September 18, 1913

Professor P.J. O'Gara, county pathologist, who left Monday for San Francisco for an operation, underwent the ordeal this morning, and telegrams to local friends report it successful and his condition favorable. Mrs. O'Gara accompanied her husband.

Professor O'Gara went south under the belief he was a sufferer from appendicitis, but later developments proved this erroneous, other complications necessitating going under the knife.


Lee Jacobs, cashier of the Farmers and Fruitgrowers Bank, last night declined the mayoralty offered Tuesday night by the council. Pressure of business and fear of his health failing caused the declinature. The council will take steps at once to find another appointee.

As much doubt as ever exists as to who this will be. C.E. Gates, J.E. Watt, former Mayor W.H. Canon are named. Mose Barkdull is the latest citizen to be spoken of as a candidate. There is also talk of a special election.


County Clerk G.A. Gardner returned Wednesday from Portland where he attended the session of the county clerks of the state. Beginning the first of the year, a uniform system of bookkeeping will be installed in counties, and the state accountants board have approved and will see much of the accounting system installed by Clerk Gardner when he took office. It was proposed by the clerks to make the office a clearinghouse for the accounts of all the county offices.


Gold Hill is preparing to entertain visitors with a good time assured to as many as may attend the first annual Mid Valley Industrial Fair to be held in this city Saturday, September 20. Closely following the hugely succesful Jackson County Fair at Medford, the promoters of the local gala day do not pretend to rival the splendid exhibits and attractions of the former, but upon a smaller scale will proffer a day of clean and wholesome entertainment featuring the produce of the area and presenting a lengthy program of attractions and amusements.

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