Newspaper Clips about our Local Families

February 1898






Carthage Republican Feb. 9, 1898

Our friend Wm. Foote announced that he would give a chicken fry to a select number of young ladied and gentlemen at bachelor's hall on Saturday night. Some young chickens went out from town for a dip of the rich gravy, but we learn that the affair was a flash in the pan.

Clark & Lyon shipped five cars of fat cattle to Chicago Sunday. Our shippiers are of the Jewish faith, and direct us in reporting to stick to the text.

The ice harvest closed here last week with one mashed toe, the subject being our pious friend, George Mouldin.

Spring time is coming again, gentle Annie. The mellifious voice of the prairie chicken is heard in the distance these bright mornings.

Miss Ethel Black is making an extended visit with her cousin, Miss Bessie Martin of Biggsville.

George Ebert and sister, Miss Grace, of Elvaston, are visitors with their aunt, Mrs. G.A. McClure.

Miss Hattie Ramsey and her cousin, Mrs. Cornie Horton, drove over from Keokuk Monday to view the sunny scenes of long ago.

Bentley
The children of the venerable John Jenkins were called to his bedside last week by his serious indisposition. His condition is much improved.

R.P. Perry has purchased the J.P. Mathias farm, and will take possession March 1st. Mr. Mathias will move his family to Keokuk, where he expects to complete his medical studies.

F.M. Powell was in Missouri last week looking for cattle.

Dr. McCormick reports all his sick patients on the mend.

All should avail themselves of the opportunity to get The Carthage Republican until Nov. 9th, or nine months subscription for 75 cents. This is an advantage never before offered. Come and you will never regret it.

Salisbury & Sons shipped a car load of cattle, bought of Dowd Furrow to Chicago last week, and struck a bad market for them.
Scott Duffy and R.C. Gibson each shipped a load of hogs to Peoria last week.

Murray Pennock shipped a load of calves to Chicago last week.

Plymouth
Mrs. Mary Currens and son, of Peabody, Kan., are visiting friends here.

Rev. R.M. Hall is suffering from an attack of lagrippe.

George Mourning is confined to the house on account of sickness. Also Mrs. George Smith.

Tuesday evening the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Paointer treated them to a surprise. They took possession of the parsonage at about half past six and greatly surprised the elder and his good wife. It was in the nature of a birthday surprise, it being the gentleman's 57th birthday. Three beautiful chairs were left in memory of the occasion.


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