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Mail Tribune 100, May 25, 1921

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

May 25, 1921


W. H. Johnson, convicted ex-cashier of the Bank of Jacksonville, brought back from state prison at Salem, to testify in the bank cases before the present session of the circuit court, expected to come as a trusty, and be treated as such during his stay in his own home town. The former bank official was disappointed when this privilege was denied him, and his chagrin, according to his keepers, is reflected in a gruff attitude.

His jailer describes his attitude as being always on the “peck.” Monday evening, according to the jail authorities, he engaged in an argument with a youthful forger, and threatened to “slap him.” Johnson was quieted down by the moves of Peter Stauff, known in police circles as “Dutch Pete.” They called each other “liars.”

Johnson was turned over to the county authorities by the prison officials, who demand his safe return to Salem. Friends interposed to have him alleviated to go to his home. Sheriff Terrill refused to accede, and the result was an immediate change of attitude on the part of Johnson who wanted to make his visit to Jackson County a “holiday.”

Mrs. Johnson is almost a daily visitor to see her husband in the county jail.


Jesse Winburn, owner of the Austin hotel at Ashland, has purchased Long’s Cabin, six miles up the Ashland canyon, has enlarged and greatly improved the same for his own use and to entertain his friends. He will have a fete for all the children of the valley at the cabin on next Wednesday, June 1st. Those who haven’t conveyances will be taken to the cabin in autos that leave the Austin hotel at 1 p.m. A splendid program for the afternoon is being arranged by Frances Montgomery and Edith Sweeney of Medford and Mrs. F. G. Swedenburg of Ashland. Mrs. Ben Garnett, who recently opened a tea room in Ashland will do the catering. The program and lunch will be free and Mr. Winburn extends an invitation to all children and their parents to be his guests.


C. C. Hoover has been called on the jury and will therefore not be able to attend personally to the delivery of milk this week. Any complaints will be promptly taken care of by telephoning Hoover’s Dairy.


Beginning with next week the public market will be open three days a week instead of two, on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. On the market bulletin board appears the following from Superintendent Runyard: “Berries will start about June 1st. The outlook for berries is fair, with quality good.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com