Robinson Argus articles from 1888

Transcribed by Sue Jones.

Note from Sue: This year of the Argus is not on microfilm. I was able to glean this material while working at the Argus.

P1 c1 - Home & Neighborhood
As we desire to run the circulation of The Argus up to full fifteen hundred during this, its quarter centennial year, we have decided to furnish the paper the remainder of this year 1888 for only seventy-five cents, spot cash. We can take no subscriptions at this rate except they are paid in advance.

Saturday night at the Opera House, James Whitcomb Riley Don't fail to hear James Whitcomb Riley Saturday night. Wheat is selling at eighty-five cents per bushel in Robinson. Go and hear "The Tree Toad" Saturday night at the opera house. Your last opportunity to hear the great Hoosier Poet in Robinson is Saturday night. Some much needed repairs have been done on our side walks during the past week. The editor of The Argus had new potatoes Thursday last, raised in his own garden. "The frost is on the pumpkin, and the fodder's in the shock," at the opera house Saturday night. Some considerable grading has been done on the streets around the public square recently. Reserved seat tickets for James Whitcomb Riley at Ferrell & Kessler's without extra charge. "Coffee like your mother used to make," at the opera house Saturday night, "and don't you forget it." John T. Cox has been engaged as pastor of the Christian church of this city, and will preach regularly once a month. John Buss, who has no superior, and but few equals, as a gardener, has our thanks for some choice beets that beats all. Get reserved seat tickets for James Whitcomb Riley, or you may not be able to get a seat. There will be a crowd. Cherries and strawberries have been quite plentiful in this market the past week, both selling at forty cents per gallon. The third M. E. quarterly meeting of Robinson charge will be held Sunday, 24th inst. Elder N. M. Powers will be present. Only one fare for the round trip to Chicago and return via the C.V. & C. to the Republican national convention. Go and hear James Whitcomb Riley at the opera house Saturday night.

Thomas Garrard, of Hutsonville, Hiram Lowrance, New Hebron and James S. Johnson, Robinson, have been treated for a long time. Judge Crowley having returned form the St. Louis Democratic national convention, business has been resumed in county court. There will be a basket meeting at East Union church, south of Palestine, next Sunday. Preaching by Elder Williams. Everybody invited. The people of Bellair and country surrounding will celebrate the nation's anniversary in grand style. A roasted ox will be one of the attractions. Miss Maude English opened a Kindergarten school Monday in the primary room of the public school building, which will continue five weeks.Go and hear James Whitcomb Riley at the opera house Saturday night. The ladies of the W. C. t. U. and Y's will serve cake, berries and cream in the court house yard today from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are cordially invited. When Wm. C. Wilson gets the improvements at his residence completed he will have the finest and most extensive veranda of any house in the city. "Let's go a visitin' back to Grisby's Station," at the opera house Saturday night.

P1 c2 - Calendar of Meetings
Church, Society, Business, etc. to occur during the week. Social meeting at the Christian church Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. The M. E. social will be held this evening at the residence of Mrs. John Kessler. All are invited.

The social of the Christian church will be held next Tuesday evening at the residence of Mrs. John Olwin. Rev. Allen, Missionary Baptist, will fill his regular appointment at the court house Saturday evening and Sunday, at the usual hours. Rev. Bartlett's subjects at the Presbyterian church next Sunday are: Morning, What is Truth? Evening. The Beautiful Queen Esther.

The Altar, Cradle and Tomb - Weekly Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths Reported to County Clerk

Marriage Licenses issued
Wm. B. Atwood and Ida Canaday
James A. Wood and Frances Henry
Arthur E. Smith and Lida Tedford

Births Reported
May 19, to Mary J. and Wm. H. York, Palestine, daughter, Dr. Thompson.
May 4, to Angeline and Jefferson Monroe, Montgomery tp., son, Dr. Thompson.
May 24, to Sadie and Frances Allision, Montgomery tp., twins, son and daughter, Dr. Maxedon.
June 2, to Elizabeth and Jesse Shoulders, Montgomery tp, daughter, Dr. Maxedon.

