The Chariton Patriot, Chariton, Iowa
Wednesday, September l6, l874
MRS. GENERAL DEWEY of Tennessee, is here visiting her mother, MRS. BRANNER.
R.B. FRY's father is spending a few weeks in this place. He is from Pennsylvania, and is well pleased with this country.
TOM EWING is home after an extended business trip to eastern cities.
MR. WOOLSEY, of Louisville, Ky., is here visiting his nephew, S.H. MALLORY.
JACK BARROW is getting over a severe attack of sore eyes.
A sister of COL. BARTHOLOMEW, from Indiana, is making him a visit.
MRS. D.Q. STORIE starts soon for an extended visit to her father in Nebraska.
MRS. W.H. MAPLE is spending a few weeks in Ottumwa.
MRS. N.B. HOLLINGER is home after a month's visit to Moline, Ill.
U.S. SENATOR WRIGHT will speak at Mallory's Hall, tomorrow (Thursday) evening, and Kasson at the same place Saturday afternoon.
Fears are entertained by some of our farmers that the late rains have injured the grain in the stacks.
A. VRADENBERG is clerking for JOE SAX.
CAL BERGER is going to work in the Red Oak Record office.
HARRY LEWIS is clerking for JESSE LEWIS.
ROBT. YOUNKIN thinks of going to the State Blind Asylum at Vinton.
JOE PULLIAM has a new baby at his house.
MRS. AL HATCHER and MRS. DR. COLLINS are at their father's home in Van Buren County.
A son of MRS. NOLEN'S had his elbow badly torn while scuffling with another boy last Sunday.
Half fare to State Fair and Chicago Inter-State Exposition.
Fleas are unusually numerous and active.
CHARLEY BAUM of quincy, Ill., was in town last week. He is selling hardware for his father.
PETER WIGREN, owner of a 500 acre farm east of town, was here last week. He is keeping hotel at Burlington, and was on his way home from kansas.
With one or two exceptions, JAKE PEACOCK says Chariton does the best express business on the B. & M. Road.
The melon season draweth to a close.
MRS. POCA HOOPER has been spending some time with her relatives in this city.
The log house just north of the clinton House was recently torn down. Some of the old boys can tell of lively times there in days long ago.
Putting up stoves will soon be in order.
FRANK STALEY is learning the wagon trade with SCOVIL & JUMPER.
GENE WILKERSON is knuckling down to work on his farm.
The damp weather we have been having for a week or two past is productive of sickness. Keep fires in your houses.
BATES will have his hotel ready for occupancy in about a month.
IKE NORRIS' bus is undergoing repairs at SCOVIL & JUMPER's shop.
MISS LAURA BESTOW and sister are expected home this week.
MRS. HENRY KUBITCHEK returned home last week from a visit to New York.
FRED WOOD's wife is low with fever.
MR. PATTERSON, who playyed Haman in Esther, thinks of opening a law office here.
MRS. STEWART's select school commences next Monday.
Several of our citizens have lost hogs to having them driven away in feeders droves.
The foundry and machine shops are doing a thriving business.
The tax list this year is the smallest ever published here. the Monroe County list made over l5 columns, or three times as large as ours. In fact ours is the smallest in this section, which shows the prosperity of the people of Lucas County.
We have not been interviewed by a book agent or life insurance solicitor thus far this week -- Monday afternoon.
Fairs at Osceola, Corydon, Knoxville, Centerville, Ottumwa, Burlington and Des Moines this week. The Lucas County Fair has been postponed two weeks more, coming on the 29th, 30th, 3lst, inst.
A married man who is in the habit of going where he hadn't ought to has an egging in store for him.
Our street lamps are a good institution stormy nights. There are now 50 lamps and more going up. It gives full employment for one man to attend them.
All over town -- mud...
THOS. MUSGROVE makes an efficient night watch.
Sheriff HOLMES was off last week after HURSEY, the jail breaker, but failed to overhaul him.
Saturday and Sunday were fine days -- for ducks.
Flies will soon be going into winter quarters.
The Leader has a note from J.V. FAITH, now living on a farm near Elyric, Ohio; says he will be out here soon.
EUGENE FAWCETT, of Santa Barbara, Cal. was in town last week.
A couple of Nuns were in town this week in the interest of the Ottumwa Convent.
D.Q. STORIE is in Chicago buying goods.
CAPT. GARDNER's mother is here visiting.
State Fair at Keokuk next week; S.H. MALLORY of this place is one of the Directors.
Talk of a new millinery shop.
O.L. PALMER will be home this week from New York, having bought a large stock of goods.
D.H. MOORE has his jewelry and repair shop in STORIE's drug store.
At the District Fair at Des Moines, S.H. MALLORY and D.F. COMSTOCK were elected Directors for Lucas County.
The rain interfered some with the Albia and Indianola Fairs.
MATILDA FLETCHER speaks at the Corydon Fair tomorrow.
Circuit Court met Monday evening, and probate business occupied the time until today when the regular docket was opened. There are no cases of particular interest -- two or three divorce cases are down for a hearing.
PROF. DANFORTH -- The Esther man -- goes from here to Knoxville.
Owing to the rain our county fair has postponded (sic). See notice elsewhere.
Grapes are deliciously ripe now, and the crop is large.
Baseball is all the rage, and will last three days -- or during the tournament. Several foreign clubs are here, and some good playing will be done.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
October l6, 2003
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