110 years ago
october 8, 1908
Last Monday night the city council spent most of the evening considering a fire ordinance. The motion to purchase two hundred cement corner posts for block corners was reconsidered and the council recommended the purchase of one-half inch galvanized pipe three feet long. The council ordered final notice be sent to the Costello estate concerning condemnation and removal of their buildings on Main street. A motion prevailed to request those parties gathering walnuts in the park to return them as they were for the squirrels.
Those were enthusiastic crowds that went to Peabody and Florence Saturday to see and hear Wm. H. Taft, Republican candidate for president.
Messrs. Bowen & Lorenson, energetic young business men of McPherson, have located in Marion. Mr. Bowen is a practical jeweler and has purchased the jewelry store of T.W. Butcher. Mr. Lorenson will handle several of the best makes of automobiles.
The cement walks on the south corners of Second and Main, the corners of Funk’s furniture store and The Palm restaurant, are a decided improvement to the city. These are in accordance with the new city ordinance.
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