125 years ago
Aug. 21, 1890
Considerable quantities of dry cocoons are being received at the Silk Station this month. Although growers were encouraged to sell the cocoons while still green, many preferred to do their own stifling — thus being able to hold the crop had they so desired.
C.E. Westbrook won three races at Abilene. Tonight Westbrook starts for Independence, Iowa, with the 3-year-old LeRoy.
Mrs. M.W. Graham’s little girls were recently the proud recipients of a fine croquet set — a gift from a friend in Council Grove.