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Montgomery Argus from Independence, Kansas • 7

Montgomery Argusi
Independence, Kansas
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A number of friends are visiting H. W. Young. John McCullagh has returned from Yates Center. Dr.

Taylor, of Caney, is reported dangerously ill. W. H. Barnes. of Big creek, Cherokee Nation, was in the city Wednesday.

Mrs. Barnett went East Wednesday for a few week's visit with friends. CAL AND GENERAL. The city bus line will give one half rates to the excursionists on Saturday. It does a man's soul good to sleep in the palace rooms in the Main Street Hotel.

Gov. Salter, of Thayer, an old resident of this place, is in the city on a visit. Miss Minnie White returned from Neodesha last evening, accompanied by her cousin, Miss Anna The Southern Kansas wIll issue excursion tickets for one fare the round trip, to any point within 200 miles, on Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. W.

T. Hannaman, of Cherryvale, accompanied by a lady friend from Rock Island, have been in the city for the past few days, the guests of Mr. C. L. Dickerson.

A lamp fell Wednesday in Shryock's, and for a while there was danger of a conflagration, but it was finally subdued without any damage being done. A. J. Sullivan has retired from the editorial chair of the Independence NEws, and is succeeded by 0. 0.

Oliver, who continues to make it as spicy as ever. Long life and prosperity to THE Bulletin. C. W. Canfield, a real estate agent, of Elk City, brought to this office a stalk of corn grown on the farm of a Mr.

Myers, of Bee Creek, Chautauqua county, which measured over 12 feet in height. Nelson Karney, of Parsons, Kansas, and Stella Dunn, of this city, were married Wednesday at the residence of the bride's parents by Rev. A. Cullison. The Rev.

gentleman brought some of the cake to THE NEws office and the force regaled themselves royally. Mr. Samuel Havenar, of Cherryvale, was in the city Tuesday. He came over to have his pension papers, which have just been allowed, executed. He received arrears to to the amount of $800.

Mr. Havenar will move back to Independence and occupy his property here. The move on the part of the barbers to close their shops on Sundays is a good one in the right direction. By keeping open until midnight on Saturdays anyone who wants to get shaved can do so, and in this manner barbers as well as other folks can have Sunday to themselves. J.

W. Egbert, of Martinsville, Ind. called Saturday, in company with his old friend, Captain J. E. Greer.

and paid us a very agreeable visit. It was real interesting to hear these two gentlemen talk over old Hoosier times, when we were boys together." A communication from the committee in charge of the Havana celebration, requests us to state that the celebration will take place in Vore's grove, just two hundred yards west of town, and not at Caney Center, as some have reported. The Independence DAILY NEws has passed by lease from Mr. A. J.

Sullivan to the NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, with Mr. O. O. Oliver as president. Mr.

Sullivan has retired from the editorial tripod. 'The present management is a very promising body. -Coffeyville Journal. The Unknowns" won a great, grand and decisive victory Wedn'day over the "Invincibles" with a score of 25 to 11. The "Invincibles were captained by J.

C. Lynd, and the victorious Unknowns" by Gen. C. M. Beard, alias Hazen," of the Signal Service.

The game was umpired by Clyde Bowman, and was an exciting event. An exchange remarks that the "best thing in fishing for trout is that one can lie in the shade." It is always best, whether in fishing for trout, bass, catfish or suckers to "lie" only in the shade: But there are well authenticated instances where men ordinarily truthful have been known to "lie" under the open sun and even after they reached home. R. E. Carlton.

mayor of the city of Pittsburg, Kansas; Frank Playter, of the Lanyon Mortgage A. J. Georgia, ex-postmaster; Andrew Brown, a prominent merchant; S. A. Lanyon.

president of the National Bank of Pittsburg, R. H. Layon, zine smelters; Jonah Lanyon, of W. J. Lanyon, also zine smelters: Ed.

Van Guney, a leading attorney, formerly of Independence, and E. A. Munsell, editor of the Pittsburg Smelter. were in the city Wednesday to attend the hearing of a chamber's petition before Judge Chandler. For some reason the Judge was delayed at Oswego, and did not make his appearance, and the parties were forced to return by the night train with the case still untried.

Capt. J. E. Stone. of Caney, is in the city on business.

Prof. Tappan's second term will commence on July 12th. Thos. J. Booth, of Independence township, was in the city yesterday.

