100 years ago
june 19, 1913
The shoe-shining parlor which C.C. Johnson has had built is almost finished. It cost $300-$400 and is as handsome a thing of the kind as can be found anywhere. It has plate glass on three sides, is electrically lighted, has an electric fan, and the double chair is a fine piece of furniture. Then there are two fine settees and all that sort of thing. The storage shed which was just south of the Red Cross Pharmacy was moved to the west and this new building takes its place. A colored man will run the place for Mr. Johnson and no loafing will be allowed. The place deserves a liberal patronage.
There will be another one of those famous “Sunset Stock Farm Good Roads Socials” next week. There will be two bands there—the Marion Band and Bosh’s Band. There will be music by the Marion Jubilee Club. There will be refreshments. Barrels of gasoline will be sold to highest bidder. The grounds will be lighted by electricity. Marion autos will take passengers for the round trip for 50 cents. The proceeds will be used for maintenance of the Sunset Road. If you go, you will not only be helping a good cause but will have a splendid time.