Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today in History, March 1914

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 3/12/2014

• Attorney F.M. Harris and Mayor A.H. Slater were nominated at the mayoralty primary yesterday as the two candidates to be voted upon at the election April 7. Both men were far ahead of the other three candidates. Mr. Harris had a pluraility of 100 over Mr. Slater.

• William Clark, who has been in the city jail and was working in the prisoner gang on the streets, celebrated his imprisonment yesterday by becoming drunk. He evaded the foreman on the streets and slipped away to some favorite haunt where there was plenty of liquor. Clark refused an offer made by a relative to pay his fine on condition that Clark cast aside his old companions and live a better life.

• Attorney F.M. Harris and Mayor A.H. Slater were nominated at the mayoralty primary yesterday as the two candidates to be voted upon at the election April 7. Both men were far ahead of the other three candidates. Mr. Harris had a pluraility of 100 over Mr. Slater.

• William Clark, who has been in the city jail and was working in the prisoner gang on the streets, celebrated his imprisonment yesterday by becoming drunk. He evaded the foreman on the streets and slipped away to some favorite haunt where there was plenty of liquor. Clark refused an offer made by a relative to pay his fine on condition that Clark cast aside his old companions and live a better life.

• E.E. Lloyd and family, who have been living at Norwood for the past six years, have moved to Ottawa. Mr. Lloyd sold his grocery at Norwood and will open a new cash grocery at 936 N. Main St. tomorrow morning.

• KANSAS CITY — Several hundred persons gathered about police headquarters here today threatening to lynch four young men — identified by Mrs. Gertrude Shidler as members of a band of six who attacked her — when a detachment of police started to take the four to the office of the county prosecutor. The crowd surged around one fellow, made a lunge at one of the prisoners and was felled by a blow from a policeman’s club. The crowd became so menacing that the men were rushed into the courtyard and the great steel gates were slammed shut.

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