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McCONNELLSBURCj, PA., JANUARY 4, 1900.
i last Saturday afternoon
I at the report of the sud
Mrs. Emma Stouteagle
. While It was known by
,to friends that Bho had
llcatc condition for Home
rsons knew that she had
:'he bunted late cause of her
uvullont arising from con-
aglo, the second daugh
id Mr. Jame H. Woodal,
ihlp, wan born August 30,
married to W. F. Stout
i place, August 11, 1897.
jgsesslng the educational
jf m&uy, she was endowed
th bo many noble qualities
mind that she drew to her
circle of appreciative
y age she joined the Luth
and remalnod therein a
iber until her marriage,
tiBforred her membership
church to which her hus
lng preamble and resolu
d at a special meeting of
chool Board of the McCon
, E. church, express the
t only of the church but
, In theprovidenceof God,
i called to mourn the loss
ed sister, Emma Woodal
and whereas, she was a
liber of the Methodist
lurch, an efficient teacher
f School, an earnest work
use of missions, a woman
led character; therefore,
, That we regret her early
ubmit to the will of God,
, rhat the church and Sun-
do hereby extend their
I tho friends in their be-
i That a copy of these
le given to the family and
, in the papers of MeCon
td In the People's Regls-
t A. Parker, relict of the
Jl. Parker, of Big Cove
,0 had been in the Penn
ipital several weeks for
ed at that place Monday
r remains were brought to
e at Big CoVe Tannery,
I and her funeral will take
o'clock this (Thursday )
Interment will take place
;j lot at Union Cemetery.
e ; j
BAD BANK NOTE.
CONSTABLE AFTER HARR1S0NYILLE
INTERESTING HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY BY
T. J. THOMPSON OF THIS PLACE.
irbaugh, Infant son of
Ungellne Carbaugh died
'(, December 28th, 18!M at
nonths and B days. The
id was delicate from its
ilt a week preceding Its
it rooted a cold from the
kth It died on the above
D enrtfc'ii darkcold soil
tot, so weak und frail,
1 1 on hea Yen's sunny slopes
In tod wind oun uot awmll,
' w lln slumbers are,
?aln disturb Its rest;
I hotne It nweetly sleeps
bag of uiKelv blent.
ig cough on Monday even
y 1, 11(00, George Dewey,
nths, son of Mr. and Mrs.
all near McConnellsburg.
k place at Hustontown
ly. The parents have the
their many friends In the
fe US THIS TIME. '
fer stir up buckwheat for
k when meal time came
re ten to eut V Well last
: vldi ! an Issue that we
j I enough to give each sub
,iper, but we found when
e that there were so muny
to our Fulton County
J that Botne one would have
id. Ve borrowed from
;Bcrtbers to make up the
ery and New Grenada
l'.Hre were a number of In-
;jjorlhers elsewhere that we
) to skip. We will try very
, r, when we "set the bat-
allowance for company.
i L. J. Heldt, ou New
nciomng a dollar lor a
Ipt Ion to the News says
paper very much not
Jine news, but especially
p wonderful sermons given
ptm that eminent divine,
jf I hope that every read
jlea sure and profit reud
kiimn as I have done, and
itoi-s, Is. L. Garland, W
el' John a. Harris, assisted
f . j. L.amoerson as
lug t s accounts of the
iullng this week
t, no part of the
1 r attention,
On a Wednesday evening, eighty
years ago August , 1820 a man
driving two horses, may have been
seen on the Pennsylvania turnpike
crossing Hay Hill and Sidelinghill
mountains, on bis way east.
