The following items were taken from the Sept. 14 through 20, 1913, Examiner.
• Area schools started classes on Sept. 15, and there are number of changes among the principals. A.G. Wisdom, principal of the Noland School, and George W. Cassell of the Benton, are entirely new men here. W.D. Miller, principal of the Benton last year, has been transferred to the Columbian; Emil Hinkel, who was principal at Sugar Creek last year, is back at his former place as principal of Ott School.
• The annual summer reunions of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints of the Independence Stake, or district, are to be resumed. The stake conference, in session at the Stone Church, so decided. Such annual reunions were held many years ago at Washington Park, before it was converted to a cemetery. Later they were held at Hawthorne station in the grove now occupied by the residence of Dr. Phillip Kanoky and others, and later still on the Blue Ridge near St. Clair Park. It has been several years since a stake reunion was held.
• Speeders who hereafter disregard the warnings of patrolmen in an effort to stop them are liable to have their tires punctured if the patrolman is a sufficiently good marksman. George St. Clair, chief of police, has instructed his men to shoot at the tires of speeders when necessary to bring them to a halt or to slacken their speed to the maximum of 15 miles an hour allowed by the city ordinances.
• James R. Bowlin, 94, Mexican war veteran, old plainsman and believed to be the oldest man in Independence, and possibly in eastern Jackson County, died Sept. 18 at his home on Spring Street. He was born in 1820 near Gallatin, Tenn., and he was 13 when he moved with his parents to Jackson County, settling near Buckner. He was one of the founders of Oakland Church, a Methodist congregation.
– Jillayne Ritchie