Oct. 25. teresting one, and the CountySuperintendent, who was there,said he thought it equalled, ifnot surpassed, the examinationof any school in the County.Missouri Parker and Emma Holmansang the songs I have taughtthem. The boys spoke prices,Robert Vance gave the opening address,and sang the song of the "Miller"Quite a goodly number of spectatorswere present, which added interestto the occasion. The scholarsrecited in concert from OutlineMaps so as to do credit to themselvesand the teacher, and altogether,it seemed much like a NewEngland school. This evening,we have received a letter fromBro. George. He dated it onthe Pacific coast, just beforelanding at Nicaragua, Saysthere is a good prospect aheadof being able to cross that isthmusin safety. He is in good health &spirits.Oct. 26. Sabbath. T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 74. S.S.67. This morning, Mary McDowellOct. 26. went home. O how glad weall are! She is too noisy and sluttishto please us, So we all willinglysaid goodbye. Mr. & Mrs. Petersfrom the Calaveras came over tochurch and took dinner with us.Also, Mr. Bowen of Dry Creek. Theminister - Mr. Sharp - also came hereto dinner. Attended church in theafternoon - text - "At thou not alsoone of his disciples?" A good sermon.Mr. Wallace & Elmer called afterservice, but did not remain long.Oct. 27. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68. Mr.Sharp left this morning after breakfastand after dinner we thought wewould ride over to Mr. Foster's. Wedid so, and found Mrs. Bodenhamerthere, Mrs. Beaty is also there sickand a Dr. Bentley is attending her.This learned Dr. says that Dr.Locke in former attendance uponMrs. B. who has always been feebleand often quite sick, has nevertouched her real complaint. Probablyhe will touch it, though Idoubt from her appearance whetherhe will cure it, for I fear she will
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