Eagle Point Eaglets
News from Eagle Point, Oregon, mostly from the pen of A. C. Howlett. Transcribed by Connie Merriman Bissell. Thanks!
WAGON ROAD MEETING AT EAGLE POINT.
At a meeting called Feb. 18, 1882, at Eagle Point, for the purpose of obtaining the sentiments of the people of Eagle Point and vicinity in regard to a wagon road to Fort Klamath, J. G. Grossman was called to the chair and H. C. Fleming chosen secretary. The chairman stated the object of the meeting to be as stated above. After remarks by Wm. Simpson, A. J. Daley, M. Peterson, James Miller, J. M. Matney, A. W. Clemens, E. Emery, Charles Griffith and A. H. Osborne, a motion was made and carried that James Miller, M. Peterson, Wm. Simpson, J. M. Matney and A. J. Daley be appointed a committee to designate the route for said road, commencing at old Camp Stuart, near H. Amy's residence, and ending at the eastern boundary line of Jackson County, and to petition the County Court to grant a survey for said road from the terminus of the county road to said eastern boundary line. On motion, our county papers were requested to publish these minutes. The meeting then adjourned sine die.
J. G. GROSSMAN, Ch'n.H. C. FLEMING, Sec'y.
Democratic Times, Jacksonville, February 24, 1882, page 2
Eagle Point News.The snow is all gone and, in connection with a heavy downpour of rain, is making mud at a fearful rate, and with the surplus on hand before makes the "oldest inhabitant" look dubious. Travel has not entirely stopped. Occasionally a rancher may be seen wending his way to the metropolis with a load of porkers; then a merchant with a muddy hack, loaded with boxes of eggs, goes plodding along, says he can make the trip in twelve hours; it is only fourteen miles.
I. F. Williams makes daily trips with the mail and express from Central Point. He has new curtains to his hack, making it more comfortable for passengers.
Several of our young people went to Lake Creek to attend the New Year's party. They reported a good time. They were detained there a day on account of high water in some of the small streams up there but that was counted with the other enjoyments.
Dr. Stanfield has disposed of his menagerie, which was presented him on Christmas eve, at a good figure. The dealers in that kind of stock are reported bankrupt and out of business, so he will not be likely to get another consignment.
Mrs. A. G. Johnston's father and mother from Nebraska are visiting and looking at the country here. They are from a country where there never is any mud.
There was a lawsuit in Justice Johnson's court on Saturday. The particulars of the litigation have not transpired.
MICROSCOPE.Medford Mail, January 7, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.Mr. Inlow has returned from Talent. He still has an abiding faith in the future greatness of Eagle Point.
A. J. Daley drove a lot of fat hogs to Medford last week.
C. W. Taylor has been attending commissioners court at Jacksonville for a few days.
Mr. Fryer is mending his fences demolished by the late freshet.
Mr. Robinett is building a new blacksmith shop on the south side of the creek, not a very extensive building, but will probably serve the purpose for which it is built. B. B. Hubbard is to have a repair shop connected with it.
Dr. Parker and Prof. Ed. Smith were in town on Saturday. Prof. Smith has been engaged to teach the Central Point school.
Miss Millie Howlett spent the holiday vacation with her parents.
The Literary Society has not been heard from since Christmas. Perhaps it was only a prelude to the festivities on that occasion. We can only say is was good while it lasted.
Prof. Haselton's night school, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, is still continued and the pupils are reported as making good progress. The Professor is a good teacher.
When you meet an "old timer," if you make any remarks about the condition of the roads, you must say they are soft and pliable. They take exceptions to the word m-u-d. This is the kind of weather that brings good crops to the farmer and big nuggets of gold to the miner, therefore plenty to everybody.
Medford Mail, January 14, 1892, page 2
Big Butte Diggins.The snow has most all disappeared in our valley, but there is plenty left on the mountains.
A man by the name of L. Sullivan, who has been missing for nearly three weeks, was found a few days ago. He had taken his gun and went out for a stroll in the woods. The snow was falling fast and made it impossible for him to find his way home and he perished in the snow.
Willie Perry, of Eagle Point, spent a week at home. He was recently accompanied by Peter Simon.
Miss Lucinda Obenchain went to Central Point last Tuesday. She will probably remain there a while. L. is a bright little girl and we wish her great success.
Five buildings have gone down in the past three weeks. The amount of snow and rain has been too much for them.
Mr. G. Bishop, of Phoenix, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Edsall, at present.
Mr. Geppert, of Davis Prairie, passed through our city last week. He informs us that instead of the wolves keeping him in the trees 25 hours, it was five days without food or blankets. Tough, wasn't it?
D. M. Simons and Willie Perry, of Eagle Point, were seen on our streets Saturday.
Miss Emogene Perry departs for Eagle Point Wednesday. She will visit friends of that place for a few days.
Libbie Perry and sister Mrs. Simpson, of Antelope, are visiting at home for a few days.
PECK'S BAD BOY.Medford Mail, January 21, 1892. page 2
Eagle Point News.Eagle Point wants a railroad, but it is a question in the minds of some whether the
R.R.V.R.R. will be built out from Medford the coming summer or not. At all
events "mum" is the word at present. If the R.R. that is going to be built from Port
Orford, or Crescent City, or any other point on the coast, eastward to intersect the
U.P. should cross the S.P. at Gold Hill (as rumor says it will), it would leave Eagle
Point three miles out in the cold, as it would probably go up Rogue River on that
side, then a "stub" road would have to be built to connect us with the main line so
as to facilitate the transportation of our products. We expect to have several
industries in operation in a short time.
Butte Creek is not going to be satisfied with a back seat much longer; with its
superior advantages and resources.
The best wheat raised in Southern Oregon was raised in Butte Creek Valley. Thousands of bushels were shipped out of the county for lack of milling capacity
to use it, and the best of the water power waiting to be utilized in that direction. Our
extensive fruit interests suffered loss in the absence of canneries and dryers, which
would bring wholesale dealers to distribute it to the outside world.
What company of capitalists will furnish the financial driving wheel to set all this
machinery in motion has not transpired, but that it will materialize at no distant day
is certain. If the R.R.V.R.R. Co. lets this plum slip through its fingers some other
company will be the gainer. Has Medford nothing to say in this matter?
We have had three days of delightful sunshine, but the mud is still here.
The new blacksmith shop is nearly completed and will be occupied in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Ewing have another little daughter in their home.
Harry Carlton is carrying his arm in a sling, as the result of being kicked by a
A dramatic company is being organized from members of the literary society.
They have a spelling contest at school on Friday afternoons, the losing side
furnishing taffy for a candy party in the evening.
Postmaster Florey is having more shelving put in his store to accommodate his
Rev. Mr. Thompson, who preaches at the Antelope church at 11 o'clock,
preaches here in the evening. Last Sunday was his first, and as the appointment was
not generally known, he had a small audience, but a large attendance is assured
OCCASIONAL.Medford Mail, January 28, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.Mrs. Wm. Mitchell who went to San Francisco about three months since to work at dressmaking, died of pneumonia, at the home of her sister, near Stockton, last Friday. She leaves a husband and two children--boys, aged twelve and fourteen years. They have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
There is some sickness in town.
Mr. Ashpole is recovering from an attack of la grippe. Several others have had slight attacks.
Mrs. Masters is sick with pneumonia at the home of her mother, Mrs. Thomas.
Among the business ventures that have struck Eagle Point are a drug store, a new doctor, and a newspaper.
It is refreshing to know that [the] R.R.V.R.R. is reviving.
OCCASIONAL.Medford Mail, February 4, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.Good weather soon makes good roads, and they are beginning to dry up and put on a smooth face, as if they had never "cut up" so.
The city drug store has opened up in good shape and makes a bright spot in its rather dingy surroundings.
Dr. Terry, from Central Point, has moved his family here and occupies the
last house that was for rent. But some more will be built soon. Now, if these new acquisitions can stand a certain amount of "freezing out" they will succeed. The business atmosphere of Eagle Point will not always be so frigid. There is a better time coming.
Farmers hereabouts are plowing for spring crops, hoping for another bountiful harvest.
The sick are convalescent, and no new cases. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rader died recently. It had been ailing from its birth.
A little daughter is reported at Justice A. G. Johnston's, born Jan. 29th.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddy, of Pendleton, who have been visiting at Commissioner Taylor's, have returned home.
The newspaper rumor was premature.
Miss Linda Owen, from out on the desert, and Miss Annie Carney, from the district west of here, are attending school and boarding at home, the former coming six miles and the latter four. They come on horseback. Miss Owen was a pupil of Prof. Haselton's when he taught at the Liberty school.
Mr. Larkin, who went to England to look after a fortune, arrived safely, and has sent some very interesting illustrated papers to his friend, Mr. Fryer, illustrating English life.
The Eagle Point merchants have a more satisfied look since people can come to town.
A. J. Daley sends an occasional load of flour and feed to the railroad.
OCCASIONAL.Medford Mail, February 11, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.Prophets are prophesying, flume builders are surveying, railroad projectors and property owners are considering the bonus business, while the doubtful and unconcerned are looking on with a quizzical smile saying, Solomon built a great temple, with no flume to float the big cedars of Lebanon, nor railroad to transport the iron and brass and silver and gold and precious stones to Jerusalem. And moreover, Oregonians have lived and prospered, and grown rich, with no flume or railroad within thousands of miles, and that Butte Creek is better without these innovations. These last are called "ol' fogies" and "mossbacks."
The world moves, and Butte Creek is a part and parcel of this great universe, and when the edict comes to "move on" no intercession or plea of previous condition of prosperity can stay the impetus.
Small grain is all sown, gardens are being made, and farmers are plowing for corn; the merchants and tradesmen are doing a thriving business, and all seem contented and happy.
Rev. Mr. Thompson preached here Sunday evening.
One more week of school will close the winter term, which has been satisfactory to teacher, pupils and patrons.
There have been a few cases of influenza, but all are reported recovering.
A. J. Daley took a business trip to Grants Pass last week. His teams have resumed their usual trips to the railroad with flour and feed.
Medford Mail, February 25, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.Since the much talked-of extension of the R.R.V.R.R. to Eagle Point is almost assured, there have been many inquiries by the people in distant localities as to where Eagle Point is, and what [are] its prospective advantages. To those who may chance to read the Mail this information is given.
Eagle Point is fourteen miles northeast from Medford, on Little Butte Creek, which, by the way, has some of the best water powers in Oregon. It has one roller flouring mill, of large capacity, two stores of general merchandise, two of confectionery, one drug store, two physicians, two hotels, two blacksmith shops, with wagon repair shops connected. It has one church building and one school house. It numbers about 150 inhabitants. The surrounding country--the Butte Creek Valley--contains some of the best farming and fruit lands in the state. It is well known that the best wheat raised in the Rogue River Valley was from Butte Creek. This we have now. After the advent of the iron horse we will tell more about it.
This delightful weather makes all nature rejoice, animate and inanimate.
The visitors from a distance are returning to their homes. Mrs. A. G. Johnston's father, mother and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Adams, and son have departed for their home in Nebraska. Mrs. Guerin and children, who have been visiting her parents, have returned to Portland. Mr. Howard, of Sisson, has been here looking after his property, returning home several days since.
Cora Brown is visiting in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Thomas and daughter, Mrs. Chappell, have gone on a tour through Idaho and Montana.
A. J. Daley went to Grants Pass on [the] 7th inst. on business.
A lawsuit took place here last Friday in which Horace Ish, as plaintiff, had to pay the cost.
MICROSCOPE.Medford Mail, March 10, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News,In writing up our town last week the post office was left out. It is now a money order office, and we have daily mail from Central Point. It is the distributing office for Antelope, Brownsboro and Leeds; triweekly to Brownsboro, twice a week to Antelope and Leeds.
The spring term of school commences on the 14th inst., Prof. Haselton, teacher.
At an annual school meeting J. J. Fryer was elected director in place of B. B. Hubbard, whose term expired. A. J. Florey was re-elected clerk.
A new school house is talked of.
Mr. Haselton has improved his place by making his two dwelling houses into one.
A. C. Howlett has a man and a wheelbarrow engaged in gathering rock.
Mr. Pool, of the Eagle Hotel, who has been in poor health for some time, has gone to Portland for medical advice.
Mr. Inlow, sometimes of Eagle Point and sometimes of Talent, is sojourning at the latter place at present.
Rev. Stearns preached here on Sunday, the 13th, morning and evening.
The Revs. Thompson are here to commence revival meetings here on the 20th inst., to continue two weeks or more.
The Sunday school, which has been closed since November, will commence again soon, with A. G. Johnston as superintendent.
This warm weather is bringing fruit trees into bloom. Early peaches, almonds and apricots are in full bloom now.
The merchants are replenishing their stock of goods for the spring trade.
Commercial travelers are numerous these days, and some are very industrious, not even resting on Sunday.
MICROSCOPE.Medford Mail, March 17, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.Delightful weather and a prospect of bountiful crops bring contentment and happiness to the dwellers in the valley.
Mr. Severance has sold his property here to Rev. Mr. Stearns, who expects to occupy it the coming week.
The revival meetings conducted by the Revs. Thompson commenced on Sunday evening, as announced some time since. The school house was overcrowded, and the meetings will hereafter be held in the hall.
At the Republican primary the delegates were: George Brown, H. Severance, J. J. Fryer and D. Carlton.
Dr. Whitney and family, formerly of this place, but now of Grants Pass, were the guests of B. B. Hubbard several days during the last week. The Doctor is in feeble health, with not much hope for improvement.
Mr. Pool has returned from Portland, not much better for the trip.
A. J. Daley is shipping flour and feed to Grants Pass.
MICROSCOPE.Medford Mail, March 24, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.We are having some refreshing showers of rain, which is good for the small grain and grass. Gardens that were planted early are growing nicely.
Rev. Stearns has taken possession of the place he bought of Mr. Severance.
The revival meetings are progressing satisfactorily. The Revs. Thompson went to their appointments at Medford and Central Point on Sunday, returning here on Monday. Rev. Stearns held services in their absence.
George Brown and A. Severance attended the county convention at Jacksonville on Saturday.
Cora Brown returned home on Sunday.
Dr. Whitney made another trip out here from Grants Pass, on business, Tuesday.
There are no serious cases of sickness in this vicinity at present, though it is evident that the Eagle Point correspondent of the Valley Record has a sour stomach, which causes him to break out in slurs. Religious meetings and political gatherings seem to be the object at which his fusillade of venom is directed.
MICROSCOPE.Medford Mail, March 31, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.Rev. Oglesby, of the M.E. church south, preached here Sunday evening.
There is talk of moving the Antelope M.E. church building to Eagle Point.
Our teacher, Mr. Haselton, has been in attendance at the institute in Grants Pass the past week.
Mr. Shock is quite sick with fever. Dr. Terry is in attendance. No other cases of serious illness, although the coughing epidemic is spreading.
Some improvements are going on. Dr. Stanfield is going to build a residence here soon. B. B. Hubbard is preparing to build an addition to his house.
Rain and frost, and frost and rain, is the weather report for April, but the Butte Creek region is proof against either. With the exception of peaches in a few localities the frost has done no great damage.
The farmers are hoping for better weather this month and as tradesmen, doctors, lawyers, priests and politicians are dependent upon them for their daily bread, they too are anxious that Old Sol should put on a smiling face.
The Presbyterians had communion services last Sunday when five of the Methodist converts united with that church. They were baptized the week previous by the Methodist minister, Rev. E. E. Thompson. These two denominations now have an equal number of members here.
Your correspondent took a trip to Grants Pass last Friday and Saturday, returning by way of Sams Valley, the land of big wheat fields and orchards. These tell the story that "the frost looks forth on still clear nights" there as well as along down the valley. The grain fields and orchards in our own Butte Creek Valley have evidently escaped the injury from frost and cold rains better than the lower valleys, as harvest time will tell.
MICROSCOPE.Southern Oregon Mail, May 13, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point News.The smoke of battle has cleared away--the battle of the ballots. The smoke of the "best Havanas" and the fumes of "old rye" no longer perfume the pure mountain air of Eagle Point. The election passed off very quietly. Political differences of opinion had been discussed and settled in the electioneering days beforehand. Everything seems satisfactory except the office of justice of the peace, which is a "little mixed." Your correspondent, who is not a politician, feels sure that the country is safe. For how could it be otherwise when three or four political parties are looking so anxiously after its welfare.
The carpenter's hammer and saw is heard early and late on all sides. Blacksmiths are kept busy repairing farm implements. Wagon repairs are also in demand. Dry weather and rough roads are not healthy for wagons, Merchants are doing a thriving business, which is always the case when a good crop is anticipated. Everything depends upon the farmer, then why should he not rule the universe? Echo answers why?
The weather has been cloudy and cool the last week and hay makers are wishing for sunshine. The alfalfa crop was saved in good condition and was very heavy. A large acreage was newly sown to this crop in this vicinity last spring and the season has been favorable for its growth.
A number of railroad men from Omaha, Neb., were here recently, and one of our citizens took them up into a high mountain and showed them all the cities of Jackson County, but is not known if he offered to give any of them in exchange for a railroad to Eagle Point.
The closing of our school for the summer vacation is later than usual by reason of the sickness of the teacher Mr. Haselton. Since his recovery no cases of serious sickness are reported.
Arrangements are being made to celebrate the nation's birthday in the beautiful grove near town known as the "old camp ground," notice of which will be published in due time.
Postal service has been increased at the post office, but Postmaster Florey is equal to the demand.
MICROSCOPE.Southern Oregon Mail, June 17, 1892, page 1
Eagle Point News.Crops will not be as good as last year but we hope for a fair average.
We are having some very hot weather even here in Eagle Point. What must it be out in the big valley?
Our school closed on Friday, the 24th inst., with one of its characteristic entertainments, very creditable to teachers and scholars.
Mr. Layton, who came here some time since to look at the country, has concluded to remain. He has been occupying the J. K. Green residence.
Miss Cora Brown has gone to Victoria, B.C., to visit her uncle Robert Brown, and farther on in the provinces to remain with other relatives indefinitely.
The program for the 4th of July celebration is out. Mr. Gus Newberry, of Jacksonville, will deliver an oration. The Eagle Point glee club will furnish the music. They will probably depend upon Medford for fireworks, and adjourn to some convenient place to watch Roxy Ann.
The friends of Mr. Green are gratified to learn that he is regaining his mental faculties. He has been in the insane asylum at Stockton, Cal., about a year. His wife, who has charge of a large dressmaking establishment at San Jose, sends this welcome news to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Tryer.
The music we hear nowadays is made by the mower and hay rake with the farmers, the saw and hammer of the carpenters and hammer and tongs of the blacksmith. A gladsome symphony, made more so when we reflect that in the years to come this sturdy yeomanry will direct the affairs of our vast domain, politically, financially and socially, for the edict has gone forth.
Prof. Haselton will teach the Antelope school during our summer vacation.
MICROSCOPE.Southern Oregon Mail, July 1, 1892, page 2
Eagle Point Items.The famous calf with such a high-sounding name, referred to by the correspondent of the Valley Record, is still shouting to its bovine mother for the nourishment necessary to the development of a full-fledged thoroughbred.
Some changes have taken place in property ownership. A. J. Daley has bought the drug store and saloon buildings, for what purpose rumor saith not.
F. M. Burdick, a representative of the wholesale house of the J. V. Farwell company, of Chicago, is here visiting his mother, Mrs. L. K. Burdick, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Hubbard. He is accompanied by his wife. They came by the Northern Pacific and will return by the Denver and Rio Grande and Salt Lake. They are much pleased with the Rogue River Valley and contemplate a visit to this coast next year. They were doing business in Medford on Friday.
MICROSCOPE.Southern Oregon Mail, July 29, 1892, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Fish are said to be quite plentiful in Antelope Creek, and numerous parties are engaged in corralling the beauties.
Blacksmith Robinett reports plow lays rolling his way with such velocity as to keep him hurrying mightily to keep ahead of his work.
I saw 'Squire Johnson hurrying around town this week with a bundle of papers under his arm--evidently the legal mill was getting in shape to turn out a grist.
The small people--the REAL little folks--had a pleasant party at Mr. C. W. Taylor's place Monday night. Knowing the hospitality of Mr. Taylor's people, we will vouch for their having had a most enjoyable evening. Mr. and Mrs. T. are entertainers of the right stamp.
Nearly the whole farming community here rolled up their coat sleeves and are now turning themselves loose at plowing. Very little wheat was sown hereabouts last fall, owing to the lateness of the usual rainfall, but most of them declare that wheat sown in February will "pan out" as well as that sown in the fall.
(Too late for last week.)Rev. Stearns preached at Eagle Point last Sunday evening.
Dr. Stanfield reports the health of this neighborhood in good shape.
Mr. Williscroft has put out about five hundred apple trees this winter.
The young people are having dances every week at Eagle Point and Brownsboro alternately.
Thinking a few items from Eagle Point would interest some of your reader, I venture to send you some.
We have had cold, frosty mornings here for ten days past, with some fog. Thermometer stands at about 20 above at sunrise.
A petition has been sent to the county superintendent of schools asking him to retrain out Eagle Point teacher in the matter of having older scholars hear the younger classes recite. The attendance at school is about forty scholars.
TALKO.Southern Oregon Mail, February 3, 1893, page 1
Eagle Point Eaglets.Six inches of snow.
John Ashpole and wife, who have been to Portland for a month, have returned.
He ought to be Happy if He Hath Heaps of Hay--Let 'er go H or Gallagher, either.
Feed is scarce. Mountain ranchers are bringing their stock down to the valley to feed.
A detached and delayed company of that surprise party got in on C. W. Taylor again last Friday night.
Had a shooting match and raffle in town last Saturday afternoon. Shot for chickens, turkeys, coin and various articles. Geo. Heckathorn got in some good shots with his rifle and was rewarded accordingly. A pony was raffled off. Bill Norton was the lucky man.
TALKO.Southern Oregon Mail, February 10, 1893, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.The roads are as muddy now as they ever get.
A few hours of sunshine every day indicate the near approach of spring.
Mr. Haselton, the teacher of our school, had a spelling bee last Friday night.
The jackrabbits are quite numerous here and are doing some damage to young fruit trees.
It is reported that Dave Mim's dogs killed a coyote one night last week. Dave has a band of sheep, which probably accounts for the presence of the coyote in that neighborhood.
Your readers in this section are well pleased with the change in the makeup and material of the Mail, and if the editor has struck a gait that he can maintain, we think that he can "git there Eli," and no mistake about it.
TALKO.Southern Oregon Mail, February 17, 1893, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. A. J. Florey has been on the sick list, but is recovering.
A little child of Geo. Daily has had erysipelas for a few days.
Grandma Burdick is very sick with something like the dropsy
Dan and Sophie Simmons paid a flying trip to Medford last Thursday.
Merchant Smith, of Brownsboro, has sold out his store and will leave soon.
Mr. Crump had a cow so badly gored by another that he had to shoot it.
Miss Emma Perry, who has been at Medford for two weeks under medical care, has been brought to Eagle Point on her way home to Big Butte.
Mr. Graham and surveyor Howard were visitors in our town last week. They went up Little Butte Creek toward Mount Pitt as far as the snow would permit.
Everybody is greatly elated over the prospects for a railroad from Medford and some are insisting that [the] Central Point flume will be built also. If such a wave of prosperity should strike Eagle Point its many attractions and advantages as a farming and fruit section would not be left in a dark corner any longer.
The school meeting notice in Eagle Point district notifies the voter that a proposition to bond the district for $1,500 for the purpose of building a new school house will be voted upon. It is proposed to build and equip a two-story building for a graded school in Eagle Point. The enterprise and forethought of the present school board are to be commended and we hope there will not be a dissenting voice to the above proposition.
TALKO.Medford Mail, March 3, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.The party last Friday night was well attended.
La grippe victims this week are Miss Lizzie Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Parliament and a little son of Mr. Crump.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Caton were visitors to our town on Friday last. Mr. Caton reports good success with that new stump puller.
Ladies of Butte Creek are hunting in all the corners and boxes for garden seeds. Garden making is the order of business this fine weather.
The school district north of here on the river is building a new school house [with a] 20x30 box frame--a great improvement over the present school house.
The Central Point Flume Co. was represented in our town last Saturday by F. T. Fradenburg and the engineer of the company. They assured our citizens that the flume would be put in.
P. C. Parliament and wife have disposed of all their personal property here and were packed up ready to start for South Dakota, but were taken suddenly with "grippe" and had to postpone the trip indefinitely. They expected to make their future home in that country.
The school meeting passed off quietly. A good attendance on hand. The voters chose Mr. John Williscroft as director in place of M. S. Wood, whose term expired. The new board of directors have engaged Mr. E. P. Elliott, a teacher of much experience, and who holds a first-class certificate from California. The three months' term commences two weeks hence, and the wages agreed upon are $50 per month. The vote upon the bond question was postponed for one year.
TALKO.Medford Mail, March 10, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.A lady lecturer delivered a lecture in Eagle Point last Thursday eventing. Subject: Foreign missions.… Rev. Stearns preached to us on Saturday evening and Rev. Downing on Sunday morning and evening.… Del. Terrill, from Brownsboro, was on our streets Saturday.… The boys are organizing a baseball nine and are already discussing the important question, who shall we challenge?.… The mill company has been enlarging and otherwise improving the mill race and are anxiously awaiting an improved condition of the roads so they can lessen their immense pile of flour and feed already on hand.… Phil Parliament and family started for Waterville, S.D. last week. They expect to make that place their future home. The good wishes of their many friends here go with them.… A. S. Johnson, a real estate man of Medford, was showing this part of the country to a gentleman from Illinois last week.… Those afflicted with the grippe this week are Mrs. Crump, Wm. Betz, Mrs. Williscroft, John Watkins, Gus Nichols, and Mr. Elliott.… The school will be delayed one week on account of Mr. Elliott's illness.… Ben. Higinbotham was down from the mountains last week.… Ed. Simmons is down from his Round Top ranch and says that his cattle came through in excellent condition, having lost but one.… The flume surveyors have crossed Little Butte Creek, about two miles above town, and are now out on Reese Creek. There are six in the party.… The people around here are hardly as sanguine as they might be regarding the Central Point flume. We are all anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Medford railroad project. We believe that the cheapest and best way to get the lumber out of these mountains is by rail.
Medford Mail, March 24, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Quite a wind and rain storm passed over this section on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Holmes, of Jacksonville, was visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, here last week.
Mr. Jonas, one of our resident school teachers, has taken a school in the district north of here.
Bob Potter is getting out foundation rock for S. Robinett, who is building a nice little barn, 30x40 feet.
M. S. Wood has sold to Thos. Nichols a band of stock hogs. Mr. Nichols will fat them for the June market.
A. L. Haselton, our ex-teacher and also resident here, has taken the school over on Antelope for the spring term.
Mr. Elliott is giving excellent satisfaction in the school and we predict for him another term right here in the same line.
Prof. Camble [Campbell? Gamble?] passed through town on Saturday last on his way to Big Butte, where he is engaged to teach the district school.
D. P. Dodge, the man who penetrates the cavity of mother earth for pure water, was rustling for business in these parts last week.
S. H. Holt was in this vicinity last week distributing Medford Business College journals and otherwise working up an interest in that institution.
The flume survey party have run one line up Rogue River, and have returned to the mouth of Reese Creek, and have commenced a line up that creek.
A petition to the county commissioners, soliciting aid to improve the wagon road from Central Point north to the bridge across Rogue River, was circulated and quite generally signed in this locality.
Mrs. Iler's two little girls, aged 6 and 8 years, are to be sent to the orphans' home as soon as the committee appointed have secured enough money to bear the expenses of the trip. Mrs. Doc. Whitney, who is here visiting with her mother, has the matter in charge.
The party here last Friday evening was well attended. Some visitors to the ball games stayed over to enjoy the fun. The ball game above referred to was a game played here between the Phoenix boys and the Eaglets. The game resulted in favor of the visitors.
TALKO.Medford Mail, April 7, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Our "Doctor Terry" has left for parts unknown. His family is here yet.
Mrs. C. W. Taylor has been quite sick for several days, but is better now. Dan Simmons is also on the sick list.
E. J. Storey has been re-sowing some of his fall grain. "Sticky" farmers have been much hindered this spring in seeding, on account of the wet weather.
John Winningham, while splitting pickets for John Daley, up on Elk Creek, received a severe cut on the wrist, severing an artery. He came down for medical assistance.
The Simons family, mother, three sons and two daughters, were greatly and agreeably surprised by the arrival of John Simons, of Colorado. John has been away for twenty-two years. He stayed away so long that he did not know his brothers and sisters, who were quite small children when he went away; in fact two of them, Peter and Sophia, were born after he left home, and even his mother did not know him. There were but three houses in Eagle Point when he used to tramp these hills. John is a miner and operates a good silver mine in Colorado, but says he is coming back to Jackson County to live.
Medford Mail, April 14, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Sheriff Pelton and his deputy passed through town on Saturday.
Jas. Fryer, who has been sick for a couple of weeks, is now able to be about again.
Miss Jennie Heckathorn, who has been making a visit of a couple of months at her sister's, Mrs. Megley's, has got home again.
H. L. Pegg, of Prospect, was down here attending to his farm that he bought last fall. Mr. Pegg says that the grass is much better and further advanced at his Prospect ranch than is is here.
We had two heavy frosts here last week. It will thin out the early-blooming peaches a little. On the whole, the frost will do more good than harm, as the majority of the bloom is not enough advanced to be injured unless by a hard freeze.
An immense hotel is being put up at Prospect for the accommodation of travelers to Crater Lake. There is some talk of putting up another somewhere about the mouth of Elk Creek. It will be two and one-half days by stage from the railroad to Crater Lake, hence it will be necessary to have two stopping places for travelers.
TALKO.Medford Mail, April 21, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Lottie Brown is visiting with her sister in Jacksonville.
Constable Pool visited Brownsboro on official business a few days ago.
Frank Brown is going to take the road for the Economy Flour Bin soon.
Sydney Smith, of Brownsboro, was doing business in justice's court last week.
Doctor Stanfield was called to Brownsboro on a professional visit last Friday night.
Teachers Jonas, Elliott and Haselton were attending the institute at Medford last week.
Grandma Burdick has been removed to Grants Pass by her daughter, Mrs. Doc. Whitney.
Rev. Oglesby preached here last Sunday. Sabbath school was organized also at the same time.
Messrs. Severence, Tryer, Shock, Taylor, Brown, Daley and Pool were attending court at Jacksonville last week.
The mill company are putting in some improvements in the shape of an additional small wheel for light work. They are now digging the tail race.
Your correspondent met "Dick" of the Valley Record while he was making his roundup of items last week. Dick is an itemizer of no small dimensions.
The subscription for the purpose of sending the little Iler girls to the orphans' home is progressing. Ten dollars was yet wanting when your correspondent saw the paper.
The store at Brownsboro has changed hands once more, Mr. Hess retiring in favor of Jas. Bell, who has moved down and will dispense good things to the needy at the old stand.
Jerry Heckathorn has been with the flume surveyors for a month. They are now on Rocky Hill at the head of Reese Creek. The surveyors have three pets in camp, three little cubs. The old bear and cubs were run up a tree; the old one got away, but they cut the tree down and got the little inexperienced ones.
Your correspondent saw a curiosity the other day. It was a three-legged chicken, and the property of Miss Mattie Taylor. The leg extraordinary is attached to the chicken between the two natural legs. The "extra" is full size and shape except the division of the toes, otherwise the little chick is healthy and well formed. It is of the Wyandotte persuasion, and if it lives it will make a kicker.
TALKO.Medford Mail, May 12, 1893, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Spring chickens and strawberries are ripe.
The Medford baseball team are to play the Eaglets this afternoon.
A sewing machine agent is finding customers for his goods in this neighborhood.
The Central Point vocalists were out here to entertain our music-loving public a few nights ago.
Miss Cora Brown is expected home in a few days after an absence of twelve months in Portland.
A slight frost last week nipped the corn leaves, potato tops and tomato plants, but did no serious damage.
Wm. Daley is doing the carpenter work at the mill. A machinist from Illinois is putting in the mill machinery.
Many of our people are attending the Methodist protracted meeting now being held at Antelope church by Rev. Stearns, assisted by Rev. Moore.
The Decoration Day exercises are in progress as I write. There are five schools represented, and they are having a nice time with decorations, martial and vocal music.
John Williscroft has filed a water right of 3000 inches to be taken out of Little Butte Creek for mill and manufacturing purposes. He gets a fall of 25 feet in one-half mile.
We came nearly having a pugilistic exercise at the post office on Sunday. If it had not been for the extreme good nature of one of the parties we might have had a good item this week.
A. O. Rose, J. B. Cannon and C. A. Sprandel, from Roseburg, passed up Little Butte Creek last Saturday, bound for Crater Lake and Fish Lake, on a hunting and prospecting tour. They are anxious to supply themselves with venison and very anxious to find a bear. They have two very good hunting hounds along, and after doing up the eastern part on Jackson County will pass on to Klamath Falls, thence to Lakeview.
TALKO.Medford Mail, June 2, 1893, page 1
Eagle Point Eaglets.Hay harvest is here in full force.
Young potatoes will do to use now.
The young ladies of Eagle Point are forming a baseball club.
Eli Dahack has been quite sick for the last week but is much better now.
Geo. Brown and wife are expecting to start for the world's fair before long.
Thos. Nichols has moved his stock sales from Eagle Point to his ranch.
There was a slight frost on the night of the 8th and 11th of this month. No harm done.
Mr. Daley is putting in stock scales in the Point for the accommodation of the public.
The Eagle Point irrigation company have started their ditch to running for the season's work.
Miss Lizzie Crump stepped on a bed of hot coals of fire and her feet were severely burned. She is able to be about again.
Dan Simon and Park Denim have taken an agency for the Economy Flour Bin and have gone to Umatilla County to canvass for the same.
Rev. Oglesby, of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, preached at the school house in the forenoon last Sunday and at the Mound school house in the afternoon.
The protracted meeting being held by Revs. Stearns and Moore is at Antelope church and not Eagle Point, as stated in the personal columns of the Mail last week.
Miss Cora Brown, who has been in Portland for eleven months past, arrived home last Saturday accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Guerin and children, of Portland. Mrs. Guerin is visiting at Jacksonville this week.
Mr. C. B. Callender, a student of San Francisco theological seminary, who is organizing Sunday schools in Southern Oregon, visited the Eagle Point school last Sunday in [the] forenoon and went to Brownsboro and started a Sunday school there in the afternoon. He goes from here to Grants Pass, via Sams Valley.
TALKO.Medford Mail, June 23, 1893, page 1
Eagle Point Eaglets.Frank Lewis cut eight acres on hay last Sunday.
Dolph Carleton had a sick horse in town last Friday.
Geo. Brown and Mr. Pool made a flying trip to Jacksonville last week.
John Williscroft was acting as constable in Justice Court last week.
Jack Compton was in town with a lot of nice strawberries on Friday.
Judge J. W. Ward, of Medford, was visiting relatives at Eagle Point last week.
Attorney Colvig, of Jacksonville, was attending Justice Court at Eagle Point on Friday of last week.
Ben Wilkinson and wife, who live in the Big Butte country, were visiting in Eagle Point over Sunday.
Horace Ish's cattle camp over on Big Butte was burned down last week and all the cabin contained was lost.
The house of Mr. Ingleman, over on Big Butte, was broken into during his absence and his provisions, bedding and a few carpenter tools were stolen.
Rev. F. J. Edmunds, of Klamath Falls, preached to an appreciative audience in the school house in Eagle Point last Sunday at 11 a.m.
Ed. Simons was peddling some very good beef last week. He expects to make it his business to keep the town and vicinity in good, fresh meat all summer.
A party consisting of Jas. Fryer, wife and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas, son and daughter, Miss Cora Brown, Miss Lottie Brown and Miss Mattie Taylor, went to the mountains near old Round Top last week, in quest of strawberries--were out three days and nights--and got what they went after.
Rain commenced falling at midnight on last Wednesday night and continued steadily until noon the next day, had a good soaking rain and was duly appreciated by our people.
We learn through private sources that the fruit crop of Northern California is a failure, that what was a promising crop early in the spring has now disappeared from the orchards through the agency of hot winds. Why will people stay in that scorching, baked and sunburnt country spending their time, money and energy trying to raise fruit, when here in Southern Oregon where we have no hot winds (or cold ones either) and where all kinds of fruit is easily and cheaply produced?
TALKO.Medford Mail, June 30, 1893, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Surveyor Howard was at work up Rogue River on Tuesday of last week.
Unless it warms up pretty soon this summer will go on record as the cool one.
Court Hall, of Central Point, who rides a velocipede, came out winner in a race with the stage to our town last Thursday.
Mrs. D. T. Ewen and children, who have been visiting at Flounce Rock, up on Rogue River, with relatives, have returned home.
The bill poster for the big show at Medford was here ornamenting the side of Mr. Pool's barn with the highly colored wonders of the show.
Wheat harvest is here, and there will not be near so many bushels threshed this year as common as nearly everything was converted into hay.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton started for Washington state last Wednesday for a short visit to Mrs. Clayton's mother. Ed. Richards has charge of the ranch during their absence.
Sam'l. Potter has had charge of a party of land hunters and home seekers for three or four days. They are from Minnesota, and have fallen into the right hands, as Sam knows all the hills and valleys of this beautiful country.
Rev. F. J. Edmunds preached a fine sermon to our people at the school house last Sunday at 11, and will be with us again on next Sunday at [the] same hour, and if properly supported will accept this as a field of work for next year.
G. Mathews, the lately married, is hauling in lots of lumber on to his place, for the purpose of adding to his house--building a wood shed and smokehouse. If married life brings such spirit on improvement along with it, it would be well for a few more of out old batches to get hitched in with a partner for life.
A party of lady botanists were camped over the Fourth at Mr. Crump's place. They were from California and were securing samples of every shrub and flower, which will be sent to the college students of Germany and Spain. They procured some splendid specimens of dog-fennel and tar weed which they preserved--roots, branches and flowers.
We are pleased to read the assurance of the Mail in regard to the proposed railroad, and if it should strike our little town it would afford us the conveniences of travel and easy communication with the rest of the world, besides inducing a healthy emigration to our cheap lands and stock ranges. We do not boast of any mines, but for fruit and grain farming no part of Jackson County excels Eagle Point and vicinity, and we have unlimited water for power and irrigation.
TALKOMedford Mail, July 21, 1893, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.The funeral of Mrs. Baldwin occurred at Brownsboro last Friday.
Several families were attending camp meeting at Central Point last Sunday.
Rev. Edmunds preached again on last Sunday and left an appointment for next Sunday also.
The first ripe peaches were picked last week and are like the first few big drops before a shower--much noticed.
The railroad party passed here in good order last Friday, and camped two miles above Eagle Point for the night.
Grandpa and Grandma Lewis were made glad on Sunday by the arrival of their relatives, Mrs. McDaniels, son and daughter, and Mrs. T. Barneburg.
Married--at Squire Johnstons, on Thursday the 20th of July, James H. Baker and Miss Emma Tungate, all of Big Butte. The young couple have the best wishes of their many friends.
Married--At the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. A. C. Howlett, July 23, 1893, John A. Baker of Lake County, and Miss Sarah M. Simpson, of Big Butte precinct, Willow Creek.
