May 3, 1899
News is scarce, but we come in self-defense. Mr. “T” appeared in last week’s issue, and some parties seem to indicate that we have changed our name. To convince the wrongly impressed, especially “Col.” Buckley, we will state that we did not even know that he “Col. B.” was likely to become lost, strayed or stolen. Had we known it we should have stated it earlier.
Mr. Geo. Taylor has had two very hard chills for the past few days. It seems that this is a strange time for chills, yet they are visiting nearly every household in these parts now.
Messrs. Chas. Smith and W. T. Boone, of Oakland vicinity, were visitors of Eld. W. K. Smith a few day since.
As news is scarce, we will close, and listen for Mr. “T’s” railroad news.