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d 120 YEARS AGO From May 8, 1886 Star There are fifteen schools go- ing on in tlus county at present: Several more will be opened next Monday. School was opened this week in District No. 26, J.I-LV. Brown is the teacher. District No. 10 wants a teacher. Next Tuesday is the day for the election of bonds for the purpose of building a city hall which will be donated to the county for a courthouse. The amount of the bonds is $10,000 payable by the city in twenty years at a rate of not less than 10 per cent. Property in this city will ad- vance at least 25 per cent, when the city hall is built. The city has been full of land buyers during this past week. Now is the time to buy land in this county while it is cheap. Will Beymer showed us though the machinery of his new-f angled-steam-and-light- ning bake oven this week. It has a revolving motion an at one turn of the crank bakes twelve dozen large biscuits, or enough to feed all of Clmrley's boarders one sit- ting. Wall Paper will be sold at cost for the next 30 days. at the Postoffice Book Store: Wednesday morning Mr. Wright and Mr. Miller, ofthis city took the Kinsley stage for a trip West, but just before they reached Reeder, they had their revolvers out shooting at differ- ent objects along the road, when Miller's revolver, a 32-calibre, was accidentally discharged as he raised it to shoot, the ball striking a strip of iron on the op- posite side of the stage, re- bounded and lodged in the leg of Wright near the knee. Miller procured a buggy at Reeder and brought Wright back to this city and the ball was extracted by Dr. Halliday, who pronounced the shot a flesh wound and not nec- essarily dangerous. Mr. Miller re- gretted very much that the un- fortunate accident occurred and is seeing that his friend Wright is well cared for. The Kiowa county election takes place next Tuesday and such button holing there will be to get votes. Keystone flour at Red Front Supply House. It's the best. d 110 YEARS AGO h From May 9, 1896 Star The month of April just passed was the warmest for years. The indications are that May will not average up much walnl~. It is time the Arkansas crop of strawbemes were coming into this market and selling at 2 boxes for a quarter. B.S. Vonschriltz has put up an awing and painted the front of his business house pea green, which gives a very neat appear- ance. He has also has a new sign painted across the front, viz.: "Montgomery Ward & Co." this is supposed to mean that he keeps everything from a pin to a threshing machine. O. P. Snare bought last week 120 acres of good bottom land adjoining his place on north and east, which increases his hold- ings to an even 200 acres. Mr. Snare paid $7.50 per acre. The New Eden school closed last Friday after seven months of very successful work under the careful management of Mrs. Butts. The patrons gathered in at noon with well filled baskets. Tables were spread and all were then treated to an excellent din- ner of Which all partook with hearty good will. I00 YEARS AGO % From May 11, 1906 Star The Coldwater National Bank began the work on Wednesday of putting down a new cement sidewalk in front of and along the entire east side of the lot on which the building is located. It will be quite an improvement for our city -- an improvement in the right direction. Henr).' McCracken and Jacob Wichter are planning to begin soon on the construction of a new store building (25x50 feel) on Mr. Wichter's vacant lotjusll north of J.W. Way's residence in Protection. The building when completed will probably be used b.v the finn for a feed and gen- eral supply store. The Freedom Express, a new paper published at Freedom in the northeastern part of Woodward-co is on the Star's exchange table. R.I. DeGeer is editor. R.A. Callaway is preparing to put down a cement walk (8 feet wide and 50 feet long) in front of the St. Nicholas hotel. He is making other improvements about the hotel. He believes in having the best. In Protection there was a slight frost Tuesday night Some ice noticeable on Wednesday morning. Vezy light damage was done to garden vegetables. P 90 YEARS AGO