110 years ago
june 3, 1909
Last Monday was one of the most beautiful Memorial Days that we have had for years. Frequently the carrying out of the program is marred by rain, but this time the day was clear and fine, and a large crowd from town and surrounding country was present to participate in the observance of the day.
Last week we were called to the painful duty of announcing the death of Professor Runyan. This week we must chronicle the passing of another of Marion’s grand old men—Judge H.A. Billings.
At a special meeting of the Council Monday evening, bids for the purchase of bonds for the water-works project were opened and award made to the H. P. Wright Investment Co. of Kansas City.
The water-works committee, composed of Lewis, Evans and Freeland, will begin prospecting at once for a water supply, and as soon as a satisfactory supply is located and the water approved by the State Board of Health, work will begin on the new plant.
A fine, wide cement walk is being laid north from the Santa Fe station to connect with the courthouse walk.
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