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A. C. HOSMER, - - Proprietor
FRIDAY, MARCH 21. 1884.
i CITY BREVITIES.
A kain Sunday night.
The street sprinkler goeth around.
G. S. Albright's is the place to get
Gkt your coal, Jombcr, lime, cement,
etc.. at Piatt & Frees.
Mr. Barney Meiers bought three
line cows for his dairy this week.
Go to Piatt fc Frees forlumber, coal,
etc. If you want the best coal or ldm-
ber see Piatt & Frees.
Mr. O. G. Roberts, harness dealer;
made an assignment one day lasi.
week to Sheriff Warren.
Frank QuinLEY now adorns the post
office department at Red Cloud, as
J. P. Walters has closed his school
Aid has taken a position in W. H.
Goodall fc Co.'s abstract office.
Go to P. S Albright's for your jew
elry, musical instruments, etc. You
ill save money by going to Albright's
Mr. West, J. P., and family returned
from the east, 'where they have been
visiting recently. Mr. West would
rather live in Nebraska.
Mr. C. Wikxer. of the Golden Eagle
clothing house, has doubled the ca-
fjiacitv of his store room, and now has
.dielviug to the ceiling with a .gallery
leading to them.
Married, on Thursday, March 13,
at the home of the officiating minister,
Rev. Q. C. Todd, Mr. Henry J. Shel
don to Miss Fannie C. Bright, both of
Mr. Humphrey Smith, one of our
stanch farmers, showed us his fine stal
lions last Saturday. They are fine
horses, and Mr. Smith, justly, feels
proud of his "babies," as he calls them.
H. C. Andres, one of the pioneers
of Welster county, raised 40 bushels
of corn to the acre lat year. He has
lived in Nebraska twelve years and
thinks this is a good enough country
We received the first copy of the
Trlescopr, published at Fullerton, Neb.,
l.v Shuck i Dorev. The naner is a
neat eight-column folio, and presents a
- handsome typographical appearance.
"We wish the Ttltwpe success.
Wk would respectfully call atten
tion to Mrs. S. M. Cupp's dressmaking
advertisement in another column.
Mrs. Cupp is prepared to do all kinds
of dressmaking, etc. at the mot rea
sonable terms. Tt will pay the ladies
to call on her.
Competition in the hog market
jeems to be the life of irade in Red
1 -Cloud, especially in the last few days.
Hogs were selling for $5.75 to $6.00 last
week and so far this week. The fann--ers
are the ones who profit by this
class of competition.
The Red Cloud Creamery is in a flour-
jshing condition, according to The
Chief, haviug the milk from 1,157 cowf
promised for the present seison equal
to 80,000 tr-ule to the business men of
-the town. No wonder now, the town
prospers.- Xuckrll County Hearld.
Buckeye bindes, Buckeye harvest
er?, Buckeye combined machine. Buck-eye
single reapers, Buckeye mowers,
Buckeye droppers, Buckeye spring
cultivators, Buckeye tongueless culti
vators, Buckei'e feed mills. Buckeye
pumps, for sale by A. A. Pope.
Mr. John Raseee, one of the early
.-settlers of Nebraska, living at Araboy,
Hi as just returned from a visit in Wis
.co:isin, Mr. Rawer thinks Nebraska
,- ns far aho of the Eastern and North
westcrn states. He is largely interest
ed here. He madeTHE Chief a pleas
ant call on Saturday.
F. R- Gump, a well known attorney
of Red Cloud, was married on the 10th
f this month, at Piqua, Ohio, to Miss
'fcrace Z. London, an estimable young
lady of that place. Mr. and Mrs. F.
