140 years ago
Jan. 31, 1879
We can’t keep up with all the improvements in town. Mr. Gordon built a fine stone barn several months ago and we didn’t know a word about it till a day or two ago.
The preliminary examination of Hugh Monroe, for alleged ill treatment of a negro boy in his employ, mentioned in our last issue, occupied four days, and resulted in the defendant being held in the sum of $500 to appear for trial at the next term of the District Court. Six of the boy’s toes and six of his fingers have been amputated.
Mr. A.R. Hill has erected a blacksmith shop of Main street.
Some bold thief hauled off all the coal from the Whipple school house the other night. He will not need any coal in the next world.
A mitten party will be held at the Dobbs school house February 6th. All ladies are expected to make a small pair of mittens, one to be put in an envelope and handed to the doorkeeper, and the other to be worn on her shoulder. As the gentlemen come in, they pay 50 cents for an envelope which admits them and the lady that has the mate to supper. All donations will be thankfully received by the committee.
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