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Exchange or Beal Estate List of Marriage
Licenses Divorces Wanted and Granted
Doing! In the Different Court During
the Patt Week. ,
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350 00
4so co
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1000 00
600 00
" Real Estate Transfer.
Eate Kramer to Joseph Gillas,
, lot 19, 6. Hogan's 3d sub
division to Lorain . . . $
John : Dietrick to Frederick
ThuemUng, lots 1, 2, and 3,
Town's addition to Amherst
T. B. Bennington to Michael
Guska, part of lot 81, Eaton
'township........ -
T. B. Bennington to Robert
WilliamBjot 100, block 1,
Grafton village. ........... 700 00
Frederick Gow to C. A. Brown
part section 1, Carlisle town
ship... 250 00
John Murphy! to Ada Beecher,
lots 19 and 20, 1. D. Lawless
trustee's addition to Lorain
Samuel Barber to Board of Ed
ucatlonln LaGrange town
ship, 1 acre In lot 83, La
Grange township 125 00
Wm.D. Nichols to Edger G.
8weet, lot 165 Highland ad
dition to Lorain...........
Mary Whitney to Hattle Bruce
north part lot 58, " Oberlin . .
J. N. Taft to George Schneider
lot 23, G. Hogan's 3d addition-to
Lorain '.. 350 00
Delia M. Obitts to Mrs. Anna
Clark, lot 406, block 43 Ely
ria ................... ... 2400 00
Henry Wurst and wife to Geo. , ;
B. Lyons, ' north central
front of lot 85, east of river
E. S. Jacquays to Clarence
Walker, part of lot 63, Col
umbia........ 125 00
Fannie B. Haines to John E.
: Holckon, lots 8 and 9, Per
A addition to Elyria. . 550 00
R. B. Walker r to Maggie
Rounds, lot 62, Columbia
township .................. 60 00
F. W. Pierce and wife to Chas.
Hahn, part of orignal town
ship lot 4, Lorain. . . . . ; : . .'. 560 00
B. J. Relslnger to David Geis
" inger, lot 5, block4;Hogarf s'
3d addition to Lorain. ......
Francis Schmid to Carl J.
. Schmid, lot 117, Elyria 700 00
M. C. Tucker to Win. Puchtel,
. lot 23 Tucker's addition -
Carlisle '., ..
Geo. H. Ely, trustee, to Minnie
, M. Harris, lot 81 Ely's sub-
- division to Carlisle
Worthy S. Streator, trustee,
. to Katherlne Mentel, lots 4
and 5, 'Chamberlain's trus
tee's addition to Elyria. . . .
Mr. H. D. Ash ford U HID Deputy $10,000
Damage 8ult Meeting of Lorain County
Dental Society.
Eliria, Jan." 6. Tuesday morning
Addison E. Lord mrued over the office
of sheriff to George W. Boyd. Mr.
Body received his commission from
Governor Bushnell in the morning mall.
Mr. Hamilton D. Ashford will be his
deputy. Both Mr. Boyd and Mr. Ash
ford have served as deputies and are
familiar with the duties of that office.
Mr. Boyd moved into the jail residence
this morning.
A $10,000 damage suit whs commenced
agianst the Lake Shore railroad com
pany Friday by J. B. Byrd, as ailmiuis
trator of the estate of his son, Lee T.
Bvrd. In July 1897 young Bvrd was
driving along a country road in Amhemt
township, and by reason of a high em
bankment where the road crossed the
railroad did not see an approaching rail
road train. He was struck by the train
and fatally injured. The petition al
leges that the company was negligent
and asks for $10,000 damages.
The Lorain County Dental Society held
Its annual meeting at Hotel Andwur at
two o'clock on Wednesday last. The
following officers were elected: Pres., J.
E. Bnrrelir of Elyria; vice-pres., B. A.
Pnrcell, of North Amherst; sec.-treas., C.
W. Purcell, of Lorain. Dr. D. S. Hasted,
of Oberlin, read a paper on "What we
owe our patients," which was discussed
by Dr. J. G. Wherry. In the evening a
banquet and dance was given, twenty
five members of the society with their
wives being present. In the absence of
the president, Dr. B. A. Purcell acted as
toastmaster at the banquet, and toasts
were responded to by Drs. King, Wherry,
Cushlng and Kelsey.'
