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The Republican Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Thursday, November 6, 1873
Page 2

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—Notice is hereby given; that, the appointment for Rev. J.W. Dickey to preach next Sabbath in Chatam, Iowa, has been withdrawn, and that he will be at home, and preach at 10:30,o'clock A.M. and at 7 o'clock P.M.

—We learn that it is generally understood that every attorney in this place is retained by the Railroad Company. We are told that this is not the fact that but two of our attorneys are in the employ of the Company, and that all the others are at liberty to take cases that may arise. Knowing this, it is needless for parties to go from home for legal advise.

-LAMP EXPLOSION, — Wednesday evening last while a game of euchre was in process at Geo. Reed's saloon, a lamp on the window above the players ordered it up and played a lone hand, sending the window into fragments and making an ugly gash in the forehead of one of the players. The first thought of those present was that a pistol had been fired, and in the darkness there was hurrying to and fro for an instant, until a match was lit and the cause of the trouble discovered. It was a narrow .escape, and might have resulted not only in the death of somebody but in burning up that wooden row. Moral—Don't play cards by lamp light.

— A telegram from Des Moines says that the suit of citizens of Cedar Falls, enjoining the collection of the tax of five per cent, voted in favor of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad, has, after a long litigation, been decided in favor of the Railroad Company by the Supreme Court of the State, with a penalty amounting to nearly 100 per cent. This case we understand had many features similar to the railroad tax question of this township, and if so it behooves those attempting to resist its collection to be sure they are right before they go ahead. It would be very unpleasant to fight the tax, and be defeated and then be compelled to pay the penalty of 100 per cent or more.

.On Monday last, the 3rd, two children of Collins Goodspeed, who lives west of here on Crane Creek, were on a wagon loaded with household furniture, when the team ran away. The children were thrown in front of the wagon under the horse's heels, the boy who is about 7 years old, having a compound fracture of the thigh; and the girl, 15 or 16 years old, was not only stepped on by one of the horses but two wheels of the loaded wagon passed over her, injuring very severely her chest and lungs. There is no doubt but that the boy will recover, but the girl's situation is not so hopeful, although at last accounts indications were more favorable.
--The editor of this paper was on the train that wrecked last Saturday morning, and sends us particulars from Maynard. The train was the morning freight due here from Postville at 3:55. It was fifteen or twenty minutes late, when it reached the same spot where a wheat car was ditched last week, in the first cut east of the D & St. P. crossing, seven miles west, and a new car loaded with wood jumped the track. It danced along on the ties awhile, then concluded to stop turning bottom upwards across the track. A car of hogs waded into it and got worsted; running into the ditch and breaking in two. The next car of hogs did the same, but retained the rear trucks on the track. The wood car was badly damaged. We in the caboose, were but slightly jarred by the sudden stoppage. No person, not even a hog, was injure although eight of the latter escaped from the wrecked cars to the prairie. The hogs belonged to Hall Roberts, of Postviile. The train was composed of seven stock-cars, three wood cars, and a caboose.

What caused the accident could not at the time of writing, be determined. But the most reasonable conclusion was that the track was out of order although some attributed it to a faulty construction of the trucks of the new car.
Clermont, Nov. 5, 1873.

-- The material for the bridge is on the ground and workmen preparing every piece for its destination before removing the old structure. Mr. Leach is making repairs in the mill and putting in new wheels to increase it's grinding capacity. The very best of flour is made at this mill and the highest market price paid for wheat. Mr. David Baker buys wheat at the warehouse near the depot.

-- Mr. Robert Barclay and family have taken up their residence in the village. Mr. Larrabee started yesterday for Chicago. He has taken a very young man who will act as clerk as soon as he learns to speak tho language o Americans.

--Monday morning Mr. M. Knapp and Miss Hatty Henderson were united in the bonds of matrimony and took their departure on a wedding tour. They intend to reside in Elgin. We congratulate Mr. Knnpp in having chosen one of Clermont's fairest young ladies, and they have the best withes of all.

-- Mr. Gallagher lectured in the hall Saturday afternoon. It was well attended by --- appreciative audience. The Opera house troupe gave general satisfaction. The dime societies are well attended and afford social enjoyment to all and a benefit to the church. We are looking forward for a full house next Sunday at the dedicating of the church. Full preparation is made to entertain all who may come from a distance.

WESCOTT.--Minnie Elnora, infant daughter of James H. and Sarah R. Wescott, November 3d, 1873, aged 7 months and 21 days, and after a long and severe illness.
Thou art sleeping, Minnie darling,
And thy sufferings now are o'er.
Thou art gone, sweet Minnie darling,
Where thoul't weep with pain no more.

They dear blue eyes, Minnie darling,
Are forever closed to us,
But they'll open in heaven, darling,
There to watch and wait for us.

They little limbs are cold now, darling,
All inanimate they lie,
Voiceless, pulseless, lifeless, darling,
Ah! why, Minnie, dids't thou die?

Though we sadly miss thee, darling,
Thou art free from pain, we know,
And we'd not recall thee, darling,
To thy troubles here below.
-- ABBOTT.--In Windsor township, Monday Nov 3d, of gravel, Deacon A.J. Abbott, aged 75 years. Thus has passed away an old and respected citizen, who has lived in this county nine years.

-- Mr. Quivey, County Superintendent will hold a public examination of teachers in the public school building; at Fayette on Saturday Nov. 8th, commencing at 8:30 A. M.

-- On the l5th of Nov. Mr. Quivey will be at Brush Creek for the same purpose.

-- And at the Corbley's Grove school house, in Fremont, on the 23d.


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