6 Feb 1875

    Editor Press-- Here are a few local items to inform the outside world that Dutch Creek has not frozen to death, though it has been colder than "Greenland's icy mountains".

    Now is the Preacher's harvest; protracted meetings are in order, and the divines are "thrusting in the sickle". Rev.Miler has just closed a meeting at the N.H. Baptist church by immersing eight. About a dozen were added to the membership. Rev. Davis is holding a revival at the Methodist Chapel. He is an able man, has a powerful  voice and preaches temperance without even sparing these who buy and sell Stomach Bitters. The disciples are holding forth in Paris.

    The people in Grace-Hill are trying to get a post-office established in their village. Hope Uncle Sam will accommodate them as they need it very much.
    Groundhog day was "shady" throughout and followed by visible tokens of displeasure on the part of Old Boreas.
    Stock looks well, hough farmers are feeding economically. Feed will be pretty nearly used up by grass time. Corn will be planted extensively this coming season, and less wheat sown than formerly. We fully realize that it don't pay to sell 65@70 cent wheat;; and as we still continue to get plus 40 pounds of flour to the bushel at McKain's, it is takes much less wheat to do us than heretofore.

    Your correspondent had the pleasure of witnessing the marriage of Joseph Cartruff and Miss Mary Augustine, at the residence of the bride's father, on the 31st ult. Justice W.H. Robertson officiated in his usual happy style. W. H. is popular with the young folks, and goes far and near to officiate at weddings. He has compiled a marriage ceremony for himself, which is most appropriate and satisfactory to the parties and such a complete combination of the orthodox and legal that his most intimate friends can't decide whether the pulpit or the bar is his proper calling.

    Dublin rejoices in having a shoemaker- Hissong, from Lacous. He is master of his business and is getting a good run of custom.