Thursday, October 30, 2014

TODAY IN HISTORY: July 1914

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 7/9/2014

• The executive committee of the Franklin County Retailers Association will meet tonight at the office of Secretary F.R. Ramsdell to discuss the hospital proposition.

• Since the city passed the ordinance forbidding automobiles from using the track in Forest Park, the motorists have been using the drive that extends around the park. Several complaints have come from car owners that the beauty of the drive is very much marred by the unsightly litter that the racehorse men allow to collect around the barns that are on this road.

• The executive committee of the Franklin County Retailers Association will meet tonight at the office of Secretary F.R. Ramsdell to discuss the hospital proposition.

• Since the city passed the ordinance forbidding automobiles from using the track in Forest Park, the motorists have been using the drive that extends around the park. Several complaints have come from car owners that the beauty of the drive is very much marred by the unsightly litter that the racehorse men allow to collect around the barns that are on this road.

• J.E. Shinn sold his 10-acre tract of land at 14th and Willow streets this morning to Francis Dunlap. Mr. Dunlap will commence work on a modern home there in the near future. With the fine home of S.W. Weidner and Mr. Dunlap’s home and the other several nice residences in this neighborhood, this will be one of the pretties streets in Ottawa.

• NEW YORK — A bomb exploded prematurely in an six-story tenement building in New York City. The bomb, or a number of bombs, was meant for John D. Rockefeller’s home at Tarrytown, some miles north of the city. Arthur Caron, a leading light among the Industrial Workers of the World, and three of his companions, one of them a woman, were killed.

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