100 YEARS AGO
One of the largest and most elegant parties of the week was the one o'clock luncheon given by Mrs. George E. Ware, Mrs. F.E. Milligan, Mrs. F.M. Penniman and Mrs. F.A. Tallman at the residence of Mrs. Ware on North Eddy Street. The theme was appropriate the Christmas season. The hostesses were assisted by Mesdames G.R. Hughes, I.D. Lesher, L.E. Glunz, Charles B. Grant and the Misses Mary Ware and Julia Kennedy.
Fred Lundquist, of the Garland neighborhood, came in yesterday bringing a load of hogs for market.
The 50-pound weights at the city scale house were sent to Lawrence this morning to be tested. The weights have been in constant use for many years, first as an anvil, then a hammer and next as weights. They have been very useful, but have been slightly overworked. They will be tested by the weights and measures department of the state university.
Look for the Green Card. I have been ordered by the Board of Health to rightly enforce the ordinance prohibiting spitting on the sidewalks or crossings in the city. -- G.H. Schoen, City Marshal
75 YEARS AGO
There are not very many people 60 years of age who have all their natural teeth, and still fewer persons of 70 who can claim that distinction. And it is safe to say that the persons of 80 are few and far between who have any of their natural teeth.
Therefore it can probably be said without risk of argument that J.H. Hull, 88, of the Knox Hotel, is the only person in Bourbon County of that age who has all but two of his natural teeth. Mr. Hull, who makes his home at the hotel, of which his daughter, Mrs. Anna Berry, is the proprieties, celebrated his 88th birthday yesterday. Mr. Hull is remarkable in many ways. His hair clings remarkably to its original dark shade. He is very agile and active. He aids his daughter in taking care of the hotel office at night. Another daughter, Mrs. Mike Costello, and husband came from Wichita for the birthday celebration.
Christmas sale of modern appliances featuring the Magic Chef gas range. Regular price $107.75, now $78.98. Yours free is a metal grid with this model during this sale. -- The Gas Service Co.
Dalton Burt and Frankie Fisher, Fort Scott lightweights, will have places on the fight card at the Trianon Club in Croweburg. Burt, substituting for Walter Campbell will meet Howard Sparks of Hartman, Ark.
50 YEARS AGO
The temperature dropped to the lowest of any December since 1932 when a minus degree reading was made at 6 and 7 a.m. today, the low for the past 24 hours. On Dec. 12, 20 years ago today, the mercury fell to 5 below. The high reading yesterday was 15 degrees at 3 p.m. and the outlook for tomorrow is to be about 10 degrees below seasonal normal which is about 45 degrees. A year ago the high and low readings were 16 and 4 degrees.
R.C. (Tot) Coyan, former finance commissioner and an employee of the Fort Scott Truck and Tractor Co., has been named acting postmaster. Coyan will relieve Burris B. Moore, who has announced his retirement.
About 500 persons are expected to attend the annual meeting of the Farmers Co-Op Association tomorrow at the Armory. Dinner will be served by the 4-H Council. "We hope to have discussion on future business and expansion," said Elmer Miller, president. Miller said, "We suggest your neighbors accompany as your guests."
25 YEARS AGO