The Osceola Democrat
Date: April 16 1908
Crushed by a Train.
From the Decatur Co. Journal: Ed DAVIS, of Van Wert, a
railroad employee, was thrown under a freight train last Saturday
near Norwich and as a consequence had one leg badly crushed. He was
at once carried aboard the caboose of the train and hurried to the
railroad hospital at Clarinda, where the surgeons in charge
amputated the injured leg just above the knee. The operation was
performed within two and one-half hours of the time of the accident
occurred and the unfortunate man recovered frm the ordeal in a
condition highly satisfactory to the surgeons. His wife was notified
by telegraph of the accident and she departed at once for the
bedside of her husband. She telephoned a sister of her husband in
Des Moines to come to Van Wert and look after their children while
she was away. Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS have made Van Wert their home for
the past three years during which time Mr. DAVIS has been in the
employ of the Keokuk & Western portion of the Burlington system.
A team belonging to Robert BAYSINGER, became frightened while
standing near the freight depot thursday morning and started down
Main street on a dead run. Many efforts were made to check the
runaway but nothing could be done and they kept up their gait until
past the opera house when they encountered a telegraph pole. They
broke the pole into splinters and still refused to stop, but came
suddenly against a big maple tree, coming to a standstill, panting
and worn out from the run. Many people gathered around expecting to
find injured driver or horses, but no one was in the wagon, and the
horses appeared to be no worse for the chase.
Something like a week ago our esteemed townsman, George PAUL, Esq.
in carrying out a trap in which had been caught a live rat, was
slightly bitten on one finger by the imprisonment rodent. He paid
little attention to it, but after a few days his hand and arm began
to swell, and became very painful. The arm to the shoulder is
involved and George is under the doctor's care. Fear of dangerous
blood poisoning was felt, but it is now believed he will overcome
About a week ago while ex-sheriff C. C. SCOTT, now residing in
Murray, was playing with his home dog, he received a slight scratch
from the animals tooth on the back of his hand. Within 12 hours the
hand began to swell and became very painful. Remedies were applied
but the injured hand grew worse. Mr. SCOTT went to Creston to
consult physicians and it was pronounced a bad case of blood
poisoning and he was treated for it. His hand and arm are still very
seriously affected and he is confined to his home from the injury.
Miss Maud FORNEY, who is well known to Osceola people has been
having quite a strenuous time in Des Moines, caused by a suit for
damages brought by her against the people she was rooming with,
alleging that wearing apparel belonging to her was damage to the
extent of $300 by soot, water, etc, resulting from improper care and
precaution by the owners of the building. The Des Moines papers
state she produced a handsome opera cloak and hat as evidence and a
sealed verdict was brought in allowing her $30.00 damages.
The many friends of Miss Minnie REEVES, Osceola's talented pianist
and Miss Katherine DAVIS, a vocalist and musician of high order,
have decided to tender them a benefit in acknowledgment of their
many kindnesses and generous public spirit. The entertainment will
be given at the Opera House on Friday evening, April 17. The
entertainment will be of the highest and most pleasing character and
no can afford to miss it. The ladies will be assisted by Mr. Marvin
WICK, who as a flute soloist has already distinguished himself. The
price of the tickets is 25 cents, and a full house is anticipated.
-Iowa City, April 7: Seven rounded mounds now occupy the John RYAN
family lot in the Iowa City cemetery, where there were only six
before. Death, through the ravages of the dreaded white plague, has
claimed another member of the household, a bright, successful young
woman and the seventh to succumb to the affliction of tuberculosis.
-Harry HEWITT, the vice president and treasurer of the wholesale
grocery house of Chas. Hewitt & Sons of Des Moines, died at his home
in that city Tuesday night from a peculiar accident. He was riding
on his bicycle from his home on Saturday morning when a dog ran in
front of his wheel throwing him off. He fell on the pavement but
arose and got back home complaining that the back of his head pained
him. Soon he became unconscious and never revived, dying on Tuesday
night. He was 36 years old and very much esteemed by all who knew
-Davis City Lariat: Five cases of smallpox have developed in
our town. Jake WILLIAMS had a well developed case of the disease but
is under rigid quarantine and has been ever since his illness. The
homes of Sherman WHEELER and family and J. T. ROGERS and wife are
-Mason City, Iowa, March 30: Miss Clara A. SPENCER dropped dead near
her home in Nora Springs yesterday, of apoplexy and the end came
without warning. Miss Clara SPENCER was said to have been the
heaviest woman in Iowa, weighing 300 pounds. She was 55 years of age
and always enjoyed good health.
-Creston: Sad news comes from the home of J. H. STONE, SE of Arispe,
giving an account of a distressing accident which befell that
gentleman and his seventeen year old son Thursday. They had placed a
large jag of hay on a rack and both had mounted to the top of the
load, when in driving with it, the rack became over-balanced and
suddenly topped over, carrying Mr. STONE and his son underneath the
entire load. Mr. STONE sustained a broken arm and very severe
internal injured, while the boy escaped seemingly unhurt, and
proceeded to remove his father from his distressing situation. A
doctor was immediately summoned from Tingley and all possible
attention given the suffering man. His condition for a time was very
doubtful, and although he is still in a most critical condition, he
is resting easier and it is believed he will recover.
Real Estate Transfers, for the week ending April 7th, 1908
reported by BANTA & BANTA abstracters.
-T. W. CURRY to W. H. LONGWORTHY, 160 acres, sec. 30, Washington,
-C. W. JUDKINS to T. J. CARRAHER, 40 acres, sec. 11, sec 14, 20 sec
15 Fremont, $5500.
-E. J. WEST to J .M. CLEVENGER, 110 acres, sec 34 & 20 acres sec 35,
-May AURACHER to E .A. LOCKWOOD, 80 acres, sec 26, Greenbay, $2400.
-Wm. GRIMM to Augeline FOWLER, part lot 11, 12 Sigler add, Woodburn,
-C. H. CROSS to J. F. CANNON, 280 acres, sec 16, Washington,
-J. W. COAKLEY to J. E. CLARK, 155 acres, sec 10, 2,3, Franklin,
-S.R. CROSS to J. F. CANNON, 20 acres, sec 9, Washington, $1000.
-J. F. CANNON to F.H. QUEEN, 300 acres, sec 9, Washington, $3000.
-Melessa D. GARRETSON to C .J. LEWIS, part lot 9 & 6 blk 17,
-P. L. FOWLER to John T. CLAVER, blks 1 & 2, Mallorys West add,
-The School Board held a meeting Wednesday night which resulted in
the re-election of Prof. W.R. ANDREWS as superintendent and Miss
KEMP as teacher of music.
As janitors of the various buildings the following were retained:
Mr. PASCHALL of the south ward, Mr. CALLAHAN, of the west ward and
Mr. VANDALL of the east ward.
The following teachers were elected at a previous meeting:
Misses Lula McMASTERS, Ethel WHITE, Marle SEARS, J. Ella BAKER, Rena
CRISWELL, Bessie HART, Doris ERVIN, Mabel KLECKNER, Lizzie SQUIER,
Nellie CASEY, Carrie KULL, Myrta ANDERSON, Norma CAMPBELL and Mary
West Ward School (editors Merle WADE & Cora FORBES)
-The BARNETT children of the west ward have moved to South Dakota.
-Gracia McKAU visited fifth grade last week.
-Mrs. BODEN visited west ward last week.
East Ward School.
-All of the boys in Miss KLECKNER's room were perfect in attendance
-Miss ERVIN's room had a perfect attendance last week.
-Vincent WALLER stopped school because of night work at the
-Miss Martha FOWLER was elected teacher of the intermediate grade
and will fill that position when the schools open next fall.
-Married by Rev. O.M. PENNOCK in Osceola on last Thursday, Mr.
Nicholas FURRER and Mrs. Alta NUSSBAUM. Mrs. NUSSBAUM was the
daughter of Oren WILLIAMS. She is well and favorably known having
lived in Clarke county most of her life. Mr. FURRER is a farmer and
owns a good farm. He is well worthy the bride he has won. They will
be at home to their many friends on his farm six miles south west of
-The following was clipped from the Creston Morning American:
Miss Nellie Grace DeLONG and Mr. P.J. JENKS, of Osceola, were united
in marriage at this place Thursday afternoon, the ceremony being
performed by Squire Harry C. SMITH, at his office at 2:45 o'clock.
Both parties reside in Osceola where they are quite well and
favorably known. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Frances
DeLONG and is well and favorably known as she has spent the greater
part of her life in and around Osceola. The groom is the oldest son
of Mrs. Phil McCARTNEY and has lately with his partner, Roy DeLONG,
bought out the RARICK livery barn. They will at once begin
housekeeping in rented rooms over Jarl Bros. Store. We join their
friends in wishing them a long and prosperous life.
Marriage licenses issued this week.
-Mr. Nicholas FURIER, aged 69 & Mrs. Alta NUSSBAUM, aged 58.
-Mr. Allen MUSSELMAN, aged 42 & Miss Mary CONWAY, aged 30.
-The last will of Mrs. Sophia DEITRICK was this week filed in the
Clerk's office for Probate. The will is dated June 9, 1879, and is
witnessed by Henry STIVERS and George W. HELLAND. The will
[illegible word] I give, bequeath, grant and devise to my beloved
husband, Baltser DEITRICK, all my estate, real and personal, goods,
chattles, rights, credits, lands, tenements and hereditaments,
wherever situated, either in possession or in expectancy to him and
his heirs forever.
-Original Notice: Clarke county District court. Rebecca E. O'NEAL,
plaintiff vs Lambert O'NEAL, Marion J. O'NEAL, Pearl S. O'NEAL et
al, defendants. [real estate petition followed, but was not
-Original Notice: Clarke county district court. Iowa State Bank,
plaintiff vs E. M. ECKMAN, defendant. [petition for money due
followed, but was not transcribed]
Standing At Stud.
-Aloes, #55899, Percheron Stallion, solid black, weight 1860 lbs.,
with excellent style and action. Imported in 1906 by HART Bros.
