Lincoln County News (Lincoln, KS) ---March 13, 1873
---Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners at a Special Session held March 10 for the purpose of considering the propriety of submitting to a vote of the qualified electors of the county a proposition to issue bonds to build a courthouse in Lincoln county Officers present were: Hon. John S. STRANGE, chairman; Hon. Orlando WEED and Hon. J.B. WALLS, commissioners; and A.S. POTTER, clerk It was then ordered by the board that a proposition to issue bonds of Lincoln county in the amount of $4,000 should be submitted to a vote of the legal electors at the next general election to be held the first day of April.
---Mr. MARSH has left a couple of very large hen s eggs at this office, to see what we think of them. Our opinion is that if the hens can stand it, he ought to feel satisfied.
---We learn that a new bed of coal has been discovered on Spillman creek, this county, which promises to yield an article superior to any which has heretofore been opened up. The vein is about ten inches thick, improves in quality and thickness the farther it is penetrated. There is one certainty that those who settle in Lincoln county can depend upon, that they or their grandchildren will never freeze to death for want of good and cheap fuel.
---A man in Kansas whose front name is John, tried a new experiment for cleaning soot out of chimneys the other day. He wrapped a lot of powder, some pound more or less, in a paper and put it in the stove, and in order to compel it to up the pipe, shut the door, and placing his feel against it, heroically awaited the result, like a mule with a howitzer strapped on his back. In due time it went off, and so did John. It was an even race to the door, but outside the powder was ahead. Whether it was disgusted at the vile uses to which it had been put, or whether the soot was too compact to be moved, it is not know. At any rate, as a cleansing method, John thinks it is a failure.
---(from editor D.W. Henderson s column):
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday May 3, 1876
---Mrs. D. E. COOLBAUGH has gone to Kansas City on a visit to her friends and acquaintances.
---H. C. ANGEL is finishing a convenient addition to his residence.
---C. L. PIERCE has his house about completed.
---B. C. McCLELLAND of Monroe, has a fine lot of Osage hedge plants for sale.
---H. S. BUZICK will break 300 acres of prairie on his mammouth farm of 3000 acres the coming season.
---C. L. PIERCE is as spry as a cricket and as sociable as a grasshopper all on account of his new baby girl which weighs just nine pounds and a half, down weight.
---R. M. ROGERS of Colorado Township left at our office one day last week a fine sample of his raising of tobacco, which good judges say, compares favorably with grown in Kentucky and Tennessee.
---Mrs. A. C. WAIT commenced her select school on Monday last.
---Mr. A. S. POTTER, one of the earliest pioneers of this county, and who has been at his old home in Illinois for the past year returned to his old friends in the west on last Thursday. ... He first came to our county in 1870 and was the first county clerk we ever had, being reelected and serving two terms.
---Notice is hereby given that Bridget FLAHERTY, a minor, by James FLAHERTY, her next friend, has this day filed her petition in the office of the clerk of the District Court in and for Lincoln County, Kansas, praying that she may be empowered to exercise the rights of majority for the purpose of homesteading and building a homestead on government land. Dated April 18, 1876. Signed by Bridget FLAHERTY. By James FLAHERTY, her next friend.
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday May 10, 1876
---Rev. H. C. BRADBURY and wife have moved to this place. They occupy a portion of the residence of J. C. PARKER. He preaches every Sabbath at the Courthouse.
---J. S. SPRINGER is getting his lumber in the ground for a residence.
---Wm BURGESS, who has been chopping in the timber for Dr. VERNON during the past week, made a misslick on Friday afternoon, completely severing the big toe from the foot...
---A. S. POTTER, one of the best workmen on watches and clocks in the country is now on hand to do all work in this line.
---Some villains entered the storeroom of Elias REES on Saturday night last and carried away goods of different kinds to the amount of several hundred dollars.
---The following is the list of Jurors drawn for the May term of our district court which convenes on the 15th: W. McBRIDE, H. W. GRAHAM, Samuel DONELLY, Judson FARNSWORTH, H. R. STEWART, James ASKEY, Jas. S. GAYLORD, J. AUSTIN, C. S. GAYLOR, W. O. HOLMBURG, J. C. PARKER and James WILDE. --T. A. WALLS, sheriff.
---[A long article about a concert given Thursday evening last at the court house. Performers listed: C. L. PIERCE, A. C. SPRINGER, Dennis SPRINGER, Miss Nannie TIBBY, Miss Dosia HENDERSON, W. H. HENDERSON, Mrs. TANNYHILL, Miss Martha HENDERSON, Miss Dena HENDERSON, Miss Minnie WALL, Miss Belle GREEN, Master Harrie WELLMAN, Miss Belle CLARK, Johnny SCOTT, Johnny HENDERSON, "Little" Blanche WELLMAN and Mr. CAUDLE.]
---Married on Tuesday morning, May 2nd, at the residence of the bride's parents in Lincoln Center, by Judge Wm HEDRICK, Mr. M. N. ADAMS and Miss Carrie Belle ROBINSON, both of this county.