R.Gumphave-tfce best wishes of The
-Chief for a long and happy life. They
-returned to Red Cloud during the lat
ter part of last week. The Chief tend
'ere it congratulations to the happy
Mr. G Wiener, proprietor of the
Golden Eagle clothing house, has just
returned from Chicago, where he pur
chased one of the largest and most
complete lines of clothing, furnishing
coods, hats, caps, etc., ever put on the
Red Cloud market. He also bought a
magnificent line of ladies' and gents'
boots and shoes. Mr. Wiener is an en
terprising business man and we arc
glad to -ee him succeed.
f The Guide Rock shooting case
-which "was brought to Rdd Cltfud on a
-change of venue last Fridny, Arid trictl
before Judge Yeiser, resulted in.an ac
quittal for Mr-'Wilson, the evidence
eeminglv not being sufficient to war-
3t -rant the Judg in holding him to an-
wer before the district court. This
n iied a rinnle of excitement in
the vicinity of Guide Rock, and the
ourt room was pretty well crowded
Tvith spectators during the trial in tb
Mr. WrEXEti; has put in his store, a
newKjife. It is a fine one.
R. R. Sherer, traded off his fast horse
the other day for two three-year olds
The new depot at Inavale, we have
been informed, will be named Fenagh.
A Methodist social at Mr. Dowfs res
idence last Tuesday night, was a suc
cess. Snow Monday, gone Tuesday, roads
dry Wednesday. Nebraska can't be
Everything usually kept in a hard
ware store at bottom prices at Mc
Cvll ar;d see the fine stock ol harness,
saddlesbridles, collars and whips at
For Sale. Dr. Sherer has a No- 1
riew single harness for sale. Enquire
at his store.
Mrs. J. L. Miller, has been very sick
for the past ten days, but we are glad
to learn, is slowly convalessing-
The ladies' Baptist Home Mission
ary society will meet at Mrs. R. B. Ful
ton's, Tuesday, March 25, at 2 p. m.
Don't fail to see the plows, harrows
cultivators, sulky plows, corn planters,
corn shellers, at McMillan's, two doors
Mr. Gates has commenced building
his stock yards. They are situated in
the south end of the citv. Mr Gates
proposes.to stay in the city and will
buy your hogs. Mr. H amaker is assist
Ax effort is now being made to secure
Rev. Joseph Cook of Boston, to lecture
one night in Red Cloud. This would
be a literary treat and if the required
amount, $150. can be raised, he can
be secured for some night in April.
Father Fanning, will go to Illinois
next week to be absent for six weeks,
lecturing, by which he proposes to
bring people into the Republican Val
ley and settle in some one of his col
onies. He will no doubt bring a great
many people out here.
St. Patrick's day was duly celebrated
n this city on last Monday
A festival and ball
honor of the event. About I30 was
taken in and $1 10 cleared. This amount
will be applied towards paying off the
debt on the Catholic church. It was
a grand success in every respect.
It is the opinion of The Chief, that
licensing "gambling joints" in the city
is not just the right thing to do. We
should judge that it would be better for
the community, if such institutions
were comnclled- to move and
be allowed to fleece unsuspecting part
ies out of thicr mone3.
We recieved an invitation to the
marriage ceremony of Mr. A. L. Funk,
and Miss La ura Thornburg, which took
place in Greenville, Ohio, on the 20th.
Mr. Funk and bride, have the con
gratulations of The Chief for a pleas
ant voyage over the matramonial sea.
May they never regret the occasion
of this paragraph.
Barnes' new model feed mill.
Barnes' champion feed mill, Barnes'
invhicible'cultivator, Barnes's triumph 1
cultivator, Barnes' gem cultivator,
Barnes' peerless sell-dump rake,
Barnes climax hand-dump rake,
Barnes's barley harrows. Barnes' sweep
stokes sheller, Barnes' imperial power,
Barnes' garden barrows, warranted
and sold by A. A. Pope.
The Anti-Monops. A call has been
issued for an international con
vention of the anti-monopolists, to be
held at Otiioao, May 14, to nominate
a presidential ticket. The quota of
representation will le fourdelegatesand
four alternates from each congressional
district and four from each
and four from the district of Columbia.
