A Reasonable Excuse.

            As a senior member of the reportorial staff of the SPECTATOR, during the absence of the editor, the duty of telling why he is absent must be performed by some one, and that the people may have a truthful report, it will have to be in print before his return or smuggled in under the head of legal affairs.  THE SPECTATOR under the efficient management of its present Editor, improves with every issue and the Editor when not out with the “band” is always in his sanctum, his feet at the bottom of business, his mind in Belvidere, and though there was no neglect of business at time, his many friends became convinced that it was no wild goose Chase that took him to Belvidere so often, and as we know there would be, at least, one interested SPECTATOR to the union, he thought best to take a partner to share his joys and sorrows and free passes, and properly cook and help eat the big pumpkins, double-yolked eggs, early onions and any other eatables admiring subscribers furnish gratis.  In plain language what we want to say will read something like this:

            Married Thursday, April 29, 1886, by Rev. A.H. Johnson, pastor of the Rushford M.E. church, at the residence of the bride’s parents in Belvidere, Mr. W.F. Benjamin, Editor of the Rushford SPECTATOR, and Miss Cora Chase, of Belvidere.