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The Second of February and Its Superstitions.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
rcni.isiiKn w KrM.t in ir. ii nicriMtns.
OltfOOV. .MO.
Atetracter and Ncptialor or Loans.
Transfers for tlie neck ending Janu
ary 29, 1H0S:
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 .
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.
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.
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
2. 18fil-
12. 1MI2I
1.1, 1811
lfi. 1811
RobiiiMiu tV lhgg" became the
u.vnerH of the Holt county
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
- 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
- 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
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:
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
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.
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
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
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
- !
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
- 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
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,
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.
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
--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.
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
" F
'tie eill'essly
--Scarlet fever is reportiti
City, and many parents are
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..
-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
Saveral person from here attended
the biptizing at Forest C.ty hist Sab
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
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
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
. 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
-Services are stili in progress at the
Christian churJh, ard will contuse this
-Henry Couk was looking after hip
marblemteren here. Wednesday of last
Miss Bertha Bowers of Warrens
burg is the gue-t of her sister. Mrs. Dr.
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.
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
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; "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
! 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.
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
John Gentry has moved from
farm of Wm. Risk to his father's.
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 . ... ... .
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
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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
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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
- 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?.

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