Headed by the Medford band playing lively airs, an excursion of 300 Medfordites packed the special train leaving for Ashland at 1:30 o'clock today to observe Medford Day at the Chautauqua. Seventy-five had already left on the morning motor. Twice that many made the journey by automobile, and it is estimated that over 500 have taken advantage of the occasion to show the good will existing here for the Granite City.
The excursionists, or part of them, wore blue ribbons with the word "Medford" printed thereon. The supply of ribbons proved entirely inadequate for the demand. From the uptown depot, headed by the band, the excursionists will march to the Chautauqua grounds where a special musical program arranged by Mrs. Ed Andrews will be rendered.
J.F. Hale and L.C. Flagg have leased the building at 217 W. Main St. and will move the Hale Piano House and Flagg's Music Store thereto in a few days. The building is being rearranged for the convenience of the new occupants and will be an ideal location. The West Side Drugstore will be moved to the corner of Main and Grape streets, the building to be vacated by Messrs. Hale and Flagg, about Aug. 1, which will make one of the best localities in the city for an up-to-date drug store.
Mrs Conner and daughter, Helen, have returned home from a trip to Iowa and other eastern states. They expected to spend the summer but the excessive heat and violent wind storms scared them out and they concluded that no place looked quite so good to them as Ashland.
A great many people from different parts of the valley, also some from other states, are with us just now, enjoying Chautauqua and also our beautiful climate and scenery.
Mrs. Hubbard of Medford is attending Chautauqua and also visiting her sister, Mrs. Wallace Woods.
Mrs. Wm. Meyer and daughter, Bernice, returned from Klamath Falls where they had been attending the Rodero yesterday evening. Mr. Meyer is still there waiting to have his car repaired so he can make the return trip in it. They had a breakdown 18 miles from Klamath Falls and were obliged to send to San Francisco for supplies and that not proving satisfactory was obliged to send again.