Judge Calkins Monday modified the probation order governing T.A. LeMaster's conduct to allow him to leave the county and go to Arizona. The change in the probation order was made because LeMaster has tuberculosis. LeMaster was recently let out of jail on probation by order of Governor West.
He is the man who some months ago was convicted of bigamy, an extenuating circumstance being the fact that he thought his first wife had obtained a divorce.
One hundred and ninety thousand dollars was approximately the amount of taxes collected by Sheriff Singler's force up until yesterday evening, March 15, when the period of rebating 3 percent ceased. This is about 27 percent of total tax to be collected, which amounts in all to $702,000.
Tax collecting started on March 1. The money came in rapidly, keeping a large force of clerks busy handling it. Taxes will not become delinquent until April, although no rebate is now allowed.
A freight wreck about two miles north of Central Point shortly after two o'clock yesterday afternoon tied up traffic on the Southern Pacific for many hours. Number 15 from the north did not reach Medford until after 11 o'clock.
The wreck was one of the most spectacular which has occurred in years in this section. Several cars piled up while one or two of them were splintered. An oil car burst, scattering crude oil over several hundred feet.
The freight was running about 40 miles an hour on down grade when the accident occurred. A wheel broke, the engine and caboose staying on the track. Two wrecking trains were sent to the scene but it was several hours before the track was cleared.
The first baseball game of the season was played between Medford and Central Point yesterday afternoon, the score being 5 to 4 in Medford's favor, a splendid score for early season work. The game was remarkably fast for a first game, only a few cases of Charley horse resulting. A return game to be played soon in Medford is being arranged.
Among the veterans in the local ranks was Gill, Rader and Burgess. For Central Point McIntyre and Curly Wilson worked.
Curly is considering an offer to manage the Central Point team this season, which means that Central Point will break into the fastest ball played in the valley.