Miss Maud DAVIS has opened a millinery store in the building at the corner of main and 4th streets, east of Ober & Hageman's. We hope Miss DAVIS will meet with success in her new venture, and she should be patronized by ladies needing work done in her line.
Lincoln County Beacon --- - Thursday, April 21, 1881 [visitors at the newspaper office within the last week]: Capt. LYMPUS of Monroe, Miss Belle GREEN and Miss Ada WAIT, D. SWANK of Milo and Judge SMITH of Shady Bend, J. F. PIERCE of Pinon, D. E. KLISE of Golden Belt, Mrs. SNODGRASS and Mrs. Dr. PATTERSON of Allamead, Mr. Craig BUSTER of Bacon, G. B. VanFleet of Woody, Wm MONTGOMERY of Herman
Mr. J. R. CORNELL, of Meigs county, Ohio, arrived here a few days ago and is visiting with his sister, Mr. E. J. BIGGS. He will take a look through our county before returning and we hope he may be induced to cast his lot among us for good.
John S. STRANGE has sold his farm just west of town to Geo. GREEN for $1,200. Mr. STANGE has lived upon this place for over fourteen years, but will now move into town and occupy his residence property upon Court street.
Eugene TURNER started on his return to Florida last Sunday. He was accompanied as far as Ellsworth by his brother Charles.
Geo. LEGGETT has had the front of his store room painted brown, which improves its appearance.
J. CHENEY started for Kansas City last Tuesday.
Mathew JAMES, a young man quite well known to most of our townspeople is selling goods over D. E. COOLBAUGH's counter during Mr. C's absence.
F. L. PRINDLE showed us a few days ago a group of photographs of twelve "limbs of the law," practitioners in Charlotte, Michigan, his old home.
The new bridge was completed last Thursday and the Ellsworth mail hack came over it. The hack has been left over night for some time at L. D. FARNSWORTH's place and the mail brought across on the dam.
[Notice of Contest]: No. 4,335. U.S. Land Office at Condordia, Kansas, March 16th, 1881.
Complaint having been entered at this office by George W. PLEASANT against William A. SWORDS, for abandoning his homestead. Entry No. 15,770 dated March 17, 1880.... in Lincoln county, Kansas....
[Notice of Contest]: No. 4,343. U.S. Land Office at Condordia, Kansas, April 12th, 1881. Complaint having been entered at this office by William W. MONTGOMERY against Thomas ELLIS for abandoning his homestead. Entry No. 15,654, dated January 2nd, 1880... in Lincoln county, Kansas...
[Individuals mentioned in the April 11th report of the County Commissioners printed in the Beacon]: Peter C. ANDERSON, John W. BELL, E. BELT, Sam'l BERRY, E. B. BISHOP, G. W. BOONE, Thomas BOYLE, John BROWN, Wm. R. CASSEL, W. M. CHIDESTER, John CLARY, M. CLECKNER, W. CRAWFORD, B. W. CUYKENDALL, John EADES, C. E. DeFOREST, John DOWNS, John DUNTON, F. F. FRANS, M. S. GREEN, M. W. HALLOCK, H. HAMMER, F. M. HARBIN, W. HARSHBARGER, W. A. HUBLER, M.A. JACKSON, Roswell JACKSON, Stephen JACKSON, Frank JOHNSON, G. W. JOSLINE, H. KERR, Wm A. KURTS, Geo. LEROY, Jas. LITTLE, Noah LIVINGOOD, A. P. MITCHELL, N. C. MORRISON, J. L. NYGAARD, R. L. PARKER, Henry PFAFF, Robt. PIERCE, N. POTTER, Wm. POULSON, D. W. REESER, Franklin RUGGLES, M. A. SHANNON, W. S. SHREVES, G. E. SMITH, Phil SNYDER, Jehu STANLEY, John STRIPLIN, Jesse TURNER, Jacob WENDLING, Al WOODWARD, M. L. ZIEGLER.
[Individuals mentioned in the April 12th report of the County Commissioners printed in the Beacon]: H. C. ANGEL, Wm. BAKER, Solomon BISHOP, R. F. BRYANT, H. S. MERRIMAN, E. S. PIERCE, J. D. GILPIN, Geo. GREEN, Mrs. J. W. JAYCOX, S. R. LAWSON, Wm POWERS, Thos. THOMPSON, Ezra WHEELER.