W. H. Frost, an Onion Creek farmer, was in the city yesterday on business. Jeff Bolton, of Harrisonville, was at the county seat yesterday on business. Henry Lee, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is in the city visiting friends.

Prof. Tappan will give a grand reception at the rink on Wednesday, July 7. The rooms at the Main Street Hotel are elegant, and the table is above reproach. D. C.

Allen, proprietor of the Laurel Street House, is suffering severely with sore eyes. Mr. Frederick Sparkes, who is studying medicine with Dr. Hood, visited Elk City yesterday. Any one who visits Independence.

will find it to their interest to stop at the Main Street Hotel. Miss Bessie Devore took a day off on Wednesday and visited her father's farm south of the city. Must one's kitchen fire necessarily be of a dissipated disposition because it goes out every night? There will be a game of ball some day in the near future between Independence and Neodesha. The funeral of the two unfortunate men, Umbenhauer and Birch, took place yesterday from their residence. A large number of people from this city have signified their intention to go to Ottawa on Saturday to hear Gen.

Logan. Miss Minnie White returned home from Neodesha last evening, accom panied by her cousin, Miss Anna Brown. C. C. Levan was in the city Wednesday on business.

He reports that Coffeyville is on a big boom that is likely to be permanent. The new dictionary will give the defintion of the word "dude." Now we will not have to ask the oft repeated question, What is it?" Col. C. P. Burns, of Caney township, was in the city yesterday on D.

M. A. business. He reports everything flourishing in his vicinity. Quite a delegation of Caney citizens of Caney township, were in the city yesterday, on business connected with the M.

A. right of way. The Peerless Scotch-Irish battery, O'Rear and McNabb. will play ball on Saturday with the Harper club at that place. Success to our boss battery.

Mrs. A. Stump has returned from La Porte, where she has been for the past two weeks visiting her sick mother, who is lying at the point of death. A paper was in circulation yesterday asking subscriptions to the fireworks fund of the Catholic church celebration. It found a large number of signers.

Mansfield, the first baseman of the Invincible nine of this city, has received an offer from the manager of the Detroits to play first base with that club. Miss Lulu Allen, daughter of landlord Allen, of the Laurel Street House, returned yesterday from a visit with relatives in the country near Onion Creek. The bill collector land Wednesday, quence the streets the boys were all in ally one would peep would catch sight of was abroad in the and as a consewere deserted, as hiding. Occasionround a corner but a dun and vanish. There will be a special meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps this afternoon at three o'clock.

It is desired that all members be present, as there is business of importance to transact. By Order of Com. MRS. E. E.

GAVITT, Secy. A Cherryvale candidate for a position as school teacher was asked the the earth round or flat?" "Well." answered the brilliant youth, "I don't know, as I'm particular. Some likes it round, and some likes it flat, and some likes it square. I teach it is any way that suits." THE INDEPENDENCE DAILY NEWS PUBLISHING Co. has been re-organized with Owen O.

Oliver as editor, and C. Reynolds retained as treasurer and general manager. THE NEWS is a sprightly little daily and Independence should show her appreciation of enterprise by standing by THE NEWS in its commendable Dog. As the time for holding fourth of July celebrations draws near, we begin to look around for patriotic essays and poems. If the original copy of the Pennsylvania Post, published in 1777 could be secured, the reader would find within its colums the following production: all you brave soidiers, both valiant and free.

It's for Indepednence we all now agree; Let us gird on our swords and prepare to defend Our liberty, property, ourselves and our friends." JULY. When the scarlet cardinal tells Her dream to the dragon-fly, And the lazy breeze makes a nest in the trees, And murmurs a lullaby, It is July. When the tangled cobweb pulls The corn-flower's blue cap awry, And the lilies tall look over the wall To bow to the butterfly, It is July. When the hours are so still that time Forgets and lets them lie 'Neath petals pink till the wink At the sunset in the sky, It is July. We hate to laugh at the efforts made by the Arkansas City Republican, to have some wood cuts appear in their paper.

