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OKEGOST, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1881. NUMBER 36. Mr. Hfutluyl). .Johnson, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Is spending a few days in this city, visiting his daughters, Minos. Irvine tuul McMurry. Messrs. Jacob Michel and Alois Niug, of this count', will louvo on next Moi.il:iy, for Portland, Oregon, where H k their intention to engage in tho 'cattle buslues. -Just why a man should bo nslmmcd tuown that ho is injured by u fall wo don't .sou, hut nlnety-tilno men out of u hundred, on getting up from a slippery spot, will lie liko Satan, and say "not hurt at all," when In truth they aro bruised and skilled in over twenty placet). The announcement, In our adver tising columns, that the Hcd Front Store, Forofrt City, is closing out at cost, to quit business, will undoubtedly tiausoa rush ol customers to that estab lishment. There arn no pcoplu any where vbo liavo keener eyes for bar gains tlinu tho cit zens of Holt county ; aud the fact tbat all the goods at the Kcd Front aro nuwand fresh will make them spocially anxious to secure tlieiu at wholesale cash pi Ices, bco ndver tlsemeut. Wo have already published Prof. Tile's weather predictions for Febru ary. Ills rival as a weather prophet Is Prof. Venuor of Canada, who predicts as follows: Tho mild spell with which January closes will probably continue well into this month, with tho exception of a day or two, up to the 12th of the month, with balmy, spring-like weather pro vailing iu many parts, and snow rapid ly disappearing. A couplo of days of blustering weather, witlt rain or HO'iW, will bo followed by snow-storms and cold weather throughout Ontario ami the Western United States. This term will bo followed about tliu ICth by storms of wind, rain and snow, previous to tho setting in of a colder term. With the brginning of tho last week of the-month brilliant, mild, spriug-liko weather will again appear, niching t lie snow and rundciiug sleighing impossi ble, iu some localities. A few days be fore tho close of tho mouth high winds aro Ikelv to prevail, ni:h gales around Now YorK, Long Island Sound and other points, with blustery weather in Canada and the Northern United States. Tho last two days aro, however, likely to be fair, and tho mouth will end with little snow on tho ground. Sol Miller, of tho Troy (Kansas) Chief, is just now wrestling with a sub ject on which he wilt have tho sympa thy of every editor of auy intelligence throughout th.) country. Wo allude to "obituary poetry." Tho btrango pro pensity of otherwise sensible people to try to write poetry whenever his or her friend dies, although they may have never attempted anything of this kind before in the r lives, Is well known to ed itors. Tho result is that overy newspa per is constantly receiving quires of dismal doguercl, which is so wretched in meter uud matter that it is enough to make tho subjects of It turn over iu their graves, Thk Countv I'awi: some time ago adopted tho rule, which it has rigidly adhered to, of charging ten cents a line for all such effusions; and wo aro glad to report that tills has had a wonderfully rcttralulng iulluuuco on the muse of these embryo bards. We recommend tho adoption of this rulo generally. But hero is what Sol. Miller says: "Obituary poetry is usu ally the very worst stuff that can bo written, and is tho very hardest to re fuse to publish. A majority of people who lose friends by death, seem to bo ia a manner soothed aud consoled if a few versos aro composed aud published to tho memory of tho deceased; and it is a very unpleasant matter to refuse so slight a Aivor as publishing such verses, although w ell knowing that thoy will be subjfbtcd to ridicule aiTU to rudo re marks." It is getting to bo so common, that sunw nil ul poet -writes verses to tho memory of 6lloit' overy one that dlesJlil or youtig. Wo uro actually ashatnt d of much of tho stuff of this kiud that we publish, and only wonder that the friends of tho doad do uot fool tho same way, A gentleman once re quested us not to publish a poem that bad been sent In