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The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised


Jackson County Correspondents 1901
Transcribed by Janet Sessions. Thanks!


Central Point Items.
    Wm. Carey was up from Gold Hill a few days ago.
    Miss Myra Galloway is having a siege with the tonsillitis.
    Dr. Cole and I. F. Williams made a business trip to Medford Thursday.
    J. W. Hickle is working for the Purkeypile brothers at their mine on Galls Creek.
    Mrs. Booth Lee has been confined to her home with a severe attack of neuralgia.
    W.T. Moore and Thos. Cingcade left for the mountains this week to look after their cattle.
    Messrs. Corum and Clark are spending the week at their mine in the Blackwell district.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Shields are visiting their daughter, Mrs. P. L. Simpkins, of Woodville, this week.
    E. A. Neil is acting as station agent here, while I. J. Purkeypile is spending his vacation at his mines near Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregory, who have been visiting relatives at Hanford, Calif., the past few months, returned home last week.
    Messrs. Sims and Karney are laying new floors in the hotel building and making other improvements about the premises.
    Harold Rodenberger, who has been a sailor boy for the past three years, arrived home this week and will visit with his parents for a few weeks.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 3

GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.
    Mrs. Dekum and Ivan Humason are in Portland this week on business.
    H. B. Nye, of Medford, visited Gold Hill and the Bill Nye Mine Tuesday.
    Miss Grace Jenning, of Medford, was in town Sunday and Monday visiting with her friend, Miss Ina Ray.
    Mrs. Alive Bacon, is at Ashland this week, in attendance at the teachers' examination for state certificate.
    Ed Bolt returned Monday from Jump Off Joe, where he has been employed at the O'Brien placer mine the past winter.
    Mrs. Nettie Short, of Scotts Valley, Calif., who has been visiting her brother, Geo. Short, the past few days, returned home Wednesday. 
    Quite a number of residents of this vicinity are at Jacksonville in attendance at court in the Ray Mitchell contest. The result is anxiously awaited here as it will affect the title of a number of claims in this locality.
    Amethyst Rebekah Lodge, No. 97, of this place, gave an entertainment and banquet to members and a few friends Wednesday evening in celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Lodge.
    During the past week two very important strikes have been made, of large bodies of ore, at the Braden and the Lucky Bart mines. The ore at the Braden is $10,000 rock and at the Lucky Bart, $1,000.
    The school children of this place, under the management of J. Percy Wells and Miss M. E. Griffiths, are preparing for an entertainment, which they will be ready to present about the first of March. They are making a great effort to make it a success, as they want to raise the money to pay for an organ that their teachers have purchased for them.
    Died--at his residence two miles east of Gold Hill, on February 1, 1901, Joseph Douden, aged 75 years and five months, of paralysis. He was a native of North Carolina and came to Oregon when a boy. He had been a resident of Rogue River Valley for the last thirty-three years. A wife survives him. Interment took place in the Sams Valley Cemetery on Wednesday, February 13, Rev. Wallace, of Ashland, officiating.
    Your correspondent visited the Bill Nye Mine Tuesday, for the first time, and finds the mine far beyond expectations. They are taking out a vein of about twelve inches of very rich specimen rock. The balance of ledge matter, which is three feet wide, goes about $50 to the ton. The mine as far developed, consists of about 600 feet of tunnel on the ledge, on a 50 foot and 150 foot level. There are now many thousand dollar's worth of ore in sight, which will be a boon to the holders of the Bill Nye stock.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Bad colds and la grippe are quite prevalent here.
    Ed. Swinden has again resumed work at the Dr. Ray mine.
    Miss Fannie Pening spent several days of last week the guest of Miss Ada Swinden.
    Thos. Norris, of Jacksonville, passed through this neighborhood last Saturday en-route to Gold Hill.
    Messrs. Knotts, Swinden and Higenbotham were transacting business at the county seat last Thursday.
    We are sorry to announce that Fred Brown is very ill with the mumps. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is in attendance.
    Feed of all kinds has become scarce in this neighborhood and if the snow continues much longer hay will demand a good price.
    Elmer Nichols is engaged in clearing and grubbing the old orchard on the Miner farm and will put in a crop of potatoes there this spring.
    Henry Nutt's little boy had the misfortune to get quite badly burned while playing by the fireplace one day last week. However, we do not think it serious.

Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 5


BEAGLE ITEMS.
    There is still twenty-four inches of snow at this place.
    Vance Hendrickson, of Beagle, has disposed of his foothill farm, and has moved to Talent.
    Thos. Wilhite has returned to Ashland to resume his studies in the Ashland normal school.
    Jas. Dowden, a pioneer resident of Sams Valley, is dangerously ill at his home. He has lost all power of speech.
    Fitzgerald Bros. blacksmith shop at Moonville, is temporarily closed, they being busily engaged in mining, while the supply of water is adequate for working their hydraulic mine.
    There was a double wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Decoats, on February 4th, the contracting parties being Miss Mary Decoats and Mr. Jas. Howard, and Miss Ellen Decoats and Mr. Norton, all of this place.
    Rev. Corwin will preach regularly at the New Hope school house on the first Sunday of each month, and Rev. Stormer, of the M.E. Church, South, will preach at the Antioch school house on the second Sunday of each month.
    A generous surprise party was tendered Mrs. Houston in honor of her seventy-fourth birthday, on Thursday, February 7. This pioneer lady is the estimable wife of our postmaster at this place, where they have resided continuously since 1867. The day was pleasantly spent in various ways and the dinner was all that the word implies. Those present were Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Rodgers, Lilly Amick, Perry Stewart, Jas. Amick, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stacy and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Beebe and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Martin and family.
Medford Mail, February 15, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Dr. Hinkle has just received a fine line of stationery.
    J. W. Marksbury, of Ashland, spent Tuesday in our city.
    B. W. Dean, of Port Orford, is visiting relatives at this place.
    Mrs. Cryderman, of Tolo, is very ill. Dr. Cole is in attendance.
    Horace Pelton, of Sams Valley, spent Tuesday night in our city.
    Joseph Downing, of Gold Hill, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Mrs. J. C. Gregory is suffering from a severe attack of heart trouble.
    Mr. and Mrs. M. Elliott made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    Mrs. S. W. McClendon is spending the week with relatives at Ashland.
    J. B. Welch, of Spikenard, was trading with our merchants last Tuesday.
    Mr. Mack, recently from Albany, has leased the hotel and has opened it for business.
    Mrs. L. D. Hitch, of Tolo, has been quite ill the past two weeks. Dr. Shearer, of Medford, is the attending physician.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    J. L. Hammersley returned from Salem Tuesday.
    Bert Kellogg was in town Sunday and left Monday for Grants Pass, where he has a position.
    Ed Bolt and Tom Jones left Sunday for the O'Brien placer mine, on Jump Off Joe, where they have been employed during the past winter.
    Jas. Starns has sold his east side store building property to Jos. Vosel and will leave soon for Klamath County to engage in the stock business.
    Mrs. Chas. Stacey, of Sams Valley, visited relatives here Wednesday and left Thursday for Grants Pass to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Kellogg.
    A number of cases of the mumps are reported here in town. J. McClendon, Rufus McKinney and others are confined to their rooms with the troublesome disease.
    J. W. Marksbury, of Ashland, who represents the Watkins Medicine Co., was in town Saturday and Sunday and left for Sams Valley Monday. Jim is always a welcome visitor in Gold Hill.
    C. W. Bogg, the mining man of Seattle, left for the north last Saturday. While here he inspected and bonded quite a number of mines in this vicinity. He will return the coming week with a crowd of investors who will buy most of the mines he has bonded.
    T. C. Massie, of Seattle, the best known mining expert of the coast, returned from the north Wednesday, accompanied by Mark Whalm of Seattle, Jos. McKee, T. J. Richards and Mr. Wright, of Portland. Messrs. McKee and Richards were here several weeks ago and chased the Grand Centre quartz mine on Foots Creek, owned by the Anderson Bros, paying $5000 for the mine. They are putting a force of men to work in the mine, and are inspecting and buying other properties.
    C. Vroman has sold the major part of his Sardine Creek farm to J. U. Smith, the sawmill man, who intends to go into the cattle business quite extensively. The portion Mr. Smith purchased, containing about 200 acres, is mostly in alfalfa and is covered by an irrigating ditch which furnishes a good supply of water all summer. The balance of the farm Mr. Vroman's son, E. E. Vroman purchased; also the placer mine and mining ditches etc., adjoining the farm.
    Ex-postmaster Carl Phelps is doing a large business in dealing in mining propositions. He made the sale of the Grand Center Mine and many other undeveloped propositions in this vicinity. Investors have begun to realize the real value of Southern Oregon mines. Many mining men from Montana, Colorado and coast points have inspected the mines here during the past winter and there surely will be a rush of hundreds of them here in early spring to invest in quartz mines. The exhibits of the Bill Nye Mine at the Spokane Exposition last fall did wonders in advertising the mineral wealth of Southern Oregon. Mining men are wonderfully astonished when they find that we have scores of Bill Nye mines within a radius of a few miles of Gold Hill.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    S. F. Morine and daughter went to town Monday.
    Miss Belle Maness, of Central Point, is now making her home at the Pendleton farm.
    Verne Pendleton left Tuesday to visit his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn, near Medford.
    S. M. Nealon is putting up a neat new fence in front of his farm. There will be several others make new fences this spring.
    We are informed that there is soon to be a post office at the junction of the Eagle Point and Table Rock road, near the Montgomery place.
    Chas. Dickison and father went to town Tuesday. Chas. went for fruit trees to replace some that died in his new orchard. As he was remarkably fortunate in his last year's set, he will only have to get a few.
    The hard rains of Thursday and Friday put Rogue River on the warpath, and Saturday night it recorded its highest notch since '94. On this side of Bybee bridge it would swim a horse. Considerable damage was done to some of the fences on the bottom, but the loss to any one man is not enough to be serious.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Born--February 2, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin, a nine pound girl.
    Mrs. Russel, of Ashland, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mary Tayler, last week.
    Miss Clara Olson was the guest of Miss Bessie Flippen, Sunday.
    Montie and George Dunkin made a business trip to the Braden mines Sunday.
    Mr. Haskins, of the Hammersley place, was visiting this section Sunday evening.
    Charley Gorsline, of Medford, was visiting Barney Olson, and family, Thursday.
    Ira Noah, of Sams Valley, was visiting friends on Galls Creek Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cook were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Morris, of Rock Point Sunday.
    Dr. Morrill was called here to attend the sick child of Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, this week.
    Bert Dunkin was visiting George Taylor, who has been ill for a long time, last week. Mr. Taylor is improving at this time.
    The rains and melting snow in the mountains has swollen old Rogue River until it in higher than it has been for over a year.
Medford Mail, February 22, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    L. C. Bolle, of Wellen, spent a day here this week.
    Miss Lucy Hitch, who is at Callahans, Calif., is very ill.
    W. C. Owen, who has been clerking in a store at Harrison Gulch, Calif., returned to Central Point last week with his family.
    Mrs. O. L. Walden, of Medford, spent a day here this week.
    Mr. Terrill, of Brownsboro, was in town Saturday upon business.
    Russell Moore, of Lake Creek, was in town several days this week.
    Chas. E. Pomeroy, of Spikenard, was trading with our merchants Tuesday.
    Thomas Cingcade is very ill at this writing, with symptoms of appendicitis.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Wright were summoned to Phoenix Wednesday on account of the death of Mr. Wright's niece, Elva Stancliff.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Tom Reid was down from Jacksonville Monday upon business.
    Ivan Humason and Postmaster Reames visited Jacksonville on a mining deal Monday.
    Miss May Kellogg came up Monday from Grants Pass and is visiting here, and also friends in Sams Valley.
    Kasper Kubli was down from Jacksonville the first of the week looking after his mining interest on Galls Creek.
    J. W. Siros, of La Grande, a former resident of this place, arrived here Sunday for a few days' visit with old friends.
    Polk Hull was down from the Meadows Tuesday to meet his nephew, Mr. Roberts, recently from Kansas. They left the same day for Mr. Hull's home.
    Messrs. McKee and Richards left for Portland Saturday. Mr. Mark Whelan was left in charge of their mine, the Grand Center. He begins operation Monday with a crew of men.
    I. W. Cox has traded his residence property and blacksmith shop here for some farm property on Deer Creek, in Josephine County. He will leave soon with his family for their new home.
    Oscar Swacker's placer mine on Foots Creek produced a $65 dollar nugget this week, and was exhibited by Carl Phelps. The mine is located just below the Grand Center quartz mine. Mr. Swacker and son have taken a good many nuggets from their mine this winter, ranging from one-half to two ounces.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Mrs. J. B. Dunkin visited her home folks Monday.
    John R. Olson visited friends in Sams Valley Sunday.
    Wm. Flippen is confined to his bed with the mumps this week.
    Wallace Dunkin was visiting friends at Grants Pass last week.
    Mrs. H. B. Olson was the guest of Mrs. W. S. Cook one day last week.
    B. Williams, of Gold Hill, was doing business on Galls Creek, Saturday.
    Miss Hattie Eaton visited with Mrs. J. W. Dunkin, Monday and Tuesday.
    Miss Stella Olson was the guest of Miss Ada Hayes, of Gold Hill, last Friday.
    Geo. Askew came down from Grants Pass Monday, on his way to the valley.
    Will Shoemaker, of Foots Creek, was a pleasant caller at Miss Hattie Eaton's school, Monday.
    George Taylor, who has been quite ill for some time, is now able to take his place in school again.
Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Mrs. Mitchell was the guest of Mrs. Nichols Monday.
    Mrs. Roundtree was a pleasant caller at Mrs. Nichols last week.
    Robert Swinden and Elmer Higenbotham were on Foot[s] Creek Monday on business.
    Mumps are still an epidemic in this neighborhood; several cases are reported on the list.
    Miss Hamilton, of Applegate, is stopping with the family of Henry Nutt, during their illness.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts spent several days of last week visiting friends in Central Point and Medford.
    The hydraulic miners on Kanes Creek are rejoicing over the rains, as they have an abundance of water for piping.
    The recent rains are quite a disadvantage to the farmers, as they will be unable to get their spring plowing done for some time yet.
    Henry Nutt, who has been quite ill, is able to be about again, but not able to work yet. Charley Householder is driving Mr. Nutt's team at the quartz mill.

Medford Mail, March 1, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Wm. Holmes made a business trip to Medford Thursday.
    Mrs. J. C. Gregory, who has been quite ill, is very much improved.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hembree, of Medford, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Fredenburg, of Medford, spent Monday in town.
    Wm. Reames and H. Humason, of Gold Hill, were in town Wednesday.
    L. C. Belle and Mr. Gardner, of Spikenard, were in after supplies this week.
    Harry Harvey, of Gold Hill, was transacting business here the first of the week.
    Thomas Cingcade, who has been quite ill with pneumonia the past week, is improving.
    Mr. Boyd, who has been very ill with heart trouble for the past six months, is able to be on the streets again.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peninger, who have been spending several months in Washington, returned home Monday.
    Miss Mary Dawson left Wednesday for Eagle Point, near which place she will begin teaching a term of school next Monday.
    The pupils of the public school will give an entertainment at the brick hall Friday evening. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school.
    At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rogers, on Wednesday evening, March 6th, John F. Ramsey and Miss Cora E. Rogers were united in the holy bonds of wedlock by Elder A. J. Hanby, of Phoenix. Only relatives and a few intimate friends were present. After the marriage ceremony was performed the company was invited to a sumptuous supper, after which the evening was pleasantly spent in social converse. The bride and groom are well and favorably known and their many friends are wishing them a long and happy life. They will commence housekeeping at once on Mr. Ramsey's fine farm, about two miles from town.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Born--Feb. 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Foster, a son.
    L. W. Cox and family left for their new home in Josephine County last Thursday.
    The town board is entertaining a proposition from W. H. Eaton, of Ashland for a franchise to put in an electric light plant for public and private service.
    The Braden quartz mill will be closed down for about two weeks on account of an accident to the batteries, which will require new casting from Portland.
    At the annual school meeting Monday of this week Geo. Hammersley was elected Director for the three year term, and  J. J. Houck for the unexpired term of J. W. Masterson, resigned. Oris Crawford was elected clerk.
    The entertainment given by the teachers and pupils of the public school of this place last Friday was a grand success. The net proceeds amounted to $55, which will be used toward paying tor the organ recently purchased by the school.
    At the last meeting of the Gold Hill whist club, the tenth meeting, Mrs. C. L. Reames and Ivan Humason were declared winners of the first prizes, and Miss Elva Humason and A. E. Kellogg were given the booby prizes. The last series of games were very closely contested.
    T. C. Massie and Jas. McKee, the mining men came down Sunday from Portland, accompanied by H. G. Wright, who has since purchased the Big Foot quartz mine of Messrs. Foster and Wolf, consideration $5000. The Big Foot is a very promising mine located on Colvig Gulch two miles west of Gold Hill.
    A social ball was given in the I.O.O.F. Hall Thursday evening in honor of Thos. E. Hammersley, of Baker City, by his many friends of Gold Hill. He was formerly of this place, and is here on a visit to parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Hammersley, for the past few days, and will return to his home Saturday.
    A very pleasant surprise party was tendered R. L. Darling last Monday evening in honor of his twenty-sixth birthday anniversary. His friends bestowed upon him several nice presents. The evening was very enjoyably spent by those present, who were Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Darling, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Darling, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, Misses Ella Griffith, Lucy Yantis, Mary Downing, Floy McNeill and Florence Bolt, Messrs. Jno. Humphrey, J. P. Wells, Ed. Yantis, H. Woodcock, Ed Lemous, Mr. McDonough and Fritz Hammersley.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Garl T. Jones was among us last week doing some surveying for Chas. and Wm. R. Dickison.
    Miss Badger came over Monday with Mr. Hughes and commenced the spring term of school Tuesday.
    Wm. Shoults, of Medford, has decided to make Table Rock his home for the summer, and will move his family here next week.
    Talbert Sanford, of Ashland, was the guest of Verne Pendleton last week and enjoyed a few days shooting and sight seeing.
    The young friends of Geo. Nichols gathered at the residence of his parents on the evening of the 23rd and gave him a very pleasant surprise.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 8, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made Eagle Point a professional visit last week.
    C. C. Hall, of Tolo, was trading with our merchants Wednesday.
    A. J. Hanby, of Phoenix, made this city a business visit Saturday.
    Dr. Hinkle has just received a large assortment of fine stationery.
    Deputy Internal Revenue Collector D. T. Fox, of Ashland, spent Tuesday here.
    W. H. Bradshaw, one of Brownsboro's enterprising farmers and stockmen, was in our city Monday.
    Thos. Cingcade, who has been very ill at the home of his uncle, Geo. W. Little, is able to be out again.
    Miss Stella Stidham, who is teaching the primary grade of the Phoenix school, spent Sunday at home.
    Married--At the home of the bride's parents, near Tolo, March 10th, by Rev. J. C. Gregory, Geo. T. Sundden and Miss Emma L. Kincaid.
    Frank V. Jeffers and Mrs. Nellie McIneray were married on Wednesday of this week. They left the same day for Yreka, Calif., where they will make their future home.
    At the city election held last Monday the following officers were elected: Trustees, J. W. Merritt, John Clark, W. H. Patrick, H. Corum and Eli Mayer; treasurer, G. S. Moore; marshal, Bart Patrick; street commissioner, W. A. Owen; recorder, A. S. Jacobs.
Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 3



KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Ed. Swinden, who has been suffering with a very bad eye, is able to work again.
    Elmer Nichols, who has been ill with the grip for some time, is able to resume farming.
    Robert Swinden contemplates erecting a new barn soon and otherwise improving his place.
    Mr. Tharp, who has been living in this vicinity during the winter, has moved to Jacksonville.
    School commenced March 5th, with Mr. Masterson as teacher. This is his third term in this district.
    Mr. Wifley, of Medford, passed through here last Wednesday canvassing for the “Life of Queen Victoria.”
    Mrs. Aust. Knotts and Mrs. Perry Knotts and little daughter spent last Monday the guests of Mrs. Joel Stover.
    At the school meeting held the 4th, Mrs. John Brown was elected clerk and Messrs. Swinden, Foley and Householder were elected directors.

Medford Mail, March 15, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    John Ross is spending a few days at Gold Hill.
    Born--March 17th, to Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Askew, a daughter.
    C. R. Fifield, of Ashland, spent a couple of days here last week.
    T. J. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point precinct, was in after supplies Saturday.
    Mr. Stromayer and G. W. Rowland, of Gold Hill, spent Sunday with friends here.
    Wm. Cary, who is engaged in the furniture business at Gold Hill, spent Sunday with his family.
    R. A. Clark shipped a carload of corn to Grants Pass this week, receiving fifty cents per bushel for it.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Price left a few days ago for Tacoma, Wash., where they will make their future home.
    Rev. O. J. Gist, of Medford, will commence a series of meeting here Friday evening. All are invited to attend.
    Arthur Boswell, who has been clerking at Callahans, Calif., came home this week to spend a few days.
    Mrs. Nelson, of Siskiyou County, Calif., who has been visiting here, took Monday's train for Ashland, where she will spend a few days with relatives.
    The Rose brothers, of Trail Creek, were trading here Tuesday. These gentlemen are recent arrivals from Michigan and they are enthusiastic in their praises of our climate and country.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cowing will leave for the East soon.
    J. W. Marksbury, the ward medicine man, visited Gold Hill this week.
    Fred and Dock Mansfield left for Jacksonville Wednesday, to work in the Opp Mine.
    C. H. Marshall, of Grants Pass, came up Tuesday to visit for a few days with his father, W. M. Marshall.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg returned Wednesday from Grants Pass, where she has been visiting for the past week. 
    The following nominations were made by the Peoples' ticket for the coming city election for the first of April: councilmen, A. C. Stanley, W. H. Caine, G. F. Vosel, G. A. Landis and C. F. Young; recorder, Martin McDonough; marshal, John Humphry. The Citizens' convention made the following nominations:  councilmen, Oris Crawford,  J. J. Beeman, G. F. Vosel, C. F. Young and C. Vroman; recorder, A. E. Kellogg; marshal, Taylor Bailey.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


UPPER SAMS VALLEY ITEMS.
    Ira Noah made a trip to Table Rock last week.
    Miss Anna Noah was the guest of her friend Miss Mabel Scott recently.
    The people of Sams Valley are rejoicing because the big snow has drowned out the diggers.
    We are pleased to learn of the improvement of Anna and Edward Shipley from la grippe.
    The beautiful sunshiny weather has brought out the pretty flowers and sent the men to their work with a hope of good crops.
    Miss Anna Noah visited Miss Mabel Scott last Saturday and was accompanied home by Miss Mabel, who remained till the next day.
    We are sorry to hear of the illness of Wm. Payne, who is suffering from pneumonia and pleurisy. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, was called to see him one day last week.
    Married--At Grants Pass, March 14, 1901, Mr. Firman Zana, of Sams Valley, to Mrs. Betta Smith, of Grants Pass. They will make their future home in Sams Valley. Their many friends wish them a life of happiness.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Farmers are happy to be able to finish up the spring work.
    Mrs. S. F. Morine returned from Merlin Sunday, after a visit of several weeks with her mother.
    Miss Iva Purdin, of Medford, has been engaged to teach the Sams Valley school. The district, as well as the teacher, are to be congratulated.
    The Table Rock Irrigating Ditch Company will soon begin work of cleaning and repairing. Some flumes will have to be built and the bulkhead overhauled.
    A good bit of talk is going the rounds about oil and coal--but as yet no regular work has been done--still some of our friends have a million dollar smile on their faces.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 22, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Clark, March 20th, a daughter.
    H. Wilson of Grants Pass, made a business trip here this week.
    Walter Hodge has been ill for several days, but is some better now.
    Dr. Hinkle received a lot of fine stationery and school supplies this week.
    W. J. Freeman received a carload of buggies from Wisconsin this week.
    S. H. Glass, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants last Friday.
    James Barker, of Henley, Calif., is paying his sister, Mrs. Lee Ingram, a visit.
    Brown and Sons, of Eagle Point, came over Tuesday after a consignment of freight.
    Holmes brothers shipped a carload of flour to the Josephine County market this week.
    Mrs. Nancy Frary will leave for Washington in a few days where she goes to make her home.
    Mrs. Mary Cornish has purchased W. T. Leever's residence on Manzanita Street and moved thereto.
    Mrs. E. Miller and children, of San Francisco, arrived here Monday and will make their home here.
    Jay Davis has secured a contract for hauling wood at Jacksonville, and moved his family there this week.
    Misses Stella and Lizzie Stidham left for Glendale Sunday evening, where they go to take charge of the public school.
    Wm. Stidham had the misfortune to have a splinter strike him in the eye while splitting wood, Wednesday, and fears are that he will lose the injured member.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 3



TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Chas. Dickison and family spent Saturday and Sunday with Medford friends.
    Orlie Field and family left for Applegate last week, where Mr. F. goes to engage in mining.
    J. M. Whipple spent a couple of days here last week in preparing his work as Deputy Assessor.
    S. F. Morine and daughter visited Medford Saturday. Miss M. will remain with friends there for a week.
    J. W. Merritt spent a day with us last week looking over his interests in this section, and to attend the ditch meeting.
    Will Shoults and family have become members of Table Rock district, and may decide to make this their permanent home.
    Sadie Heffner left for California last week to join her mother. She has made her home with the family of E. H. Davis for a year or more.
    The Table Rock Ditch Company was organized last week. A board of directors, president, secretary and treasurer were elected, also Frank Adams as superintendent.
    Mrs. Jennings and daughter drove out from Medford Saturday to visit friends and at the same time be present at a meeting of the board of directors of the irrigating ditch company.
    Miss Dollie Badger has most royally succeeded in keeping up a lively interest among her pupils. The attendance has averaged twenty-four, which is something new for this small neighborhood.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Joe Dusenberry visited with Edward Olson Sunday.
    John Olson and Byron Dunkin have been prospecting the past week.
    Alex. Hill and E. Coffee made a business trip to Grants Pass Tuesday.
    Frank Lawrence is busily engaged this week in hauling ore from the Bill Nye mine.
    John Lilly, of Central Point, was the guest of H. B. Olson Monday.
    Geo. Taylor has been cutting wood for Perry Knotts , of Kanes Creek, the past two weeks.
    We are pleased to say that W. M. Flippin's children have recovered from their siege with the mumps.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dungey were visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. J. West, of Gold Hill, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.
    We are glad to learn that Mr. Noe has had excellent luck prospecting. He reports finding six parallel ledges within a few hundred feet of each other, which he intends to develop in a short time. The ledges vary from ten inches to two feet in width, the rock assaying several hundred dollars to the ton.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Mrs. John Brown was a visitor at the school last Friday.
    John Mitchell will leave soon for Colorado on a business trip.
    Mrs. Higenbotham was a visitor at Mrs. Miner's last Thursday.
    Dr. C. R. Ray's quartz mill has closed down waiting for repairs.
    Mrs. Swinden was the guest of Mrs. Higenbotham last Monday.
    Miss Ada Swinden was the guest of Miss Fannie Pening last Sunday.
    Mr. Householder and family were Kanes Creek visitors Sunday.
    Mesdames Doane and McDongall were Gold Hill visitors Wednesday.
    Mrs. Roundtree, of the Braden mine, was visiting Mrs. Mitchell Friday.
    George Taylor, of Galls Creek, is engaged this week in cutting wood for Perry Knotts.
    John Brown, of Kanes Creek, was doing business in Grants Pass the latter part of the week.
    John Knotts is still developing his quartz claim in Kanes Creek district, which is showing up well.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Knotts were transacting business in Jacksonville and Central Point last Saturday.
    A sawmill is looked for on Kanes Creek in the near future. We understand that parties from Washington will own and operate it.
    We understand that Dave Mardon and son, George, have struck a very rich and promising quartz mine near the head of Kanes Creek.
    Mr. McDongall has commenced cleaning up his winter's run of work. It will be a good clean-up for him as he has the richest placer ground on Kanes Creek.
    The carpenter work which was lately done on the Dardanelles school house and premises was a much needed improvement as the buildings had become quite dangerous.

Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    E. Gall was a Sams Valley caller this week.
    Mr. Payne, who has been quite ill, is somewhat improved.
    E. Gall is quite busy farming and building fence at present.
    Miss Anna Noah was visiting in Sams Valley one day last week.
    Messrs. Ira Noah and Aca Robinson spent last Sunday in Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs A. Noah made a business trip to Gold Hill this week.
    Mrs. Nancy Sisemore, of Gold Hill, is visiting friends in Sams Valley this week.
    Mr. Childers, of Gold Hill, has finished hauling telegraph poles from this neighborhood.
    Alonzo Noah has about finished up farming this spring. He has all his early garden planted.
    Frank Payne, who has been in San Francisco for the past nine months, has returned home.
    Miss Lizzie Zana, recently from Italy, has moved here and intends to make this her future home.
    The upper Sams Valley school will commence next month, but we have not heard who will teach it.
Medford Mail, March 29, 1901, page 5



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    It is reported that Chisholm and Hammersley have struck a large body of copper ore at a depth of one hundred feel at their Meadows mine.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm left Thursday for the Meadows District to look after his mining interests.
    H. G. Wright, owner of the Big Foot Mine, came down from Portland Monday to look after his interests here.
    Fielfield & Co, successor to A. R. Merritt, have finished taking stock and opened up for business Monday.
    Messrs. Mitchell, Morelock, Reames and Carter visited the Masonic Lodge at Jacksonville Wednesday evening.
    Nat Wolf, manager of the Big Foot Mine, is on the streets again, having recovered from the mumps and a severe attack of the grip..
    Clarke Williams reopened the Valley House Sunday, which has been closed for several weeks to make some changes and repairs.
    W. P. Easterbrook, of Grants Pass, who recently leased the Phelps building to engage in the drug business, opened up Monday with a fine line of goods.
    The A.O.U.W. Lodge of this place will reproduce their minstrel show at Central Point Saturday evening, under the auspices of the Lodge at that place.
    Ed Bolt returned Monday from Jump Off Joe where he has been employed at the O'Brien placer mine during the winter. He reports plenty of water and snow in that district when he left.
Medford Mail, April 12, 1901, page 3


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    Miss Ina Wood visited Gold Hill last week.
    Marion Hodges, of Beagle, was a caller here last Monday
    Ira and Elmer Noah made a flying trip to Moonville Saturday.
    Wm. Payne, who has been quite ill, was improving at last account.
    Mrs. A. Noah was the guest of Mrs. T. Pankey one day last week.
    Elmer Noah has gone to Eagle Point to visit friends for a few days.
    Mrs. Sam'l. Hodges is visiting friends in Sams Valley this week.
    Sherman Engledow has gone to Gold Hill to resume work in the mines.
    About an inch of snow fell last Saturday, putting a stop to plowing for a few days.
    Miss Pearl Morelock, of Gold Hill, is visiting Mrs. Moon, of Sams Valley, this week.
    Messrs. Davis and Obenchain are camped in this vicinity, being engaged in prospecting.
    Mr. and Mrs. Moon and Miss Pearl Morelock were visiting Mrs. Smith the first of the week.
    The lower Sams Valley school is progressing nicely with Miss Iva Purdin, of Medford, as teacher.
    Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hammersley and Homer Morelock passed through here last week en route to the Meadows.
    Alonzo Noah has been making several improvements on his father's farm, which he has leased for a term of years.
    Martin Perry, J. L. Rowe and E. Gall have been appointed appraisers of the estate of Mrs. Annie Engledow, deceased.
    The Easter services and dinner at the Chaparral school house last Sunday were very much enjoyed by all present.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rowe, who have been spending the winter in Sams Valley, have returned to their home in Josephine County.
    Thos. Pankey, of Gold Hill, was in our neighborhood one day this week looking after some horses which strayed away from that place.
    Sams Valley people are rejoicing over the new telephone line between here and Gold Hill. It will no doubt be of much benefit to this section.
    Elam Gall was aroused the other night by the barking of his dog, and upon investigating the matter found that the dog had treed a large coon which he proceeded to kill. This was the fifth coon killed in this neighborhood during the winter and spring.
Medford Mail, April 12, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Dr. Hinkle made a business trip to Gold Hill Wednesday.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made Medford a professional visit Monday.
    Robt. Lewis and Ralph Newman, of Eagle Point, were trading here Tuesday.
    Mrs. J. H. Gay has returned home from an extended visit with relatives at Ashland.
    Jacob Rodgers and family moved to Medford Monday, where they will reside in the future.
    Mrs. J. Hinkle and Miss Mary A. Mee visited relatives and friends on Applegate last week.
    F. M. Amy expects to erect a fine residence on his property in the north part of town in the near future.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wyatt left a short time ago for Siskiyou County, California, where Mr. Wyatt has employment in a sawmill.
    Gus Morris is serving an apprenticeship under stonecutter F. W. Wait, and hopes to be able soon to carve stone equal to anyone.
    W. L. Watkins, who has been spending the winter with his brother, Lee Watkins, of this place, left for Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hamrick left for Igerna, Calif., last week to spend a few months. Mr. Hamrick will work at one of the lumber camps.
    Mrs. Warren Mee, of Grants Pass, and Mrs. E. C. Sherman, of Ashland, who have been visiting relatives here, returned to their respective homes last week.
    Thomas Leever, who has been acting as superintendent of a large mine near Redding, Calif., the past few months, is paying a visit to relatives and friends at this place.
    W. D. Taylor, who spent a year here some time ago, but who has been living in Colorado of late, arrived here with his family Tuesday and will make this place their future home. These good people are welcomed by their many old friends.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Miss May Kellogg is confined to her bed with inflammatory rheumatism at her home in Grants Pass.
    T. Massie, Joseph McKee and McKee Jr., arrived Wednesday from Portland to look after their mining interests on Foots Creek.
    James Hays left Tuesday for Seattle to accept a position as purser on a steamer on the sound, owned by the Seattle Fish Company.
    C. L. Reames was tendered a birthday dinner, Wednesday, by his estimable wife. A number of invited guests were present.
    Messers. Williams and Mattern of Ashland, were in town Tuesday and made a trip to Water Gulch to look over mining property in that district.
    Mr. Fifield's family arrived Monday from Central Point and have taken up their residence in the Merritt residence adjoining the store building.
    J. R. Mitchell, the mining man, left with his family for Denver, Colorado, where they will locate permanently. He will still retain his mining interest here.
    W. E. Mallory, supreme counselor of the Order of Pendo, will organize a Lodge of that order here next Wednesday. Eighty-five have already subscribed as charter members.
    Mrs. J. G. Agner arrived Monday from the north. Mr. Agner is the gentleman who recently purchased the Lucky Bart mill and mine. They will reside at the mill on Sardine Creek.
    Prof. J. P. Wells, who has been at Jacksonville for the past week, returned home Wednesday. He has been serving on the board of teachers' examiners. Misses Donna Bell and Gertrude Richardson have had charge of his school during his absence.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 3


BEAGLE ITEMS.
    A large acreage of corn and sugar cane is being planted.
    Food on the range is exceptionally good this spring.
    Jack Frost has been a regular visitor here, but so far little damage has been done.
    Benj. Ragsdale and family have gone to eastern Oregon.
    R. D. Medley and children have gone to Newburg, Oregon.
    The orchards are clothed--in all the different colors of the rainbow.
    The grain fields are beginning to look a little more promising since the warm weather has come.
    Stacy & Rodgers have sold their threshing machine to H. Pelton and Ed. Cardwell of Sams Valley.
    The quarterly meeting of the M.E. Church, South, will be held at Antioch on the second Sunday in May.
    Rev. Stormer, of the M.E. Church, South, filled his appointment at Antioch school house on Sunday, the 14th.
    Our district school at Antioch is progressing nicely under the competent management of Miss Lila Sackett.
    We are now in touch with the people of America by telephone from Sams Valley, after 1900 years of waiting.
    Our friend and neighbor, S. H. Glass, is improving quite rapidly from his late injury, being able to walk a little each day.
    Mrs. S. Thompson, of Jacksonville, is here visiting relatives and friends. The lady has but recently recovered from a severe sick spell and is here for the benefit of her health, which, we are glad to know, is steadily improving.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 5


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    A. Noah made a business trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    The farmers are all busy in this section of the country.
    Elmer Noah has gone to Eagle Point to work during the summer.
    The frost has not damaged the fruit on this side of the river any so far.
    Thos. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, was in Sams Valley on business one day last week.
    Rev. Stormer, of Ashland, preached at Moonville last Sunday to a fair sized audience and will hold services there again the second Sunday in May.
    Alf. Lewis and family, of Gold Hill, passed through this neighborhood last Sunday en route to Ramsey canyon, where he is engaged at work in some mines.
Medford Mail, April 19, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Born--April 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. George Clark, a son.
    Mrs. Fred Fredenburg, of Henley, visited friends here this week.
    John Olwell is making an extended trip through Washington.
    Born--April 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wright, a ten-pound son.
    Mrs. J. E. Harvey, of Gold Hill, spent Saturday with friends of this city.
    Mrs. Mary E. Smith, of Medford, made friends here a visit on Friday.
    Mrs. Mary Severance, of Eagle Point, spent a day with friends here this week.
    Mrs. Madge Wall, of Glendale, is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beal.
    P. L. Simpkins and family, of Woodville, spend a couple of days here this week visiting relatives.
    Miss May Ingram left for Los Angeles last week, where she goes to spend the summer with relatives.
    A. M. Clark had the misfortune while working in the quarry, near town, to have a chain break and throw a crowbar through his cheek, making a painful wound, and breaking out three of his teeth. Dr. Cole was called and dressed the wound.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    C. F. Young visited Ashland Wednesday upon business.
    Capt. E. Kellogg was up from Grants Pass Monday upon business.
    F. M. Reed, of Jacksonville, has purchased the saloon business of I. Wright, and will open up about May 1sT.
    Mrs. J. J. Houck returned Monday from Corvallis, accompanied by her father,  J. M. Osborn, who is quite feeble from a recent attack of pneumonia.
    Carl Phelps is having ground broken for a new residence on 3rd and B streets, and W. H. Caine, the druggist, is preparing to build a residence on 5th and B streets.
    The Humason Mine is preparing to make a big run on ore from J. R. Mitchell's “Alice Mine”. The quartz mills in this district are all running at their full capacity.
    The most extensive strike made in the history of the Braden Mine was made the first of the week. It is a large body of ore and ledge matter that is all specimen rock which will run up to several thousand dollars a ton.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bolt, of Grants Pass, visited Mrs. Bolt Sunday.
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg visited relatives in Sams Valley Monday and Tuesday.
    Mrs. J. L. Hammersley is confined to her bed with a severe attack of neuralgia.
    There will be a call meeting the first of next week to make arrangements for a grand celebration here July 4tH. Gold Hill does not propose to be outdone this year by any of the valley towns in celebrating.
    Messrs. Fitzgibbon & son reported Monday that a very rich pay streak has been struck in their ”Dixie Queen” Mine on Foots Creek and they will soon commence to the Houck mill on a run of two hundred tons.
    Mr. Sutton and Associates who recently leased the “Roaring Gimlet” Mine of Houch and Haft, have struck a large body of pocket rock that will produce its thousands. Mr. Sutton and partners are experienced miners who came here last winter. This strike will make them rich men.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Miss Martha Horn is very ill with lung trouble.
    Ada and Frank Dungey were visiting in Gold Hill Sunday.
    John Bowman and family left Wednesday for Cottage Grove.
    Jack Frost has done much damage to the fruit in this section.
    Mrs. Lizzie Flippin was the guest of Mrs. Lucinda Olson Sunday.
    Frank Lawrence and his mother made a trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Alex Armstrong and family have moved to Gold Hill for the summer.
    We are sorry to say that Bert Dunkin is very ill with the rheumatism.
    Mrs. Mary Taylor visited her mother, Mrs. Russell, of Ashland, last week.
    Miss Anna Noah, of Sams Valley, was the guest of Miss Stella Olson last week.
    Miss May Lawrence was the guest of Clara and Minnie Olson Saturday.
    Miss Stella Olson was visiting Miss Blanche Vroman, of Gold Hill, Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cook visited with Mr. and Mrs. Morris at Rock Point Sunday.
    Miss Della Miller has been stopping with Miss Lizzie Dunkin for the past few weeks.
    John Miller and Byron Dunkin have taken the contract for cutting wood for K. K. Kubli.
    Miss Oliver Dungey has finished her work in Gold Hill, and came home Thursday evening.
Some of the farmers of Galls Creek have stopped plowing on account of the dry weather and the want of rain.
    Frank Dungey and Miss Hattie Eaton made a trip to Foots Creek Monday, where Miss Eaton will commence teaching the Foots Creek School, next Monday.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Miss Nina Householder visited Miss Effie Roundtree Sunday.
    The Dardanelles school is progressing nicely under the management of Mr. Masterson.
    The Misses Rollans left Saturday for Salem where they will reside with their mother.
    Mr. Tharp, of Jacksonville, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting in this neighborhood.
    Perry Knotts, the expert pocket hunter, has discovered a large pocket on his claim near Gold Hill.
    Mr. Roundtree and family have rented the Jas. Birdsey farm on Kanes Creek, and will take possession in a few days.
    The parties who bought the mine owned by Swinden & Knotts have commenced hauling quartz to the Houck mill at Gold Hill. Ike Householder is doing the hauling.
    Mr. and Mrs. Al. Boggis and children, of Hornbrook, Calif., are here visiting relatives and friends. Mr. B. has been working in a mine at the above named place for about two years.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and family, who have been living on the Birdsey farm for the past two years, have left for Denver, Colo., their former home. Mr. Mitchell is a mining man and owns several good mines in Jackson County. They may return in the fall.

Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Some of the knights of the rod and reel say that fishing is good at present.
    Chas. and Albert Morine left for Elk Creek, Tuesday on a prospecting tour.
    Dept. Assessor Whipple is reported down with the mumps, at Woodville.
    John Vincent left for Klamathon Monday, to investigate a lumber hauling contract.
    Chas. Dickison began fencing his outside land Tuesday. This will give him an abundance of pasture.
    The late frost seems to have killed much of the fruit but we still predict a good crop on most varieties.
    Mrs. B. Vincent made a visit to Medford Sunday and brought her niece back with her for a visit at Table Rock.
    The work on the water ditch is completed except repairing a few of the boxes. The supply of water will be abundant this year.
    F. M. Stewart, the real estate man, of Medford, had one of his customers out here to look over some properties, Tuesday.
    We have heard from many sheep owners of the uncommon number of twin lambs this spring, but J. W. Merritt is the only one that has reported triplets and all doing well. One of his ewes has three nice lambs and very kindly mothers all of them. This is a very uncommon occurrence.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 3


BEAGLE ITEMS.
    There is no serious illness in this community at the present time.
    The air is filled with the unpleasant odor of the chaparral brush.
    Amick Bros have gone to California to engage in the lumbering business.
    Deputy Sheriff Dave Thompson, of Jacksonville, passed through here this week en route to Trail.
    Marion Hodges and family, of Beagle, start in a few days for Crescent City, Calif., to remain during the summer for the benefit of Mrs. H.'s health.
    Road Supervisor Thos. Daley is soliciting subscriptions from the different towns in the valley with which to build a winter road around Upper Table Rock. The cause is a good one.
    J. G. Martin and family, accompanied by Mrs. Thompson, of Jacksonville, were trading in Medford one day this week. Mrs. Thompson's health is much improved since visiting the Table Rock country.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 5


SPIKENARD ITEMS.
    Sam'l. Walker was in Gold Hill the first of the week.
    Wm. Carter was at Moonville Thursday on business.
    Ira Love made Central Point a business visit Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Carter have moved to Sardine Creek.
    Charley and John Phillips are building fence for E. C. Pomeroy.
    Mr. McFall, of Central Point, was in the Meadows Tuesday on business.
    Ed. Welch, who has been mining on Sardine Creek, has returned home.
    Miss Myrtle Love went to Central Point Friday to visit her sister, Miss Clara.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Walker, who purchased the Harris place, moved there Tuesday.
    Mrs. L. Bolle and daughter, Miss Anna, went to the valley Friday to remain until Sunday.
    Cora and Winnie Greninger, who have been attending school in Ashland, returned home Sunday.
    Miss Lena Walker, who has been quite ill for the past week, is much improved, we are pleased to learn.
    Geo. Walker and family have moved on the J. Wrisley place, near the summit of the Meadows mountain.
    Mr. Chapman and family, of Arizona, moved up here the first of the week.  They are living on Mrs. Chaffey's place.
    School opened Monday morning, April 15th, with good attendance.  A. J. Hanby has charge of the school again this year.
    J. H. Farleigh and family, of Medford, moved to Spikenard last Friday.  Mr. F. recently bought the Wm. Mayfield farm.
    Clarence Prock, who has been spending the winter in Douglas County, returned to Spikenard last week to visit friends for a few weeks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Curt Prock, of Woodville, are spending the week visiting friends in the Meadows. Mrs. P. is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Welch.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 5


SAMS CREEK ITEMS
By A.E.N.
    Scott Gall was a Moonville caller Saturday.
    Mrs. Aretta Smith is visiting friends in Grants Pass this week.
    Firman Zana made a business trip to Gold Hill one day last week.
    Miss Anna Noah was visiting friends in Gold Hill a few days last week.
    The dance at Moonville last Friday night was well attended and all reported a good time.
    The sunshiny weather is making everything grow, and grass on the range was never better than it is this spring.
    Messrs. Fritz Hammersley, Robt. Bailey and Roy Hollaway, of Gold Hill, attended the dance at Moonville last Friday night.
    Elmer Noah came home Sunday for a visit, remaining overnight. He was accompanied by his uncle, Owen Wood, of Eagle Point.
Medford Mail, April 26, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    John S. Sims is doing carpenter work in Table Rock precinct.
    Frank Morine is taking the annual assessment here this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. Moore, of Big Butte, are visiting relatives here.
    I. J. Purkeypile and J. E. Ross made Glendale a business trip last week.
    J. L. Downing, of Ashland, and T. J. Downing, of Gold Hill, attended the funeral of their brother, the late F.T. Downing, here last Sunday.
    Miss Birdie Jones, of Tolo, visited friends here last week.
    Miss Lizzie Gibson is acting as saleswoman in Cranfill & Robinett's store.   
    Mrs. Anna Thomas, of Eagle Point, spent a day with friends here last week.
    C. M. Wiseman and family, late of Louisiana, have become residents of our city.
    D. B. Mardon and family of Gold Hill precinct, spent Tuesday in our city.
    W. M. Holmes and J. H. Messner made Thompson Creek a visit last Sunday.
    Mrs. Bebb and children, of Grants Pass, visited relatives and friends here last week.
    E. E. Olwell, who has been taking a course in Heald's business college, returned home last week.
    Prof. L. A. Stocking's wife and children are all down with the measles at Tacoma, Wash.
    Thos. Carson and Pearl Lynes left for California last week, where they go to seek employment.
    Miss Stella Stidham, who is teaching school at Glendale, spent a few days at home last week.
    There was a large attendance at the May Day ball at the hotel, and all report having had a good time.
    Mrs. E. A. Wall, of Glendale, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. W. H. Beal, returned home Saturday.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Mrs. John Barnebury, of Medford , visited relatives here Sunday.
    H. M. Stoutenger left for Hornbrook Monday to engage in mining.
    J. J. Houck was in Grants Pass several days this week upon business.
    Messrs. Rosenthal and Sears, of Medford , spent Saturday night here upon business.
    Rev. Jones, of Jacksonville, held services at the M.E. church last Sunday morning and evening.
    Misses Colvig and McClallen and Messrs. McCarthy and Neil were visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Reames Sunday.
    Glenn Owens has taken a position at the Gold Hill Mine as foreman, and moved his family there Monday.
    G. W. McDonald, recently of the Ashland Mine, has taken a position as superintendent of the Braden mill and mine.
    The residence occupied by Fred Johnson and owned by C. Vroman, on Third and G streets, was consumed by fire Monday afternoon; loss $300, no insurance. Mr. Vroman had bargained for the property from Dan Richards only the day before, and paid the money over to Mr. Richards about an hour before the fire.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 3


