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Jackson County Correspondents 1902
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.


Central Point Items.
    Isaac Kent made Ashland a business trip this week.
    F. X. Musty of Trail Creek was trading here on Monday.
    Frank Mee and bride, of Grants Pass, spent Sunday in our city.
    Mrs. Maria Purkeypile has been very ill with tonsillitis the past week.
    There will be revival meetings at the Baptist Church each evening next week.
    Freeman and Hughes have just finished boxing two carloads of dried prunes.
    There was a large attendance at the masquerade on Christmas, and all had an enjoyable time.
    Mrs. Isaac Kent is at Phoenix nursing Mrs. A. C. Parker who is very ill at the family home.
    Wm. Watkins, who has been spending the past several months in southern California, returned home this week.
    W. H. Norcross presented his wife with an $800 Steinway piano for a Christmas present, of which she is very proud.
    Miss Mary A. Mee attended the wedding of her brother, Frank Mee, who was married to Mrs. Jennie Cary at Grants Pass on Tuesday.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    C. Vroman is having a store building erected on the corner of Second and F Streets.
    Mrs. Ivan Humason and daughter, Hildreth, are visiting in Portland during the holidays.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hammersley and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carter arrived Wednesday morning from Salem.
    E. G. Perham's large and commodious cottage on C Street is nearly completed and will soon be ready for occupancy.
    The Gold Hill Senior Whist Club met and reorganized last Tuesday evening and will have their meeting next Thursday evening at Mrs. P. M. Dekum's residence.
    Among the excursionists who left this place last week for San Francisco were Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Landrith, Mrs. A. M. Cowgill and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Beeman.
    John Donegan is taking a well-earned vacation at his mine on Foots Creek. He has been continuously employed at Kellogg & Darling's stables for the last two and one-half years.
    The funeral ceremony of the late Mrs. Sisemore was largely attended from this place and surrounding country last Monday. Interment was made in the family burying ground in Sams Valley.
    Fitzgibbons & Stansell are having this week some very fine ore from the Dixie Queen treated at Houck's mill. Those who have recently visited the mine say there are many thousands of dollar's worth of ore in sight.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Reames gave a New Year's whist party last Tuesday evening which was enjoyably spent until after the old year was rung out by the several bells in town. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Reames, Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg, Mrs. P. M. Dekum, Misses Humason, Bolt and Marhoffer, and Messrs. Humason, Hollowell and Yantis.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Roy Nichols has gone to Brownsboro to work in the big ditch.
    Harold Rodenberger, of Willow Springs, has decided to make Table Rock his home for a while.
    Some little plowing has been done lately but the ground is a little too frosty in spots to do good work.
    Miss McIntire is taking her vacation in Medford with relatives and will not open school again for another week.
    Quite a number of Table Rock people attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Sisemore at Sams Valley Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn visited relatives and friends here the first of the week and also attended Mrs. Sisemore's funeral.
    Marion Nealon came over from Willow Springs and spent a jolly Christmas with his father's family. Too far between visits, Marion.
    Your correspondent and family spent a most enjoyable Christmas at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn, three miles south of Medford.
    Mrs. Williams and her mother, Mrs. Merriman, late of Bisbee, Arizona, are spending the holiday season with Mrs. Pendleton and Mrs. Frierson. Mrs. Williams, who by the way is quite an artist, is spending all the sunny hours painting a large picture of Table Rock.
    Though we were not able to attend the Christmas tree here we are told that everything passed off with splendid success and everybody had a good time, and was just as happy as all should be on that occasion. Table Rockers never do things by halves when they undertake anything of this kind.
    R. B. Porter and family, recently from Burns, eastern Oregon, have purchased the Chas. Dickison farm and moved onto the same last week. We are glad to welcome this family into our neighborhood and sincerely hope that they will never regret having come here to locate. There are two young ladies and two boys in the family, which will swell the circle of young people.
 J.C.P.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT..

    S. A. Carlton was in town last week looking after his property interests.
    Dr. Pletcher will be at Eagle Point Jan. 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th to do dental work.
    Miss Julia Ayres, a student at the Medford Academy, is spending the holidays with her parents.
    James Ringer and family have moved into the house which he recently purchased from E. Pool.
    Jerry Heckathorn has opened a barber shop in the building formerly occupied by A. J. Daley as a store house.
    Miss Mattie McGee came up from Josephine County last week to visit her brother, O. P. McGee, and family. She expects to visit relatives in Ashland next week.
    Quite a number of our citizens went to Central Point last Wednesday to attend the mask ball and to visit relatives. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Officer and J. F. Brown.
    Miss Clara Richardson, our primary teacher, and Miss Lottie Taylor went to Central Point last Saturday, and from there to Medford on Sunday, the former to meet her sister and the latter to have some dental work done.
    Mrs. J. J. Fryer, who has been stopping in Central Point for some time so that her grandson, Austin Green, might receive medical treatment, has returned to Eagle Point, while Austin has gone to California, where his father resides.
    A. Pool, owner of the blacksmith shop here, has bought a new set of tools and wants to secure the services of a good smith to use them. There is a good opening here for a blacksmith, as there is a great deal of horseshoeing to be done.
    Emanuel Pool sold his blacksmith tools last week to Thomas Henderson, who took them to his father-in-law's farm, north of here. Mr. Pool and family have moved into the house formerly occupied by John Smith, on the D. P. Mathews place.
    W. R. Potter went to Ashland last week to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Susan Jane Potter. Mrs. Potter formerly lived in this neighborhood but moved to Ashland with her husband and children several years ago. She was seventy-two years, ten months and eighteen days of age.
    Eli Ellis and son, Henry, returned Saturday from Ashland, where they had been for the past week. When they went up there they took with them two onions, raised by A. L. Haselton and weighing two and one-half and three pounds, respectively. the size of the onions was somewhat of a surprise to the people there, but when we assure them that there were thousands of pounds of the same kind raised here last summer they will marvel still more.
    Our Christmas tree entertainment proved to be a grand success. The exercises were opened with an address by A. C. Howlett, after which the young folks entertained the audience for awhile. When the tree was lighted there was revealed the finest lot of presents that have been seen here for a number of years. There was also a tree at the residence of A. Letcher, where a few of the neighbors assembled and spent the evening. William Smith, living on Rogue River, also reports that they had a tree at his residence and that quite a large crowd met there and had a good time.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 5


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Mrs. Poole visited with her aged mother, Mrs. Evans, one day last week.
    Al. Turpin spent a day recently with his sister, Mrs. Laura Wyland, of Wellen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lane Wyland and children spent last Sunday at the H. C. Turpins.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Owens and children were guests at Calvin Owens' last Sunday.
    J. B. Montgomery furnished the turkeys for the raffle at Central Point Christmas night.
    Miss Bessie Turpin spent a few days recently with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin.
    W. W. Gregory spent Christmas at Ashland. He attended the ball at Phoenix, Christmas eve, and the one at Ashland Christmas night.
    Some of our young people attended the Christmas tree exercises at Eagle Point on Christmas eve and report having had a very nice time.
    Mrs. Al Turpin and her cousin, Mrs. Chas. Heimroth, took the excursion train to San Francisco and will go from there to Healdsburg to visit Mrs. Turpin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Payne.
    Mr. Editor, you and your readers must excuse the Bad Boy for sometimes sending stale news. But there is no post office near and the roads get so sticky the "boy," although a bad one, dare not venture over them on his untrained bronco, so consequently cannot mail his letters very regularly.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith royally entertained a few of their friends on Christmas day. The time before dinner was passed very pleasantly in social conversation, and promptly at one o'clock dinner was announced--and such a dinner!  The table fairly groaned with the good things prepared by the kind hostess. It would take up too much space to mention the whole bill of fare, but the savory oyster soup and rich pineapple pie were too good to pass unnoticed. Among those who enjoyed this good couple's hospitality were Mrs. Poole and son, Irvin, Mrs. E. J. Roberts, Miss Nellie Roberts, Mrs. Lulu Perry and little daughter, Nellie, and E. G. Roberts.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Miss Mae Noe spent Saturday in Gold Hill.
    Ed. Swinden made a business trip to Jacksonville Friday.
    Mrs. Etta Bean and children leave soon for California to join Mr. Bean.
    Ed. Rhoten, who has been prospecting on Applegate, came home to spend the holidays.
    Mr. Noah, of Gold Hill, is employed in the Agner & Flannagan mine in this district.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gray, of Medford, were visiting relatives here the latter part of last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Simons, of this place, attended the mask ball in Gold Hill Christmas Eve.
    Mr. and Mrs. Richards, of Talent, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Chandler at the Braden mine.
Mr. Winders, of Grants Pass, came up a few days ago and is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Nutt. Mr. Winders is Mrs. Nutt's father.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Stanley, of Roxy Ann precinct, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cottrell, of Medford, were in attendance at the Nichol's dance.
    Will Chapman, who has been absent in California for some time, has returned home and is employed at the Agner & Flanagan placer mine, on Kanes Creek.
    The dance at Elmer Nichol's last Friday night was a grand success both socially and financially. A large crowd was in attendance, there being over forty-five numbers sold. The supper was excellent and highly spoken of by all in attendance.
    Mr. and Mrs. Swinden gave a dinner Christmas to a few invited friends and all report a delightful time and an excellent dinner and the only regret that is felt by the merry company is that Christmas doesn't come oftener. Those present besides the family were Mr. and Mrs. Higinbotham and family, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and daughter, Miss Dollie.

Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 5


Phoenix Items.
    The ball Christmas eve was quite a success.
    Orin Bishop is spending the holiday with his parents here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edsall, of Sisson, Calif., are with us again.
    Mrs. Wolgamott, of Medford, visited her mother, Mrs. Smith, here on Christmas.
    Elder Brownrigg is on the sick list and may not be able to preach for some time.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hunter were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brownrigg last Sunday. They expect to leave for California about the first of January.
    We notice on cards and banners in bright letters the unchristian abridgement "Xmas." It seems that someone was trying to blot out that name which is above all other names. This ought to have been counted a misdemeanor and the man dealt with accordingly who invented it.

Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 5


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Mrs. S. L. Carpenter and children are spending a few days with relatives in Medford.
    Willis Turpin is spending a few days with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin.
    Mrs. Owens, of Wellen, spent a few days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Gregory.
    Miss Agnes Von der Hellen and brother George have returned to Jacksonville, where they are both attending school, after spending the holidays with their parents, Postmaster and Mrs. Von der Hellen of Wellen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Weadon and family, of Ashland, spent a few days with relatives and friends on Sticky.
    Mrs. E. J. Roberts entertained a few friends on New Year's day. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith and sons, George, Louis and Leroy, and Ellis Gall.
    Misses Lucy and Amy Kent, who have been spending their vacation with home folks, have returned to Medford to resume studies at the public school
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith were pleasantly surprised on Dec. 31 by the arrival of their son, George, whom they had not seen for thirteen years. Mr. Smith, Jr., is a prosperous farmer, of Idaho, having resided near Boise City for a number of years. He will return to Idaho after a few weeks visit with home folks.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    After two weeks' vacation, school commenced again Monday.
    G. W. Owings is in Medford assisting his nephew in the Elite Studio.
    Frank Gorsline, of Placer, made his sister, Mrs. J. E. Cox, a visit during the holidays.
    Chas. Smith and family have moved to town to reside. Mr. Smith is employed on the section.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ketchum and son and daughter, Master Howard and Miss Ada, were visiting friends here Sunday.
    Lee Cox returned to Glendale Wednesday evening after two weeks enjoyment with the home folks and friends of this place.
    Misses Addie and Mary and Master Jones have been visiting their grandmother, Mrs. Birdsey, several days the past week.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenworthy, Dec. 28th, a son. The mother is in a very critical condition with a severe attack of quinsy.
    The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Whipple, about 38 in number, met one evening during the holidays and gave them a regular old-fashioned surprise. The ladies were all armed with lunch baskets, and the gentlemen with smiling faces. The evening was spent in games and social converse, and at half past ten luncheon was served. All departed well pleased with their evening's entertainment.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 3


Trail Creek Items.
    J. G. Briscoe expects to start his sawmill this week.
    Geo. King, the timber locator, has returned to the valley.
    Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Fry were visiting Mrs. Inlow Sunday.
    Rube Murray, of Medford, is visiting his cousin, Jesse Richardson.
    David Irwin and John Mardon made a business trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Simpson Wilson made a business trip to Eagle Point this week.
    Mrs. Cantrell, of Redding, Calif., is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Wilson.
    Jno. X. Miller, who has been in Jacksonville for the past two weeks, has returned home.
    J. W. Berrian went to Medford this week to visit his wife, who is there taking medical treatment.
    The Pence & Winningham sawmill is running now and turning out a superior quality of lumber.
    A gentleman from Washington stopped at the Trail House Sunday on his return from Elk Creek, where he had been looking after the purchase of some horses.
    We would like to know why it is that we do not get the Medford Mail anymore until Tuesday when we should get it on Saturday. The readers of this paper are always greatly disappointed when they fail to get the best paper published in the county on regular time.
    Fred Inlow gave a social dance New Year's evening, which was largely attended, there being twenty-six couples present. A prize was given the couple judged as the best waltzers, which was awarded to Mrs. Emma Stewart and Fred Inlow. The second prize was given to Rube Murray, of Medford, and Miss Maggie Wilson.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Geo. W. Wiley, of Ashland, is spending the week with L. B. Williams and family.
    Mrs. Lorena Downing is spending this week with her son, W. M. Downing, at Rock Point.
    Walter Hodge, of the Central Point feed store, made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. Helen Rowe and Mrs. Hattie Ridinger returned home from their San Francisco trip Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Samuels, of Medford, spent the holidays with relatives near Central Point.
Mrs. M. M. Cooksey attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Sisemore at Sams Valley last week.
    Mrs. Christian Downing, who has been visiting relatives at Ashland, returned home Monday evening.
    Mrs. Eugene Walrad and daughter, of Ashland, spent New Year's Day with Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Jacobs.
    J. R. Williams, of Portland, was summoned home last week on account of the serious illness of his mother.
    Miss Zuda Owens, the primary teacher in our public school, spent the holidays with home folks on Big Sticky.
    Miss Nora Sydow, who is teaching in the Grants Pass public school, spent her holiday vacation at home, returning to her work last Saturday.
    The Baptist evangelist, Rev. Hollcroft, who was to have conducted revival meetings here this week, failed to get here. We have not learned the cause of his not arriving.
    Mrs. Frank Amy, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ida Tschudy, at Pagosa Springs, returned home this week. She was accompanied by Mrs. Tschudy.
    J. B. Williams, of Sams Valley, Mrs. Fred Roper and John Williams, of Oregon City, arrived here Tuesday to attend the funeral of their mother and grandmother.
    Matilda Gray was born in Patrick County, Virginia, June 7, 1828, and was first married to J. Martin. Of this union two children were born. Both of the children and husband died, and on December 5, 1860, she was married to I. B. Williams. There were four children born to them, one of whom died in infancy. The other three, J. B., James R. and A. L. Williams, with her husband and one stepson, I. F. Williams, survive her. She died January 2, 1902. She became a Christian at 13 years of age and remained faithful unto death. She was upright, honest and truthful, and her pleasant, genial temperament won many friends, whose deepest sympathies are with the sorrowing family in the hour of their bereavement.
    Among the social events of the past week, one of the most pleasant was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gibson, by their daughter, Mrs. I. C. Robinett, and Miss Norah Sydow, who are accomplished hostesses. The spacious parlors were decorated with a profusion of rare and exquisite ferns, potted plants, ivy and mistletoe. The evening was spent in progressive games, vocal and instrumental music and social converse. Refreshments which would have pleased the most fastidious were served and greatly enjoyed by all present, who were Prof. and Mrs. A. J. Hanby, Dr. G. B. Cole, Rev. E. B. Lockhart, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Robinett, Messrs. Thomas Hamrick, John Hamrick, Frank Manness, Ed. Stromeyer, Misses Maude Downing, Marian Hamrick, Lizzie Gibson, Eunice Corum, Ella Stone, Mary A. Mee and Norah Sydow.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. Dugan has moved to Woodville.
    School opened Monday after a pleasant two weeks' vacation.
    Mr. Jack has completed his house and moved his family thereto.
    Miss Myrtle Daley was visiting relatives in this section last week.
    Bert Saltmarsh and family, of Applegate, were visiting relatives here last week.
    Peter Betz, who has been living at Julian, Siskiyou County, Calif., has returned home.
    Jacob Walch, who has been living in Siskiyou County, Calif., for some time, returned home last week to attend his father's funeral.
    Prof. Robt. Jonas, who has been spending the holidays with his parents here, returned to Woodville Sunday to resume his school work.
    Mr. Vestal, living on Reese Creek, gave a dancing party New Year's night. Quite a number of our young people were in attendance and report a fine time and an excellent supper.
    Last Friday evening about thirty of our citizens gave Rev. Moomaw and family a surprise pound party. Everyone had a splendid time, and the evening will long be remembered by those in attendance.
    Jas. Ringer and hie two daughters, Mesdames Ebersole and Martin, and sons, Carl and Chalmer, are comfortably settled in their new home here. Mr. Ringer has made a number of improvements about the place.
    Engineer McCray and his assistant, Thos. Hart, were in town last Monday night. They were running a survey for a branch ditch from the main line to the south side of Butte Creek in this section. If this ditch is a success it will be a great thing for Eagle Point, as there will be sufficient fall to run all machinery needed to carry on any enterprise that may be undertaken and before many years our town would be one of the leading manufacturing cities of Southern Oregon.
    Our Sunday school elected the following officers last Sunday for the coming quarter: O. P. McGee, superintendent; A. H. Peachey, assistant; Miss Annie Peachey, secretary and treasurer; Mrs. Meta Martin, organist; A. C. Howlett, Bible class teacher; J. A. Jonas, assistant; Mrs. L. Ebersole, primary teacher. The remainder of the teachers were re-elected. The superintendent had promised a present to the child who would be the most punctual in attendance, and the books showed that Miss Ethel Letcher and Jakey Jonas had been the faithful ones. The present, a book, was given to Miss Ethel, and money was raised to buy one for Jakey.
    Our community was shocked last Tuesday at the announcement of the death of one of our most highly respected citizens, Jacob Walch, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Thomas, in this city. Deceased had walked from his farm home on Antelope Creek, about six miles from here, the day before his death, to transact some business with Holmes Bros., and when ready to start home his daughter prevailed on him to ride a horse back. When about a quarter of a mile on his journey he dropped one of the reins of his bridle and in endeavoring to reach it was taken with a paralytic stroke, but after some efforts succeeded in getting to the ground. Donnie McGee and Mr. Lonigan were nearby and came to his rescue. He was taken back to his daughter's and Dr. Officer called, but he could afford no relief, and he quietly passed away the next morning at 1:30. Deceased was born Nov. 13, 1836, in Rud, Switzerland. He was sixty-five years, one month and seventeen days of age and was a member of the Lutheran Church, having joined in 1854. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. J. P. Moomaw and at the grave by A. C. Howlett. The remains were followed to their last resting place in the Central Point cemetery by a large number of friends and neighbors. Deceased leaves a wife and thirteen children to mourn his loss, but they sorrow not as those who have no hope for he was one our best citizens and lived a consistent Christian life. The family wish to tender their sincere thanks to the many friends for their acts of kindness in this their hour of sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 5



Beagle Items.
    Deputy Sheriff D. B. Thompson was in this neighborhood last week.
    Hay and grain are scarcer in Table Rock precinct this winter than ever before.
    Experienced farmers claim that the grain has not been injured by the late continued freeze.
    S. H. Glass lost a valuable milch cow a few nights ago, from what was supposed to be blackleg.
    But little general feeding has been done so far this winter except to a few milch cows and steers.
    The shrill whistle of the pioneer sawmill of the Meadows country can be distinctly heard these cold mornings.
    The holidays passed off very quietly in our midst. No Christmas tree, no marriages, deaths or births to report.
    The Baptists have organized a prayer meeting and Sunday school at Antioch. Walter Fitzgerald is superintendent.
    Mr. and Mrs. Williams, agents for the new educational maps for schools, visited our district and the school board invested $65 in a map.
    Alex. Thompson, a pioneer citizen of Jacksonville, who has been visiting relatives here and enjoying the pure, healthy air from off the Table Rocks, has returned home.
    The Medford Mail, the leading journal of this county, fails to reach the Beagle office on Saturday, which is a great inconvenience to its many readers in this vicinity.
    Miss Alberta Stacy entertained a few of her little schoolmates and friends at an old-fashioned taffy pulling on New Year's eve. The merry time will long be remembered by those present.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 5


Talent News Items.
    The Talent school reopened on Monday, January 6th.
    S. G. Netherland, Jr., has moved down from the Ashland mine.
    Miss Anna M. Jeffrey spent New Year's with friends in Jacksonville.
    Miss Clara Terrill will go to Ashland in a few days to attend the normal.
    Miss Scott, of Salem, is paying a visit to her uncle, H. J. Terrill, and family, of Talent.
    The young people of Talent have organized a literary society, which meets on Friday evening of each week.
    R. G. Jeffrey, who has been visiting friends in Talent for some time, has returned to his home at Ft. Jones, Calif.
    Miss Donna Bell, of Brownsboro, was visiting her uncle, T. J. Bell, of this place, last week. She is attending the normal at Ashland.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Miss McIntire reopened school Monday with three new pupils enrolled.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Morine are smiling over a Christmas present they received in the shape of a fine baby girl.
    Mrs. Merriam and Mrs. Williams returned to Medford Saturday, having greatly enjoyed our different picturesque points of view.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent attended the New Year's dance at Moonville and report one of the pleasantest times of the season.
    Harry Carlton was in the neighborhood on business Tuesday and spent a social hour with your correspondent.
    Miss Hattie Waschau made a flying trip to Table Rock Thursday, as she has decided to spend the remainder of the winter at home.
    During the holidays Mrs. Frank Adams was visited by her sister, Miss Williams, who is a student of the Medford Academy.
    Misses Winnie and Myrtle Vincent, of Gold Hill, spent their holiday vacation with their grandparents and relatives here and did not forget to call on their old friends. Come again, girls, you are always welcome.
    The sad, but not altogether unexpected, news of the death of Grandma Williams, of Central Point, was received here Tuesday, and in spite of the fog and threatening weather, quite a number from here attended the funeral Wednesday.
 J.C.P.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 6


Central Point Items.
    Mr. Nelson, of Beagle, was in after supplies Tuesday.
    Mr. Watkins, of Walla Walla, Wash., is paying his brother here a visit.
    Rev. Hollcroft, of Portland, is holding a revival meeting in the Baptist Church this week.
    Mrs. Angie Hale, of Portland, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Clark of this place.
    The G.A.R. boys are laying the floor in upper story of their building, and putting in eight new windows.
    About thirty of the members of the A.O.U.W. and their wives attended the lodge at Gold Hill this week.
    Edward L. Moore, who has been employed in L. H. Newton's livery stable at Henley, Calif., the past year, is home on a visit.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Edington, who left for Missouri in December to locate, are not well suited and think they will return here to reside.
    Asbury Beal and wife will arrive here this week from Healdsburg, Calif., to make this their future home. They are both of residents of this place and will be welcomed here by a large circle of old friends.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1902, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, who visited in Medford last week, returned home Tuesday.
    Dr. E. B. Pickel and Attorney Vawter, of Medford were here on business Tuesday.
    Dr. Chisholm left Tuesday for the Meadows District to spend a few days at his
mines.
    Mrs. Ivan Humason returned Sunday from Portland, where she has been visiting since the holidays.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hammersley and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carter attended the Masonic reception at Jacksonville Wednesday evening.
    The Humason quartz mill was sold Tuesday by Sheriff Orme to satisfy judgment against the property. Attorney A. E. and C. L. Reames bid the property in for their clients, consideration $1750.
    E. Ray has sold his mine to Smith Bros. of Grants Pass. The mine is situated opposite Gold Hill and two miles up the river. The consideration was $500. Smith Bros. recently sold a half interest in the "Baby" mine near Grants Pass.
    John Penny, a Mexican war veteran and miner seventy years old, and a resident of this vicinity since the early fifties, has been confined to his bed the last few days with an attack of grippe, was removed to the county hospital Monday.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1902, page 3


Beagle Items.
    Rev. Darby of the M.E. Church, South, in Medford, failed to fill his appointment at Antioch Sunday, January 12th.
    Mr. G. W. Stacy had the misfortune to lose a very fine filly with lockjaw, caused from running a nail in her foot.
    Miss Albertie Stacy has returned home after making quite a lengthy visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stacy of Sams Valley.
    The Glass Bros. have finished seeding down their two places and are now busily engaged in doing some substantial fencing improvements.
    Prof. Miller is improving in health, we are glad to report, and was able to attend the Baptist Sunday school and give the school a very useful and interesting talk.
    Fog and frosty weather continue, but farmers are farther advanced with their plowing and seeding than formerly, and the ringing of the ax and buzz of the saw seems to be the present pastime among them.
    Married January 8th, 1902--Mr. Alma Houston and Miss Lily Amick, all of Beagle. Mr. Houston was born and has grown to manhood in our immediate neighborhood and is a young man of good moral virtuous habits and has a bright promising future. The bride is a lady with all that word implies. They will make their home for the present with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stacy.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Miss Donna Bell, of Brownsboro, was visiting our school last Monday.
    A. C. Howlett has had carpenters at work rearranging has Sunnyside Hotel so as to have more room, and he now solicits a share of the public patronage. See ad elsewhere.
    There will be a young people's meeting at the residence of O. P. McGee next Sunday evening at seven o'clock. All are cordially invited to attend and take part in the exercises.
    Mrs. C. E. Hoyt started last Saturday for Ager, Calif., to meet her husband, who has been in San Francisco for some time, but who expects to work at Klamathon the rest of the winter.
    Mr. Robbins, who is building a dwelling house on the old Horace Ish place for T. E. Nichols, reports that he is getting along very well but that it will take several weeks yet to complete the building.
    Last Friday night the friends of Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Officer gave them a surprise party, taking with them the necessaries for a lunch. There were about thirty present and a very pleasant time was had by all.
    J. H. Briggs, of Ashland, came up on Monday of last week to take a look at our part of the country, stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel until Saturday, when he returned home. He seemed to be very favorably impressed with this section.
    Last Friday morning a man broke into William Winkle's house, on Connution
[Kanutchan] Gulch. He then broke open two trunks, taking therefrom about seven dollars in money and a lot of clothes, and also destroying all of the family pictures before leaving. He was discovered by the owner of the clothes Saturday night but made his escape. Parties went to Jacksonville Monday to secure a warrant for his arrest.
    We had quite a sensation here last week. A man from Sams Valley came through here in quest of an officer to arrest three men, who, he claimed, had stolen his entire family. They were traced through here and finally overtaken on the road above town on their way to Big Butte. As a result we came near having to hold an inquest, but one of the party made good his escape. I understand that he is wanted in other places in the county, as he is said to have had on a suit of clothes belonging to another man and is thought to have been using other people's horses without leave.
    On Monday of last week a messenger came down from the Big Butte country after a burial outfit for a young man by the name of Carl Leek, a stepson of Mr. Meeker, who was accidentally shot the day before. No inquest was held, and all that I can learn is as follows: The young man, in company with his half-brother and one of the Hughes boys, was out hunting, and Carl was leading a dog. They came to a footlog across Big Butte Creek and Carl remarked that he would turn the dog loose before crossing. In stooping down his gun, which he was carrying under his arm, slipped and the hammer struck against a rock, discharging it, the ball striking the jugular vein, causing instant death. Deceased was about twenty five years of age.
    Last Friday evening Wert Pool's shed, in which were several cow stalls and about two tons of hay, was consumed by fire. His little boy had been to milk on Thursday evening, and later went to turn the cows out to pasture, when he discovered fire in the manger. He gave the alarm and Mrs. Pool brought water and to all appearances put out the fire, but watched it until midnight. The next day fire was again discovered and extinguished, Mrs. Pool's brother, John Rader, examining closely to see that no trace of it remained, but that evening the shed was again found to be on fire, but this time it had made such headway as to be beyond control and the building and its contents were consumed. Mr. Pool was away at work on the Fish Lake Ditch. The loss is quite a heavy one for Mr. Pool, as it leaves him only about one ton of hay for the rest of the winter.
SCHOOL REPORT.
    Following is the report of the Eagle Point school for the month ending January 10, 1902:
    Number of days taught, 20; days attended, 1020; days absent, 205; oases of tardiness, 28; number enrolled on register--boys 34, girls 39, total 73; new pupils, 2; average daily attendance, 51; number belonging, 61.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1902, page 5



Central Point Items.
    J. W. Merritt spent last week at Gold Hill looking after business.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McFall Jan. 12, 1902, a fine daughter.
    Mrs. Fred Peninger and Mrs. Ellen Edington are both very ill this week.
    J. B. Williams, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants on Tuesday.
    Mrs. Wm. Davis, of Medford, is visiting here this week and attending meeting.
    Mrs. Lamy, of Kansas, is paying her sister, Mrs. Booth Lee, of this place a visit.
    Mrs. Amanda Herriott and daughter, of Applegate, spent a couple of days here last week.
    Mrs. Drusilla Mee, of Applegate, spent last week with her daughter, Miss Mary Mee, of this city.
    Last Saturday was a banner day for the members of W. H. Harrison, Post No. 87 and W.R.H. members, of this place. They had joint installation of their officers, after which they spread as fine a dinner as anyone could ask, of which about 150 members and their friends partook. There was friendship and a general good time had.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    La grippe is prevalent in this locality.
    Miss Ada Ketchum was visiting friends here Saturday.
    G. W. Owings is home from Medford for a short visit.
    The bridge carpenters are repairing the bridge across Wards Creek.
    We are glad to say that Mrs. Kenworthy is slowly improving in health.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Scott spent Sunday in Grants Pass with their son, George.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox, Miss Hattie VanOrder and Miss Madge Owings are on the sick list.
    Born--On January 11th, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith, a daughter; on January 12th, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Sanborn, a daughter.
    Misses Ethel and Gladys Mack, who have been at the Wilcox hotel for the past two months, are visiting their mother in Salem.
    Revs. Haberly and Jones conducted a very successful series of meetings here and also organized a Christian Endeavor, which promises to be a very active working society.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    S. M. Nealon attended the meeting of old soldiers at Central Point Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pankey are the parents to another bouncing baby boy.
    Richard Jennings and his mother were visiting N. C. Gunn and family Sunday.
    Elmer Nichols and family, of Gold Hill, are paying a visit to his father's family.
    Mrs. P. M. Williams went out to Table Rock Tuesday on a visit and to finish her painting.
    Myron Jennings is over at Bybee Springs looking after stock and things generally for Mr. Bybee.
    Mr. and Mrs. B. Vincent went to Medford Monday, where Mrs. V. will remain a few days for medical treatment.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dickison and Mr. and Mrs. Porter made a business trip to Jacksonville Saturday, returning the same day.
    Verne Pendleton took a ton of grain to Medford Friday, returning the same day, which is proof that the roads, while they might be improved, are not so bad as they used to be.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams and Harold Rodenberger attended the supper given by the A.O.U.W. lodge at Central Point Friday evening and reported the whole affair as being a grand success.
                    J.C.P.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Virgie Carter, of Ft. Jones, Calif., is visiting relatives here.
    Miss Mae Kellogg, of Grants Pass, is spending a few days with relatives here.
    J. W. Merritt, the Central Point merchant, has been in town the last few days looking after business interests here.
    Ivan Humason and family will soon leave for Portland, their former home, where he will engage in business.
    Kellogg & Darling are having a fine dray of five tons' capacity built, their business having so increased as to justify it.
    L. D. Minkler has sold his confectionery and news stand to Sam Morris and will soon leave for Arizona on account of ill health.
    Scarcity of water has made it quite dull for the placer miner this winter, but the activity of quartz mining makes up for the loss to placer miners.
    A. M. Cowgill, who recently purchased the Humason mill has arranged to begin operations at the mill, and will run steadily day and night on ore from the mines in this vicinity.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT..

    Elmer McCord is here visiting his sister, Mrs. A. L. Haselton.
    Benj. Edmondson, of Derby, was a Medford visitor last Saturday.
    John Paine, of Sams Valley, was here last Saturday night on his way to the big ditch.
    Last Saturday night some of the young folks gave Miss Anna Nichols a surprise party. All report a fine time.
    E. Pool and the Tungate boys killed a large panther one day last week. It measured eight feet and four inches.
    Hamlinton Watkins, of Washington, was here the first of the week visiting the family of F. J. Ayers and other relatives.
    Mrs. Jas. Howard, of California, passed through here last week en route to Round Top for a visit with her father, Wm. Chambers.
    The Bachelors had an oyster supper at the home of Joe Moomaw last Saturday night. It proved to be one of the most enjoyable occasions of the season.
    Miss Elsie Nye, of Prospect, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. A. J. Florey. She is en route home from Roseburg, where she has been on quite an extended visit to relatives.
    There was a whist party at A. L. Haselton's last Monday night, the occasion being Mr. Haselton's birthday. Dainty refreshments were served and a pleasant time was had by all.
    On Tuesday of last week a deputy sheriff came out looking for one John Winkle, who was wanted for housebreaking, etc., but this bird had flown, owing to the slow process of legal proceedings. Under the new law the complaining witness had to go to Jacksonville for the warrant.
    To show the advantage of advertising in the Mail I will my that last week I inserted an ad for the Sunnyside Hotel and on Saturday night there were four persons came who did not known there was an eating house on the south side of the creek previous to the last issue of that paper.
    Quite a number of our citizens met at the residence of O. P. McGee on Monday night of last week and organized a young people's society. Mrs. Lou Ebersole was elected president, Miss Annie Peachey secretary, and Mrs. W. B. Officer, Mrs. Meta Martin, Miss Clara Richardson and A. Bish were appointed a committee on program.
    Our Sunday school is rapidly growing in size and interest and the young people's meeting late Sunday night was a grand success. At this meeting it was arranged to have an oyster supper on Friday night, Jan. 31st, the proceeds to be used in purchasing an organ for the church and Sunday school. The arrangements are to give an entertainment before supper, charging ten cents admis
sion for all except the school children, and twenty-five cents a plate for all wishing oysters. The exercises will commence at 7:30 p.m. The following committees were appointed: Committee on arrangements--O. P. McGee, S. B. Holmes, C. W. Thomas, F. M. Foster, J. F. Brown and John Moomaw; on soliciting--Mesdames R. G. Brown, S. B. Holmes and Lou Ebersole; on program--Misses Clara Richardson, Anna Peachey, Mesdames W. B. Officer and Meta Martin; on supper--Mesdames A. M. Thomas, Allie Daley, Wm. Knighten, A. C. Howlett, J. A. Jonas, T. E. Nichols, D. Cingcade, O. P. McGee, Middlebusher, F. J. Ayers, John Daley and J. N. Nichols. Everybody is cordially invited to attend.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts is quite ill, we are sorry to learn.
    Minnie Nichols was the guest of Mrs. Higinbotham recently.
    Roy Nichols, of Sams Valley, is working for Jas. McDougal.
    Mrs. E. Rhoten, who has been ill, is improving, we are glad to say.
    Miss Addie Swinden is staying with Mrs. Fannie Haff, at present.
    Mr. Swinden has struck a very rich and promising mine on his place.
    Mrs. St. Clare, of San Francisco, is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. Henry Nutt.
    Chas. Culton and Emmett Sutton have commenced drifting in the Hall diggings.
    Fred Brown left last week for California, where he has employment in a mine.
    Grandma Winders, who has been confined to her room for several days, is improving.
    Purl Bean, who has been ill with the measles, has so far recovered as to be about again.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Nichols visited Sams Valley relatives last Saturday and Sunday.
    John Marden, who has been employed up on Elk Creek for some time, is home on a visit.
    Mr. Miner was a Gold Hill visitor last Sunday, as was also Mrs. Fannie Birdsey and children.
    Jno. Penny, an old resident of Kanes Creek and a Mexican war veteran, was taken to the county hospital last week for treatment.
    Jack Butler, who has been living in the rear of the Kanes Creek opera house, has moved into one of Mr. Miner's houses and is engaged in prospecting for him.

Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 5



 Beagle Items.
    The festive coyotes are becoming more numerous and troublesome.
    The Baptists, of New Hope Church, met at the Antioch school house on the 19th and employed a pastor.
    The Medford Mail, our welcome visitor, is again received on regular time.
    The roads between Central Point and the Table Rock country are in horrid condition.
    The Gee Bros. have sold their mountain home to a Mr. Hall, formerly of California.
    The political pot has commenced to simmer. Hon. E. D. Shipley, of Sams Valley, a pioneer and war horse in the Republican Party, announces himself as a candidate for the legislature.
    Our pioneer mail carrier, G. A. Hollenbeck, who has so efficiently delivered the mails for the past years between Sams Valley and Prospect, will engage in other business after July, 1, 1902.
    A very brilliant star was plainly to be seen here in the east about 2 o'clock p.m. on the 14th inst. Quite a number of people were interested in observing the curiosity, it being to most people quite a rare occurrence.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Ed. Lyons and family moved to Medford last week.
    Wm. Holmes made a business trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Hon. C. W. Kahler, of Jacksonville, was in town Wednesday.
    Frederick Wickman made a business trip to Jacksonville last week.
    Mrs. Chartraw, of Derby, was here the first of the week after supplies.
    J. W. Merritt is at Gold Hill this week looking after his business interests.
    Dr. E. Kirchgessner, of Medford, made two professional visits here this week.
    Mr. Fox, who has been quite ill for several weeks, is much improved at this writing.
    Wm. Brown, of Brown & Sons, Eagle Point, was here after a load of goods a few days ago.
    I. F. Williams, our enterprising liveryman, took a load of commercial men to Ashland Monday.
    Call at Dr. Hinkle's and see one of the largest lines of valentines ever brought to Central Point.
    T. W. Blakeley and family moved to Medford this week, where Mr. B. will raise garden for marketing.
    Mrs. Hattie Ridinger and Mrs. Helen Rowe left for Myrtle Point Wednesday in response to a telegram which notified Mrs. Ridinger of the serious illness of her husband at that place.
    Little Edith Jacobs fell out of her high chair onto the stove Tuesday and cut an ugly gash above her eye.
    Thos. Carson left for Gold Hill Sunday, where he goes to take a position in the Southern Pacific depot.
    The school entertainment here last Friday night was a grand success and was well attended. Forty dollars were realized therefrom.
Medford Mail, January 31, 1902, page 3



Table Rock Items.
    Benton Vincent took a load of very fine Pearmain apples to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. A. P. Frierson has returned from her visit to Medford, where she spent a week with Mrs. L. B. Merriman.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon was a pretty sick man for a few days last week, but we are glad to say he is up and about again.
    Tom Pankey and sisters, of Central Point, passed through Table Rock on their return from Mrs. Cardwell's funeral at Sams Valley.
    Mrs. Williams returned to Medford Monday, expecting to meet her husband, who is coming from Arizona, but the latter wrote that he would not be here before Saturday.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, January 31, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Rev. H. S. Jones, of Jacksonville, preached here last Sunday.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox is again able to instruct her painting and music classes.
    Geo. Bradford, of Kansas, is visiting his sister, Mrs. E. Stevens, of this place.
    Mr. Birdsey has been visiting here the past week, the guest of W. V. Jones.
    Miss Ada Ketchum spent Sunday with Misses Addie Jones and Madge Owings.
    E. Owings has sold his fine farm on Evans Creek to Mrs. Marshall, of Ashland, consideration $750.
    Wm. Ruefly has purchased Mrs. Nancy Heard's property and expects to move into the same soon.
    Several hundred dollars have been subscribed for the erection of a Presbyterian Church in our town.
    Mr. Sanborn, of Sams Valley, who purchased the Chas. Hatch property, is now occupying the same.
    Messrs. Chas. Hatch and Chas. Moore are erecting new dwellings, as vacant houses are not to be had in Woodville.
    There will soon be a footbridge across Rogue River near this place, which will be a great accommodation to the people across the river.
    Mr. Mack was called to Salem last week by the illness of his daughter, Miss Ethel, who is quite low with rheumatism of the heart.
    W. A. Beck and G. D. Owings and families left last week for Wolf Creek, where the gentlemen expect to work for the railroad company.
Medford Mail, January 31, 1902, page 3


Leeds Items.
    Stock has done well on the range so far this winter.
    Born--On January 25, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Higinbotham, a daughter.
    The cold, frosty weather still continues, with a little snow, but it might be far worse.
Medford Mail,
January 31, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Sheriff Orme and deputy stopped here last Saturday on their way up Butte Creek upon business.
    A. Letcher, the jeweler, left here Monday morning for Grants Pass, where he expects to go into business.
    A. Peachey, who has been up at his ranch on Willow Creek for some time, returned to Eagle Point Sunday.
    James Ringer, our painter and paper hanger, was engaged last week in papering J. Hartman's residence, on Big Sticky.
    Mr. Morton has torn down the old fence in front of his residence and replaced it with a neat wire fence. Walter Robinett assisted him in the work.
    W. R. Potter and son, Boyd, went to Ashland last week upon business. Boyd expects to remain there for some time, unless he finds a business opening in Grants Pass.
    Millard Potter and a young man by the name of Anderson came down from the big ditch last Saturday with a number of the company's horses, taking them to O. Harbaugh's place for feed.
    Eli Ellis and son are pushing the work on their ditch as fast as possible and will soon have the upper end of it completed, and when it is there is no telling the amount of truck that will be raised on the sunny side of Little Butte.
    Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown gave it dinner to a few invited friends. Those who enjoyed the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. T. Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carlton, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Riley, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt and Mrs. George Brown.
    A. Pool has purchased another set of tools and opened a blacksmith shop in Eagle Point where his brother, E. Pool, formerly worked. His son, Scott, will have charge of the work for the present.
    Last Thursday evening some of the friends of the Ringer family called on them and spent a few hours very pleasantly. Mr. Ringer was not at home, but his daughters, Mesdames Martin and Ebersole, and son, Carl, were equal to the occasion, and all went home feeling well satisfied with the evening's pleasures.
    Mesdames Martin and Ebersole made a business trip to Medford last Thursday. They were very much surprised at finding such a variety of goods and at such low prices. They are recently from Ohio and are so delighted with the climate, soil and society that they cannot find language to express their views. They were astonished at the idea of riding thirty miles in an open vehicle on the 23rd of January, with no extra wraps, and fooling no inconvenience on account of the cold.
    In an article in the last issue of the Mail on the resources of the Rogue River Valley one very important item was
omitted from the list--that of onions. It is admitted that the Butte Creek country can, and does, produce as fine onions as can be grown anywhere. If any of your readers doubt this statement let them call around this way next fall and they can see tons of them that will weigh from two to three and one-half pounds apiece. A number of our onion growers have already commenced to plant and expect good results.
Medford Mail, January 31, 1902, page 5


Provolt Items.
BY WEBFOOT.
    Richard Lewman made a flying trip up to Sterling a few days since upon business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Payne were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hyde last Sunday.
    Rev. Hedgepeth, of Williams Creek, has been holding a series of meetings here the past week.
    Dr. Boyington returned home from Grants Pass last Friday, where he has been for several weeks.
    Miss Lena Carter returned home from Grants Pass last week, where she has been visiting for some time.
    Lou Smith, the Provolt merchant and blacksmith, spent several days in Grants Pass last week on business.
    Lewis Loesch, of Grants Pass, has rented the Sonson hop yard, and is cleaning it up as fast as the weather will permit.
    There was a large crowd in attendance at the ball at Rose's hall last Friday night, and all report having had a good time.
    The Hard Times quartz mine has started up in full blast, under the foremanship of Otis Hall. Several men are employed, and work is progressing rapidly.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Layton, of this place, were called to Grants Pass last week to the bedside of their sick daughter, Mrs. Myron Wilbur.
    Mrs. S. Fields, of this place, wandered away from home last Sunday and got lost. After a desperate search of all the neighbors she was found quite a distance from home totally bewildered.
Medford Mail, January 31, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Joseph Van Hardenburg is quite ill at the family home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Coe, late of Kansas, are here looking for a farm.
    Mrs. Rebecca Morgan is now staying with Mrs. Jesse Morgan, of Medford.
    John and Joseph Olwell, who attended the Elks lodge at Roseburg last week, returned home Monday.
    J. L. Downing, undertaker, of Ashland, was here on Tuesday visiting his mother, Mrs. Joseph Downing.
    Evangelist Walters and E. B. Lockhart are holding revival meetings at the M.E. Church this week. The attendance is large and much interest is being manifested.
    I. F. Williams was the successful bidder on the three mail routes. He has the contract from Central Point to Eagle Point, from Eagle Point to Climax and Eagle Point to Leeds.
    Mrs. Helen Rowe, who has been to Myrtle Point to visit her brother-in-law, Mr. Ridinger, who is suffering with blood poison, returned home this week and reports Mr. R. much improved.
    John W. Ross, of Brownsville, Ore., is visiting R. H. Hodge, of this place. Mr. Ross is doing an extensive business in the northern part of the state in hardware and furniture. Mr. Hodge and Mr. Ross were old neighbors in Jasper County, Iowa.
    The friends of George G. Fuller will be pained to learn of his death at the family home at Tolo on Sunday, February 2, 1902, aged eighteen years. George was a very great favorite in the community and was one of our best young men and bade fair to make one of nature's noblemen. Why one so useful and so young should be taken is past man's understanding. He was the last of a family of four children and the grief-stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this their great affliction. The funeral services were conducted by Reverends Lockhart and Walters and the remains were laid to rest in the Central Point cemetery on Tuesday.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    H. D. Kubli was here several days this week looking after his mining interests on Galls Creek.
    Fred Bachman left Wednesday for Butte, Montana, to engage in mining in that vicinity.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Landrith left last Saturday for Baker City, where M. L. goes to look after his mining interests in that district.
    WM. Cook has taken charge of the Tolo section crew and W. P. Counts has again taken charge of the construction crew north of this place.
    H. E. Reed and Glen Owens have struck a very rich vein in their quartz mine on Sardine Creek. The prospects are that this will soon become a good paying mine.
    C. E. Young left for Southern California points Monday for a stay of several months, in hopes of finding relief for rheumatism which has been causing him much trouble recently.
    C. R. Ray has purchased the Kesterson farm on Rogue River, four miles above here: $7000. He intends to stock it up with thoroughbred stock of all kinds.
    Mrs. Ellen Cardwell, and old and highly respected resident of this place and Sams Valley, was taken suddenly ill January 24th with heart trouble, and expired in a few minutes. Mrs. Cardwell was born in County Claire, Ireland, December 25, 1832, and came to this country in 1849. She was married to John Cardwell in San Francisco in 1856, and soon after settled in Sams Valley, where Mr. Cardwell died May 4, 1882. By this union there were ten children, seven of whom are living, they being John, A. of Burns, Oregon; Frank, of Sisson, Calif.; Mrs. Jane Nichol of Central Point; Miss Martha Cardwell, of Klamath Falls; Edward , who resides on the old homestead in Sams Valley; Lawrence, of Lovelock, Nevada and David S. of Fresno, Calif.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Holmes Bros. sent a lot of fine hay to Central Point last Monday.
    George Lynch, from up Rogue River way, was in town on business last Monday.
    Mesdames J. W. Grover and Wm. Knighten made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    Fred Inlow, of Trail, came down last Monday to have some dental work done by Dr. W. B. Officer.
    We are informed that an Ashland man is contemplating starting a sorghum plant here and offers inducements to the farmers to grow cane on a large scale.
    Our onion growers are improving their time during this favorable weather by putting in their crops, and the prospects are that we will have an immense crop of onions this year.
    Ellis & Son have about completed the upper end of their ditch and will soon continence on the lower end again. If the weather remains favorable they will soon have the water in so that it can be used on the south side of Butte Creek.
    Perry McGee came down from his home in Josephine County last week to visit his brother, O. P. McGee. He was accompanied by his sister, Miss Laura. On his return home he was accompanied by his little niece, Miss Verna McGee.
    Our Young Peoples' Society is proving to be a marked success. Last Sunday evening the house was crowded, but I am sorry to say that some disturbance was created by a few, and we sincerely hope that it will not occur again. At the close Rev. Moomaw gave a good lecture on the subject of "Marriage," it being his fortieth anniversary.
    Geo. Stevens returned from his visit to Nebraska last week and reports the thermometer thirty-six degrees below zero. He said when the thermometer registered sixteen degrees below zero there the people all talked about how warm it was getting. Here in the Rogue River Valley when it reaches sixteen above we all talk about how cold it is.
    The entertainment given to raise money for the purchase of an organ for our church and Sunday school was a grand success, both socially and financially. The net receipts were $32.05. The young people expect to give another social soon for the same purpose, as they intend to buy a good instrument. Our people will undoubtedly patronize this as liberally as they did the last entertainment, as they are noted for largeheartedness.
    We are informed that several readers of the Mail in the northern and northeastern states are intending to soon come to the Rogue River Valley to reside, where it does not cost everything a man can make in the summer to buy fuel in the winter. One lady writes, "Just as soon as we can dispose of our stock we are coming to the Rogue River Valley, for here in North Dakota the frost, or rather ice, forms so thick on the windows that we cannot see out at all without breaking it off."
    Carl Ringer, recently from Ohio, started out last Saturday for a hunt on Round Top. He rode his horse part of the way and tied him by a dead pine tree in the head of a gulch and then proceeded on his way to hunt. On returning he found several dead trees and a number of gulches--but no horse--and had to return home without the animal. The next morning he and his father started out in search of the horse and after tramping until 3 o'clock in the afternoon they found the horse right where Carl had tied him. He says the next time he goes hunting he will put a bell on his horse.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 5



Beagle Items.
    Snow two inches deep and still falling.
    Who is to teach our spring term of school?
    This little snow storm has caused the stockmen to look after their cattle.
    Watt Beebe, of Agate, is in our midst gathering his cattle, as also are Messrs. Mayfield and Childers, of the Meadows, on a like mission.
    Mrs. S. H. Glass, Sr., and Mrs. Theo Glass, Jr., and son, Elbert, attended the Baptist revival meeting at Central Point last Sunday.
    We thank you kindly, Mr. Editor, for the information through the columns of your widely circulated paper as regards the extra clerk on election boards.
    L. L. Love, of the Meadows country, en route for Tolo, called here last Friday. He informs us that snow fell four inches in that section this week, but no loss of stock from starvation yet.
    The genial countenance of our friend and neighbor, Chas. Dickison, of Table Rock, beamed upon us one day last week. The gentleman informs us that he is a candidate for the office of representative. We are thoroughly convinced that he is the right man in the right place. Come again, Charlie, you are always a welcome visitor.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 5


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Mrs. D. Cingcade and son, Charles, are both on the sick list, we are sorry to say.
    Wm. Nussbaum, of Lake Creek, has been down our way looking for stray cattle.
    John Duggan, of Jacksonville, visited friends on Sticky a couple of days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ira Grigsby gave a pleasant dancing party to a number of their friends last Friday night.
    W. W. Gregory and E. G. Roberts spent a day last week with their friend, Sam Swenning, of Wellen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Turpin have returned from a few days' visit with the former's sister, Mrs. Lane Wyland.
    Messrs. Enyart and Metcalf, of Medford, were guests at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregory last Sunday night.
    Frank Swingle, of eastern Oregon, has been visiting friends on Sticky, among them being the families of W. J. and H. L. Gregory.
    A number of our young people attended the entertainment and oyster supper at Eagle Point last Friday night and report a pleasant time.
    Messrs. Anderson, Tull and Haynes are stopping at the Harbaugh farm, the two former caring for the Jackson County Improvement Co.'s horses, and the latter for Mr. Howard's horses.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Mrs. Ida Sturgis has entirely recovered from her recent illness.
    Fred Armpriest made a business trip to Medford one day last week.
    Stock is doing well on the range in this section of the country this winter.
    Bert Coffman has returned from California and is working for A. W. Sturgis.
    A. W. Sturgis has the finest field of wheat on the old McKee place that has ever been grown there.
    Grandma Coffman has been quite poorly this winter, having been confined to her bed most of the time.
    J. H. Herriford and others are cutting 100 cords of wood for Jas. Armpriest, on his Griffin Creek timber land.
    John Broad, of the Oregon Belle mine, reports that they are taking out a large amount of the yellow metal this winter.
    James Davies has been moving some dirt at his mine on the right-hand fork of Forest Creek, although he has a limited supply of water.
    Miss Hattie Armpriest writes to her parents from Portland that she is well and will probably visit Southern Oregon again this summer.
    No work is being done at the Smith & Stansell mine this winter, the operator having moved to Foots Creek to work in the Black Channel mine.
    Charles Snow and D. J. Pearce and sons have two giants ready to run, but their water supply is limited. This mine paid well last winter and will undoubtedly do so again if they can get plenty of water.
    The Sunset mine owners are still successfully working their lead. Mr. Winningham stated some time ago that they had struck an immensely rich deposit of quartz, but whether it was a spur or the main ledge they were then unable to determine.
    Ira Coffman, who discovered the rich quartz ledge now known as the Oregon Belle and who sold it for a nominal sum, says he made a mistake in selling it. He thinks he is now on the track of another rich lead near where Mel Horn took out a rich pocket last spring.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 5


Provolt Items.
BY RAG TIME.
    Shirm Fields left last Friday for Eugene, Oregon, where he expects work this summer.
    Miss Lena Carter returned to Sisson last week after a few weeks' visit with her parents.
    Lewis Loesch has been on the sick list the past week, but we are glad to say he is much improved.
    Amos Cook returned home last week from Rogue River Valley, where he has been working for some time.
    Baldwin Bros. have leased the Boulder hop yard for this season, and we are preparing to raise a large crop.
    We are glad to say that the J. T. Lettekin family, who have been ill for some time with chickenpox, are able to be out again.
    Leslie Bailey returned to his home last week from Medford, where he has just finished [learning] the photographer's trade under George Mackey.
    Willard Gilmour, who got his hand mashed in the Toledo mine last Saturday, passed through here Monday on his way home to Murphy.
    Richard Lewmans is in Grants Pass this week working for a position on the Southern Pacific. We bid the industrious young man good luck and success in his strong effort.
    J. T. Layton, the Provolt capitalist and miner, will start his big giant to work about the tenth of this month. Mr. Layton does not expect a very long run this season for the lack of snow in the mountains.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    James Galloway is having a siege with la grippe.
    Mr. Robinson, of Grants Pass, spent Tuesday in our town.
    Mr. Irvin and family, late of Elk Creek, have become residents of our town.
    Rev. Walter, who has been holding revival meetings here, left for Medford Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gay, of Portland, are visiting relatives and friends of this place.
    Mrs. A. Betts died very suddenly at the family home near Eagle Point Tuesday evening, of heart failure. She was an old resident of that place and leaves a husband and family of grown-up children.
    Preaching services next Sunday in the M.E. Church. Morning theme--"Evidence of the New Birth." Evening theme--"The New Birth. What It Is and Why It Is Necessary." Within the past week fourteen persons have united with the church, making some thirty-five since conference.           
DEATH OF JOSEPH VAN HARDENBERG
    Joseph Van Hardenberg died near Central Point, Feb. 7, 1902, as a result of typhoid fever. He was born at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 10, 1870. As a young man he was highly esteemed by all who knew him and greatly beloved by his father's entire family. He was the business manager and chief counselor of the family affairs. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence, Feb. 8th, by Rev. T. B. Crandall. The text chosen was Psalm 90:12--"So teach me to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Mr. Kame and three daughters furnished the music for the occasion. At the cemetery a male quartet from Eagle Point sang a most appropriate selection. The large company of sympathizing friends united in singing as a closing hymn, "Shall We Gather at the River?"
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3