----Died July 20, 1893, at the family residence in Brownsboro, Jackson County, Oregon, Mrs. Jane A. Baldwin, wife of Thomas Baldwin, aged 65 years, 3 months, 13 days. The subject of the above notice was born in the state of Pennsylvania, April 7, 1828, and was married on the 7th of June, 1849. She has been a resident of the state of Oregon for a number of years, having lived in Brownsboro and vicinity long enough to win the affection and confidence of a large circle of friends. She leaves a number of grown children and a devoted husband to await the grand reunion beyond the confines of the tomb.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us,A. C. H.
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Medford Mail, July 28, 1893, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Eva Lain, of Hamburg, Calif., is here upon a visit to Miss Evans.
That was a right social dance the young people had a Eagle Point last Saturday night. Everything passed off smoothly--no whiskey, consequently no carousing.
Miss Nichols, of Sams Valley, recently returned from the Big Butte country at which place she has been to visit her stepfather, H. H. Mitchell, who is teaching school in that locality.
Mr. Peyton has a cousin visiting him from Kansas. The gentleman is now at Leeds for a brief visit. He is clear gone on the Rogue River Valley and wants to locate here. The opportunity is his as is also a hearty welcome.
Died:--On August 4th, Arthur, five-year-old son of Frank and Elizabeth Ditsworth. Funeral took place at Grandpa Betz', on Rogue River, last Saturday. About three weeks ago the young fellow was playing in the road and pushing a stick in the dust, holding one end against him. The stick struck a stone and so bruised his person as to cause an abscess to form in his stomach and from the effects of which he died.
TALKO.Medford Mail, August 11, 1893, page 1 supplement
Eagle Point Eaglets.
Mrs. John Daley, from Elk Creek, is at the Point visiting her many friends.
Sam Robinett and family are going to the coast for a few days visit and rest.
Two threshing machines are in the neighborhood and another in expected soon.
Assessor Long is placing a valuation on all property, visible and otherwise, that he can find in this precinct this week.
A post office fight is on. Two petitions are in circulation and each of them gives the applicant on the other one a black eye.
Wheat is not turning out as good as usual. Mr. Jonas reports 31 bushels to the acre, which is the best yield heard of so far around here.
A petition to the directors of the Eagle Point school is in circulation requesting them not to hire A. L. Haselton as teacher of the Eagle Point school.
The Misses Gallaher, sisters of Mrs. Snyder, one from Portland and the other from Pittsburgh, Pa.., via the world's fair, were visiting in this vicinity last week.
Walker Lewis had the misfortune to get one of his eyes badly hurt last week. He was repairing a header box and a piece of wire struck him in the eye. Dr. Geary afforded him some relief.
The day was hot, the shade was tempting. Frank Lewis lay down to rest, a four-bit piece rolled out of his pocket and fell down a crack in "sticky." Frank had to get a pick, grubbing hoe and a shovel and work his way down three feet before he recovered the silver.
Mrs. Geo. Brown started for Portland last Friday to visit her daughter. Mr. Brown will arrange his business so as to follow in about a week, and then they will go on the the world's fair at Chicago. They will visit relatives in Chicago, and Mrs. Brown will see her mother whom she has not seen for thirty-five years
TALKO.Medford Mail, August 25, 1893, page 1
Eagle Point Eaglets.Chauncey Nye, of Flounce Rock, is visiting with his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Storey.
Mr. Vonderhellen, the postmaster of Wellen, was in Eagle Point the first of the week.
D. T. Ewen and family and E. J. Storey have been rusticating in the hills for a week.
Mr. Obenchain, the genial postmaster of Big Butte, was doing business in out town on Monday.
Mrs. Henry Brown sold 700 bushels of her old wheat in order to make room for the new crop to be threshed soon.
E. J. Storey thinks he will have 20 tons of Hungarian prunes on his few trees. The neighbors are drying them on the shares.
Rev. Edmunds preached to a full house last Sunday, and announced that he would be away during all the month of September.
Mr. Bell, merchant and postmaster of Brownsboro, was having some wheels repaired at Eagle Point blacksmith shop on Monday.
Jerry Heckathorn reports that Eagle Point berries are plenty in the mountains. Three of their party gathered twenty gallons in three hours.
Doctor Stanfield reports the sick of the community as all doing well. Slight attacks of fever is the general complaint, caused perhaps by the hot weather.
----I see by yours of the 25th of Aug. where you speak of having a branch of a French prune tree that has grown just nine feet, etc. Now I have in my orchard prunes that were grafted the 19th day of March, 1892, that are literally loaded with fruit, and the branches have to be propped to keep them from breaking. If you don't believe it, come over and eat some of the prunes and see for yourself.
A. C. HOWLETT.Medford Mail, September 1, 1893, page 1 supplement
Eagle Point Eaglets.Had a nice little shower on Tuesday morning.
Jonas and Potter are on the sick list this week.
Miss Amy Safford is going to attend the business college at Medford for one term.
Mrs. A. G. Johnston and children have been spending the week in Medford, visiting relatives and friends.
Miss Alva McDonald was visiting at her mother's, Mrs. Pool, over Sunday. She commenced a term of school at the Lone Tree school house on last Monday.
Mr. Grieve had the misfortune to lose one of his dry houses by fire, on last Friday morning, and it had six or eight hundred pounds of fruit in it. He is repairing and rebuilding it.
Your correspondent had the pleasure of sampling some of the nicest peaches in the world lately. They are the product of W. C. Taylor's fine orchard. They are of the Briggs seedling variety and as large as the largest.
Many hogs are changing hands now. Consideration, 4 cents. Mrs. Simmons sold fifty head to W. H. Bradshaw. M. S. Wood sold his to Plymale of Medford. The low price of wheat will induce many farmers to feed their wheat to hogs.
John Velby, a traveling photographer, has erected his tent in the yard at the Pioneer Hotel. He is from Eugene, via Gold Hill and Sams Valley--will be here about ten days, and goes from here to Medford. The quality of his work insures him a good trade.
TALKO.Medford Mail, September 15, 1893, page 1 supplement
Eagle Point EagletsJ. D. Gray reports plenty of bear in the foothills.
G. B. Mathews was thrown from his horse last Thursday afternoon and two of his ribs were broken.
Hugh Brown, father of Hon. O. C. Brown, of Roseburg, has been visiting the families of Chauncey Nye of Prospect and A. J. Florey of Eagle Point.
Chas. and Wm. Lindsey, Dr. VanValza, Geo. Irvin and Marcus Chesley, of Ashland, were over last week fishing in Little Butte. They enjoyed the hospitality of A. C. Howlett, caught about a dozen fish and had a good time generally.
Ed. Hoyt met with quite a serious accident last Tuesday week. He was on horseback and giving chase to another horse, which had thrown its rider, and in turning a corner his horse ran so close to a tree that Frank's body and face struck the tree and he was quite badly bruised. Drs. Officer and Geary were called and the patient was made easy and will undoubtedly recover.
Medford Mail, September 29, 1893, page 1
Eagle Point Eaglets.A light frost, first of the season, on Oct. 1st.
Report says that our post office is to change hands soon, but we see no present signs of the awful change.
The Medford dentists, the Demorest Bros., were out at Eagle Point last Monday on professional business.
A string of wheat teams one quarter of a mile long was waiting at Eagle Point to unload wheat at our mill.
Farmers are generally improving the opportunity for early plowing, and we predict a good stand on an increased acreage this fall of wheat.
Mr. Crump has been experiencing the delights of bachelor life for a week during the absence of Mrs. Crump and the children, who were visiting relatives in Sams Valley.
Medford Mail, October 6, 1893, page 1
Eagle Point Eaglets.Joe Riley has entered the sixth period of fatherhood. It's a boy.
Lee Black, of Etna, was doing business at our town last Wednesday.
Considerable snow fell in the mountains during the showers last week.
Mart Hurst was in town last week looking for a temporary residence.
Have heard it said that there are no more empty houses in Eagle Point.
Fred Barneburg was in Eagle Point last Saturday in quest of stock hogs.
Old Mount Pitt has donned her winter garment once more, fresh, clean and white.
Miss Amy Safford was out from Medford on Friday night attending the dance at Eagle Point.
Elder Kahler, of the Methodist church will hold services at the school house in Eagle Point next Sunday night.
Rumor has it that C. W. Taylor has been appointed deputy postmaster at Eagle Point under the Cleveland administration.
Mrs. A. C. Howlett has been suffering with a blood-poisoned thumb, resulting from a severe cut in the end of it, and had to have it lanced.
Everybody is very sorry to learn that Rev. Edmunds has been called to work in another field. What is probably good fortune for him is our misfortune. He goes to Woodburn.
Mr. Yancey, a friend of C. W. Taylor, with his family arrived from Eastern Oregon last week. He rented the property lately vacated by Dr. Stanfield, and thinks he will be contented in this part of Eden.
Mr. Frank W. Taylor and Miss Emily Smith were joined in the bonds of wedlock on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1893, at the residence of the bride's parents on Rogue River, Squire A. G. Johnston officiating. These young people are well and favorably known here and have the best wishes of a long list of personal friends.
Medford Mail, October 20, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point EagletsFrank Johnston is attending school at Medford.
Born--To the wife of John Rader, a great big boy, on the 28th.
Grandma Daley went up to Lake Creek on Sunday to pay a visit to her son.
It is said the coyotes are picking up the lightweight pigs that are running the range.
Mrs. Jerry Heckathorn, of Lake Creek, was visiting relatives near Eagle Point last week.
Mrs. A. J. Florey has returned home from upper Rogue River, where she was visiting her father.
Jim Howard, of Medford, was out hunting in our mountains and reports that he killed five bears.
Tom Nichols and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Nichols' brother, Mr. Bradley, in Medford last week.
The last race between Rob Smith of Big Sticky, and Burt Tungate, of Big Butte, resulted in the defeat of the former.
Dick, of the Valley Record, came around and gave your correspondent a lift on items this week. Thanks, Dick, come again.
Hired help for the farm must be very scarce, as I have seen two farmers hunting for help, and $20 per month is the price offered.
John Caton came home from Montana last week. He brings a wife with him. They are going to the mines at Sterling for the winter.
Judge Ward and wife, of Medford, in company with J. T. Wiley, wife and family, all relatives of A. G. Johnston, were visiting with friends at Eagle Point last week. Mr. Wiley has just moved up from California and will probably locate in this valley.
While your correspondent was up on Rogue River one day last week, about eight miles north of Eagle Point, we had quite an experience with rattlesnakes. While camped at noon we struck out on a tour of discovery. This country with its fast-flowing streams, big rocks, hills and heavy timber, has quite an attraction for a man who has spent most of his life in the prairie country of Illinois and Nebraska, and so the first object to attract our attention was a massive pile of rocks nearby on the top of a little hill. From camp the rocks looked like a big stack of posts standing on end, and after scrambling up the foot of the cliff, [I] was surprised to find the whole side of the hill composed of columns of rock about one foot square, and all standing on end and from 20 to 40 feet in length, and stacked closely together. At the foot of the cliff was a pile of broken rock as if several of the columns had been thrown down and broken up, and on one side of the hill this pile of broken rock was covered with dry leaves fallen from the big oak trees nearby. It was a warm, sunshiny afternoon, and being a little winded after my climb, I sat down on a rock to rest. Pretty soon my attention was drawn by a rustling in the leaves nearby, but thinking it was crickets or lizards playing in the sun, [I] thought no more of it for a little time. But soon my attention was again attracted through the sense of smell, and as I sniffed the peculiar odor it reminded me of snakes, and I began to examine my surroundings, and there among the rocks and leaves I saw the rattlesnakes, big old rusty fellows. I picked up a rock and threw it in among them, when they took alarm and set up the warning rattle and slid down among the rocks out of sight, and as I did not care to stay long in such dangerous company I made all haste to get back to camp, and was glad to do so without again disturbing the snakes in their native retreat.
Medford Mail, November 3, 1893, page 1
Eagle Point EagletsTom Nichols drove seven head of fat cows to market last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Williscroft made a flying trip to the county seat last Saturday.
A trinket peddler was picking up nickels and dimes around Eagle Point last week.
Mr. Stevenson, a farmer formerly of Grants Pass, has removed to the vicinity of Brownsboro.
We had two pretty frosty nights last week. The thermometer was down to 18 degrees above zero.
A hog buyer was around last week and secured a good lot of them at 4½ cents per pound.
A photographer was soliciting work at Eagle Point last week, and about the time some of our people had saved money enough to get their pictures taken the photographer departed for Gold Hill.
The post office changed hands on last Friday. A. J. Florey surrendered the office and all its belongings to S. G. Holmes and his deputy, C. W. Taylor. The office was moved across the street into the room lately vacated by Dr. Stanfield. The present management will put in a stock of notions and sundries next spring, so as to keep themselves busy while not occupied in distributing the mail.
An otherwise pleasant little party at merchant Brown's on last Thursday evening turned out very unpleasantly and will perhaps end seriously to one of the guests. It appears that the younger members of the party indulged in a jack o' lantern show outside the rooms and Miss Gladius Fryer, who is very nervous, was so badly frightened that she fainted and has has a succession of hysterical fits for two or three days and is yet confined to her bed.
Last Saturday, at 10 a.m., the residence of A. G. Johnston was discovered to be on fire. A. G. was in the field nearby plowing. The children gave alarm, but before A. G. could get to the house Mrs Johnston had rushed upstairs with a bucket of water and by judicious and energetic work had the flames well under control, which were soon put out altogether. The fire originated from a defective stovepipe on the roof and a strip of roof four feet long on the comb was in flames. The only thing that saved the house was the fact that it was raining that morning.
Medford Mail, November 10, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point EagletsC. W. Taylor finished sowing wheat on last Sunday.
D. T. Ewen drove two loads of hogs to Medford last week.
John Nichols drove a fine gang of porkers to market last week.
E. J. Story, while down in the valley after a load of wheat last week, had a congestive chill.
A tramp called at George Clayton's quite early one morning last week and asked if they had anything left from breakfast.
J. B. Gunn and E. B. McElroy, of the state school board, were in Eagle Point and vicinity last Saturday looking after school lands.
Jerry Heckathorn lost a couple of hogs out of his load as he was going to Medford the other day. He has found only one of them at this date.
Mrs. Morgan is circulating a subscription paper for the new Methodist preacher, Mr. Fysh. She had secured about $60 when your correspondent last heard from it.
Phil Parliament, who went to South Dakota last spring, has sold his place here, consisting of five acres in fruit and alfalfa, to his bachelor uncle, who started for Oregon at once, and is due here now.
Richard Fysh, from Ashland, who combines the callings of insurance agent and preacher, was in Eagle Point last Sunday and preached to a full house both morning and evening.
Medford Mail, November 24, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Charley Griffith has been sick for about a week.
Butte Creek has been on a boom all the week owing to the hard rains lately.
Amy Safford is dispensing clerk in the post office now, C. W. Taylor having resigned.
Geo. Brown and wife returned from the East last week, where they had been visiting relatives and the world's fair.
A representative of the Glose Medicine Co., of Kansas City, Mo., was introducing his medicines to our people last week.
Master Frank Johnson is home from Medford, where he has been attending school. Come home to visit and recover from the grip.
Geo. Neil, of Jacksonville, who has been appointed administrator of the Rees estate, was out here last Friday on official business.
John Williscroft is setting out more land to apple trees this winter. He evidently believes in the big red apple of the near future as a money maker.
Our drug store came very near changing hands the other day. Dr. Office was the intending purchaser. A price was agreed upon and the invoice made when "Joe" backed out, and would not sell.
The bull that killed poor old Mr. Rees attacked Mr. Betz while driving by in a wagon. Mr. Betz would have had a bad time with him had not assistance been near. The boys ran and opened a gate and Mr. Betz, by doing some hard whipping, managed to outrun the bull and get inside without receiving serious injury. A neighbor went and got his gun and shot the bull.
Medford Mail, December 8, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Some children in the neighborhood going barefoot yet.
Ina Johnston is just recovering from a case of scarlet fever.
A Christmas boat Santa Claus advertises for Eagle Point. A good time is expected.
Harvey Inlow is sick with tonsillitis, but is improving under Dr. Stanfield's treatment.
Postmaster Obenchain, of Big Butte, took a four-horse load of hogs down to Medford on last Friday.
George Daley has purchased the Stanley saw mill and expects to run it next summer at old "Round Top," where he has an abundance of milling timber.
Our public school has closed for the winter. For some reason we are short of funds and hence have a three months' term instead of a six months' term in winter.
Medford Mail, December 22, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.C. W. Taylor is very sick. Doctor Officer is in attendance.
Dick Daley is mining on his claim these days. He reports no luck as yet.
The dancing element enjoyed themselves on Christmas night at Brownsboro.
Wm. Cook of Lamont was down at Eagle Point doing trading the day after Christmas.
The Christmas boat at the hall in Eagle Point was well attended and lots of nice things distributed among all the children of the community.
A house north of Eagle Point belonging to the Mathews caught fire last week, but before much damage was done the neighbors rushed in and put the fire out.
Mattie and Earl Taylor were driving a cart in the street of Eagle Point, and upon meeting another vehicle which refused to give half the road, the children were overturned. A severe fright was the only damage sustained.
J. F. Patton and Mrs. Maggie E. Edmondson were married at the residence of the bride's parents on the 24th day of December, 1893, at 11o'clock, Squire Johnston officiating. There were present at the happy event, besides the bride's parents, the following gentlemen and their wives: Doc. Parker, Mr. Gebhart, John Allen, Lee Edmondson, Chas. Edmondson, Mr. Brockley. A splendid dinner was served and the company has a good time all around.
----As we are a very fast people and your regular correspondent from Eagle Point is off on a hunt, or practicing medicine or hunting a gold mine or otherwise engaged, I thought I might perhaps drop you a few lines to let your numerous readers know that of all the live places in Jackson County Butte Creek takes the persimmons.
MORE EAGLE POINT ITEMS--BY UNCLE DICK.
We have Christmas trees, Christmas boats, Christmas dinners, Christmas dances, and in fact we are up to the times in everything that is elevating.
Well, among the live things on Butte Creek, thanks to kind Providence, is a man by the name of Bill McKee, who escaped being shot for a deer by the skin of his teeth. He and Arthur McKee were out hunting, and Arthur saw what he thought was a deer and fired away, the ball just missing Bill's head, and the powder burning his face. Somebody will have to be made an example of and go to the "pen" for a while to make people more careful. ACCIDENT No. 2--Sunday night as the congregation was returning from the school house Charley Thomas and a lady by the name of Jones were invited to ride in Mr. Howlett's hack. As he was going by their respective homes, and Mrs. Jones was getting on the seat--there was but one--and Mrs. H. and Charley were standing in the back part of the hack, not yet seated, when the horses started up, throwing Charley on his head and shoulders in the mud, and had it not been for Mrs. Jones catching Mrs. H. she would have gone out on top of him and then Squire Johnson might have had to hold another inquest. Fortunately Charley was not hurt so but what he was able to do justice to a sumptuous dinner on Christmas Day with J. J. Fryer's family. ACCIDENT No. 3--As Charley Cincade was riding to the entertainment in the Antelope meeting house last Sunday night, his horse fell on him and came near breaking his arm; he was complaining considerably with it Sunday. ACCIDENT No. 4--As Mrs. Howlett was going to the same entertainment she had the misfortune to lose two little Tam O'Shanters off of the children's heads, but that was nothing very serious as she recovered one of them the next day. ACCIDENT No. 5--As Mat Ish, living on Rogue River, was hauling a load of fodder the other day his horses took fright and dragged him against the side of a shed, breaking some of his ribs. Dr. Officer was called and dressed the wounds and at last accounts he was doing well.
We had a new departure in the metropolis of Butte Creek last week. A real live dentist, Dr. Benj. Higinbotham, has taken rooms in Pool's blacksmith shop, and proposes to do all kinds of "dental" work--extracting teeth a specialty. He has had but one case to operate on so far, and that was our pharmacist, Joseph Wilson. After a careful examination by the doctor he decided that it would be necessary to remove the troublesome molar, and so placing the instruments on the tooth and pulling with all his might out came the tooth, but when an examination was made it was discovered that the tooth was perfectly sound, and that he had drawn the wrong tooth, but as Joe wanted the troublesome tooth out he had Ben try his hand again, after showing him which one he wanted out; so at it he went and to Joe's horror he pulled the wrong tooth again. Joe is pluck, so he had the "dentist" try the third time, and this time he made a complete success and extracted the right tooth. He didn't charge him full price as it was a wholesale job. You may expect the doctor's ad next week.
Miss Ora Daley, daughter of Wm. C. Daley, of upper Little Butte, was here last week visiting relatives.
Wilks Henry, of Medford, was visiting his grandparents, Uncle John Lewis, and other relatives during the past week.
Miss Jennie Heckathorn celebrated her birthday (I am not supposed to know a young lady's age) on the 24th inst.
Lewis Matney, of Klamath County, came in a short time ago to spend the winter with his father and sister, and Frank Roundtree, Washington, is here also visiting the same family, his uncle.
Rev. Fysh preached an able sermon Sunday night at Eagle Point, subject: "Miracles are not Contrary to Nature." The sermon was listened to with marked interest. He preaches at the same place next Sunday at 11 a.m.; subject: "Ye Can't Rub it Out," and at 6--not 7--but 6 p.m.; subject: "Temperance."
Married:--At the residence of the bride's parents, December 24, by Rev. A. C. Howlett, Mr. C. H. Eicher and Miss Nancy Grigsby. There were about twenty-five or thirty invited guests and at 12:15 p.m. the ceremony was pronounced making them man and wife, and then all repaired to the dinner table--well, talk about dinners--there was everything there to tempt a hungry man to eat; fowl of all kinds from the little lark to the mammoth gobbler, all kinds of pastry and cake enough to kill half a dozen dyspeptics.
Medford Mail, December 29, 1893, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.We had twelve inches of snow last week.
Mr. Shock is seriously ill with the grippe.
F. J. Fryer has been sick in bed for two weeks but is better now. Had the grippe.
Fielder Crump cut his foot quite seriously with an ax while chopping wood last week.
Your correspondent has been sick with the grippe for two weeks, hence the "goneness" of items from Eagle Point.
Dr. Officer is kept quite busy attending the sick. It is nearly all grippe, and everybody has to take a turn at it.
Mrs. Bradley, mother of Mrs. Tom Nichols, died at Mr. Nichols' last Thursday the 10th of December. She died of cancer and was buried up at Lake Creek, where the rest of her family are buried.
In the distribution of prizes to the patrons of the Eagle Point flouring mill, Mr. Geo. Daley secured the first prize, the stone vase, and Mrs. Woods will get a good one, the Jersey heifer.
Geo. Heckathorn, who owns a young bear and is training him to box, received a vicious bite on the leg the other day. George went out into the woodshed where Prof. Bear has his quarters and commenced the exercises, but Mr. Bear was cross and would suffer no familiarities. George says he threw all the stove wood in the shed at the bear and hit him every time, punishing him severely. The bear is not usually cross.
Mr. Yancey has some trouble hauling the flour to the railroad, now that the roads are so bad. He started with a load last Friday and got out on the big desert when he pulled his team out of the road on apparently better ground, but it proved to be worse, as the wagon sunk until both axles were flat on the ground. Had to unload and then had lots of trouble to get out. The best way is to keep in the well-traveled road if it is muddy--and right here is a good place to say that if we could get to Medford in wintertime the town would be much benefited by our trade.
Medford Mail, January 19, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.A. G. Johnston visited the county seat last Tuesday.
C. W. Taylor, reported on the sick list last week, is better.
Eagle Point mail missed but one day last week on account of high water.
There was a wedding at Mr. Tucker's about two weeks ago that your correspondent did not get onto at the time. Miss Ida Tucker and a Mr. Holmes, of Ashland, were the happy couple.
S. B. Rees, of Newton, Iowa, a nephew of Lewis Rees, deceased, is out here attending to his uncle's affairs. Mr. Rees will remain here until after the sale of the personal property, which occurs on February 1st next.
Mr. Bieberstadt, who lives 11 miles above Brownsboro, had a narrow escape from drowning last week. He started to come down to his brother's who lives below Brownsboro on the creek, on Sunday, and got as far as Salt Creek, which he attempted to ford. The water was so deep and strong that it took him and his horse downstream, he and his horse turning over twice in the water. They came up under some brush which Mr. B. caught and pulled himself and horse out, and as luck would have it, on the right side of the creek, but he lost his hat and all the loose trinkets he had on his person. He came down as far as Mr. Stanley's where he stayed all night, borrowed a hat and coat and continued his journey, but had to come around by Eagle Point to cross the creek.
Medford Mail, January 26, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Lizzie Wilson is on the sick list, a case of tonsillitis.
Inlow, the merchant here, has sold out to Mrs. Emery.
Grace Stanfield has gone to Ashland to visit her friends.
A. J. Johnston had a horse badly cut on barbed wire last week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard, a boy. Child and parent doing well.
C. Wiley, from Siskiyou County, California, is here visiting his relatives.
A. L. Haselton has torn down his little old barn and is building a large new one.
The first wildflowers of the season were seen on our hillsides last Sunday, Jan. 28.
Polk Mathews has turned out a lot of his cattle onto the range. Cattle wintered well so far.
Mr. Norcross, the Central Point nurseryman, was out at our town doing business last Saturday.
Tom Young got badly kicked by a horse at Klamath Falls and telegraphed his brother here, who went at once.
The mill company here take the present opportunity of high water and dam washed out to dig a new tailrace, and the seven men engaged on it find it slow working on the solid rock.
It is reported that a gentleman from Washington will be here in a few days to purchase land suitable for growing hops. Although there are no hop yards here, there is no reason why hops could not be grown here as well as in Washington or any other state, and land can be bought for $25 to $50 per acre, and bottom land that will grow hops to perfection, and poles may be had for the cutting in the mountains six miles away.
Medford Mail, February 2, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Howlett, quill driver for the Valley Record, has been down with the fashionable disease, the "grippe."
Miss Ada Watkins, who has been stopping with Mr. Norcross' family, near Central Point, returned home since last week.
The body of L. Rees, who was buried at his home, was taken up on last Thursday and removed to the Central Point cemetery.
The Inlow stock of goods was closed out with a rush last week. After selling rapidly at private sale for a day or two the remainder of the stock, $1000 or $1500 worth, was sold to Tom Kenney for $600 cash. The goods were removed to Jacksonville.
The sale of the Rees property occurred on Thursday of last week. Judge Neil attended the sale in person. The administrator, Geo. Neil, was not there. Bill Owens, of Central Point, was on the block. It was a cash sale. About 100 men and boys were in attendance, representing all the cash on Butte Creek. Much of the property was sacrificed at a mere atom of its worth; proceeds of the sale amounted to about $600. Mike Hanley, of Jacksonville, bought most of the cattle. Mr. Owens of Big Sticky bought thirty-six head of hogs for $80. Mr. Bennet, of Medford, was out attending the sale. Judge Neil ordered a cash sale because he said Butte Creekers could not give a good note.
Medford Mail, February 9, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.John Gray, of Big Butte, was down at Eagle Point on Thursday of last week.
In the cold snap last week the thermometer went down to 18 degrees above zero.
J. K. Bell, the Brownsboro merchant, was at our town last Friday laying in a supply of goods for his trade.
Chas. Edmonds, of Big Butte, was down on business last Thursday. He reports several inches of snow in the mountains.
John Dahack, an old soldier, who in now suffering from indigestion and partial paralysis of the left side, has applied for a pension.
S. Robinett is suffering with an attack of rheumatism in his striking arm, and so the blacksmith shop is closed up till he recovers.
John Pellins started for Central Point last Friday, but learning from the mail carrier that the roads were almost impassable, gave up the trip for the present.
Mr. Lawrence, the wagonmaker, is turning his energies to cabinet making these days. He is making flour chests, cupboards, washing machines, or anything you want in his line.
Medford Mail, February 16, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Squire Johnston was at Brownsboro on last Tuesday, doing business.
J. Miller, of Brownsboro, was in Eagle Point on Monday, doing trading.
Born--On Clarks Creek, Feb. 18, 1894, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sutton, a boy.
H. G. Shock, reported as better in my last, has taken a turn for the worse at this date.
A People's Party club was organized at the Betz school house on last Monday. Meet twice a month.
There was to have been a People's Party meeting at Eagle Point on last Saturday afternoon, but for some cause it did not come off.
Rev. Fysh gives a singing exercise for the children at his residence, on every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. All the little folks are cordially invited.
Matters in certain quarters are becoming so complicated that a settlement in justice's court will be the result very soon unless otherwise disposed of.
Married--At the residence of the bride's parents, Feb. 18, 1894, by Rev. A. C. Howlett, on Big Butte, Mr. Fortunatus Hubbard and Miss Tressa McKee, all of Jackson County.
"Footprints on the sands of time," should read, "Hay trail through the chaparral," and then it would fit the circumstances attending the disappearance of hay from the Rees farm last week.
George Heckathorn, the owner of the pet bear here, has decided to either kill or sell him in the near future. The bear is a male cinnamon, one year old, is gentle and easily handled, but George is tired of him, as fun with a little bear is a different thing from fun with a big one.
On last Thursday, as Charles Griffith was returning from Central Point, he fell out of his wagon striking on his head, and was taken to the Eagle Hotel at Eagle Point, where he was cared for until morning. During the night he suffered a stroke of paralysis which affected him from head to foot. He had to be carried home on a litter, and at this date is no better.
Medford Mail, February 23, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.School meeting is in progress at this writing.
John Williscroft lost a valuable horse last week.
Most farmers report fall-sown grain on low land as drowned out.
Rev. Fysh preached on Sunday and again on Sunday night, to good audiences, at the school house.
If it don't rain or snow any more it will do, in many places, to sow grain on fall plowing this week.
The Methodist quarterly meeting is set for next Sunday. The presiding elder will be with us on Saturday and Sunday.
Among the mountaineers down for supplies last week were Ed. Simons, John Gray and Jim Simpson. The pack horse is the mode of conveyance.
Notwithstanding the long winter we are having this year, stock losses will be very light, because the ground in the low valleys has been free from snow, but there is still about five feet of snow on the upper ranges.
George Daley and Miss Belle McNeil were married on Sunday the 4th day of March, 1894, at the residence of the bride's parents in Eagle Point, Rev. A. C. Howlett officiating. The young people are well and favorably known here, and have the well wishes of all the community.
(Too late for last week.)The weather--well, let's not express it.
Mr. Fysh, the Methodist minister, is going into Mr. Hubbard's house soon.
Mr. Fysh is talked of as a possible candidate for our town school next term.
George Jackson, from across the river, was doing business in our town last week.
Bell, the Brownsboro merchant, is rustling a carload of chickens for Medford buyers.
Chas. Griffith, the man who was stricken with paralysis last week, is no better at this date.
The people's party was addressed on last Monday evening by Mr. Holt, of Medford. The gathering was in the hall and was well attended.
Eli Dahack expects to start for Walla Walla, Washington, as soon as the roads get so he can travel with a team. Mr. Morine, of Brownsboro, is going to occupy the house vacated by Mr. Dahack.
The boys had lots of fun with a tramp preacher last Sunday. They induced him to deliver one of his sermons at the school house. During his tirade against everything and everybody, the boys caught a dog and threw him from the outside onto the preacher. He claimed to be a Carmelite.
On Monday evening a large party of friends and neighbors of the Rev. Fysh assembled at his home, bringing with them baskets, bundles and packages of food, cooked and uncooked. It was intended as a donation party. A long double table was spread and loaded down with good things to satisfy the hungry. Those who donated food helped to eat it free, and tickets were sold to those who did not bring food. Four times were the tables filled. The company enjoyed themselves in singing and conversation and all had a good time.
H. G. Shock, an old timer of Jackson County, died at his residence in Eagle Point, on Saturday, the 24th of February, 1894. Mr. Shock was born in Boone County, Missouri, in 1829, and emigrated to Jackson County in 1852, and has lived here continuously until this time. He worked in the mines at Jacksonville a long time, and had acquired considerable wealth at one time. He kept a general stock of merchandise over on the Applegate for a long time when the country was new. Has been a resident of Eagle Point and vicinity for thirty years. He leaves a widow and adopted child. A large gathering of his friends and relatives assembled at the school house at 2 p.m. on last Sunday to listen to the funeral services conducted by Rev. A. C. Howlett. He was buried in a private graveyard near Eagle Point. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of this place.
Medford Mail, March 9, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Leading Republicans are trying to organize a Republican club at Eagle Point.
A representative of the flume company, of Medford, was out here last Monday.
W. T. Downing, of Central Point, was attending quarterly meeting out here last Saturday and Sunday.
Thos. Baldwin, of Chimney Rock precinct, was down at Squire Johnston's having a stray horse appraised last Saturday.
Rev. S. S. Caldwell will hold a week's meeting at Eagle Point, beginning on Tuesday evening, the 13th. All are invited to attend.
When we take a look inside of the barn we think, surely, spring has come, but when we look around on the outside we don't feel so sure about it.
The result of our school meeting was the election of A. J. Daley as director and A. J. Foley as clerk. The great question discussed was "Who is the legal voter?" There were fifty-five votes cast. The new board have hired Mr. Fysh to teach a three months' term of school, to commence on the 22nd.
The quarterly meeting held at Eagle Point, beginning on Thursday evening and continuing over Sunday, was well attended considering the condition of the roads. Elder Jones, of Grants Pass, was in attendance. The sermon was full of good points delivered in an able and earnest manner. The collection amounted to about $4.50, and was more than our assessed apportionment of the elder's salary.
Medford Mail, March 16, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Ed Simons drove a lot of cattle to the upper ranges last week.
Mr. Mitchell secured some nice venison up in the mountains last week.
A tramp minstrel show exhibited two evenings last week in town to full houses.
A. G. Johnston is setting out to prune an apple orchard of five acres this spring.
Eli Dahack has vacated the Howard property and is living in the McNeil house.
Mr. Mininger, of upper Antelope, was through here hunting up stray cattle last week.
Among the sick are one of John Williscroft's little girls, and also a little girl of Mr. Crump.
Fruit baskets are all right so far, and indications are that we will have a big crop of fruit again this year.
The Presbyterian minister failed to put in an appearance, and the meeting as announced last week did not take place.
J. A. Jonas, our resident school teacher, has secured a school at the Betz school house, four miles north of Eagle Point.
Our mail, carried by Ike Williams between Eagle Point and Central Point, met with a severe loss on last Saturday. Ike attempted to ford Bear Creek with his team, but the water was too deep and his buggy was turned over, breaking all the top off; the mail bags were lost and one horse drowned. The mail carrier and one passenger were washed downstream a couple hundred yards before they got out. The team and buggy washed downstream about 300 yards and were lodged in a sand bar. The horse that survived was badly bruised. Both the letter and paper mail was lost, as was also that of W. H. Norcross which was being delivered by the driver.
Medford Mail, March 23, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Talko spent a week in Medford lately.
Mrs. Simons was at Jacksonville last Tuesday.
Rev. Fysh went to Ashland on business last Tuesday.
Farmers are generally busy in the fields these nice days.
Dr. Officer made a trip to Medford on horseback last Saturday.
Dell Terrilll visited the county seat last Friday to look after his taxes.
Mr. Reynolds, of Big Butte, was down doing business at Mr. Florey's last week.
John Nichols and wife spent three days at Medford and Jacksonville last week.
Why can't our county officials extend the time for paying taxes--as they do in other places.
Thos. Morine, the Brownsboro blacksmith, has rented and moved onto the Howard fruit orchard.
Jerry Heckathorn, who had his ribs broken while out hunting by falling over a log, is able to be about again. Dr. Officer was called.
Two of John Williscroft's girls, both riding one horse, were thrown off and one of them received a severe kick on the leg--not seriously hurt.
Two young ladies on horseback were dumped into a mud hole in Eagle Point, by their horses becoming frightened and unmanageable one day last week.
Sabbath school was organized after preaching last Sunday. A. G. Johnston was elected superintendent, Miss Charlotte Williscroft was elected secretary and treasurer, and Miss Mattie Taylor organist.
Two petitions are in circulation here, one for the relief of Ike Williams, who lost a horse by drowning while fording Bear Creek; the other is to the county officials, asking them to have the Bear Creek bridge repaired without delay.
Rev. S. S. Caldwell, the Presbyterian Sabbath school missionary for Southern Oregon, has been with us during the last week preaching every night to a well-filled house. His labors were appreciated, not only by Presbyterians, but by all denominations.
Republicans held their primary to elect delegates to county convention on Saturday. Geo. Brown acted as chairman, J. A. Jonas as secretary. Delegates to county convention are H. T. Severance, W. W. Stanfield and Frank Brown. Delegates go without instructions.
A Republican club of fifteen members was organized on last Friday. H. T. Severance was selected as chairman with J. A. Jonas as secretary, W. W. Stanfield as orator and the whole club as a committee to rustle new members. Committee on resolutions, Florey, Fryer and Williscroft.
People's Party club held a meeting at Eagle Point on Saturday at 3 p.m., R. R. Minter in the chair, D. T. Ewan secretary. Club elected a rustling committee as follows: R. R. Minter, D. T. Ewen, T. P. Snyder, W. M. French, Frank Taylor. Speeches by French and others.
Mr. Manning, who lives up Rogue River, near Flounce Rock, had a lake near his place on elevated ground, which he tapped for the purpose of draining. The water was ready and willing to get away, but while doing so it washed a canal through his land 60 feet wide and 40 feet deep, covering up a five-acre potato patch, potatoes and all, to a depth of five feet.
Medford Mail, March 30, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Rev. Fysh preached at the school house Sunday morning.
School commenced last week with forty scholars. Mr. Fysh is the teacher.
The fruit prospect was never better--almond, peach, pear and cherry trees are in bloom.
A school teacher from Washington was through here hunting for a school last week.
Grandma Daley, who has been up the creek at her son William's all winter, came back to her home in Eagle Point Sunday last.
Rev. Caldwell spend the forepart of the week in the neighborhood four miles north of town; the rest of the week--including Sunday--he was in Brownsboro.
Chas. Griffith, the man who was paralyzed by falling from a wagon a month ago, died on Thursday night of last week. The funeral occurred on Saturday at the Central Point cemetery. Rev. Howlett preached the funeral to a large gathering of relatives and friends.
The people of Eagle Point will be sorry to hear that Mr. Jeffries, formerly of Dry Creek, but later of Washington, committed suicide by hanging himself last month. The cause was trouble over financial matters.
John Phipps, in attempting to cross Rogue River, in a skiff, met with a current that carried him down over a big ripple, capsizing the boat. The boat came ashore a little way below, but the man has not been seen, and it is feared that he has been drowned.
Medford Mail, April 6, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.John Nichols sold some cattle to Barneburg last week.
Ed. Simons was down from his mountain ranch last Saturday.
W. W. French was doing business at Squire Johnston's last Friday.
Jerry Higinbotham has rented the Howey place for this year for corn.
Ben. Higinbotham and lady were down at Eagle Point on Sunday last.
Porter Robinett and W. Ashpole are riding over the country for their health.
Mrs. John Daley, of Elk Creek, is down here visiting relatives and old neighbors.
Jas. Bell, the Brownsboro merchant, has put in a good supply of patent medicines.
Mrs. Ashpole and Emma Perry were visitors at our school on last Friday afternoon.
Benton Pool and George Daley were taken before the grand jury one day last week.
