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Mail Tribune 100

Oct. 23, 1914

Why is a school survey valuable? What is accomplished by it? How is a survey obtained? These and many other questions Mr. Briscoe of Ashland will answer at the joint parents and teachers meeting Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Mr. Briscoe is well qualified to speak on this subject because he speaks from experience. Ashland has had a school survey. Mr. Briscoe will tell how they did it, and what it has done for them. Everyone interested in wide awake, practical — not visionary — ideas relating to the public school problems is urged to come. It is the "get together" spirit that is helpful.

The petit jury of the circuit court for the October term will convene in Jacksonville next Monday, October 26, at 9 o'clock, with 10 criminal cases to be heard. Judge F.M. Calkins will preside.

Two cases of especial interest are those of Major W.J. Canton, charged with a black crime, and Mrs. Fannie McNulty, charged with forgery. Alibis are offered in both cases, and upon these points the legal battle will be waged. The other criminal cases embrace larceny and the perjury charges against A.B. Saling, Edward Heffler and Ray Toft.

Senator George E. Chamberlain received an ovation at Gold Hill Thursday afternoon, being welcomed by the brass band and a crowd of over 600. He spoke at Grants Pass in the evening.

Thursday morning the senator shook hands with the people of Jacksonville and Central Point. A crowd of over 100 waylaid him at Willow Springs school house and he made a brief speech, being introduced by Col. Mims.

Indications are that Senator Chamberlain will secure a record vote in Jackson County. His re-election is regarded as certain.

As one of his first steps toward improvement of moral conditions among the Indians on Klamath Reservation, taken by Agent William B. Freer since he assumed office last summer, is establishment of a prisoner's road camp where Indians found guilty of gambling and drinking will be detained. The camp has been established on the Saddle Mountain road, between Klamath Agency and Yainax, and here the Indians will be required to work on the roads as punishment for gambling, drinking and other offenses.