The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

Jackson County Correspondents 1902
Transcribed by Janet Sessions. Thanks!

Central Point Items.
    Isaac Kent made Ashland a business trip this week.
    F. X. Musty of Trail Creek was trading here on Monday.
    Frank Mee and bride, of Grants Pass, spent Sunday in our city.
    Mrs. Maria Purkeypile has been very ill with tonsillitis the past week.
    There will be revival meetings at the Baptist Church each evening next week.
    Freeman and Hughes have just finished boxing two carloads of dried prunes.
    There was a large attendance at the masquerade on Christmas, and all had an enjoyable time.
    Mrs. Isaac Kent is at Phoenix nursing Mrs. A. C. Parker who is very ill at the family home.
    Wm. Watkins, who has been spending the past several months in southern California, returned home this week.
    W. H. Norcross presented his wife with an $800 Steinway piano for a Christmas present, of which she is very proud.
    Miss Mary A. Mee attended the wedding of her brother, Frank Mee, who was married to Mrs. Jennie Cary at Grants Pass on Tuesday.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    C. Vroman is having a store building erected on the corner of Second and F Streets.
    Mrs. Ivan Humason and daughter, Hildreth, are visiting in Portland during the holidays.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hammersley and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carter arrived Wednesday morning from Salem.
    E. G. Perham's large and commodious cottage on C Street is nearly completed and will soon be ready for occupancy.
    The Gold Hill Senior Whist Club met and reorganized last Tuesday evening and will have their meeting next Thursday evening at Mrs. P. M. Decum's residence.
    Among the excursionists who left this place last week for San Francisco were Mr. and Mrs. J. R.Landrith, Mrs. A. M. Cowgill and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Beeman.
    John Donegan is taking a well-earned vacation at his mine on Foots Creek. He has been continuously employed at Kellogg & Darling's stables for the last two and one-half years.
    The funeral ceremony of the late Mrs. Sismore was largely attended from this place and surrounding country last Monday. Interment was made in the family burying ground in Sams Valley.
    Fitzgibbons & Stansill are having this week some very fine ore from the Dixie Queen treated at Houck's mill. Those who have recently visited the mine say there are many thousands of dollar's worth of ore in sight.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Reames gave a New Year's whist party last Tuesday evening which was enjoyably spent until after the old year was rung out by the several bells in town. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Reames, Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg, Mrs. P. M. Decum, Misses Humason, Bolt and Marhoffer, and Messrs. Humason, Hollowell and Yantis.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 3

    Roy Nichols has gone to Brownsboro to work in the big ditch.
    Harold Rodenberger, of Willow Springs, has decided to make Table Rock his home for a while.
    Some little plowing has been done lately but the ground is a little too frosty in spots to do good work.
    Miss McIntire is taking her vacation in Medford with relatives and will not open school again for another week.
    Quite a number of Table Rock people attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Sisemore at Sams Valley Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn visited relatives and friends here the first of the week and also attended Mrs. Sisemore's funeral.
    Marion Nealon came over from Willow Springs and spent a jolly Christmas with his father's family. Too far between visits, Marion.
    Your correspondent and family spent a most enjoyable Christmas at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Gunn, three miles south of Medford.
    Mrs. Williams and her mother, Mrs. Merriman, late of Bisbee, Arizona, are spending the holiday season with Mrs. Pendleton and Mrs. Frierson. Mrs. Williams, who by the way is quite an artist, is spending all the sunny hours painting a large picture of Table Rock.
    Though we were not able to attend the Christmas tree here we are told that everything passed off with splendid success and everybody had a good time, and was just as happy as all should be on that occasion. Table Rockers never do things by halves when they undertake anything of this kind.
    R. B. Porter and family, recently from Burns, eastern Oregon, have purchased the Chas. Dickison farm and moved onto the same last week. We are glad to welcome this family into our neighborhood and sincerely hope that they will never regret having come here to locate. There are two young ladies and two boys in the family, which will swell the circle of young people.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 3

By Peck's Bad Boy
    Mrs. Poole visited with her aged mother, Mrs. Evans, one day last week.
    Al. Turpin spent a day recently with his sister, Mrs. Laura Wyland, of Wellen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lane Wyland and children spent last Sunday at the H. C. Turpins.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Owens and children were guests at Calvin Owens' last Sunday.
    J. B. Montgomery furnished the turkeys for the raffle at Central Point Christmas night.
    Miss Bessie Turpin spent a few days recently with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin.
    W. W. Gregory spent Christmas at Ashland. He attended the ball at Phoenix, Christmas eve, and the one at Ashland Christmas night.
    Some of our young people attended the Christmas tree exercises at Eagle Point on Christmas eve and report having had a very nice time.
    Mrs. Al Turpin and her cousin, Mrs. Chas. Heimroth, took the excursion train to San Francisco and will go from there to Healdsburg to visit Mrs. Turpin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Payne.
    Mr. Editor, you and your readers must excuse the Bad Boy for sometimes sending stale news. But there is no post office near and the roads get so sticky the "boy," although a bad one, dare not venture over them on his untrained bronco, so consequently cannot mail his letters very regularly.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith royally entertained a few of their friends on Christmas day. The time before dinner was passed very pleasantly in social conversation, and promptly at one o'clock dinner was announced--and such a dinner!  The table fairly groaned with the good things prepared by the kind hostess. It would take up too much space to mention the whole bill of fare, but the savory oyster soup and rich pineapple pie were too good to pass unnoticed. Among those who enjoyed this good couple's hospitality were Mrs. Poole and son, Irvin, Mrs. E. J. Roberts, Miss Nellie Roberts, Mrs. Lulu Perry and little daughter, Nellie, and E. G. Roberts.
Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 5

By Sine Die.

    Miss Mae Noe spent Saturday in Gold Hill.
    Ed. Swinden made a business trip to Jacksonville Friday.
    Mrs. Etta Bean and children leave soon for California to join Mr. Bean.
    Ed. Rhoten, who has been prospecting on Applegate, came home to spend the holidays.
    Mr. Noah, of Gold Hill, is employed in the Agner & Flannagan mine in this district.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gray, of Medford, were visiting relatives here the latter part of last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Simons, of this place, attended the mask ball in Gold Hill Christmas Eve.
    Mr. and Mrs. Richards, of Talent, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Chandler at the Braden mine.
Mr. Winders, of Grants Pass, came up a few days ago and is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Nutt. Mr. Winders is Mrs. Nutt's father.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Stanley, of Roxy Ann precinct, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cottrell, of Medford, were in attendance at the Nichol's dance.
    Will Chapman, who has been absent in California for some time, has returned home and is employed at the Agner & Flanagan placer mine, on Kanes Creek.
    The dance at Elmer Nichol's last Friday night was a grand success both socially and financially. A large crowd was in attendance, there being over forty-five numbers sold. The supper was excellent and highly spoken of by all in attendance.
    Mr. and Mrs. Swinden gave a dinner Christmas to a few invited friends and all report a delightful time and an excellent dinner and the only regret that is felt by the merry company is that Christmas doesn't come oftener. Those present besides the family were Mr. and Mrs. Higinbotham and family, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and daughter, Miss Dollie.

Medford Mail, January 3, 1902, page 7

Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Geo. W. Wiley, of Ashland, is spending the week with L. B. Williams and family.
    Mrs. Lorena Downing is spending this week with her son, W. M. Downing, at Rock Point.
    Walter Hodge, of the Central Point feed store, made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. Helen Rowe and Mrs. Hattie Ridinger returned home from their San Francisco trip Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Samuels, of Medford, spent the holidays with relatives near Central Point.
Mrs. M. M. Cooksey attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Sisemore at Sams Valley last week.
    Mrs. Christian Downing, who has been visiting relatives at Ashland, returned home Monday evening.
    Mrs. Eugene Walrad and daughter, of Ashland, spent New Year's Day with Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Jacobs.
    J. R. Williams, of Portland, was summoned home last week on account of the serious illness of his mother.
    Miss Zuda Owens, the primary teacher in our public school, spent the holidays with home folks on Big Sticky.
    Miss Nora Sydow, who is teaching in the Grants Pass public school, spent her holiday vacation at home, returning to her work last Saturday.
    The Baptist evangelist, Rev. Hallcroft, who was to have conducted revival meetings here this week, failed to get here. We have not learned the cause of his not arriving.
    Mrs. Frank Amy, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ida Tschudy, at Pagosa Springs, returned home this week. She was accompanied by Mrs. Tschudy.
    J. B. Williams, of Sams Valley, Mrs. Fred Roper and John Williams, of Oregon City, arrived here Tuesday to attend the funeral of their mother and grandmother.
    Matilda Gray was born in Patrick County, Virginia, June 7, 1828, and was first married to J. Martin. Of this union two children were born. Both of the children and husband died, and on December 5, 1860, she was married to I. B. Williams. There were four children born to them, one of whom died in infancy. The other three, J. B., James R. and A. L. Williams, with her husband and one stepson, I. F. Williams, survive her. She died January 2, 1902. She became a Christian at 13 years of age and remained faithful unto death. She was upright, honest and truthful, and her pleasant, genial temperament won many friends, whose deepest sympathies are with the sorrowing family in the hour of their bereavement.
    Among the social events of the past week, one of the most pleasant was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gibson, by their daughter, Mrs. I. C. Robinett, and Miss Norah Sydow, who are accomplished hostesses. The spacious parlors were decorated with a profusion of rare and exquisite ferns, potted plants, ivy and mistletoe. The evening was spent in progressive games, vocal and instrumental music and social converse. Refreshments which would have pleased the most fastidious were served and greatly enjoyed by all present, who were Prof. and Mrs. A. J. Hanby, Dr. G. B. Cole, Rev. E. B. Lockhard, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Robinett, Messrs. Thomas Hamrick, John Hamrick, Frank Manness, Ed. Stromeyer, Misses Maude Downing, Marian Hamrick, Lizzie Gibson, Eunice Corum, Ella Stone, Mary A. Mee and Norah Sydow.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 3

By Peck's Bad Boy.
    Mrs. S. L. Carpenter and children are spending a few days with relatives in Medford.
    Willis Turpin is spending a few days with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin.
    Mrs. Owens, of Wellen, spent a few days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Gregory.
    Miss Agnes Von der Hellen and brother George have returned to Jacksonville, where they are both attending school, after spending the holidays with their parents, Postmaster and Mrs. Von der Hellen of Wellen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Weadon and family, of Ashland, spent a few days with relatives and friends on Sticky.
    Mrs. E. J. Roberts entertained a few friends on New Year's day. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith and sons, George, Louis and Leroy, and Ellis Gall.
    Misses Lucy and Amy Kent, who have been spending their vacation with home folks, have returned to Medford to resume studies at the public school
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith were pleasantly surprised on Dec. 31 by the arrival of their son, George, whom they had not seen for thirteen years. Mr. Smith, Jr., is a prosperous farmer, of Idaho, having resided near Boise City for a number of years. He will return to Idaho after a few weeks visit with home folks.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 3

    Deputy Sheriff D. B. Thompson was in this neighborhood last week.
    Hay and grain are scarcer in Table Rock precinct this winter than ever before.
    Experienced farmers claim that the grain has not been injured by the late continued freeze.
    S. H. Glass lost a valuable milch cow a few nights ago, from what was supposed to be blackleg.
    But little general feeding has been done so far this winter except to a few milch cows and steers.
    The shrill whistle of the pioneer sawmill of the Meadows country can be distinctly heard these cold mornings.
    The holidays passed off very quietly in our midst. No Christmas tree, no marriages, deaths or births to report.
    The Baptists have organized a prayer meeting and Sunday school at Antioch. Walter Fitzgerald is superintendent.
    Mr. and Mrs. Williams, agents for the new educational maps for schools, visited our district and the school board invested $65 in a map.
    Alex. Thompson, a pioneer citizen of Jacksonville, who has been visiting relatives here and enjoying the pure, healthy air from off the Table Rocks, has returned home.
    The Medford Mail, the leading journal of this county, fails to reach the Beagle office on Saturday, which is a great inconvenience to its many readers in this vicinity.
    Miss Alberta Stacy entertained a few of her little schoolmates and friends at an old-fashioned taffy pulling on New Year's eve. The merry time will long be remembered by those present.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 5