Jas. Shurts and Rachael Mayhew were married last Tuesday. Rev. Howlett tied the knot.
Rev. Fysh went to Brownsboro to preach last Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Fysh accompanied him.
The Hubbard Bros., of Medford; passed through here on their way to their mountain home last Sunday.
Your Central Point correspondent is a "leetle off" when he gets Dr. Parker, of Lamont, located in Eagle Point.
A. G. Johnston, Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Jonas were elected to represent our Sunday school at the coming convention to be held in Medford next week.
The deputy sheriff was looking all around here for some fellows that are like the Irishman's flea; when he put his finger on him he was not there.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, of Brownsboro, a girl. If it was a boy it would be a populist. Well, Johnny can stand it and so can we when we get cigars.
John Brandenburg, a young man who has been at work for some time with Tom Nichols, took his wages and left for his home in Ottawa, Canada, on Monday of last week.
Rev. W. M. Crowhurst will lecture at Eagle Point in the interest of good templars on next Saturday evening, and will also preach at the school house on Sunday morning at 11.
Geo. Jackson is trying to get his land back again. It was sold under mortgage under peculiar circumstances which, if they can be altered, will result greatly to Mr. J's. benefit.
Some parties in hiding from the sheriff have been making their home on the head of Antelope at the deserted ranch of Mr. Cox, helping themselves to hay in the barn and provisions in the house.
John Crump and family are preparing to move up to their Antelope place to fix it up a little before exchanging it for land in the Palouse country, Washington, where he will start about the 1st of June next.
John Phipps, the man who attempted to cross the Rogue River up at Flounce Rock, and was capsized in a boat, has not been found yet. Searching parties have been looking on both sides of the river for him, but their efforts were in vain.
John Williscroft was summoned as a juryman last Tuesday and will have to spend his time for the next two weeks for the good of his fellow men, much against his will. The pay does not amount to much, as it will not pay board and hire a substitute on the farm.
Mrs. Tom Nichols had a breakdown on the road the other day. She was in a one-horse cart going to the school house after her children when a spring broke, thus letting the bed and its occupant fall to the ground. No damage done except to the cart. Mrs. N. got on her horse and continued the journey.
Medford Mail, April 20, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Dr. Officer returned from Portland Wednesday.
Frank Brown paid your city a flying visit on Monday of this week.
Mrs. Morine is laid up with a very lame ankle. Dr. Officer is in attendance.
Frank Galloway will address the Republican Club at Eagle Point next Saturday evening.
Mr. Clayton and wife will leave next Tuesday for an extended visit to Washington and Canada.
J. B. Eddie, of Pendleton, is down visiting with W. C. Taylor's folks, who are old friends.
Miss Effie Griffith and Miss Orrie Wood went to California last week, for the benefit of the latter's health.
The community was pained to hear of the death of Nodie Inlow, at Portland, last week. Mr. Inlow left for Portland Thursday to attend funeral.
Tom Coy and wife started for Medford one day last week, and about the time they reached the half way place they got stuck in a big mud hole, got a horse down and in trying to get him up upset the wagon and had a time generally, but finally arrived at Medford and loaded up one of those nice bedroom sets at Ike Webb's and--didn't come home the way they went.
Medford Mail, May 11, 1894, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Ed. Richards is stopping now at C. W. Taylor's.
There was a gathering of the populists at Eagle Point on Tuesday evening of this week.
Born--To Frank Lewis on Thursday of last week, a bouncing girl. Mother and child doing well.
We have had a nice rain--commenced last Sunday evening and continued all night and all day Monday.
The Democrat nominee for sheriff went through here on Saturday on his way up the creek--returned Sunday.
John Williscroft received a kick on the ankle from a horse recently, which has been very painful, and gives him a chance to lay off a few days from farm work.
The Republican Club held a session on Saturday night and was addressed by Mr. Galloway, Republican nominee for Recorder, also Dr. Adkins, nominee for Representative, both of Medford. Martial music was furnished by the Eagle Point band.
A. G. Johnston's house and contents was destroyed by fire on Sunday about noon. The family were all away attending church at Eagle Point. The neighbors gathered around the burning building, but not in time to save anything--partly covered by insurance.
Medford Mail, May 18, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Dr. Officer and Geo. Holmes talk of putting up a drug store in the near future.
Mr. Huffer, candidate for county clerk, was doing this part on the county last week.
Frank Ingleman, of Big Butte, was down at Squire Johnston's on business last week.
Prof. Fysh came nearly having to dismiss school last Friday, on account of his being sick.
Distemper is said to be raging among the horses on the range, and has been fatal in a few cases.
There was a Republican rally last Sunday night at the school house, addressed by Hon. B. F. Alley.
The present showery weather is what all growing crops need, and is a great benefit to all farming operations.
D. B. Warren, nursery and insurance man, of Medford, was doing business at Eagle Point on Saturday last week.
Geo. Brown & Son have added a stock of agricultural implements to their already large stock of goods, which they keep for the accommodation of their patrons.
The little bird that carries the wedding bell under its wing passed over this section the other day, and the bell gave one little warning note, so don't be surprised.
We are glad to report that C. W. Taylor is much better since he has been taking the medicine sent him by an expert from Sacramento. Hope it may prove to be the right medicine.
There are no regular party nominees in this precinct for justice of the peace, but the crop of independents comes altogether from the Republican Party, viz: W. W. Stanfield, A. L. Haselton and John Watkins.
Medford Mail, May 25, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Tom Nichols made a business trip into Medford last Friday.
Ben Higinbotham, of Big Butte, came down Sunday for a week's stay.
The Republican Club will hold a meeting on the coming Saturday of this week.
W. H. Bradshaw reports the hail was very severe at his place, completely ruining his wheat.
The singing service for this week will be held at Mr. Brown's on Friday evening. All are invited.
Senator Cameron, of Jacksonville, was in Eagle Point and vicinity for two or three days last week.
Miss Celia Brown, of Jacksonville, came out on Sunday for a brief visit to her father and family here.
Porter Robinett and Wilbur Ashpole will start for California next week, where they have secured work.
The preaching services on next Sunday by Rev. Fysh will be to the children, at 11 a.m. All invited.
Messrs. Holt, Marksbury and Jacobs, Populist candidates, addressed a People's Party meeting here on Saturday last.
France Plymale, of Medford, was out last Sunday in search of his better half, who has been visiting for a week with Tom Nichols and family.
The Methodist brethren held their quarterly meeting at the Antelope church last Saturday and Sunday, a basket dinner in connection.
Eli Dahack started for a new country last Thursday in wagons and driving his cattle along with him. The state of Washington is his destination.
Services at the school house last Sunday night were well attended and well conducted by Rev. Fysh. Rev. W. B. Moore, of Jacksonville, was to have preached, was unable to do so.
Wm. Mitchell, the mail carrier from here to Leeds, reports much timber down as a result of the storm on Friday. In one place there were twelve big trees down in the road in one pile.
S. C. Taylor, of Leeds, who has just completed an extensive tour of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, has just returned home to Jackson County to his home, reports times much harder in all the states where he has been than here.
This section was visited by a severe wind, rain and hail storm on last Friday evening. The wind blew down much rail fence and a few straw sheds, fruit trees, etc. Limbs of forest trees blocked the road in some places. John Williscroft's barn is a complete wreck. The hail cut gardens to pieces and did much damage to young fruit, also cut the wheat badly in some places. Nothing like it was ever known here before.
A CARD OF THANKS.We desire to heartily and sincerely thank our many friends, both at Eagle Point and Medford, for the kind and timely donations of food, clothing, etc., to us because of our being burned out. May God, who giveth all good things, reward the kindness of your hearts abundantly.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Johnston.Medford Mail, June 1, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Another big shower of rain on Thursday, also on Saturday.
J. T. Wiley and family, of Medford, were visiting relatives near the Point last week.
It is rumored that Tom Nichols now owns the billiard table in Howard's saloon here.
C. W. Taylor recently sold about $200 worth of cattle; the average price per head was about $9.
Two strangers were through the neighborhood last week trying to secure work through harvest.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. John Caton, a 9-pound deer slayer, on the 22nd of May, 1894. Mother and son doing well.
The coyotes are carrying off Butte Creek chickens. If the chickens are kept shut up till the sun is one half hour high, there is no danger.
Hon. J. B. Eddy, of Pendleton, while speech making here, met some of his old-time Nevada friends, viz, Mr. Yancey, Mr. Betz and C. W. Taylor's folks.
A. L. Johnson, a Medford real estate man, had a land buyer out here last week--among other places, they looked at the place recently vacated by J. G. Crump.
The Populists of the upper district met at Betz' school house on Saturday night, and were addressed by local orators, among whom were Henry French and Dan Engleman.
The Republican Club of Eagle Point met on Saturday night and were addressed by W. I. Vawter and B. F. Adkins, of Medford, on the political issues of the day. Martial music was furnished by the Eagle Point band, viz, John Williscroft, fifeist, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Daley at the drums.
Medford Mail, June 8, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.A Sunday school picnic is talked of for the near future.
Mr. Warner, of Medford, has left an Estey organ at Mr. Pool's for sale.
Mrs. Perry, of Big Butte, was down doing business at Eagle Point lately.
It is rumored that Prof. Haselton takes the Brownsboro school this week.
The Good Templars have fixed up the Fryer hall and are using it to hold their meetings in.
Porter Robinett, Wilbur Ashpole and Peter Simons started for California last week, where they have a job through hay harvest.
The election passed off quietly, almost a full vote being cast (171). C. W. Taylor, A. J. Florey and Ed Simons, members of the board, being sick and unable to serve, S. B. Holmes, Prof. Fysh and A. G. Johnston were chosen to fill vacancies.
The road is sticky over toward Rev. A. D. Howlett's, and those who travel it are liable to find it that way--so it was with A. J. Standley and Miss Edith May Wright, who passed over that way and were substantially linked together as man and wife, on last Saturday, the 9th day of June, 1894. May a happy union, a long life and good fortune be your lot.
Medford Mail, June 15, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Supt. Price visited the school on Tuesday of last week.
People are cutting hay, notwithstanding the showery weather.
Mr. Woods has a horse afflicted with something like the farcy.
A beef wagon from Central Point comes out here on Thursday of each week.
Charlie Morine, of Antelope, was here visiting with his brother one day last week.
John Daley, of Elk Creek, was down visiting his relatives here on Saturday of last week.
Mrs. A. J. Florey is away visiting with her father, Chauncey Nye, on upper Rogue River, this week.
Lauren Stowell, on horseback, ran up near enough to a coyote to get him with a revolver last week.
Lily Caton is staying for a few weeks with Mrs. Simons, to help through the rush of work attending harvest.
Charlotte Williscroft attended the camp meeting last Saturday and Sunday, in company with Rev. Fysh and family.
Miss Lizzie Wilson and Miss Sophie Simons visited Medford on Saturday of last week. Miss Lizzie had some dental work done when in the city.
Claude White, who has a job over the mountains, received word not to come for a couple of weeks. In the meantime, he has work aplenty at Mrs. Simons.
Mrs. "Dick" and her near neighbor, Mr. Vermeren, unearthed a coyote by digging him out the other day. They dug about seven feet and secured the animal.
Mr. Smithline, son and daughter, of Woodville, are visiting for a few days at C. W. Taylor's. Mr. Eddy, of Ashland, is also spending a few days with Mr. Taylor's and Mr. Betz' folks.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Mathews are as happy a pair of parents as Eagle Point possesses these times, which lump of elation is caused by there arriving at their home last Friday a nine-pound boy baby. Both mother and child doing nicely.
The closing exercises of Prof. Fysh's school occurred on Friday afternoon. Among the visitors were the directors, Rev. Howlett, and many others. After speeches and other exercises the closing scene was an old-fashioned spelling match between the boys vs. the girls. The boys were the winners.
Frank Lewis had a streak of bad luck last week. While cutting hay his horses became frightened and ran away with the mower. It will take $10 to repair the damages. Then while out hunting a stray animal in the mountains, the horse he was riding was bitten by a rattlesnake. /He killed the rattler. The horse began coughing and bleeding at the nose in about an hour after he was bitten, his leg swelled up to two or three times its natural size, and it is yet uncertain whether he will live or not.
Medford Mail, June 22, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. A. G. Johnston is ill this week.
J. J. Fryer made a flying trip to Medford last week.
S. B. Holmes visited the county seat one day last week.
Lem Charley was down at the Point last Saturday, doing business.
A good steam thresher is wanted to do the work around Eagle Point this year.
A. N. Sayers, a traveling medicine salesman of Medford, was out this way last week.
There is some kind of contagious disease going the rounds now--guess it's the grip.
Grandma Daley is not expected to live through her present sick spell. She is quite old.
Grasshoppers are unusually plentiful this year and have done some damage to corn and beans.
J. T. Wiley and family were up at A. G. Johnston's on last Wednesday, fishing and picking blackberries.
The assessor is abroad in the land. He tries to make you believe that your property is worth twice as much as it really is.
Someone took without leave a three-horse evener from Geo. Heckathorn's binder, while it was in the shop for repairs.
A basket meeting was held at Brownsboro last Sunday. Rev. Fysh sermonized in the forenoon and Rev. Howlett in the afternoon.
Geo. Daley moved his twenty-five-horsepower engine up to Round Top last week. It took six good horses and a good driver to pull it through.
Mrs. Holmes, a married daughter of Mr. Tucker, has been very low with typhoid fever for three weeks, but is better now. Dr. Officer is in attendance.
Contractor Clemens and his workmen are repairing the Eagle Point bridge. Their families are camped there. The lumber is furnished by A. J. Daley's new sawmill.
A basket meeting is announced to be held next Sunday, at Eagle Point. It is expected that double E. Thompson, of Medford, will be present to help Rev. Fysh conduct the services.
Geo. Brown and Gov. Holmes, while at Mr. Taylor's, visiting, last Sunday, discovered a rattlesnake in the back yard, and killed it. It was a large snake, and had five rattles and a button.
The Mail credited Rev. Moore with the Chamber-Obenchain marriage ceremony, and occurring at Central Point, when in fact it took place at Eagle Point and was the work of our new justice of the peace, Squire Haselton.
Charlotte Williscroft narrowly escaped being bitten by a rattlesnake the other evening. She and the dog were after a hog in the brush, and it is supposed that the dog and hog had run over the snake, thus rousing its anger to the fighting pitch. When Charlotte came by it made a vicious lunge at her but missed its aim. Charlotte called her father, who was nearby, and they killed the snake.
Frankie Johnston knows how to catch two fish on one small hook, stick the end of the pole in the bank and then go off and work in the hay field a couple of hours. The first little fish that comes along will swallow the hook and then a larger fish, about sixteen inches long, will come and swallow the little fish--that's the way it worked for him one day last week.
Hurrah for the new town on Butte Creek! We are sure that if the plan, as given to the Mail last week, were but carried out it would be the commencement of a great city. No better locality could be selected, if the object is fruit farms of five to fifteen acres. Almost every hillside has a spring on it and is therefore subirrigated more or less--thus affording constant moisture and perfect drainage, the two essentials for success with fruit and gardens. Then the elevation ensures it from the late spring frosts that are so destructive to fruit on valley lands. The quality of the fruit produced here is superior to that on the sandy desert land of California or any other state. Then with proper railroad connection the lumber interests would center there, as it is far enough up to be in the heart of the timber belt. These are a few of the reasons why the enterprise will be a success.
Medford Mail, August 3, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.The young people gathered at Rev. Howlett's one evening last week, for a social.
Among the sick this week are Miss Amy Safford and a little son of Robert Potter's.
Myrtle Woodford, of Medford, who has been visiting for a week with her friend, Miss Millie Howlett, has returned home.
A basket meeting for next Sunday, August 11th, is announced by Rev. Fysh, to be held at Antelope church. All are invited.
Two young ladies visited a fortune teller last week, and made the fearful discovery that, in spite of all their fascinating wiles and smiles, they were doomed to remain single all their lives.
McCallister soda springs is a very popular summer resort. It is located on the north fork on the Little Butte Creek, at which may be found the very best soda water in Southern Oregon, also plenty of good, fresh spring water. There are plenty of places there where the sun never strikes the ground, the timber being so tall and dense as to furnish perpetual shade. About thirty people are camped there now. Wild fruit and berries are abundant and easy to get. The game in those parts are coyotes, deer, wildcats and bears. And fish--well a good fisherman can catch one hundred a day, and they are beauties, too. The new town of Eldrianna will be about five miles down the creek from the spring.
The thermometer stood at 108 last Wednesday--a little more than an average hot day for this country. The only effect on gardens properly irrigated is to just make them "hump" themselves growing--and right here let me speak a word for the garden. Among the good things of life what we have to eat is appreciated by one and all--the poor, the rich, the sick, the well--they all alike eat to live and some of us live to eat. Now a good garden furnishes at this season of the year, potatoes, cabbages, squashes, turnips, radishes, onions, cucumbers, green corn, string beans, blackberries and raspberries. Take your choice and live like a king. A couple of acres of good land, well watered, with a little care will produce all the above that one family can use for the year.
DEATH OF MRS. DALEYAs was predicted in my items last week, Grandma Daley did not live but a short time. She died on the first of August. She was one of the pioneers of this locality, having come to Eagle Point in 1874. Her husband built the flouring mill here and operated it for some time before his death. Her two sons, who live here, A. J. and Wm. Daley, and their families, together with hosts of friends and neighbors, mourn her loss. She was buried at Central Point. Levona Carter Daley was born November 12th, 1810, in Columbus, Shenango County, New York--was married November 28th, 1832 at Florence, Huron County, Ohio--joined the Disciples or Christian church about 1834 and remained with them until about 1865 when she united with the Baptists and remained with them until she came to Jackson County in 1872, when she united with the Christian church. She was a faithful follower of Christ's teachings until death claimed her. She was the mother of five children, all boys, and all still living except one.
Medford Mail, August 10, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Prof. J. A. Jonas' school, at the Betz school house, closed last Friday.
Among the good things to eat from the gardens, this week adds ripe tomatoes.
Claude White, who has been working away this summer, came back last Friday.
A. G. Johnston is up at Round Top, helping to put up the frame for Daley's new sawmill.
Little Ralph Potter is dangerously ill with typhoid fever. Dr. Stanfield is in attendance.
The Nichols threshing machine has been at the Matthews shop, for repairs, for a few days.
There was no preaching here last Sunday evening, as Rev. Fysh was up at McCallister Springs.
There has been some buzzing around Squire Haselton's court the past week, but the cases were settled without coming to trial.
Messrs. Ewen, Ditsworth and Williscroft went over on Big Butte, to catch fish, one night last week. They had poor luck but report having seen a good many salmon.
It is reported that a small threshing machine, run by a tread power, will be in the neighborhood, to accommodate those who wish thresh only enough for bread and seed.
A Chinaman tramped through Eagle Point one day last week, and continued his journey further east. Perhaps some of your correspondents up that way can give further account of him.
Medford Mail, August 24, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Prof. John Harvey, of Central Point, opened his school here last Monday morning.
Mrs. Pearce, of Sterling, has been here the past week visiting her sister, Mrs. Thomas.
Mrs. John Ashpole, who has been visiting relatives in the Willamette Valley, returned home on the 1st inst.
Mr. Jeff Bell, of Talent, accompanied by his wife and son, is here visiting Mrs. Bell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis.
Rev. R. Fysh did not preach for us last Sunday night, as he was in Ashland. He expects to preach at the Antelope church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and at Eagle Point at 8 p.m.
Rev. Richard Fysh and Miss Daisey Stanfield took passage for Ashland last Saturday in "Uncle Dick's" hack, via Medford. The former goes on church business and the latter to accept a position.
A young lady by the name of Vinson, of Ashland, who has been teaching school in the Gordon district on Rogue River, stopped Sunday night at the Pioneer Hotel, on her way to the valley proper, to visit friends.
Wm. French, Jr., has returned from Crook County, where he has been trying to recuperate his exchequer; but he has returned to stay, as he says that Jackson County is as good as any, and much better than most of the country.
Prof. A. L. Haselton, who has been engaged to teach the Brownsboro school, opened the same on Monday, Sept. 3rd. The professor has the gift of continuance, for he has been teaching in this vicinity, within a radius of a few miles, for about eight years.
Deputy Sheriff Payne was over Saturday after Grant Mathews to appear before the grand jury as a witness. Timmie Dugan, James Lewis and John Young were also called before that august body to give evidence in a hog case, where parties are accused of marking other people's pork.
Among the new arrivals here is J. E. Stickle, formerly of Oakland, Douglas County. He expects to occupy the property recently sold by B. B. Hubbard to Mrs. Lou Chappell. He was accompanied by his wife and brother, the latter being a contractor and builder. They are the guests of Mrs. A. M. Thomas.
Some weeks ago J. J. Fryer and family and Mrs. A. M. Thomas and her son, Charles, took a trip to Klamath Falls, Langell Valley and elsewhere, but Mrs. T. had business that called her home, so she and her son returned alone, via Crater Lake, Rogue River Falls, etc., and arrived a few days ahead of the rest of the party.
Wm. Wiley, wife and two sons, George and Thornton, and daughter, Miss Mary, accompanied by Miss Zora Bliss, of Medford, one of our most accomplished teachers, and a young man by the name of James Howard, started for Crater Lake on Monday, Sept. 3rd. They expect to visit Fort Klamath and Klamath Falls before returning.
Charles Homes, of Ashland precinct, was visiting his father-in-law, Lou Tucker, last Friday night. He reports that his wife's health is greatly improved. She has been sick for a number of weeks at her father's and was taken home at the suggestion of her physician, on a bed, and the change of atmosphere and surroundings has proven beneficial.
Dr. W. R. Officer, who was taken suddenly ill at the residence of George Brown with typhoid pneumonia, and was confined to his bed and room for several days, has so far recovered as to be able to walk around; but he, like common folk, "got too smart" and had a relapse, and Dr. E. P. Geary, of Medford, was summoned on Sunday to render medical assistance. He is now improving.
George W. Daley, Jr., our miller in the Snowy Butte mills, while attempting to amputate a pig's tail, had the misfortune to make a mistake and inserted the knife into his foot, so that it became necessary to call for surgical aid. Dr. W. B. Officer was summoned and by the use of needle and thread, sticking plaster, etc., succeeded in placing him in a position that by the good nursing he will get from his estimable wife he will likely recover; but the next time he attempts to amputate a tail of a hog, dead or alive, he is going to have it tied tight and fast, and his feet bandaged with burlap sacks.
X.[Several items from the above correspondent are crowded out of this issue. They will appear next week.--Ed.]
Medford Mail, September 14, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. John Daley, of Trail Creek, was here last week, visiting relatives and friends.
Mrs. T. M. Howard is quite sick, but Dr. Stanfield reports her somewhat improving.
Levi Murphy and wife, living on Griffin Creek, were visiting A. C. Howlett and family Saturday night and Sunday.
Dr. W. B. Officer, who has been sick for several weeks at the residence of George Brown, is recovering very slowly.
John Harvey, of Central Point, opened his school at his place on Monday, the 10th inst., and during the week there were thirty-two names enrolled.
Mrs. Thomas and son, accompanied by Miss Gladius Fryer, started last week for Langell Valley, to look after the interests of Mrs. Thomas' son, the late Owen Grigsby.
Last week Elmer Nichols, E. H. Lewis and Elmer Higinbotham started for the headwaters of Evans Creek, in quest of gold. They are confident that there is plenty of gold there, if they can only find it.
Rev. R. Fysh preached to an attentive audience in the Antelope church, Sunday, and at night he preached at this place. He will preach next Sunday at Antelope at 11 a.m.--subject, "The Power of Christian Kindness"-- and at Eagle Point at 8 p.m.
Our newly elected county school superintendent, Mr. Newbury, is taking a step in the right direction; that is, he is visiting the schools at the beginning of the term. If he keeps on in that line we will let him serve another term, but he must do his best.
Last Saturday Wm. Wiley and family returned from Crater Lake. They were accompanied by Miss Zora Bliss, of Medford, one of our progressive teachers, who expects to attend the Medford public school during the coming winter, and a young man by the name of James Howard, living in the Antelope school district. They report having a splendid time, as the weather was warm and pleasant.
It appears that the orchard and melon patch of Wm. French, Sr., is becoming a very popular summer resort. On the last Sunday in July there were, by actual count, fifty-six who ate dinner under the mammoth oak trees on the edge of his orchard, and on September 2nd, thirty, and again on the 9th, forty; and among them quite a number of the fair sex.--(Confidential to the Editor--Mr. F. is a widower himself and has a son that some of the girlies cast sly glances at, and the first thing French, Sr., knows some girl will get away with his other boy. Henry was married a few weeks ago, and before the elder F. knows what he is about he will be left to dance in the hog trough.) Well, talking about Mr. French's orchard, he claims, and I think justly so, to have as good a variety of fruit and melons as can be found in the county. As is generally known, your correspondent is always somewhere, looking for items of news, and I learned that among the comers and goers at the French orchard was a Mr. Taggart and wife, who had just loaded their team for Klamath County. They were accompanied by another man, with a team. There were on the ground when I, or rather we, arrived--for the whole family was along--Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lewis, James M. Lewis and family, Walker Lewis, and Misses Minnie and Frances Newman. They were sampling Mr. French's melons. Shortly after our arrival Geo. Stevens and wife, and a young man by the name of Frank Derrick, recently from Battle Creek, Nevada, arrived on the scene. Mr. Derrick has been here before, having come with Hon. W. H. Bradshaw. He has been traveling considerably, but like many others who were hunting for a better country, came back satisfied that Jackson County is good enough for anyone these hard times. During the day Charles Edmondson and wife and a Mr. Kesterson, of Tolo, put in an appearance. They decided that the fruit was good enough and acted accordingly. Later in the afternoon, after we had all partaken of a basket dinner--Mr. Editor, did you ever partake of a basket dinner, in a nice grove, near a cool spring? for if you never did you have lost a large share of the enjoyment of life. But I must not moralize too much--well, after dinner some of the younger members of the party concluded to take a boat ride on the placid water of the Rogue River, and while one boatload was out in the stream they favored us with some fine vocal music. When we got ready to break up camp and start for home, we found that the two Miss Newmans had captured a couple of young men and taken them boat riding, so an officer was dispatched with a search warrant for Walker Lewis and Jerry Heckathorn. They were found willing captives of the two young ladies and were angry because they were rescued; but such is life. I also met with an old acquaintance from Langell Valley, a Mr. Wilson, who married John Obenchain's oldest daughter. He reports that there never has been known so much wild hay in that section of the country as there has been this year; that there will be hundreds of tons of hay left uncut, but that times are very hard over there.
Medford Mail, September 21, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Minnie Duval has been quite sick, but is convalescing.
Miss Pierce, of Sterling, is here, visiting her cousin, Mrs. J. E. Stickle.
Joseph Wilson, a young man who has charge of Mr. Grimsley's drug store, has been putting a new roof on his residence.
J. J. Fryer was suddenly taken sick, last Thursday, with heart trouble. He is now able to be around but is quite feeble.
Mrs. Ted Howard's baby is quite sick. The mother and child both being sick is a severe hardship. Dr. Stanfield is in attendance.
Mr. Newman, one of our leading orchardists, living on Rogue River near the mouth of Little Butte, was doing business in our town last week.
Wilbur Ashpole and Porter Robinett, two of our young men who have been spending the summer in California, returned home a short time ago.
Last Monday someone shot and killed a fine Galloway cow, belonging to E. H. Lewis. From all appearances she was shot with two loads of buckshot.
I am glad to note that the material is being put on the ground to repair the Antelope bridge. It is expected that work will commence on the same in the near future.
Nick Young, Jr., ran a splinter in his thumb recently, and neglected to attend to it properly and now carries his hand in a sling. Fears are entertained that blood poisoning has set in.
J. E. Stickle, recently from Douglas County, has been taking the place of George Morine for the past week in the Pool blacksmith shop, George having been sick. Mr. S. made a very favorable impression, as he appeared to be a good mechanic.
Frank Brown, of the firm of Geo. Brown & Son, accompanied by two of his sisters, Misses Celia and Cora, and Mrs. C. W. Taylor and family, and Messrs. Wilbur Ashpole, E. J. Story, Ed Richards and Elliott O. Donnell, have gone to the huckleberry patch.
Miss Lottie Brown, who has been stopping in Central Point for some time with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Holmes, returned home last week. The members of the I.O.G.T. lodge here are glad to see her return among them once more, as she was greatly missed in the lodge.
Mr. L. E. Land had the misfortune to lose a valuable horse one day last week--a horse he had just traded for. He went to Mr. Grimsley's to receive the animal, and a few minutes after he had received it the horse reared up and fell backward, striking his head on a stone and thereby bursting a blood vessel, which caused his death almost instantly.
A party from Central Point came out on Rogue River to fish, but they got lost, and in their confusion they laid down Mr. Lewis' fence into his pasture and also into his field, and forgot to lay them back up again. The result is Mr. Lewis intends in the future to have notices posted warning persons not to enter his property without permission.
Geo. Morine, one of our blacksmiths, accompanied by his brother Frank and family, have gone to Crater Lake. They expect to return via the huckleberry patch. George's health was poor and he thought that a trip to the mountains might be beneficial. J. E. Stickle, formerly of Douglas County, is filling his place in the shop during his absence. Though comparatively a stranger Mr. Stickle makes a favorable impression, and we extend to him and his family a cordial welcome.
I learned the other day, from what I considered a reliable source, that Rev. Fysh had presented him, by Mr. B. B. Hubbard, an old-fashioned black walnut tool chest that was made in the state of New York by his father, before he can remember, and Mr. Hubbard is now about seventy-five years of age. The supposition is that it is about one hundred years old. It has been carried into some eight or nine states. While we were talking about old relics Mrs. Fysh showed us an old-fashioned, blue earthen cream pitcher that was brought from Ireland over sixty years age and is supposed to be at least one hundred years old.
Medford Mail, September 28, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Last Friday night some of the particular friends of Rev. Richard Fysh and family met at the parsonage to surprise them with a social gathering, and at about half past six o'clock they began to collect and by eight o'clock about forty had arrived. The evening was spent in social chat, music, vocal and instrumental, and the younger portion, including Dr. Stanfield, amused themselves in innocent plays, etc. About nine o'clock supper was ready--for each family brought something good to eat, and in fact, if the truth must be told, each one tried to outdo the others in supplying the table with the delicacies of the land; thus we had an array of various kinds of meat--chicken, ham, mutton, beef, etc.--cakes of almost every variety, pies without number, preserves, jellies, etc., etc. When all was ready the names of the gentlemen were written on slips of paper, the slips placed in a hat, and the ladies drew the names of their partners for supper. As there were more ladies present than gentlemen, some names appear twice in the list as given below. Then the fun commenced; each lady, of course, wished to select the right one, but as life is full of disappointments, so in this case some were doomed to that sad fate, but nevertheless all took their part well and everything passed off without a ripple. The result of the drawing was as follows: Mrs J. E. Stickle, Dr. Stanfield; Mrs. A. Toole, J. J. Fryer; Mrs. Morine, Rev. Fysh; Mrs. Fryer, A. Toole; Mrs. Fysh, Prof. John Harvey; Miss Tana Howlett, H. T. Severance; Miss Amy Safford, B. B. Hubbard; Miss Alice Morine, J. E. Stickle; Mrs. H. T. Severance, A. C. Howlett; Mrs. Sarah Lewis, Claude White; Miss Selah Fryer, Walker Lewis; Miss Daisy Stanfield, Richard Fysh; Mrs. Minnie Duval, Benton Toole; Miss Bessie Brown, John Harvey; Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Wm. Watson; Mrs. W. W. Stanfield, H. T. Severance. After supper was over the guests lingered until about midnight, and then said good night to the pastor and each other, and departed for their respective homes. This, the last social at the parsonage, for the conference year ending September 24, 1894, will be remembered with pleasure by many of Mr. Fysh's friends who were present, and by some who were debarred from attending on account of sickness.
Rev. Fysh preached his farewell discourse at Antelope church last Sunday, at 11 o'clock a.m. and at Eagle Point at 8 p.m. At the close of the services the last two Sundays, collections were taken which added the sum of $13.85 to the pastor's exchequer. By the time this communication is published, Rev. Fysh will, in all probability, be on his way to a new field of labor. The editor of the Valley Record says that Rev. Fysh has hypnotized the people in the Butte Creek country. Be that as it may, one thing is certain--there are few men, ministers or laymen, who will leave a community more universally beloved than Rev. Richard Fysh. When he commenced to preach at the Antelope church, he had five to thirteen hearers; for the past few months he has had a congregation of from fifty to seventy-five, and at Eagle Point almost always has a full house.
Eagle Point, Or., Sept. 24, 1894
----Mrs. Lon Tucker is reported to be ill.
Lon Tucker expects to move into the Wm. Wiley place in the near future.
Geo. Hoyt has leased the place adjoining that of Peter Britt, of Jacksonville.
B. B. Hubbard has closed out his business here and gone to New York state.
Miss Millie Howlett came out from Medford last Saturday, and returned Monday morning.
Mrs. Wm. Holmes and her sister, Miss Lottie Brown, have been visiting their parents, at Eagle Point.
Miss Lucretia Caton, of Ashland, who has been visiting her parents, on Rogue River, has returned home.
Rev. R. Fysh expected to have gone to Lakeview last week, but is having trouble finding someone to move his goods.
Married, at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. R. Fysh, Sept. 25, 1894, Mr. Arthur Creed and Miss Ida Matney.
Delbert Apger gave a birthday party and candy pulling last Friday night. A goodly number of his friends participated in the pleasures of the occasion.
The many friends of Fred Stanfield will be pleased to learn of his safe arrival in Waverly, Kansas, and that he had gone into the tin and hardware business with his brother Frank.
Frank Lewis, I understand, has purchased six acres of land of Mrs. C. W. Taylor, and leased nearly all of her farm, she reserving the house, orchard and garden spot on the bank of Butte Creek.
Frank Brown, his two sisters, and Mrs. C. W. Taylor and family, and a number of young friends returned from Crater Lake and the huckleberry patch Wednesday of last week. They secured about twenty gallons of berries.
Walker Lewis, living near the mouth of Little Butte Creek, narrowly escaped being shot one day last week. The bullet passed so close to his head that he could feel the force of the wind as it passed. The shot was probably fired by someone who was hunting and thoughtlessly fired toward the house, but such recklessness should not be tolerated.
Last Friday Mr. J. W. Slinger called on Mrs. Howlett and informed her that the services of a minister would be required on the following Sunday, about 3 o'clock p.m., and she could notify her husband accordingly. The affair was intended to be very private, and it so happened that Rev. R. Fysh and family, and Misses Millie Howlett and Daisy Stanfield were there. At about 3:30 p.m. Mr. J. W. Slinger drove up with Miss Anna Farlow, and everything was in readiness to have the happy couple united in marriage. Just then Walker Lewis and Jimmie Dugan came up, and they were invited in, dinner being ready. Mr. Slinger and Miss Farlow were arranged in the proper place by Mrs. Howlett, and in a very short time the happy couple were united in wedlock by her husband, Rev. A. C. Howlett. After the ceremony was over, dinner was announced, and--you will have to come out sometime, Mr. Editor, to a private wedding at Mr. Howlett's and see what kind of a dinner Mrs. H. prepares. Dinner being over, an hour was spent in social chat and congratulations, and then the newly married couple went on their way rejoicing, to Medford, carrying with them the best wishes of their newly made friends.
Medford Mail, October 5, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jeff Bell and wife, of Talent, are here visiting relatives.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
I am sorry to have to chronicle the illness of Mrs. T. E. Nichols.
Rev. R. Fysh started for Lakeview Monday. Mr. Zancy conveyed his household goods to that place.
We had a heavy frost last Friday night, which greatly changed the appearance of vegetation.
Arthur Morrison, son of Mrs. F. B. Inlow, and who has been in Idaho for some time past, has returned home.
F. B. Inlow and family are preparing to move to Talent in the very near future, as they have property there.
John Young, our indefatigable road supervisor, had been working the road in the neighborhood of the free ferry.
The county has had our county bridge, across Antelope Creek, on the road leading from here to the "Hub," repaired.
D. Bradshaw, son of our county commissioner, who has been on the headwaters of Sprague River, returned a few days ago.
J. F. Howard has sold what is known as the Dr. Whitney place, containing twenty acres, to A. L. Haselton; consideration $1300.
Married, Oct. 7, 1894, at the residence of Frank Manning, in Florence Rock precinct, by A. L. Haselton, J.P., Mr. Lee Caton and Miss Alice Phipps.
Asahel Hubbard, of the firm on Hubbard Bros., of Medford, passed through our town Saturday, on his way to their mountain ranch on Clarks Creek.
H. T. Severance, who has been sick for quite a while, is convalescing. He is able to be about once more, but shows the effects of a hard tussle with the disease.
John Daley, one of our promising citizens who has been living on Trail Creek for some time, has returned to our town and is occupying his old home. He receives a hearty welcome.
David Cingcade, living on the edge of the desert, has built an old-fashioned log corn crib, with sheds on three sides, so as to have the hog pen and feed close together. He designs it more particularly for pigs as he has a large number of them.
I learned the other day that Grandma Tungate, living on Round Top, who has been afflicted with an eating and bleeding cancer, has had a cure effected so that she is not troubled at all with it. Dr. Stanfield has been attending her. She is in the neighborhood of eighty years old, but bids fair to spend some time here yet, with her friends.
Geo. Wiley, that indomitable worker, has been trying to get his field open, so Saturday night he put on an extra large load of corn fodder, being the last. The result was that Sunday morning he had to go and get part of the load, it having turned over. George is a good boy and don't like to work on Sunday, but you know the ox fell into the pit.
The portion of the community who enjoy that kind of amusement met at the hall Saturday night and had a social hop. Our sub-reporter says that the upper tens went to Central Point to a dance, and that only the bon tons remained, and there was but one thing that kept them from having a first-class party, and that was the absence of Miss Lol Nichols, who was deterred from attending by having a felon on her finger.
In making my debut as one of your regular correspondents, permit me, through the columns of your valuable paper, to extend to my numerous friends my sincere thanks for their many kind acts in assisting me in gathering items, and kindly request a continuance of the same, and I will studiously endeavor to give all the news of general interest and avoid anything that would engender unpleasant feelings, but on the contrary will try to raise our community to a higher plane, and while I may make errors, draw the veil of charity over them, remembering "'Tis human to err but divine to forgive."
Last Friday by special invitation a few of the particular friends of Dr. Stanfield and family assembled at his residence, to commemorate his sixty-fifth birthday. About 2:30 p.m. dinner was announced, and the table was surrounded; I was about to say filled--well, it was filled before we surrounded it; yes, filled--a dinner that would make a poor dyspeptic groan with anguish at the bare thought of such a dinner. After dinner was over we spent the rest of the afternoon in social chat and music, both instrumental and vocal. Some of us will look forward to the 5th of October, A.D. 1895, with considerable interest. By the way, the Doctor is growing young again. He has procured a new rig and says he is going to visit his friends in the country.
Medford Mail, October 12, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Minnie Duval was doing business in Medford on Saturday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
N. A. Young had put up a neat picket fence around his garden.
Ed Hoyt and Miss Emma Perry, of Big Butte, spent Sunday with your correspondent.
Mesdames E. H. and J. M. Lewis were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howlett last Thursday.
Miss Celia Brown left last Monday for Portland, to spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. Guerin.
