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EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    William Merritt, one of our noted chicken raisers, and Mrs. Walter Marshall and Carl von der Hellen were business callers the last of the week, and so was H. W. Trusty of Lake Creek, D. L. Zimmerlee of Trail, Alvin Conover and family, A. C. Huson and Ralph Stanley, John Owens and family of Wellen, who came over to make a visit with Mrs. Caster, the assistant cook at the Sunnyside during the absence of the hostess and her daughter, Hattie and Millie, and spent the evening and reports that his brother, George, who used to live near him on Dry Creek is living in Petaluma, Calif., and is engaged in the poultry business and that they have 2000 hens, and that George is working in a cabinetmaker's shop and receiving a salary of $7 per day and that his wife and hired help are attending to the poultry.
    Raymond Schermerhorn called for supper and bed Friday night.
    W. M. Cureed, one of the employees of the highway department,is among the regular boarders at the Sunnyside while he is running a grader on the Crater Lake Highway.
    Mr. Hess of Fort Klamath, who has a band of cattle in the von der Hellen pasture near the Reese Creek schoolhouse, spent the night here Friday.
    Pearl Stowell, one of our promising young men, and George Adamson were business callers Saturday.
    P. Petty and R. A. Petty of the Butte Creek orchard and Mrs. W. S. Baker and R. F. Young were transacting business with George Brown and Sons Saturday.
    J. L. Hovey, the superintendent of the Alta Vista orchard, and wife returned from an extended visit up to Hood River country where they had been to join in a family reunion of Mrs. Hovey's relatives on Christmas Day, Saturday evening. Mr. Hovey reports that there were 39 members of the family took dinner together on Christmas Day and all relatives by blood or marriage, and that they had a very enjoyable time together.
    Kay Loosley, wife and two little daughters of Talent came in Saturday night for supper and remained until the afternoon, and between breakfast and dinner they went up to his sheep camp on Reese Creek and also up above Brownsboro and purchased 30 tons of hay to feed his sheep.
    A. Gabarth, one of the men who has been working on the Eagle Point Canal Co. water system, is stopping here to rest awhile and so has Mr. Robinson, one of our young men.
    George West and wife of Medford, who is one of the Forest Service force, also called Sunday afternoon for a short visit.
    Two blooming lasses, Misses Esther Turnbow and Ethel Jordan, a daughter of the late Mrs. Anna Coren, and known as Ethel Coren, came out on the stage and stopped at the Sunnyside over the day and night, going up home Tuesday morning.
    Among the business callers Monday that I have met in my rounds were Ralph Stanley of Butte Falls, John Allen, one of the leading stockmen of the Derby district, Wm. H. Crandall of Reese Creek and J. L. Robinson, one of our retired farmers, who says he has turned the farm over to his boys; the three last named I met in the Eagle Point Bank Monday. There were also two other men in town doing business who were strangers to me.
    I also met W. R. Cox, mineral examiner of the U.S. General Land Office, from Portland, who has been making inquiries regarding oil and shale in this neighborhood. Fred Pettegrew, president of the Eagle Point Canal Co., George Givan and his son Fay, Nick Young, Frank Hayes, E. V. Peterson and wife and G. H. Schermerhorn, the last nine persons named being diners at the Sunnyside. George Givan is building another large barn, 60x30, shedded on two sides with 30-foot parts. He says that he has got to build another barn, I think that he already has two large barns, but he says he has to build more barn room or quit raising hay, and Nick Young is working on the barn. Mr. Peterson has recently returned from Klamath County, where he has been engaged in road work. He was the mail contractor on the Eagle Point-Trail-Persist route during the former year's contract. There were also two strangers who came in late for dinner whose names I failed to secure.
    To finish up the old year well and to start the New Year right, Mrs. Geo. [omission] her father, Thomas Riley, Sr., for the Daily Mail Tribune, and that of her husband, our genial garage man, Geo. Holmes, last Saturday for the Daily Mail Tribune and the Medford Sun.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 2, 1924, page 6


HOLIDAY PARTY AT ROGUE ELK MUCH ENJOYED
    ELK CREEK, Jan. 4.--Christmas holidays were greatly enjoyed by friends and neighbors of the community. One of the events to be remembered was a gay party at the Rogue Elk.
    Friends and relatives from different parts of the United States were in attendance. The rooms were beautifully decorated for the occasion, and the table was loaded with Christmas goodies.
    Covers were laid for about twenty-five guests. The Christmas tree was laden with many beautiful gifts. All who were present experienced a time never to be forgotten.
    H. D. McDonald, who with his wife visited his parents during the holidays, was suddenly stricken with hemorrhages and was removed to the hospital in Medford. He has since recovered sufficiently to be moved to Portland, where he will continue treatment.
    Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Howell were host and hostess at a New Year's dinner. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vieux, Mrs. J. E. McDonald and Miss Gladys. A bounteous dinner was served, making the occasion most enjoyable.
    Our community was greatly shocked to learn of the death of Amos Willits, son of our esteemed neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Willits of Persist, who are still mourning the loss of a younger son, Roy, who was killed in a hunting accident. They have our heartfelt sympathy in this, their hour of grief.
    Miss Helen Burton, daughter of Professor and Mrs. Burton of Eugene, visited Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McDonald during the holidays.
    Miss Gladys McDonald, who is attending high school in Ashland, is spending her holidays at Rogue Elk.
    There will be preaching services at the Pence schoolhouse next week with Reverend W. E. Good in attendance. Further announcement later.
    Weston Miller, accompanied by his mother, returned from a visit to Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Casey gave a housewarming party in their new home on the highway last Saturday evening. Over one hundred guests were in attendance. Refreshments were served and a most enjoyable time reported, the music being especially good.
    Mrs. Roy Stanley called on Mrs. J. E. McDonald this week.
    W. B. McDonald, manager of the Heilig Theatre in Eugene, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McDonald, over the holidays.
    Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Howell and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vieux spent Xmas Eve at the Rogue Elk.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I. Todd entertained friends at dinner Sunday evening.
    Six of the McDonald brothers are still working on their mines.
    We are having a touch of winter with quite a fall of snow.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 4, 1924, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The New Year was ushered in with snow and the coldest weather of the season, the snow having fallen the day previous. The New Year day was bright and clear, giving the young people and children a chance to enjoy a taste of real winter with toboggan rides, snowballing, making snowmen, etc., games which are so much enjoyed in the colder climates.
    Mrs. Walter Isbell spent the holidays in Medford, Mr. Graham looking after the goats in the meantime.
    A. P. Barrow of Chico, Cal., visited at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. Watkins, during the holidays.
    Mr. Strauss and family ate New Year dinner at Mr. Conger's.
    Tom Vestal and family and Mrs. Lizzie Jackson called at the Ayres home on New Year's afternoon.
    Prudence Conger is staying with Mrs. Strauser and attending school.
    Mr. Schutz, who lived on Indian Creek, passed away New Year's morning. It seems he went out and did his chores that morning as usual, and after coming to the house he sat down on a chair and passed away immediately. He and his wife have lived on Indian Creek for some years.
    There will be an all-day meeting at Reese Creek Sunday, January 6. Mr. Randall, the Sunday school missionary, will be present, Sunday school and probably preaching in the forenoon; then in the afternoon Mr. Randall will have charge. Everyone is invited to come and bring your dinner and enjoy the services.   
Medford Mail Tribune, January 4, 1924, page 8



TRAIL ITEMS
    The Trail school and upper Trail school combined and gave a Christmas program on Friday night and was greatly enjoyed by a large audience, especially the play taken from "The Birds' Xmas Carol." After the program a large and beautifully decorated tree was lit up, and Santa was very liberal with his presents. Santa's whiskers caught fire by one of the candles, but was quickly put out and not much damage done.
    Mrs. Fred Middlebusher gave a Xmas party for her class in Sunday school at her home Sunday p.m. The class all report a lovely time and are singing praises for their teacher.
    Mr. and Mrs. I. Howe and little daughter and Mr. and Mrs. B. McKinnis spent Christmas at E. E. Ash's.
    Roll Conley, I. H. Howe and Bill Cottrell delivered their beef to Medford this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mark Applegate and daughters Bertha and Marie, Mrs. Peter Applegate of Medford and Mrs. Blanche Isherwood of Salem spent Friday and Saturday at Ash's at Trail.
    There are a great many from our neighborhood sick with bad colds.
    George Fisher and Howard Ash were down from Elk Creek, looking for cattle this week.
    We are glad to hear Ray Davis is improving very fast.
    Miss Powell, our teacher, is spending her Christmas holidays of two weeks at her home in Ashland.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 4, 1924, page 9


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Among the business callers Monday afternoon were Marshall Minter of Reese Creek, one of our young stockmen and farmers, J. A. McCumber of Oakland, Douglas County, Ore., J. B. Jackson, wife and son James, of Butte Falls, M. H. Hess, one of our Klamath County stockmen who has a small band of cattle in this neighborhood to feed; these were all here for supper except Mr. Minter, who went home soon after I met him.
    Miss Evans of Dakota, who is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Joe Moomaw was patronizing Geo. Brown and Sons Saturday.
    The dance-oving portion of our community and a goodly number of people from the surrounding country indulged in a genuine old-fashioned mask ball Monday night, Dec. 31, and I am told by those in attendance that there was a very good attendance and that they had a very enjoyable time. Although there were quite a number on the outside who did not have such a pleasant time as when they went to the door for admission the hardhearted doorkeeper demanded a dollar and ten cents before he would let them in so they stayed out and some of them grumbled considerably for they thought that the men who were getting up the dance and paying for the hall, lights and music ought to let everyone come in free as it would be something new, but they will know better the next time. I understand that after midnight the crowd thinned out considerably as the night proved to be very cold, but all that I have talked with on the subject claim that they had a fine time notwithstanding the cold.
    Glen Haley and wife of Medford drove out Tuesday morning to visit Mrs. Haley's sister and husband, A. J. Florey and wife.
    J. Wattenberg, wife and son and a young lady friend, Miss Helen Sanders, were business callers Tuesday morning.
    A young man by the name of Floyd Tucker of Medford came out to the dance Saturday evening and brought two fine-looking young ladies with him and in crossing the street leading to the dance hall something gave way in his car and it stopped just as the forepart of the car struck the mud and he had to leave it there all night and in the morning he hunted up Mr. Holmes, the garage man, to have him repair the break, to find that his men were taking a holiday and that they were not working that day, New Year's Day, but that he would show him how to fix it. Mr. Tucker had already taken the two ladies to the Sunnyside, where they could get breakfast and rest. So Mr. Tucker stripped off his coat and with the assistance he procured from our cobbler he repaired the break. A tap had come out, but he now faced another difficulty; he had neglected to draw the water off his radiator and it had frozen solid, so the cobbler procured a supply of hot water and by using that he got the ice melted out and reached the hotel a few minutes before twelve noon, and the three went on their way rejoicing.
    William Nickell of Lake Creek came in with a four-horse load of stovewood Tuesday morning to supply the wants of some one or more who were in need to keep them warm during the cold snap we have had the past few days.
    Among the diners who were here for New Year's dinner Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Case and Jack Ledgerwood, one of our promising young men, Messrs. G. F. and Harry Cody of Grants Pass on their way to Butte Falls, Ralph Cowgill, the chief engineer of the Eagle Point Canal Company, Paul Robertson and Miss Nora Childreth, formerly one of our high school girls, who graduated in Medford and is now holding a responsible position with Roy Davis, the court stenographer, as copyist, she being an expert stenographer, being only second in the contest in the county, and we feel as a community proud to be able to send out a young lady of such talents and qualifications. The office is in the post office building, where she is commanding a fine salary with a prospect of a liberal increase.
    I also met Thomas Cullen of Evans Creek and Edwin Rigby of Minnesota, who had been up to Butte Falls visiting his mother, Mrs. Simerville, but he was on his way to Los Angeles to visit but expects to return in about two weeks.
    Among the visitors Tuesday evening for supper were A. M. Henshaw, who has been working on the Eagle Point canal, but owing to the severe cold stormy weather and snow they have laid off the hands for a short time. Al Robertson was also here for supper.
    I also met Mrs. Tedrick in one of our stores Wednesday and she informed me that her daughter, Mrs. Carman, and her husband of Weed, Calif., were here visiting them. I also met L. W. Cahill of Medford, and Lewis Robertson at the same time, and Mr. Cahill informed me that he had been enjoying a big New Year's dinner with Lewis Robertson where there were forty of the Oklahoma people who came from that state took dinner together and reported having had one of the old-fashioned joyful times.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 7, 1924, page 5


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Since the Christmas holidays have passed and business conditions have resumed their normal state, everyone seems to be settling down to try to keep comfortable and economize in fuel as much as possible, for since we have had our annual freeze we are liable to think that the cold spell we are having just now is the coldest we have ever experienced, but when we refer to the records of former years, we find that we have experienced much colder weather quite often, for the coldest our thermometer has recorded thus far this season is nine degrees [above] zero, and that only one night, and when we read in the daily papers of people freezing to death in the Midwest states and of men, women and children freezing to death walking the streets of New York and Chicago, we still claim that Jackson County is not only the Italy of the Pacific Coast, but of the whole Rocky Mountain slope, for while some parts of California may be warmer than here during the winter months, still take the whole of Sacramento Valley for instance. I defy anyone to procure a good drink of water from the river that passes through it from Redding to its mouth unless it was during the winter months, while our Rogue River is always cold and sweet enough to satisfy the most difficult to please.
    The work on our Eagle Point canal is progressing finely, and I understand that the siphon on the canal where it crosses the highway is about completed and that there is but little to do to the main canal to complete it and that the laterals are also nearly finished, although Thomas Stanley has a force of twelve or fifteen men working on some of them, and as soon as the weather moderates a little more the full force will be put to work again and the job will be completed in plenty of time to be used this spring and summer.
    J. H. Carlton, one of the foremen of the men who are digging the ditches, has called off his gang and from what I can learn he has considerable to do on one of the ditches, and I met Mr. C. H. Natwick today, Monday, Jan. 7, and he seemed to think it would take eight men two weeks to finish up the work on the canal.
    Mr. Carlton was here for dinner Wednesday, and so was J. B. King of Medford. He seems to be in the advertising business on a large scale from the way he talked.
    Irwin Wood, one of the helpers in the George Holmes garage, was also a dinner guest at the Sunnyside.
    W. C. Edsall of Nevada and his brother, T. L. Edsall of Portland, came in Thursday bringing their sister, Mrs. John Caster, to assist in the hotel work during the absence of the hostess and her daughters, Mrs. C. E. Hoyt and Hattie.
    Earl Ulrich of Prospect was a passenger on the Medford-Butte Falls stage, taking the Eagle Point-Trail stage on his way up home. Al Robertson of Butte Creek spent Thursday night with us.
    Earl Hanscom and Lyle Hand were passenger on the stage for Butte Falls Thursday.
    Mrs. R. A. Weidman is engaged in invoicing the goods in F. G. McPherson's store.
    Percy Haley and wife, who have been spending the Christmas holidays in the Willamette Valley visiting relatives, returned home Thursday. They report having a very pleasant time while there, but a rough time coming home on account of the storm and cold.
    W. R. Coleman, the superintendent of fish screens, and John Hughes were out here Thursday and Friday putting in a fish ladder in the mill dam so that the fish can go on up Butte Creek and took dinner both days at the Sunnyside. George Adams of Reese Creek was also a diner at the same time.
    Mr. Ed Nichols of Butte Falls, but now of Brownsboro, was a business caller and in conversation he said that he thought that he was permanently located now, for he had leased the Staub place for three years; that he had a girl thirteen years old and that she had attended sixteen different schools, and he thought that it was about time for him to settle down.
    W. H. Leonard of Brownsboro was among the visitors Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. Cann, who have been living between here and Brownsboro since last fall, started Friday for Idaho. Ed Cowden hauled in their baggage and Charles Humphrey took it out to Medford.
    W. H. Isbell, who lives near the Reese Creek schoolhouse, was in town on business Friday.
    Roy Stanley and family took supper here Friday night. Mrs. Stanley is teaching in the hatchery school near the mouth of Elk Creek. Miss Stanley also spent Monday night at the Sunnyside; her car went out of commission that afternoon, so she was forced to spend the night here, but started early Tuesday morning so as to be on time for her school.
    Miss Moore of Medford, a sister of our primary teacher, came out and visited our school Friday.
    Dennis Zimmerlee of Trail, Alex Mathews and Alvin Conover were trading Friday with F. J. McPherson and so was Mrs. Huson and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Victor Huson.
    John Swanson and Hugh Haygood of Butte Falls were passengers on the Butte Falls stage.
    The Parent-Teachers Association met Friday evening, Mrs. John W. Smith presiding.
    Miss Edith Fredenberg came out on the stage Saturday and went on the Eagle Point-Lake Creek stage up to her school.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 9, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The all-day services at the schoolhouse Sunday were quite will attended. Rev. Randall, the Sunday school missionary, taught the adult class and gave some alarming statistics concerning the need of missions. All the old officers for the Sunday school were re-elected for the next six months. Mr. Eli Stille is the superintendent. After Sunday school, Rev. John Stille preached on "Faith." He said the Bible gave some definitions of faith. One was in Hebrews 11:1. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." He told something of what it meant to have faith in God. Then came the noon hour when everyone was hungry. People had brought their dinner. They put it all together and had a good time socially, having enough edibles left to feed as many more. After dinner Rev. Randall preached on "The Bible Is the Word of God." He said that the Bible says "God created man in his own image" and was not a monkey.
    On New Year's Day there were 57 relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Robertson took dinner at their home. They had a very enjoyable time.
    Monday, January 7 being H. Watkins' birthday, a few of their friends came to enjoy the day.
    Frank Caster and family moved into their new bungalow last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel were in Medford last Friday and spent the night with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Beaulieu of Talent.
    When an editor dares to criticize union forces as did our worthy editor in the daily of January 3, he should be thrown bouquets and praised. If all editors would stand for the right there would be fewer unjust dealings among organized unions.
    Tuesday Frank Caster took a truckload of canned fruit from the Hammel cannery to Medford. Many people speak very highly of the fruit from this cannery.
    The Vestal family are having a siege of the grippe.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 12, 1924, page 2


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Before I commence to write my letter for the Medford Mail Tribune this Thursday afternoon I wish to correct a very serious mistake that occurred in my letter that was published Wednesday afternoon, to which my attention was called by one of the readers of the Eaglets as I was going to the post office this morning. In referring to our delightful climate that we have ordinarily I made mention of the difference between the climate here and in other parts of the country and referred to our very temperate zone and aimed to say that the coldest weather we had here so far this winter was nine above zero but the printer made me say that the coldest time we had this winter was nine degrees below zero, making our Italy about as frigid as it is in Chicago or New York, and as my critic suggested I cheerfully make the correction, for if the climate was that severe I would not be here writing the Eaglets but would be hunting a warmer climate. I hope the above correction will be noticed and I will try to be more careful in the future.
    Bird Brophy and Horace Geppert, the latter of Butte Falls, were business callers in our town Saturday.
    George Lewis, one of our progressive citizens, was called to Portland as a witness in the federal court and expects to be gone for some time.
    Binger Herman, Jr. was here trading with F. J. McPherson and so was Dick Johnson and Earl Mathews.
    Mrs. J. L. Case has gone to Albany, Ore., to visit her parents, and her husband and Jack Ledgerwood took their meals at the Sunnyside for a few days before they went up to Butte Falls on the logging train, to go to work in the timber camp.
    Claus Charley came in and spent Saturday night.
    W. W. Ficknor of Philadelphia came in on the stage Saturday and engaged a room for a few days, leaving here Wednesday morning at 7:15. He was very reticent, and no one seemed to know where he was going or anything about his business.
    John Greb, one of our prominent orchardists, was here Monday.
    There were two men came in from Central Point and asked the privilege of hanging one of their calendars advertising a life insurance company, and about the time that I asked them to register their names, supper was announced and one of them took my book to write their names but they were so scribbled that I couldn't make them out, but their calendar is very nice, the picture of a mammoth redwood tree supposed to be 3000 years old and what developments have been made in that time.
    Mr. Schermerhorn and E. V. Peterson, the two men who had the contract to carry the mail from here to Persist before Luke took the job, were here Monday night, and Tuesday morning Mr. Schermerhorn went to Medford on business and after returning both went up home. C. H. Natwick also spent the night with us and two strangers were also here for dinner the same day.
    The hostess of the Sunnyside and her two daughters and Jud Edsall, who started from here with her, after going to Portland and surprising our daughter and family there by coming in unannounced Christmas Eve and spending a few days in Portland and vicinity, started on another trip up into Washington to surprise another daughter, taking our daughter from Portland with them, making mother and three daughters, and Jud Edsall, he being the chauffeur, starting on a 440-mile drive in the very later part of December, quite an undertaking for an old lady on the verge of her seventy-sixth birthday (the next), but they report having but little snow and fine roads so on they went, reaching Pendleton for the night and taking an early start for Four Lakes on they went, and when they reached there they were directed how to go up to the house, three-quarters of a mile away up a very steep and slippery hill with about four inches of snow and the east wind blowing a 25-mile-an-hour gale, but when they were about over the hill, in passing through a cut near the summit, they found the drifted snow so deep in the cut that they could go no farther, so Jud and the daughter from Portland, Mrs. Grant Shaw, started for the house and they were not certain if it was the right one but went in and saw her mother's picture on the wall, so introduced herself to her sister and told of their trouble and soon Mr. Lewis had a span of large strong horses harnessed and on the way to the car, and soon it was safely landed at the house and the rejoicing commenced, and Sarah (Mrs. Lewis) commenced to jump around and clap her hands, for she was almost wild with joy at meeting her mother and three sisters at her own home in that far-off cold, for the thermometer registered four below zero.
    The next day was spent in thawing out the oil so the machine could run and taking it to a garage in Cheney where it could be kept warm. They have the garages heated there, and the next day was spent in visiting Spokane and taking in the sights, and after spending a few days with our children on their farm they started on the back track. I should have said that at Spokane the cold registered 19 degrees below zero. A lovely climate compared with Jackson County, Oregon!
Medford Mail Tribune, January 14, 1924, page 3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Mrs. Cecil (Babe) Caster, who was assisting in the work in the Sunnyside Hotel during the time that the hostess and daughters were on their vacation in the northern part of this state and Washington, went home on Tuesday, Jan. 8th to get ready to start for Nevada with her brother W. E. Edsall to be housekeeper for him during the time that his wife is being treated in Medford by one of the specialists in that city.
    In my rounds last Tuesday morning I met our popular school clerk, J. L. Linn, and he seems to be considerably elated over the present conditions as well as the future prospects for our school, notwithstanding the expense of the addition of another room, the high school department. Under the management of the present board of directors the expenses of the present year have been cut about $600, less than during the years 1922 and 1923, a reduction of about two mills, and still a fine flourishing school, and it is increasing in numbers and interest. I just learned from Alex Vestal that his nephew, one of Wilford Jacks' sons, recently from Burns, has joined the list of pupils from the adjoining districts on account of the branches he wishes to study are not taught in the Reese Creek school, and I understand that a strong effort is to be made this coming spring to have an arrangement made so that the pupils who have or may pass the eighth grade during the present school year can be brought here to school and thus give them the advantage of a good high school with but very little extra expense, and save the pupils the necessity of being exposed to the temptations of the larger towns or cities.
    I also met Roy Davis, formerly of Derby but now of this neighborhood.
    Marsh Garrett and wife of Medford, who owns two or more stock farms and quite a lot of stock, were also business callers Wednesday, the same day I also met Mrs. Ben Kingery of Wellen.
    C. H. Natwick was also here for a few days of strengthening up his affairs, getting ready to finish his contracts on the Eagle Point-Big Butte canal and the laterals.
    Chester Russell and wife, who have been living with his brother in the Morgan house, started last Wednesday in a large truck for The Dalles. He did not object to our country or climate, but there were other reasons for them moving.
    R. A. Petty, one of our farmers and poultry men, was in town Thursday trading with our popular merchants known as the Brown Bros. They seem to be quite busy and are doing quite a business. Although I seldom report from that quarter as it is a long walk, but Charley Humphrey, the man who does the hauling for the stores of our town, says that he does about as much if not more hauling for them as anyone else. I also met J. L. Robertson, our retired farmer, for he says that he has turned the farming over to the boys, but still he does the brain work yet and sees that everything is kept up and going on all right. I also met three young men but did not learn their names. They had just come in from working on one of the siphons on the Eagle Point canal and reported that the work was stopped for a while on account of the inclemency of the weather.
    Charley Manning of Flounce Rock district, and E. Peter of Medford and Jack Mayham were here for dinner the same day.
    Rev. L. L. Simmons and a part of his family were here visiting Mrs. Simmons' father, D. A. Sheibley, on their way to Los Angeles to visit a married daughter from Washington where he has been preaching for several years but has had to give up the work on account of his eyes failing him. Rev. Simmons was the pastor of the Baptist church here for about four years but concluded that he could do better in Washington than he was doing here, but he seemed to talk as though he might locate here again as he has a small place of his own here just outside the corporation, and if he should decide to locate here again his many friends would give him a cordial greeting.
    W. C. Clements, our postmaster, was notified that his brother-in-law, who was taken sick in Los Angeles, had died and he started immediately to meet and console his sister and make the necessary arrangements to have the body taken back to his former home for interment. I have not learned yet whether it was necessary for Mr. Clements to go east with the body as I have not seen Mrs. Clements since Saturday afternoon and she had not heard from him at that time as he would not reach there until that evening.
    R. E. Wright of Klamath Falls, and R. E. Becker of Eugene, two salesmen, were here for dinner Friday.
    F. J. McPherson reports that Friday J. M. King and Frank Caster of Reese Creek, Mrs. Thomas Abbott of Lake Creek, Alex Anderson, H. W. Ward and H. W. Huson were patronizing his store, and that his mother, Mrs. W. G. McPherson of Portland, was there visiting him.
    I also met Nimrod Charley of Climax, who had just come in from Portland, where he had been summoned as a witness in the noted land and oil fraud case that is being tried now in the federal court where one of the Jackson County citizens is a defendant. Mr. Charley reports that there are some 300 witnesses for the state and 150 for the defendants and that the case will probably continue for three weeks or longer.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 16, 1924, page 6


SCHOOL AT REESE CREEK HOLDS A WEENIE ROAST
    REESE CREEK, Jan. 17.--The Eagle Point Irrigation board visited the intake at Butte Falls Tuesday to see how work was progressing. They report it will not be finished for a couple of weeks. They have not worked any on the Hammel ditch for the last two weeks on account of the storm, but work is still going on, on the desert.
    The teacher and pupils of Reese Creek enjoyed a weenie roast Tuesday.
    There have been five new pupils added to the school since the holidays, namely Leonard and Eugene McDowell, Velva Evans, Prudence Conger and Van Crum.
    Robert McCabe, one of the directors, visited the school Monday.
    Carl Bergman and Margaret Strauser took dinner at W. H. Crandall's Sunday.
    Miss Cora Crandall burned her arm very severely one day last week by steam from the tea kettle.
    W. H. Crandall, who lost his wife in November, has secured the services of Mrs. Crum of Medford, who has come to take care of the children. Her son Ivan is attending school at Reese Creek with the Crandall children.
    Several are having bad colds in this vicinity, among the number Eli Stille, also Mrs. W. E. Hammel.
    Rev. John Stille preached on Grace last Sunday. He will preach on Repentance next Sunday. These sermons are interesting as well as profitable. All are invited to hear him. The Sunday school lesson is "Moses Called to Deliver Israel." Golden text: "By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season."
Medford Mail Tribune, January 18, 1924, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Carl von der Hellen, one of the prominent farmers and stockmen of Wellen, was doing business in our town last Saturday.
    Riley Sears of Reese Creek was also a business caller the same day and so was Fred Luy, one of the leading citizens of the Wellen settlement.
    William Winkle had the misfortune to have his wrist broken in an auto wreck last week while on his way to the coast. He was in an auto with another aged man, the father of a woman who kept house for Mr. Winkle here, but had moved to the coast, and his son Mark was driving, and a short distance south of Glendale they came to a very slippery place in the road when the auto slipped and went into the ditch throwing the two old men out, with the result that Mr. Winkle had his wrist broken, but no one else was hurt and but little damage done to the auto.
    Alex Vestal, one of the hustling farmers and stockmen of Reese Creek, came in to have his team shod and while here called at the Sunnyside for dinner and was telling about the advantage it was to the entire community to have a high school in Eagle Point.
    William Perry, our popular road supervisor, and wife, were visiting Mrs. Perry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Ayres on their farm Saturday.
    Charley (Shorty) Dodge of Medford was in town the same day and reports that he and his wife had just returned from San Francisco where they had been visiting his sister.
    Shorty Allen of Wellen was in town trading and while here I asked how he was getting along clearing up his farm of twelve acres on Antelope Creek that he bought a few years ago and he said that he had it all cleared and was pulling up the stumps and was raising as fine grain on it as anybody could wish. When he bought the tract of land a few years ago and told me what he had to pay and that he was going to work out and support his family, and pay for it and clear and cultivate it at odd times, work for his employer eight hours and for himself the rest of the time, I thought that he had an herculean task, but Shorty is one of those kind of men one meets every once in a while who laugh at impossibilities and goes ahead and does it.
    W. H. Isbell made a trip to Medford Saturday with our popular truck man and took in a dozen hens and reports that they weighed 78 pounds and brought him eighteen cents a pound, bringing the nice little sum of $14.04 or $1.17 per head, but they were not the White Leghorn breed.
    Donnie Zimmerlee of Trail was also in town trading the same day.
    Among the guests at the Sunnyside Sunday, the 13th, were A. W. Hubbs, one of the popular shoe dealers of Medford and wife, Alex Betz, Lloyd French, H. N. Farris of the Eagle Point orchard, Miss Rena Law of Central Point and Howard Fox of Kennett, Calif., formerly of Butte Falls.
    Mallard Robertson and his cousin, Mr. Jones of Central Point, were here for dinner Monday, and so was Hugo von der Hellen, Verge Bentley of Independence, Oregon and Glenn Haley of Medford, who spent Sunday night here. He is working a grader on the Crater Lake Highway trying to fill up the holes and level down the rough places but is having a hard job for it seems impossible to make the river bottom gravel (although the coarsest of the stones may be crushed) pack, as there seems to be too much sand and fine gravel mixed with the crushed rock.
    Miss Nora Childreth and her sister, Mrs. Ed Coy of Medford, were out here Wednesday afternoon visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Childreth.
    Since writing my last letter for the Mail Tribune I have learned that W. C. Clements when he reached Los Angeles found that it would be necessary for him to accompany his sister and the remains of her husband back east, although I did not learn their destination.
    Mr. DeWolf of Reese Creek was a business caller on our businessmen Wednesday and so was Walter Marshall of Brownsboro.
    Mrs. Roy Smith and Mrs. Percy Haley were patronizing our merchants Wednesday evening.
    J. D. Patrick, one of our popular carpenters, has been stopping at the Sunnyside for the past few days doing some odd jobs, among them repairing the roof of the schoolhouse.
    Mrs. Gus Nichols and her mother, Mrs. Myrl Smith, were among the diners Thursday, and so was Mrs. W. Perry.
    One of Frank Farlow's sons, of Lake Creek, spent the night here and so did H. W. Isbell on his way to Medford.
    S. B. Holmes and E. R. Ledwick renewed their subscriptions to the Daily Mail Tribune last Wednesday.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 21, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Luke Ryan of Medford took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cobleigh of Phoenix passed through Reese Creek Sunday taking his mother to Butte Falls.
    Marshall Minter, one day last week while cutting meat, the knife slipped and he cut his finger almost to the bone, making a very ugly wound.
    Mr. Sharon and family, who have been living on the Riverside ranch, have rented the Graham place and are moving this week.
    Miss Margaret Strauser has employment in Medford.
    Chris Strauser helped Mr. Conger drive some cattle to Jacksonville, where they had been sold previously.
    W. E. Hammel purchased some of the Ryan land adjoining the highway, the highway running through his land.
    If some of the would-be purchasers don't hurry, this cheap Ryan land is liable to be all taken by local people.
    Mrs. H. Watkins visited Mrs. Bert Clarno Monday.
    Mrs. Fred Pettegrew, Miss Ethel Ewen and Mrs. Rein called on Mrs. Strauser Tuesday afternoon.
    Donna Daily met with an accident while coming home from school Tuesday. She and her brother were on the same horse, and Donna fell off and dislocated her shoulder. Frank Pettegrew, coming from school at the same time, pulled her arm back into place. It was quite painful next day, but she is getting along very nicely.
    Myrtle Minter, having a few days' vacation, came out to Mr. Hammel's Wednesday evening.
    The Reese Creek Sunday school is progressing very well. There was 39 present last Sunday. The subject for next Sunday's lesson is "Israel Saved at the Red Sea." Exodus 14:21-31.
    Golden text--"The Lord is My Strength and Song, and He Is Become My Salvation."
Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1924, page B1


NEW POSTMASTER NOW INSTALLED AT BROWNSBORO
    BROWNSBORO, Jan. 24--We have a new postmaster and storekeeper in Brownsboro, who is Frederick Thompson, formerly of Eagle Point, where he has been raising poultry for the past two years.
    Mrs. Ralph Tucker has been ill for the past week but is now on the road to recovery.
    Mrs. Leonard, her sister and daughter left for Portland last week where they will superintend the building of their home.
    Miss Velda Monia, one of Brownsboro's popular young ladies, is now in Medford visiting a friend.
    Joseph Maxfield, who has rented the Dr. Nudding place for the last three years, has purchased the old Carl Stanley place about three miles above Brownsboro and is moving there where he and his family will make their home.
    Mrs. Louie Blaess and infant son is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Frank Nygren, at her home near Brownsboro.
    Last Saturday afternoon the citizens of this little village were both surprised and alarmed when two horses came thundering down the main stem upon which were mounted Miss Mildred Tucker and Miss Thelma Moore. We notice that these young ladies have a weakness for this healthful exercise.
    We have noticed a Maxwell car, with Percy Henry at the wheel, passing through Brownsboro regularly on Saturdays for the past month, but as yet we haven't discovered his destination.
    Mrs. Ed Tucker and daughter Miss Mildred Tucker made a business trip into Medford Tuesday.
    The weather has been rather sunshiny in spite of the frosty nights but in the last two days it has moderated somewhat and the farmers are hoping it will rain.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1924, page B1


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Jasper Hannah, who owns a farm on the road between here and Trail, came in last Friday morning with some as fine beef for our market as anyone could wish for.
    George W. Daley, Jr., formerly the chief miller in the Snowy Butte mill and at one time under the management and ownership of A. A. Davis, the miller in the Medford mill, but now retired and located on a small farm a short distance above our town, was in town Friday.
    Artie Nichols and wife, of Fort Klamath, were here the latter part of last week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nichols, and while on their tour visited their son over in Siskiyou County, Calif. and Mrs. Nichols' mother up above Brownsboro, returning to Fort Klamath the first of this week.
    R. A. Petty, one of our busy farmers and poultry men, was here trading last Friday.
    Andrew Pool, one of our forest rangers of Trail, came in Friday and spent the night at the Sunnyside. He was down here on official business.
    Mr. Seymore, who is working on the Antelope orchard, was in town the same day having an ordinary walking plow fixed on wheels with the necessary cutter arranged so as to plow up an old alfalfa field, so that it would cut the tough alfalfa roots, quite an undertaking, especially in sticky.
     The Brittsan brothers, who are living on the Anderson farm up Rogue River, passed through town Friday.
    E. N. Vilm and family of the Vilmo Milling Co. of Medford were business callers Friday. Pete Betz, one of the citizens of the valley north of here, who married and settled down several years ago and attended to business and is now apparently on easy street, was in town Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vestal of Reese Creek were buying supplies at the McPherson store Friday afternoon.
    Theo. Florey, formerly one of our town boys but for the last three years has been in business in Portland, is here visiting his brother A. J. and family and a younger brother named Judge.
    Loren Farlow of Lake Creek has joined the force to finish up the work on the laterals so as to have them ready by the time the canal is completed about the first of March.
    Mrs. J. L. Linn, wife of our efficient school clerk, and her son were in town Saturday morning trading at the McPherson store and while there I also met Joe Riley and his wife, John Greb, H. W. Word and wife and John Phillips.
    Lester Hamilton came in from the Rogue River Canal Co.'s ranch of which he is the manager and brought in a registered roan Durham bull for John Allen of Derby, meeting Mr. Allen here where he received the bull and started to lead him back home. He is a fine-looking animal, and relying on Mr. Allen's judgment I would suppose him to be first class. A very noted change in the handling of stock among the stockmen in this country in the past few years is the way they are improving their stock by importing the best breeds of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, for it is seldom we see one of the old razorback stock hogs that require from a year and a half to two years to make them weigh two hundred pounds, but now the hog raisers plan to have their pigs ready for the block in six months, and the same rule holds good with regard to cattle for by the time they are a year old they are as large as they used to be at two or three years old. The world is progressing and the stockmen have got to progress with it or drop out and be left. And in speaking of Mr. Allen as a stockman, he started in several years ago to improve his stock by keeping fine stallions and mares and since then has placed on the market some of the best horses to be found in the country.
    Other callers Saturday were Don Runnell, Wm. Hansen of Brownsboro and Miss Anna Brophy.
    Charley Brown, the auto man, was a diner at the Sunnyside Saturday.
    E. V. Marshall, one of our farmers, was also a visitor Saturday.
    Charley Terrill, our popular sheriff, and one of his deputies were out here Saturday on official business.
    Rube Johnson, one of our retired capitalists, and Alex Mathews were also here Saturday.
    P. C. Calvin, one of the geological engineers in the employ of the Standard Oil Company, came in Sunday and engaged rooms and board for himself and three others for a few days. They are in the employ of the Standard Oil Company prospecting for oil and he intends to make a thorough examination of the field while here. He says that the trouble with the men at the head of the usual prospecting for oil is that they have not the funds to go deep enough to find oil.
    There was a meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association held at the public library in Medford Saturday afternoon for the county and the official members of the local parent-teachers associations of the county were invited and those of the Eagle Point association who responded were Mrs. R. A. Weidman, Mrs. J. W. Smith, Mrs. Floyd Pearce and Mrs. W. L. Childreth, and they report having a very enjoyable and profitable time and some very fine suggestions made by some of the professors.
    Among the guests here for dinner Sunday were H. N. Faris of the Edgell orchard, Millard Robinson, Sherman Wooley, George Lewis, all local, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lyman and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scheffel of Medford. And after they had partaken of a hearty dinner Mr. Lyman, who is just approaching his eightieth birthday, challenged the company to play him a game of pitching horseshoes. Some of the younger members of the company accepted the challenge and, hunting up a lot of shoes, they went at it and spent quite a while playing and finally the "old kid" was declared victor and carried the laurels. He is a G.A.R. veteran and commander of the post in Medford.
    We also had Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Hadden of Vancouver, Wash., George W. Neilson, wife and two sons, Donald and Herbert, Mr. and Mrs. E. Foulke and daughter, H. Elizabeth Foulke, Mr. and Mrs. Kay Loosley and two daughters Carrol and Frances.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1924, page B2


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Among the visitors to our town last Monday were Mrs. H. W. Ward and her niece Miss Hildred Huson of Medford. Miss Huson was out here visiting her aunt, uncle and other relatives; R. A. Petty and James McCoy and Mrs. Wilford Jacks, as sister-in-law of the late Wilbur Jacks, who came in while I was gone up to Washington and have settled on Reese Creek on a farm with one of her brothers, Artie Vestal. I also met Frank Johnson and wife and son Thomas, and while I was talking to them C. O. Thomas joined the company, and about the same time Messrs. J. E. Vetter and S. Williamson of Jacksonville came along and busied themselves circulating petitions to try to secure some of the money set apart for the purpose of fixing the roads and seemed to be succeeding very well, to be applied on the road from Medford to Ruch via Jacksonville. Almost everyone wants good roads and seem willing to pay taxes for that purpose.
    And speaking of road work, we all are of the opinion that when we get a man in as road supervisor and he proves to be the right man in the place that he should be kept there as long as possible, and it seems as though our county court thinks that we have just the right man in our little town, for I see that it has reappointed William Perry to succeed himself as the supervisor in this district and enlarged it so as to take in the country north of here as far as the Douglas County line, and added the whole of District No. 6 thus extending it so as to take in both of the Soda Springs, the Dead Indian and the McAllister Springs and in addition to that his district embraces a large territory on Antelope and Dry creeks and on both sides of Rogue River, and to the foot of Rocky Hill beyond Derby, and still everybody seems to be pleased with the arrangement, and it would not be surprising if the people put him as county judge, or have a special law to have our man have charge of the road work in the county. Mr. Perry goes over the roads himself and sees what is needed and appoints a good road builder, and he knows who they are and has them kept in repair, and thus he is kept busy all the time, and so as to be able to do the work thoroughly he has bought a new Ford to use in his work. But this is rather out of the ordinary line of Eaglets.
    I also met the same day while in the McPherson store some of the above named, but also Mrs. W. S. Baker and two of her boys and one of her neighbors, Mrs. J. A. Maple, Mrs. Walter Wood and Dora Smith.
    I also learned that Mrs. W. G. McPherson, who has been here visiting her son, F. J. McPherson, one of our merchants, had returned to her home in Portland.
    W. W. Carrier, the man who was here at the time of the snowstorm running a grader on the Crater Lake Highway and was called off to clear the snow off the hills between Grants Pass and Glendale, returned Monday.
    S. S. Nelson, Dan Swift and William Winkle were among the diners at the Sunnyside Tuesday.
    Charley Cingcade brought in a load of barley to the Snowy Butte mill to have it ground or chopped to feed his milk cows. He seems to think that it is better for milk cows than the bran or mill run.
    Speaking of the Snowy Butte mills, I visited it a few days ago and found the miller, W. H. Wadon, busily engaged but the mill machinery made so much noise that I could not understand much that he said, but everything seemed to be running in order as it did before it stopped and I have heard the flour highly spoken of by those who have used it. I notice that the company have had some loaves baked and placed on exhibition in some of the stores and by that means call attention to the mills, and the bread looked very nice.
    Mr. Prilliman, who used to live here with his sister and moved to Ashland a year or so ago, made a very short call Tuesday, remarking that he liked Eagle Point better than any other place he had ever lived in in Oregon. He seemed to be in a very great hurry as though he was looking for someone.
    Wednesday I put in the most of the day hunting for Eaglets but found them almost as scarce as "hen's teeth," as there seemed to be no one in from the country, although the scarcity of visitors may have been caused by the visit of our popular sheriff and one of his deputies a few days previous summoning witnesses to appear before the grand jury. Although among those I met while at the hardware store of Nichols and Ashpole were Carlyle Natwick. He stopped long enough to fill up his auto with gasoline. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Butler stopped and made a few purchases on their way to Rogue River to attend the funeral of an uncle by marriage, W. G. Breding, who had died at the age of 78 on Monday the 21st, and William Ross, the mighty hunter of Round Top, who came out to get an ax handle. I then went across the street to Geo. Brown and Sons store and there I found a soap salesman just ready to go, and in a few minutes Frank Smith came in and inquired for Frank Brown, a member of the firm, and went out and in about a half hour a woman came in to look at some dress goods and by that time it was getting ready for me to move on to the next stop, the McPherson store, and when I reached there found no one except Mac and his wife and after a while George Holmes came in and bought a nickel's worth of candy, and I started for dinner.
    After dinner I started out again, for I had to have Eaglets, and soon met Mrs. Thomas Cingcade in her new Chevrolet, and I also noticed that our townsman, Joe Moomaw, has a new Ford.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 26, 1924, page 3


WANT LAKE CREEK RD. MACADAMIZED
    Mike Hanley, of the Lake Creek district, who is one of the prime movers in the circulating and preparing of petitions for the improving of the road from Eagle Point to Lake Creek, says that it is planned to have the road macadamized, not paved as stated in the paper. One thousand names are needed to go on the petitions. Attorney Charles Reames has been retained to handle the legal phases of the matter.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 28, 1924, page 2


