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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



     PAGE 151


     1915


     May 20, 1915 - The matter of valuations on horses and mules in the various townships was taken up at the County Commissioners proceedings.


     May 27 - Ad: I will run a hack to meet night trains at Strong City, H. Kellam.


     Teresa Fent Hull 74 years old died at Matfield Green. Her place in this community will be sadly missed.


     There are 277 automobiles in Chase County, average value $331.45.


     Jun 3 - School bond carrys for the addition to be $12,000 was voted upon for this addition to the city school.


     Geo. McNee buys the Sarah M. Judd estate property of 120 acres on Rock creek.


     Jun 10 - The new telephone directories which have just been printed by the Leader are being distributed by Manager, W. J. Teat.


     John Mann's new garage is finished. John Short has completed the building.


     Matti Brothers of South Fork had 21 head of yearling steers killed by lightning all in one bunch.


     The population of Chase County for 1915 is 6,926, which is a gain over last year.


     County Commissioners gave the ok to have an election by the residents of Toledo Township to establish and locate a rural high school district.


     Jun 17 - The first milking machine to be installed by a Chase County farmer has just been purchased by E. B. Greene of Bazaar. Mr. Greene has a holstein dairy herd.


     Jun 24 - The young women and girls of the Methodist Sunday School of Cottonwood Falls have just organized two baseball teams. Some of the players are; Iva Ward, Effie Cahoone, Mattie Kirk, & Flora Britton.


     Dan Eastman of Thurman and Emma Selves of Homestead are wed at Matfield Green.


     On motion, the City Council voted to pay $25 per month for a period not to exceed five months to help support the band and pay for the services of W. H. Dowman as band director, providing band is maintained at its present standard.


     Elmore Stout, the little son of Mr. & Mrs J. E. Stout, just born, east of Strong City.


     Jul 1 - Wm. G. Rufener a young single man of 32 took his own life by shooting himself through the temple. Mr. Rufener has suffered from ill health for several years. B. B. Rufener is a cousin.


     Mary Garrison & Fred H. Lind are married. They will live at Saffordville on the Lind farm.


     Buck creek school district pupils will attend the Cottonwood Falls city school as there is only 7 students and the school board decided it would be cheaper and more convenient. They will pay this district about $3 per month for each pupil.


     Jul 8 - Attorney, Henry C. O'Reilly of Strong City was appointed a deputy county attorney by County Attorney, Charles Davis.


     The Woolwine store of Saffordville was robbed of about $200 worth of goods. J. B. Smith, County Sheriff has offered a reward of $50 for the arrest of the violators or information leading to their arrest.




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