March 29, 1913

A spraying crew under the direction of Herman Powel has cleaned up all of the scattering trees in the city, doing their work in a systematic manner from house to house. As this is the first time this has been done systematically, better results are expected. The uncared for trees on city lots are a menace to the entire valley.


Mrs. Sarah Florenson of Savage Creek was badly injured yesterday afternoon when a horse she was riding fell over its head. Only her thick hair heaped on the top of her head saved her from death, and as it is she was dangerously injured.

Mrs. Florenson is an accomplished horsewoman and spends much of her time in the saddle. She was riding rapidly down a hillside when the accident occurred. She and her husband recently came to this section from Nebraska.


Professor O'Gara has returned from a tour of the fruit districts of the northwest looking over conditions and advising fruit men in regard to the control of blight which has gained considerable headway in several districts.

"I find that a policy of elimination rather than eradication is followed in several districts," states Professor O'Gara, "and hundreds of trees are being pulled out. Especially is this so of the Bitter Root country. I spent some time there going over the matter with them.

"The Rogue River Valley seems in better condition than any I visited and this is not said because I live here. It is a fact."


The work of grinding out criminal cases in the circuit court is progressing rapidly and indications are that most of the criminal work will be cleaned up by next Wednesday (April 2, 1912). John Walker was put on trial for forgery today while the case against Walter Wood for pointing a gun at another went to a jury shortly before noon, the jury being still out.

The embezzlement case against H.T. Haswell will probably be called tomorrow. It will be a harder fought case.

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