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Mail Tribune 100

Feb. 10, 1915

Bogus nickels are in circulation in the city, being first discovered last week. They are hardly distinguishable from the genuine, and are both the buffalo and regulation type. In the buffalo, the only defect in the illegal minting is that the buffalo is not standing on prairie grass, as in the original. Out of three nickels examined at one of the local banks Saturday, two were phoney. The Willamette valley and Coos Bay districts have been flooded the last month with the coins, and it is thought some of them found their way into this section. There are also a number of bogus half-dollars in circulation. They are of clumsy handicraft, bending almost in two, and being easily detected.

Fire destroyed the Tavern Hotel at Eagle Point early Wednesday morning, causing a property damage estimated between $6,000 and $7,000, covered by insurance. Hotel and bar fixtures, and household effects were destroyed. The building and contents were owned by James Vogeli, who was in this city when the fire started. The structure was built in 1911. Defective electric light wiring is supposed to have been the origin of the fire. The insurance is $6,000.

Serious damage to the business district of Eagle Point was averted by the fact that no wind was blowing, otherwise the lumber yard and P&E depot would have been menaced. The hotel property is practically an entire loss. Mr. Vogeli's plans for the future have not been decided upon.

The Eagle Point fire department and bucket brigade battled the flames and protected adjacent property.

ASHLAND, Feb. 10 — The Lincoln birthday anniversary observance occurs at the armory Friday night at 8 o'clock, under the auspices of the G.A.R., the public being invited. J.W. Hicks is commander of the local post, which is Burnside No. 23. There will be music by the Ashland band as recognized; prayer, Rev. Mr. Blacksone; solo, E.L. Rasor; address of welcome, Rev. J.S. Smith, quartermaster of the post, who will incorporate in his remarks a biographical sketch of the great emancipator; song, Crater Lake quartet; recitations by Rose Thomas and Alberta Knowles; song, men's quartet; Lincoln's Gettysburg address; music by the band. The main address of the evening will be given by Dr. Carnahan, Presbyterian pastor. The observance will an eminantly patriotic one, and will conclude with "The Star-Spangled Banner," sung by the audience.