The Tabor Telephone Co., which began business about six years
ago with less than - 'phones and two miles of wire, has developed a
system having 1200 'phones and reaching every town in Fremont and
A jeweler in Malvern has a clock that has run 400 days with one
winding. It ticks about eight times a minute, while an ordinary
ticks 150 times per minute. Its pendulum vibrates instead of
clanging. The clock was made in Switzerland.
--arl Garman, the 19-year-old boy who shot his father, a miller in
Glenwood several days ago, claims he did so because his father was
about to sell the house, leave his mother and go away with another
woman. The man was shot in the back of the head. It is now believed
that he will recover.
SHIPPED A WHEEL TO THE KLONDIKE.
W. L. Wilson last Tuesday shipped a cycle to Albert T. Smith, at
Dawson City, Canada. The price of the wheel was $?5.50 and the
freght charges will bring the cost to near $300. Mr. Smith formerly
lived in Shenandoah, going to the Yukon country in 1898 and being an
old chum of Mr. Wilson concluded to send to Red Oak for a wheel
which he cited can be used as nicely there as it can anywhere in the
world. He is foreman in an iron foundry in Dawson, his wages being
$12.50 per day. He made the first piece of iron casting ever
produced in the Klondike. The letter ordering the wheel was dated
April 6, its quick ship being due to the rapidity of the stage --
west Dawson and the White Horse --pide is going 394 miles in four
The best smoker on earth for fie cents, Scottish Rite.
DEATH OF JOHN SHAFER
John Shafer for 45 years a respected resident of Red Oak, died at
his home here last Saturday, in his 75th year. He was born in
Richland county, O., Oct 31, 1827. Mrs. Shafer and one son and three
daughters survive him. The son, Wm. Shafer, resides in California
and could not get here to attend the funeral. The daughters are
Mrs. J. I. Freer of Lead, S. Dak., Mrs. W. S. Harding of Deadwood,
S. Dak., and Mrs. J. C. Kretchmer of Red Oak. Mrs. Freer and Mrs.
Harding came a few days before their father's death. Mr. Shafer was
a soldier in the Mexican war and was severely wounded. He came to
this county in 1859, when
Frankfort was the county seat. He was justice of the peace a number
of years and served as sheriff and deputy sheriff for eight years.
He was a carpenter and built the first school house in Frankfort.
For a number of years he carried on the house moving business in Red
Oak. He was conscientious in all his dealings and was held in high
esteem. He had been a member of the M. E. church more than 50 years.
The funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon, and
were conducted by Rev. W. G. Hohanshelt, Mr. Shafer's pastor, and
Rev. W. W. Merritt, a friend of many years. There was a large
attendance of friends and
many beautiful floral tributes were received.
GRADUATING EXERCISES AT STANTON.
Stanton, May 2 -- The graduating exercises of the Stanton high
school were held Wednesday evening, April 30, in the Lutheran
church. There were three graduates, Marie A. Liljequist, Emma M.
Julian and Clarence Peterson. Each gave creditable orations,
Clarence Peterson on "The Growth of the Republic," Marie Liljequist
on "The Reign of Victoria" and Emma Julian on "Famous Warriors."
There was class history and prophecy by Henry Ossian. The
valedictory was by Marie Liljequist. The address to the class
was by Edward Mills of Red Oak. Class day exercises were held on
Tuesday afternoon, in the high school room. The sermon to the class
was given by Rev. D. Martin, of the M. E. church, last Sunday