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Mr. Hess, a Klamath County stockman who brought over a bunch of cattle to feed, and now is stopping at Talent, came in Thursday and spent the night at the Sunnyside.
    F. J. Ayres, one of our thrifty farmers who has been living on his farm for the last 35 or 40 years, has sold his farm and is moving onto his place in our quiet little town. I have seen him pass through a part of our town two or three times but always so far off that I could not speak to him, so have not learned who he sold to or the terms or price paid.
    Art Hoffman of Medford was out here on business and returned home on the stage Friday, and George Trefren of Butte Falls came out on the same day on the stage and went on out to Medford.
    Fred Thompson, who owns a nice home here, and has been trying his hand at raising chickens, has bought out the Staub store in Brownsboro and gone into the mercantile business again, for he was for years in that business on Lake Creek, and Fred Morgan, who was living in the F. J. Ayres house, has moved into the Thompson house.
    H. E. Beal of Medford was among the business callers Wednesday and so was Ed Dutton, who is one of our prosperous farmers and stockmen.
    Gus Schneidau, wrestler of Pacific Coast fame, and Harold Geary, Ford salesman from Medford, who has been quite successful in selling Fords in this neighborhood, having sold the two mentioned in my letter of Friday, the 25th and sold one to Miss Frances Greb, who is teaching school in the Lake Creek district.
    C. C. Pierce of Medford and William F. Campbell of Pittsburgh, Pa., were here for dinner Friday and so was C. A. Pickle, our meter reader.
    George Hanson of Brownsboro came in Friday morning with his springtooth harrow badly shot to pieces for our blacksmith to repair.
    Mr. Campbell was out looking over the country with a view of buying a home among us, for he seems to be highly pleased with our country, especially with our climate.
    W. H. Crandall, one of the candidates for the nomination for the office of county clerk, passed through here Friday morning on his way to Medford and other parts of the county. He is a hustler.
    I met Frank Brown Friday forenoon and although he was in a hurry, as usual, and asked for something to write about, he said that he had just finished fencing a large tract of land adjoining the Beekman tract, getting it ready for the water as soon as the canal is completed, and that he has the Beekman tract, 200 acres, already plowed ready to seed to meadow as soon as the water comes through the canal, but the first tract spoken of is to be kept for pasture.
    Among the guests at the Sunnyside Friday were G. F. Hayes, S. H. Blackholl, representatives of the West Coast Finance Co., in interest of Oregon Clay Products Co., of Central Point. They report that they have the test kiln already and are working on the main kiln. Dr. Kusse also accompanied them.
    Ralph Cowgill, one of the members of the last legislature who wants to be reelected, was here for dinner.
    Mrs. R. G. Brown and Miss Cora Crandall were pleasant visitors at the Sunnyside Friday afternoon.
    I see that I have omitted to state that the E.P.I. club met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Gus Nichols and transacted the regular routine of business and then spent the rest of the time in a social way, partaking of a bounteous lunch.
    William Newsbaum and family of Lake Creek came in Friday to have his plow shears sharpened.
    Mr. Wills of Trail, and R. N. Conley of Butte Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley of San Francisco were doing business with Geo. Brown & Sons Saturday. I also met Mrs. Frank Ditsworth at the same time.
    H. L. Cox and wife of Butte Falls were at the Sunnyside for dinner Saturday and so was Miss Joyce von der Hellen and Miss Ashcraft of Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hinman of Medford came out with our daughter Saturday afternoon and remained until Monday and on Sunday afternoon they took a ride over the Crater Lake Highway across the steel bridge, returning on the west side of Rogue River.
    Among the diners Sunday not including those of our neighbors and the semi and regular boarders were H. N. Farris, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Jaqua of Medford, E. V. Peterson and Raymond Schermerhorn of Trail. They came in Sunday morning and remained until Monday morning, going on up to a timber camp beyond Butte Falls, taking passage on the logging train for a camp about ten miles beyond Butte Falls.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bowles of Vancouver, Wash., and her brother William Perry and wife made a short call Sunday afternoon on their way to catch the train for home. Mr. and Mrs. Bowles had been down to Los Angeles visiting her son and were on their return trip and stopped off to see her brother, Mr. Perry, and just called to tell us goodbye. Mrs. Bowles is one of the seven Perry girls who in their younger days attracted considerable attention as vocalists.
    I understand through Royal G. Brown, one of our merchants, that Messrs. A. G. Bishop and Knight, the present owners of the Alta Vista orchard, have sold their Ringwood orchard, situated a short distance west of Eagle Point, in the Rogue River bottom land. I did not learn the name of the purchaser but learned that he was a Californian. There seems to be considerable stir among the landowners and several persons are here looking for places to purchase.
Medford Mail Tribune, Jan. 31, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Ayres, who have lived in this community for so many years, are well known and have a host of friends and relatives, have sold their home place on the Butte Falls Highway and have moved into Eagle Point where Mr. Ayres owns property. They will be greatly missed in this neighborhood. Mr. Ayres has retired on account of poor health. The purchaser is Walter Engberg and family of Ashland who are moving onto the place.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Stille have gone to Dunsmuir, Calif., for a few weeks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caster's baby has been quite sick the past week with the flu but is some better at this writing.
    W. H. Crandall brought his little son Edwin home from the hospital Sunday. He is getting along just fine.  Little Edwin has been very sick and has been in the hospital since November.
    John Minter is preparing to fence his large tract of land adjoining the Eagle Point desert.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 1, 1924, page B1


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    We are pleased to observe that our road supervisor, W. Perry of Eagle Point, has been supervising the grading of the road in Brownsboro this week.
    The Misses Ellen Tucker and Blanch Dysinger were in Medford visiting Miss Ellen's mother who was moved to the Sacred Heart Hospital last Thursday, after a relapse from her former illness.
    Mrs. G. L. Irwin and small son Grant left for Fresno, Calif., where they expect to remain for an indefinite period of time.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Hawk and son Cyril, of Eagle Point, visited their daughter, Mrs. Earl Tucker, last Sunday.
    Howard Thompson, formerly of Brownsboro, but now of Grants Pass, was a visitor at the home of Walter Radcliffe Sunday.
    Mr. Maxfield and family expect to be occupying their new home by the end of this week, and he has hired Mrssrs. Earl and Ed Tucker to assist him in moving his farm and household goods.
    Kay Loosley has rented the Dr. Nuding ranch for a short time and expects to feed his fourteen hundred head of sheep there.
    A number of the young people of our town attended the dance at Eagle Point Saturday night. All reported a good time.
    We notice that Lloyd Walsh of Wellen has purchased a new Chevrolet car.
    We have been informed that there are several cases of measles at Eagle Point, also at Lake Creek, but as yet our little town boasts immunity.
    A. Anderson passed through Brownsboro with a drove of sheep Monday.
    W. H. Leonard made a business trip to Medford Monday with three veal for Ralph Tucker.
    Walter Marshall has been helping Joe Maxfield move on the Stanley ranch, which he bought recently.
    Mrs. J. Monia was a caller at the Irwin home Friday.
    Miss Frances Greb and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Butler were callers at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday evening.
    S. L. Hoagland is doing some plowing for Mr. Leonard.
    Mrs. J. D. Henry was a welcome caller at the Hoagland home Saturday.
    Mrs. Walter Marshall and small son and Miss Meadil Marshall passed through Brownsboro Monday, but we didn't hear where they were going.
    Mr. Harvey came up from Medford to see his wife who is visiting her folks, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry. They stayed overnight and went on to Medford Monday.
    W. H. Leonard is doing very nicely with his chickens. He built a new modern chicken house and is keeping White Leghorns.
    Mrs. Mae Staub, our former postmistress, attended to the post office and store while our postmaster, Mr. Thompson, went to Eagle Point on business.
    J. H. Heckner made a business trip to Eagle Point Monday.
    Mrs. Ella Myer passed through Brownsboro on the stage, going to her home at Lake Creek.
    Kay Loosley is hauling hay from the Tucker ranch to the Nuding place, where he has his sheep.
    Among the business callers at the Brownsboro store were J. D. Henry and J. H. Heckner.
    Ralph Tucker is doing his spring plowing and seeding. The soil is very nice to work now.
    The people of the valley thought we were going to get some rain but it turned out to be only a shower. We have been having nice weather for the past few days.
    The pupils and teacher of the Brownsboro school took a hike over the mountain Friday afternoon and enjoyed a good time.
    Mrs. J. Monia was a visitor at the Brownsboro school Friday.
    Wm. Staub came home to spend the weekend and returned to work Monday at the Farm Bureau, where he has been employed for the past year.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 1, 1924, page B3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Mrs. Walter Marshall of Brownsbboro and her sister-in-law, Miss Nida Marshall, were doing business with our merchants last Monday.
    In making my daily rounds Monday morning I noticed Frank Brown, one of our popular merchants, sawing some lumber up into about five-foot lengths, and my curiosity led me to go to where he was and inquire what he was doing. That is the way I have to get my Eaglets. And he told me that he was making a lot of gates to use in the fences he had been putting up, getting everything ready to use the water from the canal from Big Butte, as soon as it comes through. Another project they have is as soon as it is decided which of the big companies holding interests in the big timber in the Butte Falls section, they are planning to give the company who succeeds in coming out ahead, for it appears that there are three different companies trying to secure the whole lot, the Owens Lumber Co., who have large holdings, extending beyond Prospect, the Butte Falls company and the Olds company who are now running the P. and E. railroad, hauling out logs for the Medford mills, and I understand that they are all three trying to monopolize the whole lot of timber, and it is said that the one who succeeds in the undertaking will put up a large mill and so they, the Brown Bros., are willing to donate a forty-acre tract of their desert land for a mill site. If they succeed in an enterprise of that kind it will be a big boom for Eagle Point and it might prove their farsightedness, as they bought up a large tract of land on the desert, so called, and had it laid off in town lots and tried to have the depot for our railroad established there when a man by the name of Allen seemed to have charge of the building and locating of the road, but when one of the main men, Mr. Hill, came and looked over the plans, ignored the move entirely. But if they can't get a railroad depot or a mill on their land, they can use it for pasture when they get water on it, or they can utilize it by raising clover and thus get interest on the investment.
    As I was coming home for dinner Monday I met a man by the name of W. D. Oliver, of Medford, inquiring where he could get a man and team to plow up an acre or so of land in the resident portion of our town, known as the Zimmerman lots, and after giving the desired information he told me that he had bought the lots and intended to build on them and make his home among us.
    W. E. Warner and E. R. Oatman, fruit tree inspectors, were on their regular annual round and called at the Sunnyside for dinner.
    Wm. von der Hellen, who has the contract for digging the largest part of the canal from Big Butte to irrigate a large portion of the land in this neighborhood, was a business caller, consulting with his bookkeeper, George Wehman, the first of the week.
    Dr. W. W. P. Holt was out here on professional business the first of the week.
    Kay Loosley, Thomas Carlton and R. B. Vinson were here for dinner the first of the week and A. A. Betz was a business caller.
    Thomas Riley is engaged making the forms for the siphon across Little Butte Creek a short distance above town, to be used on one of the laterals in our irrigation system.
    W. P. Morgan, formerly of our town, but now located on the banks of Rogue River below Trail [sic].
    T. C. Norris, wife and daughter, Mrs. Edna Pomeroy, and babe, Aileen, came up from Ashland Tuesday afternoon to visit the Howlett family. Mrs. Pomeroy is a citizen of Fort Klamath and is now visiting her parents in Ashland.
    Two men, named Wm. Brown and Willis Evans, came in from the Rhodes camp near McCloud and took dinner Tuesday.
    W. G. Knighton of Talent came in and gave me the following item: He had just returned from Portland and Forest Grove, where he had been visiting his many relatives. He settled in 1848 in the vicinity of Forest Grove and remained there for several years before coming to Jackson County. And while there on his trip he and three other men took a trip over to Tillamook on a fishing tour with the result that the three men he went with brought back one hundred and twenty-five pounds of fish, measuring from one to two feet in length, and in addition to the nice lot of fish they procured, they had a fine time going and coming.
    R. A. McDonald and wife, who have been visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. DeVenna of Corvallis, returned home Tuesday and W. C. Clements, our postmaster and telephone manager who went from here to Los Angeles to be with his sister during her sad bereavement, having lost her husband, and then went back east with the body, returned home Tuesday.
    F. W. Wilson, a traveling salesman of Portland, was here for dinner Wednesday.
    Ralph Cowgill, the chief canal engineer on the Big Butte-Eagle Point canal was here Wednesday for dinner and reported that there was only about nine thousand feet of the canal to dig and that it will be completed by the first of March.
    Walter Ward and family of Yreka, and his brother, H. A. Ward, who has charge of the old Tronson place, were trading with F. J. McPherson Wednesday.
    This Friday morning R. A. Petty called and gave me his subscription for the Daily Mail Tribune for one year.  
Medford Mail Tribune, February 4, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    H. Griebel, soliciting agent for the Western Farmer of Portland, was canvassing our town and distributing some attractive maps of Oregon and the United States, etc., and seemed to be meeting with considerable success Wednesday.
    In my rounds that day the first man I met from the country was Ed Condon. He brought in quite a lot of eggs for our market, but I did not learn where he disposed of them, although I met him at the Brown and Sons store and also at the Nichols and Ashpole hardware store.
    As I was roaming around that day looking for something to write for the thousands of readers of the Medford Mail Tribune, I discovered two men and a woman. One of the men seemed to have a grubbing hoe and the other a crowbar and the woman seemed to be gathering up some small trees and the men, one of them at least, seemed to be planting trees, so I concluded that it must be our only councilwoman, the street commissioner, Mrs. Mattie Brown, but I was so far off that I could not tell so I strolled along and sure enough it was "Mattie," her husband and Clarence Pruett and she was bossing the job of replanting the trees along the street and her husband, W. H. Brown, and Clarence were doing the work, although Mattie had her hands as much mussed up as either of the men. She seems to be particular about seeing that everything in her department as street commissioner as she is with her flowers and trees at home. I also met Robert Merritt and Ed Dutton, two of our progressive farmers and stockmen. Charley Fellows of Trail was also in town patronizing our shoe cobbler, M. S. Chappell. As Mr. Chappell is the only man in a radius of twelve miles that does that kind of work, he is kept quite busy the most of the time and proves to be quite an acquisition to our community.
    I met John Hickson the same day in Frank Lewis' store and soft drink establishment but didn't recognize him until he had left the store. I learned later that, since the Ringwood orchard had been sold, the place he has lived and worked for Mr. A. G. Bishop that he has moved into town and is living with his son, Cliff.
    A. S. Leach, deputy Oregon dairy and food commissioner, visited the Sunnyside Hotel to inspect it with regard to its sanitary condition and seemed to be well pleased with the way he found it conducted.
    February 1 was one of those lovely days such as we are accustomed to and the result was that there was quite a number of people on our streets and in the stores. Among them was Harvey Stanley, of Wellen, Frank Ditsworth, one of our big farmers and stockmen, Charley Hanscom, another stockman, Mrs. Thomas Abbott and her mother, Mrs. Russ Moore of Lake Creek, several of them trading in the McPherson store and others I met at the Nichols and Ashpole store.
    On account of our barber being on the sick list, Hugo Daley of Medford has been plying the scissors and razor during his absence.
    Ira Tungate of Butte Falls, who had been spending a few days in Medford, came out on the stage Saturday morning and went up home.
    Mrs. Rachel Wood, who has been lingering for several weeks at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jack Johnson, where she was taken so as to receive better care than she could get at her home, passed away Saturday morning, and the funeral services were conducted Monday at the funeral home of John Perl, and interment was in the Central Point cemetery. The religious ceremony was conducted by Rev. Maxwell, pastor of the Union Baptist church of Central Point, and his remarks were very appropriate and impressive. The ladies of the Medford lodge of Rebekahs conducted their ritualistic ceremony, which was very impressive. There was a number of her neighbors and friends went from here to show respect to her memory.
    George Whitson of Roseburg and E. L. McDougal of Portland were here for dinner Saturday.
    Mr. McRey, one of the old pioneer civil engineers in the employ of the city of Medford, came in Saturday night and remained until Monday morning and then started with J. B. Jackson and his son, James Jackson, to the big spring eight or ten miles northeast of Butte to locate a pipeline to carry water to Medford.
    I learned Sunday that one of Mrs. W. S. Baker's boys, living on Reese Creek, while playing in the Derby schoolhouse, fell and cut his head quite badly.
    Among the business callers Saturday not mentioned were Al Robinson, Lee Bradshaw of Brownsboro, C. E. Wymore and wife who has a farm in the Derby district, and he tells me that he has forty acres of land under the Eagle Point-Butte Falls canal and a fine lot of Tillamook milk cows, some of them registered and a registered bull and is turning his attention to the dairy and fine stock business.
    But I see that I am making my letter too long so will reserve several items until my next.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 7, 1924, page 6


MEASLES EPIDEMIC CLOSES BROWNSBORO SCHOOL FOR TIME
    BROWNSBORO, Ore., Feb. 8--Mrs. Walter Marshall is buying eggs to set her incubator early this year.
    We notice that the pussywillows are out and we all know that indicates an early spring.
    The Brownsboro school has been closed on account of exposure to measles. Miss Moore, the teacher, has decided to spend the few days of vacation at home and she and her mother left for their home at Lake Creek on the stage Monday.
    Lester Bradshaw passed through Brownsboro at a very high rate of speed the other day, but we did not learn his destination.
    Mr. Irwin, one of our industrious young farmers who owns the Green Acres dairy farm, has been improving his place by clearing several acres on the north side of the road. We are certainly pleased to note that he is such a progressive farmer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Louie Blaess were business callers in Medford this week.
    Mrs. Russ Moore of Lake Creek was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Tom Abbott, over the weekend and while there made a trip to Medford on business.
    Mrs. Ed Tucker was a caller at her son Earl Tucker's home last Wednesday.
    Miss Blanche Dysinger brought back a little souvenir from her hike on Friday which developed into a bad case of poison oak, but she is much better.
    We understand that George Hansen has bought a small bunch of sheep.
    Mrs. Ed Tucker called on Mrs. Maxfield Thursday afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Winebarger, commonly known as Fred and Bess, are hauling hay from the Irwin place for Mr. Loosley's 1400 sheep.
    Mrs. Martin Bowles of Lake Creek was a visitor at the home of Mrs. Hessler Sunday having been brought here from Medford by Warren Armstrong on a motorcycle, and who continued on her way to her home above Lake Creek.
    Henry Meyer Jr., passed through Brownsboro the other day on his new Ford.
    J. W. Antle of Lake Creek passed through Brownsboro on his way to Medford Tuesday.
    Milburn Harvey and Percy Henry went to Medford Wednesday.
    Ralph Tucker and daughter Ellen went to Medford Thursday.
    Mrs. W. Marshall and small son were visitors at the Wm. Hansen home Wednesday.
    Joe Harvey, Percy Henry and Milburn Harvey were business callers at the Tucker home Tuesday.
    W. H. Leonard went to Medford Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker and children went to Medford Friday.
    Among those who went to Medford Saturday were Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker, Leland Dysinger, Blanche Dysinger and Mrs. Mae Staub.
    John G. McCallister of Lake Creek passed through here Friday on his way to Medford.
    Mr. Meyer of Lake Creek went to Medford Friday.
    Among the Brownsboro callers at the Brownsboro store and post office were Henry Meyer, Mrs. Ben Kingery and Mr. Sanders.
    Miss Frances Henry came up on the Eagle Point-Lake Creek stage Saturday to her folks, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall and small son went to Eagle Point Saturday.
    Miss Frances Henry was a visitor at the Tucker home Saturday.
    Miss Frances Greb, teacher of the Butte Creek school, went home to spend the weekend with her parents at Eagle Point.
    Mrs. J. D. Henry went home to spend Sunday. She has been taking care of the work at the Tucker home while Mrs. Tucker is at the hospital.
    Mrs. C. R. Moore of Lake Creek spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Abbott and then went on up to Ed Tucker's, where she spent Saturday night with Miss Thelma Moore who is boarding there.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 8, 1924, page 8


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The rains have come at last filling the ground with moisture and bringing up the streams, the first water there has been in the smaller streams this season. The fish are coming up Reese Creek now from Rogue River, which happens every rainy season.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clarno were at Mr. W. H. Crandall's Sunday for dinner. Mrs. Clarno is still gaining from her long illness.
    Mrs. J. L. Robertson is suffering from a bad cold of some kind.
    Mrs. Frank Caster has a bad cold. Their baby that was sick last week is getting along very nicely.
    Miss Cora Crandall is visiting some friends in Eagle Point this week.
    The funeral Monday of the late Mrs. Rachel Wood was quite well attended, though the weather was inclement. Mrs. Wood had been an invalid since fair time, when she had a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Wood will be greatly missed by her many friends.
    The phone meeting of line 23 met at Rube Johnson's Monday afternoon with a quorum present. The officers for the coming year are president Jeff Conover, vice-president Rube Johnson, secretary Alex Vestal.
    There was a goodly number at the Sunday school last Sunday, although it was the first really rainy Sunday this winter.
    The subject for next Sunday school lesson is "The Failure at Kadesh." Golden text, "The Lord is with us; fear them not."
Medford Mail Tribune, February 8, 1924, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Mrs. Walter Marshall, Mrs. W. S. Baker and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vestal of Reese Creek were patronizing F. J. McPherson last Saturday and William Marian of Derby, Gene Bellows, one of our progressive farmers and stockmen, living on his fine farm a few miles above here on Rogue River, and Mrs. Carl von der Hellen of Wellen, were patronizing the Brown Brothers and the Nichols and Ashpole stores the same day and Robert Merritt, Carl Birdsman and A. A. Betz were also doing business in our town Saturday.
    Dr. Kirchgessner, who is living on his farm near Debenger Gap, passed through our town Saturday afternoon on his way home.
    One would think that the groundhog must have seen his shadow on Groundhog Day by the way it has rained most of the time since, but looking at it from the farmers and orchardists' viewpoint, it has been just what was needed for it seemed to be a universal complaint that we were shy of moisture, but in Southern Oregon it always is just about at the right time and in the right quantity. And the nice warm rain and warm weather combined have started the grass to growing so that the grain and grass are looking fine and we feel safe in predicting a bountiful harvest of grain, hay and fruit this year.
    Mrs. Susan Hart, who lives on her own farm a short distance north of our town, returned a few days ago from a visit to her youngest daughter, Mrs. E. W. Hawes, and spent Christmas Day with her and a few special friends and New Year's Day they went to Pasadena to the annual float parade and her son-in-law took the prize. They also visited Long Beach and San Pedro and had a fine view of some of the big war vessels and saw more of our great big world than she had ever dreamed of. She reports of feasting on the good things in the eatable line, but feasted her eyes on some of the glories of that southern climate. I can just imagine that she must have had the time of her life, for she was born and raised, I think, on the farm where she now lives and think that this is the first time she ever has had the privilege of seeing so many wonderful things.
    Miss Allen Anderson, one of the school teachers of Ruch, was here on Monday visiting our school and took dinner at the Sunnyside, and so did Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes, Mrs. Holmes being the principal of our school, so I did not have an opportunity to talk with her as to how she was impressed, but no doubt she was favorably impressed, for we have one of the best schools in the county, outside of the cities, and so far as advancement is concerned, are right up there with them.
    Thursday was quite a business day in our little town, judging by the number of people who were on the streets and at the Sunnyside for dinner that day. Among them were C. H. Natwick, one of the contractors on the Eagle Point-Butte Falls canal, Fred Pettegrew, the president of the canal company, Ralph Cowgill, the chief engineer of the company, W. E. Hammel, the secretary of the company, who were all here for dinner, and later in the day Lewis Robinson was among the business callers and at night Lois Martin and Raymond Schermerhorn came in from a logging camp and spent the night on their way to move a sidetrack on the logging road up Jackson Creek, to be used on the P.&E. railroad on the extension of that road for a side track.
    A. H. Daugherty, the agent for Rawleigh's products, spent the night with us and Roy Stanley and family came in for supper from the hatchery school district where Mrs. Stanley is engaged teaching.
    Joe Maxfield and wife were among the visitors Wednesday, and I learned that day that he had bought the farm formerly owned by Carl Stanley on the headwaters of Salt Creek and expected to move onto it in a short time.
    E. D. Scheider came in from Lake Creek Wednesday and spent the night. Loren Farlow, who has been taking a layoff for a few days, returned Thursday to the Sunnyside and went to work again on the laterals for the Eagle Point canal company.
    H. Hers of Fort Klamath, who is living this winter in Talent, came in and spent Thursday night.
    J. W. Hovey, the superintendent of the Alta Vista orchard, was a business caller also Thursday.
    Friday morning Mrs. Nancy E. Watkins called on me and gave me her subscription for the Daily Mail Tribune, and M. S. Wood also called and requested me to express, through the Eaglets, his thanks to their friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy, and beautiful floral offering during the last sickness and burial of his wife.
    There was a slide on the P.&E. railroad just this side of Derby so as to stop the train going up to the logging camp so that the train had to back down to Eagle Point and leave the cars and take the locomotive to Medford, but the track was cleared so that the train went on up again this Friday morning.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 9, 1924, page 3


R. MATTHEWS IS ACQUITTED ON DRUNK CHARGE
    Raleigh Mathews, charged with being drunk on the streets of Eagle Point on the afternoon of Sunday, September 16th last, was acquitted by a jury in the circuit court Monday afternoon. There were three women on the jury. The defense was represented by attorney E. E. Kelly and the state by district attorney Newton Borden and deputy Winfield Gaylord.
    The defense contended that Mathews was not intoxicated, and produced eight witnesses, five of them relatives, to testify that he was sober. Fred McPherson, Mrs. Lottie Van Scoyoc and Roy Ashpole were of the opinion that he was, and testified for the state.
    Mathews testified in his own behalf and said that the trouble started when a youth by the name of Woods began to quarrel with another young man over an inner tube of a tire. Woods battled with his companion, and then suddenly commenced to hit his brother Nye. Mathews said he rushed to the rescue, quieted Woods, and quite a rumpus ensued trying to get him in the auto and home. The incident caused considerable excitement at the time, and traffic officer McMahon soon arrived. His testimony was not allowed, however, on account of Mathews not being present when the rest of the party were arrested.
    The defense to prove Mathews sober introduced witnesses, who said he was able to shave himself and a friend shortly before the conflict and able to crank a Ford car afterwards.
    There was no session of the circuit court today on account of Lincoln's birthday.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 12, 1924, page 3


EAGLE PT. LAD HELD IN JAIL ON BIGAMY CHARGE
    Mark Carvin Winkle, age 23, a resident of the Eagle Point district, is held by the Jackson County authorities in the county jail pending an investigation of alleged bigamous conditions prevailing in the romances of the young man. The investigation was instigated by his mother-in-law, and was before the last grand jury, but no definite action was taken.
    According to Sheriff Terrill, the records at Bend, Oregon show Winkle was married in 1921 to Audrey Sabin of that city, and a year later to Mildred Atwell, whose relatives live on the Crater Lake Highway, just outside the city limits. Assistant District Attorney Winfield admits both marriages, declares that the first one was annulled, but has no legal papers to show it. The authorities maintain no divorce was secured, as far as they can find out. Until the matter is adjusted, Winkle must languish in jail.
    The sheriff says that when he sent Deputy Alden after Winkle, with a warrant, the gentleman laid down on the kitchen floor and announced: "If you take me, you'll have to take me dead."
    The deputy dragged the determined youth out into the yard by his legs where he clutched the bottom of a young fir tree so tenaciously that the limb of the law could not tear him loose, returning without him when he promised to report personally the next day.
    When Winkle failed to show up, per promise, Sheriff Terrill went to Eagle Point and arrested the young man, bringing him to Jacksonville. He was docile. The following day he asked the sheriff to take him to Eagle Point to get some bonds, and the sheriff took him, as he had business in the vicinity. In his old haunts, Winkle again adopted a stay or die policy, and reclined on the floor.
    "I ran a razoo on him," said the sheriff. "I made a move like I was going to yank my pistol. This was too much for his father. He said, 'Mark, get up off that floor and go with Charlie, or I'll take you.' Mark hopped right up and came along like a good fellow."
Medford Mail Tribune, February 13, 1924, page 3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    In my rounds last Saturday morning I met Mrs. J. Wattenberg and son, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Davis who are located on the T. F. Nichols ranch on Rogue River, George W. Daley, Jr., Mrs. Frank Wilmoth who was visiting Mrs. J. F. Brown and Mrs. George Nichols, Jr., of Medford and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Holbrook, who is one of the numerous salesmen for the Busy Corner Motor Co. of Medford, and they were all as busy as a swarm of bees around a sugar barrel and kept Frank and Will Brown waiting on them. The same day I also met Mike Sidley, one of the prosperous farmers of Lake Creek, at Nichols & Ashpole's hardware store.
    I also noticed that A. J. Florey has put down a neat walk connecting with the bridge he had placed across the slough that runs in front of his house between the house and the street, extending from the house to the sidewalk along the street.
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles and family were also in town on business at the bank; also at the McPherson store. I also met Thomas F. Nichols, wife and two children, one of our farmers and capitalists, who have returned recently from an extended visit to Los Angeles, having recently returned to their beautiful home in our town, and Mrs. Nichols says that they had a lovely time and enjoyed the warm climate very much.
    I also met F. J. Ayres for the first time since I returned from my trip to Washington, although I had seen him three times as he was driving along the street but always out of hearing distance, and he told me that the man he sold his ranch to is named Walter Engberg and that he is living on his farm and seems to be very well pleased with his location. Mr. Ayres has been feeling quite unwell, owing, his daughter Mrs. William Perry says, to worrying because there was so much to do on the ranch, and he was not able to do the work, but now he feels much better and looks quite well.
    Last Saturday morning in making my rounds I met Mrs. Thomas Petty and daughter. Mr. Petty has charge of the Butte Creek orchard (formerly known as the Corbin orchard) and is a brother to R. A. Petty who is now, and has been, in charge of the Vermeren ranch.
    Ray Davis, who has charge of the T. F. Nichols farm, one of the best farms on Rogue River, was here for dinner Saturday.
    Our community was again visited by the messenger of death and summoned one of our bright pupils from our school, and from one of our pioneer families, Mrs. Dolly Jacks, nee Dolly Nichols, her oldest son John Wilbur Jacks, aged 12 years, one month and 13 days. An obituary notice has already appeared in the Mail Tribune of last Saturday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lawrence, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Medford, and the funeral was prepared at the Perl Funeral Home in Medford.
    The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nichols, the mother, Dolly Jacks, the daughter Edna and son request me to express their thanks to their friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during their hours of sickness and bereavement and for the beautiful display of flowers.
    Among the business callers Saturday were William G. Pierce, who owns a farm about three or four miles northeast of Eagle Point. He was selecting a quantity of garden seed at the McPherson store and intends to devote considerable time to gardening this season as considerable of his farm is under the Eagle Point canal. I also met Mrs. M. L. Pruett, one of our farmers living a few miles west of here.
    I also met Carlyle Natwick and Rube Johnson, two of our well-to-do farmers and capitalists.
    Frank Ledgerwood of Butte Falls came in Saturday afternoon and called for a room and remained until Monday, going up to Butte Falls on the stage. Al Robinson was also a lodger and boarder here Saturday night.
    D. R. Patrick (this is the name I have been writing for some time A. J. D. Patrick) was here Saturday night and Sunday and wrote his name properly spelled.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cordell S. Smith of Portland, who are engaged in selling pencils for a Chicago firm, and Miss Eileen Ray of Medford were also here for dinner.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 13, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    T. E. Beaulieu of Talent, an expert pruner, is at W. E. Hammel's pruning his orchard. Mrs. Beaulieu and baby are also with him, and visiting her sisters, Mesdames Hammel, Courtney and Caster.
    W. E. Hammel went to Klamath Falls Tuesday, where he seems to have a large patronage for his canned goods.
    There is quite a bit of sickness in the community, among whom was Mrs. Merritt and Robert Merritt; also Eli Stille. Mr. Crandall's children are having the measles, but at this writing are getting along very well. Little Edwin, who had just come out of the hospital, took them first. This is the first appearance this winter of the measles in Reese Creek school, although there has been quite an epidemic in the Eagle Point schools. Reva and Louis Davidson who have been attending school in Eagle Point are also among the victims of the measles.
   The farmers are taking advantage of the beautiful weather in their general farm work. California or any other climate cannot surpass the beautiful weather of the Rogue River Valley.
    Mrs. Sharon called on Mrs. Hammel Tuesday afternoon.
    Andrew Lonchar, Mr. and Mrs. Rein and children called on Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Saturday evening.
    Margaret Strauser, who is working in Medford, was home Saturday night, returning to Medford Sunday.
    Subject for Sunday school lesson: "Joshua and the Convert of Canaan." Golden text: "Not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you."--Josh. 23:14.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 15, 1924, page 8


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall were visitors at the William Hansen home Friday.
    George Hansen, one of our well-known farmers, made a trip to Medford Friday.
    S. L. Hoagland made a business trip to Eagle Point Wednesday.
    Mr. Ralph Tucker and daughter went to Medford Monday and brought home Mrs. Tucker, who was in the Sacred Heart Hospital.
    Those who have the measles in our community are Mrs. Thomas Abbott and three children. Our teacher, who is now at her home at Lake Creek, also has them.
    Kay Loosley moved his sheep from the Nuding place Friday up to George Brown's, where he will feed them.
    W. H. Leonard went to Medford Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sanders were at Brownsboro transacting business Monday.
    Among the business callers at Brownsboro were L. K. Sunderland, R. Rose, Dr. W. H. Nuding, Lester Bradshaw, J. D. Henry and Mrs. Ben Kingery of Wellen.
    W. Nickell of Lake Creek went to Eagle Point with a load of wood Saturday afternoon.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 15, 1924, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Among the callers for dinner at the Sunnyside Monday were Miss Gwendolyn E. Brophy, Miss Beatrice Russell, Miss Ruby Haley, John Nichols and wife and daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Jacks and daughter Edna Anson Kenneth. They had just returned from the funeral of John Wilbur Jacks and called for dinner, although it was past dinner time.
    Miss Ruby Haley of Central Point, but formerly a citizen of this community, had attended the funeral and came out to spend a week or so with her brother, Percy Haley, and his wife.
    Among the callers Tuesday was John Minter and William Merritt, who is engaged in the poultry business and came in to dispose of his eggs.
    Charles Cingcade came in Tuesday morning to have our blacksmith do some repair work on his car, but he declined the job and sent him to George Holmes, our garage man.
    Jack Doubleday and his stepson, Earl Miles, and W. A. Jennings of Butte Falls came out Tuesday on their way to Medford.
    Mrs. Myrtle von der Hellen and her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Zundel, the latter living on the old home place where she was born and raised, the old William C. Daley farm on the north fork of Little Butte Creek, were here trading with Fred McPherson Tuesday and so was Frank D. Hill of Derby. I also met Mrs. Carlyle Natwick the same day and she told me that they were going into the dairy business and intend to keep about 25 good dairy cows.
    Fred McPherson, being one of the principal witnesses in the cases where the parties were charged with drunkenness, has been called to Jacksonville to attend court and has had Mrs. R. A. Weidman take charge of the store during his absence.
    I also met Alex Anderson who is living on the C. E. Terrill farm just above Brownsboro, and he tells me his sheep are doing fine this winter, that the grass has been so good that he has not had to feed any hay since the first of February. I also met Mrs. Pete Betz at the same time and place, the Browns' store, also J. L. Robinson who was there trading but remained but a few minutes.
    While I was at the Browns' store Frank Brown remarked to me that he could not see how I managed to find so many things to write for the Mail Tribune, and I told him that I hunted for them and asked questions. After leaving there on my way home I dropped into the McPherson store again and there met Miss Bess Isenbury and her brother-in-law, J. W. Hovey, the superintendent of the Alta Vista orchard. She said that she had come from her home in Hood River to spend some time with her sister and that she was delighted with the Oregon scenery and especially with our Southern Oregon climate. Mr. Hovey also told me that he had a lot of pruning to do on the orchard and that he had five men employed pruning now. He has one of the very best orchards in this section and it is kept in fine shape, although from what I can learn there is no neglect of any of them so far as care and attention is concerned for they are so well kept that the owners are proud of them.
    Ora Van Dyke and C. Davis of Ashland passed through here Wednesday afternoon in a little runabout, loaded down with boxes, cans, etc., on their way to the hills.
    Ed Dutton, one of our principal farmers and stockmen, was here Wednesday on business.
    Mrs. Wm. Bigham, who is living on the Joe Rader farm, was a business caller Wednesday and so was Mrs. Carl von der Hellen.
    Mrs. W. S. Baker and Mrs. J. A. Maple of Derby called here on their way from Medford, where they had been on business.
    H. W. Ward and his brother J. W. Ward were doing business with Nichols & Ashpole Thursday and I also met Frank Ditsworth in my rounds the same day.
    P. S. Anderson, one of the retired capitalists of Medford, who owns the old Reese farm on Rogue River, now occupied by the Brittsan brothers, was here in town Thursday on his way up to his ranch. He had been down in California visiting relatives but did not like the climate as it was too chilly for him so he came back to enjoy our extra fine climate.
    Everett Culbertson was patronizing Brown Bros.' store Thursday, and so was Alex Anderson and his wife.
    John Ladon, of Indian Creek, was in town and buying supplies. Joe Mayham was also doing business here the same day.
    Miss Alice Hanley and her niece, Miss Mary Hanley, were here on business the same day, and so was Chas. Fellows of Trail.
    D. R. Patrick, one of our occasional boarders and a carpenter, who has been away on business, returned to his room at the Sunnyside Thursday.
    There have been quite a number of our leading citizens called to Jacksonville to be witnesses in the cases pending in circuit court the last two or three days, and there is considerable fault-finding about the way our courts are conducted, but it is generally by those who are in sympathy with the law violators, and many of them encourage the violators by condemning the law and proposing radical changes in favor of giving everybody the right to make and sell the stuff and make light of the violation of the law as a matter of no consequence.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 16, 1924, page 5


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Among the incidents that occurred last Thursday was the burning of Vern Mathews' smokehouse with its contents, I understand consisted of four large hogs that were being made into bacon, besides several other things that were stored away in a handy place. The amount of loss sustained I have not learned, but it means quite a loss to a man, whether he is poor or rich, and we deeply sympathize with them.
    Among those who were trading with our merchants that day were Albert Clarno, Alvin Conover, Carlyle Natwick, three prosperous farmers who live between here and the steel bridge across Rogue River on the Crater Lake Highway. Also Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Carlton of Wellen, Mrs. W. S. Baker and Mrs. W. S. Hall of Derby though the last three mentioned were trading with our merchant, F. J. McPherson.
    Wm. Nickell, one of the farmers and stockmen of the Lake Creek country, came in with a four-horse load of stovewood for our market, but I did not learn who it was for.
    I notice that Ernest Dahack, our popular barber, who was confined to his home for some time with sickness, has so far recovered as to be able to resume business at his old stand.
    Owing to the sickness of the regular mail carrier, Thomas Lewis, his brother Harry Lewis took charge of the job for a few days and then his brother, Jerry Lewis, carried the mail for Thomas until he was able to resume the task.
    John W. Smith, one of our farmers, orchardists and poultry men, was here Friday patronizing our blacksmith, and so was Ralph Bieberstedt, another of our farmers and stockmen, who lives between here and Brownsboro.
    Mrs. M. L. Pruett and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Guy Pruett, were here Friday trading.
    Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen, formerly of this place but now of Medford, was also here Friday.
    Mrs. S. J. Hessler, one of the old citizens of Brownsboro, was here waiting for the Lake Creek stage Saturday morning.
    Jake Spencer and his mother-in-law Mrs. Joe Riley, were here Saturday, and so was Mike Sidley of Lake Creek, also Mrs. Ida Kays of Portland, who is engaged teaching the Wellen school, and she was accompanied by Mrs. Harry von der Hellen, wife of one of the leading farmers of the Wellen neighborhood. I also met them in the McPherson store.
    Mrs. Kays and Mrs. von der Hellen had come in to attend the teachers institute that was held here last Saturday. The attendance was quite large and the program was very interesting and instructive. Our state school superintendent, J. H. Churchill, and our county school superintendent, Mrs. Susan Homes Carter, and Miss Elizabeth Burr, the school supervisor, three of the leading educators county and state, were among those who took an active part in the exercises, and the manner in which they conducted their parts was highly commented on.
    Among the teachers who were in attendance were Miss Frances Greb, who is teaching the Butte Creek school in the Lake Creek section, Mrs. Roy Stanley of the Fish Hatchery district, Miss Edith Fredenburg, Miss Julia Sidley, Mr. F. Johnson, Miss Beth Farlow, Susanne Cole, Viola Cole, Mr. and Mrs. James Hale, Mr. Clark, John Kerson, Miss Verda Boardman, Mrs. Harry von der Hellen, Mrs. Ida Kays, Miss Freeman, Miss Middlebusher, Miss Husten, Miss Thelma Houston, Mr. Love of Butte Falls, Mrs. George Holmes, Miss Moore, the principal and primary teacher of our school. Also Miss Bowman and Miss Marsters of Ashland, who had charge of the music, and Mrs. Olson, assistant librarian of the Jackson library, who gave some very interesting talks on how to teach children to read. During the day they stopped long enough to eat a picnic dinner in the spare room in the schoolhouse that was furnished by the ladies of the town.
    Those who are capable to judge of such matters say that the entire proceedings were fully up to date. I do not claim to have given anything like a full list of those who were there because I am so hard of hearing and my sight is so poor that it so hard for me to distinguish people that I well know and that I secured the assistance of Miss Frances Greb and Mrs. Roy Stanley in getting the names and giving some of the main points of the meeting.
    Among those who were at the Sunnyside Saturday for dinner were Roy Stanley, wife and son, and Roy's brother, Lloyd Stanley, Nelson Nye and his son-in-law, C. C. Clark of Prospect, Ernest Dahack, our barber, Miss Frances Greb.
    And Saturday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hillman of Medford came out with our daughter and her mother to spend a few days with us.
    Among the visitors Sunday for dinner from Medford were Miss Helen Rodolf, Mrs. W. T. Rodolf, Mrs. E. A. Walters, Miss Muriel Walters, David Walters, Ed Welch and his mother Mrs. J. B. Welch. And from around our town Paul Robinson and his brother, Millard.
    S. B. Holmes, our deputy postmaster, renewed his subscription to the Mail Tribune Monday.
    Charley Clark, one of the pioneers of Jackson County, but now of Klamath County, came in Saturday to spend a while recuperating and looking after his interests here.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 20, 1924, page 6


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    J. G. McCallister went to Medford Monday and returned home Tuesday.
    Wm. Nickell took a load of wood to Eagle Point Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Thompson came up to Brownsboro to visit Fred Thompson, his brother, who is our new postmaster.
    Among those who went to Medford Saturday were Percy Henry, W. H. Leonard, Mrs. Mae Staub, Blanche Dysinger and Ralph Tucker and daughter, Ellen. Mr. Tucker returned home with a new Ford car.
    W. H. Leonard went to Medford Thursday to get a treatment for his back. Mr. Leonard took an attack with his back and can hardly move around. He often takes these spells with his back since he hurt his back a few years ago.
    Our measles cases are coming out all right so far as we have heard. There hasn't been any more cases reported. Our school will not start for a week yet, which is the 25th of February, if there isn't any more measles.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1924, page B2


