F. King and Mr. Rose made a trip to Central Point last week after supplies.
    Mrs. Bertha Herr, of Leland, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary Leabo, and sister, Mrs. Eva Weeks.
    G. W. Owings and family expect to move to Woodville this week, and Mrs. S. E. Inlow will again resume charge of the Trail House.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Born--April 1, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Holmes, a son.
    Brown & Sons, of Eagle Point, shipped a carload of shakes north Monday.
    Mrs. C. R. Fifield, of Gold Hill, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beall.
    P. W. Olwell arrived home last week from Los Angeles, where he has been spending the winter.
    Rev. O. J. Gist, of Medford, is holding protracted meetings here, and much interest is being taken.
    Miss Erma Wigle, of Medford, is spending the week here with friends, and also acting as organist during the meetings held at the Christian Church.
    Mrs. Warren Mee, of Grants Pass, and Mrs. E. C. Sherman, of Ashland, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Heselgrave, of this place.
    The young people of Gold Hill held a social at the M.E. Church, last week, for the benefit of the pastor, Elder J. C. Gregory. A neat sum was realized, which was thankfully received.
    Harry Harvey and Maggie Miller, two of Gold Hill's most popular young people, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Wednesday, April 3, 1901, by Rev. J. C. Gregory. They are well known here, and their many friends are wishing them a long and prosperous journey on the sea of matrimony.
Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pence have moved from here to Elk Creek.
    Mrs. Anna Davies has returned to her home on Forest Creek, after a two months' stay in the Rogue River Valley.
    Mrs. Ray, of Applegate, is working for Wm. Bostwick on the farm.
    Mrs. Caton was a visitor at the Armpriest farm one day last week.
    Grandma Coffman, who had her arm broken some time ago, is improving nicely.
    Frank Log has been confined to his room for some time, the effects of lifting too much.
    Our school opened April 1st, with twenty-seven scholars enrolled, and Miss Thora Smith, of Phoenix, as teacher.
    Jas. Armpriest is putting in twelve acres more of alfalfa. This product seems to be growing in favor in this locality.
    Mr. Pence was caught in a caving bank recently while working in the Sturgis mine, and received several injuries but nothing serious.
    John Winningham is operating the Dugan mine and has uncovered a lot of bedrock. We have every reason to believe that John will do well.
    Caton & Sons are running their giant on full time and moving a large amount of dirt. They are on the main creek below the junction where in early days barrels of gold were taken out. They have the water of both creeks and ought to take out plenty of money when they clean up.
    The Sunset mine owners have purchased a five-stamp mill and placed it on their lead. They have a large amount of quartz on the dump which they will commence to grind shortly. This mine has been worked under difficulties heretofore, the quartz having to be hauled eight miles to be crushed. We wish the proprietor all the prosperity and good luck possible.
    A trip to the W. R. Stansell & Co.'s mine, across the Foots Creek divide, revealed the fact that they have a rich claim. They have piped off a large amount of ground and expect to move nearly as much more before the season closes. Mr. Stansell showed us a cup full of nuggets that had been picked up there, one of which he says weighs over $40. This company has a large timber tract in connection with the mine, which they intend to operate during the coming summer. They will put a mill there with a cutting capacity of 50,000 feet per day and will build a railroad to Woodville and establish a lumber yard at that place. They will pull their logs to the mill with a stationary engine. Mr. Stansell is an experienced mill man, and we believe the enterprise will prove a great benefit to this section of the country.
Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Young visited Grants Pass Wednesday upon business.
    Mrs. Ada Carter, of Phoenix, has been visiting friends here for the past few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Barneburg, of Medford, visited relatives here Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg and Miss Florence Bolt visited Grants Pass Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Rev. J. F. Wallace, of Ashland, executor of the will of the late Jos. Douden, came down Wednesday in the interest of the estate.
    The minstrel show given by Nugget Lodge No. 80, A.O.U.W., of this place, last Monday evening, was a grand success in every respect. They played to the largest house that ever congregated in Gold Hill. The lodge contemplates reproducing the show in the adjoining towns.
    The town board has entered into a contract with Mr. Eaton, of Ashland, to furnish the town with electric lights, and has granted him a franchise for erecting a plant, lines, etc.
    The following officers were elected at the city election held Monday, April 1st: Councilmen, A. C. Stanley, G. A. Landis, G. F. Vose, J. H. Beeman, C. F. Young; recorder, A. E. Kellogg; marshal, J. F. Bailey. The new board met Tuesday and perfected a permanent organization. Dr. A. C. Stanley was elected chairman. The board appointed J. E. Harvey treasurer and J. L. Hammersley city attorney for the ensuing term.
Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    It is reported that Chisholm and Hammersley have struck a large body of copper ore at a depth of one hundred feel at their Meadows mine.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm left Thursday for the Meadows District to look after his mining interests.
    H. G. Wright, owner of the Big Foot Mine, came down from Portland Monday to look after his interests here.
    Fifield & Co, successor to A. R. Merritt, have finished taking stock and opened up for business Monday.
    Messrs. Mitchell, Morelock, Reames and Carter visited the Masonic Lodge at Jacksonville Wednesday evening.
    Nat Wolf, manager of the Big Foot Mine, is on the streets again, having recovered from the mumps and a severe attack of the grip.
    Clarke Williams reopened the Valley House Sunday, which has been closed for several weeks to make some changes and repairs.
    W. P. Easterbrook, of Grants Pass, who recently leased the Phelps building to engage in the drug business, opened up Monday with a fine line of goods.
    The A.O.U.W. Lodge of this place will reproduce their minstrel show at Central Point Saturday evening, under the auspices of the Lodge at that place.
    Ed Bolt returned Monday from Jump Off Joe where he has been employed at the O'Brien placer mine during the winter. He reports plenty of water and snow in that district when he left.
Medford Mail, April 12, 1901, page 3


Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    Miss Ina Wood visited Gold Hill last week.
    Marion Hodges, of Beagle, was a caller here last Monday
    Ira and Elmer Noah made a flying trip to Moonville Saturday.
    Wm. Payne, who has been quite ill, was improving at last account.
    Mrs. A. Noah was the guest of Mrs. T. Pankey one day last week.
    Elmer Noah has gone to Eagle Point to visit friends for a few days.
    Mrs. Sam'l. Hodges is visiting friends in Sams Valley this week.
    Sherman Engledow has gone to Gold Hill to resume work in the mines.
    About an inch of snow fell last Saturday, putting a stop to plowing for a few days.
    Miss Pearl Morelock, of Gold Hill, is visiting Mrs. Moon, of Sams Valley, this week.
    Messrs. Davis and Obenchain are camped in this vicinity, being engaged in prospecting.
    Mr. and Mrs. Moon and Miss Pearl Morelock were visiting Mrs. Smith the first of the week.
    The lower Sams Valley school is progressing nicely with Miss Iva Purdin, of Medford, as teacher.
    Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hammersley and Homer Morelock passed through here last week en route to the Meadows.
    Alonzo Noah has been making several improvements on his father's farm, which he has leased for a term of years.
    Martin Perry, J. L. Rowe and E. Gall have been appointed appraisers of the estate of Mrs. Annie Engledow, deceased.
    The Easter services and dinner at the Chaparral school house last Sunday were very much enjoyed by all present.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rowe, who have been spending the winter in Sams Valley, have returned to their home in Josephine County.
    Thos. Pankey, of Gold Hill, was in our neighborhood one day this week looking after some horses which strayed away from that place.
    Sams Valley people are rejoicing over the new telephone line between here and Gold Hill. It will no doubt be of much benefit to this section.
    Elam Gall was aroused the other night by the barking of his dog, and upon investigating the matter found that the dog had treed a large coon which he proceeded to kill. This was the fifth coon killed in this neighborhood during the winter and spring.
Medford Mail, April 12, 1901, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.

    James Armpriest has some good milch cows for sale. Will take a good second-hand bicycle as part payment for a cow.
    Uncle John McKee, a former resident of this place, but now of Big Butte, was a visitor in this neighborhood last week.
    H. D. Russell has moved with his family to Jacksonville from Forest Creek, having sold his place to Wm. Smith, of Applegate.
    Mrs. Polly Knighten, who lives on the Bontrager farm, near Central Point, has been visiting her mother, Grandma Winningham, of Forest Creek.
    Rev. Hoxie, of Williams Creek, will preach at the Forest Creek school house on the first Sunday in May, at 11 o'clock a.m. All are cordially invited.
    M. Pearce has returned from Jump-Off Joe Creek, in Josephine County, where he as been engaged in mining. He reports plenty of water and some snow in that vicinity.
    Chas. Snow, of Jacksonville, was on Forest Creek last Sunday. He has a mining proposition on Jackson Creek which he thinks will materialize into something handsome in the near future.
    Frank Logg, an old and respected citizen of Forest Creek, died at his home on April 12th. Deceased was seventy-three years of age and was a native of Germany. He was buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery.
    A visit to the Caton mine a few days ago revealed the fact that they have done far better with their giant this winter than they expected. They have piped off a good lot of ground and the gravel shows up gold all through. This is one of the best mines in this section.
    W. R. Stansell, of the Rogue River Mining and Milling Company, has returned from his visit to Portland. The company has two giants at work at their mine across the Foots Creek divide, and a large amount of bedrock has been uncovered. They will operate a large sawmill there this summer and establish a lumber yard at Woodville.
    Ed. Pence and family and his brother, Minnis, have moved to Elk Creek to engage in farming and stockraising, having sold their interest in the Sunset mine to Mark Winningham and M. Vangarder. This mine has been a paying proposition, notwithstanding the inconvenience of working it, and now that they have a mill on the property it will pay much better.
    The Forest Creek Sunday school was reorganized Sunday, April 14th, and the following officers were elected: J. Winningham, superintendent; Miss Thora Smith, assistant superintendent; M. Winningham, secretary; James Armpriest, corresponding secretary; Miss Grace Pearce, treasurer; M. Vangarder, librarian. The Sunday school will meet next Sunday at 10 o'clock. All are invited to attend.
    Last Friday night, at about 9 o'clock, the quiet home of Mr. and Mrs. James Armpriest was invaded by a crowd of young people on pleasure bent. The hours were very pleasantly spent with vocal and instrumental music and various games, the evening's enjoyment being completed by a candy pulling. Those present were Misses Thora Smith, Grace Pearce, Phoebe Caton and Sarah Law, Messrs. M. Pearce, Chas. Snow, E. Pearce, A. Cook, Lewis Caton, D. Pearce, Fred Armpriest and Walter Armpriest.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Dr. Hinkle made a business trip to Gold Hill Wednesday.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made Medford a professional visit Monday.
    Robt. Lewis and Ralph Newman, of Eagle Point, were trading here Tuesday.
    Mrs. J. H. Gay has returned home from an extended visit with relatives at Ashland.
    Jacob Rodgers and family moved to Medford Monday, where they will reside in the future.
    Mrs. J. Hinkle and Miss Mary A. Mee visited relatives and friends on Applegate last week.
    F. M. Amy expects to erect a fine residence on his property in the north part of town in the near future.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wyatt left a short time ago for Siskiyou County, California, where Mr. Wyatt has employment in a sawmill.
    Gus Morris is serving an apprenticeship under stonecutter F. W. Wait, and hopes to be able soon to carve stone equal to anyone.
    W. L. Watkins, who has been spending the winter with his brother, Lee Watkins, of this place, left for Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hamrick left for Igerna, Calif., last week to spend a few months. Mr. Hamrick will work at one of the lumber camps.
    Mrs. Warren Mee, of Grants Pass, and Mrs. E. C. Sherman, of Ashland, who have been visiting relatives here, returned to their respective homes last week.
    Thomas Leever, who has been acting as superintendent of a large mine near Redding, Calif., the past few months, is paying a visit to relatives and friends at this place.
    W. D. Taylor, who spent a year here some time ago, but who has been living in Colorado of late, arrived here with his family Tuesday and will make this place their future home. These good people are welcomed by their many old friends.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss May Kellogg is confined to her bed with inflammatory rheumatism at her home in Grants Pass.
    T. Massie, Joseph McKee and McKee Jr., arrived Wednesday from Portland to look after their mining interests on Foots Creek.
    James Hays left Tuesday for Seattle to accept a position as purser on a steamer on the sound, owned by the Seattle Fish Company.
    C. L. Reames was tendered a birthday dinner, Wednesday, by his estimable wife. A number of invited guests were present.
    Messrs. Williams and Mattern of Ashland, were in town Tuesday and made a trip to Water Gulch to look over mining property in that district.
    Mr. Fifield's family arrived Monday from Central Point and have taken up their residence in the Merritt residence adjoining the store building.
    J. R. Mitchell, the mining man, left with his family for Denver, Colorado, where they will locate permanently. He will still retain his mining interest here.
    W. E. Mallory, supreme counselor of the Order of Pendo, will organize a Lodge of that order here next Wednesday. Eighty-five have already subscribed as charter members.
    Mrs. J. G. Agner arrived Monday from the north. Mr. Agner is the gentleman who recently purchased the Lucky Bart mill and mine. They will reside at the mill on Sardine Creek.
    Prof. J. P. Wells, who has been at Jacksonville for the past week, returned home Wednesday. He has been serving on the board of teachers' examiners. Misses Donna Bell and Gertrude Richardson have had charge of his school during his absence.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 3


Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    A. Noah made a business trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    The farmers are all busy in this section of the country.
    Elmer Noah has gone to Eagle Point to work during the summer.
    The frost has not damaged the fruit on this side of the river any so far.
    Thos. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, was in Sams Valley on business one day last week.
    Rev. Stormer, of Ashland, preached at Moonville last Sunday to a fair sized audience and will hold services there again the second Sunday in May.
    Alf. Lewis and family, of Gold Hill, passed through this neighborhood last Sunday en route to Ramsey canyon, where he is engaged at work in some mines.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 5


Big Butte Items.
BY SQUIB.

    Born--April 8, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chambers, a daughter.
    Albert Beal passed by here one day this week en route to the valley.
    Jack Tungate was down visiting among his many friends last Sunday
    Joe Geppert and son, Carl, made a business trip to the valley one day last week.
    Miss Madge Wright who has been working at Medford for some time, returned home recently.
    Bertha Obenchain, who has been staying with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Chambers, returned home a few days ago.
    Mr. Cadzow, while at the Big Butte post office last Sunday, met with an accident while climbing a fence. The rail rolled, throwing Mr. C. on his head and shoulders. It bruised him up considerably, but no bones were broken.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 5


Beagle Items.
    A large acreage of corn and sugar cane is being planted.
    Food on the range is exceptionally good this spring.
    Jack Frost has been a regular visitor here, but so far little damage has been done.
    Benj. Ragsdale and family have gone to eastern Oregon.
    R. D. Medley and children have gone to Newburg, Oregon.
    The orchards are clothed--in all the different colors of the rainbow.
    The grain fields are beginning to look a little more promising since the warm weather has come.
    Stacy & Rodgers have sold their threshing machine to H. Pelton and Ed. Cardwell of Sams Valley.
    The quarterly meeting of the M.E. Church, South, will be held at Antioch on the second Sunday in May.
    Rev. Stormer, of the M.E. Church, South, filled his appointment at Antioch school house on Sunday, the 14th.
    Our district school at Antioch is progressing nicely under the competent management of Miss Lila Sackett.
    We are now in touch with the people of America by telephone from Sams Valley, after 1900 years of waiting.
    Our friend and neighbor, S. H. Glass, is improving quite rapidly from his late injury, being able to walk a little each day.
    Mrs. S. Thompson, of Jacksonville, is here visiting relatives and friends. The lady has but recently recovered from a severe sick spell and is here for the benefit of her health, which, we are glad to know, is steadily improving.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 5


Union Precinct Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cantrall returned home Saturday from a visit with Mrs. Henry Barneburg.
    Mrs. John Bellinger spent several days last week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Arthurs.
    The Applegate team is playing weekly practice games of baseball near Ruch and expects to be in condition to meet any nine in Southern Oregon in due season.
    The schools of all the districts of this section are now in session with more than the average attendance as compared with the corresponding season of the past three years.
    Ed. Faucett has been appointed postmaster at Watkins and assumed the duties on the first of the month. It is now kept two miles from Watkins but retains the name as heretofore.
    The Sunset telephone line, recently built to Ruch, is already proving satisfactory to both Mr. Ruch and the company, although some had predicted but little patronage for such a line.
    Notwithstanding the severe frosts at intervals during the past two or three weeks, there will yet be a fairly good crop of fruit in this valley should jack frost refrain from further visits this month.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Some of the knights of the rod and reel say that fishing is good at present.
    Chas. and Albert Morine left for Elk Creek, Tuesday on a prospecting tour.
    Dept. Assessor Whipple is reported down with the mumps, at Woodville.
    John Vincent left for Klamathon Monday, to investigate a lumber hauling contract.
    Chas. Dickison began fencing his outside land Tuesday. This will give him an abundance of pasture.
    The late frost seems to have killed much of the fruit but we still predict a good crop on most varieties.
    Mrs. B. Vincent made a visit to Medford Sunday and brought her niece back with her for a visit at Table Rock.
    The work on the water ditch is completed except repairing a few of the boxes. The supply of water will be abundant this year.
    F. M. Stewart, the real estate man, of Medford, had one of his customers out here to look over some properties, Tuesday.
    We have heard from many sheep owners of the uncommon number of twin lambs this spring, but J. W. Merritt is the only one that has reported triplets and all doing well. One of his ewes has three nice lambs and very kindly mothers all of them. This is a very uncommon occurrence.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Miss Nina Householder visited Miss Effie Roundtree Sunday.
    The Dardanelles school is progressing nicely under the management of Mr. Masterson.
    The Misses Rollans left Saturday for Salem where they will reside with their mother.
    Mr. Tharp, of Jacksonville, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting in this neighborhood.
    Perry Knotts, the expert pocket hunter, has discovered a large pocket on his claim near Gold Hill.
    Mr. Roundtree and family have rented the Jas. Birdsey farm on Kanes Creek, and will take possession in a few days.
    The parties who bought the mine owned by Swinden & Knotts have commenced hauling quartz to the Houck mill at Gold Hill. Ike Householder is doing the hauling.
    Mr. and Mrs. Al. Boggs and children, of Hornbrook, Calif., are here visiting relatives and friends. Mr. B. has been working in a mine at the above named place for about two years.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and family, who have been living on the Birdsey farm for the past two years, have left for Denver, Colo., their former home. Mr. Mitchell is a mining man and owns several good mines in Jackson County. They may return in the fall.

Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Miss Martha Horn is very ill with lung trouble.
    Ada and Frank Dungey were visiting in Gold Hill Sunday.
    John Bowman and family left Wednesday for Cottage Grove.
    Jack Frost has done much damage to the fruit in this section.
    Mrs. Lizzie Flippin was the guest of Mrs. Lucinda Olson Sunday.
    Frank Lawrence and his mother made a trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Alex Armstrong and family have moved to Gold Hill for the summer.
    We are sorry to say that Bert Dunkin is very ill with the rheumatism.
    Mrs. Mary Taylor visited her mother, Mrs. Russell, of Ashland, last week.
    Miss Anna Noah, of Sams Valley, was the guest of Miss Stella Olson last week.
    Miss May Lawrence was the guest of Clara and Minnie Olson Saturday.
    Miss Stella Olson was visiting Miss Blanche Vroman, of Gold Hill, Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cook visited with Mr. and Mrs. Morris at Rock Point Sunday.
    Miss Della Miller has been stopping with Miss Lizzie Dunkin for the past few weeks.
    John Miller and Byron Dunkin have taken the contract for cutting wood for K. K. Kubli.
    Miss Oliver Dungey has finished her work in Gold Hill, and came home Thursday evening.
Some of the farmers of Galls Creek have stopped plowing on account of the dry weather and the want of rain.
    Frank Dungey and Miss Hattie Eaton made a trip to Foots Creek Monday, where Miss Eaton will commence teaching the Foots Creek School, next Monday.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Born--April 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. George Clark, a son.
    Mrs. Fred Fredenburg, of Henley, visited friends here this week.
    John Olwell is making an extended trip through Washington.
    Born--April 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wright, a ten-pound son.
    Mrs. J. E. Harvey, of Gold Hill, spent Saturday with friends of this city.
    Mrs. Mary E. Smith, of Medford, made friends here a visit on Friday.
    Mrs. Mary Severance, of Eagle Point, spent a day with friends here this week.
    Mrs. Madge Wall, of Glendale, is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beal.
    P. L. Simpkins and family, of Woodville, spend a couple of days here this week visiting relatives.
    Miss May Ingram left for Los Angeles last week, where she goes to spend the summer with relatives.
    A. M. Clark had the misfortune while working in the quarry, near town, to have a chain break and throw a crowbar through his cheek, making a painful wound, and breaking out three of his teeth. Dr. Cole was called and dressed the wound.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    C. F. Young visited Ashland Wednesday upon business.
    Capt. E. Kellogg was up from Grants Pass Monday upon business.
    F. M. Reed, of Jacksonville, has purchased the saloon business of I. Wright, and will open up about May 1st.
    Mrs. J. J. Houck returned Monday from Corvallis, accompanied by her father,  J. M. Osborn, who is quite feeble from a recent attack of pneumonia.
    Carl Phelps is having ground broken for a new residence on 3rd and B streets, and W. H. Caine, the druggist, is preparing to build a residence on 5th and B streets.
    The Humason Mine is preparing to make a big run on ore from J. R. Mitchell's "Alice Mine." The quartz mills in this district are all running at their full capacity.
    The most extensive strike made in the history of the Braden Mine was made the first of the week. It is a large body of ore and ledge matter that is all specimen rock which will run up to several thousand dollars a ton.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bolt, of Grants Pass, visited Mrs. Bolt Sunday.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg visited relatives in Sams Valley Monday and Tuesday.
    Mrs. J. L. Hammersley is confined to her bed with a severe attack of neuralgia.
    There will be a call meeting the first of next week to make arrangements for a grand celebration here July 4th. Gold Hill does not propose to be outdone this year by any of the valley towns in celebrating.
    Messrs. Fitzgibbon & son reported Monday that a very rich pay streak has been struck in their "Dixie Queen" Mine on Foots Creek and they will soon commence to the Houck mill on a run of two hundred tons.
    Mr. Sutton and Associates who recently leased the "Roaring Gimlet" Mine of Houch and Haft, have struck a large body of pocket rock that will produce its thousands. Mr. Sutton and partners are experienced miners who came here last winter. This strike will make them rich men.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


Spikenard Items.
    Sam'l. Walker was in Gold Hill the first of the week.
    Wm. Carter was at Moonville Thursday on business.
    Ira Love made Central Point a business visit Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Carter have moved to Sardine Creek.
    Charley and John Phillips are building fence for E. C. Pomeroy.
    Mr. McFall, of Central Point, was in the Meadows Tuesday on business.
    Ed. Welch, who has been mining on Sardine Creek, has returned home.
    Miss Myrtle Love went to Central Point Friday to visit her sister, Miss Clara.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Walker, who purchased the Harris place, moved there Tuesday.
    Mrs. L. Bolle and daughter, Miss Anna, went to the valley Friday to remain until Sunday.
    Cora and Winnie Greninger, who have been attending school in Ashland, returned home Sunday.
    Miss Lena Walker, who has been quite ill for the past week, is much improved, we are pleased to learn.
    Geo. Walker and family have moved on the J. Wrisley place, near the summit of the Meadows mountain.
    Mr. Chapman and family, of Arizona, moved up here the first of the week.  They are living on Mrs. Chaffey's place.
    School opened Monday morning, April 15th, with good attendance.  A. J. Hanby has charge of the school again this year.
    J. H. Farleigh and family, of Medford, moved to Spikenard last Friday.  Mr. F. recently bought the Wm. Mayfield farm.
    Clarence Prock, who has been spending the winter in Douglas County, returned to Spikenard last week to visit friends for a few weeks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Curt Prock, of Woodville, are spending the week visiting friends in the Meadows. Mrs. P. is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Welch.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 5


Sams Creek Items
BY A. E. N.
    Scott Gall was a Moonville caller Saturday.
    Mrs. Areta Smith is visiting friends in Grants Pass this week.
    Firman Zana made a business trip to Gold Hill one day last week.
    Miss Anna Noah was visiting friends in Gold Hill a few days last week.
    The dance at Moonville last Friday night was well attended and all reported a good time.
    The sunshiny weather is making everything grow, and grass on the range was never better than it is this spring.
    Messrs. Fritz Hammersley, Robt. Bailey and Roy Hollaway, of Gold Hill, attended the dance at Moonville last Friday night.
    Elmer Noah came home Sunday for a visit, remaining overnight. He was accompanied by his uncle, Owen Wood, of Eagle Point.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 5


Beagle Items.
    There is no serious illness in this community at the present time.
    The air is filled with the unpleasant odor of the chaparral brush.
    Amick Bros have gone to California to engage in the lumbering business.
    Deputy Sheriff Dave Thompson, of Jacksonville, passed through here this week en route to Trail.
    Marion Hodges and family, of Beagle, start in a few days for Crescent City, Calif., to remain during the summer for the benefit of Mrs. H.'s health.
    Road Supervisor Thos. Daley is soliciting subscriptions from the different towns in the valley with which to build a winter road around Upper Table Rock. The cause is a good one.
    J. G. Martin and family, accompanied by Mrs. Thompson, of Jacksonville, were trading in Medford one day this week. Mrs. Thompson's health is much improved since visiting the Table Rock country.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 5



Asbestos Items.
BY MOUNTAINEER.
    The prospect for an abundant crop of fruit in this section was never better than the present.
    Austin Myers, who has been assisting Wilford Gardner for some time on the Clark ranch, returned to his home near Beagle Saturday.
    Mr. Griner is busy preparing the land for his new potato patch. Mr. G. thoroughly understands all the points necessary to the production of first-class potatoes and other vegetables.
    John Woolfolk and family came up from Grants Pass a few days ago, Mr. W.'s object being to rent the Williams farm provided he finds conditions favorable. We hope he will find it to his interest to remain with us.
    From the county papers and other sources we learn that many people have recently come to this county seeking locations. Some have found the object sought while others have failed to do so and have gone elsewhere, and thus Jackson County has probably lost many who would have proved desirable additions to her population.
    We advise home seekers of the future, and especially those who wish to engage in fruit growing or stockraising, to take a look at this section before concluding to try their luck in some other part of the country. Here they will find soil and climatic conditions unexcelled by those of any other part of Southern Oregon, an extensive stock range suitable for horses, cattle or hogs, inexhaustible timber for all purposes, water in abundance, etc.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 3


Union Precinct Items.
    J. S. Orth made a trip to this section recently in search of fat livestock.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dews, of Purcel, mad a business trip to Jacksonville Saturday.
    County School Superintendent Daily visited the Ruch and Uniontown schools last week
    This section furnished its part toward making up the crowd that attended the Odd Fellows celebration at Jacksonville last Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barneburg returned to Medford Tuesday from a visit with relatives on Little Applegate. Miss Josephine Saltmarsh accompanied them home.
  Fine salmon trout are plentiful in Big Applegate now, but since the recent session of the legislature left us no alternative to take fish with hook and line, we can only stand on the bank as see the fish swim by, since they are of a size too large to be secured with the sportsman's ordinary fishing tackle. The imagination of how good a fish would taste all nicely cooked failing to satisfy the palate, we can scarcely refrain from calling down maledictions upon the makers of such laws. Through leniency, however, we shall only pray that the taxpaying citizens of Oregon may convince the members of the legislature of the errors of their ways and bring about a reformation at the next session, lest the malcontents may become, to a certain extent, lawless citizens of a state which we, when our hearts are large with patriotism, delight in teaching to the rising generation exists for the individual.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mrs. John Barneburg, of Medford, visited relatives here Sunday.
    H. M. Stoutenger left for Hornbrook Monday to engage in mining.
    J. J. Houck was in Grants Pass several days this week upon business.
    Messrs. Rosenthal and Sears, of Medford, spent Saturday night here upon business.
    Rev. Jones, of Jacksonville, held services at the M.E. church last Sunday morning and evening.
    Misses Colvig and McClallen and Messrs. McCarthy and Neil were visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Reames Sunday.
    Glenn Owens has taken a position at the Gold Hill Mine as foreman, and moved his family there Monday.
    G. W. McDonald, recently of the Ashland Mine, has taken a position as superintendent of the Braden mill and mine.
    The residence occupied by Fred Johnson and owned by C. Vroman, on Third and G streets, was consumed by fire Monday afternoon; loss $300, no insurance. Mr. Vroman had bargained for the property from Dan Richards only the day before, and paid the money over to Mr. Richards about an hour before the fire.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    John S. Sims is doing carpenter work in Table Rock precinct.
    Frank Morine is taking the annual assessment here this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. Moore, of Big Butte, are visiting relatives here.
    I. J. Purkeypile and J. E. Ross made Glendale a business trip last week.
    J. L. Downing, of Ashland, and T. J. Downing, of Gold Hill, attended the funeral of their brother, the late F.T. Downing, here last Sunday.
    Miss Birdie Jones, of Tolo, visited friends here last week.
    Miss Lizzie Gibson is acting as saleswoman in Cranfill & Robinett's store.   
    Mrs. Anna Thomas, of Eagle Point, spent a day with friends here last week.
    C. M. Wiseman and family, late of Louisiana, have become residents of our city.
    D. B. Mardon and family of Gold Hill precinct, spent Tuesday in our city.
    W. M. Holmes and J. H. Messner made Thompson Creek a visit last Sunday.
    Mrs. Bebb and children, of Grants Pass, visited relatives and friends here last week.
    E. E. Olwell, who has been taking a course in Heald's business college, returned home last week.
    Prof. L. A. Stocking's wife and children are all down with the measles at Tacoma, Wash.
    Thos. Carson and Pearl Lynes left for California last week, where they go to seek employment.
    Miss Stella Stidham, who is teaching school at Glendale, spent a few days at home last week.
    There was a large attendance at the May Day ball at the hotel, and all report having had a good time.
    Mrs. E. A. Wall, of Glendale, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. W. H. Beal, returned home Saturday.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 3



