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varied resources. The town is built on
and new local service lines are con
A deal was closed yesterday whereby
stantly reaching out into new territory. the ownership o f the Central Point
the banks of Little Butte cr. ek, a fine
J. H. Carlton made a business trip to
mountain stream which furnishes an
interest to all who need power or light, townsite was transferred by Ben Beall
excellent water power, some o f which
and his mother, Mrs. Ann Beall, to J.
in this issue of the H erald .
Mr. and Mrs, W. C. Daily, o f Lake
E. Lancaster and S. A. Pattison, Tha
creek, were doing business in the val has already been developed and is being
utilized in the operation of a fine flour
property comprises nearly 100 desirable
ley the first o f the week.,.
ing mill. The surrounding country is
business and residence lots all of which
T. C. Charley and wife were in Eagle
are now on the market. Persons de
Point from their ranch last Sunday.
C hristian C hurch .
siring to secure property should call on
The Eagle Point brass band gave an growing and farming industries, and
E. A. La Dow, pastor. Preaching
open air concert last Sunday whic was with such backing the town is sure to
' service at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Sun- Messrs Lancaster & Pattison at the
much enjoyed by the large Drowd that become one of the most important bus
| day school, 10 a. m. Ladies Aid So H erald office for prices, terms and
turned out to hear the music. The boys iness locations in this section o f the
ciety meets regularly every Wednesday other information.
t / 4 | i r iy
n r m i t i c i ll play well for the short time thez have valley. The section is famous as an
afternoon at 3 p. m. at the home of
its members. Choi
hoir practice every Fri-
onion producing belt, the soil being par
W. W. Glasgow, who recently pur
G. H. Wamsley and son Claude are ticularly suited to that vegetable, and
chased a fine ranch west of town is
making some substantial improvements
M ethodist E piscopal .
in the Eagle Point hotel and the new almost fabulous sums have been re
Geo. L. Burbank, pastor. Sunday having the dwelling remodeled and im
proprietors say they are’ bound to please alized from this crop. The business
While it is true that Central Point school every Sunday at 10 a. m. proved. S. H. Murray and Eli Jones
Located as it is in the heart of the the public cost Mhat it may.
men are up-to-date and progressive and possesses many advantages and oppor Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. are doing the carpenter work.
best section o f the famous Rogue river
C. Gunn and Theo. Pendleton will fin show their appreciation o f a newspaper tunities that other sections of the earth and every other Sunday at 7:30 p. m.
valley, Central Point offers to home- ish the work at the head of the Butte in their nearest railroad town that is are not blessed with, it is also true that Preaching at Gold Hill on alternate
Sunday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday
G. M. Bogart was in the city Mon-
aeekers and investors many advantages Creek irrigating ditch this week. A established to work for the interests of there are still a few things the commu school every Sunday at 7 p. m. A cor
and inducements which other less
this entire section by giving the HER nity needs in order to make it ideal dial invitation is extended to all.
The Eangl Point band will give a ball ALD a liberal support. Advertisements
favored communities do not possess.
Tuesday evening, May 1st and expect a
J. C. Dickerson, of Portland, super-
The valley o f the Rogue may be best large .attendance. The supper will be o f Geo. Brown & Sons, J. H. Carlton, business to the best advantage as
Bring Settlers to Medford
| intendent o f the National Mastic Roof-
described as the Garden Spot of the e gjven
g^ven gt the Eagle Point hotel by Scud H. Watkins, E. E. Scudder and Dr. measured by modern progressive meth
M edford , Or., April 11.-E dw ard j ing company, manufacturers o f as-
golden, glorious west. In climatic con- - ! der & Leftis ami it will be first-class. Wm. P. Holt appear in this issue.
ods. The H erald has something to
Andrews who went to the Dakotas re-
ditions and fertility o f the soil it stands
A light and power line is now being saj in this issue regarding the multi' I cently to secure settlers for the Rogue phaltum and gravel roofing, building
Thos. E. Nichols, Jay Grover and J.
