100 years ago
january 8, 1914
The reservoir and water lift at the spring have been put in and connection made with the school building, so that the boys can no longer put up their hands and say, “teacher, may I go for a bucket of water?” It is a fine improvement. And, in the spring, it is planned to run a pipe to Main street and put in a drinking fountain just east and north of the bridge. The lift is operated by city water pressure.
Seldom has this community been so shocked as it was the past week by the announcement of the death of Brown Corby.
Mrs. Lida A. Wheelock and Mrs. Lillian Immer have issued At Home invitations for January 10th.
Harry Rogers left last week going to Chicago to join the “Virginian” company which spends the balance of the season in the East and South. He was quite ill after leaving here but expected to be able to go with the company.
The acetylene gas plant at the Elgin Hotel blew up yesterday afternoon and gave everyone in the neighborhood a scare. But, very little damage was done.
Judge Greer says the records show that it has been 36 years since as few marriage licenses were issued here in December as were issued the December just past. Only seven were issued. Who is the smart one and who can tell the whyness of this thusness?
The winner of the diamond ring in the contest at Sheldon’s Jewelry was Mrs. Helen Miesse.
Postmaster Buckley has been notified that the post office at Antelope will be discontinued and that the patrons will be served by rural route from Marion.