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  • Silk, valued at $250, and estimated at 250 yards, has disappeared from the shelves of the M. and M. department store, as completely as if it had changed to thin air, furnishing one of the most baffling theft mysteries local police authorities have ever contended with. Not a clue, or a mark to indicate their method of entrance or exit was left by the clever crook or crooks.
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  • Silk, valued at $250, and estimated at 250 yards, has disappeared from the shelves of the M. and M. department store, as completely as if it had changed to thin air, furnishing one of the most baffling theft mysteries local police authorities have ever contended with. Not a clue, or a mark to indicate their method of entrance or exit was left by the clever crook or crooks.
    The loss was first discovered Monday afternoon, and the crime is supposed to have been committed sometime between the closing hour Saturday night and before the opening hour Monday morning. The silk was taken from its paper wrapper, and the wrappers replaced with the sample tags visible, appearing as if the goods had not been molested. When one of the clerks went to make a sale from the silk department Monday afternoon, she discovered the wrappers bare, and immediately reported to the management, who in turn reported to the police.
    It is presumed that the thief or thieves entered the store by means of a pass key, made his selections with keen judgment as to values, and made his getaway without detection. When the store was opened Monday morning there was no evidence of a visit from prowlers.
    Telegraphic and letter descriptions of the stolen goods have been sent north and south, in an effort to apprehend the thieves The list of silk stolen is as follows:
    Twenty-three yards fancy Messaline silk, 201/2; yards plain Messaline silk, 61/2; yards black Peu de Sole silk, 93 yards Sulese silk, 20 yards De Luxe satin, black 30 yards plain, 36-inch silk Poplin, 17¾ yards black Taffeta silk, 17 yards black lining silk, 17 yards dark green fancy Poplin.
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    One of the best moving picture programs ever seen in Medford was presented at the Page theatre last night, and a good sized audience attended the second opening of the popular house as a modern moving picture emporium. A Sandwich Island scene presented some of the finest ocean and coast scenery ever taken by the moving camera while the Singular Cynic introduced an amusing and yet realistic comedy romance, a thing all too rare in the modern tendency to exaggerated farce.
    The new augmented Page orchestra added materially to the pleasure of the audience with popular airs and an adept trap man.
    It is a safe prediction that the Page theatre will be very popular during the summer for the many people who want the highest grade pictures in a commodious, comfortable and well-ventilated house.
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