Eagle Point Eaglets 1899-1904
News from Eagle Point, Oregon, mostly from the pen of A. C. Howlett. Transcribed by Connie Merriman Bissell and Rene Forncrook. Thanks!
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Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.Chas. Terrill was smiling on his Eagle Point friends last Wednesday.
Mrs. Emanuel Pool went to Mt. Pitt precinct last week to visit her parents and friends.
Frank Lewis is rejoicing over the arrival of another boy, which came to his house on Dec. 18, 1898.
Eagle Point is steadily improving. Mrs. Sinclair is erecting another building on her lot. Mel. Pearce is the boss mechanic.
Sunday afternoon Miss Bessie Brown and her brother, Merrill, came over the straw trail and spent the evening with our young folks.
As we have all had a merry Christmas and we are entering on another year, I will wish the many readers of the Mail a very happy new year.
Miss Anna and Ollie Nichols, who attend the academy at Jacksonville and have been spending the holidays at home, returned to school Monday.
One day last week while George Justus was en route from Medford to Big Butte after a load of hydraulic pipe, one of his horses was taken violently sick and died before morning.
There was a dance in Pool's hall last Friday night. The attendance was very small but those present claimed to have enjoyed themselves very much. Supper was served by Mrs. A. Pool at the Eagle Hotel.
Our stockmen are gathering in their cattle since the recent snow storm, the snow having fallen about two inches deep. At present it has about all disappeared and in a few days we will be able to go to plowing again.
Mrs. Howlett gave a New Year's dinner, and at the table the remark was made that if Editor Bliton didn't put his appearance pretty soon, he would have to wait until next year for his part of the wild strawberry pies.
Last Sunday Geo. Brown gave a New Year's dinner, intending to have a family reunion, but owing to the illness of Royal Brown's baby, they were unable to attend. However, those who were present report having had a very pleasant time.
Last Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. Volney Stickel came out from Medford to visit J. J. Fryer and family. Shortly after their arrival their horse was taken sick, and up to 9:30 Sunday night she was no better. It is feared she will not recover.
Miss Lelah Fryer left for Redding, Calif., last Saturday, where she was met by C. H. Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., and they were united in marriage Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Mr. J. expects to go into the racket store and jeweler business at that place. We join with a host of her friends in wishing them not only a happy New Year but a long life of happiness and prosperity.
Medford Mail, January 6, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. James Wooley is quite seriously ill.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Wm. Ulrich was out from Medford last Friday looking after his interests here.
Mel. Pearce, who has been staying with his aunt, Mrs. Sinclair, for some time, returned home last week.
Miss Bessie Brown gave a candy pull last Saturday night, and the young folks who were present spent the evening very pleasantly.
Master Austin Green, a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, arrived from Hanford, Calif., the first of last week, to remain for a while with his grandparents.
J. A. Jonas went to Ashland the first of last week to take his wife and son, Robert, who is attending the normal at that place. He remained with them until Sunday.
I am informed that we have a new physician in our town, a Dr. Hildebrand, of Oklahoma. One has been needed here very much for some time, as there has been considerable sickness in this locality this winter.
I stated last week that Misses Anna and Ollie Nichols had returned to Jacksonville to resume their studies, but owing to one of the girls being indisposed they remain at home. They expect to return to school next Saturday.
O. McGee is fencing in a gravel bar on the south side of Little Butte Creek for a feed yard. He has about 150 calves to feed and is having considerable trouble on account of them getting "chaparraled," having lost quite a number already.
Owing to the illness of the mother, Miss Anna Jeffrey went to Medford last Sunday. She made arrangements for Prof. Savage to take charge of her department of the school and for Miss Nettie Cook to teach Mr. Savage's department during her absence.
Last week I spoke of Volney Stickel's horse being sick. The animal died last night, and upon a post mortem examination being made it was found that the passage from the stomach to the bowels was completely clogged with sand and gravel.
On the 3rd inst. our daughter, Tavia, celebrated her fifteenth birthday by inviting in several of her friends, who remained until about 11 o'clock p.m. The evening was spent in playing games and music, and about half past nine refreshments were served to break the monotony of the occasion. Both our teachers, Miss Anna Jeffrey and Lincoln Savage, were also with us, and all enjoyed themselves very much.
Last Sunday Mrs. Howlett, our two youngest daughters and your correspondent paid a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn. They had just received a long letter from their son, Jerry, who is in the service of the United States, in the Philippines. He speaks in glowing terms of that country and tells how he appreciates the Medford Mail in that far-off land. While we were at Mr. Heckathorn's his sister, Mrs. Frunk, showed us some of her relics of bygone days. Among other things were two German books--a hymn book 200 years old and a testament of about the same age. The dates were torn out, but they were books her mother had and she, if living, would be ninety-eight years old. She has a reward of merit that was given to her mother when she was a school girl, also rewards of merit given to her brothers and sisters in 1843. Besides these she has quite a number of other relics.
Medford Mail, January 13, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Lin Clemens has been the guest of Joe Rader the last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
M. S. Wood has erected a new dwelling house on his farm.
Mrs. Floyd Pearce, of Forest Creek, returned home last Saturday.
Delbert Terrill's horses ran away last week and almost demolished his hack.
R. R. Minter lost one of his work horses last week. The horse acted as though it had a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Jane Smith arrived from Yreka Saturday to be at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. Jane Wooley, who is quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn made a business trip to Medford last Friday, returning on Saturday. Our people will go to Medford in spite of the mud and rain.
Robert Potter and Wm. Compton started for the Elk Creek mines last Friday. They seem to be having trouble with a Portland man who insists upon working the claim for them.
In my last I stated that Mr. McGee was fencing in a feed yard on the south side of Little Butte, but instead of this, he rented the tract of land lying along the creek, of J. J. Fryer, for a feed yard.
Harry Carlton, who has been at Los Angeles seeking employment, returned home week before last. He reports business in that section of the country very dull and that the country is suffering for want of rain.
There was a large crowd in our town last Saturday. Among whom were T. E. Nichols, Delbert Terrill, Aaron Beck, Joe Riley, Mr. Brown, A. Betz, John Hart, R. R. Minter, and a host of others all anxious to get the Medford Mail.
There was a surprise birthday party at Prof. A. L. Haselton's one night last week. A number of the young folks, many of them his old pupils, met and had a hard candy pulling and a good time generally. Prof. H. and his good wife know just how to entertain the young folks so they can enjoy themselves.
Mrs. John Ashpole received word last Friday that her mother, Mrs. Ellison, living near Portland, had a stroke of paralysis and was very low. Mrs. A. left on Saturday's train to be at her bedside. Mrs. Ellison is quite aged, but her many friends in these parts sincerely hope that she will recover.
Quite a number of the large boys of our local school secured two teams and picks and shovels and made a good gravel walk from our town to Prof. Haselton's residence, and also a good crossing on the road so that the children can get from the school house to the sidewalk. They deserve a great deal of credit for their enterprise.
Miss Nettie Cook, the pupil selected by Miss Anna Jeffrey to take charge of the primary department of the school, commenced her work on Monday of last week. The leading lawyer of our town made the discovery that if she was allowed to teach the primary department without a certificate, that our school district would be disorganized and we would lose our apportionment of public money; so on Tuesday morning the seats and desks were moved back again to the old school house and Miss Nettie has been teaching there in the same room as Prof. Savage. The directors are now blaming themselves for making the hasty move, but Miss Nettie is getting along nicely with her department of the school and is very popular with the children.
Medford Mail, January 20, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Oliver McGee and family are convalescing.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Lol Nichols spent last Sunday with Mrs. Clara Rader.
Prof. Savage, Bessie and Merritt Brown were pleasant callers at our house last Sunday.
Mrs. J. Hartman, nee Alpha McDowell, is at her mother's, Mrs. A. Pool, and is quite sick.
Mesdames Sinclair, Kelsoe and Cline were the guests of Mrs. H. T. Severance last Thursday.
Jack Montgomery, who has been quite ill for some time, was smiling on his friends in Eagle Point last Saturday.
It is reported that Mrs. Watkins, who is stopping with her son-in-law, F. J. Ayres, recently had a stroke of paralysis.
Miss Mattie McGee, who has been visiting at her brother's here for some time, returned to her home in Josephine County last week.
Last Monday night Mrs. A. Pool gave a party and a social dance at the Eagle Hotel. Those in attendance report a very pleasant time.
There seems to be considerable sickness in our usually healthy community. John Smith's children are on the list this week. Dr. Hildebrand is in attendance.
Miss Anna Jeffrey returned to take charge of her school the first of last week, but was called to Medford Monday morning by the death of her mother, which occurred in Medford Sunday night.
There was a surprise candy pulling at J. W. Nichols' last Friday night. About twenty of the young people of this neighborhood went over in a lumber wagon, and all report a very enjoyable time.
A. McNeil, one of our oldest and highly respected citizens, had a paralytic stroke last Monday week, paralyzing the right side of his face and the left arm and leg. At last accounts he was improving a little, owing to his advanced age, almost eighty years, little hopes are entertained of his recovery.
Medford Mail, January 27, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Born--January 26, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Beck, a daughter.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Mattie Taylor, who has been stopping in Medford for some time, returned home last Sunday.
Miss Anna Jeffrey came out from Medford last Sunday. She was accompanied by Mrs. Lozier.
Mesdames S. B. Holmes and Frank Brown spent last week at Central Point visiting their sister, Mrs. Wm. Holmes.
Claude White, who has been stopping in Central Point for some time, returned to Eagle Point last Saturday upon a visit.
Quite a number of our young people went to Central Point last Saturday to attend the entertainment given by the Degree of Honor lodge. They report having had a fine time.
The ground has settled since the heavy rains so that some of the farmers have commenced plowing. The present indications are that there will be a large amount of grain in this season.
Jesse Safford came up from Ashland last week, where he is attending the normal. He was accompanied by Mr. Boone, who is also a student at the normal. They are the guests of Jesse's mother, Mrs. A. Pool.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Parker were called from their home on Big Butte last week by sickness in the family of their son-in-law, Prof. E. E. Smith, who is in charge of the school in Phoenix. They stopped with J. J. Fryer Friday night.
There is considerable sickness in this neighborhood, mostly la grippe, although there are several cases of pneumonia, and some of them are quite serious. Mrs. Howlett and one of our little girls, Hattie, have been afflicted with the la grippe for the past week.
On Monday of last week Miss Anna Jeffrey, the principal of our school, received word that her mother was dead and at once returned to Medford, whereupon Prof. Lincoln Savage, who has charge of the primary department, appointed a committee to draft resolutions of condolence and express the sympathy of the school. On Wednesday they sent her the following expression of their regrets:
EAGLE POINT, Jan. 24, 1899.MISS ANNA JEFFREY, Dear Teacher:--We know that no words can make amends for the great loss you have sustained in the loss of your mother. We deeply realize that the expressions of condolence wholly fail to restore the loved and lost one, and yet we cannot but hope that the heartfelt sympathy of ours will not be deemed an intrusion on your grief. It has been well said that "we weep for the loved and lost because we know our tears are in vain." We would ease your sorrow, yet we know not how; we can only acknowledge that the affliction is God's will. We may not doubt she is free from the pains that she so long endured here on earth, and when we gather at the river is it not a sweet consolation to think that among the loved and lost she may meet you on the other side? Commending you to Him who doeth all things well, we remain in the tenderest friendship. Therefore, we, your scholars, extend our heartfelt sympathies to you in your bereavement.
Written by the committee in behalf of the school.
BESSIE BROWN,Medford Mail, February 3, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.George Evans is visiting friends and relatives in Eagle Point.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Grandma Heckathorn was the guest of Mrs. J. J. Fryer last week.
Marsh Garrett was smiling on his friends in our town the first of last week.
Miss Ida Pankey, of Central Point, is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. H. T. Severance.
Last Sunday, while pouring water from a teakettle, Miss Anna Jeffrey had the misfortune to scald her hand quite severely.
The younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rader is quite sick with la grippe and pneumonia. Dr. Hildebrand is in attendance.
J. S. Howard was in our town last week in company with some gentlemen who were looking for a location to establish a colony of Europeans.
J. A. Jonas went to Ashland the latter part of last week after his wife and son, Robert, who has been attending the normal. They returned home Sunday.
Mrs. Frank Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out the first of last week to visit her children, Mrs. E. Pool and her son, Ira, who is attending school at Eagle Point.
Some of our stockmen are complaining of the weather, as their feed is getting scarce and the cattle have to be fed. The cause is too much stock for the amount of feed, but provision will be made for them as there is plenty of feed in the valley.
Miss Anna Jeffrey came out from Medford on Monday of last week and took charge of her department of the school again. Her term having expired, the board employed her to continue for another month as that will consume all the funds on hand.
Last Saturday night Miss Bessie Brown celebrated her fifteenth birthday anniversary by giving a party to quite a number of her schoolmates and friends. The evening was spent in playing games and dancing until after midnight when part of the company departed for their homes and quite a number remained overnight with the family. Those who were present report having had a very pleasant time, but they couldn't help having a good time in such a family, for Mr. and Mrs. Brown know just how to make everything pleasant on such occasions.
Hon. John Grieve, ex-county assessor, and Claud White passed through our town last Thursday on their way to Mt. Pitt precinct to appraise the real property of the late Mrs. Berry. The original appraisers were Thomas Wright, John Obenchain and Wm. Perry, but the latter being sick Mr. White was appointed in his place. The property was appraised at $850. Mr. Grieve returned on Sunday and reports that the thermometer registered 10 degrees below zero at Mr. Beall's on Friday night and on Saturday night 8 degrees below zero at Mr. Edsell's. In our town the mercury stood at 8 degrees above, but that is cold enough for our "Italy."
Medford Mail, February 10, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Wm. Betz and Isaac Smith have rented a place and are batching.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
O. McGee has taken a bunch of cattle to the old Peterson place to feed.
The farmers are all as busy as beavers and consequently news is scarce.
Al. Phipps, who is living on the old John McDaniel place on Rogue River, was doing business in our town Friday.
John Watkins, who has charge of the free ferry on Rogue River, was in town one day last week, en route to Jacksonville on legal business.
Wm. W. French, the horticulturist, was smiling on his friends in Eagle Point last Friday. He reports everything flourishing in his neighborhood.
Misses Bessie Brown and Lottie Taylor and Messrs. Earl Taylor, Ira Tungate, John Moomaw and Prof. Savage were pleasant callers at our house last Sunday.
In reporting the birthday party given by Miss Bessie Brown last week I made a slight error and said it was to celebrate her fifteenth birthday when, in fact, it was her sixteenth birthday.
On Tuesday of last week your correspondent went to Jacksonville, accompanied by Ira Tungate, Miss Nettie Cook and our daughter, Tavia, the two former to take the teacher's examination and the latter to visit friends in the county seat. I spent the night with Chas. Carney, a former resident of Eagle Point. While in Jacksonville I fell in company with an applicant for a certificate, who among other remarkable discoveries had found out that the city of Medford was dead, and that business men were scarcely making a living. After I referred him to the improvements that were constantly being made, and the fact that there is more business being done in Medford that any other three towns in the county and the scarcity of empty buildings in the Hub, he had nothing to say.
Medford Mail, February 17, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Eddie and Virgie Lewis were visiting their grandparents last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
T. Dugan was in Jacksonville last week upon business connected with the estate of the late John N. Young.
Miss Ethel Compton was the guest of our daughter, Hattie, last Sunday.
Mr. Cline has purchased the Cass Higinbotham place, situated on Rogue River.
Charles Betz and Archie Fries came out from Medford last Saturday to visit the former's parents. They returned Sunday.
Our stock men are beginning to feel easy, as the grass is getting a good start and will soon be sufficient to enable their stock to live without feeding.
Last Sunday the Eagle Point school boys played a game of base ball against the town boys, as they are called. The score stood thirty-two to twenty-one, in favor of the school boys.
Our sick folks are generally improving. A. McNeil, who had a stroke of paralysis, has recovered so as to be able to walk around a little. He was out in the yard one day last week.
D. P. Mathews is preparing to make some extensive improvements in the line of fencing by using lumber instead of rails, thus saving a strip of land four feet wide all around the outside of the field.
Mr. Kelsoe has purchased from the county the tract of land known as the Conn place, it having been sold for taxes and bought in by the county; consideration, $50. He has also bought the old school house in district No. 37, and is remodeling it for a dwelling house.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw, while trying to ford Butte Creek at the McNeil ford, got into deep, swift water and was thrown off into it. He succeeded in getting out but lost his overcoat in the effort. The coat was afterwards found and secured by one of the neighbors.
Mr. Billows, living on Rogue River, took a load of fine potatoes to the Hub last week, finding a ready market for them. Mr. Thumburg, of Salt Creek, also took a load to the same place and disposed of them without any trouble.
Amy Casey, a little girl living with her father in our town, was playing with some gunpowder recently and placed a lighted match to it to see the powder burn. As a result her face was quite badly burned, although Dr. Hildebrand thinks that the burn is not deep.
Our farmers are all busy plowing and putting in grain during this pleasant weather. The prospect is that there will be a larger acreage of grain put in this year than ever before. In fact, our Butte Creek farmers are beginning to realize the value of the land and the importance of thorough cultivation.
Prof. A. L. Haselton, who is teaching in the Betz district, will close his school on Friday of next week. While Mr. Haselton knows how to teach our children the rudiments of an education, he could also teach them how to make a garden, and especially how to raise onions. He has already planted one and a half acres in onions and contemplates putting in more, as one of Medford's merchants has assured him that he will buy all he can raise.
Medford Mail, February 24, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Farmers are busy plowing for late grain and corn.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Charley made a business trip to Eagle Point Saturday.
C. A. Burnett, of Jacksonville, was in this vicinity upon business Monday.
A. L. Bell, of Medford, who recently returned from Walla Walla, Wash., where he has been for the past year, is the guest of his brother, J. K. Bell, and family.
Henry Tonn, of Lake Creek, was seen among the young people of this community Sunday.
Henry Gordon, of Trail Creek, was in town Tuesday while on his way home from the valley.
J. A. Miller came in Saturday from his stock ranch, where he has been stopping for some time past.
Mrs. W. H. Bradshaw, of Lake Creek, was the guest of her daughters, Mrs. Zadie Stevens and Mrs. C. E. Terrill, a short time ago.
Medford Mail, February 24, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.George Ervin, of Elk Creek, was sojourning in our town last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. DeCarlow, of Elk Creek, is quite sick with la grippe at A. J. Daley's.
Wm. Chambers, of Big Butte, was the guest of Mrs. Esther Sinclair one day last week.
Ross Schmidtling, of Woodville, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. Brown one night last week.
John Moomaw has gone up to Elk Creek to work on the A. J. Daley ranch during the illness of Mr. DeCarlow.
Mr. Cline, who has been living with his father-in-law, Mr. Kelsoe, has moved onto the John Daley property.
Mr. Kelsoe, having purchased the Conn place and repaired and remodeled the old school house in that district, is moving his family thereto.
Ira Tungate and his sister, Mrs. Baker, who has been visiting Mrs. E. Pool for some time, returned to their homes in Mt. Pitt precinct last Saturday.
Wm. Perry and Charles Obenchain came out from their homes on Big Butte last Saturday with a load of hogs, proceeding on their way to Medford Sunday morning.
T. I. Gibson of Randsburg, Calif., is the guest of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Compton, of Eagle Point. Mr. G. is engaged in the newspaper business in Randsburg and is also interested in mining enterprises in that locality.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis are very sick, and the latter is considered quite low. They are both very aged and serious doubts are entertained as to their recovery. J. J. Fryer went to Talent Monday and brought his sister-in-law, Mrs. Jeff. Bell, to take care of them, she being their daughter.
The closing exercises of our school were held last Friday afternoon. The singing and recitations by the children were very good, and as a change C. P. Casey rendered some fine music on the violin, accompanied by his little daughter, Amy, on the bass viol. The smaller children did remarkably well in rendering their parts and everything passed off very pleasantly.
Our straw trail has proved to be a complete success as it made a nice clean dry walk, and during the course of the winter has saved several dollars worth of shoe leather on account of the softness of the straw. It has not only been a benefit to my family but to many others. A lady living above Eagle Point says it has been of great benefit to her son, and wanted to send him over to work for me to compensate me for use of the trail.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw favored us with a sermon last Sunday, the first preaching we have had for about three months. At the close of his sermon he remarked that he had received a number of letters from parties in the old states making inquiries in regard to our climate, soil, health, school and churches, as they are desirous of leaving the blizzard-ridden, drought-afflicted region where they are existing, and find a home where they can enjoy life, so they think they will come to Oregon.
Our school board met last Saturday and let the contract to A. J. Daley for the delivery of the lumber for our new school house. The tax was voted about a year ago but the lumber contract last year was not filled. Now the board proposes to require bonds from Mr. Daley for the faithful performance of his part of the contract. There are quite a number of citizens who want a two-story building, and the board agrees to build it, provided the citizens will raise the necessary money by subscription and deposit it with the clerk or some other responsible person to pay the extra expense, within six weeks from the time the contract is signed. If they fail to do this the directors will go ahead and build a one-story building.
Medford Mail, March 3, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Ira Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, was visiting friends here last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Our little daughter, Agnes, visited with Miss Dollie Nichols last week.
Miss Della Perry is visiting her brother, William, of Big Butte precinct.
Miss Ollie Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, is visiting her sister, Mrs. E. Pool.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nichols were the guests of Mrs. Susan Wood last Sunday.
Misses Donna and Mabel Bell, of Brownsboro, were in town on business last Saturday.
I am sorry to state the Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis are still quite ill, and fears are still entertained as to their recovery.
Mrs. John Ashpole, who had been visiting her mother in the Willamette Valley for some time, returned home last Thursday. She was accompanied by her nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis.
There was quite an exciting game of base ball here last Sunday between the town nine and the school nine, resulting in the victory of the school team. They expect to play again next Sunday afternoon for an oyster supper.
The friends of A. McNeil will be glad to learn that he has so far recovered from his stroke of paralysis as to be about again. Also that John Smith and family, who have been quite sick with the grippe, are recovering.
The farmers are beginning to plow again after the storm. Speaking of the storm reminds me that we had a whole lot of rain all in a lump and the result was that Eli Dahack had to move out for the night and his chickens had to stay on the roost all that day.
Miss Mattie McGee spent Saturday night and Sunday with us and Mrs. Royal Brown, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Lottie, and son, Carl, and Mrs. Ewen and two little daughters spent Sunday with us. As Miss McGee and Mrs. Brown are both good singers we had some fine music and a good time.
John Nichols and son, Arthur, brought about sixty head of cattle out from the Willow Creek ranch, near Mr. Pitt, last week to feed. They expect to feed until about the 20th of March. Some of the cattle men have already turned the most of their cattle out to hustle for themselves, as the grass is getting quite a good start.
Several small bridges and culverts were carried away by the recent rain storm. The bridge across Antelope, on the road from Eagle Point to Medford, was taken off in a body and taken about a mile down Butte Creek and lodged on dry land. The water also did considerable damage to the farms along the banks, taking off fences and in many places swept the soil away or covered it with driftwood and gravel. It is said by some of the old settlers that there was more water in Butte and Antelope creeks this time than ever was seen before, but the channels are so wide and deep that it did not spread over as much territory as it has on former occasions.
Medford Mail, March 10, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Nettie Cook was the guest of Miss Mattie Taylor one night last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
The mill, which has been idle since the big rain, has started up again.
We had the pleasure of Miss Mattie Taylor's company one night last week.
The young folks expect to have a dance here on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day.
Mrs. J. K. Bell and daughter, Miss Donna, visited friends here last Saturday.
Bert Higinbotham and Benj. Edmondson, Jr., passed through our town Saturday.
K. Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, was visiting friends in Eagle Point the first of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Cline went to Medford last Saturday to procure furniture for housekeeping.
Thomas Cingcade and Merrill Brown were trying the virtue of our straw trail last Sunday.
J. J. Fryer went to Forest Creek last Saturday to visit his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce.
Francis Johnson, an old pensioner, and his son were doing business in Eagle Point the first of last week.
The game of ball spoken of in my last items was postponed on account of the inclemency of the weather.
James W. Pew, one of our old friends, spent the day with us last Sunday. He expects to start for Fort Klamath in a short time.
George Wicks, he who had charge of the Ulrich & Slinger cattle of the Elk Creek range last summer, was smiling on his friends here last week.
Last Sunday F. S. Robinett, one of our leading blacksmiths, celebrated his sixty-sixth birthday by having a party. Among a large number of guests present there were nine who were born in the month of March.
On Thursday night Mrs. Howlett, our three children and myself called on the family of John Ashpole, and when we arrived there we found the room well filled with other guests, although there were no previous arrangements made for the visit. There were present C. P. Casey, with his violin, Frank Brown, with his bass viol, Wm. Lewis with his cornet, and Miss Bessie Brown to manipulate the keys of the organ, so we had some very fine music. While there we had the pleasure of meeting Larkin McDaniel, one of the pioneers of this part of the country, but who has been residing in Illinois for several years past.
On Monday of last week several friends of H. T. Severance gave him a surprise party, it being his seventy-seventh birthday. All took with them something already prepared to eat, so that Grandma Severance would not have to prepare dinner for so many. In the evening of the same day the young folks, Mrs. Howlett and myself raided the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Compton, the surprise being intended for Mrs. Compton's nephew, T. I. Gibson. The evening was spent in playing games, charades, etc., and lunch was served about eleven o'clock. At 11:30 the company dispersed, having spent a very pleasant evening with that estimable family.
Out school meeting passed off very quietly on Monday of last week. There was quite a number of voters in attendance, as usual. Geo. W. Daley was elected director and J. A. Jonas was re-elected clerk. The board has employed Prof. A. L. Haselton to teach our spring term of school, to commence next Monday. The question as to what kind of a school house we would build was discussed, and s subscription paper was circulated to raise additional funds to add the second story. Forty-seven dollars were promised, which, together with the seventy-seven dollars subscribed for the same purpose last year, makes a total of one hundred twenty-four dollars. The erection of the building will be commenced as soon as the roads improve so the lumber can be hauled.
Medford Mail, March 17, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Wanted--In the Betz school district, No. 47, an experienced lady teacher.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Fred Mitchell, of Evans Creek, was out last week visiting his friends in Eagle Point.
Prof. A. L. Haselton commenced a term of school in Eagle Point last Monday, March 20th.
Uncle Johnny Lewis and wife, who have been quite sick for several weeks, are gradually improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry, of Big Butte, came out the first of last week, and on their return home they were accompanied by Mr. Perry's mother.
Miss Fannie Donegan, of Jacksonville, re-opened the school in district No. 37, last Monday morning, this being her third term in the same district.
Last Saturday night some of the friends of Charley Lofland and bride gave them a charivari, it being the second time that they had been thus honored.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chambers passed through Eagle Point last Friday on their way from Tolo, where Mrs. C. had been visiting with relatives. They spent the night with Mrs. Esther Sinclair.
Last Sunday the two base ball nines met on the ball ground to have a game, but for some reason the game for the oyster supper was indefinitely postponed, the score standing 21 to 39 in favor of the town nine.
Last Saturday night little Miss Georgie Cline was the guest of our little daughter, Agnes, and on Sunday our home was honored by the presence of Thomas, Harry and Hattie Cingcade, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Nichols, and daughter, Miss Lol, Harry Carlton, Miss Bessie Brown, Earl Taylor and Merritt Brown. We spent quite a pleasant time together.
There seemed to be a misunderstanding among the dancing element in this section of the country as the leading spirits in that element had their announcements both for the same night at Eagle Point and Brownsboro. The result was that neither of the dances was well attended, although those who were present at Eagle Point report having had a very pleasant time.
I have been requested by one of the leading business men of the valley, a farmer, whose wife often visits Medford, to call attention to the cesspool that surrounds the hitching rack near the Nash stable, as the water and filth is so deep that it is difficult for anyone, unless you have boots on, to tie a horse to the rack. A few loads of gravel placed there would be a great benefit to the country folks who come to town to trade.
Died--March 16, 1899, of pneumonia, William French, Jr., aged twenty-seven years and six days. The deceased was born in this neighborhood, his mother having died when he was an infant, and he and his brother, Henry, were cared for by their father, W. W. French. He was taken sick and the service of Dr. Hildebrand was secured and he was soon so much improved as to be able to walk about the house, but on Tuesday, the 14th, he stood in the door while it was raining, took cold, and soon passed away. Rev. J. P. Moomaw conducted the funeral services at the Brownsboro cemetery. A large crowd followed the remains to their last resting place. He was a young man that was highly respected in the community.
Medford Mail, March 24, 1899, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Stock is doing fine in this section of the country.
Mrs. H. L. Hill, who has been seriously ill for several days, is recovering. Dr. Pickel is the attending physician.
John Foster, of Beagle, is visiting relatives at Trail.
Fred Inlow was visiting with E. D. Briscoe the first of last week.
Arthur Morrison has completed his new residence and is now living therein.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sherman passed Trail recently on their way to Medford.
Mrs. Wm. McClanahan and daughter, Janie, were visiting Mrs. H. Richardson last week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Briscoe returned home Sunday for a visit with friends and relatives at Beagle.
Miss Docia Martin returned home this week from a several days' stay with Mr. Olwell's family, at Central Point.
Miss Irene Dawson has returned home from a several weeks' visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Myers, at Beagle.
Geo. Justus, who recently purchased the Vogeli place, has moved thereto. He and his wife are now in Medford after their household goods.
Mrs. S. E. Inlow is having her yard enlarged and set with trees and shrubbery. An irrigation ditch runs through the yard which supplies sufficient water to keep things growing all summer.
Our annual school meeting passed off very quietly. H. L. Hill was elected director and Simpson Wilson was reelected clerk. Miss Mattie Carter, of The Meadows, has been employed to teach the spring term of school.
Medford Mail, March 24, 1899, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jasper Tungate, of Mt. Pitt, came over last Sunday to visit his sister, Mrs. E. Pool.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Chas. Obenchain and his sister, Mrs. Edmondson, of Big Butte, were in town the first of last week, en route to the Hub.
W. B. Potter and son, Boyd, went to Jacksonville, by way of Medford last Saturday. They stopped in the latter place and did their trading.
John Moomaw, one of our good neighbor boys, who is working on Elk Creek, was down on a business trip and for a visit with home folks week before last.
A move is on foot to open a road from here to Medford so we can go at all times of the year without being humiliated by having to trespass on private rights.
Last Thursday Chas. Cingcade was taken suddenly and violently ill in school and had to be carried home. A physician was secured and on Sunday he was reported very much improved.
An exciting game of ball was played here last Sunday. It was the most hotly contested game of the season. At the eighth inning the score stood 18 to 18 and the town nine won by one tally.
The directors are having the rock hauled for the foundation of our new school house. There is some dissatisfaction as to the exact location of the building, and a meeting will probably be called to decide the question.
The heavy rain the first of last week brought water up again and took away some of the fences in low places around Eagle Point, filling up the tailrace on the Snowy Butte mill and stopped travel to [a] considerable extent.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw preached for us last Sunday and announced that he would preach again on the second Sunday of April, at 11 a.m., at which time an effort will be made to reorganize the Sunday school. All parents are especially requested to be present.
