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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 8, 1919 Continued

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

Nov. 8, 1919 Continued


In speaking of his development of what is regarded as the highest type of concert band in the world, John Philip Sousa has said: “There are many of the greatest works of the old masters that an orchestra cannot produce, while there are few of these masterpieces that a perfectly balanced band cannot produce effectively in the purest form. The band as constituted in my organization, therefore fills a position in the concert world that is broader, and with greater possibilities than any symphony orchestra can construct with strings.” Sousa will be in Ashland on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, at the armory with his band and soloists. Tickets are on sale at Palmer’s Piano store.


Sacramento, Cal., Nov. 8. — Arrested here last night when they paraded into the city after having halted a train on which they sought to come from Davis to advertise today’s football game between the state university farm school and the University of Nevada, 147 students of the farm school were today released on each agreeing to pay the railroad company 54 cents, the fare from Davis to Sacramento, a charge of attempting to avoid payment of railroad fare against each being dismissed.

Still dressed in the fantastic garb, some in underwear and pajamas, which they had worn at a football rally at Davis last night, the students paraded out of the court room in single file and lock-stepped through the streets of Sacramento to the depot where they awaited a train that would take them back to Davis.

David M. Garrett, yell leader, as spokesman for his fellows, told the court today that last night someone had suggested that they all go to Sacramento in fantastic garb to parade the streets and advertise the game.

When they boarded the train someone is a spirit of fun, Garrett said, has refused to pay his fare and others followed this lead. At Micon, a flag station near Sacramento, the conductor stopped the train and when payment of fare still was refused he uncoupled the engine and went to Sacramento where a riot call was turned in at the police station.

Meanwhile the students had left the train and headed by a bass drummer, were parading down the county highway toward Sacramento. They were greeted at the city limits by a squad of policemen and were marched to the city jail where during the night they kept all other inmates awake with college yells and songs.

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