The Way it Was

Friday, November 10, 2006

100 years ago

Would oust the mayor

FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- The sum of $2,500 has been subscribed by citizens of this city as a fund to prosecute ouster proceedings against Mayor Goodlander. The papers were all ready to be filed the first of this week, but on Wednesday the mayor issued an order to the chief of police to close all the saloons, club houses and resorts from which the city has been collecting revenue every month. The joint keepers were given three days in which to remove their bar fixtures and get out of business.

The Elks, Eagles, and Turner lodge rooms, where liquor was obtained by the members, were also included in the sweeping order to close.

The reform country attorney, elected Tuesday, promises to enforce the law strictly. His resignation is already in escrow in the hands of the citizens committee and will go into effect any time the committee decides he is not doing his duty.

50 years ago

Youngster severely burned here Friday

Patricia Clark, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Clark, was admitted to the Nevada Hospital late Friday afternoon for treatment of first and second degree burns on her bond.

The youngster tripped over the cord of an electric frying pan and hot greased was thrown over her body, burning her right hand and forearm seriously. She also has burn on her back, ear, left hand, wrist and thigh. Her condition was reported to be good Saturday.