Henry Ratrie, proprietor of the Little Butte sawmill, passed here one day last week with a large circular saw lashed to his saddle, taking it to his mill. The timber is so large that it requires two saws. He has a fine body of timber to work on and all the power required.
Last week I stated that Miss Donegan, of Jacksonville, opened a school in district No. 37 on the 20th. This, however, was a mistake, as a lady by the name of Wilson is teaching that school and Miss Donegan has secured a school for a term of eight months in another district.
R. L. Parker and his son-in-law, Prof. E. E. Smith, and their families passed through here last Sunday on their way to the former's mountain home, near the head of Rogue River. Mr. Smith is going there for his health and will teach a term of school there this summer, thus combining business with pleasure.
Our school opened Monday of last week, with Prof. Haselton as teacher and fifty-five pupils. If there is a man in the county who is competent to teach our school, Prof. H. is the man. He seems to have the faculty of arousing an interest among the children and keeping them interested, and he bids fair to teach us a good school.
During the recent high water Antelope Creek became so high that the stage could not cross on Friday. A rope was thrown across the stream and the letter mail sack was attached and brought safely over, but the paper sack was too heavy so we did not receive our paper mail until Saturday. The loss of our bridge works a terrible hardship on us, but our accommodating county court will replace it as soon as possible.
Medford Mail, March 31, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.D. Terrill made a trip to Eagle Point Monday.
Perry Randles, of Lake Creek, is assisting Jas. Rader on the farm this week.
J. G. Shafer, of Central Point, is employed by G. W. Stevens to do farm work during the spring months.
T. E. Nichols made a trip to his mountain ranch Monday for the purpose of turning some cattle onto the range.
M. Lindley, who has spent the winter in this vicinity, started for Talent Monday, where he will remain for some time.
Our Medford Mail, along with other papers, was delayed by the high waters Friday, much to the disappointment of our people, who eagerly welcomed them Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Geppert, of Big Butte, called in town Wednesday while on their way to the valley. They had the misfortune of breaking a wheel on their vehicle while coming over some very rough road, but secured another hack in town and proceeded on their way.
Medford Mail, March 31, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Wm. Brown made a business trip to Hornbrook, Calif., last week, returning Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Compton, Thomas Hart and Jake Waltz sojourned with Wm. Compton last Thursday night.
Benj. Edmondson, of Big Butte, and Frank Tungate, of Mt. Pitt, were doing business on our town last Friday.
The services of Miss Zuda Owens has been secured as teacher in the Betz school district No. 47. School commenced April 3rd.
A. Pool and his stepson, Jesse Safford, hauled two loads of shakes last week for J. Hartman, who is building in the Applegate country.
Oliver McGee wants to rent another farm and a great big one, too, for he has another ten-pound boy. The new arrival was on the 31st of March.
Miss Elsie Nye, of Flounce Rock precinct, came out for the purpose of having some dental work done. Her brother, Nelson, was also seen on our streets last week.
Thomas and Nick Young, who have been in Eastern Oregon for several months, returned to the parental roof last week and their aged father is rejoicing over the event.
There seems to be considerable stir in real estate business. John Daley has traded his Sticky ranch to John Williscroft for his place on Butte Creek, about a mile above Eagle Point, and Eli Dahack traded his property for the Harvey place, now owned by Mr. Poe.
Porter Robinett's horses took a spin last week. He had them hitched to a log of driftwood and the lines became foul; the result was that Porter and the log were both dragged for quite a distance, dragging them both over the wagon tongue, breaking the latter and bruising Mr. R. up considerable.
Mr. Cline's youngest daughter is very low with pneumonia and inflammation of the bowels and it is considered a very doubtful case. Mr. C. says the people of this community are the best he ever saw to help in a case of this kind and that he cannot find language to express his thanks. These people are but recently from Iowa.
Chas. Edmondson, of Mr. Pitt, was in our community last week buying up heavy draft horses for Mr. Chesterson, of Sams Valley. He was not meeting with much success, as he had purchased but two span up to last Friday. He and Jesse Stafford expect to start for Washington next Monday to use them in a logging camp.
Medford Mail, April 7, 1899, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Mrs. L. H. Hill is still in poor health.
Mrs. James Briscoe was visiting relatives at Trail Friday.
Born--to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Dawson, March 28th, an 8-pound daughter.
Mrs. Stewart and children are now visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Wilson.
Mr. Pearce, of Oakland, Calif., passed through Trail Sunday on his return from up in the timber country.
L. S. Marck, of upper Trail Creek, passed through here on his way to Ashland to buy machinery for his sawmill.
Miss Mystill and her sister, Miss Martha, were visiting Mrs. Morrison Sunday. Miss Mystill is teaching the spring term of school.
Fred Inlow went to Medford last Saturday after medicine for Mrs. Hill, and having to wait to see Dr. Pickel, the attending physician, he took in the Jessie Shirley show, which was greatly enjoyed.
Lower Trail is now without a teacher for the spring term, owing to the illness of Miss Mattie Carter, the young lady employed. Experienced lady teacher wanted. Address the board at Trail post office, without delay.
Medford Mail, April 7, 1899, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.John Rader and family visited Eagle Point friends Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
W. W. French made a business trip to Medford last Saturday.
Earl Taylor commenced work for W. H. Bradshaw last Monday.
Lemon Charley and family visited at Wm. J. Compton's last Sunday.
Gus Nichols and family were visiting friends in Eagle Point last Sunday.
Thomas Carney, of Jacksonville, is visiting Joseph Van Hardenburg, on the Harbaugh place.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nichols and little daughter, Dollie, were the guests of your correspondent Sunday.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Walker, of Oakville, Ore., March 31, 1899, a son. Mrs. Walker was formerly Miss M. Apger.
Last week Walker Lewis and his father, E. H. Lewis, went up Elk Creek to look after their interests there. Walker returned last Saturday.
Mrs. J. J. Fryer went to Forest Creek last week to see her granddaughter, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce. She was accompanied by Floyd's aunt, Mrs. Sinclair.
The young men of this neighborhood have organized a ball team, to play against a team to be selected from Central Point ball players. The date of the game has not been decided upon.
I am glad to be able to report that Uncle Johnny Lewis and wife are gradually improving; also that the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cline has greatly improved in health.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw favored us with a good sermon last Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and in the evening he read an interesting article for the benefit of the young people, on the degrading influence of the use of intoxicating liquors. There was a good attendance at both meetings.
The school meeting that was called for last Saturday was not well attended. It was called for the purpose of locating a new site for the school house, and after some discussing it was decided to locate it on the ground that had already been purchased by the board for that purpose.
Last Thursday night the friends of Miss Mattie McGee gave her a farewell party. Quite a number of young people were present and the evening was very pleasantly spent. They had some fine instrumental and vocal music and at the proper time light refreshments were served. Miss Mattie returned to her home in Josephine County last Friday.
Last Friday night Miss Bessie Brown was the guest of our daughter, Tavia, and on Saturday morning Earl Taylor and his sister, Mattie, called on us, the latter accompanying myself and wife to Medford on a business trip. The same evening we had the pleasure of the company of Miss Lottie and Carl Taylor and Miss Floy Florey.
Last Friday night the citizens of our town and vicinity met at the school house and organized a literary society with the following officers: President, A. L. Haselton; vice president, S. B. Holmes; treasurer, A. J. Daley; secretary, Mrs. Frank Brown; editor, T. I. Gibson. After the organization was perfected a number of the school children favored the audience with recitations, readings, song, etc. The exercises were interspersed with instrumental music by the Casey orchestra. They decided to meet every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
Medford Mail, April 14, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. R. L. Brown is confined to her room with bronchitis.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Elda Wood, of Sams Valley, is working for your correspondent.
Lin Clemens was the guest of Joseph Rader the latter part of last week.
Prof. E. E. Smith, who is teaching the school in Big Butte district, was in our town last week.
Wm. Compton made a business trip to Gold Hill, two to Medford and one to Jacksonville, last week.
Several of our farmers have been sowing alfalfa during the past week, and quite a number are planting corn.
Merritt and Bessie Brown, Miss Mattie Taylor, Miss Ethel Compton and J. J. Fryer were pleasant callers at our house last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. McGee, of Josephine County, are here visiting their son, Oliver, and family. They were accompanied by a son-in-law and daughter.
J. P. Moomaw is still making improvements on his farm, taking in more cultivable land and putting up a neat picket fence around his garden, which he will irrigate from his well.
Ira Tungate, a young man who has been working for your correspondent, was taken quite ill last Thursday and was compelled to return to his home in Mt. Pitt precinct, on Sunday,
M. Hanley passed through our town last week on his way to the Hub to procure two dump carts. He is hauling the stones off his land so as to raise hay for his ever increasing band of cattle.
Died--On Saturday, April 15, '99, William, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stowell, aged 14 years. The boy has been afflicted most of his life with a scrofulous disease and preparations were made to amputate his leg but his case was so hopeless that the doctors decided not to perform the operation. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery on Sunday.
Last Saturday night the Eagle Point literary society met at the school house and a good program was well carried out. The Breeze, our newspaper, under the management of T. I. Gilson, was a grand success. To show our thousands of readers the advantage of advertising I will state that a lost cuff button was advertised for in the Breeze and the next day the button was duly delivered to the editor.
Last Friday night Mrs. Howlett gave a farewell party to her niece, Miss Nettie Cook, who has been stopping with us for the past seven months. There were just twenty-five of our neighbors present, several being kept away on account of sickness and the rush of work. We had some fine instrumental music, Wm. Lewis having his coronet and Frank Nichols his violin, while different young ladies presided at the organ. At 11:30 Mrs. Howlett served refreshments and about 12:30 the crowd dispersed, all seemingly having enjoyed themselves very much. Miss Cook left Sunday afternoon for Eugene, where she will visit awhile with her uncle, Walker Young.
Medford Mail, April 21, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Our son-in-law, James M. Lewis, and family visited with us last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss McCall, of Ashland, has been visiting Mrs. Washburn, of Eagle Point.
Judge and Mrs. J. R. Neil were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver McGee last week.
Miss Lottie Perry and George Robinson came out from Medford last Sunday to visit Lottie's mother and sister.
J. S. Howard, the surveyor, of Medford, was out last week surveying the old Simon place for Ulrich and Slinger.
Mr. Moyer, of Jacksonville, came out last week to patronize our Snowy Butte mills and to procure a load of shakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Lewis made a business trip to Medford last Saturday. They were accompanied by Miss Lillie Newman.
Mrs. Little, Miss Kate Fries, Andrew Grieve and Claud White were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes last Sunday,
George Garrett and family, who live northeast of Medford, came over last Sunday to visit Mrs. Garrett's mother and family.
Miss Lottie Taylor was the guest of our daughter, Tavia, last Sunday. Harry Carlton and Miss Bessie Brown were also pleasant callers in the evening.
Robert Lewis came out from his Elk Creek ranch recently, and after making a business trip to Medford, returned home, taking his mother, Mrs. E. H. Lewis, with him.
Mr. and Mrs. McGee, accompanied by their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel King, returned to their home in Josephine County last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer were made glad last week by the arrival of their daughter, Lelah, now Mrs. C. H. Jones. Her many friends here join them in their rejoicing.
Several of the Central Point boys came out Sunday and played a game of base ball against the Eagle Point team. It was a closely contested game, the Eagle Point boys coming out two ahead.
Last week T. I. Gibson, editor of the Breeze, our literary society paper, started out to hunt his uncle's cows and lost his way. He wandered around for some time and fortunately found his way to our house, where he was put on the right road.
Our literary society met at the school house last Saturday evening, and standing room was at a premium. The exercises were very good, but the debate was a failure on account of the absence of the leaders. There will be no meeting of the society next Saturday evening, as some of the leading members are to meet at that time to practice for the entertainment to be given on May 6th, for the purpose of raising money with which to purchase a bell for the new school house. The charge for admission to the entertainment will be ten cents. Last Saturday the books of the society were opened for new members, and quite a number of new names were added to the list. There is a charge of ten cents as a membership fee, which also goes towards paying for the bell. The next meeting will be held at the hall and a good attendance is expected.
Medford Mail, April 28, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Miss Madge Wright, of Big Butte, visited her sister, Mrs. A. Stanley, near Medford, Saturday.
J. K. Bell returned Saturday from his farm, three miles west of here, where he spent the past week plowing.
H. Ship and J. Edwards, of Yankee Creek, were over during the past week having work done by our efficient blacksmith, E. V. Osborne.
D. A. Presley, of Bly, H. A. Meyer, of Lake Creek, and W. J. Compton, of Eagle Point, were among the visitors here during the past week.
J. M. McAllister, of McAllister Springs, was in town upon business last week. He reports the roads getting in a favorable condition to the celebrated springs.
H. Pelton, of Gold Hill, accompanied by W. C. Daley, of Lake Creek, called in town last Thursday. They were driving out some cattle which Mr. Pelton had purchased during his trip.
Medford Mail, April 28, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Mattie Taylor is reported on the sick list this week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Della Perry was visiting Miss Laura Nichols last week.
Mrs. John Compton was visiting Mrs. T. E. Nichols the first of last week.
Silas Grizzle is assisting O. McGee in his farm and stock work on the old Simon place.
Mrs. Nelson and daughter, of Medford, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Compton last week.
W. J. Compton went to Medford last week to take his mother and Mrs. Nelson and daughter.
Quite a number of our citizens went to Central Point Monday to attend the picnic and see the ball game.
Captain Boyce, Mr. O'Riley and another railroad man from Portland were guests of Geo. Brown last Sunday.
Mrs. Lena Ewan, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W. B. Jackson, in Medford, returned home last Sunday.
Messrs. T. L. Linksweiler, Aaron Beck and Joseph Riley returned last Sunday from the mountains, where they have been making shakes.
Robt. Jonas, one of our enterprising young men, is the possessor of a new bicycle. His father, J. A. Jonas, has purchased an incubator and proposes going into the poultry business.
The farmers have been remarkably busy during the past week planting corn and plowing for summer fallow. The indications are favorable for a large crop this year in this section of the country.
Dr. Hildebrand seems to have his hands full on account of the pneumonia which prevails to a great extent, while there are several cases of la grippe in the community. I understand that there are four cases in Mr. Gordon's family, up on Rogue River.
The honorable county court of Jackson County came out the first of last week and looked at the place where we need a bridge across Antelope Creek very badly. They expect to offer proposals for bids for the construction of the bridge next week.
There seemed to be quite a rush from this section of the country for Medford last Saturday. I noticed on the streets, A. J. Daley, T. I. Gibson, John Daley, Robt. Jonas, Mr. and Mrs. Middlebusher and son, besides regulars who go to the metropolis every Saturday.
The showers of rain, snow and hail during the past week have been of great benefit to the farmers and stockmen, as they have brought out the late-sown grain and started the grass anew. While I am writing this beautiful Monday morning, the first day of May, the flakes of snow are falling all around us and the hills are covered with their winter mantle.
Our amateurs met last Saturday night at the hall for the purpose of rehearsal for the public entertainment to be given next Saturday night, and those who had the privilege of hearing them pronounced it a grand success. Admission only 10 cents. All the proceeds to go toward buying a bell for the school house, and it is expected that there will be a large attendance and a good time. Everybody is requested to attend and help the good cause.
Medford Mail, May 5, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.D. Terrill made a business trip to Medford Friday.
Deputy Sheriff Deneff was in town upon business last week.
Mrs. R. McDonald was the guest of Mrs. John Nichols Thursday.
Wm. Ulrich, of Medford, was interviewing our cattle men Friday.
Miss Donna Bell went to South Butte to take charge of her school Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bradshaw, of Woodville, are visiting relatives in this vicinity.
Mrs. J. K. Bell visited her brother, J. D. Culbertson, and family of Lake Creek, a few days ago.
Harry Carlton, of Wellen, has been assisting C. E. Stanley in plowing his new home place during the past week.
Wm. Stanley, accompanied by his son, Fred, have gone to Willow Prairie ranch, which they have charge of for the coming year.
Medford Mail, May 5, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jas. Owens and family and Thos. Cingcade spent last Sunday with N. A. Young.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Howlett, our nephew, Frank Foster, and your correspondent spent last Sunday afternoon very pleasantly with Mr. and Mrs. Walker Lewis.
County School Superintendent G. A. Gregory paid our school a visit last Friday and the children and teacher were favorably impressed with his manner of doing business.
Ira Tungate, of Big Butte, was a pleasant caller on our folks last Sunday and while here was so favorably impressed with the superiority of the Mail that he ordered it sent to his address.
M. S. Mayfield, one of the leading stockmen of the country, was a pleasant caller at your correspondent's house one day last week and while here he substantially remembered the Mail.
I see by the Mail that Wm. J. Compton and T. I. Gibson are spoken of as residents of Brownsboro, and I wish to state that that is a mistake, as they are among our most highly respected citizens of Eagle Point.
Quite a number of the Central Point ball players came out last Saturday to play a game with our boys and to attend the entertainment in the evening. The score stood 20 to 11 in favor of the Eagle Point boys. It was one of the most interesting games of the season.
Frank Foster, of Clackamas, Or., a nephew of Hrs. Howlett, put in his appearance among us last Thursday. On his way out he stopped off at Roseburg and while on his way to his lodging, in company with an acquaintance, the two were held up and relieved of their surplus cash.
The game of base ball that was played between the Central Point and Eagle Point nines at the A.O.U.W. picnic, was won by the Eagle Point team with very little trouble, as one of the Central Point boys had his hand hurt and another one was crippled, so they gave up the game after playing five innings.
The entertainment given here last Saturday night was a grand success. The program consisted of comedies, recitations, dialogues, songs, etc. The school children performed their parts with good credit, and some of the older ones are hard to beat. There was a very large crowd present and it was unanimously decided that we had the best entertainment of the season. The music was furnished by the Casey orchestra. After the exercises were over the floor was cleared and the dancers enjoyed themselves a while in that kind of amusement and the older ones spent a while chatting with one another. The receipts of the evening were $7.85 and the receipts for membership of the literary society is $2.60, making in all $10.45 that has been secured to purchase a bell for the school house. Another entertainment will be given soon for the same purpose.
Medford Mail, May 12, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Nate Eddy, of Eugene, is the guest of R. G. Brown and family.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Frank Foster has accepted a position with George Stevens.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Washburn went to Ashland last week to visit relatives.
Claud White and Mrs. George Little were visiting friends in Eagle Point last Sunday.
There was an unusually large number of our citizens visited Medford last Saturday.
Road Supervisor Owens is doing some substantial work on the sticky lane between here and Medford.
Messrs Root and Roads, of Talent, accompanied by their families, were the guests of J. P. Moomaw one night last week.
On Tuesday of last week your correspondent and wife, accompanied by their nephew, Frank Foster, made a trip to the county seat.
Mr. and Mrs. George Heckathorn and daughter, Mrs. Frank Lewis and Mrs. Ingersoll and family, were the guests of J. J. Fryer and family on Thursday of last week.
The announcement was made that the Stickyites were to come over last Sunday to play a game of ball with the Eagle Point boys, but for some reason they failed to put in their appearance.
Mesdames Sinclair, J. J. Fryer and C. H. Jones made a trip to Forest Creek on Tuesday of last week, to visit Mrs. Fryer's daughter, Mrs. Floyd Pearce. They returned the next day accompanied by Mrs. Pearce and baby, who will visit here for some time.
Last week Mr. Root, of Talent, purchased the old Mitchell place of T. Bailey, consideration $400. The crop is included and possession was given on the 16th. I understand that Mr. Root also gets the contract, with the place, for carrying the mail from here to Climax, service to begin October next.
There has been quite a number of strangers in our town during the past week and among them seemed to be some who are interested in railroad matters, but they are very reticent with regard to their business. However, the opinion is that there is a project on foot to run a railroad through this section of the country, somewhere to the belt of sugar pine timber.
Last Saturday night the Eagle Point literary society met, but as there was a show in town that night the regular exercises were not carried out, and those who went to the show were disappointed. The Weber Company came out in a lumber wagon, tied the mules to a tree, camped out and ate their lunch on the ground and after the performance was over returned to Medford.
Last Sunday there was quite a stir among some of the citizens of our town. There was an unruly bull running on the range that had become quite dangerous, and belonged to Mrs. W. B. Officer. Her brother, Frank Brown, hired Will Winkle to get him up, but when he reached our town he became ungovernable and run into a narrow alley that leads to Mr. Brown's barnyard, where he stood his ground. He was so situated that one could not approach him on horseback and if anyone approached him on foot he made for them. Finally a rope was thrown on his horns and he was secured to a fence post with considerable damage to the fence. He was taken to Medford Monday for Wm. Ulrich.
Medford Mail, May 19, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Root and family moved into their new home on Tuesday of last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Mattie Taylor is the guest of Miss Anna Carney, of Jacksonville.
Mrs. Frank Tungate, of Mt. Pitt, is here visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. Pool.
Mrs. R. G. Brown and family visited friends in Central Point last Sunday.
Henry Gorden was smiling on his friends in Eagle Point on Tuesday of last week.
Your correspondent is putting up a new board and wire fence on the Vermeren place, which he has rented.
Chas. A. Graff, of Grants Pass, and D. R. Morrow, of Tolo, were here last Friday after a load of our Snowy Butte flour.
John Nichols and family and Mrs. T. E. Nichols paid Jacksonville a visit the first of last week to see Mrs. T. E. Nichols' little girls, who are in attendance at the academy.
On Tuesday of last week Mrs. J. P. Moomaw gave a quilting. There were eight or ten quilters present and all report having had a very enjoyable time and a fine dinner.
C. H. Dalrymple and Mrs. F. Birdsey were visiting Brownsboro on Monday of last week. They returned in the afternoon and spent the night with Mrs. B.'s brother, Wm. Compton.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bateman, of Medford, have been visiting Mrs. B.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chambers, of Big Butte. They also made Mrs. E. Sinclair a visit before returning home.
Last Sunday the Medford nine came out and played a game of base ball against the Eagle Point nine, which resulted in a score of 20 to 13 in favor of Eagle Point, with one inning for our boys to play.
Born--In Grass Valley, Calif., May 13, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Officer, a nine-pound daughter. Grandpa and Grandma Brown are so elated over the event of the newcomer that they look ten years younger.
A short time ago Mrs. J. P. Moomaw smelled something burning and on investigation discovered that the ceiling, which is cloth, was on fire, and a hole three feet in diameter had been burned. Fortunately no damage was done.
Our literary society met last Saturday night and as usual had a fine program. The following officers were elected: President, S. B. Holmes; vice president, A. J. Florey; secretary, Mrs. F. J. Brown; treasurer, A. J. Daley; editor, T. I. Gilson.
We had another show in Eagle Point last Friday night, but not many attended. Prof. J. H. White made his advent among us Friday afternoon and scattered his bills for a grand entertainment, admission 10 and 15 cents. About twenty met at the hall but quite a number left in disgust before the exercises were over. He had a graphophone about the size of a man's hat and everything else in proportion. Some were calling for rotten eggs, but we like to be bilked.
In looking over your correspondents last week, I see that your Jacksonville correspondent speaks of your 2000 readers. Bah! Is he an old bachelor? No wife and no children? Why, in my little family there are five , and we can safely count on five readers of the Mail for every subscriber, besides the borrowing class that always borrow the Mail every week. We can safely count on five times 2000 or 10,000 readers, and almost every one of these advertise the Mail by speaking of its virtues. Now, Mr. Editor, don't let your extreme modesty cause you to use the shears on this part of my manuscript.
Last Friday afternoon I took time to visit our school. There were quite a number absent on account of the prevalence of mumps, but the exercises were fine. Prof. Haselton is one of our up-to-date teachers and is always thinking of something new to introduce that will awaken interest in our school. Almost every day he gives the children an historical, geographical, or scientific thought and has them take a note of it. Last Friday he had them choose sides and anyone, in proper order, could propound a question, and the side that could answer the most questions won. By that means each child will have a fund of useful subjects from which to draw in after life. While it is all right for boys and young men to have their sport playing ball, etc., how would it do to have some of our schools visit each other and have a contest of a literary character, would it not be a useful and profitable exercise? I will take the liberty to challenge any other country school in this section of the country to meet our school in mass and have a friendly contest of this character. We will extend to them a cordial welcome.
Medford Mail, May 26, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.J. Compton is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Fannie Birdsey, of Gold Hill.
J. D. Culbertson, of Lake Creek, spent Tuesday night with relatives here.
A. Shulz and A. Learned, of Jacksonville, were in town upon business Tuesday.
J. A. Miller and Road Supervisor Meyer are building a bridge across Yankee Creek, near Wellen.
Sim Farlow, who has spent the winter in Linn and Marion counties, returned to Lake Creek the past week.
Alex. McDonald, of this vicinity, is spending the summer with Gus Nichols and attending school at Lake Creek.
J. K. Bell and O. V. Osborne made a tour of the valley Saturday, going as far as Gold Hill. Mr. Osborne went on to Grants Pass, where he visited old friends.
Among the visitors at our last Sunday school were Misses Nora and Edna Charley, Donna Bell and Messrs. John Tyrrell, Jr., and Fred Thumburg, of Lake Creek, and John Walsh, of Wellen.
Medford Mail, May 26, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. and Mrs. M. Hanley, of the north fork of Little Butte Creek, passed through our town last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
The rain we have had the past week is making the hearts of the farmers and cattlemen rejoice, for it ensures us good crops and plenty of grass.
There seems to be considerable stir among the cattlemen around here. At this writing there is a California man here trying to make purchases.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Haymond, of Woodville, came up the first of last week upon a visit to Mrs. Haymond's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Heckathorn. They returned home Sunday.
The rock is all on the ground for the foundation of our new school house. Mr. Daley is delivering the lumber as fast as possible, and we hope that we will have it completed to hold our school in this fall.
Messrs. Hunt and Barneburg passed through our town last Friday with a band of cattle which they had purchased from our local stockmen, on their way to their stock ranch in the Dead Indian country.
The Eagle Point literary society met at Pool's hall last Saturday night and had a very pleasant time. They expect to give an entertainment in the near future to raise more funds to purchase a bell for our new school house.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Daley, from the Daley saw mill on Round Top, came out last Sunday to say good bye to Mrs. D.'s mother, Mrs. Simon, and sister, Mrs. Porter Robinett, who expect to start for Eastern Oregon in a few days.
Last Thursday Mrs. A. M. Thomas, of Bly, Klamath County, came in, accompanied by her son, Charles. She expects to remain here, on account of her poor health in Klamath County, but her son will probably return in a few days.
The many friends of Jerry Heckathorn, one of the soldier boys at Manila, will be pleased to learn he is improving in health, he having been confined in the hospital for several months with rheumatism. He writes that he has the best of care and everything he wants to make him comfortable.
On Wednesday of last week some of the ladies of this community met at the residence of Mrs. Esther Sinclair and had a sewing bee. They made up a lot of clothing for Uncle Johnny Lewis and wife, two very old people, aged 85 and 84 years respectively, who, by the way, have been afflicted with the la grippe the past winter.
Last Tuesday the force of men employed by Holmes Bros., of the Snowy Butte mills, finished digging the holes for their new telephone line and are having the poles placed as fast as possible, and it will not be long before we will have communication with the outside world without having to depend on the stage.
Last week I had occasion to visit Prof. A. L. Haselton's garden and orchard, and it is surprising to see the amount of "truck" that he can raise on a small tract of land. He has about two acres in onions and not a weed to be found among them, besides parsnips, carrots, beans, peas, and in fact most anything that is good to eat; and then his berries of nearly all kinds and fruit in abundance. The same day I called to see Frank Lewis' garden, and while it does not show the care and systematic work expended on Mr. Haselton's garden, still it shows what our soil will do with water and fertilizer. There I saw the finest lot of gooseberries it has ever been my privilege to behold.
Medford Mail, June 2, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.S. B. Holmes is having a cellar excavated under his dwelling house.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Thos. N. Coy has purchased the Clayton property, consideration $600.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Schermerhorn were visiting friends here last Sunday.
John Thomas and son, Charles, started Sunday morning for Klamath County.
Thos. Baldwin, of Upper Little Butte, was doing business in our town last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Nye, of Flounce Rock, were visiting their son-in-law, A. J. Florey, and family last week.
Quite a number from a distance came out Sunday to attend the basket meeting held by Elder Skeel last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cline visited at the county seat last Wednesday, returning by the way of Medford to do some trading.
Some of our citizens went to Central Point Decoration Day to hear the address of Prof. Gregory and to witness the G.A.R. ceremonies.
Elder Skeel, who has been holding services here for the past week, closed Sunday. Last Wednesday he baptized two ladies in Butte Creek.
Decoration day was appropriately observed in this community. A few of our citizens went to the cemetery and decorated the graves of loved ones who have departed this life.
Thos. Carney, accompanied by his sister, Anna, and Miss Mattie Taylor, of this place, who is visiting them, came over from Jacksonville last Tuesday, returning on Wednesday.
Two families, Messrs. Friend and Quiers, from Mendocino County, Calif., are camped on our beautiful Little Butte Creek. They are looking for a location and will look over Douglas County before purchasing.
Our literary society has decided to give another entertainment on June 17th for the purpose of raising funds for the purpose of raising funds for a school bell. If it is as good as the last one they gave, it will pay to attend. Come one and all.
Floyd Pearce and brother, of Forest Creek, came over last week and remained several days visiting friends and relatives. He was accompanied home by Mrs. Pearce, who has been visiting her parents here.
Rev. J. W. Craig, who is traveling in the interest of the Pacific Advocate, Methodist, preached here on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings of this week. He is quite popular in these parts, having preached here in years gone by.
Last Friday the Eagle Point nine played a game of base ball against the Applegate nine on the latter's grounds. They report one of the mostly hotly contested games of the season, there being five innings on each side without a tally. The game stood 11 to 10, in favor of the Eagle Point team. Our boys were royally entertained and report an excellent time. They invited the Applegate boys to cross bats with them on the 17th.
Our base ball nine and the Gold Hill team played a game of ball Decoration Day, which resulted in a victory for Eagle Point, the score being 48 to 5. When the Gold Hill boys came into town their yell was
We're rough!When they returned they changed their yell somewhat and left town yelling
We're from Gold Hill--
We were rough!In the evening a dance was given in honor of the occasion and the boys all enjoyed themselves very much. All expenses of the Gold Hill team were paid by the home team. The supper for the dance was given by Mrs. S. B. Holmes.
We were tough!
Been to Eagle Point--
Medford Mail, June 9, 1899, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Mrs. S. Wilson has been quite ill for several days with la grippe.
Wm. Davis, of Prineville, is visiting relatives on Trail Creek this week.
Mrs. J. G. Briscoe, of upper Trail Creek, visited friends at Trail Saturday and Sunday.
J. L. Ragsdale, of upper Trail Creek, visited his mother, Mrs. S. J. Ragsdale, of Beagle, last week.
Harry Inlow was absent from school several days last week on account of the la grippe. He is much improved at this time.
Miss Mary Dawson, our efficient teacher, visited her grandmother, Mrs. Cornish, at Central Point last week.
We are now having cool, sunshiny weather, which is good for the grass but not so good for vegetables and corn.
