125 years ago
july 3, 1885
Pollock Post and the old soldiers in general will revive old memories tomorrow night with a “camp-fire” in Central Park. The “boys” expect to march in, about camping time, with their coffee pots and frying pans, kindle their little fires, and cook an old-fashioned soldier supper. They have already received a barrel of regular old hard-tack for the occasion, and expect to have a jolly good time. All old soldiers are especially requested to bring along their frying pans and coffee buckets.
A.J. Harris, one of our tonsorial artists, went to Lehigh, Tuesday, to open shop.
One of the prettiest and most unique sights ever witnessed in Marion County will be the “Ship of State” in the procession tomorrow. It will represent a sure enough ship, with full sails, the whole handsomely decorated, and containing about twenty little sailor boys in attractive uniform, with swords. It will be a scene to remember.
M.L. Mansfield has the foundation in for a new dwelling house, just east of the depot.
Billy Bates was “on the road” last week taking orders for the excellent cigars manufactured by Bates & Wessler at Marion.
Mr. F.W. Bowlby recently did a kind deed which is worthy of public mention. He collected enough money, in small subscriptions, to buy a washing machine and wringer for Maggie Mooney, the washerwoman. Maggie was delighted with the gifts.
It is reported that some parties are preparing to open a brick yard in the south part of town, on the bank of the Cottonwood.
An ugly looking wind cloud made timid hearts beat quicker for a short time, Saturday evening, but exhausted itself with a strong puff, doing no damage.
The street sprinkler has been “laying the dust” in fine style this week. For all of which the denizens of Marion should rise up and call Jonas Miller blessed.
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