100 years ago
aug. 1, 1912
Threshing is the order of the day and grain is coming in quite fast. Prices are dropping equally as fast. The first rush of grain always sees the low markets.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Florer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hauser, and Mr. and Mrs. Charley Bryan and families, who had tents on the Chautauqua grounds, kept their tents for another week and are “keeping house” among the trees and having one fine time.
The best way to fix roads yet discovered is to fix the roads. For instance, Henry Wight recently hired an engine and a grader and put seven or eight men on the job and kept that crew working for a week at his own expense, grading the road south from his place. He graded three miles. Trot out something that will beat that, if you can.
Harry Rogers has been appointed Park Commissioner by the City Commissioners.
The Yankee Robinson big three-ring circus and Texas Bill’s Wild West show are the leading features in the big show coming to Marion Saturday, Aug. 3. Entertainment will include a thrilling speed contest between automobile and horse on the Hippodrome track and many other interesting activities.
Durham has a curfew bell. All children under 16 years of age are to be home at 9 p.m. and should beat it when the bell rings. The bell is suspended on a tower at the northeast corner of the State Bank.
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