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TODAY IN HISTORY: May 2014

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 5/7/2014

May 2014

• L.L. Jones of Hannibal, Mo., and an expert photographer are taking pictures of Ottawa buildings and activities this week and these will be shown on the motion picture screen at the Airdome Friday and Saturday nights. A vaudeville troupe will also be at the Airdome those nights.

May 2014

• L.L. Jones of Hannibal, Mo., and an expert photographer are taking pictures of Ottawa buildings and activities this week and these will be shown on the motion picture screen at the Airdome Friday and Saturday nights. A vaudeville troupe will also be at the Airdome those nights.

• More than 100 school patrons attended the second regular meeting of the Parent-Teacher’s club of Eugene Field School at the Washington School building last night.

• A dog believed to have been rabid was killed by Earl Beall, son of James M. Beall of seven miles southwest of Ottawa, last night after it had bitten a neighbor’s dog and had killed numerous chickens. The head was amputated and will probably be sent to Manhattan to be examined.

• Crystal Theatre is showing a special three-reel feature: a San Francisco earthquake story, “When the Earth Trembled.” This is one of the most sensational dramas ever produced.

• A telegram has been received from the C.R. Hutchings family, formerly of Pomona. They have escaped from Mexico City where they have lived for the past seven years, and are now in Vera Cruz.

• It is proposed to place a partition in the small city barn on North Main Street where a fire wagon is kept. This will be to house dogs that have been picked up because their dog tax has not been paid. Previously dogs without licenses have been killed immediately, but there has been considerable complaint to this. They also were killed on the streets in many cases.

• The Sunday School Twilight Baseball League held its first meeting of the year last night and elected officers for the coming season. A school board committee gave the league permission yesterday to use the school grounds at the Washington building for the games. A diamond will be placed in the southwest portion and several trees will be removed. It is possible that a grandstand will be erected. The league proposes to charge no admission for the games but to sell season tickets for the grandstand.

• TAMPICO, Mexico — Facing an ultimatum to leave the Mexican city in 15 minutes or risk death, L.A. Dunn who today is an Ottawa visitor, packed his baggage with Charles McDonald, his employer, sailed from the vicinity of Tampico under the protection of the German flag.

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