    Miss McIntire reopened school Monday with three new pupils enrolled.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Morine are smiling over a Christmas present they received in the shape of a fine baby girl.
    Mrs. Merriam and Mrs. Williams returned to Medford Saturday, having greatly enjoyed our different picturesque points of view.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent attended the New Year's dance at Moonville and report one of the pleasantest times of the season.
    Harry Carlton was in the neighborhood on business Tuesday and spent a social hour with your correspondent.
    Miss Hattie Waschau made a flying trip to Table Rock Thursday, as she has decided to spend the remainder of the winter at home.
    During the holidays Mrs. Frank Adams was visited by her sister, Miss Williams, who is a student of the Medford Academy.
    Misses Winnie and Myrtle Vincent, of Gold Hill, spent their holiday vacation with their grandparents and relatives here and did not forget to call on their old friends. Come again, girls, you are always welcome.
    The sad, but not altogether unexpected, news of the death of Grandma Williams, of Central Point, was received here Tuesday, and in spite of the fog and threatening weather, quite a number from here attended the funeral Wednesday.
Medford Mail, January 10, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    Mr. Nelson, of Beagle, was in after supplies Tuesday.
    Mr. Watkins, of Walla Walla, Wash., is paying his brother here a visit.
    Rev. Halcroft, of Portland, is holding a revival meeting in the Baptist Church this week.
    Mrs. Angie Hale, of Portland, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Clark of this place.
    The G.A.R. boys are laying the floor in upper story of their building, and putting in eight new windows.
    About thirty of the members of the A.O.U.W. and their wives attended the lodge at Gold Hill this week.
    Edward L. Moore, who has been employed in L. H. Newton's livery stable at Henley, Calif., the past year, is home on a visit.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Edington, who left for Missouri in December to locate, are not well suited and think they will return here to reside.
    Asbury Beall and wife will arrive here this week from Healdsburg, Calif., to make this their future home. They are both of residents of this place and will be welcomed here by a large circle of old friends.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, who visited in Medford last week, returned home Tuesday.
    Dr. E. B. Pickel and Attorney Vawter, of Medford were here on business Tuesday.
    Dr. Chisholm left Tuesday for the Meadows District to spend a few days at his
    Mrs. Ivan Humason returned Sunday from Portland, where she has been visiting since the holidays.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hammersley and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carter attended the Masonic reception at Jacksonville Wednesday evening.
    The Humason quartz mill was sold Tuesday by Sheriff Orine to satisfy judgment against the property. Attorney A. E. and C. L. Reames bid the property in for their clients, consideration $1750.
    E. Ray has sold his mine to Smith Bros. of Grants Pass. The mine is situated opposite Gold Hill and two miles up the river. The consideration was $500. Smith Bros. recently sold a half interest in the “Baby” mine near Grants Pass.
    John Penny, a Mexican war veteran and miner seventy years old, and a resident of this vicinity since the early fifties, has been confined to his bed the last few days with an attack of grippe, was removed to the county hospital Monday.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1902, page 3

    Rev. Darby of the M.E. Church, South, in Medford, failed to fill his appointment at Antioch Sunday, January 12th.
    Mr. G. W. Stacy had the misfortune to lose a very fine filly with lockjaw, caused from running a nail in her foot.
    Miss Albertie Stacy has returned home after making quite a lengthy visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stacy of Sams Valley.
    The Glass Bros. have finished seeding down their two places and are now busily engaged in doing some substantial fencing improvements.
    Prof. Miller is improving in health, we are glad to report, and was able to attend the Baptist Sunday school and give the school a very useful and interesting talk.
    Fog and frosty weather continue, but farmers are farther advanced with their plowing and seeding than formerly, and the ringing of the ax and buzz of the saw seems to be the present pastime among them.
    Married January 8th, 1902--Mr. Olma Houston and Miss Lily Amick, all of Beagle. Mr. Houston was born and has grown to manhood in our immediate neighborhood and is a young man of good moral virtuous habits and has a bright promising future. The bride is a lady with all that word implies. They will make their home for the present with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stacy.
Medford Mail, January 17, 1902, page 3

Central Point Items.
    J. W. Merritt spent last week at Gold Hill looking after business.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McFall Jan. 12, 1902, a fine daughter.
    Mrs. Fred Peninger and Mrs. Ellen Edington are both very ill this week.
    J. B. Williams, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants on Tuesday.
    Mrs. Wm. Davis, of Medford, is visiting here this week and attending meeting.
    Mrs. Lamy, of Kansas, is paying her sister, Mrs. Booth Lee, of this place a visit.
    Mrs. Amanda Herriott and daughter, of Applegate, spent a couple of days here last week.
    Mrs. Drusilla Mee, of Applegate, spent last week with her daughter, Miss Mary Mee, of this city.
    Last Saturday was a banner day for the members of W. H. Harrison, Post No. 87 and W.R.H. members, of this place. They had joint installation of their officers, after which they spread as fine a dinner as anyone could ask, of which about 150 members and their friends partook. There was friendship and a general good time had.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 3

    S. M. Nealon attended the meeting of old soldiers at Central Point Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pankey are the parents to another bouncing baby boy.
    Richard Jennings and his mother were visiting N. C. Gunn and family Sunday.
    Elmer Nichols and family, of Gold Hill, are paying a visit to his father's family.
    Mrs. P. M. Williams went out to Table Rock Tuesday on a visit and to finish her painting.
    Myron Jennings is over at Bybee Springs looking after stock and things generally for Mr. Bybee.
    Mr. and Mrs. B. Vincent went to Medford Monday, where Mrs. V. will remain a few days for medical treatment.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dickison and Mr. and Mrs. Porter made a business trip to Jacksonville Saturday, returning the same day.
    Verne Pendleton took a ton of grain to Medford Friday, returning the same day, which is proof that the roads, while they might be improved, are not so bad as they used to be.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams and Harold Rodenberger attended the supper given by the A.O.U.W. lodge at Central Point Friday evening and reported the whole affair as being a grand success.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 3

By Sine Die.

    Mrs. Perry Knotts is quite ill, we are sorry to learn.
    Minnie Nichols was the guest of Mrs. Higinbotham recently.
    Roy Nichols, of Sams Valley, is working for Jas. McDougal.
    Mrs. E. Rhoten, who has been ill, is improving, we are glad to say.
    Miss Addie Swinden is staying with Mrs. Fannie Haff, at present.
    Mr. Swinden has struck a very rich and promising mine on his place.
    Mrs. St. Clare, of San Francisco, is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. Henry Nutt.
    Chas. Culton and Emmett Sutton have commenced drifting in the Hall diggings.
    Fred Brown left last week for California, where he has employment in a mine.
    Grandma Winders, who has been confined to her room for several days, is improving.
    Purl Bean, who has been ill with the measles, has so far recovered as to be about again.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Nichols visited Sams Valley relatives last Saturday and Sunday.
    John Marden, who has been employed up on Elk Creek for some time, is home on a visit.
    Mr. Miner was a Gold Hill visitor last Sunday, as was also Mrs. Fannie Birdsey and children.
    Jno. Penny, an old resident of Kanes Creek and a Mexican war veteran, was taken to the county hospital last week for treatment.
    Jack Butler, who has been living in the rear of the Kanes Creek opera house, has moved into one of Mr. Miner's houses and is engaged in prospecting for him.

Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 5

    The festive coyotes are becoming more numerous and troublesome.
    The Baptists, of New Hope Church, met at the Antioch school house on the 19th and employed a pastor.
    The Medford Mail, our welcome visitor, is again received on regular time.
    The roads between Central Point and the Table Rock country are in horrid condition.
    The Gee Bros. have sold their mountain home to a Mr. Hall, formerly of California.
    The political pot has commenced to simmer. Hon. E. D. Shipley, of Sams Valley, a pioneer and war horse in the Republican Party, announces himself as a candidate for the legislature.
    Our pioneer mail carrier, G. A. Hollenbeck, who has so efficiently delivered the mails for the past years between Sams Valley and Prospect, will engage in other business after July, 1, 1902.
    A very brilliant star was plainly to be seen here in the east about 2 o'clock p.m. on the 14th inst. Quite a number of people were interested in observing the curiosity, it being to most people quite a rare occurrence.
Medford Mail, January 24, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    Ed. Lyons and family moved to Medford last week.
    Wm. Holmes made a business trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Hon. C. W. Kahler, of Jacksonville, was in town Wednesday.
    Frederick Wickman made a business trip to Jacksonville last week.
    Mrs. Chartraw, of Derby, was here the first of the week after supplies.
    J. W. Merritt is at Gold Hill this week looking after his business interests.
    Dr. E. Kirchgessner, of Medford, made two professional visits here this week.
    Mr. Fox, who has been quite ill for several weeks, is much improved at this writing.
    Wm. Brown, of Brown & Sons, Eagle Point, was here after a load of goods a few days ago.
    I. F. Williams, our enterprising liveryman, took a load of commercial men to Ashland Monday.
    Call at Dr. Hinkle's and see one of the largest lines of valentines ever brought to Central Point.
    T. W. Blaksley and family moved to Medford this week, where Mr. B. will raise garden for marketing.
    Mrs. Hattie Ridinger and Mrs. Helen Rowe left for Myrtle Point Wednesday in response to a telegram which notified Mrs. Ridinger of the serious illness of her husband at that place.
    Little Edith Jacobs fell out of her high chair onto the stove Tuesday and cut an ugly gash above her eye.
    Thos. Carson left for Gold Hill Sunday, where he goes to take a position in the Southern Pacific depot.
    The school entertainment here last Friday night was a grand success and was well attended. Forty dollars were realized therefrom.
Medford Mail, January 31, 1902, page 3

    Benton Vincent took a load of very fine Pearmain apples to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. A. P. Frierson has returned from her visit to Medford, where she spent a week with Mrs. L. B. Merriman.
    Hon. S. M. Nealon was a pretty sick man for a few days last week, but we are glad to say he is up and about again.
    Tom Pankey and sisters, of Central Point, passed through Table Rock on their return from Mrs. Cardwell's funeral at Sams Valley.
    Mrs. Williams returned to Medford Monday, expecting to meet her husband, who is coming from Arizona, but the latter wrote that he would not be here before Saturday.
Medford Mail, January 31, 1902, page 3

Central Point Items.
    Joseph Van Hardenburg is quite ill at the family home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Coe, late of Kansas, are here looking for a farm.
    Mrs. Rebecca Morgan is now staying with Mrs. Jesse Morgan, of Medford.
    John and Joseph Olwell, who attended the Elks lodge at Roseburg last week, returned home Monday.
    J. L. Downing, undertaker, of Ashland, was here on Tuesday visiting his mother, Mrs. Joseph Downing.
    Evangelist Walters and E. B. Lockhart are holding revival meetings at the M.E. Church this week. The attendance is large and much interest is being manifested.
    I. F. Williams was the successful bidder on the three mail routes. He has the contract from Central Point to Eagle Point, from Eagle Point to Climax and Eagle Point to Leeds.
    Mrs. Helen Rowe, who has been to Myrtle Point to visit her brother-in-law, Mr. Ridinger, who is suffering with blood poison, returned home this week and reports Mr. R. much improved.
    John W. Ross, of Brownsville, Ore., is visiting R. H. Hodge, of this place. Mr. Ross is doing an extensive business in the northern part of the state in hardware and furniture. Mr. Hodge and Mr. Ross were old neighbors in Jasper County, Iowa.
    The friends of George G. Fuller will be pained to learn of his death at the family home at Tolo on Sunday, February 2, 1902, aged eighteen years. George was a very great favorite in the community and was one of our best young men and bade fair to make one of nature's noblemen. Why one so useful and so young should be taken is past man's understanding. He was the last of a family of four children and the grief-stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this their great affliction. The funeral services were conducted by Reverends Lockhart and Walters and the remains were laid to rest in the Central Point cemetery on Tuesday.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    H. D. Kubli was here several days this week looking after his mining interests on Galls Creek.
    Fred Bachman left Wednesday for Butte, Montana, to engage in mining in that vicinity.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Landrith left last Saturday for Baker City, where M. L. goes to look after his mining interests in that district.
    WM. Cook has taken charge of the Tolo section crew and W. P. Counts has again taken charge of the construction crew north of this place.
    H. E. Reed and Glen Owens have struck a very rich vein in their quartz mine on Sardine Creek. The prospects are that this will soon become a good paying mine.
    C. E. Young left for Southern California points Monday for a stay of several months, in hopes of finding relief for rheumatism which has been causing him much trouble recently.
    C. R. Ray has purchased the Kesterson farm on Rogue River, four miles above here: $7000. He intends to stock it up with thoroughbred stock of all kinds.
    Mrs. Ellen Cardwell, and old and highly respected resident of this place and Sams Valley, was taken suddenly ill January 24th with heart trouble, and expired in a few minutes. Mrs. Cardwell was born in County Claire, Ireland, December 25, 1832, and came to this country in 1849. She was married to John Cardwell in San Francisco in 1856, and soon after settled in Sams Valley, where Mr. Cardwell died May 4, 1882. By this union there were ten children, seven of whom are living, they being John, A. of Burns, Oregon; Frank, of Sisson, Calif..; Mrs. Jane Nichel of Central Point; Miss Martha Cardwell, of Klamath Falls; Edward , who resides on the old homestead in Sams Valley; Lawrence, of Lovelocke, Nevada and David S. of Fresno, Calif.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 3