There is one there now, which, from the appearance of it, we imagine supposed to represent a fourth of July display of fireworks. It is really laughable to, look at the thing and try to make yourself believe that it is something like what it is intended for. The building boom has commenced, and will, from all appearances, continue for all the season. The preparations for Enterprise Block are nearly completed, and betore long that building will be under headway. The new building across from the Hoober House will soon begin to assume proportions.

and then this side of the marble works, on Main Street, a large brick building will soon be commenced. The regents of the state university have elected Prof. Arthur R. Marsh, of Cambridge, to the chair of English literature, made vacant ythe resignation of Prof. L.

W. Spring. There were over forty applicants for the position. Prof. Marsh is a graduate of Harvard college and comes with the highest recommendations.

The sad fate of his predecessor will be a warning to him not to write a history ot Kansas until he has been in the state a year, at least. P. V. Hockett is one of our Hoosier friends who came to Montgomery county a few years ago. He had farmed for thirty years, and was soon convinced that Kansas lands was what he wanted.

He bought a thousand acres. and has seen them double and treble in value. He was down in Fawn creek at his son William's farm Thursday, where they threshed 1,150 bushels of splendid wheat from 45 acres- average of over 25 bushels per acre. He never grew over a 22. bushel average on the best farms in Indiana.

and most of the time only 12 bushels per acre. Mr. Hockett says he never saw such a prospect for of it, a better stand and bigger corn than he ever saw in his life. His third pays interest and taxes on $73 per acre. His tax on his land being only about twenty cents per acre.Tribune.

The Excursion. To-morrow is the eventful day, and we have one more word to say in regard to the Havana Excursion. There will be a grand old time, and we bespeak for everybody who goes, an enjoyable day. Be sure and go to Havana, and celebrate the birthday of our great nation. The laugh of a child will make the holiest day more sacred still.

Strike with the hand of fire, oh weird musician, thy harp strung with golden hair, fill the vast cathedral aisles with the symphonies sweet and dim, deft toucher of the organ keys; blow, bugler, blow until thy silver tones do touch and kiss the moonlight waves, and charm the lovers wandering 'mid vine-clad hills. But now thy sweeter strains are discords all compared with childhood's happy laughthe laugh that fills the eyes with light, and every heart with joy. Oh, rippling river of laughter! Thou art the blessed boundary line between the beasts and man, and 1 every wayward wave of thine doth drown some fretful fiend of care. Oh, rose-lipped daughter of joy! There are dimples enough in thy cheeks to catch and hold all the tears of grief. -Ingersoll.

John Bright, grand, honest and eloquent old John Bright, has filled with sorrow the hearts of all who know and love him. In his old years he has committed a grievous error--he has gone back on his grand record. He has turned over from his party and joined the Conservative ranks. It is the only bad move John Bright has made in all the length of his long and eventful career. He has turned his back on reform and right and has turned towards the dark past.

Thousands in England when they heard that John Bright had changed sides wept like children; it was like losing their dearest friend to know that the grand, eloquent old man had left them. Those who have listened to him since the change say that he is not the same forcible, clear talker that he formerly was, but that his once grand, trumpet-like voice has lost its ring, and there seems to be something like a tone of sorrow and remorse in his utterances. Yet it is not believed that John Bright has lost all his deep love and sympathy for the poor and oppressed, but that there still is, deep down in his heart, a lasting and strong fire that can never be quenched and that when he comes to himself and seriously reflects upon his step, he will regret it with much sorrow. Better had he retired from polities with his splendid record than to turn now in the eleventh hour and spoil everything. My First Fourth of July Speech.

I resided on a farm--a real pretty place, in a small plank house, surrounded by many beautiful shade trees. The place was one of endearing enchantment, unequaled in any place save Spring Valley, Montgomery county, The morning of which I am about to speak was one of extreme loveliness, the sun shedding its golden rays in the most magnificent splendor. The programme-half-sheet poster-of the Havana celebration, was pasted on the kitchen door, and in bold face, 8-line pica stood the wonderful announcement that R. U. Ready would orate on Washington.

R. U. Ready was the writer. Oh, how our heart did beat with rapture as we read and read again the startling announcement. I was to make the greatest effort of my life and intended to make Bob Ingersoll and the rest of the amateurs ashamed of themselves.

Hark! The heavy artilery roareth! Peal after peal came the thunder from the firy throats of the cannon. Breakfast was hastily eaten. Our carriage (an old lumber wagon) drawn by a team of fine bays (20-year old Texas pomes,) was ordered to the door, and, dressed in the most elegant style, I seated myself on the cushioned seat (six-inch fence board) and ordered the driver to push on the lines. Havana was finally reached, and a delegation consisting of Gov. Martin, Col.

