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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. Blgelotr. 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. Annus. Craig. Judge- Simpson is on the sick list. Tho new school houso Is ncarlnir completion. 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 i...:t. . l, . . ..... .1 . . .. , , . . ..... ..... i uuui iuusu luuiua unuu imu ttc vaicu 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 jolcing. 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 gotten. ' 'Ihatdlvlno flguro of tho Infant Je- Marry Christmas. 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 cast extension. 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 proportions. 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 nois. Eldor Ilutts. of Craig, Is encaged in an interesting revival of religion nt tno uomi school house, live miles norm of Craig 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 place. 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. Burr Oak. Items scarce Good weather. Corn gathering about all done Parties on evory sido Inst wook. Mrs. W. It. Hopper is lust recover ing, Farmers say corn is not as good ns reported 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 meinscivcs nugoiy. 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 anticipated. 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 part. I'KTK EVKItailRKK. MOUND CITY'S PRIDE. Completion of Con ant k Xojrer'i Efnt Op en Houf. -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. Of 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, Oregon, Mo. 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. n, tl L -V , r r .... 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 worsp thng. 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' 4t.l ....... ' 'I'l . - nnnll h hii.nt ... 1 1 I 1 .. TT 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. ions critic. 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 liirs. 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 Cnlp. ' Our friend, Robert More, lost nn oxceiiont young mare last week, with colio. Mr. Grolnor nnd others of this neighborhood arc plowing among their mm irees. 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, Shakers? A spelling match was among tho entertainments of the past week, in which Miss Addio Kirk camo out about first best. 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 stnlk fields. 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. Cuino, 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 tuo. G. It. Klnsov is building a bam lor himself, which, when completed, win add considerably to tho value of his farm. 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 old Klmsey. 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. I'1'.ACF.rUL Jok, Benton. Health very good in our neighbor hood. 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 again. Willie, youngest son of William Fields, of our neighborhood, is improv ing fast. 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- hcrobv tondor their tlinnks for tlvu supervision. 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 gnnerous net. 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 $2,600 ordered. 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 compiled with. 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 west room. Probate Judge Southwest room. Collector Southeast room. County Attorney and Sheriff" Grand Jury toom. 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 Hams' mill. ClUCKKT. Monnd City. -business brisk and ovorybody sat- fied. Tho legal mills are called on occa sionally to grind n grist. Jonathan Korshnor has bought a lot of Unolo Levi Dodgo and commenced building. Hugh Hill now bccuplts tho old storo roam of Willis & Pcarco with his barber shop. 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 iMncrsou minding. There is but littlo sieknossnow. Tommy Moore, son of M. B..Mooro, has pleurisy badly, and Mrs. Kcrshncr bus erysipelas. It is rumored that tho cornorato limits of our town are to bu enlarged by tlio incorporlion of the now town nnd tho dopotsoon. tho -.T-- rx-"rirriM,l.nww nwmnHnwpt n t- - n I i J i I i n i.i.r...u Kimier- Boelor Bro's sold bogs last wook. Mort Fllnn has glvon up the book irnuo. 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 xcars. Mr. Menlfon is tnnnlilntr tlin Q. Q scholars some flno songs to BlngChrlst- JUIIB UYU. 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 mm NEW STORE ! J.R.WILSON County Court. County Court convened Monday, De cember 12th, all tho judges being pres ent. 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 Craig. 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 the vacancy, 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 FRONT With the Largest Stock of Goods in Southern Holt, CONSISTING OF- Worsteds, Ginghams, Cashmeres, Delains. c Alpaccas; Calicoes, Domestics, Hats, Caps, ' X Shawls ' " "$ (. Hoods, Nuhiaa Et Boots So Shoei Good boots from 82.75 to $4.75 Shoos Irom 76 cents up,' My lino of 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 boards. 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 present year. 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 HARNESSSHOP 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 ness Shop. All work ouarantoed. Reialrlno a aoeo- laity. One dopr wait of saloon. Ji Wi PERETf OREGON, MO. C1UTI III AIIOC 9HHIM ULAUOC Tin Toys, Wax, China nnu jtuoDcr uoiib, 1T1.UISX11C11B UlIIIH, Xjll' THE 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 collection of 0 nioccnxroTia Tinware, Queensware. Shelf Hardware, Cutlery, Pocket Knives. Etc. In fact everything kept in a general store. J. R. WILSON, PpiiBES, MO. . ovor brought to Holt counly. l)ur lino of Candy Toys Candy Fruits, Ornaments, CornucoRias. 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 clusive Confectionery sore oi E. P. HpSTETTER OREGON, MO. dies' Cups, Mugs and CupM for Children, JilOCKB. WOrK 15OX08, writing ucbks,F11cs, .Games, Drums, nnu other now and novel Instruments. Books in great variety,and, in fact, any tiling you want for Christ mas presents from Ave cents up. Wo have purchased over $500 OO Worth of Ane Goods, especially for the Holiday trade. Come and look, and bring the children along. HAS COME:.!. KING & PROWS OREGON, MO. I Removal D.M. Martin Has removed just ono door south of Ilnnl ...... t. .1. UUI1IV ,VIIUIU luity UU 1UIII1U UIU S most comploto stock of v Harness, Saddles, Bridles. Etc. Evor offorcd for salo In Holt County. I urn offering special Inducements In . . Lap Robes, Horse Blankets, I am also buying celebrated Wagons, Buggies, Platform Spring Wagons, Etc. Please call and examine my stock. All work warranted. , I. !MC. IVTLXfc'JPIIY, OREGON, MO. JtunsEqY Stock. I'OKSALEIN OHDEtt TO Quit Business, 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 old. 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, Oregon, Mo. I will hnvo a cholco lot of Poland China Pigs for snlo in tho Spring. SHERIFF'S SALE. , 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 Unknown Parties. 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 wlt i 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. SHERIFF'S SALE. 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. Wfi"'