125 years ago
may 23, 1890
Widow Brewer complains of frequent depredations on her farm, which have become unbearable. Sportsmen shoot promiscuously on the place. Her gates are often left open, letting her stock out. Her woodland has been robbed of many young trees, and many other acts of vandalism have been perpetrated on the premises. The last trouble was the loss of much of her beautiful bluegrass sod, which someone has been lugging off without her knowledge or consent. She thinks, and correctly, that these things would not be done if her husband were alive. We hope our city contemporaries will join with us in this as in the house plant business, in denouncing the perpetrators of these petty outrages on this good woman.
High school commencement is Wednesday evening at the Opera House. Those who want a seat should go early, as the house will no doubt be crowded. The custom of awarding honors to members of the senior class on graduation is passing out of date and will not be observed. The arrangement of the program therefore is not indicative of honors.
Rain Saturday night, rain Sunday night, rain Monday night, rain Tuesday night, but not enough either time to supply the wants of the country. We still need rain.