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Mail Tribune 100, May 29, 1920 Continued

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

May 29, 1920 Continued

MRS. LARK EVANS FREE, COURT TAKES CASE FROM JURY

Mrs. Lark Evans, who has been under charges here for months past in connection with the robbery of W. G. White of Grants Pass, for which her husband was found guilty some time ago and sentenced to 15 years in the penitentiary, is at last a free woman.

At her trial in circuit court at Jacksonville on the charge of alleged unlawful relations with Evans preferred by the state, which attempted to prove that she was not the wife of Evans, Judge Calkins this noon took the case away from the jury on the grounds that the state had failed to produce proof that she and Evans were not married. District Attorney Roberts then dismissed the other two charges against Mrs. Evans on which she was indicted some time ago, one of larceny of White’s car and the other of assault to rob White.

Thus, Mrs. Evans is legally freed from all connection with the sensational White robbery case. She was defended by Gus Newbury.

CENTRAL POINT NOW BOASTS A CITY LIBRARY

Central Point, May 27. — (Special) — Central Point now boasts a City Library, the same being located in the Cowley building on Second street. The opening, which took place Tuesday, May 25, was quite a success in both a social and a financial way. The refreshments served under the supervision of Mrs. R. H. Paxson and Mrs. D. R. Terret, assisted by other ladies of the community, were fine and met with a ready sale. On Saturday afternoon, May 29, the ladies of the community will hold a sale at the library rooms of home cooked pies, cakes, rolls, etc., the proceeds to go for furniture, awning and other necessary equipment for the library. Everyone is invited and urged to attend an patronize this sale and help the good thing along, thereby making a well equipped library a permanent thing here.

LOCAL BRIEFS

The Junior Prom of the high school held last night at the natatorium was a very enjoyable affair with about 60 couples from the senior and junior classes, and alumni, present as well as members of the faculty. The hall was tastefully decorated in the junior class colors, purple and white. An orchestra furnished music. The patrons and patronesses were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Vance, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Normile and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Grey.

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If you forgot to purchase food supplies for over Monday it is not yet too late to do so, perhaps, for the stores will all be closed Monday.

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