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Longford Leader Items, 1916

JANUARY 6, 1916

The funeral of Thomas Sampson of Oak Hill was held today.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCullough and baby, of Solomon, came Saturday morning for a visit with Mrs. C.'s uncle, F. J. Bowen.

Roy Bane returned Monday to Kansas City to resume his work at the Veterinary College.

JANUARY 13, 1916

A little son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harper Garrison, Friday, Jan. 7.

Miss Leona Hotle returned to her home in Miltonvale last Thursday, after a visit with her sister, Mrs. W. L. Carkruff.

George F. Van Fleet, Q.M. Sgt. of Bat. E, 6th Field Art., stationed on the Mexican border, is here visiting his aunt, Mrs. George Lewis, and family.

Mrs. Harve Wetzel was called home by the serious illness of her mother and she died Thursday morning; the funeral was held Saturday.

Henry Rickley's little son, Johnnie, had his arm broken a few days ago. Dr. Moore was called and put the member in place.

Ralph Shepard of Deerfield has been here visiting his cousin, E. R. Bane and other relatives.

JANUARY 20, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Funk went to Salina yesterday for a short visit with Mrs. Funk's brother, W. D. Matthews and family.

While helping put up ice last Saturday, a cake of ice fell on Guy Wolf's foot, breaking two toes and severely mashing the foot. He is under the care of Dr. Moore and is improving rapidly.

JANUARY 27, 1916

John Sutton and wife returned from Green on Wednesday, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Sutton's grandfather.

S. Marty and Geraham Ware and families attended the funeral of George Dieter, Jr.

FEBRUARY 3, 1916

Public Sale: Having rented my farm I will sell at public auction, Feb. 8, 1916, on my farm located 4 miles west and 1 1/2 miles south of Longford, the following property: 16 head of horses and mules; sulky cultivator; ten foot hay rake; top buggy; John Deere disc; John Deere corn binder; truck wagon; 2 row Sattley weed cutter. TOM WALLACE, Owner.

Mrs. Lydia Coulson's sale will be Feb. 8th.

FEBRUARY 10, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Avery of Clay Center came Friday morning to visit Mrs. Avery's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson.

Mrs. S. P. Davis came over from Leonardville for a visit with her son, Homer, and her father, L. D. Oliver.

Rev. F. Wesley Smith, of the Ebenezer charge spent Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Grubb and family. His daughter, Miss Mildred, accompanied him and will stay with her siste a week or so. Mrs. Grubb is threatened with pneumonia.

FEBRUARY 17, 1916

A farewell dance party was given by the Al Burwell family to a number of friends last Sunday. Mr. Burwell sold his farm and will leave here this spring.

Wedding bells are ringing in Mayfield this week. Ira B. Coulson and Miss Grace Lake are to be married on Tuesday the 15th.

Feb. 22 is the date on which W. A. Noland will hold a public sale to close out his farming business. He will hold the sale at his farm, 2 1/2 miles north of Longford.

A family reunion was held at the Harrison Wolf home last Sunday. The two sons, Charles and Will, and one daughter, Mrs. M. Swartwood, were present. The only one of the family not present was Mrs. Curt Walker of Indiana.

MARCH 2, 1916

J. F. Brown went to Abilene to attend the funeral of his brother in law, Mr. Cooper, this morning.

Mrs. J. L. Rider and little son, and sister Miss Florence Keys, arrived here this morning. Mr. Rider came about a week ago with their household goods and they will move to a farm near Industry. Mr. Rider's aunt, Mrs. Jones, also came.

MARCH 9, 1916

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morley Monday night.

Mrs. R. Evans returned to her home in Miltonvale Friday, after a several days visit here with her daughters, Mrs. McCune, Mrs. Arthur Macy and Mrs. Joe Read.

MARCH 16, 1916

The following named parties have recently purchased new Fords from Frank Fox: Charles Wolf, James Livengood, Oliver Marty, Jake Kail, Adolph Hauserman, Abe Greep, Will Miller, James Gibbs, Lew Neaderhiser, H. M. Miller and L. A. Falen.

Isaac Gibbs recently held a public sale and disposed of his farming machinery, live stock, etc. and having rented his farm to his sons he will retire from the fields of labor. He is building a new residence on the farm and we hope that he and Mrs. Gibbs enjoy every comfort and joy in their new home for the remaining years of their lives.