Talent News Items.
    Misses Anna Beeson and Bertha Dunlap went to Jacksonville Tuesday to take teachers' examination.
    Mrs. Ida Fenton, of San Francisco, daughter of D. P. Brittain, is expected home on a visit to her father.
    It will not be long until Talent will again have a depot agent, Miss Lizzie Netherland having been appointed.
    H. B. Burton, of New York, a former apple-packer of M. L. Pellett's, has returned and is again in his employ.
    Ed Dunham, an employee of the S.P. Co., who has been at home for the past week, has again returned to his work.
    Miss Murtrell Stearns, who has been visiting friends and relatives of this place, expects to return soon to her home in Portland.
    M. L. Pellett left Tuesday morning for San Francisco, where he will attend to some business relating to the purchase of land in Mexico.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Rev. Haberly preached here Sunday.
    The miners are rejoicing over the recent heavy rains.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox visited her mother in Medford last week.
    G. W. Owings and family are having a tussle with the grippe.
    Chas. Hatch has completed his residence and moved into the same.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Birdsey, Feb. 8, 1902, an eight-pound son.
    Prof. R. H. Jonas visited at his home in Eagle Point last Saturday and Sunday.
    G. E. Ziders, who was quite sick last week, is able to resume his work on the section.
    Lee Cox, who has been visiting his parents the past month, has returned to Leland.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Duffield, of Jerome Prairie, are visiting Mrs. D.'s mother, Mrs. E. Stevens.
    Woodville is to have a grist mill in the near future, which will be quite an improvement to our town.
    Mr. and Mrs. Phil. Simpkins, of Central Point, have been visiting relatives and friends here during the past week.
    On account of the washout, Miss Parker, our primary teacher, who was visiting at her home in Grants Pass, was unable to reach here Monday morning. Miss Hattie Van Order took her place until she could come by private conveyance.
    The section men were compelled to be on the railroad most all night Sunday night, as the heavy rains were doing great damage to the road.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    M. Foley is confined to his bed with an attack of pneumonia at his home east of town. Dr. A. C. Stanley is the attending physician.
    Prof. Wells, Miss Ella Griffith and Miss Edith Dungey, our efficient corps of teachers, of the Gold Hill school, left Wednesday for Jacksonville to take teachers' examination.
    W. E. Darling now resides in the dwelling he recently purchased of T. J. Eastman, in Dekum's addition.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Downing came down from Ashland Tuesday to spend a few days visiting their friends.
    Postmaster Reames and J. C. Hall left Monday for J. Pendleton's farm on Rogue River to hunt ducks for several days.
    The late rains have been playing havoc with the mining ditch and reservoirs in this vicinity. Judge Dufur, Lance Bros., Cook and Sons and the Black Channel people report considerable damage done to their properties.
    H. A. Mears returned Monday from an extended trip to the north, having visited the principal mines in Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    F. O. Hurd, of Medford, was at Table Rock during the week on land business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols are over from Prineville and are visiting Mr. N.'s parents.
    Miss Clara McIntire was out from Medford last week visiting her sister and Mr. Dickison's family.
    Court Hall and Wm. Reames, of Gold Hill, were here two days this week on a hunt and went back satisfied, though not overloaded.
    J. W. Marksberry passed through this neighborhood on his way home where he will rest for a couple of months, having done a good business on his last trip.
    John Duggan returned from the big ditch last week, having been there the longest of any man with a team, and proposed to return when work begins in the spring.
    Marion Nealon, after spending a year at Willow Springs, is home again, and judging from the pleasure he seems to take in being there, home and its surroundings has not lost any of its charms.
    Miss Maud Downing, of Central Point, spent about ten days here helping the assessor write up his field books for this year, and at the same time had the pleasure of meeting many of her old pupils.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pendleton left for Jacksonville Tuesday, where they will begin the work of copying the land transfers for 1901. As the number of sales is far above the average, it will be a work of several weeks.
    A number of people from here attended the funeral of Joe Van Hardenberg at Central Point last Saturday. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood, as they were at one time one of us.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    W. R. Potter made a business trip to Ashland last week.
    Mrs. A. C. Howlett left last week for Portland and Oregon City, to be absent three or four weeks.
    James Ringer was at Central Point last week doing some paper hanging. He returned home Saturday.
    Mrs. Lonigan's brother, a blacksmith from Talent, was visiting here last week. He was accompanied by his two sons.
    George Potter and sister, Lillie, accompanied by Arthur Ferry, all of Ashland, were the guests of Jos. Riley last Sunday.
    Married--On February 9, 1902, at the residence of W. F. Smith, by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, W. A. Smith and Lottie P. Ferrin.
    There was a dance at Mr. Vestal's, on Reese Creek, last Friday night. A very pleasant time was reported by those in attendance.
    I am requested by A. H. Peachey to tender his thanks to the kind neighbors who rendered them so much assistance during the time of illness in the family. I will also say that we owe a debt of gratitude to the friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness of our daughter, Agnes.
    I understand that some of our young people are arranging for another entertainment, when they will render a play in which there are nine characters. Knowing what I do of the ability of the performers I have no hesitancy in saying that we will be well entertained. The proceeds of the entertainment will go into the organ fund.
    Last Sunday the news came over the wire announcing the death of Jas. Guerin, son-in-law of George Brown, at his home in British Columbia. Mr. G. was formerly a resident of Medford, and built several of the most prominent buildings in the county, among which are the courthouse at Jacksonville and several of the oldest brick buildings in Ashland and Medford.
    Eli Ellis and son, who have been engaged on the upper end of their ditch for the past three weeks, have returned to their old boarding place, the Sunnyside Hotel, and have resumed work on the lower end of the ditch. They expect, if the weather permits, to complete the digging and be ready for the flume work by the time the roads are so they can get the lumber on the ground.
    Quite a number of the young folks from here attended the funeral of Joseph Van Hardenberg at the Central Point cemetery last Saturday. Mr. Van Hardenberg formerly lived in this neighborhood and was a highly respected young man. He had been pitcher in the Eagle Point baseball team since its organization and was a favorite with all the boys. He leaves a large number of friends here to mourn his loss.
    Last Saturday night was a night for parties in this neighborhood. The bachelor element, including several of the young men, had an oyster supper at the residence of Timmie Dugan, where they spent the evening very pleasantly. At the same time Mrs. O. P. McGee gave a rag tacking party. Quite a number were present, and while some sewed carpet rags others had music and fun. Light refreshments were served and the time passed so pleasantly that it was midnight before the company dispersed. Mrs. J. W. Grover received the prize, a celery dish, for sewing the most carpet rags, and Mrs. Meta Martin and Mrs. C. E. Hoyt tied for the second prize. Mrs. George Brown also gave an oyster supper to a few invited friends the same evening. The time was pleasantly spent in playing whist and various other games until a late hour, when the guests departed for their homes well pleased with the evening's entertainment.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    E. C. Pomeroy, of the Meadows, was doing business here Tuesday.
    J. B. Agner left Wednesday evening on a business trip in the north.
    J. G. Martin, of Table Rock precinct, was here Tuesday trading with our merchants.
    Dr. Chisholm has been absent several days at the bedside of Mr. and Mrs. James Pankey of Sams Valley, who are both dangerously ill.
    WM. Covert returned Sunday from Northern California, after an absence of several months, to visit his son, Vernice, who has been stopping with Judge D. Richards.
    Riley Hammersley came down from the Meadows mining District Monday to spend a few Days looking after his interest here. He reports an increased activity in the mine in that district, which is fast coming to the front as a cinnabar producer.
    H. D. Kubli, chairman of the Republican Central Committee was here Monday and Tuesday interviewing Secretary A. E. Kellogg and arranging for a meeting of the committee. The date decided on was Saturday, March 1, 1902, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    We are having real spring weather.
    Wm. Moxley made a business trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    Dr. Kremer, of Grants Pass, was called Sunday to see Grandpa Hillis, who is very ill.
    Mr. Heart, of Pleasant Creek, lost a valuable span of horses recently; lung fever is supposed to be the cause.
    Mr. Sanburn will soon leave his grist mill in running order and will be prepared to furnish all kinds of chopped grain.
    Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sherrill, of Hood River, who have been visiting her parents for the past two months, have returned home.
    Mrs. Marshall and daughter, Miss Daisy, of Ashland, who recently purchased the E. Owings farm on Evans Creek, will take possession of the same this week.
    Prof. Robert Jones took the teachers' examination at Jacksonville last week, and his many friends here are glad to learn he received a first grade certificate.
    Misses Bertha Cox, Hattie Van Order, Madge Owings, Addie Jones and Walter Van Order, attended the play "The Two Orphans" at Grants Pass Friday evening.
    J. W. Marksbury was in our vicinity with his line of useful goods. He also carries a fine assortment of stereoscopic views. He reports the roads between here and Ashland the best he ever saw for the time of the year.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 3


Beagle Items.
    Mr. Mounts, the stock man of Tolo, is here gathering cattle.
    Wm. Ulrich of Medford, is in our midst recently buying cattle.
    Born, on February 5, 1902, to the wife of Mr. Wm. Houston of Long Branch, a son.
    Mrs. Geo. Stacy has returned home from her visit to Long Branch.
    Quite a number of steers have died on the range from eating that most detestable of all brush, chaparral.
    Snider and Donegan creeks are well traversed since the freshet, by men and boys with fishing gigs and pitchforks.
    Mr. Brown of Brown Bros., who located in our midst last fall, has gone to Los Angeles, Calif., on a business trip.
    Rumor has it that J. G. Martin of Table Rock, a lifelong Republican, will ask for nomination for the office of county commissioner at the coming Republican convention.
    Grandpa and Grandma Myers, pioneers of this section, aged 87 years respectively, have moved to the home of their daughter, Mrs. O. Vincent. These grand old people are getting quite feeble and almost totally blind.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Holmes Bros. sent a fine lot of hogs to Medford Monday.
    Miss Mattie Taylor spent a few days last week with Mrs. C. E. Hoyt.
    Frank Nichols and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pool last Sunday.
    E. Pool moved his family to their new home in Mt. Pitt district the first of the week.
    Miss Lol. Nichols was visiting this family of Mrs. R. G. Brown, the first of last week.
    Misses Nora and Opal Daley entertained about a half a dozen of their schoolmates last Sunday afternoon.
    There does not seem to be much sickness in our neighborhood, but our pharmacist, John Williscroft, seems to be doing a good business.
    A man by the name of Robinson, of Medford, is contemplating moving to Eagle Point if he can secure tract of land, and raise garden truck for the market.
    Jas. Geary and John Watkins, of Elk Creek, came down last Sunday and brought Mr. Elliott, who has been teaching school in that district, to Dr. Officer for medical treatment, he being afflicted with the asthma. In a few minutes Dr. Officer gave him relief and he ate a hearty meal, after a fast of forty-eight hours.
    A young man by the name of Edwards, of Indiana, is here visiting his cousin, Mrs. G. W. Daley, Jr. He is very favorably impressed with our country and somewhat amazed at seeing we old men riding around the country without coats or gloves on, when in his state they are having snow and floods, and the thermometer is twenty degrees below zero.
    Strangers who have been attracted to our vicinity by the big onions raised here are inquiring daily for land, and fancy prices are being offered for the use of the land. As much as $40 per acre a year for five years has been offered. A. L. Haselton was recently heard to remark that he would not take $200 an acre per year for his onion bed of two and one-half acres.
    Mrs. C. E. Hoyt gave a rag tacking party at the Sunnyside last Friday night to about sixty of her friends. They sewed twenty-six pounds of rags, played games, had music, and during the evening light refreshments were served. Mrs. A. L. Haselton received the ladies' first prize, a handsome Bobbinet throw, and Frank Foster the gentlemen's first prize, a neat handkerchief box, and Charley Thomas received the booby prize. To say that we had a good time does not fully cover the ground.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 5


Galls Creek Items.
BY M.S.E.
    Thos. Dungey made Gold Hill a call Friday.
    Joe Dusenberry passed here one day last week.
    The mines are all running full blast since the rain began.
    Mose Higinbotham was visiting at Wm. Blackert's last week.
    Charles Culton was a pleasant caller at T. Dungey's Sunday.
    B. Morris, of Rock Point was the guest of Mr. Cook last Sunday.
    Mr. Childers, of Gold Hill, is prospecting on this Creek this week.
    Mrs. Mary Tayler made a trip to Rock Point and Gold Hill last Friday.
    Mrs. Thos. Pankey, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Mrs. B. Olson last Sunday.
    We are sorry to chronicle the quite serious illness of Miss Gertie Obenchain.
    The roads between Gold Hill and Rock Point are very bad and need attention.
    Geo. Hammersley, the Gold Hill editor, made a trip on this Creek one day last week.
    Mrs. J. B. Dunkin was visiting in Gold Hill last Wednesday, the guest of Mrs. Walters.
    Geo. Satterfield attended the dance at Gold Hill last Friday night and reports a fine time.
    Mr. Haskins and family will leave soon or California for the benefit of their daughter's health.
    Misses Myrtle Ritter, Josie and Myrtle Evans of Hustleville, were the guest of Miss Stella Olson Sunday.
    Bert Martin, of Foots Creek, passed through here one day last week on his way to the Kesterson ranch.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, of Medford, and Misses Bessie and Pearl Vroman were guests of Mrs. Carrie Dunkin last Saturday.

Medford Mail,
February 21, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Mrs. George Stacy is visiting on Long Branch, the guest of Mrs. Will Houston.
    The little yellow buttercup flower has again made its annual visit--a token of spring.
    Harvey Richardson has secured the contract for carrying the mail from Sams Valley to Prospect.
    Our school board has wisely engaged the services of Miss McIntire to teach our spring term at old Antioch school house, to begin about the middle of March.
    The M.E. Church, South, pastor, Rev. Darby, of Medford, informs his church at this place that it will be impossible for him to fill his appointments here in the future.
    The members of New Hope Baptist Church failed to raise sufficient funds to engage a pastor for the coming year; consequently we will have no preaching at New Hope.
    E. C. Pomeroy, a leading citizen of the Meadows country, called one day last week while en route to Central Point, where his family are now wintering and his children are enjoying the excellent school privileges at that place.
    A heavy downpour of rain began here last Saturday and continued for several days unabated. Snider and Donegan creeks that drain the two small valleys are raging torrents; rails, driftwood, water gates, and in fact everything movable is swept away.
    We are sorry to report the sad accident that befell our young neighbor boy, John Godfrey, last Thursday. He and his brother were returning from Medford with a load of grain when one of the wheels of their wagon struck a stump, throwing the young man out and the front wheel passed over his leg, fracturing it very badly. He was taken to Central Point, where Dr. Hinkle reduced the fracture and he is now resting as easy as can be expected.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 5


Woodville Items.
    Rev. S. H. Jones preached here last Sunday. Miss Hattie Van Order is on the sick list this week.
    Miss Linnie Stevens, of Murphy, is visiting her parents here for a few days.
    Miss Maggie Schmidtline went to Ashland Sunday to visit her sister, Mrs. Wm. Ruefly.
    Mrs. Nellie Witt, who was dangerously ill last week, is very much improved, we are glad to say.
    G. W. Owings returned to Medford Monday to remain some time in the interest of his business, the Elite Studio.
    Mr. Sanborn, who was at Grants Pass last week to have a cancer removed from his tongue, is improving rapidly after so severe an operation.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox made a flying trip to Grants Pass Sunday for the purpose of having a tooth extracted that had been giving Mr. Cox considerable trouble of late.
Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Fred Peninger is visiting friends at Gold Hill this week.
    H. M. Hayes, of Gold Hill, was trading here one day this week.
    Miss Mary Mee spent last week with her sister, Mrs. E. H. Bebb, at Grants Pass.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Caton are spending the week with relatives on Evans Creek.
    Mrs. M. C. Morris spent a few days last week with friends in Mound district.
    Mr. Evans, who has been spending the winter in Kansas, returned home last week.
    Mark Applegate was down from the Elk Creek mines the first of the week. He reports prospects very flattering in that district.
    Walter Jenks, of Salem, was here a couple of days this week and bought a few carloads of dried prunes for that market.
    George Messner, of Ashland, and Miss Daisy Stidham, of this place, were married at Jacksonville last Monday and left on the noon train for Ashland, where they will make their home. Their many friends here wish them a long and happy life.
    Wm. Edington and family, who have been spending the winter in Missouri with a view to locating there, returned last Saturday and are now looking for a farm that will make them a home to their liking, all of which is pleasant news to their many friends here.
    There will be a local institute held in the Central Point public school building on March 8, 1902. Supt. J. H. Ackerman will be present during the session, and will deliver a lecture in the evening at 7:30, in the M.E. Church. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend the day session and the lecture. The complete program will appear in next week's issue.
Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3


Trail Creek Items.
    We are having plenty of rain.
    Chas. Fry visited Harry Inlow Sunday.
    All stock in this section are doing well this winter.
    Tom Martin was down from the head of Trail Creek this week trading at the Trail post office.
    Mrs. A. A. Hall, who has been suffering with rheumatism for some time, is rapidly improving.
    T. B. Dawson and son, Robert, are building considerable new fence this winter and repairing the old.
    C. Baker, a mining expert, Willis Jackson, of Medford, and Alfred Lively, of Ashland, are prospecting in this vicinity.
    The Elk Creek school closed last Friday, and Prof. Elliott departed for his home in Douglas County shortly afterwards.
    Fred Inlow and Shannon Oliver went over to the Fish Lake Ditch last week to work with the rock crew for a short time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Phillips, of Gold Hill, are visiting Mrs. Phillips' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, at the Rogue River ferry.
    J. T. Fry, the gentleman from Griffin Creek, who recently purchased the Geo. Justus place here, is making several improvements on the same in the way of clearing more land and repairing the buildings.
    S. Wilson returned home last Friday from Medford, where he and his wife went with their little son, Willie, who was so unfortunate as to fall on a stick and hurt his eye. The little fellow is improving rapidly, and his friends here are all earnestly hoping that his eyesight will not be injured.
    After a five years' effort to levy a tax for the purpose of erecting a new school house in District No. 45, we have at last succeeded, with the assistance of School Superintendent Daily, and many others directly interested--and we now have a new building almost completed. It is being put up by Simpson Wilson and J. W. Werner, two excellent mechanics, who took the contract at a very low figure because of their desire to have a new house. What we need now are seats. The old ones are decidedly antiquated and are far from being suitable for the new building.
Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3


Galls Creek Items.
BY M.S.E.
    John Horn returned from Applegate Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dungey were visiting in Gold Hill Sunday.
    Jack Hays, of Gold Hill, made a business trip to Galls Creek, Monday.
    Born--Feb. 19, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flippin, a nine pound boy.
    Byron and Monte Dunkin went to Gold Hill Thursday after supplies.
    We are glad to say that Miss Gertie Obenchain is improving in health.
    The late rains and warm sunshine have brought the fruit trees into bud.
    Our school will commence the first Monday in March; with Miss Lulu Newton as teacher.
    Mrs. Claud Lawrence, who has been visiting on Applegate for some time, has returned home.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Martin and daughter, Miss Bertha, were visiting on this Creek last week.
    The Rock Point School will commence about the 15th of March, with C. Masterson, as teacher.
    D. Walker, of Gold Hill, made a trip to the Gold Standard mine Monday with a load of groceries.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson attended the Literary Society at Hustleville last Saturday night and report a fine time, and consider the debate the best they ever heard. The subject for the debate was--"Resolved, that the hen that lays the egg is mother of the chicken."

Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3


Sams Valley Items.
    John Payne left Sunday for Oak Bar, Calif., where he has secured employment in the mines\, at that place.
    Mrs. Lulu Perry, of Big Sticky, and Mrs. Wright, of Dead Indian, were visiting friends in the valley Sunday.
    Horace Pelton and wife, James Pelton and Miss Grace Reeves attended the K. of P. dance in Medford last Friday night.
    Mr. Lewis Pankey arrived from Bly, Klamath County, Wednesday, having been called home by the serious illness of his mother.
    Mrs. James Pankey, who has been so critically ill with capillaries bronchitis, is slowly convalescing under the skillful treatment of Dr. Chisholm.
    Fitzgerald Bros. are making a successful run in their placer mines this winter, and by the sufficient water supply are diligently working away. They expect a profitable cleanup this season.
    A heavy rain fell here the forepart of the week, and every creek and streamlet is wildly raging. Although this rain is not needed by the farmers, the miners are jubilant over it, as it increases their water supply to a few weeks more run in their mines.
    There are a number of incorrigible young hoodlums in Sams Valley who need to be grasped by the hand of the laws, to restrain them from disturbing or otherwise breaking up the religious meetings that are being held at Moonville of Sunday evenings. These boys congregate at prayer meeting and bible reading every Sunday evening, but they come not for the purpose to assist others in taking part, but to ridicule those who do take part. They seem to take a triumphant delight in standing just outside the door, while some dance to the music of a harmonica, others will join in with loud talking and laughter. And altogether their noise is enough to thoroughly arouse the anger of the devil. Now this kind of conduct is becoming wearisome; so wearisome in fact, that we do not think the law-abiding people will let it occur again.
Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. Thos. Henderson has gone to California to join her husband, who is interested in mining there.
    The committee appointed to procure an organ tor the Sunday school and Young People's Society ordered the instrument last week.
    Miss Edna Charley, of Brownsboro, passed through here last Friday on her way home from Central Point, where she had been visiting friends.
    Mrs. O. P. McGee was called to Josephine County last week to attend the funeral of her uncle, and also to visit another relative who is very ill.
    Miss Delpha Fredenburg entertained a number of her schoolmates last Friday evening. It is needless to say that the children had a very pleasant time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, of Medford, were in Eagle Point last week on their way to the Rogue River ferry to visit Mrs. Phillips' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watkins.
    Israel Patton, of Mt. Pitt, took dinner at the Sunnyside Hotel last Sunday. He reports that the timber lands are fast being taken up and that quite a number of persons in his section are taking claims.
    There was a  party at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Potter on Tuesday evening of last week, they having invited in a few friends to welcome their son, Boyd, who has been stopping in Ashland for some time.
    Mrs. C. E. Hoyt gave a birthday dinner at the Sunnyside Hotel last Sunday to a few invited friends, it being in honor of the birthdays of Miss Mattie Taylor and Mrs. Hoyt. A fine dinner was served and all present had a good time.
    John Williscroft went to Medford one day last week and while there purchased from Wm. Ulrich the lot lying between the Eagle Hotel and Mrs. Potter's Racket Store, in Eagle Point, consideration $50. Mr. Williscroft expects to build on the property as soon as he can get the lumber on the ground.
    Last week R. R. Minter's little girl was kicked in the face by a horse and several of her teeth were knocked out and her jawbone was broken. She was brought to Eagle Point Saturday and Dr. Officer, assisted by Dr. Pickel, of Medford, reduced the fracture. The patient is resting easy at this writing.
    Baxter Robertson, who came out from Medford last week to look for a location in this community, has rented the Brown-Haselton property. He offered Frank Lewis $1100 for his place of six acres, including the crop of onions now in the ground, but Mr. Lewis thought he might do better than that so refused the offer.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance were called to Sams Valley last Thursday by the serious illness of Mrs. Severance's brother, James Pankey, and wife. Mr. Severance returned Saturday evening and reported them very low, with but little hopes of their recovery, as they are both about eighty years of age.
    Died--February 11, 1902, at the family residence on Rogue River, Mrs. Christiana Betz, wife of A. Betz, aged sixty-five years and ten months. Deceased was born in Philadelphia and in early life moved west. In 1857 she was married to A. Betz, and to them were born thirteen children, nine of whom are living--five daughters and four sons. Interment was made in the Central Point cemetery, the remains being followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of neighbors and friends. Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. J. P. Moomaw. Mrs. Betz was beloved by all who knew her, and her loss is keenly felt by her many friends. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community. I am requested by Mr. Betz to tender the thanks of himself and family to the many friends who so kindly assisted them in their hour of sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Miss Zuda Owens spent Sunday with friends at Ashland.
    C.E. McCleary, of Gold Hill, spent Tuesday in this city.
    Isaac Kent made a business trip to Jacksonville Wednesday.
    Gus and Wm. Morris are now employed on the Fish Lake Ditch.
    Born--March 3, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson, a daughter.
    B. F. Peart sold his farm near town to Mr. Stroder, late of Nebraska, last week.
    Mrs. Dacy Stidham left for Ashland Monday, where she will make her future home.
    The Meneley Quartet gave an entertainment at the M.E. Church Tuesday evening to a large audience.
    Mr. Lang, late of Kansas, has purchased a lot in the north part of town and is now building a neat residence on the same.
    Frank Galloway has Leased Karney and Sims' hotel and opened for business last Monday. The house has been thoroughly renovated and the traveling public will be treated right by Mr. Galloway and wife.
    The program for the local institute to be held at Central Point, Mar. 8, 1902. Saturday morning, 9:30 o'clock, opening exercises:
        The first day of school . . . M. Ella Griffiths
        Some of the difficulties of grammar . . . W. T. Van Scoy
        Primary work . . . Zuda Owens
        Demands that a teacher must meet . . . J. Percy Wells
        Geography . . . Roberta Rippey
        Language . . . G. R. Carlock
        Busy work . . . Lila Sackett
        The value of education . . . A. J. Hanby
        How to use current events . . . E. R. Washburn
State Superintendent J. H. Ackerman will be present during the day session, and will deliver a lecture in the evening at 7:30 o'clock at the M.E. Church. The lecture will be preceded by a short literary and musical program. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    W. H. Cain, the druggist, left on Tuesday evening's train for Grants Pass.
    J. J. Houck left Tuesday for Albany and northern points on business.
    The city recorder has notice posted of the city election to be held at this place the first Monday of April.
    Mrs. Cutbreath, mother of the late Mrs. I. E. Deboy, left Tuesday for Missouri to permanently reside with her son.
    George Hershberger, of Glendale, came up on Tuesday's train to look after his mining interest in Willow Springs district.
    Milo P. Ward, the mining promoter, arrived from Portland Monday and is looking after the High Line Ditch Co.'s interests at this place.
    Geo. H. McDonald, who has been interested in quartz mines in this district for the past year, left Monday for the northern California mining district looking up properties for investment.
    Mrs. Anna Andrews and daughter, of Fargo, North Dakota, who have been visiting her old friends Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Vose, the past month left for their home via Portland, Tuesday evening.
    Miss Maggie Tack, of Crescent City, who has been visiting her friend Mrs. W. T. Reames, returned home Tuesday accompanied by Miss Gertie Marhaffer, of that place, who has been spending the winter here with friends.
    S. W. McClendon has purchased the other half interest of the Yellow Jacket, in the Blackwell district, of his brother John, and is putting in permanent building and commenced work in the mine with a crew of six miners, last Monday.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    S. M. Nealon, Chas. Dickison and S. F. Morine went to different points in the valley this week.
    Politics are causing several people in this end of the valley to spend a lot of time on the road lately.
    Dr. Shearer passed Monday on his return from the Meadows, where he had been called to attend Mr. Gardiner, who is suffering from appendicitis.
    W. R. Byrum has started work clearing ground for buildings which he proposes to erect this spring. We expect to see quite a number of new houses in this end of the valley before snow flies.
    B. R. Porter started for Klamath County Monday to look after some cattle and horses left there in the fall. He thinks they will be able to live on the range from this time on, as reports come that the feed has started nicely.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 3


Beagle Items.
    We are sorry to report that Grandma Walker is quite seriously ill.
    Men are now engaged cutting brush on the high-line ditch, probably to hold their charter.
    Frank Brown has returned from his trip to Los Angeles, bringing with him his mother and brother.
    Feed on the range is two weeks earlier than many previous seasons and the Upper Table Rock is dotted with stock.
    The old veteran and pioneer road supervisor, Thos. Baily, was in our midst last week looking after his political road supervisorship.
    Young Von der Hellen, one of the leading farmers and stock raisers of Butte Creek, was in our midst last week looking for cattle to purchase.
    We are sorry to hear Prof. Jasper Miller being one of the many unsuccessful applicants for a school certificate at the last teachers' examination.
    It was officially announced that the school at Antioch would begin the first Monday in March but the school board met on Friday, Feb. 28th, and decided not to begin until the 20th of March, owing to the bad weather and muddy roads.
    Robt. Dearman, one of our most energetic and prosperous farmers, has returned from his trip to Linn County and is so favorably impressed with the outlook in that section of Oregon that he may exchange his farm here for one in that county.
    The ever resolute and ambitious mail carrier, G. A. Hollenbeck, who has carried the mail continuously for the past eight years on the route from Sams Valley to Prospect, was in our midst a few days last week enjoying a well earned rest. He informs us that his son, Bert, who has been seriously ill for some time, is very much improved.
    March 1st was ushered in as one of those warm-hearted soul-cheering springlike days and the whole Table Rock country seemed to be of a new lease of life and activity. When we listen to the singing of so many spring birds and see the country carpeted with the beautiful yellow flowers we all join in the welcoming the return of spring, the most beautiful season of the year.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Geo. Brown made a business trip to Jacksonville last week.
    J. N. Nichols sold 102 head of cattle to Wm. Ulrich last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hoyt left last Wednesday for their home at Ft. Klamath.
    A. Betz returned from a visit to Medford last Saturday, where he has been visiting his children.
    John Williscroft, the druggist, is making some improvements on his place, now occupied by Mr. Middlebusher.
    Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Robinson moved out from Medford last week and are now occupying the Brown-Haselton house.
    A. H. Peachey returned from his mountain ranch on Willow Creek last Saturday. He reports considerable snow in that section.
    Harry Carlton and family and Mrs. W. M. Holmes and children, of Central Point, were visiting the parental roof here last Sunday.
    Miss Leva Scott, of Albany, who has been spending the winter here with Miss Lol Nichols, went to Medford last week en route home.
    A large number of the friends of Miss Maud Peachey met at the home of a neighbor and gave her a very pleasant surprise party one evening last week. A jolly good time was reported by those present.
    O. P. McGee and Wm. Ulrich have been putting up some substantial fences on their place and making divers other improvements. They will soon have one of the handiest places in this section for handling stock. They were vaccinating cattle last Saturday.
    Jason Hartman and Benton Pool were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Hotel one night last week. They were securing contracts for building barns, and expect to have a big run this summer, and their expectations will no doubt be realized, as they are expert workmen in that line.
    Pruning orchards and planting onions seems to be the principal occupation these days. The continued rain has retarded the planting of onions but will ensure a heavy crop of other things, and about all the damage done to the onion crop will be that it will not mature quite so early.
    Mrs. H. T. Severance and niece, Mrs. Middlebusher, have returned from Sams Valley, where they have been in attendance at the bedside of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Pankey, who have both been quite seriously ill, but are now slowly improving. Mr. Pankey is a brother of Mrs. Severance.
    Our school will close today, Friday, and in the evening there will be an entertainment. After the exercises by the children there will be a three-act drama by our amateur company, followed by a box social. A small admission fee will be charged to defray expenses and to purchase a modern dictionary for the school. The remainder, if there be any, will be applied to the organ fund for the Sunday school.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Mr. Copple, of Ruch, expects to go to Iowa on a visit soon.
    F. Caton, recently from Idaho, is working for A. W. Sturgis.
    We are sorry to chronicle that Grandma Coffman is still quite ill.
    Walter Armpriest has a full-blooded rat terrier dog imported from the East.
    A. W. Sturgis has been working a force of men at his mine day and night since the late rains.
    Mr. Armpriest, the capitalist, has been over on Griffin Creek surveying his timber land recently.
    Mrs. Polly Knighten has been having a serious time with rheumatism for several months, we are sorry to learn.
    Fred and Walter Armpriest are running their father's farm while Mr. and Mrs. Armpriest are temporarily residing in Medford.
    Messrs. Bostwick & Smith, of the Vickroy mine, are having a steady run and are removing a vast amount of dirt and gravel.
    Lost--On Forest Creek, a five-month-old calf; color, red; no mark. Finder please return to same to owner, Jas. Armpriest, and receive pay for his trouble.
    Lee Caton, of the right-hand fork, with the new facilities and advantages of more pressure through larger ditches, will undoubtedly make a fine cleanup in the spring.
    Ira Coffman, the Forest Creek pocket hunter, has dislodged twenty ounces of fine gold in a pocket on Dumpy Gulch. Ira says there is plenty more of it there which he expects to get in a short time.
    The Sunset mine owners have struck a rich deposit of free-milling quartz which goes $40 to the ton. This is on the main ledge and 125 feet from the surface. they are blasting out the quartz from the solid rock.
    Mr. McDonald, a miner on the right-hand fork, met with quite an accident recently by a bank caving in and covering up both his legs. He was extricated from the heap by a man who happened to be passing, and escaped with nothing more serious than several bruises.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. Miner was a business visitor in Gold Hill Monday.
    Mrs Nutt, who has been suffering from neuralgia, is better.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nichols were visiting Mrs. Knotts last Sunday.
    Miss Ada Swinden was the guest of Mrs. McDougall last Sunday.
    Mike Foley has recovered from his recent illness we are glad to say.
    Miss Mae Noe was a pleasant caller on Mrs. Higinbotham, Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor, of Galls Creek, were visiting relatives here last Sunday.
    Mrs. John Simona, of Kanes Creek, is visiting friends and relatives in Grants Pass.
    John Stover, accompanied by Mrs. Chandler o the Braden mine, were doing Medford last Tuesday.
    Bad colds and sore throats are quite prevalent here, now. Several have been laid up with sore throats.
    Mr. Allison is engaged this week hauling lime to Gold Hill, which he has already sold at a good figure.
    Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, of Medford, spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of Mr. Roundtree and family.
    Fred Brown returned home, from Calif., last week. He reports nearly all the mines closed down and work scarce.
    Mr. Roundtree went up to Ashland last week to consult a doctor in regard to a sore in his mouth which is supposed to be a cancer.
    John Rook, an old and highly respected citizen of Willow Springs, died last Friday and was buried on the following Sunday at Central Point.
    What has become of our road supervisor?  The roads in this district, since the rains, are in a bad condition and should be attended to at once.
    Dr. Ray is making some substantial improvements on the Braden farm in the line of fencing, which when done will add greatly to the appearance of the place.
All the placer mines on Kanes Creek are busy at work with an abundance of water. Messrs. Dodge and Swinden are placer mining on the creek with satisfactory results.
    Mrs. Russel, who has been attending at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Knotts, for the past three weeks, left on Monday's train for her home in Ashland, leaving her sister somewhat improved in health.
    Fred Reese and Tom Sutton, who sold the "Roaring Gimlet" mine last week, have gone to California. The latter will stop at Redding and the former will go as far as Fresno, where he thinks of remaining.
    We are sorry to say that Mrs. Aust Knotts is quite ill at this writing. Dr. Kirchgessner, of Medford, and Dr. Morrill, of Gold Hill are the attending physicians. We hope to soon hear of her entire recovery.

Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 5



Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    F. C. Roberts has returned from a trip to the Dead Indian country.
    Mrs. C. Morris, of Central Point, was the guest of Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Gregory a few days last week.
    Miss Icy March, of Medford, was the guest of her uncle, Wm. Gregory, and family several days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Moore and children and Miss Ella Clark spent a Sunday recently with Mr. and Mrs. D. Cingcade.
    W. W. Gregory and Lewis and Leroy Smith were among the Stickyites that attended the dance at Phoenix February 21st.
    Mrs. Wright, of Lake Creek, spent a few days recently with friends in this neighborhood. She also made a business trip to Medford.
    Chas. Tull, foreman of the Jackson County Improvement Company's fine Sticky ranch, took a load of hay to the company's camp near Lake Creek the first of the week.
    The Mound school commenced Monday, March 3rd, with Miss Roberta Rippey, of Central Point, as teacher. This is the second term for Miss Rippey, which is good proof of her popularity in this district.
    George Smith, eldest son of J. W. Smith, who has been spending several weeks with his parents, left a few days since for his home at Boise, Idaho. He will stop off at Walla Walla, Wash., to visit his brother, Alfred, and will also visit his youngest brother, John, who has only been a resident of Washington a short time.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Moore and little daughter, Cecil, have returned to their home at Dead Indian, after spending some time with relatives and friends at Central Point. Mrs. Moore also spent several days in Medford with her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Cardwell, who is seriously ill with appendicitis. They visited Tuesday and Wednesday with Mr. Moore's sister, Mrs. D. Cingcade.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    J. H. Downing left for Ashland Monday on a business trip.
    The youngest son of B. F. Peart has been quite ill the past week.
    Jacob Rodgers and family, of Medford, attended church here last Sunday.
    Mrs. Brown and son, of Antioch, were trading with our merchants on Monday.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, preached to a large audience here last Sunday.
    W.T. Leever, an old and well-known pioneer, is very ill at the old homestead this week.
    E. Laury and son, of Kansas, arrived here last week and will make this place their future home.
    Mrs. W. M. Holmes and children visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, of Eagle Point, last week.
    R. A. Clark, of Sams Valley, was in town Tuesday. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, accompanied him home.
    Miss Annie Pankey went to Medford Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Cardwell, who is recovering from appendicitis.
    H. C. Kinney, V. A. Peterson and Frank and Warren Mee, of Grants Pass, accompanied by their families passed through here on Monday's train en route to Coles, Calif., where they are erecting a large sawmill.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart will preach at the M.E. Church next Sunday morning. In the evening Rev. Haberly, of Medford, will conduct the services.
    C. J. Jeffers last week sold his residence, on Manzanita Street, to Mr. Coe, recently from Colorado, and then purchased R. H. Hodge's property on Laurel Street. Mr. Jeffers and Mr. Coe are now occupying their new homes.
    The city election was held here Monday and the following officers were elected: Trustees, J. W. Merritt, W. J. Freeman, C. C. Gilchrist, O. R. Pankey, W. C. Leever; marshal, B. Patrick; recorder, A. S. Jacobs; street commissioner, W. A. Owen.
TEACHERS' INSTITUTE
    The local institute held at Central Point was a complete success in every particular. On account of the illness of Supt. P. H. Daily, A. J. Hanby was elected chairman and Miss Roberta Rippey secretary. After singing of "America," Miss Ella Griffiths presented the subject, "The First Day of School," in a very able manner. Many of the difficulties that a teacher has to contend with were presented and the remedies given. "Difficulties of Grammar," by W. T. Van Scoy, was represented in a clear and logical manner, showing how the difficulties may be made clear. This was followed by an instructive talk on the same subject by Supt. Ackerman. "Primary Work," by Miss Zuda Owens, was followed by an interesting discussion on primary and intermediate work by Prof. Van Scoy, Supt. Ackerman and others. "The Demands That a Teacher Must Meet," by J. Percy Wells, was of interest to all. The subject of "Geography," by Miss Roberta Rippey, showed how that study might be made interesting to the pupil. On account of the absence of G. R. Carlock, the subject of "Language" was presented by Supt. Ackerman. "The Value of Education" was presented by A. J. Hanby, followed by remarks by E. E. Washburn. The last subject on the programs was "How to Use Current Events," by E. E. Washburn. Mr. Washburn showed how the subject of current events might be made one of great interest as well as one of value to the pupil. Supt. J. H. Ackerman made a few general remarks on the subject of "Education." In the evening at 7:30 o'clock, Supt. Ackerman delivered an interesting lecture to an appreciative audience. The following teachers were present at the institute: J. Percy Wells, M. Ella Griffiths, Edith Dungey, J. A. Bish, R. H. Jonas, Maude Downing, Bertha Corum, A. O. Freel, Belle Potter, Frances Barnes, Grace Amann, Lutie Ulrich, Zuda Owens, Flossie Briscoe, Mamie Rippey, Roberta Rippey, Eunice Corum, Mrs. E. Ross, Mrs. Stella Purkeypile, M. E. Roberts, G. H. Samuels, Supt. J. H. Ackerman, Minnie Hockenyos, Gertrude Sutton, May Phipps, Lizzie Ferguson, W. T. Van Scoy, A. J. Hanby, Thora Smith, Ellen Bursell, E. E. Washburn, Mrs. A. J. Hanby, Alma Wilson.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    I. J. Stacy, of Sams Valley, was doing business here Wednesday.
    Ed Vroman was down from Medford Sunday, calling on his old friends.
    G. E. Nichols, formerly of this place was here the first of the week upon business.
    W. A. Carter and W. T. Reames spent Monday in Ashland, returning by the evening train.
    J. B. Agner returned from Seattle Wednesday after an absence of two weeks on business.
    Robert Wakeman and Charles Owens, of Pleasant Creek, were here the first of the week, after a load of supplies.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Eastbrook visited their friend, H. T. Coffin, at his mine on Galls Creek, several days last week.
    I. Humason was down from Medford for a few days attending A. P. Eastbrook's drug store during his absence. He returned to Medford Sunday.
    District Deputy Grand Master C. L. Reames was down from Jacksonville Monday evening visiting officially the A.O.U.W. Lodge at this place.
    Major Andrus, superintendent of the Bill Nye Mine, accompanied by his wife, came in on the evening train Saturday from Medford , and left the next day for the mine to spend a few days.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon made a business trip to Jacksonville Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Horace Pelton were visiting Mrs. Pelton's parents Sunday.
    Miss Myrtle Porter and Master Harry were trading in Medford Saturday.
    Postmaster Davis and wife took advantage of the lovely day to go to Medford Monday.
    C. C. Taylor, deputy assessor, was over to Assessor Pendleton's Monday, getting his field books, etc., preparatory to starting to work in a few days.
    We are informed that the U.S. postal authorities refused to let the contract to carry the mail from Agate to Table Rock as they considered all the bids too high.
    Mr. and Mrs. Saltmarsh, parents of Mrs. W. R. Byrum, made a short visit at Table Rock last week, and on Saturday Mrs. S. returned to stay a week or so with her daughter.
    Dr. Messner, the veterinary of Medford, was called to Table Rock Monday to treat another of J. C. Pendleton's best work horses that was suffering from what seemed to be kidney trouble.
    Mr. Byrum made a trip to Central Point on Friday for a load of the old bridge timber to bridge a ditch on his new place, and to try the span of mules recently purchased of W. R. Dickison.
    W. J. Nichols and son, Bryce, were out at the Curry place several days last week. On Monday they moved one band of the Merritt sheep onto the desert, the few warm days having started the feed nicely.
    Tom Pankey, of Central Point, came out Sunday and is now engaged in pruning B. R. Porter's orchard.  The Table Rock friends of the family are glad to learn that his sister, Mrs. Cardwell, who has been sick in Medford for so long, is now on the high road to recovery.
    We are informed that the wagon road from the valley to the top of Lower Table Rock, being made by Messrs. Pankey and Strickland, is about completed, which will be good news to the many people who would love to view this lovely little valley from those rugged cliffs, but who have been prevented from doing so by the arduous ascent.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Farmers are all busy plowing and making garden.
    Lee Cox, of Leland, spent Sunday with the home folks.
    Ross Schmidtline has been suffering with a felon the past week.
    Geo. Scott, of Grants Pass, visited his parents on Evans Creek Sunday.
    Mrs. Frank Almond and Mrs. Clark, of the Bybee Springs, went to Grants Pass Monday evening.
    The bell, organ and communion set for our new church are expected to arrive soon.
    Mr. Hutchison, of California, a former resident of this place, is here upon business.
    John Breeding and Miss Maud Harvey, of Gold Hill, attended the pie social here last Friday evening.
    Mrs. Laura Walters, of Grants Pass, has been visiting her parents on Evans Creek the past few days.
    Geo. and Bert Ball, of Humboldt, Calif., are here visiting with their brother, David Ball, of this place.
    Roy Stevens, who has been attending a business college in Salem for several months, has returned home.
    David Jones and Albert Cox made a trip to Grants Pass Monday after goods for our genial merchant, W. V. Jones.
    We are glad to say that our saloon keeper has suspended business on account of lack of patronage. Mr. Hooker expects to open a food and grocery store in the building.
    Willard Owings received quite a severe cut on his right cheek one day last week while playing near the river. It is supposed to have been done by a rock from a slingshot.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and daughter, Miss Hattie, went to Medford Monday to take the glass for her father, Mrs. Gorsline's, doors of his new residence. Mrs. Cox had hand-painted the glass beautifully.
    The Christian Endeavor Society gave an entertainment and pie social at the school house last Friday night for the purpose of buying song books and to help build our new church. A nice program was rendered, and a good time was had by all. The proceeds were $15.05.
    Mrs. Teats delivered an able lecture to a crowded house Wednesday evening. Thursday afternoon she organized a ladies' moral society at the home of Mrs. Stevens. Mrs. G. W. Owings was elected president. She also organized a L.T.L. while here, with Miss Hattie Van Order as president.
    Prof. Robt. Jonas closed a very successful term of school here last Wednesday. The exercises in the afternoon were largely attended by patrons and friends. Mr. Jonas will be greatly missed here and especially in Sunday school and temperance work. He is a young man of high moral character and one of Jackson County's brightest teachers.
    The W.C.T.U. met last Tuesday and elected the following officers: President, Miss Bertha Cox; vice president, Miss Madge Owings; secretary, Miss Addie Jones; assistant secretary, Miss Edna Parker; corresponding secretary, Mabel Schmidtline; treasurer, Mrs. Rena Whipple. The society received much praise from the traveling evangelist, Mrs. Teats, as being the most live working body for its size she had met in her travels.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    A. J. Daley is putting up a partition fence across his field.
    Mrs. Frank Nichols was visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W. Grover, last Sunday.
    The heavy wind storm last week did considerable damage to fences, barns and sheds in this vicinity.
    County Commissioner Thomas Riley was over last week, looking after the business of the county.
    Miss Bertha Wyland, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. John Daley, returned to Medford last Monday.
    Dr. W. B. Officer has purchased the drug business of Joseph Wilson and expects to keep a supply of drugs on hand.
    James Lyons, a mining man, has been stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel the past week, looking over this section of the country.
    There seems to be renewed activity among the ditch men. They are hauling hay up to the ditch and men are going up to commence work.
    The family of Joseph Martin left last week for Tillamook County, where Mrs. Martin's parents reside. Mr. Martin will remain here for the present.
    Mrs. Howlett, who has been visiting relatives in Clackamas and Multnomah counties for several weeks, returned home on Wednesday of last week.
    There seems to be considerable stir in real estate matters here at present, and strangers are coming from different parts of the country to look at our surroundings.
    The alarm of fire was sounded at James Ringer's residence last Sunday morning, but there proved to be no fire, only the stovepipe had become unjointed and let the smoke out under the roof.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas has been tearing away the old fence around her property and replacing it with a new one. A. C. Howlett has also been remodeling his fence and taking more land into his home place.
    Our school closed last Friday, and at night the teachers and pupils gave an entertainment at the hall. At the close of the exercises a box social was indulged in. The boxes were sold at auction, some of them bringing as high as $1.10 per box. The proceeds amounted to $12.25.
    Mr. Porter, of Medford, and H. E. Lounsberry, a railroad man, passed through here a few days ago with a team and buggy en route to Prospect. When about four miles from here they encountered some sticky, and as a result broke the doubletree and had to return to Eagle Point. They then started on their way on horseback and made the trip all right.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Will Davis went to Medford Monday to do trading.
    Rev. Farrer, of Klamath Falls, preached at Antioch last Sunday morning and evening.
    Mr. Childers, of Medford, was here one day last week en route to his farm in the Meadows with a few cattle.
    We are sorry to report two of Mr. G. W. Stacy's children confined to the house with a severe attack of sore throat.
    We are officially informed that Miss McIntire, of Medford, has concluded not to teach the district school at Antioch.
    Miss Clara Richardson, who has closed a very successful six months term of school at Eagle Point, has returned to her home at Beagle.
    Dr. Shearer, of Medford, passed here Saturday en route to the Meadows to see Mr. Gardiner, who has been quite ill, but is now much improved.
    Robt. Dearman, of Table Rock, has exchanged his farm here for one in Linn County. We are loath to part with these good people, but our loss is Linn County's gain and a very valuable acquisition to their community.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 5



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    W. K. Price was over from Tolo on Tuesday on business.
    C. C. and  J. R. McClendon spent several days at Hornbrook, Calif. last week on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peninger left Monday for their mine on Sardine Creek, to spend a few days.
    The city council has granted a franchise to J. J. Houck and his associates to put in an electric light plant in the corporate limits.
    Ed. R. Cardwell is disposing of his interests in Sams Valley and will leave about May 1st for Klamath County to engage in the stock business.
    Died--at the family home on Kanes Creek, Friday, March 14th, Rebecca, wife of B. A. Knotts, age sixty-two years. Interment was made in the Rock Point Cemetery.
    W. T. Hutchison and family, of Indian territory, arrived here last week and will make this place their future home. Mr. Hutchison is a brother-in-law of S. C. Tweedy of this place
    Capt. Ed W. Kellogg stopped off in Gold Hill a few days this week for a visit with his son. A. E. Kellogg. The Captain had been spending the winter in Medford and was on his way to his home in Grants Pass.
    The mass meeting held at the town hall March 13th put up a full ticket for the town election to be held April 1st. The nominations made were as follows: councilmen, A. C. Stanley, W. H. Cain, Sr., C. E. Young, A. E. Kellogg and S. C. Tweedy; recorder G. R. Hammersley; marshal,  J. W. Hays, Sr.
Medford Mail, March 21, 1902, page 3


Beagle Items.
    Old Antioch school district is still without a teacher.
    What little hay that is left over is selling at $10 per ton.
    Miss Clara Richardson, of Beagle, has entered the Academy at Medford.
    We are officially informed that men are wanted for work on the High Line Ditch.
    The early spring chicks can be seen and heard but are much too young for table use.
    Prof. Jasper Miller has accepted a position as teacher in the Meadows school district.
    Hon. J. W. Merritt has had his drove of sheep moved from the old Curry place to the desert pasture.
    The land deal that was spoken of last week, between Mr. Dearman and Mr. Ireland, has been called off.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Houston and babies, of Longbranch, are visiting Grandpa and Grandma Houston of Beagle.
    Master Carl Martin, who has had quite a severe attack of the grippe, is much improved at this writing.
    Flocks of sandhill cranes are making their annual visit. Flying quite low over Table Rock, they make an excellent target for the hunters.
    G. W. Stacy, of Beagle, has opened a blacksmith shop on the Coleman place where he is prepared to accommodate the farmers and traveling public.
    G. W. Stacy's two little girls, Flora and Dessa, who were so seriously ill with severe sore throats, are convalescent. Mrs. A. D. Houston is prostrated with a similar affliction.
    Our pioneer postmaster, M. A. Houston, is making some substantial and quite necessary repairs and improvements on the old home place which materially changes and improves the surroundings.
Medford Mail, March 21, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Your Eagle Point correspondent has the grippe this week.
    Geo. Brown & Sons received a large invoice of new goods last week.
    D. P. Mathews sold quite a number of his steers to Mike Hanley last week.
    The first consignment of goods for the undertaking parlors was received last week.
    Mr. Maxcy, of Big Butte, was a pleasant caller here one day last week, on his way to Medford.
    There is considerable sickness in this neighborhood at present, and two cases are reported very low.
    Miss Florence Reynolds, who is engaged to teach the school at Brownsboro, was the guest of Miss Julia Ayres, of this place, last week.
    Jerry Heckathorn went to Central Point one day last week to meet his mother and aunt, Mrs. Catherine Fronk, and sister, Mrs. Oscar Simpkins, of Woodville, where his mother and aunt have been visiting.
    Ira Tungate came out from his home in Mount Pitt precinct last Sunday, and stopped overnight at the Sunnyside Hotel. He says they have not had over three inches of snow at any one time this winter and that the stock is doing fine.
    Jas. Ringer went to Central Point last week and perfected arrangements forming a partnership with D. C. Tryer and C. W. Faris in the painting and paper hanging business. They expect to do business in Eagle Point and Central Point.
    Chas. Wilkinson, John Obenchain, Benj. Edmondson and Mr. Bradley were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Hotel one day last week. The three last name gentlemen were here as appraisers of the effects of the late Mrs. Susan Wilkinson.
    Business is still looking up in Eagle Point and real estate continues to change hands. A. H. Peachey has purchased two lots of A. J. Daley and will commence building as soon as the material can be put on the grounds. The price paid for the lots was $75.
    Last Monday Jo Riley's team ran away near the red hill, below town, and resulted in the hack being badly smashed up and the occupants, Jas. Riley and sister, Miss Mollie, being thrown out. James' face was badly cut up, and it is reported that some of Mollie's ribs were broken.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Nye and daughter, Miss Elsie, of Prospect, came down last week for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey. Miss Elsie returned the latter part of the week, accompanied by Chauncey Florey, but Mr. and Mrs. Nye remained for a longer visit. Mrs. Florey is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nye.
    Frank Foster, who has been a resident of this place for nearly three years, left last Saturday for his old home at Clackamas, Ore. Frank has always been one of the leading young men in both business and social circles in this community ever since he has been here, and he will be greatly missed by all. Before leaving he left his name and the accompaniment for the Mail.
Medford Mail, March 21, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Stewart Porter and Verne Pendleton rode over to Medford Friday night to see "Uncle Tom's Cabin," returning after the play, feeling well paid for their trip.
    Rev. Haberly, of Medford, preached to a large congregation at the school house Sunday. Before the sermon the two children of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Morine were baptized.
    E. H. Davis is planting enough ground to carrots to raise one hundred tons if he is successful with his crop. He considers it as good a crop for horse feed as can be raised.
    Frank Adams has a force of men at work reseeding alfalfa land on the Merritt place and Mr. Dickison is preparing and seeding quite a block of land to the same, so in the near future hay will be one of the heaviest crops in this section.
    In a paper from Eutaw, Alabama, we noticed the weather report for the week ending Feb. 24, 1902. In that glorious clime "where it never gets cold," we find that the average maximum temperature for the week was 50 degrees and minimum temperature 35 degrees, while away up here in Oregon where those people think we are frozen up most of the time we find for the same week, maximum temperature 57 degrees and the minimum temperature 41 degrees. Here our lowest temperature was 36 degrees while there they enjoyed an atmosphere of 29 degrees. For the whole month of Feb. here we find the average maximum temperature 52 degrees, minimum temperature 44 degrees. Comment needless.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 21, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Dr. Hinkle made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. W. W. Edington has been quite ill the past week.
    Mrs. Roberts left for California Monday to visit relatives.
    Born--March 23, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Hawk, a son.
    W. T. Moore, of Big Butte, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Daniel Jones has sold his farm near town and purchased the Myers place.
    Dr. Kirchgessner, of Medford, made this city a professional visit Sunday.
    Mesdames I. J. Purkeypile and J. E. Ross visited relatives at Ashland last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pomeroy, of Spikenard, spent a couple of days here this week.
    James Wilson left for Coles, Calif., the first of the week, to work in a lumbering camp.
    Mrs. E. Pleasant has just received a large consignment of millinery goods. All are invited to attend her Easter opening on Saturday, March 29th.
    Sherman Moorehouse and family arrived here last week from Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and will make their home here. Since their arrival their daughter has been very ill with pneumonia, but is now much improved.
    B. W. Harnish, of Ledgerwood, South Dakota, accompanied by Mrs. S. H. Harnish, a daughter-in-law and her children, arrived here Monday night and will locate at Eagle Point. His son, S. H. Harnish, will arrive with a carload of household goods and livestock during the coming week. Mrs. H. is a daughter of Rev. Moomaw, of Eagle Point.
    S. A. Swanson arrived last Saturday night from Hasting, Minnesota, to assume charge of the Snowy Butte shops at this place, as foreman. His family will arrive later. For the past six years Mr. Swanson has been foreman of Estergreen's Carriage Works at Hastings, and he brings the best of recommendations as a superior workman, a skilled mechanic and good citizen. The Snowy Butte shops are preparing for a big run this summer.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    J. M. Wagner was down from Ashland Wednesday on business.
    Dr. James Braden returned Sunday from Irvington, Ind., and will spend the summer here.
    Prof. C. R. Biederman and Riley Hammersley left Wednesday for the Meadows mining district.
    W. Edington, of Central Point, has purchased the Cardwell farm, in Sams Valley consideration $4500.
    Rev. Haberly is conducting revival services nightly at the M.E. Church since last Sunday's regular services. His sermons are well liked and quite well attended.
    Atty. John Harvey, formerly of this place, arrived from California the first of the week and is spending a few days visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Harvey.
    The Republican primaries held at this place was very actively contested by the two factions here. The result was a compromise delegation about evenly divided and the best of feeling in camp over the contest. The following delegates were elected:  W. H. Cain, R., C. Vroman, C. E. Young, W. T. Reames, and Riley Hammersley.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Rev. S. H. Jones preached here Sunday.
    Spraying fruit trees is the order of the day.
    Born--March 15, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Swagerty, a son.
    Mrs. Bessie Randall and little daughter visited at Mr. Caley's Wednesday.
    J. Neathammer and John Owings killed a large panther last week near Mr. N.'s place.
    Mrs. C. Stevens has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Wright, of Central Point, the past week.
    Miss Iva Purdin, of Medford, is teaching on Evans Creek at the Scott school house.
    Misses Addie and Mary Jones visited their grandmother, Mrs. C. S. Birdsey, one day last week.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and daughter, Miss Bertha, made a business trip to Grants Pass one day last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ruefly have moved from Ashland to their recently acquired new possessions at this place.
    Timber men are everywhere in search of timber. Six Washington men were here a few days ago looking over our fine timber.
    The railroad painters are giving the section house and all other railroad buildings here a new coat of paint.
    Mrs. Osborne and son Ralph, E. G. Borden, Ralph and Carrie Owings and Miss Edna Parker have all been on the sick list the past week.
    The W.C.T.U. met Tuesday evening and had a very successful meeting, under the able management of the new president, Miss Bertha Cox.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    W. R. and C. A. Dickison went to Gold Hill Monday and bought several head of stock cattle.
    S. W. McClendon paused for a few moments' chat on his way to Gold Hill Monday with a land buyer.
    E. H. Davis, while working with a sick horse the other day, hurt his leg in such a way that he has to use a crutch.
    W. J. Nichols came out from Central Point to the Merritt place Monday for a load of hay and to transact some other business connected with the sheep camps.
    The Table Rock Ditch Co. began the work Tuesday of making a cut over forty rods in length, which will shorten the channel and leave it on much safer ground. E. H. Davis has the contract.
    Stewart Porter started in the storm Sunday to meet his father who was coming in from Dairy with horses and cattle. They got home Tuesday night, the stock showing that the trip over the mountains had not been an easy one.
    The Republican primaries passed off quietly in this precinct. Chas. A. Dickison was elected chairman and S. M. Nealon secretary. I. J. Stacey, E. Webber and C. A. Dickison were elected delegates. E. H. Davis was nominated for Justice of the Peace, John Jones for Constable and W. R. Dickison for road supervisor.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Eli Ellis made a business trip to Ashland last Saturday.
    Mrs. Argelee Green, daughter of J. J. Fryer, arrived at the parental home last week.
    County Commissioner Riley was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside Hotel last Sunday.
    Jos. Riley and D. Cingcade have been making several improvements on their home places.
    Mr. Tryer, of Central Point, came out last Sunday to see his partner, James Ringer, upon business.
    The new organ for our Sunday school arrived last Saturday and appears to give general satisfaction.
    Thomas Coy has been repairing his fence and making other improvements about his residence property.
    J. A. Bish, formerly principal of our school, but who is now teaching at Woodville, came out last Saturday to visit friends.
    George Martin, brother of Joseph Martin, who came here from Washington a short time ago, went up to the Fish Lake Ditch last week to work.
    Vernon Neighbor, who has been visiting his uncle, J. P. Moomaw, and family for the past five months, left last week for his home at McPherson, Kansas.
    A. H. Peachey and sons, Bert and Ernest, went up to their mountain home the first of last week to make ready to move the family there for the summer.
    Benj. Fredenburg, Z. Maxcy and Mr. Raymond, of Big Butte, stopped here overnight recently, on their way from Medford, where they had been after provisions.
    The Republican primary was held here last Saturday, and the following were elected as delegates to the county convention: H. Von der Hellen, J. H. Daley, A. J. Florey, Geo. Givens and J. A. Jonas.
    Last Saturday night about thirty of the neighbors and friends of Jas. Ringer and family congregated at their home and spent the evening. The visitors took with them a supply of sugar and a taffy pulling was enjoyed by all. So pleasantly was the time spent that it was after midnight when the crowd dispersed.
    Died--On March 19, 1902, at the residence of his parents, John Nichols, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. E. Nichols, aged thirty years, one month and two days. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, and the remains were interred in the family cemetery on the old home place. Deceased leaves a father, mother, three sisters and one brother, besides a number of relatives and a host of friends, to mourn his loss. He was a young man of sterling qualities, always ready for business. He was just finishing a neat residence on the old Horace Ish farm, on Rogue River, and getting his home in good shape. Beloved by all who knew him, he will be greatly missed in this community.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. Lame made a business trip to Gold Hill last Tuesday.
    Henry Nutt is hauling quartz from the Gimlet mine to Gold Hill.
    Elmer Nichols is confined to the house with a very bad sore throat.
    I. Householder and family were guests at Mr. Brown's last Sunday.
    The Dardanelles school will commence next Monday, March 31st.
    Mr. Winders has completed his contract for cutting wood for Mr. Miner.
    Mrs. Roundtree and daughter, Miss Ellie, were visitors at Mrs. Swinden's last Thursday.
    Mrs. Russell, who is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Taylor, of Galls Creek will soon leave for Ashland.
    The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham, who has been quite ill, is improving, we are glad to say.
    Noe Bros., who have the Birdsey ranch rented, are having some very rich ore milled at the Humason quartz mill near Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. Purl Bean and children, accompanied by Miss Ethel Brown, left on Monday's train for California, at which place they will remain. Mr. Bean has mining property near Henley, which he intends to develop this summer.

Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    J. G. Martin made a trip to Central Point one day last week after seed wheat.
    Miss Boone, of Medford, has been engaged to teach the Antioch school which commences Monday, March 31st.
    S. H. Glass is at the bedside of his son-in-law, Ralph Dean, of Willow Springs, who is reported to be seriously ill.
    The Republican primary was held here Saturday pursuant to the call. John Nelson and Wm. Martin were chosen as delegates to the convention.
    It brings back fond recollections of the long years past of your correspondent's boyhood days in webfoot country to hear the grouse hooting in the fir trees of Table Rock.
    F. C. Pomeroy has moved his family home from Central Point, where his children will have the advantage of this district school, which is governed now by Prof. Jasper Miller.
    Our section of the county now wears a wintry appearance with a coating of beautiful snow. This unusual snow storm is quite an unwelcome visitor to the farmer at this season of the year as it retards plowing for some time.
    Mr. Gardner, of the Meadows section, passed here last week on his way to Central Point. He reports that quite a number of the people up his way are still feeding stock, owing to cold and frequent snow storms of late, which causes the feed on the range to be unusually backward.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    John Ross spent last Saturday in Jacksonville.
    Geo. Owen, of Medford, spent Sunday here.
    Dr. Hinkle made a business trip to Jacksonville Tuesday.
    Born--March 26, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Elliott, a daughter.
    Robt. Lewis, of Elk Creek, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    A. Betts, one of Eagle Point's rustling farmers, was trading here this week.
    Mrs. Warren Mee and children, of Applegate, are visiting relatives in this city.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart, pastor of the M.E. Church here, spent a day in Medford last week.
    Mrs. Theo. Glass, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants the first of the week.
    I. B. Williams has sold his fine residence to Sherman Moorehouse, late of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
    Elder J. B. Lister, of Eugene, evangelist for the Christian Church, preached here Wednesday night.
    P. L. Simpkins and family attended the funeral of the late Mrs. E. J. Wrisley at Medford Wednesday.
    I. G. Shreve, of Evansville, Wis., is visiting his sister, Mrs. N. E. Grieve, of this place. He is greatly pleased with our country.
    Mrs. J. W. Merritt and daughter, Esther, who have been spending the winter in Los Angeles, Calif., returned home on Tuesday.
    J. L. Downing, the Ashland undertaker, was here the first of the week putting in show cases in Dr. Hinkle's undertaking parlors.
    R. H. Hodge and son, Walter, have purchased an orchard near Medford, in the Orchard Home tract. They will care for their orchard and keep their feed mill running at this place.
    There was a large gathering of ladies at Mrs. E. Pleasant's millinery parlor last Saturday at the Easter opening. All concede that she has one of the largest and finest stocks of fashionable millinery ever brought here.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 3



Beagle Items.
    Hayes brothers made a trip to Central Point this week.
    Oscar Rodgers has gone to the Fish Lake Ditch to work.
    Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Glass and son, Orrin, visited Medford Monday.
    Clarence Case has returned home after spending a week at the county seat, as a juror.
    Miss Briscoe, of Central Point, opened school Monday in the Chaparral school house.
    There seems to be much of a general interest taken among the farmers of this locality in raising fruit, hogs and poultry.
    John Vincent, son of Mrs. O. Vincent of Upper Table Rock, is confined to his bed with a bad spell of la grippe. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is the attending physician.
    J. G. Martin visited the county seat on the 29th inst. interviewing our next sheriff and visiting the Republican county convention.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stacy and children started for Medford Monday and expect to be gone for several days. They will combine business and pleasure by visiting relatives and friends while in that vicinity.
    Mr. Childers, of the Meadows, passed Monday with a very valuable sick mare, en route to Medford, for a veterinary surgeon. He got no further than Jack Montgomery's place, on the desert, when the animal became suddenly worse. The surgeon was sent for but could do nothing to save the animal.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Verne H. Pendleton made a trip to Jacksonville Tuesday with some fat hogs.
    Several parties from different parts of the valley were on Table Rock Sunday.
    Garl T. Jones, of Medford, was out at Table Rock Tuesday doing some surveying.
    Easter Sunday came so early this year that there was not the usual supply of wild flowers to greet the flower gatherers.
    Table Rock Ditch Company held a directors' meeting Monday, at the office of the secretary, J. W. Merritt, of Central Point.
    S. F. Morine, S. M. Nealon, J. C. Pendleton, W. R. and C. A. Dickison attended the Republican convention at Jacksonville Saturday.
    That Sams Valley precinct might not go without a representative at the congressional convention at Roseburg, J. C. Pendleton accepted the proxy from C. A. Dickison, who was not able to attend.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Dick Besse drove down from Central Point Sunday.
    G. W. Owings is down from Medford to remain a while.
    Roy Stevens has gone to the Greenback mines to work.
    Walter Van order is working with the railroad painting crew.
    Dr. Pletcher, of Medford, was here Monday doing dental work.
    Mr. Swagerty and son and Mr. Shirley are delivering railroad wood at the wood yard here.
    Mrs. G. W. Wilcox took her little son, Lester, to Grants Pass Saturday for medical treatment.
    Judge Howell, of Ashland, is here and expects to begin work on the Homestake mine in a few days.
    Misses Linnie Stevens and Rosa White returned from Murphy Sunday, where they have been for several weeks.
    M. F. McCown, of Medford, was here last Friday, and J. Osborne took him up Evans Creek to look at the fine timber.
    Grandpa Hillis is in Portland for the purpose of having one of his legs amputated caused by something like gangrene in his foot. He is reported as doing well and expects to return home soon.
    Frank Hulin went to Grants Pass Monday for medical advice, and his many friends will be sorry to learn that his case was pronounced incurable, but it is earnestly hoped he may recover.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox entertained a number of their friends last Friday evening. Social games and music, followed by delicious refreshments, were indulged in, and about midnight all departed for their homes well pleased with the evening's entertainment.
    Miss Addie Jones entertained quite a number of her friends at her pleasant home last Wednesday evening, it being her fourteenth birthday. The evening was spent in games and music, and at ten o'clock an elegant luncheon was served. Those presents were Mrs. J. E. Cox, Misses Bertha Cox, Lucy Swagerty, Hattie Van Order, Mabel Schindler, Grace Stevens, Maggie Schmidtline, Eula Cox, Madge Owings, Addie and Mary Jones, Messrs. J. A. Bish, J. E. Cox, Woodard, Sherwerst, Ross and Alvin Schmidtline, Walter Van Order, W. Pyburn, H. Swagerty, Breeding, E. G. Borden, Wes Birdsey, Geo. Ziders, Elmer Swagerty, Albert and Earl Cox, Clifford Schindler, Raymond Stevens, Willard Owings, David and W. V. Jones.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. Harry Carlton visited her parents here last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Daley were the guests of A. H. Peachey last Sunday.
    Mesdames W. B. Officer and S. B. Holmes were Medford visitors Saturday.
    Ringer & Tryer have been doing considerable sign painting in this vicinity of late.
    Eli Ellis, who has been spending a few days in Ashland, returned to Eagle Point last Friday.
    Word was received here last Sunday evening that Mr. Bradley, of Big Butte, died that day of pneumonia.
    Bert and Ernest Peachey returned from the Willow Creek ranch last Saturday and report the roads in a very bad condition.
    Last Sunday was election day for the Sunday school. but the school decided to keep the same officers for the ensuing term.
    Ira Tungate, one of the promising young men of Mt. Pitt precinct, passed through here last week on his way to the valley.
    I am glad to announce that Thos. E. Nichols and his brother, John, who have been quite ill for some time, are convalescing.
    H. W. Mays, of Inez, Ala., writes your correspondent asking for a copy of the Mail, about the country, its resources, etc., with a view to locating here.
    Last Sunday about thirty of the members of the Sunday school went flower picking on the hills adjoining town and report a very pleasant time. Prof. Robt. Jonas took his camera and secured several pictures of the group.
    Mrs. S. Harnish, who arrived last week from South Dakota, is delighted with our country. When they loft the East they had just passed through a Dakota blizzard and coining to Oregon finds sunshine and flowers in profusion, which is sufficient change for anyone to observe and enjoy.
    N. B. Nye, of Medford, brother of Chauncey Nye, of Flounce Rock, came out last week for a visit with the latter and his good wife at the residence of A. J. Florey, at this place. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Nye, of the Medford Racket Store, came out last Sunday and spent the day, so they had a sort of a family reunion and a very pleasant visit.
    Ed. Knighten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knighten, who is afflicted with epileptic fits, had an attack one day last week and fell into the fireplace, burning his arm, side and one limb very badly. His mother ran to his assistance and in endeavoring to smother the flames that were burning his clothing she burned her hand quite badly. Dr. Officer was called and dressed the wounds and at last accounts he was resting easy.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 5


Prospect Items.
    Mrs. S. S. Aiken and Miss Maud Boothby, both of whom have been quite ill, are slowly improving.
    Stan Aiken and McDonald Perdue represented Flounce Rock precinct at the Republican County Convention.
    Harry Bush has returned from a few weeks' visit in Klamath County. He is now very busy improving his homestead.
    Miss Oma E. Crockett, of Ashland, has just closed a very successful six months' term of school here. Frankie Aiken has received a public school diploma.
    We have received inquiries from several homeseekers in regard to this locality, and there are good indications that the population of Flounce Rock precinct will increase considerably before the close of the season.
    Nelson Nye has purchased a stump puller of the most improved pattern. With the aid of this machine Mr. Nye intends to bring under cultivation several acres of good land now more or less covered with brush and small timber.
    John McClanahan has finished feeding at the Red Blanket and driven his stock to the home ranch on Rogue River. While staying here John got acquainted with all the Prospect people, who are now saying he is a very nice young man to meet.
    A petition is being circulated calling for mail service to accommodate the settlers residing between the mouth of Elk Creek and Prospect via Elk Creek and the R. W. Gray ranch. There are a good number of people living along the proposed route and room for many more. They are certainly entitled to the mail service.
    Snow is all off here but there is from six to eight feet on the mountain and the road to Fort Klamath is not likely to be open before June. We have had more than enough stormy weather during March but it has not been very cold. Grass is growing nicely on the range and most of the stock has been turned out. After a few bright days spring plowing will be in order.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 5



Central Point Items.
    Wm. Stockham, of Tolo, was trading here Monday.
    T. J. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, was in after supplies Monday.
    Bird Johnston, of Beagle, was trading here one day last week.
    James Kincaid, who has been quite ill the past week, is improving.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rogers, of Medford, spent Saturday in our city.
    Joseph Geppert, of Big Butte, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Mr. White, the timber locator, of Prospect, spent Tuesday in Central Point.
    Mrs. Barney Olsen and daughter, of Gold Hill, were trading here the first of the week.
    L. B. Peart and Thos. Cingcade are at present employed on the Fish Lake Ditch.
    The Southern Pacific Company's painting crew is here this week painting the depot.
    Miss Mamie Rippey commenced a term of school in the Lone Oak district last Monday.
    P. W. Olwell, who has been spending the winter at Tucson, Arizona, arrived home this week, much improved in health.
    Ringer & Tryer, the painters, have finished painting Dr. Hinkle's drug store, which presents a much improved appearance.
    Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gay, of Portland, are spending the week with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gay, of this city.
    I. F. Williams has moved the building formerly owned by J. H. Kincaid from Manzanita Street to Pine Street, and will fit it up for a confectionery store.
    Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown, Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Officer, Mrs. O. P. McGee, Mrs. Frank Brown and Miss Mattie Taylor, of Eagle Point, were in town Tuesday on their way to Ashland to attend the Emma Nevada concert.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Lowell, of Ohio, are visiting J. M. Gibson and family. Mrs. Lowell and Mrs. Gibson were old schoolmates in Ohio. After returning home, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell will remove to Atlanta, Georgia, to make their future home.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 3



Table Rock Items.
    The local fishermen have been rewarded lately with nice strings of trout and some large fish.
    Melvin Gowdie, nephew of W. Rawlings, of Medford, came out last Sunday and may decide to remain all summer.
    Chas. Gay, of Central Point, was out one day last week and remained overnight. He was on a horse hunting expedition in which he was successful.
    Your correspondent and wife were among the country delegation that went to Ashland Tuesday to hear the world renowned Emma Nevada and her troupe of artists.
    Harvey Inlow was down from Trail last Wednesday and remained overnight. He was after oats and reported that he found the roads very good in some places and equally bad in others.
    Tom Pankey was out from Central Point last week getting Mr. Porter's sprayer started. In spite of the showery weather they have made good progress and will be through in a few days.
    W. R. Dickison was down to Foots Creek a couple of days last week looking for stock cattle to buy. He secured several head which Roy Nichols helped to collect and drive to the Kesterson place, where they are keeping their various purchases.
    The Misses Myrtle and Margaret Porter have both secured schools. The former left Sunday afternoon for Mountain district, where she opened school on Monday, and the latter will begin a term of school in Rock Point next Monday. We will miss their merry faces from our midst but wish for them success in their chosen work.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    La grippe has our town under full control.
    James Cadey is here from the Gold Bug mines.
    Miss Madge Owings spent Sunday with Miss Addie Jones.
    Ross Schmidtline left Tuesday for Waldo, where he expects to work in the mines.
    Joe Cox, of Selma, Josephine County, is here visiting his uncle, J. E. Cox.
    Mrs. E. Stevens is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Duffield, of Jerome Prairie.
    Albert Cox left Tuesday evening for Greens station, where he expects to remain for some time with his sister.
    The organ and communion set for the new church have arrived and are such that any city might be proud of.
    Mrs. Bessie Randle and two children left Tuesday morning for Salem where they expect to remain during the summer.
    Mrs. J. L. Scott went to Glendale Friday to visit her son Thomas. Her little grandson accompanied her home to attend school.
    Mr. Pittman and family, of Grants Pass, moved to the sawmill on Evans Creek last week and expect soon to have the mill in running order.
    Will Shoemaker left Tuesday for Colorado where he will visit his parents, whom he has not seen for a number of years. He will be missed in the baseball nine, of which he was captain.
    T. M. Hulen went to Medford Friday accompanied by J. T. Schmidtline, and was examined by the x-ray. His disease proved to be cancer of the liver. He returned the same evening and grew steadily worse until Tuesday afternoon, when death relieved his suffering. He was 37 years of age and leaves a wife and four small children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father and husband. They have the sympathy of the entire community.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Arthur Ellison was in Eagle Point Saturday afternoon upon business.
    Mrs. John Daley was the guest of Mrs. Geo. W. Daley, Jr., last Sunday.
    E. Pool came down from Big Butte last week and remained until Monday morning.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas has been making some substantial improvements on her home place.
    A few of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols gave them a surprise on Monday of this week.
    Miss Pearl Sample came out from Medford last Saturday and is visiting the family of S. F. Robinett.
    Joseph Wilson was up from his ranch recently after lumber and posts from the Daley lumber yard.
    Rev. Lockhart, of Central Point, will preach at the Dunkard Church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Quite a number of our music lovers went to Ashland Tuesday to hear the celebrated prima donna, Emma Nevada.
    Charles Wilcox, of Jacksonville, passed through Eagle Point last week on his way to the timber belt on upper Rogue River.
    Mrs. Ollie Henderson, daughter of Marvin Wood, returned last meek from Siskiyou County, California, where her husband is engaged in mining.
    Messrs. Fisher, living in the lower end of town, went out last week and captured two young bears. The animals are attracting considerable attention.
    Your correspondent has been requested to announce through the Mail that a teacher is wanted in the Betz school district. Address A. Betz or John Hart, Eagle Point.
    O. P. McGee, Wilbur Ashpole and Walter Robinett went to Jacksonville last Friday as delegates to the Democratic convention, which met there Saturday.
    A. H. Peachey is giving our young folks instruction in vocal music, and in a short time, with the natural talent there is here, we will have the banner choir of the county.
    One day last week a number of the friends of Mrs. J. W. Grover met at her home and had a carpet rag tacking. After partaking of a fine dinner and having a good time generally, the company dispersed in time to reach home before dark.
    Mrs. Emma Baker, who has been stopping in Medford for some time, came out last Saturday and was a guest at the Sunnyside Hotel over Sunday. On Monday, in company with her brother, J. Tungate, and cousin, Wm. Beale, she went up to Mt. Pitt precinct to visit her parents and her two boys.
    James Lyons, of Ashland, came out to Eagle Point last Sunday and stopped at the Sunnyside Hotel overnight. On Monday, in company with E. Ellis, he went out to examine some of our mineral prospects. The gentleman is a mineralogist and thinks that on a former visit here he made some discoveries of value.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 5



Beagle Items.
    Miss Porter, of Table Rock, opened school at Mound district Monday.
    The continued late rains greatly interfere with spring seeding and gardening.
    We are sorry to report the serious illness of Mr. and Mrs. John Houston's little daughter, Ida.
    John Gregerson, a prosperous farmer of Beagle, made a trip to Central Point Monday, after grain.
    Mr. and Mrs. Askew, of Willow Springs, are paying Mrs. Askew's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Glass, a short visit.
    A remarkably light vote was cast in the Democratic primaries on the 3rd inst. J. Rodgers and D. A. Houston were elected delegates to the convention.
    The Brown brothers, late arriving from California, have leased thirty acres of land from G. W. Stacy, of the Coleman ranch, and will plant it to corn and sugar cane.
    Grandpa Stacy is prostrated with a severe attack of pneumonia. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is the attending physician. We are glad to report him some easier at this writing.
    Miss Boone, our very efficient school teacher, has taught one week of her school and the pupils and patrons are well pleased with her method of teaching and we predict a bright future and a successful term of school.
    Prof. Jasper Miller, who is engaged in teaching the Meadows school, called Monday en route home from the Democratic County Convention. He reports everything passed off harmoniously and a stronger and more popular ticket could not be placed in nomination.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Miss Terrill, of Talent, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Miss Zuda Owens spent Saturday with friends in Medford.
    W. F. Freeman received a carload of buggies last week.
    Robert Lewis, of Elk Creek, came in after supplies last week.
    Thomas Herriott spent Sunday at his home in Applegate.
    Dr. J. Hinkle is lying dangerously ill at the family home.
    Miss Lilly Newman, of Eagle Point, was trading with our merchants on Tuesday.
    J. W. Merritt and Cranfill and Robinett each unloaded a carload of sugar last week.
    Dr. Hinkle received the first consignment of furniture for his new furniture store Monday.
    Mr. Matney, who lately moved into the Freeman house on Laurel Street, is dangerously ill.
    Mrs. S. W. McClendon, of Gold Hill, spent last week with her mother, Mrs. Arthur Wilson.
    Mrs. Warren Mee and Miss Mary A. Mee spent a couple of days with relatives on Applegate this week.
    Arthur Wilson, a well known citizen and old pioneer, died at the family home Monday night of blood poison. He leaves a wife and family of grown-up children to mourn his loss.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 3



Beagle Items.
    Grandpa Stacy is convalescent.
    Wm. Jones, one of our leading citizens, is confined to his bed.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dearman were trading in Central Point this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Richardson, of Beagle, made a trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Thos. Bailey, our next road supervisor, is in our midst--the right man in the right place.
    Childers brothers, cattle men from the Meadows, passed through Tuesday en route to Medford.
    Two scholars from adjoining districts are attending Antioch school, Miss Pearl Buss and Mr. Ireland's son.
    Miss Clara Richardson, one of our leading school teachers, has returned home from the Medford Academy.
    The Upper Table Rock on the north side can show a greater number of sweet scented wild flowers than a botanist could name.
    Theodore Glass and family visited Central Point Tuesday. Mr. Glass extended his trip to Medford to consult a physician regarding his health which has not been the best of late.
    Mrs. J. G. Martin and son, Carl, took the train Tuesday from Gold Hill for Deep Creek, Wash., where they will visit Mrs. M.'s relatives she has not seen for thirty years. Their many friends join in wishing them a safe and pleasant trip. They will be absent for about two months.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    T. J. Kinney, of Jacksonville, passed through Table Rock Sunday.
    Archie Ray, of Medford, came out the last of the week to visit the Jennings family.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Byrum went to Medford Saturday, returning Sunday, accompanied by Mr. Byrum's parents.
    Stewart Porter made a flying trip to Mr. Martin's, of Rock Point, Sunday.
    Mrs. Ann Fields went to Sams Valley the first of the week and expects [to] remain for some time.
    Many strangers, most of them homeseekers, pass every day, and the mover is again abroad in the land.
    Mr. Porter made a business trip to Medford Monday. His spraying outfit is still at work as they have extended their field of operations to all the neighboring orchards.
    Everyone is busy these lovely days, and no one so much so as Dame Nature. One can almost see the grass and grain grow, and the buds are bursting into full bloom in all directions.
    Mr. Meeker and family, of Medford, the Misses McIntire, of Colorado, Mr. Sandles, of Ohio, and the Dickison family of this place, made the trip to Lower Table Rock Sunday afternoon and enjoyed it and the view very much. Several other parties from different parts of the valley were also there and found many wild flowers on top, also about twenty acres of plowed ground, which looked strange to old visitors.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mike Hanley was here last Monday.
    Politicians are getting as thick as fleas and twice as active.
    A. Peachey is fencing his new lot and getting ready to build.
    Jas. Ringer is painting Thos. E. Nichols' new house on Rogue River.
    Wm. Beale, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last week after seed grain.
    Allen Strickland, the fisherman, was in our town last week selling fish.
    Our farmers are all busy, and those who expect to raise a crop of corn are planting it.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Coy and family were visiting Mrs. C.'s parents here last Sunday.
    Scott Pool has been making some substantial improvements on the place where he is living.
    Jas. Lyons, who has been stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel, left last Sunday for his home.
    H. T. Severance, who recently sold his farm here, will move to Central Point to make their future home.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Peachey, Rev. Lockhart and your correspondent were all guests at the home of J. A. Jonas last Sunday.
    Notwithstanding the heavy frosts, the fruit in this section is not damaged as yet, and the prospects are that fruit of all kinds will be abundant.
    David Hendry, one of our old citizens, put in his appearance here last Monday. He has been engaged in mining at Althouse for some time.
    Jack Tungate and Mr. Boardman, of Big Butte, made a business trip to Medford last Friday, returning to this place on Saturday. They report the roads in their section of the country in a deplorable condition.
    A traveling troupe came out last Saturday and played here Saturday night and Sunday night. They had a very good house Saturday night, but on Sunday night our people showed their disapproval of such work by staying away.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart, of Central Point, the prohibition candidate for representative, came out last Saturday and preached here Saturday night and Sunday morning, and on Sunday evening he addressed the young people's meeting. The house was full and the exercises fine. Our young people are coming to the front in literary and social work, and the prospects are bright for our future.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg visited relatives in Grants Pass several days this week.
    Joe Cox and Taylor Bailey are over from Kirby visiting friends for a few days.
    Master Merle Kellogg is down from Medford this week visiting his father, A. E. Kellogg.
    I. J. Stacy, an old resident of Sams Valley, is fast improving from his late attack of pneumonia.
    H. D. Kubli came down Tuesday evening and is looking after his mining interests on Galls Creek.
    Dr. E. P. Dixon, late of Newberg, Oregon, has located here permanently and will practice dentistry.
    Walter Chaney left last week for Portland, where he goes to accept a position as stenographer for a well-known firm of that city.
    Peter Meyers and Moses Gryson, of Toledo, Ore., are here looking over mining property in this district with the intention of investing and locating here with their families.   
    Riley Benedict, an old pioneer of Applegate, was visiting friends here last week.  It has been some years since Mr. Benedict was in this section of the country and he was wonderfully surprised at the growth of Gold Hill and the improvement of the surrounding country.
    The annual city election held last Monday resulted in the following candidates being elected:  Dr. A. C. Stanley, W. H. Caine Sr., C. C. McClendon, C. E. Young and A. E. Kellogg, councilmen; G. R. Hammersley recorder; J. W. Hays Jr., marshal.  The new council met Tuesday morning and organized. Dr. A. C. Stanley was elected president; J. L. Hammersley was appointed city attorney, and  J. E. Harvey treasurer for the ensuing year.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Birdsey, who has been sick, is better we are glad to say.
    Mrs. Foster and children were the guests of Mrs. Nichols Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols were Medford business visitors last week.
    Dave Noe left last Sunday for Washington where he expects to locate.
    Effie Roundtree was the guest of Miss Householder Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham were the guests of Robert Swinden Sunday.
    Miss Rosie Roland was visiting in Gold Hill Sunday as the guest of Miss Carrie Cary.
    Miss Ada Swinden was visiting friends and relatives on Kanes Creek one day recently.
    The Dardanelles school is progressing nicely under the efficient management of Miss Floy McNeil, of Gold Hill.
    Mrs. Lulu Darling, of Gold Hill, spent Monday on Kanes Creek as the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noe.
    From the indications of the fruit blossoms there will be an abundance of fruit this year if Jack Frost does not put in his appearance.
    Bob Swinden, of Gold Hill, and Will Reames, of Jacksonville, are engaged in prospecting near the latter place with satisfactory results.
    Messrs. Haskins and Dixon, of Gold Hill, were visiting the Gimlet mine Monday. They commenced drawing the water out of the mine last week preparatory to going to work with quite a force of men.

Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
(Received too late for last week.)
    L. Reed spent Sunday with Medford friends.
    W. J. Gregory and L. Grigsby were sent as delegates to the Democrat convention.
    Miss Nellie Roberts has returned from a visit with friends in Sams Valley and Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin spent a few days last week with their daughter, Mrs. Chas. Milligan, of Medford.
    C. E. Tull has returned to the ditch company's ranch, after hauling a load of hay to their encampment, near Brownsboro.
    La grippe has again made its appearance in our neighborhood and quite a few are numbered among its victims, but none are serious yet.
    W. T. Moore, who has been visiting relatives in Central Point, Eagle Point and on Big Sticky for some time, has returned to his home in the Dead Indian country.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Smith and little daughters, Ethel and Esther, of Medford, have returned home after a short visit with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith entertained a few friends and relatives on Easter Sunday. A bountiful repast was served to which all did ample justice, after which a pleasant afternoon was spent in social converse.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    Mrs. A. W. Wille is improving slowly.
    We are having fine weather here at present.
    Our new school house is almost completed.
    Fred Inlow and Shannon Oliver have gone to Pokegama to work in a sawmill.
    Miss Lulu Briscoe visited her friend, Miss Helen Holtan, of Long Branch, last week.
    Our school will begin May 5th with Miss Audra Greninger, of the Meadows, as teacher.
    J. R. Tarbell and brother, of Wisconsin, have taken homesteads on upper Trail Creek
    T. J. Fry and Arthur Morrison are putting in a crop of oats and corn on Fred Inlow's place.
    Judge Willard, of Shasta County, Calif., formerly of Trail, was here last week offering his homestead for sale.
    J. G. Briscoe, of Trail, and the Pence and Winningham boys, of  Elk Creek, are turning out an excellent grade of lumber.
    Arthur Morrison, who has been in poor health for several months, is improving under the treatment of Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill.
    S. S. Aiken, of Prospect, passed through here last week en route to Central Point, where Mrs. Aiken is stopping for medical treatment.
    Harvey Inlow went to Table Rock last week after seed oats. He secured twenty bushels of J. C. Pendleton at a very reasonable price.
    J. W. Warner is fencing and otherwise improving his homestead and will soon have a nice home. Mr. Warner's family makes quite an addition to our school district, there being seven bright children of school age in the family.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Willits, of Prospect, passed here last Sunday on their way home from Medford, where they had been to attend the funeral of Mrs. Willits' mother, Mrs. J. B. Wrisley. They were accompanied home by Mrs. W.'s father.
    Simpson Wilson, our efficient school clerk, has moved his family to Medford for a short time, he having a contract to deliver a large amount of wood from Griffin Creek to Medford. He also wishes to be near a physician with his son, Willie, until his eye has become entirely well. Mr. Wilson and family will be greatly missed in this community.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5


Woodville Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cox visited Mrs. J. Moon, of Gold Hill, Sunday.
    Mrs. Gladys Haymond is visiting friends and relatives here.
    Elder C. S. Swagerty attended the Presbytery of Medford last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sanburn visited relatives in Rock Point Sunday.
    G. W. Owings and family visited Mrs. O.'s mother, near Wilderville, last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hatch and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt visited the ladies' parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Moore, Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Kenworthy expect to [leave] soon for California to reside. Mr. Kenworthy's mother, of Medford, will accompany them.
    Mark Whipple, an old resident of this place, returned last week after an absence of five years. He was accompanied by his wife and small son.
    J. F. Ritter, of Klamath County, a brother of Mrs. G. W. Owings, is here for the purpose of buying cattle. He reports cattle in fine condition and everything prosperous in Klamath County.
    Quite a number of Mrs. J. E. Cox' friends gave her a pleasant surprise Saturday evening, it being her thirty-ninth birthday. The evening was spent in games and music, and at 10:30 an elegant lunch was served. At a late hour all departed, wishing her many happy returns. Those present were Mesdames E. Stevens, J. M. Whipple, J. E. Cox, Misses Bertha Cox, Hattie Van Order, Mabel Schindler, Addie Jones, Lucy Swagerty, Maud, Edith and Clella Caley, Annie Norton, Madge Owings, Linnie and Grace Stevens, Mary Jones, Eula Cox, Messrs. J. M. Whipple, E. Stevens, J. A. Bish, Harlan Swagerty, J. E. Cox, W. V. Jones, Geo. Ziders, A. Caley, G. Osborne, Raymond Stevens, Willard Owings, Earl Cox and David Jones.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Dr. Emerson, of Medford, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Dr. J. Hinkle, who has been very sick, is still very low.
    Born--April 19, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hefling, a son.
    Mrs. Warren Mee and children are visiting relatives in Ashland.
    Nelson Nye, of Prospect, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Wm. Carey, Gold Hill's energetic furniture dealer, spent Tuesday in town.
    Miss Martha Cardwell is lying very ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Nichols.
    Mrs. S. S. Aiken, of Prospect, who has been spending a few weeks here, returned home last week.
    Warren Mee, of the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., of Coles, spent a couple of days here last week with his family.
    Robt. Williams and Mr. Keizer have gone to Douglas County to trap terrapins for the San Francisco market.
    Mr. Schroder and family left on Sunday evening's train, for Nebraska, where they go to make their future home.
    Thos. Leever, assistant superintendent of the Golden Jubilee mine, near Carville, Calif., is here visiting relatives.
    Jacob Rogers and family have taken possession of their new home, which they purchased of Mr. Schroder last week.
    Mrs. D. J. Stidham and her daughters, Miss Bertha and Mrs. Messner, of Ashland, visited relatives here this week.
    There will be a dance at the hotel hall on May 1st, and the W.R.C. will give an ice cream social and maypole exercise at the G.A.R. hall the same evening.
    Guy Stockam, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stockam, died at the family home at Tolo, on Sunday, April 20th, of tonsillitis. The parents have the sympathy of all in this their sad bereavement.
    While Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Ashworth were driving in town Sunday their horses became frightened and ran away. One of the lines broke and the occupants had to jump to save themselves. After running at breakneck speed the full length of Main Street they landed against an oak tree. Mr. and Mrs. A. escaped with a few bruises.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 3



Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Smith Bros. have sold their mining interests here and will leave in a short time for Newberg, Oregon, to engage in the livery business.
    G. F. Vose has disposed of his residence property here to Mr. Gregison, of Newport, Oregon, who will soon move to Gold Hill to reside permanently.
    Surveyors J. S. Howard and W. F. Hunter have been engaged with a crew of men running lines and platting the mining property for C. R. Ray.
    Joseph L. Hammersley has received official notification of his appointment of postmaster at this place, which was made on the 15th last, vice W. T. Reames resigned.
    Captain Levensworth and associates have received three car loads of lumber in the last few days from the north. They recently purchased the Lane and Nellie Wright mines, two miles southeast of here, and are erecting a five-stamp mill on the properties and have a large crew of men working in the mines.
    W. H. Peninger, the efficient road supervisor of Willow Springs district, deserves much credit and has the thanks of the Gold Hill people for the able manner in which he has had the road on Blackwell Hill leading into Gold Hill graded. This section of road lies between the two districts of Gold Hill and Willow Springs and has been sadly neglected heretofore. Isaac Householder, the supervisor of this district, is having some very effective work done on the roads in this district.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barneburg were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Byrum Sunday.
    Rev. Haberly preached at the school house on last Sunday and afterwards organized a Sunday school. Mrs. R. B. Porter was chosen as Supt. and Wm. R. Dickison, assistant supt., with Mrs. F. Adams and C. A. Dickison as teachers.
    Dept. Assessor and Mrs. J. M. Whipple, of Woodville, spent Sunday with your correspondent and family. Mr. W. is getting along nicely with assessment work and will soon be interviewing the people of Willow Springs, Central Point and Mound precincts.
    Richard Jennings had the misfortune to have a horse stray away from him last week while he was at work on the Table Rock Ditch. Parties saw it swim the river with its head tied down to its feet; but at last reports that was the last he could hear of it though he spent several days hunting.
    School closed Friday evening with an entertainment which was largely attended and afforded much amusement. There were dialogues and recitations by the pupils and music was furnished between the acts by Mr. and Mrs. A. Strickland. Miss McIntire left Sunday for Medford and will soon leave for her home in Colorado.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    John Watkins, of the free ferry, was in town Monday.
    A. J. Daley received a fine assortment of tinware last week.
    Israel Whiley, of Prospect, was the guest of Bert Peachey last week.
    Eli Ellis is now occupying the property he purchased from J. J. Fryer.
    Geo. Brown & Sons shipped another lot of shakes to Central Point this week.
    O. P. McGee and family were visiting at the home of T. E. Nichols last Sunday.
    Miss Myrtle Daley, daughter of Wm. C. Daley, has been visiting relatives in this section.
    Mrs. S. B. Holmes has opened a millinery store in the building formerly occupied by John Williscroft.
    Mr. and Mrs. D. J. S. Pearce, of Forest Creek, were the guests of Mr. Pearce's sister, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, last week.
    S. A. Carlton and son, Harry, have been putting up new fence and repairing the old one on the latter's place.
    Dr. W. B. Officer has bought John Williscroft's drug business and moved the goods to the old Joe Wilson stand.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance have moved to Central Point, and Mr. Cook has moved onto the place he purchased from Mr. Severance.
    James Ringer has finished putting the first coat of paint on T. E. Nichols' new house, on Rogue River. He went to Central Point Monday for a fortnight's stay.
    The many friends of John N. Nichols will be pleased to learn that he is able to be around again. He was smiling on his friends in our town last Monday.
    Mr. Edwards, cousin of Mrs. Geo. W, Daley, Jr., and Mrs. Reynolds, who has been visiting the latter at her home near Lake Creek, returned to Eagle Point last week.
    Boyd Potter came up from Ashland last Sunday on his bicycle. He encountered considerable mud on the way and found that this end of the valley had had a fine rain.
    Nelson Nye came out from Prospect last week. He returned home Saturday, accompanied by his parents, who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. A. J. Florey, for several weeks.
    Quite a number or our citizens went to Brownsboro last Sunday to witness the game of baseball between the Eagle Point and Brownsboro teams. The game was won by the Eagle Point boys.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 5



Evans Creek Items.
    Mrs. John Smith is on the sick list.
    The click of corn planters is once again heard.
    Jeff Oden was at Grants Pass the first of the week.
    There is a great deal of sore throat in this vicinity.
    Dave Smith was visiting on Evans Creek last week.
    The Evans Creek saw mill will commence sawing the first of May.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Patton were the guests of Mrs. John Smith Sunday.
    A reception was given by the Misses Grace and Ruby Bedford at their home near Woodville last Friday evening. Miss Ruby received the guests and the time was most pleasantly spent with music, games and dancing. At eleven o'clock refreshments were served and at a late hour the guests departed with many expressions of gratitude for a most enjoyable time. The following guests were present: Misses Daisy Pitman, Susie Smith, Stella, Ella and Gertie Owings; Messrs. Garfield, George Laws, John Pitman, Frank and Artie Myers, Henry Bedford, Robert and Walter Minthorn, Will and John Owings, Mrs. Owings, Mr. and Mrs. Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. O. Simpson and son, Lucis
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Jos. Rader, the Democratic nominee for sheriff, was here Wednesday looking over the political situation.
    Miss May Kellogg's friends will be glad to know she is fast improving from her recent illness, at her home in Grants Pass.
    John Ross, of Central Point, came down Wednesday evening. We are informed he is intending to launch in the barber business at this place.
    A. E. Kellogg went to Grants Pass Tuesday upon business, and returned Wednesday, accompanied by his wife, who has been visiting friends there the last ten days.
    The last few days have been extra fine for trout fishing. Many are engaged in trying their hands in landing the speckled beauties. Several anglers have hooked a string of over a hundred in a couple of hours.
    Fred Peninger, who has been operating a placer mine on the north fork of Sardine Creek the past winter, intends to leave soon with his family overland for Idaho. He is becoming affected with lung trouble and his doctor advises a change of climate.
    Horse buyers have been buying a good many teams at this place for the Grants Pass lumber district. Several fine teams have changed hands here the last few days at handsome figures, and still more are wanted. The demand is for horses weighing 1400 pounds and over.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Wm. Jones was in Medford, Monday.
    We all joined in welcoming the warm, refreshing rains of the 18th.
    Wm. Davis, one of the prosperous citizens of Beagle, was trading in Medford a few days since.
    Mr. Childers, of Medford, passed through Beagle Monday en route to his stock farm in the Meadows.
    We are sorry to report the serious illness of Theo. Glass. He is somewhat improved at this time.
    Rev. Hollcroft, a Baptist minister of Medford, will preach at the Antioch school house Sunday, April 27th.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilhite's youngest son is confined to his bed with pneumonia. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is the attending physician.
    Our road supervisor, Thos. Riley, met with quite a serious fall a few days since. While coming home from Jacksonville with Mr. Houston the wagon suddenly ran into a rut, throwing Mr. Riley out and the seat falling on him bruising him quite badly.
    Corn planting has just begun. The feed on the range is excellent and stock is improving rapidly. The orchards are clothed in the white blossoms of the early varieties of fruit and represent a most beautiful and inviting appearance and the prospects are bright for a full crop.
    Bert Case, who has been engaged in the livery and feed business for the past four years in Roseburg, has disposed of his business and is at present stopping with his mother, Mrs. Case, of this place, while he seeks another location. He informs us that he will visit California with a view of locating there.
    John Jones, the Republican candidate for constable in the Table Rock district, will soon begin a canvass. Mr. Jones is well and favorably known to the voters of this district and is a wide awake young man and will make a good officer, and we predict a rousing majority for him in the coming election.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Ira Love, of Spikenard, was in town Wednesday.
    J. W. Warner, of Trail, was in after school books Tuesday.
    Miss Cora York, of Applegate, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Allen Strickland, of Tolo, is furnishing this market with fish.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart will preach in the M.E. Church here Sunday.
    Dr. Hinkle, who has been very ill for the past three weeks, is still very low.
    Mr. and Mrs. John McDonough, of Klamath County, are visiting in this section.
    J. W. Hicks and family left for Marysville, Calif., the first of the week, to spend the summer.
    W. S. Eachus will leave for Coles, Calif., this week to do carpenter work for the Hilt Sugar Pine Company.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. W. McClendon, of Gold Hill, spent the week here helping take care of the late Ira Perry.
    Jas. Ringer, who has been doing several jobs of paper hanging and painting, left for Eagle Point on Wednesday.
    Warren Mee, of the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., came over this week and moved his family to Coles, Calif., where they will reside.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cary, of Gold Hill, with their adopted daughter, Miss Cassie Perry, were here the first of the week, at the bedside of Ira Perry, during his sickness and death.
    A. C. Parker and family, accompanied by Mrs. P.'s sister, Miss Lizzie McDowell, took Monday's train for the East. Mr. Parker will stop off in Colorado to look for a location and the ladies will journey on to Illinois and visit relatives in the meantime. Their many friends here wish them health and prosperity wherever they go.
    Ira Walter Perry, adopted son of Mrs. Arthur Wilson, died at the family home April 28th with diphtheritic membranous croup, after only a few days' illness, aged twelve years, seven months and four days. This is a very sad bereavement to Mrs. Wilson, who lost her husband by blood poisoning just two weeks ago, and now this is doubly hard to bear. Ira will be greatly missed by his teacher and schoolmates whom he associated with every day as well as by the near relatives. He asked to be let look at his teacher and schoolmates go by from school only a few minutes before he died. Mrs. Wilson and his sisters have the sympathy of their many friends in this their sad hour of affliction.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Sheriff Orme was here Wednesday on official business.
    Capt. Leavenworth received a carload of machinery for the new quartz mill on the Nellie Wright Mine, in the Blackwell district, two miles southeast of here.
    W. E. Kellogg, chairman of the Republican County Central Committee was at Ashland and the south end of the county for several days during the week on political business.
    The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs celebrated the anniversary of Odd Fellowship Saturday evening, at this place by rendering a well arranged program to a large number of invited guests, who later retired to the banquet hall and enjoyed a sumptuous feast. Among the toast makers were Hon. W. A. Carter, J. L. Hammersley and Prof. J. Percy Wells.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page  3


Table Rock Items.
    The Misses Lea and Osa Middlebusher, of Eagle Point, were the guests of Miss Mollie Nichols last week.
    The late frost did practically no damage, but the cool weather of the last week has somewhat hindered all growth.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent left for Grants Pass Tuesday for a week or ten days' visit with friends and relatives.
    E. H. Davis left Tuesday to go to Crescent City to be gone some little time as he is interested in mining property there.
    Corn planting has gone merrily on and is nearing completion in these parts, all ready for the warm rays of the May sun.
    Miss Myrtle Porter spent Saturday and Sunday with the home folks, returning to her school near Beagle Sunday evening.
    The fishermen report the finny beauties not so plentiful as usual at this time of the year, but the quality very fine, which latter we can testify to.
    C. A. Dickison and family visited Medford Sunday and Monday. Verne Pendleton returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Gunn, near Phoenix, Monday, and most every family here were represented in one or more of the valley towns during the week.
    Mrs. Reeves, of San Francisco, came Sunday for a visit with her brothers, the Messrs. Frank, Chas., and Albert Morine, and her daughter who has been visiting in Sams Valley for some time. There are rumors in the air the verification of which will come through the county clerk's office.
    When Richard Jennings went to Medford on Tuesday he found his horse in the livery stable there, Mr. Ashpole having brought her in. There were some inaccuracies in the mode of her escape as furnished us last week, but Rich has his horse and is content and will hereafter keep an eye on her when he turns her out for a green bite while he works.
    In R. B. Porter's young orchard can be seen a number of three year old apple trees in full bloom. One tree near the road, set to fill space in the old orchard, has the largest blooms we have ever seen and creates remarks from many of the passers by. One little boy exclaimed, "Oh, Papa, see that tiny baby tree all covered with flowers."  Yes! Baby trees in bloom!  What section of the country can show more precocious trees?
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    J. M. Whipple is doing assessment work this week.
    E. Stevens spent Sunday with relatives in Central Point.
    John Thresher and Alfred Anderson have gone to California to work.
    Christian Endeavor held a business meeting at Mr. Corthell's Friday evening.
    George and Bert Ball have returned to their home in Humboldt County, Calif.
    Mrs. George Beers left Sunday for Colestin. Her husband joined her at Ashland.
    Phillip Simpkins and son, Herman, of Central Point, visited relatives here Sunday.
    E. G. Borden returned recently from San Francisco, where he went to visit his family.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and daughter went to Medford Monday to visit Mrs. Cox' mother.
    School was closed here circus day. Both teachers and a number of scholars attended.
    Jones & Wilcox, our leading merchants, received a fine stock of summer goods last week.
    Wm. Bybee and Mrs. Clerk came down from Bybee Springs Tuesday en route to Jacksonville.
    Mrs. J. M. Whipple and daughter, Alice, are visiting at Dr. Pletcher's, in Medford, this week.
    Mrs. E. Stevens was called to Central Point last week by the illness of her niece, Mrs. J. L. Hefling.
    Miss Hattie Magerle returned from Jacksonville Saturday, where she has been employed for some time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt made a trip to Grants Pass Sunday for the purpose of securing medical treatment for Mrs. Witt.
    The sawmill crew on Evans Creek is about made up, and work will begin in a few days. A few more men are wanted.
    Mrs. Piate and daughter made a trip to Grants Pass this week.
    Work has commenced on the big dam across Rogue River, at Bloody Run, for the purpose of bringing water on the dry diggings.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--April 25, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. I. Geary, of Trail, a son.
    Born--April 26, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Beck, of Eagle Point, a daughter.
    Miss Belfry Fredenburg, of Big Butte, was the guest of Mrs. J. W. Grover last week.
    S. B. Holmes took a trip to the timber belt last week, and on Sunday left for Roseburg.
    Jas. Cline and J. M. Julian made a business trip to Grants Pass last Thursday, returning Sunday.
    R. R. Minter has an ad in this week's Mail in which he wants to purchase a small band of sheep.
    Dr. C. C. Pletcher, the Medford dentist, passed through here Sunday on his way to the timber belt.
    Rev. J. M. Julian, of Pokegama, has moved into the A. J. Daley house, formerly occupied by Jos. Martin.
    We are sorry to learn that Ira Tungate, of Mt. Pitt district, had the misfortune to cut his foot quite badly last week.
    Perry McGee and John Davidson, of Josephine County, were the guests of O. P. McGee and family several days last week
    Geo. Beale, of Mt. Pitt, stopped overnight with us Saturday. He reports the roads in the Big Butte district in a bad condition.
    Mrs. Rose Potter gave a party to a few of her young friends one night last week, in honor of her son, Boyd, who was home for a short stay.
    Geo. Brown and his brother, William, went to Montague, Calif., last Sunday to visit George's daughter, Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, and family.
    Saml. Harnish and family, of Phoenix, recently from North Dakota, came up last Saturday to visit with Mrs. H.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Moomaw, over Sunday.
    Chas. DeCarlow and Mr. Droom, of Elk Creek, were sojourners at the Sunnyside Hotel one night last week. They were en route home from Medford, where they had been after supplies.
    Died--In Alturas, Calif., Mrs. John Wood, mother of Mrs. R. R. Minter, of this place. Mrs. Wood spent some time in this neighborhood last fall and made many warm friends, who regret the sad news of her death.
    The many friends of Mrs. Guerin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, of this place, were agreeably surprised last week by her arrival here from her home in Victoria, B.C.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 5


Evans Creek Items.
    Spring seems to be here at last.
    Peter Denee was visiting in Woodville Sunday.
    Evans Creek is flooded with eastern land buyers this week.
    Wm. R. Patten was in Grants Pass upon business last week.
    Frank Meyers has been on the sick list but is much better now.
    We once more see the banks of Evans Creek lined with fishermen.
    Ed Thompson, the Wimer merchant, was in Grants Pass last week.
    We are glad to say that Mrs. Stimmet is recovering from a several months illness.
    There has been some clear frosty nights during the past week which has injured some of the early fruit.
    Miss Iva Purdin, the Pleasant Creek school teacher, was visiting Medford friends Saturday and Sunday.
    D. Means, of Wimer, will leave for Grants Pass next week where he will haul lumber for the S.P.D. and L. Co.
    Messrs. Janson & Dearmor were in this vicinity last week looking up a location for a saw mill which they expect to operate here this summer.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Miss Ada Swinden spent Sunday as the guest of Miss Nina Householder.
    Elmer Higinbotham and family spent Saturday in Medford visiting relatives.
    Mrs. Nutt and Mrs. Percy Knotts were visitors at the school house last Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nutt were transacting business on Sardine Creek last Sunday.
    John Winders left last week for Portland at which place he will remain during the summer.
    Mrs. Reed, of Grants Pass, is at present the guest of Mrs. Flora Chandler, of the Braden mine.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols, of Table Rock, spent Sunday here as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols.
    Our efficient road supervisor, J. Householder, is doing some good work on the roads which makes a much needed improvement.
    Robert Swinden is engaged in prospecting in the Blackwell hills, also Elmer Higinbotham is prospecting on Kanes Creek, both with satisfactory results.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 5



Central Point Items.
    R. A. Clark of Sams Valley was in after supplies Wednesday.
    Sheriff Orme passed through here Wednesday en route to Eagle Point.
    Dr. and Mrs. J. Hinkle are both very ill at the family home in this city.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Thompson made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    I. J. Carson left for the Fish Lake Ditch last week to secure employment for the summer.
    Mrs. S. McClendon, of Gold Hill, is spending the week here with her mother, Mrs. A. Wilson.
    Fred Peninger is offering his household goods for sale, as he will leave soon for Idaho, to locate.
    Rev. Lockhart, nominee for representative on the prohibition ticket, went to Ashland Monday.
    J. E. Ross, who has been suffering with inflammatory rheumatism for some time, is able to be about again.
    W. S. Eachus left Monday for Coles, Calif., where he goes to do carpenter work for the Hilt Sugar Pine Co.
    Mrs. Wm. Hoagland and Mrs. Chas. Hoagland, of Bonanza, who have been visiting relatives here for some time, returned home Tuesday.       
    Jos. Boswell, who has been in Callahans, Calif., for the past several months, arrived home the first of the week.
    There seems to be a false rumor going through the country that our town is having an epidemic of diphtheria, which is not true in the least part. There has only been one case here that any physician could call diphtheria, and that was the case of the late Ira Perry, and he was a child that had always been subject to membranous croup and when he took the two diseases together it was too much for his constitution. Your correspondent has inquired particularly and cannot find even one case of sore throat in town.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Lee Cox, of Leland, is visiting home folks here.
    Chas. Smith and family were visiting relatives in Grants Pass Sunday.
    Miss Linnie Stevens has gone to Grants Pass to remain for some time.
    Mrs. W. O. Train has been employed at the Wilcox hotel for the summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Schindler and son were visiting relatives in Rock Point Sunday.
    S. T. Owings, of the Elite Studio, Medford, is here visiting his brother, G. W. Owings.
    Quite a number of candidates have been here during the week, Crawford, Alford and others.
    Quite a number of Michigan men arrived this week to prove up on their timber claims on Evans Creek.
    Postmaster Heart has been absent several days this week, and Saml. Mathes has been acting as deputy.
    Wm. Witt and family have moved to the Dry Diggings mine, where Mr. W. has been employed for the summer.
    Mesdames Chas. Hatch, M. Burkhart and G. W. Owings and daughter were in Grants Pass last Saturday making spring purchases.
    Rev. Brown, stepfather to Mrs. G. W. Owings, has purchased the Lurch property, near Woodville, and will take possession of the same this week.
    A pleasant surprise party was given Harland Swagerty Friday night, as he leaves for Grants Pass, where he will remain for some time. About forty persons were present, and a good time was had by all. Games and social converse were indulged in until 10 o'clock, when an elegant lunch was served. At a late hour all departed well pleased with the evening's entertainment.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 3