Mrs. Arthur Morrison is very much improved at this time. Dr. Stanley, of Gold Hill, was the attending physician.
Misses Pearl and Docia Martin, Miss Mary Dawson, Jesse Richardson and Fred Inlow visited the J. C. Hannahs last Sunday. They also attended the meeting held at the Dry Creek school house.
Medford Mail, June 9, 1899, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Prof. Shepherd, the organ man, was in town last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
D. B. Reame, the sewing machine repairer, was here last week.
C. P. Casey and family have moved into part of the M. Foreman house.
Miss Alice Klippel, of Medford, was visiting friends in Eagle Point last week.
Carpenters are at work on the Ulrich & Slinger barn, on the old Simon place.
Mrs. J. Compton came out from Medford last week to visit her son, W. J. Compton.
Mrs. J. J. Fryer and her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Jones, made Medford a visit last Thursday.
Mrs. Libbie Eickmeyer, of Spokane, Wash., came down last week to visit her mother, Mrs. Susan Perry, and family.
Mr. Mackey, one of Medford's photographers, came out last week with his tent and fixtures, to remain with us a few days.
Nathan Smith, formerly of this neighborhood, but now of Humboldt County, California, came up recently to visit his brothers and to seek employment.
Miss Etta Wilson, of Jacksonville, has just closed a successful term of school in district No. 37. She is very highly spoken of by the patrons of the school.
Misses Anna and Ollie Nichols, who have been attending St. Mary's academy, in Jacksonville, returned home last Saturday. Miss Hattie Howlett visited with them Sunday.
John Watkins went to Medford last Friday to move his son-in-law, Mr. Guches, and family out to take charge of the Rogue River ferry, while he is out looking after the U.S. government's interest in the timber in this county.
There are some changes being made in real estate in this section. Emanuel Pool has purchased the property known as the Wm. Miller place; consideration $150. I understand that the Emery place has also changed hands.
The committee has decided to change the date of the entertainment and give it on Friday evening instead of Saturday, as the Medford ball players will be here then to play a game of ball with the Eagle Point nine.
On Wednesday of last week the neighbors of Mrs. A. M. Thomas gave her a surprise party, bringing well-filled baskets with them. There were twenty-three of the neighbors present and all had a good time, everything passing off very pleasantly.
The Eagle Point ball team, accompanied by a large number of our citizens, went to Jacksonville last Sunday to play against a team of picked players from all over the county. The game was won by the Eagle Point boys, the score standing 11 to 8.
We are having our full quota of preaching here now. Elder Skeel closed his meetings on Sunday, June 4th; Elder Craig closed on the 6th, and last Thursday the Holiness Band pitched their tent and announced that they would hold services every night this week.
Messrs. Cureton and Friend, of Fresno County, California, who are camped on Little Butte Creek, recently took a trip to Douglas County to look for a location, but returned last week fully satisfied with the Rogue River Valley. They are now looking for a location in the valley.
Your correspondent accompanied Rev. J. W. Craig to the Dewey school house on Wednesday of last week, at which place that gentleman preached in the afternoon and also assisted in the organization of a Sunday school. T. B. Ellison was chosen superintendent, Mrs. W. H. Bush, assistant, and W. H. Bush, secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Daley, Jr., are rejoicing over the arrival at their home of a baby boy, who made his appearance on the 5th inst. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds also have another addition to their family--a ten-pound boy, born on the 8th inst. Mrs. Daley and Mrs. Reynolds are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. McNeil, of this place.
Hon. Henry Conn and family, of Douglas County, dropped in on Mrs. Conn's mother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, last Thursday. They were on their way home from Klamath County, where they had been upon a visit to relatives and to look after Mr. Conn's interests in that section. He brought in a number of horses to take to his home in Douglas County. They left for their home Friday afternoon.
Last Friday Prof. A. L. Haselton closed his school at this place. The closing exercises were quite interesting and showed that Prof. Haselton had taken great care to instruct his pupils. During the afternoon recess Mr. Mackey brought his camera to the school house and took a picture of the school and visitors. Monday morning he went to the Betz school house and took a picture of that school.
Medford Mail, June 16, 1899, page 5
Trail Creek Items.The Upper Trail Creek school is being successfully taught by Miss Anna Clements, of Central Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Willie attended services held at Trail school house, conducted by Rev. Huff.
Fred Inlow, Jesse Richardson and Jasper Hannah attended services held on Upper Trail last Sunday.
George Irwin, of Preston Peak, Siskiyou County, Calif., is visiting his brother, Daniel Irwin, of Elk Creek.
Mrs. Harvey Richardson and daughter, Etta, visited friends at Central Point and Medford last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Briscoe stayed over Sunday with friends at Trail, on their return from visiting their daughter, Mrs. John Rodgers, of Beagle.
The people of Trail feel buoyant over the prospect of having the High Line Ditch put through, as it is to cross Trail Creek through the old Dawson field, one mile above Trail.
There will be a picnic and Fourth of July celebration held on the banks of Rogue River, at the mouth of Long Branch, five miles below Trail. There will be boat racing, foot racing, horse racing and dancing. Basket dinner free to all. Also a good program in the forenoon conducted by the pupils of the Sunday school. Everybody is figuring on having a pleasant time, as the grove and river banks are lovely.
Medford Mail, June 16, 1899, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Grace Cureton was the guest of Tavia Howlett last Monday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Fred Mitchell, of The Meadows, came out last week on business.
T. L. Linksweiler has been removing his old barn and placing it near the road.
Lee Black was smiling on his friends in Eagle Point the first of last week.
Mrs. James Baker, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last week to visit his sister, Mrs. E. Pool.
Miss Ethel Compton was visiting the families of J. K. Bell and L. Charley, of Brownsboro, last week.
Misses Bessie Brown and Lottie Taylor and Messrs. T. I. Gibson and Harry Carlton were pleasant callers at our residence Sunday evening.
Mrs. Howlett and daughter, Mrs. J. M. Lewis, went to the vicinity of Derby last Sunday to visit Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wilkinson and Mrs. R. Allen and son.
B. S. Grigsby and children, of Klamath County, paid his mother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, a visit last week. Mrs. Grigsby stopped on the way from Medford to visit her sister, Mrs. Pool, who is quite ill.
While cutting some willows last week Frank Nichols cut his foot so badly that he was not able to take his place in the farce, "Look in the Book." Ike Smith was substituted and he performed his part well.
Mrs. A. M. Thomas went to Forest Creek last week to attend the funeral of her niece, Mrs. Lon. Martin. She was accompanied home by her brother, D. J. S. Pearce, on the following Tuesday.
Mrs. C. H. Jones and her father, J. J. Fryer, accompanied by Mr. Fryer's grandson, Austin Green, went to Medford last Saturday, where Mrs. Jones took the train for Ashland to meet her husband. They returned home Saturday night.
Mrs. J. P. Moomaw gave another quilting on Tuesday of last week and invited her friends who were not invited to the quilling mentioned in a recent article. There were twenty-six persons present and as usual they report having had a rousting good time and an excellent dinner.
Last week I had occasion to call attention to one of my items in the Mail while in conversation with one of your business men who was out here on business. He asked where he would likely find a copy of the paper, and on being informed that every family in town, except two, took it, and that they always borrowed it to read, also that there were over 2000 regular subscribers, he manifested considerable surprise at the extensive circulation of the paper.
Geo. Mackey, a Medford photographer, who has been camping here for the past week, left last Sunday. He expresses himself as much pleased with the Butte Creek country and thinks the people here the most sociable of any he has met in the county. Just before leaving he took a picture of the Brown family in a group. There were twenty-one members, ten of which were absent, and which included the grandchildren and stepchildren. [The number is corrected below.]
Last Friday evening as Thomas McAndrews, Jr., was driving a cow below our town, she jumped over a fence with wire on it, and the horse attempting to follow got caught. While Mr. McAndrews was trying to extricate him from the wire he became entangled in it and the horse kicked him on the back of the head. He was found by some men, who were passing with a wagon, in an unconscious state, but he was restored to consciousness and taken to his father's, near Medford.
There was a business meeting of the literary society on Saturday night and the treasurer reported having $25 in the treasury. The society then voted to appropriate $5 toward defraying the expense of the entertainment, etc., leaving $20 to go toward buying a bell for our new school house that we are going to build. T. I. Gibson and A.J. Florey were appointed an a committee to purchase the bell. A vote of thanks was tendered to T. I. Gibson for his assistance in the literary society and entertainment.
Last Saturday, as Ralph Friend was coming from the Richards saw mill with a load of lumber, his wagon ran into a bank, and while trying to get it out the horses started and the front wheel of the wagon run over his leg, between the knee and ankle. He succeeded in stopping the team just the hind heel struck his body; the wagon was heavily loaded and had the wheel passed over him, he would undoubtedly have been killed. He lay there for about three hours hoping that someone would come along and render him assistance, but as no one came he finally crawled around, unhitched his team and got on one of his horses and rode to where he could get water, then came back to his wagon and stayed all night, being unable to walk a step. He arrived at the camp, on Little Butte, Sunday evening, and on Monday morning was still unable to walk.
Last Friday quite a number of the citizens of Medford, both young and old, came out to witness the match ball game between the Medford team and our invincibles. When they first arrived they undertook to make a favorable impression by offering to back their judgment with their money, but they soon found that the Eagle Point boys had nerve as well as muscle, and so cooled down after about twenty dollars were put up. Porter Robinett was selected by the Eagle Point nine as umpire and M. E. Wood of Medford was chosen by the Medford boys. About two o'clock the contest began for the championship of the county and to decide which team should play against the picked team of the county on the 4th of July at Jacksonville. At first the Eagle Point boys played rather carelessly to draw the Medford boys out, but at the third inning the Eagle Pointers began to get in their work, and by the time the Medford team had played their nine innings and the Eagle Point boys eight, the score stood Eagle Point 21, Medford 10, so the Eagle Point boys decided not to play the other inning. The same team will play at Medford next Sunday. There was about $20 exchanged hands over the result of the game. At the termination of the game the Medford folks returned to their home, not taking advantage of the liberal offer of our citizens to have a free ticket to the entertainment and ball. The entertainment was a crowning success, there being a very good audience and good behavior. The receipts from the same were $16.15. The ball was well attended and the supper prepared by Mrs. A. Pool was fine.
Medford Mail, June 23, 1899, page 5
Trail Creek Trailings.J. G. Briscoe and family visited the valley last week.
Pearl Martin spent last week at Eagle Point with her sister.
R. Johnson was in this part of the country hunting cattle this week.
A nice crowd assembled at the Upper Trail school house Sunday, where Rev. Huff held services.
There is to be a basket picnic and services on Canyon Creek July 7th. All are cordially invited to attend.
Misses Julia Martin and Anna Clements visited friends in Douglas County last Saturday and Sunday.
The smiling faces of Jesse Richardson, Jasper Hannah and Fred Inlow were seen in our midst last Sunday.
Miss Julia Martin, who returned recently from California, is spending the summer with Mrs. C. T. Sherman.
Medford Mail, June 23, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Harry Carlton is erecting a new barn on his place, formerly owned by G. W. Apger.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Wm. Holmes was out from Central Point last week visiting her parents and other relatives.
Geo. Brown and son are delivering a carload of shakes at Central Point to be shipped to Yreka, Calif.
There is a force of men at work on the road between here and Derby, preparing it for the Proudfoot train. Saturday night they reported three miles completed.
The runaway on Mr. Newman's team mentioned in last week's Mail was not as serious as first thought, although the little girl was pretty badly bruised up.
The contractors who are to erect the new bridge across Antelope Creek on the Eagle Point and Medford road are getting the long timbers on the grounds.
Rev. and Mrs. D. Brower, of Talent, are visiting Rev. Moomaw and family and Ezra Root. The reverend gentleman preached for us on Wednesday night of last week.
Oscar Simpkins and family came up from Woodville the first of last week to visit Mrs. S.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Heckathorn, and other relatives in this community.
Contractor A. J. Daley reports about all the timber on the ground for the new school house and says the bids will be opened the first of the month for the erection of the same.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Pool have been visiting Mrs. P.'s mother, Mrs. Evans, of Big Sticky. Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Pool's daughter, came home with them to remain a few weeks.
Married--At the residence of the officiating minister, J. P. Moomaw, June 21, 1899, Mr. Wm. Betz and Miss Lizzie Ayres. The happy couple will leave soon for Washington and their many friends here wish them a long and prosperous journey through life.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Washburn have gone to the vicinity of Leeds, where Mr. Washburn has a contract to deliver the timbers for the new bridge across Rogue River on the contemplated route for Mr. Proudfoot's traction engine and train that he is preparing to haul lumber to the railroad on.
Last week in speaking of the group of the Brown family taken by Mr. Mackey, the printer caused me to say that there were twenty-one members of the family, ten of which were absent. I should have said that there were twenty-one in the group and that the entire family consisted of thirty-one members, of which ten were absent.
Mr. Jeffers, of Central Point, who has been out at the mouth of Big Butte with his brother on a fishing excursion, had the misfortune to have his jaw become unmanageable so that he could not talk nor eat. He walked down as far as our town Sunday, expecting to receive medical aid, but as our only physician had gone to Medford to the ball game, he was compelled to get a rig and go on home.
Last Sunday our ball players went over to Medford, as previously announced, and played against the Medford team on the latter's ground, which resulted in a score of eight to six, in favor of the Eagle Point team. Quite a number of our citizens went over to witness the game. The "Invincibles" were short four of their best players--Wm. and Frank Brown, Harry Carlton, the captain, and Frank Nichols, so of course others had to be substituted. Some of the players complain that the Medford boys interfered with the catcher and when asked politely to stand back and give him room, they tried to run a bluff and suggested to the catcher to put them out by force. If the Medford people expect to have the neighboring teams come to their city on such occasions they must teach their young men to always act the gentlemen.
(Now, see here, Uncle Dick, don't you get too "sassy" about this play ball business. If our boys should go over to your place and misbehave themselves we want you older boys to get in and give them a good thrashing--and if your boys should mistreat our boys the Eagle Point lads would probably get spanked to sleep. If, as you say, your boys were not treated squarely here last Sunday, the only regret the Mail has to put up is that the visitors didn't take a ball bat and make all the room necessary for half a dozen catchers. Then, again, Uncle Dick, old stiffs like you and I can't play ball, nohow, and the only use we can be in the premises is to endeavor to keep the boys and our towns from fostering hard feelings--let us do it. Medford people as a whole do not take to heart the defeats our boys have met at the hands of your boys, and should our lads get "licked" an hundred times it would not part one link of the chain which holds the two towns together in a social and business way.--ED. MAIL.)
Medford Mail, June 30, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.The Misses Phipps were out last Sunday visiting Miss Bessie Brown.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Sinclair is remodeling her residence and painting the interior of same.
Benj. Fredenburg came out with a load of shakes for Mrs. Sinclair last week.
James Kent, of Dry Creek, was smiling on his friends in Eagle Point last week.
Born--In Eagle Point, June 27, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pool, a ten-pound daughter.
Haying is about over in this section of the country, and harvesting will soon commence.
There is quite a lot of lumber being hauled through here from the Olson mill to Medford.
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Pool went up to visit Mrs. Pool's father last Friday. Mr. P. returned home Sunday.
C. Tungate came out from his home in Mt. Pitt precinct last Sunday, to take in the Fourth at Jacksonville.
The large barn which is being erected on the old Simon place is looming up. The workmen seem to be getting along finely.
Nearly everyone in Eagle Point went to Jacksonville Tuesday, our postmaster, A. J. Florey, remaining at home to take care of the town.
I omitted to state last week that Porter Robinett and family, accompanied by Mrs. Robinett's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, started for Crescent City on the 20th of last month.
W. J. Compton had quite a number of visitors from Brownsboro, Medford and other places, last week, among whom was his father, who, I am glad to say, is able to be around again.
G. H. Willoughby was interviewing our school board last Saturday on the subject of maps, charts, etc. They purchased two maps, one of Oregon and the other with a map of the United States on one side and of the world on the other.
Our school board met last Saturday and opened the bids for the erection of the school house. The lowest bid was $215, put in by Van Vleet & Carson, of Central Point, to whom the contract was awarded. They sublet the contract to lay the foundation to W. R. Potter, for $80, work to commence at once.
Medford Mail, July 7, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Cureton, who recently came from Fresno, Calif., returned to San Jose, Calif., last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
The teamsters report that the Proudfoot road is progressing nicely, and making some important improvements on the old road.
John Moomaw, who is working on A. J. Daley's Elk Creek ranch, came out the first of last week to see the folks and attend the celebration in Jacksonville.
There was quite a large crowd of people from Medford and Central Point came out on the Fourth to enjoy a picnic on the banks of Little Butte Creek and Rogue River.
George Hoyt, of Klamath County, came in last Friday and went to Medford on Saturday to order the fixtures for putting away the hay of Hoyt & Sons', near Ft. Klamath.
Last Sunday evening we had the pleasure of the company of Mr. and Mrs. Friend, recently of Fresno, Calif., Harry Carlton, Miss Bessie Brown, T. I. Gibson and George Hoyt, of Klamath County.
Our harvest is here again and soon the sound of the harvesters and the threshers will be heard among us. W. J. Compton and T. I. Gibson are at work on the former's thresher, getting it ready for business.
Quite a number of our citizens took a trip to Daley's mill and had a picnic on the Fourth. Some went on the 3rd and camped in the bracing atmosphere of the Round Top country, and report having had a most enjoyable time.
There is a vast amount of travel through our town and by the time the Proudfoot road is finished and the bridge across Rogue River, near Flounce Rock, is completed, about all of the upper Rogue River and Klamath counties will pass through this place.
Senator Cameron, of Jacksonville, was the guest of J. J. Fryer one night last week. While here he made arrangements with L. C. Washburn to vacate the old Fryer place, on which he has been living for the past two seasons, and installed Jay Grover instead, who moved onto the place the first of the week.
Mrs. Howlett reports that there came near being a serious fire on the Faucett place, about five miles northeast of Medford, last Saturday. The man who has the place rented set fire to some grass and it became unmanageable, so Mrs. H. tied her team and accompanied by Mrs. C. Pruitt, started for the fire. It had almost reached the barn but by persistent working they, with the assistance of some neighbors, finally extinguished the fire.
We all, that is about 400 of the readers of the Mail, strained our eyes trying to find what the Mail had to say about the game of base ball played in Jacksonville on the Fourth, and finally found it where your Jacksonville correspondent gave it a five-line notice in which he or she, I think it must be the latter, or some "old stiff" like the editor of the Mail or your Eagle Point correspondent that don't know how to play ball, says that the game was won by the Jacksonville team and now "the home team is the champion team of the county." Bah! Don't everyone at all posted know that it was not the Jacksonville team, but a picked team from all over the county. Do the two Weeks brothers, of Phoenix, and Mr. McKinsey, of Applegate, belong to the Jacksonville team? Yes, the picked team won the game and our boys take their defeat like men and no complaint, but still hold the championship of the county. They have played seven games with different teams in the county on their different grounds and came off with flying colors every time except the last, and having their pitcher disabled at the first of the play perhaps had something to do with their defeat this time, although not one of the Eagle Point team censures the pitcher of Jacksonville. I am authorized to say that the Eagle Point team are anxious to meet the Jacksonville team on neutral grounds and play a game for the championship of the county.
Medford Mail, July 14, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Robt. Potter has commenced the foundation for our new school building.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
The Proudfoot men working on the road had a picnic dinner on Big Butte, near the mouth of McNeil Creek, last Sunday.
Last Sunday quite a number of people from Medford and surrounding country had a picnic in a grove above here on the creek.
Mr. Friend, recently from Fresno, Calif., who has been camped on Little Butte, has moved into the house formerly occupied by Jay Grover.
Last Monday a party of six or eight men from Jacksonville passed through town armed with fishing tackle on their way to the mountains of Big Butte. They seemed prepared for a jolly good time.
Last Sunday we had the pleasure of the company of Mrs. Charles Carney and little daughter, Pansy, of Jacksonville. They were accompanied by Mrs. A. C. Swazy, recently from Sacramento, Calif.
Holmes Bros. have completed the erection of the poles for their telephone and have the wire up within about two miles and a half of our town. They expect to have the telephone in working order in a few days.
The many friends of the late Robert Brown, formerly merchant of this place, but [in] later years of British Columbia, will be pained to learn that a telegram was received last Saturday by his brother, George, announcing his death.
Last Thursday Mrs. L. Eickmeyer, recently from Washington, and her sister, Miss Della Perry, went to Medford and while there had the misfortune to lose a satchel from their buggy, containing a black silk waist, gold bracelet and other articles of value. If the finder will please leave it at the Mail office he will confer a favor on the above-named parties.
Last Thursday some members of the Medford base ball club came out after some of our ball players to go with them to Grants Pass to play with that team on Friday. T. I. Gibson, Merritt Brown and Walter Robinett went, but Mr. Gibson in making his report to us remarked that the most of the players from Medford were "kids," while the Grants Pass team were full-grown men, in fact one of the best teams he had seen in the state. The result was 3 to 14 in favor of the Grants Pass team, but they had a splendid time and were royally entertained by the Grants Pass club.
On Saturday night of last week at about 8:30 o'clock, a company of young folks put in their appearance at our residence. They were T. I. Gibson, Will and Merritt Brown, Misses Bessie Brown, Julia, Dosia and Pearl Martin. Misses Julia and Pearl Martin came from Trail to Eagle Point to visit Mrs. John Young, but on their arrival the subject of the straw trail came up and one of them remarked that she had read so much about the straw trail in the Mail that she wanted to see it. So securing the services of Merritt Brown as guide and Mr. Gibson as engineer and Will and Bessie Brown as guards, they started and reached our home at the above stated time. The young ladies pronounced the straw trail immense and all enjoyed themselves very much.
Medford Mail, July 21, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.A. Pool is making quite a lot of new fence.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
T. I. Gibson's father arrived here last Friday. Hs is visiting a W/ J. Compton's.
Miss Bessie Bell, of Brownsboro, was the guest of Miss Ethel Compton last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Pool visited Mrs. Pool's mother, Mrs. Evans, on Big Sticky, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry. of Big Butte, attended the Nichols Perry wedding last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehart, of Medford, were out viewing our section of the country last week.
The carpenters are at work on the new school house. Mr. Potter has the foundation about completed.
Born--In Eagle Point, July 18, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hartman, an eight and a half pound girl.
Mrs. Sinclair and Mrs. A. M. Thomas were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Clemens, on the old Dodge place, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer and grandson, Austin Green, and Mar. Amanda Griffith were visiting Mrs. M. S. Wood last week.
Walker Lewis has gone to the Proudfoot-Gray sawmill to run the engine which is used to draw and load the logs for the mill.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stevens went up on the south fork of Little Butte last week to spend a few days with Mrs. Stevens' father, W. H. Bradshaw.
Last Sunday James Lewis and family, Boyd Tucker, J. J. Fryer, Frank Foster and T. I. Gibson made our home pleasant with their company.
Jas. Ringer, of Hancock County, Ohio, is here visiting his old-time friend, Emanuel Pool, and family. He is looking over our country with a view to locating.
Miss Maggie Krause, of Jacksonville, was the guest of Miss Bessie Brown a few days last week. The two young ladies were pleasant callers at our house.
The bridge across Antelope Creek, on the Eagle Point and Medford road, will be completed this week, so far as contractors are concerned. They commenced putting up the siding and roof last Saturday.
S. F. Robinett and family, Mrs. Thomas Coy and children, Boyd Potter and Mrs. Coy's brother, Walter, went to Rogue River last Saturday night for a little recreation and to catch some of the fine fish that inhabit our streams.
Married--On Sunday, July 23, 1899, by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, Mr. Frank Nichols and Miss Della Perry. There was quite a number of the bride's relatives at the wedding. The many friends of the couple wish them a long life of unalloyed happiness.
On Thursday of last week there were four young men here working in the interest of the U.S. Fish Commission. They were drawing their nets to catch different sizes of fish, some of which they photographed, while others were put in a tank of water for preservation and removal to some other stream. The propose to examine Rogue River and its tributaries to its mouth.
Last Sunday was an unlucky day in some respects. While Eddie, the youngest son of Davie Cingcade, was crossing the creek on horseback, his horse fell on him, bruising his knee so that he is unable to put his foot on the ground. The same day George Givan had a horse to fall on his foot, while his heel was resting on the ground with the toes extending upward. He was so badly injured that he is at present unable to walk.
The post and shake industry in our town in assuming vast proportions. They are arriving in considerable quantities and being disposed of almost as fast. Recently Geo. Brown and son shipped seventy thousand shakes, and Jas. Helms, of Talent, has purchased eleven hundred posts to use in fencing a tract of land on Dry Creek. Mr. Helms has also placed an order with Mr. Charley for 19,000 feet of fencing lumber, and Slinger & Ulrich have engaged 800 posts to use on the old Simon place. Eagle Point is coming to the front in a business point of view.
Medford Mail, July 28, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.W. J. Compton started up his thresher last Monday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer visited Mrs. John Young Sunday.
Mr. Saltmarsh, of Sterling, visited at Wert Pool's last week.
R. L. Friend took a load of Snowy Butte flour to Ashland last Saturday.
Our old school house will be sold to the highest bidder one week from next Saturday.
Mrs. John Compton is visiting in Gold Hill, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Birdsey.
Misses Bessie Brown and Lottie Taylor were pleasant callers at our house last Sunday.
J. Hartman, who has been working on Applegate for some time, came over last week to see his wife and new baby.
Quite a number of picnickers from Medford and other valley towns were out on the banks of Little Butte Sunday.
Harold Guerin, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, of this place, arrived from Portland the latter part of last week.
The carpenters who are erecting the new school house are rushing the work right along. The frame was raised Tuesday.
Neil Walsh, who has been over at Sisson for some time, returned home last week to manipulate one of the forks for Compton's thresher.
There is a move on foot to have a festival for the purpose of raising funds to make some needed additions to the new school house.
H. V. B. Gibson, recently from Randsburg, Calif., is preparing to prospect our mountains for quartz and placer mines. He is also here for his health.
During the past week there has been quite a number of families on the road going to the soda springs on the North and South forks of Little Butte Creek.
The bridge across Antelope Creek on the Medford-Eagle Point road was completed last week and Hon. Judge Crowell came out Saturday to inspect the same.
A report was circulated that the Phoenix ball team would be up here and play against our nine Sunday, but for some reason they failed to arrive. Probably they are working at something else for bread and butter just now. Most of our nine are at present "playing ball" in the harvest fields.
Last Saturday the New York Comedy Company posted their bills here for an entertainment. During the afternoon an attachment was placed on the team for a pasturage bill and at present writing the team in is the hands of Deputy Constable Pool. The entertainment was attended by about fifteen of our citizens, and now they will all wish they had their money back. How long will it be before the people will learn not to patronize the traveling bilks that are fleecing the people out of their money?
A company of three men, somewhat under the influence of whiskey, passed along the road near Brownsboro one day last week, and finding three little children playing beside the road, caught them and removed all of their clothing and then carried them quite a distance along the road. Dee Bradshaw happened by a short time after and found two of the men lying on the bank of the creek, while the third one was carrying water and pouring on the other two. If the strong arm of the law was brought to bear on such characters it might prove a benefit to them.
Medford Mail, August 4, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. James Miller, of Brownsboro, is quite ill.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Wm. Betz is quite ill, and there are little hopes of his recovery.
Mrs. Aaron Beck is quite ill with inflammation of the stomach and bowels.
Mr. Friend started last week for Waldo with 5000 pounds of Snowy Butte flour.
Died--Aug. 4, 1899, on Clark's Creek, north of Big Butte, Mrs. Wm. McKee, aged about 60 years.
There is considerable sickness in our surrounding country, and some of the cases are considered rather critical.
The teams are constantly passing through our town loaded with lumber from our mountain saw mills, for the Hub.
The farmers have been so busy for the past two weeks and have stayed at home so close that it is hard to gather any Eaglets this week.
The enterprising citizens living on Big Butte and upper Rogue River are improving their time getting out shakes and posts for the valley market.
Holmes Bros. shut their mill down for a few days last week to clean up and get things in readiness for the new crop of wheat, which is already beginning to arrive.
Oliver McGee and family and Robert Coker and family were the guests of your correspondent and family last Sunday. As the McGee family are quite musical, we had some fine vocal and instrumental music.
The Rader brothers are preparing to erect another barn as as to better protect their stock. J. Hartman is to be the head mechanic. Joseph Rader went to the Edmondson place one day last week to secure shakes to cover it with.
Harvesting is about over in this section of the country, and the farmers are looking around for threshers to put on the finishing touch. The wheat crop in this section is not as good as it was last year, although I have not heard of any complaints of rust on the grain.
Robert Coker and family, of Sacramento, Calif., came up last week to visit his father and sisters. They are now stopping with O. McGee and family, of Eagle Point. Mr. Coker is now in the employ of the S.P.R.R. Co. He was formerly a Medford boy, being a printer on the Monitor office, the first paper published in Medford.
A visit to Prof. A. L. Haselton's garden and orchard last week convinced me more than ever of the possibilities of our Butte Creek soil. Where a few years ago stood a chaparral patch that was not considered worth fencing by the original owners, the McDaniel brothers, now stands one of the finest-looking orchards and gardens in the valley. Prof. H. has all kinds of vegetables but seems to make a specialty of onions, as he has over two acres in, and judging from their present appearance they will average considerable over a pound apiece. There are berries of almost every variety and in fact almost everything that could tempt the appetite, and all can be attributed to Prof. H.'s scientific manner of conducting his work and use of fertilizers and water. I predict that in the near future the Butte Creek Valley will be the Eden of Jackson County where the water of Butte Creek can be utilized.
Medford Mail, August 11, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. L. Eickmeyer spent last week visiting friends in Medford.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
S. A. Carlton and family started for the soda springs last Saturday.
Our old school house was sold last Saturday to J. J. Fryer, for twenty dollars.
Thos. Coy moved his family last week onto the farm which he recently purchased.
John Rader and family, accompanied by his mother and sister, Clara, were visiting the family of T. E. Nichols last Sunday.
J. J. Fryer and W. R. Potter went to Ashland last Wednesday to help swell the crowd that welcomed the Oregon soldier boys home.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. Root started on the 6th inst. for the coast, for a two months' stay. They went for the benefit on Mrs. Root's health and to visit her parents.
O. McGee and family, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Coker, have gone to Josephine County for a short visit with Mr. McGee's parents.
The Sugar Pine Company had a small force of men at work last Saturday fixing the ford across Little Butte Creek, so that their traction engine can cross.
J. J. Fryer, accompanied by his grandson, Austin Green, went to Forest Creek last week to visit his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce.
Mr. Bieberstedt passed through town last Saturday, on his way to the valley with a load of nice porkers, for which he realized four and one-half cents per pound.
A man from Eugene was here recently buying up old copper, brass, rubber, etc., to ship to Portland. He secured about one hundred pounds in this neighborhood.
Prof. E. E. Washburn, of Ashland, came over last Saturday after some of his effects which were stored here. He expects to go to Klamath Falls this week to prepare for the commencement of his school next month.
