125 years ago
may 2, 1890
The plant thief has begun operations again. Some choice plants were stolen from the lawns of S.S. Brewerton and M.E. Jones, last Sunday night. These thefts are perpetrated every year, and nothing but charity, a false charity, we think, has saved the thief from prosecution, and if this rascality is not stopped the perpetrator will not much longer escape.
Attorney Hess, of Peabody, was in town Monday and made this office a pleasant call. Referring to the proposed quarter centennial—at the approaching 4th of July—that closing the first twenty-five years since Marion county was organized—he said he thought Peabody would join heartily in making such a celebration a success.
Mr. J.H. Ayres, Chingawasa engineer, has accepted a position on the Rock Island, and left last week to enter upon his new duties.
Photographer McMullen has moved into one of those handsome houses east of the Santa Fe depot.
John Musick and C.D. Bickley made fine shipments and sales of cattle the past week. Mr. Musick shipped 23 head of coming 2-year-olds, which averaged 1,070 pounds, and for which he realized $3.75 per hundred. Mr. Bickley shipped 21 head of 2-year-olds which averaged 1,045 pounds and brought $3.40.