[Individuals mentioned in the April 13th report of the County Commissioners printed in the Beacon]: Geo. W. ANDERSON, Samuel BERRY, A. T. BIGGS, J. E. BROWN, R. F. BYANT, G. W. FINCH, M. GRAGG, J. W. GRUBB, H. HAMMER, Ed M. HARRIS, Wm HEDRICK, S. O. HINDS, E. HOLCOMB, M. A. JACKSON, J. P. JARMAN, D. E. KLISE, J. L. NYGAARD, Alfred SHRINER, E. B. WILLIAMSON, R. S. WILMARTH, Geo A. WOOLFKIEL
[Individuals mentioned in the April 14th report of the County Commissioners printed in the Beacon]: B. W. ALLSWORTH, Wm BAKER, Volney BALL, James J. BLOUNT, Wm BRAMAN, G. O. CHAPMAN, Georgie COONS, Geo. W. CRANE, N. B. DeARMOND, H. ELROD, J. D. GILPIN, Geo. E. GREEN, M. D. GREEN, J. W. GRUBB, Ed M. HARRIS, T. M. HELM, Geo. HOISINGTON, E. HOLCOMB, O. E. HOLLOWAY, James KELLEY, James LITTLE, W. B. McBRIDE, E. C. MEEK, H. S. MERRIMAN, Isom S. MOORE, D. E. MOSS, R. L. PARKER, G. I. ROBINSON, C. P. SHAFFER, David SHAVER, J. M. SMITH, H. SPRAGUE, J. E. STANLEY, Jehu STANLEY, H. D. STEBBINS, James STEWART, Thos. THOMPSON, H. A. TRASK, Jesse TURNER, G. M. WELLMAN, J. E. WOODWARD, E. A. WOOD, W. C. WOODY,
Lincoln County Beacon --- - Thursday, April 28, 1881 [visitors at the newspaper office within the previous week]: J. H. WRIGHT of Ingalls, Judge SMITH of Shady Bend, Lawyer DILLON, H. PROUTY of Orworth, H. V. WILLIAMS of Pottersburg, T. G. SMITH & wife of Orworth, F. F. FRANZ of Sylvan Grove, J. SMITH of Pottersburg, F. SCHOLLER and J. HARSHBARGER of Salt Creek, A. C. SHAFFSTALL, C. D. BROWN of Ingalls, H. S. STEEL and son, Charles, of Vesper.
[--Cases heard in District Court convened in Lincoln on Monday]:
J. P. CUMMINS & Co vs G. W. ANDERSON; action for debt.
H. M. OWENS vs. W. SMITH; action for debt.
BALLARD vs. COOPER et al; appeal from Justice court. Motion to dismiss pending.
State vs. J. M. MORGAN; charge, grand larceny; plead not guilty.
State vs. PARSONS et al; charge, riot; plead not guilty.
Eliza McNALLY vs. W. H. McNALLY; decree for divorce, care and custody of child
Hannah M. MATHEWS vs. A. F. MATHEWS; action for divorce; petition
and cross bill; decree of divorce granted on cross bill of defendant.
H. TRUMAN vs. W. SMITH; action for debt.
J. P. CUMMINS & Co. vs. D. HARDESTY et al; action for debt.
STONER vs. STONER; action for divorce; referred to Ira E. LLOYD.
S. A. JOHNSTON vs. LEGGETT et al; petition for foreclosure of mortgage;
demurrer withdrawn and leave to answer granted.
Case of State vs. S. M. WRIGHT; jury brought in a verdict of guilty of assault and
battery. Defendant sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and pay the costs, and
stand committed until the same be paid.
[from Pinon area news section]:
Solomon STAINBROOK's little infant died on Friday evening about nine o'clock,
after a short but severe illness. His little daughter was very sick at the time of the
burial but is supposed to be doing well at present.
We have taken Johnnie LEWIS under our own charge, as the room we now
occupy is better lighted and ventilated than our fomrer residnece, and he can have
the care and counsel of his grandmother. He has improved, but still complains
of headache of mornings though lively and cheerful of evenings.
J. B. CANTRELL, of Milo, has sold his store at that place to P. A. ROBINSON.
Cliff MARSH was quite painfully injured by kick from a horse last weekd but is recovering.
Bentley BELL will shortly have a first class refrigerator in running order at his meat market.
