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  • The forest fire at Humbug Creek in the Applegate section, reported to be under control yesterday, is still raging and is being fought by a large gang of fire fighters under the direction of the Jackson County Fire Patrol association and the forestry services. It already has burned over six square miles of territory, destroyin...
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  • The forest fire at Humbug Creek in the Applegate section, reported to be under control yesterday, is still raging and is being fought by a large gang of fire fighters under the direction of the Jackson County Fire Patrol association and the forestry services. It already has burned over six square miles of territory, destroying valuable timber. Unless a high wind starts, the association hopes to have the fire under control today.
    The fire at Foots Creek is also proving hard to control. It is thought that it will be under control late this afternoon. A new fire has been reported at Talow Box Mountain that has already burned a tract over three miles long, and one at Wellington Butte.
    To make the fire-fighting system more efficient, a trail is being constructed along the Umpqua divide to shorten the distance to ranger stations in case fire should break out in that district.
    The trail will also bring the Umpqua national forests and the Rogue national forests in more close union, so they can work together in case of fire.
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    The Devoe Grocery company, near Hotel Medford, was burglarized Monday night by apparently the same gang that burglarized the West Eleventh Street grocery Sunday night. Six dollars worth of stamps and small change was taken.The thieves entered by cutting a locked screen and by use of a pass-key. They entered between midnight and 3 o'clock.
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    Hugh Mitchell, formerly fish culturist for the United States bureau of hatcheries in charge of hatchery work on the Rogue River, now stationed at Baird, Calif., was a Medford visitor Tuesday, having returned from a brief visit to the Elk Creek hatchery. He reports the lowest water in Rogue River ever recorded at this season of the year, and the warmest in temperature. The water is lower than at the low-water mark in October of most years, and nearly two feet lower than this date a year ago, due to the light snowfall in the mountains and rain deficiency last winter.
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