A warrant for the arrest of John Doe Peterson was issued out of Justice Taylor's Court yesterday morning, charging Peterson with the crime of larceny by bailee.
Early this week Peterson represented to the Medford Harness Company that he had just bought an interest in the West Side Livery Stable and upon these representations secured under a lease a set of double harness of the value of $50.
Yesterday evening the harness company discovered that Peterson had shipped out a carload of horses together with the harness, and was en route to Washington. A warrant was issued for his arrest and the authorities along the route of the shipment wired to take Peterson in custody.
Four members of the 7th Company, Earl and Rollin Hubbard, James Vance and Robert Kinleyside, with three pack burros and a complete camping outfit, started this morning on a 350-mile jaunt in search of adventure. These four knight errants will not use their burros for chargers but to carry their supplies. They intend to make the trip in 30 days, returning in time to go to Fort Stevens with the company.
The Medford Fire Department made a quick run this afternoon to the home of Mrs. Le Master on South Front, where a woodshed was on fire. the woodshed burned to the ground, but through efficient work on the part of the fireboys, surrounding buildings were saved.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin of 166 N. Main Street, Ashland, was seriously burned while its parents were picnicking on Little Butte Creek yesterday. The mother was filling the alcohol lamp to warm the baby's milk when the wind blew the flame into the alcohol, causing it to explode. The child was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment and Dr. Conroy reports that it is badly burned about the face and neck.
The baby was one of the prize winners at the state baby show at Salem last fall.