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JACKSONVILLE. JACKSON COUNTY. OREG )N, JUNE 26. 1920
NEWS OF THE WEEK
WHAT OUR NEIGH
IN TABLET FORM.
BORS ARE DOING
TRUE TALES OF PIONEERS
C. C. Beekman One of Southern Oregtn’a Most Respected Pion
eers. Fin incier and Man of Marked Business Ability. Handled
The county jail w is th » scene of <• n-
Millions in Gald as Banker and Express Messenger.
The schools in Omaha were forced
Mrs. A. C. Howlett Wednesday after- to close because of the excessive heat. siderable excitem »nt Tues lay m or-ing
The temperature had reached M de- when it win discover.-1 that J. P.
No history of the pion-ers of Jack Beekman amassed a fortun •, not l y
Mrs. J. H. Gay of Central Point and grees each day fur over n week Ono Lundgren, for a snort time an inmate
sonville and the Rogue River Valley mist i ly conduct, nor by oppressing the
of that institution, ha I sometime dur-
son Louis Gay and wife of Seattle
poir; not by taking advantage of the
The old Ashland Hotel building on were visitors in Eagle Point Sunday. ported.
' ing the night or early in the morning “which derived its name from the iieicsriiies of I.is fellow men, but by
North Main street wassold to Harrison
Mrs. J. H, Devaney and children left
strict ob ervnnce to business principals
Bros., ar.d E. H. Pierce of the local for Midville, Idaho, Friday, to join Mr. sirables and anarchists, were deported j mg throat, face, wrists -nd ankles complete without reference to theearlv and a curt I ul management of bis own
Ford agency and will be converted into Devaney who preceded them to their on vessels leaving the port of New with a safetv razor blade. Lundgren career oi the late C. C. Beekman, pom affairs As a financier and a man of
a moder ng ar age.
York Saturday. Another large numb» » was found lying in his cell when jailor
I new home.
ubili'.y, lie was the peer of any man in
Aleca Norris made his rounds Tuesday i express rider, b isiness man an I b inker Southern Oregon. To prove this, if
J. R. Lrity, well known freight con i Mr. and Mrs. George Singwald of 1 will be deported this week.
ductor who was painfully injured when ! Oakland, Calif., are visiting at the j A large octopus was caught at a
proof is necessary, we call attention of
he fell from a car at Weed, was taken ' home of the latter's parents, Mr. and1 dock in Newport, Oregon, b/ a man immediately summoned »nd rendered endurance in a m irked degree Ii • was our rea lets to the facts that Mr. Beek
to the S. P. hospital at San Francisco, i Mrs. David Cincade.
who was fishing. The devil fish meas first aid and the would be suicide was peculiarly weft fit te I to grapple with man was repeatedly elected one of the
rushed to the S icred Heart hospital the hardships a il problems of early trustees < f Jacksonville, and for sever
accompanied by his wife.
six feet in diameter.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stanley of)
McNair BroB., druggists, who are ' Butte Falls and Carl Stanley of Lake j An ordinance was passed by the for treatment. While his condition is days and from the time when as ex-' al terms h_i i me honor ible position ot
now in their new location near the Creek were business visitors in Eagle Seattle, Wash., city council to increase considered serious, it is believed that press rider he made his lonely and mayor, lie also held the office of
he will recover.
dangerous trips over the Siskiyou school director for many years, and it
post office,-have installed a free phone Point last week.
car fares to ten cents for single trips.
Lundgren, who is partially insane mountains carrying letters and papers was mainly through his business tact
for the convenience of the public.
Fuel shortage in New England is due to skull pressure on the brain caus arfd hundreds of thousands of dollars
Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Stoddard and
The Society Cabaret, which will be children, who have been living near acute. The interstate commerce com ed by an injury received in an accident, worth of gold dust, always traveling at and bis love for educational advance
given July,2nd under the auspices of Los Angeles, stopped here on their | mission has ordered all rail roads to was found wandering about near Ash night co lessen the chances of molesta ment that Inis placed the standard of
education for the young in Jacksonville
First company, will conduct a confetti way to Butte Fails.
give cars of coal the right-of-way.
