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Eagle Point Eaglets 1900-

News from Eagle Point, Oregon from the pen of A. C. Howlett. Transcribed by Connie Merriman Bissell. Thanks!



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn were the guests of J. J. Fryer last Monday.
    Mr. Bradney has been confined to his bed for several days with an attack of pleurisy.
    Oliver McGee is putting up a new fence between the old Simon place and the old Fryer place.
    Dr. Madison's son arrived Saturday evening from Denver, Col. The doctor's two sons expect to live on the old J. G. Johnson place.
    Miss Bessie Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Bell, of Brownsboro, came down last week to visit Miss Ethel Compton for a couple of weeks.
    On Monday of last week the two football teams of this place went to Central Point and played two games of football, bringing off the laurels in both games.
    Our stockmen say that their stock is doing fine as we have had no snow of any consequence and the weather has been so mild that the grass has been growing all winter.
    Prof. Haselton was so indisposed last week that he was compelled to close our school. At last accounts he was improving and able to resume his work in the school room by Tuesday of this week.
    Last Sunday was Mrs. Howlett and her daughter, Hattie's, birthday and our daughter, Mrs. James Lewis, gave a dinner in honor of the occasion. There were none present but relatives, but we had a good dinner and a very pleasant time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gregory are visiting in Eagle Point, the guests of Mrs. Esther Sinclare. One evening last week a number of friends passed the time very pleasantly with them, among whom was Wm. Chambers, who was a guest at Mrs. Sinclare's also.
    A. Pool has been making some decided improvements around his old shop and livery stable, having hauled stones and gravel and filled up the mud hole that has been such a nuisance. He has also moved the blacksmith shop to the old Inlow hall and converted the old shop into an addition to his stable.
    Mr. Manning, of Washington, passed through our town with three teams and a buggy, accompanied by his family, one day last week. They were on their way to the Proudfoot mill, where Mr. Manning has taken the contract to cut and deliver the lumber on the top of the grade on the east side of Rogue River, for the company. He expects more teams on in a short time. The men in the company present a fine appearance and are sanguine of success.
    On Christmas day Rev. J. P. Moomaw gave a dinner suitable to the occasion. Not the calf, but the turkey was slain and properly prepared while the table was simply loaded with such an amount of good things that it would make a poor old dyspeptic like your correspondent hesitate before venturing, but he did venture and came out all right. Those present were Mrs. Holter and her two children, Mrs. Biddle and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Grover, Mrs. Middlebusher, Mr. and Mrs. Root, Mr. Root of Talent, and myself and family. Mr. Root, of Talent, played on the guitar, while the rest of the company sang several songs. We all lingered as long as prudence would allow, but it will be a long time before we forget the good time we had on Dec. 25, 1899.
Medford Mail, January 5, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. W. Compton started last Thursday for Hornbrook, Calif.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas returned from her trip to the Umpqua Valley last Thursday.
    Clay Charley and his little son were the guests of Joseph Rader one night last week.
    There was a load of passengers passed through our town last week on their was to the Proudfoot mill.
    Miss Myrtle Daley arrived in town last Sunday, and expects to attend our school the rest of the term.
    I am glad to say that Prof. Haselton has regained his health so as to be able to resume his duties in the school room.
    Miss Mamie Smith, who has been visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Givens, returned to her home in California last week.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw went to Talent last Friday to meet the church council of the Dunkard Church, which met on Saturday.
    Ben. Moomaw started on a business trip to Central Point, Medford and Talent on Thursday of last week, expecting to be gone several days.
    J. K. Bell and daughter, Miss Mabel, came down from Brownsboro on Thursday of last week after Miss Bessie Bell, who has been the guest of Miss Ethel Compton for a few days.
    Jerry Heckathorn, who is living on Evans Creek, came up a short time ago and spent the holidays with his parents, returning home last week. He is still in very poor health but thinks he is improving slowly.
    On last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown gave a New Year's dinner. There were none invited outside of relatives except two ladies and two gentlemen. My informant says there were seventeen took dinner and we all know that as Mrs. Brown superintended the culinary department the dinner was good. There was also a party at T. E. Nichols' last Sunday.
    On Jan. 3rd, Mrs. Howlett gave a birthday dinner to some of our young friends, as a number of birthdays come close together, Dec. 31st being her own and our twelve-year-old daughter, Hattie's; Jan. 1st, Joseph Moomaw's; Jan. 2nd, Lottie Taylor's, and Jan. 3rd, our daughter Tavie's. Mrs. H. gave a dinner to them all on Tavie's birthday, and I tell you it made me feel as though I wanted to be young again. There were twenty-three that ate dinner and to say that we had a good time does not fully express it. Late in the afternoon the company began to disperse and as we separated we all hope that we may each live to again celebrate the five birthdays together.
    The Central Point football teams came over to our town on Jan. 1st, and played our teams two interesting games. The ground was wet and soft, with an occasional mud hole, so that each party has the full benefit of the mud. The juniors played first and at the end of the allotted time the game stood Eagle Point 11, Central Point 0. At 2:30 p.m. the seniors commenced and at the end of the first half hour the game stood Eagle Point 16, Central Point 0. After a short rest they again commenced and in a short time the Eagle Point boys made another touchdown and then they adjourned, the game standing E.P. 21, C.P. 0. There were no very serious accidents during the game. James Grieve fell with his head doubled under the wrong way and had to be taken off the ground, and Harry Carlton received a fall that caused him to see stars for some time, besides a number of lesser accidents. Everything passed off very pleasantly and at night they all attended the dance. There were 64 numbers sold. The supper served by Mrs. Frank Brown and Miss Bessie Brown was pronounced a success, and the young folks look back to the first day on the new year as a bright spot in their lives.
Medford Mail, January 12, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Jake Hartman has rented part of the Thos. Coy residence and moved thereto.
    Miss Dollie Nichols spent last Tuesday night the guest of Miss Agnes Howlett.
    Miss Mattie Taylor spend several days last week with our daughters while Mrs. H. and I were spending a few days in Medford.
    Mr. Kelso and family returned last Saturday from Sams Valley, where they have been visiting a daughter and son-in-law.
    Post office inspectors Clements and Sharp were over last week inspecting the post office. I did not learn the results of their investigation.
    Mrs. R. L. Friend was a pleasant guest at our house last Wednesday. Her health, which has been quite poorly of late, is considerably improved.
    By special request I announce that Forest Moore, living on the edge of the desert, is the happiest man in Oregon, the cause being the arrival of twin daughters at his house on the eighth.
    There was quite a number of visitors at our school last Friday. The school had a ciphering contest, which attracted considerable attention, and which was not only interesting but also profitable to the school.
    Our football team has been reorganized, having dropped some and taken in others. They sent a challenge to the normal team at Ashland but have not been accepted as yet. Our boys seem to be looked upon as a little too scientific players to be met by novices in that line.
    Talk about sociability in a neighborhood--this one takes the cake. Notwithstanding the rain fell in torrents and the ground was covered with water, just twenty-two of the neighbors and friends of Prof. Haselton met at his residence last Saturday night, it being his forty-eighth birthday. The evening was pleasantly spent in playing games, instrumental and vocal music. Mrs. R. G. Brown favored us with several solos, after which Frank Brown and Prof. Haselton joined her and rendered several more fine selections. After the evening was far spent Mrs. Haselton served cake and coffee. It was quite late when the crown dispersed, for we were loath to part, the time passed so pleasantly. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, Misses Bessie Brown, Lottie Taylor, Tavia, Hattie and Agnes Howlett, Messrs. Earl Taylor, Frank Foster, Wm. and Merritt Brown, Roy Ashpole, Prof. Robt. Jonas, Joseph and John Moomaw.
Medford Mail, January 19, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Betz were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown one night last week.
    O. McGee lost one of his fine work horses last week, which works a great hardship on him.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown and children were guests of your correspondent and family last Sunday.
    Miss Bessie Brown went to Central Point last week to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Holmes.
    George Heckathorn took the stage for Central Point last Friday. He expected to go to Medford and consult a physician, as he is in very poor health.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gregory, accompanied by Miss Snow March, spent a day and a night last week with the latter's grandmother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas.
    Mr. Bradney, recently from Klamath County, who is a cripple and a veteran of the Civil War, has been trying to get to Medford to pass his final examination before the examining board, but his health is so poor that he was not able to stand the ride last week. He is still confined to his room.
    Several people in this locality have lost some of their blooded cows lately, no less than four of them having died. Each of them died almost immediately after having given birth to a calf, and in every case the symptoms were the same. The last one to die was a fine Jersey, owned by R. G. Brown. Will some of your farmer readers tell us what's wrong?
    Floy Florey, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey, came near being drowned one day last week. She, with two or three other girls, was playing on the bank of the creek and by some means she fell over the bank, a distance of several feet, into the water which was running very rapidly. She washed down quite a distance and lodged on a rock that projected from the bank and was rescues by her playmates.
    Last Friday night two young men, apparently full of whiskey, passed through our town and on their way stopped and pulled the pickets off of Mesdames Thomas and Sinclair's fences, tore down their mailboxes, tore the pickets off of J. J. Fryer's fence, throwing them out in the street, then knocked the boards off of Mrs. Griffith's fence and made good their escape. Why one wants to destroy the property of three old widow ladies is hard to understand, but if they are ever found out the law will be enforced.
    There has been considerable stealing in this neighborhood, as several persons complain of losing canned and dried fruit, clothing, etc. A. McNeil left his home, on account of poor health, to live with one of his daughters, and left his bees in the yard. One day last week while D. P. Mathews was looking after his stock, he found where a beehive had been broken open and the honey taken out, and upon further examination found that another one had been carried off. The thief was tracked for quite a distance up the creek, but finally the tracks were lost sight of. It is pretty well known who the guilty parties are and a close watch is being kept on them, and the first thing they know your Eagle Point correspondent will have the names of the culprits in the Mail as inmates of the Hotel de Orme.
Medford Mail, January 26, 1900. page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Mattie Taylor was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Terrill last week.
    Miss Ethel Compton, accompanied by a young lady friend, visited our daughter, Tavia, last Sunday.
    A. J. Daley, one of our enterprising citizens, is putting up a division fence on his place and making other substantial improvements.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas has had quite a number of trees dug up in her orchard, which are mostly of the blue plum variety. She thinks of replacing them with a good variety of winter apples.
    Elder J. C. Cole, of Portland, a minister of the Seventh Day Advent Baptists, commenced a series of meetings here last Sunday. I understand he contemplates continuing the meetings for some time.
    J. M. Fallis and wife, nee Rosa Higinbotham, of Medford, passed through our town one day last week en route to Clarks Creek to visit Mrs. Fallis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Higinbotham, before starting to Canada.
    Benj. Fredenburg left for his ranch on Big Butte last Tuesday to look after his stock and attend to some other business. His family are stopping here in order to take advantage of our school and his father, who lives in Brownsboro, is stopping with the family during his absence.
    Cass Higinbotham, Wm. McKee and Mr. Bradley, of Big Butte country, passed through our town last Monday on their way from the Hub to their respective homes loaded with supplies. They seem to think that the lumber business in their neighborhood will prove quite an item to those living in that section of the country.
Our young men have disbanded the football team and organized a base ball nine. They were somewhat disappointed because they did not get to play the Ashland team this season, but the Ashland boys thought they could not go to Eagle Point or Central Point to play, although the Central Point people offered to pay all expenses, fence in the grounds, charge admission and give a portion of the receipts to the winning team. However, nothing could induce them to play and there will probably be no more football playing this winter.
Medford Mail, February 2, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    We had the pleasure of the company of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Friend on Thursday on last week.
    Mrs. Bradney and daughter, Miss Inez, were pleasant callers on your correspondent and family last Sunday.
    Elder J. C. Cole is holding protracted meetings here. The attendance is good, but as yet there have been no conversions.
    Miss Bessie Brown returned from Central Point the first of last week, after a visit of about two weeks with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Holmes.
    Our daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, left Monday morning to join her husband at Parker's Station. She was accompanied by Mrs. R. L. Friend.
    One room of our school will close this week--that of Prof. Haselton lost four days on account of sickness, his room will not close until next week.
    Our stock men are jubilant over the extremely mild winter. Some of them claim that cattle in the foothills would make good beef now, although they have not been fed at all during the winter.
    Charlie Thomas came in recently from Klamath County, to visit his mother and aunt. He says the roads are in good condition for this time of year, and that stock is doing well in that section of the country.
    Our school board met some time ago and decided to levy a tax of eleven mills, to pay the balance due on the school house and to make some additional improvements. This, added to the twenty-six mills for state and county tax, makes some of the taxpayers scratch their heads.
    Last Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. George Brown gave their annual birthday party in honor of the birthdays of the following named persons: F. J. Merritt and Bessie Brown and Mattie and Earl Taylor. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haselton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, Misses Mattie and Lottie Taylor, Bertha Wyland, Julia Ayers, Bessie Brown, Myrtle Daley, Tavie, Hattie and Agnes Howlett, Messrs. Earl Taylor, Wilbert Ashpole, Irvin Pool, Ben, Joseph and John Moomaw, Frank Foster, Lee Bradshaw, Wm. and Merritt Brown. At seven o'clock luncheon was served, after which tables were arranged so that those who desired could take part in a game of progressive pedro, while the rest of us spent the time in social conversation. As the players progressed in the game the interest became more intense, and about eleven o'clock R. L. Friend and Mrs. C. E. Hoyt were declared the winners of the prizes, which were presented by Bessie Brown, Mr. Friend receiving a handkerchief case and Mrs. Hoyt a dress pattern. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves, and if they did not it was not the fault of Mr. and Mrs. Brown, for they know how to make people enjoy such occasions. We will all look with interest to the time of the next annual birthday party.
Medford Mail, February 9, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Alta Wood was the guest of Mrs. J. M. Lewis last Sunday.
    Born--On Elk Creek, Jan. 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis, a nine-pound daughter.
    Charley Thomas, recently from Klamath County, is working at the Gray sawmill.
    Miss Edith Cox, who has been attending school here, returned home last Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown spent a night last week with Mr. and Mrs. Betz, of Rogue River.
    There are quite a number of strangers passing through our town now, but they are very reticent as to what they are going to do.
    I am sorry to state that D. P. Mathews is again in a very critical condition and but little hopes are entertained of his recovery.
    There seems to be considerable sickness in the Butte Creek country, as some Medford doctors pass through this section quite often.
    There is quite a stir in Squire Florey's office just now, on account of the register law. The voters are registering so that they can vote at the next election.
    Mrs. Cox, wife of the mail carrier from Big Butte, came down from her mountain home to attend the meetings conducted by Elder Cole. She is the guest of Mrs. J. W. Compton.
    Mrs. Floyd Pearce, of Forest Creek, came over the first of last week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer. She was accompanied by her brother-in-law, Daniel Pierce. who returned the next day.
    Miss Donnie Rader, who has been stopping with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance, and attending school, has returned home and Miss Elva Middlebusher is now stopping with the old couple to attend school.
    J. P. Moomaw, being unable to fill his pulpit last Sunday, requested Elder A. J. Daley to preach in his place. There was a good attendance and Mr. D. preached quite a lengthy sermon. In the evening Elder Cole resumed his subject of the "Vision of Daniel," and gave us an interesting talk. Mr. Cole is holding protracted meetings and may continue for some time.
    Last Saturday night Mrs. J. F. Brown gave a rag tacking party to a number of her friends. Light refreshments were served about 10:30. There was considerable of a contest to see who would get the prize for sewing the greatest number of carpet rags. Mrs. A. L. Haselton, having sewed four pounds, was the lucky person and received a prize of a folding calendar. There were eighteen pounds of rags sewed all together by the company. There were present Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haselton, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis, Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, Misses Bertha Wyland, Bessie Brown, Myrtle Daley, Tavia Howlett (who received the booby prize), Messrs. Irvin Pool, Wilbert Ashpole, and Wm. Brown. There was a dance at the same time in Pool's hall and some of the young folks left about eight o'clock for the dance. There were only four ladies present and about twenty young men, so that the young ladies had all the dancing they wanted that night.
Medford Mail, February 16, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Ed. Simons and family were visiting Mrs. Geo. W. Daley last Sunday.
    Benton Pool came over from Jacksonville Saturday, remaining over Sunday.
    There seems to be considerable grippe in this section but it is in a milder form than usual.
    Mrs. Volney Stickel came over from Medford Saturday for a few days' visit with old friends.
    Miss Bertha Wyland, of Antelope Creek, who has been attending our school, returned home Saturday.
    Mr. Kelsoe and family came up and visited Mrs. K.'s daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cline, last Sunday.
    Dr. H. J. Willford, of Gold Hill, has been treating people's eyes. He has met with fair success.
    D. P. Mathews left last week for San Francisco, where he went to procure medical treatment. His many friends here are anxiously waiting to hear the result.
    Jerry Heckathorn, one of the soldier boys who fought in the Philippines, is in very poor health, having contracted some disease while in the army. He has gone to Bybee Springs for a while.
    Last Friday Miss Zuda Owens closed her school in the Betz school house and at night the dancing element met and had a social dance in the school house, the proceeds to be applied toward paying for a new floor in the school house. There were forty-two numbers sold and those who attended report having had a very pleasant time.
    Elder J. C. Cole, who has been conducting religious services here for some time, was compelled to quit preaching last week on account of ill health. He held an informal meeting last Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and preached in the evening. He expects to continue his meetings here for some time and has several subjects announced.
    Mrs. A. L. Haselton gave a rag tacking last Saturday night. The ladies sewed carpet rags and the men, with the exception of your correspondent, who was general roustabout, played cards until all the rags were sewed. About 11:30 p.m. coffee and cake were served, after which the company began to disperse with considerable reluctance, as we had had such a delightful time. The prize, two toilet mats, was presented to Mrs. J. W. Grover. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Howlett and three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover, Mrs. Volney Stickels, Mrs. Floyd Pearce, Dr. Willford, Frank Foster, Jos. Moomaw and Wm. Brown.
    Prof. Haselton's department of our school closed last Friday and at noon a large crowd collected to witness a game of base ball between the girls' nine and the boys' nine. The girls were dressed in bloomers with the exception of two, Hattie Howlett and Mabel McGee. At the beginning of the game the girls appeared to be somewhat embarrassed and at the end of the third inning the score stood 22 to 1 in favor of the boys, but soon the girls began to play in earnest and at the end of the seventh inning the score stood at 37 to 35, in favor of the girls. It was one of the most exciting games that has ever been played on our grounds. A reward of a package of candy for each of the winners was the prize at stake, which was presented by their teacher. However, the boys didn't feel very bad over their defeat as the girls divided the candy with them. The following are members of the nines: Girls' nine--Hattie Cingcade, pitcher; Lottie Taylor, catcher; Julia Ayers, first base; Anna Nichols, second base; Tavia Howlett, third base; Stella McGee, short stop; Ethel Compton, right field; Mabel McGee, center field; Hattie Howlett, left field. Boys' nine--Jake Jones, pitcher; Roy Ashpole, catcher; Earl Compton, first base; Chauncey Florey, second; Henry Daley, third; Roy McGee, short stop; David Smith, right field. The girls are so elated over their success that I understand they have sent a challenge to the Central Point girl team to play here the 22nd, and if they accept we will undoubtedly have an interesting account to give next week. After the game was over we repaired to the school house, where an interesting program of vocal and instrumental music, recitations and a short lecture by the principal was rendered, after which candy and nuts were distributed among all the pupils.
Medford Mail, February 23, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    A son of Mr. McCulloch arrived here last Sunday from Southern California.
    I am sorry to say that Mrs. A. M. Thomas is confined to her bed with rheumatism.
    Mrs. F. J. Brown went to Central Point last Saturday and remained overnight with relatives there.
    Wm. von der Hellen had the misfortune to cut his foot a short time ago, but he is now able to be around again.
    Elder J. P. Moomaw went to Talent to attend a church meeting on the Dunkards last Saturday, so did not fill his appointment here Sunday.
    It was feared last week that our Big Butte mail carrier, E. M. Cox, would not be able to make connection on account of high water, but he always makes the trip on time.
    Our justice of the peace says he has registered only about sixty-five voters as yet. Voters should come forward and register so that the usual number of votes may be polled this year.
    We have had another change in the leading mercantile establishment in our town, that of Geo. Brown & Son. It is now Geo. Brown & Sons, as Wm. Brown has gone into partnership with his father and brother.
    Mrs. Levi Murphy and sons, Levi and Ivan, came out from Medford last Friday and remained over Sunday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howlett. They seemed to enjoy themselves very much, as the town people generally do when they go out into the country.
    The masque ball given by Messrs. Brown and Moomaw, on the night of the 22nd, was a grand success. There was a large crowd in attendance, forty-two tickets having been sold. The maskers performed their parts admirably and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The supper and music were highly spoken of.
    Floyd Pearce and mother came over from their Forest Creek mine last Saturday. They returned Sunday, accompanied by Mrs. Pearce and baby, who have been visiting her parents and friends here. Floyd reports that they have done well mining this winter and are greatly encouraged over their present prospect, the recent rains having furnished them with a good supply of water.
    Wm. Dalrymple, of the Gray-Proudfoot mill force, near Prospect, passed through our town last week on his way to the Hub. He reports that the contractors are busy getting logs into the yard; that they have 200,000 feet there and as many more cut in the woods. They run the mill during the bad weather, when the men cannot work to advantage in the woods, and by that means keep the force constantly at work. They now have eleven men employed and are expecting three more soon.
Medford Mail, March 2, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    John Ashpole has had a neat porch built to his house.
    Ira Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, was in our town last Friday.
    Elder J. C. Cole is still holding protracted meetings in our town.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas is still confined to her bed with rheumatism.
    Joseph Riley's baby is quite ill with pneumonia, we are sorry to say.
    George Beale, of Mt. Pitt, was trading with our residents last week.
    Drs. Wait and Cole were both out in our section last week on professional business.
    T. E. Nichols went to Medford last Sunday after his daughter, Miss Lol, returning the same day.
    One of the Wicks brothers, who left here several years ago in company with Ki Mathews, returned last week.
    George Brown, Jr., passed through our town one day last week on his way to Ashland to attend the normal school.
    Chester Miller, of Ashland, passed through our town last week on his way to Brownsboro, to visit his relatives in that section.
    Mrs. Ewen, who has been in Medford for some time visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. Jackson, returned to Eagle Point last Sunday.
    Irwin Daley, of Little Butte Creek, came over the first of the week after his sister, Miss Myrtle, who has been attending school at this place.
    Thos. Riley, the hustling farmer of Antelope, was smiling on his many friends here last Friday. He registered as a voter while in our town.
    Mrs. John Rader sold a tract of timber land, situated in the Big Butte section, to the Big Bend Milling Company, of Washington, last week.
    Chas. Pierce, the business manager of the Sugar Pine Lumbering Company, was out last week looking after the interest of his company.
    Geo. Brown & Sons received quite a number of enlarged portraits last week of many of our old pioneer settlers, which they had sent to Chicago to have enlarged for their customers.
    There was a birthday party given by Mrs. Thomas Coy, on Monday of last week, it being her sister's and her son's birthday anniversary. There were but a few except relatives in attendance.
    D. P. Mathews returned from San Francisco last week, where he had been for medical treatment. He is considerably elated over his prospects for recovery, and his many friends here are glad to see him so hopeful.
    Our town is somewhat excited over the arrival of so many strangers coming and going. They are generally very reticent as regards their business, but some of them are looking at our new, two-story school house, others at our water power and the facilities it affords, while others pass on toward the region of big timber. Our business men are expecting a big run this season.
Medford Mail, March 9, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. R. L. Friend was in Medford last Saturday.
    Born--Feb. 18, 1900, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Betz, a daughter.
    Mr. McGee is remodeling the barn on the old Simon place.
    Next Sunday week Rev. Moomaw will give the children another talk.
    Nelson Nye, of Flounce Rock, is visiting at A. J. Florey's, his brother-in-law.
    Mr. and Mrs. Olson, of the big timber country, were in our town on business last week.
    Merritt and Bessie Brown were visiting friends and relatives in Central Point last week.
    Miss Lottie Taylor went to Central Point last Tuesday to remain several days visiting friends.
    A. Pool is having a new porch put on his hotel and will put a new roof on as soon as the weather permits.
    Geo. Brown went to Jacksonville last Saturday to attend the meeting of the Republican county convention.
    Geo. Heckathorn, who has been in Central Point several days for medical treatment, has returned home.
    Mrs. J. F. Brown and her sister-in-law, Bessie Brown, were visiting Mrs. Clara Rader on Monday of last week.
    School will commence on March 19th, with Prof. Haselton as principal. No primary teacher has yet been secured.
    Robert Jonas, who taught the primary department in our school last term, has been engaged to teach in the Liberty district.
    In the Betz school district the same old officers were elected, and in Rogue River district Geo. Stowell was re-elected director and Geo. Givens, clerk.
    Our school meeting passed off very quietly on Monday of last week. R. G. Brown was elected director and A. J. Jonas re-elected clerk. A resolution was adopted, instructing the board to have the new school house and fixtures insured to $1000 in some reliable company.
    One day last week Mrs. Sinclare started out soliciting aid for an aged couple who have been living in our town for a number of years, and are very poor. She secured about six dollars in money besides clothing. On Thursday a number of the good ladies of the town gathered at Mrs. Pool's and made the material that was purchased and donated into clothing for this aged couple. Mrs. Pool served an excellent dinner.
    Baxter Grisby, of Klamath County, arrived at his mother's, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, last Monday, riding from Klamath Falls in sixteen hours. His sister, Mrs. H. Conn, and daughter, of Douglas County, arrived during the week, and last Sunday Mr. Maury, his sister Mollie, and Miss Snow March, granddaughter of Mrs. Thomas, arrived. Mrs. Thomas has been quite ill with inflammatory rheumatism for some time, and her children [who] are scattered over the country take a great interest in her welfare. Baxter returned to his home last Friday. He is one of the heavy farmers of that county and says he looks for the Mail with almost as much interest as he does a letter from home.
    Died--On Trail Creek, Jackson County, on January 5, 1900, Miss Pearlie Martin, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Martin, aged 15 years, nine months and sixteen days.
   

