100 years ago: ‘Birth of a Nation’ slated for Lyric

Feb. 22, 1917

HARTINGTON — Manager Bowker of the Lyric Theatre has booked that great scenic production, ‘The Birth of a Nation,” for Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15.

Feb. 22, 1917

HARTINGTON — Hartington Mayor Anton Walz is reported to be still very low, with occasional sinking spells. His many friends in the city are hoping for his speedy recovery.

Feb. 22, 1917

HARTINGTON — Arthur Harny was arrested last night for larceny, being charged with stealing a wagon from William Lange. He was placed in jail, but it is likely that he will be released on a cash bond today. His hearing is set for 1 o’clock tomorrow.

Feb. 22, 1917

HARTINGTON — At present, Hartington is completely without hotels and the travelling public is up against it.

The new hotel is not yet completed, the Midwest is closed and the commercial traveler has no where to lay his head. Tuesday night, men were actually walking the streets for want of a place to sleep.

The Commerical Club has taken cognizance of this situation and has secured about 20 beds in town for the accomodation of the travelling public.

The upper rooms of the  new hotel also are being finished as rapidly as possible so that people can find accomodations there. The hotel will not be finished before May 1, however.

Feb. 22, 1917

HARTINGTON — The poor crops of 1915 in Cedar County are now being held responsible for a poor crop of marriages and births during 1916 and overproduction of deaths and divorces.