Mail Tribune 100

May 9, 1913

Mrs. William Welsh appealed to County Judge F.L. Tou Velle today for protection against her husband, more familiarly known as "Windy Bill," who, she says, has threatened her life. When Judge Tou Velle was not emphatic enough in his reply that he would, Mrs. Welsh proceeded to read the riot act to him. Her tongue-lashing of Judge Tou Velle attracted a great crowd in the corridor of the court house.

When Mrs. Welsh first made her appeal to the judge she demanded that Bill be locked up at once. Judge Tou Velle stated that he would see what he could do. The reply was evidently not entirely satisfactory and the judge "got his."

Mrs. Welsh is known in the city as "Galloping Sal." On several occasions she has "bawled out" officials in the city, her wrath the last time being directed at Officer Cingcade, whom she blamed for allowing someone to steal a few pictures from her daughter.


The two tramps arrested at Medford Thursday morning (May 9, 2013) on suspicion of being the men who looted the Golden Rule store at Roseburg have both acknowledged their guilt. They wore when arrested stolen shoes and hats and 65 of the 100 pennies taken from the store till. The missing 35 cents was spent for food at Grants Pass.

Two suits of clothes were included in the loot from the store, but the trousers worn by one of the thieves was all that was found of either suit. They claimed that other hoboes stole the missing garments, a story that the officers do not believe. It is thought the men cashed them somewhere between Roseburg and Medford. The thieves say they rode the blind of the south-bound Shasta Limited out of Roseburg during the Tuesday-Wednesday midnight hour, but they were put off at Glendale where they subsequently boarded a freight train and continued their trip south.


Mrs. C.E. Swainson died at her home in this city at 3 o'clock this morning. She leaves a husband and a 10-day-old daughter. She will be taken to her former home at Iola, Kansas, for interment. With her at the time of her death was her husband, her mother, Mrs. C.L. Whittaker and a sister of Iola.

Mr. and Mrs. Swainson have resided in Medford over two years. Mr. Swainson is a printer and has been employed in different shops of the city, the past few months by the Mail Tribune.

Mrs. Swainson was born at Iola, Kansas, and was 22 years, two months and 24 days old. She had a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn her death.

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