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JULY 4th, 1881.
The citizens of Maitiand extend to you,
and all your family relations, a cordial in
vitation to join with them in celebrating for
their fist time the 1 0 5 tli anniversary of our
We, as a People,
in order to make your entertainment both
profitable and entertaining, have spared
neither time, pains or expense. If this is
doubted, we ask you to read our
Marshal of the Day, J. L. Grigsbj .
Address of Welcome,
Oregon Cornet Band
Whig Valley lec Club.
Hon. I. White, of Marj villc,
Prof. 0. C. Hill, of Oregon.
Declaration , of Independence,
Win. A. Gardner.
President of the Day, J. HI. Wiusch.
Tho procession will form at tho Clinstlim church at 10:30 a. m., Honitod
by tho Cornet band, an, will consist of Military Companies, (Jleo Clubs, Qfll
cers of tho Day, Cltlzons, Fantnstios, uto., etc., etc. Tho procession will march
through tho principal streets of tho city and tlicnco to Swopo's Grove, 1- Jth
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wiiu auuiu ui eiiv, wuuiu mu uruiui uiuei ui UAuieisca wm uu num. in ii'fl ni
tornoon, a grand parndo by tho J
The Saxton Rifle;
rtl THJRISE AND
GRAND DISPLAY OF
FIRE 0 'WORKS
Grand Shooting Tournamont, Running, and Jumping Matches, Sack and
Wteelbarrow Races, etc, etc
Comb, and bring your well-filled baskots. Everything will bo done to
Hiidcoyour visit a pleasant one.
Hon. II. 0. Cowan.
PROGRESS OF !
OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY,
Don't tail to attend tho concert to
Will, Mouck is repairing tho Culp
'I ho Gorman Methodists aro mak
ing arraugincnts for building a neat
church at Nickell's Grovo.
-A bunch of keys on key ring aro
needing nn owner. Can bo scon nt
Ilershberger & Anderson's.
Hcujnmln Allen has resigned his
position as jailor and Cyrus 1'hllbrlek
has been appointed to fill tho vacancy
A. M. Jacobs has moved Ills furni-
l u ro store into tho Shade property, first
door east of King & Promt's drug stoic,
north side of public squsuc.
Tom Hindo's residence Is receiving
a new coat of paint, and it will stand
second to nouo In Oregon for beauty
and general appearance when finished.
At Angel, the man that was shot by
Rliinchclnicr, in Atililson county, is re
covering, and will soon bo able to at
tend to Ids duties on his farm near Hock
Harvest hands aro unusually scarce
and our farmers havo much difficulty in
securing help. Many able-bodied men,
it scums, will not work for either lovo or
At a meeting of our school board
on Monday last, Mr. Samuel Rulcy was
selected to teach tho 4th department in
our public school and Mrs. Fry the col
It takes a young man about thren
hours thoo evenings to explain to his
girl tho wondois of tliu now comet, and
it is hard to tell whose talc is the long
est his or tho comet's.
There will bo a basket meeting at
the SehloUhnuor Grovo on' Sunday,
July 10th. Tho public aro cordially in
vited. Klders Mnupln, Williamson and
others will bo present.
A Nodaway county farmer has the
following posted up in his field: "If
any man or woman's cows or oxen gets
in these hero oats, ids or her tall may
bo cut oil' ns tho case may bo."
Tho now comet will afford abund
ant excuse for lovers to sit up these ovo
uings and expatiate upon the wonders
of tho new phenomenon. Hut wo know
a young man that couldn't como-t over
his girl on tho strength ot this terrestri
Our opinion has boon asked as to
which wo preferred, tho old or the new
revised edition of tho Hiblo. Wo unhes
itatingly givo in our adhesion to tho old
edition. For tho benefit of oui delin
quent subsuiibcrs wo want tho edition
witli hell In it and plenty of it.
It is a noted fact that tho families
who nro lucky enough to havo a good
looking hired girl, aro suro to get I ho
largest piece of ice, and a half pint
moro milk to tho quart. It pays to keep
a good looking hired girl, even it it does
cause the female head ot tho houso some
A fond and oxtravagant St. Louis
parent offers $10 reward for tho return
of his lost daughter, aged 9 years. Just
think of it at this rato of proportion
nn 18-yenr-old daughtor would bo quo
ted at $20. Right in tho same column
another man offors $25 reward for a
spockled pointer pup.