    Snow two inches deep and still falling.
    Who is to teach our spring term of school?
    This little snow storm has caused the stockmen to look after their cattle.
    Watt Beebe, of Agate, is in our midst gathering his cattle, as also are Messrs. Mayfield and Childers, of the Meadows, on a like mission.
    Mrs. S. H. Glass, Sr., and Mrs. Theo Glass, Jr., and son, Elbert, attended the Baptist revival meeting at Central Point last Sunday.
    We thank you kindly, Mr. Editor, for the information through the columns of your widely circulated paper as regards the extra clerk on election boards.
    L. L. Love, of the Meadows country, en route for Tolo, called here last Friday. He informs us that snow fell four inches in that section this week, but no loss of stock from starvation yet.
    The genial countenance of our friend and neighbor, Chas. Dickison, of Table Rock, beamed upon us one day last week. The gentleman informs us that he is a candidate for the office of representative. We are thoroughly convinced that he is the right man in the right place. Come again, Charlie, you are always a welcome visitor.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 5

By Peck's Bad Boy.
    Mrs. D. Cingcade and son, Charles, are both on the sick list, we are sorry to say.
    Wm. Neusbaum, of Lake Creek, has been down our way looking for stray cattle.
    John Duggan, of Jacksonville, visited friends on Sticky a couple of days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ira Grigsby gave a pleasant dancing party to a number of their friends last Friday night.
    W. W. Gregory and E. G. Roberts spent a day last week with their friend, Sam Swenning, of Wellen.
    Mr. and Mrs. Turpin have returned from a few days' visit with the former's sister, Mrs. Lane Wyland.
    Messrs. Enyart and Metcalf, of Medford, were guests at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregory last Sunday night.
    Frank Swingle, of eastern Oregon, has been visiting friends on Sticky, among them being the families of W. J. and H. L. Gregory.
    A number of our young people attended the entertainment and oyster supper at Eagle Point last Friday night and report a pleasant time.
    Messrs. Anderson, Tull and Haynes are stopping at the Harbaugh farm, the two former caring for the Jackson County Improvement Co.'s horses, and the latter for Mr. Howard's horses.
Medford Mail, February 7, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    James Galloway is having a siege with la grippe.
    Mr. Robinson, of Grants Pass, spent Tuesday in our town.
    Mr. Irvin and family, late of Elk Creek, have become residents of our town.
    Rev. Walter, who has been holding revival meetings here, left for Medford Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gay, of Portland, are visiting relatives and friends of this place.
    Mrs. A. Betts died very suddenly at the family home near Eagle Point Tuesday evening, of heart failure. She was an old resident of that place and leaves a husband and family of grown-up children.
    Preaching services next Sunday in the M.E. Church. Morning theme--"Evidence of the New Birth." Evening theme--"The New Birth. What It Is and Why It Is Necessary." Within the past week fourteen persons have united with the church, making some thirty-five since conference.           
    Joseph Van Hardenberg died near Central Point, Feb. 7, 1902, as a result of typhoid fever. He was born at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 10, 1870. As a young man he was highly esteemed by all who knew him and greatly beloved by his father's entire family. He was the business manager and chief counsellor of the family affairs. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence, Feb. 8th, by Rev. T. B. Crandall. The text chosen was Psalm 90:12--"So teach me to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Mr. Kame and three daughters furnished the music for the occasion. At the cemetery a male quartet from Eagle Point sang a most appropriate selection. The large company of sympathizing friends united in singing as a closing hymn, "Shall We Gather at the River?"
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    M. Foley is confined to his bed with an attack of pneumonia at his home east of town. Dr. A. C. Stanley is the attending physician.
    Prof. Wells, Miss Ella Griffith and Miss Edith Dungey, our efficient corps of teachers, of the Gold Hill school, left Wednesday for Jacksonville to take teachers' examination.
    W. E. Darling now resides in the dwelling he recently purchased of T. J. Eastman, in Dekum's addition.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Downing came down from Ashland Tuesday to spend a few days visiting their friends.
    Postmaster Reames and J. C. Hall left Monday for J. Pendleton's farm on Rogue River to hunt ducks for several days.
    The late rains have been playing havoc with the mining ditch and reservoirs in this vicinity. Judge Dufur, Lance Bros., Cook and Sons and the Black Channel people report considerable damage done to their properties.
    H. A. Mears returned Monday from an extended trip to the north, having visited the principal mines in Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3

    F. O. Hurd, of Medford, was at Table Rock during the week on land business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols are over from Prineville and are visiting Mr. N.'s parents.
    Miss Clara McIntire was out from Medford last week visiting her sister and Mr. Dickison's family.
    Court Hall and Wm. Reames, of Gold Hill, were here two days this week on a hunt and went back satisfied, though not overloaded.
    J. W. Marksberry passed through this neighborhood on his way home where he will rest for a couple of months, having done a good business on his last trip.
    John Duggan returned from the big ditch last week, having been there the longest of any man with a team, and proposed to return when work begins in the spring.
    Marion Nealon, after spending a year at Willow Springs, is home again, and judging from the pleasure he seems to take in being there, home and its surroundings has not lost any of its charms.
    Miss Maud Downing, of Central Point, spent about ten days here helping the assessor write up his field books for this year, and at the same time had the pleasure of meeting many of her old pupils.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pendleton left for Jacksonville Tuesday, where they will begin the work of copying the land transfers for 1901. As the number of sales is far above the average, it will be a work of several weeks.
    A number of people from here attended the funeral of Joe Van Hardenberg at Central Point last Saturday. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood, as they were at one time one of us.
Medford Mail, February 14, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    E. C. Pomeroy, of the Meadows, was doing business here Tuesday.
    J. B. Agner left Wednesday evening on a business trip in the north.
    J. G. Martin, of Table Rock precinct, was here Tuesday trading with our merchants.
    Dr. Chisholm has been absent several days at the bedside of Mr. and Mrs. James Pankey of Sams Valley, who are both dangerously ill.
    WM. Covert returned Sunday from Northern California, after an absence of several months, to visit his son, Vernice, who has been stopping with Judge D. Richards.
    Riley Hammersley came down from the Meadows mining District Monday to spend a few Days looking after his interest here. He reports an increased activity in the mine in that district, which is fast coming to the front as a cinnabar producer.
    H. D. Kubli, chairman of the Republican Central Committee was here Monday and Tuesday interviewing Secretary A. E. Kellogg and arranging for a meeting of the committee. The date decided on was Saturday, March 1, 1902, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 3

    Mr. Mounts, the stock man of Tolo, is here gathering cattle.
    Wm. Ulrich of Medford, is in our midst recently buying cattle.
    Born, on February 5, 1902, to the wife of Mr. Wm. Houston of Long Branch, a son.
    Mrs. Geo. Stacy has returned home from her visit to Long Branch.
    Quite a number of steers have died on the range from eating that most detestable of all brush, chaparral.
    Snider and Donegan creeks are well traversed since the freshet, by men and boys with fishing gigs and pitchforks.
    Mr. Brown of Brown Bros., who located in our midst last fall, has gone to Los Angeles, Calif., on a business trip.
    Rumor has it that J. G. Martin of Table Rock, a lifelong Republican, will ask for nomination for the office of county commissioner at the coming Republican convention.
    Grandpa and Grandma Myres, pioneers of this section, aged 87 years respectively, have moved to the home of their daughter, Mrs. O. Vincent. These grand old people are getting quite feeble and almost totally blind.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 3

By M.S.E.
    Thos. Dungey made Gold Hill a call Friday.
    Joe Dusenberry passed here one day last week.
    The mines are all running full blast since the rain began.
    Mose Higinbotham was visiting at Wm. Blackert's last week.
    Charles Culton was a pleasant caller at T. Dungey's Sunday.
    B. Morris, of Rock Point was the guest of Mr. Cook last Sunday.
    Mr. Childers, of Gold Hill, is prospecting on this Creek this week.
    Mrs. Mary Tayler made a trip to Rock Point and Gold Hill last Friday.
    Mrs. Thos. Pankey, of Gold Hill, was the guest of Mrs. B. Olson last Sunday.
    We are sorry to chronicle the quite serious illness of Miss Gertie Obenchain.
    The roads between Gold Hill and Rock Point are very bad and need attention.
    Geo. Hammersley, the Gold Hill editor, made a trip on this Creek one day last week.
    Mrs. J. B. Dunkin was visiting in Gold Hill last Wednesday, the guest of Mrs. Walters.
    Geo. Satterfield attended the dance at Gold Hill last Friday night and reports a fine time.
    Mr. Haskins and family will leave soon or California for the benefit of their daughter's health.
    Misses Myrtle Ritter, Josie and Myrtle Evans of Hustleville, were the guest of Miss Stella Olson Sunday.
    Bert Martin, of Foots Creek, passed through here one day last week on his way to the Kesterson ranch.
    Miss Hattie Eaton, of Medford, and Misses Bessie and Pearl Vroman were guests of Mrs. Carrie Dunkin last Saturday.

Medford Mail,
February 21, 1902, page 5

[Received too late for last week.]
    Mrs. George Stacy is visiting on Long Branch, the guest of Mrs. Will Houston.
    The little yellow buttercup flower has again made its annual visit--a token of spring.
    Harvey Richardson has secured the contract for carrying the mail from Sams Valley to Prospect.
    Our school board has wisely engaged the services of Miss McIntire to teach our spring term at old Antioch school house, to begin about the middle of March.
    The M.E. Church, South, pastor, Rev. Darby, of Medford, informs his church at this place that it will be impossible for him to fill his appointments here in the future.
    The members of New Hope Baptist Church failed to raise sufficient funds to engage a pastor for the coming year; consequently we will have no preaching at New Hope.
    E. C. Pomeroy, a leading citizen of the Meadows country, called one day last week while en route to Central Point, where his family are now wintering and his children are enjoying the excellent school privileges at that place.
    A heavy downpour of rain began here last Saturday and continued for several days unabated. Snider and Donegan creeks that drain the two small valleys are raging torrents; rails, driftwood, water gates, and in fact everything movable is swept away.
    We are sorry to report the sad accident that befell our young neighbor boy, John Godfrey, last Thursday. He and his brother were returning from Medford with a load of grain when one of the wheels of their wagon struck a stump, throwing the young man out and the front wheel passed over his leg, fracturing it very badly. He was taken to Central Point, where Dr. Hinkle reduced the fracture and he is now resting as easy as can be expected.
Medford Mail, February 21, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    Mrs. Fred Peninger is visiting friends at Gold Hill this week.
    H. M. Hayes, of Gold Hill, was trading here one day this week.
    Miss Mary Mee spent last week with her sister, Mrs. E. H. Bebb, at Grants Pass.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Caton are spending the week with relatives on Evans Creek.
    Mrs. M. C. Morris spent a few days last week with friends in Mound district.
    Mr. Evans, who has been spending the winter in Kansas, returned home last week.
    Mark Applegate was down from the Elk Creek mines the first of the week. He reports prospects very flattering in that district.
    Walter Jenks, of Salem, was here a couple of days this week and bought a few carloads of dried prunes for that market.
    George Messner, of Ashland, and Miss Daisy Stidham, of this place, were married at Jacksonville last Monday and left on the noon train for Ashland, where they will make their home. Their many friends here wish them a long and happy life.
    Wm. Edington and family, who have been spending the winter in Missouri with a view to locating there, returned last Saturday and are now looking for a farm that will make them a home to their liking, all of which is pleasant news to their many friends here.
    There will be a local institute held in the Central Point public school building on March 8, 1902. Supt. J. H. Ackerman will be present during the session, and will deliver a lecture in the evening at 7:30, in the M.E. Church. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend the day session and the lecture. The complete program will appear in next week's issue.
Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3

By M.S.E.
    John Horn returned from Applegate Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dungey were visiting in Gold Hill Sunday.
    Jack Hays, of Gold Hill, made a business trip to Galls Creek, Monday.
    Born—Feb. 19, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flippin, a nine pound boy.
    Byron and Monte Dunkin went to Gold Hill Thursday after supplies.
    We are glad to say that Miss Gertie Obenchain is improving in health.
    The late rains and warm sunshine have brought the fruit trees into bud.
    Our school will commence the first Monday in March; with Miss Lulu Newton as teacher.
    Mrs. Claud Lawrence, who has been visiting on Applegate for some time, has returned home.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Martin and daughter, Miss Bertha, were visiting on this Creek last week.
    The Rock Point School will commence about the 15th of March, with C. Masterson, as teacher.
    D. Walker, of Gold Hill, made a trip to the Gold Standard mine Monday with a load of groceries.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olson attended the Literary Society at Hustleville last Saturday night and report a fine time, and consider the debate the best they ever heard. The subject for the debate was—“Resolved, that the hen that lays the egg is mother of the chicken.”

Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3

    John Payne left Sunday for Oak Bar, Calif., where he has secured employment in the mines\, at that place.
    Mrs. Lulu Perry, of Big Sticky, and Mrs. Wright, of Dead Indian, were visiting friends in the valley Sunday.
    Horace Pelton and wife, James Pelton and Miss Grace Reeves attended the K. of P. dance in Medford last Friday night.
    Mr. Lewis Pankey arrived from Bly, Klamath County, Wednesday, having been called home by the serious illness of his mother.
    Mrs. James Pankey, who has been so critically ill with capillaries bronchitis, is slowly convalescing under the skillful treatment of Dr. Chisholm.
    Fitzgerald Bros. are making a successful run in their placer mines this winter, and by the sufficient water supply are diligently working away. They expect a profitable cleanup this season.
    A heavy rain fell here the forepart of the week, and every creek and streamlet is wildly raging. Although this rain is not needed by the farmers, the miners are jubilant over it, as it increases their water supply to a few weeks more run in their mines.
    There are a number of incorrigible young hoodlums in Sams Valley who need to be grasped by the hand of the laws, to restrain them from disturbing or otherwise breaking up the religious meetings that are being held at Moonville of Sunday evenings. These boys congregate at prayer meeting and bible reading every Sunday evening, but they come not for the purpose to assist others in taking part, but to ridicule those who do take part. They seem to take a triumphant delight in standing just outside the door, while some dance to the music of a harmonica, others will join in with loud talking and laughter. And altogether their noise is enough to thoroughly arouse the anger of the devil. Now this kind of conduct is becoming wearisome; so wearisome in fact, that we do not think the law abiding people will let it occur again.
Medford Mail, February 28, 1902, page 3

Central Point Items.
    Miss Zuda Owens spent Sunday with friends at Ashland.
    C.E. McCleary, of Gold Hill, spent Tuesday in this city.
    Isaac Kent made a business trip to Jacksonville Wednesday.
    Gus and Wm. Morris are now employed on the Fish Lake Ditch.
    Born--March 3, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson, a daughter.
    B. F. Peart sold his farm near town to Mr. Stroder, late of Nebraska, last week.
    Mrs. Dacy Stidham left for Ashland Monday, where she will make her future home.
    The Memeley Quartet gave an entertainment at the M.E. Church Tuesday evening to a large audience.
    Mr. Lang, late of Kansas, has purchased a lot in the north part of town and is now building a neat residence on the same.
    Frank Galloway has Leased Karney and Sims' hotel and opened for business last Monday. The house has been thoroughly renovated and the traveling public will be treated right by Mr. Galloway and wife.
    The program for the local institute to be held at Central Point, Mar. 8, 1902. Saturday morning, 9:30 o'clock, opening exercises:
        The first day of school . . . M. Ella Griffiths
        Some of the difficulties of grammar . . . W. T. VanScoy
        Primary work . . . Zuda Owens
        Demands that a teacher must meet . . . J. Percy Wells
        Geography . . . Roberta Rippey
        Language . . . G. R. Carlock
        Busy work . . . Lila Sackett
        The value of education . . . A. J. Hanby
        How to use current events . . . E. R. Washburn
State Superintendent J. H. Ackerman will be present during the day session, and will deliver a lecture in the evening at 7:30 o'clock at the M.E. Church. The lecture will be preceded by a short literary and musical program. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    W. H. Cain, the druggist, left on Tuesday evening's train for Grants Pass.
    J. J. Houck left Tuesday for Albany and northern points on business.
    The city recorder has notice posted of the city election to be held at this place the first Monday of April.
    Mrs. Cutbreath, mother of the late Mrs. I. E. Deboy, left Tuesday for Missouri to permanently reside with her son.
    George Hershberger, of Glendale, came up on Tuesday's train to look after his mining interest in Willow Springs district.
    Milo P. Ward, the mining promoter, arrived from Portland Monday and is looking after the High Line Ditch Co.'s interests at this place.
    Geo. H. McDonald, who has been interested in quartz mines in this district for the past year, left Monday for the northern California mining district looking up properties for investment.
    Mrs. Anna Andrews and daughter, of Fargo, North Dakota, who have been visiting her old friends Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Vose, the past month left for their home via Portland, Tuesday evening.
    Miss Maggie Tack, of Crescent City, who has been visiting her friend Mrs. W. T. Reames, returned home Tuesday accompanied by Miss Gertie Marhaffer, of that place, who has been spending the winter here with friends.
    S. W. McClendon has purchased the other half interest of the Yellow Jacket, in the Blackwell district, of his brother John, and is putting in permanent building and commenced work in the mine with a crew of six miners, last Monday.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 3

    S. M. Nealon, Chas. Dickison and S. F. Morine went to different points in the valley this week.
    Politics are causing several people in this end of the valley to spend a lot of time on the road lately.
    Dr. Shearer passed Monday on his return from the Meadows, where he had been called to attend Mr. Gardiner, who is suffering from appendicitis.
    W. R. Byrum has started work clearing ground for buildings which he proposes to erect this spring. We expect to see quite a number of new houses in this end of the valley before snow flies.
    B. R. Porter started for Klamath County Monday to look after some cattle and horses left there in the fall. He thinks they will be able to live on the range from this time on, as reports come that the feed has started nicely.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 3

By Sine Die.

    Mr. Miner was a business visitor in Gold Hill Monday.
    Mrs Nutt, who has been suffering from neuralgia, is better.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nichols were visiting Mrs. Knotts last Sunday.
    Miss Ada Swinden was the guest of Mrs. McDougall last Sunday.
    Mike Foley has recovered from his recent illness we are glad to say.
    Miss Mae Noe was a pleasant caller on Mrs. Higginbotham, Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor, of Galls Creek, were visiting relatives here last Sunday.
    Mrs. John Simona, of Kanes Creek, is visiting friends and relatives in Grants Pass.
    John Stover, accompanied by Mrs. Chandler o the Braden mine, were doing Medford last Tuesday.
    Bad colds and sore throats are quite prevalent here, now. Several have been laid up with sore throats.
    Mr. Allison is engaged this week hauling lime to Gold Hill, which he has already sold at a good figure.
    Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, of Medford, spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of Mr. Roundtree and family.
    Fred Brown returned home, from Calif., last week. He reports nearly all the mines closed down and work scarce.
    Mr. Roundtree went up to Ashland last week to consult a doctor in regard to a sore in his mouth which is supposed to be a cancer.
    John Rook, an old and highly respected citizen of Willow Springs, died last Friday and was buried on the following Sunday at Central Point.
    What has become of our road supervisor?  The roads in this district, since the rains, are in a bad condition and should be attended to at once.
    Dr. Ray is making some substantial improvements on the Braden farm in the line of fencing, which when done will add greatly to the appearance of the place.
All the placer mines on Kanes Creek are busy at work with an abundance of water. Messrs. Dodge and Swinden are placer mining on the Creek with satisfactory results.
    Mrs. Russel, who has been attending at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Knotts, for the past three weeks, left on Monday's train for her home in Ashland, leaving her sister somewhat improved in health.
    Fred Reese and Tom Sutton, who sold the “Roaring Gimlet” mine last week, have gone to California. The latter will stop at Redding and the former will go as far as Fresno, where he thinks of remaining.
    We are sorry to say that Mrs. Aust Knotts is quite ill at this writing. Dr. Kirchgessner, of Medford, and Dr. Morrill, of Gold Hill are the attending physicians. We hope to soon hear of her entire recovery.

Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 5

    We are sorry to report that Grandma Walker is quite seriously ill.
    Men are now engaged cutting brush on the high-line ditch, probably to hold their charter.
    Frank Brown has returned from his trip to Los Angeles, bringing with him his mother and brother.
    Feed on the range is two weeks earlier than many previous seasons and the Upper Table Rock is dotted with stock.
    The old veteran and pioneer road supervisor, Thos. Baily, was in our midst last week looking after his political road supervisorship.
    Young Von der Hellen, one of the leading farmers and stock raisers of Butte Creek, was in our midst last week looking for cattle to purchase.
    We are sorry to hear Prof. Jasper Miller being one of the many unsuccessful applicants for a school certificate at the last teachers' examination.
    It was officially announced that the school at Antioch would begin the first Monday in March but the school board met on Friday, Feb. 28th, and decided not to begin until the 20th of March, owing to the bad weather and muddy roads.
    Robt. Dearman, one of our most energetic and prosperous farmers, has returned from his trip to Linn County and is so favorably impressed with the outlook in that section of Oregon that he may exchange his farm here for one in that county.
    The ever resolute and ambitious mail carrier, G. A. Hollenbeck, who has carried the mail continuously for the past eight years on the route from Sams Valley to Prospect, was in our midst a few days last week enjoying a well earned rest. He informs us that his son, Bert, who has been seriously ill for some time, is very much improved.
    March 1st was ushered in as one of those warm-hearted soul-cheering springlike days and the whole Table Rock country seemed to be of a new lease of life and activity. When we listen to the singing of so many spring birds and see the country carpeted with the beautiful yellow flowers we all join in the welcoming the return of spring, the most beautiful season of the year.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 5

