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VOLUME 1.
McCONNELLSBURG, PA., DECEMBER 28, 1899.
NUMBER 15.
1IOBAKT HOFFMAN IIFLI).
KENDALL-BKUA.
A N N I V I . R S A R V S E R M ON.
DR. II ILL'S SON HUM.
mavs(;atherers.
"Till: NF.W Yl'.AK.
Miring Hcforo l S. Commission
, cr Russell lit lied ford Last
I FH Jay.
jr8nk Campbell, Deputy U. S. Mar-
NLll, arrived'hiTP on last We(lnenday
mtnff, and on Thursday morning
frted with the counterfeiter, Hobart
ilTinan, via Hancock and Cumber
id for Hedford. On Friday ho was
fen a hearing before U. S. Commix-
)jner Jan. O. HuhhpII and committed
the Bedford jail. He will be tried
Uhe spring term of U. S. court at
ranton.
The witnesses from this county were
erlff Daniel Sheets and John H. It.
wis and son Frank.
, Che prisoner took the matter very
Dlly. 'He seemed to realize that he
,g In for it. He Is a lluswlan and
'put Wl years of age.
BIBLE NORMAL,
y preaching: services will be held in
i McConnellsdale (Dunker) church
Jwnry 21, WOO, by F.lder J. Kurt,
flier of Franklin county, both morn-
1 1 and evening.
'pn Monday January 22 Mr. Miller
'ill open Bible school, lasting live
ys. The following program will bo
llowed each day:
levoMoQnl exerclscH, 9.411 u. m.
lint Teuton Ion, 10 to 11 The Mule.
leoood HecltiUlon.il tolS KpNtleof JumeN.
uncli, 12 to I.
Mrd Hucltutlon, i to S-Llfe of Christ.
Vjiirth Reultutlou, i! to 8 -Uible Lands.
A.11 ai-e welcome, bring pencil, tab
i, and your Bible. No collection
Jl be taken nor tuition charged. It
EfRF.K to all.
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f
COM ERER -ADAMS.
John C. Comerer, son of Mr. and
irs. 8. J- Comerer formerly of the
Ig Cove, and Mrs. Lizzie Foltz,
kughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Diams, of Pine Creek, all of Illinois
llrre married at the home of the bride's
irpnts, Tuesday evening, December
, th.
Jpver one hundred invited guests
re present and promptly at the
- W of 7 o'clock the happy couple ap
lared In the spacious parlors and
ipresslvely moved to beneath a ean
y of evergreens amid a bower of
I'e choicest of flowers, while Miss
,ae Coddington, Pine Creek's talent
( musician at the piano rendered an
proprlate wedding march.
' Ilev. J. D. Leek, pastor of the M.
i' church at Dixon, took his place
id said the word.i that made them
isband and wife.
The bride was dressed in blue henri
, Ita with white satin yoke trimmed
'Ith pearls and carried carnations and
tses, and the groom wore the con ven
Onal black.
After congratulations, supper was
trved, a feast for a king, such as the
Ine Creek ladies know how to pre
iuro. J Supper over, .the young folks in-
jilged injmodern plays, while the old-
Ij ones engaged in pleasant conversa
On, und. Mis Mae and F.dward Cod
ington entertained with music with
ie mandolin and guitar.
,'The presents were both costly and
pinerou,B. Mr. Comerer and his bride
ill shortly commence housekeeping
4 Palmyra where he is a successful
rmur, -
INF. FRANKLIN COUNTY CAT.
i h TLE.
jSteiyor Bros., of Mercersburg, in
YtolKT of last year, bought two young
.eers ia West Virginia which weigh-
1 l:l(H pounds. They brought them
t their farm near Mercersburg and
id thcut until December 0, when they
' Slppi l them to Philadelphia and sold
lem to Charles Harland & Co. They
: fetghed when sold 4515 pounds and
jhmi dressad 3070 or 08 pounds per
irndred home weight or 70 pounds
f, JiuWlphia weight. These were the
fce-.t ( tittle ever shipped to Philadel
tiia mid the Stelger Bros, received a
.iuiiLi f of congratulatory telegrams
foii Urge stock dealers in the Quaker
Sty and Pittsburg who saw the cattle
& Philadelphia. The Steiger Bros.
v now feeding 40 head of line cattle
jr home consumption and shipment.
t - ;
,OCAL FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
: Thci H will be a local farmers' instl
tfle at McNaughton's school house on
tie afternoon of January 0, moo at
f.'ii) o'clock. An interesting program
!bx Un prepared and It Is honed that,
beie will be.afull turn out of those in-fcivst.-d
in agriculture.