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hinman of Medford, who came out last week to the Sunnyside to spend a few days, returned to their home Tuesday afternoon.
    Among the business callers Monday were Ed Cowden, one of our prosperous farmers and stockmen, who came in to bring in his week's supply of eggs and while he was coming also brought in a ditching machine and large plow they have been using to dig the ditches to be used in distributing the water from the Eagle Point-Butte Falls canal that is now about completed, so far as the digging is concerned, but it will be some time before it will be made ready to be used regularly, as it will have to be "puddled" all along so as to have it hold the water and keep it from wasting. I met William von der Hellen the same day, Monday, and he told me that his part of the contract was about filled, and just then F. J. McPherson, in whose store I met him, took him away and I did not see him anymore. But I was talking with one of the civil engineers employed on the job, and in the course of conversation asked what Mr. von der Hellen was doing to do with all his machinery that he has had, for he has two steam shovels and a large rock crusher, besides a quantity of other tools, and he said that he was going to move his rock crusher down to near Gold Hill to crush rock for the Southern Pacific railroad company, as he has a contract to supply them with a large lot to use on the track.
    Mrs. William Smith, one of the pioneers of this neighborhood, who formerly lived in our town, but now is living with her husband on their farm just outside of Medford on the Crater Lake Highway, had an old-fashioned quilting party and invited the following persons, the most of them her old neighbors of Eagle Point: Mrs. F. J. Ayres, Mrs. William Perry, Mrs. Roy Smith, Mrs. Mary Taylor, Mrs. S. E. Howlett and Mrs. Gus Nichols, all of Eagle Point, and Mrs. Phipps of Medford and Mrs. John Norris, formerly of Eagle Point but now of Medford. At noon a bountiful dinner was served and the day was spent in quilting, interspersed with interesting conversation, and some of those whom I have met since then report that they had the time of their lives, and why shouldn't they, for all of them, with one or two exceptions, are grandmothers and some are great-grandmothers so they would hardly spend their precious time otherwise. The dinner served was fully up to date, and it will be a long time before a more agreeable time will be spent by a like number of aged ladies, who have lived as neighbors and warm friends as they, at least, the most of them, have been.
    Tuesday morning I met one of our early pioneers of this section, Mr. J. S. Vestal and his son, Artie Vestal of Reese Creek, at the W. L. Childreth blacksmith shop, who was there having some work done, but the job was about completed so they hurried off for home without my spending much time with them. It seems as though, since almost every farmer has an automobile, that they have acquired the habit of rushing to town, rushing through their business and leaving for home without taking a thought of the pleasure we used to have in spending a few minutes in social life, and after we have rushed through life, look back and see how foolishly we have spent it.
    Earl Ulrich of Prospect, one of our successful farmers and stock raisers, was also in town Tuesday, and so was W. P. Morgan of near Trail.
    Among the guests at the Sunnyside Tuesday for dinner were Miss Lillian M. Roberts, secretary of the Red Cross, and Mrs. H. L. Noblit, on business for that organization.
    Bert Peachey and family drove in from their home in Ashland, accompanied by his father-in-law, ------, dislikes to have his name put in the papers, but he is one of our prominent business men, a merchant, and is interested in some of the gold mining interests in California, where he has been looking after them for the past several week, and his friends are glad to see him looking so healthy and happy.
    Wm. Cameron of Derby was a business caller also last Tuesday, and so was Pete Betz and wife, Robert Clarno, C. R. Facy and wife of Trail and W. R. Boyd. Mr. Boyd is one of our newcomers who has purchased a tract of land off of the Luke Ryan tract along the Crater Lake Highway. They are reported as trading with the Brown Brothers.
    Mr. Monia and wife of Brownsboro were also here on business Tuesday.
    J. E. Reid, representing a wholesale house in Portland, and Charles W. Gilbert, representing Marshall Wells Hardware Co., Portland, were here for dinner Wednesday.
    I also met L. G. Irwin of Brownsboro in the McPherson store the same day. Mr. Irwin is the man who now owns one of the old Henry Brown farm that has been improved, cleared up and is now one of the best farms in that section of the county.
    W. A. Stewart, one of the early settlers in the valley, but now a resident of Medford, came in and spent the night at the Sunnyside Wednesday and Thursday nights.
    Mrs. C. E. Hoyt, our daughter from Fort Klamath, Tuesday and Wednesday, went in to visit Dr. J. J. Emmens and had a surgical operation performed on her nose Wednesday, returning here Thursday, and is getting along nicely.
    W. L. Childreth, our blacksmith, has just built a brush burner for John Greb.
    Sam Courtney, who has been spending a good part of the fall and winter in California, has returned and is engaged painting a house in Medford for Luke Ryan.    
Medford Mail Tribune, February 23, 1924, page 3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    The regular meeting of the Parent-Teachers meeting for the Eagle Point district will be held at the school house on Friday, Feb. 29 at 3 o'clock p.m. Everyone interested is requested to attend.
    Speaking on the subject of education and schools our school board has received certificates that our high school has met with all the requirements prescribed by the state board of education for a standard high school.
    Among those who attended the farm conference in Medford on Wednesday, Feb. 20 were R. A. Weidman, A. C. Huson, Mrs. L. K. Hawk, Ernest Dahack and Everett Dahack.
    Among the business callers on Friday, Washington's Birthday, were Mrs. L. K. Hawk and her daughter, Mrs. Earl Tucker. They had been to Medford to let Mrs. Tucker have some dental work done.
    William von der Hellen was also in town Friday and was preparing to start his steam shovel on another job in Medford.
    Among the diners at the Sunnyside Friday were J. L. Shock, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Jones, J. M. Renne of Eugene and Ed White.
    William Hansen of Brownsboro and Carlyle Natwick, one of our farmers and poultrymen who lives on a fine farm on Rogue River about six miles above Eagle Point. I met his wife in the McPherson store the other day and she told me that she has a thousand little chicks, and that they were doing nicely, and by the time they get their thirty cows that are to come later as they are having their barn remodeled so as to make it into a first-class cow barn, they will stock up with thirty first-class dairy cows and then with their hens and cows they will be able to keep the wolf from the door. I also met Mrs. M. L. Pruett the same day and at the same place and she had come in to bring in her eggs. It seems that the hens are trying to outdo themselves in laying eggs this winter and the result is the price of eggs has gone down, but the small dealers are consoling themselves with the thought that the big poultry handlers will soon begin to put their eggs in cold storage and the price will come up again.
    I also met the same day and at the same place, Joe Riley of Antelope Creek and John Phillips and A. W. Ward and his brother, H. W. Ward, who has been here for a few weeks visiting. They were on their way to Medford and H. W. Ward was going to take the stage for Klamath Falls. He is a logger and was going out to Klamath County to work in a logging camp.
    Harry Wahlers, one of our German-American citizens who has been living on his farm on Dry Creek, was also a business caller Saturday and in speaking of his nationality remarked that he was a thoroughgoing American and that he thought that instead of raising money to feed the starving German children that it would be better to feed our own starving children here and let the rich lords of Germany feed their own children and related that he had received a letter from a sister there stating that she had to pay 9000 marks for a loaf of bread. I also met Mrs. L. O. Davidson the same day, Saturday, who was in town trading.
    Among the diners Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Joel Jarl, who were on their way up to the Bybee ranch on Antelope Creek; Alf Weeks, one of the big orchardists, and registered as a tree raiser, and F. M. Amy who registered as a street loafer, one of the Medford capitalists; W. A. Mansfield and J. D. Bell of the Nash Hotel; Ed Welch, a fruit tree and shrubbery agent on his way to Trail with some of his products. By way of apologizing for doing business on Sunday he explained that the winter had been so warm that it was forcing the sap up so that it took all his time to deliver his goods.
    Harry Lewis, one of our townsmen who is employed in a logging camp near Mt. McLoughlin, came out Saturday afternoon on a load of sawlogs and spent Sunday at home, returning on the train Monday. There were also two strangers here who in the hurry rushed off before I got their names. Ernest Dahack, our barber, was here for dinner Saturday.
    W. E. Boraker, who lived in the old Eagle Hotel last winter and now is living four miles south of Medford, was here Monday on business.
    I also met Thomas Cingcade, who is in the employ of J. W. Berrian, the superintendent of the fish hatcheries, and he said that they were not catching many fish now, as the weather was rather cold but that they had taken, I think he said, some 3,000,000 fish eggs this season.
    Sunday evening there were two of our young men and two young ladies came in while we were eating supper and sat down to the table, ate their supper and left so that I did not learn their names, returning later for beds, and the next morning the men left before breakfast and the women remained in their room until noon, ate their dinner and left. The women gave their names as Agnes Ryan and D. Lacalla of San Francisco.
    C. E. Bellows, another one of our farmers and stockmen, was in town Monday on business and reports that his sheep are doing fine.
    W. P. Holbrook, another one of our farmers, was here Monday and so was Ed Hoefft of Lake Creek, and also Verna Matthews, another one of our farmers and stockmen, who reports that he had just sold a lot of steers and concluded to subscribe for the Medford Mail Tribune, and I am sending in his subscription with this letter. I met him at all three stores, the hardware store, Brown & Sons, and the McPherson store. I also met Thomas Stanley and Wm. Merritt, another one of our poultrymen, and Fred Dutton of Wellen, Mrs. Maples and Mrs. Baker of Derby.
    Frank Brown of Geo. Brown and Sons has gone to San Francisco on business but is expected home today.
    I also met D. F. Lyle, at present the foreman on the Wilfley orchard, and when I introduced myself he remarked that he always read the Eaglets the first thing.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 27, 1924, page 3


WIG JACKS' WIDOW MARRIES MATTHEWS
    A marriage license was issued last Saturday to Raleigh Mathews and Mrs. Dollie Jacks, both of Eagle Point. Mrs. Jacks gave her age as 34, and Matthews his as 27. Both were born and raised in the Eagle Point district. Mathews a few years ago was the central figure in one of the most sensational trials in the history of this county, in which he was acquitted on a self-defense plea of shooting Wilbur (Wig) Jacks, husband of Mrs. Jacks. Jacks died of the wounds. At the last term of the circuit court, Mathews was acquitted on a liquor charge.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 28, 1924, page 8


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    After an absence of three weeks, we are glad to have in our midst again our popular teacher, Miss Thelma Moore, and she is delighted with the unanimous attendance at school this week.
    Mrs. Earl Tucker and infant son, Virgil, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Hawk of Eagle Point, last Friday and returned to her home near Brownsboro Saturday morning.
    We notice that Walter Marshall is advancing the season by bringing out her new Chevrolet car, which she purchased last week.
    Lester Bradshaw, our local rodeo champion, dashed through Brownsboro Monday, on his weekly call for mail.
    Ed Tucker, son Earl and daughter Mildred passed through here on their way to Medford last Wednesday.
    Our sheepman, Kay Loosley, has moved his sheep from the Geo. Brown pasture, where they have been for the past three weeks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Abbott were business callers at Medford Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Brown of Medford visited Miss Thelma Moore Sunday.
    We observed that the young folks at the Ralph Tucker home were enjoying their weekly ball game Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hansen and children visited Mr. Hansen's sister, Mrs. Lew Rohr of Lake Creek, Sunday.
    Percy Henry motored to Roseburg where he will be employed loading cars of early vegetables for shipment.
    Mrs. Wm. Hansen and son, Gerald, were visitors at the Walter Marshall home Thursday.
    M. H. Leonard went to Eagle Point Tuesday afternoon.
    Among those who went to Medford last week were J. G. McCallister, Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker, Blanche Dysinger and W. H. Leonard.
    Mrs. Earl Tucker and infant son went to Eagle Point to visit her mother, Mrs. Hawk.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall went to Eagle Point Tuesday.
    Wm. Nickell went to Eagle Point Monday.
    Walter Marshall has a new Chevrolet car.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Moore were visitors at their daughter's home, Mrs. Thomas Abbott.
    Jacob Monia came down to Brownsboro to attend to business Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 29, 1924, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel, who have a home cannery, spent a few days at Corvallis attending the canning school. They report a pleasant, as well as a profitable, trip.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hammel visited Wednesday evening at the Watkins home.
    Frank Courtney of San Jose, Calif., is visiting his brother, Sam Courtney. The brothers have a contract of painting, both inside and out, on the residence of Mr. Luke Ryan of Medford.
    Mr. Shearin is working for the ditch company.
    Tom Anderson and baby left some days ago for California.
    Earl Brittsan made a hurried trip to Medford Wednesday forenoon. He took home a niece who had been visiting them the week previous.
    The Crandall and Davidson families are all able to be up from the attack of the measles. Reva and Loomis Davidson have been going to school all week.
    Myrtle Winter, who is attending high school in Ashland, was out for the weekend, returning Monday morning. Margaret Strauser, who is employed in Medford, was also home for the weekend.
    Fred Pettegrew and family called at Mr. Vestal's Sunday afternoon.
    Mrs. Merritt and family, also Eli Stille, took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Sunday.
    This vicinity will no doubt us a lot of alfalfa, clover and other grass seeds this spring, judging from a conversation I overheard of one order, which was near four thousand lbs.
     There will be Sunday school at Reese Creek Sunday morning. Subject of lesson: "The revival under Samuel." Golden text, "Prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve Him only."
Medford Mail Tribune, February 29, 1924, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    I understand that Merritt Brown and wife, a brother of the Brown boys of the firm of Geo. Brown & Sons, of Illinois has sold out his stock and farming implements, reserving their land, and intends to start early in the spring for this country. They have had all the cold winters they care about, and have decided to come back to Southern Oregon, where Mr. Brown was raised.
    Merritt Willits, representative of the Union Oil Company of California, was doing business here and took dinner Thursday.
    Frank Haynes and Ole Bowers came in Thursday evening and called for rooms and board. They have contracted to clean out the irrigating ditch leading from the Snowy Butte Mill to the lower end of town.
    Roy Stanley and his brother Lloyd were here for supper Thursday evening and Friday morning for breakfast.
    Walter Smith of Derby was also here the same night.
    D. R. Patrick, one of our prominent mechanics, who has a farm between here and Brownsboro, also came in and spend a few days with us.
    The Parent-Teachers Association held their regular meeting Friday afternoon in the extra room in the schoolhouse and had a very interesting and profitable session. There was a very good attendance and among them were four of the pupils from the grammar school. They were Misses Dorothy Pierce, Margaret Brophy, Lois Robinson and Lumas Davidson. Each recited a piece and did themselves credit by the manner they rendered them. Among other things of interest that was attended to was an arrangement made to secure the services of Rev. F. G. Hart of Grants Pass, a very noted lecturer who has spent considerable part of his time in traveling in England taking pictures of the highways and byways of that country and has arranged to give a lecture with stereopticon views of the different scenes of interest they saw, for his wife was with him, and those who have attended and heard the lecture and seen the pictures seem to be highly pleased. The date of having the lecture has not yet been decided on, but it will be some Saturday night when the use of the hall can be used for that purpose. The price of admission will be adults 25¢ and children 10¢ each, the proceeds to be applied toward paying up a balance due on a former entertainment.
    Among the traders in the F. J. McPherson store whom I have met were Green Mathews and wife, Mrs. Jack Johnson, Alvin Conover, Owen Conover and Robert Stacy of Trail.
    Deputy District Attorney Gaylord came out Friday to assist in appraising the property of the late Mrs. M. S. Wood, and the appraisers of the property were J. Frank Brown, Roy Ashpole and Gus Nichols.
    Among the callers at the Sunnyside for dinner Friday were I. O. Robison and wife, representatives of the Medford Grocery Company, J. M. King, the bridge inspector for the Olds & Co. railroad bridges and G. E. Wilson, district manager, Woodmen of the World. He seemed to be around looking up the few straggling members around these parts. Several years ago there was a flourishing lodge of the W.O.W. organized here, but shortly after its organization the building where they met took fire, and all of the papers and fixtures were burned so the policy holders, for there were a few social members, decided to transfer their membership to Medford, so we have not had another lodge organization here.
    Among those I met Saturday were Mr. W. D. Oliver, formerly of Trail but now of Butte Falls, on his way up to his old home with Jack Doubleday, they were passengers on the stage, and Gene Bellows, Alex Anderson and W. C. Daley at the Brown and Sons' store. The following were trading at Nichols and Ashpole hardware store: Carl von der Hellen, Roy Davis, John Minter, J. H. Stanley, R. DeWolf of Derby and J. H. French.
    Among the diners at the Sunnyside Saturday were Charles Seefield, M. D. Bowles and Gus Pech of Lake Creek, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Paul of Klamath Falls, W. M. Amy, Ed Cowden and son Robert and daughter Gladys. Mr. Cowden is engaged in the poultry business and was bringing in a lot of thoroughbred young roosters for the Sunnyside table, also brought in his eggs for our market. He keeps nothing in the chicken line except the thoroughbred White Leghorn and says that more than half of them are laying already.
    Among the diners Sunday, beside our regular boarders and occasional comers and goers, such as Mr. and Mrs. George B. Holmes, George and Harry Lewis, Thomas M. Riley, etc. We had Lloyd Stanley of Butte Falls, Mrs. James Lonsdale and her daughter, Mrs. Argin and son of Sauk Rapids, Minn., and Mrs. Lonsdale's son-in-law, Mr. L. E. Williamson and wife of Medford. Also Mrs. G. C. McAllister and Mrs. O. Zimmerman of Medford.
    Monday morning I met Mr. Harry L. Liles, the foreman on the J. M. Wilfley orchard. He tells me that a Medford fruit company has leased the orchard and that he has charge of it in the place of Frank Norris, who was foreman on the same orchard for several years. While we were together, he gave me his subscription to the Medford Mail Tribune.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 5, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Charlie Clark, formerly an Eagle Point boy but now a citizen of Klamath County, who has been here for the past few weeks looking after his landed interests and stopping at the Sunnyside Hotel, has returned to his home in Chiloquin.
    William M. Lewis of Flounce Rock and Thomas Carlton, from the same neighborhood, were here for dinner Tuesday. Mr. Carlton left two sacks of fine potatoes he had raised on his Rogue River farm, and the next day they both came out loaded with some more of the same kind of farm produce and left two sacks with our blacksmith, W. L. Childreth.
    In my rounds Wednesday I met F. J. Ayres, who sold his farm to Mr. Engberg a short time ago and moved into his home in our town. He told me that Mrs. Nancy E. Watkins and her single daughter, Miss Anna Watkins, had been visiting his family that day. I also met Lemon Charley and he was criticizing the way our circuit court had been conducting the criminal cases during the last month, but he exonerated our circuit judge altogether but did think that there was some slackness or lack of ability on the part of some of those connected with the prosecution of some of the cases, and he seems to be joined by quite a number of others who seem to think that not altogether justice had been dealt at all. I heard one of our prominent citizens make the remark that there was one of the bunch who was indicted that he could not be convicted with the present court officers, but with the number of nullifications that we have all around us it is no wonder we are unable to bring the lawless gang to justice when men who profess to be good law-abiding citizens rejoice openly when people are turned loose on what is generally believed to be perjured evidence.
    I also met R. A. Weidman and his wife; in fact she was assisting F. J. McPherson in his store, as the volume of business was such that it is necessary to call on her every once in a while to help them keep things going. But I was going to speak of what Mr. Weidman had to say of the farmers' conference that he attended in Medford. Now the reader will take notice that Mr. Weidman is not an ordinary "one-horse farmer," but is one of our practical men, and one who is a student of the farm industry as well as a very close observer, and he in speaking of the conference says that it is one of the best things for the farmer that he knows of; a place where they can all meet on a level and exchange thoughts and ideas and each one can learn something useful.
    I also met Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshal. They drove in in a spanking new car. There is scarcely a day passes unless it is a very disagreeable one but someone will drive in with a new car of some kind from a Ford to a Buick, and as happy as a little boy with his first high-topped boots.
    I understand that Robert Harnish, a young man who was raised here and married, who has been living in Medford for some time and is now engaged working on the Crater Lake Highway, has moved with his family into the Sam Coy house, a short distance from our town and near the highway where he will be close to his work.
    Ed Coy, another Eagle Point boy who lives in Medford, came out with his family Sunday to visit his mother, Mrs. Thomas Coy.
    Ted Potter of Butte Falls was a passenger on the Butte Falls stage Wednesday. He has been gone from here for some time.
    I also met Mr. DeWolf of Derby at the Brown store. He has been working on the laterals on the Eagle Point-Butte Falls canal and was here laying in supplies. Mrs. Frank Hill, also of Derby, and Earl Brittsan were trading at the same store, and so was Mr. Radcliff, who was bringing in quite a lot of eggs for them.
    I also met Wednesday afternoon Peter Young, one of our successful farmers, and his sister, Miss Clara Young. They are living together on their own farm, where they were raised and which they have owned since the death of their father.
    Charles Dunn of Medford was also a business caller the same day.
    Fred Frideger of Medford, who owns an orchard just outside the corporate limits of our town, came out Thursday morning to look over his holdings here. He has a very fine variety of pears and keeps up his orchard in fine shape all the time.
    Mr. Engberg, the man who bought the F. J. Ayres farm some months ago, was in town Thursday morning trading with our merchants.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Morgan drove from their ranch on Rogue River Thursday and I met them at the Brown & Sons store, and one of the firm, J. Frank Brown, had just returned from an extended visit to San Francisco and was giving a glowing account of the wonderful developments of that great city, of the great buildings going up, twenty-four stories high, and of their excavating so as to have three stories under the pavements; the wonderful streets and tunnels with streets and railways through them.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 6, 1924, page 6


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    We, the citizens of Brownsboro, were very much pleased with the last few days of sunshine, and we hope that this good weather will continue.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker went to Medford last Tuesday and returned home with a new Chevrolet car.
    Mrs. Jacob Monia called on Mrs. Hessler Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Abbott and family returned to their home Monday from Lake Creek where they have been visiting Mrs. Abbott's parents for the past week.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Klingle from Medford made a business call at the home of Ed Tucker Tuesday.
    Miss Mildred Tucker has been making frequent calls at the post office.
    Mr. Leonard was a business caller in Medford Monday.
    Fred Thompson, our postmaster, made a business trip to Eagle Point last week.
   Mrs. Monia went to Medford last Thursday to visit her daughter, Miss Velda, who is staying in Medford.
    Messrs. Raymond and George Hoagland attended the radio lecture at Lake Creek Tuesday evening.
    Ralph Tucker had quite an accident last Thursday. He was unloading some oak wood when a large piece fell back catching his finger between it and the wagon box, taking the whole end off from his finger. Mr. Leonard took him to Medford and he had Dr. Hayes dress it for him. He is getting along nicely with it so far, and we are hoping it will not get any worse.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall went to Medford last Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. Irwin were Medford business callers Friday.
    Leland Dysinger and Charles Mendenhall were visitors at the Hoagland home Sunday.
    W. H. Leonard went to Medford Monday.
    Miss Thelma Dallas was a guest at the Messal home at Lake Creek Saturday afternoon and Sunday. She returned home Sunday afternoon.
    Mrs. Ralph Tucker gave a quilting bee last Saturday. There were two quilts made. Everyone present had an enjoyable time.
    Miss Frances Greb stopped at the Tucker home for a short visit while on her way home Thursday evening. She went to Medford Friday to visit the Medford schools.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 7, 1924, page B1


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Engberg motored to Ashland Saturday, taking some fat pigs which had been killed the day before.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Beaulieu returned to their home in Talent on Wednesday morning.
    J. T. Robertson celebrated his 75th birthday Tuesday evening. There were 33 to sit down to the table, including babies. Those present were: J. T. Robertson, Jr., and children, Lewis Robertson, wife and children, W. H. Crandall and family, Miss Cora Crandall, H. Watkins and wife, the Misses Rena and Emily Daniels, the Misses Jewel, Hattie, Esther and Mary Hannaford and Alex Betz. After dinner the guests departed, wishing Mr. Robertson many happy returns of the day.
    Thursday morning several of the ladies of the neighborhood took their dinners and had a get-together meeting at the home of Mrs. C. E. Bellows. They had a very enjoyable time. Among those present were the two Mrs. Dennis, Mrs. Brittsan, Mrs. Conger, Mrs. Thomas McCabe, Mrs. Robert McCabe and Miss Ethel Ewen.
     Real estate is moving quite rapidly along the Crater Lake Highway. Just recently the following persons have purchased land from Luke Ryan on the highway: Mr. Patrick, Elmer Robertson and Charley Pettegrew.
    There were forty-some at Sunday school last Sunday.
    Subject for lesson: The Reign of Saul. Golden text: "Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice."
Medford Mail Tribune, March 8, 1924, page 3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Among the business callers here Monday were Ed Dutton, T. E. Nichols, one of our retired merchants. Mr. Nichols is one of the pioneer residents of Jackson County, as he came here with his parents in the early fifties and lived with them until his father's death, when he took charge of the business of the farm and stock, continuing to live on the farm for a number of years when he turned the farming business over to his son-in-law, Benj. Brophy, now deceased, and decided to move to Eagle Point and invest a part of his money in a bank building to be occupied by Mr. Heath, now a druggist in Medford, and later Mr. Heath sold out his stock of goods to a Jew firm of Portland, who decided to take what goods they could dispose of here back to Portland, thus leaving the store building vacant on his hands so he finally decided to buy out the Jew firm and go into the mercantile business himself in his old age, an entirely new business, but he found that he knew more about the cattle, hay and farming business than he did the mercantile business, although he had an experienced saleswoman to assist in the management, Mrs. R. A. Weidman, but he finally sold out the goods and rented the building to another one of his sons-in-law, F. J. McPherson, and retired from business, and since the death of his wife last fall, has gone to live on the farm again with his daughter, Mrs. Anna Brophy, but the time I met him he was here stopping a few days with his daughter, Mrs. McPherson. He has a number of very warm friends here who have known him for many years.
    Ed Churchman and Ray Warner of Trail were also here on business the same day, and Mr. E. D. Schrader of Derby and John Minter of Reese Creek and Mrs. Sam Coy and two children of Climax and her brother-in-law, Ray Harnish, were doing business the same day.
    Tuesday morning I met Mrs. James Culbertson of Lake Creek and her daughter, Mrs. Benj. Kingery of Wellen.
    R. A. Petty, who is living on the old Sam Potter place and has been experimenting in the turkey business, to a certain extent, tells me that he has sold out his turkeys and quit the business, as they were troublesome to his neighbors, and there was too much brush to handle them to advantage.
    R. E. Sisemore of Fork called Monday to visit our daughter, Mrs. E. C. Hoyt of Fort Klamath, who is here undergoing treatment for her throat and nose by Dr. J. J. Emmens of Medford.
    W. H. Crandall, one of our prominent and prosperous farmers and orchardists, also a prominent candidate for the nomination for the office of county clerk, and Ralph Cowgill, a candidate for re-election to the legislature, met at Childreth's blacksmith shop and interchanged thoughts and jokes, trying to make a good impression on their listeners and seemed to do so, but the trouble seemed to be that the most of them seemed to be Democrats. When Mr. Cowgill got ready to leave, he invited me to ride with him up to where he was putting in a siphon to carry the water from the Eagle Point-Butte Falls canal across Butte Creek. The siphon is to be 1968 feet in length and where it crosses the Eagle Point-Brownsboro road, will be 15 feet above it, and every joist is set on a solid concrete foundation and all of the bed pieces for the pipe is of solid concrete. It will be a remarkable structure. Thomas Riley, one of our Eagle Point-raised boys, is the chief mechanic on the job, and while talking with Fred Pettegrew, the president of the company, on the subject, he remarked that the siphon on the main canal on Rock Hill was so much superior to that one as one can think.
    W. E. Hammel, one of our prominent orchardists and William Perry, our popular road supervisor, were here for dinner Tuesday, they being two of the directors of the Eagle Point-Butte Falls canal company and Fred Pettegrew, the president of the company and Ralph Cowgill, the chief engineer, all took dinner at the Sunnyside Hotel Tuesday together that day, being the time for holding their regular monthly meeting to transact the business for the company.
    Luke Ryan, one of our noted capitalists, and a large landowner, was here for dinner and so was D. R. Patrick, and after dinner the two took a ride together out on the Crater Lake Highway to look at some of the Ryan land with the result that Mr. Patrick bought forty acres right on the highway and Charles Pettegrew bought a twenty-six-acre tract and Elmer Robinson another tract of forty acres, all three tracts at ten dollars an acre, and it is all considered good farming land.
    During the life of Pat Ryan, when land could be bought of the government at one and a quarter an acre with greenbacks, when they were worth only forty cents, Mr. Ryan, Luke's father, bought up a large quantity of land. Wherever he could find a spring and a little good land he would buy it and by that means he accumulated a quantity of land, including a quantity of fine timber, and kept it as long as he lived, and now his son is selling it off at ten to fifteen dollars an acre.
    Charley Cingcade was among our business callers. He had left his harness with our shoe cobbler to have him repair them and oil them up, getting them ready for the spring and summer work.
    Mrs. William Perry went to Medford the first of the week to help her brother's wife get ready to go to Portland and while she was there, his children took down with the measles, so she had to remain there to help care for them and the result that poor William had to stay here and keep batch, although once in a while he does venture out to get a square meal at the Sunnyside.
    Mrs. E. R. Ledwick called in on a business trip Tuesday afternoon.
    W. G. Demaray from Nebraska spent the night here on his way to Derby to visit an old friend, Will Marion, and perhaps will remain all summer.
    Walter Engberg, C. B. Allen and Charles Foeller of Trail were here Wednesday trading with F. J. McPherson, and the same day I met Jack Johnson and his wife's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mathews. Speaking of Mrs. Grant Mathews, she has been appointed by the county court administratrix of the estate of her mother, the late Mrs. M. S. Wood.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 10, 1924, page 8


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mrs. G. A. Hansen visited the school Wednesday.
    Mrs. M. D. Bowles of Lake Creek is a guest at the home of Mrs. S. J. Hessler.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Irwin and family of the Greenacres ranch have moved to Medford where they will reside, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Abbott have moved on the ranch to take care of it for Mr. Irwin. Mr. Abbott has been employed on the ranch for some time.
    Among those who went to Medford last week were J. D. Henry, Ralph Tucker, Mrs. William Staub, Charles Mendenhall and Mr. W. H. Leonard.
    W. H. Leonard and Fred Thompson went to Eagle Point Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker were visitors at the home of William Butler Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 12, 1924, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Harold Gray and J. W. Judy were out here Thursday looking after the interests of the C. E. Gates Auto Co. They seem to be quite successful in their line of business.
    Mrs. Daniel J. Gray, of Fort Klamath, formerly a resident of this neighborhood, was here Thursday and Friday visiting her relatives, among whom were two of her nieces, Mrs. William Perry and Mrs. Roy Smith, Mrs. N. E. Watkins, her sister-in-law and niece Anna Watkins and a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Ayres, who took her to the train Saturday morning. She also met several of her old neighbors while here.
    Marsh Garrett was also a business caller Friday. As he was alone I inquired after his wife as she almost always comes to town with him, and he said that she had just come out of a hospital and thought it best to remain indoors for a while. Her many friends here are glad to learn that she is convalescing.
    Miles Conley of Lake Creek was among the business callers Friday.
    Fred Frideger of Medford, who owns a fine pear orchard, was out here Friday looking after his fruit trees and called at the Sunnyside for supper and to attend to other business. He reports that he has done very well with his pears the past season.
    In passing up Riverside Avenue one day last week I noticed that someone was building an addition to his residence, and making inquiry as to who it was of F. J. Ayres, a neighbor, learned that it was Raleigh Mathews putting an addition to his house.
    M. S. Wood, about the only old veteran of the Civil War we have left, who lost his wife a short time ago and is now living alone, met me and gave me his subscription for the Daily Mail Tribune so that he can have the news. His son, Walter Wood, who is one of our prominent stockmen, and his friends are trying to persuade him to close up his business and go to the Roseburg Soldiers Home, but he seems determined to stay at his home and manage to get along the best he can, but if someone does not take care of him he is liable to meet with some accident, or is liable to have fire and burn himself and his house, as well as his neighbors out, for he is almost helpless, being in the neighborhood of ninety years of age.
    I also met J. L. Robinson, another one of our aged men, but not so old but what he can drive a horse and buggy, but he has practically retired from farming and turned the most of the business over to his boys, but does the planning for them.
    Mrs. Daniels of the Alta Vista orchard was a business caller at Geo. Brown & Sons. I met W. E. Hammel, one of our leading orchardists, and wife, her sister, Miss Mina Minter and her brother, Marshall Minter and their uncle, John Minter, on their way to Medford on business. In speaking of the fruit business, and of his success in the cannery business, I called his attention to a report I had heard of the effect that he was going to move his cannery down to Eagle Point, and he said that he did not intend to move it as yet as he had a good house already and fairly well equipped for the business, that he had spent about two thousand dollars for machinery and did not think it would be advisable to make the move at present at least. I asked how he had succeeded in disposing of his fruit and he said he had no trouble at all, as wherever he had sold any he always had a call for more and that he had just received a letter from a grocery man in Redding, Cal., wanting to engage fruit from the coming crop. One thing about his fruit, he sees that the fruit is ripe before it is canned, thus giving it a rich flavor.
    I also met Dr. Kirchgessner the same day on his way to Medford.
    W. B. Coleman, the superintendent of the screens to be used at the entrance of the irrigation ditches, passed through here Saturday.
    I also learned that Charley Manning came out from his home in the Flounce Rock district to meet Leland Brophy, one of his old schoolmates, and took him home with him on Friday, and that on the same day Thomas Farlow was moving from Medford back to his ranch on the north fork of Little Butte Creek.
    Horace Geppert also passed through town Saturday afternoon and so did Leroy Beiberback and his father-in-law Charley Humphrey on their way home from Medford, but stopped here for dinner.
    I omitted to give the names of the directors of the Reese Creek school district who met here with the directors of the Eagle Point district to consult as to the plan to unite with this district and have the children of that district brought here the next year. They were W. H. Crandall, Robert McCabe and Gene Bellows. The Reese Creek district seems to be very much in favor of the plan, as the schoolhouse is entirely too small and they would have to have two teachers the coming year.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 13, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT LAND UNDER IRRIGATION PROJECT SELLING
    Completion of irrigation canals by the Eagle Point Irrigation District has started residents of Eagle Point buying land for homes.
    There are several large holdings of land to be subdivided and sold at ridiculously low prices. The first of these to be placed on the market it that belonging to Luke Ryan. The six tracts sold within the few days amount to 244 acres, as follows:
    B. C. DeWolf, 20 acres; Charles Pettegrew, 26½ acres; D. R. Patrick, 28 acres; Elmer Robinson, 40 acres; Sam Courtney, 40 acres; W. E. Hammel, 80 acres.
    Another tract of 40 acres was sold about two months ago, making a total of 284 acres that Mr. Ryan has sold this spring. The officials of the district are assisting the landowners in every way possible in disposing of their surplus lands. The land to be sold is of a very good quality and on and adjacent to the Crater Lake Highway.
    The main canal is completed, and the work of puddling the canal is now in progress. It is expected that water will be ready for delivery as soon after April first as needed.
    The public will be invited to attend the official opening which will take place at the headworks at Butte Falls at a date to be announced.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 13, 1924, page 8


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Walter Engberg's house burned down Wednesday morning; Mrs. Engberg went upstairs on an errand. She heard a noise that sounded like fire; rushing downstairs and out of doors she discovered the roof near the flue was blazing. (It had evidently been afire for some time, as there was very little fire in the stove at that time.) She was alone with their one child, as Mr. Engberg had just started to Ashland to deliver a dressed hog. Mrs. Engberg was most frantic, but she phoned to central for help. Mrs. Lottie Van Scoy, who was central at the time, sent word to stop Mr. Engberg as he passed through; Mrs. Van Scoy also phoned over the lines to some of the neighbors, as well as sending recruits from Eagle Point. They lost their house, some furniture, the woodshed and cellar, also part of another building. The house was insured for $700, the furniture for five hundred. While this will be a great help, yet there were things lost that never can be replaced. They had quite a library of books that were upstairs. They were all burned. Mr. Engberg has just recently come among us, having bought the Ayres place. They have the sympathy of all the neighbors. They have been loaned a tent and expect to live in the garage and tent until such a time as they can build.
     More of the Luke Ryan land is being sold. Mr. W. E. Hammel has purchased another small tract. The land along the highway is being sold quite rapidly.
    There was a meeting at the schoolhouse Saturday evening for the purpose of talking over the question of consolidating the Reese Creek school district with Eagle Point. The county superintendent was present and gave some interesting facts. There was considerable interest shown both for and against.
    There will be a meeting at the schoolhouse Saturday at 2 p.m. for the taxpayers to vote on the question.
    Rev. Randall and family, the Sunday school missionary, was at Sunday school Sunday. Rev. Randall is always welcome, for he always gives so many good things to think about.
    W. H. Crandall and family took dinner at Bert Clarno's Sunday. Rev. Randall, wife and two sons took dinner at H. Watkins' Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Orba Davidson took dinner Sunday at John Robertson, Jr.'s of Eagle Point.
    Mr. Yost, who sells the McNess products, was around Wednesday calling on some of the people.
    Subject for Sunday school March 16, the reign of David. Golden text, "I deliver to do thy will, O, my God."
Medford Mail Tribune, March 14, 1924, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Last Saturday, March 8, Roy Stanley, his wife and brother, Lloyd, came in from their work for supper, the men from working on the ditches connecting the Eagle Point-Butte Falls canals with the various farms for irrigation and Mrs. Stanley from her school near McLeod.
    James Davies and D. R. Patrick also came in and spent the night.
    William Perry and wife, Mrs. W. A. Stanley and two sons, Bud and Don Stanley, Mrs. H. G. Nicholson of San Pedro, Cal., and C. J. Frey and wife of Medford; J. D. Bell of the Nash Hotel and O. Wallace and wife of Medford, and Wm. Perry and wife were here for dinner Sunday and the two last named for supper and spent the evening.
     James King and John Berry of Derby came in Monday evening and called for board and rooms. Mr. King is a bridge carpenter and Mr. Berry is his assistant. They are engaged in repairing the railroad bridge across Little Butte Creek just below town.
    Fred O. Brockman, representative of the United Artisans of Portland, was here doing business and took dinner at the Sunnyside Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Thurlow and daughter Gladys of Ashland were here for dinner Monday. Mr. Thurlow is engaged in Portland in business the most of his time.
    William Nickell of Lake Creek brought in another four-horse load of stovewood for Mr. Henshaw on Monday.
    W. P. Holbrook brought in one of the old-styled acme harrows for our blacksmith to repair a bad break in it.
    I am sorry to have to announce that one of our newcomers (Walter Engberg, who bought the F. J. Ayres farm on Reese Creek district) had the misfortune to have his home burned last Wednesday morning. Mr. Engberg was here in town when the fire took place and his wife phoned to this office for help, and to her near neighbors who came to render what assistance they could, thus saving a part of the household goods, but the loss in furniture, etc., was very considerable, although I understand the property was insured for about seven hundred dollars, but not near enough to cover the loss.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Spaulding and three children of Medford passed through here Wednesday on their way from Butte Falls, where they had been on business and complained of the road being very rough and some bad mud holes.
    I met Mr. Wm. Wieden, the man who is in charge of the Snowy Butte mill here, and he told me that the mill lacked a part of the machinery to improve the flour and that they had ordered it some time ago, but it had not arrived yet.
    I met Mr. Thomson, the teacher of the high school department of our school, and his little girl in the McPherson store Wednesday evening and he tells me that he is getting along very nicely with his work, and I guess he is for I met two of the Petty girls of the Butte Creek orchard, who are attending his school, one day on their way home from school and asked how they liked their teacher, and they remarked just fine for he is so good to explain anything we don't understand and is so kind.
    Ed Hoyt of Fort Klamath, our son-in-law, whose wife is here with us under the treatment of Dr. J. J. Emmens, came in Thursday to take her home as she has sufficiently recovered to take the trip.
    I met Mr. F. L. Carter, the husband of our county school superintendent, Thursday morning and he informed me that Mrs. Carter was visiting our school at the time and that Mr. Carlton (he did not know his given name) of the state university was with them and that he was at that time lecturing the pupils of our high school; that they were on their way up to Butte Falls to visit the schools there.
    W. P. Morgan, wife and son Henry came down from their homes near Trail Thursday morning.
    I noticed that our popular confectioner and grocery merchant, Frank Lewis, has put up a new awning in front of his store, greatly improving the appearance of the building.
    I also met Mr. Wm. Oswell of Talent Thursday.
    W. L. Childreth, our blacksmith, renewed his subscription to the Daily Mail Tribune Thursday.
    Last Thursday, while on the street looking for something to write, a stranger drove up to the Holmes garage to get some work done on his car, and I was just starting to see if there was anyone there I knew and the driver walked up to me, so as I approached the car I saw that it was full of people and the first one I recognized was Grandma Minnie Newsbaum, an old lady I have known for the last twenty years or more, of Lake Creek and her daughters, Mrs. Henry Wendt of New Pine Creek, Mrs. Geo. Stedham of Grants Pass, and granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Wallace and husband and child, Dale Wallace of Pasco on the way to New Pine Creek, Lake County, Oregon.
    Fred A. Defoe, agent of the Pacific Mutual Life Ins. Co., and D. O. Frederick of the same company took dinner here Thursday, and the same day Frank Hill, Charley Manning and his friend and old high school mate, J. T. Brophy of Madras, Oregon. He was on his way home. He is in the employ of the U.S. government there, and Charles Brown of Medford took dinner at the Sunnyside.
    I also met B. L. Barry, fire insurance adjuster at the Eagle Point bank, who was here to adjust the loss by fire of Walter Engberg.
    The following people were here from the county: Kay Loosley and wife, W. H. Crandall, Ed Cowden, A. A. Hare, Roy Davis, Thomas Carlton and Earl Ulrich.
    Pearl Stowell came in for bed and board Thursday night.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 15, 1924, page 3


RESIDENT OF EAGLE POINT DISTRICT 55 YEARS TO REWARD
    Marvin Sylvester Wood, a resident of the Eagle Point district for the past 55 years and veteran of the Civil War, passed away at the home of his son, 1½ miles north of Eagle Point, at 3:30 Sunday morning.
    Mr. Wood was born in New York October 8, 1836, aged 87 years, 5 months, 8 days. He served in the Civil War as a volunteer in Co. K, 17th Michigan Infantry, and during that conflict was wounded by being shot through the jaw, the bullet also passing through the shoulder, in which condition he lay three days before receiving aid of any kind. After the close of the war he came west by way of Cape Horn and settled in Jackson County, where he was married to Susan Griffith, to which union was born three children, Mrs. Ora Henderson of Portland, Mayme Hawes, Los Angeles and Walter Wood of Eagle Point.
    Funeral services will be held at the Conger Funeral Chapel at 1:30 Tuesday, under auspices of the local G.A.R., of which deceased was a member. Rev. J. R. Sasnett will assist with the service. Interment in Central Point cemetery.    
Medford Mail Tribune, March 17, 1924, page 3


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Bradshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Mrs. W. N. Staub and Miss Stella Adams were Medford business callers Thursday.
    Mrs. W. M. Hansen visited school Wednesday.
    R. A. Pech of Lake Creek has been making regular trips to Medford lately.
    William Mitchell of Lake Creek has been hauling wood to Eagle Point.
    Walter Antle of Lake Creek was a Medford business caller Tuesday.
    W. H. Leonard went to Medford Friday.
    W. N. Staub came home Saturday to spend the weekend. L. K. Sauderlund and L. D. Tucker came out with him.
    L. D. Tucker, who has been employed in the Coos Bay lumber camps for the past year, returned home Saturday.
    George Hansen and Frank Nygren are digging ditch.
    Milo Conley passed through Brownsboro Sunday going towards Eagle Point, but we don't know where he was going.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 18, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Last week Luke Kincaid, the mail carrier on the route between here and Trail-Persist, picked up a pair of auto license cards numbers 144-810. Anyone losing such auto license cards will find them at the Eagle Point Hardware Store.
    In my rounds Friday in search of something of interest to the readers of the Mail Tribune I met E. G. Stanley of Medford and Mrs. Frances Stockford of Brownsboro at the McPherson store.
    Among others I med during the forenoon, here and there, the most of them at Geo. Brown and Sons store: W. M. Sanden of Portland, Mr. McClary and daughter of Lake Creek, Bennett Gardner also of Lake Creek, Thos. McCabe and Robert McCabe, his brother of Reese Creek and Herman Meyers of Lake Creek.
    Frank Ledgerwood of Butte Falls, who has been in the hospital at Medford for the past two weeks, being treated for rheumatism, came in Friday evening and remained until Monday morning, going up home on the P.&E.R.R.
    Elmer Pech of Lake Creek passed through here Saturday morning with a truckload of cows on his way to Medford, and John Semon of Medford, who had made a hurried trip to Trail, returned and rode to Medford with him.
    George Adamson of Trail came out from Medford Friday evening and spent the night with his daughter, Mr. T. T. Taylor.
    Mrs. J. L. Linn was a business caller Saturday.
    I also met Charles Hanscom and wife the same day in the McPherson store. They were selecting garden seed, getting ready to go to gardening. J. Y. Marshall, who is living on the Tim Dugan farm, was also in town the same day and so was Mrs. Mayfield and son.
    George Turnbow, one of the section bosses on the P.&E.R.R., came in Saturday night after the dance for bed and breakfast. Charles Harold of Medford was also here for breakfast Saturday morning.
    Sunday morning was a regular March morning and it proved to be quite disagreeable all day, and as it was my ninety-second birthday I stayed at home all day excepting I went to the post office to get my Medford Sun, but there were but very few came in for dinner. At the first table there were some eight or ten of our townspeople came in and then Ray Moran and family and V. D. Brophy and family from Medford.
    S. B. Holmes renewed his subscription to the Daily Mail Tribune today.
    Last week M. S. Wood, our last veteran of the Civil War in this neighborhood, was taken to the home of his son Walter Wood and Sunday morning he passed away at the age of 87 years last October. He leaves his son Walter and two married daughters, and Mrs. Mayme Hawes of Los Angeles came up and is here at this writing, Monday afternoon, but the other daughter had not arrived at last account. I met Mrs. Hawes this morning.
    I also met Mrs. Ray Harnish this morning and Mrs. M. L. Pruitt, who came in to bring her eggs to market.
    I also met Mr. Kincaid of Roseburg, the father of our mail carrier on the Trail-Persist route, Monday morning; also Wilford Jacks of Reese Creek, a brother of the late Wilbur Jacks; also Bert Peachey of Ashland, who with his family came up Saturday evening to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daley, returning Monday forenoon.
    Alex Anderson, one of our prominent sheepmen, and his caretaker, Al Acres, were here for dinner Monday, and so was Thomas J. Fuson, district manager of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Medford.
    I met Thomas F. Nichols in my wanderings and asked how he was getting along with his sheep and he replied fine. How many have you? I asked. Twelve hundred ewes, and the lambs are doing fine. Speaking of the sheep and lambs, the sheepmen in this community report that they have had one of the finest seasons so far that we have had for years for stock of all kinds, and the prospect for a fine crop of wool at a good price is as good as anyone could wish, and the weather has been so warm that the lambs are doing remarkably well, although the main crop of lambs will not be here for a week or ten days.
    I also met Lyle Carlton of Wellen and Carlyle Natwick the same day, all three in the same store, at McPherson's.
    I notice that there are quite a number of people around here lately looking for homes, and I heard of one of our far-seeing men the other day, in speaking of the Ryan tract of land that is being sold so cheap, make the remark that the business men of Medford, Ashland and other parts of the county are buying up tracts of land along the highway and Rogue River and several have already built and others are going to build small cottages and keep them as a summer resort where they can come out and spend a few days during the vacation season and fish in our beautiful streams, especially in Rogue River and Butte Creek.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 19, 1924, page 5


BIGAMY CASE ON IN CIRCUIT COURT
    The trial of Mark Calvin Winkle of the Eagle Point district, charged with bigamy, was begun in the circuit court at Jacksonville this morning. Winkle was indicted by the last grand jury. The state alleges he has two wives, marrying a woman living on the Crater Lake Highway before he had been legally separated from a woman resident of Bend, his first wife. Winkle contends that the first marriage had been annulled.
    Subpoenas were issued this morning by the district attorney's office for Miss Veronica Coleman, who signed the marriage certificate, as a witness, and Mrs. Audrey Savin Winkle, the alleged first wife of Winkle, now a resident of Portland, but formerly a resident of Bend, Oregon.
    Mildred Stillman Winkle, who has relatives living on the Crater Lake Highway near the city limits, was called as a witness, and appeared in court [omission] witness, and gave a lively account of her matrimonial affairs. The defendant smiled at many of the replies to questions.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 19, 1924, page 5


