May 1, 1914
May 1, 1914
Friends of A.G. Fuller, well known in this city and Grants Pass, and sentenced to from three to twenty years in the state prison for a statutory offense involving Beatrice Kavanaugh, a 15-year-old girl, have inaugurated a movement to secure his pardon. Fuller has a wife and family, and has a position awaiting when the prison gates jar open. He is a skilled mechanic.
The case of Fuller was one of the most salacious in the court annals of Jackson County, the evidence showing that the married man was madly infatuated with Beatrice Kavanaugh, and wrote her dozens of letters full of endearing and affectionate terms. These epistles were introduced as evidence against him. The girl's parents at the time of the trial sided with Fuller.
The conviction culminated a series of escapades involving Beatrice Kavanaugh and Myrtle Hanscom, both young girls; W. Titus, now in Texas; Dave Boggs, recently arrested by the police, and Fuller.
Prosecutor Kelly said this afternoon that he would not oppose a pardon for Fuller, under the belief that he has learned his lesson, and for the future of his family.
David Goldstein, who is to lecture at the Page theater tonight on "Christianity vs. Socialism," will arrive on No. 16 today from California points, where he has already conducted a successful campaign. Mr. Goldstein has a good reputation as a speaker and ready debater and should put up a good talk on the subject at hand. The lecture is scheduled for 8 o'clock and is free to all.
(From the Tidings)
Since January 1, the local police have handled 2,984 wayfarers, and since the first of November last, almost 6,000 have passed through Ashland. During the past month 954 have been housed at the police station and passed on. This shows from 20 to 54 have been handled each day during the month.
When these figures are taken into consideration, it is considered remarkable that not a robbery of any kind has been reported to the police. No crime of any kind out of the ordinary has disturbed the local quiet.
Chief Porter's men are certainly to be congratulated upon the manner in which they deal with this class of men.