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. THE GROUND HOG.
The Second of February and Its Superstitions. - - Prom the earliest age3 down to the present day it belief in signs and oine.ss has been universal :m muokiud. Even tlio wisest and most eminent meti o all tiling have liud at leiibt a I nice of supers! itiun. Dr. Samuel Johnson, tlie great lexicographer and writer, firmly believed in ghoste, " Charles Dickens, reversing the generally accepted idea about Friday, regarded it a a lucky day . and one uhicii had exerted tt peeu liar influence promoting his tiiccrSfe in life. It ii this general belief in a popular omen which make.-, the 2d day of l-Vbru ary a doubly remarkable occasion, am'. ' maily one ufjlhe greatest days 1:1 the whole year. Firstly, u the old Puritan divines used to s;iy, it is Candlemas day, net- oftlie grenle-t of all tint religious festivals ill the church calendar; second ly, it is popularly suppled to determine 1 the all-important question of whether' the bitter winds and blinding storms of winter were to continue for sis weeks' lougvr or were to be succeeded by pleasant spring like days. Concerning the origin of Candlemas day and the derivation of its name there j 1 t.,.. I ... v.. ...I.. .,11 I .n.m. uurao ...riUi.. .sc.... .... Sha;,r,.r nlso lr,.w :l lar.r ,.,,, the fathers or the church agree, how ' hk.h was for ,,lilMllIlWt lllt it was re ever. that. like maay other regions ob- un(,pr thi. ril.v,.lan(1 a(jnistra- servauces, it was hr-t designed by the l eany cnurcnmen 10 replace some neaui en fetmty occurring on or about the same date, and thus to perMiade the newly converted Christians to abandon an idolatrous for a Christian observance. The ancient Romans were accustomed to celebrate at this tune of year a feast of Proserpine, of which one of the most important features was marching in pro cession with burning taper. The mouth, February.denotes purification, anil early in the month the Romans performed a ceremony called the purification of the people. When the church changed the feast of Proserpine to Caudlemas, it re tained the procession and associated the occaeion with the purification of the vir gin, mother of Christ the burning of candles is done in memory of Christ, the spiritual light, of whom Simeon did prophesy. Hence the name comes from Tghted candles used in its celebration. From the very earliest ages and among all people?, this has been regarded as prophetic of the duration of winter and J as singularly fruitful in omens by which its prophesy mav be read. AH are ac quainted with the popular superstition concerning the ground hog. It is to the effect that on the 2d day of February he emerges from his hole or burrow, where he has passed the winter until now in a lethargic state. If the miii is shining so that he can see his shadow he retires to his hole and resumes his slumbers for the ensuing six weeks, his doing so being an infallible sign that cold weather will continue for that time: if, on the contrary, the day is cloudy and the sun invisible, he does not return to lis habitation, thusshowmg that winter is at ai end. Hence, he being able to see his shadow on Tuesday, he returns to his hole, and will remain there for six weeks, winter continuing for that length j of time. i Familiar as is this legend probably fen are aware that the groundhog, is not a hog at all, but a rodent of the marmot family, and whose common name is wnodchuck, and ir found in all parts of our country. It is his habit of burrow ing in the ground, and the hog like vo racity with which he devours his food that have secured for him the appella tion of groundhog. The hole from which he emerges on Candlemas day is deeplv dug in fields, on the side of hills 1 or under rocks in woods. This subter-! ranean home is very complete, having several apartments and entrances. He burrows in a slanting direction- upward at first to keep out the water. Groundhog day formerly marked the termination of the Christmas holidays, which then began as early as October wl the night of Hallow Eve. Rut as the world progressed and mankind found many new objects to occupy their time and attention, the exigencies of life im peratively demanded the curtailment of the Christmas season to its present brief limits. But of all ttie associations connected with the groundhog and his day, there is none which should be more familiar. to all hid fellow countrymen than an an necdote or the great Daniel Webster, which, though known to eyery school boy or fifty yearfc age, may be new to the pret-fut generation of newspaper read era. A groundhog, or, more properly (.peak ing, n woodchuck, was caught on the Webster farm, and Daniel, th-u a lad, besought ins rather to fpsre its life, while his brother Zeke clamored loudly for its death. Their father at length said that he would net ub judge aud give the animal a fair and impartial trial, while his boys, as counsel for the prose cution and defense, should make argu ments fcr and against the priboner, after which he would decide his fate. Zeke then made a powrrful plea agamet the grundhog as a robber, rattening -n their substance. His father looked at bun with pride vhen he had ended, aud the groundling's fate was evidently bealed, when Daniel arose, and, by oue id those wonderful speeches that after ward made him famous, so worked upon his father's feelings that when he had finished the old man cried out, with tears streaming down his cheeks, "eke, Zeke, you let thnt woodchuck go." Teachers' Institute. Follow it g is the program of tho Teachers" Institute to be held at the High school building. Mound City. Mo., Saturday, Feb. .", IS'.iS. a. m. Spoiling Contest. Open to nil public school pupils in the county. First prize, second prize, SIM. litO p. tu. Model Recitation in Xura ber Work. Mist Palmer. 2:00. Model Recitation in Arithmetic, .1. P. Coleman. 2:. Model Recitation in Reading, J. U. Crosen. CIrrjO- What to do in Emergencies, Leslie Thompson. 