Volume 1, Number 8
Fifty Years Ago
Ava, Missouri, February 20- The Webb Bill, prohibiting the shipment of liquor into "dry" territory, has passed the House and Senate, and it is now up to the President to sign it. He can sign it or veto it, or let it become a law in ten days without his signature. It is very likely that the bill will become a law. We believe that this is a good law from the fact that the liquor interests everywhere are fighting it. The less liquor we have the better schools we will have, and the more bread and beans.
Stone County will vote on a proposition March 29, for issuing bonds to the amount of $25,000 to build a new courthouse at Galena. The proposition ought to carry.
Ava, Missouri, March 20- Branson, in Taney County, voted an $8,000 bond issue recently with which to build permanent roads. The editor of the Branson Sentinel sums it up this way: The $8,000 will put these roads in shape. It will make more work this Summer for our working men, and means prosperity for Branson and good roads for the farmers in our vicinity.
Editorial: We believe in woman suffrage but some women get so everlasting interested in handing down equal rights to posterity that they fail to provide the said posterity.
Ava, Missouri, April 3.-The program of good roads legislation was made complete when the House, after a hard fight, concurred in the Senate Constitutional Amendment submitting a mill tax for the state good roads fund to a vote of the people. It is now up to Missouri to say at the next General Election whether it wants to spend one and three-quarter million dollars on its roads every year. It is estimated the mill tax if adopted will obtain that sum.
Ava, Missouri, April 10.-The lower house of the Connecticut General Assembly, by a vote of 150 to 77, has passed a resolution ratifying the proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution providing for the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people. Connecticut was the thirty-sixth state to ratify the amendment. All that remains to make the law effective is for Secretary of State Bryan to issue a proclamation.
Forsyth, Missouri, May 15.- Miss Emma Dysart, the capable and efficient matron of the School of the Ozarks had a birthday last Monday and celebrated the event with a dinner party at the hotel Forsyth. Her guests were Misses Craig, Davis, Johnson and Weld, all members of the school faculty, and they enjoyed a very pleasant time.
Forsyth, Missouri, July 10.- A new post office has been established at Powersite with L. H. Livingston as postmaster.
Garber, Missouri, July 10.-The 4th passed off very pleasantly with quite a good crowd. T. S. Powell read the Declaration of Independence and pulled a few feathers from the eagle's wing. Mrs. A. H. Wilson gave a splendid recitation on temperance. A few drunks were on hand but no damage done. Dancing kept up until Saturday night.
Forsyth, Missouri, July 10.-One of the chief attractions of the Fourth of July celebration at Branson was a baseball game between the Camp Ozark team and a strong aggregation from Crane, Missouri, which the former won by a score of 4 to 0. The game was one of the fastest ever witnessed on the local diamond, the Camp boys especially playing a spectacular game individually and as a whole. To date the Camp boys have won every game they have played with one exception and have established the reputation of being one of the strongest combinations of baseball players in southern Missouri. The lineup of the Camp boys was: J. Boyd, 1st base; L. Authier, S.S.; M. M. Richard, 2nd base; J. Davis (captain), catcher; G. B. Hamilton, left field; George Wohler, 3rd base; J. Palmer, center field; C. Holman, right field; N. Lease, pitcher; H. P. Bland, manager.
Notch, Missouri, July 10.-W. H. Lynch yesterday assumed the sole control and management of the famous Marble Cave after an absence of several years. It is expected that considerable money will be expended to make the cavern more attractive to tourists who visit this section of Missouri. Mr. Lynch is the only person who has ever spent a dollar on the development of the property and the fame of the cave is due in a large measure to his exploitation of it to the public. More than fifty persons have visited the cave this week among them several boys from the Y.M.C.A. camp at Hollister.
L. V. Yandell
Forsyth, Missouri, August 14.- Albert Parnell and L. V. Yandell bought the J. H. Parrish store here the latter part of last week, taking possession Monday morning. They have a force of clerks now at work straightening up the stock and getting ready to invoice after which they expect to advertise some big sales and get ready to put in practically a new stock of goods, which we are told
will be second to none in this part of the state. Both young men are very well known over this section of the country, and will doubtless enjoy a good trade.
Forsyth, Missouri, October 30.- J. K. Ross, postmaster and merchant at Garber, but probably
more widely known as "Old Matt," one of the principal characters in Harold
Bell Wright's famous book, "The Shepherd of the Hills," was transacting
business at the county seat this week. Mr. Ross is the author of a very interesting
little book entitled "Old Matt's View of It," which is meeting with a ready
sale among the readers of the best story of the hill country yet written. Mr.
Ross is now and has been for a number of years one of the most valued of the
Republican's staff of county correspondents, and it is very seldom that this
paper goes to press without a good news letter from Garber.
(Our thanks to Mr. J. E. Curry, Ava, for the items from the Douglas County Herald, and to Mr. W. E. Freeland, Forsyth, for the items from the Taney County Republican.)
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