By Peck's Bad Boy.
    F. C. Roberts has returned from a trip to the Dead Indian country.
    Mrs. C. Morris, of Central Point, was the guest of Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Gregory a few days last week.
    Miss Icy March, of Medford, was the guest of her uncle, Wm. Gregory, and family several days last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Moore and children and Miss Ella Clark spent a Sunday recently with Mr. and Mrs. D. Cingcade.
    W. W. Gregory and Lewis and Leroy Smith were among the Stickyites that attended the dance at Phoenix February 21st.
    Mrs. Wright, of Lake Creek, spent a few days recently with friends in this neighborhood. She also made a business trip to Medford.
    Chas. Tull, foreman of the Jackson County Improvement Company's fine Sticky ranch, took a load of hay to the company's camp near Lake Creek the first of the week.
    The Mound school commenced Monday, March 3rd, with Miss Roberta Rippey, of Central Point, as teacher. This is the second term for Miss Rippey, which is good proof of her popularity in this district.
    George Smith, eldest son of J. W. Smith, who has been spending several weeks with his parents, left a few days since for his home at Boise, Idaho. He will stop off at Walla Walla, Wash., to visit his brother, Alfred, and will also visit his youngest brother, John, who has only been a resident of Washington a short time.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Moore and little daughter, Cecil, have returned to their home at Dead Indian, after spending some time with relatives and friends at Central Point. Mrs. Moore also spent several days in Medford with her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Cardwell, who is seriously ill with appendicitis. They visited Tuesday and Wednesday with Mr. Moore's sister, Mrs. D. Cingcade.
Medford Mail, March 7, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    J. H. Downing left for Ashland Monday on a business trip.
    The youngest son of B. F. Peart has been quite ill the past week.
    Jacob Rodgers and family, of Medford, attended church here last Sunday.
    Mrs. Brown and son, of Antioch, were trading with our merchants on Monday.
    Elder E. Badger, of Ashland, preached to a large audience here last Sunday.
    W.T. Leever, an old and well-known pioneer, is very ill at the old homestead this week.
    E. Laury and son, of Kansas, arrived here last week and will make this place their future home.
    Mrs. W. M. Holmes and children visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brown, of Eagle Point, last week.
    R. A. Clark, of Sams Valley, was in town Tuesday. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, accompanied him home.
    Miss Annie Pankey went to Medford Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Cardwell, who is recovering from appendicitis.
    H. C. Kinney, V. A. Peterson and Frank and Warren Mee, of Grants Pass, accompanied by their families passed through here on Monday's train en route to Coles, Calif., where they are erecting a large sawmill.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart will preach at the M.E. Church next Sunday morning. In the evening Rev. Haberly, of Medford, will conduct the services.
    C. J. Jeffers last week sold his residence, on Manzanita Street, to Mr. Coe, recently from Colorado, and then purchased R. H. Hodge's property on Laurel Street. Mr. Jeffers and Mr. Coe are now occupying their new homes.
    The city election was held here Monday and the following officers were elected: Trustees, J. W. Merritt, W. J. Freeman, C. C. Gilchrist, O. R. Pankey, W. C. Leever; marshal, B. Patrick; recorder, A. S. Jacobs; street commissioner, W. A. Owen.
    The local institute held at Central Point was a complete success in every particular. On account of the illness of Supt. P. H. Daily, A. J. Hanby was elected chairman and Miss Roberta Rippey secretary. After singing of "America," Miss Ella Griffiths presented the subject, "The First Day of School," in a very able manner. Many of the difficulties that a teacher has to contend with were presented and the remedies given. "Difficulties of Grammar," by W. T. Van Scoy, was represented in a clear and logical manner, showing how the difficulties may be made clear. This was followed by an instructive talk on the same subject by Supt. Ackerman. "Primary Work," by Miss Zuda Owens, was followed by an interesting discussion on primary and intermediate work by Prof. Van Scoy, Supt. Ackerman and others. "The Demands That a Teacher Must Meet," by J. Percy Wells, was of interest to all. The subject of "Geography," by Miss Roberta Rippey, showed how that study might be made interesting to the pupil. On account of the absence of G. R. Carlock, the subject of "Language" was presented by Supt. Ackerman. "The Value of Education" was presented by A. J. Hanby, followed by remarks by E. E. Washburn. The last subject on the programs was "How to Use Current Events," by E. E. Washburn. Mr. Washburn showed how the subject of current events might be made one of great interest as well as one of value to the pupil. Supt. J. H. Ackerman made a few general remarks on the subject of "Education." In the evening at 7:30 o'clock, Supt. Ackerman delivered an interesting lecture to an appreciative audience. The following teachers were present at the institute: J. Percy Wells, M. Ella Griffiths, Edith Dungey, J. A. Bish, R. H. Jonas, Maude Downing, Bertha Corum, A. O. Freel, Belle Potter, Frances Barnes, Grace Amann, Lutie Ulrich, Zuda Owens, Flossie Briscoe, Mamie Rippey, Roberta Rippey, Eunice Corum, Mrs. E. Ross, Mrs. Stella Purkeypile, M. E. Roberts, G. H. Samuels, Supt. J. H. Ackerman, Minnie Hockenyos, Gertrude Sutton, May Phipps, Lizzie Ferguson, W. T. Van Scoy, A. J. Hanby, Thora Smith, Ellen Bursell, E. E. Washburn, Mrs. A. J. Hanby, Alma Wilson.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    I. J. Stacy, of Sams Valley, was doing business here Wednesday.
    Ed Vroman was down from Medford Sunday, calling on his old friends.
    G. E. Nichols, formerly of this place was here the first of the week upon business.
    W. A. Carter and W. T. Reames spent Monday in Ashland, returning by the evening train.
    J. B. Agner returned from Seattle Wednesday after an absence of two weeks on business.
    Robert Wakeman and Charles Owens, of Pleasant Creek, were here the first of the week, after a load of supplies.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Eastbrook visited their friend, H. T. Coffin, at his mine on Galls Creek, several days last week.
    I. Humason was down from Medford for a few days attending A. P. Eastbrook's drug store during his absence. He returned to Medford Sunday.
    District Deputy Grand Master C. L. Reames was down from Jacksonville Monday evening visiting officially the A.O.U.W. Lodge at this place.
    Major Andrus, superintendent of the Bill Nye Mine, accompanied by his wife, came in on the evening train Saturday from Medford , and left the next day for the mine to spend a few days.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 3

    Hon. S. M. Nealon made a business trip to Jacksonville Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Horace Pelton were visiting Mrs. Pelton's parents Sunday.
    Miss Myrtle Porter and Master Harry were trading in Medford Saturday.
    Postmaster Davis and wife took advantage of the lovely day to go to Medford Monday.
    C. C. Taylor, deputy assessor, was over to Assessor Pendleton's Monday, getting his field books, etc., preparatory to starting to work in a few days.
    We are informed that the U.S. postal authorities refused to let the contract to carry the mail from Agate to Table Rock as they considered all the bids too high.
    Mr. and Mrs. Saltmarsh, parents of Mrs. W. R. Byrum, made a short visit at Table Rock last week, and on Saturday Mrs. S. returned to stay a week or so with her daughter.
    Dr. Messner, the veterinary of Medford, was called to Table Rock Monday to treat another of J. C. Pendleton's best work horses that was suffering from what seemed to be kidney trouble.
    Mr. Byrum made a trip to Central Point on Friday for a load of the old bridge timber to bridge a ditch on his new place, and to try the span of mules recently purchased of W. R. Dickison.
    W. J. Nichols and son, Bryce, were out at the Curry place several days last week. On Monday they moved one band of the Merritt sheep onto the desert, the few warm days having started the feed nicely.
    Tom Pankey, of Central Point, came out Sunday and is now engaged in pruning B. R. Porter's orchard.  The Table Rock friends of the family are glad to learn that his sister, Mrs. Cardwell, who has been sick in Medford for so long, is now on the high road to recovery.
    We are informed that the wagon road from the valley to the top of Lower Table Rock, being made by Messrs. Pankey and Strickland, is about completed, which will be good news to the many people who would love to view this lovely little valley from those rugged cliffs, but who have been prevented from doing so by the arduous ascent.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 3

    Will Davis went to Medford Monday to do trading.
    Rev. Farrer, of Klamath Falls, preached at Antioch last Sunday morning and evening.
    Mr. Childers, of Medford, was here one day last week en route to his farm in the Meadows with a few cattle.
    We are sorry to report two of Mr. G. W. Stacy's children confined to the house with a severe attack of sore throat.
    We are officially informed that Miss McIntire, of Medford, has concluded not to teach the district school at Antioch.
    Miss Clara Richardson, who has closed a very successful six months term of school at Eagle Point, has returned to her home at Beagle.
    Dr. Shearer, of Medford, passed here Saturday en route to the Meadows to see Mr. Gardiner, who has been quite ill, but is now much improved.
    Robt. Dearman, of Table Rock, has exchanged his farm here for one in Linn County. We are loath to part with these good people, but our loss is Linn County's gain and a very valuable acquisition to their community.
Medford Mail, March 14, 1902, page 5

By Spectator.

    W. K. Price was over from Tolo on Tuesday on business.
    C. C. and  J. R. McClendon spent several days at Hornbrook, Calif. last week on business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peninger left Monday for their mine on Sardine Creek, to spend a few days.
    The city council has granted a franchise to J. J. Houck and his associates to put in an electric light plant in the corporate limits.
    Ed. R. Cardwell is disposing of his interests in Sams Valley and will leave about May 1st for Klamath County to engage in the stock business.
    Died—at the family home on Kanes Creek, Friday, March 14th, Rebecca, wife of B. A. Knotts, age sixty-two years. Interment was made in the Rock Point Cemetery.
    W. T. Hutchison and family, of Indian territory, arrived here last week and will make this place their future home. Mr. Hutchison is a brother-in-law of S. C. Tweedy of this place
    Capt. Ed W. Kellogg stopped off in Gold Hill a few days this week for a visit with his son. A. E. Kellogg. The Captain had been spending the winter in Medford and was on his way to his home in Grants Pass.
    The mass meeting held at the town hall March 13th put up a full ticket for the town election to be held April 1sT. The nominations made were as follows: councilmen, A. C. Stanley, W. H. Cain, Sr., C. E. Young, A. E. Kellogg and S. C. Tweedy; recorder G. R. Hammersley; marshal,  J. W. Hays, Sr.
Medford Mail, March 21, 1902, page 3

    Old Antioch school district is still without a teacher.
    What little hay that is left over is selling at $10 per ton.
    Miss Clara Richardson, of Beagle, has entered the Academy at Medford.
    We are officially informed that men are wanted for work on the High Line Ditch.
    The early spring chicks can be seen and heard but are much too young for table use.
    Prof. Jasper Miller has accepted a position as teacher in the Meadows school district.
    Hon. J. W. Merritt has had his drove of sheep moved from the old Curry place to the desert pasture.
    The land deal that was spoken of last week, between Mr. Dearman and Mr. Ireland, has been called off.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Houston and babies, of Longbranch, are visiting Grandpa and Grandma Houston of Beagle.
    Master Carl Martin, who has had quite a severe attack of the grippe, is much improved at this writing.
    Flocks of sandhill cranes are making their annual visit. Flying quite low over Table Rock, they make an excellent target for the hunters.
    G. W. Stacy, of Beagle, has opened a blacksmith shop on the Coleman place where he is prepared to accommodate the farmers and traveling public.
    G. W. Stacy's two little girls, Flora and Dessa, who were so seriously ill with severe sore throats, are convalescent. Mrs. A. D. Houston is prostrated with a similar affliction.
    Our pioneer postmaster, M. A. Houston, is making some substantial and quite necessary repairs and improvements on the old home place which materially changes and improves the surroundings.
Medford Mail, March 21, 1902, page 3

    Stewart Porter and Verne Pendleton rode over to Medford Friday night to see "Uncle Tom's Cabin," returning after the play, feeling well paid for their trip.
    Rev. Haberly, of Medford, preached to a large congregation at the school house Sunday. Before the sermon the two children of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Morine were baptized.
    E. H. Davis is planting enough ground to carrots to raise one hundred tons if he is successful with his crop. He considers it as good a crop for horse feed as can be raised.
    Frank Adams has a force of men at work reseeding alfalfa land on the Merritt place and Mr. Dickison is preparing and seeding quite a block of land to the same, so in the near future hay will be one of the heaviest crops in this section.
    In a paper from Eutaw, Alabama, we noticed the weather report for the week ending Feb. 24, 1902. In that glorious clime "where it never gets cold," we find that the average maximum temperature for the week was 50 degrees and minimum temperature 35 degrees, while away up here in Oregon where those people think we are frozen up most of the time we find for the same week, maximum temperature 57 degrees and the minimum temperature 41 degrees. Here our lowest temperature was 36 degrees while there they enjoyed an atmosphere of 29 degrees. For the whole month of Feb. here we find the average maximum temperature 52 degrees, minimum temperature 44 degrees. Comment needless.
Medford Mail, March 21, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    Dr. Hinkle made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Mrs. W. W. Edington has been quite ill the past week.
    Mrs. Roberts left for California Monday to visit relatives.
    Born--March 23, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Hawk, a son.
    W. T. Moore, of Big Butte, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Daniel Jones has sold his farm near town and purchased the Myers place.
    Dr. Kirchgessner, of Medford, made this city a professional visit Sunday.
    Mesdames I. J. Purkeypile and J. E. Ross visited relatives at Ashland last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pomeroy, of Spikenard, spent a couple of days here this week.
    James Wilson left for Coles, Calif., the first of the week, to work in a lumbering camp.
    Mrs. E. Pleasant has just received a large consignment of millinery goods. All are invited to attend her Easter opening on Saturday, March 29th.
    Sherman Moorehouse and family arrived here last week from Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and will make their home here. Since their arrival their daughter has been very ill with pneumonia, but is now much improved.
    B. W. Harnish, of Ledgerwood, South Dakota, accompanied by Mrs. S. H. Harnish, a daughter-in-law and her children, arrived here Monday night and will locate at Eagle Point. His son, S. H. Harnish, will arrive with a carload of household goods and livestock during the coming week. Mrs. H. is a daughter of Rev. Moomaw, of Eagle Point.
    S. A. Swanson arrived last Saturday night from Hasting, Minnesota, to assume charge of the Snowy Butte shops at this place, as foreman. His family will arrive later. For the past six years Mr. Swanson has been foreman of Estergreen's Carriage Works at Hastings, and he brings the best of recommendations as a superior workman, a skilled mechanic and good citizen. The Snowy Butte shops are preparing for a big run this summer.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

