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Feb. 8, 1878

The Rev. J.M. Longfellow organized a Baptist church of six members Jan. 26 at Fairplay schoolhouse.

Bayless, a veteran horse dealer, is in town this week with a fine lot of horses.

The railroad company is putting in a new stone culvert for its main track near the mill.

Chas. Mehl, proprietor of the City Meat Market, will do slaughter work for parties at moderate rates.

Several Canadian families have recently settled near Marion Centre. They brought some good stock with them.

A Russian mendicant interviewed this city last Wednesday in the role of a deaf and dumb man. He walked into houses without knocking.

Try the Excelsior mills the next time you want any of the “staff of life.” Do the same thing when you have grinding to do. The Funk boys will treat you right. For further particulars, read their advertisement, with rates.

A little daughter of Essic Williamson, aged about 3 years, living northeast of Marion Centre, came very near dying by strangulation several days ago, having swallowed a nut from a small iron bolt. Parents cannot be too careful. It’s not long since a little child was buried in Marion Centre whose death was occasioned by swallowing a sewing machine needle.

Mollie Getty of Catlin, champion equestrienne of the county, visited Marion Centre last Monday under the gallant escort of Charlie Vandenburg.

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