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Looking Back in Newton’s History

From the files of the Newton Daily News

Published: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 10:43 a.m. CDT

100 Years Ago This Week

Dec. 9-15, 1913

The Miller Dry Goods Co. (103 First Ave. W.) suggested the following Christmas gifts for the well-dressed woman: Parisienne kid gloves $1.25 for a standard pair or $3.50 for the 16-button style. Prices for winter fur sets (neckpiece and muff) were: $26.50 for Japanese mink, $15.75 for Red Fox, or $5.65 for Russian bear. A child’s set in Marmot mink sold for $10.

A triple bill showing at the Lyric Theater (111 W. Second St. N.) included, “The Taking of Rattlesnake Bill” (a western); “The Golden Cloud” (a melodrama); and “The Abduction of Pinkie” (a canine comedy).

Kane Sumberg’s trial for horse stealing began at the courthouse. A total of 89 witnesses were subpoenaed, 53 for the defense and 36 for the state.

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