125 years ago
december 2, 1887
Arrangements have about been completed which will make the third story of Mr. Young’s block general headquarters for the secret societies of Marion. It was built especially for this purpose with its spacious lodge room proper, its ante-rooms, committee rooms, parlor, capacious banquet room, kitchen, etc. and has few equals and no superiors for lodge purposes in the state.
Camp Emigrant’s Guide for November is a big card for Marion, thanks to the enterprise and liberality of Case & Billings, of this city. The first page is filled with cuts of Marion buildings, while the second page is devoted to a write-up of the town and country. The remaining pages are devoted to pictorial and descriptive booms for the country.
Last Saturday night was a night which had the tendency of making everybody bury himself as deep in the bed as possible. Fifteen degrees below zero—10 degrees below zero after the sun had shown for an hour. But, don’t mind. It still remains as of old, “Sunny Kansas.”
There are over one thousand school children in the Marion school district—several hundred more than in any other district in the county.
Our Baptist friends began a series of meetings in their handsome new church last Monday evening.