W. C. Pattkhson,
Koei,,tMTv.
I , ,
Ai ..ther Fulton County Hoy
Heard From,
Tim many friends of n
r.( TtM'iimrly of th u
v "in I'd
um iI to learn that he has lust been
Ippi.i.ited Assistant Postmaster at
vi'i la ook, Philadelphia.
ever heard of an Intellectual
with a pug nose? She couldn't
ye-glasseg stay on, in the first
At Wheeling, West Virginia, on
Monday, November 13, IH'.m, Mr.
Stuart Russell Kendall, of Altoona, I
and Miss Elizabeth May Brim, of llol
lidaysburg, were united in the bonds
of holy wedlock by Hev. M. H. Hooy
pastor of First Methodist Episcopal
church of that city. The groom, a
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Kendall, of
Altoona, formerly of the Dig Cove,
holds an Important position in
Altoona in the employ of the Pennsyl
vania Hailroad Company. The bride,
an accomplished young lady, is a
daughter of the late John Brua, a
prominent farmer near Hollidaysburg.
The young couple have just gone to
housekeeping at 1313 Sixteenth avenue,
Altoona, and Kussel says the latch
string is out for any of his Fulton
county friends.
The worthy young couple have the
best wishes of the "News" for long,
happy, and prosperous life.
CLEVENCER -WANAM A KER.
A very pretty wedding took p'tee In
the First Presbyterian church at Oak
mont, Pa., at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday
evening, December 20, 18!)!).
The contracting parties were, Mr.
Albert M. Clevenger, of Pittsburg, and
Miss Cora N. Wanamaker, and the
ceremony was performed by llev. O.
W. Montgomery.
The church was beautifully decorat
ed with palms, ferns and drapery of
smilax.
The bride was dressed In white satin,
and her cousin Miss Maude Patterson
of Export, Pa., who acted as brides
maid wore white organdie. The bride
carried a bouquet of white, and the
bridesmaid of pink llowi rs. Mr. James
Clevenger, a brother of the groom, was
best man, and Dr. J. P. Laughlin and
F. G. Westerman of Pittsburg, and J.
P. Sleppy and Dr. H. F. . Hurdle of
Wilkinsburg were ushers best man
and ushers, all in full dress suit and
wearing the usual bridal rose.
Miss Olive Laughlin of Indiana pre
sided at the organ.
The bride was given away by her
father.
After the ceremony in the church the
wedding party retired to the bride's
home where a delightful reception was
held, after which the bridal couple left
for a short eastern tour.
The presents were numerous and
beautiful.
Some idea of the number present
may be had from the' fact that three
hundred Invitations were sent out.
The groom, a son of Mr. Hiram
Clevenger of Taylor township, is As
sistant Superintendent of East End
otlice of the Prudential Life Insurance
company, and holds high rank In in
surance circles of the Smoky city.
The bride and groom will begin
housekeeping at their new homo at 510
Lowell street, East End, as soon as
they return to tho city which will be
about January 15.
Fulton County has a whole lot of
boys in different sections of the United
States of whom she is justly proud,
and Albert is one of them.
RANCK-MYERS.
On Tuesday evening 13th inst., a
pretty wedding was solemnized at tho
residence of Hev. Seth Ft Myers, pas
tor of the German Baptist church, Al
toona, Pa., when his daughter Miss
Nettie A. Myers was married to Mr.
