140 years ago
march 3, 1882
Garfield memorial exercises were held in Central Music Hall, Chicago, on the 27th. The hall was appropriately trimmed with flowers and draped flags, and immediately back of the platform was a large portrait of the late President.
Mr. E.A. Storrs eulogized Garfield’s eventful and wonderful life. “He perished,” said the orator, in conclusion, “with the conflicts of temporary excitements raging around him, the whole world loved him, involving more of persons than of principles. The whole world loved him because he loved the whole world.”
The Spring immigration to Kansas promises to be very large. In fact, people are already coming in great numbers, and of an unusually good class.
This office has just been supplied with an imposing stone and frame which, we flatter ourself is a little ahead of anything to be found in the print shops of this State.
The frame was made by L.W. Folsom and Joseph Thomas—two “boss” woodmen, by the way—and besides being superior in other respects, has on either end, drop leaves for holding up “galleys” while “making up.” This is a convenience which every printer will readily appreciate, though it is the first thing of the kind we ever saw, and was suggested by our foreman, D.S. Lindsay.
The imposing stone is of Italian marble, two feet ten inches wide and four feet four inches long, and is from Marion Marble Works, Bramley & Chandler, proprietors. We are proud of this fine piece of printing office furniture.
Spring wheat has been sown by some of our people. Sowing oats will be the order of the day when the mud dries up. Beautiful Spring will soon be here and put on her robe of green.
The building boom has commenced in Marion. In fact, it hasn’t stopped all winter.
Tomorrow the old soldiers of Marion county meet in Rogers Hall to exchange greetings, and perhaps to organize a permanent Post of the Grand Army of the Republic.
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