110 years Ago
may 7, 1908
At the meeting of the council last Monday evening the park committee reported the city building near the park needed painting and it was ordered done. Provisions were made for repairing the basin of the fountain near the front entrance. For $75, Cal Kuhn guarantees to give the city a job that will be permanent and the city attorney and city clerk were instructed to prepare a guarantee good for two years, believing that after the job had stood two years it would be permanent.
The man who invented the phonograph that can be heard for a mile should be sternly repressed. Think of having to walk fifteen or twenty city blocks in order to escape hearing the lady plead with Willie to waltz her around again.
The sale at Reed’s harness shop last Friday was well attended. John Bowlby, Lost Springs, bought the building for $800. The whips, brushes and other articles sold well.
The rain that fell Sunday and Monday came just in time and although one and one-half inches of rain fell during Monday night, the volume of water in the river was not increased.
Street Commissioner Maltby reports fourteen approaches and three crossings were put in in the last few weeks and as rapidly as possible, other crossings and approaches will be put in.
W.O. See and family are driving around over the country in a covered wagon, on account of Mr. See’s health. They were in Marion Friday.
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