The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa Thursday, December 12, l895
CENTER CENTIPEDES NEWS:
CHAS. CHASTAIN has purchased a farm in Eden.
MISS ELLA ONEY had the courage of a true teacher and subscribed for The Advance, a reform journal.
MRS. ELLA HAMILTON gets 25 cts. per pound for her butter of private families in Chicago.
There is (sic) seventeen voters in Center that could not be allured from the paths of patriotism by a promise of democratic distillers or republicans oft-time promises of reform.
MISS EMMA LONG has a School Exhibition in contemplation for the Pleasant View people. She hopes to get something in the way of books for the school with the funds.
Since JOHN SHERMAN has come out and acknowledged that the populist principles are correct it would be cheering if some of our Center republicans would work for a party that proposes to reduce our national debt.
There are several intelligent, good looking and I hope marriagable (sic) young ladies in Center that should read The Advance.
The young men that are on The Advance force should be proud of the canvass made by their father in the campaign this fall. I hope the populists of this county will swell the subscription list of The Advance and show their appreciation also of MR. ROBERTSON's efforts.
STEPHEN H. BASHOR is an Iowa man and a genuine Baptist preacher. He gave a lecture on "Atlantis, the Lost continent," Nov. 27th, at Crown Chapel. He seems to have some stability and patriotism, and is an able advocate of populism and is known as "Iowa's Wendel Phillips."