July 19, 1913

Fish hogs and vandals are again dynamiting fish in Rogue River. Fine chinooks and steelheads with scarcely a mark upon them are floating downstream dead, vertabra disjointed and bladders burst by explosions.

The dead fish were first noticed at Bybee's bridge yesterday morning, indicating that the dynamiting occurred in the upper river. Dead fish were also reported at Curry Riffle and Happy Camp.

Last year thousands of fine fish were wantonly slain. An appeal has been made for extra wardens and rewards offered for information.


Deputy Sheriff Wilson returned to Medford from Portland today having in custody J.D. Peterson, charged with securing a $50 harness set from Medford Harness Company under false pretenses. Peterson represented around town that he had purchased an interest in West Side Livery Stable. He left Tuesday evening (July 14, 1913) with a carload of horses and was arrested on wire. Numerous bills were contracted about the city by Peterson, all of which he agreed to pay if released.

When Sheriff Singler found that District Attorney Kelly was in Grants Pass on business, he was going to release Peterson.


The case of George H. Millar vs. the City of Medford was continued this morning until the 1st day of August when Attorney O.C. Boggs appeared in court with a request to be heard on the case. Mr. Boggs at the time of the first presentation of the case to Judge Calkins appeared in court without authority from the city or request from City Attorney mcCabe and insisted to the court that the service of the writ of review was not good and argued that question to the court. The city made its answer and filed it in the court, which cured any defects of service, when Judge Calkins announced his intention to render a decision in favor of the plaintiff Millar.

Boggs requested time in which to present the case and to the court and at the time was granted until Monday of this week (July 21). No presentation of the case was made and the court stated that unless the city attorney or Mr. Boggs appeared this morning to show the court wherein it was in error in its announced opinion there would be a decision of the case made today. But at the opportune time Mr. Boggs appeared and requested permission to argue the case to the court.

Some comment was caused as to why the city in this case should be represented by Mr. Boggs, when it has a city attorney to appear for it.

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