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New Era, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1887, Humeston, Iowa t th at Iowa as Second-Class Mail NUMBER 197 HUMESTON WAYNE CO IOWA OCTOBER 13 1887 81.25 PER YEAR Humeston Iowa Tins beautiful little city is located in the northwest cornel ot Wayne the junction of Wayne Lucas and Decutur counties It is surrounded by one of the best and most communities to be found anywhere Has three railroads the C B K W and H it S- and its road facilities in all four directions are un- equaled It is in the great blue grass section ot Iowa and fine stock is a specialty in this locality Humeston has good churches schools good banks and else that goes to make a good town Property is cheap rents are very low and it is an easy matter to secure a home here Business men do ness on their own Good inducements to all kinds of industries are offered and location hunters will do well to give Humeston a call and unless they wish to in some business that is well represented they will find a rood THE WEEK'S Martin W Simpson a nephew of Dr J D W light and a young man ot who b ds fair to attain eminence in profession as a minister ot the gospel WHS ordained at Humeston on Ft the ult and afterward installed as tor of the Humeston and Grand Rev J H Anghey was ent and assisted in the iton Herald Levi an ingenious mechanic of Indianola has constructed an entire most equal TO the wonder pigmy was on exhibition at the tennial It is built on a 25 cent piece the whole outfit weighing but a over three grains It must have been quite a contrast to the enormous Corliss engine when on exhibition in the Same building The most important meeting in the history of the church of Iowa will be held In Keokuk October The synod of the entire state meets here and it is the al of the establishment of the first church in This was at West Point JLee county and Col liam Patterson of was its fitst City Speaking ot sneak thieves Garden Grove has had one that takes the whole bakery On Monday of last week someone entered the Pennsylvania House at that place went up stairs and went to bed as they found a bed the next morning that as though some one had slept in it He entered the hoime through the kitchen and went out the way while the occupants were asleep As he stole nothing but a nigLt s lodging the loss was not very gieat The grand chapter of Royal Arch son concluded at day of last week with a public tion officers as Grand high priest Dr C H Cogswell Cedar Rapids deputy grand high priest H 0 McNeill Sioux City grand king F H Loring grand scribe G H- Ormsby Shenandoah grand treasurer T J horn ML John Parish ry De Mentus Alfred Wingate ry Des Moines The began its session Thursday Tho sentence of the court in the ter of the States of Iowa against Owens for the shooting of Cloak was one In the county jail Judge Traverse instructed the clerk not to put the sentence on record giving the prisoner until the end of the term of court to the costs of prosecution some or and fine of It the fine and costs be not forthcoming by the time the Judge closes up the ness op this term ot court the repose a year in Journal Last Thursday under the direction of Sheriff Skinner the body of the boy suspected of having come to his death from poison administered by his mother Mrs Trevaner was at Essex Dr Lewellon of this place and Dr loV of removed the of the body containing organs to be examined for a and sent it to Iowa City The accused mother still in jail having failed to cure the necessary bond for release The case will be up for trial at the next term of Herald Rev W B Thompson his introductory sermon at the M E church on last Sabbath to a large attentive He made a most excellent im- His torte seems to be I ing and he about it with an I and which to and His manner is matter good and his neat and scholarly The people weie evidently pleased and as are two sides to the we trust that the minuter was pleased also and we hope that abundant fruit mav be b ought forth and remain Record The Grand lodge Knights of Pythias of Iowa met at Cedar Rapids week over two hundred delegates being pre- sent There was a fine parade day afternoon The following officers were Grand Chancellor Com- mander Ed W Dubuque grand vice-chancellor J M Crockett Steward grand prelate George H vens master of ex- chequer W G Mercer Burlington grand keeper ol records seals D Walker Mt Pleasant grand arms T J Moss of J D M Hamilton of Fort Madison was elected to the supreme A young man named Morehouse was arrested on Monday charged with ing from Deputy B T Jared On the night previous he slept in the front part of the jail with young Jared and during the night sometime went through his pockets taking 01 this sum was found by Mr Jared's Young Morehouse was known to have no money yet he ed a ticket for Humeston and upon his return was arrested and turned over the amount he had saying lie had He had bis preliminary Esquire Brown and was bound over to couit in default of winch he went to jail Times From the report of the secretary of state of Iowa it appears that the of school lands which the state has received under the congressional grants is about acres According to the state records there yet remains of these lands unpatented by the state 137 799 acres these lands are sold by the state on a partial credit contract with the purchaser The minimum price at which they can be sold is per acre and they can be sold for cash iu hand for one- third cash down and the balance on ten years time with interest nt 8 per crnt per annum A patent of course is issued when the terms of the contract are fully complied L C Hendershot of Ottumwa was in the city Monday looking up statistics in regard to divorce cases He comes here as an employe of the government and will visit every clerk's office in the state It is the purpose to secure these statistics throughout the United Slates that congress may be enlightened