110 years ago
december 10, 1908
The Marion Candy Factory now occupies the Costello building at the corner of Main and First. The room under the State Bank of Commerce was vacated yesterday. Their business has continued to increase from the first. Marion and the surrounding territory is glad to patronize the home industry. They make a specialty of supplying special occasions as well as the general trade.
Findley Shanklin had a narrow escape last Friday. He was making a wood pulley at his shop opposite the park. Just as he had finished turning it to the desired size it flew to pieces, striking him in the face, breaking his nose and blacking his eyes. He is all right now, though.
Karl Zeller living southeast of town had the misfortune to have one of his cattle shot by hunters on his farm last week. The guilty parties were not men enough to report the damage.
In the past two weeks B. Apel has completed a good job of graining in the courthouse halls on both floors. The base done in walnut and the upper part in marble.
V.E. Helea & Co. have sold 11 fine pianos during their special sale and are willing to sell 100 more before Xmas. See them at Bowen’s Jewelry Store, one door east of W.W. Loveless & Sons Store, Marion, Kansas.