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Mail Tribune 100, May 1, 1919

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

May 1, 1919


Word has been received in Medford of the murder last Saturday on Ash creek, ten miles below Hornbrook of Charles Moon, a well known gold miner, son of A. S. Moon, an early pioneer settler in Sams Valley after whom Moonville was named.

According to report Moon was panning some dirt when he was shot, the murderer attempting to hide the crime by blowing his victim’s head off with dynamite and burning same with coal oil. Troy Mays, a prospector in that district alongside of whose cabin Moon had a tent, missed Moon Sunday and making search soon discovered the unfortunate man. He gave the alarm and on Tuesday Sheriff A. A. Calkins of Siskiyou county arrested Joseph Isakewski, a settler in that district as a suspect. The coroner’s jury rendered a verdict that Moon came to his death at the hands of parties unknown. Isakewski stoutly maintained his innocence but made so many conflicting statements that he is being held pending further investigation.

Mr. Moon was a member of a very large family, there being thirteen children born to his parents, of whom eight are still alive. The brothers nearby are Newman Moon of North Bend, Coos county, and Ralph Moon of Fort Klamath, Klamath county. The latter arrived on the scene Tuesday evening, being brought to Yreka by Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Sisemore of Fort Klamath.


Portland, May 1. — Only one girl, out of 221 students enrolled in the Girls’ Polytechnic school here, hopes to live at home and be her own housekeeper, altho all but two of the girls have decided upon their life careers, according to answers received today to questions regarding their life ambitions.

Of 38 occupations listed by the girls in their answers sewing proved the most popular with 42 students who were willing to claim it as their life work. Stenography came second, 39 girls listing it as their chosen work, while millinery with 22, nursing with 20, teaching 13, music 11, domestic science 10, and domestic art 8, followed. Among the more unusual occupations, each chosen by at least one girl, are postal clerk, actress, fancy dancer, florist, retouch, advertising, short story writer, lawyer, physician, singer, cook, telegraph operator, sculptor and illustrator.

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