December 2, 1913

The school census as completed by School Clerk Stine shows 1,694 children of school age in Medford. A slight gain over the corrected census of a year ago. The census shows 874 boys, 820 girls. There are more children named Wilson than any other name. All the children are white except one (black) and one (Japanese). Beatty street has the most children in proportion to population.


City Recorder Foss has received word from the attorney general that the recent registration is void and those seven hundred people who registered must register again if they want to vote at the city election January 13.

At the council meeting tonight the registration boards will be appointed and registration will be set for 10 days from December 13 to December 23.

This ruling of the attorney general throws out the city regulations of the state, and the experience in Medford is common to all other communities.

H.C. Kentner is on trial in the circuit court today charged with the alleged embezzlement of $5,000. The case is not expected to go to the jury before noon tomorrow.

About twenty-five witnesses will be called by the state and defense, some as character witnesses. A jury was secured this morning.

The particular contention is expected to center around the books of the then H.C. Kentner company and entries therein. The state's case is conducted by Prosecutor Kelly and A.E. Reames appears for the defense.

The indictment alleges the embezzling of $5,000, but it is further averred that a shortage of $14,000 exists.


Mr. and Mrs. Bert A. Daugherty entertained with a bounteous Thanksgiving dinner at their orchard home near Talent. The house was tastefully decorated with laurel berries and autumn leaves. The afternoon was spent in music and conversation.

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