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C E N T R A L P O IN T . O l.T X W X . T I 1 U E 8 D A Y . J U N K 7, 1900.
It Was a fake
Local and Personal
Meet me at Grants Pass Saturday.
James Grieves was in from his stock
ranch near Prospect Monday.
Cedar Screen Doors and Hangings,
Screen Windows and Wire at Lee-
Mr. Minor, a prosperous resident o f
Cains creek, was in town a few days
ago ordering lumber from J. M. Gay
for a new residence.
Miss M. D. Caldwell and her mother
have returned from Rogue river, where
they spent a month or so during the
spring, and will spend the summer in
M. Marshall, who resides east from
town and who is known as a warm ex
ponent o f the creamery proposition, has
ordered lumber for a fine new residence
on his ranch.
A beautiful bouquet o f roses, on ex
hibition in the H erald office window,
is from the garden o f Mrs. M. S.
Welsh. Central Point rose gardens
against the world, say we.
Mr. and Mrs. C. fj. Emerv have re
turned from a visit with friends and
relatives in the Willamette valley and
at their former home near Hardman,
The Medford laundry wagon will call
fo r work in Central Point each Monday
afternoon and Friday morning. Expert
ironers from City Hall French laundry,
San Francisco, employed. First class
John R. Cook left a fine sample of
ball barley at this office the other day
from the ranch o f Mr. Boosey, near
Jacksonville. The stalks are more than
five feet long and the heads are execep-
tionaly large and well filled.
One o f the rankest fakes that ever
tried the patience o f a Central Point
audience in the show line purported to
give an alleged reproduction o f the San
Francisco fire in the opera house Mon
day evening, but after twenty minutes
o f torture the crowd refused to take
any more o f the fake and the boys
I threw the outfit into the street and
j advised the fakir and his female part
ner to follow, which they did. While
they were hurriedly packing their
grips on the sidewalk some o f the
crowd procured a rail and had it not
been for the presence o f the marshal
the itinerant showman would have been
treated to a free ride at the hands of
the buncoed crowd. A large crowd was
present and it was estimated the raw
fakirs took away almost $50 They got
out o f town on the midnight train and
it is understood their destination was
Yreka, California. The show was sup
posed to be a moving picture proposi
tion and. those who were present say
that some o f the scenes alleged to rep
resent the San Francisco fire showed a
heavy snow on the ground and the fire
men at work clothed in fur overcoats.
The Ladies Won
M onday was ladies’ day in Central
Point, at least so far as the equal suf
frage amendment went. The fair ones
who wish to be accorded the same po
litical rights as men,
votes like veterans and the result
showed that they g o t-s o m e . The
equal suffrage club erected a booth at
the corner o f Second and Pine and from
early morning until the time for clos
ing the polls they sew ed ice cream,
cake and other delicacies to everybody,
free o f charge, and the result was that
the equal suffrage amendment carried
in the precinct by eight votes.
Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Obei;chain
were in town Monday making ar
rangements for a trip to Klamath
Another Road to Coast
county, where they will spend two or
months visiting their son,
Sheriff Oberchain o f that county, and
Monday’ s issue o f the Portland Tel
egram has the following:
Southern Pacific surveyors are now
Hon. IS. M. Nealon and tw o daugh
ters, o f Table Rock, were in the city running lines down the north bank of
Rogue river, according to A. B. Cousin,
Wednesday attending the memorial ex o f this city, who has just returned from
ercises o f that day. Mr. Nealon is Merlin, Josephine county. Sir. Cousin
Post Commander o f W . H. Harrison is president o f the erlin Townsite &
Post o f this city and was in charge o f Development company, and thinks the
proposed line will form a junction at
the memorial services.
