Fine weather still reigns supreme.
Corn husking is over, and so is Christmas.
The school of district 17 reared a fine tree on Christmas Eve and accompanied it with a literary entertainment, under the management of Professor Deatrick.
A family reunion was held at the residence of Philip Souders on Christmas day, with all the members of the family present. A bountiful dinner was spread, and when the "old gentleman turned his plate, much to his surprise, he found a pair of gold framed spectacles,--a present from his daughters.
Strawn church built a pyramid on Christmas night, which was well loaded with presents.
Enjoyment seems to reign through out the holidays, and this is as it should be.
We enjoyed a grand, good dinner and time generally on Christmas day, and are now gaunting ourselves for New Year's day, having an invitation to goose and turkey on that day. So Mr. Ed. is you hear nothing from us for a couple of weeks, you may at one conclude that we are too full to either quack or gobble.
People who have had cattle to die while running in stalkfields, now lay it to over feed and warm weather. It seems that after they had been taken out of the field and put on less feed no more have died.
The Santa Fe is being ballasted at his place and will be made one of the best yards between Emporia and Ottawa.
Several of our young people went to Arvonia New Year's night to attend the oyster supper and concert.
Mr. Ben Krug is visiting for a few days with his many old-time friends around Lebo. He now resides in Bourbon county.
Roberts & Jones have removed their ice house from back of the shop to their residence on Merchant St.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Morris, formerly residents of Key West, now of Barton county, Kansas, have been spending the holidays with friends and relatives in Key West and on Lebo Creek.
There was a little runaway on our streets last Monday. Mr. E. H. Walton's team broke loose near his residence, on Merchant street, and ran west and south and finally stopped by running square into the side of R. J. Soper's granary. No damage done, except a hole punched through the granary by the pole of the wagon.
A number of young folks of this place meet at the Gold Leaf New Year's eve. and indulged in a good time generally. Nothing was spared in making the occasion a grand one, and a merrier lot of of young folks never assembled. Just before retiring Mr. Thos. Wilson spread the leaves of a clean, new register, dated it "New Year's Day, 1890," and placed therein the names of those present. The following is the list:
Prof. D. B. Morgan, Frank M. Trick, Gomer Jones, Doc Neiberger, James Blue, Cora Swindler, Mary Bebb, Lizzie Klowles, Birdie Davis, Thos. Wilson, Mrs. V. W. Davis, Alson Congdon, Griff Jones, John Singleton, H. H. Clawson, John P. Jones, Bird Jones, Mattie Jones, Sallie Knowles, O. M. Speer, V. W. Davis, C. J. Garrett.
Chewing gum, pop corn and candy was served in abundance and all enjoyed themselves.
Married. By Rev. Daniel Webster, Dec. 25, 1889, Mr. Arthur Veach, of Strawn, to Mrs. Mary Jordon, of this city.
There is but one thing in connection with the above happy event that we regret, and that is the loss of her many friends in Lebo from their midst, Mrs. Jordon. For this we are sorry, but we forget even that, when we think of her happiness and good fortune in uniting with so excellent a gentleman as Mr. Veach. If she could have coaxed him to come to Lebo her friends would have been more than glad. Rev. Arthur Veach is one of Coffey county's pioneer settlers and most highly esteemed and prosperous farmers. Mrs. Jordon has lived in Lebo about four years, and has as many warm friends here as acquaintances. We offer our congratulations and best wished. Also return thanks for a bountiful supply of most delicious cake.
We welcome in the new year.
Hogs taken on subscription.
C. A. Ball went to Kansas City on Tuesday.
Thos. Wilson went to Emporia last Monday.
For good, cheap meat go to Roberts & Jones.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Morse Dec. 30, a boy.
Dr. Robbins, of Strawn, was in our city Wednesday.
We have been having dull weather these last few days.
Chas. Garrett, of Burlington, was in town Wednesday.
Elmer Lane, of Burlington, was on our streets Tuesday.
Marsh Edwards returned to Emporia Wednesday night.
