Short News Items from 1902

The crack shots of the vicinity contested for honors and an oyster supper in a shooting match, blue rock pigeons being used as targets. Frank Boehringer and Lorin Walling were the captains. Loyd Hunt carried off the honors with a score of five birds out of six shots. The winning side and their partners were feasted to oysters in Lincoln warehouse. A pleasant evening was spent in games, but the oysters gave out and Mr. Boehringer and Mr. Duncan have not been heard from since. (Polk County Itemizer, January 17, 1902)

D.A. Baxter, principal of the public schools at Meridian, is in the city to attend the county teachers’ meeting. (Idaho Statesman, February 9, 1902)

Mrs. F.B. Berkley and Mr. James Mullany are visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mullany. (Idaho Statesman, February 10, 1902)

Ben Walling, Jr., is ill with rheumatism at his home. (Idaho Statesman, February 11, 1902)

D.A. Baxter of the Meridian school has returned to Nampa, having finished his school work for the year. (Idaho Statesman, May 24, 1902)

J.R. Armstrong of Mt. Clemons [sic], Mich., is expected home this weekend to spend his vacation with his mother, Mrs. D.J. Armstrong.  (Yates County Chronicle, July 23, 1902)

The Redding papers have played the railroad as a sensation until it is played out, have switched off, and are now giving us some choice hunting stores and such like. The latest is that Mrs. Dobrowsky, a great huntress, killed two mountain lions last Sunday, measuring five feet each, and her husband killed a third, all from the same tree. And now they are lionizing Mrs. Dobrowsky. (Red Bluff Daily News, July 23, 1902)

Mrs. S.S. Gimble has gone to Yaquina for a visit with her sister, Mrs. W.M. Toner. (Salem Daily Journal, September 16, 1902)

Mr. Rorick of Kansas City, father of Mrs. Ella Kelly and Mrs. Louise Deal is in town visiting with his daughters. (Springville Independent, September 25, 1902)

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