Mrs. Chas. Griffith has given her residence a new coat of whitewash, thereby greatly improving its appearance.
Lon Tucker and family moved last week to the Wm. Wiley place. Mr. Wiley and family have moved to Ashland.
Mrs. George Brown, wife of one of our merchants, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Holmes, in Central Point.
The gentleman who has rented the Fryer place moved thereto last Saturday. I have not learned his name yet, but will soon.
Mrs. G. W. Daley, Sr., who has been sick for some time, has gone to Round Top, in hopes of benefiting her health by the change.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Walsh, Oct. 9, 1894, twin girls. The babies are doing well, but I am sorry to say that Mrs. W. is not so favored.
Walter Foster, of Clackamas County, a nephew of Mrs. Howlett, arrived here on Thursday of last week. He expects to remain for some time.
Mrs. C. W. Taylor, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Lottie, started last Monday for British Columbia. Miss Jennie Heckathorn keeps house for her and takes care of the remaining children during her absence.
I am glad to be able to announce that Dr. W. O. Officer, who has been in very poor health for several weeks past and has been off on a recreating expedition, has returned greatly improved in health. He brought with him a new buggy, and proposes to combine business with pleasure. His many friends extend to him a hearty welcome.
W. H. Schmerker, the boss miller of the Central Point and Snowy Butte mills, was out here Tuesday night, to attend a meeting of the I.O.G.T. On his way to his home in Central Point, while riding along on his wheel he was attacked by a cougar. He commenced to use the pedals in dead earnest and left his enemy in the rear.
The Hoyt brothers, who have leased the Peter Britt place above Eagle Point, have been moving their hay and grain to the ranch, and are getting in readiness to commence farming operations as soon as the rain softens the ground sufficiently for plowing. They expect to turn their attention to the hog business, to a considerable extent. There is no grass growing under their feet.
Miss Ora Wood and William Jackson met with quite a serious mishap one day last week, while boat riding on the Rogue River with the young ladies father, M. S. Wood. Mr. W. had just stepped out of the boat and the young people essayed to follow, when the boat gave way under them, slipping so as to throw them both into the water, Miss W. going in up to her armpits. They were rescued and no harm was done except giving them both a good cool bath in the placid waters of the Rogue River.
Last Sunday night, at the suggestion of some of the young ladies, a meeting was called at the school house for the purpose of spending a while in music and singing. Frank Nichols first occupied the organ stool and did himself credit, favoring us with a number of fine pieces on the organ, as wall as playing and singing quite a number of songs, which were well rendered. Mrs. Minnie Duval then played while those of the choir who were present joined in singing. We have some first-class singers at this place. We all had a fine time, and adjourned at eight o'clock p.m.
Two young couples had a narrow escape one day last week. Dannie Simon and Miss Iva Tucker and Boyd Tucker and Miss Sarah Fryer were in one hack, and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stickle, Mrs. J. J. Fryer and Ted Howard in another, the entire party having been to the Jackson ford on Rogue River to fish, and caught nothing. On their return, about eleven o'clock p.m. the team attached to the hack containing the two young couples became unmanageable, and they started to run. Mr. Stickle jumped from his wagon but could not stop the team, and away they went with their precious load. The ladies were almost frantic with fear, but Dannie was emphatically master of the situation, for with a steady hand he guided the team for over two miles, while Boyd held to his girl to keep her from jumping or falling out, and Dannie's girl held to him to steady herself and hold him in. The team ran until it was exhausted. The result was a badly smashed-up hack, but fortunately no one was hurt. They started again next Thursday night, Claud White taking the place of Ted Howard. They had better luck and a fine time, catching several fish.
Medford Mail, October 19, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Wm. C. Daley was doing business in our town the forepart of the week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. J. H. Caton, living on Rogue River, is reported ill. Dr. Officer in in attendance.
J. E. Stickle has moved his family into the house formerly occupied by Richard Fysh.
There is talk of a change in some of the business circles--will give the result next week.
John Young is taking time by the forelock by erecting a neat shed over his straw and corn fodder.
Miss Lottie Brown and Mrs. Hawk, of Central Point, were out Sunday, visiting friends and relatives.
Messrs. Willis and Nighton, of Trail Creek, stopped over night at the Eagle Hotel, during the week.
Charley Edmondson and family, of Big Butte, passed through town Friday, on their way to the "Hub."
Mr. Schermerhorn, of "The Hub," was here recently, interviewing our citizens with regard to the apple business.
Last week Ralph Newman moved his house from the bottom land on Rogue River to higher land, in order to avoid malaria.
Mrs. C. W. Taylor has been making some substantial improvements on her place, putting on new roofs on her barn and sheds.
Dannie Simon returned Saturday from a trip to Portland. He reports plenty of rain, and the hop crop badly damaged by the lice and rain.
Saturday afternoon the wind blew hard enough here to take the top off of Dr. Stanfield's chimney, making a hole in the kitchen roof. No other damage was done.
Those insurance agents, Messrs. Brown & Bronson, must find this a pleasant or profitable field, for they have been sojourning at the Eagle Hotel for over a week.
A. J. Daley, one of the leading hustlers of our county and one of the best men in the state, is putting a bridge across Elk Creek, at his ranch. He is assisted by his brother, Wm. C, and his son John.
Cass Higinbotham, formerly of this county, but who has resided in Coquille City for some time past, has returned to our favored land and made a deal with his brother, William, for a tract of land in Big Butte precinct.
After the preaching was over Saturday night a few of the young folks gathered at the hall and had a dance. From what I can learn, some of the young gentlemen transcended the bounds of propriety in some of their proceedings.
C. E. Morine and John Hefner, of Tolo, and George Morine, of this place, returned last week from a hunt in the mountains. They were loaded with fish and venison, and barring a little mishap to their wagon they had sport galore.
Last week Mrs. Thomas and son, Charles, and Miss Gladius Fryer returned from a trip to Klamath County, where Mrs. T. has been looking after the business of her son, the late Owen Grigsby. Miss Fryer went to try a change of climate and was benefited thereby.
The Nichols brothers, Rader brothers, A. J. Daley and sons, and a few others, have been gathering cattle for several days past, and that indomitable rustler, John Hockersmith, has been culling them for market, paying 1½ cents per pound for the best of them.
Last Sunday W. H. Schmerker, superintendent of the Central Point and Snowy Butte mills, and Wm. Holmes, secretary of the company owning both mills, put in an appearance in our town. Mr. S. expects to remain nearly the whole week. He is always a welcome visitor.
There was a life insurance agent in our community recently, who suggested to a lady in the rural district that her husband ought to have an insurance on his life, so that in case he should die she would have something to fall back on; but he soon found that he had accosted the wrong member of the family. The lady promptly informed him that she thought he was on the wrong string, as her opinion was the woman should have their lives insured, in order that the men could keep the children together instead of scattering them as they generally do, for she thought the women could scratch along and keep the children together without the aid of an insurance company. That agent hunted another subject.
An announcement of preaching at the school house for last Saturday and Sunday night, by the new Methodist minister, Rev. Kennedy, was sent to a party here, but the said party took so little interest in the matter that very few of our citizens knew anything about it until Sunday, when it was noised around that the new preacher would preach Sunday night. The result was a rather small audience. If ministers will take the trouble to drop a card to me or "Dick" a week in advance, their notices will be published so that all interested will be likely to know of it. Rev. Kennedy preached a good, logical sermon, but if he had divided it into two discourses it would have suited quite a number of his hearers a little better. He expects to preach for us on the third Sunday of each month, at night. He did not name the hour but we would suggest, these long evenings, not later than 7 o'clock.
Medford Mail, October 26, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Wiseman, of San Francisco, was in town Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Last week Dr. W. B. Officer paid Medford a business visit.
Mrs. Nellie Perry Simpson, of Big Butte, is visiting friends in Eagle Point.
Curt. Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, had the misfortune to cut one of his toes nearly off with an ax.
F. B. Inlow and stepson, Arthur Morrison, of Talent, arrived in this place Saturday, on a business visit.
That change in business to which I referred last week has not taken place yet, but will occur in a few days.
Jesse Safford, brother of our postmistress, and who has been in California for the past three months, has returned to visit his mother and sister.
Simon McCallister, the man after whom the noted soda springs on the north side of Butte Creek were named, has returned to the Butte Creek country and located on the Gano place.
We expect to be able to report an immense amount of venison and bear meat, as out two noted Nimrods, Frank Brown and Wilbert Ashpole, started Monday on a hunting excursion.
Geo. Morine has closed out in the Pool blacksmith shop and is opening in the Inlow shop. J. E. Stickle has opened up in the Pool shop. Mr. Morine is moving his family into the old Purdin house.
A. Toole, the blacksmith, farmer, stock raiser, hotel keeper and general rustler, has been putting up a new picket fence around his hotel yard, and has also built a new house on one of his farms on the desert.
Miss Cora Brown visited Medford one day last week, and was accompanied home by E. L. Schermerhorn, Miss Myrtle Woodford and Miss Mamie Isaacs, of the "Hub." Miss Isaacs remained the guest of Miss Cora Brown for several days..
D. T. Erven and Robert Minter, secretary and president of the alliance, that meets every first and third Sunday of each month, at the Betz schoolhouse, were in town last Friday on business. They report having good meetings and encouraging prospects.
I saw in the Medford Mail that there were 150 head of beef steers recently shipped from Medford, but I wish to call your attention to the fact that those cattle were from Butte Creek; and we have hundreds more of the same kind on our extensive range.
Last Friday morning, as Mrs. T. E. Nichols was returning from the schoolhouse where she had been to take her two little girls, her horse became frightened and ran away, throwing her from the cart. The lady received no injuries except bruises and flesh wounds. The cart and harness was a complete wreck.
John Daley, one of our most prosperous and promising young men, was in Medford Saturday, accompanied by his wife. As usual the gentleman was up to his eyes in business (he did not forget your agent and the Medford Mail). From all appearances he was laying in quite a stock of supplies for winter use.
Herman Myers, who had been to Medford with a portion of that 150 head of beef cattle from Butte Creek, was doing business with Geo. Brown and son last Friday. His brother, Henry, also passed through town on his way from Medford with a load of furniture, and some of the curious ones (you know the men are never curious) are wondering what a bachelor is going to do with so much furniture. We will wait and see.
Mr. Yancey, the man who hauled Rev. Richard Fysh's household goods over to Lakeview, reports pleasant weather on the way over, but the day he reached Lakeview it commenced to rain and there was more or less rain all the way back. He took a horse from Mr. F. as part pay for the trip, and the first night out from Lakeview the horse died of spasmodic colic. Mr. Yancey's health improved greatly on the trip, and he speaks in high terms of that country. The friends of one of our M.D.'s have been talking of trying to persuade him to move to that locality, but Mr. Yancey says if he goes he will have to go to work, as everybody keeps well out there.
Mrs. Levi Murphy made a flying visit to Butte Creek friends last Friday, returning Saturday. She was the guest of Mrs. Howlett Friday night. The lady combined business with pleasure by bringing a load of luscious grapes to fill a demand on Butte Creek--as grapes are not a specialty here. Speaking of specialties, I see that your correspondent, "Irregular," of Talent, seems to think that we have no specialties here at Eagle Point, as he claims for the Wagner Creek country the credit of the blue ribbon in every line. Well, while we accord to him the credit of living in a very productive part of the county, but still we must protest against his claim to the "fattest babies and handsomest girls," for we can show fat babies with the world or any other country, and when it comes to the handsomest girls, I would say, why, there is Miss-----but I must not particularize, but am driven to the conclusion that "Irregular" is an old "batch." Why, come over, brother, and we will show you so many handsome girls that it would completely bewilder you.
Medford Mail, November 2, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Benton Abbeloos has rented the Howey place, on Little Butte.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Misses Sophia Simon and Selah Fryer were guests on Miss Iva Tucker Sunday.
Thos. Culbertson, of Klamath County, is in for supplies. He was in Medford Saturday.
W. H. Bradshaw has four big teams engaged in putting in wheat. He intends to sow five hundred acres this fall.
James Clark, of Yamhill County, and O. W. Bullard, of Walla Walla, Wash., were here last week looking for land to buy or rent.
I learned the other day that A. G. Johnston had leased his place to parties who contemplate erecting a new house thereon this fall.
A few of the young folks met at A. Pool's new house in Poolville last Friday night, and had a pleasant time dancing. Boyd Tucker furnished the music.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt, living on the Obenchain place in Big Butte district, stopped with us Thursday night of last week. They were on their way to Medford.
Wm. Marlow, living on Salt Creek, is ill with typhoid fever. Dr. W. B. Officer is in attendance. Mr. Marlow's wife is also ill, at the home of her parents, in Siskiyou County, Calif.
Arthur Nichols and wife left D. H. Miller's store in Medford with a new cook stove Saturday. Mrs. M. S. Woods and Mrs. C. Rader and daughter, Clara, were also trading in Medford last Saturday.
I am requested to say that Rev. Robert Ennis, of the Presbyterian church at Jacksonville, will preach at this place next Sunday, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. All members of that church are especially requested to be present at 11 a.m.
Last week I called on one of our prosperous farmers on Yankee Creek, and he told me he had concluded to raise apples instead of hogs. He is preparing to put out a large number of trees, of the Ben Davis variety--that is a move in the right direction.
One of our neighboring schoolgirls came near being hurt a short time ago, while riding horseback. Her horse took fright and ran, the saddle turned and she was thrown off. The horse ran at full speed for about a quarter of a mile, and was then stopped by a young man on horseback. No great damage was done.
Frank Lewis, who is one of our hustling farmers, broke his plow Saturday morning and had to go to Medford for a new shear. Your agent interviewed him on the way home, and as he wishes to know what is going on in this part of the county, the result of the interview was that he subscribed for the Mail.
We know that mistakes don't make hay stacks, or else our neighbor, M. S. Woods, would have hay to sell. A few nights ago he saw something which he thought was a dog, in mischief, so taking deliberate aim with his trusty rifle he fired, and lo! when he looked for his game he found he had put a ball through his wife's big soap kettle, and now he wants to advertise for someone to patch cast iron.
Halloween was appropriately celebrated here. There were two select parties, reported as complete successes, one of them being at Dr. Stanfield's and the other at J. J. Fryer's. During the night someone bent on mischief piled several cords of wood on the post office porch and built a fence around it with heavy plank, blocked the street in two places, barricaded the county bridge and the wire footbridge and raised Old Ned generally. I understand that Deputy District Attorney Stanfield is looking up evidence in the case of obstructing the county bridge and post office, with a view to bringing the young rascal to justice. The meanest trick of all was taking Prof. A. L. Haselton's horse out of the stable and tying the animal in the schoolhouse. The children said that the teacher, Prof. John Harvey, of Central Point, appeared awfully mad at first but soon got in a good humor.
Medford Mail, November 9, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Millie Howlett is visiting friends and relatives.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holmes visited relatives here last Sunday.
Miss Elsie Miller, of Ashland, is visiting relatives at this place.
George Potter, of Ashland, is a visitor in Eagle Point for a short time.
Wm. Potter of Ashland, and Jake Riley, of Antelope, have been on a hunting tour for a few days.
Frank Lewis has commenced to build a house on the tract of land he bought of Mrs. C. W. Taylor.
Born, Nov. 1, 1894, on the Harbeil place on Little Butte, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan, a daughter.
Three young men were seen in the lower part of Eagle Point, one day recently, taking a skiff to Brownsboro by water--a laborious undertaking.
There is talk of organizing a sewing circle in Eagle Point, for the purpose of assisting the needy, and helping some of the matrons who are crowded with their work.
A company of thirteen of the crust of the upper ten at Central Point attended the dance here, Saturday night, and the remainder of the select four hundred went to Tolo.
One of my special reporters gives information of one of the pleasantest little social hops that this place has known for some time, last Saturday night being the date of the event. Twenty-six numbers were sold, and Sunday morning was crowded very closely.
Sunday morning a drove of about one hundred and fifty head of beef cattle was started from our town, for Medford. They were gathered by the Nichols brothers, Matthews brothers, Rader brothers, Mr. Hoyt and others. The drove was a fine lot of cattle--and still our range is overrun with stock.
E. H. Lewis, one of the prospecting party of whom I spoke a short time ago, started to his mines last Saturday. He had some of the quartz examined by one of the Ashland experts, and he pronounced it of fine quality. They are sanguine of striking gold in large quantities. We wish them abundant success.
We have, in the line of religious services, either feast or famine. Some Sundays we have no preaching, but last Sunday Rev. Ennis, of Jacksonville, and a Catholic priest each conducted religious services, the former preaching both morning and evening; while next Sunday Rev. Kennedy will preach for us at 7 p.m. Rev. Kennedy will also preach at the Antelope church the same day, at 11 a.m.
Mrs. James Bell, the postmaster [sic] of Brownsboro, is reported to be in a very serious, if not critical condition. She cut her hand on a glass jar, and the poison from the glass took effect, causing such acute pain that lockjaw set in. The lady suffered for about a week before any medical aid was called in, and then Dr. Officer prescribed for the case, but the patient is in a very bad condition.
F. M. Mitchell reports that he has examined a cut that was washed out last winter on Frank Manning's place, in Flounce Rock precinct, the cut having been made by Mr. Manning digging a small ditch for the purpose of draining a lake on the top of a hill, and in less than two hours the force of the water cut a ditch fifty feet wide and one hundred feet deep. In the bottom of this ditch are the bodies of large trees which have been turned into pure charcoal of the finest quality. Mr. Mitchell has some specimens of this charcoal. The question arises, how did those trees burn, one hundred feet underground? Or was this part of the country once a solid mass of molten matter?
Medford Mail, November 16, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. J. A. Jones was in Medford last Friday on a trading expedition.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. A. M. Thomas is still making improvements on her place in Eagle Point.
Walker Lewis started to his father's mines on Evans Creek yesterday--Sunday.
Joseph Rader, of Butte Creek, was rushing around the streets of Medford Saturday.
Miss Phillips, of Leeds, was here the past week and spend several days visiting friends.
Delbert Terrell, of Little Butte, above Brownsboro was doing business in the Hub Saturday.
Wilbert Ashpole and his mother and Mrs. Geo Morine went to Medford last Friday on a business trip.
Mrs. Stickle, of Oakland, Douglas County, is stopping with her father-in-law, J. E. Stickle, at his place.
Dr. Parker, of Antelope, is going to move to Jacksonville, I understand, to live with his son-in-law, E. E. Smith.
Mrs. M. S. Woods, of Antelope Creek, took thirty-seven head of hogs to Medford Saturday. They averaged 218 pounds per head.
C. C. Pletcher is located in Medford fully equipped and qualified to do dentistry in a careful and scientific manner. Office in McAndrews block.
Miss Elsie Saltmarsh, of Sterling, has been over visiting her relatives, and Mrs. Saltmarsh also of Sterling has been visiting her father, A. Pool.
Since my last we have a number of land seekers here looking for homes, among them Geo. W. Love and son, of Ashland.
Geo. Wiley, the hustler, of Ashland, was the guest of Lon Tucker one day last week; the question arose in the mind of some of us old fogies what calls George there so much?
Mrs. Dr. W. W. Stanfield, who has been visiting friends and relatives in Ashland, returned last week and reports having had one of the most pleasant visits of the season.
Mrs. Nellie Terry Simpson, of Big Butte, who has been visiting friends in Phoenix and Medford, returned to Eagle Point. Saturday on her way home she stopped at Medford to procure her supplies in the dry goods line.
James Wiley, of Klamath County, who lived in this neighborhood for a number of years, and is spending the winter with his parents in Ashland, was visiting friends in our community last week. He received a cordial welcome.
The members of the dramatic club at this place are preparing to give an entertainment here about the 1st of next month, and from the experience of the past we anticipate a splendid time, as we have some fine performers here.
George Morine, one of our leading mechanics, was out in the woods one day last week with his faithful dog, without a gun, and the dog jumped up a bear and the dog and bear had it up and down and finally George ran in and used his knife on bruin and succeeded in killing him.
Last Thursday as I was on my way to the Meadows I met Revs. Dr. Kahler and J. T. Jones, presiding elder of this district. The latter was taken sick near Fort Klamath and as life was despaired of, with the surroundings, it was thought best to bring him in to his family, at Grants Pass. At last accounts he was improving a little.
As announced in the Mail last week there was to be preaching at the Antelope church at 11 o'clock a.m. and at Eagle Point at 7 p.m. by Rev. Kennedy, but owing to his being called off to attend a funeral at Galls Creek, Rev. Fred Downing came in his place. At Antelope the congregation was small, but at Eagle Point the school house was crowded. Rev. Downing preached two evening sermons however. The arrangement was made at Antelope to discontinue the appointment at that place and have Mr. Kennedy preach the third Sunday at Eagle Point at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., at 2:30 p.m. at the Mound school house the same day.
A man by the name of Bagley, an insurance agent, has been here taking a plat of our town and a diagram of the surrounding country, and among the thinking ones there seems to be an idea that there is something more than a mere gratification of a whim, especially when there is so much talk about railroads. Speaking of railroads, I understand that some of the representatives of a railroad company have been viewing out a route on the north side of Rogue River and some are afraid that the railroad will leave us entirely, while others think that it is merely a bluff to bring us to time in the way of a liberal bonus, but we will be satisfied if we can get a railroad running through the valley to anywhere so we can have an outlet and not be under the complete control of the S.P. Co., but still we would like most awful well to have a railroad run through our little valley, and as an evidence when Mr. Gresham, et al. were here and presented the matter to our people they subscribed very liberally in land, money, etc.
Medford Mail, November 23, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.I see that Mr. McNeil has erected for himself a neat barn on his place, just above out town.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. J. E. Stickle and Miss Gladius Fryer went to Forest Creek last Saturday, on a short visit.
Dannie Simon gave a birthday dinner Sunday to some of his young friends. They report having had a jolly good time.
Porter Robinett, who has been in Siskiyou County, California, for some time, returned last week to the parental roof.
Wm. Chambers and wife, of Big Butte, have been visiting friends in the valley. Last Saturday night they spent with Mrs. A. M.Thomas.
Mr. Vermeren, the gentleman who has rented the A. G. Johnston place, expects his family from the Willamette Valley tomorrow (Tuesday).
Mrs. A. M. Thomas has rented ten acres of land on the Wm. Wiley place, of Lon Tucker, and her son Charles is plowing it now to put in grain for hay.
C. C. Pletcher is located in Medford fully equipped and qualified to do dentistry in a careful and scientific manner. Office in McAndrews block.
Some young folks of your city, while coming from Lake Creek, had the misfortune to break their vehicle and borrowed a rope from John Williscroft, which he wishes them to return. "A word to the wise is sufficient."
Several young people met at Geo. Brown's Sunday night and enjoyed a very pleasant time. A special feature of the occasion was some pleasant music. Mr. Brown's family know just how to entertain company.
It is expected that our school will close on Friday, Nov. 30th. Some of the patrons of the school desire to have a lady teacher teach the rest of the winter, as the law requires that all the money shall be used up and there is considerable left after paying the present incumbent.
A little social party was given at Mrs. A. M. Thomas' residence, last Friday night, in honor of her guest, Miss Anna Grisey, of Siskiyou County, California, who is visiting our valley in quest of health, and from appearances the lady is in a fair way to secure the coveted boon, for in conversation with her she incidentally remarked that she had gained twenty-five pounds in a sojourn of seven weeks.
WHAT I SAW BY THE WAYSIDE.In making a business trip through Eagle Point up to the Hoyt brother's place, I caught several items of interest to your readers that I will give as they appear on my notebook. First, I saw a young couple holding a picket fence up, one on each side, and I kindly admonished them to be careful, as Mr. Pool, of the Eagle Hotel, had to go to the expense of procuring new pickets for his fence, on account of the young folks nibbling the ends off the old pickets while holding up the fence the same way.
Next I saw a change in the arrangement of the residence of B. F. Inlow, and learned that Dr. W. B. Officer and S. B. Holmes had rented a portion of the house and were fitting up an office for the doctor and sleeping apartments for the two bachelors, but some of the would-be wise ones of our community seem to be of the opinion that one of the two is thinking seriously of taking himself a housekeeper; some say one and some the other, but time will prove all things.
The next item of interest was that Frank Lewis had got his house up so that it could be seen for a long distance. He thinks he will be able to move his family into it by Thanksgiving day.
Then came the meeting of two young ladies who had been visiting the Hoyt brothers that afternoon. These gentlemen are very popular. The young ladies had been taking lessons in agriculture, alternating holding the plow and driving the team. There is nothing like being practical. The Hoyt brothers are rustlers from the "nobs." They rented the Peter Britt place and have it all in grain, already for the winter rains.
Medford Mail, November 30, 1894, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Rev. Robert Ennis will preach at Eagle Point next Sunday, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Thomas Coy is a hustler and one who believes in improving his home, consequently he is building an addition to his house.
Chas. Holmes, of Ashland precinct, came out Saturday to see his father-in-law, and returned Sunday accompanied by his sister-in-law, Miss Iva Tucker.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reynolds, on Butte Creek, Nov. 30, 1894, an eight-pound girl. The happy couple have our best wishes, and if it was a boy we would give it a name.
We have heard of big babies, red apples, etc., but Butte Creek against the Rogue River Valley for big hogs. George Givens recently killed a hog that dressed five hundred and thirty pounds net. How is that for a pig?
There was a social dance given at the residence of Wm. Higinbotham on last Saturday night. Ben Higinbotham's boys were out from Big Butte. Those who attended report that a pleasant time was had.
Lonnie Bolle, who has been living on Antelope Creek, has leased his farm to Carl Stanley. Mr. S. has moved on the place, and his sister, Mrs. Rachel Rader, is keeping house for him. Mr. B. has moved to Evans Creek.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey, in Eagle Point, Dec. 2, 1894, a ten-pound girl. The mother and child are getting along nicely, but it is feared that Jack will have to go to the--poor house. Later: Jack seems to be O. K. this morning--Dec. 3rd.
John Young, our efficient road superintendent, has been doing some good work on our roads and our accommodating mail carrier is correspondingly happy. Some would-be wise ones object to the way in which Mr. Young repairs the roads, but nevertheless he is decidedly the best material we have in this neighborhood for supervisor.
A few days ago a little son of Mr. Marlow, of Salt Creek, was sent on an errand and became bewildered and finally lost. The lad was out all night and was found in the road the next morning by Wat Hurst. The boy, who was only about eight years of age, said that he was lost, but the man rode on without rendering any assistance. He also stated that he and his dog slept together under a pine tree. He did not seem to have been at all frightened.
The past week has been one of good dinners in Eagle Point. Last Monday Mrs. Howlett gave a dinner to some of her friends and we had a very enjoyable time. Thanksgiving day there were several dinner parties given. Your correspondent and family, by special invitation, took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance, in their happy home. Although they are both past their "three score years and ten," they both enjoy company, and know how to entertain their guests; as for the dinner it was par excellence. Mrs. Tool, mine hostess of the Eagle Point Hotel, gave a dinner as an evidence of thankfulness. Those who were present report a very pleasant time. Mrs. A. L. Haselton also gave a dinner to some of her friends, and one of my reporters who was there states that the guests were unanimous in their praise of the excellent dinner and the pleasant social time in which they participated. In fact, Prof. Haselton and wife are capable of so entertaining company as to make all hands enjoy themselves. Speaking of Prof. Haselton reminds me that I unintentionally omitted to state in my last communication that he had closed his school at Brownsboro, on the 23rd of last month.
As announced in my last letter, our school closed last week. I stated that it would close on Friday, but owing to Thanksgiving day being a holiday and our teacher, Prof. John Harvey, attending the teachers' institute, two days were lost. And right here let me remark that there is a large amount of "kicking" being done, in the rural districts, against the custom of hiring a teacher, at a salary of from two to three dollars a day, and then have him draw pay from the children's money for every holiday and every day he attends the teachers' institute, including the time occupied in going and coming. If these institutes are designed to better prepare the teachers to do their work, who should the children have to pay for the teacher's time while he is fitting himself for that work? Otherwise, why not be more liberal and pay him for all the time he has spent--or misspent--in preparing himself for the work? There seems to be something wrong somewhere. To illustrate this matter, suppose that I hire out to a school director, to saw wood, and I want to "lay off" on Thanksgiving day or attend the institute, my pay stops when the work stops. Now why should a man, because paid out of the funds set aside for the benefit of the children, be allowed pay for the time he does not work, any more than the man that saws wood for the school house.
Medford Mail, December 7, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Arthur Morrison, of Talent, came down last Tuesday, on a business visit.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
T. J. Howard has moved into the house formerly occupied by George Morine--the old Dr. Whitney place.
John Nichols, one of our rustling farmers and stock men, was doing business last week with A. J. Florey.
Mr. Bellows, a young man residing on Rogue River, interviewed our notary public, A. J. Florey, a few days ago.
Last week Monday the daily stage coach from Central Point to this place was loaded down with passengers and baggage.
Jerry Heckathorn, while cutting up a porker a few days ago, let the knife slip, and the result is he is now nursing a sick hand.
Mrs. Chauncey Nye, of Prospect, who has been here for a few weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Florey, expects to return home this week.
Messrs. Richards and Dewey, two Englishmen who went back to England from here a short time age, write that they got through all right, but had a very rough voyage.
A young man by the name of Kelly, who is working for M. S. Woods, but resides on Antelope Creek, was here Sunday seeking medical attendance for what appears to be erysipelas.
One of the young Mr. Hutchins who formally lived on the upper Little Butte Creek passed through Eagle Point last week, on his way to his old home. A man by the name of Alney also passed through on a business trip.
Charley Barney, Mr. Milligan and two other gentlemen, whose names I did not learn, have returned from a few days' hunting and prospecting trip. Another party of hunters passed through here a few days ago, but I did not find out who they were.
Dr. W. B. Officer reports a case of diphtheria in the family of N. A. Young, the youngest daughter, Miss Clara, being afflicted with that dreaded disease. None of the other members of the family contracted the disease, as they used preventatives in time. At last accounts the patient was considered out of danger.
T. J. Howard's little daughter net with a very severe and painful accident a few days ago. Her mother attempted to take up a teapot of boiling tea, which burned her hand and she dropped it, the contents running over the face and neck of the little girl and scalding her severely. Dr. Officer, the attending physician, thinks her eyes are not seriously injured, and the child is now doing as well as could be expected.
Jos. Wilson, the Eagle Point pharmacist, who has been away for several weeks attending to the wants of his stepfather, Mr. Grimsley, the old gentleman who was thrown from a wagon and seriously injured a few weeks ago, has returned to his post in the store and is now greeting his old friends and customers. Mr. W. states that his stepfather is in a fair way to recover, although the case has been so critical as to require the attendance of three physicians.
The season for our social parties has arrived, and the ball was put in motion last week Wednesday, by Mrs. J. E. Stickle, who gave a carpet-rag-tacking party. A number of invited guests, mostly old ladies, met at her residence and passed the day very pleasantly. On last Friday night Mrs. Stickle concluded to commemorate her half-brother's birthday, so just at night she dispatched Boyd Tucker with invitations to most of the young folks in our town to come and have a candy pulling, and dispatched "Jo" to "Florey's" for sugar to make the candy. A little after dark the guests had arrived and the fun commenced. They enjoyed themselves until a late hour, and then wended their way home. No doubt those who attended will look forward with some interest to December 14, 1895.
B. B. Hubbard, who left here some two months ago for Flowerville, Michigan, has written letters to friends here, in which he says: "As soon as I crossed the Rocky Mountains I left everything of the vegetable line that showed any signs of life, for everything was dead and dried up, and the people showed the unmistakable evidence of poverty and distress"--showing the contrast between Jackson County, Oregon, and the older states--he says: "I stopped off in Kansas to see an old acquaintance, and had hardly stepped on the depot platform before I met a young cyclone, and it kept growing worse. Here in Flowerville, Michigan, poverty and want stares us in the face on every hand--the crops are so short that it will be hard for the people to live until next harvest." But still I read yesterday, in a paper published in England, a letter written by one Elliott O'Donnell, an Englishman who came here last summer and worked for his board, in which letter he says the "Oregon in the poorest state in the Union and the soil of Jackson County is almost worthless, as it is so combined with 'sticky mud.'" And still, although I am not in favor of booming this section, I believe that the state of Oregon, and especially Jackson County, will compare favorably with any other in the Union, for where in all the civilized world can we find a country where people can live so easily as in Jackson County? If we had the railroad facilities that they have in some of the older states, we could live like princes in their palaces.
Medford Mail, December 21, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Geo. Givens is quite ill.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
F. B. Inlow has been spending a few days in Talent.
Prof. A. L. Haselton is confined to his bed with rheumatism.
The B.C.R.F. mill company have been putting battening on the store room.
Miss Wyland, of Climax, is in Eagle Point visiting her sister, Mrs. John Daley.
J. J. Fryer, wife and daughter, Miss Gladius, were in Medford a few days ago.
Hon. Chauncey Nye, of Prospect, was here last week visiting his son-in-law, A. J. Florey.
Some of out citizens have caught the hauling gravel fever from John Young, and are graveling Main Street.
Jerry Heckathorn had the misfortune to lose his watch last week, on the road between this place and Medford.
Miss Emma Perry, who has been visiting the family of Mr. Hoyt, on Big Butte, for a few weeks past, returned to Eagle Point last Friday.
Wm. Chambers and wife passed through town Monday morning. Mrs. C. was on her way to Grants Pass to see her daughter, who is ill at that place.
A little boy by the name of Earl Taylor was kicked on the leg by a horse, a few hours previous to this writing. How serious the injury is, is not yet known.
Born, December 19, 1894, in Brownsboro, to Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, a daughter. Mrs. Bell was afflicted with lockjaw a short time ago, but I am glad to be able to say that she is getting along very nicely.
Mr. Rayborn has rented Mr. Storey's farm and Mr. S. has returned to England. Speaking of England, I may next week have something more to say regarding that O'Donnell letter to which I referred last week.
On Sunday Miss Etha Griffith, who has been living in Sisson, California, for some time, arrived at this place on a few weeks' visit to her mother. She stopped off at Ashland and visited friends there for a few days. Her many friends here give her a cordial welcome.
The wire footbridge across Butte Creek at this place gave way last week, one of the posts having rotted off, causing one of the main wires to give way, but fortunately no one was injured. The break was immediately repaired and now the bridge is O.K.
That irrepressible "Jack" Florey has hauled gravel and made an excellent crossway from his store to the opposite side of the street. If a few loads were dumped between Jack's store and Stickle's blacksmith shop, it would be a great benefit to persons passing on that side of the street.
John Young, our efficient road supervisor, finished up his road work last Thursday. It is a conceded fact that Mr. Young is the best supervisor we have had for thirty years. It is a subject of general remark that the roads in this district are the best in the county. However, there are a few chronic grumblers who find fault, but they are aspirants for Mr. Young's office--and are totally unfit for the position.
Mr. Combs, president of the Eldrianna company, passed through Eagle Point last week, going to and from the prospective city. There is considerable talk of another colony being started on Big Butte the coming spring. A gentleman has settled on a tract of government land at the head of Axletree Gulch. I understand that he expects to have about thirty families come on from Washington in the spring and locate in that vicinity.
Last Saturday Sheriff Patterson came out with a warrant for the arrest of Mrs. A. McNeil, for the crime of shoplifting in Medford. The lady is to appear in Medford today (Monday), for an examination. It seems a singular circumstance that a woman of her standing in the community should be charged with the crime of theft. She has lived in this vicinity all her life and has always sustained a reputation for honesty and uprightness. As she is of good family, the entire community sympathizes with them in this sad case, and hope that she may be able to exonerate herself from all censure.
Last week was rather a memorable one in M. S. Wood's family. On Monday Mrs. John Smith was visiting in the family, with her children, and after being there a few hours Mrs. Smith's baby, about fourteen months old, fell into a tub of water and when recovered was almost drowned. On Tuesday her daughter, Mamie, while cutting up a squash, with a hatchet, cut two of her fingers, one of them very severely. And on Wednesday Mrs. Woods let a cup of hot tea fall, the contents going in her sleeve, burning her arm badly.
A short time ago I spoke of the necessity of some plan being adopted so that business men of Medford could better accommodate the crowd of customers that throng that city, and last Saturday I was convinced more than ever of the necessity for some such arrangement. During the few hours I was in the city I saw and recognized a host of people from different parts of the county; for instance there were half a dozen from Sams Valley proper, some from upper Sams Valley, quite a number from The Meadows, several from Yankee Creek, and from this place R. A. Potter, J. A. Jonas, Mrs. A. M. Thomas and her son Charles, Boyd Tucker, Mrs. M. S. Woods and her daughter Mamie, D. P. and Green Matthews, John Ashpole, Thomas Kelly and Mrs. Howlett, all intent upon buying themselves rich.
Medford Mail, December 28, 1894, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.The dance given on Christmas Eve, at this place, is reported as a very pleasant affair.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Quite a number of our young people attended the entertainment at Central Point last Saturday night.
Chas. Morine, of Tolo, was here Monday visiting his brother, George, and expects to leave for Arizona in a few days.
Miss Millie Howlett came out from Medford Sunday morning, to attend a birthday party that will be duly reported next week.
Last week the heirs of Jackson Rader executed a deed to Mrs. Mary Pool of 120 acres of land, as her portion of the real estate left by her father.
Rev. E. E. Phipps, formerly pastor of the M.E. church in Medford, is stopping with Charley Carney and has his team there, being unable to move his hay at present.
Dr. Officer was recently called to attend Mrs. Gordon, living on Rogue River, below Flounce Rock. A letter received from the lady's husband states that she is improving rapidly.
Fred. Downing, of Little Butte, paid Eagle Point a visit last week. He was accompanied by his daughter, who was on her way home from Massachusetts, having been attending school in that state.
Old Mr. Watkins is suffering with intermittent fever, and is in a precarious condition, but Dr. Officer, the attending physician, thinks that with proper care he may recover, notwithstanding his old age.
On Christmas there were several little social gatherings in this vicinity. Among these was a family reunion as Geo. Brown's. Wm. Holmes and family came out from Central Point to participate in the pleasures of the occasion. There were also several little dancing parties on that day.
Miss Daisy Stanfield narrowly missed meeting with a serious accident last Friday. She had called, in company with her sister, Miss Grace, on Mrs. Howlett, and as she was going to her horse, the melted snow having made the ground slippery, she slipped and fell but fortunately was not hurt seriously.
Our community was very agreeably surprised last Wednesday night by the arrival of Miss Minnie Duval and her sister, Miss Grace Stanfield. The young folks gave them a reception and candy pulling Friday night, at the Eagle Hotel. Our informant states that a "way-up" time was had. Although the party was gotten up on the spur of the moment, there was a good-sized crowd present.
Earl Taylor, the boy who was kicked by a horse, was injured more seriously than was first supposed. Upon examination it was found that the main bone of the left leg was broken just below the knee and also badly splintered. Dr. Officer attended the unfortunate lad and, placing him under the influence of chloroform, reduced the fracture. This boy is now getting along very well, considering the severity of the injury.
Some time ago I announced the arrival at the Eagle Hotel of two men by the names of Brown and Bronson, representing themselves as agents of an insurance company in Newark, N.J. They stopped at the hotel for some time, remarking that business was dull and that they could board there about as cheap as anywhere--but they have gone and now Mr. Pool, the landlord, is consoling himself with the thought that they were in debt to him only fifteen dollars when they left.