As he began the descent of Sideling
hill, he was shielded from the warm
rays of the August sun by the tower
ing mountains west of him: and alight
ed to rest his tired horses a few min
utes and to quench his thirst from the
clean crystal water that cume trickling
down the bank
Reaching the valley below, he look
ed ahead, only to see another hill
Greenhlll rise before him. Slowly
his horses traveled across it, and as
the shades of night were gathering
about him he was glad when he found
himself in sight of the Travelers' Inn,
kept by John Karr, at Lickingcceek
Bridge (now Harrisonvllle, six miles
west of McConnellsburg)'. Here he
asked lodging for himself and his
tired horses and soon found pleasant
In the morning, before breakfast,
the traveler asked Mr. Karr for the
amount of his bill, and being Inform
ed, ho gave Mr. Karr money to take
amount of bill from, and in making
change, Mr. Karr, the Innkeeper, gave
the travelling man a three dollar bunk
The note which Is now In possession
of tho writer of this, Is ubout live in
ches long by two and ahalf wide. On
the face is a picture of a ship on wa
ter, and the following inscription "Tho
President, Directors, & "Co., of the
Bunk of Wilmington und Brandy
wine promise to puy to Guph Jones or
bearer on demand THREE DOLLARS .
Wilmington. January 4, 1815, John
Way, President: Daniel Bynns, Cash
ier. Across the right end of the face
is printed in plain capitals the word
DELAWARE; and across the left,
The traveler said he did not like
that bunk note, and did not want to
take the three-dollur note, but Mr.
Karr, our traveler says, went and got
the paper, to show me that this note
is pure money. I then took It.
On Thursday morning Aug. 8,1820,
our traveling man passed through Mc
Connellstown, Bedford county, Pa.,
now McConnellsburg, Fulton county)
On his wuy, across the Cove moun
tain, 'toward his home In Millerstown,
Adams county, Pu., where he was
known as James Lvons.
Early tho following Monday morn
ing, in looking over his money, he did
not feel satisfied with the three-dollur
n,pte he had received of Mr. John Karr.
lie took a sheet of writing paper,
wrote on it a letter, enclosed the note.
folding the sheet ho that it formed a
letter, without envelope ready for
the mail. After sealing it with a red i
wax wafer, he addressed the said letter
Jo Anthony Shoemaker, McConnells-
town, Bedford county, Pennsylvania,
and mailed it at Emmlttsburg. The
postage was twenty cents.
Mr. James Lyons, in his letter to
Mr. Shoemaker, who was then a Jus
tice of the Peace, in McConnellstown,
informed him of his doubts about tho
genuineness of the note, and instruct
ed him to send the constable after him
(Mr. John Karr) as soon as possible.
We have nothing to show that the
constable was sent after Mr. Karr.
nor have we any evidence to disprove
the statement made bv him. to Mr.
Lyons, when ho gave him the note.
that it was pure money," neither do
wo know why this note has been left
folded up in Mr. Lyons' letter for al
most 80 years; but one thing we do
know that while the three men. iirmn-
inent In the long ago history-"-Mr.
John Karr, Innkeeper, at Harrison
vllle, then known as Licking Creek
Bridge; Mr. James Lyons, traveler,
and Mr. Anthony Shoemukor, Justice
of the Peace, have as Joshua of the
Bible says "gone the way of all tho
Tho three-dollur note, is in a good
stute of preservation, considering It is
85 years since It was issued.
Do any of the old residents of our
county have any recollection of Mr.
John Karr, Innkeeper ut Licking Creek
Bridge in 182oy
The Anthony Shoemaker, tho Justice
mentioned above was born Oct. 10,
11M1H, and diod In McConnellsburg,
December 10, KX Ills two sons,
Anthony, jr., and David Shoemaker,
both now dead were enguged In busi
ness in McConnellsburg a number of
years, Anthony, jr., being Justice of
the Peace, a long time. They were
both official members of th;dr' respec
tive churches Anthony and family,
Presbyterian, and David and family,
Anthony, jr., died in McConnells
burg, In 1874 in his 74th year, and
David in Chumlersbtirg about 1802 or
Their mother lived to a good old
ago, making her home with , her son
Duvid, In McConnellsburg. Tlie writer
visltd her when she was one hundred
years of age had a season of prayer
together. She died In 1872 or 7:1 in
her one hundred and first year.
