125 years ago
january 24, 1890
Nellie Bly, the New York World representative, who started around the world last November to try to beat Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days,” passed through Peabody yesterday on a lightning express. Nellie will make the trip in 75 days.
Our ice men are like the busy bee, improving each shining hour, and also a good many hours that are not shiny. They do well. For though the ice is not very thick, it may be the best they will get this season,
Postmaster Lewis’s ambition to get better quarters is commendable. He has spent big money on the Post Office furniture and of course does not want it hid away in a dark alley where no one can see it without carrying a lantern. You are correct, Fred, move into daylight where we can see you and your handsome office.
Dr. Rogers reports lots of grippe in the country, but very little pneumonia.
Dr. Piper says a vapor bath at the mineral well will knock the grippe every time.
There is an unusual amount of good sleighing this month. Plenty snow, and delightful, mild weather.
The sidewalk committee reported to the Council Monday evening recommending the building of a six foot walk from the stone arch bridge, on south side of Main street, to Lincoln avenue, and from the corner of Hoch’s blacksmith shop to Major Bown’s corner.