Benjamin F. Kanek, of Warfords
burg, this county. The happy couple
attended by Miss Minnie Sliellenberg
er and Mr. E. Bruce Kauck, a brother
of the groom, entered tho parlor at
7.30 o'clock to the strains of a wedding
march rendered by Miss Anna Shellen
berger. There they were met by Elder Wal
ter S. Long, pastor of the German
Baptist church of Tyrone, who pro
nounced the words that united them
for life.
The bride and bridesmaid were
tastefully arrayed In white, and carri
ed a bouquet of white hyacinths and
carnations.
The groom and groomsman were
dressed inconventlonalblack. The'cwre
mony was witnessed by a number of
invited friends. After congratulations
had been extended, a wedding supper
was served.
The groom is an excellent young
man and is one of the leading teachers
of this county, as well as u minister
of the German Baptist church.
The bride is a very estimuble young
lady, and was the recipient of many
beautiful and useful presents.
On the 14th inst., Mr. and Mrs.
Hanek left Altoona on their wedding
trip, and after spending a few day at
Cumberland, Md., arrived at War
fordsburg, where they will spend some
weeks with the groom's mother before
going to housekeeping.
Saturday evening Kith a wedding
feast was given in honor of he newly
married couple at the home of Mr.
llanek's mother the Immediate rela
tives of the family being present. The
happy couple received congratulations
from their many friends with best wish
es of a very longVind happy lire.
V
Rev. ,. L. (irovc Completes Ills
Fifteenth Year as Pastor of the
lr. P. Coiij4ieKation In tills
Place.
Last Sabbath completed Hev. J. L.
Grove's lifteenth year as pastor of the
United Presbyterian .congregation of
this place; and in his sermon in the
morning he took occasion to refer to
the work done in that time in connec
tion with his pastorate here. On ac
count of the Inclemency of the weather
the attendance at the service was not
so large as usual. The following
synopsis of his sermon, and the lead
ing facts in connection with his work
will be Interesting to those who know
something of the Hold: -
"I thank my God upon every remem
brance of you. Always in every prayer
of mine for you all making request
with joy, fur your fellowship In the
gospel from the llrst day until now."
Phil. 1:3-5.
Tho discourse exhibited, by way of
introduction, the relation of the Apos
tle to tho Philippiun and his fellow
ship In the gospel with them, deducing
therefrom the theme Christian Fel
fowship. I. Oneness with Christ was shown to
be tho only true basis of all Christian
fellownhip and embraces the fellowship
of. God. "That which we have seen
and heard declare we unto you that ye
also may have fellowship with us: and
truly our fellowship is with the Father
and with the Son Jesus Christ." 1
John 1 :3.
II. Some of the particulars wherein
we have fellowship with God and with
one another were detailed.
III. The present pastorate began
fifteen years ago from this Sabbath
day. "I thank my God upon every
remembrance of you for your fellow
ship in the gospel from the lirst day
until now." Tho fellowship of these
years cannot be expressed by pen or
words, but a brief retrospect in con.
donsod outline of what they embrace
may help us in mutual gratitude and
encouragement to a renewed and vig
orous elVoit in promoting the fellow
ship of God among men. The pasto
rate of these yearscinbrueesthe preach
ing of 1403 sermon, 725 miscellaneous
addresses, 157!) pastoral visits in the
fellowship of tho gospel at your home
alters. The administration of 45 bap
tisms. The dispensation of the Lord's
Supper on 72 occasions. The conduct
of 58 funeral services. Olliciatlng at
35 marriage ceremonies, During this
period 74 members have been admitted.
There have been dismissed to other
congregations 32. 15 communing mem
bers and 0 children have passed over
from tho earthly fellowship. Of tho 50
members when the pastorate began, 23
only remain. The present member
ship is 71. The congregation has con
tributed for the various Boards of the
church and benevolent objects abroad,
$4,005.00; and for congregational ex
penses including the building of a new
church, pastors salary and current ex
penses 12,74!l,00. A total of $1(1,
754.00. What the whole of tho fruits of this
followship are, only He knows who
has said when "they that feared the
Lord spake often one to unother and
the Lord hearkened and heard It and
a book of remembrance was written bo
fore him for them that feared the Lord
and thought upon his name."
