100 years ago
august 6, 1914
The financial situation which led many banks over the country to restrict cash payments, has not caused any considerable trouble in Kansas. As a precautionary measure, the banks in many cases have restricted the amount of cash to be paid to any one depositor each day and issued the balance in clearing house certificates.
The electric light bulbs have been put on the ornamental pillars at the Park entrances and the juice was turned on for the first time on Tuesday evening. As everyone said, “don’t they look fine!”
The Junior Chautauqua is arousing a lot of interest among the children. They had an auto ride about town Saturday evening and a Play Festival in the Park Tuesday evening and have something doing every day.
The street east from the Rock Island to the first corner—the Schoneman place—is to be paved.
Frank Loveless received this week from the Martins in the Philippines, a bamboo hat as a graduating present.
The judges have awarded the prizes offered by Dr. G.E. Eye on the best dozen potatoes grown this season by boys and gifts under 15 years of age. The first prize, which was $10, went to Mabel Kreutziger of Canada, the second prize of $5 to Ada Woolheater of Marion and the third prize of $2.50 to Earl Winkley of Marion. The judges were S.L.Brose and Ed Harn. There were nine contestants.