140 years ago
march 10, 1882
The special committee to audit the bills connected with President Garfield’s death recommend $25,000 to Dr. Bliss, $15,000 each for Drs. Agnew and Hamilton, $13,000 each for Drs. Rayburn and Boynton, $5,000 for Mrs. Edson, and $3,000 for Steward Crump.
The heaviest snow seen here for years has fallen this week—nearly a foot deep on a level.
Some incredulous people, in remote parts of the county, are beginning to believe that we never ordered a press. If the thing don’t come pretty soon we’ll begin to doubt ourself whether we ever sent for it. It seems to be still true that there’s nothing certain in this world but death and taxation.
The man who has a big acreage of growing wheat is in luck. There never was a better prospect for a big crop.
A Calico Ball, at which persons of both sexes are expected to dress in calico, in what agitates the “light” fantastic folks. It occurs at Rogers Hall next Friday night.
The ground hog is coming in pretty well on the home stretch. This is his sixth and last week, and after this neither he nor his great organ, the Record, will be responsible for the weather. We want that understood.
Taylor Riddle. deputy sheriff, will act also as jailer. The Commissioners fixed up the two lower rooms of the old courthouse for him, and he has moved his family therein. Mr. Riddle will make a careful and competent officer.
A large number of ex-Union soldiers assembled in Rogers Hall last Saturday afternoon to listen to the address of comrade Arch. McLaughlin, and to organize a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Cornet Band was on hand and enlivened the occasion with good music. S.T. Howe, probably the youngest ex-soldier present, was chosen Chairman, and E.A. Hodge, Secretary.
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