1:(X). Methods in History, Ed. Keaster. ISM. Verticnl Writing, S. It. Chris tian. .1. II. FlCKhS, I M. W. Rrl'uiiaucii. ) Grandmother Restock, the w idow of Uncle Ferd Rostock, is now 81 jears of age, and resides with her son-in-law, Phil Rush, in the Luckhardt addition. She has 23 grand and .11 great grand children. THE ROLL OF HONOR. A Personal Sketch of the Old Soldier Who Draws the Largest Pension , at This Office. ! John .1. Inghram was a member of ;('o. F..:t'Id Missouri Infantry, and wasju j participant in many liard fought battles. lie enlisted at St. Joseph in INfc!. and went immediate!.) to tlie front. George Adolph and Christian Meyer, for whom tli- G. A. R. iost here was named, were his messmates, and no three better Mil lier ever enlisted in the war for the union. He left an arm on the field of Xn-h-ville. Tonti.. and for this loss ho is receiving a pension of J45 per month, and is probably the. largest pension now drawn by any ex soldier in our county. Tom Dobbins, of For- est City, who died last snriny. dn-w a larger nension- , hp an arm an(, ,,()l,ldor at the battle id Lexington. Mo. Win. II. tn hi. ; Mr ,,, ost his arlll j th(. j rfiBrR; lna(1(. ,JT t,f, F)uVrals upon th , , . "N- , the 10th of December, 1SG1. It will bp remembered that Sherman hail moved southward with his entire army on his famous "March to the Sea." and On. .Ino. 15 Hood was sent to invade Tennessee. He was met b; the Army of the Cumber land under Gen. George IJ. Thomas, "The Rock of Chieaiuaugn." Tho.'ESd Mis-ouri had been assigned to the lfith Armv Corns. Gen. A. J Smith commanding, and after Price raid in Missouri was sent forward with the entire corps to join Thomas at Xashville, and arrived in time iluriii; the battle of Franklin, and on the l."th of December tho battle or Xashville be gan. On the morning of the ICtli. Gen Smith's cori was ordenl to tho front and advanced into a draw, and upon orders laid down on their arms. An ar tillery duel then soon began in which there were some seventy-five pieces of artillery upon each side brought into ac tion, and this fearful conflict raged some seven or eight hours. Ixtth sides firiiij over Smiths corps, one of its members being Mr. Inghram. When the artillery ceased firing, the command was given to the infantry column to -forward double ouiek." and a charge was made tixn the rebel works. The line hail ad va n ceil scarcely a hundred yards, when Mr. Inghmui verv distinctly heard tho zip"" of the ball that told him some one had been struck. He had gone fully another hundred yards before lie rea lized that it was himself. The balls were falling thick and fast all around. and no thought was being taken of them iintilheattempted to raise his gun which he had In-en earrving at a "trail arms," and then it was that he realized that his left arm would not respond to the summons. A white flag was soon hoisted by the enemy, however, and "Our John" was taken to the rear, thence to the hos pital. where his arm was amputated just above the shattered place, where tho deadly "niinnie"" had done its work, and so our friend Inghram has ever since carried an empty sleeve. Mr. Inghram is emphatic in saying uli'1 m " preso.ii.mem ...., .y...K wi,h his command under that fearful i i .. r , ...i i artillery fire, that he would be shot that day. He reflected upon his past life, tried to look into the darkness or the future, and readih recalled many pass ages ol scripture, and was greatly sur prised at the remarkable number or these that came crowding thick and fast upon his memory, amidst the roar of cannon which was deafening, and know ing that the charge" would be ordered as soon as the artillery buglers sounded the "cease firing." Mr. Inghram is now alxiut 07 years oT age, and was about Jfc! when ho enlisted. He was horn in Louden county. Vir ginia. March 22, 1S."J0. and came to this countj in 1S0I. locating on the old Springer farin.soutlieast of thiscit.nnd after raising one crop entered the army. On July 1. 18C!t. he married Miss Lizzie Cottier, who is still living. They have no children, but we have no more vorth Christian cop!o in our land than Mr. Inghram and wife, and wo trust they may live many wars yet to enjoy thi comfort-, and innsolatiou of their religion Mr. and Mrs. Inghram united with the M. K. church in 17(i. Tin- veteran organizations all over the country are preparing to nent the at tacks now being made upon the jh-ii-Monor-. of the United States. They elaim that so long as the pr-.enl pen sion Inns are on the statute hooks they should be ramd out. instead of being avoided, delayed ami put off fur the pur ine of cutting clou II (n-li-iiiii exjtendl tures. If the pension biiiean and con gn-ss are of the opinion that tin. much money is being paid out for -nsions, then tln-e old veterans tay to repeal or amend thi' laws instead of heaping in suit upon injury tow.-uds the honest jx-nsionei We hne taken the pains to compile a list of those old Mildiers in this vction ot our county, who are Uion tho pension rolls, and we do not think there is a sin gle one that is not legally and lawfully entitled to his js'te-ion, because he has beyoml iloubt stablihheil his claim un der the pension laws. Hut wo will rcTer to the proof hereafter. The li-t referred to is as follows: Adolph Gi..:s.t Mi. 12 bO Uond .ino.. t:; Mo 10 () Call Win.. 2.". Mo 17 (X) linker Peter. KM I nil 10 (X) Royd Henry, 2 W. Va. Cav W, (H) Daunt Martin. I.i Kas. Cav 12 IK) Coleman R. L.. 2 Xeb. Cav 12 00 Cummins G. W.. CI Ohio H 0(1 Crider J, M.. 207 Pa H 00 Culp Johnathan. I M. S. M I" 00 Cotton Geo.. 1 M. S. M C 00 i Craig J. A. 41 111 r, m ! Curtis Jno., n Tenn. Cav 17 (JO Cooksey David. -10 la i; oo Dobyns D. P., 1 Mo. lid 12 00 Denny H. E. 5 III. Cav s 00 Dawson Sam. 4 M. S. M H 00 Elder J. R 12 oo Earl Jno. W.. (5 Mo. Cav s 00 i W . . 12 00 ... 12 00 .. OOOi . 12 00 j . . Hi 00 ! . 12 (X) . . . 0 00 ... 12 00 ... 10 00 ... 10 CO ... 17 00 ... 12 00 . .. S 00 ... 24 00 .. 12 00 ... :w oo ... 0 00 . . . S 00 ... 12 00 ... 4.1 (X) . . . 8 10 ... S 00 . .. 