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The King of the Day.
One of tlin most pathetic Christmas
ptorles llintwo know cornea down tp us
from thoc chilly early days In which,
during the stem shadows of the l'urltun
faith, Christum fires burned but feebly,
(t l.t written too, by a giini old Quaker
' to whom Christmas wits n Pagan admo
nition, who, with his wife, child, Muvc.i
Htid much property, set sail from Ja
moon nbmit two hundred years ugo to
go to thu 'savage wllderne.fl of Pennsyl
vania." Thu barkcntlno Ucforinatlon,
tu which they willed, In trying to avoid
tho pirates was wreeked on the Florida
toast, and fur live tnnnthi they wander
ed through the trackless wilderness, In
tho li.clcmaney of a terrible Winter,
trying to make their way northward.
They were without, money, clothe? or
food. The Indian tribes which they en
countered were the fiercest on tho con
tinent; no white man had ever passed
through them alonn. Yet till band of
starving, half-nuked wretches were
liolpi'it;on their way for the sale of the
child that they carried. It Is Incredible
as a Intrj talc, this story of the brutal
ized savages crowding about thu I aiu,
whom his father describes as "fair mid
comely to look upon." The expecta
Hon oi us oming went from tribe to
tribe. Thwnurh tho whole Whiter, ns
tney journeyed, tlio Indian women put
their own children from their breasts to
suckle It, and save It part of their own
scanty covering. The men of tho ship
wrecked party, hardy sailors and no
groes, fainted by the way. Several
died, unable to bear the terrible expos
uro and hunger. Hut the baby, which
had been but u puny thing In Its luxuri
ous home, )rew strong and rosy in the
arms of lUt savage, tender foster-moth
urn; it was never nllowcd to feel cob
or hunger; oven the men, who stag
gered along over tho frozen morales
to their death, helped to comfort this
one boloved tiling which reminde
them of their own homci and tho child
ren they should novorseo again.
Tho stoiy which was a fact then, Is
true of every ago and country. It is the
child that is tho king who never dies. It
was this innocent, foolish, inconsequent
creature for whom the greatest of mon
nrchs, beloved of God, centuries ngo,
lay fasting in agony for many days, be-
HOLT COUNTY'S PRIDE.
Completion of tho New Court IIoue-Dcscrlp-tlon
of tho building, ote .
Early in the summer of 1881, it was
determined bvtha County Court, In obe-
lleneo to lliu Winn oi it large major
ity of the taxpayers, to erect a new
Uourt House, or miner to remouci aim
reuonstrnct the old bulldlnsr which had
stood lor" thirty years, no discreditable
monument of tlio enterprise and tro
uressuvu snlritot the day and uciicration
ii which it was mint. Accordingly tue
mitrni't was let to Moses Dennett, of
this city for thu Mini of Eight thousand,
live hundred dollars: Miliscuucntly a fur
tlicr sum of elercu liundrcu dollars was
aimroniatcd to iironcrlv comnletu the
structure the work of taking- down the
old buHdlm: was commenced early in
June, and the business of reconstruct'
ine Immediately followed under the di
rcctlon of Lovl Kook ftimorintendnnt.
11 v the 13th of December, thu cdilleo
was completed, received by thu Court
and occupied. With thu exception of
the foundation mid a portion of thu
brick wall of tlio first story the building
isr.ntiiuly new, nnd no vestige ot thu
original house ii recognizable in the
elegant structure, whose faultless pro-
nort ous uracu thu s to of the comnari-
tivelv homely bulldlnsr which, Hill re
cently stood on its foundations. At first
glance, the new Court Hoil-o suggests
thcldt'A of a Greek cross, so nenriy
euuibrachlal in its cround p. an. Care
ful observation, however, reveals tho fact
that such is nut lh case. Tho main
building is Vxtt feet: in the center of
tho not tli front, the area of the basu
of the tower which I ises to an aliltudo
of about seventy live, feet to thu head of
thu eairle, which crowns Its Mimmlt, I
fifteen feet square. Near tho middle of
the east and also oi tuu went sidu ot tli
building is a projection lbx?2, extend'
iuir to and takinir in the second nnd mnn
sard stories. In thu center of the south
Bide, which is thu rear of building is an
oilier extension, 16 feet feet in lengtl:
and ptoicetins V feet.