T. J. BONHAM has retired from the firm of BELL & BONHAM and the new meat market is now run by BELL alone.
N. LAMONT, the painter, has just painted two fine signs, one for BELL & BONHAM and the other for Miss DAVIS.
J. L HARPER of Pinon called upon us a few days ago. He has about abandoned his idea of moving to Texas. Glad of it.
Capt. SMITH will shortly build a corral near the Pioneer House and will take charge of the town cows during the summer.
Tom STRANGE is beginning to refrigerate. He put the first load of ice into his fefrigerator last Monday and intends to keep his meat coll, if it takes all summer.
The barn of Fred HUYDELBRECK was struck by lightning, on Sunday, April 17th, and burned to the ground. He succeeded in saving his team. [copied from the Ellsworth Reporter]
We learn that Mr. Thomas SKINNER, of Monroe, and his son, Fred, will soon start for the mountains, to join E. T. SKINNER. Bing will remain in Lincoln County.
GOFF and BEAL, who have been confined in the Ellsworth County jail over winter, awaiting trial upon charges of forgery and cattle-stealing respectively, were brought over from Ellsworth last Sunday.
M. HENDRICKSON, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Lincoln county, we regret to say, is afflicted with the Oregon fever and thinks of joining his brother, Wm. HENDRICKSON, in that state. We hope he will change his mind and make Lincoln county his abiding place for fifteen years more.
L. F. HOOPS of Pottersburg returned from Iowa last Thursday. We are pleased to know that Mr. HOOPS is back "for good."
S. H. HINDS of Leon, Iowa, and brother of S. O. HINDS, of this place, called on us Tuesday last. He has purchased the farm formerly occupied by his brother, O. F. HINDS, who will remain in Iowa. Mr. HINDS will return to Iowa next week and come back later this summer, to become a permanent resident of Lincoln county. We extend him a cordial welcome to our county.
Lincoln County Beacon --- - Thursday, May 5, 1881 State vs. T. A. WALLS; charge embezzlement; case continued.
[Visitors at the newspaper office within the preceding week]: Thos. BOYLE of Denmark, W. T. LEWIS of Union Valley, L. F. HOOPS, John W. MORAN of Ingalls, J. M. CRUSON (living west of town), M. V. TRUMAN, Jacob WEIDMAN, E. PERRY of Beloit, Mr. WIGHTMAN of Rocky Hill, J. O. WILSON of Salina, R. A. LOVITT of Salina, W. C. BABCOCK of Pottersburg
[report on happenings in District Court during the past week]:
State vs. HUFF et al; charge, frand larceny; case continued.
State vs. MORGAN; charge, grand larceny; trial by jury; acquitted.
State vs. GOFF; charge, forgery; pleas of guilty entered; sentenced to one year
in state prison.
State vs. THORNTON; charge, assault and battery with intent to kill; trial by
jury; verdict, guilty of an assault, sentenced to pay a fine of $75 and costs.
State vs. PARSONS, WOOLFKIEL and ROGERS; charge, disturbing public
meeting and assault and battery; trial by jury; verdict guilty; sentenced as follows:
PARSONS 60 days in county jail and $30 fine, WOOLFKIEL 50 days in county
jail and $25 fine, ROGERS 40 days in county jail and $20 fine.
State vs. BEAL; charge, grand larceny; plea of guilty entered; sentence reserved
State vs. WIGHTMAN; charge, bigamy; plea of guilty; fined $100 and costs.
State vs. Mary E. REES, alias Mary E. WIGHTMAN; charge, bigamy; nolle
C. H. PRICE vs. J. TUSING; referred to W. S. WAIT.
Eliza McNALLY vs. W. H. McNALLY; decreee for divorce; plaintiff retains
custody of child.
W. W. TUTTLE vs. U. OVERTON; judgement for plaintiff, $438; foreclosure
of mortgage and order of sale.
G. W. LOCKWOOD vs. A. P. FERRIS; petition in error; settled, defendant
H. KISSICK vs. J. W. NEWLAND; settled.
F. ARCHIBALD vs. A. G. HARDESTY; action, debt for labor; continued.
C. FLAHERTY vs. B. FLAHERTY; divorce granted.
J. P. CUMMINS & Co. vs. G. W. ANDERSON; action for debt and foreclosure
of mortgage on Register office; casue continued at cost of defendant.
M. N. STEARNS vs. Wm. RAMSDELL et al; judgment for plaintiff.
S. R. ROGERS vs. C. SMITH; cause dismissed.
F. KINGSBERRY vs. H. TRASK; continued by consent.
J. M. GRUBBS vs. HOLCOMB & TRASK; continued on application of plaintiff.
Mary J. BACON vs. D. G. BACON; referred to L. F. PINDLE, referee;
STONER vs. STONER; referred to F. L. PRINDLE, referee; divorce granted,
plaintiff retains custody of children.