FIND EAGLE PT. LAD GUILTY ON BIGAMY CHARGE
    Mark Calvin Winkle, of Eagle Point, age 22 years, charged with polygamy, was found guilty by a jury in the circuit court at Jacksonville, Wednesday afternoon after 30 minutes deliberations. Sentence will be passed next Monday. It is one of the few cases in Oregon jurisprudence where a prosecution had been based on the polygamy statute.
    Winkle was charged with having married Audrey Sabin Winkle at Bend, Oregon in 1920, and a year later to have married Hazel Stillman Winkle of this city. The two women were the chief witnesses, and documentary evidence was introduced by the state. Hazel Stillman Winkle was in court with her children, age one and three years, and Audrey Sabin Winkel sat with her during the closing arguments.
    Winkle was the only witness in his own behalf, and asserted that he was in the neighborhood of Grants Pass on the day the state contended the first marriage was consummated. This alibi was uncorroborated, however.
    Winkle, who was born and raised in this county, and is well known in the [omission verdict unmoved.
    Audrey Sabin Winkle's age was attacked by Attorney DeSouza in his closing argument. "She admits she is 38," said the attorney. She says she was born in 1886 and was married in 1895. If the figures are correct, she was nine years old when she was united to a man by the name of Van de Mark at White Rock, North Dakota. She testified she had a son 27 years old. If the figures she has given are correct, she was 11 years old when this event occurred. I am frank to state that I think the lady is mistaken in her age, and is closer to 48 than 38 years.
    The state in its arguments contended that the "sacredness of the family ties" should be upheld.
    Audrey Sabin Winkle admitted that she had been married three times, and that she was 35 years of age when united to Winkle. The couple lived in Bend for a few months, and then  moved to Portland.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 20, 1924, page 8


REESE CREEK VOTES TO BUILD ADDITION TO SCHOOL HOUSE
    REESE CREEK, March 21.--The funeral of Mrs. M. S. Wood Tuesday afternoon was quite well attended.
    The Reese Creek school meeting Saturday afternoon voted down the proposition of transporting the children to Eagle Point, but instead they voted to build another room to the school building and hire two teachers, thus improving the present school system.
    Andrew Lonchar left Saturday for San Francisco where he expects to work at his trade, the tailoring business, during the busy spring season.
    Mrs. Dora Hess, Miss Mary Hall, Arthur Hess and wife of Medford visited at the Watkins home Sunday afternoon.
    Mrs. Bert Clarno was at W. H. Crandall's Sunday, attending Sunday school with them.
    Mr. Davis, the sheep man, has rented the Bill Lewis old sheep ranch on Reese Creek.
    Mr. Kein and Andrew Lonchar sheared their goats last week.
    W. E. Hammel is fencing in most of his land along the highway that he recently purchased from Luke Ryan.
    Elmer Robertson is clearing his land, getting it ready to put into cultivation.
    The world flight airplanes crossed Reese Creek near the Crater Lake Highway Tuesday afternoon, going north. Also Wednesday morning there were others passed, going north.
    Mr. Anderson, who owns the Veghte ranch on Rogue River, and his daughter, Mrs. Nordwick, visited at Earl Brittsan's last week.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 21, 1924, page B1


8TH TRACT SOLD IN EAGLE POINT DISTRICT
    A. A. Betz of Eagle Point has purchased a thirteen-acre tract of land of Luke Ryan located on the Crater Lake Highway within the Eagle Point Irrigation District.
    This makes the eighth tract sold recently in this district to local citizens who are familiar with the land and the construction work done by the Eagle Point Irrigation District in bringing Big Butte waters to the land about Eagle Point.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 26, 1924, page 6


FORM CALF CLUB IN BROWNSBORO, ELECT OFFICERS
    BROWNSBORO, Mar. 26--Last Tuesday afternoon Lloyd A. Moss, our county club leader, came out and the boys of our vicinity organized the Butte Creek Holstein Calf Club, electing Leonard Bradshaw president, Raymond Hoagland vice president, Leland Dysinger secretary-treasurer. Our local club leader will be Floyd Charley. The members of the club are: Leonard Bradshaw, Raymond Hoagland, Leland Dysinger, George Hoagland, Eldred Monia, Robert Cowden.
    Mr. Yost, who sells the McNess products, passed through here calling on the people last week.
    Miss Frances Greb stopped for a short visit at the Ralph Tucker home while on her way home last Tuesday, and reported her mother was very ill. Mrs. Greb teaches the Butte Creek school and goes to her home at Eagle Point every night to take care of her mother.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Tucker and daughter Miss Mildred, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and daughter, Mrs. W. N. Staub and Charles Mendenhall were Medford business callers Monday.
    Percy Henry returned home last week. He has been employed at Roseburg for the past month.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Hawk of Eagle Point came up to visit their daughter, Mrs. Earl Tucker, Sunday.
    L. D. Tucker returned to work after a short visit at home.
    Mrs. J. D. Henry and son Percy were business callers at the Ralph Tucker home Thursday.
    Mrs. Francis Stockford and son Carl are at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall went to Medford Wednesday
    G. A. Hansen and J. H. Heckner went to Medford Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Milborn Harvey and daughter Evelyn visited J. D. Henry's and left little Evelyn in their care for a time.
    Mrs. Thomas Abbott and sister Miss Thelma Moore were Medford business callers Saturday.
    Wm. Staub and L. K. Sunderbund spent Sunday at home.
    E. H. Tucker is sawing wood for Ralph Tucker. Ed Tucker was kicked on his ankle by a horse, causing him to be very lame.
    Dr. W. H. Nuding had quite an accident. He was in the loft of his barn getting eggs when it caved through giving him quite a fall, although he wasn't hurt very much except for a few bruises.   
Medford Mail Tribune, March 28, 1924, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Margaret Strauser and Ellen McCabe went to Portland Saturday, expecting to be gone for some time.
    Mrs. John Stille, who has been in Dunsmuir, California the past few weeks, came up home for a few days but expects to return to Dunsmuir, where her husband has employment for a short time.
    Carl Bergman visited his brother, Warren, in Eugene the latter part of the week.
    Earl Brittsan's mother of Medford visited at the Brittsan home last week.
    Mrs. Bert Clarno, Mrs. C. E. Bellows, Miss Cora Crandall and Mrs. H. Watkins visited at Earl Brittsan's last Thursday.
    Mr. Sam Vestal and Mrs. Wilford Jacks prepared a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of Mrs. Tom Vestal.
    W. H. Crandall and family visited in Central Point Sunday.
    Mrs. Lizzie Jacks called at Mr. Engberg's Wednesday afternoon.
    W. E. Hammel is building a house on his ranch for his employees to live in.  Mr. Daniels, who has been on the Alta Vista orchard, expects to work for Mr. Hammel, who with his family will occupy the new house.
    Walter Engberg, who burned out recently, expects to begin building next week. Orbia Davidson and Anthony McCabe will do the work on the building.
    There are a good many people in the community with bad colds.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 28, 1924, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Last Friday R. D. Robinson and wife were doing business in our town. He is a representative of the Medford Grocery Company. They both took dinner at the Sunnyside.
    Alf Tufts of Montana was also here.
    Gordon Cox, who is living on the old George W. Lynch place near the Crater Lake Highway, was also here the same day. He brought out a load of lumber from a sawmill on Long Branch and took a load of lumber back with him from the old Eagle Hotel, now owned by Henry Morgan. He is tearing away the old buildings that have been attached to the old hotel. When there was only one hotel in town, and business was somewhat lively and lumber was cheap, but found that people were not satisfied with such makeshift lodging and eating houses after the railroad came through, so the original owners sold out and it kept changing hands until it finally fell into the hands of W. P. Morgan, he being the eighth or ninth owner, and he converted it into a family residence where they lived and improved the land, planting out a nice young orchard and berry patch, adding more land to the place, and now I understand that he has turned it over to his son, Henry, and he is tearing away the old unsightly buildings and taking it up to the Morgan farm on the highway a short distance below Trail.
     Saturday, just about noon, the following named persons came in unannounced for dinner: Frank Manning and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Boothby and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Lubo Grieve and little son, Charles Manning, Darcy Manning, the father and mother and two married daughters and one single daughter and son. They all came out from their homes in the Flounce Rock district to sign some legal papers and just got through in time for dinner, returning the same day.
    Olie Bowers and Frank Haynes were here the same day for dinner.
    Mrs. John Rader and her daughter, Mrs. Roy Ashpole, the wife of one of our prosperous hardware merchants, were doing business in Medford Saturday afternoon.
    The Sams Valley school baseball team came over and played against the Eagle Point school ball team, but the weather was so blustery that I was compelled to go home, so did not get the report until the next day, Saturday, and when I asked Mrs. Josephine Holmes the result, she replied "I don't like to tell you," but finally reported that the score stood 10 to 22. The Sams Valley team had a decided advantage in having such a good pitcher, as near as I could judge. There was a good crowd in attendance, who seemed to enjoy the sport very much.
    Sunday was another one of our disagreeable March days. It snowed and rained considerable and was quite chilly and the result was that we had but few callers for the noon meal, but in the afternoon there was a company of four came out from Butte Falls for a joy ride in the snow storm and reported it was snowing quite hard when they left. They were Miss Mattie Jobe, Miss Alice White and Mr. Harry Nichols and Elgia Abbott, and still later Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Weatherford of Portland, Mrs. Ralph Cowgill and Master Ralph Cowgill. (Mr. Cowgill's son was to have joined the party, but was detained, as his brother, T. G. Cowgill, who came in later, by a sick cow and when Ralph came in the next day for dinner he reported that it was a sick steer and that he eventually died.) Miss Annetta Weatherford of Ashland Junior High School, and Mr. Genil Angillo, Corvallis. I should have said that Mr. T. G. Cowgill is a student attending the college at Corvallis.
    Last Monday morning I took a stroll down to the lower part of our town, and the first place I entered was our First State Bank of Eagle Point, and found the cashier, Mr. H. E. Campbell, and his wife as busy as usual, and in run of conversation learned that he being the owner of the Snowy Butte Mill had just installed a lot of new machinery, and among other new parts had put in a purifier that will enable them to turn out as fine a grade of flour as can be found anywhere in Southern Oregon. I then went into the hardware store and there I met Mr. Walter Engberg, the man who bought the F. J. Ayres farm and had the misfortune to have his home and a part of his furniture destroyed by fire a short time ago, and in speaking of the accident he seemed to take it quite philosophically and did not seem to be at all discouraged. He was selling some fine-looking pork to our townspeople. He also was purchasing some tinware to replace what had been destroyed. Crossing the street to George Brown's store, there I met W. H. Isbell and he was inquiring of Frank Brown the price of mohair and making some small purchases, and from him I learned that W. E. Hammel had come to town and gone on to Medford. I also met Jeff Conover at the McPherson store and Mrs. Walter Marshall at the same place. She was waiting for the return of her husband, who had gone to Trail on business. I also learned in my rounds that John Minter, Uriah Gordon, Jack Timerly, Harry Carter and Joe Arnes had been in town, but I was too slow to catch them.
    D. R. Patrick, who at times makes his home at the Sunnyside Hotel, but is now working at his trade, carpentering, in Medford for Luke Ryan, came out Saturday afternoon and remained over Sunday.
    Frank Hawnes, Ludo Grieve  and Mrs. Thomas Abbott were also among the business callers at the stores recently.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 28, 1924, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Harvey Redmond, a Medford carpenter who has been out here helping Thomas Riley while working on the siphon and flumes on the laterals for the Eagle Point canal, was here the first of the week for dinner.
    Allen Hildreth of Butte Falls, one of the deputy assessors, went up home last Saturday eve and returned Sunday to his room at the Sunnyside.
    C. A. Pickle, the meter reader for the R.R.E.L. Co., was here for dinner on his way around, reading the meters in our town and vicinity Tuesday.
    Carl von der Hellen and wife and two boys were here for dinner Tuesday.
    In my rounds Tuesday morning I met Mrs. George W. Kincaid, the mother of our Eagle Point-Trail-Persist mail contractor, who is here with her husband visiting their son and while here they are negotiating, or trying to negotiate, for property here for a home, as they have lived here in former years and seem to like this place and our climate better than any other place they have ever been.
    I also met one of our ex-road supervisors, Ed Dutton, and H. W. Ward, the manager of the old H. B. Tronson place, where there was originally a fine apple orchard, but the old owner failed to make a success of the business and the new owners had the trees pulled up and the land seeded to alfalfa. In speaking of alfalfa I dropped into the Brown store a few days ago and there met Frank Brown, a member of the firm, and he told me they he had seeded 80 acres of the old C. C. Beekman place to grass seed and was getting ready for the Big Butte water that is coming in a short time through the Eagle Point canal to water thousands of acres of land that heretofore has been considered almost useless. And I also met another one of our industrious farmers, Frank Ditsworth, and he excused himself, as he was in a hurry to get home. I asked what he was doing and he said sowing alfalfa seed, that as long as he can cut five or six tons of hay to the acre he thought that that was about as profitable a crop as he could put in, especially as long as he can realize nine or ten dollars a ton, and he further explained that the soil here was peculiarly adapted to alfalfa and by using the commercial fertilizer one can keep the ground in good shape, and it will materially increase the amount of hay on the land.
    John Perl and wife came out Tuesday forenoon on a business trip and while here I asked how his political pulse was beating, for he is very prominent and popular candidate for the nomination before the people at the primary in May, and he replied that he hardly ever heard the subject mentioned. They remained quite a while after dinner and we had a fine visit.
    Fort Hubbard, one of the prominent hardware merchants of Medford, his son Frederick, and L. J. Woldin were here for dinner also Tuesday and Wednesday, both. They were out to the Carlyle Natwick place putting up a lot of farm machinery, a mower, a hay rake, a manure spreader and a drag saw. Carlyle is fixing up for business and with his fine farm and proper machinery he will surely make a success.
    The same day I met our old townsman, Thomas E. Nichols, and he looked like an old farmer sure enough for he had on a heavy beard and had every appearance of a genuine farmer. Asked as to his health and he replied, "Well and hearty," that he had sowed ten acres to grass the day before and had been fixing up the fences on the place so that he could keep the stock where he wanted them. He is looking fine.
    I also met W. P. Morgan of Trail. He had brought out a lot of mohair and left it with F. J. McPherson for Charley Humphrey, our truck man of Derby, to take to Medford the next day.
    I noticed as I started over to the post office Wednesday morning that Charley Hanscom, a neighbor, had torn out a lot of old picket fence between the lot where he is living and the school ground and the old posts along the other side of his lots, and is replacing it with new posts and a neat wire fence, thus greatly improving the appearance of the place, as well as removing an ugly eyesore to the children and visitors to our school have to look at.
    I also noticed that there was a heavy bank of black smoke out in the valley to protect the fruit from frost.
    Charley Brown was out for dinner Wednesday with a spanking new car, a Flint. Corbin Edgell, one of our prosperous orchardists, who owns a fine orchard near here, but lives in Medford, called for dinner.
    I also met Mrs. Thomas Abbott and Mrs. Floyd Charley and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bradshaw at the McPherson store and Frank Neil of Derby at the Brown store and there learned that Nimrod Charley and his brother, Walter, had been away, but returned home. I also learned that Pete Betz, one of our prosperous farmers living some seven miles above here on the Rogue, near the Crater Lake Highway, was in town. William Nickell of Salt Creek, L.C.P.O., came in Thursday with a four-horse load of fine stovewood.
    Carl H. Syglin, special agent and adjuster representing Geo. H. Tyson, Gen. Agent Insurance of Portland, and V. V. Mills, local agent of Ashland, and Ernest C. Moffatt of the Guarantee Stock Loan Co., of Portland, and H. D. Reed of Gold Hill were here Thursday for dinner on their way out to Walter Engberg's place to settle with him for his loss on his furniture in the fire he had a short time ago.
    Joe Noonan and Frank Lewis, two of our townsmen, had the misfortune to each lose a valuable milk cow apiece. They claim that someone had left the outside gate open and the cows had gone into the alfalfa with the result that they both died with the bloat.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 29, 1924, page 6


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Charles Mendenhall was a visitor at Wm. Staub's home Sunday.
    Mrs. Mae Staub and Ellen Tucker were Medford business callers Friday.
    J. H. Heckner was a business caller at Brownsboro Sunday.
    Wm. Staub and L. K. Sunderland came home Saturday night to spend the weekend.
    Walter Radcliffe came up to Brownsboro Sunday.
    Miss Blanch Dysinger was in Medford Friday, and also at Ashland. Mrs. Mae Staub and Ellen Tucker were also at Ashland.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 2, 1924, page 4


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Art Smith, one of the prosperous farmers and orchardists of Big Sticky, was a business caller at the Sunnyside Friday forenoon.
    Three young men called for supper but left the same evening so I did not learn their names or destination.
    Lloyd Moss, county club agent for school boys in Eagle Point district who are taking up the calf club work, was here. He reports that Elmer Tedrick had the highest priced calf at the international exposition last fall. Elmer Tedrick is one of our bright, wide-awake boys who is striving to be something more than a common hod carrier. He is going to try to duplicate his feat again this year. Mr. Moss says that several more boys are needed in the club work to make it a standard club. We have several boys around our town and vicinity who might make their mark by joining the club and try their hand in that line of business.
    Five men and a woman were here for dinner Friday who came in, sat down to the dinner table, ate their dinner and left before I learned their names or destination.
    Wm. G. Pirch was a hurried business caller also the last of the week.
    L. B. Morrison and his brother, E. P. Morrison and a young man by the name of Theodore White, who came down from the Willamette Valley to hunt work, spent the night with us. The Morrison boys are grandsons of Mrs. Albright, formerly Mrs. Inlow, and also one of our old and highly respected citizens, Perry Foster.
    Leland Pettegrew, another one of our young men who has been an attache to the engineer department of the Eagle Point Canal force also took supper with us. And so did Fred Frideger of Medford. He owns a tract of rich land in the Butte Creek bottom and has it set out to pear trees that he intends to look after himself.
    Charley Manning, another one of our farmers of the Flounce Rock district and Miss Florence Morse, who is teaching school in the Brophy school district came out and took dinner with us. Mrs. Anthony McCabe, who lives in the old Lewis Gipson place on Reese Creek and Charley Humphrey were also here for dinner.
    I met Roy Conley, who lives about four miles out from Butte Falls and is interested in the sawmill business, although he said he had not cut any lumber the past winter. He had been out to Medford on business and was on his way home.
    Master Burkland Stanley, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stanley, rode up to the Sunnyside the other day on his bicycle and stopped for dinner and then spent the afternoon visiting his friends, the Charley Hanscom children.
    Last Saturday during my rounds I met Mrs. Anna Brophy and her daughter, Miss Margaret, and Ed Dutton in the McPherson store, and Rube Johnson, Alex Mathews and Mr. Randall, two of the pioneers of this country, on the street, and learned that Mr. Newsbaum and his wife of Lake Creek and Walter Engberg had just left town for home. Also in the course of my ramblings I found that Mrs. W. S. Baker and Alvin Conover were here trading with our merchants, and later in the day met Floyd Pearce, one of our townsmen, and learned that he had been making some decided improvements on his building, having covered the old outside walls with rustic and otherwise improving the appearance of his place.
    Sunday morning as I was on my way to the post office I met Messrs. A. B. Onable and Abe Weise of Central Point. They had come over to meet Henry Morgan, the present owner of the old Eagle Hotel, but found no one at home. Mr. Weise said that he was talking with Mr. Morgan about trading some Central Point property for the Eagle Point property, and also that Mr. Morgan had been talking to him about having him remodel the old house and fix it up for him, but they found no one at home as the family living there, the Russells, had gone up on Rogue River to visit Mrs. Russell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Morgan. In conversation with Mr. Onable he said that he was born in Seattle, and lived there all his life, and he is a man of 40 or 45 years of age, but that he was troubled with the asthma so that he came to Jackson County and settled in Central Point and now has excellent health, one more boost for Southern Oregon.
    A. M. Kay, B. A. Thornton, Blossom Shamblin, Floyd Baker of Nebraska, and Theodore Thornton of Portland came in Sunday and engaged board and rooms. They have been engaged to place the pipe to the siphon across Little Butte Creek just above town.
    Other callers Sunday for dinner were George W. Stowell and wife, the chicken king and queen of this district. Asked how many hens they had on hand now, they said only about 500, but George remarked that they had ordered 500 two and a half months old pullets from an Ashland poultry man. He also said that he had visited the poultry yards in Petaluma, Calif., and that they don't compare with our Oregon chickens for beauty or productiveness. W. P. Holbrook, a neighbor, was with them and they were on their way to Medford to attend the funeral of Wm. Jackson, an old schoolmate of George's.
    We had two changes in the family residences in our little town Sunday. Charley Humphrey, our truck man, came out from Derby and moved Mr. Seaman's family from the Bolt house to the Fred Thompson house, and Mr. Morgan from the Thompson house to the Bolt house, and then came here for dinner.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Moffett of Portland and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas of Medford were here also Sunday for dinner. Mr. Moffett is associated with the Livestock Loan Association and says that in conversation with the stockmen the outlook is very encouraging with regard to the outcome of the cattle business.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 3, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. Daniels, who has been on the Alta Vista orchard, has moved his family to the new cottage on the Hammel ranch, and will work for Mr. Hammel.
    On April 2nd a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Beaulieu of Talent. Mrs. Beaulieu was formerly Diehless Minter, born and raised at Reese Creek. Mother and son are doing nicely.
    Mrs. Knut of Medford visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Houston, Sunday and was at Sunday school with them.
    Gwen Houston was also home for the weekend.
    Miss Abigail Bigsby of McPherson, Kansas visited her aunt, Mrs. James Merritt, and family a few days last week.
    Ruth Merritt is visiting her grandma, Mrs. Merritt, this week.
    Mrs. Sam Courtney and Mrs. W. E. Hammel have been at T. E. Beaulieu's of Talent the last few days.
    Mr. Patrick of Derby, who recently bought land on the highway from Mr. Ryan, is moving some things there.
    John Shearin has a bad cold.
    Subject for Sunday school, April 6: "The Kingdom Rent Asunder." Golden text: "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."
Medford Mail Tribune, April 4, 1924, page 12


ELK CREEK
    It is with deepest regret that we said farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Howell, superintendent of the Rogue River Bureau of Fisheries, and wife, who departed this week for a new position in the northern part of the state.
    A delicious midnight lunch was served, after which all departed.
    Mr. and Mrs. Howell have been in the community for over four years, and endeared themselves to all, by their splendid character, and unexcelled qualifications. Two farewell parties were given in their honor, one being held at the Rogue Elk lodge, with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vieaux as host and hostess. Many neighbors gathered for the occasion as a surprise, and the evening enjoyed to the full. Miss Gladys McDonald wrote a beautiful poem for Mr. and Mrs. Howell which was read.
    Mrs. Thomas Todd and Mrs. J. E. McDonald were hostesses on Tuesday evening for Mr. and Mrs. Howell, at the home of Mrs. Todd. Neighbors and friends gathered and enjoyed music and story. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and son Harvey from Clackamas. Mr. Robertson will assume the superintendency vacated by Mr. Howell. We were very pleased to meet our new friends and welcome them in our midst. Dainty refreshments were served after which good-nights were said.
    Mr. and Mrs. Howell have endeared themselves to all and will be greatly missed, yet we wish them every success in their new position.
    A party of about twenty-five high school students, teachers, and friends from Ashland spent Sunday at the Rogue Elk.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vieaux are the proud possessors of a new car.
    Extensive improvements are being made at the Rogue Elk this spring. T. B. McDonald, proprietor of the store, is enlarging and beautifying the store and grounds. The lodge is being renovated and many changes made for the convenience of guests. Tents and cottages will be erected, new equipment added, and one of the largest and best radios in Oregon installed.
    The Rogue Elk campgrounds are also being enlarged, and many changes made for the comfort of campers.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. E. McDonald of Portland arrived this week to assist at the Rogue Elk. H. G. McDonald will spend the summer in painting and mining.
    Rev. W. E. Goode will hold service at the Pence school house on Sunday, April 13th inst. Basket dinner. Everyone invited.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 5, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    In my last letter for the Mail Tribune I was forced to leave out a number of items for lack of space as it was already longer than prudence would dictate. Among them were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Jacks and Mrs. Jacks' brother, Alex Vestal, three citizens of the Reese Creek country, and D. R. Zimmerlee of the Trail district and Allen Conover and William Merritt, who has charge of the Frank Rhodes ranch and is now extensively engaged in the poultry business, Mrs. W. S. Baker and Walter Embry of Reese Creek and Lyle Carlson of Wellen, farmer and stockman. In speaking of stockmen and their business, Ernest C. Moffett, the representative of the Stock Guarantee and Loan Association, whose business it is to capitalize men who have range and land where they can raise hay to feed their stock, was here again the first of the week and seems to be doing a good business in his line as he seems to think that the price of stock, especially cattle, is again to advance very materially in the near future.
    I met George W. Frey of Lake Creek, who is living on the old home place up on the north fork of Little Butte Creek caring for his aged parents, who are quite feeble, as his father is one of the pioneers of Jacksonville, at the McPherson store last Monday. I also met Wm. G. Price, formerly the chief machinist in the Hubbard Bros. store of Medford, in the garage and machine shop of George B. Holmes working at his old business. He said that one of Mr. Holmes' men had taken a layoff for a week or so, and he had been employed to take his place during that time. The layoffee for some reason had requested me not to put his name in the Mail Tribune, the second one in our town to make such a request.
    I also met J. D. Arnes, who has been, and still is, the foreman on the Corbin Edgell orchard.
    D. R. Patrick, who seems to make the Sunnyside Hotel his headquarters when working in this neighborhood, but has been engaged doing some carpenter work in Medford for Luke Ryan, and was taken sick there, came out here Monday and spent a couple of days and then went up to his ranch between here and Brownsboro. He has not yet returned.
    John H. Hughes, assistant fish screen commissioner was out here Tuesday looking after the screens in these parts, and took dinner, and so did W. E. Hammel, Thomas F. Nichols and his hired man who is helping on the farm. Also Ray Schermerhorn of Trail and Jack Withcop. Mr. Schermerhorn remained overnight and the next day went up to Butte Falls, returning the same day, and spent Wednesday night with us.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Spencer and son E. P. Spencer and a nephew of Mr. Spencer, L. E. McCord, a brother of Mrs. A. L. Haselton, who for years was a resident of our town, and her husband taught our school here for years, is now living in Everett, Washington. The Spencers came up from their home in Ashland to visit their son James, who is the engineer who has charge of the construction on the laterals for the Eagle Point canal that have just been completed. They all took dinner at the Sunnyside and so did Luke Ryan of Medford. He was on his way up to his ranch at the mouth of Big Butte.
    E. W. Mohr, a representative of the Reynolds Tobacco Co., was here for dinner.
    Charley Humphrey and wife of Derby made a trip to Jacksonville Thursday, and Mrs. Humphrey remarked that they were going to see how much rent they had to pay for the privilege of living back in the hills of Jackson County. In speaking of tax paying, Mr. Humphrey remarked the next day that there was a crowd there on the same business and probably would be every day this week. It seems strange that people who are abundantly able to pay them at any time will postpone the payment until the last moment, but such is nature it seems.
    Mrs. Brockman of Butte Falls came out Thursday afternoon and spent the night with one of her neighbors, Mrs. Charley Hanscom, returning home this Friday morning on the stage.
    William Brown of George Brown and Sons, and wife, and B. H. Widam of San Francisco were here for dinner Thursday, and so were Frank Mayfield and family of Derby.
    I also met the same morning Joe Riley, one of our pioneers, who came in with a team and Thomas Norris, formerly of Jacksonville, but now of Medford, and Bill Ulrich, the Democratic candidate for the nomination for the office of county judge. He took dinner at the Sunnyside and seems quite certain of getting the nomination and being elected for the judgeship, and the people who know him best are confident he will be elected, and if elected he will be the judge. I also met Marshall Minter, all at the Brown Bros. store. I also met a man giving the name of Whitcomb, who seemed to be a stranger.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 7, 1924, page 5


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Last Friday afternoon I met Miss Myrtle Smith, one of the high school pupils of our school, on our suspension foot bridge, and inquired why she was out of school at that hour and she told me that a lot of the high school pupils and some of the grammar grades were going to Rogue River (the town) that evening to play basketball against the Rogue River team and so I waited patiently as I could to hear the result and Saturday p.m. I met her at the post office and she reluctantly gave me the result as 7 to 17 in favor of Rogue River. But I cheered her up with the thought that the next time possibly the scale may be turned and that Eagle Point may come out ahead, and that it was no disgrace to lose if they done their best. But they had a fine time and lots of fun.
    Mr. Robison and wife of the Medford Grocery Co., and Mr. Bush, representing a large salt manufacturing company of San Francisco, were here for dinner Friday.
    Charley Oswell, who lives with his parents in the Dry Creek district, was also here the same day and so was Henry Wehley, a neighbor of Mr. Oswell, Frank Hill and T. Y. Ellis of Derby, they were trading in the Geo. Brown and Sons store, and while I was there learned that Mrs. W. H. Brown, our Mattie, had succeeded in selling the Thomas Bolby house in our town to Mr. F. N. Morgan for $700 cash. There seems to be quite a demand for houses lately in our little town. The fact that our water system from Big Butte Creek is about completed, the canal being already finished and the water already running through the siphon on Rocky Hill, and the places where the canal needs a little repairing is being done and the laterals are about all completed and the big siphon across Butte Creek just above town will be completed by Tuesday night, as the pipe is all laid and the force of men are tightening up the bands and Mr. McKay, the foreman on the job, told me Sunday that they would have the job finished by that time. The wonderful improvements are already attracting the attention of the home seekers, and they are coming in and "just looking around," keeping quiet, but asking all kinds of question about the soil, its productiveness, the climate, our schools, churches, and we always have an optimistic answer, for it is a common remark to hear people say, "Well, I know this is the finest climate I ever saw."
    I met Mr. and Mrs. Joe Noonan Saturday afternoon and she told me that they, including his wife's sister Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, who is stopping with them, were going to Williamsburg to visit his mother and brother and families the next day, Sunday.
    I also met Jasper Hannah, who lives on the west side of Rogue River at McPherson's store and Mr. Marshall, the father of Walter Marshall, and John Greb, one of our prominent orchardists, asked if the hard frosts had damaged the fruit and he said not that he could see.
    Frank Ledgerwood of Butte Falls also came out Saturday evening and spent Saturday and Sunday night at the Sunnyside.
    In my rounds I noticed that Mr. Russell, who is living on the old Eagle Hotel place, has been making some decided improvements in the line of fencing, tearing out the old dilapidated posts and replacing them with new ones, greatly improving the improvements so far as the fencing is concerned, and by the time Mr. Henry Morgan gets through tearing off the additions that have been made to it in forty years, the place will have a respectable appearance.
    Last Sunday morning, just as the family and Mr. James Spencer, one of our regular boarders, had got seated for breakfast, his brother, E. P. Spencer, came in and announced the sudden and unexpected death of their mother, Mrs. A. C. Spencer of Ashland. I understand that Mrs. Spencer was enjoying usual health and the Saturday before had been out attending a social, but in the night she was taken violently ill and before a doctor could be secured, she passed away.
    Among the callers for Sunday dinner were John Spiker, who spoke for board and room for a few days, Mrs. A. M. Sweizer and her daughter, Margaret, S. P. Barneburg and wife, Misses Hazel Bish, Mrs. Frank Amy and Mr. Weeks of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Al Hildreth and daughter Fern of Butte Falls, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Jacqua of Medford, Mrs. Wm. Holmes and her son, Ned, of Central Point. The Holmes of Central Point had come over to visit her son, George B.. and wife, and they all came to the Sunnyside for dinner.
    The arrangement has been made for Rev. Gordon Hart of Grants Pass to give a stereoptic lecture on some of the beautiful scenery in old England and on Friday evening, April 25, in the church here a small fee will be charged for admission and 35 per cent of the amount will be donated to the Parent-Teacher Association of this place. Let everybody come out to hear the lecture and see the scenery.
    I am requested to announce that Rev. Hall of Coos Bay will commence a protracted meeting here on next Friday evening, the eleventh inst., to be continued for some time.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 9, 1924, page 6


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Everyone enjoyed a good time at the April Fool party and weenie roast last Tuesday night, April 1st. Everyone was dressed up like a fool and the best fool got a prize, a box of chocolates.
    Miss Gladys Cowden was a guest at the home of Blanche Dysinger Tuesday night.
    R. W. Rose was a Medford business caller Wednesday.
    Miss Elizabeth Burr, the rural school supervisor, visited the school Tuesday and played some music on a Victrola she had with her, for the pupils, and told them stories of the music.
    Thelma Dallas was a guest at the Abbott home Tuesday night.
    Ralph Tucker was a business caller at Jacksonville Wednesday.
    Miss Stella Adams and Miss Thelma Dallas, two of our popular young cow girls, came dashing through Brownsboro Tuesday noon.
    Robert Cowden was a guest at the Hoagland home Tuesday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Mrs. W. N. Staub and Miss Stella Adams were Medford business callers Wednesday.
    Mrs. J. Monia visited school Friday.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 11, 1924, page B1


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Among the Eagle Point visitors during the first part of the week that I had to leave out of my last Wednesday's letter on account of the ire of the news editor, on account of my letter being too long, were Alex Anderson, the sheep man, who was doing business with the two firms, Geo. Brown and Sons and Ashpole and Nichols, W. P. Morgan of Trail, Pete Betz, Mrs. W. S. Baker, Joe Arnes, the foreman on the Edgell orchard, R. Rose, M. Wilx and Bennett Gardner.
    August Edler and his son-in-law, Fred Frey of Lake Creek, had come down to secure seed wheat from the Snowy Butte mill, as some of the farmers are turning their attention to raising wheat again as almost all the politicians are promising to help the farmers, but I am afraid that it will be like the old pledges to lower the taxes, after the election forgotten, and the same old grind, have to sell their wheat at about two-thirds of what it costs to raise it. Mr. Edler and Frey were here for dinner, and so was C. H. Isaac, sales manager of the Palmer Piano House of Medford, and S. H. Harnish and Wm. Perry and wife.
    Speaking of Wm. Perry brings to mind another item that I might have put in my last letter to the Mail Tribune, but I held it until I could learn more of the facts about it. It appears that Mr. Perry and his son-in-law, Percy Haley, and others were starting home from working on the road, in a one-seated Ford, and after they got in Mr. Haley started to put on his coat, standing up behind the seat and just then Mr. Perry started up, throwing Mr. Haley out of the car backwards, he lighting on his head and shoulder. Dr. Conroy was immediately called and an examination was made but as Mr. Haley was unconscious Dr. J. J. Emmens was called in consultation and the next morning he was taken to the hospital and an X-ray examination was made and it was found that his skull was fractured just above the right ear. At last accounts, Thursday afternoon, he was resting quite easy.
    Mr. and Mrs. Kessling of Portland were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Weidman last week. They own a farm in the Wellen district and had come out to look after their interests in that line. While they were here they were also the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stanley, and Mrs. Stanley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rader, accompanied them to the stage, bringing them this far in their car.
    I also met Mrs. Thomas Abbott and Mrs. Mary Charley at the McPherson store. Speaking of Mr. McPherson, I manage to drop in his store to rest and gather items to write, and I would suppose that he is about the busiest man in our town, for while he has his wife to assist him in the store he seems to be always busy every time I go in there.
    D. R. Patrick, one of our three carpenters, who has been working on a job in Medford for Luke Ryan, came out last Tuesday and has been getting ready to commence on a new job putting up a barn for Thomas F. Nichols.
    L. L. Conger, Robert Stacy of Trail, and Mrs. Thos. Stanley and C. A. Hawkins were buying supplies at the McPherson store the middle of the week. Mr. Hawkins is the present owner of the Ringwood orchard, formerly owned by A. G. Boshart and Mr. Knight, the present owner of the Alta Vista orchard.
    Among the guests Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Hamaker and D. H. Barneburg of Ashland.
    Thursday, Mrs. Hattie E. Riley of El Dorado, Kas., and her daughter, Mrs. S. S. Smith and her daughter's little girl, Miss Joan De Losh, who is having a vacation on account of the measles, were here. Mrs. Riley is not only a citizen of Kansas but is one of the early pioneers of that state, having been there during the historic time when the great political battle was fought to decide whether Kansas was to be a slave or a free state. She came out last fall to spend an Oregon winter with her daughter, Mrs. S. S. Smith, wife of the business manager of the Medford Mail Tribune, and her little granddaughter. She seems to be highly pleased with our country and especially with our climate, after spending a lifetime in that cold, windy country, although she expects to start home again in a short time. We had a very pleasant visit with the ladies and after partaking of a hasty dinner they started on their journey, promising to come again in the near future.
    T. F. Nichols is taking his meals again at the Sunnyside while Mrs. Nichols is visiting relatives.
    The crew of men who have been here for the past ten days putting in the siphon across Little Butte finished up their job Wednesday and left for other quarters. The foreman of the crew, Mr. McKay, went up to do a little work on the siphon on McNeil Creek.
    John W. Smith has just renewed his subscription to the Daily Mail Tribune.
    Rube Johnson and Alex Mathews were business callers Thursday.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 14, 1924, page 9


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Among the business callers during the latter part of the week not mentioned in my last were Rube Johnson, a retired farmer and stockman who retired from an active business and is now on "Easy Street" enjoying the results of industry and frugality in his declining years. Alex Mathews, who usually accompanies him when he goes away from home, was also here with him. J. L. Hovey, another prominent citizen, the foreman and manager of the Alta Vista orchard, was also among the business callers, and reports that the prospects for an abundant fruit crop are very good.
    Sam Courtney, the painter and paperhanger, who lives on Reese Creek on his homestead, was also among the business callers.
    Marsh Garrett of Lake Creek and wife were also transacting business in our town. Mr. Garrett is one of our stockmen, one of our native sons, who started out with his wits and muscles to make his mark in the world and by his frugality and good business qualities has managed to accumulate a handsome fortune, and he and his wife, who has been a great helper in the battle through life, are now enjoying the fruits of their labors.
    The Ladies' Improvement Club of Eagle Point met in the park last Thursday with their tools and spent the day cleaning it up, getting ready to be inspected by the hundreds of tourists who drive by viewing the country. After they had finished the job a nice lunch was served by Mrs. W. C. Clements and Mrs. H. E. Campbell, and the business of the club was transacted. I understand that they had a royal good time.
    George Turnbow of Butte Falls and Mrs. Stutt of Derby were among the guests at the Sunnyside Friday.
    Other business visitors the same day were George Givan, one of our farmers and stockmen, Thomas Stanley, Mr. Huson, who is on the J. H. Cooley orchard.
    I also met Miss Joyce von der Hellen late in the afternoon and she told me that she had been trying her hand at teaching school Thursday and Friday. She is one of the high school pupils in Medford and was out taking a practical lesson in teaching in the primary department of our school.
    J. A. Vance and W. Atterbury of Grants Pass were here for supper Friday evening.
    Rev. G. L. Hall, formerly pastor of the Baptist church in Medford, and Rev. E. J. Dodson of Grants Pass came in Friday night for beds and breakfast Saturday morning. They commenced a protracted meeting here at that time to be continued indefinitely and Rev. Hall preached to a small congregation Sunday, while Rev. Dodson went to fill his appointment for Sunday morning near Grants Pass, returning here again Sunday afternoon. I have not been able to attend the services on account of my being unwell.
    Among the guests at the Sunnyside Saturday for dinner were Ed Welch of Medford, who has been supplying this country with nursery products from a nursery near Salem, and another in Washington; Walter Smith of Derby, Loris Martin, who has been working in a logging camp the past two months. And after dinner I made a business trip to Medford and there I met some of my old acquaintances, among whom were Thomas Farlow, one of the farmers of Lake Creek and a nephew of his, George Downing, formerly of the Lake Creek country, who had just arrived from California with a friend whose name I failed to remember, and they both went up home with Mr. Farlow to spend a while with him and his family. And for supper Saturday we had Charley Manning and the two Smith brothers, Clifford and Carlyle, all of Flounce Rock; Mrs. T. F. Nichols and Mrs. Marguerite Reter of Los Angeles, nee Margaret Florey, who is up here visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen of Medford, and Roy Stanley and wife.
    Among the guests here Sunday for dinner, notwithstanding the fact that it was one of those cold, bleak, blustery days such as we sometimes have in April, were Frank Amy, one of the Medford capitalists, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Fry and J. D. Bell, manager of the Hotel Nash, Medford, F. W. Reed and wife and daughter Virginia and son Wm. H. Reed, formerly of this place but now a resident of Grants Pass, Gus Nichols and wife and Mrs. Roy Stanley, Harry and George Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huggins and son Max and Mrs. McCallister, Mr. Huggins' mother, Mr. Robinson, a member of the Crater Lake Auto Co., Medford. Mr. Huggins is a salesman for the Jewett and Paige cars, and Roy and Lloyd Stanley and C. H. Natwick, the contractor, and Charley Terrill, our popular sheriff, were here for supper.
    George Winston and E. M. Coatess of Prospect and George Adams of Central Point were here for dinner Monday.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 16, 1924, page 9


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The ladies had a get-together meeting last Thursday with Miss Crandall, it being so near W. H. Crandall's birthday that Miss Crandall turned it into a surprise for her brother. There were 22 sat down to the table, on which was spread a feast of good things. They all report a good time and wish Mr. Crandall many happy returns of his birthday. Two weeks from that day being so near Easter, they decided not to meet on that date, but instead to all take their dinner to the school house Easter Sunday, where there will be Sunday school in the forenoon and a program of some kind, possibly preaching. There were forty in attendance at Sunday school last Sunday.
    W. H. Crandall and children, Miss Cora Crandall and Mrs. Bert Clarno motored to Butte Falls Sunday afternoon and called on Mr. and Mrs. Jackson of Butte Falls, but formerly of Eagle Point.
    Mrs. W. E. Hammel is still at Talent with her sister, Mrs. T. E. Beaulieu, who is still sick.
    There is a crew working on each end of the Hammel ditch at present. They probably have about a mile and a half yet to dig.
    Subject of Sunday school lesson, "Elijah and the Struggle with Baal." 1 Kings 18. Golden text, "No man can serve two masters. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
    Mr. and Mrs. S. Vestal, also Alex, are having very bad colds, something like the old-fashioned grippe, or perhaps it is "coryza."
    Mr. Davis has brought his sheep back to the Bill Lewis place.
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    Rev. John Stille and wife came home the first of the week from Dunsmuir, California, where they have been for the last two or three months.
    There will be an all-day meeting at the schoolhouse Easter Sunday. All are invited to come and bring their dinner. Mr. Stille will preach, also Mr. Randall, the Sunday school missionary, and Rev. Sasnett of Medford will probably be out in the afternoon.
    Mrs. W. E. Hammond arrived home Tuesday from Talent, where she had been taking care of her sister, Mrs. Beaulieu, who is getting along very well now, and the baby boy is just fine.
    Miss McMurry of Medford visited at W. H. Crandall's Sunday.
    Mrs. Strauser is with Mrs. Conger while Mr. Strauser and Mr. Conger are away working on the ditch.
    Pete Betz and wife have moved to Butte Falls, where Mr. Betz has work.
    Mrs. Tillie Bergman is in Medford.
    Mr. Morgan, who bought some of the Ryan land adjoining the Crater Lake Highway, is building on his property. He is at present living in a tent until his house is completed.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 18, 1924, page B1