Approaching the building by the
front or north entrance, the lfixl4 ves
tibuiu A'lileh constitutes the cround floor
ot the tower and In paved with stone
f-lubs, reveals the presenco of a mass
ive and eleirant double-stair case lead
Injr, on cither hand, to thu upper stO'
rles. The banisters and nownlsof this
atair-case are of black walnut, elegant
in design and massive in construction
A hall ten feet wido runs from the
north to tho soutli vestibule; on thu
west siuo of this nail, with winnow
looking north nnd west, Is tho Circuit
Clerk und Recorder's olllce, a room
KGxlG feet; couth of this, on the same
side of thu hall, is the I'robato Court
room, 10x10 feet, with a window look
ALL QVER THE COUNTY.
Mr. nnd Mrs. West are both sick.
James Smnlley was doliirhted one
morning Inst week to find a ten pound
girl nt his house.
Our Town Hoard has met at last.
nnd our sidewalks are- rceeivine tho
long needed repairs.
Tho debato last week ntthe Minton
school house quostlon, "Resolved that
money iniiuciiccs man more thnn
women" was vory decidedly won In
behalf of the women.
A four-year old son of Mr. .fames
Hopper hnd his rlclit femur fractured
and knee badly bruised by riding n
norso into tno Rtnuie, uemg jammed
gainst the door and dragged off.
Judge- Simpson is on the sick list.
Tho new school houso Is ncarlnir
Tho bad roads have nut n tenipor
ary quietus on our grain trade.
Mrs. Kcziah Garret dted nt the
homo of her father, William Lawrence,
on Saturday, December Dili.
W. M. Hoyor nnd his accomplished
hie: southward und anotiier westward
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K.cgn.g neaven 10 spare it to mm a little 8.0U ubovts described. 16x20 feet : which
longer, it Is this Hnby that causes the Is a tiro proof room, designed for tho
whole world on Christmas rnornlng to accommodation of tho records nnd piv
n delightful madness. Think of tho 1,C.V?. "cionging 10 ineso omees
myriad of liomes. from the palace In
.Luropcor the hut on tho Western piai
rle, Italian villa, Australian ranch.roso
xccnted cottage In tho Soutli or lonely
)y Greoland mission plnntcd on eternal
Arctic snows, to our own limy firesides
In flolt. in which all other thoughts and
work nro thrust aside that day to in-
dulgo the whims of (his most un
reasonable, dearest of tyrant. Thcro
are few cellars or garrets In Holt county
so wretched that there will bo no ef'
fort to keep the day, to deludo thu mis
'.crablo little paujlors In them by sumo
'scrap or rug of gaycty that thoy too
have their share in the universal re
For tho day wo keep Is tho apotheosis
rf Childhood. Thero was n profound
meaning in tho fact that God sent His
toon to tno neip oi the guilty, weary,
nopoiess worm, neither as king, nor
magician, nor philosopher; but as a
Child. Wo go tho words which ho
spoke in his mnnliood, from all phllono
phics and theories, to find the basis of
truths when tho pain nnd loss of llfo.or
our own sin nnd meanness grow intol
erable, it Is to tho figure upon tho Cross
that wo turn. Hut tho IJnbu in tho
manger has another and widor mean
ing. It signifies all that Is Innocent In
these human lives which each of us
must lead ; all that is tender and pnro
nnd dear the mother's lovo, which tho
most vicious man romonibors, tho In
Btinct of protection for tho weak and
helpless, which he has Jung go for
'Ihatdlvlno flguro of tho Infant Je-
Happy Mew Year.
Tho rooms on tho east, or onnoslto
sldu of the hall, are of corresponding
size mid similar proportions and au
pointmcnts, and necommoduiu rcspo
tivcly, the larger, the County Clerk
uiuce, nnd the smaller, tno county Uol
lector b olllce. J. Ike their neighbors
on the opposilo sidu of tho hall, both
these rooms open into a ilro proof vault
ioxzj iret in dimensions, located in tlio
The ceiling of the ground floor Is ten
feet in thu clear. Ascending to tho
second lloor, u double swinging lolding
door of handsome design' opens from
thosttdr landing into the Circuit Court
room, ii spacious apartment 15x15 feet,
with a fourteen nnd-a-half-foot celling;
in the center ot the rear or south end of
thu room, Is an alcove nine feet deep,
and ti!teen long, directly over the rear
vestibule, of corresponding slzo. Two
lateral apartments, one on tho
cast and another on tho west side of tho
room, accommodate themselves to tho
proportions of tho vault or enfe rooms
below. Tho east room to bo used by
thu petit jury and tho west by the grand
jury; the hitter room will also be used
by the bhcrlff and County Attorney.
