125 years ago
november 16, 1888
Levi Billings’ great sale Tuesday drew a large crowd, and prices generally ranged high. General John McCarty, the boss auctioneer of Central Kansas, covered himself with perspiration and glory, as usual.
Lawyers, litigants, jurors, witnesses and other transients in town are cordially invited to spend their leisure in the YMCA reading rooms. A good, comfortable fire and plenty interesting reading matter at your disposal, gentlemen, from early morning till ten o’clock at night. Walk up and make yourselves at home.
Mrs. E.R. Trenner returned Tuesday from Ohio where she has been for some time attending her sick father, whose death we have heretofore announced.
A large number of neighbors and friends of Mr. William Bower surprised him at his farm home Tuesday night, in honor of his fifty-first birthday. Mrs. Bower was in on the secret, but William was completely surprised. The evening was delightfully spent in social converse and in sampling a very fine supper. The Record which has had the honor of visiting Mr. Bower’s home for 15 or 16 years heartily joins his host of friends in wishing him and his good family long life and prosperity.
Uncle George Griffith has been confined to his home for some time with sickness, but we are glad to say is convalescing.