That as typo sotting costs monoy,
and as space in newspapers is worth
from 75 cents to $1,60 per Inch por in
sertion, it would bo a good plan for the
friend who lias a good item which lie
wants inserted, mid which is only a sly
advertisement, to como down with a few
ulcklcs in ndvanco just for tho sako of
decency. Tho storcotypod romark,
"You want something to fill up with
any way," is a glgantlo Ho, except as it
applies to tho editor's stomach.
Of all professions in tho world thoro
aro none in which tho mistakes mado
are brought so prominently beforo tho
mnbllo as that of journalism, A mor-
Ichunt makes mistakes in his figures, in
iflils prices or weights or measures, but
it does not appoar wlioro ovory person
in tho city and vicinity can seo it. It Is
not proclaimed to thousands of oyes,
nor published wlioro all men can know
It. If a doctor gives a wrong proscrip
tion it isn't known by ovorybody. Hut
in journalism every such blunder is seen
and noted by thousands, A word mis
spelled, a letterout of placo, an ungrani
mat'cal sentenco or a misstatement of
facts, over-looked in tho hnrry and bus
tle of rapid work, is pouncod on by
critics, and tho Journalist Is informed
that such mistauos aro inexcusable,
(lodlllcSS tllC lVl'1 t
They Ml our lives
Willi llttlo Ore nml honey,
Tliey rate HfVs shocks,
Tlicy mend our socks,
Hut tlon't tliey spend Hie monty.
Maryvlllo wants a dentist to locate
To-morrow, Saturday, is "hog elec
Kvcry buggy, carriage and hack
has been engaged for tho Fourth of
"Musio hath charms to soothe the
savngo breast." Go and hear Miss
Arnold tho celebrated soprano, to-night.
Remember wo havo old papers for
salo at this office at CO cunts por hun
dred, convenient for .wrapping purpo
ses. Tliey ara talking of getting up a
revised edition of tho inulo and servo
the festive animal In the same manner
they did tho Now Testament.
Chicken thievos abound. Load up
your shotguns and turn them loose It
was never lutei ded that a ehlckcn pur-
loluer should hvo to a ripe old ago.
An exchange In discussing tho
sweetness of a kiss says tho sweetest
kind of a kiss is a baby's kks. Wo say
so too, especially if the baby is about
sixteen years old. Come, baby.
The study of Ilturatnro uourMios
youth, entertains old age, adorns pros
perity, solaces adversity, is delightful
at home, unobtrusive abioad, deceits us
not by day nor by night, in journeying
nor in refinement, subscribe lor Tin:
Prof. Ticc, tho weather prognostic
cator, says that the storm .season for this
year is over. Unity, we will soo how
inueli Tieo knows about it. lie should
have spoken sooner and John Pliilbiiek
would hare been saved tho expcn.se ot
making that eavo.
A delegation consisting of Judge
Griibbot St. Joseph.. fl.Rrovvn and
H. F. Fleming of Higolow, Jno. F.
Davis, G. M. Dodge and Kd. Glllls of
Mound City nro in altunilanco at our
county court, doing all in their power
to secure the "Davis Ditch."
Please stop it. Wo notice that sumo
persons who attend church chow tobac
co during services. A very bad habit,
and ono that needs only to bespoken
of to bo avoided in tho future, as wo aro
confident that the parties who act thus
do so through thoughtlessness.
The soductivo cloth peddlur is
nbroad in the land, and if ho fells to
you, you can bet you nro swindled. It
is hardly worth wlulo to mention tho
fact, for should ho call on you, In ten
minutes you would not take him for tho
man wo aro writing about. If ho should
call, don't fail to purchase and give your
note for $150.
It is with regret wo aro called upon
to chronicle tho death of Miss Klla Polk,
who passed from this earth to heaven
on last Monday. She was a devout chris
tian and leaves many friendu to mourn
lior death just in tho bloom of life. The
funeral took place on Wednesday morn
ing and a largo concourse of friends fol
lowed tho remains to its hut resting
Ono of tho most remarkable cases
on record Is just now attracting the at
tention of tho local medical fraternity In
St. Josonh. A tramp named Henry
Kemp was crushed beneath n St. Joseph
& Western passenger coach last Mon
day week, and his lcinalns wero carried
on a stretcher to tho Medical College
Hospital. Ono leg was amputated at
tho thigh and tho other just below thu
knee; there were three holes in Ids scalp
where a silver dollar could bo shoved
out of sight, ono ear was torn from thu
head, his uo.so was knocked oil, tind on
his body wero thirty miscellaneous
brulsos. Xow ho is getting along splen
didly and all the physicians bollovo ho
will get well.
