Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today in History, December 1913

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 12/4/2013

• With an engagement ring and her memory to haunt her through the rest of her life, Elsie Baker, 20, went back to Fort Scott this morning from Ottawa with an officer to answer the charge of murdering her 3-week-old infant.

• A county road leading from the Douglas-Franklin county line, north of Wellsville through Wellsville, Le Loup, Ottawa, Homewood, Ransomville and Williamsburg, to connect with a Coffey County road, was designated this morning by the county commissioners of Franklin County. The commissioners also designated the Logan Street road as a county road for 10 miles east to the New Hope Church and the West Seventh road west to within one mile of the Osage County line. Franklin County now has its first country roads, about 65 miles so far. Because the commissioners did not extend the county road west from Ottawa to include Rattlesnake Hill, that does not mean the board intends to shun that troublesome piece of road. “We will connect our county road with the Osage County road when we decide what shall be done with the hill,” Mr. Lomas said.

• With an engagement ring and her memory to haunt her through the rest of her life, Elsie Baker, 20, went back to Fort Scott this morning from Ottawa with an officer to answer the charge of murdering her 3-week-old infant.

• A county road leading from the Douglas-Franklin county line, north of Wellsville through Wellsville, Le Loup, Ottawa, Homewood, Ransomville and Williamsburg, to connect with a Coffey County road, was designated this morning by the county commissioners of Franklin County. The commissioners also designated the Logan Street road as a county road for 10 miles east to the New Hope Church and the West Seventh road west to within one mile of the Osage County line. Franklin County now has its first country roads, about 65 miles so far. Because the commissioners did not extend the county road west from Ottawa to include Rattlesnake Hill, that does not mean the board intends to shun that troublesome piece of road. “We will connect our county road with the Osage County road when we decide what shall be done with the hill,” Mr. Lomas said.

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