ASBESTOS ITEMS.
By Mountaineer.
    The prospect for an abundant crop of fruit in this section was never better than the present.
    Austin Myers, who has been assisting Wilford Gardner for some time on the Clark ranch, returned to his home near Beagle Saturday.
    Mr. Griner is busy preparing the land for his new potato patch. Mr. G. thoroughly understands all the points necessary to the production of first-class potatoes and other vegetables.
    John Woolfolk and family came up from Grants Pass a few days ago, Mr. W.'s object being to rent the Williams farm provided he finds conditions favorable. We hope he will find it to his interest to remain with us.
    From the county papers and other sources we learn that many people have recently come to this county seeking locations. Some have found the object sought while others have failed to do so and have gone elsewhere, and thus Jackson County has probably lost many who would have proved desirable additions to her population.
    We advise home seekers of the future, and especially those who wish to engage in fruit growing or stockraising, to take a look at this section before concluding to try their luck in some other part of the country. Here they will find soil and climatic conditions unexcelled by those of any other part of Southern Oregon, an extensive stock range suitable for horses, cattle or hogs, inexhaustible timber for all purposes, water in abundance, etc.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 3



BEAGLE ITEMS.
    Refreshing showers are falling and the tiller of the soil is happy in consequence.
    J. B. Welch, our enterprising sawmill man, of the Meadows, will start his mill May 1st.
    Owing to sudden illness of our very efficient teacher at Antioch, Miss Lila Sackett, school was compelled to adjourn for a week.
    Our neighbor, John Armstrong, had the misfortune to cut off the small toe of his left foot with an ax while chopping wood recently.
    On the 26th of this month was the hardest frost, and it is generally claimed one-half of the fruit is killed on the north side of Rogue river.
    L.C. Coleman, a capitalist, accompanied by two gentlemen, are in our midst, the former looking after his extensive real estate interests and the latter for oil indications.
    Two head of cattle have recently been found dead on the range in the vicinity of New Hope Church, and it is the supposition they died from blackleg. This should be thoroughly investigated.
    Messrs. Pelton and Cardwell have moved the threshing machine outfit which they recently purchased from Stacey and Rodgers to Sams Valley and will overhaul and put in new machinery.
    Grandpa and Grandma Armstrong met with quite a loss by the burning of their henhouse with all its contents, including some three dozen purebred Langshan chickens. Their residence and all outbuildings had a very narrow escape from burning.
    Road Supervisor T. Baily has recently returned from his extensive trip visiting the different towns in the valley soliciting aid for the purpose of building a good substantial wagon road around the Upper Table Rock. He reports everything encouraging in the liberal manner the business and real estate men responded to their interests, as well as the traveling public. The county offers one dollar for every two dollars' work put on said piece of road. Mr. Baily is also having a road scraper made for the various roads in his jurisdiction. It is intended to level the surface and fill up the wagon ruts, which will certainly expedite the work and be a great improvement on the old method of road building.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


SPIKENARD ITEMS.
    J. H. Farleigh went to Central Point Friday.
    Wm. Carter was in Sams Valley last week for seed grain.
    E. C. Pomeroy made Gold Hill a business visit last Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chapman made Medford a business call Friday.
    Joe Mayfield went down to Table Rock Saturday to look after some horses.
    Wm. Mayfield was in Gold Hill and Jacksonville the latter part of last week.
    Miss Allie Carter is spending the week visiting with the family of J. B. Welch.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griner, of Asbestos, spent Sunday with E. C. Pomeroy and family.
    Miss Clara Love, of Central Point, is paying her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Love, a visit.
    Died--Near Spikenard, Jackson County, Oregon, April 26, 1901, of consumption, Lena, the dearly beloved daughter of Samuel Walker, aged fifteen years, nine months and twenty-eight days. She was born in Douglas County, Oregon, June 20, 1885. Three years ago the death angel visited the home of Mr. Walker and laid the icy hand of death on the beloved wife and mother. The remains were laid to rest by that of her mother, near Spikenard, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Lena was a kind and affectionate girl, and her presence will be greatly missed in the home and the community. Lena leaves a father, two little brothers and many friends to mourn her untimely death. Mr. Walker has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    Ira Noah visited friends at Eagle Point one day last week.
    Wm. Scott called at Elam Gall's last Thursday on business.
    Ed. Pankey and James Fleming started for The Dalles last Monday.
    Miss Zella Crith, of Grants Pass, is visiting with Mrs. Areta Smith this week.
    Mr. A. Sisemore was visiting a few days last week with A. Noah and family.
    Mrs. Cooksey, of Central Point, is visiting her son, J. L. Rowe, and family this week.
    Ray Fleming, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Floyd Noah last Friday and Saturday.
    We had a big frost and quite a lot of ice, but can't tell as yet whether the fruit is damaged or not.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. A. Noah went to Gold Hill Wednesday to attend the Pendo lodge.
    Albert Gall's house narrowly escaped being burned one day last week, fire having caught in the flue and burning considerable of the roof.
Medford Mail, May 3, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Elder Gregory preached at Gold Hill last Sunday.
    Mrs. Isaac Kent visited friends in Medford Wednesday.
    W. C. Owen was over from Hornbrook Tuesday to visit his family.
    T. M. Amy went to Hornbrook, Calif., last week to spend a couple of weeks.
    S. W. McClendon is out with some homeseekers this week showing them the valley.
    George Ross has been confined to his room the past week with a severe attack of lumbago.
    A number of our citizens attended circuit court in Jacksonville last week as witnesses in the Dean suit.
    The members of W. H. Harrison Post, No. 67, have just given their hall a new coat of paint, which is a great improvement to the building.
    Harry Caton, of Wellen, and Miss Effie Pankey, of this city, were married at the home of Justice Jacobs in this city Wednesday afternoon, and left for Wellen in the evening. Their many friends here extend congratulations.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 3



KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Isaac Householder spent Saturday at Mr. Brown's.
    Frank Roundtree was transacting business in Medford last Monday.
    Miss Ethel Brown is at present working for the family of Henry Nutt's.
    Al. Boggis has returned to California, but Mrs. Boggis and the children will remain here for some time.
    Mr. Stagers, of Washington, will soon have his sawmill on Kanes Creek in operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higenbotham and will Higenbotham spent Sunday on Rogue River.
    Miss Nettie Dodge, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Mrs. Kate McDougall several days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor, of Galls Creek, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Swinden last Sunday.
    Farmers in this section have abandoned the plow at present on account of the dry condition of the ground.
    Ed. And Ada Swinden left last Thursday on their wheels for Grants Pass, at which place they will visit for some time.
    H. H. Way, of Georgia, who has been visiting his niece, Mrs. A. Knotts, and family, left a few days ago for Portland.
    Perry Knotts and Sam'l Hodges will leave soon for California on a prospecting tour. They expect to be gone all summer.
    Mr. Roundtree, who has been living on the Braden place, has moved to the Birdsey farm, which he has rented for a term of years.
    Geo. Swinden, of Grants Pass, is at present the guest of his brother, Robt. Swinden. We are sorry to say that the gentleman is in very poor health.
    Mr. and Mrs. Doane, who have been residents of Kanes Creek for the past four years, left last week for San Francisco to remain during the summer.
    The parties, who bought the Roaring Gimlet mine, on Kanes Creek, have struck it rich. Last week they had taken out over $10,000, and it still continues to pay well. They make from $150 to $200 a day right along.
    The residence of Alfred Anderson and Henry Nutts was totally destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The origin of the fire is unknown. When discovered it was under too much headway to be checked. There was no insurance on the house. The families have moved to the house recently vacated by Mr. Roundtree.

Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5



BEAGLE ITEMS.
    Our new road scraper is up-to-date and is doing good work.
    Rev. Corwin, of Medford, preached Sunday at New Hope Church.
    Dan'l. Reynolds and son, of Medford, are visiting their old home near Asbestos.
    W. J. Freeman, the wide awake implement dealer of Central Point, visited this section last week.
    Israel Harris and family have sold their mountain home here and are preparing to leave for Idaho.
    Miss Lila Sackett has returned from Medford much improved in health and has resumed teaching at this place.
    Spring seeding is now a thing of the past and the much jaded work horses are given the freedom to recuperate on the excellent range.
    Mrs. D. E. Thompson, who has been visiting relatives in this section for the past month, has returned to her home in Jacksonville.
    The majestic oak is once more clothed with a rich foliage of leaves and blossoms and the Table Rock country is carpeted with many rare and fragrant flowers.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    Scott Gall made a business trip to Medford last Friday.
    Miss Zella Kurth was the guest of Anna Noah one day last week.
    John Payne has gone to the Bybee ranch to work during the summer.
    Sam'l. Rothery was visiting friends in this neighborhood a few days this week.
    Miss Bertha Morrison was the guest of Misses Lucy and Ethel Rowe Sunday.
    Miss Maude Harvey, of Gold Hill, was visiting friends in Sams Valley Sunday.
    Mrs. Jane Noah and family visited her mother, Mrs. Kelsoe, Saturday and Sunday.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5



MEADOWS ITEMS.
    E. C. Pomeroy made Medford a business call Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chapman are spending a few days in the valley.
    Geo. Chaffey visited the family of J. B. Welch, Sunday and Monday.
    H. H. Mitchell, of Asbestos, was in the Meadows Wednesday on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis passed through the Meadows Friday on their way to Asbestos.
    E. Gray, of Gold Hill, passed through the Meadows Wednesday, on his way to Trail Creek.
    John Walker, our enterprising road supervisor, has made great improvements on the roads this week.
    Messrs. Fletcher and Reed, of Medford, have a crew of men at work prospecting their Cinnabar ledge.
    Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hammersley, of Gold Hill, spent Monday visiting Mrs. H.'s sister, Mrs. Wm. Mayfield.
    Ola Hull, who is attending the Ashland normal school, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting his father.
    Miss Clara Love, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Love, returned to Central Point Friday.
    J. H. Farleigh went to Medford Wednesday after a load of grain. Mr. F. has recently purchased a span of fine horses.
Medford Mail, May 10, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Miss Susie Applegate visited friends here during the week.
    Mrs. J. C. Pendleton, of Table Rock, spent Wednesday in our city.
    Mrs. Wm. Cary, who has been very ill, is now able to be out again.
    Mrs. E. Whelpley, of Beagle, spent a day here this week with friends.
    Mr. Gilmore and family, late of the Willamette Valley, have become citizens of our town.
    Mrs. Stidham and daughters, Daisy and Bertha, spent last week in Grants Pass visiting friends.
    Wm. Nichols and family moved to Mr. Merritt's farm, across Rogue River, this week, for the summer.
    William Grieve, who has charge of the Ish farm, on upper Rogue River, was in after supplies this week.
    Mrs. W. C. Owen, who has been visiting relatives here the past month, left for her home at Hornbrook last week.
    The Ladies' Aid Society will give an ice cream social in the old G.A.R. hall Friday evening. All are cordially invited to attend.
    The school board elected Prof. A. J. Hanby principal of our school, and A.O. Freel, Mrs. A. J. Hanby and Miss Zuda Owens assistant teachers at their regular meeting Monday.
    Mr. Ira Grigsby and Miss Maude Hobbs were married at the home of Justice A. S. Jacobs last Sunday. Their many friends extend congratulations to the happy couple.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Miss Nora McClendon, of Ashland, was visiting friends here several days this week.
    Miss Jessie Betts left Monday for Hornbrook, where she will visit friends for several weeks.
    Joseph Owens came up from Hornbrook Tuesday to look after his mining interest here.
    Mr. and Mrs. K. Kubli, of Jacksonville, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Reames several days this week.
    Quite a number of our citizens went to Jacksonville Wednesday as witnesses in the Joseph Douden will contest, which is on the court docket this week.
    Gold Hill is experiencing a boom in residence building this year. Several new houses are already under construction, material is on the ground for others, and many are being planned. There will probably be over fifty built this year, among them several costing from $2000 to $3000.
    Gold Hill will celebrate the 4th of July in grand style this year, and we extend a hearty welcome to all in the surrounding towns and country to come and celebrate with us. At a mass meeting held last Tuesday a permanent organization was perfected to arrange for the celebration. W. A. Carter was elected chairman and C. Phelps secretary. The following committees were appointed:  finance, Messrs. Young, Reames and Phelps; arrangement, Messrs. Beeman, Kellogg and Smith; programs, Messrs. Carter, Wells and Pope; orations, G. R. Hammersley; marshal of the day, Lieut. Reeves, U.S.A.
    Frank Caldwell was quite seriously injured on Monday of last week by a horse falling on him while driving cattle for his employer, E. C. Wells. He was unconscious for several hours and was confined to his room a few days, but at this writing is able to be on the street again.
    Last Sunday the Medford baseball Nine defeated the Gold Hill boys with a score of 21 to 11. The game was hotly contested until the sixth inning, when the Gold Hill boys made a few bad plays which resulted in their defeat. There were several young men accompanying the  Medford team who imbibed too freely of bad whiskey and acted in such a disgraceful manner both in town and on the ball grounds, by their shameful language and insults to the ladies present, that some of the gentlemen were obliged to interfere and give them a severe punishment. I hope the boys will take warning and consider themselves lucky to have escaped without being more severely dealt with. The people were thoroughly disgusted with their conduct and will not stand a second offense.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Born--May 3, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams, a son.
    W. R. Dickison, and his granddaughter, Miss Gracie, left Monday morning for a trip to the fish hatchery, on Rogue River.
    Several in this neighborhood are talking of taking the trip to Ashland next Tuesday for the chance of seeing President McKinley.
    Mrs. S. F. Morine and Miss Meta went to Medford Sunday, the former to remain a few days visiting friends and having dentistry done.
    Deputy Assessor Whipple is at work again and Deputy Morine left this week for the upper Rogue River country to interview the farmers and stockmen.
    A. Dickison has been making considerable improvement about his place in the form of new fencing, the string on the side of the rock makes a brave showing.
    Sunday seemed to be the day for excursions to various parts of the country; several parties took the climb to the top of Table Rock and enjoyed the fine view therefrom.
    J. C. Pendleton made a flying trip home from Ashland, the last of the week, where he is taking up the work interrupted by his late sickness, and reports everything moving smoothly.
    W. T. York, of Medford, has been seen in these parts quite frequently of late accompanied by strangers. Looks as if outsiders were getting interested in this part of the valley.
    Hon. J. W. Merritt is perfecting the preparations to shear his band of sheep by machinery. The work will be commenced in a few days at the Curry place, and will attract considerable attention as it will be quite a novelty.
    Deputy C. C. Taylor spent Saturday with Assessor Pendleton checking up a large and very satisfactory amount of work. Mr. Taylor will now devote a few weeks to work at home, trying to make a tangible raise in the valuation of his own farm.
    Marion Nealon and his sister came over from Willow Springs Sunday, where Miss May has been for a week or more during the illness of her uncle, T. C. Law; she reports him much better, but still not able to be around. Marion returned the same evening.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Mrs. James Taylor was at Gold Hill Monday.
    Fred Taylor left for Ashland one day last week.
    John Olson was visiting the home folks Monday.
    Mrs. M. Obenchain is quite ill with the mumps this week.
    Miss Oliver Dungey is stopping with Mrs. Graham this week.
    Ed Swinden , of Kanes Creek, was visiting friends here last Monday.
    P. Knotts , of Kanes Creek, was in this vicinity on Tuesday of last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin were visiting H. B. Olson and family Sunday.
    Mr. Walker, of Gold Hill, came up Monday with a party of prospectors.
    Edward Rhoten, of Kanes Creek, was a caller at Wm. Blackert's last Sunday.
     Will Gorsline passed through here one day last week on his way to Glendale.
    Willie Graham, of Blackwell district, was visiting friends on Galls Creek Friday.
    Mrs. O. E. Gorsline, of Medford, was the guest of Mrs. Lucinda Olson last Thursday.
    Mrs. Lawrence and little daughter, May, were at Gold Hill Monday upon business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rucker and son and Miss Zora Horn left for California last week.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, who is teaching school on Foots Creek, was the guest of Mrs. W. S. Cook Saturday and Sunday.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 5


BEAGLE ITEMS.
    Glass Bros. are cutting their twenty-acre field of corn.
    L. C. Bolle passed through here the other day on his way to his mountain home in the Meadows.
    Horace Pelton, of Sams Valley, is in our midst gathering his cattle preparing for his annual drive to Klamath County.
    I am creditably informed by those that have in quite an acreage of corn that it has come up exceptionally well and the stand is all that could be wished for.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dan Reynolds, formerly of the Meadows, removed the remains of their little child from the old home place, where it was buried twelve years ago, to the Antioch cemetery this week.
    We are sorry to report S. H. Glass, who was seriously injured some time ago by a horse, is not improving as rapidly as his many friends would wish. His arm and hand are giving him much pain.
    The quarterly meeting of the M.E. Church, South, was held at the Antioch school house May 12th. Rev. Fitch, the presiding elder, and Rev. Stormer, the minister in charge of this church, were present. The former delivered two very interesting discourses and administered baptism to the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Brisco, of Trail. Good singing and an old-fashioned basket dinner were very much appreciated by all. Among those in attendance we notice a number of young lady school teachers from adjoining districts who were Miss Dawson, of Trail, Miss Mickey, of Mountain, Miss McWilliams, of Chaparral, Miss Lila Sackett, of Antioch and Miss Helen Holtan.
Medford Mail, May 17, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Mack made friends at Jacksonville a visit last week.
    Mrs. Thos. Wright, of Willow Springs, is very ill this week.
    I. J. Purkeypile made a business trip to Douglas County last week.
    G. S. Samuels will begin a term of school on Big Butte next Monday.
    Mrs. George Stidham, of Glendale, visited relatives and friends here this week.
    Mr. Orr, of Klamath County, was in town this week and disposed of several head of horses while here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Corum visited their daughter, Miss Eunice, who has charge of the Thompson Creek school, last week.
    Misses Cynthia and Susie Applegate, of Jacksonville, attended the entertainment given by the A.O.U.W. lodge Saturday evening.
    Rev. O. J. Gist preached his farewell sermon here last Tuesday evening. He has many friends here who are sorry to part with him.
    Mrs. Esther Sinclare and Mrs. Nancy Frary expect to start next Tuesday for Joplin, Mo., where they will make their future home.
    James Smith, formerly a resident of this place, but late of Wisconsin, has returned to Oregon to locate. He has many friends here who welcome him back.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory will preach the memorial sermon at the M.E. Church next Sunday, and Hon. C. B. Watson, of Ashland, will deliver an address on Decoration Day at the M.E. hall.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    R. L. Darling is on the sick list with the grip.
    Mrs. C. F. Young was visiting friends in Ashland during the past week.
    Jno. H. McClendon left for Hornbrook Tuesday on a visit to relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stacey, of Sams Valley, visited here and Grants Pass Saturday and Sunday.
    Engineer J. S. Howard and crew have been very busily engaged in surveying mining property in this district the past few days.
    Recorder Kellogg has been confined to his bed with a very severe attack of grip, but is able to be out again and attend to business.
    Ed. Lemons and W. E. Darling will leave for Klamath County to spend the summer in looking over the country for a stock ranch.
    While hauling lumber at Grants Pass last week Bert Kellogg was seriously bruised up by a small bridge breaking down with him and throwing him from the road. No bones were broken.
    There is quite an activity among the quartz mills in this vicinity and all are running their utmost capacity. A number of teams are engaged in hauling to the Humason and the Houck custom mills.
    Gold Hill can boast of what but few towns can, and that is a paying quartz mine in its limits. Mr. Theirl, our genial baker, several years ago sank a shaft on his vacant lots on Sixth and C streets to prospect a ledge and since then has taken out several tons of ore that paid quite fairly. The shaft is down about sixty feet and he is now drifting on the ledge. The Houck mill crushed a small run last week and the prospects are that it will be a steady thing.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3


ASBESTOS ITEMS.
By Mountaineer.
    The body of a child buried here in 1884 was exhumed a few days ago and reinterred at Antioch cemetery, A. L. Wooley being entrusted with the task.
    Frank Davis came over from Medford last week accompanied by Mr. Johnson, a prosperous farmer, of North Dakota. Mr. J. is taking a general look at Southern Oregon with a view to settling here, in the near future, provided he succeeds in finding a suitable location. He seemed favorably impressed with this section, pronouncing it well adapted to stockraising, that being the business in which he wishes to engage.
    Never, perhaps, since the first white man set foot upon the soil of Southern Oregon have deer been as scarce in this part of the country as at present. This is not easily accounted for since there has, for several years, been comparatively little hunting done. It may be that this dearth of game is due to the story told by Deputy Game Warden Howser about the professional deer skinners from California with their Indian guides, the piles and piles of deer carcasses found, etc, the deer having taken warning and fled to more secluded regions.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Misses Prue and Katie Angle came out from Medford Saturday night to spend Sunday with Table Rock friends.
    C. A. Dickison made a trip to the different towns in the valley the last of the week, everywhere were they hoping it would rain.
    W. J. Nichols and family moved out from Central Point to the Curry place to camp during sheep shearing. Mr. Merritt has spent most of his time there for a week and expects to get all the machines started Tuesday.
    In spite of the threatening weather several parties from different parts of the valley picnicked on Table Rock Sunday. More and more every year is this spot sought by beauty loving people. In the morning Capt. Nash and family drove out from Medford and in the afternoon joined the Pendleton family and other guests in a trip to some rocky heights. 'Twas a merry crowd and the captain was not the only one who felt repaid for the exertion, by the lovely view spread out before them; it was an ideal day for such a trip and the floating clouds only enhanced the beauty of the scene. At the very last Mr. Pitt threw off his mantle of gray and shone forth in all his majesty and beauty not dimmed by any rival near his throne.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    F. T. Dungey was a Gold Hill visitor Saturday.
    W. S. Cook was a Rock Point caller Saturday.
    Oral Taylor made a flying trip to Gold Hill Friday.
    Mr. Webber made a business trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Montie Dunkin was visiting home folks Thursday and Friday.
    Mrs. D. Horn and family made a trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    D. Horn and Wm. Blackert have sold their small mine to K. Kubli.
    Mr. Eaton, of Medford, was visiting relatives and friends here last week.
    John Marden has sold his mine on Galls Creek to Dr. C. R. Ray , of Gold Hill.
    There will be a dance at the Galls Creek school house next Friday night.
    Mrs. Lucinda Olson visited with Mrs. Lee Vincent, of Gold Hill, Wednesday.
    Miss Josie Messner, of Sardine Creek, was the guest of Miss Stella Olson Friday.
    Miss Rosa Clemens, of Redding, Calif., was visiting friends on Galls Creek Tuesday.
    Geo. Askew, of Grants Pass, passed through here Saturday on his way to Sams Valley.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, of Foots Creek, made Mrs. J. W. Dunkin a pleasant visit Friday and Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson were the guests of J. Smith and family, of Sardine Creek, Saturday.
Crops in this section are looking fine, and prospects are also good for an abundant crop of fruit here this year.
    W. R. Higinbotham, of Kanes Creek, was visiting friends here Friday. He will leave soon for Big Butte to spend the summer.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    Miss Emily Pankey made a trip to Ashland last week.
    Miss Anna Noah was visiting in Moonville last Monday.
    Mrs. Minnie Rowe was visiting her brother, E. Gall, one day last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Noah were the guests of A. Noah and family last Sunday.
    Robt. Fleming was up in this neighborhood one day last week looking after the Pelton cattle.
    Our road supervisor, Mr. Morrison, has been doing considerable road work in this neighborhood the past few days.
    The gardens and crops on this side of the river are doing well and the grass was never better than it is this spring.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5