Ill Located a Few Mile from LaFayette,
Ind. Near the Wabaiih River Har
Over BS5 Inmates I a Grand Affair.
He Visits the Old Indian Battle Ground
of 1811.
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400 00
160 00
82 00
Beat and Cheapest.
The New York Independent, the lead
ing weekly newspaper of the world, and
one whose pages exercise the widest
influence, is entering upon its fiftieth
year of publication. The Independent
emphasizes its fiftieth year by changing
its form to that of a magazine, and by
reducing Its annual subscription price
from $3.00 to $2.00; si gle copies from
10 to 5 cents. The Independent In its
new form will print 3,640 pages of read
ing matter per year at a cost to subscrib
ers of $2.00, while the1 prominent maga
zines, which sell for $4.00 a year, print
only about 2,000 pages. The subscriber
to the Independent gets 82 per cent,
more of equally good reading matter
at one-half the cost I It Is not only the
leading family weekly newspaper but by
far the cheapest and best. A free speci
men copy may be had by addressing The
Independent 130, Fulton Street, New
650 00
Court Proceedings.
Laura M. Eidam vs. Daniel H. Eidam;
divorce. Divorce granted plaintiff for
extreme cruelty. Granted $108 alimony
and $9 a month thereafter.
Josephine BriBter vs. Geo." 8taples;
trustee. Removal of trustee and equit
able relief. Joseph H. Mull appointed
Sarah Ann Snell vs. John Bnell; di
vorce. ' Divorce granted. '
. Marriage Licenses.
E G. Olds and Jessie Dumas. .
Fred R. Schultz and Bertha McFadden.
D. F. Wright and Fanny Streator.
Chas. Griffin and Peart Gulick.
A. L. Super and Lonlse Ellsasser.
Harry J. Heal and Gertrude Wendell. ,
Robert N. Lowe and Clara C. Brigham.
Benjamin A. Ray and Lillian A. More
house. Joseph Young and Clara Wagner.
Probate Court.
The will of Wm. Doncaster
Grafton was
Will of Ephriara F Bailey, late of La
Grange, was admitted to probate, Satur
day. -
The will of Nellie ' R. Gray deceased,
late of Elyria, has been admitted to probate.
Checker Association.
The following score was made at the
regular monthly meeting of the North
ern Ohio Checker Association at Elyria,
0., on Saturday, Jan 7, 1899:
Names. Won. Lost Pet.
I. A. Pease, 1M 2 750.
M.D. O'Brien, 5 i 550.
J. Hockensmlth, 5 5 500.
E. E. Carrier, i 5 450.
G. L. Richmond, 4 6 400.
A. D. Ely, - 3 6& 350.
I. A. Pease won first prize and A. D.
Ely second. The play by Mr. Pease was
phenominal and seldom equalled by
players of the Association -
late of
admitted , to probate Fri-
. Lingering La Grippe Cough Cured.
Mr. G. Vacher, 157 Osgood St., Chic
ago says: My wife bad a severe case of
"la gripp" three years ago and it left
her with a very bad cough. She tried a
bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar and it
gave immediate relief. One bottle cured
her couirh entirely. Now we are never
without a bottle of this wonderful Cough
medicine in the house. 25 and 50 cents.
Farmer's Institute Organised.
The Rochester Farmer's Institute has
been organized with M. Knapp as Pres
ident and Charles Ashcratt, Secretary.
Committee met last Saturday to arrange
a program for the first meeting which
will be held Febrhary 3 and 4. This is
an Independent grange and is not under
control of the State Board.
Mr. Giles Buys It.
Mr. R. S. Giles, of New London, has
purchased the corn cob pipe factory,
building, machinery, stock,, etc., located
at Greenwich. There is quite a quantity
of manufactured pipes on hand which
LaOrlppe Successfully Treated. i
"I have just recovered from the second
attack Of la grippe this year," says Mr.
Jas.A. Jones, publisher of the Leader,
Mexta, Teias. "In the later ease I used
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and I
v,inw it.h ivmalrtAr&hlA success, onlv be-
" i ., ... . a, ... i j
in in i.i a little over two davs acainst " Pu uu immHU-
tan dnva for the former attack. The sec- lately.
ond attack I am satisfied wonld have
been equally as bad as the first but for
the use of this remedy as I had to go to
bed in about, six .hours after being
struck' with it, while in the first case
I was able to attend to business about
' two days before getting 'down.'" For
sale by W. F. Near. -'
Big Four Route,
Fifth annual meeting of the Ohio
State Board of Commerce, CKumbus, 0 ,
Jan 18, 18U9. Fare one and one third
fcr round trip, f ng January 17-18,
How to Prevent Pneumonia.
