125 years ago
march 23, 1888
Work has begun on Marion’s new canning factory. Since our last issue, the site of the factory has been selected and work commenced on the basement. It is to be located on lots adjoining the Santa Fe Railroad. The building is to be a two-story stone structure, 40x80 in dimensions, with basement under the entire building.
Miss Minnie Wright, who is teaching in District No. 104 at Elk, had another spelling school last Wednesday night, which was largely attended and enjoyed. The boys did splendid spelling, especially Coney Kieferle, Fred Collett and J. Keeper.
For the benefit of our county exchanges, we desire to say the Marion’s electric lights are all right, and are giving good satisfaction.
The Salvation Army is coming to Marion. Capt. F. Le Suer has engaged Rogers’ Hall for six months. We have heard good reports of the work done in other cities by the Salvation Army, and we trust they will be treated respectfully and kindly in Marion.
Mr. H.A. McLean, City Attorney of Marion, and a rising lawyer, hangs out his shingle in this issue of the RECORD. Mr. McLean is an educated, painstaking, hardworking attorney, into whose hands clients may place business assured of faithful and efficient service.