MEADOWS ITEMS.
    Wilford Gardener went to Medford Thursday on business.
    L. L. Love made Jacksonville a business call Saturday.
    Wm. Mayfield went to Jacksonville Friday.
    L. Bolle brought his cattle from the valley this week.
    Asa Love has gone to the valley to spend the summer.
    H. J. Farleigh and son, Albert, were Medford visitors Friday.
    Ed. Welch and his sister, Mrs. Curt Prock, were in Central Point last Saturday.
    J. Perkins, of Central Point, was in the Meadows Thursday after a load of shakes.
    John Walker has been quite ill during the past week, but is able to be about again.
    J. J. Chapman's two sons of California arrived Friday. They expect to make their home in the Meadows, for the present.
    Miss Mary Dawson, of Central Point, was in the Meadows Sunday. Miss D. will begin teaching school at Asbestos in about two weeks.
    Horace Pelton has been in the Meadows this week gathering up his cattle, which he intends to drive to eastern Oregon in a short time.
    J. B. Welch, who has been making some necessary improvements on his sawmill during the past few days, will commence sawing lumber next week.
    H. M. Standinger, of Gold Hill, the county organizer of the Pendo lodge, was in the Meadows the first of the week, working in the interest of that order.
    The library, recently purchased for the Meadows school, has arrived and everyone seems pleased with it. The children are making good use of the books.
    The young people of this place met in the school house Saturday evening and organized a literary society. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend the meetings.
    Mr. Lawrence was out to the valley this week on business. Mr. L. has been making some marked improvements on his farm, which he recently purchased of J. B. Welch, by putting up new fences.
Medford Mail, May 24, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Frank Amy was at Medford Tuesday upon business.
    J. H. Gay made a business trip to Rock Point Wednesday.
    Mr. Musty, of Sams Valley, was trading here last Monday.
    Mrs. Ellen Whelpley, of Beagle, spent Wednesday in our city.
    Wm. Holmes made a business trip to Ashland the first of the week.
    Mrs. A. M. Thomas, of Eagle Point, spent Tuesday with relatives here.
    Miss Birdie Hoagland, of Bonanza, Klamath County, is visiting relatives here.
    Jesse McFall and family returned home Monday from Klamath County.
    Hon. C. B. Watson, of Ashland, delivered the address here on Decoration Day.
    Miss Bertha Stidham is visiting her sisters, Misses Stella and Lizzie, at Glendale.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelsoe, of Butte Creek, attended church here last Sunday.
    Miss Bertha Dawson is visiting her sister, Mary, who is teaching school at Beagle.
    W. J. Freeman spent several days in Portland last week looking after business interests.
    Rufus Cox, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia, is somewhat better at this writing.
    George Wooldridge, of Grants Pass, made this city a business trip the first of the week.
    Jacob Rodgers and family, of Medford, attended the memorial services here last Sunday.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory preached a memorial sermon here last Sunday to a large and appreciative congregation.
    J. W. Merritt spent several days at his farm across Rogue River superintending the shearing of his large band of sheep.
    Mrs. Esther Sinclare left on Tuesday morning's train for Joplin, Missouri, where she goes to make her future home.
    Elder W. L. Skeel, of the Church of God, is conducting a series of meetings here, and much interest is being manifested.
    Miss Norah Sydow, who has been teaching in the Jacksonville public school the past year, is spending the vacation at home.
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 3



GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Miss Oliver Dungey, of the Blackwell Hill was visiting here Friday.
    Miss Ada Swinden, of Kanes Creek, attended the dance here Friday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dungey were visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson last Saturday.
    Mrs. Carkuff, of Jacksonville, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. B. Horn, last Friday.
    School closed at Rock Point last Friday with a splendid entertainment, which was largely attended by the patrons of the school.
    Frank Lawrence commenced to work on the road Monday in Mr. Dusenberry's place, the latter being quite ill with the mumps.
    Mrs. Olson and Miss Stella and Master Hans Olson attended the conundrum supper at Gold Hill Friday night and report a fine time.
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 5


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Born--May 28, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nutt, a son.
    Mrs. Swinden was the guest of Mrs. Higenbotham last Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Aust. Knotts were transacting business at the county seat Friday.
    We are having a shower of rain at this writing which is greatly appreciated by all.
    Miss Nina Householder, who has been the guest of Miss Effie Roundtree, has returned home.
    Another rich strike has been made in the Roaring Gimlet. It was over $3000 this time.
    Mr. Householder is engaged in hauling quartz from Foots Creek to the Wm. Houck mill at Gold Hill.
    Ed and Ada Swinden attended the dance on Galls Creek Friday night and report having had a good time.
    Mrs. Way, who has been stopping with her daughter, Mrs. Knotts, is at present in Ashland, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Russell.
    The Dardanelles school has closed for the summer. Mr. Masterson has given satisfaction and will commence another term in September.
    Mrs. Birdsey, Mr. Robbins and Ed. Bolt, all of Gold Hill, spent last Saturday on Kanes Creek visiting the mines. Mrs. Birdsey is having her mine, on her farm, developed by Messrs. Robbins and Bolt, which promises to be another “Roaring Gimlet.”

Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 3


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    Wm. Noah spent Sunday at the home place.
    Anna Noah went to Gold Hill last Friday.
    Scott and Elmer Gall spent last Sunday with A. Noah and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mosty were the guest of Miss Jane Noah last Sunday.
    Wm. Reames, of Gold Hill, was doing business in Sams Valley last week.
    The recent rain has been very beneficial to this section of the country.
    Arthur and George Earhart spent a few days last week visiting at the Scott farm.
    Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hammersley passed through here Sunday, en route to Gold Hill.
    Horace Pelton has returned from Klamath County where he went with a band of cattle.
    Robt. Fleming will spend a couple of months at the Pelton ranch, in Klamath County, this summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Cline and children spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of A. Noah and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rowe have moved to Gold Hill, where Mr. R. will engage in mining and Mrs. Rowe will do dressmaking.
Medford Mail, May 31, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Frank Jeffres, of Yreka, is visiting relatives at this place.
    S. Heatherly and family, of Elk Creek, visited relatives here this week.
    Rufus Cox is lying dangerously ill at the family home, with pneumonia.
    Mr. Friendly, the telephone man from Portland, spent Tuesday in our city.
    D. T. Pritchard, of Medford, is here this week doing watch cleaning and repairing.
    Mr. Ballerat who has been spending a year in California, returned home last week.
    George Wright, of Merrill, is paying his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, of this place, a visit.
    James McDonough, of Willow Springs, is very ill, having had a severe attack of apoplexy Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Perry Elliott arrived here from Tacoma on Tuesday and will make their home at this place.
    Miss Elva Galloway, who has been teaching school at Klamath Falls, is spending her vacation at home.
    Mrs. P. W. Olwell and daughter, Miss Julia, who have been spending the past six months at Los Angeles, returned home last week.
    Elder W. L. Skeel, of the church of God, and Elder Badger, of the Church of Christ, are holding a debate here this week, which is drawing large audiences.
    While Mrs. J. Walch was going home from Medford a few days ago she lost a new hat she bought, together with a few dollars in silver, between the Central Point Cemetery and Wellen.
    The musical entertainment given by Miss E. E. Gurnea's class last Friday evening, for the benefit of the pastor of the M.E. Church, was a decided success. The stage was beautifully decorated with flowers, proving the artistic ability of Mrs. Pleasant and Mrs. Merritt in that line. The program consisted of instrumental selections by the class, piano solos, and vocal solos, duets and quartets. In addition to the selections given by members of the class, vocals were rendered by Mrs. J. W. Merritt and Miss Gurnea. Miss Gurnea also favored the audience with a violin solo.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    S. Rosenthal was down from Medford Wednesday looking after his interests here.
    W. E. Darling and son, Leslie, and Ed. Leming left for Klamath county Monday to spend the summer.
    Milo P. Ward and I. G. Davidson came down from Portland Monday for a few days to look over their mining interests here.
    Mrs. G. R. Hammersley left Monday for Iowa to spend the summer at her old home in the northeastern part of the state.
    Mrs. W. T. Reames will leave the first of next week for Crescent City, Calif., to spend the summer with her parents at that place.
    W. Marshall purchased the W. E. Stacey stock of goods at Sams Valley and is having them moved to his store building on the south side.
    The following officers were elected at their last meeting by the Rebekah I.O.O.F. Lodge of this place:  Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, N.G; Mrs. W. E. Darling, V.G; Miss Nellie Blackburn, secretary; Mrs. R. L. Darling, treasurer.
    The committees on the Fourth of July arrangements at this place are working hard to complete the same. Posters will be out this week. One of the main features will be a balloon ascension and parachute jump by a party from Oakland, California.
    At their last meeting the Gold Hill whist club awarded prizes on their last series of games as follows:  Mrs. W. E. Kellogg, ladies' first prize and Mrs. C. L. Reames, consolation prize; A. E. Kellogg gentlemen's first prize and W. A. Carter consolation prize.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    The hum of the mowing machine and the click of the rake are abroad in the land, and some very fine hay is being put up.
    Taylor, the leather renovator man, from Medford, was in our neighborhood last week and received a number of orders for work in his line.
    People from here attended the different Memorial Day exercises in the valley and all are reported as being good, and the decorations every year growing more universal and the flowers more choice and abundant.
    Richard Jennings was out from Medford Monday, accompanied by his mother and sister. They were almost loaded down with bouquets of choice roses for their friends--a very fragrant proof that the Rogue Valley is truly a parent flower garden.
    Many people will notice and appreciate the recent improvements in the road between the Bybee bridge and the Dickison corner. Substantial culverts and fills will make summer travel more pleasant and greatly reduce the danger at high water time. This work has been done partly by the County and partly by donations. Gradually the good roads idea and discussions are bringing tangible results.
    The Merritt sheep have been shorn and dipped and will soon be on their way to summer pasture. Mr. Merritt was much pleased with the work done by the gasoline engine and the clippers. Many people were out to see them work--and well worth their trip. The huge barn itself is so complete in every detail; dipping vat of the most approved construction, shearing room, with its conveniently arranged booths; the wool room with its appliances for sacking the wool and the huge mow for hay that it is worth viewing and about as complete as anyone could wish. To the uninitiated the surrounding canals and pens resemble the intricate [sic] of a maze, but Mr. Nichols and his competent herders put the right sheep into the right place every time.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Fred Brown left Monday for Grants Pass with a load of lime.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts spent a day recently in Gold Hill, the guest of Mrs. Dr. Morelli.
    Mrs. Morgan, from Applegate, came over for a few days' visit with the family of Henry Nutt.
    Our efficient road supervisor I. Householder has been doing considerable road work here lately.
    Alfred Anderson and family will leave soon for Foots Creek, at which place Mr. Anderson will superintend a mine.
    There was a sociable party at Mr. Nichols' last Saturday evening which was greatly enjoyed by all those present.
    Mrs. John Brown and daughter, Mrs. Sutton, spent Sunday in Gold Hill visiting Mrs. B.'s sister, Mrs. Norton Eddings.
Will Higenbotham and son, Geo., left last Wednesday for Table Rock, at which place Mr. H. will do carpenter work.
    Mrs. Dr. Ray and daughters came out from Gold Hill Friday to visit the Roaring Gimlet mine, which Dr. Ray has purchased.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols spent one day recently in Sams Valley, the guests of Mr. N.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nichols.
    Crops of all kinds in this section will undoubtedly be small if we don't receive our amount of rain, which is greatly needed at present.

Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 5


SAMS CREEK ITEMS.
By A.E.N.
    Walter Scott made a trip to Gold Hill last Saturday.
    Mrs. Jane Noah was the guest of Mrs. Jasper Rodgers last week.
    Mr. Noah made a business trip to Gold Hill one day last week.
    Mr. Robertson is expecting his son home from the Philippines soon.
    Mr. Carry and family, of Sams Valley, moved to Medford one day last week.
    Ed. Shipley has been busily engaged in spraying his large orchard, which is heavily loaded with fruit.
    Mrs. Areta Smith has gone to Grants Pass to spend a couple of months with her sister, Miss Kirth.
Medford Mail, June 7, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    D. T. Pritchard, the jeweler, has opened a shop here.
    Born--June 7, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Grieve, a son.
    Mr. and Mrs. Griner, of Evans Creek, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Wm. Gray, of Prospect, was doing business here the first of the week.
    Mrs. Dr. Hinkle and Miss Mary Mee visited relatives on Applegate last week.
    Miss Nellie Herriott, of Applegate, is spending a few days with friends here.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Newton, of Hornbrook, Calif., are visiting relatives at this place.
    Mrs. I. F. Williams left for Grants Pass Tuesday, where she goes to visit her daughter, Mrs. E. Roper.
    Mrs. N. P. Thompson, who has been making an extended visit to Condon, Gilliam County, returned home Wednesday.
    Mrs. Helen C. Little was elected delegate from Holly lodge, D. of H., to the grand lodge which meets at Portland in July, and Mrs. W. M. Holmes as alternate.
    Last Wednesday David Grisham left for Portland with his daughter, Pearl, whom he placed in the Good Samaritan Hospital, where she underwent an operation, which was successful and the patient is doing well.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3



MEADOWS ITEMS.
    Joe Mayfield has gone to eastern Oregon on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griner went to Medford Monday.
    Mate Biden, of Medford, spent Sunday with his parents.
    John Walker and family have moved to the Feather farm
    H. J. Gardner made a business trip to Central Point Saturday.
    E. E. Love, of Andabon, Texas, is visiting his brother, L. L. Love.
    C. and Alex Bailey have gone to Klamath County to spend the summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Carter, of Sardine Creek, have moved here for the summer.
    Wm. Welch, of Central Point, passed here Monday en route to the Welch sawmill at Asbestos.
    The late rains have improved the gardens and pastures in this section very much. Stock of all kinds are also looking fine.
    Mrs. J. A. Tucker, of Williamsfield, Ill., and Mrs. Lotty Goff, of Clinton, Iowa, sisters of L. L. Love, who have been visiting here, started home Monday.
    One evening last week Mr. and Mrs. Love invited a number of friends to their home to spend a social evening which was pleasantly spent in playing games and will long be remembered by the young people of the Meadows.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 3



GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Mr. Nye, of Medford, visited the Bill Nye mine Sunday.
    Chester Kubli , of Jacksonville, visited here with H. Kubli  last week.
    Miss Carrie Cook returned home from Ashland Sunday to spend the summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson and son, Hans, visited J. L. Dunkin Saturday.
    Mrs. Lawrence and daughter, May, and Miss Hattie Eaton made Medford a pleasant call Saturday.
    Misses Eva Vroman and Frankey Marlock, of Gold Hill, were the guests of Miss Stella Olson, Sunday.
    Miss Martha Horn is very ill with lung trouble, and Joe Dunkin is also on the sick list but we hope they will soon recover.
    Charley White, of Ashland, passed through here one day last week on his way to Rock Point to visit his brother, Willie White.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 5


SARDINE CREEK ITEMS.
    Ernest Vroman was visiting here Sunday.
    Williams Bros. are running their mill full blast at present.
    Jess Ring made Gold Hill a business trip Wednesday.
    Mr. Dusenberry made a trip to Pleasant Creek a few days ago.
    The crops on Sardine Creek are looking fine for this time of the year.
    J. T. Miller is working for a mining company on Gold Hill mountain.
    The Bart mine is going in fine shape and are taking lots of gold from the hills.
    We are sorry to learn that little Lillie Ring was badly burned Friday evening but is getting along nicely now.
Medford Mail, June 14, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Wesley Birdsey, of Rock Point, spent Monday in our city.
    T. K. Kelsoe, of Butte Creek, spent a day here this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Newton, of Hornbrook, are visiting relatives here.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, was in town several days the past week.
    Elder Summerville held the quarterly meeting of the M.E. Church here Sunday.
    Mrs. Lawrence Cardwell, of Harrison Gulch, Calif., is visiting relatives of this place.
    Misses Roberts and Mamie Rippey are teaching school in the upper Butte Creek country.
    Miss Norah Sydow attended the commencement exercises at the Ashland normal last week.
    P. L. Simpkins and wife, of Woodville, spent a couple of days here this week, with relatives.
    Mrs. James Hopwood and daughter, Miss Wilma, of Hornbrook, visited here a few days last week.
    P. Ollson has his new residence almost completed and will occupy the same with his family in a few days.
    Mrs. Mary Grieve left Saturday for Butte Creek, where she goes to visit her daughter, Mrs. W. T. Grieve.
    Wm. J. Olwell and family of Davenport, Wash., arrived here Thursday and will spend a few weeks with relatives.
    There will be a citizens' meeting held Thursday, June 27th, at 2 o'clock p.m., at the G.A.R. Hall, for the purpose of making preliminary arrangements for the reunion of the old Soldiers' and Sailors' Association to be held at Central Point fair grounds Sept. 16th to 21st inclusive. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance and that everyone will take pride in making the reunion a success.
    Jos. Evan, of Central Point, was in the city this week. The gentleman is a member of the G.A.R. and tells us that the Central Point Post is making preparations to entertain the boys in blue in a very creditable manner at their reunion in September.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 3



MEADOWS ITEMS.
    Clarence Prock went to Medford Tuesday on business.
    Wilford Gardner, of Asbestos, visited his parents Sunday.
    Chas. Pomeroy and Wm. Mayfield were in Gold Hill Saturday.
    I. J. Chapman and daughter, Bertha, visited in Ashland Thursday.    
    Mr. Chapman and family of Beagle spent Sunday in Spikenard.
    The heavy frost of last week did a great deal of damage to the gardens.
    Miss Lizzie Mayfield visited friends near Wimer Saturday and Sunday.
    Misses Mattie and Allie Carter made Medford a business visit Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mayfield made Gold Hill a business visit Thursday.
    Mr. Caton, who visited friends near Phoenix last week, returned home Sunday.
    George Lawrence, who has been in the valley for some time, has returned home.
    R. Carter and daughter, of Wimer, visited Wm. Mayfield and family Thursday.
    Mrs. J. B. Welch and daughter, Mrs. Curt Prock, visited friends in Central Point last week.
    Joseph Mayfield, who has been in Eastern Oregon looking after his property, returned home Monday.
    Mrs. L. Bolle, who has been visiting her son, Milo Caton, and family, of Wellen, returned home Sunday.
    L. L. Love went to Medford Friday after a load of furniture for Mrs. Clark, recently from Napa City, Calif.
    Mrs. Polk Hull and son, Ola, returned home from Ashland last week, where Ola has been attending the Ashland normal.
    L. L. Love went to Jacksonville Monday. He will be accompanied home by Judge Hanna, who comes up to look after his property.
    Mr. Reed, of Medford, the mining man, was up Sunday, looking after the interest of his cinnabar mine. They now have the shaft sunk ninety feet. They intend sinking the shaft one hundred feet.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 3



GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Frank Lawrence made a trip to Central Point Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dunkin will leave for Astoria next week.
    Mrs. Lawrence and daughter, May, were on Foots Creek the first of the week.
    T. Dungey and daughter, Miss Olive, made a business trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    Ed. Olson, who has been working for A. Williams, is now working for Kellogg & Darling.
    Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Gorsline and son, Charles, passed through here one day last week on the way to their sawmill at Leland.
    Miss Stella Olson and Miss Eva Vroman, of Gold Hill, were the guests of Mrs. P. Williams, of Sardine Creek, Saturday and Sunday.
    Died--on Saturday, June 15, 1901, Martha Horn, aged twelve years, three months and fifteen days. The funeral took place Monday, interment being made in the family burying ground.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Frank Roundtree, of this place, was a Medford visitor last Thursday.
    Miss Ethel Brown, who has been staying with Mrs. Nutt, has returned home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higenbotham were doing business in Medford last Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Aust. Knotts were transacting business in Medford and Central Point Thursday.
    We are sorry to say that Ray Blakley is quite ill. Dr. Chisholm is the attending physician.
    Robert Swinden has his new wood shed completed which is quite an improvement to the place.
    Miss Mollie Nichols, of Table Rock, is at present the guest of her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols.
    Master Ed. Miner, of San Francisco, is here upon a visit to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miner.
    Will and George Higenbotham left Thursday for Medford to visit for some time with relatives and friends.
    The dance at Gold Hill on last Friday evening was a grand success both socially and financially, as reported by those who attended.
    Perry Knotts and Ed. Rhoten will leave Monday for Josephine County on a prospecting expedition, and expect to be gone all summer.
    Messrs. Reese and Sanborne have leased Mr. Miner's quartz mining Kanes Creek district and continued work. They are practical miners and have hopes of finding another Roaring Gimlet.

Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5


BIG STICKY ITEMS.
By Peck's Bad Boy.
    Miss Nellie Roberts has gone to Sams Valley for a few days' visit with friends.
    Will Gregory has returned from working on the ditch and will commence haying.
    Louis Smith is cutting hay for Mr. Bush, who intends to cut his entire crop for hay.
    Miss Olie Hardin, of Medford, spent several days last week visiting her sister, Mrs. S. Carpenter.
    Mrs. Rader and daughter, Clara, of Eagle Point, spent Sunday with Big Sticky friends.
    Misses Lucy and Amy Kent have returned to their home near Wellen from Medford, where they have been attending school.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin spent Saturday and Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Chas. Milligan, and family, at the Bill Nye mine.
    Coyotes are becoming very troublesome in this neighborhood. Mrs. H. C. Turpin and J. B. Montgomery have suffered quite a serious loss of chickens and turkeys from these vermin.
    C. Cingcade and F. C. Roberts returned from their cattle ranch in the Dead Indian country several days ago to look after their hay in the valley. Mr. Cingcade has returned to the mountain ranch.
Medford Mail, June 21, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    W. H. Beal and family visited in Gold Hill Sunday.
    Mrs. Warren Mee, of Grants Pass, is visiting relatives here.
    G. W. Walker, of Spikenard, is hauling lumber for John Clark, who is building a new house.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Jeffers are up on Big Butte Creek for an outing.
    Mark Welch and family will leave Sunday for Kansas, where they go to make their future home.
    Mrs. Mary Mingus, of Grangeville, Idaho, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Wright.
    W. J. Olwell and family, who have been visiting relatives here, left for their home at Davenport, Wash., Monday evening.
    Rev. Gregory and family left this week for Dead Indian Springs to be absent a few weeks for the benefit of Mrs. G.'s health, which is not the best.
    Mrs. Wm. Cary and daughter, Miss Cassie, left for Gold Hill Tuesday, where they go to join Mr. C., who is engaged in the furniture and undertaking business there.
    Frank M. Scott, son of W. W. Scott, of Central Point, was born at Spencer, Iowa, in 1880 and died by accidental drowning, in Big Butte Creek, June 20, 1901. He was buried in the Central Point cemetery June 22. The floral offerings by the friends of the young man and his sorrowing family were very beautiful, his casket being covered with white flowers. Frank had so many young friends that his death has cast a gloom over the entire community. He was followed to the cemetery by one of the largest processions we have ever seen.
CARD OF THANKS
    We desire to thank our many friends for their untiring kindness in this time of great trial, and especially Mr. Isaac Williams, for contributing his livery teams to accommodate the large number who wished to attend the funeral of our son, as we could not have paid this last tribute but for his kindness.
W. W. Scott and Family
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Miss Jessie Betts arrived from Hornbrook Sunday to visit friends until after the 4th.
    Mrs. J. J. Ullman, formerly of this place, but now a resident of Baker City, is visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. Ada Carter left Saturday for Lexington, or, to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. C. P. Parker.
    Chris Theil has accepted the position of assistant agent at the Southern Pacific Company's depot at this place.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm and family, intend to leave soon for eastern Oregon for a summer outing of several months.
    Mrs. May Cachelor, who has been visiting relatives here for the past three months, left for Chico, Calif., Monday, to join her husband.
    T. J. Downing has sold his residence property and will soon move his family to Ashland to reside. Mr. McClendon, of Ashland, was the purchaser, and moved into the property this week.
    Wm. Marshall has sold his stock of good and leased his building to G. P. Rogers, recently from Castle Rock, Wash. Mr. Marshall left with his family, Saturday, for Grants Pass, where they will reside for the present.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Chas. Dickison has been busy for a week or more, spraying his orchard.
    Myron Jennings, who has been a Table Rock farmer for some days, expects to go east of the mountains after the Fourth.
    Miss Florence Toft spent Sunday at Table Rock, the guest of Miss Meta Morine, and had a delightful time visiting different points of interest.
    Albert and Charles Morine are on Elk Creek exploring the mining belt, and with good prospects, so says last reports.
    Miss Dollie Badger closed a very successful term of school last Friday and on Sunday left for Talent to visit her sister, Mrs. Ed. Hughes, for a few weeks, when she will return to Table Rock.
    Miss Lucy Brewer, of San Francisco, is visiting Mrs. Pendleton and Mrs. Frierson. Miss B. has been on a tour of the Alaskan coast for a month or more and has some very fine pictures and specimens to show her friends.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 3


MEADOWS ITEMS.
    Mrs. I. J. Chapman has been ill during the past week.
    H. J. Gardner was in Central Point Saturday on business.
    Clarence Prock has gone to Douglas County for the summer.
    F. X. Musty and son are in this section looking for a location.
    Riley Myers and family intend locating in Klamath County soon.
    E. C. Pomeroy is getting the lumber on the ground for his new dwelling.
    John Farleigh is being visited by his brother and family of Eugene, who may decide to locate here.
    Miss Audry Greninger has closed a successful term of school in the Butte Creek section and returned home.
    M. and F. Mayfield, of eastern Oregon, with their families, are visiting relatives and friends in this precinct.
    F. and J. Walker have taken the contract to get out the timbers for Mrs. Clark's new residence near Asbestos.
Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 5



KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miner were Gold Hill visitors Tuesday.
    Ed. Swinden is assisting Mr. Knotts in hauling hay from Tolo this week.
    Robert Swinden and son-in-law, Mr. O'Neill, were at Ashland upon business last Saturday.
    We are glad to say that Ray Blakely, who has been very ill, is able to be about again.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, of Table Rock, were visiting relatives in this neighborhood last week.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts, who was the guest of Mrs. Joel Stover for several days, has returned home.
    Elmer Nichols has commenced haying. He will have a large crop as his entire place is in hay this year.
    Mrs. Birdsey and children and Miss Nora McKinney, of Gold Hill, have become residents of Kanes Creek.
    Mr. Roundtree went up to Medford last Friday to consult Dr. Darrin in regard to the rheumatism with which he is afflicted.
    The dance at the home of Elmer Nichols last Saturday night was a success. There was a large crowd present, and all enjoyed themselves very much.

