The directors of the Jackson County Fair Association will hold a matinee at the fairgrounds tomorrow afternoon in an effort to cut down the $400 deficit in the accounts. Albia, Doc Helms' horse that broke the state record at Roseburg, and was one of the features of the state fair racing card will be pitted against Swisher's Harry N. in a match race.
Other events will be dashes, trots and paces between the racehorses that are being wintered in this city.
Nero, the bucking bull, who has been on green grass for the last month, will be brought in to be ridden. Grizzly Murphy, an unridden Bronco, will be introduced with anyone invited to try and ride him.
The matinee deserves the support of citizens and a good crowd should be on hand.
Fourteen inches of snow at Crater Lake has effectually closed down the work being done there by the United States engineers on the roads and trails for the national park, according to a communication received from George E. Goodwin, assistant United States engineer in charge of the work
The last storm a few days ago closed the work for the season, as the snowfall will be permanent and will render impossible any further work before next spring.
However, the work was continued about a week longer than was expected, as it had been figured no more could be done after October 1.
Some of the engineers' equipment is being hauled out and some cached until the work opens again June 1 of next year.
W.A. Laidlaw of Portland has purchased the Eagle Point orchard of Dr. Coughlan, adjoining the Tronson orchard. The sale was accomplished through the exchange of Portland property valued at $30,000.
Dr. Coughlan, a well-known specialist, purchased the property five years ago and planted a considerable portion to apples and pears. Since then he has spent a month or so each year in the valley, but found fruit-raising by long distance unsatisfactory.