Looking back to Sep 1898
50 YEARS AGO Front Page Navy to buy five destroyers at $233,000 each . . . M. S. Gonzalez and Robert Jeffcott are putting stiles around the courthouse yard in place of gates which were always broken down . . . San-ibel residents complain Spanish-American war has done considerable damage by causing hen eggs to rise in price from 20c to 25c per dozen . . . The "boys" got in a good humor Thursday, made up a purse of 75e, hired Staten Johnson to pull a wagon un and down Main Street and Jack Barber to ride in said wagon and play his fiddle: each one acted his part well and there was no end to the amusement derived from the sideshow.