MT 100: March 18, 1913

The case of the state versus Henry Lerch, secondhand dealer of this city, whose alleged Fagin-like practices caused his arrest some weeks ago, will come before the grand jury tomorrow, according to indications in the sheriff's office, whose subpoenas have been issued for witnesses.

Lerch is charged with having encouraged a number of local small boys to steal copper and lead about the city, which he purchased as junk. He was released on bail following a hearing in the justice's court in this city.


The grand jury which convened this morning at Jacksonville put in a very busy day, turning their attention first to cleaning up the criminal cases where men were bound over to await action.

A true bill was returned against Cecil A. Townsend for forgery. Townsend is confined in the county jail. He has been in trouble several times before.

Three indictments were returned against Frank Kelly, the "methodical" burglar who robbed a large number of stores in Medford and kept a complete set of books on his burglaries.

John Walker has been indicted for raising a check given for $2.25 to $42.25.

An indictment was returned against John Doe for pointing a revolver at another. Doe is not yet in custody.


In order to keep the general public at bay, and from over-running his office, thereby interfering to a great extent with the dispatch of business, County Clerk Gardner has had a counter installed in his office at Jacksonville which gives him a much-needed privacy. Heretofore the office was most accessible and many people insisted on using his desk as a lounging place.


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This is one of the greatest animal pictures ever produced, and there are enough exciting moments, hairbreadth escapes and daring ventures for the most blase.

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