on tho death of a membvr of Ids family. We admired his good sense, and complied .with Ids ruquet, although greatly to the disiip polntuicnt of tho well-meaning poet, Tbeso versos aro usually some poem which tint writer lias seen or heard, and has been uttered to suit tho occas ion, and to make It read nonsensical and ridiculous, Wo havo loug been on tb point either of rejecting all suoh contributions, or charging an advertis ing foe for tho infliction. Wo hepo the praotico will bo abandoned, except in rare and peculiar casos, It is uo com pliment to the dad." I Band Concert, Court House, Fri day evening, February 18th. Mrs. Sierrctt has bought tho mil linery establishment of Mrs. Curry aud Miss Johnson. A small dwelling house and three acres of land, beautifully located, with, in the corporate limits of tho rliy of Mexico, Mo., a thriving place of 0,000 inhabitants is offorcd for trade for property in this city or for land Iu Holt county. For further information apply to the editor of this paper. Sara Bernhardt, tho groat French actress, is to give ono night of Opera in St. Joseph on tlio 28th Inst. Exuursion tralMswllI run on all tho roads into that city. Mr. James Scott has bought tho residence of Mr. Joseph Hoblltzell in this city, l'rieo paid, .$2,500 cash. Wo i ...... ... .. uunr mat air. uouiltzcil Will build a fine brick dwelling iu tho spring, if he can buy a lot to suit him. The sleet which fell last Saturday night did immense damage to fruit and other trees. Tno weight of tho ico which clung to the limbs was so great that the trees broke aud fell, reach trees wire especially dainaircd and most of tho aged trees were ruined. Iu the forests the s cue Is ns if a cyolonu had passed through tho country. An Ohio paper proposes to number thu hours of a dnv and nip-lit emisei.u. tlvely from 1 to 24, tr from midnight to nilitniglit, thus doiug away with a. tn. and p. ni , iu railway time tables and elsewhere. Tno advocate of thU pro- posed new method says tliero is no more leason for having two 12 o'ol.nks in one day, than there is tor two twelve mile posts on a twenty-four mllo rail road. List of letters remaining iu tho Postofllcc at Oregon, Holt Co. Mo., Feb. l'.t 1881. Any one calling for thene, will please say, "advertised." K. O. IIoi.tz, I'. M. M. O. Ashton, Can. Jones, Minda Drown, John Drunk, L. II. Cnmson, Henry Cranstin, Henry Hall, (ieo. I). Mlnten, Marllia Rush, Josephine .Strut ton, H. Chaplin Thorp, James William. -Dear in mind that after tlio fifteenth of March no more gifts will be given to subsorioors. If you wisli to get the beuellt of our very liberal offers, you must call or send aud pay a year in ad vance, before that timu. No matter if your year does not oxulro until July or Octobor, you can get a gift by pay ing a year ahead from tho expiration of your tune, provided yon do so before the fifteenth of March. Wo have sent forward tho order for tho books which wo offer as gifts to .subscribers and they will probably be here about next Wednesday. Those subscribers to whom gifts aro duo can get them after that time, provided they havo selected books. Several subscrib ers to whom gifts aro duo havo not yet mado i-cleetions. Wo iiopo they will d j so aud notify us what they choose, as soon as convenient. A weleomo visitor to tho sanctum of Thk Countv I'Ai'KK Inst Saturday was Mr. Jonas Whitmcr of near Mound City, who gave tangible ovidenoo of Ids appreciation of our labors by bringing ustlioiiamo of a now subset iber and $2 cash to pay for same, aud also by subscribing and paying for a co;."y of Chambers's Encyclopaedia for his own uso. Mr. Whitmcr Is a mail who has read a great deal and is well posted, and by supplying himself with this Encyclo paedia ho shows that he intends to'kcop abreast of tho times on all subjects. Wo hope many others will folloWhls example Mention was mado in our last iss'V of the death of tho fathor of Mr. Clan irvino aua ol tlio dangerous illness o his uiothor. Mr. Irvine, in rcsnous to a telegram, left this city on Saturday, tho 29th ull. His fathor, J. C. iVllnc, had died the previous night. When he arrived at tho old