140 years ago
july 16, 1880
Marion County candidates will have to wrestle with twenty-five hundred voters this year.
A whiskey exchange calls Marion Centre “the headquarters” of the temperance party” in central Kansas. Quite a compliment to our prosperous, growing, substantial and sober young city.
Peabody has let up on the coal boring business, after going down over seven hundred feet. We are sorry of their failure to find the precious mineral, for we fear that it settles the coal question for this section of the State. We hope, however, that the salt found will prove of profit, so that the enterprising citizens may not have entirely lost their labors.
That new brick yard on Jex’s farm, adjoining town, is a fixed fact. Thus the industries multiply.
The grand temperance mass meeting to be held in Central Park, Marion Centre, July 24th promises to be a great success. Gov. St. John will positively be present to address the people.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see as many people attend the celebration as assembled at the railroad jollification nearly a year ago.
Lyons people in Rice county have chartered six cars for the occasion and McPherson people are coming in great numbers, and from all parts of Marion county we hear of great crowds coming,
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