125 years ago
february 6, 1891
A movement is on foot to have the Postal Telegraph and Cable Co. construct a line from Marion to connect with their main line at Florence and to have an uptown office in this city for the greater convenience of business and others. It is a project which has been mooted more or less for a long time, and would doubtless by remunerative to the company as well as a great convenience to the people.
Mr. B.C. Hastings gives a supper this evening at his cozy residence for the pupils of his department of the city schools.
People who have been delighted with the sight of a little red squirrel playing in the trees east of the stone arch bridge will enjoy that pleasure no more. A great big fellow with no more conception of the beautiful than a Digger Indian, killed that charming little animal recently, with a stone. The heathen are not all in Darkest Africa.
Dr. Coburn is usually a very reliable dentist but he is liable to pull the wrong tooth just now. Reason — baby boy.
The Elgin Hotel which under the genial influence of Mr. and Mrs. Carter has become known far and wide as a splendidly kept house, has also won fame for its recherché social entertainments. And its reputation in this regard was enhanced last Monday evening by a farewell party given in honor of Mr. Dave Jacobs who has been “one of the family” since he has been here in business and who has gone to seek his fortune elsewhere.