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MEMORIES: 125 years ago

Lawyer C.L. Dean has fitted up an elegant office, a suite of rooms on the second floor of the First National Bank building. Mr. Dean is a finely educated gentleman, and a good lawyer.

Among those killed in the Wellington cyclone was a young barber, formerly of Marion and known here as “Shorty” Upson. He was found in the ruins of the Phillips house and the man he had been shaving was found dead in the barber chair.

Mr. Geo. E. Lincoln, who has been running a new Democratic paper in Marion for a month or so, left Tuesday for a more lucrative job in New York. We understand that the paper will not be continued.

Shanklin’s feed mill is all ready for business now.

A whiskey case from Peabody before Justice Billings brought a good many citizens from that anti-joint town to Marion yesterday.

Our old townsman, John Mehl, writes us from Hillsboro denying the recent report in the Record that he died a short time ago in Colorado. He says he is alive and again lives in Hillsboro. As John knows more about this matter than our informer, we gladly “take it back.”

Among the excellent and properly ambitious young people who have gone out from Marion to get an education, none is more deserving of mention than Miss Libbie Jacobus. She was one of four graduates of Ottawa University last week.

Last modified April 26, 2017