Merlin or Grants Pass and run to Wed-
August Miller, building superintend derburn on the north side o f the mouth
o f Rogue river.
ent o f the Hastings Industrial com
“ The surveying party is following
pany, has arrived and commenced work the north bank o f the river, and is now
on the creamery building yesterday below the Big Yank ledge, whence the
morning. Mr. Miller says he expects stream runs through a narrow defile,’ ’
he says. “ A substantial roadbed can
to have the creamery ready for opera be obtained by simply blasting a shelf
tion in about six weeks.
in the rock. The grade w ill be a light
uniform incline, parallel with the river,
L. L. Jacobs, assistant cashier o f the and will open an immense territory
Jackson County bank, o f Medford, was now little known to the outside world.
“ The railroad owns every other sec
in town last week visiting his parents
tion for a long distance, and it will be
and other relatives and friends. Mr. | to its own interest to bring the great
Jacobs was much pleased with the many forests o f fir, pine and redwood closer
evidences o f progress and pr ,-perity to j to market. Besides, the farming and
be noted in Central Point si. .u . bis la s t, mining interests will be developed.
“ Good anchorage for light-draft ves
sels already exists at the mouth o f the
and an important coast port
T. M. Witten yesterday purchased a ]
would be established as a result o f the
fine residence property on the west Bide railroad connection with the interior o f
o f the track from George Ross, the con southern Oregon. The distance from
sideration being $1100. This is the prop Merlin to the mouth o f Rogue river is
erty Mr. Ross recently purchased from about 125 m iles.”
Mrs. J. M. Gibson. Mr. W itten will
bring his family here to reside perma
nently in a short time.
The election V onday passed off quiet
ly in Central Point in spite o f the fact
that one o f the heaviest votes ever cast
in this precinct was polled. One Hun
dred and eighty-five electors exercised
their right o f franchise and the election
board was kept pretty busy all day. The
precinct shows a decided democratic ma
jority, but in the county and state gen
erally, the reverse is true and the
result in Oregon shows a ¡big republi
can majority, with the single exception
o f Governor Chamberlain, who has been
re-elected by a handsome vote.
Jackson county has gone republican
by a good safe margin, except in the
case o f L. L. Mu lit and E. T. Staples,
for state senator. Mr. ' ulit, ti e dem
ocratic candidate, seems to be in the
lead, but at this writing it is believed
that the official count will be necessary
to determine who is elected.
Following is the result in this pre
cinct on the most important offices:
Governor—Chamberlain, 108; Withy-
comb, 58; Barzee, 16.
Congress—Galloway, 85; Hawley, 65;
U. S. Senate—Gearin, 94; Bourne,
49; Simola, 19.
State Senate—Mulit, 83; Staples, 66;
Representatives — O ’ Hara,
Reames, 91; Perkins, 43; Kubli, 34;
Wiley, 15: Mowat, 12.
Sheriff—Bybee, 106; Jackson, 56;
Clerk—Purdin, 58; Coleman, 95; W il
Recorder—Dow, 91 : Burnett, 67 ;
Treasurer—Crawford, 109: Cronemil-
ler, 48; Richardson, 18.
Commissioner— Taylor, 85; Patter
son. 67; Holt, 24.
Prohibition For, 76; against, 66.
Equal suffrage—Yes, 78; no, 70.
T. M. Jones was elected justice of
the peace and Lee Ingram was elected
based on information obtained from
different sources and from persons en
gaged in supplying material and in con
struction work, shows that at least $50,-
000 will be expended in the town during
the present summer * in permanent
A partial list o f new buildings now
under way or that will be commenced
School house, $15,000; creamery, $5,-
500; bank building, 42500; F. H. Hop
kins’ residence, $10,000; Mrs. G. M.
Gibson, residence, $1200; ' rs. G. W.
Jeffers, cottage, $800; Isaac Estes, res
idence, $1000; Mr. Clarke, residence,
$1000; Dr. Pleasants, residence, $1000;
Wm. Kinney, cottage, $800; James
Messner, cottage, $400; W. W. Scott,
residence, $1000. In addition to these
a number o f other new buildings are
projected, the lumber for which has
already been ordered, while a number
have already been completed and are
now occupied since the beginning of
If anybody asks you about Central
Point, don’ t forget to tell them that it
is coming to the front faster than any
town in this section o f the state.
