October 6, 1913
Edward White, alleged hotel swindler, whom Prosecuting Attorney Kelly believes has a different name for every town, was bound over to the grand jury this morning by Justice of the Peace Glenn Taylor on a charge of defrauding Emil Mohr of the Medford Hotel out of $4.20 last Friday by means of a fake C.O.D. delivery package.
White conducted his own defense and testified in his own behalf, giving evidence of a magical nature that astounded. White testified that he turned over a shirt box to a Postal Telegraph messenger full of shirts and when it reached the Medford Hotel it was full of Sacramento papers of an old date. In explaining the transition from shirts to news Mr. White told a tangled tale that the court did not believe.
Evidence was introduced proving conclusively the movements of White, including his operation in Grants Pass and Ashland, where he is alleged to have swindled and attempted to swindle.
The sheriff's office will take a picture of White and send it to the Burns and Pinkerton detective agencies for identification, the local authorities believing that he has a long criminal record. He is the shrewdest gent the local police have had anything to do with in a long time. (Note: See the Oct. 4 Mail Tribune 100 for more on this crime at www.mailtribune.com/100)