A. A. ELY vs. D. ELY; divorce granted.
F. M. HOWEY vs. J. H. HOWEY; divorce granted.
[from the two Pinon area news sections in this issue]:
There have been some few changes of residence within the past week:
Rev. H. PRICE has moved into the house recently vacated by Mr. HARTLEY.
Solomon STAINBROOK has gone into Daniel CLYNEs house, vacated by
Mr. PRICE and Francies ARCHIBALD has rented and occupies
STAINBROOK's place, living a bachelor's life.
Mr. STOUFFER's fruit trees are blossoming. His orchard, like all others
in the neighborhood, is quite young but his trees are in excellent condition,
which is doubtless due to their being sheltered on three sides by the native timber.
N. G. SIMMONS' youngest child was reported sick yesterday.
A little girl of Mr. PITMAN's has been seriously ill but is recovering.
J. O. GOFF will be taken to Leavenworth next week.
We regret to learn that our new neighbor, Mr. Lee STANFORD, is quite ill.
Dr. GILMER has had the front of his drug store newly painted red and blue.
Cy PERKINS has finished his addition and added a neat proch to his residence.
Born, on May 1st, to Henry W. and Susie HARTMAN, of Shady Bend, a son. Mr. HARTMAN is the daughter of Judge SMITH of Shady Bend.
A glorious, dirty, howling, hoodlum drunk was indulged in last Saturday night by the hoodlums of Lincoln Center to celebrate their last chance to make hogs of themselves without being rendered liable to arrest under the new law.
Mr. J. R. CORNELL will probably start on his return to the east in a few days. We had hoped that he would invest in this county and become a resident. We look for his return as very few visit Kansas who do not come back determined to stay.
We must congratulate our friend, and everybody else's friend, Timothy RYAN, upon his recent marriage. The bride was Miss Anna A. TITUS, of Cloud County. Mr. RYAN's hosts of friends join with us in wishing him piles of happiness through life.
We are informed that J. A. SCHOFIELD has arrived upon his farm near Colorado with the intention of becoming a permanent resident of Lincoln county.
Married April 28th, at the residence of the bridegroom, in Lincoln Center, by Judge WELLMAN, Mr. Hiram WILLIAMS and Mrs. Louisa McNALLY. Also at the same time and place, Mr. John A. BLAIR and Miss Mary A. WILLIAMS.
Lincoln Center Roll of Honor for deportment and average over 90 percent for the first two weeks: Emma STOCKWELL, Bella LAMONT, Chloe WILLIAMS, Sophronia FARNSWORTH, Minie FINCH, Lottie STOCKWELL, Minnie THOMPSON, Tressie HOLCOMB.
[Filings of notice of intention for government lands in Lincoln County]: Joseph BOBENRIETH, Lyman J. DUNTON, Thomas GALLIVAN, John H. HILDEBRANDT, Josiah BLOUNT, Thomas M. PAXTON, James COLE, Charles D. BROWN.
Lincoln Beacon, May 12, 1881 We are sorry to hear that our townsman, D. WAIT [possibly WALT], contemplates moving away. Mr. Wait contemplates moving away. Mr. Wait and his estimable family have made friends universally in this county and we hoe that we shall not lose them.
A pleasant surprise party was held at the residence of Mayor LUTES last Saturday evening. The storm prevented a large attendance, but the occasion was a pleasant one, being in honor of Mr. Lutes' thirty-third birthday.
Last Friday afternoon about 2 o'clock, Judge WELLMAN was prostrated in his office by a paralytic stroke which rendered the upper portion of his body helpless. He was ?ócted to a vigorous treatment by Dr. COGSWELL and revived sufficiently to be taken home and next day was about. The judge certainly had a very narrow escape and an experience he will not care to have repeated. We congratulate him on his recovery.
A traveling sleight of hand performer named BEAUMONT gave an exhibition at the court house last Thursday evening. He performed and explained many tricks performed by mediums but on the whole failed to meet the expectations of his audience.
During the rain last Thursday evening about 9 o'clock a stable a mile north of town belonging to J. THURBER was stuck by lightning and burned. Loss, chickens and harness. Cows and horses were picketed out, which was very fortunate.
