100 YEARS AGO
Preparatory for the summer trade particularly, but to be used in the winter time as well for the refrigeration of the meats he handles, Lon Brown, proprietor of the North Main Street Meat Market, is having installed a large refrigerator plant by the means of which he will do away with the necessity of ice. The plant Mr. Brown has purchased is a large one and one of the best makes. Meats are known to be much more tender and of better flavor when they are kept in a refrigerator from three days to three weeks or even longer and it is the purpose of preserving them and handling them in truly metropolitan style that Mr. Brown is installing this plant. He says the arrival of the plant is what brought this cold wave.
Today was payday for the Frisco, and many thousands of dollars in checks were given out to the employees. Reports today were to the effect that the Missouri Pacific will pay tomorrow. The payday on the latter road will not be a large one, as the present force at the shops is a very small one, but on the Frisco the checks were large, especially for the train men and engine men.
75 YEARS AGO
City Commissioner Freeman Martin today clamped down on persons who have been stealing bricks from street construction jobs under way in the city. Two loads of brick were taken sometime last night from Hill Street where brick are being relaid. The same is happening on other job sites.
"We are going to keep a close watch," said Martin, "and I promise you that arrests and prosecution will follow if we catch the thieves. This kind of thing disrupts our entire plan and means we have to go to work and buy additional brick."
A bonus for Harry W. Fisher of Fort Scott, now representative in the Kansas Legislature, for justice of the Kansas Supreme Court was launched this week by the Independence Reporter in an editorial which termed him as being a "very able man" and whose record has "proved his general scope of usefulness and his qualifications for high justice office."
Mr. and Mrs. John Carson, of near the Catt School, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary at their home Jan. 12, when their children spent the evening with them. Mr. Carson is confined to his bed because of illness. Mrs. Carson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Catt, well- known residents in the county.
Olen Crane is preparing to open a wholesale optical supply business in the two rooms on the second floor of the Union Building at First and Main streets. Roy Kennedy is redecorating the rooms.
50 YEARS AGO
R.E. Woodrow, director of adult education classes at Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College, announced five evening classes will be organized soon in cooperation with the vocational educational department. The adult education director said other classes in shorthand, bookkeeping and typewriting, would be organized in the future if there is a demand.
Observances noted on the calendar are well known: Mother's Day, Fire Prevention Week, Heart Month and so on. Others are a little less likely to upset the everyday routine, as, for instance: Buzzard Day, Barbecue Month, White Bread Sales Month, Mute Your Muffler Month, Pencil Week, Satan's Holiday (Hell, Mich.), and Benjamin Harrison's birthday.
Mrs. Henry Freeman returned last night from New York where she spent 10 days as buyer for the Edmiston Department Stores.
25 YEARS AGO