august 24, 1888

Marion has again covered itself with glory when the first Y.M.C.A. building in Kansas was dedicated with imposing ceremonies. The building, dedicated to the service of the Lord and the highest good of this community, is a fine stone structure, 50x100 in size. It is centrally located on a beautiful Main street corner, fronts south and east, and in close proximity to two of Marion’s other chief prides—Central Park and the stone arch bridge.

Hank Roberts, owner of the boss farm in these parts, left some fine samples of corn with us Thursday. The ears were large, and one stalk measured six and a quarter inches in circumference.

Mrs. Slocum, of Peabody, came over to Marion last Sunday in a state of great anxiety for her little son whom she brought along and who had been bitten by a dog supposed to be mad. She took the boy out to Mr. Lambert’s in Wilson Township, who has a mad stone in his possession. But, the stone would not stick to the wound and so it is supposed that the dog was not mad and the mother went home much relieved.

John Fox killed 13 rattlesnakes on his Wilson Township farm yesterday.

A pestiferous church trial has been in progress at the Wren schoolhouse for several days. Behold how bad and how unpleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in discord.

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