March 27, 1890 — Farmers have most of their corn ground plowed and are now making time by hauling ties from the mountain. A great deal of the timber from which the bark was peeled is being made into ties.
Work at the mines is still going on. They are opening a bank about 1-1/2 miles west of the station, near old Mt. Zion Church, on the pike, and the outlook is said to be very encouraging.
Mr. T.O. Graves has completed his storehouse at Marksville and next week the Farmers Alliance will occupy it with a good stock of goods.
Mr. O.L. Graves, son of JohnW.Graves,Esq.,has been quite ill for several days
The Graded School at Marksville will close with an entertainment next Monday. We know it will be a success for this leader knows no such word as fail.
Miss Elva McSpeeden, who is a pupil at the Luray Female Institute, spent last Saturday and Sunday with her father, Col. T.J. McSpeeden, at Sands.
Mr. Henry Good, of Milnes, has moved to Marksville. He is employed at the Eureka Manganese Mine.
Mr. W.F. Welfley is not satisfied by moving along in the old way, and has changed his mill to a roller process. He intends to keep up with the times.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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