Deaths Reported
Joshua McKee, 86 years, 2 months, 7 days, Robinson tp. June 3, Dr. Rafferty.
Anna Henderson, 25 years, 1 month, 20 days, Robinson, May 23, Dr. Rafferty
John Hughes, 86 years, 7 months, Lamotte tp, April 29, Dr. Thompson
Noel Saunders, 6 months, 15 days, Palestine, march 9, Dr. Thompson

Other News
The Democratic ratification meeting of Saturday night, in the court house yard, was not as extensive an affair as the time it had been advertised, and efforts put forth, would have indicated it would be. The first delegation to arrive was headed by the Flat Rock Band, and consisted of seven single buggies, a two horse spring wagon, and a boy riding a mule. The only other delegation was from the northwest, and consisted of two farm wagons and two or three on horseback, led by a fife and drum. There was a noticeable lack of enthusiasm among these present. Speeches were made by G. n. parker and P. G. Bradberry, the representatives of the two divisions of the party, we presume as an indication of harmony that does not exist.

We acknowledge with thanks a delightful serenade at our residence, on Saturday night last from the Flat Rock Band. Under the leadership and tutorage of Mr. Charles Minor this band has obtained a proficiency in the short time since its organization that shows an adaptation to their several parts among its members.

New Subscribers: The following names have been added to our list since our last report: G. W. Ingersoll, Robinson, Ill., Rosa Jones, Prattville, Cal., A. L. Jones, Palestine, Ill., Dr. J. E. Connett, Hardinsville, Ill., P. G. Goff, Robinson, Ill.

Aunt Abbie Wilson, a former old citizen of Palestine, died at Olney Saturday last, and was brought to Palestine where a funeral sermon was preached Monday, in the Presbyterian church, and the remains interred in the Palestine cemetery She was eighty-five years old.

Peter Walker informs us that on Saturday night during the ratification of Cleveland and Thurman, his cow dropped twin calves, and he takes this as an omen that he will have a second term as postmaster.

If you don't go and hear James Whitcomb Riley at the opera house Saturday night you will sincerely regret it when you hear those who were there tell about it.

Last week we had some two or three excessively warm days, but Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday they were followed by quite pleasant ones.

The C. V. & C. Line will run chair cars through from Cairo to Chicago during the Republican national convention, beginning on the 16th.

Robert Stuart, of Dogwood, is building a residence in the northwest part of the third ward.

"When the green gets back in the trees," at the opera house Saturday night.

Corn sells at form sixty-five to seventy cents at retail in this market.

Go to the opera house Saturday night, and laugh and cry alternately.

James Whitcomb Riley at the opera house Saturday night.

P1 c3 - Random Notes
Gathered by the wayside for readers of the Argus

Children's Day The Hoosier Poet Coming - The Dog Show - Beware of the Wary Elephant, Etc.

In ratifying the nominations of Cleveland and Thurman, the Democrats here engaged the Flat Rock band to furnish the music for the occasion. It was thought that at the present time an Or(e)gon would sound altogether to mournful.

Parties coming to the show today must not mistake the ghostly apparition that rises in E. E. Murphy's back yard for the circus tent. The g. a. is only a huge mosquito bar covering for two very pretty cherry trees, and to keep the winged robbers o the air from taking away the fruit for Mr. Murphy's' pie. This gentleman, although a Democrat, is a protectionist when it comes to cherries.

The dog show of last week was an exciting event for the little folks. The wonderful agility of the canines, in performing difficult feats, occasioned much comment from the youthful audience. But few dogs in town, from active terrier to lumbering Newfoundland, have escaped being whipped and cajoled into jumping over sticks, walking the slack wire, etc., by their young masters, since the paradox was here. The "Professor," who owned the dogs, and whose name is not familiar, as he is averse to cultivating the acquaintance of newspapers, valued his collection of twenty-one dogs at $15000.