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Last Tuesday Jerry Lewis and Harold Van Scoy, two of our promising young men, started for San Francisco to take in the sights of the city. Harold had been there before, but the sights of a large city will be something entirely new to Jerry as he has been born and raised here, and according to my understanding Medford is about the largest and most important place he has ever seen, and when he reaches there and starts out to see the sights and starts to go to see something a short distance off and tries to go through the crowd and runs up against say two or three thousand human beings of all races, nationalities, each trying to do the same as he is doing. And when he goes to a theater or any place of amusement and sees such crowds as would fill a half dozen such buildings as the Page theatre was before it was burned he will think that everybody has left the streets and gathered there, and when he goes out and finds just such a crowd as he left there when he entered. If he is not different from most young men or women from the country he will be perfectly bewildered. But we all hope that will have a good time and a safe return. He has several warm friends there who will gladly show him around during the two weeks he calculates to stay there.
    Under the auspices of the Parent-Teachers Association a lantern lecture will be given in the Baptist church in Eagle Point, entitled "Highways and Byways of Old Britain," April 25 at 8 o'clock p.m. by Rev. F. Gordon Hart of Grants Pass. A good crowd is expected and a good evening's entertainment is assured. Admission fee for adults 25 cents and children 10 cents. The proceeds to be applied toward giving the children a picnic the last day of school. Wherever Mr. Hart has shown he has had fine crowds and given good satisfaction. Rev. Hart and his wife have traveled extensively through Britain and have taken the pictures themselves and the lecture will explain the scenes so as to make it very interesting.
    I was unable to get the correct report of the ball game played here last Sunday, between the Eagle Point and Table Rock teams, in time for my last letter, so will give it now. The score stood 17 to 8 in favor of Eagle Point.
    I met James Linn, our efficient school clerk, in F. J. McPherson's store Tuesday afternoon. He was waiting for Mr. McPherson to come in so they could hold a meeting of the board to decide on the teachers for the next school year. They re-employed Mr. Thomson to teach the high school department and Anna E. Carlson to take charge of the eighth grade work, as the present incumbent has decided not to teach this year. They did not employ any primary teacher and Miss Moore, our primary teacher, had decided to take a rest and not teach this year.
    I also met W. E. Hammel at the same time I met Mr. Linn.
    Alex Daniels of Lake Creek, John Donogalla, A. C. Husen and Millard Robinson were among the business callers.
    W. Watner of Trail and George Compton were guests at the Sunnyside Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
    The protracted meeting commenced here by the lifeline preacher, Rev. G. L. Hall, is proving to be quite interesting and he is having good audiences. Last Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Newland and Mrs. Bryant of Medford came out to attend the services and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons Mr. Hall held special meetings for the children and he reports an attendance of forty or more, and Wednesday night he gave a social entertainment serving cake and coffee when he had a house full and the reports come to me that the entertainment was very interesting.
    Last Tuesday when Charley Humphrey, our truck man of Derby, came in for dinner he reported that he had just brought out Merritt Brown's furniture from the Medford depot. Mr. Brown and his wife started some weeks ago from their home in Illinois to come via Los Angeles in their car and shipped their household goods. They stopped in Los Angeles and other places in California to visit friends and relatives, but he is expected to be here in a short time. For the benefit of those who do not know, I will say that the Merritt Brown referred to is a brother of the three Brown brothers who own the Geo. Brown & Sons store and to Mrs. S. B. Holmes and Lottie Van Scoy, who has been connected with our phone and post office business for the last seven or eight years, and they with a host of old acquaintances are looking forward to the time when he will arrive.
    Mrs. W. Mayfield of Derby and her little boy were here for dinner Wednesday.
    Percy Haley, who was thrown out of a car a short time ago and had his skull fractured, has so far recovered as to be able to be brought home and Mrs. Nettie Grover is caring for him, and at last reports is getting along nicely.
    Fred McPherson, our merchant, has gone to Portland combining business with pleasure, visiting his mother and looking after his business interests there. Mrs. R. A. Weidman is assisting in the store during his absence.
    C. E. Stille and family have moved into the M. S. Wood house.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 21, 1924, page 6


AUTO ACCIDENT AT TRAIL RESULTS IN SERIOUS CHARGE
    The preliminary hearing of Ralph Merritt of Medford, charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Sam Janavaris, young Greek bootblack of Medford, came up in justice court this morning. The charge was preferred by Traffic Officer Joe MacMahon, Merritt being bound over to the grand jury and released on bail of $2500.
    Janavaris was fatally injured over a week ago, when the small Chevrolet bug in which he was riding with a friend, James Pistos, owner and driver of the car, was struck by Ralph Merritt, driving a Studebaker. The smashup was caused, according to the evidence, by Mr. Merritt driving on the left side of the road. The accident occurred a short distance the other side of Trail, on the Crater Lake Highway.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 23, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Mrs. Carlyle Natwick, nee Ruth Nichols, was in town last Wednesday and reported that they had recently purchased twenty-five dairy cows and had gone into the dairy business on a somewhat larger scale than some of their neighbors, although they were only milking 17 at present; that they had secured a milking machine and were making a business of furnishing the needy with one of the necessary products of the country. During the winter and spring Mr. Natwick has remodeled his barn and fixed it up in good shape for the dairy business, and I understand that he has already engaged Dan R. Patrick to put a large addition to his barn so as to have room to store away a large quantity of hay, as he has one of the best alfalfa ranches in this section of the country.
    I also met Mrs. Natwick's brother, Thomas F. Nichols, who owns one-half of the same farm, in its original shape, it being left to the two heirs, and when Ruth and Thomas married they mutually agreed on a division of the property and now Tom has had Mr. Patrick rearrange his old barn.
    George Hawkins, the present owner of the Ringwood orchard, formerly owned by A. G. Bishop, and Mr. Knight was trading in our town Thursday and so was Earl Brittsan of the farm of Brittsan brothers, who are cultivating the Anderson alfalfa farm on Rogue River a few miles above our town.
    J. H. Hannaford was also a business caller Thursday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frey and two children of Lake Creek were here for supper Thursday and so was one of our near neighbors, Sam. H. Harnish.
    Jack Rice, who is helping William Merritt on the Frank Rhodes ranch, came in Friday morning with five crates of eggs and left them in the McPherson warehouse for Charley Humphrey to take to Medford. He took back with him fourteen new egg crates, and reports that they have six hundred hens on the ranch and that they are laying very well.
    Joe Arnes, the foreman on the Edgell orchard, was a business caller Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ditsworth made a business trip to Medford Friday. They now own a half interest in what is known as the Roy Stanley farm just above our town, and he is making it one of the best farms in the valley, getting it well set to alfalfa.
    J. H. French also went to Medford Friday on business but stopped here to do some trading on his return.
    A man giving his name as M. G. Stewart from Los Angeles selling baskets that he makes himself was out here just looking around, asking all kinds of questions about the country, last Friday.
    There was one of the most interesting baseball games played here last Friday, between the girls of the Central Point school and the girls of the Eagle Point school, that has ever been played on the Eagle Point ball grounds. The bases were arranged to correspond to the ability of the players, and each one seemed to vie with the other to see how much real enjoyment they could muster up, and everyone seemed to enjoy the sport. The score stood 14 to 27 in favor of the Central Point team.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Judy called for supper Friday evening before they returned home. Mr. Judy is a son-in-law of C. E. Gates of Medford and is engaged in the Gates garage.
    Henry Tonn of Lake Creek was a business caller on our merchants Saturday and so was Miss Edith Fredenburg, who is teaching in the Lost Creek school. She had an engagement to meet the directors of the Reese Creek school district here and arranged for a primary teacher, and the result of the meeting was Miss Fredenburg was employed as the primary teacher and Miss Frances Greb as the principal for the coming year. I think that there will be no room for complaint on account of the teachers, as they are both of them experienced teachers who have both been raised in this neighborhood.
    Billie Lewis, who is interested and a salesman in the Frank Lewis store and confectionery shop, has been giving the front of their store a fresh coat of paint, greatly improving the appearance of the building.
    I met Joe Riley, Miss Lizzie Perry and her sister, Mrs. Rosa Smith, in the McPherson store Saturday morning.
    Jack Mayham and Ernest Dahack were guests at the Sunnyside Hotel Saturday.
    Mrs. C. E. Bellows and Mrs. Robert McCabe were in town Saturday trading with our merchants and so was Lyle Carlton of Wellen and John Donogalla, who owns a farm west of here a few miles.
    There was a small bunch of Gypsies visited our town last Saturday, but someone invited them to go to some other place where they would be more welcome.
    I also met Charley Stille and Nimrod Charley, the latter of the Climax country, Saturday.
    Sunday forenoon Mr. and Mrs. Haines Dean and Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Butler and Mr. and Mrs. H. U. Mitchell, all of Ashland, took dinner at the Sunnyside and spent quite awhile visiting. Mr. Dean is the superintendent of the Ashland park, said to be one of the most beautiful parks on the Pacific Coast.
    Frank Ledgerwood of Butte Falls came out Saturday evening and remained until Monday morning.
    Don't forget the Parent-Teachers meeting Friday afternoon and the lantern lecture Friday night at the church.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 23, 1924, page 7


A. C. HOWLETT IN A SERIOUS CONDITION
    A. C. Howlett of Eagle Point, the aged hotel man and correspondent of the Mail Tribune from that section, who has been bothered for a long time past by a growth on his neck which bleeds occasionally, became seriously ill from the same cause last night and lost so much blood that it was feared for a time he was dying.
    A physician was summoned from Medford to administer relief, and late last night it was reported the bleeding had been stopped and his general condition much improved, although he was still a very sick man. At press time it was reported from Eagle Point that Mr. Howlett was slightly improved, but very weak.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 24, 1924, page 2


EASTER SERVICES AT REESE CREEK WELL ATTENDED
    REESE CREEK, April 25.--Easter service at the school house was quite well attended. At the Sunday school hour in the morning the house was filled; extra seats were brought in and were soon filled, while several were standing on the outside. There were from a hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty for dinner. The tables were spread outdoors. Eli Stille, the Sunday school superintendent, opened the Sunday school and when the classes took their places, the junior and primary classing going outdoors, there remained about fifty of the two older classes, the seniors and adults. Rev. Randall, the American Sunday school missionary, taught both classes. He reviewed the lessons for the last two weeks, making it very plain what sin in the heart leads to and the necessity of living for Christ and having part in the first resurrection, being "riven with Christ."
    After dinner the people gathered in the schoolhouse, Rev. Randall in charge, and after a song service and prayer there was a short program. Recitation by Emily Daniels, Matt. 28; exercise by six primary children, subject, "He Is Risen"; an Easter exercise by six girls; Eli Stille, Rev. and Mrs. John Stille, Mrs. Shearin and Mrs. Brittsan sang "On Calvary's Brow."
    Rev. J. R. Sasnett of the Medford Methodist church read the first eight verses of 1 Cor. 15, and took for his text "The Living Christ." He spoke of the life, death and resurrection of Christ as being historical facts.
    Rev. E. P. Lawrence of the Presbyterian church of Medford took up the theme the "Victory of the Resurrection." One must have a personal contract with the resurrected Christ, to really know him.
    Rev. Hall, Baptist missionary of Eagle Point, spoke a few words on the reality of knowing you are walking with the Lord in this present time.
    Rev. Hall is holding meetings all this week in Eagle Point.
   Sunday school next Sunday at Reese Creek, subject, "Amos and Hosea Pleading for Righteousness." Golden text, "Hate the Evil, and Love the God."
    The day school will close Tuesday, April 29, with probably a picnic.
    Walter Engberg's new house is completed and they have moved in. It is quite a nice little bungalow.
    W. E. Hammel and wife were in Talent Wednesday to call on Mrs. Beaulieu, who has been quite sick.
    Earl Brittsan's sister, Mrs. Jessie Baxter of Medford, while riding Saturday with her husband and mother, was run into by another car, both her legs being broken, one broken in two places. She has been unconscious since.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 25, 1924, page B1


HIGHWAYS ON ELK CREEK DISTRICT BEING IMPROVED
    ELK CREEK, April 24.--This section of Jackson County seems to be completely renovated, that is, the roads. Under the supervision of Mr. Van Houten of Gold Hill, progress of construction of the Elk Creek road is certainly showing wonderful improvement. A crew of from 15 to 20 men are being employed. One thing that deserves mention is that roads are being thoroughly built, there is an absence of a half-baked job, as the phrase goes.
    On Saturday, the 19th of April, a track and field meet was held at Trail. Our school, Elk Creek, District 74, was well represented, and carried off their share of the honors. We have a total of 20 pupils, an increase of almost twice as much as we had last year.
    The Persist school was also represented and took a few prizes. Miss Willits, the instructor of Persist school, reports that they are making fine progress with the school work this year. This school term expires May 23.
    Jim Miller is recovering from a major operation of a few months ago. Jim went to Medford Saturday on business, returning the following Sunday.
    Warren E. Ivey, Alice Ivey, his wife, and small son Charley arrived at his parents' home Saturday morning, the 19th, from Denver, Colo. He intends to stay with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Whitley, to help with the operation of the Whitley farm. Mrs. Sarah Whitley, his mother, who was stricken with paralysis last summer, is improving in fine shape. Hopes are high that she will completely recover.
    Howard Ash motored to Trail the latter part of last week. He has been residing on his place during the winter months.
    Elmer Ivey, a high school student of Gold Hill, has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Whitley.
    Mrs. Whalley visited with Mrs. Sarah Whitley, Friday, the 18th.
    Mr. Sturgis, the homesteader, has gone to Medford for employment.
    P. E. Sandoz motored to Medford Saturday the 19th.
    W. Wagner was slightly injured last week while working with the road crew.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 25, 1924, page B1


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    A number of the Brownsboro children attended an Easter egg hunt and weenie roast given by the Butte Creek school Friday night.
    The children of the Brownsboro school had an Easter egg hunt Friday afternoon.
    J. G. McCallister of Lake Creek was a Medford business caller last week.
    Among the Medford business callers last week were Ralph Tucker, Mae Staub, Percy Henry, J. D. Henry, W. H. Leonard, Mrs. Leonard and daughter, Miss Janette.
    George Hoagland, Raymond Hoagland, Charles Mendenhall, Mae Staub and Blanche Dysinger enjoyed a fine Easter dinner at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday, in the afternoon. They had an Easter egg hunt.
    Robert Cowden was a visitor at the Tucker home Sunday afternoon.
    Miss Stella Adams was a guest at the home of Thelma Dallas last Saturday and Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 25, 1924, page B2


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    When I closed my last letter for the Medford Mail Tribune I stopped right in giving an account of who were here Sunday for dinner, and so will commence where I left off, as there was a few others came in who I did not mention, among whom were Alex Mathews and W. H. Isbell of the Reese Creek district besides some of our townspeople who come in quite frequently, and after dinner we had quite a number of callers, among whom was E. G. High and wife and their four children and Mrs. J. W. King, a sister of Mrs. High, nee Bessie Haselton, and Jeanette and her little boy. The two ladies were born and raised in our little town, where their father, Professor A. L. Haselton, taught school for several years, and he married one of our Eagle Point-raised girls, Miss Rena Dixman, and to say that we all had quite a fine visit together, all of whom were of Ashland. We also had Mr. and Mrs. George West of Medford, two more of our old-time acquaintances.
    I learned after I met W. H. Isbell Sunday here that he has secured a permanent position from Wm. von der Hellen, who has a contract to furnish the S.P.R.R. Co. with a vast quantity of crushed rock at Gold Hill to be used on their tract, and Mr. Isbell will have a permanent job there for a year or more. Mr. Isbell has been in the employ of Mr. von der Hellen on his ranch on Reese Creek for several years and he knows that he can depend on him to do what he wants done.
    I met A. J. Evans, who lives on the Sneider place, not the man who is now running a creamery in Medford, but the place is out in the Reese Creek country, Monday morning with a young man who lives with Mr. Evans, in the McPherson store.
    I had written this on Wednesday and that evening I had a severe hemorrhage, but for the benefit of my many friends I am glad to say that I am again able to be up a part of the time.
    On Thursday Mrs. B. H. Bryant, president of the W.C.T.U. of Medford, came and presented me with a beautiful bouquet in behalf of the union.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 28, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Reese Creek school closed Tuesday, April 29, with a short program, different pupils having papers and speaking on "Forest Protection." There were quite a number of patrons and friends brought their dinner, having a picnic dinner and enjoying the day with the teacher and pupils.
    Anthony McCabe is confined at home with the measles. He is convalescing at the present writing.
    Mrs. Lizzie Jacks and Mrs. Tom Vestal went to Medford Wednesday, taking Mrs. Vestal's baby to the doctor. It was quite sick but is better now.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caster's baby has also been quite sick but is improving at present.
    W. E. Hammel has had an addition built on his screen porch, making it nice and roomy.
    There were quite a number at Sunday school Sunday. Rev. Bingham of Medford preached after the Sunday school. He spoke on taking the whole word of God, and that one must be born again in order to be saved. Jesus is the same today as He was when He walked this earth.
    Some of the Reese Creek people went to Eagle Point in the afternoon where they were having an all-day meeting at the chapel. Rev. Hall, the missionary, had charge of the services. There was a prayer and praise service, some speaking and testimonials.
    There will be an all-day meeting at Derby Sunday, May 4. Rev. Randall, the American Sunday school missionary, will be present. He expects to organize a Sunday school. They invite all to bring their dinner and attend.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 2, 1924, page 7


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
By A. C. Howlett
    Merritt Brown and wife, who have been residing for the past several years in Illinois, have returned to Oregon to make their future home. They were accompanied by a friend from New York, also Mrs. Sarah Guerin, a sister of Mr. Brown's, who resides in San Francisco.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Clements, Roy Ashpole, Thomas Nichols, Jed Edsall and George Lewis have returned from Portland, where they went to attend the baseball games between Portland and Salt Lake.
    On Friday evening, a lantern lecture was given for the benefit of the Parent-Teachers. A large crowd was in attendance and the pictures were enjoyed by everyone.
    A meeting of the Parent-Teachers was held at the home of Mrs. H. Ward on Wednesday afternoon.
    "Doc" Goss, wife and daughter, Helen, who have been spending the past year in California, have returned to Eagle Point.
    R. A. Weidman has a new motor to run his separator.
    On Saturday evening Tom Cingcade was returning to town from the hatchery and failed to make the turn by the Frank Ditsworth place, running into the fence and wrecking his automobile quite badly.
    On Monday Rev. and Mrs. M. C. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Schedtler of Wolf Creek, Ore., spent the day with your correspondent and family.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 2, 1924, page 7


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    A number of the Brownsboro children attended the field and track meet at Medford Saturday.
    Raymond, George and Elmer Hoagland were visitors at the Tucker home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hall and family were visitors at the Leonard home Sunday.
    Ellen Tucker and Blanche Dysinger attended Sunday school at the home of Mrs. Leonard, the teacher of the Sunday school class. Mrs. Leonard would like the presence of more people at the services.
    Ralph Tucker was a business caller at Eagle Point Monday forenoon.
    Blanche Dysinger and Janetta Leonard were visitors at the Ed Cowden home Saturday.
    Percy Henry returned home to spend Sunday. He is working at Medford.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 2, 1924, page 10


E. V. DAHACK INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT, CAR IS BURNED UP
    While returning home from a dance Sunday morning about daylight, the Star car driven and owned by Everett V. Dahack of Eagle Point rolled down a three-foot embankment on the Crater Lake Highway between Trail and McLeod when the vehicle skidded in the loose gravel. Dahack was hurled into the windshield and sustained cuts and sprains to every finger, and cut and contusion on the head. He came to this city today to have his wounds dressed.
    Dahack left the car where it rolled and went for assistance. In the meantime two spare tires and the spotlight were removed and the car caught fire and burned up. The car rolled into a barbed wire fence and Dahack sustained scratches and cuts in extricating himself.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 5, 1924, page 5


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Sam Courtney and Mina Minter motored to Grants Pass one day last week.
    Mrs. Hannaford and Mrs. Lewis Robertson called on Mrs. W. E. Hammel one day last week.
    S. Vestal is suffering with rheumatism.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Ayres, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith and son of Eagle Point visited at Mr. Vestal's Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Semple of Medford visited at Tom Vestal's Sunday. Little Dorothy Vestal, who has not been well, went home with her uncle and aunt, her mother thinking the change would do her good.
    W. H. Crandall and family took dinner at Bert Clarno's Sunday after Sunday school.
    Mrs. W. E. Hammel and Mrs. Sam Courtney were at T. E. Beaulieu's at Talent a few days this week, Mrs. Beaulieu not being so well.
    Miss Emily Daniels is staying with Mrs. Beaulieu.
    The Ladies' Get-Together Club will meet with Mrs. Vestal and Mrs. Jacks Thursday, May 15th. All ladies are invited. Bring some lunch and have a good social time.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Stille were at Eagle Point Monday. They called at H. Watkins' on their way home.
    Mr. Stille preached Sunday after Sunday school, taking for his text John 10:1: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that entereth not by the door into the sheep fold, but climbeth up some other way, the same as a thief and a robber."
    Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Merritt, formerly of Reese Creek but now on the Rhodes place, Monday, May 5th, a daughter. Mother and daughter are doing nicely.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 9, 1924, page B3


REESE CREEK IS BADLY IN NEED OF HEAVY RAIN
    REESE CREEK, May 15.--This has been an unusually dry spring, and with the ditch not finished, if the rains do not come soon, the farmers in this section will raise very little.
    The last information concerning the ditch there was a new leak near Butte Falls. The water had been turned on and came as far as the Nichols Gay [property] but had to be turned off on account of the leak. The Hammel lateral may not be finished for another week.
    Mrs. T. E. Beaulieu is about the same at the present writing; the baby has also been quite sick. Little Jessie Beaulieu was severely burned Monday but is resting well as she could at this time.
    Mrs. Will Merritt and daughter are both getting along nicely. Rena Daniels is staying with her.
    F. Johnson, who taught at Reese Creek last winter, was out last week Thursday and Friday giving the eighth grade examination. Those taking it were Theodore Shearin, Frank Pettegrew and Bennie Bellows.
    Subject for Sunday school: "Isaiah and the Assyrian Crisis." Golden text: "God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble."
Medford Mail Tribune, May 16, 1924, page B1


BROWNSBORO NEWS
   Brownsboro, Ore., May 15.--Miss Blanche Dysinger was a visitor at the home of Gladys Cowden Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and Mrs. Mae Staub were Medford business callers Friday.
    Sunday school was well attended Sunday at the home of Mrs. Leonard.
    The water in the creek is getting warm enough to swim and a number of the young folks enjoyed swimming Saturday.
    Our school will close Friday, the 16th, and the children are going to give a program Friday afternoon.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 16, 1924, page B1


ELK CREEK ITEMS
RACHEL MILLER, Trail, Ore.

    Saturday, May 3, a woman's meeting was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Houston. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Houston, Mrs. M. E. Middlebusher, Miss Teach, Miss Weatherson, Miss Inez Willits, Mr. and Mrs. Whalley, Mrs. P. E. Sandoz and children Paul, Mabel, Alli, and Frederick Sandoz, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. E. R. Yocom, Mrs. Zella Ditsworth, Miss Mildred Peterson, Mrs. D. W. Pence and daughters, Hazel and Alberta Pence, Mrs. Graham and son Gordon, Mrs. Lucy Moore and son Orville, Mrs. Minnus Pence and daughter Geneva, Mrs. Miller, Delma and Viola Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Houston and daughters Doris and Wilma, Mr. Wm. Heckathorn. The forenoon was spent cooking and a very fine dinner was served.
    Sunday, May 4, a dinner was given at Mr. Minnus Pence's in honor of Grandma Pence (Mrs. Hester Pence) it being her 84th birthday. The following persons made the occasion memorable: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McKee and daughter Leah, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Pence, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vaughn and son Donald, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Pence, Hazel, Lincoln and Alberta Pence, Mrs. S. E. Geary, Mr. and Mrs. Amos McKee, Mrs. Ollie Pence, and Earl Pence, Sadie and Roy Wilmoth, Elva and Jimmie Cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ditsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Houston and Dorris and Wilma Houston, Mr. and Mrs. John Cameron and Earl and Roy Cameron, Mrs. John Byrne and Morris and Gladys Byrne, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien, Mr. Dudley Geary, Mr. and Mrs. Minnus Pence and Harold, Floyd, Frank, Paul, Geneva and Noel Pence; five children, twenty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
    Following are the friends that were present: Mrs. M. E. Middlebusher and Mr. Denzil Middlebusher, Juanita Butler, Vernon and Glen Butler, Mrs. Byron DeFord and Mildred DeFord, Murrell Busby, A. M. Busby, Mr. Wm. Heckathorn, Cecil Kilborn, and Owen Duggan.
    Grandma received a number of nice presents. One daughter and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren were not present.

Medford Clarion, May 16, 1924, page 2


A. C. HOWLETT OF EAGLE POINT EAGLETS PASSES
Veteran Newspaper Man and One of Best Known Pioneers in Southern Oregon Passes Away at Ripe Old Age of 92 years.
    Alfred Cobb Howlett, a pioneer circuit rider of Oregon and the Rogue River Valley, and for sixty years a contributor to Pacific Coast newspapers, 39 of them to the Mail Tribune, died at his home in Eagle Point, Wednesday, May 21, 1924. He had been confined to his home by illness for the last month and was 92 years, two months and five days of age at death.
    Mr. Howlett was born in Augusta, Maine, March 16, 1832, and was the contributor of the "Eagle Point Eaglets" in this paper, which were read far and wide, and many Mail Tribune readers throughout the land will be saddened when they read of the passing of this lovable man. His "Eaglets" were written with whimsical simplicity, and pictured with conscientious detail every phase of small-town life. His items held the charm of humanness and quaint, unconscious humor, and for these qualities often found their way into metropolitan journals. Mr. Howlett took great pride in his writings, and until the years and illness slowed his efforts was a tireless newsgatherer.
    Mr. Howlett was one of the best-known men in Southern Oregon and knew well the pioneer life of this section. He was a mine of information for early day happenings and delighted to tell of days that have passed.
    Mr. Howlett crossed the plains in 1849 with his father, over the Santa Fe trail, being lured to California by the discovery of gold. He went to the early day schools and followed mining until 1861, when he moved to Oregon, where he was ordained a Methodist minister. He served as a circuit rider in the Eugene circuit for a year, then served in Jackson County in 1864 and '65, and filled the same duties in Siskiyou and Josephine counties, with Yreka and Grants Pass as his headquarters. In 1869 he moved to Eagle Point where he has since resided.
    Mr. Howlett's first articles were written for the Pacific Methodist in 1868, and when a resident of Jacksonville he contributed occasional articles to the Sentinel, a pioneer Oregon publication. He later became a regular correspondent, when the paper's name was changed to the Jacksonville Times. In 1879 he became a regular correspondent of the Valley Record, published at Ashland, and about the same time he wrote for the Roseburg Review, then published by the Rev. J. R. N. Bell.
    In 1885, when the Medford Monitor was founded, he started to write for it, and through the various changes of ownership and names, until it became the Mail Tribune, he was a regular correspondent, writing from one to five letters a week, and in those 39 years missed but one or two weeks.
    Mr. Howlett had a wide acquaintance among the pioneers of the Willamette Valley.
    His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was at Valley Forge. Mr. Howlett said the best impressions he ever received of George Washington were from the lips of his grandsire.
    On July 16, 1863, Mr. Howlett was married to Sarah E. Cook, and to this union 13 children were born, five sons and eight daughters. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Lewis, Four Lakes, Wash.; Mrs. Millie Hoyt, Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Miss Howlett, Eagle Point. Mrs. Lucy P. Vane of Los Angeles, Calif., sister, aged 97 years, also survives him.
    The funeral will be held from the family home, in Eagle Point, Friday at 3 o'clock. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. M. C. Davis of Wolf Creek, Oregon, an old friend. Interment will be in Antelope cemetery.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 22, 1924, page 1


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The Ladies' Get-Together Club met with Mrs. Vestal and Mrs. Jacks last Thursday. They had a good social time. Those present were the Mesdames Engberg, Bellows, T. McCabe, Watkins, Perry, R. Smith, Van Scoy, Boyer, S. Vestal, T. Vestal, Jacks and the Misses Cora Crandall and Ethel Ewen.
    Mrs. Bert Clarno gave a picnic dinner on the river last Sunday to a few of her friends. Among those present (we cannot name them all) were Mr. and Mrs. Daniels, Earl Brittsan and family, W. H. Crandall and family, Perry Clarno and family, Pete Betz and wife, and others.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. Jacks visited at Gene Bellows Sunday.
    Anthony McCabe is able to go to work again since having the measles.
    The Reese Creek Sunday school expect to attend in a body the Sunday School group gathering at the Sams Valley schoolhouse Sunday, May 25. There will be a Sunday school group gathering at the Derby schoolhouse June 8th of the Butte Falls, Derby and Reese Creek Sunday schools. Any others are invited.
    Rev. Stille preached last Sunday from the text, "God Is Our Refuge and Strength, a Very Present Help in Trouble."
    The funeral of Mrs. Diehless Minter Beaulieu was well attended, the floral offerings were many, the casket was covered, also tables were filled. Diehless was born and raised at Reese Creek. She leaves many friends who sympathize with the family and will greatly miss her cheery face among them. Time is as a fleeting moment and eternity is sure.
    A. C. Howlett passed away to his reward Wednesday morning. He was widely known, having lived in Eagle Point for a good many years and was correspondent for the Mail Tribune from Eagle Point. Mr. Howlett will be greatly missed. He was always found on the side of truth and right.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 23, 1924, page 12


    Out in the Eagle Point district where the men folks patch their own pants, and Mary splits the kindling.
Arthur Perry, "Ye Smudge Pot," Medford Mail Tribune, May 26, 1924, page 4


Rogue Elk Resort Officially Opened
    The Rogue Elk Hotel is now prepared to accommodate the traveling public and those who desire a beautiful resort, to spend their vacation and rest. It is splendidly located overlooking the Rogue River, on the Crater Lake Highway, wonderful roads, fishing, hiking and other features. This resort features the daily chicken dinners, and Medford people often drive there to partake of them.
    L. E. McDonald has arrived from Portland to manage the resort this year so his brother, W. G., who is an artist, can devote his time to his profession.
    The Messrs. McDonald were in Medford Tuesday purchasing supplies
Medford Mail Tribune, May 30, 1924, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mrs. John Shearin and Miss Ethel Ewen attended the eight grade graduation exercises in Ashland last Friday. Some of the Reese Creek boys received their diplomas.
    Jim Merritt and wife visited the home folks for a few days. Mrs. Jim Merritt is now with her parents in Medford, while Jim is working for Frank Rhodes on the Crater Lake Highway.
    Robert Merritt has gone back to work this week, after laying off for a few days on account of hurting his back on the works.
    A number of the Reese Creek people attended the group gathering at Sams Valley Sunday.
    Mrs. C. E. Bellows called on Mrs. Frank Caster Sunday.
    Mrs. Roy Smith, Miss Crandall and Miss Ethel Ewen visited with Mrs. W. E. Hammel Wednesday.
    Mrs. W. Jacks visited at W. E. Hammel's Saturday.
    Mrs. H. Watkins called on Mrs. Frank Caster Wednesday afternoon.
    Mrs. James Merritt, sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Van Slyke, visited with her for a few days. They are now located in Medford, where Mr. Van Slyke has employment.
    There will be Sunday school at Reese Creek Sunday. The title of the lesson is, "The Babylonian Exile of Judah." 2 Chron. 36:11-21. Golden text: Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 30, 1924, page 7


REGRET EXPRESSED AT PASSING OF PIONEER WRITER
By Mary O. Carey.

    It is with deepest regret we read of the death of our old pioneer, friend and correspondent of Eagle Point. Mr. Howlett's name has long ago become familiar to thousands in this valley. Each issue was a letter from this valley to them, telling of friends and of business, of deaths, marriages, church and Sunday schools. Only the absence of that column will make the many of us realize their real worth. We wonder if the person who shall assume the work in his stead will be half as faithful, half as patient and forgiving. Only when they have once tried to please all the people will they realize how difficult it is to do so. In all his writings there was never a word of malice, and but little of kindly criticism, although there may have been need of it. The great mound of floral tributes were a testimony of how many appreciated the dear old pioneer writer.
Medford Mail Tribune,
May 30, 1924, page 7



EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    One of the preludes of the Gold Hill mining congress and celebration held this week was the occasion given that old, pioneer family Brown, than which none is better or more widely known throughout the Southern Oregon country, and its present-day members to assemble in general congress and reunion last Sunday at the Ashland park.
    Sons and daughters they were of those long since passed and revered pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, and Royal G., J. Frank, William H. and Merritt J. Brown, with their respective wives, were the boys gathered and Mesdames Emily Holmes, Celia Holmes, Cora O'Brien and Bessie Carlton, accompanied by their husbands, and Mrs. Sarah Guerin and Lottie Van Scoy, were the girls assembled for this family reunion. Ten of them, all adult brothers and sisters, and we venture to say it will be many a day before another gathering of such magnitude and numbers of one family meet in conclave. With the exception of Mr. and Mrs. William Holmes, who reside on their Griffin Creek ranch, and Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. Guerin, who are visitors and guests here now from California, all members of the family now reside at and in the vicinity of Eagle Point. Mrs. Carlton, mother of J. Harry, his little daughter Harriet, and Ned, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will M. Holmes, together with your scribe, were also present for the occasion.
    Shortly after high noon from the different cars boxes and baskets were brought forth, long tables arranged and soon loaded with fried and baked chicken, salads galore with all the et ceteras, and ice cream, strawberries and cake to finish up on. One of the noticeable contributions were several gallons of fine, ripe cherries, which Ned Holmes picked in their fine orchard that morning, and which are maturing earlier this season than for years known. The inner man thus satisfied, with stories, reminiscences, tales of school and other days long ago spent at old Jacksonville, where all these boys and girls grew to sturdy man and womanhood, the summer afternoon passed all too quickly, and with the coming of evening another epochal day in the history of the Brown family was brought to a close, marked with gladness and tinged with sadness, as the participants prepared to wend their various ways homeward.
    Messrs. Geo. Wehman and Clarence Pruett have remodeled the building formerly occupied by the Eagle Point garage and have opened up a new confectionery.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seymour and son Willard have moved to their ranch home.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Singwald and Mrs. Singwald, Sr., of Oakland, Calif., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cingcade.
    I understand they did a great business at both service stations Sunday, so much travel on the highway.
    Mrs. A. R. McDonald, who has been visiting relatives at Eugene and Corvallis, returned home Thursday.
    Mrs. J. A. Hovey returned to her home after several weeks visit at Hood River, Ore.
    W. C. Clements installed a telephone for the Rogue Elk Hotel the last week.
    Theo. Florey and wife are residing in our city and are living in the Wm. von der Hellen residence.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 4, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    EAGLE POINT, June 5.--Mrs. Ernest Dahack left for Bowman, Calif., Wednesday night. She was called there by the death of her father.
    Dr. and Mrs. Kirchgessner of Trail were Eagle Point callers Wednesday afternoon. They were on their way to Medford.
    Mrs. Herbert Davis and little daughter are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nichols. Mrs. Davis is a sister of Mrs. Nichols.
    Mrs. Reed Charley is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Charley for several weeks.
    Mrs. Grant Shaw, who was called here by the death of her father, the late Mr. A. C. Howlett, will return to her home in Portland Friday.
    The Ladies' Civic Improvement Club of Eagle Point will meet at the home of Mrs. Roy Smith this Thursday afternoon.
    Forest fires between Reese Creek and Derby have been causing no little concern of late. Wednesday evening the home of Jas. King was endangered, and volunteers to fight the fire were called from both Butte Falls and Eagle Point.
    Mr. Reaves, the fire warden, has located in Eagle Point for the summer.
    Mrs. M. L. Pruett was an Eagle Point visitor Wednesday.
    Miss Josephine Hurst has been quite sick with throat trouble the past few days.
    Mrs. Hesler of Brownsboro left for Medford Tuesday. She will spend a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Irwin Daley, before leaving for a several months visit in Nebraska.
    Miss Dollie Stowell was a visitor here Wednesday.
    Mrs. Ed Cowden is confined to her home with the measles. Her mother, Mrs. Ella Smith, is here caring for her.
    John Nutter is building a residence for Herbert Carlton of Prospect.
    The farmers of this section are very busy cutting their hay and grain. The dry, hot weather has caused the grain to mature much earlier than usual.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 6, 1924, page 8


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Raymond Hoagland was a visitor at the home of Leland Dysinger Tuesday night.
    Fred Thompson went to Eagle Point Sunday.
    Mrs. E. H. Tucker and daughter, Miss Mildred, were Medford business callers Thursday.
    Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Nuding were visitors at the Maxfield home Sunday.
    Mrs. Wm. Hansen and small son Gerald went to California for a visit and will return home after Memorial Day.
    Wm. Staub and K. Sunderland were visitors at Brownsboro Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and daughter Miss Ellen and Miss Stella Adams were Medford business callers Saturday.
    J. D. Henry, S. L. Hoagland, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nygren were also in Medford.
    Kay Loosley took his sheep through Brownsboro Wednesday.
    Miss Vida Bradshaw went to Medford Saturday.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 6, 1924, page 8


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Robertson, a son. Mother and son are doing quite nicely. Mrs. S. Clearwater was quite sick Wednesday but was some better at the present writing.
    F. J. Ayres and H. Watkins were in Ashland Wednesday on business. W. E. Hammel went to Klamath Falls Wednesday on business.
    The work on the ditch is practically completed; but there is still work on some of the laterals.
    Some of the people on the main laterals are irrigating this week.
    The Ladies' Get-Together Club will meet with Mrs. H. Watkins Thursday, June 12. All are invited to go for a social time. The Sunday school group gathering will be at Derby Sunday, June 8 for an all-day meeting. Everybody is invited to bring their dinner and spend the day. There will be speakers and singing. Sunday school at 10 a.m.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 6, 1924, page 8


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. O'Brien, who have been visiting relatives and friends in the valley for the past few weeks, left for their home in Santa Barbara, California. Miss Gertrude Carlton of Ashland accompanied them.
    The Ladies' Civic Improvement Club enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon at the home of Mrs. Roy Smith last Thursday; there were 22 members present. Mrs. Wm. Perry was assistant hostess.
    Mrs. Gus Nichols and daughter, Miss Merle Smith, spent a few days of last week with Mrs. Antle of Lake Creek.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McPherson attended the opening dance at Prospect Saturday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Haley, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ashpole and son Donald, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith and son Lyle enjoyed an outing at McAllister Springs last Saturday and Sunday.
    Miss Leila Carlton of Medford spent the weekend with Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy.
    Miss Cora Crandall spent Thursday and Friday with friends in Eagle Point.
    Miss Roberta Pearce is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pearce.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lewallen have recently moved to Eagle Point. They have rented rooms with Mrs. Van Scoy.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rader of Eden Valley called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rader Sunday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stanley returned Monday from a several days' trip to Fort Klamath.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown of Eagle Point and Mrs. Sarah Guerin of San Francisco were guests of Mrs. Anna Davis of Medford Sunday.
    The teachers in the Eagle Point school have been employed for the coming year. Mr. J. G. Thompson has been retained as principal; Mrs. Anderson of Ruch will have charge of the intermediate grades and Miss Derrick of Ashland the primary grades.
    Mr. Geo. Holmes is erecting a new modern, fireproof garage. Cement blocks will be used in the construction.
    Mrs. Fay Robinett is visiting relatives at Eagle Point.
    Mrs. J. F. Brown and Mrs. M. J. Brown were Medford shoppers Monday afternoon.
    Miss Margaret Mansfield of Prospect was an Eagle Point visitor Monday.
    Mrs. R. C. Brown departed for several weeks' visit with relatives in Portland, La Grande and Baker Tuesday morning.
    Miss Fern Lewis left Sunday morning for a trip to Portland.    
Medford Mail Tribune, June 11, 1924, page 3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wilfley, who spent the winter months in Los Angeles, have returned to their orchard home for the summer.
    Among the out-of-town visitors in Eagle Point Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. John Allen of Derby and Mr. and Mrs. Art Kent of Wellen.
    Mrs. Wilcox of the Meridian orchard was in town Wednesday.
    Miss Irene Green of Butte Falls, who has been a guest in the home of Mrs. Percy Haley for the past week, returned to her home Tuesday.
    Miss Mary Linn, who has been attending school in Oakland, Calif., returned to her home near Eagle Point the first of the week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry were Medford and Jacksonville visitors Wednesday.
    The many friends of Mrs. Janette Montgomery will be sorry to learn of her very serious illness. Mrs. Montgomery is one of the oldest pioneers, being the widow of the late Jack Montgomery, pioneer stage driver.
    Ernest Dahack has moved his barber shop to the Oasis Service Station on the Crater Lake Highway.
    Claude Miles, the hustling Buick salesman of Medford, was in Eagle Point Thursday morning.
    Miss Lucille Hurst was taken to Medford Thursday morning for an operation for the removal of her tonsils.
    Mrs. Chas. Humphrey of Derby was shopping in Eagle Point Thursday morning.
   S. B. Holmes left Wednesday for his brother's ranch on Griffin Creek, to be gone for a few weeks.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 13, 1924, page B1


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Quite a few are on the sick list, among them being Mr. Daniels, who is working on the Hammel ranch, and little Jessie Beaulieu, daughter of the late Mrs. Diehless Beaulieu. The child is with her aunt, Mrs. W. E. Hammel.
    Mr. Hayden and family, who have recently come from California, friends of Bert Clarno's, are at Mr. Clarno's, sick. Some of the family are convalescing. Mrs. John Shearin is suffering with rheumatism.
    Those who are getting water from the main ditch have water at present, but the Hammel lateral has broken through and the water is running into Reese Creek.
    The Sunday school group gathering of the Sunday schools of this section was held at the Derby schoolhouse Sunday, June 8, with an all-day meeting, Rev. D. D. Randall, Sunday school missionary, having charge in his very capable way.
    There was Sunday school in the morning. The audience was divided into classes and taught by proficient teachers. Rev. John Stille gave a very interesting and profitable talk in the forenoon, also Mr. Robinson of Ashland. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman of Sams Valley sang a duet. Then came the noon hour, in which about two hundred ate dinner. Tables were laid in the school building, there was food in abundance and to spare for all who were there. In the afternoon there were different speakers, recitations, and songs. Rev. Randall and wife sang a duet; Rev. Maxfield of Central Point was the principal speaker for the afternoon. He spoke on the two resurrections, in which there was food for thought. Several proclaimed their desire as wanting to accept the Christ and live with him.
    There will be Sunday school at Reese Creek Sunday.
    The ladies of the neighborhood in their get-together meeting met with Mrs. H. Watkins Thursday in which a very pleasant time was spent in conversation and a short program. There were twelve present for dinner. Some came just for the afternoon. The next meeting of the ladies will be with Mrs. T. Kein, June 26.
    The Children's Day exercises will be at Reese Creek Sunday school Sunday morning, June 29, the last Sunday in the month.
    There has been oil discovered on the H. Watkins ranch. The oil shows plainly almost every morning on the water in the branch. Oil has been seen there for several years, but never attracted much attention until lately.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 16, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    One of the most enjoyable affairs of the season was a community picnic dinner in the Eagle Point park last Thursday evening. There were about forty present to enjoy the feast which the ladies had prepared.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith of Medford were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Gus Nichols, and family Thursday and Friday.
    Among the Eagle Point people who attended the commencement exercises Thursday evening in Medford were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Brown, Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mrs. Sarah Guerin, Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy, Mrs. J. F. Brown, Mrs. John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farlow, Mrs. T. F. Nichols and Miss Beth Farlow. Miss Joyce von der Hellen and Lyle Van Scoy were members of the graduating class.
    Jack Florey left on a business trip to Portland Wednesday. Mrs. Florey has been the guest of her mother, Mrs. Anderson of Medford, during his absence.
    Mrs. Florence Baker and Mrs. Bert Clarno were Eagle Point visitors Friday.
   Mr. and Mrs. M. Evanoff and Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy called on Mrs. Janette Montgomery at Davis Station Friday evening.
    Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen and daughter Miss Joyce have returned to Eagle Point for the summer.
    J. F. Brown has been confined to his home with rheumatism for the past several days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl von der Hellen and sons of Wellen called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown Sunday evening.
    Ira Tungate was in Eagle Point Monday on his way from Medford to Butte Falls.
    Mrs. Ella Smith returned to her home in Butte Falls Monday. She has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Cowden.
    Mrs. Percy Haley, who is employed by the Butte Falls and Eagle Point Telephone Co., began a two months' leave of absence Monday. Miss Fay Perry will take her place in the office.
    Mrs. M. Evanoff and Mrs. Marvin Lewallen were Medford visitors Monday.
    Mrs. Ray Stanley and Miss Frances Greb are among the teachers of this community who are attending summer school in Ashland.
    Mrs. Scott Bayer left Tuesday morning to visit relatives and friends in Portland.
    The Civic Improvement Club meets at the home of Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt Thursday afternoon.
    Mrs. J. H. Carlton, Mrs. Trask and Mrs. Harkins of Ashland called at the home of Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy Monday afternoon.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 18, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The Merritt boys are working on the ditch in Rhodes camp above Ashland. Mrs. Merritt and Grace have gone up to enjoy camp life and to cook for them.
    Mrs. Walter Engberg's nephew and niece from California, also sister and husband from Ashland, visited them last week.
    Sam Courtney's brother, Mrs. Frank Courtney and family, also Mr. Wadler and family, all of California, are visiting at Sam Courtney's. They expect to locate in the vicinity soon. Mrs. Vestal visited with Mrs. Pettegrew Sunday.
   Mr. and Mrs. J. Woods and Mrs. Dora Hess visited at H. Watkins' Sunday.
   Tom Pullen, wife and child of California arrived Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Pullen's parents, J. L. Robertson, Sr.
    Jim Vestal and wife and Fern Jacks arrived at the home of Jim's parents Monday, from California where Jim has been teaching school and Fern has been attending school. Jim and wife with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Vestal, left Thursday for La Center, Washington where Mrs. Jim Vestal will visit her people. Mr. and Mrs. S. Vestal expect to go on to Mosier, Oregon to visit a sister of S. Vestal, while Jim will return to Corvallis to attend summer school.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel left Tuesday morning for Westwood, Calif. Mr. Hammel expects to be gone about a week. Mrs. Hammel will remain to visit her aunt and family and recuperate.
    The annual school meeting was Monday, June 16, with very few present at Reese Creek District 47. It was voted to enlarge the school to make room for two teachers. Robert McCabe was reelected director for the term of three years. W. H. Crandall was reelected as clerk.
    Subject for Sunday school next Sunday, "Reforms Under Ezra and Nehemiah." Golden text: "Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of Hosts."
Medford Mail Tribune, June 20, 1924, page B1