Tho building throughout inside, is
grained to white oak, and wainscoted.
ino imru, or mansard storey, from
the naturo of its design, is somewhat
smniior man the area of tlio lower lloor:
its dlmentions are il'JxiJ'J feet, and the
lateral rooms nro tho recesses of tho
same, nnd of correspondingly reduced
l no external appearance of tho build
ing is not less attractive in the harmony
of its proportions, than nro tho Internal
ponstruction ana appointments of too
same, while the faultless taste displayed
In the light and relieved by tho dark
drab coloring with which tho walls aro
painted, and fanciful coloring of tho
mansird roof, render, the building nut
only striking in appearance, but suffi
ciently up to tno standard of correct
wile will loavo us shortly for n pro true
ted visit to relatives and mends In Illl
Eldor Ilutts. of Craig, Is encaged
in an interesting revival of religion nt
tno uomi school house, live miles norm
Ksn. C. A. Doughtv, has resigned
his ofllco ot Justice of tho Pcnco, and
has accepted h position with Hobllt.cll
Uro's in their lumber yard.
William Combs, .for many years in
tho employ ot lloblllzell Bio's, at
Craig, has removed to Fairfax to tnke
chaigo of tho lumber yards at that
Petitions wero proecntcd to tho
County Court on Monday last, asking
tlio appointment respectively of Alfred
Garrett nnd Henry Denier to tho ofllco
of Constablo of Union township, vico
uan vt interns, resigned.
illUTIIFUI, J AMRS.
Corn gathering about all done
Parties on evory sido Inst wook.
Mrs. W. It. Hopper is lust recover
Farmers say corn is not as good ns
Julia has returned from Nebraska
sho has been visiting thero
J. C. nnd W It. Hipper wero in
urcgon ono any last week.
The ball nt James Harris's last
week was highly appreciated by all.
A. W. VnnCninp leaves next week
lor l'ennsyivanta to visit his parents.
Mr. Lunsford Is about to ruako n
finish of tho young cottonwood saplings
near "iiurr uak."
Hall at Brandon Butrlck's Inst
week, whero the young folks enjoyed
Sinking bchool Is held every Tues
day night at Idle Wllda, nnd debate
every Thursday night'
The Idlo Wllda school, conducted
by ltov. Williamson, Intends to visit
Walnut Grove sobool, conducted by D.
S. Alklro, next Friday. A good tlmo 1
Tho debato hold at Idle Wllda will
bo known us tho K.xceUior Society, and
we hope It will bo a grand success. Wt
can say that the last meeting was, nnd
hopo that all tho young foUs will take
MOUND CITY'S PRIDE.
Completion of Con ant k Xojrer'i Efnt Op
-That is Whnt-
Wlshei nil of his old customers, mid ho awaits you nnd ovorybody elso to
mnko your wives, sweethearts, children, cousins nnd mints, merry and
happy, by purchasing your holiday prosonts of him. It is no uso to say
Fnrnghcr keeps the finest stock of
JeweLw, WjifoifES, Clocks,
Silver and Plated Ware, Etc.
wnll known that all of his roods nro lust as represented.
yonrls unusually largo andbemitiful. Ho keeps the latest
NOVELTIES IN JEWELRY!
Of all kinds, nnd It will pay you to oxammo hli stock.
Don't Fail to see Faragher,
Moreover It la
His stock this
sus shining down through ages of ignor- ta,tJ t0 meut tuo niF0Vtl' of tho fastld
nnco nnd vico has Its significance clear
today us on the hills around Bethlehem.
It was oniy a buby. Tho child ff a
pauper In u mnngor. Yet the beasts
knelt Ip It, und kings and shepherds
paid it honuigo together, and tho angels
rojojeed whew It was born, Npwf.days
wo strugglo after monoy, and rovorenee
placo and power, And In our heart of
hearts, bo we king, shepherd, or brut
isli man, it Is ipnoconco nnd purity to
which wo pay homage. Now, too, on
lhlsrciiristm.18 Day, as once on tho
streets of Jerusalem, when pur Master
wouia snow us what shall bo tic high
est m mo real uiu ueyond tho ginve,
llo takes a child and sets hfm ip thp
miusi ox us.
