At the regular meeting of Mason City Lodge No. 237, I.O of O.F. Dec. 31, '74, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: John Cameron, N.G., H.M. Anderson, V.G., Arthur Himes, Sec'y., G.W. Elisberry, Treas., S. Eulass, J.J. Cox, J.B. Wilson, W.Y. McElmore, and J.H. Faith were elected Trustees for the coming year.
Springfield, May 22-Lyman Lacy, of Mason County, has been nominated by the Farmers' Convention of Menard, Mason, Logan and DeWitt Counties, held at Lincoln, for Circuit Judge. The proceedings of the convention were characterized by much wrangling, during which Menard County withdrew.
A Lodge of Good Templars, of forty charter members, was organized on Tuesday the 9th, inst., by Jacob Beck, of Williamsville, at Pennsylvania Township. W.I. Richey, of Teheran, is Lodge Deputy. The Lodge meets regularly on Saturday night. Thus the good work goes on. Let's have these Lodges formed all over the county – in every School District; it will awaken the mind of the public to practical thought, on the great question of temperance, and the seed sown now will surely bring good results in the future.
GENERAL HARRISON'S OUTING
Land owners and club organizations in the Illinois river valley met at Havana, in Mason county, and formed a permanent organization, the object of which is to furnish whatever protection may be necessary to guard their prospective properties from trespassing, poaching and encroachments of every character by hunters and fishermen.