8 00 . . . S 00 ... 8 00 . .. 12 00 ... 8 00 . . . 00 ... 8 00 . . 12 00 ... 12 00 . .. 12 00 .... 8 00 ... 8 00 ... 12 IX) . . . 12 00 . . . 12 (X) . . . 12 00 . . . 12 00 . . . 0 (XI ... oo . . o oo . .. (J (K) ... 0 00 . . . 12 00 ... 30 (X) ... 0 00 o oo ... 12 00 .... 12 00 . . . 21 00 ... 12 00 . .. 12 00 . . 12 00 ... (i 00 ... 8 00 ... r. oo . . . 8 (X) ... 10 00 . . 8 00 ... 12 (X) . M. Ferbrache G W Fletcher Abe, !) M. S. M... . Foo 1). C Gentry Alf.. 4:1 Mo Garner J..!..") M.S. M.. .. Green A. II.. 4! Ohio Hostetter E. P.. 12 Pa. Cav. . Howell Jas. T., IS Ind Hensley Robt., 1 Mo. Cav.... Hughes Sam. II Mo Hahn Dan Sr.. 2J Mo HuiattG. W..4M.S. M ... Hayes Thos . .17 III Hayes Jno.. Col. Inf Hifdiard Geo. W.. la. Hill Thos.. 2 111. Cav Inghram Jno.. 'El 5Io Jones Jno.. l.i Iowa King Jacob. 4.1 Mo Kunkel Dan. 4 M. S. M Kline Win., 4 M. S. M Kinsley Jacob, 4 M. S. M King Sylvester. 48 Mo Kerns L. M Knox Win.. 4" Mo Kirk Thos., .19 X. Y Levcrich Clinton. 43 Mo Lovolady Win.. -18 Mo Lynch Levi. 15 111. Cav Lentz Jonas Lukens Win. D.. '70 Ohio... Lansing Jerome Leach Edgar Markt Jacob. 1 M. S. M Markt Fred. I M. S. M McDonald J. C. 1(M III Murphy Pat. 4 M.S. M Millican II. C, 21 111 Miller Geo..:! M. S. M Morgan II. F., 10 Ind Morgan Henry Xipher D. L.. 1 X. V. Art. Xorris E. W.. 22 Iowa Nichols Geo. W.. 113 Ohio. . . Xowland Satn, 4 M. S. M Opel W. C Patterson Robt., Mexican Peret II. E.. t!2 III Philbrick Cyrus. Mexican... Phelps II. J.. I la. Cav Polly Joseph. .1 M. S. M . . . . Painter Edwin Parker Chas Planalp Jno.. SI Ind Rostock F.S..2.1Mo Rush Phil. 4 M. S. M Rhodes I. C 2 Minn. Cav. . Reel Alox..:M Ind Reynolds J.is. P.. .11 Mo Ru'hl Jno. r, M. S. M Stephenson Jno. F., Mexican ... 8 00 . . 12 00 ... 12 00 . 12 00 ... 8 00 Simmons W. E.4lMo Seentan Fred, 2.1 Mo Scott W. W., .11 Iowa Smallwood D. P., 89 Ind ShaifTer W. II., 7 Kas. Cav. . . Sutton Frank, 133 Pa . . 12 00 ... 1000 ... 24 00 .. 8 03 ... 10 00 Siis Peter. .1 Mo. Cav Thornton Dan, 14 Kas Thompson Lafayette Vining W. R.. .1 Mo. Cav .... . f. (JO . . 10 oo . . 8 00 . 12 00 . . . C. 00 . . 12 00 . . 10 00 . . 8 00 ... 8 (X) ... 12 (K) . 12 00 Wnre A. C..27 Ohio Walker M. D.. 2 111. Cav Waogele Aug . 4 M. S. M Worley Noah. 7 Kas. Cav. . . Wiekhant Kb.. .1 Mo. Cav.... Way I. L.,.1 M.S. M Warner Win.. 10 Ind Wright Jeff Worley J. F Zachinait Dan. 82 Ohio Young D. A.. .1 M.S. M . . 12 00 .. 12 00 . . li 00 The rollowing widows of Id soldiers ire upon the rolls: Iirown Mary, Benson Agnes, llennctt D. E . Curry Mary. Casey Emma. Dawson America, Forney Barbara, Castle Rebecca. Dtor Cvntha. Eekle Susanuah. Gillenwatcr Jenetta.Guycr Margaret. Holtz Kate G.. Htiintt Lucinda. Kelley Casandra. Pendergast Jane. Sopor Melvina. Watson Lydia. Quick Jane. Now. to prove the claim: It seems to us that the government nas tiirowu around itself in the way of legislation a series of laws that amply protects it from fraud, that under these laws we be lieve thafthe number of frauds are at their very minimum. In order to prove his claim the pensioner must first prove in honorable discharge. If this cannot be established the claim stops right there. Tho application must be filed with proof of identification as the per son he represents himself to be. These tatements must give primary facts of government record, to which they have no access, and must state the complete record of the soldier, which must be cor roborated bv two witnesses. The law makes it a felony to make any false statement. The claim having been tiled. it must first be exactly corrolwrated and identified by the official records id the war department, and called for at once. and if there be any discrepancy, it must be rectified, and failing, the claim dies, and if there In; the slightest evidence of fraud, all concerned with tho claim may lie i-rimiuallv prosecuted. Jf the soldier is identified not onlv by two livin wit uesses but by tho silent records or the war department the claim proceeds. It j mo-! ..ass the. scrutinoiisexnminationor! allcgi-d exerts of the numerous divis ons. and every discrepancy or delicien i'V must be explained or proven. If there s any doubt, whatever, it goes to the special division, where it is sent out to special examiners, for sjieeial investiga tion. Then again, he is soon ordered to apiear before a hoard of examiners, i where again ho is questioned as to Ins record, and this is again compared with any of his former statements, which is in the hands of the examining board.and ir any other er.-oii should appear, it would at once bo discovered. Hero the physical examination proceeds and ev ery disability of which the soldier has complained is arcfullY considered. Proof of Inw, when and where the dis abilities compaim-d of were incurred. After sjrf-cial cYimiinatioii by excrts. both in medical department anil legal departments, and lastly to the final board. Finally after it few years of do lay tho oiihiou is either grnntitl or re jeeted. Every step the claimant makes to secure his pension from the filing of his claim, to the payment or his iension check, a complete reeonl is innde, and no matter where he mav be he ran boas easily tracked up as an elephant could be tracked ina six inch snow. To us it seems next loan impossibility far a fraud to escape detection in past ing through such anj unrelenting, tiro less search. Tho facts lire, there are practically no frauds nnd very little, if any, violation of law connected with the pension bureau. Mr. Ioohren, in-nsion commissioner under Mr. Cleveland's Iato administration, spent &10O.OO0 to exam Elder W. J FryThos...:Pa.Cav. Foster Jacob. 