Rev. George Shoemaker married in
McConnellsburg, to Miss Blanche
Baldwin, sister of Rev. Amos Buld
wln, Is a son of David Shoemaker, und
grand-son of Anthony Shoemaker, sr.,
of our story. George Shoemaker's
mother's maiden name was Nancy
Hurrls. Anthony Shoemaker, sr.,
was great-grandfather of U. Grant
Shoemaker and sisters living on their
farm near our town the only mem
bers left of tho many Shoemaker fam
ilies formerly composing prominent
business people of our town.
A coincidence tliut might be mention
ed in connection with the above Is the
fact that this article was written in the
house once owned and occupied by
Anthony Shoemaker: and the Editor
of the News lives in the house in which
the mother and son Duvid lived when
the mother died in her 101st year.
Tho several courts of Fulton; "Pack ice" is now the talk,
county will begin Tuesday, Jan- j Mr. and Mis. A. Rtinyau spent
nary !)th at 10 o'clock. : one day last week in Warfords-
Tlie Sheriff will s,ll at the j burg with their (laughter, Mrs.
Court House at 1 o'clock on Mou- i Howard Hill.
DEATH OF GEORGE WORK.
Lust of One of the Most Prominent
1 amities In the Early History
day the Nth, tho real estate of Prof. B. N. Palmer, Princii al
James L. Hampton had the
misfortune to cut his hand while
getting out spoke wood for Cecil
Sipes last week.
Stilwell Deshong is ou the sick
The protracted meeting at the
Dunkurd church ,in Belfast is still
The protracted meeting com
menced ah Ebeue.er last Satur
Howard llolleushead had the
misfortune to cut his foot while
chopping wood one day last week.
Miss Elsie Sipes spent Satur
day night with her sister Mrs.
Miss Linua A. Deshong spent
Sunday with her friend Miss
Stella Decker of Silnam.
Preaching at Siloam next Sun
Mrs. B. P. Ranck is visiting
friends nt Pleasant Kidge.
Parties seem to be quite nu
merous, but girls are scarce.
Miss Ella Kline of McConnells
burg is sjeudiug the holidays
with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
U. W. Kline and a couple days
with the family of 'Squire Jos.
Miss Sadie Barber, who lias
been suffering for some time with
a very sore ankle, is still unable
David Deshong, Jr., teacher of
Pleasant Grove school, and Ismic
Layton spent Saturday night at
David's home at Siloam.
Lawson Mellott spent Saturday
with his sister Mrs. Lydia Pitt
man. While hauling limestone hist
Friday Stilwel Deshong 's team
broke through the ice at the ford
ing at Siloam. It required the
united efforts of several men
with axes to make a road out and
extricate- the team. Why not
have a county bridge at Siloam?
At his home In Teciiinseh Nebraska,
December 20, 1800, R. C. Work died
unVr n very short illness. V.v had
.T.d.n A Mvorw f T. ml tin. t . . .f i 1... M 1 f ill.. m,.1w .1 u ,ul 'II in ins usual lieaiili up viiuu u uuy
... . , ,, ..... ' v., , ! or two before liis death. The Inimedi-
of Moses J. Peck, of riiompsou. week with his parents Mr. and , al f ,,is ,,,.,,. WUft ,,,, of
The following accounts will be Mrs. T. R. Palmer. u. .,,it. mul it win pniulcss n it was
presented for confirmation MissMattieC. Palmer, accom- sudden.
Silas M. Morgret, administra- j pauied by her brother J. J. Pal- isS" ' of -lobuston County
tor of the estate of Mrs. Zilla Mc- mer of Chicago, spent Friday cir- l'"''111"''1 ! nmnimcli. Ne-
Kee; Geo. W. Cray, of Rachel h. ! culatmg among fru-.uls ,n 1 honm- ..ll,,,.rt ,.,.,. w,.k wa ,,,. llt
Mellott, and Lucinda Cromwell, ; son. Met .iinellsbutg. Pu.. August 2o.l,
of John C. Cromwell; also the tic- ! Messrs. G. I. Covalt and Clar- und in early manhood embarked iii
count of W. L. Woodcock assignee ence Akers of Akersville, inside a mercantile business: afterwards he
Hying trip to West Virginia last i "I,t ""'1 1 '" " ''J'"'1''"' " " "'
u 4 1 1 stute iiml then put down the llrst pe-
Saturday. ; tl.,,m Wc11h in the state of Virginia.
