125 years ago
march 17, 1891
Bradsbury and Robinson, the popular butchers, fed their patrons on a fine beef Wednesday, which weighed 870 pounds.
Miss Jennie Rudd leaves today for Chicago to learn the photography business. What will Marion do without her?
The Ehrlichs shipped nearly one hundred head of fat cattle to market Wednesday. That means five or six thousand more dollars in “these parts.”
The wettest, coldest, most disagreeable March we’ve ever seen in Kansas is closing with the streams almost bank full, and snow and mud mingling in about equal proportions. Western trains are blockaded with snow.
The contract for the enlargement of the courthouse was let, as we have here-to-fore stated to Sharp Bros. The boys are good stone masons and will do a good job. The carpenter part of the contract will be done by Pyle & Shanklin, which means excellent work in that line, and the plastering will be done by J.R. Wright, who does work in his line in harmony with his name.
Thompson & Farr have gone into the savings bank business on a large scale. Their ten cent savings banks are all the rage and are going like hot cakes. If you want to save your dimes, buy one.
Rev. W.M. Runyan goes out from Marion to Butler County this week to fill his first regular appointment as a minister of the gospel.