125 years ago
may 29, 1891
Mr. O.G. Gibson, the old time tinner, flings his banner to the breeze through this week’s Record. He is a splendid tinner and a mighty clever fellow.
Mayor Kelley’s proclamation concerning Decoration Day is a patriotic document which will be generally endorsed and obeyed, we doubt not, by our people,
J.H. Hoch has secured the services of Al Crist, an experienced workman, and is now better prepared to do all kinds of blacksmithing, including horseshoeing, at his shop east of the stone arch bridge.
Will Bates left Tuesday morning for the far west, where he will seek a new home. Old settlers who have seen Will around here for twenty odd years will miss him greatly.
Another old soldier has been made happy by the granting of a twelve dollar per month pension, dating from last August. Mr. John Shanklin, shake.
The citizens of the town were roused from their slumbers about one o’clock Tuesday morning by the ringing of the city bells and the cry of fire. In a remarkably short time, the opera house block was a pyramid of flames. The fire boys succeeded in confining the fire to one building. But, for them and the waterworks, the destruction would have been far spread. The building was owned by Messrs. Wm. Dudley and Richard Williams.