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West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa

Thursday, 02 September 1896 

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column one
—Ross Hodgkinson has gone to Cascade.
—House and lot for sale. Inquire of Joe Knox.
—Henry Craft, of Eldorado, is very seriously ill.
—Mrs. J.J. Tope, of Dover, is on the sick list.
—L.L. Ainsworth went to St. Paul, Monday.
—Mrs. H.C. Sturgis was here from Oelwein last week.
—Mrs. W.H. Spoug returned from Ruthven, Monday.
—Houses and lots and building lots for sale. J.T. Bailey.
—L.H. Puller arid family returned, to Chicago Saturday.
—Small house in this city for sale. Inquire at this office.
—F.Y. Whitmore and wife went to Osage Friday evening.
—Front room to rent over store. Inquire of J.P. Parrott.
—O.R. Taylor was over from Sumner to take in the fair.
—Miss Gertie Cook returned from Indiana early last week.
—The death of Will Brooks, of Auburn township, is reported.
—Miss Blanche Eddy returned to her home in McGregor Monday.
—O.W. Heiserman and wife left yesterday morning for Winona.
—Glass lamps all new, all sizes and cheap at Baker's Variety store.
—Bennie Illiff is sick with a fever and under the care of Dr. Zoller.
—Hazen Chandler and wife were here from Mason City last week.
—Miss Clara Sampson is in Minneapolis for a visit of some weeks.
—Fred Hanna is at his home in Clarence for a month's vacation.
—Chopping or butter bowls, all sizes from a nickel up at Baker's.
—L.A. Fisher and family were over from Hawkeye to take in the fair.
—N. S. Schenck and Fred returned from Northern Wisconsin, Friday.
—John H. Donald returned last week from two months in Chicago.
—A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Morris, of Auburn, on the 25th.
—C.W.D. Lathrop is visiting his daughter at Garner, Hancock county.
—J.H. Colby is up and about the house and yard after his severe illness.

column two
—Jos. J. Mikish, of Decorah, played with the band here during the fair.
—Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Sanborn have gone east on a visit to relatives in Ohio.
—Mr. and Mrs. Miner Paign were here to the fair from Oelwein last week.
—Boom to rent next door to the Star Barber Shop. Inquire of A.J. Bernau.
—Regular meeting of the fire department to-morrow (Thursday) evening.
—Mrs. W.E. Talmadge goes this week on a visit to her parents at Bradford.
—A couple of very light frosts have been reported from the flat. No damage done.
—Mrs. E.G. Herrick went to Waverly, Monday to attend the wedding of a sister.
—Slates, tablets and pencils, new stock and lots of them at Baker's Variety store.
—Mr. and Mrs. Will Forrey were up from Cedar Rapids last week taking in the fair.
—H.V. Tobey, wife and mother and I.M. Weed all departed for Chicago last evening.
—J.B. Garzee, of Waucoma, has been assisting in Thompson's barber shop for a week past.
—Ed Cullins is building a big addition to his barn to accommodate his increasing business.
—Geo. Wagner has taken off his bakery wagon and all orders should now be left at the store.
—Brad Talcott, since 1853, a resident of Fayette county, died at his home in Wadena on July 15.
—J.M. Wetherbee remembered our hungry condition last week and left us a supply of roasting ears.
—Fred Durfee has dropped out of Branch's gallery, returning to his home in Volga City Monday.
—Miss Minnie Hoyt left for Milwaukee, yesterday. She will attend school there the coming year.
—Mrs. A.S. Heald goes to Chicago tomorrow to purchase fall stock. She will return about the 10th.
—Abe Ecker came in from Burlington yesterday, to join John Cook's G.A.R. excursion to St. Paul.
—The Misses Harwood closed their two week's visit here early last week and returned to Cedar Rapids.
—Miss Phyllis Miller returned early last week from an over Sunday visit at the Will Baker home, Fayette.
—Mrs. Lillian Grant and her friend Miss Guest closed their long visit here and returned to Chicago, Monday
—Jack Orvis is taking a short layoff. He will go to Fayette. Oelwein and Sumner while his vacation lasts.
—Wm. Dewey departed for the old home in Richmond, Ind. Friday. He is liable to be absent for some weeks
—Mrs. Walt Butler has been sick for the past month, for a greater portion of the time confined to her
—A rate of one and one-third fare for the-round trip has been secured for all points within 250 miles of Dubuque.
—Mrs. Tom Loftus, of Syracuse, N.Y., has been the guest of the Loftus and Owens' families for the past
—Mrs. Judson, niece of Mrs. Wm. Cowle, visiting here for some time returned to her home in St. Louis last week.
—Mrs. E.J. Whitmore has been a visitor at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Titus for some days past.
—John Phillips is working in the new Union Drug Store during the absence of Charlie Bell on the St. Paul excursion.
—Great sales prove the great merit of Hood's Sarsaparilla, and great merit enables it to accomplish wonderful cures.
—Jim Kinney and family were up from Aurora to take in the fair and spend Sunday with Mr. Kinney's people at Elgin.
—Frank Reum and Ed Abbey, two Decorah young men came down on their wheels Thursday and remained over Friday.
—Miss Lela Herrick went on the St. Paul excursion. She will stop at Winona and put in the winter at kindergarten work.
—Adam Dagelman was thrown from Will Schroeder's wagon by runaway team last Thursday, suffering a broken arm.
—Miss Nellie Forbes will arrived from Chicago this week to accept the position of stenographer in the office of Clements & Son.
—Mr. and. Mrs. Lewis, guests at the Hancock home for the past week went north on the St. Paul excursion yesterday morning.
—Misses Alice and" Lida, daughters of H.M. Rulifson left for the east Monday; Alice to Joliet to resume
teaching and Lida to Belvidere to school.

