Mail Tribune 100

August 18, 1913

Two Medford men giving the names of J. Titus and David Boggs were arrested at midnight Saturday night (Aug. 16, 1913) in company with two girls, Beatrice Cavenaugh, aged 15 and Myrtle Hanscom, aged 14, just as they were entering an Ashland Lodging House. One of the girls had on a dress, said to be the property of one of the men's wives which he had persuaded her to wear to disguise her age.

The girl's whereabouts were discovered through a phone message one of them sent to Grants Pass from Phoenix asking a family friend to send them some money. Instead the friend made a hurried auto trip to Medford, got the girl's father and arrived in Phoenix just as the two girls and their companions pulled out on the late train. The auto followed to Ashland, and the chief of police made the arrests at the request of the girl's father.

A charge of kidnapping will be filed against the men by the prosecuting attorney. Judge Kelley left for Ashland to probe the case Monday afternoon.

The Hanscom girl is a daughter of Mrs. Mike Spanos. (Note: Mr. Mike Spanos was convicted in the Sept. 22, 1912, murder of Greek immigrant George Dedaskalous) Prosecuting Attorney Kelly is in Ashland this afternoon attending the preliminary hearing.

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