Beagle Items.
    Refreshing showers are falling and the tiller of the soil is happy in consequence.
    J. B. Welch, our enterprising sawmill man, of the Meadows, will start his mill May 1st.
    Owing to sudden illness of our very efficient teacher at Antioch, Miss Lila Sackett, school was compelled to adjourn for a week.
    Our neighbor, John Armstrong, had the misfortune to cut off the small toe of his left foot with an ax while chopping wood recently.
    On the 26th of this month was the hardest frost, and it is generally claimed one-half of the fruit is killed on the north side of Rogue river.
    L.C. Coleman, a capitalist, accompanied by two gentlemen, are in our midst, the former looking after his extensive real estate interests and the latter for oil indications.
    Two head of cattle have recently been found dead on the range in the vicinity of New Hope Church, and it is the supposition they died from blackleg. This should be thoroughly investigated.
    Messrs. Pelton and Cardwell have moved the threshing machine outfit which they recently purchased from Stacey and Rodgers to Sams Valley and will overhaul and put in new machinery.
    Grandpa and Grandma Armstrong met with quite a loss by the burning of their hen house with all its contents, including some three dozen purebred Langshan chickens. Their residence and all outbuildings had a very narrow escape from burning.
    Road Supervisor T. Baily has recently returned from his extensive trip visiting the different towns in the valley soliciting aid for the purpose of building a good substantial wagon road around the Upper Table Rock. He reports everything encouraging in the liberal manner the business and real estate men responded to their interests, as well as the traveling public. The county offers one dollar for every two dollars' work put on said piece of road. Mr. Baily is also having a road scraper made for the various roads in his jurisdiction. It is intended to level the surface and fill up the wagon ruts, which will certainly expedite the work and be a great improvement on the old method of road building.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    Ira Noah visited friends at Eagle Point one day last week.
    Wm. Scott called at Elam Gall's last Thursday on business.
    Ed. Pankey and James Fleming started for The Dalles last Monday.
    Miss Zella Crith, of Grants Pass, is visiting with Mrs. Areta Smith this week.
    Mr. A. Sisemore was visiting a few days last week with A. Noah and family.
    Mrs. Cooksey, of Central Point, is visiting her son, J. L. Rowe, and family this week.
    Ray Fleming, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Floyd Noah last Friday and Saturday.
    We had a big frost and quite a lot of ice, but can't tell as yet whether the fruit is damaged or not.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. A. Noah went to Gold Hill Wednesday to attend the Pendo lodge.
    Albert Gall's house narrowly escaped being burned one day last week, fire having caught in the flue and burning considerable of the roof.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


Big Butte Items.
BY SQUIB
.
    C. A. Obenchain made a business trip to Medford one day last week.
    Mrs. C. A. Edmondson made a trip to Eagle Point on day last week.
    Benj. Edmondson and Benjamin Parker were visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Edmondson last Sunday.
    Mr. Woodruff and family, who have been here visiting their daughter, returned to the valley Sunday.
    A. Beall and two cousins, Mrs. J. Barker and Miss Ollie Tungate, passed by here last week en route to their home in Mt. Pitt district.
    Vic McCray and D. E. Morris have been here recently making a survey for a ditch from Big Butte Creek to Little Butte Creek. They are the representatives of the Fish Lake Ditch Company, which is engaged in constructing a large canal or ditch from Fish Lake to Dry Creek. We wish them abundant success.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Arthur Smith is working at the Sturgis mine.
    Grain and fruit in this section of the country is all right.
    Miss Anna Matney, of Medford, visited her folks here last week.
    Our school here has organized a literary society which meets every Friday.
    J. D. Pearce & Sons have finished cleaning up their bedrock on Poorman's Creek with very satisfactory results.
    Jas. Armpriest has placed a neat tombstone at the grave of his little daughter, Blanch. The work was done by Frank Wait, of Medford.
    Rev. Hoxie, of Williams, will preach at the Forest Creek school house Sunday, May 5th. All are invited to attend. Sunday school at 10 a.m.
    Jas. Armpriest is looking after his interests on Griffin Creek this week. He is thinking of moving to Medford sometime before the year is out.
    W. H. Bostwick has purchased a twenty-acre tract of mining land of the K. K. Kubli estate and will use it for a water right to take the water to his lower mine on Bishop Creek.
    Mrs. A. McKee, who has been in Jacksonville undergoing a surgical operation for a tumor by Drs. DeBar and Reuter, has returned to her home on Applegate. At last accounts she was improving.
    The Sunset mine owners started their quartz mill again last week, and we presume they will have a steady run for several months, as they have a large amount of rock on the dump, some of which will pay $75 to the ton.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


Spikenard Items.
    J. H. Farleigh went to Central Point Friday.
    Wm. Carter was in Sams Valley last week for seed grain.
    E. C. Pomeroy made Gold Hill a business visit last Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chapman made Medford a business call Friday.
    Joe Mayfield went down to Table Rock Saturday to look after some horses.
    Wm. Mayfield was in Gold Hill and Jacksonville the latter part of last week.
    Miss Allie Carter is spending the week visiting with the family of J. B. Welch.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griner, of Asbestos, spent Sunday with E. C. Pomeroy and family.
    Miss Clara Love, of Central Point, is paying her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Love, a visit.
    Died--Near Spikenard, Jackson County, Oregon, April 26, 1901, of consumption, Lena, the dearly beloved daughter of Samuel Walker, aged fifteen years, nine months and twenty-eight days. She was born in Douglas County, Oregon, June 20, 1885. Three years ago the death angel visited the home of Mr. Walker and laid the icy hand of death on the beloved wife and mother. The remains were laid to rest by that of her mother, near Spikenard, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Lena was a kind and affectionate girl, and her presence will be greatly missed in the home and the community. Lena leaves a father, two little brothers and many friends to mourn her untimely death. Mr. Walker has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Elder Gregory preached at Gold Hill last Sunday.
    Mrs. Isaac Kent visited friends in Medford Wednesday.
    W. C. Owen was over from Hornbrook Tuesday to visit his family.
    T. M. Amy went to Hornbrook, Calif., last week to spend a couple of weeks.
    S. W. McClendon is out with some homeseekers this week showing them the valley.
    George Ross has been confined to his room the past week with a severe attack of lumbago.
    A number of our citizens attended circuit court in Jacksonville last week as witnesses in the Dean suit.
    The members of W. H. Harrison Post, No. 67, have just given their hall a new coat of paint, which is a great improvement to the building.
    Harry Caton, of Wellen, and Miss Effie Pankey, of this city, were married at the home of Justice Jacobs in this city Wednesday afternoon, and left for Wellen in the evening. Their many friends here extend congratulations.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 3



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Isaac Householder spent Saturday at Mr. Brown's.
    Frank Roundtree was transacting business in Medford last Monday.
    Miss Ethel Brown is at present working for the family of Henry Nutt's.
    Al. Boggs has returned to California, but Mrs. Boggs and the children will remain here for some time.
    Mr. Stagers, of Washington, will soon have his sawmill on Kanes Creek in operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham and will Higinbotham spent Sunday on Rogue River.
    Miss Nettie Dodge, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Mrs. Kate McDougall several days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor, of Galls Creek, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Swinden last Sunday.
    Farmers in this section have abandoned the plow at present on account of the dry condition of the ground.
    Ed. And Ada Swinden left last Thursday on their wheels for Grants Pass, at which place they will visit for some time.
    H. H. Way, of Georgia, who has been visiting his niece, Mrs. A. Knotts, and family, left a few days ago for Portland.
    Perry Knotts and Sam'l Hodges will leave soon for California on a prospecting tour. They expect to be gone all summer.
    Mr. Roundtree, who has been living on the Braden place, has moved to the Birdsey farm, which he has rented for a term of years.
    Geo. Swinden, of Grants Pass, is at present the guest of his brother, Robt. Swinden. We are sorry to say that the gentleman is in very poor health.
    Mr. and Mrs. Doane, who have been residents of Kanes Creek for the past four years, left last week for San Francisco to remain during the summer.
    The parties, who bought the Roaring Gimlet mine, on Kanes Creek, have struck it rich. Last week they had taken out over $10,000, and it still continues to pay well. They make from $150 to $200 a day right along.
    The residence of Alfred Anderson and Henry Nutts was totally destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The origin of the fire is unknown. When discovered it was under too much headway to be checked. There was no insurance on the house. The families have moved to the house recently vacated by Mr. Roundtree.

Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5


Meadows Items.
    E. C. Pomeroy made Medford a business call Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chapman are spending a few days in the valley.
    Geo. Chaffey visited the family of J. B. Welch, Sunday and Monday.
    H. H. Mitchell, of Asbestos, was in the Meadows Wednesday on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis passed through the Meadows Friday on their way to Asbestos.
    E. Gray, of Gold Hill, passed through the Meadows Wednesday, on his way to Trail Creek.
    John Walker, our enterprising road supervisor, has made great improvements on the roads this week.
    Messrs. Fletcher and Reed, of Medford, have a crew of men at work prospecting their Cinnabar ledge.
    Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hammersley, of Gold Hill, spent Monday visiting Mrs. H.'s sister, Mrs. Wm. Mayfield.
    Ola Hull, who is attending the Ashland normal school, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting his father.
    Miss Clara Love, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Love, returned to Central Point Friday.
    J. H. Farleigh went to Medford Wednesday after a load of grain. Mr. F. has recently purchased a span of fine horses.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5



Beagle Items.
    Our new road scraper is up-to-date and is doing good work.
    Rev. Corwin, of Medford, preached Sunday at New Hope Church.
    Dan'l. Reynolds and son, of Medford, are visiting their old home near Asbestos.
    W. J. Freeman, the wide awake implement dealer of Central Point, visited this section last week.
    Israel Harris and family have sold their mountain home here and are preparing to leave for Idaho.
    Miss Lila Sackett has returned from Medford much improved in health and has resumed teaching at this place.
    Spring seeding is now a thing of the past and the much jaded work horses are given the freedom to recuperate on the excellent range.
    Mrs. D. E. Thompson, who has been visiting relatives in this section for the past month, has returned to her home in Jacksonville.
    The majestic oak is once more clothed with a rich foliage of leaves and blossoms and the Table Rock country is carpeted with many rare and fragrant flowers.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5


Big Butte Items.
BY SQUIB
.
    Chas. Obenchain started Sunday to commence work on the big ditch.
    Elvin Hayes, of Rogue River, was visiting his sister, Mrs. Rayborn, last week.
    School opened Thursday at the Big Butte school house with Miss Bertha Corum as teacher.
    Misses Madge Wright and Ella Parker mad Bertha Obenchain a pleasant call one day last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Edmondson and family, accompanied by Misses Bertha Corum and Bertha Obenchain, were pleasant callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry Sunday, the day being spent very pleasantly with vocal and instrumental music.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5



Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    Scott Gall made a business trip to Medford last Friday.
    Miss Zella Kurth was the guest of Anna Noah one day last week.
    John Payne has gone to the Bybee ranch to work during the summer.
    Sam'l. Rothery was visiting friends in this neighborhood a few days this week.
    Miss Bertha Morrison was the guest of Misses Lucy and Ethel Rowe Sunday.
    Miss Maude Harvey, of Gold Hill, was visiting friends in Sams Valley Sunday.
    Mrs. Jane Noah and family visited her mother, Mrs. Kelsoe, Saturday and Sunday.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5



Table Rock Items.
    Born--May 3, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams, a son.
    W. R. Dickison, and his granddaughter, Miss Gracie, left Monday morning for a trip to the fish hatchery, on Rogue River.
    Several in this neighborhood are talking of taking the trip to Ashland next Tuesday for the chance of seeing President McKinley.
    Mrs. S. F. Morine and Miss Meta went to Medford Sunday, the former to remain a few days visiting friends and having dentistry done.
    Deputy Assessor Whipple is at work again and Deputy Morine left this week for the upper Rogue River country to interview the farmers and stockmen.
    A. Dickison has been making considerable improvement about his place in the form of new fencing, the string on the side of the rock makes a brave showing.
    Sunday seemed to be the day for excursions to various parts of the country; several parties took the climb to the top of Table Rock and enjoyed the fine view therefrom.
    J. C. Pendleton made a flying trip home from Ashland, the last of the week, where he is taking up the work interrupted by his late sickness, and reports everything moving smoothly.
    W. T. York, of Medford, has been seen in these parts quite frequently of late accompanied by strangers. Looks as if outsiders were getting interested in this part of the valley.
    Hon. J. W. Merritt is perfecting the preparations to shear his band of sheep by machinery. The work will be commenced in a few days at the Curry place, and will attract considerable attention as it will be quite a novelty.
    Deputy C. C. Taylor spent Saturday with Assessor Pendleton checking up a large and very satisfactory amount of work. Mr. Taylor will now devote a few weeks to work at home, trying to make a tangible raise in the valuation of his own farm.
    Marion Nealon and his sister came over from Willow Springs Sunday, where Miss May has been for a week or more during the illness of her uncle, T. C. Law; she reports him much better, but still not able to be around. Marion returned the same evening.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Nora McClendon, of Ashland, was visiting friends here several days this week.
    Miss Jessie Betts left Monday for Hornbrook, where she will visit friends for several weeks.
    Joseph Owens came up from Hornbrook Tuesday to look after his mining interest here.
    Mr. and Mrs. K. Kubli, of Jacksonville, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Reames several days this week.
    Quite a number of our citizens went to Jacksonville Wednesday as witnesses in the Joseph Douden will contest, which is on the court docket this week.
    Gold Hill is experiencing a boom in residence building this year. Several new houses are already under construction, material is on the ground for others, and many are being planned. There will probably be over fifty built this year, among them several costing from $2000 to $3000.
    Gold Hill will celebrate the 4th of July in grand style this year, and we extend a hearty welcome to all in the surrounding towns and country to come and celebrate with us. At a mass meeting held last Tuesday a permanent organization was perfected to arrange for the celebration. W. A. Carter was elected chairman and C. Phelps secretary. The following committees were appointed:  finance, Messrs. Young, Reames and Phelps; arrangement, Messrs. Beeman, Kellogg and Smith; programs, Messrs. Carter, Wells and Pope; orations, G. R. Hammersley; marshal of the day, Lieut. Reeves, U.S.A.
    Frank Caldwell was quite seriously injured on Monday of last week by a horse falling on him while driving cattle for his employer, E. C. Wells. He was unconscious for several hours and was confined to his room a few days, but at this writing is able to be on the street again.
    Last Sunday the Medford baseball Nine defeated the Gold Hill boys with a score of 21 to 11. The game was hotly contested until the sixth inning, when the Gold Hill boys made a few bad plays which resulted in their defeat. There were several young men accompanying the  Medford team who imbibed too freely of bad whiskey and acted in such a disgraceful manner both in town and on the ball grounds, by their shameful language and insults to the ladies present, that some of the gentlemen were obliged to interfere and give them a severe punishment. I hope the boys will take warning and consider themselves lucky to have escaped without being more severely dealt with. The people were thoroughly disgusted with their conduct and will not stand a second offense.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3


Beagle Items.
    Glass Bros. are cutting their twenty-acre field of corn.
    L. C. Bolle passed through here the other day on his way to his mountain home in the Meadows.
    Horace Pelton, of Sams Valley, is in our midst gathering his cattle preparing for his annual drive to Klamath County.
    I am creditably informed by those that have in quite an acreage of corn that it has come up exceptionally well and the stand is all that could be wished for.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dan Reynolds, formerly of the Meadows, removed the remains of their little child from the old home place, where it was buried twelve years ago, to the Antioch cemetery this week.
    We are sorry to report S. H. Glass, who was seriously injured some time ago by a horse, is not improving as rapidly as his many friends would wish. His arm and hand are giving him much pain.
    The quarterly meeting of the M.E. Church, South, was held at the Antioch school house May 12th. Rev. Fitch, the presiding elder, and Rev. Stormer, the minister in charge of this church, were present. The former delivered two very interesting discourses and administered baptism to the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Briscoe, of Trail. Good singing and an old-fashioned basket dinner were very much appreciated by all. Among those in attendance we notice a number of young lady school teachers from adjoining districts who were Miss Dawson, of Trail, Miss Mickey, of Mountain, Miss McWilliams, of Chaparral, Miss Lila Sackett, of Antioch and Miss Helen Holtan.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Miss Susie Applegate visited friends here during the week.
    Mrs. J. C. Pendleton, of Table Rock, spent Wednesday in our city.
    Mrs. Wm. Cary, who has been very ill, is now able to be out again.
    Mrs. E. Whelpley, of Beagle, spent a day here this week with friends.
    Mr. Gilmore and family, late of the Willamette Valley, have become citizens of our town.
    Mrs. Stidham and daughters, Daisy and Bertha, spent last week in Grants Pass visiting friends.
    Wm. Nichols and family moved to Mr. Merritt's farm, across Rogue River, this week, for the summer.
    William Grieve, who has charge of the Ish farm, on upper Rogue River, was in after supplies this week.
    Mrs. W. C. Owen, who has been visiting relatives here the past month, left for her home at Hornbrook last week.
    The Ladies' Aid Society will give an ice cream social in the old G.A.R. hall Friday evening. All are cordially invited to attend.
    The school board elected Prof. A. J. Hanby principal of our school, and A.O. Freel, Mrs. A. J. Hanby and Miss Zuda Owens assistant teachers at their regular meeting Monday.
    Mr. Ira Grigsby and Miss Maude Hobbs were married at the home of Justice A. S. Jacobs last Sunday. Their many friends extend congratulations to the happy couple.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Mrs. James Taylor was at Gold Hill Monday.
    Fred Taylor left for Ashland one day last week.
    John Olson was visiting the home folks Monday.
    Mrs. M. Obenchain is quite ill with the mumps this week.
    Miss Oliver Dungey is stopping with Mrs. Graham this week.
    Ed Swinden, of Kanes Creek, was visiting friends here last Monday.
    P. Knotts, of Kanes Creek, was in this vicinity on Tuesday of last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin were visiting H. B. Olson and family Sunday.
    Mr. Walker, of Gold Hill, came up Monday with a party of prospectors.
    Edward Rhoten, of Kanes Creek, was a caller at Wm. Blackert's last Sunday.
     Will Gorsline passed through here one day last week on his way to Glendale.
    Willie Graham, of Blackwell district, was visiting friends on Galls Creek Friday.
    Mrs. O. E. Gorsline, of Medford, was the guest of Mrs. Lucinda Olson last Thursday.
    Mrs. Lawrence and little daughter, May, were at Gold Hill Monday upon business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rucker and son and Miss Zora Horn left for California last week.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, who is teaching school on Foots Creek, was the guest of Mrs. W. S. Cook Saturday and Sunday.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Misses Prue and Katie Angle came out from Medford Saturday night to spend Sunday with Table Rock friends.
    C. A. Dickison made a trip to the different towns in the valley the last of the week, everywhere were they hoping it would rain.
    W. J. Nichols and family moved out from Central Point to the Curry place to camp during sheep shearing. Mr. Merritt has spent most of his time there for a week and expects to get all the machines started Tuesday.
    In spite of the threatening weather several parties from different parts of the valley picnicked on Table Rock Sunday. More and more every year is this spot sought by beauty loving people. In the morning Capt. Nash and family drove out from Medford and in the afternoon joined the Pendleton family and other guests in a trip to some rocky heights. 'Twas a merry crowd and the captain was not the only one who felt repaid for the exertion, by the lovely view spread out before them; it was an ideal day for such a trip and the floating clouds only enhanced the beauty of the scene. At the very last Mr. Pitt threw off his mantle of gray and shone forth in all his majesty and beauty not dimmed by any rival near his throne.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3


Asbestos Items.
BY MOUNTAINEER.
    The body of a child buried here in 1884 was exhumed a few days ago and reinterred at Antioch cemetery, A. L. Wooley being entrusted with the task.
    Frank Davis came over from Medford last week accompanied by Mr. Johnson, a prosperous farmer, of North Dakota. Mr. J. is taking a general look at Southern Oregon with a view to settling here, in the near future, provided he succeeds in finding a suitable location. He seemed favorably impressed with this section, pronouncing it well adapted to stockraising, that being the business in which he wishes to engage.
    Never, perhaps, since the first white man set foot upon the soil of Southern Oregon have deer been as scarce in this part of the country as at present. This is not easily accounted for since there has, for several years, been comparatively little hunting done. It may be that this dearth of game is due to the story told by Deputy Game Warden Howser about the professional deer skinners from California with their Indian guides, the piles and piles of deer carcasses found, etc, the deer having taken warning and fled to more secluded regions.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Mack made friends at Jacksonville a visit last week.
    Mrs. Thos. Wright, of Willow Springs, is very ill this week.
    I. J. Purkeypile made a business trip to Douglas County last week.
    G. S. Samuels will begin a term of school on Big Butte next Monday.
    Mrs. George Stidham, of Glendale, visited relatives and friends here this week.
    Mr. Orr, of Klamath County, was in town this week and disposed of several head of horses while here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Corum visited their daughter, Miss Eunice, who has charge of the Thompson Creek school, last week.
    Misses Cynthia and Susie Applegate, of Jacksonville, attended the entertainment given by the A.O.U.W. lodge Saturday evening.
    Rev. O. J. Gist preached his farewell sermon here last Tuesday evening. He has many friends here who are sorry to part with him.
    Mrs. Esther Sinclare and Mrs. Nancy Frary expect to start next Tuesday for Joplin, Mo., where they will make their future home.
    James Smith, formerly a resident of this place, but late of Wisconsin, has returned to Oregon to locate. He has many friends here who welcome him back.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory will preach the memorial sermon at the M.E. Church next Sunday, and Hon. C. B. Watson, of Ashland, will deliver an address on Decoration Day at the M.E. hall.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    R. L. Darling is on the sick list with the grip.
    Mrs. C. F. Young was visiting friends in Ashland during the past week.
    Jno. H. McClendon left for Hornbrook Tuesday on a visit to relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stacey, of Sams Valley, visited here and Grants Pass Saturday and Sunday.
    Engineer J. S. Howard and crew have been very busily engaged in surveying mining property in this district the past few days.
    Recorder Kellogg has been confined to his bed with a very severe attack of grip, but is able to be out again and attend to business.
    Ed. Lemons and W. E. Darling will leave for Klamath County to spend the summer in looking over the country for a stock ranch.
    While hauling lumber at Grants Pass last week Bert Kellogg was seriously bruised up by a small bridge breaking down with him and throwing him from the road. No bones were broken.
    There is quite an activity among the quartz mills in this vicinity and all are running their utmost capacity. A number of teams are engaged in hauling to the Humason and the Houck custom mills.
    Gold Hill can boast of what but few towns can, and that is a paying quartz mine in its limits. Mr. Thiel, our genial baker, several years ago sank a shaft on his vacant lots on Sixth and C streets to prospect a ledge and since then has taken out several tons of ore that paid quite fairly. The shaft is down about sixty feet and he is now drifting on the ledge. The Houck mill crushed a small run last week and the prospects are that it will be a steady thing.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3


Meadows Items.
    Wilford Gardener went to Medford Thursday on business.
    L. L. Love made Jacksonville a business call Saturday.
    Wm. Mayfield went to Jacksonville Friday.
    L. Bolle brought his cattle from the valley this week.
    Asa Love has gone to the valley to spend the summer.
    H. J. Farleigh and son, Albert, were Medford visitors Friday.
    Ed. Welch and his sister, Mrs. Curt Prock, were in Central Point last Saturday.
    J. Perkins, of Central Point, was in the Meadows Thursday after a load of shakes.
    John Walker has been quite ill during the past week, but is able to be about again.
    J. J. Chapman's two sons of California arrived Friday. They expect to make their home in the Meadows, for the present.
    Miss Mary Dawson, of Central Point, was in the Meadows Sunday. Miss D. will begin teaching school at Asbestos in about two weeks.
    Horace Pelton has been in the Meadows this week gathering up his cattle, which he intends to drive to eastern Oregon in a short time.
    J. B. Welch, who has been making some necessary improvements on his sawmill during the past few days, will commence sawing lumber next week.
    H. M. Standinger, of Gold Hill, the county organizer of the Pendo lodge, was in the Meadows the first of the week, working in the interest of that order.
    The library, recently purchased for the Meadows school, has arrived and everyone seems pleased with it. The children are making good use of the books.
    The young people of this place met in the school house Saturday evening and organized a literary society. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend the meetings.
    Mr. Lawrence was out to the valley this week on business. Mr. L. has been making some marked improvements on his farm, which he recently purchased of J. B. Welch, by putting up new fences.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    F. T. Dungey was a Gold Hill visitor Saturday.
    W. S. Cook was a Rock Point caller Saturday.
    Oral Taylor made a flying trip to Gold Hill Friday.
    Mr. Webber made a business trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Montie Dunkin was visiting home folks Thursday and Friday.
    Mrs. D. Horn and family made a trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    D. Horn and Wm. Blackert have sold their small mine to K. Kubli.
    Mr. Eaton, of Medford, was visiting relatives and friends here last week.
    John Marden has sold his mine on Galls Creek to Dr. C. R. Ray, of Gold Hill.
    There will be a dance at the Galls Creek school house next Friday night.
    Mrs. Lucinda Olson visited with Mrs. Lee Vincent, of Gold Hill, Wednesday.
    Miss Josie Messner, of Sardine Creek, was the guest of Miss Stella Olson Friday.
    Miss Rosa Clemens, of Redding, Calif., was visiting friends on Galls Creek Tuesday.
    Geo. Askew, of Grants Pass, passed through here Saturday on his way to Sams Valley.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, of Foots Creek, made Mrs. J. W. Dunkin a pleasant visit Friday and Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson were the guests of J. Smith and family, of Sardine Creek, Saturday.
Crops in this section are looking fine, and prospects are also good for an abundant crop of fruit here this year.
    W. R. Higinbotham, of Kanes Creek, was visiting friends here Friday. He will leave soon for Big Butte to spend the summer.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5


Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    Miss Emily Pankey made a trip to Ashland last week.
    Miss Anna Noah was visiting in Moonville last Monday.
    Mrs. Minnie Rowe was visiting her brother, E. Gall, one day last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Noah were the guests of A. Noah and family last Sunday.
    Robt. Fleming was up in this neighborhood one day last week looking after the Pelton cattle.
    Our road supervisor, Mr. Morrison, has been doing considerable road work in this neighborhood the past few days.
    The gardens and crops on this side of the river are doing well and the grass was never better than it is this spring.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Born--May 28, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nutt, a son.
    Mrs. Swinden was the guest of Mrs. Higinbotham last Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Aust. Knotts were transacting business at the county seat Friday.
    We are having a shower of rain at this writing which is greatly appreciated by all.
    Miss Nina Householder, who has been the guest of Miss Effie Roundtree, has returned home.
    Another rich strike has been made in the Roaring Gimlet. It was over $3000 this time.
    Mr. Householder is engaged in hauling quartz from Foots Creek to the Wm. Houck mill at Gold Hill.
    Ed and Ada Swinden attended the dance on Galls Creek Friday night and report having had a good time.
    Mrs. Way, who has been stopping with her daughter, Mrs. Knotts, is at present in Ashland, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Russell.
    The Dardanelles school has closed for the summer. Mr. Masterson has given satisfaction and will commence another term in September.
    Mrs. Birdsey, Mr. Robbins and Ed. Bolt, all of Gold Hill, spent last Saturday on Kanes Creek visiting the mines. Mrs. Birdsey is having her mine, on her farm, developed by Messrs. Robbins and Bolt, which promises to be another "Roaring Gimlet."

Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Frank Amy was at Medford Tuesday upon business.
    J. H. Gay made a business trip to Rock Point Wednesday.
    Mr. Musty, of Sams Valley, was trading here last Monday.
    Mrs. Ellen Whelpley, of Beagle, spent Wednesday in our city.
    Wm. Holmes made a business trip to Ashland the first of the week.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas, of Eagle Point, spent Tuesday with relatives here.
    Miss Birdie Hoagland, of Bonanza, Klamath County, is visiting relatives here.
    Jesse McFall and family returned home Monday from Klamath County.
    Hon. C. B. Watson, of Ashland, delivered the address here on Decoration Day.
    Miss Bertha Stidham is visiting her sisters, Misses Stella and Lizzie, at Glendale.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelsoe, of Butte Creek, attended church here last Sunday.
    Miss Bertha Dawson is visiting her sister, Mary, who is teaching school at Beagle.
    W. J. Freeman spent several days in Portland last week looking after business interests.
    Rufus Cox, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia, is somewhat better at this writing.
    George Wooldridge, of Grants Pass, made this city a business trip the first of the week.
    Jacob Rodgers and family, of Medford, attended the memorial services here last Sunday.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory preached a memorial sermon here last Sunday to a large and appreciative congregation.
    J. W. Merritt spent several days at his farm across Rogue River superintending the shearing of his large band of sheep.
    Mrs. Esther Sinclare left on Tuesday morning's train for Joplin, Missouri, where she goes to make her future home.
    Elder W. L. Skeel, of the Church of God, is conducting a series of meetings here, and much interest is being manifested.
    Miss Norah Sydow, who has been teaching in the Jacksonville public school the past year, is spending the vacation at home.
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 3



Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    Wm. Noah spent Sunday at the home place.
    Anna Noah went to Gold Hill last Friday.
    Scott and Elmer Gall spent last Sunday with A. Noah and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mosty were the guest of Miss Jane Noah last Sunday.
    Wm. Reames, of Gold Hill, was doing business in Sams Valley last week.
    The recent rain has been very beneficial to this section of the country.
    Arthur and George Earhart spent a few days last week visiting at the Scott farm.
    Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hammersley passed through here Sunday, en route to Gold Hill.
    Horace Pelton has returned from Klamath County where he went with a band of cattle.
    Robt. Fleming will spend a couple of months at the Pelton ranch, in Klamath County, this summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Cline and children spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of A. Noah and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rowe have moved to Gold Hill, where Mr. R. will engage in mining and Mrs. Rowe will do dressmaking.
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 5



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Miss Oliver Dungey, of the Blackwell Hill was visiting here Friday.
    Miss Ada Swinden, of Kanes Creek, attended the dance here Friday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dungey were visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson last Saturday.
    Mrs. Carkuff, of Jacksonville, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. B. Horn, last Friday.
    School closed at Rock Point last Friday with a splendid entertainment, which was largely attended by the patrons of the school.
    Frank Lawrence commenced to work on the road Monday in Mr. Dusenberry's place, the latter being quite ill with the mumps.
    Mrs. Olson and Miss Stella and Master Hans Olson attended the conundrum supper at Gold Hill Friday night and report a fine time.
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    The hum of the mowing machine and the click of the rake are abroad in the land, and some very fine hay is being put up.
    Taylor, the leather renovator man, from Medford, was in our neighborhood last week and received a number of orders for work in his line.
    People from here attended the different Memorial Day exercises in the valley and all are reported as being good, and the decorations every year growing more universal and the flowers more choice and abundant.
    Richard Jennings was out from Medford Monday, accompanied by his mother and sister. They were almost loaded down with bouquets of choice roses for their friends--a very fragrant proof that the Rogue Valley is truly a parent flower garden.
    Many people will notice and appreciate the recent improvements in the road between the Bybee bridge and the Dickison corner. Substantial culverts and fills will make summer travel more pleasant and greatly reduce the danger at high water time. This work has been done partly by the County and partly by donations. Gradually the good roads idea and discussions are bringing tangible results.
    The Merritt sheep have been shorn and dipped and will soon be on their way to summer pasture. Mr. Merritt was much pleased with the work done by the gasoline engine and the clippers. Many people were out to see them work--and well worth their trip. The huge barn itself is so complete in every detail; dipping vat of the most approved construction, shearing room, with its conveniently arranged booths; the wool room with its appliances for sacking the wool and the huge mow for hay that it is worth viewing and about as complete as anyone could wish. To the uninitiated the surrounding canals and pens resemble the intricate [sic] of a maze, but Mr. Nichols and his competent herders put the right sheep into the right place every time.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


Sams Creek Items.
BY A. E. N.
    Walter Scott made a trip to Gold Hill last Saturday.
    Mrs. Jane Noah was the guest of Mrs. Jasper Rodgers last week.
    Mr. Noah made a business trip to Gold Hill one day last week.
    Mr. Robertson is expecting his son home from the Philippines soon.
    Mr. Carry and family, of Sams Valley, moved to Medford one day last week.
    Ed. Shipley has been busily engaged in spraying his large orchard, which is heavily loaded with fruit.
    Mrs. Areta Smith has gone to Grants Pass to spend a couple of months with her sister, Miss Kirth.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


Applegate Notes.
    Our schools will all close about July 1st. Our county school superintendent visited the different schools of our valley last week and was well pleased with our progress in an educational way.
    The crops are doing fine all along the Applegate. Haying will commence next week. Alfalfa is very heavy this year, and fruit of all kinds will yield a good crop this season. The late rains have improved the gardens and pastures. Stock are looking fine and I prophesy a prosperous year for the Applegate country.
    Mining is booming on the Applegate; the old Sterling on the Little Applegate is running full blast. As usual other old mines are being worked. Terry & Co. are running their quartz mill at a cost of forty cents a ton for hauling ore to the mill. Some prospectors are making wages wheeling down to the river and washing the dirt.
    The Castle Crag placer mine, situated on Carberry Creek just below the famous Steamboat mine, was purchased last month by parties from Portland. They passed through Medford two weeks ago on their way to their mine and are now hard at work with a giant opening up their claims. They have taken out some fine specimens, although not down to bedrock.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    S. Rosenthal was down from Medford Wednesday looking after his interests here.
    W. E. Darling and son, Leslie, and Ed. Leming left for Klamath county Monday to spend the summer.
    Milo P. Ward and I. G. Davidson came down from Portland Monday for a few days to look over their mining interests here.
    Mrs. G. R. Hammersley left Monday for Iowa to spend the summer at her old home in the northeastern part of the state.
    Mrs. W. T. Reames will leave the first of next week for Crescent City, Calif., to spend the summer with her parents at that place.
    W. Marshall purchased the W. E. Stacey stock of goods at Sams Valley and is having them moved to his store building on the south side.
    The following officers were elected at their last meeting by the Rebekah I.O.O.F. Lodge of this place:  Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, N.G; Mrs. W. E. Darling, V.G; Miss Nellie Blackburn, secretary; Mrs. R. L. Darling, treasurer.
    The committees on the Fourth of July arrangements at this place are working hard to complete the same. Posters will be out this week. One of the main features will be a balloon ascension and parachute jump by a party from Oakland, California.
    At their last meeting the Gold Hill whist club awarded prizes on their last series of games as follows:  Mrs. W. E. Kellogg, ladies' first prize and Mrs. C. L. Reames, consolation prize; A. E. Kellogg gentlemen's first prize and W. A. Carter consolation prize.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Frank Jeffries, of Yreka, is visiting relatives at this place.
    S. Heatherly and family, of Elk Creek, visited relatives here this week.
    Rufus Cox is lying dangerously ill at the family home, with pneumonia.
    Mr. Friendly, the telephone man from Portland, spent Tuesday in our city.
    D. T. Pritchard, of Medford, is here this week doing watch cleaning and repairing.
    Mr. Ballarat who has been spending a year in California, returned home last week.
    George Wright, of Merrill, is paying his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, of this place, a visit.
    James McDonough, of Willow Springs, is very ill, having had a severe attack of apoplexy Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Perry Elliott arrived here from Tacoma on Tuesday and will make their home at this place.
    Miss Elva Galloway, who has been teaching school at Klamath Falls, is spending her vacation at home.
    Mrs. P. W. Olwell and daughter, Miss Julia, who have been spending the past six months at Los Angeles, returned home last week.
    Elder W. L. Skeel, of the Church of God, and Elder Badger, of the Church of Christ, are holding a debate here this week, which is drawing large audiences.
    While Mrs. J. Walch was going home from Medford a few days ago she lost a new hat she bought, together with a few dollars in silver, between the Central Point Cemetery and Wellen.
    The musical entertainment given by Miss E. E. Gurnea's class last Friday evening, for the benefit of the pastor of the M.E. Church, was a decided success. The stage was beautifully decorated with flowers, proving the artistic ability of Mrs. Pleasant and Mrs. Merritt in that line. The program consisted of instrumental selections by the class, piano solos, and vocal solos, duets and quartets. In addition to the selections given by members of the class, vocals were rendered by Mrs. J. W. Merritt and Miss Gurnea. Miss Gurnea also favored the audience with a violin solo.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Fred Brown left Monday for Grants Pass with a load of lime.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts spent a day recently in Gold Hill, the guest of Mrs. Dr. Morelli.
    Mrs. Morgan, from Applegate, came over for a few days' visit with the family of Henry Nutt.
    Our efficient road supervisor I. Householder has been doing considerable road work here lately.
    Alfred Anderson and family will leave soon for Foots Creek, at which place Mr. Anderson will superintend a mine.
    There was a sociable party at Mr. Nichols' last Saturday evening which was greatly enjoyed by all those present.
    Mrs. John Brown and daughter, Mrs. Sutton, spent Sunday in Gold Hill visiting Mrs. B.'s sister, Mrs. Norton Eddings.
Will Higinbotham and son, Geo., left last Wednesday for Table Rock, at which place Mr. H. will do carpenter work.
    Mrs. Dr. Ray and daughters came out from Gold Hill Friday to visit the Roaring Gimlet mine, which Dr. Ray has purchased.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols spent one day recently in Sams Valley, the guests of Mr. N.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nichols.
    Crops of all kinds in this section will undoubtedly be small if we don't receive our amount of rain, which is greatly needed at present.

Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 5


Talent News Items.
    Miss Ruby Jack and her two brothers, of Eagle Point, came over to Talent Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Curry and family were visiting W. W. Estes and family Sunday.
    We are all pleased to state that B. F. Wyant, who was injured by a cave-in in his mine recently, is improving.
    E. F. Jacobs, who has been employed at McCloud, Calif. for a couple of months, came home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Netherland started on Monday for Big Butte, where they expect to stop four or five weeks.
    Geo. Shoup, who has been prospecting on Wagner Creek for several years past, leaves this week for Seattle, to remain permanently.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Inman came home from Pokegama Sunday, where they have been employed by the Klamathon Lumber Company.
    Mr. and Mrs. Levi Willits came over from Klamath Falls on a visit last week. Mr. Willits returned home Saturday, but Mrs. Willits is still in the valley.
    Mrs. Lottie Whittington came home Friday from Springwater, Clackamas County. She was accompanied by her father who, we regret to say, is very low with an attack of Bright's disease.
    Mr. F. Wright, a son-in-law of E. K. Anderson, of Talent, whose home is in Seattle, Wash., came down on Friday evening of last week for a visit of a few days with Mrs. Wright who [has] been here for the last two months in attendance upon her mother, who is confined to her bed with rheumatism.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 5


Connution [Kanutchan] Creek Items.
    Born--On May 23, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Conover, a daughter.
    Mrs. Rachel Maham visited her sister, Mrs. Martha Dahack, one day last week.
    Wm. Winkle is engaged in helping T. J. Conover with his hay this week. Hay looks fine here.
    Miss Mable Hall, accompanied by Miss Edna Cook, paid her parents a visit one day last week.
    D. P. Mathews passed by here on his way to Round Top one day last week looking for his horses.
    Mrs. Rosetta Fellow, accompanied by her son, Charles, who visited her mother, Mrs. T. J. Conover, several days last week, has returned to her home on Rogue River.
    Eli Dahack, our road supervisor, passed by here on Monday of this week on his way to Round Top where he was engaged in working the roads, which are in bad condition.
    Mr. O. H. Winkle has returned home after a few days visit with her sister, Mrs. Wm. E. Winkle, and family. Mrs. W. will soon leave for Montague, Calif. to join her husband.
    Joseph Maham, one of the young farmers of Butte Creek, was in Medford one day last week, and while there purchased a new saddle.
   Daniel Winkle and Harley Hall have just returned from Siskiyou County, Calif., where they have been for the past two months, and they report the crops doing fine for this time of the year.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    D. T. Pritchard, the jeweler, has opened a shop here.
    Born--June 7, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Grieve, a son.
    Mr. and Mrs. Griner, of Evans Creek, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Wm. Gray, of Prospect, was doing business here the first of the week.
    Mrs. Dr. Hinkle and Miss Mary Mee visited relatives on Applegate last week.
    Miss Nellie Herriott, of Applegate, is spending a few days with friends here.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Newton, of Hornbrook, Calif., are visiting relatives at this place.
    Mrs. I. F. Williams left for Grants Pass Tuesday, where she goes to visit her daughter, Mrs. E. Roper.
    Mrs. N. P. Thompson, who has been making an extended visit to Condon, Gilliam County, returned home Wednesday.
    Mrs. Helen C. Little was elected delegate from Holly lodge, D. of H., to the grand lodge which meets at Portland in July, and Mrs. W. M. Holmes as alternate.
    Last Wednesday David Grisham left for Portland with his daughter, Pearl, whom he placed in the Good Samaritan Hospital, where she underwent an operation, which was successful and the patient is doing well.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3


Talent News Items.
    Chas. Brophy was in Talent the first of the week.
    Died--Jun 4, 1901, infant daughter of Robert E. Robison.
    Born--June 5, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Coleman, of Wagner Creek, a daughter.
    Miss Lizzie Netherland came down from the Ashland mine Tuesday of this week.
    A. R. Bradney, of Anderson Creek was in Medford the first of the week and returned with a new buggy.
    Mr. Inman, who is working for the Klamathon Lumber Co., came out to Talent last week for a few days' visit with his folks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Court Snyder went to Medford last Saturday evening and returned Sunday morning to the Richards sawmill on Anderson Creek.
    Died--In Talent, June 5, 1901, Wm. Whittington. He was born in Philadelphia, Ireland, Oct. 20, 1835, being at the time of his death 65 years, 7 months and 15 days old. He came with his parents to America when he was three years old. Mr. Whittington was married in 1855 to Miss Sarah Willis, of Harrison County, Missouri, and came with his wife to Morrow County, Oregon in 1884, where Mrs. Whittington died in 1885. Deceased was a member of Co. D, Fourth Iowa Infantry and served about two years in the war of the Rebellion, receiving an honorable discharge on account of disability. One son and three daughters survive him. Interment was made in the Stearns Cemetery.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3



Meadows Items.
    Joe Mayfield has gone to eastern Oregon on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griner went to Medford Monday.
    Mate Biden, of Medford, spent Sunday with his parents.
    John Walker and family have moved to the Feather farm
    H. J. Gardner made a business trip to Central Point Saturday.
    E. E. Love, of Audubon, Texas, is visiting his brother, L. L. Love.
    C. and Alex Bailey have gone to Klamath County to spend the summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Carter, of Sardine Creek, have moved here for the summer.
    Wm. Welch, of Central Point, passed here Monday en route to the Welch sawmill at Asbestos.
    The late rains have improved the gardens and pastures in this section very much. Stock of all kinds are also looking fine.
    Mrs. J. A. Tucker, of Williamsfield, Ill., and Mrs. Lotty Goff, of Clinton, Iowa, sisters of L. L. Love, who have been visiting here, started home Monday.
    One evening last week Mr. and Mrs. Love invited a number of friends to their home to spend a social evening which was pleasantly spent in playing games and will long be remembered by the young people of the Meadows.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Mr. Nye, of Medford, visited the Bill Nye mine Sunday.
    Chester Kubli, of Jacksonville, visited here with H. Kubli  last week.
    Miss Carrie Cook returned home from Ashland Sunday to spend the summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson and son, Hans, visited J. L. Dunkin Saturday.
    Mrs. Lawrence and daughter, May, and Miss Hattie Eaton made Medford a pleasant call Saturday.
    Misses Eva Vroman and Frankey Marlock, of Gold Hill, were the guests of Miss Stella Olson, Sunday.
    Miss Martha Horn is very ill with lung trouble, and Joe Dunkin is also on the sick list but we hope they will soon recover.
    Charley White, of Ashland, passed through here one day last week on his way to Rock Point to visit his brother, Willie White.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 5


Sardine Creek Items.
    Ernest Vroman was visiting here Sunday.
    Williams Bros. are running their mill full blast at present.
    Jess Ring made Gold Hill a business trip Wednesday.
    Mr. Dusenberry made a trip to Pleasant Creek a few days ago.
    The crops on Sardine Creek are looking fine for this time of the year.
    J. T. Miller is working for a mining company on Gold Hill mountain.
    The Bart mine is going in fine shape and are taking lots of gold from the hills.
    We are sorry to learn that little Lillie Ring was badly burned Friday evening but is getting along nicely now.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 5



Griffin Creek Items.
    Mr. Morrison has bought the lease on the Naylor place until fall.
    The farmers have begun haying and there seems to be an excellent crop.
    Miss Lizzie Ferguson visited friends here last Friday and Saturday.
    Mrs. N. H. Spencer, who is visiting her parents in California, is expected home soon.
    Chas. Lofland and family, of Butte Creek, came over to visit his father and family last week.
    Miss Eva Soliss has returned from Crescent City, Calif., where she has been for several months.
    Chas. True, who is afflicted with rheumatism, is improving. Dr. E. B. Pickel is the attending physician.
    The Enterprise school, which has been taught by Miss Anna Jeffrey, closed with an entertainment last Friday night. Much interest was taken in the closing exercises, as there was a graduating class of six to receive diplomas. This is the first time in the history of this school that a class has graduated from the eighth grade. Four of the pupils, Lora Hockersmith, Bessie Stephenson, Duffern Bonar and Jas. Spencer are from this district and the other two, James Martin and Ernest Smith, are from the Independence district but completed their examinations at this place. The house had been beautifully decorated with roses and vines. Friends came from different parts of the county, and long before the exercise commenced the house was crowded to its utmost capacity, and large numbers were compelled to remain on the outside. The class motto was "All Must Work Who Reach the Top." The class colors were white and lavender.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 3


Meadows Items.
    Clarence Prock went to Medford Tuesday on business.
    Wilford Gardner, of Asbestos, visited his parents Sunday.
    Chas. Pomeroy and Wm. Mayfield were in Gold Hill Saturday.
    I. J. Chapman and daughter, Bertha, visited in Ashland Thursday.    
    Mr. Chapman and family of Beagle spent Sunday in Spikenard.
    The heavy frost of last week did a great deal of damage to the gardens.
    Miss Lizzie Mayfield visited friends near Wimer Saturday and Sunday.
    Misses Mattie and Allie Carter made Medford a business visit Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mayfield made Gold Hill a business visit Thursday.
    Mr. Caton, who visited friends near Phoenix last week, returned home Sunday.
    George Lawrence, who has been in the valley for some time, has returned home.
    R. Carter and daughter, of Wimer, visited Wm. Mayfield and family Thursday.
    Mrs. J. B. Welch and daughter, Mrs. Curt Prock, visited friends in Central Point last week.
    Joseph Mayfield, who has been in Eastern Oregon looking after his property, returned home Monday.
    Mrs. L. Bolle, who has been visiting her son, Milo Caton, and family, of Wellen, returned home Sunday.
    L. L. Love went to Medford Friday after a load of furniture for Mrs. Clark, recently from Napa City, Calif.
    Mrs. Polk Hull and son, Ola, returned home from Ashland last week, where Ola has been attending the Ashland normal.
    L. L. Love went to Jacksonville Monday. He will be accompanied home by Judge Hanna, who comes up to look after his property.
    Mr. Reed, of Medford, the mining man, was up Sunday, looking after the interest of his cinnabar mine. They now have the shaft sunk ninety feet. They intend sinking the shaft one hundred feet.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Wesley Birdsey, of Rock Point, spent Monday in our city.
    T. K. Kelsoe, of Butte Creek, spent a day here this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Newton, of Hornbrook, are visiting relatives here.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, was in town several days the past week.
    Elder Summerville held the quarterly meeting of the M.E. Church here Sunday.
    Mrs. Lawrence Cardwell, of Harrison Gulch, Calif., is visiting relatives of this place.
    Misses Roberts and Mamie Rippey are teaching school in the upper Butte Creek country.
    Miss Norah Sydow attended the commencement exercises at the Ashland normal last week.
    P. L. Simpkins and wife, of Woodville, spent a couple of days here this week, with relatives.
    Mrs. James Hopwood and daughter, Miss Wilma, of Hornbrook, visited here a few days last week.
    P. Ollson has his new residence almost completed and will occupy the same with his family in a few days.
    Mrs. Mary Grieve left Saturday for Butte Creek, where she goes to visit her daughter, Mrs. W. T. Grieve.
    Wm. J. Olwell and family of Davenport, Wash., arrived here Thursday and will spend a few weeks with relatives.
    There will be a citizens' meeting held Thursday, June 27th, at 2 o'clock p.m., at the G.A.R. Hall, for the purpose of making preliminary arrangements for the reunion of the old Soldiers' and Sailors' Association to be held at Central Point fair grounds Sept. 16th to 21st inclusive. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance and that everyone will take pride in making the reunion a success.
    Jos. Evan, of Central Point, was in the city this week. The gentleman is a member of the G.A.R. and tells us that the Central Point Post is making preparations to entertain the boys in blue in a very creditable manner at their reunion in September.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 3



Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Miss Nellie Roberts has gone to Sams Valley for a few days' visit with friends.
    Will Gregory has returned from working on the ditch and will commence haying.
    Louis Smith is cutting hay for Mr. Bush, who intends to cut his entire crop for hay.
    Miss Olie Hardin, of Medford, spent several days last week visiting her sister, Mrs. S. Carpenter.
    Mrs. Rader and daughter, Clara, of Eagle Point, spent Sunday with Big Sticky friends.
    Misses Lucy and Amy Kent have returned to their home near Wellen from Medford, where they have been attending school.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin spent Saturday and Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Chas. Milligan, and family, at the Bill Nye mine.
    Coyotes are becoming very troublesome in this neighborhood. Mrs. H. C. Turpin and J. B. Montgomery have suffered quite a serious loss of chickens and turkeys from these vermin.
    C. Cingcade and F. C. Roberts returned from their cattle ranch in the Dead Indian country several days ago to look after their hay in the valley. Mr. Cingcade has returned to the mountain ranch.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5


Kubli Items.
    Crops are poor in this section owing to scarcity of rain and so much cold wind.
    School is progressing nicely under the present management of Prof. P. M. Corum.
    K. J. Kubli and Chas. Burkhalter were at Grants Pass one day last week on business.
    John Barrow, for a long time a resident of Kubli, has moved with his family to Grants Pass.
    Peter Burkhalter, our mail carrier, has been suffering with rheumatism but is slowly improving.
    Jas. McFadden and Joe York have taken a contract to cut and deliver a large quantity of wood for the St. John mine on Williams Creek.
    Postmaster K. J. Kubli has been notified that the Kubli post office is soon to be a money order office, which will be quite a convenience to the patrons in that vicinity.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Frank Lawrence made a trip to Central Point Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dunkin will leave for Astoria next week.
    Mrs. Lawrence and daughter, May, were on Foots Creek the first of the week.
    T. Dungey and daughter, Miss Olive, made a business trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    Ed. Olson, who has been working for A. Williams, is now working for Kellogg & Darling.
    Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Gorsline and son, Charles, passed through here one day last week on the way to their sawmill at Leland.
    Miss Stella Olson and Miss Eva Vroman, of Gold Hill, were the guests of Mrs. P. Williams, of Sardine Creek, Saturday and Sunday.
    Died--on Saturday, June 15, 1901, Martha Horn, aged twelve years, three months and fifteen days. The funeral took place Monday, interment being made in the family burying ground.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Frank Roundtree, of this place, was a Medford visitor last Thursday.
    Miss Ethel Brown, who has been staying with Mrs. Nutt, has returned home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham were doing business in Medford last Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Aust. Knotts were transacting business in Medford and Central Point Thursday.
    We are sorry to say that Ray Blakely is quite ill. Dr. Chisholm is the attending physician.
    Robert Swinden has his new wood shed completed which is quite an improvement to the place.
    Miss Mollie Nichols, of Table Rock, is at present the guest of her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols.
    Master Ed. Miner, of San Francisco, is here upon a visit to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miner.
    Will and George Higinbotham left Thursday for Medford to visit for some time with relatives and friends.
    The dance at Gold Hill on last Friday evening was a grand success both socially and financially, as reported by those who attended.
    Perry Knotts and Ed. Rhoten will leave Monday for Josephine County on a prospecting expedition, and expect to be gone all summer.
    Messrs. Reese and Sanborn have leased Mr. Miner's quartz mining Kanes Creek district and continued work. They are practical miners and have hopes of finding another Roaring Gimlet.

Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5


    Those flaming posters with boxcar letters of red, white and blue, which are to be seen conspicuously displayed all over the county, telling about Gold Hill's great preparations for properly celebrating July 4th, are challenging the attention of everyone who chances to see them and will undoubtedly serve their purpose well. The citizens of the little city of Gold Hill are sparing no expense to entertain the large crowd which is expected to be there. At a great expense they have induced Chas. W. Vasner, the world-renowned balloonist, who was employed by the U.S. government during the late Spanish-American War, to give one of his wonderful balloon ascensions and parachute jumps. In this particular the managers of the celebration have displayed their public spiritedness and secured a feature which will be a great drawing card for their celebration. In addition to this there will be sports of various kinds, including horse racing, swimming contest, etc. A large pavilion for dancing has been erected, and those who are so inclined may indulge in the pleasures of the terpsichorean exercises to their hearts' content. Jos. L. Hammersley will be the orator of this day and good music will be furnished by the Gold Hill band. A general invitation is extended to the Jackson County public to be present and assist in making the event a memorable one.
"City Happenings," Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 7


Table Rock Items.
    Chas. Dickison has been busy for a week or more, spraying his orchard.
    Myron Jennings, who has been a Table Rock farmer for some days, expects to go east of the mountains after the Fourth.
    Miss Florence Toft spent Sunday at Table Rock, the guest of Miss Meta Morine, and had a delightful time visiting different points of interest.
    Albert and Charles Morine are on Elk Creek exploring the mining belt, and with good prospects, so says last reports.
    Miss Dollie Badger closed a very successful term of school last Friday and on Sunday left for Talent to visit her sister, Mrs. Ed. Hughes, for a few weeks, when she will return to Table Rock.
    Miss Lucy Brewer, of San Francisco, is visiting Mrs. Pendleton and Mrs. Frierson. Miss B. has been on a tour of the Alaskan coast for a month or more and has some very fine pictures and specimens to show her friends.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 3


Connution [Kanutchan] Creek Items.
    Born--On June 16, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Winkle, a daughter.
    Miss Rosetta Maham was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Martha Dahack, last Sunday.
    T. J. Conover and daughter, Miss Lottie, made a business trip to Medford last Wednesday.
    George Brown passed by here one day last week on his way to A. J. Daley's sawmill on Round Top.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Winkle and family visited Mr. and Mrs. J. Hall, on Big Butte, several days last week.
    Danie Winkle and Harley Hall visited Mr. W.'s parents last Saturday, returning the same day to Big Butte, where they are engaged in making shakes.
    Mrs. T. J. Conover and three daughters and son, Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Winkle and family and D. B. Winkle and two children were callers of Mr. and Mrs. D. Maham and family last Sunday, the day being passed very pleasantly.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Jessie Betts arrived from Hornbrook Sunday to visit friends until after the 4th.
    Mrs. J. J. Ullman, formerly of this place, but now a resident of Baker City, is visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. Ada Carter left Saturday for Lexington, or, to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. C. P. Parker.
    Chris Theil has accepted the position of assistant agent at the Southern Pacific Company's depot at this place.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm and family, intend to leave soon for eastern Oregon for a summer outing of several months.
    Mrs. May Bachelor, who has been visiting relatives here for the past three months, left for Chico, Calif., Monday, to join her husband.
    T. J. Downing has sold his residence property and will soon move his family to Ashland to reside. Mr. McClendon, of Ashland, was the purchaser, and moved into the property this week.
    Wm. Marshall has sold his stock of good and leased his building to G. P. Rogers, recently from Castle Rock, Wash. Mr. Marshall left with his family, Saturday, for Grants Pass, where they will reside for the present.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    W. H. Beal and family visited in Gold Hill Sunday.
    Mrs. Warren Mee, of Grants Pass, is visiting relatives here.
    G. W. Walker, of Spikenard, is hauling lumber for John Clark, who is building a new house.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Jeffers are up on Big Butte Creek for an outing.
    Mark Welch and family will leave Sunday for Kansas, where they go to make their future home.
    Mrs. Mary Mingus, of Grangeville, Idaho, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Wright.
    W. J. Olwell and family, who have been visiting relatives here, left for their home at Davenport, Wash., Monday evening.
    Rev. Gregory and family left this week for Dead Indian Springs to be absent a few weeks for the benefit of Mrs. G.'s health, which is not the best.
    Mrs. Wm. Cary and daughter, Miss Cassie, left for Gold Hill Tuesday, where they go to join Mr. C., who is engaged in the furniture and undertaking business there.
    Frank M. Scott, son of W. W. Scott, of Central Point, was born at Spencer, Iowa, in 1880 and died by accidental drowning, in Big Butte Creek, June 20, 1901. He was buried in the Central Point cemetery June 22. The floral offerings by the friends of the young man and his sorrowing family were very beautiful, his casket being covered with white flowers. Frank had so many young friends that his death has cast a gloom over the entire community. He was followed to the cemetery by one of the largest processions we have ever seen.
CARD OF THANKS
    We desire to thank our many friends for their untiring kindness in this time of great trial, and especially Mr. Isaac Williams, for contributing his livery teams to accommodate the large number who wished to attend the funeral of our son, as we could not have paid this last tribute but for his kindness.
W. W. Scott and Family
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 3



Meadows Items.
    Mrs. I. J. Chapman has been ill during the past week.
    H. J. Gardner was in Central Point Saturday on business.
    Clarence Prock has gone to Douglas County for the summer.
    F. X. Musty and son are in this section looking for a location.
    Riley Myers and family intend locating in Klamath County soon.
    E. C. Pomeroy is getting the lumber on the ground for his new dwelling.
    John Farleigh is being visited by his brother and family of Eugene, who may decide to locate here.
    Miss Audry Greninger has closed a successful term of school in the Butte Creek section and returned home.
    M. and F. Mayfield, of eastern Oregon, with their families, are visiting relatives and friends in this precinct.
    F. and J. Walker have taken the contract to get out the timbers for Mrs. Clark's new residence near Asbestos.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 5


Talent News Items.
    R. Carlile is hauling ore from the Ashland mine to Ashland.
    J. W. Tharp, of Leland, is stopping in Talent for a few days.
    A. Alford is having his house remodeled and things made new in general.
    Mr. A. R. Bradney and daughter, Inez, have gone to Fort Klamath on a visit.
    Miss Mabel Chapman, of Medford, arrived in Talent on Tuesday morning's train.
    Miss Anna Jeffrey spent a few days of last week in Talent, returning to Medford last Friday.
    A. Alford, who is mining over on Sterling Mountain, came home last Saturday and remained until Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, who have been working at the Richards sawmill have gone to Climax to live.
    Miss Clara Terrell, who taught a term of school in Klamath County this spring, returned home Saturday.
    The Southern Pacific Company have been having rock put around the depot and things fixed up in general.
    S. G. Netherland came down from the Ashland mine the first of this week for supplies for the boarding house at the mine.
    Mrs. Fenton, a daughter of D. P. Brittain, with her children, of Astoria, arrived in Talent Tuesday morning for a visit with her father and other relatives.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miner were Gold Hill visitors Tuesday.
    Ed. Swinden is assisting Mr. Knotts in hauling hay from Tolo this week.
    Robert Swinden and son-in-law, Mr. O'Neill, were at Ashland upon business last Saturday.
    We are glad to say that Ray Blakely, who has been very ill, is able to be about again.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, of Table Rock, were visiting relatives in this neighborhood last week.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts, who was the guest of Mrs. Joel Stover for several days, has returned home.
    Elmer Nichols has commenced haying. He will have a large crop as his entire place is in hay this year.
    Mrs. Birdsey and children and Miss Nora McKinney, of Gold Hill, have become residents of Kanes Creek.
    Mr. Roundtree went up to Medford last Friday to consult Dr. Darrin in regard to the rheumatism with which he is afflicted.
    The dance at the home of Elmer Nichols last Saturday night was a success. There was a large crowd present, and all enjoyed themselves very much.

Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 6


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Geo. Hershberger and Eric Ingram have purchased a saloon at Glendale.
    A new quartz mill is being erected on the Lance place on Foots Creek to handle the ore from the Horseshoe ledge.
Mr. McIntyre, of Dawson City, arrived in Gold Hill last week to visit his old time friend and partner, J. B. Agner.
    The Roaring Gimlet Mine continues to show up well. As high as $50 to the pan has been taken out several times within the last few days.
    L. Johnson returned to Gold Hill last week from an extended stay in the Philippine Islands. He was in the employ of the Commissary Department.
Medford Mail, July 5, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mrs. Ida Betts and son, Merrill, left for Seattle Tuesday, where they will remain permanently.
    C. R Ray, with several mining experts, left for Elk Creek district Monday, on a tour of inspection.
    Mrs. A. Cunningham and children left Tuesday for Seattle to spend the summer with relatives.
    Mrs. Ivan Humason left last week for Portland to spend a few weeks visiting friends and relatives.
    Contractor E. G. Perham is putting the finishing touches on J. H. Beeman's residence on Fifth and C streets.
    Hon. C. W. Nottingham, state representative of Multnomah County is here looking after his mining interests.
    Messrs. McKee and Richards, of the Anderson Mine on Foots Creek, are having 150 tons of $40 rock crushed at the Humason Mill this week.
    Mr. Sutton, of the Roaring Gimlet Mine, left last week for New York state, to visit his old home after an absence of nearly twenty years.
    Dr. Jas. Braden returned Saturday after a few months absence from his home at Irvington, Indiana, to look after his mining interests in this district.
    H. B. Nye was down Sunday from Medford looking after the Bill Nye Mine interests, and your correspondent had the pleasure of accompanying him in inspecting the mine, and saw several bushels of specimen rock they took out last week that could not be beat in any county. It goes from eight to ten thousand dollars to the ton. The Nyes are practical mining men, as their work will show. They have the best developed mine in this section of the country. There are 900 feet of tunnel on two well-connected levels, of one and two hundred feet deep respectively, and thousands of dollars of ore in sight that glistens with gold. You are a lucky number if you possess a small block of Bill Nye stock.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 3


Talent News Items.
    S. Sherman went to Ashland Tuesday to attend the Chautauqua.
    G. N. Anderson returned home last week from a business trip to Seattle.
    Mrs. E. K. Anderson, who has been ill for several months, is improving slightly.
    S. G. Netherland came down from the Ashland mine the first of the week upon business.
    A. Alford came in from his mine to spend the Fourth at home. He returned to the mine the first of this week.
    Mrs. M. F. Wight, who has been in attendance upon her mother, Mrs. E. K. Anderson, for the past three or four months, left last week for her home at Seattle, Wash.
    George Wolgamott, who is farming E. K. Anderson's place at Wagner Gap, was in Talent the first of the week.
    I. E. Inman, who has been visiting his folks in Talent for a couple of weeks, has returned to Klamathon, where he has employment in a logging camp.
    C. W. Sherman, of Dairy, Klamath County, who has been spending a few days with relatives in Talent, started for his home the first of the week. He was accompanied by Fred Goddard and Homer Neil.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    I. C. Robinett visited relatives at Eugene last week.
    Born--On July 7, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cochran, a son.
    Miss Birdie Hoagland visited relatives at Gold Hill last week.
    Mrs. Dennis Dugan, of Sams Valley, was trading here Wednesday.
    Mrs. J. C. Pendleton, of Table Rock, spent a day in town this week.
    Mrs. Jacob Rodgers, of Medford, visited her many friends here last week.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory and family are attending the Chautauqua at Ashland this week.
    Miss Bertha Nichols spent last week with her grandmother, Mrs. E. Cardwell, at Gold Hill.
    The little three-year-old daughter of John Corum is lying dangerously ill at the family home near town.
    Warren Mee and family, who have been spending several days here, returned to Grants Pass Saturday.
    Wm. Doran is doing development work on his ledge in Willow Springs district and is taking out some valuable ore.
    Our town was almost depopulated on the Fourth, our citizens spending the day at Jacksonville, Ashland and other neighboring towns.
    Mackey & Boyd, photographers, of Medford, will be here until the 20th. All wishing first-class photographs will be treated right by these gentlemen.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 3



Meadows Items.
    George Lawrence went to Medford Friday.
    I. J. Chapman went to Medford on business Monday.
    T. Feather made Medford a business call Wednesday.
    E. C. Pomeroy was in Jacksonville Thursday on business.
    John O. Walker was in Moonville Saturday on business.
    L. L. and E. E. Love made Jacksonville a business call Thursday.
    H. H. Mitchell, of Asbestos, passed through the Meadows Monday.
    Mr. Holderman has gone to Roseburg to spend a few days with his family.
    Misses Audrey and Winnie Greninger made Medford a business visit Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. Bolle have gone to their farm at Wellen to stay during haying.
    J. H. Farleigh and family spent Tuesday and Wednesday visiting friends in the valley.
    F.C. Pomeroy and family spent Sunday visiting with Mr. Phillips and family on Rogue River.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Stone and daughter, Edith, of Talent, are visiting with A. J. Hanby and family.
    Wm. Mayfield and M. S. Mayfield and their families spent several days in Medford last week.
    Messrs. Bibler and Dent, of Medford, are prospecting the cinnabar ledge, recently discovered by Wm. Mayfield.
    Geo. Lawrence, who has been quite ill with erysipelas of the face, during the past few days, we are glad to say is improving.
    Judge Hanna and sons, of Jacksonville, who have been spending several days rusticating in the mountains, returned home Thursday.
    Frank Davis and his daughter, Miss Lila Sackett, of Medford, passed through the Meadows Thursday on their way to Asbestos.
    M. S. and Finis Mayfield, who have been buying cattle in this vicinity during the past two weeks, expect to start for their home in eastern Oregon Thursday.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 5


Forest Creek News
BY OPERA.
    Miss Hattie Armpriest is expected home from Portland about the first of August.
    Evan Pearce has returned home from Woodville, where he has been for some time.
    Jas. Armpriest is looking after his business interests on Griffin Creek this week.
    Lewis Caton left for Klamath County a few days ago, to remain during the haying season.
    L. D. Minear and family, living near Jacksonville, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Armpriest last Sunday.
    Quite a number of our people attended the celebration at Jacksonville on the Fourth, and all report having a good time.
    Mrs. Anna Davies has been visiting for several days with home folk on Forest Creek. Her husband, James Davies, who owns a rich placer mine on Forest Creek, is in England upon a visit to his parents.
    Rev. Hoxie, of Williams Creek, preached at the school house here last Sunday. Rev. Eby, of Jacksonville, will preach here on Sunday, July 21st, at eleven o'clock. Sunday school every Sunday at ten o'clock. All are invited to attend.
    In a recent interview with J. B. Griffin, of Josephine County, we learned that he and his brother, Richard, a former resident and miner of Idaho, are now mining on the headwaters of the north fork of Smith River, forty miles west of Grants Pass. He says they have a good placer proposition. They are now engaged in digging a ditch to get water onto it.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    John Knotts, who has been suffering with a carbuncle on his neck, is improving.
    Miss Ada Swinden will leave soon for Grants Pass to remain a while visiting relatives.
    Geo. Mardon is assisting Elmer Higinbotham, this week, to dig his well.
    Ed. Swinden and Ray Blakely left Monday for Grass Valley, Calif., to seek employment.
    Miss Agnes Swinden, of Grants Pass, spent last Sunday the guest of her brother, Robert Swinden, and family.
    Mr. Winders, of this place, will leave soon for Grants Pass, to engage in business. We wish him success.
    Mrs. Aust. Knotts and Mrs. Perry Knotts left for Ashland Monday to visit the former's mother, Mrs. Mary Way.
    Tom Sutton, of the Roaring Gimlet mine left last week for Buffalo, New York, to visit relatives for an indefinite period.
    Dr. James Braden has returned from the east in order to look after his extensive interests here. He will remain until fall.
    We understand that Perry Knotts, who is engaged in prospecting in Del Norte County, Calif., for Dr. C. R. Ray, is meeting with success.
    Mrs. John Brown has returned from California, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Bean, and husband, who have come to spend the summer.
    Blackberries are ripening fast in this part of the county and from present indications there will be an immense crop of blackberries and raspberries.
    Elmer Higinbotham and family and Frank Roundtree returned home from Watkins last Friday, at which place they have been on a prospecting expedition. They are favorably impressed with the country as good for both farming and mining.

Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Saml. Tweedy, formerly of this place, returned last week with his family from Grand Ronde Valley to remain permanently.
    Miss Nora McClendon left Saturday for Hornbrook, Calif., to visit relatives.
    J. C. Hall has moved dwellings from the south side to the Dodge building on D Street.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marion Lance left Saturday for Minnesota and other eastern points for an extended visit of six months.
    H. D. Reed will remove his grocery store from the south side to the building formerly occupied by G. E. Nichols on D Street.
    Miss Ina Woods took the train Tuesday for Medford to spend the summer with Mr. Chas. Stacey, who resides on the Norton farm east of Medford.
    W. H. Mead, the well-known mining man, of Spokane, has been here the last two weeks investing in mining properties in this vicinity for himself and associates.
    Messrs. McKee and Richards came down the first of the week from Portland to attend their mining interests here. They are having 200 tons of ore crushed at the Humason mill, from the Anderson mine on Foots Creek.
Medford Mail, July 19, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    W. J. Freeman made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    P. L. Simpkins and family, of Woodville, spent several days here last week.
    Miss Betty Olsson left last week for Klamathon to spend a few weeks with friends.
    Miss Bessie Lee left for Hornbrook Wednesday, where she goes to visit relatives.
    F. A. Hawk left for Portland the first of the week to attend the A.O.U.W. grand lodge.
    Miss Norah Sydow left Monday on the excursion train for San Francisco, to spend a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lester White, of Santa Rosa, Calif., were visiting Mrs. Wm. Nichols last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Robinett and Mrs. Lou Whittle attended the Chautauqua at Ashland last Sunday.
    There is much happiness in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hathaway on account of the arrival of a new daughter on July 15th.
    Miss Pearl Grisham, who recently underwent a surgical operation at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, returned home Tuesday.
    Misses Estella and Elizabeth Stidham finished teaching a six months' term of school at Glendale last Friday, and have returned home.
    Joseph, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holmes, was run over by a wagon loaded with lumber this week, and had both legs badly bruised.
    Mrs. C. C. Gilchrist left on Sunday evening's train for Caldwell, Idaho, where she will visit her sister for a few weeks, after which she will go to Mt. Hope, Kansas, to spend a couple of months with her mother.
    Edward Foster, of Beagle, and Miss Mary Dawson, of this place, were married at the residence of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Cornish, last Sunday at noon. Only relatives and immediate friends of the bride and groom were present at the ceremony. The young couple are well and favorably known here and have a host of friends who wish them a long and prosperous life.
Medford Mail, July 19, 1901, page 3



Talent News Items.
    Miss Carey, of Phoenix, visited Talent one day this week.
    W. F. Taggart, of Phoenix, was in Talent the first of the week.
    J. D. Beeson is having a new barn built. A. P. Talent is doing the work.
    J. M. Kerr, of Medford, has been papering A. Alford's dwelling house for him.
    J. D. Beeson has gone over to the Beeson ranch on Antelope to put up their hay.
    Mr. McCullum, of Eugene, arrived in Talent the first of the week and is stopping with friends on Anderson Creek.
    Thomas Inman expects to start to the logging camp at Pokegama, Klamath County, in a day or two with a load of fruit and vegetables.
    H. McElfresh and family, from Centralia, Washington, arrived in Talent this week. Mr. McElfresh has been in poor health and comes to Southern Oregon hoping to be benefited.
    A gentleman by the name of Glenn, who with his family have been stopping in Medford for a few days, came up to Talent the first of this week and is looking for a place to locate.
    We understand that M. L. Pellett has bought an orchard from C. E. Terrill, of Brownsboro, containing some thirty acres. Mr. Pellett and sons have gone over to the orchard to spray the trees and thin the fruit.
Medford Mail, July 19, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Wm. Shoults and family returned to Medford the first of the week.
    Deputy Assessor Whipple spent Sunday at Table Rock, having completed the work assigned him .
    S. F. Morine and family are rusticating in the wilds of Elk Creek. They say that both hunting and fishing are good.
    John Williams has sold and delivered his entire hay crop to his brother, I. F. Williams, the livery man, at Central Point.
    W. R. Dickison, who fell from a load of hay some days ago and was quite seriously bruised up, is around again and able to look over his farm. He had a very narrow escape.
    Harry Nealon is running his binder every day and proving himself quite a machinist. Most anybody can cut grain pretty low, but he is the first one we have seen who could make a success grubbing it.
    Mr. Berrian, superintendent of the U.S. Hatchery, is trying to make arrangements to start a new hatchery at the head of the Table Rock irrigating ditch. This was the site selected by Mr. Hubbard some years ago.
    In our travels over the country we hear a general complaint of short crops. While there are some small crops that will turn out fairly well, the general average will certainly fall far short of the estimates made a month ago.
    We received a letter a few days ago from Rev. Robt. McLean, of Portland, asking for accommodations for himself and one or two others, who will try the fishing in the valley. Mr. McLean declares there is no stream on the coast like Rogue River.
    Farm hands have been scarce this harvest, but so far no one has suffered any loss, only in some cases where the hands become too independent. Some of these fellows tried to run a ranch to suit themselves for one of our farmers, and as a result they had to hit the road in double quick order.                    
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Allen Stricklin, of Sams Valley, spent Tuesday in town.
    W. A. Mann is having lumber hauled for a new residence.
    W.T. Leever is lying very ill at the family homestead near town.
    Mrs. N. P. Thompson made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. W. B. Kincaid is lying very ill at the family home near town.
    David Pence, of Elk Creek, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    Walker Lewis, who is working at the Sterling mine, spent Wednesday here.
    J. J. Fryer and family, of Eagle Point, were trading here the first of the week.
    Mark Applegate passed through here Monday en route to his mines at Elk Creek.
    L. Kelsoe and sons have took a contract to cut fifty tier of wood for Wm. Gibbon.
    James Cornutt, of Pokegama, spent a couple of days here with old friends this week.
    J. S. Sims and family, who have been visiting relatives at Klamathon, arrived home Tuesday.
    Mrs. Hull, of Sioux City, Iowa, is spending the summer with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Norcross.
    Miss Mary Jacobs left for Waldo, Josephine County, Tuesday, where she will spend the summer with her aunt, Mrs. Geo. Wimer.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 3



Meadows Items.
    I. J. Chapman returned from the valley Thursday.
    J. B. Welch made a business trip to Medford Friday.
    James Musty made Moonville a business call Monday.
    The farmers in the Meadows are all busy with their hay.
    Elmer Gall, of Sams Valley, visited friends in the Meadows Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Walker were in Central Point Monday--business.
    Mr. Biden and daughter, Violet, made a trip to Medford last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gardner were doing trading in Central Point Saturday.
    Mrs. Fanny Chaffey and daughter, Nettie, of Medford, are visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. D. P. Greninger and daughter, Audrey, visited Medford Sunday and Monday.
    E. C. Pomeroy went to Medford Tuesday to get the doors and windows for his new house.
    J. H. Farleigh and brother left for Klamath County Wednesday with a load of vegetables.
    Mr. Dodge and son, of Medford, who have been boring a well for E. C. Pomeroy, returned home Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jep O'Harra and daughter, Lelah, of Tolo, visited L. L. Love and family for a few days last week.
    Wm. Carter and daughter, Miss Allie, went to Medford Monday, where the latter will remain for some time.
    F. X. Musty and family, late of Washington, have moved onto the place they recently purchased of Geo. Lawrence.
    Wm. Mayfield and son, Joe, made a business trip to Central Point last week and while there purchased a mower, rake and bicycle of Wm. Freeman.
    There will be a school picnic at the Meadows school house on Friday, Aug. 2nd followed by an entertainment in the evening. All are cordially invited to attend both exercises.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 3



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    J. R. Olson went to Sams Valley Sunday.
    A. Dungey was the guest of Mr. Graham last week.
    Mrs. Jas. Taylor visited at Mrs. Lawrence's Monday.
    H. D. Jones, of Rock Point, was in this vicinity fishing Tuesday.
    Mr. Gibbs, of Portland, will open his mine here Monday, with two men at work.
    Mr. Perdue was peddling peaches on this Creek last week. He met with good success.
    Miss Estella Olson visited friends in Gold Hill last week, the guest of the Misses Vroman.
    Mrs. Lizzie Dunkin and sister Clara Olson were visiting Mrs. Jno. Miller and family last Thursday.
    Miss Anna Milligan went to Foots Creek Saturday after Miss Hattie Eaton, who finished the school there Friday.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 5


Wants to Buy Hides
    I am in the market for all kinds of hides, sheep, goat, cow, horse hides and deer skins, with tags on. I will pay highest market price. Call and see me, at the tannery between Talent and Phoenix.
D. ANDERTON.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 7


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
     Henry Nutt left Friday for Elk Creek to be absent several months.
    Mrs. Dave Mardon was visiting in Gold Hill Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Aust. Knotts were doing business in Tolo last Monday.
    Frank Roundtree was transacting business on Foots Creek Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols were doing business in Medford last Tuesday.
    We are glad to say that Mr. Roundtree is improving rapidly under Dr. Darrin's care.
    Mrs. Robert Swinden and daughter, Miss Ada, who have been visiting in Ashland, have returned home.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Brown spent Sunday on Galls Creek blackberrying. There is an immense crop this year.
    Miss Nettie Dodge, an old resident of this place and Gold Hill, left last Sunday for Portland to remain permanently.
    John Knotts and Elmer Higinbotham, who have been prospecting in Siskiyou County, Calif., have returned well satisfied.
    Geo. Swinden and Ed. Gano, of Grants Pass, were visitors at the former's brother, Robert Swinden, last Monday and Tuesday.
    Perry Knotts and Ed. Rhoten have returned home from Del Norte County, Calif., where they have been engaged in prospecting for Dr. C. R. Ray.
    The party at Mr. Roundtree's last Monday night was a pleasant affair, it being their son Ralph's sixteenth birthday. Dancing was the amusement of the evening, after which a candy pulling was enjoyed by the young folks. The party lasted till a late hour when all returned to their respective homes well pleased with the evening's entertainment.

Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Miss Hattie Armpriest returned home from Portland this week.
    Evan Pearce is working for the Broad & Reed Mining Company at present.
    Isaac Coffman has bonded his farm and mine to eastern parties for $4000.
    Mrs. I. E. Sayre, of Utah, is here looking after her mining interests on Forest Creek.
    Bert Coffman, who has been employed at the Sturgis mine, has gone to California.
   Wm. Bostwick has sold his hogs to Medford parties. The price paid was $4.60 per hundred.
    S. R. Coffman will move in a short time from his father's farm to his own place, on Bishop Creek, to reside permanently.
    James Armpriest has milch cows for sale. He also wants to lease some good stubble pasture, with water. Address him at Jacksonville, Ore.
    The owners of the Sunset mine, on Forest Creek, are driving a crosscut to tap the main ledge about seventy-five feet lower than where they have been working. They expect to strike it rich when that point is reached, which will be in a short time.
    Rev. Hoxie, of Williams, Josephine County, will preach at Forest Creek the first Sunday in each month at 11 o'clock a.m. Sunday school every Sunday at 10 o'clock. All are invited to attend.
    John Broad has struck a rich vain of quartz over on Humbug Creek, and has a force of men at work constructing a wagon road to that place. He will haul the quartz to his mill, a distance of two miles, to crush it.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3


Talent News Items.
    Miss Sarah Copeland has gone to Gold Hill for a few days.
    Miss Anna Beeson left for Colestin to spend a couple of weeks.
    R. A. Carter, of Phoenix, was doing business in Talent the first of the week.
    S. G. Netherland came down from the Ashland mine the first of this week.
    Mr. McCullum, who came here a couple of weeks ago from Eugene, has gone to California.
    Mr. McElfresh, who bought the John Dyar place on Wagner Creek, has taken possession of the same.
    Nathan Feierstine and family and Firman Conch have gone to the mountains to gather blackberries, and expect to be gone five or six weeks.
    Your correspondent from Talent went to Grants Pass on Friday of last week to attend the Free Methodist camp meeting, returning home Sunday evening.
    F. D. Netherland, who has been stopping on his place on Big Butte for the last couple of months, came home Sunday evening last and is now at work in his blacksmith shop.
    Van Dunlap and C. S. Sargent of Phoenix, who have bought out the stock of goods from Mrs. Edwards, of Talent, are putting in more shelving and are preparing to enlarge their stock.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Dr. C. R. Ray left Tuesday for New York City on a business trip.
    Ivan Humason and Al Cowgill returned Monday from Cinnabar Springs where they have been rusticating the past few days.
    J. R. Landreth returned home last week from Baker City, where he has been engaged in milling and mining the last few months.
    W. H. Mead, of Spokane, has bonded the Tin Pan and Lime Kiln Club quartz mines on Galls Creek, of Reed and Kramer, of Grants Pass, for sixty days at $10,000.
    Mr. Blakely, the mining expert of New York City, has been looking over the Ray Company's properties in this district for the past few days. He left for Seattle Tuesday and will return here in about ten days.
    Engineer J. S. Howard has located his camp at Maple Spring, just below Tolo, in surveying the Ray canal. It is to be of large dimension, crossing Bear Creek at Tolo, taping [sic] the desert and Eagle Point, and heading at the falls near Prospect.
    Surveyors commenced Monday surveying and staking for a log railway from the mouth of Foots Creek, taping the fine body of fir timber in that district. Mr. Stansell, manager of the lumber company, has decided to bridge Rogue river at the mouth of the creek and put the mill plant on the Southern Pacific railroad one mile above Woodville. The company now has about thirty men employed in doing preliminary work.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. J. P. Hoagland is very ill at her home, near town.
    Robt. Lewis, of Elk Creek, was trading here the first of the week.
    O. C. Purkeypile and family of Gold Hill are visiting relatives here.
    G. W. Walker is hauling the lumber for John Clark's new residence.
    Frank Galloway made a trip to his farm, near Beagle, the first of the week.
    Mr. Glass, of Beagle, has his thresher in this vicinity and is doing good work.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Scott are at Grants Pass visiting their daughter, Mrs. Marcus Day.
    Rev. G. W. Black, formerly of this place, but now of Burns, is visiting old-time friends here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Shrieve, of Wisconsin, are visiting Mrs. M. E. Grieve, who is a sister of Mr. Shrieve.
    Gus Morris and Wm. Kenney are learning to be stone cutters, under the direction of J. W. Jacobs, who is an expert at the trade.
    Prof. A. J. Hanby has purchased the residence formerly owned by L. H. Newton, on Laurel Street, and will occupy the same in a short time.
    O. O. Kincaid, who is employed as bookkeeper for the First National Bank at La Grande, was summoned home last week on account of the serious illness of his mother, but did not arrive until after her death, Saturday morning.
    We are called upon to chronicle the death of Mrs. W. B. Kincaid, an old and highly respected pioneer, which occurred at the family home near town last Friday, July 26th. She leaves a husband, four sons, one daughter and six grandchildren, besides a host of friends, to mourn her loss. She died on the seventy-second anniversary of her birth. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and a woman of sterling worth who will be greatly missed in this community. The family has the sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3



Colestin News Items.
    Hammocks seem to be in demand.
    The Misses Galey, of Ashland, arrived Monday to camp.
    Mr. Watson and Kate Emery, of Ashland, spent Sunday here.
    A. S. Bliton and family, of Medford, spent Sunday at the springs.
    Mrs. Olwell, of Central Point came on Monday to stay at the hotel.
    Misses Virginia Woodford and Edith Cranfill, of Medford, are here for a two weeks' outing.
    Attorney Hartson and family, of Medford, pitched their tents Monday, preparatory to several weeks' stay.
    Miss Allen, of Fort Jones, who has been teaching near Hornbrook, is spending part of her vacation here.
    Mrs. K. K. Kubli and Misses Jo Orth and Jo Donegan, of Jacksonville, spent Sunday here with friends.
    Mrs. I. A. Merriman and son spent Sunday here visiting her mother, Mrs. Bellinger, who is camping.
    Mrs. R. W. Clark and daughters Marian and Helen, left for their home in Grants Pass Monday evening after a ten days' outing.
    Editor Voorhies and family, of Grants Pass, arrived Tuesday morning and will remain for an indefinite period of time for the benefit of their little son's health.
    Merchant Truax and Robert Eberle came up Saturday from Grants Pass and returned Sunday with their families, who have been spending several weeks at the hotel.
    Open-air concerts are held frequently on the hotel veranda. At the concert held Sunday evening, Mr. Watson, one of Ashland's favorite singers, entertained the crowd with several vocal selections.
    Messrs. Lloyd Collar and Buffalo Ackerman, of Yreka, Calif. came up Saturday for a two weeks' outing, and they seem to have "collared" everything in sight from the steam shovel to the "Dead Beat Camp."
    D. T. Lawton and daughters left Monday for their home in Medford, having spent a delightful month rusticating. Mrs. R. T. Lawton will remain a few weeks longer and on Friday expects to be joined by her son, West, and his family.
    A crowd of Ashland people came up Saturday night, but finding the hotel full they spent the hours till morning on the benches and in the spring house drinking soda water. A soda water drinking contest was held by them in which one young lady broke the record by drinking fifteen cupfuls.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 3