Medford Mail, June 28, 1901, page 5



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Geo. Hershberger and Eric Ingram have purchased a saloon at Glendale.
    A new quartz mill is being erected on the Lance place on Foots Creek to handle the ore from the Horseshoe ledge.
Mr. McIntyre, of Dawson City, arrived in Gold Hill last week to visit his old time friend and partner, J. B. Agner.
    The Roaring Gimlet Mine continues to show up well. As high as $50 to the pan has been taken out several times within the last few days.
    L. Hohnson returned to Gold Hill last week from an extended stay in the Philippine Islands. He was in the employ of the Commissary Department.
Medford Mail, July 5, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    I. C. Robinett visited relatives at Eugene last week.
    Born--On July 7, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cochran, a son.
    Miss Birdie Hoagland visited relatives at Gold Hill last week.
    Mrs. Dennis Dugan, of Sams Valley, was trading here Wednesday.
    Mrs. J. C. Pendleton, of Table Rock, spent a day in town this week.
    Mrs. Jacob Rodgers, of Medford, visited her many friends here last week.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory and family are attending the Chautauqua at Ashland this week.
    Miss Bertha Nichols spent last week with her grandmother, Mrs. E. Cardwell, at Gold Hill.
    The little three-year-old daughter of John Corum is lying dangerously ill at the family home near town.
    Warren Mee and family, who have been spending several days here, returned to Grants Pass Saturday.
    Wm. Doran is doing development work on his ledge in Willow Springs district and is taking out some valuable ore.
    Our town was almost depopulated on the Fourth, our citizens spending the day at Jacksonville, Ashland and other neighboring towns.
    Mackey & Boyd, photographers, of Medford, will be here until the 20th. All wishing first-class photographs will be treated right by these gentlemen.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Mrs. Ida Betts and son, Merrill, left for Seattle Tuesday, where they will remain permanently.
    C. R Ray, with several mining experts, left for Elk Creek district Monday, on a tour of inspection.
    Mrs. A. Cunningham and children left Tuesday for Seattle to spend the summer with relatives.
    Mrs. Ivan Humason left last week for Portland to spend a few weeks visiting friends and relatives.
    Contractor E. G. Perham is putting the finishing touches on J. H. Beeman's residence on Fifth and C streets.
    Hon. C. W. Nottingham, state representative of Multnomah County is here looking after his mining interests.
    Messers. McKee and Richards, of the Anderson Mine on Foots Creek, are having 150 tons of $40 rock crushed at the Humason Mill this week.
    Mr. Sutton, of the Roaring Gimlet Mine, left last week for New York state, to visit his old home after an absence of nearly twenty years.
    Dr. Jas. Braden returned Saturday after a few months absence from his home at Irvington, Indiana, to look after his mining interests in this district.
    H. B. Nye was down Sunday from Medford looking after the Bill Nye Mine interests, and your correspondent had the pleasure of accompanying him in inspecting the mine, and saw several bushels of specimen rock they took out last week that could not be beat in any county. It goes from eight to ten thousand dollars to the ton. The Nyes are practical mining men, as their work will show. They have the best developed mine in this section of the country. There are 900 feet of tunnel on two well-connected levels, of one and two hundred feet deep respectively, and thousands of dollars of ore in sight that glistens with gold. You are a lucky number if you possess a small block of Bill Nye stock.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    John Knotts, who has been suffering with a carbuncle on his neck, is improving.
    Miss Ada Swinden will leave soon for Grants Pass to remain a while visiting relatives.
    Geo. Mardon is assisting Elmer Higinbotham, this week, to dig his well.
    Ed. Swinden and Ray Blakley left Monday for Grass Valley, Calif., to seek employment.
    Miss Agnes Swinden, of Grants Pass, spent last Sunday the guest of her brother, Robert Swinden, and family.
    Mr. Winders, of this place, will leave soon for Grants Pass, to engage in business. We wish him success.
    Mrs. Aust. Knotts and Mrs. Perry Knotts left for Ashland Monday to visit the former's mother, Mrs. Mary Way.
    Tom Sutton, of the Roaring Gimlet mine left last week for Buffalo, New York, to visit relatives for an indefinite period.
    Dr. James Braden has returned from the east in order to look after his extensive interests here. He will remain until fall.
    We understand that Perry Knotts, who is engaged in prospecting in Del Norte County, Calif., for Dr. C. R. Ray, is meeting with success.
    Mrs. John Brown has returned from California, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Bean, and husband, who have come to spend the summer.
    Blackberries are ripening fast in this part of the county and from present indications there will be an immense crop of blackberries and raspberries.
    Elmer Higenbotham and family and Frank Roundtree returned home from Watkins last Friday, at which place they have been on a prospecting expedition. They are favorably impressed with the country as good for both farming and mining.

Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 5


MEADOWS ITEMS.
    George Lawrence went to Medford Friday.
    I. J. Chapman went to Medford on business Monday.
    T. Feather made Medford a business call Wednesday.
    E. C. Pomeroy was in Jacksonville Thursday on business.
    John O. Walker was in Moonville Saturday on business.
    L. L. and E. E. Love made Jacksonville a business call Thursday.
    H. H. Mitchell, of Asbestos, passed through the Meadows Monday.
    Mr. Holderman has gone to Roseburg to spend a few days with his family.
    Misses Audrey and Winnie Greninger made Medford a business visit Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. Bolle have gone to their farm at Wellen to stay during haying.
    J. H. Farleigh and family spent Tuesday and Wednesday visiting friends in the valley.
    F.C. Pomeroy and family spent Sunday visiting with Mr. Phillips and family on Rogue River.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Stone and daughter, Edith, of Talent, are visiting with A. J. Hanby and family.
    Wm. Mayfield and M. S. Mayfield and their families spent several days in Medford last week.
    Messrs. Bibler and Dent, of Medford, are prospecting the cinnabar ledge, recently discovered by Wm. Mayfield.
    Geo. Lawrence, who has been quite ill with erysipelas of the face, during the past few days, we are glad to say is improving.
    Judge Hanna and sons, of Jacksonville, who have been spending several days rusticating in the mountains, returned home Thursday.
    Frank Davis and his daughter, Miss Lila Sackett, of Medford, passed through the Meadows Thursday on their way to Asbestos.
    M. S. and Finis Mayfield, who have been buying cattle in this vicinity during the past two weeks, expect to start for their home in eastern Oregon Thursday.
Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    W. J. Freeman made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    P. I. Simpkins and family, of Woodville, spent several days here last week.
    Miss Betty Olsson left last week for Klamathon to spend a few weeks with friends.
    Miss Bessie Lee left for Hornbrook Wednesday, where she goes to visit relatives.
    F. A. Hawk left for Portland the first of the week to attend the A.O.U.W. grand lodge.
    Miss Norah Sydow left Monday on the excursion train for San Francisco, to spend a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lester White, of Santa Rosa, Calif., were visiting Mrs. Wm. Nichols last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Robinett and Mrs. Lou Whittle attended the Chautauqua at Ashland last Sunday.
    There is much happiness in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hathaway on account of the arrival of a new daughter on July 15th.
    Miss Pearl Grisham, who recently underwent a surgical operation at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, returned home Tuesday.
    Misses Estella and Elizabeth Stidham finished teaching a six months' term of school at Glendale last Friday, and have returned home.
    Joseph, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holmes, was run over by a wagon loaded with lumber this week, and had both legs badly bruised.
    Mrs. C. C. Gilchrist left on Sunday evening's train for Caldwell, Idaho, where she will visit her sister for a few weeks, after which she will go to Mt. Hope, Kansas, to spend a couple of months with her mother.
    Edward Foster, of Beagle, and Miss Mary Dawson, of this place, were married at the residence of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Cornish, last Sunday at noon. Only relatives and immediate friends of the bride and groom were present at the ceremony. The young couple are well and favorably known here and have a host of friends who wish them a long and prosperous life.
Medford Mail, July 19, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Allen Stricklin, of Sams Valley, spent Tuesday in town.
    W. A. Mann is having lumber hauled for a new residence.
    W.T. Leever is lying very ill at the family homestead near town.
    Mrs. N. P. Thompson made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. W. B. Kincaid is lying very ill at the family home near town.
    David Pence, of Elk Creek, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    Walker Lewis, who is working at the Sterling mine, spent Wednesday here.
    J. J. Fryer and family, of Eagle Point, were trading here the first of the week.
    Mark Applegate passed through here Monday en route to his mines at Elk Creek.
    L. Kelsoe and sons have took a contract to cut fifty tier of wood for Wm. Gibbon.
    James Cornutt, of Pokegama, spent a couple of days here with old friends this week.
    J. S. Sims and family, who have been visiting relatives at Klamathon, arrived home Tuesday.
    Mrs. Hull, of Sioux City, Iowa, is spending the summer with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Norcross.
    Miss Mary Jacobs left for Waldo, Josephine County, Tuesday, where she will spend the summer with her aunt, Mrs. Geo. Wimer.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 3



MEADOWS ITEMS.
    I. J. Chapman returned from the valley Thursday.
    J. B. Welch made a business trip to Medford Friday.
    James Musty made Moonville a business call Monday.
    The farmers in the Meadows are all busy with their hay.
    Elmer Gall, of Sams Valley, visited friends in the Meadows Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Walker were in Central Point Monday--business.
    Mr. Biden and daughter, Violet, made a trip to Medford last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gardner were doing trading in Central Point Saturday.
    Mrs. Fanny Chaffey and daughter, Nettie, of Medford, are visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. D. P. Greninger and daughter, Audrey, visited Medford Sunday and Monday.
    E. C. Pomeroy went to Medford Tuesday to get the doors and windows for his new house.
    J. H. Farleigh and brother left for Klamath County Wednesday with a load of vegetables.
    Mr. Dodge and son, of Medford, who have been boring a well for E. C. Pomeroy, returned home Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jep O'Harra and daughter, Lelah, of Tolo, visited L. L. Love and family for a few days last week.
    Wm. Carter and daughter, Miss Allie, went to Medford Monday, where the latter will remain for some time.
    F. X. Musty and family, late of Washington, have moved onto the place they recently purchased of Geo. Lawrence.
    Wm. Mayfield and son, Joe, made a business trip to Central Point last week and while there purchased a mower, rake and bicycle of Wm. Freeman.
    There will be a school picnic at the Meadows school house on Friday, Aug. 2nd followed by an entertainment in the evening. All are cordially invited to attend both exercises.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Wm. Shoults and family returned to Medford the first of the week.
    Deputy Assessor Whipple spent Sunday at Table Rock, having completed the work assigned him .
    S. F. Morine and family are rusticating in the wilds of Elk Creek. They say that both hunting and fishing are good.
    John Williams has sold and delivered his entire hay crop to his brother, I. F. Williams, the livery man, at Central Point.
    W. R. Dickison, who fell from a load of hay some days ago and was quite seriously bruised up, is around again and able to look over his farm. He had a very narrow escape.
    Harry Nealon is running his binder every day and proving himself quite a machinist. Most anybody can cut grain pretty low, but he is the first one we have seen who could make a success grubbing it.
    Mr. Berrian, superintendent of the U.S. Hatchery, is trying to make arrangements to start a new hatchery at the head of the Table Rock irrigating ditch. This was the site selected by Mr. Hubbard some years ago.
    In our travels over the country we hear a general complaint of short crops. While there are some small crops that will turn out fairly well, the general average will certainly fall far short of the estimates made a month ago.
    We received a letter a few days ago from Rev. Robt. McLean, of Portland, asking for accommodations for himself and one or two others, who will try the fishing in the valley. Mr. McLean declares there is no stream on the coast like Rogue River.
    Farm hands have been scarce this harvest, but so far no one has suffered any loss, only in some cases where the hands become too independent. Some of these fellows tried to run a ranch to suit themselves for one of our farmers, and as a result they had to hit the road in double quick order.                    
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    J. R. Olson went to Sams Valley Sunday.
    A. Dungey was the guest of Mr. Graham last week.
    Mrs. Jas. Taylor visited at Mrs. Lawrence's Monday.
    H. D. Jones, of Rock Point, was in this vicinity fishing Tuesday.
    Mr. Gibbs, of Portland, will open his mine here Monday, with two men at work.
    Mr. Perdue was peddling peaches on this Creek last week. He met with good success.
    Miss Estella Olson visited friends in Gold Hill last week, the guest of the Misses Vroman.
    Mrs. Lizzie Dunkin and sister Clara Olson were visiting Mrs. Jno. Miller and family last Thursday.
    Miss Anna Milligan went to Foots Creek Saturday after Miss Hattie Eaton, who finished the school there Friday.
Medford Mail, July 26, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. J. P. Hoagland is very ill at her home, near town.
    Robt. Lewis, of Elk Creek, was trading here the first of the week.
    O. C. Purkeypile and family of Gold Hill are visiting relatives here.
    G. W. Walker is hauling the lumber for John Clark's new residence.
    Frank Galloway made a trip to his farm, near Beagle, the first of the week.
    Mr. Glass, of Beagle, has his thresher in this vicinity and is doing good work.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Scott are at Grants Pass visiting their daughter, Mrs. Marcus Day.
    Rev. G. W. Black, formerly of this place, but now of Burns, is visiting old-time friends here.
    Mr. and Mrs. Shrieve, of Wisconsin, are visiting Mrs. M. E. Grieve, who is a sister of Mr. Shrieve.
    Gus Morris and Wm. Kenney are learning to be stone cutters, under the direction of J. W. Jacobs, who is an expert at the trade.
    Prof. A. J. Hanby has purchased the residence formerly owned by L. H. Newton, on Laurel Street, and will occupy the same in a short time.
    O. O. Kincaid, who is employed as bookkeeper for the First National Bank at La Grande, was summoned home last week on account of the serious illness of his mother, but did not arrive until after her death, Saturday morning.
    We are called upon to chronicle the death of Mrs. W. B. Kincaid, an old and highly respected pioneer, which occurred at the family home near town last Friday, July 26th. She leaves a husband, four sons, one daughter and six grandchildren, besides a host of friends, to mourn her loss. She died on the seventy-second anniversary of her birth. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and a woman of sterling worth who will be greatly missed in this community. The family has the sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Dr. C. R. Ray left Tuesday for New York City on a business trip.
    Ivan Humason and Al Cowgill returned Monday from Cinnabar Springs where they have been rusticating the past few days.
    J. R. Laudrith returned home last week from Baker City, where he has been engaged in milling and mining the last few months.
    W. H. Mead, of Spokane, has bonded the Tin Pan and Lime Kiln Club quartz mines on Galls Creek, of Reed and Kramer, of Grants Pass, for sixty days at $10,000.
    Mr. Blakely, the mining expert of New York City, has been looking over the Ray Company's properties in this district for the past few days. He left for Seattle Tuesday and will return here in about ten days.
    Engineer J. S. Howard has located his camp at Maple Spring, just below Tolo, in surveying the Ray canal. It is to be of large dimension, crossing Bear Creek at Tolo, taping [sic] the desert and Eagle Point, and heading at the falls near Prospect.
    Surveyors commenced Monday surveying and staking for a log railway from the mouth of Foots Creek, taping the fine body of fir timber in that district. Mr. Stansill, manager of the lumber company, has decided to bridge Rogue river at the mouth of the creek and put the mill plant on the Southern Pacific railroad one mile above Woodville. The company now has about thirty men employed in doing preliminary work.
Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Henry Nutt left Friday for Elk Creek to be absent several months.
    Mrs. Dave Mardon was visiting in Gold Hill Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Aust. Knotts were doing business in Tolo last Monday.
    Frank Roundtree was transacting business on Foots Creek Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols were doing business in Medford last Tuesday.
    We are glad to say that Mr. Roundtree is improving rapidly under Dr. Darrin's care.
    Mrs. Robert Swinden and daughter, Miss Ada, who have been visiting in Ashland, have returned home.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Brown spent Sunday on Galls Creek blackberrying. There is an immense crop this year.
    Miss Nettie Dodge, an old resident of this place and Gold Hill, left last Sunday for Portland to remain permanently.
    John Knotts and Elmer Higenbotham, who have been prospecting in Siskiyou County, Calif., have returned well satisfied.
    Geo. Swinden and Ed. Gano, of Grants Pass, were visitors at the former's brother, Robert Swinden, last Monday and Tuesday.
    Perry Knotts and Ed. Rhoten have returned home from Del Norte County, Calif., where they have been engaged in prospecting for Dr. C. R. Ray.
    The party at Mr. Roundtree's last Monday night was a pleasant affair, it being their son Ralph's sixteenth birthday. Dancing was the amusement of the evening, after which a candy pulling was enjoyed by the young folks. The party lasted till a late hour when all returned to their respective homes well pleased with the evening's entertainment.

Medford Mail, August 2, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    James Williams, of Portland, is visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. Christian Downing is visiting relatives at Ashland this week.
    Mr. Amick, of Beagle, was trading in our town Wednesday.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made Eagle Point a professional visit Wednesday.
    Miss Meta Morine, of Table Rock, was shopping here Wednesday.
    T. J. Downing, of Ashland, was visiting relatives here this week.
    B. F. Peart, blacksmith for Fish Lake Ditch, spent Sunday at home.
    Booth Lee, who has been working on the Fish Lake Ditch, came home this week.
    Mrs. A. E. Mack was adjudged insane last week and taken to the asylum at Salem.
    Joseph Boswell will leave for Callahan, Calif., in a few days to seek employment.
    Mrs. Fred Roper, of Grants Pass, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Williams.
    Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Williams, of Oregon City, are spending a few weeks with relatives here.
    Frank Manness, who is haying on the Hanley farms near Big Butte, was in town Wednesday.
    Samuel Wayment left for his mine on Pleasant Creek Wednesday, where he will begin operations.
    County School Superintendent Lincoln Savage, of Josephine County, spent Wednesday in our town.
    Mrs. Joseph Hoagland, who has been very ill for several weeks, left for Portland Wednesday evening, where she goes to enter the Good Samaritan Hospital, for treatment.
    District Attorney Reames was here Tuesday and summoned Dr. Parson, of Ashland, and Drs. Kirchgessner and Pickel, of Medford, and held a post mortem examination on the late W. A. Mann.
    William A. Mann was born in the state of Virginia, August 3, 1848, and died at his home in Central Point August 5, 1901, age 53 years. Deceased moved to Missouri and was there united in marriage with Elizabeth Ball in 1867, and came to Oregon in 1879. He passed away after suffering five days from strangulated hernia, and leaves a wife and three children and five grandchildren to mourn his loss.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 3



GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. Dungey made a flying trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Fires have been raging of late in the vicinity of the old Klippel Mill.
    Wm. And Isaac Damewood and C. Masterson left for the coast Monday.
    R. Cook returned from California last week for a visit with home folks.
    Miss Blanche Rodgers, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Minnie Olson Tuesday.
    H. B. Olson and son, Hans, made a trip to Grants Pass one day this week.
    Sam'l Hodges passed through here Monday on his way to Crescent City.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin and daughter, Bertha, were visiting in Gold Hill Sunday.
    H. Deboy preaches every other Sunday at the school house. Everybody is invited to attend.
    As George Dunkin was coming home from his work last Friday evening he came across a huge rattle snake which had seven rattles and a button. He killed it after fighting with it a long time. It was the first large rattle snake found for several years.
Medford Mail, August 9, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    C. Ragsdale is here from California this week visiting relatives.
    F. M. Amy has finished his new residence and now occupies the same.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, of Medford, were visiting friends here Tuesday.
    C. J. Jeffres and J. H. Gay left this week for Butte Creek to spend a few days camping.
    Mrs. F. F. Williams and family are enjoying an outing in the Butte Creek country.
    Messrs. Karney and Sims left for Medford Thursday to build a residence in the suburbs.
    Mrs. Christian Downing, who has been visiting relatives in Ashland, returned home Wednesday.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Mann and son, John, left for Klamath County Wednesday to spend a couple of weeks.
    Mr. Wright, of Great Falls, Montana, is here upon a visit to his daughters, Misses Bessie and Rose Wright.
    James Grieve and his sister, Mrs. Helen Little, and Thos. Herriott left for Prospect Monday to spend a few days.
    James Shields and C. Magruder and their families, who have been camping, returned home the end of the week.
    A large number of our citizens attended the funeral of the late Thomas Wright, of Willow Springs precinct, Thursday.
    Dr. Hinkle has just received one of the finest assortments of clocks, watches and jewelry. Call and see before going elsewhere.
    Henry Hodge sold his home Wednesday to J. W. Gilmore, late of the Willamette Valley. He has bought the residence on Laurel Street owned by John Karney, and will move there in a few days.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    E. C. Wells and family left this week for an outing at Newport.
    H. B. Nye, of Medford was a pleasant caller here last Saturday.
    W. A. Carter returned home Monday from California, after an absence of several weeks.
    T. M. Reed returned Monday from a trip to California, where he has been upon business for the past week.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm and J. L. Hammersley and their families left last week for Dead Indian springs for an outing.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg left Tuesday for McAllister springs, accompanied by Miss Florence Bolt and John Donegan.
    J. H. Beeman is much improved in health. He left Sunday for McAllister springs to remain for the rest of the heated term.
    The liverymen of this place have been busy the past two weeks conveying timber men, mostly from Michigan, to Evans creek, Big Butte and the Meadows.
    Salmon fishing in the river is at its best now. Andy Bailey is the boss angler here in town. For the past few days he has averaged from fifteen to thirty a day, weighing from three to fifteen pounds.
    It is becoming very smoky in this section of the country. The past week large forest fires have been burning near by on Sardine Creek mountains, Water Gulch and Gold Hill, on the side next the river.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    The grain has all been cut and stacked and we are now ready for a thresher.
    Verne Pendleton started for Janesville, Cal., last week to visit his grand-parents.
    Chas. Dickison reports a very pleasant time in Portland last week and wishes he could have stayed another week
    A letter from Will Nichols, who has charge of J. W. Merritt's sheep, says that the forest fires are doing great damage to both range and timber.
    The county court has ordered some very substantial repairs done on the Bear Creek bridge near Central Point, which is good news to us, as the old structure was absolutely unsafe.
    A man from Portland connected with Paige & Co., fruit dealers, told us that he had bought the entire crop of peaches from the Shipley orchard, Sams Valley, and thought there would be ten thousand boxes.
    We have received two letters from parties in Arizona, asking us to look up some small tracts of land, centrally located in Rogue River Valley, as they are going to move here soon and will buy homes to locate on permanently. They are good citizens and will be an acceptable addition to any neighborhood.
    W. J. Honeyman, of the firm of Honeyman & McBride of Portland, put business aside for a couple of days and tried his luck fishing in Rogue River with a fly made in Scotland that is supposed to tempt any salmon. He only succeeded in hooking a few, which was disappointing to him. But he will try again later on.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Mrs. Knotts and son, Perry, were Medford visitors last week.
    Mrs. Higenbotham and children spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Knotts.
    Emmett Sutton is engaged with the Savage threshing machine this summer.
    Mr. Tryan, of Kanes Creek, left last Friday for Washington to remain permanently.
    Fred Brown left Monday for Grants Pass with a load of lime from his mine on Kanes Creek.
    Messrs. Roundtree and Sanborne left last Thursday for Reno, Nevada, to be absent three months.
    Miss Nora McKinney is at present stopping in Gold Hill with Mrs. I. H. Deboy, who is very ill we are sorry to say.
    Messrs. Sanborne and Reese have dissolved partnership in the Roaring Gimlet mine, the latter resuming ownership.
    Scott brothers, of Central Point, have finished baling about thirty ton of hay for Elmer Nichols and returned to their home.
    Mrs. Al Boggis and children, of Hornbrook, Calif., who have been visiting relatives and friends on Kanes Creek, returned home Sunday.
    Mrs. Roundtree and children, Charley Householder and sister, Miss Nina, have returned from the Bybee Springs, on Evans Creek, where they have been rusticating.