You are perhaps aware that pneu
monia always results from a cold or from
an attack of la grippe. During the epi
demic of la grippe a few years ago, when
so many eases resulted in pneumonia, it
was observ 1 that the attack was
never tq,v' by that disease when
Chamber luiu s Cough Remedy was used.
It contracts any tendency of a cold or la
grippe to result in that dangerous dis
ease. It Is the best remedy In tbe world
for bad colds and la grippe. Every bot
tle warranted. For sale by W. F. Near.
Remington, Ind., Dec. 7, 1898. I told
you in mv last letter that I would
write you after my visit to Tippe
canoe battle flail On Monday, I
started from LaFayette and went out
by electric line to the Indiana State
Soldier's Home situated three miles and
a half, and just half way to the battle
ground. I will tell yon about that flrnt.
It was nearly noon when I arrived, and
the first man I met was one of the serg
eants, who has charge of one of the
buildings. He took me at once to head
quarters, Introduced me to the command
ing officers, procured an order for me to
eat my dinner with them, which I did
in a few minutes afterwards. There
were some 300 to 400 who sat down at
the table, about ten persons at a table.
Thore are 525 inmates, but a few of them
are in the hospital, and some of the old
people either eat in their rooms, or have
separate dinning halls. About 125 of
the old veterans have their wiveB with
them on the same terms as themselves,
but such soldiers live in separate cot
tages, built by the various counties of
the state for such use. On the front of
each cottage hangs a nice sign, and
shows what county built it. These
cottages are ahout the size of Mr. Palm
er's new house on Prospect street, and
generally very nice, with fuel furnished,
in fact everything furnished, with hot
and cold water, carpets, and curtains,
but no cooking is allowed in any of
them. Besides the 125 soldiers . wives,
there are 50 widows of old veterans, who
have a building to themselves to live in,
and eat at the general dinning hall.
There are 275 acres in the grounds,
mostly an oak and hickory grove In
cluding their cemetery. The location is
grand being 150 feet above the Wabash
river, which courses its way at the foot
of the bluff, and winds around in sight
tor many miles, and the city of La Fay
ette of 30,000 inhabitants in plain view
in the valley three miles away. ,,Th6
Soidler'sTOtonTe fsonly three years old,
and is very fine for its age.
At 1:30 p. m. I started for "Battle
Ground," as the little town is called,
where the battle took place. This dis
tance I covered on foot over one of the
lovelest river roads I ever saw, as hard
and smooth as a board. I reached there
long enough before dark to go to the
battle field and look it over. The
house where I stopped for the night is
on the northern edge of the field. About
seventeen acres of the field proper is en
closed by an elegant and substantial
iron fence, provided by the government
at Washington. ' The enclosure is tri
angular in shape to conform with that
of the hill on which the battle took
place. On the west side near the fence
is the burial place of the bones of the
heroes who were killed in the battle.
On the east side near the fence is a
green mound showing where the head
quarters of Gen. Harrison was situated.
On the north side of the grounds
outside of the Iron fence is situated
the Methodist camp meeting grounds,
with its buildings and . cottages,
where they have camp meetings every
year. This ground is said to be where the
heaviest fighting took place and some
times when the Methodists get to shout
ing they say at a distance that it sounds
something as though old Tecumsah's
warriors had come back and renewed
their old hideous warlike yells. On the
east side just outside the fence is the
railroad, and there on down at the foot
of the hill Is the wide level river bottom
of the Wabash, which extends away to
the river. 'This river bottom which now
raises bountiful crops of corn, was then
a marsh through which the Indians wad
ed to make their attack. The yelling
commenced on the south end or point of
the triangle, but Harrison knew enough
of the way to satisfy himself that their
principal attack would be elsewhere, so
he prepared himself to defend the north
and east sides of the position, and paid
very little attention to their yells on the
south. ' '
i I slept very peacefully that night not
withstanding on November 7th, 1811,
only 87 years ago, the red devils were
howling and yelling their war cry and
swinging their tomahawks over the spot
where I stood. B. Vanator.