Logan, Peter Cooper, Capt. Dunham and Prof. Redmen assisted me to mount. I was taken to the Hotel de Fralick, at which place I gave a reception. At 10 o'clock I joined the committee and went to the grounds amid the greatest commotion--my pathway being literally covered with flowers, while flags waved from every hand.

It was a grand time. As I stepped upon the stand a score or more of beautful female ladies, aged from 16 to 87, tried to smother me with choice sentences and sunflower bouquets. Ah! happy moment! Brig. Gen. Curtis stepped forward and, as president of the day, announced the programme.

Impatiently I awaited my turn. It worried me sorely to see Beecher, Blaine, Ingersoll, Ralls and others kill time. Why not call out talent at once? Why not let me pinch the eagle and let him scream? The audience was growing impatient, and I knew it. I felt sorry to see the waiting. Ah, but the moment came.

Ladies and gentlemen," said the president, "I now have the dignified honor of introducing to you the Lord R. U. Ready, of the state of Spring Valley, who is perhaps the greatest orator now in America, having astounded the Powers of Europe with his eloquence. Ladies and gentlemen, R. U.

Ready. Ladies and gentlemen," I began, It gives me pleasure to address you on the Father of his Country. What country, enquired Maj. Sherman Dunham.) This country, sir. Washington was a big man.

(As big as Goliah? asked Jo Nollsch.) Yes. He organized this country. Washington couldn't tell a lie, boys. (Fact. His sister told 'em for him, chipped in Doc Dalby.) Oh, he was a dandy fellow! Like you, interrogated Gen.

Rice.) I admire and so long as God lets- 11 him, At this juncture one of Drummer Vore's drum sticks flew out of his hand and that's all I remember. It is a mystery to me why I still live. Mr. Vore, on motion of Mr. Mendenhall, was voted a card of thanks" for the noble act.

Those Havana folks know how to get up a celebration. They have this year engaged Hon. W. 1 P. Hackney and Col.

Forsythe, (my equals since retiring) which is a sufficient guarantee of a grand and glorious time. Respt. Yours, R. U. READY.

Spring Valley, Kansas, July 1st, 1886. The authorities of Burden, a bright little town in Cowley county are getting down to business and don't propose to have any "monkeying" about their town without they take a hand in it. They have passed an ordinance prohibiting two or more persons of different sex meeting in a back room without a good, strong 175 test kerosene light, (for sale at all the stores.) It also forbids two or more persons of difterent sex meeting on the street, back lots or alleys after ten o'clock and authorizes the marshal or any other person who may suspect that two or more persons of different sex who may assemble in a back room do not want more company, to break in upon them and disturb their conversation. The law is well meant, but it is not probable that anybody wants to chance getting a broken head by breaking into a house upon mere suspicion. The whole town is amused over "ordinance No, 87," and the council seems to share in the amusement.

The boys are paying up their board and wash bills and leaving Burden. They think the town is well Times. The time is drawing nigh when the summer excursionists excurt, the 4th of July orator orateth, the picnicer sitteth upon the grass and fighteth the energetic mofleeto and skee, and the lover of green vegetables and the seductive ice cream sendeth for the man of medicine at the midnight hour. Verily, the pleasures of this world are vanity and vexation of spirit, and endeth in an empty pocket book and cholera -Ex. FATAL FIRE-DAMP! Two Men are Overcome By Its Deadly Fumes in Mulvane's Well In Dean's Addition West of the S.

K. R. R. Depot. A gloom was cast over the city Wednesday afternoon, by the sad death of Thomas Birch and Samuel Umbenhauer, two well known and popular young men who were digging a well for Dr.

Mulvane, at his place, in Dean's addition, just west of the depot. The facts relating to the disaster are as follows: Work by the two men on the well commenced a few days since, and a point reached where it was necessary to use powder. A blast was put off yesterday before dinner, and the two men went home, and on returning just afternoon, Umbenhauer went down into the well to see the effect of the blast. On reaching the bottom he found that something was wrong, and called for help to Birch, who was on top. Birch immediately drew him up, but before reaching the top, he fell out of the rope.