TO HOLD COURT AT EAGLE POINT
    A novel procedure will begin Monday, June 30, when County Judge G. A. Gardner will sit in judgment in the trial of a number of alleged bootleggers at Eagle Point. A number of jurors will be drawn from the circuit court jury list to try these cases, and as it is the first instance, in this county at least, where the county judge has tried cases except at the court house, the outcome will be watched with interest.
    If reports are half true Eagle Point has a number of "bad actors," speaking in terms of the prohibition law, and up to date neither the peace officers nor the courts have been able to cope with the situation. If Judge Gardner can remedy these conditions many people will be agreeably surprised.
Medford Clarion, June 20, 1924, page 1


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hollenbeak of McCloud were business callers in Eagle Point Tuesday morning.
    Mrs. Thomas Vestal was an Eagle Point shopper Wednesday morning.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Jackson of Butte Falls stopped in Eagle Point Wednesday morning on their way to Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Vestal of Irwin, California, have been the guests of Mrs. Vestal's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Vestal. Thursday they left for the northern part of Oregon. Mr. Vestal will take a six-weeks' course at O.A.C. at Corvallis and Mrs. Vestal will spend the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Vestal.
    Mrs. A. C. Howlett, Miss Hattie Howlett and Mrs. George Holmes were Medford visitors Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Dugan of Medford are spending a short time on their Eagle Point ranch. They are harvesting their hay crop.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hawkins of the Ringwood orchard were Eagle Point shoppers Wednesday evening.
    Mrs. Thomas Florey is visiting relatives in Portland.
    Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt was a Medford visitor Wednesday.
    Among those from Eagle Point who witnessed the Harold Lloyd comedy "Girl Shy," which has been showing at the Rialto, were Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McPherson, Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen, Mrs. J. P. Brown, Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mrs. John Rader, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, and Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Brown.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ted Seaman were Medford visitors Wednesday.
    Mrs. C. R. Moore and daughter, Miss Thelma of Lake Creek, who have been visiting relatives in Eugene, passed through Eagle Point on their way home Wednesday.
    Thomas Fuson, representative of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., of  Medford, was an Eagle Point visitor Wednesday.
    Mrs. Fred Reid of Grants Pass is visiting friends in Eagle Point.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 21, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    The Ladies' Civic Improvement Club met at the home of Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt last Thursday afternoon. About twenty ladies were present. The afternoon was spent in discussing plans for the Eagle Point exhibit at the fair in September. Mrs. A. R. McDonald assisted Mrs. Mittelstaedt.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Young, formerly of Eagle Point but now of Yakima, Wash., have been visiting relatives and friends here and at Butte Falls for several weeks. They left for their home Friday morning.
    Mrs. Theo Florey and little daughter, who have been visiting in Portland, returned to their home Friday evening.
    Among those from Eagle Point who attended the auto races at the fairgrounds Thursday and Friday were Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McPherson, Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen, Mrs. Lucius Kincaid, J. H. Carlton, Geo. Holmes, M. J. Brown, Lyle Van Scoy, Buster McClelland, Millard Robinson and Roy Ashpole and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt attended the dance at the fairgrounds Saturday night.
    Ray Ashpole is having his house moved from  the lot adjoining the dance hall to his lot above the Lewis confectionery.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Abbott of Hilt, Calif., called on Mrs. Abbott's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nichols, Saturday evening. They were on their way to Butte Falls to visit Mr. Abbott's mother.
    Quite a disastrous fire occurred Sunday morning when the barn on the W. W. Taylor ranch near Eagle Point burned to the ground. Mr. Ray Harnish, who is living on the place, suffered the loss of his car, some very valuable calves, chickens and several tons of hay. It was with great difficulty that the house was saved from burning.
    Mrs. Arglee Green and two friends of Los Angeles have been camping in the park for several days. Mrs. Green is here to visit her sister, Mrs. Floyd Pearce. In a few days the party will start for Seattle where Mrs. Green will visit another sister, Mrs. Leah Jones.
    Eagle Point visitors in Medford Saturday were Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen, Mrs. Ted Seaman, Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ames, Mrs. J. F. Brown, Mrs. Wm. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Clements, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Brown and Mrs. S. B. Holmes.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Rader, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Carlton and Mrs. Sarah Coy spent Sunday at the Dead Indian Soda Springs.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry spent the weekend up at the road camp.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. F. Nichols and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Danielson of Medford spent Saturday and Sunday at Crater Creek.
    Mrs. Wm. Holmes, Miss Ruth Holmes and Ned Holmes of Medford, Mrs. J. H. Carlton and daughter Harriet and Mrs. Don Provost of Ashland called on Eagle Point relatives Sunday afternoon.
    Several Eagle Point residents enjoyed a picnic dinner along Butte Creek above Brownsboro Sunday. Those who made up the party were Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Esch and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 27, 1924, page 9


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harnish and Mrs. Mary Taylor wish to express their sincere thanks to the many friends who assisted in preventing their home from being destroyed by fire last Sunday morning.
    Mrs. Gene Bellows and Mrs. Thomas McCabe were business callers in Eagle Point Monday.
    Mrs. Charles Humphrey and Miss Anna Dunlap were Eagle Point visitors Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen left for a few days' visit in Portland Monday.
    Mrs. T. F. Nichols and Miss Fay Perry were Medford visitors Tuesday afternoon.
    W. G. Knighton of Talent visited his many friends in Eagle Point Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Mrs. W. Merritt and children are visiting Mrs. Merritt's mother, Mrs. Frank Hill of Derby.
    One of the biggest real estate deals that has been transacted for some time was the one in which the Meadow Brook ranch owned by Geo. Collins became the property of an Oakland, California man. Mr. Collins receives in the deal a large apartment house in Oakland.
    Mrs. Chas. Hanscom was a Medford visitor Wednesday.
    O. Adams of Medford called in Eagle Point Wednesday on his way to Butte Falls.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ashpole and Mrs. John Ashpole called on Eagle Point relatives Wednesday evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 27, 1924, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Sam Courtney, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Courtney and son, Marshall Minter and the Misses Mina and Myrtle Minter were at Frank Caster's Sunday evening.
    W. E. Hammel returned home Sunday evening from taking his wife to Westwood, California.
    Bertha Clarno took dinner with Fern Jacks Sunday.
    Eli Stille, Rev. John and Mrs. Stille took dinner at H. Watkins' Sunday.
    Andrew Lonchar returned Saturday evening from San Francisco where he has been the last three months working at his trade, the tailoring business. Monday morning while sharpening posts for a fence he cut his foot very badly, severing an artery and cutting quite deep into the knuckle joint. He was rushed to the hospital at Medford where he received treatment. He is getting along as well as could be expected, but will have to remain in the hospital for some days.
    Mrs. J. Shearin and Mrs. Olingar are taking care of Mrs. Clearwater at present.
    Mrs. J. T. Robertson is in Eagle Point taking care of her son, J. T. Robertson, Jr., who has been confined to his bed for a few days.
    We noticed in "Ye Letter Box," of the Tribune recently a communication [below] from a Medford resident, in which he is certainly to be commended in the way in which he commented on the treatment of the elderly out-of-town patron by the would-be young gentlemen (?).
    There will be a Children's Day program at Reese Creek Sunday, June 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 27, 1924, page B3


Ye Letter Box
    To the Editor: As I am a resident of Medford and an eyewitness to a little incident that happened on our streets Sunday evening near the Nash Hotel, I want my fellow citizens and business associates to know just how the younger generation abuses the out-of-town patron.
    As I was standing near the place aforementioned an elderly gentleman drove up, alighted, went inside, purchased something, came out, passed behind his own car, got in, and as there was no car behind him at the time he started to back. At that time a Hudson car slid easily in behind him and stopped and the old gentleman's bumper just touched the bumper of the rear car, with a slight jar. The old fellow got out to see if there was any damage done, four husky young fellows got out of the Hudson, admitted nothing was damaged whatever, but started in abusing the old fellow by telling him he had no brains and using abusive, profane words in the presence of ladies in the old gentleman's car. The driver of said car even went so far as to threaten to strike the old fellow, put his hand to his hip as if to pull a gun, while the rest of his friends thought it very funny. The old fellow had to take it; his age prevented him from standing his own.
    The elderly man was not to blame as much as the younger one was, and no damage was done, so it was all uncalled for. I was prepared to call an officer when the old gentleman got in his car and went on.
    Is this respect for old people or out-of-town patrons?
A MEDFORD RESIDENT.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 24, 1924, page 4


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    BROWNSBORO, Ore., June 24.--A surprise party was given in honor of J. D. Henry's birthday last Sunday. Ice cream and cake was served in the afternoon. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Heckner, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maxfield, Miss Thelma Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and Miss Ellen Tucker, Miss Stella Adams, Blanche Dysinger, Leland Dysinger and Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hoagland and George Raymond, Albert and Elmer Hoagland.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker were Medford business callers Saturday and Tuesday.
    J. D. Henry, S. L. Hoagland and Jack Heckner were in Medford last week.
    J. D. Henry went to Medford Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter Miss Janetta were Medford business callers last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. I. Frideger and two baby girls were visitors at J. D. Henry's Sunday.
    J. G. McCallister was a Medford business caller last week.
    Walter Antle of Lake Creek was in Medford last week.
    Mrs. J. F. Maxfield was a business caller in Brownsboro Monday.
    W. N. Staub and L. K. Sunderland were visitors at home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker gave a birthday party in honor of their small son Lowell Edwin Sunday. A few close relatives were present.
    Walter Radcliffe was a visitor at the Leonard home Sunday.
    A number of the young folks of this vicinity are thinning fruit at the Butte Creek orchard.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 27, 1924, page B3


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mrs. Scott Boyer returned from a visit to Portland Thursday.
    Mrs. Wilfred Jacks and daughter Miss Fern were trading and calling on friends in Eagle Point Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lewallen made a business trip to Central Point Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Clements and little son were Medford visitors Saturday.
    Mrs. Carlie Thompson passed through Eagle Point on her way to Medford Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen returned from several days' visit in Portland Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Rader and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ashpole and son Donald spent Sunday at the shale mine above Ashland.
    Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. J. H. Carlton of Ashland.
    Ted Seaman received word early Sunday morning of the death of his mother, Mrs. Effie Seaman of Talent. Mrs. Seaman had been in failing health for some time, and her death was not unexpected by her friends and relatives of Eagle Point.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 2, 1924, page 12


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The ladies had their get-together meeting at Mrs. Rein's last Thursday. There were twelve ladies present besides a number of children. They took their dinner and had a good social time. The next gathering will be at Mrs. Tom McCabe's Thursday, July 10.
    The intense heat of the last few days seems to have taken the enthusiasm away from most of the people, for quite a number have expressed themselves that if it is so warm they would remain at home the Fourth. Some are talking of going up to Union Creek and eat their dinner there.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. Jones of Butte Falls visited at Robert McCabe's Sunday.
    C. E. Bellows and family, Cora French and Reva Davidson visited Mr. and Mrs. W. Jacks Sunday. Also Theodore Shearin was there in the afternoon.
    Sam Courtney was up at the lake a few days last week painting signs.
    The following is a partial list of the Children's Day program which was given Sunday morning at Reese Creek:
    Opening songs.
    "Gather the Children In," by school
     "Savior Like a Shepherd," school.
    Recitation.
    Children's Day, Loomis Davidson.
    "Song of Sunbeam,"s by Sunshine class.
    Scripture reading, 23 Psalm, by school.
    Prayer, Rev. John Stille.
    Song, "Where He Leads I'll Follow."
    Recitation, "Shepherd of Tender," Emily Daniels.
    Exercise, "The Youth of Today--the Heroes of Tomorrow," Johnny Clarno, Tony Daley.
     Concert exercise, "We Thank Our Heavenly Father," by primary class.
    Song, "The Lambs of Jesus."
    Recitation, "The Golden Rule," Mary Jacks.
    Johnny's Penny, Morris Jacks.
    Song, "I Know He Cares for Me," by school.
    Recitation, "Dollie's Excuse," Mildred Bellows.
    "Lord Speak to Me," Bertha Clarno.
    Scripture reading, John 10.
    Recitation, "June," by Evelyn Jacks.
    Duet, "Lead Me, Savior," Eli and John Stille.
    Recitation, "You Will Be Sorry," Grace Merritt.
    "The Joy of Living," Theodore Shearin.
    Offering.
    Sermonette by Rev. John Stille on "Neglecting Not the Gift That Is in Thee." He spoke of each one having some gift or talent which is peculiarly our own, and we are responsible to God for the way we use that gift.
    Closing song, "He Leadeth Me."
    We would like to make special mention of little Evelyn Jacks, who is only three years old and spoke the piece entitled, "June," so well that everyone applauded.
    Sunday school next Sunday as usual.
    Andrew Lonchar, who cut his foot some time ago, is home from the hospital and doing very nicely.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 7, 1924, page 10


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt are spending a ten-day vacation with relatives in Portland. They expected to spend the Fourth at Newport.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McPherson and son Fred left Thursday evening for Roseburg to spend the Fourth.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. Campbell departed early Friday morning for a three-week trip to Seattle and other Washington points.
    Mr. Faber of Central Point and O. Adams of Medford were Eagle Point visitors Friday. They took the stage for Butte Falls.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoyt of Fort Klamath were Eagle Point visitors Thursday. They left Friday morning for Portland where Mrs. Hoyt will receive medical treatment.
    Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Florey and young daughter and Judge Florey spent the weekend camping at Union Creek.
    Mrs. Wm. von der Hellen and son Hugo were Crater Lake and Diamond Lake visitors Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Kincaid spent Sunday at Grants Pass. Mr. Kincaid was fortunate in winning first money in two of the auto races and second money in a third.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McDonald and Mrs. C. A. Pruett spent the Fourth in Ashland.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ted Seaman and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ashpole and son Donald, Mr. and Mrs. John Rader and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stanley enjoyed an outing at McAllister Springs Friday.
    Several residents of Eagle Point enjoyed a picnic dinner on the beautiful lawn of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown Friday. Those present to enjoy the bountiful repast were Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy, Lyle Van Scoy, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Clements and son Junior, Mr. Ticknor of Eagle Point, Mr. and Mrs. Will Holmes and Fred Holmes of Griffin Creek and Mrs. Sarah Guerin of San Francisco.
    Mrs. Wm. Holmes of Griffin Creek spent the weekend with relatives in Eagle Point.
    Mrs. Ida Danforth Franks, son and wife of Bend, Ore., called on Mrs. S. B. Holmes Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Franks were old school friends and had not seen each other for forty-two years.
    Jed Edsall, Mrs. S. A. Howlett, daughter Miss Hattie Howlett and Mrs. Charlotte Van Scoy spent Sunday at Klamath Falls rodeo.
    Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Carlton of Prospect are visiting Mrs. Carlton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nichols spent the weekend camping at Butte Falls.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 10, 1924, page 10


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. John Miller left Tuesday morning for a several weeks' outing at Dead Indian Springs.
    Miss Beatrice Russell is spending a few days in Medford.
    Mrs. Ed Dutton has returned from a few days' visit to the Applegate.
    Mr. and Mrs. Percy Haley have been visiting Mr. Haley's mother of Central Point.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt returned from Portland Tuesday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. M. Evanoff were Medford visitors Tuesday evening.
    James Beamsley of Long Beach, Cal., is visiting relatives of this community for several weeks.
    Mrs. Wm. Brown, Mrs. J. F. Brown and Mrs. Sarah Guerin were Medford visitors Thursday morning.
    Mrs. Ray Smith and Mrs. Thomas Cingcade were calling on friends in Central Point Thursday afternoon.
    Born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Zundel of Lake Creek, a daughter.
    Mrs. Anna Brophy and Mrs. Ed Cowden were Eagle Point visitors Thursday afternoon.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 11, 1924, page 3


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker, Blanche and Leland Dysinger, Mae Staub, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Simons and Mrs. Minton spent the Fourth of July on Rogue River.
    Charles Mendenhall spent Sunday at the Ralph Tucker home.
    Raymond and George Hoagland were visitors at the Leonard home Sunday.
    W. H. Leonard and family spent the 4th at the Jackson Hot Springs.
        Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry, Percy, Frances Henry, A. Nelson, Mrs. E. H. Tucker, Mildred Tucker, Carl Stockford and Roland Thompson spent the 4th at Crater and Diamond lakes.
    Willard Seymour was a business caller at Brownsboro last week.
    S. L. Hoagland and family spent the 4th at Ashland.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker went to Medford last Wednesday.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 11, 1924, page 9


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bellows remained at Union Creek the Fourth for a few days camping and caring for the sheep while the boys are doing the work at home.
    Alex Betz went up the first of the week to work on the road at Union Creek.
    Sam Courtney has just finished a job of interior decorating for Mrs. Merritt Brown of Eagle Point.
    W. E. Hammel celebrated the Fourth at Ashland.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pettegrew and Ethel Ewen were at Butte Falls the fourth and fifth.
    Mrs. Shearin and Theodore were at Butte Falls.
    W. H. Crandall and family, W. Jacks and family, C. E. Bellows and family and others enjoyed the Fourth in a quiet way at Union Creek.
    There were about thirty, mostly relatives and a few neighbors, gathered at J. L. Robertson's where they had a picnic dinner and a general good time.
    Jim Merritt and wife and Mrs. Merritt, Grace and boys came down home Thursday evening from Rhode's camp above Ashland to spent the Fourth at home. They were at Sunday school Sunday and returned to camp Sunday afternoon.
    W. E. Hammel took dinner at H. Watkins' Sunday.
    Myrtle Minter visited Sunday after Sunday school at Mr. Robertson's.
    There will be Sunday school Sunday. Title of lesson is: "The Boyhood of Jesus." Golden text: "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."--Luke 2:52
Medford Mail Tribune, July 11, 1924, page 10


ELK CREEK ITEMS
By RACHEL MUELER

    Miss Whalley arrived a few days ago from her home in Ohio where she has been teaching school, to spend her vacation with her parents on Elk Creek, they having met her in Portland.
    J. H. Trusty, Sr., was thrown by a horse he was riding Saturday, July 5, and one of his legs broken near the hip joint. Dr. Pollnitz was immediately summoned and set the bone; nevertheless he suffered terribly Saturday night, but rested easier Sunday night. They sent a telegram at once to his son Henry, who was at Long Beach, Calif., and who arrived home today, coming from Medford with the Doctor.
    Wm. Winningham, family and a boy friend are visiting at Minnus Pence's and will view Crater Lake on their way back to the lumber camp.
    Jim Miller is improving in health slowly.
    Elk Creek has less water in it for this time of year than it has had for twenty years, and some of the farmers will not get water to irrigate their third cutting of alfalfa unless there is rain.
Medford Clarion, July 11, 1924, page 5


G. BROWN BUILDING A NEW WAREHOUSE IN EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, July 16.--(Special)--The firm of Geo. Brown & Sons are building a new warehouse adjoining the store. The building is of concrete blocks. Mr. Jones of Butte Falls has the contract.
    Miss Lucile Newport of Astoria, Ore., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McPherson and Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Natwick left Friday morning for a several days' trip through British Columbia.
    Miss Merle Smith returned from a visit with her aunt, Mrs. Herbert Davis, near Butte Falls the latter part of the week.
    Mr. Jack Florey returned Friday from Portland, where he went to receive medical treatment.
    Mrs. S. C. Bradwick and little daughter, Virginia, of Seattle are the guests of Mrs. Bradwick's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Evanoff.
    Mrs. R. G. Brown is home again after several weeks' visit in Portland, La Grande, Baker and Boise, Idaho.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Jackson attended the dance at Eagle Point Saturday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Page and Mr. and Mrs. Buel Hildreth passed through Eagle Point Saturday on their way to Butte Falls.
    Miss Isabel Villiers of New York City is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Brown. Miss Villiers has been taking a summer course at the University at Berkeley, California and is now on her return trip to New York.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Garside and daughter of Los Angeles, who are on their way to Portland, were guests of Mrs. Garside's aunt, Mrs. S. A. Howlett, Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nichols departed for a short trip to Klamath County Monday morning.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 16, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The ladies had their get-together meeting with Mrs. Thomas McCabe last Thursday. There were several ladies and children present and they enjoyed a good social time. The next gathering will be with Mrs. Anthony McCabe, Thursday, July 24. All ladies are invited.
    A few of Frank Pettegrew's friends gathered at his home Saturday evening and surprised him, the occasion being his birthday. The evening was spent in playing games. Refreshments were served to the young people by Mrs. Pettegrew and Miss Ethel. Parting for their homes, they expressed themselves as having had a good time, and wished Frank many happy returns of the day.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. Vestal returned home last Friday from visiting Mr. Vestal's sister at Mosier, Oregon. They also visited at La Center, Washington for a few days while they were away.
    Mrs. W. E. Hammel returned home Sunday from Westwood, California, where she had been visiting her aunt for a few weeks.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. E. bellows have returned home from camping at Union Creek.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clarno and Carl Bergman arrived home Monday evening from an auto trip to Eugene, visiting Walter Bergman and also a visit to the coast.
    Rev. D. D. Randall and family were at the Reese Creek Sunday school Sunday morning. He left some impressive truths in the Sunday school about staying with the Word of God, knowing that "Thus sayeth the Lord." He preached, taking for his text the first thirteen verses of the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew, "What will happen when Jesus comes again." Those who are ready will go with him. He illustrated with a magnet and nails, also pieces of straw and wood. When the Lord comes the saints will be drawn to Him, but those who are not his true followers will not be. In the same manner as the magnet attracted the nails but left the straw and wood. It becomes us, as in the thirteenth verse, to be ready. "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh."
    Rev. and Mrs. Randall sang three songs for the audience. One was "There'll Be No Disappointment in Heaven." This world was full of disappointments, but he said he was learning more and more and more to sell it with a capital H, making it "His appointments." The other two were "The Beautiful Home" and "Telephone to Glory."
    Bob Harnish is running the sprinklers on the Crater Lake Highway and Tom Pullen has taken his place on the grader truck.
    Mr. and Mrs. Daniels and Mr. and Mrs. Hedden have gone on a camping trip to the mountains near the Umpqua divide.
    Mr. Wadler and Mr. Frank Courtney have just recently purchased land near the Crater Lake Highway from Mr. Ryan. Mr. Courtney expects to build at once.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 18, 1924, page 12


EAGLE POINT EAGLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Brown, Miss Isabel Villiers, Mrs. Sarah Guerin and Mrs. S. B. Holmes were Crater Lake visitors Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nichols and Marsh Garrett returned Wednesday from Fort Klamath.
    Mr. Peter Simons of Tucson, Ariz., is visiting his sisters, Mrs. W. L. Childreth and Mrs. Geo. Daley. Mr. Simons had not seen his sisters for more than 25 years.
    Dr. W. M. P. Holt of Medford made a professional call in Eagle Point Wednesday evening. He called on Mrs. W. C. Daley.
    The Civic Improvement Club met with Mrs. S. A. Howlett Thursday afternoon. Several guests were present, among whom were Mrs. Frank Seymore and Mrs. Thomas Riley, Sr., of Antelope; Mrs. Bert Bryant and daughter Miss Katrina, Mrs. Abbie Thomas, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. John Ashpole, all of Medford. Mrs. Geo. Holmes was assistant hostess.
    Miss Isabel Villiers, who has been spending the past three months with friends in Eagle Point and other places on the Pacific Coast, departed for her home in New York City Thursday morning.
    Mr. Riley of the Riley-Myers Motor Co. of Medford was a business caller in Eagle Point Thursday evening.
    Mrs. Marvin Lewallen and Mrs. A. C. Bradwick were Medford visitors Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pettegrew of Eagle Point and Mrs. Pettegrew's sister, Mrs. Will Jackson of Medford leave Saturday morning for a several week's visit to relatives in Austin, Nevada.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 21, 1924, page 5

REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Miss Crandall spent the weekend in Eagle Point visiting friends.
    W. H. Crandall was in Medford Saturday.
    Mary Jacks visited Freya and Hilda Rein a few days last week.
    The threshers were at Mr. Robertson's last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Daniels returned a few days ago from their camping trip.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. Jacks, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bellows, Mrs. W. E. Hammond, Miss Smale of New Zealand, Marshall Minter and the Misses Minnie and Myrtle Minter left Wednesday for Huckleberry Mountain, where they expect to be gone a few days.
    Mr. Frank Courtney has about completed his house on the tract of land he recently purchased of Luke Ryan.
    Mr. Courtney and family expect to return Saturday to their old home in California and will probably be gone about a month before moving into their new house just off Crater Lake Highway.
    Rev. John Stille preached Sunday, taking for his text, "Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone, But by Every Word that Proceedeth Out of the Mouth of God."
    The subject for Sunday school Sunday is "The First Disciples of Jesus." Memory verse--"Jesus--saith unto him, follow me."
Medford Mail Tribune, August 1, 1924, page 7


HOT WEATHER HITS IRRIGATION NEAR ELK CREEK
    TRAIL, Ore., July 30.--The horizon of peace and contentment is, at present, being overshadowed with dark and threatening clouds of greediness. This condition is caused by the low humidity, which is being felt everywhere. In this vicinity the water used for irrigation is becoming very low in Elk Creek. Although Rogue River is lower than usual at this time of the season, farmers securing their water from that source are not suffering. It has been necessary for the water commissioner to patrol Elk Creek in order to straighten conditions between the farmers along the creek. Those having water rights prior to his fellow man has the advantage over his neighbor. It seems a case of "first come, first served," according to manmade law. It is perfectly legal to do so; but how about God's law? Never thought of that. Water taken away from certain individuals here will cause a loss in hay crops and other farm crops, that will be felt very much. Some will lose a cutting of hay, others garden and field crops--that is to a certain extent. But you know the big fellows have to have their water. The commissioner says that after those who are privileged to use the water have irrigated their land, then it will be given without privileges--as their turn may come. This certainly is a splendid manner in handling the situation--if it (the water) does not come too late. Watch the leaks in your ditches.
    The business places of Trail and Rogue Elk are being improved.
    Trail has a filling station in the middle of town, beside the Crater Lake Highway. It is owned and operated by E. E. Ash. The front of the post office has received a new coat of paint and a respectable sign, announcing to tourists the whereabouts of the office.
    Middlebushers are staunch believers in advertising, for they are posting signs along the Crater Lake Highway, instructing tourists to the best place to stop over, it being the recently christened Sunset Hotel. Its proprietors are building outhouses and are remodeling the rooms of the hotel for the accommodations of the tourist and locals.
    Rogue Elk resort also has a new filling station. The arch, at the hotel, has been given several coats of paint and [they] are sure to make a favorable impression upon passing tourists.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Malone have gone to Medford, from Mrs. F. A. Whitley's place at Persist, where they have been visiting. They motored to Medford Sunday, the 27th, with Mr. Bailey, a new homesteader.
    Cash Wood and wife have been holding evangelistic meetings at Trail in the Ash hall during the past month. Mr. Wood is well pleased in the manner that Trail is responding to such a cause.   
Medford Mail Tribune, August 1, 1924, page 8


SUNSET HOTEL AT TRAIL IS POPULAR
    Tourists and people of Southern Oregon can get a real taste of old-fashioned hospitality when they visit the Sunset Hotel at Trail, twenty-five miles from Medford on the Crater Lake Highway. Fred Middlebusher, proprietor of the Sunset Hotel, has made every effort to establish a widespread reputation for this hospitality, and one need but question tourists who stop off at Trail to find that Mr. Middlebusher has been altogether successful. Meals and rooms are available at this hotel and travelers have also store, garage and service station facilities. Cold, pure well water can also be obtained at the Sunset Hotel, and one drink of it alone is worth a stop at Trail.
    Trail is one of the old towns of Southern Oregon, and the Sunset Hotel is itself an old landmark in these parts. The service station there, however, is modern in every particular and has made the hotel at Trail one of the most delightful stops on the Crater Lake circuit.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 7, 1924, page 3


Water Article Criticized.
To the editor:
    With reference to a correspondent's article in the Tribune dated 1st August, under heading: "Hot Weather Hits Irrigation Near Elk Creek," I may mention that it is not representative of the view of the majority of the residents on the creek.
    Our irrigation laws are considered just, and our water commissioner the right man in the right place.
    Those big fellows accused of greediness are good citizens, worthy of the respect of the neighborhood.
    Would it be asking too much of you to publish in future the name of your correspondent?
Yours respectfully,
    W. WAGNER.
Trail, Ore., Aug. 6th.
"Communications," Medford Mail Tribune, August 8, 1924, page 4


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mrs. Evans was called to Shoshone, Idaho by the death of her father, who lived at that place.
    Mrs. Laura Newport of Astoria arrived in Eagle Point Wednesday, because of the serious illness of her father, F. J. Ayres.
    W. E. Hammel had quite a crew at work picking his first picking of pears.
    Walter Engberg sold his pears, orchard run, to a firm in Medford.
    Orba Davidson and W. H. Crandall are also having their pears picked this week. Pears are seemingly earlier this year than usual, on account of the drought.
    Frank Courtney and family, also Sam Courtney, left Sunday morning for San Jose, Calif., where they have work and expect to be gone a few weeks.
    L. Conger expects to leave the last of the week for the coast where he will work on the road for Frank Rhodes.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pettegrew and Mrs. Jackson of Medford returned Saturday from a trip to Nevada, where they visited a sister of Mrs. Pettegrew and Mrs. Jackson. They motored through and report the roads in very poor condition through Nevada.
    Married, Saturday, August 2nd in Medford, Mike Heckenberg and Miss Harris. Mr. and Mrs. Heckenberg are spending their honeymoon at Crater Lake.
    The Reese Creek Sunday school will attend in a body the Antioch all-day meeting Sunday, August 10th. The following Sunday there will be Sunday school at Reese Creek as usual.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 8, 1924, page B6


A Wail from Trail for Water
To the Editor of the Clarion:
    A short time ago the watermaster made a trip up Elk Creek in behalf of the owners of the Johnson ditch and appointed one of the users of water from said ditch to look after the Elk Creek water and see that they got their required inches of water. Should he not have appointed a disinterested party? The Johnson ditch right is the second oldest on the creek, they say, and is taken out of the creek far below all the other ditches on the creek, yet the watermaster did not require them to make the dam at the head of their ditch watertight so no water can go to waste, but has allowed them to take the water from all the other ditches excepting the oldest water right owned by Mr. P. E. Sandoz and a water right to all the water of West Branch owned by Mr. D. W. Pence, whose right to said water is not as old as some of the water rights on the main creek. Should not the West Branch water be turned down before the oldest ditches are opened up? Is it right that all our berries and fields should dry up and water going down the creek that no one gets any benefit from? Should not the owners of the Johnson ditch be required to make a cement dam at the head of their ditch to save all the water and also should they not be required to cement their ditch wherever water is going to waste or use pipe to carry water to their fields? Much water is going to waste. Many of us could have been giving the watermaster trouble this dry season, as many who have old rights have been getting but little water while several owning only flood rights have been using water all the time.
A SUBSCRIBER.
    Aug. 4, 1924
Medford Clarion, August 8, 1924, page 1


ELK CREEK ITEMS
By RACHEL MUELER

    The Rev. D. D. Randall of Medford held a two-service meeting at the school house in District No. 47 on Aug. 3, bringing Mrs. Randall with him. Those present at the forenoon session were Mr. and Mrs. Graham and son Gordon, Mr. D. W. Pence, Lincoln and Alberta Pence, Mrs. M. F. Pence, Floyd, Frank, Paul and Geneva Pence [Pearce?], Mrs. Ida Miller, Richard Whitley and Elmer Ivy. All enjoyed a basket dinner. The audience was increased for the afternoon service by the following from below Trail and Reese Creek: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Houston, Miss Crandall, Mr. Wm. Crandall and children, Mrs. Robert, Mrs. Pullen, Mrs. Davidson, the Misses Fern Jacks, Leva and Loomis Davidson, and some whose names the writer did not learn. A Sunday school was organized which we hope will prove so attractive that all the people on Elk Creek will attend. The next meeting will be Aug. 17, preaching both a.m. and p.m. Basket dinner. Sunday school at 10 a.m., Aug. 17; afterward Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m.
Medford Clarion, August 8, 1924, page 8


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Staub and Blanche Dysinger were visitors at the Tucker home Sunday.
    R. E. Tucker, Leland Dysinger, Miss Ellen Tucker and Miss Stella Adams were Medford business callers Saturday afternoon.
    W. H. Leonard and daughter Jeanette made a business trip to Medford Tuesday. Miss Mary Johnson returned with them to spend the week with them.
    George Hoagland spent Thursday evening at the home of Leland Dysinger.
    Miss Stella Adams, Miss Mary Johnson and Miss Jeanette Leonard were visitors at the Maxfield home Thursday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nuhine and son, Pavit, and Mrs. Nuhine's father, Mr. Staub of Applegate, were visitors at the Tucker home Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Nuhine are from Klamath Falls.
    R. E. Tucker and daughter, Miss Ellen, were Medford business callers Thursday morning.
    Miss Dorothy Kasberg is visiting at the home of Thelma Dallas for the past few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hawk and son Zero were visitors at Mrs. Hawk's daughter's, Mrs. Earl Tucker's, Monday afternoon.
    Among those who were in Medford Saturday were Miss Thelma Moore and Mr. Erwin.
    Mr. R. W. Antle and daughter Jean, of Lake Creek, were Medford business callers Thursday.
        Miss Blanche Dysinger of Medford is staying with her sister, Mrs. Clara Beck, for the past week.
    Wm. Butler and Frank Nygren were Medford business callers Saturday.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 9, 1924, page 3


OLD RESIDENT OF EAGLE POINT CROSSES DIVIDE
    Fielden J. Ayres, a resident of Jackson County for the past 46 years, passed away at his home in Eagle Point at 6:40 Tuesday evening, aged 73 years, four months, 20 days. Mr. Ayres was born in Indiana, March 22, 1851. In his early life he moved to Iowa, where he married in 1875 to Charlotte Watkins. The family came to Oregon in 1878 and settled at Butte Falls where they resided for two years, thence to the vicinity of Eagle Point where they made their home until last November, when Mr. Ayres' failing health made it necessary for him to retire and move to their home in the town of Eagle Point.
    Heart trouble was the cause given for his demise. Besides his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Ayres, he leaves four children: Mrs. William Perry and Mrs. Leroy Smith of Eagle Point; Mrs. Freeman Newport Astoria, Ore.; and Amos Ayres of Medford. One daughter, Julia Ayres, passed away in 1908.
    Funeral services, in charge of Conger Funeral Parlors, will be held at the church in Eagle Point at 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. E. P. Lawrence of the Presbyterian church of Medford officiating. Interment in Central Point cemetery.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 13, 1924, page 8


TRAIL ITEMS
    Mr. Garr, an evangelist from Los Angeles (and about every part of the globe), has been holding services jointly with Cash Wood. Those who attended the services of the past week need no expression of the manner in which he is conducting these meetings. Mr. Garr has a fine sense of humor and a splendid personality. His manner of unveiling the word of God is so true to facts and so simple that those of the commonest mind cannot help but comprehend the message his sermons contain. Yes, the music is excellent. Alfred Garr, Jr., renders such splendid vocal selections that please all--an exceptional talent for one so young. This week, one evening is to be devoted to divine healing. You, who have not attended these meetings, do not fail to attend in the future, as there is a message here (Trail) for all. Everyone with common sense cannot fail to derive benefit from them. Rev. Miller, minister of the Baptist church of Ashland,  attended Sunday and Tuesday nights of this week. He is loud in his praise of the advantage we have been given. Come ye weary-hearted and sick of body, consolation awaits you through your faith.
    Rogue Elk is enjoying a very busy season, as tourists are coming from all parts of the United States.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 15, 1924, page 8


WATER SITUATION NEAR ELK CREEK IS STILL SERIOUS
By J. Elmer Grey.
    TRAIL-ELK, Aug. 14.--The water situation on Elk Creek is as serious as ever, with the prediction of resulting in dispute and disagreement. There is not, at present, enough water in Elk Creek to fill a ditch two feet wide and as deep. So why should there be so much unreasonable complaint coming from those near the Rogue Elk Resort, about water not being ample enough for them to irrigate their acreage. Cannot they be satisfied with all the water? Their greediness has caused rather serious damage to persons along the creek--both field and garden. The public (of Elk Creek) cannot and shall not permit such actions of one or two individuals. There seems to be a very distressing absence of Christian fellowship. This above statement is the true facts as seen by this correspondent, and I am sure express the just opinion of the public for this vicinity. Why not be more generous in this time of need? Has everyone tried?
    Water Commissioner Cummings was along Elk Creek Sunday the 10th, trying to create more water for some neighbors.
    The Elk Creek Union Sunday school was reorganized Sunday the 3rd, by D. D. Randall, field worker for the American Sunday School Union. The attendance was small but enough were there to organize. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Mr. Randall gave a very interesting talk. At noon we all enjoyed a basket dinner. We then enjoyed another talk and sang a few hymns. Then the process of organization began. Mr. Randall appointed Mr. Graham as temporary secretary. The appointments were as follows: Mrs. R. I. Miller, superintendent; David Pence, assistant superintendent; Harold Pence, secretary; Mrs. M. F. Pence, treasurer. Instructors: Mrs. R. I. Miller, Bible class; Mrs. Graham, intermediate girls' class; Elmer Ivey, intermediate boys' class.
    It is the duty of every citizen of Elk Creek and vicinity to attend this new movement, for the good of the community, as we are sadly in need of proper religious training for our younger generation.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sturgis motored to Medford Monday of last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Whalley and daughter enjoyed a pleasant trip to Crater Lake and points of interest near there. They returned Saturday the ninth.
    Dave Pence and son Lincoln were visitors in Medford and Jacksonville Wednesday the 6th.
    Claude Moore has returned to his ranch near Trail for the coming fall and winter. He has been at Persist attending his place there.
    The Miller boys are busy gathering cattle from the range.
    Elmer Ivey and Harold Pence are through helping Dave Pence with his second crop of hay.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. Willits attended the funeral of their distant relative, Mrs. Harriet French.
    Jim Miller has returned from his employment of nursing Mr. Trusty.
    Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Sandoz were visitors in Medford last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed Houston and family made a camping trip to the lakes the weekend.
    Dick Vincent and crew have begun work graveling the road grade built by Mr. Van Houten of Gold Hill.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 15, 1924, page 5


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The W. E. Hammels have started up their home cannery and are now canning pears.
    Mr. and Mrs. Daniels and son, also Mrs. W. E. Hammel, Mrs. Sam Courtney, the Misses Mina and Myrtle Minter took a business trip last week to the Applegate for blackberries. They found them plentiful.
    The rain Monday and Monday night was surely a blessing to the parched earth. It will greatly benefit the late vegetation.
    Marshall Minter is greatly improving.
    H. Watkins and wife attended church at Grants Pass Sunday.
    Bertha Clarno is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. B. Clarno, this week.
    A large number of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robertson's relatives and friends, neighbors, etc., of where they had previously lived, gathered after Sunday school and had a picnic dinner Sunday.
    Mrs. Fred Nickel of Portland, a cousin of W. E. Hammel, visited at Mrs. Hammel's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Neal Purdy and Miss Vina Wood of Westwood, California, cousin of Mrs. Hammel, are on their return trip from a visit in Washington and are visiting Mrs. Hammel and sisters at present.
    B. F. Miller, wife and children of Eugene visited at H. Watkins' the first of the week.
    Sunday school next Sunday. The title of the lesson, "Jesus Talks to Nicodemus." Memory verse: "God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Medford Mail Tribune, August 22, 1924, page B1


SKUNK ROUTS PUP IN RAID ON REESE CREEK HENHOUSE
    REESE CREEK, Aug. 28.--Mr. and Mrs. Watkins had quite an exciting time the other night. A skunk got into the chicken house, among the chickens. Mr. Watkins hit it with a stick and stunned it. The pup got after it, but soon decided to leave, whereupon Mr. Watkins caught it by the tail and killed it with an 18-inch stick. Mr. Skunk will not hunt for any more chickens.
    Miss Rena Daniels visited home folks Sunday. W. E. Hammel finished picking his Anjous and Comice. The crop was not nearly as large as it was last year.
    Sunday school next Sunday at Reese Creek as usual. Title: "Jesus Talks with a Samaritan Woman." Memory verse: "God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
    Mrs. Ayres of Eagle Point and son and daughters wish to thank the people, one and all, who so kindly assisted in any way during the last sickness and death of their beloved husband and father; also for the beautiful floral offerings.
    Miss Clare Ewen, who has been visiting her mother and family, returned to her home in Los Angeles, California.
    Mr. Parrott and family, lately of Redmond, Oregon, are at present living in Alex Vestal's house.
    Mr. Weber and family of Ashland, a niece of Mrs. Engberg's, visited at Walter Engberg's a few days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Engberg called at H. Watkins' Monday evening.
    A. P. Barrow, a brother of Mrs. Watkins, visited with them for a few days.
    C. E. Bellows and wife visited in Ashland Sunday.
    Fred Bellows and boys have moved into the Bill Lewis house.
    W. E. Hammel and wife, also Mrs. S. Courtney, visited at the Trusty home on Elk Creek Sunday.
    Elmer Robertson took a load of melons to Prospect Saturday.
    Tom Pullen and wife visited a sister of Mrs. Pullen's in Medford Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 29, 1924, page 7


SCHOOL MEETING AT REESE CREEK IS SOCIAL AFFAIR
    REESE CREEK, Sept. 5.--School will commence Monday, Sept. 8th with two teachers, Mrs. Roy Stanley, primary teacher and Miss Frances Greb, the higher grades. The school building has been remodeled and enlarged, making two nice rooms with the door in the east instead of the south. The directors have ordered a coal oil gas burner, which will make a saving on the janitor work.
    Reese Creek expects to have a graded school this winter equal to any in the country; several of our young people expect to attend high school in different places.
    There was a school meeting at the schoolhouse Wednesday afternoon for the purpose of voting on transportation for the pupils in the annex district. It was carried.
    The Saturday evening previous there was a community meeting at the schoolhouse for the purpose of talking over what the election would be for. The county superintendent, Mrs. Carter, and one of the teachers were present. There were probably more than a hundred in attendance. After the meeting everyone enjoyed themselves at a wienie roast and a good social time outside in the grove.
    There was considerable thunder and lightning both Monday and Tuesday night, with a light but welcome shower Tuesday night. The lightning struck a tree close to the Crater Lake Highway north of H. Watkins'.
    Jim Vestal and wife were visiting home folks for a few days before returning to his schoolwork in California. Tom Pullen and wife and Mrs. J. L. Robertson took a trip to the coast. Lewis Robertson and wife were at Diamond Lake for a few days this week. W. E. Hammel is in Klamath Falls for a few days on business. Mrs. Elizabeth Pluff of Minnesota, an aunt of C. E. and Fred Bellows, arrived Sunday and is visiting at the Bellows home.
    The children of Mrs. Baker, who lives on the Butte Falls road, are sick. The oldest one was taken with convulsions; he was taken out to the hospital. They ran into a ditch going to town but no one was hurt, though they received a shaking up, but got the sick child safely to the hospital. The others were not well when she returned.
    Mrs. L. Conger had her shoulder broken and quite badly hurt while going to the coast with her husband who has work out there on the road for Frank Rhodes. While driving along over some very rough mountain roads the team became frightened, breaking the tongue out of the wagon and upsetting the wagon on Mrs. Conger. Mr. Conger lifted the wagon while the children pulled her out. Afterwards two men and a horse could not move the wagon without unloading it. Mrs. Conger is in quite serious condition.
    Next Sunday morning text will be: "Jesus Heals a Nobleman's Son." Memory verse: "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life," John 1-4:6.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 5, 1924, page B1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Mrs. Baken, who lives near Derby, was taking her eleven-year-old son, who had been taken suddenly ill, to the hospital Sunday morning when she lost control of her car and ran into the fence near Mrs. S. E. Hart's place. The car was damaged and Mrs. Hill, who accompanied her, was slightly hurt. Getting another car, they continued on their way to the hospital and when Mrs. Baker left for home in the afternoon her son was resting easy but still in serious condition. It will be remembered Mrs. Baker's husband was killed two years ago in a truck accident, leaving her with four small children.
    Mrs. S. E. Hart of Eagle Point was calling on friends in Butte Falls Saturday.
    Elmer Robertson took a load of melons to Butte Falls Sunday morning.
    Ruby Hall of Trail has returned from the coast.
    Isaac Smith and family of Dorris, Calif., are visiting relatives and friends at Eagle Point and vicinity.
    Mrs. Walter Wood and Miss Stella Conover were on Applegate, gathering blackberries.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 5, 1924, page B1


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Leland Dysinger and Stella Adams were business callers in Medford Monday.
    Miss Ellen Tucker returned to her home Monday from a two weeks' visit in Medford with friends and relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and Stella Adams were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Butler Sunday evening.
    Rudolph Pech of Lake Creek was a business caller in Medford Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard were visiting friends in Medford Sunday.
    Mrs. Gus Nichols was a Medford business caller Monday.
    J. F. Maxfield was a business caller in Medford Monday.
    We are sorry to hear that Mrs. Maxfield has been ill for the past few days.
    George Hoagland was a visitor at the home of Leland Dysinger Saturday night and Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 8, 1924, page 5


