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Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Thursday, 12 Oct 1898
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West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
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—The firemen of Postville
give a grand ball on Oct. 20, with music by Ainsworth's Orchestra,
of Mason City. Tickets $1.00.
—Reuben Robinson reached home from
Jacksonville, Saturday, and is rapidly recovering from his illness
under the gentle care of his mother.
—The Art Club will meet at
the home of Mrs. H.P. Hancock, Monday, Oct. 17, at 3 o'clock.
—At Owens' Store you can get the latest styles of ladies' black,
brown, or blue beaver jackets. A regular $5.50 quality for $4.50. We
also have a wool astrachan jacket at the same price.
|Architectural Terms (Illustrated)
...........................Miss Edna Sampson.
Tapestries .................................. Mrs.
—Rev. M. E.
Todd, of Monticello, Ill., will occupy the Presbyterian pulpit next
Sabbath, Oct. 16. Morning service at 10:30 o'clock; evening at
7:30. Everybody is invited to attend these services.
ad of the Frank Martindale concert, to be given at Zeigler Hall on
the 18th. Mr. Martindale is well known in West Union, is a musical
author of note and he should be greeted with a crowded house.
has been a good many moons since THE ARGO has asked for a dollar
through the columns of this paper. We now need money owing us on
subscription account, and if our friends can spare us a trifle from
their well filled pocket books the favor will be appreciated.
—Capt. Guin has recently sold his farm four miles west of town to
Arthur Crawford for $45. an acre. 75 1/2 acres. Mr. Guin keeps the
place until spring, we believe. After that he does not know what he
—D.V. Crandall has sold his eighty acres two miles south
of town to C.R. Bracy, of Waucoma. Consideration, $4,000. Mr. Bracy
moves down soon and occupies part of the house but Mr. Crandall does
not give full possession until Jan. 1.
—Harry Guin has recently
gone to Brainerd, Minn., where he has secured a good job with a
machinery dealer and wheat buyer. Brainerd is only three stations
removed from the Leech Lake country where the Indians have been on a
—At eight o'clock on Sunday morning the fire bell raised
the town, but fortunately the services of the firemen were not
needed. Paper over a flue stopper in Mrs. Riley's rooms over
Gruver's harness shop caught fire and occasioned all the racket.
—Fred Schenck, who has been spending his vacation here, returned to
his home at West Union, Iowa, a few days ago. This is the third
summer Fred has spent in this city. He came here first to escape the
hay fever, and it is said that he has symptoms of a much different
disease this season. Rice Lake, Wis., Chronotype.
THE ARGO was in error, last week, In saying that the "Yeomen" lost
money on the John Watson entertainment. It should have said the
—C. F. Freehauf's electric light business has grown so
rapidly since last spring that a new boiler has become a necessity,
and he expects a new one here this week. The boiler, set ready to
run, will cost him about $81,000.
— F.S. Crandall and wife went
to West Union Monday where the former was called by the illness of
his father. Silas Talcott and family, of West Union, were over
Sunday visitors with relatives here.— Maynard News.
looked into a beautiful face, seen the sweet smile, rosy cheeks and
laughing eyes and wished nature had made you more attractive. Take
Rocky Mountain Tea, Nature's beautifier. It does the business. E.M.
Phillips & Co.
—Wm. Trail left Tuesday for a visit in Tennessee,
the home of his boyhood. It is the first visit he has made there
since the war, in which he served on the side of the union, while
three brothers were in the Confederate army.—Fayette Reporter.
—Two excursions left this place Monday afternoon for the Omaha Expo.
The Burlington carried seventeen passengers out of West Union and
the St. Paul about as many John Cook said that he would pick up a
hundred and twenty-five off the branch.
—Mrs. C.H. Talmadge
entertained a party of ladies at lunch Thursday The "Ten" and "The
Neighbors" were the invited guests. Mrs. Frank Hobson gave an
interesting account of her recent trip. The party was in honor of
Mrs. Fred Tyler and Mrs. Lydia Talmadge.—Gazette.
Abernethy, formerly known here as May Milligan, now of Portland,
Oregon, is visiting her husband's sisters and other friends in town.
She has been spending the summer with her brother and sister in West
Virginia, and will soon return to the coast.—Union.
