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MEMORIES: 125 years ago

Whoop la!

Rock Island trains are now away this side of Herington, or within nearly twenty miles of Marion, and coming, Father Abraham, a mile or two a day! Henry Hartke, of Lincolnville, says he heard the whistle Wednesday.

Ship Ahoy

An invitation from the jolly old tar, Captain Taylor Riddle, moved us to the “warf” at the foot of Second street last Friday afternoon, where we found the pretty steam yacht, “Maud Murphy,” crowded with a company of ladies and gentlemen just steaming into port!

The first crew safely ashore and the last safely aboard, pilot Perkins threw open the throttle, give the guide wheel a turn or two, and out into mid-stream steamed the beautiful yacht Maud Murphy with a precious cargo of humanity, including four distinguished journalists.

Representatives of this great naval journal contemplated with equal amusement the curious gaze and the awkward efforts of his inexperienced fellow passengers to appear at ease!!!!

The cathedral glass, which is to embellish the windows of the new Methodist church, has arrived and is being “put in” by contractor N.K. Aldrich.

Last modified April 25, 2012