Birch then called to some men near by for assistance, and they at once came and let him down to the aid of his partner. On reaching the bottom, he found that the foul air was too strong for him and he signalled to be drawn up. He had nearly reached the surface, and the men were ready to reach him, when he became limp and slipped from his rope and fell headlong to the bottom of the well. A crowd had by this time assembled, and as there were now two men in the well, something had to be done to assist them as it was seen they were unconscious. After some delay, grappling hooks were brought, and Birch was drawn up, and after him, Umbenhauer.

By this time Dr. Hood had arrived on the scene, and he immediately went to work vigorously, to revive Birch, who showed a faint sign of life. Umbenhauer had been in too long, and was, as could easily be seen, quite dead. Dr. Hood labored long and earnestly to revive the vital spark, but without success, and the bodies were at once taken to Ulmer Smith's, and preparations were made for interment.

After bringing them to the undertaker, Birch was yet warm, and a suggestion was made that electricity be tried as a means of recuscitation. Dr. Hood, Dr. Starr Stephenson and Dr. Selmer then worked for two hours with two powerful magnetic batteries on the unfortunate man, but their efforts were of no avail, and he was prouounced dead.

The bodies were then placed in coffins, and taken to their home in the southwest part of the city. Both men lived in the same house, and are married and leave two children. The wives of the unfortunate men were completely broken down at the sad calamity which has over taken them, and they receive the sympathy of the whole community in their terrible bereavement. There is a touching pathos in the death of the man Birch. He saw his partner in danger, and fully knowing the nature of the air, and why he needed help, he at once went to his assistance, thus nobly sacrificing his life, while endeavoring to aid his companion.

The Havana Celebration. As it is now a settled fact that a large crowd will go to Havana next Saturday to 4thibrate, a synopsis of what will be done at that place will be interesting to those who intend to participate. One great attraction will be the Independence Cornet Band, which will go there in the morning, and will discourse sweet music throughout the livelong day. The Havana Glee Club will sing some, also the musical portion of the exercises will be complete. Probably Lou Vore will have his drum out too.

T. R. Pittman will read the Declaration of Independence, and the Rev. Blake is chosen to deliver the invocation. Dr.

Watson will give the address of welcome, and Hon. W. P. Hackney will orate before dinner, and Col. Forsythe in the afternoon.

Miss May Tonkinson will give a recitation, and after some music by the band the whole crowd will adjourn to Havana from the grove, where the exercises will be held. In the evening there will be a balloon ascension, and a grand display of fireworks, and in this manner, the 4th of July will close at Havana. 'The programme as seen by the above, is an interesting one, and will be enjoyed by all who attend. The prospects at present indicate that a large crowd will go to Havana from here, and other places. For the benefit of those who will go on the cars from this place and Harrisonville, we append a table showing the time the trains leave this city and Harrisonville and return: Leaves .8:30 n.

m. Arrives at ...9:10 a. m. Leaves Bolton ..9:10 a. m.

Arrives at a. m. Leaves .7 p. m. Arrives at .7:30 p.

m. Leaves ...7:30 p. m. Arrives Independence. ...8:10 p.

m. O. E. GEORGE, Train Master. J.

M. GRAVELY, Ticket Agt. L. J. ORR, Conductor.

FAITHISTS OF SHALAM. A Peculiar Religious Colony Which Arises to Reconstruct Society. New Bible Written by a New York ToothDoctor Under the Immediate Control of Spirits--Establishment of a New Calendar. (Las Cruces (N. Cor.

St. Louis On the eastern bank of the Rio Grande river and about six milea from this place is a colony of people whose customs, tory and religion are the most peculiar to be found in this country. They call selves "Faithists;" have a new Bible written by one of themselves; have a new calendar in which the days, Sabbaths and holidays are changed, a and the months are called signs; eat only two meals a day, while fish and flesh are forever forbidden as an article of food. The Faithists, as the members of the Shalam colony term themselves, claim to be a religious sect. They discard all religions save their own, the essential dogma of which is faith in Jehovih, as he is called in their Bible, and to become a covenant member a person must abjure all other gods, lords or saviors.

According to their Bible, Jehovih is the spirit that created all things, is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, has his kingdom on earth, of which the Faithists are the sole members up to date. Dr. J. B. Newbrough, a dentist of New York City, is the originator of this sect.

