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A Glance at the Past

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Reward out for bankers

The county commissioners, before adjourning last week, voted to offer a reward of $500 for the apprehension of J.J. Haggerty and $250 for the arrest of P.T. Johnson. The former recently forfeited bail bond in the sum of $4000 and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest at the direction of Judge Clifford, who was holding court at South Bend. A warrant for Johnson's arrest had been secured several weeks previously on a charge of making a false statement to the state bank examiner. The rewards were offered upon the recommendation of Prosecuting Attorney John O'Phelan, which was concurred by Sheriff Bell.

Willapa Lumber company office robbed

The Willapa Lumber company's office was entered by burglars sometime last Monday night, and the safe robbed of the receipts of the previous day, amounting to something like $150 in cash. The marauders also undertook to carry off a typewriter and an adding machine, and were either frightened away or changed their mind about the booty, as both were abandoned on the premises.

50 years ago from the Raymond Herald

January 16, 1964

Sewer system check ordered by councilmen

South Bend city crews have been instructed to take water samples from spots suggested by the engineering firm of Carrey and Kramer to determine whether the salt water is entering it's sewage disposal system.

Action to this end was taken by the city council Monday night following a report from Ron Mayo, project engineer, to the effect that much water, other than sewage, is entering pump stations number 1 and 3.

No license extension

With just a half of a month to go, County Auditor Verna Jacobson reported this week that passenger car license sales were less than half of the year's total and truck tab sales had reached only the quarter mark.

On the other hand, trailer sales at 588 lacked little of the 1963 total of 604.

Mrs. Jacobson pointed out that under the motor vehicle laws of the state, licenses expire on December 31. No license tabs for 1963 will be honored beyond January 31. No extensions will be granted.

25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald

January 24, 1990

Tuesday marks 100th anniversary of murders on Tokeland Road which lead to mob killings

Written in quill pen, with bold, flowing handwriting, were two April 11, 1891 entries: "killed by a mob."

They are found next to the names of John B. Rose and John Edwards in a century old prison records book Deputy Ric Ekman found recently while cleaning out old archives at the courthouse.

The entries marked the end of an emotion charged double murder case that shook the community.

Edwards, 38, and Rose, 65, along with Rose's son George, 18, and a man name James E. Gibbons, 32, had been jailed a year earlier on charges of shooting Jens Frederiksen and his pregnant wife, Neilsine. The murders occurred 100 years ago on this day.

Poll shows many voters undecided on levies

Support for the one time financing authorizations sought in school voting February 6 may be stronger than that for renewal of maintenance and operations levies.

So it appeared in answers given by 96 area residents to questions asked by the Harbor Herald in a telephone poll from January 11 to January 13.

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