100 YEARS AGO
Yesterday was the 12th birthday of young Ernest McFadden, son of F.M. McFadden, who lives at 203 Heylman St. He was locked in the house at that number last evening, after he had retired, and was left alone by his parents who expected to be gone but a few moments. Shortly after the parents departed two men climbed into the second story of the house, dragged the boy from his bed, and when they discovered he was a boy instead of the little 4-year-old granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. McFadden, they shut him in his room and began to ransack the rooms of Mrs. Valdenberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McFadden. The police department has been working on the case and this afternoon Sheriff Cowan was called in to investigate. It is quite likely that some arrests will follow. Parties are suspected of having come from Joplin to kidnap the little girl.
75 YEARS AGO
Don Pinkston, of Fort Scott, has been promoted to a better paying position on the Morning Journal in Sioux City, Iowa. Pinkston has seemingly made a big hit with readers and his feature stories are given prominent space on the front page daily.
Big 2 Hit Program at the Empress Theatre -- Will Rogers in "Davis Harum" and Dick Foran in "Empty Holsters;" also Dick Tracy. 10 cents-15 cents.
Yale Theatre -- "Red River Valley" with Gene Autry and "Killers of the Sea" with Captain Caewell Jr. Coolest place in town.
50 YEARS AGO
Three charitable institutions in Fort Scott, named as beneficiaries in the will of John H. Cole, have been ruled no longer in operation and non-existent, according to the intent of the will, by District Judge Robert H. Miller. Named in the will were the Goodlander Home, the Holiness Industrial Children's Home and the Della G. Strong Home for the Aged. Cole died in 1918 and left a life interest in 480 acres of land northeast of Fort Scott to his son, Charles N. Cole, with the stipulation that the land then should go to the three charitable agencies in equal parts. The will also stipulated that in the event the charity agencies should not be in existence at the time of the son's death, the two trustees named by him should distribute proceeds from the land to other deserving charitable institutions of Fort Scott.
It is all around first time for Firecracker to enter a show, first time for Joey O'Bryan to enter and a first place ribbon for the entry in the stock horse class at the Bourbon County Fair. Firecracker, purebred quarter horse, was so named because she was foaled on the Fourth of July. She is as explosive as a firecracker when speed is needed in ranch work at the O'Bryan ranch, 25 miles southwest of Fort Scott, Joey says.
25 YEARS AGO
Pit bull owners in Bourbon County cannot register their dogs with the county, as the registration deadline has passed. Bourbon County Sheriff Harold Coleman said he misinterpreted the county's pit bull ordinance when he warned the dog owners to register, he was quoted in an article printed in The Tribune. Coleman said that according the resolution, which was passed by the Bourbon County Commission and published in an article printed in The Tribune.
Coleman said according to the resolution, which was passed by the commission and published in the July 29 issue, pit bull owners cannot register late.
The resolution states that any dog found to be the subject of a violation of the resolution will be subject to immediate seizure and impoundment.