125 years ago
march 21, 1890
Commodore Lewis talks of starting out as a star actor. Marion has already contributed its share to the histrionic profession. There is L.D. Dobbs and Harry Swift, both stage scintillators from Marion, and now Mr. Lewis wants to eclipse the footlights. Can Marion afford to monopolize the whole theatre business in this country? And must our town be depopulated in order to fill opera houses in other towns? Let Mr. Lewis and other giddy stage struck Marionites think seriously before engaging in the luminary business as a regular diet.
Dr. Piper requests us to announce that the bath rooms at the mineral resort will re-open today, and hereafter will be open from nine a.m. to nine p.m.
Our old bachelor friend, Fred Buckley, called Wednesday. He has finished a snug house, built a stable, corn crib, etc., on his land near Tampa, and is now ready for farming. He came down to Marion to buy his plows and other implements. He said he was much nearer Hope but preferred to spend his money in his own county. That’s the kind of man we like. In fact, we have only one objection to Fred—he is an old bachelor. But we reckon if some good woman would make an attack on his affections he would surrender.
B.C. Hastings and J.S. Dean are starting the spring building boom. The former is erecting a comfortable home on Lincoln Avenue and the latter is erecting a neat dwelling in Beebe’s Addition.