100 YEARS AGO
JANUARY 6, 1916
Clyde Loveless and Will Kieferle are in St. Joseph this week assisting in the selection of a new stock for a store which will open about the first of February in the rooms vacated by the Loveless establishment.
Orlan Carroll who lives 5 miles southwest of town was accidentally shot through the leg the first of the week and is now a patient in the hospital here. He is getting along nicely.
Miss Bertha Willey and Wm. Carr were married Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian parsonage by Rev. I.A. Wilson and left in the afternoon for their new home at Lakin, Kansas.
The grocery department of the Grand Merc. Co. has been moved into the room adjoining on the east, and inside connection made between the rooms. The shoe stock is being moved into the quarters vacated by the grocery and the men’s furnishings department will be given the additional space.
From the jail report for the past year, made by Sheriff Mansfield, it appears that there were 88 persons in the jail during the year, of which number 77 were men or boys and 11 women or girls. There were 52 Americans, 11 Germans, 12 Negroes, 5 Mexicans, 4 Poles, 1 Irishman, 2 Danes, and 1 Italian. 12 were in on charge of vagrancy, 8 for gambling, 7 for petit larceny, 5 for grand larceny, 8 for drunkenness, 5 for wife desertion and 5 for violating prohibitory law.