140 years ago
january 25, 1878
Behold those stones accumulating east of the muddy bridge, and then say that we won’t soon have a sidewalk connecting the east and west parts of the town.
The mail coach between here and Florence broke an axle last Tuesday, and was delayed in reaching the hub several hours in consequence.
An examination of teachers will be held to-morrow, and several pedagogues’ hearts are palpitating with rapid pulsations.
Mr. and Mrs. Keller, after a week’s bridal tour, have returned, and are receiving the congratulations of friends.
The prettiest, nicest and best periodical for children, known to us, is the Nursery, a monthly magazine, published by John L. Shorey, Western News Co., Chicago. It is a perfect little gem of a pamphlet, of thirty odd pages.
That hog which we mentioned last week, belonging to Mr. William Russell, of Wilson twp., has since been killed and it weighed 760 pounds, net. If anybody in this county has a larger pig than that, let him “spoke out.”
Snow is nearly all gone, and the roads are in a worse condition than ever before. High water kept the mail in Peabody over Saturday, but it came up Sabbath morning.
There will be a public examination of applicants for teachers’ certificates at Marion Centre on Saturday, Jan. 26th, 1878.