Last Sunday ovoiilng was a delight
ful evening In Mound City, especially
did one young couple enjoy it. They
had just returned from church, and ns
usual, thoy repaired round to tho back
steps where they wouldn't disturb the
slumbors of tho old folks to discuss the
tho merits of the boauuful serntou they
had just heard. Presently things grow
a llttlo monotonous and to change tho
program ho proposed a kiss for ovcry
shooting star. Shu at first demurred,
ns became a modest maulun, but finally
yloldod. Sho was oven so accommodat
ing as to call his attention to flying
meteors that wero about to oscapo his
observation, nnd thon got to "calling"
him on lightning bugs, and nt last 'got
him down to steady work on llie light of
u lantern that a man was swinging
about tho depot m tho distance where
trains woro switching.
JULY 1, 1881.
Give us a circus; or glvo us death,
is the language of thu small boy.
Who has harvest apples for salo?
Call at this olllco and Id us know.
Tho foolish boy saveth his nickels
for the circus: tho wise boy honrdctli
his for the Fourth.
Rev. Mr. Miller will preach In Or
egon on next Sabbath morning, and at
New Point In thu u veiling.
Tho world didn't come to nn end
Wednesday last as predicted, and wu
nil move along just ns usual.
-If wo can havo good weather to savo
It, tho hay crop of tnls county will be
larger than It has been for years.
Rev. S. Carothers will preach at tho
Triumph School Houso next Sunday at
eleven o'clock, and at Oregon at night
Tho question now arl-cs which
draws the largest crowd, a circus, a
Fouith of July celebration, or a hang
ing. Where is our New Point corres
pondent? Wu will bo compelled to
'point a new one if you don't come to
The concert will be a raro treat to
our citizens this evening. Let us nil
turn our and givo Miss Arnold a rousing
Mr. C. C. Aiken a prominent at
torney of Mound City and Miss Mary
Salleu of St. Joseph were married in
that city last Thursday. May they "live
long and prosper" is the wish of Tun
Mocs llennett finished burning his
kiln of brick for tho court house this
week, and they aro now ready for use.
Tho foundation for tho west wing is
about completed, and the brick masons
will piobably be at work next week.
Tho Talbott boys aro now in the
Huchiiuati county jail for sale keeping.
There was soinu strong talk of
lynching the boys in Nodaway county
alter tho Clovernor had grunted a ro-
spltu until July -'2d, and it was thought
best to remove them to St. Joseph.
About a dozen families of Immi
grant!", diiect from Germany, arrived
In town tills week. They aro looking
up locations to .settle They expressed
theiiKolvcs well pleased with Holt
county and her many thrifty German
farmers, and they no doubt will locate
A budding young man lias written
a piece of homo spun poetry, entitled
" How I was raised," anil sent it to thi"
olllco for publication. Wo didn't read
beforo putting it in tho basket, but think
we know just how it was. It mii-t havo
been on timidity night and the No. 8,
brogans of his best girl's pa aro what
" raised him."
Thoy wero returning from tho
moonlight festival tho other evening.
She hung upon his arm so lovingly and
beamed up in his face with all the radi
aneo of thoso pale, bluo oyes. Her
heart would speak, and yet the tonguo
refused Us utterance. Hut love and ad
miration broko tho spell, and from the
rapture of her soul sho breathed forth,
"Your mouslacho is beginning to grow,
-.-Lovers of mnsio should not fail to
attend tho concert by Miss Lon Arnold
and her class, whloh occurs this (Fri
da)) ovonlngat the M. 13. church. The
program was published in our last
weeks' issue The entertainment prom
Ises to Uo one of tho host over given In
this city, and judging from Miss Ar
nold's oxcelloneo as a teaclicr, wo do
not see why it should not bo a success.
Tho admission Is placed at twenty-five
And Mill they como. Another cel
ebration will bo held at Manitoba Lake
Park, near Corning, under tho auspices
of tho Corning HrassHnnd. G. Walter
Smith, of lllgelow will bo the orator,
and J. R. Dodds, of Corning, will read
the declaration of Independence The
people of Corning havo spared no pains
and expense to make this colohralinu a
success. A cordial Invitation is oxicmd
ed to all to como and participate lu
A young couplo eamo up from tho
bottom hut Monday for tho purpose of
leaping from slnglo wretchedness to
tho land of "yum yum," or in other
words, to gut married. Thoy evidently
did not road Tin: Countv Pait.ii or
thoy would not havo been Ignorant of
tho new marriage licoiiso law which
wont Into offect last Sunday. The Re
eorder refused tho young man a lluonso
on the grounds that ho could not prove
that ho was of ago, Tho voting couple
were deeply ohagilnod ovor their dlsap
polntmeiit nnd took their departure for
homo, denouncing the new lay n tin
Tiiu old nnrrio.v.