Mrs. A. M. Thomas gave a Christmas dinner to a few friends. We might name it an old folks' party, as there were nine persons present whose ages averaged sixty-three years. They were: John Lewis and wife, aged 73 and 68--well, I won't give the ages of the rest, for we might want to marry again--J. J. Fryer and wife, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, Mrs. Howlett and myself. Quite a number of younger persons were present, some of them married and a few that may be in the course of time. It was one of the most pleasant social gatherings of the season. The dinner was one of the finest it has been my privilege to partake of in several years. In fact I believe the Butte Creek country contains some of the best cooks in the county. While we were all together Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis related their experiences in the flood of '61-'62, in the Willamette Valley, which I may write up for the Medford Mail in the near future, as it is one of the most thrilling incidents in a lifetime.
My suggestion with regard to the inconvenience of attending to business in Medford, on account of the rush and jam, is causing the agitation of another subject, to wit: The laying out, opening and preparing a new road from here to Medford. In the summer we have a good enough road, but in the winter the scales are turned, for we then have a solid stretch of sticky mud for two and a half miles--from the desert through the Ish lane, one and a half miles, that is now impassable on horseback, and from the southern terminus of that lane to the northern end of the Pruett lane, one mile; and now the talk is that we must have a road commencing at or near Wm. Gregory's gate, running south to enter the Pruett lane, thereby saving at least a mile of sticky mud. The talk is this section is that if the business men of Medford expect to hold our trade, they must provide a way for us to get to Medford at all seasons of the year. As it is now, we are forced to go through fields and pastures, laying down fences and opening gates--or else go by Central Point, through that horrible lane between the Constant and Wrisley places on the one side and the Olwell orchard on the other. If we go through Central Point the merchants there will surely offer some inducements to have us stop and just look at their goods and prices--and you can guess the result. It is to the interest of the business men of Central Point to throw all their influence in favor of improving the road from Eagle Point to that place, and not improve the road to Medford; so your business men should be on the watch or they may lose a large trade from Sams Valley, Rogue River, Big and Little Butte creeks, Antelope Creek, Yankee Creek and a big portion of Big Sticky and the desert.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Minnie Duval paid Medford a business visit last Saturday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
James Howard, of Ashland, is here visiting his brother, J. T. Howard.
The Rader brothers are feeding over 100 head of cattle and are still gathering more.
Freeland Caton, who has been in Montana for the past four years, returned to the parental roof last week.
The Gold Hill band gave an entertainment and dance New Year's night, which drew quite a crowd of pleasure-seekers.
On New Year's Day quite a number of guests partook of a sumptuous dinner and the day was spent as pleasantly as one could wish.
J. W. Smith, of Big Sticky, was in town last Saturday to see Dr. Stanfield, his family physician. Mr. Smith reports his family convalescent.
Our new teacher, Miss White, opened school Monday morning with attendance of thirty-three pupils. The lady is making a very favorable impression.
Mrs. C. W. Taylor, who has been in British Columbia for some time past, returned home last week. Her many friends extend a cordial welcome and are pleased to learn that her health is greatly improved.
Word has been received announcing the death of Mrs. John Crump, which occurred December 22, 1894, in Whatcom County, Washington. Deceased is a granddaughter of old Mr. Grimsley, of this place, and for some time lived near Eagle Point.
The death of Mrs. John Schneider has already been mentioned in the Mail, but in connection with that announcement I wish to state that while attending the funeral I learned that arrangements had been made for the three younger children to be taken charge of by friends, where they could have the care and attention that children of that age need, namely, the tender care of the fair sex.
Saturday was a lively day in Eagle Point. As an evidence of that fact let me relate that about noon I commenced to circulate a petition, asking the county court to appoint John Young, the present road supervisor of this district, for the same office for the ensuing year; while in A. J. Florey's store--[in] less than an hour's time--I secured seventeen names and while in town obtained ten more names.
The sport-loving people of this vicinity were entertained on New Year's Day by horse racing. A purse of fifteen dollars was made up, the winner of the race to draw two-thirds of the purse, the second to receive the remainder. Four saddle horses were entered. "Wig" Ashpole took first prize and John Daley second. After this race was over a small prize was offered for a pony race--distance two hundred yards, the best three in five heats.
Last Monday week was passed at our residence, that date being Mrs. Howlett's birthday. We had previously invited a number of friends to meet with us on this occasion, and in spite of the rain and mud twenty-one persons were present. Mrs. H. had two quilts in the frames ready for quilting, and the ladies went to work on these with a vim--those who could not quilt sewing carpet rags in the meanwhile. But the fun proper did not commence until after dark, when a large kettle of candy was ready to pull. As we were engaged in this pleasing occupation the hours flew by so swiftly that no one realized how near at hand was the close of the old year until Miss Millie Howlett wished them all a "Happy New Year." Soon after the guests began to disperse, after expressions of delight at the amount of pleasure they had enjoyed.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Elizabeth Simons and her son, Dennie, paid Medford a visit this week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Ben Abberloos, one of our thriving farmers, took a load of fat hogs to the Southern Oregon Packing Company, in Medford, Monday.
John Daley, I understand, has moved to some place in Josephine County. At any rate, his house is vacated and his presence is greatly missed from our community.
Uncle Johnnie Lewis met with quite a serious accident one day last week. He was whitewashing the ceiling of his house when some of the lime splashed into one of his eyes, and at last reports he was suffering considerably with it.
There was a very pleasant social gathering given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Morine last Friday evening--being a partial reunion of the Morine family. Those who attended report having had a most enjoyable time.
There was a social dance given at Mr. Owen's on the edge of the desert Thursday evening. About thirteen young ladies and gentlemen were present and everything passed off pleasantly. There was also a dance at M. S. Woods' Friday night.
In spite of the heavy storms and mud, I witnessed on the streets in Medford Saturday quite a number of our citizens from this neighborhood. Among whom were J. A. Jones, one of our leading teachers; Miss Etta Griffith, recently from Sisson; Boyd Tucker, one of our chief musicians and Ben Abberloos, who was negotiating with the Southern Oregon Packing Company for the delivery of a lot of fine hogs.
I had the pleasure of visiting our schools twice last week and was highly pleased in the manner which Miss White, the teacher, starts off with her first term of school. She has the faculty of drawing from others what they know and imparting to them new ideas of her own, equal to many of the old veterans in the school work. Speaking of the school work, I raised a cyclone in a nutshell in that time I wrote about teachers drawing pay for the time they spend in the holidays, attending institutes, etc. On being accosted by an advocate of the present regime on the streets of Medford last Saturday, I suggested to him that someone answer through the columns of the Mail, as there is always two sides to every question, and let the subject be ventilated.
Medford Mail, January 18, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Lin. Clemens was the guest of the Rader family last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Born, January 18, 1895, to Mr and Mrs. Charles Taylor, a daughter.
J. N. Thomas, of Siskiyou County, Calif., is here visiting his son, Charles.
Dr. W. B. Officer reports Mrs. Charles Vinson quite ill, and also Mr. Morgan's infant.
George and John Daley have gone to Applegate, to look after mining interests there.
Saturday was a lively day in Eagle Point, there being a shooting match (for turkeys) and horse racing.
E. Dahack and wife, of British Columbia, passed through town last week, on their way to the home of the gentleman's parents, for a visit.
Rev. Kennedy failed to fill his appointment at this place last Sunday, but those present spent an hour, both morning and evening, in singing.
D. P. Matthews is feeding about 130 head of cattle at his home place, as well as a large number at other places. The Rader brothers are also feeding a large number.
Mr. Hunt, of Ashland and a leading stock raiser of the valley, was at this place last week, looking after his stock interests. He states that, notwithstanding the remarkable fine winter, stock is looking poorly.
Adelbert Apger, while putting a backlog in the fireplace a few days ago, crushed one finger so severely that it was feared lockjaw would set in. His sister, Maria, also met with a painful accident while assisting him. A sharp stick struck her in the face, cutting a deep gash.
Tuesday of last week a company of eleven gentlemen and eleven ladies met at the Eagle Point Hotel to enjoy a candy-pulling. After a space of time devoted to this pleasant occupation, the party repaired to the hall and spent a few hours tripping the light fantastic toe.
J. H. Caton, of Rogue River, was in town Thursday, in company with O. L. Walden and Henry Ireland. While in Eagle Point they had a private interview with our correspondent, which resulted in my visiting Mr. Walden's family, on the Reese place, the next day, and united in marriage Mr. Henry Ireland and Miss Olive E. Walden. The wedding was strictly private, only members of the family being present. After the ceremony we partook of a most excellent dinner.
I recently visited O. L. Walden, who lately arrived in this locality with his family, from Kansas. During my visit Mr. W. took me into his broom factory, where he manufactures a superior quality of brooms. He raises his broom corn, and says that though some say good broom corn cannot be grown in this country, he has raised as good a quality of that article here as he ever saw in the old states. By the way, Mr. Walden will be a reader of the Medford Mail for the next year.
Last Thursday night, January 17th, a surprise party was given J. J. Fryer and family. The party numbered thirty-two. Boyd Tucker furnished excellent violin music, and as he was accompanied with the organ with Miss Lottie Brown, Miss Mattie Taylor, Miss Alice Morine or Mrs. Minnie Duval to manipulate the keys, you may rest assured that the music was fine. J. E. Stickle also played a few selections on the violin, in a very creditable manner. The organ was then removed to the spacious parlor and a social dance was indulged in. Games and social converse were also features of the occasion. This party was decided the crowning one of the season.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Henry Myers [Henry Maury?] is quite ill with pneumonia. Dr. Officer is in attendance.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Quite a number of young men are cutting wood on the Rader farm.
David Hendry, living on Reese Creek, was purchasing supplies in Eagle Point one day last week.
Jack Wrisley, of Big Butte, passed through Eagle Point one day recently, on his way to Medford.
James Pew, who recently narrowly escaped having his neck broken as a result of his team running away, was in town last week, inquiring at the drug store for something to relieve his stiff neck.
F. W. Michael, formerly mail contractor on the route from this place to Leeds, visited the latter place last week and reports everything lovely--very little snow and the outlook encouraging.
Rev. Bryant, pastor of the M.E. Church South, in Medford, is holding a protracted meeting at his place. He preached Saturday evening and Sunday morning and evening. He was well received.
Mike Hanley, Dick Slinger, Frank Bybee and Henry Peck, who have been gathering stock, were at the Eagle Hotel one day last week. The general report is that stock on the range is looking poorly.
Miss Millie Howlett returned to the parental roof Thursday of last week to recuperate from a slight illness. (She says: "Don't say I am ill, for it might injure Medford.") She applied to Dr. Stanfield and is perceptibly better.
Much interest is being taken in our school. Miss White, our young lady teacher, will make a success. She is weeding out some of the unruly element, and the children seem to like her very much. With experience she will become a leader in her profession.
During the past week there were two socials. One of these was at John Ashpole's, a pleasant evening being spent. A dance was given at Mr. Morgan's residence, forty-five persons being present. Boyd Tucker furnished the music. A pleasant time is reported.
R. Rawson, who is engaged in locating family in the foothills on the south side of Big Butte Creek, passed through town last week on his way to the "Hub." He reports having located two families and expects to locate twenty-five or thirty others during the winter and spring.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Nichols is quite indisposed, we are sorry to say.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Bird Heckathorn of Sterling is the guest of Mrs. Ann M. Thomas.
Will Taggart and Jack Goodlow of Leeds paid Eagle Point a visit a short time ago.
Mrs. Nellie Perry Simpson left here on the stage Friday with her two children for Climax, Wash.
Vol. Stickle of Sterling, brother of our leading blacksmith, J. E. Stickle, is here visiting his brother.
Quite a number of our farmers are plowing and sowing grain during this cold spell in spite of the ice.
Miss Lottie Brown visited her sisters, Mrs. W. H. Holmes and Miss Cora, in Central Point last week.
Dr. Officer left here on Mr. Grieve's mule stage line for Medford, and some say that his objective point is Portland, to be absent a few days.
Mrs. Thomas E. Nichols was in our town Friday visiting the family of John Ashpole. We are glad to state that her father is greatly improved.
John Inlow put in an appearance at church last night. He has been living at Monmouth for the past few years, and is one of the young men that was raised here.
Ben Abloose came near having his eye put out one day last week by a sled turning over and throwing him out on to a sharp stick, cutting an ugly gash just below his left eye.
Please announce that Rev. Ennis of Jacksonville, or Rev. S. S. Caldwell, the Sunday school man of the Presbyterian church, will preach here next Sunday morning and evening.
Mrs. Helen Felton, widowed sister of the Mitchell brothers, is expected to be here soon to spend the summer among her friends and relatives. She is said to be very wealthy.
Eli Dahack and wife and Frank Nichols came out from Central Point on the stage Saturday. Frank is attending school in Central Point and makes a very favorable report.
John Ashpole, our whole-souled gentleman, granger and stock-raiser, has been improving his time during the cold snap by preparing wood for next winter. John has muscle as well as brains and can use them when necessary.
Some of your readers are wondering how it is that you can get 72 new subscribers in 29 days these hard times. But all we have to do is show them the Mail and the price and the thing is explained. I asked one of the new subscribers Saturday how he liked the Mail, and his answer was, "O splendid! It's got to be the best paper in the county--worth all the rest."
I am glad to note that you are still agitating in the Mail the subject of an outlet from here to your city--the Hub, where we all trade, or at least, all want to. We now have to plod through mud, mire and private fields to get there. I wish to say to your business men that unless they get a move on themselves before another winter they will lose thousands of dollars' worth of trade.
Mrs. V. Miller of Brownsboro and her son John A. were in Eagle Point Saturday transacting business with our efficient and accommodating merchants and notary public, J. A. Florey. Mrs. Miller had deeds made out to John A. Miller for 14 acres of land in Brownsboro, consideration $500, and a one-half acre lot to Thomas Baldwin, and a lot in Medford to A. L. Smith of Ashland. We did not learn the amount paid in the last two deals.
As announced by my last Rev. J. W. Bryant, pastor of the M.E. Church South, on this circuit commenced a protracted meeting a week ago and continued it all the week and is still in progress. Friday he had to go to his family in Medford and consequently requested me to fill his appointments during his brief absence--Friday and Saturday nights. Both nights the school house was filled, the singing was excellent and the sermon worse which occupied about thirty minutes, and the behavior was without doubt as good as the most fastidious could desire. Some say that the youngsters of Eagle Point are unruly, but I wish to record the fact that their conduct was par excellent the two nights while I occupied the pulpit, and always has been whenever I preach there. On Sunday night Bro. Bryant came and preached a very good sermon to a crowded house.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs Vol. Stickle came out on Mr. Grieve's stage Saturday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Last Thursday night there was a candy pulling at J. E. Stickle's.
Joseph Rader, J. A. Jonas and R. A. Potter visited the Hub Saturday.
Miss Alice Morine, while arranging flowers on a flower stand, fell and hurt herself quite badly.
Mrs. W. H. Holmes came over from Central Point to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, Saturday.
Our protracted meeting closed Tuesday night. There was no perceptible move made, but some interest manifested.
From some cause unknown to us our Presbyterian minister failed to make his appearance here Sunday, so the congregation was greatly disappointed.
Fred Chaffee, of the Meadows, took dinner with your correspondent Wednesday. He was looking after his stock interest. Fred is a wide-awake young man.
Miss Cora Brown, our organist, has been spending some time visiting her sister, Mrs. W. H. Holmes, of Central Point, and while there is taking the advantage of circumstances and taking lessons in the art of elocution. She came over to our town Tuesday, accompanied by Miss Lee, and spent the night with her parents.
Last Saturday a week ago while Fred Mitchell was carrying the mail from Climax to this place he discovered three coons. Dismounting, he played the part of a dog and soon put one of the ring-tailed "varmints" up a tree. The result was he had a package to bring home without a government stamp on it--a coon skin.
We have heard of precocious youths all of our lives, but the most remarkable one I have yet discovered is the infant son of Geo. and Francis Garret, aged two years and six months. He knows all the letters of the alphabet and can name them wherever he sees them. His father bought him a picture book as a plaything, but he does not seem to care for the pictures but readily learned all of the letters. Who can beat it?
The Central Point Dramatic Club favored us with an entertainment here Saturday night, giving us the drama "Ten Nights in a Bar Room." There was a full house and the most perfect order prevailed during the entire performance. It will not do for me to personify, but while the drunkard's child was performing her part there was breathless silence that was almost unbearable--little Isabel Whitman will be remembered in years to come by the throng that listened for every whisper. The entire performance reflects credit upon the members of the club.
Last Tuesday one of J. W. Att, of Medford, stopped overnight with "Charley" Linksweiler and in the morning to his horror and dismay discovered that the hind wheels of his hack had been removed. He repaired at once to Dr. W. W. Stanfield, the deputy district attorney, for a search warrant and a warrant for the arrest of someone for the larceny of his wheels, but as he could not think the evidence sufficiently strong enough to justify the issuing of a warrant of arrest, Mr. Att procured a hack and went on his way to Medford. What the outcome will be remains to be seen.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Geo Givens, of Rogue River, was in town a few days ago.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
A. J. Daley is preparing to erect a building over his hay scales.
Rev. A. J. Daley is announced to preach here next Sunday, at 7 o'clock p.m.
John Smith's child is reported to be very ill. Dr. Officer is the attending physician.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Simon visited Eagle Point friends and relatives Tuesday of last week.
A young man by the name of Tungate, of Big Butte, was doing business at this place a few days since.
Mrs. Anna M. Thomas is having a new coat of paint put on her residence. Boyd Tucker is doing the work.
Miss Etha Griffith, who has been visiting her mother for a few weeks, has returned to her home at Sisson, California.
Mrs. C. W. Taylor is having some substantial improvements made on her farm. Old buildings, fences, etc,. are being torn down and replaced with new ones.
The farmers have been taking advantage of the pleasant weather and have put in quite a large amount of grain, and some are already plowing for corn.
Among those from other localities who did business in Eagle Point Thursday of last week was James Bell, of Brownsboro, and Mr. Casto, of Chimney Rock Precinct.
H. Pate, of Gold Hill, was at Big Butte one day last week. On his return he was accompanied by Mrs. Fredenburg, the lady's daughter being ill at the former place.
J. J. Fryer went to Central Point Sunday to meet W. W. Miller and wife, of Ashland, who are now visiting with the lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lewis. Their many friends at this place extend to them a cordial welcome.
John Williscroft had another runaway one day last week. No particular damage was done except stopping the horses too suddenly when they ran against an oak grub, and turning them end for end. Now when Mr. W. says "Whoa!" they always stop.
Edward Grigsby had one of his fingers severely injured recently while doing grubbing with Mr. Icher, the latter gentleman accidentally striking Ed's finger with the sharp point of a pick, breaking the finger. Dr. Stanfield was called and dressed the injured member.
Geo. Morine has opened a blacksmith shop in the old Inlow shop and says he is getting a fair share of patronage. We have three blacksmith shops in town, and it is claimed we have four hotels--the Pioneer, Eagle, Brown's and Mrs. Thomas'. We have a live town.
Revs. Kennedy and Downing came to Eagle Point Saturday and held a meeting that night. The next morning they had a love feast and after the morning preaching services administered the Eucharist. Sunday night Rev. Downing preached. There was a fair attendance at these meetings.
Our school is progressing finely under the management of Miss Edith White. The young lady has proven herself mistress of the situation and has won the confidence and affection of her pupils. Although she has had some of the hardest cases in her school, she still holds the reins with a firm hand, and with a little experience will become one of the leading educators in the county.
St. Valentine's Day was appropriately celebrated. Several valentines were sent during the day, and at night Dannie Simon and Frank Brown gave a dance. Boyd Tucker and a Mr. Wimer manipulated the fiddle strings, George Brown played bass viol and Miss Lol Nichols acted as organist. Those who attended enjoyed a pleasant time. An excellent supper was furnished by Mrs. Simon, of the Pioneer Hotel. Speaking of Valentine's Day brings to our mind the query, what would citizens of the eastern states think if they could have stepped into the ballroom that night and seen the wildflowers that were worn by the ladies? Yes, while our brothers and sisters in the East are suffering with the mercury at from fifteen to seventy-five degrees below zero, we, in our Italy of the United States, are picking wildflowers on the hills and valleys.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1895, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Thos. Lewis, son of Frank Lewis, spent the holidays with relatives in Woodville.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Argelee Green left for Seattle last Sunday, to join her sister, Mrs. C. H. Jones.
Miss Etta Wilson was the guest of our daughter Lavia, during our stay at the Sterling mine.
Some of our young folks met at the Betz school house on Christmas Eve and had a social dance.
Notices were posted on our school house on Monday of last week stating that there would be no school until next Monday.
F. L. Howey, formerly of this place, now of Seattle, is visiting Jerry Heckathorn and his mother and Frank Lewis and family.
Mrs. Heckathorn went to Woodville last Sunday to spend Christmas with her daughters, Mesdames Simpkins, Haymond and Meagley.
George Brown, one of our leading business men, took a trip to Jacksonville last week, and other parts of the valley, remaining several days.
Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, nee Lottie Brown, arrived at the home of her parents Sunday from Montague, Calif. She reports a case of smallpox at that place.
O. P. McGee and family returned last Wednesday from Josephine County, where they have been on a visit to the old folks and for a family reunion. They report a very pleasant time.
Died--December 25, 1900, on Rogue River, north of Eagle Point, at the residence of Jeff Johnson, James Geary, son of Sam Geary, aged about 15 years. His death was very sudden, caused by congestion of the bowels.
I am again called upon to chronicle the death of another of our old citizens, William F. Wilkinson, of Derby, which occurred on Dec. 27, 1900. Deceased was born in Lafayette County, Mo., Dec. 15, 1839, and came to this country in 1869. Soon after his arrival here he was married to Susan Hudson, formerly of Jacksonville. They have resided on their farm near Derby most of the time since. He leaves a wife and several relatives as well as numerous friends to mourn his loss.
Irvin Pool, Harry Cingcade, Earl Taylor, Walter Wood and Merritt Brown were reported on the sick list Monday morning, which will interfere with the arrangement for the ball game in Ashland Tuesday. Since writing the foregoing I have learned that Harry Caton is also on the sick list. It seems a little strange that one of the professors of the normal school should come here with a ball team that had been exposed to the measles and scatter the disease among the ball players and then make arrangements to have them come to Ashland and play for the championship for Southern Oregon. I heard the captain remark that they could not raise but ten or eleven players as there were so many down with the measles. Our business men feel that they have been badly treated in that respect and that the authorities in the normal are censurable for permitting those who were known to have been exposed to visit our town in that way.
On Monday of last week your Eagle Point correspondent and wife and two youngest daughters, Hattie and Agnes, went to Sterling to spend Christmas with our son-in-law, Jas. Lewis, and family. We arrived at 5 p.m. and found everybody busily preparing a Christmas tree. About 8 o'clock the neighbors began to arrive, and after a short opening address by your correspondent, the presents were distributed by Misses May Allen and Hattie Howlett. The tree was very hastily arranged and decorated and everyone in the room received something to cause them to remember the occasion. After refreshments of candy and nuts and a pleasant hour of social converse, the company dispersed to their respective homes. The next day we visited the Sterling mines. They were only running one pipe and a small force of men, but enough could be seen to show that there is a large amount of enterprise in that locality. That evening there was a social dance and a basket supper at the school house. There were about sixty present and all hands seemed to enjoy themselves. At midnight supper was served--and say, talk about your suppers! We thought we had fine suppers at home--and so we do--but this was simply grand--good enough for a king. Soon after supper some of us old folks went home, but the young people remained until morning. We returned to our home the next day, having had one of the most pleasant times of our lives.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1901, page 5
J. R. Tyrrell left for home Monday, where he will spend the holidays.
Miss Bessie Conde returned home a few days since at the close of a very successful term of school on Big Butte.
Miss Cressie Norton closed her school at Lake Creek with an entertainment which was enjoyed by all. She returned home to Ashland last week.
The entertainment and Christmas tree here was a grand success. During the last song Santa Claus made his appearance, much to the delight of the children and audience. He soon proceed to unburden the well-loaded tree. Old and young were alike remembered. There was a plentiful supply of candy and nuts for everybody. The dance later in the evening was also a very pleasant social event, and all in all there was nothing to mar the pleasure of the evening. Among the visitors were Misses Annie Nichols and Lottie Taylor, Earl Taylor and John Moomaw, of Eagle Point, Miss Sophia Ratrie, J. D. Culbertson and Manly Conley, of Lake Creek, Miss Edith Cox, Carl Geppert, Homer Cox and Charley Obenchain, of Big Butte.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Donnie McGee, who has been visiting his grandparents, in Josephine County, returned home last Saturday.
Mrs. J. A. Jonas has gone to Ashland to attend to the wants of her son, Robert, who is ill with the measles. He is a student at the normal.
Mrs. Charles Carney and daughter, Pansy, of Jacksonville, visited T. E. Nichols and family recently. They were accompanied home by Miss Laura Nichols.
There are a few more cases of measles in this neighborhood. The afflicted ones are getting along quite well with the exception of Earl Taylor, who at this writing is in a very critical condition.
The snow storm caught quite a number of cattle out in the hills, and the stockmen are now trying to get them through the snow to where they can get feed. In many cases they are scattered in the timber and will probably never be rescued, as the snow fell so suddenly and so deep.
Mrs. Emma Baker, accompanied by her brother, started last Monday morning on horseback from Mt. Pitt precinct, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tungate. Although the snow was forty-two inches deep on the road, Mrs. Baker thought they could make the trip--twenty-four miles--in a day.
Mr. Cox, the mail carrier from Big Butte, failed to make his trip on Wednesday of last week, but came in on Thursday. He reported that the snow was between four and five feet deep at the Big Butte post office. He said to tell the Mail that it is not all summer on his route, but a little winterish at present.
On Monday, December 31st, our daughter, Hattie, gave a birthday party to some of her schoolmates. There were quite a number present, but some were detained at home on account of the measles. Various games were indulged in, but the crowning feature of the party was the hunting for walnuts for a prize. Stella McGee was the lucky one and received the prize, a nice mug.
The recent snow storm did considerable damage around here. The telephone wire was broken in several places, and a number of sheds and barns collapsed under the weight of the snow. T. Dugan's shed fell in, killing a cow, smashing his buggy and header and damaging his wagon considerably. A. Betz' barn gave away and killed two of his best cows, while the shed on the old Fryer place also collapsed.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5
Carl Von der Hellen, of Wellen, was with friends in town Friday.
J. R. Tyrrell returned Friday for school, after a two weeks' vacation at home.
Miss Myrtle Daley and Miss Sophia Ratrie, of Lake Creek, visited with friends in town Wednesday.
Cattle men are doing lively work since the late severe storms, hunting and driving in stock.
Arthur Nichols was at Willow Prairie, on Big Butte, and says the snow fell to a depth of 22 inches the first night and before the storm was over had reached a depth of four and five feet in many places on mountains and in canyons.
The mail carrier starting from Big Butte found himself greatly retarded by the snow, which lay at a depth of 45 to 48 inches, and deeper in those vicinities. The first trip through, three men accompanied him as far as Rocky Gulch, three miles this side of J. A. Obenchain's, where the snow began to grow shallower as the country widened out toward the valley.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Uncle Nick Young is gradually improving, and we hope will soon be able to use his arm.
Chester Miller, of Ashland, is here visiting his grandfather, A. Pool, and other relatives.
Miss Donna Bell, of Humboldt County, Calif., accompanied by her son, came up last week to visit her mother, Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn.
Mrs. J. A. Jonas, who has been at Ashland nursing her son, Robert, returned home last Tuesday. She reports him improving and able to resume his studies at the normal this week
Frank Pool picked a nice bouquet of flowers out of the snow the other day and sent them to friends in Ohio. He has purchased eighty acres of land of J. S. Howard and is preparing to build on it and make a home among us.
Dr. G. B. Cole has sold his stock of patent medicines and announces his intention to leave here and settle in Central Point. He says there is too much riding in this locality for a man of his age and health. There is a good opening now here now for a good physician.
Chas. Wilkinson, who has been up at the ranch of his cousin, the late W. F. Wilkinson, since his death, returned home last Saturday. He reports having had quite a serious time getting Mrs. W.'s cattle together that were scattered on the range, on account of the deep snow.
C. Moomaw, son of J. P. Moomaw, came near meeting with a serious accident one day last week. As he was going down the steps from the house his feet slipped and he fell with his back on the foot scraper. Fortunately he did not strike his spine, but received a bad cut about ten inches long at the side of the spine. At last accounts he was improving.
Died--On Monday evening, Jan. 7, 1901, Robert Earl Taylor, son of Mrs. R. G. Brown, aged seventeen years, eleven months and two days, of a complication of diseases--grippe, measles and pneumonia. The remains were interred in the Jacksonville cemetery on Wednesday. The weather was so inclement and the roads so bad that but few of the many friends of the family were able to attend the funeral. The family were all sick with the measles and were obliged to remain at home, except his stepfather, Mr. Brown. Six of his companions went as pallbearers, and quite a number of friends joined the procession at Central Point and Jacksonville, where religious services were held at the grave by Rev. Haberly, of Medford. Earl was a promising young man, full of life and energy, and his loss will be felt by the whole community. The family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, January 18, 1901, page 5
Miss Sophia Ratrie, of Lake Creek, entered school here last Tuesday.
Miss Donna Bell left for Ashland a few days go, where she has entered the normal.
Jacob Walsh returned from California this week, and is spending a few days in town.
Mrs. E. V. Osborne, who has been in very poor health for several months, is greatly improved during the past few weeks.
The school house on Big Butte went down a few days ago with the weight of snow heaped upon it during the continued storm.
Miss Edna Charley spent last week with Mrs. R. G. Brown and family, of Eagle Point, for company and help during their severe illness. She returned home Sunday.
Oliver McGee, of Eagle Point, and J. H. Tyrrell, of South Butte, spent Monday evening very pleasantly with J. K. Bell and family. They were riding for cattle in this vicinity.
The people of our community deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives of the late Earl Taylor, whose death was announced in last week's Mail. Truly Earl will be missed by his many friends.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
We had no mail on Tuesday of last week, owing to obstructions on the railroad.
Mr. Thos. McAndrew, Jr., who is stopping at the Eagle Hotel, is reported on the sick list.
The school board had a meeting on Monday of this week, but I was unable to get the proceedings.
Chas. Obenchain brought the mail out from Big Butte last week, owing to the sickness of the carrier, Mr. Cox.
Miss Eva Cook, who has been stopping at the Eagle Hotel for some time, went to the Big Butte country last week.
Our stockmen have been quite successful in gathering their stock from the range, having found nearly all of them.
The high water in Little Butte caused the debris to collect so in the mill race that it was necessary to close down the mill one day last week
Mrs. S. F. Robinson, who is advanced in age and quite heavy, fell one day last week and struck the back of her neck on a chair, almost breaking it.
Mrs. J. W. Grover gave a wool-picking party last Wednesday. The party was composed entirely of elderly ladies, and they report a very enjoyable time as well as a very fine dinner.
Miss Laura Nichols came out from Medford last Thursday, where she has been staying with her cousin, Mrs. Joan Curry, who is very sick at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jane Plymale.
Cattle buyers are thick in this section of the country. Mr. Hunt, of Ashland, and Mr. Harris, of Gazelle, were here last week. The former went up Little Butte and the latter to Trail Creek.
Irwin Pool, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pool, who has been quite sick with the measles, has taken a relapse, I am sorry to state, and is now in a very critical condition. Dr. Cole is in attendance.
I am requested by Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown to tender, through the Medford Mail, their sincere thanks to their friends for their assistance and sympathy at the time of their recent sad bereavement.
Messrs. Ringer and Frank Pool are doing some fine cabinet work here, and we are glad to have such men settle here. Mr. Ringer is talking of sending for his family with a view to locating here in this section.
Mrs. David Ball and son, of Humboldt County, Calif., who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn, was unexpectedly called home last week. Her brother, Jerry Heckathorn, accompanied her. [See correction in next week's column.]
Medford Mail, January 25, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Ed Hanley, of Woodville, is visiting Jerry Heckathorn.
Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, of Tolo, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Geo. W. Daley, Sr.
Ira Tungate came out from Mt. Pitt precinct last Sunday. He reported that the snow was still a little over a foot deep in that section.
Wm. Ulrich and O. P. McGee brought their cattle out from the Rancherie country last week, taking them to the valley to feed. They were looking fine.
Last week I stated that Jerry Heckathorn and his sister, Mrs. David Ball, had gone to Humboldt County, California, but I should have said Woodville, Oregon.
We had another light snowstorm last Thursday, but the snow did not stay on long. The snow is of great benefit to the grain and fruit trees, protecting the former from the heavy frosts and keeping the trees from coming out too soon. We expect to have an abundant crop of fruit again this year.
We are still having a seize with the measles in this community, in some families as many as seven being down at one time. Some of the cases are proving very serious, James Barker being reported quite low with them. There have been about one hundred cases in this section, and the end is not yet in sight.
The first of last week Mrs. Eli Dahack, while leading a colt on which her little boy was riding, by some means had her leg broken. She does not know how it happened, whether the colt reared and struck her with its forefeet or kicked her on the leg. Dr. Cole was called from Central Point and reduced the fracture.
It has been rumored that Eagle Point was to be left without a telephone since the Sunset Company had bought the local lines in the valley. I am glad to be able to state, however, that rumor was wrong, for the company, instead of taking down our line, will put up better wire and also make other needed improvements.
The school board met on Monday of last week and decided to levy a seven-mill tax to pay off the remaining debt on the school house. They also decided to have no school until the spring term, and then to have but one teacher, as there are not children enough in attendance to justify hiring two teachers, besides there will not be money enough without levying a tax for that purpose and that is not thought advisable.
The business enterprises of our town are on the increase. A. J. Daley & Son are putting in a stock of merchandise and expect more goods to arrive from the East in a short time. There is also considerable talk of utilizing the water power that is going to waste here, and people are beginning to see that the Butte Creek country is coming to the front. I recently heard one of our leading business men remark that there was more produce, including stock, sent out from the Butte Creek country than from any other part of the county in proportion to the population.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. George Garrett was visiting her mother, Mrs. Clara Rader, last week.
Frank Pool is building a house on the tract of land he purchased from J. S. Howard, and expects to move into it as soon as it is completed.
Mr. Ringer is expecting his family here soon from Ohio. He has rented the Thomas Coy house and will commence housekeeping as soon as they arrive.
Last Sunday we had the pleasure of the company of Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, Mrs. Geo. Daley and daughter, Maggie, and Mrs. Ringer. O. P. McGee and family also came in and spent the evening. We had some fine vocal and instrumental music, Miss Stella McGee presiding at the organ.
Died--January 29, 1901, Dolly Avarilla Beck, daughter of Aaron and Lena Beck, with measles, aged four years, nine months and four days. The neighbors very kindly administered to the wants of the grief-stricken family, nearly all of them being confined to the house with the same disease.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chambers and son, William, were the guests of Mrs. E. Sinclare Wednesday night of last week. Mr. Chambers, who had his leg broken some two months ago, has been stopping in Medford with his son-in-law, Mr. Bateman, and at Col. Maury's, near Central Point, for some time, and was on his way to his home at Big Butte. Henry Maury accompanied him to Eagle Point, where he was met by his son, Mr. Maury returning home the same day, accompanied by Miss Myrtle Chambers. Mr. Chambers has so far recovered from his accident as to be able to walk with crutches.
While out hunting a short time ago Melvin and Elvin Hayes, living on the old Dunlap place in Mt. Pitt precinct, saw a coyote, and while trying to get a shot at it Melvin broke through the snow, causing his gun to go off, the ball striking Elvin in the leg just above the knee and inflicting an ugly flesh wound, but fortunately breaking no bones. After taking his brother home Melvin started for the George Jackson place, on Rogue River, for his brother, Charles. While crossing the river in a small boat he lost one of the oars, and losing control of the boat it drifted down the river. After he had passed the Jackson ford, where the water is shallow, and had reached deep water he jumped out of the boat and tried to swim out, but the water was so cold he was unable to reach the shore and he was drowned in the deep water. At last accounts the body had not been recovered. His widowed mother is almost beside herself with grief, having but recently lost her husband.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 5
Chester Miller, of Ashland, is visiting with relatives on Big Butte.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Geer are the happy parents of a fine boy, born Sunday, Jan. 27, 1901.
John Aller, an aged gentleman from Fostoria, Iowa, is spending the winter in town, for his health.
E. M. Cox, our mail carrier, was taken suddenly ill and had to lay off for a few days, but is again on the road.
Mrs. Elva Miller, of South Butte, came down with her father, T. Baldwin, for two days' visit in town last week.
Mrs. Nussbaum, of Lake Creek, received a call Monday, to attend the funeral of her son-in-law, Owen Short, who lived in Phoenix.
Elvin Hays, of Big Butte, received a severe flesh wound by an accidental shot through his leg, above the knee, a short time since.
Mrs. J. W. Slinger and little girl, of McCallister Springs vicinity, are just recovering from the measles. Several other cases are reported to the same neighborhood.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Your Eagle Point correspondent made a business trip to the county seat Saturday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Etta Wilson, who has been teaching the primary department of our school, went to Central Point last week to remain.
Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn, who has been quite ill for some time, is improving, we are glad to say. One of her daughters, Mrs. W. B. Haymond, of Woodville, is with her.
Mrs. J. F. Brown gave a rag tacking party last Wednesday night to quite a number of her friends. Everybody had a fine time, and about twenty pounds of rags were sewed.
Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, who has been stopping with the family of Jas. Owens for several days, returned to the house of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Daley, last Monday morning.
Mrs. J. W. Grover and Mrs. Knighten made a business trip to Medford last Saturday and owing to the very rough roads had to stop in Central Point to have their hack repaired.
Owens brothers were away last Monday after fence posts that they had bought of Geo. Brown & Sons. On the same day, Brown & Sons sold to Central Point parties their entire stock of posts, consisting of several hundred.
Albert Beale, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last week for supplies. He reports feed scarce in his section of the country and the snow fifteen inches deep and frozen hard and very cold weather. He says the stock will have to be driven out unless there is a change in the weather soon.
There was a stranger here a short time ago looking for a location to open up a hotel or buy the Eagle Hotel. It is rumored that he is interested in the timber business and is thinking of making this a half-way station for their business. He did not succeed, however, in procuring a situation, as our citizens are not anxious to sell at present, as the prospects for an advance in real estate is good.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Thomas Anderson was here last week interviewing our business men.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Benj. Edmondson and John Allen, of Derby, were here last week after supplies.
Al. Mayfield, of Klamathon, came over last week for a visit with his brother-in-law, Mr. Knighten.
Robt. Jonas, who is attending the normal school at Ashland, came home last week for short visit.
Mesdames J. E. Geary and John Smith and Miss Lewis were the guests of Mrs. Dahack one day last week.
A. J. Daley made a business trip to Central Point, Jacksonville and Medford last week, returning home Friday.
Frank Pool went to Medford last week to get the doors and windows for his new house. He moved into it last Monday.
I understand that Mr. McCullough has sold his property, just above town, to a Mr. Jacks, who has moved his family thereto.
Miss Tavia Howlett is visiting with Miss Anna Pankey, of Central Point. She expects to spend a few days with Mrs. Harry Carlton before returning home.
