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Thursday, September 17, 1908


Local News

Mr. Arthur Simmons met with an accident Monday evening at six o,clock, he went to the well to pump a pitcher of water and in some manner got one of his fingers caught under the handle of the pump and badly mashed tearing the finger nail off. He immediately started for the doctors office and had the finger dressed. It will be healed up all right in the course of time but is quite painful.

Osceola Lodge, No. 77 A. F. & A. M., will meet every Tuesday evening at 7:30 for degree work, until further notice. EMIL JARL, W.M.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Twyford are the proud parents of a baby boy who arrived Monday morning.

Mr. Albert Adkins went to Tingley Tuesday afternoon for a visit with relatives.

Charlie Thomas an old Osceola boy who is station agent on the Santa Fe R. R. at Fulton, N.M. came Tuesday morning of this week for a several weeks visit with his mother. Mr. Thomas came here from Mina, Arkansas where he was looking after his property.

Mrs. Ad Rarrick went to Blockton Iowa for a visit with her brother Green Adkins.

Mr. Everett Paul left Monday morning for Iowa City where he will attend the State University.

Milo Adams, who is employed in a bakery at Red Oak, was in the city last week visiting with friends and relatives.

Mrs. Jennie Shultz returned Friday to her home in Chicago after a two weeks visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Beashor. Mrs. Maude Burns returned to her home in Creston Friday after a few days visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Beashor.

Mrs. Ida M. Tygart of Lebonan, Kansas, sister of Dit and George Jenkins of this city arrived Thursday of last weeks with relatives.

Dr. Earl Agnew son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Agnew arrived Thursday of last week from Albany, Mo., and expects to remain a short time in the city.

Pearl Hester of Indianola a former Osceola boy was in town Friday of last week. Pearl is attending the Western Veterinary College at Kansas City.

Miss Lula Herndon resumed her work of clerking at Jarls after an absence of about two weeks on account of the illness of her sister Mrs. Frank Paul. Mrs. A. H. Stauffacher, of Yorkton, South Dakota and Mrs. N. E. Bach of Geddes South Dakota arrived Saturday night called here by the serious illness of their sister Mrs. Frank Paul.

Mr. George Gilbert left Saturday for Des Moines where he will visit for a short time then go on to Iowa City and commence the study of dentistry in the State University.

Mr. William B. Tallman Jr. departed Monday morning for Iowa City where he will attend the State University. Will attended the University at Salt Lake City last term.

Miss Minnie and Miss Ella Hand from Nebraska, who have been visiting their uncle Milton Thompson left Saturday for Van Wert for a short visit with friends and relatives.

Miss Effle Hart who clerked for some time in the Post Office has accepted a position as book keeper with Simmons and Company, Banker, taking the place vacated by Miss Helen Emary.

Miss Rose Kerns will leave this week for California where she will make her future home.

Mr. J. N. Coppock and family are removing this week from Woodburn to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Messrs. Andy Adams and E. N. Stansbury accompanied Mr. T. N. Keeran to Frieno, Texas Tuesday to look over some land.

Messrs. Fred Goldsmith, Weseley Lowe, Marvin Wick and Albert Adkins played in the band at Humeston the latter part of last week.

Mrs. Mose Johnson will join her daughter Pearl at Waxahachie, Texas in the near future.

G.R. Jackson is visiting in Denver and other Colorado points. Clyde Lingle has charge of the Lunch Room near the depot in his absence.

Dr. C. W. Heald has returned to Osceola from Chicago where he has just completed a post graduate course preparatory to locating permanently here.

Miss Juanita Gigray left Friday night for Denver where she will visit from some time with her sister.

Miss Blanche Neice returned to Osceola Friday from Des Moines where she has been a nurse at Mercy Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Mongar returned Thursday of last week from Bloomfiled, Nebraska, where they have been for the past two months looking for a suitable location for a home. Everett says they they may soon return to Nebraska to locate permanently.

The Misses Myrtle Scott, Jessie Pedigo, and Gladis McCollough of Chariton, were the out of town guest at a pleasant little picnic given Sunday by Lloyd Jenks, Earl Houston, and Joe London.

Mr. Arthur Adkins of the West side barbar shop has sold his interest to Mr. Ora Castor, and will leave in a few weeks for Kansas City where he and his brother Owen will enter the Western Dental College.

Mr. Howard Adkins of Denver, Colorado arrived in Osceola, Tuesday for a visit with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Adkins and other relatives. He is on his way back to New Haven, Connecticut to resume his studies at Yale.

Born Thursday Sept , 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tillotson a son.

Messrs. Krotzer and Touet opened up their moving picture entertainment at the opera house Monday night and the house was packed from corner to corner. Everyone was well pleased with the entertainment and the number attending shows that they get their moneys worth.

W. H. Stacy of Jamison, Ia., has recently had his pension increased from $12 00 to $17 00 per month by the Bureau of Pensions, also George L. Terry of Weldon, Iowa has received an increase of $4 00 per month, he is now receiving $10 00 per month. W. H. Adkins being attorney in both cases.



Thursday, November 19, 1908



A ten pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blake near Osceola, on November sixth. Mrs. Ream who has been attending the mother reports mother and child getting along nicely.  Mrs. Lillian LeHuquet was removed in the care of Sheriff Keeran to the Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Thursday of last week.  Her husband died about a year ago and she was sticken [stricken] with a severe illness at the time from which she has never fully recovered. Friends of this city are in receipt of invitations to the wedding of Mr. Frank Penry Jones and Miss Blanche Gilleas, which takes place at Hollywood, Calif., on the evening of Wednesday, December Second.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones will be at home at Jackson, Mississippi, after December twentieth.  The groom will be remembered by many friends in this city as he made his home here at one time and was interested in the building of the old Osceola and Southern railway. The Des Moines Capital of Thursday publishes the fact that a license to marry was issued to Mr. Wilbur Mitchell and Miss Mabel Hilliard both of Osceola.  Their marriage came as a surprise to many of their friends here.  The newly married couple has returned to this city and we join in congratulating them.

