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Mail Tribune 100, May 14, 1921

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

May 14, 1921


The police are still at work gathering evidence to clean up the arrests made during Thursday night: Claude Miles and two women who were arrested in a room were brought into court late Friday afternoon on state charges. Miles and one of the women were charged with misconduct and the other woman with intoxication. The police claim that all three were intoxicated and that other charges may be made later.

Miles, who was represented in court by Attorney G. M. Roberts, demanded an examination, and as the prosecuting attorney’s office was not ready for trial at once, his case was continued until next Tuesday at 2 p.m. as were also the charges against the two women who are from Klamath Falls. Miles furnished $200 cash bail and also $50 cash bail for each woman.

It has developed that Hurst Charley, who was arrested on the street for intoxication early Friday morning by Patrolman Adams, and three other Medford men has been in the room with the arrested trio for hours, but had departed long before the police arrived. Charley pleaded guilty in police court this afternoon to being intoxicated and was fined $10 and costs.

In the room when Chief of Police Timothy and Patrolman Hempstreet entered about 5 a.m. Friday morning and made the arrests, was found two jugs of moonshine whiskey, a small quantity of booze still remaining in the receptacles.

The prisoners were turned over to Deputy Sheriff McMahon to be taken to the county jail until they were brought into police court Friday afternoon.


William J. Warner is now the postmaster in fact of Medford, the telegraphic news having come from Washington late Friday afternoon from United States Senator Stanfield that the senate had confirmed the latter’s nomination.

Postmaster Warner will not be ready to announce his appointment of an assistant postmaster and other changes that may be made in his staff until after the official notice of his appointment has been received.

Mr. Warner was first nominated by President Wilson as postmaster last December, but congress adjourned without having confirmed postmastership appointments. President Harding then made the nomination again on April 27th last.


The Trigonia well is down 1,180 feet, and is penetrating a changing formation, showing considerable qyp sand, and considerable shale, containing much lime, with some oil and gas, the gas can be lit on top of the bailer as it comes from the well.

Wednesday the cable broke about 3 feet above the cable socket, leaving the drilling tools in the hole. Fishing tools were lowered, and a hold secured, but the fishing tools parted. However, the fishing tools were recovered and a special tool is being prepared for securing and removing the drilling tools, which, the chances are, will be all recovered today.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com