Ci. G. Chambers of Carlisle and , n,. was married to Jessie Mcl.unuhau.
Miss Anna Covalt of Covalt, visit-1 of dreencastle, Oct. 10, 1800, ami with
ed Miss Etta Everts at this place ' 1,ls .voting wife came west, llrst settling
last Monday I in Council BlutTs, lowu, und then in
... , , , 1870 came to this eitv und enguged in
Misses Date Lake and d.Vl j ti,(. Int.,vu.,tile business. This he con
Hess Who have beeu in Philadel- j Unued until 1SS4, when lie sold his store
The second time Andrew Work was
married to Rebecca, daughter of Major
.lohn-iton who at that time owned a
large tract of land south of McCon
nellsburg, including the furms now
owned by (i. Newton Hoke, und Iwdrs
of the lute .hired Pittmun. Among
the members of the family by this mar
riage were Robert George, the subject
of this notice, Johnston, who was mar
ried to a sister of G. N. Hoke of this
place, and .lane, wife of Mr. F. A.
Grcuthcud. Mrs. Greuthcnd died In
this place In 18!rj.
for the creditors of L
George Rexroth and John W.
Funk, of McConnellsburg; Johu
E. Speck and William McGowan,
of Burnt Cabins, and R. W. Bar
net of Fort Littleton are each
asking for liceuse to keep an Inn
or Tavern and to sell liquor at
their respective places.
William Miller of Dublin Mills
has been granted letters of ad
ministration on the estate of his
phia returned home Saturday.
Misses Ollie Hess and- Anna
Culler visited the family ofT. R.
Lee Barber of Saltillo is visit-
to Dick McLuiiuhun. Since that time
he hus devoted his entire time to look
ing ufter his property interests, buy
ing invested in u number of farms and
several tine pieces of business and
residence properties in and around our
city. He was u member of the Presby
i leriun church of this city, having unit
1 eil with the same ubout twenty-live
yours ugo, was also a member of the
; Masonic order, the Royul Arch and
! Knights Tcinplur of this city.
"While Mr. Work was not of late
i years in the best of health, he was
! nearly always able to lie out, und his
I was u familiar figure on our streets.
His wile had been dangerously sick
j for the past four weeks anil he was
jgreutly worried over her condition
I und only the duy before his death he
talked with her and other relatives of
the upprouching Christmas festivities
of the happiness that it would bring to
many, and he looked forward to the
fll'V with tin. U.M'iiiwt of will lafin'l mil.
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. , ure being prepared 1o pass over j )Ut tl.e death angel was then hovering
Isaiah Lehman, of Lashley. the roads in safely. near and the end cume quickly.
Ludwig Fisher, wife, and two Many of the young folks of this ' Work was of Tecumseh'H
daughters, Rachel and Jessie, i vicinity attended the Christmas I n",sl 1,,'",'vo1' "1 ""'"' 1,u hl""' wus uN
.., ., . .,i . . . . ,. , ,,. , I ways open to the wants of the poor,
spent Christmas with the family I entertainment on 1 ,mber Ridge j ,p JfnV(i ,mu.h t,mt wus ,v,,. knovvlli
of Daniel llebner. ! on Saturday night. Among the j nm lmmv f or poor will miss his
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rice, their ! rest was one young gentleman, i generous benefuction.i.in the future."
daughter Pearl, and Emma Rob- who recently purchased a new ! With the death of Mr. Work tho last
insou attended the birthday din-! driving horse which was not ! -r most prominent
... . ' . , . . . , ... ., , , .. : families in the historv of McConnells-
ner of Mrs. Mtuuie Miller, atPur-j (luainted with the road, and it ! , , ,
eel, Bedford county, last Wed- turned to the left instead of to
Mrs. Ella R. McKibbiu and until it was near Licking Creek
son George W. Miller, deceased, j iug the family of his aunt Mrs.
