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Mail Tribune 100

Oct. 26, 1914

The first case before the petit jury for the October term of the circuit court was called this morning, it being the case of the state vs. J.B. Casey of Ashland, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. It will be completed this afternoon.

A grand jury for the February term of court was drawn this morning, and adjourned by Judge F.M. Calkins, subject to call of the court, or until February 15.

Prosecutor Kelly will call the larceny and burglary cases first. The cases of Mrs. Fannie McNulty, charged with forgery in which the Jackson County Bank was defrauded, it is alleged, out of $280, and that of Major Canton of this city, accused of a black crime in which considerable local interest is centered, will be called about the middle of the week according to present plans.

Leonard Oorthuys, who lives near Talent, recently received a letter from relatives in Holland describing the wreckage of the three English battleships by the German submarines. In the letter they told of the remarkable experience of an 18-year-old English boy. The boy was on the first ship wrecked. As the ship sunk, he jumped into the sea and swam to and was taken aboard the second ship, just as it was struck. He was again thrown into the sea, was rescued by the third ship and was again wrecked, this time to be in the water for three hours before being picked up by a Dutch fishing boat. The boy, on being finally rescued, said he was pickled and couldn't drown.

Now that all other means for gaining the establishment of a fish ladder on Klamath River, near Klamathon, so that salmon may ascend the river to this region have failed, the state Fish and Game Commission proposed to appeal to the United States Indian Service for help, suggesting to the service that it take the matter up with government officials on the ground that the dam erected by California-Oregon Power Company near Klamathon stops the annual run of salmon to Upper Klamath Lake and thus deprives the Klamath Indians of an essential source of food supply. For years the Indians have spent much of the spring, summer and fall months catching salmon and drying them for winter food, and it is said that during the last winter some of them actually suffered because they did not have this supply. — Klamath Northwestern