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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 13, 1919

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

Nov. 13, 1919

JURY ACQUITS FRED DUTTON IN FIVE MINUTES

Fred Dutton, well known Eagle Point district farmer was acquitted by a jury in circuit court at Jacksonville yesterday five minutes after the case had been given to the jury for consideration. The case had attracted much attention in the Eagle Point and Lake Creek districts. Prosecutor Roberts represented the state at the trial and Gus Newbury the defendant.

Mr. Dutton was charged with the larceny of a cow alleged to belong to W. C. Daley, a prominent Lake Creek farmer, but the testimony was so clear and convincing that it indicated that if there had been any taking of the animal it was entirely a mistake such as arises on the range by mismarking of animals by the men who are riding on the range.

Mr. Dutton and Frank Bybee were partners in the increase of several head of cows and at the completion of the partnership a division was made giving to Dutton the heifers and to Bybee the steers, and the alleged stolen heifer came off from the range with the Bybee-Dutton partnership mark, but when the animal shed off in the spring it contained the brand of another Butte creek farmer.

The evidence, however, disclosed the fact that when the defendant discovered the other brand on the animal he promptly repaired to the home of Mr. Daley and informed him of the fact and made an offer either to deliver the animal or to buy it, if it proved to be Mr. Daley’s.

The animal broke out of the enclosure in which it was confined, strayed off on the range and had not been found when the grand jury met and Dutton was indicted.

SOUSA’S BAND AT ASHLAND SUNDAY

The name of Lieutenant John Philip Sousa is a household word in every part of the civilized world, and he has certainly done more to educate the great masses in music than any other living man. Sousa’s band music is different from other band music because Sousa’s instrumentation is more elaborate than that of any other band, and his resources for producing effects are much more elaborate than that of any other band, and his resources for producing effects are much more elaborate than is usual with either bands or orchestras. This, together with the unequaled excellence of the individual players, is a reason why there is so much enthusiasm and enjoyment at a Sousa concert. Another, and the main reason is, that the personality of Sousa himself so dominates the performances of the band that the results are beyond comparison, and makes the Sousa Style inimitable.

Sousa and his band will be at Ashland Armory Sunday afternoon. Seat sale now on at Palmer’s Music Store.

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