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Day
31
Month
December
Year
1880
Copyright
Public Domain
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Lima Centre, Dec. 27. - Trsasurer Jerome Parker assisted by Eugene Freer, received taxes at the town liouse on Friday. - Location of pedagogues: Miss Hattie McC'artliy conducting the Center school; H. B. Richards of near Hastings, fractional district No. 8 of Scio and Lima; Miss Bertha Kee.se of Lima fractional district of Freedom and Lima; Miss Ella Whitney of Chelsea ia the McLaren district; Herman Easton of Lima, in the Thompson district. - The yoting people of this vicinity posseiBing a desire to trip the fantastic too, aro agitating the propoaition to witi To remove the permanent seats from the town house for this purpose, and wheoever meetings are held there supply chairs at their expense. The proposition ia expected to come before the voters at the spring pleetion. We look forward tosomelively electioneeringby the young men and perhaps - young ladies. - Santa Claus arrived early Friday evening and every seatin the Methodist church was early fillecl to greet him. - Two trees were laden with presents. - After "Rev. Mr. Shank opened the occasion with a few remarks, Abram Storms in Kris Kringle costume began the distribu√ľon. A $33 purse carried joy 1o the ministerial liousehold; Mr. and Mrs. DeForreat Bnchansn received a $15 bible from their father, Mr. Iiobert I5uchanan; Mrs. liev. Shank a $4 castor; and many other presents of less value were made. - As expected, the arrest of our supervisor, town clerk and justice. escorted to your cliy and there held to bail for examination to-morrow, creates nolittle excitement in this and adjacent tovvns where they are well and favorably known a3 citizens, above doing an unlawful ordishonorableact. Such arrests are generally the outcome of spite engendered by political disappointment. The complainant, Mr. Nathan Pierce, was our supervisor in 1872, '73, '75 and '76, and has had the bee buzzing in his bonnet ever since he was defeated by the late Charles Whitaker. Last spring he was defeated by Mr. Dancer, whose arrest, it requires little foresight to discern, is hoped to be political ruin in this liis flrst term. Stephen Stocking, credited with ai ding and abetting the an'ests was beaten for town clerk by Mr. Covert by over 50 majority. As near as we can learn Mr. Dancer's offense if offense there be, consists simply in not beginning aright the oath administered to Freer, forgetting the formula, this being the flrst time the supervisor had been called apon to exercise such authority. IfMr. Freer's vote had changed the political future of a solicary candidato on the ticket, the action of Mr. Pierce might be invested with an apparent desire to see the scalus of justice in Lima balance to a t.

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