MARCH 23, 1916

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Trickle on March 14, a baby girl. Also, to Mr. and Mrs. Morris Sutton, on March 16, a daughter.

Mrs. Tom Durham has just received word of the accidental shooting of her brother in Nevada.

MARCH 30, 1916

Mrs. Walter Shivers and son, Claude, of Clay Center, came last Thursday evening to visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Allgire.

Lorenzo Williams is staying with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fox, since his parents moved to the farm, in order to attend the high school.

APRIL 6, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson are the proud parents of a fine baby girl.

Anna May Voight is visiting her mother, Mrs. Childs.

Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Hughes are the proud parents of a baby girl born March 27. The have named her Grace.

Clay Kiggins, of Merimac, Oklahoma, a cousin of Mrs. A. F. Hoffman, came last week and is now working for Sam Bork.

APRIL 13, 1916

Mrs. Lizzie Hoffman accompanied her sister, Miss Minnie Steinbruck, and Jim Ring to Wakefield Sunday evening. After a few days visit in Wakefield, Mrs. Hoffman will go to Blue Rapids, for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. M. A. Fiscel and husband.

Lee Parsley was called to Wamego yesterday on account of the death of his sister.

A. A. Goodway and son Bert were summoned to Kansas City Friday on account of the death of the former's sister.

APRIL 20, 1916

Leslie Loader and Miss Alma Knisely surprised their many friends by getting married on Saturday, April 8. We all join in wishing them a long life of happiness.

Miss Idella Thomas of Minneapolis and Elgard Carl Johnson of Longford were united in marriage at the M. E. parsonage at Minneapolis on April 12. The attendants were Miss Johnson of Longford and Dow Wells.

Miss Eva Campbell visited at her aunts, Mrs. John Axhelm's, on Monday.

August Bach suffered a severe injury last Friday evening when a load of hay upset with him. Mr. Bach was hauling a load of hay for his son in law, Mr. Schroeder, and just as he turned the corner to enter the yard the load tipped over and Mr. Bach jumped from the wagon, breaking his leg in two places and also dislocating his ankle. Dr. Moore was called and reduced the fracture and Mr. Bach is resting as comfortably as could be expected.

APRIL 27, 1916

A letter from John McBeth says:"Please send my paper to Arnold, Iowa, instead of Humboldt.

The McBeth Estate was sold Monday to Walter Wells for a consideration of $6025.00.

MAY 4, 1916

L. H. Towne, of Abilene, and his sister, Mrs. R. J. Alstrum, of Clay Center, visited their grandparents, Harry Goodhue and wife last Friday.

Cards were received in the community last week, announcing the marriage of Miss Adah Sachau to William Kimball of Manhattan, on April 26. Mrs. Kimball's many friends in Mayfield unite in wishing them much joy and happiness. They will reside on a farm near Manhattan.

Mrs. Mary Whipple returned to her home in Manhattan Monday, having visited since Saturday with her niece, Mrs. M. Brady and family.

Mrs. W. C. Snowden of Abilene came Friday afternoon for a visit with her niece, Mrs. Ben Cain, and family.

MAY 11, 1916

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Everett last Thursday. All parties are doing nicely.

I. N. Burgess and Miss Luker, both of Manchester, were married at the home of the bride's parent last Sunday.

H. T. Hersh will hold a public sale at his farm, 3 miles northwest of Vine on Tuesday, May 16th.

Kenneth, young son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Brady had another x-ray made of his hip, and the result of the examination was quite gratifying. The new xray showed a marked improvement in the diseased femur of the child. This is certainly welcome knowledge to the Bradys and glad news to all who know little Kenneth.

MAY 18, 1916

Sam Stroade and wife are the proud parents of a son born last week.

Miss Emma Schetzer has recovered from the measles and is able to be out again.

MAY 25, 1916

Mrs. W. P. Bouhan, who has been visiting relatives here for a few days, returned to Vine yesterday. From there she will go to her home in Savannah, Ga. She was called here by the death of her sister, Mrs. Homer Hersh.

Mrs. J. L. Warner was in town last Friday evening to attend the Glee Club concert. She spent the night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Everett.