column three
—The Westfield Sunday school convention will be held at the Lima church, Sept. 6, 1896, at 10 a.m. All are cordially invited.
—The Social Hour will be held in the parlors of the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon of this week. All the ladies invited.
—S.W. Cole and daughter were up from the Rapids for several days last week, renewing old acquaintances and taking in the fair.
—Elmer Millard was here last week renewing old acquaintances. He is still in the railroad business with headquarters at Perry.
—As reported elsewhere Hon. S.B. Zeigler and Hon. Wm. E. Fuller will open the campaign in this county
next Monday night at Elgin.
—Miss Lou Barnes has gone to St. Paul to enter a millinery store and learn trimming, after which she goes to Jesup to accept a position.
—Some philosopher gives it as his opinion that the reason people cry at weddings is because most of them have been married themselves.
—Fred Webb and wife returned to their home in Kansas City, today. after a few days pleasantly spent at the home of Mr. Webb's parents.
—The Missionary Society will hold a sociable at Mrs. N.S. Schenck's Friday evening of this week. Supper after 5. A cordial invitation extended to all.
—Mrs. Montgomery, of Fayette was a guest at the editor's home Saturday and Sunday. Also Mr. and
Mrs. R.Z. Lattimer the latter evening.
—The mother of I.W. and John Bane, attorneys well known in this city, arrived from Newell last week
and is a guest at the M.W. Philips home.
—At the M.E. church next Sunday will occur the administration of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. It is desired that every member as far as possible attend.
—The Willing Workers will meet next Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m., in the Presbyterian church. Business of importance requires that every member be present.
—The Waukon Democrat says that three large flocks of geese were observed flying southward last  Tuesday—a most remarkable occurrence for this time of the year.
—Dr. C.F. Adams wishes to inform his patrons that he will be absent from the city after tomorrow (Sept. 3d) until Saturday, Sept. 12. He will take his summer vacation.
—Quarterly meeting services at the Wesleyan Methodist church next Saturday and Sunday. Services as follows: Saturday at 2 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
—Samuel Holton and wife departed early last week for a six week's stay in the east, Ohio and New York. Mr. Holton has not seen his old home in the latter state for thirty years
—Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Woodstock, of Clear Lake, arrived on a tandem bicycle Saturday, for several days
visit at the home of Karl D. Fisk. Mr. W. is postmaster at Clear Lake.
—Oscar Heiserman has purchased Frank Freeborn's Great Dane pup for $100 and will train him for a store watch dog. Frank has ordered another pup and will have him here in a few days.
—Mr. Ezra Patterson and Mrs. E.A. Goodenow, of Bethel, were married last week and are already settled to housekeeping on the groom's splendid farm east of the city. May joy go with them.
—The University at Fayette opens this week but you can enter next week and anytime in Business College, Music, Painting or School of Oratory. Plan to go this fall. See ad in this issue.
—We are requested to announce that the Y.P.U. Society will meet Sunday evening at 6:30 at the M.E. church. Also that the social of the same society will be held this evening at the home of Bart Butler.
—Rev. Balch and wife expect to go soon to spend the winter with their children in Ida county, visiting a daughter in Jones county on their way. Mrs. Frances Woolf will occupy their house for the winter.
—Dan Brause is just completing a commodious farm residence on his farm east of town, adjoining C.C. Hoyer's place on the east. The dwelling is thirty feet square and two stories high. Will Shaffer has the contract.
—Fred Hanna's record books, nearly a score in number, have arrived and are awaiting his return from
Clarence. They are from the Republican workshop at Cedar Rapids and are splendid specimens of the bookmaker's art.
—Willie Fuller, Walt Butler, Jr. Joe Hobson and Jap Fox matriculated at the Upper Iowa University Tuesday the 1st.   Good for the boys! This is a good college and merits the liberal patronage of all students of northeastern Iowa.

