100 years ago
august 3, 1916
Remember the County Old Settlers’ Picnic at Marion Friday, August 11. There will be a basket dinner in Central Park, splendid informal programs, and many special features.
Governor H.S. Martin, Mrs. Martin, and Miss Sibyl Martin are expected to arrive in Marion sometime next week. They arrived in Seattle from the Philippines last Saturday. They will be most cordially welcomed home by their many Marion friends.
The story to the effect that William Jennings Bryan would appear here in advance of the regular Chautauqua program is incorrect. He will speak at 3 o’clock August 27. Mr. Horner is sending Mr. Bryan here in addition to the regular, full Chautauqua program, and season ticket holders will be admitted without charge.
At last, the welcome news has been announced that the youngsters and oldsters of this vicinity will have an opportunity to visit the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. This great circus will be within easy traveling distance when it exhibits in Wichita on August 17th.
For Sale: My residence property, one block east of High School, 8 rooms, toilet and bath, good cellar, cistern, electric lights, good barn with garage, coal and cob house, all newly painted and in good repair. Phone 275J or address P.O. box 492, Marion, Kansas.