without a rival on the continent, and in F. Brown were elected delegates to rep projected to Eagle Point from the Con fold advantages already counted among \ river valley arrived from the east last papers and roof paints, was in the city
the production of fine fruits it cannot resent Eagle Point at the Ashland con dor Water and Power company’s plant the county’s assets and it feels that it night with the first installment o f his during the past week. He expressed
vention of the Rogue River Develop
Party' There from
in the of
all himself as’ being much surprised at the
be excelled. The scenery is at once ment League which meets next Friday. and it is only a question o f a short time would
tne I bomeseekers,
beautiful and grand. The valley levels,
when a railroad from some nearby thmgs we need while saying so much j kato and Crystal Springs, Minn., and growth of Central Point during the
Mrs. A. Green and son Austin arrived
dotted with groves o f oak and pine, from San Francisco last Monday. She point on the Southern Pacific will ‘ be j about the things we have. The follow- Mitchell, South Dakota. Six of the past year and is greatly impressed by
ing list may be incomplete but it i s ! party arrived yesterday and eight or I the country’s possibilities. Mr. Dicker-
with fields o f growing grains and says that the papers have not not told built into the town.
o f the same company _will come j son has appointed C. B. Rostel agent
grasses, with orchards rich in bloom half of the horrors and suffering of that
The town has a fine brass band and comforting to every citizen o f Central ten
from* the south' tomorrow Th
and blossom, with happy, ¡prosperous stricken city.
the Snowy Butte development league Point to believe that every need of j try looks good to° them° and theyC°will j f"o r t^le comPany at this place,
Our public school will close next Fri was organized last Sunday with a good them may be satisfied within a com- locate here.
homes, presents a picture not soon to
be forgotten, and with its sheltering day with an entertainment. The teach membership. Jay Grover is president paratively short space of time if the
Every person receiving a copy o f this
ers, Prof. Woods and Mrs. Cook have and J. F. Brown is secretary of the new
frame of rugged mountain ranges with given general satisfaction.
people of the town and community will
issue of the H erald who is not already
Odd Fellows, Attention!
organization.. The league will cooperate
the | atria’vlial hi 1 1" old Mount Pitt
as one man and “ go after” what
a subscriber, is requested to consider
with the Rogue River Valley league.
A meeting of Odd Fehows will be held !
towering in s
ndeur in the east-
they want. We need :
at Central Point, Saturday evening, j this an invitation to subscribe. The pa
ward, over a
net strange that
April 28th when steps will be taken to 1 per is established to help advance tha
organize a lodge in this city. All mem- i interests o f this section of the Rogue
native w n-
A water works.
as visiting tourists
bers of the order are earnestly request- i river valley and in this work it wishes
Monroe Brown, accompanied by his
have turn:- i
e Italy o f the western
ed to be present.
C. S. Emry,
sister, Miss Lulu, were in Central Point
to cooperate with YOU. We can all
A. P. Gillett,
One of the modem improvements j
j one day last week.
The fruit industry is rapidly becom
help each other.
Kinzy D. Jones, who has been on the
A packing house big enough to handle
ing the leading one o f the valley, the
sick list for a few days, is greatly im farming community is the rural tele- i
fame o f the Rogue river apple having proved.
phone, by which the country home is every pig raised in the valley.
An electric railway extending from
traveled all over the civilized world.
We are having beautiful spring placed in direct communication with Central Point northeast to Crater lake
London, England, has become one of
weather in our section and spring plow the larger centers of population. By
the principal markets for our apples ing is in full blast.
its aid the farmer, orchardist or stock ] and southwest to the Blue Ledge mines.
Lumbering plants to handle the out
stnd choice fruit for that market is said
Miss E. Richardson, who has been man is placed in as close touch with put o f the sugar pine belt.
to net the grower from $3.00 to $4.00
spending a few weeks
A modem tourist hotel to accommo
per box. Pears are also a favorite crop now at home.
in the cities or larger towns. He is
date the summer tourist travel which a
and the crop of one grower last season
Grandpa and Grandma Houston, for
railroad to Crater lake will attract from
netted him $7.00 per box on board cars
mer postmasters of Beagle, are making quotations and is thereby enabled to
at Medford. Peaches, cherries and all relatives and friends here a visit.
sell his products to the t\pst advantage all parts of the country.
F he thousand or 10,000 more people
1 the small fruits are very prolific and
Mr. and Mrs. W. Chatman and fam- without being obliged to expend the in the town and adjacent country.
attain a size and flavor second to those
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. time and money which a trip to town
Nearby mining properties, now prom
o f no other section o f country.
ordinarily involves. In cases o f serious
prospects, developed and placed
In the farming line alfalfa is a staple
Clarence E. Wilhite was in Medford illness or accidents its value can hardly ori a tiroducing and paying basis.
producing three crops without irriga
be reckoned in dollars and cents and as
one day'last week.