column four
—A line from Frank Guptill says that the creamery company for which he is special agent sustained $7,500 loss from fire on Aug. 20. The property burned was located at Forest City and included creamery, store house and chicken ranch. Fire was set by passenger train. It will be rebuilt.
—One night last week some scoundrel entered the pasture of John L. Jones, in Auburn township, and deliberately shot one of his best mares. The animal was a valuable brood mare and will be a severe loss to Mr. Jones. It will be a pity if the villain is not apprehended and brought to justice.
—An exchange sums up life as follows: "Born, welcomed, caressed, cried, led, grew, amused, reared, studied, examined, graduated, loved, engaged, married, quarreled, reconciled, suffered, deserted, taken ill, died, buried, forgotten."
—The Alice Wilson Theatre Company failed to show up at Zeigler Hall last week, and the three last nights of the fair dances were held by the West Union Orchestra. Much disappointment was felt at the nonappearance of the company.
—Supt. Bloodgood, who is president of the North-East Section of Iowa Teachers, informs us that this section meets in Dubuque, October 15, 16, 17. Prin. Grant E. Finch of our city schools has a prominent
place on the general program.
—Charlie Fish tells—not a fish but a calf story that goes ahead of anything we have ever heard before. One of the cows on his place in Eden dropped three heifer calves the other night, and they are all as lively as crickets and getting along nicely.
—Carpenters have begun the remodeling of the house in eastern part of the city occupied by E.G. Herrick. It will be raised to two stories and otherwise improved. This is the old Thurston and Edgar property, built in 1854 and one of the city's earliest residences.
—Auditor Kreamer asks us to make note of the fact that the last legislature changed the time for the annual meeting of township trustees from the first Monday in October to the first Monday in November. Trustees will please take notice and govern themselves accordingly.
—G.H. Thomas will heat the W.B. Thomas' clothing store with steam, the hard coal boiler having already arrived. Joe Nye will put in the fixtures. Mr. Nye is also engaged just now in plumbing the new Masonic building and in fitting Will Philips' new house with a furnace.
—Hettie Herotic, D.J. Sensor's trotter, which has won several races at the driving park this season, backed out of the north door at Hutchins' livery barn Wednesday forenoon, and dropping a distance of about twelve feet, broke her back. It was found necessary to shoot the animal.— Walker News.
—Bert Finch is down from Montana. We note that he has departed from his early training politically and is wearing a Bryan badge. This is probably accounted for from the fact that if a man is anything but a free silverite in Montana they drop him head first down an abandoned mineral hole.
—The Decorah and Strawberry Point fairs are running this week. The State Fair begins to-morrow and closes the 11th. The Howard and Clayton meetings Sept. 8-11; Brush Creek 15 to I8 Sept., and Allamakee county from Sept 22 to 25 Buchanan county fair same dates as the Allamakee.
—Charlie Fish was down from Eden yesterday. He tells us that after looking about over the northwest he has concluded that there is nothing better that Iowa and he has purchased 80 acres within two miles of Waucoma at $35. per acre. Glad to see so good a citizen as Mr. Fish stay in Fayette County.
—C.F. Adams, C.S. Diehl, Rich Robinson and Carl Evans leave tomorrow on a camping out trip of a week or ten days. They take a covered wagon, tent, cook and all necessary camp equipage and will have a royal good time. They will eventually pull up in Hancock and Winnebago counties.
—A telegram received yesterday morning from LuVerne, Minn., announced the death of B.H. Hinkly. Dr. Hinkly was for many years a resident of Clermont but for the past few years has been residing at LuVerne. He was a man of means and one of the directors of the Fayette Co. National Bank of this city.
—A well known physician said the other day that as soon as the weather began to turn cooler bilious fevers would be very likely to prevail. There has been a rank growth of vegetation, with numerous pools of standing water, both conducive to the breeding of the fever germs. People will take slight colds, neglect them and they will run into fevers. With due watchfulness nearly every case of the kind might be avoided, but the average person is careless.

