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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 30, 1919

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

Aug. 30, 1919


Portland, Ore., Aug. 30.— There is to be no crusade in Portland against women who desire to war men’s habiliments, providing they comport themselves properly in all other respects. This was the edict today of Municipal Judge Rossman following the arrest and acquittal of Mrs. Jeanette Van Eggen, who was arrested Thursday while dressed in men’s trousers. A considerable number of women telephoned to the authorities to ask if they would be arrested for appearing on the streets in khaki outing trousers.

Mrs. Van Eggen put up a sufficient argument to procure her release.


The murder mystery which came to light thru the finding of the remains Friday of an unknown man with his skull crushed buried on the top of a lonely mountain three miles south of Jacksonville was the chief topic of discussion in this section yesterday and today, but the identity of the murder victim as well as the circumstances surrounding his tragic death are still a deep mystery.

There are conjectures and theories as to the murder and murdered man. In the course of a year, many prospectors and roving laborers come and go, especially the latter, and depart without saying a word to anyone. A man will work at a ranch for some time and then disappear without giving notice of his future plans.

But the county authorities, because of the fact that two visiting cards were found in the pockets of the murdered man bearing the printed name “A. F. Raynor,” are inclined to think that that was the dead man’s name, as it is reasoned that a man would not have more than one visiting card of someone else.

The identity of the dead man is more likely to be discovered thru these cards and the insurance card bearing the name, “M. Grace Brunsbaugh,” than thru the clothing he wore, it is conjectured. Relative to the new No. 7 overshoes found in the pack sack of the murder victim which were purchased at Kidd’s shoe store, a clerk at the store remembers selling a pair of new overshoes to a man wearing a red sweater about the first of the year. As the clerk recalls it, the purchaser was about 40 years old. Sheriff Terrill who expects to put in some hard work trying to solve the murder mystery, and Chief of Police Timothy both were out of the city today. They expect to return late this afternoon.

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