125 years ago
october 4, 1889
In company with Dr. Hannaford and Judge Doster, the writer visited the new pressed brick works, in the north eastern suburbs of Marion, last Saturday, and found the new enterprise under fine headway. The RECORD will watch this important enterprise with great interest, and with great confidence that it will prove a bonanza not only to the proprietors, Messrs Hannaford & Holitzell, but to Marion as well.
Main street will be a daisy when it is done.
Mr. John Christie was the victim of a serious accident Wednesday night. He was helping to run the gas machine which lights the opera house, and discovering a fire in the outside cellar or cave where the gas is generated, he went down to extinguish it. In doing so, he was badly burned about the neck, face and hand, and is now at home suffering greatly. We hope he will soon be around all right, however.
M.S. Bryan is about the biggest man in town now. New girl.
The loser of a package of plug tobacco can get it at this office by subscribing for three or four copies of the Record and agreeing not to chew any more after this batch is used up. Oh, well, come in and get the nasty stuff, anyhow—we don’t want it.
According to promise, the Marion Band gave an open air concert from the Elgin balcony last Friday night. The boys are making fine progress.