125 years ago
april 13, 1888
The Antelope people observed Arbor Day by planting sixty ornamental shade trees about the school house. Such action should be imitated by all school districts in the county. Sup. Zercher was present and gave a talk on the practical “Aspect of Arbor Day.”
Mr. John Daniels does not claim to be an expert at dehorning cattle, but he believes in it, and successfully removed the horns from one hundred and twenty-five recently.
Rev. Mr. Clark, the new pastor on the Marion Methodist “circuit,” was warmly “received” at their new parsonage home in west Marion last week, as was also, of course, his wife, by a number of the good people from Mr. Clark’s various preaching points.
Mr. Kellison bought sixteen hundred dollars worth of town lots from Lafe Kellison, Tuesday. Lafe, you know, is going to try poor old Missouri for a while. Of course, it will only be for a while.
There was another spelling school at No. 104 school house Friday evening attended by about sixty-five persons including a number of Elk young folks. The spelling match resulted in a tie between Miss Minnie Wright and Miss Ethel Phillips, both missing the same word.
One of the finest, gentlest, most penetrating rains we have had for a long time descended like a benediction last Sunday. We think it was general over the State.