140 years ago
july 30, 1880
We are happy to record the complete success of the temperance celebration held in this city last Saturday. It was a most gratifying success in every particular. The day was delightful, the crowd immense, and the exercises throughout highly creditable. The city was handsomely decorated, and many were the compliments its gala appearance evoked from strangers.
Mr. C.W. Keller rejoices in a new well with twenty-five feet of water. Mr. Keller proposes to utilize part of the water in supplying a fountain which he proposes to erect in his front yard, somewhat similar to the one which graced the celebration grounds and charmed so many people last Saturday.
In the rush and excitement of celebration business, last week, we neglected to mention the fact that our old friend Costello had put a delivery wagon in the field, and would deliver “everything” in large or small quantities in any part of the city. “Jack” is one of our pioneer merchants, in fact, we believe he is the oldest of the Old Guard now in business.
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