July 14, 1904 Manning Monitor
Looking south from the Third Street intersection
blue arrow points to the water fountain
On Friday, July 1st, the Manning Woman's Club presented the city with a beautiful drinking fountain which is now located on the corner of Main and Third Streets.
An excellent program had been arranged and was carried out as the club always does such things, most successfully. The music for the occasion was furnished
by the club and every number they sang was appreciated and enjoyed. Their music is too well known to need special mention.
After a fitting prayer for the occasion by Rev. A.G. Bennett, Mrs. Joseph Wilson gave a short interesting historical sketch of the club from the time it was founded
until the present date, after which Mrs. J.C. Giffen in behalf of the Manning Woman's Club in a few well chosen words presented the fountain to the city of Manning.
Mayor W.N. Rugg, in his speech of acceptance, said he most gratefully accepted the fountain in behalf of the citizens of Manning and thanked the club for their
generous gift and said that this was one of the most needed things in Manning and very thoughtful of the Woman's Club in presenting the city with one and
showed that the women of Manning were also looking out for the welfare of the city.
The program was ended by the club singing America in which the crowd joined in.
The above was overlooked last week, a reporter for the Monitor was at the exercises and the notes were taken but in some unaccountable way was omitted.
We are very sorry this happened and hope that there will be no hard feelings in the least as we assure you it was not intentional as the columns of the
Monitor are always open to the Woman's Club or any other society that is doing good. We have never been biased in any way and if at any time
it happens that things are overlooked please don't think for a minute that we mean to do this as we do not. A man running a newspaper has many
things to think about and occasionally important things are overlooked, but we assure you it hurts us to have it occur as much as any one else.
We again say we are sorry and will in our best not to let it occur again.