Medford Mail, August 16, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Harry Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Sunday here.
    Mrs. E. Ross made Jacksonville a business trip last week.
    W. J. Virgin, of Ashland, was here on business this week.
    S. F. Godfrey, of Beagle, was doing trading here Wednesday.
    J. B. Williams and mother made Ashland a visit the first of the week.
    Mrs. Rose Bartlett, of Portland, is visiting her mother, Mrs. M. M. Cooksey.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, visited relatives here last Sunday.
    P. L. Simpkins, and family, late of Woodville, have become residents of our town.
    B. F. Peart, who is blacksmith for the Fish Lake Ditch Company, spent Sunday at home.
    Mrs. Helen Little spent last week with her brother, Wm. Grieve, and family at Prospect.
    Thos. Herriott and Jas. Grieve, who have been camping up near Prospect, returned home this week.
    Mrs. Lyons, formerly a resident of this city, now of Portland, spent a few days here this week with old friends and acquaintances.
    Allen Stricklin and family, of Table Rock, left last week for Anderson, Josephine County, for a few weeks' visit with relatives.
    S. A. Thompson and family and Mr. Wilson, of Condon, this state, arrived here Thursday and will make this place their future home.
    O. O. Kincaid, bookkeeper for the First National Bank at La Grande, who has been visiting relatives here for the past month, returned home Saturday.
    Mrs. Mary Vincent, accompanied by her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myers, of Sams Valley, made relatives at Yreka, Calif., a visit last week.
    Mrs. Hull, of Iowa, who has been visiting here with her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Norcross, for the past month, left for her home Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Myers, of Sams Valley, who have lived together over sixty-five years and have great-grandchildren, took their first ride on a train last week. Although they are both past the four score years, they were highly delighted with the trip.
WRIGHT--WHITTLE
    The J. M. Gibson home was the scene of a happy wedding party Tuesday, August 20, 1901, at 2 o'clock p.m., when Mr. Fred W. Wright, of Great Falls, Mont., and Mrs. Luella Gibson Whittle, of this city, plighted solemn vows at the hymeneal altar. Rev. J. C. Gregory, pastor of the M.E. Church, performed the marriage ceremony in his usual good style. The groom is a prominent official of the Great Northern Railway Company at Great Falls, having been in their employ for nineteen years. He is a member of the Episcopal Church at that place and is well and favorably known. The bride is one of our most accomplished young women and universally liked and respected. She is a member of the M.E. Church and president of the Ladies Aid Society. Only relatives and intimate friends attended the wedding. Those who witnessed the happy event were Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Robinett, Mrs. David Lynes, Mrs. Marie Purkeypile, Mrs. Lyons, of Portland, Mrs. T. W. Johnson, of Medford, Mrs. J. C. Gregory, Misses Lizzie Gibson, Bessie Wright and Rosa Wright. After dinner the afternoon was spent in social converse until the arrival of the 5 o'clock train where the happy couple took their departure for their future home at Great Falls. They have a host of friends here who extend heartiest congratulations and wish them a long and happy life together.
Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 3



KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Miss Ada Swinden was visiting in Gold Hill last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mardon were Gold Hill visitors Thursday.
    Miss Nina Househoulder is at present the guest of Miss Effie Roundtree.
    We are sorry to say that Mrs. Perry Knotts' little daughter has been quite ill.
    Frank Roundtree and Ed Swinden were transacting business in Medford last week.
    Mr. Bean left on Monday for Idaho to work the remainder of the summer in the mines.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higenbotham were doing business in Sams Valley Wednesday.
    Mr. Roundtree and son, Ralph, returned home from Applegate Friday where they have been after blackberries.
    John Brown was at Grants Pass Saturday with a load of lime. He was accompanied by his wife, who went to visit friends. 
    Geo. Rolland has returned from Evans Creek where he has been on a hunting trip. We have not heard what success he had.
    The dance at Elmer Nichols' Saturday night was a social success in every respect, and kindly speaking, much credit is due the host and hostess.
    The weather is extremely warm at present, with the atmosphere full of smoke which adds to the heat. A shower of rain would be gladly welcomed by all.

Medford Mail, August 23, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    G. S. Samuels and family intend moving to Medford in a short time.
    Quite a number of our citizens have gone to Applegate to work in the hop fields.
    Wm. Edgely, late of Colorado, is making his home with his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Beal.
    Mary A. Mee and Mrs. J. Hinkle visited relatives and friends on Applegate last week.
    Dr. Hinkle received a large assortment of watches and jewelry the first of the week.
    Mrs. G. F. McConnell and Mrs. L. L. Merrick, of Ashland, were the guests of Mrs. J. W. Merritt last week.
    Mrs. Lizzie Mann and son, John, who have been paying relatives in Klamath County a visit, returned home Wednesday.
    Mr. F. F. Conover and Elizabeth Shattuck were married at the M.E. parsonage Aug. 21st by Rev J. C. Gregory. Their many friends extend congratulations to the happy couple.   
    Thursday, Aug. 22nd, there was a double wedding at the home of Mrs. Dacy J. Stidham, when Mr. I. J. Purkeypile and Miss Estella Stidham, Mr. John E. Ross and Miss Lizzie Stidham were united in marriage by Elder A. J. Hanby, of Phoenix. Mr. Purkeypile is the Southern Pacific Company's agent here, and Mr. Ross is assistant clerk for Mr. Purkeypile. The young ladies have been teaching in the county for ten years. All the parties are well and favorably known, and have a host of friends who wish them a happy and prosperous life.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 3



TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Wm. R. Dickison has been marketing a lot of very fine melons and is convinced that he has land which will yield as great a profit as any in Southern Oregon.
    From a party who has visited the huckleberry patch we are told that there are very few berries to be had this year, which will be a great disappointment to the many annual visitors.
    The farmers of this section made arrangements with Messrs. Bradshaw and Stevens to come in and do our threshing next week, notwithstanding the report that the Glass machine will finish up here.
    The old soldiers are preparing for a splendid time at their reunion at Central Point this year. It is said that the literary exercises will be far above the average and they naturally expect a good attendance.
    Chas. Dickison and Arthur started for Elk Creek Wednesday on a hunting trip.  They are advised by friends to take along about ten dollars for bait, as deer are very wild these days. They expect to be gone six or seven days.
    We have an industry in our part of the country which seems to be in a flourishing condition and even the drought does not affect it in the least. A gentleman from Applegate is catching turtles and fattening them for the San Francisco market. He has over three thousand now and says he has made an average of ten dollars a day since he began work. He will ship Nov. 15th.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, August 30, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    John Clark moved into his new residence this week.
    Miss May Tiffany, of Ashland, is visiting old friends here.
    Misses Clara Love and Issie Rowe visited relatives at Ashland last week.
    Mrs. Mary Sisemore, of Sams Valley, is the guest of Mrs. M. Cooksey this week.
    Jas. Shields and S. A. Thompson left this week for the huckleberry patch for a few days' camping.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thomas left this week for Eagle Point, where they will have charge of a hotel.
    Frank Galloway and J. A. Mann and their families are working in the hop yards near Grants Pass.
    Mrs. F. A. Moore and children left for Klamathon Friday to visit her mother, Mrs. Stephen Cornutt, who is very ill.
    Mrs. Frank Mingus, of Grangeville, Idaho, who has been visiting relatives here the past month, left for her home Tuesday.
    Prof. Hanby and family arrived here Friday and are now occupying the residence which they recently purchased from H. Corum.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place, will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday. All are cordially invited to attend.
    The members of the G.A.R. and W.R.C. are making great preparations for the soldiers' reunion which will be held at the fair grounds for five days, beginning September 23rd.
Medford Mail, September 6, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Mr. and Mrs. I. Humason visited Jacksonville Tuesday upon business.
    Messrs. Brown and McNeil finished the hose cart building and bell tower, on Third Street, last week, and the new fire bell has been placed in position.
    T. C. Massie, the mining man, arrived from the north last week and has been busily engaged in inspecting properties on Evans and Pleasant Creeks. He left Wednesday for Spokane to be gone about ten days.
    E. G. Perham, with a force of men, commenced Monday the work of repairing the river bridge at this place. Nearly all of the timbers will be replaced with new ones causing the bridge to be closed to travel part of the time for the next few days, which will compel those who wish to cross to go use the Rock Point Bridge, two miles below here.
    Messrs. McDonald and Miller have struck it very rich on the E. Ray Mine, two miles up the river from town at a depth of 150 feet. This ……fourth strike on this ledge in the last few years of very rich ore and pockets, it having already produce $40,000. It is better known as the Cox & Lyman Ledge. Experts who have inspected this last strike claim this is no pocket or small pay streak, but the true fissure resembles the Ashland mine in many respects. Messrs. McDonald & Miller have the property bonded.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, Miss Florence Bolt and J. L. Hammersley returned Saturday from their extended trip to McAllister Springs, Fish Lake and Mt. Pitt. They made the ascent to the summit of Mt. Pitt, registered and returned with application blanks for membership to the Mazama, to which they will all subscribe. They give many glowing accounts of their trip. They had a fine view from the summit of the country to the east and south, but the smoky atmosphere prevented a clear view of Rogue River and the valley. Homer Woodcock, of this place, accompanied them in the ascent. This party made eight to register for this year.
Medford Mail, September 6, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Henry Gregory is quite ill at the family home in this precinct.
    Dr. Cole is spending the week at his homestead on Big Butte Creek.
    Mrs. D. J. Stidham fell from her wheel last week and broke her left arm.
    A. Heatherly and family, of Lake Creek, have become residents of our town.
    Wm. Carey, of Gold Hill, spent a day here this week looking after his property.
    Mrs. Mark Welch, who has been visiting relatives in Kansas, arrived home Tuesday.
    Albert Pankey, clerk at Hotel Oregon at Ashland, visited relatives here last week.
    Mrs. Edward Foster, of Beagle, is spending the week with her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Cornish.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pankey, of Bly, Klamath County, are spending a few weeks here with relatives.
    J. A. Mann and family, who have been working in the hop yard near Grants Pass, returned home Sunday.
    Rev. F. O. Bumpus, of Medford, is holding a revival meeting in the Baptist Church this week. All are cordially invited to attend.
    Fred Peninger and family have moved to the Merritt residence, on Railroad Street, and will remain in town for the winter.
    Olwell Bros. and W. H. Norcross have a large number of fruit packers employed at each of their respective orchards and ship several carloads of apples each week.
    Prof. A. J. Hanby is building some additions to his residence and raising the old building on a higher foundation, and when finished will be one of the neatest little cottages in the town.
    C. G. Duncan and family will leave for Iowa next week, where they go to make their future home. These are good people whom we are sorry to see leave us, but wish them success wherever they go.
    At the home of David Grim in this city last Wednesday, a happy wedding party gathered to listen to the words which united the hearts of George E. Wilcox and Miss Clara Grim, by Rev. J. C. Gregory. Both these young people have many friends who wish them much happiness in their new relation.
    Rev. J. C. Gregory closed a three years' pastorate as minister of the M.E. Church here this week and himself and family left for Hillsboro Tuesday, where he will attend the M.E. Church conference, and will receive his appointment for next year's work. Whatever congregation gets him for their minister will be fortunate, as nothing but good words can be said of Mr. Gregory and most estimable family, and they leave a host of warm friends here.
Medford Mail, September 13, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Miss Nellie Ray spent Saturday in Medford .
    Born--to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Landreth, of this place, Monday, Sept. 2, 1901, a boy.
    Harry Harvey is having lumber for a new cottage, placed on his lot in the south side of town.
    Mr. L. A. Roberts of Sams Valley was in town Tuesday. He was on his way to Waldo, where he will locate.
    Mrs. Vosel, who has spent two weeks visiting relatives and friends in Roseburg, returned home last week.
    Mrs. G. R. Hammersley returned last week from her extended trip to Iowa, where she has been visiting relatives.
    Miss Floy McNeill, of this place, is employed at the Dardanelles district in “teaching tho young idea how to shoot.”
    Mrs. J. Owens and Mrs. S. Flemmings, both of Hornbrook, Calif., are visiting their mother, Mrs. Wyatt, at this place.
    Mr. A Cunningham, formerly of this place has purchased property in Grants Pass and moved his family there to reside permanently.
    Mr. W. E. Darling and Ed Lemming returned, Tuesday, from their extended trip in Klamath Co. where they have spent the summer in the harvest fields.
    Mr. Lee Minkler, of Ashland, has purchased the confectionery stock and business of McDonough & Samuels, at this place, and will take possession immediately.
    Fiefield & Co. have purchased the entire stock of dry goods and groceries from N. G. Rogers, at this place, and moved them to their store. Mr. Rogers will move his family to Oregon City, where he has a position awaiting him.
    Mrs. Chas. Stacey, of Medford , accompanied by her sister, Miss May Kellogg, tarried a while with us Tuesday on their return trip from Grants Pass, where they have been visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Kellogg.
    Prof. J. P. Wells came down from Ashland last Saturday, to assume the duties as principal of our school. But school which was intended to have commenced last Monday was delayed one week on account of the non-arrival of the school books which will not be here until Friday.
    Mrs. W. T. Reames who has spent the summer at Crescent City, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Marhoffer returned last Friday. She, in company with her father and mother, spent several days in San Francisco, while on their way. Mr. and Mrs. Marhoffer will extend their trip to eastern states.
Medford Mail, September 13, 1901, page 3


GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Miss Ella Reynolds of Kirksville, Mo, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. A. E. Kellogg.
    Ralph Bacon and sister Jessie left Wednesday, for Eugene, to attend the academy at that place. They were accompanied by their grandmother, Mrs. Combs. Mrs. Bacon will remain here to teach the Willow Spring School this winter and will join them in the spring.
    H. C. Mackey and wife of Medford have been visiting relatives here the past week.
    Fifield & Co. have secured a lease on the I.O.O.F. brick store building occupied by the late S. Rosenthal and will take possession October 1st. It is reported H. B. Nye will move the stock of goods and business from Medford into the building now occupied by Fifield & Co.
    H. B. Nye and H. G. Wortman were in town Wednesday on their way to the Bill Nye Mine, which is continuing its good record of the past. Monday the Nye employees struck a very rich chute, at a depth of 190 feet, of specimen rock and sulphurates, which ore is extremely rich. Mr. Nye showed your correspondent several specimen rock that was from half to one-fifth of pure gold which was taken from the strike Monday.
    Two burglaries were committed at this place the first of the week. Monday night it was W. H. Caine's drug store. Quite a number of very valuable specimen ore from the Bill Nye, Roaring Gimlet, E. Ray and other mines in this vicinity, and some fine toilet articles were taken. Tuesday night the money till in T. M. Reed's Saloon was robbed of about $15 and some fine liquors and cigars were taken. In both places the entrance was forced by removing panes of glass from windows.
Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Elmer Nichols, of Kanes Creek, was here Monday peddling a load of plums.
    Byron Dunkin and family have moved up Rogue River, about four miles from Gold Hill.
    T. Dungey made a trip to Gold Hill Tuesday.
    John Miller is very sick this week, we are sorry to learn.
    H. B. Olson visited Talent last Monday and Tuesday.
    N. Damewood made a trip to his home on Blackwell Hill Saturday.
    J. R. Olson made a trip to Butte Creek Tuesday to visit his uncle, J. E. Olson.
    G. R. Hammersley, of the Gold Hill News, was up this way hunting last week.
    Cal. Dusenberry, accompanied by his mother, passed through here on the way to Medford one day last week.
    Died--on Galls Creek, Sept. 1, 1901, little Willie Ring, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ring, aged one year and six months.
    Mrs. Lucinda Olson was the guest of Mrs. Geo. Hammersley one day last week. Mrs. Hammersley has just returned from the east.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dunkin returned last week from Clatsop County. They were accompanied by Mrs. Hassell, of Roseburg.
Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 5


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.
 
    Mr. and Mrs. John Hodson, who have been visiting Mr. Knotts and family, left last week for their home in Marshfield.
    The many hop pickers from this neighborhood who left three or four weeks ago for the hop yards, have all returned home.
    Frank Lawrence, of Galls Creek, was transacting business here Monday.
    Mrs. Swinden was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Higenbotham, last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cook, of Galls Creek, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Knotts.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Higenbotham were visiting Mr. Swinden and family last Sunday.
    Miss Fannie Penning, of Tolo, was visiting friends in this neighborhood one day last week.
    Mary Gale is staying with Mrs. Higenbotham and attending school in the Dardanelles district.
    Mrs. Roundtree and daughter, Miss Effie, were the guest of Miss Nina Householder recently.
    Miss Anna Birdsey, who has been in Gold Hill for some time, is visiting her mother, on Kanes Creek.
    Mrs. Hoskins and daughter, Josie, were the guest of Mrs. Joel Stover Sunday, as also Mrs. And Mrs. Perry Knotts.
    John Young, who has been a resident of this place this summer, left Tuesday for Foots Creek to work in a mine.
    We are sorry to say that Mr. Obenchains's two children are quite ill with malarial fever. Mr. Learns and family are also ill with the same complaint.
    Mrs. Birdsey has rented her farm on Kanes Creek to Mr. Noe, of Foots Creek, for a term of years. Mr. Roundtree, the present occupant, will move to Gold Hill.

Medford Mail, September 20, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Stevens, of Brownsboro, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    Dr. Hinkle has received a large consignment of school books this week.
    Mrs. W. H. Beal, who has been quite ill, is able to be on the streets again.
    Mrs. John Clark will leave for Roseburg, Saturday, to spend a month with relatives.
    R. A. Clark, who leased the C. C. McClendon farm in Sams Valley, is moving there this week.
    Mrs. B. W. Henston and Miss Maude Pernell, of Applegate, visited friends here last week.
    Jesse Hamrick and wife, who have been at Igerna the past year, arrived home Monday and will occupy the J. Fredenburg dwelling on Manzanita Street.
    Mrs. M. M. Cooksey, who has been paying relatives at Glendale an extended visit, returned home this week.
    The public school will open here next Monday with Prof. A. J. Hanby, principal, A. O. Freel, Miss Zuda Owens and Mrs. A. J. Hanby as assistants.
    W. R. Kincaid, an old and respected pioneer, died at the family home near town on Tuesday. He leaves four sons, one daughter and six grandchildren to mourn his loss.
    There is a large attendance at the Soldiers and Sailors Reunion at the fairgrounds near town. The only thing that prevents it from being one of the best reunions yet held, is the continued rain.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
[Received too late for last week.]
    Mrs. Frank Jeffres, of Yreka, is visiting relatives here.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Thursday in our town.
    Mrs. L. J. Hannon, of Vashon, Wash., is visiting relatives here.
    Mrs. L. W. Whelpley, of Sams Valley, spent a day here last week.
    A. H. Boothby, of Prospect was in after supplies the first of the week.
    G. C. Duncan and family took Monday evening's train for Iowa, where they go to make their future home.
    Mrs. Alice Lindsay, of Lorella, Klamath County, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Obenchain, of this place, returned home the first of the week.
    The committee that has been arranging the fairgrounds for the soldiers reunion have everything in readiness. The grounds are well cleared and in fine condition. There will be a restaurant on the grounds and everything is being done to make it one of the best reunions ever held in Southern Oregon.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 5



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Miss Ada Carter, of Phoenix, has been visiting friends in town for the past week. 
    Mrs. Ida Betts and son Merril arrived from Roseburg Tuesday, where they have been located the last few months.
    John McClendon and Jeff Haufman spent several days last week on their homesteads in the Elk Creek District.
    Mr. Childers had a very valuable milch cow killed on the railroad crossing below town Sunday by a passing freight train.
    I. Humason, J. L. Hammersley and W. A. Carter left for Salem and Portland Sunday to attend the state fair and Portland carnival.
    S. Engledow and Charles Moon returned from California Wednesday, where they have been on a prospecting tour the past season.
    Fred Bolt returned from Applegate last Saturday, where he and George Hoffman have been operating their quartz mine in that District.
    Fred Eddings accidentally discharged a 22-cal. rifle and wounded himself quite severely in the foot last Tuesday. Dr. A. C. Stanley dressed the wound.
    C. Vroman has sold his blacksmith shop, tools and business to John Cook of Ashland, who will take possession the first of the month.
Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Miner spent Sunday in Gold Hill.
    All those reported on the sick list last week are convalescing.
    Messrs. Sutton and Reese are building an addition to their house.
    Henry Nutt, who is working on Elk Creek, spent Sunday with home folks.
    Robt. Swinden, who has been suffering with boils for the past two weeks, is better.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of Central Point, spent last Sunday here the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stover.
    There will be a social dance at Elmer Nichols' on the evening of the 28th. All are cordially invited.
    The Dardanelles school is progressing nicely under the management of Miss Floy McNeil, of Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. Knotts, accompanied by Mrs. Rhoten spent several days in Ashland last week visiting relatives.
    Mr. and Mrs. Norton Eddings, of Gold Hill, spent Sunday on Kanes Creek with Mrs. E's sister, Mrs. John Brown.
    E. Hodson of Roseburg, who has been in this section of the country for several days, returned to his home Sunday evening.
    John Simmons & Co. who have leased the placer ground from E. E. Miner are meeting with good success. Messrs. Elmer, Higenbotham and Williams, two good miners, are working for the company.
    Mr. Haff and Miss Pening were visiting at Mr. Swinden's Sunday afternoon.
    Geo. Higenbotham, of Medford, was visiting relatives here several days last week.
    Elmer Nichols was disposing of a fine lot of prunes to Medford merchants last week.
    We are sorry to say that Miss Gertie Obenchain is not improving at this writing.
    Ed Rhoten and Ed. Swinden are prospecting on Blackwell hill and are meeting with good success.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts and Mrs. Joel Stover were visiting Central Point friends last Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. Knotts and son, John, were transacting business in Jacksonville and Central Point last Monday.
    Dr. Ray's brother has arrived from the East and work will probably commence at the mines in a few weeks.
    Mrs. Dave Warden was unexpectedly called to California Saturday by the sudden illness of her sister, Mrs. Al. Boggis.
    The sociable dance at Elmer Nichols last Saturday night was a decided success and the supper prepared by Mrs. Nichols was excellent.