Dave Alexander, the painter, has just completed an excellent piece of workmanship, in the way of interior decorations, at the residence of Dr. S. D. Meserve. The work is remarkable for its fineness of execution and the rich harmonies of wall tints with ceilings and borders. The center pieces are designs composed of geometric figures, and are marvels of ingenuity. Mr. Alexander follows no patterns but those of his own make,a nd parties employing him can depend upon getting new and original designs, which, for taste and artistic excellence, are worthy a place in the portfolios of the best decorators of the country.

This is show day, and the "elephant" will be here in many guises. It is just as safe to view him at a distance, and without a too penetrating curiosity. He is an adept at three card monte, the thimble rig game, selling cakes of soap wrapped with $20 bills, etc. As he is a slick performer, and draws a high salary, it costs a good sum to see him perform his tricks. Then he is an adept in purloining purses for the pockets of the admirers, as they assemble in close crowds to view his wonderful and majestic proportions. It might be just as well to keep an eye on the back door, and the money drawer, while his majesty is visiting us.

The wool clip in this county for this year will fall several thousand pounds shorter than received in this market last year. So far, there has been bought about forty thousand pounds brought by Robinson merchants, Messrs. John Olwin, & Co. purchasing about twenty-five thousand pounds, and Lewis Bros. About fifteen thousand. The largest quantity brought in by any one man was the clip of Andrew Newlin, which amounted to 2, 884 pounds. Alva G. Hill, of Licking township, sold to the Messrs. Olwin, 2oo fleeces that were as near alike as eggs. Mr. Olwin said it was the finest wool he had seen this season, and paid for it the highest price in the market.

On Saturday night, at the democratic ratification meeting, one of the speakers, in the mad whirl of collecting his thoughts for fit words of praise for the nominees of the St. Louis convention, forgot to provide himself with a Thurman bandana. The mishap was found out, however, by a friend, and a handkerchief was given the orator in the midst of his speech, who paused significantly and moped his brow after the fashion of the aged Roman. The act was most impressive and affecting The gentleman should be more thoughtful in the future. Not to have the bandana handy for ballast, the democratic orator will find himself all at sea while trying to fly the Cleveland kite.

In this month of roses, and when floral decorations are so plentiful, it is a very proper time for Children's Day at the churches. Last Sunday was the National observance of services of song, and in Robinson was realized with lengthy programs, morning and evening. The Methodist church was nicely decorated about t the altar, a feature being a floral cross eight feet high. The singing was from a pamphlet especially prepared for the occasion, as were, in fact, p1 c4 the other exercises of the morning service. In the evening there were recitations, scriptural readings, and a feast of song, which were given chiefly by the children of the Sunday school. The Presbyterian church was elaborate in its interior, with festoons of myrtle, evergreens and syringes, while the railing that divides the pulpit form the choir was almost hidden with evergreens and roses. A special service was given, consisting of song and responsive readings, interspersed with speeches and other exercises. A short service was also given the children in the evening, after which the Rev. Mr. Bartlett preached a very entertaining sermon on "Deborah," the first female judge.

James Whitcomb Riley is coming. Arrangements have been made by which the distinguished "Hoosier Poet" will lecture at the opera house next Saturday night. It was by chance that the committee was able to get the date, as Mr. Riley's fame has become so great it is rarely a place of this size can afford the luxury of his entertainments. But every thing is settled, and he, with his "ole Swimin' Hole" and "frosty pumpkin" will be here on the above date. Everybody knows Riley, and the kind of humor and pathos he so well depicts in his dialectical rhyming, and it is not necessary to introduce him. The only thing the people want to know is here the reserved seats are to be sold, that they may secure them and be in good readiness to enjoy the Riley rollicking revelry that is in store for them. In this connection we will say that seats will be placed on sale today at Ferrel & Kessler's. The admission fee is fifty cents, with no extra charge for reserving. Parties out of town can secure tickets with reserved privileges by addressing Mr. G. W. Harper.