Aloes will make the season of 1808 at the A.M. GRIFFIN farm 3 mi.
west and 1/2 mi. north of Osceola. Terms: $14 to insure living colt,
$12 to insure mare in foal. Care will be taken to prevent accidents
but we will not be responsible should any occur. Parties parting
with mares or removing from county forfeit insurance and fee becomes
due at once. ROBINSON & GRIFFIN, owners.
-Robo. This horse will make the season at the sale pavilion,
Osceola. BALDWIN, AYRES & REED Horse Co.
Local, Social & Personal items.
-Mr. and Mrs. Archie WADE entertained at a 7 o'clock dinner Tuesday.
-Mrs. Johnson RICHARDS was hostess to the query club Tuesday.
-It's a mighty pretty lineup of baby faces at the Lyric his week,
and the baby contest is attracting large crowds. Clark MORRIS, the
manager, is great on new ideas and deserves a good business.
-Mrs. M.S. KUHNS, the returned missionary from Japan, will speak at
East chapel Sunday morning and at the Groveland church Sunday
-Mrs. JEFFERY, mother of Mrs. Jack HOOD and dispatcher Thos.
JEFFERY, was so far recovered from her recent injuries as to be able
to return to her home at Osceola Tuesday afternoon (from the Creston
-LOST. A pair of gold frame spectacles. Finder notify O. P. LOWE,
-Mrs. Edwin JARL and son, Arthur, visited the first part of the week
with friends in Creston.
-Mr. and Mrs. C.A. BECKER left Sunday afternoon for Beleville,
Illinois for a few days visit.
-Mrs. Ed. KIERULFF and children visited last Sunday at Groveland at
the home of Matt McCANN.
-Mesdames. Ray SMITH and Harry SMITH and children spent Saturday
with friends in Murray.
-Mr. Will STOCK and daughter Miss Ollie of New Virginia spent Sunday
at the Asa FLEMING home.
-Mrs. Cora HERIZ of Perry, Missouri, is in the city visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren BARNARD.
-Mrs. Maggie REEDER arrived from Wyoming Saturday for a visit at the
Harvey HUTSINPILLER home.
-Mrs. H. K. EVANS was a guest of Mrs. Horton BAILEY Monday between
trains enroute to her home in Corydon.
-Mrs. S. THRUSTON visited over Sunday with her daughter Mrs. R. V.
McKEEVER and husband in Woodburn.
-Charles GROUCHY visited several days last week in Ottumwa at the
home of his brother M.D. GROUCHY and family. He will leave Thursday
for an extended visit with relatives in the west. He will visit at
the McKENZIE home at Spokane, Washington and from there he will go
on to Tacoma for a visit with his aunts.
-Misses Iola and Etta HARDINGER who have been in Osceola attending
school left Wednesday for their home in Davis City.
-Mrs. Ora SANDERS has resigned her place as saleslady at D.
GOLDSMITH's. Miss Laura BEASHORE has taken her place.
-Miss Vera DERBY who attends college in Des Moines spent Sunday in
Osceola at the home of her uncle, Henry KLECKNER.
-Mrs. FREEMEN of Des Moines is in the city visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry ADKINS and other relatives and friends.
-Mr. and Mrs. ARGENBRIGHT of Fremont, Iowa are in the city visiting
at the home of relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. ARMSTRONG.
-Mrs. J.C. HEADLEE and Miss Lena REAM went to Des Moines Monday to
spend the week, visiting Mrs. HEADLEE's son Bert and family.
-Mr. and Mrs. George TILLOTSON visited several days the first of the
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wib TILLOTSON west of Osceola.
-Mrs. Theodore ARMSTRONG, daughter Miss Lenora and cousin, Mrs.
ARGENBRIGHT, spent Sunday with the former's brother Will HEATON and
family at New Virginia.
-Mrs. Lon POLLOCK, Mr. and Mrs. Lew DEITRICK and Mr. and Mrs. John
DEITRICK of Afton attended the funeral of Mrs. Balt DEITRICK held in
Osceola last week.
-Mrs. HERSHMAN visited a few days this week at the home of her
sister, Mrs. D.H. HOSHAW. She is enroute from Denver, Colorado to
her home in Des Moines. -Everett and Ernest MOWERY who hold
positions on the railroad were in the city last Saturday visiting
old acquaintances. They went to Murray from here to visit their
-Mrs. J. A. McINTOSH of Weldon visited in the city last Friday.
-Mr. Louie COHEN of Creston was in Osceola on business Tuesday.
-Miss Edna DOUTHETT was shopping in Des Moines several days this
-Will GIGRAY came down from Iowa City Wednesday for a visit at home.
-Dr. MITCHELL was in Weldon on professional business a couple of
days last week.
-U.K. BLAKELY left Wednesday for a stay of several weeks at
-Mrs. M. O. MITCHELL is suffering an infected sore on the back of
-Misses Ketty DAVIS and Linnie GRAVES of Weldon were shopping in the
city last Friday.
-Little Ona DUNCAN is quite ill at the home of her grandmother, Mrs.
Mary DUNCAN in north Osceola.
-Miss Gertrude LITTELL returned home from Cleveland Tuesday where
she was called on professional business.
-Joe LONDON is expected home the latter part of this week from
Chicago where he has been attending school.
-Mrs. T. SHILTON, who was so severely injured about five weeks ago,
is now able to sit up for a few hours at a time.
-Mrs. Ona ROWLAND and baby spent the day Wednesday, with her friend
Mrs. Lois WILSON and husband at Groveland.
-Mrs. Harriet SHAWVER who has been in Des Moines for some time is
visiting her daughter Mrs. Carrie SWEARINGEN and friends in Osceola.
-Miss Nora NEFF went to Des Moines last Friday and spent a few days
with friends. Her mother, Mrs. Alvin NEFF, who has been there
visiting for the past 7 weeks, accompanied her home.
-Mrs. William SNIDER, from Ames, and her daughter, Mrs. W. E.
TAYLOR, visited this week with the family of their relatives Rev. J.
W. ROBERTSON, of Osceola. Mrs. TAYLOR is on her way to California.
-The work on the new house of ex-mayor CRIST is about completed and
he with his family expect to occupy it about May 1st.
-The Altruistic club met this week with Miss Amanda LAMSON.
-Mrs. DOSS, who has been baking for her son James, at "Jimmie's
Lunch Room", has been detained from her work since last Thursday
when she met with a serious accident in a runaway. The team became
frightened and she was thrown from the buggy and badly bruised. She
is expected to be recovered soon.
-The Fluke store has nice new chairs, instead of the old benches, to
sit on while trying on shoes.
-On last Friday Charles McWILLIAMS brought to the auditors office in
Osceola thirteen young wolves, about as large as half grown cats,
which he had found in two dens. One of these dens was south east of
Osceola. The old wolves were not caught. The 13 puppies brought him
-Ross TOBEY and mother Mrs. S. W. TOBEY have served their small-pox
quarantine sentence and are again free citizens. The former left
Saturday evening to again take up his duties as railway mail clerk (Murray
-Invitations have been received by friends of the SHREEVE family of
Ft. Madison and who formerly lived in Weldon, to witness the
marriage of Miss Pluma and Mr. Walter WAGNER, to take place on April
-Out building for sale. Mrs. MINTONYE.
-Home grown Early Ohio seed potatoes, 90 cents a bushel. J.
GOLDSMITH & Sons.
-Calumet Restaurant, now under new management of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
LINGLE. Mr. LINGLE has been in this line of business for about 15
years and is well known to the trade. Joe WOLVERTON, who formerly
had charge will remove to New Virginia to make his home.
-Clarke County Mercantile Co.; Jonathan FOLTZ, prop.
-The Model Bakery, successor to Swisher Bros.; Milo ADAMS, prop.
-T.B. WEBSTER & SMITH, sellers of Stearns & Foster Mattresses.
-Rug and Carpet Factory, A. Q. GARRETT, proprietor.
-GOLDSMITH's Orchestra, under the efficient leadership of Fred
GOLDSMITH, is rehearsing regularly and preparing a complete
repertoire of Standard and Popular music.
-Dr. M.E. ILGENFRITZ, osteopathic physician.
-J. W. BODEN, harness-maker.
-Mrs. W.T. CARVER and son James of Fort Dodge visited their Murray
friends from Sunday until Tuesday morning when they left for Des
Moines to visit at the home of J .A. ALLISON and other relatives
before returning to their home in Fort Dodge.
-Mrs. Jas ROBINSON of Ottumwa arrived Sunday for a visit with her
parents D.A. CROPP and wife. She left for home Monday accompanied by
Mrs. Minnie SYCHRIE.
-O. E. GARRETT Jr. and daughter were Murray visitors Thursday and
-Mrs. G .E. GARRETT and Mrs. A. B. MILLER entertained the M. L .C.
-Mrs. Martha BOSSERMAN of Corydon came Friday and visited friends
-Miss Kitty DAVIS and Miss Linnie GRAVES were shopping in Osceola
-Mrs. J. A. McINTOSH went to Osceola Friday to visit her sister Mrs.
-Frank GARRIS returned to Kirksville, Mo. Thursday.
-The Weldon boys have engaged Bert TANSEY to instruct them again
this season. They have increased his salary to $50 per month. Mr.
TANSEY will move his family from Corydon here as soon as he can rent
-Dr. JAMISON's wife is gradually improving in health. She was able
to take a short drive Sunday.
-Mrs. Ed TABLER gave a dinner party Sunday. Those present were Mrs.
Meda HENSLEY and Misses Florence MOREHEAD, Lilly CHAPMAN, Jessie
LANDIS, Ona LUCE and Emma WARREN. The guest of honor was Miss
Florence WEBSTER of Osceola, Mrs. TABLER's sister.
-Wm. LUCE of near Osceola visited his son C.A. LUCE and family in
Weldon from Friday last week until Sunday.
-Dallas HICKS and family drove down to near LeRoy Sunday and spent
the day at the home of his parents Wallace HICKS and wife.
-Miss BERRY of Des Moines is visiting her sister Mrs. Dr. AYRES and
-Dr. AYRES was afflicted with throat trouble last week and Dr. C. H.
MITCHELL of Osceola was called to look after his patients
professionally until he was able to be out again.
