125 years ago
august 7, 1891
Next Wednesday, Aug. 12th, is the fifth anniversary of the organization of the Baptist church of this city, and the church has made preparations to have a roll call of the members and have a social and picnic supper at the church in the afternoon and evening. It will be an occasion of great interest to all the friends of the church, as well as to the members.
Mr. J.M. Young’s fine large stone barn was burned about three o’clock yesterday morning, including several vehicles, a big lot of grain, the boat “Maud Murphy,” etc. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Among the great sensations of the past week, it would hardly do for a great newspaper like the Record to omit mentioning the fact that Commodore Lewis has had his whiskers shaved off.
A card from Mr. H. Roy, who has been in Chicago for some time working at his trade—stone cutting, says they don’t like living there very well, and they expect to return to Marion.
At the neighboring town of Canada, last Sunday, two Germans, George Haas and ____Schlotthauer, engaged in a quarrel, which finally resulted in Haas shooting Schlotthauer in the thigh, inflicting a painful if not dangerous wound. The wounded man is now at the home of a relative in Marion. From some cause, the would-be murderer has not as yet been arrested.