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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 23, 1922

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

Sept. 23, 1922

CONFESS ROBBERY H. SCHOOL STUDENT

The gang of boy robbers who were rounded up Wednesday are alleged to have confessed to the theft of $70 in cash from the pocket of Sam Bateman, a high school student. Superintendent Aubrey G. Smith, visited the boys at the county jail yesterday and gave them an exhaustive examination, during which it is alleged they confessed to the crime. The theft took place in the dressing room at the football field. Bateman who had not had time to deposit his money left his clothes hanging in the dressing room and it is alleged that the boy robbers entered and took the $70, splitting it among them in equal amounts. The theft occurred Wednesday afternoon while Bateman was at football practice.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The special policeman employed to guard the territory around Minnesota and Crater Lake avenues took a shot at a suspected burglar this morning at 2 o’clock while the man was in the yard between the homes of Dr. M. C. Barber and William Gates. The prowler refused to halt at the command of the policeman and simultaneously with the firing of the shot ran swiftly away in the darkness and disappeared.

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D. M. Lowe, who was on top of the watertank at the fairgrounds when the Essex racer toppled it over last Sunday afternoon during the auto races was able to drive his car down town today. The other victims of the accident are all resting easy.

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S. J. La Due, who accompanied by his wife, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Mann is an ardent fisherman and is enthused over the fishing in Rogue river. The fishing is excellent at the present time, the steelhead biting better than they have at any time during the year, according to the old fishermen. In addition to Mr. La Due, a number of other out of town sportsmen are in the valley this week taking advantage of the good fishing and all state that the Rogue river steelhead are the gamest fish they have ever tangled with.

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There was a heavy public market this morning, the conspicuous feature of which was the scarcity of peaches and the great demand for them, and the supply of pretty fall flowers. On the market bulletin board appears this warning: “Get your stuff before a frost comes. Pickles, tomatoes and peaches.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com