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Mail Tribune 100, April 15, 1922

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

April 15, 1922

SALVATION ARMY LASSIE A FRAUD

A young girl posing as a Salvation Army lassie worked the business district of the city this morning entering numerous stores and offices and collecting money in the name of the Salvation Army. She wore no Salvation Army uniform or bonnet, and was carrying a tambourine. According to information from the Salvation Army officials she was a fraud. The officials warn local people to give nothing to persons soliciting in the name of the Salvation Army unless they are wearing the uniform. If uncertain about their identity they request contributors to call the Salvation Army headquarters.

WOMAN FORGER ARRESTED HERE ALSO ‘HUSBAND’

A telegraphic request was received here early this morning from the sheriff at Dunsmuir, Calif., requesting the Medford police, if possible, to locate and hold Miss Anne Cook on a charge of forgery or passing a forged check. She is wanted at Stockton, Calif., on that charge.

Patrolman Cave located the woman, together with a young man, Larry McDonald, also of Stockton, just departing for Portland from a local hotel in the Stevens roadster auto, in which they came to the city. They had registered at the hotel as man and wife. Following her arrest and that of McDonald, who is held on statutory charge, after a consultation between Sheriff Terrill, Chief of Police Timothy and Patrolman Cave, it was decided to hold him as prisoner until the California authorities could look thoroughly into the ownership of the Stevens roadster.

It was also decided after a long distance phone conversation with the California Sheriff for Patrolman Cave to deliver the woman over to that official at Edgewood, Calif., from which place she would be taken to Stockton. Cave left with his prisoner for Edgewood this forenoon, expecting to return on the night train.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

What is regarded as a sure indication that spring will be here soon, at last, is that the wild geese are moving north in myriads. Last night about 10 o’clock an immense flock of geese flew over the city northwards.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com