Beagle Items.
    Wm. Godfrey was trading in Central Point Saturday.
    Miss Clara Richardson has returned to the Medford Academy.
    Mrs. S. H. Glass and son, Elbert, were trading in Medford, Monday.
    Thos. Bailey has begun spring road work on the grade around the Upper Table Rock.
    Dr. Jones, of Medford, attended Theo. Glass again on Friday. He is improving slowly.
    Wm. Stacy and family, of Medford, are visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.
    Rev. Hollcroft, of Medford, will preach at the New Hope Church on the second Sunday in May.
    Dickison & Son, of Table Rock, are in our midst purchasing cattle, which they report are quite scarce.
    J. B. Welch, the pioneer lumber manufacturer of Meadows, has begun his annual lumber delivery to Central Point.
    F. C. Pomeroy, one of the enterprising citizens of the Meadows, passed through Monday en route home from Medford.
    Miss Boone, the Antioch school teacher, visited home folks near Medford Saturday and Sunday. Miss Pearl Bass accompanied her.
    Corn planting and summer fallowing are about completed and the faithful old work horse is again given his freedom to recuperate on the excellent range and bask in the warm sunshine.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    S. B. Holmes made a business trip to Jacksonville last Saturday.
    Miss Clara Richardson, of Beagle, was visiting her many friends here last Sunday.
    Mr. Morton went out last week on a hunting expedition. Have not learned what success he had.
    Mr. Gorden came down from his home on Rogue River last Sunday and was a guest at the Eagle Hotel.
    A. J. Florey and John R. Cooke made a trip to Big Butte last week for the purpose of registering voters.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Howlett paid Jacksonville a visit last Saturday, returning home by way of Medford.
    Mrs. W. B. Officer returned last week from Montague, Calif., where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Paul Van Scoy.
    The Central Point baseball team came out last Sunday and played against our boys. The game resulted in favor of Eagle Point on a score of 21 to 13.
    Mrs. A. H. Peachey and children started for their mountain home in Mt. Pitt precinct last Saturday, to join Mr. Peachey, who went up there a couple of weeks ago.
    On Wednesday, April 30th, Mrs. A. M. Thomas prepared a dinner for Uncle Johnny Lewis and wife and a few of their friends, in honor of Mr. Lewis' eighty-fifth birthday.
    Perry McGee came over from Josephine County last week. He returned home Sunday, taking with him O. P. McGee's two youngest children, one of whom has been in poor health for some time.
    Masters Paul and George Pearce and their sister, Miss Grace, came over from Forest Creek last week to visit their aunt, Mrs. A. M. Thomas. The boys returned home Sunday, but Miss Grace remained here.
    Arrangements have been made by our citizens to purchase the Dunkard Church building (the old school house) and lot from that denomination, and to erect a building on the union plan, free for all denominations to use.
    Rev. A. P. Gillette, of Jacksonville, preached here last Saturday night and Sunday morning, and while here made arrangements to preach for us the first Sunday in each month during the rest of the conference year. He is planning to organize a class here and form a new circuit. The reverend gentleman has ordered the Mail so as to keep posted on our surroundings and get the news generally.
    Last Sunday at the close of our Sunday school it was decided to have a picnic on June 5th. The arrangement is for the Sunday school and all others who can to meet on the top of lower Table Rock and spend the day. We will have a program, consisting of speeches, recitations by the children, songs, etc. It is expected that G. F. Billings, of Ashland, will be present and address the children. The following committee on arrangements and program was appointed: A. C. Howlett, Donnie McGee, Robt. Jonas, Miss Elva Middlebusher, Mrs. Lou Ebersole and Mrs. J. F. Brown. Let everybody come and have a good time.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 5


Evans Creek Items.
    The muddy roads are drying fast.
    Mrs. Williams was in Wimer last Thursday.
    Alva Scott has been quite ill the past few days.
    Viola Meyers was on the sick list last week.
    Ed. Thompson went to Woodville Saturday on business.
    Anna Pitman visited the Evans Creek school last Friday.
    Miss Ella Owings was the guest of Ruby Bedford last Thursday.
    The Evans Creek sawmill commenced sawing Monday with a full crew.
    Peter Denee left last week for Grants Pass, where he will haul lumber for the S.P.D. & L. Co.
    Prospects are good for a big apple crop in Southern Oregon this year. It is estimated by fruit growers that there will be fully 90 percent of a crop.
    Henry Lawes received the sad news last week of the death of his son, Artie, who resides in the East. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.
    The dance given by J. Neathammer, near Wimer, last Thursday night was well attended. Music was furnished by Messrs. Meagley and Shirley. At 11:30 p.m. refreshments were served and at a late hour the guests departed and all report a good time.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 5



Beagle Items.
[Received too late for last week.]
    Mrs. Dennis Dugan is seriously ill.
    The annual wood hauling has begun.
    Lester Rodgers has returned from the Fish Lake Ditch.
    All the sick in our immediate vicinity are convalescent.
    We had a heavy frost on the night of the 26th but no damage was done.
    The Misses Houston, of Trail, are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Houston, of Beagle.
    Mrs. J. G. Martin and her son, Carl, have arrived safely at their destination, Deep Creek, Wash.
    Fred Inlow, who has been stopping with his uncle, Will Davis, has returned to Pokegama to resume work.
    Sanford Richardson and his sister went to Medford Saturday and the Rev. Hollcroft returned home with them.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Houston have returned home, to Long Branch, their little daughter, Ida, being sufficiently able to travel.
    A practice game of baseball was played at Moonville Sunday, between the Gold Hill and Sams Valley nines. Gold Hill was victorious.
    Owing to so much sickness in the neighborhood, Rev. Hollcroft was not greeted with a very large audience at his 11 o'clock sermon. He preached again at 7:30 and proved himself to be a very earnest and interesting speaker.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Pence, of Elk Creek, were visiting relatives on Forest Creek recently.
    Lee Caton is making a good run in his mine this season and has fair prospects for a good cleanup.
    Mr. Breeding, of Ruch, has been prospecting for quartz in these parts and reports finding some good ore.
    Mr. Comstock is making some improvement on the old Kitchen place, preparing it for his future home.
    Isaac Coffman has a brother here from Portland visiting him. He expects to remain several months for the benefit of his health.
    Freeland Caton left recently for Stockton, Los Angeles and other California points. He may go to New Mexico before returning.
    S. R. Coffman is the Republican nominee for road supervisor in this precinct, and let us all vote for him regardless of party, for he certainly is the right man in the right place.
    Joshua Caton and family are making preparations to move to Idaho, where they expect to remain permanently. The best wishes of this entire community go with these good people.
    Our district school is progressing nicely under the efficient management of Miss Thora Smith, of Phoenix. The district is to be congratulated for having secured the services of so able and accomplished an instructor.
    Wm. Bostwick is making satisfactory progress at his mine and expects to clean up about half an acre of bedrock, which will undoubtedly pay well. Himself and partner, Ed. Smith, have been doing all the work.
    E. Pearce informs us that they have been doing some very progressive work in their mine this winter and spring owing to the two large giants they have had in operation. They will perhaps clean up more of the yellow metal than in former times.
    Jas. Armpriest:--"Yes, I have fine prospects for lots of fruit this year. My peach and prune trees are loaded with blooms, and if Jack Frost keeps shy I will have an abundant crop. Say, I wish you would tell your readers that I have a good, heavy work horse that I would like to trade for a brood mare. Would prefer one not very old."
    Grandma and Grandpa Caton gave a good old-fashioned dance at their home on the night of April 22nd. The majority of the neighborhood were present, and to say they enjoyed themselves does not half express it. Young and old alike danced until a late hour, when all departed, voting it the jolliest time of the season. The music was furnished by Messrs. Danl. Pearce, Ira Coffman and Fred Armpriest.
    A Sunday school was organized here April 20th, and the following officers were selected: Superintendent, J. D. Pearce; assistant superintendent, Miss Thora Smith; secretary, Miss Grace Pearce; librarian, Miss Smith; treasurer, Mrs. J. R. Armpriest; intermediate, Mrs. Armpriest; junior, Miss Smith. The school meets every Sunday at 10 o'clock. Everybody cordially invited to attend.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Several of our citizens are having a siege with the la grippe.
    Fred Straub, of Willow Springs, spent Sunday in our city.
    C. E. Pomeroy, of Spikenard, was in our city over Sunday.
    Messrs. Deuel and Hubbs, of Medford, spent Sunday in our city.
    Mr. Ferris is painting and papering Mrs. Cooksey's residence this week.
    R. A. Clark, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants one day this week.
    John Williscroft, one of Eagle Point's leading citizens, spent a day here this week.
    H. Corum is painting I. F. Williams' confectionery story and Geo. Ross' dwelling this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, of Kanes Creek, were trading with our merchants the first of the week.
    Arthur Boswell, of Callahan, Calif., came home Tuesday to spend a few weeks with his parents.
    J. H. Messner, veterinary surgeon, of Medford, was here on professional business the first of the week.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Ross left for Gold Hill a few days ago, where Mr. Ross will open a barber shop.
    Dr. Hinkle, who has been in a critical condition for the past month, is still very low, we are sorry to say.
    William Carr, of Foots Creek, spent a day days last week with his daughter, Mrs. John Clark, of this city.
    F. R. Moore has bought a lot near the school house and will erect a residence thereon before the summer is ended.
    Miss Ethel Kent left Tuesday morning for Brockway, Oregon, to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Samuel Bolsinger.
    Frank Manness, who has leased a farm up Rogue River, came in Monday, and his mother and sisters accompanied him home.
    Mrs. S. W. McClendon, of Gold Hill, who has been spending several weeks with her mother, Mrs. S. A. Wilson, returned home this week.
    Mrs. J. L. Hefling and children, who have been visiting Mrs. H.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, returned to their home at Merlin a few days ago.
    The many friends of Mrs. S. S. Aiken, of Prospect, will be grieved to learn of her death, which occurred on Monday while she was en route to Central Point to consult a physician. Her husband had started with her on a bed, in a spring wagon, but she died at the Hull farm, on Rogue River. Mrs. Aiken was a very estimable woman, a kind and affectionate wife and mother. She leaves a husband and four children, besides a host of friends, to mourn her loss. The bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of all in this their sad hour of trouble.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    W. R. Dickison went over into the Applegate country on a cattle-buying trip.
    Miss Belle Williams is out from Central Point visiting her aunt, Mrs. Frank Adams.
    W. R. Byrum has lumber on the ground and will soon begin the erection of a dwelling house.
    Miss Mattie Taylor and Miss Nichols, of Eagle Point, were out for a ride Sunday and made a short call at "The Oaks."
    F. M. Stewart, the Medford real estate man, has had several people out this way lately looking over our country with a view to purchasing homes.
    The Table Rock Sunday school is in a very flourishing condition, and Mrs. Porter is to be congratulated on the interest that is taken in hunting up the answers to the weekly questions.
    Deputy Assessor C. C. Taylor was at the home office Wednesday and Thursday checking up. This finishes his work unless he decides to take two more precincts. Assessor Pendleton and Deputy Assessor Whipple are still in the field.
    B. R. Porter picked a curiosity from one of his apple trees the other day, the same being a very large double bloom that resembled a pure white rose much more than an apple blossom. He is wondering now what kind of an apple would have resulted had he left it on the tree.
    Miss May Nealon has received word from the county school superintendent that she has successfully passed the eighth grade examination which she took at the close of the term. She is the first graduate from our school under the present ruling and all her friends are hearty in their congratulations.
    Sunday being a very pleasant day people from all parts of the valley came to enjoy the sights from the top of Table Rock. One wagon loaded with eighteen people and drawn by four horses was piloted to the top of the rock, which proves that the builders of the road have worked wonders for sightseers.
    Mrs. P. M. Williams and mother, Mrs. Merriman, returned to Medford Monday, after a stay of several days in this locality. While here Mrs. Williams completed her painting of Table Rock, from which she contemplates making a large picture which will be exhibited to the public when complete. She is also making watercolor sketches of our wildflowers and took home with her an order for a book of them to be sent east. She has the rare faculty of getting the exact shades of coloring, and the book will be a treat wherever it is shown. Her watercolor portrait of the late Mr. Frierson has received many favorable comments. Those wishing such work done would do well to call on her in Medford before sending elsewhere.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    A. Schindler and family made a business trip to Grants Pass Saturday.
    Mr. Palmer and family, of Leland, are visiting J. E. Cox and family this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox and Mr. and Mrs. Palmer spent Sunday in Ashland.
    S. T. Owings returned Wednesday to Medford, after a two weeks' visit with his brother, G. W. Owings, and family.
    Geo. Snudden, of Tolo, who is employed on the section, has moved his family to Woodville.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mark Whipple, who have been visiting relatives and friends here for some time, have returned to their home near Baker City.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Lance, of Foots Creek, were visiting Mrs. Lance's mother, Mrs. E. Stevens, Sunday.
    A. Schindler and family, A. Caley and family and J. M. Whipple and daughter went to Bybee Springs Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lynch, who recently sold their property here, left Sunday for Trail Creek, where they will reside.
    Mrs. F. H. Coates, who has been visiting here, left Sunday evening for Portland, where she expects to spend the summer.
    J. M. Whipple and W. A. Carter were out the first of the week registering voters who had not an opportunity to register before.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    A. M. Haskins and family left Tuesday for Newburg to reside.
    Hon. W. A. Carter spent several days of this week visiting at Salem.
    Wm. Piening came down from Ashland Tuesday to spend a few days visiting friends.
    The family of section foreman Wm. Cook, of the Tolo section, left Monday for Tolo to reside.
    Hon. E. V. Carter came down on Tuesday's train and left the next day for Sams Valley and the Meadows district.
    Mr. Gregison, of Newport, Oregon, arrived Sunday with his family and is now domiciled in the Cook residence on Fifth Street.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    The candidates for the various offices are making their biannual trip to our town.
    The stockmen have commenced to gather up their cattle and put them on the range on the high hills for summer pasture.
    A. S. Carlton and family and Misses Hattie and Agnes Howlett were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Nichols last Sunday.
    Wm. Brown, brother of Geo. Brown, of this city, left last week for his home in Victoria, B.C., after a visit of a few weeks in our town.
    H. L. Appel, of Medford, has purchased the tonsorial outfit of Jerry Heckathorn and opened a barber shop here. He is a guest at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    John Williscroft took a trip to the Elk Creek country last week and reports the range fine and stock looking well. On Saturday he made a business trip to Ashland
    A. Gartin, late of Nebraska, is the guest of his old friend, Rev. J. P. Moomaw, of this place. He is looking for a location for his son, who is a pharmacist, and is favorably impressed with our surroundings.
    Rev. Skeel, the Adventist preacher, commenced a series of meetings here last Saturday and expects to continue them over next Sunday. Rev. Gillette will preach here next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and Rev. Skeel at 3 p.m. We are having our quota of preaching now, since our Sunday school and Young People's Society are attracting so much attention.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bursell and daughter, Miss Ellen, Mr. Pheel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clemens, Mr. and Mrs. Kelsoe, and Mr. Benson were here last Sunday to hear Rev. Skeel preach. In the afternoon the most of them were guests at O. P. McGee's and had the pleasure of listening to a musical entertainment. Miss Eula Haynes, the young lady who taught a class in music here last winter and who is now visiting at Mr. McGee's, presided at the organ.
    Last Wednesday night the committee on arrangements for the Sunday school picnic met at the Sunnyside Hotel and appointed the following committees: Committee on speakers, O. P. McGee and A. C. Howlett; on music, Donnie McGee, Mesdames R. G. Brown, W. B. Officer and Lon Ebersole; on recitations, O. P. McGee, Robert Jonas, Bert Peachey, Mesdames J. F. Brown, Meta Martin and Miss Elva Middlebusher; dinner, Mesdames O. P. McGee, R. G. Brown, A. C. Howlett, A. M. Thomas and J. P. Moomaw; conveyances, Carl Ringer, J. A. Jonas, Clarence Middlebusher and O. P. McGee; sport, Mrs. W. B. Officer, Mrs. Lon Ebersole, Bert Peachey, Robert Jonas and Frank Brown. A general invitation is extended to any and all Sunday schools to join us in our picnic at Table Rock June 5th.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 5


Evans Creek Items.
    The grass on the range is good.
    F. Bedford has been ill for several weeks.
    The Pleasant Creek school closed last Friday.
    The farmers are nearly all through planting corn.
    The placer miners of this creek all report a good cleanup.
    J. Neathammer, of Evans Creek, was in Jacksonville Friday.
    Several timber claims have been located on Evans Creek this spring.
    Mrs. Owings and son, William, were in Grants Pass last week upon business.
    Mrs. Steinmetz, who has been in Medford for the past few days receiving medical treatment, has returned home.
    William R. Patton, the lumber hauler, was in Central Point last Monday, where he purchased a new wagon. He will commence hauling as soon as the roads will permit.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Mrs. Amick and sister were trading at Central Point Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stacy were trading at Central Point Monday.
    Benj. Ragsdale is now employed by J. B. Welch to drive his four-horse lumber team.
    T. C. Norris, of Jacksonville, was in our midst a few days since, visiting relatives and friends.
    Sanford Richardson and sister were trading in Medford Saturday, as were also D. A. Houston, wife and sister.
    William Bybee, a pioneer citizen of the valley, called Monday while en route to J. B. Welch's sawmill, in the Meadows.
    The Baptist Sunday school still meets every Sunday, through the untiring efforts of its faithful members, which reflects much credit to the district and community.
    Mr. Bailey, our efficient road supervisor, is using the road scraper to good advantage in leveling our rough country roads, much to the convenience and pleasure of the traveling public.
    S. H. Glass and son, Elbert, were trading in Central Point Thursday. The latter continued his trip to Medford after medicine for his brother, Theo. Glass, who still requires very close attention and careful nursing.
    Rev. Hollcroft, of Medford, came out Saturday evening, and on Sunday preached a very able sermon. He announced that Rev. Darby, of the M.E. Church, South, of Medford, wold preach at Antioch on the third Sunday in May, at 11 o'clock a.m., and at Sams Valley in the evening.
    Numerous improvements among many of our neighbors are assured G. W. Stacy will overhaul and rebuild the large barn on the Coleman place, which collapsed two winters ago from the deep snow. He will also build a new dwelling, while many others will build new fences and otherwise improve their farms, giving the county a more prosperous and inviting appearance
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts was a Gold Hill visitor Sunday.
    We are sorry to say that Frank Roundtree is ill this week.
    E. E. Miner was a business visitor at the county seat Saturday.
    Miss Anna Birdsey, of Gold Hill, spent Sunday with her mother, on Kanes Creek.
    Miss Rosa Rowland was visiting in Gold Hill Sunday, the guest of Miss Cassie Cary.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Haff, of the Borden mine, were visiting in this vicinity last Sunday.
    Messrs. Higinbotham and Swinden are engaging in prospecting on Lane Creek, with satisfactory results.
    Mr. and Mrs. Kame and daughter, of Central Point, were visiting friends in this neighborhood last Sunday.
    The dance at Elmer Nichols' last Friday night was a very pleasant affair, although the attendance was not large.
    Elmer Higinbotham and family and Mr. Knotts and son, John, spent Sunday with Mr. Roundtree and family.
    Mr. Johnston, a mining man of this vicinity, left Friday for Portland, where he was called by the illness of his wife.
    Miss Ada Swinden is staying at Mr. Householder's during the illness of Miss Nina, who has been quite ill but is slowly improving.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Grandma Coffman is still confined to her bed most of the time.
    Miss Thora Smith was visiting Mrs. Armpriest one day last week.
    Mrs. Snider, of Talent, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Bostwick, of Forest Creek.
    Mr. Bleecher recently sold to M. F. Hanley fifty head of cattle, ranging from yearlings up, for $23 per head.
    Wm. Ray, an old and highly respected citizen of Applegate, has been confined to his room by ill health for some time.
    George Smith, who has been working at the Sturgis mine, will leave soon for his home at Big Butte, to remain permanently.
    Mrs. Nettie Adams, who has been visiting her uncle, James Armpriest, and family, has returned to her home at Portland.
    Jas. Armpriest and Fred Sturgis have been rounding up and vaccinating their cattle to protect them against blackleg, there having been a few cases of that disease in this section.
    Miss Hattie Armpriest is still in Portland, where she is clerking in a store. She likes that city quite well, but says she has a longing for Southern Oregon and the big red apples.
    There will be no Sunday school or preaching here next Sunday, on account of the Dunkard love feast at Talent, as quite a number of people from here wish to attend the services at that place.
    Mr. Meier, a partner in the McIntyre & Orme quartz mine, reports that they are down about 100 feet and are taking out some very rich ore. They are now running a tunnel and will put in a track.
    Jas. Davies made a very satisfactory cleanup at his mine this spring. He is now assisting Mr. McDonald with his cleanup.
    J. D. Pearce & Sons have been piping steadily with their two large giants ever since the water came last fall, and have moved a large amount of dirt. They expect to make a good cleanup.
    The Sunset mine owners have had quite an amount of ore crushed at the Orme mill, the result being $17 to the ton; besides there is enough gold in the sulphurets to pay for shipping it to the smelter. They have a well-defined ledge of this ore.
    Wm. Bostwick and Ed Smith, who are working the Vickroy mine, have been piping steadily and have made a large clearance, notwithstanding they have had many large boulders to contend with, which necessitated the use of giant powder. They estimate their cleanup at $2000.
Medford Mail, May 16, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Fred Wickman has been quite ill the past few days.
    Joseph Geppert, of Big Butte, spent a couple of days here last week.
    Jesse McFall and family left for Klamath County this week to visit relatives.
    Dr. Hinkle, who has been very ill for several weeks, is some better at this writing.
    Mr. and Mrs. B. Vincent, of Table Rock, was in after supplies the first of the week
    W. M. Bethers, who is employed in a sawmill north of Grants Pass, spent Sunday at home.
    Mr. Swanson left for Coles, Calif. Monday where he goes to do blacksmithing for the Hilt Sugar Pine Company.
    Arthur Boswell, of Callahans, Calif., who attended the Boswelll-Downing nuptials, returned home this week.
    The baseball boys gave an ice cream social at the G.A.R. hall Saturday evening which was much of a success.
    Miss Mary Downing of Ashland spent last week with relatives here and attended the Boswell-Downing wedding Thursday.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Saturday in our city and attended the regular meeting of the G.A.R. post.
    Mrs. Mollie Myers, who has been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Patrick the past three months, left for her home at Salt Lake, Utah, Monday.
    D. W. Knutzen, of Applegate, came over Tuesday and brought a load of household goods to be shipped to Warren Mee, of the Hilt Sugar Pine Company, of Coles, Calif.
    There is diphtheria in the family of A. O. Heatherly, who lives in the east part of town, and it is in a very severe form. They lost one daughter on last Wednesday and three more of their little folks are afflicted with the dread disease, but at this time they are much better. There are no cases in this community except these, and it is to be hoped there will be no more.
    We are called upon the second time within a month to chronicle the death of a dear son in the family of W. J. Stockam, of Tolo. That dread disease, diphtheria, has claimed both Guy and Ray, the only children of this family, as its victims. Little Ray had the disease at the time his brother died, April 20th, and had, to all appearances, recovered. He was up and playing around the house, when suddenly he took very ill with severe pains in his stomach and only lived a few hours, dying May 15th, aged three years, seven months and twenty days. All was done for the little sufferer that kind and loving parents and grandparents could do, but nothing could save him. Many beautiful floral offerings were brought for the grave, and a large funeral cortege followed the remains to its last resting place. Mr. and Mrs. Stockam have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends in this their sad affliction.
MARRIED--BOSWELL-DOWNING.
    The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Downing, of this city, on May 15th was the scene of a very pretty wedding, their beautiful and accomplished daughter, Maude, being united in marriage to Mr. J. E. Boswell. Miss Mary Downing, of Ashland, played the wedding march, which in sweet tones announced the approach of the bridal couple, attended by the groom's brother and sister. The party paused under an elaborate arch of evergreens and flowers, while Prof. W. T. Van Scoy, assisted by Rev. W. B. Moore, performed the ceremony, using the wedding ring. After congratulations the company passed into the dining room and were seated at tables laden with choice viands. The bride and groom received many valuable presents from guests in attendance. The bride is well known as one of Jackson County's best school teachers, and the groom is in business here, where they will make their future home.
    It again becomes the sad duty of your correspondent to record the death of one of our darling girls on May 14th. The death angel summoned from the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Heatherly their beloved daughter, Cecil L., aged 12 years, 4 months. She had only been sick three days with that dread disease, diphtheria, when death came to her relief. This is the deepest sorrow into which this family has yet been plunged. All was done that fond and loving parents could do to relieve the little sufferer, but to no avail. Never was any child's death more sincerely mourned by an entire community. She was a very winning little girl, and to know her was to love her. The flowers contributed by her teachers and schoolmates were a tribute showing the love and respect they had for her. No more for her will the storm clouds of time be gathered to darken life's fair day. Once more the pearly gates swung back, and another bright soul beholds the light of the beautiful city and is welcomed at the pearly portals.
Medford Mail, May 23, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Richard Jennings left for Shelly Creek Tuesday, where he goes to take a position in a mine operated by Mr. Ray, of Medford.
    Wm. R. Dickison with two or three vaqueros leave for Roseburg Friday to get a bunch of one hundred cattle recently purchased by him.
    Harry Nealon left for San Francisco Friday. This being his first visit to that or any other large city, no doubt he will see many interesting as well as instructive sights.
    A force of men began shearing sheep Monday on the Curry place. Merritt is on the grounds himself overseeing the work and keeping the shearing machines in order.
    Work is progressing nicely on the new flume on the Table Rock Ditch, and in a few days water will be running. While this has been quite a tedious undertaking, when completed it will be very substantial.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, May 23, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. Herman, of Sacramento, Cal., was here last week, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw went to Talent last Saturday to attend the semiannual love feast of the German Baptist Church.
    Jas. Ringer is engaged in papering A. J. Daley's residence this week. Mr. Ringer received a fine assortment of paper last Saturday.
    Elder Skeel, who was booked to preach here last week, was taken sick and was not able to fill his appointments after Thursday night, but preached Monday night of this week.
    O. P. McGee and his two sons, of this place, and Wm. Ulrich and son, of Medford, started last Monday for the Big Butte country to gather up their cattle and take them to the summer range.
    Last week Clay Charley's residence, near Brownsboro, came near being consumed by fire. However, just as the fire started Jos. Rader happened to be passing and extinguished the flames.
    Mr. Appel, the barber, went to Medford last Thursday and moved his family over. They are now comfortably settled in rooms in the Sunnyside Hotel. See Mr. Appel's barber shop ad elsewhere in this paper.
    Quite a number of the friends of Elder Skeel came over from Big Sticky last Sunday to hear him preach, but were somewhat disappointed owing to his indisposition. However, they had the pleasure of hearing Rev. Julian and visiting old friends.
    Rev. Julian preached here last Sunday. In making the announcement for him in my items last week I got the name Gillette instead of Julian. Rev. Gillette will preach here the first Sunday in June at 11 o'clock a.m., and the Saturday evening before at 7:30.
    The many friends of Prof. E. E. Smith are rejoicing over the intelligence in last week's Mail of his recovering his health and his prosperity in business. While here he was one of our most highly esteemed teachers and has a host of friends here who read his letter with much pleasure.
    A few weeks ago R. R. Minter gave me an advertisement for the Mail under the head of "Wanted," he wishing to buy a small band of sheep. He now has all the sheep he wants and orders the ad discontinued. If the readers of the Mail want anything from a mouse trap to a steamship let them advertise in its columns and the article will be sure to come.
    Last Sunday evening as Eddie Cingcade was going home from the Young People's meeting his horse became unmanageable and ran away with him. While crossing the bridge at this place the animal slipped and fell on the young man's left leg, breaking both bones between the knee and the ankle. Dr. Officer was called, and on Monday morning Dr. Pickel, the family physician, was summoned and the two doctors set the broken bones. Besides the broken bones the lad's leg was badly mashed, the horse having slid on the bridge floor several feet while the boy's leg was still under him. The unfortunate boy was taken to the home of O. P. McGee until the fracture was reduced and then was taken to his home. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this misfortune
Medford Mail, May 23, 1902, page 5


Evans Creek Items.
    May showers are with us.
    Ed Thompson is improving his store.
    Will Owings was in Grants Pass last week.
    We are glad to say that most of the sick are improving.
    W. R. Patton left Evans Creek last week for Grants Pass, where he intends to haul lumber.
    E. V. Carter, Republican nominee for state senator, was on Evans Creek last week.
    The wind went on a wild frolic on Evans Creek last Friday and attained a velocity of fifty miles an hour.
Medford Mail, May 23, 1902, page 5


Trail Creek Items.
    We are having plenty of rain for the growing crop.
    Carl Skyrman was the guest of Mrs. Inlow last Thursday.
    Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn visited her father, H. L. Hill, last week.
    Donald Pardue, of Prospect, is lying very ill with pneumonia.
    All those who have been ill with la grippe in this section are convalescing.
    Miss Maggie Wilson is staying with Mrs. Inlow and attending our school.
    The roads are in a fair condition and there is considerable travel of late.
    Miss Audra Greninger, of the Meadows, is teaching our spring school, and the students all like her very much. The four pupils that will pass the eighth grade this term are Maggie Wilson, Lutie Warner, Fred Warner and Harvey Inlow.
    Timber men are still coming in this direction in search of timber land and they all seem to find what they want. There is still considerable vacant land on the divide along the head of Trail Creek. The road over the divide will be improved this summer as there is a bridge being built across the South Umpqua, which connects with this road. This will shorten the road from Rogue River Valley to Umpqua Valley several miles.

Medford Mail,
May 23, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    George W. Stacy was trading in Central Point today.
    Theo. Glass is improving after a long spell of sickness.
    Mrs. Brown and son were at the county seat Wednesday.
    Wm. Curtis, of the Meadows, passed here on his way to Medford Tuesday.
    This section was quite liberally favored with refreshing showers on the evening of the 15th.
    Mr. and Mrs. Davis, of Asbestos, were paying their mountain home a visit one day last week.
    Mrs. Dennis Dugan is recovering slowly under the careful nursing of Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill.
    Miss Porter, the accomplished school teacher of the Mountain district, visited her home Saturday and Sunday.
    Rev. Darby came out from Medford Saturday evening and was greeted with quite a large audience at his 11 o'clock sermon Sunday.
    Your correspondent was a visitor at Antioch Tuesday to witness the Democratic rally. The attendance was small. Mr. Neil, for state senator, Joe Rader, for sheriff, and J. R. Neil were the speakers.

Medford Mail,
May 23, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    J. W. Mee, of Applegate, spent Thursday in our city.
    J. L. Downing, of Ashland, visited relatives here one day last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Robnett visited friends at Medford last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Purkeypile visited relatives at Gold Hill Sunday.
    L. E. Van Vleet is building a house for Mr. Byrum on his farm at Table Rock.
    Messrs. Ringer and Ferris are giving the A.O.U.W. hall a new coat of paint this week.
    Frank Brown, one of Eagle Point's prominent business men, was in the city Friday upon business.
    J. W. Merritt and family are spending the week at their sheep shearing camp across Rogue River.
    Wm. Morris, who has been at Coles, Calif., for some time, came home Sunday to spend a few days.
    I. J. Carson, who has been employed on the Fish Lake Ditch the past month, returned home this week.
    Miss Martha Cardwell, who has been spending several weeks here, returned to Klamath County this week.
    Mrs. Susan Evans died at the home of A. C. Chittenden, in Willow Springs precinct, on May 24th, aged about eighty years.
    James A. Tate, the prohibition orator, of Nashville, Tenn., spoke to a large audience at the M.E. Church last Sunday afternoon.
    Rev. N. S. Hollcroft, of Medford, preached a very able memorial sermon here last Sunday to a large and appreciative congregation.
    Fred Peninger and family left by team Tuesday for Nampa, Idaho, in question of a location. Their many friends here wish them success wherever they go.
    The Heatherly children are all recovering from the diphtheria, and as no new cases have developed, it is thought that there is no danger now of it spreading.
    The Central Point baseball team went to Gold Hill last Sunday and played a game of ball with the team at that place. The game was won by Central Point.
    W. D. Taylor and family left Saturday evening for their old home in Colorado. Mr. Taylor has been in poor health for several months and the change is made in hope that it will benefit him. They are good people, and their many friends here hope that Mr. Taylor will soon regain his health.
    The Epworth League of the M.E. Church met in business session week before last and elected the following new officers: President Miss Elizabeth C. Gibson, 1st vice president Mrs. Wm. Bethers, 2nd vice president Edwin B. Lockhart, 3rd vice president Mrs. Marie Holmes, 4th vice president Dr. G. B. Cole. There were six new members. Another business meeting was held on Thursday evening of the week.
    Memorial exercises will be held at the Baptist Church on Friday, May 30th, at 10:30 a.m. Prof. A. J. Hanby will deliver the address. After the exercises at the church a procession will proceed to the cemetery, where the graves of loved ones will be decorated. A cordial invitation is extended to all. The G.A.R. post, W.R.C., and other societies will meet at the G.A.R. hall at 10 a.m. and march to the church.
Medford Mail, May 30, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Henry Breeding has gone to Leland to work.
    E. G. Borden spent several days in Grants Pass the past week.
    Diphtheria scare is over, and all is peace and quiet in our little village once more.
    Garfield Osborne has gone to California to work through the summer.
    Mr. Wilborn, of Ashland, has been visiting J. E. Chase and family of this place.
    Mrs. Geo. Snudden, who has been quite sick for the past week, is much improved at this writing.
    Rev. Hayes, of Grants Pass, preached here Sunday to a crowded house and received a member into the church.
    G. W. and T. M. Lance, the Foots Creek miners, brought over $2,500 in gold to be sent to the mint Tuesday.
    Fred Will is having lumber hauled to erect a dwelling on the lot he recently purchased near the school house.
    G. W. Owings and daughter, Madge, spent Sunday in Gold Hill the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hunter.
    Mrs. Chas. Duffield, of Jerome Prairie, and Mrs. T. M. Lance, of Foots Creek, were visiting their mother here last week.
    Walter VanOrder and Oliver Shoemaker, who are employed in the railroad painting crew, spent Sunday evening here with relatives and friends.
    School closed Friday with an entertainment and ice cream social. The exercises did much credit to the teacher and pupils. The house was filled to overflowing. Miss Edna Parker has been teaching nine months and gave general satisfaction, as has also Mr. Bish, who taught two and one-half months.
    Died--Mrs. Cora Warren, at her home on Wards Creek, Monday evening. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and little three-year-old daughter, father, mother, four sisters and one brother besides a host of friends. The bereaved husband and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
    Both parties were well represented here by candidates, last week. J. R. Neil told us what a bad condition our country was in and Mr. Newbury came along with his receipts and figures to show us what a good condition it was in. All Republicans are well pleased, and Woodville expects to poll a solid Republican majority.
Medford Mail, May 30, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    John Williscroft was in Medford last Thursday upon business.
    Mr. Hawkins, of Ashland, gave us a talk on prohibition Tuesday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Appel were visiting Grandma Heckathorn last Sunday.
    Mrs. Frenna, of Medford, is visiting friends in this section. She is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Hart.
    Mesdames Emma Baker and Caroline Pool, of Mt. Pitt precinct, stopped here last week on their way to Medford.
    There will be an election ball next Monday night. Supper will be served by Mrs. Howlett at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Hattie and Agnes Howlett went to Sterling last Monday to visit their sister, Mrs. James Lewis, and family for a few days.
    Thos. Henderson, who has been superintending a mine in Siskiyou County, California, returned to his home at Eagle Point last week.
    Mr. Masters, of Marshfield, organizer for the Modern Woodmen of America, is here endeavoring to organize a local lodge of that order.
    Our ball players went to Jacksonville last Sunday and played against the team at that place. The game was won by the Jacksonville boys.
    Jack Tungate killed a large bear last week after a prolonged and desperate struggle, in which he came near losing his valuable bear dogs.
    A. J. Daley, one of our leading merchants, was in Medford last Monday upon business. He expects to make quite an addition to his stock of general merchandise.
    Yesterday there was a committee meeting at the old school to take some steps toward building an Eagle Point Union Church. It was decided to call a general mass meeting on Tuesday night to elect trustees to take the matter in hand.
    Last week the National Comedy Company came to Eagle Point to remain for a week. They sell their goods and tickets to vote for the most popular lady, etc., and the result is that a strife has been gotten up between different parties, in consequence of which the company will carry off a good bit of money, and our citizens will "kick" themselves until the next catchpenny show comes along.
    Last Saturday, while returning home from Medford, Rev. J. P. Moomaw lost his watch on the road between the Irwin Pruitt place and the Antelope bridge. It was an old silver watch, with a short buckskin string attached. Anyone finding it will confer a special favor on the reverend gentleman by leaving it with Mr. Crystal at Deuel & Co.'s store, in Medford. The watch is an old heirloom, having belonged to Rev. Moomaw's father.
Medford Mail, May 30, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    We gladly welcome the warm sunshiny weather.
    Brown Bros., of Beagle, were trading in Medford Saturday.
    Watt Beebe, of Mound district, is here gathering his beef cattle.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chapman were trading at Central Point Saturday.
    Mr. Barneburg, of Medford, is here buying beef for his Medford shop.
    William James, one of the solid men of Table Rock, was trading in Medford Friday.
    Mrs. Case and her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Glass, were trading in Medford Saturday.
    The famous watermelon farm on Rogue River known as the Geo. A. Jackson place has been sold to a Mr. Sweet.
    We are sorry to report no perceptible change in Mr. Ireland's son. This is doubly sad on account of his father being prostrated and his sister at Phoenix, which prevents his mother from being in attendance at his bedside.
    The Republican speaking at Antioch, May 22, was liberally attended. Mr. Jones, of Woodville, and our next representative, Mr. Carter, of Gold Hill, gave us an interesting talk. Messrs. Alford, Brown and Stewart were present and made a very favorable impression. There were a few ladies and Democrats present.
Medford Mail, May 30, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Foster was the guest of Mrs. Higinbotham last week.
    Elmer Nichols and wife made Medford a business visit last Saturday.
    Frank Roundtree was visiting relatives and friends on Griffin Creek last week.
    Dr. Braden & Graham of the Blackwell Hills are taking out some very rich ore and of a good quality.
    Miss Zella Yokum, of Jacksonville, come down Saturday, to spend a few days as guest of Miss Nina Householder.
    Elmer Nichols has sold his mining property in China Gulch to Mr. Cary, of Gold Hill, who has commenced work on the same.
    Dr. J. Jennings, of Grants Pass, is operating Mr. Miner's mining property on Paddy Hill. This mine will undoubtedly in the future prove to be a good one.
    Capt. Mendenhall of the "Roaring Gimlet" has gone east on a business trip for a couple of weeks. When he returns he intends to commence active operations at the mine that has proved of so much value the last seven years.
Medford Mail, May 30, 1902, page 5


Evans Creek Items.
    It appears that summer has come at last.
    Grandma Laws has been on the sick list.
    Wm. Carter is clearing his ranch this week.
    Dave Bell was a Grants Pass visitor last week.
    Mr. Williams, of Evans Creek, was visiting in Grants Pass last week.
    The candidates for the various offices are making their biannual trips to our creek.
    T. H. B. and H. B. J. Taylor have shut down their shingle mill this week for repairs.
    Ed Thompson, the Wimer merchant, has moved the post office to the front part of his store.
    The Woodville school closed last Friday night by giving a very successful entertainment, which all enjoyed.
    The stockmen have commenced to gather up their cattle and put them on the range on the high hills for summer.
    The dance given last Saturday evening by John and Wm. Owings was a very pleasant affair, although the attendance was small.
Medford Mail, May 30, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. A. C. Chittenden is quite ill at her home near town.
    Mrs. B. Vincent, of Sams Valley, was trading here one day last week.
    W. W. Eddington, of Sams Valley, was in after supplies a few days ago.
    Miss Belle Pankey is at Rock Point visiting her cousin, Mrs. Wm. Downing.
    Frank Morine, one of Table Rock's prominent citizens, was trading here Saturday.
    Mr. Elder, of Lake Creek, was in our city Monday trading with our merchants.
    J. R. Cook, of Eagle Point, attended Decoration Day exercises here Friday.
    Miss Jennie Gaines attended the Decoration Day exercises at Medford Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Clark made friends at Jacksonville a visit the first of the week.
    Gus Morris, who is doing rock work on the Fish Lake Ditch, spent Sunday at home.
    Mrs. E. C. Sherman and children, of Ashland, are spending the week with relatives here.
    Mrs. M. Cunningham and children, of San Francisco, are paying relatives here a visit.
    Mrs. N. P. Thompson, who has been visiting relatives in Sams Valley, arrived home Saturday.
    Mrs. S. A. Wilson left for Seattle the first of the week to visit her daughter, Mrs. I. J. Hanson.
    Miss Mary Jacobs, who has been visiting relatives at Waldo for several weeks, returned home Tuesday.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, preached here last Sunday and baptized Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Thompson.
    Mrs. G. W. Rowland and daughter, Rose, left for Seattle Monday where they go to make their future home.
    Miss Norah Sydow, who has been teaching at Grants Pass the past school year, arrived home on Tuesday's train.
    Ira Love, of Meadows, was in after supplies Monday. He reports that the people of his neighborhood will celebrate on Independence Day. They will have a barbecue, basket dinner and a dance at night.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Lozier and Miss Viola Pheister, of Medford, attended the prohibition lecture here Friday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clark, who are spending the summer in Sams Valley, spent a couple of days at home this week.
    Elder W. L. Skeel, of the Church of God, is holding a protracted meeting here this week and much interest is being taken.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart left Tuesday for Roseburg to attend the ministerial meeting. He will speak on the subject of education.
    W. E. Perkins, who has been visiting relatives in Baker County for several weeks, returned home last week. He reports having had a very pleasant time.
Medford Mail, June 6, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    A. H. Peachey, of Mt. Pitt, was visiting his son, in Eagle Point, last Sunday.
    Wm. Beale and Jack Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, were in Eagle Point Sunday afternoon.
    Quite a number of our citizens went to Central Point Decoration Day to show respect to departed loved ones.
    Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, of Montague, Calif., accompanied by her friend, Mrs. Shock, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown.
    County School Superintendent P. H. Daily passed through here last week for Trail, to settle a dispute over the location of a school house.
    Eli Ellis and son, Henry, went to Ashland last week to attend the decoration ceremonies. The former returned Saturday, while Henry remained until Monday.
    Owing to the prevalence of scarlatina and diphtheria in Central Point and vicinity, our Sunday school decided not to have their picnic at Table Rock on June 5th.
    Last Friday night and Saturday we had a fine rain, which, while it damaged some hay that was down, has made tons of hay and grain, to say nothing of the help to garden stuff.
    Mesdames S. B. Holmes and W. B. Officer opened an ice cream parlor on election day, but the weather was so cold hat they did not succeed so well as they otherwise would, had it been warmer.
    Roy McGee, son of O. P. McGee, came near being killed last week while riding after a cow. The cow became stubborn and wouldn't go and the horse ran against her with full force, knocking the horse down and throwing Roy off. He was unconscious for six hours but is all right now, but the horse has not recovered yet.
    Another evidence of the advantage of advertising in the Medford Mail is found in the fact that last week I mentioned in my items that Rev. J. P. Moomaw had lost his watch. On Sunday it was returned to him by Charles Cingcade, who had seen the item in the paper. With the exception of the crystal being broken the watch was all right.
    Mrs. Frank Tungate and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Baker and Miss Ollie, of Mt. Pitt precinct, stopped here last Saturday on their way home from Medford. They report that the school under the management of Prof. A. H. Peachey is a grand success and that it is growing in size and interest. Miss Ollie has been attending the Medford Academy.
Medford Mail, June 6, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Mrs. Beebe and children, of the Mound district, are visiting friends here.
    J. B. Welch, the sawmill man of the Meadows, blew his whistle Monday and began sawing.
    Mr. Griner and daughter, of the Meadows, called one day last week while en route to Medford.
    Deputy Assessor Whipple is in our midst finishing the assessment work of Table Rock precinct.
    This section was favored with a warm, refreshing rain during the entire day and night of the 31st.
    Tate Edwards and son, of Phoenix, called Monday en route home after a short visit with relatives in this section.
    Browns Bros., of Beagle, were at Central Point Wednesday and returned home with a new farm wagon and harness.
    Decoration Day was quite generally observed in our cemetery by cleaning and decorating the graves with beautiful roses and sweet-scented flowers.
    Mr. Ireland's little son, who has been hovering so long between life and death with pneumonia, is a little improved at this writing, we are truly glad to report.
    Mr. Ireland, a highly respected citizen of this community, died here on May 28th, of asthma and pneumonia. He was buried at Antioch cemetery on the 30th. He leaves a wife and five children besides many friends to mourn his sad and sudden death.
Medford Mail, June 6, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA

    Rev. Julian will preach at this place Sunday, June 8th.
    W. W. Taylor, of Phoenix, was here upon business Monday.
    Fruit, grain and gardens are all in a very promising condition since the late rains.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Aller, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Osborn and will spend the summer at this place.
    In a primary meeting held a few days since, the good people of our community decided to observe our national holiday, the Fourth of July, with an appropriate celebration. All are cordially invited to join us in having a good time.
Medford Mail, June 6, 1902, page 5


Evans Creek Items.
    The June showers are with us.
    D. Ball was in Wimer last week.
    There is a little placer mining in this locality yet.
    Decoration Day was well observed at Woodville Friday.
    John Pitman was at Grants Pass last week upon business.
    C. Trefren, of Merlin, was on the creek the first of the week.
    John Owings was the guest of Tilden Patton last Saturday.
    Mrs. Williams and her son were in Wimer the last of the week.
    Mrs. Steinmetz, who has been very ill for some time, is no better.
    Josh Neathammer passed through Wimer Friday en route to Woodville.
    Farmers and fruit growers are all rejoicing over the good prospect of [a] large crop of fruit and grain.
    We are sorry to learn of the sad news of the death of Mrs. C. Warne, of Wards Creek. Mrs. Warne leaves many friends to mourn her loss.
    Numerous improvements are assured. Many new residences and fences will give this locality a more prosperous and inviting appearance.
Medford Mail, June 6, 1902, page 5


Woodville Items.
    Fred Witt is on the sick list this week.
    F. N. and G. W. Lance were visiting here Tuesday.
    A. Caley and B. F. Carter made a business trip to Grants Pass Tuesday.
    Misses Lola Parmenter and Linnie Stevens, who have been visiting here for the past week, returned to Grants Pass Saturday.
    Mrs. Nellis Witt visited her father, B. R. Moore, Monday. She was accompanied home by her sister Carrie.
    Mrs. Blanch Witt, who has been visiting her sisters Mesdames Chas. Hatch, Fred Witt and Chas. Smith for some time, returned home recently.
    Misses Hattie Van Order and Addie and Mary Jones visited Medford and Jacksonville friends and relatives several days last week
.    There was a pleasant party given Lee Cox as he leaves soon for Leland. Music and games were indulged in until 10 o'clock, when luncheon was served. At a late hour all departed well pleased with the evening's enjoyment. About twenty-five were present.