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday May 17, 1876
---J. M. SMITH of Pottersburg has 125 acres of fall wheat and rye to harvest, all looking first rate
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday May 24, 1876
---W. W. DAVIS has traded his town property for the BATES farm north of town and moved on the same.
---J. S. STRANGE is finishing up his fine large stone house on his farm, one mile west of town.
---Messrs. DUNHAM and BOHRER, late from Nebraska have settled in our midst.
---Born of the 16th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. R. PARKER a little girl of nine pounds weight.
---John KLEPPER is the gentleman we [the editor] wish to thank for a fine string of catfish.
---A specimen of fall wheat shown as by Mr. DeARMOND, and pulled from the field of Mr. John BALL measures just 42 inches in length.
--Some person, either accidentally or on purpose, shot through the hind leg of a fine young mare belonging to J. W. OTIS of Vesper a few days ago.
---Dr. VERNON performed a delicate and difficult operation on Mrs. BLOOMBART, quite an old lady, living down the river, a few days ago, removing from the right breast a cancer of long standing and of large size. The patient is doing well.
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday May 31, 1876
---We [the editor] acknowledge a call from Mr. GARVER from Maryland, who just
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday June 7, 1876
---J. H. RACKERBY, Esq., has been appointed postmaster at Battle Creek, this county.
---Married: on Saturday morning, May 28th at the residence of the the bride's parents, Ellsworth County, Kansas, by H. C. BRADBURY, F. M. BROWN of Lincoln County, to Ruby M. THOMPSON.
---M. E. SLOAN, formerly of this place was buried in Salina on Monday.
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday June 14, 1876
---W. W. BROWN, attorney at law, and his son, H. Clark BROWN, disciple of Faust, of Belfonte, Pennsylvania, arrived in our place on Friday. They come with a view of settling permanently... [note: we are unsure of the term, "disciple of Faust." but that's what was written].
---John S. STRANGE killed two fine antelope one day last week.
---N.B. REES is making improvements on his picture gallery building.
---Born, on June 2d, 1876, to Charles and L. Gertrude METCALF, a boy. Weight, eight pounds. The little fellow has settled among one of the best classes of people in the west, and we hope his life may be as bright as are the present prospects of his native state.
---W.C. BUZICK has been quite sick for some days past, and at one time serious apprehensions were felt for his recovery. We believe he is a little better now, although he is not considered out of danger.
---Dr. J. K. OSBORN of Ottawa County shed the light of his countenance on us for a few moments Thursday morning. He thinks some of settling in our town.
---Our fellow townsman and most excellent Sherriff, T. A. WALLS, has just recently received his appointment as Deputy U. S. Marshall for this district.
---We hear that the wife of Mr. David JOHNSON, living near Harshbarger, this county, was seriously injured by lightning a few days since. Mr. JOHNSON and Mr. A. E. DOOLITTLE being severely schecked at the same time.
---The following Misses were selected to represent the thirteen states [in the upcoming July 4th centennial celebration in Lincoln]: Mary RUSSELL, Mary GUNN, Belle WALLS, Nettie HENDERSON, Blanche WELLMAN, Anna HOLCOMB, Lizzie GREEN, Ida DAVIS, Carrie PERRY, Theresa BROWN, Clara BRYANT, Gertie SPRINGER and Josie MALONE. Miss Belle CLARK to act as Goddess of Liberty.
---Seven distinct and brilliant water spouts were plainly visible, seemingly but a few miles south and southeast of town on Wednesday afternoon last ...... Mr. David PONTIUS of this place, mail contractor on the Ellsworth route was caught on the prairie about four miles this side of Ellsworth, and badly injured about the head, and having some of his ribs broken. His hack was badly used up. The wagon with him in it was picked up and played with as if it were a feather ...... Reports also come to us that great damage was done on Mulberry Creek a few miles this side of Salina. The house of Mr. EMNET and also that of Mr. WHITNEY were torn to atems [sic!] and the inmates badly injured. [Note... The preceding selections come from a long article concerning the appearance of several tornadoes in the Lincoln area].
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday June 21, 1876
---Road Supervisor, W. H. PARKER is doing a good job of work on the streets of the town.
---Hon Washington SMITH is preparing a historical sketch of our county which will shortly be published in the Register.
---Mr. Elias REES, accompanied by his two daughters, Miss Mollie and Miss Ella, left Monday for a visit in Illinois and Pennsylvania. They will take in the Centennial on their rounds and return some time in the fall.
---Mr. D.H. GARVER is breaking two hundred acres on his thousand acre farm, in the Maryland settlement, near Vesper.
---Geo W. WEEKS and family left here a few days ago for their old home in Ohio. They leave many friends in this county, who wish them all manner of good luck and prosperity.
---J.C. RYAN has finished shearing his flock of 430 sheep.
---Mr. Timothy KINE, who owns the hotel property has just got through making some good improvements on the inside of the same--plastering, painting, etc.
---A.E. DOOLITTLE has sold one of his farms on Spring Creek to Messers. TWISS and WOOLBERT, lately of Iowa.
