Last Saturday evening a complete and most pleasant surprise was given H. W. Glass at his home by his Sunday school class, it being his 59th birthday anniversary. Of course it would be useless to try to describe the feeling and experience at such a time. The evening was passed in a very pleasant and enjoyable manner.
Apples and popcorn aided in passing the time pleasantly. But the greatest surprise of the evening was introduced just before their departure, when the clas by one of its members brought from it hiding place a beautiful bible (a red letter edition,) and in a brief and appropriate presentation speech handed to the one who's surprise was thus increased all the more. Occasions like this lead one to think that life is worth living. And may many very many happy birthday anniversaries fall to the lot of each member of this noble class, who's names follows: Mrs. E. H. Glass, Ora Rankin, Nellie Niles, May Kingston, Edna Garrison, Susan Cellar, Veda Ross, Laura Mathis, Madge Lindsay, Mrs. Ira Rankin, Mrs. C. Dryden.
John Smiley, who had been ill with consumption for the past several months, died at his home in Waverly, Sunday, Feb. 2, on his 41st birthday. The funeral was held Sunday and the body interred in the Agricola cemetery.
John was well known here and was for a time the foreman of the Missouri Pacific section south of town. He was married in Franklin county, Kentucky, July 2, 1892, where he lived one year then came to Waverly. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his death.
Mrs. Ed. Drum died at her home in the south part of Waverly Saturday evening, Jan. 31, 1908, after a long illness and months of intense suffering. All that human skill and loving care could do was done for her, but death finally triumphed in the struggle.
Lucy Miranda Smith was born April 28, 1835, at St. Albom, N. Y., where she was married in 1852 to F. C. Osborne. To this union were born five children, three boys and two girls. Two of the children died: Frank in 1895 and Myrtle in 1878. The surviving children are Wallace Osborne of Ottawa; Lovall Osborn, of Woodside, Calif., and Mrs. Maud Hulse of Eads, Colorado.
She was united in marriage with Edward Drum of Waverly in 1880, and for twenty-eight years they have lived happily together and respected by all who knew them. Mrs. Drum was a woman of strong and loving personality. She was always found lending every possible aid to those in need and to every worthy work.
The funeral services were conducted at the Waverly M. E. church by Rev. E. W. Spencer, in the presence of a very large number of friends of the family, and the remains were interred the Waverly cemetery.