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Oelwein Register

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  Oelwein, Fayette co. Iowa
31 Mar 1909
Page 2
A man who would rob a dog should be fired out of the city without benefit of clergy, and still that is what an individual did on an Oelwein business street Monday. A lady and her dog had just come from a meat market where she had purchased some bologna for her canine, and as is the custom the dog was carrying the meat in his mouth. The lady met a friend and stopped to talk. The dog became tired of holding the meat and laid it down on the walk. A man came along, picked up the meat, putting it in his pocket disappeared up the street. The lady was naturally indignant, and as she purchased another
supply of bologna remarked: "The horrid man to steal Buster's meat, he out to be thrashed." Wonder what sort of a meal the dog meat made!
A certain Hub City tonsorial artist is chuckling at the result of a few amateur, out of doors cock fights that have occurred recently in his back alley. Up to a few days ago male fowls of his neighborhood have been putting it all over his chanticleer, but now the tables are turned. A friend on leaving the city last week presented him with a game cock that is a whirl wind in a scrap. The neighbors roosters strolled over the other morning, with the purpose of doing up the new fowl as they and the old one. One at a time they mixed with the game fighter, and one by one they retired with heads and tails drooping. They were not in it at any stage of the game. And the new bird crows long and loud as boss of the back alley.
It is on a certain Hub City tailor, and is a living illustration of the need of taking a local daily it you want the times. His wife is out of town at a health resort, and he ordered the Daily Register sent to her for company, although he gets his local news in the weekly Register. Tuesday he received a letter from his wife in which she commented on a somewhat startling bit of
Oelwein news that she had read in The Daily Register, and of which he knew nothing. And when he began to talk about news that was some days old. And that his neighbors had read about, he was given the merry ha! Ha! And advised to take a local daily paper and keep up with the procession, and as he is a good fellow he probably will do so.
The local political game seems to be largely made up of knocking on the acts of those candidates who have served the city in various positions and when it comes to knocking it is probable that the Hub City has it is rumored that the infant progeny of some of the leaders of the clan reach for a hammer very early in life. With quite a bunch the song is something like this: "Knock brothers, knock early and late, but knock in the absence of the candidate." In the past ten years we do not recall that the sound of the hammers was heard on the street any louder than at present.
It may not be generally known that Oelwein has a Lime Kiln Club that was daily and evening sessions, and where checkers backgammon, political or any other old question is cussed and discussed to a frazzle, but such is the case. The club room is in the rear of Gates hardware on East Charles street where Shoemaker Jones acts as residing officer, and tells the bunch where to head in at. It is a very democratic aggregation, and when a Register man dropped in there for five minutes Friday a bank president and an old vet were trying out a trio of games of checkers. It was subsequently learned that the vet won two out of three. The municipal political situation was up for discussion, and the members of the club were evidently not a unit for either ticket. One peculiarity noticed was that while the presiding officer is a tobacco prohibitionist he pegs shoes amidst clouds of smoke manufactured by the rank and file of the gang.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the kind friends and neighbors who in any way assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved mother, for the beautiful lowers they bestowed. The kindness will always be remembered by the children and grandchildren of the late Katherine McHugh.
Venire Drawn From Whom the Jury
Will be Picked for the Trial in April Term
It is probably that Mike Halen will be tried in the April term of the District Court for the murder of George Bennett of this City, and the venire of forty men from whom the jury will probably be obtained has been drawn. The April term will open the 19th, and the trial will be the center of interest, especially in the southern part of the country where Bennett had been a resident many years. It is learned that Halen remains as unmoved as when first landed in the county jail at West Union.
Following is the list of the venire as drawn:
  Alfred Bergeson, Auburn
Ole Mosby, Auburn
Jess Fish, Bethel
S. W. Conklin, Bethel
Fred Ginter, Banks
Oren Larson, Clermont
James Sullivan, Clermont
M. V. Dibble, Clermont
J. S. Briggs, Center
Peter Pape, Dover
Knut Kleppe, Jr., Dover
Ed Lockwood, Fayette
William Bunnell, Fayette
Peter Jubb, Fayette
C. F. Allen, Fayette
John Cline, Fairfield
A.A. Humphrey, Fairfield
J. A. Beattie, Harlan
J. A. Robbins, Harlan
P. P. Stewart, Harlan
Fred Wilbur, Illyria
John Manning, Jefferson
J. H. Behrens, Oelwein 1st Ward
William Snavely, Oelwein 2nd ward
Floyd Martin, Oelwein 2nd ward
J. A. Welch, Oelwein 3rd ward
E. O. Pleimling, Oelwein 4th ward
W. G. Barr, Scott
M. J. Leahy, Union
J. R. Jensen, Union
L. D. Shaffer, Westfield
F. M. Poppenhagen, Westfield
W. H. Tiffany, Windsor
Herm Beilfuss, Windsor
R. D. Smith, Windsor
F. M. Limbeck, West Union 1st ward
A. J. Gurney, West Union 1st ward
John Keegan, West Union 2nd ward
J. W. Bopp, West Union 2nd ward
It is learned that recently the court has decided that the State Medical Examiners exceeded their authority in refusing to issue a state itinerant license to Dr. Shallenburger after he had deposited the required fee, and the license was granted. To a man up a tree or on an elevated section of land it would seem that when a traveling physician puts up the money for a license it should be granted, and not left in the air for six months to the detriment of the man who puts it up. If the State Board of Medical Examiners keep up the present gait it will begin to look as though Charley Miller's "doctor's trust" is not all in his eye. The people favor a square deal as far as physicians and those not in the union are concerned.

