100 Years Ago
BURGLARIES IN MADERA — Two burglaries were committed and another attempted in Madera before daylight this morning. Henry Lecussan’s handsomely equipped barbershop on Yosemite Avenue was entered by a man who fitted a key into the front door. The burglar stole $65 worth of clippers, shears and razors. Much of it was the property of “Speedy” Williams, an employee. Also, Ballard & Nelson’s Pool Hall was entered by the rear and two boxes of Imperial cigarettes were taken.
SECOND BASEMAN LANDS IN JAIL — Milton Peers, who was second baseman for the Coyotes for a time and dallied at the coach’s line as late as last week, is in the county jail on a misdemeanor charge for having evaded paying his bill at the Southern Hotel. His friends are trying to fix up a bail bond for him. The Coyote management is not very enthusiastic, for there is a feeling Peers was not always on the square.
YOSEMITE PAVING DONE — The great work of paving the streets in the business section and its immediate neighborhood in Madera began March 1. It is this municipal accomplishment that will be jointly celebrated with our national independence on the glorious Fourth. The total cost of the work was $96,000 and involved well above half a million feet of splendid paving.
MADERA CELEBRATES THE FOURTH — No city of the same pretensions anywhere in the Union ever made a more completely satisfactory and continuously interesting celebration of the Fourth of July than did the City of Madera yesterday. The parade was lively, and hundreds of couples danced on the new pavement of Yosemite Avenue. Trains full of people rested on the crossing of that thoroughfare; the passengers fairly hung out of the windows and almost fell off the steps to see what was going on...