City Clock Keeps New Time

Two articles from the January 19, 1910 Adair County News.

Judge Moss has arranged with Mr. Frank Jackman to keep the city clock. It will run on standard time, and we have not a doubt but Mr. Jackman will give it due attention. Several years ago the Fiscal court made an order that standard time was to be kept by the city time keeper, but the past year it has been running on maredian time.
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[Postmaster] J.N. Coffey wants it distinctly understood that the post office is run on standard time. Therefore, if you want to get your mail on time, set you watch 18 minutes back. Maredian time is a back number and is no longer kept by people who want to be up with the latest fashion plate.