The twentieth anniversary surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Russel was a very eujoyable alïair. The presenta tion speech was made by S. P. Ballard The remarks were very appropri ate fo: the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Bussel responded very feelingiy and seemec to appreciate the remembrance o: them, by kind friends. The tokens o remembrance were a beautiful silve cake basket, silver pickle castor anc onehalf dozen china bone dishes The wee hours said away to abou' sixty guests alter having a bountifu supper oí good things. On Wednesday morcing, Feb. 5 William Johnson died of paralysis this being the seconcl shock. He caro trom England many yea-s ago. H was over 80 years of age. His wif preceded him last fall. He residec east of Willis one and a half miles. Miss Lizzie Potter is reported a having diphtheria. Mrs. Geo. Beiinett has returned from Milán where she has been stay ing with her daughter, Mrs. Andrus this winter. Trains stop at Whittaker as usua' So we conclude the money has been paid over to the Wabash railroad. On the morning of Feb. lOth at S. P BaUard's, the guests began to arriv a little past 10 o'clock, it being hi 50th anniversary. The table was lade with the good things to tempt an epi cure. The bride and groom seeme happy, as they always seem to be and made things pleasant lor all. A cousin of Mrs. Ballard sent a beauti ful original poem, which was read an enjoyed by all. Also an origina] poem eotnposed by the Rey, Mr. Edwards from Belleville. Music and a literar program passed the day away ver ple'asaiitly for all concerned.