TJio brethren in Webster countv will
take heed and govern themselves ac
cordingly. Mr. A. J. Kenney. who was appoint
ed bv the village council to take the
census, has completed the task and
has ffwmd that we have the necessary
number (1500) required by law, and
more too. to organize Red Cloud into a
citv of the second class. Hurrah for
We -will soon be putting on airs!
metropolitan at that. Thi; will give
Red Cloud another boom, The Chief
is happy over the result.
The primary and intermediate de
partments of the public school will
give au entertainment at the school
house on Friday evening, the 28th. and
high school department on the even-1
ing of the 29:h, tbe proceeds of which
will be used to procure apparatus and
books of reference for the use of thej
school. It is a -worthy object and we
ask the friends of education to come
out and give us a good house. Pro
gram will be published next week.
D. Jcdsgs, Principal.
Mr. Chamderun, of the Inavale
clieese factory, Webster countv, reports
the total amount paid for milk last sea
son, $5,528.78, priee per 100 lbs. milk
for the season, 91 cts., average number
of cows for 172 days, 200, average net
per cow $27.69; for each 100 lbs. of milk
delivered, the patron takes home 80 lbs
of whey. He says he will double the
capacity of the factory the present sea
son, besides erecting another factory on
Nuckolls county slunrlercth.-fcfc-olls
Kalsomineofany tint at Lindley'fi.
Several of onr communications are
unavoidably crowded out, but will ap
pear next week.
The finest stock of perfumes and sta
tionery in town can be seen displayed
at Lindley's drug store.
Mixed and household paints ready
for use, of all colors anP. shades, can
be found at Lindley's drug store.
There are 10822. acres of land to be
added to the assessments roll for the
year 1884 in Webster county, Nebraska.
We would respectfully call the at
tention of our readers to Mr. Ira Sleep
er's advertisement in anothEr column.
F. Bradbrook has moved his photo
graph gallery to the rear ' of Sherer's
drug store, where he will be.glad to see
all his friends,
RE.vDMrs. Fowler's new advertise
ment another place in to-day's paper.
! She is the leading milliner and it will
pay to call and see her.
For a fine wedding line, good ser
viceable business uuit. or agood work
ing suit go to the Golden Eagle. You
alo get the best shoes, hats, etc.
Mr. axd Mrr. M. R. Bentley and
Miss Cook were called to Iowa on
Thursday, to the bedside of Mrs. Bent-
jly's mother, who is not expected to
Is another columu of to-day's paper
! will be found the report of the first Na-
UUU'U JJilUK. Ul XfcCU vniuui Jw vimnij
." ,l T..1 .F IJrvH fItwf If narfninli-
shows a healthy condition and pros
perity. Look out for next week's locals. The
Golden Eagle will have a grand open
ing. Will announce the day. All
ladies-invited. A souvenir will be pre
sented to each lady.
At the last meeting of the hterarv
j societV) the lon0wing officers were
chosen: Gertie Sherer, president; Ger
tie Brakefield vice-president; Wm.
Mitchell, treasurer; Arch. Durrie,
critic E. A. Putnam, Sec.
MP H. A. Watson has bought the
Holland House and Valley House 'bus
i Imps, and hereafter will run an om-
. I nibus line to all parts of the city. All
Dassencers. however, to either of the
above hotels will be carried free of
charge to and from the depot
At a regular meeting, Garfield Post,
No. 80, G. A. R., on motion extended
to the loyal women of the county to
form an auxiliary society to this Post,
and that the Red Cloud papers be lur
nished with a copy of these resolutions.
J. H. Ferman, Adj't.
J. F. Close, who was admitted to the
bar recently, has east his lot at Belle
ville. Kansas, where he will nail up
his shingle and begin the practice of
lav.. Mr. Close has ou r best wishes ft r
a successful career, and The Cuikf be
speaks for him a life of prosperity.
Our old time friend, Mr. W. R. Kel
ly, now one ot the foremost members
of the Nebraska bar. located at Lin
coln, made us a pleasant call Tuesday,
while in Red Cloud on business.
' Rilev looks as natural as he did when
we knew him years ago in Clinton, Il
linois. Come again, Riley.