Mrs. E. Simon, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Daley, for some time, has returned to her home near Tolo. She is making her home with her son, Edward.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw will preach at the Eagle Point Dunkard Church next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. Everybody is invited to attend, as he has something of importance to say to the public.
The water was so high in Butte Creek last Saturday that our grist mill could not run, and the result was that the owners were obliged to run last Sunday to be able to fill an order for mill stuff.
Walter Robinett, who has been over at Henley, Calif., for some time, returned to the parental roof last week. He reports that there is so much snow in that vicinity that there is nothing to do.
Dr. Cole came out from Central Point last week to reset Mrs. Eli Dahack's leg, the bones having failed to kit. She has been having a serious time with her limb, but at last accounts was resting easy.
W. W. French, while cutting wood a few days ago, had the misfortune to sever the fourth toe on [his] right foot. How he did it without cutting any other part of his foot is a mystery. At last accounts the injured member was doing well.
Messrs. Harris and Stone, of Gazelle, Calif., were here last week interviewing our cattlemen. They went from here to Trail to look at Mr. Johnson's cattle. I understand they are offering fancy prices for cattle, but have not heard of anyone selling yet.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Jacks was trading in town one day last week.
By A. C. HOWLETT.
Capt. West, of Brownsboro, was in town the first of last week on business.
J. J. Fryer and Mrs. Sinclare were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jonas last Sunday.
Mesdames Thomas, Knighten, Mayfield and Grover were the guests of Mrs. Howlett Sunday.
Ira Tungate left last Saturday for a lumber camp on the McCloud River in California, to seek employment.
A. J. Daley, the magnetic healer, was called to see Mrs. Scott Pool, who was suffering with neuralgia last Sunday.
The warm rain is making the grass grow very fast and in a short time stock men will be driving their stock in the ranges again.
Lee Black and sister, Matilda, passed through town recently on their way home from Ashland, where they had been upon business.
Jack Montgomery, Mr. Owens, David Hardy, Mr. Howard and Jas. Kent, of Wellen, were in our town Monday doing business with our merchants.
F. M. Stewart, the real estate man of Medford, and another gentleman were out the first of the week looking at some of the fine farms in this section.
Jasper Tungate was in from Mt. Pitt precinct last Sunday and reports the snow from six to eight feet deep up there yet but going away very fast.
The report reached here last Sunday that Mr. Pankey, of Sams Valley, had found the body of Mr. Hays, who was drowned in Rogue River a few weeks ago.
Mesdames Grover, Knighten, Mayfield and Frary were the guests of Mrs. A. M. Thomas one day last week. They had an elegant dinner and a royal good time.
A. Pool has purchased a small tract of land of Wm. Ulrich, joining his hotel, where he expects to build an addition to the hotel this season, for the accommodation of his patrons.
In conversation with a lady who has long been a subscriber to the Mail, I asked if she was still receiving the paper. Her reply was that she considered the Mail one of her household necessities, and as long as she was able to pay for it she never would be without it.
Died--On February 23, 1901, Charles West, son of Capt. and Mrs. West, aged thirty-five years. Deceased, who was a sufferer from consumption, came here for his health but the climate failed to benefit him. Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. J. P. Moomaw.
A few days ago while two of the Smith boys living on Clark's Creek, on the north side of Big Butte, were at work in the timber they ran across a big bear. As they had no ammunition with them their only weapons of defense were clubs and stones, with which the succeeded in killing him. He weighed about two hundred pounds.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Gus Nichols, of Lake Creek, has been quite ill but is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Howard were visiting with friends in town Tuesday.
A. T. Bell has been visiting his brother, J. K. Bell, and family the past few days.
Mike Hanley and family returned home last week after an absence of several weeks on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Tucker are the happy parents of a little daughter, born Monday, February 4, 1901.
Mrs. R. E. Tucker and Mrs. J. K. Bell made a trip to Medford a few days ago, the first from this vicinity since the stormy weather.
Arden Tyrrell, of South Butte, came down Friday for a visit with his brother, John, who is attending school here. He returned home Saturday.
Mrs. W. C. Daley, who has been spending a couple of months with her daughter, Mrs. Ora Jones, at Little Shasta Calif., returned home a short time ago.
Charles C. West, who came here last fall with his parents and brothers from Kelso, Wash, for the benefit of his health, died Saturday, February 23, 1901, after a lingering, painful illness. Though the young man and his family were comparatively strangers, yet all had endeared themselves to the community, and a large concourse of friends mingled with the grief-stricken relatives and followed the remains to the cemetery. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. J. P. Moomaw, of Eagle Point, conducting the services.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.A. J. Daley made a business trip in Medford and Ashland last week, returning home Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Ollie Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last week to visit her sister, Mrs. Emanuel Pool.
Mrs. Frary came out from Central Point last week to visit her sisters, Mesdames Sinclare and Thomas.
The last case of measles in this vicinity has been disposed of, so that our school will probably reopen with a good attendance.
Fred Mitchell, of Asbestos, was visiting friends here last week. He returned to his mountain home Monday morning, accompanied by Walter Robinett.
Frank Pool, who came here from Ohio last fall, and bought a tract of land from J. S. Howard, is now fencing the land and will put in a crop of corn this spring.
John Moomaw started on Tuesday of last week for Coquille City, where his brother, Benjamin, and family reside. He expects to remain there during the summer.
While Mr. Ringer was chopping down a tree on Thomas Coy's place, he discovered a kind of gas emitting from a small hollow in the stump, which burned readily when ignited with a match.
Joe Van Hardenburg, of Central Point, was a pleasant caller here last Sunday. He says they expect to put in forty acres of corn on their place, on the east side of Bear Creek, this season.
The people on this section of the county feel that we are greatly in need of a good physician in Eagle Point, our nearest medical aid at present being at Central Point, a distance of ten miles.
Ira Tungate, who went to California a short time ago to work in a sawmill, has returned home. He reported that the snow was four feet deep at the mill and that work would not commence before the first of April.
The question has been asked whether or not the severe frosts have damaged the growing wheat. So far as can be learned, the prospects for a crop are good, as it does not appear to be damaged to any great extent.
There is considerable excitement held over the proposed ditch from Fish Lake to the valley, fears being entertained that the company will take so much water out of the streams that there will not be enough left for irrigating purposes and to run our grist mill.
A good deal of electioneering was done last week by interested parties for their favorites for school directors, there being the party which favored finishing the school house, while the other was in favor of leaving it unfinished. The election was held on Monday of this week. O. P. McGee was elected director and J. A. Jonas was re-elected clerk. There are eighty-two children of school age in the district.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.L. C. Charley, accompanied by his daughter Edna, made a trip to Medford Tuesday.
A. T. Bell returned to Medford Thursday after a pleasant visit with relatives here.
Wm. McCray, accompanied by F. M. Stewart, of Medford, made a business tour through this part of the country the first part of last week.
Our graduating class, having completed their examination in February, are now busily engaged in preparing for commencement exercises. The entertainment will be given Friday, March 15, 1901, at 7:30 p.m. All from the neighboring communities are cordially invited, and we hope many will meet with us.
Friends mingled with the mourning relatives and followed the remains of Mrs. Minnie Compton, who died in Spokane, Wash., February 25, 1901, to their last resting place Saturday morning. Deceased was twenty-nine years of age, was a native of Jackson County and died of heart disease. The funeral services were held at the grave. She was laid beside her mother, Mrs. James Miller, in the family cemetery on the old home place.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Geo. Daley is visiting relatives and friends in the vicinity of Gold Hill.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Emanuel Pool, one of our blacksmiths, has gone to Jacksonville and will probably locate there.
Mr. Martin, of Kansas, arrived here last Saturday and is looking for a home in this locality.
Chauncey Florey, who has been stopping with his grandparents this winter, returned home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield, who have been visiting in the section, returned to their home in Talent last week.
The report that the body of young Hays, who was drowned in Rogue River some time ago, was found near Table Rock, is untrue.
A Mr. Clark, recently from Missouri, came out from Medford last week looking over the country with a view to renting a place.
Our school will begin next Monday, but I am unable to state who will teach as the board seems to be divided on that question.
The directors of the school district, No. 47, (Betz district) want a teacher for the summer term. Address J. E. Hart, Eagle Point, Ore.
Miss Mary Dawson passed through here last week on her way to school district No. 37, where she will teach the spring term. This is her second term in that district.
Dr. R. L. Parker, who has been visiting his son-in-law, E. E. Smith and family, in Central Point, spent Saturday and Sunday with O. P. McGee on his way to his mountain home.
A man passed through here last week looking for a sawmill to purchase, but do not think he was successful. He went to Round Top to look at A. J. Daley's mill but did not buy it.
After the school election last week, a petition was circulated requesting the board to call a special meeting for the purpose of voting on the question of bonding the district for the sum of $500 to pay for finishing the school house and fencing the grounds.
W. R. Potter has purchased the house and lot belonging to George Brown between the Eagle Hotel and S. B. Holmes' residence, consideration $75. We are informed that Mrs. Potter will open up a racket store and millinery shop in the building.
Mr. Gibbons has driven posts along the county road from Eagle Point to Central Point, between J. Montgomery's place and the Pomeroy farm, this shutting off the travel on the route by the oak trees. This route has been traveled for years, and there now seems but one of two things to do, either for the people on this side to remain at home during the winter or for the county to have the road finished so that it can be traveled in winter as well as summer.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. A. Pool visited her mother, Mrs. Evans, last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton were visiting Mrs. C.'s parents Saturday and Sunday.
Wm. Daley, of Lake Creek, was visiting his son, George, in Eagle Point last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown visited with J. C. Pendleton and family, at Table Rock, last Sunday.
Thomas Cingcade, who has been ill at Central Point for some time, was brought home last Saturday.
There will be preaching services at the Dunkard Church, at this place, next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
The warm weather has dried the ground so that the farmers in this section can finish plowing for their spring crops.
Frank Tungate and family, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last Friday for a few days' visit with Mrs. E. Pool.
Our school opened last Monday morning with Prof. J. A. Bish as teacher. There are twenty-nine pupils enrolled.
A. J. Daley and W. R. Potter went up to their Elk Creek mines last Monday. They were accompanied by Mr. Reed, of Medford.
Our cattlemen have been busy during the past week marking, branding and dehorning their cattle and getting them out onto the range.
Mr. Jones, of Montague, Calif., accompanied by his wife, passed through town last Monday with a band of cattle which he purchased in this section.
O. P. McGee and family were unexpectedly called to Josephine County last week by the sudden death of Mr. McGee's father, which occurred on the 12th.
Mesdames R. G. Brown and S. B. Holmes made a trip to Jacksonville, Medford and Central Point last week, combining business with pleasure. They returned home Saturday.
Word was received here last week that Mrs. W. J. Compton, formerly of this place, died March 7th, at Whittier, Calif., where she went several months ago for the benefit of her health. She leaves a husband and four children.
There seems to be more interest taken in our section of the county by homeseekers this spring than there has been heretofore. Almost every day there is someone here inquiring for homes, some wanting to rent and others to purchase land.
Quite a number of our citizens went to Brownsboro last Friday evening to attend the graduating exercises of the eighth grade of the school at that place. After the program was concluded some of the young folks remained and enjoyed a social dance.
The contractors who are digging the Britt ditch, extending from below town to the Britt farm on Rogue River, have their work nearly completed. This ditch will enable Mr. Britt to utilize a large tract of pumice land which is now useless, and also to irrigate a large part of his tillable land.
Last Sunday quite a number of friends came in to help me celebrate my sixty-ninth birthday, they having been invited by Mrs. Howlett without my knowledge. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Moomaw and daughter, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Robinett, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lewis, Mesdames E. Sinclare and A. M. Thomas, and J. J. Fryer and grandson, Austin Green. After dinner Mrs. Harry Carlton and Miss Lottie Taylor came in and enlivened the occasion with some fine music. Altogether it made me feet quite young, and I hope that we may have many more such pleasant reunions.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Farmers are completing their spring sowing this week.
Chas. Prall, of Central Point, spent a few days with relatives on Big Butte recently.
Supt. Daily came out to attend the school entertainment Friday evening and was the guest of J. K. Bell.
John Jones, of Montague, purchased about fifty head of cattle of stockmen in this vicinity this week and drove them out.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stevens has been quite ill with la grippe and pneumonia, but is improving now.
The entertainment Friday evening was a grand success. The program was well rendered and won much applause. The diplomas were presented to the class. Misses Nora Charley, Mabel Bell, Sophia Ratrie and John R. Tyrrell, by Supt. P. H. Daily. The class motto was, "Our boat has left the strand; we're rowing, not drifting." The teacher, Miss Carrie Sackett, addressed the class and tendered thanks to the audience. The class song, "We are Sailing," was enthusiastically sung. Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Misses Mattie and Lottie Taylor, of Eagle Point, and Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carlton, of Wellen, were among the many visitors in attendance.
Samuel Randles, whose death which occurred at his home on Butte Creek, was noted in your paper last week, was born in Scioto County, [Ohio,] Dec. 13, 1832. When three years of age his parents moved to Illinois and later to Missouri. In the fall of 1851 he crossed the plains to California, where he was married April 21, 1868, to Lydia M. Henry. He next moved to Polk County this state, and a few years later to Butte Creek, where he has resided ever since. His funeral, which took place in Brownsboro, March 15th, was largely attended by friends and relatives. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Lydia Randles, and several grown children, viz.: Mrs. O. A. Tyrrell, of Hornbrook, Calif., Mrs. R. L. Parker, of Coles, Calif., Mrs. J. F. True, of Medford, Mrs. W. S. Gray, P. L. Randles, Ellis and Celia Randles, the two latter of whom reside at home.
A loved one from our home has been taken.Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3
Dearest father, thy life has fled.
Without thee we are downcast and sad,
And many are the tears we've shed.
In remembrance of thy fond protection,
We shall miss thy loving care.
Yet not forsaken, amid our dejection;
For many with us the same lot share.
We no more shall hear the tread of thy feet.
For thy body in the damp grave lies.
Thee again we hope to meet,
In our home beyond the skies.
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jas. Ringer has gone to Ashland to do some painting.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. R. E. Brown was the guest of Rev. Moomaw last Sunday.
Mrs. Nettie Grover was the guest of Mrs. W. F. Lewis last Sunday.
Lin Clemens was the guest of Jos. Rader last Saturday night and Sunday.
Emanuel Pool has been rearranging his fence and otherwise beautifying his home.
Miss Millsap has been engaged to teach in the Antelope district, which will commence next Monday.
Mr. Knighten and family, who have been living here during the winter, have moved to Siskiyou County, Calif.
Geo. Brown & Sons have been binding a large quantity of shakes during the last week and getting them ready for shipment to Yreka.
Our school is steadily increasing in interest and number, and by the time the measles scare is over we will probably have a full school again.
Mr. Weston, of Medford, was out here last week trying to organize a Modern Woodmen of America lodge but do not think he met with much success.
Mrs. Miller and two daughters, of Ashland, came up the first of last week and went to Leeds to visit Mrs. M.'s sister, Mrs. Phipps. They returned home last Saturday.
A. J. Daley has received a new stock of goods and his business is booming. He's also having marked success as a magnetic healer. See his ad in this week's issue of the Mail.
There are petitions in the form of a protest being circulated in this section protesting against the Fish Lake Ditch Company taking the water out of Butte Creek, as the farmers along the creek have to depend on the waters of that stream to irrigate their gardens and alfalfa. There will be an injunction filed and the matter be tested in the courts.
The petition to call a special school meeting of the voters of this district to vote on the proposition to bond the district for $500 has been filed with the clerk, but we are informed that no action will be taken on it as the law provides that there can be but one tax levied each year, and the board has already levied a seven-mill tax to pay up the remainder of the indebtedness of the district.
Eagle Point is coming to the front. We have two new stores already this spring. Mesdames Holmes and Brown have opened up a millinery store here and Mrs. Rose Potter a racket store, and I understand that John Williscroft will open up a drug store. The indications are that we will need a blacksmith soon, as it is rumored that the two we have expect to leave here soon, one for the benefit of his wife's health, and other has a contract to work for a corporation.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5
Geo. West made a business trip to Medford Monday.
Miss Rosa Messal, of Salt Creek, was trading in town Monday.
J. D. Culbertson, of Lake Creek, made a trip to Medford the first part of the week.
L. C. Charley has been hauling out some heavy machinery for the Fish Lake Ditch Company lately.
Rev. C. L. Corwin, of Medford, preached for us Sunday, March 31st, to a goodly number assembled.
Eagle Point Eaglets.Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Tavia Howlett was visiting Miss Clara Rader a few days last week.
Mr. Dailong, a traveling photographer, pitched his tent here last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown were visiting their daughters, Mesdames Holmes and Carlton, during the past week.
Mesdames E. Pool, Scott Pool and W. F. Lewis were guests of Mrs. G. W. Daley, Jr., last Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Terrilll and Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance were the guests of J. M. Nichols and family last Sunday.
Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Prof. J. A. Bish. There are about fifty pupils enrolled at present.
Miss Greninger passed through town Saturday on her way to the Betz school district, where she commenced teaching Monday.
James Ringer did not go to Ashland, as stated last week, but has been engaged in painting in Eagle Point for several days past.
Mrs. Arnold, who has been visiting the family of her brother, Mr. Henderson, returned to her home in California last Saturday.
A. J. Daley has increased his stock of goods, and expects in the near future to erect a new store building to make room for his business.
W. F. Lewis and family have moved to the Willamette Valley, where Mrs. Lewis' father resides. Mr. Lewis expects to work in the hop yards this summer.
Benj. Fredenburg came down from Big Butte last Monday with a load of shakes for Geo. Brown & Sons. He reports the roads in that section in a very bad condition.
The machinery for the Fish Lake Irrigation Company is being hauled through here on the way to the head of the proposed canal, where they expect to commence work at once.
Mrs. Rose Potter has moved her stock of merchandise from her residence to the building recently purchased from Geo. Brown, where she expects to keep an assortment to suit the demands of the people.
Geo. Brown & Sons shipped a large quantity of shakes to Yreka this week. They do a quite extensive business in the way of handling posts and shakes, and still cannot procure enough in the fall to supply the demand during the winter and spring.
I recently received a letter from W. H. Mays, of Pearces Mills, Alabama, a brother of K. Mays, who was out here a few years ago, requesting me to send him a copy of the Mail and stating that his brother wants to come back to this country. He says that it rained there almost all of the time for forty days, so that they could not put in their crops, and they want to come to a country where a crop is assured.
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Howlett has opened a boarding house in Eagle Point.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
T. E. Nichols and family were the guests of David Cingcade last Sunday
Frank Lewis has about completed his contract on the Britt ditch below town.
The Eagle Point Bachelor Club had an oyster supper at its club room last Sunday night.
Mrs. R. Potter sees the advantage of advertising in the Mail and has an ad in this week's issue.
Miss Mae Millsap commenced her school in Antelope district on April 1st with twenty-one names enrolled.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Stricklin came over from California last Saturday to visit Mr. S.'s mother, Mrs. H. T. Severance.
Wm. Perry, of Big Butte, while en route to Medford, was compelled to stop here over Sunday as one of his horses was taken ill.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw went to Ashland last Friday to attend the council of the Dunkard Church. He will preach here next Sunday at 11 a.m.
Messrs. McCray and Vincent, of the Fish Lake Irrigation Company, were here last week looking up the amount of water used by the different claimants of water rights along Little Butte Creek.
Last Saturday night Mrs. E. Pool and Misses Ollie Tungate and Mae Millsap were the guests of Mrs. Howlett. Miss Millsap favored us with some excellent vocal and instrumental music.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Beall, of Mt. Pitt precinct, were the guests of Emanuel Pool last week. Quite a number of friends called on them one evening and while there Mrs. B. favored us with some very fine music, she being an expert on the guitar and violin.
Married--April 7, 1901, at the residence of the groom's mother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, Mr. Chas. W. Thomas and Miss Lela Sota Walsh, Rev. J. P. Moomaw officiating. The groom is one of our sturdy and industrious young men, while the bride is a daughter of one of the leading farmers of Wellen. Both of these young people have a number of warm friends here who wish them a long and prosperous journey through life.
Medford Mail, April 12, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Pettigrew is reported quite ill at the residence of A. Betz..
Mrs. R. Potter has ornamented her new store with a neat sign.
Miss Ollie Tungate spent Saturday night with Miss Mae Millsap.
Ed. Tryer, of Medford, was the guest of O. P. McGee one night last week.
Miss Mattie Taylor went to Medford last Friday to visit Mrs. E. A. Hicks.
S. A. Carlton and family were visiting at George Brown's last Sunday.
Jesse Stearns and family were the guests of J. J. Fryer last Saturday night.
Mrs. Scott Pool was visiting her sister, Mrs. Thomas Coy, several days last week.
S. H. Murray and family came out from Medford last Saturday to visit O. P. McGee and family, returning home Sunday afternoon.
Quite a number of our young folks went to Central Point last Saturday night to attend the entertainment given by Gold Hill talent.
A game of baseball was played here last Sunday between the Eagle Point and Central Point teams, resulting in a score of 35 to 16, in favor of Eagle Point.
M. F. Hanley and C. Cassidy, a stockman from Siskiyou County, California, passed through here last Saturday on their way to the Hanley ranch, on Butte Creek, returning to the valley Sunday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, one of the pioneers of the county, came up from her home, near Tolo, last week for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Daley, Sr. She also visited Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun, living over south of the desert.
Perry McGee came up from Josephine County a short time ago to visit his brother, Oliver, and family. He was accompanied on his return home by Roy and Verna McGee, who will stay with their grandmother for some time.
Miss Alta Wood came up last Saturday from her home near the mouth of Little Butte Creek, and was the guest of our daughters until Sunday afternoon. She reports their school progressing finely under the management of Miss Mary Dawson.
Merritt Brown and his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. F. Brown, left last Saturday for Montague, Calif., to visit Mr. B.'s sister, Mrs. Paul Van Scoy. Mrs. Brown will probably visit relatives at Scott's Bar, and Mr. Brown will go to Grass Valley to visit his sister, Mrs. W. B. Officer, before returning home.
Last Friday evening the little girls of the community gave their schoolmates, Stella and Mabel McGee, a surprise party. Each one took a cupful of sugar and Mrs. McGee made them a large dish of candy. They had such a good time that they almost forgot to disperse, not returning home until after midnight.
Last Sunday afternoon several of the neighbors met at our house by appointment for the purpose of singing and having a pleasant time generally. Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. R. G. Brown presided at the organ. Next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock we are to meet at O. P. McGee's. Everybody is invited to come and help have a good time.
Nick Young, Jr., had the misfortune to lose one of his fine work horses last week. While crossing the desert he got out of the wagon to walk; the horses became frightened and he attempted to climb into the wagon, but the end gate gave away and before he could regain his position they had gotten under such headway that he could not overtake them. As a result the wagon pole broke and run into the horse's foot, tearing the hoof loose and necessitating the killing of the animal. The loss is quite a heavy one to the young man.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.R. H. Bradshaw of Lake Creek, was in town Saturday.
Miss Sophia Ratrie, of Lake Creek is attending school at Brownsboro.
Miss Carrie Sackett reopened school here Monday with a goodly number of pupils present.
Thomas Hart, who spent the winter on the Hanley ranch in the valley, is visiting relatives in this vicinity.
Miss Donna Bell returned home from the normal at Ashland last week in order to take charge of her school near Woodville. She began teaching on Monday, April 12th.
Wm. Chambers, of Big Butte, returned home Tuesday, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Eva Bateman, of Medford, who will spend some time visiting with relatives in that vicinity.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Born--April 20, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Al. Stricklin, a son.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Jason Hartman is getting out the timbers to repair the bridge at this place.
Rev. Moomaw will preach at the Dunkard Church next Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Jas. Wooley had a paralytic stroke last Saturday morning and is very low.
Messrs. Surran and the two Clark boys, of Medford, were the guests of O. P. McGee last Sunday.
Robt. Jonas, who has been attending the normal school at Ashland this winter, has returned home.
There was an entertainment here on Monday night of last week and those who attended seemed well pleased.
Miss Oden, of Ashland, came up last week in company with Robt. Jonas, on her way to Elk Creek to teach school.
Matt Pearce and his sister, Miss Grace, of Forest Creek, are visiting their aunts, Mesdames Thomas and Sinclare, of this place.
A picked up baseball team went to Central Point Sunday from here and played that nine, which resulted in a defeat for Eagle Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Al. Stricklin and Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance spent a few hours very pleasantly at the Howlett home last Thursday evening.
John Williscroft has purchased the stock of drugs of Brown & Sons and opened up a drug store in the old Inlow building, formerly occupied by Dr. Cole.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas have moved to Central Point. Charley has ordered the Mail sent to him, as he says he would not know how to keep house without it.
Quite a number of parents and friends visited the school last Friday afternoon to listen to the entertainment. They were all pleased and threaten to go again in the near future.
Our road supervisor seems to be very slow in getting to work on the roads, and the result is very noticeable. I have been requested to call attention to the road between here and Brownsboro.
By special invitation nine little girls met at the residence of John Nichols and gave Miss Dollie a party one night last week. They remained overnight and all report a most delightful time.
Ira Tungate, who went over to California to work in a sawmill, returned last week. He found the work very hard and dangerous and so irregular that it did not pay, so returned home.
The singing class met at O. P. McGee's last Sunday afternoon and had a royal good time, as they always do when Oliver is around. They will meet at the residence of A. C. Howlett next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Wm. Bateman, of Medford, accompanied by her brother, Wm. Chambers, Jr., passed through here last week en route to Round Top to visit her father. They remained overnight here with Mrs. B.'s aunt, Mrs. A. M. Thomas.
Mrs. Wm. Holmes and family, of Central Point, came out with Mrs. R. G. Brown last Saturday, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown. Mr. Holmes came out on Sunday and Mrs. Harry Carlton was also there so they had a partial family reunion as most of the children were present.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Boyd Tucker, of Sams Valley, was visiting friends here last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Cephas Moomaw made a business trip to Brownsboro the first of the week.
A family by the name of Callahan has moved onto the J. O. Johnson place.
Albert Beale, of Mt. Pitt precinct, made a business trip to Medford last Friday.
James I. Geary and family have moved to the old Hull place, on Rogue River.
Mrs. Wood came up from California last week to visit her daughter, Mrs. R. R. Minter.
The singing circle will meet at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Merritt Brown, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, at Montague, Calif., returned home last Saturday.
Geo. Brown & Sons are receiving a large amount of shakes this spring, and seem to be doing a good business in that line.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce came over from Forest Creek last Sunday to visit Mrs. Pearce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
Mr. Tucker, of Brownsboro, passed through here the first of the week on the way home from Medford with a load of supplies.
Joseph Freitas and family, who have been living near Derby, passed through here last Friday morning on their way to Grants Pass.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carney and daughter, Pansy, of Jacksonville, and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hicks, of Medford, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown last Sunday.
Miss Oden, who is teaching school on Elk Creek, came out last Saturday with Mr. DeCarlow and was the guest of Mrs. Jonas while Mr. DeCarlow went to Medford after supplies.
Mrs. J. F. Brown, who has been visiting relatives at Montague, California, returned home last week. She says she is glad to get back home, as everything is so dry in that section.
Miss Ollie Tungate, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E. Pool, for several weeks, was the guest of Miss Mae Millsap last week. She returned to her home in Mt. Pitt precinct Sunday.
Emanuel Pool has purchased the tools and rented the blacksmith shop of his brother, A. Pool, and will continue the business here instead of going to Jacksonville as was contemplated.
Mr. Middlebusher had the misfortune to step on a nail a short time ago, inflicting a very painful wound. I am glad to say, however, that the wound is healing nicely and that she can walk again without the aid of a crutch.
Mrs. John Smith, living on the John Mathews place, gave a party for her children last Friday night. A feature of the evening was the hunting for hidden peanuts, the one finding the most to receive a prize. The contest resulted in a tie, Jennie and Edna Lewis finding the same number--forty-one--so each was given a prize. The little folks had a most enjoyable time.
Mrs. Emma Baker, who has been staying with Grandma Evans, on Big Sticky, came over last Saturday and spent the night with her sister, Mrs. E. Pool. She started Sunday morning for Mt. Pitt precinct to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tungate.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.O. P. McGee and family were the guests of T. E. Nichols and family last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Considerable timber is being hauled through here to different parts of the valley.
Holmes Bros. have the timber on the ground to put in a new headgate in the mill race.
Allen Stricklin made a business trip to Gold Hill last week. He is thinking of locating there.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Daley left last week for their sawmill and expect to start the same in a few days.
Mr. Barron, living north of Medford, has been hauling quite a lot of shakes through here to his home recently.
Mrs. J. F. Brown received a message last week from her brother, Jesse Safford, stating that he had just arrived in San Francisco from Manila.
Jason Hartman has been getting out the timber to put new bents under the bridge at this place and he and Benton Pool are repairing it this week.
Quite a number of our citizens went to Brownsboro last Sunday to witness a baseball game between that nine and the F.L.I.D. Co. team. They report having had a good time. The F.L.I.D. Co. nine will play here next Sunday.
Fred and Lee Mitchell came over from their father's place on the head of Evans Creek last week to visit some old friends in this section of the country. Lee was recently called home from Albany on account of the severe illness of his father.
S. B. Holmes circulated a subscription paper last week soliciting for volunteer work on the county road between the west edge of the desert and Bear Creek. He met with fairly good success and work will soon commence. The supervisor proposes to make a rock road over the worst of it.
I see in the Mail that there was to be a local teachers' institute held at Gold Hill last Saturday, and I would like to know why we can't have one at Eagle Point? We had one here a few years ago and it proved to be a success, and the surroundings are just as good now. I believe I express the wish of every citizen in this community in inviting the superintendent and teachers to hold an institute here, and they can be assured of a hearty welcome.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.A number of hands are engaged and lively work is being done on the ditch route at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner and family, of Medford, were the guests of C. Thumberg's family, a few days since.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Meyers, of Lake Creek, are the happy parents of a fine baby boy, born May 1, 1901
John Aller, who has spent the winter with friends here, and finding his health much improved, started Tuesday for his home near Fostoria, Iowa.
The baseball game played here recently between the Wellen and Brownsboro teams resulted 8 to 31 in favor of the ditch boys and the Brownsboro team.
Mrs. F. M. Fredenburg, accompanied by her daughter, Delpha, is paying a visit of several days to her daughter, Mrs. Frank Adams, and family of Rogue River.
The bridal party of Big Butte, Miss Effie Obenchain and Mr. Alfred Gordon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry, called in town last Wednesday morning, while on their way to Jacksonville, where they were married. Returning in the evening they remained here for the May Day dance. The best wishes of their many friends were tendered the happy couple
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Walter Robinett is working for the Fish Lake Irrigation Company.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
John Ashpole, our road supervisor, did some good work on the roads last week.
Our stockmen have been gathering their cattle together to take to the mountain range.
Scott Pool and family have gone to Little Applegate to visit his sister, Mrs. Saltmarsh.
Roy McGee came up from Josephine County last week to help his father with the cattle.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ulrich, of Medford, were the guests of Mrs. O. P. McGee last Friday.
Lee Edmondson came out from Big Butte last week to help Mr. McGee take his cattle to the range.
J. S. Howard, of Medford, was out last week surveying a tract of land which he had sold to Frank Pool.
The superintendent of the Fish Lake Irrigation Company was here last week looking for hands to work on the ditch.
Rev. Moomaw was called to Talent last week to officiate at the funeral of Mr. Minear, who died at his home near Jacksonville, May 6th.
Lin Purdin was out from Medford last week soliciting orders for Hicks & Walker's marble works. He succeeded fairly well in this section.
County School Superintendent Daily came out to visit our school last Thursday, remaining overnight with O. P. McGee. He speaks very highly of the school.
J. Hartman and Benton and Frank Pool have finished their work on the Eagle Point bridge. They went to Elk Creek last week to work on the bridge there.
R. R. Kaylor and E. E. Routhson, who have been trapping on the headwaters of Rogue River, passed through town last Monday. They reported having had good success.
Your correspondent made a trip to Sterling last Saturday, taking with him his two daughters, Hattie and Agnes, who will visit for awhile with their sister, Mrs. J. M. Lewis, and family. We visited the mine Saturday night, Mr. Allen, the night foreman, kindly showing us everything that could be seen by lamplight. They are rushing the work at the mine night and day.
Harry Cingcade had a narrow escape from being killed one day last week, while hauling rock to the road between the desert and Bear Creek. His team became frightened and ran away, when one of the dump boards slipped off, one end of it catching in the ground and the other striking Harry, who was on the wagon, in the stomach and rendering him unconscious. At last accounts he was able to be around.
We had a genuine smallpox scare here last week. A man by the name of Jaquette passed through here, and a few days later word was received from Montague that he was ill with the smallpox at that place. The report has since been circulated that are several cases of that disease on Butte Creek, but there is not, nor has there been for several years, a case in this section. If there should be one I will report it through the Mail, but at present there is no danger.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Mr. Copeland, of Talent, called in town Thursday. He is in this section looking for a location.
Miss Sophia Ratrie returned home with Miss Carrie Sackett of Medford, for a few days' visit during school vacation.
Major Barron, near Medford, has been hauling several large loads of shakes, which he purchased from Benj. Fredenburg, of Big Butte.
Farm work is very quiet. This is seemingly the farmer's resting time of the year and gives him an opportunity to look after his interests in other directions.
Mr. J. M. McCallister, of the McCallister Springs, met with quite a serious accident the other day. She was shelling corn by holding the ear in one hand and striking with a hatchet with the other and made an accidental stroke, cutting the ends off her first and second fingers. At last accounts the wounds, though severe, were improving.
Arthur Jaquette, of Montague, while visiting relatives above Lake Creek became somewhat sick, though not seriously, and returned home a few days later. On reaching home his physician pronounced his malady smallpox. This caused considerable uneasiness in this section of the country and Drs. Jones & Shearer were called to the different localities to vaccinate the people. The schools have all been closed for a short time, or until it is seen how things terminate, and every precaution is being taken to prevent the disease from scattering, should anyone take it. At present, no cases have developed.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jno. Williscroft, the druggist, has just received a fine assortment of goods.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
The Eicher family passed through Eagle Point Monday en route to the big ditch.
Wm. Beale, of Mt. Pitt, came to town Sunday with a load of shakes for Geo. Brown & Sons.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. True, of Griffin Creek, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance last Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, of Ft. Klamath, visited her parents here last week. She returned Saturday by the way of Ager, Calif.
Mr. Bish, a traveling salesman, and a noted angler, spent time Sunday here and improved the time indulging in his favorite sport.
The rain we had last week was a great help to the farmers and gardeners in this section of the country, as the crops were needing rain.
A. J. Daley, one of our leading merchants and a magnetic healer, is meeting with considerable success. He has an ad elsewhere in this paper.
W. Pool came down from Elk Creek last Sunday after provisions. He is helping Jason Hartman on the Elk Creek bridge and reports work progressing rapidly.
Our school closed when the smallpox scare came on and last week the directors met and decided not to have any more school until fall, as there were but a few more weeks in this term.
Arrangements have been made for the Jacksonville baseball team to come out and play the Eagle Point nine next Sunday. Our boys will probably play for the purse at Jacksonville the Fourth.
Walter Robinett, who is working in the blacksmith shop for the Fish Lake Ditch Company, was compelled to remain at home a few days last week on account of illness, but returned to his post this week.
Mrs. R. Sinclare sold her residence and most of her household goods last week to a Mr. Morton, consideration $300. She has moved to Central Point for the present, but expects to go to Missouri in a short time.
O. P. McGee returned from Rancheria last Saturday, where he has been to take his cattle for the summer range. Frank Foster accompanied him to the ranch and reports it one of the finest stock ranches he ever saw and the feed in that section fine.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.A. J. Florey had a new hitching rack put up near his store last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
A. J. Daley is preparing to start up his sawmill on Round Top soon.
Joseph Rader has put up a windmill and large tank on the old home place.
T. Dugan has been getting out material to build a new barn on his farm.
John Rader is getting out the material for a new residence on his home place.
Miss Lottie Perry came out from Medford last week to visit her sister, Mrs. J. W. Grover.
George Brown & Sons have torn down their old barn and are building a large one where it stood.
A large amount of lumber is being hauled out this spring from the various sawmills on Big Butte.
The Jacksonville ball team did not put in an appearance here last Sunday, as was announced last week.
Mrs. R. R. Minter died at her home on Sunday, May 26th. A more extended notice will be given next week.
Mr. Morton, who recently bought the Sinclare property, has been making some substantial improvements on the place.
Frank Brown, while working on Brown & Sons' new barn, cut the end of one of his thumbs open with a saw, making an ugly wound.
Messrs. Kempner and John Ethell came over to Eagle Point last week after a load of posts which they purchased from Brown & Sons.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance, Mrs. Marshall Garrett, Mrs. J. F. Brown and Miss Mae Millsap were the guests of Mrs. Howlett Sunday.
Messrs. Warner and Ulrich came out from Medford last week, the former to look after the prospective onion crop, and the latter to look after his stock.
Mr. Howard, the road supervisor of district No. 12, has been doing considerable work on the Severance hill road leading out of town to the north and east.
Mrs. Argalee Green returned from St. Joseph, Missouri, last week for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, and her son, Austin, who has been living with his grandparents for some time.
Mrs. Olie Henderson has returned from California, where she has been to care for her husband, who is engaged in mining in that country, and who has been quite ill. We are glad to learn that he is now convalescent.
F. A. Stricklin came over from Table Rock last Friday after his wife and baby and while here paid a year's subscription to the Mail, as he wants to hear from his friends every week and takes that method of doing so. He expects to engage in the fishery business this summer.
Mrs. C. Ethell and son came over from Big Sticky last Sunday to visit her sister, Mrs. A. Pool. The lady, accompanied by her son, is here from Iowa upon a visit to her mother, Grandma Evans, who is now past ninety years of age. Mrs. Ethell, who is in her seventy-third year, had not seen her mother for about forty years.
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Alex. McDonald left Tuesday for Montague, Calif.
Miss Sophia Ratrie, who has been visiting friends in Medford, returned home Sunday.
S. F. Hutchinson and family, late of Washington, spent Saturday night in town, while en route to their new home on Big Butte.
Miss Mabel Bell returned home Saturday from a trip to Woodville, where she spent several days with her sister, Miss Donna, who is teaching in that vicinity.
Mrs. D. E. Morris and Miss Nora Charley were in town Tuesday. While here Mrs. M. purchased a pony from some parties and expects to take in horseback riding among other pleasures, while rusticating in this vicinity this summer.
J. M. Howard, on returning from a trip last Tuesday, to his surprise and consternation found his home deserted, his wife having taken their three-year-old son and gone away. Mr. Howard claims that he knew of no trouble which would warrant such a step and is grief-stricken over the loss of his child. He has since learned that Mrs. H. has gone to San Francisco to live with a sister. (Chas. Thumburg was arrested last Saturday on a warrant sworn to by Mr. Howard, charging him with kidnapping his wife and child. He was to have been tried at Jacksonville Wednesday, but the prosecuting witness failed to appear and Thumburg was discharged. Ed.)
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Irvin Daley, of the north fork of Little Butte, was here on business last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Chas. Carney and A. H. Walker were here last week working in the interest of the Oregon Granite Co., of Medford.
Scott Pool and family have returned from Applegate, where they went to remain until the smallpox scare was over.
