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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 22, 1921

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

Sept. 22, 1921


Klamath Falls, Ore., Sept. 22.— Six prisoners escaped last night from the police station jail as a result of the lock bolt of the door being sawed off from the outside. Two prisoners held on misdemeanor charges refused to leave.

Sheriff Lows left today for Weed, Cal., to head off the fugitives who were reported seen going in that direction in an automobile which was reported to have been provided for them.

Officers charged that friends of Capener had been instrumental in affecting the escape in order to prevent him divulging information concerning operations of an alleged liquor ring.

Seven prisoners escaped from the same jail June 7 last, sawing through the bars of the women’s division.

The escaped prisoners are:

Ed Jones, wanted for larceny, age 19. Prominent teeth, soldier’s uniform and cap.

Tom Capener, age 20. Slim, light complexion. Moonshiner.

Jack Jareieh, larceny, age 20. Dark sunken eyes, stoop shouldered.

Geo. Reynold, wanted for robbery, age 25. Red bushy hair.

B. A. Watson, burglary, age 33. Sandy mustache; looks sickly.


Little doggies and big elephants, cute ponies and beautiful white ring horses, petite girl riders in spangles and pink silk and “Poodles” Hanneford, grotesque in voluminous evening clothes, dancing, somersaulting, tumbling, sprawling on the back, the neck, the tail and underneath the barrel of his racing stallion. Surely the circus is filled with contrasts. And the Sells-Floto circus seeks always more contrasts, more variety. That is why the New York Hippodrome; the Codonas, from Pubillones Spanish circus; the Nelsons, the Ottawages Japanese, the Hamido Madri Arabs and scores of other features.

All these acts and many more, of course, will come to Medford on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The performances open this year with a spectacular extravaganza of bewildering beauty, “The Birth of the Rainbow,” in which 1,000 people and 400 animals appear in costly garb and trappings. The groupings and effects in this kaleidoscopic spectacle are as unusual as they are beautiful. Scores of ballet girls take part.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com