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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 15, 1922

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

Feb. 15, 1922


The grand jury, which was not expected to convene until next Monday, unexpectedly began its sessions at the court house in Jacksonville this morning, and will be in session all this week and a large part of next, it is expected.

“The outlook is that the docket when the circuit session opens the latter part of the month will be as heavy, if not almost as heavy, as we had at last fall’s term of court, if indictments are returned in all the pending criminal cases by the grand jury,” said District Attorney Rawles Moore in way of explanation for the summoning of the grand jury this morning.

“Therefore I thought it advisable to convene the jury earlier than Monday and in plenty of time so as to insure completing their investigations into pending matters before the convening of the trial court term. The grand jury will investigate into an angle of the Jacksonville bank failure not hitherto looked into by the grand juries.”

The grand jury began investigation of the bootlegging situation, and among the witnesses called were B. S. Sandiffer in charge of prohibition enforcement in this section. A number of bootlegging cases are before the body.

Witnesses in the Bank of Jacksonville failure were called for appearance, and the failure will be another one of the subjects under investigation. The present grand jury has made quite a probe of the failure, and has been in session on the subject longer than any previous inquisitorial body. They will make a full report on the situation, it is said.


Postmaster Warner has received word from district army headquarters that recruiting has been resumed by the regular army at the Vancouver barracks and the Portland recruiting office. All young men who desire to enlist in the army should communicate with the army recruiting office in Portland, the only place of recruiting in Oregon.


The engineering department of the California-Oregon Power company have in hand plans for the warehouse to be constructed in south Medford near the ice house, and as soon as the right of way, details, etc., are cleared up will approve them, and it is expected that actual construction work will start about April 1st. The warehouse will be sorely needed for storage purposes during the construction period on the power line to the Willamette valley, and for this reason work will be rushed on it.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com