TWO PIONEERS MEET FOR 1ST TIME, 56 YRS.
'Covered Wagon' Is Magnet Which Draws Perry Foster, 83, and Jim Griffin, 78, Together for First Time Since 1868--Great Reunion Is Held
    "The Covered Wagon" was the medium for uniting two old pioneers of Jackson County, who had not seen each other for 56 years, in the Mail Tribune office yesterday afternoon.
    Perry Foster, 83 years old, of Trail, Oregon, came into the office to secure a ticket to the great pictorial classic of early days and was followed by another old pioneer on the same mission who applied to another office clerk.
    When the first pioneer gave his name, "Perry Foster," the second turned around with a sudden exclamation, and remarked, "Perry Foster, eh, do you remember Jim Griffin?"
    "Do I remember Jim Griffin! Well I'll be -------" and the two old pals of over half a century ago clasped hands, and were soon engaged in a rite of back slapping and story swapping, which made them oblivious of everything but their reminiscences of sixty years ago, and plunged the entire office force back to the time when Medford was nothing but a bunch of chaparral and there were Indian tepees in the shadow of Table Rock.
    The last meeting was 56 years ago when Perry Foster was married and Jim Griffin couldn't attend the ceremony because of his younger brother being suddenly taken seriously ill.
    Jim Griffin, now 78 years old, is visiting his sister, Mrs. J. L. Wilson, on Griffin Creek, his present home being in Boise, Idaho. He crossed the plains from St. Joe, Missouri in a covered wagon in 1848, and arrived at the foot of the Cascades on the south side of the Columbia River in September. The party traveled in 15 wagons with 100 head of cattle and only one horse team, oxen being used for wagon power. They first settled at what is now Brownsville and then went to Albany, Oregon. Later, Jim Griffin's father, B. B. Griffin, settled on what is now Griffin Creek, giving his name to that flourishing community.
    Perry Foster left Missouri when he was 20 years old, coming across the plains in 1862. Perry drove an ox team all the way across, the party being made up of 360 wagons, with oxen and mules. They first stopped between Jacksonville and Central Point on what was known as the Chambers ranch and then rented a place called the Taylor ranch on the east side of Bear Creek not far from where the Medford auto camp now is. That was the year of high water, so the Foster party had no trouble with the Indians.
    These two old pioneers, though advanced in years, are as hale and hearty as it is possible to imagine. They left the office arm in arm, laughing and talking and wasted no time in securing good seats together at the "Covered Wagon."
Medford Mail Tribune, September 12, 1924, page 1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Look out for Eagle Point! She's running strong. The speed cop is after her but he can't catch her. When she honks her horn to pass, you'd better give her the road or she'll scrape off your mud guard as she goes by.
    Two years ago nobody thought any good things could come out of Eagle Point. But she came in to the fair last fall and carried off the $100 prize and the loving cup and the blue ribbon for the best community exhibit and this year the judges had to give it to her again because they couldn't help themselves and Eagle Point flew under the wire when her nearest competitor was way down at the bend in the track.
    Two years ago everybody thought Eagle Point couldn't raise anything but hell and moonshine and scandal but she has raised a fully accredited high school, her churches and Sunday schools are as well patronized as the churches of Medford and Ashland.
    Look out for Eagle Point! She is running strong. Her ditches are full of water, her orchards are full of fruit, her barns are full of hay and her women are full of pep.
    Mr. and Mrs. Luke Kincaid have returned home from the northern part of the state where Mr. Kincaid has been taking part in auto races.
    F. J. McPherson is a business caller in Ashland today.
    It is to be hoped everyone will take a day and visit the fair. It's worth it. Take pride in your own community.
    Among the first-day visitors at the fair were Mr. and Mrs. Charley and their visitors of Long Beach, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McDonald, Mr. Frank Brown, Mrs. F. J. McPherson, Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Childreth, Mrs. Geo. Daley, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hook, Mr. Spencer, Mrs. Pruett, Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown.
    Mrs. Lyle Carleton, Alvin and Stella Conover, Mrs. Marsh Garrett were business callers in our town yesterday.
    George Hansen of Brownsboro was transacting business here today.
    The ladies of the local Civic Club are busy collecting and placing the articles for the community exhibit.
    Mrs. Clarence Pruett's condition became so serious that she was taken to the hospital in Medford Monday. She is reported better today.
    School will open Monday, September 15, with four teachers: J. G. Thompson, principal, and Miss Rachel A. Woods, assistant, in high school; Mrs. Anderson, upper grades, and Miss Derrick, primary.
    Several improvements have been made to the schoolhouse and some additional equipment has been purchased for the high school.
    Mr. H. E. Campbell is erecting a new garage.
    Mr. Jones and family, formerly of Willamette Valley, are now occupying Wm. von der Hellen's house.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Petty and family were visitors in Medford Sunday.
    Mrs. Roy Stanley, teacher at Reese Creek, will live in the apartments over the bank, and she will conduct a class in piano.
    Mr. and Mrs. Patterson of Medford have returned from their vacation and Mrs. Patterson will occupy the pulpit of the local church both mornings and evening, Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Thompson have moved to Lake Creek.
    Mrs. Grace Dahack is in the hospital and had to have an operation.
    An unknown tourist ran into a colt owned by Mr. Dahack and crippled it so badly that it was necessary to kill it. It seems to be the opinion that the car was going entirely too fast to avoid with any degree of certainty such accidents while passing through towns.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 12, 1924, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    School commenced Monday morning; the teachers and pupils are all eager for the work.
    Miss Greb is boarding with Mrs. W. B. Dennis and bringing the children from that locality to school in her Ford. Mrs. Stanley lives in Eagle Point and drives from there each day.
    Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Reiss, Mr. and Mrs. Watkins and Miss Crandall volunteered their work with the contractors, working hard and faithfully, cleaning up the building and making it presentable for school Monday morning.
    Jim Vestal and wife left Monday morning after a few days' visit with home folks, for their home in Erwin, California, where his school begins Monday, September 15th.
    Merle and Fern Jacks will attend high school at Eagle Point this winter. Myrtle Minter is going to Ashland. Emily Daniels and Jewel Hannaford are attending school in Medford. Esther Hannaford is staying with Mrs. Ayres and going to school in Eagle Point.
    Andrew Lonchar left some days ago for San Francisco, where he is working at his trade, the tailoring business, for the fall season.
    Rev. D. D. Randall and wife made some calls in this vicinity and took dinner at the Watkins home last Friday.
    W. B. Dennis' brother and wife of Wheeler, Oregon, are visiting them. They all took a trip to Crater Lake Sunday.
    C. E. Bellows was up in the hills to the sheep camp a few days last week.
    A brother-in-law of Mr. Engberg's is here looking for a location; he wants to trade his ranch in eastern Oregon for property here.
    Mrs. Clarno has been sick for several days.
    A. P. Barrow and, Mrs. Dora Hess, and brother and sister of Mrs. Watkins, called at the Watkins' home Sunday afternoon.
    Several people from this locality attended the fair Thursday.
    Sunday school next Sunday as usual. Topic, "Jesus Driven from Nazareth." Let us be careful, lest He is driven from our hearts. Memory verse; "He hath anointed me to preach the gospel."
Medford Mail Tribune, September 12, 1924, page B3


SPORTSMEN OF STATE DO HONOR TO J. W. BERRIAN
    Funeral rites for James Wendell Berrian, for many years identified with fish and game development in the state of Oregon, and a widely known citizen, who died at his home in this city Saturday, September 13, 1924. from heart trouble of long standing, will be held at the Elks chapel, Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock under the auspices of the local lodge of Elks, of which he was a member.
    Rev. D. J. Howe will officiate the last rites. The body will be transported to the Conger Funeral Parlors, to await the completion of the new mausoleum at Ashland, when final disposition will be made.
    The death of Mr. Berrian, who was superintendent of the state hatchery at Butte Falls, caused regret through the state and county. He had been ill for ten days before his passing.
    The following telegram was received by the Jackson County Fish and Game commission from A. E. Burghdorf, state game warden, this morning:
    "James W. Berrian spent his life in public service, and while the end comes not unexpectedly, it is nevertheless a shock to his many friends and coworkers who knew and loved him. The plaudits he now receives are long overdue. To we who worked with him the memory of his life and virtues will ever be a summons for nobler thoughts and greater achievements. He has gone to his family and friends mourn, but the record of his life's labors remain with us, and are a monument of his achievements well worthy of imitation.
    "To his family we extend our sympathy. To him and in honor of his memory let us strive to carry on the work as he would like, thus making the world a happier and better place in which to live.
    "The sportsmen of Oregon join in this, our final salute, and may our love for him reflect in our efforts to carry on the work he loved."
    James Wendell Berrian was born in La Salle, La Salle county, Illinois, January 21, 1871, and was 53 years of age. When a child of three, he came west with his parents, traveling by way of the Central Pacific railroad to San Francisco, and thence by water to Portland, Oregon. His boyhood days were spent on the Columbia River above The Dalles, where he grew to manhood. At one time he operated a ferry across the Columbia River and had a wide acquaintance in the northern part of the state.
    In 1894 he entered the government hatchery service and was identified with fish cultural work the major portion of his life. In recent years he was connected with the state fish and game commission and was recognized as an expert and authority in this line.
    In 1894 Mr. Berrian was married to Hattie L. Hammond, who survives him. He leaves two sons, Herbert James Berrian and William Berrian, two sisters, Mrs. Lucius Clark of Hood River, Oregon and Mrs. Edwin ???? of The Dalles, Oregon, and two brothers, Howard Berrian of Long Beach, Calif., and George Berrian of Ontario, Oregon.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 15, 1924, page 3


EAGLE PT. THANKS THOSE WHO AIDED IN FAIR EXHIBIT
    Now that the Jackson County fair has become history, there remains to the communities a lasting impression of worthwhile harvests. From one end of the county to the other, farmers and fruit growers have been able to compare their own crops with those of their neighbors. If the comparison has been in their favor they have been gratified and encouraged, if not, there is quite often a determination to excel the following year. Scarcely a community represented but can boast of blue ribbons or red coming into their localities, may it be for pears raised, for peaches, apples, farm produce or blooded stock. The diversity of produce raised well illustrates the possibilities for agriculture and horticulture within the valley, and must be impressive to those who have visited the fair during the last week. For worth, and for the cost, no other medium of advertisement can be compared with the annual county fair.
    The success of each fair is due to the untiring efforts of a large body of people from all sections of the county working in harmonious cooperation and this of itself becomes a valuable asset to the county. The people of Jackson County should feel grateful to all those who have worked to make this year's fair the success that it has been, and our congratulations are extended to the fair management.
    The Eagle Point community, winners of the handsome silver cup for community exhibits, is very much indebted to the ladies of the Civic Club, who by their energy and faithful effort have won their community the congratulations of the whole county. They in turn wish to express their appreciation of the cooperation they have received from all the people of the district who gave of their best produce in order that the community might win this honor. It is not possible to thank each one personally.
    But it is the desire of the committee that all who so kindly assisted may take this as a personal expression of our thanks.
(Signed)
    EAGLE PT. FAIR COMMITTEE.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 20, 1924, page 2


GET 4 AND FIVE CROPS OF ALFALFA IN EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Sept. 24.--Mr. Day is building a house upon the property he recently purchased here. The Day family formerly resided in Klamath Falls.
    Mrs. Hazel Stone and son of California are visiting with Mrs. Stone's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown.
    An automobile accident happened at the garage corner when Mr. Evanroff driving an Overland sedan collided with a Ford. No one was hurt, but both cars were damaged considerably.
    Mr. Henshaw and son John have returned from Klamath County where they have been working in the hay during the summer.
    The Sunday school social, which had to be held in the church owing to the inclement weather, was greatly enjoyed by young and old alike. Games were played and ice cream and cake served.
    Our meat man, Mr. Hanna, is ill with an attack of grippe.
    Lem Charley and Merritt Brown have cut their fourth crop of alfalfa for this year, but rain has kept them from putting it away.
    George Daley now has his fifth crop of alfalfa down. The crops in this vicinity have been good.
    The Women's Civic Club meets today at the home of Mrs. Tom Cingcade to congratulate each other upon winning the cup at the fair.
    Bob Harnish and family have moved into the A. H. Thompson house.
    Mr. and Mrs. Clements and son Junior enjoyed the circus in Medford.
    Mrs. Brophy and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cowden were business callers in Medford yesterday.
    Alice Whaley is visiting with friends in Butte Falls.
    Mesdames Merritt and Frank Brown journeyed to Medford the first of the week.
    Mrs. Lottie Van Scoy accompanied the Clements family to Rogue River Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 26, 1924, page B1


ELK CREEK
    Mrs. Whaley visited Mrs. A. Whitley last week.
    Our Sunday school here seems to be progressing very well. An attendance of 26 was reported for last Sunday. Let us keep this good work going. Services next Sunday at ten-thirty at the Elk Creek schoolhouse.
    Mr. Davis, accompanied by Elmer Luy, motored to Trail Saturday afternoon. Mr. Davis returned the same afternoon, but Mr. Luy remained over Sunday.
    Mrs. R. Miller visited her daughter, Mrs. W. Wagner. The Wagner family have moved from their house on the west side of the creek to their house on the east side, near the road.
    George Hall has been near Persist making shakes. Ray Whitley has been aiding Mr. Hall.
    George Trusty and his mother motored to Medford Tuesday, returning the following day.
    Harvey Morgan has purchased a team of horses.
    Mr. and Mrs. Minnus Pence were all-day visitors of Mrs. R. Miller on Monday.
    Dave Pence is reported to be recovering rapidly.
    Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ditsworth motored to Medford Monday, accompanied by Ed Ash.
    Mr. and Mrs. Graham and son, Zella Ditsworth and Lincoln Pence drove to Trail Sunday afternoon.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 26, 1924, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Last Thursday the ladies met with Miss Crandall for a social time, gathering about 12 p.m., and dinner was served at 1 o'clock. Those present from Eagle Point were the Mesdames Holmes, Guerin, F. Brown, M. Brown, Ayres, Perry, Smith. The Reese Creek ladies present were Mesdames Robertson, Davidson, Pullen, Vestal, Rein, Courtney, Hammel, Brittsan, Watkins and the Misses Mina Minter and Loomis Davidson. Miss Crandall is a good hostess and everyone had a pleasant time.
    W. E. Hammel and wife are spending a few days with relatives and friends in Portland. They expect to visit the state fair before returning home. John Shearin, wife and son were at Applegate Sunday hunting and fishing.
    Mrs. Rein was at Mr. Vestal's Wednesday.
    The new desk and chairs for the new room in the school came last week and were greatly appreciated. School is progressing nicely.
    Loomis Davidson, who had to stay out of school the first two weeks from the effects of having her tonsils and adenoids removed, is getting along very nicely and is able to be in school again.
    Mrs. Daniels has not been well for some time and Rena is at home with her mother. Mrs. B. Clarno has also been poorly for some time.
    The rain Wednesday broke the long summer drought and everything now has the appearance of fall; the trees are putting on their autumn dress, the leaves are beginning to show their many brilliant hues, making the forest beautiful to nature lovers and also reminding us that there is an end to all; this world is not our abiding place but for a short time compared to eternity.
    The Reese Creek Sunday school had an offering the other Sunday for the American Sunday School Union. There were only a few present that day; the offering was between $30 and $40.
    Sunday school met Sunday as usual, the review of the lessons for the last three months. Memory verse: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 26, 1924, page B6


FOUNTAINHEAD MOONSHINE FOUND
    Recent Arrests by Sandefer Involve Many Persons.
    It seems the district attorney's office has at last got the clue which bids fair to break up the gang of moonshiners and bootleggers that have made Eagle Point notorious. From tips picked up by District Attorney N. W. Boren and his deputy, W. R. Gaylord, and supplied to Prohibition Enforcement Officer L. B. Sandefer, that vigilant official arrested Eli Dahack and his son, Everett Dahack, and charged them with the sale of liquor. The prisoners were taken before Justice Glen O. Taylor Tuesday, where upon preliminary examination they were bound over to the circuit court in a bond of $1,000 each.
    This appears simple enough, but it apparently starts an endless chain which links many persons into "ways that are dark and tricks that are vain" and meanders through the foothills and mountains beyond Eagle Point.
Fountainhead Discovered
    A rumor here, a drunken man there, a cargo of moonshine, a bunch of canceled checks and much other evidence all leads up and around the same crooked road ending in and around the Dahack neighborhood.
    It has been difficult to link up the evidence, but the district attorney now thinks he has uncovered the fountainhead of the stream of mountain dew that has put so much jazz in the Eagle Point dances and painted the cheeks and noses of scores of people not only in Eagle Point but in Medford and other places as well.
    The case upon which the Dahacks were bound over involves E. O. Bradley, Horace Pech and Earl Akers, a sixteen-year-old boy, all of Medford, and all of whom appear to have been drinking freely at the Dahack fountain. These persons were witnesses in the preliminary hearing, and two of them have answered indictments for the possession of intoxicating liquor. Pech pleaded guilty and Akers, the lad, is now scheduled to answer in the juvenile court. In this case alone, there is apparently enough evidence to establish the guilt of the Dahacks and confiscate from two to four automobiles, but other indictments will follow in fast succession.
Henry McAdams Involved
    Another Medford man, Henry McAdams, brought a carload of booze from Dahacks to the McAndrews ford road near here, and being apprehended has made a clean breast of the transaction and will be a witness to prosecute the Dahacks.
    C. C. Clark is also involved in another transaction said to deal with Dahack booze. Others whose names are withheld for the present will appear later either as accomplices or partners with the Dahacks.
    It may be of interest to learn that Walter Wood, also of the Eagle Point district, who was convicted last July and fined $400, refused to pay his fine and will be committed to jail in Multnomah County, where prisoners are used on public works.
Medford Clarion, September 26, 1924, page 1


FORD CAR ENTERS INTO EAGLE PT. DIVORCE ACTION
    Attorneys for Eula Hickson in her suit for a divorce from Cliff Hickson, both of the Eagle Point district, filed an objection to a motion to vacate an order for suit money, wherein they maintain that "a man who has enough money to buy and support a Ford car most certainly has enough money to support his wife and child." Mrs. Hickson seeks $100 attorney's fees and $30 per month for the support of herself and a minor child.
    Hickson filed an affidavit, signed by William Perry of Eagle Point, but the plaintiff asserts that Perry is not in a position to know whether Hickson is supporting his family or not, and that while the defendant may have turned back the Ford car he purchased, he still maintains and operates an automobile. Mrs. Hickson also files a statement from her father that Hickson has contributed nothing towards the support of his family, now at his home.
    The wife also alleges that Hickson "has not worked steady for the past three years and then only in the summer time."
    She also denies the charges of Hickson that she took household utensils when she left, but admits taking the family cow, "which I sold for $60, because the cow belonged to me and I needed the money."
    Reames and Reames are the attorneys for the plaintiff.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 2, 1924, page 12


TRAIL ITEMS
    A very enjoyable party was given in this community last Saturday evening, September 27th, by Fred and Eula Middlebusher. Friends from far and near attended. Reports are that all received a splendid evening of frivolity and merriment, refreshments being most numerous on the program. All who attended appreciate the endeavors of both the host and hostess in their attempt of making the occasion as successful as it was.
    Ed Ash has been a visitor at the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles. He accompanied C. A. Belcher of Medford.
    Sunday the 25th, a group of young people of Ashland, accompanied by their parents, visited Trail and aided in holding a young people's meeting. Plans are under way for organizing a permanent class to meet at Trail every Sunday at seven o'clock. Howard Geer is continuing meetings here every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Preaching services on Sunday afternoon has been eliminated on account of those coming greater distances being unable to make three trips per day as has been necessary with the old schedule. The Sunday school and preaching service will take place Sunday morning, being combined. It is hoped that through this arrangement, all may be enabled to attend without missing one service.
    Many from Elk Creek have been visitors in Medford and Eagle Point the past week; the following persons have made the trip: Mr. and Mrs. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ditsworth, Lee, Ezra, Ray and Crystal Whitley, Messrs. P. E. Sandoz, Davis, Art Moore, Raymond Schermerhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Whaley, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sturgis.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 3, 1924, page B1


172-ACRE TRACT EAGLE PT. SOLD TO CALIFORNIA MAN
    EAGLE POINT, Oct. 2.--E. G. Roberts of California purchased this week a 172-acre farm of Reed Tedrick and will take possession immediately. Part of this place is watered by the Little Butte Irrigation ditch. The new owner expects to get water from the Eagle Point Ditch Co. for some more of his land which lies considerably higher than that which has water on it.
    Mr. Tedrick is looking for a new location so is undecided just where he will locate.
    Mrs. Clarence Pruett is now able to be out and has taken up her work in the telephone office.
    Luke Kincaid and wife journeyed to Klamath Falls early Sunday morning in their Dodge racer. Mr. Kincaid took part in the auto races.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown were business callers in Medford.
    Frank Bybee was a caller in our vicinity, incidentally looking over our community.
    Glen Hurst, A. Mallock and Mr. Hurst have gone to the mountains for a week's hunt.
    Mrs. Van Scoy took a day off and journeyed to Medford.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 3, 1924, page B3


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Miss Hussong, our teacher, spent the weekend at her home in Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker, Stella Adams and Leland Dysinger were Medford business callers Thursday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    Among those who were at Brownsboro Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Heckner and Henry Myer.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter Janetta were Medford business callers Saturday.
    Miss Gladys Cowden was a guest at the home of Miss Janetta Leonard Thursday night.
    Mrs. E. H. Tucker and daughter Miss Mildred were Medford business callers Friday.
    Percy Henry and Beatrice Harvey have gone a few days ago to Hood River to work in the fruit.
    Mr. and Mrs. Allen from Phoenix were visitors at Mrs. J. D. Henry's Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Coonts of Medford were visitors over the weekend at the J. D. Henry home.
    Mrs. S. J. Hessler is having her house built over.
    A crew of men are moving in George Hansen's house in town, and I understand they are going to work on the pipe line.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker and Stella Adams were visitors at the J. D. Henry home Sunday.
    Leland Dysinger was a visitor at the Hoagland home Sunday.
    Mrs. Frances Stockford, Mrs. Margaret Thompson and Emil Nelson were visitors at Mrs. J. D. Henry's Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 3, 1924, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Orba Davidson finished picking his apples last week. W. E. Hammel has finished picking his last crop of pears. They were nice pears.
    Robert McCabe and family returned home last week from Independence where they had been picking hops. Tony and Donna are now attending school. C. E. Bellows went up to his sheep camp the first of the week. The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Orba Davidson has been quite sick. They had a doctor out to see it.
    Tom Pullen and Paul Robertson were also under the weather. Mrs. S. Vestal has been sick for several days with something like neuralgia and a bad cold on her lungs. Mrs. W. E. Hammel has a bad cold and sore throat. There are several cases of colds in the vicinity.
    They began work at the new rock crusher last week. Paul Robertson and Charlie Pettegrew are among the workers.
    T. Carlin, wife and children of Medford took dinner with H. Watkins and wife Sunday.
    Mrs. Fred Pettegrew and Miss Ethel Ewen called at Frank Caster's Sunday.
    Mr. Nodler, who is living at present near Trail, is building on their tract of land they purchased of Luke Ryan near the Crater Lake Highway. They expect to be able to move soon. They will have one child to send to school. There will probably be three or four more houses built near the highway this winter.
    There will be Sunday school next Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Memory verse: "Freely ye have received, freely give."
Medford Mail Tribune, October 4, 1924, page 3


    Out in the Eagle Point district, where old friends greet each other with a well-placed kick in the hip pocket, to express their joy at meeting again.
Arthur Perry, "Ye Smudge Pot," Medford Mail Tribune, October 7, 1924, page 4


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Among those who were in Medford Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter Miss Janetta, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker and Stella Adams, Mrs. Tom Abbott, Miss Thelma Moore, Miss Vida Bradshaw, Mrs. Mary Bradshaw and Mrs. M. H. Simons.
    Robert Cowden was a guest at the home of Leland Dysinger Thursday night.
    Our teacher, Miss Hussong, spent the weekend at her home in Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. George House and two children were Eagle Point visitors Saturday afternoon.
    Albert Hoagland returned to his home Wednesday from the Dow hospital, where he has been for the past three months.
    J. D. Henry made a business trip to Medford Tuesday, returning Wednesday.
    The people in this vicinity all have their fourth cutting of alfalfa up.
    Walter Radcliffe was a visitor at the Leonard home Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 10, 1924, page B4


CONCERT AND DINNER AT THE ROGUE ELK
    A concert by the Medford Civic Trio, consisting of Carlton Janes, violinist; Edward C. Root, cello and S. M. Scott, piano, under the title of an "Evening of Harmony and Happiness," with a dinner served from 6 to 9 o'clock, will be featured at the Rogue Elk Resort hotel next Tuesday evening. The program follows:
Trio Number Five……..Haydn
    Poco Allegretto
    Andantino ed innocentemente
    Presto assai
Londonderry Air………Kreisler
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny………Bland
To the Sea……MacDowell
Deep River…..Coleridge-Taylor
Habanera……..Zamecnik
Polish Dance…..Zamecnik
Medford Mail Tribune, October 10, 1924, page B4


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Mr. McMaster was a visitor here a few days ago and stated that he expected to operate the Harry Carlton place which he owns and that he is going to build new fence, seed considerable land and improve the farm generally.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thorndyke of Montana have been looking for a house to rent. Mr. Thorndyke has accepted a position with Mr. Campbell in the bank.
    Brown & Poole are having a modern bungalow built upon their farm which they recently purchased from the bank. John Smith is building the house for them.
    Mrs. Guerin has returned to her home in Portland. Mrs. Guerin spent the summer here visiting with her brothers and sisters and other relatives.
    Mrs. Van Scoy accompanied her sister, Mrs. Guerin, to Portland where she expects to spend a couple of weeks. She has no doubt been missed from the switchboard.
    John Walsh of Lake Creek called upon our merchants yesterday.
    The Ladies' Civic Improvement Club will meet in the library this afternoon.
    Mr. Brownlee and Mr. Sheffie of C.O.P. Co., from the Medford office, spoke to the students of the school Tuesday morning and explained the electrical essay contest to them. The students were greatly interested and quite a number registered for the contest.
    The high school boys are putting up goals on the athletic field and hope to give a better account of themselves in the game of combination ball with Rogue River Friday afternoon.
    The teachers of the school in cooperation with the directors hope to secure a piano for the school. It is to be hoped they will be successful because it is often needed. The enrollment of the high school is increasing all the time. It now has 24 students.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rheinsburg and family of Ohio have located upon the Cooley farm and their children entered school Monday morning.
    Mr. and Mrs. Beck and family are recent arrivals among us and are located upon the Meadowbrook farm.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 10, 1924, page B4


TRAIL ITEMS
    The young people of Trail and vicinity gathered at the Ash hall at Trail, Sunday, October 5th, and held a meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to definitely organize a Young People's meeting. Officers were installed and a date set for future plans of the organization. The officers were installed by a majority of votes, as follows:
    Elmer Ivey, president; Irma Ash, vice president; Harold Pence, secretary; Mary Weeks, treasurer and trustee; Brother Geer, advisor.
    This class will meet every Sunday at seven o'clock p.m.  We especially invite the young people and let it be known that no one is excluded. It is a Christian organization, so therefore, every person who attends will be welcomed and expected to take part. We never grow old in spirit. As an uplift to Trail, we intend to keep the fires that have been kindled, burning. Our class title, creed, colors, motto, etc., will be established later, after a meeting of the officers.
    Fred Inlow has repaired his corn popper, so that it will at least creep. Fred intends to take a trip to Arizona of a missionary nature.
    Mr. Ash returned last week from a trip to Los Angeles, where he attended services at the Angelus Temple. He reports a wonderful time, and that he enjoyed the visit immensely. One can see that the only enjoyment to one's soul is not dances, movie shows and such lustful pleasures. This (Christian pleasure) is everlasting. Try it and do it. Mr. Belcher, who accompanied Mr. Ash, reports wonderful and miraculous healings of the power of God. Surely this cannot be of the devil's work as some are wont to claim.
    Mr. Dave Pence suffered a relapse during last week. He had an attack of heart trouble due to his weakened condition. He is reported as improving steadily at present.
    Bill Mansfield and William Ivey were Trail visitors last Sunday.
    Art Moore of Persist has been hauling shakes to Trail.
    P. E. Sandoz of Elk Creek has been marketing his potatoes.
    Three wealth men (from someplace) were inquiring on Elk Creek about some timber interests that they own around the Olsen place near Persist. Probably Trail may become a large city someday.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 10, 1924, page B5


PUPILS OF REESE CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT RENDER PROGRAM
    REESE CREEK, October 9.--(Special)--Last Friday afternoon the school gave a short program; several of the patrons were present. The program is as follows:
    Song, "Good Morning to You," primary room; recitation, "Sand Pipes," Jerry Bellows; "Play House," Sybil Harral, Loomis Davidson, Velva Evans and Mildred Bellows; "Children's Hour," Velva Evans and Glen Bellows; solo, "Little Black Me," by Mrs. Earl Brittsan; dialogue by Loomis Davidson and Donna Daley; "Playing Grandma," by Rena Davidson and Bertha Clarno; "Little Drops of Water," by primary pupils; solo, "The Lost Chord," Mrs. Earl Brittsan; "Little Deeds of Kindness," Alda Johnson; song, "America," by all.
    After the pupils were dismissed the patrons organized a Parent-Teachers circle. Mrs. Root of Medford was present and gave a talk on Parent-Teachers work, the need of the organization, etc. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. T. Rein; vice president, Mrs. W. Jacks; secretary, Mrs. C. E. Bellows; treasurer, Miss Greb. The first meeting will be held at the schoolhouse Friday evening, October 17 at 7:30 p.m., at which the daddies are invited. All parents and patrons take notice and come.
    The teachers, Miss Greb and Mrs. Stanley, had planned a nice little surprise for those in attendance Friday afternoon. They served cake and cocoa, which was greatly enjoyed by those present. The school is growing in attendance, there being 31 on the roll at the present writing.
    Miss Greb took the older girls on a hike Saturday. They rode about three miles above Trail, and then walked to the top of Buck Rock peak.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rein and children visited a friend above Trail Sunday.
    W. H. Crandall finished picking apples Wednesday afternoon.
    Elmer Robertson is preparing to build on his land, which he purchased of Luke Ryan.
    The title for Sunday school, "The Sermon on the Mount." Memory verse, "Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done."
    Eli Stille, Mr. and Mrs. John Stille and Grace Merritt sang a quartet last Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 10, 1924, page B6


SKELETON FOUND NEAR TRAIL CREEK BY DEER HUNTERS
    A grim tragedy of some sort, by which an unknown man lost his life in the forest on the west branch of Trail Creek about 8 or 9 miles from Trail, was revealed Monday forenoon when Attorney Harry Skyrman of Medford and Harry Storms of Central Point uncovered in that locality the skeleton of a man which had lain there, it is thought, from 15 to 25 years judging from the amount of leaf and moss mold which covered it.
    The find will be reported to Coroner Perl, who is absent from the city at Lake Creek today, as soon as he returns, and efforts will probably be made to establish, if possible, the identity of the man though there is little to go on except the location, an old rifle, a rusted pocket knife and a pair of almost decomposed hip rubber boots.
    Messrs. Skyrman and Storms were spending Saturday and Sunday on a deer hunt in the locality mentioned above and early on Sunday evening Skyrman shot and wounded a deer and was looking around trying to trace it by blood when he saw a rubber boot sticking out from the two or three inches of mold. Hasty investigation disclosed the fact the boot was being worn by a skeleton, but on account of the darkness the two hunters returned to camp with the intention of returning Monday morning and completing the investigation.
    Next morning they carefully removed the several inches of leaf mold, disclosing the skeleton of a large man whose feet and legs bones were still encased in hip rubber boots. There was no vestige of clothing around except a rag and a rubber portion of what had once been suspenders.
    By the skeleton lay a small piece of lead pencil, five old style 40-60 caliber cartridges, a key ring with what looked to be one brass trunk key and a padlock key, a pocket knife with it little blade open, and a piece of a leather mitten.
    Continuing their search for a weapon, the discoverers finally found on the rocks on a little hill 10 feet away from where the skeleton lay, an old style 40-60 pump rifle with its stock well preserved. This gun in general was better preserved than the other effects because it lay on the rocks and was not covered with leaf mold.
    As to what tragedy occurred and how can be only speculation now, and all kinds of theories are conjectured. Why the gun should have been left ten feet distant; why the little blade of the pocket knife was open; and why only one part of a leather mitten should be in evidence, and why no hat, coat, shirt, etc. should be found, or any trace of their remnants furnish food for speculation.
    The fact that hip rubber boots were worn indicates that the death occurred in the winter time.
    Appearances indicate, according to one theory advanced, that the man was wounded where he dropped the gun and hastily got down to lower level ground and lay down, maybe for protection, in the space between a large rock at his head and a yew tree near his feet.
    Messrs. Skyrman and Storms are not acquainted in that territory, but after making their discovery talked with some residents of the Trail section, and from them learned that about 15 or more years ago a man named King had a cabin in that section, who one day disappeared and was never heard from again.
    The nearest habitation to the place where the body was found is 5 or six miles distant, although an old man has a homestead at the top of the mountain three miles distant.
    The deduction that the skeleton is that of a large man is made from the fact that a thigh bone found measures 19 inches in length and the other bones are correspondingly large.
    However, the oldtimers in the Trail district described the missing man, King, as of small size and the skeleton is probably that of some other man.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 14, 1924, page 3


CARLOAD OF LAND PLASTER RECEIVED AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Oct. 12.--Geo. Brown & Sons received a carload of land plaster this week which has been distributed among the farmers for their alfalfa.
    William Lewis is tearing down the old house on the Heckathorn place and expects to build a new bungalow instead.
    Mr. McDonald has returned from the hospital and feels some better but is able to do but very little work.
    Mrs. Linn, John and Mary Linn left for Oakland, California Tuesday morning. Mrs. Linn and Mary expect to spend the winter there. John will return home later.
    Mr. and Mrs. William Brown are now enjoying a vacation. They will visit with Mrs. Brown's sister in Bend, Oregon for a short time.
    Another much-needed addition to the school is to be built immediately and that is a play shed. Who said Eagle Point in not interested in her boys and girls?
    The teacher and pupils of the school were given a very pleasant surprise Wednesday at 4 p.m. when a truck backed up to the schoolhouse and unloaded a new piano. This was made possible by the generosity of the people of the community who contributed quite a sum toward the payment of the piano. The school will give several entertainments to raise their part of the money. The first one will be given Hallowe'en, Oct. 31st.
    Mr. A. H. Thompson of Lake Creek was calling up friends here the first part of the week.
    While here a few days ago, Frank Bybee bought ten head of cows from Brown. The price was an improvement over former years.
    The Henshaw family have again moved into town and are located in the house where the Hanscom family lived last winter.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tedrick and family moved to Medford yesterday.
    The rain and frost have given everything those glorious colors that only comes to nature in the fall of the year.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 17, 1924, page B2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
   C. E. Brouse of Little Applegate visited with his brother-in-law, John Shearin, Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Brouse expect to move into the house near Reese Creek known as the Bill Gibson place, now owned by Mr. O'Conner of Medford.
    Orba Davidson and Mr. Carleys have rented a place on the Crater Lake highway about three miles this side of Medford. They are moving this week.
    Mr. Carleys has just recently come from California, but Mr. Davidson has lived in our midst for two years, and will be greatly missed, even though not far away.
    Monday night the teachers, Miss Greb and Mrs. Stanley, with their pupils, also a few others, gathered at the home of Mrs. Robertson, where the Davidson family have lived since coming into our midst. All report a very enjoyable time. The younger people played games outside, the others enjoyed themselves in conversation and music. The teachers served cake and cocoa.
    The Eagle Point-Butte Falls Irrigation Ditch meeting was held Tuesday all day near the Reese Creek school in the home of Mr. Isbel for the purpose of electing a director. M. H. Simons was elected to succeed W. H. Hammel, who has resigned. W. H. Hammel purchased about 50 head of goats from Mr. Kurtz of Antelope and a very valuable dog which herds them.
    The rain which began Tuesday night is a blessing to the parched earth. It will cause the fall pasture to spring forth and grow, and bring up the late seed that has been put in the ground.
    "The Parole of the Sower" is the title for Sunday school. Memory verse, "The Sower soweth the word," Mark 4:14. So many preach almost anything else these days except the Word.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 17, 1924, page B2


TRAIL ITEMS
    A poster announced the fact that the upper Trail school is to give a Hallowe'en party on that night--when all eerie people and superstition is greeted and witchcraft is practiced and everyone naturally believes in spooks, and, and, etc. We all know what the date is but it will be given here for those who may be thoughtless: October 31st.
    This is the first announcement up to the present time of such an annual occurrence. A box social will follow a lively evening of worldly fun and enjoyment of games, etc. Said poster posted at Trail, wherein the above facts were gleaned. Every person is invited.
    The young people's meeting was held at the only place of worship in Trail and had a very good meeting of benefit to all who attended. The subject of the Scriptural readings was "Certainty of Salvation," to which a large number responded. After this meeting Brother Phillips was scheduled to deliver the message for the evening, but owing to circumstances he could not talk on his chosen subject, so substituted with a very instructive talk on the Young People's subject. No definite plans yet for organizing has yet been decided, as we are waiting on the organization of the church. We will be a branch of the main church here.
    Fred Sturgis, George Trusty and P. E. Sandoz drove a small herd of cattle to market Monday.
    William Ivey, accompanied by Fred Middlebusher, visited his folks on Elk Creek Sunday 12th.
    Hunters seem to be numerous in this vicinity. There's a reason.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 17, 1924, page B2


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Stella Adams and Leland Dysinger were Medford business callers Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter, Miss Janetta, made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    Miss Hussong spent the weekend at her home in Medford.
    Miss Ellen Tucker was a guest at the home of Gladys Cowden Thursday night.
    Mrs. Ed Cowden made a business trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard made a business trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Mrs. W. N. Staub, Blanche Dysinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kirkpatrick, Fred McDonald, Frances Brown and Virginia Anderson were visitors at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.
    J. D. Henry and George Hansen went to Montague Sunday to get cattle and returned Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hoagland and son Elmer were Brownsboro business callers Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Stella Adams and Leland Dysinger were Medford business callers Thursday.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 17, 1924, page B3


    Out in the Eagle Point district, where they bell newlyweds, instead of hauling them down the Main Stem.
Arthur Perry, "Ye Smudge Pot," Medford Mail Tribune, October 18, 1924, page 4


TRAIL SKELETON IDENTIFIED BY TWO BROTHERS
    Positive identification Sunday of a rifle found beside the human skeleton discovered a week ago by deer hunters in the Trail district, solved a 19 year old mystery and proves the body to be that of William R. King, last heard of by friends and relatives in January, according to a statement by Coroner John A. Perl. Herman and Charles King of North Bend, Oregon, brothers of the dead man, made the identification and yesterday visited the scene of the tragedy with the coroner.
    The rifle, a 60-90 Colt's was positively identified by the brothers as one sent to William King, from their father in Michigan, particularly by the presence of a specially made peep sight on the barrel. The brothers knew the gun and the peep sight.
    King was a homesteader in the Trail district, well known in this city, and his sudden disappearance created a furor at the time.
    It is the theory of the coroner that King left his cabin on a hunt and met with an accident, dying of exposure. The body was found in a crevice in the rocks, covered with leaves and forest debris and all means of personal identification had long since faded. J. W. Storm of Central Point and Harry Skyrman of Medford, who made the discovery, were attracted by a boot protruding from the ground and further investigation revealed the skeleton.
    At the time of King's disappearance a search was made in the woods, but it resulted in no traces.
    King was a native of Ottawa County, Michigan, and with two other brothers took up homesteads in the Trail district. The gun that was the means of solving the mystery, was sent to King by his father from Michigan.
    Funeral services were held this morning from the Perl Parlors, with interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 20, 1924, page 1


ASKS INJUNCTION AGAINST USE OF SPRING AT TRAIL
    Charles R. Fry, a homesteader in the Trail Creek district, Wednesday filed an action in the circuit court asking for a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction against B. L. Mercer, a neighbor homesteader, in a dispute over water from three springs.
    Fry in his motion states that on June 1, 1919, he settled on his claim, before it was thrown open to entry, the land being part of the O. & C. grant, and afterwards built a cabin and developed the spring, and "two damp spots" until a flow of water was obtained, which he used for irrigation and domestic purposes.
    The complaint then sets forth that B. L. Mercer, an ex-service man, filed on an adjoining section July 1, 1923, and on October 6 , last, disconnected the pipe at the springs and threatened to destroy the pipe line or allow the plaintiff to use the water.
    Fry asks that he be given $250 damages and an order restraining Mercer from his alleged interference with repair work, and be forever enjoined from further interference.    
Medford Mail Tribune, October 23, 1924, page 8


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. Al Coe and family were visitors at the Joe Maxfield home Saturday and Sunday.
    J. D. Henry and Ralph Tucker went to Montague to get cattle Monday and returned Tuesday.
    Miss Hussong spent the weekend at her home in Medford during the weekend.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter, Miss Janetta, were Medford business callers Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker and Stella Adams were visitors at the J. D. Henry home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Butler were visitors at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday evening.
    Walter Radcliffe was a visitor at the Ralph Tucker and W. H. Leonard homes Sunday.
    Jasper Maxfield made a business trip to Medford Tuesday.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 24, 1924, page 2


FALL PLOWING AT EAGLE POINT IN FULL BLAST
    EAGLE POINT, Oct. 24.--Mr. Lewis and Mr. Roberts have applied to the new irrigation company for water for their farms. Mr. Roberts recently purchased his place from Mr. Tedrick.
    The farmers are using to good advantage this good weather. Much plowing and seeding is being done.
    Mr. Loy and family have moved into their new home. The building is not complete but enough of it is done to accommodate the family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Stone and son will leave tomorrow for their home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Mrs. Stone and son have been visiting with Mrs. Stone's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Royal. Mr. Stone drove up from Santa Barbara a few days ago in record time. The drive was made in thirty hours.
    C. A. Hawkins of Ringwood orchard was transacting business here a few days ago.
    Harry Tonn came down from Lake Creek yesterday and entered high school today.
    The ladies' Civic club will meet at the home of Mrs. Campbell this afternoon. Mrs. Clements and Mrs. Campbell are the hostesses for the afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Ward and family have been temporarily confined to their home on account of sickness.
    The school will give a program and box social Friday evening, Oct. 31. The proceeds will be used to help pay for the new piano. Everybody come.
    Mrs. Helen von der Hellen accompanied her children to Eagle Point Wednesday and spent the day visiting in the high school.
    A meeting will be held in the church to consider forming a church organization. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson will come out from Medford for the meeting.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 24, 1924, page 2


PARENT--TEACHERS AT REESE CREEK GIVEN A PROGRAM
    REESE CREEK, Oct. 26.--The Parent-Teachers and patrons of Reese Creek held their first meeting at the school house last Friday evening. The school gave a very interesting program, which was appreciated by all present.
    Song, "America," all standing:
    "Little Miss Muffet, by Edison Crandall and Mary Jacks.
    "Modern Mothers," by Freya and Hilda Rein.
    "Where Can We Go to Play," Loomis Davidson.
    A Mock Trial, "People vs. Fire," by the grade pupils.
    The meeting was then called to order by the president, and Mrs. Glen Fabrick of Medford, one of the state officers of the Parent-Teachers Association, gave a very interesting talk, after which those who wished to join were invited to sign their names and pay their dues, which is only 35¢ for the year. There were 30 signed their names; ten of these were daddy parents. Reese Creek does not do things by halves, so we hope to have a good working Parent-Teachers circle. Refreshments were served after the meeting was adjourned.
    There was a very interesting session of the Sunday school last Sunday. The subject for Sunday school next Sunday, "The Stilling of the Storm." Memory verse, "What matter of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him." Bill Lewis, the sheep man, has brought his sheep down from the mountains. They are at present on his ranch on Reese Creek.
    Elmer Robertson was under the weather a few days last week.
    Several are complaining of bad colds, etc.
    Mrs. Merritt and her sister Mrs. Van Slyke's birthdays are on the same day. They all came home Sunday and celebrated the day together.
    W. Jacks is among those working with the surveying crew above Prospect on the south fork of Rogue River, surveying a ditch for the power company.
    W. H. Hammel has about completed his goat barn. Mr. Davidson and Mr. Carley are doing the work.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Kent and daughter Miss Thelma of Medford visited at H. Watkins' Tuesday. Mr. Kent expects to move to California in a few days.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 24, 1924, page B3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Mrs. Wilfred Jack came down from Reese Creek Wednesday and spent the day with Mrs. Ayres.
    Mrs. Van Scoy has returned from Portland and is again answering calls in the telephone office.
    Mr. W. C. Clements will open a lumber yard here soon and will carry a general stock of building material to supply the ordinary demand of the community.
    Roy Ashpole is giving his house a fresh coat of paint.
    Mrs. Allen, the upper grade teacher, made a business call in Medford Wednesday evening.
    S. J. Greenwood is up from Los Angeles, looking after the Corbin orchard, which he owns.
    As a result of the meeting in the church Thursday evening the community is to have an organized church. Services are held every Sunday morning.
    F. J. McPherson and Tom Nichols, Jr., motored to Klamath to enjoy a couple of days shooting ducks and geese. Mrs. Weidman is taking care of the store in Mr. McPherson's absence.
    The Adamson family moved down from Trail and the children entered school Monday morning. The grades can accommodate very few more scholars.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 31, 1924, page B   


