140 years ago
november 8, 1878
We didn’t see nor hear of a drunken man in Marion Centre on election day. This is not such an awful bad set of people after all.
John Wendell took a rather rapid ride up main street, last Monday. The team got the upper hand of him and lit out, running pell mell into the shed of Jack Costello’s livery stable, piling John in an undignified heap on the stone pavement, without serious injury, however we are glad to say. But what made the blood curdle in the veins of a host of spectators was a little girl who stood only a few feet from the path way of the vehicle, seeming unconscious of danger.
Somebody ought to start a working girls party. It is next to impossible to get a girl to do house work in this community.
Mr. Scully, of Illinois, son of the gentleman who owns 30,000 acres of land in Marion county is out looking up their interests.
Madame Gost, of Florence, will open a fine stock of ladies fall and winter hats, at Mrs. Tamiets store, next Thursday, and invites the ladies of Marion Centre and vicinity to call and examine her stock. Madam Gost thinks of purchasing Mrs. Tamiets stock, and running the store here, sometime next Spring.
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