125 years ago
may 11, 1888
Marion, in common, we reckon, with all other towns using telephones other than the Bill system, is having trouble. The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in favor of the Bell company has rendered all the other companies infringers upon their patent, and the Bell people are busy enforcing their supremacy under the decision, A representative was in Marion last week and served official printed notice upon all users of the phone to cease their use and to turn them over to the Bell folks in 15 days.
One of Mr. Shelton’s little girls fell out of a swing Tuesday and sustained a serious concussion of the brain, so Dr. Hannaford informs us.
Mr. Wm. Kellett is filling an order for ten thousand feet of curbing stone, furnished to the Missouri & Kansas Stone Company of Kansas City. And, this order is but the beginning of an extensive business with this firm. Marion has a bonanza in these quarries which will become more and more apparent as time rolls on.
The Baptist ladies made a fine success of their ice cream and strawberry sociable last Friday evening.
A bevy of beautiful little girls assembled at the residence of Sheriff B.R. Davis last Saturday afternoon to celebrate the birthday of lovely little Eva. A nice supper was spread and a gay and happy time was spent by all.