125 years ago
july 15, 1892
The coolest place in Marion county in hot weather is believed to be in the midst of the fifty fine springs at Chingawasa. The cold water from those springs, gushing from the hillside, beneath towering trees, and flowing in a pure, cool stream through the shade for a long distance, cools the atmosphere wonderfully, and makes a delightful resort, days like Tuesday.
Mr. A.J. Donaldson met with a serious accident on Tuesday night. The pony he was riding ran away and ran into a barb wire fence, cutting Mr. Donaldson on the left leg, a gash five inches long. Dr. Hannaford was called to attend him.
Mr. J.W. Reed, a leading Grant township farmer, called yesterday to renew the Old Thing, and rejoice over the crops.
Marion now has ten doctors, and it is distressingly healthy for them.
Mr. Lyman and wife have gone on a two weeks visit to friends in Michigan. On their return, Mr. Lyman will stop in Chicago and “lay in” immense stock of goods for Loveless & Sacket’s mammoth establishment, of which he is chief salesman.
Mr. J.P. Denmark opened his new meat market yesterday, one door west of the first National Bank. He has fine quarters and proposes, as he always does, to keep a fine establishment.
Our neighbor Niederhauser has received a lot of new boots and shoes this week. He always keeps a fine stock, but the big wheat crop seems to have encouraged him to load his shelves unusually heavy.