125 years ago
NOVEMBER 2, 1888
The campaign now nearly ended has been from nation to county the cleanest campaign, we think, ever conducted in this country. No former contest has been so free from personal abuse and so exclusively an appeal to reason. The people have been reading, and thinking, and listening with an interest we never before knew. It has been a campaign creditable to the greatest, freest, noblest people on earth.
There was a great flurry of elements last night, but only a few drops of rain fell here. We understand however, that a good soaking rain fell farther west.
Jno. Harris and Ferd Funk spoke to a large audience at the Weber school house on Tuesday evening. Mr. Harris issued naturalization papers to three Germans and one Frenchman.
Word comes that the Hillsboro creamery has burned to the ground. This is a serious loss and we hope an effort will be made to reconstruct it. Such an institution is of great value to a community and should receive the assistance of the people.
Mr. A.T. Remer brought us some fine samples of Kansas grown pears Monday, among them one grown upon an oriental tree, transplanted from Japan to the Home Nursery, Lawrence, about four years ago. These trees are said to do remarkably well in Kansas climate and soil.