Verona, May 7, 1877 To the Editor of the Ticket,
Your paper has a small circulation in this town, but seems to be a general favorite of those who have the pleasure of reading it. Verona is situated twenty-five miles from Cincinnati o n the line of the Louisville Short Line; is a prosperous place of about 200 inhabitants, surrounded by fine farming country. B. H. Stansifer's store, in charge of J. N. Dickerson and Eugene Sayers, is doing a large and prosperous business, and is destined to be the leading dry goods house in this section of the country. Farmers seem very anxious about corn planting, so much delayed by the continued rains. A sad accident occurred near this place on Sunday. The wife of Doe Sleet, who has been of unsound mind for several months, attempted to put an end to her existence by burning herself. She was burned severely before the flames could be extinguished. Her two daughters had their hands severely burned in extinguishing the flames. Little hopes are entertained of the recovery of Mrs. Sleet.
On Tuesday evening last, Mr. T. B. Demaree, Grand Worthy Counselor I. O. G. T. [Independent Order of Good Templars - a temperance group] of Ky., lectured at the M. E. Church to a large audience of our best citizens. At the close of the lecture about forty persons gave their names to become members of the order. A lodge was organized by electing the following officers: W. H. Roberts, W. C. T; Miss Stella O'Neal, W. R. H. S.; Miss Mattie Lewis, W.L.H.S.; Miss Mattie Roberts, W. V. T.; J. N. Dickerson, W.S.; Miss Carrie Watson, W. A. S.; D. W. S. O'Neal, W. F. S.; Mrs. Mattie O'Neal, W. T.; E. B. Sayers, W. M.; Miss Dara Holden, W. D.M.; Miss Anna Martin, W.I.G.; Thomas Roberts, W.O.G.; Wm. McPherson, W.C.; C. W. Waller, P.W.C.T.; S. R. McPherson, L.D. The lodge will meet regularly on Wednesday evenings at the M. E. Church
From the Covington Ticket, May 8, 1877 ("Always Independent, Seldom Indifferent")