Now that Senator Dolliver and Cummins have arrived at an understanding in regard to distributing pie, et cetera, it is hoped that peace and harmony will prevail in the Iowa delegation at Washington, and that in due season the delegation may occupy as prominent a position down to the Capital at Washington D. C. as it did a few years ago.

It begins to look as though tariff revision may not be downward but that the schedule along several lines may be boosted. It is a local issue all right, as General Hancock remarked on a certain occasion, and the representatives of various sections of Uncle Samuel's domain feel called upon to look out for their constituents, and incidentally for No. 1.
Instead of Fining Drunks They Should be Made to Saw Wood Under Marshall.
On Friday morning in the Superior Court there was but on solitary and went his way drunk. He got $5 and trimmings.

The chances are that the fine of $5 fell heavier on his than on anybody else, and that instead of being a punishment to him it was a punishment to the innocent.

If this man had been sentenced to saw two cords of wood under direction of the city marshal, the money to be given to his family, the detention would have deterred him from further drunks and no doubt proved a blessing to those dependent on him. Not until the law-makers and courts begin to see that it is work the regenerates the vicious, as well as protects society, will punishment for crime amount to anything. - Des Moines Tribune.

Judge Porter, of the Superior Court, was interviewed in regard to this particular instance, and is authority for the statement that it is not a matter of court or other record that the party be sentenced $5 was ever married or has any intentions of becoming a benedict. On general principles, however, it is probable that the Tribune is right.
  W.R.C.- G.A.R. Social.  
The ladies of the Oelwein W. R.C. and the gentlemen of the G. A. R. to the number of about two score enjoyed a very pleasant social evening at the Wm. Refsnider residence Tuesday evening. It was a time of the customary sociability, and there was instrumental and vocal music in plenty. It was interesting to hear them sing "Marching Through Georgia." And when ration time came they all fell to and did splendid trencher service. The "boys" ate as heartily as in the 60's when they were down among the Johnies, and the "girls" got up better rations than they could have at that early period in their lives.
It occurred on the stairway of the First and Last Chance Tuesday at high twelve. H. J. Gardner was going up the stairs and met Walt Linder who requested him to go back. Some words followed and Gardner alleged that Linder smote him in the vicinity of his nose, much to Gardner's discomfort. The assaulted party had the assaultee arrested and brought before Judge
Porter who set the time for the hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday. For some unknown reason Gardner did not appear and the case was accordingly dismissed. Possibly he concluded after due deliberation that the smash with the fist was hardly sufficient to make a full fledged case.
Saturday, March 20, at 4 p.m. was set the last line in this office on the adjustable Simplex that for the past five years has put up the type for The Register. Tuesday morning the new Model 5 Mergenthaler began doing business, and the linotypes take the place of the Simplex type. A good operator on the Simplex will do the work of three men on the Merganthaler will do the work of at least six in composition. The old machine has passed out of the office and we hail the new. The Simplex will do the business for a weekly paper, but it is not fast enough for a daily, and with the Model 5, which is considerably faster it is expected that the Oelwein Daily Register will be considerably improved in amount of news furnished its readers - after the
operators gets the hang of the machine.

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