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Thursday, 02 September 1896
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—Ross Hodgkinson has gone to Cascade.
—House and lot for sale.
Inquire of Joe Knox.
—Henry Craft, of Eldorado, is very
—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
—Houses and lots and building lots for sale.
—L.H. Puller arid family returned, to Chicago
—Small house in this city for sale. Inquire at this
—F.Y. Whitmore and wife went to Osage Friday evening.
—Front room to rent over store. Inquire of J.P. Parrott.
Taylor was over from Sumner to take in the fair.
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.
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.
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.
Lathrop is visiting his daughter at Garner, Hancock county.
Colby is up and about the house and yard after his severe illness.
—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.
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.
—Regular meeting of the fire department to-morrow
—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.
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
—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.
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.
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.
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.
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
—Wm. Dewey departed for the old home in Richmond,
Ind. Friday. He is liable to be absent for some weeks
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
—Great sales prove the great merit of Hood's
Sarsaparilla, and great merit enables it to accomplish wonderful
—Jim Kinney and family were up from Aurora to take in the
fair and spend Sunday with Mr. Kinney's people at Elgin.
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
—Adam Dagelman was thrown from Will
Schroeder's wagon by runaway team last Thursday, suffering a broken
—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.
Alice and" Lida, daughters of H.M. Rulifson left for the east
Monday; Alice to Joliet to resume
teaching and Lida to Belvidere
—The Westfield Sunday school convention will be held at the Lima
church, Sept. 6, 1896, at 10 a.m. All are cordially invited.
Social Hour will be held in the parlors of the Presbyterian church
Thursday afternoon of this week. All the ladies invited.
Cole and daughter were up from the Rapids for several days last
week, renewing old acquaintances and taking in the fair.
Millard was here last week renewing old acquaintances. He is still
in the railroad business with headquarters at Perry.
elsewhere Hon. S.B. Zeigler and Hon. Wm. E. Fuller will open the
campaign in this county
next Monday night at Elgin.
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
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
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
—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.
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
—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.
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.
—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,
—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
—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
—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.
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.—
—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.
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
—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
—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.
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
—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.
The following transfers were filed
with the County Recorder for the week ending August 29, 1896:
|Meta Pape to
||3 a and 39 rods 93-8
||piece land 22-92-9
|Wm. C. Krugerto
||nw 16 ft lot 5 & lot 4 Little's sub
|Warren Hobbe to
||ne nw and nw ne
& se ne 23 & all w of road sw
|E.H. Lockwood to
||nw ne ne 17-91-10
|Hannah Brauseetal to
||all interest in 266 a in 91-7
|Hattie A Shiery to
||Nettie A Turner
||lot 1 blk I Paign's 4th add to
|Wm Sargent to
||ne nw & nw ne 18-93-7
—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.
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
Randalia, Sept. 1st.
|RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
||B., C.R. & N.
|C., M. & S.P.