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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 9, 1921

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

Aug. 9, 1921


The neighborhood of the west end of West 10th street was in considerable of an uproar last night, and as a result Thomas Eddy was placed on trial this afternoon in Judge Taylor’s court on the charge of using profane language in the presence of several women.

Eddy some time ago purchased a number of lots on that street and caused much ire among the neighbors by cutting down old shade trees in front of these lots. Last week he sold a house and lot to a couple for which they paid and had received their deed.

Last evening’s trouble was caused by Eddy visiting this property during the absence of the new owners and digging up the garden and otherwise trespassing, it is claimed. The owners were sent for and when they arrived and called on Eddy to let their property alone, it is charged that he used violent and profane language towards several women.

Deputy Sheriff Millard, the county speed cop, was summoned to restore quiet and tried to do so by persuasion, but having no authority to act and being a wise man quietly beat it. Next Patrolman Adams was sent for and tried his hand at quieting the situation, but deeming it a neighborly affair he went back to seek Chief Timothy. Efforts had been made to find the chief all evening, but he was busy elsewhere. Finally he was located and arrived at the scene, and ordered Eddy into court today to face trial.


The homeseekers’ excursion planned by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to reach Medford on October second. These excursionists leave Kansas City in the early part of September and leave the train at The Dalles, after which residents of the localities to be visited are expected to transport them by auto to their neighboring city.

According to the itinerary, Medford, Ashland, and Jacksonville automobile owners are expected to go to Roseburg and call for these excursionists and carry them half way between Ashland and Klamath Falls where they will be met by Klamath Falls automobile owners and transported to Bend, where they will board the train for home.

This homeseekers’ excursion has not been given very serious consideration as yet by the directors of the Medford Chamber of Commerce and no decision will be made as to what part they will take in it until they are advised as to the number of people who will leave Kansas City.


There was a heavy public market today in offerings; just like a Saturday market, but the market patrons were taken unaware and hence the patronage did not measure up to that usually expected for such a market. Large quantities of melons, berries, apples, corn, tomatoes, potatoes and everything seasonable, as well as fine beef were on sale.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com