Fifty Years Ago - JC Sevy
I LOOKING BACKWARD. H <From tht Flit* of Tht Nivn) || ^ ' FIFTY YEARS AGO IN 1874. The Presbyterian choir met for practice on Friday nights. The Kansas Midland railroad was opened, Topeka,;to. Kansas City. . , ' , Tho Eads\ bridge at St. Louis had just been formally opened. The Indians were wild in Texas. There was a report'that Frank James,,Missouri bandit, had been captured in Indian territory. It was decided to erect the First Methodist church at First avenue and 'Walnut street. FORTY YEARS AGO IN 1884. John Hawk was porter at the Uono house. C. ,B. Myton returned from a visit In Atchison. C. R. McCord was. here from Jollet, 111. Ilev. J. C. Sevy preached at the opera house. G. %. Erapey was visiting In Freeport, 111. A, R. Soheble attended a Democratic Democratic meeting iu Newton.