Friday, September 19, 2014

Today in History, July 1913

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 7/10/2013

• Haul down the flag to half staff and do homage to Buster! Buster is dead and his owners and a large number of other residents of the West Side are sad today. Buster was a black-and-white bulldog of the congenial type. He always had a pleasant smile, a friendly wag of his stub tail, and sometimes a joyous leap for his friends. And he had many friends. He belonged to the family of A.E. Frederick and was about 4 years old. Buster died yesterday afternoon. It is thought that a rat or snake bit him on the tongue and that his death was due to the poison.

• Relief from the most excessive heat Kansas has experienced in two years came today. It is cooler in all parts of the state.

• Haul down the flag to half staff and do homage to Buster! Buster is dead and his owners and a large number of other residents of the West Side are sad today. Buster was a black-and-white bulldog of the congenial type. He always had a pleasant smile, a friendly wag of his stub tail, and sometimes a joyous leap for his friends. And he had many friends. He belonged to the family of A.E. Frederick and was about 4 years old. Buster died yesterday afternoon. It is thought that a rat or snake bit him on the tongue and that his death was due to the poison.

• Relief from the most excessive heat Kansas has experienced in two years came today. It is cooler in all parts of the state.

• From 103 in the shade to 50 in the open is a fine little shift for the weather in about half a day, and a rising vote of thanks should be tendered the weather man for his part in furnishing a breathing spell.

• There are now three proposed routes for a county road between Ottawa and Centropolis. Two of them are now supported by petitions on file in the county clerk’s office. Another petition for the third route is being prepared.

• MANHATTAN — The latest scheme to puncture the prohibitory law has developed in Riley County. An Ohio firm is advertising an agent’s sample of a powder, which when dissolved in five gallons of water, will produce real beer — and five gallons of it for $1. The name of the powder is “Ambrew,” according to the advertisement.

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