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