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July, 1900
Compiled by Doris Dilbone in July, 2000

100 Year Menu New Boat in Town
Julius Hale will have his new canal boat "Margaret" here to-morrow at the south street bridge. The boat was built at Lockington.
Sidney Journal, July 6

Sidney Hosts Vaudeville
The Clark, Becker & Bertschey Vaudeville and Specialty Company will begin a series of plays under their mammoth tent on the Hiner lot on east Court street tomorrow night, remaining here one solid week. There will be an entire change of program nightly. This company has been showing in all the best cities to immense crowds and have the reputation of giving one of the best vaudeville and specialty entertainments on the road. Their entertainments are moral and strictly high class in every respect.
Sidney Daily News
, July 6

Moral? High Class?
Owners of the Clark, Becker & Bertschey Concert Company, which showed here all last week, quietly left town Saturday night without paying the employees or making any provision for them and taking all the money of the company, estimated at about $800. They drove to Anna with a Sidney rig, from Anna they drove to Wapakoneta in an Anna rig and took the train north.
Sidney Daily News,
July 15

Reds Get Beat
The Sidney Reds, accompanied by a large crowd of rooters, went to Lima yesterday to play with the Lima Crescents. The game resulted in a victory for Lima by a score of 16 to 12.
Sidney Daily News, July 25

Goode Farms in North Dakota
W.H.C. Goode has gone to North Dakota to look after his farming interests there.
Sidney Daily News, July 17

Tough Punishment
Ed F. _____ was arrested last evening by Chief of Police O’Leary for disorderly conduct, using profane language, and abusing his wife. He spent the night in the lockup and when he was taken before the Mayor he pleaded guilty to the charge against him. Mayor Nessler gave him a severe lecture, fined him $10 and costs, and sentenced him to jail for five days on bread and water.
Sidney Daily News, July 6

Looking Far Ahead to Fair
The date of Shelby county’s fair is September 4, 5, 6 and 7. Every farmer and business man in the county should interest himself enough in the fair to make it a success. The farmer’s club or grange organization making the largest and best display of farm products will receive as prizes seventy dollars worth of books, to be divided in three premiums as follows: $40, $20, and $10.
Sidney Daily News, July 26

The 4th At Wagner Park
All congregations and Sunday schools of Sidney and Shelby county are invited to take part in the picnic and celebrate the glorious 4th and the opening of the beautiful Wagner park. Conveyances will start from the square and carry people going to the park at 5 cents a person.
Sidney Daily News,
July 1

Sidney’s 4th
Sidney was a very quiet place Wednesday for the Fourth of July. The majority of the business houses were closed and a great many went out of the city to spend the day. Large crowds spent the day at Lima, Dayton, Quincy, Greenville, and Piqua and a great many spent the day with picnic parties in the many groves around Sidney and along the river. In the evening fire crackers enlivened the homes of many of the residents.
Shelby County Democrat, July 6

These Legs Are Made for Walking
George Schrock has a four legged chicken on exhibition at Perry H. Bailey’s stove store. The chicken uses the four legs in walking.
Sidney Daily News,
July 2

Abuse Charge Follows Too Much Work
The "Anti-trust Barber Shop" cut forty six heads of hair Saturday and Saturday night. Sidney Daily News, July 2.  R.W. ________, proprietor of the "Anti-trust" barber shop on west Poplar street, was arrested last evening by Chief of Police O’Leary on a charge of disorderly conduct and fighting with his wife Sunday evening. He was taken before the Mayor, where he pleaded guilty and was fined $1 and costs.
Sidney Daily News, July 3

Familiar Breakfast Foods
Shredded whole wheat biscuits, grape nuts, Cook’s flaked rice, and all kinds of breakfast foods fresh at C.W. Robertson’s, 708 Main avenue.
Sidney Daily News
, July 17


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