Wade’s Soda Fountain Arrives

Delicious news from the May 17, 1904 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Wade’s Soda Fountain

The large soda fountain that the Standard has been telling the people about, arrived last Wednesday afternoon and was placed in position by two expert workmen.  Mr. Minter of Clarksdale is the manufacturer and sole agent of this fountain, which was a special order for Mr. Wade.  This is certainly a fine piece of work and is a credit to any town or city.  We have seen them that cost more money but this one is certainly the finest.  Mr. Wade is to be congratulated upon his good judgment and taste in securing something nice, and he will no doubt make his place of business headquarters for all kinds of soft drinks as he has an experienced man to do the work for him.