Sport: Prize Pickerel

To boost circulation, the Chicago Evening American two months ago thought up a novel idea. Into a string of northern Illinois and Wisconsin lakes, favorite haunts for Chicago fishermen, the American put 1,000 fine fish, tagged for identification, offered prizes from $1 up for their capture. Biggest prizes were $500 and $200 for two pickerel inevitably named Oscar and Fanny. Local sporting-goods stores put up additional prizes, raising the reward for Oscar to $1,330.90, the reward for Fanny, to $820.90. The lakes, theretofore comparatively quiet retreats, swarmed with so many visitors trying to...

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