140 years ago
january 28, 1881
Sitting-Bull is reported to be again on the war-path. Fifty lodges of Sitting Bull’s band, under Chief Crow-King, are en routé to Fort Buford to surrender. Sitting-Bull himself, with the remainder of the hostiles, about forty-one lodges, has started back north across the boundary line.
Prentis says newspaper men “fight each other more and like each other better than any other class of co-workers on the outside of this terrestrial ball.”
A 21-inch vein of coal has been struck within the penitentiary premises at Leavenworth, and the discovery will materially assist that institution in making both ends meet.
A large sewer is to be put down along on our streets to lead the water from the hill and town to the river. This is what should be done, and the project receives the hearty endorsement of almost everybody.
The wheat hereabouts appears to have stood the cold weather remarkably well and we expect that if favorable weather succeeds this, we will have a large yield.
The Topeka Pantagraph is no more. Aged fifteen days. As the old women say, “I told you so.”
The Newton Republican doesn’t know how so many papers in Marion County manage to make a living. They don’t; some of them are just staying for a while.
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