100 years ago
july 23, 1914
The Taliaferro & Walker Brothers store—the new men’s furnishings store—is taking on a mighty nifty appearance. By the way, that first name is pronounced “Tolliver.”
The following sign appeared in a local meat market window the other day: “We sell bologna. Better keep your dog tied up.”
The Chautauqua Boosters are swinging around the circle today, spreading through the county the glad talk about the Big Chautauqua which begins here on August 5.
A new time lock for the vault in the County Treasurer’s office was put in place this week. The old one had been in use many years and as it did not work perfectly, the Yale Company refused longer to guarantee it.
C.W. Thompson expects to leave today or tomorrow for New York to buy goods for the Grand. He makes one or two trips to New York every year. He finds the New York market the most satisfactory of any of those he visits.
Acting upon a petition of property owners, the City Commissioners on Tuesday evening ordered the paving on Santa Fe street from the Elgin Hotel west to the Rock Island railway. The pavement will probably be of brick, we are told. There is still more paving in prospect.
Rain must be wetter on Sundays than on other days. See how it keeps folks from going to church.