Matietta Times, April
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Mr. John Thomas who
has been sick with consumption all winter, died at this home in Newport
Saturday, April 4th, and was buried by the Jr. O. A. M., of which he was a
member, the Sunday afternoon following. He leaves a wife to whom he had been
married only six months.
Miss Maggie Reynolds,
daughter of Mr. John Reynolds, how has been in very poor health for a year past
is much inproved and her friends are encouraged as to her recovery.
The W. F. M. S. held
their yearly "thank offering" service at the home of Mrs. L. C. Ker
last Saturday afternoon, when the thank offering enveloped were found to
The members of the M.
E. Church at our place are contemplating the erection of a parsonage, which is
very much needed. There will be a silver medal contest given under the auspices
of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and will be held in the M. E. Church
April 17th with ten young ladies as contestants.
The Ladies Mite
Society held their annual election of officers Saturday, April 4th, which resulted
in the re-election of Mrs. Julia Rea, president, "third term," and Madames Susie Ker, Mary Stewart and
Lillian Morris, vice persidents: and Miss Susie Rea, secretary and treasurer.
The Junior Order gave
an oyster supper last Friday evening on the steamer "Evansville"
while lying at our levee, and the young people enjoyed themselves hugely.
Born, a son to Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Dye, and grandson to Arky Dye and wife.
Mr. Wm. Barkwell is
about to begin building two new houses on Maple Ave.
Miss Mamie Long has
returned to Sistersville after a visit of some weeks to her old home in
Miss Harkness and
little son of Rural Dale, who had been visiting with the family of Mr. Richard
Rea, have returned to their home.
Mrs. Johnson, of
Chester Hill, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Bailey for a few days.
Mr. Otis Bosworth, of
Allegheny, was in town last week the guest of his mother.
Misses Floss Haight
and Nell Lauer were visiting with Mrs. L. A. Ferguson in the country Sunday.
We had a beautiful
Easter service in the M. E. Church Sabbath morning , and we can truly say that
we live in an age of advancement so far as our choir is concerned. We are
justly proud of our singers and feel that they can hardly be surpassed.
We will soon have our new D. D. S. with us, Mr. John
Becker of Cinncinati, and will say the the "Assistant D. D. S." we
think fully competent - to be around anyway.
That spring is
opening, and the air becoming balmy, the streets dry and smooth, is a great
boon to the "Lay Brethern," for now marble playing and quoit pitching
are useful exercises, and can only be indulged in when luxuriant nature is
Carrie K. Chewer.