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Mail Tribune 100

Nov. 16, 1914

Ashland defeated Medford 13 to 0 Saturday afternoon before the largest crowd that ever saw a football game in Southern Oregon. The feature of the game was the refreshing display of school spirit shown by the victors. Medford visitors returned full of praise for this side light. The Ashland students paraded upon the field bearing a coffin labeled "Medford — Not forgotten." The lid of the coffin was lifted and seven pigeons, bearing the Ashland colors, were liberated.

Fumbles cost Medford a chance for victory in the opening quarter. Once when Ashland was weakened by the fast plunging of the local backs and they were within 20 yards of a goal, a fumble lost them the ball. A couple of times a line plunge was ordered when an end-run was in order, and this proved costly. In the remaining time, Ashland recovered her nerve and tore off yardage with great regularity.

W.P. Bailey of Jacksonville lies at Sacred Heart Hospital in a precarious condition as the result of being kicked in the head this morning by a horse. The forehead was crushed by the force of the animal's hoof, causing a compound fracture of the skull. The injured man was rushed to this city at breakneck speed, and Drs. Golden and Scales operated upon him.

Bailey was in the act of placing the crupper under the horse's tail when he was kicked. He was formerly in the livery stable at the county seat, and is well known.

Motions for new trials were argued before Judge Calkins of the circuit court today in the cases of Major W.J. Canton, convicted of an unnatural crime, and Mrs. Fannie McNulty, convicted of forgery. In the case of Major Canton, a decision was taken under advisement, and in the case of Mrs. McNulty the motion was denied, and 15 days' stay allowed pending the filing of an appeal to the Supreme Court.

The grounds asking for a new trial for Major Canton were insufficiency of evidence, and the incompetency of the evidence of Dick Coffman, the chief witness for the state, alleging that his testimony was rehearsed and that the state statutes prohibit the testimony of a person of an unsound mind.