May 25, 1913

"Shorty" Miles with his "Invincibles" added another scalp to his belt yesterday afternoon when Medford defeated Central Point 4 to 1. Boxer Bud Anderson penned the game by pitching the first half and gave a demonstration of ambidextrousness which was worth the price of admission. Bud "split" the plate with both left and right hands, and there was "steam" on the ball as was proven when catcher Hill allowed one to crash against the grandstand, the reverberating tones of which still are ringing in scorer Withington's ears. Bud was given an ovation when introduced by Captain Miles.

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Aaron Patton Talent, founder of the city of Talent, died this morning at 3 o'clock of complications incident of advanced age. He came to the Rogue River Valley in 1875, secured a parcel of land, then known as Wagner Creek, which he later subdivided. Mr. Talent secured the position of office for the city that bears his name, the government authorities refusing to accept the name Wagner Creek and substituting that of the man who founded the settlement.

Mr. Talent was born May 18, 1836, in Tennessee. He served through the Civil War as quartermaster in the Tennessee mounted cavalry. In 1857 he married, and in 1875 the family came west. The wife and six sons and daughters survive.


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