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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 10, 1919 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Dec. 10, 1919 Continued

TWO SMALL FIRES DURING BIG GALE ARE EXTINGUISHED

Medford is to be congratulated that two fires to which the fire department was summoned early last evening during the gale were minor affairs, and that the firemen were quickly able to remove all danger.

Owing to the heavy wind if either fire had gained a little headway a serious conflagration might have resulted.

At 6:30 p.m. the department was called to the home of Moses W. Alford on West Tenth street to extinguish a small blaze which had been started by a defective flue. Very little damage was caused.

A half hour later the fire department was summoned to South Holly street, where a trash fire was started in the rear of the Parkview hotel building site, that structure having recently been torn down, for the purpose of burningup some of the old lumber rubbish.

The wind was blowing burning pieces of wood from the fire all around the neighborhood, and there was grave danger of a number of fires being started until the firemen had taken charge of the situation.

LOCAL BRIEFS

The Western Union Telegraph company announces resumption of its direct service with Belgium, thru restoration of its special wire from London to Antwerp which has been interrupted since the beginning of the war in August, 1914. The restoration of its direct connection with Belgium along with the recent restoration of its Dutch connection reestablishes the European cable connections of the Western Union as they were before the war — its direct service with England and France not having been interrupted.

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Affidavits for holding mining claims for sale at Mail Tribune office.

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On account of delayed trains from the north, films for today’s showing at the Rialto did not arrive, therefore the theater will be dark. However, fortunately the Liberty theater’s film came in yesterday and the usual performances will be given there. The “She Walks in Her Sleep” company, scheduled for the Page tonight, comes from the south, and trains are reported on time from that direction.

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The usual Wednesday night dance will occur at the Medford Natatorium this evening. Launspach’ssyncopatedorchestra will be out in full force with all the newest popularhits in dance music. A feature will be the xylophones played by Glen Allen. Novelty prize dances will occur frequently, being interspersed with the foxtrots, onesteps and moonlight waltzes.

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William McCampbell whom the police and Prosecutor Roberts claim is a professional bootlegger and who was arrested last night by Policeman Adams with two pints of booze in his possession was found guilty today in Justice Taylor’s court of having intoxicating liquor in his possession and was fined $250 and given a sentence of 30 days in jail. McCampbell divided his time between Medford and Ashland.

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