Medford Mail, September 27, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Seymore, recently from Washington, has become a resident of our city.
    Mrs. Creed, a late arrival from Washington, has moved here to make this her future home.
    Mrs. P. S. Loosley, of Bonanza, who has been visiting here, returned home Tuesday.
    Mrs. J. J. Fryer, of Eagle Point, has moved here to remain during the school year, and her grandson, Austin Green, will stay with her and attend school.
    Our school commenced last Monday with Prof. A. J. Hanby as principal, and A. O. Freil, Miss Zuda Owens and Mrs. A. J. Hanby assistants. The attendance is large and everything points to a very successful school for the year.
G.A.R. ENCAMPMENT.
    The 10th Annual Reunion of the Southern Oregon Soldiers and Sailors Association, is among the things that are past; and according to the verdict of those most concerned--members of the G.A.R. and W.R.C.--it has been a complete success in spite of the unfavorable weather.
    The managers are entitled to much credit in the arrangement of the grounds. The first impression formed of their beauty upon entering the gates was not changed by a closer inspection.
    In passing the gates, Old Glory greeted you on the right from a lofty flagstaff, while seemingly guarding it on the left stood the little brass cannon, whose sharp bark has been heard so many times in Southern Oregon.
    Proceeding straight ahead we came to the midway, or W. H. Harrison St., and diverging squarely to the left was Medford St., and to the right Ashland St., with a regular old army shop on the corner.
    Keeping straight on from midway until we passed the old race course gate, we turned to the right, and under the grandstand was the lecture room with a stage at the north end which had been tastefully decorated by the Central Point W.R.C., with flags, bunting and evergreens. The old pool room had been fitted up for a reception room for the ladies of the W.R.C.
    Owing to the inclement weather, the literary exercises did not begin until Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., when it was opened by the Central Point quartette singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
    The address of welcome was unique; an innovation in that line as it consisted of a poem, recited by one of the many bright little Central Point girls it was so truthful in sentiment, reaching back into the days of the Civil War, paying a just tribute to the gray-haired veteran that no flowery oration could have been more appropriate. It was fittingly responded to by B. B. Paull, of Ashland, in a forty-minute speech. After several music exercises, the meeting closed until 7:30 p.m. when Central Point, assisted by Gold Hill, entertained the audience for over two hours.
    The flag drill by nine of Central Point's little girls was the crowning feature of the day, which would be hard to excel in graceful meanderings.
    Stormy weather prevented the attendance of a portion of those who were to assist Grants Pass and Ashland on Wednesday and Thursday, but Central Point gallantly came to the rescue and the exercises were well filled each day and evening by speeches and song, so that no one was disappointed.
    Friday was Medford day. The day opened fair and bright, and was the only fair weather day of the whole week. It was the gala day of the encampment. Frolics of various kinds filled the forenoon. A strong speech by Sanderlin of Coos County in the afternoon, and a grand entertainment at night.
    The recitation by Miss Mae Merriman was exceptionally good and was greatly appreciated. Geo. Merriman Jr.'s minstrel show was a whole circus in itself--and was amusing. The Medford band furnished exquisite and appropriate music for the occasion.
    No effort was spared by the local managing committee to make it pleasant and comfortable for everyone, and take it all in all, it was one of the most enjoyable encampments in the history of the association.
Medford Mail, October 4, 1901, page 3



WILLOW SPRINGS NOTES.
    Miss Isabel Rowe, who has been visiting Medford friends and relatives, returned home Saturday.
    Miss Kate Plymale, of Jacksonville, is visiting the family of Mrs. Jas. McDonough for two or three weeks.
    Quite a number of the young people from Willow Springs attended the reunion at Central Point one evening last week.
    The Willow Springs school commenced Monday last with a good sized attendance. Mrs. Alice Bacon, of Gold Hill, who taught here last year and gave such general satisfaction, is again in charge.
    Martin McDonough, who has been engaged in the cigar and confectionery business at Gold Hill for the past years, has disposed of the business and is visiting home folks for a few weeks.
    Geo. Chapman, one of the most extensive farmers of this section, is contemplating clearing fifteen or twenty acres of his hillside land and planting the same to fruit in the near future. The land is admirably adapted to fruit raising and will surely prove a lucrative investment for the gentleman.
    Jacob Huger's large fruit dryer, which he erected at this place this summer, is being steadily operated to its fullest capacity and is daily turning out several hundred pounds of as fine dried prunes as were ever placed on the market. Mr. Huger has an eleven acre prune orchard here which yielded him a very heavy crop this year.
Medford Mail, October 4, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Every residence in our town is occupied.
    Mrs. Lizie Mann moved in her new house last Monday.
    John Williams, of Sams Valley, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    E. M. Leever, of Fort Klamath, is spending a few days with relatives here.
    H. V. Hootman and family left for Iowa Monday evening, to make their home.
    Mr. Martin, a prominent sheep buyer from California, is here this week on business.
    R. H. Hodge has opened a grain and feed store in the Daley building on Pine Street.
    Wm. Carey, one of Gold Hill's prominent business men, spent a day here last week.
    Olwell Brothers are shipping carloads of their fine apples every week to eastern markets.
    Mrs. Warren Mee, Applegate, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. V. Hegelgrave, of this place.
    Ralph Newman and family will leave for Klamath Falls in a few days to go into the mercantile business.
    Prof. A. J. Hanby has the tenth grade added to our school, and several went in the class this week.
    E. C. Pomeroy, of Beagle, has bought a residence on the east side of town, and will move there in a few days.
    Mrs. Creed, late of Washington, has rented the Henry Wilson residence and will occupy the same in a few days.
    W. H. Norcross has a large force of apple packers employed and has one of the best crops of apples ever raised here.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart, the new M.E. pastor for the ensuing year, will preach in church Sunday, Oct. 13th, at eleven a.m.
    Mrs. L. C. Robinett and Miss Myrtle Hurley left for Portland, Friday, where they will visit friends and attend the exposition.
    Mr. Blakesley and family, late of California, who have become residents of our town, are now domiciled in one of Dr. Hinkle's houses.
    Mrs. Jas. P. Hoagland, who has been at the Good Samaritan Hospital at Portland for treatment, has returned home much improved in health.
    Frank Mee, of Grants Pass, spent two days here the first of the week while en route to California to look up a suitable location for the lumbering business.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 3



ASBESTOS ITEMS.
By Undine.
    D. P. Greninger is employed as head workman on Mrs. Clark's new frame barn. Work is progressing nicely.
    Ernest Biden and his sister, Miss Violet, who have been in Medford on business, returned home last Saturday.
    Several parties have been in this section recently looking for timber locations. Our timber land seems to have taken quite a boom.
    A. J. Wooley, a farmer in this section, has sold his property to John Walker, of the Meadows. Mr. Walker will take charge of the place at once.
    Mrs. Laura Clark has gone to San Francisco on business and will be absent a month or six weeks. She left her place in charge of her foreman, Wilford Gardner.
    Jack Walker and his hounds were out in quest of game a few days ago. They succeeded in bagging two large wildcats. Jack is a good hunter and expects to have fine sport this winter.
    We learn that Major Dwight Andrus intends to open up his coal mine located in this vicinity. Such a move would enliven this section of the country to a great extent, as things of interest have come to a general standstill.
    Harry Boussum, while out hunting a short time ago, encountered a large mountain lion. His dog soon put the huge cat up a tree but did not keep it there long for the panther was shy and preferred his liberty to being captured. Mr. Boussum was very much disappointed in not getting a shot at the panther. He says that its track measured seven inches across.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 3



GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Thos. Dungey is quite sick this week, we are sorry to learn.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cook made Mrs. T. West a visit Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Tayler were Gold Hill visitors last Monday.
    Our school started Sept. 30th, with Miss Lulu Newton as teacher.
    Miss Olive Dungey, of Blackwell Hill, made her parents a pleasant visit here last Sunday.
    A. Bailey drove a fine band of sheep through here one day last week on his way to the valley.
    Bert Askew, of Grants Pass, was in this vicinity one day last week on his way home from a visit with his brother, L. Askew, at Willow Springs.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Hammersley, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunkin, N. Damewood and Miss Della Miller were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson Sunday.
    A party of people from this neighborhood and Sardine Creek were fishing in Rogue River Sunday night, and caught a fish weighing from thirty to forty-nine pounds each.
    Mrs. Lucinda Olson returned home Sunday from Gold Hill, where she has been taking care of Mrs. I. E. Deboy, who has been very ill for some time but is now on the road to recovery.
Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 5


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Mrs. McDougal is visiting relatives near Roseburg.
    Annie Birdsey is staying with Mrs. Jos. Hammersley in Gold Hill and attending school at that place.
    Mr. Haff and Miss Pening were visiting at Mr. Swinden's Sunday aftenroon.
    Geo. Higinbotham, of Medford, was visiting relatives here several days last week.
    Elmer Nichols was disposing of a fine lot of prunes to Medford merchants last week.
    We are sorry to say that Miss Gertie Obenchain is not improving at his writing.
    Ed. Rhoten and Ed. Swinden are prospecting on Blackwell Hill and are meetign with good success.
    Mrs. Perry Knotts and Mrs. Joel Stover were visiting Central Poitn friends last Saturday and Sunday.
    Mrs. Knotts and son, John, were transacting business in Jacksonville and Central Point last Monday.
    Dr. Ray's brother has arrived from the East and work will probably commence at the miens in a few weeks.
    Mrs. Dave Warden was unexpectedly called to California Ssaturday by the sudden illness of her sister, Mrs. Al. Boggis.
    The sociable dance at Elmer Nichols' last Saturday night was a decided succss, and teh supper prepared by Mrs. Nichols was excellent.

Medford Mail, October 11, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    L. C. Bolle and wife, of Wellen, spent two days here this week.
    Mrs. McKinsey is building a residence in the east part of town.
    O. R. Pankey is building a residence on his lots on Laurel Street.
    Mrs. John Williams, of Sams Valley, was shopping here Tuesday.
    Frank Johnson left last week for Los Angeles, where he goes to enter the Soldiers' Home.
    Mrs. D. W. Knutzen and children, of Applegate, are spending the week here visiting friends.
    Mrs. Fred Roper, of Grants Pass, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Williams of this place.
    E. C. Pomeroy, of Beagle, has bought a home here and will occupy the same in the near future.
    W. H. Norcross shipped several carloads of apples this week and would have shipped more if he could have gotten more men to gather the apples.
Medford Mail, October 18, 1901, page 3



KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.
    The farmers are all busy plowing.
    Miss Anna Birdsey, of Gold Hill, visited her mother here last Sunday.
    Mrs. St. Clair, of Roseburg is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. Nutt.
    Mesdames Nichols and Higenbotham were visitors at the school last Friday.
    Elmer Nichols and Mr. Simmons were transacting business in Gold Hill Saturday.
    Miss Rosa Rollan commenced school in the Willow Springs district last Monday.
    Mr. Jones, of Central Point, was transacting business in this neighborhood last Saturday.
    Mrs. E. Rhoten and daughter, Miss Mary, were Medford visitors last Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. Noe, of Foots Creek, took possession of the Birdsey farm, on Kanes Creek, last Monday.
    Mr. Huffman, of Crescent City, Calif., passed through here last week enroute to Ashland with a fine band of sheep. He remained here two days the guest of his uncle, Mr. Knotts.

Medford Mail, October 18, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. J. Hinkle, who has been very sick, is able to be up again.
    Mrs. S. A. Pruett, of Sacramento, is paying her mother Mrs. S. C. Minnick a visit.
    Warren Williams, lineman for the Telephone Company, spent two days here this week, putting in phones.
    Mrs. D. W. Knutzen, of Applegate, who has been visiting her sister, Miss Mary A. Mee, returned home last Friday.
    Several hundred boxes of apples are in the warehouses waiting for cars to ship them. One or two carloads are shipped every day.
    Thos. Leever, who has been employed in the mines of Siskiyou County, Calif. the past year, is making relatives of this place a visit.
Medford Mail, October 25, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Postmaster Reames left Tuesday for Oregon City and Portland on official business.
    H. C. McNeil has sold his residence property, in the Dekum addition, to M. E. Darling.
    The Braden Mine and mill will begin operations again the first of the month with a force of about 40 men.
    Dr. W. P. Chisholm was called Tuesday to attend J. B. Welch who is very sick at the Meadows.
    R. L. Darling has purchased the A. J. Olsen property on F Street and will make some improvements soon.
    Kellogg and Darling have leased the Cook blacksmith and wagon shops on D Street, and opened up for business the first of last week.
    Fifield & Company moved their large stock of goods into the brick store last week, and gave a grand opening and reception, Monday, to their many patrons.
    Carter and Crawford have purchased the Prall store building, better known as the Merritt store, and as soon as they can have it fitted up, will put in a first class stock of general merchandise.
    Riley Hammersley came down, Wednesday, on business, from the Hammersley & Chisholm cinnabar mine at the Meadows, and reports everything progressing finely at the several properties in that vicinity.
    Andy Hammersley, of Lakeview, is visiting relatives and friends here. He was given a farewell party in the I.O.O.F. hall on Wednesday evening, which was largely attended by his many friends and all had a good time.
Medford Mail, October 25, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Miss Roberta Rippey is teaching school in Mound district.
    W. H. Norcross shipped two carloads of apples to Portland this week.
    Wm. McDonald, of Ashland, spent a couple of days here last week.
    Apple buyers from Chicago and Portland were interviewing our fruit men.
    Mr. Keizer and family, late of the Willamette Valley, have become residents of our town.
    Wm. Brown, one of the leading merchants of Eagle Point, was in town the first of the week.
    Jesse Wright, who has been at Klamath Falls the past several months, returned home last week.
    Mrs. I. C. Robinett, who has been visiting friends at Portland, Dallas and Albany for the past month, returned home this week.
    J. E. Lamborn, who spent a few weeks here some fourteen years ago, returned recently and has concluded to make this his future home.
    Preaching services are held at the M.E. Church on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month at 11 o'clock a.m. and 7 p.m. An Epworth League has been organized and meets on the same Sundays as above mentioned at 6 p.m. Eleven persons united with the church last Sunday. Rev. Edwin B. Lockhart is the new pastor.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3



TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Mrs. A. P. Frierson is visiting Mrs. N. C. Gunn near Medford.
    Richard Jennings came up from Roseburg Friday, on a visit to his mother.
    Arthur Walker and family, of Medford, spent Sunday visiting at Chas. Dickison's.
    Miss Edith Nicholson, of Medford, is sightseeing at Table Rock these days, the guest of Meta Morine.
    The late rain has put the soil in fine condition for plowing and most farmers are hoping for clear weather again.
    W. J. Nichols brought the Merritt sheep from the mountains last week, and reports a good year on the mountain range.
    Charley Nichols came over from Klamath County last week to buy his winter supplies and to make a short visit with his father's family.
    William Dickison has purchased a large sized cider mill and has made several barrels of the finest cider we ever tasted in this or any other country.
    William Witcher, who lately sold his desert farm to the Jackson County Improvement Company, has bought a farm on Griffin Creek and will soon move to his new home.
    Miss Mae L. McIntyre, lately from Colorado, is conducting a very successful term of school here, and though only two weeks have passed since she took up the work, the little folks have learned that study hours mean strict business and nothing else. The pupils seem quite interested in the new textbooks.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    J. J. Horn and Wallace Dunkin made a trip to Gold Hill Monday.
    Frank Dungey and Geo. Taylor will leave next week for California.
    Misses Lizzie and Sarah Dunkin made a trip to Gold Hill Saturday.
    Mrs. Russell, of Ashland, was the guest of Mrs. Mary Taylor last week.
    I. Humason and Lee Holwell made a trip to the Ramsey mine Saturday.
    Mrs. Wilson and Miss Nora McKinnon visited the Nye mine Sunday evening.
    A. Hodges, R. Noah and E. Noah, of Gold Hill, came out Monday to visit the …
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith, of Arizona, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson.
    Miss Clara Olson was visiting with Miss Mabel Damewood at Blackwell Hill last Saturday.
    Mr. Ramsey will commence operation on his big mine the first of the week. He has a large force of men employed.
    Mrs. Minnie Nichols, of Kanes Creek, and Miss Mollie Nichols, of Table Rock, were visiting on Galls Creek last Sunday.
Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 5


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    The Misses Noe were Grants Pass visitors not long since.
    Mrs. Murphy, of Medford, is visiting Mrs. Roundtree this week.
    Grandma Way, of Ashland, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Knotts.
    Chas. Penning, of Blackwell, was in this neighborhood upon business last Monday.
    Mrs. Russell, of Ashland, who has been visiting relatives on Kanes Creek, has returned home.
    Perry Knotts and George Rollan have returned home from a hunting expedition to the head of Elk Creek.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson, who have been visiting Mr. Nutt and family for several days, have returned to their home at Woodville.
    The rains of the past few days have been quite beneficial to the farmers, as the ground had become too dry to plow.
    Miss Mollie Nichols, of Sams Valley, attended the dance here Saturday night, remaining over Sunday with her brother, Elmer Nichols and family.
    The dance here last Saturday night was a very pleasant affair, a good sized crowd being in attendance, notwithstanding the inclement weather. The supper was prepared by Mesdames Nichols and Nutt.

Medford Mail, November 1, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    Harry Caton and wife are visiting relatives in the Meadows.
    Frank V. Jeffres, of Yreka, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Born, Oct. 27th, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Mee, a daughter.
    Mrs. N. P. Thompson made Medford a business visit last Saturday.
    Dr. Hinkle is spending the week at Prospect looking after business.
    Dr. Officer and wife, of Eagle Point, visited relatives here last week.
    O. Harbaugh, who was seriously hurt in a runaway here two weeks ago, has so far recovered that they took him to his home near Jacksonville a few days ago.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Foster, of Beagle, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    Mrs. E. J. Hefling, of Merlin, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Wright.
    Dr. Cole made a business trip to the upper Rogue River country the first of the week.
    Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Olwell and daughter have gone to Los Angeles to spend the winter.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, was doing business in our city the first of the week.
    Wm. Peninger attended the funeral of the late Henry Klippel at Jacksonville on Tuesday.
    Mrs. Madge Wall, of Glendale, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Beal, here last week.
    Mrs. Edith Miller will leave in a few days for San Francisco, where she goes to join her husband.
    Mrs. L. C. Bolle left for San Francisco last week, where she goes to seek relief for internal cancer.
    Mrs. Maria Purkeypile is paying her son, O. C. Purkeypile, S.P. agent at Gold Hill, a visit this week.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart was summoned to Gold Hill last week to conduct the funeral of the late Mrs. I. E. Deboy.
    Mrs. Birdie Jones Graff, of Portland, and formerly of Tolo, died at a hospital in Portland on Oct. 31st. She leaves a husband, six brothers and one sister to mourn her loss.
    The Department Inspector of the W.R.C., Mrs. Jencie Higgins, will be here to attend her official duties Nov. 10th at 2 p.m. All members are requested to be present.
    Services Sunday at the M.E. Church as follows: Sabbath school at 10; preaching at 11. Theme, "The Preaching at the Cross." Epworth League at 6:30 p.m., with Mrs. Meranda as leader. On account of the increased interest, the Epworth League will meet every Sunday evening instead of the second and fourth Sundays. Preaching at 7:30; "Invisible Pictures," a sermon to young men.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Dr. W. P. Chisholm left Wednesday with his family to spend a few days at his mine in the Meadows district.
    Messrs. Lawton, Nye and Wortman, of Medford , were in Gold Hill on Tuesday.
    A. E. Kellogg now occupies the Vroman residence at the corner of 5th and E streets.
    J. H. Crawford and wife returned Wednesday from their extended trip to Colorado and other points.
    E. F. Raymond is down from his Big Butte homestead and reports his family highly pleased with their new home.
    Rev. Lockhart preached at the Methodist church Sunday morning and evening. His sermons were largely attended and his words were taken.
    John Hammersley of the “News”, accompanied by John Hays and Fred Eddings, spent ten days at his homestead on Evans Creek. They returned Tuesday.
    Died--Friday, Nov. 1st, at her late residence on D Street, Monia, beloved wife of I. E. Deboy, aged 41 years. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
    Mr. E. Crawford will again take his former position at the Rogue River planing mills.
    Applegate brothers, of Drain, are having the Counts building on 4th and E fitted up for general merchandise and will commence business the first of next week.
    A. J. Smith, of Medford , has opened a bowling alley in the Bailey building on E   Street.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Mr. Wm. Dickison started for Elk Creek Monday on a hunting trip.
    Saw mill men up Rogue River are taking advantage of the good roads by rushing their lumber out as fast as they can get teams.
    Richard Jennings took Friday's train for Roseburg, where he will settle up his business, and return to Jackson County to remain for the winter.
    Packers are busy these days getting the apple crop on the Chas. Dickison place ready for market. As usual the fruit is large and of good quality.
    Fishermen tell us that the river is full of silversides now, and that they are at their best. We tried one last week and never tasted finer fish from any stream.
    That beautiful pet deer of John Vincent has not been seen for a week or more, and it is quite likely that some hunter found him an easy target as he was often a mile or more from home.
    The farmers who have sticky land have had favorable weather to put in their crops, while those on the bottom lands find it a little too dry for deep plowing. Another day's rain would put such land in first-class condition to work.
    The Table Rock Ditch Company has just completed a bulkhead which has a capacity of three thousand inches of water. Gradually this company has enlarged the ditch and soon will have one of the finest properties in Southern Oregon.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    J. Horn left Wednesday for California.
    G. Taylor went to Eagle Point Saturday.
    J. R. Olson was visiting Ira Noah, of Gold Hill, Sunday.
    Wm. Blackert and family made a trip to Gold Hill Sunday.
    J. Avery, of Gold Hill, was in this neighborhood last Friday.
    T. Dungey made a business trip to Gold Hill one day last week.
    Mr. Day, of Medford, passed here Friday on his way to Rock Point.
    C. Fifield, the Gold Hill merchant, made a trip to the Gold Standard mines Sunday.
    John Miller, who took the contract of cutting wood for Mr. Ramsey, is getting along finely with his work.
    Miss Ada Dungey is having a serious time with a felon on her thumb. It became so bad that she had to have her thumb cut open and the bone scraped Saturday.
Medford Mail, November 8, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    There will be Thanksgiving services in the M.E. Church at this place.
    James Shields cut forty-two tons of alfalfa off of eight acres this season without irrigation.
    Tom Carey, one of Gold Hill's business men, spent a day here this week looking after business.
    Mrs. J. W. Merritt and daughter, Esther, left on Monday's train for San Diego, Calif., to spend the winter.
    Mrs. Simon Simpkins and son, Dan, of Redding, Calif., and Mrs. Wilcox and two children, of Woodville, were visiting P. L. Simpkins last week.
    Warren Mee, of Applegate, came over Wednesday, and Mrs. Mee, who has been spending a few weeks with her parents, returned home with him.
    W. H. Norcross has shipped five carloads of his fine apples to the East, Chicago and New York City being the principal markets. He shipped two carloads to London this week, and will have enough apples to keep his full force of packers employed until Christmas. Porter Brothers have shipped five carloads in the last few days, and Olwell Brothers will not be through packing their large crop before the new year, and we have several other fruit growers that will ship quite a large quantity this fall. W. M. Freeman and J. Hughes have an immense quantity of dried prunes ready to ship.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    J. C. Whipp, of Jacksonville, was in town Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Beeman visited Jacksonville Wednesday on business.
    Dr. Platcher, the dentist, has more than he can do while on his trip here.
    Olwell Bros. shipped three car loads of apples from the Luscomb orchard this week.
    F. G. Goddard, of Portland, is here looking after his mining interests in this section.
    Mrs. P. M. Dekum returned Sunday from Portland where she has been on business the last two weeks.
    Judge Dufur returned Monday from his trip to Portland.
    Messrs. Wortman & Nye have been in town a few days this week. They are having some very rich ore treated at the Houck mill from their Bill Nye Mine.
    Thomas E. Hammersley arrived from Baker City Monday, for a few days visit with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Hammersley. He will soon leave for Seattle to spend the winter.
Medford Mail, November 15, 1901, page 3


