• 100 Years Ago: March 23 through 29, 1913

  • The following items were taken from the March 23 through 29, 1913, Examiner.

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  • The following items were taken from the March 23 through 29, 1913, Examiner.
    • A subscriber for the Bell telephone at the Fairmount exchange has been notified that after April 1 the unlimited service with the Kansas City and Independence exchanges will be discontinued, the Fairmount exchange will be made practically a part of the Independence exchange and a toll of ten cents a call will be charged for the Kansas City service. Also, an order has been issued by the Kansas City Home Telephone Company that after March 31, the unlimited service between Independence and Kansas City would be discontinued, and a toll of 10 cents would also be inaugurated.
    • Jas. V. Compton has received a telegram from his son, J. Crawford Compton, stating that he had as lowest bidder, secured a contract for 72 blocks or about 75,000 square yards of asphaltic concrete paving in the city of McMinville, Ore. This contract will amount to $125,000.00. This is the same paving that Mr. Compton wanted to put down around the square.
    • The county court filed two condemnation suits in this city for the purpose of acquiring portions of the right of way for the proposed new rock road to connect the Jackson County and Cass County rock road systems. One suit is against Phillip Herring and wife and the other against Mrs. Louise Gammon and others. Their farms are immediately south of Lee’s Summit and Lone Jack rock roads. The proceedings are to condemn a 25 foot strip through their farms, distance of one mile, running north and south.
    • Governor Major signed a new law which is designed to restrain loan sharks. They are forbidden to charge more than 2 percent a month, or more than $1.50 for examination of titles, or to collect their interest in advance; and they are required to put up a $2,000 bond for a strict adherence to the laws.
    • Bertha Hawkins, a negress of this city, was awarded a verdict of $5,000 against the Missouri Pacific Railway Company. She had sued for $7,500 for the death of her husband, Andrew Hawkins. He was killed May 5, 1911, while working at the Waggoner-Gates Mill. A car was being switched and it struck a large board which struck Hawkins in the side, killing him instantly.
    – Jillayne Ritchie