100 YEARS AGO
St. Mary's School, at the corner of Seventh and Eddy streets, will open Sept. 9. Two sisters of St. Joseph will teach through the eighth grade. The school is primarily for Catholic children of the parish but as much room as is left will be given to non-Catholic children having the proper recommendations. Tuition is $1.50 a month. -- B.J. McKernan, Director
The federal prisoners who have been held in the county jail for several months on charges of robbing a post office in Oklahoma, are contenting themselves while in jail by making various decorative articles. Small hanging baskets made of threaded cloth, crosses made from playing cards, and various other articles are being made by them. They are sold to visitors at the jail, the prisoners in this way securing money with which to procure tobacco and other things wanted by them..
75 YEARS AGO
The stock show held in connection with the annual picnic at Garland is said to have been an excellent one with a large number of entries of fine stock. The rain of Tuesday night interrupted the fair somewhat yesterday and greatly decreased the attendance. But a large crowd is expected today, the closing day of the picnic. The ballgames, one of the features of the picnic, played between the Fort Scott team and a team from Cato, resulted in a victory for the former team by the score of 11 to 0. The Fort Scott boys are to play there again this afternoon.
Several hundred Fort Scott people attended the Garland Fair. Especially interesting were a girls' race won by Miss Pellett; a mule race won by Charley Beagles and a fat man's race won by Col. Tom Macon. His opponent was Jeremiah Joyce, a young farmer who had the best of the race all the way through until about 10 feet from the goal when he turned t look back, and like Lot's wife, met with misfortune as he fell and Tom ran right over him and took the money without any evidence of feeling that it was a shame.
50 YEARS AGO
Clearance C. Sample, 86, for 50 years managing officer of the Citizens National Bank of Fort Scott, and mayor of this city, died yesterday at his home, 812 S. National Ave. His death ended a 65-year career as a banker, mostly spent in Fort Scott. He was a charter member of the Rotary Club and helped organize the Fort Scott Country Club in 1921. Mr. Sample had followed the banking career of his mother, who had taken over an Attica, Kan., bank in 1888 to become the first woman in Kansas and the third in the United States to have active charge of a bank. Mr. Sample is survived by his wife and by a son, Charles H. Sample, and a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Lou Atkins, both of Fort Scott. The body is at Konantz's.
Polly's Pointers: For some reason, cups always get broken at our house before the saucers. Instead of throwing away those pretty saucers, I keep them to use for ash trays. My stack of leftover saucers always produces one that fits in with the color scheme of the room that suddenly needs another ash tray.
Ben Franklin "back to school" supplies: Onward quality typing paper for neater school work, 350 sheets 77 cents; famous Onward brand paper filler, 500 sheets of regular or narrow rule, choice of 2, 3, 5 hole punch. A whole semester supply of paper at 99 cents.
Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Salmon, Hiattville, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary with their family at their home on Sunday.
25 YEARS AGO