Medford Mail, June 6, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Miss Martin, of Evans Creek, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Miss May Ditsworth, of Leeds, visited relatives and friends here last week.
    Mrs. J. C. Pendleton, of Table Rock, spent a day with friends here last week.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, preached at the Baptist Church last Sunday.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Ross went to Ashland Thursday for a few days' visit with relatives.
    S. M. Nealon and T. H. Brown, of Sams Valley, were in after supplies Saturday.
    Dr. J. Hinkle, who has been very ill for the past two months, is able to be out again.
    Mrs. E. J. Nichols, of Table Rock, was trading with our merchants Wednesday.
    B. Patrick commenced sprinkling our streets this week, which is a great improvement.
    Joseph Geppert, one of Big Butte's prominent citizens, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    I. J. Carson left for Hazelton, Calif., Wednesday, to do carpenter work for the Hilt Sugar Pine Company.
    Miss Tuttle, who is teaching the summer term of school at Trail Creek, spent a day in town this week.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart returned last week from Roseburg, where he was in attendance at the ministerial conference.
    Mrs. Minnie Cunningham, of San Francisco, who has been visiting here for some time, returned to her home a few days ago.
    The ladies of the W.R.C. will give an ice cream and strawberry social at the G.A.R. hall on Friday evening, June 13th. All are cordially invited.
Medford Mail, June 13, 1902, page 3


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    The haying season opened this week.
    Miss Florence Reynolds, who is teaching our school, visited her parents in Medford Saturday.
    Rev. Kinney will hold services here next Sunday at 11 a.m. Sabbath school will also be held in the afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nichols called Tuesday while on their way to Big Sticky to visit their daughter, Mrs. Marsh Garret.
    Mrs. H. A. Meyer, of Salt Creek, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Klingle, also Mrs. August Meyer, visited friends in town Sunday.
    David Reid, of Yreka, accompanied by his daughter Etta, spent Tuesday night in town while on their way to visit Etta's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fredenburg, of Big Butte.
Medford Mail, June 13, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Annual school meeting Monday, June 16th.
    Rev. Julian will preach in Eagle Point Sunday, June 12th, at 11 a.m.
    John Williscroft and Mr. Morton have returned from a trip to the coast.
    Large quantities of posts and shakes are being hauled out of the mountains now.
    Haying is in full blast, and the late rain has secured to us an abundant harvest this season.
    Dr. and Mrs. Officer, Mesdames Guerin, Van Scoy and Shock and Wm. Brown went to Central Point, Jacksonville and Medford last Saturday.
    Mrs. Shock, of Yreka, and Mrs. Paul Van Scoy went to Medford Monday to remain a few days with friends, after which they will go to their respective homes.
    J. B. Gartin, a druggist from Danbury, Nebraska, arrived here last Saturday and was the guest of J. P. Moomaw. He and his father went to Ashland Monday, where the young man has secured a position in a drug store.
    J. J. Fryer has put a hydraulic ram on his place and has seven taps altogether, five in the yard and two in the house. If this proves a success, as it is expected it will, several of the residents among Little Butte will put them in.
    Last Tuesday Clayborn and Walter Williams, of Oregon City, stopped at the Sunnyside Hotel. While here they visited the county seat and the Sterling mines in company with your Eagle Point correspondent. They left the first of this week for Derby to visit relatives.
    Last Thursday your correspondent in company with the Williams boys went to the Sterling mine, on Applegate, to take in the sights. We found the genial proprietor, Capt. Ankeny, superintending the work, and he showed us the different things of interest about the mine. He is running a full force of men, night and day, twenty-four in all.
    Last Thursday the family of merchant George Brown had a family reunion. This was the first time the whole family had been together for fourteen years, the occasion being the celebration of Mr. Brown's sixty-ninth birthday. The following members and the children of their respective families were present: Mrs. Sarah Guerin, of Victoria, B.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holmes, of Central Point; Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Officer, of Eagle Point; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton, of Central Point, and Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, of Montague, Calif. Mr. Van Scoy was unable to be present, but his place was filled by their friend, Mrs. Charlotte Shock. It was an occasion long to be remembered by the family, and their many friends wish many happy returns of a like occasion.
    Our Sunday school went to Rogue River last Sunday for a picnic, and we venture to say that everyone present had one of the best times of their life. There were about forty present, and when all were seated around the table for dinner it was one of the jolliest crowds ever assembled. The table was loaded with all the delicacies that the land affords, and each housewife seemed to have tried to outdo the other in the preparation of her lunch. After dinner there were recitations by the children and Prof. Jonas recited the poem, "The Little Graves by the Willows," after which Rev. J. P. Moomaw and A. C. Howlett gave short addresses. Late in the evening all returned to their homes with a hope that they might attend another Sunday school picnic soon. Before returning Prof. Jonas took a picture of the entire company and one of the children standing on the banks of the river.
Medford Mail, June 13, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham were Gold Hill visitors Sunday.
    Dave Marden, the sage of Kanes Creek, was a Sunday visitor in Gold Hill.
    Mrs. Foster and children were making friends in Gold Hill last week.
    Mrs. Birdsey has moved back to the ranch, after a two weeks' stay in Gold Hill.
    Mr. Roundtree and family expect to leave soon for their old home in Washington.
    Dr. Jennings, of Grants Pass, is still having development work done on the Paddy Hill mine.
    Frank Roundtree, who has a contract for building a barn near Medford, spent Sunday with home folks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Taylor and daughter, of Galls Creek, were the guests of Robert Swinden and family Sunday.
    Master Eddie Miner, of San Francisco, came up Saturday to spend the summer with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miner.
    Wm. Higinbotham, who has been visiting relatives here for the past week, left on Thursday, where he will do carpentering work.
    Mr. Nutt, who purchased the lease of Mr. Roundtree on the Braden farm, has commenced haying. He will have an immense crop.
Medford Mail, June 13, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Miss Clara Love is visiting her parents in the Meadows.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Priddy, of Medford, spent Sunday here.
    Mrs. W. C. Leever spent last week with relatives at Ashland
    Mrs. M. M. Cooksey is visiting relatives in Sams Valley this week
    Hon. S. M. Nealon and daughter, May, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Mrs. Frank Mee, of Hazelton, Calif., was visiting friends here last week.
    J. C. Pendleton took Monday's train for the northern part of the state.
    Mr. and Mrs. James, late of Colorado, have become residents of our town.
    Mrs. I. J. Purkeypile made relatives at Gold Hill a visit the first of the week.
    Messrs. Stricklin and Pankey are supplying this market with fish of a very fine quality
    Miss Mamie Rippey closed a very successful term of school in the Dewey district last week.
    D. W. Beebe shipped three carloads of hay to the Hilt Sugar Pine Co. at Coles, Calif., this week.
    The friends of Mrs. L. C. Bolle, of Wellen, will be sorry to hear she is lying very low with internal cancer.
    Mr. Ferris has just finished painting the post office building, which has greatly improved its appearance.
    H. A. Perkins and sons, of Tolo, are having some repairing done on their hay baler, preparatory for the season's work.
    The ice cream social last Friday night given by the Women's Relief Corps was a great success both socially and financially.
    W. M. Bethers and family left for Merlin Monday to spend the summer in order that Mr. Bethers may work in a sawmill there.
    The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Byrum, of Table Rock precinct, died Monday, and the remains were brought here for burial Tuesday.
    Mrs. Howard and children, of Arbuckle, Calif., arrived here last week and will spend the summer with her brothers, the Hamrick boys.
Medford Mail, June 20, 1902, page 3


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Fred Armpriest was trading in Medford last week.
    Cool weather and crops growing nicely at this writing.
    Floyd Pearce and family are expected home from Idaho soon.
    Evan Pearce is working for Miles Cantrall, on the Devlin farm.
    A brother of Mark Winningham is here from Douglas County on a visit.
    James Davies visited the hydraulic mine on Jump-off Joe Creek recently.
    James Armpriest has for sale some good cows, with young calves, for $35 and\up.
    W. H. Bostwick, our road supervisor, has been doing some excellent work on the roads lately.
    Rev. Hoxie, of Williams, Josephine County, preached at the school house here last Sunday.
    There will be Sunday school at the usual hour next Sunday. All are cordially invited to attend.
    The Oregon Belle mine is running a force of men day and night and is milling a large amount of ore.
    Mrs. Jennie Elliott, of Central Point, Mrs. J. D. Pearce and Miss Grace Pearce were visiting Mrs. Armpriest last Sunday.
    We understand that A. W. Sturgis has laid bare more bedrock than he will be able to clean up during the entire summer.
    Wm. Bostwick and Ed Smith, who are operating the Vickroy mine, report that it will take them another month to clean up. They have a large amount of gold in sight.
    As a farming and fruit-growing district Forest Creek is in the front rank. Wm. Bostwick has barley that is falling down, while James Armpriest's fruit will have to be thinned one-half on account of the excessive growth.
Medford Mail, June 20, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Mr. Sanborn is quite ill at this writing.
    Mrs. J. M. Whipple is visiting relatives in Salem.
    Rev. A. Brown made a trip to Grants Pass last week.
    Haying has commenced here, and all the farmers are busy.
    Lumber hauling from the Evans Creek sawmill will commence this week.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and daughter made a business trip to Grants Pass Tuesday.
    Mrs. Clara Birdsey and grandson, George, visited at the home of W. V. Jones Sunday.
    Chas. Smith has moved his family to Grants Pass, where he is employed in the Dry Diggings.
    Willie Hutchinson, a former resident of this place, is here from California to spend the summer.
    Six teams were engaged Tuesday in hauling lumber for our new church, and work on the building will soon begin.
    Mrs. Hays, wife of Rev. Hays, of Grants Pass, was here Sunday and gave us a very interesting talk on missions, after the Sunday school had closed.
    Mesdames Whipple and Wilcox gave a strawberry and ice cream social at the Wilcox hall Friday evening. The proceeds will be used in building the new church.
Medford Mail, June 20, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Attorney J. L. Hammersley is in Portland upon legal business.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carter returned from Salem Monday.
    Fred Bolt returned from Applegate Sunday to spend a few days with home folks.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg and Miss Florence Bolt visited Jacksonville friends Wednesday.
    H. D. Reed, Jeff Haufman and S. McClendon recently located homesteads in the Elk Creek district.
   Dr. W. P. Chisholm and A. E. Kellogg spent last week in the upper Evans Creek country. Each located a homestead on the north fork of Evans Creek, while on the trip.
    Your correspondent is informed that Oris Crawford, of this place, and late candidate for county recorder on the Democratic ticket, is to be Sheriff Joseph Rader's chief deputy.
Medford Mail, June 20, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Fred Laws made a business trip to Medford last Monday.
    W. R. Potter went up to the Elk Creek mines a few days ago.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Appel made a trip to Medford last week.
    Deputy Assessor Whipple was here last week upon business.
    Mesdames W. B. Officer and S. B. Holmes visited Medford last Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Binns, of Medford, were the guests of Mrs. O. P. McGee last Sunday.
    Rev. N. S. Hollcroft, of Medford, will preach here on Sunday, June 29th, at 11 a.m.
    Mrs. Lou Ebersole is spending the week with Mrs. John Ashpole, who is ill with nervous prostration.
    Mr. Clark, who has been running the grader on the Fish Lake Ditch, has moved his family to Colfax, Washington.
    Mrs. O. Simpkins, of Woodville, was visiting her mother, Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn, and other relatives in Eagle Point last week.
    O. P. McGee went to Applegate last Sunday to meet his sister, Miss Mattie, and two of his children, the latter returning home with him.
    Several of our citizens went to Jacksonville last Sunday to witness the game of ball played by the Ashland and Jacksonville teams.
    Harvey Richardson, of Trail, was interviewing our business men last Monday, and arranging a deal for a piece of real estate in his part of the country.
    Mrs. George Brown went to Central Point last Sunday to visit her daughters, Mrs. W. M. Holmes and Mrs. Sarah Guerin. She was accompanied by Mrs. S. B. Holmes.
    Mrs. W. B. Officer went to Central Point last Monday to visit her sisters, Mesdames Holmes and Guerin. Mrs. G. started for her home in British Columbia Tuesday.
    Mr. Morton and family have gone on an outing to the Big Butte country. Just after they started one of the little girls fell out of the wagon, and one wheel passed over her. They stopped over for a day, but the child did not appear to be injured so they went on their way.
    Dr. W. B. Officer has procured a bottle of mineral water from the springs on Elk Creek and sent it to the Smithsonian Institute to be analyzed. It is the opinion of those who have used the water from the spring that there are fine medical properties in it. When the returns are received the Mail will get the result.
    Dr. W. B. Officer met with quite a severe accident one day last week. He was riding a bicycle when he collided with a dog and was thrown over an embankment. One arm was badly sprained and he was considerably bruised, but at last accounts he was able to attend to business.
    The annual school meeting, held on Monday, June 16th, was not very largely attended, owing to the busy season. Mrs. A. C. Howlett was elected director, and J. A. Jonas was reelected clerk. It was decided to have the directors fence that part of the school grounds lying between the county road and the alley.
Medford Mail, June 20, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts is on the sick list this week.
    Mr. Miner was a business visitor in Gold Hill Thursday.
    Mrs. Higinbotham was visiting Mrs. Roundtree recently.
    Geo. Higinbotham, of Medford, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Mrs. Stover was the guest of Mrs. Katie Nutt last Wednesday.
    Mr. Miner, son of E. E. Miner, is here from San Francisco for a few weeks' visit.
    Mrs. Floy Chandler and son left old Monday's train for Chico, Calif., to spend the summer with her parents.
    Mrs. Rowland and daughter, Rosie, have gone to Washington to remain. Their many friends here are sorry to lose them.
    Mr. Mendenhall has returned after an absence of six weeks. He will resume operations in his famous Gimlet mine.
    Miss Ethel Brown, accompanied by Mrs. H. Bean, returned home from California last week after a three months' stay.
    Mr. and Mrs. Vincent, of Gold Hill, came up Thursday to take charge of Dr. Ray's cook house at the old Braden mine.
Medford Mail, June 20, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn spent Sunday of last week at "The Oaks."
    John Williams has had a force of men putting up hay and hauling direct to Central Point.
    Mr. and Mrs. Horace Venable, of Ruch, made a flying trip to Table Rock on Tuesday of last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pool, of Eagle Point, were visiting with the family of W. R. Byrum Saturday and Sunday.
    At the school meeting on June 16th C. A. Dickison was reelected director and S. M. Nealon was reelected clerk.
    Mrs. Porter and Miss May Nealon took a trip to Mr. Martin's place at Rock Point a few days ago to visit Miss Margaret Porter, who is teaching there.
    Mr. Von der Hellen, accompanied by attorney Hazen, of Portland, passed through here Saturday and made a short stop at assessor Pendleton's.
    Richard Jennings returned from the mines Friday and found no trouble in getting another job, as men are scarce and work more than plentiful.
    Mrs. Law, of Willow Springs, who has been visiting her daughter here, returned home Thursday accompanied by Miss May Nealon, who came back the same evening.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Byrum, on June 16th, a son, who only lived a few hours.
"Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade,
    Death timely came with friendly care,
The opening bud to Heaven conveyed,
    And bade it bloom forever there."
    Care should be exercised about matches and fires these days. Mr. Byrum was burning trash last week and supposed the fire was all out, but the next afternoon he was surprised to see a good-sized blaze only four or five feet from a stack of hay he was putting up, and only prompt action saved the stack.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, June 27, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox made a business trip to Gold Hill this week.
    Mrs. C. B. Williams, of Grants Pass, visited her father, E. Stevens, Friday and Saturday.
    Ada and Howard Ketchner, of Foots Creek, were visiting old-time friends here this week.
    George Smidden and family moved to the dry diggings Sunday, where Mr. S. has employment for the summer.
    R. M. C. Brown, of Merrill, Klamath County, has been visiting his father here, who is in poor health this summer.
    Mark Munson's father and sister, of Roseburg, arrived here Tuesday en route to Bybee Springs to spend a month or two.
    Miss Linnie Stevens returned Saturday evening from Kerby, where she has been visiting Miss Abbie Griffin. She was accompanied home by Miss Lola Parmenter.
    The medicine prepared by Dr. Bohanan was effectual in removing the cancer from S. K. Sanborn's tongue. His tongue had become so badly infected, however, that the whole tongue has come out.
Medford Mail, June 27, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    C. A. Neustrom spent a day in our city last week.
    There is being an enormous amount of hay shipped from here this season.
    C. C. Gilchrist, of Table Rock precinct, was in town last week after supplies.
    Mrs. A. L. Harvey, of Gold Hill, attended the funeral of Mr. Magruder on Monday.
    S. S. Aiken, Prospect's enterprising merchant, spent a couple of days here last week.
    The baseball boys will give an ice cream social Friday evening. Everybody is invited.
    Kearney & Sims have been repairing the hotel the past week, and are offering it for rent.
    Mrs. Isaac Kent left for Wellen last week to care for Mrs. L. C. Bolle, who is seriously ill.
    Mrs. Hathaway, of Josephine County, is paying her son, S. F. Hathaway, of this vicinity, a visit.
    E. L. Farra and family left for upper Rogue River last week to take charge of the Dean farm for a term of years.
    S. W. McClendon and Willis Hayes, of Gold Hill, attended the funeral of the late C. Magruder Monday.
    Charles Jeffries and family, late of Olympia, Wash., have located in our town. Mr. Jeffries is a son of our townsman Geo. Jeffries.
    William McDonald, of Ashland, who has been employed as a brakeman on the Southern Pacific, the past year spent a couple of days here this week.
    Samuel Forsee, Thomas R. Marks and Samuel W. Moore, prominent Kansas City attorneys, were in this city the first of the week taking testimony in the land suit of G. W. Priddy vs. H. S. Boise.   
Medford Mail, June 27, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. Morton and family have gone to the hills for an outing.
    Wm. Perry, of Big Butte, came out last Friday on business.
    The farmers are all rushing their work to get their hay in while it is dry.
    Geo. Brown & Sons are shipping another carload of shakes to Yreka, Calif.
    Merchant A. J. Daley made a business trip to the county seat last week.
    R. G. Brown has tendered his resignation as school director in our district.
    E. Ellis and son and Dr. Officer went to Medford last Monday on business.
    Mrs. Appel went to Medford last Tuesday to visit friends and remained until Saturday.
    A large quantity of shakes and posts are being hauled in by the citizens of the mountain districts.
    Wm. Muller, of Los Angeles, son of Max Muller, of Jacksonville, was here several days last week on business.
    Mesdames W. B. Officer and S. B. Holmes have opened an ice cream parlor here and are doing a good business.
    Mrs. Nelson Nye, Miss Elsie Nye and Chauncey Florey came down from Prospect last Friday to visit at the home of A. J. Florey.
    Chas. DeCarlow and son came down from their mountain home on Elk Creek last week. They were accompanied by Mr. DeCarlow's brother-in-law, Frank Ashby, of Scotts Valley, California, who has been spending a few weeks with them and was on his way home.
    Mrs. A. H. Peachey and three children came down from their mountain home in Mt. Pitt precinct last week to visit friends and get supplies.
    Floyd Pearce and family arrived here last week from Idaho, where Mr. Pearce has been engaged in mining, and are visiting with Mrs. P.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer. They report prices very high in the provision line and the snow so deep in the winter that it is almost impossible to get around. They seem to think there is no place like Jackson County, Oregon.
    There is some talk of considerable real estate changing hands in this section, and the prospects are now good for this part of the county to come to the front. Every day strangers are here looking at our town, inquiring about the educational advantages, social privileges, etc., and with the present prospect for water the Sunnyside of Eagle Point is attracting considerable attention. With a ditch on the hillside the entire flat could have an unlimited supply of water, and by the creek running through the Butte Creek Valley water could be raised by the use of hydraulic rams to irrigate hundreds of acres of land.
Medford Mail, June 27, 1902, page 5


Kubli Notes.
    K. J. Kubli's new general store building is just about completed and presents a very neat appearance, everything being arranged both tastily and convenient.
    The school board met on Monday, June 16th, and transacted the usual business and also held the regular school election. Geo. W. Meek was reelected trustee for three years and C. C. Burkhalter was elected clerk.
    Miss Nettie Lewis, of Jacksonville, who has been teaching the Kubli joint district school, closed a very successful term on Friday last. Proof of Miss Lewis' success and popularity is fully attested by her scholars, who are unanimous in their regrets at the school closing, something very unusual in a primary school class, as they are usually anxious to get [away] from the studies and school. The attendance, during the term, has been excellent, only three or four pupils failing to get diplomas for prompt and regular attendance, and these were prevented by sickness. The examinations were very satisfactory. The closing exercises, on Friday, proved very interesting and reflected great credit on both teacher and pupils; in the evening a very pleasant social dance was held in Kubli hall, the proceeds of which were for the school fund. Some twenty-five numbers were sold, netting a nice little sum. At midnight a fine oyster supper was served by Mrs. K. J. Kubli, to which everyone present did ample justice, after which they all made merry until after daylight. Even the old bachelors, who might be seen shambling around with faces as long as four rainy days in February, and wishing they were young and in the swim again. All joined in the handshakes and goodbyes and voting the whole proceeding one of Kubli's most successful and pleasant social functions.
J.A.Y.
Medford Mail, June 27, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham were Gold Hill visitors last Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stover were in Central Point and Medford last Saturday.
    Mr. Knotts, accompanied by Mrs. Perry Knotts, visited at Willow Springs last Sunday.
    The annual school meeting was held last Monday and Mrs. Brown was elected clerk and Mr. Nutt director.
    The Dardanelles and Gold Hill schools combined and had a picnic near town and everybody had a very enjoyable time.
    Misses Nora and May Gale, who have been attending the Medford public school this winter, are home on a visit to their mother, Mrs. E. Rhoten.
    Mr. Roundtree and family have moved on a farm near Central Point. Their many friends here regret their departure from this neighborhood.
    Mr. Davis, of Washington, who has been looking over this section with a view to locating, left for his home last week. He was very favorably impressed with this part of Oregon.
    The Dardanelles school closed last Thursday with appropriate exercises. Much credit is due the teacher, Miss Flo McNeil, who has given satisfaction to both pupils and parents.
    The warm weather of the past two weeks has been quite the proper thing for hay making, and everyone out this way have their hay all cut and shocked. The crop in this vicinity is remarkably good.
Medford Mail, June 27, 1902, page 5


Asbestos Happenings.
    This section is having a boom.
    S. D. Biden made a business trip to Medford a few days since.
    The Southern Pacific Company has a force of men prospecting the coal deposits in this vicinity, under the direction of J. Owen.
    Mr.and Mrs. Frank Davis and Miss Sackett, of Medford, are domiciled at the "Mountain Home" ranch for a stay of a few weeks.
    Some excitement was caused last Saturday by reason of the mail carrier losing the sack containing the Asbestos mail. It was finally found near Henry Griner's place.
    A Fourth of July picnic will be held at Spikenard. Fine grounds have been prepared on Morrison Creek, and no pains will be spared to make the celebration a success. A first-class program is being arranged for the occasion.
X.Q.
Medford Mail, June 27, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mr. Briscoe, of Trail Creek, was in after supplies Tuesday.
    Miss Maude Pernoll, of Applegate, was visiting friends here last week.
    W. W. Edington, of Sams Valley, was in after supplies one day last week.
    J. S. March is supplying this market with vegetables of first-class quality.
    J. W. Merritt went to Gold Hill Tuesday to look after his business interests there.
    Charlie Anderson, of Foots Creek, was trading with our merchants last Thursday.
    Mr. Gungey, of Gold Hill, has taken a position as clerk in J. W. Merritt's store.
    Carl Geppert, of Big Butte, brought down a load of stock hogs for O. Bursell last Saturday.
    Miss Nellie Herriott, of Applegate, was here last week on a visit to her brother, Thos. Herriott.
    Mrs. B. Vincent and Mrs. C. A. Pankey, of Sams Valley, were trading with our merchants the first of the week.
    B. F. Peart, who has been doing blacksmithing for the Fish Lake Ditch Company, came in after supplies this week.
    Miss Lelah Williams left last Friday for Josephine County, where she will spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Fred Roper.
    Mr. Swanson, who has been employed as a blacksmith by the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., at Coles, Calif., for several weeks, came over Tuesday to spend the Fourth here.
    Thomas Evans and Miss Augusta Nussbaum were quietly married at the home of A. S. Jacobs, Justice of the Peace, on Monday of this week. They left the same day for Elk Creek, where they will make their home.
Medford Mail, July 4, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Mrs. Martin and little daughter, of Foots Creek, spent Sunday with Table Rock friends.
    Some binding has already been done in this neighborhood, and many acres are whitening for the sickle. A heavy crop.
    Everyone is preparing to celebrate the Fourth in some way, and Jacksonville seems to be the prospective point for most people.
    B. R. Porter has a force of men spraying his orchard and will soon begin thinning, as there is far more fruit than the limbs can support.
    The Misses Myrtle and Margaret Porter close their respective schools this week and will be with us once more, at which we all rejoice. Miss Margaret's school is to close with a picnic, and several from here are talking of attending.
    July first the Table Rock mail began coming around by Agate instead of Gold Hill and Sams Valley, which will be a great improvement in many ways. We understand that "Uncle" Jack Montgomery will carry the mail, though the contract was let to Harvey Richardson.
    C. A. Dickison came slipping in on his family and friends last Tuesday, some time before he was expected. He reports having a glorious time and found many changes in his old home. But the heat was too much for him and he pulled out before it prostrated him completely. Says this coast is the place for him, and that he would not take the East as a gift and live there five years.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, July 4, 1902, page 3


    Frank M. Manning, postmaster of Leeds, this county, has been arrested for killing deer for their skins, by State Game Warden Quimby. A deputy warden impersonated a timber land hunter and dropped in upon Manning, who had been suspected by the authorities for some time. The deputy found in his possession fifty-one deer skins. Manning admitted his guilt and wanted to go into court and plead guilty and pay his fine. The warden will probably take the case to the circuit court; justice courts in deer-skin cases are not wholly satisfactory. The fine is $25 for each skin. In Manning's case the sum total at this rate would be $1025. It is alleged that Manning tanned the skins and sent them to market by mail.
Medford Mail, July 4, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Eli Ellis made a business trip to Ashland last Saturday, returning on Sunday.
    Mesdames W. B. Officer and J. F. Brown were Medford visitors one day last week.
    Carl Ringer commenced carrying the mail from Eagle Point to Climax on July 1st.
    There are some changes in real estate taking place here, but the deals are not yet perfected.
    Mrs. George Heckathorn was a pleasant visitor at the Sunnyside Hotel on Thursday of last week.
    John R. Cook has been appointed school director to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of R. G. Brown.
    Harvey Inlow, of Trail, was doing business with A. J. Daley, one of Eagle Point's leading merchants, a few days ago.
    Our farmers are busy putting up their hay and getting ready to care for their crop of grain, which from present appearances will be immense.
    Wm. Lewis, son of Frank Lewis, fell into Little Butte Creek, near Brownsboro, last Sunday. He was rescued by Jerry Heckathorn and H. L. Appel.
    John R. Cook, our newly elected justice of the peace, has opened up a real estate office in Eagle Point. He made a trip to Medford Saturday, returning by way of Central Point.
    Emanuel Pool was down from his home in Mt. Pitt precinct last Thursday. He reports that he and Wm. Beale recently had quite an encounter with an old bear and two cubs. Mr. Beale killed the old bear, and then came the tug of war for the cubs, which were in a hollow tree. They tried for a long time to capture them alive, but did not succeed, so Mr. Beale killed both of them.
    Wm. Beale and Magnus Hall came out from Mt. Pitt last Friday with five thousand shakes for Geo. Brown & Sons. Ira Tungate also brought out two thousand, which he took to Medford. Mr. Tungate was accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Emma Baker, and her two boys.
    Jeff Bell, of Talent, came out last Saturday to visit his brother, James, and family, at Brownsboro. He was accompanied by Rev. Hollcroft, of Medford, who came over to Eagle Point Sunday and preached for us both morning and evening. In the evening he preached to the young people, on "The Possibilities of Life." Arrangements have been partially made for him to come again on the fourth Sunday in July and deliver another discourse on the same subject.
Medford Mail, July 4, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Marion Hodges, of Sams Valley, was in town Tuesday.
    John Miller, of Trail Creek, was in after supplies Tuesday.
    Mrs. W. H. Beal spent several days last week with relatives at Glendale.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    About forty of our young people attended the celebration at Grants Pass on the Fourth.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Perkins spent a day with relatives at Tolo the first of the week.
    Saml. McClendon, one of Gold Hill's prominent business men, spent a day here last week.
    Quite a number of our citizens will attend the Chautauqua, which is now in session at Ashland.
    W. H. Patrick and family, who have been camping at Crescent City for some time, returned home this week.
    Draper Walch, of Wellen, was in town Sunday. He reported that Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bolle are both very ill.
    Gus Morris, who has been employed on the Fish Lake Ditch the past year, spent several days at home last week.
    Warren Mee and family, of Coles, Calif., accompanied by Miss Mary A. Mee, visited relatives on Applegate last week.
    John Kearney, J. S. Sims, J. W. Jacobs and H. H. Rippey left Tuesday for Coles, Calif., to enter the employ of the Hilt Sugar Pine co.
    E. L. Olwell, who is now one of the leading merchants of Davenport, Wash., is visiting the home folks. He will return to Washington the last of the week.
    E. L. Moore, Mr. Swanson, I. J. Carson and W. S. Eachus, who are employed by the Hilt Sugar Pine Company, of Coles, Calif., spent the Fourth with friends here.
    C. E. McCleary, who has charge of Dr. J. Hinkle's North Star mine, on Sardine Creek, spent Monday in town. He will put up a quartz mill on the property at once, as he has ore already on the dump sufficient for a several weeks' run.
    Thos. Cingcade and Miss Lottie Pankey, two young people of our city, who are well and favorably known, were married in Medford on July 4th, by Rev. W. B. Moore. Their many friends here wish the happy young couple a long and successful journey through life.
Medford Mail, July 11, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Lee Cox was home from Leland last week.
    Born--July 5, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Scott, a son.
    Roy Stevens is here spending a few days with home folks.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and son, Walter, made a business trip to Grants Pass Monday.
    Phil. Simpkins and family, of Central Point, were here last week visiting relatives.
    Walter Van Order, who is with the railroad painting crew, spent last week here with home folks.
    Rev. Dr. Holt will occupy the pulpit here Sunday. All who can should take the opportunity to hear him.
    Mrs. Parker, of Grants Pass, who has been the guest of Mrs. Benj. Lowell for some time, returned to her home last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Litzenburg and children, of Wolf Creek, spent several days here last week at the home of Wm. Laws.
    Master David Jones delivered goods to Bybee Springs Tuesday, a distance of eighteen miles. Dave is a thorough business lad.
    Mrs. B. Randall and daughter and Mrs. J. M. Whipple and daughter have returned home from Salem where they have been visiting for some time.
    Rev. A. Brown went to Jacksonville last week for the purpose of filing on a homestead near here. He remained several days in Medford visiting friends.
    We are glad to say that W. V. Jones is again able to be around, after having suffered about two weeks with a sprained ankle. Dr. Kremer, of Grants Pass, has been in attendance.
    Miss Bertha Cox, who has been visiting her uncle at Selma, returned home last week, accompanied by her cousin, John Cox. They remained until Sunday and then returned to spend the summer. Miss Bertha will be missed by her many friends.
    A pleasant evening was spent at the home of W. V. Jones last Monday, the occasion being in honor of Miss Hattie Van Order's seventeenth birthday. An oyster supper and other delicious refreshments were served. Miss Hattie was the recipient of many nice presents and all wished her many happy returns of the day. Those present were J. E. Cox and family, G. W. Owings and family, W. V. Jones and family.
Medford Mail, July 11, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    W. R. Potter and family spent the Fourth with relatives in Ashland.
    Miss Hattie Howlett was visiting at A. H. Peachey's, in Mt. Pitt precinct, last week.
    Frank Manning, of Leeds, passed through town last Monday morning on his way home from the county seat.
    Rev. A. P. Gillette and Mr. Epperson, of Jacksonville, came out last Saturday and Rev. Gillette preached for us Sunday.
    Ira Tungate came out from Big Butte last Saturday morning. He reported that a fine time was had at the dance at Mr. Geppert's.
    Prof. Bish, Prof. Robt. Jonas, James Ringer and son, Chalmer, and Donnie McGee were the guests of A. H. Peachey, of Mt. Pitt precinct, over the Fourth.
    Chas. Hayes, who has worked for T. E. Nichols for the past two years, has severed his connection with him and will go to Ft. Klamath to spend the summer.
    While at Brownsboro on the Fourth, Cephas Moomaw, Charles Hayes and J. E. Hart each had a bridle taken, which they would like very much to have returned.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Smith, of Yankee Creek, were pleasant callers at our home one day last week. While in town they made some changes in their real estate affairs.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw was called last Monday to Mr. Rummel's, on Antelope Creek, to attend to church matters in company with Rev. Hoxie and others of the German Baptist Church.
    During the festivities at Brownsboro on the Fourth, while running a horse race, a colt ran in front of a horse that Joe Moomaw was riding and they collided. Joe saw the situation and sprang off, alighting on his feet and escaping injury.
    At the meeting of the Young People's Society last Sunday evening the following officers were elected: Robt. Jonas, president; Donnie McGee, vice president; Floy Florey, secretary; Mrs. Lou Ebersole, chairman of committee on program; Mrs. W. B. Officer, vice chairman of committee; Stella McGee, organist.
    In spite of the rain on Wednesday and Thursday of last week our people scattered out and celebrated the Fourth in grand style. James Baker and Fred Law conducted a stand on Big Butte, and Messrs. Appel and Heckathorn had a stand at Brownsboro, where they served ice cream and soda and other refreshments. Quite a number of our citizens went to Jacksonville and spent the day.
Medford Mail, July 11, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. Nutt and family spent the Fourth in Grants Pass.
    Mr. Roland and Norris Johnson are assisting Mr. Nutt in haying this week.
    Miss Mae Noe will leave soon for Roseburg to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Frank Ladd.
    Mrs. Birdsey is staying in Gold Hill this week, assisting in the work at John McClendon's hotel.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Taylor, of Galls Creek, spent the Fourth in Ashland with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Russell.
    Elmer Higinbotham is working for Dr. Ray at the Braden mine. Quite a force of men are now engaged at work in the mine.
    The rain of the past few days did some damage to hay that was in the field, but if the weather permits it will be all right to haul in a few days.
    Mrs. Robert Swinden was elected school clerk in this district instead of Mrs. Brown, as was reported in last week's items. Mrs. Brown's time had just expired.
    Mr. Knotts and son, John, left last week for Pendleton, Oregon, where they will locate. They will be greatly missed in this neighborhood, where they have lived for the past twenty-three years.
Medford Mail, July 11, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    All grain here is better filled on high land than ever known before.
    Mrs. J. G. Martin is much improved in health since making her trip to the Spokane country.
    Mr. Moore and wife, of Sisson, Calif., are making Mrs. Moore's sister, Mrs. John Rodgers, and friends here a brief visit.
    Orth Bros. were in our midst one day last week looking for beef cattle for their shop in Jacksonville. They report them scarce.
    J. R. R. Rowe, postmaster at Sams Valley, was buried in Sams Valley Cemetery, July fifth, under the auspices of the Gold Hill G.A.R. post, of which he was a member.
    Three-fourths of the hay crop in this section was put in the barns before the rain reached us, and the little damage to hay has no comparison to the vast amount of benefit the gardens, corn and sugar cane received.
    At the recent school election the Antioch district elected the following officers: T. C. Brown, Jesse Richardson and G. W. Stacy directors, and A. D. Houston clerk. The district called a special meeting and levied a five-mill tax to rebuild and furnish the present school house.
    The M.E. Church, South, held their quarterly meeting at Antioch school house. The presiding elder, Rev. Fitch, and Rev. Darby, of Medford, were in attendance. Quite a number of visiting members from Trail, Long Branch and other places were present. The next meeting will be held on Trail Creek in September.
Medford Mail, July 11, 1902, page 5


Talent News Items.
    C. W. Sherman is over from Dairy, Klamath County.
    S. Carlile and E. Brooks, of Talent, are prospecting on Sardine Creek.
    Mr. Inman, who has been at work at Pokegama for the year, came home last week for a short visit.
    A. J. Wilcox, F. D. Netherland, Jay Tyrrell and John Crosby are over on Grouse Creek, California, at work.
    Miss Anna Jeffrey has sold her place in Talent to Miss Mary S. Dunham, consideration being $200. Miss Jeffrey has moved to Medford, where she has a position in the public schools.
    E. Morris is building a new house and is doing the work himself. This is beyond the ordinary, as he was born Nov. 21, 1813, and therefore will be eighty-nine years of age on his next birthday.
    John Cameron and family, of Iowa, arrived here on the eighth inst. Mr. Cameron was here last year for a short stay, and he was so pleased with our country that he has returned to make this his home.
    There is a family by the name of Star, from Washington, stopping at F. Ryan's place above Talent and contemplating the purchase of the property. Mr. Ryan has bought a large tract of land in California and expects to engage in the real estate business in that state.
Medford Mail, July 11, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    We hear of several headers getting ready to begin work, and already the binders are making merry music in our midst.
    There are several parties of fishermen encamped on the river, and one of them caught sixty-five fish one night last week.
    Charles and Albert Morine passed Monday with a wagonload of things that strongly suggested a camping trip, and we suppose they were headed for Elk Creek.
    Scott Poole was over last week looking for a pet dog that failed to follow them home from here a few weeks ago. As he did not find it he fears it started home and got lost.
    Mr. Van Vleet, of Central Point, is out helping Mr. Byrum complete his house. These people will enjoy their home when completed, as they have had so many vexatious delays, owing to their inability to secure lumber.
    During the apple thinning some wonderful clusters have been found, and right in the midst of one of the thickest, Miss Margaret Porter discovered a full-blown apple blossom. The Pendleton orchard produced one with two branching twigs not over ten inches long that already bore a weight of seven pounds, there being fifty-eight apples.
    Among the Table Rock people who have visited Chautauqua are Wm. R. Dickison, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dickison and Miss Grace, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Porter and Mrs. A. P. Frierson. All report a good time and say that the general verdict seems to be that so far this assembly is better than usual.
    Monday afternoon between two and four, this part of the valley was visited by the hardest wind storm in our experience of Oregon weather. The eastern people among us laughed at its being anything to make a fuss over, but to those more used to Oregon and her ways it seemed like a pretty hard wind; anyway it was strong enough to do more or less damage to every orchard in the neighborhood. R. B. Porter will probably be the heaviest loser here by this freak wind. Fortunately his thinning force was nearing the end of their work or the damage would have been much greater.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, July 18, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Monday was truly a day for accidents and fires.
    Mr. Hare's brother and wife are here from Kansas visiting relatives.
    Mrs. C. F. Brown visited her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Owings, Sunday.
    Haying is over and heading has commenced. Crops are unusually good.
    The section men of this place were compelled to be up most all of Monday night fighting fire.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and little daughter visited Mrs. C.'s mother at Medford Monday and Tuesday.
    Two teams were up from Grants Pass Tuesday for telephone poles to replace those burned Monday.
    Miss Mabel Schindler and Miss Maud Caley visited friends in Central Point Saturday and Sunday.
    Monday while attempting to ford Rogue River, Wess Birdsey narrowly escaped drowning himself and team.
    David Jones gave his many friends a pleasant afternoon Sunday, the occasion being his thirteenth birthday.
    Mrs. C. S. Birdsey and grandchildren, George Birdsey and Mary and Vance Colvig were visiting at the home of W. V. Jones Sunday.
    Cars are being loaded with lumber here now, and several hundred cords of wood are in the yard for shipment. Everything seems to speak of prosperity.
    Little Calbert Lowell was kicked in the head by a mule Monday and received a severe wound. A doctor was summoned from Gold Hill. The child is still in a critical condition.
Medford Mail, July 18, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Dr. and Mrs. Hinkle visited Medford the first of the week.
    Mr. Swett, of Beagle, spent a day in town the first of the week.
    Mrs. James Gay is spending the week with relatives at Ashland.
    Miss Clara Love is spending the week with her parents at Spikenard.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart attended the Chautauqua at Ashland last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, of Eagle Point, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Wm. Cushman, of Trail Creek, spent a few days here last week upon business.
    John Williams, of Grants Pass, spent several days here last week with his parents.
    Mrs. O. C. Purkeypile and children, of Gold Hill, spent Sunday with relatives here.
    J. H. Downing and J. E. Boswell left for Prospect Monday to spend a few weeks camping.
    Miss Mary Jacobs went to Ashland Tuesday to visit relatives and attend the Chautauqua.
    Miss Elizabeth Gibson spent a few days at Ashland this week in attendance at the Chautauqua.
    Glenn Owen has charge of J. E. Boswell's barber shop during Mr. Boswell's absence in the mountains.
    Messrs. Pankey and Conley are shipping large quantities of Rogue River salmon to the Portland market.
    Miss Chloe Gilchrist left for Portland Sunday, where she went as a delegate to the D. of H. grand lodge.
    Mrs. J. M. Gibson and Mrs. L. C. Robnett left Wednesday for Colestin, where they will camp for a month.
    F. M. Amy and H. Corum and their families returned home last week from a month's outing at Dead Indian Springs.
    Mrs. M. M. Cooksey and Miss Norah Sydow are spending the week at Ashland in attendance at the Chautauqua Assembly.
    Dr. G. B. Cole, who has been spending some weeks in Klamath County looking after business interests, returned home Monday.
    Archie Fries, who has been an apprentice in the O.R.&N. machine shops at Portland for the past three years, arrived here Sunday and will spend a month visiting relatives and friends.
    Prof. A. J. Hanby, who has been paying his old home at Sedgwick, Kansas, a visit, returned home Sunday. He reports having had a good time, except for the extreme heat. He says the hot weather was somewhat fearful.
    About three hundred friends assembled by invitation at the Baptist Church on Sunday, July 13th, at four o'clock in the afternoon, to witness the marriage of Mr. I. B. Williams and Mrs. Catherine Funk. Justice A. S. Jacobs said the words that made them man and wife in his usual good style. The groom is seventy years of age, and the bride is sixty-nine, yet they are as clear-minded and sprightly as most people who are many years younger. The bride has been a resident of our city the past several years, and during that time the estimable lady has endeared herself to a host of friends. The groom is an old pioneer and is upright and honorable in his dealings. Their many friends extend to them wishes for their future happiness.
    There was a pretty, though quiet, wedding at the home of ex-Assessor John Grieve, on Manzanita Street, on Wednesday evening, July 9th, Mr. Thomas W. Herriott and Mrs. Helen Little, daughter of Mr. Grieve, being the principals. The beautiful and impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. E. B. Lockhart, in the presence of only relatives and a few intimate friends. The bride was becomingly attired in a costume appropriate for the occasion, and the groom wore the conventional black. The parlors were beautifully decorated with evergreens and potted plants. After congratulations had been extended the wedding party passed into the dining room, where the tables were laden with the choicest viands. The bride is one of our most charming and accomplished ladies, and the groom is a young man of sterling qualities and is foreman in the Snowy Butte shops. Their many friends wish them a long and happy life.
Medford Mail, July 18, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Fred Law went to Big Butte last week to visit relatives.
    Messrs. Harnish, Sr., Gartin and Harnish, Jr. were the guests of J. P. Moomaw the latter part of last week.
    Mrs. Caroline Fronk, of Central Point, passed through here last week en route to Elk Creek to visit relatives.
    Mr. Morton is preparing to flume water from the Fryer ditch across the creek to irrigate his place in Sunnyside district.
    Prof. A. Bish is spending his vacation in the mountains near Mt. Pitt. He is the guest of Prof. A. H. Peachey and family.
    H. L. Appel is doing so well in his barbering business that he has enlarged his room and put in a stock of nuts, candy, etc.
    The following committee has been appointed on arrangement for the Young People's meeting: Wilford Jack, Austin Green, Amery Lonigan and Hattie Howlett.
    Bert Peachey and Robt. Jonas took a trip to Klamath County last week, the former going after a bunch of horses his father had out there, and the latter to see the country and the beautiful scenery.
    Eli Ellis and son, Henry, went to the Willamette Valley on the 2nd and returned on the 8th. They report that it did not rain but five days while they were gone. They left Monday for Northern California, to be gone about a month.
    Hon. and Mrs. Chauncey Nye came down from Prospect last week. Mr. Nye went to Medford on Saturday, where he was joined by a relative of his, Miss Myra Brown. On Monday the three left for Prospect, where Miss Brown will spend the summer.
    Dr. Officer has moved the building formerly occupied by S. B. Holmes as a post office, and Mr. Holmes has fitted it up for a millinery store for Mrs. Holmes. Dr. Officer has moved the stock of drugs from the old Daley building to the house formerly occupied by John Williscroft. Harry Carlton has purchased a half interest in the stock of goods.
    Last Sunday a few of our citizens went to Jackson's ford, on Rogue River, for a picnic. A sumptuous dinner was spread at noon, to which all did justice. In the afternoon the young folks spent the time very pleasantly in boat riding, while the older ones enjoyed themselves under the cool shade trees in social converse. Those who enjoyed the day were Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer and daughter, Mrs. Green and her son, Austin, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Daley and grandson, Harry Simon, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Appel, Jerry Heckathorn and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Howlett and family. Fred Barneburg and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bennett, of Medford, were also there.
Medford Mail, July 18, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Mrs. S. H. Glass and son, Theodore, were trading in Central Point Tuesday.
    The common grasshopper is very numerous in parts of this section and are doing some damage.
    Jas. Hamrick has returned home from Sisson, Calif., where he has been employed falling timber.
    Young calves in this section are selling at fabulous prices. Some have sold as high as $14 each.
    Glass Bros. are first in the field with their header. They began cutting Saturday on the home place.
    G. W. Stacy took Mrs. Stacy to Medford Monday to consult a doctor. Her health is not of the best, we are sorry to say.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Martin and son, Carl, accompanied by Mrs. Nettie Glass, were trading in Medford Monday.
    Pankey & Pankey, the successful fishermen, are now located on the east side of the upper Table Rock on Rogue River.
    John Gregerson, one of the solid farmers of Beagle, was in Central Point Friday. He returned with a new reaper from the implement house of W. J. Freeman.
    Our good friend and neighbor, Wm. Davis, had the misfortune to fall through his barn floor last Thursday, fracturing one rib and bruising his stomach and breast quite severely.
    Rev. Hollcroft and son came out from Medford Saturday in company with Mr. Richardson and sister. He preached at the Antioch school house Sunday morning and evening to a good-sized audience.
    Thos. Bailey, the pioneer road supervisor, has received his certificate of election and has taken the oath. He names as bondsmen Wm. Davis and E. D. Wilhite, both of Beagle. T. C. Brown did not appear in the contest as supervisor against Mr. Bailey.
    The neighbors of this peaceable community are completely shocked to know that some person or persons exist in their midst who take advantage of their neighbors by shooting and crippling their stock. Be very careful, brothers, you are treading on dangerous grounds.
Medford Mail, July 18, 1902, page 5


Woodville Items.
    E. G. Borden is in Grants Pass this week on business.
    Mark Burkhart and family have gone to the mountains for an outing.
    Miss Mary Parker, of Grants Pass, is visiting at the home of Ben Dowell.
    David Jones and Willard Owings made a business trip to Grants Pass Tuesday.
    Mr. Gladys Haymond and son, of Eagle Point, are here visiting relatives.
    Mrs. Moon and daughter, of Gold Hill, visited Mrs. M.'s brother, J. E. Cox, one day last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Scott and Mrs. Allen have been visiting the ladies' brothers, Ed. and Samuel Bennett, near Medford, the past week.
    Married--In Grants Pass Sunday morning at the residence of the groom, Mr. Dyer and Mrs. Barbara Piate. The bride is fifty-eight years of age and the groom sixty. Their many friends here wish them a pleasant sail on the sea of life.
    Mr. Clements, who has been logging at the Evans Creek sawmill, has moved his family here and is now engaged in hauling lumber. About 16,000 feet of lumber is hauled daily now for shipment from here.
    J. F. Ritter, of Klamath County, came in last week for a haying crew which he secured at Grants Pass. He was accompanied home by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lister, of Grants Pass, and also his niece, Miss Madge Owings, of this place, who expect to remain some time and enjoy the cool weather of Klamath County.
Medford Mail, July 25, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Wednesday in town.
    Miss Peil, of Wellen, is spending the week with Miss Ellen Bursell.
    Mr. Trusty, of upper Rogue River country, was in town Wednesday.
    Mrs. Bowman, of Nebraska, is paying her daughter, Mrs. Charles Morgan, a visit.
    A. J. Daley, one of Eagle Point's prominent business men, spent a day in our town this week.
    J. H. Thatcher, manager of the Sunset Telephone Company in Oregon, spent a day here last week.
    Olney Williams, of Ashland, is spending the week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Heselgrave.
    Mrs. Smith, who has been spending the past month with her sister, Mrs. Coe, of this city, returned home a few days ago.
    Mrs. Booth Lee left for Hornbrook, Calif., last week to spend a few days visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. C. Owen.
    Miss Lelia Williams, who has been spending several weeks with her sister near Grants Pass, returned home Tuesday.
    Mrs. May Foster is lying very ill at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Cornish. Dr. Pickel, of Medford, is in attendance.
    I. J. Carson, who has been employed at Coles, Calif., doing carpentering for the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., came home Sunday for a short visit.
    Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin, of Nebraska, arrived here Tuesday and will visit C. J. Jeffries and wife a few days, when they will journey on to Portland.
Medford Mail, July 25, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Fred Law left the first of the week for California upon a business venture.
    Mrs. Argelee Green started for Seattle last week to visit her sister, Mrs. Jones.
    Our school directors are having the material hauled to fence the school grounds.
    Mrs. H. L. Appel has opened an ice cream and confectionery parlor in Eagle Point.
    Quite a number of our citizens spent Sunday on the banks of Rogue River picnicking and fishing.
    Our farmer are now busy with their harvest, and in a very short time the sound of the thresher will be heard in our midst.
    Mrs. Floyd Pearce and sister-in-law, Miss Grace Pearce, of Forest Creek, visited relatives here last week, returning home Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knighten and son, Eddie, went up to Elk and Trail creeks and Flounce Rock last week to visit relatives and friends.
    H. T. Severance, of Central Point, was a guest at the Sunnyside last Friday, and while here renewed his subscription to the Mail and Oregonian.
    In spite of the fact that so many of our people are away from home, our Young People's meeting is still growing in interest, and the attendance is good.
    Dr. W. B. Officer and family, Harry Carlton and family and two sisters, and George Brown, Sr., returned from the Dead Indian Soda Springs last Sunday.
    Mrs. Mary Hanley and daughters, Martha and Florence, came out from Medford last Saturday to spend a week at the Sunnyside Hotel and to visit friends in this section.
    An immense amount of lumber is being brought out from the various sawmills, there being scarcely an hour in the day but that teams loaded with lumber pass through our streets.
    Levi Murphy and family and his brother, John, and family passed through here last Sunday on their way to Ft. Klamath to put up hay, they having taken a contract to put up 500 tons for the stockmen in that section.
    Last Friday Mrs. Moomaw gave a quilting party and long before night the quilt was out of the frames and the ladies were ready for a social chat. Your correspondent dropped in during the afternoon and found himself alone so far as the sterner sex was concerned, but surrounded by a dozen or more ladies, each of them trying to excel the others in entertaining the visitor. It is unnecessary to say that all enjoyed themselves, for with Mrs. Moomaw as hostess a pleasant time is always assured.
Medford Mail, July 25, 1902, page 5


Notes from Asbestos.
    Frank Davis, former postmaster at Asbestos and one of the leading farmers of that locality, was in Medford Monday to get a load of provisions, he keeping a boarding house at his place for the railroad coal prospectors, and having from twenty-two to twenty-five men to feed, that being the number employed in the coal development work.
    Mrs. L. G. Clark has placed an order with Welch's mill for 10,000 feet of lumber and will shortly begin the erection of a fine residence.
    Many claims have been taken the past year about Asbestos and Mr. Davis says but few good claims are yet vacant. The report is that thirteen families will appear this fall from Michigan to settle in that locality.
    Of improvements in the Asbestos settlement, Mr. Davis says that a shingle mill has been put in three miles east of the post office, by Wilson & Bush, which has a capacity of 60,000 per day. The mill is run by water power, the water being brought in a flume to the top of a hill, from which a head of eighty feet is had.
    In regard to the coal prospecting now being carried on in the vicinity of Asbestos by the Southern Pacific Company under the direction of Prof. E. T. Dumble, geologist for the company, and J. Owens, the company's mining expert, Mr. Davis stated that the company is now operating five hand spring drills, one on his place and two on adjoining land belonging to G. W. Bashford. The drill holes are drilled from fifteen to fifty feet deep. Two tunnels are being put in, one on Mr. Davis' place, which is about twenty feet and one on adjoining railroad land, that being in but fifteen feet. As to how many veins had been discovered, and how thick they are, and the quantity of the coal, for coal has been found, Mr. Davis could give no information, as neither Prof. Dumble nor Supt. Owens have anything to say as to what they have found.
Medford Mail, July 25, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Charles Hollcroft, of Medford, is rusticating in our midst.
    Brown Bros. of Beagle were trading in Medford Tuesday.
    The thermometer registered 102 here Friday and Saturday.
    Horace Pelton's threshing machine, of Sams Valley, will do work in this section.
    Miss Albertie Stacy is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Stacy of Sams Valley.
    Martin Bros. have started their header on their home place and have a promising crop of grain.
    G. W. Stacy started his header Tuesday. His crop of grain on the Coleman farm is exceptionally good.
    Rev. Darby, of Medford, filled his appointment at Antioch Sunday at 11 a.m. and Moonville at 8 p.m.
    Will Davis, who had the misfortune to fall through his barn floor a few days since, is somewhat improved.
    D. T. Lawton, of the Mitchell Lewis & Staver Co., Medford, was in our section a few days since on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Houston and Grandpa and Grandma Houston, of Beagle, are visiting William Houston, of Trail.
    The wind storm on Monday of last week unroofed some old buildings, and many an old pine tree succumbed that has withstood the storms of ages.
    Beagle post office is twenty miles from Medford and second office on the star route from Gold Hill to Trail and Prospect, and is kept by M. A. Houston, a pioneer of forty years continual residence in this locality, and a better qualified and painstaking postmaster cannot be found in Uncle Sam's service.
Medford Mail, July 25, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Nutt and Mike Foley are on the sick list.
    Mrs. E. Sutton was a Gold Hill visitor last Monday.
    Miss Higinbotham was doing business in Gold Hill Saturday.
    Miss Ollie Dungey spent Sunday on Galls Creek, visiting home folks.
    Mrs. Roundtree and children, of Central Point, were visiting here Sunday.
    Mr. Nichols will have a dance at his place on Kanes Creek in the near future.
    Nichols & Nutt have complete their heading. The Savage threshing machine will be here in a short time.
    We are glad to say that George Mardon is greatly improved since last Friday. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is in attendance.
    Blackberries have made their annual appearance. The crop is unusually heavy, and the berry pickers are commencing their work.
    Miss Mina Householder will leave Wednesday morning for Dillard, Douglas County, to spend the summer with relatives. Her brother, Charley, is engaged at work at that place.
    Fred Reese, late owner of the famous Gimlet mine, has returned from California and has since gone to upper Evans Creek on a prospecting tour. He was accompanied by Ed Bolt, of Gold Hill.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Mrs. Stover was the guest of Mrs. Knotts recently.
    Elmer Nichols and wife were at Gold Hill last Sunday.
    Mrs. Ida Knotts was visiting Mrs. Annie Higinbotham last Sunday.
    Miss Mina Householder was the guest of Miss Ada Swinden Tuesday.
    Jack Butler has again taken up his residence in the Kanes Creek opera house.
    Mr. Anderson, an expert painter, is engaged in painting the Dardanelles school house.
    E. Hodson, of Roseburg, who has been visiting in this vicinity, returned home Monday.
    Mrs. Nugent, of Grants Pass, who has been the guest of Miss Mae Noe, left for her home Sunday.
    Mr. Mendenhall, of the Gimlet mine, left for his home in Indiana last week to visit with his family for two months.
    Mr. Penny, an old Mexican War veteran, who is stopping with Mr. Swinden, will leave soon for the Soldiers' Home at Roseburg.
Medford Mail, July 25, 1902, page 5


Talent News Items.
    Born July 4, 1902--To Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Brophy, of Anderson Creek, a son.
    Mrs. Edwards, our postmistress, has received a new piano from the Coss Piano House.
    The Talent school board has employed Miss Marie Gray, of Medford, as primary teacher.
    C. W. Wolters has employed Prof. G. R. Carlock to assist him in handing out goods to his numerous customers.
    We understand W. H. Hurley has sold his place on Anderson Creek to a Mr. Bailey, of North Dakota. Consideration $2600.
    John Cameron, who lately arrived here from Iowa, is operating a hay baler and has quite a number of men employed. He is pressing about twenty-five tons a day.
    George Pellett undertook to run as fast as a horse for the distance of forty yards. He took hold of the horse's tail and after running that distance he stepped on a stone and fell, hurting himself considerably. It took quite a piece of court plaster to get his face in proper shape.

