Farnam Facts and Fancies
Everything looks lovely and the goose hangs high. Small grain is almost ready for harvest; some fields will yield 40 bushels per acre. Corn is looking and growing fine, but just a trifle late. Prosperity is approaching.
William LaRue returned from his trip to the sandhills and reports pasture very good.
School meeting passed off quietly. W. J. Thompson was re-elected treasurer and A. Holderman, moderator, in District 67. Miss Ellen Murphy was elected treasurer in District 85.
Quite a number of Farnam’s school marms are in attendance at the Curtis normal.
Miss Grace McNickle departed Monday for a seven weeks’ course at the Lincoln summer school.
Prof. F. A. Brannick was awarded the Farnam high school, and Miss Emily Foote the primary school for next term. Both of these received the awards for faithful performoance of their duties last term.
Dr. K. M. Kreecorian is visiting in the east, looking up a new location.
Dr. J. M. Liggitt is tbe latest victim to the secrets of woodcraft (M. W. of A.). John Wrin, Chas. Ainlay and J. W. Wearl are applicants.
The Ladies’ Flag Corps, accompanied by the remaining Farnam 400, contemplate a visit to Curtis soon.
The long-expected and carefully-prepared-for Independence Day program was carried out July 3rd. Everything worked harmoniously to make the day a complete success. The first appearance of the Calathumpians and trades’ exhibit created considerable merriment. Willie Ainlay, tonsorial artist, received first prize. Then followed the usual program: Prayer, songs, reading of Declaration by Miss Florence Rowley, drill by flag corps. Next came the oration by Pror. F. A. Brannick, He presented the most eloquent address ever heard in our village. In his quiet and graceful manner, he reviewed the history of the United States since its first history to the present day, leaving no stone unturned to impress upon the minds of the people that ours is the most perfect form or government and contains the freest, greatest, and best people on earth. The afternoon exercises wound up with the ball game—Farnam against Eustis—which resulted in a victory for Farnam. Then—last, but not least—came the giddy whirl. The Garrison Hall was packed to its utmost capacity by those who tripped the light fantastic until the town clock tolled the hour of 12, warning one and all that the hour of departure was at hand. All wended their way homeward, declaring this the happiest day ever spent for the great cause—independence. William Johnson, attired in his master mason suit, presented a striking appearance as marshal of the day. SYLVAN.
The Independent Era (North Platte) 13(27):5, Thursday, 8 July 1897