S. B. Forney, of tho Shiloh dietrict, has a clock that has been in the family nbout ono hundred years. It was mnde in Germany. It is a bras9 cloe'e. Tho case to the clock that reaches from the lloor to tho ceding, cost seventy-tive dollars. Mr. Forney some twenty yoars ago bo ight SO ncres or land, and :t was all new and he had a large family to provide for nnd had neither houso nor barn and ho was compe'led to go in debt to build. Ho boughtOO acres more and afterward sold -10 acres and that cleared up his debts and leaves hini 100 acres with gooil brildings nnd all kinds of fruit, berries peaches grapss and apples. He says ople talk much about hard times but they know nothing about hard times such tho pooplo endured in this country in an early day. Mr. Forney's farm is surrounded with ono ot the best agricultural portions or Holt county, and can be easily demonstrated by any one that will pass through that section Bnd look at their stock or grain or straw that has been threshed, and their immense fields or corn and other crops.