140 years ago
august 23, 1878
The unterrified Greenbackers of the third Congressional District met in Convention in the “Garden of the West,” at Florence last Thursday. There were thirty delegates present. Sam Wood was present in full force, like an army with banners, as it were. Frank Doster succeeded in getting away with the baggage on the second ballot, the vote standing.
Col. Bates was attacked with vertigo, on the Convention grounds at Florence, last Tuesday. An application of cold water to his head soon revived him, and he was able to drive home all right.
Mr. J.C. Hamilton walked right into this office, Wednesday, and boldly laid on our table a dozen of as fine free-stone peaches as one could wish to see. He had several hundred, perhaps a thousand just like them. Talk about Kansas not being a fruit country!
Will Bates expects to enter John Mehl’s store about the 1st prox., as sales man. Will is one of the most popular clerks in the county.
Wheat is not yielding so well per acres as was thought when harvested. Cheat yields very heavily.
Mr. J.A. Jones has secured an eight month’s school term at Antelope. We believe this is his second term there. Mr. Jones has the reputation of a successful teacher
Two phrenologists have been feeling craniums in Marion Centre, recently. They gave the town a better character than is accorded it by the Florence Herald.