100 years ago
september 26, 1912
Old Settlers’ Picnic will be held in the City Park, Marion, Kansas on Wednesday, October 16. This picnic is not for old settlers only, but is for everybody old and young, of the county or out of it. Everybody is invited to come and do not forget to bring a basket of good things to eat and to have others eat. If you have an interesting story to tell, come prepared to tell it.
The Honorable William Jennings Bryan is coming to Marion Oct. 4 to speak upon the political issues of the day. This will probably be the greatest political speech delivered in Marion during this campaign and anyone who misses hearing this will miss one of the greatest addresses of the campaign. He is coming on a special train over the Santa Fe, traveling at his own expense.
In paving its streets Marion gains distinction as a modern, up-to-date town, but it loses the distinction of being the only town you ever saw which had its street crossings in the middle of the cross streets. Marion is unique in this respect and for an unpaved town it was a fine thing.
W.A. Conyers was in Tuesday with a load of apples and left a box of Jonathans at this office which were good to the eye and still better to the taste. They were raised on his place, the old Wren place.
Harry Rogers has gone to Chicago to study Dramatic Art in the Columbian School of Expression.