    J. H. Wagner was down from Ashland Wednesday on business.
    Dr. James Braden returned Sunday from Irvington, Ind., and will spend the summer here.
    Prof. C. R. Biederman and Riley Hammersley left Wednesday for the Meadows mining district.
    W. Eddinton, of Central Point, has purchased the Cardwell farm, in Sams Valley consideration $4500.
    Rev. Haberly is conducting revival services nightly at the M.E. Church since last Sunday's regular services. His sermons are well liked and quite well attended.
    Atty. John Harvey, formerly of this place, arrived from California the first of the week and is spending a few days visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Harvey.
    The Republican primaries held at this place was very actively contested by the two factions here. The result was a compromise delegation about evenly divided and the best of feeling in camp over the contest. The following delegates were elected:  W. H. Cain, R., C. Vroman, C. E. Young, W. T. Reames, and Riley Hammersley.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 3

    W. R. and C. A. Dickison went to Gold Hill Monday and bought several head of stock cattle.
    S. W. McClendon paused for a few moments' chat on his way to Gold Hill Monday with a land buyer.
    E. H. Davis, while working with a sick horse the other day, hurt his leg in such a way that he has to use a crutch.
    W. J. Nichols came out from Central Point to the Merritt place Monday for a load of hay and to transact some other business connected with the sheep camps.
    The Table Rock Ditch Co. began the work Tuesday of making a cut over forty rods in length, which will shorten the channel and leave it on much safer ground. E. H. Davis has the contract.
    Stewart Porter started in the storm Sunday to meet his father who was coming in from Dairy with horses and cattle. They got home Tuesday night, the stock showing that the trip over the mountains had not been an easy one.
    The Republican primaries passed off quietly in this precinct. Chas. A. Dickison was elected chairman and S. M. Nealon secretary. I. J. Stacey, E. Webber and C. A. Dickison were elected delegates. E. H. Davis was nominated for Justice of the Peace, John Jones for Constable and W. R. Dickison for road supervisor.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 3

By Sine Die.

    Mr. Lame made a business trip to Gold Hill last Tuesday.
    Henry Nutt is hauling quartz from the Gimlet mine to Gold Hill.
    Elmer Nichols is confined to the house with a very bad sore throat.
    I. Housholder and family were guests at Mr. Brown's last Sunday.
    The Dardanelles school will commence next Monday, March 31st.
    Mr. Winders has completed his contract for cutting wood for Mr. Miner.
    Mrs. Roundtree and daughter, Miss Ellie, were visitors at Mrs. Swinden's last Thursday.
    Mrs. Russell, who is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Taylor, of Galls Creek will soon leave for Ashland.
    The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham, who has been quite ill, is improving, we are glad to say.
    Noe Bros., who have the Birdsey ranch rented, are having some very rich ore milled at the Humanson quartz mill near Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. Purl Bean and children, accompanied by Miss Ethel Brown, left on Monday's train for California, at which place they will remain. Mr. Bean has mining property near Henley, which he intends to develop this summer.

Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 5

    J. G. Martin made a trip to Central Point one day last week after seed wheat.
    Miss Boone, of Medford, has been engaged to teach the Antioch school which commences Monday, March 31st.
    S. H. Glass is at the bedside of his son-in-law, Ralph Dean, of Willow Springs, who is reported to be seriously ill.
    The Republican primary was held here Saturday pursuant to the call. John Nelson and Wm. Martin were chosen as delegates to the convention.
    It brings back fond recollections of the long years past of your correspondent's boyhood days in webfoot country to hear the grouse hooting in the fir trees of Table Rock.
    F. C. Pomeroy has moved his family home from Central Point, where his children will have the advantage of this district school, which is governed now by Prof. Jasper Miller.
    Our section of the county now wears a wintry appearance with a coating of beautiful snow. This unusual snow storm is quite an unwelcome visitor to the farmer at this season of the year as it retards plowing for some time.
    Mr. Gardner, of the Meadows section, passed here last week on his way to Central Point. He reports that quite a number of the people up his way are still feeding stock, owing to cold and frequent snow storms of late, which causes the feed on the range to be unusually backward.
Medford Mail, March 28, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    John Ross spent last Saturday in Jacksonville.
    Geo. Owen, of Medford, spent Sunday here.
    Dr. Hinkle made a business trip to Jacksonville Tuesday.
    Born--March 26, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Elliott, a daughter.
    Robt. Lewis, of Elk Creek, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    A. Betts, one of Eagle Point's rustling farmers, was trading here this week.
    Mrs. Warren Mee and children, of Applegate, are visiting relatives in this city.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart, pastor of the M.E. Church here, spent a day in Medford last week.
    Mrs. Theo. Glass, of Sams Valley, was trading with our merchants the first of the week.
    I. B. Williams has sold his fine residence to Sherman Moorhouse, late of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
    Elder J. B. Lister, of Eugene, evangelist for the Christian Church, preached here Wednesday night.
    P. L. Simpkins and family attended the funeral of the late Mrs. E. J. Wrisley at Medford Wednesday.
    I. G. Shreve, of Evansville, Wis., is visiting his sister, Mrs. N. E. Grieve, of this place. He is greatly pleased with our country.
    Mrs. J. W. Merritt and daughter, Esther, who have been spending the winter in Los Angeles, Calif., returned home on Tuesday.
    J. L. Downing, the Ashland undertaker, was here the first of the week putting in show cases in Dr. Hinkle's undertaking parlors.
    R. H. Hodge and son, Walter, have purchased an orchard near Medford, in the Orchard Home tract. They will care for their orchard and keep their feed mill running at this place.
    There was a large gathering of ladies at Mrs. E. Pleasant's millinery parlor last Saturday at the Easter opening. All concede that she has one of the largest and finest stocks of fashionable millinery ever brought here.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 3

    Hayes brothers made a trip to Central Point this week.
    Oscar Rodgers has gone to the Fish Lake Ditch to work.
    Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Glass and son, Orrin, visited Medford Monday.
    Clarence Case has returned home after spending a week at the county seat, as a juror.
    Miss Briscoe, of Central Point, opened school Monday in the Chaparral school house.
    There seems to be much of a general interest taken among the farmers of this locality in raising fruit, hogs and poultry.
    John Vincent, son of Mrs. O. Vincent of Upper Table Rock, is confined to his bed with a bad spell of la grippe. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is the attending physician.
    J. G. Martin visited the county seat on the 29th inst. interviewing our next sheriff and visiting the Republican county convention.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stacy and children started for Medford Monday and expect to be gone for several days. They will combine business and pleasure by visiting relatives and friends while in that vicinity.
    Mr. Childers, of the Meadows, passed Monday with a very valuable sick mare, en route to Medford, for a veterinary surgeon. He got no further than Jack Montgomery's place, on the desert, when the animal became suddenly worse. The surgeon was sent for but could do nothing to save the animal.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 3

    Verne H. Pendleton made a trip to Jacksonville Tuesday with some fat hogs.
    Several parties from different parts of the valley were on Table Rock Sunday.
    Garl T. Jones, of Medford, was out at Table Rock Tuesday doing some surveying.
    Easter Sunday came so early this year that there was not the usual supply of wild flowers to greet the flower gatherers.
    Table Rock Ditch Company held a directors' meeting Monday, at the office of the secretary, J. W. Merritt, of Central Point.
    S. F. Morine, S. M. Nealon, J. C. Pendleton, W. R. and C. A. Dickison attended the Republican convention at Jacksonville Saturday.
    That Sams Valley precinct might not go without a representative at the congressional convention at Roseburg, J. C. Pendleton accepted the proxy from C. A. Dickison, who was not able to attend.
Medford Mail, April 4, 1902, page 3

Central Point Items.
    Wm. Stockham, of Tolo, was trading here Monday.
    T. J. Kelsoe, of Eagle Point, was in after supplies Monday.
    Bird Johnston, of Beagle, was trading here one day last week.
    James Kincaid, who has been quite ill the past week, is improving.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rogers, of Medford, spent Saturday in our city.
    Joseph Geppert, of Big Butte, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Mr. White, the timber locator, of Prospect, spent Tuesday in Central Point.
    Mrs. Barney Olsen and daughter, of Gold Hill, were trading here the first of the week.
    L. B. Peart and Thos. Cingcade are at present employed on the Fish Lake Ditch.
    The Southern Pacific Company's painting crew is here this week painting the depot.
    Miss Mamie Rippey commenced a term of school in the Lone Oak district last Monday.
    P. W. Olwell, who has been spending the winter at Tucson, Arizona, arrived home this week, much improved in health.
    Ringer & Tyrer, the painters, have finished painting Dr. Hinkle's drug store, which presents a much improved appearance.
    Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gay, of Portland, are spending the week with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gay, of this city.
    I. F. Williams has moved the building formerly owned by J. H. Kincaid from Manzanita Street to Pine Street, and will fit it up for a confectionery store.
    Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown, Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Officer, Mrs. O. P. McGee, Mrs. Frank Brown and Miss Mattie Taylor, of Eagle Point, were in town Tuesday on their way to Ashland to attend the Emma Nevada concert.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Lowell, of Ohio, are visiting J. M. Gibson and family. Mrs. Lowell and Mrs. Gibson were old schoolmates in Ohio. After returning home, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell will remove to Atlanta, Georgia, to make their future home.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 3

    The local fishermen have been rewarded lately with nice strings of trout and some large fish.
    Melvin Gowdie, nephew of W. Rawlings, of Medford, came out last Sunday and may decide to remain all summer.
    Chas. Gay, of Central Point, was out one day last week and remained overnight. He was on a horse hunting expedition in which he was successful.
    Your correspondent and wife were among the country delegation that went to Ashland Tuesday to hear the world renowned Emma Nevada and her troupe of artists.
    Harvey Inlow was down from Trail last Wednesday and remained overnight. He was after oats and reported that he found the roads very good in some places and equally bad in others.
    Tom Pankey was out from Central Point last week getting Mr. Porter's sprayer started. In spite of the showery weather they have made good progress and will be through in a few days.
    W. R. Dickison was down to Foots Creek a couple of days last week looking for stock cattle to buy. He secured several head which Roy Nichols helped to collect and drive to the Kesterson place, where they are keeping their various purchases.
    The Misses Myrtle and Margaret Porter have both secured schools. The former left Sunday afternoon for Mountain district, where she opened school on Monday, and the latter will begin a term of school in Rock Point next Monday. We will miss their merry faces from our midst but wish for them success in their chosen work.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 3

    Miss Porter, of Table Rock, opened school at Mound district Monday.
    The continued late rains greatly interfere with spring seeding and gardening.
    We are sorry to report the serious illness of Mr. and Mrs. John Houston's little daughter, Ida.
    John Gregerson, a prosperous farmer of Beagle, made a trip to Central Point Monday, after grain.
    Mr. and Mrs. Askew, of Willow Springs, are paying Mrs. Askew's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Glass, a short visit.
    A remarkably light vote was cast in the Democratic primaries on the 3rd inst. J. Rodgers and D. A. Houston were elected delegates to the convention.
    The Brown brothers, late arriving from California, have leased thirty acres of land from G. W. Stacy, of the Coleman ranch, and will plant it to corn and sugar cane.
    Grandpa Stacy is prostrated with a severe attack of pneumonia. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is the attending physician. We are glad to report him some easier at this writing.
    Miss Boone, our very efficient school teacher, has taught one week of her school and the pupils and patrons are well pleased with her method of teaching and we predict a bright future and a successful term of school.
    Prof. Jasper Miller, who is engaged in teaching the Meadows school, called Monday en route home from the Democratic County Convention. He reports everything passed off harmoniously and a stronger and more popular ticket could not be placed in nomination.
Medford Mail, April 11, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    Miss Terrill, of Talent, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Miss Zuda Owens spent Saturday with friends in Medford.
    W. F. Freeman received a carload of buggies last week.
    Robert Lewis, of Elk Creek, came in after supplies last week.
    Thomas Herriott spent Sunday at his home in Applegate.
    Dr. J. Hinkle is lying dangerously ill at the family home.
    Miss Lilly Newman, of Eagle Point, was trading with our merchants on Tuesday.
    J. W. Merritt and Cranfill and Robinett each unloaded a carload of sugar last week.
    Dr. Hinkle received the first consignment of furniture for his new furniture store Monday.
    Mr. Matney, who lately moved into the Freeman house on Laurel Street, is dangerously ill.
    Mrs. S. W. McClendon, of Gold Hill, spent last week with her mother, Mrs. Arthur Wilson.
    Mrs. Warren Mee and Miss Mary A. Mee spent a couple of days with relatives on Applegate this week.
    Arthur Wilson, a well known citizen and old pioneer, died at the family home Monday night of blood poison. He leaves a wife and family of grown-up children to mourn his loss.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 3

