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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 28, 1921

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

Feb. 28, 1921

5 DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY 1 NOT GUILTY

Pleas of guilty were entered in the circuit court this morning by five men, indicted by the grand jury, and one plea of not guilty was entered. All the former expressed a desire to have sentence passed immediately and the court announced that same would be forthcoming this afternoon.

Those pleading guilty were Arnold R. Carol, indicted for defrauding the Medford Auto company out of a Buick auto, F B. Slade, indicted for larceny by bailee from the Enders store at Ashland, William Morin, indicted for forgery on two counts, and Earl Friel indicted for forgery. Carol and Slade filed the same pleas Saturday. George Robins, charged with forgery plead guilty. Robins passed checks for $40 on Jens Jensen and the Model Clothing store, Saturday night, February 19, and was caught after a chase by Same Richardson and Wilbur Ashpole. Attorney Herbery K. Hanna, for Friel, informed the court that his client was under age, and subject to the juvenile court law. The court intimated that he would take this under consideration when passing sentence.

Evans Trial Starts

With Judge Kuykendall of Klamath county on the bench the work of securing a jury to try Lark Evans, charged with assault and robbery was begun in circuit court this morning and the taking of evidence in the case is not expected to be under way until late this afternoon. The court ordered a special venire of 12 jurors to be drawn, to report forthwith. The trial is expected to last three or four days.

PERSONAL

Title to one of Jacksonville’s historic spots changed hands the beginning of the week when Mr. Schmidt purchased the Sisters’ Academy and Convent property on California street. During pioneer days this academy was the leading educational institution of southern Oregon and was largely attended by young people from all parts of the valley. The property consists of a large, well-shaded lot, beautifully located, and one of the old academy buildings, which, it is understood, Mr. Schmidt will convert into a residence with a view to making it his future home. — Jacksonville Post.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Wanted — Patriotic citizens of Jacksonville and Medford to help Col. Sargent clean up and bury the old tin cans on public highway between Jacksonville and Medford every afternoon of this week between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Bring shovel or pick. Show your civic pride by helping. Do not say “Let George do it,” but come and help George do it.— H. H. Sargent

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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