August 1, 1913

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1. — Ousted but defiant to the last, W.F. Arant pulled out of the Crater Lake National Park yesterday morning, taking his goods and chattels with him in wagons and heading for Klamath Falls. When Deputy United States Marshal D.B. Fuller left the park, where he had remained to see that Arant had departed in good order, leaving intact the property of the United States, one of the last words uttered by the deposed park superintendent was that he still considered himself in office, regardless of the edict of the department of the interior, the United States Attorney or anybody else.

Mr. Fuller has returned to Portland much sunburned from his visit at the "rim" of the crater. He left Will G. Steel in full charge, though not with the cooperation of the former superintendent.

"Arant didn't turn a hand to show Steel anything," said Mr. Fuller today. "He merely dropped things as he had left them and let Mr. Steel find out for himself."


"Any Medford doctor can tell to a day the day that the Medford water system was turned on," says Dr. Conroy. "Previously, all doctors were kept busy with typhoid and intestinal troubles. Since people have been using the gravity water supply, however, Medford has become one of the healthiest cities in the country, and there is little for the doctors to do. I really believe that in such a healthy climate as this, that if the people would eat properly, they would have the doctors starving to death."

Other doctors agree that the greatest thing that ever happened to Medford, in the line of health production, is the gravity water system, and that, if human life is worth anything, the gravity water system is far beyond the power of estimation in value.


Mrs. Sharpe of 234 E. Ninth St. is mourning the loss of her chickens. Some chicken thief yesterday night broke into her coop and stole nine full-blooded Orpingtons, leaving only two small ones. Twenty other chickens were also stolen. She is much discouraged as she depended upon the sale of eggs to help her make a livelihood. There are no clues to the thief.

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