-Grace LOCKWOOD of Osceola made an over Sunday visit in Weldon at
the home of her brother E. A. and family. Miss Grace is a
prospective graduate from the high school of her town this spring.
-C. E. LANE and wife of Leon was visiting Weldon relatives over
-Mr. and Mrs. Uriah CARRIS spent the greater share of last week in
Woodburn visiting their children.
-Mrs. RAYL of Osceola came last week and visited several days in the
home of her brother Geo LOWMAN and family.
-L. E. DUTTON of Des Moines and Mr. CAMERON of Ottumwa came Friday
to do some work in the interest of the new lodge that has been
organized. Rena DUTTON came with her father and she and Smith
POLLOCK went to Des Moines Saturday evening.
-Arthur WILSON returned to Des Moines Saturday after having spent
the winter with his father Dr. WILSON.
-Pearl YATES entertained the young folks Saturday evening at a
-Miss TOWNSEND of Decatur City visited over Sunday with her sister
-Mr. Wm POUND has taken the egg business in his hand and has been
able to pay more for eggs than the neighboring towns and will
continue in the egg business till our egg merchants are able to pay
as much as his neighbor for his eggs. He handled 583 cases of eggs
last week, they were shipped to Leslie in two car loads.
-Rev. REYNOLD filled his appointment at North Star Sunday.
-Van FUNCK who has been on the sick list the past 2 weeks is some
-Donia COYNER is visiting at Will JOBES this week.
-Mrs. W. P. MARQUIS visited her son Clarence MARQUIS and family
-Fred BLAKELY is laying a new foundation for a kitchen.
-Manning, Beulah and Belva MARQUIS were guests at the home of Martin
-Will SMITH is erecting a new barn on his farm.
-CRIST and brothers is running their saw mill in John JACKSON's
timber. They will have 3 or 4 weeks of sawing.
-Mrs. COMES returned from Osceola where she had been visiting
relatives and friends.
-Joe and Mabel CHAMBERS spent Sunday at Elmer SMITH's.
-Mrs. Will BARNES and daughter of Afton have been visiting Harvey
PORTERFIELD's and other relatives.
-Will SMITH and Mr. COTTON of Indianola took dinner with Fred
-Mrs. PARK is improving.
-Mr. Carl STIFLE accompanied by Misses Nellie and Myrtle SIMMERMAN
were Winterset callers Saturday.
-Mr. B. KIRK met with an accident Thursday by falling from a wagon,
hurting one shoulder and side.
-Mr. and Mrs. Charley BUSICK are the proud parents of a baby boy.
Mrs. BUSICK was formerly of this township.
-A surprise party was given in honor of Charlie CONARD on his 22nd
birthday, Thursday. About 60 neighbors came with well filled
-Mrs. W.W. REEL is on the sick list.
-Mr. Will PHILLIPS and family Sundayed at the home of H.H. RIGGS.
-Mr. Roy V. MITCHELL of near Weldon began his spring term of school
at No. 9, Monday.
-Mr. GUYTON and Frank KIRK were repairing the Center School
-Misses Ottie and Stella DONNER are at present down with German
-Mrs. Ed. KIERLUFF and children of Osceola were guests of Mr. Mat
McCANN's last week.
-L.C. JOHNSON and wife of Osceola were calling on friends of this
-Miss Maud SWAIN returned from Colorado last week.
-Mr. Lewis HOLT of Pleasanton is visiting relatives of this
-Mrs. Emma BURCHETT who has been visiting here since Christmas
started last Friday to her home in S.D. Mr. Charles BUTCHETT
-Mr. E. E. WILLIAMSON is still very sick. His children have all been
here to see him.
-Mr. Henry GILBERT was able to walk out to his barn last week. Mrs.
GILBERT is still on the sick list.
-Born the 12th to Mr. and Mrs. Olvin WOODS, a daughter.
-Mrs. John FULLERTON and her 2 children started last Monday for
Huron, S.D. to join her husband who left here about 3 weeks ago to
find a home for them.
-The ten year old son of Mr. Mell MUSSELMAN was thrown by a colt
last Thursday. His right ankle was broken.
-Mr. Ashley JOHNSONs are moving to Grand River this week.
-The 11th being T. E. HIFF's birthday, more than 50 of his friends
gave him a surprise by gathering at his home in the evening. Mr. and
Mrs. HIFF entertained their friends so well they forgot to go home
until long after midnight.
-Mr. Frank GRIGGS has moved to Hopeville.
-Mr. Clarence TAYLOR moved from Indianola last week to his farm
-Mrs. R. M CURL was a visitor here recently. Although she is now 83
years old, she seems not changed the least by time since she lived
here some 20 years ago.
-Mr. S.S. SHAFFSTALL is now mayor of Hopeville.
-Misses Olive and Jessie Van VELSON and Mr. and Mrs. Fred MORGAN of
Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd BOOTH, and Miss Adurey SMITH of Thayer
visited here last week.
-Mr. T .F. YETTS resigned as clerk of Hopeville school board and Mr.
Elmer COLWELL is the clerk now.
-Mr. DEETS has moved to the CARDIFF place west of Hopeville.
-Mr. Frank HARVARD started Monday on a trip through the east.
-We did not learn of the marriage of Mr. Ivory COX and Miss Bessie
COON in time for last week's letter, we hope it is not too late to
wish them joy.
-Mrs. Fred KATZENBERGER is helping Mr. WHITE care for the switch
board while Mrs. WHITE is away to attend her daughter's funeral.
The Osceola Democrat
Date: August 6 1908
Senator ALLISON Dead. This Eminent Statesman and Great
Iowan Passes Away at His Home in Dubuque.
Dubuque, Ia. Aug. 4: United States Senator William B. ALLISON died
of heart failure at 1:45 this afternoon. William Boyd ALLISON,
republican, of Dubuque, was born at Perry, Ohio, on March 2, 1829;
was educated at the Western Reserve College, Ohio; studied law and
practiced in Ohio until he removed to Iowa in 1857; served on the
staff of the governor of Iowa and aided in organizing volunteers at
the beginning of the war for the suppression of the rebellion; was
elected a representative in the 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st
congresses, and was elected to the United States senate, to succeed
James HARIAN, republican, for the term beginning March 4, 1873, and
was re-elected in 1878, 1884, 1890 and 1902. His term of services
would have expired March 3, 1909.
Death of Major KELLOGG.
Des Moines, Aug., 3: Major R.D. KELLOGG, who offered in the Iowa
legislature the famous resolution pledging Iowa's faith, credit and
resources in men and money to the maintenance of the national honor
in the civil war, died last night at his home in this city after a
prolonged illness. His faithful wife was at his bedside, and a
number of friends. One of his children, Mrs. William CARTER, is
traveling in Italy. The other, Mrs. L.L. KERBS, is with her husband
in the Philippines. On account of their unavoidable absence and
inability to come home the funeral will be held on Tuesday and the
body of Major KELLOGG will be taken for interment at once to the old
home Garden Grove, in southern Iowa. Major KELLOGG came to Des
Moines in 1891 and except for a few years spent in the south, has
lived here ever since. The family home was at Twenty sixth street
and University avenue, where last evening at 7:30 o'clock he passed
away. A few years ago he suffered a partial stroke of paralysis and
from this attack he never quite recovered. Racine D. KELLOGG was
born in Fayetteville, Onondaga Co. N.Y. March 9, 1828, a son of
Peary and Lucy M. (NORTHRUP) KELLOGG. His paternal grandparents were
both KELLOGG's, being descendants of different branches of the
family that settled in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He received a
good education having attended the academy in his native village,
Fayetteville, N.Y. When 21 years of age he went to Erie county, O.,
where he spent four years in farming and teaching. In 1854 he
crossed the Mississippi river and located at Garden Grove, Decatur
county, Ia. Nov. 2, 1864, he married Miss Elizabeth A. BURNS, a
daughter of Hon. John D. BURNS of Garden Grove. Five children were
born to them, two of whom are living -- Alice and Flossie. The
former is the wife of Rev. William CARTER of New York City and is
now abroad. The latter is the wife of Dr. L.L. KREBS, who is
stationed with the United States troops at Camp Dlton, Mindanao,
Philippine Islands. In 1895 Major KELLOGG and his wife joined the
Presbyterian church and in it he remained a faithful and influential
member to the very day of his death. He had been one of the elders
for years. Coming to Des Moines he and Mrs. KELLOGG affiliated with
the Westminster Presbyterian church and in it Major KELLOGG
officiated as an elder continuously until his demise.
County Ticket Filled.
The Democratic central committee met at the office of Chairman
TALLMAN last Saturday and proceeded to name candidates for the
-For clerk of courts, J .M. DUNCAN; he has lived his life time in
Clarke county and is well known. He is capable, honest and faithful
and if elected will make a splendid officer.
-For auditor, J. H. LEWIS, he is the son of Scott LEWIS and a
grandson of the late Uncle John LEWIS whom everybody knew and who
was one of the first settlers of the county.
-For county superintendent, W. J. LAWSON, he is principal of the
schools at Woodburn.
-Board of Supervisors, Mordecia HILL, of Jackson twp.
-Board of Supervisors, Matthew McCANN, of Knox twp.
-For representative, F. J. EMARY
-For treasurer, Frank P. BARNHILL
-For sheriff, Frank McAULEY
-For County Attorney, W. B. TALLMAN
-For coroner, Dr. H. L. HOLLENBECK
To the voters of Clarke County. By request of my many friends I
announce myself as an independent candidate for Sheriff of Clarke
J. M. CLEVENGER.
Baby Rams Scissors in Eye.
Denison, Ia., July 30 -- The little three year old Mildren ROMANS,
daughter of Rosco ROMANS and grandchild of Lewis ROMANS, met with a
mishap. She was playing with scissors and ran the point into one of
her eyes. The sufferer was brought to town and it is hoped the sight
of the eye can be saved.
-James L. TRENT last week bought through T. N. KEERAN the two
residences of Mrs. Anna HULBERT in South Osceola lying immediately
south of the residence of T. A. TRENT Esq., and at the corner of
Main and Grant streets. The property is regarded as among the best
in Osceola. The price is understood to be near $3000.
