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Eagle Point Eaglets 1905-1908

   

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Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Ross returned to Yoncalla last Tuesday.
    Mrs. John Rader and Mrs. Wort Pool were attending to business in Eagle Point last Monday.
    John Ashpole, Wilbur, his son, Green Mathews, and Lee Black were here last Saturday on some legal business.
    Mrs. Gall and her mother, Mrs. Roberts, were in Eagle Point last week, attending to some business pertaining to land matters.
    Mike Hanley was among those who attended the mask ball here the 30th. The heavy downpour deterred quite a number from attending, who anticipated so doing.
    John Daley has put in a new suspension bridge across Butte Creek, on his farm, that reflects credit on his judgment, for the old one was condemned years ago.
    Alex. McDonnell, who has been away from this section of the country for the past two years, was smiling on his many friends in our town Friday and Saturday. He attended the mask ball here Friday night.
    Thomas Kinney and Mr. Thumberg, of Upper Little Butte, were pleasant callers at our house last Saturday. Mr. Kinney was here awaiting the arrival of Dr. Cameron, of Medford, to go to see his little girl, who was quite low with pneumonia.
    Our principal in the school was so unwell on Thursday of last week that he was unable to teach, so the primary teacher dismissed the entire school for the rest of the week, but he was able to resume his duties in the school room again last Monday.
    Well, New Year's Day was properly commemorated here. Mrs. J. Frank Brown gave a reunion dinner to about all of her husband's relatives in these parts. They were all present, except Merritt Brown, who was away on business. Those who participated in the festivities report that they had a superb dinner. (Why, of course, they did when Mrs. Brown prepared it.) A royal good time was had all around.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harnish celebrated their fifteenth anniversary of their marriage and Jo Moomaw, Mrs. Harnish's brother, celebrated his birthday on January 1st, 1905. These were a family reunion of the relatives, and word reaches me that they had an extra fine dinner and a good time generally. There was music and feasting, but no dancing this time, as was the case when the prodigal son returned.
    The two Miss Vincents and the brother, of Medford, were out visiting their aunt and uncle, J. J. Fryer, and wife, and attended the mask ball. Speaking of the ball, it proved to be one of the nicest balls of the season. There was good order, but very little carousing on the outside and those who took part in it spoke in high terms of the whole affair. The music, furnished by Frank Nichols and wife and Eugene Stowell, was spoken of in high terms and the supper--well, Mrs. Howlett furnished it.
    The first thing I write will be to call attention to some of my omissions. First, I omitted to chronicle the arrival of Master Fred Green, who arrived in time to spend Xmas with his grandparents, J. J. Fryer and wife. Second, I omitted to state that Mrs. Ross, mother of Mrs. H. Moore, arrived here in time to meet the corpse of her son-in-law, H. Moore, notice of whose death I sent last week, at the Central Point cemetery. Third, I omitted to state that Rev. Austin conducted the funeral services. These omissions were caused by my being away from home until Monday night and on Tuesday, the day I wrote for the Mail, I was afflicted with a severe headache and was in a poor plight to gather items or write for a paper. So, with this explanation I hope that the omissions will be excused. (The apology of our correspondent is accepted. Headaches about holiday times, especially in town, are numerous and the cause is usually apparent, but we never supposed the complaint was prevalent in the country, and to think that our Eagle Point correspondent--but no, we refuse to believe that Mr. Howlett's headache can be attributed to the usual cause.)
Medford Mail, January 6, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knighton went to Ashland last week to visit friends and take a little recreation.
    Mr. Demarest, of Tolo, called on your Eagle Point correspondent last week. He is soliciting for a book concern.
    Married--At the residence of the bride's parents, by A. C. Howlett J.P., January 4, 1905, John R. Smith and Miss Rosie Mayham.
    Prof. V. A. Davis, of Portland, was a guest at the Sunnyside Hotel one day last week. He was here looking for a location to teach school.
    Mrs. O. B. Walker, mother-in-law of H. C. Mackey, of Medford, came out last Saturday to visit Mrs. Howlett and other friends in Eagle Point.
    Miss Hattie Cingcade, who is attending school at Ashland, came home before Xmas and has been afflicted with a bronchial infection for some time, but returned to her studies last Monday.
    Miss Laura , who is attending the commercial school at Ashland, came home to visit her parents during the holidays. She and her sister, Miss Julia, were pleasant callers on Mrs. Howlett one day last week.
    Walter Moore has moved his family to our town and is to take charge of the blacksmith shop used by his father, the late Harry Moore. He received a cordial greeting, and we expect to see him succeed in his undertaking.
    David Zanon, the man who was lost last week, near Mt. Pitt, and for whom search was made by about all of his old neighbors, was found last Sunday about four miles from his home. The wild animals had eaten into his face, so as to disfigure him very much. Monday morning A. J. Daley sent a casket to his home for his interment.
    J. J. Fryer was a pleasant caller last Tuesday morning and reports having just returned from a trip to Forest Creek and Applegate, where he has been visiting his son-in-law, Floyd Pierce, and family, and the Camerons, some of his old associates of a half century past. He reports that Floyd Pierce, he who was so badly hurt in a runaway in Jacksonville last summer, is regaining his strength and will soon be able to attend to his regular duties.
    The headache mentioned in last week's Mail with which your Eagle Point correspondent was suffering, perhaps, was caused by Xmas excesses in eating, if not in drinking. Yes, he was at his daughter's in Sterling and took Xmas dinner and of course had to take oyster soup, turkey, mince pie, coffee and then to top off with just a little piece of fruit cake, and if that was not enough to give a common old hayseed the headache I confess that I am at a loss to tell what would, but as for the usual compounds that are used on Christmas that produce the headache and generally the heartache, no thank you, I never touch.
Medford Mail, January 13, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ora Bellows have gone up on the old home place on the river, to be gone for a couple of weeks.
    Mrs. O. B. Walker, who has been visiting friends in Eagle Point last week, returned to Medford last Monday.
    Miss Buge and Mrs. Carl von der Hellen were visiting friends in our town last week. Miss B. is from Ashland and the guest of Miss von der Hellen.
    Wm. Knighton and wife, who have been in Ashland for a short time, returned home last Friday. She is in poor health and was in the hospital in Ashland for about a week.
    Messrs. Harris and McCall were out here the last of last week in the interest of the railroad company. They speak encouragingly of the prospect for a road from the Southern Pacific line to the timber belt.
    The two Cobleigh boys and Mr. Fox, all of Talent, were here last Sunday, visiting friends. One of the Cobleigh boys and Mr. Fox were the guest of Wm. Abbott, and the elder one was the guest of F. J. Ayres, or at least members of his family.
    Inlow & Smith are still adding to the improvements on their place of business. They have their barber shop papered and finished in good style and are finishing up the main business room, thus adding to the business interests of our town and preparing to accommodate a large number of the citizens of this section of the country.
    Your Eagle Point correspondent received a letter from our old neighbor, Nick Young. He has bought a farm about a mile and a half from Burns, Oregon, and settled down to biz. Says he is keeping "batch" now, but I think the prospect is good for him to quit that way of living in the near future--just as soon as the marriageable ladies out there find him out, or perhaps he may come back here, where he is well and favorably known. He has ordered the Medford Mail, as he says, so he can get all the news in general and from his old home, Eagle Point, in particular.
Medford Mail, January 20, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    James Ringer has been engaged the last few days putting on the first coat of paint on Inlow & Smith's new building.
    Messrs. Harris and Pentz, of Medford, were out here last week, securing the rights of way for the Medford & Crater Lake Railway.
    Miss Edith Cranfill, of Medford, is the guest of Misses Annie and Ollie Nichols this week. Last Tuesday Miss E. and Miss O. were enjoying a horseback ride through our town.
    Henry Ellis, who has been in the employ of the Condor Power Co., dropped into his old boarding home last Sunday, remaining a few days to visit old friends and acquaintances.
    The young folks had a social hop at George W. Daley's, Sr., last Friday night, with good music and a genial host and hostess and withal a nice place to go. They seemed to enjoy themselves very much on those occasions.
    An elderly gentleman by the name of Sanders came in from the Elk Creek country with John Winningham and the two stopped here over Saturday night, the latter remaining over Sunday and on Monday started for Los Angeles, Calif.
    Wire suspension bridges seem to be the proper thing in this section of the country. Last week I spoke of one being put up by John Daley and since then J. J. Fryer has erected one across Butte Creek at his place. He has also arranged to fasten the pipe that brings the water to his room to the bridge, so that he will not have to take it out when the creek rises.
    Fred Randolf, of Portland, a U.S. timber man, who has spent the last two weeks in the timber belt between Prospect and the head of Big Butte, stopped over with your correspondent last Monday and on Tuesday proceeded on his way to Portland. He is very close mouthed when it comes to telling what he knows, but wants to know all the other fellow does.
    Hasia Everett and Rev. Decter, of Portland, were guests of Thomas E. Nichols last week. Mr. Everett is an uncle of the Nichols Bros., who has not been in this section of the country for fifty-two years, and he began to inquire for old places of long ago; but found that the country had changed so much that nothing looked natural. No, not even the old hills that surround our beautiful valley.
    Mrs. John Daley's baby boy ran a narrow escape one day last week and had it not been for the timely arrival of Mrs. D. would probably have been badly hurt. He was playing with a pasteboard box and knocked it out of the window, when by some means he, in trying to get it, crawled out of the window, and was hanging by his little hands to the window sill. She heard someone calling and at first thought it was the boy calling the dog, but finally concluded to go and see what was the trouble, when she found him in that plight. Had he not persistently held on and cried for help he would have fallen at least eight feet to the floor below.
    The A.O.U.W., Snowy Butte Lodge No. 138, had an installation of officers last Saturday night and at 12 o'clock, midnight, were served with an oyster supper at the Sunnyside Hotel. There were forty-five of the members took supper. The following officers were installed by P.M.W., J. W. Grover, and Harry Carlton, P.G.; P.M.W., W. Ashpole; M.W., Henry French; Foreman, Artie Nichols; O., Carl Ringer; financier, Wm. Brown; receiver, J. F. Brown; recorder, J. H. Inlow; guide, Wm. von der Hellen; I.W., Ora Bellows; O., J. W. Grover. The lodge is reported in a flourishing condition and all who participated in the exercises and the pleasures of the occasion seemed to have had a royal good time. I might add that Wm. Brown, the receiver, and J. H. Inlow, the recorder, were serving their second term.
Medford Mail, January 27, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Floy Florey, daughter of our popular postmaster, was the guest of Miss von der Hellen one night last week.
    Mrs. A. W. Thomas started for Roseburg last Wednesday, to spend a few weeks visiting her daughter, Mrs. Henry Conn.
    There were two strangers here the other day, looking for a situation for a blacksmith shop; but as we already have one good smith in town they did not invest.
    Miss Edith McCord, who has been living in Ashland for several months, is again the guest of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haselton. Prof. H. gave a few of the young folks a social dance at his residence in her honor.
    S. B. Holmes and Harry Carlton are to give a dance on the night of the 14th of February in the Holmes Bros. warehouse. The supper will be served by Mrs. A. C. Howlett at the Sunnyside Hotel. As soon as it was known that the dance was to be in the warehouse the tickets began to be sold like hotcakes. See bills.
    Master Fred Green started last Saturday for his old home in San Francisco. It was with sad feelings of regret that he bade his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, goodbye, as there is so much there to make life pleasant that it was like leaving all and severing the tender ties of youth, for he has spent the most of his life here and his memory will still dwell on his school days and associates here. He will be greatly missed by his many friends.
    There were two men came out here last week by the names of Jerome and Lamont, fishing for suckers. They had sent their bills advertising four big acts and a free dance. Well, their hook was well baited, and the ticket man reports receipts to the time of about $14. They evidently caught about fifty suckers, but the next morning there was scarcely a man or woman to be found that was there and those who were were so disgusted that they could not find language to express their disgust; but they promised to return and try their band again. The free dance was for 50 cents a ticket extra.
    S. J. Dexter, of Siskiyou County, California, came out on the stage and hired your Eagle Point correspondent to take him up to his son, George, who has a fine farm on the north fork of Little Butte Creek. We found the roads quite rough and muddy, but much better than we expected. That mudhole near the old Henry Brown ranch, where Mrs. Wm. Daley was so badly hurt, has been graveled and the road changed in several places. Quite a number of improvements have been made during the past year and several new and neat homes and barns erected, and two new school houses have been erected on the road and all appearances point to the fact that Butte Creek is fast coming to the front. By way of digression, I will remark that up in that part of the country they can and do produce some of the finest apples in the world--that is a big statement, but I mean it.
Medford Mail, February 3, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. N. Smith, of Big Sticky, was doing business in our town last Saturday.
    John Williscroft and your Eagle Point correspondent were doing business in Medford last Friday.
    Ora Bellows and family, who have been on Rogue River visiting his mother, returned to Eagle Point last Friday.
    Last Friday Mrs. Harry Moore went to Medford to arrange business connected with the estate of her husband, the late Henry Moore.
    John Williscroft came out from Trail last Thursday and reports that a man by the name of Richards has been lost in the Trail Creek mountains for several days and no trace of him could be found.
    Levi Dawson, of Trail, a cripple, while attempting to cut down a tree that had lodged against another, was caught under one of the trees and was fastened to the ground for some time; but finally released himself, but it was with great difficulty that he reached home.
    Some of the farmers out here are taking advantage of the fine weather to plant for corn and some are sowing wheat and oats. The prospect for grain this year is fine, and this winter reminds us old settlers of old times, when we always calculated to sow grain in February. Oregon is coming back to itself again.
    Mr. Young, recently from Dawson City, who has been in Umatilla County for some time, returned a short time ago and last Monday night put in an appearance among his old friends at Eagle Point. He was on his way to his homestead near the Mill Creek Falls. He reports that last year he planted a number of black walnuts on his claim and that they had made a growth of about two feet in one year. He is now preparing to plant a lot of apple seed and expects to put out an apple orchard, as he is sanguine that the country will produce fruit all right. He says that he has experimented with alfalfa and timothy, and they both seem to do well on his claim.
    While we have, generally, no complaints to make of the roads, there is a short piece of road just east of the Bear Creek bridge on the Eagle Point and Central Point road that is simply a fright. The road has been changed for a short distance and the constant travel and rains have cut it up so that it was with the utmost difficulty that teams could get along, and where the new bridge has been put in and dirt dragged in for approaches the road is so bad that teams have to pull around the bridge; but we expect, in the course of the next year, to have as good a road through sticky so that we can go straight to Medford, without going out of our way, via Central Point, and then if we don't want to go with a team, we can get on the cars and go right along in spite of the mud.
    There is a vacation this week in our school and the principal, Mr. Fleck, has gone to take his examination and Miss Clara B. Richardson, our primary teacher, has gone to visit her parents in Sams Valley. Speaking of our school, the accompanying expression of gratitude was handed to me with the request that it be published in the Mail. The four young ladies named below labored very hard and under serious disadvantages in preparing for the examination, and Miss C. B. Richardson, teacher of the primary department, took great pains to assist them in their preparation for the work and hence the acknowledgment:
    The eighth grade class of the Eagle Point school is very thankful for the time and energy which Miss C. B. Richardson, our primary teacher, has lent to us during our study for the final examination, which we have taken, and the results were: Mary Bigham, from the Mound district, and Maggie Daley passed with the exception of two studies, which will be made up in April, and Nora Daley and Ruby Jack passed.
Medford Mail, February 10, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. A. Jonas, formerly of this place, but now of Ashland, came up on a business trip last week.
    Since the railroad excitement here there has been several strangers looking around for land and lots, as well as houses for rent.
    There has been an important change in real estate in this section, but the parties desire it withheld from the public for a short time, [to] probably come out next week.
    Prof. Fleck took the examination for state papers last week and will not be able to contract for another school until he hears the result, which will be sometime next month.
    Benj. F. Baker of Rogue River was a pleasant caller last Monday night. He informs your correspondent that he has sold his holdings on Rogue River, near the free ferry, and located on the head of Berry Creek.
    A man and wife by the name of Adams, son-in-law of Aaron Beck of Big Butte, passed through here last Tuesday morning, with a big load of household goods, consisting in part of a fine lot of furniture, on their way to their home on Big Butte.
    Prof. T. A. Fleck closed his school on the 3rd inst. and the board employed Prof. Wood on Saturday last. Quite a number of the large pupils have resumed their studies and we anticipate a good school the next three months.
    We have another new teacher in charge of our school, W. A. Wood, of Eastern Oregon. He is an old, experienced teacher, having a life diploma. He commenced teaching in the principal's room last Monday and the way he starts off he is the right man in the right place.
    F. E. Martin and wife called one day last week and took dinner then went across the suspension bridge and in a very short time closed a deal with Mrs. Moore for her property in Medford, consideration $800. Mrs. Moore went to Medford and made all the arrangements to transfer the property.
    The railroad surveyors were out again last week, made some changes in their main line, secured the right of way on all but one place, I am told, run a new survey crossing Butte Creek, above the wagon bridge, and crossing Antelope on the Rader tract of land, intersecting the main line on the desert, a mile north of Wm. Gregory's farm.
    A. J. Florey has received the tax list for 1904 and some of the taxpayers are kicking as usual; but what seems strange to those of us who are not initiated is that those who have but barely enough to call a home, a cow, pig and perhaps a span of horses have to pay almost as much as those who have large farms and bands of stock; but such is life.
    Mrs. Valerie Cunningham, nee Valena Williscroft, of Castlewood, South Dakota, wrote to your Eagle Point correspondent, inquiring for some of her relatives, as she says she has not heard of them for some time and had not heard of them through the Eagle Point Eaglets. So, you see by taking a live paper the reader can keep track of relatives who are slow to write.
    On Thursday of last week, Mrs. Wm. Holmes, Mrs. Harriott and Miss Anna Pankey, all of Central Point, came over to install the new officers of the D. of H., Cyprus Lodge. Mrs. Holmes acted as installing officer, Mrs. Harriott as P.C. of H. and Miss Anna Pankey as G. U. The following officers were installed: P.C. of H., Cora Officer; C. of H., Cecilia Holmes; L. of H., Anna Brown; C. of C., S. C. Howlett; U., Bessie Carlton; F, Alice Cook, being absent was not installed; recorder, Miss C. B. Richardson; I.U., Wm. Brown; I.W., S. B. Holmes.
Medford Mail, February 17, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Hon. J. R. Cook, who has been up to Salem for the past few weeks, returned last week.
    I unintentionally omitted to state in my last that Mesdames Simpkins and Meagley, of Woodville, were here, visiting their mother, brother and sisters.
    Mrs. Moore started last Monday for Yoncalla to visit her mother, Mrs. Ross, who was here some time during the sickness of her husband, the late Henry Moore.
    Well, the dance given on Valentine's Day was a very pleasant affair. There were just enough to make a success of it and not enough to have a crowd and be jammed.
    J. W. Grover has sold a tract of land, in the lower end of our town, embracing about twenty-five acres, consideration being $1,000; but I have not learned the name of the party who made the purchase.
    Wm. von der Hellen, son of Representative von der Hellen, took a trip to Salem, returning last week. He did not report to which house, or rather which branch of the house, he belonged, but we can all guess pretty nearly.
    W. W. Parker and Mr. Bowman, of Big Butte, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last Monday night, on their way to Medford to appear before A. S. Bliton, U.S. land commissioner, to be witnesses for Mr. Doubleday in making his final proof.
    Mesdames Amy Brown and Bessie Carlton were the guests of Mrs. J. W. Grover one day last week and report having had a very enjoyable time, although they walked over a mile through sticky part of the way and Amy said they had lots of fun kicking off sticky.
    Our school is filling up again under the management of Prof. W. A. Wood, although at this writing several of the pupils are absent on account of la grippe, as well as our primary teacher, Miss C. B. Richardson, who is absent from her room today (Tuesday) on account of sickness.
    Mrs. A. W. Thomas, who has been to Portland to visit her daughter (I said in a former article that she had gone to Roseburg to visit Mr. and Mrs. Cann, but I was wrongly informed, she went to Portland), returned last week and reports that while there she experienced some of the coldest weather she had passed through for years.
    Messrs. Harris and Healey passed through here one day last week on their way to the Big Butte Falls and beyond to inspect some timber and further the interests of the Medford and Crater Lake Railroad Company. Mrs. Harris told Mrs. Howlett to prepare a big supper for the coming 4th of July, for the company would run an excursion train as far as Eagle Point on that day and have a big celebration and dance and she would be called on to prepare the supper. Can't you come out then, Mr. Bliton, and give a write-up of the whole affair?
Medford Mail, February 24, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    George Daley, Jr., is putting up a new fence in front of Watkins' Hotel.
    While writing this two men drove up and called for dinner, on their way to the timber belt.
    Hon. John R. Cook has returned to Eastern Oregon and expects to remain at Bonanza for the rest of the winter and spring.
    The saloon men are making a desperate effort to get one started here, but there seems but little prospect as yet, for the most of the people here don't want a saloon.
    Last Sunday Messrs. Harris and Fee, a capitalist of Pennsylvania, took dinner at the Sunnyside on their way to Big Butte Falls, where the latter was to inspect the big timber, as well as the route to that country over which the prospective railroad will run. If the railroad survey has done nothing more it has attracted the attention of Eastern capitalists and caused them to come to see our possibilities.
    Some two weeks ago I announced that there was an important change in real estate in this section of the country. I referred to a deal wherein Mr. J. Healy had purchased the Daley saw mill and a large tract of timber adjoining, and he requested me not to mention the matter at that time, as it might interfere with his plans. He and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Daley, Sr., have gone to Round Top at this writing to be gone for a few days to run out the lines in the timber, Mrs. Daley to keep house for them while there. Mr. H. intends to put a force of men at work at once to repair the road leading from here to the mill and get logs in readiness to do business this summer.
    Wm. Dexter, of Siskiyou County, Calif., came over last Sunday, and your Eagle Point correspondent took him to his brother, George's, place, on the north fork of Little Butte. He comes over to procure horses to take with him. Speaking of the trip to George Dexter's brings forcibly to my mind the fact that somebody ought to look after the roads in that section of the country, for there are places in the road, both above Brownsboro and below the town, where a stranger would be afraid to drive for they are so bad that it seems as though the horses would mire down or the rig would be pulled to pieces, and such places do not recommend our citizens, at least to strangers. It shows a lack of energy on this part.
Medford Mail, March 3, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Lin Dugan, near Eagle Point, February 28, 1905, a daughter.
    Frank Jackson is here, looking for a place to locate. He and his wife have fallen greatly in love with our beautiful valley on Butte Creek.
    Dr. W. B. Officer, who has been here for some time, left last Sunday, to solicit for Woodard, Clarke & Co., druggists of Portland, and now there is an opening for a good physician in this community.
    There were two strangers here last Sunday, looking for land to buy, and I am sorry to say that some of the land owners are so excited that they are asking so much for their land that it scares the prospective buyer clear out of the ring.
    Mrs. A. N. Thomas' grand-daughter, Miss Anna Conn, of Klamath Falls, came out from Central Point on the stage and spent the night with her grandmother, proceeding on her way home the next day. She had been engaged in teaching school north of here.
    Frank Stever, of Washington, has moved into the house known as the Griffith house and for the present Samuel Jackson, the man who bought the tract of land of J. N. Grover, is stopping with him, although he expects to build on his own place as soon as he gets his crop of garden truck in and can haul the lumber.
    Quite a number of the friends of Wm. Brown, one of our enterprising young merchants, gave him a surprise birthday party last Friday night, at the residence of his father, Hon. George Brown. They must have had a fine time, for the company did not adjourn until the dial had passed the midnight hour by several degrees.
    James E. Geary, of Elk Creek, came out to attend the funeral of his wife's great-aunt.
    Died--March 3, 1905, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Hart, Mary Amanda Griffith, aged 76 years, 11 months and 11 days. The subject of this notice was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina, March 22, 1828; came to Oregon in 1853 and located in this neighborhood, where she has remained ever since with the exception of one year she spent in Humboldt County, California. In 1854 she was married to Charles Griffith and three children were born--two girls and one boy. Eleven years ago this month she lost her husband and two years later she buried her youngest daughter. The two remaining children survive her. Her daughter, Mrs. John Hart, lives in this neighborhood while her son, Orlando, lives at Silver Lake. She leaves, besides her two children, three grandchildren and a very large list of connections, as well as a host of friends. The funeral services were conducted at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Hart, by A. C. Howlett, and as an evidence of the high esteem in which she was held, will say that between one hundred and fifty and two hundred attended the funeral. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Hart desires the Mail to express her thanks to the kind friends who so kindly assisted during the protracted sickness of her mother.
Medford Mail, March 10, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas went last week to Central Point to visit her sister, Mrs. Pearce, who is quite sick.
    Our school is gradually filling up since we have secured the services of Prof. W. A. Wood as principal.
    Mr. Olson, the sawmill man of Clarks Creek, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last Saturday night; also was Jake, the butcher. He was out here making arrangements to open up his shop this spring.
    Walter Moore moved his family back to Grants Pass last week and that leaves us without a good blacksmith, and this is one of the best stands for a good smith and a good doctor in the county, and we are without both just now.
    Temple Brown, who is engaged teaching school at Prospect, came out last week, accompanied by Mrs. Green and Miss Elsie Nye. Mr. B. returned on Sunday, accompanied by Miss Floy Florey, who has gone to visit her grandmother, Mrs. Chauncey Nye, of Prospect.
    Last Thursday week Jack Wrisley called on your correspondent to go to the Olson sawmill to have Mrs. Olson acknowledge a deed, Mr. and Mrs. Olson having sold their farm between Sams Valley and the Meadows to a Mr. McClure, consideration $500.
    Ora Bellows is again among us with his family, his wife having returned from her mother-in-law's, where she has been staying during the latter's sickness, and I am sorry to have to say that Mrs. Bellows, Sr., is no better and little hopes are entertained for her recovery.
    G. W. Canning and Theodore Glass are here at this writing, organizing a lodge of the Modern Woodmen of America, and appear to be having good success, as they had twenty names of applicants on their list last Monday morning. Mr. C. is quite energetic and seems to understand just how to present his subject to his hearers.
    Mr. Watson, who has been living in the Robinett home, started last Monday for Eastern Oregon. S. H. Harnish, who has been living on the McNeil place, has moved into the Robinett house and J. B. Jackson, having purchased the McNeil place, has moved onto that place. Mr. Jackson came recently from Washington (state), and his brother having purchased a part of the Grover place, has settled there and J. B. Jackson last week closed the deal for the McNeil property, consideration $1600. That makes three families that have moved into our town in the last two weeks and still they come.
    Speaking of the trip to Olson's mill brings to mind the fact that there ought to be something done for the road between Eagle Point and Big Butte bridge on the Fort Klamath route; the county court ought to have a practical civil engineer lay out a route for a road over that part of the country between Caster's and the bridge. In one place we have to go over a high, rough and muddy hill to evade a short springy place and down McNeil Creek the road should be graded along one bank or the other and be taken out of the creek bottom entirely. As it is now it is impossible to haul a load over it and in the summer the road is so rough that it is no uncommon thing to see a wagon broken down or a load of lumber thrown off and left.
    I have a list of accidents to chronicle this week; but fortunately none of them of a very serious nature. First, Roy Smith, son of J. W. Smith, of Big Sticky, had the misfortune to run a nail into his foot, causing considerable pain; but at last accounts the wound was healing nicely. Second, the same man, Roy Smith, while using a hammer, made a miss-lick and struck himself on the knee, partially moving the knee cap, making him quite lame for some time. Third, Harry Cingcade, while working with a young horse, was kicked on the knee, knocking the kneecap down and last Sunday he could hardly walk. Poor Harry seems to have a time; for the most of the past winter he has been afflicted all the same as old Job, with boils on one of his legs, so that he could hardly walk. Fourth, while Jess Fredenburg was attempting to corral a cow, his horse turned suddenly and jumped a log and Mr. F.'s leg caught on a snag about two feet long and came near breaking his leg, knocking him senseless for some time, but at last accounts he was able to be around, but badly banged up. Fifth, George Nichols, of Lake Flats, while working with a colt, became entangled in the rope and had his shoulder pulled out of place, and now do you wonder that we want a good doctor to settle among us?
Medford Mail, March 17, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    M. S. Wood is repairing his house and fixing up generally.
    J. W. Grover has been putting out a new young orchard on his place.
    Wm. Knighton and wife took a trip to Medford on business and while there visited some of their old-time friends in that section of the country.
    Mr. Jackson, who bought the tract of land of J. W. Grover, has hands working clearing off the timber and brush, making flumes and getting ready for a fine garden this summer.
    Quite a number of young folks went to Gold Hill last Friday, to attend a dance given by the ladies of that place. They report having had a very pleasant time while there.
    Thomas Coy made a business trip to Grants Pass last week. He is thinking of moving there unless the new Medford and Crater Lake Railroad Company opens up something of interest here.
    James Ringer has been taking orders here for wall paper and several of the houses in this section are to be repapered, some repainted and some remodeled. We are getting ready for the rush that is coming to Eagle Point this season.
    There has been a large acreage of alfalfa sown in this part of the country this season, and the present outlook is that we will want all the hay that can be raised, as people are constantly coming in looking for homes and each family will have to be supplied from the products of the soil.
    Miss Hattie Cingcade, who has been attending the commercial school at Ashland, and Miss Laura , who is attending the Normal, came home last Saturday. The former will remain, and Miss Laura returned Monday, to resume her studies.
    Dr. Hargrave, of Medford, G. W. Canning, of Ashland, Theodore and Jessie Glass, of Sams Valley, were here last week, examining applicants for admission into the assembly of Woodmen of America. They report good success. Mr. C. said that it would take about three weeks before he would get his returns, so that he could perfect the organization.
    Messrs. L. K. Huntington, B. A. Slocum and J. Healey, of Emporium, Pa., are here this writing (Tuesday), on their way to the Round Top mill, which they purchased of A. J. Daley and son. They came Monday night and the heavy rain that night caused them to remain here until the road dried up some. They are planning to run the mill and open up a lumber yard here, keeping all kinds of lumber, so as to supply the demand--something greatly needed here.
    There is no little stir here now over the prospect of a railroad in the near future. Strange to say some of our lending business men have been throwing cold water on the move all of the time, and now that there seems to be a good prospect for a railroad, they seem to feel as though their time had come and they are on the verge of ruin. This may be, and probably will be, other business houses open up here, but that will make more business for those of us who are here. So let it come.
Medford Mail, March 24, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    There was a stranger here last Sunday, looking for a situation for a home and business.
    Jack Wetzel came out last Monday to put things in shape to open his meat market.
    Deputy Sheriff Lin Clemens was out here last week, summoning jurors for this week's term of court.
    Mrs. Green, who has been visiting the family of A. J. Florey, has returned to her home in the state of Washington.
    Miss Violet Brown, of Roseburg, a cousin of Mrs. A. J. Florey, passed through here last week, on her way to Prospect, to take charge of the school at that place.
    A. A. Davis, his son, Scott, and wife and Mr. Hoover were out last Sunday, the guest of Wm. Ulrich. Mr. Davis was looking over the railroad prospect at this place.
    Jack Wrisley stopped Monday night with us on his way to the Olson saw mill. He reports the roads between here and the mill in a horrible condition, as the mud on McNeil Creek is hub deep and no way to avoid it.
    Mr. Harris, one of the promoters of the Medford & Crater Lake Railroad, passed through here last Monday, accompanied by a gentleman, looking over the route from here to the saw mill site at Big Butte Falls.
    John W. Smith is almost laid up with boils on his wrist, as he now has four at one time and his brother, Lewis, is laid up with the grippe. They are some better at this writing, I am glad to say.
    Miss Floy Florey, who has been stopping with her grandmother, Mrs. Chauncey Nye, of Prospect, returned home last week. She, being deputy postmaster at this place, was greatly missed and her many friends gave her a cordial welcome.
    Another of the old landmarks of Eagle Point has been moved away, it being the old Mathews blacksmith shop that has been standing in the upper end of town, near where the first post office was established, for the last forty or fifty years.
Medford Mail, March 31, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Bush, of Prospect, was the guest of S. H. Harnish last Tuesday night.
    Prof. W. A. Wood made a trip to Elk Creek Saturday, returning on Sunday.
    A man by the name of Sherman, from Los Angeles, has been here for the last few days. He is thinking of locating among us.
    Messrs. Swanson and Hackman passed through here last week on their way to their homesteads, near Mt. McLoughlin (Mt. Pitt).
    J. Healey went to Elk Creek on last Friday, returning on Monday. He thinks that he will get his mill, the Daley mill, started in a short time.
    John Williscroft dropped in from Trail last Monday. He reported that they have two Sunday schools in that section now, both in a flourishing condition. That Lee Middlebusher had the misfortune to cut her foot quite badly with an ax last week.
    A. M. Coney, a blacksmith from Medford, was out here last week, looking for a location to open up business. He was on a deal with Mrs. Moore for the tools, etc., that belonged to her husband, and at present writing the indications are that a bargain will be effected, and he will open up business here.
    I received a letter from John R. Cook last Monday in which he informed me that there was a man there who wanted a location as a doctor by the name of A. B. Estock, who he recommends very highly. There is a good opening here for a good doctor, as Dr. Officer is going on the road as a traveling salesman. J. R. says he expects to return to our place in May.
    Died--In the veterans' home, in California, March 25, 1905, Alexandria J. Davis, aged thirty-seven years. Mr. Davis was a soldier in the 2nd Oregon and did service in the Spanish-American War, fighting the battles of his country in the Philippines. He leaves a mother, two sisters and one brother to mourn his death. He is a brother of Mrs. Jerry Heckathorn, of this place.
    A little incident occurred last Saturday night that ought to be a warning against young men chewing gum while dancing. A young man had a piece of gum in his mouth and was dancing with a young lady who had her hair arranged in the latest style--have it project as far over the forehead as possible--the result was he got some of the hair in his mouth, it stuck to the gum and so pulled out a bunch of hair in his mouth, with the result that he had to throw that chew of gum away and get another. A clear loss of a wish of hair and a chew of gum. All caused by chewing gum while dancing.
    We have had some excitement in this part of the country since I last wrote. Last week Jack Ashpole swore out a warrant for the arrest of one Henry Smith for shooting a hog of his on the range. It appears from the evidence that he was drinking and acting very strangely and wanted to shoot Walter Moore's dog to try his gun and acted so as to rouse suspicion that everything was not right and a short distance from there he was seen to shoot twice, and a hog was found with two ball holes in his body. His next stop was at a farm house on the road and there called for his dinner "all the same Tracy," informing the lady that he had no money, but dinner he wanted, and he wanted eggs as a part of the bill of fare. J. M. Heckathorn was appointed as special constable and arrested him on the old Wm. Bybee farm. After his arrest he filled up on wine, so the constable reported to me and by the time they reached Central Point bridge he concluded that he wanted to ride his horse that he was leading behind the buggy, telling Mr. H. that he would come on and that when he reached Agate he had a gun there that he would get and then he would lead him a merry string. The result was that when he got to Agate he got his gun, a Winchester, and when Mr. H. made a move toward having him go he took a shot at him and Mr. H. said that the ball whizzed by his head so close that he thought it best to let him go, as he had nothing but a toy pistol. The case was submitted to the grand jury but the result I have not learned. It is claimed by those who know him that his mind is unbalanced.
Medford Mail, April 7, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    The farmers are busy planting corn in these parts.
    E. B. Stowell has moved his family onto the old Burnett place on Big Sticky.
    Mrs. Miltonburger, mother of Mrs. William Ulrich, is here, visiting her daughter.
    A. J. Florey has torn down his old board fence and replaced it with a new wire one.
    S. H. Harnish has rented the John Williscroft place, southeast of here, and expects to move onto it soon.
    Mr. Countryman has rented the place where he is living for another year. He thinks Eagle Point is good enough for him.
    Eagle Point School District, No. 9, of Jackson County, Oregon, has a notice in this week calling in some of the old money orders.
    James Ringer, our painter, has just finished painting M. S. Wood's house and is now engaged painting the residence of S. B. Holmes
    I omitted to state in a former letter that J. H. Carlton has torn the old partition out of his store to make room. Business is increasing.
    J. W. Heckathorn in this week's Mail calls attention to the fact that he has property here for sale, his billiard saloon house, stock of goods, etc.
    Mrs. Harry Moore had her household goods shipped to Yoncalla last week and expects to go there herself as soon as she settles up her business in Medford.
    John Inlow and John Smith went to work last Tuesday morning on J. W. Grover's house, which they commenced last fall. They expect to have it completed in a short time.
    Mr. Sherman, the man who located on a tract of land on the desert north of our town, has bought the old Chris Wooley house, tore it down and is now moving it onto his tract of land.
    J. F. Ditsworth, of Leeds, passed through here with his son and daughter last Monday, on their way home. Miss Ditsworth has been staying in Central Point for the past few weeks for medical treatment.
    Holmes and Carlton are planning to have one of the grandest balls of the season here, in their big warehouse on the night of May 1st, and Mrs. Howlett is looking around for the good things for the supper. An extra good time is anticipated.
    Wm. Abbott moves his family from here up to the Clarks Creek ranch this week, to spend the summer. They will be greatly missed among us. Last Monday being Miss Mar Abbott's eighteenth birthday, Mrs. Howlett gave her a birthday taffy pulling party. There were but a few invited, but those present seemed to enjoy themselves very much.
    Mr. Butler, the jeweler, and his son, of the Medford Furniture Company, with their families, came out last Sunday, combining business with pleasure, stopping at the Sunnyside for dinner, viewing George Daley's hydraulic ram throw a three-inch stream of water out of the creek into his garden, sampled our wonderful sulfur springs, etc.
    There was a desperate effort made by the saloon element last week to get license to run a saloon here, but their efforts proved a failure. Instead of publishing the notice and petition in a paper of general circulation in this locality, it was published in the Gold Hill News and when a copy was ordered by Wm. Ulrich it failed to come and finally a copy was secured, through a friend in Gold Hill on Friday night, before the time for the meeting of the county court and the anti-saloon men and women went to work and by Tuesday noon enough names were secured to a remonstrance to beat the petition, having some fifteen names on the remonstrance that has signed the petition and the result was that the court did not grant the license.
Medford Mail, April 14, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    I unintentionally omitted to state in my last that H. P. Harriman, a veterinary dentist, was out in our town week before last, doing dental work for some of our citizens. He seems to have good success in his line.
    George W. Shively, of North Dakota, a son-in-law of Elder J. P. Moomaw, formerly of this place, but now of Marshfield, arrived here last week and has arranged to go onto the J. H. Carlton place. He was proceeded a few days by his brother-in-law, Cephas Moomaw.
    J. F. Ditsworth, of Leeds, came to the Sunnyside Hotel last Friday evening to take a rest and have his hand treated. He has a very bad carbuncle on one of his fingers, but at present writing, Tuesday, it is improving and his general health is also improving rapidly.
    Messrs. Lee and Healey came out last week and closed the deal for the Daley saw mill, on Round Top, consideration--$1500. They have also negotiated for a large lot of timber in that vicinity. They expect to have the mill running next week. The change will work a great benefit to this section of the country, as we have not been able to procure a sufficient amount of lumber here for local purposes. The calculations are that there will be several new buildings go up here this summer and fall. People are already looking around for suitable lots for building purposes.
    The sad intelligence reached us last Sunday evening that Mrs. Charles Hoefft, of Lake Creek, died Sunday morning. She was apparently as well as ever when she woke up and her husband suggested that she lay and rest, while the girls prepared breakfast, and when the girls went to call her, she was dead. That is as far as I have been able to learn the particulars, but suppose that your correspondent, Bro. Kenney, will furnish your readers with all of the facts in the case. The many friends of the family here deeply sympathize with them in their hour of sad bereavement.
    On Wednesday of last week the Woman's Aid Society gave a quilting at Mrs. J. H. Carlton's and the dinner was served at Mrs. J. Frank Brown's--a basket dinner--and it is not necessary for me to say that the dinner was simply superb, for the ladies of this section know just how to get up a fine dinner, and when the reader reads over the names of those who were present, they will conclude that not only the dinner was all O.K., but the quilting was also par excellent. The following ladies took part in the social affair: Mesdames J. W. Grover, Geo. W. Owings, A. L. Haselton, A. J. Daley, J. H. Daley, R. G. Brown, George Brown, J. Frank Brown, J. H. Jackson, Joseph Moomaw, Steaver, S. B. Holmes, T. E. Nichols, A. C. Howlett, Jack, Elizabeth Simon, A. Pool, W. B. Officer, J. H. Carlton; Misses Minnie Givan, C. B. Richardson, Lottie Taylor, Hattie and Agnes Howlett. The quilts being quilted are made by the different ladies in the community and the material is donated by those who have not the time or ability to make them and all of the proceeds are to be placed in a fund to be used for the purpose of building a church in Eagle Point. The members of the society are very confident of success and expect to realize a handsome sum from the sale of the different things they are preparing for the grand sale that is to come off in the near future.
Medford Mail, April 21, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Mary Phipps died at her home near Prospect Monday, aged about seventy-six years.
    Rev. Austin preached here last Saturday night and Sunday morning, and at Table Rock in the afternoon.
    Our young folks are organizing a brass band here and we will soon be so that our local talent will furnish us with music for the dances.
    J. B. Jackson, who bought the McNeil property, has been rearranging his fence, taking a tract of land that was lying between the house and the road and otherwise improving the place.
    L. H. McElroy, salesman for Oregon Nursery Co., of Salem, was canvassing this part of the county last week. He went to the Prospect country last Monday. He is meeting with good success.
    The M.&C.L.R.R. Co. changed the survey on the north side of the creek last Saturday, so as to bring the road nearer to the business part of the town and have the depot building on better ground.
    Mr. Virgin, of Ashland, and a young man whose name I have forgotten, were pleasant callers last Sunday. They were looking over the situation. Mr. Virgin seems to think that we are living in one of the finest valleys in the country and our water power he pronounces as fine as anyone could wish.
    Last week your Eagle Point correspondent took a trip to Round Top, to the mill formerly owned by A. J. Daley and son, but now the property of Lee & Healey. Mr. Healey has taken a crew of men up and gone to work to repair the road, rearrange the mill and expects to be cutting lumber in a short time. They expect to establish a lumber yard at this place.
    There has been quite a change of real estate since I last wrote. The Theodric Cameron (J. J. Fryer) place has changed hands, but the particulars I am unable to give at this time. The tract has been, to a certain extent, divided and resold. S. H. Jackson secured five acres, Wm. Knighton fifteen and A. Pool four acres each, paying one hundred dollars per acre.
    Last Thursday W. W. Parker, of Big Butte, came out for his aunt, his uncle having gone on ahead on foot. He was so anxious to see his brother, Dr. R. L. Parker, that he could not wait for a team, and on Friday started for home with his aunt, Mrs. H. A. Griffith, and on the way she lost a heavy cape, lined with snuff-colored silk. The finder will please leave it with the postmistress at Brownsboro or with me.
    Last Sunday our ball team went to Central Point to play against that team and the result was that Eagle Point came out ahead again, the count standing nine to eighteen in favor of Eagle Point. All hands had a good time. Everything passed off pleasantly. In my last I stated that our ball team was to go to Talent to play last Sunday; but I was wrong, as the time set is next Saturday and then the Talent boys are coming here to play Monday, May 1st, and take in the big dance. Mrs. Howlett is preparing to feed a large crowd as the calculation is that the dance will be the best of the season.
    Last Saturday night Messrs. Canning and Glass organized an assembly of the Woodmen of America at this place. They were assisted by a large number of the members from Medford, Central Point and Gold Hill. The following officers were elected and installed: Consul, Fred Pettigrew; advisor, George Givan; banker, Pete Stowell; clerk, J. H. Carlton; escort, Frank Lewis; watchman, Thomas Henderson; sentry, Sam'l. Vestal; managers, Mr. Ringle, for one year; Dee Bradshaw, for two years; E. B. Stowell, for three years. Supper was served at the Sunnyside for the guests from the surrounding assemblies and hot coffee and sandwiches were served at the hall at midnight. They all seemed to be well pleased with the prospect and proceedings and anticipate having a very successful assembly here.
Medford Mail, April 28, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Arglee Green returned to her parental roof last Sunday.
    Mr. Harris passed through here last Monday with men and teams to haul out the timbers for the railroad bridge across Butte Creek.
    Inlow and Smith are pushing the house of J. W. Grover to completion and Mr. Grover is now at work putting on another coat of paint.
    Mrs. Lol Walton (nee Lol Nichols), daughter of T. E. Nichols, who has been in San Francisco for some time, returned to visit her parents a short time ago.
    Jerry Heckathorn has been making some changes in the arrangement of his place of business. He has enlarged his sales room and put in other attractions.
    R. W. Buffum has organized a band here and as soon as the instruments can be procured he expects to commence giving the boys instruction in that line.
    The Jackson Medicine Co. put in last week here, selling their medicines and amusing the people who went to see them perform their plays. Miss Lottie Taylor carried off the prize.
    Our school closed today (Friday) and a petition has been circulated, signed by forty-four of the voters and taxpayers, requesting the board to engage the same teachers for next fall and winter.
    Past Master Workman of Snowy Butte Lodge No. 138 returned from Portland last week, where he has been attending the meeting of the grand lodge of A.O.U.W. He expressed himself as well pleased with the outlook and had a very enjoyable time while there.
    Mr. Lee, of the firm of Lee & Healey, who bought the Daley saw mill, moved his family out here last Monday and moved into the house formerly occupied by the late Henry Moore. They are getting their mill into shape and are now cutting lumber. They seem to be men of means and a large amount of energy.
    C. W. Bowers, of Marcellus, Mich., came into our neighborhood about the 20th of last month with a Belgian stallion that weighs 2220 pounds, which he sold to a stock company and now we have a horse among us that has been greatly needed. The purchasers, twenty-six in all, pay three thousand dollars for him and expect to stand him two days out of the week at D. P. Mathews' farm. They held a meeting and elected a president and five directors, whose name I am not able to give this time. Mr. Bowers gave the purchasers a free dinner at the Sunnyside Hotel last Monday and they and the fifteen who came from Talent to play baseball had a jolly crowd. And then on the evening of the same day Holmes & Carlton gave a dance and Mrs. Howlett gave the supper and fed about one hundred and sixty, while your Eagle Point correspondent had a barn full of horses to attend to, which altogether made a busy day around here. The Talent boys who played came out second best again, the score standing fourteen to ten in favor of Eagle Point; but the Talent boys seemed to take their defeat all right and many of them remained to the dance.
Medford Mail, May 5, 1905, page 3


Ulvstad News.
BY M. U. [Martin Ulvestad]
    At a cost of about $300 a good road had been put through the rocky point at the lower end of Elk Creek, thus removing one of the main obstacles to travel between here and Medford. The road both below and above said point has been greatly improved. Most of the work has been done by voluntary contributions of work and cash.
    There are quite a number of young people in this section now--people who are building homes and improving the country. The growth of the population has done good in many respects and the influence of [a] law-abiding, industrious class of citizens is plainly evident. If we only had a church, religious services and longer terms of schools, we would be more satisfied. It is too early, though, to expect those things; they will come with the progress of the settlement. Such things take time.
    The population is increasing. Of the present homesteaders and settlers I can call to mind just now: James Geary, John Trustee, Arthur Holden, Mr. Kibbel, Capt. Lindsay, George Nelson, H. Messenger, Mr. Miller, Mr. Winningham, the Pence families, Jeff Pearce, E. E. Ash, Sophie Oss, Eda Spencer, Stella Mathews, R. J. Ommel, John Swanson, Hans Christiansen, Adolph Olsen, J. C. Mathews, Dr. Esterly, the Morgan brothers and their father, Arthur and Claud Moore, Bob Lewis, Messrs. Bell, Bailey and Dickinson, and there are other families and single persons whose names I cannot remember. Some of these people get their mail from Persist; the balance are supplied by this office. T. B. Dawson is mail carrier.
Medford Mail, May 5, 1905, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Dr. W. B. Officer has a man at work finishing up the inside of his residence.
    The present indications are that the wedding bells will be heard in our quiet town ere long.
    By request I announce the marriage of Wm. Beale and Mrs. Mary Smith, May 1st, at Klamath Falls.
    Charles and Alfred Morine, of Elk Creek, took dinner here last Sunday, on their way to Eastern Oregon.
    Eagle Point baseball team went to Jacksonville last Sunday and played against the Jacksonville team, coming out second best.
    Wm. Knighton has moved his family onto the tract of land, a part of the old Fryer place he purchased of Nichols and Carlton.
    Chauncey Florey started last Tuesday morning for Prospect, where he expects to spend the summer with his grandmother, Mrs. Chauncey Nye.
    Our school closed last Friday and Friday night. The school gave an entertainment in connection with the eighth grade exercises that are pronounced a complete success.
    John Doons, the contractor, who is delivering the timbers for the railroad bridge across Butte Creek, is getting the short pieces out and expects to soon be hauling the long ones. Eighty-six feet long by twenty-four by sixteen inches square, twelve in number, a big undertaking over a rough mountain road, but he seems to be equal to the task, although the heavy rains are interfering with his plans to some extent.
    Last Saturday J. W. Reynolds, of Talent, and Mr. Morrison came over to commence hauling lumber for Lee & Healey from their Round Top mill. Mr. R. has taken a contract to haul and expects to have a good supply of lumber at the Lee & Healey lumber yard at this place in a short time. They are guests at the Sunnyside Hotel, as Mr. R. has a large farm near Talent, that requires the presence of his good wife, so that they cannot move here at this time.
    Last week T. M. Childreth and his brother, W. J. Childreth, accompanied by their father and a young man by the name of Ed. Williams, all from Oklahoma, came out to view our town and while here the two first named purchased the tools and stock belonging to the late Harry Moore and on Monday brought some coal and other supplies from Medford and opened up the blacksmith shop belonging to A. J. Daley and rented houses for their families to move into. So you see that now we have two blacksmiths in our town. For the present they are stopping at the Sunnyside. They seem to be the right sort of men and will warrant all of their work. They propose to do all kinds of wood and blacksmith work.
    During the last few days of the school there was a petition circulated, requesting the board to re-employ the same teachers, Prof. W. A. Wood and Miss Clara B. Richardson, to teach our school next winter for a term of eight months, at a salary of $60 and $45 per month and signed by the following named taxpayers and patrons of the school: A. J. Florey, A. J. Daley, S. B. Holmes, James Ringer, Wm. Brown, A. C. Howlett, J. Moomaw, G. W. Daley Jr., J. A. Abbott, J. H. Inlow, R. G. Brown, Mary E. McNeil, J. W. Smith, Eli Dahack, M. S. Wood, Mettie Martin, George Brown, Wm. Ulrich, S. H. Harnish, G. W. Owings, J. B. Jackson, J. W. Grover, J. W. Heckathorn, J. H. Carlton, W. B. Officer, Mesdames Allie Daley, Francis E. Jack, Elsie Riley, Celia W. Holmes, M. E. Cingcade, Sarah E. Howlett, Anna Thomas, Isabella Heckathorn, W. A. Brown, Joseph Riley, Frank Lewis, J. H. Daley (a director), Thomas Coy, W. F. Smith, Frank Stever, S. H. Jackson, J. F. Brown, J. J. Fryer, Charles Cingcade, Wm. Dutton, F. A. Henderson. Forty-six names out of a total number of voters of fifty-eight and when the petition was presented, the chairman, Thomas E. Nichols, was asked by Hon. George Brown if he recognized the petition and was given to understand from Mr. Nichols' reply that the petition would have no weight. The result was that Prof. W. A. Wood was employed for only six months and Mrs. Alice Cook for the primary department, with the understanding that the people were to be allowed the privilege of voting on the question of having an eight-month school next June, and now the question properly comes up: Are we progressing or retrogressing, have we as American citizens no rights of petition, or are we absolutely at the mercy of a school board. I wish to say that John H. Daley positively refused to sign the contract for Mrs. Cook to teach, as he felt that great wrong had been done by the two other members refusing to employ Miss Richardson to teach the primary department.
Medford Mail, May 12, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Jake Wetzel, the butcher, came out last Saturday to make arrangements to open up his shop.
    Mrs. J. Frank Brown, wife of our popular merchant, went to Grants Pass last Saturday, to visit her cousin.
    There was a number of our citizens visited Medford last Saturday, some on business and some to attend the meeting of the Farmers' Association.
    Mrs. Arglee Green, who came up from San Francisco to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, was called to her home in that city by phone the first of last week.
    Last week, J. M. Heckathorn, the prosecuting witness against Henry Smith for shooting at an officer, Merritt Brown and A. C. Howlett were subpoenaed to appear in Jacksonville on the 15th as witnesses in that case.
    The ladies of the Aid Society have had another quilting and expect to have their things ready by the middle of next month to hold their fair. They propose to have a grand time and raise quite a sum toward building a church.
    Last week there was something about the machinery of the Lee & Healey mill broke and our new blacksmiths were called on to make the necessary repairs. They are well pleased with the outlook here and are talking of buying property here.
    Ora Bellows came out from the camp where the men are getting out the timbers for the railroad bridge across Butte Creek. He says that they have four of the longest pieces out and a number of short ones, but the teams had to stop hauling last week on account of the heavy rains making the roads so muddy.
    John Allen, one of the leading stockmen of Derby, had the misfortune to get his arm broken one day last week. He was driving a cow and she fell and the horse he was riding fell over her, throwing him off and rolling onto him, breaking his arm above the elbow. Last Sunday he was getting along very well.
    There has been considerable moving around here this week. S. H. Harnish moved from the Robinett house to the Williscroft farm, Mr. Lee moved into the house vacated by Mr. Harnish, Thomas Coy moved to Ashland and the two Childreth brothers--our new blacksmiths--expect to move into the house vacated by Coy and Lee, but we will get things straightened out after a while and business will go along all O.K. as usual.
    Ed. Cingcade, one of our promising young men, while at D. P. Mathews' working with some horses, had his attention called away from his business and while walking along looking at somebody's daughter, deliberately walked onto a horse's heels and the result was he was badly kicked on the knee. The next time he is going to look at the horse and take the chances of walking against the girl. He is still able to be around, however.
    Mr. Wolfer came out last Saturday and planted two hundred more strawberry plants. Speaking about strawberries, he says that he will put the soil around Eagle Point against any other part of Southern Oregon, that Ashland is not in the race at all. He has plenty berries which measure from four to five inches in circumference and then the quantity on the vines and quality is unsurpassed. All that is necessary is to plant a good variety, cultivate them properly and the soil and Butte Creek water will do the rest.
    Last Sunday your Eagle Point correspondent went to Derby, to take Miss Anna Colvig to teach the school in that place. She inquired while on the way if the people in that section we passed through ever worked the roads. Judging from the condition in which we found them I was not surprised to hear her make the inquiry, for they were very rough and an occasional mudhole for variation, but we made the trip and found the people anxiously waiting for her. She commenced her school last Monday. The crops along the route are looking fine and the grass is equally as good, for the stock is showing the effect of good grass. We saw John Ashpole and his two sons, Wilbur and Roy, D. P. Mathews and one of the Vestal boys driving their cattle back into the Big Butte country for early summer range and when the snow goes off they will take them to the high hills for the rest of the season.
Medford Mail, May 19, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    James Mee and wife, of Applegate, came over one day last week and spent the night with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Abbott.
    Ed. Ash, who is working at the Lee & Healey sawmill, had the misfortune to cut his foot very badly last Saturday morning.
    James Ringer has just finished repainting the fronts of Geo. Brown & Son's store and now he is painting the house of Emil Pech, on Little Butte Creek.
    Wm. von der Hellen met with quite a severe accident one day last week by stepping on a nail, inflicting a severe wound, but he is able to come to the Eagle Point post office regularly.
    J. N. Reynolds, of Talent, he who has been hauling lumber for Lee & Healey, was called by 'phone last Wednesday night to the bedside of his wife, who was reported quite sick.
    I omitted to state in my former Eaglets that Green Mathews had the misfortune to have one of his arms broken. He was handling a vicious horse, which reared up, striking him on the arm, causing a bad fracture. He went to Medford last Saturday to have it treated.
    Miss Mollie Riley, living on the south bank of Antelope Creek, had the misfortune to have her wrist thrown out of place while attempting to harness a horse. The horse shied and threw the whole weight of the harness on her wrist, thus causing the dislocation.
    A prominent business man from Chicago, by the name of Kent, was the guest of George Brown last week. Before leaving he and Mr. Brown went up and sampled Mr. Wolfer's berries and he thinks that it will be a long time before he forgets the rich flavor of the Butte Creek fruit.
    The two brothers L. and Richard Fee, Mrs. L. Fee and a lady friend, all from Pennsylvania, stopped at the Sunnyside Hotel on Thursday evening to supper and then proceeded on their way to Medford. They had been up to the Big Butte Falls, where the big sawmill is to be located.
    There is a great demand, in these parts, for teams and drivers to haul lumber and timbers for the railroad bridges across Butte and Bear creeks, as well as lumber for building purposes, as there will probably be several buildings go up this summer.
    Wm. Knighton has finally settled down to make himself and his good wife a home in the lower part of our town, on the old Fryer place, and among the sensible things he has done is to subscribe for the Mail. He went to Medford last Tuesday, taking in a part of a load of luscious strawberries from Wolfer's strawberry garden.
    Prof. Warren A. Wood, he who has been in charge of our school the last three months and who is engaged to teach our school next winter, left the Sunnyside last Monday, to remain about three months, unless he gets sick again. In that case he says that he is coming home again. He leaves a host of friends who wish him abundant success.
    I am often asked if the Medford & Crater Lake Railroad will help Eagle Point any, but if those making inquiry could see the change in the last few months, the inquiries would not be so numerous. For instance, our list of school children has increased from eighty-eight, with eleven removed from the district, to 111 and still they come.
    The band boys have concluded to have a grand benefit ball here on the night of the second of June, the entire proceeds going toward paying for the instruments. They--the instruments--will not belong to individual members, but to the town, and the ladies of the town and vicinity are going to donate the supper and of course they will have a feast. The supper will be served in the Heckathorn hall. Prof. Buffum will be the leader of the orchestra and of course the music will be par excellent.
    On Wednesday night of last week there was a big fire, as long as it lasted, on the hill north of here. About 11:30 p.m., some malicious person set fire to a house belonging to Mrs. Mary Smith Beel and one on the opposite side of the road, belonging to J. S. Howard, of Medford, and they were both burned to the ground. The loss was probably $350. The party who committed the deed has not as yet been arrested, but a close watch is kept on the suspected party.
    Well, our town is filling up as fast as it can, for every house in it is now either occupied or engaged, except one. Our new smiths, with their father, A. J. Childreth, have finally settled, T. M. in the Coy house and N. J. in the house formerly occupied by H. Moore, where he is handy to the blacksmith shop, where he can be found at almost all times, so that we can now count on getting our work done as soon as ordered, unless overcrowded, and did right, for they warrant their work. They have both subscribed for the Mail, as they have intelligent families and want to keep up with the times.
    Last Monday your scribe was called to the county seat and after courting until 3 p.m. proceeded on his way to visit John Lewis and wife. Found everything looking all O.K. The crops in that section are fine and I predict that in the course of a few years that part of Jackson County will be noted for its abundance of fruit, especially of apples, pears and grapes. The mining industry was at almost a standstill, as there were but few men at work, having but three on the night shift and seven or eight on the day shift. But the knowing ones were at work making a deal to sell the property at that time. The alfalfa over there looks fine and although they do not irrigate, still the yield is about three tons per acre. While there I had the pleasure of visiting the school taught by Miss Myrtle Corum, of Central Point. She has a very interesting school and some of the patrons with whom I talked seemed to think that they had the right person in the right place, for some of the children are learning very rapidly.
Medford Mail, May 26, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--In Eagle Point, May 26, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. Ora Bellows, a son.
    Leroy Smith had the misfortune to cut his foot quite badly last week, while cutting wood for next winter's use.
    Young & Harris are pushing their work of getting the timbers out for the railroad bridge across Little Butte Creek.
    There was quite a number of our old veterans went to Medford last Tuesday, to attend the decoration exercises.
    The farmers are already taking advantage of the lumber yard that Lee & Healey have established here, as the lumber is in great demand.
    The Medford & Crater Lake Railroad Company have a force of men cutting out the right-of-way on the banks of Little Butte Creek and vicinity. They seem to be pushing the work right along.
    Mr. Wolfer, of Medford, came out last Monday, to look after his strawberries. He gathered over one hundred gallons--counting five cups to the gallon. He disposed of quite a large amount here and took the rest to Medford Tuesday morning.
    A. J. Bish, of Medford, while driving a span of mules in company with Decata Davis, of Jacksonville, became excited as the mules acted a little frisky and he jumped out of the hack, leaving the hack and its contents to the mercy of the mules; but fortunately no special damage was done, as the mules soon had their run out and quieted down.
    Our new smiths are giving general satisfaction and are talking of putting up another forge, for they are already having about all the work they can do on one forge and as they become better known and the work increases, as it is bound to, as the teaming and harvesting season comes on, they will probably have to enlarge their shop.
    The band boys are getting along fine with their horns, etc., and the prospect is that we will soon have an Eagle Point band that will compare favorably with any of the bands in the valley. The benefit ball to be given this (Friday) evening, for the purpose of helping to pay for the instruments, will likely be largely attended, as there has already been a number of tickets sold at this writing, Monday.
    G. W. Owings, who is living on the Morrow place, brought down a sample of his oats to show which measured five feet and seven inches in length and he says that he has several acres of it. I asked him to send in a bunch to the exposition building at Medford and he said he would, to show what would grow on sticky. He says he will have more hay on the place this year than was ever raised there before.
    We came near having a very serious difficulty in our usually quiet neighborhood last week. M. S. Wood, one of our quiet and highly respected citizens, had leveled down a place for a flume, so that he could run the water from the main Fryer ditch to his garden, alongside the tract of land belonging to a woman who keeps the place to rent, and she objected to his doing so and one word brought on another until she finally threw a stone, weighing about two pounds, at him, barely missing his head, but by a lucky move he dodged just in time to save himself from being badly hurt.
    Miss Clara B. Richardson, the young lady who taught the primary department of our school last winter and who was badly wanted by eighty percent of the voters and ninety-nine percent of the patrons and all of the pupils, has been engaged to take charge of the primary department of the Talent school, and we congratulate the directors of that district on their success in thus securing such a competent teacher, for with Prof. J. C. Barnard as principal and Miss Richardson in charge of the primary department, success is already assured.
    The Ladies' Aid Society has decided to hold their church fair on the fifteenth of June. They will hold it in the Holmes Bros.' warehouse. The exercises will commence at ten o'clock a.m. Rev. Austin will deliver the opening address. They expect to serve ice cream, cake, pies and in fact everything that is good to eat or drink, and at noon dinner will be served at 25 cents, with a slight charge for extras. The ladies of our town and vicinity have prepared a large number of things of beauty and value, such as quilts, table spreads, tides [sic], pillow shams, etc. Let everybody come, bring their money along with them and help the good cause along. For all of the proceeds are to go toward building a church house in Eagle Point.
Medford Mail, June 2, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Elder J. P. Moomaw and family have returned to our town from Coos Bay.
    There was a Sunday school organized here last Sunday, but I have not the list of officers at hand.
    Harvard Nichols, son of J. M. Nichols, had the misfortune to fall from his horse one day last week and broke his arm.
    Mrs. Hunter, a sister of Mrs. J. M. Black, passed through our town one day last week, on her way to visit her sister.
    Marguerite and Jack Florey, children of our postmaster, went to Prospect last Saturday, to visit their grandmother, Mrs. Chauncey Nye.
    Mrs. Howlett has decided that she will have to enlarge our hotel, as we are so crowded now that we are scarce of bed rooms and still they come. Last Saturday night there were seventeen men and three ladies slept in the house.
    Mr. Ditsworth, of Leeds, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside one night last week. He says that he does not think that he will be able to cross the mountains for Fort Klamath before sometime in July, on account of the snow.
    Mr. Healey, of the firm of Lee & Healey, the men who bought the Daley sawmill, was out last Friday and went to Medford on Saturday. He reports that he is getting out a fine lot of lumber and stacking it to dry so that when the roads get better the market will be supplied with a good grade of lumber--something we have greatly needed.
    Last Saturday night your Eagle Point scribe, while feeding in the barn, had a collision with a vicious horse and this time came off second best, the horse kicking him on the thick part of the leg, but only inflicting a severe bruise. Eddie Higinbotham was in an adjoining stall feeding his team, and he caught me by the arm and pulled me away, but had his arm badly hurt by the collision.
    The benefit ball given for the benefit of the band boys of Eagle Point was a nice affair, the total receipts being $64.30, and the disbursements were $22, leaving a net profit of $42.30. Speaking of the Eagle Point band, they are learning very fast, judging from the noise they are making at night; but I suppose that they have to make a noise in order to learn and those who think that know say that the Eagle Point band is getting along nicely.
    There was an informal meeting held here last Sunday and some of the committees were appointed to make preparations for the celebration the coming fourth of July, but I am not prepared at this writing to give the particulars. The celebration will be held under the auspices of the Eagle Point band and they will have control of the business. The present arrangement is for the ladies to donate the supper and have a dance, but there is a difference of opinion as to the arrangement; but we will see later.
    Last week Wm. Perry and Lloyd Wade were stopping overnight here, looking for one of Mr. Perry's horses, and the next day they found him about twelve miles from here, near Derby, and while running him Wade's saddle turned, throwing him off and at first he thought that his arm was broken, as he was thrown from the horse, the horse kicking and running tore the saddle off and ran but a short distance and stopped. Mr. W., after he had recovered from the fall and bruise, picked up the saddle and carried to it to the horse and discovered that the animal had broken one of his legs, crippling him so that he had to be shot, a serious loss to Mr. W.
    The right-of-way men have cleared the brush and trees out of the way from Eagle Point to the desert and the pile drivers are at work driving the piling for the railroad bridge across Butte Creek. The teamsters have had a hard time drawing out the material for the bridge, as the continued rains have kept the roads so muddy that it took four horses to draw a two-horse load; but the contractors and subcontractors are pushing the work along and we will have a railroad in spite of the rain and mud. But talking about rain. Don't you know that these rains, while they are damaging some hay, are making thousands of dollars' worth of hay and grain?
Medford Mail, June 9, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. B. Jackson has a number of men at work on his house at this time, remodeling and enlarging it.
    Rev. Austin preached here twice last Sunday and once at Brownsboro. He reports having good congregations and an interesting time.
    Our roads are getting dried up now in the hills and the result is that there is a large amount of hauling of lumber, posts, shakes, etc., through our town and to the local yards.
    Miss Lizzie Wolgamott, formerly of Medford, but now of Grants Pass, came out last Sunday to the Sunnyside to recuperate and a friend of hers told her after she had been here but two days that she had improved very much. Her many friends here are giving her a warm reception.
    There was a man by the name of Fentig came here on Thursday of last week and engaged board for a week, who has been lecturing on the subject of moral education, telling fortunes, a little ventriloquist, etc. He closed his lectures last Monday night.
    Messrs. Harris and Young are pushing their contract to completion on the railroad bridge across Butte Creek as they have all of the piling and long timbers out and now are putting up a saw mill on the east side of Round Top, near the Obenchain road, to cut out the smaller timbers.
    S. J. Jones, another one of our boarders, who is trying to recuperate his health, is trying our sulfur spring with marked results. He has invested in timber land in this section and expects to locate among us, as he is now looking for property in our town with an eye to purchasing.
    C. W. Canning, district deputy of M.W. of America, was out last Saturday and assisted in the work of the camp. We have a nice camp here and the present prospect is that we will have as good an assembly here as there is in the county in proportion to the number of inhabitants.
    Notwithstanding the fact that there will be several towns having celebrations on the Fourth of July, we all know that when Eagle Point celebrates it means business and this year the committee on arrangements will spare no pains or expense to make this celebration a crowning success. See bills.
    Lyman Adams, his son, Earl, and a man by the name of Rayton, all of Washington, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Hotel one night last week. They came from Washington via the Lewis and Clark Exposition, where they report having seen a fine display and heard some fine talks, etc. Then proceeding on their way to this county--where Mr. Adams was raised--on their wheels. After visiting old-time friends and neighbors they proceeded on their way to Klamath County, where they have relatives and where Mr. A. formerly lived.
    Well, we have a new doctor in our town, Dr. A. B. Curtice and wife, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has come to locate among us, partly for his own health and principally for the benefit of others. He and his good wife are stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel and while here he is taking advantage of our sulfur springs that are situated here. He says that either the sulfur water that is strongly impregnated with iron, or the climate has improved his appetite wonderfully, as he is improving in health very rapidly. He has met with a cordial welcome by those who have been wishing for another doctor.
    Mrs. T. A. Davis and two children, of North Yakima, Washington, came down to visit her mother, Mrs. F. E. Jack, and family, and since her arrival fish have had to look out, for about the first thing that she did was to go to A. J. Florey's and buy fishing tackle for herself, mother, two half-brothers and half-sister to use, and since then I have not seen a fish in Butte Creek below where they live, so I judge that they must be catching some of the finny tribe that swarm in our waters, but the most sensible thing she did was to subscribe for the Medford Mail, so that she could know what was going on in this part of the country especially.
    Last week Mr. Ditsworth, of Leeds, accompanied by two men who are expert drivers on the river, passed through here with a boat, ropes, etc., on their way to the Upper Rogue River country where Mr. Ditsworth and some of his neighbors have about five hundred light poles all ready for driving on Rogue River, which they expect to take to Gold Ray for Dr. Ray to use in his electric light business. Mr. Ditsworth has been to Gold Ray and strengthened the hooks to secure the poles as they come down the river. Thus one enterprise makes room for another and at the rate business has increased in the last two years in these parts in the course of a short time the Butte Creek and Rogue River country will be among the leading places for business in Jackson County.
Medford Mail, June 16, 1905, page 3


Ladies' Aid, Eagle Point.
    Our sale the 15th was a success beyond our expectation, as the busy time of the year kept a great many away. Our cash receipts for the day were $81.30, with a small expense deducted and several outstanding accounts. Our dinner, well? There is no use saying much about it, the praise from all who ate was sufficient proof of its merits, and we had an abundance of everything good and nice, for which we wish to thank all who so liberally donated.
    All did their part so well it is hardly proper to make special mention of any one person; but we think that a little extra praise is due the young ladies, Misses Lottie Taylor, Anna Nichols, Floy Florey, Ola Nichols, who conducted the ice cream and lemonade booths. All proved themselves most excellent sales ladies. We all extend our thanks for their most valuable services.
    We were treated to some excellent music by Mesdames Officer, Holmes, Brown, Moomaw, Martin and Miss Mattie Taylor; also Rev. Austin and wife.
    We were glad to welcome several Medford people: Rev. J. C. Austin, wife, daughter and little son, Ronald, Dr. Adkins, Geo. Brown, Mesdames Carstens and Davis. We will be glad to welcome them again to our sale this fall and we hope many more.
    Our display of articles would of did justice to a much larger place than Eagle Point.
    We wish to extend our thanks to Rev. Austin for his kind assistance and to Mr. Holmes for the use of the warehouse and to Mr. Heckathorn for the use of his ice cream freezers and assistance in making the ice cream; also to Hon. Geo. Brown as auctioneer.
    If we have neglected to thank anyone it is an oversight, as we are truly thankful for all the services rendered.
    Ladies' Aid meets Wednesday at Mrs. Nettie Grover's.
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Medford Mail, June 23, 1905, page 1