Mr. Ringer, who is doing some painting and papering in Central Point, came up home last Thursday on a business trip.
T. W. Burge, a railroad man, and his wife, of Portland, were visiting in Eagle Point last Sunday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howlett.
Mr. and Mrs. David Ball, of Woodville, came up last week to visit Mrs. B's mother, Mrs. Heckathorn. They returned home Sunday.
Road Supervisor Howard has had a force of men at work up the hill road leading from town and deserves much credit for the amount of work accomplished.
O. P. McGee was summoned to Josephine County last week to be at the bedside of his mother, who is quite seriously ill. At last accounts she was no better.
During the last week there has been a vast number of strangers in our town, and most of them inquiring about timber land on Big Butte and Rogue River. We anticipate a rush in that line of business this summer.
John Williscroft, our druggist, has purchased the Brophy McAndrews goats that were advertised in the Mail, and has taken them to his ranch southeast of town, where Mr. Middlebusher will have charge of them.
Mrs. E. Pool, who has been visiting her parents near Mt. Pitt, has returned home. She was accompanied by Mrs. Chris. Beale, who was on her way to Portland, and her sisters, Mrs. Emma Baker and Miss Ollie Tungate.
Rev. Moomaw went to Talent last Saturday to attend the semiannual love feast of the German Baptist Church. He requests the Mail to say that he will preach here next Sunday and at the Dewey school house on the following Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Robinett and Scott Pool and family went up to where the Fish Lake Irrigation Co. are working one day last week. They report considerable work being done and that the company have about thirty men and two ten-horse plows at work.
M. F. Edgerton and D. H. Jackson, of Ashland, were here last week examining the formation of the rock, and trying to organize a company to prospect for oil. They were quite favorably impressed with the prospect and state that oil may be found in this section in paying quantities.
Died--Near Eagle Point, May 26, 1901, at the family residence of R. R. Minter, Mrs. Beatrice Minter, aged thirty-four years, three months and seventeen days. The deceased leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss, besides a host of friends. Mrs. Minter was a kind and loving wife and mother and a true friend. The sorrowing husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Minter was born in Yamhill County, Or., in 1867. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, of Alturas, Modoc County, Calif. She was married to R. R. Minter, of this place, in December 1885. We all grieve for our loved ones when they go to the great unknown, but when the Angel of Death enters our homes and calls away our loved ones to a better home beyond the skies, we should try to make our lives such that when we too are called away to that better land, we shall meet our loved ones there.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Mr. Baber of Grants Pass was in town Monday.
The haying season is just opening in this section of the country.
Mr. Meeker, of Rogue River, was on a business trip to town Tuesday.
Mrs. James Martin, of Phoenix, accompanied by her daughter, Anna, and the younger children, visited with friends in this vicinity last week.
Mrs. F. M. Fredenburg and daughter, Delpha, who have spent the winter and spring here for school advantages, moved with her son, Jesse, to Big Butte, where they will spend the summer.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.W. I. Vawter, of Medford, was here upon business on Tuesday of last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Frank Pool is engaged this week in putting in a new headgate in the mill race.
A. J. Daley and W. R. Potter have sold their interests in the Elk Creek mines to Dr. Ray, of Gold Hill.
Misses Lottie Pankey and Lelah Williams, of Central Point, were visiting friends in this section one day last week.
Mate Clemens, formerly of this place, but who now resides in Eastern Oregon, was smiling on his old friends here last Sunday.
Mrs. Wood, mother of the late Mrs. R. R. Minter, who has been here for some time, returned to her home in California last week.
A. J. Daley, the magnetic healer, was called to Griffin Creek last Sunday to treat J. P. True's son for rheumatism. He rendered relief in a short time.
Floyd Pearce and family came over from Forest Creek last week to visit Mrs. Pearce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, and her sister, Mrs. Argelee Green.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Davis have moved onto the Geo. Heckathorn place, where they will remain until after haying time, when they will go to Washington.
On Monday morning of last week there was a light frost along the streams, doing some damage to the corn, squashes, etc., a very unusual occurrence for this time of the year.
One day last week, while Mrs. John Ashpole was gathering up the eggs in the barn on their place on Rogue River, she saw a large rattlesnake. She hastily procured a pitchfork and ran one tine through the body of the snake, thus pinning it to the hay. She then got the hoe and killed the reptile.
There is considerable satisfaction in this section of the county on account of the action of the county court in regard to the location of the free ferry. A petition was circulated and presented to the court requesting the relocation of the ferry where it would accommodate a large number of the people living on the north side of the river, without their having to go four miles up the river in order to cross when they come here to mill or to trade.
Quite a number of people came out from Jacksonville, Medford and Central Point last Sunday to witness the game of baseball between the Jacksonville and Eagle Point nines. The score stood 12 to 8, in favor of Eagle Point. The game was the most hotly contested one ever played on our grounds. The Eagle Point and Medford teams will play on the Jacksonville grounds next Sunday, the victors to play against the Jacksonville team on the Fourth.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Everybody in this section of the country are busy haying.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. Lofland is erecting a large barn on his place below town.
J. J. Fryer and family went to Medford last week to consult Dr. Darrin.
Mrs. Porter Robinett, of Hornbrook, Calif., is here visiting friends and relatives.
Judge Crowell, of Medford, went through here last Saturday on his way up Rogue River.
Robt. Jonas, who is teaching in the Leeds district, made a business trip to Medford last Saturday.
Thos. Fredenburg and family stopped overnight with Mr. Martin and family last Friday night.
Last Saturday R. R. Minter's team ran away with a mowing machine and almost completely demolished it.
Several of our citizens went to Jacksonville last Sunday to witness the game of baseball between Medford and Eagle Point.
Mr. Wakefield, the sawmill man of Big Butte, passed through here the first of last week with a load of water pipe for his mill.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carlton, of Wellen, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Carlton, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown last Sunday.
Mrs. J. V. Layne, of Medford, who is working in the interest of the Viavi Medicine Co., lectured to the ladies here last Saturday evening.
Hon. and Mrs. Chauncey Nye, of Flounce Rock precinct, came out last Saturday and went to Medford. They were accompanied by two of their grandchildren, the little Florey girls.
Jas. Vanderkarr, of Medford, passed through here last Saturday on his way home from the big ditch, where he has been working. He was called home on account of illness in his family.
Rev. Moomaw will preach here next Sunday at 11 a.m. He requests a large attendance as he has something of importance to say to the people. Rev. Eby, of Jacksonville, will preach here the following Sunday. Everybody welcome.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.The usual summer rush to the mountains is already being inaugurated.
Many men are bringing their families with them and together are camping out during the summer while the men are working along the ditch line.
John Cook, late from Washington, having traded for Mrs. McFerren's property on Salt Creek, has taken possession of the same, while Mrs. McFerren and family moved out toward the valley Tuesday.
The people of South Butte are again coming at the front with a general celebration on our national holiday. A good time is assured, and all are cordially invited to participate in the general pleasures of the day.
Miss Madge Wright, of Big Butte, in company with Mr. Geo. Cottrell, of Roxy Ann precinct, called last Tuesday while on their way to Medford, where they were married. They have the best wishes of their many friends for future happiness and success.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. W. B. Haymond will leave this week for Yreka to spend the Fourth.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Rev. Eby, of Jacksonville, will preach here next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m.
Alex Davis and family started for Washington this week, where he expects to work in a sawmill.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thomas came out from Central Point last Saturday for a visit with relatives and friends.
Miss Floy Florey has gone to Flounce Rock, where she expects to remain for some time with her grandparents.
Mrs. George Daley, Sr. and her daughter, Maggie, came out from the Round Top mill last week for short visit with friends.
The Eagle Point ball team went to Jacksonville Sunday and played against the Jacksonville boys, the game resulting in favor of Eagle Point.
A. J. Daley calls attention this week to his ability to cure disease without medicine, and presents an endorsement from J. I. Patton, of Big Butte.
Mrs. Edward Simon, of Tolo, was here last week visiting relatives and friends. She was accompanied home by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Porter Robinett.
Scott Pool came near being badly hurt one day last week while riding horseback. The horse stumbled and fell, throwing him off and nearly dislocating his shoulder.
Mr. and Mrs. Lozier and two sons and Miss Anna Jeffrey, of Medford, and Mrs. Kelso and daughter, Miss Alta Wood, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance last Sunday.
Joseph Rader had a narrow escape one day last week while raking hay. His team became unmanageable and he fell off the rake in front of the teeth, and had not the tongue dropped down he might have been badly hurt. As it was, he escaped with a few bruises, but the rake was demolished.
Floyd Pearce, of Forest Creek, came over last Saturday after his wife and baby. He was accompanied by his cousins Aaron Pearce and Mrs. Sallie A. Collins and Miss Della Fisher, recent arrival from Colorado. Mr. Pearce and Mrs. Collins are the guests of their aunt, Mrs. A. M. Thomas.
D. H. Jackson and M. F. Eggleston, of Ashland, are here again. The former represents an oil company and the latter is an oil expert. They are securing the right to bore for oil on different farms and are bonding the land for twenty years. They seem to be quite sanguine that oil and coal can be found, and quite a number of our farmers have bonded their land.
One of our plucky ranch women saw a large hawk catch one of her chickens a few days ago, and she was so exasperated that she seized a gun, loaded it (she is not an expert at loading a gun), and fired. The result was a bruised shoulder, a bursted gun and a dead hawk. She thinks that the next time she loads a gun she will measure the powder and shot.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Born--to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton, June 28, 1901, a daughter.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Tavia Howlett spent the day with home folks last Sunday.
Jas. Howard and Col. Geer were traveling through here one day last week.
Miss Lottie Perry has gone to Benicia, Calif. to visit her sister, Mrs. R. O. Stine.
Miss Dora Martin passed through here last week on her way to her home on Trail Creek.
Thom. Cingcade and Misses Anna and Lottie Pankey were the guests of Mrs. Howlett last Sunday.
E. Hanley, of Silver Lake, a cousin of the Hanleys of this valley, is stopping here at the present.
Mrs. Nelson, of Edgewood, Calif., a relative of O. P. McGee and family, spent a night with them one night last week.
Married--June 30, 1901, at the residence of Jacob Walch, John D. Holst and Bertha Walch, Rev. J. P. Moomaw officiating.
Jerry Heckathorn went to Woodville Monday to spend the Fourth. He will be accompanied home by his brother-in-law, Mr. Meagley, and family.
Our road supervisor, John Ashpole, has had a load of bridge plank hauled to be used in reflooring the approach on the north end of the bridge at this place.
A. J. Daley, our magnetic healer, presents to the readers of the Mail this week an endorsement from Mrs. J. E. Geary, a lady who was a resident of our town for years.
Mrs. Sallie A. Collins and Miss Fishel, who have been visiting relatives here, started last Sunday for their home in Colorado, being called there by sickness in the family.
Miss Mae Millsap, of Ashland, finished a very successful term of school in the Antelope district last Friday. She is so highly appreciated by the patrons of the school that the directors have secured her for another term.
O. P. McGee and family returned last week from Josephine County, where they had been to attend the funeral of Mr. McGee's mother. While there their son, Donnie, was taken sick and was unable to return with them, but returned Saturday.
As Mrs. W. R. Potter is constantly receiving new goods in her racket and millinery store, she wants to keep up with the times in the way of news also, so she has concluded to subscribe for the leading newspaper in Southern Oregon, the Medford Mail.
Rev. Eby and family came out from Jacksonville last Sunday and were the guests of Rev. and Mrs. Moomaw. The reverend gentleman preached here in the morning to a fair congregation. L. D. Minear and family, living near Jacksonville, also came out to attend church and have a picnic dinner on the banks of our beautiful Little Butte Creek.
Medford Mail, July 5, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.The haying season is just over in this vicinity.
Wm. McKee, of Big Butte, was on a business trip in this part of the country the first of the week.
W. H. Meeker and party, of Medford, passed through town Monday on their way home from a mountain excursion.
J. H. Hammersley, accompanied by his father, of Gold Hill, called in town Monday while on their way to McCallister Springs.
In the same pretty grove, as described two years ago, near a very cool spring, the people of South Butte met to commemorate our national holiday. The program was admirably presided over by J. R. Tyrrell, and consisted of songs, the reading of the Declaration and recitations, which were effectively rendered, and at the close of which sumptuous dinners were spread from well-filled baskets and everybody invited to the generous hospitality. The baseball game in the afternoon between the Brownsboro and Lake Creek teams resulted in favor of the former. The party at night was largely attended. A general success was voted over the whole time by both the home people and the numbers from abroad.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.The sound of harvesters is beginning to be heard in this neighborhood.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
S. B. Holmes has torn down the old Inlow barn and is erecting a new one in its stead.
Our road supervisor, John Ashpole, has refloored the approach at the north end of the bridge at this place.
Miss Corum passed through here Saturday on her way to Big Butte, where she is engaged to teach school.
Quite a number of our citizens went to the different towns in the valley to celebrate the Fourth. All report having had a good time.
A. J. Daley calls the attention of the readers of the Mail this week to what Mrs. Scott Pool has to say in regard to his ability to relieve pain.
Thomas Henderson, who has been in California for some time looking after his mining interests, returned last week to his home near this place.
The school directors of this district have engaged Miss Richardson to teach the primary department of our school this fall and winter.
A Mr. Comstock, of South Dakota, was here last week looking for a location. He seemed favorably impressed with our country and its possibilities.
Scott Pool went to the range last Sunday to look after his horses. There seems to have been some trouble of late in regard to horses being driven off the range.
Mr. DeCarlow, of Elk Creek, came out last Saturday with a bunch of cattle for Wm. Ulrich. He delivered the cattle at the ranch here, going on to Medford the same day.
Ed Hanley, of Humboldt County, California, who is stopping here at present, has sold his interest in the Gray Eagle silver mine, at Salt Lake, to R. H. McDonnell; consideration, $1300.
The Central Point ball club came out last Sunday and played against a picked-up team of our boys. The score stood 22 to 11, in favor of Eagle Point. Quite a number of young people came out from Central Point to witness the game.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Edward Simon, of Tolo, visited relatives and friends here last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Chris Beale, of Mt. Pitt precinct, visited Jacksonville several days last week.
Frank Foster made a trip to Ashland last Sunday, combining business with pleasure.
Your Eagle Point correspondent made a business trip to Big Butte the first of the week.
Porter Robinett came over from Hurley, Calif., last Friday for a visit with relatives and friends.
W. R. Potter has purchased about forty tons of baled hay of J. W. Grover at $9 per ton at the press.
Business seems to be on the increase in our town, as our leading merchants are constantly receiving new goods.
Robt. Came, a former resident of this place, later of Illinois, is here for a visit and will probably remain for some time.
Miss Ollie Tungate, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E. Pool, returned to her home in Mt. Pitt precinct last week.
The young people of this vicinity had a social dance here last Saturday evening, which proved to be a very pleasant affair.
Quite a number of people have been passing here of late on their way to Klamath County to engage in haying in that section.
The A. J. Daley sawmill on Round Top is running again, and as soon as the roads can be worked a little lumber will be hauled from there.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown, accompanied by Mr. B.'s sister, Mrs. S. B. Holmes, and his mother, Mrs. Geo. Brown, spent last Friday with S. A. Carlton and family.
Mrs. Porter Robinett returned from the Daley sawmill last week, where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Daley, Sr., who returned home with Mrs. Robinett.
A. McNeil, one of the oldest pioneers in the county if not of the state, who was partially paralyzed for some time, has had another stroke of paralysis and is very low.
Wort. Pool and family took a trip to Big Butte last week, where Jason Hartman is building a new bridge. They were accompanied by Mrs. Frank Pool, whose husband is employed on the bridge.
Medford Mail, July 19, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Fishing is good along the creek at present.
C. A. Edmondson, of Big Butte, has just finished a contract of delivering several thousand fine shakes to J. K. Bell.
Miss Donna Bell is spending the vacation at home after closing a very successful term of school near Woodville.
Miss Cressie Norton closed her school at Lake Creek last Friday with an entertainment. She returned to her home in Ashland last Tuesday.
A lively game of baseball was played here last Sunday between the Lake Creek and Brownsboro teams, resulting in a score of 15 to 18 in favor of the former.
Medford Mail, July 19, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Etta Wilson was the guest of Miss Mattie Taylor last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Pool were the guests of Wort. Pool last Sunday.
Mrs. Tice, of Medford, was visiting friends in this vicinity last week.
R. G. Brown and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carlton last Sunday.
Mrs. John Rader and Mrs. H. T. Severance were the guests of Mrs. Howlett last Sunday.
Miss Oden, who has been teaching on Elk Creek, has closed her school. She was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jonas last Sunday night.
John Cooke, who recently had his hand quite badly cut on a saw while working at the Reeser sawmill, passed through here last week on his way home.
J. Hartman, the bridge builder, stopped with us one night last week. He is working on the Big Butte bridge at present. While here he subscribed for the Mail.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown, Misses Mattie and Lottie Taylor and Etta Wilson, Merritt Brown and Lloyd Wade took a trip to the head of the Fish Lake Ditch last Sunday.
Perry McGee came up from Josephine County last week. He was accompanied by his niece, Miss Stella McGee, who has been visiting relatives there for some time.
Frank Brown and S. B. Holmes recently went on an outing and fishing excursion. They succeeded in buying some fish and returned home fully satisfied with their outing.
A. J. Daley, our magnetic healer, presents to the readers of the Mail this week what Rev. J. P. Moomaw has to say in regard to his ability to relieve the suffering caused by sprains and rheumatism.
Mr. Cline and family, accompanied by Wm. Smith, passed through here last Sunday on their way to the upper Rogue River country, where they are engaged in making shakes and hauling them to Medford.
C. E. Kirk, of Yamhill County, Oregon, who is working in the interest of the American Sunday school Union, was here the first of last week and assisted in the reorganization of our Sunday school. O. P. McGee was elected superintendent, W. R. Potter assistant superintendent, and Mrs. J. W. Grover secretary and treasurer. The Sunday school will be held next Sunday at 10 o'clock.
Your correspondent made a business trip to Rancheria the first of last week. Talking about fat stock, Mr. Ulrich and Mr. McGee have about four hundred head of cattle on the ranch and they are looking fine. While on the road I stopped and took dinner with those whole-souled people, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chambers, Jr., who are living on the old Dunlap place. While I was there they decided to subscribe for the Mail, as they want to keep posted on all general topics. Mr. Chambers was putting up a fine lot of hay for future use.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Ira Tungate of Mr. Pitt precinct, has purchased a new organ.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coy, July 21, 1901, a daughter.
John Williscroft, the druggist, was called to Medford last Saturday.
Mrs. Settles, of East Medford, was the guest of Mrs. Moomaw last week.
Emanuel Pool is making preparations to build an addition onto his home.
Merchant Daley is having lumber hauled for the erection of a new store house.
Wm. Mitchell and family, of Evans Creek, were the guests of Geo. W. Daley, Jr., last Sunday.
Peter Robinett and family, of Hornbrook, who have been visiting in this section, returned home last week.
Mrs. C. H. Jones, nee Lelah Fryer, arrived from Seattle last week on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
Mrs. Rhoda Miller and family in company with Mr. Roper and family and Mr. and Mrs. Millsap, all of Ashland, stopped overnight here one night last week en route home from Crater Lake.
The extreme dry weather is affecting the water supply in this section. One well that up to this year has always had about forty feet of water in it has just about gone dry, and some of the springs in this locality have gone entirely dry.
Jas. Lewis and son, Eddie, of the Sterling district, came up last week. Mr. Lewis reports the mines in that section shut down now for the purpose of cleaning up. Eddie remained for a few days with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howlett.
Last Sunday at the close of the Sunday school, Rev. Moomaw lectured to the children. He gave a fine talk and held the attention of the entire school, numbering in all about forty children. In the afternoon he lectured at the Brownsboro Sunday school.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce, of Forest Creek, came over last week and spent a few days with Mrs. Pearce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer. Mr. Pearce left Sunday morning for Eastern Oregon, where he goes to seek a location, he having leased his mine for two years.
Frank Poole, the carpenter, is kept quite busy these times. He is now engaged on the Elk Creek bridge and has several jobs awaiting him here. When a good mechanic like Mr. Poole locates in a prosperous community like this, he can always find plenty of employment.
Alfred Letcher and family of Tillamook County, arrived here last week and have rented the old Haselton property. He is a jeweler and expects to follow that line of business here, and if circumstances seem to justify, he will handle wagons and musical instruments in connection with his regular trade. His oldest daughter, Miss Florence, is a music teacher, and an effort is already being made to organize her a class in music. They come well recommended by the local papers of their town.
Misses Jessie and Lillie Gregory and Mr. Nye, of Medford, spent last Sunday here, the guest of Mrs. A. J. Florey. While here, in company with Miss Ethyl Florey, the party went on a little fishing excursion. They succeeded in catching one fish about four inches long, which our fish inspector decided was a polliwog. However, they had a good time and went home feeling greatly refreshed after their day's outing. Later:--The fish caught by the ladies and Mr. Nye was purloined and afterwards retaken, and our justice of the peace forwarded it to them Monday morning by mail.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.James Cline has moved his family into the Coy house.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. J. K. Bell was doing business in our town last week.
John Rader has commenced to haul the lumber in to build his new house.
A. Pool and son, Benton, went to Salem last week to visit Mr. Pool's daughter and family.
Scott Pool and family moved up to the Fish Lake Ditch last week, where he expects to remain for a while.
Mr. DeCarlow, of Elk Creek, returned from a trip to Gold Hill and Ashland last week, stopping overnight here.
Our people are considerably elated over the prospect of a ditch being brought from Rogue River to this section of the country.
Mrs. A. J. Florey went to Prospect the first of the week to spend a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Nye.
Miss Tavia Howlett was visiting friends in Ashland last week, the guest of Mrs. Mae Millsap. She returned home Saturday.
Mrs. E. Pool went to Mt. Pitt last week to spend a few weeks during the hot weather with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tungate.
It is evident that a great deal of building is being done, as scarcely a day passes but what several loads of lumber, shingles and shakes are hauled through our town.
A. Letcher, recently from Tillamook, has rented a part of Joe Wilson's shop and has opened a jewelry store. He is also prepared to supply the traveling public with baled hay.
The weather is breaking all previous records. Last Sunday the thermometer registered 108 in as cool a place as could be found in our town and 116 at the post office, but still there are no prostrations or sunstrokes, and men work right along as though this was nothing unusual.
Mrs. Winninger, a sister of the late Aaron Chambers, who has been visiting the family of Col. Maury, near Jacksonville, came over last Sunday in company with Henry Maury and his sister, Miss Mollie, to visit her niece, Mrs. A. N. Thomas. Mrs. Thomas' son, Charles, and wife of Central Point, were also visiting her Sunday.
Andrew McNeil died on July 31, 1901, after a lingering illness, aged eighty-five years and five months. Mr. McNeil was born in Randolph County, Indiana, March 1, 1816, and came to Jackson County, Oregon, in 1852. He was married to Mary E. Mathews on August 2, 1869. He leaves a wife and three children and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Commissioner Riley, of Antelope, was in town upon business Monday.
Messrs. Bradshaw and Stevens are starting up their threshing machine this week.
Comb brothers of Ashland spent the noon hour in town Monday while on their return from taking a party of tourists to the Dead Indian springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Prall, of Central Point, were visiting with Mrs. Prall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Cox, of Big Butte, this week.
John Mann, of Sams Valley, was taken suddenly and severely ill with a reattack of an old malady while working on the ditch last week. He was taken to his home Friday where since then death has relieved him from his sufferings.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Benj. Higinbotham spent a few days in Eagle Point last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
R. R. Minter is also erecting a new barn on the old Mensor place.
Walter Woods is erecting a new barn on the place he bought from Dan Gray.
The headers have about completed their work in this section of the country.
Frank and Irvin Pool and John Smith made a business trip to Medford one day last week.
Mrs. Harry Carlton has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, for a few days.
Misses Alta Wood and Anna Noah were the guests of the former's sister, Mrs. James Cline, a few days this week.
Holmes Bros. are putting grain bins in their warehouse so as to avoid using so many sacks to hold their wheat.
Misses Donna Mabel and Bessie Bell and Sophia Ratrie, of Brownsboro, were pleasant callers on Eagle Point friends Sunday.
Mr. Noah and daughter, Miss Anna, spent Sunday with James Cline and family, returning to their home in Sams Valley Monday.
There is a great deal of travel on this road a present, some hauling lumber, while others are en route to the different summer resorts.
Mr. W. A. Davidson of Medford, who has been working on the F.L. Ditch, came down last week to be treated by him for rheumatism.
A dance was given at the hall last Friday night. There was a large crowd in attendance and all report having an enjoyable time.
A gentleman from Phoenix lectured at the old school house last Sunday evening to a large audience. His subject was "Life's Railway to Heaven."
Miss Mollie Nichols, of Sams Valley, was the guest of Mrs. Elva Middlebusher a few days last week. She was accompanied home by Miss Middlebusher.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Howlett, accompanied by their daughters, Hattie and Agnes, left last Wednesday for Ft. Klamath, to visit their daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt.
E. Pool went to Mt. Pitt one day last week. He returned home Sunday, accompanied by Mrs. Pool, who has been spending a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tungate.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gregory, of Big Sticky, were the guests of Mrs. A. M. Thomas one day last week. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Winninger, who has been visiting Mrs. Thomas.
The question often comes up when I solicit ads for the Mail whether these ads do any good, and as an evidence that they do, we will call the attention of the readers of the Mail to the fact that Mr. A. J. Daley has been inserting brief testimonials in the Mail, and the result is people are coming from a distance to be treated by him.
A few days ago three men from Minnesota passed through our town on their way to the timber belt and expressed their surprise at finding stores at Eagle Point containing a general assortment of goods, and remarked that if they had known that there were such stores out here they would have come out and bought their supplies. See the advantage of advertising.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 5
A Brownsboro Item.
George Brown, the young architect, with Manley Conley at the helm, are nearing the completion of the storehouse they have erected in Brownsboro. The former contemplates engaging in the mercantile business in the near future. George is a young man who possesses unsurpassed qualities. In profession he is a facsimile of his father, and knowing him to be very delinquent [sic] we predict for him a brilliant future. Much credit is due Manley Conley for ingenuity displayed and interest manifested in so hazardous an undertaking, which impresses us that there is nothing difficult to him who wills.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Ringer, the painter, who is at present working in Central Point, spent last Sunday here.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
J. J. Fryer and family spent last Sunday at the farm of W. W. French, on Rogue River.
County Commissioner Thomas Riley was smiling on his Eagle Point friends last Sunday.
Mrs. Officer, of Grass Valley, Calif., arrived last Saturday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown.
Quite a number of the little friends of Miss Nora Daley gave her a surprise birthday party last Sunday. All report a very pleasant time.
Our school will commence the second Monday in September, with Prof. Bish as principal and Miss Richardson as teacher of the primary department.
Quite a number of our baseball enthusiasts went to Jacksonville last Sunday to witness the game between Grants Pass and a Jackson County team.
Frank and Benton Pool are working on John Rader's house, and as soon as that is completed Frank Pool will commence work on Mr. Daley's new store house.
About twenty-five of the music lovers of our little city met at the church last Sunday afternoon and spent the time singing. They will meet next Sunday at 4 p.m.
John Hart and Robt. Came accompanied Mrs. Smith to Medford one day last week, where she took the train for her home in Yreka. Mrs. Smith is a sister of Mr. Hart.
There will be preaching at the Dunkard Church next Sunday. In all probability the services will be conducted by a gentleman from Talent, but if not Rev. Moomaw will preach.
I am requested to state to the readers of the Mail in this section that arrangements have been made so that the old school books can be exchanged for the new series at A. J. Florey's.
Walter Robinett came down from the Fish Lake Ditch last Friday night and telephoned to Medford for a doctor for Fred Mitchell, who was taken suddenly ill, caused by being jarred by a premature explosion of a blast.
Mrs. A. J. Florey and two children returned last Friday from a visit with her parents at Flounce Rock. She was accompanied by her brother, Nelson Nye, who returned home Saturday, taking Miss Floy Florey with him.
Our Sunday school is progressing nicely, there being about forty in regular attendance. An effort was made last Sunday to procure more song books, and there is strong talk of purchasing an organ for Sunday school and church purposes.
----Your Eagle Point correspondent, wife and two daughters, Hattie and Agnes, started from their home in Eagle Point, Wednesday, August 7th, for Klamath County. Had gone but a short distance when we overtook Lawyer Phipps and Dave Phipps, of Medford, headed for the mountains for a hunt. As we started with the calculation of only touching the high places we passed on and soon overtook three more wagons. I recognized some of them as the Jeff Grigsby family, and later on we passed Mr. Cranson and family on their way to Klamath County. In the afternoon we camped for lunch at the Big Butte bridge, a new structure that Mr. Hartman had just put up and one that reflects credit on the builders. Along here we met several loads of lumber on the way out to the valley. Passing on, the first place of note was T. B. Higinbotham's ranch and blacksmith shop, where everything looked as though prosperity had struck them hard, and as we journeyed on we passed by several fine farms and soon reached the top of the grade on the north side of Rogue River at 6:45 p.m., and camped for the night. The next morning we traveled through some fine farms, but most of them had changed so since I last passed over the road, twenty-five years ago, that it was hard for me to locate the old ones, several farms having been located since then. The old Akins sawmill at Prospect shows the effects of the actions of the elements there, that the business done now is less than in years gone by. After leaving Prospect we entered one of the finest bodies of timber in the county, where one sees yellow and sugar pine, fir and yew timber of the finest quality, some of the trees reaching one hundred feet without a limb. At Union Creek we found hay at one cent a pound and here we replenished our stock and went five miles further to Silver Camp for dinner. At this place we met two families from Fresno County, California. They were out looking at the country and had traveled up the coast to Crescent City, thence to Jackson County and were on their way to look over Eastern Oregon. After talking with them for a while one of them remarked that Douglas County was the best advertised of any county in the state, except the Willamette Valley, and that was what they had to go by, but after I left him one of the men remarked to the other, so that my wife heard him, that he had a great notion to go home and move to Jackson County this fall. They appeared to be men of means and are looking for a healthy country and I recommended the Rogue River Valley. Passing on from Silver Camp we met with nothing of interest until we reached Castle Court. Here along the banks of the Rogue River are tall pyramids of sandstone that have stood for ages, but I can see that there is quite a change in the last twenty-five years. That night we camped at the foot of the mountain on the way to Crater Lake. Here we met G. L. Davis and family, and Joseph Davis and family, and Joseph Thomas and wife, they having been to the lake the day before and were returning home. The next morning we ascended the hill to the lake, but I will not attempt a description of the grand scenery as that has been done so often. Remaining there just long enough to take in the sights, we crossed the summit of the mountain and started down the Annie Creek road, and here I will express my surprise that there has been so little said about the grand scenery along the Annie Creek Canyon. Shortly after the stream bursts from its hiding place under the mountain, it enters a deep canyon that it follows for several miles, and along which there is some of the finest sights on the whole route. As we entered the Wood River Valley we noticed a change in twenty-five years; then a vast prairie, now cut up into farms, and many of them have large groves of timber growing on them. Some have been planted, while others have simply grown without any assistance. The stockmen are all busy putting up hay, there being very little farming done here. It is estimated that there will be between seven and eight thousand tons of hay cut this year.
JOTTINGS WHILE EN ROUTE TO FT. KLAMATH.
Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.John Barneburg, of Medford, was in this vicinity last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Randall, of South Butte, were in town Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Terrilll visited relatives at Talent Saturday and Sunday.
Several of our citizens attended the McNeal sale of horses at Eagle Point Monday.
Jas. Stewart, of Medford, returned home Wednesday after spending several days with relatives here and at Lake Creek.
Miss Donna Bell left for the vicinity of Woodville, where she commenced teaching school on Monday last.
J. N. Hockersmith and family of Griffin Creek, accompanied by Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, of Medford, visited relatives here a few days since.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Rev. Wilson, of Talent, preached here last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Oglesby and daughter are visiting at O. P. McGee's.
Mrs. Clara Rader is quite seriously ill, we are sorry to report.
The little people had a birthday party last Sunday at the home of Mr. Jacks.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lewis were visiting Mrs. L's father, Mr. Nunan, last Sunday.
Mr. Jack, who purchased the Parliament place, is making some improvements on the residence.
Marion Stewart, the real estate man of Medford and Mr. Thornbrook were in this section last week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Nichols returned last Wednesday from an outing up on Willow Creek.
A. L. Haselton has quite a lot of lumber on hand to make more flume as he expects to enlarge his acreage for onions and berries.
Miss Mae Millsap, of Ashland, is the guest of Miss Tavia Howlett. They will commence teaching school in the Applegate district Monday, Sept. 2nd.
Mrs. W. W. Miller and son, of Ashland, came up last Saturday and will visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, and her sister, Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
Ira Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came down last Saturday. He was accompanied by his mother, who will visit for awhile here with her daughter, Mrs. E. Pool.
H. F. Michell, of Evans Creek, was a visitor at S. F. Robinett's last Saturday night. Mr. Mitchell came up to take his son, Fred, home with him, as he was reported on the sick list.
Jas. Lewis and family, of Sterling, visited relatives here last Sunday. He reports that the mines are still shut down there at present and consequently there is but little doing in that section.
Last Sunday was the occasion of merrymaking in the Geo. Brown home, as most all of the children were home on a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Scoy were up from Montague, Calif., and Mesdames Holmes and Carlton, of Central Point, were up for a visit.
While O. P. McGee and boys were putting up hay in the Mt. Pitt district, they, in company with Boyd Potter and Cephas Moomaw, ascended to the top of Mt. Pitt. They report quite a difficult journey on their way up, but as the weather was fine and the sky clear, they had a grand view of the surrounding country.
Last Wednesday I took a trip to the Fish Lake Ditch, and from all appearances the ditch will surely go through. On my return home I stopped at Brownsboro and had quite a pleasant chat with Brownsboro's prospective merchant, Geo. Brown. George is an excellent young man of good business qualifications and we predict success for him.
Last Thursday Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Larimore, cousins of O. P. McGee, and Charles and Mattie McGee, all of Josephine County, came up for a visit with the McGee family. Mr. Howlett and family were invited in that evening and were treated to some fine singing. The following evening the same party were at Mr. Howlett's and spent another pleasant evening in singing and social converse.
----The haying season will probably continue until the first of next month, although the hay crop is not so good as usual in the Fort Klamath country. While there we found quite a number of our old acquaintances, and of course spoke a good word for the Mail. Mrs. T. A. Culbertson, one of our old neighbors, formerly Miss Mary Wiley, as soon as approached on the subject of subscribing for the Mail, ordered it at once as she felt lost without the news from Southern Oregon. She and her husband have been in this section of the country for two years and now have 500 acres of land and this summer are milking twenty-five cows for the creamery. During our stay there John Cox, formerly of Medford, sold 400 head of cattle for $9000 and rented his ranch for $1000 a year. The Hoyts are putting up hay for the ranchers on contract. Levi Murphy and family were putting up Mr. Fordyce's hay, and everybody seemed to be happy and prospering. Rev. Fysh is preaching at the Fort and is well liked and is doing well. Thursday morning, the 15th, we bade farewell to our daughter and friends and started on our return trip. On the way we met a number on their way to Crater Lake and after passing the road leading to Huckleberry Mountain we passed a host of people en route thither. Many of them were strangers, but most of them were from the valley, among whom were D. T. Lawton, daughter and nephew, of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Reames, Mr. Cronemiller, Dr. Reuter, Mr. and Mrs. Crook and others from Jacksonville on their way to the lake and Pelican Bay. George Jackson and a family from California were taking in the sights of Southern Oregon. We also met Mr. Damon and family, Messrs. H. C. Turpin, A. Wyland and one of his son-in-laws on their way to the huckleberry patch. There was nothing of interest occurred the rest of the way, and we reached home at 5 o'clock the second day from the Fort.
JOTTINGS ON THE WAY TO FORT KLAMATH.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.The Eagle Point school will commence next Monday, September 9.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Last week Mrs. A. McNeil had a public sale of horses. They sold at good prices.
Miss Tavia Howlett went over to Sterling last Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. J. M. Lewis.
Charles Wright and son, of Ashland, were in this section of the country last week upon business.
Mrs. Frank Tungate, of Mt. Pitt, who has been visiting her children here, returned home last Sunday.
Allen Strickland and family were in from Table Rock last Saturday to visit his mother, Mrs. H. T. Severance.
Holmes Bros. are running their mill to its utmost capacity night and day, and still cannot supply the demand.
Miss Ollie Tungate went to Medford last Saturday and made arrangements to attend the Medford Academy this fall.
Mrs. S. M. Wilkinson, of Jacksonville, is visiting old friends in this section. She was the guest of N. A. Young and family last week.
Mrs. Emma Baker and her cousin, Mrs. Foley, of Tolo, were the guests of the former's sister, Mrs. E. Pool, last week. Mrs. Foley returned to her home Saturday.
Merchant A. J. Daley made a business trip to Jacksonville last week. On his way home he stopped in Medford and purchased a new supply of goods from the merchants there.
A family by the name of Martin has moved into the A. J. Daley house. This leaves but three vacant houses in town, and they all will soon be filled by families who are anxious to take advantage of our school facilities.
Messrs. Bradshaw and Stevens have been in this section with their threshing machine. Those who were fortunate enough to have their threshing done before it rained are rejoicing, as the rain will stop work for a few days.
Mrs. D. H. S. Pearce and son, of Forest Creek, were the guests of Mrs. A. M. Thomas one night last week. They were on their way to Huckleberry Mountain, when the young man was taken sick and they had to stop over for a day or two.
It was announced last week that Miss Mae Millsap would commence her school in the Antelope district on Monday of this week, but later the directors decided to have her postpone it for a week, so school will begin on Monday, September 9.
J. M. Simmons, of St. Louis, has just come out from Mt. Pitt precinct and reports that there are several persons in that section, from California, who are killing deer by the wholesale and drying the meat, intending to take it to California to sell. He suggests that the authorities ought to look after them.
Last week I took a trip to Ashland via the the hill road, and was surprised to see so much building going on all along the route. Every indication is that the development of Southern Oregon has just commenced and that in the near future industries will be introduced which will entirely revolutionize the old systems.
In my last by some means the name of Miss E. O. Haynes, of Grants Pass, who was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. McGee, and whose name should have appeared in the list of singers, was omitted. She is a daughter of Rev. Haynes of the M.E. Church South, and is one of the finest musicians in Southern Oregon.
The Eagle Point Hotel changed hands last Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. A. Pool, who have conducted the hotel for over seventeen years, are retiring and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thomas [are] taking charge of the business. Mr. and Mrs. Pool will move to their farm on the edge of the desert, where they will reside permanently. They expect to derive great benefit from the Fish Lake Ditch, which is surveyed along the hillside on their place for a mile. We bespeak for the new proprietors of the hotel a liberal patronage.
Medford Mail, September 6, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Born--On July 30, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Winkle, a son.
Geo. Brown has completed his store building and is preparing to open up for business soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klingle, of Lake Creek, are the proud parents of a son born August 31, 1901.
Messrs. Bradshaw and Stevens are doing good work with their threshing machine this season.
Miss Lottie Taylor, of Eagle Point, has been visiting with Misses Nora and Edna Charley the last few days.
Mr. Maxcy, of Medford, made a trip to Big Butte recently to look after the improving of his homestead which he has lately taken.
