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Railroad man gets reward

Thursday, September 6, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Because he had the presence of mind this morning to secure an automobile and drive several miles east of the city where a lady passenger on the Katy Flyer reported she thought she had lost a chamois skin bag containing diamonds and money, E.E. Dougherty, night operator at the M.K.&T. depot here, is $200 richer this evening as that amount was paid him as a reward for the return of the property of Mrs. J.P. Burris, of McKinney, Texas, and they were blown from the window of the Pullman car just east of Eve, Mo., a few minutes before 6 o'clock this morning. There they were found about an hour later. Mrs. Burris, on reaching Parsons, had offered a reward for the recovery of the jewels, and soon after his return to the city in possession of them, Mr. Dougherty was advised to come there on the afternoon train and receive the reward.

Paul Root, of this city, is in Kansas City, called there by the illness and death of his father, Dr. Joseph P. Root, one of the best-known dentists of the West. He succumbed yesterday to injuries received on the golf links at the Evanston Club some days ago.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

After two days of 100 degree temperatures, a heavy rain a cloudburst struck Fort Scott shortly after 5 o'clock Saturday evening. The downpour deluged streets, sidewalks and sewers and drowned out cars by the hundreds. The government rain gauge showed a precipitation of 3.20 inches Saturday night and added .15 more yesterday, making a total of 3.35 inches, almost three times as much water as fell during the entire month of August. The rain was not so heavy south and west of Fort Scott, as the Marmaton rose only about 18 inches.

While the family was uptown Saturday evening, burglars entered the James Harris home at 841 S. Judson St. and took jewelry valued between $100 and $200.

Mr. Harris reported losses to police as follows: two ladies' diamond rings, one man's yellow gold watch, one gold bracelet, one class ring, two wristwatches, one gold cross and 75 Indian head pennies. The intruder entered by cutting the back screen door.

Playing out the B Class Ladies Golf Tournament this morning, Mrs. Watson Marble won over Miss Virginia Larson, 2 up, playing their last few holes in the rain. They played their first nine holes Saturday to a tie.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Photo caption: "PFC Don Miller is using available drawing instruments to prepare a map for use by fellow National Guardsmen. Miller actually qualified himself as a radio operator while serving six months of active duty. But, due to the shortage of manpower in his unit, he has had to fill in as a draftsman and at the same time perform his job as a radio operator. Don is a Fort Scott Junior College sophomore and will have completed his military obligation, as a member of the guard unit, before completing his college work on a BS degree. Miller joined his hometown unit to acquire new skills which he hopes will be beneficial to him when applying for a job upon graduation from college. Tommy White, high school senior, was the first to have started the paper work necessary for joining the National Guard Unit here."

Save every day at Whiteside's: Campfire tamales, 5 No. 300 cans, $1; Keathley's Pecan Pies, 12 in a pkg., 49 cents; Farmbelle Oleo, lb. pkg. 10 cents; IGA strawberry, blackberry, cherry, red plum, raspberry, peach or apricot, three 18-oz jars for $1,

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

No publication.

Nell Dikeman
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