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Mail Tribune 100

Oct. 1, 1914

Protesting her innocence of the charge of defrauding the Jackson County Bank out of $280 through a certificate of deposit, Mrs. Fannie McNulty returned to this city from Boise, Idaho, this morning for trial in the custody of Sheriff Singler. Though lawyers of the Idaho capitol made strenuous efforts to induce her to resist extradition, Mrs. McNulty refused, and expressed a desire to return to this county without delay. She is confident of establishing a complete refutation of the charges.

According to the authorities, Mrs. McNulty maintains that she is a victim of circumstances and mistaken identity, and that she was never in the Jackson County Bank but once, and then with a woman friend to change a $20 bill. She asserts that Mrs. Sarah E. Collins, who alleges the certificate of deposit was stolen from the bottom of her trunk in her home on Second Street, told her of the loss of the check six months ago. Mrs. McNulty was running a rooming house in Boise when arrested.

All of the evidence against Mrs. McNulty was collected by the Pinkerton detective agency through the Portland branch. One of their most mysterious agents spent a week in this city sleuthing for the data, the most important being the similarity in handwriting between the signature on the deposit certificate, and the bill of sale for a cow that Mrs. McNulty owned.

A nice old gentleman who wore a G.A.R. button in the lapel of a faded blue coat, called upon residents of Evans Creek last June and decoyed from the pockets of many a dollar for a year's subscription to the "Globe." With each subscription went a dozen silver knives, forks and spoons. The harvests have been gathered and the leaves have turned to gold, but no "Globe" and no food utensils. Like many a prospect along that classic creek, the alluring offer failed to "pan out." It just occurred this week to a number of subscribers that they might have been bilked.

The nice old man was amiable and affable, and according to most of the deceived he was "right smart" of a talker. The receipts he gave for the dollar were written on an ordinary receipt book with the name "Globe" stamped at the top. Where the "Globe" is published is not known. In his stay on Evans Creek, the old man made many friends and promised to return in the spring for more subscribers. But in the meantime there is no new silver adorning the tables of that section.