October 8, 1886
The Women Suffrage Convention to be held in Florence, beginning next Friday evening and closing Wednesday evening will undoubtedly attract a large attendance. Miss Susan B. Anthony, who is already in the state, and who will positively be present is alone sufficient to draw a large audience anywhere in the United States.
Mr. U.L. Knode and wife, of Fairplay, arrived Wednesday from Hodgeman county, where they are opening a new farm. They came through in a wagon.
Prof. Van Ostrand, Superintendent of our city schools, took to his bed last Friday, since which time he has been very ill. His disease is the very prevalent malarial fever. His mother was telegraphed for Monday, in New York, and she arrived here with her brother Wednesday evening.
The old soldiers are having a big time at Emporia this week.
A mass convention of the prohibitionists of Marion county met at the courthouse in Marion, Oct. 2d and was called to order by A.D. Billings.
Mrs. Compton and Mrs. Town have opened a new dressmaking establishment in the rooms in the rear of Mrs. LeMasters Millinery Store.
They are having a regular picnic around to our good friends, Joseph Bowron’s. Last week we recorded the arrival of Mrs. Bowron’s sister and husband, and now we are pleased to announce the arrival, Wednesday night, of Mr. Bowron’s brother Henry, and his sister, Mrs. Ripley, with the latter’s daughter Maney, all as Mr. Bowron remarked, “from Oshkosh by gosh.”
Mrs. J.W. Scott has removed her dressmaking establishment to her remodeled and enlarged residence on corner of Second and Miller streets. Mrs. Scott is an accomplished mantua maker and an excellent lady. May continued success crown her labors.
Fred Lewis has received the appointment of Marshal and Street Commissioner, and must be respected and obeyed accordingly.