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Mail Tribune 100

June 14, 1915


(From the Seattle Times)

To have been mistaken for Gov. James Withycombe of Oregon and treated as such from Medford, Oregon to Los Angeles, California, was the unusual experience encountered by Rev. R.W. MacCullough, Ph.D., pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, while recently en route to the Northern Baptist Convention.

When Rev. MacCullough passed his former pastorate at Medford, his old congregation pleasantly surprised him by meeting his train and showering him with roses, as well as presenting him with roast chicken and sufficient delicacies to last him until he reached Los Angeles. Passengers on the train, seeing these attentions, immediately concluded that their fellow passenger was none less than the governor of Oregon.

Rev. MacCullough did not discover this, although he saw them pointing him out, until they were leaving San Francisco for Los Angeles. Some eastern pastors boarded the train and were told in whispers that the governor of Oregon was on board. One of them recognized Rev. MacCullough and came forward.

"Gentlemen," he said, loudly so that the whole car heard, "I must disabuse your minds. This is nothing but a poor Baptist preacher."

Whereupon a great laugh went up and Rev. MacCullough was quite a lion all the way to Los Angeles. While at the conference he had the distinction of preaching in the Knox Presbyterian church and addressing the students' bible institute. He will occupy his pulpit in Seattle tomorrow.


(Grants Pass Courier)

Complaint was registered today in the justice court against Ed Wallace and his two sons, Earl and Ted, and against Albert Mead and Homer Farlow, charging them with violating the law prohibiting fishing within 200 feet of a dam or fishway. The arrests were made as the result of a raid by deputy wardens at the Golden Drift dam at an early hour this morning. Wardens Walker of Medford and Applegate of Gold Hill were at the dam during the night and saw illegal fishing in progress between the hours of 11 and 1 o'clock, at which time the arrests were made.

The wardens counted 15 men and boys at the dam during the time, and when attempt was made to take the lawbreakers into custody there was a general scattering into the brush, and the names of five men, as above were turned into the court.