Medina Business Blocks Shaken and
Three Men Burned Henry Daugherty
Will Manage a Medina Store.
Medina, O., Jan. 6 The large dry
goods store of F. E. Edwards & Co., was
the scene of an explosion about noon
Thursday. The store is lighted with
acetylene gas. The machine for gener
ating the gas leaked and a plumber was
called. The cellar was filled with the
escaping gas. When a lamp was lighted
the explosion occurred. The large plate
glass window in the . front of the store
was broken to pieces and the buildings
around felt the explosion.
Mr. Edwards, who was down stairs at
the time of the explosion, was badly
burned in the face. Bert Eddy, the
piumuer, wno was down stairs also, was
stignuy ourneu, ana m. ueuiington, a
clerkrwho was up stairs, also suffered
burns. There was no damage by fire
and it is said that the gas machine was
not damaged. .
II. R. Daugherty has taken the posi
tion of manager In the C. E. Warner &
Co. dry goods store, with a working in
terest, beglning his work today. Mr,
Daugherty is a man of large experience
in the dry goods business. For a num
ber of years he has been with Wm. Tay
lor, 8on & Co., of Cleveland, and before
his Cleveland experience was in the bus
iness in Wellington. Mr. Daugherty
was born a Medina connty boy and his
return to Medina county is a leal addi
tion to the business lite of the commun
ty. :
No Reunion of Old Soldiers Is Complete
Without Its Camp Fire and the One
Given by Edgerton's Battery at Music
Hull, Thursday Evening Was No Ex.
The Proposed Electric Line to Amherst
Will be Built.
The Lorain Times prints the following
For three years a line to connect this
town with Amherst has been talked of
and several have been engaged in pro
moting the line. The project has been
carried on to such an extent that the
right of way for two routes have been se
cured up to within three-quarters of a
mile of the south corporation line of this
city. In addition to this the C. B. E. &
O. R'y. people have planned a line to
eonn?ct these two towns. The other
lines .have been backed by different
parties a't times but now matters are in a
very much more substantial shape.
; Par' Foster, of Elvria, and his .broth
er, D. C. roster, of North Amherst, are
behind the deal and declare the line will
be pushed to completion. There re
mains but one or two obstacles to defer
actual work upon the road. One of these
obstacles was the right-of-way on Pen.
field avenue outside of the city limits for
a distance of three-quarters of a mile.
There were some property holders that
objected to the road.
B. E. Boise has been engaged by the
Foster gentlemen to secure the right-of-
way upon this street. Mr. Boise said
this morning that he was meeting with
very encouraging success and thought
there would not be very much trouble in
getting a right-of-way. He did not ex
pect any trouble In securing a franchise
from the city.
Elyru, Jan. 6. Edgerton's Veteran
Battery Association met in annual re
union here today.
There was a fair attendance of mem
bership; many of the veterans bringing
their wives and families with them.
while the widows and children of several
deceased members were also present.
The meeting was called to order by
President John T. Houghton. The aud
ience sang "America," after which Miss
Mary Hopkinson, of Oberlin favored the
audience with a charming soprano solo
which was roundly applauded.
Judge D. J. Nye was then called upon
and delivered a very interesting and
instructive address. He spoke of the
respect he always felt for the old soldier,
and the debt the country owed them for
their services. At its conclusion Misses
Florence Honghton and Julia Schneerer
played a lively piano duet in good time
and with much spirit.
Geo. H. Chamberlain, was present and
delivered a short patriotic address.
which was appreciated by all present.
The Misses Houghton and Schneerer
played another piano selection, after
which short speeches were made by
Comrades Sargeant, Dewey, Harris, and
81mpson, the latter telling something of
his experiences while hunting for gold
in Venezuela, two years ago. Comrade
H. H. Barnard, of Oberlin, then read
some very interesting selections from .his
record of the doings of the battery dur
ing the war. He followed them from
the time of enlistment, on their travels
through Kentucky, Tennessee and Ala.
bama, during the first two years of their
service, glviug those who had never
heard the story a faint idea of the trials
privations and excellent services of the
battery; interspersed with several hum
orous stories of the army life.
At its conclusion Mr. Chamberlain
sang a patriotic selection, when the
meeting was declared adjourned.
The officers for the coming year are:
H. H. Barnard, president; Ed. Rowland,
vice-president; Chas. Hopkinson, secre
tary and treasurer.
