Our Past | 1903: ‘News of the Week’ from the plateau

This is an early-day article, coming from the Jan. 15, 1903 edition of the Big Bend Empire. The paper had quite a bit of world, national and statewide news. I’m guessing this was because it was the only source of news for much of the readership. There are just a few local pieces, and one of these was a “News of the Week” column with short snippets of advertisements or pieces of human interest about people in the community.


News of the Week

James H. Hill of Hartline arrived in Waterville last Friday and on Monday assumed his duties as deputy treasurer. Mr. Hill was treasurer of the county 10 years ago and is therefore familiar with the work in the office. He only intends holding this position a few months as he has other interests to look after.

Don’t fail to call at “The Fair Store” and examine their large stock of boy’s and youth’s clothing. Suits for big boys, little boys, fat boys slim boys or boys that slide down the cellar door, ranging in price from $1 to $11.50. “They are hummers.” — The Fair Store

S. Spink of Howard was in the city the first of the week and made us a pleasant call. Mr. Spink says they want a mail route between Dyer and Howard, and that a petition will be sent to the department.

Taken up: One dark bay yearling colt, blotch brand on right shoulder, small white star on forehead. Owner can have same by proving property and paying damages. Inquire at this office.

Another girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander last Friday, and Frank is just as happy as though it was the first one. All doing well.

Taken up: At my place 1½ miles east of Douglas, one roan cow branded 25 on right hip, right ear cut off. Owner can have same by paying charges. John H. Peters.

See our black and blue, all wool men’s suits for $7.50 to $10; they are just the stuff for winter. Don’t spend all your overcoat money before seeing us — we will save you money. — The Fair Store

John Mulkey, who is now located at Buckingham, was a caller at this office last Thursday to renew his subscription.

If your land is listed with G.A. Yancey Williams Co. they will show it to home-seekers without charge.