The republican county central com
mittee met at Blue Hill, Neb., March
17, 1884. pursuant to call of Chairman,
with the following members present:
D. P. Newcomer, chairman; R. M.
Jones, Oak Creek; C. G. Wilson, Pots
dam: W. H. Strohm. Red Cloud.
Meeting called to order by chairman,
On motion W. H. Strohn was chosen
ecretury. On motion it was decided
to hold the Republican county conven-
1 tinn .it. tVip rnnrt lmnse in Red Cloud.
Xeh ? on x,,., April 22, 1S84, at 11
o'clock a. m., and was suggested that
the electors of the several precincts
meet at the usual places of holding
elections in said precincts on Satur
day, April 19, 1SS4, for the purpose of
j selecting delegates to said convention
On monlion of R. M. Jones the follow
ing representation was agreed upon,
to-wit : One delegate at large for each
precinct, and one delegate for every
so votes and major fraction thereof
cast for Judge Reese at the last gener
On motion adjourned.
ManK Golden Blood tfc iirer Tonic is
an Incomparable Remedy.
We have used Marsh's Golden Blood
and Liver Tonic in our family with ex
cellent resulw. For Blood and Liver
complaints it is uncqulaed." Henry
L. Moore, La Crosse, Wis.
"Marsh's Golden Blood and Liver
Tonic is an incomparable remedy for
purifying the Blood and regulating the
Liver. I have used it myself and re
commended it to others with unvarying
success." James H. Walker, Kansas
'"Your Golden Balam for the throat
and lungs, and Golden Blood apd
Liver Tonic, have cu:ed my wife of in
cipient consumptiou. They are the best
medicines in the workL" J T.
Fowler, DevenpoTt, Iowa.
Marsh s Golden Blood anfl Liver
Tonic and Marsh's Golden Balsam, are
fur sale by Henry Cook, druggist, Red
l Gloud. Large bottles 50 cents and $1.
Let Us Hare a Sa:Sr Bctonry.
Tele Chief has been making an ef
fort recently to find out to what extent
a sugar refinery would be appreciated
in Red Cloud, and the general re
sponse has been that it would be an
enterprise that all would appreciate,
and especially the farmers, who would
be glad to grow cane for that purpose,
as it is the best paying as' well as al
was a sure crop in Nebraska. A great
deal'of sugar cane is now raised and
worked up into molasses, but if a su
gar refinery should be established in
Red Cloud every farmer in the county
would aim to raise more or less sor
ghum. Can't there be a decided effort
made to secure a location ot such an
institution here. A similar institution
as wanted here was located a couple
of years ago at Champaign, 111., at a
cost of $10,000, and is one of the best
paying institutions in Champaign
county, and for that matter in the
state. If it is a success there it would
certainly be here. Some firm, or cap
italists, could not invest $10,000 to a
better advantage. The people in Web
ster county arn very anxious to have a
sugar refinery and would no doubt aid
in its establishment.
The New Railroad. Just now there
seems to be a great interest manifested
in the Red Cloud and South-western
railway, not only in Red Cloud but
more especially so in Kansas. Wc' do
not believe that Ave would be injured
materially by the road's advent into
this city, and perhaps might be the
means of building-up some manufact
uring scheme that" is so absolutely ne
cessary to the growth of any import
ant city or town. Red Cloud has so
many advantages over other towns
that it is almost impossible to s(rite
what would be the most advantageous
for her present growth, therefore let
us go ahead with the railroad scheme,
and follow the trail closely with some
other important feature that will hot
only bring us wealth but an increased
population. Some kind of a manufac
turing establishment that would bring
from twenty-five to a hundred men to
Hed Cloud would be a bonanza that
could be appreciated by all of us. In
fact, any kind of a manufacturing es
tablishment, if it only added five or
ten men to our population would be a
big thing, lor, we should all remember
the story about the "little grain of
tand" and the outgrowth thereof.
Brick Yard. We are at last to
have a brick yard. A gentleman by
the name ef Arnold, of Red Cloud,
made our town a visit last Saturday
looking after a location for a brick
yard, and looking the situation over
concluded that this was the best point
in vetern Nebraska. Learning that
one of our contracting firms, Ford &.