It ts only n plain old IIIMc,
Hut lny It away with care,
l-'ormy mother used In rc.nl It,
Kach verso soxwvet with a prayer,
Vmir new uiip may l- more perfect,
Itcvlsoil liy learneil of the. ntio,
UutKhe mc my hallowed treasure,
lth the self same words on each pae,
That hi childhood' hours tell sweetly
Of Ooilntiil Ills wondrous mercy
Through many n weary year
It hantiMul the. test of the fcollcr,
Anil where Is the heart to-ilay
That will turn to the new edition
Ami haiiNh Iheolil unay.
Why, the prayer that my mother tauj-ht me,
If a eluniKo lu the words were made,
"rwould Jar on the rythm of memory,
And llsmlithty power would fade.
You may la it lu your search for knonleilirf
And xay that the new Is best -for
me, I can only wouder
That man should liau made Ihli test.
SokIvcimo my plain old Wide,
That I reail when I was a child,
'Tls the oue my mother treasured,
And never wits saint mie mild,
t cannot turn Irmults terse.
To words that aru cold, estranged j
Nn, Rive mo my praiid old Wide,
With never a Idler uluinucd,
Two stor thermometers are in de
mand. Don't get hot about a llttlo thing
Fans thai run by electricity would
sell in this community.
"Hotter than the hinges of Haydcs"
is the latest way to express It.
We have only heard of one case of
sun stroke so far lu this vicinity.
This weather mils the tramp lir.st
rato. Fruit Is ripo nnd fence corners
aro in full bloom.
Tho winter was bvd enough, the
spring worsu, nnd thu summer well
since tho revised edition words fail us.
An interesting communication
from Brother Miller is unavoidably
crowded out this week. It will appear
in our next isue
Tho comet Is a new racket.- Gen
tlciueii with families can see it so inueli
plainer down in town about 11 o'clock,
than thoy can at homo with their wives
Tho now gambling law went into
effect last Saturday night at 12 o'clock.
Reports from nearly all over tho state
say the gambling houses wero all
Read the advertisement for sealed
proposals for a new school building in
another column. Craig needs a new
school building and wo nro glad to see
them getting it.
Reader, if you owe for 'I'm: County
Pait.ii, pleaso be to kind nnd come
fmvnrd. Wo havo bilis coming duo
every week, and it takes money to
givo you a good nuwspnpcr.
Tho comet, thu olreiuely hot
weather of the past few days, and the
new marriage law, put a sort of a
damper on our "wedlng in high life,"
that was to havo come off this week.
J. M. Ford is now booked for St.
Joseph as a member of tho wholesale
dry goods houso of John S. llritlaln &
Co. Ono by ono they go.
Orvillo Graves went to Maryville
on business last Friday; of enur.o he
took In the hanging whilo there was
around to witness tho disappointment
of others. Ho has answered forty
thousand questions about tho Talbott
boys since ho came home.
Wheat Is now going at 8,jo for the
best; corn 25o. Hogs and cattle luivu
been selling for soiuo time nine. This
is romnrkuhlo, as .vhllu one Is up the
othur is down.
Nothing in thu innlrimonlal line
now. The young men and women have
been wilted by tho hot weather.
Somebody has commenced woik on
the Tiuklo bridge at hist.
Tho river is rising again. This Is
tho thud time for Juno. Twice it has
been out lu the lower bottom and sent
sumo of tho people to tho hill country.
A little higher nnd it will be out again.
Verily tho Inhabitants of tho lower bot
tom havo had their till of wator this
Dr. J. S, Currier who has been
here forsovoral wooks looking for a lo
cation, has gono to Corning whoro he
he has determined to locate, He Is of
tho Hotaulo school, He was accom
panied by his Wlfo.
R. P, Zook is shipping brick to
Mound City. Ho has sent two car
loads. TltlMMKO IlATslnle.st styles, lowest prices at
Sirs. 0. 11. & Alllo Cliadulek'a, I'orest City.
I'ancv (5ods of till kinds, latest novcllts, nt
Mrs. 0. I), & Alllo C'hadwlck's, forest City,
Diikns-Makiko ii specialty liy Mrs. 0, I). &
Alllu ChadwIcH's J-'PWt City. Mo.
Mrs. Hradford still lives, and U
thought to bo Improving.