homestead in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, ho found tho corpse of his father in. ono room ami in an adjoin ing room ids mother lay upon hor death bed. She lingered until 2 o'clock P. M. on Tuosday, when she too passed away, and the aged couplo were buried in tho samo gravo on Thursday. Thoy were uSoug tho oldest citizens of Ohio, hav ing lived at Mt. Vernon flfty-ono years. Doth died of pneumonia, Mr. Irvino was 70 yours old, and his wifo two years oldor. Ho was a man of won drous vigor, and, notwithstanding his advanrodago, ho rosponded promptly to tho call for troops in the late rebell ion and had tho distinguished honor of raising the first company which ontered tho war from Ohio. Ho loit an estate valuod at from $50,000 to $75,000, to be ecmally divided among his six children. Don't fall to attend the Daud C'oncet at the Court House on Friday uvoning, Fobruary 18th. Dev. Mr. Miller will preach nt New Point next Sunday morning and orcu ing. A petition is Iu circulation in this city prating tho county court not to grant any further saloon license in Oregon. Tho?o who nro circulating it say that it has already been signed by a majority of the tax-payers. County county lias been in iu sess ion all week and is still in session. This being a regular term, tbwro is an liumonsu amount of business. We be lieve our readers will preler that we publish all thu proceedings in ono Issue, instead of publishing a portion this week and tho ruinainder next wcok. Consequently wo omit tho proceedings this wick and will publish them iu full in our next. On lost Friday tho printing material and presses of Thk Coi'ntv Papkk were iv moved, without accident or breakage, to thu first tloor of I lie build ing in which thu paper has heretofore been printed. Wo are not yet "fixed up" to suit us, but wo aro much better situated than ever beloro; aud as wo now havo a room which can bo proper ly heated and a tloor strong enough to bear the jarring of tltu press without danger of breaking through, wo inland to see that our readers in future always receive papers which aro jloarl and legibly printoX. If any one of tliem gets a badly prlutfd paper wo .vik him to send or bring it to us. The ed.tor cannot do thu press-work himself, ,nd thu only way hu can kuuw whether his iiintruciions nro obeyed by tliosu to whom that duty is entrusted, Is by patrons showing him such papers ns aro not til to be sent out. Do you chew or smoke tobacco or drink wiil.-key? If so, stop a moment and ponder over this thought: The money which you spend every year for tobacco or whiskey would buy you a full set (l.i volumes) of Chambers's Encyclopaedia and nt leift fifty more volumes of histury, poetry and rununcc. You need tin Encyclopaedia; you want it badly; but you say you aro not ablo to buy it. This is a mistake. If you will quit using tobaiwo and whiskey, which ruin you mentally and physical ly, and spend the money for books which you nro now paying for these tii-clons luxuries, you can u one year procure tho nucleus of a flue library. Hooks which formerly sold at from $1 to 810 each are now being sold by the American Duok Exchange (of which the editor of tills paper is thu sole agent in Holt Ctiumy) at from thirty-rive lo fifty cents a plcic. '1 Iiiuk over thcto facts. Attention is directed to the adver tisement iu another column, headed "hand for Trado." Tho laud there described will undoubtedly bo In brisk demand at an early date, and meanwhile It Is increasing iu value overy day. It will be traded, In quantities to Milt, for properly iu Oregon or land iu Holt or Atchison county. Or propo Itlons to trade for houses aud loUitt auy of thu towns of those counties would be con sidered, provided they can be readily rented nt fair figures. Tliero is an op portunity to make money in these lands; and any one having property in tins section, which bu wishes to dispose of, can mako an excellent trade. Thu in vestment is a perfectly safe one, and by simply holding thu lands the yeatly In crease in value will far exceed ten per cent. Tho owner's object in disposing of them is to get his aff Irs into micU