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Rev. Fred Creecy, of Medford, came out unannounced last Sunday and preached for us.
    Mr. and Mrs. Pottenger, son and Miss Hazel Davis, of Medford, were out the first of the week, visiting Mrs. R. G. Brown.
    Mrs. T. A. Davis, of North Yakima, Wash., daughter of Mrs. F. E. Jack, returned to her home last Monday, after spending a few days visiting her mother and family.
    Prof. Robbie Jonas, who is engaged teaching school on Forest Creek, was a pleasant caller in company with Bert Peachey last Sunday. The professor reports that he has a fine school of about thirty-five scholars.
    James Ringer reports that Emil Pech has a bundle of rye at his home, which he raised on his place, that measures nine feet and six inches in length. How is that for rye, and that raised on Butte Creek and not near Medford?
    Our school meeting passed off very pleasantly. There were only twenty-five voters present. Wm. Ulrich was elected director and J. H. Inlow clerk. The vote on continuing the school next winter and spring for eight months instead of six was carried by a large majority.
    Dr. Pleasant, of Central Point, was a pleasant caller at our house last Monday. He came to secure some of the fine Butte Creek berries and while here called on our new M.D. and wife, Dr. and Mrs. Curtice. They had a very pleasant, social chat, took dinner together and Dr. P. extended to them a cordial welcome.
    As Eddie Higinbotham and George Richardson were coming out of the Big Butte hills with a load of railroad timber by some means Miss Lizzie Vestal's horse became frightened and threw her off backwards, but fortunately her foot did not hang to the stirrup, but she received a severe fall. The two young men secured her horse for her.
    The bills that were sent out from the Mail office for the July 4th celebration are attracting attention, as almost everybody wants to go to the Butte Creek country and enjoy a good time on the 4th of July. The ladies of Eagle Point are going to give the supper and Mrs. Howlett is elected to serve the dinner at the Sunnyside Hotel on that day.
    We have to record another case of incendiarism in the Big Butte country. The house known as the Stanley place, situated on Willow Creek, now belonging to Mr. Harris, of Medford, was burned to the ground a short time ago. Mr. Nichols (Artie) had rented the place and taken his provisions up to do his haying and while he was out in the valley on business some fiend set fire to the house and destroyed everything.
    The Ladies' Aid Society had their fair on Thursday of last week and notwithstanding the busy time and the scarcity of money and the fact that the men were busy with their hay, still they realized about $90 from the sales of goods, ice cream, dinner and notions. Several of the fine quilts and more valuable things were bid in and will be sold this fall. They deserve a great deal of credit for their perseverance and liberality. We bespeak for them a rousing good time this fall, when they will hold another fair.
    There was a drunken row in J. W. Heckathorn's billiard hall last Saturday evening. Three men came out from Medford intoxicated, at least two of them were; the third one was reported sober. They quarreled on the road and while one of the men was sitting in a drunken stupor in the shop part of the room, the other came in and struck the sleeper on the head with his rifle twice, when the sleeper grabbed the gun, but the assailant held on and fired one shot in an attempt to kill him. A warrant was sworn out and the next morning the complaining witness asked to have the matter dropped and after consultation with County Commissioner George Brown, we concluded to drop the matter, as it was nothing but a drunken row.
Medford Mail, June 23, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Wm. Nicholson and family camped here last Monday night on their way to Klamath County.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, who has been visiting friends in Medford, is now the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Rader.
    Mrs. Ora Bellows moved, the first of the week, to the Lee sawmill, to join her husband, who is working for Mr. Lee on the lumber yard. Mr. Owings did the transfer work.
    David Cingcade is building a new barn on his place, so that he will not have to stack his hay out and let it spoil in the winter. John Miller is doing the carpenter work.
    Your scribe has been afflicted with granulated sore eyes during the last week, so that he was confined to the house and could neither read or write, and now can hardly see to write as I would like to.
    J. A. Abbott and family started last week for an outing in the Rogue River mountains, where they expect to spend a few weeks and then proceed on their way across the divide via Crater Lake and spend the summer in Klamath County.
    Mr. Aiken, of Prospect, stopped with us last Saturday night, on his way home. He reports that the way across the mountains is so that several teams have already passed over the route and that there is but little snow to contend with.
    Died--At Mead, Washington, June 25, 1905, Mrs. Ida Bell Winkle (nee Mayham); aged thirty-three years, eleven months and seven days. She leaves a husband, four children, mother, father, four sisters and two brothers and a number of friends to mourn her loss.
    Dr. J. S. Pearce, son, Floyd, and wife and daughter, Miss Grace Pearce, came over from Forest Creek last Monday, to visit Mrs. Floyd Pearce's parents and while here Mr. P., the elder, is looking around with an eye to purchasing property in this section.
    There was a school entertainment at the Yankee Creek school house last Friday night. Miss Bertha Peachey, the teacher, and those who attended report having a fine time. After the exercises were over the young folk spent a few hours in "tripping the light fantastic toe."
    Mrs. Valerie Cunningham (nee Williscroft), her two children and her little brother arrived at the Sunnyside Hotel last Monday. She came out to visit her father and a large circle of friends, who gave her a cordial welcome. After the death of her mother, she with the rest of the children went back to their old home in North Dakota, where her sister and husband, Mr. Parliament, resided and now returns to meet her old friends and schoolmates. She will remain in this neighborhood for a few days on account of having the measles in the family where her father is now living on Trail Creek.
    On Monday of last week, your Eagle Point scribe took a trip to the Lee & Healey sawmill, to take provisions, etc., for the company. Found everybody busy and the mill doing fine work, cutting about 12,000 feet of lumber a day. The head sawyer told me that he could easily cut 20,000 feet per day in twenty-four hours. While I was there the deal was about consummated, whereby Mr. Healey sold his interests in the mill and surroundings to his partner, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Lee proposes to cut and stack his lumber, so that this fall he will have a good supply on hand. Mr. H. has interests on Elk Creek, where he will turn his attention. Particulars later.
    Last Monday, June 26th, our new doctor was called to the home of David Pence, of Elk Creek, and your Eagle Point correspondent accompanied him, or rather drove the team to take him. We found the roads in a very good condition, considering the nature of the country we had to go over. When we reached the place we found a new girl baby, weighing thirteen pounds. The doctor made the mother as comfortable as possible and after partaking of a good dinner started on our return trip, reaching home at 5 o'clock p.m. While there he gave me a bunch of alfalfa for exhibition, measuring over five feet in length and a bunch of native grass that measures seven feet which were raised on his place, on Elk Creek. There is not much farming land in that immediate neighborhood, but what little there is is remarkably productive.
Medford Mail, June 30, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    James Ringer, our painter and paper hanger, has been busy last week papering J. B. Jackson's house.
    Miss Lottie Perry, of San Francisco, sister of Mesdames J. W. Grover, Frank Nichols and Wm. Perry, is here, visiting her relatives.
    Thomas Riley, son of our ex-County Commissioner Thomas Riley, Sr., was duly installed as chief clerk in J. H. Inlow's confectionery and barber shop, July 1st.
    The many friends of Miss Clara B. Richardson gave her a cordial greeting on her arrival among us on the evening of the third inst. She had been selected by the committee to read the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth. She is at this writing, July 4th, 8 o'clock, the guest of Mrs. S. B. Holmes.
    Our haying season is about over, and harvest has commenced. Some of the binders have already commenced operation and on account of the extra busy time items of news are correspondingly scarce. The usual amount of powder is being burned this glorious morning of the Fourth of July, while I am trying to write for the Mail.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Warner and infant son Lawrence, of Pendleton, Oregon, son-in-law of and daughter of L. H. Lee, our sawmill man, came down last week, to visit their parents, Mr. Warner returning the next day, but Mrs. Warner expects to remain during the summer. She is hunting for a healthy location and she thinks she has found it.
    By some means the typesetter overlooked my report of our annual school meeting last week. I sent it on a separate sheet of paper but will reproduce it now: Wm. Ulrich was elected director to serve three years and J. H. Inlow clerk to serve one year. The question, "shall we have a school taught eight months next fall and winter," was voted in the affirmative by a large majority.
    Jerry M. Heckathorn and wife started last week on a tour for his health and left his shop in charge of "Dick" Besse and on Sunday Mrs. Heckathorn, Sr., mother of Jerry, thought that things were not being conducted just as she wanted they should be, so she took charge of the establishment and had the place closed up, discharging "Dick," but on Monday she reopened, placing in charge Frank Lewis, her son-in-law, who is now running the house on his own idea of doing business.
    There is now a large amount of lumber passing through our town. A large part of it is destined to be used in the construction of the railroad bridge across Butte Creek, just below town. Walter Parson, one of the civil engineers working on the Medford & Crater Lake Railroad, was out last Saturday, settling up the bills against the railroad company, it being their pay day. He reported that there had been some changes in the business management of the company and that the work would be pushed on with more rapidity, as they expected to extend the road some distance beyond Eagle Point this fall.
    Our new M.D. has an occasional call for professional visits, but it is so distressingly healthy here that we are afraid that he will become discouraged and turn his attention toward some other point. Speaking of health, a gentleman caller at our house assured your correspondent that according to the U.S. statistics the tract of country lying between Grants Pass and Ashland was the healthiest tract of country in the United States. If that is the case it speaks wonders for our beautiful valley. Who can give the chapter and page in the U.S. reports where it can be found? If it is correct let us have it and give it to the world. It will be better than extra-large bunches of grain, or mammoth squashes, pears or apples.
Medford Mail, July 7, 1905, page 8



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, one of our old pioneer citizens, is now the guest of Miss Clara Young.
    Miss Ella McDonald, who has been in San Francisco for some time, returned home last week, on a visit.
    L. Briscoe, of Eastern Oregon, has moved into the old Riddle house, Brown's house. He says that he wants to stay here this winter to have the benefit of our good school.
    The young folks met at the residence of George W. Daley, Sr., and had a social hop last Saturday night. Of course they had a good time, for George and his good wife and daughter, Miss Maggie, know just how to make people have a good time.
    Dr. A. B. Curtice and wife (our new doctor) started last Sunday for Portland, to attend the National American Medical Association. They expect to return the last of the week. The doctor is building up quite a practice here and they think that they will be able to remain here and fill a long-felt need.
    The many friends of the principal of our school, Prof. W. A. Wood, will be glad to learn that he is in the enjoyment of good health. He is now working for the Golden Drift Mining Co. near Grants Pass. He has regained his health and is looking forward to the time when he will commence his work as principal of our school.
    As an item of news that came by private letter, I will state that Mrs. G. W. Carson, wife of Mr. C., who has been organizing the assemblies of Lincoln Annuity throughout the valley, died at Junction City, Oregon, June 28th. She leaves a husband and two children, son and daughter, that I know of and a large circle of friends in these parts to regret her demise.
    John Williscroft, his daughter, Mrs. Cunningham, and her three children and son, Harold, started for Crater Lake last Saturday afternoon. It is Mrs. C.'s first trip to Crater Lake, although she was raised here until she was quite a large girl, and her father knowing the country will make it doubly interesting for her, as she will see all of the sights along the route--the hole in the ground, Flounce Rock, Rogue River Falls, Mill Creek and Bar Creek Falls, where the water falls over 200 feet perpendicular, the big timber, the natural bridge, Rogue River Gorge, Castle Creek Canyon, the pyramids--in fact, sights all along the route that are not to be found anywhere else in the world.
    One of the most interesting features of the pleasures of the occasion at the celebration was the reunion of the Hurst family, Mr. and Mrs. Mast Hurst and their descendants, nineteen in all, who took dinner together and they were joined by one of their old neighbors, James Kent, and family, who have been living neighbors for about twenty-five or thirty years. To say that they had a pleasant time would not be going beyond the bounds of truth. Wat Hurst, of Montana, and family, sister and brother-in-law and several of the connection, came to the Sunnyside for supper, attended the dance and the next morning went on their way rejoicing. The dance was remarkably well attended, and the supper was as usual very good. The band boys did very well financially, as they cleared about $100 and we all had a good time.
    If I had known that the Eaglets last week would have been on the last page of the Mail instead of the accustomed place, I would have given the readers of that live paper an account of our celebration, dance, etc., but as it is will give it now. By 11 o'clock a.m., July 4th the crowd had begun to assemble at the grove and by 11:30 the Eagle Point band, Eagle Point choir, president of the day, Hon. George Brown, chaplain and orator of the day, Rev. W. F. Shields, reader, Miss Clara B. Richardson and a concourse of people were seated and standing in groups in the shade of the mammoth oaks on the banks of the creek in the lower end of town. The exercises opened by singing by the choir, prayer by chaplain, music by the Eagle Point band. Then the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Miss Clara B. Richardson, and to say that she performed her part well would hardly do justice to the subject, for Miss Richardson is regarded as one of the best elocutionists in the country. Then Rev. Shields was introduced as speaker of the day. Well, he complimented the citizens of Eagle Point on their intelligence, energy and enterprise, told us how we were being honored by the selection of one of our representatives from among us, our sheriff and county commissioner, all from Eagle Point and even told us what fine dances we have here and what gentlemen and ladies we have, and of our schools, railroad, etc. Why, Mr. Editor, he made us feel as though we were really among the upper ten, and then at close Hon. George Brown proposed three rousing cheers for the speaker and leader, which were given with a will.
Medford Mail, July 14, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Charity Williams, who has been working in the hotel at Central Point for the last week, returned home last Saturday.
    Miss Edna Whitley, of Flounce Rock, came out to keep company with Miss Florey last week, to remain while Mrs. Florey and the rest of the children take an outing at her old home near Prospect.
    Frank Brown and wife and Jo Moomaw and wife took a trip to the Big Butte country last week, returning Monday night. They caught about seventy-five fish measuring from four to eight inches long.
    Dr. A. B. Curtice and wife returned home from Portland last Sunday and before they reached home--the Sunnyside Hotel--he had a call to prescribe for the child of Eugene B. Stowell, on Big Sticky. He reports having had a fine time in Portland at the Medical Association and at the Lewis and Clark fair.
    J. Hartman, the contractor for the railroad bridges across Bear Creek and Little Butte, called on us last Sunday and reported that he had finished the Bear Creek bridge and was ready to push the other to completion as soon as the timber was put on the ground; but the trouble seems to be to get teams to haul the timber.
    Walter Parson, civil engineer in charge of the construction of culverts, bridges, etc., for the M.&C.L.R.R. Company, moved their tents into the yard of the Sunnyside last Saturday evening and are working now on the right of way on the north side of Little Butte Creek. They act as though they meant business and are pushing the work along as fast as possible.
    Mr. Lee, the sawmill man, moved his family up to the mill on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Owings moved his family from the old Moomaw place into the Robinett house, where Mr. Lee was living, and J. P. Moomaw has moved into his own place again. Mrs. Asbury sold her property in the lower end of town to a man by the name of Wamsley, consideration $850, and has moved his family onto it.
    Died--July 15, 1905, at the old home on Rogue River, George N. Stowell; aged seventy-six years, ten months and three days. Mr. Stowell was born in the state of Ohio in 1828; crossed the plains in 1852, reaching Oregon that fall and has resided in this county most of the time since. He married Miss Rice shortly after he came to this state and she bore him three children when she died, leaving an infant son, Eugene B. Stowell. In the course of time he married Miss Mary Hart and by her he has had ten children, seven of whom are still living. He leaves in addition to his wife and eight children a large circle of friends to feel the sad bereavement. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence by A. C. Howlett and the remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery on Sunday. There was a large concourse of his old friends and neighbors attending the funeral. He will be greatly missed, as he was a good neighbor, kind and loving father and husband and has raised a family that anyone may feel proud of.
    We came near having to chronicle a disastrous fire in our neighborhood last week. Miss Mattie Taylor undertook to clean up the yard and had a small pile of "foxtail" to dispose of, so she set it afire. After it had burned for quite a while she thought that there was no danger, so she went to the front of the house and was cleaning up the dry grass, etc., when she heard a noise that she supposed was a wagon coming and as she was expecting her stepfather, R. G. Brown, home, looked down the road for him, but seeing no one she began to look around to see where the noise came from and soon discovered that the henhouse was on fire. Just then a man from Upper Butte came along and she and her mother called to him to help to extinguish the flames. He stopped and unhooked his traces and then stood as though spellbound. In the meantime Frank Lewis and Mr. Wolfer saw the fire and ran to the rescue; but it had made such headway that they could not save the henhouse or its contents--some hens setting--but saved the barn and granary. The loss is estimated to be about $20.
Medford Mail, July 21, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
    Our roads are lined with people going to the hills and springs for an outing.
    Miss Cora Childreth and Charity Williams went to Medford last week to visit relatives.
    Messrs. Jackson and Buffum returned last week from their trip to Prospect and the Upper Rogue River country.
    Miss Anna Snider came down from her home to visit her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Schatt, at the Sunnyside last Sunday evening.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Adams, in Eagle Point, July 19, 1905, a daughter. The little one only lived a short time, until Saturday, the 22nd. It was interred in the Antelope Cemetery. Mrs. Adams is getting along nicely. Her mother, Mrs. Aaron Beck, came out from her mountain home last Sunday to stay with her daughter for a while.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Schatt are guests at the Sunnyside at this writing. Mr. Schatt is president of the Schatt & Morgan Cutlery Co., of Titusville, Pa. He is also traveling salesman for the company. He is so well pleased with our town and its surroundings that he thinks of spending several days if not weeks here. Mrs. S. is a sister of Mrs. Lucinda, living north of Eagle Point about four miles.
    Died--July 24, 1905, Reuben Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Riley, of cholera infantum; aged one year and ten days. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery. In addition to the sickness and death of their baby their little girl, Hattie, fell out of an apple tree last Sunday and broke her arm. So it seems as though their troubles do not come singly. They have the sympathy of their neighbors in this bereavement and affliction.
    Last Monday night Mrs. Howlett took our two girls and Mrs. Curtis and went out to visit the family of Mrs. Snider and while on the way had a little breakdown and while there had Mr. and Mrs. Schatt added to the number of passengers and before they reached home had a still more serious breakdown, but they tied up with ropes and came on their way rejoicing, but the hack had to go to the Childreth Bros.' shop for repairs Tuesday morning.
    Walter Parson is here with a crew of men, surveying out an addition to Eagle Point on the W. Ulrich farm; also J. Hartman and brother are at work driving the piling for the small bridges or culverts and the man who has the contract to do the grading is putting on all the teams he can get, and the mill men, who took the contract to deliver the timber for the bridge across Butte Creek, are getting all the teams they can get to haul the timbers and everybody is busy and some of the farmers have so much hay that they don't know what to do with it and still the people are coming to Eagle Point to get homes and houses are constantly in demand, and we have good reason to believe that we will have to finish the upper part of our school house so as to make room for the children and employ another teacher and pay more taxes, and that would almost kill some of us old mossbacks.
    On Tuesday of last week your Eagle Point pencil pusher was called to drive Dr. A. B. Curtice to the home of Herman Meyers, on Salt Lake, to administer to the wants of his wife. At last accounts she was improving rapidly. While on the subject of my trip to Salt Lake, that is a small stream that empties into Little Butte, I wish to commend the work done on the new bridge above Brownsboro, but while they have done a fine job on that particular part of the thoroughfare, they have badly neglected the rest of the road, for it looks as though they had never picked up a stone or filled any old mudholes--in fact the road is so rough in places that there is danger of shaking the wheels off of the rig. Would it not be well to apply some of the public funds toward improving the roads outside of the main traveled roads?
Medford Mail, July 28, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Abbott, who went to Klamath County some time ago, returned last week.
    Mrs. E. B. Stowell started last week with her children for Klamath County, to visit her sister, Mrs. Wm. Beal.
    Mrs. A. L. Haselton, her daughter, Bessie, and Mrs. George W. Daley, Jr., went to Medford on Wednesday of last week.
    Mrs. George Daley, Sr., and her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last Sunday.
    Wesley and Thomas Childreth, our blacksmiths, went to Medford last Sunday afternoon, to meet their sister, who came from Oklahoma.
    E. C. Pomeroy started up his threshing machine on Wm. Ulrich's farm last Monday. The present outlook is that the crops will yield abundantly.
    Benj. F. Baker, now living on the north side of Rogue River, called last Saturday evening, remaining over Sunday and on Monday went to Medford to dispose of a fine mare he has.
    George Parson, assistant civil engineer on the M.&C.L.R.R. and Charley Obenchain, who have been working on the railroad in this part of the route, had a business call to Ashland last Saturday, returning on Sunday.
    Mrs. Hermon Meyers, of Salt Creek, has been stopping for several days at the Sunnyside, receiving medical treatment from Dr. A. B. Curtice, returned home last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Meyers speak in high terms of our new M.D.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Schatt, of Titusville, Pa., who have been spending a week or more at the Sunnyside, and drinking sulfur water from our famous sulfur spring, for their health, started for San Francisco on Wednesday of last week.
    J. B. Smith and his brother, J. N. Smith, of Big Sticky, were calling on some of their Eagle Point friends last week. J. B. Smith is here from Boulder, Colo., on a visit to his brother, and the two are having a good time visiting old friends.
    J. M. Heckathorn and wife returned from their trip to the coast last week, where they have been recuperating and visiting some of her old-time friends. On their return Mr. H. sold his entire stock of goods, including billiard table, pictures and in fact everything except house and household goods.
    There is a rumor afloat here that there has been a joint stock company formed to purchase and operate the grist mill at this place and if it can be done and the mill run properly and on milling principles, there is no better investment, for there is all the water power that is needed and the mill has as good machinery for making flour as can be found in the county.
    Speaking of the railroad, there seems to be considerable activity in that line of business, as the contractors are putting in all the force they can muster and the two mill men, Messrs. Olson and Lee, having a contract for 50,000 feet each, are sending out the timber for the bridge across Butte Creek as fast as they can get teams. The iron is on the ground and contractor Hartman has his force framing the timbers. We are anxiously waiting to hear the whistle of the locomotive as it rushes into the depot on the Wm. Ulrich farm. Last week the Parson Bros. commenced to survey the plot of ground to be used for depot grounds and the addition to Eagle Point and by the time these Eaglets are read by the public we will probably know just where the depot will be. I should have remarked that Parson Bros. had made a change in the railroad survey on the Young farm, so as to raise the road above the irrigating ditch in one place.
Medford Mail, August 4, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    By special request I announce the arrival July 4, 1905, of a fine son at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood.
    Mrs. A. J. Florey, who has been spending some time at her old home near Prospect, returned home last Saturday.
    Mrs. E. B. Stowell, who went to Klamath County, to visit her sister for a few weeks, returned home last Sunday.
    Mesdames John Hart and George W. Stowell were here last week on business connected with the estate of the late George W. Stowell.
    Say, have you any idea what it means when young men are wanting to rent dwelling houses? There seems to be about two who are preparing to go to housekeeping and are trying to rent dwelling houses in these parts.
    There was a messenger came from Prospect Monday night after a burial suit for a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollenbeak, who died on that date. He was a young man who had been greatly afflicted and his death was not unlooked for.
    The weather has been so warm the last few days that people do not stir very much, unless they have to, and then many of them travel in the night as the teams are to be heard late and early, and that is one reason why items are so scarce this week.
    There will be preaching here next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m., by a Methodist minister from Medford and in the evening at 8 o'clock p.m., by Rev. Carstens. Mr. Carstens will also preach here on the evening of the third Sunday at 8 p.m. We speak for him a good audience, as Mr. C. is a very interesting speaker and will interest anyone who likes to hear an interesting discourse.
    There has been some changes in the business program in our village. As announced last week J. M. Heckathorn has sold out and on Monday Mr. Haskins took formal possession. John H. Inlow sold his business and real property to Frank Jackson, consideration $700. Mr. Jackson has not given out as yet the kind of business he intends to open up, but he will continue to carry on the same line of business, at present, that Mr. Inlow did.
    Messrs. McCall and Walter Parson came out from Medford last Monday evening and went to work laying out the railroad additions to Eagle Point. They had done some work on it last week but owing to the sickness of some of the men they had to suspend operations for a while. As George Parson, assistant civil engineer, was taken sick and had to be taken to Medford for treatment and two of the other men were compelled to lay off for a few days, it caused a break in their plans. Mr. Ewen, the contractor for grading, has moved his camp to the north side of the desert and is now at work on a big fill south of the old Harbaugh place, while Mr. Hayes, subcontractor, is putting on all of the force he can get, grading in the Butte Creek and Antelope bottoms. There seems to be a scarcity of hands and teams just now, but as soon as harvest is over there will be more men and teams at leisure and then the work will be pushed along faster. Mr. Lee has succeeded in getting his part of the contract filled, the delivery of 50,000 feet of timber for the railroad bridge across Butte Creek and Mr. Olson has also about completed his part of the contract, and now Mr. Hartman is pushing the work right along and soon that part of the work will be ready for the steel.
Medford Mail, August 11, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Our neighbor, R. G. Brown, had the misfortune to run a nail into his foot, causing him considerable pain and annoyance.
    Last Friday the railroad force was called off from here for a few days but will probably be working here again by the time this is in print.
    Mr. Haskins, the man who bought out J. M. Heckathorn, seems to have started off on the right foot and bids fair to get his share of the trade.
    Wilbur Jack, who has been working in the neighborhood of Fort Klamath this summer, came in last Saturday. He reports that haying will last about two weeks longer in that section.
    Frank Jackson, he who bought J. H. Inlow out, has papered the rooms, painted the woodwork and made several changes and is fixing the place up in fine style and from present indications he will do a good business here.
    Arrangements have been made so that the grist mill here will be run this season and the company put men at work last Monday cleaning out the tail race, repairing the dam and getting ready for a general run. The opening up of that industry means a great deal for Eagle Point, and we anticipate lively times here this fall.
    C. Patrick, of San Francisco, Calif., passed through here the last week, stopping here several hours. He was on his way to Crater Lake. He has been Associated Press dispatch receiver for the Statesman, Salem, for some time and is on his way to San Francisco, Calif., to work there. He is a gentleman of fine address.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas, who has been spending the summer in Eastern Oregon with her son, Charles, and family, came in on a flying visit the first of last week and spent a few days with her old neighbors and attending to business, returning last Monday. She expects to remain out there during the winter.
    S. S. Aiken, of Prospect, was a pleasant caller last week on his way to the city to procure supplies for his store at that place, returning Saturday evening. He reports that there is considerable business going on in that section and that quite a number of tourists are passing over the road to Crater Lake and other places of interest.
    J. J. Fryer started last week to see the Lewis and Clark exposition and after spending a few days there intends to go on to Seattle to visit his daughter, Mrs. L. F. Jones. Before starting he subscribed for the Mail for her, so that while he was gone he would hear from his home county and get the news generally.
    Frank Brown, of the firm of Brown & Sons, of Eagle Point, and wife started for Portland to attend the fair last week and before going he sent to Frank Lewis for some onions to take to exhibit. He got eight exhibit onions that tipped the beam at exactly twenty-four pounds and Mr. L. has hundreds of pounds of the same kind--three pounds apiece. How does that sound for onions?
    Mrs. Lavonia Miller and son, Bert, arrived here last Friday from Coy, Polk County, Oregon, on a visit to Elder J. P. Moomaw and family. The two families had been friends and neighbors in Portland, Texas, and had not seen each other for ten years. Mrs. Miller and son expect to remain for two or three weeks, visiting and looking at the country. Mr. Miller is in the employ of the Southern Pacific Co. and has a layoff for a month.
    Dr. A. B. Curtice, who has been stopping here for the last two months, secured a position in a drug store in Lebanon and left us last Monday. His health was so poor that he was unable to stand the fatigue and hardships of the work here, although he seemed to be well pleased with the outlook, as he said that he was satisfied he could soon build up a practice here, amounting to at least $3,000 a year. This leaves an opening for a good doctor to come in and secure a good position.
    I announced last week that Rev. Carstens would preach here next Sunday evening, but last Sunday when he was out he changed the time to Friday (this evening) when he will preach and ascertain the prospect for the organization of a Baptist church and for building a church house here, something greatly needed in this town. He had a full house last Sunday evening and can always count on a good audience whenever he comes. We are not particular here about the denomination, but are always glad to greet a good, genial soul, that can interest an audience.
Medford Mail, August 18, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    A letter from J. H. Inlow says that he has been sick at Klamath Falls for some time but is improving now.
    Paul Van Scoy and family arrived here the first of last week. They are visiting Mrs. Van Scoy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown.
    J. J. Fryer has had a new roof put on the house occupied by the late John Lewis, but more recently by Rev. Countryman.
    Last week as Johnny Childreth was riding on a horse with another boy, by some means he lost his balance, fell off and broke his arm.
    Samuel Coy, of Ashland, formerly of this place, came up last week on business, spending a day or two among his old neighbors.
    Prof. Robbie Jonas, who is engaged teaching school on Forest Creek, came over last Saturday to look after his business in these parts.
    George Parson, assistant civil engineer on the M.&C.L.R.R., who has been on the sick list for several days, was out last Saturday and Sunday, smiling on his friends.
    Charley Obenchain, who has been one of the tape men with the M.&C.L.R.R. crew, took a layoff last Saturday for a few days and went to his father's last Saturday evening.
    I understand that Mr. Ewen, the contractor to do the grading for the new railroad, has about doubled his force and is pushing the work right along.
    Frank Smith and family, another of J. W. Smith's boys, of Big Sticky, passed through here last Friday afternoon on their way to see the old folks. He has not been home for a number of years.
    Mr. Wamsley, the man who bought the Asbury place in our town, seems to be of the right sort, for he proposes to give a good lift on the proposed church building here.
    Mr. Haskins, the gentleman who bought the Heckathorn property, seems to have started off on the right foot and he and his good wife seem to be adapted to the place they occupy.
    Mrs. Warner, daughter of our sawmill man, Mr. Lee, started for her home in Pendleton last Thursday. She has been visiting her father and stepmother for several weeks at the Round Top mill.
    J. F. Brown and wife, who have been taking in the Lewis and Clark fair, returned last Sunday. They report that there were so many things to see and so much grandeur that it had a tendency to confuse the mind, but they had a fine time.
    Frank Jackson, he who bought J. H. Inlow out at this place, has rearranged the interior of the building and is fixing things up in fine shape, making a pleasant resort for ladies and gentlemen to while away an evening or an odd hour occasionally.
    Miss Cora Childreth and Miss Charity Williams came out from Medford last Saturday, the former remaining, but Miss Williams returned Sunday evening. Two of the Childreth brothers came out from Medford Sunday morning to visit their brothers here, returning the same evening.
    The Snowy Butte Mill is about ready for business again. S. B. Holmes and J. H. Carlton have rented the mill and Mr. Haskel, of Central Point, a practical miller, is going to superintend the mill work and we are assured of the move being a success. The farmers are already storing their wheat and mechanics are at work repairing the mill and putting it in shape to do as good work as in former years. They have made arrangements to buy a reasonable amount of wheat.
    Last Friday Rev. Carstens, accompanied by Dr. Adkins, A. P. Talent and A. P. Kame, came out to assist in the organization of a Baptist church at this place and to take steps toward building a church house. They were somewhat disappointed on account of not having the number come into the organization that they expected, as only eight came forward, but they have the promise of some six or seven more, who expect to join with them soon. Rev. C. gave us a fine talk and made a strong appeal for a church house. Dr. Adkins and Mr. Kame also spoke encouragingly of the move and County Commissioner George Brown spoke strongly in favor of the move. That we need a church is a self-evident fact and as a business proposition I can't see why money invested in a move of that kind could or should not pay interest on the investment. Quite a number of men are engaged here in business and of course it is to their interest to have others come and settle among us, buy lots, build houses, fill up our schools and by that means cause money to circulate among us. I for one am receiving letters from different parts of the country, inquiring about our town and the surrounding country and especially about our schools and churches, and when they are informed that we have no regular preaching here and no church they naturally turn to some other place where they can have such necessary accompaniments to civilization. But the outlook is encouraging, as a number of the business men are becoming interested in the move.
Medford Mail, August 25, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Bristow and his two sons, who have been working in Klamath County for some time, returned home last Saturday.
    B. S. Radcliff, of Glendale, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last week. He is circulating a petition for license to sell liquor, open up a saloon in Eagle Point, but how he will succeed remains to be seen.
    The men engaged on the M.&C.L.R.R., who have been working in these parts for some time, moved their tents the first of last week and started for the Greenback Mine, where Mr. Parson had some civil engineering to do, expecting to be gone about a week or ten days.
    Died--August 22, 1905, at the residence of his son, Aaron, James Beck, aged seventy-nine years and ten months. Mr. Beck had been a resident of Jackson County for a number of years, raised his family and lived to see them grown and married, and a large circle of grandchildren grown up around him. He was a man who was highly respected and in addition to his relatives leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his death.
    A week ago last Saturday, while Wm. Abbott's little baby boy, aged three years, was playing in the yard on their mountain home, on the head of Clarks Creek, a large rattlesnake bit him on the foot. The child said, in giving an account of the occurrence, that the snake was lying in the yard looking at him, and he walked up to him and kicked him, and that was the way he got bit. As soon as the fact was known that he was bitten, his father sucked all of the poison out that he could, bathed the wound with soda and water and spirits of turpentine and then covered the foot with mud. Miss Mae Abbott, in giving me the account, said that the mud seemed to foam the same as fruit that had soured in a jar, and the next morning the foot had turned a green color. At last accounts, however, the boy was all right.
    Last Friday about 10 o'clock a.m., your Eagle Point correspondent and his youngest daughter, Agnes, started for Fort Klamath. The first thing of note on the way was the passing of two men and two women on their way to Crater Lake. They were all walking and one of the men had a part of a heavy blacksnake whip trying to persuade a horse along that the driver said was sick. The horse looked as though he has been trying to learn to live on free air and water, for he looked as though he had had nothing more substantial than air or water for a long time. I thought as I passed by and saw the poor horse, so poor and weak that he could hardly walk, much less draw a load, that there was a proper case for the enforcement of the law against cruelty to animals, for the poor horse could hardly go and the idea of making him try to draw such a load and to be beaten beside is too bad to be tolerated. Shortly after leaving that scene of cruelty we met two nice young ladies, who had got separated from the rest of the company. They had rode on ahead on horseback, crossed the Rogue River bridge, supposing that their parents would take the same road, but now they didn't know whether they would come by the route they had taken or go by way of the fish hatchery, and then another difficulty arose in the mind and that was whether they would go by the way of the free ferry and Eagle Point or by the bridge and Agate, but they concluded to go on to Eagle Point. Shortly after leaving them met a man and lady driving John-like and they were looking for two lost girls and when I told them my experience with them they stated that they had broke their wagon and had to get another and they didn't know which road the girls had taken, but when told that they were all right they started to try to overtake them. There was nothing of special note occurred on the route that day, unless it was meeting quite a number of our old acquaintances on their way from the huckleberry patch, reaching our camp at hole in the ground in time to eat a hearty supper and have a good night's sleep. While there at camp we fell in company with one of our neighbor boys, Chauncey Florey, who is stopping with his grandmother, Mrs. Chauncey Nye. The next morning we started about six o'clock and soon ran into the camps of the people who are working on the electric light plant of Dr. Ray's and the high line ditch. Judging from the number of tents in sight of the road there must be a large force of men at work and that means lots of business for Medford and Eagle Point. All along the route we met men and women on their return trip from Crater Lake and the huckleberry patch, but their faces were so black with dust that I did not know them and the only way they knew me was by my iron gray team. We reached Bridge Creek that night at 6:30, having traveled a distance of forty-seven miles. The road has been greatly improved since I traveled over it two years ago. I met a company of ladies climbing up the hill to the summit and one of them remarked that they had come over by the way of the Lake o' the Woods and that the Rogue River route was a good buggy road compared to either the Klamath Falls or Pelican Bay route. Starting from Bridge Creek Sunday morning at 6:40 we reached our daughter's at Fort Klamath, a distance of fourteen miles, at 8:50. On the way I discovered that Mr. Arant, the gentleman who has charge of the Crater Lake Park improvements and superintendent of the road from Fort Klamath to Crater Lake, has been making some material changes in the route and he gave me several points on changes to be made on the route from Medford to Crater Lake, via Rogue River route, but as I expect to go over the new road via Crater Lake on my return trip I will wait until I see more and try to write it up for next week's Mail. On reaching Fort Klamath I found several of our old Jackson County neighbors and business men, some here on business and some for pleasure. Among the prominent personages I found was our old fish commissioner, Mr. Park, as fat as ever, but I must close.
Medford Mail, September 1, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Well, when I last wrote I was in Klamath County and there promised your readers to say more about the road. During the week's stay at Fort Klamath I met with quite a number of citizens from these parts. Among them, Mr. Hodge, of Medford, who bought two farms, one from Henry Gorden and one from his brother, James. I also met Messrs. Gore & Wortman, who were out here buying beef cattle. Dee Bradshaw was also there to buy some work horses. Speaking of horses, they have some of the best horses in that section of the country I have seen anywhere and they are turning their attention to raising good draft horses, having some as good stallions there as there is in the country. Fort Klamath has improved very much since I was there two years ago, as several neat residence houses, a large hall and a school house that reflects credit on the citizens have been built and business seems to have increased to a great extent. One noticeable thing was the absence of drunken Indians. Two and three years ago when I was there the town would be full of drunken Indians; but now they have nothing of the kind and while I was there everything was quiet and orderly. On Thursday of last week a gentleman from Klamath Falls, by the name of John Blindert, and myself took a trip to Crater Lake and your readers can judge of the road that Superintendent Arant has built when I tell them that we drove from Fort Klamath to the lake in five hours, a distance of twenty-two miles, and back in three hours. The reader will bear in mind that Crater Lake is something over seven thousand feet above the sea level and that it is a constant climb from Ft. Klamath to the lake, but Mr. Arant has made a road that reflects great credit on him and shows that he is the right man in the right place. Now all that the tourists have to do is to start from Medford, go by Eagle Point, the Rogue River route, one of the best mountain roads in the country, cross the divide and take the Crater Lake road at the foot of the hill at the head of Anna Creek and from there a distance of about four miles they can have as fine a road as can be found in the country. Mr. Arant has in course of construction a road that intersects the Crater Lake road, at the foot of the hill, that will intersect the old road from Eagle Point to Ft. Klamath, a little north of White Horse, and he assures me that the heaviest grade on the route will not be over twelve inches to the rod and leave out several miles of heavy grade and make the road one and one-half miles nearer, and then the Ft. Klamath trade will come by that route, as there will be scarcely any heavy grades on the entire route, and as I heard one of the prominent business women of Ft. Klamath remark that as soon as the M.& C.L.R.R. was completed to Derby that they would go to Medford to buy their supplies and ship them to Derby and thereby save the most of the heavy teaming. I should have said in the proper place that while I was at Ft. Klamath Merritt Brown, his brother-in-law, Paul Van Scoy, and Irvin Pool passed through, stopping overnight and a day. They returned via Pelican Bay and Lake o' the Woods. After staying at Ft. Klamath until Saturday morning, I started, bringing with me my daughter, Agnes, who went out with me, and my daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, who expects to remain here about a week, then go to Portland to see the Lewis and Clark exposition, then to Walla Walla to visit her sister, Mrs. G. H. Shaw. She expects to be away from her home about four weeks. Miss Mattie Taylor expects to accompany her as far as Portland. On our way we had as traveling companions Mr. and Mrs. D. Cronemiller, Mrs. Fred Cronemiller and her two sons, Guy and Linn, Mrs. Jay Beach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cronemiller, and her daughter, Miss Dorothy, and Mrs. Bennett, of San Francisco, a friend of Mrs. Cronemiller. We had a very pleasant time, although the dust was quite deep. The wind favored us, however, as it was in our faces all of the time and the dust did not bother us a great deal. While at camp at Mill Creek we met with our old townsman, Jerry Heckathorn, and wife. They are camped there, and he expects to remain for some time, as he has such good health out in the mountains. Sunday morning we resumed our journey and at Big Butte fell in company with Wat Hurst and wife and his brother, Frank, a Mr. Allen, all coming in from Mr. Hurst's homestead. We also fell in company with E. B. Stowell, son and daughter, returning from Ft. Klamath. We all reached our destination about five o'clock p.m. Sunday and Mr. Cronemiller and company camped on the bank of our lovely Butte Creek and here I am this Monday morning trying to write for the Mail. I have not been able to gather very many items in this section since my arrival. I see by the Mail that Wm. von der Hellen has succeeded in carrying off our assistant postmaster and that there has been some other changes in our neighborhood.
    A man by the name of Lundy has opened a watch and lock repair shop in A. J. Daley's store.
    The farmers are bringing in their grain to the Snowy Butte Mill and I understand that the mill is turning out a fine quality of flour.
    There was a quiet wedding at the residence of Elder J. P. Moomaw on the 27th of August, when Mr. Bert Miller, of Coy, Polk County, Oregon, and Miss Virginia L. Moomaw were united in marriage, the bride's father pronouncing the ceremony that made the two one. The groom was dressed in a neat black suit and the bride dressed in a white silk dress, trimmed in the most approved style. In connection with the wedding, there was a family reunion. There were present Mrs. Ellie Harnish and family, Mr. and Mrs. Shively and family, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Moomaw, Cephas Moomaw, Jo Moomaw and wife. Nine of the company came from Texas, one from Ohio, seven from North Dakota and five from Nebraska. Mrs. Miller is the youngest child of the family. The bride and groom took the evening train for their home in Coy and will go to housekeeping on their arrival at their home. The many friends of the bride and family extend congratulations.
Medford Mail, September 8, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Wm. Beal and family have returned from Klamath County.
    Mrs. Hasel [Haselton?] is out here visiting the family of Wm. Ulrich.
    George Brown has been putting an addition to his home now occupied by Mr. Bristow.
    Wm. Smith, living in the lower end of town, has torn down his old barn and built a new one.
    Charley Morine came in from Bonanza last Monday, on his way to Elk Creek, where he expects to reside this winter.
    I have just learned of the death of Mr. Edsall on his farm on Big Butte. He was a man of ripe years and highly respected.
    H. C. Stock, of Ashland, was up here last week, looking after his business. He is an undertaker and A. J. Daley is handling his goods here.
    Miss Mary Davidson commenced teaching school in Rogue River, District No. 37, last Monday and our school opened the same day with Prof. N. A. Wood as principal and Mrs. J. R. Cook as teacher of the primary department.
    The Farmers' Institute, which was held here last Monday, was well attended and the speeches and exhibitions were very interesting. Hon. Geo. Brown called the meeting to order and Hon. Hugo von der Hellen was selected to preside.
    Miss Beulah Cingcade and her sister passed through here on her way to take charge of a school between Jacksonville and Sterling. Her sister intends to attend school in Jacksonville this winter. She reports that Miss Frances Aiken has just finished a term of school in Lost Creek District, No. 66, and has given very general satisfaction.
    Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Bidswell, of San Francisco, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside on their return from Crater Lake. Mr. B. said that he had traveled over a large portion of Europe and America, had visited the various places of interest on both continents, but Crater Lake was one of the most wonderful places he had ever visited and that all that was necessary to advertise the lake and in a short time it would be looked upon as one of the wonders of the world.
Medford Mail, September 15, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Findley, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Owings, arrived here while I was away to Portland.
    Mrs. J. B. Jackson is up at North Yakima visiting old neighbors and friends. She expects to return to take a look at the fair, where she will be met by her husband and remain a few days.
    Charley Betz and Miss Julian, of Yreka, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside one evening last week. Mr. Betz was here visiting relatives and Miss Julian visiting friends in the valley.
    N. B. Simon, of Bloomdale, Ohio, a brother-in-law of James Ringer, is visiting the Ringer family. He is the proprietor of the Hopewell stock farm. He is looking around here with a view to locating among us and going into business here.
    George W. Daley, Sr., and wife, Bert Peachey and his two sisters, Bertha and Maud, went out to the headwaters of the Umpqua River last week to look for huckleberries and returned Monday night. Mr. D. reports that the most of the berries has been picked and that the weather was so inclement that they had to return home.
    J. A. McCall, civil engineer for the M.&C.L.R.R. Co., came out last Monday morning and put men to work building culverts for the railroad. Mr. Hartman, the contractor for the building the railroad bridge across Butte Creek, has the job about completed. He has been greatly hindered in his work on account of not having the material to construct it.
    Last Sunday morning George Brown and wife, Lemon Charley and wife, James Owens and wife, Mesdames S. A. Carlton, T. E. Nichols and your correspondent, A. C. Howlett, arrived from their trip to Portland, where they have been attending the Lewis and Clark exposition. Jerry Heckathorn and wife returned last week and so did Paul Van Scoy and wife, Wm. Brown and Miss Mattie Taylor. Harry Carlton and wife, Mrs. S. B. Holmes and Miss Lottie Taylor went up to Portland last Saturday.
    Last Monday morning fire was discovered bursting through the roof of J. H. Carlton's store, about 5:30 o'clock, and in a short time almost everyone in town was aroused, but the fire had such a start that nothing could be saved, as it started in the shed room, where the oils and other things of a combustible nature were located. It soon spread to Jackson Bros.' store and it was with the utmost difficulty that the residences of S. B. Holmes and W. B. Officer were saved as it was thought for some time that the mill and warehouse would go, but fortunately there was no wind, and everything was damp. The building occupied by Mr. Carlton belonged to S. B. Holmes and was not insured; loss, one building $500. The stock of goods, hardware and drugs, amounting to about $4,000 was insured for $1,500. Jackson Bros.' building was insured for $500, but there was no insurance on the goods, most of which, with the fixtures, were removed and saved. Mr. Jackson estimates his loss in goods $150 and of the house, over and above the insurance, about $400, making a loss of $550 and a total loss of over $3,500, beside the breaking up of their business. They have the sympathy of the entire community. The supposition is that it was the work of an incendiary, as there had been no fire in the store for a long time and on Sunday the store was closed all day.
   

A. C. HOWLETT AT PORTLAND.
    When I last wrote for the Mail I was at home on the banks of our beautiful Little Butte Creek, but now am here in the crowded city of Portland. Yes, in company with Hon. George Brown, his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Scoy, W. H. Brown, Miss Mattie Taylor, Mesdames T. E. Nichols and S. A. Carlton, Jerry Heckathorn and wife, Mrs. Millie Hoyt, of Ft. Klamath, we took the train on Tuesday of last week, arriving at this place Wednesday morning. After resting and visiting relatives, Thursday we started in to take in the fair; but, O, what an undertaking! Well, after the first sensation wore off and I began to realize that I was still in Oregon, I began to look around for the place where the Oregon exhibit was and O, what a sight to behold! Why it made me feel proud to think that our own state could make such a display. There we found exhibits of our mineral resources, our coal, timber, agricultural products and fruit. Yes, fruit of almost all kinds and of the choicest variety and in fact almost everything that is needed to sustain life, secure comfort or fill the heart with joy. Why, Mr. Editor, for me to say I felt proud that I had adopted such a grand state as my home does not fully express my feelings. While a large number of the states had exhibits and the most of them were grand, still Oregon seemed to take the lead, although there were a number of the states that in some of their agricultural products excelled our own state. For instance, the samples of corn from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, etc. were far superior to our own, but these states are noted as being the banner states for corn, but when it comes to other cereals, Oregon stands shoulder to shoulder with any of them and when it comes to fruit, vegetables and mineral resources they are not in it. I next turned to the county exhibits and there I was more surprised than ever, for there I found some of our home productions that were given up to be the best of all, although I do not think that our apple exhibit is up to what Jackson County should have, but we all know that the hot weather the past summer has not been favorable to our fruit crop. But still I do not see but our apples compare favorably with any I saw but when it comes to peaches, pears, plums, prunes, berries, melons, etc., we of Jackson County simply take the lead. Then comes our root productions, potatoes, beets, carrots, parsnips, etc. It is conceded a fact that Jackson takes the lead, but more especially our onions. There were some in the display from Eagle Point that surprised the natives. Onions that weigh three and a quarter pounds. They seemed to attract more attention than any other of the root kind. I spent quite a while at the Jackson County booth noting the remarks of different ones on the display and our onions, beets, potatoes and melons seemed to attract more attention than the same kind of product did in any other booth. Josephine County had a fine exhibit of her mineral resources as well as her agricultural. In fact, I am proud of the Southern Oregon display and I am satisfied that it will be productive of good results as I have heard quite a number express their desire to know more about our section of the state. After viewing the wonders in the agricultural and mining department and looking at everything in general, we turned our attention to the government building. There we found many things of special interest, but it will not do for me to particularize too much or my letter might be found in the waste basket. But I must not fail to mention the display of fine arts and more especially in the booth that has the Italian display. This is something that is beautiful beyond my powers of description. Then the mining exhibit was wonderful. The moving pictures, representing different states, counties, mining districts, etc., were simply grand. One of the most interesting features of the fair was the baby show, where there were over one thousand babies entered the contest for the various prizes. There were babies of all ages from four years old down to as young as they could be brought to the ground. Some of them as young as six weeks old. There were American, English, Irish, German, Japs, Chinese, all contending for the various prizes. One very serious drawback to the show was a heavy rain that came just at the time that the grand march was to have taken place. The program was to have the mothers with their babies form a procession and march through one of the principal streets on the fair ground to the auditorium building, but it rained so hard that that part of the program had to be dispensed with, but they had to walk to the building all the same, and what a sight. We stationed ourselves on the steps of the Colorado building and there we stood for over an hour with a constant string of people passing and babies in every kind of dress and being carried in every way through the rain and but few were prepared for rain, dressed in white with their nice hats and in many cases no wraps, but on they marched until the building was packed from top to bottom and babies all through the mass of people. It was estimated that there were between two and three thousand babies in the house. We were in the gallery where we could see and hear, but we could hear nothing but a constant roar. In fact the noise was so great that we could hardly hear each other talk.
Medford Mail, September 29, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    The Bristow boys started to school last Monday morning. They are in the ninth grade.
    John Ashpole started last Sunday for Portland to take in the fair and meet his wife and son, Roy, who have been there for some time.
    Thomas Childreth, the woodworker and assistant blacksmith in Childreth Bros.' shop, has gone to Medford to try his fortune there, but the work will go on in the shop just the same.
    I am authorized to announce through the Mail that the wedding bells will be ringing again in the neighborhood in the course of a short time and rumor has it that there will be a double wedding.
    The Snowy Butte Mill is running until nine p.m. every day except Saturday and Sunday. They are getting in a quantity of grain and will have enough to keep running all winter.
    J. B. and Frank Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ulrich and Mrs. Howlett started last Thursday for Portland to see the fair and visit relatives and friends. Mrs. H. and Mrs. Ed. Hoyt returned on Monday.
    I understand that the Jackson brothers intend to rebuild and set up business again. They are talking of putting up a large hall in connection with their business--a thing greatly needed in our town, as the old Heckathorn hall is entirely too small to fill the requirements here.
    Westley Childreth killed an eagle on the hill, for which Eagle Point was named, last week which measured six feet and three inches from tip to tip. He shot the bird three times before he finally brought him to the ground. He and his family went to Medford last Sunday to visit relatives there.
    While I have been away from home to Fort Klamath, Portland, etc., there have several things happened that I in my writing, have omitted to mention. Among them was the building of a new barn on his place by Wm. F. Smith. J. W. Grover is building three flues in his new house and other building operations.
    Harry Carlton and wife, Miss Lottie Taylor and S. B. Holmes returned from Portland last Sunday. Mr. Carlton remained in Portland after the fire here to meet the insurance agent and arrange for the settlement of his damages by the fire last week. I understand that Mr. Carlton intends to build on his own lot and open up in the hardware business again.
    C. E. Hoyt (Ed.) and Mr. Scott, of Fort Klamath, reached here last Saturday and on Sunday afternoon went to Medford to get their supplies. Mr. Scott is the blacksmith of Fort Klamath and expects to take out a load of coal and other material to use in his shop. They report that the late rains have greatly improved the roads, especially between here and Prospect.
    Mr. Ewen, the contractor for grading the right of way for the M.& C.L.R.R., was here last Sunday and reports that the work of grading is progressing finely. Messrs. Owings and Bristow, the subcontractors for the work on the north side of Butte Creek, are pushing the work right along and he seems to think that the graders will keep out of the way of the track layers.
    In mentioning the hunt last week I omitted to state that Mr. Peachey, Sr., was along and notwithstanding the fact that he had a felon on his thumb he participated in the pleasures of the hunt and reports having had one of the pleasantest times of his life. An incident occurred during that hunt that was entirely out of the usual order of things. George Daley, Sr., was standing looking at the others try to shoot a big deer and the first thing he knew a big buck deer struck him, he thinks with his shoulder, in the back, knocking him down and badly bruising him up and in the fall he sprained his wrist very badly. In fact, he was so badly jarred up that it was with difficulty he could get around.
Medford Mail, October 6, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Harry Carlton is getting the material out to build a new store house.
    Mr. Findley, of Grants Pass, father of Fred Findley, is here, visiting his son.
    Ed Higinbotham has contracted to haul flour, feed, etc., for Carlton & Holmes this fall.
    John R. Cook, who has been in Eastern Oregon during the summer, returned home last week.
    B. W. Harnish has erected a neat residence on a lot near the head gate of Holmes Bros.' mill race.
    Wm. Knighton and wife have returned from Portland, where they have been visiting relatives and taking in the fair.
    There was a traveling man here last week repairing old clocks by the name of McIntosh. He did some work and thinks of locating here.
    John Black and his son, Lee, living on the road between here and the free ferry, is also building a new house on the old home place.
    Our school is progressing finely under the management of Prof. Warren A. Wood and Mrs. John R. Cook. There are several ninth grade pupils in attendance.
    Miss Clara Richardson, who is teaching in the Mound district, was a pleasant caller last Sunday. She is always gladly received by her many friends in Eagle Point.
    Mr. Kelly, superintendent of the fish hatchery, also sojourned with us one night last week. He reports that the salmon catch is very light this season on account of the scarcity of fish in the river.
    George W. Daley, the miller in A. A. Davis' mill, moved his family to Medford this week. While Medford may gain by our loss, still their many friends here regret to see them leave us, but such is life; we are constantly changing.
    There was a gentleman here last week from Grants Pass, a house builder and contractor, looking around to see the prospect for business. He seems to think that the coming spring there will be quite a stir here in his line.
    The struggle still goes on between the saloon men and the anti-saloon men. A man by the name of Radcliff, of Glendale, has had a petition circulated for license and the anti-saloon side is circulating a remonstrance. This makes the fourth petition that has been circulated and they have all been defeated and this one is likely to meet the same fate, as the remonstrance is being signed by quite a number of persons, who signed the petition, giving as a reason for signing the petition that they had to get rid of those who were hired to circulate the petition.
    B. A. Slocum, of Emporium, Pa., and George Doll, of Elgin, Oregon, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside on Tuesday of last week and on Wednesday following your correspondent took them to Elk Creek, where Mr. Slocum is interested in the timber business and has plans laid to erect a sawmill in the near future. While en route I discovered quite a number of new buildings had gone up since my last trip there and the general appearance of the country showed that the people in that section were wide awake. Among the buildings being erected was a new hotel at Trail by Mrs. Middlebusher. She has been keeping the Trail House for some time and now is putting up a more commodious house for the accommodation of the travel. Johnson Bros. have also been putting up a large barn to cover their enormous crop of hay. D. W. Pence is also starting a new house on his place above his present home on Elk Creek.
Medford Mail, October 13, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    G. W. Daley, Sr., has accepted a position as night miller in A. A. Davis' mill, in Medford.
    J. H. Carlton has men at work on his store building. He has moved into the house formerly owned by W. B. Officer.
    Mr. Ditsworth, of Leeds, started on Wednesday of last week for Portland, to see the fair, returning last Monday.
    Prof. W. A. Wood, the principal of our school, took a trip to Table Rock last Sunday.
    A. H. Boothby and wife, of Fort Klamath, stopped overnight with us last Saturday. They were accompanied by a family from Silver Lake.
    Your Eagle Point correspondent has men at work on an addition to the Sunnyside Hotel, to make more room for lodgers.
    Bert Higinbotham has joined his brother, Ed., and they are engaged hauling mill stuff from Snowy Butte Mills to the railroad.
    There have been two families moved into the Coy house, one by the name of Jarvis and the other by the name of Pool and remained but a few days and then started for new fields.
    W. H. Bowen returned from a hunt and prospecting tour--looking for timber--last week. He reports that game is quite plenty, especially deer and bear.
    Quite a number of our young folks attended the dance at Central Point last Saturday night and as Harry Cingcade was returning home, his lines became caught so that he could not control the team and the result was a runaway, the horses straddling a phone pole, the end of the buggy tongue striking it square, breaking the neck yoke, doubletree and both single trees and throwing Harry out against the pole, fracturing one of his ribs.
    The sad intelligence reached us last Wednesday morning at 12:30 of the sudden death of Charles Knighton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knighton, by the explosion of dynamite, mention of which has already been made in the Mail of last week. The corpse was brought out on Wednesday night by Mr. Vaughn, a brother-in-law of the deceased, and the remains were followed to their last resting place to Phoenix by quite a number of the friends of the family from this place. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jones, of Central Point. There seems to be a singular chain of divine providence in connection with the family. The first death was that of their only daughter, a young lady. She started from home in her usual health, on horseback, and in fifteen minutes the word came to her mother that she was dead. Then their youngest son, Edward, started to go to chop wood and fell into a ditch and was never restored to consciousness, but died in a very short time, and this last case was equally as sad. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Medford Mail, October 20, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Ed. Winkle has moved into the Thomas Coy house.
    J. R. Cook has been doing some painting for A. J. Daley and B. S. Harnish.
    Mrs. Mattie Martin started last week for Portland for medical treatment.
    There was a singing party here last Sunday night. The exercises were led by Wm. Abbott.
    Mrs. Arglee Green arrived from San Francisco last week on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
    There will be preaching at Eagle Point next Sunday by the new Baptist minister appointed to this work.
    J. W. Grover has got nicely fixed in his new house and has erected a wood shed, smoke house and has men at work to his barn, which is well under way.
    Mr. Wamsley and son are at work erecting J. H. Carlton's new store and Wm. Abbott and Mr. Bowen are putting up some extra bed rooms for the Sunnyside Hotel.
    A special school meeting was held last Saturday for the purpose of electing a clerk to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. H. Inlow. J. H. Carlton was elected.
    An order was sent to the Round Top mill last week for several thousand feet of flume lumber for the Jackson, Daly & Co.'s ditch, which will supply the south side of Eagle Point with water for irrigating purposes.
    I am requested by the parents of the late Charles Knighton to ask the Mail to tender the thanks of the bereaved families to the kind friends of Flounce Rock and Eagle Point, who so kindly assisted them at the time of their sad bereavement.
    One day last week, while Mr. Owings was working on the right of way of the M.&C.L.R.R. Co., a stray bullet from a gun somewhere in the neighborhood--it was so far away that the men did not hear the report--struck him on the side of the head, cutting a hole through his hat and breaking the skin, but fortunately did not strike square enough to cause much damage. People using long-range guns ought to be more careful about shooting in the valley, as those guns shoot with such force they will kill an animal or a man at a long distance.
Medford Mail, October 27, 1905, page 3


Round Top Saw Mill Sold.
    L. E. Lea has sold his sawmill at Round Top, together with 100 acres of land and all lumber on the mill yard, to Messrs. J. E. Stepp, R. E. Hamlin and J. Iseli, three gentlemen who came here recently from Kentucky. These gentlemen have organized themselves into a company, to be known as the Rogue River Lumber Company. The sawmill is situated twelve miles east of Eagle Point and there is said to be quite an amount of good timber surrounding the site.
Medford Mail, November 3, 1905, page 1