4 M.S. ino the cnsion rolls for frauds, and found only ONE in 25,000 iensioners that he thought should not be on the pension rolls This tirade against our country's defenders originated from the same source thnt hurled the vitupera tion from 1801 tu 1SIV, that called the soldiers "Lincoln hirelings"and "Gra tit's butchers." Our Methodist Friends. This church Iihs hail h very succens ful year, and its pastor, Rer. Henry Crnmpton, has proven himself, not onli an able minister, but he has huivu him self a financier of Home ubility. The conference year will close next month, the annual conference meetiiigat Han nibal. On'Suiulay latit there were 132 prevent at Suudny school. Rev Cramp ton at tho regular servica presented the "Cause or Missionn"in a tttroug nnd able sermon, resulting in a total collection or S105; neventy of which wan the church's full apportionment fur mis-inns nnd the balance or $3-1 00 was apportioned to the balance due for other benevolent col lections, leaving a clear balance sheet to the credit or this church. In udditiou to this the church has rained some $-KX) for improvement purpose, which uaf used in putting in steam heat, repaint ing, papering, and new wiiulowp. The total amouut that will have been raised by this church at the close of their fiscal year will reach the Imndsumo some of SlfXXl, or about til per capita of its membership. In mnking the im proyemeiits to the church building, quite a number, outside of the member of this chiiroh.contnbuted lubstmitiidly, which wms appreciated very much. In this connection we might tfivs little history in connection with tint item. The Methodist church of this city is the outgrowth of the original organization instituted in the winter of 1841. and organized bv Rev. Edwin Perry, and whs organized nt the resi dence of Elian DnidFon. two miles north of Forbes, and some li va or six miles southeast of Oregon. Resides the minister and hid wde. the member of this organization were ll-njaniin David Bon and wife, Julin Rotiisou, Geo. Scott and wifw, William Rolnsun and wile. Jcsiah Pierce and mfe. Chine Pierce, Geo. W. Lujus and wife, Frances A. Pierce, n daughter of the two last men tionad. Rev. E. M. Marvin, afterwnrda Bishop of the M. E. church, was the first minister to preach the gospel in our city. i'rior to lot4 tbere seems to uo no records of the Orneon M. E. church. On June 9th, 1SG4, tbechurzh was organized by Rev. Edward Rozell, with the follow ing roll of members: lianjanun Allen and wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Hunker. L. D. Barnes mil wife. Jacob Cronk and wife. Dr. J. A. Cdlen and wde. R-v Dr. A. J. Evans and wife. The hitter named gentleman was the first recording sec retary or tlie first jiiarter!y conference held in this cty. In the latter part or 1801 or tho early part id lf.1t the ful lowing members were added: Dr. Ren ben King aud uife. AdriHti Hobhtzell and wife, Mrr. X'ancy Jackson, Mrs. Elizabsth Kreek. Snmuel Whitmer and wire, Joseph Martin and wire. Silas Pierce, now deceased, aud one of the original settlers of the county, did not uuite with Hub church until 1S(3, and Andrew Geuecker, alan deceased be came a member in 18(i9. The following is the roster of the ministers of the church since this organization: Edward Rozell, 1S04- 0 F.S. IiiggP 1SG0- 7 Samuel Huffman 18C7- 8 J. Li. Hatfield, 18(53- 9 J. F. Boyle 18C9-70 William Hauley 1870-71 F. It. Graham 1871-72 S. W. Thornton 1872-74 Oscar Williamp 1874-75 W.L. Edmund ISio-n S. II. Enynrt 1877-79 Isaac Chivinglou 1879-80 James Showalter, 1830-81 Samuel Camthers 1881-81 Chap. Miller. 1884-8.1 W. B. Christv 18ai-87 J. R Sasseen, 1888-89 C.J. Wamen 1887-91 C. H.John 1891-93 M. H. Smith, 1893-90 II. Crampton, ISSM- Of the original members, the follow ing have d'ed, with date of dtath and age nt the time of death: Benj Allen. July 11. 1887: 73 Annie Allen, Fb .1. ISSd "1 Edgar Allen, April G. 18S7 .13 EhzNbeth Allen, April 2-1. 1888 47 Evans Dr. A. J.. J.m 7. 1873 47 K-ubt-n King. Fob 1.1. 1893 74 Johu Proud. Dec 8, 1831 7S Joseph M'irtin, Oct 10, 188:$ 82 Silas Pierce. April 17. 1890 73 A. Gemecker. April 29. 1891 7 Barbar.i Gemeeker, Julv 11, 1S93.... 72 Jackson Xancy. Nov 1. 1890 83 Lucas G W. Dec 30. 1832 7.1 The pres-nl house nt worship, which hat but recently undergone valuable and c-.'in tor! able iinprnv-niei.is, includ ing hteam heating, was built in 1879, the corner Mono being laid July 1th .or that year, R-v. Wnyman ptevchirg the sermon on (he occ;:son. A handsome ! parcnr.'ige is a part of the M. E. church properly nnd m built or. the lot north of the church. It wns built in IS92. the corn, r -tone being laid Jarnihrv 20th. and w i Minn d in honor f Mrp. Re I l , i,., .. . 1 1 I.' . w II Gral.tiiii. who hud this chii'ge m J37I-2 Mrs. Graham died, Miihlct ly from heart dioease August III. I8S9. n! the age id 70 yearp. The tirrl Methodist rmon ever preaeheil on this continent was preach ed by John U'eidev, on Match 7. 173(5. in Savauiiah, Georg-n. REAL ESTATE MIMEOGRAPH rcni.isiiKn w KrM.t in ir. ii nicriMtns. OltfOOV. .MO. Ot'Kl.'K I PSr.MlISI.N HIK .MOOIIK III.OCK. Atetracter and Ncptialor or Loans. Transfers for tlie neck ending Janu ary 29, 1H0S: WilUtAX r OKI II II I. Want anil wife to Aim.i M llr. gnr). lot 12, l.lwrk 1.1. Wiir.riiilil I'ralic. . Tt Marsntrl 'lajl.irtn.li.ini K1avl.ir.etal. will Jim U Itrlilui i sr In l.ui Mnlla llrlilf- iiion.ull nt.'rtv - will II F Tracy anil wile lo Win Tracy, Inn In -s.rji.a: i Win Iracy anil wife I.. .hi.. II l.iiN.Un.l 111 au.l XI.oi.xi lli-NI V I'nlviTHinl wile lii.ln.i C llliikle. rui 111 n.iai.xiuml .cr.i.:n i.irn It T Alllrr an.l w lle;i.. Sas.ui .Miner rial. :a). in -.iiainl i'l.i.(i,i'i io.'jki .1 It Krmnr unit wile l Kllatirlh Price. pt lt IT an. I is, liliick A".I iitxl ,M ail. I JlralK I C A I'nriiiitt InS.irali K ltn..Vik in m ir. C2..1M . J.--"1! l.lle Pilre l. A 1 1 l.nH t Uttt 17 anil lK.MiM'k "A".l ami .M a.M Craic ... : Marlli.i HnviliT In rii.iriollle Cnrlis. Ii.Ih 7 ami H. li!.K-k 7. writ OriTnli wo OI'irCI.AIM lKK.ts S.l K111.il tn K.l VaniliTl.lli.lc. l"l id. II. 12. IS. II nail I... Work IV .Maltlnnit. ... .vh) .1 II lirali.un In W .1 l.aii'fenl. Ml in.liliK-k 9, rnreslClly . 