125 years ago
november 11, 1887
Thos. Conroy, engineer at the electric light works had a thumb so badly mangled while working around his engine Monday afternoon that immediate amputation was rendered necessary. It appears that the accident was the result of some tampering with the machinery on the part of some persons unknown.
All the churches in Marion have adopted Thursday evening as their regular prayer meeting time. This is a good thing. It simplifies matters largely, and will help greatly to avoid those conflicts in public entertainment.
The following pupils at the Antelope school were neither tardy nor absent during the month of October: Dena Utting, Louie Brooks, Altha Bromwell, Cora Dobbs, Archie Stinchcomb, Oliver Brooks, Mamie Reed, Anna Stinchcomb, Eddie Brooks and Emma Brooks.
Our friend Mr. Levi Barron, rejoices in the arrival of what he calls “another Republican” at his house—the ninth heir his wife has presented him.
It looks very dangerous for us to see small boys climbing to the top of the waterworks standpipe, 140 feet high, and if the practice is permitted by parents we shall not be surprised if a terrible “accident” results. We don’t want an “item” of that kind, and so we sound this little note of warning.
His Honor, Justice Baxter, has rented the elegant corner room in the second story of the Jex building whence he will soon dispense justice and crack jokes with Squire Gaver and the rest of the boys.