We've laid dear Pearlie down to rest,
    For all her tasks are o'er;
She's bid farewell to pain and sorrow
    And this wild, rocky shore.
   
We lover dear Pearlie, oh, so well,
    But Jesus lover her, too.
And saw fit to call her home,
    Far from all earthly view.
   
O may we strive to do God's will,
    Obey the plan he has given,
And when our tasks on earth areo'er,
    Meet Pearlie up in heaven.
   
Dear mother, sisters and brothers,
    Let's remember Pearlie's prayer,
And strive to meet her there,
    On the golden shore.
--BY A FRIEND.
Medford Mail, March, 16, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Clara Rader has had a new picket fence put around her yard.
    Henry Maury, of Jacksonville, was the guest of Mrs. A. M. Thomas last Sunday.
    Henry Lush, of Portland, came out last Saturday to visit his nephew, John Hart.
    J. J. Fryer is putting up a new fence around a tract of land near the old school house.
    Miss Myrtle Daley, of the North Fork, was out last Sunday visiting her brother, Geo. W. Daley, Jr.
    Fort Hubbard, of Medford, was in our town last Saturday, and A. C. Hubbard was out this way Monday.
    Misses Hattie and Agnes Howlett visited their sister, Mrs. James M. Lewis, and Miss Alta Wood last week.
    Miss Olie Huffer, of Jacksonville, will commence a term of school in Rogue River district No. 37, next Monday.
    Some of the patrons of the school met at the school house last Saturday and cleaned up the grounds, removing the debris that was left by the builders.
    The many friends of Mrs. A. M. Thomas will be pleased to learn that she has so far recovered as to be out of the house last Friday, the first time in four weeks.
    The farmers of Sticky, whose land was dry enough to cultivate, improved the few days of fine weather last week by putting in grain and plowing for corn.
    Mrs. Dora Saltmarsh, of Sterling, and Mrs. Rhoda Miller, of Ashland, visited a few days last week with their brothers and father, A. Pool. they returned home Friday.
    Geo. Webber, of Medford, is expected to deliver a lecture at Pool's hall next Saturday night, on the subject of Woodcraft, his object being to organize a Woodmen of the World lodge here.
    Mrs. Howlett received a package from Portland last week, containing a setting of full-blooded Black Langshan eggs, and if everything is favorable she expects to have some fine chickens on exhibition this fall.
    I have been requested to say that a good teacher is wanted in the Betz district, No. 47; a lady preferred. Eagle Point district also wants a teacher for the primary department. Our school will commence next Monday.
    Word has reached us from Rev. J. C. Cole that his father died in Portland on Thursday, March 15th. Rev. Cole expects to return to Eagle Point soon and resume his course of sermons on the doctrine advocated by the Seventh Day Adventists.
    Dr. Cole, of Medford, has been out here several times lately. He is negotiating for the purchase of the drug store, now in charge of Joseph Wilson, with a view to locating here. There is a good opening here for a drug store, as Mr. W. is not a licensed pharmacist, and there is also an extensive practice for a good physician.
Medford Mail, March 23, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Conn, who has been stopping with her mother for some time, returned to her home near Roseburg on Tuesday of last week.
    Rev. J. C. Cole returned from Portland last Friday to resume his discourses on the subject of the "Doctrines of the Adventists."
    Miss Ollie Huffer, who is teaching in district 37, was the guest of Mrs. Howlett last Sunday. She is highly pleased with her school.
    Miss Ada Cook, who has been stopping in Medford for some time, passed through our town last Sunday on her way to her mountain home, near the Twin Buttes.
    Lee Black, living up on Rogue River, was among us last Friday. Charley Obenchain and William Perry, of Big Butte, were also in our town trading on the same day.
    Mr. Gorden, of Rogue River, was smiling on his friends in Eagle Point last Friday. He looks as hale and hearty as he did twenty years ago.
    C. F. Pierce, the business manager of the S.P.L. Co., passed through our town last Friday, in company with two other men, on his way to the saw mill near Flounce Rock.
    There is quite a stir among the stock men in this section of the country, as outside buyers have been in and contracted for several hundred head of cattle at a very fair price.
    A. Hubbard was out last week to superintend the starting of one of his disc plows on O. McGee's farm, but the ground was too wet to work well and they were compelled to stop.
    Mr. Moomaw preached a sermon to the children last Sunday, and A. J. Daley had a appointment to preach at 7:30 p.m. A company of about thirty met at the church house, but no preacher appeared.
    The directors show their interest in our school by the work they have done on the grounds and wood house. The grounds are now clean and the wood house has a new door with a good hasp and lock on it, so that there is not the temptation to take the wood that was there before.
    Saturday night Geo. E. Weber lectured to quite a large audience and a number gave their names as applicants to become members of the lodge, but not enough to organize. At the close of the lecture some of the young folks participated in a social dance for a couple of hours.
    Times were quite lively in our town last Saturday as the two prominent political parties held their primaries that day. The Republicans chose as delegates to the county convention H. von der Hellen, J. J. Fryer, James Geary, and J. A. Jonas; the Democrats selected Oliver McGee and G. W. Daley, Jr.
    Prof. R. H. Jonas and Donnie McGee went from here to the Wellen school house last Saturday night to attend a literary society. The people in that section of the country believe in having something that will elevate and improve the mind. They expect to have a good literary society and will soon have a fine library.
    The school board met on Wednesday of last week and authorized the clerk to notify Miss Mary Day, of Grants Pass, that she would be accepted as teacher of the primary department of our school, but owing to the smallpox scare, they reconsidered their action and notified her that they could not receive her. Miss Etta Wilson was then engaged to take charge of that department, and our school opened on Monday, March 26th.
Medford Mail, March 30, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Frank Manning, the Leeds postmaster, was in town last Sunday.
    Wm. Daley, our fancy stockman and poultry raiser, was in town last Sunday.
    Mrs. Wm. Holmes, of Central Point, came over last Sunday to visit her parents.
    Miss Mattie Briscoe, of Trail, was visiting friends in Eagle Point the first of the week.
    Aaron Wyland and daughter, Miss Berths, were visiting friends in town Monday.
    Miss Myrtle Daley, of upper Butte Creek, has returned to our town to take advantage of our excellent school.
    Miss Mary Day, of Grants Pass, has been engaged to teach the Betz school. She commenced her work last Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Riley went to Central Point last Saturday to take their baby to Dr. Kirchgessner for medical treatment.
    Miss Alta Wood and her niece, Miss Anna Noah, of Sams Valley, were the guests of our daughters last Saturday night.
    Mrs. Holter, daughter of the late David Brower, of Talent, came out with her stepbrother, Mr. Root, this week to recuperate.
    Word reached here last week that Mrs. E. H. Lewis, of Elk Creek, is dangerously ill and her son, Walker, left here Sunday morning for that place.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw went to Talent last Thursday to be at the bedside of his friend, Rev. David Brower, who died shortly after his arrival.
    Mrs. Geo. W. Daley, Jr., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McNeil, and her sister, Mrs. Charles Reynolds, on the south fork of Little Butte.
    Prof. Robt. Jonas was with the crowd that visited Medford last Saturday. He reports that he is getting along nicely with his school in the Antelope district.
    Mrs. Geo. Magerle and sister, Mrs. O. Simpkins, came up from Woodville last week to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn, Mr. Heckathorn being very sick with little hope of recovery.
    School commenced last Monday with Prof A. L. Haselton as principal and Miss Etta Wilson, assistant. There was not a full attendance as quite a number of the larger pupils were detained at home for a while on account of spring work. Prof. H. has formed a class in algebra and if I mistake not he will soon have a school that we may well feel proud of. Miss Wilson seems to be the right one for the primary department and has made a very favorable impression so far and is liked very much by the children.
    Last Sunday the Central Point base ball team came over and played a game against our boys. Quite a crowd gathered to witness the proceedings and it proved to be one of the most hotly contested games yet this season. At the end of the seventh inning the score showed Eagle Point to be six ahead, but at the beginning of the eighth inning Frank Foster, the pitcher, had one of his fingers badly cut while catching a ball, which necessitated his retiring from the field. The Central Point boys gained steadily after that and at the close of the game the score stood at 21 to 20, in favor of Central Point. Everything passed off very pleasantly and had it not been for the heavy shower that came up while the game was on there would have been nothing to mar the pleasure of the occasion.
Medford Mail, April 6, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Cline has moved into the Emery house, recently vacated by Mrs. Taylor.
    Born--In Eagle Point, on April 9, 1900, to the wife of Benj. Fredenburg, a daughter.
    James Culbertson, of upper Little Butte, was trading in Eagle Point one day last week.
    Dr. I. L. Arnold, of Medford, was visiting our section of the country last Sunday.
    Dr. Cole has rented the old Inlow store room and fitted it up for a drug store and office.
    Mrs. E. M. Cox, of Big Butte, has been the guest of Mrs. J. W. Compton for several days past.
    Mrs. G. W. Daley returned to her home last week. She was accompanied by her mother.
    D. P. Mathews is putting up a new fence around his premises and improving things generally.
    Dr. Madison took down his sign last week and moved to the Johnson farm, where he is interested in raising vegetables.
    Mrs. Andrew Taylor, who has been living in the Emery house the past winter, has gone to California to live with her daughter.
    D. P. Mathews, one of our leading stockmen and farmers, started for Montana last Thursday to look after his stock interests in that state.
    Mrs. Mollie Bays, niece of O. P. McGee, accompanied by her uncle, Charles McGee, came up from Josephine County last Thursday for a short visit, returning home Monday.
    Some of our ball players laid off a new ball ground last week. They have leveled it down and removed everything objectionable, so that we now have one of the best grounds in the valley.
    David Cingcade has plowed up a tract of new land on the left of the road leading from here to Central Point, and is now fencing it. He expects to sow it to grain and pasture his hogs on it.
    Died--Near Wayside, Wash., March 26, 1900, Elva Maud Allen, aged three years, one month, seven days. Deceased was the youngest daughter of T. J. and Harriett Allen, formerly residents of Eagle Point.
    Miss Snow March, who has been stopping with her grandmother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, returned to the residence of Col. Maury, near Jacksonville, last Sunday. She was accompanied by Henry Maury and his sister, Miss Mollie.
    T. E. Nichols and Geo. Givens are preparing to dig a ditch to carry water from Rogue River, with which to irrigate their farms. The ditch will be several miles long and will carry sufficient water to irrigate a large tract of land.
    Joseph Van Hardenburg, who lives near Tolo, came up Sunday to see his old acquaintances. He was pitcher for the Eagle Point ball team which played against the picked team from Jacksonville last Fourth. He expressed his willingness to play with the Eagle Point team again this summer.
    Rev. J. C. Cole's brother passed through here last week, on his way to the Gray-Proudfoot mill, at Prospect, to visit Mr. Manning, who was ill. He stopped here overnight and delivered a lecture, giving a brief account of his experience as a missionary among the South Sea Islanders. He will lecture here again, on his experiences in the Fiji Islands.
    Dies--At the family residence, near Eagle Point, on Saturday morning, April 7, 1900, George W. Heckathorn, aged sixty-one years, eight months, twenty-six days. Mr. Heckathorn was born in Ohio, July 11, 1838, and at the age of twenty-two was married to Miss Isabella Diveny. In June, 1876, he settled in this valley, having lived most of the time since in the Butte Creek country. He lived to see all of his children, except his only son, Jerry, grown and married; they were all present at the funeral, except one daughter, Mrs. Ball, who resides in California. Besides his six children, he leaves a devoted wife, a number of grandchildren, one brother and one sister, and a large circle of friends to mourn his death. Funeral services were conducted at the residence on Sunday morning, by Rev. J. P. Moomaw. Interment was made in the Central Point cemetery, A. C. Howlett conducting the services at the grave. A large number of friends followed the remains to the cemetery.
Medford Mail, April 13, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Riley were in Medford last Saturday on business.
    Quite a number of our farmers are busy planting corn, the ground having dried off so that it can be worked.
    Ben. Moomaw, who has been working at the Gray-Proudfoot mill for some time, came out last Sunday for a short stay.
    Mrs. Wm. Haymond, of Woodville, who has been stopping with her mother, Mrs. G. W. Heckathorn, for the past week, returned home last Sunday.
    Carl Stanley gave a party at the residence of his uncle, S. A. Carlton, last Friday night. There were quite a number in attendance, Miss Bessie Brown remaining with the family until Sunday.
    The primary department of our school closed for a few days last week on account of the teacher, Miss Etta Wilson, having to attend the teachers' examination. She resumed work in the school room last Monday.
    Frank Brown, our newly appointed road supervisor, has had a force of men and teams at work on the road during the last week, repairing and graveling the road between our town and the desert. He has done a fine job.
    Last Thursday Mrs. R. G. Brown gave a rag tacking party, inviting in some of her friends and neighbors. There were thirty-one ladies and children who enjoyed an excellent dinner and a good time. Forty-four pounds of rags were sewed.
    Mrs. David Ball, daughter of the late George W. Heckathorn, arrived at her mother's last Saturday, from Humboldt County, Calif. She expects to remain until October. She is a regular reader of the Mail and consequently hears from the old home every week.
    Last Sunday the Eagle Point team of ball players, accompanied by a large number of citizens of Eagle Point and vicinity, went to Central Point to play a game of ball. There were quite a number of people from Medford and Jacksonville in attendance. The score at the close of the game stood: Eagle Point, twenty-six; Central Point, twenty-two. The Central Point team is to be here next Sunday to play against our boys. The object seems to be to practice and pick out a team of the best players to go to Eugene and play against that team, play for the money there is in it.
Medford Mail, April 20, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Aaron Wyland was the guest of Jos. Rader last Sunday night.
    Holmes Bros. have put a new porch in front of Dr. Cole's office.
    Mrs. Karewski, of Jacksonville, was out last Friday on a business trip.
    Frank Foster has accepted a position with Thos. Riley on his fine farm.
    Jos. Van Hardenburg, of Tolo, came up Sunday to play ball with his old team here.
    Mrs. Venable, of Sterling, accompanied by her son, came over to visit her grandfather, A. Pool, last week.
    Wm. Rumley, formerly a resident of this vicinity, was calling on old friends in this vicinity last week.
    Miss Nellie Towne, of Phoenix, accompanied by her brother, passed through town one day last week on her way to the upper country, where she goes to teach school.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw, accompanied by Mesdames Holter and Root, went to Talent last Friday to attend a meeting of the Dunkard Church council on Saturday.
    J. M. Lewis, accompanied by Miss Ollie Huffer, took a trip to Jacksonville last Saturday. She reports her school in district No. 37 in a prosperous condition.
    Thos. Riley is dividing up his large farm into different fields so that he can summer fallow part of his land and pasture it, while he is raising a crop on the rest of his farm.
    Elder Cole gave a magic lantern entertainment at Pool's hall one evening last week. It was very interesting, being scenes in the Fiji islands among the cannibals. He had some trouble with his lantern and did not exhibit all of the scenes but will give another entertainment for that purpose in the near future.
    Mrs. J. P. Moomaw gave a quilting party last Wednesday which proved to be a grand success. A large number of the neighbors were present and while some quilted others played the organ and sang. An excellent dinner was served and all seemed to enjoy themselves very much.
    The poultry business is assuming large proportions in this section of the country. J. A. Jonas is running an incubator and A. J. Daley has ordered a large incubator and two brooders, while many of the farmers' wives are raising chicks by the hundreds in the old way. Mrs. Howlett has 508 young chicks running about the place now. How is that for luck in chicken hatchery?
    The cattlemen are quite busy at present gathering up the yearlings and two-year-olds to sell, as a man will be here about the 15th of next month to receive them. Rader & Nichols have a contract to deliver several hundred. Speaking of cattle, Mrs. Howlett's uncle, living near Eugene, sold a three-year-old steer last week that weighed 2285 pounds, which brought him the neat sum of $93.15. So you see we don't have to go to Kansas for all our big cattle.