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iiiBoi, dosejin Jieraia nints that in
two years from now Hon. Nicholas
Ford will bo tho successful candldato
for Governor of Missouri. Stranger
tfjingstlpin that have happened, and
It is now said tliat tlio lady of tho
"Whlto Houso Yf)) bo Mrs, John Davis, a
daughter ot ox-Senator and futuro So
cretaryqf Slato Frelinghuyson, nnd
tho wife or rrpsldunt Authur's pijate
secretary, ono js regarded us a very
nceompllshed woman, and well nuull'
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jrls Brewster as Attorney Qeneral places
i man In tho position who H imt qnly
n omlneiit lawyer nnd well fitted for
the placo in orury respect, but who is
especially qualified to ourry on the pro
.ceeijlngs ugaiqsttlio star-route swlnd
lers, having been already prominently
engaged as counsel for tho Government
in tho matter. If any further ournest
pi I'resldont Arthur, determination to
prosecute those accused of tho frauds,
nt her than Ills own words, wore needed,
uiu ppoinimom iuruiues it.
Nenr tho summit of tho tower arc
four clrvuhir dial spaces, four-and-a-
half loot in dlamctor, and fating thu
cardinal points. A clock s soon to bo
placed in this tower, when these dials
will subserve their proper purpoio.
Tho handsome weather-cock which
crowns tho summit ot the clock tower,
Is not unworthy of a piiHsing notice
the desiun Is an elaborately gilt oxglo,
with extended wings, measuring lour
tcet, from tip to tip. It was purchased
in uciroir, aiicmgnn, and placed in no
sitiou at an expense of about fifty do I
Tho entire building has boen under
tho charge of Levi Zook, superintou
dent, and Moses Bennett, contractor.
Thefo gentlemen have done not only
gqod and honest work, but jt will stand
as a monument to theo gentlomon as
hnnostwork, honestly done.
iir. (.;. t. uoiigii, ot .T. Joseph, was
the contractor for painting; Mr. E. II.
Scott, of thu same placo, was placed in
chnrco ot the work, nnd it cortainly
could, not hnvo been placed in tho hands
oi n more caremi or uiiugont workman.
Ills selection of colors for tho mansard
roof and the outer walls of tho building
wero cuosen wiin most oxceiiont taste.
V. C. ltepse, of St. Joseph, did tho
graining; F W. Lowis, of tho same
city, was tho stair builder, whllo Messrs.
Crowthcr & liogci'4 furnished tho iron
work. Messrs. Rollins & Whltnoy, of
lown mint, Kansas, wero tlio contrac
tors for tlio stono work. Tho tin work.
which was ono of the most difficult
lobs of tho kind wo h ivo soen for many
years, owing to the largo numbor of
mns and valleys in the building, was
dono by Mr. J. H. Nies, of this city, and
was most oxcollcntlv done. Tho plast
ering, which Is A most excellent Job of
warn, was uonu uy jirssis. oiaupin w
Thornton, of this city.
Though there are many Court Houses
in tho Stato that aro much largor, and
wiiieii perhaps havo cost many times
tho oxponso ot re-constructing- this
building, Holt county enjoys thu satis
faction of possessing, not only tho
cheapest structuro of tho kind in the
State, considering its actual value, but
one which compares in point oi oxter
uul appearance with tho best in our state
Our friend, Robert More, lost nn
oxceiiont young mare last week, with
Mr. Grolnor nnd others of this
neighborhood arc plowing among their
Exporting cord-wood has been the
chief industry, faithtully pursued by our
grangors during tno last week or two.
Wo hear ot a tripping of tho light
fantastic too occasionally. Would
you call thoso who yhako tho foot,
A spelling match was among tho
entertainments of the past week, in
which Miss Addio Kirk camo out about
Wo occasionally notteo Oregon's
favorite butcher. Tom Frvo. charclntr
about through this neighborhood, hunt
ing up fut cat lie.
A considerable amount of whoat
has just boen sown hero during tho
past fall, and tho whole country is
wearing an air of prosperity.
