History of Chase County, Kansas
Dec. 28, 1899 --The masquerade ball given by Mrs Enos Shaft, in Chadwich Hall, was well attended and was a very plesant affair, both for the masquers spectators. The supper was gotten up by Mrs C. Houston.
Born to Mr. & Mrs Albert Patton, a son.
Marriage license issued to Everett Bocook and Nettie Bank of Matfield, Harvey Cox of Strong City and Jessie Hardison, of Dunlap.
John Bell has bought the hundred acre farm north of the Cottonwood river and east of the Cartter home farm, from Dr. Cartter, for $35 per acre.
Jan. 4, 1900 -- A telegram was received Tuesday night stating that John Prather, a Chase County pioneer, was shot dead at Wichita. No particulars.
E. S. Green of Clements, has had his pension increased from $12 to $14.
Fred Jackson, of Matfield Green, while on his way to Elmdale, last Friday, was thrown from the early morning train, and received a cut on his head.
S.C. Johnson died on Collett branch a tributary of Middle creek last Friday night and was buried in the Balch cemetery on Sunday.
Wm. Lutt had a birthday party, Wednesday Dec. 27. A large crowd was present and according to reports, all enjoyed themselves.
Henry Harbour has moved to his farm, which he purchased of Wm. McElfresh. Henry has held the job of foreman on the Frank Tomlinson ranch for the past five years.
J. M. Yoakem is erecting a new windmill which he bought of Smith and Scott, of Burns, on their last years contract. He saved at least $10 in the pur- chase. The old year was not so bad for him.
Jan. 11, 1900 -- Sheriff McCallum collected over $2,000 this winter under the new tax law.
Henry H. Giese celebrated his 20th birthday last Tuesday by entertaining his male friends at supper.
Born to Mr. & Mrs Frank Howard, last Saturday, a daughter. A son to Mr. & Mrs Dennis Ward on Jan. 7th.
Dave Wood and sister, Bessie returned to the State University, Monday night. Dave is taking the law.
Jim Quinn was enjoined last Friday from running a joint in Strong. He persistently refused to pay the usual fine to the city, hence the injunction.
Six bids to build a bridge were opened, and all being considered to high were rejected by Commissioners, W. J. Daugherty, John Kelly, and J. C. Fisher.
N. A. Morgan was awarded the county advertising, and the Leader is now the official paper. There were five bids for the advertising. Morgan being the lowest.
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