M. ROBERTSON has resumed work on the bank building. The stoppage was caused by delay in receiving dimension lumber.
L. F. HOOPS contemplates moving to town. We hope he will, as himself and family will, be very desirable acquisitions to our town society.
J. A. SCHOFIELD is now residing at Colorado, having returned from King's Point, Missouri, a short time ago. He has ordered the Beacon changed to his new address.
M. C. KLECKNER of Paris, this week subscribed for the Beacon. Mr. Kleckner is one of the good men of this place and we are pleased to put his name upon our list.
G. W. FRYE of Herman called upon us this week. He is recently from Pennsylvania and will probably locate in this county for good. Of course he is subscribed for the Beacon.
H. J. WISNER is now at Central City, Dakota, and doing well. H. J. was a noted man in western Kansas a few years ago, and the old settlers will be interested in knowing him.
C. C. MORSE, a mail-route contractor from Galesburg, Illinois, has been in town the past week, making arrangements concerning the mail-route from this place to Wilson. He has returned.
(Local news from Topsy) Jesse TURNER, living west of Elkhorn has got his store in full blast and says he is doing a good business.
(Local news from Topsy) A new blacksmith shop has been partly erected and we notice the blacksmith, R. MERRIT, is doing a large amount of work.
(Local news from Paris) Mr. J. F. STEWART of Ottawa county moved on the Judge SCHMIDT farm on Rattle Snake creek. He is a fine man and a good citizen.
(Local news from Paris) Mr. C. H. BLAKE's little girl is sick. Did not learn the complaint.
(Local news from Paris) Mr C. H. PARKHURST is on gaining ground after five weeks' sickness with complicated disease.
S. H. HINDS started on his return to Iowa last Thursday.
W. O. PARMENTER gave us a pleasant call a few days ago.
L. A. MINX's house is nearly ready for occupancy.
We are pleased to hear that Mr. Lee STANFORD is recovering.
Jno. LYNES is working in Ellsworth and paid Lincoln Center a visit a few days ago.
J. W. FRENCH now has his paint shop in the building just south of the Beacon office.
Tom STRANGE is building an addition to his meat shop necessitated by the increase in business.
T. MALONE is laying in his stock of groceries, his new store building being now ready for occupancy.
B. BELL is refrigerating at a great rate; fresh meats of all kinds constantly on hand; fresh, cool and eatable.
Deputy sheriff HOLCOMB last Saturday took BEAL, who is awaiting trial on a charge of cattle stealing, to the Ellsworth jail for confinement and took GOFF on to Leavenworth. County attorney FINELY [sic! FINLEY ?] accompanied them as far as Ellsworth and returned the fore part of the week.
J. A. PECK, postmaster at Rosette, accompanied by his brother, M. PECK, called upon us last Monday and subscribed for the Beacon....
C. A. CORLISS of Orbitello last Monday brought us a bunch of wheat, 27 inches in height....
Lincoln Beacon, May 19, 1881 J. R. CREIGHTON of Sylvan Grove called upon us yesterday and became a subscriber to the Beacon. Mr. Creighton now has the contract for carrying the mail between here and Wilson and he will be an obliging and efficient officer.
Rev. J. MEDCRAFT and J. H. BARNUM, two of our subscribers, called opon us a few days ago. They are two of our old settlers and respected citizens, and are always welcome at our office.
Geo. GREEN a few days ago since subscribed for the Beacon, to be sent to an old friend, Albert PHIPPS at Cherokee, Iowa.
We are more than gratified to learn that Judge WELLMAN has about abandoned his project of leaving Lincoln County.
Lawyer DILLON dropped in last Tuesday and subscribed for the Beacon, to be sent to his son in Nodaway county, Missouri.
E. D. BISHOP (everybody knows him as one of our crack farmers), favored us with a call and $1 on subscription last Saturday.
Miss Lottie LUTES, a sister of Mayor Lutes, of this city, has lately arrived here from Indiana to remain until winter so we understand.
C. C. LYONS, one of the good citizens and hard-working farmers of Allamead, came in Tuesday last and added his name to the Beacon's subscription list.
A. W. PORTER, one of our fine teachers, at present teaching Pleasant Valley, called upon us last Saturday. Mr. Porter is a pleasant gentleman, whom it is a pleasure to meet.
S. A. AULTMAN called upon us last Saturday.
We saw T. L. WEBSTER of Wolf Creek in town Tuesday.
Charley TURNER has received word of his brother's safe arrival in Leesburg, Florida.