---T.C. SMALES will be himself again in a few days. His new boy baby makes him feel a little above common folks just now.
---The person who, during court week, borrowed the overcoat from A.C. JACKSON will please return the same at once.
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday June 28, 1876
---O. N. GREEN has made a comfortable addition to his house on his desirable farm near town.
---Mr. Geo STITES has over fifty stong, clear, cold springs on his farm in Valley Township.
---Jno Z. SPRINGER has moved to town, and will hereafter be our assistant postmaster. Good appointment.
---A farmer lost his pocketbook on our streets last Friday, but it happened to be picked up by the honest hands of Chan. INGHAM, who restored it to the thankful owner. It contained upwards of fifty dollars.
---John DOWNS has just finished shearing his sheep and returns the best figures of any yet heard from.
---A private letter received here a few days ago, says I.W. RUSSELL, C. E. RUSSELL and W.E. JACKSON, who left here in March for the Black Hills, where they have been for some time, are now on the road home and may be expected in a few days.
---H.S. MERRIMAN who is building one of the best flouring mills in this part of the state on the Upper Saline about fifteen miles west of twon, dropped in a few minutes Saturday, and reports that he is progressing rapidly with his building and dam.
---Mr. CONNOR and family and also Mr. WETMORE and family with several good teams and a fine herd of cattle, have just settled near town. They came from Nebraska and are old neighbors of Mr. H. HOLCOMB and Mr. C.L. PIERCE.
---That gray-bearded Patriarch, Mr. H. S. WOODEN, is in the city.
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday July 5, 1876
---[A long article on the early history of Lincoln County, written by Hon. Washington SMITH, appears on page 1 of the newspaper.]
---[Complete text to an article on the previous day's Fourth of July Celebration can be found on the Lincoln County Stories page
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday July 19, 1876
---Hot, Very hot, Outrageous hot.
---C. E. RUSSELL and family have left us and gone to Kirwin.
---Ed OTIS, another of the Black Hills adventurers, has returned home, satisfied that Lincoln County is good enough.
---A pleasant entertainment was given by Mr. and Mrs. D.B. DAY at their residence on Thursday evening last.
---Messrs. WILLIAMS & CONRAD, of Pottersburg, have just introduced a new threshing machine, the Eclipse.
---Our Monroe correspondent informs us that everybody is busy in his neighborhood; that Rev. I. McDOWELL is growing more and more popular; that a very pleasant time was had with the little folks at Mr. PAGE's grove, last Sunday week, and that Volney BALL's steam thresher is shelling out all the grain in that part of the county. The Monroe settlement is one of the best in the county.
---H.W. GRAHAM, at the Rocky Hill MIlls, makes more good flour out of a bushel of wheat than any other man.
---The Republican primary meeting of Indiana Township was called to order at 10 o'clock a.m. on Saturday the 15th by G.M. WELLMAN. H.C. ANGEL was elected chairman and G.M. WELLMAN secretary. The following persons were then unanimously elected as delegates to the county convention to be held on next Saturday, the 22d at 2 p.m.: C.L. PIERCE, H.C. ANGEL, N.B. REES, G.M. WELLMAN and Thos. BRANN. There being no other business the meeting adjourned.
The following are the delegates elected in other townships:
Saline Valley Register -- Aug. 16, 1876
---The rattlesnake that came into the Vesper school house, on last Sunday, to hear Rev. Mr. Bradbury preach, lost his life. He had nine rattles on the end of his narrative. Saline Valley Register -- Sept. 20, 1876
---Hiram Williams "drove" 40 shoes last Thursday afternoon, and didn't call it much of a day for horseshoeing, either.
Saline Valley Register --- Dec. 11, 1878
---The name of our post office has been changed from Lincoln Center to Lincoln, dropping the Center. Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday December 18, 1878
[The following two notices appear next to one another]
Saline Valley Register (Lincoln Center, KS) ---Wednesday December 25, 1878
---Married Tuesday evening, December 17, 1878, by Judge WELLMAN, Mrs. Stephen D. KING and Miss Francis [sic] H. ROGERS.
---S. M. WRIGHT was a visitor at the newspaper office within the previous week.
---J. H. TRACY of Lake City, Colorado, is home again to spend the winter. He says things are a little slow just now in the mining regions.
---Mrs. Mary JOHNSON will shortly build a new stone residence just on the north line of the town site, having purchased ten acres of ground of Ira W. RUSSELL.
---A sharp wind sprang up suddenly on Saturday morning leveling to the ground the framework of the new blacksmith shop of RUNNELLS and KIEPER.
---Professor ANDERSON's concert last Friday night was one of the best entertainments ever given here ... Mr. ANDERSON was ably assisted by Professor PICKETT, J. L. CARPENTER, Mrs. MAY, and Miss Zoe GILKISON.
---For sale -- A fresh milch cow. Enquire of J. E. CHESSHER, three miles southeast of Rocky Hill.
---(From Elkhorn local news section) Mr. Edwin BLAKE wants it distinctly understood that there will be no quail hunting on his premises.
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