Tho corn in tins vieinltv is about
all gathorcd, and tho farmers now
nwnlt a frcczo-np" to reap tlio bene
fits to bo derived from pasturing their
But very littlo prennrallon is being
made In thUfpart for tho celebration of
the Christmas holldavs in fact, wn
navo scarcely beard tho mattor spoken
oi. i no pcopio nil scorn too busy to
uiu u mi biiuii viungs.
Our school at this placo is nros.
oring finely. Tho teacher is working
Tho enrollment during tho month end
ing Dccomber 9th, 1881, was, 47, with
nn ayorngo attendance of about 84.4Tho
loi.owing pupils were present every
day during tho month: Julia Tuttlo,
uorn Harmon, Emma Seyfer, Middle
More, Theresa More, Katie Huiatt, Ju
lia Stophonson. Efilo Conn. Franklin
Tuttlo, Orfcnr More, Willlo Grclner.
Sidney More, Charlie Harmon, James
Huiatt, Honry Noelsoh, William Kirk,
.itniutllJI, IOUISCU, XllllO
xhouiscu una ivyuo iiuintt.
been sick for tho past week, bnt wo un
derstand thoy nro recovering.
Mr. FirestoHO lias bought tho lum
ber left nn tho banks of tho Klmsey,
wliero the saw mill was removed.
Gcrirgo Thomas has bought n half
Interest ot tho saw mill now located
near II. Evans': Success to him.
Two voting men went homo baro-
headed tho other night. Thoy lost their
hats. Bad boys I And such good liats
G. It. Klnsov is building a bam lor
himself, which, when completed, win
add considerably to tho value of his
A. Friestone,'8nw n fine btick.dcor
nor tho residence of W. Hutton. Mr.
F. says it was a large one, and in splen
did condition. Wliero are tho hunters?
Wo understand thoio is to be shoot.
ing match somewhere in tlio neighbor-
hoou tno uav uoioro uuruimus. ine
boys will shoot for turkeys.
Tho Interest in tho Chtistmaa trees
to bo "raised" In Klmsey nnd Benton
school houses continues. No doubt wo
will havo glorious times on tho grand
Klmsoy S. S. is to have a jubilee
Christmas cvo., present for tho littlo
ones, etc. No doubt of a glorious time
hero. Tho older members ot tho Sun
day Bchool havo gono to work in eanv
est, und we doubt every ono will be sat
isfied with the result.
Benton District is in n dellrum of
excitement, "Christmas Doin's" is tho
tonic of tho dtivi A liugo tree is to bo
raised Christians eve, all loaded with
gllfts for the Sunday school scholars,
A grand tlmo is expected. As this is
Benton's first, as far as heard from, wo
hope tor a glorious success.
Health very good in our neighbor
Most of our farmors havo finished
gathering their corn.
Wo havo postponed our arithmetic
school until utter holidays.
Our school in chnrgo of Mr. Hersh
borgor, is prospering finely.
Who tnkes more Interest in musio
than Miss Eva. and Mnttlo Fiolds? t
MUs Flla Andlor, who has been
sick for somo time, is able to bo out
Willie, youngest son of William
Fields, of our neighborhood, is improv
Miss Sarah Meadows, who has
been visiting friends nnd relatives in
this neighborhood, has returned to her
home, near Maltlund.
Key. Mr. Esfep, of the United
Brethren church. Is holding n protract
ed meeting at Sliiluh. Wo hope ho
may do much good.
to tho said Lovl Zook
ins faithful mid nttcn-
their tlinnks for
And tho Court further find that tho
said Levi Zook, makes no charge, or
asks compensation tor his services ns
said superintendent, tho Court extends
tho thanks, not only of this body, but
of tho tax payers of said county tor tho
Moses Bennett, contractor for tho im
provement of tlio Court House, deliv
ered to tho court tho keys of tho new
Court Houso, which wore accepted by
tho court, nnd warrants In tho eum of
Tho court parsed tho following com
plimentary resolutions on tho work
done by Mr. Bennett:
Now tho Court do find that tho snld
Moses Bennett has dono faithful work,
and has completed his work according
to his contract nnd tho plans and enccl-
llcntlons; nnd that the building is all
the Court could wish, nnd find tha'
evory requirement has been faithfully
Tho court proceeded to mako thu fol
lowing distribution of rooms, for the
various o Ulcers :
County Clerk Northeast room.
