140 years ago
january 17, 1878
There were 65,346 acres of ground under cultivation in Marion county last year, or about 10 per cent of the whole number of acres in the county.
Butcher Schmidt has his ice house ready, but if the winter passes without furnishing him ice to fill it, won’t he whisper though?
Saturday morning Jan 12th, it commenced raining and rained until noon, then turned to snowing and it came down lively. 6 p.m. it was blowing a gale and the snow came in blustering drifts. Sabbath morning the snow was ten inches deep on a level, I should judge; the roads are impassable in many places.
Accounts of lamp explosions are becoming alarmingly numerous in our exchanges. A vast amount of defective lamps are manufactured, these days, or else the coal oil is criminally impure.
Married. At the residence of the bride’s parents, near Marion Centre, Kansas, on Wednesday, January 16th, 1878, Mr. L.F. Keller to Miss Mary L. Dickerson, both of Marion Centre. Rev. John Harris officiating. The bridegroom is a prominent lawyer and excellent gentleman; and we are determined to say that Mollie is one of the best girls in the world (if she is our sister-in-law.) Though Mr. Keller has been a very successful attorney, he has never won a better suit, than this case. May Time deal gently with this couple.