Mills County, Iowa

Mills County Tribune
August 1895

City and Country News

Mr. Harry Fleming is having a neat little addition built to his house in the northeast part of the City. Downs & Eshliman are doing the work.

Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Wright removed on Monday from Dr. McCluskey's cottage by the Christian church to the one owned by him on the opposite side of the street.

Gen. Coxey, the celebrated labor leader from Ohio who was the first to initiate the industrial army movement, spoke in the Union Driving Park at Council Bluffs yesterday. A number of people went from Glenwood and other points in Mills county to see and hear him.

H.H. Laird, the hero (?) in the Malvern seduction case, was arrested Tuesday on the additional charge of abortion. He was brought to Malvern by Deputy Sheriff Talbott and gave bond for $1,000 for his appearance at court. Matters are beginning to assume a very serious aspect for Tabor's young Lothario.

Mr. F.A. Derthick, state lecturer for National Grange will deliver a lecture in the court house park in this city next Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. This lecture will be presented on some subject connected with the object, principles and purposes of the great Grange movement. Come out and hear an exposition of Grange principles.

Business has been fairly good in the matrimonial line, so Clerk Potter informs us, during the past few days. In addition to the licenses issued one was applied for but refused on account of the girl being under the age required by law. Following are the names and ages of the applicants to whom licenses were issued: Lon VanBaskirk 28, Adelia Pace 21; E.S. Nelson 21, Edna Nelson 21.

Dr. F.H. Snell, of Emerson, is lying at the point of death at the present time with bright's disease of the kidneys. The doctor has been ailing for a long time but his condition never become alarming until a few weeks ago. He is a bright and successful young physician and his death which now appears to be inevitable cannot but be regarded as a genuine misfortune in the community. Later--He died Monday.

Prof. J.S. LePage of Pacific Junction called at this office last Saturday, having just returned a few days ago from Cambridge, Ohio, where he has spent the summer.

A Miss Green from Pacific Junction was interred in the Glenwood cemetery last Monday afternoon. There was quite a procession of carriages up from the Junction and locality.

Mr. Wm. Bichel of Mineola is building a fine new residence on his farm a short distance south of town. When completed it will cost very nearly $1,000 and will be well built and complete in every respect. Messrs. Kuehl and Kay of Mineola are doing the work.

Mr. E.H. VanKirk, of Silver City, received a car load of stock hogs from Dillard, a town in Jefferson county, Nebraska, last Friday which he bought for 50 to 75 cents apiece. There were 190 sheats in the car and they were about 4 months old. The cause of the sale was the absolute failure of a crop in that locality. Jefferson county is the next county west of Gage in which Beatrice as situated and is in a territory where the dry weather is as bad as it was last year.

Lightning played havoc with a number of grain stacks in Oak township last Sunday morning. It first struck a stack of barley belonging to Mr. Fred Schoening and burned it to the ground , destroying 108 bushels perhaps of the grain. It next struck three oat stacks belonging to John Roenfeldt and entirely destroyed them about 400 bushels of oats. The losses in both cases were fully covered by insurance. We also learn that Mr. Wm. Flinn near Silver City lost a large stack of hay which he had in barracks.

Miss Emma Kellogg had a fine large night blooming cereus unfold its lovely blossoms at her home last evening, it being the second time this summer the plant has bloomed. Some fifty people during the course of the evening came to view this wonderful flower.

Quite a number of Mills county's capitalists are investing in farms in Smith county, Kans. One of the last to buy was Mr. Frank Robbins, of Malvern who purchased a fine 240 acre farm in that county. He turned in seventeen head of horses as part payment.

Mr. E.W. James, of Platteville township, was in the city Saturday and informed us he had just purchased a fine 100 acre farm three miles southwest of Woodbine in Harrison County. The price paid per acre was $31. The place is well improved, Mr. James informs us, and can all be farmed. Chas. Ogden, who has been farming the Ben Marks place in St. Mary township, bought another 100 acres of the same farm paying $30 per acre therefor.

The second Demorest medal contest took place at West Liberty last Tuesday evening. They had an excellent attendance and a very inviting program. The speakers were Misses Nellie Meadows, Maggie Kisby, Grace Cattron, Media Buffington and Ettie Buffington and Mr. W.P. Warren. All the speakers did well and showed marked decimatory ability. The decision of the judges gave the medal to Miss Nellie Meadows, to whom it was unanimously agreed it belonged.

Rock Hanks was thrown from his bicycle last Friday and as a result had a collar bone broken.

Keller, the apple man who brought apples in Glenwood some years ago is in the city this week figuring on locating here again this season.

A freight car was broken into at the depot last Thursday night and several boxes of merchandise belonging to M.J. Einstein and others were burglarized. The loss entire will probably be $200 or $300. No clue to the burglars has been found.

We are indebted to Mr. W.B. Waiburn for some fine specimens of peaches which he handed us that were grown on Miss Mary Powell's place on Hazel street. These peaches were many of them 2 1/2 inches in diameter and had a magnificent color and flavor. They were of the cling stone variety.

Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Dunbar, of Pacific Junction, delightfully entertained a dozen couples of their young Glenwood friends last Wednesday evening just before the departure of their niece, Miss Pumphrey. High five was the order of the evening the prizes for superior playing going to Miss Blanche Underwood and Mr. W. McDill.

Mr. J.M. Miller collected a magnificent display of fruit for the Knight's Templer's Conclave at Boston this week. About four barrels of apples together with plums, grapes, etc., were sent to Red Oak Monday and from that point were taken to Boston. The specimens secured were very fine and will prove an excellent advertisement for Mills county.

The many Glenwood friends of Dr. W.J. Hostetter, Silver City's popular dentist, will be interested to learn of the advent of a brand new daughter to the home of the Doctor and his estimable wife on last Friday morning. All parties concerned doing nicely.

Mr. E.H. Evernham has sold his fine home in section 30 of Oak township consisting of 160 acres to Messrs. Louis Jurgens and Schroder. The price paid was $8,000 or $50 per acre which is the minimum price for good land. This last sale makes $17,500 worth of property that Mr. Evernham has sold in the last six months.

Col. J.F. Record returned the first of the week from a trip through Nebraska and Kansas. While he was gone he visited in Red Willow county with Mr. S. G. Goheen and family and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Goheen who for so long a time were residents of this locality. He says they are prospering abundantly, have fine farms and splendid crops upon them this year.

Mr. L.H. Summers of Malvern has every reason to be proud of his spirited little pacer, Morning Glory, and the splendid record she made in the three minute pace at the Association races last Friday. The little mare has been hard at work all season up to within about three weeks of the races when she was put in training. This however is all the training she ever had and the speed she developed was a genuine surprise to everybody.

Last Saturday evening a man wandered into town whose history is indeed a sad one. It was George Fairchild formerly a prominent contractor and builder of this place but who later developed symptoms of insanity and was sent to the asylum. He afterward drifted to South Dakota and was confined in the asylum at Jamestown for several years. He has partially recovered but his mind is yet in a deplorable condition. He wanted to get back to Glenwood which was his old home and does not seem inclined to leave.

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