1 For n good coffee, either green or rotated, and for the beat iiiialtty of tan, try Geo. Saetnan, ho haa the best, nnd ia aelhng thaui cheap. EVENTS OF THE WEEK A Weekly Reauino of Local History for Your Scrap Hook. During the v-cl: mentioned with the dates, ncciirreil Hie following inlerentiug events tn ilie hiniiiry of Holt, count v. rK.itm;.i:v. IK37 - Treaty with the Such snd Iowa tnhcp. whereby the Phitte PnrehaHe" hecnniH n part ot the Mate. 1.1811 -David R. Atchipou was ap pointed circ tut judge by Gov. Thos. C. Reynold. Atchisjn arioruurd served in the U.S. hctuiti' rrniH 1813 to 18.1.1; acted im President of the II. S. ror one day by renvoi) or Mcli. 4 coining on Suuiluy. Ho was acting us preiodent of the senate. 2. 18fil- 12. 1MI2I 1.1, 1811 lfi. 1811 RobiiiMiu tV lhgg" became the u.vnerH of the Holt county XeH. A. X. Ruley became tiie owner ol the floirCor.NTV Sknti.nki. Holt county was created by an act of tlie legislature. Tlie date of the coinmipi ions of the first county court of Holt county commic-inners were t-igned by Thos. C Rey nolds, Governor. Occurred the explosion of the Mound City mills. J. II. Col well. E. Ackley. .las. Dawson .). MoWilliauis and Wm. Anderson were killed by the explosion. 22. 1878 Three Score and Nineteen. A very pleasant family gathering in curred at the hoinoor Father Raylull, on tho20lh ult., the occasion being Mr Rnyhill's 79ih birthday. From a faun ly of eleven, only Father Rayhlll, to eous and two daughters mirvie, all the children being present, at (tie meeting at Ii h home in Hickory township, to winch all sat dowu to an elaborate din iier t-peeially prepaid ror the occasion. Jacob Rayhdl was born in Yashing ton county, Indiana. Jauuary 20, 1S19, his parents living near Xew Philadelphia at the time, lie came to Holt county in 1SG1. locating ou the farm upon which he ih now living. He was married to Margaret Morris, in Salem, Indiana, January 2, ISM, nine children, being the result ol this union, two biysaud two girls and Father Ray hill still living. Father Rayhill's parents wereMathew Rayhill, of Sweet Springs, Va., and his mother was a Miss Catharine Wolf, of same county and state, both of whom are dead. Mrs. Rayhill's father was a Jehohaphai. M'irris, r Puk.'ki countv. Xorth Carolina. Mr. Rayhill line never idei.tilied him self with any religious organization. He is one of the oldest it not the oldest Odd Fellow in the county, having been made a member of that order, in Salem. Indiana, in March 18.M. The Himviug children sre Caleb L. and Matt. II. and Mrs. Lizzie McDaniel, of Hickorv township, and Mrs. J. li. Denuy. of Mound City. Mr. Rayhill has 21 grand children; these are by tho following children: Mrs. Lz7.ie McDaniel, Ti; Mrs. Caih. Xuwl.itul, now deceased, 4; Mrs. Denny, .1; Mrs. Cole, deceased. 4; Caleb, 7; Matt II., 2; Sam, deceased, 1. Erastus and Stewart Now land, are children of Catharine Xow land Eraslus married a daughter of Rev. Cowden, and haveone child. Stew art marriid a Miss Alloway, or Audrew county, und have one child. Frank Mc Daniel is teaching the Poynter school: he is the sou of Mrs. Lizzie .McDaniel, aud married the daughter of Rev. Cole, or Mound City; they have 2, children. Ora is a daughter of Mrs. Denny, of Mound City, who married a Mr. Foster, Hgent at Xnpier; they have 2 cluldreu. making a list of six great grand chil dren. The Tie That Binds. The following marriage licenses were iasued during the month or Janunry, by Recorder Moore. QArmack Albert F., and Mamie Detilin, or Mound City, January 2.1. Barkpr Clemon U, and Alhe Smith, of Blgelow, January o, by II. l.Almre, judge of proh-ite. Harnsou E I. B., and Rosa A. Groves, of Mound City, January 23, by J. S. Hart, J. P. Laaibretn Louurd, und Emma J. Pat terison, of Orrgou, January 13, by Key. H. A. Sawyer. Meade Lute li., und Sarah E. Bean, of Eluigrove, January 21, bv Key. J. A. Stephenson. McKee Clyde S nnd Edun E. Bridg mou, ot Blgelow, January 2.1. Mclluire Nathan, and Delia D. Kyger, et Oregon, January 27, by Rov. II. Crampton. , Raines Win. or McPaul, Iown, pud Deiuurious Otis, of Taber, Iowa, Janii ery li, by H. T. Alkire, probate judge, j Ratnt-ey Chas. A., and Ida Stone, of j FortuHcue, January 21. , Stout Robert R., of Oregon, and Bes . sie M. P.ige, ot Craig, Janinry 13, by i Rkv. A. R. Huinl. Stuart ChasS.,ot Fortescue. and Alum j E. Huffman, or Burlington Junction, . Mo., January 31. Tiylor Win. C, tunl Edna Likes, of ( St. Joseph,. January 21. i Vandeveiiter Occur A., and Ada Ban-1 nit.g, or Mound City, by Jas II. Ball. J. j P.. January 3. ! Williams Harvey E. nnd Esther S' Ijiiiion. of Now lVmt, Jaiiu ... I.' I Otho Mart I. P. v altera uocen ii.. aim ...is. r.iiniii. ! McGrath. id Mound City. January 27. I ! ... i. t. . . ii . . , Trust ee's Siilf. Wli.rca..laiiifs '.. ilum ami .M.ir IC. Wil son. Ills .mIc. I.y tln-lr .li'.-.l : triist..i.it.-.l lie 'Jlti ilay "I Fclirnary. A. I.. I'.i. ami ri cer.lcil In tlie i.Hlcc el tl.e ii cnrttrr nt ileeiU d Hull r.iiuil. Mlssontl. In IhM.kTI at ...i:e V.I. ii.n xcyisl'l.. Hie 11111lctOKn. il in Irnit. In -ccnie Hie IMitiiclit et Hie two riiiiilsnr untis 111 s.i.l Ice.l nl Irnsl ..irll.'iil.irb .1. ctllicl. Hie tell.. w -Uv le-i-rltei) real esalclli:atcln lloll emit . MKsniiii.ti.-wll . The nnitliwi-st .i ail. r "f s. rllntitwnitt -I.Mir (VI), li lnwiisiiiiiiii-iwi.ii.L'ii.i r.iuci tnirij -nine Anil, wlli rcai.ili fanll lias l.ceii iii.i.le tu lie' ii7i....'iii i.l riirli ..1 sai.l ii.itrs. ami Intrri'st tlirrrnn'Uiil cu ll 1. 1 said in. Irs ate i.l-l .laran.I ilcUiiItr.l. Ami w lirrras. tlie ..wnr nt saiil milrs lias re riiieslnl me tn cKicule tlie iM.wi r III Ine listed l.ciialilili'i'il i.l.lrust ami sell sal.l real estale.nml out nl tin" prnci eils nl s.ilil sate av ll.e In lirlilciliiessalniesjilil anil Hie rusts nt sale ctirnl tlirtrl.) ... Tlierrtnre. hi ..mipllalirc w Ith saM rriili't. ami In piiraianrenl ll.e newer veste.l In me I.y sal.l ilri'il nl trust. I wilt sell s.ilit rmli'stnleMl imlillr vriitlne tn the litulir-tlilitilrr Inr cash. 1.11 MONDAY. Flillltt'AltV A. 1.. I:". nt the nnrtll frnxt ilnnr nltliernurl linuse. In ttie('lt i. Oreisnn. IUII .nuiity.Mlssiiiitl. W. II. UICIlAltDS. Truktav. Jiaiary-.