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[Profile of Reverend R. C. Horn]

Description: Profile of Reverend Robert Cannon Horn, born in Middle Tennessee in 1844. Rev. Horn was raised in Collin County, Texas, and traveled between Texas and Tennessee for much of his life. He attended Mt. Pleasant High School before studying English, Latin, and Greek at Kentucky University in 1867. Horn entered the Christian ministry in 1868, and after teaching for 7 years, he spent most of the remainder of his life preaching and organizing churches across North and North-Central Texas. He married Mildred C. Franklin in 1870. Horn served several churches in over 10 Texas cities. He also helped build more than a dozen churches. His family consists of his wife, four daughters, and one son.
Date: unknown

[Epitaph of Colonel Ezekiel Polk]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing the epitaph of Colonel Ezekiel Polk, father of former President James K. Polk. The epitaph was contributed to the newspaper by Mr. O. P. Foote, who copied the inscription while visiting the burying-ground in Bolivar, Tennessee while stationed there with the Third Iowa Infantry in 1862. Ezekiel Polk was born September 7, 1747, and died August 31, 1824 at the age of 76. The epitaph is a 20-line poem written by Ezekiel Polk himself at the age of 74. A handwritten note on the clipping indicates that the clipping was given to Charles B. Moore from Hubert Sauer.
Date: unknown

Tombstones on Glass.: Monument on Which the Lettering Was Done by Sand Blast.

Description: Newspaper article describing the first glass tombstone. The tombstone, created for the grave of Elizabeth Pepper by her son Matthias Pepper, is in the cemetery overlooking the city of Kittanning. According to the article, glass was chosen due to its "practical indestructibility." Elizabeth Pepper died at the age of 77 in Ford City on February 4, 1892.
Date: unknown

[Clipping, 1898]

Description: Two newspaper clippings from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first clipping, dated August 24, 1898, details the trip Moore took to Colorado. Moore describes his experiences on the train to his destination and in Colorado Springs, Manitou, and Pike's Peak. The second clipping, dated September 2, 1898, details the experiences Moore had traveling in Colorado. In this clipping, Moore describes the latter part of his travels to Grand Junction, Pueblo, and the Royal Gorge. He also notes the travel plans of his companions. At the close of his reminiscence, he states that he will be traveling home in a few days time.
Date: 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

[Clipping: Rebel Prisoners]

Description: Newspaper clipping with details about rebel prisoners who were detained by the Union Army. The text notes that eight commissioned officers, two hundred and nineteen enlisted soldiers, and one hundred six deserters were captured. The names, ranks, and previous camp location of the officers are also included.
Date: unknown

[Clipping, March 31, 1866]

Description: A newspaper clipping from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The clipping is a business advertisement for P. Reynaud who was a commission merchant from Houston Texas. Reynaud's advertisement notes that his line of business was in the sale of cotton, hides, and country produce. It also lists a few of his associates.
Date: March 31, 1866
Creator: Waco Texas Register

[Clipping: Buggy Advertisement]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing an advertisement for high-grade top buggies and leather grade top buggies. Description, reproduced illustrations, and prices of both models are included in the clipping. The reverse side of the advertisement details shipping costs for the buggies to locations all of the United States and to select locations in Mexico. There are handwritten notes on the front and back of the page.
Date: unknown

[Periodical Clipping of Olivier Pain]

Description: An article describing the adventures of Olivier Pain. Sarting with his writings against Napoleon III's government. It mentions his wife and children. Then his adventures against the Communist government of France and his subsequent inprisonment. After escaping to Australia he arrived in the United States and went on to London. He was then secretary to Osman Pasha, after losing to the Russians he was offered to the French Government and refused. He was then a Russian prisoner of war and after that term he returned to Paris only to leap again into another adventure. This adventure was as the El Mahdi's right hand man against the Anglo-Egyptian Government.
Date: unknown

[Clipping of d'Arusamont Case from the Cincinnati Gazette]

Description: Article over the alimony case between Mr. d'Arusamont and his ex-wife Fanny Wright. It covers a small history of Fanny Wright: large inheritance from a maternal uncle and then she moved to the United States to promote her views. She was against slavery and she she couldn't eradicate it bought thirty slaves and set them up in St. Domingo. She then subscribed to the school of Socialist and set up a press but this project failed. In one of Fanny's visits to Paris she met Mr. d'Arusamont.
Date: unknown

[Members American White Plymouth Rock Club]

Description: Portraits of the members of the American White Plymouth Rock Club. Frank Pudney Kalkaskia, Michigan; J. A. Bickerdike Millersville, Illinois; G. W. Swarts Ariel, Pennsylvania; Dr. Robert Buchanan Nevada, Missouri; F. K. Linhard Kipling, Ohio. on the flip side is a photo of the home of Sass Brothers White Plymouth Rocks, Ancona, Illinois.
Date: unknown

His Peculiarities

Description: The article discusses the correspondence between a man that was unfamiliar with the Bible and how the author tried to inform him. The subject was a man of knowledge and posed as a philosopher.
Date: unknown

[John G. Arthur Sues for Divorce]

Description: The article mentions the cause of John G. Arthur call for divorce. It also mentions how his wife Mattie became a lawyer and throughout the marriage was the boss of the relationship and caused him financial loss. John also accuses his wife of beating him physically and verbally. His wife also schemed to disinherit John's daughter from a previous marriage. He was then forced at gun point to give her the deeds to all of his properties.
Date: unknown

The History of Wonder

Description: A poem about a dog named Wonder who had an insatiable appetite and was killed for stealing food. The poem has twelve stanzas, each consisting of six lines.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sampson, Neal; Hornsby, Nat & George, Joe