In a former communication to the Mail I made mention of the enormous onions raised by Prof. A. L. Haselton. A traveling gentleman, who happened to read the article, remarked that while we can raise onions on Butte Creek soil we can also raise corn, for he measured corn in A. J. Daley's garden that was fifteen feet in height.
A few days ago, while in conversation with J. P. Moomaw, that gentleman remarked that he had lived in several states and had seen considerable of the world, but that there are not dogs enough in Oregon to run him out of Jackson County; for here he and his family have good health and plenty to eat, and that while one cannot accumulate a large amount of wealth, still anyone who will try can always have plenty.
Medford Mail, August 18, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Wm. Betz is convalescing.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Cline was in Medford last Saturday.
Messrs. Clemens and Kentner were visiting friends in Eagle Point last week.
D. P. Mathews, who has been very low with Bright's disease, is slowly improving.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance have gone to Grants Pass to attend a camp meeting of the Holiness Band.
Misses Ethel Compton and Hattie Cingcade claim the honor of being the first young ladies to inspect the new school house.
Mrs. J. W. Grover and her sister, Mrs. L. Eickmeyer, went to Big Butte on Wednesday of last week to visit their brother, Wm. Perry, and family.
A. McNeil had another stroke of paralysis the first of last week. The stroke was not as severe as the former one, and he is able to be around the house.
Mrs. James I. Geary, of Mount Vernon, Grant County, arrived last week at her old home to be at the bedside of her uncle, D. P. Mathews. She says there is no place like this part of the globe.
Our new school house is being enclosed as fast as possible. The workmen have the sides up and are now working on the roof. It is the calculation to have a grand ball and basket supper in the school house on Friday evening, Sept. 1st, to raise money to help finish and furnish it.
Jos. Riley and son, James, have fixed a fine crossing on Antelope Creek--work that should have been done just after the old bridge was washed away and thereby saved a great deal of time and many a poor horse from being abused. The Sugar Pine Company had the work done at a cost of about ten dollars.
Mr. and Mrs. O. McGee gave a farewell party last Tuesday night in honor of Mrs. McGee's brother, Robt. Coker, and family, who have been visiting here. For me to say that we had a good time would hardly express the idea. There were just twenty present besides the family, and with Miss Lydia Owens at the organ and ten good singers, you may rest assured that we had some good music, as well as enjoying ourselves with various games. About 10:30 light refreshments of ice cream, cake, candy and nuts were served. In spite of the protest of we old people we all remained until past midnight, and it will be some time before we forget that farewell party.
On Wednesday of last week while John Daley and J. P. Moomaw were hauling a load of hay up the hill from Eagle Point to Daley's place the wagon capsized, throwing them both off the hay down the embankment, a distance of twenty-five or thirty feet from the top of the hay to the ground--or rather rocks. Mr. Moomaw fell on the rocks, lighting on his feet and rebounding, fell on his arm and face. Mr. Daley fell through the top of a bunch of oak grubs, thus breaking the force of the fall. It was thought at first that Mr. Moomaw was killed, but by the time the doctor arrived he began to show signs of life. He was quite badly hurt, although no bones were broken. Mr. D. thought he was not hurt at first but the next day he felt the effects of his fall. How either of them escaped without being killed or having some bones broken is a mystery to all.
The big traction engine put in its appearance in this section a week ago last Tuesday, and a large portion of our citizens met it at the bank of the creek to see them cross. It was detained there several hours on account of one of the drive wheels sinking in quicksand. After considerable work the engine got out and ran upon the bank, then attached a chain to the train of wagons and drew them up. The next obstacle was a muddy slough which detained them quite a while, and they reached here in time for supper. Sunday afternoon the engine returned with two wagons of lumber, 10,000 feet, and about two cord of wood. When they reached town almost everybody that could went to the ford of Little Butte to see them cross. The bottom of the creek is covered with cobblestones and boulders and the banks are soft sand. After the engine had tried the ford and banks it started across with one wagon, but when it had gotten fairly into the creek the engine could not get sufficient hold on the stones and sand so they had to leave the wagon in the creek overnight. Monday morning they succeeded in getting across and started out for Medford. When the engine came out it was accompanied by Messrs. Proudfoot, Davis and Pearce, of the Sugar Pine Company, and they seemed very sanguine of success in the undertaking.
Medford Mail, August 25, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Last week Mr. Gibson and Mr. Tungate went to the Wagner Creek Mountains on a prospecting tour. They remained but a short time.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Dr. Pickel was called to hold a consultation with our doctor last Saturday over Mrs. J. Hartman, who is in a very critical condition.
The Rader brothers are pushing the work along on their barns. They are having two built, one on the home place and the other on John's place.
Our doctor was called to the bedside of Chauncey Nye last week, who was reported quite ill. His daughter, Mrs. Florey, and family are there on their summer outing.
Floyd Pearce and family were over the first of last week visiting Mrs. P.'s parents. Mr. Pearce is engaged in mining on Forest Creek and reports business in a fair condition.
Last Saturday there was an unusually large number of Butte Creekers doing business in Medford. I counted a group of seven on one corner, and still they were scattered all over town.
Holmes Bros. have their telephone line completed and now S. B. can keep posted on the prices of wheat and flour in the outside world without having to wait for the slow motions of the stage and cars.
On Wednesday of last week there was a young man by the name of Charles H. Clark in our neighborhood as a professional organ cleaner. He came well recommended and seems to give general satisfaction.
The rain has restarted the threshing business so that there has been no threshing done in this neighborhood of any consequence as yet, and the prospect is that there will be considerable grain damaged in the stacks.
Died--Aug. 24, 1899, at the residence of his nephew, J. W. Grover, Wm. B. Daley, aged 83 years, 4 months and 14 days. The remains were interred in the Brownsboro cemetery on Sunday, the religious service being conducted by Rev. J. P. Moomaw.
Mrs. G. M. Love, of Jacksonville, passed through here on Monday of last week on her way to Mrs. Mike Hanley's, who has been quite ill. She returned on Thursday accompanied by Mrs. Hanley, in a very enfeebled condition. They spent the afternoon with Mrs. Howlett.
The big traction engine passed through here Thursday evening and returned Saturday, stopping overnight at this place both going and coming. They had some trouble on Sunday morning which detained them for some time, but when the road is in good condition they will do good work. The company is building bridges across Big and Little Butte creeks and putting in some new culverts along the road, then they will haul a full load and make regular trips on time.
Medford Mail, September 1, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry came out from Big Butte last week to visit relatives.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Thos. Young started last Sunday for Klamath County to work during the fall months.
Miss Emma Perry came over from California last week to visit her mother and family.
A. J. Daley has been hauling lumber for the Rader brothers' barns during the past week.
J. A. Jonas is erecting another building on his place, to better enable him to care for his poultry.
Miss Clara Rader and her niece, Miss Clara Pool, spent Thursday evening with Mrs. Howlett and daughter.
Last week the Young brothers had a runaway which resulted is a general smashup, but fortunately no one was hurt.
Misses Hattie and Agnes Howlett have returned home from a three weeks' visit with their sister, Mrs. James M. Lewis.
David Cingcade is getting the material on the ground for the erection of a new dwelling house on his farm, near Eagle Point.
Mr. Ringer is at work putting up an addition to Mrs. Sinclair's barn. He expects to paint her house as soon as the weather will permit.
Misses Velene Kubli, Gertie Watson and Ada Cameron, chaperoned by Mrs. E. J. Kubli, came out from Jacksonville last Friday night to attend the dance.
Married--At the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. J. P. Moomaw, on August 31, 1899, J. D. Taylor, of Ashland, and Miss Gertie Thumberg, of Little Butte Creek.
Miss C. Rader went to Jacksonville last Monday to attend school at St. Mary's academy. She expects to make a special study of music, but will take up some other studies in connection with it.
If anyone wishes to see what Butte Creek soil will do with proper cultivation and water, let them visit J. J. Fryer's garden, for there they can see vegetables of almost all kinds, that would make a dyspeptic groan with anguish.
There will be a meeting next Saturday for the purpose of authorizing the school board to borrow $350, to be used in finishing and furnishing the two lower rooms of the school house, the upper room to be reserved as a town hall. It is the intention to open school about the first of October, the board having engaged Prof. A. L. Haselton and Robert Jonas as teachers.
In a private letter from Clackamas County, dated, August 30, 1899, the writer says it has been raining for the last two weeks and that there are hundreds of acres of wheat standing in the fields, not cut. Many of the stacks that are standing are wet through to the ground, and the end is not yet; while here in Jackson County we have had scarcely enough rain to stop the threshers at any time.
Last Friday night the citizens of Eagle Point and the surrounding country had a grand time at the new school house. As it had been announced in the Mail and by posters that there was to be a dance in the new building and a basket supper, almost everyone in the community took part and contributed for the supper, and it seemed as if each of the ladies tried to outdo her neighbors in bringing something nice. The tables were spread in the house formerly occupied by Thomas Cary, and they were simply loaded with the choicest eatables and arranged in the most artistic style. It was remarked by those who usually attend on such occasions that they never saw such a supper spread before. There were forty tickets sold at $1.50 and several at $1, without supper, and quite a number took supper that did not dance. The provisions that were left were sold the next day to the highest bidder. The net proceeds, including two dollars donated Saturday morning, amounted to $62.10. The receipts did not come up to the expectations of some of the prime movers in the undertaking, as it is such a busy time and many of the young men are off with the threshers. It is the intention to have another dance and basket supper after the busy season is over to raise funds to finish the building.
Medford Mail, September 8, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. T. E. Nichols was the guest of Mrs. Cingcade last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. J. P. Moomaw was a pleasant caller at our house last Thursday.
Mr. Root and family returned from an extended visit to the coast week before last.
John Higinbotham and John McKee took two big loads of shakes to Rader Bros. the past week.
Mrs. A. J. Florey, who has been visiting at her father's, Chancey Nye, returned home last Saturday.
There seems to be a spirit of improvement in the way of building in and around Eagle Point just at present.
Rader Bros. had a barn raising on Tuesday of last week on the old home place and expect to raise another on the John Rader place in about ten days.
Holmes Bros. are sending a large quantity of Snowy Butte flour to Josephine County this summer and have contracts for several tons to be delivered yet.
Misses Lottie Taylor and Anna and Olia Nichols visited at George Nichols' last week. Misses Lottie and Olia have returned but Anna remained for a visit with her brother, Guss, and family.
There seems to be a great demand for threshing machines in this section of the country. As yet we have been slighted almost altogether, but I learned Sunday that we were to have four in this neighborhood this week.
Our town is becoming quite a business place since the Sugar Pine Company has made such a good road to Rogue River by way of Big Butte Creek, and a large amount of lumber is being hauled on ordinary wagons to different parts of the valley.
Mr. and Mrs. August Bush, of Los Angeles, Calif., arrived here last Saturday and are the guests of Rev. J. P. Moomaw and family. They are looking for a location and are very favorably impressed with the appearance of this valley and especially our Butte Creek country.
A large delegation went from this part of the country to take in the circus at Medford last Saturday. We understand that considerable "fleecing" was carried on. A report comes from one young man on Big Sticky to the effect that he handed the gate keeper a $20 piece and received a ticket and $10 in exchange. Similar reports come in from boys in our neighborhood.
Last Saturday a special school meeting was held at the new school house for the purpose of voting on the proposition of authorizing the school board to borrow $350 to be used in furnishing the new school building. The "antis" were out in full force, while most of those who were in favor of the move had gone to the circus. The result was seven for the loan and thirteen against it. Afterwards T. E. Nichols moved a reconsideration which was carried out and then a resolution was introduced authorizing the board to finish the house, as far as the present work already begun was concerned, furnish the lower rooms with all the necessary equipments, build outbuildings, fence the grounds and issue warrants for the same. The time to run was not specified. This resolution was carried unanimously.
Medford Mail, September 15, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.David Cingcade has a two-story residence under way. Mr. Robertson is the mechanic.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Ada Riddle is quite ill. Drs. Jones and Shearer, of Medford, are in attendance.
School Superintendent Gregory made a business call on our school board last Friday.
Mrs. S. B. Holmes was visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. M. Holmes, of Central Point, last week.
Miss Clara Rader, who has been taking music lessons in Medford, returned home last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Howlett were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carney, of Jacksonville, last Monday.
Your Eagle Point correspondent called to do jury duty last week, consequently the Eaglets are rather light.
Mrs. Halter and her two children arrived last week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Root. She expects to remain for sometime.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henderson arrived last week from Jackson, Calif. They expect to remain and keep house for Mrs. H.'s father, Mr. S. Wood.
Mrs. J. I. Geary, who was called from Grant County to the bedside of her uncle, D. P. Mathews, who has been quite ill, returned home last Saturday.
Mrs. John Compton had moved onto her farm near Brownsboro. She was accompanied by Miss Ethel Compton, her granddaughter, who will remain for an indefinite period.
Prof. Haselton is harvesting his onions. Up to last Saturday he had shipped thirteen thousand pounds, and he remarked that they were turning out better that he expected.
Mr. Ringer, recently from Ohio, who was making arrangements to secure a home here and send for his family, was called back on account of the death of his daughter and sickness of other members of the family.
Judge Crowell and County Commissioner Perry passed through our town on the 9th inst., on their way to inspect the Rogue River bridge on the Proudfoot road. They found the bridge and the road all O.K., and the court received the bridge and now it is county property.
I took my family last Sunday afternoon and drove across Rogue River bridge and spent a few hours with that old pioneer, Lou Tucker, and family. While en route we passed through some as fine farms as there is in the valley. We passed one orchard, owned by Chas. Dickison, that was simply loaded with some of the finest apples I ever saw, and the trees were breaking under their weight.
H. B. Gibson and son returned from a prospecting tour last week. The former started for his home in Randsburg, Calif., last Monday, but expects to return to this country in the near future as he has improved so in health since his arrival here that he has decided to make this his permanent home. His son, who came here as an invalid, says that he never expects to return to that country again, as he has completely recovered his health here.
Our school house is completed as far as the contract is concerned, but the upper story remains to be finished, and when that is done we will have a school house that we may well feel proud of. The board deserve a great deal of credit for the energy they have manifested, and in spite of the opposition have succeeded in giving us a house that will answer our purpose for years, and attract the attention of home seekers who desire to enjoy the advantage of a good school in a healthy and quiet community.
Medford Mail, September 22, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.H. A. Perkins and sons, Elmer and Elver, spent Thursday night in town and visited old friends.
V. Combest and family returned Saturday from a visit to Central Point. They attended the fair part of the time.
Our farmers are getting their threshing done this week. The Compton and DeRoboam machines are both in this vicinity.
Chas. Edmondson and family, accompanied by Chester Miller, returned last week from Melbourne, Wash., where they have spent the summer working in a lumbering mill.
Medford Mail, September 22, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Ellen Bursell came out last Sunday to visit Mrs. Hartman.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Born--Sept. 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis, or Eagle Point, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carlton were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown last Sunday.
Miss Mattie Taylor, who has been stopping with the family of C. Terrill for some time, returned home last week.
Wm. Gregory, who lives on the old Gregory farm, on Big Sticky, returned last Saturday from the huckleberry patch loaded with berries.
Wm. Ulrich, Jor Slinger and Perry McGee came out from Medford last Sunday. The two former started Monday morning for the hills to gather beef cattle.
Mr. Simms, of Central Point, has been building new porches for A. L. Haselton, but was called away to commence on a job in Klamath County before he completed them.
Last Saturday evening we had the pleasure of the company of Misses Donna and Mabel Bell, of Brownsboro, and T. I. Gibson and Miss Ethel Compton, of this place.
Most of the time last week our streets were crowded with wagons loaded with wheat for the Snowy Butte mill, but the run will not be so great now, as the farmers in this section have all finished threshing.
I find in my associations with the people that the $350 in premiums offered by the Mail to its subscribers is a great thing, as almost everyone wants to take a trial for one of them; and then, most all of them like the Mail and its whole-souled editor.
Isaac Woolf and his sister-in-law, Mrs. A. H. Houston, and her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Roberts, passed through town recently on their way home from Klamath County. They stopped at the huckleberry patch and procured what berries they wanted. They report having had a very pleasant trip.
On Monday of last week while J. W. Grover was returning home form Medford, he met the Fordyce thresher. His horses became frightened and ran through Mr. Childers' fence, around the lot and against the corner of his milk house, knocking some of the brick out of it, and tearing things up generally.
On Tuesday of last week Daniel Best and son, C. L. Best, of San Leandro, Calif., manufacturers of the traction engine used on the road by the Sugar Pine Company, passed through town, going over the road build by the aforesaid company. They were accompanied by Charles Pierce, of San Francisco, and Mr. Proudfoot.
Mesdames J. W. Grover and R. L. Friend gave a joint quilting party on Wednesday, September 20th, it being the ladies' twenty-second birthday. There were twenty-eight quilters present, besides just an even dozen who did not quilt. The dinner was excellent, and as there were no men there except Mr. Grover, the ladies had full swing. They report having had a royal good time.
W. J. Compton took his thresher to the shed last week, after having a run of about forty-two days. He threshed seventy thousand bushels of grain during the season. Mr. Glass' machine, from Sams Valley, threshed the grain in the lower part of his neighborhood, and started Friday afternoon for Mr. Moore's, on the edge of the desert. They had at that time about a ten days' run.
The big traction engine, engineered by Mr. Isgreen, is making regular trips now with three wagons. Mr. Isgreen reports that the grade is not yet in a condition to haul the fourth wagon. Speaking of Mr. Isgreen, he is making friends all along the road, as he has proved himself to be a whole-souled gentleman, accommodating and pleasant as needs be. He seems to take pleasure in trying to accommodate and please those with whom he comes in contact. I learn that he and his men have made arrangements to take their meals at night at Hotel de Riley, at the Antelope bridge.
There seems to be some trouble in our school district over the new school house. The tax voted is not coming in fast enough to meet the demands. The voters authorized the board to issue warrants to pay for certain improvements, but the directors can find no one who will accept them unless they are endorsed by responsible parties, the "no tax" party being so strong as to intimidate those who would try to help the move along. One of the directors says it is a possibility of the house being locked up until certain claims are paid.
Medford Mail, September 29, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Ollie Nichols was a guest at our place Saturday night.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Cline and Mrs. Taylor were the guests of Mrs. Sinclair last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Nichols were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ashpole last Sunday.
Jack Frost in all his glory visited this vicinity Sunday night and raised havoc with the vegetables.
A widow lady by the name of Taylor has moved into the Emery house to take advantage of our school facilities.
Several of the young people of the vicinity attended the dance at Brownsboro last Friday evening. They report a very pleasant time.
John Rader gave a barn raising last Friday. Quite a number of the neighbors collected and they report having had a real good time and, of course, an excellent supper.
Mr. Van Vleet, of Central Point, came up last week to finish the work commenced by Mr. Simons of the Haselton house, and to put the windows in the upper story of the school house.
Mrs. R. L. Friend and her sister Miss Grace Cureton, John Nichols and Miss Mattie Taylor, Jas. Lewis and family, Frank Foster, J. J. Fryer and Austin Green were pleasant callers at our house Sunday.
Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Grover, Mrs. Susan Perry, Mrs. L. Eickmeyer, Misses Emma and Lottie Perry visited Wm. Perry, of Big Butte. His mother expects to leave for Washington in a few days so they had a family reunion at that place.
One day last week Robt. Lewis came very near being killed while walling up a well on the old Newman place. In lowering the bucket with stones in it the bail gave away and the stones fell onto his head, but they struck a glancing blow and consequently but little damage was done.
The school board has ordered the seats for the new school house through the superintendent and the committee has enough funds on hand to purchase the lumber for the upper floor but not enough to pay for putting it down. The new school bell has also been ordered and it is hoped that everything will be in readiness to start the school on the 23rd of this month.
On Thursday of last week A. Hoyt came in from Klamath County after a load of supplies. He was accompanied by our daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, who will remain for some time and put up fruit. She says that everybody over there are always anxious to receive the Mail as that is considered to be the best newspaper in Southern Oregon. Mr. Hoyt returned Sunday by the way of the Proudfoot road.
Medford Mail, October 6, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Wert Pool was busily engaged last week hauling timbers for his new barn.
The party in town Friday night was well attended and a general good time enjoyed.
Charles Hukill and family, of Medford, spent a few days last week rusticating in this vicinity.
Mr. And Mrs. C. E. Terrill are the happy parents of a fine boy baby, born Thursday, Sept. 28th.
Our school was opened Monday morning by J. A. Bish, of Medford, with a good number in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Birge, of Medford, made pleasant calls on friends in town on their way to and from their trip to Big Butte.
Miss Cecil Edsall, of Wellen, accompanied Mrs. Jos. Geppert, of Big Butte, home Saturday, where she will remain for a few days visiting friends and relatives in that vicinity.
Medford Mail, October 6, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Pickings.Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Pool, a daughter.
Dry weather still prevails, which makes the farmer smile.
Dr. Hildebrand was called to Elk Creek on the 7th to attend Mrs. Heckathorn, who is quite low with fever.
Chas. Edmondson was with us a few days ago. He is suffering with a bad foot which he had the misfortune, a short time ago, to cut with an ax.
Holmes Bros. have their mill and warehouse full of wheat which will give them a steady run for the next twelve months.
Will Betz was on our streets a few days ago and he looked thin after his two months' sickness.
One of our honorable school board says that school will open in our new school house on the 16th of the present month and the patrons of the school will be glad to know that we are to have school again.
Now, if our honorable county board would drop the free ferry down the river about three miles, this section would not ask anything more of the county for some time.
Messrs. Hartman and Pool have completed a large barn for Joseph Rader and in a few days will complete one for John Rader; so the good times are showing on all sides.
Mr. Poe, who owned a farm about one mile above Eagle Point, sold the same to a Mr. McCullah last week. We are sorry to lose our friend Poe, but our loss will be others' gain.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown, chaperoned by Miss Bessie Brown, started for Portland on the 9th, on a pleasure and sightseeing trip.
Mrs. Susie Perry started for Spokane, Wash., on the 10th, for an extended visit to her two daughters who have been living near Spokane for the last eight years.
D. P. Mathews, who has been very ill with Brights disease, was out on our streets last week. Glad to see Polk out again, for he is a good all-round fellow and is always ready and willing to help those in need.
Joseph Wilson has sold his house and two lots in Eagle Point and will go out of the drug business soon, when he expects to put in a stock of groceries.
The boys are planning a reception, something on the Dewey style, for Jerry Heckathorn on his return from the Filipino war, as he is the only one who went from Butte Creek to back up Dewey in taking Manila. He was wounded in the head last February when the Filipinos tried to take Manila.
Alford Gordon and his sister Clara, with their mother, paid the people of Eagle Point a visit on last Sunday.
Miss Annie Jeffrey is in the Point again calling on her old friends and making new ones.
F. M. Tungate and daughter, Mrs. Baker, were in the Point last Sunday paying a visit to Miss Pool, who arrived in Eagle Point on the 6th.
Jeff Bell, who is down from Talent, is quite ill at Frank Lewis', and Dr. Hildebrand is attending him.
J. W. Howe, uncle of Samuel Vestals, was thrown from a wagon on last evening and received severe injuries in the back and is in a critical condition.
RATLER.Valley Record, Ashland, October 12, 1899, page 3
S. P. Oliver, one of the pioneers of Southern Oregon, died at his home, on Trail Creek, September 22, and was buried Sunday.
"Oregon Notes," Weekly Herald-Disseminator, Albany, Oregon, October 12, 1899, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.J. J. Fryer made a business trip to Talent last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Pool, Oct. 6th, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Brown and sister, Miss Bessie, left on the excursion for Portland.
J. J. Fryer reports having seen three China pheasants in this location last week.
David Cingcade has been hauling posts from Round Top, and is preparing to subdivide his place.
Mr. Wolters and family, of Prospect, were the guests of Rev. J. P. Moomaw on Tuesday night of last week.
Mr. Van Vleet has been at work on the windows and doors in the upper story of our school house during the past week.
Alfred Gordon, mother and sister were in town Sunday, on their way to Central Point to attend the funeral of Mrs. Freil.
Our school will commence next Monday morning at nine o'clock, with Prof. Haselton as principal and Robert Jonas assistant.
I am glad to be able to announce that D. P.Mathews, who has been ill for a long time with Brights disease, is able to be around again. He was in Medford Saturday.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw returned from Albany on Tuesday of last week. where he had been as a delegate from the Jackson County Dunkard Association to the state association.
On Tuesday night of last week Mrs. A. M. Thomas gave a rag tacking party at her home and the result was a big lot of carpet rags sewed and a good social time enjoyed by the ladies present.
Alonzo Noah and family, of Idaho, son-in-law of Mrs. Kelsoe, arrived here last Saturday and stopped overnight with Mrs. N.'s sister, Mrs. Cline. They proceeded to Mrs. Kelsoe's on Sunday morning.
A party from Talent, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bell, and Miss Anna Jeffery, were on Butte Creek Saturday night on a fishing excursion, but did not meet with much success. Miss Jeffery remained and is now the guest of Mrs. O. McGee.
There was a party out from ------ on a fishing excursion last week, and I am told that they fired off nine charges of dynamite in Butte Creek, and the result is that there are scores of dead fish in the creek now. The next grand jury may take notice of the affair.
Last Friday night Mark C. Munson, of Roseburg, spent the night with us. He is traveling in the interest of the Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Company, and reports having good success in organizing Sunday schools in different localities. He organized one in the Liberty school district last Sunday.
There are quite a number of the Klamath County folks passing through this place, going to and from Medford, procuring supplies for the coming season. Mr. and Mrs. Culbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Dr. and Mrs. Pletcher, Ralph Newman and Mr. Lawson, besides a number of others, passed through our town last week en route to Klamath County.
On Monday of last week W. J. Compton came near having a fire that would have resulted disastrously had it not been for one of our citizens, Joe Riley, who discovered the blaze. Mrs. C. had sent one of her little twins, aged four years, upstairs on an errand, and she concluded to light the lamp. In her effort she broke the lamp chimney and then hid the match in a crack between the boards where the paper was torn. The result was that in a short time some clothing that was hanging on the wall caught fire, but Mr. Riley ran upstairs and knocked the board off and extinguished the fire before any serious damage was done, except burning a few articles of apparel.
One day last week I made my annual trip to Nick. Young's garden where he takes pleasure in showing his visitors the different kinds of vegetables and fruit that he can raise on sticky where water can be utilized. It is useless for me to enumerate the different kinds and quality of eatables, all the way from ground cherries to squashes as large as a wash tub, besides peaches and pears of the finest quality. While the most of his neighbors had their vines bitten by the frost, his vines are all green and vigorous. When those two ditches, taken out of Rogue River, reach this valley and the farmers learn to properly use water, our sticky land will prove to be the most valuable land in the valley.
There was a genuine surprise party at the residence of Mrs. S. Perry last Sunday night, intended as a farewell party, as Mrs. Perry and her daughter, Mrs. L. Eickmeyer, leave this week for Washington. There were present on the occasion Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Compton, Earl and Ethel Compton, Mr. and Mrs. O. McGee, Miss Anna Jeffery, Mrs. R. L. Friend, Grace Cureton, Wilbur Ashpole, Alfred Gordon, Austin Green, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, Mrs. Howlett and three daughters. The company met at W. J. Compton's and marched in a body to the residence of Mrs. Perry, and the first that the inmates of the house knew of their presence was the singing of the serenade song. At the close of the song Mrs. Perry invited the company in and the evening was spent in music, songs and recitations by the children. Light refreshments were served and a very enjoyable time was had.
Medford Mail, October 13, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Mordica Hesse, of Canby, Calif., was the guest of Ed. Mills one night last week.
Mrs. E. M. Cox, of Big Butte, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles Prall, of Central Point.
John Ragsdale, late of Alaska, returned to Jacksonville Monday, after visiting old friends above Lake Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Culbertson and family, of Ft. Klamath, spent Tuesday night here, the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. K. Bell, and family.
We are sorry to announce that our good neighbors, V. Combest and family, left Monday morning to find a new location, either in this valley or in the Willamette Valley.
Mrs. S. A. Carlton, of Wellen, Mrs. J. W. Curry, Mrs. H. G. Nicholson and Mrs. H. E. Boyden, of Medford, passed through here one day last week on their way to Geo. Nichols', of Lake Creek, to help welcome home the happy bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Garrett, who were recently married in Jacksonville. Mrs. Garrett was formerly Miss Lucinda Nichols, a very popular young lady of that vicinity. Friends here are tendering congratulations.
Medford Mail, October 13, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Pickings.Farmers are putting in their fall crops.
Road supervisor is doing some good work this fall.
Owens Bros., sr., are still hauling wheat for the Snowy Butte mills
Mr. Prall, who lives near Medford, was trading with our merchants a few days ago.
James Gordon was over from Fort Klamath trading with our merchants.
B. F. Edmondson was in the Point a few days ago after supplies.
Weather cool with the appearance of rain which makes the average Butte Creeker get a move on before the winter rains set in.
Young people of Antelope were fishing in Butte Creek a few nights ago and had a jolly good time, catching all the suckers they could get away with.
People of this school district were badly disappointed to learn that our honorable school board met on the l4th and ordered that school be put off for another week to wait for work to be done on school house.
Porter Robinett, who left here last spring and is stopping at Klamath Falls, is back to Eagle Point laying in his winter supplies.
Notice was posted on the 14th asking for sealed bids to furnish our school district five tier of dry oak wood and five tier of good pine, bids to be opened on the 28th. Rather late in the season for dry wood.
Mr. Gregory has a contract painting a blackboard in our new school house which will be completed this week.
Wm. von der Hellen was shaking with the boys Sunday. We are always glad to see Will, and there is another that is more glad than we.
Father Hickey, Jacksonville, held religious services here Sunday morning and evening. All who attended in the evening were well paid.
Mr. Gibson, who has been making his home in and near Eagle Point for the last ten months, returned on the 17th to Randsburg. Cal., to pay his parents and friends a short visit, after which he will return and make his future home near Eagle Point.
Frank Brown and his good lady returned from Portland on [the] 15th, after spending a few days in the city sightseeing and mixing some business with pleasure.
James W. F. Howe died near Eagle Point October 14. Mr. Howe came to California with Gen. Fremont and served as one of the General's escorts during the Mexican War, for which he was placed on the pension roll a few rears ago at $12 a month. He has lived near Eagle Point for the last ten years. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Pettigrew, who lives about 4 miles north of the Point, and a nephew, Samuel Vestal, to mourn his departure.
Valley Record, Ashland, October 19, 1899, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.W. R. Potter has bonded his Elk Creek mine to Dr. Ray, of Gold Hill.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Porter Robinett and family, of Eastern Oregon, are visiting relatives in Eagle Point.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, of Talent, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Root last Monday night.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw will talk to the children of Eagle Point next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m.
Mrs. Susan Perry and her daughter, Mrs. L. Eickmeyer, started for Washington last Thursday.
Rev. David Brower will preach at the Dewey school house on the fifth Sunday, Oct. 29th, at 11 a.m.
Elma Noah, of Sams Valley, came over last Wednesday to visit her parents, who have just returned from Idaho.
