100 YEARS AGO
Next Monday morning, more than 2,000 men, constituting the National Guard force of Kansas will entrain from their various stations over the state for Lawrence from where they will be started on one of the most extended field maneuvers ever undertaken in the state of Kansas. Company G will leave Fort Scott on the morning Missouri Pacific train for the West, going via Iola and Ottawa and will arrive in Lawrence soon after the noon hour. The order requiring the presence of members of the company in camp is a compulsory one as their presence there is required by the military regulations. For this time they will receive pay ranging from about a dollar a day up, according to the position held in the company and the length of time in the service. In order to be in presentable condition at the maneuvers the company is drilling nightly this week and already an improvement in their movements is noticeable.
(Aug. 15) John Crain, this morning received a message announcing the arrival of his first grandchild, a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnston, of Newkirk, Okla. Mrs. Johnson was formerly Miss Margaret Crain. The newborn promises to inherit his grandfather's name and jovial manner.
75 YEARS AGO
A copy of the New York Herald of April 15, 1865, giving the story of the assassination of President Lincoln is in the possession of Sam Purkey, of the Tribune bindery. The paper, an "extra" dated at 8:10 a.m. gives a bulletin from E.M. Stanton, secretary of war, which says simply, "Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes past 7 o'clock." Whether the paper is an original or a well reproduced copy, Mr. Purkey is not sure, but the paper has been in the possession of his family for many years. The entire story is of the tragic night in which the President was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington, and Secretary Seward stabbed, but not mortally wounded, is unfolded in the black bordered columns of the yellowed paper.
Economy Grocery, 124 S. Main St.: grapes, best in town, basket 16 cents; extra fancy peaches, lb. 4 cents; guaranteed ripe melons, lb. 1 cent; fancy cooking apples, 8 lbs. 17 cents; cantaloupes, 3 for 10 cents; extra fancy tomatoes, 2 lbs. 9 cents; potatoes, peck 15 cents; extra fancy solid head cabbage, 5 lbs. 10 cents; lean breakfast style sliced bacon, lb. 27 cents; brown or powdered sugar, 2 lbs. 15 cents.
A 44-year-old teacher in a rural school in Pennsylvania has been dismissed from duties. Among the charges: She kept discipline with the aid of a baseball bat and a stove poker and is said to have remarked that she taught the children that human beings "came from monkeys."
50 YEARS AGO
Many Fort Scott residents sought more blankets last night when temperatures dropped to 58 degrees.
MAPLETON -- The Little Star Cafe has moved from the old bank building to the building next to City Hall.
Twenty-five young people entered the young adults reading program at the Fort Scott Public Library and the winner, Janet Marshall, read 48 books. Sandra Kay Winship and Lorene Grimes tied for second place, each reading 37 books.
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Johnston, rural Garland, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 19 with their eight children and families serving as hosts.
Polly's Pointers -- Before using screws, soap them. They go in easier and won't split the wood.
Notice: 15 cubic feet freezer, holds 522 lbs., for only $188.50 -- Darling and Maguire Sales Co. Adv.
25 YEARS AGO