A farewell reception was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Hibler last Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. S. M. Miller, who leaves this week for Twin Falls, Idaho, where she will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Perry.

Mrs. Nellie Walker and her daughter, Mary, of Indiana, daughter and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Wolf, are expected to arrive today for a visit with relatives here.

JUNE 1, 1916

Rex Snyder had a bad accident last Monday. In attempting to crank a Ford car he got his arm broken. We hope it will mend quickly and perfectly.

Mrs. Sadie Eyster came up from Solomon the first of the week to visit with her brother, A. B. Baringer and family.

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Tuesday morning.

Last Thursday night, alumni from Chapman Twp. High School met in the high school auditorium to organize the Chapman Township Alumni. The following officers were elected: President, Roy Bane; V-President, Emma Schetzer; Sec. and Treas., Guy Ferguson. An executive committee was also elected, as follows: Miss Mabel Malcolm, Micheal Curry and Harry Parker.

Earl and Roy McCune went to Oak Hill Saturday to visit over Sunday with their aunt, Mrs. Leon Malcolm.

JUNE 8, 1916

Yesterday morning Mr. and Mrs. Lee Underhill came over from Wells in a motor car; they were joined here by Homer Taylor, Raymond Nunemaker and Miss Belle Taylor, and the company drove to Abilene, where Mr. Nunemaker and Miss Taylor were united in marriage. The bridal couple went to Salina for a short visit, after which they will return and spent the summer with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Taylor.

Mrs. I. G. McMillan, of Clay Center, and Mrs. J. C. McMillan, of Buffalo, New York, mother and aunt of Mrs. G. L. Stamets, left Monday for Newton, where they will visit with relatives.

A. F. Lilley and daughters attended the services at Ebenezer Sunday morning and took dinner with Mr. Lilley's newphew, Newton Keener and family, over towards Broughton.

Viola Marshal is spending the summer with her cousin, Mrs. Fred Hugg.

Mrs. Fred Eisenhauer and her children and Mrs. Dennie Walburn returned to their homes in Solomon today, after a few days visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Hauserman.

H. B. McCune of Manchester, was here on business Wednesday. He was accompanied by his granddaughter, Miss Jennie Cleveland, from Salina.

JUNE 15, 1916

A pretty, quiet home wedding, simple in all its appointments, took place at noon Wednesday, June 14, 1916, in the presence of about 35 immediate relatives, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conn, of Longford, when their eldest daughter, Grace Olive, was united in marriage to Lloyd Hugh Malcolm, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Malcolm. The bridal couple and their attendants, Edd. Conn and wife, entered the parlor and stood in the archway, under a decoration of roses and asparagus, as the bride's sister, Miss Bessie, played the wedding march. The bride's dress a was a beautiful rich, white silk taffeta made quite plain with a high girdle and trimmed in wide gold thread lace and was very becoming.

Mrs. A. F. Lilley returned home from a two week visit to Abilene. Her sister, Mrs. E. E. Haynes of Lewis, Kansas, and her mother, Mrs. Adams of Abilene returned with her.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kiggins of Orfiano, Neb., came Tuesday morning to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Will Hibler. They will make a short visit here with relatives and friends. Mr. Kiggins is a brother of Mrs. A. F. Hoffman.

JUNE 22, 1916

Mrs. Williams and her daughter, Miss Mattie and Miss Helen Flessner, came up from Stillwater, Okla., for a visit with the former's daughter, Mrs. John Bruns and family.

Miss Alice Dakin, of Chapman, is visiting with her cousin, Mrs. Ben Cain.

Mrs. Raymond Nunemaker went to Manchester Tuesday morning to meet her little brother, Dick Taylor, who was returning from a visit at Wells.

Clyde Smith returned Tuesday morning from Colorado. He came to help his mother make preparations to move. They will hold a public sale next Saturday to dispose of part of their household goods, and will go immediately to Colorado, where Mr. Smith has employment in the carpenter business.

JUNE 29, 1916

Hurley Fox drove to Abilene last Thursday to meet Mrs. Fox and the baby, Joe, who were returning from a visit at Manhattan and Kansas City. They were accompanied by Mrs. Fox's sister, Mrs. R. J. Taylor of Kansas City, and their mother, Mrs. Kate Marty, of Manhattan.

