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OCT. 25, 1878

Already the two other county papers are beginning to slur Marion Centre’s new railroad project, and we hear of other parties outside of the townships to be touched by the road talking of opposing the measure. Now we want to suggest to every such busy-body that it would probably be as well for them to attend to their own knitting and let other folks’ affairs alone. The animus of these papers and people is plain — they are actuated by a petty selfishness. They are afraid someone besides themselves will prosper.

The bridge across Cottonwood River at the foot of 1st St. rapidly approaches completion. When finished it will be one of the best and cheapest bridges in the county.

We had a foretaste of winter early this week. There was quite a freeze several nights.

The yellow fever still tortures the south. No tongue can tell, no pen portray the horrors of this terrible visitation. Would that we could send the yellow fever districts some of these splendid frosts we are having.

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