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Mail Tribune 100, June 1, 1921

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

June 1, 1921


Comrade Frank A. Johnson, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. F. J. Pipgrass for a month and who leaves today for his home in Spokane, accompanied by his daughter and son, Charley, was a soldier of distinction in the Civil war and had the honor of being a member of Abraham Lincoln’s body guard during the first year of the war and served the last two years proud of a gold badge presented by the government for his services as Lincoln’s body guard. He was a member of Co. M, N. Y. Cavalry.

Comrade Johnson read an original poem at the Decoration Day exercises in the Page entitled “The Last Grand Army Man.” He based his poem on the fact that of the 2,841,906 who took part in the civil war 1,159,789 were under 21, that 104,987 were under 15 years of age, and 278 were under 12, which showed that many of them were just boys. There were only 223,958 survivors of the Civil war on April 30, 1921. During April, 21,324 of them answered the last roll call and at this rate all will have passed to the great beyond.


The free matinée for children, given by the Geo. A. Hunt company and the Medford Mail Tribune, at the Page theatre Saturday at 10:30, will have a delightful picture for the children, “The Daughter of a Wolf.”

Story of the Picture

Delight Ainsworth, the motherless daughter of “Wolf” Ainsworth, a fur smuggler, is taken by her father on his furring expedition to the city. Heretofore she has never been out of the snow-bound regions of the Canadian forests.

In the city she meets Robert Draly, whose sweetheart has just left him for a man of more wealth, and who, in this despondent mood, finds in the company of Delight, a balm for his sorrow. He gradually comes to love her. One night, when they are to dine together, Robert is compelled to leave town suddenly, because of his father’s sudden death. He sends Delight a telegram telling her why he left. But she never gets the wire, for at this time, “Wolf” has apprehended the presence of a revenue officer who is on his trail and bundles up his daughter and leaves hurriedly for his refuge in the wilderness ...

All that is necessary for admission is a coupon clipped from this paper. Watch for it tomorrow.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com