July 4th 1888
Come to Porterville on the 4th, and see the sights and wonders. The grand parade will take place at 11:00 a.m. promptly. The best talented orators of the day have been procured, among them Messrs. Callahan and Bradberry, of Robinson. The Big Springs Band, of Indiana, Porterville Vodafone Band, and a Martial Band will give music for the day. Come one, come all, and have a good time.

A Card: The ladies of the W. R. C. No. 63 take this method of expressing their gratitude and thanks to all who so kindly and generously contributed to the success fo their dinner on Memorial day, the net proceeds of which were $19.00.

P1 c 5 - Obituary
Mrs. Abigail Wilson died at Olney June 9th, aged 84 years, 5 months and 8 days. She was born in Cayuga County, New York. Her father, Elisha Fitch, came to York, Ill., in 1818, built there a log cabin, returned home, gathered his family and humble stores together and started from Cayuga on his return to the then wild western prairies. It took him fifty-two days to make his homeward trip. Look at this little family journey. He crossed Cayuga Lake on the ice, took, flat boat at Olean Point on the Alleghany River and floated down to the Ohio, and down that river to the Wabash; he then pulled and bushwhacked up the river till he arrived at York, Ill. June 20th a three months trip. The first milling was done at Fort Harrison, and the nearest trading point was Vincennes. Coffee in those days was a luxury. Sunday morning was the only time it appeared on the frugal board. Sugar, was of home manufacture. And yet such homes as these gave the brawn and brain of today. Calico was 50 cents and domestics 20 cents. Cotton was a home production, and the clothing was the work of mother's hands very largely. What mothers there were in those days The father removed after two years to a point five miles west of Hutsonville. He kept tavern and sold whiskey, for which he paid 26 cents per gallon by the barrel-a pure article, Everybody drank in those days nearly. How the world moves! In 1832 Mr. Fitch removed to Palestine, and kept tavern in the old Stewart house, standing where the Presbyterian church now is. In 1826 Abigail was married to Capt. Joel Phelps. One daughter was born to them, now Mrs. McLain, of Olney. Capt. Phelps died after three years, and in 1844 Mrs. Phelps was united in marriage to James H. Wilson. One daughter was born to them. who died in 1858, Mrs. Wilson united with the Methodist church in 1832. She took a letter to the Presbyterian church of Palestine after her second marriage, uniting Sept. 7, 1845. She continued her relations until her death. She resided with her daughter in Olney during the latter portion of her life. Of Mrs. Wilson it may truthfully be said: "She hath done what she could." Patient, faithful, and self-denying, she has left the record of a humble hearted Christian woman. Her home was the prophet's rest, and she welcomed the servant of God to her hospitality, Many shall rise up and call her blessed.

George Dunlap
Son of Wm. F. and Eliza Dunlap, died May 1st, 1888, aged 14 years, 11 months and 10 days. Funeral sermon by Rev. D. E. Bair, at Hurricane, Sunday, July 8th,next. George was a member of the U. B. church, and during his illness realized that peace and comfort which only those who trust in Christ can realize, and died knowing that he was going to exchange worlds for amore glorious one than this.

P1 c6 - Additional Personals
Miss Katie Hill is visiting her sister at Porterville.

Wm. O. Wilson, of Paris, was in the city yesterday.

W. B. Hurst, of Hutsonville, was in the city Monday.

L. A. Shire, of Bellair vicinity, was a cash caller yesterday.

Sol. Moers is still in Cincinnati, but will return tomorrow.

Harry Adams was at his home in Hutsonville over Sunday.

M. G. McConnell and wife, of Mattoon, are visiting friends in Robinson.

Mrs. S. G. Murray, of Missoula, Montana Territory, is visiting friends in Robinson.

John B. Meyer will eave next Monday for Germany, where he will spend the summer.

