June 11, 1917
LIBERTY BOND BOUGHT BY MEDFORD BOY
Billy Berrian, a ten-year-old Medford boy, today drew his savings from the Medford National bank and bought a fifty-dollar Liberty bond. Billy is the son of Superintendent Berrian of the Butte Falls state hatchery, and has set a good example for other boys to follow. What is the name of the next boy? We want it.
14 HOURS BY AUTO MEDFORD TO FRISCO
A new record for auto traveling from Medford to San Francisco has been made by W. V. B. Campbell, who left Medford Saturday morning with Walter Bowne in the former's Mercer roadster. Leaving at 5 o'clock in the morning, they arrived at Benicia ferry at 7:40 o'clock that evening and at the Oakland ferry at 9:40 o'clock and at the Palace Hotel at 10:30 o'clock. The running time to Oakland ferry was 14 hours and 20 minutes for the 416 miles.
DALEY CASE DISMISSED BY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
On motion of Prosecuting Attorney George Roberts in the circuit court Saturday afternoon, W. C. Daley, the Lake Creek pioneer, charged with criminal assault upon Miss Anna Dorn was released on a directed verdict of acquittal.
After the complaining witness had been placed upon the stand by the state and was unable to state her age, the county in which she lived or tell a coherent story of the crime, the prosecuting attorney decided it was a waste of time and money to continue action farther. Commendation of this move was heard throughout the court room, it being apparent that a continuation of the case would be folly, the general opinion being that the charge was trumped up by enemies of the Lake creek pioneer, the girl in the case being mentally deficient and a helpless victim in the hands of anyone wishing to impose upon her.
Many from here attended the carnival at Medford and pronounce it the best that Medford ever had.