125 years ago
august 19, 1892
Rev. J.H. Bright is the “architect and builder” of the most unique boat that ever plowed the waters of the Luta or Cottonwood, with the exception of course of the Maud Murphy, of boom memory. It is made of galvanized iron, is of usual “draft” and “tonnage,” nautically speaking, and yet weighs only about seventy-five pounds. It’s in two parts and is a daisy.
Our old friend, Lawyer John Madden, of Cottonwood Falls, put his hand in ours, Monday.
Walter Sharp finished his work in Cowley county, and has come home to take charge of the Sanitarium, and will now give it his personal attention. Walter is certainly the pioneer in the mineral water business and it is to his energy Marion owes today a good share of her credit as a health resort.
Lawyer L.F. Keller is the owner of a handsome new boat, in which he navigates the placid Luta and calm Cottonwood, and from which he angles for the finny tribe.
It is estimated that there will be 30,000 bushels of corn on the land belonging to the Mollohan estate. This is a great year, and no mistake.
As we go to press this Thursday, we learn of a collision of two freight trains last night at Quarry, four miles north of this place on the Rock Island. It was an awful wreck of locomotives and cars, and considerable loss of cattle, grain, etc.
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