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Jas. Ringer, who has been engaged painting in Medford, is now painting the addition to the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Miss Maud Becholdt, a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Abbott, from Bonanza, is visiting her uncle and family at this place.
    Roy Young passed through here last week with a force of men to go to work on the mill site at the Big Butte Falls. That is significant and looks as though the M.&C.L.R.R. was not going to stop at Eagle Point as some of the people predict.
    Rev. C. H. Ferrell, the new Baptist minister, preached here twice and once at Brownsboro last Sunday. He made a favorable impression on the people at both places. He announced an appointment for preaching on the second Sunday in November. While he was here there were steps taken toward building a meeting house in Eagle Point.
    Mrs. Mae Stickel had quite an experience a few nights ago. While she was out in the yard she saw something that she thought was a cat under her feet so gave it a kick and then discovered that she had not stirred up a hornet's nest but had aroused a skunk. Battle was given and the pretty beast was put to flight.
    Died--October 8, 1905, of membranous croup, Frank Bellows, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bellows, aged one year, four months and seventeen days. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery last Sunday. Funeral services were conducted by Elder J. P. Moomaw, assisted by A. C. Howlett. The family requests that their thanks be conveyed to their friends through the Mail.
    There was a messenger stopped here one night last week, looking for a doctor, but as we have none here he wanted a fresh horse to go to Medford. Here is one of the best openings for a good, sober, industrious doctor that there is in the country and if someone would come from the crowded towns and cities to locate here he could soon build up a good business.
    On Wednesday of last week Wm. Brown and Miss Mattie Taylor quietly rode out of town and were married at Jacksonville by Rev. Robt. Ennis. They have gone to housekeeping in the George Daley house and their many friends here are covering them with congratulations. Mr. Brown is a member of the firm of George Brown & Sons and the bride is a daughter of the late Charles Taylor and Mrs. R. G. Brown. Two more estimable young people are hard to find in these parts.
    Some time ago I announced through the Mail that a man by the name of Radcliff was having a petition circulated to present to this term of the county court for license to open a saloon in Eagle Point. He and his coworkers secured ninety-three signatures, seven of which were non-residents of this precinct. A remonstrance was circulated and the result is ninety-three names appear on that and among them there are seventeen whose names appear on the petition and that looks as though we do not want a saloon, but we do want a church and have a good school and our principal says that he thinks that in a short time we will have to have our upper room finished and furnished, so we can employ another teacher.
Medford Mail, November 3, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    A. H. Peachey has put up a new flue in his house now occupied by Wm. Winkle.
    There will be preaching here next Sunday, both morning and evening, by Rev. Ferrell.
    I understand that Mr. Lee has sold out his sawmill business on Round Top to some gentlemen from Kentucky.
    Wm. Abbott is building an addition to his residence, so as to have more room for his family and friends.
    Frank Jackson, the man who was burned out at the time of the big fire in Eagle Point, has gone to Washington to go into the hotel business.
    The county rock crusher and roller have been doing work north of our town and last Sunday moved to the desert south of here.
    I omitted to state in my last that Mrs. Arglee Green and her son, Austin, started for San Francisco week before last. She has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, Austin has made it his home for some time past.
    Mr. Cingcade, who has been living on his farm near Leeds post office, has rented the J. A. Jonas place in Eagle Point and moved his family there, so as to take advantage of our fine educational facilities.
    Mr. Haskins, the man who bought J. M. Heckathorn out and has had charge of the confectionery establishment, has sold out to Charles B. Gay. Mr. H. and family have moved to the Willamette Valley and Mr. Gay has moved in with his family.
    There was quite a number of the Medford people came to the end of the railroad track last Sunday. The railroad company seem to be going right ahead with the construction work and we expect to soon be able to take a ride from Eagle Point to Medford or Jacksonville on the cars.
    There will be an entertainment given by the school on the evening of the 17th of November in the old Pool hall, for the purpose of raising funds to purchase an organ for the public school. An admission fee will be charged of 25 cents for adults and children 15 cents. Let everybody come, have a good time and help on a good cause.
    The Ladies' Aid Society is circulating a subscription paper for the purpose of raising money to build a church and is meeting with good success. They have lumber at the Lee and Olson mills and are trying to find teams to draw it. They intend to have another sale of their goods on the 24th of November in the old Pool hall and all of the proceeds will be applied toward building a church. They are thinking of having an entertainment the same evening, but more particulars will be given later.
    Mr. Harris, the man who has done so much to get the railroad from Medford to Eagle Point and on to the big timber, stopped here last Monday night with a lot of machinery on the way to the Big Butte Falls, where the company are at work putting up a saw mill. He took up quite a force of men to work on the mill dam and to erect a mill to saw out lumber to build the dam and flume. Business is looking up here and parties are here inquiring about the prices of land and lots, about schools, churches, saloons, etc., and we can tell them that we have lands, lots and as good a school as there is outside of our large educational centers. That the Ladies' Aid Society is preparing to build a church; that the people don't want and don't have a saloon.
Medford Mail, November 10, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Josie Riley, daughter of Thomas Riley, entered our school last Monday.
    N. N. Parker is bringing out from the Big Butte country some fine fence posts for Sheriff Rader.
    Mrs. Anna Parker came out from her home on Big Butte last week to help Mrs. Howlett with her sewing.
    Mrs. Howlett gave John W. Smith, Jr., a birthday dinner last Tuesday. A few of his young lady friends were invited in.
    I understand that we are to have another doctor, but I have not learned the particulars, his name or from whence he is to come.
    Someone took George Givan's doubletrees off the railroad right of way, where he had been using them and he says he needs them.
    J. H. Carlton has his new store building so far completed that he has put in a stock of hardware and resumed business in that line.
    Miss Varian Stickel, in going from her grandmother's home to the post office, had the misfortune to lose a five-dollar gold piece out of her mother's purse.
    Almost all of the farmers are pushing their seeding along as fast as possible and a good warm rain would in a few days bring up hundreds of acres of wheat that is already sown.
    Mrs. J. M. Lewis and her son and daughter came over from their home in Sterling last Saturday. Mrs. L. and her son, Eddie, returned Monday, but her daughter, Virgie, remained to attend school here.
    Ed. Higinbotham, who is engaged hauling from the Snowy Butte Mills, had to lay off for a week, on account of boils on his arm; but he resumed his place on the road last Sunday. When he came back from his home on Big Butte he brought with him a fine lot of hogs for J. H. Carlton.
    J. E. Stepps, one of the Rogue River Lumber Company, took dinner here last Friday and he assures us that his company is strong enough, both financially and physically, to carry on the lumbering business and that they intend to go ahead and cut all the lumber they can and expect to keep a full supply of all kinds on hand.
    Last Monday Superintendent Kelly and his men laid the steel rails on the railroad bridge across Butte Creek, but the work will be delayed for a short time, as the track layers have caught up with the graders, but Mr. Ewen, the contractor for the grading, says that he will be through both his contracts in the course of a week or ten days, as the most of the grading is about completed on the north side of Butte Creek.
Medford Mail, November 17, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    W. C. Daley, of Lake Creek, called one night last week
    John Pelling, one of the old timers, who is now located in Klamath County, was a pleasant caller last week.
    G. W. Roberts, an agent for the American Harrow Co., was out in our section introducing their spring tooth harrow and corn cultivator.
    Miss Myrtle Smith, daughter of Prof. E. E. Smith, of Big Butte, came out last Saturday, remaining until Monday, when she went to Ashland to visit friends there.
    Our school is constantly filling up. Last Monday Thomas Carlton, of Antelope district, and the two children of the late Chas. Knighton, of Flounce Rock District, entered our school.
    Miss Bertha Peachey and her brother, Bert, came up from their home on the head of Yankee Creek last Friday to attend the school entertainment. On their return Miss Maggie Daley accompanied them.
    Misses Beulah and March Cingcade came over from Jacksonville to visit their parents last Saturday. Miss Beulah is engaged teaching four miles west of Jacksonville and Miss March is attending school in Jacksonville.
    Jeff Kirkpatrick and family have moved into the old Joe Wilson house, being the last house to be occupied in our town and still the call continues for houses for rent, so as to take advantage of our excellent educational facilities.
    Roy Young stopped here for dinner last Monday. He says they have fifteen men at work at the falls, getting the sawmill ready for business. There seems to be a disposition on the part of some to keep everything in the dark as regards to the plans of the railroad men and timber men, but something will pop this spring.
    Messrs. McCall and Parson, accompanied by Geo. Parson and Frank Isaacs, came out last Tuesday to set grade stakes for the M.&C.L.R.R., so the track layers can go on with their work. They expect to have the construction car to reach the depot grounds by the first of next week.
    Last week as Messrs. Winningham and Messenger were driving some calves home, they had bought near Brownsboro, Mr. Messenger's horse threw him off and when he fell the horse stepped on his chest and fears were entertained that his ribs were broken, but Dr. Jones, of Medford, was called and he decided that there were no bones broken. At last accounts he was getting along very well.
    The entertainment given by the school was one of the grandest successes of the season. The parts taken by the children were well rendered and at the close a few hours were spent in a social dance and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. At the close of the exercises Prof. Wood announced that the receipts of the evening were $23. He also announced that after the holidays the school would give another entertainment to raise money to buy a flag for the school house.
    Last Wednesday night there was a semi-official meeting of the Baptists held here. There were present from other churches Rev. Baker and Mr. Rice, of Ashland, Rev. Ferrell and Mr. Alford, of Talent, Rev. Carstens, Messrs. S. L. Bennett, James Peart and wife, B. F. Hemstreet and wife, and Mrs. J. K. Bell, of Brownsboro. The sermon was preached by Rev. Baker, of Ashland. The object of the meeting was to receive the First Baptist church, of Eagle Point, into the Rogue River Baptist Association. The First Baptist church, of Medford, presented the Eagle Point church with a communion set and two lovely lamps and the Eagle Point church desires to through the columns of the Mail to tender their sincere thanks to the aforesaid church for the favor. The visiting members were entertained as follows: By J. F. Brown, Revs. Baker and Carstens; by J. W. Grover, Rev. Ferrell and Mr. Alford; by G. W. Owings, Mrs. Bell and Mr. Rice. The exercises were very impressive, and the meeting was a very pleasant affair. Rev. Ferrell will preach here next Saturday (tomorrow) night and Sunday night. He will preach at Brownsboro Sunday at 11 o'clock.
Medford Mail, November 24, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. W. B. Officer returned home last Saturday from Portland, where she has been for some time past.
    We are still short a doctor at Eagle Point, as those who have been talking about coming have failed to arrive.
    Ed. Higinbotham, who has been hauling for the Snowy Butte Mill Co., for some time, returned home last Tuesday.
    We have had another real estate deal in these parts, Thomas and Peter Young having bought 100 acres of the west part of the old Fryer place, consideration $6 per acre.
    Rev. Ferrell failed to fill his appointments here and at Brownsboro last Sunday but had them filled by Rev. Fredenburg.
    Mrs. Mae Stickel entered the eighth grade in our school last Monday and little Miss Allison Officer the primary department. Mrs. Stickel has entered with a view of teaching in the future. Our school room is about full and still they come. By another year we will have to have three and perhaps four teachers.
    John Parker, brother of Doctor R. L. Parker, of Big Butte, who has been on a visit with his brother for some months, started on his return trip to Nebraska last week. He is so favorably impressed with our country that he thinks that he will return after he gets his business in the East in shape so he can.
    Married--November 26, 1905, at the Sunnyside Hotel, by A. C. Howlett, J.P., Mr. Chas. T. Hall and Miss Elva McDonald, of Brownsboro. The groom is the son of one of the leading business men of that place, a merchant, and the bride is the accomplished daughter of one of the pioneers of the Butte Creek country. The wedding was strictly private, as there was no one present except the bride, groom and two witnesses.
    Died--At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. Pool, November 23, 1905, Mrs. Priscilla Evans. Mrs. Evans was born in Circleville, Ohio, July 22, 1809, and lived to the ripe old age of ninety-six years, three months and twenty-nine days. She leaves three sons and two daughters. She was a member of the Methodist Church and lived and died in hope of immortal life. Siskiyou County papers please copy.
    Last Saturday night the Brownsboro school gave an entertainment and supper to raise funds to buy an organ for the school. The exercises were well spoken of and the supper was pronounced excellent. I did not learn the exact amount of the receipts but heard that there was about fifteen dollars raised. There was quite a number attended from Eagle Point, among whom were Prof. W. A. Wood, Len and Leroy Smith, Harry Cingcade, Mrs. Howlett and two daughters, Hattie and Agnes, and granddaughter Miss Virgie Lewis.
    The Ladies' Aid Society had a dinner and sale of their goods last Friday. The dinner was donated by the ladies of Eagle Point and it is useless to say that it was fine, for our ladies always get a meal, whether dinner or supper, that will make a dyspeptic groan. The display of things that were made and presented by different ones was simply superb. One quilt that was sold brought $15 and other things in proportion. The receipts were as follows: For dinner, $19.50 and from sale of goods, $57.50, making a total of $77.00 and when we take into account that this was all from citizens of Eagle Point and vicinity, with the exception of Messrs. A. A. Davis and Fee, two railroad men of Medford, J. E. Grant, of Ashland, C. F. Smith of Eugene, it shows just what effect the Ladies' Aid Society of Eagle Point has on the community. They have on hand now $166 that they have realized from the sale of goods and the two dinners they have given and $128.50 on subscription and one subscription paper to hear from, making a total of $294.50. Taking into consideration the fact that the Ladies' Aid Society has had to work to disadvantage all along, as there is always someone to kick against every enterprise that calls for a contribution, we think they deserve a great deal of credit. I am requested by the president of the society to ask the Mail to tender the thanks of the society to the friends who contributed so liberally to the dinner and to Mr. Charles B. Gay for the use of the hall, wood, etc., for the occasion.
Medford Mail, December 1, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Grimsley took dinner Thanksgiving Day with John R. Cook and family.
    Mrs. Aaron Wyland, of Antelope, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. John H. Daley, last week.
    Miss Edith Graham, who is attending school here, went to Big Butte to visit her parents Thanksgiving, returning Sunday.
    Jeff Kirkpatrick, who has been stopping in the old Jo Willson cabin, has moved into the Ashpole house.
    Mrs. G. W. Owings started last Monday for Portland to receive surgical treatment in one of the hospitals.
    There were two men here last Monday wanting to buy a small tract of our garden land. They were looking at two places which are for sale. They went on up to the lower Big Butte country.
    The Medford & Crater Lake Railway Company finished laying the steel as far as the depot grounds in Eagle Point last Friday and quite a number of our citizens met there to witness the same. Every indication is that the company will push the work right along to completion.
    Last Monday Ora Bellows and four more men stopped here for dinner and they report that the work of getting the sawmill at Big Butte Falls ready for business is being pushed right along and in a short time the mill will be running and they will be cutting lumber for the big mill, dam and flume.
    Last Tuesday I took time to visit the principal's room in our school and if it would appear to be like flattery I would say a word in commendation, for a more orderly and quiet school I have not had the privilege of visiting for a long time. The children seemed to vie with each other to see which could do the best. I promised myself to take time to visit Mrs. Cook's room soon.
    Messrs. Stepps, Iseli and Hamlin, members of the Rogue River Lumbering Co., and Miss Nancy Caddell, sister-in-law of Mr. Hamlin, were sojourners here last Saturday night. They report six inches of snow at the Round Top mill when they left home. They are overhauling the mill, getting in logs and getting ready for a winter's run. They intend to make a runway down the mill to where the Medford & Crater Lake Railroad is to be located. They are delighted with our climate, soil, timber and equally as well with the people. They seem to be the right kind of people to develop our country. They have bought George Daley's tract of land near their mill and have taken homesteads on some of the land adjoining.
    Thanksgiving Day there were quite a number of our citizens went to Medford to witness the football game between the Medford and Eagle Point teams and the result was that there was not much doing in these parts that day, although there were several who partook of the usual bill of fare, turkey and cranberry sauce. At night there was a social dance and those who participated report having had a very pleasant time. Some of the ball players seem to think that they had enough football to last them for another year. The arrangement was made for the Medford football team to come out here today (Friday) and play, but they sent word that they would not come. Perhaps they are like some of our boys--think they have enough football for another year. The arrangement is to have a dance here tonight, with supper served by Mrs. Howlett.
Medford Mail, December 8, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Vestal has had several teams on the road doing road work last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gay, of Central Point, were out last Sunday to visit their son, Chas. B. Gay, and wife.
    Mrs. Jack, who has been in Washington on business for several weeks, returned home last Friday.
    J. B. Jackson has put up a neat board fence around his farm on the north side of Butte Creek and has ordered wire fencing to fence the rest of his farm. I understand that he intends to turn his attention to raising hops.
    On Tuesday of last week, as R. G. Brown was leading a span of horses to water, they began to play and one of them kicked at the other and struck Mr. Brown on the arm, inflicting a severe wound, but not breaking any bones.
    Mr. Messenger came out from his home on Elk Creek last Wednesday a week ago, bringing with him Mrs. Rose Trask, of Ashland. Mrs. T. has been engaged in teaching school in that section and was on her way to her home in Ashland.
    Last Friday night the Eagle Point band gave a dance and there was quite a number of persons attending and they report having a nice time, but the room (Holmes Bros.' warehouse) was very cold and the music could not be heard across the room, on account of the house having no ceiling in it.
    Last Monday as Thomas Young was crossing the culvert on the Fryer ditch, his horse fell on his leg, breaking the bone in the lower part of the leg and crushing the limb very badly. Just about the time he was taken to the Eagle Hotel, Dr. DeArmond, of Medford, came along and he was soon joined by Dr. Jones. They reduced the fracture and Mr. Young was taken home the same afternoon.
    Died--December 7, 1905, at the residence of her son, John Hart, Mrs. Elizabeth Wooley; aged seventy-eight years, seven months and seven days. Mrs. Wooley was a native of Ohio and came to the Willamette Valley in 1850 but had lived in this valley for most of the time. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Smith, of Siskiyou County, California, and Mrs. Geo. Stowell and one son, John. The remains were interred in the Brownsboro Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by A. C. Howlett.
    On Wednesday of last week, the magnates of the Medford & Crater Lake Railroad Company arrived in our town on a special car at 2:30 p.m. Hon. D. H. Miller made the opening speech, in which he eulogized the men who have been pushing the enterprise along, showed the advantage that the road will be to the country by being the instrument by which the vast forests will be taken to market, etc., but he might have added that the road will be the cause of the opening up of thousands of acres of our hill land that is now lying useless; that in a very few years this land will be covered with orchards and vineyards. This is no idle dream, for thirty-five years ago, when I used to travel over the country along the foothills east of Medford, the land there was not considered worth entering even at $1.25 per acre. It is now covered with fine orchards and beautiful homes and here in the Butte Creek country we have hundreds of acres of land that is just as good as any of that land. This is out of my line and I must not try to boom our country, but Mr. Miller's speech was all right. Then Hon. Hugo von der Hellen came forward and with a few appropriate remarks introduced Hon. John R. Cook, who gave us a short speech on the cost of railroad construction. Then W. I. Vawter and a few others were called, and each made some very appropriate remarks. Our school closed for the occasion and the teachers took the children on the car and had Engineer Tryer take them for a short ride, which was quite a treat to some of them. While the car was waiting several of the Medford people visited the Sunnyside Hotel and sampled Mrs. Howlett's mince pies, apples and pears and all hands seemed to enjoy themselves very well and promised to come back again.
Medford Mail, December 15, 1905, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Prof. W. A. Wood made Medford a visit last Saturday,
    Our school closed for the holidays last Friday and the children will have a rest and a happy New Year to start in afresh with their studies.
    R. R. Minter was looking for a suitable place for his son to stay and work for his board and attend our school, last week.
    There is an arrangement to have another entertainment here, this time by adults, the entire proceeds to be applied toward paying the balance on the organ for the school and if there is anything left to be applied toward buying a flag for our school district. The time will be given next week.
    Owing to the recent storm and cold weather the church building has not progressed as fast as was expected. The sides were up and the roof was partly on when I left home last Friday, but the rain stopped the work, and the cold frost mornings retarded the workers. The enthusiasm of the workers is not abated, however. After the holidays the work will be resumed.
    E. S. Wolfer, of Medford, accompanied by his partner, Mr. Morrison, was out to Eagle Point last week, Mr. W. to dig up strawberry plants to replant. He has sold several thousand plants already. He expects to put out about 10,000 plants this season on his Eagle Point farm, as he says that that industry pays as well as anything he can go into.
    There seems to be something going on to attract the attention of the homeseekers to our section of the country, for parties are coming every few days inquiring for places for sale. Last week A. L. Cusick, of Medford, accompanied by his sister-in-law, Mrs. F. E. Cusick, and nephew, E. B. Lawton, of Heppner Junction, stayed with us on their way to the big timber this side of Prospect to locate a timber claim and to look after homes in our valley.
    J. E. Stepps, one of the mill men who bought the Lee sawmill, on
Round Top, and land in that section, was out last week and is enthusiastic over our country and especially over our climate and the prospect for raising fruit in our hills. He says that he is going to put out an orchard on his land on Round Top, and judging from the way fruit trees have done that have been planted by George Daley, he thinks that that is the proper place for him to raise an orchard. The idea is gaining ground that these hills around our valley proper will in the course of a few years be producing as fine fruit as is raised in the state or on the coast.
    Your Eagle Point correspondent took a trip to Sterling, accompanied by his granddaughter, Miss Virgie Lewis, who is attending school at Eagle Point, last Saturday and here I am at my daughter's and trying to write for the Mail. Well, the Sterling mine has closed down now on account of the scarcity of water and there seems to be but little to do now, for the snow is about two inches deep and the ground is frozen so that the farmers cannot plow. There is getting to be considerable interest taken here in the fruit industry and some of the farmers are talking of putting out several acres in trees and if I am any judge of fruit land they have some of the best land in the county for fruit and especially for apples, pears and grapes.
Medford Mail, December 29, 1905, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Chauncey Florey, son of our accommodating postmaster, returned from Flounce Rock last week.
    Geo. Beall, of Mt. Pitt, came out Monday and reports a great amount of snow in the mountains.
    Mrs. Howlett was presented, on her birthday, with a fine-toned triangle, to be used to call the boarders and others to their meals, instead of the old gong.
    Since I left home the new church house had been enclosed, the floor laid and now at this writing, Tuesday, the workmen are putting in the ceiling.
    After so long a time our school organ has arrived. By a mistake it was shipped to Central Point, Coos County and that caused the delay, but it is now in the school house and is pronounced a fine-toned instrument.
    Mrs. A. N. Thomas started Tuesday morning for the state of Washington. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Mae Stickel, as far as Central Point.
    Messrs. Slocum, Hawk, Scott and Anderson stayed with us last Monday night on their way to the Elk Creek country. They were prepared for the snow and intend to stay a few days and try for a bear.
    G. Cobleigh stopped here one night last week on his way to the train with Mr. Fuller and her daughter, on their way to Iowa. They have been up on the head of Clarks Creek, staying with her daughter, Mrs. Parker, who has been very low for several weeks.
    When I last wrote for the Mail I was in the mining camp of Sterling, where I remained until last Monday morning, when I took my leave of my son-in-law, daughter and grandson, and started for home, accompanied by my granddaughter, Miss Virgie Lewis. During my stay of a little over a week in the Sterling mining region, I visited a quartz mine on the headwaters of Sterling Creek, that is being worked by five young men, who have bonded the mine--the Mineral--but the mine has not been developed enough to tell how rich it is, but the parties are in good spirits and seem to think that it will prove to be valuable property. There is but little doing now, except a few miners are drifting some and are meeting with varied success. Part of the time they realize good pay and perhaps the next day they will not get enough to pay for their work or perhaps not enough to pay for their board, but such is a miner's life. The Sterling Mining Co. is not doing anything now, as they do not have water enough to operate the mine successfully, but they are putting in some new machinery and getting ready to work on a more extensive plan. Instead of driving the "bars," a heavy steel bar, twelve feet long, horizontally into the bank by hand, as they have been doing under the old management, the new company have put in a steam hammer to do the work and thus accomplish more with less expense. They seem to think that with the amount of snow that has fallen on the hills, or more properly speaking, high on the Siskiyou Range, they will have water enough to last late in the summer or early fall. While I was over the Sterling people had one of their social hops on Wednesday night. The ladies got it up and had a basket supper. The dance was held in the school house and some of the citizens have sprung the idea that they are violating the law by having dances in the school house and I mentioned the subject to raise a question of law. While the statute plainly says that there shall be no dancing allowed in a district house, the question comes up in this way: Is a house that is built by contribution of the citizens on the land of an individual or on private property, where the district school is taught, of necessity a district school house? The house referred to was built on the land belonging to the Sterling Mining Company, by the citizens and the money was raised, at least most of it, by the dances--charging so much a ticket and the ladies giving the supper, and not one dollar of the district school money applied on it, and now the question is, do those who meet there and take part in the dance violate the law? Will someone who knows and can give authority on the subject give some light on the subject through the Mail. The people in that region and on the Upper Applegate find a great convenience by having a wagon road from Medford to the Griffin Creek route, as they claim that they save an hour's time by going via that route to Medford, instead of going around by Jacksonville, and when the vote is taken on the subject of moving the county seat to Medford, they will give Medford a lift in that line. But all this is by way of digression, but I thought it might be of interest to some of the readers of the Mail to hear from that once-famous mining camp.
Medford Mail, January 5, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. W. Conner has erected a tent on the Sunnyside of Eagle Point and opened a photograph gallery.
    Messrs. Stepps and Iseli, two of the proprietors of the Round Top mill, came out last Monday on their way to Medford on business.
    Miss Edna Whitley, of Flounce Rock, who had been the guest of Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen for a few days was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last Sunday.
    I unintentionally omitted to state in my last that C. B. Gay had sold his billiard saloon and stock to T. Watkins and Mr. Gay has gone to Central Point to live.
    Miss Beulah Cingcade, who has been engaged teaching school on Poormans Creek, has been so unwell that she was obliged to remain at home with her parents some time after the holidays. She returned to her school last Monday morning.
    Last fall when our merchants had such piles of cedar posts stacked up, the remark was made that they had enough to last for two years, but now it begins to look as though there will not be enough to last until the roads get dry enough to haul out another supply.
    Notwithstanding the extra dry fall and winter, so far the stock on the range is looking fine and the appearance now is that there will be another surplus of hay on hand in the spring. This is the Italy of Oregon, and Oregon is the Italy of the United States.
    Messrs. Jackson, Grover and Daley commenced to make a preliminary survey for a ditch to supply the south side of Butte Creek with water for irrigating purposes. They think they can run the water high enough to go twenty feet higher that the old Ellis ditch.
    There will be an entertainment given next Saturday (tomorrow) night. A fine play, acted by adults entirely, the proceeds to be applied to pay the balance on the organ for the school and if there is anything left to go toward buying a flag for the school house.
    I should have remarked in my last that that article in the Mail with regard to a railroad from Medford to Joe Bar created quite a sensation in the Sterling mine and in fact all through the Applegate country, for a railroad tapping that region would open up a vast section for farming and mineral land and be the means of bringing a large amount of wealth into circulation.
    W. W. Parker and wife came out from Big Butte last Friday and on Saturday went to Medford and from there Mr. Parker went to Jacksonville to meet Superintendent P. H. Daily and Ira Tungate, to arbitrate a dispute between the Sugar Pine and Mt. Pitt school districts, over the boundary lines. Ernest Smith, son of Prof. E. E. Smith, accompanied them as far as Medford and took the train for Ashland.
    Our school is constantly filling up and last Monday the principal's room was so crowded that there was not a vacant seat and he had to surrender his chair for the accommodation of one of the pupils and now the talk is that we will have to finish up the upper room and employ another teacher for next year. That will necessitate levying a special tax for school purposes, a subject that is being agitated to some extent in our town. Arrangements have already been made to order more seats and desks. There are now nearly one hundred children in the school register and when we have our church building finished, so that when strangers write and ask about our schools and churches, we can say truthfully that we have as good a school as there is in the county and a neat church to worship in, they will not hesitate and say that they do not want to settle where the people have so little energy that they will not live where there is no church and poor schools. The time is near at hand when the old mossbacks who are afraid of a school tax will be delegated to the rear and more enterprising ones placed in position to transact the business of the district.
Medford Mail, January 12, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Winkle, January 15, 1906, a daughter.
    Mrs. G. W. Owings, who has been to Portland for surgical treatment, returned home last Tuesday.
    Mesdames Wm. Knighton and Mayfield were visiting with Mrs. Howlett last Saturday.
    Mr. Culey, a nephew of Mrs. Charles Knighton, was visiting with his aunt at her home in the family of Wm. Knighton.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield, of Northern California, have been visiting W. Knighton and family. Mrs. Mayfield is a sister of Mrs. Knighton.
    Fred Findley, who went over to California to work on the railroad right of way to Klamath Falls, returned last Monday, but I have not learned the cause of his returning, but suppose it was on account of deep snow.
    The rain last Monday and Monday night raised Butte Creek so as to strike the railroad bridge and on the south side it raised with such force as to raise one beam about four inches and still the water was not so high as it was two years ago by about four feet. Some of our citizens went down Tuesday morning and Frank Lewis made the above report.
    Messrs. Harris and Ott stopped at the Sunnyside Tuesday on their way to Butte Falls. Mr. Ott says that he has traveled through eight different states on business and finds that everything taken into account Oregon is the best one of the eight, for health of family, business, pleasure and general comfort and that Rogue River Valley in the best part of Oregon, as here we have health, wealth and general prosperity.
    Dr. J. I. Montgomery and family of Big Butte Falls, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last Saturday, on their way to their home at Big Butte Falls, where he is superintending the construction of a dam and sawmill at that place. They have the sawmill already running, but the company is preparing to put up a large mills and he is superintending the work. We congratulate the people in that section in the acquisition of such people to their community and in addition to other advantages they have a doctor close at hand. Something we of Eagle Point do not have.
    The entertainment given by our local talent last Saturday night for the benefit of the school organ fund proved to be a grand success. The play "Gyp, the Heiress," was well rendered. The following is the cast of characters: Oscar Roylton, Claud Wamsley; Gyp Golden, Lulu Moomaw: Hezekiah Hopeful, Carl Ringer; Takumquck, Frank Brown; Ah Sing, R. G. Brown; Si Thornton, W. A. Wood; Sister Carmeta, Mrs. Cora Officer; Rachel Scoby, Mrs, May Stickel. Notwithstanding the fact that the night was as dark as can be and the rain poured down in torrents, they had a fine audience and the play was so well rendered that some of our citizens suggested to have it repeated at some time in the near future. The receipts of the evening were $19.70 and many are of the opinion that if it was repeated here the audience would be doubled. They expect to give the entertainment in Central Point tomorrow night.
Medford Mail, January 19, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    John Moomaw, who has been home on a visit to his parents, returned to Portland last week, to resume work on the O.R.&N.R.R.
    Messrs. Carder, Entrop and Sayers stopped here one day last week on their way to Butte Falls. Mr. Sayers is in charge of the engine at the sawmill.
    Wm. C. Daley, who lives on the north fork of Little Butte, came out one day last week on business. He reports that the high water did him more damage last week than the water had done for years.
    I unintentionally omitted to state in a former epistle that Fred Green, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, has returned from San Francisco, Calif., and is now making his home with his grandparents.
    Geo. W. Daley, Sr., has sent to Chicago and received a small mill for grinding corn meal and graham flour. He sent a sample of the corn meal to the Sunnyside Hotel and it was pronounced A-1 by the guests. He expects to apply power and grind for toll.
    Died--January 22, 1906, Mrs. Arthur Edwards. Mrs. E. is a daughter of Mr. Hoefft, of Lake Creek, and the remains were interred at the family cemetery on the 23rd. The deceased leaves a husband and five children, ranging from one month to seven years.
    A. J. Daley has been making some substantial improvements around his store, having had a double glass door put in front of his store room, another glass door leading from the store proper to the store room, thus giving plenty of light and making it much more convenient.
    Rev. Ferrell preached at the residence of J. W. Grover last Sunday. They report that the doors and windows for the new church arrived in Medford last Saturday and as soon as they can be brought out and the lumber for the facings and some shiplap for ceiling the inside of the building, they will finish it up and begin to hold meetings in it.
    Last Saturday Jerry Winkle, a boy about 12 or 14 years of age, while out with some other boys, received a gun shot to the leg. It appears that he had the gun, and was going to shoot at a bird when Willard Owings thought he could do better, so took the gun and by some means the gun went off too soon, the ball entering the leg above the knee and going back of the bone passed on through, ranging upward. It was quite fortunate that the accident was no worse for the boys were all in a group and may have killed one or more of them. At last accounts he was doing well.
    Last Saturday your Eagle Point correspondent took a part of the Eagle Point Dramatic Company to Central Point, where they entertained the people with the play "Gyp, the Heiress." They had a good house and did themselves credit. The performers, all of them Eagle Pointers, made such a hit that some of them want to go to Medford and Jacksonville to exhibit. The receipts of the evening from the sale of the tickets was $62 and then after the show they had a social dance, and from that source received something like $8; but after all the expenses were paid there was but little left to divide among the performers. The music was good. Mrs. Wm. Brown played the organ, Mr. Buffman, the violin, Mr. Norling the cornet and Mr. Colvig the clarinet. Between the second and third acts Prof. Norling entertained us with a solo on the cornet and it was so well rendered that he was encored. Then he gave a fine exhibition on a tin whistle, such music as that takes with those who love good music. In fact Messrs. Norling and Colvig were highly complimented by the audience. A little after midnight the company of dancers broke up and everybody seemed to be well pleased. The Eagle Point Dramatic Company feel under obligations to the many friends in Central Point, who worked so hard to secure them a full house, and in closing this sketch I must not omit to the remarkable good behavior there. Everything was quiet and orderly and Marshal Sam Murry knows how to bring that about. He is all right in that place.
Medford Mail, January 26, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Last week Mr. Wamsley and his son, Claud, commenced to work on the window frames of the church here and having completed the job parties are now putting them in place. The arrangement now, Tuesday morning, is to finish up the house so as to hold services there next Sunday.
    Rev. F. B. Creecy preached at the residence of G. W. Owings last Sunday. He had a small audience, as most people object to going to a private residence to public meetings, but that difficulty will soon be set aside and we will have a house where all can go and worship according to their own views and desires.
    The people of Eagle Point were favored on Wednesday night of last week with a lecture on the subject of the "Labor Problem," by J. W. Slayton. He is an intelligent gentleman and a fervent talker, and seems to handle his subject with ease and without abuse to anyone. He spoke about an hour and the audience seemed to be well pleased with the address. There were about fifty present, among them several ladies.
    Elder J. P. Moomaw had the misfortune to fall off his horse on Wednesday of last week and was quite badly hurt. He was sitting on sideways and some colts ran by, startling the horse which gave a jump sideways, throwing him off backwards. He alighted on his head and shoulder, nearly breaking his neck, and hurting him internally. In addition to that he has a severe cough and that causes him considerable pain. He has the sympathy of his neighbors.
    The Eagle Point Dramatic Company will give an entertainment in the Heckathorn hall on the evening of the 10th of February and render the play "Dearest Mama," and the entire proceeds will go for the benefit of the new church building. The way the company rendered the play, "Gyp, the Heiress," and the very general satisfaction they gave ensures them a full house and then the cause to which the proceeds are to be applied will also be an incentive toward giving them a rousing reception. Let everybody attend who can and help along the good cause.
    There seems to be considerable sickness around the country. Alfred Gorden was here Saturday to 'phone for a doctor to see his mother. F. E. Nichols 'phoned for a doctor to come to his house. J. P. Moomaw wanted a doctor to see him and so it goes and still we have no doctor at Eagle Point, one of the best locations in the country for a good physician that can give satisfaction. We have here a surrounding country that is settled back for thirty-six miles up Rogue River and the same distance up Little Butte and Big Butte and the country is settled generally by stockmen who most of the time have the money to pay for medical services. And there is ordinarily enough sickness to keep one doctor busy. There was an M.D. here last summer who told me that he thought that this place would pay $3000 or $4000 a year, but he failed to pass the necessary examination and so left here and is now in Washington.
Medford Mail, February 2, 1906. page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Married--February 2, 1906, Peter Stowell and Miss Weaver.
    Ex-Judge J. R. Neil passed through here last Sunday, on his way to his ranch on Big Butte.
    A. A. Tennyson and C. E. Clossen, of Ashland, passed through here last Sunday, on their way to the Big Butte hills.
    Mr. Vestal was here last week, working the road in Eagle Point. The work was bossed by Commissioner George Brown.
    Last Saturday there was a card party at the residence of Hon. George Brown. There were several invited guests attended and they report having had a very pleasant time.
    Alfred Gorden stayed at the Sunnyside Hotel last Monday on his return from Medford. He reports that his mother is improving.
    Wesley Childreth, our blacksmith, has made for himself a new contrivance for setting wagon tires which seems to be the proper thing.
    Last week I announced through the Mail that there would be an entertainment here tomorrow (Saturday night), and the proceeds would be applied on the church building fund. But when it was too late to get another to take the place of one of the party refused to take the part assigned, so the whole move was balked and there will be no entertainment, at present at least.
    There will be a Farmers' Institute at Eagle Point on Wednesday, the 14th instant, under the auspices of the Agricultural College at Corvallis. Sessions morning, afternoon and evening. Stereopticon pictures will illustrate the evening lectures. There will be a basket dinner. Everybody cordially invited.
    On the morning of the 3rd inst., J. W. Grover came walking hurriedly up the street and I noticed that he looked very much excited and when we met he exclaimed: "We have a twelve-pound boy at our house!" After some remarks and congratulations he passed on and I was noting the fact for the Mail, when along came Mrs. May Stickel, a near neighbor of Grover's, and she gave me the same item, except she said it was a girl. And there I was. The father said it was a boy and Mrs. S. said it was a girl and upon inquiry I learned that he was so excited over the new arrival that he could not tell the difference, but it was a girl all the same. The neighbors don't have to sit up with the father now.
    Well, last week the new church was so far completed that there was preaching in it last Saturday night and on Sunday at 11 o'clock. For me to say that the ladies deserve a great deal of praise for their efforts in pushing the cause along is not saying too much. In fact, too much cannot be said in their praise for their untiring perseverance by and while they receive a very large share of the credit, there are some of the men who have done nobly. While I do not intend to particularize, I must speak of several of the young men who have donated liberally of their services, some of them giving as much as from $15 to $30 worth on work and some of the older ones have contributed even more, not only their time, but worked with their teams. But the house is not yet completed and there will be a call for more money and more work, and we opine that the good people of Eagle Point and vicinity will still lend a helping hand.
Medford Mail, February 9, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Geo. Bristow, one of our neighbors, while playing ball last Sunday, had his thumb thrown out of joint, but he is getting along O.K.
    Mrs. S. is one of the old-time pioneers of this country and one of the first settlers on Butte Creek, and Mrs. Klippel is the wife of the late Henry Klippel, one of the old county officials.
    A. J. Florey, our accommodating postmaster, has had the floor of his porch taken up and relaid, greatly improving the appearance of the post office.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Simon and Mrs. Henry Klippel, the latter of Medford, came out to visit her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Daley, Sr.
    We have a new business enterprise in our town. A. J. Daley, one of our merchants, has brought in a stock of leather and has secured the services of Mr. Webb, a practical harness maker, to make harness and do repair work. Thus one by one new enterprises are opening up and our town is gradually filling up, without any especial boom.
    One day last week Peter Stowell had the misfortune to get kicked by a horse. The horse was gentle and generally kind, but he had on a blind bridle and is supposed to have thought it was a colt that came in behind him, so let drive, kicking Mr. Stowell on the leg, knocking him back against a post ant thereby jamming him up considerably.
    Supt. P. H. Daily and his brother-in-law, H. T. Burch, of Montana, were out last week, the former to visit our school. The first time for a long time. He said the reason he had not visited our school before was that he knew it was all right under the management of Prof. W. A. Wood, so he attended other duties. We may forgive him this time, but he must not do so again. His brother-in-law from Montana is so well pleased with our country that he says that he will not return to that country of storms and blizzards, where the wind blows so hard that they can't have any sleighing and drifts it along the fences and railroad tracks, so as to obstruct travel, where the weather is so cold that the wells freeze up and the streams freeze solid. O, what a beautiful country! Compared with our lovely land in Jackson County, Oregon, where now this, the 13th day of February, 1906, wildflowers are in bloom and men, women and children are going about as in summer garb and strangers are inquiring when we have out winter. But this [is] not news items, but old, especially with us old Oregonians.
Medford Mail, February 16, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    I see that Sam Jackson has built a house on land he bought of J. W. Grover.
    Geo. W. Daley, Sr., is getting out the stone for the foundation of a large house the Sunnyside of Butte Creek, Eagle Point, near the bridge.
    Mr. King went to Prospect last week and planted a number of trees on his farm in that section.
    F. D. Creecy is expected to preach here in the new church next Sunday. Rev. Ferrell was unable to meet his engagement here last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jackson gave a card party at their home last Saturday and those in attendance report having had a fine time.
    Miss Edna Whitley, who has been visiting friends in Central Point, returned last week and are now the guest of Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen.
    Fred Findley, one of our prominent citizens, was called last week to Grants Pass to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. W. M. Cox.
    The Eagle Point school will give an entertainment in the Heckathorn hall on the evening of the 10th of March, the proceeds to go toward paying the balance due on the school organ and the overplus will be applied toward buying a flag for the schoolhouse.
    Our son-in-law, James M. Lewis, who has been living in Sterling for the past five years, has sold his farm and stock, and at present he and his family are here, but they expect soon to start for the state of Kansas, his former home.
    Last Friday morning your Eagle Point correspondent started for Lake Creek precinct to register some of the voters, stopping at Brownsboro to register some there, but as the notice I had sent was not in a very conspicuous place there was no one in town knew I was coming except the postmistress, so there were several who were not registered, but the word was sent out from our Lake Creek post office and several came in and were registered, meeting quite a number of old-time friends. I registered in all thirty-four, among them being ten Democrats and twenty-three Republicans, and one independent. There is but little change in the country since I was up there last. On my way home I stopped at the quiet home of Charley Klingle and there found that the stork had brought them an eleven-pound boy on the morning of February 17, 1906. The mother was doing well and Charlie was happy.
    The farmers' institute held here was a very pleasant affair, but the farmers did not seem to take the interest in it that one would think they would. The exercises were very good and the music was quite an attraction. In the forenoon Mr. Judd gave us a very interesting talk on the subject of raising horses, advocating the idea of raising large horses entirely. He said that there was no use in farmers raising small, that is from eleven to fourteen hundred pound horses, but we should raise horses that would weigh at two years old sixteen hundred and then let them grow to be 2200 and upwards, etc., but there is a vast number of sober-minded farmers who think that a 1200 horse is better for all uses than one that is large and then he would do away entirely with the ordinary saddle horse and the girls' riding pony. His theory may be all right for slow farm and city dray work, but excuse me from having to ride a horse that is sixteen and one-half to seventeen hands high with my short legs. Dinner was served at noon and quite a number partook of the refreshments that had been brought in, and after dinner Dr. Jas. Withycombe gave us a lecture on the subject of our soil and the necessity of replacing the ingredients that we take off in hay, wheat, etc., and advocated planting corps in rotation, wheat, clover, peas, vetch, etc., so as to recuperate the soil, but did not tell us how to make sticky soil produce these things without irrigation. We have long since known that these ideas were all right, but how to bring about the desired result is the question. Then Wm. Schummerlich gave us a very interesting talk on the subject of dairying. His ideas was all right and will work in Washington County, where they have rain all summer and soil adapted to the different kinds of grasses to produce butter fat, but how we are to do it on sticky is the question in our minds. When I was in the Willamette I saw how it worked all right there, but when it comes to carrying on the dairy business on our sticky farms at a profit without irrigation is the question. Then Prof. Knisely, the chemist, gave us a lecture, illustrating the amount of drainage there was in the production of various kinds of vegetables and cereals, and how to replace them, but the same difficulty arises as before mentioned--the non-productiveness of some of these things on sticky. He also gave us his idea of summer fallowing our ground, i.e., not to summer fallow at all, but to raise lentils, but there is the same difficulty, what we want is to be taught how. To make our soil, that is altogether different from the soil in the Willamette Valley, yield so that we can make dairying profitable. At night Prof. Knisely gave us a stereopticon entertainment, exhibiting some of the leading points of the Agricultural College and some of the fine stock of the college and of the Willamette Valley. Taking everything into account the institute was a success. After the exercises were over quite a number repaired to the warehouse and spent a few hours dancing.
Medford Mail, February 23, 1906, page 3 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    W. J. Childreth, our blacksmith, has a new and neat sign over his shop door.
    A. J. Daley, one of our enterprising merchants, has had a new floor put in his back warehouse, so as to better accommodate his customers.
    L. P. Murry, of Coquille, came out one day last week to visit Mrs. A. N. Thomas and Mrs. Mae Stickel, some of his relatives.
    Rev. C. H. Ferrell will commence protracted meetings here Sunday, March 4th. A Baptist evangelist will preach Sunday morning and evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Owens were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Daley, Sr., last Sunday, when they returned Mrs. Elizabeth Simon accompanied them.
    I unintentionally omitted to state in my last that Miss June Lewis, of Washington, a niece of James M. Lewis, as a guest at the Sunnyside Hotel with her uncle and aunt. She is making an extended visit here among friends and relatives.
    Owing to a company of traveling medicine men having the hall engaged for the night of the 10th of March the school entertainment will be given on Friday night, the 16th of March. The children of this school have taken a great deal of pains to prepare for the occasion and we are anticipating an extra good time. Come out and help along the good cause.
    George W. Daley, Sr., who has been getting out stone for the foundation of a large house on the Sunnyside of the creek, contemplates putting up a store house about 30x60 and I understand that there is talk of one of the ex-merchants of Medford, who has a good capital, opening up a general mercantile store in our town. There has been two in particular among them who have had such an enterprise in view. Let them come, the more the merrier.
    Last Sunday Walter and George Parsons, accompanied by Chas. H. Webber and H. F. Marble, of Portland, stopped for dinner here. They were returning from a trip to Butte Falls, where they had been looking over the prospect there. They are very favorably impressed with our country, but think, like many others that come from a distance, that we are considerable behind the times here. One of them remarked that he could take twenty acres of land of some of the land in this valley and make more money off of them than the present owners do off of their 160 acres, by diversified farming.
    While I was in Medford last week I had a talk with one of the leading capitalists of that town and he assured me that the work would be resumed in the spring of the railroad to the big timber and pushed right along, and whenever the cars run regularly to Eagle Point then business will begin to look up in earnest and a new store will do well, and we will begin to see the effect by having the large tracts of farming land divided up into small farms and our schools and churches will prosper in proportion. Speaking of schools I see in the last Mail a very interesting article on the subject of the Medford school--speaking of the congested state of affairs on account of the growth of Medford, but that condition is not confined to Medford, for in our quiet little village our school is so crowded that every seat is occupied and there is no room for visitors and by next fall term we will have to employ three teachers and finish the upper story of the school house.
Medford Mail, March 2, 1903, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Junior Lewis started for her home on Washington last Monday.
    Remember the school entertainment on Friday evening, March 16th, at Eagle Point.
    George Waddell, of the Willamette Valley, is here visiting Mr. Bristow and family. They are old-time acquaintances.
    We have had another change in real estate here, Mr. Pomeroy having sold his farm on Rogue River to Thomas McCabe, consideration $5000.
    J. W. Wright, of St. Joseph, Mo., and family arrived here last Monday. He is a half brother of Mr. Pettigrew of this neighborhood. He has come to stay and we need more just such families among us.
    Miss Gertie Edwards, niece of Mr. and Mrs. John Ashpole, who has been visiting her uncle for several weeks, returned to her home in the Willamette Valley last week. While here she made a great many friends who regret to see her leave.
    James Ringer, painter and paper hanger, came near getting his leg broken one day last week. He was doing some work for Charley Pruett and had fixed a temporary scaffold, which gave way and a heavy trestle fell on his leg, inflicting a severe bruise.
    Isaac Findley, of Grants Pass, came out a few days ago to visit his son, Fred, and family and attend the protracted meeting being conducted this week by Revs. Ferrell ad Whirrey. The meeting is being well attended, considering that there is a free show going on at the same time.
    Rev J. L. Whirrey, who is here assisting Rev. Ferrell with the revival meetings, is also supplying those who need a Bible at wholesale prices. He is employed by the Bible society for that purpose and anyone who is not able to buy a Bible and has none will receive one without money and without price.
    James M. Lewis and family started last Wednesday for St. Johns, Kansas. Mr. L. formerly lives in that country and thinks that he can do better there than here. He has a good position offered him and thinks he can stand that country of storms and blizzards for awhile.
Medford Mail, March 9, 1906, page 19
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    There was a social dance at Tom Vestal's last Friday night.
    Frank Hurst was smiling on his many friends in Eagle Point last Monday.
    Frank Stever started with his family, last Saturday, for his old home in the state of Washington.
    Mrs. Ferrell, wife of the pastor of the Baptist church here, came out last week to assist her husband in conducting the meetings here.
    J. B. Jackson has been fencing up quite a lot of land on the south side of Little Butte Creek.
    The extra seats for our school house arrived last week and now there will be room to seat the children comfortably in school.
    The medicine men who have been here for the last week left last Monday morning. They seemed to be well pleased with the reception they were accorded here. They cleaned up a number of shekels before leaving.
    Harry Cingcade went to Portland on the first of the month, intending to go to Seattle, but he returned the next Thursday to attend some business for a man in Portland. He expects to return to Portland in a few days.
    Walter and George Parsons were out in these parts, doing some surveying, but we are very reticent as to that they are about, but said that they thought that in a short time they would be at work on the M.&C.L.R.R. again.
    Born--March 10, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Sheldon, a son, but the little boy only lived one day and the remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery. Religious services were conducted at the residence by A. C. Howlett.
    Rev. Whirrey closed his labors here last Sunday night and left for the Willamette Valley Monday morning, but the meeting was announced to continue all of this week. There is considerable interest taken and four persons came forward Sunday as applicants for admission to the church or rather applicants for baptism.
    B. F. Harris and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Benthen, stopped here for dinner last Monday, on their way from Butte Falls. Mr. H. reports that everything is progressing finely up there and that the dam is about completed, and that they have quite a lot of lumber on hand and are getting ready for the cars. He seems very confident that the railroad will be completed from here to the falls this summer.
    Wm. Abbott, who has a stock ranch on the headwaters of Clarks Creek, and has been up there the most of the winter, came out last week and reports the stock in a good condition and that the grass has gotten such a start the cattle can do fairly well, but since he came out we have had a snow storm here, but the present indications are that this little snow storm will not amount to anything, except to keep back the fruit and that will ensure a good crop this year again.
Medford Mail, March 16, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    The politicians are around here almost every day, looking up the voters and telling what they will do if elected.
    The protracted meeting is still going on and there seems to be some good being done. There have been five additions to the church, three by letter and two on confession, since I last wrote. Rev. Ferrell announced last night, Monday, that the meeting would continue over next Sunday.
    Eagle Point is going to have a new physician. Dr. Wm. W. P. Holt, of Portland, was here one day last week and looked over the situation and returned to Portland, leaving word that he would return in the course of ten days and take up the practice of medicine here. He will receive a cordial welcome, for we have been needing a good doctor here for a long time.
    Miss Bertha Peachey was a pleasant caller on some of her many friends here last week and attended the entertainment given by the school. She has been employed to teach in the same school where she has been teaching for two terms and the board has raised her wages. She is to commence her school as soon as the condition of the roads will permit.
    I omitted, unintentionally, last week to compliment the publisher of the Mail on getting out such an edition of that paper. Why, it would reflect credit on one of the metropolitan papers and then to get so much in so small a space, and to tell so much and yet the half has not been told about our valley and resources. There have been several inquiring of me for extra copies to send off to friends. (They can get them at this office.--ED.)
    Miss Beulah Cingcade, who has been teaching in Poormans district, was home on a visit last week. She has secured another school in the Sterling district. She is a promising young lady and seems to be making a success as a teacher. Say, if the boys don't look out the first thing they know the ladies will monopolize all the schools and when the women get the right to vote they may get entire control of our school affairs and somebody left out in the cold. Wake up, boys!
    The big stallion that was purchased here about a year ago from Mr. Byers, a company of stockmen was taken sick last week and the services of Dr. Helms, a veterinary of Medford, was secured and the horse was straightened out in a short time. While Dr. Helms and his guide, Ed. Cingcade, were driving from here to the residence of Gus Nichols in the dark the team ran off of a culvert and threw both men out of the rig into the mud. Fortunately the lines caught in the wheel and wrapped around the axle and after the horses had run a short distance they stopped near the residence of Frank Lewis.
    Wm. Perry was kicked last Sunday evening by one of his horses. He had led them out to water and they commenced to play and one of them ran forward the length of his halter rope and kicked at the other horse, but struck Mr. Perry with one foot on the arm and with the other on the side of the body below the arm. Fortunately there were no bones broken, but he was badly hurt. He held onto the horses, but had to lay down on the ground and in a short time his brother-in-law, J. W. Grover, missed him and on going out found him in that condition. He is able to go around, but is quite sore from the effects of the blows.
    The entertainment given last Friday night by the school children was pronounced a grand success. There were two different plays, the first by eleven girls, "The New Professor," and they did themselves great credit. The other was played by eleven boys, "The Recruiting Officer," and each carried his part with great success. During both plays the players were greeted with applause. The receipts of the evening at the door and selling votes, on which of the girls performed their parts the best, was $23.85. After paying the expenses and the balance due on the organ for the school there was left $2.90 toward buying a flag for the school house. In a short time we expect to be able to rally around the stars and stripes floating over our school house.
    Last Friday, the 16th, being my seventy-fourth birthday, Mrs. Howlett and the two girls concluded that they would celebrate the event by having a birthday party on Sunday, March 18th, so they invited a few of our old-time friends and some of more recent date, to come in and take dinner with us. Among them were: Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, Mrs. A. N. Thomas and daughter, Mrs. Mae Stickel and two children, Grandma Heckathorn, G. W. Daley, Sr., and family, James Ringer, Wm. Abbott, Rev. and Mrs. Ferrell, besides our regular boarders. George Daley brought over his violin, guitar and mandolin, and he played the violin, Mrs. Daley the mandolin and Miss Maggie the guitar, and a part of the time Mrs. Ferrell played on the organ. I tell you it began to make me feel young again to have old-time friends of forty years ago meet with us and all hands enjoy such music as we had that Sunday afternoon.
Medford Mail, March 23, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Mae Stickel paid Medford a visit last Saturday on business.
    A daughter of John Edsall, of Big Butte, Miss Cecil, was out here the first of the week, the guest of Miss Mae Abbott.
    Ed. McKinney and family, a nephew of Wm. Knighton, have been here for a few days, visiting their uncle and aunt.
    Our new doctor arrived here last Saturday and commenced business. He seems to be well pleased with the prospect.
    Mrs. William Perry and her sister, Miss Bertha Obenchain, who have been visiting their cousin in Gold Hill, stopped here last Monday night on their way to their mountain home.
    Mr. Kirkpatrick, Sr., and W. H. Bowen started for the hills on Rogue River last Saturday to prospect some rock the former has discovered.
    James W. Pen, one of our old-time neighbors, now living in Ashland, came up last week and is now spending some time visiting some of his many friends. He is one of our solid men.
    A young lady by the name of Smith, of Phoenix, passed through here last Sunday on her way to the Reese Creek school district, where she expected to commence to teach school last Monday morning.
    We have had an addition to our business enterprises here. A young lady by the name of Maggie Stepp, recently from Kentucky, has opened a milliner store in the same building where A. J. Daley has his store and appears to have a fine assortment of goods in that line.
    Our town is coming to the front very fast. Last Saturday night we had preaching on the Sunnyside of the creek and on the other the young folks had a dance, but the latter was not much of a success, as I understand that there were but a few attended, but there was a good attendance at church.
    James Ringer, one of our prominent townsmen, has been awarded the contract for carrying the U.S. mail from Eagle Point to Peyton, via Derby and Leeds post office. The contract calls for him to carry a triweekly mail from Eagle Point to Peyton and back, a distance of twenty-six miles. The contract price is $624 a year.
    Some unthinking or unprincipled person took the trouble one night last week to throw a dirty board on the roof of W. Childreth's residence, or rather on the roof of the porch, and then went on and tore off the top board on D. P. Mathews' fence between the blacksmith shop and his residence for a number of panels, but such work will have to be stopped or Sheriff Rader may have a lot of young men added to his list of boarders in Jacksonville, for such work will not be tolerated in this community.
    Last Monday morning Fred Findley and family, Miss Clara Winkle and Chalmer Ringer started for Weed, Calif., the men to work in the construction gang on a new railroad that is being built in that section, while Mrs. Findley will cook for some of the hands, assisted by Miss Clara. We regret greatly to have them leave our community, but the prospect for immediate work on the M.&C.L.R.R. was not as bright as they would have liked, so they have gone there to work.
    Rev. Ferrell closed his meeting here last Sunday night, after protracting it for over two weeks. He has met with some success here having had several additions to his church by letter and profession. He was joined by his wife and she proved to be a valuable acquisition, as she is a fine musician, both vocal and instrumental. They went to Brownsboro on Sunday and assisted in services there at 11 o'clock. A. C. Howlett preached for him. I will preach in the new church in Eagle Point next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m.
Medford Mail, March 30, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--March 29, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, a son.
    John Watkins has moved into the Thos. Coy house.
    Alfred Gorden was out last Saturday for our new doctor to go upriver to see his sister, Mrs. Vinson.
    Rev. C. H. Ferrell will preach in Brownsboro next Saturday night and on Sunday in Eagle Point at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    J. H. Dennis, of Butte Falls, came to the Sunnyside hotel last Sunday and is under treatment by Dr. Holt. He seems to be suffering with a complication of diseases.
    John Watkins has sold the Eagle Point hotel property to a man from Pennsylvania by the name of E. G. Scudder and he has carpenters at work transforming the inside of the building.
    Last week I omitted to state that the citizens of Eagle Point had organized a Young People's meeting here and elected the following officers: President, Mrs. Lulu Moomaw; vice president, Mrs. G. W. Owings; secretary and treasurer, Mae Abbott; organist, Mrs. Nettie Martin. The committee to be selected.
    Last Monday night Messrs. Jack Tungate and Fitterly, from Mt. Pitt precinct, came into the Sunnyside at 11:30 p.m. and reported that a man by the name of Butler had died on the old Charley Parker place of paralysis. Dr. Holt was summoned, but the case was beyond hope before he arrived. The deceased has a son living in Minneapolis.
    On Wednesday night of last week Miss Laura Clay, of Louisville, Ky., lectured here on the subject of "Equal Suffrage" to a large audience. She talked for about an hour and organized a permanent committee of fifty-six. A. J. Florey was chosen chairman; Prof. W. A. Wood, vice chairman; A. C. Howlett, secretary and Mrs. Mattie Martin, treasurer. There was quite a number who claimed to have been converted to the cause by her speech. The audience responded with a liberal collection. She seemed to be very confident of the success of her cause. There is going to be a strong vote in favor of the amendment next June.
    Two gentlemen from Portland, Messrs. Bronson and Gregory, were out here last week, looking for a place to locate and inquiring the price of land in this section. They inquired particularly with regard to the amount of onions our soil would produce and when told that some onion patches produced as high as sixty to seventy thousand pounds of onions to the acre and that some of the onions weighed as much as three and three and a half pounds, they looked as though they thought that the stories were exaggerated, but when they came to question Mr. Haselton, the boss onion raiser, and he assured them that the statement was true they concluded that we had some good land on Butte Creek.
Medford Mail, April 6, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Phillips has moved into the Farlow house.
    Merritt and Will Brown have opened up a skating rink in the Holmes warehouse.
    Mr. Abbott will conduct the religious services next Sunday. Let everybody that can come and hear him preach.
    Thos. Cassady, of Minnesota, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last Tuesday, on his way to Butte Falls. He is highly pleased with the appearance of our country.
    T. F. McCabe, who bought the Pomeroy property--the old Betz place--passed through here last week on his was to his new home and while en route subscribed for the Medford Mail, so as to keep posted as to his surroundings.
    There is some property changing hands here. John Watkins has bought the old Robinett house and lot, consideration $400. Also Thomas Henderson has sold his farm just north of town to Wilbur Ashpole, consideration $3000, and others are inquiring the price of lots, etc., here.
    Word has just reached me that Mrs. Anna Young, wife of the late John Young, passed away to join her husband in the world beyond, on Tuesday, April 10th, aged 78 years. The funeral was held Thursday, the interment being made in Jacksonville cemetery.
    Miss Grace Pearce and her brother, Dan, were pleasant callers last Saturday night. Miss Grace was on her way to Trail Creek, where she is engaged to teach school. Their mother, of Forest Creek, accompanied them and they all visited Mrs. P.'s sister-in-law, Mrs. A. N. Thomas.
    Dr. John I. Montgomery, who has been general superintendent at Butte Falls, but quit his job and moved out, was re-employed by the company as superintendent of the saw mill and moved back again last week and while here subscribed to the Mail, as he was lost without the general news. He has bright hopes for the future of that town.
    J. W. Wright, recently from St. Joseph, Mo., has moved his family into the Griffith home and bought out the business of J. W. Webb and opened up a shoe repairing and harness shop in his old stand, adjoining A. J. Daley's store. From the way he starts off he means business and we wish him abundant success.
    Last Saturday night the Equal Suffrage Club met at the church and a fine program was rendered. Prof. Warren, a Woodman, made the opening address and was followed by readings, recitations, songs, etc. Mrs. Officer and Dr. Holt favored us with a beautiful and appropriate song, suited to the occasion. There was a fine attendance and a committee was appointed to arrange a program for next Saturday night.
    On Monday of last week I made a business trip to Big Butte--John Obenchain's--and found mine host and hostess as busy as could be waiting on their patrons. Their daughter, Miss Bertha, accompanied me to Eagle Point and now is working in the Eagle Point hotel for Mr. Scudder. It is needless to say that the roads are almost impassable above Eagle Point, but we live in hopes of an improvement but "hope deferred maketh the heart sick."
    On Wednesday of last week I went to Jacksonville, taking J. E. Stepp and G. W. Daley, Sr., there on business, returning via Medford. This is the first time that Mr. Stepp--he is one of the gentlemen from Kentucky who bought the Daley sawmill on Round Top--has ever rode over that part of the valley and he was more that surprised to see such land and alfalfa and grain. He thinks with the rest of us that Jackson County is the Italy of Oregon.
    I received a letter Monday from Mrs. J. N. Lewis, who went with her husband and children a few weeks ago to St. John, Kansas. She says in part:--"Jimmie did not find it here as he thought he would. ** * Land and rent is high. ** * One man had in three hundred and twenty acres in wheat and the wind blew it all out of the ground. How is that for wind?" They started for Washington the 3rd inst. So you see that people who have left the old states and lived on this coast for a few years generally stay and if they do go back soon return if they are able.
    Last Week, as Peter Young was driving through our town, his horses became unmanageable and took a spin through the streets. As they started one of the horses jumped sideways and tore one of the tugs loose from the singletree and then the other three tugs soon came loose, but the neck yoke being fastened to the tongue they pulled the hack for nearly a quarter of a mile, when it broke and the end of the tongue ran into the ground, the sudden stop breaking the tongue and throwing Peter out, but as he fell he caught his arm around the double tree, thus breaking the force of the fall, so that he was not seriously hurt.
Medford Mail, April 13, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Dr. Holt, our new M.D., made a business trip to Medford last week.
    Last Sunday the Brownsboro ball team came down and played against the Eagle Point team, the result being Eagle Point eleven and Brownsboro 45.
    Our school will close on the 27th of this month and it is the arrangement for the school to give another entertainment in the evening.
    Dr. Page, recently from Illinois, in company with Messrs. B. F. Harris and M. A. Brighton, stopped at noon with us and in the afternoon proceeded on their way to Butte Falls, where the big timber grows.
    The Ladies' Aid Society, of Eagle Point, have announced that they will serve dinner in the Holmes warehouse on the day of the primary election, April 20th, the proceeds to go toward paying for the painting of the new church.
    J. J. Fryer went over to Forest Creek last week, to visit his son-in-law, Floyd Pearce, and family and while there his horses jumped out and started back for home, but when they reached Jacksonville they were taken up and put into the pound, where they were recovered.
    Elder J. P. Moomaw conducted the religious services here last Sunday. He read a treatise on the subject of the resurrection. Next Saturday night Rev. Ferrell will preach here. On Sunday at 11 o'clock he will preach at Brownsboro, and at night at this place. At eleven o'clock on Sunday A. C. Howlett will hold services at the Eagle Point church.
    Last Saturday night we had a rousing meeting of the equal suffrage committee at the new church building. We had songs, recitations, speeches, one by Dr. Holt that called forth some pointed remarks, and at the next meeting, to be called by the president, an invitation is extended to those who do not believe in the doctrine of equal suffrage for women to come and show cause why our wives, mothers and daughters should not vote.
    Elmer Spencer, who has a claim on the unsurveyed land east of Big Butte and his brother, J. F. Spencer, recently from Pennsylvania, who has located a claim in that locality, were pleasant callers here last Sunday, remaining overnight. They report considerable snow in their region yet. J. F. Spencer expects to send for his family as soon as the road gets so that he can move them to his claim, as he is completely captivated with our climate and products.
    Thos. Cassady, of Minnesota, and G. F. Richards were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside the last of last week, on their way from Butte Falls to Medford. Mr. Richards had the honor of bringing out the first load of lumber from the Butte Falls mill. A small load of dimension lumber that could not be had at the lumber yards in Medford. They speak in high terms of the outlook in the Butte Falls country. They report that Wm. Chambers has erected a hotel building, and Mr. Richards a store building, and has a part of his stock of goods on the ground. Jerry Heckathorn is also putting up a building and had a stock of goods on the way. The tents are being replaced with wooden buildings. The shingle mill is turning out a superior quality of shingles. A specimen was left at the Sunnyside by B. H.. Harris and is now on exhibit here.
    Last Sunday night we had a very interesting Young People's meeting, Mrs. G. W. Owings presiding. There were several recitations by the young folks and Mr. Abbott favored us with a short talk. Mrs. Owings, who has been largely instrumental in the erection of the church here, took leave of her friends and neighbors, including the Sunday school, of which she was superintendent, at the close of the exercises. Ir was an affecting scene and all wished her a prosperous journey and a long and happy life. Mrs. O. leaves many warm friends in this section of the country, and her place will be hard to fill in the church and community. Her husband. G. W. Owings, started with his family, in company with Mr. Bristow and family, last Monday morning for Nevada. They think of stopping on the way and working on the railroad being constructed to Klamath Falls, if they can get work with their teams.
Medford Mail, April 20, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Howlett has been having some more buildings done to make more room for the accommodation of the guests.
    Harvey Richardson, the candidate for county treasurer on the Socialist ticket, was here last Monday on legal business with me, as justice of the peace, and to speak a word to his friends with regard to his prospect for election.
    J. H. Kahler, of Wisconsin, in company of B. F. Harris, stopped at the Sunnyside last Friday on their way from Butte Falls. Mr. K. is an old timber cruiser and is highly pleased with the prospect of our timber belt and the possibilities of our country.
    Miss Clara Richardson, formerly teacher of the primary department of our school, came over last Sunday to visit some of her old friends and today (Tuesday) she visited our school. The children were delighted to see her once more in the school room. She has a warm place in the hearts of the people in this district.
    Mrs. Arglee Green and son, Austin, reached the home of the parents last Monday, just from San Francisco. They tell of the almost total destruction of the city--the same old story--suffering, death and everything gone, but a more grateful person I never saw than she seems to be because she and her son got out alive.
    A gentleman by the name of Arthur Jackson stayed with us last Sunday night, who had just arrived from San Francisco. He says that the accounts given by the press have not been exaggerated; that no one can tell the extreme horrors of the scene. He is a member of the craft and started for Medford to try to secure employment in one of the printing offices there.
    Last Friday, being primary election day, passed off very quietly and although there was no unpleasant feelings manifested [sic]. The Aid Society gave a dinner and sold ice cream during the afternoon and realized about $27, which is to be applied toward painting the church house. When it comes to anything to raise for the good of the general public our people always respond liberally.
    In last week's Mail I announced that the school entertainment would be on Friday evening, but that was a mistake. It will be on Saturday evening, the 28th, in the new church building. Prof. N. A. Wood and some of the larger boys have fixed up a stage and arranged more seats, and there will be good lights, so that everything will be arranged so as to have a very pleasant time.
    Last Sunday morning, wile William Winkle was trying to corral an unruly beef, in crossing the creek back of the mill, his horse fell and rolled over him and the two were carried down the stream together for some distance. After Mr. W. had washed down about fifty yards, Wilbur Jack ran in and pulled him out. Fortunately, he was not hurt, but experienced a good wetting.
    Frank Manning and Bert Higinbotham were here on their way to and from the county seat with the election returns. Mr. Manning says that there is a great indignation over their way they were treated in Big Butte precinct over moving the voting place after the legal notices had been posted up and the result was that there were only twenty-two votes polled and that there were forty voters met at the usual voting place that could not go ten miles further to vote and that he only received notice of the change at noon on the 19th and then had to carry the ticket boxes eighteen miles, prepare booths, etc., as there had been no preparations made for the change. When it comes to voters having to travel twenty to twenty-five miles to vote it requires a large share of patriotism or loyalty to party to prompt a man to go to the polls.
Medford Mail, April 27, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--In Eagle Point, April 29th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carlton, a daughter.
    Mrs. Ella Saltmarsh, of Table Rock, was over last week, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pool.
    There has been an effort made to arrange to have electric power brought by the Condor Water & Power Company to this place, but there has been nothing done as yet.
    Master Chauncey Florey, who has been spending the winter in Flounce Rock precinct with his grandmother, Mrs. Chauncey Nye, returned home a few days ago.
    The Eagle Point ball team went to Brownsboro last Sunday and player against their team, the result being Eagle Point 8 and Brownsboro 5. They report having had a very pleasant time.
    James Ringer and John W. Smith, Jr., are re-roofing the old Robinett house and putting rustic on the sides, and John Watkins, the new proprietor, is fixing things up in good shape generally.
    Died--At the home of his parents on Rogue River, W. R. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson; aged eight years, seven months and fifteen days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Moomaw.
    There will be Sunday school next Sunday at 10 a.m., preaching 11 a.m. and Young People's meeting at 7:30 p.m. It is expected that Rev. Ferrell will be there and preach, but if he is not here A. C. Howlett preaches in his place.
    Last Monday Jerry Heckathorn moved his household goods, supplies and family to Butte Falls. There was also a company of eight or ten passed through here the same time for the tall timber--and the rush has just begun.
    Last Sunday Rev. J. P. Moomaw preached in the church at 11 a.m. and at night the Young People's meeting was held, Master Carl Jackson presiding. Miss Clara Richardson was with us and spoke a piece entitled, "The Volunteer Organist," in her own inimitable and interesting way.
    Miss Bertha Peachey, one of the popular teachers of our country, living with her parents on Yankee Creek, had the misfortune to be hurt by a horse fall backwards with her one day last week. She started to go horseback riding with her brother and when she pulled up on the reins the horse reared up, falling backwards, she striking the back of her head on a stone, cutting quite a gash.
    B. H. Harris and family, accompanied by Dr. F. J. Despecher and Mr. McAllister, superintendent of the Sugar Pine Lumber Co., of Butte Falls, stopped here Thursday of last week on their way to Butte Falls. Dr. D. is here in the interest of eastern capitalists, seeking for a profitable investment. He is delighted with our climate and the general appearance of our country.
    I am sorry to have to report that Thomas Young, one of our most promising young men, has the misfortune to lose one of his fine match mares. He had refused $200 for her a short time before her death. He seems to have a streak of misfortunes, as he has lost all winter's work on account of having had one of his legs broken and now to lose a fine mare seems too bad. He has the sympathy of all his neighbors.
    I unintentionally omitted to state in my last that there was an informal meeting of a few of our citizens held here on Sunday, the 22nd, and Frank Brown, Jay Grover and Thomas E. Nichols were selected to meet with other committees of like character to organize development league for Rogue River valley. They met last Friday in Ashland and arranged to have delegates meet in Grants Pass on the 9th of June to perfect the organization.
    Our school closed last Friday and on Saturday the children gave an entertainment in the church building that reflects credit on the teachers as well as the children. The house was filled and excellent order was observed. Therewith transmit a copy of the report of our teachers: Days taught, 156; days attendance, 9407; days absence, 1066; total enrollment, 96; boys, 49; girls, 47; average belonging, 67; average attendance, 60. This shows an increase in the average attendance of over thirty percent over last year. I have not at hand the names and members of the eighth grade graduates, but our school has been a grand success under the able management of Prof. W. A. Wood, assisted by Mrs. Alice Cook.
Medford Mail, May 4, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    I am sorry to announce that Mrs. Mae Stickel, who went to St. Johns a short time ago to wait on her sister in sickness, is quite sick herself.
    The Eagle Point ball team went over to Central Point last Sunday and played ball against the Central Point team. The result was Central Point, 26; Eagle Point, 16.
    Married--At Eagle Point, Tuesday, May 1, 1906, by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, Wilbur Jack and Miss Dollie L. Nichols. Their many friends are offering congratulations.
    Miss Hattie Cingcade, who has been in San Francisco for several months, bookkeeping in a printing office, and was badly shaken up and frightened by the earthquake, returned to the parental roof last week. She gives a doleful account of the state of things in San Francisco.
    Mr. Wright, who bought out J. W. Webb and has opened a harness shop in our town, has bought a tract of land on the south side of Little Butte Creek, near the ford, in Eagle Point--part of the old J. J. Fryer place--and is preparing to build. He evidently means business and we feel proud of having such people as neighbors.
    There is considerable changing around among the families in Eagle Point just now. Jeff Kirkpatrick has moved out of the Ashpole house and is living in a tent and W. H. Brown has moved from the Geo. W. Daley house into the Ashpole house and Geo. W. Daley, Jr., has moved from Medford into the Daley house.
    Last Sunday evening the Young People's meeting elected Mrs. Cora Officer as vice-president, in the place of Mrs. G. W. Owings, who has moved away, and Miss Bessie Haselton, secretary, in the place of Miss May Abbott, who has moved to her father's mountain home, and Miss Mamie Wright as assistant organist. Our Young People's meetings are getting to be very interesting, as they generally have a fine program.
    Mr. Wolfer, our strawberry man, is out here now working among his vines. He thinks that our Butte Creek soil is peculiarly adapted to the growth of strawberries. Prof Wood before he left visited Jo. Moomaw's strawberry patch and reported that he found one vine that had two hundred berries on it, and some claim that some of the vines will produce more than that. The berries are getting ripe now and we can soon test their quality.
    Prof. Wood, who has been principal of our school for the last eight months, closed his labors in the school and last Monday left us for other fields. He has the endorsement of all the children and their parents. Last Sunday he, in company with J. J. Fryer and family, Mrs. Howlett, Hattie, Lou and Roy Smith, took a trip to Table Rock, where they could obtain a fine view of the entire valley. Prof. Wood thought it was one of the grandest picnic parties he had enjoyed for an age. Mrs. Fryer and Mrs. Howlett prepared dinner and they had a regular feast. He intends to go to the summit of Mt. Pitt this summer and visit Crater lLake and other places of interest.
    Last Sunday D. P. Mathews started for Medford with Geo. W. Daley, Jr., and while on the road, about two miles from Medford, he was taken seriously ill and Mrs. Daley, his niece, brought him home in her buggy. Dr. Holt was taken to the home of the sick man, but all remedies seemed to fail and on Monday afternoon he passed away. Dudley Polk Mathews was born in Decatur County, Iowa, October 28, 1844, and died May 7, 1906; aged sixty-one years, seven months and nine days. He came to Jackson County in the fall of 1853 and has lived in this immediate neighborhood ever since. He was a man who was highly respected and leaves a large circle of friends, relatives and acquaintances to feel the bereavement. The funeral services were conducted at the home of the deceased on the morning of the 9th by A. C. Howlett, assisted by Rev. J. P. Moomaw, and the remains were interred in the family burying ground. The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people.
Medford Mail, May 11, 1906, page 3
 