One day last week as Mrs. John Young attempted to rise from a chair she caught her foot in some way and fell, which resulted in a sprained limb.
An account of our visit to Talent, where we attended the Love Feast of the Dunkards and a few facts about their organization, will appear in these items next week.
Rev. Father Hickey, of Jacksonville, came over last Sunday and held services here both morning and evening, and at 7 o'clock Monday morning he read mass for the members.
Judge Neil, of Jacksonville, passed through town last Thursday en route for the tall timber on the headwaters of Rogue River. There seems to be considerable interest taken in our heavy forests of late.
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Craddock and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Craddock, of Klamath County, arrived at Eagle Point last week. The former Mrs. Craddock is a sister of Mrs. Cline and the latter a sister of Mrs. John Daley.
T. H. Willoughby and R. E. Foster came out to deliver and set up the new seats for the school house last Wednesday. As the school rooms weren't quite ready for use the school did not commence last Monday, as announced, but will commence next Monday.
Benj. Moomaw arrived home last week from Washington. He thinks Jackson County is ahead of any part on the Pacific Coast he has yet seen yet and he has traveled from the Mexican border of California to the line of British Columbia. His old friends are all glad to greet him once more.
Jas. Howe, an old gentleman living in the Big Butte country, received a fall on Tuesday of this week, which resulted in his death on Saturday night. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Pedagee. He was about seventy-five years of age. The remains were interred in the Mathew cemetery on Sunday.
Jeff Bell and family, of Talent, were the guests of Frank Lewis on Monday and Tuesday of last week. They in company with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey had been up to the hatchery on Rogue River. While here Mr. Bell was taken violently ill and a physician was called. They were able to continue on their way home on Wednesday.
Jerry Heckathorn, our only Butte Creeker who went to the Philippines to do service for his country, returned last Sunday. His sisters, Mesdames Haymond, Magerle and Simpkins, living near Woodville, came over to meet him at the old home. His friends are going to give him a grand reception this, Friday, evening at the hall and a grand feast will be prepared for the occasion.
Last Tuesday a number of the ladies in this community gathered at our house for an old-fashioned rag tacking. About four pounds of rags were sewed and a good social time was had by all. Just as we were eating dinner Rev. and Mrs. David Brower dropped in and a little later Rev. Moomaw arrived, which added to the pleasure of the occasion, and we old men had an old-fashioned good time also.
Medford Mail, October 20, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Mrs. Jas. Mills visited friends in town Friday.
Our teacher, J. A. Bish, visited his home Saturday, returning Sunday.
W. P. Farlow and son, of Lake Creek, and J. A. Miller drove down a nice bunch of cattle Friday which they sold to Delbert Terrill.
Mr. R. Wright, of Big Butte, accompanied by her daughter, Madge, visited friends at Lake Creek and Brownsboro Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. Emma Daniels, accompanied by Mrs. Brown, evangelist of Grants Pass, who is the guest of Mrs. Jas. Mills, was a visitor at our last Sunday school.
Medford Mail, October 20, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Pickings.The Butte creek farmer is busy putting in his fall grain, notwithstanding it still rains.
The big traction engine has gone into winter quarters about 8 miles north of Eagle Point. The faithful engineer is still with it and will come out next spring in time to vote.
Wm. McKee passed through the Point a few days ago with a load of nice salmon taken from Big Butte Creek.
Our school opened up on the 23rd with R. H. Jonas and A. L. Haselton in charge with forty scholars in attendance.
The reception given in honor of the return of Jerry Heckathorn and Axl Davis from the Philippine Islands was a grand success in every particular. There were about seventy couples present and all had a good time and there were baskets to spare.
A. Pool has bought the old Eagle Point hall and is now fitting it up for a billiard hall.
W. C. Daley of Lake Creek was down a few days ago interviewing your merchants and explaining this expansion business. Come again, William, our latch string hangs on the outside.
Mr. Faught was down from Antelope the first of the week laying in the winter supplies.
Hartman and Pool have just finished building two barns for the Rader Bros. and are now building one for Wert Pool. Anyone having a barn to build we would advise him to interview the above firm.
Wm. Compton came in from the hills on last Monday with a nice load of venison for family use. We have tried every plan that our fertile brain could devise to get hold of some of that venison, but no go. We even tried to get board with the gentleman but he said no, for he could not feed anyone on venison without laying himself liable to a heavy fine. I trust our lawmakers will so change the law that a fellow can get venison when he pays a visit to his neighbor.
RATLER.Valley Record, Ashland, October 26, 1899, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Born--Oct. 19, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. John Daley, a son.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Prof. Bish, of Brownsboro, was a guest at J. A. Jonas' last Saturday.
School commenced Monday with Prof. Haselton as principal and Robt. Jonas, assistant.
Prof. Gregory was out Saturday and gave the blackboard at the school house another coat of paint.
Dr. Matherson, of Tillamook County, has become a resident of our town and has moved in the Coy residence.
J. J. Fryer moved Mrs. John Compton to Gold Hill last week, where she goes to live with her daughter Mrs. Birdsey.
Uncle John Lewis fell last week while climbing around in his barn. He fractured a rib although he is able to be around as usual.
There has been quite a number of fishers here during the past week and they have met with quite good success, although the fish are not so plentiful now.
Mrs. James I. Geary, niece of D. P. Mathews, and her uncle, Grant Mathews, arrived last week. The former is from Mount Vernon, Ore., and the latter from Idaho.
T. I. Gibson, who came here last spring for his health, has so far recovered that he returned to his old home, at Randsburg, Calif., last week. He is interested in the mines in that section.
Our flour mill is running on full time, night and day, and S. B. Holmes says that he is unable to fill all of the orders and supply the local demand. He says that they have everything full of wheat and still it comes.
On Tuesday of last week I had business across Rogue River and while passing the Bybee place, I saw three men loading squashes into a wagon and some of them were so large that it took the united strength of the three men to get one of them into the wagon.
There was a family reunion at George Heckathorn's on Sunday, Oct. 15th., all of the family being present except one daughter, Mrs. Ball. The occasion was the arrival of their son and brother Jerry. There were present Mr. and Mrs. George Magerle, Mrs. O. Simpkins, Mrs. Wm. Haymond, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis and thirteen grandchildren.
Last Friday night the citizens of Eagle Point and vicinity gave our returning volunteer, Jerry Heckathorn, a grand reception, accompanied by a royal feast and a social dance. About two hundred people partook of supper--such a spread! Each lady tried to outdo her neighbor in quantity and quality. The hall was very artistically decorated and no pains were spared to make the occasion one of pleasure. Alex Davis, Jerry's comrade, and Olney Hopwood, of the Oregon Volunteers, were present to share the joys of the occasion.
The past week has been noted in this community for socials. On Tuesday a company of forty-four brought their dinner and made a raid on J. J. Fryer, it being his seventieth birthday. He was completely taken by surprise, and the company found him working on the road near his house, and notified him that his presence was needed at home. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce, Mell and Grace Pearce, came over from Forest Creek for the occasion and spent the rest of the week, returning on Sunday. The dinner was fine, for we have some of the best cooks in the state right here in the Butte Creek country, besides we raise the best eatables, and the womenfolk know just how to prepare them so they will be simply delicious. On Wednesday night the neighbors assembled at the home of W. J. Compton and had an old-fashioned rag tacking. Light refreshments were served, and they had some fine vocal music. The company retired to their respective homes about eleven o'clock.
Last Saturday, taking my wife and two little girls, I took a trip to Talent to attend the semiannual love feast of the Rogue River Valley German Baptist Brethren (Dunkards), and while there obtained the following facts: The total membership in the valley is seventy-five; they have two church buildings; and expect to build or buy two more in the near future; they also have three elders, J. P. Moomaw, presiding elder; David Brower and George Hoxie, assistants, five other ministers, besides seven or eight deacons. The love feast meeting commenced on Saturday at three o'clock p.m., and after preaching an intermission was taken until five o'clock when supper was served for all present except the communicants, and a good substantial meal it was. After supper the table was spread for the communicants in the church. The services were commenced with singing and prayer, then Rev. D. M. Brower read the scripture lesson and this was followed by appropriate remarks by Rev. S. M. Eby. Preparations were then made for the feet washing, each communicant washing his neighbor's feet. While this was being done J. P. Moomaw gave us a talk on the subject of foot washing as practiced by the church, and he was followed by George Hoxie on the same subject, then Rev. Shook followed with a talk on the subject of the sacrament of the bread and wine. At the close of the feet washing they all saluted each other with a kiss and then ate the feast, after which they partook of the bread and wine. The whole ceremony was very solemn and impressive and they showed a depth of sincerity and solemnity that you seldom see. There were 49 who communed. These services lasted until eight o'clock when we were dismissed, many remaining at the church, while others repaired to their homes with the understanding that they were to return to the church to breakfast. Sunday morning broke on us cool and pleasant and when we reached the church found breakfast about ready and all in fine spirits. After religious services breakfast was announced and one hundred and fifteen sat down to the tables and partook of a good wholesome meal. At 10 a.m., the hour for the children's meeting, J. P. Moomaw gave the children one of the most interesting talks I have ever heard for years, followed by Rev. Shook, and at eleven o'clock Rev. S. M. Eby preached a fine discourse. I am sorry we had to leave before the close of the meeting, but we returned home in the afternoon. These people are what we call old-fashioned, but they seem to have the old primitive spirit of Christianity, and it will be a long time before the love feast meeting at Talent will be forgotten.
Medford Mail, October 27, 1899, page 5
Brownsboro Items.D. A. Presley, of Bly, was in this vicinity Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tyrrell, of South Butte, are out on a trip to the valley.
T. Baldwin made a trip to Pool Hill Saturday for the purpose of turning his horses onto the range.
Mike Sidley, Jr., of Lake Creek, a few mornings ago killed a large brown bear while going through a field.
School Superintendent Gregory was a visitor at our school Friday afternoon. He spent the night with friends here in town.
Miss Donna Bell returned home Wednesday, after pleasantly spending five and one-half months teaching in the South Butte district.
Chas. Westcott, who left Ft. Klamath last Monday morning to come over the mountain by the Big Butte road, lost his trail, wandering through that rugged mountain country for some time, finally coming in a Mr. Hunt's place at Dead Indian Friday evening. He suffered considerably from the cold and rains.
Medford Mail, October 27, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Frank Foster made a trip to Trail Creek last Sunday on business.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
C. Gray, who has been working in Klamath County for several months, returned home last week.
Mr. Cline and family went to Sams Valley last Friday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Noah and other relatives.
A married daughter of Wm. Smith, of this place, accompanied by her little son, arrived last week for a visit with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Bradney and daughter came over from Klamath County last Sunday and are looking around our town with a view to locating.
One evening last week Mrs. A. M. Thomas gave a wool picking party. There were ten ladies and only one gentleman, and he concluded that there were too many ladies for him and so retreated.
Notwithstanding the rush of work among the farmers and people, our streets are full of teams and people and our merchants are doing a lively business. About all the travel from Klamath County passes through here over the Proudfoot road.
Mrs. J. W. Grover went to Jacksonville last Wednesday in company with her friend, Miss Grace Sloan, of California, who was joined in marriage to a Mr. Dean, also of California. She reports haying had a very enjoyable time.
I heard a couple of ladies talking the other day about one of the milliners in Medford doing such a good business in Klamath County and one of them, who lives in that country, remarked that it was because she advertised so extensively in the Mail and that everybody over there read that newsy paper.
Last Sunday our family spend most of the day visiting the pleasant family of John Nichols. While there his son, Frank, and most estimable wife came, which added to the occasion. On our return home we called at the home of Geo. Heckathorn and there we met out two soldier boys, where we spent a short time looking at Jerry's cabinet of curios he brought home with him from the Philippines and Japan.
Mrs. Geo. Brown gave a quilting last Thursday. About eighteen quilters were present and considerable work was done. I must not say much about the dinner for a gentleman over near Sterling sent me word that if I did not stop saying so much about our good dinners over here he would have to discontinue the Mail, for it always made him hungry to read about them. However, Mrs. Brown's dinner was a most delicious affair.
Medford Mail, November 3, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Donna Rader is attending the Eagle Point school.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Mattie Taylor spent Saturday night with A. C. Howlett and family.
Charley Edler had moved from Lake Creek to the Peter Britt place and is now engaged in putting in his crop.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry were out from their home on Big Butte, last week, visiting relatives in this neighborhood.
Mrs. Frank Brown was a pleasant visitor on Tuesday of last week. She was the guest of our daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt.
Mrs. George Brown went to Central Point last week to visit her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Holmes, remaining several days.
Henry and K. K. Kubli, of Jacksonville, were out the first of last week on a hunting excursion. They were the guests of T. E. Nichols.
The friends of Mrs. Middlebusher will be glad to learn that her health has so improved that she was able to visit her aunt, Mrs. H. T. Severance, last Sunday.
Misses Ethel Compton, Grace Cureton and Lottie Taylor were pleasant callers at our home on Tuesday of last week, Miss Lottie remaining overnight.
Thomas Fredenburg has moved his family into the house formerly occupied by Joseph Wilson, Mr. Wilson having moved into the back part of his drug store.
Jerry Heckathorn wishes to thank the many friends who decorated the hall so nicely, spread such a sumptuous feast and gave him and his fellow soldiers such a warm reception.
Miss Nellie Dickey, of Ashland, visited our school one day last week. She was on her way to take charge of the school at Prospect, and while here was the guest of Miss Bessie Brown.
Mrs. Mollie Bays and her sister, Miss Elsie McGee, of King City, Mo., arrived at the residence of their uncle, Oliver McGee, last week. They expect to make an extended visit to their grandfather in Josephine County.
On Wednesday night of last week the young friends of John Moomaw gave him a surprise party at his home. Nearly all the young people of the neighborhood were in attendance, and they would be glad if such occasions would come oftener.
I unintentionally omitted to state in one of my former communications where I spoke of the arrival of Mrs. J. I. Geary, that her husband accompanied her. They are living on the place with her uncle, D. P. Mathews, having rented it for three years.
George Morine and family came in from Ft. Klamath last Sunday, and on Monday proceeded on their way to Table Rock, where they have relatives. They expect to remain in the valley about ten days. They report no snow in the route but plenty of mud.
Medford Mail, November 10, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.The farmers are all busy putting in their wheat.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Jas. Cline and her two little girls spent Sunday at our place.
T. E. Nichols took a fine load of beef cattle to Medford last week.
Mrs. Frank Brown was the guest of Miss Clara Rader last Sunday.
Frank Foster, one of our promising young men, made a trip to Trail last week.
Our cattle men are busy looking after their stock and getting ready for winter.
Mrs. Frank Lewis and two children went to Woodville last week to visit relatives.
Joseph Riley, who lives on the Linksweiler place, has been making some substantial improvements.
Miss Alice Klippel, of Medford, was in our town on business the first of last week. She was the quest of Mrs. McGee.
Our people were entertained by the traveling show of some kind last Friday night, but I am not able to report the character of the performance.
Mrs. W. R. Potter is very ill with inflammatory rheumatism, we are sorry to learn. Her husband, who is working in some mines on Elk Creek, was sent for Sunday.
John Bailey, of the Meadows, was in our town last week trying to dispose of some real estate and settling up some other business. He is connected in some way with the mail contract between here and Climax.
Mrs. Green, of Prospect, was visiting friends in our town last week. She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Pool to Medford last Saturday, where Mrs. Pool made the purchase of a fine range to be used in the culinary department of the Eagle Hotel.
On the first Sunday of this month Rev. Moomaw went west to the old school house to preach, thinking it was his day (his regular Sundays are the second and fourth), and some of the neighbors seeing him go, went also. As a result they had one more sermon that we people living in the country. He will preach next Sunday, the 19th, to the children, and we anticipate a good time.
Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Professors Haselton and Jonas. Prof. Haselton has been compelled to send a number of his pupils into the other department on account of being crowded, and this makes Mr. Jonas' room crowded. There is some talk of finishing up the second story to give more room. Prof. Jonas, one of our Eagle Point boys, is proving a success as a teacher. The pupils are all well pleased with him, and the entire community is proud of him.
Medford Mail, November 17, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.I am sorry to state that Donnie McGee, the eldest son of Oliver McGee, is quite low with typhoid fever.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
A. J. Florey, one of our leading business men, had the misfortune to lose a very valuable cow last week.
A daughter of Mrs. Taylor, who lives in the Emery house, accompanied by her two children, arrived last week from California in a visit.
Dr. Kirchgessner came in from Klamath County last week with a small bunch of cattle and a pack horse, stopping in Eagle Point for a short time to rest.
Mr. Bradney, recently from Klamath County, has moved into the Mike Forman property, owned by J. J. Fryer, until he can look around for a permanent location.
Mrs. R. L. Friend gave a rag-tacking party last Thursday night. The weather was so inclement that only a few attended, but those who did attend had a royal good time.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw gave one of his interesting talks to the children last Sunday. He had a good attendance as well as attention. He will preach next Sunday at the usual hour.
Mrs. A. M. Thomas has been making some noticeable changes on her place, rearranging her poultry yard and getting things in shape to go into the poultry business on a larger scale.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw and sons are still making substantial improvements on their place. They have recently added a large shed to their barn, so as to better protect their stock and wagons.
Mrs. Otis Murphy, recently from Klondike, came home with Mrs. Howlett last Saturday to spend a week or more with us. Her accounts of her of her travels in that far-off land of the midnight sun are truly interesting.
James Matney, one of the old pioneers of Jackson County, and for many years a resident of this neighborhood, was a pleasant caller on your Eagle Point correspondent one night last week. He is shaping his business to go to Washington to visit his children, a number of whom are living in that state. Mr. Matney says that he has tried Eastern Oregon and Washington, as well as the Willamette Valley, but has found no place that will compare with Jackson County. He is talking of purchasing property in Medford and settling down for the rest of his life.
Medford Mail, November 24, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Mattie Taylor is visiting friends in Medford.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. Friend made a trip to Medford on Thursday of last week.
Miss Bessie Brown returned last week from an extended visit with friends in Central Point.
David Cingcade and son, Thomas, were smiling on their friends in Eagle Point last Monday.
The continuous rains are interfering with the farmers while they are trying to put in their fall grain.
John Peiling is moving into the Courtwright place, and is also negotiating for the Courtney place on Reese Creek.
Walker Lewis has been putting up a shed on the Ralph Newman place, to be used as a stable for his Percheron horse.
Mrs. Howlett went to Medford last Saturday, remaining overnight with Mr. and Mrs. Levi Murphy. Mrs. Otis Murphy returned to Medford with her.
Mrs. Grace Cureton started last Friday to meet her mother in San Francisco. She has been stopping in Eagle Point with her sister, Mrs. R. L. Friend, during the summer.
George Brown and son have gone into the turkey business, having purchased a large number, dressed them and sent them to market to feed the thankful people on the 30th inst.
David Cingcade, our newly elected school director, has taken the oath of office and now we have a full board again; viz. A. J. Daley, J. M. Nichols and David Cingcade with J. A. Jonas as clerk.
The first of last week Rev. J. P. Moomaw purchased the old school house and the lot on which is stands, of J. J. Fryer, consideration $75, to be used for a meeting house for all denominations to preach in. He started with a subscription paper and up to last Sunday had secured $41.50. He went to Jacksonville, Medford, Talent and Ashland Monday to interview some of his friends on the subject. He wants to raise $100 so he can make some improvements on the building and fence the lot.
Medford Mail, December 1, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.The Antelope and Eagle Point football teams played a social game last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Ollie Weeber, another new arrival is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. John Smith.
Misses Myrtle Daley and Edna Charley were the guests of Ethel Compton last Sunday.
Mrs. W. J. Compton has organized a musical class and is meeting with considerable success.
Mr. Morris, son-in-law of Mrs. Taylor, has joined his family at Mrs. M.'s mother's and may remain all winter.
Last Sunday we had the pleasure of entertaining Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Moomaw, their son, Benjamin, and daughter, Virginia, Frank Foster and Perry McGee.
Geo Stevens and Lee Bradshaw have purchased the Compton thresher and Mr. Compton expects to leave for Washington soon to look for a location.
W. Pool had the frame of a barn erected and the roof all on, but when the recent wind storm came up the frame was too frail for the heavy roof and they collapsed.
Thanksgiving Day passed off very quietly in this neighborhood. Prof. Haselton gave a dinner and invited a few friends and they report having had a very pleasant time.
Miss Julia Ayres, who has been stopping with Grandma Evans for some time, has entered our school. There are quite a number of pupils now in attendance from outside districts.
Miss Mattie McGee and her brother, Charles, came up from their home in Josephine County last week for a visit with their brother, Oliver, and their niece Mrs. Boys, who recently arrived from Missouri.
Oliver McGee, who has been off for the past ten days looking after cattle, returned home Sunday evening. He reports good success. I am glad to state that his son, Don, who has been very low with typhoid fever, is slowly improving.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw expects to go to Eugene this week at attend to some church business and requests me to say in the Mail that he will not be here next Sunday to fill his appointment, but will be here on the fourth Sunday and preach a Christmas sermon.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw returned from his trip over the valley, where he has been soliciting aid to pay for and repair the old school house to be used for a church. He met with very good success and on Monday secured a deed for the house and lot. He expects to commence work immediately on the improvements.
A family who have been lured to North Dakota by advertisements of real estate agents write to a friend here that as soon as possible they are going to start for Jackson County, Oregon and asked that friend to secure them a house to move in on their arrival here. They say that fuel costs them $15 a month there, and further that a number of neighbors will come in the spring if they can sell their property, as they want to get out of that cold country.
Medford Mail, December 8, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Bradney has rented Thomas Coy's house for the winter.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. R. L. Friend was the guest of Mrs. Howlett on Wednesday of last week.
The soliciting committee on funds for the Christmas tree is holding up everyone and is meeting with much success.
The recent snow storm in the foothills has caused the cattlemen to begin to gather in their cattle and prepare for winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Nye and daughter, Miss Elsie, came in last Friday night and are the guests of A. J. Florey and family.
Jerry Heckathorn, who has been stopping at the Evans Creek springs for some time, returned home last week somewhat improved in health.
Miss Mattie Taylor spent Wednesday night of last week with us. Misses Dollie Nichols and Lottie Taylor were also callers during the week.
Dr. Hildebrand took his departure for California last Monday, so we are again without a physician. There is a good opening here for someone, a man with family being preferable.
Perry McGee has returned from his trip to his father's place, in Josephine County, where he had been to take his niece, Mrs. Boys. O. P. McGee's little daughter, Verna, returned with him.
Little Jack Florey, son of our postmaster, A. J. Florey, had the misfortune to be kicked on the face by a horse which another boy was riding. His face is badly bruised and fears are entertained that he will lose one of his eyes.
Quite a number of our citizens met at Pool's hall one night last week and took the preliminary steps toward having a Christmas tree on Christmas eve (Sunday night). The different committees were appointed and a program was arranged.
A. Pool has had carpenters at work putting in new stairs in the old Inlow hall and fixing up an upper room as a place for some kind of business. I am not prepared at present to say what the business will be, but it is rumored that there will be a saloon connected with it.
I had the pleasure of spending a short time in visiting our school last Monday forenoon. I first visited the primary department, under the management of Prof. Robert Jonas. His room was quite full of little ones, and they all seemed to be as intensely engaged as though their lives depended on their success. He has several pupils at the blackboard busily engaged in trying to master the science of numbers; while the ease with which he managed the school showed that he is the right man in the right place. I then visited Prof. Haselton's department, and found his room well filled and all busy. We may well feel proud of our school and have already learned that a good school is as good an advertisement for a town as can be found, except an advertisement in the Mail.
Medford Mail, December 15, 1899, page 5
EAGLE POINT.Everybody hereabouts appears to be in good health at present.
A little snow, rain and mud reminds us that Xmas is near at hand.
Our school is running in fine style, although I hear complaint that the new house leaks worse than the old one, but we will have it patched up in the near future.
Our Xmas tree promises to be a grand affair and all the children will be there to see old Santa. Coming on Sunday it gives everybody a chance to enjoy themselves with the little ones.
We were glad to learn that Capt. J. L. May and the boys of Co. B had named their post in honor of Gen. Lloyd Wheaton, for we served for 50 months in the same regiment with the General in "61 and 65," and imagine that we still hear his melodious voice ringing out above the din of battle. Brave! yes, all brave, Gen. Wheaton.
Dr. Hildebrand has shook the sticky from his feet and gone, as I understand, to California, but we are not left without ample medical protection for Dr. Madison is with us and he comes well recommended, having been in the life-saving business for over 30 years; and we have another fresh from school who has his diploma but is not registered yet but will soon attach the M.D. to his name.
The Eagle Point and Medford teams tried their skill at knocking each other in the mud on the Medford grounds on the 17th; when time was called the score stood Eagle Point 10, Medford 0. The Eagle Point boys speak in the highest praise of the treatment they received at the hands of the Medford team and have asked a return game on the 23rd on the Eagle Point grounds, which has met the approval of the Medford team.
There will be two games of football at Eagle Point on the 1st day of 1900. Eagle Point Jr. team will meet the Central Point Jr. team at 1 p.m. Also the Central Point Sr. team will meet the Eagle Point Sr. team on the Eagle Point grounds at 2:30 p.m. Yes, we will have lots of fun on that day. Let everybody come, for the day's sport will close with a grand ball at Pool's hall. Come boys, and if you cannot bring the other fellow's sister bring your own and perhaps you can exchange.
Valley Record, Ashland, December 21, 1899, page 4
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Inez Bradney has entered our school as a pupil.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grigsby, Dec. 17, '99, a son.
Joseph Riley is building a shed on the side of his new barn.
John Compton was doing business on our town last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Lewis were the guests of Frank Nichols last week.
Charley Terrill was interviewing his friends in Eagle Point last Monday.
Albert Beal, of Mt. Pitt precinct, was in our town last week visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lewis went to Medford last Saturday to interview Santa Claus.
A. Betz, an old and highly respected citizen, is quite ill. Dr. Madison is in attendance.
Mrs. C. Frank went to California last week to visit her brother, David Heckathorn, for a few days.
Joseph Rader and Jack Nichols started last Monday for the head of the valley to gather up their cattle.
David Cingcade has been improving his fence by putting in new posts and in some places new lumber.
Mr. Bradney has moved into the Thomas Coy house, and from now on will be a constant reader of the Mail.
Benj. Edmondson and his daughter, Miss Ora, passed through our town last Friday on their way to Medford.
John Williscroft has purchased of A. Pool a part of the old Inlow hall, situated opposite the Eagle Hotel, and is fitting it up for a saloon. L. B. Robbins is assisting in the carpenter work.
M. S. Wood, one of our enterprising farmers, is making panel fence so as to fence off a portion of his grain for the benefit of his pigs, thus saving cutting and threshing the grain and still feeding his pigs on good nutritious food.
Last week I put a notice in the Mail that our doctor had left here and there was an opening for another. The notice had hardly been printed before a sign was up at the Eagle Hotel announcing that Dr. F. R. Madison would fill the vacancy. I understand that he comes well recommended, and we wish him success.
A. Pool had been readjusting the foundation under the old hall, placing a solid rock foundation under it so as to make it safe to use for all purposes. The hall will be converted into a barn for the purpose of storing hay for his stable, and when the people want to have an entertainment or dance they will not be disturbed by the noise of the horses on the floor below.
Quite a number of our ball players went to Medford last Sunday to play a game with the Medford boys. The game stood Eagle Point 10, Medford 0. Everything passed off pleasantly and all hands had a good time. Arrangements have been made for the Medford team to come out to Eagle Point next Saturday and play a social game of football against our team. A very pleasant time is anticipated.
On Wednesday of last week Madames R. G. Brown and A. C. Howlett started on a soliciting expedition for the benefit of a poor widow lady living in our town. She was very much surprised when they drove up in the evening and unloaded 400 pounds of flour, a quantity of meat, canned and dried fruit, pickles, etc., and also gave her an order on the store, for all of which she showed evidence of her high appreciation by a flow of tears and was almost speechless with astonishment. I am authorized to say that the two ladies did not intentionally slight anyone but did not have time to call on all, but that they may hold themselves in readiness to be called on in the future.
Medford Mail, December 22, 1899, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Miss Hattie Dawson is on the sick list.
Born--Dec. 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morrison, a daughter.
H. Richardson, of Trail Creek, is attending circuit court as a juryman.
Mr. Messenger, of Ashland, is putting up a steam sawmill on Elk Creek.
Thomas Lawson has leased his stock ranch to Mr. Kerr, of Columbia County.
'Gene Richardson went to Medford Tuesday with a load of fine fat turkeys for sale.
Fred Inlow is in Medford on a land deal. He is now a prosperous real estate agent.
Mrs. Martin's family is reported to be improving. Julia is able to be up and Pearl is improving slowly.
Grass is growing fine, and stock is doing well. There has been no snow to speak of up to the present time.
Miss Etta Richardson, accompanied by Misses Bell and Nora Hall, visited Miss Grace Morrison Friday.
S. Wilson has gone to Siskiyou County, Calif., to hunt a new location where there will be better schools.
Wm. D. Howard, of Drews, is visiting relatives at Trail. He came down in October, buying several fine horses which he has for sale.
L. J. Marcks, of upper Trail, has his sawmill almost completed and will soon start in sawing up the timber he has purchased from J. G. Briscoe.
We are having more than our usual amount of rain at this time of the year. Trail Creek has been over the banks in some places three times in succession.
C. Swallow is over from Douglas County assisting in caring for the sick in Mrs. Martin's family. Mr. S. is an excellent nurse as well as a perfect gentleman.
Our school closed last month after a successful term of three months, taught by Miss Mattie Carter, who gave general satisfaction to both pupils and parents.
Medford Mail, December 22, 1899, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Alice Klippel, of Medford, was out here upon business last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mesdames Sinclair and Thomas were the guests of Mrs. Howlett on Wednesday of last week.
As we have had a merry Christmas, I wish your thousands of readers a happy New Year.
Mrs. A. M. Thomas has gone to the Umpqua Valley to visit her son-in-law, Mr. Conn, and family.
James M. Lewis and family and Frank Foster were the guests of your Eagle Point correspondent last Sunday.
Mr. Root and his sister, Mrs. Holter, and her two children, of Talent, are visiting friends and relatives in this locality.
Mr. Vestal's son, while playing at school, had the misfortune to break one of the bones in his leg, below the knee. Dr. Madison reduced the fracture and at last accounts the boy was doing well.
In some way there was a misunderstanding about the Medford boys coming out last Saturday to play football, so the two teams of Eagle Point, the "kid" team and the regular Eagle Point team, met and had quite an interesting game. Arrangements have been made for the two Central Point teams to come out on the first of January and play against our teams, the first game to be played at one o'clock p.m. and the other at 2:30 p.m. In the evening they expect to have a dance.
