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West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa

Thursday, 12 Oct 1898

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 The Argo
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Thursday, 12 October 1898
Page 4, Column one

—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.
Architectural Terms (Illustrated) ...........................Miss Edna Sampson.
Flemish Tapestries  .................................. Mrs. A.N. Hobson
—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.
—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.
—Notice the 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.
—IT 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 will do.
—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 tear.
—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.

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— THE ARGO was in error, last week, In saying that the "Yeomen" lost money on the John Watson entertainment. It should have said the "Woodmen."
—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.
—You have 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.
—Mrs. James 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.
—In the 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.

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     Yesterday noon 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 little child.
     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 knew her.
---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, Rev. Dullard..
---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 big one.
---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 taxes at once and save the extra expense for advertising. FRANK CAMP, Treas.

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The B.C.R. & N. excursion to Pittsburg, which left this station Saturday evening under direction of E.B. Shaw, carried the following people:
Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Clements,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lisher,
Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Shaw,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kinsey,
Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Hall,
John Bracken,          Miss Hattie Reidel,
Mrs. G.E. Keldel,                     H.B. Hoyt,
W.F. Phillips,                W.J. Ainsworth,
 Mrs. E.L. Wallace,                 L.W. Coats,
John Vansickle.
Mr. and Mrs. Welker, Aug. Holzer,.
Peter Nicklaus,             Miss Heller,
N. Short,                        Geo. Heller.
Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Cornell,
Mr. and Mrs. G.W.Goetz
Mrs. Welzell
Miss Jennie Ingham, Allegheny, Pa.
Miss Florence Ingham,      "          "
Mr. L.A. Howe, Waukon, Iowa
Mr. J.F. Smith,      "           "
Mr. and Mrs. Ace Webster, Waucoma, Ia.
Two parties 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 avoid it.

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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, C.H. Blake.
---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.

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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.
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