125 years ago
january 18, 1889
Have we any reason to despair? Marion has all these started but undeveloped. The foundry can be made a source of pride and profit, the canning factory is capable of bringing and disbursing a great amount of wealth, the waterworks and electric light plant are of too great a value to be done away with, the mineral wells are of far-famed value, the city’s pride in her schools and school building and in the general appearance is to be gratified, and should our resources be fully developed, we presage a large and successful growth for the “Queen City of the Cottonwood.” Fellow citizens, the work of twenty centuries and the new civilization expects you to do you duty.
The Marion Sad Iron Company will resume work at the foundry one week from Monday. Mr. Wishart expects soon to make a tour through the southern states in the interest of this industry, and the work is being widened at all points.
The muddy condition of our street crossings this week suggested the need of a decided improvement of the streets.
Prof. DeLay reports the school to be in good working condition since the holidays with a somewhat increased attendance.
A farmer living west of Marion, while in town Monday, was putting a blanket on one of his horses when it kicked him on the leg and as he fell it kicked him on the head, making a scalp wound three inches long.