The death of Comrade Philo French
was reported as having ocenrced since
the last reunion.
It was resolved that the next reunion
be held in Oberlin 0., December 28,
1899, the reunion to be continued
longer than one day, if the members
present so decide, but the regular busi
ness meeting be held on the above date.
The following is a corrected list of
those present.
A Few Don't.
Don't smoke a cigar while eating soup
Don't fasten your napkin around your
neck. It is now customary to wear a
collar there.
Don't pick your teeth or a quarrel at
the table. Both should be picked in the
Don't put your elbow on the table. If
at a loss where to put it, put in your
Don't eat your meals with your fin
gers at a boarding house. Try your
mouth; you get the taste better.
Don't put your knife in your mouth
If there is not room on the table for It,
balance it on the shoulder of the person
next to you.
Horticultural Society.
The annual meeting of the Lorain
County Horticultural Society was held
at Elyria on last Saturday. The follow
ing was the program: Annual address,
President G. N. Carruthers; "Peach Curl
and Plum Rot, Causes and Remedies,"
Prof. W. J. Green, Ohio Agricultural
Experiment Station. Discussion by
members. "The Lorain County Horti
cultural Exhibit at the Ohio Centennial
to be held in Toledo," G. N. Carruthers,
General discussion. Election of officers,
Valentine Ault,
E. R. Beeman,
Geo. T. Brush,
Chas. C. C&rk,
Chas. Dernier,
J. T. Houghton,
C. C. Hopkinson,
B. H. Marshall,
Xenephon Peck,
Wm. Simpson,
D. Wood,
Wm. T. Woolcott.
H. H. Barnard,
Chas. Bleer,
W. II. Carman,
John H. Dewey,
Dewitt Eldred,
E. Hastings,
Geo. H. Kelner,
Wm. H.'Morris,
S. M. Powers,
M. 0. Van Fleet,
John Wheelock,
Wm. Laughlin,
Annual Meeting Held Tuesday, and
Elected Officers and Directors for tbe
New Year.
The annual meeting of the Union
Agricultural Society was held Tuesday
morning in the voting room of the town
hall. The following members were
present: J. M. Otterbacher, Pres; W. B.
Vischer, Treas; H. C.' Harris, Secy. O. P.
Chapman. A. H. Pierce, F. C. Williams,
Ferd Camp, C. li. Lindsley, A. R. War
ner, C. Church, Chas Caafield, T. D.
Phi-Ion, G, W. Gillett, L. F. Clifford,
Fred Douglass, and J. H. Damon.
Pres. J. M. Otterbacher as chairman, ,
appointed 0. P. Chapman, A. R. Warner,
and A. H. Pierce to audit the books,
which wore found correct. The receipts
for the past year were $1406.14, and
f 13'Jij.Ol was puid out showing a balance-
of $10.13 cents in the treasury.
Pres. J. M. Otterbacher, Vice-Pres."
Frank Warren, Treasurer W. B. Vischer, .
and Secretary H. C. Harris were re
elected. Five directors, L. F. Clifford, S. K.
Warner, T. D. Phelon H. Betts, and
Willard Hart, whose terms expired
were re-elected for two years. Tbe ,
following committees were also ap
pointed: Horse races, J. M. Otterbacher,
H. C. Harris, C. B. Lindsley, L. H. Wads
worth and 0. P. Chapman; sports, A. H.
Peirce, W. B. Vischer and E. C. Branson;
merchant's hall, F. C. Williams, L. F.
Clifford and F. D. Douglass; floral hall,
Lee Allis, Frank Warren and J. 8. Mal
lory. These committees will meet Wed
nesday, Jan, 25, to revise the fair book.
L. F. Clifford was appointed Superin
tendent of the sheep department, and A.
Gadsby, wagons, carriages and farm im
plements. The Superintendents of the
other departments remain the same as
last year.
No dates were decided npon for the
next fair, this being left to the officers,
to decide npon. Meeting adjourned to
Wednesday, Jan. 25.
All members present were nnamlnons
in re-electing the officers of last year,
as they were better fitted for the import"
ant work of assisting in clearing np the
present Indebtedness of $2550, which is
still due on the ground purchased from
A. D. Webster. This amount was guar
anteed by C. W. Horr, S. 8. Warner, R.