-Miss Mona KLECKNER the assistant organist at the Christian church
will have charge of the music during Miss KEMPS vacation.
-Mr. Ray LOCKWOOD, who will be remembered as an Osceola boy, who
attended our schools and has also been attending at Ames, has been
promoted to the office of Chief Engineer on government work in
-Mr. George SIEGEL at his yards south of Osceola has just completed
two kilns of brick which he is now burning.
Real Estate Transfers for week ending Aug. 5:
-Viola M. WHITE to Homer MONGAR, lot 4 blk 13, West Osceola, $250.
-William COON to Francina COON, lot 6 blk 8, West Osceola, $1.
-John S. SLEAD to Henry and Nora BIERCE, fr tr sec 13, Madison,
R. EVANS died at his home in west Osceola Tuesday August 4th, 1908
at a few minutes after 6 o'clock p.m. of paralysis. Mr. EVANS had
been in fair health for sometime up to the Monday previous to his
death when he was suddenly taken very sick and died the following
day. Mr. EVANS was eighty years of age July first. He was born in
Greenfield, Indiana and had made his home in Osceola for forty
years. Mrs. M.C. CRISTY of Des Moines, a daughter of Mr. EVANS
arrived in Osceola Tuesday on the afternoon train and was present at
the time of his death. Mr. CRISTY was unable to come on account of
serious illness, he having been a sufferer from paralysis for
sometime. Burial will take place in Des Moines but the date has not
been set at this time as the relatives are waiting for news from or
the arival of Mr. EVANS son W.E. EVANS whose home is in Des Moines
but is traveling at present in the Dakotas. Claude EVANS is in
Smelter, Nevada and will probably be unable to be present.
Proof of Will. [abstracted from full text]
-You are hereby notified that on the 18th day of July, 1908 ...
opened and publicly read, an instrument purporting to be the last
will and testament of Louisa WILKINSON, deceased, late of Clarke Co.
-You are hereby notified that on the 21st day of July, 1908 ...
opened and publicly read, an instrument purporting to be the last
will and testament of Jane OVERTON, deceased, late of Clarke Co.
Original Notices. [abstracted from full text]
-Charles H. FARMER, plaintiff vs William K. WEAR, Ellen D. SMITH,
Judson J. SMITH & Aleta SMITH his wife, Hattie GEARHART & S.D.
GEARHART her husband, C.D. SMITH & Lucy SMITH his wife, John MILER
and John W. MILER .... you are notified of a petition of the
plaintiff ... alleging that the plaintiff is the owner of [legal
description of land in Sec 11, twp 72N, Range 25W]... and has
occupied said land for more than 20 years & paid taxes [etc] ...
plaintiff alleges that William K. WEAR is the same person as W. K.
WARE and that he conveyed all of his interest in said land to
William CORBIT on Nov.18, 1864 ... and that John MILER is the same
person as John MILLER and he conveyed all of his interest in said
land to Elijah HART on Dec. 18, 1856 ... and that the deft. John W.
MILER is the same person as J. W. MILER and he conveyed all of his
interest in said land on March 7, 1864 to Daniel MILER ...that the
deed of James W. BICKFORD to the deft. David M. SMITH of Jan. 2,
1882, Book 3 pg. 286, did not if fact convey any interest to SMITH
... Plaintiff alleges that the defendants have no right or interest
in said lands...
-J. W. MILLER, plaintiff vs Volentine BOLY & Mrs. Volentine BOLY,
his wife ...a petition claiming the plaintiff is the owner of [legal
description of land in Sec 21, twp 72N, Range 26W] and plaintiff has
occupied the same for more than 53 years ...that Volentine BOLY
received patent from the US in 1852 and sold the same to Robert
CROOKS on credit before Nov. 20, 1854, but said grantee failed to
record the deed and [then] conveyed said land to Isaac FOUCH ...
Petition asks the court to establish the title to the Plaintiff...
Notice of Final Report. [abstracted from full text]
To the creditors of I. N. WOODS, deceased, Clarke County ... H.
OHLERT, assignee, has filed a final report and asks to be discharged
from further duty ...
-Mr. George B. LEWIS and Miss Minnie CAMPBELL, were married at he
home of the brides sister, Mrs. O. M. PENNOCK in Osceola, Tuesday,
August the fourth at noon, Rev. O. M. PENNOCK, officiating. Both the
bride and groom are residents of Des Moines and returned to that
city Tuesday afternoon, where they will make their home.
-G.B. LEWIS, aged 26 & Minie F. CAMPBELL, aged 27
-Harman GRACY,aged 25 & Emma STEMEN, aged 21.
Personal & Social.
-Miss Etta CLINE is visiting friends at Grand River.
-Emmet OEHLERT visited his parents at Woodburn Saturday.
-Mr. John BURD transacted business in Murray Saturday.
-Lyle HICKS, left Friday for Omaha, for a visit with friends.
-Judge TOWNER was an Osceola visitor Monday, on his way to Corydon.
Mr. W. M. HYLAND, accompanied him.
-Mrs. Pearl JEFFREY, visited friends in Creston the latter part of
-Mr. Joe STANLEY of Charliton was an Osceola visitor the early part
of this week.
-Miss Rossie STARR who has been visiting in Des Moines returned home
-Mr. Elmer LITTELL, of Des Moines was in Osceola the early part of
-Mr. Clyde WILSON and wife expect to remove in about two weeks to
-Basil BARNHILL, left Sunday night for Colorado and New Mexico for a
-Miss Pearl JOHNSON returned Monday from Cedar Rapids where she had
been visiting for sometime.
-Miss Maude ABBOT of Afton, visited in Osceola with her cousin, Miss
-Mr. Owen ADKINS visited relatives in Ottumwa the latter part of the
week, returning to Osceola Sunday.
-Mr. and Mrs. John SANFORD returned from a pleasant trip in Colorado
-Miss Pansy ROBERTSON of Promise City arrived in Osceola and expects
to remain until after Chautauqua the guest of her sister, Mrs. BEAL.
-Dr. W.F. GIGARAY returned to Hiteman after visiting with his wife,
parents and other relatives Sunday.
-Mr. Len WHITE arrived in Osceola from Sigourney, for a visit with
relatives & friends.
-Miss Margaret FOWLER left for Hampton where she will spend several
weeks visiting her sister Mrs. Dr. St. CLAIR.
-Mr. Lige DANIELS and wife have returned from South Dakota where
they visited in Aberdeen and Watertown. He has a farm in that
section of the country and says the crops are in fine shape.
-Misses Norma and Grace WILSON of Centerville, stopped in Osceola
Monday on their way home from Des Moines.
-Miss Vada FELGER, left for Freeman Colorado, where she will visit
for several weeks after which she will fill a position as teacher in
the schools at that place.
-Mr. Chas McNICHOLS of Ottumwa was visiting with his parents and
friends in Osceola.
-Mr. Harvey McNICHOLS, returned to Ft. Dodge via Des Moines, after
spending several days with his parents in Osceola.
-Mr. George KYTE arrived in Osceola from Kansas City. He was
stricken with the heat a few days previous to his coming home and is
here for a rest, advised by his doctor.
-Miss Ela KEMP and Elsie ELDER, went to Leon where they will visit
for sometime, with Miss KEMPS parents.
-Miss Bertha DEITZ, who has been making a short visit with her
sister Mrs. J. N. BALLOU at Osceola, returned to her home in
-Ralph WATKINS of Osceola, who recently suffered a broken arm in an
automobile accident, visited friends in Creston yesterday.
-Mr. Kyle FRENCH, of Afton, was visiting Osceola friends several
days this week.
-Mr. and Mrs. Virgil DANIELS of Murray are Osceola visitors.
-Mr. Charles WOODBURN has returned from Cincinnati, Ia.
-Mrs. Abe. C. FORNEY and daughter Miss Maude of Des Moines left
Osceola Monday for Denver where they will visit relatives.
-Station agent LEGGITT from Blockton was visiting with old friends
in Osceola this week.
-Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SIGLER and Mr. and Mrs. James HURST, from Leon,
visited with Mr. and Mrs. John LEDGERWOOD at the farm near Lacelle
-Rev. F. P. SIGLER, wife and little daughter of California arrived
in Osceola last Sunday. Mrs. SIGLER will remain a few weeks while
Mr. SIGLER will go on to Indiana.
-Mr. Claire HARDING of New Virginia was in Osceola. He left Tuesday
for North Dakota.
-Miss Carrie BEVANS has been detained at her home for several days
by a serious illness showing symptoms of typhoid fever.
-Miss Rose KERNS visited in Nevada, Iowa Saturday.
-Miss Ella MONGAR is visiting Dorval ROYCE near Murray.
-Mr. Roy HARRISON was a Nevada, Ia visitor Saturday.
-Mrs. F.B. JEFFERS returned to her home at Sargent, Nebraska, after
visiting in Osceola with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John MOORE and
-Mrs. Samantha JOHNSON has returned from Cedar Rapids. She made a
trip into Minnesota and spent several days in Des Moines, arriving
in Osceola Friday.
-Russel LEWIS, returned to Des Moines after spending a few weeks
with friends in Osceola.
-Mrs. Clarence FOLTZ left today for Kearney, Nebraska, where she
will spend a few days attending to the packing of their household
goods, preparatory to removing to Osceola to locate permanently.
-Mrs. George LANDERA and little daughter of Centerville are visiting
Mrs. LANDER's parents James VANDALL and wife.
-Mr. and Mrs. John HARKEN and son Carl, of Richland, Ia are visiting
their bother W. D. HARKEN and family.
-Mrs. Clell COLLIER and daughters have returned from an extensive
tour of Colorado and the west.
-Mr. Warren HART left Monday for Europe. He will visit points in
England, France and Belgium where he will purchase a shipment of
-Mrs. W. D. BURD and daughter Verna and son Robert of Vincennes,
Ind. are guests of Mrs. Margaret BURD.
-Miss Emma VANDALL of Los Angeles, Cal., is in the city visiting her
mother and brothers.
