July 26, 1913

H. Morrill, alias H. Morgan, an aged hobo, is under arrest on a charge of forgery.

He cashed a check for $8 at Henry Lerch's in payment of a pair of shoes, receiving the $6.50 in change, which he had spent by the time the forgery was discovered and he was pinched by Chief Hittson.

Morrill forged the name of Mary H. Regar, who owns an orchard near Medford.

Three other forged checks for $8 each, similar to that cashed, were found upon him as well as several blank First National Bank checks.


Saturday was another big day at the public market. From 6:45 until 10 o'clock the market was crowded with buyers and sellers.

Twenty-seven farmers from outlying sections offered produce with success, in addition to thirteen regular sellers from Medford and the vicinity.

Vegetables of all kinds, poultry and eggs, peaches, apricots and apples, as well as meats were among the offerings.

T.F. Smith, a farmer from the Talent district, brought down 10 baskets of fine peaches, which were too far advanced for shipping and left an hour later with $20 in cash.

Similar stories are told by the other growers.

Prevailing prices were: apricots: 3 cents to 6 cents; peaches, 40 cents to 60 cents; apples, 2 cents; eggs, 25 cents; chickens, dressed, 18 cents to 25 cents.


The commissioner of the general land office has reversed the decision of the Roseburg office in the homestead case of Dr. Emerson of Central Point, whose homestead was contested by the forest rangers because he left it several months in each year to place his children in school.

The new administration has adopted a more favorable attitude to the homesteader than the former one, and it is evident that Secretary Lane's object is to aid the settler rather than hamper his efforts.

A.E. Reames was attorney for Dr. Emerson.

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