Owing to the bitter controversy which has arisen at Jacksonville over the proposed ordinance issuing a license of $20 a month on auto stage lines running into that city, Mayor T.T. Shaw hand tendered his resignation. He will be suceeded by Emit Britt, who is president of the city council and the council will in turn elect a new member of the council.
Fire at an early hour today gutted the paint shop at the corner of Fifth and Grape streets but owing to the isolated location of the establishment the flames were easily checked. It is owned by D.J. Stull. The loss will range around $3,000, covered by insurance.
The oils inside the building burned fiercely for a time but a liberal use of water subdued them.
Placed on his honor by Martin L. Erickson, supervisor of the Crater National Forest, to appear in Medford and answer to a charge of stealing United States property, Alexander Zachery, a picturesque prospector and trapper of the backwoods, reached Medford yesterday from the country above Prospect and reported to the local forestry office. Mr. Erickson is still in the hills.
Zachery is charged with breaking into two ranger cabins, one on Union Creek and Brown's cabin, and stealing the government property stored therein. He was caught by Erickson who placed him on honor and sent him to Medford.
Zachery's case has excited considerable sympathy as he states that he stole to keep from starving. An effort will be made to get him off as lightly as possible.
Hereafter, according to an announcement today by Mayor Eifert, hoboes coming before the court must either leave town or work on the streets under the direction of Owney Patton, street commissioner. Two were put at work today.
When the vags are picked up they are fed but no attempt is made to guard them. They soon tire of the work and "beat it" which is the end sought.