A. Horr, G. D. Foote, E. Husted, H.
E; LeaF;' M.'Canip, A. E. Sheldon,'
Chas. Camp, E. F. Webster, A. D. Web
ster, J. W. Wilbur, J. M. Otterbacher,
Wm. Vischer, Chas. Canfleld, E. D. Bush,
M. L. Bush, T. Doland, W. R. Wean, :
0. P. Chapman, J. T. Haskell Alf Howk, r
John Eglin, T. D. Phelon, E. W. Kelsey,
H. Betts, D. L. Wadsworth, A. P. Dimock
and Frank Parsons. Some of the above
who became guarantees for these notes
are deceased, but the others will be call
ed upon to meet with the society, Wed
nesday, January 25, to see if these notes
cannot be paid off. The interest has
been kept up, so only the principal re
mains unpaid.
The grounds are now in good shape, a
large new grand stand and judge's stand
being built, the track widened and other
improvements made which make it one
of the best fair grounds in this section.
The prospects for a good fair this year
are good, and everyone should give his
aid in making it so.
L. Wood.
Huron County's New Sheriff.
Frank 0. Ronk, son of Sheriff Ronk,
has been appointed by the commissioners
to fill the short term before his father's
second term begins. His commission
was signed by the secretary of state last
Wednesday. ,
,Couthlng injures and inflames sore
lunc--. Oue uiiuuie Cough Cure loosens
he cold, allays coughing and heals
quickly. . The Quest rough cure for chil
dren. J. W. Houghton.
Recommended for La Grippe,
N. Jackson, Danville, 111., writes: My
daughter had a severe attack of "la-
grlpp" seven years ago and since then
whenever she takes cold a terrible cough
settles on her lungs. We tried a great
many remedies without giving reiier.
She tried Foley's Honey and Tar which
cured her. She has never been troubled
with a cough since. 25 cents.
.' ' A New Song,
There is a new song going the rounds
of the press and it runs as follows: "We
don't want to buy at your place, we
don't want to trade there auy more;
you'll be sorry when you see us going in
some other store. You can't sell us any
stale goods, we have opened wide our
eyes; we don't want to trade at your
store because you don't advertise."
Card of Thanks.
Editor of Enterprise,
Dear Sir:- The ladies having in charge
the entertainment desire to thank you for
your very generous advertising which
was so kindly donated. We also wish
to thank the patrons and all friends who
In any way contributed to the success of
the entertainment.
Mis.G. E.Spitzer,
Mrs. J. S. Mallory,
Mrs. G. L. Couch,
Mrs. H. C. Harris.
Ex. Committee.
tjonvalescing 1
Is more or less a very slow process, a
according to the severity of the S
sickness. Vitality, when at a low g
ebb, works at a great disadvantage, 3
and more time is required to regain g
: the lost strength and power. H
To the Public.
We are authorized to guarantee every
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and if not satisfied to refund the money
to the purchaser. There is no better
medicine made for la grippe, colds and
whooping cough. Price, 25 and 50c.
per bottle. Try it. W. F. Near.
. Alalt Extra!
produces marvelous results in such
cases. The richness, of the malt
gives life to the blood and the hop
principle gives tone to
the 6tomach creating
both desire for food
and the ability to di
gest it. ......... .
At all drag stores.
Washington's Farewell Visit to Valley
"Nearly a score of years passed away
at Valley forge, when one summer day a
foil nmitluniDn - tt arionnnlnf vaara
dressed in black and riding on a horse,
was seen by the farmers while they were
working in the fields," writes WUliam
Perrine of "Washington's Christmas at
Vallev Foree" in the December Ladies'
Home Journal. "Accompanied by his
negro servant, he alighted from his'
horse by the roadside and began kindly
to put questons to one of the farmers.
He told that he had been in the camp of
the Continental that he expected soon
to leave Philadelphia forever, and that
be wanted to once more look upon the
scene of the sufferings of his uomrado
in arms. He would stay over night, but
his duties required him to be at the Cap
ital. 1 When the farmer heard his name
he was astonished, and protested that he
Bhould have been more respectful. The
stranger replied that the sight of his
companions of the war now engaged in
the happy pursuits of peace gave him
more satisfaction than any homage that
could be paid bis person or his station as
President of the United States. It was
George Washington, soon bout to bid
farewell in his great office to his count
rymen, and as he rode away forever what
thoughts must have come over him as he
looked back in those piping times of
peace to the anguish and toils and the-
despair of that dark Christmas at Valley

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