Throop, were making arrangments to
put in a yarn, he called on them and
made them an offer to enter into part
nership with them, which was agreed
to, the papers being drawn up at this
office Monday. Mr. Arnold is a gentle
man, and no doubt thoroughly under
stands his business. Mr. Throop is a
first-class bricklayer, and this will en
able the firm to take contracts for both
frame and brick buildings. Tlie yard
will be located on Mr. Ford's farm,
only a short distance north-cast of
town. This will be a big boom for our
town, and no doubt before the close of
j the year, will witness the erection of a
great many oncK omiuings in our
town. Blue Hill Time.
Program of teachers' association to
be held at Red Cloud, Satnrday, April
12, 188 1.
Fundamental principles of arithme
tic, L. L. Feltham.
Rhetorical exercises by F. B. Smith.
What the teacher and pupil should
read, by Miss Eva J. King.
Penmanship by I. C. Walker.
- Recitations by Miss Myra Brewer
and Miss Bessie Walker.
Prof. F. W. Barber, of Franklin, will
be present and address the association.
Let this first association of tne new
school year be the best one yet. All
our institute instructors will be pres
ent and arrangements will be made for
the summer's campaign. Let every
teacher in the county be present.
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Plenty of March weather.
Farmers have commenced sowing
wriat, breaking sulks, getting ready
t commence plowing for corn.
" There was a wedding one day last
week iu the neighborhood of Cowles,
Mr. Sheldon was the happy man. -He
is having the lumber piled up on his
farm property to build a cage to keep
his bird in.
From the amount of lumber Mr. G.
W Frances is having hauled it looks
like he was going to have his farm en
tirely covered with buildings.
Mr. S. Fuller is going to leave us,
havine purchased a farm n'ear Inavale.
He will take charge of it in about two
weeks. We wish itfr. F. success and
prosperity in his" new home.
Mr. Brown, oiu popular hotel an
knows how to keep a first-claw hotel
and pby the best game of clieckers.
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The snow left in a hurry. 7
Host every one complains of a bad
Mr. Granger, one of the early acttl
ers of Elm Creek, died last Sabbath at
Blue Hill, and was buried in the Elm
The farmers along the creek hope
the time won't be long when J. Gould
will have a railroad running up the
Land is still raising in value.
If farmers want good seed corn they
can find it at Mr. Thomas's on Elm
Creek at 50 cents per bushel.
MrsTSini Chambers' .sister has been
spending a week or two' with her.
J. Hidy sold two Six months pigs
that were daisies.
J. Burr has sold his .hogs .and will
start anew'in the hog business. He
understands hog raising.
We understand that Mr. Craw,., of
Arlior Hill, is going to move to Cowles
and make gilt edge butter
Geese and ducks flying north.
A refreshing shower.
Look out for snakes.
It is getting warm enough for fruit
tree agents and peddlers. I am going
to get a big dog and train him -to hold
ofthe slack part of their pants if they
don't stay away.
Work time is at hand and all who
are inclined to be lazy will get the
It is about time for those -who are in
the habit of putting their property out
of their hands to begin to make some
arrangements with some one to take
their property till after the season is
Look out for a big snow storm, for it
is coming. Taw
One night last week two dogs belong
ing to Mr. Starks died from poison'.
The person that is engaged in this bus
iness is known.
After considerable gentle persuasiou
from the ladies of their household, the
Messrs. Worley have commenced
building a kitchen addition to their
Hunting on Sunday has become a
nuisance to the church going people
of this community. Quite a" number
of ducks and ve'ese lost their heads
last Sabbath while the air was made
vocal with the reports of fire-arms
"from early dawn 'til close of day," to
the peace of mind of some, and con
trary to the peace and dignity of the
people of this great commonwealth.
Mr. Frank DeLong returned home
on Saturday night. He has been mak
ing an extended visit in Illinois. Con
trarv to tbe expectations ofthe neigh
borhood he returned without a wife.