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--In Eagle Point, May 9, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Abbott, a daughter.
    George Bristow, who has lived here all winter and went this spring to Weed to get work, has returned and is now in the employ of Mr. Wolfer.
    On Wednesday of last week Mr. Higgins and family started to Newport, Oregon, and Mr. Jeff Kirkpatrick and family started for Klamath County.
    Last Monday three of the Democratic candidates, C. L. Reames, L. L. Munt and F. E. Bybee, visited Eagle Point and Mr. Reames spoke to a good-sized audience on the issues of the day.
    Our Y.P.M. in Eagle Point is growing in interest and attendance is constantly increasing. Mr. Wolfer, our strawberry man, attended last Sunday night and complimented our young people very highly. He said that is is ahead of anything in that line in Medford in point of attendance, music and general exercises.
    Charley Betz, one of our Eagle Point boys, who has been living in Siskiyou County for several years and is a constant reader of the Mail, came over last week to visit relatives and attend to some business. His old-time friends gave him a cordial welcome.
    Miss Gail Laughlin gave us another lecture on the 9th inst., on the subject of "Equal Suffrage." She had a large audience and interested the people very much. She is a fluent talker and a logical reasoner, and made a very favorable impression. There were twenty-eight more names added to the list of workers for the cause, making in all a total of eighty-three.
    M. L. Pellett has reached a depth of over 350 feet in boring for artesian water on his farm, near Talent, and has a flow of water more than sufficient for stock and domestic purposes, and intends piping it to his house. He expects to continue boring to a depth of 500 feet in the expectation of striking a still stronger flow of water. If Mr. Pellett's experiment proves to be anything like a success other wells will be bored.
    Last Sunday the Brownsboro ball team came down and played against the Eagle Point boys and the result was Brownsboro 10 and Eagle Point 4. There was also a game played between the smaller boys of Brownsboro and Eagle Point, but I did not learn the result, but it was a close match. During the time of the game John W. Smith, Jr., had the misfortune to lose his watch. It was either taken from his pocket or else dropped out and was picked up by someone. The finder will please leave it at the Sunnyside Hotel and receive reward.
Medford Mail, May 18, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Staub, of Brownsboro, called on your Eagle Point correspondent last Monday morning on legal business.
    I understand that the school board have engaged the services of Prof. Collins as principal of our school for next winter's school.
    During the past week E. S. Wolfer, our strawberry man, has been supplying the Medford market with luscious strawberries, raised on Butte Creek soil.
    Harry Cingcade, who went to Weed a short time ago, and went to work on a saw mill, had the misfortune to have his shoulder dislocated and had to return home.
    Last Saturday Mrs. James Culbertson, of Lake Creek, was a very pleasant caller and spent the afternoon with Mrs. Howlett. They were friends in the '70s when she was Cora Swingle.
    Grant Mathews, a brother of D. P. Mathews, deceased, arrived here the first of last week to assist in settling up his brother's business. His sister, Mrs. Fitzgerald, arrived on the day of the funeral.
    The Eagle Point Women's Aid Society expect to have a sale of their goods and serve dinner in the Holmes ware house on election day, June 4th, and they request all who can help contribute for that purpose, and help along a good cause.
    There will be a meeting of the equal suffrage committee in the Eagle Point church on the Saturday night before the general election. It is the expectation to have someone deliver an address on the subject and a general good time is expected.
    Last Friday as Elder J. P. Moomaw was riding in his hack on the way to attend meeting at Talent he became dizzy and fell out, cutting his face and otherwise bruising himself very badly. He was taken to his home by John Winningham.
    John W. Wright, our new harness maker, is putting up a new house on the tract of land he purchased of Carlton & Nichols. Mr. Wamsley and son are doing the work. As Mr. Wright expects to remain here permanently he wants the Medford Mail to read so as to keep posted on the affairs of the county and state.
    In a letter written in San Francisco by my brother, John Howlett, he says that they are having quakes there every day and that there are about 80,000 people living in tents and shacks put up out of rough boards and that those who are living in houses are compelled to do their cooking out of doors, as the chimneys and flues are so damaged that the city authorities will not permit them to be used.
    Last Sunday our Sunday school, by unanimous vote, decided to hold a Sunday school picnic on Table Rock, on the second Sunday in June, the 10th. It is the calculations to have the Eagle Point band go along and an invitation is extended to the Y.P.L. of Table Rock, to join us and assist in the program. There will be exercises by the children and perhaps short talks by some of the older ones.
    Saturday night of last week the A.O.U.W. lodge met at their hall and had a lecture by Ralph Feeney, P.G.M. of Oregon, to a small audience and on Monday night he gave another to a much larger audience. He seems to be greatly encouraged in the undertaking. He claims that although they have lost heavily by the San Francisco disaster, both in members and money, still that the order is on a better footing that ever.
    Last Saturday just at supper time Messrs. Hutchison and Lumsden, his mother and their wives and children, Misses Fern Hutchison and Ruth Lumsden, W. H. McGowan, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Metzger, of Logansport, Indiana, came dashing up to the Sunnyside Hotel in their automobiles and called for supper for the ten, and in just ten minutes Mrs. Howlett had them seated at the table. Say, Mr. Editor, they ate as though they hadn't had anything to eat for a week. Well, they had a jolly time and said they were coming out again in the near future.
Medford Mail, May 25, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. B. Jackson has been putting up a long string of fence enclosing a fine tract of pasture land.
    Prof. W. A. Wood, who has been in Josephine County for some time, returned to his old home at the Sunnyside last Saturday.
    The Eagle Point Ladies' Aid Society are anticipating a big run on election day. Sale and dinner.
    Samuel Jackson is building a new barn on his land, bought from J. W. Grover. George Daley is doing the work.
    Levi Murphy, wife and son Ivan, came over on Thursday of last week and spent a couple of days with Mr. and Mrs. Howlett and old-time friends.
    Little Dickie Daley had the misfortune to cut his foot quite badly one day last week. Dr. Holt was called and dressed the wound.
    J. W. Conner, our photographer, made his tent last Saturday and took to the tall timber to spend the summer.
    John Edsall and Thomas Fredenburg came out from their mountain homes last Monday morning on their way to the county seat on legal business.
    There is to be an equal suffrage meeting here at the church tomorrow (Saturday) night. There will be prominent speakers from Medford to address the audience.
    There has been considerable lumber brought out of the hills the past week, but the fine rain we have had has put a stop to hauling lumber for a few days.
    Our Butte Creek soil is proving to be the proper thing for strawberries. Jos. Moomaw, Frank Lewis, J. B. Jackson and in fact all who have tried it on a small scale have made a success of it and E. S. Wolfer is planting out a large lot of plants now. He supplied the Medford market with a fine lot last week.
    There is considerable excitement in our midst over the road question. An effort is being made by one party to abandon the road running up the creek and moving it back and those who are living on the old road claim that they will be shut in and have no outlet unless they buy the right of way. The petitions are being circulated pro and con.
    Last Sunday I had a call up to the Dry Creek country to John Owens, and was surprised to see such a change in the appearance of the country, where a few years ago was an open tract of land covered with brush and timber now it is a collection of fine farms and orchards, and everything shows thrift and enterprise.
    Mr. Lozier, of Medford, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last Monday night. He is traveling in the interest of our local option law. He says he saw a letter written by a saloon man to a voter in Jackson County, telling him is he wanted to vote in favor of the old local option law as it stands to vote, "yes"; but if he votes "yes," that is, for the amendment, that kills our local option law. All who are in favor of the old law should vote "NO."
    Geo. W. Daley, Jr., one of our enterprising citizens, has put in a centrifugal pump on his place and attached a gasoline engine so as to irrigate his land. It is a small affair to look at, but my how it does throw the water. This is but the starting point. If that proves a success there will be several others put in and the Sunnyside of Little Butte Creek will be supplied with water and our valuable land that now is not utilized will be made to bring forth fruit and vegetables to perfection.
Medford Mail, June 1, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Mae Stickel, who has been at St. Johns for some time, returned home last Sunday.
    The Eagle Point Ladies' Aid Society gave a dinner and had a sale of some of their goods on election day, resulting in securing $45 for the benefit of the church.
    There is to be a Sunday school picnic next Sunday, when our Sunday school children will go and have a fine time climbing the Table Rock across Rogue River.
    Last Sunday afternoon merchant H. U. Lumsden, wife and mother, accompanied by Mr. King as driver, called at the Sunnyside for dinner on their way from Butte Falls.
    The appraisers of the property of the late D. P. Mathews met here last week and placed an advertisement on the real and personal property, and the business will soon be in proper shape.
    C. Ed. Hoyt came in from Fort Klamath last Saturday on a business trip, returning on Sunday. He came over the Dead Indian route and reports about four miles of snow and lots of mud on the route.
    There was a ball game here last Sunday afternoon between the Brownsboro and Eagle Point boys combined and the Gold Ray and Gold Hill team. Result Eagle Point, 11; Gold Ray, 10.
    Last Saturday night the Equal Suffrage Club met at the church and were addressed by Mr. and Mrs. Lozier of Medford, and some of our local speakers. The meeting was well attended and the addresses were quite interesting. The Eagle Point band turned out and gave us some fine music on the occasion.
    Mr. Dennis, of Butte Falls, accompanied by Mrs. F. J. Despecher and her father, Dr. F. C. Clark, both of Omaha, were sojourners at the Sunnyside last Sunday on their way to Butte Falls. Dr. Clark is an old pioneer of '49, having come around the Horn to California in his early manhood and he is now in his seventy-seventh year of his age. He is here looking at our timber, seeking a good claim. Dr. Despecher was here a few weeks ago and filed on a claim in the Big Butte country, but his wife has not found anything that exactly suits her as yet.
    The election passed off quietly, considering that there was so much "booze" hid around in different parts of the town. There was a man by the name of Gunn here circulating a petition to open a saloon here, but I have not learned what success he had but some of our most prominent business men were working for it. There was but a small number of voters turned out to vote, as there was but 135 votes polled. I have not the result at hand, but learn from Bert Peachey that the woman's suffrage came by about 10 votes and our local option law was sustained.
Medford Mail, June 8, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Our deputy assessor was talking to our citizens last Monday.
    Frank Manning and wife were sojourners here one night the last of the week.
    On account of the rain the trip to Table Rock was postponed and next Sunday is the day decided on for the Sunday school picnic. The program is to start from the Eagle Point church at 8 o'clock a.m.
    At our school meeting last Monday, T. E. Nichols was re-elected director and J. H. Carlton re-elected clerk. A tax of three mills was voted to lay a floor in the upper part of the school house and pay the interest on the indebtedness of the school district.
    James Ringer has been raising the roof of the barn on the Moomaw place and put up a wagon shed, and is getting ready to begin to carry the mail from here to Leeds, as he has the contract for carrying for the next four years.
    Mrs. Millie Hoyt and Frank Denton, of Fort Klamath, dropped in on us last Friday, while we were eating dinner. Mr. D. returned to Medford to visit his relatives and Mrs. H. remained with us until Tuesday, when they started for their home again.
    George Pierce, of Forest Creek, passed through here last week in his way to Prospect, to visit his sister, Miss Grace, who is teaching school in that district and called on his aunt, Mrs. A. N. Thomas, on his return trip.
    The Fee Bros. and B. F. Harris were out and spent the day here last Sunday and Mr. Harris seems to think that the prospect is good for work to commence on the railroad in the near future, but when we see the men at work then we will believe that they mean business. The trouble seems to be that the railroad men want to KNOW that the lumber will be cut for them to haul before they go to the expense of building a railroad to the timber.
    E. A. Wetcher, of California, who is traveling through this part of the country, viewing our land with a eye to settling and finding a suitable location for his brother to invest in a stock farm, is stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel, making this his headquarters. He seems to be perfectly delighted with Butte Creek valley. He says that when everything grows as it does here--corn, wheat, barley, oats, onions, peas, beans, turnips and in fact everything that we put in the ground--that it must be the proper place. He has written to his brother to come and look for himself, and when he comes he will likely bring others with him. Let them come.
    Last Sunday Wm. Perry, Mrs. Lizzie Betz, Prof. W. A. Wood, Mrs. Mae Stickel, Roy Smith, Agnes Howlett, Lew Smith, Hattie Howlett, Mrs. Millie Hoyt, Mrs. Howlett and myself took a notion into our wise heads to go to Gold Ray, see the sights and have a picnic dinner, and when we reached there we found quite a number of Eagle Pointers. Among them J. H. Carlton and family, Mrs. J. F. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, Mrs. Cora B. Officer, Miss Lottie Taylor; also quite a number from the vicinity of Brownsboro. While there we saw a ball game between the Gold Hill team and a team made up of Eagle Pointers and citizens from Brownsboro. The result of the game was four to six in favor of Gold Hill. They all seemed to have a good time and enjoy themselves very much.
Medford Mail, June 22, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    There was a large band of sheep passed through here last Monday on their way to summer range.
    Mrs. Lulu Perry and her little daughter, Miss Fay, are stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel at the present time.
    Alfred Gorden was a sojourner among us last Sunday night. He reports everything encouraging in his section.
    Thomas Coy has moved his family from Ashland and is now living in his old home in Eagle Point. They are welcomed among us again.
    Prof. N. A. Wood, who is engaged in the insurance business, since he closed his school, made a business trip to Portland last week, returning on Sunday.
    John R. Smith and wife were favored last Friday, the 22nd, by the arrival of a boy baby at their home. The parents are both happy and the boy is doing well.
    At the sale of the personal property of the late D. P. Mathews, on Wednesday of last week, everything that was sold seemed to be in special demand and brought good prices.
    J. W. Grover, who had been spending some time in California, returned home last Monday night. I understand that he expects to return to California in a short time.
    Next Monday James Ringer begins carrying the U.S. Mail from here to Peyton, as he has the contract for that route for the next four years. He will put on a hack and carry on the business all O.K.
    I learned Sunday that the place belonging to Mr. Phipps, known as the Ewen place, north of here, was sold to one of the Mathews boys, but I have not the facts and figures at hand just now.
    Since the bills were posted announcing the grand celebration of the Fourth of July in Medford, there is no little stir here inquiring for rigs to go to Medford, as that seems to be the center of attraction in these parts.
    Mrs. Pichard and her two little girls, of Walla Walla, arrived here last Monday on the stage on her way to visit her brother, Jeff Conover, of Round Top. She was met here by Mr. C. and they immediately proceeded on their way to his home.
    Rev. Carstens, of Medford, came out on Tuesday of last week and delivered his lecture entitled "Over the Alps Lies Italy," but owing to the busy time and short nights the attendance was small. The receipts of the evening amounted to $7 and a few cents. I have not been able to give the exact figures, as I was not able to get them. I was in Medford that day for a load of lumber for Mr. Wright's new house and flour for A. J. Daley and met with a mishap on the way home and did not get in until two o'clock p.m., so missed the lecture.
    Last Sunday there was quite a number of our citizens went to Table Rock. There were about forty all together, big, little and young. They report having had a very pleasant time, considering that the largest part of them were children--the Eagle Point Sunday school--but the exercises, hot weather and there being no water on the rock to drink the little folk suffered from thirst. They spent quite a while on the top of the rock and then went to Rogue River to take refreshments, where they had a sumptuous feast that had been prepared by some of the ladies of Eagle Point. Taking all in all, they had a fine time and many of the children will remember their trip to Table Rock.
Medford Mail, June 29, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    S. Bradbury, who has been boarding with us for some time, has moved to Central Point.
    Notices have been posted that a Mr. Guerin will present a petition to the county court, August term, for license to open a saloon in our town, but with what success he will meet with remains to be seen.
    Mr. Wright, our harness maker and cobbler, moved into his new house last Saturday evening and now he and his family begin to feel as though there were at home.
    W. H. Bowen and Prof. W. A. Wood started for Klamath County last Monday, to be gone for a short time. They are going via [the] Mt. Pitt route on foot. Prof. Wood wants to climb to the summit of that mountain sometime this summer.
    Hay, yes, hay! More hay! That is the cry. Everybody is cutting and putting up hay and the prospect is that there will be plenty of hay this season. Lofland Bros. report that the wild oats have grown so high along the M.&C.L.R.R. track that it hides it from view, that the oats are nearly eight feet tall.
    James Ringer, our new mail contractor, is in high glee and has a fine team and rig, and started on his route from here to Peyton last Tuesday, July 3rd. He is [a] man who is entirely reliable and his many friends here wish him abundant success. He has put another addition to the Moomaw and Martin barn, so as to store away provender for his horses.
    Herman Meyers and Lemon Charley came down last Sunday to settle up with S. Bradbury, who has had charge of the Belgian stallion which is owned by a company of citizens on Butte Creek, as Mr. B.'s time had expired, for which he had engaged to care for him. Lemon Charley had taken charge of the horse and will care for him for the next year.
    Messrs. Stepp, Hamlin and Iseli, who are running the Round Top saw mill, and Miss Maggie Stepp came out last Saturday, went to Medford to purchase supplies and returned to the Sunnyside to spend the night. They report that they have quite a lot of lumber on hand and that the roads are getting worn down so that they can haul a good load of lumber out.
    Mrs. Lelah Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, of Seattle, Washington, arrived at the parental home one day last week, where she met her sister, Mrs. Arglee Green, and was soon joined by her other sister, Mrs. Floyd Pierce and her two children, when they had a family reunion of the entire family, except Mr. Jones, who is engaged in [the] contracting business in Seattle. This is the first time the entire family, including Fred and Austin Green, have all met for five years. It seems real nice to see the entire family reunited once more and their many friends here gave them a cordial reception.
Medford Mail, July 6, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Lloyd Wade, of Butte Falls, was a pleasant caller last Sunday.
    There seems to be a demand here now for laborers, as hands are very scarce and wages good.
    Rudolph Iseli and Richard Stepps came out from the Round Top mill last Sunday and spent a while at the Sunnyside. They report everything flourishing in those parts.
    Dr. Montgomery, foreman of the Butte Falls Lumbering Co., of Butte Falls, came to Eagle Point on business last Sunday, returning the same day.
    Miss Varian Stickel went to Gold Hill about the first of the month and is now visiting with her aunts, the Mesdames Stickel, of Gold Hill.
    Misses Beulah and March Cingcade, the former having been teaching at Sterling and the latter is now engaged teaching near Leeds, were pleasant callers last Saturday evening. They were both pupils in the Eagle Point school and are successful teachers.
    Mrs. Lulu Perry, who is stopping here, went up to Butte Falls the first of last week, to assist her sister, Mrs. Wm. Chambers, in preparing the supper for the dance the night of the Fourth of July. She reports that they had a fine time and others report that she and her sister set up a fine supper.
    A. J. Daley made a business trip up in the neighborhood of Leeds last Saturday, going via the Eagle Point-Peyton stage route. The traveling public will find the new arrangement for carrying the mail quite a convenience; as heretofore the mail left here at 2:30 p.m., now it leaves at 6 a.m., making the round trip in one day, returning to Eagle Point at 8 p.m. Mr. Ringer seems to think that he will build up quite a business in that line.
    Last Saturday evening, just after dark Roy Ashpole and Thomas Carlton were out riding with the two Misses Ulrich, when the horses became [and] ran away, dashing up through the streets and came near running over Mrs. Childreth and some of her children. They climbed on a gate and just then the horses dashed by them, going through Mr. Brown's fence and tearing away two panels. After they were stopped the horses continued to kick and try to get away. Fortunately there was no especial damage done and nobody hurt, but two girls badly frightened.
    A. J. Daley, one of our leading business men, and Eli Dahack, one of our prosperous farmers, were at the county seat on Thursday of last week. Mr. Daley went for the purpose of laying in a claim for damages for the digging away of the dirt and gravel in front of his dwelling and destroying his fence in front of the same. The work was done some months ago by order of County Commissioner George Brown, in spite of the protests of Mr. D. and his neighbors. He put in a claim for $150. Mr. Dahack went for the purpose of presenting a protest against changing the county road from where is has been located for many years--along the foot of the hills along the bank of Little Butte from here to Brownsboro. Supervisor Vestal with a gang of men and teams [has been] at work on the new route for several weeks, grading, hauling gravel, etc. A petition was circulating asking for the change, as was also a remonstrance, signed by about seventy of the taxpayers. The court ruled that the petition would not be granted. It does not seem right that the taxpayers should have to pay for the work that was done on private property and in spite of the protests of such a large number of citizens.
Medford Mail, July 13, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Wm. Perry and his sister, Mrs. J. W. Grover, went to Ashland last Tuesday.
    Mr. Cantor, of Phoenix, was here last Sunday, trying to secure hands to go with his header.
    Miss Varian Stickel, who has been visiting in Gold Hill for some time, returned home last Saturday.
    Bert and Eddie Higinbotham have been hauling a lot of lumber for Dr. Pickel, to build a mammoth barn on his farm, east of Medford.
    Mrs. Tyree and her two children, of Sacramento, Calif., who has been visiting her father in Eagle Point, went to Ashland the first of last week to visit her sister.
    Mrs. Lelah Jones returned to her home in Seattle last Tuesday and her father, and sister, Mrs. Green, went to Ashland, it being "Booster Day," to help boost our country. Mr. F. is quite an enthusiast on the productiveness on Jackson county.
    Attorney W. E. Phipps and Miss Belle Cochran, of Medford, came out last Sunday to visit Mrs. Howlett, spending most of the day. They seemed to be favorably impressed with our surroundings. It is the first time that Miss Belle has been out in this part of the country for several years, and she was surprised to see the changes made here.
    Mr. Spencer, Sr., and his son, Martin, recently from Pennsylvania, were guests at the Sunnyside last Saturday. They were on their way to the old gentleman's homestead on Dry Creek, on the unsurveyed land. The young man seems to be very favorably impressed with our country. He expects to have his mother come out about the first of September and perhaps his sister. Our hills are fast filling up with people from the eastern states who know the value of our land and timber.
    Floyd Pearce, of Forest Creek, came over last Saturday and he and his family returned to their home on Monday. While here he and his father-in-law, J. J. Fryer, wife and three daughters, Mrs. Arglee Green and two sons and Mrs Lelah Jones, of Seattle, Wash., called on your correspondent and family Sunday evening, and for me to say that we had a good time does not fully convey the idea, for we had a royal good time. For they are each one good conversationalists and some of our family can talk some, and we spent the evening until late bedtime before we thought of an adjournment.
    Eli Dahack has been engaged in this neighborhood, cutting grain with his binder, some of the grain being knocked down by the wind and storm last Saturday, so that he is having a time cutting it. Speaking of the storm, well yes, we had a storm last Saturday afternoon almost all to ourselves, for it reached but a short distance. But right here we had a storm. The first intimation we had was a gust of wind for a few minutes and then a few drops of rain, then an ice storm. It was not like any ordinary hail, but simply chunks of ice, the most of them about three-fourths by one-half inch, and from that up to as large as a quail's egg. In the lower part of town the chunks of ice were larger and south about a mile they fell as large as a hen's egg. L. E. Smith and his brother, Roy, and Fred Green were hauling hay and they report them as large as hen's eggs. One of them struck Lew Smith on the head and knocked him over against the load of hay, raising a lump on his head as large as a nutmeg, and one struck him on the hand and tore the skin off. I tell you there was some hail. It damaged the corn considerably, but I don't think it hurt the fruit very much, as the bulk of the storm missed the orchards. The wind that accompanied the rain and hail tore up some of the old standing oaks, but did but little damage. The storm put a stop to hauling hay for a short time, but did not damage the hay to any great extent.
Medford Mail, July 20, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    J. H. Carlton has had an open porch put in front of his store.
    Carl Ringer left here last Saturday for Sacramento, California.
    Wm. Winkle started with his family last week for Ft. Klamath.
    Sam Harnish has moved from the Williscroft farm into the Griffith house.
    Miss Frances Obenchain has been stopping for several days at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Clarence Cox, of Ashland, came up the first of the week to visit his mother and family, Mrs. W. F. Smith.
    Miss Jennie Lewis, of Eagle Point, is saleslady in Karnes & Ritter's confectionery store in Medford. Mr. K. is an uncle of Miss Lewis.
    Dr. Pickel, assisted by Dr. Holt, operated on Mrs. Mattie Martin, one day last week, for appendicitis. The patient is getting along nicely.
    T. B. Sears, a young man who has been attending school at Monmouth, is at this writing here selling stereoscopic views during his vacation.
    I unintentionally omitted to state in my last that Mrs. Dr. Holt arrived here and that they had rented two rooms in Harry Carlton's building.
    George W. Daley, Sr., is getting the lumber out for his big hall near the wagon bridge here. He expects to have it under course of construction in a short time.
    J. D. Abbott, of Springfield, Ill., arrived to visit with his brother, J. A. Abbott, last week. They had not seen each other for fifty-five years. J. A. Abbott learned through J. N. Grover that his long-lost brother was in Siskiyou County, California, and he immediately wrote to him and the result was he came to Medford and 'phoned over of his arrival, and the two brothers met in Medford for the first time since their boyhood days.
    Married--July 22, 1906, by A. L. Haselton, J.P., Mr. Tracy Boothby and Miss Manning, laughter of Frank Manning, of Leeds. The happy couple spent the night at the Sunnyside Hotel and about ten o'clock p.m., about a dozen of the young folks of our town gave them a short chivaree. Mr. B. was prepared with candy and cigars, and after a few moments' pleasant chat the boys dispersed and peace and quiet reigned again.
    J. W. Grover, who is interested in a mining enterprise in California, returned home last week and while here I understood that he sold two hundred acres of land to F. W. Streets, consideration $15.50 per acre. I learn that Mr. S. intends to put out the most of it in fruit trees, build a fine residence, large barn and other buildings. He also bought a large lot of hay of Mr. Grover. He is the same man who has had charge of the S.P.L. Co.'s business at Butte Falls and bought the Hazel (old Dave Dunlap) place. Perhaps the Medford & Crater Lake Railroad changing hands had something to do with the deal.
Medford Mail, July 27, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Several of our young men have gone to the Klamath country to work through haying.
    Mrs. Thomas went to Bly last week to visit her son, Charles. She expects to remain several weeks.
    J. W. Grover and his brother-in-law, Wm. Perry, went to Siskiyou County, California, last week.
    J. B. Jackson has been making some more improvements on his place, this time putting up a small barn for storing away hay.
    George Daley has three men at work putting up his large building, near the wagon bridge. From all appearances he will have a fine building when it is done.
    In my last I stated that Mr. Grover had sold a tract of land to a man by the name of Street, but I was misinformed as to the name, it was a Mr. Page, of Ashland, instead of Street.
    Wm. A. Bliaid  [sic], a mining man, from Tacoma, stopped here last week on his way from Klamath County to his home, where he was called on account of his wife's sickness.
    Mr. Wright, our harness maker, returned last week from his trip to Crater Lake and Fort Klamath. He was delighted with the trip and scenery, but thought the roads were pretty rough and dusty. He has been used to city life and hardly knows how to take our mountain country.
    I should have mentioned in my last that Rev. Ferrell had given the church building here a coat of paint. While here he concluded to go bathing in the waters of our beautiful Little Butte Creek and while enjoying his bath he had the misfortune to lose his teeth, but shortly after Miss Varian Stickel happened to find them in the stream and returned them to the owner.
    C. A. Eliason and his son, C. R. Eliason, of Ashland, were pleasant callers last week. they were looking for land with a view to purchasing a fruit farm. Our Butte Creek country is coming to the front very fast and the land buyers are beginning to realize that we have just as good land here as there is in Rogue River Valley.
    Our blacksmith, W. J. Childreth, has the misfortune to have one of his little fingers cut off so that it just hung by the skin one day last week, but Dr. Holt sewed the finger on again and it seems to be doing all right. He is still at work in the shop, however, in spite of a crippled hand. He was working on a wagon and a heavy piece of iron fell and caught his finger against another piece, thus cutting the finger off clean, except a small piece of skin.
    Last Sunday morning James Ringer and your Eagle Point correspondent took a trip to Round Top on a little missionary tour. We found the three families, Messrs. Stepp, Hamlin, and Iseli, who live there, well, contented and happy. They are perfectly delighted with our country and especially our climate; whereas they were some of them sick back in Kentucky, most of the time here they have excellent health. They own the Round Top saw mill and are getting out some as fine lumber as can be found anywhere and they have improved the road, which has always been a drawback to that part of the country, so that now a man can drive over it with some satisfaction. On our way home little Merritt Martin, a grandson of Mr. Ringer, climbed into the back part of the hack and by some means he lost his balance, falling out backwards onto his head and inflicting a severe bruise, but fortunately did not result in permanent injury, but it was a narrow escape.
Medford Mail, August 3, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--August 5, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cingcade, an eleven and a half pound boy.
    Mrs. Lizzie Betz made a business trip to Medford and Central Point on Thursday of last week.
    Dr. Page, the man who bought the tract of land of J. W. Grover, is having lumber hauled to improve the place.
    W. E. and E. E. Phipps stopped here on their way to the big timber, on Union Creek, and perhaps to Crater Lake, one night last week.
    Prof. W. A. Wood, who has been spending a few weeks in Klamath County, returned to his room at the Sunnyside Hotel last Sunday.
    J. J. Fryer and his daughter, Mrs. Green, and son, Fred, started the first of the week for Klamath County, to visit the places of interest along the route, especially Crater Lake.
    Master Chauncey Florey, who has been stopping for some time with his grandmother, Mrs. Nye, returned home last Sunday on a visit.
    Messrs. Volney Dickson and Elmer E. Wilson came in last Monday and are now putting up some Page fence for A. J. Daley and J. W. Grover.
    Our harness maker, Mr. Wright, while at work on the lining on his new house, fell off a box and hurt himself quite badly, but not seriously.
    E. E. Bond, of Lakeview, came in last week and spent a few days among us. He is very favorably impressed with our part of the country. He went on to Portland last Monday.
    Mrs. Grover and her brother, Wm. Perry, and Chalmer Ringer started last Monday morning for Mr. Perry's homestead, near the foot of Mt. Pitt. His mother and Mrs. Stewart and family, of Medford, preceded them a few days.
    Miss Mysie Brown, of Roseburg, came in last Monday on her way to visit her relative, Mrs. Chauncey Nye, of Prospect. She proceeded on her way on Tuesday night with Nelson Nye. She is a cousin of Mrs. A. J. Florey.
    Joseph Riley, living on Antelope Creek, on the Eagle Point-Medford road, caught a blue carrier pigeon last week with a band on the left leg with "024" on it and a yellow spot on its back. Mr. R. is keeping it in hopes of finding an owner.
    The fight is on again over the new road that Commissioner Brown has laid out from Brownsboro to Eagle Point. Mr. B. has the road supervisor make a new road and a petition was circulated to be presented to the county court to have it accepted as a county road, but a remonstrance was circulated and in the neighborhood of 175 names were signed and the petition was withdrawn, and a new one drawn up. They have secured a number of signers and last Saturday posted the notice and that evening a remonstrance was started. The friends of the remonstrance seem very sure of gaining the day. I understand that the citizen of Lake Creek precinct say that they will spend $500 or beat the proposed change, taking the road out of Butte Creek bottom and running with it on the hills.
    On Wednesday of last week Wm. Ulrich, A. J. Daley, James Ringer and your Eagle Point correspondent went to the county seat to look after the interest of the anti-saloon party in this precinct. A petition for license to open up a saloon in the town of Eagle Point had been circulated on election day and succeeding days, and ninety-six names were secured. Several of them were non-residents of the precinct and after the list of names had been published A. J. Florey, our efficient postmaster, and a few others circulated a remonstrance and in a short time there were ninety-four names on it and among them were twenty-three names that appear on the petition and as these names were taken off the petition and counted on the remonstrance it gave us a majority of twenty-one. You can always count on there being about ninety-five or one hundred voters here that do not want a saloon here. The saloon element are agitating the question of incorporation, so that they may possibly get one that way, but the people of Eagle Point don't want to incorporate or have a saloon. The way this precinct happened to go "wet" at election two years ago was almost all of the saloon men of Big Butte came out here and voted so that Big Butte went "dry" and Eagle Point "wet," but we are "dry" all the same.
Medford Mail, August 10. 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Lizzie Geary started last week for Alaska to join her husband, James Geary, who preceded her some months. She was accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. Mary McNeil.
    B. R. Porter, of Central Point, was out here last week, looking for large horses that were on the market. He had not bought any up to last accounts.
    Last Monday your Eagle Point correspondent started with a company for Crater Lake, so next week we will have something to say about the trip.
    E. S. Wolfer, our strawberry man, came up from his Table Rock farm to look after his interests here last Saturday and Sunday. He brought down four cups of as fine strawberries as anyone might desire. He is demonstrating the fact that Butte Creek bottom land is the thing for strawberries.
    Last Saturday there was a very large number of our citizens on their way to the high mountains and different summer resorts. The two Phipps brothers, who have been out beyond Prospect, returned last week. They report the weather very warm, even the nights are not cool.
    Mr. Glass is in this neighborhood at this writing, Monday morning, threshing out the grain for the farmers. The crops are turning our fairly well. The warm spell of weather since the rain and hail storm has caused the corn to grow until it is a beautiful sight. Along on sticky, as well as in our Butte Creek bottom, it looks fine and the present indications are that we will have an abundant crop of corn as well as wheat.
    Alfred Gordon was a pleasant caller twice last week. He went to Medford as a witness in making final proof on a homestead for a lady in Ashland. He says that U.S. Commissioner A. S. Bliton is awful particular to see that everything is exactly right and no mistakes. W. W. Parker and his father, R. L. Parker, of Big Butte, were also here one night last week. They also were in on land business with Commissioner Bliton. They say that Bliton don't propose to have any land fraud cases pass through his hands, but that he adheres strictly to the letter of the law.
    John Edsall and his son, Jed, have been hauling out a large lot of shakes for Mr. Hanley and have just finished up hauling a lot of five hundred posts for County Commissioner Patterson. They deliver the posts and shakes here and then they are hauled from here to where they are used. Up at the Edsall farm on Big Butte they had quite a time with a coal oil lamp and a calf. The lamp was lighted and by some means the fire caught the oil in the lamp and one of the boys threw it out of the door just as a calf happened to be passing, striking it and spilling the oil all over it. The oil took fire and soon the calf was on the run all ablaze, but fortunately it did no damage except to singe the calf and give the family quite a scare.
Medford Mail, August 17, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Thomas Davison and his daughter came out from Trail last Monday, to visit Wm. Knighton and family.
    George Bristow, Wm. Perry and Chalmer Ringer, who have been in the mountains rusticating and working, returned home last week.
    Died--August 18, 1906, Bertie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Bellows; aged one year, two months and twenty-eight days. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery.
    On my return trip I brought in Mr. McCabe, Jr., and two other men from Klamath County, Messrs. M. P. Rhodes and Joseph Laughlin, the latter one of the San Francisco sufferers.
    Last Sunday one of C. E. Hoyt's teams from Fort Klamath drove up to the Sunnyside Hotel with H. L. Pittock, of the Morning Oregonian, Jefferson Meyers, F. W. Leadbetter, Thomas Richardson and H. M. Cake, all of Portland, Oregon, on their return from a visit to Klamath County, Crater Lake, etc. They spoke in glowing terms of the county and especially of the fine roads between here and Crater Lake, and when they saw our strawberries, August 19th, they were struck with astonishment to see strawberries this time of year.
    While I was gone some miscreant set fire to the residence of A. J. Florey, wherein was the post office and a small stock of goods. The building was set on fire about two o'clock in the morning, evidently coal oil being thrown over the building before the fire was set, as soon as it started it seemed to cover the entire side of the house. Mr. Florey's family were with Mrs. Florey's mother, Mrs. Chauncey Nye, and he was alone with his son, Jack. Mr. Florey ways that it was fortunate that his family were not at home, as he don't believe that he could have saved them, as they are so hard to wake up. When the fire was discovered by Miss Lottie Taylor and the alarm given, Mr. F. and Jack barely had time to save themselves. Mr. Florey saved his clothes, but Jack grabbed a quilt and left his pants. Fortunately Mr. Florey saved the post office money that he had on hand, but lost all of the books, etc., of the store and post office.
    In my last I spoke of taking a trip to Crater Lake. Well, we started, eight of us [left] all together on Monday morning and when we had gone about four miles a tire on one of the wheels broke and there I was a half a mile from water with a lot of hungry and thirsty men, women and children. But one of the party went for water, another built a fire and commenced to get dinner and I started back home for another wagon. Having secured that we unloaded, took the wagon box off of the broken wagon and put it on the new one, and by that time dinner was ready and we started on our way in high glee, arriving at T. B. Higinbotham's in time to camp and have supper over before dark. Here we found Mr. and Mrs. Higinbotham as cheerful and happy as usual. While there Mr. H. took some of us through his beautiful garden; his beans were equal to any you will find in the pictorial seed catalogue, and melons, beets and in fact everything in the garden line. The next morning we started and nooned at the Rogue River Falls and there the whole camp went down canyon to see the Mill Creek Falls, where the water of Mill Creek falls over a perpendicular precipice for 140 feet. Moving camp, we proceeded through Prospect and on to Mill Creek station, where we camped for the night. The next morning we turned off of the main road and went to see the natural bridge. Here we found one of the greatest natural curiosities of the age, the water of Rogue River rushing through a narrow gorge and entering a hole in a rock and a few rods below there is a small opening that emits a jet of water, and one looking from there down one stream wonders where the water goes, but after crossing the stream on the bridge and going some distance below there the most of the water rushes out of an opening in the side of the bank and hurries on to the falls below. I should have said before that the Dr. Ray syndicate has opened up a ditch that will take water out of the river and carry it to a perpendicular drop of nearly 600 feet, where they will locate their electric power plant, which will eventually furnish power to run all the machinery in Rogue River Valley. Leaving the natural bridge we proceeded on our way to Union Creek, one of the most beautiful streams in the mountains, running through a large tract of level country covered with a dense forest of sugar pine, fir and cedar timber. On the way, about a mile, we came to the Rogue River Gorge, one of the most picturesque scenes on the route, where the whole of Rogue River rushed down a narrow canyon about eight or ten feet wide, dashing for forty or fifty feet at a leap. One is struck with wonder at the beauties of nature all along the route. Leaving the gorge, we in a few miles reached Silver Camp, where we found a number who were wending their way to the huckleberry patch, Crater Lake and the country beyond. After dinner we made our way up the gradual incline till we reached Big White Horse Creek. Here we camped for the night, while Nelson Nye and nephew, Chauncey Florey, came in with loads for the government building on the head of Anna Creek. The next morning by six o'clock we were on our way up to the lake, but while passing we had to stop and take a look at the wonderful sandstone pyramids in Castle Canyon, where they rear their heads hundreds of feet above their surroundings. Leaving these behind us on we went until we reached the world-renowned Crater Lake, one of the nine wonders of the world. After taking in the sights there we began to retrace our steps and part of our company stopped at the natural bridge and part came back to the valley.
Medford Mail, August 24, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Joseph Riley has been putting on a part of the roof on his new barn.
    Mrs. Stewart, a sister of Mrs. R. G. Brown, of La Grande, is here visiting at this writing.
    Dr. Holt's father, mother and sister have been visiting the doctor but expect to return to Portland this week.
    J. R. Cook has been putting up some new wire fence on his place which greatly improves its appearance.
    Harry Carlton, one of our leading business men, had the misfortune to have his hand badly burned one day last week.
    Dr. Page, the man who bought the tract of land of J. W. Grover, has been making some substantial improvements on the place.
    There is a large lot of wheat coming into the mill here and we are in hopes that Mr. Carlton will make a success of the undertaking.
    W. H. Bowen, who has been in Klamath County during the summer, has returned and taken his room at the Sunnyside Hotel again.
    Miss Maudie Harr, of Watkins, stopped here last Friday night on her way to teach in the Leeds district. She went up on Saturday on Ringer's stage.
    The Mound school district having been divided, the citizens are building a substantial house on the Phoenix road crossing the desert, near John W. Smith's residence.
    J. W. Grover has put an addition to his barn and built a new granary. He has also bought 4.40 acres of what is known as the Thomas place, consideration $100 per acre. The purchase will greatly improve the looks of his home place and give him a larger frontage on the street.
    As will be seen in the advertising columns of the Mail, George Daley, Sr., is to give a dance in his new hall on the night of the 21st. He has his new hall about completed and has taken especial pains to have the floor as good as can be made on Oregon timber. He has arranged with Mrs. Howlett to furnish the supper. Read his ad [below].
    After I had written Sunday afternoon, at Fort Klamath I had the pleasure of meeting with and hearing a lecture by one of Jackson County's native sons, Rev. Samuel Van Dyke, who has been a missionary in India, Burma and other parts of the East. His lecture consisted of personal experiences, among what we call heathens, and was well worth listening to. His sister, Miss Edith, is attending a theological school in the East, preparing herself for the missionary field.
    A. J. Florey, our postmaster, who was burned out, has purchased what is known as the Bob Potter place, between the old Pool Hotel and the residence of S. B. Holmes. He intends to build a home for the post office and store and live in the house formerly occupied by W. R. Potter and family. After the fire some of Mr. Florey's friends started a subscription paper and quite a lot of money, bedding, clothing, canned fruit, lumber, etc., was contributed and we hope before long to see the family well underway on the high road to prosperity.
    Some of the enterprising churchgoers arranged to have a church festival here in the church on Friday night of last week. It was well attended and considerable money was raised for church purposes. There was not so large an attendance as there would have been had it been announced in the Mail, but I was away from home and did not know of it until too late for insertion and the result was that quite a number of our citizens had made their arrangements to go to the school house above Brownsboro to a social dance and basket supper. Those who went from here report having had a very fine time and splendid supper.
    The many friends of Benj. Brophy and his estimable wife are wondering why I did not mention their marriage in the Mail of the 24th inst., but it was no fault of mine, as I wrote the facts of the marriage, etc., but as he asked me not to say anything about it at present--it had already gone to the post office and I supposed that he headed off the editor and had it cut out, so that he could surprise his relatives in Nevada--but Benjamin Brophy and Miss Anna Nichols were married by Rev. Ennis in Jacksonville on the 20th of August, 1906, and their many friends wish them a whole lot of solid comfort during their married life. Also Mrs. Brophy's sister, Miss Ollie Nichols, and Claud Wamsley were married on the 25th of the same month. Their friends are covering them with congratulations.
    Last Saturday I was called on to go to Round Top mill to take a casket from A. J. Daley's undertaking parlors for John Iseli, Jr., son of John and Mary Iseli, aged twenty years, seven months and five days. The funeral services were conducted by A. C. Howlett, interment being made in the Central Point cemetery. He leaves father, mother and one brother, besides friends who have become acquainted with him since his arrival here from Kentucky. Mr. Iseli is of the three men who bought the Daley saw mill and although he feels heavily his loss he does speak in the highest terms of it. In speaking of the trip to Round Top I must mention the wonderful change in the roads since the new management took charge of the mill, but I may have more to say on this subject next week.
Medford Mail, September 7, 1906, page 3


Harvest Dance
At Eagle Point

    I will give a Social Dance, Sept. 21, 1906, in my New Hall in Eagle Point on the above date. Good music is assured. Supper given at the Sunnyside Hotel by Mrs. A. C. Howlett. Tickets including supper, $1.50.
G. W. DALEY, SR.
Medford Mail, September 7, 1906, page 4


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, September 7, 1906, a son. I am glad to say that the mother and child are getting along fine.
    We have had another change in real estate here. Mrs. Nettie Martin and Mrs Lulu Moomaw have sold their property here to S. H. Harnish, consideration $500. Mrs. Martin expects to return to Ohio in the near future.
    I am glad to be able to state that A. J. Florey, our postmaster, who was burned out a short time ago, has not only a house to live in, but has also a new building well under way for a store and post office.
    The Eagle Point band has been partially disorganized for several months, but they have effected a reorganization and secured the services of Robert Florey as instructor, and we expect soon to have a band that we may feel proud of.
    J. A. Jonas, who has been living in Ashland for the past two years, has moved back onto his farm, adjoining our town. Mr. Cingcade and family are still there, but intend to move to their mountain home as soon as they gather their corn.
    There is a large amount of lumber coming out from the different sawmills this fall and Mr. Stepp, one of the owners of the old Daley mill, told me that they had about all they could do and thought they would have to add to the capacity of the mill and put on more force, as they have the road fixed in good shape and teams are hauling all the time. They run the sawmill in the day time and the planer at night, and by that means keep their customers supplied.
    Last week T. B. Higinbotham sent down from his mountain ranch, by Ringer's stage, to the Sunnyside Hotel, a box of as fine peaches as can be found in the county. They were large, juicy and luscious, and that box of peaches shows that our foothill land is well adapted to the cultivation of fruit. He also showed me a specimen of apples that he had raised on his orchard which will compare favorably with any raised in the valley.
    George Daley and family and A. H. Peachey and part of his family went last week out on the Umpqua Divide to take a hunt, have an outing and gather huckleberries. They are expected home this week, as George has some more work to do on his new hall before the dance on the 21st inst., as he intends to have everything in first-class shape, so that there will be no growling, and the way the subject is talked of there will likely be a large crowd here to try the new hall floor.
    There were quite a number of the citizens of this road district and the district above Brownsboro attended the last session of the county court to work for and against the proposed road between here and Brownsboro, and the county surveyor and his associates as viewers will survey the road on the 18th inst., and if they report favorably then the fight will begin in earnest, for there seems to be a determination on the part of a great many who are directly interested in the road to keep it where it is and not change it to over the hills and desert.
    J. J. Fryer, his daughter, Mrs. Arglee Green, and her son Fred, have returned from a tour of Klamath County. While in that section they visited several of their old-time acquaintances, who formerly lived in these parts. Among them the Vinsons, formerly of Medford, the Grisbys, Charley Thomas and others, and report that they are all doing well. But they do not speak highly of Klamath Falls on account of so much sickness, such miserable water. Mrs. G. says that the water and surroundings would kill anything except snakes and frogs. Mr. F. asks that the Mail contradict the rumor that is going the rounds that he had a paralytic stroke while out in that section, although he was enjoying usual health. He says that the irrigating project is one of the biggest things for that country he knows of and that Klamath County will become one of the leading counties of that state.
Medford Mail, September 14, 1906, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Arthur Pool is pushing his home, on the tract of land he bought of the old J. J. Fryer place.
    A. J. Daley has had the carpenters at work repairing the hay scales, which were injured in the recent fire.
    There is considerable grain being delivered at the Snowy Butte mills.
    Last Thursday Ed. Higinbotham left a pair of new, five-ring, black leather halters under the bridge in Medford and he would like to have the person who picked them up to leave them at Hubbard Bros.' store.
    Last Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs. Lee Denton drove out from Medford and stopped here, and were joined by Mrs. C. E. Hoyt (nee Millie Howlett) and they all proceeded on their way to their homes at Fort Klamath. Mrs. Hoyt has been here for about two weeks putting up fruit, etc., for their hotel at Fort Klamath.
    Our school opened last Monday with Miss Lula J. Mann as principal and Mrs. Alice Cook as assistant or primary teacher. The board of directors had contracted with B. M. Collins to take charge of our school, but he found it to his interest to stay in Medford. The arrangement was made to the lady above mentioned to take his place. She came well recommended, having taught for a number of years in and near Portland. There are quite a number of children in the district who have not started yet, but will in a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bostwick, of Newport, Nebraska, stopped here last Sunday night. They had been up on Rogue River to visit his sister, Mrs. Chappell, and her son-in-law, Grant Findley. Mr. Bostwick is a retired farmer and stockman, has left Nebraska on account of his health and has been stopping in Ashland for a few months past. He seems to be well pleased with our surroundings, says that when we have railroad communication with the outside world that Eagle Point bids fair to be one of the leading towns of the county, as we have the soil, the water, the climate and in fact everything that we need to make a first-class commercial city.
    Last week Rev. Davis, of Roseburg, representing the Congregational church on the subject of Sabbath school, came among us and, after visiting in the neighborhood the most of the day and talking the subject over with the people, decided to hold a meeting on Tuesday night and reorganize our Sunday school, as the superintendent and secretary had resigned. The result was he preached a good, plain, practical sermon and organized the Eagle Point Union Sunday School. Miss Bessie Haselton was chosen as superintendent, Mrs. Lula Moomaw assistant superintendent, Miss Varian Stickel secretary and treasurer, Master Jack Florey librarian, and Miss Mamie Wright organist. The literature is to be of a non-sectarian class, that endorsed by the International Sunday School Union. Last Sunday the school was called to order by the superintendent-elect, Miss Bessie Haselton, and Dr. Holt was elected as teacher of the boys' Bible class, A. C. Howlett teacher of the girls' Bible class, Bessie Haselton teacher of the intermediate and Varian Stickel teacher of the infant class. The manner in which everything started off bids fair to have an interesting Sunday school in Eagle Point. There was some dissatisfaction over the sectarian literature that had been used and the result was the organization of a union school.
Medford Mail, September 21, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    John H. Daley is putting up a new barn on his farm, above Eagle Point.
    Mrs. Nettie Martin has rented rooms in Medford and moved into there last Monday.
    Thos. Coy has moved from his home in Eagle Point to his farm on Antelope Creek on the road to Medford.
    Mrs. Mary McNeil has gone up on the south fork of Little Butte to assist in taking care of her daughter, Mrs. Reynolds.
    Miss Edna Whitley, of Flounce Rock, is the guest of Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nye came out from Prospect last week, to visit his sister, Mrs. A. J. Florey.
    Owens Bros. have been baling one of the large stacks of hay cut on the farm of the late D. P. Mathews.
    J. A. Abbott has moved from the old Daley house to the Beale house on the old Mathews farm and Wm. Beale has moved to Klamath County.
    A. J. Florey has men at work repairing the old home he bought and putting on rustic; also putting on quite an addition for kitchen, bedrooms, etc., and we are all glad to see Jack getting things fixed up so nicely.
    Miss Faustina Briscoe, of Ashland, closed her school in the Lake Creek district last week and on Sunday afternoon A. C. Howlett took her to Medford, where she took the train for San Francisco. She thinks of attending the Stanford University for the next two years.
    Prof. W. A. Wood and Master Vernon Stickel started last week to go to the top of Mt. Pitt, but when they reached within about a mile of the top Mr. Wood was taken with a cramping in the stomach, caused by the rarity of the atmosphere, and had to return without making the entire ascent. He labored under the same difficulty trying to reach Crater Lake.
    The dance in Daley's new hall was a grand success. There were about fifty-five numbers sold and quite a number attended who did not buy numbers, and the supper was eaten as though enjoyed by all. Tere were about 125 persons took supper and still there was enough left for a score more. The new hall floor is pronounced to be one of the best floors in the county. The hall was lighted and the music was fine. The music stand is arranged so as to be entirely above the dancers and situated in the center of one side of the room so that there is no obstruction in that line.
    Mrs. T. E. Spencer, of Pennsylvania, arrived at the Sunnyside Hotel, Eagle Point, on Thursday of last week and remained until Tuesday last, packing fruit, etc., preparing to move to her husband's homestead on the unsurveyed lands north of Big Butte. She is so completely taken up with our country that she expects to remain here. Last Monday she visited Wolfer's strawberry farm and assisted in picking strawberries. She pronounced them better than any she ever saw back in the old states, and the idea of gathering strawberries on the 24th of September and a good prospect of there being berries for the next six weeks, and then the other kinds of fruit and especially the Bartlett pears and peaches, but above all the climate and extreme sociability of the people, they all seem to be so kind and good. She has a number of friends in Pennsylvania that she expects to have come out as soon as they can arrange to come to stay.
Medford Mail, September 28, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Mabel Wamsley has been visiting the family of T. E. Nichols.
    Grandma Heckathorn has gone up to Butte Falls to visit her son, Jerry, and family.
    Mrs. Thos. Henderson lost a boy's overcoat, between Eagle Point and Reese Creek school house. See ad.
    Thomas Fredenburg, who has been living on Big Butte, has moved, temporarily, to Ashland, where his wife has been confined to her room for several months.
    E. E. Bond, of Lakeview, has just returned from an extended visit at North Dakota, where he spent a month visiting his parents. He is now the guest of Mesdames A. N. Thomas and Mae Stickel, but expects to return to his stock ranch, near Lakeview, in a short time.
    George W. Daley, Sr., is painting the ceiling of his new hall and making other improvements. Among them he is preparing to put up an entrance to the house so that parties can clean their feet, etc., before going into the hall thus saving a vast amount of dust when dancing.
    Dies---October 1, 1906, E. S. Scudder, at his residence, the old Eagle Point Hotel, of typhoid fever; aged thirty-nine years. Drs. Holt and Jones were both in attendance, but he died in spite of all that could be done to save him. He leaves a wife and two little girls to feel their bereavement. He bought the hotel property and he has been to considerable expense to improve the property. I am not able at this writing to give particulars.
    Mrs. George Rice and her daughter, Mrs. Roda Rayton, of Washington, were visiting Mrs. Howlett on Wednesday and Thursday of last week and on Thursday Mrs. Howlett gave a quilting and rag tacking party to a few of her friends. I was not at home, but some of them who were there report having had a royal good time. There were thirty-one women and eight children, and just forty-nine persons took dinner. They sewed 120 pounds of carpet rags and quilted out two quilts.
    Fred Green went to San Francisco last week and writes to his mother that San Francisco in not the city it was before the earthquake. That the entire business portion of the city is changed. In a private letter from my brother to me he says: "They are beginning to find lots of dead bodies in the ruins down on Minnie and other waterfront streets in the last few days. They have dug over 500 out of the ruins on Minnie Street alone, between 1st and 4th, and that is, as it was, a drop in the bucket. There is a stretch of over a mile of the same type of territory to clear up, etc." We will take Jackson County, Oregon, in preference to any other place.
    On Wednesday of last week I started, in company of Mrs. T. E. Spencer, recently of Pennsylvania, in a hack for her husband's homestead, on the unsurveyed lands on the north side of Big Butte. After traveling all day up, up, up, we finally reached the home of her brother-in-law, Elmer Spencer. On my way we stopped at the Derby post office for the mail for that section and among the armful of papers I noticed quite a number of copies of the Mail. On reaching the home of E. Spencer we found that one of his near neighbors, a Mr. Smoot, was ready for the Mail, as he said that he always looked the first thing for the Eagle Point Eaglets to learn what was going on in these parts and especially what was doing in the railroad line of business. Well, after my return I took my four horses and wagon and started over the same road again, but found that it was quite different going with a dead ax wagon and a spring hack, for the road is simply awful. It is not only steep but narrow and rough, filled with roots and rocks and in many places so steep for rods together that is is difficult to go up with anything like a load. In fact the teamsters who live on Big Butte charge $10 a ton for hauling freight up the hill about five miles; but then I got there by dividing my load and making two trips up for four miles of the way. But enough of this. When I reached Mr. Spencer's I found the folks contented and happy; but what I wanted to notice more particularly was the soil upon those high mountains. There they have as fine potatoes as can be found in the state and tomatoes to perfection. Cabbage, turnips, corn and in fact almost anything one would want in the garden line. And the prevailing opinion among the settlers is that there will be the main fruit-producing section of the country, as the soil seems to be rich and easily worked, and if I live as long as I have already lived, nearly seventy-five years, I expect to eat apples and pears raised in that section. There is already about fifteen families settled on the unsurveyed land and still they come, and in the course of a few years they will not only have good roads but the M.&C.L.R.R. will run right through that section. They will not have to haul out the products of the soil after the timber is cleared off. Well, I returned home on Monday and on the way down I wished that I had had my life insured for about $2000, for sometimes I had to hold on to the wagon seat and that was wired on tight, to keep from going to "Davy Jones." One more thing I must mention before closing this article is the fact that up in that region where they cannot get sawed lumber for building purposes they actually split out the flooring of the sugar pine and it is as nice as any you can find in Medford, for it is clear and smooth. The houses are built of logs, lined with building paper and are as warm as any of the houses in the valley.
Medford Mail, October 5, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Jessie Ashby, who is teaching school in the Big Butte district, was a pleasant caller last Sunday.
    E. E. Bond started last week for his home near Lakeview, but expects to return to Eagle Point on business in the near future.
    Charley Betz, who went to Alaska with Ed. Hanley with cattle, returned last week and the rest of the young men are expected home in a few days.
    Bert Peachey, who is working with the rock crusher, stayed with us last Saturday night. He reports that they are getting along very well with the road work on the Bradshaw lane.
    Last Friday night some of the school children gave Miss Mamie and Master Willie Wright a surprise party and those in attendance report having a very pleasant time.
    Cephas Moomaw and Will Lewis, who have been working on the canal near Klamath Falls, returned last week. Cephas is sick from the effects of the alkali and Will is not feeling well, but able to do some work.
    Walter Parsons, Wm. Daley and boss road master True surveyed and viewed out the proposed road which has been talked of so much for the last few months, from Brownsboro to Eagle Point, but what the decision of the board of viewers will be remains to be seen.
    C. B. Hayes has moved his family into the old Riddle house, in order to take advantage of our good school facilities. His brother, F. E. Hayes, has just arrived from Birmingham, Iowa, and gone to Big Butte to visit his mother. They left here about seventeen years ago and have come back to stay. He is one of the old Indian fighters of the early days in Oregon.
    Benj. Fredenburg and John Allen brought out a fine bunch of beef cattle last Friday and sold them to T. G. Pottenger, of Medford. Alfred Gordon also brought another fine lot and sold them to Gore & Wortman. They received them here at Eagle Point. They were assisted in bringing them out by Frank Manning, of Leeds. W. W. Parker also assisted Allen and Fredenburg with their cattle to Medford.
    I am called on to chronicle the untimely death of one of our best citizens, Wm. Abbott, who was killed by the falling of a tree near Wagner Creek, while working at the logging business. He was a man of integrity, a Christian gentleman, a kind and indulgent husband and father, and a true friend to those by whom he was surrounded. His death occurred on the 4th inst. He leaves an aged father and mother, eight sisters and two brothers, a wife and nine children to suffer their bereavement. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. He was buried in the Phoenix cemetery by the W.O.W., the order to which he belonged for a number of years. Mrs. Howlett and her two daughters, living at home, attended the funeral, and other Eagle Point friends were also there.
    Last Friday your Eagle Point correspondent took a trip, with a four-horse team, to the Round Top sawmill, to get lumber to arrange for the better accommodation of his customers, as he needs more shed and stable room. The road has been so improved that it is now a pleasure to drive over it, as the new mill company, Messrs. Stepp, Hamlin and Iseli, have gone to considerable trouble and expense to repair it. They are disposing of about all the lumber they can cut and have orders for more than they can furnish. While I was there they had a proposition to furnish 157,000 feet of lumber for the Salt Lake market. They expect to increase the capacity of their mill and deliver the lumber to the railroad track---about one and one-half miles from the mill---that is expected to be completed in a short time, as the prospect is brighter for its completion at an earlier date.
Medford Mail, October 12, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Mildred Law, of Ashland, is visiting the family of Mrs. Wm. Abbott.
    Howard Fox and family are preparing to move from Olesen's mill to Eagle Point.
    John Wiley brought in his band of sheep from their mountain range Thursday of last week and has them on the "desert," where they are doing fine.
    Mr. and Mrs. Timmie Dugan were favored on the 8th inst. with a fine daughter and we are glad to be able to say that they are all getting along all O.K.
    E. H. Doty, recently from Los Angeles, Calif., has moved into the A. J. Daley house, on the sunny side of Little Butte Creek. They have quite a family of children and have come to take advantage of our excellent school.
    Rev. Mark C. Davis, missionary of the Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society, will conduct religious services in the Eagle Point church on Sunday evening, October 21st, at 7:30 p.m. Everybody is cordially invited to attend. It will pay you to go.
    The Eagle Point band is increasing in size, and the members, under the instruction of Prof. Farley, seem to be taking quite an interest in the movements. They seem to think that they have the right man as band instructor, as he seems to be very thorough and particular to have them all start off right.
    C. E. Hoyt and Jasper Taylor came in from Fort Klamath on Wednesday of last week and went to Medford the next day for supplies for the Hoyt Hotel at that place. Mr. H. is taking out a load of doors and windows for his addition to the hotel. He seems to think that Fort Klamath is to be the business center of that part of Klamath County.
    While hauling hay to and lumber from the Round Top sawmill last week I learned that Miss Nancy Sykes Caddell, recently from Kentucky, had contracted to teach an eight-month school at Butte Falls and that the directors were going to erect a commodious school house there. At present the school will be taught in a house belonging to Mr. Richards. Miss Caddell expects to have about eighteen scholars in attendance at first, with a good prospect for an increase in numbers soon. Also the company in charge of the Round Top mill are planning to enlarge their mill, add a lath machine and get ready for business generally. It seems that we have the right kind of men in charge and as the outlook brightens for business they will increase their capacity for furnishing lumber, etc.
Medford Mail, October 19, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born---October 19, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haselton, a son.
    Born---October 17, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bellows, a son.
    Born---October 14, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morrison, a son.
    Born---October 26, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tungate, a daughter. Jack is correspondingly joyful.
    Mrs. Ronda Rayton, a granddaughter of the deceased, was the guest of Mrs. Howlett last week.
    Dr. Holtz reports the arrival at the home of R. B. Vinson of two sons, born October 20, 1906, on Rogue River, near Alfred Gorden's farm.
    In a letter from Prof. W. A. Wood he informs us that hs is in business in Salem and his many friends here wish him every success in his undertaking.
    Born---October 8, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs, Lee Black, a daughter. One of his neighbors who gave me the item says that Lee is looking very proud and steps high accordingly.
    Mrs. Wm. Abbott and her daughter, Mrs. Mae Fox, returned last Monday from a business trip to Talent, where they had been on business connected with the estate of her late husband.
    By Saturday morning the storm had abated and I started for home, reaching there Sunday evening at 8 o'clock p.m. and promised myself that I would not go to Fort Klamath again until warm weather.
    Rev. M. C. Davis, the Sunday school missionary, preached here last Sunday night to a full house, as almost everyone in the vicinity was out to hear him. He seems to be a very earnest worker in the cause and is meeting with marked success.
    A. J. Florey, our efficient postmaster, has moved into his new quarters and has the post office department well arranged and expects in a short time to have a small stock of goods, soon opening up business again. He went to Medford last Monday on business connected with the pension department.
    Last Saturday another one of the old Jackson County pioneers was buried in the Antelope cemetery, James Matney, formerly of this neighborhood but more recently of Central Point. I am sorry that I have not the data to write a more extensive notice, but will state that he was a Christian gentleman and highly respected by all his neighbors.
    On Saturday night of week before last the residents of Eagle Point gave Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown a genuine surprise party, it being the tenth anniversary of their marriage. It was a complete surprise, as Mr. and Mrs. Brown were doing up their evening work preparatory to retiring. For me to say that they had a pleasant time is altogether unnecessary, for with Mr. Brown as master of ceremonies and Mrs. Brown to entertain they were certain to have a good time. There was vocal and instrumental music and a big basket supper that the visitors brought with them, and the time passed so quickly that they almost forgot to disperse, continuing their stay until after midnight, when they retired to their respective homes wishing their host and hostess many returns of their marriage anniversary.
    While I was out on my trip to Fort Klamath, in conversation with Mr. Arant he gave me some points with regard to improvements, etc., on the Crater Lake National Park. First he intends, if Uncle Sam is willing, to make a good trail from the brink of the crater to the water, put bridges across streams and steps to the steep places, then have a strong rope stretched from the top to the bottom on the lower side of the trail and have this rope fastened to posts firmly set in the ground, thus lessening the danger of falling over, as well as having the rope as an assistance in climbing the hill. He also is trying to have a good hotel and feed stable erected at the head of Anna Creek as a summer resort for the accommodation of tourists and the travel generally. I may add that these would be a great convenience for the pleasure seeker as well as the teamster on the way.
    Since I last wrote for the Mail I have had considerable experience in Oregon weather. I started on Saturday, the 13th inst., in company with C. E. Hoyt and Jasper Taylor, of Fort Klamath, and the first night out camped at Caster's. That night it rained, but the next day was clear and bright. The ground was very slippery, but we got along finely, reaching the "Hole in the Ground," at the top of Flounce Rock grade, where we camped for the night. The next day all was well until we reached Union Creek. There it commenced to rain and it rained all night, but we went on as far as Silver Camp, where we stayed the night, without shelter for ourselves or our horses. The next morning, still raining, we started and it soon began to snow and when it snows up there it means business, and just at night we reached the floor of the hill this side of the summit. It was still snowing and our horses were almost worn out, but on we went, doubling teams, snow five inches deep, but we reached Mr. Arant's before dark and there we found two as whole-souled people as ever lived. Mr. Arant took charge of me, wet, cold and almost frozen, and Messrs. Hoyt and Taylor cared for my team. He took me to the house, where I met his estimable wife and the two vied with each other in seeing which could do the most to make us comfortable. They are truly the good Samaritans on that road and scores of weary travelers will rise up and call them blessed. The next morning the rain had abated to some extent and we reached the Fort about 1:30 p.m. Fort Klamath is gradually improving; Hoyt and Taylor are getting out the material to put an addition of 30x70 feet, two stories high, to the hotel to make room for their guests, as they seem to be crowded every night. While there I had the pleasure of meeting with one of our old teachers, Miss Clara Richardson, who has charge of the primary department of the school. She seems to be very popular there as a teacher. I also met Miss Anna Applegate, daughter of Capt. O. C. Applegate, who is the principal of the school. Business seems to be lively and everybody is busy and there is plenty of money.
Medford Mail, October 26, 1906, page 3



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rayton, of Central Point, were the guests of Mrs. Howlett last Saturday and Sunday.
    The Eagle Point band will give a grand dance in Daley's new hall on Thanksgiving evening, November 29th. The band will furnish the music.
    A. Pool has moved into his new house he is building on the tract of land he bought of Mr. Nichols and Mr. Carlton.
    A. J. Daley has been putting an addition to the house occupied by W. J. Childreth and fixing the house more convenient.
    Last Friday the flag which was purchased for the school house was formally presented to the school and appropriate exercises were had on the occasion. Hon. A. J. Florey made the presentation speech, followed by Prof. A. L. Haselton, as a member of the school board, and the children of both rooms took part in the exercises.
    Quite a number of cattle are being brought out of the hills this fall for the Medford market. Last Saturday Mr. Ragsdale, of Trail, brought out a lot of Mrs. Martin's and the Oliver Bros. brought a bunch of their own cattle to Wortman & Gore. Mr. Findley brought a lot for Mr. Pottenger and R. R. Minter took in a bunch of 317 head of sheep for Mr. Pottenger. Thos. Fredenburg took Mr. P. another lot Monday morning, so the good people of Medford won't starve for a while.
    Wort Pool wants the person who took his reins off his bridle, near the suspension bridge, to return them, as he needs them in his business and one of the Coy boys wants the boy who took his shoes from the [omission] under the school house last week to return them, as the mornings are getting cold and he needs them. We have not been bothered with petty thieves for some time and the party is known, and if he don't stop his pilfering he will be sent to the reform school. I may add that there is talk of making an example of some of the boys who disturb the meeting Sunday nights. A word to the wise, etc.
    D. H. Stevens, living south of Medford, had quite an experience last Friday and Saturday. He arrived at the Sunnyside all O.K. Thursday evening and stayed overnight, with his two teams, one two-horse and one four-horse team, on his way to Olsen's sawmill and on Friday morning started, but when he reached the mill found that he was unable to procure the lumber he wanted so they--he was accompanied by a young man by the name of Smith--began to retrace their steps and go for the Round Top mill. So after coming back about six miles they climbed Rocky Hill, took a circuitous route around by the Obenchain school house to the mill, where they found almost everything they wanted, but the trials and tribulations had but just begun. It had rained the night before and the road on the north side of Round Top is not the best when wet. The horses were either sore-footed or smooth-shod, and the sticky in short patches was well worked up. It was his first experience in sticky and it stuck, the wagons slipped and to make a long story short they were five hours getting the two wagons up the hill, a distance of two miles, but on they came, undaunted, and reached the Sunnyside Hotel at ten o'clock p.m., hungry and tired; but they were soon served with something to satisfy the craving appetite and went to Daley's hall and enjoyed the social dance for awhile, but it will be some time before they forget their or rather Mr. Stevens' first experience in Round Top sticky.
Medford Mail, November 2, 1906, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    James Ringer has been at work painting Mr. Daley's new opera house.
    Claud Wamsley has been getting out the material to build himself a new house.
    I am authorized to state that the Leeds post office will be taken off the list of post offices in this county on the 15th of November.
    Mrs. Frank Lewis took a trip to Woodville week before last to visit her sisters, Mesdames Simpkins and Meagley.
    On Friday of last week Grandma Heckathorn gave a quilting and those who were there, some nine ladies, report having had a a very pleasant time.
    Mr. Wright has moved his harness shop into the house used as a post office after the recent fire, so he could have more room, and is now attending strictly to business.
    J. H. Carlton and Holmes Bros. have put in a centrifugal pump in the grist mill here, as a protection against fire, and are laying pipe to different points of the town on that side of the creek.
    Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Mann and Mrs. Cook, and we bid fair to have one of the best schools in the county.
    Dr. Page has a force of men at work digging holes for the purpose of putting out a large orchard on the tract of land he bought of Mr. Grover.
    The first of last week, after my letter to the Mail had been posted, I learned that the infant son of Prof. A. L. Haselton had died on the 29th of October, aged eleven days.
    Halloween was celebrated here in fine style and the next morning people were looking for almost anything that was lost. One of my wagons was run off and two of the wheels taken off, the nuts scattered and in the excitement of the occasion one young man lost a letter from his best girl, which was picked up and preserved. He must have been very careless even in his attentions to her, for she complains of his not calling for a month. But the letter is in safe keeping and he can call and claim it if he likes.
    The Eagle Point brass band is determined to make a grand success of the Thanksgiving ball. They are sending off for some new music to be used. Mr. Daley is putting on some of the finishing touches on his new hall. Band master Foley, an experienced hand at the business, is training the boys especially for the occasion, and Mrs. Howlett is making preparations to have something good to eat, and everybody expects to have a rousing good time.
    Word has come to me that John H. Daley has sold his farm and orchard to a Portland man, but I have not been able to get the particulars. There is getting to be considerable interest about here over our soil and there is talk that some of our large farms are about to change hands. The present indications are that this section of the county will soon be one of the most noted places for its fruit and vegetables.
    There was a box social at the Antelope school house last Saturday evening. Miss Mary Bigham, the teacher, adopted that plan to raise funds to pay for another month of school. Wort Pool, in reporting the occasion to me, said that is was one of the best socials they have ever had and that Miss Bigham is entitled to a great deal of credit for the way she managed the affair. The children had their parts well learned and everything went off without a jar. One of the boxes sold for $5 and another for $4.50. James Owens was salesman. The entire receipts of the evening were $37.50, so that there will be another month of school. Miss Bigham is giving general satisfaction, I am glad to state.
Medford Mail, November 9, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mr. Vestal, our road supervisor, is hauling gravel on the road in the north end of the Mathews lane.
    Claud Wamsley is building a home for himself and family on a part of the old J. J. Fryer place, where the garden was.
    Last Tuesday while Mr. Hayes and Mr. Doty were unloading straw the latter fell through the barn loft and bruised himself considerably, but no bones were broken.
    Last week Mrs. Frank Lewis gave a quilting party and a number of the ladies took part. A splendid dinner was served and everybody seemed to have a pleasant time.
    Mrs. Arglee Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, has taken rooms in Medford and is carrying on her business, that of dressmaking and teaching the most modern and approved styles in that line.
    Mrs. Clearwater, of Forest Grove, a sister of R. R. Minter, has come out to live with her brother and is now keeping house for them. Mr. Minter has had quite a time keeping his children together since the death of his wife and now the burden will be removed to a great extent.
    Our orchardists are about through hauling off their apples and are settling down to put out more trees, etc., and in the course of a few years we will have to ship in our grain and hay, for our land is so well adapted to fruit and pays such an enormous profit that it will not be long before the most of it will be bearing fruit instead of hay and grain.
    There was a petition presented to the commissioners' court at its last session to have the road which has been traveled for the last five years, leaving the old surveyed county road near Reese Creek school house and running via F. J. Ayres' and Mrs. Vestal's farms, to intersect the county road near the latter place. This was done to legalize the road so that the county road work could be put on it.
    Mrs. Howlett gave a birthday dinner last Sunday to commemorate the birthdays of her daughter, Agnes, Mr. Foley, the band master, and John Smith, the latter being two of our boards, Mr. Smith having been with us the most of the time for the last five years. There were a few invited friends beside quite a number of the young folks who came to eat dinner and have a good time.
Medford Mail, November 16, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Last week our teachers, Miss Mann and Mrs. Alice Cook, dismissed school for three days so they could attend the teachers' institute.
    Mr. Trowbridge of Medford was out here last week with two gentlemen from Iowa, looking over our country with a view to locating among us.
    Mr. Parker, who has been running the Wakefield sawmill this summer, was here last week, preparing to move to Medford. He takes his wife there for medical treatment.
    Rev. M. C. Davis, the Sunday school missionary, will preach here next Sunday at 7 o'clock p.m. Come out to hear him, as he will have something to say that will interest you.
    Alfred Gorden and family of Flounce Rock called here last Monday. They had been to Big Butte to visit Mrs. G.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Obenchain, and were on their way to Medford.
    The Eagle Point band is progressing finely under the direction of Prof. Foley. Some of them who had taken lessons in a slipshod manner thought at first he was too particular, but they begin to realize the necessity of correct time, etc.
    Bennie Parker, son of Wantie Parker of Butte Falls, and his uncle, Mr. Catching, of Forest Grove stopped for dinner one day last week. Bennie was on his way from Silver Lake, where he had been spending the summer and fall.
    Last Sunday Rev. Minear of Jacksonville preached for us at this place. His audience was small because of the fact that but a few knew of the opportunity. When ministers want to preach here if they would take the trouble to let me know a week before I will be glad to give notice.
    Road Supervisor Vestal has been doing some considerable work on the road lately, but there is still room for improvement. There is a very bad mud hole just east of the Cingcade field on the road from here to Medford and several more teams have mired down there this fall. It should be looked after by the proper officer.
    The dancing part of the community are so well pleased with Daley's new hall that they are buying up tickets two weeks in advance of the time, the 29th, when the Eagle Point band will have a grand time and Mr. Daley has bills out announcing a grand masquerade ball on Tuesday, January 1st.
    Eagle Point is still growing and there is some improving going on. Your Eagle Point correspondent has put up a small barn and shedded it on three sides, so as to accommodate the travel, thus giving them the advantage of about seventy feet more shed room. J. H. Carlton has been enlarging his wood shed. George Daley has been putting on some of the finishing touches on his new hall. A. Pool has built a new barn on his place and business is looking up generally and there is talk of another store going up here in the early spring to be ready for the business the railroad will bring.
Medford Mail, November 23, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Last week Sam Porter of Ashland was here visiting old-time friends and schoolmates.
    Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hagie of Portland, brother-in-law and sister of Mrs. A. J. Ashpole, are here visiting the latter.
    Mr. Entrop, his son, and Mr. Little were out from Butte Falls last week. Mr. Little is planning to return to Alaska in February.
    A couple of families by the name of Hayes moved into the A. J. Daley house on the sunny side of Little Butte last Wednesday.
    Fort Hubbard stopped here last Saturday night on his way home. He had been up to Mr. Farlow's to start a disc plow and reports that they are having great success with them.
    There was a meeting of those who are interested in a Christmas entertainment at the Eagle Point church last Wednesday evening, to take steps to have one here. Full particulars next week.
    J. E. Stepp and Randolph Iseli of Round Top were pleasant callers on Friday of last week. After dinner they continued their journey to Medford. They seem to be well pleased with the prospect and outlook for the lumber trade.
    W. J. Childreth was called by 'phone to see his father, who is very low at his son's home in Pendleton, and his many friends here are anxiously awaiting the result of his sickness.
    The Eagle Point orchestra is improving very rapidly and a gentleman from Ashland who has been a member of the Ashland band for some time, complimented the members very highly on their progress.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth, Jr., and Thomas Fredenburg were pleasant callers here. Mr. and Mrs. H. were on their way to their homestead, near the fool of Mt. Pitt. They have spent the most of the time there for the last three years. He says that he has some as fine land there as there is in the county and well watered.
    Revs. M. C. Davis and Howard N. Smith, the former Sunday school missionary for Southern Oregon and the latter state superintendent of schools of the Congregational Church, were here last Sunday evening. The latter preached a very interesting sermon on the subject of the "Christian's Foundation." In his introductory remarks he gave us his impression of our country before he came: That it was a vast forest and expressed his surprise to see such a fine prairie country, saying that it would compare favorably with the plains of California or Kansas, and I felt like adding, "Yes, like California, except the droughts and hot north winds of California and the blizzards and cyclones of Kansas." The next day at our house he spoke in still higher terms of our surroundings and predicted that in the course of a very few years my prediction will come true, which is that we of the Butte Creek country will have to be shipping in our grain and hay, as the country here will be taken up with orchards and gardens.
Medford Mail, November 30, 1906, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Last Saturday I was called on to take a trip to John Allen's place, but the road was quite good considering that there is so much sticky, But Supervisor Vestal is working on the road and making considerable improvement although there is room for improvement yet.
    W. J. Hockenyos and his charming young wife, nee Maud McKeever, of the Mail office, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Hotel one day last week. They have been living on the old Obenchain place since last spring, but were moving out to his mother's home. They expect to remain in the valley this winter.
    W. L. Childreth, our blacksmith, who was called to Pendleton on account of the serious illness of his father, returned last Sunday. He reports that there is no hope of his father's recovery, as he is gradually sinking. One by one our old veterans are passing away. He has the sympathy of a host of friends in these parts.
    Last Saturday night Frank Nichols, wife and two children were guests of Mrs. Howlett and on Sunday Mrs. Howlett invited Mrs. N.'s mother, Mrs. Perry, her son, William, and Mr. and Mrs. Grover and Lizzie Betz and they all took dinner with her and I reached home just in time to enjoy their company a few minutes.
    Thanksgiving was generally observed, as there were several families had dinner to commemorate the occasion, among whom were Mrs. Grover, who gave a dinner to her mother, Mrs. Perry, and her children who live in the valley. This was the first time they have all been together since their mother's return from Washington. They report having had a very pleasant time and of course a fine dinner.
    M. C. Mahoney and his daughter, Mrs. Albert, were sojourning the night of the 29th at our domicile and also on Sunday night. They have been stopping in Ashland for the last few months, where Mrs. Albert's children are attending school, but she has taken a homestead on the unsurveyed land on the north side of Big Butte and on Monday morning they proceeded on their way. They are so well pleased with our country and climate that they speak in the highest terms of it and they think that they can raise anything they want to eat on that unsurveyed land.
    On Saturday night the neighbors collected and gave Mrs. Perry and her son, William, a genuine surprise party at the residence of her son-in-law, J. W. Grover. The following persons were present: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knighton, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith and daughter, Blanch Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols and two children, Mrs. Frank Lewis and baby, Mrs. A. N. Thomas, Mrs. Mae Stickel and two children, Varian and Vernon, Mrs. Heckathorn, Mr. and Mrs. Harnish and three children, Dottie, Roy and Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Wright and three children, Mamie, Willie and George, John W. Smith, Jr., Mrs A. C. Howlett and two daughters, Hattie and Agnes (and I would have been there but was away in the hills near Derby) and Lizzie Betz. They made candy and had a time with it. One man put water on it to cool it and that made it stick. Another put too much butter in the mixture, making it ropy and they had a great time, but all hands voted it a grand success.
    Our Thanksgiving ball was one of the grandest successes that has ever been in Eagle Point. There were eighty-seven tickets sold and at one time there were eleven sets dancing making eighty persons on the floor at one time, and when it came to supper time, 11 o'clock p.m., twenty-nine couples filed in at a time. They all conducted themselves as ladies and gentlemen should. We got through supper at 3:30 a.m., feeding about two hundred people, and they all had enough to eat and several remained until breakfast and some even dinner. All voted that they had had one of the best times of their lives. There were people from almost every town in the valley and rigs of all kinds, from the one-horse cart to the family carriage, and horsebackers without counting. Every available place was full of horses. I had forty-eight on my hands besides my own and some of the young men of Medford have engaged stable room for the masquerade ball the first of January, and from present appearances the mask ball will be another success. I should have said that the music was highly spoken of, especially the orchestra.
Medford Mail, December 7, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Walch, who has a farm near Wellen, has moved into the Peachey home so as to send her children to school.
    Mrs. Arglee Green, who started a dressmaking establishment in Medford, has moved to San Francisco on account of her son Fred, who is attending business college there.
    The masquerade ball to be given here on January 1st is attracting considerable attention, as up to last Monday afternoon there had been twenty-six tickets sold. Mr. Daley is expecting fully as many as there was at the Thanksgiving dance.
    Miss Lottie Taylor, who has been clerking in J. H. Carlton's drug and hardware store, has gone to Portland where she intends to visit for a while and then go to Grand Ronde and spend a while with her aunt, Mrs. Steward. She is greatly missed in these parts, as she has a host of friends.
    Last week Miss Loraine Ulrich sent out invitations to quite a number of her friends to attend a birthday party which was given last Sunday afternoon at her father's residence. The following were in attendance: Misses Opal Daley, Gernell Jackson, Doretta Childreth, Marguerette Florey, Mable and Madlin Schneider, Blanche Cox, Dottie Harnish and Agness Howlett, besides her two sisters, Anna and Lilllie Ulrich. They had all sorts of amusements, and toward night the company dispersed, wishing that Miss Loraine may live to enjoy many more happy birthdays.
    George Bristow, who has been a citizen of this place for some time, and who made many friends here, has gone to Cove, near Pendleton, to visit his parents, brothers and sisters. He will be cordially welcomed when he returns to our town.
    There has been quite a number of strangers here the last few days looking over our country, but they are very reticent with regard to their intentions, but being with land agents leads one to believe they mean business.
    Last Saturday afternoon an alarm of fire was given and the fire was give and the fire was discovered to be in a house belonging to A. J. Daley, now occupied by two of the Hayes brothers and their families. The cause was a defective stovepipe through the roof, but fortunately the rain had wet the shingles, so they burned slowly and the fire was soon extinguished.
    Miles Parker and wife, who are stopping at the Sunnyside, are building a house on wheels, with all the modern improvements, so they can cook, eat and sleep in it. They calculate to go to Medford and spend the winter and then go to Los Angeles, Calif. in the spring in it. It is quite a convenient home.
    One night last week Leo Ulrich and Irvin Pool concluded to visit Sam Jackson, an unmarried man living in the lower end of our town, and on their way Irvin concluded to go by home, and in crossing a ditch that he thought was dry, he made a misstep and soon found himself submerged in water, but nothing daunted; on they went and found Sam enjoying solitude. They spent the night until the wee small hours of the morning, when they had a feast. Where Sam got the pies is a question, but there are three ladies living on the opposite side of the creek, and one of them is an expert pie maker.
Medford Mail, December 14, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Rev. M. C. Davis, the Sunday school man, will preach here on the eve of the fourth Sunday, Dec. 23.
    J. W. Grover and Al Mayfield have returned to California to look after their mining interests.
    Mrs. J. B. Jackson's sister, Mrs. Dollie Green, has come down from Washington to visit.
    Ed Higinbotham and his charming wife were pleasant callers one night last week.
    Your Eagle Point correspondent is still making improvements at the Sunnyside, this time putting up a large shed for horses so as to accommodate the crows that come occasionally.
    The committee have decided to have the Christmas tree entertainment on Dec. 24 in the church instead of Heckathorn's hall, as was announced. The soliciting committee have succeeded so well that we expect to have a rousing good time.
    B. F. Harris and family passed through here on their way to Butte Falls last week, returning on Friday. He is still hopeful of the outcome of our M.&C.L.R.R., and from present appearances work will commence in the near future.
    Jim McKee of Kirby, living on the headwaters of Clarks Creek, called twice last week, once on his way to Ashland to see his sister, Mrs. Thos. Fredenburg, who has been quite sick for several months, and on his return. He reports her condition improved and has hopes of her early recovery.
    There is a great deal of interest manifested here just now in the subject of real estate. There has some land been sold and parties have been here taking options on land and getting a list of lands from $8 to $200 per acre. Of course those who have set the price on land at $200 per acre don't want or expect to sell, but our land will sell and in a few years the Butte Creek country will be one of the leading fruit-producing sections in the state. There are strangers coming almost every day inquiring about our possibilities in the line of fruits of all kinds.
    Our mail contractor, James Ringer, reports that last Saturday the water in McNeil Creek was so high that it was almost past fording. There should be a bridge put across that stream so that the mail carrier would not have to take the chance of being washed away and have the people who get their mail along that route take the chance of losing their mail. As it is, if he could not cross that stream on his return trip the law compels him to return to the nearest post office with the mail sack--to Peyton--a distance of about ten miles. Let us have some of the money that is expended where it is of no benefit and put in a bridge across that dangerous mountain stream.
    There has been considerable talk among the would-be wise ones in our midst with regard to the mode of egress from Daley's hall in case of a fire, and I am glad to be able to state that Mr. D. has sent and had a door made three feet wide to put in the rear end of the hall, thus giving two openings, one in each end of the house, one a large double door in front and the other in the rear end, both opening outward, and as his hall is on the lower floor, access to the street can be had without any special risk. He is expecting as large a crowd this time as was ever in attendance at any ball in this town. There are already about half as many tickets sold for the masquerade ball Jan. 1st as there were for the last dance.
Medford Mail, December 21, 1906, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Floyd Pearce, wife and daughter, Miss Roberts, came over from their home on Forest Creek last Sunday to visit Mrs. Pearce's parents.
    Our mail carrier, who has to carry the mail on horseback, are having a hard time just now, as the roads are muddy and the holidays making the mail sacks heavy.
    There has been considerable sickness on this section lately, but mostly confined to people of advanced age. I am glad to be able to announce that they are all convalescing.
    Say, those ball tickets for the masquerade ball next Tuesday evening in Dunlap's hall were so pretty and neat that everybody around the country are after them, and almost half of them are already sold.
    F. Lewis has bought the stock of goods of Ham Watkins in the old Jerry Heckathorn confectionery store and has rented the house and fixtures of the owner. Mr. Lewis promises to keep a respectable house and says that he will not allow any gambling and no whiskey.
    Rev. M. C. Davis, the Sunday school evangelist, preached here last Sunday night, having a good attentive audience. He expects to preach here again on the fourth Sunday in January.
    Wm. Perry has just returned from a trip to his homestead near Mt. Pitt.
    Mrs. Lizzie Betz has been up in the Butte Falls country visiting the family of Emanuel Pool.
    J. W. Grover has sold another tract of land of 160 acres, our wild land, consideration $1280; another man was offered $25,000 for 900 acres; and still people will flock to other parts of the country instead of the Butte Creek country.
    There is getting to be considerable excitement in these parts over the bright prospect of hearing a railroad through our town and the large prices offered for some of our farms, as need [omission?] as the interest manifested by strangers who are looking for homes and land.
    Our Christmas tree was quite a success and considering the stormy night was well attended. In fact the church was well filled. The recitations by the children were good and the vocal and instrumental music was fine. The brass band played several pieces fine.
    As you will see by the postmark I am at this writing in the city of Ashland on my way to San Francisco, reached here just in time to partake of a fine Christmas dinner with one of my old neighbors, S. A. Potter. Wishing the thousands of the Mail readers as happy a New Year as we had a Merry Christmas.
    W. B. Douglas of Washington, D.C., Examiner of U.S. Surveys, was a pleasant caller one day last week on his way to the unsurveyed region, north of Big Butte Creek, and on his return reported that there were about thirty-six settlers, most of them families, that the country was heavily timbered and the soil in many places very productive. In fact he expressed his surprise when he saw just what I saw, potatoes seven or eight inches long, cabbage, tomatoes, beets, turnips, etc., and a likely prospect for fruit producing as fine apples and pears as any in Jackson. He thinks that in a very short time they will have a post office and schools of their own.
Medford Mail, December 28, 1906, page 8



