Invalids Should Remember the Date

We wish again to call the attention of our readers to the return visit of Dr. Rorick, as announced by his large advertisement in this issue of our paper. The cry of “beware of the fraudulent traveling quack,” which very justly gained prominence a few years ago, when the laws of our State permitted this species of gentry to ply their vocation, has outlived its application. The recognized fact that it is beyond the ken of possibilities for any one man to master all the branches of the healing art, has caused the best men in the profession, both in Europe and America, to devote their entire energies to perfecting themselves in special branches.

Dr. Rorick, who presents his credentials from the best medical institutions in the country, has spent the past ten years in the constant investigation and treatment of chronic diseases. The fact that he refuses to prescribe for any disease outside of his specialties and asks only those to visit him who have failed to get relief from their family physicians entitles him to confidence. Large numbers already throng his parlors at each visit. Every invalid should carefully read his mammoth advertisement and visit him at his parlors at the Murdock House, Tuesday, April. Consultation free and strictly confidential.

Source: Undated clipping from an Indiana newspaper.


About J. Fred Loosley

J. Fred Loosley, the Ft. Klamath giant, who makes excellent cheese and butter at his creamery, came in from east of the mountains last Friday and returned Monday. He was accompanied by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Loosley, who left that evening for Salinas, Calif., where they will spend the winter. Fred tells us that next year he will have the milk from 450 cows at the creamery, which will be 100 more than he had this year. With this addition he hopes to come somewhere near being able to supply the local demand for his product. While in a valley town recently his cheese was put up for comparison with cheese made in New York state—the banner cheese country of the world—and those making the test could not tell which was the York [sic] state cheese and which was Klamath County’s product. While there is little if any difference in the product there is a decided per centage our way in cost as the eastern cheese costs eighteen and a half cents per pound while ours only costs eleven cents per pound.

Source: Medford Mail, November 17, 1899.

A Yamhill River Boat

Lyman H. Cook and Otto Walling are building a boat at McMinnville to be used to transport gravel to that place from the Henderson ford. The boat is to be 65 feet long and 17 wide. A great many people are skeptical as to the possibility of navigating the Yamhill that far up during the summer. The boat will carry 40 tons, and will also be used to carry wood to Portland. It will be built of native lumber, flat bottomed and very strong.

Source: Portland Oregonian, February 21, 1894.

John Kemble

John Kemble, a young Quartz Hill miner, is in a fair way to fortune through his rich gravel claim at Quartz Hill, four miles north of Redding. He has owned and worked the claim for the past five years with varying fortune. From small pockets to average paying ground he has been able to work his claim at a small profit, but did not have his natural miners hopes thoroughly realized until several days ago, when he took out sixteen ounces of the precious yellow metal in one day. This was not the end of his good fortune. Last week he is said to have cleaned up gold enough to fill seven half-pound baking powder cans. The gold is the wiry pocket gold, mixed with crystalized quartz. The Quartz Hill country has been noted for its rich gravel claims since early days. Early in the fifties the country was flooded with gravel miners and many good fortunes made. The late Tom Harrison, a pioneer miner of this district, made several fortunes in and around Quartz Hill. John Kemble married Tom Harrison’s youngest daughter several years ago. About six years ago, “Old Tom Harrison,” as he was generally known, made his last “raise” on his claim, which he had worked for years and which adjoins the one on which Kemble made his rich strike. Tom Harrison cleaned up about $5000 at this time, but shortly afterward died.

Source: “Mining Notes on the Coast,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 1903.

Marvin Edmison to Join Wentworth Academy Staff

LEXINGTON, Mo.—Marvin T. Edmison, Lincoln, will join the teaching staff at Wentworth military academy here next fall. He will teach mathematics and science.

Mr. Edmison is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and currently is doing graduate work there. He served with the army in World war [sic] II. He was released with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Before the war he was on the staff of Shattuck military academy, Faribault, Minn.

Source: Nebraska State Journal, May 31, 1947.

The Willamette Nursery

Probably the most extensive nursery of fruit and ornamental trees in our State is located at Oswego, and conducted by G.W. Walling & Son.  The elder Mr. Walling was in town yesterday and during a pleasant call he informed us that they had sold out all the stock of plum and prune trees in their nursery.  They have sold this season one hundred thousand prune and plum trees and have grafted three hundred thousand more which will be ready to set out in the new year.  This shows, that our people are going very heavily into the planting of plum and prune orchards, with a view of drying such fruit in the future for foreign markets.  Mr. Walling complains that last fall he exhibited, at the State Fair, specimens of prunes—dried and ready for market—raised on his own trees and preserved by himself, which were in fact the only true prunes exhibited, and the committee gave the premium to plums from which the pits were extracted and sugar inserted, which, of course, made a palatable article of fruit to the taste, but could not be strictly entitled prunes, nor could the article be manufactured and sold to advantage as a staple product.  He had staked everything on the cultivation of the prune in Oregon, and as it turns out, has made a success of it, for the people realize what Mr. Walling had the judgement to foresee, that the cultivation and manufacture of prunes promises great rewards to our producers.  He felt disappointed and annoyed when his genuine product was ignored and a premium given to a different article, but we hope that will not prevent his entering the field again.

Source:  Willamette Farmer, April 2, 1875.

Miss Walling to O.A.C. to Teach

Miss Gertrude Walling, teacher in the commercial department of the Springfield high school resigned her position last week to accept one in the commercial department of the Oregon Agricultural college.  The school board reluctantly accepted the resignation and Miss Walling left Friday for her new work.

She is a graduate of O.A.C., and when she was employed by the Springfield schools the directors were told that she was an especially capable young woman  and one whom they would want as an instructor as soon as a place could be made for her.

Miss Verna Tagg, a student of the college, has been elected to fill out Miss Walling’s unexpired term.

Source:  Lane County News, March 22, 1915.

Widow of Congressman Goes to Capital Post

Salem, Ore. (UP)—Mrs. James W. Mott, widow of Oregon’s late Republican congressman, has resigned as vice chairman of the Oregon state central Republican committee and gone to Washington, D.C., to do personnel work for a subcommittee of the armed forces committee in the House of Representatives.

Mrs. Mott has long been active in Oregon politics.  She was the only woman to be elected in the Oregon delegations to the last two Republican national conventions.

Rep. William Hess (R-O) is chairman of the subcommittee.  A ranking member of the main committee is Rep. Carl Vinson (D-Ga), a long-time friend of the Mott family and past chairman of the former naval affairs committee Mott served on when he was in Congress.

Source:  Troy Times Record, August 11, 1954.