Mr. Meriot is preparing to put up
considerable fence this spring. He
does not intend to spend his time in
Some of our ladies are already mak
How much better our foads would
lqok lined with a hedge instead of the
unsightly wire fence. Let every one
take pride in improving the looks of
their fauns this spring and thus en
hance their value. Quill.
Line precinct again heard from.
The weather is moderating and farm
ers are getting ready for plowing.
Uncle Peter Marsaen is feeding some
fine cattle for the June market. ,
-The Renaker farm is now occupico
by a man from Indiana, who will farm
on eastern style.
Mr. William Aultz arrived a few
davs ago from Pennsylvania and is
now snugly settled on Mr. Peterson's
Mr. Jos. Norris is still on the sick
Wilson W. Park is slowly convalesc
ing from rheumatism in the back.
Rev. Vandyke is about to hold a
series of meetings in the Penny Creek
We see by the Argus that D. S. Hel
vern is making still another call for
his auti-monop friends to rally around
him. We don't know of oneanti-mo-nop
in the precinct. Something is up,
as he has'purchased a Billy goat. Don't
know, but thought he wished a cross
from his sheep, or perhaps he is to be
used to initiate new recruits into the
All is calm and serene on Hard
Our friend, S. Day, will quit farming
and move to the metropolis of the val
ley, Red Cloud. Rooks.
Dr. Sutton's oldest daughter is just
recovering from diphtheria.
Our protracted meetings, closed
Tuesday, March 11th.
A few" souls saved, and old professors"
have received new strength.
Our Union Sunday School is very
Saturdav, March 15th the Baptist
brethren held a covenant meeting at
Deacon Harris Noble's residence.
They talk of giving Bro.P. S. Noble
license to preach. We have known
Bro. P. S. Noble for several years -and
think he is getting in the right harness.
A Mr. Drew who lived at or near
Republican City was burned out a few
weeks ago. He will reside in our.neigh
borhood this summer. He is now liv
ing with his brother-in-law.
Mr. Hallman has been repairing his
house on his homestead.
We have some new neighbors living
in Widow Coates house so as to be ready
to occtipv tbier farm this spring.
The people on the west side of Wal
nut Creek are sufferinj; great disadvan
tages for the want of a bridge west of
the stone school house, Much travel
gaes west that might go east if we only
had a bridge there. Beta.
Mrs. Fannie R. Brooks, for three
vears a teacher in the public schools of
this county, started east Monday morn
ing to visit her father. Rev. Harvey
Beal, of Stockwell, Indiana.
Notwithstanding the snow storm,
business called C. F. Cather and David
Larrick to Red Cloud 6a Monday.
J. O. Lee was sowing wheat on last
Wcare Iiavinatenic nice .weather
now and tjae farnwk have commenced
busines. Jf tbf weather stays gooa
they will 4Tn to sow oats in a few.
day. Wb and Rye are already be
ginning to jirow.- , .
Mr. Ostdick called on us last week
He had a wild goose thai .lie, killed;
which measured eight feet from tip to
tip. How's that for a wild goose?
B. W. Shirley and wifer were made
to rejoice last Saturday. Au uncle of
theirs from Millford stopped over Sun
day on bis way to Smith county, Kan-
The Carswell boys are getting quite a
large herd of cattle. - ,, , , ...
Thomas Shirley has built ap & valu
able frame this week. ... t v
Dan Cook gave the neighbors hflre a
call last week, but has returned cast.
Richard Tonson has been .quite" ilf
with sore throat.
Mr. W. H. Wilkinson is talking of
selling out here and going back east.
E. W. Shirley has been hauling '-off
corn. He is a hard working man and
has good as" crops as a'nv of his neigH-,
bors. He is one of our enterprising"
farmers. , , , , . . , .
Joseph Howe has quit going to danc
es and is attending church. Thai is
right, Joe, be a good boy.
