Sunday, June 10, 2007

Forest Items - May 26, 1881

Columbia City Commercial Mail ~ Thursday, May 26, 1881
  • W. H. Swan’s new barn is ready for use.
  • Peter Nix’s barn will soon be completed.
  • Dr. Ihrig of Syracuse, was in our village last week.
  • Peter Bear was seen on our streets last week. He looks natural.
  • Benton Ihrig has built a new side-walk in front of his residence.
  • G. F. Livensparger has purchased a new $23 clarionet.
  • Win Metzler has erected a new wire fence in front of his house.
  • Dyer & Hasty are now engaged in the manufacture of hoops in this place.
  • The string band tunes up occasionally. Go in boys, you are doing well.
  • Quite a number of cords of wood were consumed by fire the other night at Hall’s tile kiln.
  • Mrs. Ihrig’s funeral took place on the 18th inst. She was 81 years old. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lambert.
  • Some very flowry speeches were made at the school meeting last week. Rather loud accusations were made to start out with.
  • Enos Penn delivered an interesting lecture at the Brandenburg school house a short time ago. His subject was phrenology, which he handled with great ability. He bids fair to become one of the leading lecturers of the north-west.
  • The young gent that went to Kosciusko county had an enjoyable trip; especially coming home. Love, pleasure and business make a very pleasant combination.

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