idinpo that every thing ho has will bring a present income. All information can bo had by Applying to :hc editor of this paper. -How to cure a cold. On tlio fir-it day of tiulng cold there U a very un- ilcasant Miti-utlnn of cliillitw-h, Tno 'Jnoment you observe this go to your oom and stay there; keep it at !uuh t-i tnni. I'Milnrn ux will nienmt t is idly feeling, even if it req'iires WO cirrou or tit iruniicit. in audition, jjjit your feet in water, half-leg deep, as hot as you can tn ar It, adding hot ter water from time to timu fur a quarter of an hour, m that tlio w.iti r shall bo hntior when you take )uur feet out than when you put the in in; thou diy them thoioughly, and put on warm, thick woohm t-toeklngs oven If It be m summer, for summer colds aro tho most dangerous; and for twenty-four hours eat not an atom of food, but drink as largely as you like of any kind of warm teas, and at tho end of that time, it uot sooner, the cold will bo effectual y broken without any modiclno whatever, If thcro u any truth iu the theory that a rigid winter is followed by an early spring and good crops, our farmers may ns well cotmnrnoo building addi tions to their granaries ami corn cribs. An exchange says : To clean out a stovepipe, place a piece of zinc on tho live coals in the stove; tho vapor produced by tho zinc will carry off tho soot by chemical decomposition. Per sons who havo tried tiio process claim that it will work every time. Wo have received a copy at tho original Chattcr-llox, published by Eslcsifc Sourlet. of lloston, which is one of tho best magzines for children that we have svor-seen. It will bu published monthly nt $1 per annum, nnd Is thu fac-slmllu of tlio English edition. Persons subscribing will bu entitled to a magnificent steel engrav ing J'Ought and Carry One," as a nruin iiim. Any.'ono that wishes to sue a sam ple can get one free by writing to tlio publishers. Thu following, which we clip from the St. Joseph Saturday Democrat, will bu read with interest, iu view of the lecture soon to lie delivered hero by Captain Posegatc: "We see by the Oregon Oou.itv Papkk that our fellow citizen, t'apt. F. M. Posegatc, has been invited to deliver Ids lecturu on "L'ghts and Shadows of Life," there. This lecture is In the Captain's be-t vein,aiid is a magnetic and interesting one. He captures Ids audience at the coinmei.ee mem, mid so iruo is he to nature, lu his dlseriptlons aud illustrations, that he makes his hearers forget their sur roundings while ho photographs the sunshine and shadows which fall on life's pathway. Wo guarantee our neighbors an elegant entertainment, and every ono who is present will sec oud tho remark wo' make above." All our rcadoM who aro fond of good books shou'it Join tho club wo are forming to Miudnfr on tlio 2M of this month for tho various buoKs published by tlin American Hook Kx change. We publtih full particulars elsewhere in this paper. Enough persons havo al ready joined the club to make It certain that wo can deliver I lie books in Oregon at tlie'r net price Iu New York, thus saving from six to forty cunts on each volume, and wo guaranty to do this. lliosu persons who contemplate buy ing either Chuniburs's Encyclopaedia or tlio Library of I nlversnl Knowledge will save from ono and-a-half to three dollars by joining this club, and such an opportunity wil not again bo offered. Kcmcmhcr that by joining this' club you can get thesu books (15 volumes) at the following prices, delivered in Oregoi. : Chambers's Encyclopaedia, small typo edition $7,50; Library wf Universal Knowlege, larco type, embracing all of Chambers's Encyclopaedia and tho American Additions (which fill four volumes) for $12.75. There aro also many miscellaneous books in the list (which we publish u'sewhero and to which wo refer tVreadcr) aud this Is a good time to 'Mock up" at a sniall price. Please examine the list and send Iu )our order as soon as you determine what books you want. Wo will posi tively send thu rdur for the books on Monday, February 21st. To secure ono's self from thu dan ger of catching cold, nothing is surer than to batho tho feet uvery day. If