June 1, 1913

Three arrests were made by game wardens Sunday when three fishermen were caught fishing within the forbidden limit at the Gold Ray Dam. C.S. Webster and J.R. Irvine were arrested by Deputy Warden McCorkle and W.D. Kinyon, a minor, was taken into custody the other side of the dam by Chief Deputy Warden Sam Sandry. Webster and Irvine had a hearing before Justice Taylor. Irvine pleading guilty. He was fined the minimum $50, but on recommendation of District Attorney Kelly sentence was suspended. Young Kinyon was taken before Juvenile Judge Tou Velle and given a curtain lecture, released on probation pending good behavior, with instructions to report weekly to the district attorney.

Mr. Sandry left Monday for the Ament dam and Grants Pass. The former place he will arrange to keep guarded from poachers. At Grants Pass he will examine all nets and see that they comply with requirements. The fishing season opens tomorrow.

Bob Taylor has been appointed a water bailiff and will be kept busy patrolling the river.

The spring run of salmon this year is light.


The mean temperature of the month of May, 1913, was only 11/2; degrees below normal, while the precipitation was normal. Some damage was done by frost on May 2, but as a whole the valley suffered little. Orchard heating saved several hundred thousand dollars in pears and apples. Practically all of the pears on the valley floor would have been lost or injured if timely frost warnings issued by the local office had not been heeded. A light frost on the 29th did no damage.


J.W. Rowe, while working on the Blackwell Ranch in the Central Point district, was charged by a bull while he was attempting to fasten a ring in the animal's nose. He was knocked down and trampled upon, sustaining a broken shoulder blade and a fractured skull. The injured man was brought to the Medford hospital and operated upon by Dr. Porter. While serious, the injuries are not fatal.

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