W. B. WILLIAMSON of Marion township favored us with a call a few days ago. Come again.
L. V. JOHNSON, one of the reliable citizens of Indiana township, gave us a pleasant call last Saturday.
L. A. MINX feels big over that new boy at his house and it's all right if he does; no one has a better right.
N. LAMONT congratulates himself and we congratulate him upon the arrival at his house of a fine boy a few days ago.
The many acquaintances and friends in this vicinity of Mr. Sibley A. PIERCE will be pleased to hear of his marriage in Chicago upon the 3rd inst., to Miss Cora N. ALLING of that city. Mr. Pierce is located in Kansas City as a partner in the western firm of Barnhart Bros. & Sindler, type-founders, of Chicago.
A. C. JACKSON, familiarly known as "Ace," has returned to Lincoln Center after an absence of nearly a year. He is not yet decided whether to relocate here or not. His many friends here would be glad to have him do so and we hope he will. His brother, Ed. Jackson, ex-sheriff of this county, is in the Big Horn Mts., Wyoming.
C. L. TREMAIN of Allamead, came in a few days ago. He informed us that last Friday night F. WILLS, a farmer in his neighborhood, had a horse killed by lightning, and Sunday afternoon lightning stuck and killed a cow belonging to F. FERRILL. A hail storm in the vicinity of Bacon the same night almost ruined a field of wheat belonging to M. L. BOYER, while John BUNKER's wheat was considerably injured.
Surveyor BISHOP, assisted by his brother, last Tuesday made a survey of Main street to ascertain the amount of grading necessary to establish a uniform grade for draining purposes, from 2nd street to the west edge of town. It is desirable that the business houses upon Main street be built upon the same level and the survey was also made to strike a level for that purpose. No work will be done in the way of grading for some time.
(From Monroe local news)
The news has come to the office that the wife of John WEBB is dying. She has consumption and has been sick all winter and leaves a little one some two or three months old.
I have not seen any account in your paper of T. C. SKINNER, F. SKINNER, Doc. POWELL, Stewart McCLELLAN and Milo B. WRIGHT starting for Colorado. They started on Monday, the 26th of April. The objective point is Silverton.
(From the May 14th report of the County Commissioners printed in the Beacon) The following bills were allowed for jurors [we have listed here only the names of the jurors]: J. CRUSON, Paul BROSKA, Geo. STITES, J. H. WRIGHT, L. KENT, J. E. ANDERSON, Thos. BRANN, F. HERMAN, W. HANCOCK, D. SANDERS, D. K. NORTON, C. D. BOONE, R. C. HINKLEY, L. H. LANG, M. A. WING, F. F. FRANS, J. HARSHBERGER [sic!... HARSHBARGER ?], M. R. HART, Chas. WOOD, Jno. DOWNS, Jos. CHEENEY [sic!... CHENEY ?], S. ENGLE, G. W. LEGGETT, M. N. STEARNS, J. B. CANTRELL, M. BRITIGAM, T. RYAN, U. PRATHER, T. MALONE, S. WEAVER, Jas CLARKE
Lincoln Beacon, May 26, 1881 Dr. COGSWELL has located his office first door east of Perkins' grocery on Main street.
Clif. MARSH has opened a restaurant in the stone building west of PERKINS grocery.
L. L. ALLEN of Golden Belt called opon us yesterday. Wheat booming in his neighborhood and everybody jubilant.
T. A. WALLS came in last Saturday and had a dollar put to his credit on our subscription book. He intends going out to the Gunnison country in a short time. He has our best wishes.
F. M. MONROE and Ida S. WITTEL, of south Elkhorn, were married a short time ago and immediately started for Oregon. Mrs. E. A. MOODY, sister of Miss WITTEL, also started for Oregon in company with them.
Samuel Price of Colorado [Township], Lincoln county, aged eighty-two years, proved up on his homestead this week in the Salina Land Office. If any other land district can show as aged a man making himself a new home we would like to from it.
B. T. BARTHOLOMEW, one of the substantial men and hard working farmers of Beaver township, became a subscriber to the Beacon this week.
A letter from A. I. DAVIS, now living in the valley of the river Willamette, in Oregon, says the rainy season there is about over for this year. It has just begun here.
Mr. DOUGLAS, who has spent the winter in the mountains, returned to Lincoln Center last Saturday. He doesn't take much stock in Colorado, and will remain here for a time.
