Date: Wednesday, August 29, 1888
Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL)--obtained onGenealogybank.com.
However, a quick search of the 1880 census indicates there was an Ira Sargent there, aged apparently 26 and living with his father, James Sargent in Mason County's Bath Township. "My" Ira is enumerated elsewhere in 1880 and his father was not James.
Don't be tempted to connect with people until you've done a little bit of work. In this case, the census confirmed that this Ira was not mine.