tho pores of the wklu aro elo.ed iu any part of tho body, that part is unnatur ally hot or eold. If the circulation i vigorous It overheats, bucansu It cannot escape through theso capo-pipcs of the system. If the circulation Is slugulsh, if tliero is but little vitality, tlio blood of the veins stagnates and the blood of thu arteries, which carries heat and life, cannot get there; hencu tho first step in keeping tho feet warm Is to keep tlio pores open. Tho poics of the solo' of tho fuut are nuioh the largest ot the body; hence tho necessity of keeping the pores of thu bole always open. Keep tho feet clean. Clean away the concretions, oil and dust, which are al-way- accumulating, and seal the tops of thesu pores, the chlmuays of tho sys tem, hermetically F.aeh morning, be fore you dies, put both feet iu cold water for a second or two -they need liot go deeper I hau the toes then wipe dry. This bath ought to bo attundtd tn by all persons of sedentary habits. Many have got rid of tho discomfort of cold feet in tlio way described, Wo once 1 1 card an eminent physician sny that if a por-ou would batho the breast in tho vicinity of tho Imigs overy morn ing witli salt water, and drink a lass of watci containing n little salt, no cold would bo taken. If persons havo no strongth or vitality, this or other meth od will fall. Fat hogs aro now selling at $4.00 per hundred. The farmers ought to get rich nt these figures. Dev. Mr. Showalter will preach in this city next Sabbath morning aud evening. The real estate business seems to bo looking up. We hear of a great many contemplated sates and Irudrs iu and around Oregon. Eueo.irago tho "hand boys" by attending their concert of the Court Houso on Friday evening, February 18th. Cards aro out for the marragu of Mr. Unbelt Thonnw to Miss Louisa Meyer, daughter of John Meyer, at tlio New Point church next Tuesday, Feb ruary 15th Thu fine trgan which will bo used at the Dand Concert on Friday evening, reimiary istli, is for sale at a price ( much below Its value. Prof.Armstrong , will tell you all about it. Marrlud, nt the rrsldenco of thu bride's father, H. 11. Ynuti, four miles northeast of Oregon, by ttev. (jeorge Miller, on Thursday, February a, 1881, Mr. Wm, A. S. Derrto Miss Ida Young, all of Holt County. Cod blei -the women! They arc, almost williu.it exception, .staunch ami true friem s of TitK Coujrrr Papkh. Mrs. Susan Mary Wood, one of our sub scribers at White, Cloud, Kansas u rites us, timler dai of Febinary 6th : "I have received The Codntv P.ri:n. It i a noble paper. It Is the best family paper I know of. I am one of the old subscribers and I expect to tak it as long us I live." Mound City. The last two days have been the mutt disagreeable of the whole season. The creek is high and the streets loppy and both aro overy ininutn growing worse. Tliero wa a dc.ith of a young child In tho new part of town, the namo lie tailed to learn. A child of Mr. Swoeton's has got a gram of corn up it nose. Dr. Hoss was called in to extract it jesturday, but could procure no instruments that would reach it. Mr. Pltolier out his font severely last Thursday, but is nut so far as learned, suffering gi.-.itly from it. It is mid that we arn to h ire a dairy ! in town soon. Onu of our best citizens thinks of going Into tlio business. tie hoar It rumored, that Mr. Mux low of Hiifo'ow contuinpla'es coming to our town shortly to go into tho hotel business. P. S. Durham is on a trado with Smith & Llusali for their butcher sh.p K. F. Hicn has not yet closed his bar anln with the Forest City gentlemen lu relation to his butcher shop. Mr. Mostlu, living one mile west of town, is quite sick. Ho lias been ill for some eight mouths, aud Is apparent ly growing worse. The literary society has been unable to meet tor two weeks past, but still holds itself m readiness for work when over an opportunity offers. Tho quarterly meetings of thu M. E. Church were hu'd hero Saturday and yesterday. Key. John Wayinan Is pre sent. On Friday hu delivered a very instructive lecture on "Thu Dlblu View ot Temperance " Tho Temperance Union meets to night iu the Presbyterian Church