Mail Tribune 100

April 17, 1917


Sheriff Ralph Jennings accompanied by County Prosecutor G. M. Roberts, arrived in the city Tuesday forenoon having in custody Mrs. Nan Strickfadden and sister, Mrs. L. Dryfoos, who were arrested in Seattle recently in connection with the incendiary fire at the Strickfadden home in Ashland last March.

The prisoners both of whom were weeping after a stop at the prosecutor's office, were taken at noon by automobile to Ashland by the sheriff and prosecutor, where they were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Wilmer on the arson charge. On leaving Medford it was understood that the women would waive examination and be held to the grand jury and that the bail on each would be $2500. This program was followed and each furnished bond.

Prosecutor Roberts had agreed on this program at a conference in Portland between the women and their attorney.


"Green Stockings," which Margaret Anglin made famous the continent over, is being presented at Phoenix the coming Friday night by an organization of local talent. The play is an unusually clever one, and the Phoenix players feel much gratified at being able to secure it at a royalty that is not prohibitive.

The plot centers around an English family of social prominence. The father has four daughters, and being a widower, is anxious to marry all four off. He is successful with the youngest three, but the eldest, being indifferent to marriage, apparently cannot be disposed of. Resenting her family's attitude, she invents a lover, a gallant and also far distant soldier. The ensuing interest and regard of the household for the romance and richly repaying the lady for the "one small fib" — when a stranger arrives and presents himself as the "gallant solider lover." As to what happens thereafter it will be pleasantly told upon the stage Friday.

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