We had our Christmas tree entertainment last Sunday night and it was pronounced by competent judges a grand success. The tree was simply loaded with presents, a line reaching across the hall was hung full, and a large number of things, such as albums, guitars, dishes, etc., were arranged elsewhere. Mrs. J. K. Bell, of Brownsboro, a lady of much experience in such matters, remarked that the tree and surroundings were the most artistically arranged of any she had ever seen. The exercises opened with music--Grant Mathews, violin; Mrs. J. I. Geary, organ; and Geo. Brown, bass viol. Then came a short address by A. C. Howlett, followed by songs, recitations and instrumental music. The hall was crowded, and the very best of order was observed. Geo. Brown introduced a new character, Santa Claus, Jr., which greatly amused the children. As usual we had a splendid time, and one good feature was that nearly all of the pieces spoken by the children were appropriate of the occasion, and especially on Sunday night. There was a contribution of $18.15 to defray expenses, and as a result nearly everyone received something.
Medford Mail, December 29, 1899, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn were the guests of J. J. Fryer last Monday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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 Sinclair. 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. Sinclair'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.J. W. Compton started last Thursday for Hornbrook, Calif.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Givan, 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.Fine weather for farmers, rains, rains at night and most of next day.
Mr. Bradney, who has been quite sick with pleurisy. is on the way to recovery under the care of Dr. Madison.
Wm. Winkel killed a cougar last week that measured 13 feet from tip to tip. A nice size animal for killing calves and pigs.
I see that the assessment of our school district has shrunk from $48,000 in 1898 to $29,000 in 1899. Quite a shrinkage for only a mill tax.
The Eagle Point football team has just handed me a communication from the normal boys of Ashland declining the challenge the Eagle Point boys sent them some time ago and the Eagle Point team's reply to the same. I would ask that yon publish the same so that matters may be square.
Ashland, Ore., Jan. 11, 1900.Dear Eagle Point:--Your challenge comes too late, our team has disbanded for the season now; we couldn't get a game out of you, or anybody else to speak of, until all out of shape. Why don't you fellows play ball in daylight and not wait until the curtains are down on the season. Sorry we can't accommodate yon.
Yours in pigskin world,Eagle Point's reply:
O. B. TOUT, Ex-Manager.
Dear Normal Tout:--In reply to yours of the 11th, would state that our challenge to you was a week previous to your Waterloo at the hands of the Ashlanders, and allow me to assure you of our most sincere sympathy in your late crushing defeat. It will always be a source of bitter disappointment to us that you choose to play Ashland instead of Eagle Point, for we fellows thought we could have done the job as well. In reply to your facetious inquiry why we do not play football in daylight instead of waiting until the curtains are drawn for the season, we would say that our season is just now in full swing, the mud on Butte Creek being now of that consistency to ensure plenty of excitement in the game. You say in your last letter that you could not get a game out of us or anyone else to speak of until your team was all out of shape. From the way you have acquitted yourselves in your last games with Ashland and Eugene we should venture to surmise that you have never been in very good shape this season, also we understand that you had our challenge in your pocket at least one week before your last game. You also express your regret at not being able to give us a game; please do not lose any sleep on that account, in fact we owe you an apology for ever sending you a challenge, for after seeing your score with Ashland we would advise after you shall have your team put in shape, that you keep in your class, and try Medford or Central Point and if you could procure a coach from Gold Hill we think that would improve your style of playing. We saw in the Record that you had put yourselves on a physical culture diet; now to better your shape and give you better wind, we would advise that you try sowbelly and beans and you will surprise your admirers in a very short time. And now dear abnormal, we would advise that next season when you are in shape you challenge the Eagle Point jr. school team.
Sincerely yours, E.P.F.B.T.8o much for the boys; we will let them rest for the time.
THAT IS NOW.
We understand that the Eagle Point team has sent a challenge to the Ashland team for a game in the near future. Hope the boys will have a chance to roll in the mud.
Valley Record, Ashland, January 18, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jake Hartman has rented part of the Thos. Coy residence and moved thereto.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Mr. and Mrs. A. Betz were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown one night last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Miss Mattie Taylor was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Terrill last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Hon. S. A. Carlton was over shaking with the boys the past week.
Come boys, don't fail to register, for this is going to be a great year in politics according to the "Free Press."
W. C. Daley was down from Lake Creek last week and reports stock doing well; but we were sorry to learn that Mrs. Daley was no better.
A. J. Florey has received the registration blanks for Eagle Point, Big Butte and Lake Creek precincts, and is now prepared to make the ordinary American citizen a legal voter.
The Eagle Point football team talk of making up a purse of $250 and then challenging any team north of Roseburg for a match game, as they were unable to get a game in Southern Oregon.
Brother Cole from near Portland is carrying on a series of meetings in the Point and is creating quite an interest among the people. We are glad to have him here and hope his stay may be long among us.
Some of our Eagle Point critics have been putting some of what they thought to be unanswerable questions to Brother Cole but he answers them and never misses a cog to the discomfort of the questioner.
The farmers have commenced plowing and some are now sowing grain and in two weeks from now grain sowing on Butte Creek will be a thing of the past. Roads are in a fair condition, much better than is usual this time in the year.
Valley Record, Ashland, February 8, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.We had the pleasure of the company of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Friend on Thursday on last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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 Ayres, Bessie Brown, Myrtle Daley, Tavie, Hattie and Agnes Howlett, Messrs. Earl Taylor, Wilbur 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.Miss Alta Wood was the guest of Mrs. J. M. Lewis last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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 Pearce, 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, Wilbur 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,Florey is doing a rushing business these days registering the voters of this section.
Farmers are about through sowing their grain and some are plowing summer fallow.
Lee Black a few days ago killed the largest panther of the season, 13-3 from tip to tip.
Mrs. Maud Stickel of Medford is visiting friends at Eagle Point. We are always glad to see Maud.
Lee Edmondson was down a few days ago from Mt. Pitt district to have Squire Florey make him a legal voter.
Mrs. Gus Nichols of Lake Creek, we learn, is quite sick. We would be glad to hear of her speedy recovery.
Brother Cole, who has been conducting a series of meetings at this place, has been on the sick list for the past week with la grippe.
Everybody contented in this section except a few who are looking for office. They are around shaking with the boss.
Stockmen around here think the winter over, for I see must of them are driving their stock to the hills where there is plenty of feed.
D. P. Mathews, who has been quite sick for several months, has gone to San Francisco to see what can be done for him there as the doctors here were unable to cure him.
The party given at the Reese Creek school house on the 16th inst., for the purpose of raising money to repair the school house, was a grand success. There was about $25 added to the treasury receipt.
There is a great deal of dissatisfaction among the voters over here with the way our county court has cut up the voting precincts. If they had consulted any schoolboys they might have got the precincts in better shape.
Prof. Haselton closed his term of school on the 16th with a matched game of baseball between members of his school. Nine of the young ladies played against nine small boys. The tally stood 37 for the boys and 35 for the young ladies.
Valley Record, Ashland, February 22, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Ed. Simons and family were visiting Mrs. Geo. W. Daley last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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 Ayres, 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.A son of Mr. McCulloch arrived here last Sunday from Southern California.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.John Ashpole has had a neat porch built to his house.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.Harry Inlow is breaking his Shetland pony to ride.
Henry Gordon passed through Trail one day last week.
Work at the fish hatchery, near Sam'l. Geary's place, is progressing finely.
As Fred Inlow was going up to O. J. Willard's one day this week, he met an immense wildcat in the trail. He had his fine hunting dog with him, but the cat managed to escape.
Miss Mattie Briscoe is visiting her parents after an absence of several months.
J. R. Morrison and family, of Sams Valley, were visiting relatives and friends at Trail this week.
We are having more rain than we want, as the ground is too wet to finish putting in the crops that were not put in last fall.
L. J. Marks has his sawmill about completed, and will soon be sawing a fine grade of lumber, as he has some of the finest timber in the county.
La grippe is prevalent here, the families of Mrs. S. E. Inlow, J. G. Briscoe and Arthur Morrison, as well as several others, being afflicted at present.
Mr. Messenger, of Ashland, passed through Trail this week with a four-horse wagonload of supplies and material for his sawmill on Elk Creek.
Mrs. Dora Lynch has been engaged to teach our school this year. Mrs. Lynch is one of the best teachers in the state. We hope to have a full school.
Quite a number of men are being worked in the mines on Elk Creek. We understand that parties from New York City have bonded several of the mines.
Simpson Wilson and family intend to start for Henley, Calif., as soon as the roads are better, Mr. Wilson having a good position as carpenter in the mines there.
J. L. Ragsdale is delivering a fine quality of baled hay to the Trail feed stable. The supply of hay here has been short for some time, which makes it very inconvenient for the traveling public, but from now on there will be plenty of hay as well as other accommodations for the travelers.
Medford Mail, March 9, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. R. L. Friend was in Medford last Saturday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Givan, 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. Sinclair 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,Medford Mail, March, 16, 1900, page 5
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 are o'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.
Brownsboro Items.Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Farlow, of Lake Creek, visited relatives here Sunday.
Chester Miller, of Ashland, spent a few days last week visiting relatives here and at Big Butte.
J. A. Miller, while assisting in driving posts last week, received a lick on the hand from the maul, inflicting a severe injury.
At the recent school meeting, Jas. Bell was elected directory for a three years' term and Mrs. Olive Bell reelected clerk by acclamation.
Benj. Edmondson, of Big Butte, was in town Thursday. It was his son, Ben, instead of himself who cut his foot, as stated in last week's paper.
Mrs. Robt. Alexander arrived Saturday from Washington. She is visiting her cousin, L. C. Charley, and family at present and will also visit with other relatives while out.
Loren Obenchain, who has been in Montague for the past several months, returned home to Big Butte Monday. He had the misfortune to break his leg a few months ago, from which he had just recovered.
An entertaining program will be rendered by the Literary Society of the Brownsboro school Friday afternoon, March 23rd, at the school house. The county superintendent will be with us and he hopes all the patrons of the school as well as all other friends will be present as he wishes to meet them and give an educational talk. All are cordially invited. Chris Edler, President.
Medford Mail, March 16, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Clara Rader has had a new picket fence put around her yard.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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 Ollie 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
Brownsboro Items.E. J. Mills made a business trip to the county seat last week.
Mrs. Robert Alexander left Monday for a visit with relatives in Ashland.
Miss Maggie Sidley, of Lake Creek, is carrying the mail during the absence of her brother, Mike, the past week.
J. A. Miller, R. H. Bradshaw and Mike Sidley are in company with, and are assisting, the surveying party on the ditch line between Lake Creek and Medford.
Mr. M. M. Montgomery, after a visit in the valley, returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clagg, of Butte Creek.
Geo. Daley, of Eagle Point, visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Daley, of Lake Creek, Saturday and Sunday.
We are sorry to say that Mrs. Gus Nichols, of North Butte, is still in very poor health, being obliged to go to Medford last week for medical treatment.
Medford Mail, March 23, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Conn, who has been stopping with her mother for some time, returned to her home near Roseburg on Tuesday of last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Frank Manning, the Leeds postmaster, was in town last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.The rain of the past few days was quite beneficial to late-sown grain.
Judge O. J. Willard is at the post office every Saturday to attend to the registering of voters.
We have no sickness now in our neighborhood, since all those afflicted with la grippe have recovered.
W. D. Howard, of Beagle, and Fred Inlow, of Trail, have gone to Harney County, where they will remain until fall. Mr. Howard intends bringing a number of fined horses with him when he returns.
Geo. Owings, of Wilderville, Josephine County, has rented the Trail property from Mrs. S. E. Inlow, and will conduct a hotel, as well as a feed stable. Mr. Owings has had considerable experience in this line of business, also in the mercantile business, in which he will engage in a short time. This is a good location for a hotel and feed stable, it being one day's travel from all points on the railroad in the Rogue River Valley.
Last Friday evening Miss May Wilson and Fred Inlow gave a "hard times" party at the residence of S. Wilson, which was pronounced a very enjoyable affair by both old and young. A luncheon, consisting of coffee, cake, pie, roast meat, etc., was served at twelve o'clock. There were about forty present, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lynch, Misses Allie and Mattie Carter, Nellie Welch, Lillie and Rena Macklin, Mamie Godfrey, Docia Martin, Hattie and Rena Dawson, Madge Owings, May and Maggie Wilson, Messrs. Jasper Hannah, Ed and John Foster, Elton and Warren Raimey, Ed and Willie Welch, Fred and Harvey Inlow.
Medford Mail, April 6, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Cline has moved into the Emery house, recently vacated by Mrs. Taylor.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Givan 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
Brownsboro Items.R. Wright, of Big Butte, was trading in town Saturday.
Miss Nora Charley is spending a few days with Mrs. Geo. Nichols, of Lake Creek.
W. J. Freeman, of Central Point, accompanied by Mr. Steel, of Independence, made a business trip to this vicinity Friday.
Mrs. W. C. Daley, of Lake Creek, called on friends in town while on her way to visit her son, George Daley, of Eagle Point.
Mrs. J. D. Culbertson, of Lake Creek, accompanied by Miss Sophia Ratrie, made a pleasant visit with relatives here Saturday.
George Brown made a very pleasant visit to his mother and friends here Saturday and Sunday. He returned Monday to school at the normal, where he is well pleased.
Medford Mail, April 13, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Riley were in Medford last Saturday on business.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.Arthur Morrison made a trip to Evans Creek last week.
Stock is doing well this spring, there being plenty of grass.
Mrs. S. E. Inlow visited with Mrs. H. Richardson Sunday.
The frosts of the past week have killed most of the early fruit.
E. D. Briscoe passed through Trail recently on his return from Medford.
T. B. Dawson and family have returned to their homestead on Trail Creek.
Simpson Wilson and family expect to start for California in a few days to reside, Mr. Wilson having bought property at Henley.
H. Richardson is going into the sorghum business more extensively this year that ever before, having about fifteen acres prepared and mostly planted.
Tommy Wilson is ill this week and unable to attend school, which is to be regretted, as we are having an excellent school with a good attendance this spring.
United States Fish Commissioners Downing and Carter stopped at the Trail House Sunday night. Mr. Owings, proprietor of the house, is doing a good business.
Medford Mail, April 20, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Aaron Wyland was the guest of Jos. Rader last Sunday night.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Brownsboro Items.Jas. Stewart, of Medford, called on relatives in town Sunday.
Geo. Towne, of Phoenix, called in town Monday, while on his return from accompanying his sister, Miss Nellie, to Lake Creek, where she will teach the coming summer.
W. H. Rumley, a pioneer of 1870, visited friends in this vicinity Monday.
J. A. Miller and family are spending a few weeks at their mountain home at Pool Hill.
Miss Donna Bell left Saturday for Mountain View district, where she began a term of school Monday.
Miss Carrie Sackett passed through town Monday on her way to South Butte, where she will soon begin teaching.
Mrs. W. H. Bradshaw, of Lake Creek, is spending a few days with her son, Lee, who runs the old home place here, and also visiting her daughters, Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Terrill.
Medford Mail, April 27, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.O. P. McGee has been putting up a new partition fence on the old Simon place.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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 Sinclair.
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
Brownsboro Items.Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Howard visited friends in town Thursday.
E. H. Tucker sold some fine beef steers at $35 per head a few days since.
Charles and Lorane Obenchain, of Big Butte, were visitors in our Sunday school last Sunday.
Delbert Terrill is among the la grippe sufferers this week. J. R. Bell is improving.
Miss Mattie Hockersmith and Charles True, of Griffin Creek, were guests of J. R. Bell and family, on May 1st.
Stock men are riding and gathering up their cattle, which the sold some time ago, and will deliver in a few days.
T. B. Hayes, of Big Butte, after a short but severe illness of la grippe, and other complications, died at the family residence May 1st. He leaves a wife, one daughter and four sons to mourn his death. The interment was made in the Perry cemetery, near home. Kind friends here extend tokens of sympathy to the bereaved family.
Medford Mail, May 11, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.R. G. Brown and family were visiting the family of S. A. Carlton last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.W. W. Miller, of Ashland, was in town Saturday and Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
J. Rogers, of Sams Valley, was the guest of Mrs. E. Sinclair 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.Miss Elsie Nye, of Flounce Rock, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. A. J. Florey.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Wm. Holmes and family, of Central Point, spent Sunday here.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Briscoe made a trip to Medford last week on business.
(Crowded out last week.)
Charlie Briscoe and Robert Dawson were visiting with Harvey Inlow Sunday.
Mr. Owings, of Trail, has quite a nice stock of goods on hand now and seems to be doing a good business.
J. L. Ragsdale, the Trail Creek nimrod, had the good fortune to kill three panthers; one measured eight feet and the other two seven feet each.
Our school is progressing nicely. The teacher, Miss Dora Lynch, and her pupils gave an interesting entertainment last Friday which was very much enjoyed by those in attendance.
Mrs. G. W. Owings and daughter, Madge, accompanied by several young people of the neighborhood, spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. F. Hunter, of the Elk Creek hatchery, and all seemed to have enjoyed their visit very much.
Dr. Ray, of Gold Hill, and his brother, from New York City, accompanied by several other prominent gentlemen, stopped at Trail one night last week on their way to the Elk Creek mines and Crater Lake, as well to other prominent parts of Southern Oregon.
Medford Mail, June 8, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. W. B. Officer was visiting he family of S. A. Carlton last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.Harvey Inlow is visiting his friend, Charlie Briscoe, of upper Trail.
Arthur Morris has purchased a new mower of Mr. Freeman, of Central Point.
Mrs. Harvey Richardson is being visited by a sister from Ohio, whom she had not seen for twenty-seven years.
Charlie and Dan. Foelos are still clearing land. They are very industrious and are sure to prosper in Southern Oregon.
G. W. Owings has had several acres of hay cut at the mouth of Trail Creek that is said to average more than two tons to the acre.
Rev. A. Buchanan, of Roseburg, father of Mrs. Geo. Lynch, preached two able sermons Sunday at the Trail school house. There were more in attendance at both services than could be seated in the house. A basket dinner was served at 12 o'clock.
Miss Mary Dawson, of Central Point, is visiting friends on Trail Creek before commencing her school on upper Elk Creek. Miss Dawson taught the Trail school last spring and made many friends while here. She is the guest of Mrs. Bertha Morrison.
Married--At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Dawson, May 29, 1900, J. L. Ragsdale and Miss Hattie Dawson, O. J. Willard officiating. The wedding was a quiet affair only a few friends and relatives being present. A delicious supper was served after which the guests returned to their homes with many wishes for the future happiness of the happy couple.
Mrs. Dora Lynch, with the pupils and patrons of the school, held a picnic on the 30th of May. After decorating several graves they all marched to the grove, on the river, above the post office, where a bountiful lunch was spread and partaken of by one and all. Speaking, songs, dialogues and other amusements were indulged in and all returned to their homes well satisfied with the day's enjoyment.
Medford Mail, June 15, 1900, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Jos. Mayham has driven his sheep to Canoochin [Kanutchan] Gulch for summer range.
Geo. Nichols was in town Saturday having blacksmithing done, preparatory to the haying season.
Mrs. E. V. Osborne is quite ill. She received an injury a few days ago which is thought to be the cause of her present suffering.
Friends and relatives were glad to welcome Miss Annie McDonald last Friday evening. She came on a visit after spending two years in San Francisco.
Chester Snyder, of Indian Territory, paid a visit to his cousin, Sam Randles, of Lake Creek, last week. Mr. Snyder was also looking for a home location in this vicinity.
Miss May Millsap, teacher of upper Big Butte, and Miss Nellie Towne, teacher of Lake Creek, were the guests of Miss Donna Bell, who visited at home Sunday. As all three young ladies were students at the normal last winter they had quite a pleasant meeting.
Medford Mail, June 15, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Laura Nichols visited at Mr. Fryer's last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Miss Etta Wilson closed her school at this place last Friday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Born--On June 24, 1900, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols, a daughter.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Brownsboro Items.Wm. Gregory, of Central Point, was in this vicinity last week buying hogs.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, of Burns, were smiling on friends in town Sunday.
Ira Tungate, of Big Butte, having resigned the census work in the adjoining district, Geo. Churchman, of Ashland, is completing the same.
M. Mull, of Mtn. View, accompanied by his mother, called in town Monday while on his way to the valley. Mrs. Mull will be the guest of Mrs. F. Peil, of Big Sticky, for a few days.
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.Timmie Dugan started his header last Monday on the old Fryer farm.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Big Butte Items.
(Received too late for last week.)Benj. Fredenburg was in the valley this week on business.
C. C. Wilkins, of Eagle Point, is here visiting relatives.
C. B. and E. Hayes were on Little Butte transacting business one day this week.
Benj. Beall, one of Central Point's most successful farmers, made Big Butte a business visit this week.
We are glad to note that Mrs. Benj. Fredenburg, who has been quite sick for the past few weeks, is slowly improving.
Farmers are busy with their hay this week. There is considerable gain over last year's crop in this section of the country.
Medford Mail, July 20, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Lottie Brown is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. H. Carlton.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.Trail vicinity is almost depopulated, so many have gone to Klamath to harvest.
Ira Dawson has gone to Klamath to harvest.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale have gone to Klamath County.
Jesse Richardson is spending the summer at Ft. Jones, Calif.
Frank Hammond took some fine fat goats to Jacksonville last week.
Miss Addie Weaver is at Eagle Point, with her aunt, who is very ill.
Mrs. Inlow and son, Harvey, visited relatives in Sams Valley last week.
Geo. Weeks is building a neat residence on his farm, two miles above Trail.
School has closed and Mrs. Lynch has gone to Ft. Klamath to spend a couple of months.
People going to Klamath County should go by the way of Trail and avoid the big engine.
G. W. Owings made a trip to Medford last week for goods and to Eagle Point for flour and feed.
Ed. and Johnnie Foster are working in the saw mill at Prospect. Trail friends miss their smiling faces.
Geo. Weeks landed a 40-pound salmon with a fly hook one day last week. Geo. knows how to handle them.
We had preaching at the Trail school house, Sunday, July 15th, by Rev. Starmer, who is quite an able speaker.
Miss Marie Dawson was down from Elk Creek Saturday and visited over Sunday with J. G. Briscoe and family.
Geo. Owings' brother, from Eastern Oregon, is spending the summer here and expects to locate in Southern Oregon.
Mr. Clark and daughter, of Medford, are stopping at the Geo. Justus place, while George and wife are in Klamath County.
Arthur Morrison and Tom Dawson have gone to Klamath County, where they have a contract for putting up 300 tons of hay for Jas. Gordon.
The hatchery will soon be in operation, as the salmon are beginning to run. Extensive improvements are being made on the hatchery buildings.
Medford Mail, July 27, 1900, page 6
Big Butte Items.Mrs. Emma Baker visited with Mrs. L. Hayes last Thursday.
There will be church at the McKee school house next Sunday, July 29th.
Mrs. Wm. Perry and Miss Madgie Wright have been sick for the past few days.
Thos. Fredenburg has been hauling lumber this week for Olson, the sawmill man.
Benj. Fredenburg and family will start soon for a couple of weeks' stay at the soda springs on Little Butte.
Many pleasure seekers from the valley are spending their vacations at different places of resort in our beautiful mountains.
Quite a number of our boys have gone to Summer Lake to work during haying, among whom were W. A. Beall, Kirt and Jasper Tungate.
By carelessness of some campers, fire broke out near the Kelley ranch last week. After a few hours of hard fighting the flames were subdued, however, and little damage was done.
M. Hall and Sam'l. Hutchison spent a few days at Twin Lakes last week. During their absence from camp one day their camp fire broke out, burning up all their bedding and one of their saddles.
One day last week a gun was accidentally discharged at Rancherie and the load struck one of the women in the foot. Dr. Parker was called and dressed the wound, which proved to be only a flesh wound.
While E. Hayes was branding some cattle one day last week, one of the cows introduced herself in the way of inserting her horns in the crown of his pants and convincing him that there is a difference between a low and a high altitude.
Medford Mail, July 27, 1900, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Our daughter Tavia is the guest of Miss Lottie Brown this week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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 Ollie 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.Mrs. E. Pool has been visiting her relatives in Mt. Pitt precinct.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Pearce, 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. Pearce, 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.Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton went to the soda springs last week for an outing.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Sinclair, 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 Givan and family, Mr. Givan, 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
Brownsboro Items.G. E. Stevens is again hauling timbers. He intends soon to commence building his barn.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nichols and H. T. Lyon, of Mountain View, were in town during the past week.
Miss Donna Bell opened school again Monday in the Mountain View district, after a two months' vacation.
Mr. Dahack was in town Tuesday looking after a carpenter, as he is ready to begin the building of his new house.
Miss Sophie Ratria, of Lake Creek, is spending a few days the guest of Miss Mabel Bell and visiting other friends in the vicinity.
A merry party, consisting of J. A. Miller and family and relatives and a friend from Portland, returned from the Dead Indian Springs Monday. They report having had a most delightful time.
Medford Mail, August 17, 1900, page 3
Big Butte Items.Ira Tungate contemplates going to Ashland soon.
Mrs. Emma Baker has gone to Medford for a few weeks' stay.
Benj. Fredenburg is doing some good work on our roads this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hall were the guests of Mrs. L. Hayes one day this week.
Joe Kelley, of Medford, was among us this week looking after the interest of his ranch here.
Mrs. E. Pool, of Eagle Point, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tungate, this week.
John Chambers, Big Butte's popular blacksmith, is now employed at Chas. Pierce's lumber camp on Big Butte.
John Daley, of Eagle Point, and two other gentlemen were looking at our timber land this week with a view of locating.
Medford Mail, August 17, 1900, page 5
Trail Creek Items.S. T. Owings made a flying trip to Medford last week.
(Received too late for last week.)
Rattlesnakes are quite plentiful in the mountains this season.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale have returned home from Klamath County.
H. Richardson is hauling cedar posts from W. W. Willits' place this week.
Mrs. S. Murray and children, of Medford, are visiting Mrs. Murray's brother, Harvey Richardson, and family.
Mrs. J. G. Briscoe and Miss Helen Holtan spent Saturday and Sunday visiting relatives and friends on Long Branch.
Rev. Starmer and family, of Roseburg, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Briscoe this week. Rev. Starmer preached at the Trail school house Sunday.
Mrs. S. E. Inlow and son, Harvey, are assisting Miss Madge Owings with the work at the post office and Trail House during the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Owings.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale have gone to the blackberry patch on the Umpqua divide. They were accompanied by Miss Brena Dawson, sister of Mrs. Ragsdale.
Mr. Edwards, a son-in-law of Mr. Zell, of Prineville, had taken up a homestead on the west fork of Trail Creek, and has moved into it. He and his family are welcomed by all to this neighborhood.
Mrs. Harvey Richardson, Mrs. S. E. Inlow, Miss Madge Owings, Miss Etta Richardson, Harvey Inlow and several others from this neighborhood expect to start in a few days for Crater Lake and the huckleberry patch, to be gone ten days or two weeks.
Rev. G. W. Black and family of Burns, Harney County, have been visiting with Mrs. Black's sister, Mrs. G. W. Owings, of the Trail House. They, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Owings, are now visiting in Josephine County with Rev. and Mrs. A. Brown, parents of the two ladies.
Medford Mail, August 17, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Ethel Stewart, of Nevada, is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. R. G. Brown.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.Mrs. Levi Dawson is on the sick list this week.
Operations will commence at the hatchery next Monday.
Miss Lulu and Charley Briscoe are visiting friends at Eagle Point.
Isaac Willard hauled his wool to Jacksonville this week.
G. W. and S. T. Owings made a business trip to Woodville this week.
Mrs. Oliver Robertson, who has been quite ill, is improving in health, we are glad to learn.
Olive Weaver and family passed through Trail Saturday on their way to the berry patch.
Wm. Nichols came down from the mountains recently. He reports that his sheep are doing well.
Wm. Owen and family, of Central Point, passed through Trail Saturday morning en route to Crater Lake.
The whistle at L. J. Marks' sawmill now arouses the sleeping Trail Creekers and causes them to think they are in a city.
Geo. Lynch and family have returned from Klamath County, and Mrs. Lynch will commence teaching the Trail school about September 1st.
Huckleberries and Crater Lake are the watchwords nowadays. The mountains are full of people in search for pleasure and berries and they say Crater Lake is just the place to find them.
Miss Abbie Griffin, of Woodville, has been visiting Miss Madge Owings. She accompanied a party, consisting of Mrs. S. E. Inlow and son, Harvey, Mrs. Harvey Richardson and daughter and Miss Madge Owings, to Crater Lake.
Medford Mail, August 24, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.George McCulloch returned from the soda springs last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.Mr. Fidler and sons, of Applegate, are at Trail for a hunting and fishing outing.
Mrs. S. E. Inlow expects to move to Beagle to send her son, Harry, to school this winter.
Jesse Richardson has returned from California, and his many friends welcome him back.
The Trail huckleberry party has returned and report lots of berries and the lake a grand sight.
John Griffin and family, of Woodville, Sundayed at Trail, on their way to the huckleberry patch.
They are catching some fine fish at the hatchery now and campers are ready and waiting for each finny beauty.
Sam Bennett and family, of Medford, passed through Trail Sunday on their way from the berry patch, with a fine lot of huckleberries.
Mr. and Mrs. Schermerhorn, Miss Alta and Dolph Naylor, of Medford, stopped at Trail Sunday evening on their way to the berry patch.
G. W. and S. T. Owings have taken their hogs to Woodville to fatten them for market. They expect to go into the hog business quite extensively.
Dr. J. Townsend, A. J. Bellows, P. Benedict and T. W. Woolley, all prominent men of Roseburg, were at Trail last week on their way from the lake, and report a very pleasant trip. They came over the Umpqua divide, which could be made one of the best mountain roads in the country if Douglas and Jackson counties would appropriate a few hundred dollars.
Medford Mail, August 31, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Edith Cranfill, of Medford, visited the family of T. E. Nichols last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Dr. W. B. Officer, of Grass Valley, Calif., arrived in Eagle Point last week.
Mesdames Arglee 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
Big Butte Items.
(Received too late for last week.)A. Nichols, of Little Butte, was among us this week.
C. Tungate, who has been over at Ft. Klamath for the past two months, returned home Monday.
E. Hayes, of this place, met with a slight accident last week while camping in the mountains, by falling into a camp fire.
Several people were in this locality last week looking for timber claims, among whom were Frank Nichols, J. Grover, E. Pool and Mr. Ringer, of Eagle Point.
A good many people from here have gone to the huckleberry patch. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Beale, George Beale, and daughter, Mrs. Allie Foley, of Gold Hill, and Mrs. Frank Tungate and daughter, Ollie.
Messrs. George Woody, George and Amos Bish, A. Anderson and O. Stinson, who have been up at Blue Canyon for a few weeks' outing, returned home Monday. They reported having caught over two hundred fine trout.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H. Fredenburg celebrated their wedding by giving a dance at the Pierce lumber camp, on Big Butte, on Friday night, August 24th. There was a large number in attendance and all reported having a good time.
Medford Mail, September 7, 1900, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Ira Dawson has gone to the hop yard.
D. W. Pence made a flying trip to Medford Monday.
J. L. Ragsdale is building a new kitchen to his house.
Harvey Richardson made a trip to Central Point last week.
Miss Mary Irwin visited with Miss Madge Owings last week.
Miss Abbie Griffin spent a couple of days with Miss Mary Irwin last week.
Ed. Briscoe, Henry Hill and the Oliver boys have returned from Klamath County.
