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The Republican Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Thursday, November 6, 1873
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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Chatam, Iowa, has been withdrawn, and that he will be at home,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.
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.
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
— 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.
-- A SAD
.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
--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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
-- 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.
art sleeping, Minnie darling,
And thy sufferings now are
Thou art gone, sweet Minnie
Where thoul't weep with pain
dear blue eyes, Minnie darling,
Are forever closed to us,
But they'll open in heaven,
There to watch and wait for
little limbs are cold now, darling,
All inanimate they lie,
Ah! why, Minnie, dids't thou
we sadly miss thee, darling,
Thou art free from pain, we
And we'd not recall thee,
To thy troubles here below.
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
-- And at
the Corbley's Grove school house, in Fremont, on the 23d.