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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 6, 1915

ASHLAND AND VICINITY

IRRIGATION FEATURES were at high tide last Thursday night and a good share of Friday. Jupiter Pluvius was chairman of the committee on precipitation. The wind Thursday night blew hot air from the east and reminded one that the equinox was arranging a readjustment meteorologically. The official downpour was over an inch. As a result, plows are scurrying hither and yon, making up for lost time.

AS A RESULT of too much airgun target practice, Artro Swingle, son of Frank Swingle, received a dumdum pellet in the face last Saturday, dangerously near the left eye. The lad is 9 years old. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. The shot is supposed to have come from a near line of trenches on Bush Street, protecting a masked battery where Boy Scouts have been maneuvering in light artillery tactics extensively of late.

R.P. CAMPBELL has sold his fine residence property, corner Manzanita and Almond Street, to Dr. F.H. Johnson, dental practitioner, taking in part exchange the doctor's home, corner Bush and High, the balance in cash. This is a $7,000 deal effected through the Allen and Phipps agency.

THE ARCADE PRESS is a new job printing concern, conducted along amateur lines at 272 Harrison St., with the installation of type and machinery in private residence surroundings.

J.W. HICKS died Sunday afternoon at his residence on Garfield Street, after a protracted illness, aged about 70 years. He was a Civil War veteran and commander of the local G.A.H. organization, Burnside Post, No. 23.