110 years ago
june 4, 1908
Decoration Day dawned bright and clear and made it possible for everybody in the city and country around to attend the exercises. Business was almost entirely suspended at ten o’clock and soon the lines were forming near the Post room for the march to Highland cemetery. The line of march was headed by the Cornet Band.
Dr. R.C. Smith went to Chicago Wednesday to take a post graduate course. He will probably be away three weeks.
Last Thursday evening at the Auditorium was held the 22nd annual commencement of the Marion high school. Graduates were Miss Fae Paddock, William Burkholder, Gillies Hodge, Wallace Magathan, Lawrence Kelley, Ross Miller, Harry Rogers, and Chester Evans.
The alfalfa mill is about ready to begin grinding. Mr. Ehrlich contemplated being ready this week, but this is not definitely announced. A number of farmers are ready to deliver alfalfa as soon as the mill is ready for business.
The courthouse clock was put in place Monday. The bell was hoisted into the west opening in the tower and the dial broken in some manner and will have to be replaced.
People from all over Marion enjoyed the beautiful flowers the past few days that grow about the home of Miss Carrie Miller. Miss Miller does not have much time to devote to the culture of her special favorite, the White Climber, but its beauty and fragrance have been enjoyed and remarked by many.
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