February 15, 1914
Since the commencement of last fall's wood business in Medford the Pacific & Eastern has hauled over its line from Butte Falls to Medford more than 5000 cords of firewood, and there are still several thousand cords along the right of way, near Butte Falls, to be brought down.
Last season the total amount of wood hauled to Medford over this line was not to exceed 4,000 cords. This increase in the consumption of 1,000 cords more of a home-grown wood product in a single season must be encouraging to the timber men of the Butte Falls Section.
All things being equal, as to price and quality, every resident of Medford should buy Jackson County grown wood.
Gus Newbury, in addition to winning laurels as an attorney, is some hog raiser as well as orchardist and general farmer. Some five years ago Newbury & Cantrell purchased two sows for their Applegate farm, paying $13 for one and $11 for the other. Shortly after they were the possessors of 24 little pigs, one for each dollar invested. From this investment $150 worth of hogs was sold the second year, $350 the third year, $450 the fourth year, and so far $542 has been received this year, with still some returns to hear from. In addition, over 100 young hogs are on hand.
The hogs are permitted to range until fall, and then turned into the alfalfa field.
The coming season promises to be a lively one in a realty way. Although it is yet early, several sales have been closed and a great many are pending.
C.W. McDonald, cashier of the Jackson County Bank, has purchased F.N. Cummings' and J.B. Worthington's third interest in Stewart Acres, a 480-acre tract adjoining the Country Club grounds northeast of the city. The sale was made by Campbell & Nye.
A five-acre tract in Stewart Acres has been sold to Walter Watson of the Shapleigh Hardware Co. at $150 per acre, who will at once erect a bungalow. The sale was made by T.E. Hathaway and Campbell & Nye.