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. Dungey made a flying trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Fires have been raging of late in the vicinity of the old Klippel Mill.
    Wm. And Isaac Damewood and C. Masterson left for the coast Monday.
    R. Cook returned from California last week for a visit with home folks.
    Miss Blanche Rodgers, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Minnie Olson Tuesday.
    H. B. Olson and son, Hans, made a trip to Grants Pass one day this week.
    Sam'l Hodges passed through here Monday on his way to Crescent City.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin and daughter, Bertha, were visiting in Gold Hill Sunday.
    H. Deboy preaches every other Sunday at the school house. Everybody is invited to attend.
    As George Dunkin was coming home from his work last Friday evening he came across a huge rattle snake which had seven rattles and a button. He killed it after fighting with it a long time. It was the first large rattle snake found for several years.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    James Williams, of Portland, is visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. Christian Downing is visiting relatives at Ashland this week.
    Mr. Amick, of Beagle, was trading in our town Wednesday.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made Eagle Point a professional visit Wednesday.
    Miss Meta Morine, of Table Rock, was shopping here Wednesday.
    T. J. Downing, of Ashland, was visiting relatives here this week.
    B. F. Peart, blacksmith for Fish Lake Ditch, spent Sunday at home.
    Booth Lee, who has been working on the Fish Lake Ditch, came home this week.
    Mrs. A. E. Mack was adjudged insane last week and taken to the asylum at Salem.
    Joseph Boswell will leave for Callahan, Calif., in a few days to seek employment.
    Mrs. Fred Roper, of Grants Pass, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Williams.
    Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Williams, of Oregon City, are spending a few weeks with relatives here.
    Frank Manness, who is haying on the Hanley farms near Big Butte, was in town Wednesday.
    Samuel Wayment left for his mine on Pleasant Creek Wednesday, where he will begin operations.
    County School Superintendent Lincoln Savage, of Josephine County, spent Wednesday in our town.
    Mrs. Joseph Hoagland, who has been very ill for several weeks, left for Portland Wednesday evening, where she goes to enter the Good Samaritan Hospital, for treatment.
    District Attorney Reames was here Tuesday and summoned Dr. Parson, of Ashland, and Drs. Kirchgessner and Pickel, of Medford, and held a post mortem examination on the late W. A. Mann.
    William A. Mann was born in the state of Virginia, August 3, 1848, and died at his home in Central Point August 5, 1901, age 53 years. Deceased moved to Missouri and was there united in marriage with Elizabeth Ball in 1867, and came to Oregon in 1879. He passed away after suffering five days from strangulated hernia, and leaves a wife and three children and five grandchildren to mourn his loss.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 3



Trail Creek Items.
    Born--On July 22, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale, a son.
    Fred Inlow has gone to Klamath County to work through haying.
Rev. Starmer delivered a very interesting sermon at the Trail House last Sunday afternoon.
    The weather here has been extremely warm the past few days, the thermometer registering 104 in the shade.
    J. R. Morrison and family, accompanied by Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald, visited relatives at the Trail House Saturday and Sunday.
    Fruit is abundant in this vicinity this season. Wild blackberries are plentiful, and several parties are now camping up on Elk and Trail Creek gathering them.
    Died--On Trail Creek, July 26, 1901, Gussie, son of Carl T. and Emma Sherman, aged nine years. Gussie's untimely taking away was a great shock to his parents and friends, as he seemed to be improving from a siege of rheumatism. The family has the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community.
    B. F. Ragsdale stopped at the Trail House several days recently. He was bringing his wife home from Prineville, where they went last spring for the benefit of his health. While there Mrs. Ragsdale was attacked with la grippe, which run into quick consumption, resulting in her death on July 29th, soon after her return home. She leaves a husband and two little sons to mourn her loss.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    The grain has all been cut and stacked and we are now ready for a thresher.
    Verne Pendleton started for Janesville, Cal., last week to visit his grand-parents.
    Chas. Dickison reports a very pleasant time in Portland last week and wishes he could have stayed another week
    A letter from Will Nichols, who has charge of J. W. Merritt's sheep, says that the forest fires are doing great damage to both range and timber.
    The county court has ordered some very substantial repairs done on the Bear Creek bridge near Central Point, which is good news to us, as the old structure was absolutely unsafe.
    A man from Portland connected with Paige & Co., fruit dealers, told us that he had bought the entire crop of peaches from the Shipley orchard, Sams Valley, and thought there would be ten thousand boxes.
    We have received two letters from parties in Arizona, asking us to look up some small tracts of land, centrally located in Rogue River Valley, as they are going to move here soon and will buy homes to locate on permanently. They are good citizens and will be an acceptable addition to any neighborhood.
    W. J. Honeyman, of the firm of Honeyman & McBride of Portland, put business aside for a couple of days and tried his luck fishing in Rogue River with a fly made in Scotland that is supposed to tempt any salmon. He only succeeded in hooking a few, which was disappointing to him. But he will try again later on.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    E. C. Wells and family left this week for an outing at Newport.
    H. B. Nye, of Medford was a pleasant caller here last Saturday.
    W. A. Carter returned home Monday from California, after an absence of several weeks.
    T. M. Reed returned Monday from a trip to California, where he has been upon business for the past week.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm and J. L. Hammersley and their families left last week for Dead Indian springs for an outing.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg left Tuesday for McCallister springs, accompanied by Miss Florence Bolt and John Donegan.
    J. H. Beeman is much improved in health. He left Sunday for McCallister springs to remain for the rest of the heated term.
    The liverymen of this place have been busy the past two weeks conveying timber men, mostly from Michigan, to Evans creek, Big Butte and the Meadows.
    Salmon fishing in the river is at its best now. Andy Bailey is the boss angler here in town. For the past few days he has averaged from fifteen to thirty a day, weighing from three to fifteen pounds.
    It is becoming very smoky in this section of the country. The past week large forest fires have been burning near by on Sardine Creek mountains, Water Gulch and Gold Hill, on the side next the river.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3


Colestin News Items.
    New campers arriving daily.
    Fred Roper, of Ashland, is registered at the hotel.
    Mrs. A. J. Collar, of Yreka, Calif. came up last week and will remain for some time.
    Postmaster Miller, of Jacksonville, spent Saturday and Sunday at the springs.
    Mrs. Clarence Reames and sister, Miss Mary Colvig, of Jacksonville, are enjoying an outing here.
    Lee Jacobs and family, of Medford, came up yesterday and will enjoy a few weeks' camping.
    F. B. Ackerman returned to his home in Yreka Sunday, after a week's enjoyment at the springs.
    Miss Rosa Chapman and Fred Roper walked to Coles, Calif. Tuesday and returned on the afternoon train.
    Mesdames Iunker, Jr., Eugene Dowling and Miss Nellie Dowling, of Yreka, Calif., are registered at Hotel Colestin.
    Fred Luy, E. N. Warner and J. W. Lawton, of Medford, came up Saturday night and remained until Monday evening.
    Miss Julia Fielder, of Central Point, who has been in camp here for the past month, returned to her home last Friday evening, much improved in health.
    Misses Mae Merriman and Blanche Toft, accompanied by C. O. Ramsey, of Medford, came up on Sunday morning's early train and spent the day drinking soda water and visiting friends.
    Miss Ruth Williams and Miss Bertha Prunty, of Hornbrook, Calif. arrived Tuesday evening for a few days' visit with their friend, Miss Mary Davison, who is camping here.
    A crowd from here consisting of Mesdames Dowling, Iunker, Collar, Misses Julia and Daisy Olwell, Mary Colvig, Edith Cranfill, Virginia Woodford and Messrs. Chas. Telford and Lloyd Collar went to Siskiyou Tuesday afternoon and walked back through the tunnel. They succeeded in getting some very fine kodak views of the tunnel and the trestles.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    C. Ragsdale is here from California this week visiting relatives.
    F. M. Amy has finished his new residence and now occupies the same.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, of Medford, were visiting friends here Tuesday.
    C. J. Jeffries and J. H. Gay left this week for Butte Creek to spend a few days camping.
    Mrs. F. F. Williams and family are enjoying an outing in the Butte Creek country.
    Messrs. Karney and Sims left for Medford Thursday to build a residence in the suburbs.
    Mrs. Christian Downing, who has been visiting relatives in Ashland, returned home Wednesday.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Mann and son, John, left for Klamath County Wednesday to spend a couple of weeks.
    Mr. Wright, of Great Falls, Montana, is here upon a visit to his daughters, Misses Bessie and Rose Wright.
    James Grieve and his sister, Mrs. Helen Little, and Thos. Herriott left for Prospect Monday to spend a few days.
    James Shields and C. Magruder and their families, who have been camping, returned home the end of the week.
    A large number of our citizens attended the funeral of the late Thomas Wright, of Willow Springs precinct, Thursday.
    Dr. Hinkle has just received one of the finest assortments of clocks, watches and jewelry. Call and see before going elsewhere.
    Henry Hodge sold his home Wednesday to J. W. Gilmore, late of the Willamette Valley. He has bought the residence on Laurel Street owned by John Karney, and will move there in a few days.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Knotts and son, Perry, were Medford visitors last week.
    Mrs. Higinbotham and children spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Knotts.
    Emmett Sutton is engaged with the Savage threshing machine this summer.
    Mr. Tryon, of Kanes Creek, left last Friday for Washington to remain permanently.
    Fred Brown left Monday for Grants Pass with a load of lime from his mine on Kanes Creek.
    Messrs. Roundtree and Sanborn left last Thursday for Reno, Nevada, to be absent three months.
    Miss Nora McKinney is at present stopping in Gold Hill with Mrs. I. H. Deboy, who is very ill we are sorry to say.
    Messrs. Sanborn and Reese have dissolved partnership in the Roaring Gimlet mine, the latter resuming ownership.
    Scott brothers, of Central Point, have finished baling about thirty ton of hay for Elmer Nichols and returned to their home.
    Mrs. Al Boggs and children, of Hornbrook, Calif., who have been visiting relatives and friends on Kanes Creek, returned home Sunday.
    Mrs. Roundtree and children, Charley Householder and sister, Miss Nina, have returned from the Bybee Springs, on Evans Creek, where they have been rusticating.

Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 5



Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Mrs. Anna Davies was visiting with home folks last week.
    John Winningham made a business trip to Roseburg last week.
    James Davies is expected home from England about the 1st of September.
    Dan'l. Pearce has returned from Klamath County, where he has been working.
    James Armpriest was looking after his business interests on Griffin Creek last week.
    Mel Pearce has gone to San Francisco to take a course of study in civil engineering.
    Lewis Caton has returned home from Fort Klamath, where he went to work during haying.
    John Winningham expects to leave next week for Crater Lake with a party of pleasure seekers.
    We had a refreshing rain on Forest Creek on the 8th inst., which proved quite beneficial in clearing away the smoke.
    Fred and Walter Armpriest have been hauling lumber from Williams Creek to Medford, to be used in making improvements on their father's property at that place.
   James Armpriest has two or three good milch cows for sale, at from $35 to $40. Will take in exchange good wheat or two or three tons of alfalfa hay, delivered in Medford.
    The Sunset mine owners are still blasting in hard bedrock, expecting to tap their ledge from seventy-five to on hundred feet lower down than it has ever been worked before. As this ledge gave a great many tons of rock near the surface ranging from $30 to $40 to the ton, the owners think by tapping it lower down they will strike it very rich.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    S. Wilson is expected home from Fort Klamath this week.
    Ira Dawson has returned home from Sisson, California.
    The weather is much more pleasant this week than last.
    We are sorry to learn that little Harry Sherman is quite ill.
    There will be a dance in the Weaver Hall next Friday, August 16th.
    Miss Julia Martin, who has been visiting at Klamath Hot Springs for some time, returned home last week for a short stay.
    Jasper Hannah and Miss Macklin were visiting on Trail Saturday, the guests of Misses Marie and Maggie Wilson.
    Messrs. Haskins and Obenchain and daughters, Misses Joysie and Gertrude, are up from Gold Hill on a hunting expedition.
    Rev. Starmer will hold service in the Trail Creek Church a week from next Sunday. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 5


Colestin News Items.
    R. B. Lawton, of Medford, spent Thursday here.
    Mrs. Hull, of Hornbrook, came up Friday for a few weeks' outing.
    J. W. Lawton, of Medford, visited with his family here over Sunday.
    Mrs. Fred Luy and sons, of Medford, arrived here Thursday to camp several weeks.
    Messrs. Ray McKinney and Leon Howard, of Medford, spent Sunday at the springs.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Vawter came up from Medford Saturday for a few weeks' stay.
    Mrs. A. P. Elmer, of Jacksonville, is visiting here, the guest of Mrs. M. Bellinger.
    Miss Laura Bennett, of Medford, visited with Miss Jessie Macauley a few days this week.
    Mrs. A. J. Collar returned to her home in Yreka Sunday, after a ten days' sojourn at the springs.
    Misses Virgie Woodford and Edith Cranfill returned to their homes in Medford Saturday.
    Mrs. Clarence Reames and sister, Mary Colvig, returned to their home in Jacksonville Saturday.
    Miss Juanita Day, of Fairmont, Minn., is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. W. Lawton, for a few days.
    Attorney Frank A. Huffer and sisters, Ollie and Daisy, of Jacksonville, arrived here Friday for a few days' outing.
    Jos. Kelley and family, of Medford, came up Sunday. Mr. Kelley returned the same evening, but the family will remain several weeks.
    S. E. Cole stopped off here Wednesday on his way home from Klamathon for a few days. He returned to his home in Medford Saturday.
    Misses Mary Davison and Bertha Prunty, of Klamathon, and Miss Ruth Williams, of Hornbrook, left for their homes Friday after several weeks' stay.
    Mrs. John Miller, of Jacksonville, and son, Harry, of San Jose, Calif., spent a few days here the first of the week, the guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Robinson.
    Mrs. Eugene Dowling, of Yreka, who has been here for some time, was called to Hornbrook last Friday to attend the bedside of her brother, who is quite ill.
    Last Wednesday evening Masters Telford, Sutherland and Harrison gave a bonfire party near the cold water spring to about fifty of their friends. Music was the principal feature of the evening and the company were treated to some very pretty selections, among which was a solo by Mrs. Chas. Iunker, with guitar accompaniment. At a late hour the crowd dispersed, voting the young men royal entertainers.
    There was quite a pleasant party gathered at the camp of Miss Mary Davison on Thursday night. Music and games of various kinds were indulged in after which refreshments were served and so adjourned, voting it one of the most pleasant occasions of the season. Those present were Misses Annie Beeson, Rosa Chapman, Edith Cranfill, Virgie Woodford, Maggie Bellinger, Jessie Macauley, Lelah Wilson, Ethel Macauley, Eva Myers, Bertha Prunty, Ruth Williams, Edmonia Davison, Sadie Powell, Annie Towne, Messrs. Chas. and Ray Telford, Sidney Cole and Robert Lawton.
Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 3


Talent News Items.
     J. I. Patten, of Big Butte, was a Sunday visitor here.
    Jeff. Bell went to Medford the first of the week on business.
    Jas. and Henry Helms have gone to Huckleberry Mountain to gather berries.
    John Conway has moved his house onto his lot just north of the Baptist Church.
    Miss Anna Jeffrey came up from Medford Tuesday for a visit with friends in this section.
    Mrs. Brittain and Mrs. Anspach and Mr. and Mrs. Bennett left Wednesday morning for California for a brief visit.
    Marion Bennett and family and Mrs. Mary Anspach, of Iowa, were here this week visiting with D. P. Brittain and family.
    John Van Sickle and his brother-in-law, of Kansas, who have been visiting here the guests of I. N. Hewes and family, left Sunday evening for their home.
     F. P. Roper and family, who have been living at Bakersfield, Calif. for some time, arrived here Tuesday evening. We are informed that Mr. Roper will go into business at Phoenix.
    Rev. Bogue, of Myrtle Creek, who has been over in Klamath County in search of a place that would be beneficial to his wife's health, was in Talent Wednesday and spent the day with M. D. Wilson and family.
Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Miss Ada Swinden was visiting in Gold Hill last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mardon were Gold Hill visitors Thursday.
    Miss Nina Householder is at present the guest of Miss Effie Roundtree.
    We are sorry to say that Mrs. Perry Knotts' little daughter has been quite ill.
    Frank Roundtree and Ed Swinden were transacting business in Medford last week.
    Mr. Bean left on Monday for Idaho to work the remainder of the summer in the mines.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham were doing business in Sams Valley Wednesday.
    Mr. Roundtree and son, Ralph, returned home from Applegate Friday where they have been after blackberries.
    John Brown was at Grants Pass Saturday with a load of lime. He was accompanied by his wife, who went to visit friends. 
    Geo. Rolland has returned from Evans Creek where he has been on a hunting trip. We have not heard what success he had.
    The dance at Elmer Nichols' Saturday night was a social success in every respect, and kindly speaking, much credit is due the host and hostess.
    The weather is extremely warm at present, with the atmosphere full of smoke which adds to the heat. A shower of rain would be gladly welcomed by all.

Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Harry Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Sunday here.
    Mrs. E. Ross made Jacksonville a business trip last week.
    W. J. Virgin, of Ashland, was here on business this week.
    S. F. Godfrey, of Beagle, was doing trading here Wednesday.
    J. B. Williams and mother made Ashland a visit the first of the week.
    Mrs. Rose Bartlett, of Portland, is visiting her mother, Mrs. M. M. Cooksey.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, visited relatives here last Sunday.
    P. L. Simpkins, and family, late of Woodville, have become residents of our town.
    B. F. Peart, who is blacksmith for the Fish Lake Ditch Company, spent Sunday at home.
    Mrs. Helen Little spent last week with her brother, Wm. Grieve, and family at Prospect.
    Thos. Herriott and Jas. Grieve, who have been camping up near Prospect, returned home this week.
    Mrs. Lyons, formerly a resident of this city, now of Portland, spent a few days here this week with old friends and acquaintances.
    Allen Stricklin and family, of Table Rock, left last week for Anderson, Josephine County, for a few weeks' visit with relatives.
    S. A. Thompson and family and Mr. Wilson, of Condon, this state, arrived here Thursday and will make this place their future home.
    O. O. Kincaid, bookkeeper for the First National Bank at La Grande, who has been visiting relatives here for the past month, returned home Saturday.
    Mrs. Mary Vincent, accompanied by her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myers, of Sams Valley, made relatives at Yreka, Calif., a visit last week.
    Mrs. Hull, of Iowa, who has been visiting here with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Norcross, for the past month, left for her home Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Myers, of Sams Valley, who have lived together over sixty-five years and have great-grandchildren, took their first ride on a train last week. Although they are both past the four score years, they were highly delighted with the trip.
WRIGHT--WHITTLE
    The J. M. Gibson home was the scene of a happy wedding party Tuesday, August 20, 1901, at 2 o'clock p.m., when Mr. Fred W. Wright, of Great Falls, Mont., and Mrs. Luella Gibson Whittle, of this city, plighted solemn vows at the hymeneal altar. Rev. J. C. Gregory, pastor of the M.E. Church, performed the marriage ceremony in his usual good style. The groom is a prominent official of the Great Northern Railway Company at Great Falls, having been in their employ for nineteen years. He is a member of the Episcopal Church at that place and is well and favorably known. The bride is one of our most accomplished young women and universally liked and respected. She is a member of the M.E. Church and president of the Ladies Aid Society. Only relatives and intimate friends attended the wedding. Those who witnessed the happy event were Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Robinett, Mrs. David Lynes, Mrs. Marie Purkeypile, Mrs. Lyons, of Portland, Mrs. T. W. Johnson, of Medford, Mrs. J. C. Gregory, Misses Lizzie Gibson, Bessie Wright and Rosa Wright. After dinner the afternoon was spent in social converse until the arrival of the 5 o'clock train where the happy couple took their departure for their future home at Great Falls. They have a host of friends here who extend heartiest congratulations and wish them a long and happy life together.
Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 3



Table Rock Items.
    Wm. R. Dickison has been marketing a lot of very fine melons and is convinced that he has land which will yield as great a profit as any in Southern Oregon.
    From a party who has visited the huckleberry patch we are told that there are very few berries to be had this year, which will be a great disappointment to the many annual visitors.
    The farmers of this section made arrangements with Messrs. Bradshaw and Stevens to come in and do our threshing next week, notwithstanding the report that the Glass machine will finish up here.
    The old soldiers are preparing for a splendid time at their reunion at Central Point this year. It is said that the literary exercises will be far above the average and they naturally expect a good attendance.
    Chas. Dickison and Arthur started for Elk Creek Wednesday on a hunting trip.  They are advised by friends to take along about ten dollars for bait, as deer are very wild these days. They expect to be gone six or seven days.
    We have an industry in our part of the country which seems to be in a flourishing condition and even the drought does not affect it in the least. A gentleman from Applegate is catching turtles and fattening them for the San Francisco market. He has over three thousand now and says he has made an average of ten dollars a day since he began work. He will ship Nov. 15th.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    G. S. Samuels and family intend moving to Medford in a short time.
    Quite a number of our citizens have gone to Applegate to work in the hop fields.
    Wm. Edgely, late of Colorado, is making his home with his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Beal.
    Mary A. Mee and Mrs. J. Hinkle visited relatives and friends on Applegate last week.
    Dr. Hinkle received a large assortment of watches and jewelry the first of the week.
    Mrs. G. F. McConnell and Mrs. L. L. Merrick, of Ashland, were the guests of Mrs. J. W. Merritt last week.
    Mrs. Lizzie Mann and son, John, who have been paying relatives in Klamath County a visit, returned home Wednesday.
    Mr. F. F. Conover and Elizabeth Shattuck were married at the M.E. parsonage Aug. 21st by Rev J. C. Gregory. Their many friends extend congratulations to the happy couple.   
    Thursday, Aug. 22nd, there was a double wedding at the home of Mrs. Dacy J. Stidham, when Mr. I. J. Purkeypile and Miss Estella Stidham, Mr. John E. Ross and Miss Lizzie Stidham were united in marriage by Elder A. J. Hanby, of Phoenix. Mr. Purkeypile is the Southern Pacific Company's agent here, and Mr. Ross is assistant clerk for Mr. Purkeypile. The young ladies have been teaching in the county for ten years. All the parties are well and favorably known, and have a host of friends who wish them a happy and prosperous life.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 3



Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Fruit is fairly good on Forest Creek though vegetables are rather scarce.
    Mrs. Clara Stewart, of Fossil, Or. is visiting her sister, Mrs. Armpriest, here.
    We learn that J. Broad will commence soon to crush ore from his Oregon Bell mine.
    Fred and Walter Armpriest are hauling wood from their father's timber land on Griffin Creek to Medford.
    J. D. Pearce and family and Rev. and Mrs. Hoxie will start in a few days for the huckleberry patch on Rogue River.
    Fred and Walter Armpriest moved sixty head of hogs from Forest Creek to a pasture near Central Point last week.
    In an interview with Jacob Parks, a farmer of Little Applegate, we learn that the potato crop is very short in that section.
    We believe there would be an opening for a good teacher to secure a school on Forest Creek by applying to the directors soon.
    Lee Caton and family will leave for the huckleberry patch on Rogue River this week. He will be accompanied by his father.
    The Sunset mine owners are still blasting in hard bedrock to tap their lead lower down, though they had not succeeded at last accounts.
    Miss Hattie Armpriest has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. Anna Davies. She is now with her parents on Forest Creek and will return to Portland on Saturday's train.
    The company that bonded the Isaac Coffman farm and mine for $4000 failed to materialize. This is a good opening for some enterprising business man to invest in a paying proposition.
    W. R. Stanfell, the milling and mining man across the divide, tells me he has purchased the Lucky Queen mine and that he is running a tunnel to tap the ledge lower down and is expecting to strike it any day. He has a force of men at work on his mill site.
    John Atterberry, a former resident of Forest Creek, but now of Siskiyou County, Calif., is back on business. He reports that business is booming near there in the mines and also in dairying, there being at the present time about 500 cows being milked in and around Fort Jones.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    Miss Richardson is visiting relatives near Central Point this week.
    Miss Julia Martin is visiting her mother and other relatives on Trail Creek.
    E. W. Hunter passed by here on his way up Rogue River on a fishing and hunting expedition.
    O. E. Heatherly has returned from his trip to Crescent City and will move his family to Central Point.
    Jesse Richardson is now employed at the Nelson sawmill, six miles below here, at the mouth of Long Branch.
    S. Wilson is hauling lumber from the J. B. Welch sawmill to put up a house on his tract of land on Canyon Creek.
    The fish hatchery is running in full blast now. United States Fish Commissioner J. W. Berrian is the right man in the right place.
    Mrs. Geo. Phillips of Gold Hill has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Watkins, of the Rogue River ferry, for the past week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale and son passed through Trail last week on their way home from a visit with Mr. R.'s mother, of Sams Valley.
    T. B. Dawson and son Robert, have returned from Fort Klamath, at which place they have been for the past six weeks putting up hay for Mr. Cronemiller.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Foster visited with relatives at Trail Sunday. Mrs. Foster has just completed a three months' term of school at Asbestos, and has given general satisfaction.
    Rev. Starmer preached two very interesting sermons here Sunday. In the forenoon he preached the funeral sermon of little Jakie Dawson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Dawson.
    Cornelius Inlow and son, Bert, stopped at the Trail House one day last week on their return from moving Mr. Tarbell's household goods to his new home that he has lately purchased, situated above J. G. Briscoe's.
    There was a special meeting of the school board of district No. 45 called last Saturday for the purpose of making arrangements to begin the erection of a new school house to take the place of the one that was burnt down four years ago. The directors also investigated the school books used the three years that S. Wilson was school clerk and found everything perfectly satisfactory.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    John Clark moved into his new residence this week.
    Miss May Tiffany, of Ashland, is visiting old friends here.
    Misses Clara Love and Issie Rowe visited relatives at Ashland last week.
    Mrs. Mary Sisemore, of Sams Valley, is the guest of Mrs. M. Cooksey this week.
    Jas. Shields and S. A. Thompson left this week for the huckleberry patch for a few days' camping.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thomas left this week for Eagle Point, where they will have charge of a hotel.
    Frank Galloway and J. A. Mann and their families are working in the hop yards near Grants Pass.
    Mrs. F. A. Moore and children left for Klamathon Friday to visit her mother, Mrs. Stephen Cornutt, who is very ill.
    Mrs. Frank Mingus, of Grangeville, Idaho, who has been visiting relatives here the past month, left for her home Tuesday.
    Prof. Hanby and family arrived here Friday and are now occupying the residence which they recently purchased from H. Corum.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place, will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday. All are cordially invited to attend.
    The members of the G.A.R. and W.R.C. are making great preparations for the soldiers' reunion which will be held at the fair grounds for five days, beginning September 23rd.
Medford Mail, September 6, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mr. and Mrs. I. Humason visited Jacksonville Tuesday upon business.
    Messrs. Brown and McNeil finished the hose cart building and bell tower, on Third Street, last week, and the new fire bell has been placed in position.
    T. C. Massie, the mining man, arrived from the north last week and has been busily engaged in inspecting properties on Evans and Pleasant Creeks. He left Wednesday for Spokane to be gone about ten days.
    E. G. Perham, with a force of men, commenced Monday the work of repairing the river bridge at this place. Nearly all of the timbers will be replaced with new ones causing the bridge to be closed to travel part of the time for the next few days, which will compel those who wish to cross to go use the Rock Point Bridge, two miles below here.
    Messrs. McDonald and Miller have struck it very rich on the E. Ray Mine, two miles up the river from town at a depth of 150 feet. This ……fourth strike on this ledge in the last few years of very rich ore and pockets, it having already produce $40,000. It is better known as the Cox & Lyman Ledge. Experts who have inspected this last strike claim this is no pocket or small pay streak, but the true fissure resembles the Ashland mine in many respects. Messrs. McDonald & Miller have the property bonded.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, Miss Florence Bolt and J. L. Hammersley returned Saturday from their extended trip to McCallister Springs, Fish Lake and Mt. Pitt. They made the ascent to the summit of Mt. Pitt, registered and returned with application blanks for membership to the Mazama, to which they will all subscribe. They give many glowing accounts of their trip. They had a fine view from the summit of the country to the east and south, but the smoky atmosphere prevented a clear view of Rogue River and the valley. Homer Woodcock, of this place, accompanied them in the ascent. This party made eight to register for this year.
Medford Mail, September 6, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Nellie Ray spent Saturday in Medford .
    Born--to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Landreth, of this place, Monday, Sept. 2, 1901, a boy.
    Harry Harvey is having lumber for a new cottage, placed on his lot in the south side of town.
    Mr. L. A. Roberts of Sams Valley was in town Tuesday. He was on his way to Waldo, where he will locate.
    Mrs. Vosel, who has spent two weeks visiting relatives and friends in Roseburg, returned home last week.
    Mrs. G. R. Hammersley returned last week from her extended trip to Iowa, where she has been visiting relatives.
    Miss Floy McNeill, of this place, is employed at the Dardanelles district in "teaching tho young idea how to shoot."
    Mrs. J. Owens and Mrs. S. Flemmings, both of Hornbrook, Calif., are visiting their mother, Mrs. Wyatt, at this place.
    Mr. A Cunningham, formerly of this place has purchased property in Grants Pass and moved his family there to reside permanently.
    Mr. W. E. Darling and Ed Lemming returned, Tuesday, from their extended trip in Klamath Co. where they have spent the summer in the harvest fields.
    Mr. Lee Minkler, of Ashland, has purchased the confectionery stock and business of McDonough & Samuels, at this place, and will take possession immediately.
    Fifield & Co. have purchased the entire stock of dry goods and groceries from N. G. Rogers, at this place, and moved them to their store. Mr. Rogers will move his family to Oregon City, where he has a position awaiting him.
    Mrs. Chas. Stacey, of Medford, accompanied by her sister, Miss May Kellogg, tarried a while with us Tuesday on their return trip from Grants Pass, where they have been visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Kellogg.
    Prof. J. P. Wells came down from Ashland last Saturday, to assume the duties as principal of our school. But school which was intended to have commenced last Monday was delayed one week on account of the non-arrival of the school books which will not be here until Friday.
    Mrs. W. T. Reames who has spent the summer at Crescent City, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Marhoffer returned last Friday. She, in company with her father and mother, spent several days in San Francisco, while on their way. Mr. and Mrs. Marhoffer will extend their trip to eastern states.
Medford Mail, September 13, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Henry Gregory is quite ill at the family home in this precinct.
    Dr. Cole is spending the week at his homestead on Big Butte Creek.
    Mrs. D. J. Stidham fell from her wheel last week and broke her left arm.
    A. Heatherly and family, of Lake Creek, have become residents of our town.
    Wm. Carey, of Gold Hill, spent a day here this week looking after his property.
    Mrs. Mark Welch, who has been visiting relatives in Kansas, arrived home Tuesday.
    Albert Pankey, clerk at Hotel Oregon at Ashland, visited relatives here last week.
    Mrs. Edward Foster, of Beagle, is spending the week with her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Cornish.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pankey, of Bly, Klamath County, are spending a few weeks here with relatives.
    J. A. Mann and family, who have been working in the hop yard near Grants Pass, returned home Sunday.
    Rev. F. O. Bumpus, of Medford, is holding a revival meeting in the Baptist Church this week. All are cordially invited to attend.
    Fred Peninger and family have moved to the Merritt residence, on Railroad Street, and will remain in town for the winter.
    Olwell Bros. and W. H. Norcross have a large number of fruit packers employed at each of their respective orchards and ship several carloads of apples each week.
    Prof. A. J. Hanby is building some additions to his residence and raising the old building on a higher foundation, and when finished will be one of the neatest little cottages in the town.
    C. G. Duncan and family will leave for Iowa next week, where they go to make their future home. These are good people whom we are sorry to see leave us, but wish them success wherever they go.
    At the home of David Grim in this city last Wednesday, a happy wedding party gathered to listen to the words which united the hearts of George E. Wilcox and Miss Clara Grim, by Rev. J. C. Gregory. Both these young people have many friends who wish them much happiness in their new relation.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory closed a three years' pastorate as minister of the M.E. Church here this week and himself and family left for Hillsboro Tuesday, where he will attend the M.E. Church conference, and will receive his appointment for next year's work. Whatever congregation gets him for their minister will be fortunate, as nothing but good words can be said of Mr. Gregory and most estimable family, and they leave a host of warm friends here.
Medford Mail, September 13, 1901, page 3



