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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 9, 1916


The difficulty which seemingly has held back payment of subscriptions to the stock of the Applegate Lumber Co. has been cleared away. Subscribers have shown unwillingness to pay up the amount subscribed until the deed to the land on which the mill is being erected is shown to be vested, with clear title, in the company.

Shortly after the land was contracted for by officers of the company, the company attorney found two unpaid judgments and two faulty descriptions in the abstract. This matter was taken up with T. W. Miles, attorney for the Ray interests, former owner of the land.

These judgements have been paid, the descriptions perfected and the deed has been turned over to the Applegate Lumber Co.

The question has been raised by subscribers to the stock as to what has been done with the $10,000 subscribed by S.S. Bullis. This amount has been expended , Mr. Buillis stated, in the purchase of the mill machinery, the purchase of a tract of timber lying to the west of Jacksonville and in building logging roads to this tract of timber, from the railroad.

The five carloads of machinery for the mill is still on the road, evidently having been marooned on its journey across the continent. No word has been received of its having passed Ogden, Utah.

It is still hoped by officers of the company to have the mill completed, machinery in place and the first lumber turned out some time in February.


George Merritt, a former Medford resident, has received an appointment from the United States government to spend three years at Washington, D.C., where he will conduct a series of special investigations for the navy department. The investigations will cover life of the men on shipboard training boys for naval careers and the securing of naval recruits. Mr. Merritt was for a number of years head of the Boy Scout movement in New York State.