    Last Sunday the Central Point base ball team, accompanied by a number of their friends, came out to play against the Eagle Point team. At the end of the third inning one of the visitors from Central Point proposed to bet $20 on the Central Point team, but when Jack Nichols presented the coin he concluded they had better wait a while before the bet was made, which, of course, was the last they heard from him. A large crowd assembled to witness the game, which resulted in favor of Eagle Point by a score of 14 to 9. It is given out that we have one of the best teams in the county, if not in Southern Oregon.
Medford Mail, April 27, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    O. P. McGee has been putting up a new partition fence on the old Simon place.
    Frank Smith, of Medford, was the guest of George Brown and family last week.
    E. Pearce came over from Forest Creek last Sunday to visit his aunts, Mesdames Thomas and Sinclare.
    J. M. Lewis and family, accompanied by Miss Ollie Huffer, attended church at Eagle Point last Sunday.
    Charles Fredenburg, of Rogue River, visited relatives here recently while on his way to the Big Butte country.
    I am sorry to announce that Mrs. J. W Grover is quite ill, although at last accounts she was slightly improved.
    Benj. Fredenburg, who has been in Eagle Point for some time on account of sickness in his family, returned to his ranch on Big Butte.
    Porter Robinett and family, accompanied by Mrs. E. Simon, came in from Klamath County last week to visit Mr. Robinett's parents, at this place. They returned home this week.
    Benj. Moomaw returned home from the Gray-Proudfoot saw mill last Sunday. He reports that the engine at the mill is out of order, on account of which they are unable to run regularly.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw preached a very interesting sermon here last Sunday, giving his reasons for being a Dunkard. The Dunkards will hold their semi-annual love feast at Talent next Saturday, May 5th, at 3 p.m.
    Last Friday being Roy McGee's birthday, some of his schoolmates concluded to give him a surprise. About 7 o'clock p.m. they commenced to arrive and kept on coming until the number reached a dozen. They played games until about midnight, when they departed for their homes, having had one of the most pleasant times imaginable.
    Married--At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, on Sunday, April 29, 1900, by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, Mr. J. H. Carlton and Miss Bessie Brown. There was no one present except relatives of the contracting parties. John Nichols, Jr., acted as best man and Miss Mattie Taylor was bridesmaid. The newly married couple have gone to the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carlton, where they will remain for a couple of weeks, when they expect to move onto the F. M. Plymale farm, near Medford, which place Mr. Carlton and his cousin Carl Stanley, have rented. Their many friends in this section of the country extend congratulations and hope that their star of happiness may never grow less bright.
Medford Mail, May 4, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    James Lewis went up to Elk Creek to visit his parents.
    Misses Myrtle Daley and Sophia Ratrie were visiting friends and relatives in Eagle Point Sunday.
    S. B. Holmes has put a neat net wire fence around his yard, enclosing his home. It reflects credit on his taste.
    Rader & Nichols are beginning to gather their cattle for delivery, as they expect the buyer to be here about the 13th to receive them.
    During a thunder storm last week the lightning struck the telephone wire near T. L. Linksweiler's, and slivered three of four of the poles, but doing no especial damage.
    There were quite a number of our citizens went to Central Point on Tuesday, May 1st, to witness the match game of base ball between the Eagle Point and Central Point teams.
    Road supervisor H. Turpin had a force of men and teams at work last week on the Cingcade hill and has made a decided improvement on it, having hauled stone and gravel and made a good solid road over a long and very bad mudhole.
    James W. Pew spent a couple of days with our family last week. He expects to start for the Dead Indian Soda Springs in a short time, for his health, and to look after his stock interests. He will remain there about a month then go to Klamath County to spend the summer.
    Last Friday Miss Ollie Huffer had the afternoon in her school devoted to exercises outside of the regular routine, there being recitations, songs, etc., on the program. Quite a number of the patrons of the school were present and seemed to be favorably impressed with the exercises.
    Quite a number of weddings are taking place of persons either living in this neighborhood or former residents of this place, among them being our old friend, Boyd Tucker, and Miss Conley, of Sams Valley, and Benj. Moomaw and Mrs. Holter. Their many friends wish them all a long and prosperous journey through life.
    There has been considerable stir in our town during the past week on account of the representatives of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company, being here making arrangements to get their traction engine to work again. They have had a force of men at work on the banks of Antelope and Butte creeks, grading them down and getting them in shape, but the company contemplates building bridges across both streams in the near future.
    Last Sunday the Medford ball players, accompanied by quite a number of their friends, came out to play against our team. They had a very pleasant time and as usual our boys came out ahead, the score standing Eagle Point 12; Medford, 10. After the game was over there was a foot race between Wm. von der Hellen and Ira Anderson, of Medford. The race was won by Anderson. The amount of the purse was six dollars.
    As there has been a great deal said about the failure of the fruit crop this season in Rogue River Valley, I interviewed Mr. Olwell, of Central Point, last Saturday, with regard to the prospect, and he assures me that although their loss of early fruit has been quite severe, still there will be considerable early fruit and a very fair crop of late apples. He expects to be able to gather about sixty or seventy percent of a crop this fall and ship about seventy carloads. He seems to think that the prospect over the valley is not so discouraging as at first supposed.
Medford Mail, May 11, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    R. G. Brown and family were visiting the family of S. A. Carlton last Sunday.
    Mesdames S. A. and J. H. Carlton were visiting friends and relatives in town this week.
    Miss Etta Wilson went to Central Point last Sunday and brought her sister, Alma, out with her.
    Chas. Carney and Lee Jacobs were shaking hands with their friends in Eagle Point last Sunday.
    Last Tuesday Prof. Gregory visited our school and on Wednesday he visited Miss Huffer's school in district No. 37.
    Benj. Edmondson has delivered a lot of shakes to Jos. Rader, who contemplates making more shed room for his stock.
    R. L. Friend expects to move his family to the mountains this week, where he will haul lumber for the Gray-Proudfoot mill.
    Benj. Fredenburg and family, who have been living here during the past winter, have moved to their farm on Big Butte.
    John Ashpole has moved his family to the Reese place, on Rogue River, and Wm. Lewis has moved into the Ashpole house.
    Quite a number of our farmers are taking advantage of the fine rain and are summer fallowing their ground, preparatory to sowing wheat next fall.
    The many friends of D. P. Mathews will be glad to learn that he has recovered his health. He is now in North Dakota attending to some business matters.
    We have had one of the finest rains of the season and now the weather is warm and pleasant and the prospects were never better for a bountiful harvest.
    Last Wednesday Miss Bessie Haselton gave a birthday party to some of her young friends. Dinner was served at 5 o'clock and the evening was very pleasantly spent in innocent amusements.
    Mrs. W. B. Officer and her sister, Miss Lottie Brown, of Grass Valley, Calif., arrived in Central Point last Sunday night and on Monday came out to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown. Their many friends gave them a cordial welcome.
    Last Sunday, May 6th, Mrs. A. L. Haselton lost a valuable gold breastpin about the Eagle Point ball grounds. It is a long brooch, with four brilliants, and is valued very highly by her as it was given to her by her father when she was quite young. Anyone finding it would do her a great favor by returning it.
Medford Mail, May 18, 1899, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    W. W. Miller, of Ashland, was in town Saturday and Sunday.
    J. Rogers, of Sams Valley, was the guest of Mrs. E. Sinclare one day last week.
    Deputy Assessor R. G. Brown and family visited at J. C. Pendleton's last Sunday.
    Born--Near Eagle Point, on May 6, 1900, to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. French, a daughter.
    Rev. Eby, of the Dunkard Church, will preach here next Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock.
    Frank Manning, Joe Phipps and Mr. Goodlow came out from Leeds to attend the funeral of A. J. Florey's child.
    Lyman Adams and family came in from Klamath County last week, on their way to Washington. They have been visiting at Aaron Beck's.
    Men have been at work raising the bridge across the water ditch, so the traction engine and lumber wagons can cross with a load.
    Wm. Jackson and family, of Medford, were visiting Mrs. Jackson's parents last Sunday. They were accompanied by Mrs. G. A. Jackson.
    Last Sunday our base ball team met with a regular Waterloo at the hands of the Medford team, and they who were thought to be invincible returned home completely crestfallen.
    Irvin Pool, son of A. Pool, of the Eagle Hotel, had his leg broken near the ankle, Monday morning, by his horse falling on him. Dr. Cole reduced the fracture and the patient is resting quite easy.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nye and Miss Elsie Nye came down from Flounce Rock to attend the funeral of their niece, little Elsie Florey. Mrs. Florey's parents were in such poor health they were unable to be present.
    R. L. Friend has moved with his family to the Big Butte country, where he expects to remain during the summer, having engaged to haul lumber from the Proudfoot-Gray mill to Big Butte Creek, so the big traction engine can get to it.
    Joseph Moomaw has purchased the Mitchell property from Ezra Root; consideration, $400. Mr. Moomaw has taken the contract to carry the mail from here to Climax, while Mr. Root and his family expect to leave in a short time for the Coquille country.
    Died--On May 16, 1900, Mrs. Margaret Watkins, wife of C. C. Watkins, aged eighty years. She had been in very poor health for a long time. The remains were interred in Central Point cemetery. A large number of children and grandchildren are left to mourn her death.
    On Tuesday of last week Cornelius & Deer received from Messrs. Rader and Nichols 560 head of cattle--yearlings and two-year-olds--for shipment to Montana. One would think they had completely stripped the range of cattle, but I am informed by one of our reliable cattle men that inside of a month he could gather as many more on the same range and still have cattle left.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Thompson, of Indian River, Florida, are here upon a visit to Mr. Thompson's nephew, George Brown, and family. Mr. Thompson was at one time a resident of this county, having been superintendent of the Sunday school in Jacksonville for a number of years in the '60s. They will remain here for a few weeks, and then go on to Oklahoma for a visit with relatives.
    Our community was much surprised last Sunday morning by the announcement that little Elsie Joyce Florey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey, was dead. She had been ailing for several days, but no one thought anything serious was the matter until Friday, when Dr. Cole was called and found the child suffering from congestion of the stomach and bowels; but he was summoned too late, for the little sufferer passed away at eleven o'clock Saturday night. She was one year, eight months and eighteen days old. Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, and remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery.
Medford Mail, May 25, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Elsie Nye, of Flounce Rock, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. A. J. Florey.
    Elder Skeel, of the Church of God, held a meeting here last week, closing Sunday night.
    David Cingcade is hauling out quite a lot of lumber for fencing and building purposes.
    Rev. Eby, a Dunkard preacher of Jacksonville, preached a good-sized congregation here last Sunday.
    Mrs. Bays, niece of O. P. McGee, came up from Josephine County last Saturday to remain during the summer. She was accompanied by Mr. Hall.
    Mrs. J. H. Carlton and Miss Lottie Brown went to Central Point last Sunday to visit their sister, Mrs. W. M. Holmes.
    A. Pool is having his hotel repainted and an addition built thereto, making it more pleasing to the eye as well as more convenient for the guests.
    The Eagle Point and Medford ball teams expect to play a game in Medford on the 4th of July, for a purse of $50. Our boys played a practice game Sunday.
    Benj. Moomaw and family started Monday for Coos County, where Mrs. M. owns a fine farm and considerable stock. Their many friends here wish them a safe journey.
    Quite a number of people from a distance attended church here Sunday, among whom were Mr. Bursell and family, from near Jacksonville, W. W. Edington and family, of Central Point, Mr. and Mrs. Clemons, living near Medford, and George Potter, of Ashland.
    The traction engine with three wagons passed through here last week en route to Medford. They had considerable difficulty in crossing Butte Creek, as the ford is very rough and the bank on the south side is sand, and the large wheels are not adapted to such soft ground.
    The farmers in this section of the country have been making a raid on the squirrels and the result is that they are getting quite scarce. If the county court would offer a bounty for squirrel tails, there would be a great deal of grain saved that is now being destroyed by them.
    The rain last Friday evening did a vast amount of good to the crops, as there seemed to be a need of rain; but now the farmers and gardeners are feeling secure and we hope for warmer weather. There are prospects for a large crop of onions in this vicinity, as several of the farmers have made a specialty of them this season.
Medford Mail, June 1, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Wm. Holmes and family, of Central Point, spent Sunday here.
    Jos. Moomaw has taken a subcontract to carry the mail from Eagle Point to Climax.
    Haying has commenced in this section of the country, and consequently items of interest are scarce.
    Mr. Root and family, who have resided here for about two years, sold their property to Jos. Moomaw and moved to Talent this week.
    Mrs. Frank Tungate came out last week to visit her daughter, Mrs. E. Pool, and last Sunday the two visited Mrs. W. Pool and Mrs. John Rader.
    Miss Anna Pankey, of Central Point, who has been visiting her many friends and relatives in the community for the past week, returned home Sunday.
    J. M. Lewis and family, your correspondent and family and Miss Huffer all spent the day with John Rader and family last Sunday and had a very enjoyable time.
    The traction road engine had a little trouble here last Saturday while crossing Butte Creek and had to leave the wagons and go to the blacksmith shop for repairs.
    After this week the people will begin to lapse into their normal state as election is over, and about three-fourths of the candidates will be casting around for something else to do.
    Last week your correspondent made another trip to Gold Hill and while there closed the deal whereby he secured what is known as the Emery property in Eagle Point. Consideration $400.
    Last Tuesday Miss Ollie Huffer, who is teaching in Rogue River district, had very appropriate memorial exercises in her school. About all of the patrons of the school were present and the children did fine.
    Some of the Eagle Point ball players went to Brownsboro last Sunday and had a social game of ball. During the game Cefus Moomaw was run into by one of the Waltz boys and disabled so badly that he had to be taken home.
    On Memorial Day quite a number of the citizens of our neighborhood went to the Antelope cemetery and decorated the graves of departed loved ones. Quite a number also went to the Central Point and Mathews cemeteries for a similar purpose.
    The many friends of Mrs. L. C. Stanfield, wife of the late W. W. Stanfield, formerly of Medford, will be pleased to learn that she is doing well. She is living in Kearney, Nebraska, and her daughter, Miss Daisy, is living in Hot Springs, S.D. Mrs. S. says in a letter that she longs to be back in Jackson County, Oregon, as it is the most desirable place she has ever found. Miss Daisy confided a secret to Mrs. H. but I am not at liberty to give it just now.
Medford Mail, June 8, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. W. B. Officer was visiting he family of S. A. Carlton last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pendleton were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Grizzle, of Medford, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. McGee a few days last week.
    Miss Alma Wilson, sister of our teacher Miss Etta, was the guest of George Brown and family last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Nye, of Flounce Rock, came our last week to visit their daughter, Mrs. A. J. Florey.
    Mr. Vann, of Klamath County, passed through our town last week on his way to California on a business trip.
    C. H. Basey and two children and Mr. Kaim and family came out from Jacksonville last Sunday for an outing.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ad. Sisemore, of Sams Valley, came over last Sunday to attend church and visit Rev, J. P. Moomaw.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bradney visited with Mr. and Mrs. Howlett one day last week. They have returned to our town to reside.
    Rev. Wilson, pastor of the M. E. Church South, of Medford, came out last week and preached Wednesday evening. It was not generally known and the result was a very small audience.
