125 years ago
february 25, 1887
A Significant Sample of our Boom.
“Uncle” George Griffith sold his farm of one hundred and eighty acres, close to Marion on the south, to Levi Billings for the Marion Town Company, last Saturday, for eighteen thousand dollars, cash. Four years ago this farm went-a-begging, with all its present improvements, for six thousand dollars. We reckon the new purchasers wouldn’t take twenty-five thousand dollars for it.
At the residence of Levi Billing in this city, on Wednesday evening last, was consummated the ultimatum of the season’s social events. In the presence of a small number of intimate friends, Mr. C.H. Thompson and Miss Nettie L. Hoops were united in the bonds of matrimony.
Pedestrians along Main street feel easier now that those cellar openings in front of the new Case block have been made safe with iron grates.
Dr. Hannaford was called to a railroad camp north of town last week to attend a man whose beauty had been spoiled for life by a kick in the face from a mule.
Mr. Kellett announces in today’s Record that he has re-leased the “Marion Magnesia Mound Quarries,” and is ready to fill all orders. The stone is of fine quality and is being handled by a reliable man.