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Mail Tribune 100, April 4, 1922

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

April 4, 1922


At Ashland this afternoon the Women’s Christian Temperance Union branch of that city was scheduled to destroy all the whiskey and moonshine liquor taken in raids and arrests in Ashland last week by pouring it down the sewer in front of the city hall.

“An order was issued by Justice Gowdy to Chief of Police Hatcher to dispose of the liquor at 2 o’clock, and the chief kindly turned the job over to the ladies, who are always anxious to help in disposing of anything of this kind,” says the Ashland Tidings. “It is expected that there will be a large delegation of the W. C. T. U. members present to see that the job is done properly.”


Tomorrow is the last day on which the first half year’s taxes can be paid without incurring a penalty. After tomorrow a penalty of 1 percent interest will be added. Hence it is that there was a crush of tax payers at the court house yesterday and today, and will be another tomorrow. Checks by mail are also being received by the hundreds.

Yesterday alone $23,000 was paid over the counter at the sheriff’s office, and in addition there was received about a bushel of checks by mail. It will be several days, at least, before the accumulation of checks of the closing days can be opened and credited.


A Ford roadster, belonging to the Standard Oil company local branch and marked with the Zerolene and Red Crown signs, was stolen Saturday night from in front of Special Agent Speck’s residence on West Jackson street. When Mr. Speck arose Sunday morning the car was not to be found. Later he received a telephone call from Central Point where the car had been driven by the joyriders and had been abandoned after it had nosed into a telephone pole.

The car was brought back to Medford and is again in service, having been but slightly damaged. Frank Farrell’s Chevrolet was stolen the night before and was abandoned after the joyriders had used it to their hearts’ content.

These thefts for temporary use are becoming quite frequent.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com