— Mr. and
Mrs. M. Hershinger were up from Auburn, yesterday, bringing us some
Utah peaches and plums which they recently received from Miss Nora
Eastman, sister of Mrs. Hershinger, who resides at Ogden. The
peaches were monsters, the two of them weighing fifteen ounces.
—Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Ed Huls were surprised by the neighbors
dropping in and reminding them that it was their tenth wedding
anniversary. A fine supper was served and the hour was a late one
when the guests departed, all wishing Mr. and Mrs. Huls - many happy
returns. Several nice presents were left them.
—J.P. Parrott and
wife went to Cedar Rapids early last week to take in the carnival.
Thursday evening about the time they were ready to take the train
for home Mr. Parrott was taken with cholora morbus and had to return
to his hotel. He was brought home on Saturday and has since been
getting better under the care of Dr. Zoller.
—The Record says
that another paper is to be started at Oelwein immediately. Or at
least that a young man has been there and made arrangements to bring
in an outfit from some, other point. The paper is to be Republican
in politics, and will naturally come into competition with the
Register. Now we look to see Hoyer start a daily.
Christoph murder trial at New Hampton. Christoph was convicted of
the murder of his sweetheart, Minnie Boos, and was sentenced to
Anamosa for life by Judge Hobson. The trial lasted sixteen days and
more than ninety witnesses were examined. The jury was out but three
hours, returning a verdict of murder in the first degree. The
defense made a desperate effort to clear Christoph on the plea of
insanity. He will be sentenced on the 17th.
---"GRANDMA" MILLAR DEAD.
a letter came in from J.D. Ainsworth, Denver, apprising us of the
death of Grandma" Millar, which occurred last Thursday, funeral on
Sunday. Her death was painless, she simply dropped to sleep like a
Mr. Ainsworth says: It was
a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon that the earthly remains of
"Grandma" Millar were laid at rest in beautiful Fairmount cemetery.
At the house the customary, religious exercises were held, and after
the clergyman bad concluded his remarks, in which he justly dwelt
upon the high character of the deceased, her unfaltering faith in
all that partakes of the divine, and her many years of unselfish
devotion to the great cause — the betterment of humanity, the
Woman's Relief Corps, G.A.R., conducted their impressive ritual
service over the oldest member of their organization. It was but
fitting that she should be borne to her last resting place by her
"boys" as she always took pleasure in calling them, members of the
Grand Army of the Republic. A funeral train, of two electric cars
conveyed the W.R.C., G.A.R. and other friends in attendance to the
cemetery. The floral offerings were many and exquisitely beautiful.
But beautiful as they, were they utterly failed to be fully
emblematically of the love and esteem which all present had for the
deceased. Her years had been many --- ninety five and one-half - and
right well had she lived them. A most devoted mother, a sincere
friend, a consistent Christian. Her departure is mourned by all who
---Wm. Dullard and sister Mary, of Union township,
Fayette county passed through this city on Saturday and Monday
on their way to and from Elkport, Where they visited their brother,
---John Wilson of Illyria township and Mrs. John
Crowe of Union township, were the guests of Wm. Crowe and family
over Sunday. -- Elkader Democrat.
—D. O. Bishop and family
departed for California on Monday, expecting to make their future
home in the golden state. Mr. Bishop has purchased a tract of land
near Lindsay (where the Whitmore's are), will plant it to orchard
and devote his future to fruit raising. While everyone regrets the
departure of this estimable family the best wishes of the entire
community will follow them.
—Will Strawney, of this city, was
brought home on the "Clipper" last night from West Union with a
broken knee-cap, and is at this time great sufferer from his injury.
The accident happened just outside of West Union, where Strawney was
working for the Iowa Union Telephone Company. He was climbing a pole
when it broke near the base, and precipitated him to the ground.—
Charles City Citizen.
---Adam Dagleman died at his home in this
city yesterday morning at two o'clock. He had been a sufferer for
several weeks and yesterday afternoon an operation was performed by
Dr. Robinson, assisted by Dr. Fred Ainsworth, but he failed to rally
from this and died at the hour above named. A wife and four children
survive him. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church at
two o'clock this afternoon.