Little Miss Lucile Cooper, of Toronto, Canada, is here visiting her uncle, J. F. Brown and family.

Miss Lola Macy started the first of this week for Nebraska to visit her aunt, Mrs. Howard Tool.

Miss Grace Johns left Thursday morning for Delphos, where she will spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Robert Foote, and family.

Miss Hazel Smith returned to her home at Lost Springs yesterday morning after a visit with her sister, Mrs. H. J. Rickley and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kiggins returned yesterday to their home in Cambridge, Nebraska.

JULY 5, 1916

Velma McCosh came up from Topeka Saturday for a few days visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kramer / Cramer.

Mert Price had the misfortune to have his big barn burn down last Saturday evening. Cause of the fire is unknown.

Mrs. T. S. Snyder from near Industry came Friday to visit between trains with her father, Amos Heikes.

Adjusters for the Upland Insurance Agency were here Monday to settle the losses for Mrs. Kidd's farm house, and the barn of Pete Joyse, near Industry, both of which were destroyed by lightening in the storm last week.

Miss Kate Morris came down from Concordia Sunday and visited with her sister, Mrs. George Robinson, and family, over the weekend. Another sister, Miss Nellie Morris, of Granada, Colorado is expected this week.

JULY 13, 1916

A 13 pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John McCune last Saturday. Dr. Moore was in attendance and reports mother and son doing nicely.

Jake Ross of California came Sunday and visited with his brother in law, Joe Gingrich and family, near Wakefield. Ed, son of the Gingriches, was also visiting from Emporia.

Harold Jordan, of Abilene is visiting his cousin, Frank Lilley.

Mrs. Charles Conn visited with her daughte, Mrs. Lloyd Malcolm last Friday.

Mr. Hawkins is still very sick at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will Jackson.

Mrs. Mary Fager, of Horton, Kansas, who has been visiting her sons in this vicinity, went to Abilene this morning to visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Burwell, before returning home.

JULY 20, 1916

A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steinbruck Sunday night. Dr. Moore was the attending physician. Mother and daughter are doing nicely. Mrs. R. Evans came down from Miltonvale to see her new grandson.

Miss Minnie Ross, from Manchester, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Merle Hougland.

H. H. Hervey, of Manhattan, is visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Falen and family.

JULY 27, 1916

A new boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lem Davidson; all doing fine.

The L. N. Latimer family had quite a reunion and picnic last Sunday at the Gibbs park. Besides the Latimer family there were present, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown and son, Harold, of this place, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dieter of Oak Hill. A great dinner was indulged in after which ice cream was served and later in the afternoon watermelon and after enjoying some choice music by the Victrola, another course of ice cream was served.

AUGUST 3, 1916

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Moss last Tuesday evening.

Lloyd Malcolm has bought the meat market and took charge on August 1.

Mrs. Charles Myers and children visited one day last week with her mother, Mrs. W. S. Reager.

A fine baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Goodway on Tuesday. Dr. Moore was in attendance and reports mother and child doing splendidly, though he expresses little hope for Bert's ultimate recovery.

AUGUST 10, 1916

Mrs. A. L. Grubb and children left for Simla, Colorado, where her husband has located.

Mrs. Mary Towne returned to her home in Abilene Monday after a visit of several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goodhue.

George Lewis will hold a public auction at his farm, five miles northeast of here, on Tuesday, August 15th.

AUGUST 17, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCall who have been visiting with Mrs. McCall's uncle, F. J. Bowen, returned to their home in Solomon today.

Alvin Jones and family of Perth, Kansas, came this morning to visit with L. R. Davidson and family and other relatives and friends in this community. Mr. Jones is a son of J. M. Jones, of Industry, and is an old resident of this vicinity.

Mrs. Roy Geoffroy, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jackson, retured to her home in Abilene last Friday.

AUGUST 24, 1916

Mrs. Franklyn Smith, who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. George Beitzel, and family, at Blue Rapids, the past week, returned on Saturday.

Charley Malcolm is working for his uncle, Mike Swartwood, in his garage at Manchester.

H. C. Martin has bought the Hibler property in the east part of town.

Mrs. Will Persons, of Boise, Idaho, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. George Reed.

