125 years ago
february 27, 1891
Dr. Wright, a dentist, is thinking of opening a permanent office in Marion.
The Messrs. Kuhn lost their store at Quarry by fire last Wednesday night. The loss is estimated at $1700.
The Record is glad to welcome to Marion business circles and to its neighborhood Mr. J.A. Kirk who has bought Miss H.M. Kraft’s interest in the Excelsior Bakery, next door west of the Record building. Mr. Kirk is a fine gentleman and we trust will meet with great success in his new undertaking.
The Knights of Pythias of Marion, already famous for elegant banquets, more than maintained their reputation in this respect Tuesday night. Literary and musical exercises were delivered in the hall, followed by a splendid supper at the Elgin.
We referred a few weeks ago to the petition circulating in Marion asking the Postal Telegraph-Cable company, which has a telegraph line running through the state east and west, to build a line from Florence to this city. We have seen a letter this week from the company saying that the line will be built this season.
The social delight known as the ladies’ tea which has assumed a sort of epidemic form in Marion this winter has been a source of pleasure and profit to the good women of Marion.