125 years ago
april 6, 1888
What’s in a name? Governor Martin recently pardoned St. Peter, who was confined in the penitentiary.
Wallace Case and Jerry Whaley are in the east rustling for immigrants.
Nursery stock is arriving and being “heeled in” ready for the “delivery.” It is astonishing, the number of trees annually set out in this country.
While a well was being bored for the Edsall brothers about 20 miles north of Marion last week, a 2-foot vein of coal was struck at a depth of only 20 feet from the surface. At a depth of 14 feet from the surface, a 4-inch vein also was passed through. We get this information from reliable authority, and while we do not ordinarily take much stock in “coal discoveries,” this seems to be worthy of credence. We are promised particulars in a short time, as it is intended to dig down to the coal at once.
Mrs. Nellie Butterfield of Florence is now in Washington, a state delegate to the National Woman’s Suffrage Convention. She is a very able and worthy recipient of this honor, and Marion County Equal Suffragists feel justly proud of her.
Mr. Trenner’s handsome home is being adorned with a fine new veranda, the handiwork of Wakefield & Son.
The prospect for wheat is much better than it was this time last year.—John Pavey.