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Mail Tribune 100, March 25, 1922

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

March 25, 1922


Ed Payne was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail and to pay a fine of $500 last evening when he pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing intoxicating liquor, before Justice Glenn O. Taylor. S. B. Sandefer arrested the man, who had eight quarts of moonshine in his possession.

Deputy Sheriff F. B. Millard and S. B. Sandefer leading a searching party left yesterday morning for Foots Creek and returned in the afternoon with a 30-gallon still, 4 gallons of moonshine and other liquor manufacturing apparatus, which, according to Mr. Sandefer belongs to Henry Woolridge of Foots Creek.

The Woolridge place where the stuff was found is about four miles from the Elliott service station on the Pacific Highway.

The confiscated apparatus and liquor is now reposing in official quarters and it is understood that the owner will soon be in a like position.


William Miller, who was convicted of the burglary of Huber’s tailor shop, was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary.

Magnus Hall, who pleaded guilty before the circuit court yesterday to having liquor in his possession was sentenced to six months in the penitentiary and was fined $500. He was paroled on the condition that he pay $100 of that fine.

Hall had decided to contest the case and had engaged B. F. Lindas as his attorney. Eleven jurors had been questioned and selected when counsel for the defense asked permission to change the plea to “guilty.”

The jurors were discharged last evening until April 24 when the trial of Lloyd Elwood will take place. Elwood is charged with manslaughter, as the result of an auto accident, the victim having been Fred Hartzell of Eugene. The demurrer filed the first of week by Elwood’s counsel was overruled, and the trial will take place.


William Hammett’s baby grand Chevrolet car was stolen off the street last night and no trace of it had been obtained by this noon. The Chevrolet car stolen from in front of the I. O. O. F. hall on Thursday night was found abandoned near Central Point yesterday with one tire badly damaged, and a half bushel of partially crushed bananas in the bottom of the tonneau. As far as can be learned there is no clue to the miscreants.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com