-Mr. Louis B. SPERRY is back in Osceola after spending sometime at
Excelsior Springs, Missouri where he has been taking treatment for
rheumatism. He is much improved in health although not yet entirely
-Mr. Arthur LOCHRIE, returned from a several weeks trip through the
-Russell LEWIS and Gerald DOUTHETT returned from Grand River where
they spent several days attending the Reunion.
-Mr. Charles SPRUITT of Jacksonville, Illinois spent Tuesday in
Osceola with hs grandfather Mr. S.R. BABB and other relatives. Mr.
SPRUITT is on his way to the coast, and from there he will go to the
Philippine Islands where he has a position teaching.
-Miss Bessie MONGAR of Lucas arrived in Osceola to visit.
-Mr. Harry SMITH arrived from Omaha, where he has been settling some
claims for the Curt of Honor.
-Miss Anna FOUCHE who has been teaching at the University Chicago,
has returned to Osceola. She expects to leave the early part of
September for Salt Lake City where she will fill a position teaching
in the University.
-Miss Willa ANDREWS left for Greenfield where she will spend 2 weeks
visiting relatives and friends.
-Miss Lena BOYCE returned to her home at Garden Grove, after
visiting for a week, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Claude SHAW.
-Mr. and Mrs. H. C. MILLIGAN visited over Sunday in Des Moines.
-Mrs. Ellison EVINGHAM returned to her home at Glenwood after
spending a week visiting Mrs. Frank GIGRAY.
-Ira GREGG, of Oklahoma, is dangerously sick at his home and on
Tuesday a telegram was received for his mother, Mrs. Nancy GREGG, to
come at once if she desired to see him alive. Mrs. GREGG is in
Indiana, and the dispatch was forwarded to her.
-Guy SMITH of Des Moines arrived in Osceola for a few days visit
with his father H. A. SMITH.
-Mr. Theodore BRUBAKER of Des Moines arrived for a visit of several
-Miss Pearl ROBERTSON went to Kansas City where she expects to spend
her vacation visiting with friends.
-Mr. Earnest WOODBURN left for Cumberland, Iowa for a stay of a week
or 10 days.
-The Misses Blanche and Fannie PAINTER are expected to return to
Osceola from Wyoming this Wednesday.
-No hunting will be allowed on my premises. Violators will be
prosecuted. My farm is in Washington twp adjoining Madison county.
J. J. ISENBERGER.
-The basket meeting was largely attended at Bethel Sunday, there
were 7 members baptized. Rev. Andy DORRELL was assisted by Rev.
GORDON and Rev. Chas HOLLINGSWORTH of Milo and Rev. REED of Cool.
-Mrs. Ona WEAKLEND spent Sunday & Monday with her mother who is
-Mrs. C.C. and Mrs. J. A. MARQUIS and their sisters the Mrs. Nan
KERR and Mrs. Sarah DIX went for a visit with their sister Mrs. Luch
BARBER near New Virginia.
-Miss Catherine RICHIE was taken suddenly sick Sunday at the creek
during the baptizing, she was in serious condition and it was some
time before she could be roused and able to be taken home. A doctor
called and pronounced it congestion of the brain. She was better
-Mr. and Mrs. Henry RUBLE and daughter Miss Cora of Indianola have
been here the past 2 weeks visiting their sons and brothers Freeman,
Lawrence, Perry and Harry.
-Mrs. EICHUER is still in a dangerous condition and Anna is not
getting along as she should.
-Miss Kitty DAVIS went to Osceola on the early morning train Monday.
-Mr. John LANDIS of Springfield, Ill., will make an extended visit
near Weldon at the homes of his brothers Robert and Jerry LANDIS.
-Mrs. Mary McFARLAND left Monday for Osceola where she will spend
the week attending Chautauqua and visiting her daughter Mrs. T. N.
-Mrs. Fred CRICHFIELD returned from the west last week. She reports
Fred as doing a good business but she did not like that part of the
country. She is staying in the CRITCHFIELD store at Lacelle. Mrs.
M.A. CRITCHFIELD who has been staying in the store since the close
of her school will attend Chautauqua this week.
-Mr. and Mrs. Charles DEFREW returned home Friday from Clarksville,
Ia., where they had been to attend the funeral of the former's
mother, Mrs. C. P. DEFREW.
-Harry WOODBURY is building an addition to his house.
-Merle TILLOTSON left Sunday for a visit at Lancaster, Mo.
-David McCANT of Lorimor, has been in Weldon the past week called by
the serious illness of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. JAMISON who is
reported not any better at this writing.
-A new 20 horse power threshing machine was unloaded from the train
here thursday for J. Z. McALLSTER. He will thresh grain here for a
few weeks then go to Mitchell, S. Dakota for a season of the same
kind of work.
-Prof. J. A. McINTOSH and family returned to their home in Weldon
Friday after visiting relatives since the close of school.
-A field of 37 acres of wheat grown on the Robert LANDIS farm 3
miles west of Weldon has lately been threshed and yielded 24 bushels
to the acre.
-Rev. G. E. MITCHELL preached in Osceola Sunday and visited his
brothers Dr and M. O. MITCHELL and their families.
-Rev. Ralph MITCHELL and family of Yorktown, Ia., arrived in this
city for a visit with the former's parents.
-Mr. and Mrs. Harry McALISTER are packing their household goods
preparatory to moving to Red Oak. Mr. HALL cashier of the Weldon
bank we understand will occupy their property. He will either rent
or buy it.
-Arthur PEARCY and daughter left for Kirksville, Mo., Monday where
the little girl will probably take osteopathic treatment for an
affection of the hip joint that threatens to [leave] her a cripple.
-Mr. and Mrs. R.D. CHAPMAN spent a day last week at Truro.
-Miss Annette HASKINS of Osceola was the guest of Miss Emma WARREN
of this city a few days last week.
-T. L. McVAY and his sister Mrs. Almeda GIBSON of near LeRoy who has
been visiting him several days spent sunday in the Quaker
neighborhood east of town at the home of Robert MOYER and daughter.
-Mr. and Mrs. Pearl SIGLER of Los Angeles visited at A.M. and
-Mr. Fred HOLDEN and wife of Osceola with Mrs. COOLEY and little
daughter spent Sunday at Mrs. Mary TELLERS.
-Mrs. S. J. RAY has been enjoying a visit from her sister and young
son of Des Moines.
-Miss Blanch MILLER of Indianola is [spending] her summer vacation
with her uncle Chas DODD.
-Miss Bessie HAGEN has returned from Peru where she has been staying
a while with her aunt Mrs. CLIFTON.
-Mr. and Mrs. Jno GOODRICH visited over sunday with Asa TURNER's.
-Mr. HAGEN and sons anticipate a fishing excursion next week.
-J. JONES called Dr. McGEE of Osceola to attend a sick horse.
-Perry LOWE visited his friend Perry COOPER Sunday.
-Rev. GEORGE and wife are taking a 10 days vacation. Mr. LOWER of
New Virginia will fill the appointment at Washington the 16th.
-Ethel DIXON is helping Mrs. Alva SIMMERMAN during Alva's sickness.
-Mrs. WICK returned to her home in Murray Friday.
-Mr. and Mrs. Henry FRANK are the proud parents of a baby boy, but
the babe is sick at this writing.
-Mr. John DONER sold 100 head of hogs last week.
-Clara KIRK will teach No. 3 this year.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Felix SIMMERMAN a baby girl Sunday.
-Mr. H.H. RIGGS and wife spent Saturday evening and Sunday with Will
PHILLIPS near Lorimor.
-Mrs. Ed WETZEL is staying with her mother Mrs. NEIDT.
-Wedding bells rang for Mr. Ed GUTHERIE and bride last Tuesday.
-O. E. GARRETT returned from Excelsior Springs last Thursday. He
visited over Sunday with his mother Mrs. A .P. WATTS at Osceola.
-M .I. SOLL and family and Will AGANS and family are camping on
Grand River this week.
-Dist. superintendent MILLER held quarterly conference at this place
-Peter BUTLER had the misfortune to fall from a load of lumber last
Monday. He was seriously hurt. It was a narrow escape from being
-F. E. BISHOP was in Osceola Sunday.
-Mr. and Mrs. N.C. HOFFMAN and Mrs. Mayme HASTY and Veda HASTY left
here for Kansas City. They will visit there for a short time and
then to Colorado.
-J. W. STIFFLER and wife left for the west Wednesday. Mrs. STIFFLER
goes on account of her health.
-Frank WHITEHEAD and wife are proud over the advent of a son born to
-Ralph MARTINDALE and family spent Friday at Thayer lake.
-Tuesday morning during a thunder shower lightning struck 4 horses
belonging to Henry JACOBE, living 8 miles north of this place. It
killed 2 of them and injured 2.
-Mr. George SIMMONS has just had the pleasure of a visit with a
brother and sister from Illinois.
-Mr. and Mrs. Joe GRIPP and Mrs. Alice LAFFERTY went to Afton
Saturday to see Miss Mamie COLTRAIN who is quite sick.
-Roy SHIELDS took Rev. Van NOYS place at the Christian church last
-Mrs. PARKER and granddaughter Miss Jennie WOODS are visiting Mrs.
PARKERS daughter in northern Iowa.
-Mr. Steve SELSOR has had a large cement cave made and a lot of
cement walks put around his home.
-Miss Alma [LRUM?] returned from Red Oak where she has been with her
uncle since last fall.
-Mr. John GERMAN of Mt. Ayr visited her last week. [note: exactly
who he visited wasn't given!]
-Miss Kate SHIELDS has a badly inflamed foot caused by her shoe
-Dr. St. CLARE of Osceola was called here last week to see Mr.
Roscoe JOHNSON's boy who is paralyzed.
-M .L. ASHLEY is visiting his son Earnest at Des Moines.
-Mr. Paul CASTOR went to Kellerton last week to attend the Reunion
-Mr. ROBERTS little boy aged 12 is very sick with inflammatory
-Mrs. Edna SMITH came back from Excelsior Springs Missouri to get
her little boy as his father wanted to see him.
-Mr. and Mrs. James TYGART of Weldon have been spending a few days
here helping T. E. HUFF and L. B. ASHLEY while their threshing was
-Mr. John LANDIS of Springfield, Ill, arrived Friday and is the
guest of his brothers Jerry and Robert LANDIS.
