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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 29, 1921

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

Aug. 29, 1921


A special session of the grand jury has been called for next Thursday and, it is said they will consider the cases of James (Shine) Edwards and John Goodwin, taxicab drivers, and Wilbur (Wig) Jacks of Eagle Point, bound over by Justice of the Peace Glenn O. Taylor last week, on charges of selling intoxicating liquors. This action will insure the trio a speedy trial, and means if indicted their cases will come before the October term of the circuit court. It is also said some loose ends of the Bank of Jacksonville failure will be probed.

James Rock and Isaac Coffman, Applegate farmers, and Bernard Dufur of the Kane’s Creek district, sentenced to terms in the county jail for possession of still and illicit liquors, are working on county work at an allowance of a dollar a day, the same being turned over to their families. The prisoners all plead in open court that their incarceration would work a hardship on their families.

There has been no new development in the bootlegging situation, except that a hunt is being made for a couple of well known men about town who have been conspicuous by the absence since the serving of the first warrant.

Special Agent Sandifer and aides left for the north last Friday, and, it is rumored that a new set of investigators took their places. Upon arrival at Roseburg, Sandifer gave out a statement that “thousands of dollars” had been collected in Jackson County. This is news to the local authorities. Fines were imposed but none paid.


The C. E. Gates company auction sale of last Saturday afternoon was well attended, although many farmers are yet too busy to attend these sales, at which the company auctions off free anything farmers desire to put up for sale. It is predicted that these Saturday afternoon sales will grow in popularity as the rush season in the rural section diminishes.

There was much interest in the Ford car which the company auctioned off to the highest bidder, who proved to be Charles Lemmy of the Central Point district. The car was a 1916 model in splendid condition. It went to Mr. Lemmy for $171.


The Riverside orchard this year report one of the largest and finest crops of Newtowns and Spitz apples in the history of the valley. The Del Rio is making a wonderful pack of pears this year and an enormous crop is coming in to the packing house. — Gold Hill News.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com