125 years ago
february 26, 1892
An obedience to the simple laws of hygiene and the use of Ayer’s Sarsaparilla will enable the most delicate man or sickly woman to pass in ease and safety from the icy atmosphere of February to the warm, moist days of April. It is the best spring medicine.
A glorious rain fell here Tuesday night. It rained nearly all night. Wednesday morning a light snow fell but at this writing the sun is shining brightly. Balmy spring seems to be here.
Live advertisers edit us almost out of the Record, this week.
“Big Dick” Williams’ grand army of friends, as well as his Grand Army friends, will be glad to learn that he has secured a deserved $12 pension.
Mr. M. Adams, the jeweler, is in receipt of a letter from a friend in Alabama, from which he permits us to extract the following information which will interest Kansas readers by way of comparison. “The grippe has been very severe on the people in this State, a great many deaths resulting from it. The winter has been very hard here, the coldest weather I ever saw south of Virginia. Times are extremely hard here now and have been all winter. Money is so scarce, and cotton so cheap the farmers are all in debt. Corn is worth $1 for 56 pounds, flour $7 per barrel, pork 8 cents, potatoes 40 cents for 60 pounds, oats 65 cents, cattle are poor and worth $3 to $5, horses and mules are off about 30 percent from what they were.”