140 years ago
march 29, 1878
Mr. Geo. Griffith has eighteen acres of corn planted; Mr. John D. Bagby, fifteen acres; and Mr. Penland, ten acres; all near Marion Centre. Very good for March, we think.
A small boy with a match got up an impromptu conflagration in Stone’s lumber yard last Sunday, which might have proved a serious affair for the town had not a few timely buckets of water squelched it.
Eggs only sell for five cents a dozen; but, then, the hens don’t advertise.
A refreshing rain fell Tuesday evening, which was a great disappointment to drouth prophets.
Butcher Schmidt has caught the “fix up” fever, and has set out some nice trees. Verily town pride is spreading.
The wheat is the valleys of Marion is generally jointed. Col. Bates has brought us several stools which measured twenty-one inches.
While many others are talking, Case & Billings are doing town pride. They have, this week, set out one thousand forest trees on the public square. We call this business.
Mr. A. Barden, near Marion Centre, informs us that he killed some hogs the past winter worthy of mention in the way of weights. Two Poland China and Chester White cross, nine months1 old, dressed 316 pounds each; one at ten months of age dressed 338 pounds. We call them pretty good pigs.
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