100 years ag0
december 28, 1911
Mrs. S.C. Freeland made the closest guess on the beans in the jar at the Sheldon Jewelry “Store and received the diamond ring. There were 5407 beans in the jar and her guess was 5412. Some of the close guesses were Mrs. George Wakefield 5414, Mrs. C.E. Pierce 5418, Misses Nettie Williams and Hattie Oyer 5400. All of the close guesses were made by ladies. How do the mere men account for that?
Miss Ruth Clark entertained at a party on Wednesday evening to the following young people: the Misses Effie Robinson, Edith Martin and Messrs. Rex Robinson, Fred Meisinger and Frank Osborn.
Mrs. Dr. Eye’s brother, Mr. Harry Keller, will give a musical entertainment here about the 20th of February. He is an accomplished violinist.
Col. John McLinden, the Cedar Point stockman and auctioneer, was here last Saturday on business.
The Swiss Bell Ringers will give an entertainment at the Auditorium on the evening of January 13. The entertainment is being promoted by the Marion Band, which will share in the proceeds.
The Christmas entertainments at the various churches were all given as announced. Santa Claus was on the job and escaped without getting his whiskers singed or suffering other injury. The kids who were there all report “a very pleasant evening.”
Mr. J.G. Hill, who was one of the founders of Hillsboro and the man for whom the town was named, was down from McPherson today on business and greeting old friends.