Judge Grubb is with us again. Wo
observe him frequently on our streets
George Trook N laying the founda
tion unit building the walls of tho cellar
under the Greswcll & Gordon grocery
Thu bricks for tho Cor?aut & Meyer
store building ore arriving, and tho
work will be pushed to completion
within tho next few weeks.
P. P. Welly lost his infant child Fri
day morning" after an illness of only a
lew hours. The bereaved parents have
the sympathy of all their friends and
The loot bridge aers Davis Creek at
the foot of State street Is about comple
ted, and in a few days wu will havo a
dry walk from town to the south side uf
C. C. Alkln packed his trunk and in
company with his father, left us Fiidny
MKunliiir. Where ho was iroinjr, how
long ho would bo gone, what tho object
of his going nro to us unknown.
Quito a llttlo excitement was cause. I
on our streets Saturday evening by tho
running away of a team with a buggy.
There were "two young ladies in ft,
John Caueher being driver. Hud John
not possessed considerable presence of
mind ami understood the management
of a team some one would certainly
have been hurl. As It was, all escaped
Great preparations aro being made
for tho appropriate of lebralion of Inde
pendence Day, anil invitations aro ex
tended to all "the county to be present,
and enjoy witli us tho occasion. If any
are prejudiced against tho town, they
aro especially requested to bo present,
to .sink thelr'prejudice in thutr patriot
ism, and for at least ono day of the year
to becomu In fact, as well as in name;
A large meeting of thv temperance
people was held at tho Christian church
-Sunday night. Rev. Van Gundy ad
dressed tho meeting. Ollleers were
elio-cii for thu next thrco mouths, and
a committee was appointed to proem o
a list of tho names of all the tax-paing
citizens of the town by the lth of July.
A resolution was also adopted, nnd a
committee of three appointed and in
structed to procure and havo published
any petition for a dram-shop license in
Mound City that may bo filed on or af
ter the lth day of July next.
River ro-o two feet last twenty-four
Kyonbody up this way proposes to
vote for tho hog law.
Judge 13arl is making extensive
Improvements at his palatial residence.
Our people have built more side
walks this spriHg than fur two years
Tho toy candy man was in town
this week showing our dealers his stock
of "sooner dogs."
Our farmers aro hai vesting their
winter wheat. It is a fair crop and will
average 25 bushels to tho aero.
AMronomieal students now swine
on our gates mid view tho sidernl heav
ens lu vain efforts to measure tho tall of
Levi Zook of Oregon was in town
ono day last week. Ho had been out
to Faiifax whoro his sou and S. P. Jew
ell ill engage in merchandising.
"The Little Dutch Hand," as your
former correspondent eliaraeteri.e'd it,
aro coining to the fore as ono of tho
leading bands of Noilliwest Missouri.
l'.xlonslvo preparations aro going
on for a grand celebration at Manitoba
Lake Par I;, adjacent to town, July ttli,
for the benefit of tho Corning 'Urass
In tho groat field dial of reapers,
Seihviek Waller it Co. won with a 1).
M. Oshorno & C'o's new self hinder.
They aro selling a largo number of
Tho "Picsldont" and "Vice Prosi
dent," boats belonging to tho H. & M.
railroad in Nebraska havo beon ordered
here on tho completion of tho Tarklo
Valley road and the Nebraska lines to
All traces of tho great flood aro
gono and now it Is proposed to add
280 acres of an addition to our town
I his fall, to accommodate thu now linos
of railroads wo expuvt to hare com
pleted soon. Among the list now booked
for at this point is t tin Republican Val
ley, tho Nebraska Railway and tho To
eomscli branch of the IS. & M,
A former school tcaohor who onco
icslded hero has scut the band n "liber
al proposition, offering them 81 0 and
they to pay their own expenses to go
200 miles ami play for his majesty, but
in view of the fact that thoy nlremlyhad
an offer of ono hundred dollars, and all
exponses paid, they doellnod all Invita
tions and will play at home.
Who Is ho who loves not home, A benullfiu;
lioineot II acres, neat 4-room house, good wa
ter, plenty of frult.Jalns I'orest City on pio Kast.
Several acrei In cultivation. Terms easy, Will
he sold low down. Apply t'l b, M. Ifall, fojMt
City, or at this oHce. "
Hiivn ynn found a unld rlnn with hair set
neated in ghiHs, 3 links on earli side ot set
"il, J" cut Inside, If you havo , Icnve nt till
oftVo and ymi will he liberally re wdc4.
CoiiHKTS only Fifty Cent
Alllo Chndwlck's, l'orc:t City
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