- - ! Sarah Everts.
We've now eutered a new year,
and have turned a new leaf which
we hope will be brighter and bet
ter than any of the past,
John Rhea, who has been at
tending school at Shippeusburg,
is home spending the Holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Lincoln Lehman. Esq., a
prominentattoruey of Fair mount,
W. Va., is spending some time
We art; having very cold weath
er here at present the mercury
dropping clear out at the bottom
of the tube (when broken).
Our village is becoming an ex
ceedingly business place. Times
are good, and everybody busy.
The noise and smoke of the"Funk
Mills" show to all passers by
that business is booming. Also,
tho cling of that hammer greets
the ear ou passing the "Ptillin
burger" row, tells us the horses
Freezing weather skating is
Miss Alcestu Sellers, of Fort
Loudon, was the guest of Miss
Frances E. Cromer last week.
Miss Sellers is one of Franklin
county's successful teachers.
Rush Hill, youngest son of Dr.
D. A. Hill, who had the misfor
tune to fall from D. K. Wilt's hay
mow, is improving.
Fraker Bros, have suspended
sawing in Plum Hollow for a few
days on account of a broken cable
D. K. Wilt is llllinghis ice-house
this week with niue and ten-inch
Hon. D. H. Patterson and P.
M. Taylor were surveying lands
in Plum Hollow a couple days last
H. W. Dubbs, who had been
spending his vacation at his home
in this place, returned on last
Saturday to resume his duties as
teacher in one of Westmoreland
county's schools, Derry Station,
A. D. Hohman and C. F. Scott,
a couple of . McConnellsburg
sports and their respective ladies,
passed through this place enrouto
to Meadow Gap one day last week.
Fresh Oysters at D. K, Bare &
Wm. J. Clino, Sr., has purchas
ed the Frances Woollet property
in this place. Consideration 3 15.
Mrs. Carrie McKibbiu spent
Tuesday with the family of Rob
Dauiel A. Mellott and wife wear
a smile it is a girl.
Joseph I., spade, of Roar iug
Springs, spent a few days in the
Valley last week.
Walter E. Stein spent Satur
day and Sunday with his mother
Miss Emma Fisher was the
guest of Miss Emma Robinson
J. C. Hixou shipped a nice lot
of jioultry to New York last week.
Mrs. Barbara Hammann is on
the sick list. Her son Lewis,
who has spent the last eight years
in Kansas on a farm, is home on
Benjamin F. Oakmau spent
lar t of last week in Licking Creek
George Carson spent Sunday
with George Mills and family.
S. E, McKee is filling his ice
house this week.
burg has passed uway
The father of the diriiiMiil. Andrew
' the right, and was uot discovered ; Work, was one of MeConnellsburg-s
earliest merchants, living und keeping
store In the building ou the corner of
Water and Second streets where the
Racket store now is. He owned near
ly all the outlying lots about McCon
nellsburg, and to give some idea of
the value attached he offered them to
any one who would puy out the quit
rents. A scrap of curly history may
be interesting at this point.
The land now occupied by the
borough of McConnellsburg belonged
primarily to tin; Indians and was from
them purchased along with the other
land in the Big Cove in 17"4, the treaty
not being ratified by all the tribes in
terested until 17")8, This accounts for
the Indian tnussaerc of the white set
tlers in the Big Cove in 17.V.
Four yeui's lifter the treaty had been
rutilled by the Indians ; lTii'Ji, Daniel
and William McCouuell, two brothers,
ol it (lined fivini the Penn heirs, u wur
rant for the land on which McConnells
burg nov stands. The western fever
striking William he sold oui to Daniel
und took the lamented Gn e'ev's ad
vice. (The west then meant out ubout
Pittsburg. ) Tne enterprising Daniel
believed that he had "acres of dia
monds" at 1 1 ' 1 1 ii-: und with vision of a
S. D. Stevens, manager for the
Singer company, at Chainbers
burg, accoinpauied by his wife
and little daughter, Grace, is vis
itiugMrs. Stevens's mother, Mrs.
