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A party from the Steam Beer mines on Grave Creek reports plenty of water and Tom Criteser and his party busy at work. (Democrat Times, Jacksonville, Oregon, December 24, 1880)

Our Leland correspondant writes: T. J. Critzer, superintendent of the Steam Beer mine, has been making extensive improvements on their mining claims, and will be better prepared than ever to make a good run next Winter. (October, 1881)

Thomas Critser formerly a saloon keeper at Roseburg had a leg broken this week by being thrown from a wagon near Grave Creek, and he is now reported to be lying in a very precarious condition and with but slight chances of recovery. (October 7, 1882)

Jones Murder Trial

The case of the State of Oregon vs Nick Jones is in progress of trial at Roseburg before Judge Hanna, who is presiding for Judge Fullerton this week. Jones was indicted for killing Abe Hansbro who formerly lived at Grants Pass. Jones though bearing a bad reputation is supported by wealthy and influential relatives who have employed the best legal talent in Roseburg, while the state equally in earnest, has three able attorneys to assist the prosecuting officer. Judge John F. Caples of Portland is assisting the state. The case was argued and submitted on Friday. The evidence tends to show that both parties were under the influence of liquor, and had quarrelled during the day. That about 5 o'clock Hansbro in company with a friend went into a saloon. That Jones followed him up and informed the boys on the outside to wait as there was going to be a row, that Hansbro and him were going to have serious trouble. He went into the saloon pulled Hansbro away from the bar and on being struck, pulled a dirk knife and stabbed him three times from which wounds he died in about an hour. Great interest is being manifested in the trial, the court room being crowded all the time.(Rogue River Courier, December 17, 1892)
Rast & Criteser are just completing a commodious addition to their Roller Sour mills in this city. With the increased facilities they will be able to expeditiously handle the new crop, soon coming in, and better accomodate their many patrons. (Roseburg Review, August 10, 1893).

Mrs. T. P. Criteser and little son, of Columbia, Josephine county, are the guests of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Criteser, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Criteser recently suffered the loss of their home at Columbia, together with all their household goods, by fire. (Roseburg Review, Roseburg, Oregon, August 25, 1901)