building, and will bu addressed by Kev. John Wayinan. On account of the almot impossibility of getting about to make tho necessary inquiries wo omit the market quotations till. week. Hkut. Triumph. Wo are having sleel by tho wholesale, and our fruitmuu predict no peaches this year. It is clne to that time ot the your when many of our farmers look about tlieiu and say "wlieru shall I wander?" Mr. Turkins school closed Friday the 4th. Tho school and guests weie treated to a sumptuous dinner. His term is pronounced an educational success. Tliero aro about 1,033 bond of cattle feeding in Hickory Township. Mr, T. Kerns has two children sik with Dlpthena. Wo know of a few subscribers that won't renew to tho M. C. N. Wonder if tho senior will notice them iu his personals P Oh, Where, oh, where wore thoso wedding bells, ono nlirht last .veek Drother (learn? Some of our young men got disappointed, Mr. Wlnslow, our New point druggist glvo them to iindorstaiid that it takes Preotiript.ons as w II a- mnoy to buy whiskey. Oui 100. jfiy lio-ton Mixed Pickles for bale by E P llostettur. CO CO CO ft O O o p u w 3 O h K 3 O o III X I- cc LU CD z LlI - O CC S 3 Digclow. Tho ice took Its departure from the boughs of tho trees on last Sunday night, after whlun wu have had plenty of ice In liquid form. The "stock-man," Ashbrook, sold to John Caton ono hundxed nnd sixty head of hoys, which averaged over 300 lbs. Price $4.50. Tlio same were hipped fom this place, ono day last week. Mr. Campbell of Scotland Co. Mo., has been spending several days iu Digclow, Tlcltlng his son Johu Camp bell, our popular druggist. Ed. Auibal is refitting his drugstore building, by partition ing a clerkV room off of the rear end; this adds much to the appear; anee, as well as the comfort of tho room, as It was heretofore larger than neces sary. Esq. W. H. Muir, who was on the bick list lift week Is on duty this week again iu the drugstore. Deport of illgelow tchnol for tho month ending Fubruary 4th 1881 . No. of pupils enrolled during tho month 48. No. that made full mouths attendance 39. Average dally attendance SO, visi tors during the month 12. Tlio school, and especially the teach er, were mado happy on last Friday bj thu presouco of mure than a usual num ber of visitors, via: Mrs. Wade, Miss Jennie Smith, Mr. A. L. Chiming, Mr. Leu Chiming Vr. Cha.. Sproule, (. W. Smith, Miss Molllo Moek, nnd Mr. Fuller of Cialg. Why it is that the people, especially the parents, don't visit their schools moie. is a question for thu people and parents to an wur. Is It because you havo no interest there? Then you had better keep your children awav. Is it because this is none of your biflucis? You help to pay thu expenses. Ih it bu-'iiuso the school room is a dull irksomo place? Dctter go and try to make it more pleasant. Parents, It is your duty to visit your school often enough to become-acqualut ed with iti working. Sax. Dkfir A large stock of tho Finest Con fectionaries and Cigars just lorelved by E PHostotter. Forest City. Death has vinted us again : thN time thu well-known, honored citizen, Mr. M. Howley. "A friend in noed Is a friend Indeed " In sickness or need, no ono was moro willing to loud a helping hand. In losing him wu have met with a Iok that will bo long felt, but our loss is his gain There is a great deal of sickness in townpiow, among thu number are, Dr. Nelson and wifo; Charles Graves; Mrs. Plummer and Mr. Leo Martin. Mr. Martinis Improving very fast. Mr Chas. Cary was confined to his room a few days with a sev ere cold Mr. Davu Perkins Is recovering from an attack of erysipelas, Mrs, Hhodca, a former resident of this place, passed several days with her many friends last week, Mr. Eiull Wcbor has bought Dr. Mc Donald's property. Mr. Win. Mlnton was in town Sun day. Ho will purohaso Mr. Weber's stock of groceries, etc., and will welch them out with his most fascinating smile lu future. Mr. Alt Morey. a former tolegraph operator of this place, was shaking hands with a few of his many friends lust Sunday, Why don't the farmers bring ns eggs and butt' rP Wo havo almost forgottvn how Mich articles look. Eggs