Connution [Kanutchan] Creek Items.
    Born--On August 30, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Winkle, a son.
    Mrs. Belle Winkle visited her aunt, Mrs. Eli Dahack, one day last week.
    Mrs. E. M. Cox and daughter, Edith, of Big Butte, were visiting friends here last Thursday.
    John Maham, who has been staying with his sister, Mrs. Wm. Winkle, has returned home.
    O. H. Winkle, who has been at Montague, Calif., for the past six months, returned home last week.
    Miss Rosetta Maham has returned home from a week's stay with Mrs. John Smith, who has been quite ill.
    Miss Lettie Conover, accompanied by John Winkle, is paying a visit to her uncle, Frank Johnson, and family, on Rogue River.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams, of Yreka, Calif., accompanied by Mr. Williams' mother, are here on a visit to Mrs. Williams' father, D. B. Winkle and family.
    Misses Lottie Conover, Samantha and Vica Menter and Rosetta Maham and Messrs. John, Edward and D. B. Winkle were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Winkle last Saturday.
Medford Mail, September 13, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Ella Reynolds of Kirksville, Mo, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. A. E. Kellogg.
    Ralph Bacon and sister Jessie left Wednesday, for Eugene, to attend the academy at that place. They were accompanied by their grandmother, Mrs. Combs. Mrs. Bacon will remain here to teach the Willow Spring School this winter and will join them in the spring.
    H. C. Mackey and wife of Medford have been visiting relatives here the past week.
    Fifield & Co. have secured a lease on the I.O.O.F. brick store building occupied by the late S. Rosenthal and will take possession October 1st. It is reported H. B. Nye will move the stock of goods and business from Medford into the building now occupied by Fifield & Co.
    H. B. Nye and H. G. Wortman were in town Wednesday on their way to the Bill Nye Mine, which is continuing its good record of the past. Monday the Nye employees struck a very rich chute, at a depth of 190 feet, of specimen rock and sulphurates, which ore is extremely rich. Mr. Nye showed your correspondent several specimen rock that was from half to one-fifth of pure gold which was taken from the strike Monday.
    Two burglaries were committed at this place the first of the week. Monday night it was W. H. Caine's drug store. Quite a number of very valuable specimen ore from the Bill Nye, Roaring Gimlet, E. Ray and other mines in this vicinity, and some fine toilet articles were taken. Tuesday night the money till in T. M. Reed's Saloon was robbed of about $15 and some fine liquors and cigars were taken. In both places the entrance was forced by removing panes of glass from windows.
Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Hodson, who have been visiting Mr. Knotts and family, left last week for their home in Marshfield.
    The many hop pickers from this neighborhood who left three or four weeks ago for the hop yards, have all returned home.
    Frank Lawrence, of Galls Creek, was transacting business here Monday.
    Mrs. Swinden was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Higinbotham, last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cook, of Galls Creek, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Knotts.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Higinbotham were visiting Mr. Swinden and family last Sunday.
    Miss Fannie Penning, of Tolo, was visiting friends in this neighborhood one day last week.
    Mary Gale is staying with Mrs. Higinbotham and attending school in the Dardanelles district.
    Mrs. Roundtree and daughter, Miss Effie, were the guest of Miss Nina Householder recently.
    Miss Anna Birdsey, who has been in Gold Hill for some time, is visiting her mother, on Kanes Creek.
    Mrs. Hoskins and daughter, Josie, were the guest of Mrs. Joel Stover Sunday, as also Mrs. And Mrs. Perry Knotts.
    John Young, who has been a resident of this place this summer, left Tuesday for Foots Creek to work in a mine.
    We are sorry to say that Mr. Obenchain's two children are quite ill with malarial fever. Mr. Learns and family are also ill with the same complaint.
    Mrs. Birdsey has rented her farm on Kanes Creek to Mr. Noe, of Foots Creek, for a term of years. Mr. Roundtree, the present occupant, will move to Gold Hill.

Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 5



Talent News Items.
    A. W. Countryman is working in Medford this week.
    The Free Methodists are holding a camp meeting here.
    Chas. Talent has gone to Modoc County, Calif., with Jas. Harvey, Sr.
    Mrs. Schneider and family, of Anderson Creek, have gone to the mountains for a few days.
    G. A. Briner and family and Geo. Robinson started last week for the Crater Lake country to be absent a couple of weeks.
    H. Briner and family and his father, L. Briner, of Union, have returned to Jackson County, expecting to make this their future home.
    J. S. Aldridge has purchased E. B. Curry's belongings and rented the David Brower place for the coming year. Mr. Curry talks of going to California.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sam'l. Downs, of Tillamook, Oregon, who have been visiting with Mrs. D.'s daughter, Mrs. R. E. Robinson, left last week for their home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shook, of Klamath County, are visiting relatives in Talent. Mrs. Shook was formerly Miss Stella Hargrave and a stepdaughter of R. A. Gray, of this place.
    D. H. Hanscom has returned from Klamath County, where he went in search of a horse that had strayed away about the first of last June. He had been unable to find any trace of the animal until a few days ago he learned that the horse was at Spencer's in Klamath County.
Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 5



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Elmer Nichols, of Kanes Creek, was here Monday peddling a load of plums.
    Byron Dunkin and family have moved up Rogue River, about four miles from Gold Hill.
    T. Dungey made a trip to Gold Hill Tuesday.
    John Miller is very sick this week, we are sorry to learn.
    H. B. Olson visited Talent last Monday and Tuesday.
    N. Damewood made a trip to his home on Blackwell Hill Saturday.
    J. R. Olson made a trip to Butte Creek Tuesday to visit his uncle, J. E. Olson.
    G. R. Hammersley, of the Gold Hill News, was up this way hunting last week.
    Cal. Dusenberry, accompanied by his mother, passed through here on the way to Medford one day last week.
    Died--on Galls Creek, Sept. 1, 1901, little Willie Ring, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ring, aged one year and six months.
    Mrs. Lucinda Olson was the guest of Mrs. Geo. Hammersley one day last week. Mrs. Hammersley has just returned from the east.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dunkin returned last week from Clatsop County. They were accompanied by Mrs. Hassell, of Roseburg.
Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Jas. Armpriest has milch cows with young calves for sale.
    Lee Caton and family and others of Forest Creek have returned from the huckleberry patch.
    Jas. Davies, the Forest Creek mining man who has been sojourning in England, is expected home soon.
    John Winningham, one of our most respected citizens, has taken up a homestead on Elk Creek and will soon move there.
    Miss Hattie Armpriest, who has been visiting friends and relatives in Southern Oregon, has returned to her home in Portland.
    Several capitalists have been looking at mining property in this section of the country during the past few weeks, with a view to locating.
    Jas. Armpriest has purchased a field of corn of J. H. Bellinger and is engaged in gathering the same to be used in feeding hogs for the market.
    Our school has commenced, with Miss Lelah Anderson for teacher. The attendance is smaller than usual, owing to the fact that quite a number of the pupils are yet away rusticating, and a great many will be retained at home until the fall work is completed.
   The Sunset mine owners are still engaged in blasting. They have struck a spur of the main ledge seventy-five feet below the old works, which they think will develop into a much larger lead than they have ever had before, and the seam appears to be very rich.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Stevens, of Brownsboro, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    Dr. Hinkle has received a large consignment of school books this week.
    Mrs. W. H. Beal, who has been quite ill, is able to be on the streets again.
    Mrs. John Clark will leave for Roseburg, Saturday, to spend a month with relatives.
    R. A. Clark, who leased the C. C. McClendon farm in Sams Valley, is moving there this week.
    Mrs. B. W. Heuston and Miss Maude Pernoll, of Applegate, visited friends here last week.
    Jesse Hamrick and wife, who have been at Igerna the past year, arrived home Monday and will occupy the J. Fredenburg dwelling on Manzanita Street.
    Mrs. M. M. Cooksey, who has been paying relatives at Glendale an extended visit, returned home this week.
    The public school will open here next Monday with Prof. A. J. Hanby, principal, A. O. Freel, Miss Zuda Owens and Mrs. A. J. Hanby as assistants.
    W. R. Kincaid, an old and respected pioneer, died at the family home near town on Tuesday. He leaves four sons, one daughter and six grandchildren to mourn his loss.
    There is a large attendance at the Soldiers and Sailors Reunion at the fairgrounds near town. The only thing that prevents it from being one of the best reunions yet held, is the continued rain.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Ada Carter, of Phoenix, has been visiting friends in town for the past week. 
    Mrs. Ida Betts and son Merrill arrived from Roseburg Tuesday, where they have been located the last few months.
    John McClendon and Jeff Haufman spent several days last week on their homesteads in the Elk Creek District.
    Mr. Childers had a very valuable milch cow killed on the railroad crossing below town Sunday by a passing freight train.
    I. Humason, J. L. Hammersley and W. A. Carter left for Salem and Portland Sunday to attend the state fair and Portland carnival.
    S. Engledow and Charles Moon returned from California Wednesday, where they have been on a prospecting tour the past season.
    Fred Bolt returned from Applegate last Saturday, where he and George Hoffman have been operating their quartz mine in that District.
    Fred Eddings accidentally discharged a 22-cal. rifle and wounded himself quite severely in the foot last Tuesday. Dr. A. C. Stanley dressed the wound.
    C. Vroman has sold his blacksmith shop, tools and business to John Cook of Ashland, who will take possession the first of the month.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Mrs. Frank Jeffries, of Yreka, is visiting relatives here.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Thursday in our town.
    Mrs. L. J. Hannon, of Vashon, Wash., is visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. L. W. Whelpley, of Sams Valley, spent a day here last week.
    A. H. Boothby, of Prospect was in after supplies the first of the week.
    G. C. Duncan and family took Monday evening's train for Iowa, where they go to make their future home.
    Mrs. Alice Lindsay, of Lorella, Klamath County, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Obenchain, of this place, returned home the first of the week.
    The committee that has been arranging the fairgrounds for the soldiers reunion have everything in readiness. The grounds are well cleared and in fine condition. There will be a restaurant on the grounds and everything is being done to make it one of the best reunions ever held in Southern Oregon.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miner spent Sunday in Gold Hill.
    All those reported on the sick list last week are convalescing.
    Messrs. Sutton and Reese are building an addition to their house.
    Henry Nutt, who is working on Elk Creek, spent Sunday with home folks.
    Robt. Swinden, who has been suffering with boils for the past two weeks, is better.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of Central Point, spent last Sunday here the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stover.
    There will be a social dance at Elmer Nichols' on the evening of the 28th. All are cordially invited.
    The Dardanelles school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Floy McNeil, of Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. Knotts, accompanied by Mrs. Rhoten spent several days in Ashland last week visiting relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Norton Eddings, of Gold Hill, spent Sunday on Kanes Creek with Mrs. E's sister, Mrs. John Brown.
    E. Hodson of Roseburg, who has been in this section of the country for several days, returned to his home Sunday evening.
    John Simmons & Co. who have leased the placer ground from E. E. Miner are meeting with good success. Messrs. Elmer, Higinbotham and Williams, two good miners, are working for the company.
    Mr. Haff and Miss Pening were visiting at Mr. Swinden's Sunday afternoon.
    Geo. Higinbotham, of Medford, was visiting relatives here several days last week.
    Elmer Nichols was disposing of a fine lot of prunes to Medford merchants last week.
    We are sorry to say that Miss Gertie Obenchain is not improving at this writing.
    Ed Rhoten and Ed. Swinden are prospecting on Blackwell hill and are meeting with good success.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts and Mrs. Joel Stover were visiting Central Point friends last Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. Knotts and son, John, were transacting business in Jacksonville and Central Point last Monday.
    Dr. Ray's brother has arrived from the East and work will probably commence at the mines in a few weeks.
    Mrs. Dave Warden was unexpectedly called to California Saturday by the sudden illness of her sister, Mrs. Al. Boggs.
    The sociable dance at Elmer Nichols last Saturday night was a decided success and the supper prepared by Mrs. Nichols was excellent.

Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 5



Trail Creek Items.
    Mrs. Ed. Pence visited her father and family last week.
    The quartz mill for the mines on Elk Creek arrived last week.
    J. S. Howard, the surveyor, and his assistants are camped near Trail.
    Miss Maggie Wilson visited with Mrs. Geo. Lynch several days last week.
    The lumber for the new school house at Trail is being put on the ground.
    A. A. Hall and daughter, Belle, made a business trip to Prospect last week.
    Harry Inlow made a trip to Medford last week, as also did Thomas Dawson and his daughter, Mattie.
    B. F. Ragsdale passed here last Saturday on his way up Trail Creek to visit his brother, Jesse, and family.
    Simpson Wilson has his new residence completed and is now occupying it.
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl Skyrman and Mrs. J. G. Briscoe and daughter, Lulu, attended the conference of the M.E. Church, South, which was held at Medford recently. They report having enjoyed the services very much, also having met many old friends and neighbors.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Seymore, recently from Washington, has become a resident of our city.
    Mrs. Creed, a late arrival from Washington, has moved here to make this her future home.
    Mrs. P. S. Loosley, of Bonanza, who has been visiting here, returned home Tuesday.
    Mrs. J. J. Fryer, of Eagle Point, has moved here to remain during the school year, and her grandson, Austin Green, will stay with her and attend school.
    Our school commenced last Monday with Prof. A. J. Hanby as principal, and A. O. Freil, Miss Zuda Owens and Mrs. A. J. Hanby assistants. The attendance is large and everything points to a very successful school for the year.
G.A.R. ENCAMPMENT.
    The 10th Annual Reunion of the Southern Oregon Soldiers and Sailors Association, is among the things that are past; and according to the verdict of those most concerned--members of the G.A.R. and W.R.C.--it has been a complete success in spite of the unfavorable weather.
    The managers are entitled to much credit in the arrangement of the grounds. The first impression formed of their beauty upon entering the gates was not changed by a closer inspection.
    In passing the gates, Old Glory greeted you on the right from a lofty flagstaff, while seemingly guarding it on the left stood the little brass cannon, whose sharp bark has been heard so many times in Southern Oregon.
    Proceeding straight ahead we came to the midway, or W. H. Harrison St., and diverging squarely to the left was Medford St., and to the right Ashland St., with a regular old army shop on the corner.
    Keeping straight on from midway until we passed the old race course gate, we turned to the right, and under the grandstand was the lecture room with a stage at the north end which had been tastefully decorated by the Central Point W.R.C., with flags, bunting and evergreens. The old pool room had been fitted up for a reception room for the ladies of the W.R.C.
    Owing to the inclement weather, the literary exercises did not begin until Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., when it was opened by the Central Point quartette singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
    The address of welcome was unique; an innovation in that line as it consisted of a poem, recited by one of the many bright little Central Point girls it was so truthful in sentiment, reaching back into the days of the Civil War, paying a just tribute to the gray-haired veteran that no flowery oration could have been more appropriate. It was fittingly responded to by B. B. Paull, of Ashland, in a forty-minute speech. After several music exercises, the meeting closed until 7:30 p.m. when Central Point, assisted by Gold Hill, entertained the audience for over two hours.
    The flag drill by nine of Central Point's little girls was the crowning feature of the day, which would be hard to excel in graceful meanderings.
    Stormy weather prevented the attendance of a portion of those who were to assist Grants Pass and Ashland on Wednesday and Thursday, but Central Point gallantly came to the rescue and the exercises were well filled each day and evening by speeches and song, so that no one was disappointed.
    Friday was Medford day. The day opened fair and bright, and was the only fair weather day of the whole week. It was the gala day of the encampment. Frolics of various kinds filled the forenoon. A strong speech by Sanderlin of Coos County in the afternoon, and a grand entertainment at night.
    The recitation by Miss Mae Merriman was exceptionally good and was greatly appreciated. Geo. Merriman Jr.'s minstrel show was a whole circus in itself--and was amusing. The Medford band furnished exquisite and appropriate music for the occasion.
    No effort was spared by the local managing committee to make it pleasant and comfortable for everyone, and take it all in all, it was one of the most enjoyable encampments in the history of the association.
Medford Mail, October 4, 1901, page 3



Willow Springs Notes.
    Miss Isabel Rowe, who has been visiting Medford friends and relatives, returned home Saturday.
    Miss Kate Plymale, of Jacksonville, is visiting the family of Mrs. Jas. McDonough for two or three weeks.
    Quite a number of the young people from Willow Springs attended the reunion at Central Point one evening last week.
    The Willow Springs school commenced Monday last with a good sized attendance. Mrs. Alice Bacon, of Gold Hill, who taught here last year and gave such general satisfaction, is again in charge.
    Martin McDonough, who has been engaged in the cigar and confectionery business at Gold Hill for the past years, has disposed of the business and is visiting home folks for a few weeks.
    Geo. Chapman, one of the most extensive farmers of this section, is contemplating clearing fifteen or twenty acres of his hillside land and planting the same to fruit in the near future. The land is admirably adapted to fruit raising and will surely prove a lucrative investment for the gentleman.
    Jacob Huger's large fruit dryer, which he erected at this place this summer, is being steadily operated to its fullest capacity and is daily turning out several hundred pounds of as fine dried prunes as were ever placed on the market. Mr. Huger has an eleven acre prune orchard here which yielded him a very heavy crop this year.
Medford Mail, October 4, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    Grandma Stancliff is on the sick list.
    Wallace Bishop is erecting a new barn.
    Geo. Dunlap is again located in Phoenix.
    Henry Calhoun has located in Phoenix for the winter.
    Uncle John Coleman is able to be up and around again.
    Owen Dunlap has gone to San Francisco upon business.
    The new store of F. P. Roper is now running in full blast.
    Ed. Hamlin is home on a visit after an absence of two years.
    Frank Bailey is running the Bennett fruit dryer, near Griffin Creek.
    Orchardists are suffering some loss of fruit on account of the rain.
    Mrs. Storey was severely scalded on her face and hands a few days ago.
    J. R. Smith is down from Butte Creek, accompanied by his son, Arthur.
    Matt Calhoun is expecting a visit from some of his folks who live in New Mexico.
    B. R. Stevens and Sam'l. Robbins, of Little Shasta, Calif., are in town upon a visit.
    James Trask has purchased a place in town and is building himself a new home.
    Gus Epps will open a shoe shop in the Roper store. He is a first-class shoemaker.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Epps have returned home after a several weeks' visit with Mr. Epps' parents.
    J. Morton and W. Short went up to the hatchery a few days ago and secured a liberal supply of fine fish.
    Mr. Hearn has moved into his newly purchased property. He now has the nicest little home in Phoenix.
    The old school bell sounds natural after its usual silence. Favorable reports reach us of a well-ordered and well-taught school.
    John Gallagher is again in our community for a short stay, looking after his interests. He reports Santa Monica as a grand place to live.
    Phoenix is to have a new hall in the near future. It will be a large and well-made building to accommodate the lodge and public entertainments.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 3


Talent News Items.
    Chas. Boynton expects to start for California in a few days.
    A. B. Kerby is quite sick and fears are entertained as to his recovery.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jack Horton, of Bonanza, are visiting relative here.
    Messrs. Talent and Wilcox are building a darling house for Jas. Helms.
    S. Sherman has purchased five lots on the east side of the railroad off Main Street, of E. K. Anderson.
    Gilbert Anderson of Lost River Gap, a nephew of E. K. Anderson, was in Talent the first of the week.
    Mrs. O. Anderson and children of Bly, Klamath County, are visiting in Talent. Mrs. Anderson is a sister of Mrs. Crosby.
    M. L. Pellett has taken a force of fifteen men over to Brownsboro to pick apples. He has purchased Chas. Terrill's crop of apples.
    E. P. Hughes, who has been living on the E. K. Anderson place for the past two years, has moved to C. S. Sargent's place, on Coleman Creek.
    The Talent public school opened on Monday, Sept. 23rd, with G. R. Carlock as principal and Miss Anna Jeffrey in charge of the primary department. About 40 pupils are enrolled.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 3


Asbestos Items.
BY UNDINE.
    D. P. Greninger is employed as head workman on Mrs. Clark's new frame barn. Work is progressing nicely.
    Ernest Biden and his sister, Miss Violet, who have been in Medford on business, returned home last Saturday.
    Several parties have been in this section recently looking for timber locations. Our timber land seems to have taken quite a boom.
    A. J. Wooley, a farmer in this section, has sold his property to John Walker, of the Meadows. Mr. Walker will take charge of the place at once.
    Mrs. Laura Clark has gone to San Francisco on business and will be absent a month or six weeks. She left her place in charge of her foreman, Wilford Gardner.
    Jack Walker and his hounds were out in quest of game a few days ago. They succeeded in bagging two large wildcats. Jack is a good hunter and expects to have fine sport this winter.
    We learn that Major Dwight Andrus intends to open up his coal mine located in this vicinity. Such a move would enliven this section of the country to a great extent, as things of interest have come to a general standstill.
    Harry Boussum, while out hunting a short time ago, encountered a large mountain lion. His dog soon put the huge cat up a tree but did not keep it there long for the panther was shy and preferred his liberty to being captured. Mr. Boussum was very much disappointed in not getting a shot at the panther. He says that its track measured seven inches across.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Every residence in our town is occupied.
    Mrs. Lizzie Mann moved in her new house last Monday.
    John Williams, of Sams Valley, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    W. J. Freeman's residence is almost completed, and is a credit to the town.
    E. M. Leever, of Fort Klamath, is spending a few days with relatives here.
    H. V. Hootman and family left for Iowa Monday evening, to make their home.
    Mr. Martin, a prominent sheep buyer from California, is here this week on business.
    R. H. Hodge has opened a grain and feed store in the Daley building on Pine Street.
    Wm. Carey, one of Gold Hill's prominent business men, spent a day here last week.
    Olwell Brothers are shipping carloads of their fine apples every week to eastern markets.
    Mrs. Warren Mee, Applegate, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Hesselgrave, of this place.
    Ralph Newman and family will leave for Klamath Falls in a few days to go into the mercantile business.
    Prof. A. J. Hanby has the tenth grade added to our school, and several went in the class this week.
    E. C. Pomeroy, of Beagle, has bought a residence on [the] east side of town, and will move there in a few days.
    Mrs. Creed, late of Washington, has rented the Henry Wilson residence and will occupy the same in [a] few days.
    W. H. Norcross has a large force of apple packers employed and has one of the best crops of apples ever raised here.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart, the new M.E. pastor for the ensuing year, will preach in church Sunday, Oct. 13th, at eleven a.m.
    Mrs. I. C. Robinett and Miss Myrtle Hurley left for Portland, Friday, where they will visit friends and attend the exposition.
    Mr. Blakeley and family, late of California, who have become residents of our town, are now domiciled in one of Dr. Hinkle's houses.
    Mrs. Jos. P. Hoagland, who has been at the Good Samaritan Hospital at Portland for treatment, has returned home much improved in health.
    Frank Mee, of Grants Pass, spent two days here the first of the week while en route to California to look up a suitable location for the lumbering business.
    J. W. Jacobs and Gus Morris, who are cutting stone for the government post office at Salem, came down from Ashland Saturday and returned Monday.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. McDougal is visiting relatives near Roseburg.
    Annie Birdsey is staying with Mrs. Jos. Hammersley in Gold Hill and attending school at that place.
    Mr. Haff and Miss Pening were visiting at Mr. Swinden's Sunday afternoon.
    Geo. Higinbotham, of Medford, was visiting relatives here several days last week.
    Elmer Nichols was disposing of a fine lot of prunes to Medford merchants last week.
    We are sorry to say that Miss Gertie Obenchain is not improving at his writing.
    Ed. Rhoten and Ed. Swinden are prospecting on Blackwell Hill and are meeting with good success.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts and Mrs. Joel Stover were visiting Central Point friends last Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. Knotts and son, John, were transacting business in Jacksonville and Central Point last Monday.
    Dr. Ray's brother has arrived from the East and work will probably commence at the miens in a few weeks.
    Mrs. Dave Warden was unexpectedly called to California Saturday by the sudden illness of her sister, Mrs. Al. Boggs.
    The sociable dance at Elmer Nichols' last Saturday night was a decided success, and the supper prepared by Mrs. Nichols was excellent.

Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 5


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Thos. Dungey is quite sick this week, we are sorry to learn.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cook made Mrs. T. West a visit Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Tayler were Gold Hill visitors last Monday.
    Our school started Sept. 30th, with Miss Lulu Newton as teacher.
    Miss Olive Dungey, of Blackwell Hill, made her parents a pleasant visit here last Sunday.
    A. Bailey drove a fine band of sheep through here one day last week on his way to the valley.
    Bert Askew, of Grants Pass, was in this vicinity one day last week on his way home from a visit with his brother, L. Askew, at Willow Springs.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Hammersley, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin, N. Damewood and Miss Della Miller were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson Sunday.
    A party of people from this neighborhood and Sardine Creek were fishing in Rogue River Sunday night, and caught a fish weighing from thirty to forty-nine pounds each.
    Mrs. Lucinda Olson returned home Sunday from Gold Hill, where she has been taking care of Mrs. I. E. Deboy, who has been very ill for some time but is now on the road to recovery.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.

    A. W. Sturgis and family are attending the carnival in Portland.
    Lee Caton was purchasing winter supplies in Jacksonville one day last week.
    Mrs. Wm. Bostwick is visiting relatives and friends at Talent this week.
    James Armpriest sold twenty head of fine hogs to Medford buyers last week.
    Born--On Forest Creek, September 26, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Smith, a son.
    Charles Bond and Mark Winningham have gone on a hunting trip to the headwaters of Elk Creek.
    Grandma Dunlap has returned to her home on Bishop Creek after a two weeks' stay in our neighborhood.
    James Davies, the mining man, has returned from his visit to England, and is now preparing for the winter's work at his mine.
    John Winningham has resigned his office as school clerk of this district, and Fred Sturgis has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
    Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Lelah Anderson, of Phoenix. The average attendance is about sixteen.
    Rev. Hoxie will not be here again until the first Sunday in November. He is now at Salem, where he went to attend the German Baptist Conference.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    Grandma Wright is again in our little town.
    Coal has been discovered on the Art Furry ranch.
    The Richard saw mill will be moved this week.
    A. Rose is doing some good road work in and around town.
    Mr. Kleinhammer is busy getting hands to pick his apple crop.
    Minnie Robinson, of Talent, is visiting friends here this week.
    Ed Hamlin will start for Harrison Gulch, California, Wednesday.
    The Hughes boys are busy hauling their crop from the Anderson ranch.
    Mr. Buchanan, of Ashland, was the guest of Elder Brownrigg Saturday.
    The Christian people are collecting money to put a good door in their church.
    There was a special service in the Presbyterian Church Monday night by Mr. Goode of Roseburg.
   Several of our citizens are doing a good business peddling fruit and vegetables over in Klamath County.
    A good dryer would do a paying business here, as there is much fruit wasting, on account of no dryers to dry it.
    A company of negro bilks failed to secure a hall for their entertainment here, so they went on. No coons need apply.
    Mr. Hearn has secured a position as clerk in the new store in place of Walter Stancliff, who is going east in a few days.
Medford Mail, October 18, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    L. C. Bolle and wife, of Wellen, spent two days here this week.
    Mrs. McKinsey is building a residence in the east part of town.
    O. R. Pankey is building a residence on his lots on Laurel Street.
    Mrs. John Williams, of Sams Valley, was shopping here Tuesday.
    Frank Johnson left last week for Los Angeles, where he goes to enter the Soldiers' Home.
    Mrs. D. W. Knutzen and children, of Applegate, are spending the week here visiting friends.
    Mrs. Fred Roper, of Grants Pass, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Williams of this place.
    E. C. Pomeroy, of Beagle, has bought a home here and will occupy the same in the near future.
    W. H. Norcross shipped several carloads of apples this week and would have shipped more if he could have gotten more men to gather the apples.
Medford Mail, October 18, 1901, page 3



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    The farmers are all busy plowing.
    Miss Anna Birdsey, of Gold Hill, visited her mother here last Sunday.
    Mrs. St. Clair, of Roseburg is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. Nutt.
    Mesdames Nichols and Higinbotham were visitors at the school last Friday.
    Elmer Nichols and Mr. Simmons were transacting business in Gold Hill Saturday.
    Miss Rosa Rollan commenced school in the Willow Springs district last Monday.
    Mr. Jones, of Central Point, was transacting business in this neighborhood last Saturday.
    Mrs. E. Rhoten and daughter, Miss Mary, were Medford visitors last Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. Noe, of Foots Creek, took possession of the Birdsey farm, on Kanes Creek, last Monday.
    Mr. Huffman, of Crescent City, Calif., passed through here last week en route to Ashland with a fine band of sheep. He remained here two days the guest of his uncle, Mr. Knotts.

