140 years ago
april 9, 1880
W.G. Bates is modest, and he calls his establishment the Pea Nut Stand, from which he handled about $9,000 worth of goods during the year ending April 1st. Not bad, we think. May you double your business this year, friend Will.
Work is progressing on the sugar and sorghum factory. A large two story building is to be erected and supplied with a 25- horsepower engine and the necessary machinery for the manufacture of sugar and molasses.
We neglected to call attention to J.H. Costello’s changed advertisement last week. “Jack,” as his friends call him, is one of the old pioneers, and “holds the fort” with characteristic tenacity. He carries a large stock and drives a good trade.
H. von Langen is accumulating material for his new German paper. He can not say definitely when he will issue but it will be soon.
Woodpeckers are attacking and damaging the new cupola on the Presbyterian church to such an extent that Mr. Case is offering ten cents apiece for the red-headed depredators killed there. Gunsmen must be careful, however, not to do the building more harm than the birds.
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