110 years ago
may 21, 1908
At a meeting of Marion business men held in the club rooms Monday morning, it was the unanimous vote to hold the Fourth of July celebration in Marion this year. One of those old fashioned, go and have a good time celebrations.
Mr. John Powers returned home on the early train Monday morning from Washington, D.C., from attending the conference held at the White House on the invitation of President Roosevelt. The men of affairs of the country as well as the governors of the states were included in this conference and it is no surprise to Marion to have this honor fall to John Powers.
The lights at Grapes schoolhouse failed to work properly Sunday night during League. The rear part of the house was quite dark, but the janitor sat in a back seat with his best girl and seemed to be unconcerned about the light.
C.C. Johnson and Gilchrist and Woolwine submitted figures for building approaches and sidewalks for the city at the regular council meeting last Monday night. Both were rejected. The following city officers were appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the council: street commissioner and engineer, Wm. Maltby; marshal, Sam’l Kleinhammer; city clerk, T.W. Bown; city attorney, L.F. Keller.
J.P. Reed has moved his harness shop into the building recently vacated by the City Laundry, opposite the courthouse block.
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