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Mail Tribune 100, May 27, 1922 continued

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

May 27, 1922 continued


Elmer Simmons, indicted by the last grand jury on a charge of violating the prohibition law, was arraigned in the circuit court Friday and entered a plea of not guilty and his trial was set for next October. Simmons was detained by the Siskiyou County, California, officials and released upon $1,000 bonds upon arrival here Thursday night.

The trial was postponed upon the plea that he “had a $7 day job in the woods near Weed,” and that a continuance would enable him to keep his family and prepare his defense. This was agreed to by the sheriff and the district attorney.

As a side issue of the arrest of Simmons, Bert Moses, county jailer, quit his berth, and a man by the name of Collins from Gold Hill was appointed to fill his place.

Several years ago Simmons is said to gave been a special deputy sheriff investigating the supposed murder of a prospector, whose body was found in the Applegate section.

Simmons disappeared about the time of his indictment, and it was rumored that this was to be used as the basis of a recall of Sheriff Terrill.

That official immediately secured a number of affidavits and the source of the “tip” was revealed, it is claimed. Simmons, in the presence of a number of Jackson and Siskiyou County officials, including Assessor Coleman, declared Sheriff Terrill blameless, and vigorously refused to sign any affidavits against him when requested.


All retail stores will be closed on Decoration Day next Tuesday. This was a decision arrived at after a committee was appointed by the Retail Merchant’s bureau to make recommendations as to what days in the year the stores should close.

On account of this closing of stores on Memorial Day, shoppers will be able to buy their supplies for that day on Monday, which undoubtedly will be a very busy day among the merchants so shopping early is advised.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com