A. C. Howlett Visits California.
    As I passed through Medford on Christmas, on my way to the city of San Francisco, I looked over the vast crowd that thronged the depot grounds and wondered how it happened that there were so very few in that company that I could recognize. I think that there were only about a half dozen that I knew, and still I am supposed to know a large portion of the citizens of Medford, but the reader must have in mind that Medford is one of the most thriving business places on the Pacific Coast, and that there are hundreds of strangers coming all the time to see the wonderful resources of our lovely valley. But when I started to write I didn't intend to write an eulogy on Medford and its surroundings, but give an account of my experience, on the road and in the cities of California--for at this writing I am in Napa City. Well, after leaving Medford we reached Ashland, just in time to partake of a fine Christmas dinner, and after dinner took a spin around Ashland. Ashland is growing some, but I noticed several notices "To Let'' and "For Sale." The streets were in a fairly good condition and there seemed to be considerable business going on. They have several fine churches and the schools are already of general reputation, and may I justly say that Ashland is a very nice place in which to live, but from what I could learn of the prices of the necessities of life they are considerable higher than they are in either Medford or Eagle Point. On Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. we boarded the train for San Francisco. There were also a number of Jackson County folks on the train, so I had the company of some of our old neighbors. There was nothing of especial note happened on the route. I saw but very little of California on the route, for it was dark the most of the way. We arrived in San Francisco at 9:30. I at once took a car and went to my brother's shop and found him at his bench. That afternoon I hunted up some of my old neighbors, among whom was Miss Hattie Cingcade, who is working in an office in a large department store as stenographer and typewriter, and Miss Laura , who is working in another store as saleswoman, and Fred Green, one of Eagle Point's most promising young men, who has an important position in the Credit Bureau Emporium, and Carl Ringer, who is one of the motormen on a streetcar line. They are all the product of Eagle Point and we may justly feel proud of them, as they are all on the high road to prosperity and honorable positions. This closes the first day's experience in the Bay City.
A. C. Howlett.
Medford Mail, January 18, 1907, page 1


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. Greenwall, a brother-in-law of Mrs. J. B. Jackson, arrived here during my absence.
    Mrs. May Stickel and her two children have gone to Eastern Oregon, where she has a position near Prineville.
    The orchardists have been and are now busy spraying their trees, and getting ready for another large crop of fruit.
    I am glad to be able to announce that J. W. Wright, our harness maker, has greatly improved in health and is able to go out again.
    The masquerade ball given on the first of January was a grand success. There were over 100 tickets sold and Mrs. Howlett had a crowd to feed, but she had enough and to spare.
    Since I last wrote the Eaglets for the Mail I have had and seen many changes, and now I am once more seated at my home and will try to report at least some of the incidents that have occurred during the past three weeks, in these parts.
    Shortly after my departure for San Francisco an Indian woman by the name of Summers died of consumption. Dr. Holt conducted the funeral services in the Eagle Point church and the remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery.
    The two dances, November 29th and January 1st, gave such general satisfaction that the Eagle Point band boys have decided to give another one on February 14th in Daley's new hall and have engaged Mrs. Howlett to give the supper at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Sam Jackson, a brother of J. B. Jackson, started from here about two weeks ago to go to the Joe Bar mines and has not been heard from since, although he promised to write as soon as he reached the mines, and his brother is quite uneasy on account of his strange silence.
    A man by the name of Moore and two by the name of Jones stayed here a few nights ago on their way to the unsurveyed section. They report that there is but little snow up there and that everything is lovely. They have a number of varieties of berries and fruit trees planted and expect fine results.
    There has been a number of strangers here, some looking for homes, some looking for land for speculation and two coal experts looking over our hills for coal. These last two claim that they have found evidence sufficient to justify the conclusion that there in an abundance of coal in these parts, and one of them advised me to hold on to that tract of land I have on the hill above town.
    James Ringer, who has the contract for carrying the mail from here to Peyton, has been laid up with la grippe since Christmas and his son-in-law, Joe Moomaw, has been carrying the mail. On one of his trips he was weatherbound and was compelled to stay all night on the road. If some of the road fund that is expended where it is not needed was applied toward bridging McNeil Creek, there would be no trouble carrying the mail from here to Peyton or Prospect.
    The sad intelligence reached me on my arrival home that Mr. A. J. Childreth, father of our blacksmith, passed over the divide to the great unknown at the residence of his son, J. R. Childreth of Pendleton, December 20th, aged 65 years, 7 months and 17 days. He leaves a grown-up family and several grandchildren to mourn the loss. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and a consistent Christian and lived in such a manner that he could say, "Follow me as I have followed Christ."
Medford Mail, January 18, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. G. W. Daley, who went to Klondike last summer, returned a short time ago.
    Our sick folks are all convalescing I am glad to state. Thanks to our healthful climate.
    J. W. Grover is driving posts, so as to fence his land between the creek and the county road.
    S. B. Holmes gave a card party last Friday evening, and those present enjoyed themselves so much that they did not disperse until after midnight.
    Mr. Mahoney and his daughter, Mrs. Alberts, with her two children stopped here overnight last Sunday on their way to their home in the unsurveyed region.
    That little item I put in the Mail in regard to the disappearance of Sam Jackson soon brought a letter from him announcing his safe arrival at the Blue Ledge mine.
    The Ladies Aid have ordered and received a galvanized iron fender and new heater for the church at this place, and it will probably be in place in time for services next Sunday when Mark C. Davis, our Sunday school evangelist, will hold services at 7:30 p.m.
    If reports are true, and I think they are, there was a wedding took place last Tuesday, the groom being one of our enterprising young farmers, and the bride is a charming young lady reared in our foothills. If our conjectures are true and correct we as a community tender congratulations.
    John Kirkpatrick, an aged pioneer, having been a resident of this coast for the last sixty years, returned from a trip to Crescent City a short time ago and has taken up winter quarters at the Sunnyside Hotel. He is thinking of taking a trip to his old home in Illinois. He is now in his eighty-third year and still quite active and healthy.
    During the past week there have been several persons passed through here on their way to the unsurveyed region, among whom were a brother of J. E. Spencer and a traveling companion, both from Pennsylvania, A. B. Soling, a coal expert from Iowa, and a young man by the name of Jack Illig, of Portland. They are having a rough time getting their baggage on account of the horrible condition of our mountain roads.
    George Daley gave a dance in his new hall last Saturday night and reports that it was very well attended, and that they had an enjoyable time; but the dance guests are getting ready for the big time on the 14th of February when the Eagle Point band gives their big dance with supper at the Sunnyside Hotel. Several numbers have already been sold. They, that is the dancers, say that they can have a better time here than anywhere else they go.
    I had an occasion the first of the week to go up to W. C. Daley's. I moved his daughter, Mrs. Ora Jones, from here up there, and talk about roads, the county road, the one that has been traveled for the last thirty years, has had no work done on it for the last three years, and it is in such a condition that it is almost impossible to go over it with a wagon; in fact the road is so bad that the most of the travel leaves the road and wanders around in hopes of missing some of the mud holes by a circuitous route, but strangers don't understand how to go to miss these bad places. I noticed that the water is undermining the ends of the bridge across Connution [Kanutchan] Creek so that it is dangerous to cross with a team, and if it is not fixed before another rain storm the bridge will likely go out, and then the taxpayers can build another, but a little work in time will save it. There is a move on foot, so Mr. Daley told me, to get a good road from Eagle Point to Brownsboro. The plan is for a mass meeting to be held at Brownsboro, composed of the citizens of Lake Creek precinct, and they are to select a committee to view out a good roadway and set stakes so as to have the road on an even grade and then petition the county court to lay out the road and have it worked so that people can travel at all times of the year without risking their lives or taking chances on breaking their rig. The people living in the district above Brownsboro have done a great deal of grading on their roads, and in the course of a short time, if they can have their own way, will have a road that will reflect credit on them as a community. I noticed all along the route that the stock, mostly cattle, looked fine and there seemed to be plenty of feed for them. I also noticed that some of the farmers are keeping goats to clear their land; they slash the timber and the goats do the rest.
Medford Mail, January 25, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Dr. Page has been clearing the brush away from the county road along his place and driving new posts preparatory to putting up a new wire fence.
    Mrs. Cora Officer and her daughter, Miss Allison, returned from a trip east last week, where they have been visiting relatives.
    John Hart, one of our prosperous farmers, has just returned from California where he has been by the bedside of his sick daughter. He reports that her case seems to be almost hopeless.
    Arthur Pool has been cutting some of the trees along the bank of Little Butte Creek, which greatly improves the appearance of his lot and affords a much better view of that part of the town.
    On Friday evening of last week Miss Flora Daley gave a party to a number of her schoolmates. There was quite a number present and the evening was very pleasantly spent with dancing, games and music, after which light refreshments were served.
    The report has been going the round that Miss Mann, the principal of our school, was going to resign as teacher and accept a position in one of the Medford schools; but I am authorized by a member of the school board to say that she will teach the whole term of eight months.
    Rev. C. M. Davis preached for us last Sunday evening to a good-sized audience, and he preached a fine sermon that seemed to take with the people. Someone, by mistake, took his umbrella, a self-opener, and he wishes the party to leave it with me, as he needs it in his business.
    I omitted to state in my items last week that another of Elder J. P. Moomaw's son-in-laws, a Mr. Willison from Dakota, has come out to look at our country and is thinking of returning to Dakota and disposing of his business there and returning to our section to make his home. He reports that in that country the ground freezes to the depth of six feet while here it never freezes six inches in depth--who wonders that he wants to make the change.
    Thomas Fredenburg came down last week from the unsurveyed region. He reports the snow about three feet deep in that section of the country--the unsurveyed section is on top of our high mountains--and that one can hear the sound of the ax all over the woods. The settlers are very busy clearing their claims, building houses for newcomers, and getting ready to live there. He also reports that there are only five more claims in that part of the country to be taken.
    There is getting to be considerable interest taken in the possibilities of this immediate section of the country. The indications are that there is coal in abundance here, and the fact that we have one of the best sulfur springs here, and indications are such that lead us to think that there is also oil here, for in two different places springs have been struck that send forth an oily substance that floats on the water, and I think that steps will be taken to test it and see what it is and if it can be procured in any quantity.
Medford Mail, February 1, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Last week John Kirkpatrick made a business trip to the county seat.
    Bert Peachey was visiting friends in Eagle Point last Monday and Tuesday.
    Elmer Spencer came out from the new surveyed wagon [road] last Thursday and had to remain until Monday on account of the high water.
    Miss Bertha Peachey stopped in our town last Saturday night and Sunday went to Mr. Lee Black's when she opened school last Monday morning.
    Mr. Echek, the man who has charge of the John Daley orchard, is preparing to bring his family from Eastern Oregon and move on the place and Mr. Daley will move to Medford.
    Bandmaster Foley is drilling the E.P. Orchestra and getting everything ready for the dance on the 14th inst. Those who have heard them play say they are improving very rapidly and they are looking for a very pleasant time on that occasion; the tickets are being sold quite fast.
    A petition was circulated here to have Wm. Perry appointed as road supervisor for this district. A very large majority of the taxpayers would like to see him or someone else appointed that would take an interest in the roads, and try to make them so that they are passable.
    Last Saturday Jud Edsall started from home in Big Butte with ten yew fence posts and on account of the horrid condition of the road between here and Brownsboro had to unload, pull his empty wagon out by hitching to the end of the tongue--as the horses could not get a foot in the proper place--reload, and finally had to leave his wagon and take another day for it.
    C. E. Parker and Nick Young started last Friday for Burns, Oregon, to look after their interests there. The latter has been here visiting his brothers, Thomas and Peter, and sisters, Miss Clara and Mrs. James Owens, and the former has been here looking over our country, and he, like most of the rest that come for that purpose, is well pleased with what we have here to see.
    Last Sunday John Daley and family by appointment took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jackson and while they were having a very pleasant visit, and they can always have that with Mr. Jackson's family. The water in Butte Creek was steadily rising and when they got ready to go home found that the water from Butte Creek had backed the water in the Nichols branch so that they could not get off of the footbridge so had to retreat, but they had a very enjoyable time that night and the next day managed to get home.
    Speaking of high water Mr. Peyton and a part of his family came out from their home on Rogue River, near the middle or Flounce Rock bridge, last week and when they reached McNeil Creek there they had to stop on account of that ugly stream being past fording, and the mail carrier got as far as the crossing of McNeil Creek on Saturday last and could go no further on account of the high water. It is estimated that a bridge can be built across that stream for about one hundred and fifty dollars, and still the people in that section are bottled up for want of a bridge, while a large amount of money is expended on our roads where there seemed to be no necessity of them being repaired. Let us have a fair deal and give the people living in the hills a show to get their mail and the mail contractor a chance to fill his contract without risking his life or the life of his horses in trying to cross those ugly streams.
Medford Mail, February 8, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. Stone and her sister, Miss Jones of Medford, were pleasant callers last Monday.
    A man by the name of Stone has opened up a barber shop in the old Jerry Heckathorn building.
    The Jacksonville and Medford motorcar made a trip to our section of the country last Tuesday. They did not reach the town on account of a washout on the railroad track.
    Mrs. Amy Brown gave a birthday party for her husband one night last week and the guests spent the time playing cards, and with music and song passed the time off very pleasantly, the Eagle Point Orchestra rendering some fine music.
    There was trouble in our school last week between the teachers, and a meeting of the board was called. The two teachers, Miss Lulu Mann and Mrs. J. R. Cook, stated their grievances and some of the pupils were examined and they were both dismissed by the board. The directors will secure new teachers and school will probably commence again next Monday.
    The eighth grade examination took place last week, there being twelve pupils took the examination, and seven of them passed as following: Lily Ulrich, Anna Ulrich, John Crump, Carl Jackson, Herbert Carlton, Opal Daley and Thomas Vestal. The other five as following: Jennie Lewis, Mamie Wright, Carl Taylor, Roy Ashpole, and Frank Abbott, and they only failed in arithmetic, running as high as ninety-eight percent in several of the branches.
    In spite of the rain and mud the travel still continues to increase and our thriving little town is being visited by a great many strangers, some on their way to the mountains to try to secure homes on government land, others taking in supplies to their homesteads, and quite a number looking for homes among us. Among those who have been visiting our town are Mr. Raymond, of Griffin Creek, with five men and a young lady, driving a four-horse team loaded for the unsurveyed land. Mr. Mahoney, the two Jones cousins, Geo. Beale, Jack Tungate, S. E. Bruce, M. S. McMasters, Thomas Fredenburg, son and daughter, besides a number who passed through here between meal times and did not stop. Messrs. Thomas Hall of Seattle, Wash., and James Hancom of Medford, were here last Monday looking for locations, inquiring about our school facilities and church advantages.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Our school reopened last Monday with Prof. A. S. Haselton as principal and Miss Ella Parks as primary teacher.
    Howard Fox, who has been working on Wagner Creek this winter, returned for a short stay with his family last week.
    The Medford and Jacksonville motor car came over the track from Medford to Eagle Point last Sunday. There were about eight or nine passengers aboard.
    Jason Hartman, our bridge builder, and Mr. Jones, living about three miles east of Medford, called last Sunday. Mr. H. seems to think that the railroad is a sure go.
    Married.--In Lakeview, January 31, 1907, E. E. Bunch and Mrs. Mae Sickle, daughter of Mrs. Art Thomas of this place. Her many friends here join in congratulations.
    The dance given by the Eagle Point band the night of February 12th was a very pleasant affair. There were about fifty numbers sold. H. Wendt, a photographer from Central Point, came over and took a flashlight photo of the company in the hall, and several copies have been sold.
    Rev. M. C. Davis, the Sunday school evangelist, came among us last Saturday and announced and commenced a protracted meeting on Sunday night. He was joined by Rev. Edward F. Green, pastor of the Congregational church of Ashland on Monday. They expect to continue the meeting over next Sunday.
    John Shure, recently from Minnesota, and Miss Jones of Medford were pleasant callers last Sunday. While speaking of the contrast between this place and his old home he said that the Friday before he
left, February 8th, the mercury dropped to sixty below zero, while here we are around in our shirtsleeves.
    Dr. Page is just finishing putting out a large tract of land to orchard, apples and pears. He is having his place fenced with Page fence this week.
    The many friends of Miss Lottie Taylor were pleased to see her return to our midst last week and resume her old place in J. H. Carlton's store.
    Mrs. Echek, wife of the foreman on the John Daley place, arrived last Sunday and is now on the place with her husband, Mr. Daley having sold out some time ago and moved his family to Medford. They will be greatly missed, for Mr. D. has been one of our leading citizens, and his wife and daughters have been prominent in society.
    There was quite a number of the citizens of this vicinity met at a point on the desert north of here to try and discover the origin of the apparent foundation of what once might have been a large house. The stones are six sided, about eighteen inches long and convexed on one end and concaved on the other so as to fit exactly and appear to be set in mortar, and one remarkable peculiarity is there is no stone to be found in the neighborhood of the same kind. There will be further research made in the near future, and if anything is discovered of interest it will be duly reported.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    James Ringer made a business trip to Prospect last Saturday,  returning Sunday.
    E. S. Wolfer came over from his Rogue River ranch and brought 12000 strawberry plants to set out on his farm in this neighborhood. He seems to be confident that he will have a fine lot of berries this season.
    Mr. Skeen, wife and daughter of California have been visiting their son-in-law, Isaac Smith and family. Mr. S. and wife returned last week, but the daughter remained and is having her eyes treated by Dr. Pickel of Medford.
    S. H. Harnish, who has been living in the Griffith house, has moved into the home formerly occupied by James Ringer, and Mr. Ringer has moved into the Peachey home and Mr. Stone expects to move into the Griffith home the last of this week.
    Wilbur Ashpole and Wm. von der Hellen have bought a large tract of land on the desert north of here and have been fencing. Gradually the range is being fenced up, and in a short time about all the outside range will be gone and stockmen will have to provide feed for their stock or drive them back to the high hills.
    Charles Turrel of Brownsboro and a friend of his, John M. Hickman of Michigan, were pleasant callers the first of last week. The latter was here looking after the timber interests of parties in Michigan, but gave out nothing more. He is on his way home but expects to return to our valley in the near future, being so well pleased with our surroundings and especially the healthfulness of our country.
    P. H. Daily, county superintendent of schools, visited our school last Monday. He also met with the directors of this school district to talk over the trouble with our former teachers, Miss Mann and Mrs. Cook. What the outcome will be remains to be seen, and will be looked for in this district with considerable interest, as it is claimed by those who ought to know that the proceedings of the board in dismissing them was not exactly according to law.
    Died.--At the family residence on Rogue River, February 19, 1907, John Maupin Black, aged 76 years, 2 months and 14 days. Mr. Black was born December 5, 1830, in Callaway County, Missouri. He professed religion at the age of 18 years and joined the regular Baptist Church and lived a consistent Christian life to the day of his death. He leaves a wife and three grown children, two girls and a boy. In an early day he came to this county and has lived on the same place for over forty years. At one time he was the Democratic candidate for county judge. He was a man that was highly respected by all who knew him. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. M. C. Davis.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    There are a few cattle buyers in our section, but they are very quiet about their business.
    Your Eagle Point correspondent has leased the Daley farm joining Eagle Point, so to raise more feed and have more barn room.
    Mr. Stone, our barber, has gone to Medford at this writing, Monday, to move his family out. They will occupy the Griffith place.
    Wm. Ulrich is building another house on his place. I suppose from the appearance it is designed for a poultry house.
    J. W. Grover, one of our enterprising farmers, is clearing off the willows along the bank of Butte Creek so as to cultivate the land; will probably sow it in alfalfa.
    Mr. Tratt of San Francisco, Calif., who has been visiting his mother-in-law, Mrs. Y. A. Abbott of this place, returned to his home last week.
    S. C. Bruce, one of the enterprising citizens of the unsurveyed region, is making trips pretty regular just now considering the bad condition of the roads.
    Howard Fox, who is working on Wagner Creek, returned home last Saturday, on account of the death of his wife's grandmother, Mrs. Abbott, near Phoenix.
    Mr. Parker, who has been working during the winter on the Dr. Page place, is moving to Central Point and expects to work in the Hopkins orchard.
    S. H. Harnish, who has moved on the place formerly occupied by James Ringer, is making considerable improvements in building more shed and stable room, a hen house and fixing things up generally.
    H. B. Spencer, one of the Spencer brothers, who has settled on the unsurveyed land in the Big Butte country, met his wife at Central Point last week and they proceeded on their way to their new home.
    John Higinbotham, John McKee and one of the Cobleigh boys stopped here overnight last Sunday and proceeded on their way to the "Hub." Mr. Cobleigh however proceeded out to Phoenix, where he is making his home for the present time.
    The dance given by George W. Daley, Sr., last Saturday was a very pleasant affair. There were about fifty persons present and they had nineteen couples on the floor at one time. Mr. D. and his large phonograph entertained the people while they were resting from dancing.
    B. F. Harris and two gentlemen from Michigan were pleasant callers last Sunday. They were on their way to Butte Falls. They are delighted with our climate. They had their fur overcoats along but found that all they needed in that line was a light dress coat.
    Revs. Davis and Green closed their meeting on Wednesday evening of last week. There was considerable interest manifest and toward the last the congregations were quite good. They are both gentlemen of culture and refinement and made a good impression on the people here. They expect to commence another series of meetings here on the fourth Sunday in April.
    George W. Daley Jr., had an eleven-hundred-gallon water tank brought out from Medford last Saturday, and when he gets it in place, with his centrifugal pump and gasoline engine he will be prepared to irrigate his garden, and have protection against fire. He expects to put water into every room in the house. There are others who propose to follow his example in that line.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Arthur Pool recently sold his farm, situated on the edge of the desert, of two hundred and forty acres, for $3,000.
    Last Sunday Wm. Perry and his bride took dinner with us, and their man friends here are covering them with congratulations.
    Since writing the foregoing in regard to Mr. Wright, I have just learned of his death this Tuesday morning, March 12. Further particulars next week.
    J. W. Grover is clearing a large patch of willows off along the bank of Butte Creek, near the county road, and is going to put in alfalfa--a good move.
    John W. Wright, who is very low with something like a cancerous growth in the throat, had the satisfaction of having a visit from his mother, Mrs. Pettigrew, last week.
    Last week I stated that Wm. Ulrich had put up a new house and it looked as though he was going into the poultry business, but the new house proved to be a scale house. He has put in a scale to weigh cattle, hogs and other stock. Mr. Wamsley, the mechanic who built it, says that it is so strong that you might drive a hundred head of wild buffalo in and not break it.
    Messrs. Iseli and Thurtle of Round Top, Austin of the unsurveyed country, Ira Tungate of Jacksonville, Thomas Fredenburg of Big Butte and Mrs. Coffman of Jacksonville were sojourning at the Sunnyside on Wednesday night of last week.
    Mr. Tronson, one of the men who bought the John Daley place above our town, has moved his family to the place. They are putting out a large number of trees on the land that has been in grain, and they will soon have an orchard that will compare favorably with the famous Olwell orchard.
    The first of last week your correspondent made a trip to Round Top sawmill. The owners are getting ready for a big run, as orders are constantly coming in for lumber. They are making some changes in the road, greatly improving it, and by the time the mud dries up enough to commence teaming they will be better than they have ever been.
    Our Butte Falls merchant, G. T. Richards, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside on Thursday and on Friday he proceeded on his way home, accompanied by your correspondent. Mrs. Edith Coffman accompanied us as far as John Edsall's. I took up a load of groceries for Mr. Richards. I was sorry that I did not have time to stop to visit friends there, but on account of the bad roads I had no time to spare. Those who are living there seem confident of a big business in the near future, and Wm. Chambers has built a neat hotel for the accommodation of the travel. Mr. Richards has a fine stock of goods--much better than we should expect to find in a place so far back from the railroad--but nevertheless he has a large variety and a good stock on hand. They have also a good school taught by Miss Cadell, also a thriving Sunday school, sawmill, etc. The city park is laid off, the business lots are arranged so as to face the park, and they have a fine water power, the waters of Big Butte Creek falling over a precipice nineteen feet high, giving all the power they will need for the big sawmill they anticipate putting in as soon as the railroad is completed to that place. There is a number of families living there now to take advantage of the school, and everything looks encouraging.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Our mail carrier from Central Point failed to reach here last Monday on account of the break in the Bear Creek bridge at Central Point.
    Ex-sheriff Rader was over a day or two ago trying to buy some cedar fence posts. He finally succeeded in getting a few from a gentleman in Central Point, who had bought up all there was here.
    Arthur Pool has had a man at work tearing down the old Pool hall, stable and blacksmith shop, and he had torn the roof off, leaving the long rafters without any stays, when the wind Sunday afternoon started them and down they came with a crash. No damage was done except to some of the lumber.
    In my last I announced the death of John W. Wright and promised the readers of the Mail to give a more extended notice later. The deceased, John Wesley Wright, was born June 16, 1868, and died March 12, 1907, aged 38 years, 8 months and 13 days. He was a man of strong religious convictions, having professed religion in 1902, and lived an exemplary Christian life until the Master called him home. He leaves a mother, half brother, wife and three children, two sons and a daughter. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. He came and settled among us about a year ago and during this time had made many warm friends.
    Last Sunday Mrs. Howlett gave a birthday dinner in commemoration of my seventy-fifth birthday. A few of our old-time friends were invited, among whom were J. J. Fryer and wife and grandson, Austin Green, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, Grandma Heckathorn, Miss Parks (our primary teacher), David Cingcade and wife, besides a number of friends who came to extend congratulations and get a good dinner. When leavetaking began they expressed the desire that I might live to see many more anniversaries of my birth. I tell you, Mr. Editor, it makes one feel young in their advanced years to have such a gathering of old-time friends. And while I am on the subject of the passing years, I may add that I am now well along in my fifty-first year as a newspaper correspondent, and am still working and writing for the
Medford Mail.
    Last Sunday afternoon Frank Ditsworth and three of his sisters of Peyton stopped in with us and were kept busy all day and until Tuesday morning on account of the rain and high water in McNeil Creek, the stream that is such a bother to the mail carrier from here to Peyton. In speaking of their neighborhood with regard to schools, they report that they have about twenty children in the district that draw school funds, and in that district they levy a special school tax sufficient to raise $800 a year, besides their per capita tax and $50 that each school district draws, and the result is they have eight teachers who have been reared and educated in that district. The three sisters, Misses Ida, Ada and Mae, are all there teaching now or will commence to teach in a short time, as they all three have contracts to teach in the three districts near them. The citizens there are talking of taking steps toward establishing a high school, as the people are of an intelligent class and are not too stingy to pay a tax for school purposes.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born.--March 22, to Mr. and Mrs. Orla Hayes, a daughter.
    I understand that at Butte Falls they are hewing out the long timbers for the big mill and sawing the short ones.
    Messrs. Stone and Hartman were in this section last Sunday. Mr. Stone was looking for horses, while Mr. Hartman came to see about building a bridge across Butte Creek at the John Daley place.
    I understand that three gentlemen were in this section last week from the east during the heavy storm and there was so much water on the ground that they went away with a very poor opinion of the places they came to see. If they would come when they could see the land instead of a sheet of water they would probably change their opinion of our country.
    Mr. Baldwin of Round Top called here last Monday. He reports that times are beginning to liven up and that the two mills in that section are getting ready for operation, and intend to do a large business during the coming summer.
    Jess Fredenburg of Butte Falls came out last Monday on his way to Willow Springs after his mother. He reports there is a number of cattle dying in his section on account of the heavy storms of the past two weeks.
    W. H. Bowen and Mr. Wamsley made a business trip to Ashland last week. Mr. Bowen reports the opinion prevails in Ashland that the apricot, almond and early peach crop have been injured by the cold snap we have had, although in this section there has been no damage thus far.
    Mr. Lewis, the Central Point beef man, called Tuesday morning and reports that the high water of Bear Creek, near Central Point, did hundreds of dollars worth of damage, washing away acres of the best bottom land. Mr. L. had his slaughter house, tools, corral, etc., swept away, and came near losing forty head of hogs he had in the pens. He estimates his loss at $250.
    Mr. Austin, who is living on unsurveyed land north of Big Butte Creek, came out last Monday on his way to Medford. He says that the settlers in that section are all making arrangements to make that place their permanent home and are clearing the land and putting in orchards and berries. That is going to be one of the best fruit sections in the county, as the soil is very productive and particularly adapted to horticulture.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--March 31, 1907 to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Smith, a daughter [see correction below].
    Mr. Houghdon and wife stopped here last Sunday night on their way to Butte Falls.
    There will be a grand dance in Daley's hall on May Day. Mrs. Howlett has been engaged to give the supper.
    I unintentionally omitted to report in my last week's letter the arrival of a new baby boy, on the 21st of March, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen--Grandpa Florey begins to look quite venerable.
    Mrs. Ida Grimes, daughter of Baxter Grigsby, of Klamath County, a prominent stockman of that section, is in our valley visiting relatives and friends. She is at present the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas.
    D. J. S. Pierce of Forest Creek came over last Sunday and called on his sister, Mrs. A. M. Thomas. He was on his way to Elk Creek and was accompanied by his daughter, Miss Grace, who is engaged in teaching school in that district.
    Last Sunday night the Eagle Point Sunday school favored us with a very interesting entertainment, which consisted of vocal and instrumental music and recitations by the children and a very interesting dialogue. It was voted that the entertainment was a grand success.
    W. H. Canon of Wisconsin and his son, F. J. Canon, of Montana, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Hotel last Monday night. They were on their way to the Trail Creek country to look at the timber and find out what they could about the timber and lumber interests, making inquiries about the output of the mills in this section, price of lumber, etc.
Medford Mail, April 5, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Chris Beale of Butte Falls also sojourned at the Sunnyside Monday night.
    Jesse Ferrin and wife of Ashland came down last week to visit his mother, Mrs. Wm. F. Smith.
    Henry Daley, a promising young man of our town, is preparing to go into the bee business. He received a supply of lumber preparatory for the business last Monday.
    Miss Bessie Bell of Brownsboro, who has been in Medford visiting her sister, Miss Donna Bell, who is teaching in one of the public schools in that city, returned last Thursday and was a pleasant sojourner with us Thursday night and returned home on Friday morning.
    Dick Stepp, who has been in Portland for the past few weeks, returned to his home at Round Top sawmill. He has been working in the round houses for the O.R.&N. Co. in the daytime and studying telegraphy at night. He is a promising boy and will make his mark in the world some day.
    Sometimes the printers make mistakes, but last week your Eagle Point correspondent made a big mistake in announcing the birth of Isaac Smith's daughter. I had it written Aaron instead of Isaac; they are brothers, but I have it all O.K. this time. It should have been: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Smith, March 31, a baby girl.
    Messrs. Moir and Farres of Big Butte country, Henry Gordon and Tom McAndrew and A. Y. Young and family dropped in on us last Monday night. The first two mentioned proceeded on their way Tuesday morning to Medford; the next two were taking a band of cattle to the range on the north side of Big Butte, and Mr. Young and family were on their way to their homestead near the south [sic] of Rogue River.
    Mr. Wendt, the Central Point photographer, came out and pitched his tent for business last week, but the constant downpour of rain was such that he decided to store his things and spend a few days with his family at his wife's parents on Little Butte Creek. He expects to return as soon as the weather settles when he will be ready for business--See his ad to this issue of the Mail.
    Last Sunday Mrs. George Daley Sr., received a telegram from Sterling City that her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, was lying very low at the home of her son-in-law, Porter Robinett, with pneumonia. She started immediately, taking the midnight train. Mrs. Simon is one of the old pioneers left in this section, and her many friends are anxiously waiting to hear from her again.
    There was considerable disappointment here among those who enjoy a good entertainment, on account of the rain last Friday night, as they had planned to go to the school entertainment at the school house three miles above Brownsboro, but while they were disappointed, there was about eighty persons attended and the four young men who took dinner here Saturday report that the exercises were very good and that they had a fine lunch and danced all night.
    B. F. Harris, the railroad promoter, accompanied by C. E. Wolverton of Sunnyvale, Calif, who is representing the San Jose Basket & Box Factory, was here interviewing our strawberry men on the subject of strawberry crates and on his way to the big timber to examine the outlook. Mr. Harris was also accompanied by J. A. Sullivan of Des Moines, Iowa, and B. W. Heberling of Sunnyvale, Calif. The last two gentlemen are looking for homes, and the way they expressed themselves this section of the universe seems to be the place they have been looking for. They were much pleased with the prospect here.
Medford Mail, April 12, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Miss Parks, our primary teacher, went to visit her parents, near Sterling, last Friday, returning on Sunday.
    Wm. Perry and family went to his homestead last week. They have been stopping with his brother-in-law, J. W. Grover.
    The ball-goers are already engaging stable room for the dance here, May first, and Mr. Daley is expecting to have a large crowd that night, and Mrs. Howlett is fitting the Sunnyside up so as to accommodate all that come.
    Chas. Hayes, who has been living here this winter to take advantage of our school, moved to Medford last Monday to engage in hauling lumber from the sawmill southeast of Medford.
    Gilbert E. Tooth, a son-in-law of Mrs. J. A. Abbott, arrived recently from Massachusetts, where he had been to visit his old home and be treated for injuries he received during the earthquake of April 18, 1906. He was one of the heavy losers on that occasion in San Francisco.
    Last Friday our teachers, Prof. A. S. Haselton and Miss Ella Parks, had Arbor Day exercises at the school house. There was a nice program and the children did themselves credit for carrying it out. They planted several trees on the school grounds, thus taking the initiatory steps to have a beautiful playground around the school building.
    Ed Higinbotham and wife were pleasant callers on their way to Medford, last week, and also on their return. Ed has taken the contract to cut and deliver the logs for the Round Top Mill Company this summer, so we feel assured that the mill will have something to do. In fact the orders are coming in for lumber already and the company assures us that they are going to put the road in good condition this spring so that lumber can be hauled without risking one's neck and team.
    The many friends of Mrs. Chas. Carney were shocked and grieved to learn of her death, last Friday. A few of her old neighbors attended the funeral last Saturday and many more would have attended had they known of the death, but it was not generally known until after her burial. She lived for several years in this neighborhood, took an active part in social and religious exercises and was a prominent worker in the W.C.T.U. Mr. Carney's friends deeply sympathize with him and his family in their bereavement.
    Last week I spoke of Mr. Wolverton of Sunnydale, Calif., being here, and since then he has visited Butte Falls and took a look at the timber in that part of the county, and language failed him in speaking of the wonderful resources of our valley; not only the timber but our agricultural and horticultural resources, and also our wonderful water power in Big and Little Butte creeks. He claims that the outlook for the country in the region of the two creeks, above mentioned, is as good as the outlook of any other part of the valley of Rogue River and that all that is lacking is a little energy and capital to develop the country, for he is of the opinion that the soil of the Big Butte country, after the timber is taken off, is equal to any of the soil in the surrounding foothills that is noted for its productiveness.
    Died--April 15, 1907, at the home of her son-in-law, Porter Roberts, in Sterling City, Calif., Mrs. Elizabeth Simon, aged about 76 years. Mrs. Simon was one of the early pioneers of Jackson County, having come here within the early '50s settling in Sterling, this county, and in a short time she and her husband, Peter Simon, settled on a farm, now forming part of Eagle Point, where they raised a family of children, remaining there until after the death of Mr. Simon. The place was then sold to Wm. Ulrich. Mrs. Simon and her husband unite with the Presbyterian Church and was one of the organizers of the Eagle Point church under the ministry of the late Rev. M. A. Williams. She was a consistent Christian woman and leaves a family of four boys and two girls and a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1907, page 8


Lumber Mill for Antelope.
    A new lumber mill will be installed in the Antelope section, the foundation of which is now being laid and the machinery for which is on its way from the East. Robert L. Hale, formerly of the Rogue River Electrical Construction Company, and Ed Andrews, the well-known actor and booster of good things for this valley, are the chief promoters, assisted by John M. Root, of Minneapolis, Minn.
    The mill will be about nine miles from Medford and will be up to date in every particular, with planer and other machines for finishing, and will have a daily capacity of 40,000 feet. A good road is being built to the mill site and the grade to the shipping point or local market in this city will be nearly all downhill.
    The promoters of the enterprise have been at work for some time on the proposition and have secured several hundred acres of good timber. Although they had all their plans made and were at work in bringing them to a realization, no definite news was given out until a few days ago, when one of the firm gave the entire particulars to a Mail reporter. The new company will have a paid-up capital of $10,000.
    Mr. Root returned to Minneapolis, after spending some time here, accompanied by his wife. He will be in Jackson County again soon to assist in getting the new mill in operation.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1907, page 8



Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Ben. Fredenburg, of Butte Falls, spent Monday night here.
    Mrs. Gilmore, of Nevada, is the guest of Mrs. A. M. Thomas.
    Mrs. Thomas Fredenburg has been stopping here for the past few days.
    Haying is under way; the crop is not up to the average, but there will be quite a plenty.
    Last week Austin Green had the misfortune to lose a large silk muffler that he prized very highly.
    Two men by the names of Apple and Lewis came out from the coast to visit the family of A. Mayfield last week.
    Walter Wood is now the proud father of baby number two, which was born on the 13th of May--an eleven-pound boy.
    Holmes Bros. are getting the material together to put up a large water tank near their mill as a protection against fire and for irrigating purposes.
    Last Sunday Baxter Grigsby, Chas. Thomas and Mrs. Conn arrived at the home of their mother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas. She is looking for more of her children in a few days.
    Married--In Jacksonville June 1, 1907, Mr. F. A. Bellows and Miss Clara Winkle, and the same evening the happy couple returned to his mother's farm on Rogue River.
    Word came last Sunday that the little child of Aaron Beck, of Butte Falls, that has been sick for several days, had died and was buried on Sunday. I have not learned the particulars.
    Jake Wetzell came out last week to see about opening a meat market here, but he met with but little encouragement as we now have a meat wagon four times a week from Central Point.
    Mr. Hendricks of the unsurveyed region was a pleasant caller last week, also Mr. Reed and Mr. Austin; they are all in high glee over their prospects of getting a home in that favored part of the country.
    Mrs. Leona Abbott and family went to Phoenix on Decoration Day, where they witnessed the unveiling of the monument over her late husband's grave, which was erected by the members of the W.O.W. lodge.
    Last Sunday our daughter, Mrs. Millie Hoyt, of Ft. Klamath, arrived at our home in Eagle Point, but before this is in print she will be home again. She came on a flying business trip connected with their big hotel in Ft. Klamath. She went to Medford on Monday to buy some of the fixtures for their new house.
    George Roberts, Mrs. O. B. Walker and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ed Walker, stopped at the Sunnyside last Monday for dinner; they were on their way from the Butte country, where the two ladies had been visiting Mrs. O. B. Walker's son, who is engaged in timber cruising for the Iowa Lumber & Box Company.
    I see by some of the papers that there is a movement on foot to have the government bring water into our valley for irrigation purposes and we believe that that would be a move in the right direction and if our local papers will take the subject up something might be done in that way that would increase the productiveness of our land and thereby create business and thus make Jackson one of the leading counties in the state.
    Last Friday Rev. Edward Green, of Ashland, by special invitation, went to the home of Hugo von der Hellen where all arrangements had been made to have the ordinance of baptism administered to the two children of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen. He reports having had a very pleasant time and that the ceremony was very impressive. The same day Rev. Mark C. Davis baptized Misses Mamie Wright and Jennie Lewis in Butte Creek by immersion. There was quite a crowd gathered to witness the administration of the ordinance.
    Last Saturday night the citizens in the neighborhood of Boswell school house gave a box social; there was quite a number of our people attended. The boxes brought generally a good price and the receipts of the evening was thirty-three dollars and seventy cents. The exercises were remarkably good and the evening was spent pleasantly and profitably, for the proceeds are to be applied toward paying the expense of the first three months school. The teacher, Miss Ruby Russell, deserves great credit for the successful manner in which she managed the affair.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. and Mrs. Cary, of Phoenix, were here last week, they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knighton.
    Our blacksmith, W. L. Childreth, has employed [a] man by the name of Clarno, of Humboldt County, California, to help him in his shop, and they both seem to have all the work they can do. Mr. Clarno has moved his family into the Riddle house.
    N. V. Redifer, of Myrtle Creek, who has stock in Klamath County, returned from a trip to that country a few days since. He stopped here overnight on his way home; he crossed over the Trail Creek route and stopped to visit an old friend, John Williscroft, of Trail.
    Mr. Conner, superintendent of the bridge construction for the P.&E.R.R. Co., is now repairing the railroad bridge across Little Butte Creek. The R.R. Co. has a force of men repairing the track and expect to have a construction car running over it in a short time, Section Boss Charles Wolgamott reports.
    The dance last Friday night was quite a success. There were forty-one numbers sold for supper, besides a number of half tickets. Eagle Point seems to be quite a favorite resort for the dancing part of the community. They seem to have a pleasant time whenever they come.
    Frank Neil of Derby and his two daughters, Miss Nydah and Mildred, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Jones, stopped here for dinner Friday. The Misses Neil and their grandmother were on their way to Portland. The two young ladies are going to visit friends and relatives in that city for a time.
    Last week Mr. Swenge, of Grand Forks, N.D., traveling in the interest of the Vermont Loan and Trust Company, was here looking for a location for a bank. He was so favorably impressed with our surroundings that he promised to return in the near future, and thinks seriously of opening up businesss here.
    J. W. Bailey and J. A. McLeod, of Iowa, were here last week on their return trip from Butte Falls. They have been looking over the situation here and have decided to open up business between here and Butte Falls, but did not give out the kind of business they contemplated going into, but one of them remarked that they expected to be in our town considerable of the time this summer.
    Last Friday Mrs. A. N. Thomas gave a birthday dinner and your Eagle Point correspondent had a special invitation, but on Thursday night was taken sick and consequently was unable to attend, so you see I missed [a] good thing for once in my life, on account of being sick. But those who attended report having had a royal good time and such a dinner, well Grandma Thomas knows just how to get up a good dinner and entertain company. Those present were: mostly her children, B. S. Grigsby, wife and daughter, Charles Thomas and family, Mrs. Henry Conn and daughter, Mrs. L. P. Maury and two daughters of Coquille, D. J. S. Pierce, of Forest Creek, Mrs. Cillian, of Nevada, Wm. Knighton and wife, J. W. Grover and family and Grandma Heckathorn. There were several besides myself and wife who were invited, but were unable to attend, but enough were there to have a good time and we all hope she may live to celebrate many more birthdays.
    I unintentionally omitted to state last week that Harry Guerin, of Portland, was here visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown.
    Ben. Edmondson, formerly of Derby, but now living at the Bybee Springs on Evans Creek, called last Monday for dinner. He reports that he has everything fixed up for the summer's run at that celebrated health resort.
    Last Monday as Ed and Charley Cingcade were driving onto the scales in Eagle Point with a load of hay their team became unmanageable and turned the load of hay over in the street; thus freeing themselves of the hay and hay rack they started to run; they crossed the bridge and passed two teams and were headed for home when they were caught. The wagon was somewhat damaged, but not much harm was done.
    Next Monday is school election day and a vote will be taken on levying a tax. Let everybody who is interested in having a good school turn out and try to put in a good director.
    Last Monday John Higinbotham and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey, Emery Spencer and a man by the name of Mackey stopped here for supper and hurried on to Medford the same night. The men above mentioned with the exception of Mr. Higinbotham have been engaged in estimating the timber on the Iowa Lumber & Box Co. land in the Big Butte country.
    I am in receipt of a letter from H. T. Hull, 1711 South 9th Street, Newark, N.J., asking a number of questions about this country, and says he is reading my Eaglets in the Mail. What do you think of that? He says he has read so much in the Eaglets about this part of the country that he wants me to particularize. He asks eight questions namely, alfalfa, wheat, corn, stock, horses, hunting, fishing and the population of Eagle Point, and wants to know about the railroad to Eagle Point. If some of you readers will take the trouble to answer some of his questions they may confer a favor on him and be instrumental in bringing a good business man among us.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Last Sunday Miss Maggie Daley went to visit with Misses Bertha and Maud Peachey on Yankee Creek.
    Mrs. Mary Wright, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Minnie, and Miss Blanch Cox, went to Medford last Saturday. The two girls went on to Ashland to attend the Children's Day exercises at the Congregational church.
    Arthur Morrison had the misfortune to lose a valuable mare last week, thus breaking up his team. She lay down and in rolling ran a sharp stick into her body, penetrating the intestines, causing death in a short time.
    L. M. Sammons, who has been working at the Blue Ledge mine for some time, came out and joined his half-brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Turbiville, stopping with us Thursday and Friday nights on their way to Ft. Klamath. They intended to go the Rogue River route, but when they reached here learned that the snow was too soft to bear them up on the high hills, so they went by Ashland and Klamath Falls.
    Hugo von der Hellen and Thomas Riley were pleasant callers last Sunday. Mr. von der Hellen informed us that his wife had gone to Corvallis to be present at the marriage of their son George to one of the Corvallis young ladies. Rev. Edward F. Green, of Ashland, went down on Tuesday to perform the marriage ceremony for the young couple. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. von der Hellen will take up their abode at the Blue Ledge mine, where Mr. von der Hellen has the position of assayer for the company.
    There was an auto came out last Sunday morning containing three men and one lady. They started as though they were going up the hill on the road to Yankee Creek, but left the machine at the foot of the hill and proceeded on their way on foot. I learned later that they were Mr. Lawton, of the firm of Page & Lawton, and a land buyer and his wife looking for land. They bought the Geo. Brown tract of land, paying $25 per acre. Eagle Point is gradually coming to the front and people are learning that we have some choice farms in these parts.
    Our school meeting was well attended, in fact the best attended of any school election we have had for several years. The people are beginning to see the necessity of putting in persons for directors that take an interest in our schools and are in favor of being the best teachers and good schools. W. L. Childreth, our blacksmith, was elected director and Mrs. Alice V. Cook was elected clerk with no opposition. Mrs. Cook was one of the teachers who was discharged by the board last winter and by her being elected as clerk without opposition is considered as an endorsement of her course. It is expected that this little affair will be carried to the courts, as Mrs. Cook held the register and made her report just the same as though she had taught the entire term out and now claims her pay for the five months that she was to teach.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Alex Betz, Peter and Purl Stowell started the first of the week for Fort Klamath to engage in haying.
    Mrs. Jack Howell of La Grande has been here visiting Mrs. Wm. H. Brown and her sister, Miss Lottie Taylor.
    Mrs. Purdy and her daughter Miss G. Purdy, mother and sister of Mrs. Holt, who have been here visiting for some time, returned to their home in Oakland, Calif., a few days ago.
    Arthur Pool is having a building erected on the upper end of the lot formerly occupied by the Pool hall and stable. I understand that it is designed for a confectionery store to be in charge of his son Irvin.
    Jason Hartman has erected a tower thirty feet high back of J. H. Carlton's hardware store and put a 4000-gallon tank on it. The pipes are not placed in position, but will be in a few days. The pump is attached to the wheel in the grist mill.
    Elmer Boardman came out last Monday with a load of shakes for your Eagle Point correspondent. He reports business brisk in the neighborhood of Butte Falls. Everything in the timber line is in demand, from shingles to fence posts. Everybody busy and consequently prosperous.
    There are quite a number of our citizens who expect to go to Jacksonville on the Fourth of July and take in the sights there and return to Eagle Point to attend the dance given by George Daley in his new hall. As usual supper will be served at the Sunnyside Hotel by Mrs. A. C. Howlett.
    Our P.&E.R.R. begins to look as though the new management meant business, as they are putting on more men, have their timetable published and by the time this is in print expect to have a train running from here to Medford, making two round trips each day.
    Walter Foster, a nephew of Mrs. Howlett, arrived here last Sunday from Clackamas. He proceeded on his way to the hatchery on Rogue River, near the mouth of Elk Creek, last Tuesday in company with Mr. Kelly, the superintendent of the hatchery. He is employed by Uncle Sam in the fish department.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harrigan, of Michigan, were here last Sunday on their way from Butte Falls to Medford. They are looking for a home, and seem to be more than pleased with our country. They speak in the highest terms of our climate, water, water power and especially of our fruit and berries.
    Arrangements are being made to have a grand time in Eagle Point at the time of the erection of A. J. Florey's flag pole and the spreading to the breeze the flag on July 3rd at 2 o'clock over the new post office building. It is on the program to have some speeches made and appropriate exercises by some of the children.
    A man by the name of Sanders stopped here last Monday night. He had been on Rogue River to look at the Bybee tract of land and then came up here to look at some of the places here. He is well pleased with the prospects here, but wants to look around some more before he decides where to purchase. He is not only looking for himself but for others. He has been looking over some of the places Page & Lawton have listed in this section.
    Mr. Mahoney and his daughter, Mrs. Albert, who are living on the unsurveyed land north of Big Butte, were here on their way to Medford. Mr. Mahoney went for a load of [omission] for the big sawmill at Butte Falls, and his daughter went to Medford to buy supplies. Mr. Austin and Mrs. Wilson were also here last Saturday night on their way to their home on the unsurveyed land. Mrs. Wilson thinks that this country has the most delightful climate and is the proper place for one who is in search of health.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    S. C. Bruce, who has a home in the unsurveyed section, started last week for Spokane, Washington.
    Rev. Wherry, a Baptist minister, held services here and also at Brownsboro during the past week. He had very good congregations at all of these meetings.
    The ladies of Eagle Point had an ice cream social on Tuesday night of last week. It was a kind of a basket social, each lady bringing in something to make the heart glad. Those who were in attendance pronounced it a grand success, but whenever the ladies of Eagle Point undertake to do anything they always succeed.
    Rev. John Lawrence, of the unsurveyed section, will preach in the Eagle Point church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mr. Lawrence is an old evangelist, having been in the work in different states for several years, and from the way he carries on a conversation he is likely to interest an audience. There is a minister from Central Point who has sent word to friends that he will be here the same Sunday night. So while we have had almost a famine in that line, we will have a literary and perhaps a spiritual feast.
    The Butte Falls stage, that has been running from Medford to Butte Falls, has changed its route and now starts from the Sunnyside Hotel every morning and meets the train at 8:45 a.m., and one starts from Butte Falls the same time and connects with the train at 4:45 p.m. This is a great convenience to the traveling public. The railroad company is making preparations to extend the road. They are having ties hauled out, there being several teams engaged hauling from Caster's, where the Harris company is putting up a sawmill to cut ties for the railroad.
    On Wednesday of last week the first car of the P.&E.R.R. came out and brought quite a number of Medford folks and on Thursday entered formally on the work on the new railroad, and a large delegation of our citizens turned out to meet the train and many of them brought the products of our soil, and had a long table, decorated with a grand display of flowers, fruits, vegetables, grasses, etc. John Cook made a few remarks on the arrival of the train after which Mr. Estes responded in a short talk, setting forth some of the things that we may expect from the company. The train is now coming and going regularly and I understand that the company is doing very well considering the fact that Eagle Point is but a small village, but during the past week business has been remarkably brisk.
    Robbie Jonas and wife surprised his parents one day last week by presenting themselves at the family home. Mr. and Mrs. Jonas knew nothing of their son's marriage until he introduced his wife, and to say that they were surprised hardly expresses the thought. Mr. Jonas says that he hardly knows how to treat a daughter, for he never had one before, but expressed the wish that they would remain until he becomes acquainted with his daughter. Mr. Jonas has been principal of a school in Walla Walla, Wash., with about two hundred pupils and four teachers under him, and also publisher and editor of a newspaper in that city. We of Eagle Point naturally feel proud of such young men coming from among us, and his many friends here are wishing him and his estimable wife a long and prosperous journey through life.
Medford Mail, July 5, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Rev. Davis went to Derby last Wednesday and to the unsurveyed region to organize Sunday schools.
    Section Boss Anderson has rented the Peachey home and expects his family to arrive by the time this is in type.
    Dr. Holt is building a barn on a lot he purchased from J. H. Carlton and getting the material all out of an old residence.
    The P.&E. Railroad has erected a small house for a store room to answer until they can get the lumber out to build a depot.
    Mrs. Sarah Guerin, of Portland, has been here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown.
    Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Edmondson, Jr., came to the Sunnyside last week with a sick child and Dr. Holt was called. At this writing she is thought to be some better.
    The Butte Falls stage that starts from the Sunnyside Hotel every morning at 8:45 a.m. is always loaded, and sometimes they are not able to take all the passengers.
    Our town is getting to be one of the liveliest little towns in Southern Oregon, and the present prospect is that we will have a big run all fall. The Sunnyside Hotel has already had to erect two large tents for lodging rooms and needs still more.
    Rev. A. J. Folsom, of Portland, missionary of Congregational Church and Rev. M. C. Davis and Edward Green will commence a series of meetings in Eagle Point next Monday, July 2, 1907. Rev. Folsom is said to be an energetic and live preacher and it will pay to go out and hear him.
    The small mill that was erected at Butte Falls has been moved to the Caster place about twelve miles from here, and will be used to cut ties for the P.&E. Railroad, and as soon as that is completed and teams can be secured work on the railroad will be pushed right along until it reaches the big timber.
    John D. Holst and wife had a little celebration of their own on the Fourth of July, '07, when there came into the family a twelve-pound daughter. To say that they had a joyful time does not overstate the facts in the case, for John thought it was one of the happiest Fourths he ever spent.
    While at Round Top I had the pleasure of meeting Vern Baldwin, son of Monroe Baldwin, who started back to Redwood Falls, Minnesota, a short time ago, with an invalid son, who died on the way. Mr. Baldwin has so fallen in love with this country that he has decided to remain here and has taken up a timber claim near Grand Cove, this county.
    John Kirkpatrick, who has been making his home with us for several months, started for Fort Klamath Tuesday morning with his son, Jeff, and Mr. Booth, who came in last week. They went to Medford and procured their loads, returning to Eagle Point Monday. They report that the haying business in the Fort Klamath country will not be as extensive this summer as usual, that the stockmen out there are pasturing their lands more than usual and intend to turn off the cattle this fall, as a large percent of them are steers and will be made into beef.
    Mrs. O. Gilbert and her friend Mrs. E. Woolsoncroft, of Ashland, came out last Sunday on the P.&E. train and spent the day visiting old-time friends in Eagle Point, among whom were Mrs. Geo. Brown and her family of daughters. They took dinner at the Sunnyside and in the afternoon A. C. Howlett took them out for a drive and to see the town and surrounding country. They seemed to greatly enjoy the ride and the fine scenery, they drove by some of the famous onion and strawberry patches, and took in the most of the town.
    On Tuesday of last week I took a trip to the Round Top mill after a load of lumber, and upon arriving there found that they had broken a cogwheel and that Mr. Stepp, one of the proprietors of the mill, had gone to Medford to get another one made at the Medford Iron Works. While there I learned that they had about three hundred thousand feet of lumber on hand and were sending it out as fast or faster than they could make it. They had just received an order for 30,000 feet of lumber for the Butte Falls bank building and another large order for the depot building at Eagle Point, besides smaller orders were constantly coming in. From what I can learn all the mills in that section of the country are kept busy all the time. The road to the Round Top mill is in the best condition I ever saw it in and with very little work it can be made good enough for anyone to haul over.
Medford Mail, July 19, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Miss Jennie Lewis was visiting friends in Medford last week.
    J. H. Carlton has had new screen doors put in his store.
    Miss Gernell Jackson has been visiting the family of Arthur Nichols.
    Mr. and Mrs. Russell, of Medford, came out last Sunday evening on the train.
    Autos are getting to be quite a common sight on our streets nowadays.
    Prof. Abe Bish and family came on the P.&E. Monday morning on their way to visit Mrs. Bish's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peachey.
    Revs. Folsom, Green, Davis and Fletcher commenced a protracted meeting here last Monday, to continue all week.
    The new railroad management are having considerable surveying done, but the people are wondering where it will locate the road and where they will establish the depot.
    Miss Jones, of Roxy Ann, was visiting her sister, Mrs. Stone, last Sunday. She was accompanied by Miss Cassie Plymire, Miss Maud Peachey and Miss Hannah Wenn, of Yankee Creek.
    We have had another change in the time for the arrival of the stage from Central Point; it now arrives about ten o'clock a.m. and with the irregularity of the Southern Pacific trains we get our mail whenever we can. Our Portland papers lay over in Central Point until through grace [we] are allowed to have them. We are living in hopes that a new mail route will be established from Medford to this place, and then we will get our mail more regularly.
    Rev. M. C. Davis passed through here one day last week on his way to the unsurveyed region, returning via Peyton. He reports the Sunday school at that place is in a flourishing condition. He preached there twice last Sunday. While on the unsurveyed tract he made partial arrangements with Rev. John Fletcher to take charge of the work here and at Table Rock. Rev. Fletcher is an able and interesting speaker, and the people of this community will give him a cordial welcome.
    Rev. W. S. Smith, traveling Sunday school missionary for the Presbyterian Church, preached for us Saturday evening, and Sunday morning and evening. He is quite a forcible speaker and made a favorable impression on the audience. Elder Moomaw had an appointment to preach at eleven o'clock, but kindly gave way for Mr. Smith. F. A. Myer and his mother, of Talent, were out to hear Mr. Moomaw, but were not much disappointed as Mr. Smith gave us a fine sermon.
    S. C. Bruce and wife, of the unsurveyed country, stopped here one night last week, and his brother came out and stayed one day and that evening, Friday, was met by Mr. Austin and two young men. Mr. Bruce and one of the young men went on their way to Medford that night and the next morning Mr. Austin and the other young [man] started on toward Medford on foot. Everybody nowadays seems to want to see Bliton.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    George and John Daley took a trip to the high hills some weeks ago and have not returned yet.
    Cephas Moomaw started last Monday for Lemoine, Calif., to work with his brother, Ben, in a lumber camp.
    Mr. and Mrs. Holden, of Elk Creek, stopped here last Sunday night on their way to Medford on a business trip.
    John Higinbotham and his wife were pleasant callers one day last week. They report business lively in their section.
    Rev. John Fletcher of the unsurveyed section will preach here the second Sunday in August both morning and evening.
    Miss Maggie Daley returned from Ashland last Monday, where she had been for a few days' visit with Miss Bertha Peachey.
    Dr. Pickel, of Medford, has been called out to see Arthur Pool, who is lying very low with heart trouble, also to see Wm. Ulrich, who is troubled with an abscess.
    People are coming here every few days looking for houses to rent. If someone who has the capital to build with would invest some of it in that way it would be a good investment.
    Jason Hartman has just completed a bridge across Butte Creek on the old John Daley place for Messrs. Tronson and Guthrie. They are also building a new house on the place.
    The P.&E. railroad company seems to be doing considerable business carrying passengers and freight.
    There were two loads of telegraph poles loaded at the depot a few days ago for the company.
    John Ashpole came near being badly hurt a short time ago. He was hauling a load of manure and in crossing a small ditch he was thrown out of the wagon on his head and was unconscious for some time.
    Mrs. Saltmarsh came up from the Willamette Valley one day last week to see her father, A. Pool, and left her purse containing about fifty dollars lying on the seat in the car of the P.&E. It was found by the conductor and returned to the owner the next morning.
    J. E. Stepp, of the Round Top Lumber Co., and his son, Mat, came out last Sunday and took the morning train for Medford, returning in the afternoon accompanied by his two daughters, Misses Maggie and Hattie, who have been visiting in Medford.
    Last week as Ed Cingcade and his father were hauling a load of hay a clip came off one of the singletrees, the tongue dropped down and the wagon turned over--Mr. Cingcade jumped off and Ed was pulled off by the lines and quite badly hurt on the knee, wrist and head, but he is getting on all right.
    Last Sunday there was quite a number of the citizens of Jacksonville came out on the train. Some brought their lunch with them and others took dinner at the Sunnyside. Among the picnickers who came several stopped off at the R.R. bridge on Butte Creek and spent the time fishing and hunting berries. Among those who came on to town were O. Harbaugh and family, Chris. Ulrich and family and a gentleman who attends to the wants of the people of Jacksonville with his dray, and his family, Miss Mollie Britt and Mrs. Smith and her daughter.
    Our U.S. mail arrives here sometimes at one time and sometimes at another, and the contractor so manages his drives [that] the mail sometimes gets here in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon, and the result is our Portland daily paper has to lay over in Central Point overnight and the news gets quite stale by the time it reaches here. We were in hopes that arrangements could be made to have the P.&E. train carry the mail from Medford and then we would get our mail a day sooner. If the Agate post office could be revived and established at the Gregory place, on the P.&E. road, and have the mail brought out on the P.&E. it would accommodate a large number of people.
    W. F. Arant, superintendent of the Crater Lake Park, and his brother from the Willamette Valley were pleasant callers Monday last week on their way to the home of the former. They had been to Medford for supplies. Mr. Arant reports the road between here and Crater Lake in a fair condition, but needing some work done on it. He thinks that with the expenditure of about seven hundred dollars that the road could be placed in a first-class condition and suggests that if Medford is awake that it will look after the matter, as Ashland and Klamath Falls are doing all they can to draw the travel on that route. He says that he has a force of ten men at work on the new route from White Horse--that is one of the camping places on the route between here and Crater Lake--to the Crater Lake road from Fort Klamath. On the new route that he has surveyed out and is working he will cut off some of the distance and cut out the hill going to the summit on the old road, having a grade of not more than twelve inches to the rod anywhere, whereas on the route we now travel we have to ascend a hill that in one place the grade is forty-six and a half inches to the rod. He thinks that he will be able to have the road finished in time for the fall travel, and if the people of Medford will wake up, have the road repaired between this valley and White Horse, we can safely count on having about all the tourists go by this route.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Charles Cingcade started last week for Walla Walla, Washington.
    Born--July 20, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Boothby, a son.
    Mrs. Newport and her sister, Julia , of San Francisco, came up last week to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. . Miss Julia went to Mt. Pitt to visit her sister, Mrs. Wm. Perry
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cingcade came in from Klamath Falls last Saturday. Mr. Cingcade remained in Central Point and his wife went on to Big Butte to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Obenchain.
    Mr. and Mrs. Charley Edmondson and their daughter, Miss Bernice, came out last Monday night to assist in the care of Benj, Edmondson's child, who is laying very low at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Misses Emma and Bessie Maury, of Coquille, have been here visiting their grandmother, Mrs. A. M. Thomas. They started on their return trip last Monday, but expect to visit friends on their way home.
    In my items last week I announced that Rev. John Fletcher would preach at Eagle Point on the second Sunday--next Sunday--at eleven o'clock and at night, but was misinformed. He will preach at Table Rock at eleven o'clock and in Eagle Point in the evening.
    D. L. Clouse, president of the Fidelity Mutual Aid Association of Portland, came out last Saturday evening on the P.&E. train to adjust the claim of John A. Ashpole for injuries sustained by his fall, reported a few weeks ago. The claim was accepted and the amount paid. Mr. Clouse returned to Medford Sunday morning.
    Last Thursday I was called to take a man by the name of Geo. C. Smith and family, consisting of wife and son, to Peyton. He bought a tract of land in that neighborhood eight years ago from a widow lady in Portland and had never seen it, so concluded to go up and find it. His home is in San Antonio, Texas, but he is so favorably impressed with this country that he talks of moving onto his property next summer. We found the road to Peyton in a fine condition, with the exception of a short distance just beyond Clark's Creek, where it is so rocky that the road is bound to be rough until it is covered with crushed rock or gravel. While at Peyton I learned that they have a new hall where they hold Sunday school and preaching. Mrs. Peyton reports that they have a fine Sunday school and a good attendance at preaching services.
    The Eagle Point Ladies Aid Society had an apron sale last Thursday. It was gotten up on short notice. Mesdames Buck and Smith of Medford sent word that they would be out on Thursday to reorganize the W.C.T.U., and a few of our Eagle Point ladies, among whom were Mesdames J. W. Grover, A. J. Florey, W. A. Smith and Alice Cook, took a notion that they would have an apron sale at that time, and so they commenced to advertise it. The word was passed around and the result was that the society took in from the sale of ice cream and cake the sum of $33.60 and I was authorized to say that that money is to be applied, first to pay for the insurance on the church building, second to purchase a new lock for the church door and the rest to be applied, with the fund on hand, to purchase seats for the church. The two ladies above referred to, Mesdames Buck and Smith, came out as announced and reorganized the W.C.T.U. with ten adult members: Mrs. J. W. Grover, president; Mrs. A. J. Florey, vice president; Mrs. Alice Cook, secretary; Mrs. J. A. Jones, treasurer.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. Ella Taylor, of Ashland, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. A. J. Florey.
    There was quite a number of our young folks went to Medford last Saturday, returning Sunday.
    S. H. Harnish and family started Saturday for the Blue Canyon. They were accompanied by W. H. Bowen.
    Rev. A. L. D. Minear, of Jacksonville, a Dunkard minister, will preach here next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m.
    Last Monday E. S. Wolfer and Clarence Meeker passed through here on their way to their homesteads on Elk Creek.
    Elder J. P. Moomaw had the misfortune to be kicked by a colt last Monday, but fortunately was not seriously hurt.
    The heavy rain last week did considerable damage to the stacked grain and hay, although it helped the fruit and vegetables.
    Chris Beale and Mr. Hendrith stopped here on their way to Ashland last week and Chris brought back a load of furniture for Butte Falls.
    H. J. Langdon, for the present stopping at Trail with his family, came down Sunday afternoon to meet two of his friends, who came out on the P.&E. train.
    The Butte Falls stage that leaves here every morning except Sunday seems to have about all that they can do in the way of carrying passengers and often have to hire extra teams to carry them.
    Mrs. Mary Albert, of the unsurveyed [region,] has been visiting in Ashland and Medford and for the past several days has been a guest at the Sunnyside Hotel at Eagle Point. Her father, Mr. Mahoney, came down last Monday with a load of yew posts for parties in Medford.
    Messrs. Norris and Henderson started last Monday morning for the Caster sawmill for loads of ties, but could not get their loads and Mr. Norris came back and loaded up with machinery for Butte Falls. Mr. H. remained to have a load sawed for him.
    Frank Manning of Leeds spent several days in Medford and at the Sunnyside the last of last week. John X. Miller, of Trail, was also a guest at the same hostelry the last of the week. There has been quite a run of business here for the past two or three weeks, and if the amount  of people and teams that stop with us is any indication Eagle Point is getting to be quite a lively town.
    Rev. John Fletcher, of the unsurveyed region, preached for us last Sunday, both morning and evening. At night he had a full house and the best of behavior. He is one of the old-fashioned preachers that preach straight from the shoulder. He is very popular and has consented to preach here again on the first Sunday in next month, Sept. 1st.
    A man by the name of Warner, from Iowa, stopped off here last Sunday and I took him to Trail where he met his son, whom he had not seen for some fifteen years. I brought back with me Mrs. Hammond, of Trail, who wanted to go to Medford on business, but when she reached here she met her husband and learned that she would not have to go any farther so they returned to Trail Monday morning.
    The railroad force is, at this writing, putting in a stub on the desert near where the old telephone road crosses the railroad track, and they are preparing to put in a "Y" at this place. The sawmill at Caster's has been troubled on account of the lack of water, and the teamsters  engaged to haul ties for the railroad have had to lay off for several days, but they started up again last Monday and expect to do business right along.
    On Tuesday of last week, August 6th, Sylvia Edmondson, the little girl that was sick for several weeks at our home, passed away; aged 2 years and 9 months. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Edmondson, desire the Mail to extend their thanks to the kind friends who rendered them so much assistance during the sickness and at the time of the death of their child. Your Eagle Point correspondent took the remains to the Butte Falls cemetery on the 7th and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Owens, of Butte Falls. There was quite a number of people from the Falls and surrounding country at the funeral.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    I am glad to be able to announce that Arthur Pool, who has been very ill, has so far recovered as to be able to ride up to town.
    Nimrod Charley brought out two loads of lumber to the railroad here for shipment last Monday. He expects to bring out about 40,000 feet and ship it to Medford this summer.
    Attorney Mattingly, of Medford, and Mr. Saling were pleasant callers last week; the former named gentleman was out to look at our wonderful country and to get acquainted with the people in these parts.
    Jesse Applegate, of Ashland, was a pleasant caller the first of last week. He was on his way from the Elk Creek mines, where he has been in the interest of a mining syndicate of New York. He seems to think that there will be something doing up there in the mining business before long.
    Married.--At the court house in Jacksonville, Oregon, August 17, 1907, by Judge Dunn Aaron Smith and Miss Elizabeth Stowell. That Saturday night Mrs. Gus Nichols gave them a wedding supper and they also had a social dance, at which quite a number of their friends were present.
    Mr. Wamsley took the contract for painting the inside of the annex to the school house and laying the floor in the upper story. He has finished the painting and is getting the lumber on the ground for the floor. Thus by degrees we are getting our school house finished, but we live in hopes of having another room for school purposes here before long, and if the people will turn out at our school meetings, as they did the last school meeting, we will soon have a board of directors in that will try to build up our schools and have the best of teachers.
    We are having another feast in the line of religious services. Last Sunday Rev. Minear, of Jacksonville, preached in the forenoon and Rev. Archer, a Baptist minister, preached at night. There were also present Elder J. P. Moomaw and Rev. Ethel, a Methodist minister, from Iowa, a nephew of M. A. Pool. Rev. Archer announced that he would continue the meetings all this week. Rev. John Fletcher, our popular missionary preacher from the unsurveyed region, will preach here the first Sunday in next month, September 1st.
    Ernest Cole, recently from the southern part of Missouri, purchased fifteen acres of land of C. H. Pierce & Son of Medford, joining the Moomaw place, it being a part of the old Wm. Daley place, consideration twenty-two dollars per acre. Mr. Cole moved onto the place and pitched his tent and has gone to work. He intends to put out an orchard and go into the poultry business. The only fault we have to find with him is that he has no wife and children to help our school along.
    Last Sunday the Central Point stage drove up to our door and who should get out but our daughter Tavia (Mrs. G. A. Shaw) and her three children. She took us by complete surprise, as we had no notice of her coming. That afternoon our house was filled with her old schoolmates and friends. Her husband and a friend of his are on the way with a rig. They expect to visit Eastern Oregon while here and see Crater Lake and some of the surrounding scenery.
    The railroad is proving quite an item in business circles, as our producers are shipping hay, grain, fruit, lumber etc., to different parts of the world, besides our business men are having their goods brought in on the cars. Some of our people are getting anxious because the new railroad company don't go to grading and extending their track, but they are running a new survey trying to find a route they can run without so many steep grades. They are talking of changing the road where it is already laid, raising the bridge across Butte Creek at least three feet and changing the entire route from the present terminus and running farther east, striking the foothills near Frank Nichols'. This leaves the Derby route altogether.
Medford Mail, August 29, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--September 1st, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Jack, a daughter.
    John Higinbotham drove in last Tuesday night with Jesse Spencer and wife, Mrs. Albert and her two sisters, the Misses Mahoney, on their way to Medford.
    Mr. Lindley and son and two young men came out last Tuesday and stopped overnight on their way to Prospect. They met Mr. Porter and his friends at the Eagle Point depot and took them to Prospect.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Scammon of Minneapolis, Minn., arrived last Sunday evening and went direct to Mrs. Scammon's brother-in-law's, R. R. Minter. They took them completely by surprise. They had a joyful meeting.
    Jesse Applegate had a load of supplies taken from here to the Elk Creek mines last Monday. Mr. Mahoney did the hauling for him. They brought out a heavy casting for repairs that was broken in the quartz mill.
    Grant Shaw and his friend, Ed. Wheeler, of Fairview, Oregon, arrived last week. They are looking over the country with a view for settling in Southern Oregon. They expect to go to Klamath County and visit Crater Lake before they return.
    Prof. W. L. Arant, of Eastern Oregon, and his cousin E. L. Arant, of Klamath Falls, were pleasant callers last Sunday. The Professor had been out to Klamath County to visit his uncle, Supt. Arant, of the Crater Lake Park, and was on his way home to take charge of his school, and the other on his way to Medford for a load of pipe to be used to bring water from Anna Creek to the buildings in the Crater Lake Park.
    Last Tuesday there were four capitalists from different parts of the country met here for dinner, looking for land and homes. They were M. L. Shover, of Troy, Ohio, C. W. Gibbs and Adam Emig, of Leavenworth, Washington, and Jesse Cook of Burbank, S.D. The latter named gentleman has bought property in East Medford, but still wants more. They all seemed to think that our Eagle Point country was the proper place. They visited Wolfer's strawberry garden and were surprised to find great luscious strawberries this time of the year. They were also surprised to see such onions as they found in A. L. Haselton's garden; in fact they think that this is a wonderful country.
Medford Mail, September 6, 1907, page 6