Lincoln Robinson returned from the
east last week. Says it is too muddy
there for him. He says he could not
John Smith is talking of going west
with his cattle in the spring. We shall
Closen Bunnell will tend Mr. Cook's
place this season. .
This part of Nebraska is scltlinfe
very fast. Tv'e' have several new com
ers "here, aim yet there is room for
more for we think of all the counties
in the west old Webster takes the lead,
and so does the paper that we take
the one we call The Chief. X. N.
Spring is at last witlff us and the fes-.
tivehum of the blackbird, together
with the blithe and cheerful twitter of
the grasshopper will soon be heard,
while the green grass, fruit tree agent,,
and other things of a like nature have
SY P'atrick's day
was well celebrated
hprft bv thp plpmrnt-
Mr. Scotia Sterenson has returned!,
from Franklin, where he has been at
A dance at the residence of Mrs.
EfSe Harvey last Thursday, was one of
social events of the season. Your cor
respondent did not attend.
A Mr. Eddy, from Pennsylvania, has
rented Mr. Knight's farm for the ensu
iug vear, and moved thereon.. . ..
The family of Mr. Alex Bently will"
move to Red Cloud this week.
Mr.. Ernest Moody has" rented Mr.
Geo. Rises place, and will move there-"
Several teachers went from here to
Blue Hill to attend the teachers' asso
ciation. They reported a grand success.
That wonderful that roosts along
Valnut Creek and hoo.U for the Arga
over the title of Mockingbird must be'
sailing under a false .name, as it flies
high and spreads over a great deal of
surface. It must be a large bird, and
as it is the most foul mouthed bird
around we conclude it must be a buz
zard. There is some talk of catching
and tarring it, as it is supposed to al
ready wear feathers but more anon.
, X. X. Apollo!"
A new harness shop i3 opened by
F. M. Morgan in Dr. Patten's building.
The new M. E. Church looms up
nicely and will, when completed, be a
credit to our town.
The U. B. church will build a par
sonage here soon.
Patten & Co', are overhauling their .
saloon. . ; . mt
The various firm3 carrying on busi
ness here were never more prosperous!
Our two restaurants and hotel- are
feeding so many people that the wond
er is where do they come from.
The Morgan House, conducted by
the gentlemanly Frank Hickock, is un
dergoing thorough repairs, both inside
and out, with a veranda in front.
Our village now enjoys a season of
undisturbed tranquility. Those per
sons who, by nature are fault finding,
are so largely in the minority as not
to create a ripple in the placid waters
of good fellowship.
Our village was cheered' on lasSun
day by a quartet ol young gentlemen
from Red Cl'oudl , x
Your correspondent was' shown a."
grend display of nfail matter in our
postoffice a few evenings ago, through
the courtesy ot our gentlemanly post
master, that was indeed astonishing.
But why mention the fact? Itis known
that for intelligence and thrift onr
community can not easily be surpassed.
The anual meeting of the Martin
Burial Board took place on Monday,
last, March 10th, for the election of
officers. TKe' old board consisted' of
Messers. S. P.Martin, chairman, S.tanser
and Largeut. The following were elect
ed fortbeensuingyear: Messrs"Stanser,
Harris, and N. L. D. Smith, W..S. P.
Martin, Treasurer, and Mr. B. M
Largent, Secretary. It was suggested
that during the month of April,, that a
day be appointed as Arbor day1 and that
all interested in the cemfeteiy.'shbuld be'
invited to bring one or' more trees to
plant and assist in. cleaning off the
ground. The boartt al their next meet
ing will in accordance with the above
suggestion appoint a day, of which due'
notice will be a given turn out and a'
great improvement made to' the only,
cemetery in the county that is enclosed,'
With a board" fenced .
Little EdcJie.Scburik, aged.' six years,"
died last Saturday night. .
Mr. Kuoney's little son"?ied,,Monday.
Several children hi this village are"
Our new bakery is rapidly approach-
We arc to have three new stores) ,
Messrs. Pope and Higgins returned1
from their pleasure trip east last Sun-"
Sunday. They came alone. Cpitr .
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