    Prof. Haselton's department of our school closes this week, but Miss Wilson will teach another week as she lost several days during the teacher's examination.
    Miss Ollie Huffer closed a very successful term of school in Rogue River district, No. 37, last Friday. She has given general satisfaction and endeared herself to the patrons as well as the pupils.
    The traction engine had considerable trouble last Sunday in crossing a low place on the bank of the creek where someone had turned in water from the irrigating ditch. They were detained several hours.
    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce came over last Saturday to visit Mrs. P.'s parents, and while here Floyd intends to visit the Elk Creek mines. They report that they have been fairly successful by their brother, Enon.
    On Wednesday of last week Andrew Grieve came out from Central Point with a drummer and while here had a genuine runaway. The result was a badly mashed up buggy and rigging, McGee's fence demolished and a badly spoiled team.
Medford Mail, June 15, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Laura Nichols visited at Mr. Fryer's last week.
    Miss Lottie Pankey, of Central Point, was visiting friends here last week.
    Last Saturday Frank Foster and Floyd Pearce cut a bee tree on J. Grover's place, and obtained a considerable amount of honey.
    John Moomaw, who went to the coast with his brother, Ben, returned last week. He speaks highly of that section of the country.
    J. J. Fryer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce, Grandma Heckathorn, Jerry Heckathorn, Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Frank Lewis made up a fishing party to Rogue River recently. They had but little success fishing, but report having had a good time.
    Prof. A. L. Haselton closed his school last Friday. Owing to the warm weather and press of work on the farms his school had run down so that he did not have any special exercises, but the examination of his classes showed that he had done faithful work.
    There has been another real estate transaction in this section of the country, D. Y. Grey having sold to Walter Wood forty acres of land lying about a mile and a half north of Eagle Point; consideration, $360. Mr. Grey and family have moved to Eastern Oregon.
    Last week we had our regular quota of company. On Monday Mrs. Lewis and Miss Ollie Huffer visited us, and on Tuesday Grandma Heckathorn and Mesdames J. J. Fryer, Frank Lewis, Floyd Pearce and David Ball, the latter from Humboldt County, California, spent the day with us.
    Wm. Smith and Court Snider, of Brownsville, Indiana, arrived here last week. They started for Seattle, but when they reached Portland they heard so many discouraging stories from there and so much in favor of Southern Oregon that they turned their attention this way. They seem to be favorably impressed with their present surroundings.
    The rain during the past week, while it has done a vast amount of good in the way of bringing out the late grain, has interfered with our haying considerably and damaged a good bit of hay that was in the swath and shock. The heavy electric storm that accompanied the rain came near proving serious in one case. Frank Foster was running a mower and the lightning came close enough to knock down one of the horses he was driving. It did no especial damage, but reminded Frank that it was not a good idea to run a mower during a thunder storm.
    By special invitation a number of friends met at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Fries, on Sunday, June 17th, to celebrate the birthday anniversaries of Mrs. Fries and her daughter, Martha. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Clemens, Lin Clemens, Peter Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Paine and children, Misses Martha and Jane Wilson, Erastus Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Howard of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Howlett and daughters. Several others were invited but were unable to be present on account of sickness. The dinner was truly a grand affair. Mr. Howard had his kodak with him, and took a picture of the guests while seated at the table. After dinner all repaired to the parlor and enjoyed some fine vocal and instrumental music. The afternoon passed very pleasantly and all agreed that it was one of the most enjoyable events of the season.
Medford Mail, June 22, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Etta Wilson closed her school at this place last Friday.
    Born--June 21, 1900, near Derby, to Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Washburn, a son.
    Miss Lottie Brown visited friends in Ashland, Medford and Central Point recently.
    Mrs. John Curry and family were visiting her aunt, Mrs. S. A. Carlton, last Sunday.
    School Superintendent Gregory visited the schools in our section of the country last week.
    Miss Lottie Taylor, who has been visiting with Mrs. J. H. Carlton, returned home last week.
    Mesdames A. M. Thomas and E. Sinclair were visiting friends in Central Point last week.
    Mrs. J. W. Grover, who has been visiting her brother, Wm. Perry, returned home last Friday.
    A. J. Daley is putting up a new fence and preparing to go into the poultry business on quite a large scale.
    Mrs. Bays returned last Friday from Josephine County, where she had been visiting her grandfather and sister.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Thompson, who have been visiting old acquaintances in Jacksonville, returned to Geo. Brown's last week.
    Pike Maury, of Coquille City, and his stepdaughter, Miss Icey Snow, were visiting the latter's grandmother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, last Sunday.
    From the way people in this section of the country talk, and judging other sections by this, there will be the largest gathering in Medford for the 4th of July that has ever assembled in the county.
    While the late rains did considerable damage to the hay crop and some of the standing grain, it will make the late-sown grain first class and cause the early grain to fill better. The prospect is favorable for an abundant harvest.
    Mrs. David Ball, of Humboldt County, California, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. George Heckathorn, started for her home in the 15th. She was accompanied as far as San Francisco by Mrs. J. E. Geary, who has gone there for medical treatment.
    Died--June 23, 1900, James M. Riddle, aged 76 years, 6 months and 12 days. Mr. Riddle had been working on Round Top, and not feeling well started for his home, in Eagle Point, a distance of ten or twelve miles, about 9 o'clock a.m., arriving there about 7 p.m. When he reached home he could hardly walk and was throughly drenched, but showed no signs of being particularly ill, and at 11:15 he expired. He leaves a wife and an adopted daughter. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery on Monday morning, Rev. J. P. Moomaw conducting the funeral services.
Medford Mail, June 29, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--On June 24, 1900, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols, a daughter.
    Mr. Lippincott and family, of Medford, were out viewing our town last Sunday.
    Robert Jonas, who is teaching school at Derby, made a business trip to Medford last Saturday. He reports that his school in progressing finely.
    Ralph Newman was in from Ft. Klamath a short time ago. He was accompanied on his return by Miss Lillie Newman, who will visit with her sister and aunt for a while.
    O. P. McGee expects to start soon with a force of men for Rancherie, where they will put up hay belonging to Slinger & Ulrich. As soon as that is completed they will go to Klamath County to put up hay in that section.
    Miss Elsie Nye and her niece, Miss Floy Florey, came down from the Nye farm, in Flounce Rock precinct, last Sunday. Miss Elsie returned home Tuesday, accompanied by her parents, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey.
    There is a good opening in our town for a wagon maker, or carpenter who can do wagon work in connection with his regular work, as there is a great deal of travel through here and consequently considerable repair work to be done.
    Eli Wood and family arrived last week from California for a visit with Mr. Wood's mother, Mrs. Kelsoe, and also to look at the country. They seem to be favorably impressed with the appearance of this section and may locate among us.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, accompanied by their cousin, Hallie Hoyt, came in from Klamathon the first of last week and remained until Sunday, when Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt and Miss Tavie Howlett started for Ft. Klamath. They expect to return the first of next week.
    I understand that one of our enterprising citizens contemplates reopening the water ditch in the south side of Little Butte Creek and extending it so as to irrigate some of the land on Antelope Creek, thus giving water privileges to those living on that side of the creek.
    The engineer and fireman who have charge of the Sugar Pine Company's traction engine used in hauling lumber from the Big Butte country to Medford, will reside in Eagle Point. Mr. Wright, the fireman, has moved into the Thomas Coy property, while the other gentleman has been trying to rent a house in which to live.
Medford Mail, July 6, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Rogers, of Central Point, was the guest of Mesdames Thomas and Sinclair last week.
    Fred Green, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, arrived from Hampton, Calif., last Monday.
    J. W. Compton, who has been in California for several months, returned to his home here last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Eicher were in attendance at church here last Sunday. They were the guests of H. T. Severance.
    A vast amount of travel passes over the road through our town and the result is that our business men are doing well.
    Last week Mr. Hubbs and family, accompanied by two other families, passed through here en route to Eastern Oregon.
    Roy Smith had the misfortune to lose his purse, containing about $30, last Sunday on his way between town and his home.
    The first of last week a party of emigrants passed through here on their way from Harney Valley to Humboldt County, Calif.
    Mrs. J. W. Riddle has moved to Medford and has rented her house here in Eagle Point to one of the engineers of the traction engine.
    Prof. J. Frank Hall, of Barron, Wis., arrived here last Friday and is the guest of Rev. Moomaw. He is looking for a situation to teach school in this country.
    Rev. Moomaw will have a children's meeting on the fourth Sunday, at 11 o'clock a.m. He expects to have Prof. Hall, of Wisconsin, to give the children a talk.
    Court Snider and Wm. Smith, recently from Indiana, have located in the Big Butte country, the former having purchased a section of land of the S.P.R.R. Co., and each have taken up a homestead.
    Our base ball team are endeavoring to make arrangements to have the Jacksonville team come out here the latter part of the week and play a game for $100 on a side. As the arrangements are incomplete I am unable to give date and other particulars at this writing.
    Since Mr. Cingcade has fenced up the old road and turned it on the survey we have to pass over a very bad mud hole on the road to Medford, and the supervisor ought to have it repaired as it is not safe for light rigs and so bad that heavy loads have great difficulty in getting through.
    J. W. Lawton and R. H. Whitehead, of Medford, two of the appraisers of the estate of the late Wm. Slinger, came out last week and appraised the property he had in this locality--the old Simon place. The farm was appraised at $6000 and the personal property at $8000, the above named property being partnership property of Ulrich, Slinger & Co.
Medford Mail, July 13, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Timmie Dugan started his header last Monday on the old Fryer farm.
    Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Thomson are visiting R. G. Brown and family this week.
    J. W. Compton and family started Friday for an outing in the mountains.
    Harvesting is under full headway and there is a call for hands in every direction.
    B. Pool, of Applegate, was over the first of the week visiting his father and family.
    Mr. Rosson, one of the engineers on the traction engine, has moved into the Riddle house.
    Mrs. J. M. Riddle sold her property in Eagle Point to Geo. Brown, consideration being $150.
    Misses Emma and Lottie Perry are visiting their sisters, Mesdames Frank Nichols and J. W. Grover.
    Mrs. J. E. Geary returned last week from San Francisco, where she has been for medical treatment.
    A traveling dentist named Johnson, who was here fifteen years ago, has been in our town for the past few days.
    Mr. Glass, of Table Rock, was in our section last Sunday looking for hands. He will start his thresher this week.
    Miss Elsie Nye, who has been stopping with her sister, Mrs. A. J. Florey, returned home on Wednesday of last week.
    Frank Nichols and family, accompanied by Mrs. John Nichols, were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover last Sunday.
    There are a great many pleasure seekers passing through our town on their way to the different places of resort in our beautiful mountains.
    Orin and Omer Murphy passed through here one day last week on their way to Klamath County, to assist in putting up hay for Mr. Nicholson.
    There were two families here last week looking for a location and they seemed to be favorably impressed with our surroundings and think of buying property here.
    Irvin Pool, the young man who had his leg broken a short time ago, has so far recovered as to be able to ride horseback, and is now carrying the mail between here and Climax, in the place of Jos. Moomaw.
    Mr. Ringer, who was here some time ago on a visit and returned to his old home in Ohio, arrived here last week. He was so well pleased with our country that he has decided to make this his future home.
    S. B. Holmes and family, J. H. Carlton and family, Mrs. George Brown, Mrs. J. F. Brown and Mrs. W. B. Officer went to Central Point Sunday to meet Mrs. H.'s brother and family, recently from Illinois.
    C. E. Hoyt and family, accompanied by Tavie Howlett, returned from Klamath County last week. Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt went to Medford and bought their supplies, returning to Ft. Klamath to put up hay and look after their cattle.
    O. P. McGee and family, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Coker, and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, of Sacramento, Calif., started last Sunday for the Big Butte country for a summer outing and to put up hay in the rancherie country.
Medford Mail, July 20, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Lottie Brown is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. H. Carlton.
    S. A. Carlton and family have gone to the mountains for an outing.
    Irvin Pruitt and family visited Mrs. C. Rader and family last Sunday.
    Miss Margaret Holmes is visiting her uncle, S. B. Holmes, and family, of this place.
    Miss Emma Perry, who has been visiting relatives in this section, returned to Medford last week.
    Charley Thomas, one of our promising young men, has gone to Klamath County on business.
    R. Bradney and family started last week for Klamath County upon business, to be gone several weeks.
    John and Joseph Rader have gone to their mountain ranch to put up hay and look after their stock.
    Frank Nichols had the misfortune to have a horse fall on his foot one day last week, hurting his ankle quite badly.
    Miss Sota Walsh, who has charge of the culinary department of the Eagle Hotel, visited her parents Saturday and Sunday.
    Eli Wood and family, who have been visiting for the last few weeks with Mrs. Kelsoe and Mrs. Cline, mother and sister of Mr. Wood, returned to California last Friday.
    A. J. Daley is putting up a chicken-proof picket fence on one of his lots in Eagle Point, for a chicken park, as he is going into the business on an extensive scale.
    Mrs. W. W. Miller, of Ashland, came out the first of the week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, and other relatives and friends in this section of the county.
    Considerable trouble was experienced with the traction engine on the trip last Friday, a bolster on one of the wagons having broken and the tongue pulled out of another.
    Jas. Cline, who had his back hurt some weeks ago at the Daley saw mill, has so far recovered as to be able to do light work. He has gone to the hills to make some shakes and posts.
    J. M. Lewis went up to Elk Creek last week to visit his parents and attend to business. He reports that the hogs on the range in that section are fat enough for market, and that stock is doing fine.
    I understand that Bradshaw & Co. expect to start their thresher this week. Speaking of threshing, since harvesting has commenced some of the farmers have discovered that the heads of wheat in many cases are only partly filled with grain and more especially is this the case with the Australian Club wheat.
    R. L. Friend and family came out last Friday from their camp on the road between here and the Gray-Proudfoot mill, where Mr. Friend is engaged in hauling lumber. He went to Medford Saturday and bought another wagon to be used as a trail wagon. They stopped with Mr. Howlett and family until Sunday morning, when Mr. Friend returned to camp, leaving Mrs. Friend to visit among her old friends and attend to some business here.
Medford Mail, July 27, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Our daughter Tavia is the guest of Miss Lottie Brown this week.
    Mrs. Frank Lewis visited her mother, Mrs. George Heckathorn, last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols visited their uncle, T. E. Nichols, last Sunday.
    Miss Gertie McCullough left for the mountains last Sunday to be gone several days.
    The farmers are all very busy just now and items of interest are correspondingly scarce.
    Misses Hattie and Agnes Howlett were the guests of Misses Anna and Olie Nichols last Sunday.
    Miss Etta Wilson, who taught in our school here last spring, has been visiting in this section for some time. She returned to her home in Jacksonville last week.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas was a pleasant caller on us last Sunday. She has almost entirely recovered from her attack of rheumatism and is able to walk as well as usual.