W. A. Martin left Monday evening with his car of household goods, implements, stock, etc. for his new home in Colorado. Mrs. Martin and the children went to Abilene Tuesday and visited with her sister, Mrs. Latimer, and the next morning she and the children started for Colorado. Mrs. Lizzie Hoffman accompanied Mrs. Martin to Abilene, returning home Wednesday.

Mrs. F. C. Brown, of Kansas City, arrived this morning for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Rudolph Kissling and husband.

AUGUST 31, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. George Siemers are the proud parents of a fine boy, born Saturday.

Miss Christina Bletcher is visiting her sister, Mrs. Louis Peatling.

Miss Ruth Rea, of near Idana, who has been visiting with her cousin, Mrs. Harve Wetzel, went to Oak Hill today.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wiltse returned from Concordia today after a visit a few days with their daughter, Mrs. R. H. Gamber and family.


Francis Dulohery, the eight year old son of John Dulohery, has a broken arm as a result of the the of a mule colt yesterday.

Mrs. Lois Lierman and children went to Oak Hill Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs. Nick Cain.

SEPTEMBER 14, 1916

The Athelstane school commenced Monday with Miss Fay Elkin, of Wakefield, as teacher.

Mrs. Uda Alexander and son, Arthur, who have been visiting her father, A. A. Goodway and family, and her brother, B. E. Goodway and family, returned to their home in La Cygne on Saturday.

SEPTEMBER 14, 1916

Mr. Albert Nicholas and Miss Rose Monahan were married in the Catholic church at Frontenac Monday morning and came here for a visit Tuesday morning with the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Emrich. Mr. Nicholas is from Girard, Kansas.

John Sutton's sale was well attended last Thursday and things sold well. Mr. and Mrs. Sutton will soon start for Colorado, where they will visit some health resorts for the benefit of Mrs. Sutton's health.

Amos Heikes sold his five acre farm adjoining town to Pete Snyder, who lives on the old Lewis place.

R. S. Cowan is about the lightest footed man in town since last Saturday, when Mrs. Cowan presented him with a nice nine pound daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Steele moved to Oak Hill yesterday, where Mr. Steele has charge of the lumber yard. Mr. Steele has been conducting the Gafford yard here the past since years and had been transferred to Oak Hill. Mr. Overton, of Pomona, has been put in charge of the yard here. He, his wife and baby came several days ago.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1916

A most beautiful home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Malcolm, of this city, last Sunday at the noon hour, when they gave their daughter, Miss Mabel, in marriage to Mr. Jesse Lilley. The ceremoney was performed by Rev. T. H. Wright, in the presence of a large number of relatives. The new couple is so well known in this community that any attempt to introduce them would be futile. Both have grown since infancy in this community, and for years the bride has been her father's most reliable assistant in his merchatile business. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Lilley and is one of Longford's most promising young men. After a short wedding trip the couple will go to housekeeping on the farm of the groom's parents.

Mrs. Jack Buchan of Manchester visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wiserman, the first of the week.

B. E. Goodway has accepted a position with the Missouri Pacific and is located at Ransom, Missouri.

They say Carl McInture is running a "jitney" these fine evenings, and that he is a most accomodating driver, too.

Mrs. Schetzer and her daughter, Mrs. Herman Hanson, went to Abilene to visit a few days.

The people of Mayfield will be interested to hear of the marriage of Miss Ethel Garvie to Mr. Arthur Doryland, of Kansas City, which is to take place this week. They will make their home in Kansas City, Mo.

SEPTEMBER 28, 1916

PUBLIC SALE--Having sold my place I will sell at public auction, at my home, adjoining Longford on the west, on Saturday, Sept. 30, the following goods and property: Bay mare, 14 years old and suckling colt; one suckling mule colt; 150 hens; lumber wagon, riding plow, walking plow, single buggy harness; oil heater, coal heater, large grind stone, various tools, rolls of wire, washing machine with new wringer, kitchen furniture, sewing machine, cook stove, dishes, canned fruit, meat grinder, barrels, rocking chairs, 3 tons coal, feed and fodder. AMOS HEIKES, owner.

Mrs. Alice Eaton, of Junction City, visited with her daughter, Mrs. Adolph Hauserman, and husband until Monday.

Marcus Wolf has a position at a garage at Barnard.