-a.w. Riclivillo nnd Wcodvilli. - George Celvin hns moved back on his father's place. John milliard's little babe has been ill for several weeks The old Carroll place will change renters the first of March. hie. Raiidleinaii has bought him a phni so we are informed. Mr. Parsons visited his iiaughier, Mrs. Darnell and family Sunday - G. W. Hihhard and wife have re turned from their visit in Howell county. .lohiiatlian Culp has .-old his farm east id Riehville to a man b the name of Stout. -Mr. and Mrs. F.-rre. Mr. Ope! and Miss Lorn Opel and several other- hae the gripie. - John Brodbeck spent a few das, tiie first of the week, visiting his Wo.d ville friends. - Miss XaiiiiieShcpharil returned Sat unlay, from a two wit ks' visit with rel atives in St. Joseph. Rev. II. Crailllltoil will lire:..-!, in tho Riehville school house every owning! ol tins week. Services to coliimem.i. at (i:.'!0. Mrs. J. I). Trill l.;.u I....... ...ir.. from the grip, nervousness and heart trouble. Dr. Evars attending phsi oian. .'. I!U I'attorson, Sr.. and his -on. William, were in this neighborhood ou business last week, and when here pur chased a cow of J. Curtis. Mr. Hill and family intend to move back to Forest City, "and a partv from Forest City will mine where Mr. Hill lues, the Roily Ramsav place. Henry Loucks. of Ursa, 111., brother ol Peter Ixmcks, lately deceased, visited. .t n in. oiiuumiKHi s nuiiu;iv: also uoni i Smallwood and wire and D. P. Small wimkI and wife. Prof. . Gohagan's singing school promises to he Ix.th instructive and in tore-ting. It is held in the Woodvide school house Wednesday and Saturday evenings, beginning at 7iU. There has been a good attendance. Mr. Allen. Mr. Culp's son in-law, who has been living on Mr. Culp's Rich villi; farm, intends to move on the Wil liams place and keep hou-e for G. K. Hihhard. we are informed. Others say G. K. will set up house keeping soon. Now, which is right? Gottleih Fink quite severely injured one ot his shoulders while wrestling one day at school with young Hughes. Eva lavender also has a lame shoulder or arm, caused by a fall. One or the Ikivs at school put out his Toot and tripped her when running. She fell, striking her shoulder, putting it out of Joint. AliVTK. Curzon. - Mrs. Dan Willey is quite sick. Miss Silvia Sipes is very sick. - Dan Graham was on the sick li-t. last week. W. S Clifford and family Sundayed with relatives in Oregon. Mrs. James Dawson was confined to her room last week with la grip!e. - Richard Randall, of Fortescue. was hero last week, helping his son Frank move. - Dan .Jamison and family have gone I to Mlclnfiniiin. ii'I.i.r. Dm. cvitccts to farm in the future. -Mrs. Pearl McFarl.tnd. of Forest City, was tho guest of relatives and friends hero last Sunday. - Mrs. W. F. Yaryan aud baby, Roy. of Wathena. Kas.. are tho guests of her mother nnd other relatives here. - Mrs. John Worley and children, of Forbes, were the gui-sts of her si-ter. Mrs. P. J. Sios. Sr.. several days. last week. Frank Randall, who has been living on Mrs. Sarah Conn's farm, has moved on one of Mr. Thomas Cottier's farm-, near the Shaiffer school house. Ino. Good Roads Convention. Following is the program lor the Good Bonds convention, to be held at Mait UihI, Friday. February 2.1, ISM: IMiOOKA.M. Should we have a road on each section lme-W. H. Paxton. The next practical step Tor the im provement of our present roads-Jacob Wehrh. Hill-top work between Oregon nnd New Point Albert Hardinan. Rond draining in Holt county's low lands -Jacob Book. Three minute speeches O. M. Fiel, Elmer Hunter, Wm. Hanks, John Nor man, Al Boring, Henry Morse, John W. McDaniel. Are our present road laivs abrenit of our improved ruad-meking machinery Judge Asa Ttirpiu. How can we bring our antiquated road laws up-to-date Hon. X. F. Mur ray. Dinner. AITKKNOON. Mtibic. Towiir-hiporganization D. W. Por'er. Ancient Roman roads B. O. Cowan. Road makiugiu the good old time R. Colhson. Judge Leeper. A. C. Snell, Judge Morgan. Frederick Conz. J. R. Bradford, Eb Rozell. J. D. Goodpasture. What influence have good roads on the value or farm property- Mel Brunv brugh. Recitation- .May Gelvin. Can we afford to put the tops of the hills into the hollows -C. G. Landon. Three minute speeches Win. II. P.it. terron. A. Strough, Win. Wakeley, Au-giit-t Shroeder, Riley Mclntyre. Jacob Xauman1. Jacwb Crider. Poultry Wanted b the Clarir,fla Filly, Bailer &Ei Co.,; . . To be delivered at I U V L M'i'ft I1 V v HflrPtl 1IU U II mm.TnTrin ni 1IT ' IJ.l . Uillt 1 11 1J 1 I'i 1UIUUI UllJjlltjU. Friiluy.FHiriiury I l.oiifilav only I - We will pay the following price in cash: It. -ii Tiirki-ts.iH-r IN.11111I.... ... rlr Yniiin: 2i.ll.Irr, ..t im.iiii.1 1 II. I Ci.lililrrs. I"'r IH.1111.I 1 1 .-11 ! t " I I lurks, lull fputli.-rcl ami I it. l-rr ti-i .. Crrsr, lull t. alln r. il .-nil Lit. h ril.'rn 1 M.l Kimstrrs, per .t'.rn All Y11111.1: KH.strr. -r .im.l ; r!'' ' v 1 I '' - ! J I Craws to be empty. Sick and Un marketable Poultry not wanted. We dress our own jioultry the year round and' can afford to pav '1011 nio'ro than ! hovers w ho do not. " ' j HOLD VOUR l'OULTRV FOR US. - Wesley chased .tho Zachman recently pur- Acton home. The Acton I brothers aud family expect emigrate to ' Rockford, Washington, about the first of March, where they will make their future home. Forest City. Ra-s Meek, of Mound Citv, ppent Sui.day nnd Monday with friends in this citv S-ieriff Edwards, was u Forest City visitor. Moudav a lIe- - Teare Rruthers have added livery wajjoii to the:r htiMnei-s. - Jacob Luupp is confined to hi- bed with an attack ot rheumatism. - Dr. liuilock expects to make a busi ness trip t. Chicago, next week. "Colourl"' Bailey moved into the France luuse on Main street, Tuesday. - .Mri. Wm. Canou mid son, Jim, ot M.juiui City, were here ou business, Saluiduj. Joe Mine!. oil now occupies the Mc M n tin properly on Mam street, having moved tlieiu .Moml.ix. Mir-es G.d.be and Stella and Mr. Hurry Williams visited O J. Foster and if at Napier. Saturday evening.! In an accident