"I thank my God upon every re
membrance of you for your fellow
ship In the gospel from the lirst day
until now." My beloved in tho gospel
we have much today to encourage and
for which to bo grateful. We have
grown from a membership of 50 to 71.
We are in possesion of a now locut ion
with a commodious and comfortable
new church building. We have grown
into a self sustaining pastoral charge,
what tho congregation had nevor at
tained in all its past history, let us,
"forgetting those things which are be
hind and reaching forth unto thoso
things which are lie fore, press toward
the mark for the prize of the high call
ing of God in Christ Jesus."
THOMPSON.
Tho Christinas outertainnii'nt
at An tit ch was wull attended aud
tho oxercisoH intorostiuf?. Among
thoso present were Mr. and Mrs.
James M. Lake and daughter Al
te, Jacob Myers and best girl,
aud Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield.
Ktihvel Truax aud sou spent
some time recently at Martius
burg, W. Va.
Miss Alice Everts and M. E.
Gregory wore tho guests of Will
iam Stouer, Sunday.
Kev. Hugltes will preach at
Ziou next Sunday at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. John Hess entertained ti
number of her friends tit her
hospitable homo on Christmas.
Tho dinner was tiuo just such
as our good neighbor knows how
to prepare, and the memory of
that day will stay green iu the
minds of those present as long
as they are permitted to stay
down on this mundauo sphere.
Last Saturday, Rush, a six-
year-old sun of Dr. and Mrs. D.
A. Hill, of Fort Littleton, was,
with a number of other boys, hav -
iug a v.hole' lot of fun leaping,
turning somersaults, and jump -
ing on the hay iu the mow of D.
K. Wilt's hotel stable. Once
when Hush alighted on the buy
after having jumped, the momeu-
turn carried his body against the
door used to close the opening
through which the hay is put in
to tho mow, and the door not be
ing fastened, allowed liush to fall
m. .1 m 1 17 t tIki linwl crvtuiiiil uninij
ten foot below. The boy while
showing no bruises, was uncon
scious for several hours, blood
discharging from his ears and
nostrils, and the accident was re
garded with great anxiety by his
parents aud friends. We learn,
however, as wo go to press that
it is thought he is out of danger;
and thnt, unless something unex
pected develops, he will recover
iu a short time.
SALUVIA.
Sheridan Ilanu, who is employ
ed at the Everett furnace, spent
his Christmas at this place.
James Mumnia, who is employ
ed in Clearfield county, is visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George. W. Mumma.
Will Drown and Mr. Disbrow,
of Everett, were visiting Mr
Brown's sister, Mrs. Alice Min-
ick, hist week.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Vernon Skipper
and their twolittlesonsarespeud
iug the holiday season with Mrs.
Skipper's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Mann.
John H. Miuick and son 1 inw
ard, siient several days hist week
Visiting Mr. Minick's parents, ! willing to have your own name ,.unty commissioners at each
Mr. aud Mrs. John Miunick. printed. Kemomber that iu the triennial assessment. This
Mr. and Mrs. Will . Doshoug ! s'bsonco of any one elsos, tint odi- method oftou worked great in
and Mr. Deshong's brother, of ! tor's name stands for all thalgoes j justice. Suppose, lor instance,
Johnstown, are visiting Mrs. ; "i ins paper.
Deshong's parents, Mr. and Mrs. ; We would not for a minute dis
George W. Mellott. courage any of our young friends
Mrs. Spoor continues to im- j from trying to report the news
prove. She is able to sit up the ! of their neighborhood for some
greater part of the day. j newspaper. Thereare few things
Our merchant, W. K. Spoor, is
getting material on the ground
for his large new store-room, that
ho purposes building at his home
in the near future.
Mrs. Dr. Dalbey, aud little son,
of McCouuellsburg, were pleas
ant visitors in the homo of Mrs.
E. li. Austin, last Tuesday.
Miss Lizzie Mellott, who had
been visiting her sister, Mrs. S.
