July 12, 1913

A most enjoyable program is reported by the 500 or more Medfordites who attended the Chautauqua exercises at Ashland.

It was by far the largest crowd ever sent from this city and is in earnest of the good will felt by the people of Medford for her sister city.

That it was appreciated was testified to by the reception accorded.

Mrs. Andrews and the musicians assisting the Medford band and the Commercial Club are the recipients today of hearty congratulations on the success of the occasion.


Steelhead are taking the fly in fine shape on the Rogue. Many fine catches are reported. A nine-pound (dressed) fish caught by Mr. King with a cane pole is on exhibit at Ewing's Gun Store.

Among those who have brought in fine catches are Chris Gottlieb, Owen Dunlap, Court Hall, Frank Isaacs, Ed Brown and J.W. Berian.

B.F. Van de Car, who is visiting friends here Thursday, brought in seven fish weighing from four to eight pounds which he proudly exhibited.


The girls' swimming class under the instruction of Mrs. Bird and Ruth Merrick, is making rapid progress, and several members have fairly attained the swimming art in two or three lessons. This cannot but help them physically, and is also an insurance against accidents in the water.

The pool is open exclusively for ladies every Wednesday morning between the hours of nine and twelve, and all instruction is free.


Jimmie Katsuma, employed at the Office Cafe Saloon, a 20-year-old Japanese man, was struck by an automobile at the corner of the city park yesterday afternoon while riding a bicycle and is quite seriously injured.

Besides many severe bruises, his neck is badly wrenched and it will be several weeks before he will be able to work again. He may have internal injuries.

According to spectators the woman driver of the automobile, a Ford having the license plate number 4433, was to blame for the accident.

When the man crawled to his feet she looked at him a moment and saying, "You are not hurt," drove on. The number was taken down and the case will probably be investigated.

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