    Tim Dugan and Peter Young have been rushing business with their header this season, cutting eight acres in two and a half days. They will finish up this week.
    Last Monday Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown and son Carl, Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mrs. W. B. Officer and child left for the soda springs on the north fork of Little Butte for an outing.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Thompson, who have been here for some time past visiting with their nephew Geo. Brown, started for British Columbia last week to visit relatives. From there they will go to Iowa, where they will visit more relatives.
    Mrs. W. B. Officer has been taking some fine photos of her relatives and friends in this section of the country, the latest being that of her father and mother, great uncle and aunt, T. B. Thompson and wife, her brother, R. G. Brown, and son, four generations in one group. It is said to be a very fine picture.
    The big traction engine is making its regular trips now but up to the first of the week, was only taking two wagons. Speaking of the engine, while we recognize the utility of such an enterprise and see the advantage it is to our community, we hear that there is some complaint against the way it cuts up certain parts of our roads, and we would suggest, with the consent of the editor of the Mail, that in running the engine over the road, more especially the sticky lane, that they run both sides of the road or lane. If this was the understanding people traveling with teams would also take the right and thus obviate the necessity of meeting on the same track, as it is not always convenient to pass when both are on the same side and both loaded.
Medford Mail, August 3, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. E. Pool has been visiting her relatives in Mt. Pitt precinct.
    Mrs. J. M. Riddle and daughter, Ada, came out to Joseph Riley's last Saturday on business.
    Miss Mattie Taylor came out from Medford last Saturday to visit over Sunday with home folks.
    I understand that there are some cases of blackleg among the cattle on the range, but few, however, and the stock generally is doing fine.
    Mrs. W. B. Officer returned from McAllister soda springs last Saturday and Mrs. J. F. Brown went to take her place with the company.
    Bradshaw & Co. started their threshing machine last week but broke down and had to lay off for repairs a few days. They have secured the services of O. P. McGee as separator tender and hope for better results.
    J. W. Compton and family returned from their outing in the Big Butte country last week, but Mrs. C.'s health is so poor that she is thinking of starting for a high altitude as soon as possible, as her physician advises her to pursue that course.
    I am glad to see that the subject of a road direct from this valley to Fort Klamath is being agitated again in the Mail. We need the road and from all accounts a much better road can be made over the proposed route than any we now have and a saving of several miles of travel, and it will open up a large tract of country for settlement.
    Mrs. N. J. Frary, a sister of Mesdames Sinclair and Thomas and Mr. Pierce, of Forest Creek, arrived last week from Indian Territory. She comes as an M.D. and expects to remain here and practice her profession. She had not seen her sister, Mrs. Thomas, for forty-three years, or her brother, Mr. Pierce, for fifteen years.
    O. P. McGee and family, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Robt. Coker, and family and Mr. and Mrs. B. Fuller, the two latter families from Sacramento, Calif., returned from Rancherie Prairie, where Mr. McGee went to put up hay and the rest of the company to have a good time; but the pleasure of the trip was destroyed by an accident. While a company of ladies were taking a stroll through the woods, they thought that they might see a bear, so Mrs. Mollie Bays took a Winchester rifle along and after they had gone some distance someone in the company suggested that there might be a bear around a point of timber, so Mrs. Bays threw a shell into the gun and forgot to let the hammer down, and while walking along carrying the gun, it was discharged, the ball striking Mrs. Coker just above the heel and coming out near the hollow of the foot, inflicting a severe and painful wound. R. L. Parker made an examination and decided that no bones were broken, but since then several pieces have worked out. The lady was brought to this place last Friday and started for her home in Sacramento, last Sunday. The above is a correct statement as given by the husband of the lady.
Medford Mail, August 10, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton went to the soda springs last week for an outing.
    Mrs. R. G. Brown and party returned from the McAllister soda springs last Saturday.
    D. P. Mathews returned last week from his trip to the mountains. I am sorry to say his health is not improved.
    Quite a number of our citizens went to Medford Sunday to witness the ball game between Medford and the Grants Pass teams.
    A large quantity of wheat is being stored in the warehouse at the Snowy Butte mill, but little is being sold at present prices.
    The Rader brothers returned from their mountain ranch last week. They report that there is no blackleg among the cattle, but that the stock is doing fine.
    Mesdames E. Sinclare, A. M. Thomas, N. J. Frary and J. W. Grover went to Rogue River Sunday on a fishing excursion. They caught several fish and spent the day very pleasantly.
    Messrs. Cline and Snider are working at the Gray-Proudfoot mill at present, but expect to return home the last of the week, as there will be a change in the management of the mill.
    Last Sunday Mrs. O. P. McGee and children, with the exception of Donnie, Mrs. Bays and her sister, Miss Elsie McGee, took dinner with Mrs. Howlett, and the day was pleasantly spent by all.
    Rev. Richard Fysh, of Ft. Klamath, called on us last Tuesday on his way home. He came by the way of Ashland and was accompanied by Dr. Jackson and wife, of the Yainax Agency, who were on their way to Colfax, Wash.
    Last week W. J. Compton and family and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey and daughter, Floy, started for an outing at the huckleberry patch and Crater Lake, Mrs. Compton going for her health. They were joined at Flounce Rock by Mr. and Mrs. Nye.
    Mr. and Mrs. Grizzle and daughter and Miss Bell Sturgis, all of Medford, stopped overnight here last Wednesday night the guests of Oliver McGee and family. They had been to McAllister Springs for the benefit of Mr. Grizzle's health, which is greatly improved.
    Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Owens, John Rader and family, George Givens and family, Mr. Givens, Sr., and J. J. Fryer and grandsons, Austin and Fred Green, took an outing on Rogue River. They spent the day in boat riding and fishing, and report having had a good time.
Medford Mail, August 17, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Ethel Stewart, of Nevada, is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. R. G. Brown.
    Born--August 7, 1900, to Mr. and Mrs. Middlebusher, near Eagle Point, a son.
    Rev. A. J. Sarmer, of the M.E. Church, South, will preach at the Dunkard church next Sunday, the 26th.
    Jack Wrisley and family passed through our town one day last week on their way to the McAllister soda springs.
    Miss Mattie Taylor came out from Medford last week to visit her mother and her cousin, Miss Ethel Stewart.
    A. Osborn, of Josephine County, formerly a school teacher at this place, was here last week in the interest of the Maccabee order.
    John Nichols and family, accompanied by their niece, Miss Ollie Nichols, have gone to the mountains to look after their stock interests and for an outing.
    G. W. Mackey and family, of Medford, Rev. and Mrs. Moomaw and daughter, Miss Virginia, and Miss Mattie Taylor spent the day at our house last Sunday.
    Our new lady physician, Dr. N. J. Frary, is treating D. P. Mathews and Mrs. R. R. Minter, both for chronic diseases, and I am told that both patients are improving.
    Bradshaw's threshing machine pulled in home last Saturday. The crop is so light that they could not make the threshing business pay at present prices--four cents a bushel.
    Before this is spread before the public another of our most promising and estimable young ladies will have passed from a state of single blessedness to married life. She will be greatly missed by her large circle of friends.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Moomaw and daughter were at Prospect recently on a visit to Mr. Bush, who is in that section of the country. He reports the road in a very dusty condition and says that part of the country is being settled very fast.
    There was a called meeting of the citizens on the south side of Little Butte Creek in Eagle Point last Wednesday to take steps toward taking water out of the creek for irrigating purposes. A few who were interested met, but number were hindered on account of threshing so nothing definite was decided on, but a preliminary survey will be made in the near future and steps will be taken to organize a company.
    Jas. Cline and Mr. Snider, who have been working at the Gray-Proudfoot mill, returned home last Friday. They report everything at the mill in a flourishing condition. Mr. Cline went to Medford Monday to interview the merchants and to get a new buggy which had been shipped to him from Cincinnati, O. He has received an agency from the manufacturers there and expects to canvass the country in their interest.
Medford Mail, August 24, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    George McCulloch returned from the soda springs last week.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Riley, Aug. 19, 1900, a daughter.
    There were an unusual amount of strangers in our town last week.
    David Cingcade has carpenters at work finishing up his new house.
    D. B. Russell, of Medford, was the guest of George Brown the first of last week.
    Frank Foster has been putting a new roof on the kitchen part of the Howlett house, in Eagle Point.
    Mr. Wright, one of the firemen for the big engine, who has been living in the Coy house, has moved to Medford.
    Mrs. R. L. Friend came out from their camp on the Gray-Proudfoot road, the first of last week, for medical treatment for her little boy, returning Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover took a trip to Big Butte last week to visit Mrs. G.'s brother and look up a timber homestead. They returned Sunday evening.
    Wm. Ulrich, of Medford, was out Sunday. He has men at work putting up a corral on the old Simon place, which is calculated to hold anything that is put in it.
    Mesdames A. Pool and A. M. Thomas, accompanied by Irvin Pool, started last Monday for Lakeview, the former to visit friends and the latter to visit her children and prove up on her homestead.
    George Grizzle and sister, Effie, of Medford, were the guests of O. P. McGee last Sunday, as were also A. C. Howlett and family. The afternoon was spent in vocal and instrumental music, among which was a solo by Miss Grizzle, of her own composition. It was well composed and equally as well rendered. Chas. McGee, of Josephine County, was with us and we all had a royal good time.
    Prof. Haselton is busy gathering his crop of onions. He expects to sell seventy thousand pounds this year, against forty-three thousand last year. He has gathered seven hundred and fifty gallons of different berries off of his berry patch, and has other things in proportion on his small tract of land. That shows what our Butte Creek bottom lands will do if properly cultivated and irrigated.
    D. P. Mathews, one of our leading stock men and farmers in this section, who came home from Montana to die a few weeks ago, is now so much improved that he can ride around and look after his stock. Mrs. R. R. Minter, who was supposed to be past all hopes of recovery, is also very much improved, her mind having been restored, and she is able to do her own work. A lady physician, Mrs. N. J. Frary, has been attending them.
Medford Mail, August 31, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Edith Cranfill, of Medford, visited the family of T. E. Nichols last week.
    Dr. W. B. Officer, of Grass Valley, Calif., arrived in Eagle Point last week.
    Mesdames Argelee Green, Floyd Pearce and J. J. Fryer visited Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn last week.
    Mrs. Robert Lewis came out from their Elk Creek ranch last week to visit her father, Mr. Newman, and other relatives.
    Miss Clara Beck, who was visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Adams, of Medford, last week, returned home Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Van Scoy visited Mr. Van Scoy's sister, Mrs. D. B. Russell and family, of Medford, last week.
    Mrs. O. P. McGee and Mrs. Mollie Bays went to Josephine County last week to visit relatives.
    D. H. Steward, of La Grande, brother-in-law of Mrs. R. G. Brown, arrived here last week on a visit. His daughter, Miss Ethel, has been visiting here for some time.
    Mrs. A. Green and Mrs. Floyd Pearce, daughters of J. J. Fryer, arrived at the old home on Sunday of last week. The former is a traveling saleswoman for a St. Louis firm.
    The many friends of Mrs. W. J. Compton will be pleased to learn that her health has greatly improved since she went to the mountains. She expects to remain there until late this fall, as the mountain air seems to agree with her.
    Several changes in residence have been made in our town during the past week. Mr. Cline moved from the J. D. Daley house to the Thos. Coy house; Wm. Lewis from the Ashpole place to the J. H. Daley residence, and Mr. Roslin moved from the Riddle house to Medford.
    Last week Mr. and Mrs. Tinker and Mrs. Cary, of Chicago, arrived at the home of our leading merchant, George Brown. Mr. Tinker is a brother of Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Cary in Mrs. Tinkere's mother. They came on a visit and to see our beautiful country.
    On Monday of last week your Eagle Point correspondent and wife went to J. B. Welch's sawmill, on the headwaters of Evans Creek, going by way of the Rogue River ferry and Long Branch, and returning Thursday via the Meadows and upper Sams Valley, bringing home a load of lumber to use in fixing up our future home in Eagle Point. Speaking of traveling, I wish to call attention of the county commissioners to the fact that the bank at the ferry landing, on the north side of the river, is in very bad condition and should be looked after by the proper authority. For me to say that we had a very pleasant time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Welch does not fully express the idea, for they have one of the loveliest homes in the mountains and know how to make their friends enjoy themselves.
Medford Mail, September 7, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Lottie Taylor is visiting in Central Point.
    Floyd Pearce came over from Forest Creek last Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton were the guests of the Howlett farm last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Bagley, of Hanford, Calif., were the guests of J. J. Fryer and family last week.
    Mr. Bush, of Prospect, accompanied by his brother-in-law and family, of Los Angeles, passed through our town last Saturday on their way to his home.
    Last Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Moomaw gave a birthday party in honor of Miss Virginia, their thirteen-year-old daughter. Quite a number of young folks were present and all report a fine time.
    A party composed of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. C. Tinker, Mrs. J. F. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Officer and daughter and R. G. Brown left last Friday for the Crater Lake country.
    Mrs. A. Pool and son Irvin, and Mrs. A. M. Thomas returned from their trip to Eastern Oregon last Saturday. They returned sooner than expected on account of Irvin having poor health all the time they were gone.
    We had a little excitement in legal circles here last Saturday. The case was Frank Lewis vs. Johnson and Gage; action to recover money. J. R. Neil represented the defendants. Judgment was given to the plaintiff and the defendants will appeal to higher courts.
    The past few days have been noted for accidents. Wm. Chambers, Sr., had the misfortune to get one of his legs broken near the ankle one day last week, and Miss Graham, of Big Butte, had her collar bone broken. Dr. Cole reduced the fracture in both cases and at last accounts both patients were doing well.
    Last Wednesday being Oliver McGee's birthday, his wife invited in a few friends and gave him a surprise. The gentlemen had retired for the night when the company arrived, but he soon arrived on the scene and made the best of it. Music and games were indulged in until a late hour, when refreshments were served. About midnight the company departed for their respective homes, each feeling that they had had one of the best times in their life. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Tinker, Wm. Brown, Mrs. Rachel Carre, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover, Mr. and Mrs. Howlett and three daughters, Dr. and Mrs. Officer, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, Misses Effie Grizzle and Lottie Perry.
Medford Mail, September 14, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Rachel Allen, of Big Butte, is spending a few weeks with Mrs. Howlett.
    O. P. McGee is having an addition built on the old Simon place.
    James M. Lewis is moving from the old Britt place to a place he has bought on Sterling Creek.
    O. P. McGee and Wm. Ulrich started last Monday to gather beef cattle on their range on Rogue River.
    Rev. J. B. Gilbert, recently from California, commenced the fall term of school in Betz district last Monday.
    James Cline has moved to the Dr. Cole place, east of Medford, where he expects to remain for the next year.
    Master Freddie Green, grandson of J. J. Fryer, started for Vallejo, Calif., last week to attend school in that place.
    Mesdames A. M. Thomas, E. Sinclare and N. J. Frary are visiting their brother, D. S. J. Pierce, and family, of Forest Creek.
    Presiding Elder J. P. Moomaw, of the German Baptist Church, left last Tuesday for Damascus, Oregon, to attend a meeting of that church.
    Mrs. A. J. Florey and daughters, who have been spending several weeks with Mrs. F.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Nye, returned home last week.