A t a meeting o f the directors o f the
First National bank, o f Medford, held
last Thursday, it was decided to in
crease the capital stock from $25,000
to $50,000. The banking business is
growing with the other industries o f
the valley "and will continue to do so as
long as the general development o f the
Central Point Produce Market
(As corrected by local merchants.)
Butter, 20c ; eggs, 17c ; potatoes, i
cw t., 90; rhubarb, 4(a5c; cabbage, 2(a
3c; chickens, $4.50; spring fries, $3.50.
Six acres first-class black bottom
land one-quarter mile from depot.
Good 5-room honse with pantry and
bath, good barn 10x40 and other neces
sary buildings One acre in choice
bearing fruit and garden plot, balance
of tract in alfalfa
Price, *2000 For
terms, etc , enquire o f or address,
W . S E a c h u s , Central Point, Or.
The object o f all development
leagues is to induce immigration
o f good citizens from the eastern
states to the Rogue River Valley.
The Rogue River Land Co.
has been a pioneer in this devel
opment business, having made
the first move in the valley to in
duce desirable immigrants to re
move here and to partake o f our
advantages and climate. In the
last two years we have located a
large number o f the best citizens
to be found in the valley. Cen
tral Point has attracted many of
The Rogue River Land com
pany guarantees fair treatment
to its customers. W e will in a
short time again send a man east
to extol the merits o f this sec
tion. Give us a credit mark and
boost our way. It is high time
for all sections o f this valley to
pull together and quit “ knock
Disk’ s Imperial Enameled Ware, war
ranted for 10 years, and also Lisk’ s An
ti Rust, tinware that will not rust. A t
A t a special meeting o f the school Leever’ s hard are store.
board, held for the purpose last Satur
day evening, the contract for con
Send the H erai 'D to your friends,
struction o f the new school building for
Central Point was awarded to C. H.
Veghte, o f Ashland, the price being
Three contractors submitted bids on
the job, as follows: Geo. Priddy, of
Medford, $15,435; H. Snook, o f Salem,
$14,921; C. H. Veghte, o f Ashland,
$13,500. Mr. Veghte agrees to com
mence work within two weeks and to
complete the building by November 1
o f the present year. The contract price
covers the cost o f a first-class brick
building complete, with the exception
o f furniture and hot air heating plant.
The district already has almost enough
seats and desks to supply the new
building, and the heating plant com
plete will, it is estimated, cost in the
Bank Building Commenced
neighborhood o f $750.
The new building will be available
for use next winter and will prove a
G. W. Priddy, the Medford brick
itrorg drawing card for the town as a
fnan who secured the contract for the
1 >■' rafile place for homes, with first-
new bank building, was here yesterday
class educational advantages.
getting ready to start work on the
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foundation. Active work will be com
menced this week and the building will
store is the best place for you to trade.
be rushed to completion as rapidly as
possible. It is hoped to have the build
B E C A U SE we buy our goods in carload lots
IS HEREBY GIVEN
ing ready by the time the safe arrives
that I, D. H. Miller, treasurer!
from the east, so that there will be no
give our customers the benifit o f the special
o f Jackson county, Oregon, will, j
delay in getting the bank started.
on or before July 14, 1906, receive |
prices and car lot freight rates thus secured.
sealed bids for twelve $1000 five (5)
per cent bonds issued account School
B E C A U SE our motto is “ Quick Sales and
A Fatal Accident
District No. 6, Central Point, Jackson
coumy, Oregon, the bids for bonds to ;
be opened July 14, 1906, at 9 o ’ clock a.
A. C. Walker, manager o f the Wood- m. The bonds to be awarded to the !
B E C A U SE our stock is one o f the largest
bum nursery branch establishment highest bidder and each bid to be ac- j
near this place, was notified Monday 1 companicd by a certified check in the
County and we can fill your order when
forenoon by wire o f the accidental sum o f $500, to be- wholly forfeited if j
successful bidder shall fail to purchase.
death o f his 15-year-old brother, James, For conditions o f bonds address School
you want the goods without
at his home m ar Woodbum that morn Clerk District No. 6, Central Point,
you to vexatious
ing. The fatality resulted from the ac Jackson County, Oregon.