K. Pittmau, of Harrisouville,
went to Tyrone last week where
uhe has employment.
Tho local institute, held at Har
risouville, Friday night, enter
tained, aud instructed a crowded
house. The topics for discussion
were of great interest to teachers,
and patrons, and were ably dis
cussed by Miss Wishart, li. li.
Sipes, H. Holliushead, Prof. 11.
C. Lainbersou, Prof. B. N. Pal
mer, Supt. Chesnut, and several
putrous. A number of well pre
pared recitations and vocal aud
instrumented musiccompletedthe
exercises. We are pleased to
note the good order something
unusual at public gatherings in
this neighborhood.
We hope it
will bo continued.
Miss Nellie Daniels, of McCou
uellsburg, who is visiting her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Daniels,' was the guest of
her friend, Miss li. Lenoro Wish-;
art, or Harrisouville, Christmas. 1
LA I DIG.
-
Albert Clevenger and wife of
Pittsburg came to tho home of j
Aiu-ori s. minor msi i nursaay.
On Friday evening the calithum
pian baud met aud discoursed
lively music for tho couple, aud
wished them much happiness.
Mumps are still in our commu
nity. Bernie Foreman has been
quite ill as a result (if their pres
ence. David Stevens is quite ill again.
J. E. Lyon had a lot of corn
fodder shredded last week. John
son Bros, did the work.
Those of our people who are
workingat Kearney, spent Christ
mas at their respective homes.
j a Talk to Young Newspaper Cor.
1 respondents.
; We want to have a word Avith
I somebody--we do not kiiow his
j ramie, or her name as the case
j nmy he. To explain, it is this:
j There are a few people who send
I items to the nkws- uud th( items
j seem all right sometimes - bul
'the sender forgets to sign his
! n.uilf,
Now, printer.", have a rule from
"away back" that all such com-
m 11 n iMi ii n fit, i,H.. .litr ti'.i.-f.
you see to semi
anonymous communications is a
Wiisle of 1i:no ami post.ige.
We are always g!;d to have our shiji-it being SKW jior cent, while
friends send us the happenings j McConuellsburgfollows with IMS.
of their neighborhood, but do not I on the other lnmd the Dirths
forget to give us your name not illlVt. it their way in Ayr town
that we want to print it or even j ship by 478 per cent,
to tell, but we must have that for I if th0 above furnishes a correct
our own protection. j 1)ilsis U1,()U whi(.h t(, estimate, we
This wtis brought about many j nmy predict Unit the census
many years ago, by thoughtless j enumerators will find our county
persons sending iu false or scan- ; m.xt v,.al. witi, ., puliation of
dalous information. This tho ed- j more than 1 1,000.
iter would put in his paper; and j Fultou couulv's Doimlatiou iu
i thou in a few days, somebody
; would come iu iit.d break Uie edi
tor's head or send him to jail or
niiiKeiiiin promise to pay Ham -
ages or, worst of all, stop his pa-
! I"'1'-
Yes, send us the news. Any-
i thing that would be interesting
i to talk about in a company of la-
I (l'1('s tnd gentlemen is legitimate
material lor a newspaper.
The greatest annoyance a:i ed
itor suffers from young cor re
spoudeiits is, their propensity ; impropriation to tho commou
for getting oil' j.,!, (.son somebody, j schools was distributed among
A safe rule is, Never pen any- j , ,, different school districts in
thing lor publication about any , proporliou to the number of resi
due, to which you would not be ll(int taxables, as certilied bv tho
in which you cau engage that will
bo of greater educational value.
You will iuerease your vocabu
lary, your powers of observation
and expression, aud the dry
rules of grammar and rhetoric
you pored over in school, will
spring info new life.
It will amuse you, we know, to
give you a- few examples of what
comes to us with the request to
"please print" and either no
name signed, or some fictitious
one,' leaving us entirely in. the
dark as to tho real name of the
writer.
"H. S. Green is iu hunt of a
girl girls look-out.
"Samuel Patch has atractiou at
Jonah Days while his other Girl
is on a vissit.
