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Mail Tribune 100, March 14, 1922

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

March 14, 1922


A complaint has been filed against David Cronemiller of Jacksonville, charging him with unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon and a warrant has been issued for his arrest on this charge.

An assault with a dangerous weapon charge might be filed against him also, as he stuck a guest at the Hotel Medford in the ribs with his pistol and forced him to drink, but it is not the intention of the authorities to file a complaint charging him with a crime of such serious nature, as friends say Cronemiller is a gentlemanly and law abiding citizen when sober.

Instead of pushing charges which on conviction might mean confinement in the state penitentiary an effort will be made by Deputy District Attorney Codding to place Cronemiller under bond which will be forfeited should he become intoxicated and disturb the peace again.

The disturbance cause by David Cronemiller, which last night’s issue of this publication stated occurred in the Hotel Holland, did not take place in that establishment, but took place in the Hotel Medford.


Eva Pierce of Ashland, proprietress of the Fairview rooms in that city was sentenced to pay a fine of $500 and to serve 15 days in the county jail when she entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possessing intoxicating liquor, before Justice Taylor, in this city last evening.

A searching party, headed by Sheriff Terrill and S. B. Sandefer, searched the Fairview rooms yesterday afternoon and discovered four gallons of moonshine, cleverly hidden under the floor. The liquor was hidden between the joists and a hole was cut in the floor by the searching party before it could be definitely located.

A large number of empty containers was found in addition to the ones which were found containing the liquor. The defendant admitted having sold the stuff in addition to having it in her possession.


The new Elks lodge band made a distinct hit in its first public appearance in a short concert in front of the Page theater last night, prior to the start of the Elks minstrel show. The concert will be repeated tonight at the same place, beginning at 7:30. Last night’s concert aroused much admiration from quite a crowd gathered to hear it, and the prediction was freely made that the band will be one of the best in the city’s history, with more experience. The organization has only been practically organized within the past few weeks.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com