Joseph Sipes has gone to Pet
ersburg, Pa., to visit his daugh
ter, Mrs. Rup. He will spend a
few days with friends in Altoona,
Mr. and Mrs. Cessna, of Yel
low Creek, spcut Christmas with
Mr. and Mrs. Johu Miuick.
Johu Met.ler, who had been
visiting his daughter, Mrs. Geo.
Beta of Chambersburg, returned
to his home at Harrisonville,
Miss Lottie Mellott is visiting
her sister, Mrs. George Kautt'man
of Pleasant Ridge.
L. I. Deshong has been ap
pointed jxist master at Harrison
ville, and tho postoftice has been
raised to the rank of a money -order
Keep thy steed well guided, Tom.
J. J. 'aimer, of Chicago, has
beeu visiting home folks for the
past two weeks.
Morgan Mann has been very
orly for the past three weeks.
A very interesting local insti
tute was held here ou last Friday
night. E. B. Morton was chosen
president of the meeting. His
countenance showed that some
thing had produced a very pleas
ing effect. The reason was all
made plain when some one said
his school had presented him
with a very valuable present.
The institute was very well at
tended. Among those present
were Misses Stella M. Bard and
Mattio C. Palmer, of Ayr; Mr.
Keefer, of Thompson; G. I. Co
valt, of Brush Creek. The last
named gentleman deems it more
imM)rtant to use the time ujmiu
other branches than spend fifteen
luiuuie m u-suuueui i euu.uy. . a ln,un(1 y ,,f, ()U m ,()tf.
Among those of Belfast were part of his furm and named the enter
Misses Minnie Funk, Laura Dosh- J prise MeConnell's town. it would
ong, Henry Bard, D. Deshong, Jr., j lh" "u r'"tlemun's eyes wuter
nnd F. R Morton Prof It N I" ll" ''mll(l ", l''"nitted to come buck
Mr. and Mrs. John Bard, of Belfast
township, were pleasant callers ut the
Nkws office last Friday.
N. 15. Hunks, Esq., of Brush Creek
Valley spent lust Friday and Satur
day ut McConnellsburg.
Herbert Morgret, one of Belfust's
best citizens whs in town on Friday.
'Prof. II. W. Dubbs, principal of
schools ut Derry Station, Pu., spent his
holiday vacation with friends ut Fort
John W. Creek, Buck Valley's pop
ular Justice, sjM'nt last Friday and
Saturday in town.
T. J. Thompson of this place is con
fined to bis home on account of un at
tack of csysipelus which, to soy the
least, is very unpleasant.
W. M. Harper of Nceleyton, Hunt
ingdon county, who wus visiting the
families of Henry Shetlleld und Sey
mour Polk near Fort Littleton, spent
last Saturday in McConnellsburg.
Isauc Lux ton, of near Needmore,
who bus been enguged in the undertak
ing business for several years, wus In
I). D. Deshong, Jr., Pleasant
Grove's efficient teacher spent last Sat
urday In McConnellsburg.
Our old teacher friend. Joseph Desh
ong, of Pleasant Ridge, stopped long
enough at the Nkws olllce lust Satur
day to exchange pleasant greetings.
C. .1. Wink und son Juddy spent
Sunday night with the family of Sam
uel Kelley of this place.
M. D. Muthius, of Hustontown,
brought his daughter Miss Millie to
town on Wednesduy to tuke instruc
tion in music from Prof. Miller.
Prof, und Mrs. B. I . Miller return
ed to this pluce Tuesduy uiur having
spent u very enjoyable ten-days'Sioli-day
vacation each visiting mother an.',
Dr. Swartzwelder favored us with u
slice of his time while in town Wednes
day. Like poor Doctor Cook, ho says
it is distressingly healthy down 'about
Mr. unci Mrs. Edgar Crlswell anil
Mrs. J. H. Johnston ull of Pittsburg,
reached Big Cove Tannery Wednes
duy evening to attend the funeral of
Palmer, of Saltillo, one of Ful
ton's' former teachers took an
active part in the discussious.
