110 years ago
april 2, 1908
Marion will soon have a hospital complete in all the equipment necessary to successfully treat the ills of the human race. The second floor of the Y.M.C.A. building is the location selected and the hospital and Dr. R.C. Smith’s offices will occupy the eight rooms on the east and south fronts. This location and suite of rooms is considered the best in the city.
A bold hold-up and murder took place on Santa Fe train No. 115 early Sunday morning. O.A. Bailey, the Wells-Fargo express messenger, was found laying on the floor of the car in a pool of blood when the train reached Newton.
Quite a crowd attended the spelling math at the rink Monday night. Prof. St. John and Henderson Martin gave out the list from an old McGuffey speller. Soon the participants in the bee began to fall out. When all was over, Dave Wheeler was the only one left. The ladies awarded the victor a fine cake.
Fred Williams and Chas. Jackman ride good horses and they covered one-sixth of a mile in 48 seconds Monday on the race track. Williams’ horse coming out ahead.
A very pleasant time was spent last Tuesday at the home of Rev. J. Sievers, who had invited about forty of the young people of the German Baptist church for a social evening in honor of his daughter, Miss Frieda of Kansas City. The evening was spent playing various games and exchanging Bible questions and proverbs, after which dainty refreshments were served.
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