110 years ago
june 25, 1908
Former president Grover Cleveland died suddenly at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, Wednesday morning. At Washington the flags are flying at half staff.
Beginning Monday afternoon the special session of the district court convened to try William T. Carr charged with the murder March 24 of Oscar A. Bailey Wells-Fargo Express messenger on No. 115, Santa Fe train running from Kansas City to Gainesville, Texas.
Mrs. P.L. Corby and Miss Jenny have gone to Newton to spend the remainder of the summer with Walter, who has a position with the Santa Fe.
The program for the monster Fourth of July celebration has been completed and provides for entertainment all day long for everybody, along the lines everybody enjoys. The fireworks will begin about 8:45 and be fired from a platform built over the stone arch on Main street and for the best view keep on the west side of the arch or in the Main business section of the city.
The drug firm of Ford & Tarbet, successor to Stanford & Billings, is equipping their store with new show cases, the new all glass kind. They will soon have the store up-to-date in all its fixtures.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoch at the executive residence, Topeka, at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening, June 23. The little fellow was at once named Wharton Hoch. Mrs. H.C. Wharton went to Topeka Wednesday.
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