Medford Mail, July 25, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    P. M. Williams made a short visit to his family in Medford Sunday.
    F. O. Hurd, of Medford, spent Sunday and Monday with friends in Table Rock.
    Some very fine fish are being caught. Now is the time to secure them to salt down for winter use.
    Master Johnnie Nealon returned from Willow Springs Sunday, where he had spent a week with his uncle, T. C. Law.
    B. R. Porter finished spraying last week and is cultivating his young orchard, which is making a wonderful growth this year.
    Mrs. E. P. Pickens and son, John, of Medford, spent several days last week the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery at Agate. On Sunday they visited the family of Mr. Nealon and lunched on the river.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, August 1, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    E. G. Borden is in San Francisco visiting his family.
    Mr. Geo. Ziders and Miss Lucy Swagerty attended church in Grants Pass Sunday.
    One of Evans Creek's young men has been arrested for forgery and taken to Grants Pass. We are without particulars.
    G. W. Wilcox is improving his hotel in the way of a new front porch. Carpenters Gibbons and Fisher are doing the work.
    The Christian Endeavor held a business meeting at the residence of Mrs. Schindler last Saturday evening, after which a pleasant social evening was spent.
    A pleasant little picnic dinner was given the heading crew at a large spring, near the Chas. White place, where they will soon complete heading 200 acres of fine wheat.
    Montie Martin, a young man recently married and just beginning to collect a few of the world's goods, had the misfortune to have his residence burned last Saturday evening, on Evans Creek.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox and daughters, Misses Hattie and Eula, and Misses Mary and Addie Jones attended a musical at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Parker in Grants Pass Saturday evening. They were delighted with their evening's entertainment, as their hostess knows just how to entertain.
Medford Mail, August 1, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    W. J. Freeman made a business trip to Ashland last week.
    Mrs. J. B. Welch, of Spikenard, is paying relatives here a visit.
    Dr. J. Hinkle was over at Coles, Calif., last week upon business.
    Pankey & Stricklin are shipping large quantities of fish to the Portland market.
    Miss Elizabeth Gibson left for Colestin this week to spend a few weeks camping.
    Mrs. Stephen Cornutt, of Klamathon, is paying relatives and friends here a visit.
    Mrs. I. C. Robnett, who has been spending a few weeks at Colestin, returned home this week.
    Mrs. John Hale, of Roseburg, is paying a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark, of this city.
    Mrs. Nancy Pankey left for Butte Creek Tuesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Russell Moore.
    Mrs. Nate Bates, of Grants Pass, was visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kame, near town, last week.
    Mrs. Amanda Herriott and daughter, Miss Nellie, of Applegate, spent a few days here last week visiting relatives.
    H. H. Rippey and J. W. Jacobs, who have been employed at Coles, Calif., by the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., returned home this week.
    Mrs. M. E. Grieve, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. O. C. Purkeypile, of Gold Hill, and son, Archie Fries, left for Prospect Wednesday to visit relatives.
    Mrs. C. C. Chaffee, of Spikenard, was in town the first of the week. She was buying household goods to replace the things that were lost when the family home burned last week.
    Miss T. C. Allen has leased the hotel from Carney & Sims and is having it thoroughly cleaned, and will open for business this week. J. H. Kincaid will open the saloon the first of the month.
    A delightful farewell musicale was given by Mrs. W. H. Norcross at her home Friday afternoon. The parlors were tastefully arranged for the occasion. Her music class, consisting of fifteen bright, young ladies, and a number of invited friends assembled to listen to a program consisting of vocal and instrumental selections. During the afternoon a delicious luncheon was served. Those taking part in the program were Misses Irene and Ina Rippey, Viral and Volney Hensley, Nora Beebe, Bertha and Myrtle Corum, Mildred Elliott, Matilda and Gusta Pech, Lottie Kincaid, Julia and Mary Oleson, Fay Pleasant, Frieda Hockenyos, Esther Merritt, Belle Bennett, Eva Norcross and Mrs. Simpkins.
Medford Mail, August 1, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Holmes Bros. are receiving considerable wheat this week.
    A. J. Daley is getting the material on the grounds to enlarge his store building.
    Born--July 26, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Hannah, on Rogue River, a daughter.
    J. J. Fryer and grandson, Austin Green, made a business trip to Medford last Saturday.
    About all of our Indian war veterans were in Medford last Saturday attending to their war claims.
    Sheriff Rader, mother and sister, Miss Clara, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Hotel last Sunday.
    Miss Anna Peachey came out from her home in Mt. Pitt precinct last Monday and is visiting with Mrs. J . W. Grover.
    Wm. Knighten and family left last week for Klamathon, Calif., where he and his son will work at the lumber business.
    Dr. W. B. Officer and Harry Carlton have just received their first consignment of wagons and are opening up for the fall trade.
    Mrs. S. B. Holmes has been papering and remodeling the old post, office building, preparatory to displaying her fine assortment of millinery goods.
    The recent warm spell has caused quite a number of our citizens to go to the different summer resorts, and consequently news items are scarce in this locality.
    Jas. Ringer went to Mt. Pitt precinct last Friday to attend the closing exercises of Prof. A. H. Peachey's school and to look after his interests in that locality.
    John Williscroft, one of our prominent citizen's, left this week for South Dakota to visit his children, where they have been since the death of their mother.
    Mrs. Susan Perry, who has been with her children in Washington for some time, returned to Eagle Point last week and is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Grover.
    Our daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, writes from Ft. Klamath that they have purchased property at that place and opened up a hotel and have a fine run of business. She states that she wants the Mail, sent to them at that place.
    J. J. Fryer, our new road supervisor, is doing considerable work on the roads in his district. He has repaired the Antelope bridge, dug the large stones out of the road and made several other improvements that were greatly needed. 
Medford Mail, August 1, 1902, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    All those reported on the sick list last week are convalescent.
    Mrs. Will Foster and baby spent Sunday with friends in Gold Hill.
    Dave Marden and E. E. Miner were Gold Hill visitors last Saturday.
    Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Nichols were visiting Mrs. Kate Nutt last Wednesday.
    Mrs. Winders and Mrs. Bacon, of Grants Pass, are the guests of their brother, Henry Nutt.
    Misses Mae Noe and Ada Swinden were guests of Annie Higinbotham last Sunday.
    Mr. Lame, who is well advanced in years, is quite poorly at present, we are sorry to learn.
    Mesdames Swinden and Higinbotham spent last Tuesday with Mrs. Marden and family.
    Mr. Carter, of Gold Hill, accompanied by Mrs. Carter, was out on Kanes Creek last Thursday upon business.
    Miss Nina Householder left on Wednesday's train for Dillard, where she will spend the summer with relatives.
    The Salvationists, of Grants Pass, have been holding meetings at the Dardanelles school house several nights this week.
    There will be a dance at the home of Elmer Nichols, on Kanes Creek, on Friday evening, August 8th. All are invited to attend.
    Mr. Foster was doing business up Central Point and Medford way last week in the line of his profession, that of tuning and repairing organs and pianos.
    John Chandler, who has been employed at the Braden mine for the past two years, will leave soon for California to join his wife. They will probably locate there.
    Dr. Braden, who is stopping in Gold Hill, made a trip out here last Friday to visit the Braden-Graham mine, of which he is half owner. The mine is still showing a good supply of free-milling ore.
Medford Mail, August 1, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Jesse Richardson, of Beagle, has raised his large, commodious barn.
    Glass & Sons have engaged Saml. Richardson as engineer for their steam thresher.
    Quite a delegation of Indian war veterans from this section were in Medford Saturday.
    Mr. Warner, of the firm of Warner & Wortman, of Medford, was in our midst one day last week buying poultry.
    Fred Chaffee, formerly of this section, but now of Portland, is making relatives and friends here a brief visit.
    Everything is life and activity in the golden grain fields. The sound of the headers is heard from early morning until late at night.
    Miss Coffee, of Gold Hill, is staying with Mrs. Nettie Glass, while Mr. Glass is away looking after his threshing machine interests.
    The Glass machine will begin threshing a few crops as soon as heading is finished in this immediate section, and will then go to the Bear Creek country.
    John Nelson, our good neighbor and wide-awake threshing machine man, passed here Monday. He informed us that he would begin threshing Wednesday.
    We are glad to report that our road supervisor, Thos. Bailey, who was so severely bitten by a rattlesnake near the John Houston place, on Long Branch, is out of danger.
    Mrs. Mary E. Curry, of Gold Hill, accompanied by her granddaughter, Miss Ethel Curry, of Medford, is paying her old pioneer friends, J. G. Martin and family, an extended visit.
Medford Mail, August 1, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mr. Musty, of Spikenard, spent Tuesday in our city.
    A. H. Boothby and wife, of Prospect, was trading with our merchants Tuesday.
    Mrs. L. L. Freeman and children, of Marysville, Calif., arrived here Tuesday and will spend a few weeks visiting relatives and friends.
    Mrs. John Clark left for Roseburg Sunday evening to spend a month visiting relatives.
    John E. Ross, of Gold Hill, spent last Sunday with his mother, Mrs. E. Ross, of this city.
    Mrs. Geo. Little left for Butte Creek last week to spend a few weeks with relatives.
    Miss Chloe Gilchrist, of Sams Valley, is spending the week with Mrs. Frank Gregory.
    Rev. Gillette, of Jacksonville, preached in the M.E. Church here last Sunday evening.
    Miss Mary A. Mee will leave for Coles, Calif., this week to spend a few days with relatives.
    Mrs. Walker Lewis, of Sterling, and Miss Lillie Newman, of Eagle Point, spent Saturday in our city.
    Mrs. John Hale, of Roseburg, spent last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clark, of this city.
    Miss May Ingram, who has been visiting relatives at Henley the past several weeks, returned home last week.
    Charles Jeffries and family, who have been spending several weeks camping on Butte Creek, returned home Monday.
    Miss Edna Willitts, assistant telephone operator at Ashland, spent Tuesday night in our city while en route to Spikenard, where she will visit relatives.
Medford Mail, August 8, 1902, page 3


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Robert Bond is working at the Oregon Belle mine.
    Fred Armpriest is in Medford hauling wood on his father's contracts.
    Floyd Pearce and family are again residents of Forest Creek after a year's absence in Idaho.
    Fred Sturgis recently sold six head of beef cattle, ranging from yearlings up, to a Jacksonville buyer, at $36 per head.
    As quite a number of our people are away on an outing, it has been decided to postpone our Sunday school for an indefinite period.
    James Davies and family have gone on an outing to Klamath Falls. They may go as far as Lakeview before returning home.
    Rev. Hoxie will not fill his appointment here on the third Sunday of this month, as he desires to attend the meetings on Elk Creek.
    James Armpriest has seven head of fine steers for sale, also a number of hogs for fattening. Address him at Jacksonville or call at ranch on Forest Creek.
    Wm. Bostwick, on the Vickroy place, has about twenty-five acres of wheat and barley, mostly wheat, that he thinks will easily yield 700 or 800 bushels.
    Harvest is over in this section except threshing. The grain crop promises a good yield. Alfalfa has made two good crops and with irrigation will make another.
    John Winningham was down from Elk Creek recently visiting his brother, Mark. He reports that the Dunkards will begin a series of meetings at that place on August 10th.
    Last Sunday the always hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. James Armpriest was visited by several of the good neighbors. A fine dinner was served, and the day was very pleasantly spent in social chat.
Medford Mail, August 8, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Roswell Wimer, of Salem, is here on a visit with relatives.
    Bernard Bros. trained animal show was well attended here Saturday night.
    Rev. S. H. Jones, of Jacksonville, preached here Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    G. W. Wilcox is closing out at cost and expects to retire from the mercantile business.
    Miss Helen Colvig, of Jacksonville, was visiting her cousin, Miss Addie Jones, Sunday.
    Grandma Owings and her sons, G. D. and E., left Monday evening to locate near Portland.
    C. S. Swagerty and A. Caley have gone to Washington, where they expect to engage in wheat raising.
    Wm. Bybee was down from his springs Friday and made a trip to Merlin to look after his farm near that place.
    Mark Munson and sister and a young lady from Canada came down from Bybee Springs Friday. The young lady went to Roseburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Munson returned to the springs.
    Clarence Reames was here Thursday to prosecute the case between H. B. Jones and John Woolfork. Judge Osborne bound Woolfork over under $300 bonds for striking Jones and breaking his rib.
Medford Mail, August 8, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    John M. Nichols was transacting business in Eagle Point last Monday.
    Ben Edmondson, of Derby, was in town last Monday, interviewing our business men.
    There was a man here last Monday looking for a location to open up a variety store.
    James Ringer commenced to paint the inside of the school house the first of the week.
    Revs. Gillett and Lockhart were here last Sunday, the latter preaching at 7 o'clock a.m.
    Harry Carlton is getting out the material to build a large barn on his place, the old Apger place.
    Holmes Bros. have been overhauling their mill and getting it in readiness for the new crop of wheat.
    H. L. Appel, special constable, went to Gus Nichols' last Monday to sell a cow and yearling that had been posted.
    Mrs. Susan Perry arrived last week from Washington, where she has been visiting her children for several months.
    Geo. Brown & Son have torn away the shed between their store and warehouse and are building an addition to the latter.
    By the time this reaches the public, harvesting will he done in this section, and the threshing machine will be turning out the golden grain.
    Joseph Riley's little girl, about three years old, fell off of the fence last Saturday and broke her arm above the elbow. A messenger came for Dr. Officer, but he was not at home.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw, wife and daughter started the first of the week for Coos Bay to visit their son, Ben, who had the misfortune to get his leg broken by a kick from a horse.
    Merchant A J. Daley has added, among other public improvements, a large watering trough for the benefit of the travel, where they can water their teams without unhitching.
    Dr. W. B. Officer has purchased the old Pool [sic] hall and blacksmith shop, and is getting out the timbers to put a new foundation under it. J. Hartman has the contract to do the work.
    Green B. Mathews, one of our leading farmers and stock men, was in town last Saturday, and while here ordered the Mail, remarking that he couldn't get along without it very well.
    A. J. Daley has a carpenter at work putting on an addition to his store to make room for his increasing business. He is also planning to put an addition on the house occupied by H. L. Appel, for a barber shop and confectionery store.
    Mrs. A. J. Florey went up to Prospect last week to visit her parents. While on her way up, her mother, not knowing that she was coming up, started down. Consequently Mr. and Mrs. Nye are here with Mr. Florey's family, while Mrs. Morey is at Prospect with her brother and faintly.
    Mr. and Mrs A. H. Peachey, and daughter, Maude, came out from their mountain home last Saturday, bringing out a load of material for building purposes, as they expect to build on their lots here this summer. Mr. Peachey, accompanied by J. A. Jones, went to Jacksonville last Monday on business connected with his school in Mt. Pitt district. 
Medford Mail, August 8, 1902, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Miss Ada Swinden was visiting friends here last Sunday.
    Mr. Miner and Fred Brown were Gold Hill visitors last Sunday.
    Mrs. Foster spent a day recently the guest of Mrs. Higinbotham.
    Geo. Marden is able to be up and around, we are glad to say.
    Mrs. Hysink has gone to Grants Pass for a few days on business.
    Mrs. Swinden, who has been indisposed for several days, is improving.
    Perry Knotts, who is working at the dam on Rogue River, spent Sunday at home.
    Mrs. Winders and Mrs. Bacon left for their homes at Grants Pass last Saturday.
    Messrs. Foster and Roundtree are over in the Applegate country on a hunting expedition.
    Mr. and Mrs. Vincent, who have been engaged cooking for Dr. Ray at the Braden mine, have moved back to Gold Hill.
    Messrs. Hysink and Graham will commence work on the Jennings mine soon. This mine is situated on the Miner place.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols spent Saturday and Sunday at Table Rock, the guests of Mr. N.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nichols.
    There is a panther on Kanes Creek that is making himself quite conspicuous. He has been seen several times lately and has been heard to scream a short distance from Elmer Higinbotham. May Noe saw him early Friday morning running after their pigs in a field the house.
Medford Mail, August 8, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    No sickness, births, deaths or marriages since our last report.
    Mrs. Askew, of Tolo, has charge of the cook house on the Glass machine.
    Mrs. Mary E. Curry and Miss Ethel Curry have returned to their home in Gold Hill.
    Brown Bros., of Beagle, have recovered their horse that was supposed to be either strayed or stolen.
    Mr. Wm. S. Holmes, proprietor of the famous Snowy Butte Flour Mills, called today en route to Meadows country.
    Glass & Sons' steam thrasher began work this morning on the home place. The yield is up to expectations and of a good quality.
    There are many pleasant and interesting things to greet you in life, but I question if there is any one thing that can surpass and give the same amount of pleasure in as brief a time as a day of social chat with old pioneer friends of twenty-five years gone by. This was the pleasant lot that befell your humble writer a few days since, accompanied by his wife and son, Mrs. Curry and Miss Curry, on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hannah's cool, shady home on Rogue River, where the manufactory of pottery is located, and the peaches, watermelons and sugar cane grow so large and tall. We were made welcome by the warm hand of friendship and were, by accident, in time to congratulate them as Grandpa and Grandma Hannah, for on the 26th of July, 1802 there came to their house a sweet little baby girl to the wife of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Hannah, Jr. I question whether there is a family in all Southern Oregon more extensively known to the traveling public than the camping place at Grandpa Hannah's on Rogue River. These good pioneer people have lived here continuously for forty years, and the latch string has always hung out to welcome the hungry and weary traveler--money or not--was always their lifelong motto. Mr. Hannah informs me that he will begin the manufacture of pottery this fall. .He and his two sons are now engaged in stock-raising. His cattle, of sixty head, are on the Umpqua divide, and his sheep band on the alfalfa fields of Rogue River bottom.
Medford Mail, August 8, 1902, page 5


Colestin Items.
    Ira Phipps spent Sunday here.
    Miss Mary Davidson, of Medford, is camping here.
    Mr. Hubert and Zera Pool, of Coles, spent Sunday here.
    Mrs. J. S. McCain visited over Sunday with friends at Colestin.
    Victor Peterson and wife and son Booth, of Coles, were here Sunday.
    Oral Burnett [Ora Barnett?] returned home Sunday after spending a few days here.
    H. H. Howard and family came up last Friday for a few weeks' outing.
    Mrs. R. W. Gray and Mrs. H. M. Coss, of Medford, are registered at the hotel.
    Mrs. McGown, of Medford, visited over Sunday with Mrs. and Mrs. C. W. Palm.
    Miss Nora McClendon returned to Colestin after a few days' visiting at Hornbrook.
    Mrs. Goodwin and daughters, Barbara and Gwendolyn, spent Sunday at the springs.
    Miss Susie Cook and Estella Wrisley, of Medford, spent Tuesday and Wednesday here.
    Joe Olwell, of Central Point, came up Saturday to spend a week with friends and drink soda water.
    Mrs. Trenton, of Ashland, came up Saturday and was joined by her mother and daughter Tuesday.
    Mrs. G. W. Haskins and daughter Fannie, of Medford, arrived on Saturday for a couple of weeks.
    Mrs. D. T. Lawton and children, Grace and Leon, arrived here Saturday to camp a couple of weeks.
    H. M. Coss, of Medford, spent Tuesday here, drinking soda water and enjoying the pure mountain air.
    Mr. McCredie, overseer of the DeHart farm, returned to Medford Tuesday after two weeks' recruiting at the springs.
    E. D. Elwood and family, who have been camping here for the past three weeks, returned to Medford Wednesday.
    Mrs. Ivan Humason and daughter Hildreth, Miss Jeffery and Homer Rothermel arrived here Saturday to camp for a couple or three weeks.   
Medford Mail, August 15, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox visited relatives in Gold Hill Tuesday.
    Levi Stevens, who has [been] in Eastern Oregon for the past year, is home on a visit.
    Miss Helen Colvig and Misses Addie and Mary Jones visited Bybee Springs Wednesday.
    Mrs. Claribell Williams, of Grants Pass, was here Sunday visiting her father, C. Stevens.
    Miss Bertha Cox has returned home after a several weeks' visit with her uncle at Selma, Josephine County.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Gocher, of Williams Creek, are visiting at the home of Rev. A. Brown, near this place.
    Miss Hattie Davis of Klamathon, whose little brothers were burned to death last week, is here visiting her uncle, J. E. Cox.
    Messrs. Swagerty and Caly returned from Washington Sunday not very favorably impressed with Washington. They had the pleasure (?) of viewing the corpse of Tracy.
    Mr. and Mrs. Davis, the blind musicians, gave an entertainment here Tuesday evening which was well attended. Mrs. Gladys Haymond was voted the most popular lady in the house.
    Tuesday morning a party consisting of twenty-seven ladies, gentlemen and children, went up to Mrs. Hulen's, four miles above town, the ladies bent on a general good time and the men on sawing all the wood they could for Mrs. Hulen, who lost her husband last spring. A picnic dinner was served, and all returned in the evening feeling that they had a well-spent day.
Medford Mail, August 15, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn spent Sunday with Table Rock relatives.
    Dr. Cole, of Central Point, made several trips to our town and vicinity lately.
    Miss Bertha Chapman is now a welcomed member of the Table Rock community.
    The Misses Venita and Enid Hamilton came out from Medford Saturday evening to spend several days with their friends at "The Oaks."
    Mr. Finnimore and Mr. Jaqueman, of Harney County, are visiting the family of their old-time friend, Mr. Porter. We noticed these gentlemen brought in several head of fine-looking horses.
    B. R. Porter is spraying his orchard again. If hard work and close attention to spraying count, this gentleman should have many boxes of beautiful apples to sell this fall, and no one more richly deserves such a reward.
    The forest fire in the direction of Bybee Springs from here has filled our little valley with heavy smoke for several days past, and has not a little to do with the upward tendency of the thermometer, but even then we could not quote as high figures as many surrounding places.
    Mrs. J. I. Chapman and daughter, Mrs. Wilson, was on a blackberry hunting trip Tuesday. The wind of a few weeks ago seemed to affect the blackberry crop greatly. The famous Drum patch promised a marvelous crop, but the berries seemed to stop growing after that wind. Everyone in this neighborhood has the same tale to tell of their berry patches.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, August 15, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover are the happy parents of a fine girl baby, born on August 10th.
    Stevens & Bradshaw started up their thresher last week and seem to be doing a good business.
    Baxter Robinson is advertising his household furniture for sale or to trade for horses or mules.
    Mr. Freeman, of Central Point, passed through here last week on his way to John Nichols' on business.
    W. H. Bradshaw was in town last Monday. He reports that the grain on his farms is turning out quite well.
    Miss Clara Rader and her sister, Mrs. George Garrett, were pleasant callers at Sunnyside last Saturday afternoon.
    A Rev. Countryman preached here last Sunday. As it was not known that there was to be preaching, the congregation was small.
    Judge Crowell, of Medford, accompanied by a friend, passed through our town one day last week, en route to the hatchery on Rogue River, near the mouth of Elk Creek.
    Frank Tungate and family came out from their mountain home last week to join in welcoming Gov. Geer and Congressman Tongue and party. Emanuel Pool and family also came out and spent several days with relatives.
    Mr. Von der Hellen, the Wellen postmaster, had a horse badly cut on barbed wire one day last week, and the animal came near bleeding to death, but the flow of blood was finally stopped, and at last accounts the horse was improving.
    Prof. A. H. Peachey returned to his mountain home last Friday, leaving his wife and daughter here. He was accompanied by J. Jonas. They returned Monday and Mr. Peachey went to Jacksonville to take the teachers' examination.
    Last week I stated on the authority of Dr. W. B. Officer that the doctor had purchased the old Pool ball and blacksmith shop, but there seemed to be a mistake somewhere. Mr. Pool sold the property to H. B. Calhoun, consideration $100, and he is fixing it up for a confectionery store and ice cream parlor. He is also putting the hall in first-class shape for parties, socials, etc. He has bought out the stock and business of Mrs. H. L. Appel, and among other sensible acts he has subscribed for the Medford Mail.
    Last Thursday night Gov. Geer and Congressman Tongue and party camped here, and quite a number of our citizens met to extend them a cordial welcome. The governor was called upon for a speech, to which he cheerfully responded After being introduced by one of the party, he gave us a brief description of the penitentiary and related the circumstances connected with the escape of Tracy and Merrill from that institution. His talk was very interesting and instructive and was highly appreciated. Mr. Tongue was also called upon and gave us an interesting talk on the necessity of educating the masses. He referred to the assassination of our presidents as an evidence of the ignorance of that class of people who inhabit our land. The next morning the company started on their way to Crater Lake. They were joined here by John R. Cooke and family.
Medford Mail, August 15, 1902, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Messrs. Noe and Rowland are prospecting in the Blackwell Hill with satisfactory results.
    Norris Johnson, who has been sick for some time, is able to resume work for Mr. Noe.
    Mr. Downing, of Central Point, who has been baling hay for Mr. Nichols, completed his work last Saturday.
    The dance Friday night at Mr. Nichols' was a success both socially and financially. All report a good time.
    Ed Swinden, who has been engaged to work for Dr. Ray on the dam, is now working at the old Braden mine for the doctor.
    Miss Ethel Brown, Mrs. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham were doing business in Gold Hill Saturday evening.
    Miss Mae Noe left on Wednesday evening's train for Roseburg to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Frank Ladd. Her many friends here will greatly miss her.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham spent Sunday at Table Rock as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Adams is an old-time friend of Mrs. Higinbotham, and a very pleasant day was spent.
Medford Mail, August 15, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Mrs. U. Gordon, a pioneer lady of Rogue River Valley, is convalescent.
    Frank Brown, of Beagle, has traded for property in Central Point.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown, of Beagle, were trading in Medford Friday.
    Glass & Son's thresher has moved across the river to the Big Sticky country.
    Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy and children called Tuesday en route home from Medford.
    Mr. Webber, living in the Chaparral district, has disposed of his farm to a Mr. Smith.
    Hon. J. J. Houck, of the Rogue River Flouring Mills, announces that he will pay fifty-five cents cash for good milling wheat.
    Rev. Hollcroft and son came out from Medford Saturday evening and Mr. Hollcroft filled his appointment at Antioch at 11 a.m.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Martin attended the funeral of their deceased relative and friend, Mrs. S. E. Thompson, of Jacksonville.
    Mr. Payne has homesteaded a forty-acre tract adjoining Mr. Smith, his father-in-law. These industrious people are from Michigan.
    G. W. Stacy has housed his header, as the 1902 crop is now cut and stacked, and he will now take charge of the Pelton thresher.
    Harvey Richardson, our present mail carrier, is in our midst circulating a petition asking for a change in his mail route from Sams Valley to Agate. A strong remonstrance is following it up.
    The sad and painful news has just reached us of the burning to death of two of Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Davis' children. They were brought to Sams Valley and buried in that cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Davis belong to pioneer families of Sams Valley and are well and favorably known. They now live at Henley, California.
Medford Mail, August 15, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Jerry Heckathorn, of Eagle Point, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Olwell Bros. shipped two carloads of apples to the outside market this week.
    Messrs. Kearney and Sims went to Medford Tuesday to work on the Bear Creek bridge.
    Mrs. Love and daughter, Myrtle, of Ashland, spent a day with friends here this week.
    W. A. Owen and W. J. Freeman are spending the week on their homesteads on Trail Creek.
    H. L. White, one of Ashland's prominent business men, spent a day here the first of the week.
    Misses Lottie Ganiard and Mabel Pelton, of Ashland, are spending the week with their aunt, Mrs. J. H. Gay.
    Mrs. Drusilla Mee, of Applegate, and Mrs. Warren Mee, of Coles, Calif., are visiting relatives in Central Point.
    The ice cream social given by our Epworth League last Saturday evening was a success both socially and financially.
    Savage Bros., of Woodville, unloaded a new threshing machine here the first of the week and are now doing good work.
    Mrs. Stephen Cornutt, of Klamathon, Calif., who has been spending several weeks with relatives here, left for home this week.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart will preach at the M.E. Church next Sunday morning and evening. The morning sermon will be for the children.
    The Emmanuel chapel car will be here next Sunday. Rev. Jacques, who is in charge of the car, will preach at the Baptist Church at 11 o'clock.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Cuthbert, of Hornbrook, spent a couple of days this week with Mrs. Cuthbert's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Booth Lee, of this place.
    Burglars broke into W. J. Freeman's harness shop one night last week, but in trying to open the safe broke the knob off the door and gave up the attempt. They first broke into F. A. Hawk's blacksmith shop, where they procured tools. They then entered W. C. Leever's hardware store by removing a pane of glass, robbed the till of $5 or $6 in small change, and took a lot of cartridges which they opened to get the powder with which to open the safe at Freeman's.
Medford Mail, August 29, 1902, page 3


Forest Creek Items.
BY OPERA.
    D. Winningham has returned to Roseburg, his former home.
    The Orme quartz mill has been moved from Forest Creek to lower Applegate.
    Wm. Bostwick has leased the Vickroy farm and mine, and will do farming and mining as usual.
    Messrs. Broad and Reed, the Forest Creek miners, have gone on an outing to Crater Lake and Pelican Bay.
    A. W. Sturgis and family have returned from their short outing on Applegate.
    The families of D. J. and Floyd Pearce will go on an outing to the huckleberry patch on Rogue River.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kirk, of Cottage Grove, are expected here soon upon a visit to James Armpriest and family.
    We understand that Dugan & Co., of San Francisco, will fit up and operate their placer mine the coming winter.
    We are informed that Miles Cantrall and Offenbacher Bros. have purchased a new thresher to run on Applegate this season.
Medford Mail, August 29, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    It is reported that C. A. Pankey has sold his lower Table Rock farm to C. R. Ray, but we cannot verify the report.
    B. R. Porter has carpenters engaged building a new barn, which will greatly to the convenience and looks of his farm.
    The directors of Table Rock district met Monday night to elect a teacher for the next term of school, which will begin on the first of September.
    S. F. Morine had his grain threshed Wednesday, and the rest of the neighborhood will thresh as soon as they can get a machine to do the work.
    Messrs. Finnemore and Jaqueman made a trip around to different points in the valley--and are very favorably impressed with this part of the country.
    The Misses Venita and Enid Hamilton returned to Medford last week, leaving behind many friends who will be glad to welcome them again at any time.
    The Misses Winnie and Myrtle Vincent are spending their vacation with their grandparents. Miss Winnie has been on the sick list but we are glad to say is now feeling much better.
    Dennis Dugan Sr. received a letter from his son, John, who is up in the Palouse country, saying that he has had work all of the time with the threshers and will have till snow files.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, August 29, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Rev. W. W. Smith was in our town on Tuesday of last week.
    J. W. Grover has been repairing his fence between his and A. J. Daley's place and putting his place in shape for next year's crop.
    Dr. W. B. Officer's little girl bit the thermometer in two while her father was trying to take her temperature on Tuesday of last week.
    John Allen, of Derby, passed through town one day last week, with his mother and sister, Mrs. Eli Williams, on their way to the railroad. Mrs. Allen accompanied her daughter to her home at Oregon City, where she will remain an indefinite period.
    On Wednesday morning of last week your Eagle Point correspondent, accompanied by his daughter, Agnes, started for Fort Klamath. I discovered that quite a number of changes had taken place along the route since my trip last year. John Allen, of Derby, has been improving his place by putting additional buildings on it; T. B. Higinbotham has built a fine residence on his place; Mr. Stewart, the orchardist, has greatly improved his place by clearing away a large amount of timber and brush and putting out about thirty acres to pear trees; Mr. Peyton, postmaster at Peyton, is making several changes on his property; Mr. Swanson has sold his farm to a Mr. Grieve, who is making a nice home of it, and the general drift shows that the part of our county lying along Rogue River is being rapidly developed and improved. Newcomers are being attracted by the productiveness of the soil, and present indications are that in a few years that part of the country will be noted for its abundance of delicious fruit. Farther on we met quite a number of tourists who were attracted by the beauties of nature that are shown in and around Crater Lake, Castle Creek Canyon, etc. We arrived at the home of my daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, in Fort Klamath, on Friday morning. The town has improved considerably during the past year, several new buildings having gone up during that time. There are four stores, one blacksmith and wagon shop, three hotels, two feed stables, two meat markets and a good schoolhouse. On Friday night, about three o'clock, the alarm of fire was sounded, and had it not been for the prompt response of the citizens all the business portion of the town would have been burned. The fire originated in the ice house of the Chinese storekeeper and spread from there to a warehouse, but before that was consumed the fire was extinguished. Had there been any wind, however, it would have swept away the other business buildings, but as it was the loss was trifling. The citizens are now talking of erecting a large tank, to be filled with water by a wheel in Wood River, so that in case of fire they will have a good water supply. Stock in the vicinity of Fort Klamath is doing well this season. The farmers are about through with their haying. Considerable damage was done to the hay by the rain, but the crop is so abundant the farmers think little of the loss.
Medford Mail, August 29, 1902, page 5



Trail Creek Items.
    We are having warm days and cool nights.
    Fred Inlow is working on a hay ranch near Gazelle, Calif.
    A splendid farm to rent, one and a half miles above Trail post office.
    Mrs. Uriah Gorden is quite sick. Dr. Jones, of Medford, is in attendance.
    T. J. Fry purchased a double-seated hack while in Medford last week.
    Mrs. Ed Briscoe is visiting her mother, Mrs. Holton, of Long Branch.
    The recent rain was a great benefit to the growing gardens, and corn is looking fine.
    Mrs. J. M. Black is visiting her cousin, Miss Mina Hannah, of upper Trail Creek.
    S. P. Oliver is having a fine new residence erected. J. W. Warren has the contract.
    Arthur Morrison is with John Nelson's thresher. Mr. Nelson has a large run this year.
    We understand that the work of taking fish at the hatchery will not begin until September 1st.
    W. T. Housten and his son, Frank, are hauling a great amount of lumber from J. G. Briscoe's mill to Central Point.
    Ed Briscoe, accompanied by his sisters, Lulu and Eda, drove down to Eagle Point after supplies one day last week.
    J. L. Ragsdale was taken quite sick from the effect of a bad cold and was taken to Medford Wednesday to consult a physician.
    Frank Hammond passed through Trail last Sunday on his way to the hatchery. Frank's business calls him up this way quite often.
    Little Clara Sherman, daughter of Squire Sherman, is recovering from an attack of the chills. Dr. Officer, of Eagle Point, treated her.
    There is a great deal of travel over the Rogue River road, timber men as well as a great many going to Crater Lake and other pleasure resorts.
    Mrs. S. E. Inlow was visited Wednesday by Mrs. S. Wilson, Mrs. J. W. Warren, Mrs. T. J. Fry and Miss Anna Fry. Music and other amusements helped to pass away a very pleasant day.
    George Leabo and Ira Dawson took John Marden to Gold Hill last Tuesday. Mr. Marden, who has been working for Dr. Ray in the mine on Elk Creek, seemed to have the measles. We all hope that it will not be serious.
Medford Mail, August 29, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    The Glass threshing machine is at work on Big Sticky.
    Mrs. T. C. Norris, of Jacksonville, is visiting Mr. Brown and family.
    Mrs. Nettie Glass and Mrs. J. G. Martin were trading in Medford Saturday.
    Mr. Love and family, of the Meadows, called today en route to Ashland, their future home.
    Antioch district will want a teacher for the fall term that is firm and has no pets nor favorites, but treats all alike.
    Rev. Darby did not fill his appointment at Moonville last Sunday, as was announced at the 11 o'clock sermon at Antioch.
    Mr. A. L. Gall, the pioneer druggist of Moonville, has disposed of his property and business interests there and will seek a new location.
    Mr. York, the wide-awake real estate dealer of Medford, accompanied by other gentlemen, passed through here today for the Meadows section.
    Pelton's threshing machine is still at work in Sams Valley, making slow progress, as they have a third more straw to contend with than usual.
    Prof. Miller was one of the successful applicants at the last teachers' examination and is engaged to teach the Asbestos district school, which began August 25th.
    C. B.  Fitzgerald, of Moonville, is acting as postmaster and merchant of Sams Valley, while Mr. Williams and bride are rusticating on the headwaters of Evans Creek.
    E. C. Pomeroy passed through here Wednesday with his threshing machine, the "Agitator." All threshing is completed in his section, and he has a few crops engaged near Central Point.
    A petition is being circulated here to have the schedule time changed on the star route from Sams Valley to Prospect and is numerously signed by the patrons on the route, so that all weekly mail will reach its office Saturday.
    We have just received the sad intelligence of the sudden death of our friend Mr. Geo. W. Smith, a former resident of this place, but now located in Red Bluff, Calif. He leaves a wife and a large family of grown-up children to mourn his death.
Medford Mail, August 29, 1902, page 5


Talent News Items.
    Prof. G. R. Carlock has resigned his position in C. W. Wolters' store and will open the Talent schools on Monday next.
    The chapel car has gone to Central Point, but we all feel that they did grand work at Talent and if they ever return they will receive a hearty welcome.
    On Saturday of last week George Morris, of Sacramento, arrived in Talent to see his father, Caswell Morris, whom he has not seen or heard of for fifteen years.
    Your correspondent was at the very pleasant home of A. R. Bradney, on Anderson Creek, one day last week and while there Mr. B. invited us to take a walk over his farm and garden. He has corn growing over thirteen feet in height, and quite a number of the stalks are eight feet from the ground to the ear. Mr. Bradney has a nice, cozy little home.
Medford Mail, September 5, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Miss Dora Williamson, of Grants Pass, was the guest of Mrs. O. P. McGee last Sunday.
    O. P. McGee and family returned last week from their trip to the Josephine County caves.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henderson have been receiving a visit from Mr. H.'s father and brother and the latter's wife.
    J. J. Fryer and his son-in-law, Floyd Pearce, and family have gone on a trip to various places of interest in the mountains.
    Geo. Brown & Sons have been remodeling the interior of their store, putting in a new floor, new counters, and fixing it up in fine shape.
    Rev. Goode, of the Free Methodist Church, assisted by members of that denomination, is holding protracted meetings here. Quite a bit of interest is being manifested in them.
    Mrs. Geo. Brown, accompanied by her son, Merritt, went to Roseburg last week to visit her daughter, Mrs. Paul Van Scoy. Merritt also took in the wild west show at that place Saturday.
    Mrs. A. J. Florey, who has been visiting her parents at Prospect, returned home last week. She was accompanied by her cousin, Mrs. Ella Brown, who was returning to her home in Douglas County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jonas and son, Jake, returned last Saturday from their outing in Blue Canyon. They report having had a very pleasant time. Mrs. Jonas says the fish in the lakes in Blue Canyon are the finest she ever tasted.
    On Thursday of last week Mrs. A. M. Thomas was visited by two of her daughters, and her granddaughter, Miss Keitha Conn, of Douglas County. Her grandson, Vane Maury, of Coquille City, was also visiting her last week.
    Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Moomaw, who started a short time ago for Coos County to visit their son, arrived there safely five days after leaving here. They found Ben and his family in good health and doing well. They expect to start for home on the 15th inst.
    A few weeks ago I sent an ad to the Mail for Baxter Robinson, offering his household goods for sale. He now wants the ad taken out, as he has sold everything and could have sold more if he had had it. The Mail is all right as an advertising medium.
    Miss Bertha Peachey came out from their mountain home last week to spend some time here. Her brother, Bert, has been hauling lumber for their new house and now has the material nearly all on the ground. They will commence building the house in a few days, as Mr. Peachey expects to begin his school in Mt. Pitt district on the 15th inst.
    When I last wrote for the Mail I was in Fort Klamath. I left there on Monday morning, August 25th, on the homeward trip, accompanied by two gentlemen from Iowa, who had been out in search of timber claims. They went out from Ashland over the Ashland-Klamath Falls road in company with several others, who were also looking for timber claims. When we reached the summit this side of Fort Klamath they expressed their surprise at finding such good roads, and the farther we came the more they were surprised. They declared that if they were in Klamath Falls and had to go to Ashland, they would come by way of Ft. Klamath rather than go over the Ashland-Klamath Falls road. But the timber along the route was what took their eyes. They would select one of those large sugar pine trees, and say: "Just look at that! That will make 5000 feet of clear lumber, and there is a tree eighty feet without a limb; there is one eight feet in diameter," etc. They also admired the beautiful scenery--the Anna Creek Canyon, Castle Creek, Rogue River Gorge, Mill Creek Falls, etc. In fact they were completely captivated by our country and its productions. If the business men of Medford would put forth a little more energy and let the people in the East know of the difference in the two routes, and do as Ashland does--have men to solicit for the Rogue River route via Crater Lake, etc.--the tide of travel would soon go that way altogether.
Medford Mail, September 5, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Watt Beebe of Mount district is in our midst gathering cattle.
    The sorghum crop is unusually good and will soon do to manufacture.
    Mr. Amick and daughter, Miss Eva, were trading in Medford Friday.
    The Pelton steam thresher has, at last, reached the L. C. Coleman place.
    Miss Mira Askew and C. F. Martin made a trip to Gold Hill Thursday, on their wheels.
    Wm. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. James Briscoe of Evans Creek were trading in Medford Friday.
    Mr. Davis and family are leaving their mountain home and returning to Davisville, near Medford.
    Miss Gertrude Richardson of Beagle will teach the fall term of school at Mountain district, beginning Sept. 1, 1902.
    Mrs. S. H. Glass, accompanied by Mrs. Geo. W. Stacy, were visiting the former's daughter, Mrs. R. Dean of Tolo, Wednesday.
    W. A. Hall of the Meadows, who recently purchased the drug business of A. L. Gall of Sams Valley, will enlarge the building and otherwise improve the property. He will also increase the drug stock.
    Miss Lila Sackett, one of the most competent and successful teachers of the county, made us a pleasant call this morning, en route from her mountain home in the Meadows to Medford. She informs us that her nine months' school begins at Phoenix on the 8th of September.

Medford Mail,
September 5, 1902, page 5


Woodville Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Witt visited relatives here Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Moore visited their daughters here Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cox visited relatives in Central Point Sunday.
    Mrs. G. L. Scott visited her son, George, in Grants Pass Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. J. Cox and daughter, Miss Bertha, returned from their trip to Crater Lake Wednesday.
    Mr. Joseph Myerthong, who has spent the summer here, returned to Eastern Oregon Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Rogers, of Grants Pass, visited the home of Rev. A. Brown last Sunday.
    School opened Monday for a four months' term, with Miss Badger of Ashland as teacher.
    Our postmaster, who has been suffering with dropsy, is much improved, we are pleased to learn.
    Misses Hattie VanOrder and Addie Jones were in Grants Pass, Tuesday, having dental work done.
    Mr. Hackett, of Grants Pass, has purchased Mr. B. A. Lowell's prune crop and has moved here to dry the same.
    Mrs. Mark Whipple and two sons arrived here Saturday from Eastern Oregon to make their future home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wickstrum, of the Evans Creek mine, returned from Portland Tuesday, where they have been for the past week.
    Work is again resumed on the new church, and it is to be hoped will soon be completed, which would have been by this time but for the burning of the lumber in the factory at Grants Pass.
Medford Mail, September 12, 1902, page 3


Talent News Items.
    Miss Bertha Dunlap is teaching the Patterson school.
    Mrs. D. Vincent and Mrs. Walter, of Merrill, Klamath County, are stopping on Wagner Creek putting up fruit.
    Prof. G. R. Carlock and Miss Grey are teaching the Talent school. They have fifty-five pupils in attendance.
    Caswell Morris expects to start to Sacramento, Calif., on Friday of this week to see his son, George, and perhaps he will spend the winter down there.
    On Tuesday of this week, about 6 o'clock in the morning, a couple of men from Tule Lake were passing W. W. Estes' place and saw some turkeys. The temptation to shoot was so great that they could not resist, and fired three shots at them, killing one. Mr. Estes had gone to one of the neighbors, and when he was notified of the fact he started for Ashland and swore out a warrant for the arrest of the parties. Constable Long followed them to Soda Springs, where he arrested them. They pled guilty and were fined $12.50.
Medford Mail, September 12, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    The roads are crowded with teams this week hauling wood to the different towns of the valley.
    Budd Martin, of Roseburg, is spending a pleasant week at Table Rock, the guest of Mrs. Jennings and family.
    R. R. Porter and W. R. Byrum are both completing their barns this week. They are good frame structures and add very much to the appearance of their respective farms.
    Louis Warner, accompanied by Miss Kate Angle and Miss Lillian Barr, were visitors at Table Rock Sunday. Miss B. remained and is now assisting with the work of making up the assessment roll.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Morine expect to start for their Elk Creek place this week, to be gone for some time. This will afford them a splendid outing which many of us would enjoy, could we spare the time.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, September 12, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    The Free Methodists conducted revival services here last week.
    Our school opened last Monday morning, with Prof. R. Jonas as principal and Mrs. John R. Cook as primary teacher.
    J. J. Fryer and grandson, Austin Green, and Floyd Pearce and family returned last week from the huckleberry patch. Their return was hastened somewhat by the illness of Austin, he being taken sick while in the mountains. They report having had a very pleasant time and succeeded in getting forty gallons of berries. Mrs. D. J. S. Pearce and son and daughter were also of the party, but they did not return until later.
    On Wednesday of last week your correspondent started for Ft. Klamath with a load of tomatoes and a few sacks of the famous Eagle Point onions. On the way I passed a large number of teams loaded with lumber from the mills up Rogue River; also met quite a number of teams going to the valley for fruit and supplies, and a good many Rogue River Valley people who were returning home from Klamath County, where they had been working during haying. While I was at Fort Klamath, H. L. Nelson and C. H. Blaesser, of Iowa, came in with a quantity of relics which they had dug up at the old fort and which they intended taking home with them. Mr. Nelson also had a stone that he dived to the bottom of Crater Lake after, where the water was six or seven feet deep. They had quite a collection of curios. Saturday morning I met John Plymale, of Medford, and John Millsap, of Ashland, at the Hoyt Hotel in Ft. Klamath. Mr. Plymale recently had one bone of his right arm broken by a horse, at Chewaucan, but he and Mr. Millsap were on their way to the huckleberry patch to have a good time. Saturday afternoon I called on A. Hoyt and family. Mrs. Hoyt is in poor health, and is talking of going to Medford for medical treatment. I also called on Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Culbertson, formerly of Jackson County. They have one of the finest stock ranches in that section. James W. Pew and several other Jackson County [residents] are visiting at Fort Klamath and vicinity. When I arrived at Fort Klamath there was almost a flour famine; one man who had a few sacks asked $1.85 per sack for it, but by this time they have a full supply on hand. The temperature out there varies considerably. Last Friday morning the thermometer registered thirty degrees above zero, and at 10 o'clock a.m. it had reached eighty degrees. How is that for a change? I reached home on Tuesday, accompanied by Mr. Nelson and Mr. Blaesser, both of whom are delighted with our country.
Medford Mail, September 12, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mr. Miner was a Gold Hill visitor last Sunday.
    Mrs. Foster was a Gold Hill visitor last Saturday.
    Miss Anna Noah is stopping with Mr. Nutt and family.
    Miss Ada Swinden was visiting relatives at Grants Pass recently.
    John Noah is engaged at work for Dr. Ray at the Braden mine.
    Emmett Sutton, who is working with Savage Bros.' threshing machine, spent Sunday at home.
    Miss Nina Householder, who has been visiting relatives at Dillard, Ore., is home for a short visit.
    Elmer Nichols and wife returned home from Elk Creek last week, where they have been on a hunting expedition.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols, who live near Central Point, spent Saturday and Sunday as guests of Elmer Nichols and family.
    Braden & Graham have been milling their rich ore at their mill near town, which averaged $60 to the ton. The gentlemen have a good mine, which they intend to work soon with quite a force of men.
Medford Mail, September 12, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
    George Brown has returned from Klamath County, where he has been prospecting for a cattle ranch.
    Mr. McCray, the genial gentleman who surveyed the ditch, was here on a short business visit last week.
    Miss Donna Bell began her school at Big Butte school house last Monday. She will make her home at Mr. John Obenchain's.
    Mr. Rogers, of the camp hotel, who was on the sick list for a few days, has recovered, and was at Medford during the first of the week buying supplies.
    Mr. Williams, the president and business manager of the Fish Lake Ditch Co., is making his headquarters here, and is one of the boys among the hands on the ditch.
    Dan Morris, the superintendent of construction, has his hands full giving grades on the ditch, looking after the work and keeping the company's interests well in hand.
    The fruit is good and abundant in this vicinity. There is plenty of work at good wages, and there is no excuse for anyone who is able to work to be loafing in or about Brownsboro.
    The Fish Lake Ditch camp is now located one mile west of Brownsboro on the West farm. A part of the camp is at the drop which is on Bert West's and Bradshaw's land. The water is coming slowly but is an absolute certainty.
    Two families from Los Angeles, Cal., stopped at Capt. West's last Wednesday night on their way to Big Butte Creek, where they will camp for a month fishing and hunting. They were under the direction and pilotage of Burt West, who has a reputation as one of the most successful deer slayers in this section. The camp was enlarged on Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. George West, who will take a week or ten days' outing and enjoy the company of their friends from Los Angeles.

Medford Mail, September 12, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    A dense smoke hovers over the Table Rock country.
    Wm. Jones, a prosperous farmer of Beagle, was trading in Medford Tuesday.
    Mr. Von der Hellen, of Wellen, called today while en route to L. C. Bolle's place in the Meadows.
    Wm. Carter, of the Meadows, went to Medford Wednesday with some beef cattle for Mr. Barneburg, the butcher.
    Mrs. Jesse Richardson, of Beagle, was a delegate from New Hope Church to the Baptist Association, which met in Ashland last week.
    A. L. Gall and family, of Sams Valley, will leave in a few days for Marshfield, Coos County, where they will make their future home.
    The Pelton threshing machine has completed its work in the Antioch section, and Mr. Pelton has housed the machine at his home in Sams Valley for 1902.
Medford Mail, September 12, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    John H. Downing spent several days at Ashland last week.
    Mrs. Howard Perkins, of Tolo, was trading here on Tuesday.
    There is a large amount of wheat being shipped from here each week.
    J. R. Tyball, of Trail Creek, was trading with our merchants Tuesday.
    J. C. Callahan, of Sams Valley, was in for supplies the first of the week.
    G. S. Hesselgrave is having a siege with rheumatism. Dr. G. B. Cole is in attendance.
    Mr. and Mrs. Minthorn, of Evans Creek, was trading with our merchants last Saturday.
    Miss Lizzie Gibson left for Ashland last week, where she will attend the State Normal School.
    Merritt Elliott and wife are spending the week at Gold Hill, attending the Soldiers' and Sailors' Reunion.
    Rev. Jacques, of the Chapel Car Emanuel, is holding a series of meetings here, which are largely attended.
    Isaac Kent, who has been confined to his room for several weeks with a broken leg, is now able to be out on his crutches.
    Mr. Newton, of Missouri, a brother of Mrs. W. W. Edington, arrived here last week, and will visit with relatives for several days.
    Mrs. L. L. Freeman and children, of Marysville, Calif., who have been spending several weeks with relatives and friends here, returned home last week.
    Our public school opened last Monday with a large attendance. Prof. A. J. Hanby, principal; Prof. Jos. Bish, Mrs. A. J. Hanby and Miss Zuda Owens assistant teachers.
DEATH OF MRS. J. J. KINCAID.
    DIED.--Mrs. Ellen Kincaid, wife of J. J. Kincaid, died at the family home, near Tolo, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 1902, aged 53 years, 7 months and 10 days.
    Deceased, whose maiden name was Ellen Hardin, was born in Louis County, Iowa. She, together with her husband and children, came to Oregon in 1876, where they have since lived at their home near Tolo.
    His home, like many others, has been broken. Death has been here and called away a companion, mother, sister and friend from our side. But the relatives may rest assured that as they are now, so once was she; as she is now they will soon be, for time is winging us away to an eternal home. "Life is but a winter's day, a journey to the tomb." Goodbyes come often here, but there are no goodbyes in Heaven.
    She leaves a husband, three children and seven grandchildren, besides other near relatives, to mourn their loss. Rev. E. B. Lockhart conducted the funeral services, and the remains were laid to rest in Central Point cemetery Friday.
    The family is very thankful to friends for their kindness during their trouble.
DEATH OF MRS. A. F. CARPENTER.
    DIED.--Olive R. Evans was born in the state of Michigan, June 14, 1836, and departed this life Monday, Sept. 15, 1902, being 66 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
    She was united in marriage to Aaron F. Carpenter, Oct. 20, 1861, with whom she had traveled life's rugged journey for nearly 41 years. She leaves a sorrowing husband and three daughters, Mrs. Sarah E. Robertson, Mrs. Angelia S. Cox, and Miss Lilly V. Wilson, to mourn their loss. She had been lingering between life and death for many months, but she bore her great suffering with patience and fortitude and never murmured.
    She was always a faithful wife and mother and a true and earnest friend. The faithful husband done all he could to care for her during her sickness, and so hoped she would regain her strength. But alas, for earthly hopes! The "golden bowl is broken," the jewel has been taken away, and only the casket of clay has been returned to us to mock our grief, and remind us of our loss.
    The funeral services were held at the family home, two miles west of town, Rev. E. B. Lockhart officiating, after which the remains were taken to Jacksonville cemetery and laid to rest, on Wednesday September 17th.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 3


Talent News Items.
    Hon. Matthew Stewart is in attendance at the soldiers' reunion at Gold Hill this week.
    We understand there is a party here from California who intends to prospect what is known as the Trombly mine, on the divide between Wagner Creek and Anderson Creek.
    Your correspondent has been in attendance at the Free Methodist camp meeting at Phoenix for several days. They have been having good attendance and the very best of order, which speaks well for the people of Phoenix and vicinity.
    Quite a number of real estate transfers have been made in and around Talent recently. S. G. Netherland has sold his property in Talent to a gentleman from Umatilla County; W. R. Lamb has sold the place which he purchased from Robert Gray to a Mr. Lane, from the Willamette Valley; M. L. Pellett has bought the Reuben Rhodes farm, consideration $3600; J. D. Dorsey has sold his place on Anderson Creek, and we understand that James Harvey has disposed of his farm and will go to Oakland, Calif., to reside.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Rev. A. Brown was at Grants Pass Saturday.
    Work is progressing rapidly on the new church.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shirely, Sept. 15th, a son.
    Rev. Haberly preached here Sunday morning and evening.
    Mr. Thompson, of Wimer, went to Grants Pass Friday on business.
    Mr. Caley, who has rented on the Chas. White farm for the past two years, has rented a farm near Central Point. Mr. Caley is an enterprising young man and our loss is Central Point's gain.
    Mr. Stanley, of Ashland, is here looking after his mining interest.
    G. W. Owings and daughter, Miss Madge, made a business trip to Grants Pass Saturday.
    L. Fisher, who has been clerking in Mr. Heart's store during the latter's illness, has gone to Salem.
    Albert Cox has returned from Green Station, Douglas County, where he has been for the past week.
    David Ball and Jerry Heckathorn are running an ice cream stand at Gold Hill during the reunion.
    The sawmill on Evans Creek has shut down for the season. There is enough lumber on the yard to keep the teams hauling two months yet.
    Mrs. J. E. Cox and daughters, Misses Hattie and Rula, and Addie and Mary Jones, returned from Roseburg Sunday evening, where they accompanied Mr. and Mrs. McCaw and family and Mrs. Gorsline, who were returning home to Washington after a six weeks' visit in Southern Oregon, they also expect to visit the coast before returning home.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg returned Sunday evening from a month's stay at their homestead on Evans Creek.
    Postmaster J. L. Hammersley is on the street again, having recovered from his recent attack of typhoid fever.
    Harry, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Young, is very low with spinal meningitis. Dr. Moore of Grants Pass is in attendance.
    The annual encampment of the G.A.R. of Southern Oregon, began at this place Monday. The committee is at their wits' ends to furnish accommodation to visiting comrades, their attendance has so much increased over former years. Medford, Ashland, Jacksonville, Central Point, Eagle Point and Grants Pass are well represented among the camping comrades.
    The Rebekah lodge of this place gave a grand reception and banquet to their friends on Wednesday evening, in Odd Fellows hall, in honor of the anniversary of the order. Many members of the order and friends were in attendance from Ashland, Medford, Jacksonville and Grants Pass, and all pronounced a first-class time; many words of praise were given the sisters of this lodge for the manner in which everything was conducted in entertaining their friends.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    H. L. Appel, the barber, went to Gold Hill Tuesday upon business.
    The young folks will have a harvest dance in Eagle Point on Friday evening, September 19th.
    A. H. Peachey has commenced the construction of his house on the lots he purchased from A. J. Daley.
    James Baker has been making some improvements about his saloon. Charles Hayes did the work for him.
    A. C. Howlett has put up two new signs on the Sunnyside Hotel that are attracting considerable attention.
    Stevens & Bradshaw's thresher came into this neighborhood last Sunday and is doing the threshing in this section.
    Wm. Beale, of Mt. Pitt, and John Smith, of Eagle Point, started last Tuesday for Ft. Klamath with two loads of onions.
    Frank Tungate and George Beale and their families, of Mt. Pitt precinct, are attending the reunion at Gold Hill this week.
    Mrs. George Brown returned last Saturday from Roseburg, where she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Paul Van Scoy.
    Mrs. Gladys Haymond was called to Woodville Monday to attend at the bedside of her grandmother, Mrs. Hunter, who is very ill.
    Rev. and Mrs. Kennedy were the guests of John R. Cook and family last week. Mr. Kennedy was looking for a location and talks some of buying property in Eagle Point.
    Carlton & Officer are receiving their stock of hardware and will soon be prepared to supply our people with anything in that line. They will also put in a stock of vehicles.
    Prof. Robert Jonas and Miss Hattie Howlett went up to Mt. Pitt precinct last week to attend the wedding of Prof. J. A. Bish and Miss Anna Peachey, which occurred on Wednesday, the 10th.
    Two men, one from Idaho, and the other from Ashland, stopped at the Sunnyside last Sunday night. They started from Medford Sunday morning, but did not reach Eagle Point until evening, having traveled all day trying to find the right road. This shows the necessity of having signboards at the forks of the roads.
    We have had a change in our business management since last week, Jerry Heckathorn having purchased the confectionery store and ice cream parlor of Mr. Calhoun, also the building known as the old Pool hall. While we are glad to have Mr. Heckathorn settle among us, we also regret having to part with Mr. Calhoun, for he appears to be a very fine young man, and the community will feel his loss.
    We are pained to chronicle the death of Miss Delphia Fredenburg, which occurred at the home of her parents, on Big Butte, on September 15, 1902. Several days before she ran a nail into her foot, resulting in blood poisoning, which caused her death. Deceased was about sixteen years of age. She was an estimable young lady and will be greatly missed from the circle of friends with whom she associated. The family has the sympathy of their many friends.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
    Dolph Carlton's brother, from Kansas, is paying him a visit and looking over the country with an eye to business.
    Mr. and Mrs. George West and Bert West returned from their camp on Big Butte Creek last Friday and report having a good time.
    Mr. Williams, president of the Fish Lake Company, made a business trip to Medford last week, but returned to the camp last Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. Chamberlain and two daughters, in company with Carral Stanley and Mrs. Correlton and son, left for a trip to Crater Lake. 
    Mr. Rogers, who has had charge of the camp hotel of the ditch company, has left with his family for McCallister Springs and Fish Lake, where they will rest and camp until October, then return to their home in Sams Valley.
    L. N. Best and family, M. Rissenger and his four sons and Mr. Lockwood, all of Los Angeles, Calif., are still in camp on Big Butte and laugh at the hot weather. Cool shady, cool water and plenty of fish. Mr. Best will, in all probability, buy a home near the present camp.
    The water in the Fish Lake Ditch is now running to Eagle Gulch, within two miles of the drop. There is a good force at work blasting out the few high places, under the direction of a competent foreman, and the work is moving ahead with an earnestness that assures a speedy flow of water at the drop.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Rev. Hollcroft preached his farewell sermon at Antioch, on Sunday at 11 o'clock.   
    The Southern Oregon Coal Company of the Meadows are now prospecting on the Briner place.
    Miss Hughes, of Medford, will teach the fall term of school at Antioch, beginning September 22nd.
    Chas. Carter, of the Meadows, lost a valuable work horse Tuesday. While driving home from the valley the horse became sick with bots and died.
    Your correspondent, his wife and son, Carl, made a brief visit to the Meadows Wednesday. We note many changes, and improvements along the route, which have been made during the past year. Mr. Gardiner is building quite an addition to his barn; he also has a promising crop of corn. F. Mayfield, Flory Musty and E. C. Pomeroy, all progressive and leading citizens of that section, are clearing up their land, with a view of increasing the acreage, both in fruit and grass. We found the mountain road bridges and culverts all in good condition, which have quite recently been completed by J. D. Welch, the well-known sawmill man. He also has the contract of delivering 50,000 thousand feet of lumber to Central Point.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Foster was the guest of Mrs. Nutt, recently.
    Drs. Braden & McDougall were doing business in Gold Hill Thursday.
    Willie Knotts, who has been sick, is better. Dr. Morrill of Gold Hill was in attendance.
    George Marden is quite sick with typhoid fever. Dr. Chisholm is the attending physician.
    Mrs. Sutton and Miss Ethel Brown were visiting in Gold Hill Wednesday afternoon.
    Mrs. Lula Darling of Gold Hill spent a day recently visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noe.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dungey, of Galls Creek, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Graham last Sunday.
    The people of this section would welcome a good shower of rain just now to clear away the smoke.
    Fred Brown will leave soon for Etna, Cal., for a visit with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bean.
    Emmet Sutton and family of Kanes Creek have become residents of the Joe Hammersley place near town.
    Herman Winders has returned home from Klamathon, Cal., where he has been working since last spring.
    Ike Householder has been engaged several days this week, hauling hay to Gold Hill for Mr. McDougall.
    Mrs. John Chandler is expected home from California soon, where she has been spending the summer with her parents.
    Miss Anna Noah, who has been staying with Mrs. Nutt for some time, left last week for the hop yards near Grants Pass, where she has employment for the next two weeks.
    Fred Reese and Mrs. Birdsey returned home from Crescent City Thursday. They report a fine time, having killed one deer and caught plenty of fish.
    Fred Tayler, of Galls Creek, who has been working in the mines at Quartz Valley, California, passed through here last Saturday en route home to visit his parents for a few weeks.
    The Dardanelles school will begin on September 22nd, with Miss Floy McNeil, of Gold Hill, as teacher. She has taught two successful terms here, and her engagement for a third term is satisfactory to the patrons of the school.
    Joel Stover, who has had a part of the Chavner farm rented for the past five years, will move on the Darling place, near Gold Hill, as soon as his threshing is finished. Mr. Coffee has rented the Chavner farm for a term of years.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Hop picking is finished on Applegate. The crop was a fairly good one.
    The people who went from here to the huckleberry patch have all returned home, loaded down with that luscious fruit.
    J. Broad and family have returned from their outing at Pelican Bay. They report many sightseers in that section.
    D. J. S. Pearce and sons will operate their two large giants this winter. They anticipate a good cleanup in the spring.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed Russell have returned from Siskiyou County, California, and will again become residents of Forest Creek.
    Church services were held here on the second Sunday of this month. The appointment will be filled regularly each month.
    Lee Caton expects to operate his hydraulic plant on the right-hand fork this winter. Lee is a steady worker and deserves success.
    James Davies and family have returned from their quite extended visit to Lakeview. They came home by the Rogue River route.
    E. P. Vickroy has returned from a visit to Yreka, Calif. He has leased his farm and mine on Forest Creek to Wm. Bostwick for another year.
    James Armpriest has forty-six head of hogs in pasture on the Herron place, two miles south of Medford, which he will sell. Address him at Jacksonville.
    The quartz mill at the Oregon Belle mine has been undergoing repairs for the past month. Previous to this work they took out a large amount of very rich ore.
Medford Mail, September 19, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Monday in our city.
    Mr. Wilson, of Applegate, has become a resident of our town.
    Mrs. W. C. Leever and Mrs. E. Mayer spent Tuesday in Medford.
    A. J. Daley, one of Eagle Point's merchants, was in town this week
    Mrs. M. Case, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants one day last week.
    John Grieve, of Prospect, is spending a few weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Thos. Herriott.
    Clark Rippey now holds a position as clerk in the mercantile establishment of J. W. Merritt.
    Mrs. Maria Purkeypile, who spent last week with relatives at Gold Hill, returned home last week.
    Dr. J. Hinkle, who has been very ill the past week, is now able to be on the streets again.
    Mrs. Ida Tschudy, who has been very ill with malarial fever for several days, is still quite sick.
    Miss Roberta Rippey left Sunday for Creswell, Douglas County, to take charge of the public school for a term of nine months. The people of Creswell are fortunate in securing so able an instructor.
    Geo. Edwards, an assayer from Denver, Colo., spent a day in town this week upon business.
    Mrs. Sarah A. Wilson, who has been spending several months with relatives in Washington, returned home this week.
    Mrs. Booth Lee and daughter, Maude, and Misses Flossie Briscoe and Julia Olssen spent Saturday in Medford.
    L. Kelsoe and family, who have been spending the past three months in Josephine County, returned home this week.
    Wm. Carey, one of Gold Hill's prominent business men, was here the first of the week looking after his business interests.
    James Wilson and family and Mrs. Mary Cornish, who have been picking hops near Grants Pass for some weeks, returned home a few days ago.
    J. W. Jacobs and family have taken up their residence at Ashland, where Mr. Jacobs has employment with the Southern Oregon Marble Company.
    On Tuesday night of last week someone entered I. F. Williams' room while he was asleep, and stole over one hundred dollars from his pockets. There is no clue to the burglars.
Medford Mail, September 26, 1902, page 3