Dr. FANCHER has again located in Lincoln Center and has his office upstairs over LEGGITT's store, three doors west of the post office.
The dwelling house belonging to J. E. CHESSHER, and located in the southwestern part of town has been painted, which improves its appearance very much.
Mrs. WICKER, mother of B. WICKER, of this place, started a few days ago for Iowa, called there by the illness of a daughter. Mrs. N. S. BRYANT has returned from her trip to Bavaria.
We carelessly threw a small package (not knowing its contents) into the kitchen fire a few days ago when it disploded, raising the lids and giving us a powerful taste of the next world (the one the printers' debtors go to). The package contained powder.
For the fifth week in the primary department of the Lincoln Center Select School. Names of those neither tardy nor absent and who averaged over 90 per cent. In recitations: Thomas JENSEN, Emma STOCKWELL, Dellie WEGLEY, Lottie STOCKWELL, Minnie FINCH and Carrie BELL.... Anna C. WAIT, teacher.
Eugene TURNER, at Leesburg, Florida, was one of last week's subscribers, but home we failed to mention.
W. S. McNITT started a few days since for an extended trip though the east and will be absent for some time.
Mrs. ALLSWORTH, mother of Prof. ALLSWORTH, arrived here last Friday from Pennsylvania on a visit to her sons and daughter.
Judson FARNSWORTH and J. NEWTON are expected to start for the mountains in a short time. May they have lots of good luck.
R. A. THOMPSON has hung out a danger signal in front of his restaurant and there is an interesting legend painted upon it.
We are very glad to hear that Mr. Lee STANFORD is recovered from his recent illness.
Lincoln Beacon, June 2, 1881 We are indebted to Miss Marian LAMONT for a large and fragrant bouquet of wild flowers and to Mrs. W. E. MARSH for a bouquet containing eight varieties of cultivated roses.
A. F. MATTHEWS returned from his trip to Missouri last Saturday.
J. L. CORNELL, of Chester, Meigs county, O[hio], orders the Beacon and Weekly Capital out to him.
J. B. CANTRELL, of Milo, one of tis substantial and desirable men gave the Beacon a call a few days ago.
Wm. SWINBURNE has subscribed for the Beacon, to be sent to his address in Chicago upon his return there.
The parents of G. W. FINCH, our county attorney arrived here from the east last Monday to make an extended visit.
Otto OLSEN, one of our popular shoemakers, this week subscribed for the Beacon, finding life incomplete without it.
F. F. FRANS gave us a pleasant call some days ago. Everything up his way booming, which are glad to hear. Come again.
L. M. COMPTON called upon us a few days ago to say that everthing in Garfield district is booming, including the Beacon.
Mr. A. L. FOUTS of Sylvan Grove came in last Tuesday and added his name to our subscription list as well as the name of his father, E. W. FOUTS of Bedford, Iowa, and gave us the needful therefor. We have heard of Mr. FOUTS as one of our most desirable new comers and we are glad to reckon him upon our list.
C. L. TREMAIN dropped in last Saturday to tell us about an eight legged pig belonging to a neighbor, L. J. McKINNEY of Herman. The four superfluous legs are situated one pair under the body between the natural pair and the other on the chest protruding forward. Three legged calves are nowhere now.
J. R. SMITH, F. M. LEEMASTER, A. POOLE, H. LORE, G. W. MOORE and Wm. WEAVER, all citizens of Paris, have this week subscribed for the Beacon. These gentlemen we consider it a favor to count as subscribers.
C. B. STOVER, of Pleasant Valley, called upon us last Saturday. Mr. Stover is from Center county, Pennsylvania, and is one of the wealthiest and most desirable citizens in the county.
(From Pottersburg local news) Mr. J. VAN LEWEN is quite sick.
Lincoln Beacon, June 9, 1881 Mr. STOCKWELL has vacated his hotel building and moved into the country.
Mrs. H. HAMMER has gone to New Cambria, called there by the illness of her mother.
U. PRATHER gave us a call last Monday. He says Beaver township promises as beig a wheat crop as the most favored portions of the country.
J. C. BALDWIN, of Woody, subscribed for the Beacon last Monday. A hard working farmer and desirable citizen, Mr. Baldwin's name is welcome upon our list.
C. D. BROWN, of Ingalls, dropped in for a chat some days ago. Come again.
Rev. A. E. LITZ has returned from Harvey County. He gave us a pleasant call last Friday.
