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The Webster County Gazette: May 21, 1880
A little son of Jim Wheeler’s has been quite sick with the diptheria (sic), but is now recovering.
A three years old colt, belonging to Davis, fell dead in the harness while plowing corn one day last week.
Silas Goss believes in the “fonetic sistem of spelin.” Sukses Silus to your efforts.
John Tapper, our new school superintendent, was through this part of the county last week attending to the duties of his office; and right here perhaps it would not be out of place to remark that Mr. Tapper is doing a good work in our schools. His gentlemanly manner gains for him the respect and regard of all our teachers, while his enthusiasm for school room work leaves an influence which cannot be otherwise than beneficial.
It was Beightol’s house than burned instead of Brightol, as was made to appear by your type in last weeks paper and Beightol was living in it at the time.
Samuel Suture and wife start for Colorado soon.
While Will Clark and a little son of E.L. Pratt, were planting corn the other day the team – a pair of colts got away form Will and started off to plant corn on their own hook. For a time Will said he never saw corn planted as fast, but the planter soon began to assume a form that would not warrant it to work in a systematic manner, and planting operations were suspended although the horses went on. When stopped it was found that the planter was completely demoralized. Although the loss at the time was quite serious yet under the circumstances it was fortunate that it was no worse.
It would probably be a pretty good idea for the good people who hold religious services in the school house, to occasionally clean the same. When Paul wrote “cleanliness is next to Godliness” he ment (sic) the school house floor as much as any thing else.
Several person who were converted at the revival meetings last winter, held at the Blanchard school house, were sprinkled last Sunday.
N.B. Hyatt of Webster City revealed his smiling visage last Sunday to some of this friends in this township.
We were mistaken when we said not long ago that the measles were subsiding in this neighborhood. They are wading right in with the stern vengence (sic) of a lightning rod agent. We almost took ’em the other day.
A young lady of this town s hip boards at home and walks to and from her school nigh and morning a distance of three miles. We call that grit.
The leap year party at Duncombe was a success.