- We thank Mr. Frakes for repairing the foot-bridge across Mount’s branch.
- If any patent would sell in this country it would be a patent lock.
- Jim says stay away, boys; for he is having a good time with the girls.
- People have one thing to thank the Lord for, and that is because there lots of rabbits and squirrels.
- Rev. Lindsey preaches the coming year at Mount Moriah the second Sunday in every month.
- We beg to differ with Squankey on Mt. Moriah having too much meeting, for last Sunday it was a constant roar of guns.
- The people of this county ought to take up a collection for Major Clapp, for he lost the best horse he had trying to get a load of poles to Casey.
- The old man is on the sick list, but look out; he ran two miles the other night in 5 minutes, and brought with him a double barreled shot-gun. John, be careful.
- The only bridge Johnson Township had across the Northfork is washed away by the high waters—the Peters’ bridge—and Mr. West came there last Sunday evening Sunday evening to cross and could not, and tears come into his eyes and he went off crying “Martha! poor Martha!”
- The last fresh of the Northforth (Northfork) has done considerable damage. Every ford now has quicksand in it, which makes crossing both difficult and dangerous.
From the scrapbook of George W. Orndorff (1854-1934) Transcribed by S. Barhydt, great-granddaughter
FEB 27, 1898
- Jesse Gallatin of Martinsville was in this hamlet Sunday.
- Jo Wallace and wife visited relatives and friends in Marshall Saturday.
- Squire A. G. Cowden of the north end was in the village Sunday seeing the boys and rolling a few logs.
- S. D. Cooper South Carolina's red hot democrat candidate for sheriff was a pedestrian on our streets Friday.
- A singing class was organized here Wednesday evening with Oliver Meeker as instructor.
- Ed Miller and S. S. Snavely have purchased a postless patent fence and are prepared to sell farm rights cheap.
[Transcribed & Submitted by: Ron Cornwell and Cindy McCachern]
Miss Jessie Fox of Clark County, Illinois, has been notified that she is the heir to $1,000,000 left her by an uncle at Galveston, Texas, As the young lady is handsome and is there will begin the most rigorous Fox hunt in Clark County ever engaged in by the young men of that section.
Date: Friday, May 23, 1890 Paper: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Volume: XIX Issue: 60 Section: Part First Page: 4
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