140 years ago
november 12, 1880
“The poor you have always with you.” Readers, you, especially, who have been blessed with more of earth’s treasures than are necessary for your comfort, as the cold blasts of winter beat harmlessly ’gainst your happy homes, remember those less fortunate human beings all around you, to whom winter brings only sadness and suffering.
Quite a “sprinkling” of prairie schooners are passing through these days from the west, going back east to wife’s folks.
The Ladies Aid Society is preparing for a big time on thanksgiving day, which occurs two weeks from yesterday. They propose to set a fine dinner at noon, and at night an oyster supper At night, also, they will offer for sale a large number of useful and ornamental articles, specimens of their own handiwork. Bear all this in mind.
A large load of fine, large hickory nuts, from Lynn county, were on the streets Saturday, retailing at one dollar per bushel.
The new Evangelical church, in Gale township, was formally dedicated to the worship of God last Sunday. A large number of citizens of Marion Centre were in attendance. The church is a handsome stone structure, neatly finished and furnished with pews, organ, pulpit, sofa, chandelier, etc.
We have seen a specimen of coal, said to have been taken from a newly discovered mine on Diamond creek, about twenty-five miles from Marion Centre. It is said to have been found cropping out for about two hundred feet around a hill side, in a vein twenty-odd inches thick. The specimen shown us was a very good quality of coal.
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