John COLE has opened a bakery in the building formerly occupied by M. B. HATHAWAY, at the west end of Main street.
Henry BRITGAM left with us a few days ago a bunch of rye five and a half feet high. The growth of all kinds of crops is wonderful.
J. P. CUMMINS and wife, arrived in town a few days ago. Mr. C. has returned. Mrs. C. will remain for a time, visiting with friends. She is a sister of Mayor Lutes.
J. S. BAIR, of Ingalls, called upon us last Saturday and subscribed for the Beacon. Mr. Bair besides being one of the best men at Ingalls, is a man of judgement as is evidenced by his choice of reading matter.
Wm DOWNS has returned Monday from the eastern part of the state.
Robt. PURVIS returned Monday from Louisville, Pottawatomie county.
B. J. SKINNER of Monroe, dropped in to see us last Saturday and to subscribe for the Beacon. Mr. Skinner has grown up from boyhood in Lincoln county and is a citizen to be proud of. He is one of our rising young men.
We have heard of late some complaints regarding the depredations of wild dogs. Mr. FINDLEY, whose farm adjoins town on the north has lost a number of hogs by these dogs this spring. They run about in small packs and act much more like coyotes than like dogs.
Mrs. J. B. GOFF a few days since presented us with a handsome bouquet of roses grown by her and which, with the other floral gifts we have received, demonstrate what has long been doubted, that the "American Desert" can be made to blossom like the rose. For this beautiful gift accept our thanks.
W. E. MARSH a few days ago left at this office a very curious rock weighing about fifteen pounds upon which as though it was wax are thirty impressions of leaves, most them entire. It is a geological specimen of some beauty and value and must be seen to be appreciated. Mr. Marsh found it on the prairie, about two miles south of his place which is in Indiana township. It was lying upon the surface of the ground, is red in color and extremely hard. It was found in the neighborhood of the mineral spring.
W. E. MOSS, of Paris, favored us with a call last Saturday. He is a brother of Col. C. E. Moss, of St. Louis, the gentleman who has been engaged to deliver an address at the celebration to be held here on the 4th.
The HUFF brothers, after their release here last week were immediately taken under arrest on a warrant from Ellsworth county, charging them with cattle stealing and were again admitted to bail.
Mr. L. C. GUNN, accompanied by his son Levi, and his daughters, Misses Jennie and Mary Gunn, came over from Beloit this week. The ladies remain for a time visiting friends in this neighborhood.
D. E. KLISE, of Golden Belt, favored us with a visit last Monday. He informed us that E. W. BEACH has lately returned from St. Louis, where he has been since last fall, employed as a compositor upon the Globe-Democrat.
James MELROSE has been trying to pull his boots on over his head, ever since last Thursday week, all on account of a brand new girl baby at his his house, named Mertie May. She kicks the beam at eight pounds.
T. F. BRANN lost a very valuable cow a short time ago. She seemed to be all right when he started to town and on returning he found her dead.
Lincoln Register, Sept. 9, 1881 Tuesday and Tuesday night brought us plenty of rain, which with the rain of
last week puts the ground in most superb condition for plowing, but the
thermometer has fallen from 110 in the shade, on last Saturday, to 65 on
Wednesday, and we are all doubled up.
Albert REED in putting out the fire from the engine at Jake DICK's was so
careful that he excited the ridicule of the young men and the commendation
of the older ones, and the result was that a careful investigation failed
to develop any possibility that the fire originated from the engine. Jake
will be able to save about 250 out of 500.
Ed. JOHNSON has just put himself up a large windmill for pumping water and
for grinding feed for the stock upon his five stock ranches. Ed. is doing a
good business with good cattle and hogs, and plenty of funds.
The river, below Monroe, is getting well lined with stock ranches. V. and
J. M. BALL, J. H. REED, Calvin SKINNER, E. E. Johnson and Jim RICE are all
well fixed and doing well, having from 50 to 300 acres fenced.
Old Mr. William GILMORE died last week and was followed to his last resting
place beside his wife in the Monroe Cemetery by a large number of mourning
friends and relative.
John WEBB, Adam RHUL and Dick LAW also are among are such a number that I would class as "well fixed".
All of the above articles come from newspapers available on interlibrary loan from the Kansas State Historical Society. You can view a listing of Lincoln County newspapers on microfilm available from the Society by clicking HERE. (Note: The numbers off to right of the list are the reel numbers at the Society). For more information on borrowing these newspapers go to the Society's Interlibrary Loan page.
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