125 years ago
October 22, 1886
In company with a large delegation from Marion, principally ladies, the writer and his wife attended the Equal Suffrage Convention in Florence, Wednesday of last week. Repairing at once to the Methodist church where the convention was in session, we found an audience small in number but eminently respectable and intelligent in personnel. We did not hear Miss Anthony’s principal address, which was delivered in the evening, but have been informed that it was a masterly effort.
Richards & Mason’s Chop and Feed Mill on Walnut street is doing a flourishing business. They are supplying a large and constantly increasing demand for feed. They are worthy gentlemen, attentive to customers and fair in all their dealings.
The ladies are rapidly finding their way to Mrs. Scott’s new dressmaking quarters at her residence on the corner of Second and Miller streets, where she keeps a large force of skillful dressmakers constantly busy.
Mr. W.H. Wren having offered a prize of $25 for the best colt sired by his fine Clydesdale stallion, nearly a dozen fine young animals competed for the prize at the Eclipse livery stable Thursday of last week, and a splendid colt belonging to Jerry Whaley bore off the honors while Jerry pocketed the coveted cash.
The wife of Mr. Lewis Laverty died in Kingman, Oct. 13, aged twenty-one years, nine months and three days. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. McAllister, were telegraphed for but failed to receive the telegram in time to reach her bedside before she died. The deceased was born in Illinois, removing with her parents to Marion, however, when quite young. She was married to Mr. Laverty in Marion March 15, 1885, and leaves a bright, healthy baby, ten months old, to the buffetings of a world which has no earthly friend in it who can take the place of a mother. We extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives.