Lebo Courier
Friday, February 7, 1890

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More sleighing.
Changeable weather.
A heavy snow fell last night.
What about that fire engine?
Subscribe for THE COURIER.
Advertise your spring goods.
Build some resident property.
Sow your blue grass seed early.
Next Friday is Valentine's Day.
Straw hats will soon be in demand.
Let us have a few more street lamps.
Read the change in T. J. Thomas' ad.
The ground hog must have seen his shadow.
Let us have a sidewalk to the Methodist church.
The county commissioners meet next Tuesday.
Most any kind of a house brings a good rent in Lebo.
The la grippe is still getting in its dirty work in this city.
A two room house for rent. In quire of N. E. Bakker.
We notice some very nice valentines at the drug store.
Quite a number of corn cribs are being built in this city.
There is some call for good farm hands at this early date.
Traveling men and strangers have been quite numerous of late.
About one hundred men are employed on the road at this place.
Born--To Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Bowman, Feb. 2nd, 1890, a girl.
The F.M.B.A. meet every Saturday afternoon at the school hall.
There is a good deal of sickness in this part of the country at present.
Step in and look at a nice line of new EMBROIDERIES at T. J. Thomas'.
I have 5 good young work horses for sale cheap. R. J. Soper. 46
Go to the Drug Store if you want anything in the line of valentines. 47
We want a correspondent in every neighborhood. Write for particulars.
A fine line of stationery and school supplies just received at the drugstore.
Last night's snow has stopped the work on the road at this place for a time.
Should the old Dutch saying be true, we will have six weeks more winter.
I have a large stock of hosiery which will be sold way, way down. J. D. Holmes. 44
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hampton, of Key West, died last Tuesday.
A reduction of 20 per cent on all woolen goods for the next 30 days at J. D. Holmes'. 44
Thousands of dollars worth of coal has been shipped and hauled from our mines this winter.
Lebo has a grand and glorious prospect for the future, and lucky is the man who invests now.
To every two dollar subscriber to THE COURIER we will give the Topeka Capital free for one year.
Those sidewalks came in good play during the muddy weather. They should be laid all over the city.
I have a large assortment of Bed Spreads which I shall sell at a reduction of 25 per cent. J. D. Holmes. 44
Come, make your best girl happy by sending her one of those vine valentines, which you will find at the Drug Store. 47
The clerks of the Co-operate store have organized a string band. Call around some evening and listen to the sweet music.
I keep a full line of pure drugs and medicines, and always ready to accomodate a customer. Prescription carefully compounded. All calls answered promptly. T. W. Howell.
We will, during the next few days, send out statements to delinquen subscribers of THE COURIER. We desire all arrearages settled up during January and hope our patrons will make an effort to pay us what is due.
"The Coffey County Auziliary to the State Immigration Bureau," organized at Burlington.
BURLINGTON, KANS., Feb. 1.--A meeting of citizens of Burlington was held at the Shea building.
J. E. Watrous was chosen chairman and C. O. Smith secretary.
After various suggestions the temporary organization was, on motion, made permanent.
"The Coffey County Auxiliary to the State Immigration Bureau," was, on motion, adopted as the name of the organization.
C. O. Brown, was on motion, elected treasurer of the same.
ex-efficio members of such board.
E. J. Gump, of Gridley; Frank Fockle and R. J. Rooney; of Le Roy; J. W. Hammond and C. M. Christy, of Waverly; M. M. Bowman, of Lebo; B. L. Kingsbury, J. M. Lane, B. M. Dixon and W. H. Rudrauff, of Burlington, were appointed as such board.
The following motion was adopted:
In case any director appointed by the president refuses to act in said capacity the chairman is authorized to fill the vacancy. Each director appointed is authorized in case he is unable to attend at any called meeting of the board to appoint a proxy. In case neither director or proxy is present at a called meeting of the board the chairman is authorized to appoint a director for the time being to act in his stead.
On motion, B. L. Kingsbury was appointed a committee of one to furnish a write of Coffey county for the advertising book to be issued by the state immigration bureau.
On motion, the president was appointed to attend the meeting of the Wester Passenger Association, to be held in Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 11, 1890, and he was authories to appoint a delegate in case of his inability to attend.
On motion, the chair was authorized to appoint a finance committee of three. E. E. Follensbee, G. M. Dixon and J. M. Lane were appointed as such committeer.
A meeting of the board of directors was called to meet at the Shea building Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 o'clock.
C. O. Smith, Secretary
J. E. Watrous, President