J. R. Voke, of Bellair vicinity, was in the city yesterday, and made The Argus a cash call.

P. W. Miller, of Montgomery township, with his wife and two daughters, was in to see us printing yesterday afternoon.

Miss Mame Gregory went to Westfield Monday to attend commencement exercises at the college, and to visit relatives. Rev. J. W. fields and wife, S. L. Bennett and wife, and h. C. Brigham and wife, attend the Lane-Boyd wedding at Hutsonville last night.

Joseph Midgett, of Honey creek township, in company with his son, John A., of Duncanville vicinity, was in the city yesterday, and called to see us print and deposit cash on subscription.

Rabbi Leopold, of Vincennes, visited the family of Mr. H. Myers Monday and Tuesday, being on his way to Marshall to unite in marriage one of the Miss Grabenheimers to a Mr. Sholem, of Paris.

Real Estate Transfers
Wm. L. Draper and wife to Henry Lake, e end lot 1 in Cox's 2d add to Hutsonville, $75.

Abigail Harper to Rhonda A. Harper et al, part sec 4, t 6, r 11, $400

James Gaines to Martha Grimes, part sec 36, t6 r 11, love, etc. and $1.

James Gaines to George Gaines, 16 ac off w side sw ¼ se ¼ sec 36, t 6, r 11, $1, etc.

Thos. S. Price, co clk, to Geo L. Walter, lot 51 in Hutsonville, and lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, in Parker, Jones & Hulls' add to Robinson, taxes, etc.

Abram Guyer to Clarinda Evans, sw ¼ se ¼ sec 2, t 8, r 12, $5.

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Back page c1 - Local Correspondence Morea [located east of Flat Rock]
Mrs. Kane, of Danville, is visiting I. P. Smith and other relatives.

The first game of base ball at this place was played Saturday afternoon.

The Baptists are holding a meeting at Canaan. Three were baptized Sunday.

Hooper Cunningham went to Vincennes Thursday on business relative to his brick kiln, which is in full blast this week.

McLane Station [later known as Stoy]
The Kessler saw mill is now turning out dock sheeting by the thousands for the Chicago market.

A child of Ransom Jones' died last Friday, and the funeral was preached at 10:00 a.m. Saturday by Elder Jackson.

Gilbert Trueblood and lady and Fred Beeman and family, of Lamotte prairie, visited friends in this vicinity over Sunday.

James Taylor has been employed to teach our next winter term of school. He has satisfactorily taught one winter and spring term here already.

The growing wheat has come out beyond all expectation, and will be ready for the reaper in about two weeks. The growing corn in this neighborhood is also looking fine.

Elder Jackson, commenced a meeting at Eureka school house Saturday night, which is still in progress. There have been seven additions by confession for baptism. Elder Walters is assisting.

West York
Miss Mattie Buckner has the mumps.

Guard Clayton, of Birds, spent the past few days here.

Enos Reynolds, of the Quaker Lane, is quite poorly again.

Thos. Lindley has just received forty bales of binding twine.

A brother of James Ormiston, from Ohio, is here visiting him.

The Methodist quarterly meeting will be held here next Saturday and Sunday.

The Misses Mattie Reynolds and Lizzie Holiday spent Saturday evening in Marshall.

Will Holiday returned last week from an extensive trip through California and the west.

Wheat in this part of the country is looking much better than people expected it would.

Ike Seymore and wife and Mrs. Ves Buckner went on the boat excursion to Terre Haute last week.

Thos. Lindley had about seventy gallons of gooseberries in his yard this year, and of a very large variety; also, the finest lot of May cherries to be found in this part of the country.

A. R. Beard is farming.

H. K. Alexander, of Palestine, gave us a pleasant call Thursday.

The ice cream and strawberry supper by the band boys was a success, and netted the boys about $15.

Ed. Buckner has been giving us daily exhibitions of his skill in handling horses. With a little more practice Ed. Will make a success.

Married, Thursday evening, June 7th, at the residence of the bride's parents, William B. Atwood and Miss Ida Canaday. Only a few of their most intimate friends were present. Rev. John L. Cox officiated. After the ceremony the Band gave them a serenade, rendering some of their best music. The best wishes of the community are with the young couple.