Largerst and moat Complete
cidental discharge o f a shot gun, the
County Treasurer Jackson County.
Stock in Jackaon County
charge entering his right lung. Mr.
B E C A U SE we treat you
Walker left on the 5 o ’clock train for
his home to be present at the funeral.
right and give you your
Further particulars o f the sad accident
C H U R C H ES .
are lacking at this time.
money’ s worth every day in the year.
W on ’t you tell
me why, Robin ?
C h ristian C hurc h .
E. A. La Dow, pastor. Preaching
service at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
day school, 10 a. m. Ladies Aid So
All citizens o f Central Point, old and ciety meets regularly every Wednesday
young, are earnestly requested to meet afternoon at 3 p. m. at the home o f
at the city hall at 8 o ’ clock a. m ., Tues its members. Choir practice every Fri
day, June 12, 1906, then and there to
M e t h o d is t E p isc o p a l .
join in a united effort in the work of
Geo. L. Burbank, pastor. Sunday
cleaning up and beautifying the town school every Sunday at 10 a. m.
o f Central Point. Let all get together Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m.
armed with hoes, shovels, rakes, wheel and every other Sunday at 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at
barrows, wagons and other tools and
7:30 p. m. A cordial invitation is ex
implements that may be needed in this tended to all. Preaching at Gold Hill
work and join in cleaning the streets, on alternate Sunday evenings at 7:30
alleys, public park and private proper p. . m. Sunday school every Sunday at
10 a. m.
ties o f accumulated rubbish and debris.
W e have natural surroundings to make
this the most attractive town in Ore
gon. Let us all give one day in the
Old Reliable Barber Shop
year towards making it such.
By order o f the Town Board.
GLENN O’ VEN, P r o p .
J. W. JACOBS, Mayor.
J o e B o s w e l l , Clerk.
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Cdpitdl Stock Increased
School Contract Let
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trade with us.
Call and examine our stock and you will
become convinced that our Y Y Y Y
Cranfill & Robnett
Central Point, Oregon.
(Old Boswell Stand)
CENTRAL POINT, OREGON
P e r m a n e n tly
These are a few o f the Y Y Y Y you should
The annual school meeting will be
A meeting o f the stockholders o f the
held in this city June 18, when a full
Central Point State bank was held in
turnout o f voters is desired, as matters
this city Tuesday morning and the fol
o f considerable importance to the dis-1
lowing directors were elected to serve
trict will come up for settlement.
for the coming year: J. W. Merritt,
Among these will be the matter o f re- i
W. J. Freeman, W. C. Leever, I. C.
moving the present school house to '
Robnett and T. M Witten. A meeting
another part o f the block to make room
o f the directors was held last evening
for the new building, and another is to |
at which time the following officers
provide for extending the scope o f the were elected:
school course from the tenth to the
J. W. Merritt, president; W. C. Lee
ver, vice-president; T M. Witten, cash
ier; W. J. Freeman, secretary board of
Deputy Fish and Game Warden W eb directors.
ster, o f Portland, was in Medford for a
few days last week looking after the
Grants Pass Meeting
duties connected with his office, and on
the evening preceding his departure he
The Development league meeting to
was tendered an impromptu luncheon
and smoker by the Medford boys who be held at Grants Pass next Saturday
are devoted to the sports o f field and promises to be the greatest promotion
stream and who recognize a friend in a gathering ever assembled in southern
A special train will leave
man like Mr. Webster, who is always Oregon.
awake to the interests o f true sports Ashland at 8:30 a. m., reaching Central
That Central Point is on the eve o f a
Point at 9:00. Returning train will
men all over the state. Mr. Webster reach this place at about 9:00 p. m. big building boom is evidenced on every
left for Portland Saturday.
' hand, and a conservative estimate,
One fare for the round trip.
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