Personal Mentions.
All About our People -- What They are Doing -- where they Go, etc.
Chas. Edmond went to Bulrington Wednesday.
Harvey Clark, of Lebo creek, was in town Tuesday.
Mrs. Gillett, of Key West, is visiting at the Gold Leaf.
J. R. Samuel left Tuesday night for his home in Emporia.
Mr. George Antrim, of Strawn, was in town Tuesday.
Harry Clawson went to Burlington on business yesterday.
Mrs. Hamilton, of Hartford, is visiting friends at this place.
Miss Mary Cunningham, of Waverly, was in our city last Saturday.
Grif. Jones and Al. Edwards returned Wednesday from the west.
Dr. G. W. Wright, the dentist, was here Tuesday and Wednesday.
H. T. Lamborn, of Burlington, was transacting business in this city Wednesday.
J. M. Yocum and wife returned last Saturday night from th eir visit to Somerton, Ohio.
Mr. Arnold, of Missouri, arrived Wednesday to see his brother Albert, who has not been expected to live.
Fred Smith, John Kennedy, Dave Eppinger and George Carpenter, of Burlington, were in town Monday.
Mrs. Husselman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Colwell, returned to her home in Warsaw, Indiana, Tuesday.
E. F. Morton and Elmer Lane, of Burlington, were in the city Tuesday. Mr. Morton was stocking up the boys at this place with his fine cigars.

Now is the time to invest in town property, and as property is going at low figures in Lebo at present, is no reason whatever that it will long remain so.
A Drunken Carousal End in the Death of Nels Hokenson, of Osage City.
OSAGE CITY, Feb. 3.--The People of that city says: Our town was the scene of considerable excitement, on Sunday morning, when the report rapidly circulated, that Grank Olsen had shot and fatally wounded Nels Hokenson. The facts as near as we can gather them to-day are as follows:
A party in the southwest part of town held a big raffle at which a span of mules was to be disposed of, and at the same time several kegs of been. After the raffle was over, it seems the crowd seperated into several parties, each party, it is persumed, had a keg of beer. The crowd with Frank Olsen took their beer to Scandinavian shaft No. 5, where the switch crosses the road running south to the canning factory. Another crowd with which Nels Hokenson was associated drank their beer down in the vicinity of the canning factory near the creek. About 2 o'clock this crowd started for town and of course were in a very hilarious condition, when they to the shaft they found this crowd in about the same state of mind. Hokenson singled out Frank Olsen and decided then and there to settle some former difficulty. He struck him twice giving him two very black eyes. Olsen started to run and shielded himself behind the blacksmith shop. He says he tried to get away from them, but Hokenson and his crowd all took after him, he drew a revolver and fired, the shot entering the bowels about two inches to the right and a little above the naval. The revolver was similar to a Smith & Wesson, 38 caliber. The shot proved fatal, Hokenson died at 4 o'clock p.m. Sunday. The deceased is a young man about 22 years of age and so far as we know was well respected. Olsen gave himself up to the city marshal and was placed in the city prison, where crowds of citizens flocked to see him during the day. Mr. Olsen is a single man 27 years of age, so far as we known he has no relatives living in this city. The parents of Mr. Hokernon reside in town.

At Rest.
WILLIE WILLSON KNIGHT, eldest son of W. W. and Rosana Knight, entered into rest on February 1st. 1890. Willie was a native of Kansas, born and raised in this county. To know him was to love him, therefore he never had any mere acquaintances, they were all friends. His gentle spirit, manly bearing and quiet disposition made friends of all. His singular combination of strong and beautiful character, with high intellectual ability, made him always the favorite of his schoolmates and the delight of his seniors, who were, indeed, as his own companions would be, the first to declare, in all honorable and manly qualities of mind and heart, spes gregis, the hope of the flock. His strong desire was for a good education, that he might thereby be the better enabled to take his place in the affairs of life and assume his share of the responsibilities of American citizenship, A christian and a mason in heart, he looked forward to the time when this dual character should exist in fact. A faithful attendant on the means of Divine Grace and a careful student of the Holy writings, he learned to exhibit the followings of christians, brighten the chain of friendship and furnish memories of a loving, dutiful son. He was the main stay of his beloved parents, for whom no child ever exhibited a stronger affection, He voluntarily assumed the burden of the work, that it might be taken from his father's shoulders, and comforted his father and mother with the assurance that his home should always be theirs. Having harvested and gathered this year's crop, he had just entered the State Normal School at Emporia, when the fatal disease claimed him. Taked sick on Tuesday, the 28th day of January, he reached home on Thursday, the 30th, and returned to God, who gave him, on Saturday, the 1st inst., after a residence here of 21 years, 1 month and 18 days.

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