    Grandpa Stacy is convalescent.
    Wm. Jones, one of our leading citizens, is confined to his bed.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dearman were trading in Central Point this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Richardson, of Beagle, made a trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Thos. Bailey, our next road supervisor, is in our midst--the right man in the right place.
    Childers brothers, cattle men from the Meadows, passed through Tuesday en route to Medford.
    Two scholars from adjoining districts are attending Antioch school, Miss Pearl Buss and Mr. Ireland's son.
    Miss Clara Richardson, one of our leading school teachers, has returned home from the Medford Academy.
    The Upper Table Rock on the north side can show a greater number of sweet scented wild flowers than a botanist could name.
    Theodore Glass and family visited Central Point Tuesday. Mr. Glass extended his trip to Medford to consult a physician regarding his health which has not been the best of late.
    Mrs. J. G. Martin and son, Carl, took the train Tuesday from Gold Hill for Deep Creek, Wash., where they will visit Mrs. M.'s relatives she has not seen for thirty years. Their many friends join in wishing them a safe and pleasant trip. They will be absent for about two months.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 3

    T. J. Kinney, of Jacksonville, passed through Table Rock Sunday.
    Archie Ray, of Medford, came out the last of the week to visit the Jennings family.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Byrum went to Medford Saturday, returning Sunday, accompanied by Mr. Byrum's parents.
    Stewart Porter made a flying trip to Mr. Martin's, of Rock Point, Sunday.
    Mrs. Ann Fields went to Sams Valley the first of the week and expects [to] remain for some time.
    Many strangers, most of them homeseekers, pass every day, and the mover is again abroad in the land.
    Mr. Porter made a business trip to Medford Monday. His spraying outfit is still at work as they have extended their field of operations to all the neighboring orchards.
    Everyone is busy these lovely days, and no one so much so as Dame Nature. One can almost see the grass and grain grow, and the buds are bursting into full bloom in all directions.
    Mr. Meeker and family, of Medford, the Misses McIntire, of Colorado, Mr. Sandles, of Ohio, and the Dickison family of this place, made the trip to Lower Table Rock Sunday afternoon and enjoyed it and the view very much. Several other parties from different parts of the valley were also there and found many wild flowers on top, also about twenty acres of plowed ground, which looked strange to old visitors.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.
[Received too late for last week.]
    Mrs. A. E. Kellogg visited relatives in Grants Pass several days this week.
    Joe Cox and Taylor Bailey are over from Kirby visiting friends for a few days.
    Master Merle Kellogg is down from Medford this week visiting his father, A. E. Kellogg.
    I. J. Stacy, an old resident of Sams Valley, is fast improving from his late attack of pneumonia.
    H. D. Kubli came down Tuesday evening and is looking after his mining interests on Galls Creek.
    Dr. E. P. Dixon, late of Newberg, Oregon, has located here permanently and will practice dentistry.
    Walter Chaney left last week for Portland, where he goes to accept a position as stenographer for a well-known firm of that city.
    Peter Meyers and Moses Gryson, of Toledo, Ore., are here looking over mining property in this district with the intention of investing and locating here with their families.   
    Riley Benedict, an old pioneer of Applegate, was visiting friends here last week.  It has been some years since Mr. Benedict was in this section of the country and he was wonderfully surprised at the growth of Gold Hill and the improvement of the surrounding country.
    The annual city election held last Monday resulted in the following candidates being elected:  Dr. A. C. Stanley, W. H. Caine Sr., C. C. McClendon, C. E. Young and A. E. Kellogg, councilmen; G. R. Hammersley recorder; J. W. Hays Jr., marshal.  The new council met Tuesday morning and organized. Dr. A. C. Stanley was elected president; J. L. Hammersley was appointed city attorney, and  J. E. Harvey treasurer for the ensuing year.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5

By Sine Die.

    Mrs. Birdsey, who has been sick, is better we are glad to say.
    Mrs. Foster and children were the guests of Mrs. Nichols Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols were Medford business visitors last week.
    Dave Noe left last Sunday for Washington where he expects to locate.
    Effie Roundtree was the guest of Miss Householder Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higinbotham were the guests of Robert Swinden Sunday.
    Miss Rosie Roland was visiting in Gold Hill Sunday as the guest of Miss Carrie Cary.
    Miss Ada Swinden was visiting friends and relatives on Kanes Creek one day recently.
    The Dardanelles school is progressing nicely under the efficient management of Miss Floy McNiel, of Gold Hill.
    Mrs. Lulu Darling, of Gold Hill, spent Monday on Kanes Creek as the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noe.
    From the indications of the fruit blossoms there will be an abundance of fruit this year if Jack Frost does not put in his appearance.
    Bob Swinden, of Gold Hill, and Will Reames, of Jacksonville, are engaged in prospecting near the latter place with satisfactory results.
    Messrs. Haskins and Dixon, of Gold Hill, were visiting the Gimlet mine Monday. They commenced drawing the water out of the mine last week preparatory to going to work with quite a force of men.

Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5

By Peck's Bad Boy.
[Received too late for last week.]
    L. Reed spent Sunday with Medford friends.
    W. J. Gregory and L. Grigsby were sent as delegates to the Democrat convention.
    Miss Nellie Roberts has returned from a visit with friends in Sams Valley and Gold Hill.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Turpin spent a few days last week with their daughter, Mrs. Chas. Milligan, of Medford.
    C. E. Tull has returned to the ditch company's ranch, after hauling a load of hay to their encampment, near Brownsboro.
    La grippe has again made its appearance in our neighborhood and quite a few are numbered among its victims, but none are serious yet.
    W. T. Moore, who has been visiting relatives in Central Point, Eagle Point and on Big Sticky for some time, has returned to his home in the Dead Indian country.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Smith and little daughters, Ethel and Esther, of Medford, have returned home after a short visit with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith entertained a few friends and relatives on Easter Sunday. A bountiful repast was served to which all did ample justice, after which a pleasant afternoon was spent in social converse.
Medford Mail, April 18, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    Dr. Emerson, of Medford, spent Tuesday in our city.
    Dr. J. Hinkle, who has been very sick, is still very low.
    Born--April 19, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Heffling, a son.
    Mrs. Warren Mee and children are visiting relatives in Ashland.
    Nelson Nye, of Prospect, was in after supplies the first of the week.
    Wm. Carey, Gold Hill's energetic furniture dealer, spent Tuesday in town.
    Miss Martha Cardwell is lying very ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Nichols.
    Mrs. S. S. Aiken, of Prospect, who has been spending a few weeks here, returned home last week.
    Warren Mee, of the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., of Coles, spent a couple of days here last week with his family.
    Robt. Williams and Mr. Keizer have gone to Douglas County to trap terrapins for the San Francisco market.
    Mr. Schroder and family left on Sunday evening's train, for Nebraska, where they go to make their future home.
    Thos. Leever, assistant superintendent of the Golden Jubilee mine, near Carville, Calif., is here visiting relatives.
    Jacob Rogers and family have taken possession of their new home, which they purchased of Mr. Schroder last week.
    Mrs. D. J. Stidham and her daughters, Miss Bertha and Mrs. Messner, of Ashland, visited relatives here this week.
    There will be a dance at the hotel hall on May 1st, and the W.R.C. will give an ice cream social and maypole exercise at the G.A.R. hall the same evening.
    Guy Stockam, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stockam, died at the family home at Tolo, on Sunday, April 20th, of tonsillitis. The parents have the sympathy of all in this their sad bereavement.
    While Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Ashworth were driving in town Sunday their horses became frightened and ran away. One of the lines broke and the occupants had to jump to save themselves. After running at breakneck speed the full length of Main Street they landed against an oak tree. Mr. and Mrs. A. escaped with a few bruises.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 3

Evans Creek Items.
    Mrs. John Smith is on the sick list.
    The click of corn planters is once again heard.
    Jeff Oden was at Grants Pass the first of the week.
    There is a great deal of sore throat in this vicinity.
    Dave Smith was visiting on Evans Creek last week.
    The Evans Creek saw mill will commence sawing the first of May.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Patton were the guests of Mrs. John Smith Sunday.
    A reception was given by the Misses Grace and Ruby Bedford at their home near Woodville last Friday evening. Miss Ruby received the guests and the time was most pleasantly spent with music, games and dancing. At eleven o'clock refreshments were served and at a late hour the guests departed with many expressions of gratitude for a most enjoyable time. The following guests were present: Misses Daisy Pitman, Susie Smith, Stella, Ella and Gertie Owings; Messrs. Garfield, George Laws, John Pitman, Frank and Artie Myers, Henry Bedford, Robert and Walter Minthorn, Will and John Owings, Mrs. Owings, Mr. and Mrs. Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. O. Simpson and son, Lusion.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 5

By Spectator.

    Smith Bros. have sold their mining interests here and will leave in a short time for Newberg, Oregon, to engage in the livery business.
    G. F. Vose has disposed of his residence property here to Mr. Gregison, of Newport, Oregon, who will soon move to Gold Hill to reside permanently.
    Surveyors J. S. Howard and W. F. Hunter have been engaged with a crew of men running lines and platting the mining property for C. R. Ray.
    Joseph L. Hammersley has received official notification of his appointment of postmaster at this place, which was made on the 15th last, vice W. T. Reames resigned.
    Captain Levensworth and associates have received three car loads of lumber in the last few days from the north. They recently purchased the Lane and Nellie Wright mines, two miles southeast of here, and are erecting a five-stamp mill on the properties and have a large crew of men working in the mines.
    W. H. Peninger, the efficient road supervisor of Willow Springs district, deserves much credit and has the thanks of the Gold Hill people for the able manner in which he has had the road on Blackwell Hill leading into Gold Hill graded. This section of road lies between the two districts of Gold Hill and Willow Springs and has been sadly neglected heretofore. Isaac Householder, the supervisor of this district, is having some very effective work done on the roads in this district.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 3

    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barneburg were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Byrum Sunday.
    Rev. Haberly preached at the school house on last Sunday and afterwards organized a Sunday school. Mrs. R. B. Porter was chosen as Supt. and Wm. R. Dickison, assistant supt., with Mrs. F. Adams and C. A. Dickison as teachers.
    Dept. Assessor and Mrs. J. M. Whipple, of Woodville, spent Sunday with your correspondent and family. Mr. W. is getting along nicely with assessment work and will soon be interviewing the people of Willow Springs, Central Point and Mound precincts.
    Richard Jennings had the misfortune to have a horse stray away from him last week while he was at work on the Table Rock Ditch. Parties saw it swim the river with its head tied down to its feet; but at last reports that was the last he could hear of it though he spent several days hunting.
    School closed Friday evening with an entertainment which was largely attended and afforded much amusement. There were dialogues and recitations by the pupils and music was furnished between the acts by Mr. and Mrs. A. Strickland. Miss McIntire left Sunday for Medford and will soon leave for her home in Colorado.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 3

By Spectator.