Circuil Clerk and Recorder North
Probate Judge Southwest room.
Collector Southeast room.
County Attorney and Sheriff" Grand
Cyrus Phllbrlck was appointed jani
tor to take charge of tho Court House.
C. M. Slnughtcr was granted lieonso
to keep dram shop in the town of Corn
ing. W. D. Galloway resigned as Justice
of tho Fence, of Clay township, and E.
L. Hart was appointed to fill vacancy.
The Bridge Commissioner was or
dered to replace bridco over branch
near tho residence of J. G. Cookeoy,
nnd also to repair tiio bridgo near Gull
-business brisk and ovorybody sat-
Tho legal mills are called on occa
sionally to grind n grist.
Jonathan Korshnor has bought a
lot of Unolo Levi Dodgo and commenced
Hugh Hill now bccuplts tho old
storo roam of Willis & Pcarco with his
Tho olocllon carried Tuosday last,
and wo nro now u city of tho fourth
class, 1 presume
Tho women of tho Christian
Church will givo a dinner and suppor
on the 24th inst.
Mrs. Phillips has removed hor mil
linery goods to tho front rooin'of tho
There is but littlo sieknossnow.
Tommy Moore, son of M. B..Mooro,
has pleurisy badly, and Mrs. Kcrshncr
It is rumored that tho cornorato
limits of our town are to bu enlarged
by tlio incorporlion of the now town
nnd tho dopotsoon.
-.T-- rx-"rirriM,l.nww nwmnHnwpt n t- - n I i J i I i n i.i.r...u
Boelor Bro's sold bogs last wook.
Mort Fllnn has glvon up the book
Mr. Thlrston has purchased
property of Isaao Root.
W. Hutton nnd A. Morgan sold 41
iiead of hogs last week.
Wo call Nelson Miller tbo best basi
singer in tins part of tho country.
Honton Bchool will hnvo n week's
holidays between Christmas and Now
Mr. Menlfon is tnnnlilntr tlin Q. Q
scholars some flno songs to BlngChrlst-
Sid Morgan rftlll remains In south
em Iowa. Ho is erecting a houeo on
urn iuwii mrm.
what wo would like to know
Why Frank Tuckor don't buy, his own
I'lJ'U MIIU WUIICUO.
C. Iloran nnd lady havo latoly ro
nn nun uuqi wmnemxiourasKa. wr. H
sold his farm tho'rt, iv
Tho pld man lwt and wile hayj
County Court convened Monday, De
cember 12th, all tho judges being pres
W. M. Kolloy was granted lleonco to
keep a wmo and beer siloon in the
town of Forbes.
Geo, W. Smith was granted n li
cense to keep dram shop in the town of
C. A, Doughty, Justlco of tho Peaco,
of Union township, presented his rcslg-
nationf which was accepted, und tbo
Court appointed T. Nelson Claiborne
to fill sold vaoancy.
Daniel Watklns presented Ids rosig'
nation ns Constablo of Union township,
which was nccoptcd by tho court, and
Honry M, Bonner was appointed to fill
Lovl Zook, superintendent of the
Court Houso improvements, submitted
his report on tbo same, wiucii was re
ceived by tho court as follows :
Now here comes Lovl Zook, Su
porintendont' of tho improvements
of tho ot tho Couit Houso, and
make final report ; and tho Court do
ilnd that tho said superintendent has
beon diligent, actlvo nnd unegotlo in tlio
periormaco oi ms every outy ; aim unit
tho work under his efliuieut supervision
hns been completed in the most satis
factory manner, and finished according
to tho renulromonts of tho contract.
pluns and gpeelfivntlous; and the Court
-COME8 TO THE
With the Largest Stock of Goods in
' X Shawls
' " "$ (. Hoods,
Boots So Shoei
Good boots from 82.75 to $4.75
Shoos Irom 76 cents up,' My
Tills mammoth building Is now com
pleted, nnd will bo opened to tho pub
lic to-night, tho 23d Inst., with Undo
Tom's Cabin being placed upon tho
This nnnouncoment calls for a some
what extended notice of tho firm, nnd
tho building which Is tho result of ttiolr
enterprise Two years ngo, C. K. Cor
saut, ono of tho mcmbors of tho firm,
nnd tho one having almost tho cxclusivo
management of tho business of tho firm,
was n member of tho houso of W. M.