-Mrs. Alice BRANNON and daughter Ethel of Des Moines arrived last
Monday for a few weeks visit with relatives in this vicinity.
-Mrs. G. A. CRIST was a pleasant caller at the RITTER home Sunday
-Mr. and Mrs. Charles BRANNON spent Sunday at the home of Mr.
-Mr. GNIL and Billie WILLIAMS left Monday for Dakota where they will
stay a month.
-Mrs. G .A. CRIST is attending Chautauqua in Osceola this week being
the guest of her son L. E. CRIST.
-Miss Nina MITCHELL visited her friend Pearl LECOCQ Sunday.
-Miss Hattie MITCHELL spent last Sunday with Miss Lulo CRIST.
-Mr. Everett HALL visited at the home of Mr. Newt WILLIAMS.
-Mr. Will RITTER and family and Mr. Fred WALLACE and wife were
entertained by R. M. LANDIS and family Sunday.
-Miss Lulo CRIST, Mrs. STUART and Mr. T. B. JAMISON have been among
the sick in our vicinity last week.
-Mr. James MITCHELL and family visited his brother Arthur last
Thursday who has been suffering with fever the past two weeks.
-Mr. Ruben LECOCQ spent Sunday with the WILLIAMS boys north of
The Osceola Democrat
August 13 1908
-Died in Osceola at the residence of A.B. ALEXANDER, August 6th,
1908, after an illness of a week caused by paralysis, Mary Myers
LINGLE at the ripe age of 84 years, 3 months and 27 days. The
deceased was born in Davis Co. North Carolina in 1824, in the year
1827 she came with her parents to Indiana, here she continued to
reside and at the early period of 14 years of her life became a
worthy member of the Lutheran church continuing a true and faithful
follower of the Saviour till the time of rest came as above stated.
Was united in marriage to Jacob LINGLE in 1843. To them as parents
six children were born, one son and five daughters. Mrs. Sarah C.
WARTHEN, W.A. LINGLE, Mary E. (who died in 1869), Mrs. Louise A.
ALEXANDER, Mrs. Lettia E. TALBOTT and Mrs. Nettie D. OLIPHANT. The
family came to Clarke, Co., Iowa, in 1853 and became identified with
the pioneer settlers of this county and with them suffering many
hardships and privations incident to the early settlers life. By
industry and economy the deceased and husband secured a competency
of the comforts of life. The funeral was held at the home of A.B.
ALEXANDER Sunday Aug 9th. Services being held by the writer. Many of
the old time friends being present after which the remains were laid
to rest in Maple Hill cemetery.
by F. EDWARDS.
-Daniel SANDERS died at Merna, Nebraska, August 9th, 1908, of
tuberculosis. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Riley SANDERS,
and was aged 22 years, 1 month and 16 days. The body was brought to
Osceola, on No. 12 Tuesday and removed to the home of his mother in
the northeast part of the city. His mother was with him when he died
and his sister, Mrs. James GRAVES, hurried to him on being informed
of this last serious illness but could not reach him in time to see
him alive. Dan had been in failing health for years and bravely
battled against the disease, traveling in the west and always
cheerful and pleasant, in spite of his ills....The funeral will be
held at the James GRAVES home Thursday afternoon ... burial at Maple
[extracted from full text]
-Mr. Hugh A. WATSON and Miss Flora THOMPSON were married Tuesday
evening August the eleventh at o'clock at the home of the brides
mother in east Oseola. Only members of the famiy were present. An
elegant supper was served after the ceremony, which was performed by
Rev. O.M. PENNOCK of the Christian church. The groom is a resident
of Dayton, Wyoming where the newly wedded couple will go to make
their home, leaving Osceola Saturday. We join with the many friends
in wishing Mr and Mrs. WATSON much happiness.
-Des Moines Register and Leader: One of the pretty summer
weddings took place last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.M.
LEWIS on twenty-seventh street, when their daughter Edna became the
bride of Mr. Fred L. MITCHELL. Only the intimate friends and near
relatives were present to witness the ceremony, and they were
received by the bride's parents and the bride and groom ... Among
the guests were Mrs. FULTON of Geneva, Neb., and Mrs. W.F. GIGRAY of
[note: extracted from full text, there was a nice description of the
wedding gown & decorations in this article]
Real Estate Transfers, for week ending Aug 12th:
-Runion EVANS to Claud EVANS, lot 3 blk 8 west, Osceola, $500.
-J.B. CLINE to Hosia WILEY, lot 119, 120, 137 & 138 Siglers add to
-Clara B. MUNSELL to J. M. FOWLER, part lot 23, Woodburn, $300.
-Sarah CRAWFORD to J. M. FOWLER, part 23, Woodburn, $50.
-E. E. MYER to Maria J. ATKINS, part lot 6, blk 17, Osceola, $1200.
-R. P. MOORE to Matilda NEWMAN, W. 1/3 lot 4 & 5, Sears add to
-Pearl L. YATES to Wm. H. POUND, fr tr sec 24, Knox, $50.
-C. W. YATES to Pearl YATES, fr tr sec 24, Knox, $265.
-L. CORBIN et al to H. B. GARDNER, 40 acres, sec 24 Doyle, $1800.
-Clara C. ALBOUGH to R.A. SIGLER, 160 acres sec 20 & 80 acres sec
30, Knox, $1.
-Ernest C. CONRAD, aged 24 & Lena E. COPPOCK, aged 22.
-L.A. WATSON, aged 35 & Flora THOMPSON, aged 25.
-Ed. R. DUNAWAY, aged 22 & Ora GLENN, aged 17.
-Clarke County Old Settlers Association will meet in the park
Saturday the 15th. By order president, W.O. PARRISH, attest, B.
-E. A. ATKINS, Esq., has purchased the cottage of Mrs. W. L. MYER
adjoining Dr. ROSS' home.
-W. H. ADKINS has secured a pension of $12.00 per month the same to
date from June 20, 1908 for Nancy L. KYTE widow of the late Francis
M. KYTE. Also a pension of $2.00 per month for her daughter Helen
until she attains the age of 16 years.
-Mr. R .P. SWAN will go from Osceola as a delegate to the Farmers
National Congress to be held at Madison, Wisconsin Sept. 24, 1908.
He was appointed and commissioned by Governor CUMMINS.
-Osceola can boast a family which has a living reprehensive in four
different generations, Mrs. Lydia DOSS the g-grandmother, Mrs.
Elizabeth JACKSON the grandmother, Mrs. Queen SMITH the mother and
Helen Irene SMITH the plumpest prettiest little daughter in seven
-Horace McLEAN, of the Osceola Produce Co. lost a valuable horse
this week which died from lock jaw.
-Ralph SIGLER, of Leon, son-in-law of John LEDGERWOOD, of Lacelle,
has purchased the farm known as the Jere REAGAN farm in Knox twp.
-Mrs. Mary THOMAS will host the W.C.T.U. Thursday.
-The funeral services of R. EVANS were conducted at the home,
Thursday last by Rev. ROGERS. The body was taken to Des Moines
Friday for burial under the supervision of the Masonic order.
-Elmer BARNARD is just completing a handsome residence on his farm
two miles southeast of Osceola. It will be one of the handsomest and
most sightly structures of this county. The work was done by John
PASCHAL, builder and contractor of Osceola.
-Jesse RARICK's fine touring car did a splendid business
transferring people between the city and the show grounds last week.
Hundreds of people availed themselves of the opportunity of an
automobile ride during the time and the car was kept whirling. No
accident of any kind marred the week.
-Mr. Charles CAMPBELL is the new night baggage man at the depot.
-Mrs. Nancy SHERROW has received the sad intelligence of the death
of her niece Miss Adda LANGLEY who has been a teacher in the Boulder
Colorado high school for some years. She died on Aug 3rd while
undergoing an operation for tumor. The remains were taken back to
the old home at Swazee, Indiana accompanied by her two sisters.
Personal & Social.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred PERRY, August 8th, a daughter.
-Mr. R.A. WILDER, formerly of Osceola, but now of Boone, was in
Osceola visiting old freinds.
-Mrs. George BURNGARDNER went to Des Moines, called there by the
serious illness of her daughter Mrs. Georgia NELSON.
-Master Willie MILNER of Omaha arrived in Osceola Sunday for a visit
with his sister Miss Fairy MILNER.
-The Misses Helen and Fannie BLAIR returned to Van Wert after
spending several days with friends in Osceola.
-Mr. Stanley WALBURN of Colfax, son of Rev. A. A. WALBURN former
pastor of the Osceola M.E. church, is visiting friends in Osceola.
-Mr. and Mrs. C.A. NORTHRUP of Garden Grove visited several days the
latter part of last week in Osceola with Mr. and Mrs. Claude SHAW.
-Dr Will GIGRAY returned to Hiteman after visiting in Osceola with
his wife and other friends and relatives.
-Miss Florence FRIEDMAN of Clarinda returned home after visiting
with Miss Florence GOLDSMITH. Also visiting was Miss Katharine
HOLDERNESS of Creston.
-Mr. and Mrs. Fred MILLER of Clarence, Missouri spent Saturday and
Sunday with friends in Osceola.
-Miss Anna JAMES of Osceola visited with her aunt and uncle Robert
YOUNG and family in Creston.
-Mr. Marvin S. WICK, of Osceola, was a Creston visitor and appeared
with Mrs. PLUMMER in a flute accompaniment at the Chautauqua.
-Miss Maud BOEHME returned to her home at Audubon, after visiting
for about a month in Osceola at the home of her brother, Mr. O.E.
-Mrs. Ed HALL, from Omaha, Nebraska, visited this week with Mrs. Asa
TALBOT and family. She is on her way home from a visit at
-Mr. Pearl TERHUNE, of Ft. Worth, Texas, is visiting relatives in
Osceola and Clarke county this week. He was formerly a Clarke co.
boy, but is engaged in railroading in Texas.
