News: The Clark Republican and Press 5 - 18 - 1882
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----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 5 - 18 - 1882

Last Wednesday morning A. Brooks, chairman of the town of Lynn came to this city and reported that in his opinion a family living about three miles from the Windfall, named Beecler, had small-pox, and called upon Dr. Morley to go out and investigate the matter. In accordance with that request, Dr. Morley visited the family and found that the father and mother had varioloid, from which they had nearly recovered, and that two of the children were down with the small-pox. At present those are all the cases known, but there will doubtless be other cases, as the whole neighborhood has been exposed.

Last Saturday evening the people of Humbird gathered at Carter’s Hall to eat ice cream and leave their pounds for the elder. Although the night was one that a fire was more acceptable than ice cream those present could not restrain from indulging in that summer luxury and therefore partook bountifully of the refreshments served. After the supper a "grab bag" was brought forth and the privilege of the first grab sold to Mr. Horace Stiles for $1.65. The result was declared and Hod prepared and went down and "grabbed" into the first thing that came into his way, which on bring it forth proved to be a large box. Various predictions was indulged in as to the contents, and upon cutting the string which held the cover to its place what should come forth except two full grown "bull-frogs". After caging his live stock the "grabbing" went on until the full sack appeared as though as elephant had stepped upon it, when C. C. Edwards cried out in a voice of thunder, "Hear ye! Hear ye! The polls of this election are now open." He brought forth a set of silver plated knives and forks to be voted to the handsomest lady in the house, which after five ballots was given to Mrs. Amy Hull, of Carter’s mill, her principal opponent being Mrs. Robinson, of Fairchild, the wife of our worthy elder. Although defeated as to being the husband of the best looking lady, the elder was consoled on the next ballot by being declared the homeliest man and was presented with a beautiful watch charm. At this period of the proceedings the clock announced that Saturday a day of the past and that the Sabbath had dawned and the participants went to their various homes leaving the elder, as a reminder of their presence, between $45 and $50, the net proceeds of the evening.



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