    Our enterprising townsman, A. J. Daley, is building a stock rack on his hay scales so that our citizens can weigh their hogs and cattle with less trouble.
    George Brown is preparing to build a two-story house for a residence, so that he can enlarge his storeroom by throwing part of the residence into the store, on account of his increasing business.
    W. A. Smith, living on Rogue River, caught a fish with a hook and line last week that weighed twenty-four pounds. There are quite a number of fish being caught in Little Butte now, and some of them are very fine.
    Rev. R. Fysh, of Wood River, Klamath County, accompanied by his family, arrived at our residence last Saturday on his way to conference. He preached for us on Sunday, and on Monday started on his journey to Ashland. His many old friends here gave him a hearty reception.
    George Brown and party returned last Friday from their trip to Crater Lake, and while we were having showers of rain every few days, they report having had one of the most pleasant times possible, as the roads were fine, the sky clear and the weather warm and pleasant. The visitors from Chicago were perfectly delighted with the grand scenery and are favorably impressed with our climate; in fact they think that we have one of the grandest countries in the world.
Medford Mail, September 21, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Geo. Brown & Sons have had a new roof put on their warehouse.
    John Ashpole is hauling lumber for a new fence around his property in town.
    Miss Myrtle Daley came out last week to visit relatives in this section of the country.
    Mrs. George Daley came out from the Round Top sawmill last Sunday, but expects to return soon.
    A large number of hogs are being sold at present to the different buyers in Medford and the surrounding country.
    Mr. Mercer, who has been living on the Peterson place, has moved to the Britt place, at the mouth of Little Butte Creek.
    M. S. Wood is having a new house erected on his farm north of Eagle Point. Mr. Eddy is doing the carpenter work.
    James M. Lewis took forty-one fine hogs to the Medford market last Saturday. Mr. Lewis has moved to his place on Sterling Creek.
    A force of men will soon commence work in a ditch below Eagle Point, to carry water for irrigating the bottom land to the mouth of the creek.
    Our onion raisers are hauling their onions to market. The most of them go to Medford, but some go to Ashland and a few loads to points in California.
    M. S. Wood recently bought three dozen fine Black Langshan chickens from Mrs. Howlett. He and his daughter, Mrs. Henderson, are going into the poultry business on a quite extensive scale.
    H. C. Turpin has ordered lumber from A. J. Daley to bridge the mud hole along the Cingcade fence, so that people will not be under the necessity of going half a mile out of the way to get around it.
    The school board met last Saturday to employ teachers for the fall and winter term. They authorized Miss Etta Wilson to commence school last Monday, but no contract had been signed up to Monday of this week.
    Died--On September 22, Grandma McCullough, aged eighty-three years. She had been an invalid for a number of years. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Cole, of the Seventh Day Adventists.
    A. C. Howlett went up to Frank Tungate's last week after a load of shakes with which to cover his woodshed, shop and other buildings on his Eagle Point property. Speaking of shakes, large quantities of them are being hauled out this fall. Messrs. Edmondson and Obenchain are delivering thirty thousand to M. Hanley to cover a barn; O. P. [McGee] and others are using a large number of them, and Geo. Brown & Sons are having thousands of shakes and posts stacked up for future trade.
Medford Mail, September 28, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. J. Fryer and family went to Rogue River last Sunday.
    Mrs. Cawley, of Klamath County, visited Mrs. Thomas last week.
    Thos. Coy is making some improvements on his farm property.
    Merritt Brown caught ninety-nine fish in Little Butte last Sunday.
    Geo. Brown is getting the material on the ground to build his new residence.
    Mesdames Thomas and Frary were in Jacksonville on business one day last week.
    Mrs. Argelee Green, accompanied by her father, Mr. Fryer, made a trip to Jacksonville last week.
    A. V. Barnum, of Ft. Klamath, spent Sunday night in town on his way to Medford to buy supplies.
    Our stockmen are nearly all busy gathering in beef cattle and some have already sold their fall beef.
    Jos. Rader is getting material on the ground for making a few improvements about his house and making more fence.
    A party from Talent camped on Butte Creek last week, remaining several days fishing and enjoying themselves generally.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols and Mesdames Thomas, Frary, Sinclare and Cawley were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover last Sunday.
    Last week E. Pool, C. Snider and Wm. Smith, accompanied by Mrs. E. Pool, went to Applegate, the men to take a hunt and Mrs. Pool to visit friends.
    Prof. Haselton has been secured to teach the advanced department of our school, and as soon as a majority of the pupils can attend he will enter upon his duties.
    During the last week our school directors have had the school building insured, a well dug on the grounds and a pump put in, and it begins to look as though they intended to have things convenient around here.
    Last Sunday we had the pleasure of a visit from Mrs. C. M. Fries, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Amos Lundy, the latter two ladies from Klamath County. Mrs. Fries, her sister Mrs. Anderson, and Mr. Lundy, when children, were among the pupils in my first school on Butte Creek in 1867, which made the visit, if anything, more pleasant.
    Your correspondent here finished hauling lumber from the Welch sawmill last week and while there learned that parties were in the woods on the headwaters of Evans Creek, who were killing deer for their hams and leaving the hides and the rest of the carcass where they were killed. One young man reports having found fourteen carcasses in one day.
Medford Mail, October 5, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Emanuel Pool put up a new barn on his place in Eagle Point last week.
    S. A. Carlton and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance were the guests of Mrs. A. M. Thomas last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. McGee, of Josephine County, are here to visit their son, O. P. McGee, and family.
    On Thursday of last week Wm. Ulrich brought in a band of beef cattle from his range on Rogue River.
    Mr. Dodge has been engaged in boring a well for David Cingcade. At last account he was down seventy-two feet.
    The anglers are having a fine time now, as the fish are quite plenty. A goodly number are being taken from Little Butte Creek.
    Mesdames Thomas and Cawley were pleasant callers at our home last Sunday. They expect to start for Klamath County this week.
    Rader Bros. are still making improvements on their places, by building new fences, putting more tracks in their barns and fixing things up generally.
    Mrs. R. L. Friend is visiting with Mrs. Howlett. Mr. F. having about completed his contract with the S.P.L. Co., expects to start for California in a few days.
    J. A. Jonas has been filling the position of teacher in the Antelope district, during the absence of Mr. von der Hellen, who has been in the mountains for his health.
    By some means of other the name of C. M. Fries was omitted from the list of visitors at our home on Sunday, Sept. 28th, in last week's Mail, while he was one of the most highly esteemed of the company.
    Perry McGee came up the first of the week to take charge of the ranch while O. P. McGee and his two sons, Donnie and Roy, go to the coast after a band of calves. They started last Saturday.
    Ben. Abeloose and Leo von de Neucle, of Klamath County, were pleasant callers on A. C. Howlett one day last week. They report everything in a prosperous condition and stock doing well. Mr. N. has decided to remain in this county for the winter.
    On Monday night of last week there was a social dance given in honor of the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Tinker, Mrs. Carre and Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Officer, who took the train for the south on Tuesday of last week, the former three going to Los Angeles and the latter two to their home in Grass Valley.
Medford Mail, October 12, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Knighton, of Trail, has moved into the Fryer house, near the ford on Butte Creek.
    Several improvements are being made in our town and some property is changing hands.
    Misses Anna Nichols and Lottie Taylor were the guests of Miss Mattie Cingcade last Sunday.
    R. L. Friend and L Robertson went to Osborn Creek last week to look for a lost horse and to hunt.
    J. J. Fryer and family went to Brownsboro last Sunday on a pleasure trip. They report having had a fine time.
    Our school board met last Saturday and decided to have Prof. A. L. Haselton commence school on the 29 inst.
    Some of our farmers are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and are busy putting in their summer fallow ground.
    George Brown is pushing his house to completion as rapidly as possible. He has a full force of hands at work on it.
    Mrs. Argelee Green, daughter of J. J. Fryer, has purchased the old Fryer place in Eagle Point, from Peter Britt; consideration $600.
    E. E. Smith has been in our neighborhood canvassing for several different publications.. He was the guest of J. J. Fryer last Friday night.
    Miss Ora Edmondson, of Derby, is here attending at the bedside of Mrs. Rachel Allen, mother of her brother-in-law, John Allen. Mrs. Allen is quite ill with pneumonia.
    Last Sunday the banks of Butte Creek were lined with people from Jacksonville, Central Point and Medford, all bent on taking home a lot of our fine fish. Several in the crowd caught quite a fine lot of them.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hoyt came in from Klamath County last week. Mr. Hoyt went to Snow on a business trip, returning to our house Saturday night, accompanied by his cousin, Stephen Hoyt. The three started Sunday morning for Klamath County.
    Mrs. W. J. Compton and children have returned to Eagle Point from Flounce Rock precinct, where they have been stopping during the summer on account of Mrs.Compton's poor health, which, I am sorry to say, has not improved. She expects to start for Southern California in a short time.
    A rather novel wager has been made between a young lady and gentleman, of this place, on the result of the coming presidential election. The agreement is that if McKinley is elected the gentleman is to take the young lady in a wheelbarrow, from her parents' residence in Eagle Point, and wheel her across the county bridge on Brown & Sons' store and then back home; and if Bryan is elected the aforesaid young lady is to take the young gentleman over the same route on the first Sunday after it is definitely known which is elected. Your correspondent is to announce in the Mail the week before who the parties are and the time when the ride is to take place.
Medford Mail, October 19, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. John Baker has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Emanuel Pool.
    I am glad to announce that the health of Mrs. Mollie Bays is much improved.
    The fine rain has enabled the farmers to begin plowing and put in their fall crop.
    J. P. Moomaw was hauling lumber last week from J. B. Welch's sawmill to finish his house.
    Peter Britt is making some improvements on his place at the mouth of Little Butte.
    Holmes Bros. are getting the material on the ground to strengthen their mill dam in Little Butte.
    J. M. Hall M.D., of Josephine County, was the guest of Mesdames McGee and Bays last Sunday.
    R. L. Friend and family started for Siskiyou County, Calif., this week. They were accompanied by Lon Robertson.
    A. J. Daley has put a new roof on his shop and Brown & Sons have put a new roof on their store building last week.
    Frank Pool and family arrived from Ohio during the past week and will remain here. They will occupy the Coy residence.
    Mr. Galloway, of Central Point, was here last week selling rights to make his patent feed box. He is meeting with fairly good success.
    Mrs. J. K. Bell and two daughters, Misses Donna and Bessie, and two sons, Orland and Victor, were the guests of W. J. Compton and mother last Sunday.
    J. J. Fryer is making some substantial improvements on his old home place since his daughter, Mrs. Green, has purchased it. He was smiling on his friends in Medford last Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Daley and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jonas were the guests of Mrs. E. Sinclare last Sunday, and your correspondent dropped in to find something for the Mail.
    Mrs. Birdsey, of Gold Hill, came up last week and took her sister-in-law, Mrs. W. J. Compton, home with her for a visit, before leaving for Los Angeles, for her health. The family and Mrs. Compton's mother will accompany her on the trip.
    From present indications Prof. Haselton's department in our school will be well filled when he opens school, as there is a number of families moving in to send their children to school and there are several applications for boarding places for children from a distance.
Medford Mail, October 26, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Bertha Wyland is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Daley.
    John Rader has been putting a new roof on one of his barns.
    Emanuel Pool is still making improvements on his place; this time putting up a new hen house.
    The dance given by the football team was a very pleasant affair, and those in attendance report having had a good time.
    Miss Etta Wilson, one of our teachers, attended the Teachers' Institute last week and reports that it was a grand success.
    Mr. and Mrs. David Ball and Mrs. O. Simpkins, of Woodville, have been visiting the ladies' mother, Mrs. George Heckathorn.
    Mrs. Mollie Bays made a business trip to the Hub city last Saturday, making purchases before going to her home in Josephine County.
    Mrs. Frenna, formerly of Siskiyou County, who has been visiting with Mrs. M. S. Wood, returned to her home at Medford last Saturday.
    Mrs. Stewart, of La Grande, who has been visiting her father in Nevada, is now visiting her sister, Mrs. R. G. Brown, of this place.
    Mrs. Rachel Allen, of Derby, who has been ill at the Eagle Hotel for some time, has so far recovered as to be able to return to her home.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas, who has been to Klamath County to make final proof on her homestead, returned to her home in Eagle Point last week, accompanied by her son, Charles.
    O. P. McGee and his two sons, Donnie and Roy, returned from their trip to the coast where they had been with Wm. Ulrich after a band of calves. They arrived Sunday with 205 head, looking fairly well.
    Improving is still the order of the day. A. Pool has a new house on his homestead, northeast of our town, M. S. Wood has a fine residence under way on his farm north of here and S. B. Holmes has put an addition to his barn.
    Last Friday morning Alexander Hamlinton, a brother of Mrs. Wm. Daley, was found dead in his bed at Chris Wooley's. He had been in poor health for some time and it is supposed that he died of heart disease. Mr. Hamlinton was born in Mercer County, Missouri, June 13, 1845, crossed the plains in 1862 to California, coming to Jackson County in 1863 and living in this neighborhood for several years, then moving to Ashland where he remained until recently.
Medford Mail, November 2, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Nye, of Foots Creek, was visiting relatives in our town last Sunday.
    Miss Etta Wilson's young sister has been visiting her during the past week.
    Frank Tungate came out last week to assist his stepmother in getting a pension.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Strickland are visiting his mother, Mrs. H. T. Severance, this week.
    Miss Myrtle Daley, of the north fork of Little Butte, is here visiting her brother, George, the miller.
    Last Saturday Emanuel Pool and family went to Medford to do some trading and attend to some business.
    Mr. Ringer has been busy the past week painting the school house white and hanging the window curtains.
    Frank Foster has put up a new flue for A. C. Howlett at his new home and Frank Pool is doing carpenter work for him this week.
    Last Sunday was the day for the wheelbarrow ride bet to be settled, but on account of the sickness of the young lady it was postponed indefinitely.
    S. F. Robinett and son, Walter, took a trip to the headwaters of Evans Creek last week. While there they were the guests of Wm. Mitchell, formerly of this place.
    Mrs. Chauncey Nye and son, Nelson, and daughter, Miss Elsie, are down from Prospect on a visit. The latter expects to remain with her sister, Mrs. A. J. Florey, for a while.
    J. J. Fryer and daughter, Mrs. Argelee Green, went to Forest Creek last week to visit his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Pierce, who returned home with them and will remain for some time.
    Lats Sunday while John Smith was shooting with his twenty-two gun, he shot at a bird and came near shooting O. P. McGee in the head. Mr. McGee and several others were standing near his barn, when the ball struck just over his head. Persons out hunting or practicing should be very careful, especially in as thickly populated a community as this is.
Medford Mail, Nov, 16, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Rev. Moomaw will preach here next Sunday at eleven o'clock a.m.
    Walter Robinett killed a large lynx one day last week while out hunting.
    Our daughter, Hattie, spent Saturday night with Misses Annie and Olie Nichols.
    Mrs. Thos. McAndrews and her half sister, Miss Cooke, are stopping at the Eagle Hotel.
    Our lady physician, Mrs. N. J. Frary, left for Picard, Calif., on professional business last week.
    Irwin Daley has been at work the last week putting up new fences and gates on the old Simon place for Wm. Ulrich.
    Mrs. Eli Williams, of Oregon City, passed through here last week en route to Derby, to visit her mother, Mrs.Rachel Allen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Strickland, who have been visiting his mother, Mrs. H. T. Severance, left for their home in California last Wednesday.
