125 years ago
NOVEMBER 5, 1886
Christopher Utting, one of the noblest men of Clear Creek, left about a week ago for an extended trip through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. When he returns, he will bring with him his mother, sister and probably another not a sister.
A prairie fire southeast of town Wednesday destroyed four or five hundred tons of hay.
There have been some big beats this week, but Mr. E.L. Snider, though not a candidate, turns up with the biggest beet in the business. It measures two feet and four inches in length, not counting foliage.
John Sharp, a worthy workingman of this city, sustained a severe loss by fire Wednesday morning. About 4 o’clock his stable was discovered in flames, and the building, together with a span of horses, a span of mules, several tons of hay, a large lot of corn, and other property, probably aggregating $1,000, was destroyed. It is supposed to have been the work of a tramp. The loss fails heavily on a hard-working and deserving man.
Our friend and fellow-citizen, Mr. Geo. M. Nichols, mourns the loss of his loving and lovable wife, who departed this life Monday morning, leaving in his care a babe but a week old. It is a sad blow to Mr. Nichols. The Record joins with his many Marion friends in tendering him profound sympathy in this, his great bereavement.
New York is all astir today over the coming event—the ceremonies attending the unveiling of Bartholdi’s State of Liberty on Bedloe’s Island.