Fear of some union, which he had evidently betrayed at some time during his life, has evidently caused Ray Brown of Seattle to lose his mind.
He was picked up by the police this morning when he appealed to them to shield him from his enemies. Brown arrived in Medford yesterday from the north.
Brown imagines that he can hear the voices of former comrades threatening him in every conceivable manner and grows angry when friends say they do not also hear the voices. He will probably be sent to the asylum for the insane. He refused to state what union he belonged to or who was after him.
Lawrence Roundtree, who lives with an uncle and who will be 16 years of age in June, was sent to the Boys and Girls Aid Society at Portland this morning by Juduvenile Judge F.L. Tou Velle. The boy is said to have attempted to wrong a 5-year-old baby girl.
At his hearing before Judge Tou Velle today, the boy admitted for the first time that he was guilty and when asked if he knew it was wrong, he stated he did, and that he did not know why he had done so. Judge Tou Velle, believing that the boy should be given a chance, sent him to the Aid Society rather than to the reform school. He has never had the advantage of a mother's training.