Iva May Wright, of Lake Creek, died August 13, 1901, after a short illness, aged eleven years, four months and eleven days. Iva was a bright, intelligent little girl whom everybody loved. A mother, sister and two brothers mourn her loss. Interment was held in the Brownsboro cemetery, her little friends covering her grave with flowers. The deepest sympathy is felt for the bereaved relatives by their many friends.
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep;Medford Mail, September 6, 1901, page 5
Too much for me do not weep;
We'll meet again, oh, Mother, dear,
In that home of heavenly cheer.
Eagle Point Eaglets.Geo. Brown & Sons are putting a new front onto their store.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover have gone to the huckleberry patch.
John Fisher and family have moved into the Fryer house on the north side of Butte Creek.
Wm. Betz and family and Lee Black and sister, Martha, came in from Klamath County last week.
Mr. Peyton, formerly postmaster at Peyton, left last week for California. Mrs. Peyton was installed as postmaster of that place.
One day last week Mrs. H. T. Severance went to shake a yellow jacket off her hand and in doing so threw one of her fingers out of place.
Messrs Letcher and Morton took a trip to the Big Butte country for a hunt last week but met with little success, as there was too much foliage on the underbrush.
Rev. Fysh and family, of Ft. Klamath, came over last week and were given a cordial greeting by their many old friends. Mr. Fysh preached for us on Sunday.
Jos. Martin, the gentleman who recently moved into the Daley house, was made happy Sept. 8th, upon the arrival of a new baby boy. They are now readers of the Mail.
Mr. Knighten and family, who have been stopping in Central Point for some time in order to give their son medical treatment, are in our midst again and are camped in Mrs. Thomas' yard.
The Meeker brothers, formerly of Big Butte, now of Colorado, sons of A. J. Meeker, of Big Butte, spent last Monday night here, and on Tuesday, in company with their father, went to his home on Big Butte.
Foster & Hays gave a dance last Friday night at this place, which was not as largely attended as was hoped for. Mrs. C. Thomas gave the supper, and it is reported to be one of the most elaborate spreads ever given in Eagle Point.
Our school commenced last Monday with Prof. Bish as principal and Miss Clara Richardson in charge of the primary department. We have every indication of having a good school this winter, as both of the teachers come well recommended.
Last Sunday while little Austin Green was driving his grandfather's team, one of the tugs came unfastened, letting the tongue to the ground and in so doing broke the tongue and reach and throwing the little boy out of the wagon and the seat falling on top of him. Fortunately he was not hurt, but the broken end of the tongue ran into one of the horses' feet and hurt it quite badly.
Last week my daughter, Agnes, and myself took a trip to the Big Butte country, spending the night with Wm Chambers, Jr., and his estimable family. They are readers of the Mail and are well pleased with it. While on the way up we met teams loaded with lumber, shakes and posts in great quantities, which would indicate that these are prosperous times in Jackson County.
Jas. Ringer, one of the leading painters of Jackson County, who has been in Central Point for some time doing painting and paper hanging, was in our midst last week looking after his interests in this section. While here he took several orders for paper and subscribed for the Mail so that he could keep posted on this part of the country and send it as a letter every week to his children in Ohio.
Our little town was quite lively last week on account of so much hauling being done, and our streets gave the appearance of a city. At one time there were so many teams congregated that the travel was completely blocked and some of the teams from the mountains had to wait some time before they could pass.
Died--Aug. 9, 1901, of heart disease, at Seattle, Wash., A. V. Barnum, formerly of this place, aged about fifty-eight years. Mr. Barnum left this section of the country for the gold fields of Alaska, but not succeeding in that undertaking he returned to Washington, where he intended going into the restaurant business, but was suddenly called away, dying as he was walking the street with a friend.
Medford Mail, September 13, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.C. E. Terrell is moving his hay to town where he is storing it for sale during the winter.
Delbert Terrilll drove a fine band of cattle through town Wednesday on his way to the valley.
J. C. Geer is running an express wagon between the Fish Lake ditch camp and Medford.
Wm. Martin, of Lake Creek, returned home a few days since, after spending the summer east of the mountains.
Miss Edith Cox, of Big Butte, accompanied her brother to Central Point Monday, where she is spending several days with her sister, Mrs. C. C. Prall.
Our town is busy with the motion and commotion of wagons--men with their families jostling on towards the ditch line, parties going to or from the various places of resort; besides our own people hauling and delivering their produce or taking it on to a further market.
Medford Mail, September 13, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Scoy went to Medford last week for a visit with relatives, after which they returned to their home at Montague, Calif.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Holmes Bros. are doing a rushing business at their Snowy Butte mill this fall. They are sending large quantities of mill stuff to Josephine County.
Our town is being decorated with new business signs, A. J. Florey, our grocer and postmaster, having a new one, as also John Williscroft, the druggist.
Bradshaw & Stevens brought in their thresher last week, having finished work in the Table Rock section. They have had a fairly good run this season.
A family named Peachey, from Oklahoma, is camped here. They are looking for a home where they can educate their children and will probably locate in some town in the valley.
Rev. R. Fysh left last Wednesday for his home in Klamath County, loaded with supplies for himself and neighbors. He may return later and take a load of fruit to Lake County.
About twenty little folks gave Roy McGee a surprise party last Friday night, taking refreshments with them. They played until ten o'clock, when they returned to their homes, having enjoyed the evening very much.
Chris Cawley and family and the Misses Newton, of Klamath County, and Miss Icy March, of Coquille City, were the guests of Mrs. A. M. Thomas last week. Miss March has gone to Medford to attend the academy.
Wm. Smith, living on Rogue River, had the misfortune to fall about twenty feet last week. Several ribs were broken by his fall and he was otherwise badly hurt. At last accounts he was in a precarious condition and fears were entertained that he could not recover.
A Mr. Henderson and family stopped one night last week with Rev. J. P. Moomaw. They left Talent a few years ago for Arkansas, but that country did not suit them. They then tried Missouri, Kansas and Idaho, and have finally returned to Jackson County, where they will probably remain.
A. M. DeCarlow, accompanied by Miss Ardella Oden, stopped in town last week while on his way to Medford. Mr. DeCarlow is one of Elk Creek's prosperous farmers and stockraisers, and Miss Oden has been teaching school in that district. They report that there is considerable activity in that section. Quite a number of new buildings are going up and arrangements are being made to have the school house moved to the mouth of the creek, near the fish hatchery.
Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.G. L. Davis was interviewing our merchants one day last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. E. Simon came up from Tolo last week on a business trip.
Miss Elsie Nye left last week for a visit with relatives near Roseburg.
Deputy Sheriff Thompson was out visiting John Williscroft one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Daley came down from their sawmill on Round Top last Saturday.
The stock men in this section are gathering their beef cattle and getting ready for the fall shipments.
Rev. Eby came out last Sunday and gave the Sunday school a short talk. He returned home the same day.
A. J. Daley made a business trip to Medford last week, where he procured goods to replenish his stock until his goods arrived from the East.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover returned from the huckleberry patch last week and report having gathered about twenty-five gallons of berries.
Jos. Martin's little boy was taken quite sick last Friday night and A. J. Daley, the magnetic healer, was called in and relieved him in a few minutes.
Jos. Martin and Scott Pool came down from the big ditch last Saturday. They report that hands are so scarce that they have not enough to run the teams.
A. J. Daley & Son call the attention of the readers of the Mail to the fact that they have a sawmill and planer for sale. See local elsewhere in this paper.
Holmes Bros., of Snowy Butte mills, have been putting in a new dam. They are receiving large quantities of wheat, notwithstanding the cry of short crops.
Vast quantities of lumber are being hauled through here daily. One day last week there were ten loads passed through here, and some of the teams had two wagons attached.
We are informed that every house in Eagle Point except one is engaged for the winter by families who are desirous of taking advantage of our surroundings and good school.
Mr. Knighten, who has been camped in Mrs. Thomas' yard for some time, is making arrangements to move into the house formerly occupied by A. C. Howlett on the W. B. Daley place.
I understand that the services of Miss Euola Haynes have been secured to teach a class in music here this winter. She comes well recommended as a music teacher and a large class is assured.
Our citizens turned out en masse last Thursday and attended memorial services. Rev. J. P. Moomaw conducted the services and made some very appropriate remarks, after which he requested the audience to sing the President's favorite hymn, "Nearer My God to Thee." At the close of the hymn A. C. Howlett made a few remarks. The entire community feel that they have met with a severe loss and the general sentiment seems to be that Congress must enact some law to put a stop to the anarchist element of the foreign countries being forced upon us.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Blakely and Miranda, of Multnomah County, came into this vicinity a few days since.
Mrs. H. A. Meyers, accompanied by Mrs. August Meyers, called on friends in town while going to the valley last week.
Mr. Hosmer, of South Butte, was in town Wednesday. He is hauling material to build a new dwelling house in the near future.
Mr. Turner, who has spent the summer working on the ditch, returned with his family to their home near Medford this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols called in town Tuesday, while on their return trip from Big Butte, where they had spent several days visiting with relatives.
L. C. Charley and family have moved to Mrs. M. M. Brown's place, Mrs. Brown having moved down to town. Mr. and Mrs. Charley sold their home place to Jno. Cook, of the Willamette Valley. They intend to improve, and build, on another section of their farm next spring.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. and Mrs. John Rader have moved into their new house.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw made a business trip to the county seat last week.
W. O. Fox and family, of Ashland, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thos. E. Nichols last week.
James Cline and family have moved to Snow, where he expects to work in the lumber business.
Mrs. Emma Baker and Misses Julia Ayres and Ollie Tungate, of Mt. Pitt, were visiting Mrs. E. Pool last week.
The Peachey families have moved into the Coy house in town. By next week every available house in town will be occupied.
Mrs. A. L. Haselton gave a party to several of the schoolmates of her son, Frank, last Sunday, it being his eighth birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henderson are the happy parents of a new baby which came to their home, near Eagle Point, last week.
Some of our farmers have commenced to sow wheat, while others are plowing the ground and getting ready to sow later in the season.
Jeff Grigsby, the Agate postmaster, has built a new house to be used as a residence and also as a store in connection with the post office.
Mrs. Kelso, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Alta Wood, came up last Friday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Cline, before she left for her new home at Snow.
Our school is gradually filling up. Children are coming from adjoining districts, and families are moving into town to take advantage of the good school facilities.
Mr. DeCarlow and Miss Oden passed through here last Saturday on their way to Medford. Miss Oden will go from there to Klamath County, where her parents reside.
Born--On September 13, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Les Shaw, of Clackamas County, a daughter. Mrs. Shaw was formerly Miss Nettie Cooke, a niece of Mrs. Howlett, and lived here two years ago.
Nick Young, Jr., came very near being seriously injured one day last week. He was riding on some dump boards when the horses became frightened and commenced to run, throwing him off. He was quite badly hurt, but at last account he was doing well.
J. N. Archibald, of Portland, stopped here Sunday night on his way from Lakeview to Medford. He reported about four inches of snow on the summit at the head of Rogue River. He said it was snowing at Lakeview when he left there on the 22nd, and that some of the stockmen had fifteen days' haying yet to do this fall.
Medford Mail, October 4, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. J. N. Nichols and her daughter, Miss Dollie, were the guests of Mrs. Howlett last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Ira Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, made a business trip to Medford and Jacksonville last Saturday.
Miss Tavia Howlett left last Wednesday morning on the excursion for Portland, to remain indefinitely.
Two families by the name of Clark and Beck have moved in the Riddle house to take advantage of our school facilities.
A. J. Daley has been getting the rock out for the foundation of his new store and expects to have the carpenters at work on it soon.
There is some talk of giving an entertainment here in the near future for the purpose of getting a new organ for the Sunday school.
J. Hartman and Mr. Robbins will soon commence reroofing the grist mill and putting up porches to protect the wagons from the rain while loading and unloading.
John Smith, who has been working for Joseph Rader for about two years, went to Portland on the excursion and from there he will go to Hood River, where he will work for a railroad company.
According to the latest census report, there are twenty-five school children in the Sunnyside part of the town, and one of our teachers is talking of requiring more seats and desks in her department.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hoyt, A. Hoyt and Mrs. Hoyt's two sisters, the Misses Ingle, came over from Ft. Klamath last week. One of the young ladies will attend St. Mary's Academy in Jacksonville, and the other will remain in the valley during the winter.
A mining man by the name of Chamberlain, accompanied by his wife, were in this neighborhood last Friday night on his way to the Fish Lake Ditch. He is around looking at the various mines in our county and regrets that the water is so scarce in the mining regions that they cannot be worked to a better advantage.
Miss E. Haynes, accompanied by Miss Laura and Chas. McGee and Mr. Green, came up from Grants Pass last week. The latter two have gone to the hills for a hunt. Miss Haynes will organize a class in music and commence teaching at once. The prospects are that she will have a large class, as she comes highly recommended.
Last Sunday was the day for the election of officers in the Sunday school, and all the old officers were reelected with the exception of the Bible class teacher and the organist. A. C. Howlett was elected as teacher of the Bible class and Miss Haynes as organist. At the close of the regular work the superintendent announced that next Sunday at 10 o'clock Misses Haynes and Richardson would sing a duet, and the following Sunday there would be one by Mr. R. G. Brown and someone whom she may select.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Born--On October 11, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey, a son.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Mike Hanley was a pleasant caller on Mrs. Howlett on Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. Beck, who recently moved into the Riddle house, has moved from there to Brownsboro.
Benj. Fredenburg stopped here Sunday night, on his way to Medford with a load of shakes.
Henry Taylor, one of the enterprising farmers of Eden precinct, was over to our mill last week after his winter supplies.
A. J. Daley has a force of men at work pushing to complete his new store building, getting it ready for his fall and winter stock of goods.
Nelson Nye and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Green, and Mr. Phipps, of Flounce Rock precinct, came out last Saturday and were the guests of A. J. Florey.
Married--On October 6th, at the residence of the bride's parents on Upper Little Butte, Henry Wahlers and Miss Emma Tonn, Rev. J. P. Moomaw officiating.
Our citizens were treated to a negro minstrel show one night last week. They had a good-sized audience and those who were present report a good entertainment.
A. Betz called on your correspondent last week. He reported that J. J. Howser, of Medford, had just completed a new barn for him. The building is 40x48 feet in size.
J. R. Neil, of Jacksonville, and his nephew, Fred R. Neil, of Ashland, were the guests of O. P. McGee last Sunday night. They were on their way to the Elk Creek country on a hunting trip.
Mr. Brown and family, who have been living on the Phipps place, north of town, for several years, moved to California last week. Mr. Ashpole has moved onto the place vacated by Mr. Brown.
Surveyor J. S. Howard and G. T. Jones, the county surveyor, were in Eagle Point one day last week. They had been doing some work on Rogue River and showing eastern capitalists some of the fine timber in that section.
John Hart and Mrs. Susan C. Woods were married at Jacksonville on October 5, 1901, by Judge Chas. Prim. The newly married couple left the same day on a trip to Astoria, returning home last Saturday.
Dr. W. B. Officer and his cousin, Frank Taylor, arrived here last week from Grass Valley, Calif. Dr. Officer has rented the Ashpole house and will remain here for some time, while Mr. Taylor is on his way to Montana.
A family by the name of Lanigan has moved into the Joe Wilson house, thus adding more children to our school. Prof. Bish told me a few days ago that there was room for four more pupils in each department and then all the seats would be full.
Medford Mail, October 18, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.F. M. Stewart, of Medford, was in town and vicinity a few days since.
C. C. Pletcher, of Medford, spent Saturday night in town while on his way to Big Butte.
Miss Sophia Ratrie went to Medford Monday, where she will attend the academy during the winter.
C. A. Elder and his brother Henry returned last week from near Bly, Klamath County, where they had spent the summer.
Frank Graham came home a few days since from Fort Klamath vicinity, where he was working through the summer season.
J. K. Tyrrell, who has been teaching a successful term of school at South Butte, went down Tuesday to attend the teachers institute at Ashland.
M. L. Pelling's apple pickers and packers, about thirty-six in number, came over last week to take charge of the fruit of the orchard purchased some weeks ago from C. E. Terrilll.
Our Sunday school was made very pleasant last Sunday evening by a party of young people from the Eagle Point Sunday school. These friendly visits exchanged help to create a lively interest in the Sabbath schools.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Culbertson, of Lake Creek, made a trip to Medford Monday. Mrs. Elizabeth Culbertson, just from Fort Klamath, came back with them. She will spend the winter with her daughter and son, Mrs. J. K. Bell and J. D. Culbertson.
The wedding of Gus Wahlers, of Wellen, and Miss Emma Tonn, of South Butte, took place at the home of the bride's parents, Sunday, the 6th. Rev. J. P. Moomaw performed the ceremony. The best wishes of the community are extended the happy couple.
Medford Mail, October 18, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Roy Surran, of Medford, was a guest at O. P. McGee's last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Haynes has her class in music organized and is progressing nicely.
George Brown & Sons have completed the front on their store house and put up a neat porch on the east side of the building.
A. M. Clark, manager of one of the road graders on the big ditch, was down Sunday and reports work in progress as well as could be expected.
Misses Lizzie and Gertrude Richardson, of Beagle, were visiting their sister, Miss Clara Richardson, our primary teacher, last Sunday at O. P. McGee's.
Jas. Ringer and D. C. Tryer, the painters and paper hangers, came out from Central Point last Sunday. They expect to do some work here soon for O. P. McGee and A. L. Haselton.
Benton Pool, who has been working on A. J. Daley's store building, left this week for Klamath County, in company with Jason Hartman, where they expect to put up several new barns.
Eli Ellis, of Ashland, has purchased the property known as the Mike Freeman place here, of J. J. Fryer, consideration $150. Mr. Ellis has been fitting up the house for a temporary residence. He contemplates bringing water from the creek onto the land the coming year.
Last week your correspondent took a trip to Wm. Daley's place, on the north fork of Little Butte, where he saw everything in the vegetable line and all kinds of fruit growing in abundance. Mr. Daley reports having gathered about 18,000 pounds of potatoes off of about a half an acre of ground, and they are all nice, large potatoes. His son, Ervin, will market about 30,000 pound of onions this season off of a small tract of land.
Prof. A. L. Haselton is getting out the lumber for flumes and contemplates building a large vegetable house so that he can put his onions away in spite of the rain. This year he has already sold 80,000 pounds of onions and is now preparing the ground so that he can put out a larger area next year. The way the onion industry is progressing in this section, Butte Creek will soon be as noted for onions as the country around Medford is for fruit.
Medford Mail, October 25, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.J. J. Fryer has lumber on the ground for a new fence on his land in Eagle Point.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Edna Charley, of Brownsboro, was the guest of Mrs. S. H. Holmes last week.
Mrs. D. E. Morris was in our town last Sunday combining business with pleasure.
W. G. Kropke, deputy game warden, was here the first of the week upon business.
Dr. Pletcher will be at Gold Hill Nov. 10th, 11th and 12th and at Woodville Nov. 13th and 14th.
Mr. Peachey and S. F. Robinett left Monday for the Big Butte country on a hunting trip.
Mrs. Rose Potter this week calls attention to her stock of winter hats and Racine hosiery.
H. B. Nye and Miss Lillie Gregory, of Medford, were visiting in Eagle Point last Sunday.
James Ringer, the painter and paper hanger, commenced work on the McGee house last Monday.
Mr. Fredenburg has moved into the Pelling house for the purpose of sending his children to school.
Last Sunday James Owens run down and killed with a club a coyote, on the desert south of Eagle Point.
A. Pool, who is now living on his farm on the desert, was smiling on his friends in Eagle Point last Sunday.
Chas. Knighten, of Prospect, was out a few days ago trying to buy cattle and attending to business in Medford.
A. J. Daley calls the attention of the readers of the Mail this week to the fact that he has a span of large work horses for sale.
Mrs. W. R. Potter gave a social party to her friends on Wednesday evening of last week. Those who were present report having had a very pleasant time.
Last Saturday night Mrs. Scott Pool gave a candy pulling party to some of the little folks. Quite a number of the older ones also attended, and all had a good time.
John Ashpole has move his household goods to the Reese farm, where he is now living. Dr. W. B. Officer will move into the house vacated by Mr. Ashpole as soon as his furniture arrives.
Since there is a prospect of a ditch being taken out of Little Butte Creek so that we can irrigate our land, Eagle Point is taking quite a boom. Several parties have been here recently trying to purchase property.
Eli Ellis, who purchased the Mike Forman property from J. J. Fryer recently, has been at work putting in new doors and windows and is now fencing the land. He has already been offered a good sum for his bargain.
By some means the reporter of the proceedings of the institute at Ashland omitted the names of Miss Clara Richardson, teacher of our primary department, and her sister, Miss Gertrude, who is teaching at Beagle. They are wide-awake teachers and are highly esteemed by the patrons of the schools.
The fruit industry is causing the land owners to realize the value of their land, and there is a prospect of several hundred acres of land in this section of the county being set to fruit trees. The general impression is that within a few years Jackson County will produce as much fruit and of as good quality as any section of like size on the Pacific Slope.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Ira Tungate came out from Mt. Pitt precinct Saturday. He will attend the Medford Academy.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Alfred Letcher, our jeweler, has ordered quite a number of organs for different families in this section of the country.
Dr. W. B. Officer moved his furniture into the Ashpole house last Saturday and will commence housekeeping soon.
O. P. McGee has gone to look after his interests in the Rancheria country. His absence is greatly felt in our Sunday school.
A large amount of lumber is being hauled to town, and the prospects are that a good many improvements will be made here this winter.
A. J. Daley has introduced water paint and is applying it to the outside of his new store building, although he thinks he will have Mr. Ringer use oil paint on the inside work.
James Ringer, our painter and paper hanger, has about all the work in his line that he can do. He expects his partner, Mr. Tryer, out this week to join him in his work.
Eli Ellis and son are at work surveying a line for a ditch from John Daley's flume. They expect to push the work to completion as possible, so that South Eagle Point can have the benefit of the water.
The first of last week Mr. Boyden and County Surveyor Jones stopped overnight at the Sunnyside Hotel, of which Mrs. Howlett is proprietor. They were on their way to the upper Rogue River country on a hunting trip.
Mrs. Joseph Martin is in a very critical condition and but little hope is entertained for her recovery, as her tongue is so paralyzed that she is unable to swallow anything. The neighbors are doing all they can to assist the family.
Last Sunday I took a trip to Big Butte to procure the services of Mrs. E. M. Cox, an experienced nurse, to take care of Mrs. S. B. Holmes, who is quite ill. Mrs. Cox has decided to read the Mail for the next year at least.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hoyt and George Hoyt came in from Ft. Klamath last week. George returned home by way of Medford, while Ed. took the train for California to look for a location. Mrs. Hoyt will remain with us for a while.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. and Mrs. Barrows, of Grants Pass, came up last week to visit Mrs. B.'s sister, Mrs. Martin, who is quite sick.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Allen Strickland, who lives in the Table Rock country, was up last week visiting his mother, Mrs. H. T. Severance.
Geo. Meagley and family, who have been visiting Mrs. M.'s mother, Mrs. Heckathorn, left last Monday for their home on Evans Creek.
One day last week as Robt. Came was endeavoring to get off of his wagon, his foot slipped and he fell on his hip, laying him up for several days.
Fred Mitchell came down from the big ditch last Sunday and reports everything progressing nicely with their work on account of the fine weather.
A. J. Daley has had a new sign painted on one side of his new store--covering the entire length, and it reflects much credit to the painters, Messrs. Ringer and Tryer.
A young man by the name of John Foster, who is working on the ditch, had the misfortune to hurt his leg recently and an abscess has formed. Last Sunday Dr. Officer was summoned to give the young man treatment.
Mr. Lonigan, who is engaged in hauling mill stuff for Holmes Bros., while on the road to Central Point one day last week had the misfortune to be run into by a man with a light rig and the tongue was broken out of his wagon. The man drove on and left him as though nothing had happened, but with the assistance of a good farmer he succeeded in fixing the tongue so as to take his load on to its destination without further accident.
Last Wednesday I made a business trip to Gold Hill and on the way saw some of the finest farms in the county. Some farmers were plowing, some putting in grain and some cutting hay. Think of that--cutting hay on the 6th of November! This was their fourth crop of alfalfa. On the way home I met W. Spence, the gentleman who purchased the old Humphrey place of C. C. Beekman. He has made so many improvements on the old place one can hardly recognize it. It now has the appearance of the home of a prosperous farmer. Upon inquiry I found that he was not only a subscriber to the Mail but was sending it to his friends in Eastern Oregon, and was a great admirer of the sheet. We are always glad to welcome such men to our community.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Farmers are very busy plowing and seeding since the late rains.
(Received too late for last week.)
Henry Wilson and family, of Applegate, have moved in town for the winter.
Miss Alma Wilson, of Central Point, opened school here Oct. 18th with a good attendance.
Messrs. Lindley and Jackson brothers, of Medford, took dinner with friends in town last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Farlow, of South Butte, were trading in town Saturday and visiting with relatives and friends.
Henry Hoeft, who spent the summer near Klamathon, returned Monday for a few weeks' visit with relatives and friends near Lake Creek.
Mrs. J. A. Miller and father, T. Baldwin, have returned home from Scio, Linn County, where they have been visiting relatives for the past month.
Dr. Officer called on friends in town Sunday evening. He was returning from a visit to Wm. Messal, of Salt Creek, who was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia.
C. E. Terrilll has purchased half of Delbert Terrilll's home place and has moved onto the same. Delbert has moved to town for the winter for the school advantages.
All the vacant houses in town and vicinity are being occupied by families. the menfolks are working on the ditch line and the children are attending school.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Dr. Reader, of Ashland, spent last Friday night in Eagle Point.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. Middlebusher took a fine lot of turkeys to Medford last week.
Miss Doshia Martin, of Trail, was visiting friends in Eagle Point last Saturday.
Wm. Daley, a prominent farmer of Little Butte Creek, was in Eagle Point Monday.
Mr. Veatch, of Ashland, who bought the Reese place on Rogue River, passed through town one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. True, of Griffin Creek, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Peachey, accompanied by his son, Bert, went up to the Big Butte country this week to build a house on his homestead.
Married--November 13, 1901, by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, at the residence of the bride's parents, Henry Tonn and Miss Anna Grissom.
Married--At the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. J. P. Moomaw, on November 13, 1910, Fred Pettigrew and Mrs. Christina Ewen.
Miss Donna Bell, who has been teaching at Woodville, passed through here Saturday on her way to Brownsboro to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Bell.
Arrangements were made for our Sunday school to go to Brownsboro last Sunday afternoon to visit the school there, but on account of the rain the visit was postponed to some future time.
Eli Ellis and son are pushing their ditch to completion as fast as possible. They have secured the right of way through the different tracts of land which the ditch will cross, and agree to have the water running in it by the first of June.
County Commissioner Thomas Riley came over last Monday and made arrangements for the family of Joseph Martin to be properly cared for, as they are all sick, seven in all. The neighbors have been contributing for their comfort and sustenance for the past several weeks.
Frank Brown, of the firm of Geo. Brown & Sons, sent four onions to Illinois by Wm. Holmes, of Central Point, to let their friends there see what kind of onions they raise on Butte Creek. The four weighted nine pounds and three ounces. They were not so large as many that have been shipped from here, but they were beauties. He also sent a few boxes of our Butte Creek apples. Seeing is believing.
Died--At the family residence, near Prospect, November 14, 1901, Mrs. Clara Bush, wife of Harry Bush, aged 24 years, six months and three days. The remains were interred in the Talent Cemetery last Saturday, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, his text being II Kings XX:1. Deceased was a devoted Christian woman and exemplified a true Christian character. In early life she embraced the religion of her father, Rev. S. A. Shuck, of Merrill, Klamath County, and united with the German Baptist Church. She leaves a husband and a baby boy eleven months old, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Born--Nov. 22, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis, a daughter.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Calvin Owens, one of our hustling farmers, was in from his Big Sticky farm last Sunday.
Wilbert Ashpole, who has been in San Francisco for medical treatment, has returned home.
Mrs. David Ball, of Woodville, came up last week to visit her mother, Mrs. Heckathorn.
Wm. Ulrich has been making some very substantial improvements on his place here in Eagle Point.
Our efficient teacher, Prof. Bish, is quite ill with neuralgia and Miss Donna Bell is teaching in his place.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Bellows passed through here last Monday on their way to their home on Rogue River.
Mr. Clark, boss of the rock gang on the big ditch, was down last week and reports work progressing rapidly.
Geo. Daley and family moved from their sawmill on Round Top last week and are located in their home here.
Major Carter and two sons, Clyde and Arthur, of Ashland, passed through here last Sunday on their way to the big ditch to work.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tungate desire to tender their thanks to many friends for kindness during the illness and death of their son, Curtis.
Mr. Peachey and son, Bert, returned last week from Willow Prairie, where they have been fixing up a house to move into. He has rented the Stanley ranch there and will keep stock in that section.
Holmes Bros. have put in a new flour dresser in their grist mill here. They intend to keep up their reputation of making the best flour in Southern Oregon and are keeping pace with all modern improvements.
I had an interview with Miss Clara Richardson, our primary teacher, last week in regard to our school and she assures me that we have as good a lot of children here as can be found in the county, and as far as her department is concerned, a more promising school cannot be found. Prof. Bish reports similar conditions, and as a consequence the patrons are all well pleased and very proud of the progress made, and we have just cause to believe we have one of the best schools in the county.
It becomes my painful duty to record two deaths in our little town last week. One of them was Valera Margaret Martin, the five-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Martin, who died Nov. 22, 1901. Interment was made in the Central Point Cemetery, A. C. Howlett officiating at the grave. The other death was that of Curtis Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, who was brought here on the 21st inst. for medical treatment and died at the home of his brother-in-law, Emanuel Pool, on the 24th, aged thirty-one years, eight months and one day. Deceased leaves a father and mother and several sisters and brothers to mourn his loss. The funeral was preached at the home of Rev. J. P. Moomaw and interment was made in the Central Point Cemetery. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Deceased was a highly respected young man and his loss will be greatly felt in the section where he lived. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of a host of friends in their sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, November 29, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Scott, of Albany, is visiting her uncle, T. E. Nichols, and family.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Lottie Taylor was the guest of Miss Hattie Howlett last Monday.
Mrs. C. E. Hoyt has opened a dressmaking establishment in Eagle Point.
John Nichols, of Lake Flat, was visiting friends in this section Thanksgiving Day.
Mrs. McDonald, of Brownsboro, is acting in the capacity of nurse in the family of Joseph Martin.
W. R. Potter spent several days at Ashland last week visiting his mother, who is ill, and other relatives.
Messrs. Ringer and Ellis were engaged last week in putting a new roof on a part of A. C. Howlett's residence.
Holmes Bros. have been cleaning up and repairing their mill, getting everything to readiness for their winter's run.
Quite a number of our pleasure-seekers went to Medford last Saturday evening to attend the athletic entertainment.
A. J. Daley has moved his stock of goods from his old store room into his new building. He seems to be doing a good business.
Irvin Daley has rented the McNeil place and will move onto it soon. He expects to turn his attention to the production of onions and other vegetables.
Ira Tungate came out from Mt. Pitt Precinct last week with a load of hogs for T. E. Pottenger, of Medford. He returned home Sunday, accompanied by his mother.
George W. Daley, Sr. is erecting a woodshed on his place in Eagle Point so as to cover his wood and also the well, thereby adding much to the convenience of the place.
Miss Clara Richardson, our primary teacher, spent Thanksgiving with her parents at Beagle. She returned to Eagle Point Sunday afternoon, accompanied by her brother.
Hon. Wm. Colvig, of Jacksonville, who was booked for a speech last Thursday evening, in the interest of the A.O.U.W., failed to be present, but Alfred Letcher, our jeweler, filled the place with credit to himself and profit to his hearers.
Thanksgiving Day passed off very quietly with us. At night Messrs. Thomas and Brown gave a dance, which was well attended, sixty-three numbers being sold. It was estimated that between 150 and 200 people took supper. There was the very best order and everything passed off pleasantly.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Rev. and Mrs. Moomaw went to Talent last Friday, returning Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Frank Lewis took his sister-in-law, Mrs. David Ball, to her home, near Woodville, last week.
Several of the friends of Mrs. A. M. Thomas met at her house last Saturday night and report having had a very enjoyable time.
Miss Clara Richardson was unable to teach for a few days last week on account of sickness, and Miss Donna Bell filled her place.
There is a movement on foot to have a box social during the holidays for the benefit of the suspension footbridge here, which is very much in need of repair.
Quite a number of our citizens met at the Dunkard Church last week and made arrangements to celebrate the coming Christmas festivities in the usual way.
There is considerable talk of real estate in this section changing hands. Strangers pass through here every week inquiring the price and character of land, and several offers have been made on different places.
Jas. Ringer, our painter and paper hanger, left Saturday for Central Point, where he has rented a house and expects to meet his children this week. He could not secure a house here, so was compelled to seek one elsewhere, but will return as soon as one can be obtained. He is talking of buying property here.
Miss Mattie Taylor came near meeting with a serious accident one day last week while out horseback riding. Her horse became frightened and threw her off in a deep mud hole and then started for home. She was considerably bruised and shaken, as well as thoroughly drenched with mud and water, but fortunately no serious damage was done.
A proposition has been made by J. Frank Brown to erect a town hall to be used for all social and religious purposes, free of cost. He says this can be done if the citizens will give a bonus of $200, and the indications are that it will be raised, as the people are all very anxious to secure a place where we can meet without the constant dread of a fate like the Silver Lake holocaust.
Last Friday morning the residence of Mr. Jack was burned to the ground. The family were all absent from home except Mr. and Mrs. Jack and the fire had such a headway when it was discovered that they could do nothing. Everything was lost, including $100 in money, except a few pieces of furniture, three bicycles and some dishes. A subscription paper was circulated and $15 in cash raised in a few minutes. A part of the money, which was gold, was found but in a melted condition and can be recoined. The fire is supposed to have caught from a coal of fire being dropped on the floor when a fire was built in the heater. These good people have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood, as they are an aged couple and have quite a family to support.
EAGLE POINT SCHOOL REPORT.Following is the school report of Eagle Point school, for term ending Nov. 29, 1901:
Number of days taught, 54; days attendance, 2836; days absent, 364; cases of tardiness, 113; number of boys enrolled, 36; girls 39; total, 75; new pupils--boys 5; girls, 6; total, 11. The average attendance, 53; average number of pupils attending, 61.
J. A. Bish, Principal.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.We are pleased to note that Wilbert Ashpole is so far recovered as to be able to be around again.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
A. J. Daley has received a new invoice of goods this week and is doing lots of business these days.
Miss Lol Nichols and her cousin, Miss Scott, are visiting relatives and friends in Medford and Jacksonville this week.
R. G. Brown went to Ashland last week on official business and while there secured a number of fruit trees, which he intends to plant on the old C. W. Taylor place.
Mrs. R. McDonald, who has been stopping with the family of Joseph Martin during their recent illness, has returned home as they have all sufficiently recovered as to be up and around.
Mr. Ellis and his son are progressing rapidly with their ditch, and land owners in the Sunnyside district of Eagle Point are figuring on putting in quite an acreage of fruit and vegetables this season.
Our little town is fast coming to the front and from all appearances other people realize that this is a favorable section as well as we do, for offers have been made for real estate here recently that are far ahead of anything heretofore known in this locality.
Last week Mesdames R. G. Brown and A. L. Haselton took a trip over the neighborhood soliciting for the family of Mr. Jack and report having succeeded remarkably well, as every person they visited donated something. Our people are always ready and willing to help those in distress.
Mr. Jack, whose residence was recently burned, is erecting a small house on the premises. This will answer for a kitchen later on when more lumber can be secured, as it is almost impossible to secure lumber this time of the year. The family are now stopping on the old Johnson place.
Jas. Ringer and one of his daughters, Mrs. Martin, recently from the East, came out from Central Point one day last week to see the country and to visit some old acquaintances. Mrs. Martin is very favorably impressed with the surroundings, and they will probably move here in the near future. They were the guests of Mrs. E. Pool and Mrs. Howlett.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jas. Ringer and Frank Pool have put up new steps to the Pool residence.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
George W. Daley, of the Willamette Valley, is visiting relatives in Eagle Point.
Miss Mattie Matney, of Applegate, was the guest of Mrs. O. P. McGee last Sunday.
Eli Ellis and son, Henry, went to Ashland last Saturday on business and pleasure.
James Ringer has purchased the Emanuel Pool property, on the south side of Little Butte Creek.
John Williscroft, our druggist, had a fine lot of candies brought out from Medford last Saturday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Simon came up from Tolo last Friday to visit her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Daley, Sr.
F. J. Ayres, one of our enterprising farmers, and his wife were in Medford last Saturday upon business.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Parker, of Mt. Pitt precinct, were the guests of O. P. McGee and family last Sunday night.
Carl Ringer, son of James Ringer, came out from Central Point last week and stayed at the Sunnyside Hotel a few days.
Miss E. O. Haynes, who has been teaching a class in instrumental music here this fall and winter, returned home last Friday.
Mesdames W. B. Officer and J. F. Brown were in Medford last Saturday buying Christmas presents and doing general shopping.
A. J. Daley, one of our leading merchants, was in Medford last Saturday. He brought out quite a lot of goods for his new store.
Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, of Montague, came out last Saturday and is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown. She always receives a hearty welcome at her old home from her many friends.
Last Sunday the football team from Medford came out and played a game against the Eagle Point team. The game was played in a short time and was easily won by our boys. The score was 22 to 0.
Two strangers stopped here last Sunday. They had been up in the vicinity of Mt. Pitt, and were on their way to Roseburg to file on a tract of land in that section which has been used as a garden for some time some of the old settlers.
Medford Mail, December 27, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point's Onion Crop.
The land immediately surrounding Eagle Point, while of excellent quality for growing almost anything that can be produced anyplace in the valley, is especially adapted for growing onions, and in this respect it is unlike much of the land in the valley. It was only a few years ago that the people out that way drifted, sort o' gradual like, into the onion industry, and the fact that many of the at first small fields have by this time grown into larger ones, the evidence seems overwhelmingly convincing that it is a good business to tie to. The crop this year is up to the average, if anything a little larger than last season.
Among the more prominent growers this season are Brown Bros., who have 120,000 pounds; A. L. Haselton, 90,000 pounds; Royal Brown, 30,000 pounds; Frank Lewis, 25,000; Jos. Moomaw, 25,000; Nick Young, 20,000; Baxter Robinson, 20,000; Geo. Haines, 20,000; Mrs. Robt. Jack, 10,000. These are all growers in and adjoining Eagle Point. Up the creek there were grown this season from 75,000 to 100,000 pounds. Among the growers in this locality are Charlie Terrilll, Lem Charley, A. Bieberstedt, W. G. Messal and Mr. Haefft. The total output of Eagle Point and vicinity this season will reach very close to 500,000 pounds. The price paid this year is one cent a pound. This hardly up to the price previously paid. The crop is being purchased principally by Geo. Brown & Sons, Eagle Point merchants, but Medford merchants are buying some of the crop. Messrs. Brown & Sons are now shipping about 15,000 pounds daily. Many of the growers will increase their acreage next year, Mr. Haines being one who will increase--to three acres next year.
Medford Mail, November 7, 1902, page 6
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