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The week of June 18th

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100 years ago: Madera goes wet by 24 votes — Madera went wet by a majority of 24 in the special election held Saturday. The campaign that brought about the vote was the hardest fought battle Madera has seen. Interest was at fever heat for more than a week. The saloon men have informed their patrons that card playing is now a thing of the past.

High school graduation — George Raburn, clerk of the high school board, presented diplomas to John Edwin Owens, David Charles Glock, Philip Raymond Conley, Earl S. Cardwell, Hazel Herrington Crow, Hazel Henrietta Osborn, Winnifred Belle High, Rebecca Isabel Bennett, Eva Mae Burgess, Dora Beth Wren, Hilda Mildred Footman and Alice Mae Wood.

Amputation operation — After a long fight in which he tried heroically to save his leg, J.W. Kauffman has been obliged to submit to amputation. The operation was performed by Dr. D.H. Ransom. The leg was amputated at the thigh.

Out of jail; in again — John Barrett, who completed a sentence of five days due to too freely irrigating his alimentary canal, is back in jail again on the same charge. This time the irrigator was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail...


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