—The regret is universal that Rey
Gammons and his family are to be transferred from West Union t o
Fayette. It was hoped and expected that he would be returned to this
charge for his fifth year but the powers that be seemed t o think
otherwise. Rev. John A. Davis who comes here from Mason City, is
said to be a young man of much promise, and of course he will be
warmly greeted by the membership.
Rev. Davis will preach his
first sermon in West Union next Sunday.
---C.S. Dewey's six year
old boy and some matches formed a combination, Sunday evening about
five thirty, which came pretty near being a costly experiment for
Mr. Dewey. A straw stack within fifteen feet of the hay sheds was
set on fire, but by the hardest kind of work on the part of Mr.
Dewey and his father and such neighbors as gathered the other
property was saved. Fortunately what little wind there was was
blowing away from the other buildings or the loss would have been a
---The H.A.L. club met at the home of C.H. Talmadge,
Monday evening, discussing "Lord Nelson," under leadership of H.P.
Hancock. In remembrance of the occasion which happened t o be
the editor's birthday, the members left a fine rocking chair. A
delicious supper was served at six o'clock. Upon reaching the door
of the residence each or the members presented lighted candle,
around which was wrapped a wish. This candle was placed at the plate
of the guest an at supper the sentiment was read.
--- PAY YOUR
Pay your taxes at once and save the extra expense for
advertising. FRANK CAMP, Treas.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR EXCURSION.
The B.C.R. & N. excursion to Pittsburg, which left this station
Saturday evening under direction of E.B. Shaw, carried the
---DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES FOR JUDGES.
|Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Clements,
and Mrs. J. M. Lisher,
Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Shaw,
Mrs. Wm. Kinsey,
Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Hall,
Miss Hattie Reidel,
Mrs. G.E. Keldel,
Mrs. E.L. Wallace,
|Mr. and Mrs. Welker, Aug. Holzer,.
|Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. G.W.Goetz
Ingham, Allegheny, Pa.
Miss Florence Ingham,
Mr. L.A. Howe, Waukon, Iowa
Mr. J.F. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Ace Webster, Waucoma, Ia.
from Waukon ..whose names we were unable to learn.
At the Democratic Judicial
Convention held at Ossian, last Friday, Robert Quigley, of McGregor,
and J. Anders, of Oelwein, were placed in nomination to run
against Judges Fellows and Hobson. It is but fair to the
candidates to say that neither one of them was in attendance at the
convention, and it is our opinion that their names were used
without their consent. Even in politics no man likes to be brained
with a stuffed club when by the exercise of a little care he can
Out of about two hundred appointments
made at the recent session of the M.E. conference at Marion, those
of interest to Fayette county people will be found below: Calmar,
C.A. Parkin; Clermont, M.W.S. Perry; Decorah. L.L. Lockard;
Fredericksburg, H.R. Salisbury; Hawkeye, D.M. Parker; McGregor, S.R.
Ferguson; Monona, P.N. Dwelio; New Hampton. Wm. Lease; Waucoma. L.N.
Green; West Union, J. A. Davis; Arlington, J.B. Wyatt; Fayette, Jno.
Gammons; Maynard, J.N. Blodgett; Oelwein. C.J.W. Triem; Randalia,
---T O M M Y ' S P R A Y E R.
Little Tommy (sliding, down the roof) —Oh, Lord, save me! Don't let
me slide off the—never mind, Lord, I kotched on a nail.—Judge.
---If you want to be appreciated, die or pay your debts.
A few of the friends and neighbors of Mr. and
Mrs. P.E. Jubb surprised them at their pleasant home in Illyria on
Saturday, Oct. l, it being their fifth wedding anniversary. They
were presented with two easy chairs by their friends and silver
knives and forks by the parents and brothers of the bride. After
serving dinner the guests left for their homes wishing them long
life and a happy golden wedding.
---The Ft. Dodge, Post "says
that Ex-Gov. Larrabee has purchased another $15,000 farm near that
city. The Post says that "he owns many fine farms in this section
but nothing better than this."
—A sixteen year old boy at
Independence was shooting at rats with a revolver. He was holding
the gun in his hand and rubbing the muzzle along his leg when the
cartridge exploded, sending the bullet under his kneecap. He will be
lame for life.