June 10, 1914
By the confession of a delinquent girl of this city held in the Boys and Girls Aid Society home at Portland, charges of flagrant immorality have been made against 14 young boys of this city, between the ages of 14 and 17 years. The confession was made to the superintendent of the home who turned the list of boys over to the juvenile authorities who have been investigating the case. All the boys implicated will be hailed before the juvenile authorities this week.
Prosecutor Kelly announced today that sensational developments in the youthful vice ring, with added names, could be expected when the bottom of the unsavory affair was reached. All those implicated were attending school, and all were members of Sunday school classes.
The news of the confession created consternation among the boys.
Detective Enos of Fresno, Cal., arrived this morning to take back for trial on a charge of swindling women Professor W.E. Garland, who has been held in the city jail since Saturday, and left at once for Salem to secure requisition papers from Governor West. The profession is quite willing to go back for trial. Monday (June 8, 1914) he declared the city jail was an ideal prison, and today he changed his opinion, and denounced it as worse than anything in Russia or Mexico. Garland has made a strong effort to have the case dropped through Fresno friends, but his lawyers wanted $1,000 for the negotiations and the prisoner balked.
The Hall Taxi Co. will begin next Sunday to run an auto excursion to Bybee's bridge to accommodate fishing and excursion parties. Get your lunch ready and spend a day on the river. The rates will be $1 for round trip or 75Ę one way.
If these excursions prove a success, the Hall Taxi company will continue the excursion every Sunday during the coming summer. Phone 190 for seat and further information.
HALL TAXI CO.