140 years ago
february 28. 1878
Right this way, gentlemen. If you want to locate in a town that is destined to be one of the largest and best in Central Kansas, you can’t get here too soon. Come right along.
Several weeks ago we published an item concerning Nicholas Smith’s inquiries about some lands his father-in-law, Horace Greeley, was supposed to have owned in Marion county. One of our real estate agents informs us that he had dozens of letters concerning these lands. He is under the impression that Horace was duped by some wily speculator who probably induced the old man to invest in some Kansas lands, and in transacting the business shrewdly had the lands entered in his own name, and made Mr. Greeley foot the bills. If the old philosopher had “grown up” with the country he could not have been fooled that way.
Plant trees, build fences, paint your houses. The railroad is coming.
An exceedingly small audience greeted Gray Thorne’s introduction of the Phonograph in Marion Centre, Tuesday evening. The Phonograph did all that was promised of it, and the few present were well satisfied with its performances.
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