Children's day was observed at the M. E. church, the exercises taking place Sunday evening. The church was nicely decorated with evergreens and flowers numerous birds added their music to that of the children. The programme was well carried out, and a large and appreciative audience gave close attention. The "Little Folks Meeting" by the infant class was especially nice.

c. 2 - Flat Rock
George Gaines succeeds Colby Maddox as mail carrier from here to Heathsville.

Miss Fannie Barnes visited in the east part of Montgomery township last week.

County Treasurer Martin and Wm. Hill, of Robinson, were in town last Friday

Frank Duncan has been employed to teach at the Lindsay school house next winter.

On last Friday J. R. young received a genuine Andrew Jackson chair without any alloy whatever.

Elder Givens, U. B., arrived last Friday and preached at the quarterly meeting at the Union church.

Rev. W. G. Hale and family returned last Saturday from Chattanooga, Tenn, where they sojourned for some time.

Miss. Nannie and Hattie Delzell left last Thursday for Stiver's Springs, where they will remain for some time. The Flat Rock band made their debut in this wagon on the streets here last Friday evening. It was a complete success.

Last Saturday afternoon J. A. Parker's son fell form a serviceberry tree, which resulted in the breaking of the collar bone.

Wiley Emmons, of Robinson, passed through here last Saturday afternoon and stopped to shake hands with several of our citizens.

Wm. Johnson, of Robinson, and Gabriel Funk, of near New Hebron, went on a fishing excursion to the Wabash river last Tuesday.

Marion Carter, James and Ira Duncan, Misses Lena Buff, Maggie Carter, and Stella Richey attended the commencement exercises at Merom college last week.

On last Sunday W. J. Wager's son Ross fell from an apple tree and was found in an unconscious state. It is thought that no very serious results will follow the shock.

Quite a serious accident occurred south of her Tuesday of last week. About noon Mrs. Jackson discovered that her dress was burning, and before she could extricate herself, or extinguish the fire, the greater part of her body was very badly burned.

There is considerable sickness in this vicinity.

Mrs. Dr. Edwards visited at Terre Haute last week.

Mr. McConnell and wife, or Mattoon, are visiting friends in Oblong.

J. C. Biggs and wife have been recuperating their health at Sailor Springs.

B. M. Arnold, who has been confined to his house for several weeks, is still very poorly.

Morris Clark had a foot badly hurt one day last week by a heavy stick of timber rolling on it.

Mrs. Frank Hull died at Oblong last Sunday morning. She leaves a husband and one child and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Kent Kibbie has returned from school at Merom. He will not attend the normal term, but will attend the next regular term at Merom college.

John Wylde clipped the heaviest fleece of wool from one sheet that we have heard of, weighing 15 ½ pounds. His flock made an average of 11 ½ pounds.

We hear considerable complaint of the reappearance of the chinch bugs. It is feared that unless we have an abundance of rain that both corn and wheat will be seriously damaged.

New Hebron
Our spring term of school closes next Friday.

We see but few "bandanas" in our community. They are not popular here.

Wm. Grubaugh, of Oaktown, Ind., spent Saturday and Sunday here with the family of his brother Cul.

Rev. D. E. Bair will preach at the U. B. church Sunday morning, and Rev. Seed at the M. E. church in the afternoon.

John Kaley has an interest in a base ball club here, for sale or rent, as it requires too much court plaster for him to use it.

J. W. Bussard, of Flat Rock, spent Sunday in our midst. His wife, who has been visiting friends and relatives here for the past week, returned Monday.

M. M. Kaley has taken Ed's place on the road this week, Ed being laid up with a sore arm, the result of those "heavy curves" and "drop balls" which he pitched here Saturday and Sunday.

A number of Democrats from south of here passed through going to the ratification Saturday night. Hebron furnished one Democrat and several of the G. O. P. to swell the crowd.

c3 - Trimble
Superintendent Shaw, of Robinson, attended church services here last Sunday.

