September 21, 1913
Judge Mahlon Purdin is the latest favorite of fortune said to be selected by the city council for mayor. While no announcement had been made it is street rumor that Judge Purdin is acceptable to all factions in and out of the council.
Judge Purdin has been a resident of Medford for many years and prominent in the life of the community. He has served a term in the legislature and held city office. His appointment could be criticised, though friends doubt his acceptance.
Chess players of the valley will meet at the Oaks pool hall Thursday evening (Sept. 25, 1913) at 7:30 o'clock to begin the first game of a series for the championship of southern Oregon. All chess players are invited to attend.
Fred Callahan of New York, who is walking across the country, arrived in Medford yesterday morning and received a letter from Acting Mayor Summerville signifying that he had arrived here. Callahan left New York March 1, and has stopped off 4,300 miles since he started. he expects to get back to New York by December 17. Along the way he is collecting data for the use of tourists as to hotel accommodations, etc. He will depart from in front of the Nash Hotel tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock for Grants Pass.
Prosecuting Attorney Kelly has taken an appeal from the decision of Circuit Judge Calkins in the Medford liquor cases in which the ruling was made that the proprietors of saloons could not be held responsible for the acts of their employees in selling liquor to minors. This case was one of the side issues of the charges against Councilman Millar last winter and concerns practically every saloon in the city. McClatchy Foreign Staff
"The appeal was taken," said Prosecutor Kelly, "in accordance with the stipulation made by attorneys of prosecutions and defense before Judge Calkins in which it was agreed to carry the matter to the supreme court for a ruling on the subject."