United States Fish Commissioner Carter was at the hatchery several days last week on business.
Arthur Morrison and family have returned from Klamath County and report a very pleasant trip.
Miss Susie Homes closed a very successful term of school in the Gordon district last week. Miss Homes made many friends during her short stay on Rogue River.
Will Piening was called to Grants Pass last week to the bedside of his brother, Gus, who was dangerously ill.
Dr. Moore, of Los Angeles, is at the Trail House waiting for friends to return from an outing in Klamath County and Crater Lake.
Henry Gordon stopped at the Trail House last Wednesday night. He had a fine bunch of beef with him which he was taking to Gold Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McCall, of Ashland, were at the Trail House over Sunday, Mr. M. having been called to the hatchery to do some surveying.
Married--At the Trail House, Sept. 3, 1900, by Justice of the Peace O. J. Willard, Mr. Geo. Phillips and Miss Alice Watkins. Those present were G. W. Owings and family, Miss Abbie Griffin, of Woodville, and Dr. Moore, of Los Angeles. The bride was very tastefully dressed in pure white and the groom in a becoming suit of black. Their many friends wish them a long and happy life. They will make their future home in Gold Hill.
Medford Mail, September 7, 1900, page 3
Brownsboro Items.M. E. Cox, of Big Butte, is attending camp meeting in Medford for a few days.
J. W. Slinger and party passed through town Sunday on their return from Crater Lake.
Messrs. Roberts and O'Neil, of Medford, are in our vicinity again for recreation and pleasure.
Miss Lizzie Ferguson returned to Medford Sunday, after successfully completing a term of school in the Big Butte district.
Terrill & Charley brought in their machine last Friday evening for the close of their threshing season. The Bradshaw machine was brought in a few days sooner.
Mrs. Effie Seaman and family returned to Talent Wednesday, after spending about two weeks visiting with the families of her brothers, Charles and Delbert Terrill.
Medford Mail, September 7, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Lottie Taylor is visiting in Central Point.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Trailings.Miss Lottie Clark is visiting her uncle, Harvey Richardson.
Mr. Richardson is making a large quantity of fine sorghum molasses now.
Quite a number of people from this vicinity attended the big circus at Medford.
Fred Inlow has returned home from Drewsey, bringing some fine horses with him.
Miss Addie and Newton Weaver, who have been ill, are improving, we are glad to learn.
J. L. Ragsdale and Wm. Cushman have been hauling cane to Mr. Richardson's mill this week.
Judge Sterry and party, of Los Angeles, are at the hatchery for a few days' fishing and hunting.
Miss Abbie Griffin has returned to her home at Woodville after a month's visit with Miss Madge Owings.
John Vincent and family and Mrs. Jackson, of Sams Valley, have been visiting at Levi Dawson's the past week.
Dr. Moore, of Los Angeles, spent a week at the Trail House, and expressed himself as being highly pleased with his few days of recreation and rest.
Medford Mail, September 14, 1900, page 5
Big Butte Items.J. Bellows was up from the valley last week.
Wm. McKee and C. Higinbotham returned home Saturday from a few days' outing in the mountains.
Charles Obenchain returned home last week from Klamath County, where he has been for the past few weeks.
Thos. Fredenburg's family have all been sick with the measles, but all are getting along nicely at this writing.
J. Tungate returned home Monday from Summer Lake. He reports wages good in that section. Farmers paid $2 per day during haying and men were hard to get at that price.
The school on upper Big Butte has commenced again under the leadership of Miss Mae Millsap, of Ashland. The attendance is small owing to so many having gone to the huckleberry patch.
Wm. Chambers, of this place, met with a serious accident recently while riding after some stock. His horse fell on him, breaking one of his legs between the knee and ankle. Dr. Cole, of Eagle Point, reduced the fracture.
Medford Mail, September 14, 1900, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Wm. McCray and party are out again on their surveying work in this vicinity.
Elmer Boardman, accompanied by Ira Tungate, of Big Butte, spent Saturday night in town.
Miss Bessie Conde, who has been visiting here for the past three weeks with friends, returned to Medford last Wednesday.
Several families of our community and also from Lake Creek and Big Butte attended the Ringling Bros.' circus in Medford Monday. 'Tis needless to say they were well pleased.
Miss Marie Cottrell, accompanied by her brother, George, made a business trip to this vicinity last Wednesday. They were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Charley while over.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Pech died very suddenly and with apparent little illness Saturday morning. The grief-stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community. The interment was made in the home graveyard Sunday.
Medford Mail, September 14, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Rachel Allen, of Big Butte, is spending a few weeks with Mrs. Howlett.
BY A. C. 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. Sinclair and N. J. Frary are visiting their brother, D. S. J. Pearce, 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
Trail Creek Items.Miss Docia Martin made a flying trip to Medford this week.
G. T. Owings, of Woodville, is visiting his uncle, G. W. Owings.
School is progressing nicely under the able management of Mrs. Lynch.
Mr. Mathews, of Colorado, has been at the Trail House the past week looking for land to take up.
A party of Portland sports were at the Trail House Sunday, en route to Elk Creek for a hunt with Sam Geary, our noted sportsman.
O. J. Willard and son, Isaac, and family have moved to Shasta County, Calif., to permanently reside. Their many friends wish them success in their new home.
Klamath County people are commencing to come to Medford for winter supplies, and they say the road down Rogue River is much better than by way of Ashland.
Dr. Moore and party have returned to Los Angeles. This is the doctor's fourth summer outing in the hills of Southern Oregon, and he greatly prefers them to the southern seaports.
The people of Trail bought an acre of ground from Mrs. Laura Dawson for the purpose of a graveyard. Deed was made out and acknowledged by our new justice, Carl Skyrman.
Five hundred fine beeves are on the road to Medford from Klamath County to be shipped. The owner, a Roseburg man, was taken violently ill at Crater Lake, from eating canned peaches, and arrived at Trail late Saturday night. G. W. Owings took him on to Gold Hill for medical treatment, and it is hoped that the result will not be serious.
Medford Mail, September 21, 1900, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Geo. Brown & Sons have had a new roof put on their warehouse.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.J. J. Fryer and family went to Rogue River last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Arglee 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, Sinclair 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.Emanuel Pool put up a new barn on his place in Eagle Point last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Mr. Knighton, of Trail, has moved into the Fryer house, near the ford on Butte Creek.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Arglee 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.Mrs. John Baker has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Emanuel Pool.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Sinclair 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
Big Butte Items.Born--On October 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hayes, a son.
There are a good many hunters in the mountains now and quite a number of deer are being killed.
J. I. Patton was down to the valley this week, and while there he had the misfortune to lose one of his horses.
There has been considerable rain during the past week and farmers are now busy getting ready to commence their fall planting.
Horses in this locality bring a good price as well as elsewhere. W. A. Beale and C. Tungate recently sold a team to Geo. Brown of Eagle Point for $140.
Medford Mail, October 26, 1900, page 5
Trail Creek Items.
(Received too late for last week.)George Justus is hauling lumber and posts to the valley.
J. W. Berrian made a business trip to Medford last week.
Miss Lulu Briscoe visited Miss Madge Owings last Sunday.
Mrs. Geo. Justus has been visiting her mother the past week.
Mrs. W. Willie has gone to Medford to remain several months.
Robt. Lewis took a load of turkeys to the valley the first of the week.
Mr. Richardson has been hauling his sorghum to market the past week.
Loris Martin is visiting the home folks after an absence of several months.
Sam'l. Murray, of Medford, visited his brother-in-law, H. Richardson, Sunday.
Mrs. J. Rogers, of Sams Valley, visited her mother, Mrs. J. G. Briscoe, last week.
David Pence has been busy the past few days gathering and hauling his corn and apples.
Mrs. H. Richardson and daughter, Mrs. Persons, visited at the Trail House Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Goodwyn visited his family in Medford last week, returning to his mine on Elk Creek Sunday.
School will close next Tuesday with an entertainment. All are cordially invited to be present.
Harvey Inlow and Willard Owings visited the hatchery Sunday and carried home one of the finny beauties.
Marion and George Lance and several others, from Woodville, passed through Trail Monday en route to Elk Creek for a hunt.
G. W. Owings and Arthur Morrison have been putting in grain the past week. They report the ground in good condition for plowing.
Wm. Nichols passed recently with his sheep, bringing them in from the mountains. He reported thirty inches of snow on the summit.
Little May Hill took dinner with Mrs. Owings Sunday, it being May's eighth birthday. We wish her many happy returns of the day.
Thomas Dawson made a trip to Medford last week after winter supplies. Several others have also taken advantage of the good roads and made trips to the valley.
A party of young people, consisting of Jesse Richardson, Madge Owings, Robert Dawson, Lottie Clark, Cora and Era Greninger, and Mrs. Houston and children, visited Mrs. George Lynch Sunday. They compliment their hostess very highly on their day's entertainment.
Medford Mail, October 26, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Miss Bertha Wyland is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Daley.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Mr. Nye, of Foots Creek, was visiting relatives in our town last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Arglee Green, went to Forest Creek last week to visit his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Pearce, 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.Rev. Moomaw will preach here next Sunday at eleven o'clock a.m.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Walter Robinett killed a large lynx one day last week while out hunting.
Our daughter, Hattie, spent Saturday night with Misses Annie and Ollie 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 Pearce and daughter, Mrs. Arglee 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.Geo. Brown & Sons shipped a fine lot of turkeys last Monday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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. Sinclair, 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. Arglee 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
Trail Creek Items.John Foster is visiting his sister, Mrs. Bertha Morrison.
(Received too late for last week.)
G. W. Owings expects to go to Woodville soon to commence work in his mine.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morrison made a trip to Medford last week after supplies.
Mrs. S. E. Inlow and son, Harvey, visited friends and relatives in Sams Valley last week.
Jacob Dawson, who has been dangerously ill, is slowly recovering under the skillful treatment of Dr. Hildebrand.
Jesse Richardson went to Medford Sunday after his sister, Miss Etta, who has been visiting relatives in California.
Medford Mail, November 30, 1900, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Mr. and Mrs. Richardson made a trip to Medford this week.
Mrs. Martin and daughter, Miss Docia, made a trip to Medford this week for supplies.
Mr. and Mrs. Boothby stopped at the Trail House Thursday night, en route to Medford for winter supplies.
Geo. Lynch made a trip to Woodville this week to look at G. W. Owings' property, with a view of buying.
Died--Little Jakie Dawson, age 8 years, 1 month and 20 days.
When we see the precious blossomMedford Mail, November 30, 1900, page 3
That we tended with such care,
Rudely taken from our bosom,
How our hearts almost despair.
'Round his little grave we linger
Till the setting sun is low,
Feeling all our hopes have perished,
With the flower we cherished so.
Eagle Point Eaglets.George Brown has put up a new roof on his barn, on the Riddle place.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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
Trail Creek Items.J. W. Berrian made a flying trip to Medford last week.
Mr. Hall's family is reported quite ill, but we hope it is nothing serious.
Ira Dawson is working for John Watkins. He expects to remain there all winter.
G. W. Owings has traded his Woodville property for the Lynch property, in Medford.
Fred Inlow, who has been working at the Briscoe sawmill, is at home for a few days' visit.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Richardson and daughter, Etta, spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Oliver.
The Thanksgiving ball at the hatchery was quite will attended and a pleasant time was reported.
Nearly all the hands at the hatchery have been discharged and work will be suspended for some time.
W. F. Hunter went to Medford this week to meet his wife, who has been visiting her mother in Topeka, Kansas, the past two months.
Mr. and Mrs. French and Perry Foster visited at Arthur Morrison's Sunday, as also did Mrs. Owings and daughter, Madge, and Mrs. Richardson and daughter, Etta.
Mrs. Bradbury and Dr. Wait, of Medford, passed through Trail last week en route to Prospect, where they were called by the illness of Miss Rydal Bradbury. They found her much improved.
Medford Mail, December 7, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Heckathorn visited the family of J. J. Fryer one night last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Our school board met last week and engaged Miss Etta Wilson to teach another month of school.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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:
Medford Mail, December 21, 1900, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Sanford Richardson and Willie Oliver spent Sunday with Jesse Richardson.
G. W. Owings has been busy in Medford the past week with a view of locating there.
Miss Rena Dawson is staying with Mrs. Geo. Lynch, while Mr. Lynch is at Woodville.
J. W. Berrian went to Medford Monday to meet Mrs. Berrian, who has been visiting her mother at Oregon City.
Mrs. Hunter, who has been visiting her mother in Topeka, Kansas, for the past two months, returned home last week.
C. S. Hoover and others, of Roseburg, were at the Trail House Friday night, returning from a trip to the Trail Creek timber lands.
John Richardson and little daughter, Ethel, returned to their home at Anderson, Calif., Saturday, after a week's visit with the former's brother, H. Richardson.
Medford Mail, December 21, 1900, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.The young folks are preparing to have a fine time at their ball on New Year's night.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
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.Thos. Lewis, son of Frank Lewis, spent the holidays with relatives in Woodville.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. Arglee 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 Carlton 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
Trail Creek Items.
(Received too late for last week.)
W. F. Hunter is at Gold Hill on business.
Mrs. W. F. Hunter was visiting at the Trail House the past week.
G. W. Owings has returned from Medford but did not succeed in finding a location.
Mrs. S. E. Inlow has been on the sick list the past week, but is improved at this writing.
The Christmas tree and supper, at the Weaver hall, was well attended, and a general good time is reported.
Dick Besse was at the Trail House accompanied by Miss Alma Wilson, who has been engaged to teach the Prospect school.
Mrs. W. F. Hunter and Miss Madge Owings visited at H. Richardson's Sunday afternoon and were very pleasantly entertained with music, vocal and instrumental.
Christmas dinner was served at the Trail House by Mrs. Owings and Mrs. Richardson. Those present were G. W. Owings and family, H. Richardson and family, Mrs. W. F. Hunter, Mr. Pardue and Elmer Dawson. A pleasant time and bountiful dinner is reported.
The dance at the hatchery was postponed on account of the death of Jimmy Geary, who died very suddenly Tuesday morning, at Reub Johnson's, on his way home from Eagle Point. The bereaved parents and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1901, page 5
J. R. Tyrrell left for home Monday, where he will spend the holidays.
Miss Bessie Conde returned home a few days since at the close of a very successful term of school on Big Butte.
Miss Cressie Norton closed her school at Lake Creek with an entertainment which was enjoyed by all. She returned home to Ashland last week.
The entertainment and Christmas tree here was a grand success. During the last song Santa Claus made his appearance, much to the delight of the children and audience. He soon proceed to unburden the well-loaded tree. Old and young were alike remembered. There was a plentiful supply of candy and nuts for everybody. The dance later in the evening was also a very pleasant social event, and all in all there was nothing to mar the pleasure of the evening. Among the visitors were Misses Annie Nichols and Lottie Taylor, Earl Taylor and John Moomaw, of Eagle Point, Miss Sophia Ratrie, J. D. Culbertson and Manly Conley, of Lake Creek, Miss Edith Cox, Carl Geppert, Homer Cox and Charley Obenchain, of Big Butte.
Medford Mail, January 4, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Donnie McGee, who has been visiting his grandparents, in Josephine County, returned home last Saturday.
Mrs. J. A. Jonas has gone to Ashland to attend to the wants of her son, Robert, who is ill with the measles. He is a student at the normal.
Mrs. Charles Carney and daughter, Pansy, of Jacksonville, visited T. E. Nichols and family recently. They were accompanied home by Miss Laura Nichols.
There are a few more cases of measles in this neighborhood. The afflicted ones are getting along quite well with the exception of Earl Taylor, who at this writing is in a very critical condition.
The snow storm caught quite a number of cattle out in the hills, and the stockmen are now trying to get them through the snow to where they can get feed. In many cases they are scattered in the timber and will probably never be rescued, as the snow fell so suddenly and so deep.
Mrs. Emma Baker, accompanied by her brother, started last Monday morning on horseback from Mt. Pitt precinct, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tungate. Although the snow was forty-two inches deep on the road, Mrs. Baker thought they could make the trip--twenty-four miles--in a day.
Mr. Cox, the mail carrier from Big Butte, failed to make his trip on Wednesday of last week, but came in on Thursday. He reported that the snow was between four and five feet deep at the Big Butte post office. He said to tell the Mail that it is not all summer on his route, but a little winterish at present.
On Monday, December 31st, our daughter, Hattie, gave a birthday party to some of her schoolmates. There were quite a number present, but some were detained at home on account of the measles. Various games were indulged in, but the crowning feature of the party was the hunting for walnuts for a prize. Stella McGee was the lucky one and received the prize, a nice mug.
The recent snow storm did considerable damage around here. The telephone wire was broken in several places, and a number of sheds and barns collapsed under the weight of the snow. T. Dugan's shed fell in, killing a cow, smashing his buggy and header and damaging his wagon considerably. A. Betz' barn gave away and killed two of his best cows, while the shed on the old Fryer place also collapsed.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5
Carl von der Hellen, of Wellen, was with friends in town Friday.
J. R. Tyrrell returned Friday for school, after a two weeks' vacation at home.
Miss Myrtle Daley and Miss Sophia Ratrie, of Lake Creek, visited with friends in town Wednesday.
Cattle men are doing lively work since the late severe storms, hunting and driving in stock.
Arthur Nichols was at Willow Prairie, on Big Butte, and says the snow fell to a depth of 22 inches the first night and before the storm was over had reached a depth of four and five feet in many places on mountains and in canyons.
The mail carrier starting from Big Butte found himself greatly retarded by the snow, which lay at a depth of 45 to 48 inches, and deeper in those vicinities. The first trip through, three men accompanied him as far as Rocky Gulch, three miles this side of J. A. Obenchain's, where the snow began to grow shallower as the country widened out toward the valley.
Medford Mail, January 11, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Uncle Nick Young is gradually improving, and we hope will soon be able to use his arm.
Chester Miller, of Ashland, is here visiting his grandfather, A. Pool, and other relatives.
Miss Donna Bell, of Humboldt County, Calif., accompanied by her son, came up last week to visit her mother, Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn.
Mrs. J. A. Jonas, who has been at Ashland nursing her son, Robert, returned home last Tuesday. She reports him improving and able to resume his studies at the normal this week
Frank Pool picked a nice bouquet of flowers out of the snow the other day and sent them to friends in Ohio. He has purchased eighty acres of land of J. S. Howard and is preparing to build on it and make a home among us.
Dr. G. B. Cole has sold his stock of patent medicines and announces his intention to leave here and settle in Central Point. He says there is too much riding in this locality for a man of his age and health. There is a good opening now here now for a good physician.
Chas. Wilkinson, who has been up at the ranch of his cousin, the late W. F. Wilkinson, since his death, returned home last Saturday. He reports having had quite a serious time getting Mrs. W.'s cattle together that were scattered on the range, on account of the deep snow.
C. Moomaw, son of J. P. Moomaw, came near meeting with a serious accident one day last week. As he was going down the steps from the house his feet slipped and he fell with his back on the foot scraper. Fortunately he did not strike his spine, but received a bad cut about ten inches long at the side of the spine. At last accounts he was improving.
Died--On Monday evening, Jan. 7, 1901, Robert Earl Taylor, son of Mrs. R. G. Brown, aged seventeen years, eleven months and two days, of a complication of diseases--grippe, measles and pneumonia. The remains were interred in the Jacksonville cemetery on Wednesday. The weather was so inclement and the roads so bad that but few of the many friends of the family were able to attend the funeral. The family were all sick with the measles and were obliged to remain at home, except his stepfather, Mr. Brown. Six of his companions went as pallbearers, and quite a number of friends joined the procession at Central Point and Jacksonville, where religious services were held at the grave by Rev. Haberly, of Medford. Earl was a promising young man, full of life and energy, and his loss will be felt by the whole community. The family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, January 18, 1901, page 5
Trail Creek Items.
It has been raining here for the last thirty hours.
Snow is from 18 inches to four feet deep in this locality.
Wm. Wille is suffering from an acute attack of rheumatism this week.
Thos. Bates was in this section a few days ago, rounding up cattle. He reports 56 inches of snow at the Meadows.
The mail carrier is having considerable trouble in making his regular trips on account of the poor condition of roads since the storm.Medford Mail, January 18, 1901, page 5
C. W. DeCarlow and Geo. Heckathorn drove a bunch of fine cattle to the Pelton ranch, in Sams Valley, this week to be fed until spring.
Gordon Bros. have lost 50 head of cattle at last reports. The greater number of stockmen hereabouts have succeeded in getting their stock to the valley, where they are being fed.
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 Walz 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
Trail Creek Items.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Briscoe are the happy parents of a fine girl baby.
The members of F. G. Johnson's family have been on the sick list, but are reported better at this writing.
Feed is very scarce in this vicinity, and if the snow lasts much longer a good deal of stock will be lost.
Mrs. H. Richardson and daughter, Etta, and Rena and Elmer Dawson visited at the Trail House Sunday.
H. Banfield is in Portland at present. When the snow is sufficiently melted he will return and commence work in his new mine on the Umpqua divide.
H. Richardson made a trip to Eagle Point last week and brought home 1300 pounds of flour on a sled. This was pretty good considering the condition of the roads.
Wm. Woods, of Ashland, and a gentleman from Portland were at the Trail House Sunday night en route to J. G. Briscoe's to look at some of Trail's fine timber, but they found the snow too deep for the trip.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1901, page 5
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. Sinclair 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
Trail Creek Items.
La grippe is prevalent in this neighborhood.
Mrs. Oliver was visiting Trail friends last week.
Fred Inlow has taken his stock to Sams Valley to be fed.
There will be a grand ball at the Weaver hall on February 14th.
Chas. King, of Michigan, was on Trail Creek last week looking for a location for a sawmill.
Madge, Willard and Ralph Owings and Ira and Elmer Dawson are on the sick list this week.
Miss Rena Dawson is visiting with her sister, Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale, during Mr. R.'s absence at Medford.
The snow has melted sufficiently on the Umpqua divide to allow the commencement of work at the Banfield mine.
J. W. Berrian made a trip to Medford last week and brought home a load of supplies and grain. This was the first wagon that had been over the road since the storm. The snow is sufficiently frozen now to permit travel with a wagon.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 3
Chester Miller, of Ashland, is visiting with relatives on Big Butte.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Geer are the happy parents of a fine boy, born Sunday, Jan. 27, 1901.
John Aller, an aged gentleman from Fostoria, Iowa, is spending the winter in town, for his health.
E. M. Cox, our mail carrier, was taken suddenly ill and had to lay off for a few days, but is again on the road.
Mrs. Elva Miller, of South Butte, came down with her father, T. Baldwin, for two days' visit in town last week.
Mrs. Nussbaum, of Lake Creek, received a call Monday, to attend the funeral of her son-in-law, Owen Short, who lived in Phoenix.
Elvin Hays, of Big Butte, received a severe flesh wound by an accidental shot through his leg, above the knee, a short time since.
Mrs. J. W. Slinger and little girl, of McCallister Springs vicinity, are just recovering from the measles. Several other cases are reported to the same neighborhood.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Your Eagle Point correspondent made a business trip to the county seat Saturday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Etta Wilson, who has been teaching the primary department of our school, went to Central Point last week to remain.
Mrs. Geo. Heckathorn, who has been quite ill for some time, is improving, we are glad to say. One of her daughters, Mrs. W. B. Haymond, of Woodville, is with her.
Mrs. J. F. Brown gave a rag tacking party last Wednesday night to quite a number of her friends. Everybody had a fine time, and about twenty pounds of rags were sewed.
Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, who has been stopping with the family of Jas. Owens for several days, returned to the house of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Daley, last Monday morning.
Mrs. J. W. Grover and Mrs. Knighten made a business trip to Medford last Saturday and owing to the very rough roads had to stop in Central Point to have their hack repaired.
Owens brothers were away last Monday after fence posts that they had bought of Geo. Brown & Sons. On the same day, Brown & Sons sold to Central Point parties their entire stock of posts, consisting of several hundred.
Albert Beale, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last week for supplies. He reports feed scarce in his section of the country and the snow fifteen inches deep and frozen hard and very cold weather. He says the stock will have to be driven out unless there is a change in the weather soon.
There was a stranger here a short time ago looking for a location to open up a hotel or buy the Eagle Hotel. It is rumored that he is interested in the timber business and is thinking of making this a half-way station for their business. He did not succeed, however, in procuring a situation, as our citizens are not anxious to sell at present, as the prospects for an advance in real estate is good.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Thomas Anderson was here last week interviewing our business men.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Benj. Edmondson and John Allen, of Derby, were here last week after supplies.
Al. Mayfield, of Klamathon, came over last week for a visit with his brother-in-law, Mr. Knighten.
Robt. Jonas, who is attending the normal school at Ashland, came home last week for short visit.
Mesdames J. E. Geary and John Smith and Miss Lewis were the guests of Mrs. Dahack one day last week.
A. J. Daley made a business trip to Central Point, Jacksonville and Medford last week, returning home Friday.
Frank Pool went to Medford last week to get the doors and windows for his new house. He moved into it last Monday.
I understand that Mr. McCullough has sold his property, just above town, to a Mr. Jacks, who has moved his family thereto.
Miss Tavia Howlett is visiting with Miss Anna Pankey, of Central Point. She expects to spend a few days with Mrs. Harry Carlton before returning home.
Mrs. E. Simon, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Daley, for some time, has returned to her home near Tolo. She is making her home with her son, Edward.
Rev. J. P. Moomaw will preach at the Eagle Point Dunkard Church next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. Everybody is invited to attend, as he has something of importance to say to the public.
The water was so high in Butte Creek last Saturday that our grist mill could not run, and the result was that the owners were obliged to run last Sunday to be able to fill an order for mill stuff.
Walter Robinett, who has been over at Henley, Calif., for some time, returned to the parental roof last week. He reports that there is so much snow in that vicinity that there is nothing to do.
Dr. Cole came out from Central Point last week to reset Mrs. Eli Dahack's leg, the bones having failed to kit. She has been having a serious time with her limb, but at last accounts was resting easy.
W. W. French, while cutting wood a few days ago, had the misfortune to sever the fourth toe on [his] right foot. How he did it without cutting any other part of his foot is a mystery. At last accounts the injured member was doing well.
Messrs. Harris and Stone, of Gazelle, Calif., were here last week interviewing our cattlemen. They went from here to Trail to look at Mr. Johnson's cattle. I understand they are offering fancy prices for cattle, but have not heard of anyone selling yet.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 5
Trail Creek Items.
The snow is nearly all gone in this section.
Mr. McClanahan made a trip to Medford last week.
Those who were on the sick list are all convalescent.
There will be a social dance at the hatchery on February 22nd.
Rogue River was the highest Saturday morning it had been for years.
Ira Dawson went to Eagle Point one day last week after a packload of supplies.
Jesse Richardson spent a week in Medford not long since visiting relatives and friends.
Mrs. Wm. Wille returned home last week after an absence of several months in Medford.
G. W. Owings expects to go to Medford this week to remain for a week or two with his brother, who resides there.
J. G. Briscoe went to Central Point Sunday to meet Mr. Dickey, of Ashland, who is to take charge of Mr. B.'s sawmill.
Arthur Morrison made a trip to Eagle Point last week after a load of mill feed. He reported the roads in a very bad condition.
Henry Gordon was at the Trail House Sunday on his way home from Medford. He was waterbound at the Rogue River bridge a half day.
Allen Pitts and another gentleman from the Umpqua divide were in this vicinity Monday looking for stray cattle which had survived the storm.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mr. Jacks was trading in town one day last week.
By A. C. HOWLETT.
Capt. West, of Brownsboro, was in town the first of last week on business.
J. J. Fryer and Mrs. Sinclair 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
Trail Creek Items.Mrs. S. E. Inlow and son, Harvey, are on the sick list this week.
Marion Hodges narrowly escaped drowning while crossing Trail Creek last Saturday.
David Irwin was at the Trail House Saturday. He reports that his cattle on the range are doing well.
Mr. Simons, Chas. Brown and several others, from Ashland, are on Trail Creek this week in search of timber land.
W. W. Willits, of Elk Creek, made a trip to Medford last week. This was the first team from that section since the snow.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Gus Nichols, of Lake Creek, has been quite ill but is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Howard were visiting with friends in town Tuesday.
A. T. Bell has been visiting his brother, J. K. Bell, and family the past few days.
Mike Hanley and family returned home last week after an absence of several weeks on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Tucker are the happy parents of a little daughter, born Monday, February 4, 1901.
Mrs. R. E. Tucker and Mrs. J. K. Bell made a trip to Medford a few days ago, the first from this vicinity since the stormy weather.
Arden Tyrrell, of South Butte, came down Friday for a visit with his brother, John, who is attending school here. He returned home Saturday.
Mrs. W. C. Daley, who has been spending a couple of months with her daughter, Mrs. Ora Jones, at Little Shasta Calif., returned home a short time ago.
Charles C. West, who came here last fall with his parents and brothers from Kelso, Wash, for the benefit of his health, died Saturday, February 23, 1901, after a lingering, painful illness. Though the young man and his family were comparatively strangers, yet all had endeared themselves to the community, and a large concourse of friends mingled with the grief-stricken relatives and followed the remains to the cemetery. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. J. P. Moomaw, of Eagle Point, conducting the services.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.A. J. Daley made a business trip in Medford and Ashland last week, returning home Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Ollie Tungate, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last week to visit her sister, Mrs. Emanuel Pool.
Mrs. Frary came out from Central Point last week to visit her sisters, Mesdames Sinclair 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
Trail Creek Items.G. W. Owings has returned home from Medford.
J. W. Berrian was in Medford last week upon business.
Mr. Sherman made a trip to Central Point last week after supplies.
Little Carrie Owings, who has been quite ill, is very much improved.
Messrs. Snell, Orr and Bennett, of Medford, and Ed. Tynan, N. McGrew and Wm. Turnum, of Grants Pass were at the Trail House last week en route to the Trail Creek timber land.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.L. C. Charley, accompanied by his daughter Edna, made a trip to Medford Tuesday.
A. T. Bell returned to Medford Thursday after a pleasant visit with relatives here.
Wm. McCray, accompanied by F. M. Stewart, of Medford, made a business tour through this part of the country the first part of last week.
Our graduating class, having completed their examination in February, are now busily engaged in preparing for commencement exercises. The entertainment will be given Friday, March 15, 1901, at 7:30 p.m. All from the neighboring communities are cordially invited, and we hope many will meet with us.
Friends mingled with the mourning relatives and followed the remains of Mrs. Minnie Compton, who died in Spokane, Wash., February 25, 1901, to their last resting place Saturday morning. Deceased was twenty-nine years of age, was a native of Jackson County and died of heart disease. The funeral services were held at the grave. She was laid beside her mother, Mrs. James Miller, in the family cemetery on the old home place.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Geo. Daley is visiting relatives and friends in the vicinity of Gold Hill.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Emanuel Pool, one of our blacksmiths, has gone to Jacksonville and will probably locate there.
Mr. Martin, of Kansas, arrived here last Saturday and is looking for a home in this locality.
Chauncey Florey, who has been stopping with his grandparents this winter, returned home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield, who have been visiting in the section, returned to their home in Talent last week.