Talent News Items.
    Miss Reed, of Medford, is visiting in Talent this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. Anderson of Merrill, are putting up fruit on the Helms place.
    Mrs. C. W. Wolters has been quite sick the last week. Dr. Jones of Medford was in attendance.
    Bud Inman, of Klamathon, was visiting his mother in this city during the early part of the week.
    Mrs. S. G. Netherland, who has been spending the summer in California, is expected home soon.
    F. D. Netherland and J. Wilcox, building contractors, will soon complete the large barn on the Payne place.
    M. L. Pellett, the fruit grower, is soon to begin making improvements on the Rhodes place, which he has recently purchased.
    Art Jacobs suffered a severe loss early Tuesday morning in the burning of a hundred-and-fifty-ton stock of hay, presumably the work of incendiaries.
    The Talent depot has been the scene of much busy life during the last month, thousands of boxes of fruit having been shipped by the fruit growers of this vicinity.
    The Talent School Library Society will favor the public with one of their inimitable socials in the near future, the object being to increase their already exhaustive library.
    John Cameron, who has been running a hay baler in this valley, has sent east for his wife intending to make this his future home. They will live temporarily in the Jas. Garrin house on the corner of Main and Front streets.
Medford Mail, September 26, 1902, page 3


Brownsboro Items.
    The frost of last week did no damage but cooled the atmosphere considerably. All fruit is maturing rapidly since the change in the weather.
    There is an almost continual travel on the road through this place by people going to look for homestead and timber land.
    Ralph Gregg, foreman of the rock and powder gang on the ditch, reports that all drilling and blasting will be completed to the drop by September 30th.
    The steady demand for land is causing prices to move up a little each month. Land in the vicinity of Brownsboro has increased in value 25 percent in the past six months.
    L. N. Best has bought the Hall ranch, on Four Bit Creek, and will make a home of it next summer. Mr. Best is a conductor on the Southern Pacific between Los Angeles, Calif., and Yuma, Arizona.
    Mr. Clark, secretary of the Fish Lake Ditch Company, is here, and in company with the president, Mr. Williams, is making a careful inspection of the work on the ditch. Water is now running in the ditch to Dead Horse Gulch, on Mr. Miller's place, and in a few days will be running over the drop on the West ranch.
Medford Mail, September 26, 1902, page 3


Woodville Items.
    Rev. Dr. Holt will preach here next Sunday.
    Miss Lucy Swagerty is spending a few weeks at Grants Pass.
    Mrs. Gladys Haymond of Eagle Point is here visiting relatives.
    We are glad to state that Grandma Harber is much improved.
    Miss Lizzie Hoover, of Medford, is here with a fine line of millinery goods.
    E. G. Borden, who has been in San Francisco for the past month, returned Sunday.
    Friday, while W. R. Carter was unloading peaches, his horses became frightened and ran away. The team ran against the Wilson hotel porch, knocking the hack bed off, and then ran into a cart loaded with peaches. No further damage was done, save the paving of the street a short distance with peaches.
    W. V. Jones and daughter, Addie, entertained a number of their friends Monday evening, the occasion being the 48th birthday of Mr. Jones. Good music and social games were indulged in, and an elegant supper was served. About 11 o'clock the company departed well pleased with their evening's entertainment, and in wishing Mr. Jones many happy returns of his natal day.
Medford Mail, September 26, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Florence Bolt is on the sick list with malarial fever.
    Walter Gray left Sunday for Big Butte, to look after his ranch property on Ginger Creek
    Mrs. Ida Betts and son, Merrill, left Tuesday for Los Angeles to reside and engage in the lodging house business at that place.
    Harry Hammond, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Young, died at their home on Sept. 23, 1902, at the age of seven years. Interment at the Rock Point cemetery.
    J. J. Houck last week sold the Bowden mine to the Yellow Jacket Mining Company, composed mostly of Los Angeles capitalists. S. W. McClendon is a shareholder and general manager of the company at this place. The price paid for the Bowden was $40,000.
    S. S. Johnson, of Minnesota, and A. E. Kellogg left Saturday for a stay of several days in the upper Big Butte and Mt. Pitt district, looking up timber lands. Mr. Johnson and associates recently purchased of the state all the unsold school lands west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, and he has spent the summer inspecting their new properties.
Medford Mail, September 26, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    B. R. Porter made a flying trip to Klamath County last week to look after some beef cattle which he was pasturing there.
    A party of about a dozen young folks visited the West Table Rock Sunday and returned well pleased with the beautiful view of the valley.
    Miss Thora Smith, of Talent, is making splendid progress with her school, and we predict that it will be the most profitable term the pupils have attended for many months.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams received the sad news of the death of Miss Delpha Fredenburg at Mt. Pitt last Wednesday afternoon and made nearly the entire drive from here after night.
    The Glass threshing machine pulled into this country Tuesday morning, which was good news to the farmers, as they were fearing a rain storm and some of the grain was very poorly stacked and would have fared badly from a storm.
    Emmett Nealon met with a very painful accident last week while hauling wood to Dr. Ray's dam on Rogue River. His arm was caught between the front wheel and rack and was terribly bruised; fortunately no bones were broken, but it will be some time before he will do any more such work.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, September 26, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. Floyd Pearce, of Forest Creek, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
    Prof. A. H. Peachey commenced the fall term of school in Mt. Pitt district last Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Appel went to Gold Hill last week, where Mr. Appel had charge of a barber shop during the reunion.
    Eli Ellis and son, Henry, returned from their trip to Siskiyou County, California, last Saturday, and are again stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    A. Letcher and son came up from Grants Pass last Sunday to visit A. Morton and family, and to go with Mr. Morton on a hunting expedition.
    Our Young People's Meeting is growing in interest, and the attendance is good. The election of officers will take place next Sunday evening. A full attendance is desired.
    Thos. Hawkins, recently from Missouri, has rented the Heckathorn farm. Mrs. Heckathorn and son, Jerry, will reside in Eagle Point, where Jerry will conduct a confectionery store.
    There are quite a number of strangers here inquiring for land to rent or purchase. Our excellent school, the productiveness of the soil and the good water power are beginning to attract considerable attention.
    N. B. Nye, of Medford, was visiting his niece, Mrs. A. J. Florey, and family last week. He also visited his brother, Hon. Chauncey Nye, on Flounce Rock precinct. Mr. Nye was accompanied to Flounce Rock by Miss Floy Florey.
    Roy and Fate Sunderland, of Brownsboro, aged nine and eleven years, respectively, are among the leading fishermen in that section, they having caught thirty-five fish from Little Butte in an hour, some of which weighed two and a half pounds.
    Carl Stanley and sister, Rachel, accompanied by their aunt, Mrs. S. A. Carlton, and Mrs. Harry Carlton, started Monday morning for Crater Lake and Fort Klamath, to be gone several days. S. A. Carlton and his brother from the East went up to Olson's mill.
    The dance given by Messrs. Cingcade and Brown, last Friday evening, was a very pleasant affair. Twenty-five tickets were sold and all seemed to enjoy themselves very much. There is talk of having another dance and a basket supper in the near future, the proceeds to be used in buying a town organ.
    There is the usual rush here for houses to rent by families who wish to take advantage of our excellent school. Mr. Leabo, of Trail, has moved into the Brown-Haselton house; John Watkins and his son-in-law, George Phillips, have moved into the Riddle house; Mr. Lonigan has moved into the Pelling house, and there was a gentleman here the first of the week looking at the Daley house with a view to renting it. Wm. Smith has purchased the Fryer house and three acres of land on the north side of Little Butte, paying therefor $300, and there are others here who are talking of buying property.
Medford Mail, September 26, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    M. A. Houston and son, John, of Beagle, started their sorghum mill Monday morning.
    A heavy frost visited this section last Saturday night, killing all tomato and squash vines.
    William Carter, of the Meadows, moved Mr. Roberts and family to Medford the first of the week.
    Jesse Richardson, a pioneer of the county and a successful farmer of Beagle, was in Medford Friday.
    Our district school is progressing nicely under the efficient management of our new teacher, Miss Hewes.
    Jones Bros., of Jacksonville, are in our midst looking over Mrs. Karewski's mountain ranch with a view to either buying or renting.
    Fish are running quite plentifully in Rogue River, and the farmers are improving their opportunity by spearing them by torchlight.
    Ed. Raimey has disposed of his team and wagon and household effects, and will leave with his family in a few days for Red Bluff, Calif., their future home.
    L. C. Bolle, of Wellen, passed by here Monday on the way to his mountain home, in the Meadows, to gather his beef cattle to be delivered and weighed at Eagle Point.
    Thos. Bailey, the pioneer road supervisor of Jackson County, has returned from his trip to California much improved in health, and is now busily engaged in repairing the roads, bridges and culverts in his district.
    A small party, composed of Miss Hewes, Mrs. J. G. Martin, Miss Alberta Stacy, Roy Stacy and Carl Martin, climbed to the top of upper Table Rock Sunday. They report having a very enjoyable trip. The day was cool, the sky clear and bright, and the entire view of Rogue River Valley was interesting to look upon.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 3


Talent News Items.
    J. Inman went to Klamathon Tuesday with a load of fruit.
    Mrs. Kern, of Portland, made a short visit with the Oatmans last week
    The Ladies Aid Society has begun work again after a long vacation.
    Nat Firestone is making improvements on his Bear Creek place preparatory to moving there.
    H. D. Finch has moved from the Helms house to the Harvey place recently purchased by him.
    Jess and Charles Estes returned last week from Klamath County where they spent the summer.
    Grandpa Kirby, of Wagner Creek, died last Saturday and was buried Sunday in the Stearns cemetery.
    Prayer meeting will hereafter be held every Sunday evening in the Baptist church. Everyone is invited to attend.
    W. Waterman, who recently bought the Morris property, has returned from a month's stay on his property above Ashland.
    Fred Dunlap and Miss Bertha Wilcox, both of Talent, were united in wedlock on Sept. 29, at the residence of Rev. M. D. Wilson, Rev. Good officiating. They left on the midnight train for Santa Rosa, California.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Wm. T. Stidham, of Ashland, spent Sunday in the city.
    F. M. Fredenburg, of Big Butte, was trading here the first of the week.
    Mrs. E. C. Sherman and children, of Ashland, is visiting relatives here this week.
    J. E. Boswell left for Callahans, Calif., last week to visit his brother, Arthur Boswell.
    J. S. Rodgers and wife made friends at Phoenix a visit the first of the week.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Moore are visiting their son, Robert Moore, at Gold Hill this week.
    G. W. Priddy and wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Appel of Medford, spent Sunday with friends here.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, preached here last Sunday to a large and attentive audience.
    Miss Hazel Carey, of Coles, Calif., spent a few days here last week, the guest of Miss Mary Mee.
    Mrs. Minerva Tapping, of Applegate, visited her brother, Thos. Herriott, the first of the week.
    G. N. Hesselgrave, who has been confined to hs room with a very severe attack of rheumatism, is no better at this writing.
    Mrs. Moreland, who has been visiting her granddaughter, Mrs. W. C. Owen, of Hornbrook, returned home Sunday evening.
    Elder E. B. Lockhart has been returned to this charge for the next Conference year. His many friends here are glad to learn this.
    The ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps will give a "handkerchief bazaar" on Oct. 15th. Everybody is cordially invited to attend.
    Mrs. Andrews and Misses Doris and Maud Gregory, who have been visiting friends here the past week, returned to Grants Pass Thursday evening.
    Madams J. H. Gay, M. M. Cooksey, Maria Purkeypile, Lizzie Wright and Mary Oglesby attended the M.E. Conference held at Grants Pass last week.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    A. E. Kellogg is on the sick list with an attack of la grippe.
    Alex. Orme and family now occupy the J. H. Beeman residence on D Street.
    Billy McFarren is down from the north visiting his parents of this place a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wells returned Wednesday from their extended trip to England and the East.
    A large crowd from here attended the ball at Ray's dam Wednesday night and report a very pleasant time.
    Mrs. C. E. Morrell left the first of the week for Seattle to visit relatives for a few days, and from there she will extend her trip to Denver, Colo., for a stay of several months.
    The High Line Ditch Co. is actively engaged with 15 men doing improvement work on the ditch under the management of Capt. T. J. Pierce. They also have a surveying crew under Chas. Howard changing the route of the ditch in the Elk Creek district.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Eli Ellis went to Ashland on Thursday of last week, returning on Sunday.
    Rev. Kennedy, of Little Butte, was the guest of J. R. Cook one day last week.
    Wm. Ulrich and O. P. McGee brought out a large band of beef cattle the first of the week.
    Geo. Brown & Sons are buying a large quantity of our celebrated onions for future shipment.
    Mrs. David Ball came up from Woodville last week to visit her mother, Mrs. George Heckathorn.
    John Watkins has purchased the Eagle Hotel and will take possession at once. He has also bought the feed stable.
    Mr. Mercer, living below town, reports having corn stalks that measure fourteen feet and one inch in height. How is that for corn?
    Stevens & Bradshaw have finished the threshing in this section and took their thresher home last Saturday night. They had a good run this season.
    Rev. Adolph Haberly will preach in Eagle Point next Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Young People's Meeting will begin promptly at 7 o'clock, instead of 7:30 as usual. A full attendance is desired.
    Bert Peachey and Prof. Robert Jonas, accompanied by Miss Bertha Peachey and Miss Hattie Howlett, went to Central Point last Sunday. Miss Peachey remained there with her mother and sister.
    Chas. Johnson, of Sterling, came over last Saturday, accompanied by our grandson, Master Eddie Lewis, who will attend school here. Mr. Johnson is a mining man and is taking a rest at the Sunnyside for a few days.
    J. W. Grover has moved his family from the old J. J. Fryer place to the place formerly occupied by A. C. Howlett, and Mr. Harnish, son-in-law of Rev. J. P. Moomaw, has moved into the house vacated by Mr. Grover.
    Fish Commissioner M. F. Parker took dinner at the Sunnyside one day last week. While here he posted a notice at the Snowy Butte [Mill] dam, warning all persons against violating the law in regard to catching fish within 600 feet of a dam.
    Last week Rev. J. P. Moomaw was kicked in the back by a colt, breaking one rib and tearing another from the spine. Dr. Officer was called and dressed the wound, but the old gentleman is afflicted with a severe cough, and that, with a broken rib, works a hardship on him. His many friends sympathize with him in his misfortune.
    The quarterly election of officers of the Young People's Meeting was held last Sunday evening, the following being elected: Robt. Jonas, president; Emery Lonigan, vice president; Donnie McGee, secretary; Bert Peachey, treasurer; Carl Ringer, chairman of committee on program; Mrs. W. B. Officer, chairman of committee on music; Stella McGee, organist.
    Mrs. A. H. Peachey, of Mt. Pitt precinct, had the misfortune to break off a needle in [her] hand, and on Thursday of last week came to Eagle Point for surgical aid. Dr. Officer was called but was unable to locate the piece of needle, and on Friday she was taken to Medford, where Dr. Pickel used the x-ray to find it. It was taken out, but at last accounts she was suffering very much with her hand. She is now stopping with her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Bish, of Central Point.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
(Received too late for publication last week.)
    Miss Alberta Stacy is quite sick at this writing.
    Miss Clara Richardson left Monday for Ashland to enter the Normal.
    J. G. Martin and son, Carl, attended the reunion at Gold Hill on Friday.
    James Briscoe and family have leased the Will David place near Beagle.
    Miss Hewes opened our school Monday at Antioch, with ten pupils enrolled.
    Little Orin Glass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Glass, is sick with lung fever.
    Frank Brown, with his mother, have moved to Central Point, their future home.
    A heavy frost visited this section on the night of the 19th inst. Tomato and squash vines were partially killed.
    E. Pomeroy is in this section with his threshing outfit finishing up a couple of crops left undone by the Pelton machine.
    The Glass threshing machine has crossed to the north side of Rogue River and will complete its year's work in that section.
    W. J. Rogers and family, who for the past year have been employed with the Fish Lake Ditch Co., have moved back to their mountain home.
    G. A. Hollenbeak, the mail carrier of Prospect, called Monday en route to Medford to meet Mr. McDonald and family, who recently purchased their mountain home.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 5


Asbestos Items.
(Received too late for publication last week.)
    Miss Della Mitchell will soon return to Ashland, where she will spend the winter.
    The recent rains were quite welcome, on account of their putting out the big forest fire near here.
    D. P. Greninger has moved his family to Gold Hill, for the purpose of giving his daughters, Winnie and Juanita, the advantage of attending school at that place.
    Peter Bush, who has been engaged in the shingle business for some time past, has purchased timber from H. H. Mitchell, which he is sawing and preparing to be taken to his mill.
    Our coal prospects didn't pan out very well, much to the disappointment and regret of many of our citizens. Foreman Owen has withdrawn his men, and work has been discontinued.
    Mrs. Susan Griner and her daughter, Miss Ida, celebrated the former's birthday in Sams Valley, at the home of Mrs. Clark Williams. Mrs. G. received some nice presents.
    Jack Walker of this place and Jack Farleigh of Spikenard were out hunting in the Cleveland camp region a few days since. They bagged any amount of game and came back in hilarious spirits.
    Our school, which is being taught by J. N. Miller of Ashland, is progressing nicely, but strange to relate, Mr. Miller complains of his school being too quiet, which is something that does not occur often in this neighborhood.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
(Received too late for publication last week.)

    Mrs. Knott was the guest of Mrs. Nutt last Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mince were Gold Hill visitors Monday.
    Miss Tilla Blackert of Galls Creek is stopping with Mrs. Henry Nutt.
    The Graham children, who have all been sick, are getting better.
    Geo. Marden, who has been quite ill, is some better, we are pleased to say.
    Mrs. Swinden and daughter, Ada, were guests of Mrs. Marden last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Brown were doing business in Central Point recently.
    Dr. James Braden and McDougall were transacting business in Gold Hill Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Haff came over from California last Wednesday on business.
    Fred Reese and Mrs. Birdsey were doing business in Gold Hill Saturday evening.
    Will. Higinbotham and son, Elmer, were transacting business at Central Point Tuesday.
    Elmer Higinbotham and wife were doing business in Central Point and Medford last Saturday.
    Mrs. Engle (nee Pening) of Klamath County came over last week to visit her children and put up her fruit.
    Mrs. Foster, who has been sick, has so far recovered as to be around again. Dr. Morrill of Gold Hill was in attendance.
    Mrs. John Swinden, of Grants Pass, came up last week to attend the reunion and visit her son, Robt. Swinden, and family.
Medford Mail, October 3, 1902, page 5


Talent News Items.
    Saml. Netherland and family have moved down from the Ashland mine. Mr. Netherland will probably build.
    Mrs. Benj. Dyer, of Red Bluff, Calif., and Mrs. Wm. Fox, of Ashland, are visiting their brother, Andrew Briner, of this city.
    Marion Sowash and Jesse Estes left on Sunday's northbound train for Seattle and other Washington points to spend the winter.
    E. H. Dunham has purchased from M. L. Pellett the house and lot on C Street at present occupied by Thos. Lamb and family.
    Dan'l. Hanscom and sons, Elmer and Fred, returned Sunday from a fishing trip to Eagle Point, bringing with them several large salmon.
    Prayer meeting, conducted by J. A. Wilcox, will be held Sunday evening at 7:30. Everybody invited.
    A party of young people gave Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Alford a pleasant surprise last Wednesday evening. A nice time was reported.
    M. L. Pellett, the Talent fruit grower, will begin picking and packing his enormous crop of fine apples about the 10th of this month.
    The Talent public schools, with G. R. Carlock and Marie Grey as teachers, are progressing nicely. The present enrollment is sixty-three, with many yet to come in. A new flag will soon adorn the school building.
Medford Mail, October 10, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. Farra Moore spent Friday in Medford.
    Mrs. W. K. Price, of Tolo, was trading here Tuesday.
    Mrs. W. A. Owen and Mrs. W. J. Freeman were at Medford Monday.
    W. S. Eachus, who has been employed by the Hilt Sugar Pine Company, at Coles, Calif., for several months returned home Saturday night.
    Milo Caton, of Spikenard, was in after supplies last week.
    Olwell Bros. shipped a carload of their fine apples north this week.
    J. E. Olsen is shipping a large amount of lumber from this station.
    A. J. Daley, one of Eagle Point's business men, was in town last Thursday.
    Mrs. J. Hinkle and Miss Mary Mee made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. W. McClendon, of Gold Hill, spent a couple of days here this week.
    J. Huger, foreman of the Voorhies orchard, near Medford, spent Sunday here.
    Messrs. Sims and Kearney, who are employed on the new bridge at Medford, spent Sunday at home.
    Miss Myra Galloway, of Grants Pass, is packing apples at the Olwell Bros. orchard.
    Walter Little, who has been spending the summer in Klamath County, has returned home.
    B. F. Peart has purchased the residence property of Mrs. S. A. Wilson, in the west part of town.
    W. W. Gregory shipped a carload of hay to the Hilt Sugar Pine Company, at Coles, Calif., Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hoagland have leased their farm near Bly, Klamath County, and have become residents of our town.
Medford Mail, October 10, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Jason Hartman and Benton Pool are building a new barn for Eli Dahack.
    S. A. Carlton is getting out lumber to put up a new barn on his son's place.
    Eli Ellis and son, Henry, have gone to Dunsmuir to work for the Southern Pacific Company.
    Thos. Coy has had the interior of his residence repapered and fixed up generally. James Ringer did the work.
    Last Sunday the banks of Little Butte Creek were lined with fishing parties, some with hook and line and some with spears.
    Mrs. L. Ebersole and Miss Lottie Taylor, who went over to Coles last week, have returned home, as the place did not suit them as they expected.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas has had her house overhauled, more windows and doors put in, and the whole structure rearranged. Frank Pool did the work.
    Mrs. A. H. Peachey, who went to Medford last week to have a broken needle removed from her hand, has returned to her home in Mt. Pitt precinct.
    Rev. Adolph Haberly, of Medford, preached at the Ratrie school house last Sunday at 11 a.m., and in Eagle Point at 7:30 p.m. He had good congregations at both places.
    W. H. Lepaght, of Iowa, who has been stopping at Fort Klamath during the summer, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last week. He went from here to Medford and Jacksonville. He is very favorably impressed with this part of the country.
    Jerry Heckathorn is having a new foundation placed under the old Pool hall, which he recently purchased from Mr. Calhoun, and is otherwise putting the building in shape so that the people who assemble there will feel perfectly safe. David Ball is doing the carpenter work.
Medford Mail, October 10, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Grandma Houston is convalescent.
    G. W. Stacy has sold 100 acres of the Coleman place to Mr. Clark of Sams Valley.
    D. P. Thompson, of Jacksonville, is in our midst looking after his land interests.
    Mr. Weaver, an experienced orchardist of Ashland, is here looking for a suitable location.
    Mr. Griner, of the Meadows, has bought the A. L. Gall property in Moonville from Mr. Hall.
    Rev. Kinney, a Baptist minster recently from Missouri, preached at Antioch school house Sunday at 11 a.m.
    J. W. Marksbury, a popular traveling man, was in our midst Thursday interviewing his many customers.
    Glass & Sons finished their season's run of threshing Wednesday. They have had a very successful year.
    The youngest child of G. W. Myers is seriously ill with pneumonia. Dr. Chisholm of Gold Hill is in attendance.
    We are sorry to report the serious illness of our neighbor and friend, Theo. Glass, with lung trouble. Dr. Chisholm is in attendance.
    E. D. Wilhite, who owns one of the most promising and productive young orchards in the Antioch section, was in Medford Monday.
    Mr. Dennis Dugan, of Sams Valley, informs me of losing six valuable sheep in the last week. Feeding on acorns is supposed to have killed them.
Medford Mail, October 10, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    J. I. Fredenburg has moved his family in town for the winter.
    J. S. March made Medford a business trip on Tuesday.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent a day in town this week.
    Mrs. J. Hinkle and Miss Mary A. Mee made Medford a business trip Tuesday.
    E. M. Leever and family, of Fort Klamath, are paying relatives of this place a visit.
    W. T. Moore, of Butte Creek, was in town several days the past week, visiting with relatives.
    Henry Haynes, of Klamath County, was here the first of the week purchasing supplies.
    Samuel Walker, of Spikenard, was in after a load of provisions, a few days ago.
    Miss Mae Ingram, who has been visiting relatives at Glendale, returned home the first of the week.
    Lee Ingram and wife spent last week at Hornbrook, Calif., visiting their daughter, Mrs. L. H. Newton.
    A. J. Daley, one of Eagle Point's pioneer citizens, was in after a load of freight for his store.
    George Hesselgrave, who has been very ill with rheumatism for the past month, is still very poorly, we are sorry to say.
    Freeman & Hughes are storing large quantities of dried prunes in the Savage building, ready for shipment.
    William Morris, who has been employed at Henley, Calif., since the early spring months, has returned home.
    The friends here of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cornutt, of Klamathon, will be sorry to learn they have lost all their belongings in the fire at that place Monday.
    William Brown, one of Eagle Point's enterprising business men, was in town Wednesday and took out a load of goods for Brown & Sons' mercantile establishment.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart is holding revival meetings in the M.E. Church each evening and will probably continue the services through next week. His subject for next Sunday is "Religious Revivals," at eleven; in the evening it will be "The Unknown Army."
CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL REPORT.
    Report of principal of the public school for the month ending Oct. 10, 1902:
    Number of days taught, 20; days attendance, 2387; days absent, boys 41, girls 29, total 70; tardy, boys 4, girls 4, total 8; number enrolled on register, boys 64, girls 72, total 136; new pupils, boys 64, girls 72, total 136; average daily attendance, 97; number of visitors, 25; number of cases corporal punishment, 0; number of pupils neither tardy nor absent, 91.
    The object of the public school is to give such training to the young that they may become self-reliant, independent in character, and well fitted to assume all the rights and duties of true citizenship.
    That this subject may be realized the teacher and parents must cooperate with each other in securing interest and correct deportment, and proper effort of the pupils.
    The best results are rarely secured if this cooperation does not exist. We respectfully ask it of each parent. We are pleased to have the parents visit the school at any time. Your presence will encourage and stimulate the pupils to do better work.
A. J. HANBY, Principal.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    S. F. Morine and family have decided to make Eagle Point their home for the winter, at least, and are busy moving before the storms begin.
    It is reported that John Vincent is lying very ill at the new dam on Rogue River. We are not certain as to the nature of his disease, but rumor calls it diphtheria.
    Mrs. Jennings sold her farm of four hundred acres last week to Dr. Ray. We have not learned to just what use the doctor proposes to put it, but Richard Jennings will have charge of it for a time, at least.
    B. R. Porter has a force of about a dozen people gathering apples this week. The fruit is of a splendid quality and should command the best price for the varieties. He expects about twenty-five hundred boxes.
    Rev. Black, who a number of years ago preached in this and adjoining districts, came in from Harney County last week and spent a night with his old friend, Mr. Porder, and family. He expects to deliver a sermon at our school house Sunday evening.
    Mrs. Horace Pelton, of Sams Valley, met with a very painful, though not serious, accident Monday while driving with Miss Grace Reaves. In some way the team became frightened, and at the first lunge broke the neck yoke. Seeing that a runaway was at hand, the driver reined the team to the fence, which broke the whiffletree and upset the buggy, hurling both occupants to the ground. Miss Reaves escaped almost uninjured, but it will be some time before Mrs. Pelton will be free from the bruises about her arms and face.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Miss Florence Bolt left Monday for Lower Applegate to visit relatives for a few days.
    T. M. Reed has sold his saloon business at this place to A. J. Olsen, the Wards Creek miner.
    John Humphrey returned Tuesday from Troutdale, where he has been spending the summer.
    Mrs. G. R. Hammersley and her daughter, Mrs. W. P. Chisholm, visited relatives at Salem the past week.
    G. W. McDonald left the first of the week to take charge of Dr. Chisholm's mine, in the Meadows district.
    Mr. Smith, the assayer, who has been in the employ of C. R. Ray the past year, left Wednesday for Arizona to spend the winter.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg were at Grants Pass the first of the week attending at the bedside of Miss May Kellogg, who is very low with an attack of rheumatism and heart trouble. At this writing she is somewhat improved.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 3


Big Sticky Items.
BY PECK'S BAD BOY.
    Mound school is progressing nicely with Miss Briscoe as teacher.
    Turpin brothers marketed a fine lot of hogs at Medford on Monday.
    Mrs. James Kent has been quite ill with tonsillitis but is better now.
    Roberts brothers were hauling lumber from Wakefield's mill last week.
    Lane Wyland and family, of Climax, visited at Mrs. Wyland's parents last Friday and Saturday.
    W. J. Gregory and wife were pleasant callers at J. S. March's last Sunday.
    A bright little girl baby arrived at the home of Charles Turpin a short time since.
    W. T. Moore, of Dead Indian, is down for a few weeks' visit with friends and relatives.
    Jos. Randles, of Lake Creek, is delivering some choice White Star potatoes to his customers on Big Sticky.
    James Pue, who has been spending the summer at the Fort, is visiting with friends and relatives in Ashland.
    D. Cingcade and son, Ed, started for their mountain ranch last Saturday to look after their cattle and improve the place.
    Louis Pankey, of Klamath County, accompanied by his daughter Bessie and son, Clyde, spent a few days with relatives on Big Sticky lately.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith have returned from Lakeview, where they spent a couple of weeks at the pleasant home of their son, Frank, who is a leading business man of that place.
    The most pleasant social event that has happened on Big Sticky for a long time was a dancing party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al Turpin last Friday night. Medford, Eagle Point and the surrounding country were all well represented, and to say that all had a good time is to put it mildly. Dancing was indulged in until midnight, when a bountiful supper was served. After all had done ample justice to the repast, dancing was again indulged in until a late hour, when the tired but happy revelers betook themselves to their respective homes.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    T. E. Nichols and family were visiting at John Rader's last Sunday.
    Floyd Pearce was called here last week by the illness of his wife. At last accounts she was improving.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, of California, are visiting the family of the former's brother, T. A. Henderson, of this place.
    Mrs. Walch has rented the Joe Wilson house and will move here so as to take advantage of our excellent school.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw has so far recovered from the injuries he received a few weeks ago, by being kicked by a colt, as to be able to preach for us last Sunday.
    Joseph Riley has put a new roof on the old Linkswiler barn and shed. This is the oldest barn on Butte Creek, having been built before the Indian war in 1855.
    Charlie Thomas moved out of the Eagle Hotel last Saturday and John Watkins took possession. I understand that Mr. and Mrs. Thomas will go to California to spend the winter.
    On Saturday, October 25th, the proposition to have the ninth grade work added to our school will be submitted to the legal voters of this district. A good turnout of voters is desired.
    County Surveyor Jones came out from Medford last week and surveyed the school ground, and also established the corners of the Pool lots which were recently purchased by John Watkins.
    Wm. Beale, of Mt. Pitt, who went to Klamath County with a load of onions, returned last week. He reports doing fairly well on the trip, although he had to go as far as Klamath Falls to dispose of part of them.
    There is quite a demand for carpenters in this section at present, as there is considerable building being done. A. J. Daley is getting out lumber to build a blacksmith shop on his land, and he wants a good smith to occupy it.
    Our town is fast coming to the front. There is not a house to rent in town, and business men are looking for locations here. Last week Frank Morine bought the Brown-Haselton property, consideration $600. He has also secured a lot in the Holmes tract and will erect a blacksmith shop thereon.
    Rev. and Mrs. Countryman came out from Medford last week, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bell, of Talent. While here arrangements were made for the erection of a house on the lot occupied by Uncle Johnny Lewis and wife, where Mr. and Mrs. Countryman will live and take care of that aged couple.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Mr. Warner and Wm. Gore, of Medford, were here Friday looking for hogs and cattle.
    Ralph Dean and family, of Tolo, are visiting Mrs. Dean's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Glass.
    Rev. Hollcroft, of Medford, failed to fill his regular appointment at Antioch Sunday, the 12th inst.
    Professor Miller, who is teaching a very successful term of school in the Meadows, was trading in Medford Saturday.
    The Wilhite brothers and Earl Case have quit school temporarily and are engaged picking fruit in the Olwell orchard.
    S. H. Glass, a practical farmer and wheat king, living north of Table Rock, is seeding down his summer-fallow to wheat.
    We regret to mention the patrons of Antioch district are very dilatory in starting their children to our worthy and deserving teacher, Miss Hewes.
    Miss Boone, of Roxy Ann, a former teacher at Antioch, was visiting in our midst one day last week. Miss Mamie Godfrey accompanied her home.
    The unusual activity at Beagle has at last subsided, and the creaking of the old sorghum mill has finished its work for 1902--a light crop, but a good quality.
    Grandma Stout, a pioneer lady of Phoenix, accompanied by Mrs. Annie Edwards, of the same place, visited relatives and friends in the vicinity of Antioch Thursday.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.

    Miss Mae Noe has returned home from Roseburg.
    Messrs. Hysink and Braden were Gold Hill visitors Sunday.
    Those that were on the sick list last week are getting better.
    E. E. Miner was doing business at Ashland several days last week.
    Mrs. Childers, of Gold Hill, is the guest of Mrs. Birdsey for a few days.
    Mrs. John Simons, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Mrs. Miner several days recently.
    Joel Stover has purchased the Joe Hammersley place, near town, and will take possession soon.
    Mrs. John Chandler and little son have returned home from California, after an all-summer's visit.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts and little daughter, Hazel, are spending the week in Ashland visiting relatives.
    The Dardanelles school is progressing nicely under the efficient management of Miss McNeil, of Gold Hill.
    Mrs. Robert Swinden, accompanied by Mrs. John Swinden, of Grants Pass, transacted business at the county seat last week.
    Ike Householder has been hauling quartz from Willow Springs for Messrs. Ingram and Huston. The gentlemen have some very rich-milling ore, which turns out well.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Mr. Bowles has rented the Mushett place for another year.
    J. D. Pearce and son, Evan, have gone up on Elk Creek to prospect.
    Lee Caton and family have returned from their trip up Rogue River.
    Mrs. Floyd Pearce has been quite ill at her father's home, near Eagle Point.
    Mark Winningham has gone to Gold Hill to work for the light and power co.
    Mr. and Mrs. Minear, of Griffin Creek, drove over to church at this place last Sunday.
    James Armpriest has removed his beef cattle from the Mushett place on Applegate to the Ish farm, near Medford.
    J. A. Kirk and wife have returned to their home at Cottage Grove, after a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. Armpriest.
    Our district school commenced on the 13th. There has been a delay in securing a teacher. Our fall term usually begins six weeks earlier.
    Ray Ninegar, of Ashland, conducted services at our school house last Sunday. Rev. Hoxie, of Williams, was also present and gave us a short talk.
    We are in receipt of a letter from attorney J. A. Jeffrey, of Salem, stating that he would like to trade property that he owns on Applegate for city property in Medford.
Medford Mail, October 17, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Byrum made a trip to Medford Saturday, returning with purchases both useful and beautiful.
    Our popular teacher, Miss Thora Smith, closed school Tuesday evening to attend the teachers' institute, in which she takes a keen interest.
    Mr. Finnemore returned from his trip to Harney County October 15th, and has since taken possession of the place he recently purchased of S. F. Morine.
    S. M. Nealon and W. R. Dickison were both out with recently purchased hacks Sunday, and no one will begrudge them the pleasure they will get therefrom.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilson moved to Central Point Tuesday. Mr. Wilson is a carpenter and has just completed a house on the lot recently purchased by him.
    Saturday evening the young people of the neighborhood gave Myron Jennings a surprise party, as he left Tuesday to work in the blacksmith shop at the Braden mine.
    Found--On lower Table Rock, on Sunday, October 12th, a lady's gray blouse jacket, fastened with buttons and loops. The owner can have the same by communicating with Mrs. W. R. Byrum, Table Rock.
    A good-sized audience greeted Rev. Black Sunday evening, and took home with them many points worth remembering from the excellent sermon he preached. Would that we could hear such sermons oftener.
    Station Agent Lippincott broke away from Medford and his duties there and spent Sunday with J. C. Pendleton and family. He took in the view of the surrounding country from lower Table Rock, and this being his first visit this side of the river, he found many other things to enjoy and admire.
    B. R. Porter took his daughters, Myrtle and Margaret, and Miss Grace Jennings over to the Olwell packing house Saturday, where the young ladies were initiated into the mysteries of apple packing. They are now busy, with the assistance of Oliver Adams and Ephriam Chapman, packing Mr. Porter's fine apples.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, October 24, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Harry Harvey, of Gold Hill, is visiting friends here.
    Mrs. H. A. Perkins, of Tolo, visited relatives here on Saturday.
    J. H. McJimsey and family have become residents of our city.
    A. M. Pate, of Hillsboro, is visiting his sister, Mrs. H. Corum.
    J. E. Olsen loaded a car with lumber for the city market Saturday.
    Charlie Nichols, of Klamath County, came in after supplies last week.
    Mrs. J. E. Boswell and Miss Mae Ingram visited relatives at Ashland Sunday.
    Albert Pitts and family, late of California, have become citizens of our town.
    Stephen Cornutt, late of Klamathon, Calif., has taken up residence in our city.
    Dr. J. H. Messner and daughter, Anna, of Medford, visited friends here last Sunday.
    George Wright and wife, of Merrill, Klamath County, are paying relatives here a visit.
    Mrs. Mary Oglesby, of Willow Springs, is attending the revival meetings here this week.
    Merritt Elliott, who has been confined to his room for several weeks, is able to be on the streets again.
    Mrs. Chas. Hoagland, of Bonanza, Klamath County, who has been visiting relatives here, returned home last week.
    The handkerchief bazaar held at [the] G.A.R. hall on Wednesday evening proved a success both financially and socially.
Medford Mail, October 24, 1902, page 3


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Mrs. Will. Foster was combining business and pleasure in Gold Hill one day recently.
    Miss Mae Noe left last week for West Fork, where she has employment for the winter.
    Al. Rhoten, the pocket hunter, of Kanes Creek, spent Sunday in Gold Hill with friends.
    Henry Nutt, who is engaged at work for Dr. Ray, at the dam, is spending a few days at home.
    Miss Ethel Brown was visiting her sister, Mrs. Sutton, last Monday, and other Gold Hill relatives.
    Miss Effie Roundtree, of Central Point, and Miss Mira Householder, of this place, were Gold Hill visitors last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Darling, of Gold Hill, came out Sunday and spent the day with Mrs. D.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noe.
    Miss Tilla Blackert, who has been working for Katie Nutt, left for California where she is engaged to work this winter.
    Mr. Allison has again commenced hauling lime to Grants Pass. His lime is of a superior quality and always in demand at that place.
    Miss Nora Gale, who has been attending the public school at Medford, was compelled to return home on account of sickness.
    Someone entered Mr. Nutt's house one day recently, where Norris Johnson is staying, taking his shotgun. They have no clue to the guilty party.
    Miss Agness Swinden, of Grants Pass, who has been the guest of her brother, Robert Swinden, and family, returned home last Friday.
    Mrs. Mary Taylor, of Galls Creek, passed through here Monday en route to Ashland to visit her children, who are attending the public school at that place.
    Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, of Washington, returned to Gold Hill last week, they having come overland by team. They think of making this their future abiding place. Mrs. J. was [at] one time Miss Nettie Dodge of this place.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jameson, old-time residents of Kanes Creek, have returned and are now looking for an empty house to rent for the winter. Mr. J., like everyone else, thinks Southern Oregon is all right, preparing for winter, hauling hay, wood, grain, etc.
    Elmer Nichols completed his fruit hauling to the dryer, and is now ready to commence farming again as soon as the ground is sufficient wet for that purpose.
    Mr. and Mrs. Miner were visiting the works at Dr. Ray's dam near Tolo last Friday. They report that the Dr. intends to get it completed by November 1st.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nichols and daughter, Mollie, of Table Rock, accompanied by their son, Charley Nichols of Klamath County, spent Sunday as guests of Elmer Nichols and family.
Medford Mail, October 24, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    John Watkins has put a new roof on the Eagle Hotel.
    Born--On October 20, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Daley, a daughter.
    Some of our farmers have commenced to sow grain on their summer fallow land.
    Mrs. Jack sold her place last week to a Mr. Yaudes, of Phoenix, consideration $825.
    A. J. Daley has a local in the paper this week in which he is offering a good home to someone.
    Jerry Heckathorn will give a dance in his newly arranged hall on Friday evening of this week.
    Dr. Officer reports that George Heckathorn, of Elk Creek, who has been quite ill, is fast improving.
    S. H. Harnish has fitted up his cream separator and is shipping cream to the creamery at Ashland.
    Mrs. Amy Kelly, nee Amy Mathews of Seattle, was visiting her brothers and sisters in this section last week.
    S. D. Shaw, of Mansfield, Pa., arrived here a couple of weeks ago and is visiting his brother-in-law, J. W. Grover, and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance, of Central Point, were here one day last week visiting Mr. Severance's daughter, Mrs. John Rader.
    Rev. and Mrs. Countryman are now occupying the house recently erected for them on the lot occupied by Uncle Johnny Lewis and wife.
    Boyd Potter, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Potter, has returned home from a four months' stay on the telephone route between Ashland and Eastern Oregon.
    J. Hartman has completed the bridge across Connution Gulch, and on Monday commenced the erection of a barn for S. A. Carlton. Benton Pool is assisting him.
    Thos. Coy, one of the millers in the Snowy Butte Mill, has moved his family from the farm to his house in town. He has rented his farm to A. C. Waldron.
    Rev. Countryman preached for us last Sunday after Sunday school, and expects to preach on the third Sunday of each month. Rev. J. P. Moomaw will preach here next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
    Last week I reported that Mrs. Waltz had rented the Joe Wilson property. Since that time she has purchased it, reroofed the house, and is now occupying it. She intends to erect a new house as soon as she can get the material on the ground.
    Died--At the family residence, on October 15, 1902, Mrs. Martha M. Dahack, aged forty-three years, nine months and three days. Mrs. Dahack was taken violently ill on Saturday night, when alone, and took a dose of medicine which she supposed to be harmless, but she soon discovered that she had taken the wrong medicine. She suffered all night, and when daylight came she got on a horse and rode to the home of her brother, D. P. Mathews, a distance of two miles, where all the assistance at hand was rendered. Dr. Cameron, of Medford, was called, but nothing could be done for her, and she suffered intensely until death came to her relief. She was buried in the family cemetery, a large number of her neighbors following the remains to their last resting place. Rev. J. P. Moomaw officiated at the grave.
Medford Mail, October 24, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Frank Brown, of Central Point, is visiting his brothers, near Beagle.
    Heavy frosts, three nights in succession, in this vicinity in the past week.
    Everything is bustle and activity in our section, getting ready for fall seeding.
    Mr. Croker and family, lately from Michigan, are visiting relatives near Moonville.
    Glass Bros. have purchased them a new fanning mill and will in the future clean their grain before seeding.
    J. W. Wiley, of Medford, one of the most prominent stock buyers of the county, is in our midst, buying hogs.
    Theodore Glass is improving quite rapidly in health, under the skillful nursing of Dr. Chisholm of Gold Hill.
    Grandma and Grandpa Myers, pioneer people of the north side of Rogue River, and perhaps the oldest in Jackson County, are failing fast.
    Miss Fannie Hewes, the popular school teacher at Antioch, is attending the teachers' institute in Medford; also Miss Gertrude Richardson, who is teaching a very successful school at Mountain district.
    This section was well represented with fat porkers at the shipping station in Medford last Saturday, consigned to Messrs. Wortman and Gore. Among the owners we noticed Messrs. Stacy, Dearman and Chapman.
    Lou Bowles, of Wellen, was rather unfortunate while driving his beef cattle from the Meadows country Friday; one of his fine beeves in some unusual way got his hind leg broken. He was at once butchered on the spot by Mr. Love and others and was readily disposed of at Central Point market.
Medford Mail, October 24, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
    Mrs. Bell, our postmistress and storekeeper, is doing a good business this fall.
    Miss S. Reynolds has a good attendance at the school and reports a pleasant term so far.
    The washout on the ditch is about closed, and the way is open for a flow of water to the drop.
    Superintendent Morris spent several days in Medford last week, but is now at work on the ditch.
    Lee Bradshaw has been hauling his hogs to market, for which he is realizing a handsome net profit.
    Messrs. Charles and Delbert Terrill are now harvesting their potatoes, and the yield seems to be fair.
    Messrs. George and Bert West have put up eighteen head of hogs to fatten. They will bacon all of them.
    The Tucker brothers, Ralph and Ed, have gone to the hills after venison--yes, and they will get it, too.
    Capt. T. J. West recently marketed an eighteen-months-old hog that tipped the scales at 280 pounds.
    Mr. Osborn, the village blacksmith, has invented a bicycle grindstone--it runs all right, but don't go anyplace.
    W. D. Bradshaw, orchardist, is now in the midst of picking and boxing apples. He has a fine orchard and a good variety of apples, which he has sold for $1 per box at the orchard.
    Our faithful mail carrier, Mr. Cox, who carries the mail from Eagle Point to Big Butte, took a day off last week and visited his daughter at Central Point. Carl Gippert filled his place.
Medford Mail, October 24, 1902, page 5


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    A. M. Cowgill visited Jacksonville Tuesday on legal business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bailey, who spent several days here visiting relatives, returned home Wednesday.
    Alex Orme left Tuesday on a trip to Elk Creek, looking after C. R. Ray's mining interest in that district.
    Houck Bros. received a carload of lumber from Albany Saturday, to be used in improving their flour mill and power house.
    John L. Humphrey has been appointed special deputy sheriff to serve as night watchman at the Rays' work at Tolo.
    C. F. Young, J. C. Hall and John Ross, left Monday for Ft. Jones, California, on a duck hunting expedition with friends at that place.
    J. H. Beeman has leased his Lucky Bart mine and mill to San Francisco parties, who will soon take charge of the property.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Grants Pass. Miss May Kellogg accompanied her home to spend a few days visiting friends. She is much improved in health from her late illness.
Medford Mail, October 31, 1902, page 3


