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Courtesy of Nancy Espersen
The Republican Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Friday, May 12, 1882
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-- W E S T U N I O N has fewer Priests than formerly.
-- Cour's circus is to be at Independence May 30.
SWEARENGEN was up from Oelwein Monday.
-- ED EASTON has
cement and stucco to sell. See his adv.
-- Dr HADSELL,
expects to move his family from Maynard next week.
KEIM, the telephone superintendent, was in this city Wednesday
-- E.C. DICKINSON, of Co. C., 3d Iowa Inf., died at Des Moines
a few days ago.
-- J.H. LAKIN is in St Louis at the annual
meeting of the Army of the Tennessee.
-- It was our
pleasure the other day to shake Frank Webb, of Strawberry
Point, here on a flying visit.
-- DAN BRUCKART, of
Independence, who is to be the next Dist. Atty. of tho
district south of us, was in town Monday.
-- D.D. FINCH,
Duane for short, arrived from Colorado Friday for a visit
among his hundreds of relatives aud friends.
-- THE past
week was grand weather for corn planting, and was greedily
accepted by farmers all over Fayette County.
came down from Dakota last week, and is yet among us preparing
to move his family out to the new home.
--GEO BROCKWAY was
down from Crane Creek Tuesday, as happy as ever. He called
here to see how a great paper is made.
--JOHN ANDRICK, the
veteran editor of the McGregor Times, was in our city
Saturday, and of course found the way to this office.
MRS.J.W. COOK's new millinery store will be found choice
goods, good work and low prices. Wedding hats a specialty.
-- Monday our office was
gladdened by a visit from J.R. McDonald and O.G. Scriver, from
Putnam. Mac makes a tour hither about once a year, and a;ways
finds a warm welcome from his many friends in West Union.
BLAKESLEY, the jeweler, had company last week; L.M. Blakesley,
a conductor on the Pittsburg & Ft. Wayne, J.W. Blakesley, and
E.M. Blakesley, train master of the Wabash, all brothers in
law, residents of Ft. Waune.
BLAKESLEY, the jeweler, has kept a record of every change made
in his regulator for the year [ast, from May 6, 1881 to May 6,
1882, and the variation amounts to only five seconds. He gets
the time about once a month from Cedar Rapids.
BRO. SCOBEY has been invited to deliver an oration over the
laying of the corner stone of the new jail. No fitter choice
could be made, and no one more deserves the compliment implied
than Mr. S., who has done so much for West Union.
THATCHER was ordered to the reform school by Judge Granger,
and taken there by Lee Desart, because of his bad habits and
viciousness. He has been leader of a gang of bad boys who have
committed petty acts of thieving during the winter, and has
begun the road that must lead to penitentiary unless he mends
his ways. His condition should be a warning to all such as
need a warning.