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Mail Tribune 100, April 19, 1919

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

April 19, 1919

HARD CIDER STIRS EAGLE PT. YOUTH TO GO OVER THE TOP

There is a hard cider scandal brewing at Eagle Point which is being looked after by Sheriff Terrill and Prosecuting Attorney Roberts, but at present the details are lacking.

Word reached the prosecutor the other day that there was considerable drunkenness in that vicinity, especially among the youth, and as a result of too much cider imbibing a boy went over the top with a shotgun and nearly ended the life of another boy. The prosecutor sent the sheriff out to investigate the cider.

The sheriff had no difficulty in locating the fluid, two barrels and a half, but the owner was absent and so no arrest has yet been made. He brought in the half barrel Friday afternoon and cached it in the police station. Samples of the cider were taken to one of the teachers of the Medford high school for a chemical analysis to determine whether it contained explosives other than fermented apple juice.

RETURNED SOLDIER LOSES HIS MOTHER

Anyone interested in reuniting a returned soldier and his mother, can accomplish this purpose by calling the attention of Mrs. R. J. Weightman to this item. Her son, Harry C. Weightman, who has been unable to locate her since his recent discharge from the army, is now living at 410 Fifth street, apartment 22, Portland, Ore. He writes that his mother’s last known address was “General Delivery, Medford.” In a letter to the Mail Tribune received today Mr. Weightman writes as follows:

“I have been unable to communicate with my mother for some time. All my letters have been returned, and I have no other means of locating her so I though possibly you may be able to assist me in some way by giving publicity to the fact that I am very anxious to hear from her and want her to come and live with me.”

LINE OF MARCH VICTORY PARADE IS ANNOUNCED

The Victory Liberty Loan parade at 4:15 Monday afternoon promises to be a great success. Before noon today thirty-two organizations had applied for positions in the line and a number of others are known to be planning to participate.

New features in connection with the parade are being added by Parade Manager P. M. Hanney, among them an address by Congressman W. C. Hawley at the band stand in the park immediately following the big procession. The high school and city bands will also render a short concert before and after the speaking.

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