Mail Tribune 100: January 26, 1913

That Wells Lounsberry, convicted train robber, formerly an orchardist in this valley, was the coolest man in the courtroom during his recent trial in Kansas City and that he made little effort to save himself, is the statement of Ralph Woodford, postmaster, who returned yesterday night from Kansas City where he was called with a number of other local people as a witness in the case.

"Lounsberry at no time seemed concerned as to the outcome of the trial," states Mr. Woodford, "but was apparently without interest in the case. It attracted much attention, the courtroom being crowded.

"The trial was of short duration inasmuch as it was not clearly shown that he had placed lives in jeopardy in robbing the mail he escaped with a light sentence. Lounsberry was apparently glad to see the boys from Medford and discussed many topics foreign to his case with them."


H.J. Ramsey, promologist in charge of fruit transportation and storage investigation, bureau of plant industry, department of agriculture, has written Prof. P.J. O'Gara as follows:

"We are going to issue the results of our past season's investigations with Bartlett pear precooling and storage in one of the next numbers of the bi-monthly Bureau of Plant Industry circulars, and we have a number of separates on the Medford work struck off, so that they will be available for mailing to every pear grower in the Rogue River valley.

"We feel that the results of these investigations are of the greatest importance to the industry, and that they ought to be made available as soon as possible. We are hoping that conditions will be favorable for that coming season, and that we may be able to make the actual shipments to eastern markets after precooling and storage at the producing end."

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