[Received too late for last week.]
    Jos. Rader, the Democratic nominee for sheriff, was here Wednesday looking over the political situation.
    Miss May Kellogg's friends will be glad to know she is fast improving from her recent illness, at her home in Grants Pass.
    John Ross, of Central Point, came down Wednesday evening. We are informed he is intending to launch in the barber business at this place.
    A. E. Kellogg went to Grants Pass Tuesday upon business, and returned Wednesday, accompanied by his wife, who has been visiting friends there the last ten days.
    The last few days have been extra fine for trout fishing. Many are engaged in trying their hands in landing the speckled beauties. Several anglers have hooked a string of over a hundred in a couple of hours.
    Fred Peninger, who has been operating a placer mine on the north fork of Sardine Creek the past winter, intends to leave soon with his family overland for Idaho. He is becoming affected with lung trouble and his doctor advises a change of climate.
    Horse buyers have been buying a good many teams at this place for the Grants Pass lumber district. Several fine teams have changed hands here the last few days at handsome figures, and still more are wanted. The demand is for horses weighing 1400 pounds and over.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 5

    Wm. Jones was in Medford, Monday.
    We all joined in welcoming the warm, refreshing rains of the 18th.
    Wm. Davis, one of the prosperous citizens of Beagle, was trading in Medford a few days since.
    Mr. Childers, of Medford, passed through Beagle Monday en route to his stock farm in the Meadows.
    We are sorry to report the serious illness of Theo. Glass. He is somewhat improved at this time.
    Rev. Holcroft, a Baptist minister of Medford, will preach at the Antioch school house Sunday, April 27th.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilhite's youngest son is confined to his bed with pneumonia. Dr. Chisholm, of Gold Hill, is the attending physician.
    Our road supervisor, Thos. Riley, met with quite a serious fall a few days since. While coming home from Jacksonville with Mr. Houston the wagon suddenly ran into a rut, throwing Mr. Riley out and the seat falling on him bruising him quite badly.
    Corn planting has just begun. The feed on the range is excellent and stock is improving rapidly. The orchards are clothed in the white blossoms of the early varieties of fruit and represent a most beautiful and inviting appearance and the prospects are bright for a full crop.
    Bert Case, who has been engaged in the livery and feed business for the past four years in Roseburg, has disposed of his business and is at present stopping with his mother, Mrs. Case, of this place, while he seeks another location. He informs us that he will visit California with a view of locating there.
    John Jones, the Republican candidate for constable in the Table Rock district, will soon begin a canvass. Mr. Jones is well and favorably known to the voters of this district and is a wide awake young man and will make a good officer, and we predict a rousing majority for him in the coming election.
Medford Mail, April 25, 1902, page 5

Central Point Items.
    Ira Love, of Spikenard, was in town Wednesday.
    J. W. Warner, of Trail, was in after school books Tuesday.
    Miss Cora York, of Applegate, is visiting relatives here this week.
    Allen Strickland, of Tolo, is furnishing this market with fish.
    Rev. E. B. Lockhart will preach in the M.E. Church here Sunday.
    Dr. Hinkle, who has been very ill for the past three weeks, is still very low.
    Mr. and Mrs. John McDonough, of Klamath County, are visiting in this section.
    J. W. Hicks and family left for Marysville, Calif., the first of the week, to spend the summer.
    W. S. Eachus will leave for Coles, Calif., this week to do carpenter work for the Hilt Sugar Pine Company.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. W. McClendon, of Gold Hill, spent the week here helping take care of the late Ira Perry.
    Jas. Ringer, who has been doing several jobs of paper hanging and painting, left for Eagle Point on Wednesday.
    Warren Mee, of the Hilt Sugar Pine Co., came over this week and moved his family to Coles, Calif., where they will reside.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cary, of Gold Hill, with their adopted daughter, Miss Cassie Perry, were here the first of the week, at the bedside of Ira Perry, during his sickness and death.
    A. C. Parker and family, accompanied by Mrs. P.'s sister, Miss Lizzie McDowell, took Monday's train for the East. Mr. Parker will stop off in Colorado to look for a location and the ladies will journey on to Illinois and visit relatives in the meantime. Their many friends here wish them health and prosperity wherever they go.
    Ira Walter Perry, adopted son of Mrs. Arthur Wilson, died at the family home April 28th with diphtheritic membranous croup, after only a few days' illness, aged twelve years, seven months and four days. This is a very sad bereavement to Mrs. Wilson, who lost her husband by blood poisoning just two weeks ago, and now this is doubly hard to bear. Ira will be greatly missed by his teacher and schoolmates whom he associated with every day as well as by the near relatives. He asked to be let look at his teacher and schoolmates go by from school only a few minutes before he died. Mrs. Wilson and his sisters have the sympathy of their many friends in this their sad hour of affliction.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 3

Evans Creek Items.
    Spring seems to be here at last.
    Peter Denee was visiting in Woodville Sunday.
    Evans Creek is flooded with eastern land buyers this week.
    Wm. R. Patten was in Grants Pass upon business last week.
    Frank Meyers has been on the sick list but is much better now.
    We once more see the banks of Evans Creek lined with fishermen.
    Ed Thompson, the Wimer merchant, was in Grants Pass last week.
    We are glad to say that Mrs. Stimmet is recovering from a several months illness.
    There has been some clear frosty nights during the past week which has injured some of the early fruit.
    Miss Iva Purdin, the Pleasant Creek school teacher, was visiting Medford friends Saturday and Sunday.
    D. Means, of Wimer, will leave for Grants Pass next week where he will haul lumber for the S.P.D. and L. Co.
    Messrs. Janson & Dearmor were in this vicinity last week looking up a location for a saw mill which they expect to operate here this summer.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 5

By Spectator.

    Sheriff Orme was here Wednesday on official business.
    Capt. Leavenworth received a carload of machinery for the new quartz mill on the Nellie Wright Mine, in the Blackwell district, two miles southeast of here.
    W. E. Kellogg, chairman of the Republican County Central Committee was at Ashland and the south end of the county for several days during the week on political business.
    The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs celebrated the anniversary of Odd Fellowship Saturday evening, at this place by rendering a well arranged program to a large number of invited guests, who later retired to the banquet hall and enjoyed a sumptuous feast. Among the toast makers were Hon. W. A. Carter, J. L. Hammersley and Prof. J. Percy Wells.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page  3

    The Misses Lea and Osa Middlebusher, of Eagle Point, were the guests of Miss Mollie Nichols last week.
    The late frost did practically no damage, but the cool weather of the last week has somewhat hindered all growth.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent left for Grants Pass Tuesday for a week or ten days' visit with friends and relatives.
    E. H. Davis left Tuesday to go to Crescent City to be gone some little time as he is interested in mining property there.
    Corn planting has gone merrily on and is nearing completion in these parts, all ready for the warm rays of the May sun.
    Miss Myrtle Porter spent Saturday and Sunday with the home folks, returning to her school near Beagle Sunday evening.
    The fishermen report the finny beauties not so plentiful as usual at this time of the year, but the quality very fine, which latter we can testify to.
    C. A. Dickison and family visited Medford Sunday and Monday. Verne Pendleton returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Gunn, near Phoenix, Monday, and most every family here were represented in one or more of the valley towns during the week.
    Mrs. Reeves, of San Francisco, came Sunday for a visit with her brothers, the Messrs. Frank, Chas., and Albert Morine, and her daughter who has been visiting in Sams Valley for some time. There are rumors in the air the verification of which will come through the county clerk's office.
    When Richard Jennings went to Medford on Tuesday he found his horse in the livery stable there, Mr. Ashpole having brought her in. There were some inaccuracies in the mode of her escape as furnished us last week, but Rich has his horse and is content and will hereafter keep an eye on her when he turns her out for a green bite while he works.
    In R. B. Porter's young orchard can be seen a number of three year old apple trees in full bloom. One tree near the road, set to fill space in the old orchard, has the largest blooms we have ever seen and creates remarks from many of the passers by. One little boy exclaimed, "Oh, Papa, see that tiny baby tree all covered with flowers."  Yes! Baby trees in bloom!  What section of the country can show more precocious trees?
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 3

Central Point Items.
    R. A. Clark of Sams Valley was in after supplies Wednesday.
    Sheriff Orme passed through here Wednesday en route to Eagle Point.
    Dr. and Mrs. J. Hinkle are both very ill at the family home in this city.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Thompson made a business trip to Medford Wednesday.
    I. J. Carson left for the Fish Lake Ditch last week to secure employment for the summer.
    Mrs. S. McClendon, of Gold Hill, is spending the week here with her mother, Mrs. A. Wilson.
    Fred Peninger is offering his household goods for sale, as he will leave soon for Idaho, to locate.
    Rev. Lockhart, nominee for representative on the prohibition ticket, went to Ashland Monday.
    J. E. Ross, who has been suffering with inflammatory rheumatism for some time, is able to be about again.
    W. S. Eachus left Monday for Coles, Calif., where he goes to do carpenter work for the Hilt Sugar Pine Co.
    Mrs. Wm. Hoagland and Mrs. Chas. Hoagland, of Bonanza, who have been visiting relatives here for some time, returned home Tuesday.       
    Jos. Boswell, who has been in Callahans, Calif., for the past several months, arrived home the first of the week.
    There seems to be a false rumor going through the country that our town is having an epidemic of diphtheria, which is not true in the least part. There has only been one case here that any physician could call diphtheria, and that was the case of the late Ira Perry, and he was a child that had always been subject to membranous croup and when he took the two diseases together it was too much for his constitution. Your correspondent has inquired particularly and cannot find even one case of sore throat in town.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 3

Evans Creek Items.
    The muddy roads are drying fast.
    Mrs. Williams was in Wimer last Thursday.
    Alva Scott has been quite ill the past few days.
    Viola Meyers was on the sick list last week.
    Ed. Thompson went to Woodville Saturday on business.
    Anna Pitman visited the Evans Creek school last Friday.
    Miss Ella Owings was the guest of Ruby Bedford last Thursday.
    The Evans Creek sawmill commenced sawing Monday with a full crew.
    Peter Denee left last week for Grants Pass, where he will haul lumber for the S.P.D. & L. Co.
    Prospects are good for a big apple crop in Southern Oregon this year. It is estimated by fruit growers that there will be fully 90 percent of a crop.
    Henry Lawes received the sad news last week of the death of his son, Artie, who resides in the East. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.
    The dance given by J. Neathammer, near Wimer, last Thursday night was well attended. Music was furnished by Messrs. Meagley and Shirley. At 11:30 p.m. refreshments were served and at a late hour the guests departed and all report a good time.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 5

    Wm. Godfrey was trading in Central Point Saturday.
    Miss Clara Richardson has returned to the Medford Academy.
    Mrs. S. H. Glass and son, Elbert, were trading in Medford, Monday.
    Thos. Bailey has begun spring road work on the grade around the Upper Table Rock.
    Dr. Jones, of Medford, attended Theo. Glass again on Friday. He is improving slowly.
    Wm. Stacy and family, of Medford, are visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.
    Rev. Holcroft, of Medford, will preach at the New Hope Church on the second Sunday in May.
    Dickison & Son, of Table Rock, are in our midst purchasing cattle, which they report are quite scarce.
    J. B. Welch, the pioneer lumber manufacturer of Meadows, has begun his annual lumber delivery to Central Point.
    F. C. Pomeroy, one of the enterprising citizens of the Meadows, passed through Monday en route home from Medford.
    Miss Boone, the Antioch school teacher, visited home folks near Medford Saturday and Sunday. Miss Pearl Bass accompanied her.
    Corn planting and summer fallowing are about completed and the faithful old work horse is again given his freedom to recuperate on the excellent range and bask in the warm sunshine.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 3

[Received too late for last week.]
    Mrs. Dennis Dugan is seriously ill.
    The annual wood hauling has begun.
    Lester Rodgers has returned from the Fish Lake Ditch.
    All the sick in our immediate vicinity are convalescent.
    We had a heavy frost on the night of the 26th but no damage was done.
    The Misses Houston, of Trail, are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Houston, of Beagle.
    Mrs. J. G. Martin and her son, Carl, have arrived safely at their destination, Deep Creek, Wash.
    Fred Inlow, who has been stopping with his uncle, Will Davis, has returned to Pokegama to resume work.
    Sanford Richardson and his sister went to Medford Saturday and the Rev. Holcroft returned home with them.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Houston have returned home, to Long Branch, their little daughter, Ida, being sufficiently able to travel.
    A practice game of baseball was played at Moonville Sunday, between the Gold Hill and Sams Valley nines. Gold Hill was victorious.
    Owing to so much sickness in the neighborhood, Rev. Holcroft was not greeted with a very large audience at his 11 o'clock sermon. He preached again at 7:30 and proved himself to be a very earnest and interesting speaker.
Medford Mail, May 9, 1902, page 5

By Sine Die.

    Miss Ada Swinden spent Sunday as the guest of Miss Nina Householder.
    Elmer Higinbotham and family spent Saturday in Medford visiting relatives.
    Mrs. Nutt and Mrs. Percy Knotts were visitors at the school house last Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Nutt were transacting business on Sardine Creek last Sunday.
    John Winders left last week for Portland at which place he will remain during the summer.
    Mrs. Reed, of Grants Pass, is at present the guest of Mrs. Flora Chandler, of the Braden mine.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nichols, of Table Rock, spent Sunday here as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols.
    Our efficient road supervisor, J. Householder, is doing some good work on the roads which makes a much needed improvement.
    Robert Swinden is engaged in prospecting in the Blackwell hills, also Elmer Higinbotham is prospecting on Kanes Creek, both with satisfactory results.
Medford Mail, May 2, 1902, page 5

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