"Nohomiah llillygass's atrac
tiou is turned from Ilobsou Mills.
'Miah, trie it a (Jain.
"Kev. Giddy Ann P. Kobbers
is Holding a cieries of nieetiu at
eloarrrig hope him sucksess.
"Nick O. Domus visit tho fami
ly of Will me kinley last Saturday
and sunday. What is the iilen-
tion Nicky"
A young
man has ii perfect
right to spend Saturday evening
with his best girl, provided the
girl is willing and the "old' folks"
don't object: aud he can stav till
Sunday too; but what young con p-
1 wants it published in the news-1
paper every time they have a lit-!
lk, p.-ivat,, conference. The i
bride's father will give her away :
.j,,,,!.,., she is married and we
w,u iv ,,,(; )()ni a
t .:.,.,, ,.t i.
Iu writing up a matter of news,
,,.,,, . , .
remember thai tmu e are at least .
, i . . 4 -i
four elements to consider, uauie-i
, , , , , . , '
ly, who, where, when, what, and i
to this is often added why. - !
,, -i ,
Young correspondents some-;
.. T ... i 4 4 ii i 4. i
times forget to tell when an event
, .,, . 4ii i i
occurred; others, to tell where;'
aud then there is usually much
, ... , .I . iii
about tho "what that would bo
. . 4, 4 , ... i
mterostiug, that is omitted. ;
Do not writoou both :ad;s of
your paper. '
A GAIN OF 111..
The following according to the
returns made by tho assessors
and o:: lile in the Prothonotary's
el'.ice, shows the number of births
and deaths in the county during
1h" j iast year.
Births. Deaths.
Ayr
Belfast
Bethel
Brush Creel;
1 Mill' l!l
I .ii'l ing Yocii
V:c( 'ounellsbi.r'i'. . .
43
:',o
21
o
it
15
0
2o
13 .
lo
13
HI
10
3
H
li
1 1
Ta.lor 17
Thompson 17
Tod lo
1'nion L'l
Wells 13
Total 241 ..
Gain iu population by births,
.130
.111
The greatest ratio of mortality
is shown iu llrush Creek towu-
Ihho was 1-1SJ more than ten
thousand; the einyuoration of
1!)0 showed that instead of in-
, creasing tho number of our poiv
I Nation wo had fallen olf just one
dozen people. Now, whether
next summer's count shall show
a gain or it further loss, will ouly
j be kuown when the enumerators
( shall have completed their work.
I5i:twi:i:n and i.
l'y the old method the State
Botltel towushiphad (500 taxables,
(5 schools, and ll'O scholars; and
Belfast had 5100 taxables, 1-'
schools and L'10 scholars then
by this method of distribution,
Bethel would get just twice as
much state aid while having only
half as many schools and schol
ars. By the present plan one-third
of the appropiiition is distributed
upon the basis of the school chil
dren between tho ages of six aud
sixteen; one-third upon the num
ber of resident taxables as be
fore, and one-third upon tho num
ber of paid teachers for each full
annual term.
Through tho county superin
tendent the sii iol directors furn
ish the number of teachers; the.
assessefs iind out the number of
taxables and count the number of
school children. l'rom the re
turns jusL made, Ayr towuship
has between tho nges of six and
sixteen -.)" children, II -11';: -it, 11-1;
Bethel, L'0,"i; Brush Creek, le7;
Dublin, l!l';5; Licking (-'reek, I'll';
McConnells'jurg, l()l;Taylor, 1411;
Thompson, 107: Todd, -.:!; Union,
J'.Khimd Wells, Ml -a total of 1
iiM l in the county.
S I PES MILL.
A man passed through this
neighborhood last Thursday
blamed for passing counterfeit
money. There were five men iu
pursuit of him.
Tho rabbits will now have a
msl' L()ol l)Ut 1,(,-ys' 1,11(1 llt tMO
!il1"0 mou'
Margaret Mellott's two hogs
( 1 '1,m'(l HH) lan-
Klder Gore preached a very
sermon at the Baptist church
recently.
