Sep. 5, 1884
LAWN RIDGE, ILLINOIS
Our public schools open September 8, and we hope to see a full attendance at the start, as it enables a teacher to arrange classes to much better advantage.
By mutual consent, Mr. Hinman has withdrawn from his contract to teach the school, and is going to Yazoo City, La., where he has an engagement with Crane Bros. & Co. hardware dealers. We are sorry to lose Frank from our midst, for he is a genial, whole-souled fellow, and a splendid teacher, both in ordinary studies and music. In his stead, the school board have secured the services of Nelson F. Anderson, a former principal of the Princeville schools, for a term of six months. He comes well recommended and we anticipate having a good school.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Green start Tuesday for a two months' trip in the East. Their daughter Mamie and niece Miss Katie Sweetman, will also accompany them.
Charles Green, a former resident here, is visiting at his uncle's, E. W. Dodge.
Mrs. Henry Stone, from Wichita, Kan., is with her relatives here.
Mr. S. L. Van Patten and wife passed Sunday with their Lawn Ridge friends.
There is a movement in progress toward holding a Sunday school picnic in Root's Grove soon by the schools of LaPrairie; date not yet fixed. Quarterly meeting will be at the M. E. Church next Saturday evening and Sunday, conducted by Elder White.
The Hallock school commenced Monday, September 1., Miss Mary Peters, teacher.
Mrs. Charles Barker is still suffering with the siatic rheumatism. She has been trying some new medicine and was in hopes it would help her and thought it had; but now she is suffering as usual. Truly, she is entitled to sympathy.
Mr. Hallock, we understand, was attacked by his bull, the other day. The doctor cannot tell exactly to what extent he has been injured, but thinks he is badly hurt.
The waters are much troubled and don't seem to abate any. It may be a forerunner of an earthquake. Something under the water, which causes the ripple.
Miss Maggie McDonald has gone to Brimfield,
where she will attend school this fall and winter.
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