column five
—There was a game of ball at Lawler, Sunday, between Decorah and the Lawler teams, in which the gate receipts are reported as having been $250. Decorah pounded the other fellows all over the field in a score of 25 to 8.   Bigler played with Lawler.
—A reckless bicyclist, "scorching" on the track at the fair grounds last Saturday morning ran over little Harry Branch, badly bruising him about the face and head. It was thought for a few moments that the boy was killed but he is getting along all right now. The "scorcher" was thrown heels over head from his machine, breaking the latter, but the pity is that it wasn't his neck. We were unable to learn the fellows name.
—Mrs. Stout, the wife of a Methodist minister on the Auburn circuit in the pioneer days, was here last week the guest of Mrs. R.D. Williams. She went from here to Waukon. Although 73 years of age Mrs. Stout is still hale and hearty and capable of making a splendid pirtform address, as was demonstrated at the court house Sunday evening when she talked for over an hour on the subject of temperance. The house was crowded to the doors.
—One of the surprises of the season was the receipt of cards last Friday announcing the marriage, (Aug. 24) at Boulder. Colo., of Theo. v. Rolf and Miss Alice Niles. Not even their most intimate friends in West Union knew that the happy event was to occur this fall. Mr. and Mrs. Rolf are expected home soon, and while their friends can't quite forgive them for not taking them into their confidence they will be most warmly welcomed home. May they live long and prosper.
—We notice that Dorman, the little short stop, recently a member of the new team here played with Decorah one day last week, against West Union. The latter team won by a score of 5 to 4. Maytum, the Cherokee crack, who let our boys down this summer with a Shut-out, pitched for West Union, and Decorah, who has a semi-professional nine, could do nothing with him. And yet there are people right in this own who say that Maytum can't pitch! If he can't he gives the best imitation we have seen this year.—Manchester Press.
—Burglars attempted to blow the safe in the lumber office of Taylor & Briggs at Randalia, Saturday night, but were unsuccessful. They drilled a hole under the combination and inserted a charge of explosive which failed to do the business, when they knocked off the combination and knob in a further effort. The safe withstood the assaults and they finally left in disgust. Had they succeeded nothing but a little change would have rewarded their efforts. A new spindle was fitted and the proprietors opened the safe next day.

Real Estate Transfers.
The following transfers were filed with the County Recorder for the week ending August 29, 1896:
Seller Buyer Land Price
Meta Pape to Henry Pape 3 a and 39 rods 93-8 $300.00
Caroline Klammer to H. Ranney piece land 22-92-9 $150.00
Wm. C. Krugerto Henrietta Smith nw 16 ft lot 5 & lot 4 Little's sub Arlington $800.00
Warren Hobbe to Nettie Robbe ne nw and nw ne & se ne 23 & all w of road sw $4700.00
E.H. Lockwood to Wm Cannon nw ne ne 17-91-10 $800.00
Hannah Brauseetal to August Winkleman all interest in 266 a in 91-7 $1000.00
Hattie A Shiery to Nettie A Turner lot 1 blk I Paign's 4th add to Oelwein $1115.00
Wm Sargent to D.L. Pritchard ne nw & nw ne 18-93-7 $1,000.00

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—John Cook's St Paul excursion left here yesterday morning more that one hundred strong. The train consisted of baggage car, five coaches and a chair car and would reach St. Paul about half past seven last evening.
—We expect to have a headquarters of the Children's Home Society at the Iowa State Fair, commencing Sept. 4th, where a representative will be in constant attendance, ready to answer all questions and give information generally about our work; distribute literature and welcome our friends who may favor us with a call. We are always glad to see our friends either at the office or the nursery, especially at the State Fair. Those having children from the society in attendance are invited to bring the children along and call at our tent.
—The new Catholic church at Ossian was dedicated Wednesday. Among those present to help in the imposing ceremonies were: His Grace, Archbishop Hennessy, Rev. P.A.R. Tierney, celebrant of the Mass, Spencer; Rev. Joseph Brinkman, deacon, Guttenberg; Rev. Thomas Mahohey, sub deacon, Cherry Mound; Rev R. Slattery, master of ceremonies, New Hampton; Rev. B.W. Coyle, Clermont; Rev. James Mulligan, West Union; Rev. M.I. Hogan, Monona; F.X. Boeding, St Lucas;  Rev. F. Urba, Ft. Atkinson; Rev. Joseph Kuemper, Sherrill's Mound; Rev. B. Forkenbrock, New Hampton; Rev. John Norris, Calmar; Rev. Joseph Schlueter, Haverill, and Rev. M.W. McCarthy, Ossian.
—Shirt waists, anyone in stock for 50 cents without regard to price. Former prices 50 cents to $2.00 each. During the fair 50 cents takes anything on the counter. Call and see, Owens' Double Store.
—First Class Clover Huller.
Mr. Editor:—I wish to say a few words to those who have clover to hull. You will make no mistake in getting Mr. Wm. Tope, of West Union, with his new Aultman & Taylor huller. He has just hulled my clover—did it quick, cleaned it clean and got it all out of the straw and he will do as much for others. I have had several different kinds of hullers to do my work in past years but this huller has done the best job of any by 50 per cent.
Randalia, Sept. 1st.
HOGS   @ $2.50
CORN   @$0.25
CATTLE 100 @#3.50
OATS   @.12
WOOD 175 @$3.50
CLOVER   @$5.00
TIMOTHY   @$2.50
HAY 500 @$7.00
EGGS 8 @

  B., C.R. & N.  
11:47 A.M. Going North 1:35 P.M.
5:58 P.M. Going South 10:00 A.M.

C., M. & S.P.
11:40 A.M. 12:20 P.M.

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