Friday, October 31, 2014

Today in History, December 1913

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 12/24/2013

• The snow has placed a damper on golf playing, but it has not affected the inspirations of the members of the Ottawa Country Club who are again discussing plans for a new club house and the probable purchase of the 50-acre tract of ground on East Logan Street. The land, owned by Edmund Lister, is leased to the country club with an option to purchase at $125 an acre before March 1, 1914.

• Ottawa banks are strong for the currency bill that President Woodrow Wilson signed last night. Although the details of the new system have not yet been secured, the general sentiment was expressed this morning along the street that it would strengthen credit all over the country and aid in controlling panics. It seems probable that all four Ottawa banks will apply for membership in one of the regional associations provided for in the bill.

• The snow has placed a damper on golf playing, but it has not affected the inspirations of the members of the Ottawa Country Club who are again discussing plans for a new club house and the probable purchase of the 50-acre tract of ground on East Logan Street. The land, owned by Edmund Lister, is leased to the country club with an option to purchase at $125 an acre before March 1, 1914.

• Ottawa banks are strong for the currency bill that President Woodrow Wilson signed last night. Although the details of the new system have not yet been secured, the general sentiment was expressed this morning along the street that it would strengthen credit all over the country and aid in controlling panics. It seems probable that all four Ottawa banks will apply for membership in one of the regional associations provided for in the bill.

• Today dawned bright for Gormly’s Band and its relations with the City of Ottawa. When yesterday closed, it looked gloomy for the musical organization and for Ottawa as a live city with plenty of boosting power. But after a meeting today of the city commissioners, with President Ralph Pleasant of the band, the outlook is brighter. The result is that the commissioners are considering the plan of taking over the band shell in Forest Park, built by the band boys, at a figure fair enough to put the band on a paying basis.

• JUAREZ, Mexico — After heavy fighting at Torreón, the rebels have retaken that city from the federals. The reports said 12,000 men were engaged, with much loss of life and that Gen. Jose de la Luz Herra, the rebel commander, was wounded.

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