while coasting, n son !"f ''" I'"'"". '" injured to such an f-ervicen of a extent to roituire the physician. --Mrs. Weber Bpeut Suuday with her huhlmuu, A. G. Weber, who with his son Ernest, are working on the packing houses at St. George, Mo. Dr. Bullock wjs called to tlie home of Joe Morgan, near Napier, Sunday morning to attend a chilil or Morgau'a I who i ilaugerou-ly ill with pneumonia. A lively rumpus occurred in "Dog town" Saturday between James Wall and lus brother in-law. Hare, in which Hare came out second best. Walls, it is said, used the butt end of u revolver with pretty go-xls elfec. upon the pate ol ..r. Hare. I lie trouble grew out of a family row. Some time ago a young man by the name or Brincy. from McPaul. Ia., came here with a mule team and wagon and set up business with a phonograph. The business didn't seem lo pay well aud he decided to embark into -omet'iing that would pay. II- dci!h'' on th drug husiiirssund struck up a trade for the drug store of John Nichols at New Point, giving hi- n nlrs, harness, wagon nnd phonograph in exchange. But I o scon tired of his bargain, or his father, who owned the mule", did. aud came here to replevin the outfit. Due success of law was gone through and a retrch was begun for the mules. They were no where to lie found. Nichols had fold them, and the purchaser in turn had sold them, end strange to say, they had list all track of them. After failing to find the mules Brincy put the papers in the hands of Wa.te C. Hill. win. round them Suudav morning, after 30 miles driving, on the farm or Clark Smith, north or Mail land, and brought lliem Here, i ii ease will mini up at the April term of circuit court. Bn.i.. ' E. Welier spent Sunday in St. Joe. I .Mr. Clyde White will leave soon for Denver with lus rather. Mrs. II. Robinson returned rrom Mound City on Wednesday. -Several were baptized at the Chris- tian church Suudav artcrnoon. i lie ice pacuers were again ai wont an Tuesdn ity. The i " F 'tie eill'essly --Scarlet fever is reportiti City, and many parents are frightened. The following mouthers were receiv ed into Die M t-T church Stmitl. S!im dav night: Mr. nnd Mrs. Hoover, the two Miss Elders and Allen Elder. ., , , .. .. . (Jiltto a crowd of Methodist young folks lioarded sleds last Fridav evening and drove out to tho home of the'Elders. A inerr tune is retiorteo. A great many have been indulging in tho coasting on the slope in front of Mr. Hovey's. James Profiit met with a fence nnd came out with a scaled chin. X. v. v.. Oakland. -Born, to J. F. Acton and wife, ascn, Jsnunry 31. ltf)3. Miss Florence Reese was viriting in Oregun, Saturday. Willis Wilson Fpeut Sunday with home-folks, near IJigelow. -Miss Ada Burner mis a visitor at Oakland school, Friday last. We are glad to se, Jake Millison out again, after his long confinement. Charley C.ir.-on and wife nre visiting j Chiirley's brother in Kansas, this week, j -Mr. and Mrs. Burr Cass were visit-j ing Mr. J. H. WU9011 and family. Sun-1 day. Saveral person from here attended the biptizing at Forest C.ty hist Sab bath. A number (dour young people at tended the literary at Kimspy, Friday night. They report an excellent time with prospects of still better next Fri day night. -I pee by the Willow Spring's Index. Congressman Lloyd of the lirft district, presented a petition from 700 Missouri petitioners, asking Ihat the enroll-d milltiaof Missouri be pensioned. T.os is ns it should he. Lt congress pen sion everv deserving old soldier, wheth er he be mi 1 1 1 in or lT. S. ol.her. ' Rejort of Oakland pcIi.wiI fertile' month en.iing January 2i. ls:iS: -Sum 1 iter m pupus etiroueo. . wuoie uiimiM-r of days atlend.d by .,11 the pupils. 11.1; average number id pupil. attending ouch day. 20 li; average number id days at tended by each pupil. 1153. Those per fret in attendance and deportment: I'at ( rick Doolev, G race Doolev. Iee Duotev. ;Cor:t Donley. Lull Wilson. Hubert Wd 1 son. Ida Burner; Jessie Burner. Roe ! Burner. 1 Hugh Burner ilif covered a fox track I near ho place He coucludJ to lin.l . 1 .. r ... r 1 i vv I'll' ll.r l' li'Ml urm; m nii.u iih..... . , , nt.. 1 he had gone in tns burrow. Ilughfh.il. ,. i , 1 .1 . 1 1 ! j Lis foxl.ip in; ho then returned In.ei J : and put on seme warm clothes and we..t j , buck and clm.bed 111 a tree, after reiimv . ing tlie ob-trui- ion helmd placed before-1 the hole. There he watched with his j gun 1111 tiie air necamo too cniiiv i.i'i air became too chillv f'r I . -hut the den u,. again', and 1 nd got up at one o'clock the ' him when he next morning aud went back. n.;d built i .. fire ov-r '.ho entrance to the dm and i ss r . .. staid there til! dayhght. then got some : io neighbors to help him dig thefux hen the had ili.g at'out eight feet in the ground they came upon the ling r.iv their fun was ended tho fox had ! .... 1 r ...r !. .-. . p"oo.im..o. 1 m- iiiKi'j inejin Jtlnril fox that has lHen caught m tit fox that has 1 tiuiL.lil,iirl.i.ii.l tlua ivlntnr .I.AHK. . Vd mill 1st rat or.s Notice. 1 Nnttfe Is li.-r.'l.x cllrn. that Ii'tlrrsi.t admiii- Mralloii en Hie e-iate ..I Marixli ll.-iir. ile- ...ih...l n.r.. t.pt.l.1 l.i 1 1... l.t....n.ul .... Sitli il.ix nl .l.inii.iry. ts'.M.l.y ti(. l"r...ilr n.mt "' '""""ly. Missntiri. All i.rr-ens Ii iiti.ir claims a.uusi sai.l .l.ic are rruio stnl tn rx- I. il.lt Hi, 'in fur 1 11...V . 1 II... . .I.i.ii. I. trr.lnr williln nne year utter Hie it-itenl -anl Irltf.s.er 1 ;"'tliev mav ne prri'liwcl Irnm any lie iT.'.-lll Ji .l Irnm any In-hrflt uf : such estate ;aml II .m-li rUlmt he in.t rxlul.ileil I within two jears tmni tlie il.itenf tills iilIic:i I tii.ii. Iliry will l.e fen-vrr l:.rr'.I. .1. II. . 1 in.TIs. A.iinuiisirainr. Miss Delia Gray, of Forbes town sh!I! - Vs Hi''"'"'''""'1 f"r a. fe5r ,las tm"s '. 