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Examiner
  • 100 years ago

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  • The following items were taken from the Oct. 19 through 25, 1913, Examiner.
    * John W. Davis, manager of the Bell Telephone Company in this city and county, has traded his home at 708 W. Maple Ave., for a farm. He traded with Dr. Joseph Luff, for 30 acres lying north of Frank Milton’s farm, just where the Lee’s Summit Rock Road crosses the Chicago & Alton track, about four miles from this city.
    * A well in the bottom of another well seems hardly possible. But P.W. Shaver vouches for such a condition on his farm, near Little Blue. Mr. Shaver bought the Rockaway Farm from J.B. Young in September. Soon after moving to the place, he started to clean out a well on the farm. After the water was drawn out, a small plug was found at the bottom. He pulled the plug and found a hole six feet deep and full of water. The well was dug through 20 feet of rock and it seems strange that a drill hole would be found in the bottom of it.
    * Employees of the overall factory of the Burnham-Munger Manufacturing Company on North Osage Street in this city, were given notices that the factory would shut down at the end of this week. J.M. Kessinger, foreman of the plant said the shutdown was for an indefinite time, and he could give no reasons for it. The factory employs 125 persons, all of whom are women and girls except two, who are men.
    * The first Missouri state flag made in accordance with the law passed by the Forty-Seventh General Assembly was presented by Adjutant General O’Meara to Governor Major. The body of the flag is composed of three stripes, red, white and blue. In a blue field in the center is the coat of arms of the state.
    * Confederate Crosses of Honor were bestowed upon 10 Confederate Veterans, or Sons of Veterans, by the Independence Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Those honored were Dr. Frank R. Brown, a son of the late C.R. Brown, William Z. Hickman, Gabriel C. Parr, George W. Wigginton, W.H. Neighbors, R.A. Gillespie and Thomas C. McCormick, all of this city; Samuel H. Chiles of Buckner; and R.W. Jacks of Mount Wahington. In the ceremony, Mrs. J.W. Mercer was assisted by Mrs. O.H. Gentry.
    - Jillayne Ritchie 
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