04 March 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Caldwell Messenger Flashbacks!

"The Caldwell Messenger" Flashbacks Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Page 2, Col. 2

Here are a few tidbits - reprinted with permission from the 27 February 2013, Caldwell Messenger, Caldwell, Kansas.

February 22, 1883
The Oklahoma Boomers who went into the promised land from here began drifting back.  They found it no easy task to dodge the U.S. troops.

J. M. Thomas had money to lend to Sumner and Harper County farms at 10 per cent, plus commission.

R. Rue had a large lot of fresh burned brick for sale at lowest cash prices.

February 23, 1893
William Wykes, south of Caldwell, was appointed by Governor as a member of the board of Public Works at a salary of $1,000 a year and traveling expenses.

The station of Cicero, on the Santa Fe, south of Wellington, was discontinued.

Troop C. of the U. S. Army went south through Caldwell en route to El Reno. (Oklahoma Territory)

February 26, 1903
The Rock Island abolished the office of “foreman” and installed a “superintendent of shops.”

February 27, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. Abel Grimm and their two little girls were badly bruised in a runaway near Renfrow.

February 21, 1923
Flu epidemic is abating here.  The school has averaged four teachers a day out.
Meeting called for next Monday to form a cooperative association between Parents and Teachers.  It will be called PTA.

Sidebottom Brothers of Wellington have bought the restaurant business of Libby and Son on South Main.

February 23, 1923
Three arrested on bootlegging charges. One was bound over because the judge said he was persistently violating the liquor law.  Bond was $500.

February 26, 1923
Arrest six in raid on livery stable. City cops run in on “Crap” game Sunday afternoon after an anonymous complaint.