125 years ago
june 26, 1885
Walter Sharp has his swimming hole near the mineral well completed, and will have it open for public patronage on Saturday, June 27th.
Reserved seat chart is now open at the Opera House drug store, for the Pinafore entertainment. Better secure your seat early while you can get the “pick.”
Dr. Hannaford and Weems performed a very delicate and dangerous operation upon Lee Gray last Saturday afternoon, removing a large tumor from the neck. The operation was most skillfully performed, and the patient is getting along nicely.
A meeting to re-organize the Marion Militia Company will be held at Rogers’ Hall to-morrow (Saturday) evening at 7:30 o’clock. Everybody interested in the company, and especially those desiring to join it, are cordially invited to be present.
The handsomest barber sign in the county, and probably in the state, is the one set up before A.W. George’s shop opposite the RECORD building this week. J.C. Kable was the architect and L.S. Glover the decorator. The design is neat and attractive, and the work is not to be excelled.
The newest, neatest, nicest arranged and best furnished ice-cream parlor ever opened to the Marion public, is that which Will Benward has recently fitted up in the rear of his bakery. Peep in, then walk in and order some of this delicious cream, etc.
Here is another attack upon the credulity of our readers, but it is true all the same. Mr. Frank Penland brought us a well developed, healthy spring chicken, Monday, that has seventeen toes—four on each foot, four on each wing, and one on the inside of one leg about an inch above the knee joint. Frank aptly remarked that that chicken “ought to be death on worms.”
Miss Belle Mason, of Emporia, a young lady of evident culture and refinement, has come to Marion to teach painting, drawing and decoration. Those of our amateur artists who have been struggling along without a complete instruction will doubtless be glad to Miss Mason’s presence, and will hasten to interview her at the residence of Mrs. S.F. Carter, where she will be pleased to see them.
Last Saturday afternoon was one of the warmest we have ever experienced in Kansas, and that night was extremely sultry—something unusual in Kansas. Which is justly noted for its cool, pleasant nights.