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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 24, 1922

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

Feb. 24, 1922


The city firemen have a brand new clock, and a crackerjack one at that, in spite of the city council, and there is nothing left for councilmen, led by Dr. J. M. Keene, to do in their chagrin except to go out in the garden and devour worms.

When Larry Schade, manager of the Reddy Jewelry store, read in the Mail Tribune last night of how the council had refused to provide the firemen with a clock, his big heart expanded as tears flowed from his eyes. After he had sufficiently recovered from this outbreak of emotion this morning he went over the store stock and picked out a fine large Seth Thomas regulator, eighty-day calendar clock, which he presented to the fire department.

While the chief and firemen would appreciate the gift greatly they would have like to have a cuckoo attachment to the timepiece, which they could have named Doc, and on which whenever the bird came out they could turn the chemicals.

The following card of thanks was drawn up by Chief Lawton:

To the Martin J. Reddy Jewelry Co.,

In behalf of the Medford Fire Department I want to express to you our heartfelt thanks for the gift of the fine eight-day calendar clock, which you so kindly presented to us. It is indeed gratifying to be so generously remembered.

Very sincerely yours,

J. W. LAWTON, Fire Chief


Mrs. Flora Manning, proprietress of the Park Rooms, and George Miller an employee of Mrs. Manning, pleaded guilty this morning in Justice Taylor’s court to charges of possessing intoxicating liquor. Miller was sentenced to 20 days in the county jail and was fined $250. Mrs. Manning was not given a jail sentence, but was fined $500, which is the maximum for the first offense. The court granted Mrs. Manning until Monday to secure the money.

The defendants were arrested last night as the result of the discovery of seven bottles of moonshine whiskey in the Park Rooming house by a searching party headed by special agent Sandifer. Miller’s brother was also taken into custody at the top of the search and spent last night in the county jail with the rest of the party. No complaint was filed against him, however, as his brother claimed the ownership of the liquor.

The Park Rooming house, at the corner of Main and Holly Sts., has been under observation by prohibition officials since December and not until several days ago was sufficient evidence secured to allow the issuance of a search warrant.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com