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150 years ago in the Marion Commonwealth

May 2, 1872 

MASONIC DIRECTORY: 

Marion Fraternal Lodge No. 34 holds its Regular Communication the First Tuesday Night in each month. — J.C. Dozier, Worshipful Master, J.H. Tyler, Sec’y.

Marion Chapter, No. 12, holds its Regular Convocations the Third Tuesday night in each month. — G.P.L. Reid, High Priest, I.A. Moorer, Secretary.

Central Council No. 6 holds Regular Assemblies the Second Tuesdays in January, April, July and October. — G.P.L. Reid, Illustrious Master, W.H. Fiquet, Recorder.

Washington Commandery, No. 1, holds its Regular Councils of the Second Monday night in each month. — Porter King, E. Commander, I.A. Moorer, Recorder.

Mrs. Whitley would respectfully call the attention of the Ladies of Marion and vicinity to her Latest Styles of Spring and Summer Designs, for Ladies and Children, and is prepared to accommodate those who may favor her with their patronage. In connection, stamping of every description done on the shortest notice, at the lowest rates. 

It will be seen that the Central Executive Committee has called a county convention and designated the 25th of May as the time for holding that convention. We would have much preferred a later day. The committee very promptly urges the people of Perry to hold their preliminary Beat meetings for the purpose of selecting delegates to attend this convocation of the Democracy of Perry county. 

Speed, of Marion, is soliciting the appointment of minister to the Argentine Republic, and for once his aspirations are in accord with the wishes of the whole people, who are anxious only to get rid of him as soon as possible and on any terms.—Argus. 

Judge A.J. Walker died yesterday, in the 53rd year of his age, at his residence in this city after an illness of ten days, caused by an affection of the heart. These sad tidings will cause a feeling of profound sorrow not only in this community but throughout the entire State; for Judge Walker was prominently identified with the history of Alabama and beloved throughout her borders alike for his private worth and distinguished eminence as a jurist. 

An English physician has been vaccinated 447 times, to prove to objecting people that there is no danger in it. 

O.W. Homes says that crying widows marry first; there is nothing like wet weather for transplanting. 

AWAIT THE COMING OF THE MONARCH: Mike Lipman’s Queen City Circus, Animal and Balloon Show, Will Exhibit at Marion Tuesday, May 7. A vast and comprehensive combination, unparalleled in magnitude and perfection. Years of experience and lavish expenditures have been brought into requisition to make this the Model Exhibition of The Age!

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