Messrs. Helm and Lockhardt were shaking hands with their constituents Monday. The Melbourne school picnic was a success in every particular. So far as heard from everybody had a good time, and it was well attended. The good people of Ross showed their kindly feeling by their liberal donations and their social qualities by their presence, for all of which we stand committed to show our appreciation whenever an opportunity arises. Then the adjoining districts of Tug Fork and Willison are kindly remembered in the same way, as well as Messrs. Moore, Pyle, Steelman & Wagner, Bennett, Holzhauer, John Weber and others of Newport for their contributions. Our home people, old and young, worked with a will, that our efforts might be successful. The music was of the highest order. The members of the Foster Cornet band expressed themselves as well pleased, and remained for the Sunday picnic. The net receipts to the district is $140. Any one desiring may see a full statement of receipts and disbursements by calling on the chairman of School Board. The transactions of the board are always open for inspection. The Journal furnished our printed matter, and for space donated we desire to express our gratitude. The picnic was without accident. We noticed people from Claryville, Alexandria, New Richmond, California, Persimmon Grove, Mentor, Foster, Trace, Oneonta, Newport and Covington. Messrs. Brook and Morelli, agents for the syndicate, were on the ground and made several sales of lots. In fact everybody was here who had promised, except the candidates. They all failed, much to the regret of many who wanted to hear our county politics discussed.
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