An electric car line connecting every
tion. Wheat, barley and rye were for-
a social feature calculated to relieve
T to yovrglmcn c f this p*>rt have or
i» .. in the Iw/guc liver valley lrom
Tr.erl,’ pro?. ! h -rops and would . til!
Grants’ Fass to Ashland with Central
be so considered were it not for the ganized a baseball team.
sections it is Worth its cost.
vastly more profitable pursuit Of fru it
Mr. and "Mrs. J. T. Williams were
The H erald has noted the fact that Point.
Thousands of acres more apple and j
growing. ‘Com produces well here, the shopping with Central Point merchants the rural telephone has not yet gained
conditions being better suited to that Saturday.
much o f a foothold in this vicinity, but
Hickory Wagons, Buggies and Farrti
Many manufacturing enterprises t o !
•cereal than in any other section o f the
if the conditions here are similar to
The New School House
those in most other sections o f Oregon utilize the splendid electric power al
Stock raising is another profitable in
and adjoining states it believes there ready developed and yet to be har
dustry in many sections and the quality
One of the best evidences o f the must be a good field here for such an nessed by the capital and enterprise of
o f Rogue river valley beef is away wave o f improvement which has com enterprise. Not being fully conversant the Condor Water and Power company.
The realization of all these projects
above that o f many sections of the menced to sweep over Central Point is with the situation, however, it would
west. There are many fine stock the action taken by tha people here re like to hear some expressions from is possible and well within the range of
ranches in the county and some o f cently in the matter o f providing the farmers, fruitmen and stockmen of this probabilities. All that is required is
CENTRAL POINT, OREGON
them are for sale at reasonable prices. city with a modem school building section of the valley and if there is a more people, more capital, a little ex
The mining industry in the range which the growth of the community desire on the part o f the people for tra effort, enterprise and push, and
west o f the valley is fast growing in has made necessary.
such an enterprise it will be glad to Central Point and the valley o f the
importance and many conservative min
At the recent election a measure was help in having such a service estab Rogue will soon be in the front
ing men who have investigated the con adopted by a heavy vote providing for lished. Drop the H erald a line or among progressive western communi-1
ditions are o f the opinion that in a few the issuance of bonds to the amount o f come in and tell the publishers [your ties.
years it will surpass, in the ¡production $12,000 for such a building and the pre views on the matter.
o f wealth, any other industry in this liminary steps toward floating the
section. While Central Point is in the bonds and getting the work under way
heart o f a fruit and farming belt, two are already well advanced.
A number of Central Point citizens
miles from the foothills, an hour’ s walk
Plans and specifications for the struc
will take the seeker after mining prop ture were asked for from a number of
At the last regular session o f the attended a meeting of representative j
ositions to a number of promising pros leading architects, and at a recent city council held on the 2nd inst. all people of the valley which was held at !
F. A . H A W K
pects where already sufficient develop meeting of the school board those sub members »e re present. Minutes of Medford last Friday evening for the
G en era l B la c k a m ith in g
ment work has been accomplished to mitted by A. Burgraff, o f Albany, were last regular meeting were read and ap purpose of forming a Boosters’ club,
the object of which will be to advance
show their value. The Opp mine, near accepted. The building will be a hand proved.
Repair work of all kinds.
Jacksonville and within six miles of some structure o f brick, two stories
The bill of the Condor Water & Pow- the material interests of the entire val
Horseshoeing and Wagonwork
Central Point has been proven a bo high, and will contain eight large school ea company for $6.60 was audited and ley o f the Rogue.
Cast Iron Brazing
were present from every part o f the
nanza and is working a large force of rooms, besides the necessary halls, allowed.
CENTRAL POINT, OR.
men, and many other prospects are cloak rooms, etc., and would be a credit
It being the first meeting o f the new valley and the meeting was enthusiastic
being developed which give promise of to many larger and more pretentious board. Chairman Jacobs proceeded to gnd harmonious. A temporary organi
being equally profitable.
cities than Central Point now is. It the appointment o f the following stand zation was effected with Dr. C. R. Ray,
manager of the Condor Power com
Central Point is a city o f homes as will be erected on the school block, just ing committees:
well as a growing business center. It north o f the present frame building,
Finance—Geo. Fox, H. Warner, W. pany, chairman, and M. F. Eggleson,
of Ashland, secretary. Another meet
has been signally favored by nature in which, being a comfortable and well pre C. Owen.
climate and location and people are served structure, will be allowed to re ' Streets— W. C. Owen, J. C. Wilson ing will be held at Ashland Friday
evening, April 27, when a permanent,
coming here almost daily from other main where it is, it being the general and Geo. Fox.
less favored localities to establish per opinion that all the space in both build
Sanitation—W'amer, Wilson and Fox. organization « ’ill be formed. The or
ganization will no doubt prove of great
manent homes. In intelligence and the ings will soon be required to accommo
Fire and Water—Wilson, Fox and
advantage to the valley and should
virtues which go to make up an ideal date the rapidly increasing number o f Owen.
have the hearty support and encourage
American citizenship its people rank pupils.
