110 years ago
july 2, 1908
The program as completed for Marion’s Fourth of July celebration provides for all day entertainment, and is a program of games, contests, baseball, and a band concert in the morning. The reading of the Declaration of Independence and a patriotic speech begin at 3 o’clock and will be followed by races, different games, and a ball game. A band concert at Main and Third streets will last until time for the fireworks.
The past few days Freeland Bros. purchased a fine family driving horse from parties at Wichita. The horse is thoroughly broken and accustomed to streetcars, automobiles and other conditions responsible for many runaways.
Marion has always been proud of Central park, and justly so. But since the committee in charge of the Fourth of July celebration has completed its work the improvement is marked. The trees have been properly trimmed and the grounds freed from every form of undergrowth.
J.S. Brooks, mail carrier on route 1, has purchased a Schacht Auto Runabout of F.D. Shanklin and Son, to carry him around his route. It arrived Wednesday and is a fine looking machine. Mr. Brooks thinks the auto will be more satisfactory for his use than horses, as he can make the trip in much less time, and expense of keeping not be so much.
E.E. Lorenz, the first of the week, purchased the steam laundry from A.F. Jackson and will continue the business.
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