land by the chief of police of that city tion by hostile Indians and bad white on a plane that would do credit to a
dance as the grand finale of the anter-
Mrs. H. M. Daniels and son and 1 A new process of making paper pulp last week and brought to the county men, he was ever among the foremost i larger town. The year 1878 was mem
daughter, Horace and Margaret, are from cotton fiber has been developed jail to be held while search was being in advancing the development of the orable to him, ton without the slight-
Prof. Larimore, noted Chautauqua i enjoying a visit at the home of George and manufacture will be started soon. made for his brother who had evident country in which we live An oil
i est effort on his part, he was selected
favorite here, will go to San Francisco, ' Givens,
Four wholesale grocery houses in ly been taking care Of him- The Ash history of Sou* hern Oregon contains by the republican party from among
where he will be prominently engaged J
W. C. Johnson, one of the firm of Arkansas have been indicted, charging land officer assured jailor Norris that the following personal mention of Mr. his compeers and placed in nomination
n Y. M. C. A. work.
he had searched Lundgren and found Beekm an:
; Johnson Bros., who purchased the profiteering in sugar.
for governor of Oregon. This was a
The bronze memorial tablet, given i Haley place, was a business caller in
“He was born in New York city,.)an closely contested and hard fought
Experiments are being carried on in nothing but a considerable sum of
by the American Legion as a memorial I Eagle Point last Thursday.
Vancouver, B. C., towards building of money, consequently no rigid | uary 27, 182«. He received his educa- battle. Mr. Beekman’s popularity was
to the boys who died in the late war, J
houses from marble dust and saw dust search was male when he arrive ! here cation in the public schools, an I while so gre it that he was supported not
has been sunk in a large boulder in:
ind a house will be erected of this m,- and he must have had the razor blade ¡yet in his minority learned the carpen- only b.v republicans, but by a large
IZthia Airk and the unveiling exer
’s trade. In the year 185) he sailed number of democrats in Southern Ore
eriai. It is claimed that it can be in his possession ever since he had been iter
ciser will be held on July 4th.
| from New York, coming via. the isth gon. He was defeated bv his democrat
erected at a cost of six cents a foot.
Lundgren is a tine appearing man of mus of Panama, and arrived in San
“ ~ opponent, (lov. W. W. Thayer, by
Engineer, E. H. Bush and family
L-eutenant G. M. Crawford, an
55 years of age. well educated , Francisco in the fall of that ve ir. He forty-nine votes.”
went to Portland the first of tbe week,
American aviator, succeeded ii sinking
to look after their ranch interests in Schmitt, who died st the home of her a bolshevik troop ship in the Dniepei ind evidently possessed of consider- wen' to Sawyer’s Bar, where lie was
During later vears Beekman’s Bank
engaged as a miner; thence to Yreka ing House, unique among i stituti >ns
that viainity and attend the Shriner’s daughter, Mrs. B. E. Haney, in Med river. The American flew low ano ible means.
ford, June 13, were held at Jacksonville ewept the ship’s deck with his ma
working at his trade, after which we of its kind, was esteemed a sort of
find him at Scott’s Bar, mining; re-| Mecca by tourists,and until the ti ne of
The Union Meat Market near tbe de
chine gun till it caught Are and sank.
Juring the next two months an exten turning to Yrexii, where, in 1853, he Mr. Beekman's death and subsequent
pot has been taken over by William Rev. Wm. B. Hamilton officiating.
Two hundred pigeons took the air sive tax drive for the collecti in of de
Mrs. Schmit* was 72 years, 10 months
entered the employ of Cram, Rogers
Hibbs, who formerly cuodocted the
closing of the bank no tour of southern
Saturday in the annual 500 mile race, linquent sales and other miscellaneous
Co., as express messenger between Oregon was considered complete unless
axes, such as the so-called luxury tax, that pl ice, Jacksonville and Crescent
death and was born at Burlington,
The creamery and several stores Iowa. When 13 years old she crossed Pigeon Racing Club. It was expected the soft drink tax, the admission tax City. He was often obliged to cross . it ineluJed a trip to Jacksonville to
visit tiie o'd building and view the
huve been broken into by local boys. the plains with her parents, reaching that the winner would reach the goal the manufacture’s tax, the tax on
the Siskiyou mountains under cover of superb collection of nuggets it contain-
Several have lieen arrested and fined Jacksonville with them in
jewelry and works of art, and the tax darkness on account of hostile Indians.
and one or two are facing jail sentences. where the family made their home. In
Fifteen thousand tons of wheat des ■on toilet articles and proprietary medi He retained this position until the fail | ed.