Ordinance—Owen, Warner and Fox.
ment of all citizens.
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles,
second to none. It ha3 excellent schools,
Central Point has just cause to be
Health—J. W. Jacobs, Owen and Fox.
prosperous churches and no municipal proud o f the past and present excel
Doors, Windows, Etc.
indebtedness. Its business houses are
all enjoying a growing trade and its lence o f her schools and her people methods for securing a city » ’ater sys
Yard on track near depot. Estimates furnished.
general conditions give much promise have shown the right spirit in deter tem were discussed but no definite ac
Let us figure on your lumber bill.
for the future.
mining to keep apace with the progress tion was taken and the matter was
of the times in taking steps to continue placed on the table until the next reg JOne’ o f the foremost agents in the
CENTRAL POINT, OREGON
and, if possible, improve on past ex ular meeting when it is probable some development of this section o f southern
cellence along that line.
measure will be adopted looking to the Oregon, is the plant of the Condor
The best inducement any community early construction o f this needed mu Water and Power company, at Gold
•¡- i - h - h - h - h - i - h - h - h ^- i - i - i - i - !• h >
Edward Andrews, « ’ho is widely can offer to the homeseeker o f the bet
Ray, on Rogue river, five miles below
known all over the country as a suc ter class is up-to-date educational in nicipal improvement.
cessful manager o f high grade theatri stitutions, and Central Point, at the
A representative of the H erald call-
cal tietipes but who some time ago ac beginning o f the next school year, can
there the other day and was shown
quired extensive realty interests in this with perfect candor say to all comers:
over the plant by the courteous general
valley and is now making his home "W e have to offer you soil, climate and
manager, Dr. C. R. Ray. Everything
here, has been in the east for some opportunities unexcelled and school fa
J. R. Cook, o f Eagle Point, left at connected with the plant is constructed
time securing settlers for the Rogue cilities of the very best.”
this office the other day the first shin in the most substantial manner on a
Manufacturers of all classes of
natural foundation of solid granite and
river valley and returned from the Da
gle made in the Butte Falls mills. It no expense has been spared in making
M a r b le a n d G r a n ite
kotas Tuesday with a carload o f pros
is a fine sample o f yellow pine and Mr. every point as nearly indestructible as
pective settlers. Most o f these are
A Promising Town
or will manufa-
Cook says there is material in that sec human ingenuity can devise or human
C e m e te ry W o r k
from South Dakota and are o f the best
cure from privat«
One o f the most promising little tion for making untold millions more skill can execute.
About 13.00 horse power will have
class o f farmer citizens. Rigs were
like it. The Butte Falls plant is located been developed when the plant ia com
secured at Medford Wednaadhy after
Our Granite Quarries, near Central Point, are
noon and the party was given a drive Eagle Point, 11 miles east from Cen in the heart o f as fine a body o f timber plete. Six thousand horse power has
the finest on the Coast. Electric polishing
through the valley, V /mint as far tral Uoint. A representative o f this as may be found in the west, only 28 already been developed and 3000 ad
machines in our local factory. Iron fencing.
north as Central Point. The -visitors paper called there the other day and miles from Central Point. When com ditional will be harnessed during the
were highly pleased with the Country found a most beautiful and prosperous pleted the mill will have a capacity of comity Summer. The power ia being
CENTRAL POINT, OREGON
used for many purposes throughout the
and it is probable they will wll kwate
town surrounded by a country rich in 10,000 feet o f high grade lumber a day. valley and surrounding mining camps
here in the valley.
EAGLE POINT ITEMS.
THINGS WE POSSESS
THINGS WE REQUIRE
Vast Wealth in Fruit, Farm
ing, Mining, Stock
Industries, Railroads, De=
Jilt VALL Y utAlIMFUL
H. W arner
Lumber, Doo*o, W indow s,
V a lle y Boosters Meet.
J. H. G A Y
Advertising the Rogue.
W . Jacobs & C o.
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