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PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, March 14.
Mr. Editor:-I take great pleasure in sending you a few items, which perhaps are unworthy the space they will occupy in the columns of your most excellent paper.

Yesterday (Saturday) was the last day of school taught by Mr. A. R. Neal at College Corner. Quite a number of spectators were present to witness the examination. First in order was the class in fourth reader; second, class in third reader; third arithmatic; fourth, geography; fifth, declamations. In each of the above exercises the scholars showed marked improvement, and did great credit to themselves, and teacher; each criticising and correcting the other in his, or her mistakes, made the examination quite interesting, considering that the ages of the scholars were but from four to thirteen years old.

A few moments recess, after which Mr. A. R. Neal, teacher, delivered an address to his scholars, and to the parents in which he gave them such advice as is hoped will ever be remembered. Mr. Neal is a good teacher and has done honor to his calling, and is liked by all with whom he has been socially connected. Mr. H. C. Cassel was called upon, who delivered a few cloquent remarks to the school on the subject of education. Mr. Simon G. Knour made a few remarks to parents, urging the necessity of a summer school. Songs by request; Miss Lida and Miss Emma Hefley, sang the "Gipsy's Warning," "Sweet and Low," and "Wipe Away that Tear Love," assisted in the latter pieces by Mr. James Neal, Perry Freeman, and myself; song by the Neal Bros., entitled, "The Mountaineer's Farewell," which was very appropriate for the occasion.

A few closing remarks by the teacher and the school was dismissed.

TEXAS CATTLE.--Messrs. Earl, Robb & Co., have lost 76 Texas cattle within the last two weeks, at Turkey Foot Grove, near Kent Station. The loss of those cattle is attributed to the severe changes of the weather; they eat very hearty, when of a sudden they become, seemingly paralyzed and drop to the ground and expire in a short time.

GAME-Twelve large deer were seen just north of Parish grove, on last Friday; ducks, geese and chickens are quite plenty.

B. R. HEFLEY.


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Date: 3/25/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
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Record ID: 00002010
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings scrapbooks
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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