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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 23, 1920

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

Sept. 23, 1920


At the regular meeting of the game commission held at Portland on September 13th, it was decided that hereafter no trout should be planted in any of the streams in the state in which open irrigation or power ditches exist.

This is a matter of considerable importance to the sportsmen of the state, for it means that many of the streams which heretofore have been regularly stocked with fry by the commission, will receive no further consideration in this respect until all of the ditches leading out of the streams are properly protected by screens.

This action apparently foreshadows a policy of activity on the part of the commission in the matter of screening ditches. It is believed by some sportsmen that more fish are lost by these open ditches than are ever taken from the stream by the fishermen.


A telegram was received Wednesday afternoon by the Martin J. Reddy Jewelry store from the chief of police of Missoula, Mont., stating that a man was being held in that city as a suspect in the burglary of the local business place two weeks ago by crawling thru a ventilator shaft in the front. The telegram stated that the suspect had in his possession a number of watches and rings, and gave the number of one of the watches, which corresponded with the number of one of the stolen timepieces. The suspect said that he purchased it from the “Martin J. Reddy store at Medford, Oregon.” The rings also tally with those taken from the local place.

On the face of the above evidence the man will be brought back here for trial. The Pinkerton Detective Agency will attend to the matter of securing extradition papers, and the Jewelers Protective Association will aid in the prosecution.

The burglary which was somewhat sensational occurred about two weeks ago, and entrance to the store was effect by crawling thru a ventilator above the display window. In doing this the crook left his finger prints on the plate glass. They were photographed and will be brought into play now. The burglar evidently had an accomplice who boosted him up, but the Missoula message did not state whether he had been apprehended or not.

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