Hnmshor & Co. Ho is probably tho
best salesman in northern Holt, nnd
fully understands tbo morchantilo bust
noss. Uncle Androw' Moyor, who is
known by ovorybody, and that most fn-
vorably, too, Is tho other membor of tlio
firm. Thoy organized a co-partnership
nnd comraonced business in February,
1880, in tho building now occupied by
Ed. Muxlow, then owned by John W
Davis. In Oetobor.i 1880, thoy remov
ed to tlio south room of tho brick block,
bwncd by J. II. Glenn, which thoy oc
cuptcd until tho last of November, tho
In tlio spring of 1881, thoy purchns
cd tbo ground on which Dr. Gordon's
new brick storo is now building, nnd
intended to put a lnrgo store building
upon It, but owing to somo -wleundcr
Btandlng about n strip of griund which
thoy cxpoctcd adjoining the site of tholr
contemplated building, they sold this,
and bought the north 48 fact of lot 2,
block 6, just south of W. M. Hnmshor
& Co's store, nnd immediately com
menced tho erection ot a largo two-sto
rcy 40x80 brick building upon it.
Tho snperintendnnca of nil tho work
on this building hns been by Mr. Cor
sunt. Tho building is of the most substnn
tinl character It was intended to stand.
Tho walls nt tho foundation nro 42 In
clics laid with brick and comcnt; uro 24
tor tho first nnd 18 for tho socond sto
ilcs. Tho height ot tho celling in tho
first story is 16 feet, nnd the ceiling of
tho hull above Is at its highest point
about 28 feet. Tho store-room counters
aro most ingeniously constructed and
were, wo understand, the planning of
Mr. Coivaut, himself. Tbo soutli room
is 18x80 feet and is occupied by Mr.. J
u. Denny, ns a drug storo, nnd is ono
of tbo finest drug storo rooms in any
country town of tho Slato.
Tho Opera Hall is without dou'jt, tho
finest in tho Stato, when tho population
of tho placo is considered. It is 40x80
feet in size Twenty fcot off tho vast
end is used lor stngo pnposcs ip tbo con
tor nnu is 2ux42 feet with toiiot rooms
nt each side. On the north sido of tiio
stngo nro two rooms with a passogo way
between nnd on tho soutli sido nro two
room without passngo way. Tlio stago
has an elevation of five foot in the rear
and four.nnd-hnlf feet at the foot-bshts
, I o"
In hi Vv The scenery will bo from tho pencil of
one of our most popular western artists
But ono of theso has yet arrlvod tho
background, nnd is n beautiful land
scapo. Tho part of tho hall to bo
occupied by tho nudicuco is -10x60 feet
and is seated with four hundred chairs,
and fastened together in sections of six
Largo windows light tho hull from
the north, south nnd west. In tho
wont or front end, is a lnrgo doublo win
dow which leads to rt band balcony
Tho hall is entered by a latgo doubl
door which is hung upon spiral binges
on tho south sido of tho hall. The stago
is readied by two doors at tbo cast
rear end of tho building. The orna
mental work on tho cntiro building
beautiful, but not ovordouo. Tho prob
ablo cost of this structure is $16,000,
giioh is tho onterpriso desplayvd by
this young firm within two years of its
organization, and its onterpriso has had
a visibly stimulating effect upon nil tho
business mon of that enterprising town
who manifest a readiness to do what
ever they can to sccuro to tho town and
tlio county tbo bonollts this large outlay
ot capital was intendod to givo thorn
May we havo moro such such firms I
oyory town in oui county nnd State
Having been in tho business slnco.
1856, I know I can but up work that
will givo satisfaction. 1 uso
iiiouui tjii lauaiuci j
Which Is tho best, nnd will keep oil
hand everything that bolongs
to a FIRST.CLASS Har
All work ouarantoed. Reialrlno a aoeo-
laity. One dopr wait of saloon.
Ji Wi PERETf
C1UTI III AIIOC
Tin Toys, Wax, China
nnu jtuoDcr uoiib,
1T1.UISX11C11B UlIIIH, Xjll'
only cxclusivo confec
tionery house in Oro
gon Is kept by E. P.