As a proof of the confidence reposed
Lieutenant W. W. Ussher, of the 1868 she married Adam Schmitt and tined for England have been diverted cines. Reports of laxity on the part of ure of Adams & Co. in 1856, which car
N<WV, who has been assigned to the ooth lived to celebrate their golden to Germany to forestall the serious dealers and other persons responsible ried down with it the house of Cram, I ia Mr. Beekman’s integrity by his fel
Bremerton Navy yard for some time, wedding August 14, 1913. They were shortage there.
tor the re»urn and collectien of these Rogers & Co. He then commenced low pioneers, it might be said that
will return to Ashland with his family best known to pur resident« as Papa
Two hundred armed Koreans, were taxes have reached the Bureau of In carrying express on liis own account ' when his banking house was closed a
number of deposits, consisting prin
to spend his vacation. Lieut. U BBher and Mama Schmitt and numbered a defeated when they attempted to cross ternal Revenue from many sources,
resuming his perilous trips across tbe
of gold dust and ready in >ney,
was formerly manager of the local nost of friends in this vicinity. For the frontier into China.
Information from the Sales Tax Unit mountains until a stage road was built
i was found which dated back almost io
some years Mr. and Mrs. Schmitt con
One man was killed and others in
Hillah Temple held a special Shrine ducted a hotel iiere, afterwards resid jured in a run away freight wreck, .n that many dealers in soft drinks and Stage Company put on the route. In the beginning of his career as a Im-ik-
session last Friday evening, to qualify ing on Fourth street until Mr. Schmitt’s which 48 cars were derailed and de ice cream either are keeping no record 1863, when Wells, Fargo & Co com er. Early miners, desiring a place of
several candidates for the Portland leath a few years ago, since which stroyed by lire near Ellensburg, Wash. of the amount of tax collections from pleted their over.and connections with safe-keeping for their surplus cash,
had placed it in Mr. Beekman’s han s
doings this week.
lime Mrs. Schmitt has made her home
A special grand jury was called for such sales, or that the record is incor Portland, they tendered Mr. Beekman and promptly forgotten it. Much i iffi-
A series of band concerts have been
an inquiry into the lynching fray at
Mrs. Schmitt was a member of the Duluth, Minn., m which a mob of 5000
It is the intention to conduct as accepted and retained with credit and culty was encountered in finding right
arranged on a aemi-weekly basis be
ful owners or heirs to this wealth.
tween Ashland and Medford. The city Degree of Honor, A. O. U. W., and persons hanged 3 negroes suspected of thorough and as effective a campaign ability. During his term of service as
Mr. Beekman’s family; Mrs. Beek
as possible in such a way as to bring to i express messenger on bis own and
authorities will assume two-thirds of
an attack on a young white girl.
formerly Miss Julia Hoffman, a
justice willful violators, and cause no ! other’s account, he handled millions of
the expense and the Commercial Club Pocahontas Lodge. She leaves to mourn
The fossil of a prehistoric whale has embarassment to merchants and busi- , dollars, and, in fact, more than any member of a pioneer family, Mirs
Club oo<». tfciid.
Carrie Beekman ami B. B. Beekman,
been found on the Oregon coast, near
The Pompadour Mineral Springs Co., of Medtord, Ore., and one son, Julius Newport, by Dr, Earl Packard, pro ness men who honestly try to comply j other man in Southern Oregon; ai d his i now make their ho ne in Portland.
of this city is bottling mineral water
fessor of geology in the Univeisity of
[ erB is a sufficient guarantee of his an-,
for export. Harry Silver is manager Mrs. T. J. Kinney of Medford, Oregon, Oregon.
All work done ir. 1920 spot cash at swerving honesty and integrity. In-
As a business l> > »-ter try an a<l in
Three United Stales destroyers left W. R. Sparks’.
and two brothers, William Ulrich of
¡vesting his earnings judiciouri/,
th; I ost.