-Mr. Carl McCLAIN arrived for a visit of several weeks with his
parents. Carl's home is in Rock Island, Illinois but he is in the
employ of the Deere Mansur Co., whose immense works are located at
-Captain W. J. HAMILTON, wife and son Henry, started Tuesday for a
visit to the Pacific coast where they will stay until about November
1st. They will visit their son at Greer, Idaho, and a sister of
Captain Hamilton's at Redlands, California.
-Miss Florence INGHRAM, left for Fairbury, Nebraska where she will
visit Miss Ada WHITMORE, after which she will visit her sister Mrs.
Clyde LEWIS at Harlan. She will be gone about 3 weeks.
-Mr. Clinton SAYRE of Phoenix, Arizona made a short visit to his
grandparents E .A. ATKINS and wife last week.
-Mr. W. J. WILDMAN has gone to Des Moines to visit friends and will
then go to Springfield, Ohio. Mrs. WILDMAN will visit her parents a
few weeks longer.
-Mr. and Mrs. W.F. WALKER, of Tabor were visiting friends in
Osceola. They operate a hotel at that place and left their son Will
in charge during their absence. Mrs. Mary ANDERSON and daughters
Grace and Ruby returned home to Villisca after a few days visit with
Mrs. Art COBURN and Mrs. Alta HUNT of Osceola.
-John LEDGERWOOD, Esq., the representative of this district on the
State Fair Board of Directors, is in Des Moines on the business of
the Fair. He has charge of the machinery department.
-Dr. W. O. PARRISH, of Osceola has returned to his home after having
made a visit with his son in Creston.
-Mr. Harry MYERS of Weldon was an Osceola visitor.
-Mr. John MORGAN of Chariton was an Osceola visitor.
-Miss Fern PRYOR of Leon was visiting in Osceola.
-Miss Effie HART was a Des Moines passenger Monday.
-Mr. and Mrs. W. N. TEMPLE were Creston visitors Sunday.
-Dr. Enos MITCHELL was in Weldon on professional business.
-Miss Florence ABBOT of Afton visited in Osceola.
-Mr. Frank E. WILDER of Creston was in Osceola.
-Mr. Joe STANLEY of Clariton was in Osceola.
-Cap't. A. McKEEVER left Monday for Sheridan, Wyoming.
-Mr. Robert PERCIFIELD of Chariton visited in Osceola.
-Miss Mary COPPOCK of Woodburn visited Osceola.
-Mr. C. H. CHAVIE was a Van Wert visitor this week.
-Mrs. Nellie HALL of Sheridan, Wyoming is visiting in Osceola with
-Mr. J. N. COPPOCK of Woodburn had business in Osceola.
-Mr. Guy MOWERY of Murray visited in Osceola.
-Miss Georgia OLIPHANT of Bethany, Missouri is visiting.
-Mr. J. S. BANKER and son, Joe were passengers for Murray Monday.
-Miss Millie HIGBY went to Kansas City for a few days visit with
-Ms Orb. F. SMITH and two children of Ottumwa have been visiting in
Osceola with friends.
-Mr. Juilus SCHULTE of Oak Park, Illinois is the guest of Miss
-Miss Eve HILLIS of Creston visited with Osceola friends enroute to
-Mr. Herbert WICK of Murray was visiting and attending Chautauqua in
-Mrs. BRENEMAN of near Weldon, is visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. LUTHER, in Osceola.
-Mrs. S.A. LOWE, who has been visiting her niece Mrs. L.W. LONDON
went to Woodburn Monday.
-The Misses Blanche and Fannie PAINTER returned from an extended
visit in Basin, Wyoming.
-Dr. GREENO of Chariton was a visitor in Osceola.
-Mrs. FLUKE and daughter Miss June, arrived in Osceola for a visit
-Mrs. U. H. LOWE returned home to Weldon after visiting in Osceola
with her niece Mrs. L. W. LONDON.
-Mr. I.D. CORNETT left Tuesday for Fontanelle for a months stay.
-Mr. Sam MUNGER is spending a few days in Excelsior Springs,
-Mr. Herman FOGLESONG of Murray was a visitor in Osceola.
-Mrs. Dr. Will GIRGRAY was a passenger for Des Moines.
-Miss Jessie COONS of Des Moines is visiting her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Blair REITZEL.
-Mrs. Lizzie DIETRICH, of Leon visited friends in Osceola enroute to
-Mr. J. A. BRYANT of Jamison Lewis & Co. was a passenger for Des
Moines Monday morning.
-Mrs. John LEDGERWOOD of Lacelle visited friends and attended
Chautauqua in Leon last week.
-Miss Marjorie BATES of Elmhurst, Illinois is visiting Miss Florence
-W. J. LAWSON, democratic candidate of county superintendent from
Woodburn was in Osceola Tuesday.
-Messrs. Carl McCLAIN and Lloyd JENKS went to Leon for a few days
visit. They expect to spend a day at Davis City during the reunion.
-Mr. Lewis WAUGH and family and Mr. Bert POWELL and family of Jay
were guests of Mrs. M.J. POWELL.
-Miss Helen LEACH of Chariton and Miss Edna DeLONG went to Creston
where they will spend a few days with relatives.
-Mr. Arthur PERSELS left for Moberly and Perry, Missouri where he
will make a weeks visit.
-Mr. Harry ATEN returned from a short stay in Garden Grove.
-Master Wendell HARPER returned to his home at Des Moines, after
spending a month with relatives in Osceola.
-Master Glenn COBURN of Osceola is in the country this week spending
a few days with his aunt Mrs. F. R. HEDRICK.
-County clerk W. H. HARLAN is this week attending the Iowa Clerk's
convention at Waterloo.
-Mrs. C.C. SCOTT of Murray is a visitor at the home of Sheriff
KEERNA in Osceola.
-Miss Calla HECKATHORNE, of Arispe has been the guest of her sister,
Mrs. J. W. BUTCHER, for the past week.
-Miss Ruth LAWRENCE returned to Whiting after visiting some time in
Osceola with relatives and friends. She will teach in the Whiting
schools the coming term.
-Mrs. Susie WONNER of Hutchinson, Kansas and 2 children are visiting
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. KARR.
-Miss Lethia SMITH of Des Moines visited Mr. V. O. SMITH's.
-Mr. and Mrs. Bert CHEW visited in Leon last week.
-Miss Oella THOMPSON of Des Moines is visiting here.
-Mrs. Dora BONE is visiting her parents at Ames.
-Mr. Marion SPRAY has a sister visiting with him.
-Mr. and Mrs. Oscar CASTOR had the misfortune to loose a new born
infant last week.
-Mrs. V. O. SMITH is on the sick list.
-Verne McCUMBER son of Jesse McCUMBER a former resident here, is now
visiting here with his uncle Jim MORGAN.
-Dr. CARR reports a 10 pound boy born on the 8th to Mr. and Mrs.
-Mrs. Joseph WORDEN is seriously ill.
-Mr. and Mrs. Elliott WILLS and the latter's sister Mrs. Mart BOGGS
of Tonganoxie, Kansas spent sunday in Weldon at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John BARGER.
-T.L. McVAY left Monday for New Virginia to join his brother Len
McVAY and together they will start for Wessington S. Dakota to visit
another brother who has been in the West many years.
-Mr. and Mrs. Edward CHENOWITH, of Illinois, were here two weeks
visiting the latters parents Rev. G .E. MITCHELL and wife.
-Mrs. C. E. BODLEY left for Hume, Ill to visit her father.
-Dr. MITCHELL of Osceola and his son Dr. C. H. MITCHELL of New
Virginia, Dr. EIKER of Leon and Dr. TALLMAN of Van Wert were in
Weldon on professional business last week.
-J. L. DEITRICK of Osceola was in the city making repairs on a grain
elevator for a Grain Co.
-Johnny WALLACE writes to Weldon that his race horse won a
substantial prize at the first race.
-Miss Camillia THOMPSON was operated upon for appendicitis last
-Mrs. SHELTON of Osceola is nursing the sick in the EDWARDS home 4
miles southeast of Weldon.
-Miss Mary ABERCROMBLE has resigned her position as assistant in the
-Miss Ella STANDISH, of Plainville, Kansas, is now visiting in
Weldon. She teaches in Plainville.
-Mrs. Dr. JAMISON is still very sick.
-Miss Kate COFFEY came down from Des Moines and will spend a week
with home folks. Her employment is with the Remington Typewriter Co.
-Charles ROBINSON a former resident and educator of southern Clarke
county is visiting friends in Weldon.
-Mrs. E. A. LOCKWOOD and children and Mrs. Carl KLINE and children
spent the full Chautauqua week in Osceola. Both Mr. LOCKWOOD and Mr.
KLINE drove up sunday and spent the day on the Chautauqua grounds
and then made the journey home with their families by moonlight.
-Mr. and Mrs. J. W. EDDY we understand contemplate leaving the farm
and moving to Osceola.
-Bert WOODS and family visited in Woodburn.
-Andy WELCH and wife visited the county seat Saturday.
-Mr. John RHODES in Lucas county lost four head of cattle in a well.
-Lawrence RUBLE and wife visited with relatives near Lacoma.
-Word received from Mr. MOON and his daughter Geno, reports her as
being no better. They expect to return home the last of the week.
-Mrs. Gillette WEAKLEND was visited by her sister, Mrs. Grant PRICE.
-Letha, the 9 year old daughter of Mrs. Henry WELCH is staying with
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. WELCH.
-Eva and Russell SMITH visited with their grandparents in Woodburn.
Master Richard WEAKLEND came home with them for a few days stay.
-Mrs. Sarah DIX has returned to Kansas after visiting relatives.
-Miss Belva HARRISON is staying in Osceola.
-Grandma POTERFIELD was taken very suddenly sick last Friday night.
She was reported better now.
-Mrs. Stella ROE is staying at Warner KEARNEY's while he and his
wife and baby are visiting his mother and brother in Missouri.
-George ANDERSON and Mart MARKERS Sundayed at Austin DAVIDSON's and
Bert WOODS at Warren SMITH's.
-George ANDERSON's little boy Teddie age about 4 years was taken
very suddenly sick Monday afternoon. He is reported better.