The report that the body of young Hays, who was drowned in Rogue River some time ago, was found near Table Rock, is untrue.
A Mr. Clark, recently from Missouri, came out from Medford last week looking over the country with a view to renting a place.
Our school will begin next Monday, but I am unable to state who will teach as the board seems to be divided on that question.
The directors of the school district, No. 47, (Betz district) want a teacher for the summer term. Address J. E. Hart, Eagle Point, Ore.
Miss Mary Dawson passed through here last week on her way to school district No. 37, where she will teach the spring term. This is her second term in that district.
Dr. R. L. Parker, who has been visiting his son-in-law, E. E. Smith and family, in Central Point, spent Saturday and Sunday with O. P. McGee on his way to his mountain home.
A man passed through here last week looking for a sawmill to purchase, but do not think he was successful. He went to Round Top to look at A. J. Daley's mill but did not buy it.
After the school election last week, a petition was circulated requesting the board to call a special meeting for the purpose of voting on the question of bonding the district for the sum of $500 to pay for finishing the school house and fencing the grounds.
W. R. Potter has purchased the house and lot belonging to George Brown between the Eagle Hotel and S. B. Holmes' residence, consideration $75. We are informed that Mrs. Potter will open up a racket store and millinery shop in the building.
Mr. Gibbons has driven posts along the county road from Eagle Point to Central Point, between J. Montgomery's place and the Pomeroy farm, this shutting off the travel on the route by the oak trees. This route has been traveled for years, and there now seems but one of two things to do, either for the people on this side to remain at home during the winter or for the county to have the road finished so that it can be traveled in winter as well as summer.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Harvey Richardson spent a few days in Medford the past week.
Mrs. Richardson and daughter, Ethel, visited Arthur Morrison and family last Sunday.
Dr. Shearer visited J. K. Leabo twice the past week, who is dangerously ill with pneumonia.
W. W. Willits was at the Trail House Thursday night on his way to Sams Valley for seed grain.
J. C. McClanahan made a trip to Medford last week and reports the roads the worst he ever saw them.
Farmers are very anxious to begin farming but are compelled to wait until the weather is more favorable.
A school meeting was held last Monday and Arthur Morrison was elected director, but no one seemed to want the office of clerk.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gordon, accompanied by Miss Alma Wilson, were at the Trail House last Saturday, en route to Central Point. Miss Wilson has been teaching the Prospect school the past winter.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. A. Pool visited her mother, Mrs. Evans, last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carlton were visiting Mrs. C.'s parents Saturday and Sunday.
Wm. Daley, of Lake Creek, was visiting his son, George, in Eagle Point last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown visited with J. C. Pendleton and family, at Table Rock, last Sunday.
Thomas Cingcade, who has been ill at Central Point for some time, was brought home last Saturday.
There will be preaching services at the Dunkard Church, at this place, next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
The warm weather has dried the ground so that the farmers in this section can finish plowing for their spring crops.
Frank Tungate and family, of Mt. Pitt precinct, came out last Friday for a few days' visit with Mrs. E. Pool.
Our school opened last Monday morning with Prof. J. A. Bish as teacher. There are twenty-nine pupils enrolled.
A. J. Daley and W. R. Potter went up to their Elk Creek mines last Monday. They were accompanied by Mr. Reed, of Medford.
Our cattlemen have been busy during the past week marking, branding and dehorning their cattle and getting them out onto the range.
Mr. Jones, of Montague, Calif., accompanied by his wife, passed through town last Monday with a band of cattle which he purchased in this section.
O. P. McGee and family were unexpectedly called to Josephine County last week by the sudden death of Mr. McGee's father, which occurred on the 12th.
Mesdames R. G. Brown and S. B. Holmes made a trip to Jacksonville, Medford and Central Point last week, combining business with pleasure. They returned home Saturday.
Word was received here last week that Mrs. W. J. Compton, formerly of this place, died March 7th, at Whittier, Calif., where she went several months ago for the benefit of her health. She leaves a husband and four children.
There seems to be more interest taken in our section of the county by homeseekers this spring than there has been heretofore. Almost every day there is someone here inquiring for homes, some wanting to rent and others to purchase land.
Quite a number of our citizens went to Brownsboro last Friday evening to attend the graduating exercises of the eighth grade of the school at that place. After the program was concluded some of the young folks remained and enjoyed a social dance.
The contractors who are digging the Britt ditch, extending from below town to the Britt farm on Rogue River, have their work nearly completed. This ditch will enable Mr. Britt to utilize a large tract of pumice land which is now useless, and also to irrigate a large part of his tillable land.
Last Sunday quite a number of friends came in to help me celebrate my sixty-ninth birthday, they having been invited by Mrs. Howlett without my knowledge. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Moomaw and daughter, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Robinett, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lewis, Mesdames E. Sinclair 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
Trail Creek Items.Mrs. S. Oliver made a trip to Medford last week.
Mrs. Docia Martin made a trip to Beagle last week.
Oliver Weaver and family expect to move to Grant County in a short time.
J. G. Briscoe is getting out some fine lumber at his sawmill this spring.
Mr. and Mrs. James Geary visited relatives on Elk Creek last week. They expect to locate there soon.
Mrs. Dora Lynch has been employed to teach the Dry Creek school, which will commence March 25th.
Mr. Tucker, of Grants Pass, who purchased the Pellett ranch last fall, took possession of the property last week.
O. M. and H. T. Rankin, of Portland, have been looking over some Trail Creek timber land the past week for a Portland company.
John Roney and partner, who have been trapping in the mountains the past winter, returned to California last week. They reported game very scarce.
Died--At his home on Elk Creek, March 12, 1901, J. K. Leabo, one of Elk Creek's most respected citizens. Interment was made in the Trail Cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and nine children to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Farmers are completing their spring sowing this week.
Chas. Prall, of Central Point, spent a few days with relatives on Big Butte recently.
Supt. Daily came out to attend the school entertainment Friday evening and was the guest of J. K. Bell.
John Jones, of Montague, purchased about fifty head of cattle of stockmen in this vicinity this week and drove them out.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stevens has been quite ill with la grippe and pneumonia, but is improving now.
The entertainment Friday evening was a grand success. The program was well rendered and won much applause. The diplomas were presented to the class. Misses Nora Charley, Mabel Bell, Sophia Ratrie and John R. Tyrrell, by Supt. P. H. Daily. The class motto was, "Our boat has left the strand; we're rowing, not drifting." The teacher, Miss Carrie Sackett, addressed the class and tendered thanks to the audience. The class song, "We are Sailing," was enthusiastically sung. Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Misses Mattie and Lottie Taylor, of Eagle Point, and Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carlton, of Wellen, were among the many visitors in attendance.
Samuel Randles, whose death which occurred at his home on Butte Creek, was noted in your paper last week, was born in Scioto County, [Ohio,] Dec. 13, 1832. When three years of age his parents moved to Illinois and later to Missouri. In the fall of 1851 he crossed the plains to California, where he was married April 21, 1868, to Lydia M. Henry. He next moved to Polk County this state, and a few years later to Butte Creek, where he has resided ever since. His funeral, which took place in Brownsboro, March 15th, was largely attended by friends and relatives. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Lydia Randles, and several grown children, viz.: Mrs. O. A. Tyrrell, of Hornbrook, Calif., Mrs. R. L. Parker, of Coles, Calif., Mrs. J. F. True, of Medford, Mrs. W. S. Gray, P. L. Randles, Ellis and Celia Randles, the two latter of whom reside at home.
A loved one from our home has been taken.Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3
Dearest father, thy life has fled.
Without thee we are downcast and sad,
And many are the tears we've shed.
In remembrance of thy fond protection,
We shall miss thy loving care.
Yet not forsaken, amid our dejection;
For many with us the same lot share.
We no more shall hear the tread of thy feet.
For thy body in the damp grave lies.
Thee again we hope to meet,
In our home beyond the skies.
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jas. Ringer has gone to Ashland to do some painting.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Mrs. R. E. Brown was the guest of Rev. Moomaw last Sunday.
Mrs. Nettie Grover was the guest of Mrs. W. F. Lewis last Sunday.
Lin Clemens was the guest of Jos. Rader last Saturday night and Sunday.
Emanuel Pool has been rearranging his fence and otherwise beautifying his home.
Miss Millsap has been engaged to teach in the Antelope district, which will commence next Monday.
Mr. Knighten and family, who have been living here during the winter, have moved to Siskiyou County, Calif.
Geo. Brown & Sons have been binding a large quantity of shakes during the last week and getting them ready for shipment to Yreka.
Our school is steadily increasing in interest and number, and by the time the measles scare is over we will probably have a full school again.
Mr. Weston, of Medford, was out here last week trying to organize a Modern Woodmen of America lodge but do not think he met with much success.
Mrs. Miller and two daughters, of Ashland, came up the first of last week and went to Leeds to visit Mrs. M.'s sister, Mrs. Phipps. They returned home last Saturday.
A. J. Daley has received a new stock of goods and his business is booming. He's also having marked success as a magnetic healer. See his ad in this week's issue of the Mail.
There are petitions in the form of a protest being circulated in this section protesting against the Fish Lake Ditch Company taking the water out of Butte Creek, as the farmers along the creek have to depend on the waters of that stream to irrigate their gardens and alfalfa. There will be an injunction filed and the matter be tested in the courts.
The petition to call a special school meeting of the voters of this district to vote on the proposition to bond the district for $500 has been filed with the clerk, but we are informed that no action will be taken on it as the law provides that there can be but one tax levied each year, and the board has already levied a seven-mill tax to pay up the remainder of the indebtedness of the district.
Eagle Point is coming to the front. We have two new stores already this spring. Mesdames Holmes and Brown have opened up a millinery store here and Mrs. Rose Potter a racket store, and I understand that John Williscroft will open up a drug store. The indications are that we will need a blacksmith soon, as it is rumored that the two we have expect to leave here soon, one for the benefit of his wife's health, and other has a contract to work for a corporation.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5
Trail Creek Items.Harvey Richardson made a trip to Eagle Point last week after a load of flour.
Jesse Richardson and Miss Madge Owings spent Wednesday with Mrs. Dora Lynch.
G. F. King and Mr. Rose made a trip to Central Point last week after supplies.
Mrs. Bertha Herr, of Leland, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary Leabo, and sister, Mrs. Eva Weeks.
G. W. Owings and family expect to move to Woodville this week, and Mrs. S. E. Inlow will again resume charge of the Trail House.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5
Geo. West made a business trip to Medford Monday.
Miss Rosa Messal, of Salt Creek, was trading in town Monday.
J. D. Culbertson, of Lake Creek, made a trip to Medford the first part of the week.
L. C. Charley has been hauling out some heavy machinery for the Fish Lake Ditch Company lately.
Rev. C. L. Corwin, of Medford, preached for us Sunday, March 31st, to a goodly number assembled.
Eagle Point Eaglets.Medford Mail, April 5, 1901, page 5
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Miss Tavia Howlett was visiting Miss Clara Rader a few days last week.
Mr. Dailong, a traveling photographer, pitched his tent here last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown were visiting their daughters, Mesdames Holmes and Carlton, during the past week.
Mesdames E. Pool, Scott Pool and W. F. Lewis were guests of Mrs. G. W. Daley, Jr., last Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Terrill and Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance were the guests of J. M. Nichols and family last Sunday.
Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Prof. J. A. Bish. There are about fifty pupils enrolled at present.
Miss Greninger passed through town Saturday on her way to the Betz school district, where she commenced teaching Monday.
James Ringer did not go to Ashland, as stated last week, but has been engaged in painting in Eagle Point for several days past.
Mrs. Arnold, who has been visiting the family of her brother, Mr. Henderson, returned to her home in California last Saturday.
A. J. Daley has increased his stock of goods, and expects in the near future to erect a new store building to make room for his business.
W. F. Lewis and family have moved to the Willamette Valley, where Mrs. Lewis' father resides. Mr. Lewis expects to work in the hop yards this summer.
Benj. Fredenburg came down from Big Butte last Monday with a load of shakes for Geo. Brown & Sons. He reports the roads in that section in a very bad condition.
The machinery for the Fish Lake Irrigation Company is being hauled through here on the way to the head of the proposed canal, where they expect to commence work at once.
Mrs. Rose Potter has moved her stock of merchandise from her residence to the building recently purchased from Geo. Brown, where she expects to keep an assortment to suit the demands of the people.
Geo. Brown & Sons shipped a large quantity of shakes to Yreka this week. They do a quite extensive business in the way of handling posts and shakes, and still cannot procure enough in the fall to supply the demand during the winter and spring.
I recently received a letter from W. H. Mays, of Pearces Mills, Alabama, a brother of K. Mays, who was out here a few years ago, requesting me to send him a copy of the Mail and stating that his brother wants to come back to this country. He says that it rained there almost all of the time for forty days, so that they could not put in their crops, and they want to come to a country where a crop is assured.
Eagle Point Eaglets.Mrs. Howlett has opened a boarding house in Eagle Point.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
T. E. Nichols and family were the guests of David Cingcade last Sunday
Frank Lewis has about completed his contract on the Britt ditch below town.
The Eagle Point Bachelor Club had an oyster supper at its club room last Sunday night.
Mrs. R. Potter sees the advantage of advertising in the Mail and has an ad in this week's issue.
Miss Mae Millsap commenced her school in Antelope district on April 1st with twenty-one names enrolled.
Mr. and Mrs. Al 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.R. H. Bradshaw of Lake Creek, was in town Saturday.
Miss Sophia Ratrie, of Lake Creek is attending school at Brownsboro.
Miss Carrie Sackett reopened school here Monday with a goodly number of pupils present.
Thomas Hart, who spent the winter on the Hanley ranch in the valley, is visiting relatives in this vicinity.
Miss Donna Bell returned home from the normal at Ashland last week in order to take charge of her school near Woodville. She began teaching on Monday, April 12th.
Wm. Chambers, of Big Butte, returned home Tuesday, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Eva Bateman, of Medford, who will spend some time visiting with relatives in that vicinity.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.Born--April 20, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Al. Strickland, a son.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Jason Hartman is getting out the timbers to repair the bridge at this place.
Rev. Moomaw will preach at the Dunkard Church next Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Jas. Wooley had a paralytic stroke last Saturday morning and is very low.
Messrs. Surran and the two Clark boys, of Medford, were the guests of O. P. McGee last Sunday.
Robt. Jonas, who has been attending the normal school at Ashland this winter, has returned home.
There was an entertainment here on Monday night of last week and those who attended seemed well pleased.
Miss Oden, of Ashland, came up last week in company with Robt. Jonas, on her way to Elk Creek to teach school.
Matt Pearce and his sister, Miss Grace, of Forest Creek, are visiting their aunts, Mesdames Thomas and Sinclair, 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
Mammoth Canal Project.The Fish Lake Irrigation Company has commenced the construction of the mammoth canal which will convey the waters of Little Butte Creek to the Rogue River Valley, says a Medford dispatch. A large gang of men have been employed the past month in clearing the right-of-way. Grading will begin about the first of May. A portion of the grading outfit has already gone to the head of the ditch near W. C. Daley's ranch on Little Butte Creek, where the work will begin. This outfit consists of two Austin road graders, four 10-horse plows and 24 slush scrapers, a blacksmith shop complete, and a wagonload of drill steel hammers. More of the outfit is still in the depot here. Fifty teams, and as many laborers, will be constantly employed until winter sets in, as the company intends to complete the ditch, so as to place water in the valley on or before April 15, 1902.
The main ditch will be about 40 miles in length, with a carrying capacity of 10,000 miner's inches of water. It will be 10 feet wide at the bottom and from 20 to 30 feet at the top, with an average depth of four feet, but owing to the condition of the ground in some places; the ditch will for short distances be as deep as 14 feet. About 7500 miner's inches will be carried the first season the water is used.
Valley Record, Ashland, May 2, 1901, page 1
Eagle Point Eaglets.Boyd Tucker, of Sams Valley, was visiting friends here last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Cephas Moomaw made a business trip to Brownsboro the first of the week.
A family by the name of Callahan has moved onto the J. O. Johnson place.
Albert Beale, of Mt. Pitt precinct, made a business trip to Medford last Friday.
James I. Geary and family have moved to the old Hull place, on Rogue River.
Mrs. Wood came up from California last week to visit her daughter, Mrs. R. R. Minter.
The singing circle will meet at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Merritt Brown, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, at Montague, Calif., returned home last Saturday.
Geo. Brown & Sons are receiving a large amount of shakes this spring, and seem to be doing a good business in that line.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce came over from Forest Creek last Sunday to visit Mrs. Pearce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
Mr. Tucker, of Brownsboro, passed through here the first of the week on the way home from Medford with a load of supplies.
Joseph Freitas and family, who have been living near Derby, passed through here last Friday morning on their way to Grants Pass.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carney and daughter, Pansy, of Jacksonville, and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hicks, of Medford, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown last Sunday.
Miss Oden, who is teaching school on Elk Creek, came out last Saturday with Mr. DeCarlow and was the guest of Mrs. Jonas while Mr. DeCarlow went to Medford after supplies.
Mrs. J. F. Brown, who has been visiting relatives at Montague, California, returned home last week. She says she is glad to get back home, as everything is so dry in that section.
Miss Ollie Tungate, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E. Pool, for several weeks, was the guest of Miss Mae Millsap last week. She returned to her home in Mt. Pitt precinct Sunday.
Emanuel Pool has purchased the tools and rented the blacksmith shop of his brother, A. Pool, and will continue the business here instead of going to Jacksonville as was contemplated.
Mr. Middlebusher had the misfortune to step on a nail a short time ago, inflicting a very painful wound. I am glad to say, however, that the wound is healing nicely and that she can walk again without the aid of a crutch.
Mrs. John Smith, living on the John Mathews place, gave a party for her children last Friday night. A feature of the evening was the hunting for hidden peanuts, the one finding the most to receive a prize. The contest resulted in a tie, Jennie and Edna Lewis finding the same number--forty-one--so each was given a prize. The little folks had a most enjoyable time.
Mrs. Emma Baker, who has been staying with Grandma Evans, on Big Sticky, came over last Saturday and spent the night with her sister, Mrs. E. Pool. She started Sunday morning for Mt. Pitt precinct to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tungate.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.O. P. McGee and family were the guests of T. E. Nichols and family last Sunday.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Considerable timber is being hauled through here to different parts of the valley.
Holmes Bros. have the timber on the ground to put in a new headgate in the mill race.
Allen 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.A number of hands are engaged and lively work is being done on the ditch route at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner and family, of Medford, were the guests of C. Thumberg's family, a few days since.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Meyers, of Lake Creek, are the happy parents of a fine baby boy, born May 1, 1901
John Aller, who has spent the winter with friends here, and finding his health much improved, started Tuesday for his home near Fostoria, Iowa.
The baseball game played here recently between the Wellen and Brownsboro teams resulted 8 to 31 in favor of the ditch boys and the Brownsboro team.
Mrs. F. M. Fredenburg, accompanied by her daughter, Delpha, is paying a visit of several days to her daughter, Mrs. Frank Adams, and family of Rogue River.
The bridal party of Big Butte, Miss Effie Obenchain and Mr. Alfred Gordon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry, called in town last Wednesday morning, while on their way to Jacksonville, where they were married. Returning in the evening they remained here for the May Day dance. The best wishes of their many friends were tendered the happy couple
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Walter Robinett is working for the Fish Lake Irrigation Company.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
John Ashpole, our road supervisor, did some good work on the roads last week.
Our stockmen have been gathering their cattle together to take to the mountain range.
Scott Pool and family have gone to Little Applegate to visit his sister, Mrs. Saltmarsh.
Roy McGee came up from Josephine County last week to help his father with the cattle.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ulrich, of Medford, were the guests of Mrs. O. P. McGee last Friday.
Lee Edmondson came out from Big Butte last week to help Mr. McGee take his cattle to the range.
J. S. Howard, of Medford, was out last week surveying a tract of land which he had sold to Frank Pool.
The superintendent of the Fish Lake Irrigation Company was here last week looking for hands to work on the ditch.
Rev. Moomaw was called to Talent last week to officiate at the funeral of Mr. Minear, who died at his home near Jacksonville, May 6th.
Lin Purdin was out from Medford last week soliciting orders for Hicks & Walker's marble works. He succeeded fairly well in this section.
County School Superintendent Daily came out to visit our school last Thursday, remaining overnight with O. P. McGee. He speaks very highly of the school.
J. Hartman and Benton and Frank Pool have finished their work on the Eagle Point bridge. They went to Elk Creek last week to work on the bridge there.
R. R. Kaylor and E. E. Routhson, who have been trapping on the headwaters of Rogue River, passed through town last Monday. They reported having had good success.
Your correspondent made a trip to Sterling last Saturday, taking with him his two daughters, Hattie and Agnes, who will visit for awhile with their sister, Mrs. J. M. Lewis, and family. We visited the mine Saturday night, Mr. Allen, the night foreman, kindly showing us everything that could be seen by lamplight. They are rushing the work at the mine night and day.
Harry Cingcade had a narrow escape from being killed one day last week, while hauling rock to the road between the desert and Bear Creek. His team became frightened and ran away, when one of the dump boards slipped off, one end of it catching in the ground and the other striking Harry, who was on the wagon, in the stomach and rendering him unconscious. At last accounts he was able to be around.
We had a genuine smallpox scare here last week. A man by the name of Jaquette passed through here, and a few days later word was received from Montague that he was ill with the smallpox at that place. The report has since been circulated that are several cases of that disease on Butte Creek, but there is not, nor has there been for several years, a case in this section. If there should be one I will report it through the Mail, but at present there is no danger.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Mr. Copeland, of Talent, called in town Thursday. He is in this section looking for a location.
Miss Sophia Ratrie returned home with Miss Carrie Sackett of Medford, for a few days' visit during school vacation.
Major Barron, near Medford, has been hauling several large loads of shakes, which he purchased from Benj. Fredenburg, of Big Butte.
Farm work is very quiet. This is seemingly the farmer's resting time of the year and gives him an opportunity to look after his interests in other directions.
Mr. J. M. McCallister, of the McCallister Springs, met with quite a serious accident the other day. She was shelling corn by holding the ear in one hand and striking with a hatchet with the other and made an accidental stroke, cutting the ends off her first and second fingers. At last accounts the wounds, though severe, were improving.
Arthur Jaquette, of Montague, while visiting relatives above Lake Creek became somewhat sick, though not seriously, and returned home a few days later. On reaching home his physician pronounced his malady smallpox. This caused considerable uneasiness in this section of the country and Drs. Jones & Shearer were called to the different localities to vaccinate the people. The schools have all been closed for a short time, or until it is seen how things terminate, and every precaution is being taken to prevent the disease from scattering, should anyone take it. At present, no cases have developed.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 5
Tom Young has just finished a ditch in Eagle Point precinct for Peter Britt, which is three miles long. It is a fine piece of work.
"Local Notes," Democratic Times, Jacksonville, May 23, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.Jno. Williscroft, the druggist, has just received a fine assortment of goods.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
The Eicher family passed through Eagle Point Monday en route to the big ditch.
Wm. Beale, of Mt. Pitt, came to town Sunday with a load of shakes for Geo. Brown & Sons.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. True, of Griffin Creek, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Severance last Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, of Ft. Klamath, visited her parents here last week. She returned Saturday by the way of Ager, Calif.
Mr. Bish, a traveling salesman, and a noted angler, spent time Sunday here and improved the time indulging in his favorite sport.
The rain we had last week was a great help to the farmers and gardeners in this section of the country, as the crops were needing rain.
A. J. Daley, one of our leading merchants and a magnetic healer, is meeting with considerable success. He has an ad elsewhere in this paper.
W. Pool came down from Elk Creek last Sunday after provisions. He is helping Jason Hartman on the Elk Creek bridge and reports work progressing rapidly.
Our school closed when the smallpox scare came on and last week the directors met and decided not to have any more school until fall, as there were but a few more weeks in this term.
Arrangements have been made for the Jacksonville baseball team to come out and play the Eagle Point nine next Sunday. Our boys will probably play for the purse at Jacksonville the Fourth.
Walter Robinett, who is working in the blacksmith shop for the Fish Lake Ditch Company, was compelled to remain at home a few days last week on account of illness, but returned to his post this week.
Mrs. R. Sinclair sold her residence and most of her household goods last week to a Mr. Morton, consideration $300. She has moved to Central Point for the present, but expects to go to Missouri in a short time.
O. P. McGee returned from Rancheria last Saturday, where he has been to take his cattle for the summer range. Frank Foster accompanied him to the ranch and reports it one of the finest stock ranches he ever saw and the feed in that section fine.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5
Eagle Point Eaglets.A. J. Florey had a new hitching rack put up near his store last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
A. J. Daley is preparing to start up his sawmill on Round Top soon.
Joseph Rader has put up a windmill and large tank on the old home place.
T. Dugan has been getting out material to build a new barn on his farm.
John Rader is getting out the material for a new residence on his home place.
Miss Lottie Perry came out from Medford last week to visit her sister, Mrs. J. W. Grover.
George Brown & Sons have torn down their old barn and are building a large one where it stood.
A large amount of lumber is being hauled out this spring from the various sawmills on Big Butte.
The Jacksonville ball team did not put in an appearance here last Sunday, as was announced last week.
Mrs. R. R. Minter died at her home on Sunday, May 26th. A more extended notice will be given next week.
Mr. Morton, who recently bought the Sinclair 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. Arglee 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. Ollie 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.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
Crops in Certain Districts.That portion of the northern section of Jackson County adjacent to Eagle Point and for some seven miles southeast of that place along the foothills of the Cascades is much in need of rain, though crops look fairly well as yet. The late heavy rainfall over the southern half of the county did not extend to that region. In the western half of Sams Valley there have been some good showers; the vegetation looks vigorous and the fields beautiful. At Eagle Point, where there is considerable truck farming, the plants being nourished by irrigation, the vegetation and vines are not excelled anywhere. The rich, black soil makes this a favored spot for onions, potatoes, cabbages and berries. Corn does well, too, and probably the best field of growing corn to be seen in the county is that of Mr. Daley, about one mile above Eagle Point. Mr. A. L. Haselton, whose place is just above Eagle Point, appears to be entitled to first place in the rank of the onion growers in Southern Oregon. Last season this man gathered from a 1¼-acre crop over 73,000 pounds of onions. They averaged in weight from one-half pound to three pounds each. Forty-nine onions weighed 100 pounds. Mr. Haselton has now a fine field of growing onions, highly cultivated, as are also all his vines and gardens generally. Blackberries, raspberries and other varieties are grown here in great abundance and are unsurpassed in quality.
Eagle Point has a flouring mill of 65-barrel capacity, which runs steadily, and its product is being marketed by Holmes Bros., the owners, over a large territory. The mill has fine water power from [Little] Butte Creek. It has been improved and much new machinery added, and is now one of the best-equipped mills in the southern section of the state. As its location is convenient to one of the best cereal belts in the county, this mill has always been well supplied with wheat.
The farmers are busy haying in the Sams Valley and Butte Creek districts. In many places the crop is below the average.
Valley Record, June 6, 1901, page 2
Eagle Point Eaglets.Irvin Daley, of the north fork of Little Butte, was here on business last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Chas. Carney and A. H. Walker were here last week working in the interest of the Oregon Granite Co., of Medford.
Scott Pool and family have returned from Applegate, where they went to remain until the smallpox scare was over.
Mr. Ringer, who is doing some painting and papering in Central Point, came up home last Thursday on a business trip.
T. W. Burge, a railroad man, and his wife, of Portland, were visiting in Eagle Point last Sunday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howlett.
Mr. and Mrs. David Ball, of Woodville, came up last week to visit Mrs. B's mother, Mrs. Heckathorn. They returned home Sunday.
Road Supervisor Howard has had a force of men at work up the hill road leading from town and deserves much credit for the amount of work accomplished.
O. P. McGee was summoned to Josephine County last week to be at the bedside of his mother, who is quite seriously ill. At last accounts she was no better.
During the last week there has been a vast number of strangers in our town, and most of them inquiring about timber land on Big Butte and Rogue River. We anticipate a rush in that line of business this summer.
John Williscroft, our druggist, has purchased the Brophy McAndrews goats that were advertised in the Mail, and has taken them to his ranch southeast of town, where Mr. Middlebusher will have charge of them.
Mrs. E. Pool, who has been visiting her parents near Mt. Pitt, has returned home. She was accompanied by Mrs. Chris. Beale, who was on her way to Portland, and her sisters, Mrs. Emma Baker and Miss Ollie Tungate.
Rev. Moomaw went to Talent last Saturday to attend the semiannual love feast of the German Baptist Church. He requests the Mail to say that he will preach here next Sunday and at the Dewey school house on the following Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Robinett and Scott Pool and family went up to where the Fish Lake Irrigation Co. are working one day last week. They report considerable work being done and that the company have about thirty men and two ten-horse plows at work.
M. F. Edgerton and D. H. Jackson, of Ashland, were here last week examining the formation of the rock, and trying to organize a company to prospect for oil. They were quite favorably impressed with the prospect and state that oil may be found in this section in paying quantities.
Died--Near Eagle Point, May 26, 1901, at the family residence of R. R. Minter, Mrs. Beatrice Minter, aged thirty-four years, three months and seventeen days. The deceased leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss, besides a host of friends. Mrs. Minter was a kind and loving wife and mother and a true friend. The sorrowing husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Minter was born in Yamhill County, Or., in 1867. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, of Alturas, Modoc County, Calif. She was married to R. R. Minter, of this place, in December 1885. We all grieve for our loved ones when they go to the great unknown, but when the Angel of Death enters our homes and calls away our loved ones to a better home beyond the skies, we should try to make our lives such that when we too are called away to that better land, we shall meet our loved ones there.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 5
Brownsboro Items.Mr. Baber of Grants Pass was in town Monday.
The haying season is just opening in this section of the country.
Mr. Meeker, of Rogue River, was on a business trip to town Tuesday.
Mrs. James Martin, of Phoenix, accompanied by her daughter, Anna, and the younger children, visited with friends in this vicinity last week.
Mrs. F. M. Fredenburg and daughter, Delpha, who have spent the winter and spring here for school advantages, moved with her son, Jesse, to Big Butte, where they will spend the summer.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3
Eagle Point Eaglets.W. I. Vawter, of Medford, was here upon business on Tuesday of last week.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
Frank Pool is engaged this week in putting in a new headgate in the mill race.
A. J. Daley and W. R. Potter have sold their interests in the Elk Creek mines to Dr. Ray, of Gold Hill.
Misses Lottie Pankey and Lelah Williams, of Central Point, were visiting friends in this section one day last week.
Mate Clemens, formerly of this place, but who now resides in Eastern Oregon, was smiling on his old friends here last Sunday.
Mrs. Wood, mother of the late Mrs. R. R. Minter, who has been here for some time, returned to her home in California last week.
A. J. Daley, the magnetic healer, was called to Griffin Creek last Sunday to treat J. P. True's son for rheumatism. He rendered relief in a short time.
Floyd Pearce and family came over from Forest Creek last week to visit Mrs. Pearce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, and her sister, Mrs. Arglee 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. H