The local Standard Oil service station Sledford, Ore«”on, and Chris Ulrich of Constantinople, where they have been
is in successful operation under M. I, ibis city.
on duty, for New York last week. Six
Patton, who has been living .in Rose
warships will remain in the harbor.
burg for a number of years.
u The death of Mrs. Margaret Anne
Thomas H. Simpson, one of Ashland’s i Matney at her farm home near Ruch
popular business men, has been ap Sunday morning, June 20th, marked Jacksonville Gold
pointed county Commissioner to fill the the passing of another Oregon pioneer.
vacancy caused by the death of George Mrs Matney was borti at St, Joe, Mo.,
March 24, 1845, and at the age of nine
The Spokane Spokesman-Review has
crossed the plains with her par
Lynn D. Mow at returned Friday
the following to say of one of our
from Portland., He will begin work
with tbe American City Bureau hter resided at Eugene, Oregon, until 1862,
“Recent development work on agold-
in tbe Bummer.
and with him settled in the Applegate beariug ledge, which has been known
Captain W®. M. Briggs and officers valley, where they were among the for a long time to carry gold values,
of First Company left last Monday for first pioneers. Mrs. Matney was highly uncovered rich pay shoots of free mill
Camp Lewis, to attend a preliminary respected and esteemed by a wide ing ore. The r.ew find is south of Gold
camp of instruction and arrange for circle of friends and her loss will be Hill and west of Jacksonville, the most
the annual encampment of the company severely felt. She is survived by 12 accessible point to shipping. It is own-
to be held at Camp Lewis in July.
living children, 26 grandchildren and 6 bv F. E. Haves, M. G. Womack and
great grandchildren. The living child Allen Brackenreed of Medford. It is
ren are: Jefferson Matney of Klamath reporte 1 that George Kerns and A. H.
Falls, Ore., Frank Matney of Burns, Gunnell of Grants Pass have taken a
Ore., John Matney and Will Matney of 60-day option on the property in behalf
Ruch, Ore., George Matney of Murphy, of E. L. Eskridge, an Alaskan mine
Mrs. W. S. Baker, who ha3 been a Oregon, Isaac Matney, Mrs. Harry operator, now located at Grants Pass.
patient in a Medford hospital for some Lofland and Miss Nina Matney of Med The lessees will spend considerable
time, was brought to Eagle Point ford, Mrs. Charles Hamilton and Mrs. money on the deposit in opening it up.
The vein lies east and parallel with
Wm. Coppie of Ruch, Oregon, Mrs,
the old producing Opp mine, and since
John Allen and aon, Walter, spent Arthur Lewis of Grants Pass, Oregon,
its recent survey seems to be the source
some time in town Friday. Mr. Allen and Margaret Matney of Medford, Ore
of the placer gold in Jackson creek and
ia a well know stockman of Derby.
Funeral services and interrment, at anti the site of Jacksonville, where gold
Mrs. W. W. Holt and daughters have tended by many friends from different was first uncovered in 1851,”
gone to Berkeley, Calif., where they parts of the county, were held at Log
This claim is one of the earlv
will visit Mrs. Holt's mother, Mrs. town Wednesday, Rev. Bray of li ed- prospects and has been known to
Perdue, for the summer.
people for years. John Renault,
Geo. Klingle of Lake Creek left
who worked the claim some year ago,
Saturday by auto for various points in
reports having found a few pieces of
Quiet School Election
California, where be intends to spend
ore near the mouth of the old tunnel,
evidently left then- by some pioneer
O reif on
Very little interest was manifested prospector, which when crushed yield-
County Judge Gardner, accompanied in the annual school meeting held in
by county commissioners James Owens this city Monday afternoon and but ed $ 18.110 in free gold.
and T. H. Simpson passed thru here few of our citizens exercised their
Thursday on their way to Butte Falls. right to vote. The meeting was called
To Collect Sales Taxes
They were looking for a place to in for the purpose of electing one school i
stall the rock crusher which will pre director for a term of three vears and
pare the rock to be used on the road a clerk for a term of one year. Geo.
The following statement is issued by
between Reese crack and Butte Falls.
Launspatch was re-elected to til) the . Collector of Internal Revenue, Milton
Mrs. Argeloe Green of Loa Angeles former office and Rev. Albert H. Gam-! A. Miller:
and sister, Mrs. Floyd Pierce, visited mons was re-elected clerk.
j “In this, as in every other section of
We have a few pair
of Men’s First Quality
selling tor$i.50 p