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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 14, 1915

Sept. 14, 1915

PLANT TO PROTECT CITY WATER SUPPLY

The Rogue River Canal company has agreed to take any steps the city council may suggest for the protection of the city water supply at Fish Lake, where the canal company is building a dam to be used to secure storage water for irrigation purposes. The council held a meeting this afternoon and Councilman Miles is drawing up the demands of the city.

The city will ask that the land to be overflowed by water be cleared of all brush, dead logs, leaves and debris, and that it be made as reasonably clean and free from injurious matter as possible. This the company has agreed to do that.

Standing timber, the canal company does not want to cut down at this time, owing to the heavy cost, but agrees if afterwards it is found to be detrimental they will take steps to clear it away.

IGNORE FLAGMAN RAILROAD CROSSING

As the result of several near accidents at the Main street crossing of the Southern Pacific railroad, between trains and autos, wherein autoists have completely ignored the flagman and his flags, it is highly probable that the watchman will be invested with police powers to arrest.

This afternoon the driver of Interurban Auto car No. 2 drove directly in front of a moving freight train, despite the efforts of the watchman to stop him. The train missed but by five or six feet, and was stopped with sufficient violence to throw a brakeman standing on a box car to his back.  There were no passengers in the auto bus at the time.

OLD SOLDIERS IN ENCAMPMENT

Old soldiers began to arrive this morning from Grants Pass, Eagle Point, Central Point, Ashland and other southern Oregon points for the annual reunion of the soldiers and sailors of the Civil war. Tents to the number of 75 are pitched in that Grove in the southern part of the city. Ideal weather after the drizzle of Monday greeted the veterans and assured pleasant conditions for their meeting. Up to noon today the registration showed 73, and will be increased during the day.

Monday night Attorney B.F. Mulkey, representing Mayor Emerick, addressed the old soldiers, and a campfire period was held when the "boys" told of the Civil war. Most of the delegates are old men with grey hair and walk with canes.