aro from 20 tn 30 cents per dozen, butter 20 cents per pound nnd almost impossible to bo had nt any price. The heavy Bluet of Saturday and Sunday damaged the trees uud tele graph wires very much. Several of the wires aro down between hero and Ore gon. Tho inclement weather prevented services of any kind, Sunday erenlng; meetings consisted of two hearers. A. Highland, EniTOK Cot'NTV PaI'KU: Not seeing anything from this part of tho heritage I thought I would give a brief synopsis ot things as they occur. There Is quite an intcrusling Literary Society here iu full blast, which meets j every Friday night. Tho following of I fleers wore elected ou last Friday: (illes Laughlin, President; Miss Lucy Niirvllle, Secretary; Mr. Lacy Vice resident. Thu subject for discussion. Devolved that compulsory education should bu the law of the laud. AUlrm alive: Odes Laughlin, N. F. Murray, Miss Lizzie Houneii; Negative: M. Poke, Mr. Lacy and Miss Josio Nor vllle. Mr.N.F.Murray has justjreturncd from an extensive tour through. Kentucky and Tennessee. While in Kentucky took in the mammoth cave. While in tho cave lie picked up quite a lot of curiosities, tho study of which would tic very interoitlng. Mr. N. F. Murray Is Vice-President of the toiupuranco alliance of Forbes Township ami would havo organized a foelety ut thu Highland school houso on last Saturday night had it not been for the inclemency of tho weather. We are having at present writing one of the heaviest sleets over fell. It bus broke down trees eighteen Inches over and stripped the forost almost bare. leaving notnlng but trunks standing. Orchards aro almost destroyed. Tho majurlty of Poaoh-troes aro entirely ruined, stripped of all their foliage. Our school is progressing finely. Tho average number of scholars is some thing near forty. (icorge Allen of Oregon sways tho septer, aud is a No. 1 teacher. Wu had the pleasure of vMting tho Pleasant Hill school under the mauago uient of Edward Drodbeek. Ho loo is from Oregon and a vury clever genial little fellow and a No. ono scholar. Tho patrons of his school say hu can't ho beat as a teaoher Uncle Dob Patterson is talking of building a nobby front to his largo aud commodious dwelling this spring. Air. Wuslly Iluiatl is also talking of building an addition to his dwelling, which will add to the appearance of hie house as well as glvo the surplus room. . Ho also contomplatos building a bam ami smoko house. Mr. Huuttt believes in taking time by the forelock Health generally good, save bad colds, and Mrs, James Vaughn who has been confined to hor ro mi all win tir hut hope were long torcpoithor convalescent. Miss Jes.suy Murray and Miss Lizzio Houneii will visit tlio mammoth cave, Kentucky, In .hu spring uud ou their return will stop lu Gentry county to rusticate through the warm summer months. J. P. R. Sfcfr" Ovsters served In every style at E P Uostettcr's. MINERAL LAUDS FOR SALE. A CJaiutco for SpooulutovH, To. an Intelligent and honest roan who will take hold of and develop the property, an undivided interest Is offered torsalo'lu four hundred and llftv-flve acres of mineral land, located in Wash lugon county, Mo,, about sixty miles from St. Ixm'ls and about fifteen miles from tho Iron Mountain Dailroad. This land Is only three miles trom tho cele brated Palmer Load Mines, and Is on tho same rldiro with them, below them. Tho former Stato fleologlst says that the samo voln of ore which is found in tho Palmar Lead Mines undoubtedly lays under this land : and oompotout Judges pronouiito Itoaeof tho most valuable tracts of mineral land in tho Stato. Thu owner Is so confident that a fortuno is llioro, seventy or oighty feet from tho surface, ready to be taken out, that hu ii'ltl iml ilUnfisA (if Mm ntitft-n tntirnjit in any portion of it; but if ho can find a per fectly honest and onorgotlo man, who win go hutu anu sunt biiiuk iiu mun find out thb amount, quality, size of v.iln. nlii . nf Mm lnuit nro. ha will sell an undivided interest or will trade an undtridud lutccs for unencumbered nropertv In northwest Missouri. For furthet information apph lo the editor of 'I'm Cqv.ntv Pajxk.