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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 18, 1919

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

Nov. 18, 1919

REAL FAIRIESSEEN IN IRISH THICKETS

Dublin. — A case just heard in the Tipperary courts reveals the survival in Ireland of a belief in the fairies. It was a claim for compensation for cutting trees and bushes around a fort at Shanbally. The claimant said he specially valued these bushes as “there was dancing and lights there every night.” It was alleged that the defendant had taken away the bushes to evict the fairies. The judge pointed out that if there were any fairies they would visit their anger on the man who dared to cut the bushes and not on the owner. He did not accept the fairy theory and dismissed the claim.

GRANTS PASS BOY FORGES CHECKS IS CAUGHT IN CITY

“Sammie Richey, the boy who was sought by the officers upon a charge of obtaining money from various business houses upon fraudulent checks, was apprehended Saturday evening and was returned to this city,” says the Grants Pass Courier.

The lad has confessed the plan of his operations as a forger of checks, and states that no one else was interested with him in the work. He says that he had cashed seven checks in all, the amount represented being $71, the checks being given as follows: One for $6 at the Timmons second hand store; $20, C. L. Hobart; $10, F. B. Olding; $7, Cramer Bros.; $10, Grants Pass Hardware company; $12, Rogue River Hardware company; $6, a garage not identified.

“With the proceeds of his work in Grants Pass Richey went to Medford upon his bicycle, and put up at one of the hotels. In Medford he purchased a Ford “bug,” making a payment of $50 down and agreeing to pay $30 per month on the balance of the purchase price of $350.”The amounts of which the various business houses were defrauded are being repaid, and Richey will be held to the grand jury, his bonds being placed at $500.”

LOCAL BRIEFS

Fatty is here, not Fatty Arbuckle but those nice, fat, large, juicy Sealshipt eastern oysters at the Medford Fish Market.

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The new Pacific highway section between Central Point and Gold Hill has been completed by the Clark & Henry Construction company with the exception of the overhead bridge part at Tolo and a few odds and ends in trimming up, and the company is shipping its machinery today to California. Thirty employees are thus thrown out of work and 30 more are left on the job temporarily to finish up the odds and ends.

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Postmaster Mims is happy over the receipt of a box of pecans as a Christmas present and a letter from his friend Colonel F. P. Holland of Dallas, Tex., publisher and editor of Holland’s Magazine and the Farm and Ranch, who was here with his wife two years ago when they were entertained and shown about the valley by Colonel Mims, who has since then annually sent them boxes of fine pears.