E. Fager and family are moving out to the John Dulohery farm in Pleasant Valley. Sam Gasswint and family will occupy the house vacated by the Fagers.

OCTOBER 5, 1916

Miss Sarah Eiseli and Mr. Elmer Ferguson, from Geneva, Nebraska, were married last week at the home of the bride's parents. They will live in the groom's Nebraska home. Miss Eiseli is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Eiseli and was one of Industry's most popular young ladies, and we wish them both a long and happy life.

Miss Thelma, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Goodway, of this place, and Mr. Cecil C. Moorehouse, of Manchester, were married yesterday at the court house in Abilene. May theirs be a long, happy and prosperous life.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Weller Schenberger, September 27, a daughter. Mother and baby are doing fine.

Mrs. and Mrs. Arley Demoney are the proud parents of a son, born last week. They are former residents of Mayfield, but now live near Enterprise.

Mrs. Jane Barlow, of Concordia, and her daughter, Mrs. Cora Smith, of Miltonvale, came last week to visit their niece and cousin, Mrs. W. D. Neptune and family.

Mrs. Ludwig Hauserman returned from Solomon this morning. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Walburn.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cotton of Cambridge, Nebraksa came this morning for a visit with relatives here. Mrs. Cotton is a sister of Henry Hibler's.

Mrs. E. L. Lilley spent Sunday night and Monday with her daughter, Mrs. John Faulkner.

OCTOBER 12, 1916

Taylor Foster has bought the Oliver Marty property, next to the Leader office. R. S. Cowan and family who are now occupying the property will move into the Trauger property, on Main street.

Tom Wallace was over at Minneapolis Monday and heard W. J. Bryan deliver an address. Mr. Wallace came home Tuesday morning.

Mrs. R. S. Cowan and baby and son, Harry, spent Saturday with Mrs. Cowan's mother, Mrs. S. R. Turner.

OCTOBER 19, 1916

Will Kail and Miss Martha McCosh were married in Manhattan on Friday, Oct. 6th. Their wedding, while not a complete surprise, occurred unbeknown to their many friends and acquaintances.

A. F. Hoffman made a business trip to Clay Center yesterday. Mr. Hoffman was invented an all metal halter, and was in Clay Center on business pertaining to the manufacture of his patent. This promises to be an article to meet every need of the farmers in the way of a halter.

Mrs. F. Willard West and son, Malcolm, went out yesterday to spend the balance of the week with her sister, Mrs. Jesse Lilley, and husband.

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fox last Sunday. Dr. Moore was in attendance. Mrs. Fox and the baby are both doing nicely.

OCTOBER 26, 1916

The wedding of Mr. Walter Runnalls and Miss Edith Warner occurred at the court house in Abilene yesterday. The young couple went to Abilene on the morning train, accompanied by E. D. Runnalls, father of the groom, and Mrs. Renfrow. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Warner, and the groom is known over the entire community as one of our most steady young men.

Little Donald Fox fell down the stairs at home last Thursday and fractured a bone in his left arm.

George Gasswint suffered a severe injury from a fall last Thursday. He slipped on the snow and ice, falling in such a way as to fracture a rib.

W. F. Johnrow sold his garage building to Taylor Foster the first of the week. This gives Mr. Foster a mighty nice property as he already owned that property adjoining the garage on the west.

NOVEMBER 2, 1916

Miss Grace Johns and Mr. John T. Connor were united in marriage on October 25 at the court house in Minneapolis, the ceremony being performed by Judge Baldurn. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Lillie Johns, of Longford, and the groom is a well known resident of Delphos. Mrs. Robert Foot, sister of the bride, was an attendant. The bride wore a dress of blue silk chiffon over shadow lace. The couple will make their home two miles north of Delphos.

Mrs. Robert Saunders and baby, of Downs, and her mother, Mrs. Van Fleet, and Mrs. Reddinger, of Oklahoma, came Wednesday morning for a visit with the former's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.

Miss May Sheedy is staying with her aunt, Mrs. Berger.

NOVEMBER 9, 1916

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Art Smith, of Vine, Monday.

A miscellaneous shower was held at the home of Mrs. Wm. Kiley, in honor of her daughter, Jane, and husband, Mr. Harry Norman.

