[A few events of 129 years ago]
Quite a number attended church Sunday.
Frank Roberts spent Sunday at home.
D. Lawrence, now of Manlius, made his friends a call Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. P. Jacobs and family were visiting in Freedom the earlier part of the week.
Daniel Arentson has bought out the heirs and will own the Arentson homestead in the future.
A. G. Tucker is getting to be an expert with the engine. Last week he moved it to Mr. Hurlburt’s when it was impossible to get along the roads with a loaded wagon. But he got there just the same; and none but an expert could manage the iron horse so skillfully. I tell you A. G. is a hustler.
F. Flory and P. Woodlock were the guests of Wm. Parr Sunday last.
C. H. Pool and J. Scott think that catching turkeys is good exercise.
Mr. G. Gookins, of Indiana, will work for A. H. Whitmore this season.
Gideon Ruger, of Ottawa, made H. E. Ruger a call the fore part of the week.
Wm. Greenlees sold a valuable horse last week.
Lyman H. is seen quite often of late in Freedom with his fiery, untamed mustang.
Look out, M., when you hitch that pony up and get near its head.
L. Hurlburt hulled his clover and got seventeen bushels of seed.
Cal. Christie sports a new top buggy. Look out, girls!
Charley Pool has his tool house very near completed.
Mansil H. visited his uncle in Wallace Sunday.
Ed. Whitmore thinks of getting a wide tired road cart, as the engine cut the road all up at the fish pond gate so the narrow-tired cart is of no use to him.
Jessie Miller returned home last Saturday.
James Hite is a candidate for road commissioner in the town of Dayton. The voters of Dayton will miss it if they do not vote for him, for he is a good man for the place; and the roads in the north part of town need looking after.
C. Simons is getting up his summer’s wood.
Mr. Shuler’s office is almost complete at Wedron and some lumber is on hand for the warehouse. He will also sell coal and lumber. This is good for the farmers as they will all patronize him. The Freedom, Serena, and Dayton farmers will haul their grain to Shuler.
(The writer of the above newsy letter is but thirteen years old, and we must say the letter is not only excellent but there were not half a dozen errors of punctuation to correct and not a word mispelled. Let us have some more of the same kind, Daisy. – Eds.)1
- The Ottawa [Illinois] Free Trader, March 29, 1890, p. 8, col. 1