The Way it Was

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

100 years ago

Missouri safe for Democracy

ST. LOUIS -- The Democratic majority on the state ticket in Missouri, according to the unofficial returns received, will not exceed 8,000 or 10,000 and may fall as low as 5,000. It was believed this afternoon that the majority would be 18,000. The returns giving the majorities in each county are based on the vote A.M. Woodson and John Kennish, the candidates for supreme judge, long term.

The 100 counties give Woodson a majority of 11,843 over Kennish. Of the remaining 15 counties not heard from, eight are Republican strongholds and the Republican majority in the 15 counties it is expected, will aggregate from 2,000 to 3,000.

50 years ago

Fire at Kapple store causes heavy damage

Fire fought a fire at Kapple Hardware, 118 West Walnut Street, last night for approximately four hours in which there was considerable smoke and water damage.

Barney Kapple, store owner, stated this morning that the store would close until further notice. He said the fire stated in the basement, but its origin was not known at this time.

Fire chief Carl Pierceall said the exact cause of the fire was not known, but an investigation is under way. Both fire trucks were used to battle the blaze.