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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 2, 1919

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

Oct. 2, 1919


Through one of the most dastardly outrages in the history of Southern Oregon Carl Vowman, Michael McQuirk and William Miller came limping home about midnight last night almost on the verge of exhaustion from a fifteen miles hike from the Antelope creek country where they were deserted by Chris Gottlieb and George Porter who rode home hilariously and luxuriously in the formers auto. It was not only the acme of atrocities, as is freely and loudly admitted by Carl, Mike and Bill, but a very sad ending to a hunting trip and an otherwise perfect day — for Chris and George.

The entire party left the city yesterday morning to hunt Chinese pheasants and quail and on reaching the hunting grounds separated, Gottlieb and Porter taking the auto and departing to hunt a few miles away and agreeing to return late in the afternoon and pick the others up. They never did.

When darkness came on the forlorn desert the men started to foot it home in the rain with many sundry remarks which heated the chilly atmosphere all the way, and bringing along all the game they had bagged during the day consisting of three robins, two jackrabbits and seven chipmunks. On the weary drag home they met 50 autos going the other way and not one en route this way.

Last evening after the deserters had devoured a big two-inch beefsteak and got to thinking of their hunting companions dragging their way homeward through the sticks and rain Gottlieb and Porter became conscience stricken and regretted that they had not left the three at least 30 miles from the city instead of 15. Before going to bed they decided if the trio did not show up in the city by this forenoon they would go out and look for them.


The gifts of Theo Karle, the American tenor who sings at the Page theater Monday, October 6th, are not all confined to the “gentle arts.” The handsome young singer is well-known as a full-back in college football, an expert boxer, who has tackled men as big as Jim Corbett ( and Jim himself on several occasions), a skillful driver of racing machines (quite handy at road repairs, too), and a competent aviator, able to control the newest and heaviest types of American and foreign aeroplanes. In the unlikely event of the perfect tenor voice going suddenly out of fashion, it is not expected that young Theo Karle would find himself “out of a job.”

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