110 years ago
may 14, 1908
The fire bell rang about eight o’clock Saturday night and a number of the boys responded quickly with the hose cart, but we are glad to say, the small blaze that caused the excitement was handled without the hose. The scare was at the Elgin hotel. The porter thought the acetylene plant needed attention and while working on the machine he took out the carbon plug. Struck a match and then the trouble began. Henry Wheelock in attempting to replace the plug received painful burns on both hands. Aside from this, no damage was done although everybody about the house had a good scare.
The court house clock, money for which was raised by the Business Men’s club last fall, arrived in town this morning. The installation will begin at once.
The students from Marion county at the Normal in Emporia held their annual picnic last Friday evening at Flat Rocks, a picturesque place on the Cottonwood east of Emporia.
That Marion county is in a prosperous condition is proven by the fact that there is no floating indebtedness or outstanding warrants. The court house is paid for and all the obligations met that came with the refurnishing and refitting of the offices.
Neglect caused regret. Several men from the city were out on a fishing trip when their sorrow overcame them. They had forgotten to take along some Bachelor cigars. For sale at Red Cross Pharmacy.
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