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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 2, 1918

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

Oct. 2, 1918


Eight years ago tomorrow John C. Mann opened up a dry goods business in Medford in a small way, and from this modest beginning the business has gradually grown by enterprising and fair dealing methods and expanded into the present big exclusive store for women and the largest store in Medford.

To commemorate the 8th birthday of the big establishment a great sale with special bargains begins Thursday. Everything in ready to wear for women and children and all piece goods and novelties are carried in the immense stocks. Incidentally it can be mentioned that there is no longer any mystery about that figure “8,” which has been appearing on the Mann show windows and in the newspapers, and which has had everybody in town guessing as to its mystic meaning. The figure of course refers to the eighth birthday anniversary of the big store and celebration sale.

Mr. Mann announces that he is greatly appreciative of the liberal patronage extended by the public these past years, and hopes by the same methods to merit a continued and increased future patronage. Another big reason for Mr. Mann’s success in business is his belief in advertising and liberal use of printer’s ink.


When the United States court session opened this morning Charles F. Snelling, a well known cattleman, who resides near Doris, Calif., and his brother-in-law D. M. Clinton, a Klamath county rancher, pleaded guilty to the charge of importing liquor into the state whereupon they were each fined $150 and costs by Judge Wolverton. It is understood that several Portland men will be here tomorrow morning to plead guilty to a similar charge.

The offense to which Snelling and Clinton pleaded guilty consisted of bringing in from California some time ago two cases of beer for their own use. They were indicted by the grand jury in Portland a month or more ago, but were not arraigned until today.

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