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Rev. Decker of Ashland, a Dunkard preacher, is here this week holding a series of meetings.
    Rev. John Fletcher, of the unsurveyed section, will preach here next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. and Rev. M. C. Davis will preach at night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jones, son-in-law and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, arrived last week from Seattle, Washington, where he is engaged to contracting and building work.
    John Shaller and wife (nee Josie Pool), of Yamhill County, are here at the bedside of her father, Arthur Pool. Benton Pool also arrived last week. Mr. Pool is quite ill and but little hope for his recovery.
    Mr. and Mrs. James H. Wamsley, and niece, Miss I. W. Young, of Los Angeles, California, arrived at the residence of his brother last week and returned to their home last Tuesday. They are traveling for their health.
    Last Thursday night Jesse Applegate came in from the Buzzard mine on Elk Creek about ten o'clock, ate his supper and had me take him to Central Point in time to catch the midnight train, as he wanted to reach Ashland that night, but the wreck on the S.P. track detained the train so that he had to hire another rig to take him to Ashland. He appears to be in fine spirits over the prospect of the mine.
    James Jordan and J. E. Vaughn, both of Iowa, stopped here last Tuesday night and while here Mr. Jordan bought the Cook property of Mrs. Alice Cook, consideration $1200. He says that he has been a constant reader of the Mail, and the Eaglets was the cause of his coming here to look for a home. He says that he wants to find a place where he can live and enjoy life in a good climate and healthful location, and thinks that he has found it here.
    Last Sunday night while Elder J. P. Moomaw was attending church his horse broke loose from the hitching post and started for home. They first tried to go the trail but finding that rather difficult they turned their course and took the road for about half a mile then left the road and took for the woods and finally hung up against a tree, and strange as it may seem they broke nothing except a stay chain and pole strap; even the cover of the rig was not hurt although there were trees all along the route.
    A gentleman by the name of Price, of Colorado, stopped with us one night last week. He was looking over our country with the object of locating here. He has been carefully examining our land with reference to gardening and small fruit raising and expressed himself as highly pleased with our section for he had seen our onions and berries, especially Wolfer's strawberries that are now bearing the second crop. He said that he wanted to visit some other sections of the country, but thought that around Eagle Point was good enough for him.
    On Wednesday of last week Mrs. Rachel Allen, of Oregon City and her daughter, Mrs. Mary Hull, of Portland, arrived at the Sunnyside Hotel and on Thursday your correspondent took them up to Derby to the former's son, John Allen. Mrs. Allen is 87 years of age and is quite spry, has never had to wear glasses and can get around quite well for a lady of her age. While up in that section Mr. Allen took me out to see some of the changes that had taken place since I lived in that section and among other things he showed me a tract of land that was then covered with vine maple, balm trees and ash trees, but now is one of the finest timothy meadows in the country. The clearing of the land cost him about three hundred dollars and he cut hay enough from it the first two years to pay all the expenses of clearing and had some left. He is now utilizing the ground by pasturing his best cattle on it. There is no telling what the outcome of our hill ranches will be until men get hold of them that have the nerve and energy to clear the land and bring it into use.
Medford Mail, September 20, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Al and Charley Morine came out from their Elk Creek home last Sunday on their way to Medford.
    Last week W. H. Bowen and Ernest Cole went to the natural bridge on Rogue River to take a hunt.
    J. F. Ditsworth left here last Sunday for Klamath County with a load of fruit and vegetables.
    A. S. Combs of Siskiyou County, Calif., has secured a position as foreman on the Guthrie and Tronson place.
    S. H. Harnish and Irvin Pool started for Fort Klamath with two loads of vegetables for W. F. Smith last week.
    S. H. Harnish has the carpenters, Wamsley and son, putting rustic on his house and Elder J. P. Moomaw is fixing up his home, the old Coy home, ready to move into.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer, of the unsurveyed section, came up from the hop yard near Woodville Monday morning and proceeded on their way to their home in the hills.
    Everybody is busy now and times are good. Lumber hauling is all the go. The farmers are very busy cutting the third crop of alfalfa and hands are scarce.
    Mrs. George Morine of Bonanza, Oregon, and her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Conrad, came out last Friday to visit old-time friends in Eagle Point, spending the night and attending the dance.
    Mr. Ling and his son accompanied by another young man called for dinner Sunday. They were on their way to Guthrie's and Tronson's to paint the new houses they have just erected.
    Just as I was finishing this epistle Misses Jennie and Gertrude Mahoney, of the unsurveyed country, came in from the hop fields on their way home. They report having had a very pleasant time while in the hop yard.
    Last Sunday we had two congregations disappointed here, as Rev. Fletcher didn't put in an appearance in the forenoon and Rev. Davis failed to come in the evening. The young folks met in Sunday school in the morning and in the evening we had some fine singing. Mrs. Cora Officer acted as organist.
    Grant Shaw and family, accompanied by Ed. Wheeler, all of Multnomah County, Oregon, returned from their trip to Fort Klamath and Crater Lake last Friday. They seem to think that that lake and its surroundings [is] one of the greatest natural beauties of nature on the coast. They report that there was plenty of snow there on Thursday of last week, and very cool in the bargain. Monday morning Mr. Wheeler took the train for Portland.
    The dance last Friday night was a very pleasant affair. There were just enough present to make everything pleasant. There was but very little drinking. A few of the young men who think they have to have a little booze to keep their spirits up brought some along, but the better class disapprove of the use of intoxicants in the company of ladies, so abstained from the use of it altogether.
    County Surveyor Perkins and Mr. Pierce, Jr., came out last Friday to survey the tract of land Ernest Cole bought of Pierce and Son some time ago. They were accompanied by N. C. Sorenson, of Blackford, Idaho, and J. W. Akers, of Nebraska. The latter two were out here to look at the country. They both seemed to be favorably impressed with the appearance of the country around Eagle Point.
    There was a man by the name of Brooks, from Silverton, California, came in from Fort Klamath with him and while here visited Mr. Wolfer's strawberry garden, and to say that he was surprised to find him selling strawberries as large an English walnuts and larger here on the 20th day of September, but nothing surprises us in that line except that everybody who has water to irrigate does not have them, for the Butte Creek soil is all right for almost everything that we want to raise.
    Last Friday W. B. Chance, of Albany, Oregon, Deputy Labor Commissioner, came out on the P.&E. and had me take him up to Round Top mill to examine the machinery and etc. He found the mill in good running order and made some good suggestions as to improvements etc. On the way home we came by Brownsboro so that he could see the country. He was highly pleased with our timber, and promised to return in the near future and go further back into the timber belt. That night he met Nimrod Charley at our hotel and had a long talk with him in regard to his mill and gave him some fine points on protecting the laborers in the mill. The mill men seemed to appreciate his visit. He made a good impression on their minds.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    J. A. Jonas has been putting some substantial improvements on his house the last week.
    More land buyers were out here the first of the week looking for homes, but I didn't learn their names.
    Floyd Pierce and family were over from Forest Creek last week to visit Mrs. Pierce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
    Messrs. Lawton and Stoddard were out last Sunday morning with a land buyer looking at some of the places northeast of Eagle Point.
    S. H. Harnish and Irvin Pool returned from Ft. Klamath last Saturday; they came by the way of Klamath Falls, and found bad roads and high-priced horse feed. Mr. Harnish says he don't want any more of that road in his travels.
    Mrs. L. B. Sorrels, of Grants Pass, Oregon, Deputy Organizer of Knights and Ladies of Security, assisted by Rev. Gillette, of Central Point, are guests at the Sunnyside Hotel at Eagle Point, organizing a society here. They seem to be meeting with good success.
    Our son-in-law, Grant Shaw, and family started last Tuesday for their home in Multnomah County. They went by team. Mrs. Shaw came out several weeks ago by train and wanted to go through the country in a rig so she could get a better view of the country.
    Our school opened last Monday morning with Prof. Jesse G. Walker, of Ashland, as principal. The board has not secured the services of a primary teacher as yet, but there are several of the pupils who have passed the eighth grade, and one of them has charge of that department until the board can secure a regular teacher.
    There was a box social last Saturday night given in Lewis' hall in the interest of the lodge of Knights and Ladies of Security. There was not a very large attendance as it was not generally known that there was to be one, but those who attended seemed to have had a good time.
    Walter Foster, formerly of Clackamas, but now working for U.S. and a friend of his, both from the Elk Creek hatchery, dropped in Sunday afternoon. Mr. Bolle was on his way to Grants Pass to work in the hatchery. There they report but little doing at the Elk Creek hatchery except catching some trout, as the salmon catching season is over.
    Mrs. Onnia Thomas, a sister of our postmaster, A. J. Florey, from Santa Clara, Calif., and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jessie Thomas, of San Francisco, arrived at the residence of Mr. Florey last Saturday. The brother and sister have not met before for forty years. Mrs. Ella Taylor, a cousin of Mr. Florey, is also visiting the Florey family.
    Last week the remains of the late Martin F. Hurst, who died in Ashland, was buried in the old family cemetery on the old home place, now owned by his son-in-law, Thos. Riley. About all of the old citizens attended the funeral. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hoxie. A more extended mention of his death was made in the last issue of the Mail. He as a man was highly esteemed in this section where he raised his family, and his wife and children, who survive him, have the sympathy of the host of friends they have in these parts.
    On Thursday of last week, Mrs. Howlett gave a quilting and rag tacking party to a few of her friends, partly to enable the Perry girls and their mother and partly to enable our daughter, Mrs. Tavie Shaw, and her husband to meet with a number of their old friends and schoolmates, and partly because she, Mrs. Howlett, dearly loves to have a good social time. Well, she gave the party and from all accounts had a royal good time--I was not at home that day, but my reporter says there were just forty-seven grown persons and twenty children, not counting our own home folks and regular boarders. It is not necessary for me to say a word about the dinner, but there was enough left when we arrived home that night for us--the two Smith boys and myself, who had been to Round Top mill for lumber; well the result was the ladies quilted out six and three-fourths quilts and sewed all the carpet rags Mrs. Howlett had on hand, and among other things had one of the most enjoyable times of their lives. Mrs. Perry and her daughters were all here except Hattie (Mrs. Allen). She was visiting her mother-in-law and brother-in-law, John Allen, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Hull, at the residence of John Allen near Derby, and Lottie (Mrs. McGuid). They were unavoidably absent, sending their regrets. It is useless for me to give the names of all of those who were present but will say that almost everyone among the ladies in the neighborhood near here that love a good time.
Medford Mail, October 4, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Nimrod Charley is hauling out a fine lot of lumber and putting it at the P.&E.R.R.
    Ed Warner and wife, of Medford, came on the car last Tuesday and went with George West to Butte Falls.
    D. F. Karnes and family, of Medford, were out last week visiting Mrs. Karnes' mother, Mrs. Heckathorn, and her brother, Frank Lewis.
    During the past week there has been at least a dozen men here looking for land, and I suppose there is as many more that don't come to the Sunnyside.
    When Miss Maggie Stepp was going home from Eagle Point last Sunday she lost a jacket, and the finder will please leave it at Mr. Daley's store or at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Mr. Allen, a bartender in the Moore Hotel of Medford, is at present a guest at the Sunnyside, trying to recuperate his health. He is using the water from the Eagle Point Sulfur Spring.
    Miss Maggie Stepp, of Round Top, came out last week with your Eagle Point correspondent, returning last Sunday with John Iseli and wife who came out last Saturday and went to Medford on the P.&E. car.
    Speaking about the P.&E. railroad they, the P.&E. people, are making the regular trip twice a day. They have put in a spur also that they can take the passenger train back to Medford behind the locomotive instead of pushing it as they did at first. They have also built a chute to load stock and seem to be doing considerable business.
    A. C. Howlett has gone to hauling lumber from Round Top mill in his old age to enlarge and remodel the Sunnyside Hotel and consequently news items are rather scarce this week. The road on the north side of Round Top is simply awful, mud, rocks, roots and ruts, but we get there all the same and get a fine quality of lumber.
    There is a deal on foot where land that was bought last spring for eight and ten dollars an acre is now being sold for forty and fifty dollars per acre, simply because people are beginning to learn that about the best fruit land in Southern Oregon is in the Butte Creek country, and now there is an effort made by people who desire to go into fruit culture to procure a tract of our land.
    There was a wool-picking party given by Mrs. J. H. Carter last Tuesday night and as usual Mrs. Howlett went, and when she got out her wool cards one of our boarders said that he had never heard before of carding wool, and there were several present who never had seen a wool card before, so Mrs. Howlett had to get some wool and show them how they worked. They had lots of fun over their ignorance of the things that were common in our boyhood days.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Hon. H. von der Hellen was a pleasant caller Sunday for dinner.
    Miss Gernell Jackson was the guest of Miss Agnes Howlett Sunday p.m.
    A. J. Daley has had a new roof put on his barn. Wamsley and son did the work.
    Dr. Page has had a new roof put on his barn, and had a large tract of land cleared.
    Thomas Coy has re-roofed his residence and added several conveniences to the house.
    N. L. Narregan was out last week looking over the tract of land he bought of Grant Mathews.
    Bert Harris and George Daley, Sr., were on the Round Top range looking for something in the timber line.
    Frank Lewis has been hauling out lumber from the Round Top mill to build a confectionery establishment.
    Surveying parties have been out in these parts subdividing some of the tracts of land that have been recently purchased.
    People are taking advantage of the fine spell of weather and doing up their fall work and getting ready to put in their fall grain.
    Ed Higinbotham has been hauling lumber to be used in extending the Antelope bridge, as it is likely to go out unless it is fixed soon.
    S. S. Aiken and Mrs. Hollenbeak were guests here last Saturday night. Mrs. Hollenbeak was en route to Prospect to take charge of a hotel there.
    Mrs. Alyce Green, of San Francisco, arrived at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, last week and started on her return trip Tuesday.
    J. H. Ditsworth was here last Saturday night and took out some of the Eagle Point onions for the Klamath County folks. He also took a quantity of strawberries, put up fresh in sugar in jars for the market.
    Mrs. Wm. Spencer and her daughter, Miss Beatrice, came out from the unsurveyed region last Saturday and are at present guests at the Sunnyside Hotel. Miss Beatrice expects to go to Lebanon to take a commercial course in the school at that place. Mrs. Jessie Spencer is also with them, and the three will remain in this section for a short time, making Eagle Point their headquarters.
    While Medford and Central Point can boast, and justly too, of their fine apples, we on Butte Creek can have something to say on that line, for Guthrie & Tronson sold thirty boxes of choice apples to E. H. Harriman, the railroad king, at seven dollars a box on the cars at Eagle Point. That shows what the Butte Creek Valley will do in the line of apples, and we have a few peaches, seedlings, that will compare favorably with anything in that line--none for sale.
Medford Mail, October 18, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Born--October 6, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. Green Mathews, a son.
    S. H. Harnish has had a new porch put on the front of his residence.
    Wm. Beall and family have returned from Klamath County.
    Mr. Wamsley and son will commence work on the new free ferry next week.
    Mr. Carns has moved from the Caster sawmill into the Brown house again to spend the winter.
    Mrs. A. V. Cook and her adopted son started last week for their new home in Kansas.
    Rev. Minear, of Medford, preached for us last Sunday and next Sunday evening Rev. M. C. Davis will preach for us.
    Mr. Guches has moved into the Daley house until he can build on the tract of land he recently purchased.
    Prof. Narregan has commenced to move his household goods out and is getting ready to live in this favored neighborhood.
    The house that Mr. Pool had erected last summer has just had the roof put on, but work has again stopped on it.
    Wm. Ulrich has sold his place--reserving four or five acres--about 900 acres in all--to Mr. Palmer, of Chicago, consideration $25,000.
    Mr. Guches, son-in-law of John Watkins, has purchased another tract adjoining his consisting of 25 acres, consideration $35 per acre.
    The new mail service by rail commenced last Monday so now we have the mail three times a day from the Southern Pacific railroad. Isn't Eagle Point coming to the front?
    John R. Smith has bought 20 acres of land off the old John Williscroft place including the house and orchard, and barn, consideration $1200.
    Mr. Stone, the barber, and family have moved temporarily to his father-in-law's, Mr. Jones, east of Medford, and has secured J. W. Smith, Jr., to take charge of his shop during his absence.
    J. E. Warren, of Medford, has joined the number of land buyers in this section, as he has purchased of Pierce & Son of Medford a tract of land adjoining Eagle Point consisting of 25 acres, consideration $500.
    Hugo Daley, son of G. W. Daley Jr., the miller in Davis' mill at Medford, came near being drowned one day last week. He was with some other little boys playing along the bank of the creek, and in attempting to cross the log rolled and threw him off on the upper side of the log. He washed under the log down the stream, the other children screamed, and Mr. Childreth ran to the rescue just in time to save him.
    I understand that Pierce & Son, of Medford, have sold another forty-acre tract, but have not been able to learn the facts. Prof. Narregan has bought 96 acres of Grant Mathews, consideration $5000. So the reader of the Mail will see that there is something doing around Eagle Point, and I wish to call the attention of the assessor to the fact that there is more than forty-four thousand dollars worth of property in this school district. Under the old system of assessing the county clerk reported that there was forty thousand and four dollars taxable property in Eagle Point district, and then a change comes and the property was to be assessed at its real value and the property of the "small fry" was raised to three times the former assessment and still our moneyed men didn't have as much property to pay taxes on as they did before, and the clerk reported a raise of about four thousand dollars in the district. Can someone explain how that happened? Speaking of our school district brings to mind the fact that at last accounts we have no primary teacher in our school and no school clerk as the law provides. Why?
Medford Mail, October 25, 1907, page 8


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. Wm. Holmes is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown.
    Thos. Coy, the road supervisor, has been putting gravel on the road and in some places greatly improved it.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Tucker, October 29, 1907, near the Rogue River fish hatchery, an eleven-pound boy.
    B. W. Heberling, who has a homestead north of Butte Falls, came out last Monday for supplies, returning Wednesday.
    Mr. Kincaid and his son came out from Butte Falls. The former went on to Medford, but the son stopped at the Sunnyside.
    Chris Beale and Ben Fredenburg have been to Josephine County buying up young cattle. They met with fairly good success.
    George West stopped Monday night at the Sunnyside. He was on his way to Ashland to see his wife, who is there under medical treatment.
    The P.&E. railroad company cut the wages of their hands working on the road from $2 to $1.50 per day, and the result is, those in the Eagle Point gang quit, so there is nothing doing in that line.
    Prof. N. L. Narregan and his son were pleasant callers Monday and Tuesday. Prof. Narregan is moving his household goods onto the Mathews place which he bought of Grant Mathews.
    B. H. Harris, L. B. Brown and three other men passed through here Tuesday morning on their way to Butte Falls via Caster's mill, to look over the property of the B.F.S.P.L. Co.
    Messrs. Stepp, Iseli and Hamlin, the proprietors of the Round Top mill, have been hauling out lumber and taking back hay and mill stuff. They are getting their mill yard pretty well cleared up.
    Rev. McKee, colporter traveling in the interest of the Baptist Bible Society, preached for us last Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights. He preached in Brownsboro Tuesday night. He is a very earnest and pleasant speaker and made a good impression here. Elder Minear, our Dunkard preacher, will preach here next Sunday, both morning and evening.
    Our school meeting passed off very quietly as the neighborhood is beginning to wake up to the necessity of doing something to put down czar rule in the district. There was a plan to try to keep in the old ring but the people said no, and when they speak something is likely to be done. At the last annual school meeting there was a motion carried to levy a school tax and the year before a similar motion was carried, and strange to relate it has been reported by the chairman that neither of the motions have been reported to the county clerk, but now we think that the business will be properly attended to, as we have elected J. A. Jonas as clerk and he has already proved himself perfectly competent to fill the office.
    Died--At the family residence November 5th Mrs. Melissa A. Smith, wife of John W. Smith, aged seventy years, 2 months and two days. The subject of this sketch was born in the state of Ohio, Sept. 1, 1837, and was married to John W. Smith, December 22, 1855, in the state of Illinois. In the spring of 1860 they moved to Colorado where they remained for eight years, going from there to California in 1868. From there they moved to Jackson County, Oregon, settling on a farm now owned by Dr. Pickel. Having sold the place to a good advantage they bought a part of the old Hull place on the edge of the desert, where they have lived together until she was suddenly called to her reward. During her life she has given birth to nine boys, all of whom are living, except one who died at the age of eighteen. Four of the sons have lived in this county all their lives and but one of the four is married, Rolin. Arthur arrived after the death of his mother, George is in Northwest Canada, Frank is in Lakeview and Alfred in Nebraska. Mrs. Smith was a woman who was highly respected by all who knew her, and the couple have raised a family of eight boys that any parent may well feel proud of. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery November 8th, where a large concourse of old neighbors and friends witnessed the last sad rites. The funeral services were conducted by A. C. Howlett. The pall bearers were James Owens, Charles and Irvin Pruett, Scott Pool, John Bighorn and Mr. Gall.
    J. W. Smith and his sons desire to express their gratitude to their friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance in their hour of bereavement.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. C. E. Hoyt made a business trip to Medford last Tuesday.
    Mrs. Wm. Holmes, who has been visiting here, returned home last Friday.
    Leo Ulrich, who has been working in Portland for some time, returned home last week.
    Mrs. Wm. Brown and her sister, Miss Lottie Taylor, were pleasant callers one evening last week.
    Dick Stepp, of Round Top, who has been in Portland for the last two months, returned last Sunday.
    Our daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, made a trip to Talent to visit her old friend, Mrs. Gardener, nee Clara Richardson.
    A young lady by the name of Miller, from Bybee Springs, stopped here last Friday night on her way to Leeds to take charge of the school in that district.
    Land buyers are continually coming in to look over our part of the country, but there are not many changes taking place, perhaps owing to the flurry in the money market.
    Mesdames Bessie Carlton and Lottie Van Scoy were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Sunday evening. They were the guests of our daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bond and children, of Plush, Eastern Oregon, arrived here last Friday on a visit to Mrs. Bond's mother. Mrs. Bond was formerly Mae Stickel.
    Mr. Moore, of Ashland, having bought a place on Elk Creek, passed through here on his way to Elk Creek last Monday night, stopped at the Sunnyside, and Tuesday went on his way.
    Miss Anna Ulrich, who taught for several weeks without a certificate, secured a permit to teach and has been employed to teach in the Eagle Point school until February, when she will have to take the examination.
    Last week I took a man by the name of Heberling to his homestead on Cattail, hauling provisions for him and his neighbor, Mr. Wolverton. The last named came out last Monday night and stopped at the Sunnyside and Tuesday morning went to Medford.
    Miss Bessie Haselton, one of the graduates of our school and one of the most promising young ladies of our neighborhood, is teaching school in the Foots Creek district and from all accounts is proving herself an acceptable and efficient teacher.
    One day last week as James Ringer, our mail contractor between here and Peyton, was riding along on horseback and the horse stumbled and fell, throwing Mr. Ringer in such a way as to break one of the bones in his left arm and dislocate his wrist. Dr. Holt reduced the fracture and the arm is doing as well as could be expected. Joe Moomaw is carrying the mail for him during his layup.
    I received a letter the other day from our daughter, Mrs. James M. Lewis, of Wilbur, Washington, in which she says: "Papa sends me the Medford Mail so that I can get the news of Jackson County, and hear from home every week.'' If people leaving here for other places would have the Mail follow them they would get not only the news from home but from the entire country.
    One night last week Dr. Holt came near being burned out. He and his family occupy rooms in the Carlton residence, and they use an oil stove. On the occasion referred to he lit the fire in the stove and went into another room, neglecting to regulate the blaze, and it so happened that Geo. Brown was going home from his daughter's, Mrs. Holmes, when he discovered the blaze and gave the alarm and the doctor, hearing the cry of fire, ran to the kitchen just in time to save the house. The walls were badly scorched, but no serious damage done.
    Last Sunday we had whole lot of "meetin'." Elder Minear had an appointment to preach and he brought out with him John A. Myers, Charles Nininger and M. M. Carl, of Sams Valley, and they all took a hand; some read, some prayed, Mr. Minear preached in the forenoon and Mr. Nininger followed with a half-hour exhortation, and at night Mr. Nininger preached for a little over an hour. The house was so cold that some of the congregation went home and others flocked around the stove, and shortly after the last move he stopped and called on Mr. Minear to close and said he thought that we had had as much as we could digest and so let us go home at 9:15.
    Last Saturday your Eagle Point correspondent took Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bruce as far as Kelsoe's, near the Big Butte bridge on the Ft. Klamath road, and while on the road came near having a serious accident. As I was driving along, just after crossing the bridge I lost my balance and fell off of the wagon, but fortunately I lit on the soft sticky and about all the damage done was a little mud on my clothes and a badly scared old man, for when I left the seat I, of course, took the lines with me and left the lady on the seat alone and four horses walking as fast as they could with no driver, but fortunately I had enough breath and wits left in me to take in the situation and started on the run and hallowed, whoa! The horses stopped and I climbed on the wagon again, and Mrs. Bruce was as white as this sheet of paper, although she did not fully realize the danger she was in, for if the horses had realized that they were loose they might have taken a notion into their heads to take a spin.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1907, page 4


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. R. L. Parker, of Butte Falls, was the guest of J. J. Fryer and family one night last week.
    Benj. Fredenburg and Chas. Beale were pleasant callers last week. They have been buying up calves and taking them onto the range on Big Butte.
    D. J. S. Pearce was over last week to visit his sisters, Mesdames Thomas and Saint Clair [Esther Pearce Sinclair], and his niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Bout [sic--Bond? Ball?] and her children.
    Dick Stepp, of Round Top, was a pleasant caller Tuesday night. He reports that the most of the lumber has been sold from the mill yard.
    Bert Higinbotham and John Allen stopped overnight here Friday. They had been to Medford with two loads of hogs, that they sold to George Nichols.
    The two Mrs. Magerle, sisters of Jerry Heckathorn, came down from Woodville and went up to Butte Falls to see their brother who is very sick; at last accounts there was but little change. Drs. Seely and Holt are in attendance.
    John Campbell is here visiting his brother Harry, and Mrs. Scudder.
    Mrs. A. J. Florey and her daughter, Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen, returned from Ashland last week where they had been visiting Mrs. Florey's cousin, Mrs. Ella Brown.
    C. S. Bartlett and his son, E. C. Bartlett, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last Tuesday night. They procured a rig Wednesday morning and proceeded on their way to Trail. They are from the state of Michigan and are looking for timber land.
    Nelson Nye and his sister, Miss Elsie, came out from their home near Prospect to see their brother-in-law, A. J. Florey, our postmaster, who is confined to his bed with pneumonia. Drs. Seely and Holt are in attendance. Wednesday morning he was considerable better.
    Alfred Smith and family from Lincoln, Nebraska, arrived at the home of his father, John W. Smith, last week. He had not heard of the death of his mother until he arrived in Medford. He and his brother Arthur are keeping house for his father.
    Last Sunday Thomas Carney, Richard Calder, J. D. Findley, J. D. Eaton and Ernest Richardson called at the Sunnyside for dinner. They had left Medford Sunday morning about two o'clock, came out to the old Riley home now owned by Thomas Riley and camped until daylight and then went quail hunting. They report having fired one hundred shots and killing eighteen birds. They had the famous dog, Dewey, along and he did most of the hunting.
    Last Sunday night Rev. M. C. Davis, traveling missionary in the interest of the Congregational Sunday school, preached here to a good-sized and attentive congregation, and Monday night preached at the Reese Creek school house and organized a Congregational Sunday school. There were fifty-eight took part in the organization of the school and the following officers were elected for one year: Miss Rose , supt.; Thomas Vestal, secretary; Miss S. Minter, treasurer, and Miss Clara Ewen, librarian. Notwithstanding it was a pitch-dark night and the sticky mud was at its best to stick, there was a good congregation; in fact wherever Mr. Davis preaches he has a full house. He reports that the prospect is very bright at Peyton--the Ditsworth school house, and at Trail. That he organized a church at that place and started a subscription for a church building, with good prospects for success.
    When Rev. Davis preached here last our organist was absent, and he called for someone to volunteer to play and Miss Blanche Cox went forward and filled the position with credit and to the satisfaction of the audience. She is but a child [she was 14], but she shows the right spirit for volunteering and doing the best she could, and her services were highly appreciated.
    Last Sunday the remains of Arthur B. Pool, one of the old residents of this section, was laid to rest in the Brownsboro cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Elder J. P. Moomaw at the family residence and Dr. Holt at the grave. The deceased was born in Ohio in January 1835 and died November 22, 1907, making him 72 years and about 10 months old at the time of his death. The deceased leaves a wife and a number of children by his first wife and a son by his widow. He has been somewhat prominent in business circles in this section as he kept a hotel here and conducted a blacksmith shop for a number of years. The Mail is requested to extend the thanks of the bereaved to the neighbors for their kindness during his long illness.
    On Wednesday of last week I took a trip to Prospect, taking our daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, that far, where her husband met her and Thursday morning they started for their home in Fort Klamath. When we reached Prospect we found about four inches of snow on the ground and the roads as bad as they well could be. There was about sixteen inches of snow at Silver Camp and it was snowing when they, Ed Hoyt and Mr. Parker, for Mr. Parker came over with him as far as Prospect and then came on the rest of the way with me, but the storm ceased Wednesday night and they went on through encountering only about two feet of snow on the summit. On our way back we stopped at L. B. Caster's for dinner and there among other good things they had was a radish that weighed ten pounds and measured twenty-four inches in circumference and eighteen inches in length. So I suggested to Mrs. Caster to let me bring it out and place it in the exhibit building, and I placed it there to show people what can be raised in our foothills, as anything can be raised there that we want for food from peanuts to potatoes, as Mr. Stepp has potatoes that weigh three pounds, and a fine lot of them at that, and anyone can see by calling at the Round Top mill and inquiring for them; they are not for sale.
Medford Mail, November 29, 1907, page 4


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    E. S. Wolfer passed through here last week on his way to visit Mr. Wolfer on Cattail.
    Mrs. Cora Officer and Miss Lottie Taylor went to Jacksonville on Thursday of last week.
    Our postmaster, A. J. Florey, who has been quite ill, is on the road to recovery, I am glad to state.
    Al Boardman, of Butte Falls, was a pleasant caller last Saturday night. He left Sunday for a visit with his son, Charles. [See correction below.]
    Miss Maggie Daley came out Thanksgiving to attend the dance, and to visit her parents. She is attending the business school in Medford.
    Fred Good, of Medford, is stopping at the Sunnyside and is putting out trees on the Frideger place that Mr. Frideger brought from the Charley Taylor place.
    Rev. Robert Fletcher and Dr. S. F. Graves came in from the unsurveyed region last Monday night. They went to Medford Tuesday, returning the came day to the Sunnyside.
    A young man by the name of Fry, son of one of the old Jacksonville pioneers, now living on Little Butte Creek, brought out a load of hogs last Monday which he sold to J. H. Carlton.
    George West, who has been in Ashland for a little over a week with his wife, who is there undergoing medical treatment, returned last Monday and on Tuesday went to his homestead in the neighborhood of Willow Creek.
    George W. Daley Sr. has his bills out for a masquerade ball on the eve of January 1st, 1908, and has engaged Mrs. Howlett to get the supper. He gave a midnight dance on Thanksgiving eve and reports it as being well attended.
    Mr. Meeker, a son of the old gentleman by that name, living on Big Butte, who has been visiting his father, returned to his home in Stockton, California last Sunday. He was accompanied by a half brother on his return.
    Prof. Narregan has moved his family from Medford to our town and occupies the house he bought from Grant Mathews. We are always glad to have such men as the Professor among us and think he will be a great help to our school.
    Miss Bessie Haselton, who is teaching in the Foots Creek district, came home to spend Thanksgiving with her parents. She says she is getting along well with her school and her many friends here are rejoicing with her in her success as a teacher.
    Last Saturday Joe Pool procured a shotgun and while fooling with it, the gun in some way went off, the charge passing between Ray Harnish and Robbie Pool, who were with him. The contents struck the ground, glanced, scattering shot all around Grandpa Harnish, who was standing on the porch.
    Wm. Spencer, who has been working at his trade as a carpenter, in Medford, returned home last Saturday. He stopped here for dinner and started for his home in the unsurveyed country, but got bewildered and stayed alone in a sheep herder's cabin on Reese Creek, and continued his journey next day.
    Mr. and Mrs. Peyton and two children, and cousin Mrs. N. E. Phillips and son, J. F. Phillips of Oklahoma, came in from the former's home at Peyton recently. Mrs. Phillips and her son expect to remain in Medford for a while--perhaps a year, as they have come to see the country and intend to see it all before they return home. If they are favorably impressed with it they expect to buy property here and remain permanently.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mrs. David Cingcade started last Saturday to visit her daughter, Miss Hattie, who is in San Francisco.
    John Hall, an uncle of our townsman, George Phillips, and L. Bassett, a cousin of his, arrived here last week on a visit to their relative.
    Rev. Minear will preach here next Sunday at eleven o'clock a.m. and Rev. Haskell will preach at night.
    Mr. Bond has been building a barn for his mother-in-law, Mrs. A. N. Thomas, on the tract of land she purchased from J. J. Fryer.
    J. A. Kelts, recently from Wisconsin, but now temporarily settled in Medford, was out here looking for a suitable location for a confectionery and bakery.
    Mr. Bailey, one of the merchants of Butte Falls, was a sojourner with us last Sunday night and on Monday morning procured a horse and proceeded on his way home.
    George C. Howard, of South Dakota, was with us last week; he has his family located in Ashland at present. He has traveled extensively in Eastern Oregon and is now looking over this county. He expects to locate somewhere in Southern Oregon, as he has fallen in love with our climate as well as many other things in connection therewith.
    J. D. Wigle, of Coburg, Oregon, a timber locator, and C. H. Hanson, of Harrisburg, Oregon, stayed with us one night last week. They were on their way to the tall timber. They procured horses here and Mr. Wigle located his man on a timber claim and returned the same day and took the P.&E. train for Medford.
    We have a new enterprise underway in our town. Claud Wamsley has bought and has in operation a wood sawing machine that does fine work and makes the small boy grin to think that the days of the old buck saw are drawing to a close.
    Last week the type made me say in the Eaglets that Al. Boardman left here to visit his son Charles, when it should have been his brother Charles, and as Al is not a married man he would like to have the mistake corrected.
    George West had a business call from his mountain home last Sunday. He came out Sunday night and went to Medford and back here the next day, and on Tuesday returned home accompanied by one of the leading business men of Medford, and by the time this is in print will have located him on a fine timber claim.
    Last Monday, December 9th, James Ringer, our mail contractor for the Peyton mail route, was exhibiting some fine, large, ripe strawberries as anyone could wish for that he picked that day--in dead of winter--off the vines in his son-in-law's berry patch, and reports that there are plenty of them there yet. How is that for climate?
    Rev. McKee, the Bible colporter for the American Baptist Bible Society, preached for us last Sunday morning. Although he had not been announced until late Saturday afternoon, still he had a good audience and preached a fine old-fashioned gospel sermon. He announced that there would be a meeting of those interested in the church affairs next Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., for the purpose of electing a board of trustees for the Eagle Point church, and a full attendance is requested.
    E. L. Lyle, of St. Louis, Mo., was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last week. He is traveling in the interest of a nursery company in Chicago, and a school book publishing company of St. Louis. In conversation with him in regard to this country he remarked that had he not taken a ride out of Medford with a friend and seen the country from some other standpoint than a car window, that he would have been ready to board the car for home with the impression that Jackson County was a very small affair as far as the fruit industry was concerned, but when he took a trip around Medford and saw the hundreds of acres set to orchard in bearing and hundreds more set to young trees, and when he saw the fruit that these trees produced, and the excellent soil we have, he changed his mind and came out on the P.&E. to look at our country. On arriving here he took a rig and drove out to see a few of our fine orchards and some of the land that will in a short time be in orchards. He came to the conclusion that Jackson County will become one of the fruit countries of the Pacific Coast.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Mr. Banden, a cousin of our postmaster A. J. Florey, and his wife came out on the P.&E. one day last week and spent the day, returning in the evening. They are from Detroit, Michigan, and are here looking at the country.
    Just after I had mailed my Eaglets last week I received the sad intelligence that one of our old neighbors, Nick Young, had had the misfortune to have both of his legs broken between the knee and ankle. He was plowing on his ranch near Burns with a young team and they became unmanageable, throwing him off the disc plow and just as he fell the plow swerved just enough to cause the hind wheel to strike his legs, breaking both of them. His many friends here deeply sympathize with him in his misfortune.
    Just as I was writing this Tuesday morning Elder J. P. Moomaw came in and read a circular letter from a committee of church workers of his, the Dunkard church, soliciting funds to help the poor of their city, Saint Joseph, Missouri, and I thought that perhaps an extract from it might lead someone of our heaven-favored people to more highly prize the great blessings of our land. It commences by saying "Do you realize that Christmas, the day of greatest cheer and rejoicing throughout the Christian world, will soon be here * * * on account of the panic there are thousands of men in the city of St. Joseph, who have lost their positions and are without means to buy food, clothing or fuel, and that there will be hundreds of men, women and half-clothed, hungry, homeless little children to whom Christmas only means added suffering from want and hunger * * * we expect to gather up at least one thousand children from the old tents and houses without floors, where they never know what a table means, * * * where they never sleep in a bed, but simply pile around the floor, like little pigs * * *." But I must not trespass too much on your space, but while hundreds and thousands all over our Eastern cities are suffering from the want of the necessities of life and dying in that cold and crowded country while we in this favored land can't realize what that all means. No longer ago than last Monday I heard two young men discussing the labor problem and one remarked to the other that he would not work for one dollar and a half a day and board himself, while back in our old homes of years ago hundreds and thousands would be glad to work for their board, and still we often hear people complain of hard times here where we enjoy all the blessings of our favored land.
    Rev. Haskell preached for us last Sunday both morning and afternoon as Rev. Minear is reported to be very low with cancer of the stomach. He left an appointment to preach again next Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. and Rev. M. C. Davis will preach at night the same day, next Sunday.
    The church meeting held here last Saturday was well attended; Rev. McKee presided. All the members of the Baptist Church were in attendance except one and he was unavoidably detained in his shop. Everything passed off beautifully; after the reading of the scripture and prayer the meeting was called to order and Mrs. W. L. Childreth, acting as secretary. A motion to ask those present who were not members of the Baptist Church to take part in the discussion of the subject of selecting trustees prevailed, and then a general discussion was had and it was decided without any opposition that they would select two trustees from the membership of the Baptist Church and three from those of different faiths. J. P. Moomaw, a Dunkard, J. A. Jonas, a Methodist and J. W. Grover, an outsider, were elected from the latter classes and W. L. Childreth and Wm. Knighton were selected by the church. An effort was made to reorganize the Sunday school and J. A. Jonas was named as superintendent, A. C. Howlett as assistant superintendent. The Sunday school is to commence on the first Sunday in January 1908 at 2 o'clock p.m.
    Mrs. Geo. von der Hellen, who will soon accompany her husband, Lieut. von der Hellen, to Manila, was the guest of Mrs. Wamsley of this place.
    Born--December 10, 1907, in Butte Falls to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Netherland, a son.
    Messrs. Hall and Wynnes, of Medford, were out here last week looking over the land and one of them was trying to bond some places, but how he succeeded I do not know.
    Miss Kate Faith, of Alaska, was here last Saturday visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. N. Thomas; on Saturday afternoon she went to visit her niece near Brownsboro. She had been to Eastern Oregon visiting her brother-in-law and sister before coming here.
    Thomas McAndrew came out last Saturday after mill stuff, returning Sunday. He reports everything lovely up at his place near Peyton.
    M. C. Mahoney came out last Monday from Butte Falls. He was accompanied by merchant Hughes and George Albert; the last two named went to Medford by rail and Mr. Mahoney went Tuesday morning with his team.
    We are going to have lots of dancing here, a dance Christmas night and a masque ball New Year's night, January 1, 1908.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    Ben Brophy and wife came in from Klamath Falls last week to visit Mrs. Brophy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nichols.
    L. A. Whitley, who has been working in a sawmill at Santa Cruz, California, for the past season, returned home last week.
    R. E. Peyton came out last Friday to meet his adopted brother, who has been teaching school near Jacksonville. [They] returned Saturday to their mountain home.
    Miss Mamie Wright, formerly of this place, but now of Central Point, is visiting friends here.
    I am sorry to have to write that Mrs. Geo. Brown is quite ill and Dr. Pickel has been called to see her several times of late.
    Our postmaster, A. J. Florey, who has been quite sick for some time, is gradually improving. His son, Chauncey, is acting postmaster during his father's absence.
    Last Friday I received a message over the telephone from Rev. M. C. Davis stating that he was called upon to go north from Central Point, and could not fill his appointment here last Sunday and at Reese Creek school house the following Monday evening, but that he would be here next Sunday night and [at] Reese Creek on next Monday night to preach.
    Last Tuesday, December 21, 1907, James Ringer picked a quart of strawberries off of his son-in-law's berry patch and sent them to the exhibit building in Medford. How is that for winter? Ripe strawberries, green strawberries, strawberries in bloom and still a-coming in December. Ripe strawberries just off the vines for Christmas dinner--talk of your Garden of Eden, your Italy, but show us a better country, soil, climate, place for health and plenty and you will have to go to some other planet than ours.
    Died--In Butte Falls, December 23, 1907, Jeremiah Heckathorn, aged 38 years 10 months and 9 days. The deceased was born in Wabash County, Indiana and came to this county with his parents when quite young and was raised in this county to manhood. During the Spanish-American War he enlisted in the service of his country and went to the Philippine Islands. There he contracted a disease of the bowels that ultimately caused his death. After his return from those islands he married the widow of the late Mr. Parks, formerly of Central Point, who died in California. He leaves a wife, mother and five sisters. Mesdames Geo. Magerle and Oscar Simpkins, of Woodville, Mrs. Frank Ball, of Eureka, California, Mrs. D. G. Karnes, of Medford, and Mrs. Frank Lewis, of Eagle Point, besides a large circle of friends to feel his loss. The sisters were all in attendance at the funeral except Mrs. Ball. The services were conducted in the church at this place by Elder J. P. Moomaw and the remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery.
    The bereaved desire to extend thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted during his sickness and after his death.
    George Daniels and two of his cousins, Luther and Grover East, stayed here last Monday night. They were on their way to Peyton and expect to remain there a few days and visit friends.
    J. R. G. Haynes, of Eastern Oregon, stopped with us last Tuesday night. He was on his way to Butte Creek to visit his brother, whom he has not seen for several years. He expects to take him on surprise, as he does not know of his coming.
    Mr. Good, who has been stopping with us for the past month, working on the tract of land belonging to Mr. Frideger, went to Medford last Tuesday to spend Christmas.
    A man by the name of Gore, who has been at the Sunnyside for some time, went to the Abbott ranch this week for a little recreation.
    Ben. Fredenburg and wife drove out from Medford last Sunday morning, and by the time they reached here were well soaked, for the rain came down in torrents. They remained until Monday morning.
    Mr. Hawk, and one of his sons and a daughter, spent Sunday night with us. The next day they went to his sawmill north of Big Butte Creek.
    J. E. Stepp, of Round Top, Mr. Cowden, Miss Babe Edsall, and Ira Tungate, of Big Butte, stayed with us Sunday night. People in this mild climate don't stop for rain or mud.
    Mr. and Mrs. Magnus McDonald and their children came in on the P.&E. last Tuesday and called on us; in the afternoon they went up to his father's home near Brownsboro.
Medford Mail, December 27, 1907, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    There is not the usual amount of business done at Eagle Point on account of the free ferry being out of commission, it being on dry land and there being no way for the travel to cross Rogue River between the Flounce Rock bridge and the Bybee bridge, a distance of about thirty miles, thus causing those on the north and west side of the river to travel a long way around to even get to any railroad station. There is a lot of lumber laying on the bank of Rogue River about a mile below the old ferry place that has been hauled out to build a new boat, and the wire cable and other supplies are here at Eagle Point for said boat, but no boat. What we want and will eventually have is a good bridge across the river somewhere near the old Jackson place, so that the people of Sams Valley can come here and we can go to that section without traveling twenty-five miles to get ten or twelve.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Haselton, January 7, '08, a son.
    Mr. Wilson of the unsurveyed came out last Friday and went to Medford to have some dental work done and returned here on Monday and on Tuesday morning started from the Sunnyside for his home with Mr. Ditsworth.
    M. C. Mahoney came down from Butte Falls last Sunday for a load of goods for Mr. Hughes, one of the merchants of that place. He went on to Medford the same day, returning on Monday. He was accompanied by L. V. Marcy. They report that the sawmill at that place is in operation and that business is livening up again.
    Mr. Hawk, proprietor of the Wakefield sawmill on the north side of Big Butte Creek, and his son and daughter, who have been spending the holidays on their mountain homestead, spent Sunday night here. The two children were on their way to Medford to resume their studies in the Medford schools.
    The masque ball given by George Daley on the eighth of January 1, '08 was a grand success. There were eighty-five whole and ten half tickets sold, and a large number of those who participated in the dance were masked and all seemed to have a fine time. Owing to the fact that the P.&E. railroad was in such a condition that the cars couldn't run, quite a number came on horseback and in rigs. After the midnight supper was over Mrs. Howlett thought that she was through feeding the crowd, but that morning she had fifty-two of the ball guests for breakfast, besides our regular boarders, and for once she had to cook more for the company, but they all had all they could eat and were satisfied.
    Fred Green, who is working for the S.P.R.R. Co. in San Francisco, came up on New Year's Day with his grandparents, J. J. Fryer and wife, and his brother Austin. He attended the masque ball and after he removed his masque his many friends here extended to him a hearty greeting.
    Rev. Haskell, of Medford, came out last Sunday and preached for us at 11 o'clock. The Sunday school was reorganized that afternoon. There was a good attendance.
    Mr. Miller, one of the old-time teachers, who has been teaching in Josephine County, passed through here last Tuesday on his way to his mountain home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bond, formerly of Prineville, but now stopping with Mrs. Bond's mother, Mrs. A. N. Thomas, were visiting Mrs. Howlett last Tuesday. They are spending the winter here sending the children to school.
    Misses Viola Kasshafer and Mable Sanders returned from their visit to Jacksonville last Tuesday.
    C. W. Jackson, one of the forest rangers, who has been stopping in the neighborhood of Brown's cabin on Upper Rogue River, came out last Saturday, and Sunday went on to Roseburg.
    Mrs. Libbie Eickmeyer came down from Washington last week to visit friends and attend to business.
    Mrs. Ben Brophy, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Nichols, went to Talent last week to visit relatives there.
    Mr. Ditsworth and his daughter, Miss Bertha, stayed with us last Monday night on their way home from Jacksonville, where they had been to have Miss Bertha take the examination. She procured a permit and expects to commence teaching in the Nye school house next Monday. That is the fourth teacher that is at work teaching of that family and he has another daughter that has passed the eighth grade examination and will commence teaching as soon as she arrives at the required age--five teachers in one family, way back in a mountain district, where they try to get the best of teachers, pay a good price and consequently have good schools. If my memory serves me right that will be the tenth or eleventh teacher for that small mountain district.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    A. L. Cusick and H. J. Schutte, of Medford, were out one day last week. They were on their way to W. C. Daley's place on Big Butte and thence into the tall timber.
    Mrs. George Daley has gone up to A. H. Peachey's on Yankee Creek to help care for the sick. Mrs. Peachey is down with the grip and three or four of the children have the measles.
    H. E. Callahan, of Oakland, was a pleasant caller one day last week. He was looking over our part of the valley, noting our resources, and expressed a favorable opinion of this section, and seemed to think that the immediate surroundings of Eagle Point was underlaid with valuable deposits.
    Monday. Mr. Wilson had a mountain lion skin that he had just taken off of the animal he had killed near his homestead; it measured nine feet and four inches. He took it to Medford to a taxidermist to have it dressed to make a robe. He prized it very highly, being as he killed it himself.
    J. A. Abbott, one of the old citizens of this place, but now a resident of Elk Creek, came out last Monday to have his team shod, attend to business and see old friends. He stayed with us Monday and Tuesday night. He is another of the long list of taxpayers who urge the necessity of having a bridge across Rogue River above the old Jackson place.
    George Phillips, one of our townsmen, had a fall a few days ago in which he says he got hit all over. He was on an incline and he stepped on a slippery board and he says he fell and tumbled about twenty feet and struck on both legs, both arms, his back, head and in fact every part of his body was bruised more or less, but he is around town all right again.
    The box social given by the Knights and Ladies of Security last Saturday night was a grand success. The Eagle Point orchestra played several nice pieces and there was some speaking but the main feature was the selling of the boxes and voting on the most beautiful lady and the most ornery man for a prize. A cake was presented by Mrs. J. W. Grover to the most beautiful lady and a cane for the most ornery man. Miss Lottie Taylor took the cake, while Leo Ulrich now sports the cane. The boxes sold readily and brought a fair price. R. L. Wilson, of the unsurveyed, and Mr. C. Mahoney came out last.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. George Brown has been quite sick for some time with stomach trouble.
    Wm. Brown, a brother of our townsman George Brown, came to visit his brother last Friday.
    Clarence Pierce, of the real estate firm of Pierce & Son, of Medford, and Mr. Clark came out Monday.
    W. L. Childreth, our blacksmith, has moved his family onto the old Griffin place formerly occupied by Mr. Stone.
    Scott Claspill, of Butte Falls, was a sojourner here on Wednesday night of last week, on his way from Medford to take supplies for the folks at home.
    George Daley has had his bills ordered for another dance on St. Valentine's Day, February 14th, '08, and Mrs. Howlett will serve the supper.
    Thomas McAndrew and "Shorty" Dodge stayed here last Wednesday night. They were on their way to the McAndrew ranch on Rogue River.
    W. H. Glasscock stopped here overnight on his way to Butte Falls to take charge of the sawmill at that place. He was in company with Howard Boughden.
    Mr. Baker, of Butte Falls, stopped here last Monday night on his way from Medford. He seems to think that Butte Falls will come out all right this summer.
    G. M. Jones, of Medford, was a pleasant caller Saturday night. He was accompanied by J. O. Craven, of Klamath Falls. The last named gentleman has been up in the big timber east of Prospect.
    J. H. Carlton and S. B. Holmes sent about twenty-five head of hogs to the Medford market by the old-fashioned way of conveying them, i.e. by the wagon route. They were for Wortman & Gore.
    [omission] left their team and went down to look at the Shelton place, near the mouth of Little Butte Creek, returning after dark and Tuesday morning went to look at the tract of land Pierce & Son bought of J. W. Grover, but I didn't learn the results.
    Rev. John Fletcher, F. L. Grover and Scott Bruce came out from the unsurveyed country last Monday. They were on their way to Medford, stopping at the Sunnyside overnight. Mr. Bruce had a bear skin with him that he took from a bear he killed a short time ago. He is going to send it to Portland to have it dressed and made into a robe.
    I understand that arrangements have been made to have a road opened up between that part of the old Mathews place that belongs to N. L. Narregan and the Ulrich place, coming into the county road near the Childreth blacksmith shop. It will be a great convenience to many of the travelers.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bond made a trip to Portland last week to procure medical treatment for Mr. Bond. He thought that he would have to have a surgical operation performed, but on his arrival there and on consulting a specialist it was decided that it was not necessary, and they returned home last Saturday.
    I am sorry to have to announce that one of our most promising young men, Thomas Young, is in a very critical condition, and but little hope is entertained for his recovery. His brother, Peter, came in from Burns last Tuesday, where he had been assisting his brother, Nick, who had both legs broken in a runaway with a disc plow. He  reports that Nick was able to walk on crutches the day he left there. Since writing the above I learn that Thomas Young had died.
    Messrs. G. R. Brobeck, J. C. Calking and A. J. Nichols, all of Wenatchee, Washington, stopped with us overnight last Monday. They came out on a handcar over the P.&E. railroad to look for fruit land. They are looking for a large tract of good land that they can purchase with the object of forming a colony. They asked a great many questions about our soil, seasons, climate, schools, churches etc., and in fact they seemed to want to know all about the country, and one of them, Mr. Brobeck, asked particularly about the prospect for coal here, saying that the indications were good for coal in our section of the country.

Medford Mail, January 24, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    George West came up from Ashland Monday night, where he has been to visit his wife who is there receiving medical treatment.
    Tracy Boothby came out from his home on upper Rogue River last Saturday night on his way to Talent to visit his sister, who is reported quite sick.
    Last Tuesday there was a number of our citizens turned out and prepared a lot of wood for our church. The wood was donated by Elder J. P. Moomaw. There was enough delivered at the church to last quite a while.
    Steve Hamilton, formerly of this place but now of the state of Washington, a brother-in-law of Wm. C. Daley, arrived here the last of last week to receive treatment for rheumatism, and at last accounts he was greatly benefited by his treatments.
    Mr. Baker, of Butte Falls, came out last Monday night for Dr. Holt to go to Butte Falls to set a broken leg for Benj. Lamb. Mr. Lamb was working around the sawmill and a stick of timber slipped endways, striking him on the calf of the leg with the above result.
    The citizens of Eagle Point have been looking for that automobile on the P.&E. road, but thus far have been doomed to disappointment, but we live in hope. The report comes that there is a gang of men at work straightening up the track and getting ready for business.
    Our school closed, indefinitely, last Friday, as the principal was employed on trial and his term on trial expired on that date and the board of directors decided to close the school for a while, and it is not known whether we will have any more school this winter or not.
    Rev. John Fletcher, of the unsurveyed section, and his son-in-law, Mr. Bruce, were pleasant callers Tuesday night of last week. Rev. Fletcher was on his way to Roseburg and Mr. Bruce was going south. He is in the employ of the S.P. Co. and is a timber cruiser.
    Rev. Mark C. Davis, the traveling evangelist for the Congregational Sunday school, preached here last Sunday night to a good-sized audience. He preached at the Reese Creek school house last Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and assisted with the Sunday school. He reports an attendance of about forty at the Sunday school.
    J. Hartman stopped here last week on his way home from Flounce Rock bridge, where he had been to inspect it. He pronounces it in a bad condition and will recommend the court to condemn it. He says it will have to have new piers under it and that the work cannot be done until the water runs down to a low stage.
    G. E. Walter, of Ashland, but formerly of Montana, was a pleasant caller last Sunday night. He was on his way up Little Butte Creek to look at a farm. He came to this valley on account of his mother's health and finds that it has improved so much that they have decided to buy and make this country their future home.
    As announced in last week's Mail, Thomas Felix Young, one of our most promising young men, was called to go the way of all flesh, Jan. 23, 1908. He would have been thirty-nine years old the thirtieth day of this month. He was born and had lived in this neighborhood all of his life and if he had an enemy it was not known, a young man of good habits, and by his industry and energy had accumulated enough to make him independent. He leaves two brothers, Nick and Peter Young, and three sisters, Mrs. James Owens, Mrs. George Givan and Miss Clara Young, besides a long list of warm friends. The remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery, the services being conducted by A. C. Howlett. A large concourse of people followed the remains to the last resting place.

