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oct. 4, 1878

One would think that this late in the fall, immigration would begin to let up, but instead it seems to be increasing. The roads are lined with white covered wagons, a dozen of them together sometimes. Everybody seems to be coming to Kansas.

John Mehl’s shelves and counters are fairly groaning beneath the weight of the immense stock of goods now on hand. Probably the largest stock of boots and shoes in the county can be seen there.

If you want any masonry done, we would refer you to our young friend, Johnny Groat. He has the stone work of the Catholic Church in Florence, an office room to build for Madame Gost in Florence, and a school house in Fairplay Township to construct. Johnny is a first-class workman in stone, and persons contemplating building will find him reliable.

John Brumbaugh expects to start out soon selling school fixings and to be gone several months. We commend him to a cold, unfriendly world as a young man whose heart is in the right place and whose head is level on all the main issues. Success to ye, John.

That collection of trunks, valises, etc. at Costello’s is immense. Jack is stocking up and looks as though he meant to do an old-time business. So mote it be.

John Wand is ever adding some new attraction to his handsome drug store. The latest sensation of his in this line is a very large and elegant glass showcase.

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