June 20, 1914
June 20, 1914
Fire, evidently set by children of the neighborhood for the fun of it, in the tall grass on a vacant lot on West Main Street, called out the fire department this afternoon at 1:45 o'clock. When they arrived the blaze had been extinguished by women with garden hose and boys with wet gunnysacks.
A feature of the fire was the reckless riding of motorcyclists en route to the scene, and a collision with a boy on a wheel was narrowly averted at Grape and Main. The same boy came near being run over by an auto at the Medford hotel corner.
When the fire auto slowed up crossing the railroad tracks, a couple of youths from the country attending the carnival jumped on the rear step and were promptly kicked off by Fire Chief Lawton and Officer Cingcade.
Councilman George Porter and Water Superintendent George Tranna are planning on making a tour of inspection of the city water intake Sunday, providing Mr. Tranna can make the trip. The report has reached the city that a large amount of water is leaking from the city mains, and that the water is running away faster than it is coming in, a condition unknown in previous years.
Councilman Porter said today that he would introduce a resolution at the next meeting of the city council calling upon Water Superintendent Tranna to make a full and complete and detailed report of the condition of the water system, and outline fully its needs, and how much it would cost to put it in shape so all taxpayers could have all they wanted of the most plentiful matter except air, without quibbling.
Councilman Medynski will also make another tour of inspection of the water system next week.
Oregon has been in the lead for the best egg in point of size for some time, but now comes the best hatch yet reported. Mrs. V.G. Frost of Phoenix set a hen on seventeen eggs and that hen brought out eighteen perfect chickens. The birds may be seen at Mrs. Frost's home near the Phoenix city reservoir.