Medford Mail, January 31, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    John Higinbotham and his brother-in-law, Mr. McKee, were here for dinner last Saturday.
    W. H. Bowen, an old veteran who has been boarding with us for over two years, started for California on a visit last Tuesday morning.
    Mr. McCahn, of Central Point, was a pleasant caller last Saturday. He had been up in the tall timber on business and was on his way home.
    Mrs. Anderson and family went to Glendale this week to join her husband, who is section boss on the S.P. at that place. She shipped her household goods last week.
    People are already beginning to get their tickets for the dance on the 14th. Mr. Daley told me last Monday that he had sold quite a number of tickets at that time.
    J. T. Smith, of Butte Falls, who has been taking a layoff in Medford for the past few weeks, stopped a few days with us on his way home. He went on up last Saturday.
    B. A. Nason, of Prospect, stayed overnight here on his way from south of Ashland, where he had been working. He is going to plant an orchard on his homestead.
    C. C. Pierce and an evangelist by the name of Howard were out last Saturday looking at a tract of land near the month of Little Butte Creek, also other places in these parts.
    Magnes McDonnell, of Nevada, who is visiting home folks near Brownsboro, and his brother were pleasant callers last Monday. They came out for a load of bran for their cows.
    Mr. Ditsworth came out from Peyton last week on his way to Medford and to see P. H. Daily, the superintendent of schools. He reports fine schools in his neighborhood, and says that the reason is they pay a good price and get good teachers.
    W. S. Weston and D. F. Bliss, of North Yakima, Washington, were here last week looking for land. They seemed to be well pleased with the country, but concluded to look further before purchasing. They were accompanied by C. C. Pierce of Medford.
    Hon. J. R. Neil, of Jacksonville, and his son, Frank, of Derby, stayed here last Sunday night on their way to the home of the latter. Frank is taking his father home with him to recuperate. He is in poor health and they think if he gets where he can have rest and the pure mountain air it will be beneficial to him.
    Last Monday your Eagle Point correspondent had a new floor put on the suspension bridge between the Sunnyside Hotel and the commercial part of the town so that it is now considered safe and sound. The new floor is two feet wide and very strong.
    Mr. Wolverton, one of the enterprising homesteaders of Butte Falls, was out one day last week on his way to Medford to meet parties from Portland. He was on a deal with them, trading property in California for property in this county. Mr. Wolverton seems to think that this is about as good a country as he expects to find.
    Jud Edsall and Mr. Cowden, of Butte Falls, were out last Friday after a load of barley. They seem to think that there will be considerable business done at that place the coming season, and that the financial tangle in that place will straighten out. The mill will cut what lumber they need and by the time the P.&E. railroad gets there everything will be in readiness for it.
    Last Saturday your Eagle Point correspondent made a flying trip to Table Rock, where he saw that the most of the country is planted to fruit and the question is already being asked as to where we will procure our hay and grain, for the grain and alfalfa fields are being plowed up and put out in orchards. While there [I] had the pleasure of meeting with some of the admirers of the Mail, among whom was Mrs. J. C. Pendleton, and while she is a lady of literary taste, she is also an enthusiast over fine horses. Mr. Pendleton is keeping Farceur, the famous stallion, and she showed me, with considerable pride, the fine medals he had received.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Ed Cowden and Jud Edsall came out for a load of mill stuff last Friday.
    Dick Stepp and R. H. Graham, of Iowa, were pleasant callers last Friday night.
    J. A. Jonas' flue burned out last Friday night and that caused some excitement in our quiet neighborhood.
    Mr. Aiken, son of S. S. Aiken, of Prospect, was out a few nights ago for medicine for his sister, Miss Francis.
    F. V. Medynski was a pleasant caller on his way from Butte Falls. He had been upon his homestead for a few weeks.
    A. B. Hamilton, of Medford, took dinner with us last Tuesday. He was out here on business connected with the old Ulrich place.
    Mrs. Stevens, nee Beckie Singer, of Oak Grove, Oregon, a sister of Mrs. Susan Perry, has been visiting some of her relatives in these parts.
    Frank Neil came out last Tuesday morning and brought out his father, Judge J. R. Neil, and two of his daughters on their way to Medford.
    Scott Claspill of Butte Falls came out Thursday of last week and on Friday went to Medford for a load of goods for the Butte Falls merchants.
    Jason Hartman, the boss bridge builder, is repairing the railroad bridge across Butte Creek and we hope that we will have something done in that line in the near future.
    Mr. Wines of Medford, who has been over here considerable lately, was at Eagle Point last week talking to our land owners about coal, oil, etc. He seems confident that there is coal on the hill just above our town.
    Elmer Spencer and family passed through on Wednesday of last week and went to his home on the unsurveyed. Lou Smith took them with my team and Lou reports that the roads are out of sight, but they got through O.K.
    Miss March Cingcade, who has been teaching at Wimer in Josephine [sic] County, came here last Friday night and was met by her brother, Lucius Cingcade, Sunday, and Monday morning they went on their way to her parents' home near Peyton.
    W. H. Bowman started last week for Burnt Ranch, California, got as far as Redding and found that the snow on the road from there to Burnt Ranch was so deep that he could hardly make the trip, so he returned home last Saturday.
    Mr. Young and family of Prospect came out on Wednesday of last week on their way to Ashland to visit Mrs. Young's mother. Mr. Young has a homestead about five miles from Prospect and is putting out fruit
trees and making it a home The storm was so severe that they stopped over at the Sunnyside until Friday morning.
    The ladies of Eagle Point gave a necktie social in the church last Friday night. The attendance was not large, as it was gotten up on the spur of the moment and was not generally known. The proceeds were to be applied to purchasing seats for the church. They expect to give another in the near future. Those who attended report having had a very pleasant time and raised fifteen or sixteen dollars.
    There have been several changes in real estate in these parts lately, W. L. Childreth having bought the Pool property on the old J. J. Fryer place, three acres, house, barn etc., of Mrs. C. Pool, consideration $15000. O. C. Sheldon sold his farm through the agency of C. H. Pierce & Son, to a man by the name of Gabral, consideration $4,200. I learn that the Ulrich property has been sold to Medford capitalists, consideration $26,000, and land buyers are here every day or two looking for homes. So you see that Eagle Point is coming to the front very fast.
    C. W. Austin, Dr. S. F. Grover and Mrs. L. S. Stone, the former two from the unsurveyed and the lady is from Los Angeles, California. She has been out to visit some of her relatives in the unsurveyed section and was on her way home. They arrived at the Sunnyside after dark Sunday night and Monday proceeded on their way to Medford. Mr. Austin reports that they are going to build a large hall upon the unsurveyed, lay out a town, have a post office and let the world know that there is somebody in that part of the country. They are going to name the new town Zenith and try to have a branch of the P.&E. come to the new town.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    F. M. Stewart, the real estate man, was out last Sunday in his gasoline buggy. He found the roads very rough on the desert.
    B. P. Youmans, of Vancouver, Washington, called on his way to the timber belt on Salt Creek.
    Henry McCabe, of Medford, stopped with us for dinner on his way to visit his parents on Rogue River.
    J. E. Stepp sod son, Dick, came out last week. The latter was on his way to San Francisco to finish his course in telegraphy.
    Our school is progressing nicely under the new management, Miss Anna Jeffreys as principal and Miss Bertha Peachey as primary teacher.
    Miss March Cingcade, who has been teaching near Wimer, Josephine County, stayed here last Saturday night on her way to her home near Peyton.
    H. J. Rizeor, of Medford, has rented one of the old Robert Potter buildings and is going to keep batch as soon as he can get things arranged to suit.
    Revs. Green of Ashland, and Davis, of Wolf Creek, are holding a series of meetings here this week and expect to continue over Sunday and perhaps a part of next week.
    Z. J. Emerick, W. W. Humphrey and W. W. Parker were here last week. The two former were going up to look at the country beyond Butte Falls and Mr. Parker was taking them up home with him.
    J. C. Brown, one of the real estate men of Medford, was a pleasant caller last week. He was accompanied by F. R. Weidenmeubler, of Fresno, California. They were out looking at the A. J. Daley tract of land in the edge of town.
    A. B. Hamilton, of Medford, came out last week and took a contract to cut a lot of wood for the owners of the old Ulrich place. He has a force of nine men cutting now, and Mrs. Howlett has to put up lunches for seven of them.
    J. L. Rider, of Ashland, was here looking at our surroundings. Everyone is favorably impressed with the beauties of our valley, but think that the price of land is rather high, but there are several changes taking place.
    Mr. Sawyer and his son, who have been surveying the old Ulrich tract of land, cutting it up into small tracts, returned to Medford last Saturday evening. The owners of the land are preparing to put out fifty acres of orchard this spring.
    A. V. Morrison sold his tract of land consisting of eighty acres on Reese Creek to Mrs. S. Clearwater last week, consideration $800.
    G. T. Richards and his nephew, Mr. Byers, from Montana, were pleasant callers last Friday night. They were on their way to Portland. Mr. Richards formerly lived at Butte Falls and talks some of returning to that place.
    Miss Jane Grigsby, of Klamath Falls, who has been attending the Ashland Normal, was visiting her relatives here last week. She was one of the successful applicants for teacher's certificate in the last examination.
    Tuesday morning a young man by the name of Rosco A. Johnson, of Chicago, Ill., came out and engaged a room for a week. He said he wanted to look around the country and asked to have his lunch fixed up every day.
    Dr. W. W. Irving, of Medford, and O. W. Benedict, of Lathrop, Mont., were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last week. They were looking for homes among us. They were accompanied by C. H. Pierce, of the real estate firm of Pierce & Son.
    John Iseli and wife, of Round Top, came out last Saturday, spending the night at the Sunnyside. They brought out trunks belonging to three young men that have come out to see the country, and the young men came out Monday and are now stopping with us cutting wood for Mr. Hamilton.
    J. R. Knodell, the noted lecturer who is canvassing the country in favor of local option, is billed for this place for the evening of the 12th of March. The Eagle Point band will be on hand with their fine music, a quartet will sing and a rousing good time is expected. We expect to have the church building filled to its utmost capacity.
    Tuesday morning the sad news came over the phone that Miss Julia , daughter of one of our citizens, F. J. , had died very suddenly on the 24th inst. in San Francisco. A message announcing her serious illness and summoning her parents and the one announcing her death both came at the same time Tuesday morning, the first one having been delayed.
    Mr. Green started last Sunday afternoon with one of the boilers of the big mill that the Iowa Lumber & Box Co. of Medford are sending up to the timber. The roads are so bad that it is quite a job to draw a boiler weighing nine thousand pounds and on a truck weighing four thousand and five hundred pounds, but at last accounts they had gone about seven miles, but had not come to the worst of the road. They have eight horses, but will use block and tackle on the hardest pulls.
    Messrs. Merrick, Wortman, Osgood and Eifert, a committee of Medford citizens, stopped here on Monday of last week on their way to the headwaters of the Butte creeks looking for a supply of water that could be piped to Medford so that the citizens of that thriving city could have an abundant of supply of pure water for domestic use, and the reader can be assured that if they succeed in procuring a supply from that source or from Rogue River they will have an abundant supply of as good water as there is to be found in the state.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    A. S. Pense, of Douglas County, was here last week on his way to look at the big timber.
    I understand that there has [been] a family moved into the old Griffith house, but I have not learned the name.
    Mrs. Mary Wright and her son Willie have returned from California and are occupying their old home, and Mrs. Saint Clair has gone to live with her sister, Mrs. A. N. Thomas.
    A. J. Daley, one of our merchants, has sold his store building and stock of goods to his son, John H. Daley, and he expects to replenish the stock of goods and keep a full stock on hand.
    Bud Obenchain passed through here last Friday on his way to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Obenchain. He lives in Klamath County and has not been to see his parents for a long time.
    Ham Watkins, the Trail stage driver, has moved his boarding place and now the Trail stage leaves the Sunnyside Hotel every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning, returning the same day.
    Mr. Byers, recently from Michigan, who is here looking for a home, is still looking around at the farms on Butte Creek. He seems to like this part of the country very much, and will probably locate here.
    There were four men came out from Medford last Sunday to look at the land south of our town and took dinner here, but there was such a large crowd that I did not learn their names. They were looking for homes.
    Miss Ethel Tucker, a daughter of Ed Tucker of Brownsboro, a graduate of the Ashland Normal and one of the successful applicants at the last teacher's examination, passed through here Tuesday on her way to visit her parents.
    A. J. Daley has an appointment to preach in the church next Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Rev. A. C. Howlett will preach in the church on Sunday the 15th at 7:30 p.m. I will preach at the Reese Creek school next Sunday after the Sunday school closes, which meets at 2:30 p.m.
    Wes Green, outside business manager of the Iowa Lumber & Box Company, who are sending two big sawmills up to the tall timber, is here getting all the teams he can to haul the machinery to their different locations. The men all stop at the Sunnyside Hotel when they are in this section and Hamilton with his gang of nine wood choppers and the comers and goers keep the Sunnyside pretty well filled.
    Revs. Green, of Ashland, and Davis, of Wolf Creek, the latter the traveling Sunday school evangelist for the Congregational Church, have been holding meetings here for the last week. There has been more than an ordinary interest manifested and two accessions to the church, and quite a number have expressed a desire to become Christians, and several are making arrangements to take their letters from other churches and unite here, and the prospect seems bright for a good, large organization. Rev. Green delivered a lecture here last Monday evening on the subject of "Local Option'' or rather in favor of rooting the saloons out of the county, state and nation, showing that from a business standpoint the saloon is a financial curse and social nuisance. We are expecting to have a rousing time here on next Thursday, the 12th inst., when Rev. J. R. Knodell will lecture on the subject of local option at this place.
    Thursday of last week the remains of Miss Julia , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. , of this neighborhood, who died in San Francisco on the 25th of February aged twenty-five years and seventeen days, arrived in Central Point and were buried in the Central Point cemetery the same day. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Howlett, assisted by Rev. M. C. Davis. After the religious services were concluded F. T. Newport stepped forward and gave a short talk, stating that Miss  lived and died a devoted Christian and that on her way to the hospital expressed her strong reliance in God and her hope of immortality beyond the grave. A large crowd of her friends and relatives attended the funeral. Her sister Laura and brother-in-law Mr. Newport came up with the remains and remained with her parents until Sunday.
Medford Mail, March 6, 1908, page 5


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born--February 29, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. Green Mathews, a daughter.
    John X. Miller, of Trail, was out and stopped here two nights last week.
    A. C. Howlett has an appointment to preach in the Eagle Point church next Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
    Wm. Ulrich sold a bunch of 2-, 3- and 4 year-old steers to a man by the name of Mitchell last Monday.
    J. W. Lawton, who is an aspirant for the nomination for assessor, was out last week talking to his friends on the subject.
    Henry Gordon and family called Monday night on their way to visit Mrs. Gordon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben. Edmondson.
    E. S. Wolfer reports ripe strawberries in his patch on the 8th of March and he says that they are very fine but not very plentiful.
    Dr. Morrison and three other men from Medford were out here last Sunday for dinner. They were looking over our land with a view of buying.
    The many friends of Miss Mamie Wright were pleased to meet with her at church last Sunday night. She returned to Ashland Monday to resume her studies.
    On Tuesday eventing of last week Rev. E. F. Green of Ashland delivered a lecture under the auspices of the W.C.T.U., and those present report that they had a very enjoyable time.
    Prof. Narregan is putting a large part of his place out to fruit trees this spring, and the man who bought the Ulrich place, Mr. Hamilton, is having a large tract of land put to trees on that place.
    Miss Bessie Haselton, one of our prominent young lady teachers, went to Woodville last Saturday to resume her school duties. Her many friends wish her abundant success in her undertaking.
    Wm. Van Hardenburg, of Medford, is teaming here, hauling some of the machinery for the two big mills that the I.L.&B. Co. are taking to the big timber, and his wife is assisting Mrs. Howlett in the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Mr. Hamilton, the man who took the contract to cut the wood off of the timber part of the old Ulrich place, has taken another contract to clear more land, and he told Mrs. Howlett that he would likely be here for a month more and probably longer.
    Edgar Hafer and Mr. Green came out together a few days ago and Mr. Hafer told me that they are getting along fine with the railroad survey and that they think they will have a uniform grade to the timber belt.
    James Jordan, the man who bought the J. R. Cook place in Eagle Point last fall, arrived here on the ninth inst. with his family consisting of his wife and daughter, and Mrs. Walker and her little daughter. They are stopping at the Sunnyside at present awaiting the arrival of the household goods.
    Nelson Nye, of Flounce Rock, came out with his family last Friday and are stopping for the present with his brother-in-law, A. J. Florey. Mrs. Nye and the children expect to go to Washington and spend a while visiting her mother, while he goes to Alaska to secure a home, when the family will join him.
    Rev. Davis and myself went to Table Rock with the intention of having preaching services, but Revs. Shields and M. C. Henry were ahead of us so we remained and listened to them speak on the saloon question. Mr. Shields handled Dr. Reddy's amendment, giving incorporated towns and cities the right to license saloons, gambling houses, brothels, etc. without gloves, and out of that vast crowd I don't think that there was one who would vote for the amendment.
    On last Friday the W.C.T.U. of Eagle Point had a business meeting and took eight young ladies into the Union. Mrs. J. W. Grover, the president of the Union, presided and the secretary, Mrs. A. J. Florey, read her report which was quite interesting. She also read a communication from Mrs. Beck, president of the Medford Union, that made a very favorable impression on the audience. The ladies of Eagle Point are working on the subject of the liquor traffic and they will lend a helping hand to put the saloons of Jackson County out of commission next June.
    The Iowa Lumber & Box Company are hurrying their mills up to their destination as fast as they can. They are putting on all the teams they can muster, and they are having a hard time hauling over the mountain roads. Last week they turned over with one of their donkey engines in one of the worst sticky mud holes on the road; the mud--sticky at that--was about from eight to twelve inches deep, and when Wes Green came into the Sunnyside for dinner he reminded me of old times in Missouri when people used to get drunk and wallow in that Missouri mud, for he was mud all over, but they put the engine on another wagon and went on their way.
    The protracted meeting closed on Tuesday night of last week, Rev. Green conducting the closing exercise as Rev. Davis and myself went to Reese Creek school house to hold services and preached to [a] good and attentive audience; in spite of the bad roads and dark nights there were fifty-three persons came out to hear the preaching. I also preached there last Sunday and had the pleasure of attending the Sunday school--Miss Rosa  is the superintendent, Miss Rosa Nealon teacher of the Bible class, and [I] have forgotten the names of the other teachers and secretary and treasurer. They have a very interesting Sunday school as well as a good district school with Miss Rosa Nealon as teacher.
    Eagle Point is becoming one of the most attractive places in Jackson County, and there is more business going on than we are used to and it almost makes our heads swim to see such a bustle and to see so many strangers coming and going and to see property changing hands so rapidly. I understand that R. G. Brown has sold the old Charley Taylor place, consideration $13,000.--that Grant Mathews has sold his place, consideration $8,000--that Wilbur Ashpole has sold his place for $8,000--although the last-named sale has not been confirmed--that S. B. Holmes has sold the lot where the old store stood, where J. H. Carlton was burned out, so that there are other trades on hand that are likely to be confirmed.
Medford Mail, March 13, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Rev. Mark C. Davis will preach here next Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
    Elder Root, of Oklahoma, commenced a protracted meeting here last Tuesday night.
    David Cingcade, Thomas Coy and Joseph Riley have been putting up a lot of wire netting fence.
    Mrs. Holt, wife of our physician, started for San Francisco to remain several months last Saturday.
    Mr. Crumb and C. C. Pierce, of Medford, were out here one day last week looking at the country.
    Miss Delia Miller, of Trail, was a sojourner at the Sunnyside Thursday of last week on her way to Medford.
    John W. Smith Jr. left for San Francisco Saturday. His stay will depend on circumstances; he may remain all summer.
    Mrs. Eickmeyer, nee Libbie Perry, came out the last of the week to visit her sisters, Mesdames J. W. Grover and Frank Nichols.
    John McKee and his grandson, Earnest McKee, of Applegate, stayed here last Saturday night on their way to the old gentleman's former home.
        Miss Mattie Nutting passed through here last Friday on her way to Big Butte to visit her sister, Miss Bessie Nutting. She came direct from Boston, Mass.
    The Rogue River Milling Company sent out a load of lumber for E. L. Cooley. He expects to build as soon as he can on the land he bought of Mr. Stoddard.
    Miss Carthena Smith came out from Medford last Saturday with your correspondent on her way from Roseburg to teach school in the Antelope district, where she commenced to teach last Monday morning.
    Rev. McKee preached for us twice last Sunday, at 11 o'clock a.m. and after Sunday school in the afternoon, and I preached at night. We had a good audience each time. Mr. McKee is a very pleasant and forceful preacher and preached two fine sermons.
    Since my last there has been considerable property changed hands. Wm. Knighton has sold his place of 16 acres for $3200, and Claud Wamsley has sold his place of thirteen acres for $2500, and Mr. Stoddard has sold a ten-acre tract off of the old Brown place to a Mr. Cooley for $300, and the report is that Israel Patton has bought property in Eagle Point, but the facts are not known to your correspondent. Thus you see that this little town of Eagle Point is coming to the front very fast.
    The Iowa Lumber & Box Company are pushing the machinery into the hills as fast as they can. They started another boiler last Monday morning, besides several other teams, in all twenty-two horses, having had ten to one wagon--the one with the boiler on. They are doing a great deal of work to get the machinery up this time of the year. One of the teamsters reports that they will have one of the mills ready for use in another week.
    The Eagle Point W.C.T.U. is fast coming to the front under the leadership of its efficient officers. I herewith send, for the benefit of the thousands of readers of 
the Mail, an extract from the minutes of the last meeting that may be of interest to at least a number of those readers. Meeting opened by singing. The president, Mrs. Grove, read 12 Rom., songs followed by Lord's Prayer in concert. The following members answered to the roll call. Mesdames Grover, Jonas, Florey, Misses Varian Stickel, Dottie Harnish, Tinna Lewis, Marguerette Florey. We then listened to the report of the treasurer, Varian Stickel, read a selection and did it well. Mrs. Florey also read a poem. The president received three new members, Miss Sadie Gutches, Miss Gertie Abbott and Hilda Abbott. The president then gave one of her good talks to the young folks asking all to do something to make our meetings interesting and telling them we hope to soon organize them into a Loyal Temperance League. She appointed Misses Varian Stickel and Tinna Lewis as a committee to prepare a program for [the] next meeting. The meeting closed by singing the temperance doxology.
    Rev. McKee, the Baptist colporter, came out and assisted in the anti-saloon meeting that was held here on the evening of the 12th inst. He sang "The Brewer's Big Horses'' in his peculiar way greatly to the amusement of the audience The Eagle Point orchestra was there and did themselves credit in rendering some fine music. A mixed quartet sang a piece with Mrs. Wm. Brown as organist and then Rev. Knodell was introduced and he delivered a fine lecture on the saloon question and did not fail to tell the Eagle Point people how ashamed the people of Medford were of their mayor for furthering the amendment to grant cities and towns the exclusive right to license saloons, gambling houses, brothels etc., but it is not necessary for me to say much about his speech, for if the people turned out in other places as they did here almost everybody has heard him for themselves.
    Oliver McGee and wife came out to Eagle Point last Saturday afternoon to pay a visit to a few of their old friends. They only remained from the arrival of the car in the afternoon until 9 o'clock the next morning, so no one had much time to visit with them. Mr. McGee had just returned from the funeral of his brother Charley, who died in British Columbia, aged 50 years, and his friends there kept the body frozen from December 22, '07 until his relatives came for it. His death occurred 160 miles north of Kamloops and Oliver McGee traveled to within about 100 miles of the place and gave out so he had to send for the corpse. They brought it to the old family burying ground in Josephine County where they interred & with his father, mother and other members of the family. He leaves two brothers, Oliver and Perry, and a sister that I know of, and I think that there are other members of the family living, but [I] am not certain. The McGee family has been an important factor in the community in which they lived, and the surviving members of the family have a host of friends in that part of the country, and Mr. and Mrs. O. McGee, who were residents of our town for several years, have a host of friends in these parts.
Medford Mail, March 20, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    A. H. Peachey sold, last Tuesday, to Israel Patton his two lots with a small house on it, in Eagle Point, consideration $400. Mr. Patton has quite a family and will be a valuable addition to our school.
    Our school is progressing finely under the management of Miss Anna Jeffery, assisted by Miss Bertha Peachey.
    Wm. Knighton has purchased the Johnny Lewis place of J. J. Fryer, consideration six hundred dollars.
    Mrs. Maud Stickel, of Gold Hill, was out last Sunday visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mae Bond, and Mrs. Bond returned home with her.
    Mr. Cooley has procured the material to build his house and has it well under way.
    James Jordan, the man who bought the J. R. Cook property, and who has been stopping with us for nearly two weeks, moved with his family into his new home last Saturday.
    John Obenchain, Charley Edmondson and Frank Netherland passed through town last Tuesday on their way to Medford to appear before Commissioner Bliton in land cases.
    The Iowa Lumber & Box Company are getting their two mills along quite well. One of them is so far along that they expect to be making lumber in a very short time.
    D. B. Deter has started a delivery wagon running from the depot to the hotels of Eagle Point and carrying baggage, etc. He expects to procure the contract for carrying the mail from the depot to the post office.
    Israel Patton, of Butte Falls, was here last week and again this week looking for a house to rent or a place to buy, but at last accounts he had not succeeded. He was also on his way to Medford to appear as a witness for Rev. Merley, of Butte Falls, in his homestead proof before Commissioner A. S. Bliton.
    While we were at Reese Creek we had the privilege of visiting the school where Miss Rose Nealon, of Table Rock, has been teaching. She closed her school today, Friday, and expects to take charge of another school on the other side of the river, near Joseph Hannah's, in a short time.
    The Dunkards closed their meetings here last Sunday at noon and Rev. Davis preached Sunday night, and Monday night he preached at the Reese Creek school house. I accompanied him there, and then on Wednesday and Thursday nights he preached at the Eagle Point church. The people of Eagle Point seem to be taking more interest in religious matters than they have in the past.
    G. T. Richards, formerly of Butte Falls, Mr. Meires, recently from Michigan, and Mr. and Mrs. Remede, of Montana, and A. B. Saling were here last week and procured a team at the Sunnyside stable and went to Butte Falls, up Rogue River and other places, looking at the country. Mr. and Mrs. Remede seemed to like this part of the country very much and Mr. Remede said that as soon as he could dispose of his property back east be expected to return and locate among us, for he seemed delighted with our climate and soil, and predicts wonderful developments in these parts in the near future.
    Mrs. J. G. Grover gave her Sunday school, infant class a little party last Sunday. There were twenty-seven little tots there and twenty-three of them belong to her class in our Sunday school. The children report having had one of the nicest times of their lives, and with the keen appetite of children, who are blessed with health and plenty of outdoor exercise, they thought that the dinner was beyond praise. Mrs. A. J. Florey assisted Mrs. Grover in the preparation and serving of the dinner, and it is needless to say that it was a time long to be remembered by the little folk.
    Mrs. E. A. Hildreth and her sister, Mrs. J. M. Van Tassel, of New York, arrived here last Saturday and according to previous arrangements I took them to Butte Falls on Sunday, arriving about 5:30 p.m., and had been there but a very short time before I met Mr. Claninger [Clevenger?] and he invited me to preach for them that night, which I readily consented to do. Arrangements had been made to have a meeting for singing, and some select pieces. After the entire audience had sung one or two songs five little girls came to the rostrum and sang "Mother We Are Coming,'' and they sang it in such a way as to make us older ones feel that we would like to be young again and join with them in the song and sentiment. Then three young ladies sang a beautiful piece, but the name has slipped my mind, after which I was invited to preach and a more attentive audience it has not been my good privilege to address for a long time. Butte Falls has grown considerable since I was there last and the people seem to be alive and up and doing. The arrangements were made, I understood, to start the mill up last Wednesday morning.
    The Eagle Point W.C.T.U. met last Saturday p.m. and herewith send you an extract from the regular minutes last to let your thousands of readers know that our ladies are still awake and pushing the car of temperance along. Following is the report: Meeting opened by song. The president read 17 verses of the 15th chapter of Romans. She then offered prayer followed by roll call. The following members answered to their names, Mesdames Grover, Jonas, Moomaw and Florey, Misses Varian Stickel, Blanche Cox, Sadie Gutches and Marguerette Florey. As Miss Anna Jeffery, principal of our school, has been in the W.C.T.U. work longer than any of us here, our president, Mrs. Grover, requested her to accept the position of president during her stay among us. Which she, wishing to give us all the aid in her power, kindly consented to do. She read in her own impressive manner the pathetic story of Little Blossom. Miss Sadie Gutches gave us a fine recitation entitled "Do a Kindness.'' Mrs. Florey gave the young folks a little information about the Loyal Temperance Legion. The president appointed the following committee on program to serve for one month: Misses Varian Stickel, Blanche Cox and Marguerette Florey. Meeting closed with refreshments, a reading and singing the temperance doxology. Adjourned to meet at the church next Saturday at 2:20 p.m.
Medford Mail, March 27, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Miss Mabel Wamsley started last week for Ashland to attend the business college.
    Last Sunday it was voted to hold the Sunday school in the forenoon commencing at 10 o'clock.
    Rev. Merley, of Butte Falls, passed the night at the Sunnyside on his way home last Monday.
    J. H. Ditsworth is stopping with us and assisting in hauling the wood Mr. Hamilton cut on the old Ulrich place.
    Rev. McKee will preach here next Sunday morning and evening, and will preach at Table Rock next Sunday morning.
    Last Sunday the Central Point ball team came out and played with the Eagle Point team. The result was 8 to 9 in favor of Eagle Point.
    Last Monday there was some eight or ten of the citizens of Butte Falls came out and took dinner and most of them went on to Medford on foot.
    J. A. Abbott, of Elk Creek, came out last Saturday to secure medical treatment. He is stopping at the Sunnyside and Dr. Holt is tending the case.
    Miss Hattie Cingcade, who has been in San Francisco for the past few years, came home last Monday. Her many friends here gave her a cordial welcome.
    Mrs. Wolverton, who has been out to the valley on business for a few days, came out on the P.&E. train and I took her to their homestead on McNeil Creek last week.
    J. D. Wigle and son, J. F. Wigle, of Coburg, came down about the middle of last week, got a rig here and spent three days in the tall timber above here on Little Butte and its tributaries. They speak in the highest terms of our country and especially of our climate.
    Speaking of preaching, Rev. M. C. Davis has been preaching for us now for over a year, and organizing Sunday schools, and he has so far succeeded in that line of work that at Agate, Table Rock, Eagle Point, Reese Creek, and Peyton he is able to report an increase of three hundred attendance in these five Sunday schools, that is not counting Trail, Willow Springs, etc.
    Late Saturday the W.C.T.U. met at the usual hour and after the usual opening exercises acting president, Miss Anna Jeffreys, read a character sketch of Neil Dow, one of the most prominent temperance workers in this country, the father of the prohibition movement. Mrs. Grover read an article showing the working of the Y.L.L. and steps were taken to organize a Y.L.L. league next Saturday. Miss Varian Stickel read a piece entitled, "What Prohibition Has Done for You and I."
Medford Mail, April 3, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Mrs. Jack, of Ashland, is here visiting her son, Wilbur, and family.
    A. C. Howlett will preach next Sunday at the Reese Creek school house at 2:30 p.m.
    Rev. Merley, of Butte Falls, stopped here on Tuesday on his way to Ashland where he bought property and expects to reside.
    Mr. Birdsman, who lives north of Eagle Point, was here one day last week circulating a subscription paper for funds to build a ferry boat at the old stand two miles below Trail and he was meeting with good success.
    Rev. G. S. Clevenger, recently of Seattle, Wash. preached for us last Monday and announced an appointment for preaching for next Thursday night, the 16th, and the rest of the week including Sunday morning and evening.
    Mr. Stone and family, formerly of this place, but now of Medford, were pleasant callers last Tuesday. Mrs. McMillen and her daughter, Mrs. Van Hardenburg, were also welcome guests at the Sunnyside Hotel last Tuesday.
    Mr. Pierce, of Medford, informs me that he has sold another tract off of the quarter section he bought of Mr. Grover, and the land buyers are still looking for homes. Mr. Warren was out last Tuesday morning looking for land and engaged board of Mrs. Howlett for the present.
    On Monday of last week I went to Butte Falls to take Rev. Merley and after we reached there, the people asked me to preach for them and as soon as contented to do so the news was conveyed to every house by four little girls and the result was a full house to preach to and a very marked attention. The people up there seem to be hungry for old-fashioned gospel preaching.
    The carpenters commenced last Friday to remodel and rebuild the Sunnyside Hotel and at this writing Mrs. Howlett has her kitchen and dining room in a tent and some of the beds in tents and the most of them in the Brown house that we have rented for that purpose, but the people continue to come and she is now feeding an average of about twenty a day. The carpenters expect to have the house so that we can move into a part of it in the course of two weeks.
    The people need a way to cross Rogue River other than swimming or taking their lives in their hands and crossing in a small boat. What we need and ought to have is a good bridge across the river near the old Geo. Jackson place, and there is a majority of the taxpayers on each side of the river that think so, for while the ferry is a great accommodation to many in the summer and fall, in the winter there is a good part of the time that the water is so high that they cannot cross with a boat.
    The road from here to Butte Falls is in a horrible condition and I think if our county court was forced to haul lumber over the roads that we have in the hills north and east of here on a dead axle wagon, without spring seats, they would be a little more liberal with the road fund of the county. I was told that, while the road tax collected in the Butte Falls road district amounted to hundreds of dollars that there was but thirty dollars applied on the roads in that district, and the people in those districts will be careful who they elect for county judge and county commissioner next June.
    Hon. B. F. Mulkey, one of the candidates for the office of District Attorney came out last Thursday and spent Friday and Saturday in the Butte Creek country and on Sunday was the principal speaker at a Republican rally in Eagle Point. There was a large crowd came out to hear him and he gave us a plain, clean talk. There was no mudslinging; in fact he said nothing that anyone could take exceptions to. After he was through Mr. Eggleston, of Ashland, one of the candidates for the nomination for the office of county judge, gave us a short talk and then Wm. Greaves was called, but he had left the hall, so we were not favored with a speech from him. The Eagle Point band played several fine selections for us and a male quartet from Ashland favored as with several songs and thus the evening was spent very pleasantly.
Medford Mail, April 10, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    The carpenters are rushing the work on the new Sunnyside Hotel.
    Thomas Coy is remodeling the house that Wm. Knighton bought of J. J. Fryer.
    Dr. Holt and Wm. Brown are preparing to build as soon as they can get the material out.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at the Agate school house next Sunday at 3 o'clock a.m.
    Claud Wamsley has been building a large barn for Gus Nichols on his place on Rogue River.
    The Eagle Point Ditch Co. met last week and planned their work for another year and last Monday morning started a gang of men to work cleaning out the old ditch ready for irrigating.
    Dr. Reddy has a gang of men with teams hauling the wood to the P.&E. depot, that was cut off the Wm. Ulrich place, and Mr. A. B. Hamilton will bring out his steam saw, cut it into stovewood and have it shipped to Medford.
    Daniel Lawton, recently from San Jose, Calif., was here looking for land last week, also a Mr. Warren was looking at several of the places around here with the view of purchasing a home among us. They were both well pleased with our section of the country, especially our delightful climate.
    Mrs. Dasie Wilkinson, daughter of Elder J. P. Moomaw, arrived in Eagle Point with her children last Sunday. They left North Dakota on the 7th inst. and report the snow two feet deep and so cold that they could not get clothes enough on to keep them warm. Mrs. W. is so delighted with our country that she cannot find language to express her admiration of the country. To drop from a frozen region into a climate where the thermometer registers 70 to 80 in the shade is such a contrast that she seems to be perfectly bewildered. Her husband expects to be here in the course of ten or fifteen days with a carload of fine stock.
    There were two strangers here one day last week looking for land, but I did not learn their names. They asked all sorts of questions about the climate, soil, water, with regard to the yearly supply of water, our schools and especially about the saloons, and when they were told that we had no saloons, they seemed to be surprised, as they had heard that Eagle Point went wet at the election four years ago, but when they were told that that was caused by importing votes from Big Butte and other places, and that during the last four years there had been five petitions circulated to get license for a saloon here and every time had been knocked out, they began to think that perhaps they had been misinformed. Speaking of voting, there is going to by the largest number of votes cast this year that has been cast for a number of years, and the leading light seems to be on the district attorneyship.
    Herewith [I] send you the report of the work of the W.C.T.U. in this place. They are doing a noble work.
    Eagle Point W.C.T.U. met at the church Saturday and after the usual exercises the president requested Mrs. Lula Moomaw to take charge of the meeting and organize the Loyal Temperance Legion, which she proceeded to do. The young folk elected her for their general secretary. The officers for the L.T.L. are, president, Miss Blanch Cox, secretary, Miss Margaret Florey, Treasurer, Feina Lewis, librarian, Dottie Harnish. The W.C.T.U. hopes to make this organization a source of great pleasure and profit to these young people, and extend a cordial invitation to all children who are old enough to attend Sunday school to come and join with them, both in the good times they expect to have and the useful knowledge they will gain. The meetings of the L.T.L. will be held each Saturday afternoon immediately following those of the W.C.T.U.
Medford Mail, April 17, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    On Tuesday of last week I was called to take Mr. Owen and family, a Mr. Smith and another man whose name I did not learn to Butte Falls and returning the same day brought back a Mr. Cozzen, who went on to California the next day. Mr. Owen is a son of Elder Owen, of Butte Falls, and he cane from Lane County, expecting to remain during the summer and work at the mill.
    The place is beginning to put on the appearance of quite a business place, and now that they have the mill running, soon that they can get lumber to us, the prospects are that the town will grow considerable this summer.
    On last Friday I took three men up to the Iowa Lumber & Box Co.'s mills in the Big Butte country, one of whom was Mr. McQuade, husband of one of the Perry girls. On reaching there I found that Mr. Walker, the foreman, was keeping things moving. They have one of the mills almost ready for operation and the foundation of the other near completion. The Corum Bros. are attending to the culinary department and everything there had a neat and clean appearance. There is a constant string of men going and coming and from the Iowa Lumber & Box Co.'s mills and Butte Falls. The morning before I arrived there had been nine men discharged and the next day more were going on up looking for work.
    There has been a great many cattle sold in this section of the country and last Monday Wm. Nicholson, Asa Fordyce and Ed. Leever and Turner, all of Klamath County, came in and received six hundred head that Wig Ashpole and Gus Nichols had bought up for them and on Tuesday they started with them for their homes.
    Last Sunday morning the men who had been working on the P.&E.R.R. were discharged.
    Mrs. Thomas has taken charge of the Pool-Watkins-Scudder hotel and is looking for her son and his wife from Klamath County to take charge of it. There seems to be business enough just now here for two hotels, as we are crowded most of the time and still they come.
    Mrs. Howlett expects to have her new hotel so far completed by the first of May that she can serve supper for the dance in her new dining room. A large crowd is expected.
    Last Sunday the second Medford ball team came out and played the Eagle Point team. The result was six to seven in favor of Eagle Point.
    The many friends of Mrs. Ada Morine were pleased to see her among them, here at her old home last Monday. She came out with her son-in-law, C. F. Conrad, to spend a few days among her old friends.
    Mesdames Eickmeyer and McQuade came out last Sunday to visit their sister, Mrs. J. W. Grover, and while here Mrs. Eickmeyer took a photo of Mrs.  Grover's infant Sunday school class, and we all hope that it will be a good one so as to please the little ones.
    I had announced that I would preach at Agate last Sunday p.m., but was taken sick and was unable to attend. I wrote on Saturday to cancel my announcement.
    Rev. Mark C. Davis will preach in the Reese Creek school house next Sunday p.m., after Sunday school, and in the first Baptist church of Eagle Point next Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bond and their two children, Varian and Vernon, started for their old home near Burns, Oregon, last Saturday. They will be greatly missed from among us as Miss Varian has been acting secretary for our Sunday school for some time.
    Fred Tice, wife and two sons were guests with us last Sunday. They came over to visit their son, Ralph, who is driving one of the teams for the Iowa Lumber & Box Co. He happened to be in the hills at that time, taking up the last large boiler for the mill company, the fifth one transported from here.
    Rev. Wilson and family have moved from the place Dr. Page bought here, on which he has been living, to the Patterson place near Talent that Dr. Page bought a short time ago, and Mr. Wilson's brother-in-law, Mr. Bishop, has charge of the old place.
    Mrs. John Vaughn, of Roseburg, was met here by her brother, Mr. Owen, Monday evening. They remained here overnight and on Tuesday went on their way to the unsurveyed [to] visit her stepfather and her mother, Rev. and Mrs. John Fletcher.
    Mrs. A. J. Florey and Mrs. J. W. Grover went to Ashland last Sunday to attend the W.C.T.U. convention that meets there this week.
Medford Mail, April 24, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dugan, April 19, 1908, a twelve-pound boy.
    Born--to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Smith, April 20, 1908, a daughter.
    Revs. Mark C. Davis and A. C. Howlett will commence a series of meetings at Trail tonight, Friday, continuing over Sunday.
    E. M. Hubbard, of Gault, Calif., arrived here Wednesday of last week and the next day I took him on to Butte Falls to meet his stepbrother, Mr. Scott Claspill, whom he had not seen for several years. They at one time had not heard of each other for forty years, and while Mr. Hubbard was in the Hawaiian Islands he happened to see the same of Scott Claspill as one of the jurors in a lynching trial, and by that means renewed their acquaintance. He  returned from Butte Falls last Monday and started for his home in California the same day. He is very favorably impressed with our country and predicts a bright future for us. He thinks that we have a world of fine timber and after that is gone we have good soil and climate to fall back on.
    Died--At the family residence April 22, 1908, Mrs. Mary Jane Brown, wife of County Commissioner George Brown, of Eagle Point, aged 68 years, 10 months and 11 days. The deceased was born in Huddersfield, England, June 11, 1839, and came to the United States in her youth and married Mr. Brown in Racine County, Wisconsin, in 1853. In 1860 they started west and arrived in Jackson County that fall.
They resided in Jacksonville for over thirty years, then moved to Eagle Point, where they lived until the time of her death. She leaves her husband and nine children, one son, George Brown, Jr. having died from an accidental gunshot wound inflicted by his own hands. Mrs. Brown was a woman who was loved by all who knew her, and those who knew her best loved her most. She spent her life in trying to make others happy, and has raised a family of which any parent may well feel proud. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shields, of Medford, at the family residence and the remains were taken to the family burying ground in the Jacksonville cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.
    Last Sunday I was called upon to go to the residence of John Bergman and solemnize the marriage of Andrew J. Clarno and Miss Nettie Bergman. There was quite a number of their personal friends invited and about noon we all sat down to a table well laden with a dinner that would make a dyspeptic groan, for such a feast of good things as the Bergmans furnished would do credit to the most fastidious. After the marriage some of us proceeded to the Reese Creek school house, where I preached for Mr. Davis and he assisted in the management of the Sunday school and then he preached Sunday night in Eagle Point.
    A. B. Hamilton came out last Saturday with his wood sawing machine and Sunday morning he commenced to saw up the wood that has been cleared off of the old Ulrich place. He has quite a number of men employed at the business.
    Owing to my being called off to assist in the meeting at Trail I have called in my appointment at Table Rock for next Sunday. I expect to preach at the Reese Creek school house on the second Sunday in May at 3 p.m.
    The W.C.T.U. held their annual meeting at the Baptist church last Saturday. There was quite an interesting program. The delegates who attended the institute in Ashland reported a very pleasant visit and received very many helpful and encouraging words especially for the L.T.L. which our county president informed them was the only one in Jackson County. They were also informed that there would be an entertainment given at the church [in] May by Rev. Williams in the interest of the L.T.L., as he has been a worker in that order for many years, as we feel sure the young people will have a treat and gain much help from this visit.
Medford Mail, May 1, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.
(Received too late for last week.)
    On Thursday of last week I took a trip to the Trail Creek country by stage, reaching the old free ferry at 2:30 p.m., leaving the stage there and crossing Rogue River in a rowboat [I] was joined by Rev. M. C. Davis and we proceeded down the river a short distance to George Lynch's, and that night Rev. Davis organized a Sunday school in Central school house and preached to a good-sized audience. On Friday we wended our way up to Trail where we were greeted with a hearty welcome by mine hostess of the Trail Hotel, Mrs. Middlebusher, and her family. We found on our arrival that preparations were made in advance there that night. Those in attendance report having had a very pleasant time. Rev. Davis preached that night and then he and I preached alternately until Monday night, when the meeting closed. There was considerable interest manifested. On the road I learned that Mrs. John Black is building a new house on land of her own, as her son Lee had sold the old home place and expects to go to Washington. That Andrew Clarno, our new road supervisor, has been doing some needed work on the road between here and the free ferry. That Mr. Hartman, with two men, had gone to work on the new ferry boat, a thing that has been greatly needed by the travel; in fact the people feel that they have been outraged by the action of the county court by leaving them without any way to cross the river with team or baggage for the past winter and spring.
    Mr. Bass, our old ferry man, has been cleaning out quite a tract of land on his place at the ferry landing.
    While at Trail we had the pleasure of visiting the school taught by Miss Ada Welch on May Day and enjoyed an entertainment given by the school. She had the children well trained. Miss Welch is giving general satisfaction as a teacher.
    While at the Central school house Rev. Davis took a picture of the school and school house and we spent a short time visiting the school that is under the control of Miss Rose Nealon.
    Last week Silas McKee was here accompanied by Fort Hubbard's son, of Medford, who is going out on the forest reserve for a while with his uncle to try to improve his health.
    On Saturday of last week Mrs. Cap Miller and her three children arrived from Dakota and joined her husband. He has been looking for them for some time and was finally made happy by their arrival.
    The dance given by George W. Daley, Sr. on May 1st at that place was well attended and those who were here report having had very pleasant time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Terry took dinner last Monday with Mrs. Howlett and her two daughters, Misses Hattie and Agnes.
    There was preaching at the Reese Creek school house Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m.
    D. H. Miller and a friend of his from Portland by the name of Charles Redmond called last week as they were on their way to Butte Falls, Peyton, Trail. Mr. Redmond is a traveling artist soliciting work in his line.
    Mrs. Wilkinson, daughter of Elder J. P. Moomaw, wishes me to say to the readers of the Mail that she is so well pleased with Southern Oregon that she cannot help but rejoice that she is here, that she expects her husband and son in a very few days. They are on the road from North Dakota with a carload of fine stock for their farm, which they purchased from the late Arthur Pool. She also wishes me to say that she had a kind of an informal reception at her father's last Sunday. That about twenty-five of his old neighbors and friends met there and gave her a cordial greeting, that she can't help but notice the contrast between the people here and her old neighbors in North Dakota, for here the people seem to be good, quiet and sociable, while there they were a mixture of Dagoes, Indians and the rough class of whites, where instead of having religious meeting they have right the reverse.
    Mr. Frideger, of Medford, was engaged here Thursday and Friday of last week putting up flues in the new Sunnyside Hotel.
    A. B. Hamilton who has a wood sawing machine here to cut up the wood that was taken off the Wm. Ulrich place, had the misfortune to cut his hand very badly on the saw. Dr. Holt dressed the wound and the cut seems to be healing up nicely. A part of the machine gave way with him and he had to send to Los Angeles for a piece to replace it with the result that everything in that line is laying still.
    M. S. and E. A. Sullivan, of Oakley, Calif., have been stopping at the Sunnyside for several days, looking over the country with the object in view of buying a home among us. They are so well pleased with this section that they have determined to locate here.
    Merchant Lumsden of Medford came out last Friday with his big auto bringing with him his wife, Mr. Balcom, of Iowa, his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cowsar, from Portland, and after taking dinner at the Sunnyside they all repaired to E. S. Wolfer's strawberry farm where they feasted on berries and procured a fine lot to take home.
    Miss C. F. Wilson, one of the teachers in the Medford public school, came out last Saturday, remaining overnight with us and Sunday morning Hamilton Watkins, the stage driver from here to Trail, took her up to Chris Beale's, where she is engaged to teach this summer.
    Married--At the residence of the bride in Eagle Point, May 9, 1908, by Rev. A. C. Howlett, James Ringer and Mrs. Mary A. Wright. It was a quiet wedding, as there was no one present except the relatives of the contracting parties, Mrs. A. M. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Grover and the minister. Before the words were said which made them man and wife Miss Mamie Wright played the wedding march on the piano. After the wedding light refreshments were served.
    Last Sunday at the close of the Sunday school Earnest Cole delivered a lecture, his subject being "Ideals of Life." The lecture was quite interesting and he kept the attention of the audience during the whole time. Mr. Cole is a young man of marked acuity and with proper culture as an elocutionist will make his mark in the literary world.
    J. W. Grover and J. A. Jonas having bought a one-sixth interest each in the water ditch, leading from the mill, belonging to J. J. Fryer, and Mr. Fryer having agreed to put in one sixth, the three men are digging a ditch on the south side of the creek and will bring water from the old ditch across the creek in a flume so as to irrigate their places in the creek bottom.
    Quite a number of Central Point ladies came out last week to visit Mrs. St. Clair, one of their old neighbors, who is confined to her room at her sister's, Mrs. A. M. Thomas.
    Miss Anna Watkins spent several days last week visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. .
    W. H. Bowen (Dad), who has been staying at the Sunnyside for the past two or three years, took a trip to San Francisco to see the big fleet and expects to remain in California for some time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hawk, who recently bought the R. G. Brown place, arrived at their new home last week.
Medford Mail, May 15, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
BY A. C. HOWLETT.

    S. S. Aiken and Irvin McCall, of Prospect, stopped here overnight the latter part of last week on their way home with a load of supplies, They were detained here a part of a day on account of the rain, but thought that they could well afford to lay over as long as the rain was so much needed as what they lose on account of the rain will be made up in the good the shower did.
    Since my last George Brown has sold the hours and lot known as the Riddle property to John Watkins, consideration $300. Mr. Watkins has torn away the old fence and replaced it with a new wire fence, and as soon as he can get the lumber intends to build an addition to the house.
    Rudolph Neff, of Round Top mill, was down last week buying hay and grain for the Rogue River Lumber Company and storing it in the Sunnyside feed barn to be hauled to the sawmill when they can do so, the last rains having made the roads so bad that it is difficult to haul a load at the present time.
    The carpenters have had to suspend work on the new Sunnyside Hotel at present on account of running out of lumber. We thought that we had enough lumber out last fall to complete the building, but it is the same old story, changes in the plans called for more lumber, but the work will be resumed in a few days and carried on to completion.
    J. E. Stepp, of Round Top, came out a few days ago to get some new belting for the Round Top mill. They have a force of men employed cutting and hauling logs and getting ready for a big summer run.
    Miss Bertha Peachey, who taught the primary department of our school the latter part of the term, has been engaged to teach the rest of the term in the Lake Creek district, as Prof. A. L. Haselton is unable to teach on account of poor health.
    Last Monday a message came over the 'phone for Rev. John Fletcher, of the unsurveyed region, that his son-in-law, Mr. Vaughn, of Roseburg, had died Sunday sight and A. C. Howlett was called on to take the message to him. So about nine o'clock a.m. [I] started not knowing where we [were] going and on reaching Mr. Kelsoe's at the Big Butte bridge where I expected to gut directions as to the route I found that Mr. Kelso was out hunting his horses. He has hunted now for three weeks without any success, and there was no one there who could give the desired information, so I drove on to Hawk's mill and there learned that I was to go up the hill, up, up, and when I got to the top, about six miles, and began to go down I would come to Jones', and there get further directions, but when I reached Jones there was no one there and there the roads forked, so I yelled and hollowed, but could raise no one and there I was on top of the mountain and it [was] raining, so I decided to follow the plainest road and so started on down the hill or rather down into a canyon and down, down I went until I finally reached the bottom of the canyon and then started up again. [I]  had gone about a mile up the hill and there the roads forked again; again I decided to follow the plainest road so went on and lo! came to a pole placed across the road and a new road cut out off at right angles and there I was up against it. It was then about five o'clock p.m. and me without grub, or horse feed or blankets and it raining to beat the band, so I began to use my voice again and in a few minutes I saw a man and two women coming in sight and it proved to be Mr. Fletcher himself and his two daughters so I stopped for the night, found Mrs. Fletcher quite sick but improving some. While I had a hard trip I rather enjoyed it, for I passed through one of the finest bodies of timber I have ever seen in Oregon. Mr. Fletcher has been doing considerable work on his claim, has a nice young orchard growing, a strawberry patch, so they will have strawberries and cream providing they can get the cream, has some grain, alfalfa and vetch growing, last year raised potatoes and cabbage for their own use, but it is too far from the railroad to suit them. On my return I brought Mrs. Bruce out with me and she took the train for Roseburg to be with her sister who had lost her husband.
    Mr. Hartman, who had the contract to build the new free ferry, finished the job last week so that the stage running from here to Trail crossed on it last Saturday, and we can begin to see a change in our hotel business already as the travel can come the near way from Trail to Medford via Eagle Point.
    Austin Green, grandson of J. J. Fryer, who went to San Francisco to see the big fleet, returned last Tuesday and reports having had a royal good time.
    The most of the candidates on the Republican ticket met here last Monday night. I was called away at the time, but the report comes to me that they had a good attendance and some good speaking.
    Rev. Mark C. Davis will preach here next Sunday at 8 o'clock p.m. and at 3 o'clock p.m. at the Reese Creek school house.
Medford Mail, May 22, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Mr. Clark of Medford has his buzz saw out here at work cutting up the wood cut off the old Simon place.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at the Table Rock school house on the first Sunday in June at 10 o'clock a.m.
    Mrs. Gladius Karnes of Medford was out the first of the week to visit her mother, Mrs. Heckathorn.
    The Mail is requested to announce that the ladies of Eagle Point will serve dinner in Holmes' warehouse on election day, the proceeds to be applied toward buying seats for the church.
    D. S. J. Pearce of Forest Creek came over with his family to visit his sister, Mrs. Esther Saint Clair, who is at her sister's, Mrs. Thomas, in a very critical condition. They have all returned home except Mrs. Pearce, Sr., who will remain with the invalid for awhile.
    Last week, as Mr. Wamsley was painting the windows in the new Sunnyside, one of the windows fell and drove a nail into his thumb on his left hand, so that he had to lay off for a few days, and about the same time John W. Smith, Jr. fell off a scaffold and sprained his ankle, but they both went to work again Tuesday morning.
    There will be a Sunday school picnic in the Bybee grove on Rogue River, near the Bybee bridge, on Sunday, June 14. It is expected that the following schools will take part in the exercises: Table Rock, Agate, Reese Creek, Roosevelt and Eagle Point. The teachers are arranging a nice program and expect to have a time among the children that they will never forget.
    W. B. Chance, the state examiner of the different kinds of machinery, was here last week and procured a saddle horse and visited the C.L.L. Co.'s mill near Caster's, Butte Falls, and the Nimrod Charley mills returning on Sunday evening, and on Monday took the car for his home in Albany. He reports the mills in fairly good condition and speaks in the highest terms of our timber.
    On Friday of last week Mr. Ditsworth of Peyton brought out an old man by the name or Wolden from near Prospect and took him to the county hospital. He is quite aged, being 72 years of age, and afflicted with some kind of disease of the legs so that he can hardly walk. Mr. Ditsworth returned to the Sunnyside the next day and reports that the county poorhouse is kept in as nice condition as anyone could desire, that the beds were clean and that the victuals were well cooked and of a good variety, showing quite a contrast between the old poor house management under the old Jacksonville ring and the present. It does one good to know that the poor unfortunates of our county are so well treated when they become county charges.
Medford Mail, May 29, 1908, page 3


Eagle Point Eaglets.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Rev. John Fletcher came out last Tuesday on his way to Grants Pass and Roseburg.
    Mrs. Jerry Heckathorn of Butte Falls came out the first of the week to visit relatives here.
    Charley Betz returned last Saturday from California, where he has been staying for some time.
    Mrs. Burnetta Williscroft Frasier has been visiting the Misses Hattie and Agnes Howlett last week.
    A. C. Howlett will preach in the Table Rock school house next Sunday, June 7, at 10 o'clock a.m.
    Miss Agnes von der Hellen returned home from Corvallis, where she has been attending school, last Monday.
    On Sunday the people of Butte Falls had memorial services in Albert's hall, which were well attended.
    Mrs. Jennie Simpkins of Woodville came up last week to visit her mother, Mrs. Heckathorn, and her sister, Mrs. Frank Lewis.
    Mrs. Lottie Van Scoy, widowed daughter of George Brown, went to Ashland last week to visit in her father-in-law's family.
    Mrs. Joseph Rader was in Medford last Monday on business and on her return was accompanied by her brother, Mr. Rose of Phoenix.
    Miss Lottie Taylor, Dr. Holt, Merrirt Brown, Thomas and George Lewis and Wilbur Ashpole went to Portland last Monday to attend the rose carnival.
    There was an entertainment given by the Butte Falls school last Friday evening. It is spoken of in the highest terms, and those who attended report that it was a grand success and that the children performed their parts fine.
    Messrs. Spencer and Faris and Miss Maud Prim of Butte Falls stopped here last Tuesday on their way to Medford. They report that they had a nice dance at Butte Falls Monday night, that Mrs. Albert gave the supper which gave very general satisfaction. Miss Prim has just closed her school in Butte Falls and was on her way to her home in Jacksonville.
    Miss Bessie Haselton, having closed her school at Foots Creek, has returned home and gone to Lake Creek to finish the term of school there commenced by her father, Professor A. L. Haselton, which he had to give up on account of poor health. I stated in a former article that Miss Bertha Peachey had gone to Lake Creek to teach the school, but on her arrival her and the school board could not agree on the price of teaching and so she has gone to Grants Pass.
    Died--At the family residence, in Brownsboro, May 31, James K. Bell, aged about 55 years. He leaves a wife and several children, who are all about grown. Mr. Bell had been in poor health for several months, and his death was not a surprise to his family or friends. He was a man who was highly respected by those who knew him.
    The same day, May 31, Mr. McDonald, another old pioneer, passed away near Brownsboro, quite suddenly, having been sick but a few days. He is supposed to have been over 70 years of age, but I have no way to get the facts. His remains were interred in the Brownsboro cemetery last Tuesday.
    Last Friday your correspondent took a trip to Ashland to attend the annual meeting of the Congregational association and on my arrival found that body at work planning for future work. Among those who were in attendance was Rev. H. N. Smith, superintendent of the Sunday school work in Oregon, Rev. A. A. Stillman of Eugene, H. B.  Pinkerton, Mrs. T. A. Lipp, Mrs. Gillette, Rev. A. F. Fulsom of Forest Grove, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Himes of Portland, secretary of the Oregon Historical Society; Rev. C. F. Clapp of Forest Grove, now state evangelist of the Congregational Church; Rev. A. E. Bradstreet of Hubbard, E. C. Oakley of Oregon City, P. S. Knight of Salem, Rev. H. M. Lenney and H. H. Hicoff of Berkeley, Cal.; and Dr. J. E. Walker, who has been a missionary in China for 28 years. The services were well attended and the utmost harmony prevailed. Rev. Mr. Green, the pastor of the Congregational church in Ashland, and his wife seem to be very popular and the attendance at the regular church services, Sunday school and the union league all showed their popularity. Arrangements were made to supply some of the places in this county that have been only partially cared for and the work was given a new inspiration. The preaching and lectures were exceptionally good and everyone seemed to feel as though they had come to the right place to have a good time.
    The stereopticon lecture, showing the work having been done by the missionaries in India, was a grand success and those who attended the series of meetings will have something to think of for a long time.
Medford Mail, June 5, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Rev. A. C. Howlett will preach in Butte Falls on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock and on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
    Since my last, George Phillips has moved from the old Farlow house, where he has been living for some time, to the house formerly occupied by Claud Wamsley.
    Mr. and Mrs. Baker of Butte Falls came out last Tuesday and met their son, Mr. Brown of Seattle, who arrived on the P.&E. train. They had an early dinner and returned the same day for their home.
    Clarence Pierce and a Mr. Renkins, from Michigan, were out last Tuesday looking at the country. They had been at Brownsboro to look at a place and then came here for dinner and to look over some of our land.
    John Edsall and Mr. Conner were at the Sunnyside for dinner last Tuesday and report that the Crater Lake Lumber Company's mill on Big Butte cut last Monday 40,000 feet of lumber and that they are going right ahead.
    Hamilton Watkins, the Trail mail carrier, while at dinner last Tuesday remarked that they were having a regular feast of trout at Trail, that Clarence Middlebusher caught on last Monday 42 trout, and thought thar was not much.
    Our school clerk, J. A. Jonas, has posted notices calling a school meeting for the third Monday in June, which is next Monday. Let everybody turn out and put in a director who will help to have a good school and let us see if we cannot establish our reputation for having good schools.
    Green Mathews informs me that he has purchased a three-acre strip off the old D. P. Mathews place, lying along the county road, one acre wide and three long; consideration, $100 per acre. He tells me that he intends to build on it and if he sells his old home place he will move there and if not he will have it to rent.
    Since my last there has been another change in real estate. Eli Ellis has traded his house and two acres of land in Eagle Point to a man by the name of I. Harvey of Coquille City. They simply changed places. Mr. Harvey has a wife and one son. Mr. Ellis was here last week and took his household effects and started for Coquille and Mr. Harvey has moved into his new home. Mr. Ellis has married again.
    I have to record the death of another of our old pioneers, Thomas Baldwin of Brownsboro, who passed away last Friday at his daughter's home, and the remains were interred in the Brownsboro cemetery last Sunday. The deceased was quite aged and has been very active for a man of his age, as I understand that he was about 80 years of age. I have not been able to learn the particulars of his death or family, but know that he leaves some of a family behind. He was a man who was highly respected by all who knew him.
    On last Sunday Rev. Davis and myself went to Table Rock, where I preached, and we met the Sunday school and all the necessary arrangements were made for the picnic on Rogue River just below the Bybee bridge next Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m. In the afternoon we met the Agate Sunday school and after I had preached, arrangements were made to have the presentation exercises of the district school and the Lincoln Literary Society of Agate, of a very neat wristlet and ring to Miss Mae Newland, who has been teaching the Agate school and was also president of the literary society. The wristlet was presented on behalf of the literary society by Miss Florence Kincade, one of the pupils, with a neat and appropriate speech, and the ring was presented by Miss Fay Grigsby on behalf of the school with a very appropriate speech, and the responses by Miss Newland, the teacher, was not only appropriate, but quite impressive. The two presents were not only beautiful to look at, but quite costly and no doubt will be cherished through life, and the time of the presentation will be marked as a bright spot in her early history.
Medford Mail, June 12, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Wilford Jack came up from Ashland last week to visit his relatives in these parts.
    John Watkins has had the carpenters at work on his house putting on rustic and making additions to the building.
    Mrs. Dr. Grover of the unsurveyed stopped here last Monday for dinner on her way to Iowa to join her husband.
    There is considerable lumber being hauled here and through town to other parts of the valley, and business is looking up.
    Chauncey and Jack Florey. sons of our postmaster, started last Saturday to Crater Lake National Park to work this summer.
    Mesdames Schneider and Messenger of Elk Creek were pleasant callers on Wednesday of last week on their way to Agate and Medford.
    Haying is under way and men who have and will have hay to sell are looking around for a market, as the late rain has brought it out so that the crop seems to be up to the average.
    Mr. William Brown has the men at work making the foundation of his new residence of concrete and getting the lumber out to build. Dr. Holt is also getting the material out for his house.
    Dr. Holt of Eagle Point returned from Portland last week and Miss Lottie Taylor, who has been in Portland for the last two weeks visiting her mother and brothers, returned last Tuesday.
    Rev. McHenry, the anti-saloon campaigner, visited Eagle Point last Tuesday in the interest of the Anti-Saloon League. He is confident that every saloon in the county will be wiped out after the first of July.
    Mr. Briggs and Mr. Mahoney of Butte Falls were sojourners among us last Monday night. Mr. B. had been to Medford and secured a load of supplies for his drug store in Butte Falls, and Mr. Mahoney was doing his hauling for him.
    Our postmaster has put in a new set of boxes and changed everything around so that the office presents a neat and tidy appearance. Instead of having the old style of lock boxes with a key we now have the combination lock without a key.
    Mr. Pierce of Siskiyou County, California, was a pleasant caller last week on his way to the Crater Lake Lumber Company's mills to look over the situation, roads, etc. with the object in view of taking a contract to haul lumber with a large traction engine from the mills to the railroad.
    Deputy Assessor W. R. Stansell came among us last Sunday evening and has been assessing the property in this precinct. He is aiming to assess the property at its cash value and consequently making us poor fellows feel quite rich, but he assures us that the rate will be made such that our taxes will be no higher than they have been heretofore.
    Died--June 14, at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. M. Thomas, in Eagle Point, Mrs. St. Clair
[Esther Pearce Sinclair], aged about 70 years. The deceased had been living in this county for a number of years and was highly respected by those who knew her. She was a member of the Central Point Christian church where the funeral services were conducted last Monday, and the remains were interred in the Jacksonville cemetery by the side of her husband, who preceded her to the beyond several years ago. They never had any children, but she left a sister, Mrs. Thomas, and brother, D. S. J. Pearce of Forest Creek.
    Last Sunday being children's day, the Sunday school from the different sections of this end of the county met in a beautiful grove on the north bank of Rogue River, under the direction of Rev. M. C. Davis, the traveling Sunday school missionary of the Congregational Church. The exercises were opened with singing and prayer and in the forenoon we had the program of Table Rock school. After the exercises were concluded quite a number took boat rides in the river in boats that were there for the occasion. Everyone there seemed to enjoy themselves and the first children's day exercises on the Rogue River will be long remembered by those who were present and enjoyed the pleasures of the occasion.
    Our annual school meeting was held last Monday and there was a fair attendance. J. W. Grover was elected director and J. A. Jonas was re-elected district clerk. The meeting voted a 5-mill tax to be levied for school purposes for the next year and the valuation that Mr. Stansell, the deputy assessor, is putting on the property here that will raise about half enough to pay off the indebtedness of the district, but as we expect to pay at least $100 a month for the principal and $50 a month for the primary teacher and expect to have an eight months' school the coming school year. It will take some money to foot the bill, and the most of those present at the meeting were in favor of an eight months' school and hiring nothing but No. 1 teachers.
Medford Mail, June 19, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Miss Lina Lewis of this place was visiting her aunt, Mrs. Kernes, of Medford last week.
    Benj. Fredenburg of Butte Falls came here for dinner last Tuesday on his way home from the valley.
    Rev. A. C. Howlett will preach at Trail next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. and at Central school house at 3 o'clock p.m.
    Miss Parker, a daughter of W. W. Parker, came out from Butte Falls last Monday on her way to the Willamette Valley.
    Mrs. Netherland of Butte Falls came over on Wednesday of last week, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Patton.
    Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Edmondson of Butte Falls came out last Monday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Patton.
    Surveyors Perkins and Osgood were out last week trying to locate the county road leading from here to Wellen, and surveying off some land for Pierce & Son, also dividing up the Dr. Page orchard into small tracts.
    John Watkins has had the carpenters and painters at work on the old Riddle house and changed the appearance of the place so that a stranger would hardly know it. Mr. Watkins went to Medford last Monday to get new doors, both solid and screen. They are fixing up things to stay.
Medford Mail, June 26, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    John Mayfield and family were visiting the family of Mr. and Mrs. Knighton last week
    Mr. Haak [Hawk?], the man who bought the R. G. Brown farm, is planning to build this summer.
    Mr. Debee. one of our local carpenters, is at work improving S. H. Harnish's residence.
    William Smith and family took an outing last Sunday upon Rogue River, spending the day in fishing.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at Table Rock next Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m. and at Agate at 3 o'clock p.m.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Overhalser of Medford, a brother-in-law of G. M. Childreth, was visiting here last week.
    Mr. Berwork of Medford was a caller one day last week. He was looking over our country with a view of locating amongst us.
    William Spencer of the unsurveyed came out the first of the week and went to work on the house being built by William Brown.
    Mr. Pettigrew has taken the contract to haul the lumber for Dr. Holt's house and Scott Bruce has taken the contract to build the same.
    William League and family of Medford, who have been taking an outing at Olson's sawmill, came out last Monday and took the P.&E. train for Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. William Nessler of Washington, nephew and niece of Mrs. William Knighton, arrived on Wednesday of last week on a visit to their uncle and aunt.
    Mrs. Howlett, who has been cooking for the guests at the Sunnyside Hotel since the first of March, while the new building was being built, moved into her new house on Friday of last week.
    J. A. Abbott and his brother, J. D. Abbott, of Klamath River, were callers at the Sunnyside last Monday night. J. D. Abbott is here on a visit with his brother, and they both went to Elk Creek Tuesday morning, where they will visit for a few days.
    At our annual school meeting there was a 5-mill tax voted, but there was nothing said about having the school house painted, although it was ordered done a year ago, and as it now stands, it does not reflect credit on the energy and enterprise of the district, as it needs painting very much.
    Mr. and Mrs. Masters of New York were guests at the Sunnyside last Sunday. They have been constant readers of the Mail for the last three years, and when they met Mrs. Howlett, he said that he felt just as well acquainted as though they had always known her, having been a constant reader of the Eaglets during that time.
    Another unfortunate company started from Medford in two automobiles Sunday morning for Rogue River for an outing and fishing excursion and about 1 o'clock p.m. an axle in one of the autos broke and they had to send to Medford for another axle while the company camped under an oak tree by the side of the road. So we see that riding in an auto is not always attended with entire satisfaction.
    Last Sunday Mr. Enyart, president of the Medford National Bank, and his wife and mother had quite an experience. They started for the Caster sawmill, as he wanted to look it over for another party, in an automobile, and when they got to the Conover camp, about two miles from the mill, the auto broke down and Mr. Enyart had to walk to Caster's, procure a team and driver to drive his family back to the valley. I happened to pass them at the Reese Creek school house, as I was coming from preaching at Central, and relieved the overcrowded hack by taking Mr. E. in the buggy with me. At Eagle Point he hired Thomas & Son to take them to Medford with a team, as they could not get Medford over the phone. The trouble seemed to be in getting anyone at Central Point, and just as they crossed the bridge here they met an automobile and that frightened the horses and they started to run and came near running over the bank into the creek. Mr. E.'s mother fainted, and while this was going on outdoors Rev. Mr. Clevenger was making the opening prayer for the evening services in the church, and a large part of the congregation ran out of the house, and some of the ladies almost went into hysterics. The result was, Mr. Enyart had to hire a man to go to Agate and phone for an auto to come out for them, and I think that they reached home safely sometime that night.
Medford Mail, July 3, 1908, page 5


