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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 25, 1920 Continued

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

Sept. 25, 1920 Continued


In Justice Taylor’s court Friday afternoon three men were arraigned on the charge of robbing a group of men in a car of a Southern Pacific freight train, Sept. 20th, at the point of revolvers, taking all their money and watches and then forcing them to jump from the rapidly moving train while it was coming over the Siskiyous.

One of the alleged robbers is David Bearks, a brakeman of the train, whose home is in Ashland and who is an amateur pugilist who fights under the name of Kid West. He is held under $1,000 bond for his preliminary hearing, which will take place next Tuesday in Justice Taylor’s court.

The other two accused men, D. H. McLown and Clarence E. McQuade, after the men who had been robbed had given testimony against them yesterday afternoon were bound over to the grand jury on the charge of assault and robber in bonds of $1,000 each. All the men concerned were stealing a ride on the freight train when the robbery happened.

The robbers numbered four, and the arrests of the tree men accused was made by Sheriff Calkins of Yreka, who notified Sheriff Terrill who sent his deputies to bring them to Medford for trial. The fourth man, “John Doe,” escaped.


The latest reports from Crater Lake are that the snow there is increasing in depth, and that Friday forenoon the depth at the rim was 4 1/2 feet, and at Anna Spring camp 14 inches.

The stage arrived here last night with the last remaining hotel guest, all the others having either come down on Thursday’s stage or in their own cars, Yesterday’s stage had to be pulled by teams thru the snow up the hill just this side of park headquarters at Anna Spring camp.

The up-going stage Thursday could only get as far as Anna Spring camp, and from there its driver and one passenger made the trip on horseback to the lodge five miles up.

The stage did not leave Medford today for the lake and will not run again until word is received that the snow has lessened in Crater Lake park. Several passengers are waiting at the hotels to make the trip to the lake as soon as the stage can get through the snow.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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