Mrs. Lizzie Albin and a Mrs. Lamb, of Hardinsville, are visiting friends here.

W. Coffman, from the vicinity of Porterville, spent Sunday with friends in town.

Hetty McCleave, of Robinson, visited her young friends here last Saturday and Sunday.

Two young men from Casey were in our neighborhood with brooms for sale last Thursday.

The exercises, of Children's Day were very interesting. A collection of $5.83 was taken up.

W. A. Hunt, the gentlemanly editor of The Local Reporter, of Hutsonville, was in town Monday.

Scott Correll has been appointed road master, and is having some much needed work done on the road west of town. Miss Lisa Garwood, of Merom, accompanied her mother to this place last Saturday and took the train Sunday night for Chicago, where she will attend school.

Mrs. Anna Boyd, accompanied by her granddaughter, Miss Mamie, went to Danville Monday for a weeks visit with relatives.

Z. A. Pearce, of Lamotte, Dr. Martha Trimble, of Robinson, and J. M. Plunkett, assisted Sister Garwood with services last Sunday.

William Atwood and bride, of Hutsonville, visited at Clark Boyd's last Sunday. Willie was formerly a school boy here, and his many friends wish him a long life of happiness.

John Brown and family, Susan Alexander and family of Porterville; Emma Ruddell and Rosa Petry, of Robinson; Z. A. Pearce and wife, Milton Shepherd and wife, Bert McCullough and wife, Mrs. Wm. Hornign and daughters, Mrs. Hill Horning, Isaac Decker and wife and Lizzie Stanford, of Lamotte, attended church services here last Sunday.

Duncanville [east of New Hebron]
There will be no harvesting done here before July.

Rev. H. McHatton returned home after several weeks visit in Iowa.

Miss Jewel Newlin closed her school in the Lamotte district Thursday.

Rena Cooper is now very sick, having taken a relapse something over a week ago.

Miss Nettie Laughead, of Morea visited friends in these parts all of last week.

The ants are doing considerable damage to several pieces of corn in this vicinity.

Rev. Seed is expected at Swearingen chapel next Sunday, and Rev. Barlett at Beckwith.

Albert Midgett and brother Elmer visited relatives near Flat Rock Saturday and Sunday.

The "Rose Rash" has been a prevalent disease in the Meskimen district for three or four weeks.

Miss Emma Mills went to Birds Saturday, where she will assist her sister in the millinery trade.

Teachers have been engaged in all of the districts in this vicinity with the exception of Meskimen.

May Winter, who has been sick since March with typhoid fever, is now able to be around. The other three members of the family are thought to be improving.

Jennie Mooney closed her school in the Meskimen district Friday by giving a dinner in the grove. There was a very large crowd present, and al seemed to enjoy the occasion, and were well pleased with the school.

Mrs. Bula, late of Moultrie county, is on the sick list.

Miss Emma Mann's school at the Barlow closed last Friday.

Miss Effie Brownfield has been in poor health, but is slowly improving.

Mrs. Wm. Tedford, who has been suffering near two years with lung disease, is no better.

Our M. D. was called to New Hebron a few days ago to assist in some minor surgery. He reports the case as doing well.

Albin & Broadstone will again solicit threshing from the good people of this county. Farmers will find them honorable men.

Miss Carrie Jackson has about decided to remain in Crawford, and not go to Kansas as previously anticipated. Her school at the Moyer is progressing nicely.

Mrs. Fowler, who had the misfortune to have one of her limbs broken this spring, is up and around most of the [c 4] time, with the aid of her crutches. The bone has firmly knit, and seems to have done well form first to last.

Mrs. Hughs was given quite a surprise the 3rd inst. It being her fifty-fourth birthday anniversary. The large turnout, the huge dinner, and the many presents, were but tokens of respect inadequate to express the feelings and regards of those present.

Rest of paper is advertisement.


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