Central Point Items.
    W. C. Leever spent last week at his Elk Creek mine.
    Wm. Holmes made Grants Pass a business trip last week.
    Mrs. Frank Galloway made Medford a business trip Tuesday.
    J. H. Kincaid will open a saloon in the Freil building next week.
    Dr. Hinkle received a large consignment of school books Friday.
    Freeman & Hughes are boxing their large crop of prunes this week.
    Henry White, of Ashland, spent Sunday in our city with old friends.
    John Hesselgrave and W. M. Downing have rented Henry White's farm of Rock Point.
    Elder Badger, of Phoenix, delivered a sermon to a large congregation here last Sunday.
    J. H. Messner has opened a blacksmith shop in the building adjoining Williams' livery barn.
    W. P. Smith, representing Langley & Michaels Co., of Portland, spent a day here the first of the week.
    Mrs. Jennie Higgins, of Eugene, Department Inspector of W.R.C., was here on Tuesday and inspected W. H. Harrison Women's Relief Corps.
    Preaching services at the M.E. Church next Sunday at usual hours. Subject for morning discourse: "Failure and success," evening: "The Master."
    A Thanksgiving dinner will be given by the Ladies Aid Society of Central Point, on Thanksgiving, from 12 to 2:30 p.m., at the hall west of the M.E. Church. Everyone is cordially invited to come.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3



BIG STICKY ITEMS.
By Peck's Bad Boy.
    Al. Turpin, who has been seriously ill for some time, is improving.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin are comfortably settled in their new house.
    Mrs. Laura Wyland and children spent a few days last week at H. C. Turpin's.
    Joe Rader and R. C. Roberts are looking after their stock in the Dead Indian country.
    Mrs. Lulu Perry has completed a three months' term of school in the Yankee Creek district.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gall and children, of Moonville, visited friends on Sticky recently.
    Mrs. Calvin Owens and little daughters spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregory.
    Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Pruett and daughters, Donna and Georgia, spent Sunday with Mrs. Clara Rader.
    Mr. and Mrs. Taggart, of Medford, were out in this vicinity last Wednesday, combining business and pleasure.
    Mrs. Ish has been making some needed improvements on the buildings on her Sticky farm. Charles Milligan, of Medford, is doing the work.
    Roy Smith, who has been suffering from a severe attack of tonsillitis and neuralgia for the last three weeks, is able to be around again. Dr. Stephenson was the attending physician.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Mrs. C. A. Dickison visited in Medford Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pendleton spent Tuesday with Ashland friends.
    S. F. and Chas. Morine spent Monday transacting business in Medford and Central Point.
    Wm. Dickison has returned from his trip up Rogue River and is well pleased with the game he secured.
    Richard Jennings returned from Roseburg Friday to remain permanently with his mother and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn visited Table Rock relatives over Sunday and left a substantial reminder in the form of a turkey.
    W. R. Dickison and Harry Nealon hauled heavy hogs to Jacksonville Monday and the price they obtained sent the home smiling.
    A party of hunters composed of Judge Prim, Geo. Neuber, John Orth, Chas. Gay and John Ross were doing Table Rock country last Friday.
    Table Rock has a literary society which meets every Friday night at the school house. C. A. Dickison is president, S. M. Nealon, vice president; Miss Mae McIntyre, secretary, and Miss Hattie Waschau, treasurer. Last Friday evening was devoted to Longfellow and was a decided success.
    Miss Mae McIntyre spent Saturday with Medford relatives and was accompanied home by her sister. On Sunday Clarence Meeker came out and with Mr. Sandals and Miss Grace Dickison made a party to climb the lower Table Rock. They ate their lunch by a blazing bonfire and report a good time in spite of fog and clouds.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 3


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Mrs. Pearl Bean and children were visiting Mrs. Higenbotham recently.
    Miss Ada Swinden visited relatives in Grants Pass several days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Knotts were transacting business in Central Point one day last week.
    Robt. Swinden has struck a very promising quartz mine on his place near Gold Hill.
    Dr. Braden returned Monday from Josephine County, where he has been on a business trip.
    Mrs. Ralph Darling, of Gold Hill visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noe, here one day last week.
    Chas. Householder, who is working in the Kubli mine on Galls Creek, came home Saturday night to attend the dance.
    Mrs. Al. Boggis and children, of Hornbrook, Calif., came over last week to visit her mother, Mrs. Rhoten, and other relatives.
    The dance at the school house last Saturday was a grand success. An oyster supper was served by Mesdames Nichols and Nutt.
    Mr. Agner, a mining man of Gold Hill, has purchased a third interest in a gravel mine on Kanes Creek and commenced work on it last Thursday.
    A few days ago while Fred Reese, of the Roaring Gimlet mine, was absent from home, someone entered the house and took $30 in money and some tobacco.
    The rain of the past few days is greatly welcomed by all the farmers as the ground had become too dry for plowing and a number on Kanes Creek had not finished their seeding.

Medford Mail, November 22, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mr. Hare, of Woodville, spent a day here this week.
    Fred Straub, of Willow Springs, was in our town Tuesday.
    J. W. Vincent, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants on Monday.
    Mrs. Mary Vincent, of Table Rock, was trading here the first of the week.
    Miss Mary A. Mee spent three days last week visiting relatives at Grants Pass.
    W. H. Norcross shipped two carloads of apples to the eastern market on Tuesday.
    Jacob Huger, superintendent of Voorhies' orchards near Medford, spent Monday here.
    John Olwell, one of our leading fruit growers, made Ashland a business trip last week.
    S. M. Nealon, one of Table Rock's prominent citizens, was trading with our merchants this week.
    Mrs. Frank Amy left on Wednesday's train for Pagosa Junction, Col., to visit her sister, Mrs. Ida Tschudy.
    David Lynes, who has been employed in mines near Callahan's, Calif., the past year, returned home last week.
    The many friends of Mrs. Ida Pankey Tschudy will be sorry to learn she has been bereft of her husband. Mr. Tschudy took very ill with brain fever and after three days suffering died, Nov. 21st, at their home in Pagosa, Colorado.
    W. W. Edington sold his fine farm to Ben Beall, and will leave for Springfield, Mo., in a short time to reside. Mr. Edington and his family are fine people and we are sorry to lose them from our community, but wish them the greatest success wherever they go.
Medford Mail, November 29, 1901, page 3



GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    Monty Dunkin is visiting home folks this week.
    J. Olson and W. Graham returned Friday from Kerby.
    Geo. Taylor left Monday for Ashland to spend the winter.
    We are sorry to learn that Miss Carrie Cook is very sick.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. Dungey made a trip to Central Point last week.
    H. B. Nye, of Medford, visited the Bill Nye mine Saturday.
    Mr. Ramsey has given all his men a lay-off until he gets his stamping mill put up.
    Byron Dunkin made Kerby a business visit last week, accompanied by Mr. Sparry of Gold Hill.
    Mrs. J. B. and J. W. Dunkin, Mrs. J. W. Miller and Mrs. Mulkey were the guests of Mrs. Taylor Wednesday.
Medford Mail, November 29, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Born--Dec. 3rd, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hamrick, a daughter.
    Miss Etta Wilson made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    Mrs. I. B. Williams is very ill at the family home, with la grippe.
    Born--Dec. 1st, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brown, a ten-pound son.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rodgers, of Medford, spent two days here this week.
    Wm. Bybee, an old resident of Jacksonville, spent a day here last week.
    John Williams and family, of Sams Valley, visited relatives here last week.
    Mrs. Mooreland, of Joplin, Mo., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Booth Lee of this city.
    Quite a number of our young people attended the party at Eagle Point Thanksgiving.
    Henry Pankey and family, late of Willamette Valley, have become residents of our town.
    Mrs. C. C. Gilchrist, who has been visiting relatives in Kansas the past six months, returned home Sunday.
    P. W. Olwell left for Arizona Wednesday to join his wife, who will spend the winter there for her health.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart will preach at the M.E. Church next Sunday morning and evening. Morning subject, "Marching Orders," evening, "Why the Christian is Not Ashamed of the Gospel."
    Dr. Hinkle has one of the largest assortment of holiday goods ever brought to the city, including fancy goods and all the latest novelties, also a fine line of clocks, watches, jewelry and one Columbia graphophone for sale. Call and see them.
CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL REPORT
    Report of principal of Central Point public school for the month ending Nov. 22, 1901.
    Number of days taught, 20; days attended, 3047, days absent, boys 58, girls 47, total 105, cases of tardiness, boys 6, girls 27, total 33; number enrolled on register, boys 91, girls 87, total 178; new pupils, boys 8, girls 7, total 15; average daily attendance, 153; percent of attendance, 96; number of visitors, 20; number of cases of corporal punishment, 0; number of pupils neither tardy nor absent, 96.
    The interest in the school is good.
A. J. HANBY, Principal
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 3


GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Postmaster W. T. Reames now occupies the brick dwelling on third street.
    Married--Miss Adeline Noe and Frank Ladd, formerly of this place, at Roseburg, Nov. 37th [sic].
    Married--at Jacksonville, Dec. 2, 1901, Miss Fannie Peinging and Geo. Haft, both of this city.
    H. D. Kubli has been in town the last few days looking after his mining interest in the district.
    J. L. Hammersley was at Jacksonville Wednesday evening in attendance on the Masonic Lodge at that place.
    Miss Gertie Marhoffer arrived Sunday from Crescent City to spend the winter with her cousin, Mrs. W. T. Reames.
    Misses Nina Carter and Rhoda Cheney were down from the normal school, at Ashland, to spend Thanksgiving with home folks.
    Miss Elva Humason and niece, Edith Waldo, left Saturday for San Francisco to spend the winter to pursue a course of art study.
    C. T. Young and A. E. Kellogg are able to be on the streets again. Both have been confined to their beds with a severe attack of rheumatism for the past three weeks.
    H. B. Nye was in town Wednesday on his way to the Bill Nye Mine. He informed your correspondent that he has disposed of his interest in the above mine and will devote his time now on his Willow Springs property.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Miss Clara McIntyre is out from Medford to spend a week or so with our busy teacher.
    Messrs. King and Armstrong spent the last day of the shooting season at Table Rock.
    Dick Maben is seen speeding his fine colt up and down the pumice road these showery days.
    It seems pleasant and like old times to see James Pelton riding around this country again.
    The rain of the past days has filled all the creeks and waterways and put a stop to plowing.
    Your correspondent received an order from Montague, Calif., last week for a carload of grain, which he could not fill in the valley at prices to compete with the California market.
    A Grants Pass man was here the first of the week looking for a place to have a band of horses for the winter but failed to find it.
    The other day a fine China pheasant hen came to feed with our chickens. There are several others reported with different flocks of chickens in the neighborhood.
    The literary entertainment Friday night was devoted to Thanksgiving subjects. Dainty programs were distributed, tied by the club colors, lavender and corn colors and bearing the club name, "Earnest workers," the motto, "Rowing, not Drifting," and a nicely drawn turkey standing guard over the overflowing contents of a horn of plenty, all of which was the work of Miss McIntyre and the older pupils. Some were absent but the program as given made a very pleasant evening. The question for debate was Resolved, That Thanksgiving is a greater day than the Fourth of July. It was decided in favor of the affirmative.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 3


BIG STICKY ITEMS.
By Peck's Bad Boy.
    Mr. and Mrs Al. Turpin spent Sunday with relatives near Medford.
    Mrs. F. R. Moore and children spent a few days recently with her sister-in-law, Mrs. D. Cingcade.
    Louis Smith enjoyed Thanksgiving with Talent friends and took in the ball at Eagle Point that night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Owens and children spent last Tuesday night visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gregory.
    Miss Pearl Weadon, of Ashland, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Wm. Gregory. She attended the Thanksgiving ball at Eagle Point.
    O. Harbaugh has so recovered from his injuries that he is out from Jacksonville every few days, looking after his interests on the farm.
    Mrs. E. J. Roberts, Mrs Lulu Perry and little daughter, Nellie, and Louis and Leroy Smith were guests of D. Cingcade and family last Sunday.
    W. T. Moore, who resides in the Dead Indian country, is down visiting his daughter, Mesdames D. Cingcade and Geo. Little, and his son, F. R. Moore.
    The Dewey school closed last Friday with an interesting program by the school, followed by a basket dinner. Miss Hook, of Jacksonville, was the teacher.
    Mrs. Ada Carnell and son, Jesse, were trading in Medford last Friday and also visited Misses Myrtle and Olive Carnell, who have been stopping in Medford for some time.
    Several of our young people attended the Thanksgiving dance at Eagle Point and report having had a fine time, and that the supper given by Mrs. Sola Thomas was the best dance supper they have ever partaken of.
    Mr. Colwell, of Minnesota, has been in this vicinity recently, with a fine chart called the "New Education."  It is certainly a success from an educational point of view, and from the number of orders he can show from all parts of Washington, Oregon and California, it seems to be a financial success also.
Medford Mail, December 6, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Elder Joiner, of Nevada, Mo., is here looking at the country.
    W. H. Norcross shipped a carload of apples east Tuesday.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon, of Sams Valley, spent Tuesday in our city.
    J. W. Miller, of Antioch, was here the first of the week for supplies.
    E. C. Pomeroy, of Beagle, was trading with our merchants Monday.
    I. J. Carson is very ill at the family home, but is some better than he was last week.
    Ben Hays, of Gold Hill, and Leslie Cook, of Foots Creek, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Dr. Hinkle has a large assortment of Christmas goods--you can find a present for young or old.
    James Ringer's four children, sister and brother-in-law arrived on Tuesday from Ohio. They will make this their home.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, is holding a series of meetings here. The attendance is large and much interest is being taken.
    Wm. Carey, one of Gold Hill's leading business men, was here Tuesday, and sold his property on Second Street to G. B. Ross.
    At the regular meeting of Holly Lodge Degree of Honor, A.O.U.W. Dec.4th, the following officers were elected: C. of H., Roberta Rippey; L. of H., Mrs. W. H. Norcross; C. of C., Maude Downing; Recorder, Mamie Rippey; Financier, Mrs. E. L. Robinett; Receiver, Helen Little; L.U., James Peart; L.W., M. Shields; O.W., Marion Hamrick.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 3



GOLD HILL ITEMS.
By Spectator.

    Born-- in this city, Dec. 1st, to Mr. and Mrs. Leyden Owens, a son.
    Born--in this city, Dec. 5th, to Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Perham, a son.
    Mrs. M. E. Kellogg was up from Grants Pass last week visiting relatives and friends.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hunter left Wednesday for Medford where they will reside for the winter.
    Clarke Williams and A. J. T. Smith, of this place, have opened a general merchandise store at Sams Valley.
    G. W. McDonald and Irvin Ray have leased the E. Ray Mine, and are preparing to sink a shaft from the 200 foot level.
    Died--in this city, Dec 11th, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Perham. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery
    Riley Hammersley was down during the week from his Meadows mine, and reports everything progressing very favorably in their development work.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Chas. A. Dickison went to Jacksonville Monday to serve on the jury.
    Mr. Frank Adams and family spent Sunday with Central Point relatives and friends.
    Mr. Richard Jennings is now holding the position of foreman on Wm. Bybee's Rogue River farm.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fielder, who have been stopping at the Bybee place, returned to Jacksonville Sunday.
    The late rains have raised Rogue River about three feet, but we all feel safe about our bridge this winter.
    Mr. Wash. Vincent and family have moved out from Medford and are now occupying a house on the Jennings farm.
    W. J. Nichols was out from Central Point Monday looking over Mr. Merritt's sheep. They expect to move to the Donegan place in about ten days.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 3


GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    J. J. Dunkin returned from Astoria Sunday.
    Geo. Taylor returned from Grants Pass Monday.
    Frank Lawrence was a Medford visitor last week.
    O. Taylor made a trip to Gold Hill the first of the week.
    Miss Mamie Olson was the guest of Miss Lizzie Dunkin Sunday.
    Alex. Morris was at the Bill Nye mine Wednesday upon business.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, of Medford, was the guest of Mrs. Lawrence Sunday.
    Snow fell to the depth of six inches at the head of the Creek last Thursday.
    Mr. Graham, the Blackwell Hill pocket hunter, has moved onto the Taylor place.
    D. Wiltrout, of Sterling, passed through here Tuesday on his way to Grants Pass.
    The roads in this section are better this winter than is usual for this time of year.
    Our school, of which Miss Lulu Newton is teacher, will close Friday with an entertainment.
    H. B. Olson and family spent thanksgiving with M. Damewood and family, of Blackwell Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Olson, of Talent were visiting relatives at Gold Hill and on Galls Creek last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walters moved to Gold Hill last week. We regret their removal from this neighborhood.
    There will be a dance at D. Horn's on Friday night of this week.  Everybody is invited to attend.
Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 5


KANES CREEK ITEMS.
By Sine Die.

    Wm. Higenbotham, of Medford, was visiting relatives here recently.
    Prof. and Mrs. Foster were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Swinden Sunday.
    Joel Stover and Elmer Higenbotham were Medford visitors last week.
    Cupid has been playing havoc with our young people lately. Three
marriages have taken place the past three weeks, and still the wedding bells keep ringing.
    Tom Sutton, of the Roaring Gimlet mine, was a Grants Pass visitor last week.
    Miss Braden, of Indiana, arrived recently for a visit with her father, Dr. Jas. Braden.
    Mrs. E. Rhoten, who has been quite ill, is no better at this writing, we are sorry to say.
    Prof. Foster has organized a class in music and will undoubtedly prove to be an excellent instructor.
    Robt. Swinden, who has been suffering with neuralgia, is improving and able to resume work in his mine.
    The dance last Saturday night at the Kanes Creek opera house was a grand affair. Owing to bad weather the hall will be closed until spring.
    Mr. and Mrs. Welch, of Centralia, Wash., are here upon a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Roundtree and to look at the country. Mrs. Welch is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roundtree.
    Elmer Nichols wishes to announce that he will have a dance at his place Friday night, Dec. 27th. All are cordially invited and a good time is always insured those who attend Mr. Nichols' dances. Tickets including supper $1.00.

Medford Mail, December 13, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Mrs. I. B. Williams is very ill at her home in this city.
    Elder E. Badger will hold services at the Baptist Church next Sunday.
    Mr. Green and family, late of Wallowa County, are residents of our town.
    There will be a masquerade ball at the brick hall in Central Point Christmas night.
    John Pankey left for the Willamette Valley last week to visit his mother, who is seriously ill.
    Misses Freeman and Huger have a large force of men employed boxing their dried prunes this week.
    There will be a football game here on Christmas Day, between Central Point and Talent teams.
    All wishing school books will please call at Dr. Hinkle's at once, as exchange closes December 31st.
    Joseph Boswell, who has been at Callahan's, California, for several months, returned home Tuesday evening.
    There will be an entertainment and Christmas tree at the Baptist Church Christmas Eve. All are cordially invited to attend.
    James R. Williams arrived here from Portland, Wednesday, having been called home on account of the serious illness of his mother.
    Andrew Grieve, who has been employed in a furniture store in Seattle for some time, had the misfortune to fall and break his left arm last week.
    Quarterly conference will be held at the M.E. Church Saturday night. Sunday services as follows: Preaching at 11 o'clock by the presiding elder, followed by the administration of the Lord's Supper. Epworth League at 6:30, followed by sermon by the pastor on "How May We Know God?' and reception of new members.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 3



GALLS CREEK ITEMS.
By M.S.E.
    The dance at Mr. Horn's was a grand success.
    Chas. Culton, of Medford, visited friends here recently.
    Mr. and Mrs. M. Dunkin moved to the Blevens place last week.
    Wm. Flippin went to Central Point Monday after a load of hogs.
    T. Dungey, the veteran miner, was doing business in Gold Hill Friday.
    The Misses Blackert were doing Christmas trading in Gold Hill Tuesday.
    Frank Gordon, foreman of the Gold Standard mine, was at Rock Point last Friday and Saturday.
    There is quite a lull in business here now as all the mines are closed down owing to the scarcity of water.
    Alex. Kyle expects to leave soon for the soldiers' home. He has sold most of his belongings to Jno. Dunkin.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 3


TABLE ROCK ITEMS.
    Myron Jennings and his mother drove to Medford Monday, returning the same day.
    Benton Vincent and his daughter, Mrs. Fields, made a visit to the county seat Monday.
    H. D. Rodenberger, of Willow Springs, is doing some carpenter work for your correspondent.
    Wm. Bybee spent two or three days here this week looking after his stock and general farm work.
    Mrs. Pendleton, Mrs. Frierson and Hattie Waschau spent two days last week in Medford selecting Christmas presents.
    The frosty weather has put a stop to farming, but we can easily keep busy at making fence or overhauling buildings, which is just as necessary as plowing.
    Arrangements have about been completed for a public Christmas tree at the school house. As the roads are liable to be bad, this will give the little folks a good time without having to go to town through the mud.
J.C.P.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 3


BIG STICKY ITEMS.
By Peck's Bad Boy.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith Sundayed at Mrs. E. J. Roberts.
    Henry Gregory is suffering with an attack of arthritis, to which he is subject.
    Mrs. Chas. Heimroth was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Turpin last Sunday.
    Jos. Wilson, the Eagle Point druggist, is visiting relatives and friends on the desert.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Owens, Calvin Owens and sister, Agnes, were visitors at H. L. Gregory's one day recently.
    E. G. Roberts and sisters, Calvin Owens and family, H. G. Turpin and Louis Smith were all Medford visitors last Thursday.
    J. W. Smith has been considerably indisposed for several days. A bad cold, combined with a slight attack of biliousness, seems to have caused the trouble.
    Joseph Rader, who has been seriously ill with erysipelas for some time, has recovered his usual good health. Dr. Officer, of Eagle Point, was the attending physician.
    In spite of the inclemency of the weather and the bad condition of the roads, our school has not closed. The teacher, Miss Rippey, of Central Point, has braved the stormiest days to make the trip in her own conveyance from her home to the school house.
    John Neustrom is making some decided improvement on his little farm. He is expecting his father and mother, who now are residents of Sweden, to come and make their home with him soon. John is one of the most industrious young men in our community and we hope he will not be disappointed in the expected arrival of his parents.
Medford Mail, December 20, 1901, page 5


Central Point Items.
    Dr. G. B. Cole made a professional visit to Table Rock on Christmas.
    Mrs. Marcus Day, of Grants Pass, is spending the week with relatives here.
    Mrs. Dacy Stidham visited relatives at Grants Pass during the holidays.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, preached to a large congregation here last Sunday.
    Olef Ollson, who is station agent at Junction City, spent Christmas with home folks.
    Frank Mee, one of Grants Pass' prominent lumbermen, spent Christmas with his sister, Miss Mary A. Mee.
    The friends of Mrs. J. J. Brown will be pained to learn she is lying dangerously ill at the family home.
    Miss Nora Sydow who is teaching in the public school at Grants Pass, is spending the holidays at home.
    There was a large attendance at the Christmas entertainment and a present on the tree for each child in the school district.
    Mrs. Mitchell Cox, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, arrived here Wednesday to be at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. A. I. Carpenter, who is seriously ill.
CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL REPORT
    Report of principal of Central Point public school for the month ending Dec. 20, 1901:
Number of days taught, 19 [sic]; days attended, 3018; days absent, boys 65, girls 63, total 128; cases of tardiness, boys 17, girls 27, total 44; number enrolled on register, boys 89, girls 85, total 174; new pupils, boys 5, girls 1, total 6; average daily attendance, 157; percent of attendance, 96; number of visitors, 21; number of corporal punishment, 0; number of pupils neither tardy nor absent, 91.
Medford Mail, December 27, 1901, page 5




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