Ilostuttor. on tlio north
Bide of tho publio
whero you can ilnd tho
largest lino of Christ
goods in tbo lino of
GROCERIES? HOLIDAY CONFECTIONERIES,
Aro complete Good Coffeo 8
lbs. to tho $1.00. Best, 6 1-2
lbs. for $1.00. I havo a fine
In fact everything kept
in a general store.
J. R. WILSON,
PpiiBES, MO. .
ovor brought to Holt
counly. l)ur lino of
DoIIb, etc., etc.
Just Remember This
That my lino of goods
is now and fresh and
that they must bo sold
So mako your littlo
onos happy, and at tho
same timo save your
'self a fow pennies by
calling at the only ex
E. P. HpSTETTER
dies' Cups, Mugs and
CupM for Children,
JilOCKB. WOrK 15OX08,
.Games, Drums, nnu
other now and novel
in great variety,and,
in fact, any tiling
you want for Christ
mas presents from
Ave cents up. Wo
have purchased over
Worth of Ane Goods,
especially for the
Holiday trade. Come
and look, and bring
the children along.
KING & PROWS
Has removed just ono door south of
Ilnnl ...... t. .1.
UUI1IV ,VIIUIU luity UU 1UIII1U UIU S
most comploto stock of v
Evor offorcd for salo In Holt County. I
urn offering special Inducements In . .
I am also buying celebrated
Please call and examine my stock. All
work warranted. ,
I. !MC. IVTLXfc'JPIIY,
I'OKSALEIN OHDEtt TO
On account of failing hoalth lam
forced to offer my entire Nursery Stock
for sale. I will give thoso wishing to
buy good sized bills of trees iiuusuafin
ducemonU to purehaso NOW for Spring
Planting. I havo n largo stock of Fruil
nnd Ornamontnl Tress to dispose of,
consisting in part of
20,000 Apple trees, !, 3, 4. and 6 yours
Also Fench, Pear, Plum, Apricot,
and Cherry trees in nbundanco.
A largo lot ot Evorgreons, from 1 to
10 feet high.
A lot of necch, White Birch and
Choktnut troos. '
A large and cholco solectlon of Black
berries, Raspborrios, Gooseberrios, and
Struwborrics, Grapes, etc
Flowering Plants and Shrubs.
GEO. P. LUCKHARDT,
I will hnvo a cholco lot of Poland
China Pigs for snlo in tho Spring.
, By virtue nnd authority ot a special execution
IvHCd from tlio ofllco ot tlio clerk of tlio Circuit
Court of Holt county. Mo., returnable at tlio
January term, 18tu, of said court, und to me di
rected In fuvor of the Stuteot Missouri, at the
relation nnd to the uie ot Fred Myers, col.eclor
ot rcvenuo of Holt county, and against
I have lovled upon and Belted all the riebt, title
ltitrre.it and ctulm of thu said defendant, of. In
and to the following described real estate, to
Lot 23 tn block 42, In Forest City,
' All tylnu und being In said county and State
ot Missouri t and I will on ii
HATIJRDAY, JANUAU 7, 183
between the hours ot nine o'clVV In the fore
noon and live o'CJjfcyio arVVoon of tliat
day at the Courtis8!wfcr In thvclty of Ore
gon, county otlloit aforesaid, sell the same, or
so much thereof ns may be required at publio
vendue to the highest bidder for cash in hand
to sattsfytsald execution und costs.
t W. II. FRAMR.
Bhorlltol Halt County.
Fnvlrtue nnd authority of n sjwclal execution
Issued from the olllce of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court ot Holt county, Mo., returnable at tho
January term, 18M. of .s.ld Court and to me di
mmed In favor of Fred Myers, collector of rev
enue of Holt county and against,
W,W. Hinman an J Wfm.h. Dillingham,
J have levied upon and seli'ed alt the right, title,
Interest nnd claim of the said defendeiiu, of. In
and to the following described real estate towlt
Lota 8. IS, 16, and 17 In block 18, n Forest City,
All lying and being In said county nnd State
of Missouri nnd I will, on
SATURDAY, JANUARY, 7. 1S,
between the hours of nine o'clock In the fere
noon and Ave o'clock In the afternoon Of that
day, at the Court House door tn the city of Ore
gon, county ot Holt aforesaid, sell the same, or
no much thereof as may be required at publio
vendue, to the hlghcsf.bldder for cash In tiiind.
to satisfy said execution and costs, '
nt W. H7FRAME.
BherlK of Holt County.