    Mrs. John Rader left last Wednesday for Sacramento, Calif., to be at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Hickman, who is very ill, with little hopes of recovery.
    Hog killing has been the order of the day lately and the extreme warm weather has caused considerable trouble in keeping the meat, but now that the weather has turned cold, there will be less trouble in that respect.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Beale and Mrs. Frank Tungate came out from Mt. Pitt last week. Mrs. B. had started to Redding, Calif., to nurse her brother, Mr. Woodruff, who had been in a train wreck and had to have one leg amputated, but on reaching Medford she received the word that he was resting easy and out of danger, so she returned to Eagle Point Tuesday.
    Last Wednesday evening while we were sitting around the fire reading, talking, etc., there came a knock at the door and upon it being opened in walked Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Robinett and son, Walter, Mrs. A M. Thomas and son, Chas., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown, Mrs. J. J. Fryer, Mrs. Floyd Pierce and daughter, Mrs. Argelee Green and son, Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis and son, Paul, Irvin Pool, Miss Etta Wilson, Dr. Hildebrand, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, John Moomaw and Mrs. Scott Pool and two daughters, Jose and Cora. After we had recovered from the shock, things were straightened around and games and social chat were engaged in. Some of the older ones made a kettle of candy, which all hands engaged in pulling. Between eleven and twelve the company departed, and to say that we enjoyed the visit hardly expresses the idea.
Medford Mail, November 23, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Geo. Brown & Sons shipped a fine lot of turkeys last Monday.
    I am sorry to state that Grandma Lewis is failing in health very rapidly.
    J. Wrisley passed through here last week on his way to the Olson mill with a planer.
    Several loads of pipe have been hauled through here recently. It was being taken up Rogue River, but for whom or what purpose I was unable to learn.
    Floyd Pearce and his sister, Miss Grace, came over from Forest Creek last Saturday. Mrs. Pearce was already here visiting her parents and sister.
    Mrs. John Rader returned home last Wednesday from Sacramento, where she went to visit her sister, who is very ill. Mrs. Rader reports that there is but little hope of her recovery.
    By some means the names of Mrs. Geo. Brown and son, William, were omitted from the list of those who attended the surprise party at our house last week, mention of which was made in my communication to the Mail.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lewis were pleasant callers at your correspondent's home last Sunday, as were also Mrs. O. P. McGee and Mrs. Mollie Bays. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis will become readers of the Mail, and consequently will hereafter know what is going on in the world.
    For the benefit of the many friends of the bride, who is a niece of your correspondent, and who attended school here a few years ago, I give the following marriage notice: "Married--At the residence of the bride's parents, November 11, 1900, Mr. Lee Shaw, of Fairview, and Miss Nettie Cooke, of Damascus, Rev. Jacob Bahr officiating."
    John Pelling called on me one day last week and requested that inquiry be made through the Mail for John Clare, an old miner, about eighty years of age. He left his place about the first of July with two horses, to go to Diamond Lake, expecting to be gone two months. The last seen of him was near Union Creek, on the Ft. Klamath road, where he was found looking for his horses, which he had tied to a tree and then became lost from them. The old gentleman was almost blind and fears are entertained that he perished in the mountains. Anyone knowing of his whereabouts will please write to John Pelling, Eagle Point, Ore.
    On Monday last Mrs. A. M. Thomas gave a rag tacking party to which she invited a number of her friends. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Fryer, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce, Mrs. Green, Mrs. J. W. Grover, Mrs. W. F. Lewis, Mrs. Sinclare, Miss Grace Pearce, and Mr. and Mrs. Howlett and daughter. While the guests had a fine dinner and a jolly time, Mrs. Thomas had a nice lot of carpet rags sewed. Your readers may think that we do nothing out here but have parties, but it is so easy to make a living in this bountiful country that we can spend some time in social enjoyment and still make a good living.
    Last week was rather remarkable on account of the number of parties in our town. The first was a surprise party at J. J. Fryer's. Friends of the family to the number of about twenty met and enjoyed an old-fashioned candy pulling. To say that all present spent a pleasant evening is useless, for with Mr. Fryer as master of ceremonies and his wife and two daughters, Mesdames Green and Pearce, to assist him, everyone knew they would have a good time. The next party was on Saturday night, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, they having sent our invitations to about fifty of the friends of Mrs. Argelee Green and Mrs. David Steward to attend a farewell party in the honor of those ladies. The rain in the afternoon and evening prevented some from going but about forty of the invited guests were present. Coffee and cake were served during the evening. Soon after eleven the company broke up, but it will be a long time before those present will forget what a pleasant time they had on the evening of November 24th.
Medford Mail, November 30, 1900, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    George Brown has put up a new roof on his barn, on the Riddle place.
    There are parties passing through here almost every week looking for homes to rent or purchase.
    Mr. Ringer, a professional paper hanger and painter, did some work in his line for your correspondent last week.
    Perry McGee came up from Josephine County last week on business and to visit his brother, O. P. McGee, and family.
    David Cingcade has his new house completed and it reflects credit to his taste and enterprise. He has a fine house and a good farm to go with it.
    There seems to be more business done here now than ever before. Our merchants are constantly receiving new goods and everyone seems to be busy and consequently happy.
    Peter Britt, of Jacksonville, has a force of men at work on a ditch about three miles long leading onto his farm at the junction of Little Butte Creek and Rogue River.
    Miss Ollie Nichols was the guest of Miss Hattie Howlett last Saturday night and Sunday, and her sister Miss Anna was the guest of Miss Lottie Taylor at the same time.
    Robt. Jonas came up from Ashland, where he is attending the normal school, last Saturday to visit his parents. He was accompanied by one of his schoolmates, Mr. Bays.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lee Edmondson came out last Thursday to O. P. McGee's on business. Mr. E. has charge of the McGee and Ulrich cattle on their range on Big Butte and Rogue River.
    Our school is becoming more interesting as the larger pupils come in. Quite a number are attending now who have been busy working, but I regret to say that the term is drawing to a close.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Allen came out from their home, near Derby, last week, bringing out Mr. A.'s sister, Mrs. Eli Williams, of Oregon City, who has been visiting his family and her mother for a few weeks.
    There are complaints that the coyotes are becoming more numerous and troublesome all the time, notwithstanding the offer of a bounty for their scalps. They are destroying hundreds of dollars worth on pigs and poultry every season.
    Died--At the family residence on Antelope Creek, Nov. 29th, after a protracted illness, Mary F., wife of N. N. Charley, aged forty-three years. The deceased is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hurst, of Medford. The remains were interred on Sunday in the family cemetery on the old Hurst place, now owned by County Commissioner Thos. Riley. Religious services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Moomaw.
    I have to chronicle two more surprise parties during the past week. The first one was at R. G. Brown's on Thanksgiving night, given in honor of Mrs. David Stewart, a sister of Mrs. Brown. To tell the whole truth the time passed so pleasantly that the crowd came near staying too late for prudence, as it was about midnight before they began to disperse. They had some on the finest music of the season, but with such voices as Mesdames Brown, Stewart, Holmes, Misses Mattie Taylor, Etta Wilson, Lottie Taylor, Tavia Howlett and Messrs. J. F. and R. G. Brown, and a good organ with the keys properly handled, your readers may be assured that the music was par excellence. On Saturday night the company met at O. P. McGee's to give Mrs. Mollie Bays a farewell party. There were just forty-three present and the time was spent equally as pleasant with the same musical program and the addition of O. P. McGee's bass voice and his wife and family--they are all good singers. But why dwell on this topic--we just think that the Eagle Point choir is equal to the best in the country and that's enough said. Light refreshments, consisting of cake and coffee, were brought in by the guests in both instances and served about ten o'clock, after which all returned to their respective homes.
Medford Mail, December 7, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Heckathorn visited the family of J. J. Fryer one night last week.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw will preach a Christmas sermon here on Sunday, December 23rd.
    Born--Near Eagle Point, on December 8, 1900, to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haselton, a son.
    Miss Anna Pankey came out from Central Point last week for a visit with friends and relatives.
    The turkey raisers in this community are preparing to take their turkeys to market for the holiday trade.
    Aaron Beck, of Josephine County, was here last week upon a visit to his brother, John, and other relatives.
    Holmes Bros., in addition to making a large quantity of fine flour, are fattening a number of hogs for market.
    Mrs. Avarilla Warner, of Linn County, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Joseph Riley, and her father and brother, the Messrs. Beck.
    Arrangements have been made for the Ashland normal boys and Eagle Point boys to play a game of football here next Saturday afternoon.
    Mrs. Emma Baker was over last Sunday upon a visit to her sisters, Mrs. E. Pool and Miss Ollie Tungate. The latter returned home with her to the Grandma Evans farm.
    The ladies of this community gave a dance and basket supper on Tuesday night of last week, which is reported to have been one of the most enjoyable events of the season. There were about eighty took supper. The music, furnished by home talent, was excellent.
    There was a quiet wedding at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. McGee, on Wednesday night of last week, when Mr. James Hall, of Josephine County, and Mrs. Mollie Bays were joined in wedlock by Rev. J. P. Moomaw. There were none present except Mr. McGee's family, Wm. Ulrich, your correspondent and family and the officiating clergyman. After the ceremony was pronounced, all sat down to a fine supper which had been prepared for the occasion, and later we had some good vocal and instrumental music. It was arranged that on Thursday night Mr. McGee and family and the newly married couple were to be at our house, but only Mr. and Mrs. McGee came, the bride and groom remaining at home. About 7:30 in marched some ten or twelve ladies to tender their congratulations. A few minutes later an unearthly noise greeted our ears, and Mr. McGee and all the ladies rushed off to the scene of the action, where they found about twenty young men and boys who had with them everything that could be used to make a noise. Mr. and Mrs. Hall came outside and the crowd was treated to candy and nuts, after which they were invited into the parlor, where the evening was very pleasantly spent.
Medford Mail, December 14, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Our school board met last week and engaged Miss Etta Wilson to teach another month of school.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Daley made a business trip to Medford last week. Mr. Daley has charge of the mechanical part of the Snowy Butte mills.
    W. H McGowan, the genial and always accommodating clerk in Hutchison & Lumsden's store in Medford, was out viewing our town and its surroundings a short time ago.
    M. S. Wood had completed his house, and last Wednesday night his daughter, Mrs. Henderson, gave a dance and basket supper in the new residence. Those who attended report a very pleasant time.
    Wm. Haymond and family, of Woodville, came up last week for a visit with Mrs. H.'s mother, Mrs. Heckathorn. They were unexpectedly called home by the illness of Mr. Haymond's grandmother, Mrs. Harper.
    Arthur Nichols' little daughter had the misfortune to fall downstairs last Saturday and cut quite a gash in her head. She was carried to Dr. Cole's office, where the wound was dressed, and she is getting along nicely.
    W. W. Parker and family, formerly of this place, but now of Washington County, passed through our town last week on their way to the upper Rogue River country, to visit his father, R. L. Parker. They expect to locate in this valley again.
    N. A. Young had the misfortune last week to fall and dislocate his shoulder. Dr. Cole was called and reduced the fracture. Mr. Young is quite a heavy man and is nearly eighty years old, therefore it makes it doubly hard for him. He has the sympathy of his many friends.
    The Eagle Point second team defeated the Ashland Normal team by a score of 15 to 0 on the Eagle Point grounds last Saturday. The game was fiercely contested from start to finish, but the result was never in doubt. Two thirty-minute halves were played. The game was called at 2:23 o'clock p.m., with Prof. Vining, of Ashland, as umpire, and Wm. von der Hellen, of Eagle Point, as referee. The teams lined up as follows:
Eagle Point Ashland
Smith C Bates
Caton RG Cottrell
Stowell RT Scherver
Wood RE Jonas, capt.
Robinett RH Burton
Moomaw RH
Pettigrew LG McIntire
Bellows LT Plumb
Moomaw, capt. LE Chafley
Brown LH Holt
Taylor QB Smith
Moomaw FB Van Sant
    The Eagle Point team had the advantage in weight, their average weight being 146 pounds, while the Normals averaged 142 pounds. Eagle Point kicked off and the Normal runner was down before he could advance the ball. Failing to make their distance in three downs, they attempted to punt, which was blocked by their own men and the ball was surrendered to Eagle Point on the Normal's ten-yard line. Captain Moomaw sent his backs through tackle for large gains and Robinett went over the line for the first touchdown four minutes after the game had been called. Eagle Point failed to kick a goal and the ball was brought back for kickoff. After this the Normals realized that they were up against the real article and started to play ball. They not only prevented Eagle Point from running in against their halt but carried the ball to Eagle Point's ten-yard line. Jonas did not attempt drop kick and Eagle Point took the ball on downs. In the second half Eagle Point had things coming their way. They hammered the Normal line from end to end and punched it full of holes. The Eagle Point backs and ends carried the ball over the line twice in this half--the Normals were unable to hold them and only had the ball twice during the entire half--once on a fumble and another time Eagle Point surrendered the ball for an offside play. Brown and Caton were the particular stars on the Eagle Point team. Brown was good for his distance. Every time he started to put up a splendid interference, and Caton as R.G. was a terror. He made his side of the Normal line look like a sieve and played his men to a finish. Cottrell and Holt on the Normals put up a good game for their side. Cottrell hit the Eagle Point line like a young cyclone and never knew when he was stopped. The best of feeling existed during the entire game, both teams playing a straight, gentlemanly game. The Ashland boys attended the dance in the evening and all seemed to enjoy themselves very much. During the evening Prof. Vining recited for the audience. Those who heard him pronounced him a fine elocutionist.
Medford Mail, December 21, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    The young folks are preparing to have a fine time at their ball on New Year's night.
    W. F. Lewis and Mr. Ringer returned last Friday from a business trip up Rogue River. Our football players are practicing occasionally, getting ready for any emergency that may occur.
    Mrs. John Baker, who is stopping with Grandma Evans, was visiting friends here Saturday and Sunday.
    Walker Lewis has moved his family over to the Sterling mines, where he expects to work this winter.
    Emanuel Pool and family went to Mt. Pitt precinct Saturday to spend Christmas with Mr. Pool's parents.
    O. P. McGee and family started Sunday for Josephine County to be present at a family reunion at the home of Mr. McGee's father.
    Eagle Point was well represented in Medford last Saturday, one or more from almost every family being there to buy Christmas notions for friends.
    Rev. J. P. Moomaw preached a Christmas sermon here last Sunday to a good-sized audience. He will preach in Talent the first Sunday in January.
    I am sorry to state that W. F. Wilkinson had a paralytic stroke last Sunday. A messenger came to Eagle Point and telephoned to his brother, Charles, to come up, and Dr. Cole, who was on his homestead in the mountains, was also called in.
    Mrs. Moomaw has been writing accounts of our fine climate and productive soil for some of her church papers, as a result of which she has received several letters from different parts of the United States making inquiry as [to] the price of land, the opportunities for people to make a living, etc.
    On Wednesday night the friends of David Cingcade and family gave them a housewarming. Some of the company took refreshments, and Mrs. Cingcade got up a supper worthy of the occasion. The guests remained until after midnight, and some of them were loath to go even then, for Mr. Cingcade and his estimable wife are good entertainers.
Medford Mail, December 28, 1900, page 5