Wo are very sorry to lose the
Professor, as we know him to be
one of our very best teachers, and
we envy his services to the peo
ple of Saltillo, and hope he may
again return to our little county.
Marcus Mellott has recently
completed his new dwelling,
which iie was forced to do after
There will be an iustitute at
Winegardner's school house Jan
uary 11th if the weather is favor
able; if not, on the li'th.
J. S. Anderson has returned to
Pittsburg via Coaldale.
The meeting at Clear Ridge
closed Thursday night.
Mrs. D. P. Anderson who has
been ill is slowly recovering.
Harry Locke had a twenty
pound turkey Christmas'.
luid see the McConnellsburg of to-duy .
These lots he sold for - us much us
buyers were willing to give- he in every
cuse reserving un annual rental of ten
shillings (l..'U). This annual rental
Is culled quit-rents, und ou muny lots
in the town has been puid from that
duy to this. Several of the best build
ings in town stand on ground on which
the owner pays' annually this rental,
which amounts now to one dollar. If
the owner of the ground wants to lie
rid of the quit-rent und get a perfect
tilV, he buys it out for Kl.llli. There
iir ' ubout thirty lots in. (own yet on
v hich quit-rents ure paid.
Prior to 18iil most of these were
ouned by A. .1, Work's heirs, who
ut that date sold them to the lute Hon.
Daniel Logan. Most of tlietn ure now
lu the nunds of Hon. George A. Smith.
Andrew Work was married twice.
The name of his first wife we do not
have ut bund, but by this union two
children were born a son and a daugh
ter. The sou James grew up and be
en me a merchant building the brick
house now owned by Mrs. J. S, Pitt
man, about 18.14, and keeping store
there several years. The daughter be
came the wifo of Rev. Robert Mo
Nuughton grand-father of our towsn
man Flnley McNuughton Johnston,
Harvey O. Unger of this place was
j helping to get out ice at Pitt man's
pond lust Friday. My some means, a
j piece fell on his right foot, very se
j verely Injuring it. (Not tho ice.).
( fine consequence Is that Harvey will
be off work for a few daps.
j Andrew Fruker of Taylor township,
this county, has u fine, lnrgo milch cow
that bus had four calves within thir
Johu K. Locke, formerly of Dublin
Mills hus changed his residence from
Piteiiirn to Turt le ( 'reek, Pa.
The man who blames his wife for
! keeping his dinner waiting by stop-
plug to look in shop windows is the
I very fellow who couldn't puss a dog
; tight in the street if his life depended
1 on it.
' The first new subscriber to the Nkws
I in 1000 was Mrs. B. M. Duwney of
( liieugo. iter dollar reached us ou
New Year's day.
The first subscriber to pay us money
in 1000 was our friend Jacob RoU of
Tml township, who came in curly New
Year's morning und bunded us a do,
In the census district of which this
county is a part there will 1k 18 enu
merulors. The law provides one enu
merator for every .'HKHI Inhabitants.
There ure about ,Y!,000 inhabitants in
the district. The uppoliilmcut will not
be made until spring ullhough there is
already u scrumblo for the desired po
sitions. Congressman Million says no
appointments have yet liceii made.
The Circuit Court for Frederick
county, Md., with Chief Judge Mc
Sherry und Associate Judges Hender
son und M otter on the bench hus ren
dered an important decision, refusing
the right to turnpike companies to
collect toll for vehicles In attendance
County Commissioners Stuuk
ard, Plessiuger, and Cunningham
completed their term of oftice on
Monday noon; and the new offi
cers, H. K. Malot, A. V. Kelly'
and John Fisher were sworn in.
S. W. Kirk was re-elected clerk,
and John P. SqMjs, counsel.