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Will Shearin and family, just recently from the Applegate, have been stopping at Mr. Crandall's for a few days.
    The box supper at the schoolhouse last Friday night was well attended. There was a short program, games and Hallowe'en stunts, after which the boxes were sold. They realized about $58, which will be used for the school.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel and Miss Smale motored to the Oregon Caves last week. They arrived at the proper hours, but to their great disappointment the guide refused to take them through.
    Mr. Sam Courtney and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Courtney arrived last Saturday from San Jose, California, where they had been most of the summer. The men now have work in Medford, painting.
    Miss Crandall, who fell on the sidewalk in Eagle Point one day last week, is still unable to use her arms. She was hurt quite badly.
    Mr. Nadler's family have moved into their house on the Crater Lake Highway. Their household goods arrived in Medford this week. Mr. Daniels hauled them out in his truck.
    Hattie Hannaford and Fern Jacks spent Wednesday night of last week at Lewis Robertson's.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 31, 1924, page B3


    Out in the Eagle Point district where they line up the guests against the hen house at sunrise, unless he devours three fried roosters, and all the "helpings at a sitting."
Arthur Perry, "Ye Smudge Pot," Medford Mail Tribune, November 3, 1924, page 4


TRAIL ITEMS
    George Trusty was a Medford visitor Tuesday.
    Trail religious doings are progressing very nicely. Everyone welcome to our services. Sunday school 10:00 a.m., preaching 11:30. Evening services: Young people's meeting, 6:30 p.m. Preaching and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
    It has rained continually without intermission since Tuesday night, up to present date; with the result that Trail Creek and Elk Creek are swollen beyond their banks, an unusual happening so early in the season and with such a short period of rain.
    Mr. Dave Pence is reported to be slowly improving from his recent heart attack.
    P. E. Sandoz drove a herd of cattle to market Wednesday.
    Fred Sturgis of Elk Creek motored to town Thursday of this week.
    Fred Middlebusher motored to Medford Monday, accompanied by Mr. Wise.
    George Weeks and sons are building a house on their auto camp site between Trail and Rogue Elk resort.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 3, 1924, page B1


ELK CREEK
    The Sunday school is progressing very well, considering that this is a rural organization. One would think that our recent rains would be a hindrance to the attendance, but those who go for a real purpose--not because it looks well in the eyes of their fellow men--are sure to be there rain or shine. The congregation voted for a supply of wood, as we were using the school district's wood, from which came mild protest, so to keep down resentment the above course was taken. We who are active members believe that this Sunday school will be an uplift to the community, as it is firmly established and we are going to keep it. All persons are welcome. Good attendance last Sunday.
    During the extremely heavy rains the previous week, Elk Creek rose to an alarming state. It rose with such rapidity that if the rain continued, without a doubt, some would be minus their fences and surface soil. It is larger than usual at this time of the season. It is characteristic for Elk Creek to rise to its present volume after a few months' rain, but not in such short time. We needed the rain to aid fall pasture for the stock.
    All the stockmen of this vicinity are busy gathering the cattle from the surrounding hills. Most all report very good luck in finding their stock.
    The road on Elk Creek, recently completed, is holding up fine, with the exception of a few places. Whitley's bluff is a very inconvenient place, as the surface material resembles boulders, rather than gravel. This creates difficulty for two vehicles to pass one another.
    Mr. Dave Pence is improving, and last reports were to the effect that he would be removed from the Sacred Heart Hospital, to one of his relatives' in Medford.    
    Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ditsworth, Hazel and Lincoln Pence attended the entertainment at Prospect, also the Peterson sisters.
    Mr. Lee Whitley, accompanied by William Ivey, left for Paisley, Oregon in William's car. Their object of making the trip is to bring with them on their return Mrs. Florence L. Windom, nee Ivey, who will reside at the Lee Whitley place throughout the coming winter and spring, to care for her invalid mother, Mrs. Sarah Whitley.
    Traffic has been very busy on Elk Creek and Crater Lake Highway leading to Trail (that is for Tuesday, fourth) on account of election day. Pedestrians were very watchful while traversing or crossing. We would not care for every week to have an election day. Too many casualties would result.
    Mr. Ezra Whitley and Mrs. Ray Whitley drove to town this week with a couple of loads of yew wood poles for the Medford market. While in Medford they combined business with pleasure.
    P. E. Sandoz is repairing the spring near the school house to be used by the school for drinking purposes.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 7, 1924, page B3


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker, Stella Adams and Leland Dysinger were Medford business callers Saturday.
    Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter, Miss Janetta, were Medford business callers Saturday.
    Miss Ellen Tucker was a guest at the home of Mrs. J. D. Henry Monday evening.
    A small Hallowe'en party was held at the Brownsboro schoolhouse Thursday evening, and although the weather made it quite difficult for people to come, quite a few were present and all reported a good time.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter, Miss Janetta, made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    Miss Hussong spent the weekend at her home in Medford.
    Miss Gladys Cowden was a visitor at the Ralph Tucker home Thursday evening.
        Raymond and George Hoagland were visitors at the home of Leland Dysinger Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 7, 1924, page B4


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    The program and basket sale given by the school was well attended, and the sale of baskets netted $112.15 to the piano.
    Mr. Clements was busy for a couple days unloading the first shipment of lumber for his lumber yard.
    The ladies of the Civic Club are meeting with Mrs. Royal Brown this afternoon. At the last meeting of the local Parent-Teachers' Association the time of meeting was changed from the fourth Friday to first Friday each month.
     As a result of the ducks and geese Messrs. McPherson and Nichols bagged recently in Klamath, Roy Ashpole, Geo. Holmes, Buster McClelland, Lyle Van Scoy, Judd Edsall and Tommy Nichols have gone over there to try their luck and perhaps everybody in town will again enjoy a meal of wild fowl.
    We are glad to report that Mr. and Mrs. Hawk are recovering from an attack of grippe.
    Jack Florey is painting and cleaning the vacant storeroom formerly occupied by Holmes garage and expects to open a confectionery and soft drink parlor.
    The Mrs. Montgomery house and lot has been purchased by J. R. Smith.
    The school board has purchased the lot which joins the school grounds on the south side and the play shed will be built upon it. Part of the lumber for the shed has been delivered upon the ground.
    Messrs. Ward, Linn, McDonald and Perry were transacting business in the county seat Wednesday.
    George Lewis returned from Elk Creek where he and Lewis Martin are trapping.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lites and family have moved from Wilfley orchard to Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. Charley are very much pleased with the arrival of their new grandson, born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bradshaw.
    J. L. Linn is expecting his daughter, Mary, home from California in a few days.
    Out-of-town business callers the first of the week were: C. A. Hawkins, Ed Dutton, Lewis Dennis, Frank Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Natwick, Walter Embrey, Mrs. C. Blaess, Mrs. C. A. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vestal.
    Among those who were seen on our streets from Antelope way were Mr. and Mrs. Harry von der Hellen, C. B. Allen, F. W. Seymour and Lyle Carlton.
    The town marshal is quite busy these days seeing that the cattle that are coming down from the hills are kept on moving through town. This stray stock does much damage to our sidewalks, but it is an unavoidable condition, and the policy of driving on through town is a wise one. It is to be hoped some of them find a haystack soon enough.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 8, 1924, page 3


ELK CREEK
    TRAIL, Ore., Nov. 14.--We had a fine program at our Sunday school last Sunday. Eleven members of the Young People's Society of the Medford Baptist church motored from Medford to the Elk Creek schoolhouse, a distance of over 40 miles, to aid us in our Sunday school work. We all enjoyed their presence and good fellowship. Mr. Bailey and Mrs. Walters of Medford sang a duet. Attendance of locals was very good. Mr. Todd is scheduled to give a talk this coming Sunday, November 16.
    Mrs. Graham has been ill with pleurisy the past week, being unable to attend services last Sunday.
    We had snow a few days ago, but not enough to bother, as it melted as rapidly as it fell. Persist has a layer of three inches. Weather conditions look favorable for a change.
    Ed Houston's cow tried to play the role of "dog" last Sunday, but being out of practice minus the right amount of knowledge, came to sorrow, as she tried to chase a porcupine and met with unequal results--that being very artistically decorated with porcupine quills. Mr. Houston was compelled to summon aid in order to remove the "ticklers."
    P. E. Sandoz was a Medford visitor Monday.
    Mrs. R. Miller called on Mrs. S. A. Whitley Tuesday.
    Boyd Miller is being employed by the state highway department.
    Weston Miller motored to Medford Wednesday with dressed veal for the market.
    George Trusty was a Medford visitor Wednesday.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 14, 1924, page B2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Sam Courtney, Frank Courtney and A. C. Kandler have a contract painting for Luke Ryan of Medford.
    A nephew of Mrs. Kandler's arrived Wednesday evening from San Jose, California. Earl Brittsan's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Martin of Jacksonville, spent the weekend at the Brittsan home.
    Frank Caster and family motored to Medford Monday afternoon.
    The Merritt brothers were at the home place over Sunday.
    Mr. White, who has just recently held meetings in Butte Falls and Derby schoolhouses, is holding meetings at the Reese Creek schoolhouse all this week, and will preach Sunday also. Mr. White is a man of God, and a good speaker. Come out and hear him. He took for his subject Wednesday evening, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him might not perish, but have everlasting life." He spoke of God's compassionate love, His indescribable love and His love so broad as to take in all the world.
    Sunday school next Sunday as usual. The title of the lesson, "Peter's Confession." Memory verse, "Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God."
    The Parent-Teachers expect to meet at the schoolhouse at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. All are welcome.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 14, 1924, page B4


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Mr. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker, Stella Adams, Leland Dysinger, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leonard and daughter, Miss Janetta, were Medford business callers Tuesday.
    Mrs. E. H. Tucker and daughter Miss Mildred were Medford business callers Wednesday.
    Mr. J. D. Henry made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Miss Hussong spent the weekend at her home in Medford.
    Mr. H. Fox came out from Medford Tuesday with R. E. Tucker.
    Mr. Lee Bradshaw and son Leonard were Medford business callers Tuesday.
    Miss Hussong returned from Medford Monday evening to stay over Armistice Day, returning Tuesday morning.
    There will be no school Friday, November 14, as it has been laid aside as a teachers' visiting day.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 15, 1924, page 6


    Out in the Eagle Point district, where they order an orator "to close your trap." and the owner of the trap retorts: "Whose phiz is this, I'd like to know."
Arthur Perry, "Ye Smudge Pot," Medford Mail Tribune, November 18, 1924, page 4


DIRECTED VERDICT IN VON DER HELLEN CASE IS GRANTED
    Upon the motion of both sides for a directed verdict, the civil action of M. D. Olds, former owner of the Pacific and Eastern railway and timber lands in Southern Oregon, against William von der Hellen, contractor, Paul B. Rynning, state highway commission engineer Polk Smith, Eugene Dietz and Charles Parrant, truck drivers engaged in building the Crater Lake Highway in 1921, and the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, was taken from the jury Monday afternoon by Circuit Judge Walter H. Evans, and both sides ordered to file briefs in support of their contentions.
    Olds, in his suit, asks for damages of $5943, less $1500 insurance for the destruction by fire August 13, 1921, of the Eagle Point depot, and its contents. The depot was used by von der Hellen, who had the contract for the construction of the Crater Lake Highway, as a storage room for oils and gas, the complaint set forth. Carelessness is alleged as the reason why the depot went up in smoke.
    A young man by the name of Lewis testified that he and Harold Van Scoyoc were among the first half dozen dwellers of Eagle Point to reach the blaze and that they attacked it with gunnysacks, to no avail. Lewis testified that Dietz, the truck driver, was "staggering around the room, and we led him out." Lewis also testified that a gasoline tank was "dripping."
    Much of the examination of witnesses revolved around whether Dietz was an employee of the state highway commission or von der Hellen.
    The defendant is represented by Attorney Porter. J. Neff and the plaintiff by Attorney George Roberts.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 18, 1924, page 8


NOT GUILTY IS VERDICT RETURNED IN DAHACK CASE
        After 6 hours' deliberation the jury in the Dahack case at 3 p.m. this afternoon returned a verdict of not guilty.
    The circuit court jury in the trial of Everett Dahack of Eagle Point, charged with violation of the prohibition laws, began its deliberations at 10 o'clock this morning, and was still out at noon.
    The chief witness against Dahack was E. O. Bradley, who alleged that he purchased liquor from the defendant last July. A check given to Ernest Dahack, a brother of the defendant, was presented as evidence. Ernest said he remembered the check because Bradley had tendered payment for gasoline and groceries, "including more pigs feet than usual." From Dahack's testimony, it developed that Bradley was fond of them. Ernest could not remember the exact date he gave the check to Everett, and was pressed hard by Deputy Prosecutor Gaylord for a definite answer, who insisted upon one. Finally Ernest said:
    "I don't know for sure, but I gave it to Everett some time after I got it."
    Bradley in his testimony told of issuing the check and buying the rum and Attorney Kelly attempted to show a wide variance between his present testimony and what he said at the preliminary hearing.
    Bradley admitted taking a drink, but said he had reformed since, and interjected uncomplimentary remarks about the quality of the stimulants he alleges he bought.
    Bradley denied that the wound in the head, sustained during the war, made him irresponsible for what he said, but opined that the moonshine he imbibed would result in mental fogginess.
    The witness testified that he often wrote checks, with as "high as $100" in his pockets, but denied that he had told friends "that he didn't need to buy liquor because I am a good bootlegger myself, and have some buried on Ross Lane." Bradley said he never said it and did not know where Ross Lane was.
    A legal flurry ensued when Deputy Prosecutor Gaylord asserted that counsel for the defense "was fishing far afield."
    This aroused Attorney Kelly, who entered a denial that "I am either fishing, or in a field, and demand the withdrawal of the observation of learned counsel for the state."
    The court settled the uprising by ordering the case to proceed.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 20, 1924, page 7


JURY ACQUITS EVERETT DAHACK
    The jury in case of State of Oregon vs. Everett Dahack, after six hours deliberation, brought in a verdict of "not guilty." E. E. Kelly represented the defendant. The moral conviction of many who hear the evidence was that the defendant had undoubtedly been trafficking in moonshine, but the jury was unable to return a verdict of guilty on the evidence. C. C. Gilchrist of Sams Valley signed the verdict as foreman.
Jackson County New, November 21, 1924, page 1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Mrs. Howlett and her daughter Hattie entertained about 75 ladies at a quilting and dinner party today. Among the guests were ladies from Medford, Butte Falls and other places in the county.
    At noon, Mrs. Howlett served a chicken dinner, and the ladies report Mrs. Howlett's reputation for her chicken dinners does not do justice to the one served them. The day was greatly enjoyed by all present.
    F. H. Petty and family have moved from the Corbin orchard and are now living upon Mr. Ward's farm.
    Ernest Dahack is tearing down the old Morgan house and taking it up to Oasis where he will put up another building out of the lumber.
    The citizens of Eagle Point feel that they should in some way express their gratitude to the Copco Electric Co. for their dependable service, because they have found it greatly to their enjoyment and pleasure to know that nearly every time a little unusual rainstorm comes, their lights go out.
    Luke Kincaid is building a garage and Mr. Ditsworth has just finished putting a new roof on the warehouse near the old mill.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 22, 1924, page 3


PARENT-TEACHERS OF REESE CREEK HOLD MEETING
    REESE CREEK, Nov. 27.--The Reese Creek Parent-Teachers meeting was held last Friday evening at the schoolhouse. This is the second meeting of the association. The president, Mrs. Reiss, opened the meeting. The following committees were appointed: Program committee, Miss Greb; entertainment committee, Mrs. Stanley; social committee; Mrs. Reiss, Mrs. Bellows and Mrs. Jacks. Other business of importance was transacted, also a short program by the pupils, after which refreshments were served and each enjoyed themselves in a social way. They will meet the third Friday evening in each month, next meeting being December 10.
    Esther Hannaford spent the weekend with Myrtle Minter.
    Sylvia Charley visited with Fern Jacks over the weekend. A. P. Barrow visited at the Watkins home last week. Mrs. Olinger is with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Will Shearin, while Mr. Shearin is in the hospital.
    W. Jacks came home Wednesday evening to enjoy Thanksgiving at home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bellows, of near Roseburg, are visiting his brothers, C. E. and F. A. Bellows, over Thanksgiving.
    The teachers gave a program on Wednesday afternoon at the schoolhouse, which was greatly enjoyed by those in attendance. Miss Greb and Mrs. Stanley are doing good work in the school room. The following is the program:
   "Cats Soliloquy"….Linn Barrows   
   "Masscovites Illness"…."Come, Let's Play We're Indians," by the primary grades.
   "Hiawatha's Childhood"….Margery Lew Elyn and Morris Jacks,.
   "Penn's Treaty with the Indians" by the upper grades.
    Orchestra….Primary grades.
   "Turkey's Soliloquy"….Velva Evans.
    "Hedge Hog"….Mildred Bellows, Robert Brittsan, Morris Jacks.
    Recitation….Evelyn Jacks.
    "Quakers of the N.E." ….Grade pupils.
    "Penn's Picture of the First Thanksgiving"…. Harold Courtney.
    "Honor the May Flowers Band"…song by upper grades.
    "Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey" ....Juanita Brittsan.
    Indian War Dance…Primary Grades
    Home-going song by whole school.
    There will be no school until Monday, December 1.
    The subject of Sunday school-- "The Good Samaritan."
    Memory verse-- "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thy self."
Medford Mail Tribune, November 28, 1924, page B1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Nov. 27.--The community party given by the school and Parent-Teachers Association Friday evening, November 21, was enjoyed by about 175 people. The early part of the evening was spent playing games in which old and young joined in making the evening merry. An impromptu program was rendered by the students and the people of the community. Ice cream and cake was served by the boys and girls of the upper grades. The ice cream was furnished by the school and the cakes by the mothers.
    Mrs. Allen drove to Portland to spend Thanksgiving with relatives and was accompanied as far as Salem by Mrs. Ruby Derrick.
    Mr. and Mrs. Boyd and family of Wilfley orchard motored to Cottage Grove to spend Thanksgiving.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Campbell, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Clements, [went] to Ashland to see the football game between Medford and Ashland high schools.
    Gwendolyn and Jack Brophy have been out of school for a few days. Both have severe colds which kept them in bed for a short time.
    The football game at Ashland was a great attraction for many people during the afternoon, as several families motored over to see the game.
    The frame of the play shed is now up and in a short time the building will be ready for use. Many busy people in the community have donated work upon it, which has helped greatly.
    Mr. Stell, the city marshal, has done some very much-needed repair work upon our sidewalks. The range stock passing through the town do much damage to our walks.
    Mrs. Lee Bradshaw and infant son are visiting with Mrs. Bradshaw's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lem Charley.
    The Parent-Teacher Association will hold its regular monthly meeting in the school Friday afternoon, December 5th.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lem Charley expect to leave for California next week. They will spend about six weeks in the southern part of the state visiting friends.
    A. F. Matlock has leased the Corbin orchard from Mr. Greenwood, and he has purchased a band of sheep to run in connection with his ranch. Mr. Henshaw and son Lauren are pruning the orchard for Mr. Matlock.
    H. W. Wood and family took Thanksgiving dinner with relatives in visiting her mother, Mrs. Howlett.
    Mrs. Hoyt of Klamath Falls is visiting Medford.
    Mrs. R. G. Brown is spending a few days with her friend, Mrs. Anna Davis of Medford.
    The Civic Improvement Club will meet at the home of Mrs. M. J. Brown Thursday afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ted Seamon spent Thanksgiving Day in Talent with Mr. Seamon's parents.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Rader and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ashpole and son took Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stanley.
    Many from our community finished the holiday by enjoying the dance at Butte Falls in the evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 29, 1924, page 2


TRAIL RESIDENT IS VICTIM OF STRANGE MISHAP
    TRAIL, Nov. 28.--Last Friday, November 21, one of the citizens of this community, Howard Ash, met with a serious accident. Mr. Ash was employed by Bill von der Hellen near Gold Ray on a rock crushing contract.
    It is a miracle that Mr. Ash did not meet with instant death, as the manner in which he fell was very dangerous.
    It appears that Ash was aiding in repairing the rock crusher and was atop of the machine; so while adjusting the block and tackle, he needed something on the ground below, and intended on going down on the tackle rope. He made a noose in the tackle rope, having fastened the other end over a protruding beam. Thinking it securely fastened, he started to go down, the rope slipped from its fastenings, causing him to fall a few feet, the rope caught between a crack in the platform, turning Ash upside down, the force of his weight loosening the rope again, plunging him head first to the ground, striking his head on the smaller crusher as he was falling. He sustained a bruised side and a fractured skull, at the base of the brain. He was rushed to the Sacred Heart Hospital, where he is recovering nicely. The friends of Howard in this community express our sincere sympathies over his accident. Mr. Ash has a wife and two children.
    Mr. V. Whitley (Grandpa) is reported to be very ill. He is an old pioneer of this country.
    Mr. and Mrs. Laidley of Medford spent Thanksgiving with friends on Elk Creek.
    We have been having very cold weather lately.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 29, 1924, page 7


CRATERS FEAST AND WAX MERRY AT ROGUE ELK
   There have been many happy Crater Club meetings, but for pure unalloyed enjoyment and a big feed to be reverently recalled as long as they live, the fifty members who attended last night's meeting at the Rogue Elk Hotel on the river 30 miles distant from the city are unanimously setting a pace that will be hard to excel, let alone equal.
    While the Craters knew they would have a good time and dinner, the unexpected big feast and attending entertainment surprised them. Arriving at the big hostelry after a drive through a disagreeable rain and mounting the entrance steps, a big sign warning them that the silverware and other belongings would be carefully watched and counted tended to depress the local booster men, as the club outfit is sadly in need of replenishing.
    Then after having warmed themselves at the big grate fire and marching into the dining room where they at once gasped and began licking their chops at the family style spread that graced the bountifully laden tables, they quickly rolled up their sleeves and began digging in in approved Crater style.
    But all eating came to a halt quickly when a rather roughly dressed sleuthhound-looking man burst into the dining room and shouted: "Who owns that Studebaker parked outside?" A well-known Crater, whose identity is not herewith revealed for the sake of his excellent family, proudly exclaimed that he did.
    "Well, you are just the guy that I want," said the intruder as he held back his coat lapel and showed an officer's badge. He then tersely explained that he was a dry law enforcement officer, and that he had found a quart bottle of intoxicating liquor in the car--that he was out to do his duty and apprehend any violators, no matter what his social standing, etc.
    The Craters were unanimously indignant over the intrusion and insolent bearing of the officer, especially as the accused man had declared that neither himself or any of the Craters who came along in his car had brought booze along, or even seen any.
    In general the Craters were shocked and deeply humiliated--not so much at the alleged crime, but to think that one of their number could be so careless and selfish as to leave a bottle of any kind in his car.
    One prominent Crater declared to the officer, who had admitted that he had no search warrant, that he had no right to search the car anyhow and clinched the nasty argument by shouting that a man's car is his castle or bastille, or something like that. All other Craters, who were also fast losing their tempers, said, "That's so."
    "Well, if such is the case, I might as well sit down and eat," said the man of the star, as he edged into a seat, smiled and also rolled up his sleeves.
    The crestfallen Craters all tumbled at once. The pseudo officer was T. R. Pollock, Medford wood dealer, a recent comer to the city who is not well known and played the detective part for this occasion.
    The banqueting was quickly renewed with a vengeance. Unused to the sight and palate tickling of so much well-cooked food, most of the diners overdid themselves before the delicious orgy was ended. At that, many Craters, who were so full of eatables that their voices were gone, were feebly heard to murmur, "We want more turkey."
    The tables were loaded family style with big platters of still-steaming hot turkey, dressing and other trimmings, pies and cakes galore, mashed white and boiled sweet potatoes, pickles, cheese, condiments and coffee. And the several women waiters were kept busy every moment hurrying in with more platters of hot turkey and the like. Despite the fact that each man had eaten his fill there were loads of eatables of all kinds left on the tables untouched, and two whole turkeys left in the kitchen oven.
    All this time between bites the Crater orchestra played and the Craters sang, speechified or tried to, and endeavored to transact business.
    The feast part over, the gratified Craters adjourned to the large reception or dancing room, where they voted Will McDonald, the artist proprietor of the Rogue Elk, a life honorary membership in the club and paid their hearty respects to the women cooks and waiters for an entertainment, business meeting, songfest and an intellectual hour with Longfellow.
    One of the notable events of the entertainment was the Apache dance by Senorita Gray, formerly of Lisbon, Spain [sic], and Tony La Ferg, formerly of Paris, recent arrivals in Medford, who were brought out last night to the Rogue Elk in a Ford limousine of 1912 vintage, which en route home went off the grade and spilt them in the river.
    At the business meeting the Craters voted heartily to support Robert Boyl, the new chamber of commerce secretary, and in his honor attend the chamber forum meeting next Friday.
    For the Christmas meeting program of the Craters two weeks hence the following committee was appointed to have charge: Colonel C. G. Thomson, chairman; Jack Thompson, A. B. Cunningham and Paul Janney.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 2, 1924, page 8


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald of Montana, parents of Mrs. Thorndyke, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thorndyke and expect to spend the winter with them.
    Mrs. F. N. Morgan and children will leave in a few days to join Mr. Morgan at the place where he is now employed.
    John Smith is building a bungalow for William Lewis.
    George Holmes is having lumber delivered and expects to soon build another house near his home.
    Mrs. Scott Boyer and Clyde Ripley were trading with our merchants the first of the week.
   The school will have both a girls' and a boys' basketball team and will compete with the other high schools of the county. The first game will be played with Gold Hill High School at Gold Hill on December 12.
    Mr. Lynn and daughter will leave for Oakland, California, Sunday. Mr. Lynn's eyesight is failing and it is necessary for him to undergo an operation to have his proper sight.
    Mrs. William Daley was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital so that the doctors might determine her trouble.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 6, 1924, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The road meeting Saturday to vote a tax was well attended. The vote cast was 58 against and 26 for.
    School resumed Monday after the Thanksgiving vacation, with the teachers and pupils in their places ready to begin work.
    Thanksgiving found many happy reunions of relatives and friends gathered together enjoying the day as was most agreeable.
    Emily Daniels was home for the weekend.
    Miss Rena Daniels visited at Louis Robertson's the first of the week.
    The Merritt brothers have finished their ditch contract above Ashland and will be at their home on Rogue River for a while.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. Rein called on Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Monday afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hale and his mother of Ashland visited Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammond Sunday.
    Mr. Seims of Trail visited at the Rein home Sunday.     
Medford Mail Tribune, December 8, 1924, page 6


    Out in the Eagle Point district, where men are old-fashioned and fight with their fists and throw stove lids at their women.
Arthur Perry, "Ye Smudge Pot," Medford Mail Tribune, December 9, 1924, page 4


ELI DAHACK ON TRIAL IN JACKSONVILLE
    The trial of Eli Dahack, a well-known resident of the Eagle Point district, and father of the well-known Dahack boys of that vicinity, charged with violation of the Volstead Act, is underway in the circuit court today. Monday afternoon was devoted to the selection of a jury and the case is expected to be concluded late this afternoon. The defense is represented by Attorney E. E. Kelly, and the state by District Attorney Newton W. Borden and Assistant Attorney Winfield R. Gaylord.
    This is the third alleged bootlegging trial before a jury at this term of court, the other two resulting in acquittals.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 9, 1924, page 4


DAHACK JURY STILL OUT AFTER 24 HOURS
    At 3 p.m. today the jury in the trial of Eli Dahack, well-known resident of Eagle Point charged with violation of the prohibition laws, was still out after deliberating since 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and apparently hopelessly deadlocked. The Medford member of the jury, which contains two women, is J. A. Perry.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 10, 1924, page 3


DAHACK JURY IS DISCHARGED, NO VERDICT OBTAINED
    After deliberating for 27 hours and hopelessly disagreeing throughout, the jury in the trial of Eli Dahack, well-known resident of the Eagle Point district, was discharged Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock by the court. According to courthouse report, the jury stood seven for conviction and five for acquittal from practically the start, and never changed throughout the long session. The jury endeavored to reach a verdict in the early stages of the siege, but in the final hours it resolved itself into a hopeless deadlock.
    Dahack was charged with violation of the prohibition law, and the jury was split chiefly on conflict in the testimony. A son, Everett, charged with the same offense, at this term of court was acquitted after short deliberation. E. C. Woods of Gold Hill, similarly charged, was also acquitted at this term of court.
    While the pondering of the Dahack jury was lengthy enough, it did not break the Jackson County record. A jury in one of the trials of "Shine" Edwards, tried for bootlegging, deliberated 33 hours without an agreement.
    Dahack, who is a well-known resident of the Eagle Point district, was indicted by the grand jury on three counts: sale and possession and giving liquor to a minor. He was defended by Attorney E. E. Kelly, and the state was represented by District Attorney Newton W. Borden and Assistant Attorney Winfield R. Gaylord.
    Trial on the remaining indictments against Dahack has not been decided upon but will probably be deferred until the February term of court.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 11, 1924, page 3


    Out in the Eagle Point district where the men folks patch their own pants, and Mary splits the kindling.
Arthur Perry, "Ye Smudge Pot," Medford Mail Tribune, December 11, 1924, page 4


TRAIL ITEMS
    This community was very grieved to learn that Mr. O. M. Whitley of Persist passed to his reward on Tuesday, December 2, 1924, at his home about 5:00 p.m.
    Mr. Whitley has been a resident of Persist for the past 20 years, having come from Nebraska in the early days where he was married to Fanny Ann Bennett. Mr. Whitley leaves six children to mourn their loss (yet a relief to their father) besides his beloved wife. He was past the tide of life set by our great Father, so we all feel that he has served his natural life. Whether his past life has been according to the will of our Father we do not know, but Him alone. We know that he has given much to this world and hope he will be given to greatly in the world to come. The funeral was very impressive and was attended by a few friends and all relatives near. His last resting place was at the I.O.O.F. cemetery of Central Point, Ore. We all bid him goodbye, with many loving thoughts toward him, yet not despairing but hopeful of meeting him in the land far away. We thank Thee.
    Howard Ash has so improved that intentions are to move him to his parent's place at Trail. It is a blessing that he should be so healed as to be out of the hospital, as his injuries were to such an extent as to be classed as serious.
    Mrs. Sarah Whitley is steadily improving.
    Lee Whitley's arm is now out of splints, but very weak.
    Teachers' zone meeting, Trail. Program, December 13;
        9:30--Music and discussion, led by Mrs. Bessie Murphy. Music appreciation.
        11:00--Physical training, led by Chester L. Ward.
        11:30--Business meeting, election of officers.
        1:15--Review of "Oral and Silent Reading" by Stone, led by Misses Coffeen and Wisely.
        2:00--Silent reading, model class, 5th grade of Trail school.
        2:30--Home reading plans for this year, Miss Jane Olson.
       3:00--Round table, assignment and book plans, "How I Do It."
Medford Mail Tribune, December 12, 1924, page B1


BROWNSBORO NEWS
    Among those who went to town during the week were Mr. Leonard and daughter, Miss Janetta, Mr. Ralph Tucker, Ellen Tucker, Leland Dysinger and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Butler and daughter, Miss Nellie.
    Leland Dysinger was a visitor at the Hoagland home Sunday.
    Miss Hussong spent the weekend at her home in Medford.
    Raymond Hoagland was a pleasant visitor at the home of Leland Dysinger Thursday evening.
    A Christmas program will be given at the Brownsboro schoolhouse, but as some of the children are intending to go away for the holidays, the date has not yet been decided on.
    Sunday school is being held at the Brownsboro schoolhouse Sundays at 2 o'clock and we want all the residents of Brownsboro who will to come.
    Mr. Albert Hoagland was a pleasant visitor at the Ralph Tucker home Friday.
    There will be three new children start school at Brownsboro Monday, but as they have not yet started we do not know their names.
    Miss Nellie Butler was a visitor at Mrs. Ralph Tucker's Friday.
    Miss Louise Ewalt was a visitor at Miss Janetta Leonard's Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 12, 1924, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    We notice the Riplets have been getting into the paper rather late recently, but the reason is this. I mail them in our rural sack Thursdays, that they might have ample time to be printed in the Friday issue, but Friday it is frequently returned to me in the same sack, not having been taken out; consequently it is Saturday before they start on their journey the second time.
    Sam Courtney is having lumber hauled, preparing to build on his homestead. He had bought thirteen acres from W. E. Hammel, which was between the homestead and Crater Lake Highway; he now joins the highway on the west.  A. Daniels has also bought a few acres of W. E. Hammel along the highway; he has been clearing away the brush for a building site.
    Mrs. Sam Courtney has been confined to her bed for a few days with a severe cold on her lungs. W. Jacks came home Saturday from above Prospect; he had been helping survey a ditch. The camp was closed up for the winter.
    The rock crusher on the Butte Falls road shut down Saturday. They were hauling some of the machinery out this week. Mrs. Leroy Smith and Mrs. Percy Haley called at Mr. Vestal's Tuesday afternoon. Mike Heckenberger has been working in town this week at the Huber Tailoring Company.
    Friday evening, December 19, will be the regular monthly meeting of the Reese Creek Parent Teachers. Last Friday was visiting day for the Reese Creek teachers; they visited the Butte Falls school. Wednesday made us think of winter. The fog was quite heavy all day, the first real foggy day we have had this winter.
    Next Sunday there will be election of officers for the Reese Creek Sunday school. The title of the Sunday school lesson will be "The Raising of Lazarus."  Memory verse: "I am the resurrection and the life."
Medford Mail Tribune, December 12, 1924, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The first real snow of the season fell Monday night. It then turned quite cold, freezing the ground Tuesday and Wednesday nights. They are having cold weather other places so we must expect a small portion here at least. Christmas is almost here and Santa must have snow and cold weather for his reindeer unless he comes in an airplane.
    The Christmas program that the teachers and pupils are preparing will be next Wednesday evening at the schoolhouse.
    Charley Pettegrew has been quite sick with scarlet fever but is getting along very nicely at the present writing. Miss Ethel Ewen has also been sick for a few days.
    Mrs. Sam Courtney, who was confined to her bed with a severe cold on her lungs is able to be up and around.
    W. E. Hammel, John Shearin and Tom Vestal were among those who marketed turkeys in Medford this week.
    Miss Rena Daniels visited at Louis Robertson's one night last week.
    Mrs. Olinger and Ted Shearin took dinner at W. H. Crandall's Sunday.
    The Sunday school meets next Sunday as usual. The title of the lesson, "God's Gift to the World." Memory verse, "For God so loved the Wworld that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16. The following officers were elected last Sunday: Mrs. Olingar, superintendent; Tom Pullman, assistant; Theodore Shearin, secretary; Bertha Clarno, treasurer.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 19, 1924, page B1


COMMUNICATIONS
Eagle Point Mayor Protests.
    To the Editor:
    We at Eagle Point have noted your repeated gibes about "Out at Eagle Point where…"
    No doubt you think these slurs are very smart and witty but I tell you they are not--they are only vulgar and libelous of your friends.
    It seems to us that your editorial page is very well named "The Smudge Pot," for it gives very little light and busies itself principally in begriming the names of many whom it should respect. Without knowledge in the case, we strongly suspicion that the editor has a convenient spittoon near his desk, and that is where he gets his material for the "Smudge Pot."
    If the Mail Tribune cannot find anything commendable to say about Eagle Point, or any other place, it would show a more worthy spirit if it kept silent.
    "They who live in glass houses should not throw stones."
H. O. CAMPBELL,
    Mayor.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 20, 1924, page 4


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The Christmas tree and program at the schoolhouse Christmas Eve was well attended; the house was filled to overflowing. There was a treat for each child of the school. The program was good; the rendering of it showed that the teachers and pupils had worked faithfully in their preparation. The following is a list of the program.
     Song, "Ting-a-Lingling," grade pupils
    Christmas in France, Velva Evans.
    Christmas time is coming, Maurice Jacks.
    Orchestra, primary pupils.
    Old Christmas, Sybil Harrel.
    Poor Father, John Clarno.
    Song, Star of the East, grade pupils.
    Christmas, Donna Daley.
    Abou Ben Adhem (pantomime.)
    At Bethlehem, Junita Brittsan.
    Christmas in the Heart, Hilda Rein.
    Sights, Mildred Bellows, Edison Crandall.
    Stockings Stout, Mary Jacks.
    Song, Christmas Carol, primary pupils
    Farmer's Cruel Wife, Evelyn Jacks.
    A drill, grade pupils.
    Just a Little Miss, Aulda Johnson
    Toyland, primary pupils.
    Inn at Bethlehem (tableaux), grade pupils.
    Sweetest Bells, Cora Crandall.
    Something to Say, Donna Daley.
    Grandpa's Christmas, Tony Daley.
    "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (pantomime) grade pupils.
    School will not convene until Jan. 5th after the holiday season is over.
    There was feasting and a general good time through the community on Christmas Day. Among the places where relatives and friends were gathered: Walter Engberg's, their relative from Ashland; Earl Brittsans have relatives from Medford; Tom Vestals enjoy the day with Mrs. Vestal's sister and family at Medford. Sam Courtneys have their relatives for dinner, and so on.
    There was a dance at Fred Bellows' Saturday night.
    The Courtney brothers and A. C. Knadler did some painting for Luke Ryan of Medford the first of the week.
    Robert Humphrey came home from Portland Tuesday. He had been there the past few weeks taking treatment.
    Miss Ethel Ewen and Charlie Pettegrew are both able to sit up at this writing.
    Sunday school next Sunday will be review. The memory verse: "He that hath seen me hath see the Father."
Medford Mail Tribune, December 26, 1924, page 6


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    On Tuesday evening, Dec. 23, the community Christmas entertainment was given. A very nice program was rendered by the school and everyone was given a bag of candy and nuts. The treat for everyone was made possible by the generosity of the community. A good many from other districts attended the Christmas program. The following evening several attended the Reese Creek Christmas exercises and some went to Medford to enjoy the municipal tree in the park.
    Clara Petty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Petty, was married in Los Angeles the first of the week to Charles Jettson. Mrs. Jettson was a senior in the high school and will be missed by her many friends and school mates.
    Miss Ruth Loy, who is attending O.A.C., is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loy.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown have returned from their vacation in Southern California.
    Harold Van Scoy accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Brown home and is visiting with his mother during the holidays.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Ward entertained many friends and relatives Christmas Day.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 27, 1924, page 5


DAHACK FORFEITS $750 BOND, 2 OTHER CASES DISMISSED
    Preliminary hearings of charges against alleged prohibition violators, arrested in a recent cleanup, headed by M. V. McMills, state prohibition enforcement officer, were started before County Judge George Gardner Friday at Jacksonville, and resulted in one acquittal, two dismissals, one plea of guilty, and one forfeiture of $750 bonds. The remaining cases will be heard in February.
    Eli Dahack of Eagle Point failed to appear for trial when his name was called and Judge Gardner, after a 15-minute wait, declared his $750 bond forfeited. Dahack entered a plea of guilty to the second charge of selling liquor and will enter a plea this afternoon to a third and similar charge. At the last session of the grand jury, Dahack was indicted on three counts, charging sale and the jury disagreed after 27 hours' deliberation.
    The charge of possession and manufacture of liquor against Edwin Taylor of the Applegate was dismissed, and the trial of his brother John started. The case against John was later also dismissed.
    Jacob Spitzer of Talent was acquitted by a jury after ten minutes' deliberation Friday afternoon. Possession of liquor was the charge. It was brought out in the testimony that Spitzer had a revolver tied around his wooden leg. When he arose from a card game last Sunday, in response to the notification that he was under arrest, it was charged that Spitzer put his hand in his pants pocket. The arresting officer regarded this as a hostile maneuver. Spitzer lived with William Lacey, who entered a plea of guilty the first of the week to possession of liquor, and the defense contended that the three bottles of moonshine employed as evidence against him belonged to Lacey.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 27, 1924, page 6


TRAIL ITEMS
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash were hosts at a family dinner Christmas Day in honor of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Chamberlain of Seymour, Wis. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Ash and daughter and son, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin How and little daughter Wanda, Irma Ash, Lowell and Wayne Ash.
    On this happy occasion, four generations were present. All enjoyed the lovely dinner of turkey, eat, and afterward surrounded the annual Christmas tree where many gifts were received.
    The community tree in the hall Christmas Eve was well attended and enjoyed, and the Trail and upper Trail schools gave a splendid program which was greatly appreciated by all present.
    We are glad to report Howard Ash improving every day. He expects to be able to leave for his home on Elk Creek Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Poole are spending the holidays in Los Angeles with their daughter, Mrs. G. Hanby.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Warner and children were guests at the Dawson home Christmas Day.
    Mrs. Nellie McGarby and Mrs. E. W. Brown just returned from a trip to Iowa and Wisconsin, driving through in Mrs. McGarby's car.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 29, 1924, page 6


ELI DAHACK IS GIVEN 6 MONTHS AND $500 FINE
    Eli Dahack, well-known resident of the Eagle Point district, was sentenced to serve six months in jail and pay a fine of $500 by County Judge Geo. A. Gardner, on a plea of guilty to a complaint charging sale of intoxicating liquor. His attorney, E. E. Kelly, announced his intention of filing a writ of review, which will carry the case to the circuit court. Dahack entered a plea of guilty last Friday and efforts to withdraw it were denied. On Thursday, Dahack's bail of $750 on a similar charge was ordered forfeited for nonappearance. Dahack was ordered remanded to the custody of the sheriff.
    A third case of selling intoxicating liquor is still pending against Dahack, two indictments alleging violation of the liquor laws, returned by the last grand jury. A jury in the circuit court the first of the month were unable to agree, at the trial of Dahack on a similar charge, and were discharged after 27 hours' deliberation.
    The sentence meted out to Dahack is one of the heaviest ever administered in a liquor violation case in this county.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 30, 1924, page 5


DAHACK CASE IS SETTLED BY JAIL TERM AND FINE
    According to latest report today the Dahack case has been settled by a sentence of 6 months in jail and $500 fine, all other charges against him being dismissed.
    A petition for a writ of review, charging a promise of immunity by the district attorney, and "bias and prejudice" on the part of County Judge George A. Gardner, was filed in the circuit court Tuesday by Eli Dahack, sentenced to serve six months in the county jail and pay a fine of $500 for violation of the prohibition laws, to which he pleaded guilty.
    Dahack in an affidavit alleges that he reached an agreement with the district attorney, whereby he was to enter a plea of guilty and the four remaining liquor charges against him would be dismissed. In view of this, Dahack says, he went into court last Friday and pleaded guilty. The court asked "How about the other charges?"
    Dahack answered, the affidavit states: "Why, the district attorney is going to dismiss them."
    The district attorney denied this, and Dahack avers that he then said he would not plead guilty, and thought that he had withdrawn his plea.
    Dahack says that the reason he pleaded guilty was "to save time, money and trouble."
    His attorney, E. E. Kelly, in an affidavit avers that his client told him of the "understanding" and that when an effort was made to withdraw the plea of guilty, after the denial, it was denied and that the court said it was his understanding that some of the cases would be dismissed but not all of them.
    It is further alleged that the court "evinced such a prejudice and bias that it is impossible for the defendant to get a fair and impartial trial."
    The affidavit also charges that the court expressed its intention of giving Dahack a jail sentence.
    Dahack, who is a resident of the Eagle Point district, has been more or less in the legal limelight the last three months. First, he was indicted by the grand jury on three counts, alleging violation of the liquor laws. At a trial at the last term of court, the jury disagreed after 27 hours deliberation.
    In the roundup of alleged liquor violators ten days ago by state authorities, three more complaints were sworn out against him, charging selling, one alleging he was bootlegging a few days after his trial.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 31, 1924, page 8







STILL IS RAIDED, AGED INVALID ALLEGED OWNER
    In a raid this morning by the sheriff's and district attorney's office a 15-gallon still, 200 gallons of mash, and seven gallons of moonshine were confiscated, and John Doe Sears, age 60, an invalid, is held as the proprietor thereof. The still was located eight miles northeast of Eagle Point, and was so cleverly hidden in the timber that it was hard to detect.
    When the raiding party arrived, Sears was in the act of building a fire for the day's run.
    According to the authorities Sears has been operating for several weeks, carrying his corn and sugar and other ingredients to the plant in small lots.
    A discarded tin boiler was found in the brush, near the still, and the authorities claim the bottom had been eaten out by the effects of the mash. The boiler in use was of copper.
    Sears will be arraigned for a preliminary hearing in the morning.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 28, 1925, page 3





    Royal Brown of Eagle Pt. was a pleasant visitor the middle of the week. He came over to see if he could not get the county to oil the road, as the womenfolks are kicking about the dust in the summer, and have had enough of it. Mr. Brown told how when a boy it was nothing for him to throw the hay off a wagon in 9 or 10 mins., if in no particular hurry.

"Smudge Smoke," Medford Mail Tribune, April 26, 1931, page 10
  
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