-A pleasant surprise was planned on Mr. Hal ARNOLD last Sunday it
being his 27th birthday. Relatives and friends numbering 15 were
present: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. WELCH, Marion COOK, Mrs. Henry WELCH and
2 children, Mr. and Mrs. Joe POUSH and two children and Mr. and Mrs.
-Mr. and Mrs. S. N. MARQUIS are spending this week with Mr. and Mrs.
James WELCH in Chariton and Mrs. Josie CLINE and children in Lucas.
-Mrs. Ethel FOSTER and sister Lila DONNER spent a few days with
their father John DONNER.
-Frank KIRK and sister Clara were Des Moines callers.
-Mary SPICK will teach No. 2, fall and No. 4, winter & spring.
-Misses Christena and Cena PETERSON attended Chautauqua at Osceola.
-Virgil DIXON and wife have moved to Murray to live.
-Mrs. B. KEYS is suffering again.
-B. KIRK and wife and little son spent Sunday with BRANTS in Union
-The ice cream supper at John MYERS was well attended.
-E. F. CAMP is now going with Carn's threshing machine near Murray.
-Messrs. Will and Harvey CAMP spent Saturday & Sunday south of
Murray in their old neighborhood.
-Dr. Hugh DELAHOYDE has moved his Dental Parlors into the rooms over
SMITH's new building.
-A.H. SELLS was a Creston visitor Monday.
-Mrs. C.C. SCOTT and daughter Flossie went to Osceola.
-F. S. SMITH with his family, drove to Osceola last week.
-W. J. WATERS returned to this place from Excelsior Springs,
Missouri. He was there for a month for his health, which is greatly
-Wilson M. CLARK returned from Excelsior Springs Tuesday.
-J. W. STIFFLER and wife and Maggie PARKER left for the west
-Miss Minnie POWERS attended Chautauqua at Osceola.
-Mrs. Clate HARLESS had a team run away with her last week and break
her collar bone. The runaway was caused by a defective neck yoke.
-Grandma SHIELDS was visiting in this vicinity this week.
-John LEDGERWOOD is getting ready to go and assume his duties at the
State Fair the coming week.
-Jim MAY, his sister and niece, Mrs. Al BARICK were Osceola visitors
this past week.
-James LINDER has gone to Kansas to visit his daughter.
-Jim MAY and John DICKMAN are cleaning up our cemetery.
-The hum of the threshing machine is heard in the land. JONES &
WADSWORTH, DAVIS & REYNOLDS, GAZART & BARR and REED & Son are all
threshing in this locality.
-Charley SHERROW is on the sick list, as is James MAY. MAY had 5
teeth extracted. Grandma SIEPHAS is no better.
-Mrs. LEDGERWOOD is spending her vacation in Leon this week and will
go to State Fair with her husband.
-Charley SHERROW spent a couple of days in Osceola.
-Orr LINDER had 39 1/2 bushels per acre of oats.
-The new house on the STIVERS farm is nearing completion.
-Mrs. E. S. SMITH went to Leon Monday & Mrs. LEDGERWOOD returned
from Leon the same day.
-The Lacelle store sold Ed PERRY 100 fence posts.
-Charley O'NEAL has taken in a partner in business. It's now O'NEAL
The Osceola Democrat
Date: February 6 1908
On February 5th, the young son of T. P. WATERS, who keeps the lunch
counter near the depot, discovered his father lying helpless behind
the counter in his lunch room ... Dr. ARMSTRONG was immediately
called, but before the doctor could arrive the man had expired. Mr.
WATERS came to Osceola from Galesburg about 6 months ago ... he was
a man of about 40 years of age and with no family except his son.
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-J.S. AGNEW, died at the home of his son Harry in Newton, Ia on
Febuary 1st, 1908. He is a brother of Mrs. E.A. ATKINS and
Postmaster W. AGNEW of this city. J.S. AGNEW was born in Cumberlain,
Ohio, March 8th, 1828. In the year 1855 he moved to Newton where he
has since resided. In Ohio he was married to Miss Margaret DENNIS,
who has preceeded him to the better world. Two boys and two girls
were born to this union of which one son Harry survives him.
Deceased had been sick but about a week, taken down with the la
grippe. He died at the advanced age of 80 years. About 2 weeks
before his death he was in Osceola for a visit with his brother and
sister and appeared to be in the best of health. Funeral was held at
his son's home in Newton on February 3rd. Mr. & Mrs. W.G. AGNEW
attended the funeral, Mr. & Mrs. E.A. ATKINS being unable to attend.
-Henry TROW, former resident of Osceola, died in Des Moines last
Friday. He was Roadmaster years ago for the old Narrow Gage RR and
lived in Osceola at the time. He was run over by a wagon in Des
Moines and he died of the effects of the accident. He has 2 sons,
Merle, of Osceola & Will, of Albia.
[abstracted from full text of obit]
-Laurella J. BALDWIN vs Ralph BALDWIN, divorce on grounds of
cruelty, $6000 alimony asked for.
-Mary RARICK & others vs George PRICELER & others, suit to quiet
title to lands.
-John E. KIERULFF vs Benjamin LANGFORD & others, suit to quiet title
-Clarke WILLIAMS vs Auditor & Supervisors of Clarke co. Action for
Mandamus to compel pay'mt of judgment for $15,000 recovered for
-FOX & DUTTON vs W. H. DOUGHTEN. Action to collect debt.
-S.S. DALBY vs R.V. McKEEVER. Action on note.
-Hawkeye Lumber Co. vs D. B. HUNT & others. Action to recover debt &
-American Book Co. vs H.M. INGHRAM. Action for debt.
-Paul HEDRICK vs J.M. CANIDA. Action for money claimed for work &
-Rebecca MOORE & others vs Nancy KLIENBECK. Action in equity to chg
def. with certain property as administratrix.
-I. A. TOUET, adm. vs J. M. CANIDA. Action for value of property
alleged to have been converted to his own use by def. belonging to
-H.M. CANIDA vs J. M. CANIDA. Action for accounting & for judgment.
-J.B. DAGUE vs City of Osceola. Action to test the legality of
special assessment for paving in Osceola.
Land Transfers for week ending Feb. 4:
-Charles ZOFFKA to John N. FITZPATRICK, 80a, sec 25 & fr tract sec
36, Jackson, $1800.
-John L. MORELAND to C. E. BOSSERMAN et al, 153 1/2a, sec 22 & 15,
-J. M. MARQUIS to A. B. MARQUIS, und 1/8 of 40a, sec 13, Liberty,
-LeRoy McGOWAN to W. C. FOGLESONG, 40a, sec 5 & 80a, sec 6, Ward,
-N.J. DAVIS to Warren HART et al, 400a, sec 26-34-35, Fremont,
-Sarah A. FOSS et al to W.A. RUFFCORN, 88a, sec 19, Troy, $1.
-W. C. FOGLESONG to LeRoy McGOWAN, lot 3 blk 47, Murray, $2500.
-Elizabeth SIXT to Marjury BEEMAN, lot 3 blk 2 Gustins add, Osceola,
-George CHRISTY to J. O. CHRISTY, 120a, sec 17, Troy, $4000.
-J.B. DAGUE to Chas. W. WRIGHT, 40a, sec 17, Franklin.
The following Clarke co. citizens have been called to serve on the
Federal Grand Jury convening at Creston March 24:
-D.O. DUFER & William TAYLOR of Murray
-Albert DANIELS & J. A. WADE of Osceola
For service on the petit jury at the same time:
-J. S. CARSON, Woodburn
-N.J. JOLLY, F. M. KYTE, Robert A. MILLER & W. E. MARROW of Osceola.
Walter BAKER and Katie McGRATH, youngest daughter of James & Ellen
McGRATH, were married at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. & Mrs.
Samuel BAKER on Feb. 2nd at high noon. The groom is a young farmer
and the young couple have rented the home farm of the groom's
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Marriage Licenses issued this week:
-Mr. Walter BAKER, aged 25 & Miss Kate McGRATH, age 17
-Mr. George LAZENBY, aged 26 & Miss Lula AIRY, age 14
Local, Social & Personal News.
-Jonathan FOLTZ has opened up his new place of business.
-James & Jess PRINE, living 5 mi. north of Osceola were fined $7.80
each for fighting.
-Lyle SMITH has the grippe.
-Mrs. G. E. WRIGHT entertained the M .L. C. Tuesday.
-Mr. & Mrs. SWANSON, of Lorimor visited Mrs. SWANSON's parents Mr. &
Mrs. T. W. DAY.
-Mr. & Mrs. F. B. LORMOR hosted the Epworth League reception.
-Rev. A. A. THOMPSON, united in marriage Nettie A. STRUBHAR & Elijah
B. JOHNSON, at the home of the bride on Jan. 29th. [this item also
appeared in the Hapeville section]
-John HALEY, a nursery goods salesman & respected citizen of Murray,
was seriously and probably fatally injured in an accident at Afton
Jct. He was walking along the track, slipped and fell down a high
embankment and is said to have broken his spine. He is about 60 and
has a large family in Murray. He served as a soldier through the
Civil War. All hope for his recovery.
-John MORGAN is moving to the farm Thomas COOP left this winter.
-Born Jan 28th, to Mr. & Mrs. Marlon GERMAN, a son. Feb. 2nd, to Mr.
& Mrs. Erwin McCUTCHAN, a daughter.
-Andrew WHITE was called to Canton, Mo. by the illness of a brother.
-The sick are Mrs. Abe COON, Mrs. Lewis CHEW & Mrs. Roscoe JOHNSON.
-Willis RILEAS' little daughters face has a bad swelling.
-Rev. HECKATHORN is on the sick list & Mrs. VARNUN is very ill with
lung fever. Pearl MARAN is reported to be better.
-Mr. Ilo CHIPP spent Sunday with Mrs. Eva MARAN.
-Mrs. Frank HOWELL is reported much better. Mrs. John PARKER & Eck
KEYS are on the sick list.
-U. G. SIMMONS has rented the farm of Dave MITCHELL known as the
-Art IAMS was hurt when a tree he was cutting down, fell on him.
-Mr. DEPPERMAN is improved & Mrs. TWOMBLEY is quite sick at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. MOINES.
-Harriet McGEE is at the home of her son at present.