He claims to to have been wrestling with the spirit for ten years; he admits that he wrote the new Bible under the influence of the spirit, and he is now the head or chief of Shalam colony, which has been established as Jehovih's kingdom on earth, according to plans laid down in the Faithist Bible. This new bible is called "Oahspe," meanIng that it contains all that is worth know. ing about light, earth or sky, or the sum of all knowledge, and in it Jehovih says: "It is not for the past, but for the present era." It was written at No. 128 West Thirty- a -fourth letter to street, the editor New of York, the in Banner 1881; of Light explaining its origin, Dr. New.

brough says: HOW "OAHSPE" WAS WRITTEN. Oahspe was mechanically written through my hands by some other intelligence than my own. I discovered, many years ago, in sitting in circles to obtain spiritual manifestations my hands could not lie on the table without flying off into "tantrums." Often they would write messages, left or right, backward or forward, nor could I trol them in any other way than by withdrawing from the table went to work in earnest to investigate spiritualism, and I investigated over two dred mediums. In course of time -ten or fifteen years- began to believe in spiritualism. But I was not satisfied with the communications; I was craving for the light of Heaven.

I wished to learn thing about the spirit world; what the gels did, how they traveled and the general plan of the universe. So after awhile took it Into my head that wise and exalted angels would commune better with us if we purified ourselves physically and spiriually, Then I gave up eating flesh and fish, milk and butter, and took to rising before day, twice a day and occupying a small room alone, where I sat every ing half an hour before sunrise recounting daily to my Creator my shortcomings in governing myself in thought and deed. In six years' training I reduced myself, from two hundred and fifty pounds down to one dred and eighty, my rheumatiem was all (gone and I had no more headaches. I became limber and sprightly, A new lease on life came to me. A NEW POWER.

Then a new condition of control came upon my hands; instead of the angels holding my hands as formerly, they held hands over my head -and they were clothed with suflicient materiality for me to see themand a light fell upon my own hands as they lay on the table. In the meantime I had tained to hear audible angel voices near me. I was directed to get a which writes by keys, like a piano. This I did, and I applied myself industriously to learn it, but with only indifferent success. For two years more the angels propounded to me questions relative to Heaven and earth, which no mortal could answer very intelligently.

I always look back upon those two years as an enigma. Perhaps it was to show me that man was but an ignoramus at best; perhaps I was waiting for constitutional growth to be Well, one morning the light struck both of my hands on the back, and they went to the type- writer for some fifteen minutes very vigorously. I was told not to read what was printed, and I had worked myself into such a religious fear of losing this new er, that I obeyed reverently, The next ing, also before sunrise, the same power came and wrote--or printed, ratherAgain I laid the matter away very religiously, saying little about it to anybody. One morning I accidentally--seemed accidental to me--looked out of the window and beheld the line of light that rested on my hands tending heavenward like a telegraph wire toward the sky. Over my head were three pairs of hands, fully materialized; behind me stood another angel, with her hands resting on my shoulders.

My looking did not disturb the scene; my hands kept right on printing-printing. For fifty weeks this continued every morning, half an hour or 80 before sunrise, and then it ceased, and I was told to read and publish the book Oahape. The peculiar drawings in Oahspe were made with a pencil in the same WAY. A few of the drawings I was told to copy from other books, such as Saturn, the Egyptian ceremonies, etc. The above letter is signed by New.

brough, and is printed in full in the front leaves of some of their Bibles. The book contains nine hundred pages, and is written in the most ancient style, doubtless to give it a musty smell. It is sold at five dollars a volume, and has been circulated quite extensively. The work of establishing Jehovih's kingdom on earth was first attempted on what is known as the Thompson farm in New Jersey, but that failed in a month's time, on account of a disagreement with Mr. Thompson in the year 1882.

Headquarters were kept up in New York City until in December, of 1883, the Faithists began to assemble at Pearl River, Rockland County, New York, In November, 1883, they held a convention in New York, at which a mittee was appointed to search for Sh am, and in pursuance of this appointment Messrs. Newbrough and Grill left Pearl River in August, 1884, Shalam was discovered by these gentlemen in September, 1884, when a deed was made by John D. Bancastle, of Dona, N. conveying about four hundred acres of level land in the Rio Grande Valley to Wm. Howland, of Boston, and in October, 1884, two delegations of Faithists arrived in Shalam, one of whom was the veritable Dr.

Henry Samuel Tanner, who fasted forty -two days several years ago..

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