The following items were taken from the April 20 through 26, 1913, Examiner.
The following items were taken from the April 20 through 26, 1913, Examiner.Dedication services for the new mission Baptist Church in Eden Park was conducted April 20. The Rev. Luther E. Floyd was in charge of the service. There was a very large attendance. Subscriptions amounting to more than $200 were taken, and this made it possible to dedicate the building entirely free of debt. No specific name has yet been selected for the new mission church. A little warning: We would like to urge the men who are talking about annexing Independence to Kansas City to study the matter over carefully, find out if annexation is possible; how it must be done; how long it will take; what effect it will have on the county seat; and in short, Independence would not like to wake up some morning to find that irreparable damage had been done with no resulting advantage. Let’s have some sane, careful effective information on the subject before going further. Only children nine years old or less are to be allowed to skate on the sidewalks, if the council adheres to the position it took at the council meeting. City engineer H.H. Pendleton said that skating by older boys or girls makes the pressure so heavy that the sidewalks chip off at the joints. One councilman told that last Sunday several young boys, nearly grown men, had skated up and down the sidewalks for several hours, terrorizing all the pedestrians who were weak and nervous with the fear of collision. A bill was passed by the last legislature pensioning Ex-Confederate soldiers. The provisions of the bill states that any man who enlisted in the Confederate Army, or what is commonly called The Jackson State Militia, shall be entitled to a pension of $10 per month. Another measure relative to the Ex-Confederate was the bill appropriating $15,000 to defray the expenses of Union and Ex-Confederate veterans to attend the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
– Jillayne Ritchie