Enterprising Eagle Point has inaugurated a series of municipal improvements, the bank of Eagle Point having purchased the $10,000 bond issue recently voted by the citizens.
Contracts have been let to Chris Natwick for paving and macadamising the streets and work was begun this week. A rock-crushing plant, loaned by the county, has been installed on the line of the Pacific & Eastern and is now in operation, supplying materials for the paving.
Mrs. Alzira Clay will not go to the Oregon state insane asylum, although ordered sent there by County Judge Tou Velle last week, and since then kept by attorney's appeal in the county jail. Yesterday the judge revoked his order of confinement on application of Mrs. Clay's daughter, who has arrived from the east, and will take her mother back with her and take care of her.
Deputy Sheriff Hughes of Siskiyou County, Calif., who brought Lester Hicks, the young horsethief back from Dorris, whose confession has resulted in the arrest of W.Z. Mynatt, Roy Wyatt and C.A. Wooden of Sams Valley, is convinced that the gang has conducted horse stealing as a profitable business for some time. He states that Mynatt is the ringleader and moving spirit in the enterprise. He was formerly a resident of Dorris and bears a shady reputation. Mynatt made a proposition before his removal, states Mr. Hughes, to parties in Dorris to work that end of the business — Mynatt, to send animals stolen from Oregon, and Dorris parties to send him horses stolen there.
Young Hickson has made a complete confession and says that Mynatt first started him on his career of horse-stealing years ago and has been the chief beneficiary of his operations.
The Sparta building in which the Better Baby contest is to be held from 1 to 4 o'clock on the Fourth has ample provisions for heating, all the arrangements are perfected for a successful day and all the mothers are eagerly co-operating.
The silver cups offered by Martin J. Reddy and Judge Tou Velle are going to some baby. Is it yours? Other prizes are to be given. All babies up to three years included.
The examinations will include height, weight, quality of skin, fat, muscles and bones, disposition, energy, expression and attention.
Dr. Ja.W. Marion's talk to mothers comes at 2:30. Mrs. B.A. Bird's demonstration of the handling and dressing of an infant at 3:00.
The drugstores will have exhibits of babies' needs.