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Mail Tribune 100, June 30, 1919

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

June 30, 1919


As the Medford aftermath of the unusually heavy travel by auto and train to Hilt and Hornbrook Saturday and Sunday the police arrested four men on intoxication charges and one on a bootlegging charge. There were hundreds of autos making the trip to the California towns Sunday, most of the occupants were bent on satisfying their thirst before the great national drought becomes effective.

Sheriff Terrill and deputies kept a vigilant eye out in the Siskiyous for bootleggers, and the sheriff was on the job personally all of last night, but not arrests were made. The bootlegging fraternity evidently fears the law at the final windup and is very cautious. The Jackson county authorities are of the opinion that the bootleggers are caching their illicit booze on the California side of the mountain, intending to get it after the excitement incidental to the national prohibition act going into effect blows over.

Phil McCool, a northern Californian, who was found intoxicated on the streets at 1 a.m. Sunday, was fined $15 and costs today by Justice Taylor. Three other men arrested for intoxication Sunday and who put up $15 cash bail each as a guarantee that they would be in court today had failed to put in appearance up to this afternoon. A man from Crescent City whom the police claim is a bootlegger and who was arrested for having nine pints of whiskey in his possession was to have been arraigned late this afternoon.


The Crater Lake season officially opens tomorrow and in the morning the Crater Lake stages will begin the regular schedule. The road has been opened to the rim of the lake and the hotel can easily be reached by tomorrow. Two tourists are already booked to take passage on the stage tomorrow and others are expected to arrive on the trains today or Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Parkhurst arrived by auto Sunday from Portland with a party of men and women who will reinforce the employees at the hotel and other concessions of the Crater Lake company, and the entire party departed for the lake this morning.

A new feature of this season will be musical entertainments for the hotel guests at the lodge which will be given by two Eugene young women. Court Hall, who will look after the Crater lake routing of tourists for the eastern tourist agencies has established his office in the Commercial club where he will answer all questions pertaining to Crater Lake travel and accommodations. Returning visitors from the lake reported that Sunday there were ten guests at the Crater Lake lodge and more were coming every hour.

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