125 years ago
january 16, 1891
Mr. J.D. Bagby, of this city, who is believed to be the only survivor of the Black Hawk war, seems to be in a fair way of getting a much needed, much deserved and long delayed pension. Eby & Lucas have his case in the grind.
Dr. Earp preached a very fine sermon last Sunday morning on the subject of miracles.
The attention of John B. Greer, A. Jacobitz, John H. Smith, Will Carpenter, W.H. Kechem, Charlie Thompson, Bert Wheeler, Aaron Steiner and other young men of matrimonial age, is hereby respectfully called to the fact that this office has just received an elegant new stock of wedding stationery.
Judge Greer issued his first marriage license Wednesday, and it wasn’t to himself either.
Earl Rogers, son of Hon. Dallas Rogers, was one of the four lucky boys to be selected page of the House. The pay is three dollars a day—the same as the Solons themselves get. Boys from other parts of the state will have to get up mighty Earl-y to get ahead of a Marion boy.
Pay your dog tax to C.E. Butterfield who is authorized to take your money and give you a tag.—John H. Smith, Clerk.