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History of Chase County, Kansas

Abstracts of Leader-News
1899 - 1999

This history was abstracted by Patty J Donelson, Chase County Historical Society Curator.
Transcribed and indexed by Lorna Marvin, Chase County Coordinator

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     Oct. 19 --A plucky set-to occurred at the Bazaar Stockyards with a fist fight between Evander Bocook of Matfield and Sam Stotler, over ownership of a steer.

     The "race problem" has been satisfactorily settled at Elmdale by the colored girl withdrawing from the school.

     Births at Clements - Mr. & Mrs Perry Mathews, a son, Mr. & Mrs Thomas Crawford a son and Mr. & Mrs Richard Patton, a daughter.

     Hattie M. Higbee, Millinery at Cottonwood Falls has a fine line of trimmed hats, patterns, shapes and street hats on hand.

     Oct. 26, 1899 -- Charles Sayre is making a splendid canvass for sheriff.

     Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dawson are the parents of a son.

     Dr. Samuel Steele candidate for cornerer, Henry Rogler for surveyor, L. L. Chandler for County Clerk.

     Nov. 2, 1899 -- Johnson and Alford have got a hansome new delivery wagon.

     County Attorney McWilliams is out in the county with a notary public securing evidence to oppose sending the Brandly case to Emporia.

     Lad, the third oldest son of Ben Arnold, was shot through the lung last Sunday afternoon by the accidental discharge of a 32 calibre revolver in tbe hands of Sam, his next oldest brother. The wound is very serious but not necessarily fatal.

     Nov. 9 -- The Woodmen of Matfield has a supper in their hall in honor of Rev. Mr. Pool, The United Brethren Minister, who leaves for Oklahoma.

     Robert Clements has paid his subscription to the Leader, in advance, every election day for twenty years.

     The people of Toledo township gave John Crook, of the 20th Kansas a splendid reception at Saffordville, Monday night.

     Chas. Deering, Sr. is rushing the work on his new residence. He has the stone work done.

     For fine blacksmithing, call at Frank Long's shop, Wonsevu, Ks.

     Grandma Barker, Mother of Mrs S. F. Jones of Strong City, Died, age 88.

     Nov. 16 -- Chris Zimmerman has been employed as night watchman by the business men of Strong City.

     The brick residence of Mrs Crawford, near Clements, caught fire and was completely destroyed.

     Certificates to purchase school land were issued by the probate court last week to Thos. Resneder and Teresa Hull.

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