Medford Mail, October 18, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Mrs. J. Hinkle, who has been very sick, is able to be up again.
    Mrs. S. A. Pruett, of Sacramento, is paying her mother Mrs. S. C. Minnick a visit.
    Warren Williams, lineman for the Telephone Company, spent two days here this week, putting in phones.
    Mrs. D. W. Knutzen, of Applegate, who has been visiting her sister, Miss Mary A. Mee, returned home last Friday.
    Several hundred boxes of apples are in the warehouses waiting for cars to ship them. One or two carloads are shipped every day.
    Thos. Leever, who has been employed in the mines of Siskiyou County, Calif. the past year, is making relatives of this place a visit.
Medford Mail, October 25, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Postmaster Reames left Tuesday for Oregon City and Portland on official business.
    H. C. McNeil has sold his residence property, in the Dekum addition, to M. E. Darling.
    The Braden Mine and mill will begin operations again the first of the month with a force of about 40 men.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm was called Tuesday to attend J. B. Welch who is very sick at the Meadows.
    R. L. Darling has purchased the A. J. Olsen property on F Street and will make some improvements soon.
    Kellogg and Darling have leased the Cook blacksmith and wagon shops on D Street, and opened up for business the first of last week.
    Fifield & Company moved their large stock of goods into the brick store last week, and gave a grand opening and reception, Monday, to their many patrons.
    Carter and Crawford have purchased the Prall store building, better known as the Merritt store, and as soon as they can have it fitted up, will put in a first class stock of general merchandise.
    Riley Hammersley came down, Wednesday, on business, from the Hammersley & Chisholm cinnabar mine at the Meadows, and reports everything progressing finely at the several properties in that vicinity.
    Andy Hammersley, of Lakeview, is visiting relatives and friends here. He was given a farewell party in the I.O.O.F. hall on Wednesday evening, which was largely attended by his many friends and all had a good time.
Medford Mail, October 25, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    A band of Gypsies visited our town recently. They know how to beg and steal.
    R. Smith and T. Short got back Sunday from a successful hunt on Rogue River.
    Mr. Pratt and Mrs. Rice arrived in town Friday evening. They are delighted with Oregon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Pefley arrived home from Riverside, Calif. They are tired of Southern Calif.
    Mr. Pellett, of Talent, is rushing his fruit work because there is great danger of loss in his orchard.
Medford Mail, October 25, 1901, page 5


Talent News Items.
    Mrs. Chas. Boynton is quite ill at this writing.
    Mrs. Jeptha Davidson is quite ill with erysipelas.
    Messrs. Richards and Gorsline expect to start their sawmill next week.
    Messrs. Talent and Wilcox have about completed James Helms' new house.
    James W. Harvey returned home a few days ago from his hunting trip. He reports game scarce.
    Mrs. J. W. Fraser, of Grants Pass, came up Saturday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Boynton.
    The apple pickers who have been working for M. L. Pellett have gone to the Kingsbury place, above Ashland, to pick apples for A. D. Helms.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Miss Roberta Rippey is teaching school in Mound district.
    W. H. Norcross shipped two carloads of apples to Portland this week.
    Wm. McDonald, of Ashland, spent a couple of days here last week.
    Apple buyers from Chicago and Portland were interviewing our fruit men.
    Mr. Keizer and family, late of the Willamette Valley, have become residents of our town.
    Wm. Brown, one of the leading merchants of Eagle Point, was in town the first of the week.
    Jesse Wright, who has been at Klamath Falls the past several months, returned home last week.
    Mrs. I. C. Robinett, who has been visiting friends at Portland, Dallas and Albany for the past month, returned home this week.
    J. E. Lamborn, who spent a few weeks here some fourteen years ago, returned recently and has concluded to make this his future home.
    Preaching services are held at the M.E. Church on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month at 11 o'clock a.m. and 7 p.m. An Epworth League has been organized and meets on the same Sundays as above mentioned at 6 p.m. Eleven persons united with the church last Sunday. Rev. Edwin B. Lockhart is the new pastor.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    The Misses Noe were Grants Pass visitors not long since.
    Mrs. Murphy, of Medford, is visiting Mrs. Roundtree this week.
    Grandma Way, of Ashland, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Knotts.
    Chas. Penning, of Blackwell, was in this neighborhood upon business last Monday.
    Mrs. Russell, of Ashland, who has been visiting relatives on Kanes Creek, has returned home.
    Perry Knotts and George Rollan have returned home from a hunting expedition to the head of Elk Creek.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson, who have been visiting Mr. Nutt and family for several days, have returned to their home at Woodville.
    The rains of the past few days have been quite beneficial to the farmers, as the ground had become too dry to plow.
    Miss Mollie Nichols, of Sams Valley, attended the dance here Saturday night, remaining over Sunday with her brother, Elmer Nichols and family.
    The dance here last Saturday night was a very pleasant affair, a good sized crowd being in attendance, notwithstanding the inclement weather. The supper was prepared by Mesdames Nichols and Nutt.

Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3



Table Rock Items.
    Mrs. A. P. Frierson is visiting Mrs. N. C. Gunn near Medford.
    Richard Jennings came up from Roseburg Friday, on a visit to his mother.
    Arthur Walker and family, of Medford, spent Sunday visiting at Chas. Dickison's.
    Miss Edith Nicholson, of Medford, is sightseeing at Table Rock these days, the guest of Meta Morine.
    The late rain has put the soil in fine condition for plowing and most farmers are hoping for clear weather again.
    W. J. Nichols brought the Merritt sheep from the mountains last week, and reports a good year on the mountain range.
    Charley Nichols came over from Klamath County last week to buy his winter supplies and to make a short visit with his father's family.
    William Dickison has purchased a large sized cider mill and has made several barrels of the finest cider we ever tasted in this or any other country.
    William Witcher, who lately sold his desert farm to the Jackson County Improvement Company, has bought a farm on Griffin Creek and will soon move to his new home.
    Miss Mae L. McIntyre, lately from Colorado, is conducting a very successful term of school here, and though only two weeks have passed since she took up the work, the little folks have learned that study hours mean strict business and nothing else. The pupils seem quite interested in the new textbooks.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    Mr. Trask is busy at work on his new house.
    Will Wright is laid up with a boil on his hand.
    Henry Barger was busy delivering books the last few days.
    Mr. Shively is greatly improving the looks of his place by a new house.
    Grandpa Stancliff is still on the sick list and does not seem to improve much.
    Mrs. Edwards has ordered a fine hanging lamp for a donation to the Church of Christ.
    Ed. Hughes has given up the Sargent ranch and moved to a place near Medford.
    Matt Calhoun has almost entirely gained her [sic] former health under the Weltmer treatment.
    Mrs. Rice and Mr. and Mrs. Pratt were guests of Mr. Shipp Sunday and Monday.
    We miss the presence of Mr. Hendrickson and family, who have gone to Crawfordville.
    Some of the boys are too reckless with their guns. Two horses have been accidentally shot in the last few days.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3



Woodville Items.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Apple packing has begun in earnest.
    A. Sherban and family have moved to Myrtle Point, Coos County.
    B. Lowell's dryer has been running night and day for the past month.
    G. F. Schmidtline and daughter, Maggie, made a trip to Grants Pass last week.
    Fall plowing is nearly completed in this section of the country and some early sown grain is looking fine.
    John Griffin and family expect to move to Waldo soon, where Mr. Griffin will engage in mining business.
    The post office building has been repaired and give a coat of paint and is now quite an ornament to the town.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Duffield and son, of Grants Pass, were visiting Mrs. D.'s mother, Mrs. E. Stevens, Saturday.
    Miss Madge Owings, who has been quite ill for the past two weeks, is able to be in school again, we are pleased to learn.
    Jeff. Wimer has sold his mine on Wards Creek for $1200 and purchased Mrs. Owings' farm adjoining his. Consideration, $900.
    The W.C.T.U. is progressing nicely. Woodville is struggling to be a temperance town, and it is earnestly hoped will succeed.
    Miss Iva Purdin, of Medford, is teaching at the Scotts' school house on Evans Creek and both scholars and patrons are well pleased with her work.
    Geo. Lynch and family, of Trail, were visiting Grandpa Lynch last week. These good people are talking of locating here. Woodville will give them a hearty welcome.
    Robt. Jonas and his assistant, Miss Parker, attended the teachers' institute at Ashland last week. These teachers are giving general satisfaction in the Woodville school.
    Mrs. E. Stevens returned home last week from Kansas, where she has been visiting her old home after an absence of twenty-seven years. She says she prefers the mild climate of Oregon, and can appreciate it now.
    G. F. Owings has gone to Glendale with his photo tent. He expects to spend the winter here with his uncle, G. W. Owings. George is turning out work that would do credit to a photographer of years of experience.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 5



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    J. J. Horn and Wallace Dunkin made a trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    Frank Dungey and Geo. Taylor will leave next week for California.
    Misses Lizzie and Sarah Dunkin made a trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Mrs. Russell, of Ashland, was the guest of Mrs. Mary Taylor last week.
    I. Humason and Lee Holwell made a trip to the Ramsey mine Saturday.
    Mrs. Wilson and Miss Nora McKinnon visited the Nye mine Sunday evening.
    A. Hodges, R. Noah and E. Noah, of Gold Hill, came out Monday to visit the …
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith, of Arizona, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson.
    Miss Clara Olson was visiting with Miss Mabel Damewood at Blackwell Hill last Saturday.
    Mr. Ramsey will commence operation on his big mine the first of the week. He has a large force of men employed.
    Mrs. Minnie Nichols, of Kanes Creek, and Miss Mollie Nichols, of Table Rock, were visiting on Galls Creek last Sunday.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Mr. Wm. Dickison started for Elk Creek Monday on a hunting trip.
    Saw mill men up Rogue River are taking advantage of the good roads by rushing their lumber out as fast as they can get teams.
    Richard Jennings took Friday's train for Roseburg, where he will settle up his business, and return to Jackson County to remain for the winter.
    Packers are busy these days getting the apple crop on the Chas. Dickison place ready for market. As usual the fruit is large and of good quality.
    Fishermen tell us that the river is full of silversides now, and that they are at their best. We tried one last week and never tasted finer fish from any stream.
    That beautiful pet deer of John Vincent has not been seen for a week or more, and it is quite likely that some hunter found him an easy target as he was often a mile or more from home.
    The farmers who have sticky land have had favorable weather to put in their crops, while those on the bottom lands find it a little too dry for deep plowing. Another day's rain would put such land in first-class condition to work.
    The Table Rock Ditch Company has just completed a bulkhead which has a capacity of three thousand inches of water. Gradually this company has enlarged the ditch and soon will have one of the finest properties in Southern Oregon.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Harry Caton and wife are visiting relatives in the Meadows.
    Frank V. Jeffries, of Yreka, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Born, Oct. 27th, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Mee, a daughter.
    Mrs. N. P. Thompson made Medford a business visit last Saturday.
    Dr. Hinkle is spending the week at Prospect looking after business.
    Dr. Officer and wife, of Eagle Point, visited relatives here last week.
    O. Harbaugh, who was seriously hurt in a runaway here two weeks ago, has so far recovered that they took him to his home near Jacksonville a few days ago.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Foster, of Beagle, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    Mrs. E. J. Hefling, of Merlin, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Wright.
    Dr. Cole made a business trip to the upper Rogue River country the first of the week.
    Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Olwell and daughter have gone to Los Angeles to spend the winter.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, was doing business in our city the first of the week.
    Wm. Peninger attended the funeral of the late Henry Klippel at Jacksonville on Tuesday.
    Mrs. Madge Wall, of Glendale, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Beal, here last week.
    Mrs. Edith Miller will leave in a few days for San Francisco, where she goes to join her husband.
    Mrs. L. C. Bolle left for San Francisco last week, where she goes to seek relief for internal cancer.
    Mrs. Maria Purkeypile is paying her son, O. C. Purkeypile, S.P. agent at Gold Hill, a visit this week.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart was summoned to Gold Hill last week to conduct the funeral of the late Mrs. I. E. Deboy.
    Mrs. Birdie Jones Graff, of Portland, and formerly of Tolo, died at a hospital in Portland on Oct. 31st. She leaves a husband, six brothers and one sister to mourn her loss.
    The Department Inspector of the W.R.C., Mrs. Jencie Higgins, will be here to attend her official duties Nov. 10th at 2 p.m. All members are requested to be present.
    Services Sunday at the M.E. Church as follows: Sabbath school at 10; preaching at 11. Theme, "The Preaching at the Cross." Epworth League at 6:30 p.m., with Mrs. Miranda as leader. On account of the increased interest, the Epworth League will meet every Sunday evening instead of the second and fourth Sundays. Preaching at 7:30; "Invisible Pictures," a sermon to young men.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 3


Woodville Items.
    E. G. Borden is in Grants Pass this week.
    W. V. Jones has received a fine new stock of dry goods.
    Lee Cox, of Idaho, is spending a few weeks with home folks.
    W. R. Patton, of Tolo, has rented A. Beck's farm on Evans Creek.
    Miss Linnie Stevens is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. Williams, of Murphy.
    Mrs. E. Stevens visited her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Duffield, in Grants Pass last week.
    Jas. Calvert, of Grants Pass, is hauling pipe to the Benj. Owings mines, on Evans Creek.
    Messrs. Swagerty and Rule will complete their lumber contract from the Evans Creek sawmill this week.
    Mr. Corthell, of Ashland, has rented the Spear place above here and will engage in mining business on Wards Creek this winter.
    Mrs. G. W. Owings and daughter, Miss Madge, visited over Sunday with Mrs. Owings' mother, Mrs. C. F. Brown, near Wilderville.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Scott and Miss Iva Purdin were visiting in Grants Pass last Saturday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Scott.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wright and little daughter were in from Klamath County last week after supplies and were visiting Mrs. W.'s mother, Mrs. Bessie Randall, of this city.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm left Wednesday with his family to spend a few days at his mine in the Meadows district.
    Messrs. Lawton, Nye and Wortman, of Medford, were in Gold Hill on Tuesday.
    A. E. Kellogg now occupies the Vroman residence at the corner of 5th and E streets.
    J. H. Crawford and wife returned Wednesday from their extended trip to Colorado and other points.
    E. F. Raymond is down from his Big Butte homestead and reports his family highly pleased with their new home.
    Rev. Lockhart preached at the Methodist church Sunday morning and evening. His sermons were largely attended and his words were taken.
    John Hammersley of the News, accompanied by John Hays and Fred Eddings, spent ten days at his homestead on Evans Creek. They returned Tuesday.
    Died--Friday, Nov. 1st, at her late residence on D Street, Monia, beloved wife of I. E. Deboy, aged 41 years. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
    Mr. E. Crawford will again take his former position at the Rogue River planing mills.
    Applegate brothers, of Drain, are having the Counts building on 4th and E fitted up for general merchandise and will commence business the first of next week.
    A. J. Smith, of Medford, has opened a bowling alley in the Bailey building on E   Street.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 3


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    J. Horn left Wednesday for California.
    G. Taylor went to Eagle Point Saturday.
    J. R. Olson was visiting Ira Noah, of Gold Hill, Sunday.
    Wm. Blackert and family made a trip to Gold Hill Sunday.
    J. Avery, of Gold Hill, was in this neighborhood last Friday.
    T. Dungey made a business trip to Gold Hill one day last week.
    Mr. Day, of Medford, passed here Friday on his way to Rock Point.
    C. Fifield, the Gold Hill merchant, made a trip to the Gold Standard mines Sunday.
    John Miller, who took the contract of cutting wood for Mr. Ramsey, is getting along finely with his work.
    Miss Ada Dungey is having a serious time with a felon on her thumb. It became so bad that she had to have her thumb cut open and the bone scraped Saturday.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    Sickness is again the troublesome intruder in the home of Mrs. Ferns.
    Mrs. Turnbough, of Baker City, is visiting her son, Wiley.
    Leslie Bailey visited his brother, Frank, here Sunday. He returned home Tuesday.
    Little Stella Brownrigg has been sick for the last week and is not much improved at this writing.
    Grandpa Stancliff died Thursday morning of last week and was buried in the Phoenix Cemetery on Saturday. He was about eighty-three years of age.
    The immediate vicinity of Phoenix was the scene of a bear hunt a few days ago. A large number of the boys were in the chase, which lasted until after dark. Al. Rose and Will Coleman were two of the chief hunters. Will Coleman ended its career with a Winchester. The bear had previously lost a front foot but was still a hard fighter.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    There will be Thanksgiving services in the M.E. Church at this place.
    James Shields cut forty-two tons of alfalfa off of eight acres this season without irrigation.
    Tom Carey, one of Gold Hill's business men, spent a day here this week looking after business.
    Mrs. J. W. Merritt and daughter, Esther, left on Monday's train for San Diego, Calif., to spend the winter.
    Mrs. Simon Simpkins and son, Dan, of Redding, Calif., and Mrs. Wilcox and two children, of Woodville, were visiting P. L. Simpkins last week.
    Warren Mee, of Applegate, came over Wednesday, and Mrs. Mee, who has been spending a few weeks with her parents, returned home with him.
    W. H. Norcross has shipped five carloads of his fine apples to the East, Chicago and New York City being the principal markets. He shipped two carloads to London this week, and will have enough apples to keep his full force of packers employed until Christmas. Porter Brothers have shipped five carloads in the last few days, and Olwell Brothers will not be through packing their large crop before the new year, and we have several other fruit growers that will ship quite a large quantity this fall. W. M. Freeman and J. Hughes have an immense quantity of dried prunes ready to ship.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    J. C. Whipp, of Jacksonville, was in town Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Beeman visited Jacksonville Wednesday on business.
    Dr. Pletcher, the dentist, has more than he can do while on his trip here.
    Olwell Bros. shipped three car loads of apples from the Luscomb orchard this week.
    F. G. Goddard, of Portland, is here looking after his mining interests in this section.
    Mrs. P. M. Dekum returned Sunday from Portland where she has been on business the last two weeks.
    Judge Dufur returned Monday from his trip to Portland.
    Messrs. Wortman & Nye have been in town a few days this week. They are having some very rich ore treated at the Houck mill from their Bill Nye Mine.
    Thomas E. Hammersley arrived from Baker City Monday, for a few days visit with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Hammersley. He will soon leave for Seattle to spend the winter.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 3


Provolt Items.
BY WEBFOOT.

    Lester Layton was a visitor in our little burg last Sunday.
    We are having a very successful school this fall. Mrs. Daisy Walker is teacher.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hyde returned home last Monday from a visit up Rogue River.
    Louis Kuter will leave soon for the valley, where he will pack apples for Olwell Bros.
    Lewman Bros. were down from the O.B. mine last Monday and report work progressing rapidly.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith, of Grants Pass, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Layton last Sunday.
    Messrs. E. N. Provolt and John Prince left last Tuesday for the headwaters of Applegate to enjoy a hunt.
    Clinton Cook, who has been down on the Rogue River baling hay for the S.P.D.&L. Co., returned home last Monday.
    Rev. Badger and daughter, Rosa, were visiting his daughter, Mrs. Daisy Walker of this place, a few days last week.
    Lon Smith, of this place, has one of the largest and best stocks of general merchandise carried by any merchant in Josephine County, outside of Grants Pass.
    George Hartman and Mr. Dyar passed through here a few days since with their last load of heavy machinery for the O.B. Mining Company at Williams.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 3



Woodville Items.
    E. G. Borden was in Gold Hill Monday.
    Mrs. Bessie Randall is ill this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McGill were in Woodville Saturday.
    Charles White was visiting with old friends here Tuesday.
    Claud and Sarah Corthell made a trip to Gold Hill one day last week.
    Mrs. C. S. Birdsey and grandson visited W. W. Jones and family Sunday.
    Ernest Solution has returned to Woodville after a year's absence in Washington.
    B. F. Carter took a party of men up Evans Creek Saturday to look at the mines.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenworthy were visiting Mr. K.'s mother, in Medford, last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. Stevens visited relatives and friends in Central Point last week.
    Mrs. C. B. Williams, of Murphy, visited her father, E. Stevens, and family last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sanborn made a trip to the mines near Jump-off-Joe last Sunday.
    Garfield Laws and Miss Daisy Pitman were visiting friends on Evans Creek last week.
    Roy Stevens left Saturday for Salem, where he will attend a business college. His many friends here wish him success.
    Mrs. Wm. Ruefly, of Ashland, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Schmidtline, returned home Sunday, accompanied by her sister, Miss Carrie Schmidtline.
    Mrs. Minthorn's father, mother and sister have returned to Kansas City after a five weeks' visit here. They expressed themselves as delighted with Oregon climate.
    A pleasant surprise party was given Miss Bertha Cox on Monday evening, it being her nineteenth birthday. The evening was spent in games and music, vocal and instrumental, until ten o'clock, when an elegant lunch was served. All expressed themselves as highly pleased with their evening's entertainment and departed wishing Miss Bertha many happy returns of the day. Those present were: Mesdames Rena Whipple, Viola Sackett, J. E. Cox, Misses Lucy Swagerty, Lottie and Lulu Mann, Rosa and Lizzie White, Maggie Schmidtline, Donna Bell, Addie and Mary Jones, Edna Parker, Anna Norton, Maud, Clella and Edith Caley, Hattie Van Order, Cora Bell, Sarah Corthell, Mabel Schindler, Madge Owings, Messrs. Walter Van Order, Robert Jonas, Claud Corthell, Albert Cox, Willie Pyburn, Garfield Osborne, Harlan Swagerty, George Ziders, A. Caley, Aaron Sackett, W. V. Jones, J. E. Cox, Carl Cox, David Jones, Geo. Mann.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    Mr. Hearn's little baby is quite sick.
    Mary Stancliff has gone to Kansas on a visit.
    Elder Jewell begins a meeting here Saturday night.
    Mrs. Rice left Wednesday, for her home in New Mexico.
    The Woodmen Hall is beginning to make up its form. It is a fine-looking building.
    Eld. Badger, of Ashland, was in town Monday, on his way home from Central Point.
    Mrs. Henry Miller, of Jacksonville, visited relatives in town last Saturday and Monday.
    Mr. Juvenal exhibited some large potatoes Tuesday. Some of them would almost measure eight inches across, and they were planted in July.
   There was a nice little wedding at the home of Mr. F. Town last Saturday. Miss Nellie Town to Mr. Ed. Grisez of Montague, Mr. Clyde officiating. The young couple have the best wishes of the entire community.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    W. C. Leever spent last week at his Elk Creek mine.
    Wm. Holmes made Grants Pass a business trip last week.
    Mrs. Frank Galloway made Medford a business trip Tuesday.
    J. H. Kincaid will open a saloon in the Freil building next week.
    Dr. Hinkle received a large consignment of school books Friday.
    Freeman & Hughes are boxing their large crop of prunes this week.
    Henry White, of Ashland, spent Sunday in our city with old friends.
    John Hesselgrave and W. M. Downing have rented Henry White's farm of Rock Point.
    Elder Badger, of Phoenix, delivered a sermon to a large congregation here last Sunday.
    J. H. Messner has opened a blacksmith shop in the building adjoining Williams' livery barn.
    W. P. Smith, representing Langley & Michaels Co., of Portland, spent a day here the first of the week.
    Mrs. Jennie Higgins, of Eugene, Department Inspector of W.R.C., was here on Tuesday and inspected W. H. Harrison Women's Relief Corps.
    Preaching services at the M.E. Church next Sunday at usual hours. Subject for morning discourse: "Failure and success," evening: "The Master."
    A Thanksgiving dinner will be given by the Ladies Aid Society of Central Point, on Thanksgiving, from 12 to 2:30 p.m., at the hall west of the M.E. Church. Everyone is cordially invited to come.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Mrs. C. A. Dickison visited in Medford Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pendleton spent Tuesday with Ashland friends.
    S. F. and Chas. Morine spent Monday transacting business in Medford and Central Point.
    Wm. Dickison has returned from his trip up Rogue River and is well pleased with the game he secured.
    Richard Jennings returned from Roseburg Friday to remain permanently with his mother and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn visited Table Rock relatives over Sunday and left a substantial reminder in the form of a turkey.
    W. R. Dickison and Harry Nealon hauled heavy hogs to Jacksonville Monday and the price they obtained sent the home smiling.
    A party of hunters composed of Judge Prim, Geo. Neuber, John Orth, Chas. Gay and John Ross were doing Table Rock country last Friday.
    Table Rock has a literary society which meets every Friday night at the school house. C. A. Dickison is president, S. M. Nealon, vice president; Miss Mae McIntyre, secretary, and Miss Hattie Waschau, treasurer. Last Friday evening was devoted to Longfellow and was a decided success.
    Miss Mae McIntyre spent Saturday with Medford relatives and was accompanied home by her sister. On Sunday Clarence Meeker came out and with Mr. Sandals and Miss Grace Dickison made a party to climb the lower Table Rock. They ate their lunch by a blazing bonfire and report a good time in spite of fog and clouds.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3


Talent News Items.
    The Talent school had a basket social on last Friday evening from which they realized forty-six dollars.
    Lem Briner, of Talent, and C. S. Sargent, of Phoenix, have just returned from a trip to the fish hatchery up Rogue River. They report fish scarce.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Al. Turpin, who has been seriously ill for some time, is improving.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin are comfortably settled in their new house.
    Mrs. Laura Wyland and children spent a few days last week at H. C. Turpin's.
    Joe Rader and R. C. Roberts are looking after their stock in the Dead Indian country.
    Mrs. Lulu Perry has completed a three months' term of school in the Yankee Creek district.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gall and children, of Moonville, visited friends on Sticky recently.
    Mrs. Calvin Owens and little daughters spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregory.
    Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Pruett and daughters, Donna and Georgia, spent Sunday with Mrs. Clara Rader.
    Mr. and Mrs. Taggart, of Medford, were out in this vicinity last Wednesday, combining business and pleasure.
    Mrs. Ish has been making some needed improvements on the buildings on her Sticky farm. Charles Milligan, of Medford, is doing the work.
    Roy Smith, who has been suffering from a severe attack of tonsillitis and neuralgia for the last three weeks, is able to be around again. Dr. Stephenson was the attending physician.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3



Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    John Horn, of Galls Creek, was visiting relatives here recently.
    J. Pearce & Son are making a number of improvements on their mine.
    Newt. Lewis, of Star Gulch, will be foreman of the Sturgis mine this winter.
    John Winningham has purchased a sawmill on Elk Creek and has moved thereto.
    Mark Winningham and Robert Bond are working at the Kubli mine, on Galls Creek.
    Road Supervisor Bostwick has been doing some good work on the roads in this section.
    Jas. Armpriest has purchased 3500 pounds of potatoes of Jas. Buckley, paying $1.25 per hundred for them.
    Jas. Davies is putting his hydraulic mine on the right-hand fork in good shape, preparatory to the winter's run.
    J. W. McIntyre and Alex. Orme have located a quartz claim in this section and will commence development work soon.
    Jas. Armpriest has good milch cows with young calves for sale, price $40. Inquire at residence in Medford, or ranch on Forest Creek.
    Mr. Womic, a former resident and miner on this creek, who has been in California for several years, has returned, and will mine here this winter.
    Mrs. T. Knighten was taken to the county hospital last week for treatment for an abscess in her side. She was in critical condition at last accounts.
    Wm. Bostwick and Ed. Smith, who have the Vickroy mine rented, have been getting wood and arranging for their winter's run. They had a fine cleanup last spring, and if there is plenty of water this winter they will undoubtedly have a much larger cleanup next spring.
    Miss Hattie Armpriest writes from Portland that she was never quite so delighted as when she received a box of large Spitzenberg apples from her parents, who reside on Forest Creek. She says they were much nicer than any she saw at the exposition in Portland this fall.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 5


Woodville Items.
    Aaron Sackett is on the sick list.
    Mrs. Wm. Milton is dangerously ill.
    G. W. Owings made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    G. F. Owings has sold his photo tent in Glendale to Mr. Weston and gone to Medford to take charge of the Geo. Mackey gallery.
    Bradshaw brothers are in this vicinity buying calves.
    Clint Wilcox is visiting here, the guest of his brother, G. W. Wilcox.
    Misses Bertha Cox and Hattie Van Order visited relatives in Medford last week.
    Dr. C. C. Pletcher, the Medford dentist, has been doing dental work here for the past few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sanburn, of Sams Valley, visited their son, Herbert, and family here several days this week.
    J. C. Hare, late of Kansas, has purchased A. A. Magill's fine farm opposite Woodville. Mr. Magill expects to engage in the butcher business in Ashland.
    The music class consisting of Robt. Jonas, Madge Owings, Addie Jones, Bertha Cox, Hattie Van Order and the Misses Caley are making rapid strides toward success under the experienced training of Mrs. J. E. Cox.
    Miss Iva Purdin, of Medford, closed a very successful term of school on Evans Creek, at the Scott School house last Friday evening with an entertainment and box supper. The literary program and the military and doll drills did credit to both teacher and pupils.
    Robt. Jonas and Miss Parker have joined the painting class of Mrs. J. E. Cox and will swell the number of beautiful landscape paintings already seen in several homes in our little town. Mrs. G. W. Owings has just finished a beautiful painting of Mt. Shasta and surrounding scenery.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 5

Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Purl Bean and children were visiting Mrs. Higinbotham recently.
    Miss Ada Swinden visited relatives in Grants Pass several days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Knotts were transacting business in Central Point one day last week.
    Robt. Swinden has struck a very promising quartz mine on his place near Gold Hill.
    Dr. Braden returned Monday from Josephine County, where he has been on a business trip.
    Mrs. Ralph Darling, of Gold Hill visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noe, here one day last week.
    Chas. Householder, who is working in the Kubli mine on Galls Creek, came home Saturday night to attend the dance.
    Mrs. Al. Boggs and children, of Hornbrook, Calif., came over last week to visit her mother, Mrs. Rhoten, and other relatives.
    The dance at the school house last Saturday was a grand success. An oyster supper was served by Mesdames Nichols and Nutt.
    Mr. Agner, a mining man of Gold Hill, has purchased a third interest in a gravel mine on Kanes Creek and commenced work on it last Thursday.
    A few days ago while Fred Reese, of the Roaring Gimlet mine, was absent from home, someone entered the house and took $30 in money and some tobacco.
    The rain of the past few days is greatly welcomed by all the farmers as the ground had become too dry for plowing and a number on Kanes Creek had not finished their seeding.

Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 5


Woodville Items.
    David Ball has his photo tent in town.
    Mr. Ingledue is quite ill at this writing.
    A. Caley made a trip to Rock Point Saturday.
    Miss Lucy Swagerty is on the sick list this week.
    Rev. S. H. Jones, of Jacksonville, preached here last Sunday.
    Mrs. G. W. Owings is the guest of Miss Addie Jones this week.
    C. W. Mann and family left here Wednesday for Eastern Oregon.
    Mrs. S. Beers is visiting her daughter and sons in California.
    Mr. J. E. Cox and Mrs. Bessie Randall were trading in Grants Pass Tuesday.
    Mrs. David Ball has returned home from a several days' visit with her mother, at Eagle Point.
    W. V. Jones and family, accompanied by Miss Madge Owings, made a trip up Evans Creek Sunday.
    Mrs. C. S. Birdsey, accompanied by her grandson, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Colvig, in Jacksonville.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox, Misses Bertha Cox and Hattie Van Order and Prof. R. H. Jonas were visiting in Gold Hill Sunday.
    The residence of J. C. Williams, of Evans Creek, was destroyed by fire last Monday afternoon, together with all its contents.
    Wm. Haymond has completed his contract on the Chas. White property, putting on new roofs and otherwise repairing the buildings.
    A pleasant surprise party was given J. F. Schmidtline and family last Saturday evening. About forty persons were in attendance and a good time was had by all.
    The A.O.U.W. Lodge of Gold Hill gave a minstrel show here last Wednesday evening. After the entertainment Mr. Reames gave a very interesting talk, which was much enjoyed by all.
Medford Mail, November 29, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Mr. Hare, of Woodville, spent a day here this week.
    Fred Straub, of Willow Springs, was in our town Tuesday.
    J. W. Vincent, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants on Monday.
    Mrs. Mary Vincent, of Table Rock, was trading here the first of the week.
    Miss Mary A. Mee spent three days last week visiting relatives at Grants Pass.
    W. H. Norcross shipped two carloads of apples to the eastern market on Tuesday.
    Jacob Huger, superintendent of Voorhies' orchards near Medford, spent Monday here.
    John Olwell, one of our leading fruit growers, made Ashland a business trip last week.
    S. M. Nealon, one of Table Rock's prominent citizens, was trading with our merchants this week.
    Mrs. Frank Amy left on Wednesday's train for Pagosa Junction, Col., to visit her sister, Mrs. Ida Tschudy.
    David Lynes, who has been employed in mines near Callahan's, Calif., the past year, returned home last week.
    The many friends of Mrs. Ida Pankey Tschudy will be sorry to learn she has been bereft of her husband. Mr. Tschudy took very ill with brain fever and after three days suffering died, Nov. 21st, at their home in Pagosa, Colorado.
    W. W. Edington sold his fine farm to Ben Beall, and will leave for Springfield, Mo., in a short time to reside. Mr. Edington and his family are fine people and we are sorry to lose them from our community, but wish them the greatest success wherever they go.
Medford Mail, November 29, 1901, page 3



Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    Monty Dunkin is visiting home folks this week.
    J. Olson and W. Graham returned Friday from Kerby.
    Geo. Taylor left Monday for Ashland to spend the winter.
    We are sorry to learn that Miss Carrie Cook is very sick.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. Dungey made a trip to Central Point last week.
    H. B. Nye, of Medford, visited the Bill Nye mine Saturday.
    Mr. Ramsey has given all his men a lay-off until he gets his stamping mill put up.
    Byron Dunkin made Kerby a business visit last week, accompanied by Mr. Sperry of Gold Hill.
    Mrs. J. B. and J. W. Dunkin, Mrs. J. W. Miller and Mrs. Mulkey were the guests of Mrs. Taylor Wednesday.
Medford Mail, November 29, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    John Devenney is again in Phoenix.
    Mrs. Robbins visited Mrs. Hughes Sunday.
    Mr. Sprague and family, of Wallowa, are guests of his brother-in-law, Frank Bailey.
    The Phoenix photo gallery is now running at full blast and cheap prices for thirty days.
    A panther has been seen and heard on Bear Creek near town recently. Some of the boys are watching for it.
    Married, Nov. 24th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. W. Hendrickson and Miss Lizzie Tucker, Elder Brownrigg officiating.
    The sad news reached us that Miss Lena Hamlin is stricken with partial blindness. Her mother has gone to California to bring her home.
    Some of the boys made a disturbance at meeting Wednesday night, and came near going before the court. It is believed that they will yet be arrested for their offense.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Miss Clara McIntyre is out from Medford to spend a week or so with our busy teacher.
    Messrs. King and Armstrong spent the last day of the shooting season at Table Rock.
    Dick Maben is seen speeding his fine colt up and down the pumice road these showery days.
    It seems pleasant and like old times to see James Pelton riding around this country again.
    The rain of the past days has filled all the creeks and waterways and put a stop to plowing.
    Your correspondent received an order from Montague, Calif., last week for a carload of grain, which he could not fill in the valley at prices to compete with the California market.
    A Grants Pass man was here the first of the week looking for a place to have a band of horses for the winter but failed to find it.
    The other day a fine China pheasant hen came to feed with our chickens. There are several others reported with different flocks of chickens in the neighborhood.
    The literary entertainment Friday night was devoted to Thanksgiving subjects. Dainty programs were distributed, tied by the club colors, lavender and corn colors and bearing the club name, "Earnest workers," the motto, "Rowing, not Drifting," and a nicely drawn turkey standing guard over the overflowing contents of a horn of plenty, all of which was the work of Miss McIntyre and the older pupils. Some were absent but the program as given made a very pleasant evening. The question for debate was Resolved, That Thanksgiving is a greater day than the Fourth of July. It was decided in favor of the affirmative.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Born--Dec. 3rd, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hamrick, a daughter.
    Miss Etta Wilson made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    Mrs. I. B. Williams is very ill at the family home, with la grippe.
    Born--Dec. 1st, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brown, a ten-pound son.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rodgers, of Medford, spent two days here this week.
    Wm. Bybee, an old resident of Jacksonville, spent a day here last week.
    John Williams and family, of Sams Valley, visited relatives here last week.
    Mrs. Moreland, of Joplin, Mo., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Booth Lee of this city.
    Quite a number of our young people attended the party at Eagle Point Thanksgiving.
    Henry Pankey and family, late of Willamette Valley, have become residents of our town.
    Mrs. C. C. Gilchrist, who has been visiting relatives in Kansas the past six months, returned home Sunday.
    P. W. Olwell left for Arizona Wednesday to join his wife, who will spend the winter there for her health.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart will preach at the M.E. Church next Sunday morning and evening. Morning subject, "Marching Orders," evening, "Why the Christian is Not Ashamed of the Gospel."
    Dr. Hinkle has one of the largest assortment of holiday goods ever brought to the city, including fancy goods and all the latest novelties, also a fine line of clocks, watches, jewelry and one Columbia graphophone for sale. Call and see them.
CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL REPORT
    Report of principal of Central Point public school for the month ending Nov. 22, 1901.
    Number of days taught, 20; days attended, 3047, days absent, boys 58, girls 47, total 105, cases of tardiness, boys 6, girls 27, total 33; number enrolled on register, boys 91, girls 87, total 178; new pupils, boys 8, girls 7, total 15; average daily attendance, 153; percent of attendance, 96; number of visitors, 20; number of cases of corporal punishment, 0; number of pupils neither tardy nor absent, 96.
    The interest in the school is good.
A. J. HANBY, Principal
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Postmaster W. T. Reames now occupies the brick dwelling on third street.
    Married--Miss Adeline Noe and Frank Ladd, formerly of this place, at Roseburg, Nov. 37th [sic].
    Married--at Jacksonville, Dec. 2, 1901, Miss Fannie Penning and Geo. Haft, both of this city.
    H. D. Kubli has been in town the last few days looking after his mining interest in the district.
    J. L. Hammersley was at Jacksonville Wednesday evening in attendance on the Masonic Lodge at that place.
    Miss Gertie Marhoffer arrived Sunday from Crescent City to spend the winter with her cousin, Mrs. W. T. Reames.
    Misses Nina Carter and Rhoda Cheney were down from the normal school, at Ashland, to spend Thanksgiving with home folks.
    Miss Elva Humason and niece, Edith Waldo, left Saturday for San Francisco to spend the winter to pursue a course of art study.
    C. T. Young and A. E. Kellogg are able to be on the streets again. Both have been confined to their beds with a severe attack of rheumatism for the past three weeks.
    H. B. Nye was in town Wednesday on his way to the Bill Nye Mine. He informed your correspondent that he has disposed of his interest in the above mine and will devote his time now on his Willow Springs property.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 3


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Mr. and Mrs Al. Turpin spent Sunday with relatives near Medford.
    Mrs. F. R. Moore and children spent a few days recently with her sister-in-law, Mrs. D. Cingcade.
    Louis Smith enjoyed Thanksgiving with Talent friends and took in the ball at Eagle Point that night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Owens and children spent last Tuesday night visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gregory.
    Miss Pearl Weedon, of Ashland, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Wm. Gregory. She attended the Thanksgiving ball at Eagle Point.
    O. Harbaugh has so recovered from his injuries that he is out from Jacksonville every few days, looking after his interests on the farm.
    Mrs. E. J. Roberts, Mrs Lulu Perry and little daughter, Nellie, and Louis and Leroy Smith were guests of D. Cingcade and family last Sunday.
    W. T. Moore, who resides in the Dead Indian country, is down visiting his daughter, Mesdames D. Cingcade and Geo. Little, and his son, F. R. Moore.
    The Dewey school closed last Friday with an interesting program by the school, followed by a basket dinner. Miss Hook, of Jacksonville, was the teacher.
    Mrs. Ada Carnell and son, Jesse, were trading in Medford last Friday and also visited Misses Myrtle and Olive Carnell, who have been stopping in Medford for some time.
    Several of our young people attended the Thanksgiving dance at Eagle Point and report having had a fine time, and that the supper given by Mrs. Sola Thomas was the best dance supper they have ever partaken of.
    Mr. Colwell, of Minnesota, has been in this vicinity recently, with a fine chart called the "New Education."  It is certainly a success from an educational point of view, and from the number of orders he can show from all parts of Washington, Oregon and California, it seems to be a financial success also.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    Jed Edsall is at home upon a business visit.
    Lottie Whittington is the guest of Mrs. J. Smith.
    Jas. Smith and daughter, Blanch, are down from Big Butte.
    Miss Susie Worden is home from Gazelle, Calif., upon a visit.
    A new boot and shoe sign adorns the front of Mr. Epps' workshop at the Roper store.
    Mrs. June Smith visited her daughter, Mrs. Wolgamott, in Medford Saturday and Sunday.
    Matt Calhoun has built an addition to his residence, or rather enlarged it. He has a nice little home.
    Elder M. Brownrigg will soon close his ministerial labors in Phoenix. He desires to finish his college course, and this cannot be done while his time is taken up in preaching. Besides this he is badly afflicted with nervousness caused by too much worry and hard study. He will try to finish his course in one year and will take photos at the same time to defray his expenses.
    The Phoenix school board has paid off one of the teachers and hired Sam'l. Robbins in her stead. This was not a case of disqualification but one of like or dislike of a few of the boys who want a certain kind of government. It is time that teachers were giving special attention to strict discipline, as several complaints have been made against certain scholars for blackguarding passersby. The teachers should watch this.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Chas. A. Dickison went to Jacksonville Monday to serve on the jury.
    Mr. Frank Adams and family spent Sunday with Central Point relatives and friends.
    Mr. Richard Jennings is now holding the position of foreman on Wm. Bybee's Rogue River farm.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fielder, who have been stopping at the Bybee place, returned to Jacksonville Sunday.
    The late rains have raised Rogue River about three feet, but we all feel safe about our bridge this winter.
    Mr. Wash. Vincent and family have moved out from Medford and are now occupying a house on the Jennings farm.
    W. J. Nichols was out from Central Point Monday looking over Mr. Merritt's sheep. They expect to move to the Donegan place in about ten days.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Elder Joiner, of Nevada, Mo., is here looking at the country.
    W. H. Norcross shipped a carload of apples east Tuesday.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Tuesday in our city.
    J. W. Miller, of Antioch, was here the first of the week for supplies.
    E. C. Pomeroy, of Beagle, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    I. J. Carson is very ill at the family home, but is some better than he was last week.
    Ben Hays, of Gold Hill, and Leslie Cook, of Foots Creek, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Dr. Hinkle has a large assortment of Christmas goods--you can find a present for young or old.
    James Ringer's four children, sister and brother-in-law arrived on Tuesday from Ohio. They will make this their home.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, is holding a series of meetings here. The attendance is large and much interest is being taken.
    Wm. Carey, one of Gold Hill's leading business men, was here Tuesday, and sold his property on Second Street to G. B. Ross.
    At the regular meeting of Holly Lodge Degree of Honor, A.O.U.W. Dec.4th, the following officers were elected: C. of H., Roberta Rippey; L. of H., Mrs. W. H. Norcross; C. of C., Maude Downing; Recorder, Mamie Rippey; Financier, Mrs. E. L. Robinett; Receiver, Helen Little; L.U., James Peart; L.W., M. Shields; O.W., Marion Hamrick.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Born-- in this city, Dec. 1st, to Mr. and Mrs. Leyden Owens, a son.
    Born--in this city, Dec. 5th, to Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Perham, a son.
    Mrs. M. E. Kellogg was up from Grants Pass last week visiting relatives and friends.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hunter left Wednesday for Medford where they will reside for the winter.
    Clarke Williams and A. J. T. Smith, of this place, have opened a general merchandise store at Sams Valley.
    G. W. McDonald and Irvin Ray have leased the E. Ray Mine, and are preparing to sink a shaft from the 200 foot level.
    Died--in this city, Dec 11th, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Perham. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery
    Riley Hammersley was down during the week from his Meadows mine, and reports everything progressing very favorably in their development work.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 3


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    J. J. Dunkin returned from Astoria Sunday.
    Geo. Taylor returned from Grants Pass Monday.
    Frank Lawrence was a Medford visitor last week.
    O. Taylor made a trip to Gold Hill the first of the week.
    Miss Mamie Olson was the guest of Miss Lizzie Dunkin Sunday.
    Alex. Morris was at the Bill Nye mine Wednesday upon business.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, of Medford, was the guest of Mrs. Lawrence Sunday.
    Snow fell to the depth of six inches at the head of the Creek last Thursday.
    Mr. Graham, the Blackwell Hill pocket hunter, has moved onto the Taylor place.
    D. Wiltrout, of Sterling, passed through here Tuesday on his way to Grants Pass.
    The roads in this section are better this winter than is usual for this time of year.
    Our school, of which Miss Lulu Newton is teacher, will close Friday with an entertainment.
    H. B. Olson and family spent thanksgiving with M. Damewood and family, of Blackwell Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Olson, of Talent were visiting relatives at Gold Hill and on Galls Creek last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walters moved to Gold Hill last week. We regret their removal from this neighborhood.
    There will be a dance at D. Horn's on Friday night of this week.  Everybody is invited to attend.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Wm. Higinbotham, of Medford, was visiting relatives here recently.
    Prof. and Mrs. Foster were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Swinden Sunday.
    Joel Stover and Elmer Higinbotham were Medford visitors last week.
    Cupid has been playing havoc with our young people lately. Three
marriages have taken place the past three weeks, and still the wedding bells keep ringing.
    Tom Sutton, of the Roaring Gimlet mine, was a Grants Pass visitor last week.
    Miss Braden, of Indiana, arrived recently for a visit with her father, Dr. Jas. Braden.
    Mrs. E. Rhoten, who has been quite ill, is no better at this writing, we are sorry to say.
    Prof. Foster has organized a class in music and will undoubtedly prove to be an excellent instructor.
    Robt. Swinden, who has been suffering with neuralgia, is improving and able to resume work in his mine.
    The dance last Saturday night at the Kanes Creek opera house was a grand affair. Owing to bad weather the hall will be closed until spring.
    Mr. and Mrs. Welch, of Centralia, Wash., are here upon a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Roundtree and to look at the country. Mrs. Welch is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roundtree.
    Elmer Nichols wishes to announce that he will have a dance at his place Friday night, Dec. 27th. All are cordially invited and a good time is always insured those who attend Mr. Nichols' dances. Tickets including supper $1.00.

Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    Miss May Wilson is spending the winter with relatives in California.
    J. C. Hannah has been rounding up his cattle for several days past.
    Born--On November 30th, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morrison, a son.
    Charlie Briscoe was visiting with Harvey Inlow Saturday and Sunday.
    Fred Inlow made a trip to Medford last Thursday, returning home Saturday.
    Mrs. Levi Dawson and daughter, Irene, were visiting Mrs. Jane Ragsdale Sunday.
    T. B. Dawson and son, Robert, are fencing in more land on their homestead this winter.
    J. T. Fry, of Griffin Creek, has moved up on Trail Creek, having bought the Geo. Justus place.
    Mr. Tarbell, recently from Michigan, has purchased land on upper Trail Creek and has moved his family onto it.
    Mrs. A. A. Hall, who has been suffering for the past six weeks with inflammatory rheumatism, is slowly improving.
    Geo. Jackson, of Medford, stopped at the Trail House Thursday while on his way to the west branch of Trail Creek, where he was taking a load of supplies for the King brothers.
    Fall sown grain is looking fine. Nearly all of the farmers in this section got a good share of their grain in quite early, as we never had a more favorable season for fall sowing.
    Thos. Martin, an enterprising young man of upper Trail Creek, had the misfortune to have his house, together with all its contents, destroyed by fire one day last week. Mr. Martin was away from home at this time and it is not known how the fire started.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 5



Table Rock Items.
    Myron Jennings and his mother drove to Medford Monday, returning the same day.
    Benton Vincent and his daughter, Mrs. Fields, made a visit to the county seat Monday.
    H. D. Rodenberger, of Willow Springs, is doing some carpenter work for your correspondent.
    Wm. Bybee spent two or three days here this week looking after his stock and general farm work.
    Mrs. Pendleton, Mrs. Frierson and Hattie Waschau spent two days last week in Medford selecting Christmas presents.
    The frosty weather has put a stop to farming, but we can easily keep busy at making fence or overhauling buildings, which is just as necessary as plowing.
    Arrangements have about been completed for a public Christmas tree at the school house. As the roads are liable to be bad, this will give the little folks a good time without having to go to town through the mud.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 3


Galls Creek Items.
BY M. S. E.
    The dance at Mr. Horn's was a grand success.
    Chas. Culton, of Medford, visited friends here recently.
    Mr. and Mrs. M. Dunkin moved to the Blevens place last week.
    Wm. Flippin went to Central Point Monday after a load of hogs.
    T. Dungey, the veteran miner, was doing business in Gold Hill Friday.
    The Misses Blackert were doing Christmas trading in Gold Hill Tuesday.
    Frank Gordon, foreman of the Gold Standard mine, was at Rock Point last Friday and Saturday.
    There is quite a lull in business here now as all the mines are closed down owing to the scarcity of water.
    Alex. Kyle expects to leave soon for the soldiers' home. He has sold most of his belongings to Jno. Dunkin.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 3


Phoenix Items.
    Miss Lena Hamlin is reported as improving.
    J. Painter has recovered from a few days' sickness.
    Mr. Johnson, J. and W. Smith have quit work in the Weeks mill.
    Henry Calhoun is very busy killing and picking turkeys for the holidays.
    The new hall is about completed, and it is one which in size, design and arrangement gives credit to the old town. The lodge room is above, and the lower floor is supplied with stage and dressing room in operatic style.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 3



Central Point Items.
    Mrs. I. B. Williams is very ill at her home in this city.
    Elder E. Badger will hold services at the Baptist Church next Sunday.
    Mr. Green and family, late of Wallowa County, are residents of our town.
    There will be a masquerade ball at the brick hall in Central Point Christmas night.
    John Pankey left for the Willamette Valley last week to visit his mother, who is seriously ill.
    Misses Freeman and Huger have a large force of men employed boxing their dried prunes this week.
    There will be a football game here on Christmas Day, between Central Point and Talent teams.
    All wishing school books will please call at Dr. Hinkle's at once, as exchange closes December 31st.
    Joseph Boswell, who has been at Callahan's, California, for several months, returned home Tuesday evening.
    There will be an entertainment and Christmas tree at the Baptist Church Christmas Eve. All are cordially invited to attend.
    James R. Williams arrived here from Portland, Wednesday, having been called home on account of the serious illness of his mother.
    Andrew Grieve, who has been employed in a furniture store in Seattle for some time, had the misfortune to fall and break his left arm last week.
    Quarterly conference will be held at the M.E. Church Saturday night. Sunday services as follows: Preaching at 11 o'clock by the presiding elder, followed by the administration of the Lord's Supper. Epworth League at 6:30, followed by sermon by the pastor on "How May We Know God?' and reception of new members.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 3



Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith Sundayed at Mrs. E. J. Roberts.
    Henry Gregory is suffering with an attack of arthritis, to which he is subject.
    Mrs. Chas. Heimroth was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Turpin last Sunday.
    Jos. Wilson, the Eagle Point druggist, is visiting relatives and friends on the desert.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Owens, Calvin Owens and sister, Agnes, were visitors at H. L. Gregory's one day recently.
    E. G. Roberts and sisters, Calvin Owens and family, H. G. Turpin and Louis Smith were all Medford visitors last Thursday.
    J. W. Smith has been considerably indisposed for several days. A bad cold, combined with a slight attack of biliousness, seems to have caused the trouble.
    Joseph Rader, who has been seriously ill with erysipelas for some time, has recovered his usual good health. Dr. Officer, of Eagle Point, was the attending physician.
    In spite of the inclemency of the weather and the bad condition of the roads, our school has not closed. The teacher, Miss Rippey, of Central Point, has braved the stormiest days to make the trip in her own conveyance from her home to the school house.
    John Neustrom is making some decided improvement on his little farm. He is expecting his father and mother, who now are residents of Sweden, to come and make their home with him soon. John is one of the most industrious young men in our community and we hope he will not be disappointed in the expected arrival of his parents.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 5



Woodville Items.
    Aaron Beck has returned home from Wolf Creek.
    G. W. Owings has six head of cattle which he would like to sell.
    Matt Scott is employed at the Calvert mine, on Queen's Branch.
    Miss Lucy Swagerty spent several days in Grants Pass last week.
    Joe Shirley and family have moved to town to spend the winter.
    Mrs. E. Stevens and Mrs. Viola Sackett visited at Mrs. Birdsey's Sunday.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and Miss Hattie Van Order were trading in Grants Pass Wednesday.
    Miss Mabel Schindler was visiting relatives and friends in Sams Valley last week.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and Miss Addie Jones were visiting in Gold Hill one day last week.
    The frosty nights are making the farmers a little uneasy about their fall-sown grain.
    Died--On Evans Creek, December 10, 1901, Robert Montgomery, aged eighty-four years.
    Hardy Kenworthy, who has been quite ill with la grippe, is able to resume work on the section.
    Henry Bedford, who has been visiting his sister in Washington for several weeks, has returned home.
    James Cady, who has been employed at the Goldbug mine, near Glendale, for some time, is visiting relatives here.
    Misses Madge Owings and Addie and Mary Jones were doing Christmas trading in Gold Hill Saturday.
    G. W. Owings has rented the farm upon which he is now living to W. L. Patton, and expects to move to Medford in the near future,where Mrs. Owings and Miss Madge will learn photography.
    The W.C.T.U. meeting last Tuesday evening was a grand success, and the program did much credit to Miss Hattie Van Order, who presided over the meeting in the absence of the president.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 5



Woodville Items.
    Mrs. Hair is visiting in Grants Pass.
    Prof. Robt. Jonas is spending the holidays at his home.
    W. V. Jones made a trip to Grants Pass Wednesday.
    Mark Burkhart is spending the holidays here with his family.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox's mother, Mrs. Gorsline, of Medford, is here visiting.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox attended lodge in Grants Pass Wednesday evening.
    E. G. Borden left Sunday for San Francisco to spend the holidays with his family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sackett left Thursday for Riddle, Douglas County, where they will reside.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Warren are here visiting Mrs. W's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bedford.
    There was a shooting match here on the 23rd and a grand ball in the evening at the Wilcox Hotel.
    Ross Schmidtline, who has been absent for some time, has returned home to spend the holidays.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Beers returned from Grave Creek Saturday to spend the holidays with Mrs. B.'s mother.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lynch, of Trail, have been spending the week with Grandma and Grandpa Lynch.
    Mrs. Williams and sister, Miss Tinnie Stevens, of Murphy, are here upon a visit to their father, E. Stevens.
    Misses Bertha Cox, Hattie Van Order, Addie Jones and Lee Cox and Walter Van Order were shopping in Grants Pass last Saturday.
    Miss Parker, the primary teacher, gave her scholars a Christmas tree last Friday afternoon. Each pupil received a token of remembrance.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ruefly, of Ashland, and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sherrill, of Hood River, are here visiting the ladies' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Schmidtline.
Medford Mail, December 27, 1901, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made a professional visit to Table Rock on Christmas.
    Mrs. Marcus Day, of Grants Pass, is spending the week with relatives here.
    Mrs. Dacy Stidham visited relatives at Grants Pass during the holidays.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, preached to a large congregation here last Sunday.
    Olef Ollson, who is station agent at Junction City, spent Christmas with home folks.
    Frank Mee, one of Grants Pass' prominent lumbermen, spent Christmas with his sister, Miss Mary A. Mee.
    The friends of Mrs. J. J. Brown will be pained to learn she is lying dangerously ill at the family home.
    Miss Nora Sydow who is teaching in the public school at Grants Pass, is spending the holidays at home.
    There was a large attendance at the Christmas entertainment and a present on the tree for each child in the school district.
    Mrs. Mitchell Cox, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, arrived here Wednesday to be at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. A. I. Carpenter, who is seriously ill.
CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL REPORT
    Report of principal of Central Point public school for the month ending Dec. 20, 1901:
Number of days taught, 19 [sic]; days attended, 3018; days absent, boys 65, girls 63, total 128; cases of tardiness, boys 17, girls 27, total 44; number enrolled on register, boys 89, girls 85, total 174; new pupils, boys 5, girls 1, total 6; average daily attendance, 157; percent of attendance, 96; number of visitors, 21; number of corporal punishment, 0; number of pupils neither tardy nor absent, 91.
Medford Mail, December 27, 1901, page 5




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