Maybelle Meeker fall
From Files of The Times This Was The News TEN YEARS AGO—Local highs continue their losing ways. Lawrence nailed Leavenworth 33-0 and The Immaculate eleven lost to Effingham 52-6. The only licensed distillery doing business in Kansas is the Midwest Solvents Co. of Atchison. The McCormick Distilling Co., located at Weston, Mo., is under the same management as Midwest Solvents, although maintained as a separate corporation. This company has been a whisky distillery since 1856. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO—Appointment of cadet commissioned and non-commissioned officers for coast artillery and infantry units announced at the University of Kansas, include the following: company commanders—1st Lt. Bernhard M. Ettenson: Sgt. Joseph H. Langworthy Jr., and Cpls. Herman G. Barkman, Douglas J. Tarbet and Joseph E. Skaggs. Leavenworth is the first city to witness a "meat war" in which retail shops cut prices of beef far below wholesale. One store advertised "Steaks, sirloin, T-bone, or round, cut from U.S. choice young corn-fed beef, per lb.—15»' 2 c." FORTY YEARS AGO — Miss Maybelle Meeker, Leavenworth's vaudeville star who fell 20 feet to the stage of the Orpheum theater while performing her flying ring act. will probably arrive in the city tomorrow. She has remained in Wichita for an Xray examination of her injuries, which did not prove as serious as first indicated. Julius Abeles, delegate to the national convention of the American Red Cross, returned home from the Washington, D. C. event. Ford Motor Car Co. has announced a drop of $50 in the price of new cars. The runabout is now $269 and the touring car J29S. ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO—The combined forces of Missouri and Kansas, now under command of Gen. Schofield, are hereafter to be denominated the "Army of the Frontier." Messrs. Smith, Rice and Co. of the Planters have almost completed the excavations for their new brick stable, fronting on the street, and running back about 100 feet. We understand that it is the intention of these gentlemen to build a large addition to the hotel on the north side. Such enterprise at a time so unsettled as the present is the more commendable.