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The Madera Tribune

The week of June 25

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PAVE THE STREETS — Is it not about time that the streets of the City of Madera should be paved? The city would lose nothing by such action, and the property owners would not lose. This is an improvement to which no one could or should offer any objection. The city is growing steadily, and increase in its traffic is apparent to all. There is no reason why Madera should be behind any community in the country when it comes to public improvements and a public spirit ready to undertake them.

FRESNO RIVER BRIDGE DISCUSSED — A question that is of somewhat more than mere passing interest is, “What is to be the fate of the old Fresno River bridge north of this city?” Another question certainly of not less importance is, “What will be the fate of the unfortunate traveler who may be on the old ramshackle affair when it collapses, as it undoubtedly will do soon?” It is an eyesore and source of undoubted danger, especially so at this season of the year when it is subjected to a very heavy tide of traffic.

SHERIFF HAS SEVERE FIGHT — In Thomas Cook, who was arrested in this city last evening by Sheriff Westfall, the authorities believe they have a man of very desperate and dangerous characteristics to deal with. Cook, who has already served two terms in the local jail, one for drunkenness and another for petty larceny, the two terms totaling nearly three months, was discharged from the jail after serving the sentence on the petty larceny charge. Westfall gave him a dollar and told him to take the train out of the city.

MADERA BASEBALL TEAM ATTACKED — In an article appearing in the Fresno Herald of yesterday, a long list of charges are made against the Madera Coyotes. They are accused of having a “reputation for unfairness, crabbing, and rowdyism.” The Madera fans are accused of resorting to “all kinds of mean and dirty tactics to get the home team in the lead.” The facts as known to everyone who has followed the game of the Coyotes is that there has been nothing of any kind to give foundation to any one of the charges against either the players or the fans of this town...


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