NOVEMBER 16, 1916

Taylor Foster and family have moved onto the property they recently bought from Oliver Marty.

Miss Carter, who had been visiting her sister, Mrs. L. M. Yocum, since Thursday of last week, returned to her home in Clyde Monday.

Mrs. W. L. Crebbs of Abilene visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hamilton, last Thursday.

Mrs. Neptune has just received a letter from her son, Efford, in Colorado, and he says everything is very high there.

Mrs. Arnold and daughter, returned to their home at Enterprise Monday morning after visiting since Friday with Mrs. Arnold's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bender.

NOVEMBER 16, 1916

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Gasswint, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, on the 4th of this month.

J. V. Wooder of Enterprise returned home Wednesday morning after a few days visit here with his brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Agnew.

Morrison Meade has resigned his position as janitor at the school house and will operate the cream station for the Longford Co-opertive Merchantile Association. We understand that Zeno Hockett will take charge of the work at the school house.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Macy Thursday morning of last week.

Hnery Hauserman underwent an operation at Abilene last Thursday, and that night and for several days afterward it was thought he would not recover. However, we are glad to report that he is now improving.

NOVEMBER 23, 1916

Charles Johnson of Granger, Wyoming, came Monday for visit with relatives and friends, and to help his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Johnson, celebrate their golden wedding. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown and son, Harold, also made the trip to Industry to be with the parents.

A. B. Johnson has sold his dray line to Tom Gabhart. Mr. Gabhart will hold a public sale soon, after which he will move to town and take charge of the business. We understand that Mr. Gahart has bought the Mat Heigele property.

Little Max Gaylord suffered a severe burn on his face and hand last evening. He was standing in front of the heating stove in his father's store while a pail of water was accidently spilled on the flames, causing an explosion of steam and ashes. Dr. Moore dressed the burns, and said he did not consider the burns deep and that the little one would recover nicely.

NOVEMBER 30, 1916

C. Dulohery suffered a severe stroke of paralysis last Sunday and is now in a very critical condition.

Mrs. Palmateer is able to attend lodge again.

DECEMBER 7, 1916

Mrs. John Sutton, who went to Colorado for the benefit of her health, is quite poorly.

Mrs. Laura Osberg has charge of the central office at Oak Hill while the Ward family is in quarantine for scarlet fever.

Mrs. Ralph Cowan spent several days last week with her sister, Mrs. Art Smith, at Vine Creek.

Mrs. Louisa Grof, of Seattle, Washington, is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Reed, and other relatives and friends.

DECEMBER 14, 1916

Mrs. Fred Heigele and children left this morning for Caldwell, Kansas, to visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frazier.

Mark Brooks and family of Blue Rapids were here Sunday, visiting with Mrs. Brooks' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hamilton.

DECEMBER 21, 1916

Harrison Wolf suffered a sudden and serious attack of heart failure early this morning. We understand, however, that he is slightly better this afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Malcolm and daughter, Zelma, visited with Mrs. Malcolm's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Heigele, Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. T. Arnold returned home Wednesday, after a few weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. John Burgmeyer.

F. W. West and family moved into the Mrs. Anna Campbell property last Friday.

Mrs. Monahan and her daughter, Jain, who have been visiting here with Mrs. Monahan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Emrich, the past several weeks, left for their home in Frontenac Tuesday morning.

DECEMBER 28, 1916

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Swartwood last Thursday.

Mrs. Lizzie Hoffman entertained her sons and daughters and grandchildren Sunday at a big Christmas dinner. All her children were present except Wes Evans and family; Mrs. Evans was sick so they could not be present. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Fiscel of Blue Rapids, L. M. Hoffman and family of Upland, G. L. Hoffman and family, of Wakefield, A. F. Hoffman and family and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lilley. Mrs. Hoffman had a Christmas tree for her grandchildren and a most joyous day was spent.

Ethel Bilger returned from Superior, Nebraska, Sunday, after a few weeks visit with her sister, Mrs. Ed Smith.

Anna Gansel, of Blue Springs, Nebraska, is spending this week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Bilger.

Mrs. Clara Fischer of Coffeyville, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Renspease, the past three weeks, left for her home this morning.

Mrs. Tom Arnold and her brother, Henry Cook, left Monday morning for Chillicothe, Illinois, to visit their old home.

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