Blizzard News

IOLA – It was found impossible to keep the school house comfortably warm last Friday, and the school had to be dismissed. The township trustee has been called upon quite frequently during the late cold snap to furnish lodging for tramps. Not enough snow for...

Washing Machine Patent

IOLA – By returns from the patent office, we notice that O.J. Smith, of Iola, has been recently granted a patent on a washing machine.  The Iola Register, Iola, Kansas.  Friday, January 15, 1886.  Page 5. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council...

One Thing Certain

IOLA – In alluding to the report that Commissioner Sparks was in danger of assasination, the Champion remarks that “one thing is certain – they can’t blow his brains out.”  The Iola Register, Iola, Kansas.  Friday, January 15, 1886.  Page...

Children Reading Newspapers

IOLA – Several teachers in different parts of the county have told us recently that they use the Register to a large extent in their schools in place of the prescribed school readers.  We are glad to note this.  Not chiefly because it is the Register that is...

Uncle Mose & Aunt Lucy

IOLA – It has been stated to us that “Uncle Mose and Aunt Lucy,” the old colored couple living in the southwest part of town, have no means of heating the shanty in which they live except with an old cook stove which is in a very bad state of...