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Examiner
  • 100 Years Ago - Jan. 12-18, 1913

  • The following items were taken from the Jan. 12 through 18, 1913, Examiner.

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  • The following items were taken from the Jan. 12 through 18, 1913, Examiner.
     
    • The Missouri Railway and Warehouse Commission has ordered electric bell signals placed at the Missouri Pacific crossings on Fifteenth Street and Independence Avenue between Independence and Kansas City. Some time ago the commission, in response to complaints that these crossings were dangerous, visited Jackson County and looked at the roads. There is a bell a the Fifteenth Street crossing of the Chicago and Alton. There is also a very dangerous grade crossing in Mount Washington which ought to be abolished.
    • The matter of re-establishing a ferry at Liberty Landing was presented to the City Council by the Commercial Club committee. The club believes that it is of vital importance not only to Independence, but all of Jackson County. In order to get the best results from the ferry however, it will be necessary to build a rock road from the present terminus of the Courtney rock road to Liberty landing, a distance of about two miles through bottom lands.
    • A notice printed in The St. Louis Post Dispatch said that Jesse Martin, the hardware man, had been named as postmaster for Independence by President Taft. Mr. Martin said that he had so far had no other notice of being appointed except that he had received blanks from a Washington Company on which to make bond. The term of Postmaster Bostian expired Dec. 17 and he is an applicant for appointment for another term.
    • The Navy Department announced that a bathtub that had been used on the ill-fated battleship Maine, which was blown up in the harbor of Havana just before the war with Spain, would be given to the first applicant. St. Joseph promptly applied for it, and it will be sent to the up-river Missouri town as a relic of the great disaster.
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