Mrs. Aiargaret rruax is sick.
,.
AbnorJIart sin-nt a le,w days
,. ., . ,
on this side ot the mountain last
week. Penuis Bart is over m
. ,u
' . 1 1t!'.' , . ,
Michael Bard is hauling lime-
, , .
stone lor a lnlu in the spring,
,,. , , ., . , ..
Michael thinks lime is bettor than
. .
1 ' ,
Alter spending a couple of
, . ,', . . , .
w eeks visiting friends in Lverett,
MisHes Mft' t7,ft Jard Rud
Doshong have returned to their
homes,
Wrltirn for tlifl'N'pw li.v l.uuril s.
The beginning of a new year is
bound to excite interest in all, be
cause it holds something for all.
Bul this something is very differ
ent -according to age, tempera
ment, class, aud coudition. To
the boy, it is to bring a new toy;
to youth, new pleasures, and what
it is lo men and women depends
on what they live for -self, or
others. The coming of BloOmeans
the end of li fe's journey to many.
It means sadder things still to
others in tho way of moral failure,
and character shipwreck. But
to many more it will stand for a
date and marking stone in life,
representing recovery and per
fect victory over the past, siu4he
world, the flesh, self, and tNo
devil. The new year also holds
something for tho world, or tho
race itself. To say that God cares
for sparrows, and not for a na
tion that He watches over an in
dividual, but not over tho world,
that He plans for one, aud not
for another, is to speak absurdly.
If it were uot for the fond remem
brance of those dear to them,
most men would let their person
id birth-days pass by without a
thought; but I suppose there are
very few who are not more or
less impressed by tho birth-diiy
of tho now year, with its change
of date for all the earth. The im
pulse to turn over a fresh leaf is
so old fashioned that advanced
folks sneer at it as childish. But
it is a good impulse, nevertheless.
It is well to pause at the Now
Year niilo-stoue to put down tho
pack of good and bad experiences
over-haul the budget just once,
with its mistakes its sins and
wrongs, as well as its pleasures.
Glean out of it the goldeu graiu'
of wisdom aud warning, aud
thow away the rest as rubbish.
Kegret, remorse, revenge all
bitter aud sad memories thus
sifted of their golden lessons,
should bo cast aside. They only
handicap our progress; and life's
road is hard enough to most of
us, without the bearing of useless
burdens. To drop these will bet
ter enable us to take the upward
step to which we are impelled on
every New Year. Forgiveness of
all wrong, renewal of hope in God,
and faith in our fellowmen these
will be as wings to help us in tho
path of tho year that lies before
BUUNT CABINS.
George Doran shipped a fine
lot of dressed turkeys this week.
The reality of Aviuter was ex
pressed on Tuesday morning
when tho thermometer register-
1 ifl Ul V (lUll, .Illll-fIIIW I it ill I l f I'Dl.V.
j iimivA u v' r' v v ' ' tjy iiv 4-
ing.
Kev. Mclhiay is housed up
with a very hoarse throat. He
has just closed a successful meet
ing at Neolylon nino conver
sions. D. G. Polk and Miss Daisy
Polk, brother and sister of our
efficient teacher at this place,
Miss Laurictta Polk, spent Sun
day in our town.
Christmas dinuers are over and
tho dyspeptic, is the worse for
them, of course;. Many of our
people had a "roast."
Several of tho young men of
our town were shamefully intoxi
cated on Christmas. Shame! oh
shame, young man!
The Christmas entertainment
ut tho M. K. church was a suc
cess. The crowd was more than
could bo seated. Many stood
during the eutiro exercises. The
church was neatly, though not
elaborately decorated. The pro
gram was in tho hands, of the
pastor, Rev. G. W. Mcllnay,
Clear liidge, Kuobsville, Fort
Littletou, Shade Gap, Neolyton
aud Libouia were represented iu
the audience. Candies and fruits
were served to all ..children pres
ent. It Ih well to fouler umliitioii in a
child, but not to tho extent o,f iniiklny;
it rejfui-d itself uh the only ohjeet iu
exUunee.

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