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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 20, 1919

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

Nov. 20, 1919

TRAIN ROBBER SENDS WIRE OF THANKS TO U.P. FOR HOLD-UP MONEY

Casper, Wyo., Nov. 20. — William Carlisle, train bandit, walked into the Western Union office here today while scores of heavily armed men searched the surrounding country for him, and sent a telegram to the Union Pacific railroad office in Cheyenne thanking the railroad for the money he secured from passengers on the Los Angeles limited train which he held up near Medicine Bow Tuesday night.

The message read:“Union Pacific, Cheyenne:

Thanks for haul on your limited. Some detective force!

(Signed) Carlisle.”

CARTER’S ACCOMPLICE ADMITS ROBBERY OF LOCAL SERVICE STA.

A reminder of the burglary of the Medford service station on the night of August 24th by Willis E. Carter, the spectacular and daring Los Angeles auto thief, alleged silk burglar and would-be jail breaker, and his accomplice, Eugene T. Butcher, the night before Carter was arrested at Roseburg, is contained in a telegram received yesterday by Chief of Police Timothy from Chief of Police Home of Los Angeles.

This telegram relates that Butcher, who escaped when Carter was arrested at Roseburg, is in custody at Los Angeles and that he has made a written confession that he and Carter, while en route to Roseburg in a stolen Cadillac car, stopped here long enough to break into the Medford Service Station and steal three tires and other property, which was recovered in the stolen auto at Roseburg.

“Consult your district attorney and advise me at once if you will send for Butcher,” says the telegram.

Prosecutor Roberts on his arrival home this forenoon from Salem said that he did not care to have the county go to the expense of bringing back Butcher for trial if the Los Angeles police had any case against him and at once telegraphed to Chief of Police Home for further particulars.

INTEREST GROWINGIN Y. W. C. A. HOME HERE

Every day sees an increase in the interest Medford is showing in a Y. W. C. A. here. The younger girls are all hoping it will become a reality. The work is so attractive and appeals mightily to them.

The plan for Medford is to get a secretary here and use available rooms that would be suitable so that it will not be necessary to build a home. All the club work, study, and girl reserve work can be put on very effectively and possibly some gymnasium work also. The expense will be for the upkeep only and the benefit will be boundless.

Medford is lacking in interest for her girls; a Y. W. C. A. will fill that want to a very large measure.

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