0' Mi lmra Lt-mberger. A Mr. Moore, of hreeniont. rseb. was visiting the family of P. W. Shani battgh last week. Mr. Moore is a friend of Miss haflie s. Ed. Morgan was at home this week for a few days, the guest of his parents, F. S. Morgan and wife. Ho is now with the bridge and building gang on the K. (J.. at. .loo. and u. is. railroad. New Point. -W- II. Sparks was delivering hoga to U. O. Cowan last week. LA. Puce an.! iiufna i delivering hogs Thursday cf last week I Mr. T. S. Bragg purchased a tine I piano from a Kan-ns City firm last week. -Rev. Darf.e. of Orn, tilled the pulpit for Rev. Tandy three davs f a(.t week. -Services are stili in progress at the Christian churJh, ard will contuse this week. -Henry Couk was looking after hip marblemteren here. Wednesday of last week. Miss Bertha Bowers of Warrens burg is the gue-t of her sister. Mrs. Dr. Mover. Mist Mm me S..eman, of Oregon. : wa"' 10 "ttfudance at church here Tours lda' n,ht- B. O. Cowan bought h nice bunch j fct'':" hogs of W. II. Sparks, of Ore gon.'Jilh Jan. Mrs. Mollie Hainm went to St. Joe., Saturday of last week. She will he absent about six weeks. -The "ground-hog" sa-v his shadow Wednesdny. Six week's more winter, so siythe prophets. - Mr. Archie Bruner. of Highland, Km., is visiting hig brothers. Kiene. John and Herb, this week. B. O. divan is doing quite a busi ness in the Short-Horn line. He sold and shipped two line bulls in the pa.t two weeks to Nebraska parties: One to W. A. L-.der or Waverly. and one to J E. ! Spear, of Lions. -Grandpa and grandma Pollock and Grandma Blonmer "took dinner" with the family i.r X. L. Pierce Wednesday of l ist week, (2th J in.,) which wa. Grand la . Pollock's 80:h birthday. X. Corning'. Ask S.ua how he like January bat is. -Talking abiui ghosts. th other night, when Oh, give us a rest. John Price, of Tarkio. was down the first of tne week ou legal business. Grandma Billman, who has been quite sick for some time, is reported much better. We regret that we haye a few citizens who take more interest in Craig than in our own little burg. Henry Dege left Monday ror a visit St. Louis, number ot With friends and relit i yes in hoin he has not seen fer years. ,, ... ; "A,ts- "in Berry, or St. Joseph, Yi-it.il with friemls and Mauve here thr- hitter p.irt of hint week, and fore P-'rt "r ,i,,s wek . -The new play, entitled "The Bells." by tiome t.ilent, und-r the leader ship ot i Evert Paul, was presented at th opera house Saturday night, . . ! " I lie new- paper recently st.-.rted at , i:: l,,.;,,. .Iv ..:.ll.r,,. ,tJir i...u . . already Jy began to he about its subsciu- tiOU I,titAa,:lnJ" Ledger. This is the- . pa,,dr startf"1 b-v Ks 't"rSiiiirl. of this place. ! Ice packing is over and Coming has ; more ice stored aw:iv now thun vrr t. ' for''- Our citizens are doubtless aimiog " 'ournish Craig with ice. as there has ! been but little put up at that plnce so ; far. j I --Mr. Woodbey. the colored orator. kc n-nm m lecture? nere sora? time ugo, was in town again Mondav; he wan on his way to the George hall in A tch son county, where he will lecture, and will go from there to Rock Port. Henry Thieman. Jr.. livinu north east of here has lost up to present writ ing, ia neau 01 cattle, l i e ctttle which were Mexican, were bicught in here 6oiue tune ago by Nndinn phrtiee. nnd were purchased by Henry. They ap peared, and doubtless were in a healthy condition then. Our state vetennary wns up lu?t week and examined them. He pronounced the disease non-con-tagiotis, unit thought the chief cauae due to over feeding, they being fed on ground feed. Henry says he ia nrraid there is a Tew more that will die. This is hard on Henry, as it will knock a hole in the profits id his cattle reeding ftr sometime Reportf.k. Culp. John Gentry has moved from farm of Wm. Risk to his father's. the Aunt Kate Green continues very feeble. We lioiie for her speedy recovery. We understand Jim Koeney will soon move to Mr. tSelvin's where he will farm this year. Mrs. William Ken vis hns been very sick the just week.bttt i considered some better at this writing. - Rev. J. W. Stephenson will preach at the school house the third Saturday night and Sunday ot this month, his regular appointment. n.i . ... ... . jnx Mr- iuiixii.ro reunr and lus hrot tiers moved into the vacant house of . Gillenwaters. Thev will farm nnrt uf her place this ear lus yea Our class meetings at the school house still continue with unabated inter est. Old and young take a part and ail trv to make it a success. Literary at the school house every Wednesday night. Good attendance, good order and generally a good program a d always an interesting debate. - Mis Julia Stephenson has gone to Fremont. Iowa, to live with her uncle. Mike Stephenson. We all join in wi.-hing . ...... .,..! . i -it i , i tier suivcss at d hoto sue wilt lc pleased ,, , , ' . 1 with her new home, A gixdl tiuiulierof the neighlN.rs nnd friends gathered at the liotneof John Stephen - on. Jr . Satunlay. January 2t. w ith well lill.il baskets and etiimcd an .. ., , . , ... J1 t'wnvxl love feast in honor of Mrs. V,',',,,'I,.",S 1,'rt,l:' 1 ''.v r sih uitiiay logetncrami aricawisn '" "'"''X my '"'" of the day n'rry tuai me .lanuary. lays miisl lie -"" The countv altas man has been call. in tin- di.-trict wii-k. We horn, i.oui'h will fei-1 iiil..r..t.-l .. . tne worK to suoscnlie so liberal that they will push its complc. tion. It will Ik- a grand affair when tin ished. - Some of the Culpites had intended to take advantage or the lino slcUviiing by paying a visit to their pastor. Rev. J. W. Stephenson, of Monarch, but tho in clemency of the weather forbids at pres ent, but look out Brother Stephenson tho people of this neighliorhood are in. variably- hungry. Thev will come in on you sometime in tho near futuro even if tho weather is not as mild as .Mav. UXn I loo. We will send you Tun Skntinm. and Prairie Farmer, rd Chicago, one of the beat farm journals in tie country for only 31.70. Send or call nt once. Rev. Henry A. Sawyers is in Matt land, this week, assisting" Roy. Caldwell. of the Presbvtorian church, in a meet ing, and will likelv remain overSabhafh Rev. Caldwell coming to Oregon to preach in the Presbyterian church mnrn. ing and eronin?.