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Thos. Lewis, son of Frank Lewis, spent the holidays with relatives in Woodville.
    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 Magerle.
    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


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    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


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    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


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    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. R. 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.
    Irvin 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


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Your Eagle Point correspondent made a business trip to the county seat Saturday.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Thomas Anderson was here last week interviewing our business men.
    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.
By A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Jacks was trading in town one day last week.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    A. J. Daley made a business trip in Medford and Ashland last week, returning home Sunday.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Geo. Daley is visiting relatives and friends in the vicinity of Gold Hill.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. A. Pool visited her mother, Mrs. Evans, last week.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
      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.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Jas. Ringer has gone to Ashland to do some painting.
    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.
BY REBECCA.
    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.
Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
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.
Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Howlett has opened a boarding house in Eagle Point.
    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 Strickland 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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--April 20, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Al. Strickland, a son.
    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. Strickland 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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Boyd Tucker, of Sams Valley, was visiting friends here last week.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    O. P. McGee and family were the guests of T. E. Nichols and family last Sunday.
    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 Strickland 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.
BY REBECCA.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Walter Robinett is working for the Fish Lake Irrigation Company.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Jno. Williscroft, the druggist, has just received a fine assortment of goods.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    A. J. Florey had a new hitching rack put up near his store last week.
    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. Argelee 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. Strickland 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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Irvin Daley, of the north fork of Little Butte, was here on business last week.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    W. I. Vawter, of Medford, was here upon business on Tuesday of last week.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Everybody in this section of the country are busy haying.
    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.
BY REBECCA.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. W. B. Haymond will leave this week for Yreka to spend the Fourth.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton, June 28, 1901, a daughter.
    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. Magerle, 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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    The sound of harvesters is beginning to be heard in this neighborhood.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. Edward Simon, of Tolo, visited relatives and friends here last week.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Miss Etta Wilson was the guest of Miss Mattie Taylor last week.
    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 Cook, 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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Ira Tungate of Mr. Pitt precinct, has purchased a new organ.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    James Cline has moved his family into the Coy house.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Benj. Higinbotham spent a few days in Eagle Point last week.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. Ringer, the painter, who is at present working in Central Point, spent last Sunday here.
    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.
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JOTTINGS WHILE EN ROUTE TO FT. KLAMATH.
    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.
Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 5


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Rev. Wilson, of Talent, preached here last Sunday.
    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.
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JOTTINGS ON THE WAY TO FORT KLAMATH.
    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.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    The Eagle Point school will commence next Monday, September 9.
    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. J. 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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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;
    Too much for me do not weep;
We'll meet again, oh, Mother, dear,
    In that home of heavenly cheer.
Medford Mail, September 6, 1901, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Geo. Brown & Sons are putting a new front onto their store.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    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.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    G. L. Davis was interviewing our merchants one day last week.
    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. Dailey 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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. and Mrs. John Rader have moved into their new house.
    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 Cook, 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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. J. N. Nichols and her daughter, Miss Dollie, were the guests of Mrs. Howlett last Sunday.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--On October 11, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Florey, a son.
    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.
BY REBECCA
.
    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. Edler 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. R. 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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Roy Surran, of Medford, was a guest at O. P. McGee's last Sunday.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    J. J. Fryer has lumber on the ground for a new fence on his land in Eagle Point.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Ira Tungate came out from Mt. Pitt precinct Saturday. He will attend the Medford Academy.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. and Mrs. Barrows, of Grants Pass, came up last week to visit Mrs. B.'s sister, Mrs. Martin, who is quite sick.
    Allen Strickland, who lives in the Table Rock country, was up last week visiting his mother, Mrs. H. T. Severance.
    Geo. Magerle 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.
BY REBECCA.

(Received too late for last week.)

    Farmers are very busy plowing and seeding since the late rains.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Dr. Reader, of Ashland, spent last Friday night in Eagle Point.
    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 weighed 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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--Nov. 22, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis, a daughter.
    Calvin Owens, one of our hustling farmers, was in from his Big Sticky farm last Sunday.
    Wilbur 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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Miss Scott, of Albany, is visiting her uncle, T. E. Nichols, and family.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Rev. and Mrs. Moomaw went to Talent last Friday, returning Sunday.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    We are pleased to note that Wilbur Ashpole is so far recovered as to be able to be around again.
    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.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Jas. Ringer and Frank Pool have put up new steps to the Pool residence.
    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 Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT..

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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

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


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

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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

Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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

Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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

Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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

Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


The Medford Mail for August 22, 1902 is lost.


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

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



Also see the 1903 diary of Eagle Point resident Alice Catherine Simon Daley.


Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    J. T. Kinney and son has bought the Claggs' places, near Tyler Soda Springs, from B. V. Lewis.
    Miss Edna Charley, who is attending school at Eagle Point, visited home Sunday.
    Misses Donna and Mabel Belle left here for Ashland immediately after the holidays, where they are attending normal school.
    George Brown is spending the winter in Medford. He is attending business college there.
    Mrs. Mary C. Osborne died Jan. 15, 1903. She was born in France, May 18th, 1843, being 59 years, 8 months, and 3 days old. Mrs. Osborne, with her husband and son, came to Brownsboro about six years ago. They had a cozy little home and lived very happily. Mrs. Osborne's health failed about two years ago, though it improved greatly during the past summer, but the chilling blasts of winter were too much and death claimed her for the heavenly home. She leaves a husband and two sons to mourn her loss. One son resides here, the other in Elwood, Neb. Kind friends and sorrowing relatives followed the remains to the cemetery, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kinney.
Medford Mail, January 23, 1903, page 3



Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    Mr. Baldwin, who was very sick, is getting better.
    The hills around the city are beginning to look green once more.
    Miss Mabel Hall, who has been on the sick list for a long time, is on the road to recovery.
    Mr. McCasty has leased the Baldwin ranch and town property for a period of two years.
    We understand that Mr. and Mrs. Dee Bradshaw are the happy parents of a bouncing boy.
    The stockmen of this locality are praying for spring and green grass, as their hay mows are getting very low.
    Geo. Brown, one of our promising young men, who is attending the Medford College, was visiting home folks last Saturday.
    Mrs. C. J. Geer, who has been very sick the past two weeks, is on the road to recovery, under the treatment of Dr. Officer.
    Mr. Aller and wife intend leaving our little town in a few days for their old home in Iowa. We will miss them, as they are two fine people.
    James K. Belle, our enterprising postmaster and merchant, has gone in the wood business, so if anyone wants wood cut, it will pay them to interview James.
    Mr. James Howard and family have moved on Carl Beiversteidt's ranch, better known as the old Matinee place. Jim figures on putting in a large crop.
    Delbert Terrill, one of Butte Creek's leading stockmen, has sold his band of cattle to Tom Kinney, and figures on leaving Butte Creek on account of his health.
    Thos. Hawkins, our leading merchant, is contemplating on going into the garden business quite extensively. Tommy is also quite a horse trader, if anyone should ask you.
    Richard Besse was in our little town early Monday morning with a boot and shoe man, interviewing our merchants. You can bet when Dick takes the boys they always get there on time.
    We are informed that Miss Mabel Belle was one of the successful ones who took the late examination, and has got her a school in Klamath County. Her many friends wish her success.
Medford Mail, March 13, 1903, page 5



Brownsboro Items.
BY REBECCA.
    Harley Hall, who has spent the winter in Yreka, came home recently upon hearing of his sister Mabel's illness.
    R. R. Wright, of Big Butte, was trading in town Monday. He was also the guest of Capt. West and family during the noontide of the day.
    Jesse Allen and Mr. Kelley, of Nebraska, arrived here a few days since for quite an extensive visit with the former's relatives, W. H. Bradshaw and family.
    Farmers are very busy with their spring work since the recent breaking up of the storms. There is even more activity among stockmen; though some have lost stock, some have come through well, generally speaking, considering the long period of feeding, and a good many are turning part of their cattle onto the spring range.
    Someone, seeming to feel that our thriving little town should be represented to the Mail oftener, wrote items last week under our signature. The items were nice and we believe all was meant well, yet we kindly ask that anyone wishing to write would please do so under their own signature, as we do not wish to be responsible for what others write. (The print shop was responsible for this mistake. We have several new printers employed and one of them made the mistake of crediting the items to "Rebecca."--ED.)
Medford Mail, March 20, 1903, page 3


    Mrs. Nancy J. Frary, who lived here several years ago, has returned from Joplin, Mo., and will make this her future home.
"Central Point Items," Medford Mail, October 23, 1903, page 8


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