100 years ago
October 28, 1915
It is understood that the new city engine was shipped from the factory on Monday of this week. The power house is being plastered and will be ready for the installation of the engine in a few days. It will probably be the latter part of November before the new plant will be ready for use.
Justice Burch of the Supreme Court and Del Valentine, Court Clerk, were here from Topeka several days the past week as guests of W.H. Carpenter on a hunting and fishing trip.
The Variety Store is putting out the Christmas display of toys and the store has the appearance of fairy land.
A group of the High School fellows met at the call of Prof. Ira Scott, last Sunday afternoon. They spent the first part of the hour in devotionals and the last half in discussion of their problems as young men in school. “Clean Athletics” and “How to Help the Fellow Who is Slipping, were among the subjects discussed. There were 18 boys present.
An advertisement from the Gardner & Williamson Maxwell agency reads as follows: “Maxwell, the “Wonder Car.” The new Maxwell is equipped with a one-man real mohair top. It can be raised or lowered almost in an instant, by one person. There are no top bows near the driver’s seat. This gives the driver and passenger beside him an unobstructed view on both sides of the car. The storm curtains are quick-adjustable. We are waiting to take you for a test ride.” The price listed for the Maxwell is $655 F.O.B. Detroit.