Mrs. Wilson returned last night from her visit to Ottawa.
J. M. Manson returned from a trip to Oklahoma, yesterday.
Corn sold at 12 cents per bushel in this city a few days this week.
Begin your good deeds with the first of the year and stick to them.
Alfred Davis, of Emporia, is visiting with W. W. Roberts and family.
J. Paul Jones has been spending the holidays with friends in the country.
Ollie Chapman, of Melvern, spent the holidays with his parents in this city.
Business is slack at present, as people have not yet settled down to work.
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All bridges are being raised and made stronger on this branch of the Santa Fe.
G. W. Scholey, of Kansas City, was gunning in this neighborhood a few days last week.
Quite a number of Lebo sports attended the "hoss" race at Hartford last Saturday.
Mr. Al. Jones is enjoying a visit from his uncle, Mr. Ed. Merrell, of Miami county.
J. D. C. Holmes, of Burlington, transacted insurance business in our city on Tuesday.
Professor D. B. Morgan, the veterinary surgeon, left Wednesday morning for Arkansas.
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D. N. Thomas, one of Arvonia's most respected citizens, made THE COURIER a pleasant call last Saturday.
If the old saying "a green New Year's makes fat grave-yards" be true, grave diggers will be in demand this year.
J. M. Yocum and wife started to their old home, at Somerton, Ohio, Monday, on a visit to old friends and relatives. They contemplate being gone about four weeks.
Died--At Emporia, Kansas, Jan. 1, 1890, Mr. B. F. Kenyon, of quick consumption.
Mr. Kenyon was formerly a citizen of Lebo and has a host of friends here who will be grieved to learn of his death.
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Last Sunday evening at about the hour that old Morpheus folds peaceful mortals in this embrace and woes them to gentle slumber, Mr. Jack Kendle and wife returned to their home, in West Lebo. When they entered they found one Thos. Bain sitting quietly by the fire. Mrs. K. told him to go; he went. Mrs. K. grabbed up an old shot gun, and as Thos. sped away, out into the golden glow of the millioins of shining, dancing stars that twinkled in the sky, and the silvery sheen, shed by fair old Luna from her stary perch, on the dome of immensity, the soft night winds making sweet music as they played through his auburn locks, and the snowy crystals of frost glistened and shone at his feet, as they lay think like a coat of mail, on the breast of the earth, she made ready, took aim and fired. The hour held sacred by men was descrated by the harsh bang of the old gun as it sounded and reverbrated far away oer the hills and adown the woodlands. The whereabouts of the shot that were in the old gun have not since been located.
Monday morning Mrs. Kendle made complaint before Justice Davis that said Thos. Bain had threatened her life. It seems that Bain had told Mrs. Kendle that if she did not forever desert and leave Jack Kendle and follow him, (Bain), even to the uttermost parts of the earth, that she should die. But, Mrs. K. wasn't built that way, and didn't propose to die; and it wasn't for fun that she grabbed the gun, when she told him he'd better hie. Then Mr. Bain saw, it was in vain, and concluded he'd better fly.
He is now a migratory biped on the brow of the earth. Pease now reigns supreme, and Lebo still stands.
The family of David Cox and wife, residing on a farm in the river bottom west of Le Roy, south of the water mills, consists of nine grown children five ladies and four men, whose respective weights are as follows:
Annie, 149 pounds.
Average weight, 219.77 pounds.--Le Roy Reporter.
Addie, 239 1/2.
William, 200 1/2.
Total weight, 1,978 pounds.
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Parents often wonder who or what has ruined their boys. They have been in school every day, but the lessons of deportment and morality inculcated there, seem to have been wasted on barren ground. The truth is, the boys are allowed to be on the streets from the time school closes until late at night. The street corner is the best place in the world for teaching vice, profligacy and crime. Nearly all the bad language and idle, vicious habits which boys acquire are learned on the streets late at night. Teachers may be able to accomplish a little in counteracting these evil influences, but much of their labor is in vain until parents co-operate with them by keeping their boys off the streets at night.--Nonpariel.
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