Marriage Licenses - George P. Dudney.....................19 Ethel Dixon...............................22  W.H. Burdick............................71 Sarah L. Burdick.......................62   Ord L. Leachman.......................24 Pearl Critchfield........................26   J.O. Staley.................................58 Lucy Aoffman............................54


The Misses Dot and Bess Hutsinpiller will return next week to Indianola, where they will resume their work at Simpson College. Mrs. J W Tullis, who has been very poorly for sometime is reported no better. Mrs. G. B. Fluke left Tuesday evening for Russell to visit her sister, Mrs. F. M. Boyd, who has been ailing for some time and expects soon to move to Texas. Roy Burd has returned home from Indianola where he was been attending Simpson College. Mrs. Mary Palmer and Mrs. Mary Linder went to Wahoo, Nebraska, Tuesday morning for a visit with relatives.   C. T. Hardtnger returned to Seattle Washington Monday after spending some time visiting with friends in this city.   Miss Edith Benbow who has been visiting for sometime here with relatives returned Saturday to her home in Ft. Madison.


PROOF OF WILL   To all whom it may concern- You are hereby notified that on the 28th day of Oct. 1908 there was produced opened and publicly read by me in vacation of the District Court an instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Margaret Walsh deceased, late of Clarke County, Iowa.   And you are further notified that the 2nd day of the Nov. 1908 term of said Court viz:  Nov. 24th 1908 has been fixed for hearing proof of the genuineness of said written instrument.   At which time all persona interested shall appear and be heard.           W.H. Harlan, Clerk of the District Court, Clarke County    


November 12, 1908


The Shreveport (La.) Times in reviewing the social events of the week in that city gives a full account of a meeting of the Authors, Club and speaks of a beautiful song given by Mrs. Cooley. Mrs. Cooley was formerly Miss Lela Holdon of the city.


LOCAL NEWS -Marriage licenses: -

*S. J. Young...aged 28, Edith Gillitte. 25

*G. T. Pace. 38, Jennie Barnthouse 39

*Frank Chamberlain...27, Ada Lane..18


The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bleakney are pleased to learn of the arrival of twin girls in their home at Denison, Iowa. Mr. Milt Thompson tells us that his son-in-law H. Petznick of Creston who has been seriously ill for some time is slowly recovering. Mr. Thompson has been to Creston several times to see him and his many friends will be pleased to learn the he is improving. W.H. Adkins has received notice from the Bureau of Pensions that Mrs. Mariah J. Powell, widow of the late St. Clair Powell, has been granted a widow,s pension at the rate of $12 per month to date from May 2, 1908. Mr. Powell was a member of Co. I 102 Illinois Vol. Inf. in the Civil War. Attorney Banker is devoting considerable of his time the fall months, to his farm near Murray. Mr. Banker is erecting a fine new home which is to cost $3,000, and in addition to this is instituting numerous other improvements. He says that he will not be satisfied until everything is up to date and ship shape. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Garret on the Walter Kidoo farm on the evening of Monday, November 9th.



Miss Ruth Leonard and brother, Harold, of Chariton, were in attendance at the funeral if Mrs. C. D. Rissler, in Osceola, Friday. Delbert Binkerd and wife left Wednesday for Hale Center, Texas where they will make their future home. Miss Daisy Kennedy returned home this week from a visit with relatives at Kansas City, Mo. C.T. Israel made a business trip the latter part of last week, to several points in the eastern part of the state and in Illinois. Mrs. H.M. Inghram is visiting this week in Harlan at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Lewis. Mrs. B. Mardis went to Corydon Monday to visit her son, Alexander Mardis. Miss Lillian Cole returned Monday morning to Murray. She was accompanied by her uncle, Mr. J.E. Shepard. Miss Bess Hutsinpilliar who has been trimming in a millinery establishment at Bode, Iowa returned to this city Tuesday afternoon having finished her work for the present. Mrs. E.M. Piper returned Monday to her home in Weissert, Nebraska, after spending several weeks here with relatives. Mrs. H.N. Trow returned Monday morning to Des Moines after having spent Sunday in this city with her sons, Merle and Will Trow. D.W. Inghram returned the early part of this week from Harlan where he has been spending a few days visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde Lewis. Mr. George Grassel left the latter part of the week for Frankford, Indiania where he will spend several weeks visiting with relatives and friends. He will then go to Florida to spend the winter. Miss Katherine Tillotson who came here from Chicago and has been visiting relatives several days left Saturday for Andover, Missouri where she goes to see her father Mr. E.E. Tillotson who has been in poor health. Mr. Henry Schmidt, who is a deaf mute employed in the repairing department of Fluke,s shoe store, spent Sunday in Omaha visiting his cousins, aunts and other relatives. He enjoyed an auto ride over the city and altho his visit was very pleasant he was glad to get back to Osceola.

Maj. H. L. Karr departed Sunday for Broken Bow, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Harper went to Des Moines Friday for a several days visit with relatives and friends. M. L. Kennedy returned Saturday from Kansas City where he had been visiting for several days with relatives and friends. Mrs. O. A. White returned Saturday afternoon from Kansas City where she had been spending some time visiting with relatives and friends.


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