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Miss Belle Maltby of Medford and Austin Green of our town were guests at the Sunnyside one evening last week.
    Floyd Pearce and family of Forest Creek came over to visit Mrs. Pearce's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer, last week,
    J. H. Mayhew of Medford and Mr. Ramsey of Wisconsin were here last week looking over the country.
    A man by the name of Thompson, from the Big Bend country, was here last week.
    George Westerfield of Chehalis, Wash., an old miner, called on Saturday night and on Sunday went on his way to Central Point.
    Claude Wamsley, who has been visiting old-time friends in Newport, Or., returned to his old home last Saturday.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at the Derby school house next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. and Reese Creek at 3 o'clock p.m.
    Owen Dunlap and William Miller called one night last week quite late and asked for an early breakfast. They started for Big Butte bridge by 5 a.m.
    Leonard Smith of Medford, the orator of the day at the Trail celebration on the Fourth, took dinner at our hostelry on the 3rd on his way to Trail.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cook of Boise, Idaho, came out last Saturday and remained with us until Monday evening. They looked at several of the places around our town and on Monday I took them out north and east of here to see some of the foothill country.
    Glen Fabrick and wife, accompanied by his brother and Dr. F. D. Wilson of Hood River, came out last Sunday for an outing and to see our country and try a meal at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Miss Hattie Allen of Trail, who has been in Medford for some time, stopped here for dinner last Saturday on her way home. She went on the Eagle Point and Trail stage line. Mrs. Underwood came out on the stage the same day on her way to Medford via the P.&E.R.R. Mrs. Underwood has been visiting friends in the Elk Creek country.
    There were quite a large number of our citizens went to Butte Falls to spend the Fourth, and on the road there on Friday one hackload of young men met with quite a mishap in going down the Obenchain Mountain. They got to driving faster than the law allows, and perhaps were a little reckless. You know it was nearing the Fourth and they were feeling a little jubilant, and [somehow it] was that they ran the horses off the grade, turned over the hack, and all of them were bruised more or less, and one or two of them were quite badly hurt. They were going to the dance, and of course had on their good clothes. One of them did not regain consciousness for several hours. But they learned one lesson----
Medford Mail, July 10, 1908, page 3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Arthur Smith came over to our place to see his brothers, Leon and Roy, last Monday.
    A. C. Howlett will preach in Butte Falls next Sunday, at 11 o'clock a.m. and 8 p.m.
    J. A. Jonas has had the carpenters making some improvements on his premises.
    At this writing, John Watkins has the carpenters at work putting a neat porch on the front of his house.
    I should have mentioned in my last correspondence that Mrs. Dr. Holt had returned from her visit with relatives in San Francisco, but it slipped my mind.
    Mr. Jordan, the man who bought the Cook property here, is planning to build a new house this fall. He has had Wamsley and Son to draw a plan of the house.
    Misses Zoe Redden, of Fresno, Cal., and Bernice Carder, of Medford, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside Tuesday morning, on their way to visit Miss Jose Riley.
    Frank Brown has had three large windows put in his house, greatly improving the looks of the place. Also he had James Ringer do the painting act.
    There was quite a number of our townspeople went to Ashland to attend the Chautauqua, but I have not heard of their return, but know that they will have a fine time.
    S. S. Bouce and Mr. Grover of the unsurveyed have taken the contract to build the Dr. Holt house in Eagle Point, and are at work on it, pushing the work as fast as possible.
    Judge S. S. Pentz, of Butte Falls, and Mr. Mahoney came out from Medford last Monday night on their way to Butte Falls with a load of cement for the new school house.
    C. W. Skeen, of Eugene, an employee of the S.P.R.R. Co., stopped with us two nights last week, going from here to several different points where he had business.
    Mrs. Arglee Green of Oxnard, Cal., and her son, Fred, a stenographer in the S.P.R.R. office in San Francisco, are here on a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fryer.
    Rev. M. C. Davis came over to Eagle Point last Saturday eve, but I was not at home, but in a letter he says he will preach in Eagle Point the next time he comes out south. He is a very busy man.
    Wamsley & Son have been putting in some more doors in our school house and changing those that were in so that they will swing outward instead of inward as they have been, so in case of fire there would be less danger to the children.
    Last Monday E. H. Jemmey came out to the Sunnyside and on Tuesday he was joined by S. E. Mormon and Mr. Perkins and Claude Metz, a company of surveyors who are here surveying for different parties. They expect to commence on the place Mr. Haak bought of R. J. Brown.
    W. L. Denton, A. E. Moor, James Rummel and Aaron Wyland called at the Sunnyside for dinner last Monday, on their way home. They had been, via the Pelican Bay route, to Fort Klamath, Crater Lake, etc. and were on their way home to Medford. They report the road in fine condition from here to Crater Lake by the Rogue River route.
    Last Monday Mr. C. F. Cook, traveling salesman for the Russellville nursery, called on us for dinner. Last Saturday eve, Mrs. Arglee Green gave a party to the young folk of our town so that they all could meet and be met by her sons, Fred and Austin. Fred was on his way back to San Francisco. He had a layoff for a fortnight and took a trip to Salt Lake City, Ogden, Portland, Ore., and stopped off to see his mother, brother, grandparents and old-time friends, of which he has a host in these parts.
    There were two gentlemen from Medford came out last Saturday, and wanted to go to the Tom Fredenburg place, on Big Butte, to fish and have a good time, and so I took them up Saturday night and returned to John Allen's that night and preached for the people of Derby on Sunday. They have a nice Sunday school organized there. The hay crop in that section is very good considering the backward season.
    On Thursday of last week, the news reached us that the Round Top sawmill had been burned and about 250,000 feet of lumber and Mr. Iseli's barn. With no insurance the loan falls heavy on the three owners of the mill although they have the satisfaction of knowing that they are out of debt. It is not only a severe calamity on the owners of the mill, but it is felt in the valley, for it was the nearest and best place to get lumber, and the straight and honorable way they have of doing business has made them many warm friends in these parts.
    We came near having to record another fire in Eagle Point. Last week as Miss Mabel Wamsley was cleaning up a room in her home, she had occasion to move a commode and in rolling it out one of the rollers ran over a match unnoticed by her. As she was at work she smelled cotton burning and looking around discovered that there was a hole burned in the carpet and all that saved the house was her staying there a few minutes longer than she expected.
    A few of Mrs. Howlett's neighbors came in on her one day last week and assisted her in sewing her carpet together for her rooms in the Sunnyside Hotel. They were: Mesdames Dr. Holt, S. B. Holmes, J. H. Carlton, S. H. Harnish, James Gordon-Walker, Miss Dollie Harnish and Miss Lorine Walker. And later in the evening Mesdames Arglee Green, Cora Officer, Gladius Pierce and the Misses Lottie Taylor, Anna Little and Loraine Ulrich came in to help but the work was all done. Cake and strawberries were served and after spending awhile visiting and having a good time the company dispersed to their homes, feeling that they had had a very pleasant time.
Medford Mail, July 17, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    [illegible] Crowell and wife of Hanford[, Wash.,] were here last week looking for a location.
    Mrs. J. J. Fryer and her grandson, Austin Green, went to Cinnabar Springs last Friday.
    Mrs. Nye and daughter, Miss Elsie, who have been in Roseburg for some time, have returned and at this writing are [staying with?] Mrs. Nye's son-in-law, A. C. Florey.
    E. Ervin of Goldfield, Nev., was among the many callers last week. He is a mining man and was talking of going to the Elk Creek mines when he left here.
    Tarbell & Co. have opened up a meat market in our town, and now we may expect to have something good and handy. The Central Point meat man comes on Tuesday and Friday, so we will be well supplied in that line.
    W. C. Chaney of Los Angeles, Cal., was looking over our part of the country, and was very favorably impressed with our surroundings. He seemed to think that with our water power and other advantages the future outlook was encouraging.
    A party consisting of Mrs. Martin, 90 years old, her two sons, her grandson, granddaughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. McGowan, all of Ashland, stopped here last week on their way to Crater Lake and other places of interest. They came in on the P.&E. train and had a team meet them here from Ashland. They expect to spend most of the summer out in the hills and in Klamath County.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Potter of Ashland and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matthews of Petaluma, Cal., arrived at the residence of Joseph Riley this week to be at the bedside of Tobias Linksweiler (generally known as Charley Linksweiler), who is lying very low, and is expected to live only a short time. Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Matthews are stepdaughters of Mr. Linksweiler, and sisters of Mr. Riley. Mr. Linksweiler is now past 80 years of age, and there is no hope entertained of his recovery.
    Last Saturday the Eagle Point correspondent of the Morning Mail took a trip to Butte Falls and conducted services on Sunday. While there he learned that there was considerable sickness among the small children, and also the particulars with regard to the accident that befell B. F. Harris. He and Mr. Lewis were trying to raise a floodgate that held the water in the bulkhead when the water was 12 feet deep, and a large body of water back of it. The cable with which they had been raising the gate, 3½x3½ feet square, had pulled out and they were trying to raise it with crowbars. Mr. Harris had got his side started and stepped into the flume to assist Mr. Lewis, and just then the force of the water tore the floodgate away, tearing it apart, and the flood of water carried him about 15 [feet] out from the flue, he falling a distance of 30 feet, and landing him on solid rock, where the force of the water carried him over the falls, a distance of about 20 feet. I have this statement from two eyewitnesses, Messrs. Lewis and Miller, Mr. Harris' brother-in-law, who was standing right over him and saw the whole of the accident. When Messrs. Miller and Lewis got to him he was in water about 18 inches deep, on his hands and knees, and they and four other men picked him up and carried him up a steep cliff. Upon examination it was found that he was badly cut about the head, one rib broken, his spine badly hurt and bruised all over. When I saw him Sunday afternoon he was resting easily, and thought he would be able to be up in a short time.
    In speaking of accidents, Mr. Miller and his wife came near being killed but a few days before Mr. Miller got hurt. They were fishing on the bank of the Big Butte and happened to be in a thicket on the bank, and there was no wind, when Mr. Miller heard something cracking. He thought it was an animal, but the noise increased, and to his horror he discovered that it was a large fir tree falling right toward them. There seemed to be no way of escape but to jump into the water, and that was deep, so they had to stand and take the chances of being killed. The tree fell so close to them that the small limbs brushed them, and Mrs. Miller was so overcome that she had to be helped up the bank. Mr. Miller says it will be a long time before he gets over the nervous shock.
    I also learned that the three men who owned the Round Top mill, which was burned, have been engaged to operate the Butte Falls mill. They took charge of it last Monday.
    Mr. Brawnson, the contractor, who is to build the new school house in Butte Falls, is going right ahead with the work. The cornerstone of the building was to have been laid on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with appropriate ceremonies. After the school house is completed, he intends to build a meeting house for church purposes. Mr. Harris proposes to give the lot on which to erect the house into the timber and the use of the mill to saw the lumber and let the men living here who understand running it saw the lumber. Our county road workers, with teams and machinery, are at work opening up the new road between here and Brownsboro.
    Surveyor Perkins, who has been doing surveying in this section, brought his family out last Monday and they are staying of the Sunnyside at present.
    H. E. Lee and Miss Agnes Schweisthal of Chicago, who are traveling in the interest of a magazine company in the East, came out Monday evening on the P.&E. They took supper at the Sunnyside and were met by Mr. Allen of Trail that evening and proceeded on their journey. They expect to spend some time at Trail fishing and hunting and then go to Crater Lake and Klamath County.
Medford Mail, July 24, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Miss Irene Palmer of Medford was a guest at the Sunnyside several days last week.
    I also learned that there was a fine boy born on July 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morrison.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at Table Rock next Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, and at Agate at 3 p.m.
    Fifteen hundred yards of lawn on sale today, 11
¢ a yard. Regular 15¢ and 20¢ values. W. H. Meeker & Co.
    I also learned that Miss Margaret Nealon had about finished her term of school in what is known as the Black district. The school closes Friday, July 31.
    Mr. Head, the organ cleaner of Medford, and his two boys passed through the city on Tuesday of last week, on their way to Klamath County.
    S. H. Harnish has gone to Cinnabar Springs for his health. He has an old trouble [of] the stomach and kidneys, and wants to try that resort for relief.
    Rev. Goulder of Medford, whose family is near Butte Falls taking an outing. and Frank Netherland of Butte Falls, stopped at the Sunnyside last Friday on their way to Medford.
    Mr. Perkins and family and his company of surveyors were here with us during last week. He did considerable work in his line in straightening out the lines of the different places in our town and vicinity.
    Mr. Hawk of the Clarks Creek sawmill, his son and a married daughter and her son came in about 12 o'clock last Monday night on their way home to the sawmill. His daughter is from California, and is here on a visit.
    Last Sunday I preached at the upper Trail Creek school house at 11 o'clock and at Central Point at 3 p.m. While on the trip I learned that the citizens of Trail and vicinity gave Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mathews a surprise party one night last week. There were about 14 young people and eight older ones present, and they report having had a very pleasant time, as Mr. and Mrs. Mathews know just how to entertain their guests.
    On my return home Sunday evening I learned that Tobias L. Linksweiler (generally known as Charley Linksweiler), had died on Sunday, July 26, at his old home on Antelope Creek, two miles from Eagle Point, of general debility. He was 84 years, two months and 20 days old. Mr. Linksweiler was one of our oldest citizens, having settled on the place where he died in the early '50s and has lived there continuously ever since. He was a man with a large and warm heart, always ready to turn a hand to help those whom he could, liberal to a fault, and he leaves four stepchildren--Joseph and William Riley, Mrs. S. A. Potter and Mrs. Frank Mathews. They were all at the funeral, except William, who is in Eastern Oregon. The remains were followed to their last resting place in the Antelope cemetery last Monday by a large number of his old neighbors, many of them having known him from their earliest childhood. The funeral services were conducted by Elder Moomaw.
    Our daughter, Miss Millie Hoyt of Fort Klamath, came in last week to visit her parents and sisters and to put up berries for next winter's use. While here she visited her old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner of Talent.
Medford Mail, July 31, 1908, page 3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
[By A. C. Howlett.]
   Miss Clarice Bayless of San Francisco is here visiting her cousin, Miss Mamie Wright.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at Derby next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and at Reese Creek at 3 p.m.
    E. S. Wolfer is doing the plumbing work on the new houses built by William Brown and Dr. Holt.
    William Knighton and wife, who went to Cinnabar Springs some time ago, returned home last week.
    Mrs. Phillips, mother of one of our townsmen, arrived at her son's home one day last week from Bandon.
    The ladies of Eagle Point will give an ice cream social next Saturday night for the benefit of the church.
    Mr. Riggins and a friend by the name of Humphrey were pleasant callers last Friday on their way to Medford.
    Mrs. Wamsley, who went to Cinnabar Springs some days ago, had to return, as she was threatened with pneumonia.
    Our local meat market is doing a fine business here, and the people of Eagle Point know how to appreciate such a change.
    Messrs. Bruce and Grover, who have the contract for building Dr. Holt's house, are finishing the work and appear to be doing a fine job.
    Three of the Bunch brothers took dinner at the Sunnyside last Monday, two of them being on their way to Fort Klamath, the other returning to Medford that afternoon.
    James Ringer, our boss painter, has been doing the painting on William Brown's new house. He has been kept busy most of the time summer painting and paper hanging.
    I omitted to state in my last correspondence that Master Harold Bunch, who came in with our daughter, Mrs. Hoyt, returned to his home near Fort Klamath last Friday with her.
    Our farmers are storing large quantities of baled hay in this part of the county, and the prospect is that there will be no scarcity of that commodity next winter, although the price still keeps up.
    J. J. Fryer & Co. have completed the branch of the ditch on the south side of the creek, got the flue in and now have an abundant supply of water for several of the places in the lower part of the town.
    Dr. Grover, who has a claim on the unsurveyed, and has been back to Illinois on business, returned last week and, after remaining overnight with his brother at the Sunnyside, went on up to his home in the high hills.
    A. J. Daley and wife started for Cinnabar Springs this week on account of the poor health of Mrs. Daley. Their grandson, Henry, has returned from there and makes good reports of the condition of things at that place.
    M. S. Wood, one of our pioneer citizens and an old G.A.R. man, had a severe attack of sunstroke last Monday, it being the second attack he has had, and [it] proved to be very serious. He was taken to his home and cared for by the members of the G.A.R. corps.
    Misses Alice J. French and Iney H. Willits and Messrs. Amos R. Willits and Henry Thorten were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside one night last week, Mr. Willits and his sister having come from the headwaters of Elk Creek to meet the other two and take them to their home for an outing.
    Jack Florey, son of our postmaster, who is working on the Crater Lake reserve, came near being killed by lightning last week, while he was washing dishes in camp. The shock was so great that it knocked him down, but did not hurt him any more than to give him a severe nervous shock, but Jack doesn't want any more of such experiences.
    By some means I omitted to announce the arrival of Mrs. David Ball at the home of her mother a short time ago, and her husband wrote that she must have arrived in the night, as he did not see anything of her arrival in the Eaglets. But she reached here all O.K. and had a good visit with her mother and other relatives and friends, and is now visiting friends and relatives in Woodville. Her home is in Humboldt  County, California, and she comes regularly once a year to see her mother and sisters.
    Last Saturday the ladies of Eagle Point gave an ice cream social for the benefit of the church fund. There was a remarkably good attendance and a splendid time had. The receipts of the evening were $17.50. When the ladies of Eagle Point undertake to do anything for the church they do it in such a manner as to reach the pockets of the men.
    R. C. Avery, our meat market man, has moved his family into a house adjoining the meat shop and, like most of the sensible men, subscribed for the Morning Mail, so that he can keep posted on the current affairs of the country.
    Mr. Ditsworth, a resident of the Upper Rogue River, returned last Saturday from a visit with his brother and other relatives in Illinois. He was gone about a month. He reports the weather back there exceedingly hot and damp and says it is almost unbearable. He also reports that there is all the difference in the world between the people, socially, there and here. In the northern part of the state a stranger can hardly get acquainted at all, as everybody seems to be paddling his own canoe and shunning the stranger as they would a contagion. He says that, after all, he finds no place like the Rogue River Valley.
Medford Mail, August 7, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    Miss Bessie Haselton went to Medford last Tuesday to take the teacher's examination.
    E. L. Colwell, also of Portland, stopped with us overnight on his way to Trail to meet his father.
    A. Phillips and family arrived at his father-in-law's, John Watkins, the last of last week. I understand that they intend to go to Klamath County.
    Dr. Holt is looking for his brother and family at this writing, and anticipates a pleasant visit, although he is kept very busy most of the time.
    Mrs. William Abbot and her son Everett were out from their mountain home last week, returning Sunday. They report everything lovely in those parts.
    Mrs. Nye and her daughter Elsie went to Flounce Rock to their home last Monday. They have been spending a few days with Mrs. Nye's daughter, Mrs. A. Y. Flosie [Florey?].
    Mr. Owen of the unsurveyed came out last Friday night after the doctor for Rev. John Fletcher, who was reported to be quite sick. Dr. Holt went to see him and reported that he was resting easy when he left.
    Frank Manning, one of our prominent citizens of Upper Rogue River, came out last week and stopped on his way to Medford, where he was to appear before [the] United States commissioner as a witness for Miss Elsie Noye in a homestead case.
    Mrs. Howlett started on Wednesday of last week in company with William Perry and family and Mr. Baker of Butte Falls, for the country near Mount Pitt, for an outing, and to get wild blackberries, and has not returned as yet, Tuesday morning.
    Dr. Grover, his brother and Scott Bruce, the two last named being carpenters who took the contract to build Dr. Holt's new house, started last Saturday for their homes in the unsurveyed to be gone a few days. They expect to be home at the Sunnyside by Tuesday.
    H. T. Sinclair of Portland came out on the Trail stage via the Ham Watkins route, [and] stopped at the Sunnyside last week on his way to his home. He spends his winters in California, where he has a fruit orchard. He had been up in the timber belt on land business.
    S. S. Aiken of Prospect came out one day last week to buy a load of goods to take to Prospect. While he was here your correspondent took him up to our sulfur springs, about an eighth of a mile from the hotel, and he pronounced it equal to some of the famous springs noted as health resorts.
    The burning of the two sawmills, the Round Top and the Olson mill, has caused a great change in the improvement of our little town, as Mr. Patton and Mr. Jordan were both expecting to build this fall, and G. W. Daley was preparing to put an addition to his dance hall, but we are having a genuine lumber famine here.
    While out last Saturday and Sunday I learned that a fine boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Higinbotham on July 17 at their home north of Big Butte Creek, on the Fort Klamath road, and that Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pettigrew were visited by a fine son on the 19th of July. The parents of both boys are doing well and consequently happy.
    Rev. M. C. Davis, the Sunday school missionary of the Congregational Church in Southern Oregon, called on us last Monday night. He has recently organized Sunday schools in Willow Springs and Moonville. He is one of the busiest men in Oregon, traveling on his wheel. He goes in the outside districts, where the ordinary preachers that depend on the railroad cars to go to their work can't or won't go.
    Professor A. H. Peachey and his son-in-law, Professor Abe Bish of Grants Pass, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last week. Professor Bish and family have been spending their vacation in the Yankee Creek hills. They expect to return to Grants Pass soon to resume work, as principal of the East City School of Grants Pass this fall and winter. Both of the above named gentlemen are among the leading educators of our valley.
    Last week as John Lee, one of the carpenters working on William Brown's house, was viewing the carnival at Medford he fell through some of the scaffolding which he was standing on and hurt both of his legs, and the next day was brought to his room at the Sunnyside. Dr. Holt was summoned and dressed the wounds. His right knee was badly hurt and he is now going on crutches, but still at work at the bench. He is one of the kind of men that don't give up.
Medford Mail, August 14, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
[By A. C. Howlett.]
    Business is beginning to brighten up again and last Monday night the Sunnyside was full to overflowing.
    C. F. Cook, our nurseryman, called at noon last Monday. He reports having considerable success in his line of business.
    I omitted to report in my last letter that Mrs. Lottie Van Scoy, who has been spending some time in Ashland, has returned to Eagle Point again.
    Mr. Radcliff, the man who bought a 40-acre tract of land joining S. B. Holmes' land, has moved onto the tract and is going to stay, I understand.
    During S. H. Harnish's absence to the Cinnabar Springs, Mrs. Harnish has had James Ringer to repaper the house and get it ready for his return.
    Al Phillips has abandoned the idea of going to Eastern Oregon, at present, at least, and has moved into the William Beale house, just outside of the town limits.
    Charley Thomas and family have gone to the mountains for berries and have employed Mrs. George W. Daley, Sr. to attend to the culinary department of their hotel while gone.
    A. B. Hamlinton came out last Sunday on his wheel to make arrangements to run a steam wood saw that Earnest Peachey bought from Claud Wamsley, and to look after other business.
    Harry Spencer and Mr. Reed came out last Saturday night, reaching the Sunnyside about midnight, from the unsurveyed, and Sunday were on their way to Medford, where they are engaged to work in the fruit business.
    The Crater Lake Lumber & Box company commenced to load the lumber on the cars that is lying alongside the track of the P.&E. but they find it hard to get hands to do the work, as everybody is busy out here.
    Last Monday, Rev. Mr. Golden, pastor of the M.E.C.S. of Medford, came out, accompanied by Mr. Hildreth of Ashland, on the P.&E. car and went to Butte Falls the same day, A. C. Howlett taking them in his hack.
    Sam Bruce, who is in the employ of the Southern Pacific as a timber cruiser, came here last Friday and procured a saddle horse and went to his claim on the unsurveyed, returning on Sunday evening, taking the train for Medford Monday morning.
    George W. Daley and family and Bert Peachey and sister, Miss Bertha Peachey, arrived from their outing on the headwaters of the Umpqua River, last Saturday evening, but I have not learned the result of their trip, only that they had a very pleasant time.
    Wamsley & Son, assisted by J. W. Smith, are putting up a new barn for ex-sheriff John Rader, 64 feet square. He is having it arranged so as to feed his stock inside of the barn, instead of by the old way, hauling the hay over and throwing it on the ground or on the chaparral brush.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at Trail next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. and at Central schoolhouse at 3 o'clock p.m. He would be glad to have as many as can that are interested in keeping up religious services at these places attend, as he has a matter to present of especial interest to the two neighborhoods.
    Burt Owen and his sister of Roseburg, who has been visiting her relatives in the unsurveyed country, dropped in on us at noon Tuesday, Mrs. Vaughn being on her way to her home in Roseburg. They report that the health of Rev. John Fletcher is greatly improved and that he anticipates coming to the valley soon.
    Dr. Holt moved into his new house the last of the week, commencing on Thursday, and on Saturday William Brown moved into his new house, and it is understood that John Ashpole is going to move into the house vacated by Mr. Brown. People are coming here every few days inquiring for houses to rent, but none to be had.
    B. F. Harris and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Miller, and son and daughter, Miss Frances, called for dinner last Sunday, on their way to Butte Falls. Mr. Harris' many friends here are pleased to see that he is regaining his normal condition so fast. They came as far as Eagle Point in his automobile and from here went in a carriage. He seems to think that he will be able to go out on a hunting expedition in the course of the next two weeks.
    Last Saturday Mrs. E. Maule, her daughter, Miss Blanch, and Mrs. T. J. Williams were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside, where they took dinner, after which they took the Eagle Point and Trail stage for Trail, where they were met by friends, who took them to the hatchery, where they expect to spend some time fishing and rusticating. While they were here they visited our celebrated sulfur springs and were very favorably impressed with the beverage.
Medford Mail, August 21, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    Alfred Smith of Medford was here Wednesday canvassing.
    Joseph Miller of Trail was a caller at the Sunnyside on Wednesday of last week.
    Mrs. Joseph Moomaw started for Ohio on Thursday of last week to visit her relatives in her old home.
    Mrs. Joseph Geppert of Big Butte called last Monday for lunch, on her way to the valley for peaches and pears.
    A. B. Hamlinton is stopping at the Sunnyside, getting things in readiness to start the Peachey wood saw. He went to Mr. Peachey's last Saturday.
    Miss Florence Ditsworth arrived from the Ditsworth farm on Upper Rogue River, with her father, and took the P.&E. train for Medford Saturday morning.
    E. A. Hildreth of Ashland, who has been to Butte Falls visiting his parents, returned last Monday to the Sunnyside, where he reports everything lovely in Butte Falls.
    A. P. Whitney, at present a resident of Medford, but recently from Illinois, was a caller last Friday. He was out looking at some of the places with a view to locating among us.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. S. McKercher, accompanied by a stranger who was very reticent, stopped here for dinner last Friday on their way to Salt Creek to look at a farm in that section.
    R. C. Spencer and B. G. Thares of the unsurveyed and Rudolph Iseli of Round Top called on their way to the city of Medford. Mr. Iseli is on his way to Portland, where he expects to go into business.
    F. W. Fredner and wife came here last Friday and stopped overnight with us, and Saturday morning took the P.&E. train for Medford. They had been up on the unsurveyed country visiting Mrs. Fredner's brother,
Mr. Faris.
    Attorney O. C. Boggs of Medford and W. W. Taylor were callers on Wednesday of last week. They procured a rig at the Sunnyside stable and proceeded on their way up the creek to look at a farm about two miles above here.
    Alfred Gordon stayed overnight here with his family last week, on their way to Mrs. Gordon's father, John Obenchain, of Big Butte. He returned, leaving his family, last Saturday, on his way to Wyoming, where he thinks of locating.
    Mr. Austin, of the unsurveyed country, spent the night here on his way to Medford and to look for a horse that had strayed away from him. He reports that the feed is drying up in his section of the country and that they are needing rain very much.
    Mrs. Dr. Holt went to Medford last Saturday night with the doctor's brother's wife, he having preceded her several days to their home in Portland. As announced in a former article, the doctor's brother and family have been visiting him during his vacation.
    N. D. Pratt of Albany came in from Klamath County with Mr. Ditsworth, where he had been to see some of the wonders of Southern Oregon. He couldn't find language to express his admiration of the sights along the route and of Crater Lake and its surroundings. Mr. Pratt is a house furnisher in Albany and has been to Klamath Falls to visit his son, who is a Presbyterian minister of that city.
    Mr. Perkins and one of his assistants arrived last week and remained two nights at the Sunnyside. They have been running out the lines around S. B. Holmes' land, as there was a difference of opinion with regard to the line between Mr. Holmes' place and Mr. Radcliff's land.
    A. J. Daley and wife returned from the Cinnabar Springs last Sunday, where they had been for their health. Mr. Daley reports that Mrs. Wamsley, who is in a very critical condition, was to have started from there last Saturday, but would be several days on the road, as she is unable to travel far at a time. S. H. Harnish also returned from there last Friday night. He says that it is the most wonderful place he ever saw--down in a canyon five miles from the summit of the hill, and the mud that the patients use is dug out of a tunnel in the side of the mountain, about 20 feet deep. But he speaks well for the place as a resort.
    Rudolph Iseli of Round Top was a caller last Wednesday. He says that the Rogue River Lumber company will not rebuild the Round Top mill unless there is some assurance that the P.&E. railroad will be built so that they can have a better way to get out their lumber than hauling it on wagons.
    H. W. Harper of Los Angeles arrived from Trail with the Eagle Point and Trail stage driver, H. Watkins, and after taking dinner went via the P.&E. to Medford. He is engaged in the business of buying and selling second-hand automobiles. He speaks as though automobiles were as common there as wagons are here.
    Mrs. Cora Officer started for Portland Wednesday of last week to keep house for her sister, Mrs. Sarah Guerin, who was joined by her father, Hon. George Brown, who left here the next day, where he will visit his daughter's family, and then he and Mrs. Guerin will proceed to Illinois and Wisconsin to visit old-time friends and relatives.
    Miss Freda Hockenyos, who is in the Oregon Journal contest for a scholarship in a Portland school, arrived last Monday morning on the P.&E. train, called on us for dinner and reports that she is having good success in soliciting for the paper. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Minnie, the latter being employed in teaching school in Los Angeles County, California. They are daughters of Mrs. Hockenyos of Medford, and have been raised in Jackson County. Miss Minnie thinks of going back to California to teach.
Medford Mail, August 28, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    John Watkins and A. C. Howlett have been erecting new woodsheds this fall.
    John Ashpole moved last week from the farm on which he has been living for some time to his old home in Eagle Point.
    Peachey & Hamilton have got their gasoline wood saw in operation and moved to Mr. von der Hellen's to make a start.
    Mr. McClanahan and Burt Higinbotham came in last Sunday eve with a bunch of 21 young beef cattle on their way to the Medford market.
    Mr. and Mrs. James S. Wasson of Marshfield, Or. are stopping at the Sunnyside, awaiting papers of importance from Washington, D.C.
    Born--August 19, at the home of the happy parents, on Salt Creek, above Brownsboro, to Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Messal, an eight-pound boy.
    Owing to having been called to Fort Klamath this week, I will not be able to attend to my appointments at Table Rock and Agate next Sunday.
    John Fitzgerald of Ocean Wave, Cal. sojourned with us a few days. He is a mining expert and was looking over our country with an eye to coal prospects.
    George W. Daley, Jr. is moving his household goods to Medford, where he is miller in A. A. Davis' mill, and R. C. Avery, our meat market man, will occupy the Daley house.
    Mrs. Wamsley, one of our esteemed citizens, who has been to the Cinnabar Springs for her health, returned last Friday in a critical condition, but at last accounts was somewhat improved.
    Your Eagle Point correspondent took Scott Bruce and his sister-in-law, Mrs. C. H. Leomiller, to the Big Butte country the middle of last week. Mrs. Leomiller is from Seattle, Wash. and is here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Scott Bruce, of the unsurveyed country.
    Mr. and Mrs. Swihart of Stanley, Wis., a brother of Mesdames  Riggins and Howe, of Derby, arrived here on Tuesday of last week and proceeded on their way to the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Riggins, and sister, Mrs. Howe, who have taken up homesteads in the neighborhood of Derby.
    Mr. Ditsworth came in from Fort Klamath last Sunday, bringing with him from Prospect Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Stine and son of Medford, who have been to Crater Lake and the huckleberry patch. They stopped here Sunday night and went on to Medford Monday morning. They report a nice rain in the hills and snow at Crater Lake the first of last week.
    J. P. Howe and J. F. Sutor of Portland, in company of Thomas Coram, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last Monday night on their way to Crater Lake, Fort Klamath, etc. The two Portland men are writing for the Sunday Oregon Journal. They promise to give a good write-up of our country.
    Mrs. Willard G. Wright of Elko, Nev., a daughter of one of our prominent millmen of Jackson County, Mr. Hawk, was a pleasant caller at the Sunnyside last week, taking the P.&E. train for her home. She has been up in the hills to the Hawk sawmill to visit her parents. She was accompanied by their stepson.
    Mr. Gardner of Talent was here last week, delivering gasoline lamps. He furnished Frank Lewis' confectionery store with one, the Eagle Point Hotel with one and the Sunnyside Hotel with three. They seem to be the proper thing to make a light. While he was here he distributed a few copies of the Talent Rustler, a new paper that has been started in Talent. The paper presents a neat appearance and is quite readable.
Medford Mail, September 4, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    The Caster sawmill is running full blast.
    Mr. Netherland has moved his family to the place he bought near Derby.
    Professor Johnson commenced teaching in the Reese Creek district on Monday of last week.
    Professor George O. Henry and Miss Bertha Peachey opened our school last Monday morning.
    W. E. Wamsley, a nephew of our townsman by that name, from Nevada, is here visiting his uncle.
    James Ringer, the paperhanger and painter, has been engaged for several days on Frank Brown's house.
    Mr. Riggins of Derby has built a new barn and is now building a neat and commodious residence on his homestead.
    John Lee, one of the carpenters who has been at work here this summer, went to Butte Falls last week on business.
    Lee Parker, who is stopping on Rogue River above Prospect, stopped here last Monday night on his way over with a load of supplies.
    Mr. Sherman, who has been spending the summer in Klamath County, returned a few days ago to his homestead near Eagle Point.
    A. B. Hamlinton has been engaged sawing up a lot of wood on the A. A. Davis farm, northeast of Medford, returning to the Sunnyside Tuesday noon.
    J. E. Stepp and his daughter, Miss Maggie, arrived out from their home on Round Top last Monday to do some business here. Mr. Stepp seems to talk as though his company will not rebuild the Round Top mill, for a while at least.
    Quite a number of our cattlemen are gathering up their beef cattle and driving them to market. Harry Carlton, Wy [Wig?] Ashpole, Gus Nichols and Grant Findley were camped at the Hawk sawmill last week gathering their cattle in that section.
    The ladies of Eagle Point have succeeded in having the church here lined and papered and the inside woodwork painted, greatly improving the appearance of the interior of the building, but the outside still needs painting. The work was done by James Ringer.
    There were 35 pupils in attendance the first day, but more to come. If the teachers prove to be competent there will be a good school again this winter, as of old, and our primary teacher, Miss Peachey, has already been tried and has given general satisfaction.
    Mr. Haak, the purchaser of the R. G. Brown place, is having considerable changes made in his residence. Scott Bruce is doing the carpenter work. He expected to have built this fall, but the burning of the two sawmills broke into the plans of several of our citizens in that line of business.
    John Allen, Benj. Fredenburg, Al Boardman and W. W. Parker came out last Monday with a bunch of beef cattle for the Medford market. Mr. Parker was accompanied by his daughter, Miss Ella, and they two went to Peter Young's to spend the night, but the other three stopped at the Sunnyside.
    Frank Smith, a son of John W. Smith of Big Sticky, came in from Lakeview with his family to visit his father and brothers, and last Saturday started for his home. He was accompanied by his father and brother, Alfred, and family, and another brother, Rollen, and family expect to go in the near future.
    Last Tuesday Mr. York, the real estate hustler of Medford, came out, accompanied by Messrs. C. F. Kellogg of Berkeley, Cal., R. M. Ludlow of Griggsville, Ill., L. Chandler and R. T. Sigenwalt of Colorado Springs, Colo. and John Gret of Chico, Cal. They came out to look at the country. While here they all went up to the noted sulfur spring and took a good drink of the water.
    The death of John Bergman, who died September 9, at the family residence on Rogue River. The correspondent was away from home and
consequently could not attend the funeral or learn the particulars of his death, age, etc., but he was a man about 50 years of age and left a wife and several children to mourn his demise. He was a man who was highly respected in the community where he lived.
    Died--At the residence of her stepson, Mr. Bickett, on Trail Creek, September 8, 1908, Mrs. Delila Ailsey Phipps, aged 75 years, 3 months and 28 days. She, in company of her husband, Reuben Phipps, came to Oregon in 1886, where they lived together until Mr. Phipps died in October, 1903, and since that time she has been living with her children. She leaves five sons and one daughter, two stepsons and a number of grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The remains were buried by the side of those of her husband in the Antioch cemetery, Rev. A. C. Howlett officiating.
    Rev. Mark C. Davis, the Congregational Sunday school missionary, arrived last Monday evening and preached for us in the Eagle Point church.
    Miss Lelia Stinson of Roxy Ann precinct was a caller one night last week on her way to the Peyton district, where she taught school last summer. She was in company with Mr. Peyton and two of his children, a son and daughter.
Medford Mail, September 18, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT.
    The Baptist church, the only one at Eagle Point, will be dedicated tomorrow night and quite a crowd will go from Medford to assist in the good work. Rev. G. F. Clevenger has been laboring in "the master's vineyard'' for some time and at last his good work has brought forth fruit.
    The many trials encountered in establishing a church in a sparsely settled community cannot be realized by those who are accustomed to patronizing the city churches. However, the members of the First Baptist church of this city and its pastor, Rev. Mr. Hall, have shown in every way that their hearts and souls have been in the work at Eagle Point and the bread cast upon the waters has returned.
    Although this is a Baptist church, yet all Christians are invited to attend the dedication ceremonies. Just how the Medford people will go there has not been arranged as yet, but full particulars will appear in tomorrow's Morning Mail, and every member of any church in Medford who can do so should go and "boost" for the little church at Eagle Point.
Medford Mail, September 25, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
(Last Week's Items.)
    Israel Patton has built an addition to his barn for stable purposes.
    The Eagle Point ladies have had some new seats put in the Eagle Point church.
    William Brown has put down nice cement walks from his house to the sidewalk along the street.
    J. A. Jonas, one of our townsmen, is teaching in the district near the mouth of Little Butte Creek.
    Miss Ada Welch, of Central Point, commenced her school in the Central schoolhouse last Monday morning.
    S. H. Harnish and Charley Thomas, who went to Fort Klamath with a load of vegetables for William Smith, returned last week.
    Mr. Avery, our meat market man, instead of moving to the G. W. Daley house, as was anticipated, has fitted up the upper part of the house used as a meat market, and his family is living there.
    Carl Taylor, son of Mrs. R. G. Brown, formerly of this place, but now a resident of Portland, came down last week to visit his sisters, Mrs. William Brown, and Miss Lottie Taylor, and his many friends and schoolmates here.
    C. F. Kellogg and R. M. Ludlow came out on Thursday night of last week in an auto, spent the night and the next day proceeded on their way toward Brown's cabin on Rogue River. They went from here with Messrs. Whitley and Aikens of Prospect, they having stopped here the night before with their teams.
    Last Friday Rev. M. C. Davis and your correspondent went to the Central schoolhouse, four miles below Trail, and commenced a meeting, having preaching Friday, Saturday night and Sunday, a basket dinner and three services. The people in that section are at this writing busy with their fall work, and several of them are making up their sorghum syrup. While in the neighborhood I learned that Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Hannah were blessed with a 12-pound boy, the first grandson in the Joseph Hannah family.
    W. V. Miller, Charles I. Fisher and F. G. Hyatt of St. James, Minn. were out here last week looking at our country. They were accompanied by Benj. Trowbridge. After remaining overnight at the Sunnyside the next morning they all went up to the sulfur spring and drank of the water, then took a trip to the famous onion garden of A. L. Haselton, Wolfer's strawberry garden, to Brownsboro and around by the Bradshaw orchard and back to Medford. They seemed to be well pleased with this part of the country and one of them promised that if he located in this section he would come back and stay a month and spend the time fishing in our beautiful Little Butte Creek.

Medford Mail, October 2, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    A. C. Howlett will preach at Table Rock next Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m. and at 3 o'clock at Agate.
    Herbert Stewart, one of the new arrivals, stayed with us one night last week, looking for a location.
    P. K. Nalley, formerly of the Hotel Nash, Medford, but now of the unsurveyed, was a pleasant caller last week.
    Mr. Riggins and his brother-in-law, Mr. Swihart of Derby, recently from Iowa, were sojourners at the Sunnyside last week.
    Mrs. Abigail Ball of Humboldt County, California, who has been here visiting her mother and sisters, returned home last week.
    Scott Claspill, one of the merchants of Butte Falls, stayed here with us last Friday night. He had a load of goods for his store.
    George Beale of Mount Pitt precinct came out with a load of lumber from his sawmill, stayed here overnight. The next day he took the lumber to Central, Point, where he is building. He intends to move there in the near future.
    James Ringer, our boss painter, has just finished painting J. W. Gower's house, and Tuesday commenced to repaint the schoolhouse.
    Thomas Lynch, who is traveling in the interest of the Oregon Tradesman of Portland and had been at Butte Falls, stopped at the Sunnyside for dinner on his way out to the Hub.
    One of four most popular young ladies in this vicinity, Miss Lottie Taylor, was married to Claude Rippy, formerly of Central Point, but now of Portland, in Jacksonville on Sunday, September 20, by Rev. Ennis. On the return of the happy couple they gave a reception, and most of her personal friends were invited, and they covered them with congratulations and expressed their regrets that they had to part with one who has lived here all her life, she being the daughter of Mrs. R. G. Brown and a sister to Mrs. William Brown.
    One day last week, B. H. Harris of Butte Falls, Miss Frances Miller, Miss Nina Stauffer and her sister, Miss Avis Stauffer, and Mamie Miller, nieces of Mr. Harris, and Miss Jennie Broughton, came in for dinner and afterward Mr. Harris procured a rig and went to Butte Falls with Miss Broughton, and the rest of the party went on to Medford, and later in the day J. H. Miller, manager of the Butte Falls Lumber Company, and wife, Isaac Stauffer and wife and children, from Grand Rapids, Mich., stopped for supper and proceeded on their way to Medford. They had all been out on an outing, starting with teams from Medford via Ashland, Dead Indian route, Odessa, Pelican Bay, Fort Klamath, taking in Crater Lake, returning via Rogue River route. They report having had the time of their lives.
Medford Mail, October 2, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    The entire community was shocked last Saturday on account of the sudden death of one of the prominent citizens, James A. Jonas. Saturday morning he got up as usual and asked his wife how she felt, she having had her hip broken some time ago, and she replied and asked him to make a fire in the cook stove, and as he started to go he found that he could not move one of his legs. Telling his wife so, he remarked that the feeling was going all over him when he fell over. Mrs. Jonas ran to the door and called a neighbor. They managed to get him onto the bed and he never regained consciousness again, being completely paralyzed. He died on Saturday about 4 o'clock p.m.
    James A. Jonas was born June 22, 1851, in Fayette County, Indiana, married to Rebekah H. Lazenby, August 29, 1877, and died October 3, 1908, aged 57 years, 3 months and 11 days. He leaves a wife, two sons, two sisters and one brother in Indiana, he being the youngest of the family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jonas moved to Jackson County, Oregon, in 1877, and bought land that is now situated in the town of Eagle Point, where they have resided ever since up to the time of his death.
    In 1892 they both united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and since that time Mr. Jonas had devoted his talent toward assisting the young. He had been the superintendent of the Sunday school for a large part of the time since he joined the church, and was highly esteemed by all and beloved by almost the entire community. He has been elected and reelected school clerk for quite a number of years. He was a man who will be greatly missed.
    The funeral services were conducted by Rev. McKee in the Eagle Point church, and the remains were interred in the Central Point cemetery on Monday afternoon. Almost every person in our community respected him by attending the funeral.
    Mr. Jonas has been engaged in teaching school a large part of the time, and up till the time of his death was engaged teaching in the school district near the mouth of Little Butte, known here as the Givan district. There were quite a number of children from the  schools where he had taught who attended the funeral services last Monday. The following resolutions were adopted by the Eagle Point Sunday school:
    "Whereas, It has pleased our heavenly father to call to his reward and rest Mr. J. A. Jonas, superintendent of the Eagle Point Sunday school; and,
    "Whereas, We, the members of the Sunday school, wish to show our esteem and appreciation of his faithful service while among us,
    "Resolved, That we hereby publicly express our sense of loss in his death and extend to his bereaved family our sincere sympathy in their time of trial.
    "His life was quiet, but sincere and earnest, his death was but the passing into everlasting peace and joy, and his memory will ever be a lesson in the value of honest, Christian service."
    On Friday of last week your Eagle Point correspondent made  another trip to Butte Falls, taking Thomas Beavers and a tombstone from the granite works of Medford for his little boy who was interred in the Butte Falls cemetery a short time ago. The contractor is pushing the work along as fast as possible on the new schoolhouse, and when it is completed the people of Butte Falls will have a schoolhouse that they may well feel proud of. There will be four rooms and each room will be finished off in the most improved style and they intend to have a bell hung that can be heard for miles around.
    Scott Claspill has his new store building near completion. Mr. Hughes has already moved into his new store building. M. C. Mahoney has built a commodious house. Mr. Albert has built a house near his hall for sleeping rooms, and the mill company is getting rid of its lumber about as fast or faster than they can manufacture it. The town puts on the appearance of thrift and enterprise.
    Mr. Avery has closed his meat market and gone to the hills.
    J. W. Grover, one of our energetic farmers, is to put up new fence on his farm.
    Mr. Clarno, our road supervisor, is hauling gravel for our roads and is greatly improving them.
    M. C. Mahoney passed through town last Monday with a load of yew posts for the Medford market.
    The wrought-iron range man was here last Monday night, stopping at the Sunnyside. He claims to be doing good business.
    S. F. Robinett, formerly of this place but now of Grants Pass, is in this section visiting his son-in-law, Scott Pool, and family.
    J. E. Stepp and his daughter, Miss Maggie, were callers at the Sunnyside last Tuesday afternoon, on their way to Medford on the P.&E.
    Mr. Hildreth, son, his wife and his family stopped here one night last week on their way to the coast, where they expect to remain permanently.
    Mr. Arant, superintendent of the Crater Lake National Park, and his wife stopped at the Sunnyside one day last week on their way to Ashland to see their son.
    William Perry of Butte Falls and family were out last Friday and Saturday to attend the fair at Medford, and there was quite a number who went from here to the fair.
    Bennie Parker and George West arrived from the big timber last week, and Mr. West went on to Ashland to see his wife, who has been there under the care of a physician for several months.
    Mr. McCarty of Brownsboro, Mr. Beavers, W. C. Daley and Mr. Ditsworth were smiling on their friends last Tuesday. Mr. Daley was on his way to Fort Klamath with a load of Rogue River Valley fruit. He expects to make three more trips yet this fall.
Medford Mail, October 9, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
By A. C. Howlett.

    Mrs. Ida Hurley, of Toledo, Oregon, is here stopping at the Sunnyside visiting friends and looking after business. She is a school teacher by profession.
    Mr. and Mrs. Amos Stauffer, Miss Avis Stauffer, of the state of Michigan, and Mr. Maurice Miller and Howard Beryhton, of Butte Falls, called last Friday. They were on their way to Butte Falls to visit relatives and old-time friends. Mr. Stauffer is a cousin of the man by the same name who was reported being here a fortnight ago. They are friends and business acquaintances of B. H. Harris, the timber man of Medford and Butte Falls.
    Harvey Spencer and wife arrived in on the P.&E.R.R. last week and have been stopping at the Sunnyside since while looking for their goods shipped from Lebanon. Mr. Spencer went to Medford Monday, got his goods and Tuesday he and his wife went to their home on the unsurveyed country north of Big Butte.
    A. J. Florey has been putting in a new gate and then Wm. Bowen put in one and others are getting material to put in new fences and gates around their houses.
    George W. Daley Sr. has been clearing out some of the chaparral in his lot to make room for more trees.
    Last Saturday afternoon your E.P. correspondent went to Table Rock, where he had an appointment to preach on Sunday morning, and stopped at Mr. Nealon's and Miss Mae Nealon met me at the door and soon informed me that the superintendent of the Sunday school and some teachers was going to meet there that evening to study over the Sunday school lesson and asked me to join with them to which I readily assented, but when I got ready to go on Miss Margaret N. followed me to the door and told me that it was Miss Mae's birthday and that the Agate school, where she had been teaching, had planned a surprise party and insisted on my coming which I did, and lo! when I got there I found about sixty or seventy there from all around the country, and talk about pleasant times, we had the time of the season, but I am not going to try to tell, but leave it to your correspondent that lives there to tell for she was there, but I will add that the neighbors brought in cakes, candies, peanuts, etc., and we talked, sang, accompanied by the organ, and ate until about midnight and then reluctantly separated, but the meeting will be remembered for a long time as one of the bright spots in our lives.
    J. A. Stewart, son-in-law of our townsman Mr. Harvey, G. C. Harvey, a son of our townsman, and Mr. John Gillespie, all from Coos County, arrived here last week. Mr. Gillespie has rented J. T. Moomaw's place adjoining our town.
    Mr. T. B. Jones, of Salem, and his brother, Sam Jones, of Portland, and Homer Smith, of Salem, stayed at the Sunnyside last Sunday night and on Monday morning started for Peyton to take an outing, hunt and fish. They went prepared for big game but I heard one of them remark that he had not lost any bear. They are expecting to have Frank Ditsworth assist them in their hunting.
    Miss Dormie Rader has accepted a position in J. H. Carlton's hardware and drug store as saleslady.
Medford Mail, October 16, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Last week Helms & Co., grocers of Portland, were here delivering goods which had been ordered through their solicitor, Mr. Cassidy, and the result was that on Thursday there was quite a crowd of people gathered at the Sunnyside, from different parts of the country.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Tucker of Elk Creek while here went to the old J. W. Smith ranch and bought three thoroughbred Red Jersey pigs for breeding purposes.
    G. W. Albright, who ran the old Karewski grist mill at Jacksonville some 17 years ago, is here visiting Frank Lewis, who worked with him for five years in that mill. He is now a resident of San Jose, Cal., and is up here visiting his daughter, Mrs. Minnie Martin, of Gold Hill.
    Monday night Irvin Murphy and a man by the name of Hutchison of Portland, a photographer, went to Crater Lake. Mr. Hutchison is traveling in the interest of a firm in Portland and is going to Crater Lake to take views. He intends to go all around the lake and take views of the lake and all of the surrounding country to make scenic views. He anticipates finding considerable snow, but thinks that they can stand the rigor of that climate. They expect to be gone several days.
    Jess and Elmer Spencer and Mr. Mear, all of the unsurveyed country, were here on their way home from Medford with supplies for the winter.
    Mr. Cobleigh, living on Big Butte Creek, below the falls, was here Monday night. He brought out a load for George Brown & Son's store.
    George Morine and wife, of Bonanza, Or., formerly citizens of Eagle Point, were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside last Saturday night on their way to their home. They went by way of Elk Creek to visit his brothers, Charles and Alfred.
    Last Sunday night there was quite a band of Indians camped here. They had five four-horse teams, besides two or three light rigs. They were on their way to Medford to buy supplies for the Fort Klamath country. They put their horses in the Sunnyside stable.
    John Ashpole has put an addition to his house and is putting up a neat picket fence.
    J. H. Carlton, our hardware and drug man, is having his fence painted. James Ringer is doing the work.
    Messrs. Deter & Terrill, of the Eagle Point meat market, are doing a good business. They keep a good quantity and quality of meat and are building up a thriving business.
    Claud Wamsley is laying a wall under the new Sunnyside Hotel.
    Sam Bruce stayed Monday night at the Sunnyside last Monday night, and Tuesday morning took the Eagle Point and Peyton stage for his home on the unsurveyed.
    Last Saturday A. C. Howlett took a trip to Trail, where he preached on Sunday morning and at Central schoolhouse at 3 p.m. He found most of the people busy getting ready to put in their crops, gathering their stock and getting ready for winter. I see that our road supervisor, Andrew Clarno, has and is doing some good work on the road, putting gravel where the road is soft ground and greatly improving the roads.
    Last Saturday the voters were called together to elect a school clerk to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. A. Jonas, and take a vote to reconsider the vote to levy a 5-mill tax for school purposes, that was voted at the regular school meeting held last June. E. S. Wolfer was elected clerk, and on Monday night he filed his bonds and was sworn in. They also voted a 2-mill tax instead of a 5-mill tax, as was voted in June. The assessor assessed the property so high this year that some of the heavy taxpayers got scared and called a halt.
    A. C. Howlett will preach at Table Rock next Sunday just after Sunday school, and at Agate at 3 o'clock p.m.
Medford Mail, November 5, 1908, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
By A. C. Howlett.

    On Tuesday afternoon of last week Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Peelor and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Blanchard, arrived at the Sunnyside from Missouri. They started for Eagle Point when they left their homes in Missouri, having seen such glowing accounts of this town and the surrounding country. They stayed here for a week and then moved into the Wm. Ulrich house, where they expect to remain for some time, in the meanwhile looking over the country before they purchase. Several of their neighbors may come here in the near future and they, with those already here, will attempt to buy homes for themselves and families.
    They came with the expectation of going into the fruit business, but since learning the hay prices in the valley have about concluded that they would just as soon have a good hay farm as an orchard. They are delighted with the climate and seem to think Eagle Point is the proper place.
    Mr. Cross, of Ashland, stopped here one night last week on his way home from Elk Creek, where he had been on a hunt and to visit his old-time friend, J. C. Moor, formerly of Ashland precinct, but now of Elk Creek, he having sold his property in that section and located permanently on Elk Creek. Mr. Moor and a part of his family stopped here last Monday night, and Tuesday morning they went on their way to Elk. He had with him two of his sons, a grandson that was grown, a daughter, daughter-in-law and two little grandchildren
    Last Monday H. M. McIntosh and his son, O. H. McIntosh, arrived at the Sunnyside, Eagle Point, on their way to Mr. Riggins. They come direct from Illinois and are forerunners of more that will follow, as Mr. McIntosh expects his family and a carload of household goods and stock in a few days. Others are expected as soon as they can settle up their businesses.
    One day last week two mischievous boys put a bar of iron across the track of the P.&E. railroad near the terminal of the road at Eagle Point, and then began to go through the depot building, but the car came sooner than they expected and they started to run. Conductor Reid ran and caught them and one of them confessed he had put the bar on the track. They had overhauled the things in the depot, but had not taken anything. The matter was reported to the superintendent of the road. It has not been made known what action will be taken, but possibly the grand jury will take action in the case.
    The meat market has changed hands and now Henry Daley has an interest in it. He bought Mr. Deter out. Business is still being continued at the old stand.
    There has been another real estate deal in this section, S. B. Holmes having sold his farm to Dr. J. N. Coghlan. Consideration, $1200.
    I. Patton is gradually improving his place and making it look like a home.
Medford Mail, November 5, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    Last week Rev. W. C. Reuter, pastor M.E. church of Medford, was a caller at the Sunnyside Hotel.
    Rev. A. C. Howlett will preach at Table Rock schoolhouse next Sunday at noon and at Agate at 3 p.m.
    William Brown, one of the leading merchants here, has had a neat henhouse erected. Scott Bruce did the work.
    Mr. McCabe, living on Rogue River, about five miles from here, brought in a load of hogs for Carlton & Holmes last Monday.
    Israel Patton has moved another building back from near the street and is clearing away the rubbish and getting ready to build next summer.
    Dr. Holt has been giving his new house a thorough painting and is fixing up his home so as to reflect credit on himself and beautify the town.
    A man by the name of Drake, who has been staying here for several days, is engaged trimming Mr. Haak's fruit trees. He claims to be an expert at the business.
    The Sunnyside Hotel property is being improved by having a neat picket fence put around the premises, having it painted, having the cellar enlarged and things shaped up generally.
    Green Mathews, who bought a three-acre tract of land off the old John Matthews place, paying $100 per acre, has it all fenced with a good wire fence and has it already plowed ready for tree planting.
    W. E. Lane of Medford, the man who bought the Sam Jackson place in the lower part of town, spent two or three days with us last week,  and while here made arrangements with S. H. Harnish to work his place for two years.
    Since Henry Daley has bought out Mr. Deter in the meat market here he has fixed up a place for slaughtering beeves, hogs and sheep in the old Daley barn, and he and Mr. Terrill are doing a good business in that line. Henry is wide-awake and a general hustler.
    Rev. Mark C. Davis, the traveling Sunday school evangelist, arrived last Sunday evening and preached for us, and on Tuesday evening he preached at the Reese Creek school house. He is about the busiest man I know of in these parts. He reports having grand success at Willow Springs, Moonville and Chaparral, in fact, all over his entire work in Southern Oregon.
    B. H. Harris and his bookkeeper, Miss McDonald, were callers at the Sunnyside last week. They had been up to Butte Falls on business and Mr. Harris was getting ready to start for Michigan. Mr. Boughton and wife, with their two youngest children, stayed with us the same night, and the next day she went to Medford, joined Mr. Harris and they went together to Michigan to visit her mother, whom she had not seen for seven years.
    Last Sunday A. C. Howlett preached at the Derby school house in the forenoon and at Reese Creek in the afternoon. The people of Derby have lined the interior of the school house with nice, clean lumber and have the material on the ground to build a woodhouse, and the  first thing the people of Jackson County know they will learn that Derby has a new and commodious school house. They have a store already and people are beginning to realize that the foothills are good orchard land. Mrs. Hume is teaching the Derby school.
    E. S. Wolfer, the strawberry man, is kept busy in his strawberry field tending the plants and gathering the strawberries. That sounds or reads strange, the idea of having ripe strawberries here in November, but he keeps the Sunnyside supplied and sells quite a lot to outsiders from a distance. He remarked the other day that he would be able to dispose of all of his plants this fall, as he is constantly receiving orders for more plants, and one man has ordered 10,000 and this is an order where he has already sold several thousand.
    Last Monday Messrs. B. F. Blaine of Ione, Morrow County, Oregon, and H. S. Rawley of New Mexico came to look. They remained overnight at the Sunnyside Hotel and were so favorably impressed with the surroundings that they decided to locate here if they could find a place that would suit them. They wanted to rent small places where they could have water to irrigate or buy if the terms were such that could be within their reach. Thus this community is gradually filling up with people of the right class. Among the first things after the price of land they asked was about churches and schools, and although there its not regular preaching here now, it is expected in the near future. Then there is as good a school here as one would wish for. Professor Henry is principal and Miss Burtley Peachey is primary teacher. She told me last evening that if there was many more came in her room she would have to have an assistant, so it can be seen that the good work is going on.
Medford Mail, November 13, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    Miss Lula Warner is teaching a successful term of school in that district and that the people generally are doing well.
    Mrs. Pool, who has been living here for some time, has gone to live with her daughter, Mrs. J. Hartman, and her two sons are batching in her former home.
    Last Sunday night Charles Jones of Medford arrived and lectured here on the temperance question. His lecture was quite interesting and seemed to be appreciated by the audience.
    Mr. Austin, who went to the valley a few days ago from the unsurveyed, returned last Tuesday morning. He was accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, also of the unsurveyed. She has been visiting friends in Spokane, Wash.
    Joseph Riley, a stepson of the late T. L. Linksweiler, living in the same old house, has put on a new roof. The house is one of the old landmarks in these parts, as it was built in the early '50s, and the old roof has been on for 44 years that I know of, and it was not a new roof when I first knew it.
    Last week Mr. Ditsworth came over from Fort Klamath, bringing with him Mrs. Jackson and one of her sons. Mrs. Jackson is the hostess of the Jackson house of Fort Klamath, and was on her way to visit relatives in Ashland, whither she went from here, but she intended to go on to Portland, where she expects to put her son in school.
    Last Monday W. C. Green, Messrs. Bofenge and Ramen, the last two from California, and Mrs. Nalley of the unsurveyed, stopped for dinner. The three men had been in the Big Butte country looking over the timber, and from what one of the Californians told me they were very favorably impressed, and he remarked that there would be likely some new developments in these parts in a short time.
    Mr. Ditsworth reports the road in good condition across the mountains to Fort Klamath, as the snow is only about eight inches deep, but the road on the snow is packed so hard that it has formed an ice bed so that horses have to be sharp shod to hold their footing. Mr. Ditsworth left the Sunnyside last Tuesday morning with a part of a load for Fort Klamath. He will finish his load at his farm near Peyton.
    Mr. Blass has dug down the bank going out from the ferry on the north side of the river. Still it is entirely too steep for teams to go up with safety, as it is in one place, near the outcome from the boat, about a 45 percent grade, and if a team with a heavy load should happen to have anything give way there would be danger of the wagon and contents going back into the river. That is a matter that our commissioner's court should look after.
    James Ringer, the local nurseryman, and C. E. Hoover of Medford have been delivering fruit trees to different parties in this section of the country, and the result is that quite a number of the farmers and orchardists have been in our town during the last few days. There has been quite a lot of trees taken to the unsurveyed country and those people are preparing to stay there, whether Uncle Sam says so or not. They are clearing the land, putting in grain, fruit trees, garden, truck, etc.
    At Elk Creek the people have laid out and graded a road up the creek from the mouth up for quite a distance. Also that Dave Pence, one of the progressive citizens of that section, has built another large barn, and while he and Mr. Warner, the boss carpenter, were putting up the rafters, Mr. Pence stepped on a board in the scaffolding and one end of the board failed to reach the crosspiece, and the result was that he came near falling 20 feet to the ground, but just as he stepped and saw the board giving way he jumped and caught a rafter and thus saved himself from a fall. Mr. Warner says that he can't see how he ever saved himself as he did.
Medford Mail, November 20, 1908, page 8


Storm-Middlebusher.
    Miss Elva Middlebusher and Cleve L. Storm, both of Trail, this county, were married in the parlors of the Palace Hotel last night by Justice of the Peace Canon. The happy couple will reside at Trail. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Middlebusher, the Trail postmaster.
"Many Marriages the Past Week," Medford Mail, November 27, 1908, page 1


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    Scott Bruce is at work building a water conveyor for Mr. Haak.
    Mr. Bradshaw has been loading his apples on the P.&E. cars this week.
    George Brown & Sons are doing more business this fall by far than they have ever done since they started in business.
    Ed Higinbotham and his brother-in-law, Mr. Caster, stopped with us Tuesday night on their way to Pankey's timber camp with two loads of barley. Mr. Pankey has a contract to deliver a quantity of saw logs at the Gold Ray sawmill, to be floated down Rogue River. While Ed was at the Sunnyside he subscribed for the Medford Mail, in fact here, and that goes to show that Eagle Point is coming to the front very fast. Our hardware store keeps receiving new goods to replenish the old stock, our blacksmiths are kept busy most of the time, and in fact business is rushing. The cattle men are bringing in beef cattle, and times are flourishing generally.
Medford Mail, November 27, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    A. E. Le Pante of the I.X.L. monumental works, Central Point, was out here last week looking after business.
    Rudolph Iseli, who has been in Portland for some time, returned last Monday and Tuesday went to visit his parents on Round Top.
    The Baptists expect to dedicate the church on the eve of December 3. They expect several ministers to be present.
    Scott Claspill of Butte Falls, one of the leading business men of the place, stopped at the Sunnyside Monday night with a load of supplies for his store.
    Mr. Steward, the gentleman who has charge of the old Peter Britt place, has it about all plowed and ready for planting to trees, and is now fencing it.
    On the eve of December 1, Mr. Knodell, the great anti-saloon lecturer, will lecture in the church at Eagle Point at 7:30. He is one of the noted lecturers on this coast, and it will pay you to turn out to hear him.
    W. E. Hammel, the man who bought a large tract of land on the north side of Reese Creek, has built himself a neat house, barn and other outbuildings, and among other sensible things he has done is to subscribe for 
the Mail.
    Rev. M. C. Davis will preach in Eagle Point next Sunday evening at 7:30 and at Reese Creek at 3 p.m. A. C. Howlett will preach at the school house, near the old John Black place, next Sunday at 11 a.m. and organize a Sunday school. Everybody is invited to attend.
    Our strawberry man, E. S. Wolfer, is kept busy most of the time filling orders for berry plants for shipment and gathering berries for the market. He has just received an order for 8000 strawberry plants from the coast, and another for 10,000 from a man in Washington, and they each had laid a large order before, so you see that our Butte Creek country is not only noted for its apples, pears and peaches, but for its berries as well.
    Last week W. J. Roberts, civil engineer for the City of Medford, V. T. McCray, superintendent of the Fish Lake Ditch Company, Shirley Baker, one of the principal owners of the Fish Lake Ditch, and George  O. Jackson stopped here for dinner on their way up Butte Creek to see about the water supply for Medford. Also there was a man out here, said to be from Gold Hill, and supposed to be in the employ of the Condor Electric and Water Power Company, who was making inquiries of those who have water rights along Little Butte Creek, and asking them if they would defend their rights, etc., and the impression he made was that someone was trying to stir up a batch of trouble on the water question, but the people here seem to think that the company will do the square thing, so are inclined to let well enough alone.
    I have made two trips to Trail and vicinity in the last few days, and found the roads greatly improved, as Supervisor Clarno has done considerable work, but the outcome at the free ferry is still dangerous on account of the steepness of the bank on the north side of the river.
    Mrs. Fry has gone to Iowa to visit her mother, Mrs. John Warner, and is going to have a grand Thanksgiving dinner.
    The people of Central--not Central Point--are going to have a Christmas tree in the Central school house on the eve of December 24, and a basket supper connected with it. They intend to have a program connected with other things and anticipate having a grand time.
    On my second trip to Trail I took three men up that way Tuesday. They went with me as far as Trail and intended later to go on up to the headwaters of Elk Creek, where two of them have homes, and the third,
Mr. Mullen, has a home about 17 miles up the creek. They have just come in from Thrall, Cal., where they have been working in the logging camp.
Medford Mail, December 4, 1908, page 2


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    George Brown, of the firm of George Brown & Sons, has returned from his visit to Illinois.
    Mr. Shultz is stopping at the Sunnyside and planting trees on a ten-acre tract formerly owned by the late John Williscroft.
    Miss Ollie Feister commenced teaching school in the Black schoolhouse last week. She has eight pupils in attendance.
    Pike Monrey and wife, formerly of Jacksonville, but now of Coos Bay, are here visiting Mrs. Monrey's mother, Mrs. Art Thomas.
    The Ladies' Aid Society has been having some much-needed work done on the church at this place, greatly improving its appearance.
    Rev. Jones, a friend of Claud Wamsley, from Coquille, stayed Monday night here and Tuesday they went out to look at the country in the hills.
    Last week I made a trip to Round Top and found the roads in horrible shape, as they have not been worked since the Round Top mill was burned.
    C. M. Baldwin and wife were here from Santa Cruz County, California, looking for a place to locate. They seem to be favorably impressed with the surroundings here.
    John Iseli has been putting additions to his building and getting his home fixed up quite comfortable.
    At Round Top Jeff Conover killed a large cinnamon bear.
    Rev. M. C. Davis accompanied A. C. Howlett to the Black schoolhouse last Sunday, where I preached, and  in the afternoon he preached at Reese Creek and at night in Eagle Point, on Monday eve at Derby and at Butte Falls on Tuesday night.
    Last Friday night, Professor Alvin B. Hedges gave an entertainment. He had a good audience and his recitals were highly satisfactory. The receipts for the evening were $14.60, and after deducting his expenses, [he] gave half to the aid society.
    Monday night Messrs. Zimmerman, Erangburg
[Edinburgh?] and McIntyre arrived at the Sunnyside Hotel on their way to Derby, where they expect to remain for a while. They are all looking for homes. They brought their household goods with them and four horses, and came to stay.
    Messrs. John Edngberg [Edinburgh?] and A. B. Zimmerman, recently of Illinois, were here last week looking for a situation. They had been up to Derby and returned to look after their household goods and stock, they having brought out a carload with them. They intend to store their goods in Medford and look around before they decide where to locate.

Medford Mail, December 11, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT CHURCH.
    Rev. F. C. W. Parker, secretary of the Oregon Baptist state convention, with headquarters at Portland, dedicated the First Baptist church of Eagle Point Thursday night. An intelligent and attentive audience greeted him. All joined heartily in the services, and it was a most enjoyable occasion.
    The room has been beautifully papered and furnished throughout with pulpit and platform. The pulpit and pews are finished in the natural wood. The community is to be congratulated in the possession of such a commodious house of worship. Much credit is due the committee, Dr. William P. Holt, Mrs. J. Frank Brown and Mrs. J. W. Grover, for their efficient service. The church was dedicated free of debt. All bills were paid with a cash balance preceding the dedication. The community took a very active part in this work, giving it their generous financial support.
    While this is a Baptist church, it is open to any and all Christian people for religious services when not in actual use by the Baptists. Eagle Point is one of the thriving towns of Rogue River Valley and has a bright and prosperous future. C. H. McKee took part in the service.

Medford Mail, December 11, 1908, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)
    Mrs. Henry Brown of Brownsboro was visiting friends in Eagle Point last week.
    Pike Maurey and wife, who have been here visiting her mother and brother, returned to their home at Coquille last week.
    Mr. Jones, who has been here visiting Claud Wamsley for the past week, returned to his home in Seattle last Monday.
    Mrs. Jonas had an auction sale of her personal property last Saturday. Everything sold at a fair price. Mrs. Jonas expects to go to Wallola [Wallula? Wallowa?] and join her son, Robert, where she will remain.
    We have had another change in the real estate business here. Grandpa Harnish has bought what is known as the Jo Wilson property.
    J. P. Moomaw's son-in-law, Mr. Wilkinson, who has been coming for some time, arrived last Saturday. He brought several head of horses with him.
    Orlando Griffith, formerly of this place, but for several years a resident of Silver Lake, is here on a visit to his sister, Mrs. Hart, and other relatives.
    James Ringer, our boss painter, who has been to Butte Falls for the past few weeks, painting a house for Benj. Fredenburg, returned to the Sunnyside last Monday.
    Rev. McKee and Rev. Parker of Portland came out last week and dedicated the Baptist church. They had a fair audience. The singing by our local talent was good. Miss Mamie Wright officiated as organist.
    Ray Wilson has fenced the tract of land he bought of C. H. Pierce & Son, and Rev. Reuter is preparing to fence the tract of land he bought and both places are to be put out to trees as soon as possible.
    Improvements are constantly going on in these parts. Brown & Sons, J. H. Carlton, Dr. Holt, Will Brown, S. B. Holmes, A. J. Florey and Charley Thomas have been hauling gravel and made a neat sidewalk in front of their premises.
    Dr. Wamsley, a brother of our townsman by that name, of Colorado, arrived here last week and has taken charge: of his sister-in-law's case, who has been very low for several months, he being a practical physician and nurse. We, as a community, have hopes of her recovery.
    S. S. Wolfer has been doing some plumbing work for Tronson & Guthrie. Wamsley & Smith have just started in to build a dwelling house and barn for Mr. Cooley, the man who bought the old Peter Britt place, just above town, and the folks are generally improving their places.
    On Tuesday evening of last week James R. Knodell, president of the Oregon State Anti-Saloon League, spoke for us here. He had a good audience and kept them interested for an hour and a half. The subscription amounted to $35 for the purpose of pushing on the fight against the saloons.
    I received a letter from Mrs. O. T. McGee Sunday, in which she gave me the following items for the Eaglets, to wit: Mrs. H. L. Coleman, nee Ethel Compton, and her two children, of Kern, Cal., formerly of Eagle Point, are visiting the McGee family at Cascade Locks. Her husband is engineer on the Santa Fe railroad. J. D. McGee, better known as Donnie, was married November 5 to Miss Margaret Morrow of Portland. Roy McGee is attending the agricultural college at Corvallis, in company with his cousin, Harrison Hight, of Little Shasta, Cal. They all met at the McGee home on Thanksgiving Day and had a family reunion.
 Medford Mail, December 11, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    Rev. McKee will preach in the Baptist church next Sunday at the usual time at night.
    Mr. Dennis of Ashland was here looking for fat hogs for his meat market in Ashland.
    Mr. Cook, another fruit tree man, was here delivering trees to the citizens in this section Monday.
    Last week Mr. Adams, the fruit tree man, was here a few days taking orders for shrubbery, flowers and trees.
    Scott Bruce, Claud Wamsley and John W. Smith commenced work on a new house for Mr. Cooley, the man who bought the Peter Britt place, above Eagle Point.
    There is another change in real estate. B. W. Harnish has bought another tract of land adjoining the one he bought, the old Jo Wilson property, and a water right with it.
    J. C. Howlett preached in the Derby schoolhouse on Sunday at 11 a.m. and at Reese Creek at 3 p.m. He had good congregations at both services.
    Last week the principal of the school was taken sick and had to give up his school for the present, and the school board has secured the services of Professor Narregan to take his place.
    George West started last Monday for the state of Washington to spend Christmas with his wife, who is there on account of her health, she having been an invalid for the past four years. Mr. West is one of the forest rangers and has been stationed above Prospect, near Brown's cabin, during the fall and thus far in the winter. He expects to be gone three or four weeks.
    Among the recent arrivals at the Sunnyside are: W. C. Schmidt and his son, who were looking over the country; J. T. Summerville, agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York; H. J. Peterson of Philomath, Or.; Allen Nelson, who was on his way to Trail; W. J. Stover, of Foreman, B.C., on his way to San Diego, Cal., besides several others.
    The school district is filling up very rapidly, as they have now 26 names enrolled and three more children have arrived since the census was taken, making 29 in all. They also voted to have a nine-months' school taught, beginning about September 1, 1909. The people in the hill districts are waking up to the fact that they have got to have good schools or their children will be taken out and sent to other schools, as they must be educated.
    While 
the Medford Mail correspondent was in the hills last week he stayed over Saturday night with Frank Neil of Derby and attended a special school meeting on Saturday afternoon, which was called for the purpose of levying a special tax for school purposes. They voted a 4-mill tax and arranged to have a porch built on the front of the school house that was all done by private subscription, Messrs. Edmondson and Caster agreeing to furnish the lumber, John Allen the shakes, Frank Neil the nails and Mr. Riggins to do the carpentering.
    There is a large number of fruit trees being put out in this neighborhood this winter. There is a large force of men at work on the old William Ulrich place, another on the old Ashpole place and E. S. Wolfer and Mr. Cooley--the Cooley who bought a small tract of land south of the town--are preparing to fence the tract of land that Rev. Reuter bought of C. H. Pierce & Son, to put that out to trees, and in fact trees are being planted all around here, and the question is, what are the citizens going to do for hay and grain if all the best land is taken up with fruit?
    There has been quite a number of strangers stopping here during the past week from the old states, among whom was Nomand Redick of Brighton, Pa. He is a cousin of Mr. Hawk of the Clarks Creek Lumber Company. On Friday of last week your Eagle Point correspondent took him up to the Hawks' mill. Mr. Hawk came here with a load of lumber and pickets for citizens here, and in a short time there will be quite a lot of new fences along the streets.
Medford Mail, December 18, 1908, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS.
(By A. C. Howlett.)

    Dakota Davis of Jacksonville was a guest last Sunday night at the Sunnyside, on his way up Butte Creek.
    Messrs. Moor and Faris of Elk Creek were pleasant callers Friday night of last week on their way to Medford and Ashland.
    Our citizens are preparing for a grand time Christmas eve. They expect to have a Christmas tree, recitations, songs, etc. and a good time generally.
    Charley and Albert Morine of Elk Creek were also sojourners with us Friday night. They had been to Medford and Jacksonville on land business and were returning home.
    J. C. Brown, one of Medford's wide-awake real estate men, and Mr. Root were pleasant callers last Monday. Mr. Root was inquiring the price of the hill land around Eagle Point.
    Mrs. J. A. Jonas started last Friday for Wallowa, where her son Robbie is publishing the Wallowa Sun, where she expects to remain. Her son Jake is boarding at the Sunnyside at present.
    The work on the Cooley house and barn on the old Britt place is retarded on account of the lack of lumber, as it seems to be scarce in Medford owing to the enormous demand there for building purposes.
    Baxter Grigsby, living near Klamath Falls, arrived on the P.&E. railroad last Monday eve to visit his mother, Mrs. A. N. Thomas. When he came in he brought in the remains of a man by the name of Whitman, who was buried in the Medford cemetery last Saturday or Sunday.
    Tuesday the Morning Mail correspondent was called on to attend the funeral services of Isaac Stinson, who died on the 20th inst. I have not learned the particulars of his death, but I am told that he was about 82 years of age. A more extended notice next week.
    Professor Henry, the principal of our school, who has been confined to his room in Jacksonville for the past two weeks, returned last Sunday and resumed his duties in the schoolroom. In Miss Bertha Peachey's department they have a two weeks' vacation, and Miss Peachey went to Ashland on Tuesday to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents.
    Married--In Bakersfield, Cal., November 29, Mr. Lewis H. Whitley of Flounce Rock precinct, and Miss Dora Vogel of Illinois. The happy couple arrived at the Sunnyside Hotel, Eagle Point, on the eve of the 20th, on the P.&E. railroad, and on Monday morning proceeded on their way to his home, his brother being here in readiness waiting for them. His many friends in these parts extend congratulations and wish them a long and happy life.
    Messrs. Baker, Albert and Benj. Fredenburg of Butte Falls were pleasant callers at the Sunnyside on Monday last for dinner. They report that the work on the new schoolhouse at Butte Falls was progressing finely, that they have three rooms already completed and will soon have the entire building ready for use. They proceeded on their way to Medford, expecting to go to the county seat to attend to some business before returning.
Medford Mail, December 25, 1908, page 8


  
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