125 years ago
april 17, 1891
We never saw the trees “put out” more rapidly than they have the past week. All nature will soon be clothed with its spring garb and the cattle on a thousand hills will be fattening on the new grass.
Mr. J.F. Knapp who “took up” a stray canary last week, found the owner, Pete Magathan, in an hour after the Record was out.
Mr. H.A. McLean has started a good sized boom of his own around his residence premises on the hill. Workmen are busy remodeling his house, building a large fuel house, sinking a well and fixing up generally.
A new awning shadows Bradbury & Robinson’s meat market.
Marion’s treasury is in good robust condition. City orders are cashed upon presentation, and there are several thousand dollars on hand. This is a splendid tribute to the wise management of Mayor Morris and the able Council.
Dr. Hannaford’s celebrated horse Altimo was shipped last week to Willard, Kansas. The doctor has leased him for the season with an option for his purchase. Ben Bransford, the faithful colored keeper and trainer, who has been in the Doctor’s employ so long, accompanied Altimo to Willard.
Frank Cross says he went out one day last week and bagged forty-five wild ducks and five wild geese.