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Garden Grove Express ~ Thomas Quayle ~ Decatur County, Iowa
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: March 31, 2004 at 13:32:30
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Garden Grove Express
June 21, 894
Garden Grove, Iowa


S. H. AMOS' little girl has been quite sick the past week, but is now better.

J. L. WASHBURN, Leroy's real estate man, was in Garden Grove on Monday last.

Harry SMITH came down from Des Moines Monday to visit with his parents.

Mrs. W. M. WOOD spent a few days the first of the week in Davis City,
visiting relatives.

Mrs. C. B. FRAZE is gone this week visiting with friends in Des Moines and

>From the flaming bills hung in the windows here, we judge that Leon is making
considerable of an effort for her celebration.

Miss Jessie WILSON returned on Monday from Clearfield, where she has been
engaged as trimmer in a millinery store. She will remain during the summer.

The material for the repair of the engine house at the reservoir has arrived
and the carpenters will be set to work in a few days making good the damage
occasioned by the fire.

The first of the series of union services, held at the Presbyterian church
last Sunday evening, called out a crowded church. Rev. BENNETT preached an able
sermon on the subject, "God in Nature."

A meeting was held at Miller Bros. store Monday evening to consider the
matter of celebrating the 4th. It was, however, deemed advisable not to make any
effort this year, it being too late to begin.

J. J. EVANS announces himself as candidate for the office of county recorder,
subject to the will of the republicans of Decatur county. If Jim gets there,
the county will have a fine recorder. - Weldon Messenger.

Our friends of the press have said many pleasant things in regard to our
having taken charge of THE EXPRESS. It might tickle our vanity to publish them
but perhaps they would not be particularly interesting to others.

Thos. QUAYLE, of Garden Grove, made us a pleasant call last Saturday evening.
He was attending court, and we enjoyed an interesting agricultural chat.
Mr. QUAYLE recently shipped a fine lot of steers of his own feeding, to Chicago.
- Fact.

Wallace BRUCE expects to start on his trip to Boston to-day. He will go by
way of Washington and New York city. He will have traveled nearly 8,000 miles
by the time he gets back. Wallace has promised to write us some letters by
the way.

We understand that the potato bugs have put in an appearance in this vicinity
again this year. We already had a drought, a democratic administration and
the promise of the 17-year locusts, and now come the potato bugs. What have
the people of this county been doing?

E. S. SANKEY, one of Leon's real estate agents, and A. M. WEBSTER, of
Washington, Ill. were here last Saturday looking up a land deal. Southern Iowa land
is getting to be considered a good investment by Illinois people and they are
right. It cannot fail to steadily rise in value.

J. O. PARRISH, of this place, has a well written article in last week's
Journal advocating the election of delegates to the county convention by ballot
instead of by the present system of township caucus. The plan would be a good
one provided the people could be induced to come out and vote.

Agent STROHL informs us that one day last week they took in at this station
nearly $500, about $475 of which was for stock shipped from here on that day.
That is certainly a good record for a town of this size and one which we
believe will compare favorably with any town in the county.

We notice that the board of supervisors of Ringgold county have divided that
county into districts for the election of supervisors. That might be a good
thing for this county and then perhaps every candidate would not have to agree
to build another bridge over Grand River in order to be elected.

We are glad to receive for publication reports from the various school
districts giving items of interest concerning the school, but we cannot undertake to
publish the standing of individual pupils in the several branches. Our space
will not permit it. Hence, we hope that our friends among the teachers will
not feel grieved if we cut out matter of that kind from their reports.

To be continued....

Copied by Stacey McDowell Dietiker
March 31, 2004

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