Beagle Items.
    Mr. Chapman was in Medford Saturday with a load of fine porkers.
    We all join in welcoming the warm autumn showers.
    Grandpa Stacy and son, George, are prospecting on the Umpqua mountains.
    Miss Hewes has returned from the institute, well pleased and greatly benefited by being present.
    Mr. Bryon, of Eastern Oregon, and Mr. Roberts, of Central Point, are in our midst, buying stock cattle.
    The Medford Mail, the leading family newspaper of the county, failed to reach Beagle post office Saturday.
    James Briscoe was in Central Point Saturday, returning with a new Bain wagon, purchased at W. J. Freeman's implement house.
    Clyde Wilhite has given up his position in the Olwell orchard and has returned home to resume his studies at Antioch.
    Prof. Miller, of Asbestos, passed through here Saturday en route to Medford. He regrets very much of being unable to be present at the teachers' institute--he was disappointed in receiving his notification.
    F. M. Bailey, a pioneer and one of the leading citizens of Persist on the headwaters of Elk Creek, tarried with us Monday night.
Medford Mail, October 31, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Miss Smith returned from the teachers' institute, highly pleased with the session.
    It was decided to close the Sunday school for an indefinite period, owing to the busy times and the prospect of bad weather.
    The directors of our district are having the school house painted, which will add very much to the appearance, as well as preserve the building.
    Wm. R. Dickison left for Elk Creek for an outing, with the expectation of bagging a few big bucks, just for exercise. As he is generally successful on such trips we expect to see a loaded wagon on his return.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, October 31, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    The young folks gave Boyd Potter a genuine surprise party one night last week.
    A. Bush and family, of Prospect, attended church here last Sunday. They were the guests of Rev. Moomaw until Monday.
    J. W. Grover and family, accompanied by Mr. Grover's brother-in-law, Mr. Shaw, were up in the neighborhood of Mt. Pitt last week.
    Our school is progressing finely under the management of Prof. Robert Jonas and Mrs. John R. Cook. It is conceded that we have one of the best schools in the county.
    A. C. Howlett is making some substantial improvements on his property and is getting the material on the ground for the erection of a wagon shed for the accommodation of his patrons.
    James M. and Walker Lewis left Tuesday morning for Elk Creek to visit their brother and to hunt. Mrs. Lewis and daughter, Miss Virgie, will visit with us until their return.
    Dr. Pleasant, of Southeastern Kansas, arrived here last Monday and took up his abode at the Sunnyside Hotel. He was formerly a lieutenant in the Union army, and comes well recommended.
    A. H. Peachey was a pleasant caller at our house last Sunday morning, while on his way to Mt. Pitt to resume the duties in the school room. He had been in attendance at the institute.
    There is a strong possibility that I will be able to report an addition to the school fund before long, as our justice of the peace, John R. Cook, has on his list some of the would-be toughs who openly violate the law by destroying the property of others.
    Eagle Point keeps coming to the front, and prices of land are still looking up. W. R. Potter has sold his residence property to Charles Morine, and there is a probability that he will buy the old school house and make a residence of it.
    When I reached home last Monday evening, I found awaiting my arrival Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, of Fort Klamath, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lewis and Walker Lewis, of Sterling, Miss Valina Eaton, of Jacksonville, who has been spending the summer in Klamath County, Ira Tungate and mother, and Wm. Beale, of Mt. Pitt. The evening was spent very pleasantly by all.
    O. P. McGee and family have made arrangements to leave our town, which is to be very much regretted. Their place in the social and religious circle will be hard to fill. Mr. McGee has been our Sunday school superintendent for quite a while, and Miss Stella has always been ready to act as organist. They were given a pleasant surprise party on Monday evening last by the young people of our town.
Medford Mail, October 31, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
    Charley Obenchain went to Medford last Saturday and returned Sunday, accompanied by our school teacher, Miss Reynolds.
    Mrs. Montgomery, who has been living with Mrs. Brown, left last Monday for Oklahoma, where she will visit with her daughter, Mrs. Clagg.
    James Bell, postmaster, has gone up to his sawmill. He has left the post office in the care of his deputy, Mrs. Ollie Bell, as he expects to be absent for some time.
    Mr. Wright, who was hurt by being thrown from a horse two weeks ago, is now able to drive his team. He and his wife were visiting at Capt. West's last week.
    Miss Donna Bell, who teaches the Big Butte school, went to Medford last week to attend the teacher's institute. She was accompanied by her mother, who went upon business.
    John Higinbotham came over from Big Butte Creek last Saturday after a load of apples. He was supplied at the Bradshaw orchard with as fine apples as one would wish to see. He reports having killed two bears this fall.
    There was an informal reunion at Mrs. Ollie Bell's residence last Sunday, her mother, Mrs. Culbertson, and her brothers, Thomas A. and James Culbertson, together with their families, being present. The day was spent very pleasantly by all. T. A. Culbertson, who resides in Klamath County, left for his home Monday morning.
    W. H. Bradshaw is driving his apple picking with all the force at his command. We are informed that he sends to Central Point over one hundred boxes a day. His apples are of a very fine variety and, being picked and boxed by experts, will be a good advertisement for this locality.
Medford Mail, October 31, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pendleton visited Ashland last week.
    B. R. Porter finished hauling off his first packing of apples Monday, and expects to begin boxing the other varieties next week.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent were up from Tolo visiting relatives last week. We are glad to see Mr. Vincent improving so rapidly.
    Ephriam Chapman made a trip to Ashland last week and spent several days with old friends before leaving for Bakersfield, Calif.
    Frank Adams, manager of the Merritt farm, was the first to do any fall seeding in this neighborhood, having sown some corn ground.
    W. J. Nichols brought the Merritt band of sheep from the mountains Saturday. They are now dividing them into three bands, preparatory to putting into winter quarters.
    Wm. R. Dickison returned from his hunting trip Saturday, having had only fair luck in securing game and experiencing some very disagreeable weather. While on the trip he had the misfortune to lose one of his best horses by falling over the bank on a narrow trail while carrying a heavy pack.
    Wm. Bybee was out for a few days the first of the week getting arrangements started for fall seeding. He has decided not to drive hogs to Happy Camp this year, as prices and market will not justify the long and tedious trip. This is the only year he has missed making a drive to that camp for forty years or more.
    Halloween was celebrated by our young people in a way which was very pleasant to the different families of the neighborhood. Instead of following the old custom of misplacing gates, wagon wheels and tearing up things generally, they originated a jack-o'-lantern brigade and visited every house and gave the people a really good serenade, consisting of choice songs and funny jokes appropriate to the pumpkin faces and the occasion.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 7, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    James M. Lewis and family and Walker Lewis, his brother, returned to Sterling last Monday.
    W. R. Potter has purchased the Baker saloon at Eagle Point, and Mr. Baker left this week for Washington.
    On Thursday of last week C. E. Hoyt and wife left here with a load of supplies for their hotel at Fort Klamath.
    Frank Morine has moved his family into their new home, and he is preparing to open up a shop in our town.
    Scott Pool has put a new roof over his porch and a part of the kitchen and has been fixing things up generally.
    O. P. McGee and family spent the last evening they remained with us with the family of your Eagle Point correspondent.
    Merritt Brown and John Moomaw, promising young men of our town, have gone to Portland to accept a position in a railroad shop. There are now four Jackson County boys working in the same shop.
    James and Walker Lewis, of Sterling, who started from here one one day last week for the headwaters of Elk Creek upon a hunting expedition, returned here the first part of this week, reporting fairly good success.
    George W. Daley, Jr., and his cousin, Mr. Edwards, returned last Friday from their hunting trip. They did not go hungry while they were gone, as George is not only an expert miller, but is also a good hunter.
    Last week Burt Peachey, acting as special constable, brought Wm. Gregory before our justice of the peace on a charge of riding his horse on a porch in our town and also riding faster than a six-mile rate. He pleaded guilty and was fined five dollars and costs, which he paid, and was discharged.
    Dr. W. B. Officer and wife gave a social party one evening last week in honor of O. P. McGee and family. Only a few of their friends were invited, on account of lack of room, but those who were present spent the time so pleasantly that they remained until a late hour.
    Wm. Knighten and family, who have been spending the summer on the coast, returned last week expecting to purchase property here, but they were too late, as the place they wished to buy was already sold. They have rented a part of Mrs. Art Thomas' house and will [stay] there.
Medford Mail, November 7, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
    Our teacher, Miss Reynolds, reports a good attendance at school.
    Dee Bradshaw has moved from Little Butte Creek to the Bradshaw farm.
    W. Bradshaw has finished picking and packing his apples. The crop yielded him a handsome profit.
    The Tucker brothers and D. E. Morris returned last week from a hunting trip. They report deer quite plentiful.
    The recent rains have been of great benefit to the farmers, as fall seeding is due. Now that the ground is in good condition all are busy.
    There was a gathering of the young people of Brownsboro at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George West last Friday evening. All report an enjoyable time.
    We notice that Mrs. O. Bell has a new stock of tinware on hand, showing that there is a steady increase in the demand for household goods. There are inquiries almost daily for land to rent or for sale in this section.
Medford Mail, November 7, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Call at Dr. Hinkle's and see the finest stock of pictures ever brought to the city.
    Mrs. T. M. Jones is lying very ill at the home of her father Merritt Elliott.
    There will be a masquerade ball at the hotel hall on Thanksgiving night.
    Mrs. Tyson Beall spent last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Love of Ashland.
    William Edington and daughter, Miss Mary, spent a day in our city the first of the week.
    Miss Mary A. Mee, who has been paying relatives at Coles, Calif., a visit, returned home last week.
    S. C. Minnick was called to Weiser, Idaho, by the serious illness of his son Edward.
    Mrs. John Hale, of Roseburg, is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, of this place.
    Miss Jennie Gaines left for Medford last Sunday, where she goes to attend the public school.
    G. N. Hesselgrave, who has been confined to his room with a severe attack of rheumatism, is able to be out again.
    Gus Morris, who has been employed at the Fish Lake Ditch the past year, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Coker sold her residence in the Constant addition to Mr. Arnett last week, and the gentleman will take possession in a few days.
    E. L. Moore, who has been employed at Coles, Calif., the past several months by the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., spent a few days at home last week.
    Arthur Beal, who has been employed the past summer in Siskiyou County, returned home last week to spend the winter.
    L. S. Wilson and wife, late of Kalispell, Montana, arrived here last week and will make this place their future home. Mrs. Wilson is a daughter of A. F. Carpenter.
    I. J. Carson sold his property here last week to H. Corum, and himself and family left for The Dalles Thursday, where they go to take up their permanent abode.
    Elder T. M. Jones and family arrived here last week from Oklahoma and will make this their future home. This will be welcome news to these good people's many old-time friends here. Mr. Jones was pastor of the Christian Church here several years ago.
Medford Mail, November 14, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    G. R. Hammersley left for Portland Monday upon business.
    Riley Hammersley came down from upper Evans Creek Monday.
    A. C. Howlett, of Eagle Point, was a pleasant caller here Wednesday.
    Mrs. Ada Carter, of Medford, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, the past week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dunham left Monday via Portland for San Diego, where they will reside.
    Mrs. C. Carr is very low with lung trouble at her home on Foots Creek. Dr. Pickel, of Medford, is attending her.
    Wm. McIntosh, of San Francisco, was here the first of the week looking after his mining interests on Foots Creek.
    Milo P. Ward has been here the past week looking after the interests of the High Line Ditch. He recently returned from an extended business trip to Indiana and other parts of the East.
Medford Mail, November 14, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Prof. A. L. Haselton is quite low with pneumonia.
    Mrs. Gus Smith was down last Sunday visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. Smith.
    Jack Tungate brought out a load of hogs last Saturday for merchant George Brown, of Brownsboro.
    Emanuel Pool and Ira Tungate came out from their homes last Saturday, the latter going on to Medford Sunday.
    Charley Thomas and family have moved into the old Simon house, and Charley will have charge of the farm for Wm. Ulrich.
    Charles Morine has moved into the house he purchased from W. R. Potter and is shaping things up so that the place is becoming more attractive.
    Bert Peachey went to Mt. Pitt precinct this week to move part of the family out, as Prof. Peachey's school will close there tomorrow (Saturday).
    Dr. Pleasant, who is stopping at the Sunnyside, went to Medford Monday to meet the medical association and on Wednesday he took the train for Portland, where he will visit with his sister.
    Last week I spoke of there being four Jackson County boys working in an S.P. machine shop in Portland. They are Archie Fries, of Central Point, John Smith, John Moomaw and Merritt Brown, of Eagle Point, and they have clubbed together and sent for the Medford Mail, so that they can keep posted on the news of the country.
    Our Sunday school met as usual last Sunday. Superintendent O. P. McGee having gone, two of the larger girls assumed the responsibility of opening services, Miss Lonigan acting as superintendent and Miss Hattie Howlett as assistant. They were well under way with the work when some of the old men came in and helped them through. We have the kind of people here that will take right hold of anything they undertake and push it along.
    W. R. Potter has moved from his old home place, putting his household goods in the old Joe Wilson drug store building, which he purchased recently from A. J. Daley, consideration being $100. He is renovating the old saloon and expects to move Mrs. Potter's stock of goods into it and convert the old drug store into a family residence. He is a man of push and energy, and the prospect is that he and his good wife will build up a good business here.
    Died--At the family residence near Eagle Point, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1902, Nicholas A. Young, Sr., a native of Loraine, Germany, aged seventy-eight years, six months and eight days. Mr. Young was one of the old pioneers of this coast and Jackson County. He came to California in 1849 and followed mining until 1852, during which time he accumulated several thousand dollars, and then moved to Jacksonville, where he carried on business for about a year, then removed to this section of the country, where he remained until death removed him from among us. He was married in the fall of 1865 and raised a family of six children--three boys and three girls. He was a man who was highly esteemed in the community and left many friends in our midst.
Medford Mail, November 14, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Parents, send your children to school.
    G. W. Stacy and son, Alma, were trading in Medford Saturday.
    The farmers can now speed the plow to their heart's content.
    Rev. Hollcroft, of Medford, filled his regular appointment at New Hope Sunday.
    The heavy rains have interfered much with travel, and especially with lumber and wood hauling.
    Fate Rowe, of Sams Valley, was in our midst one day last week buying beef cattle and calves. He reports both scarce.
    About one-half of the summer-fallow land was seeded down before the heavy rains, hence a great deal of work is still undone.
    Our district school is progressing nicely, and Miss Hewes, the teacher, is much encouraged as the daily attendance of pupils increases.
    The young apple orchard belonging to John Williams, which was planted last spring, is much damaged by the long continued dry season.
    Sickness of your correspondent last week was the cause of the omission of Beagle items from the columns of your ever-welcome journal, the Mail.
    The much-needed and long looked-for welcome showers have given to our section a thorough soaking, much to the appreciation of both the farmer and stockman.
    The M.E. Church South minister of Ashland has been visiting in our midst for the past week, and filling his regular appointment at Antioch Sunday, the 9th at 11 p.m.
Medford Mail, November 14, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Miss Eva Cook, of Butte Creek, is attending school on Forest Creek.
    County Superintendent Daily visited our school one day last week.
    Fred Sturgis and party have returned from their hunting trip on Applegate.
    Mark Winningham is now in the employ of the smelting company at Keswick, Calif.
    Mrs. Polly Knighten has gone to Tacoma, Washington, to visit her sister, Mrs. Houghton.
    James Davies, who has been on a hunting trip up in the Elk Creek country, has returned home.
    We understand that a Mr. Taylor, of Galls Creek, will move onto the Carter place in the near future.
    A. W. Sturgis is moving pipe and making preparations for mining in a different place the coming winter.
    Broad & Reed, the owners of the Oregon Belle mine, have been taking out some very rich ore of late.
    Our fall term of school is progressing nicely under the efficient management of Miss Tillie Hooks, of Jacksonville.
    Mr. Crippen is here in the interest of a Tacoma company prospecting for quartz. We understand he has struck a rich lead across the divide, on Humbug Creek.
    Dugan & Co., of San Francisco, will work their mine again this winter. They will put on a force of men and operate the plant with more zeal than ever before.
    Chris Martin, of Grants Pass, has been moving pipe from the hydraulic co.'s plant, on Forest Creek, to their mine on Jump-off Joe, to use during the coming winter.
    James Armpriest recently sold thirty-five head of hogs to W. H. Gore for five cents per pound, gross weight. He also sold nine head of two-year-old steers to Medford buyers for $289.
Medford Mail, November 14, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
    J. K. Bell is recovering from his recent illness.
    J. K. Bell has just received a supply of hardware, which shows plainly that our prosperity continues.
    The ground is in fine condition since the rain, and the farmers are plowing with all the force they can command.
    Your correspondent is almost daily in receipt of inquiries from different people in Washington in regard to land and timber in this locality.
    Mr. Osborn, the village blacksmith, has added to the appearance and comfort of his shop by siding it with rustic. He seems to be equally as good a carpenter as he is a blacksmith.
    Thomas Hawkins and family, recently from Missouri, was in our town last Thursday. They are looking for a location in Southern Oregon and seem very much pleased with Jackson County.
    Bert West returned last Friday from his trip up Rogue River, and he is now laid up with a cold and a swollen hand. He and his brother, George, report having seen some large bear tracks, but no bear.
Medford Mail, November 14, 1902, page 5


Central Point Items.
    B. R. Porter, of Table Rock, was in town Saturday after supplies.
    George Given, of Eagle Point, was in after supplies Tuesday.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, was in town on Friday last.
    T. J. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    John Williams, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants on Saturday.
    R. C. Hensley is in San Francisco this week, looking after business interests.
    Little Joseph Holmes has been very sick the past week, but is now improving.
    Mrs. T. M. Jones, who has been very ill with pneumonia, is some better at this writing.
    Misses Anna and Lottie Pankey and Betty Olesson went to Ashland Saturday to spend a few days with relatives.
    Capt. Werk, who has been spending several months on upper Rogue River, returned home this week.
    John Pankey and Robert Kincaid took a load of fine fish to the Medford market Saturday.
    Miss May Ingram, who has been visiting relatives at Glendale, returned home Monday.
    Misses Myra Galloway, Mary Pankey and Bessie Lee spent Saturday in Medford.
    Miss Lizzie Manness left for Ashland Saturday, where she will spend the winter with Mrs. E. C. Sherman.
Medford Mail, November 21, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Miss Edna Charley, of Brownsboro, has entered the school at this place as a pupil.
    Rev. Hollcroft, Baptist minister, will commence a series of meetings here on Sunday the 30th.
    Dr. C. Pletcher passed through here the first of the week, en route to his homestead on Big Butte.
    Mrs. Ed. Simon, of near Grants Pass, was here last week visiting relatives.
    Henry Ellis, who has been working in Ashland for a short time, returned last Saturday.
    Jerry Heckathorn has had some carpenter work done on the building that he purchased of Mr. Calhoun.
    Mr. Lonigan has been doing some carpenter work on the A. H. Peachey house, getting it ready for the family to move into.
    R. R. Winter's little boy was seriously hurt here Saturday afternoon. While riding through town his horse fell and caught the boy in such a manner as to break his leg.
    Peter Young met with quite a serious accident last Monday evening; while working with his horses at his barn, one of the horses kicked, striking a pole which struck Mr. Young across the mouth, fracturing the lower jawbone, bruising his neck and cutting his lips badly. Dr. W. B. Officer was called and dressed the wounds.
    During the past week your Eagle Point correspondent has been in so many places that he hardly knows where he is or has been. On Tuesday of last week he went to Medford, going from there to the home of J. F. Davis, the mining man of the Blackwell diggings, where he spent the night. Mr. Davis' daughter, about thirteen years old, was complaining of a pain in her forehead where she had bumped it two or three years ago, and where there has since been a small white spot about the size of a grain of corn. Upon examination it was found that the spot had broken, and seven or eight pieces of bone about the size of a pinhead came out of it. The next day your correspondent visited Gold Hill and found that town very much alive. He also met several old acquaintances and friends, all speaking a good word for the Medford Mail. He returned home Wednesday evening and found that the heirs of the Geo. Heckathorn estate had been up from Woodville to sign the necessary papers transferring the old Heckathorn place to T. E. Nichols, the consideration being $1400. Those who came up from Woodville were Mr. and Mrs. David Ball, Mr. and Mrs. George Magerly and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Simpkins. The other heirs live in this neighborhood.
    Jack Tungate came down from Mt. Pitt precinct last Monday with a band of horses to be taken to Gold Hill. He reported that old Mr. Beck, aged about eighty years, started out for a hunt last Saturday afternoon while his son was away from home. When the son arrived home at night and found his father absent he blew the horn and received an answer, but mistook the direction from which the answer came and started the wrong way to look for him. After searching all night with a lantern he gave the alarm to the neighbors and they all turned out to assist in the search. In the afternoon they met at Mr. Beck's by agreement, and were ready to start again when Dr. Emerson, of Medford, and two other men came in with him. They had found him beside the road, on his knees, unable to stand and almost speechless. He managed to make them understand who he was, but when they reached his home he was past speaking. He had been out nearly twenty-four hours. He was in a very critical condition when Mr. Tungate left there.
Medford Mail, November 21, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Miss Hewes extends a special invitation to parents to visit her school.
    Travel, plowing and seeding are at a standstill, on account of the late storm.
    Jesse Richardson, of Beagle, took a load of fine porkers to the Medford markets one day last week.
    The scarcity and sudden disappearance of the festive jackrabbit is unaccountable by the oldest inhabitant.
    A pleasant social party was given at the home of Mr. Amick, near Antioch, Friday night. All speak highly of the entertainment.
    Mr. Childers and son, of Medford, passed through here Thursday with a fine bunch of beef cattle off of their stock ranch in the Meadows district, for the Medford market.
    Mr. Payne, a gentleman recently from Michigan, who homesteaded a 40-acre tract in the chaparral district, has his house completed, and his family are now occupying the same.
    Mr. Williams, the postmaster and merchant at Moonville, has moved and now occupies the property formerly owned by A. L. Gall. He has everything tastefully arranged and convenient.
    Quite a number of the solid citizens of our section have ordered fruit trees and will enlarge their orchards--among them we note S. H. Glass, Brown & Stacy and Glass Brothers.
Medford Mail, November 21, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Miss Noe has returned home again for a visit with her parents here.
    Mr. Foster, of China Gulch, was a business visitor in Gold Hill Friday.
    Miss Haff, of Gold Hill, was a guest of Mrs. Swinden one day recently.
    Robert Swinden and wife were transacting business in Medford last week.
    Dr. Braden left last week for San Francisco upon pleasure and business combined.
    We are glad to report that Mr. Nutt's little child, who has been very ill, is getting better.
    Mr. Mendenhall, of the Gimlet mine, has returned from the East and commenced work in the mine.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson, of McCloud, Calif., have become residents of Kanes Creek. Mr. Anderson will engage in mining here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hysink, who have been engaged at work in the mines here for Mr. Braden, left recently for their home at Grants Pass. The best wishes of all their friends go with them.
Medford Mail, November 21, 1902, page 5


Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Grandpa Lame was a Gold Hill visitor Monday.
    Sore throats and la grippe is quite prevalent here lately.
    Mrs. Birdsey was a business visitor in Gold Hill Monday.
    Dr. Braden has returned from a business trip to San Francisco.
    Mesdames Foster and Marden were visiting Mrs. Higinbotham last Sunday.
    Henry Nutt will leave soon for Portland where he goes to take medical treatment.
    Robert Swinden and wife spent several days recently visiting relatives on Applegate.
    Elmer Nichols will give a dance at his place in the near future--date will appear later.
    Mr. Gossip, of the Gimlet mine, will leave for Indiana after Thanksgiving to remain until spring.
    The families of Mr. Householder and Emmett Sutton were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown last Sunday.
    Burt Nichols, of Central Point, is assisting Elmer Nichols in his farm work, which they intend to finish next week.
    Fred Reese, of Kanes Creek, is engaged at work in his mine on Foots Creek, which is producing some very good ore.
    Ralph Roundtree, of Central Point, was here during the week, he having taken his father to Gold Hill, from where he will leave for Washington on business.
    A letter received from B. A. Knotts, who is now a resident of Klamath County, states that cold weather has set in, also that deer are plentiful and that he had killed one which dressed 300 pounds.
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 3


Gold Hill Items.
BY SPECTATOR.
    Milo P. Ward came down from Portland Tuesday on business.
    J. L. Hammersley spent several days of last week at Roseburg on legal business.
    Geo. McClendon is clerking in Carter & Duffield's store during W. A. Carter's absence.
    L. F. Jordan, superintendent of the Bowden mine, is at San Francisco on business connected with the mine.
    There was a small blaze in Estabrook's drug store Saturday evening, caused from a defective flue. The damage was light.
    The family of A. J. Olsen are sorely afflicted. His wife and three children are all down with pneumonia, but at this writing are improving.
    W. A. Carter left Saturday for Salem to spend thanksgiving. He will be accompanied home by Mrs. Carter, who has been spending the past month visiting relatives.
    A. E. Kellogg has sold his livery and transfer business to Fred Peninger and will engage in the furniture, upholstering and carriage trimming business at this place.
    M. E. Church, Gold Hill, Oregon, A. P. Gillett, pastor. Preaching every
Sabbath at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school at 10 a.m.; class meeting every Sabbath at close of sermon. Ladies' Sewing Circle meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month, at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to all our services.
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    S. F. and Albert Morine, of Eagle Point, were doing business with people here yesterday.
    William and Charles Dickison have most of their cattle gathered from the Butte Creek range and are feeding regularly.
    Sheriff Joe Rader passed through here Tuesday morning, returning to Jacksonville from a trip over the northern part of the valley.
    Unless new arrangements are made by the directors, this will be the last week of a very successful term of school taught by Miss Thora Smith, of Talent.
    W. F. Isaacs and Dr. Goble spent a day in this section last week, testing their guns on small game. We did not learn with what success, but they both looked happy.
    Tom Pankey and his cousin George returned to Central Point Saturday, having assisted in the packing of the last of the Porter apples. Mr. Porter will soon haul the last load, which will not make him sorry, as man and team are getting worn out, the roads are so rough.
    Wm. Bybee drove about a hundred head of very fine hogs to market Saturday. Five and a quarter cents per pound was the price obtained, and, as they were heavyweights, they netted him a good sum of money.
    Ed Worman, of Medford, is spending the week with Table Rock friends and enjoying his first outing for years. As Uncle Ed is at home with stock farm life, the time is passing pleasantly for him.
    Mrs. Saltmarsh, mother of Mrs. W. R. Byrum, returned from Portland Sunday, accompanied by her daughter, who with her husband were among the unfortunates at the Palmer forest fire last fall. They will visit here for an indefinite period.
    Melvin Goudie, who has been here for several months, left Saturday. He will spend a few weeks with relatives at Central Point and Medford before settling down to work again. He has the good wishes of the neighborhood.
    E. H. Davis has been on the sick list for some time, but was taken suddenly worse Monday, and Dr. Pickel was called to attend him
. At last accounts the patient was doing as well as could be expected.
    George, the youngest son of E. F. Nichols, had a serious attack of rheumatism the first of the week, and Dr. Cole had to be called in the middle of the night to relieve the suffering boy, since which time he has rested quite easily.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 3


Ray Dam News.
    Dr. C. R. Ray left for San Francisco last Friday on business.
    The telephone line to the dam is being put in this week and will probably be completed by the last of the week.

    School opened in Gold Ray district last Friday (21st), under the instruction of Prof. R. S. Barr. About twenty-five pupils are enrolled.
    Chief Engineer Robt. Lawton is taking a few days' layoff this week, awaiting the arrival of some new machinery which is to be installed. He is visiting relatives and friends in Medford. Robert is a prime favorite with all the boys at the dam, and while he is being a "good fellow" with all of them, he is not forgetful of any one of his many duties about the works.
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    W. Parker and Prof. E. E. Smith spent a day in our town this week.
    Miss Middlebusher, of Eagle Point, is visiting friends here this week.
    Warren Mee, of Coles, Calif., spent a couple of days here last week.
    B. R. Porter, of Table Rock, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Mrs. J. W. Merritt and daughter, Esther, will leave for San Diego, Calif., in a few days to spend the winter.
    Miss Nellie Herriott, of Applegate, is visiting her brother, Thos. Herriott.
    Mrs. Shaw and Miss Weeden, of Ashland, spent last week with Mrs. Wm. Gregory.
    Bunch Walker and family, late of Spikenard, have become residents of our town.
    George Given, one of Eagle Point's energetic citizens, was in after supplies last week.
    Olof Ollson, who is employed at the Ashland depot, spent a few days at home this week.
    Glenn Owen, who has been at Montague, Calif., for some time, returned home Tuesday.
    R. C. Hensley spent last week in San Francisco, disposing of a carload of his fine porkers.
    T. T. Roundtree, of Washington, spent last week visiting relatives here. He will also visit California.
    Elder T. M. Jones will preach at the Baptist Church next Sunday. All are cordially invited to attend.
    There is much joy in the home of Jesse Hamrick over the arrival of a little daughter--born November 22, 1902.
    Mrs. John Hale, of Roseburg, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark, of this place, returned home last week.
    Dr. Hinkle has just opened one of the finest stocks of holiday goods ever brought to the city. Call and see before going elsewhere.
    M. H. Roundtree left for Lewis County, Washington, Monday to look after business interests. He will be absent about a month.
    Mrs. Mary Grieve, who has been spending several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Grieve, of Prospect, returned home this week.
    Mr. Sheldon, who has lately purchased a farm near Eagle Point, was in this week and bought the necessary furniture for his new home from Dr. J. Hinkle.
    Mr. Seymour, who has been spending several months in the Willamette Valley, returned home last week and has rented the house H. Corum lately bought from I. J. Carson.
    Prof. E. E. Smith and family, who have been living near Napa, Calif., for some time, have returned to Jackson County to make their home, which is pleasant news to their many friends.
    Evangelists Holmes and Webb will give an entertainment at the Baptist Church on Saturday evening, November 29th. The new optigraph moving picture machine will be used. Everything on the program is new and first class.
    A. M. Pate, late of Washington County, has purchased the Wm. Carey property and the Wardlow tract of land west of town, and his family will be here in a few weeks. Mr. Pate is a brother of Mrs. H. Corum. We welcome them to our town.
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--November 22, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pettigrew, a fifteen-pound boy.
    Geo. Ball, of Humboldt, is here visiting the family of Grandma Heckathorn.
    Arrangements are being made to have a Christmas tree and entertainment here.
    Rev. S. N. Hollcroft, of Medford, will preach here next Sunday morning and evening.
    Brown & Sons have been shipping a large lot of choice onions to different points on the coast.
    W. R. Potter commenced last Monday morning to put up a fence around the school house grounds.
    William Daley brought out some fine beef cattle last week, which he delivered to Mr. Barneburg, of Medford.
    Wm. Beale came in from a hunt on Crowfoot last week and reports having killed a large bear, in addition to other game.
    Arrangements are being made to have an entertainment at the close of the first three months of our school--December 5th.
    Dr. Pletcher, of Medford, accompanied by his family and Mrs. Butler, came out from his homestead on Big Butte last week.
    A. J. Daley, one of our prosperous merchants, has received a large amount of goods during the past week. In fact, all of our business men are planning to enlarge their business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ditsworth, of Prospect, passed through here last Monday en route to their mountain home. While here he engaged to deliver ten thousand pounds of potatoes to our merchants.
    A great many turkeys have passed through our town to Medford during the past week. Brown & Sons, of this place, have shipped nearly three hundred, dressed ready for market, to Oakland, Calif.
    Mrs. Stevens, formerly of this county but now of Myrtle Creek, Douglas County, returned to her home last Monday after a pleasant visit with her sister, Mrs. Susan Perry, and other relatives here.
    W. R. Potter has fixed up the house where Mrs. Potter has had her millinery and racket store for a residence, and is preparing to open a full stock of goods in the old saloon and drug store building.
    Dr. Pleasant, who has been visiting his sister in Portland, returned to our place last week. He has decided to locate somewhere in this section of the country, but as yet has not fully made up his mind just where.
    Bert Peachey went up to his mountain home last week to bring his mother and family out to their place in our town. It was not decided when he left whether his father would come out now or remain to attend to the stock.
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Mrs. Lilly Doorman is convalescent.
    Farmers have resumed plowing and seeding.
    Messrs. Amick & Stacy delivered their turkeys Saturday.
    Watt Beebe, of Mound district, is in our midst engaging turkeys.
    Mr. Mayfield and family, of Meadows, passed today for Medford.
    Miss Gertrude Richardson closed a very successful term of school at Mountain district on the 21st inst.
    Theo. Glass is again prostrated with la grippe. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is the attending physician.
    Range cattle are not going well, especially steers which are subject to being turned out on chaparral pasture.
    Asa Medley, formerly of this section but now of Newburg, Ore., is paying friends of this locality a brief visit.
    Grandpa and Grandma Houston are making their annual visit to their sons, John and Will Houston, on Long Branch.
    Mr. Gardiner Jr., of the Meadows, who owns a large tract of valuable timber, has ordered a sawmill to manufacture the same into lumber in the near future.
    E. C. Pomeroy and wife, of Meadows, passed through here Wednesday on their way to Medford with their sick child, where they were taking it for medical treatment.
    John Martin, son of Mrs. Jane Martin, has returned home after an absence of three years for a short visit with relatives and friends, after which he will return to Fresno, California.
    The school teacher should have the hearty support of all the patrons in the district, as the teacher's work has much to do in the molding of your children's character and with their future success in life.
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 5


Talent News Items.
    Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Talent spent Sunday in Medford.
    Prayer meetings are held every Sunday night in the Baptist Church.
    George Anderson and Miss Emma Coleman were married in Eugene Tuesday.
    Ralph Sherman, who has been very ill for some time past, is now convalescent.
    Mrs. Breese returned Tuesday from Grants Pass, where she spent the past week.
    Mrs. Van Dunlap and daughter, Miss Adeline, made a visit to Phoenix friends Tuesday.
    John Cameron has purchased the residence property of Andrew Briner and will take possession at an early date.
    "Bud" Inman and family, of Klamathon, are visiting Mr. Inman's parents. They will remain here for some time.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hamaker, late of Klamath County, now of Ashland, made a business visit to Talent on Tuesday.
    The Wagner Creek dancing club will reorganize this week and will give their opening dance next Saturday night. Everybody invited.
    Miss Clara Terrill returned home Saturday from the Red Top district, east of Medford, where she has just completed her second term of school.
    Beeson & Huger's nursery is doing a thriving business. They have a large supply of all kinds of fruit trees, of which they are making large sales.
    M. L. Pellett and his fruit packing crew returned from California the latter part of last week, having completed the packing there. The supply was much smaller than was expected.
    Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Helms came over from Butte Creek last week. Mrs. Helms will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Netherland, and Mr. Helms will return to his Butte Creek ranch.
    The Misses Fannie, Anna and Katie Beeson have rented rooms in the Dunlap residence, where they will spend the winter. Miss Anna has just completed a very successful term of school at Leeds.
    The Talent public schools now number seventy-eight pupils, thirty-three in the advanced department and forty-five in the primary department. The school flag pole now bears a large flag. Even the children love Old Glory.
    Andrew Briner has sold his finely equipped blacksmith shop and large trade to Thos. Short, of Ashland. Mr. Briner will move to his farm on Wagner Creek. He is a fine workman and a public-spirited citizen, and we regret that his health has forced him to give up his trade.
    The young people of Wagner Creek have organized a literary society, meeting every Friday night. The following officers were elected: Harry Lynch, president; Frank Works, vice president; Ed Cochrane, secretary; Edith Coleman, treasurer. The subject for debate next Friday night is "Resolved, That the horse is more useful to man than the cow."
Medford Mail, November 28, 1902, page 6


Central Point Items.
    Miss Bessie Lee was a Medford visitor the first of the week.
    M. Sheldon, of Eagle Point, was in after supplies on Tuesday.
    Ernest Ingram, of Glendale, is visiting his parents this week.
    Mr. Ferris is shipping a large amount of hay to Grants Pass.
    Jacob Huger, of Medford, was here last week looking after business interests.
    Elder T. M. Jones preached here last Sunday to a large and appreciative audience.
    Miss Lizzie Gibson, who is attending the Ashland Normal, spent Thanksgiving at home.
    J. E. Olsen, the well-known sawmill man, is in town this week looking after business interests.
    Lutie Wilson has gone to Jacksonville, where he has employment with the Iowa Lumber Company.
    Mrs. Drusilla Mee, of Applegate, spent several days here last week visiting her daughter, Miss Mary Mee.
    Mrs. J. W. Merritt and daughter, Esther, left on Monday's train for Los Angeles, where they will spend the winter.
    Wesley Birdsey, of Rock Point, was in town the first of the week purchasing farm machinery from W. J. Freeman.
    Dr. Hinkle has just opened the finest stock of holiday goods ever brought to this place. Call and examine before going elsewhere.
    Miss Norah Sydow, who has charge of one of the departments in the Grants Pass schools, spent Thanksgiving with her parents.
    Mrs. Harry Young, of Folsom, Calif., arrived here Sunday and will spend several weeks visiting her father, L. D. Hitch, of Tolo.
    The masquerade ball given at the hotel hall on Thanksgiving was a great success. All who attended report having had an enjoyable time.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Ross left for Ashland last Sunday, where she goes to make her future home. Her many friends here wish her success wherever she goes.
    The supper given by the Epworth League on Thanksgiving was a great success, both socially and financially. Many who attended were dressed in Colonial style, their costumes being both unique and pretty.
    Thursday evening John Hesselgrave and Miss Dora Hurley were driving in town, when the team became frightened and ran away, throwing the young folks out and bruising them quite badly, but fortunately they were not seriously injured.
    The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Ross will be sorry to learn that their infant son died last Saturday with diphtheria. The older children have the disease, but are improving. There are no other cases here, and the Ross family is quarantined, so we apprehend no danger of the disease spreading.
Medford Mail, December 5, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Rev. Hollcroft, of Medford, failed to fill his appointment here last Sunday.
    Rev. Goode, of the Free Methodist Church, will hold services here next Sunday.
    Miss Nora Charley, of Brownsboro, was visiting relatives here last Sunday.
    The school entertainment will be on Saturday evening, December 6, instead of Friday evening, as announced last week.
    The dance given by Jerry Heckathorn on Thanksgiving night was a very pleasant affair, everything being quiet and orderly.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haselton are the happy parents of a fine girl baby which arrived at their home on Thanksgiving Day.
    Jack and Ira Tungate passed through here Monday on their way home from attending the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Ed. Simon.
    Miss Clara Richardson, who is attending the normal at Ashland, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown Saturday and Sunday.
    The roads between here and the railroad are getting badly cut up again, and the patience of the traveling public is sorely tried on account of the mud.
    Prof. and Mrs. J. A. Bish, of Central Point, were out last Sunday visiting Mrs. Bish's parents, who have just returned from their mountain home near Mt. Pitt.
    Last Thursday Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fry, of Trail, brought their son, Charles, to Eagle Point to be treated by Dr. Officer for ulcerated mouth. They remained here until Monday.
    Mrs. E. Sinclare, who formerly resided here, but who has been living in Missouri the past year, returned to this county last week. She is now visiting her sister, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, accompanied by her sister-in-law, Mrs. D. J. S. Pearce, of Forest Creek.
    I have been requested to call the attention of the authorities to the fact that the approach on the east side of the Rogue River free ferry is in a very bad condition. The bank should be cut down so that wagons can be hauled on and off without the risk of breaking them.
    The first term of our school closes this week, and as Prof. Jonas has made other arrangements for the future, he declines to accept the school for the rest of the year, although he has given good satisfaction. The board has secured the services of Prof. A. H. Peachey for the remainder of the school.
    Word was received here last Friday of the death of Mrs. Ed. Simon, at her home near Grants Pass last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Simon were invited to a neighbor's to eat Thanksgiving dinner, and while there she was suddenly taken ill with spasms. She was carried home and died about nine hours later. Deceased leaves a husband and four children, a father, sister and two brothers, besides a large number of friends, to mourn her loss. She was the daughter of Geo. Beale, of Mt. Pitt precinct. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their many friends in this section.
Medford Mail, December 5, 1902, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.

    Mrs. Anderson was the guest of Mrs. Higinbotham recently.
    Mrs. McDougall, of this place, was a Gold Hill visitor last Wednesday.
    I. Householder is still engaged hauling quartz for Messrs. Ingram and Huston.
    Ed Swinden and Charley Householder spent several days of last week in Grants Pass.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Haff, of Gold Hill, were guests of Robert Swinden and wife on Thursday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Childers, of Gold Hill, ate turkey with Mrs. Fannie Birdsey Thanksgiving.
    Bert Nichols and wife, of Central Point were guests of Elmer Nichols and wife Thanksgiving Day.
    All the farmers are taking advantage of the fine weather--plowing and sowing their fall grain.
    Mr. and Mrs. Pontis spent Thanksgiving at the Gimlet mine. Mr. Pontis is engaged at work in the mine.
    David Noe, who has been engaged at work in Washington for nearly a year, has returned home to spend the holidays.
    Fred Reese, who is engaged developing his mining property in Foots Creek district, spent Thanksgiving on Kanes Creek.
Medford Mail, December 5, 1902, page 5


Talent  News Items.
    The train pulls in to Talent twice a day irregularly. It is allowed to depart peacefully with no material damage done. The engineer invariably rings the bell when approaching town. Our people recognize this as an act of courtesy that is justly due them, and many times the population turns out in force at the depot, and, though it may not be generally credited, the writer has seen at least ten people of both sexes there at one time. We are strictly up to date, beginning the new week at exactly 12 o'clock and one minute Sunday morning. People desiring a quiet rest are cordially invited to a sojourn in our city, as we do not have the noise and bustle of most cities. Oakland and Alameda furnish residences to many of the business men of San Francisco. East Portland performs the same office for Portland. And Talent is not at all like these cities. For some strange and unaccountable reason neither of the earth's poles protrude from our city, though it has long been recognized as the pivotal point about which the earth performs its diurnal revolution. Phoenix is a pleasant village in the suburbs of Talent. Anyone desiring a still more quiet place than our city would do well to locate there, for it is said that the people there will not be outdone in that particular. Ashland is located four or five miles to the south of us. Our people have not considered it of enough importance to warrant a streetcar line connecting it with this city. Some people have gone so far as to intimate that the village in question ought to be considered equal to Talent, but the mention of one circumstance proves beyond a doubt that Ashland isn't in it, viz: It is the will of our people that we license no saloons, and the necessary resultant is, there are none; as for Ashland--well, I've heard that even the hydrants send forth a stream of "booze," if you turn the faucet with the right pressure. So much for the ingloriously defeated would-be champion of "Burntville." It may be that in the minds of some our citizens are bigoted on account of the fame we have unconsciously aroused throughout the world, but we are not--we are simply elevated by conscious pride of our undisputed mastery of the secret of municipal legislation, which has long been sought for by various other cities, and who now turn green with envy as they see our glorious success. But we can afford to be magnanimous. Listen and I will, Prometheus-like, steal the secret of this power of wise government and give it to you, that you may ever look upon me as a benefactor. Treasure it among the holy thoughts of your temple. Here it is: Few people and no officers.
Medford Mail, December 5, 1902, page 5


Table Rock Items.
(Received too late for last week.)
    Mrs. Jennings and daughter, Miss Grace, went to town Tuesday.
    Miss Bertha Chapman is again making Table Rock her home for a season.
    Mr. Harris, bookkeeper at the Ray dam, spent Thanksgiving with Table Rock friends.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Eicher have moved onto the Morine place, and will keep house for Mr. Finnemore, the present owner.
    Mrs. B. R. Porter and daughters made a shopping trip to Medford Monday and report the roads as anything but good.
    Mrs. C. A. Dickison and Miss Grace came out from Medford to cheer up the menfolks during the Thanksgiving season.
    Ephriam Chapman left for California on the 27th. He accompanied his friend, Chas. Hall, of Bakersfield, who had been making quite an extended visit to the Chapman family.
    A public meeting was held at the school house Tuesday evening for the purpose of deciding on Christmas tree work. The attendance was better than usual on such occasions and the work of selecting committees was soon concluded.
    Thanksgiving was celebrated in a rather unique way in this neighborhood. Each family had been requested to bring their Thanksgiving dinner to the school house as nearly "piping hot" as possible. As a result one o'clock saw a merry crowd gathered there and two tables groaning under enough prime viands to have satisfied a crowd four times as large. Needless to say that wit and repartee was the tonic that caused each dish to receive more than passing attention, and it was only due to the following game of "black man," indulged in by men, women and children that the different participants were enabled to carry out, later on, a pleasing and varied program of recitations and music, which was listened to with close attention. The shades of night were well lowered when the different families bade each other good night with wishes for many returns of the day.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 12, 1902, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Neil Gage, of Beagle, was in town Tuesday after supplies.
    There have been no new cases of diphtheria here, and the family of G. B. Ross has about recovered.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mee, of Coles, Calif., spent a couple of days here this week.
    Mrs. Wm. Nichols will take charge of the hotel here next week.
    Mr. James is now employed at the Iowa Lumber Co.'s mill, near Jacksonville.
    Simpson Wilson, of Trail, was trading with our merchants the first of the week.
    Elder T. M. Jones has bought the Frank Brown residence and now occupies the same.
    Dr. Pleasant, late of Kansas, has decided to locate here for the practice of his profession.
    Elder Badger, of Ashland, will hold services here next Sunday morning and evening.
    Chas. Jeffers purchased the Jas. Priddy residence last week and has moved his family thereto.
    J. H. Downing has sold his property near town to T. A. Newman, of Medford, who will move to the place soon.
    Mrs. Lawton, of Portland, department inspector of the W.R.C., made an official visit to W. H. Harrison Corps on Tuesday.
Medford Mail, December 12, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    George Brown & Sons are shipping a large amount of onions from here to different points on the coast.
    Mrs. Esther Sinclare, who formerly lived here, has bought property in Central Point and located there.
    Mrs. Wm. Smith has gone to California to visit relatives. She expects to be home in time to take part in our Christmas festivities.
    Jerry Heckathorn has put up a neat porch in front of his building and otherwise improved the property until it presents a fine appearance.
    J. Hartman and Benton Pool came in from the Elk Creek country last Friday, where they had been working on the Elk Creek bridge.
    J. J. Fryer, our efficient road supervisor, has been patching up the roads in this district, and now we can travel over them with some satisfaction.
    James Ringer and his son, Chalmer. started for their mountain home last Monday morning, to be gone for several weeks. Mr. Ringer expects to build a new house while there.
    Last Saturday Bert Peachey left for their mountain home near Mt. Pitt, and on Sunday Robert Jonas and Boyd Potter started for the same place. The three expect to remain there for several weeks, hunting, fishing and taking pictures, Mr. Jonas being an adept in the latter art.
    The exercises at the close of the first quarter of our school were highly commendable. The children covered themselves all over with glory by the way they conducted their part. Prof. A. H. Peachey has succeeded Prof. Robt. Jonas as principal of the school, and the way he starts off bids fair to prove to be the right man in the right place.
    Ono day last week W. W. Parker, of Big Butte, went to Central Point after his niece, Miss Grace Smith, daughter of Prof. E. E. Smith, who is teaching school in the Parker district on Big Butte. They stopped with us on their return home, and Mr. Parker told us of a child, about six years old, that was lost on Tuesday of last week. The little one was missed about 2 o'clock p.m., and the neighbors were out all night searching for it. About 11 a.m. the following day they heard the child crying for help, but when found seemed none the worse for its sojourn in the woods alone overnight.
    Last Saturday night a number of our enterprising citizens met at Heckathorn's hall and made arrangements for having an entertainment and Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. The following committees were appointed: Committee on arrangements--J. R. Cook, S. F. Morine, J. W. Grover, Eli Dahack; committee on program--Mrs. J. R. Cook, Mrs. Lou Ebersole, R. N. Jonas, Miss Edna Charley, A. H. Peachey; committee on music--Mrs. M. Martin, Mrs. W. B. Officer, Miss Bertha Peachey, Carl Ringer, J. F. Brown; soliciting committee--Hattie Cingcade, Lottie Taylor, Anna Nichols, Floy Florey; purchasing committee--Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Mrs. R. G. Brown, Mrs. J. A. Jonas, Mrs. John Daley; committee on tree--I. Smith, Henry Ellis, Jerry Heckathorn, S. Moomaw, Chas. Thomas. The ladies of Eagle Point will comprise the committee on decoration. An invitation is extended everyone to come and have a good time.
Medford Mail, December 12, 1902, page 5



Kanes Creek Items.
BY SINE DIE.
    Miss Nina Householder is stopping in Gold Hill at present.
    Geo. Gray and family, of Medford, have become residents of this place.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols were transacting business in Gold Hill Monday.
    Mrs. Carey and daughter, Miss Cassie, of Tolo, were visiting in this neighborhood recently.
    Misses Ada and Cap Swinden were the guests of friends in Gold Hill last Sunday.
    The Dardanelles school will close on Friday, December 12th, with appropriate exercises.
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swinden were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols, of Central Point, who have [been] here for the past two weeks, have returned home.
    There will be a dance at the residence of Elmer Nichols, on Kanes Creek, on December 29th. Everybody is invited to attend and have a good time. The best of music will be furnished. Tickets, including supper, $1.25.
Medford Mail, December 12, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Jesse Glass, Jr., is visiting relatives near Tolo.
    C. B. Fitzgerald has opened a real estate and notary public office at Moonville in Sams Valley. He has quite a number of valuable farms of Sams Valley on his list for sale.
    Born--On Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Robt Dearman, a son.
    The daily attendance at our district school still continues with a good average, despite high waters and forsaken roads.
    The small streams in our vicinity are running bank full, and quite a number of trout are seen and caught in these small tributaries.
    Grandpa and Grandma Houston have returned home, after a very pleasant and agreeable visit of two weeks with their sons on Long Branch.
    Brown Bros., of Beagle, accompanied by Mrs. Chas. Brown, were visiting and trading in Central Point Friday and Saturday, returning home Sunday.
    The sad news reached us Friday of the sudden and unexpected death of our young friend and neighbor, George Martin, who died in the asylum on the 4th inst. His remains were brought home and interred in Antioch cemetery Sunday, the 7th. George Martin was born in Jackson County, Or., twenty-eight years ago and grew to manhood in this vicinity. He was a noble, generous, free-hearted young man and was well and favorably known in this section. He leaves a good mother, three sisters and four brothers, with many sorrowing friends, to mourn his death.
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(Received too late for last week.)
    The health of our community was never better.
    A severe winter is prophesied by those who claim to know.
    There is a less acreage of grain sown on the north side of Rogue River than in many previous years.
    Mr. Biden and family passed through here Sunday en route home. They enjoyed Thanksgiving Day in Medford with their son.
    E. C. Pomeroy, wife and sick babe tarried with us a short while on their way home from Medford where they consulted with Dr. Pickel.
    Thanksgiving Day was generally observed among our people, and Miss Hewes dismissed school in order that her pupils might better enjoy the day.
    Ernest Case, brother of Clarence Case, of Beagle, is visiting the latter and will probably locate permanently in our midst, as the change has greatly improved his health since coming here.
    The oak tree is stripped of its foliage and looks cold and desolate, but the great fir and pine from the Table Rocks assist in relieving the monotony of winter with their evergreen appearance.
    We are sorry to report the sudden death of B. F. Ragsdale, who died on the 17th at Willows, Calif., of hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. Ragsdale grew to manhood in our midst and was honored and respected by all. His wife preceded him to the grave two years ago. He leaves two small boys, aged 4 and 6, besides an honored Christian mother, sister and brother, besides many sorrowing friends to mourn his unexpected death.
Medford Mail, December 12, 1902, page 5


Enjoyed a Pleasant Evening.
PHOENIX, Ore., Dec. 3, 1902.
    EDITOR MAIL:--Mime Rose, assisted by her daughter, Mrs. A. S. Furry, entertained a few friends on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Furry favored the company with several choice musical selections. Refreshments, consisting of oysters, cakes, coffee, candy and popcorn, were served. At 11:30 o'clock, Mrs. Rose's son, Louie Colver, who has been visiting relatives and friends the past two weeks, bade all goodbye and started for California on the midnight train. He was accompanied to the depot by Messrs. Coleman, Hargrave and Furry. About one o'clock the company departed for their homes, all voting it the most pleasant evening spent in Phoenix for many months. The guests were Dr. and Mrs. Hargrave, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. A. Furry, Mrs. Rose, Misses McKay, Weeks, Sackett and Dolly Rose, Messrs. S. P. Robbins and Louie Colver.
XXX.
Medford Mail, December 12, 1902, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    J. W. Grover made a business trip to Medford last Monday.
    Our teachers have decided to have a vacation during the holidays.
    John Watkins has a new sign, "Eagle Point Hotel," that is quite ornamental.
    Mrs. J. W. Grover and Mrs. W. Knighten were visiting friends in Eagle Point Sunday.
    Our young people are making great preparations for the entertainment on Christmas Eve.
    Henry Ellis, who has been stopping at the Sunnyside for the past month, went to Ashland this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knighten and Mrs. A. M. Thomas were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Hotel last Friday night.
    John W. Smith, son of J. W. Smith, of Big Sticky, returned last week from Portland and Eastern Oregon, where he has been for the past year. His many friends here gave him a cordial welcome.
    James Kitchen, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. W. W. Parker, and family, Mt. Pitt precinct, returned Tuesday to his home in Ashland, Mr. and Mrs. Parker accompanying him as far as Eagle Point.
    John Williscroft, who was formerly in business here, returned Monday evening from a four months' visit with his children in South Dakota and relatives in Minnesota and North Dakota. His many friends here extend to him a joyous greeting.
    The Eagle Point football team will meet the Ashland Normal team, provided the latter accepts the challenge which the Eagle Point team gave, and if not the Central Point and Eagle Point teams will play at Central Point on Christmas Day and at Eagle Point on New Year's Day.
    Last Monday, as Mr. Abbott was unhitching his team, the lines being tied to the brake on the wagon, one of the animals turned around, drawing the lines tight and causing the horses to back. In spite of all efforts the team backed the wagon off a ten-foot bank into the mill race. Both horses were completely submerged, but were finally rescued comparatively unhurt.
Medford Mail, December 19, 1902, page 5



Beagle Items.
    Miss Fannie Hewes departed for her home in Medford Saturday.
    Messrs. Burch and Beber of Mount district are here gathering range cattle.
    Elder Rosser of the M.E. Church, South, filled his appointment at Antioch Saturday morning and Moonville at early candlelight.
    In the spelling contest on the last day of school at Antioch, Miss Albertie Stacy won the honors of spelling down the entire school.
    The sad news has reached us of the sudden illness of John Houston of Long Branch. Dr. Chisholm of Gold Hill is the attending physician.
    Thomas Pomeroy Jr. of the Meadows paid us a pleasant visit Sunday. He reports their entire family as having been seriously ill with sore throats but that all are now convalescent.
    Lee Mitchell has rented the Case hill place and will use the same as a station on his mail route. His father, William Mitchell, of the Meadows, will move there in a few days.
    Miss Fannie Hewes closed her three months school at Antioch on Friday, the 12th inst. She has proved herself to be a worthy and competent instructor, and we bespeak for her a bright future in the teachers' profession.
    The schedule time on the mail route from Sams Valley to Beagle, Asbestos and Spikenard is changed, arriving at these offices in the evening instead of in the morning. It is now carried by Lee Mitchell. Harvey Richardson starts from Agate with Trail, Prospect and Persist mails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This change will give us all of our weekly mail at Beagle with the connection with the Gold Hill carrier at Sams Valley.
Medford Mail, December 19, 1902, page 5


Forest Creek News.
BY OPERA.
    Mark Winningham has returned from Keswick, Calif.
    Mr. and Mrs. Armpriest were in Medford last week upon business.
    Sadie Sturgis is attending school in Medford during the winter months.
    John Horn is back again on Forest Creek, and is stopping with his brother.
    George Smith, of Big Butte, is working at the A. W. Sturgis mine this winter.
    W. R. Stansell, of Jacksonville, was here one day last week looking after his mining interests.
    Ed. Russell and family have moved to the Dugan mine, where he will work during the winter.
    Joseph Coffman is expected to arrive here daily to take charge of his father's affairs, that gentleman being in quite poor health.
    Dugan & Son, of San Francisco, are operating their hydraulic mine on upper Forest Creek. They have a force of men now at work.
    Our school is continue until about the first of the year. The teacher, Miss Tilla Hooks, drives from Jacksonville to her school each day in spite of the inclement weather and muddy roads.
    Jas. Armpriest has several head of cattle missing from the range. They are marked with a crop in left ear and split in right, also branded "J.A." on hip. Anyone knowing their whereabouts will please write him at Jacksonville.
Medford Mail, December 19, 1902, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    Farm work has been suspended on account of the recent storms.
    Mrs. E. V. Osborne, who has been quite poorly of late, is somewhat improved.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Meyer, of Lake Creek, were trading in town Monday. They also visited with Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Bell.
    There will be a shooting match for turkeys on Wednesday, December 24th. It is expected some good shooting will be done.
    I. A. Webb, of Medford, accompanied by T. Triplett, spent Saturday night in town. They were returning from a trip to Big Butte.
    The good people of our community are in favor of a Christmas tree on the evening of December 24th, and are doing all in their power to make it a success. A cordial invitation is extended to everybody to attend.
Medford Mail, December 19, 1902, page 5


Beagle Items.
    Lester Rogers has gone to California.
    Farming and general work is at a complete standstill until after the holidays.
    Mrs. J. G. Martin, Carl F. Martin and Asa Medley were at Central Point Thursday.
    Thos. Jones, the miner, has returned home to enjoy the holidays with his parents near Beagle.
    Some little loss of cattle is reported, principally from browsing too freely on the chaparral brush.
    John Houston, of Long Branch, who is so seriously afflicted with inflammatory rheumatism, is slowly recovering.
    Prof. Miller, of Asbestos, tarried with us Sunday night, en route to Ashland. He reports E. C. Pomeroy's invalid child still unable to walk, but improving slowly.
    The residence of the Brown brothers near Beagle was destroyed by fire Thursday night, the 18th inst. Nothing was saved, leaving these good people in destitute circumstances. A contribution wagon was started among the farmers, who responded quite liberally. How the fire originated is a mystery, as it occurred at 12 o'clock at night.
Medford Mail, December 26, 1902, page 3


Table Rock Items.
    Tom Pankey is over from Central Point helping Mr. Porter pack his culls and pruning his orchard.
    Everything is moving along smoothly in the Christmas tree preparations and we anticipate the usual good time.
    A porcupine with unusually long quills was killed on the river not long ago--the first one seen in this region in some years. Beaver are also reported as being plentiful.
    J. C. Pendleton sold his bunch of fat hogs to B. R. Porter the first of the week. Mr. Porter now has a carload of hogs which he is thinking some of taking to the San Francisco market.
    We understand that Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dickison are intending to take advantage of the holiday excursion and visit San Francisco. There are several others who would like to go but have not decided.
    We were shocked to learn of the death of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols, of Central Point. Ed. Nichols and family attended the funeral Sunday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this neighborhood.
    We are glad to be able to say that the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams, who ran the scissors into her temple near her eye not long ago, is out again, and apparently none the worse for the accident, though for a time they feared it might affect the eye.
    At various times during the last ten days different members of this community have made their way to Medford and other valley towns and returned laden with packages, curiously suggestive of the ones Santa Claus is always pictured as having. Evidently both old and young are to [be] made happy this year.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 26, 1902, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    D. P. Mathews left last Monday for Seattle to visit his sister.
    Charles Hayes has several traps along the banks of Little Butte and is meeting with fair success.
    Miss Laura Ayres, who has been visiting her sister in California for some time, returned home last week.
    Merchant George Brown returned Monday from a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Holmes, and family, of Central Point.
    Prof. and Mrs. J. A. Bish, of Central Point, came out last Monday to spend the holidays with Mrs. Bish's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Peachey.
    Jerry Heckathorn has his hall fitted up in good shape, and on New Year's night will give a grand masquerade ball. A good time is anticipated for all who attend.
    Parties are trying to buy lots on which to build houses for rent. There is a constant demand for houses here by families who want the benefit of our excellent school.
    A. J. Daley has carpenters at work building his blacksmith shop. He has had the material on the ground for some time, the scarcity of workmen being the cause of the delay in building.
    Miss Ollie Tungate, who is attending the Medford Business College, came out to Eagle Point last Saturday, and on Sunday went to her home in Mt. Pitt precinct to spend the vacation.
    The High Line Ditch Company has commenced work on their ditch, which will bring water into our town on the south side of the creek. This probably is the cause of the demand for property here.
    While Mrs. John Smith was returning home from Central Point Monday night, one of the horses she was driving was taken sick and fell on the Antelope bridge, delaying her so that she did not reach home until after midnight.
    John W. Smith has opened a barber shop in the building formerly occupied by Mrs. S. B. Holmes' millinery store, Mrs. Holmes haying moved her stock of goods to her residence. Mr. Smith is a good barber and bids fair to build up a profitable business here.
    Wm. Beale, of Mt. Pitt, called on us one day this week and gave the details of an encounter with bear which he, in company with Ed Spencer and Mike Wooley, had on the south fork of Rogue River a short time ago. While out hunting the party got lost, and in trying to find camp they ran across an old bear and two cubs. They shot the cubs, wounding both of them, and then followed a lively fight with the only dog they had with them, three of the dogs having gone after the old bear. The party remained out all night, and in the morning found that they were within two miles of camp.
Medford Mail, December 26, 1902, page 3


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