100 years ago
february 19, 1914
J.R. Delaplain has put in a fine new safe in his jewelry store.
W.E.M. Oursler, an old Marion County pioneer, died Feb. 8. at his home in Jefferson County. Mr. Oursler came to Kansas in 1870 and took a claim in Wilson Township. Afterward he purchased a fine farm midway between Marion and Florence, on which the Santa Fe established a station in his name and honor. And, it is still known as Oursler Station.
A Valentine social was given at the Youngtown schoolhouse last Saturday evening. The attendance was good, and a neat sum raised to apply on the price of a new organ for the school.
A Marion woman says that a splendid remedy for chillblains is the application of “Essence of Peppermint.” Rub it on the afflicted part just as you would any liniment.
Arnold Berns was here from Peabody this week as a witness in the Heath case against the Santa Fe.
Miss Sadie Keller and Arthur Keller saw “Ben Hur” in Wichita Friday evening. The former remained until Monday visiting with her cousin, Miss Mary E. Debbs, and the latter went on to Pond Creek, Okla., to visit with his uncle, Rev. Avery Dickerson and family.
Miss Effie Farmer went to St. Louis the first of the week to get the millinery styles for this season. She will have charge of the millinery department of the Loveless store this year.