on the subject and suitable laws passed on this subject that will be uniform through out the Union The question he looks up in every divorce case 1 State 2 County 3 State or county m while ried 4 year married 5 year divorced 6 married 7 Cause ot which divorce 8 Absolute or limited S Number of children by the same 10 Husband 01 wife nal A diabolical attempt was made to wreck the excursion train on the D M O S road Saturday morning Between ville and Harding the road crosses a row stream on a bridge and a tie had been stuck upright through this bridge The engine struck it and swerved it to one side so it passed on with a hard jolt and the pilot broken as all the damage done Had the tie been more exactly in the middle of the bridge the train would have doubled up and rolled down the bank Two cars were crowded with ex- to Moines and their cape is something to be thankful for lii the early part of the summer similar at- were discovered in that region but frustrated before trains arrived No clew to the perpetrators is found Osceola Another wreck at Happy Hollow last week Last afternoon a flange on the engine of first section of No 26 broke and derailed the engine The second section was so close behind that before it could be stopped it ran into the other train smashing things up con- but luckly injuring none of the men A brakeman was scratched a little on the face that was all There was a wreck a lew that was more serious A night operator at IV abash Crossing to sleep and let a train past that he bad orders to bold Tbe a collision in a tor both and and a badly hurt and both en- gines so badly smashed that they cannot be repaired The operator caused all the trouble skipped ior the woods and has not beed keai d of Press The Railroad yesterday their investigation ot the dent east of Afton on the C B Q September 7 and submitted it to the Aiter examining all the facts in the case the Commissioners conclude without going further into the tacts of this case we may sum it up by saying that horn beginning to end every take made by every one having any re- sponsibility m the tragic affair arose from that things were thus and so instead of getting at the real acting on certain knowledge Thus it was suppose assume and being taken for when no one knew from actual knowledge of the real facts except in was the flagman and on this assumption acted or more correctly failed to with the sad result we all deplore In railroad nothing must be taken for granted ing must be presumed In case of doubt take the sale Oct 9 Tuesday evening two wagons moving from county 111 camped for the night just east of town At about 2 o'clock Wednesday the pants of one were alarmed by cries ftom the other which was occupied by Lincoln Richards his wife and child from 111 t bound for Page county Iowa On getting out they fied to find that Richards wagon was enveloped in flames with no hope of saving anything It seems that ards his wife and seven weeks old infant had gone to sleep leaving a fire burning in a small stove in the wagon which in gome way had ignited the beding and wagon bed They awoke and found everything in flames but succeeded in getting out Once outside they thought of the babe and Mr Richards got up on the wagon and pulled out a lot of ding throwing it on the ground His wife at the other side of the wagon was calling for her baby and thinking it still in vehicle Mr R continued to search for it in the flames It was ly found on the ground a lot of bed clothes by some of the people who went to then assistance but not until and wife had been very severely burned as was also the babe They were taken to the house ol Joel Milliken and their wounds dressed All three are badly burned and have lost in the wearing line they pos sessed The case is one which calls for action at once and we hope our people will take that crat We mentioned last week that a man had been shot at Centerville but could not give particulars We find the lowing regarding the incident in the Centerville Journal At about 6 o'clock Monday night Marshal Gay was called by telephone to the Tremont House ths K ic W depot to arrest a stranger who had offered an insult to one ot the Stewart girls of the hotel The marshal immediately went to the depot and found his man at Mr Nicholson's jewel ry store arrested him and took him back to the hotel to learn tbe particulars of the stranger's conduct Leaving him on the porch ot the hotel with Robt Stewart the marshal went to speak with the young lady who had received the insult The prisoner concluded that this would be a good time to skip and accordingly skipped but had not gone lar when the WHS notified and in pursuit He commanded the stranger to link but no attention being paid to Gay then fired a couple of shots from his revolver nto tho air to the fugitive But the pursued still ran and a third shot was fired by the marshal which took effect in the prisoner's neck and passed through the head coming out at his month This ot course had the desired effect The stranger was carried into the Tremont House and medical attention summoned Dr Reynolds pronounced the wound a serious one but net sarily fatal and the wounded man is at this time getting as well as could be expected He had only arrived here that day and hU name as John Diltz hailing from Lewisburg Missouri where I MJB hit father HOME GKO BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT atten por cent interest A general blinking exchange arid collection business fidelity and promptness 3 Traders Bank Chicago linker I -j Nat Hank New York KL frit SIGN erson HUMESTON IOWA IS THE PLACE TO BUY MEDICINES PAINTS OILS WINDOW GLASS SCHOOL BOOKS TRUSSES LAMPS ETC T GOODS AT LOWEST Trade Solicited Dealer in all kinds of F RESH MEATS SAUSAGES LARD ETC I IOWA prices guaranteed Cash paid for hides furs and poultry Fat hogs and cattle wanted HUMESTON IOWA HEADQUARTERS FOR WATCHES JEWELRY Clocks Silverware Notions Wallpaper Paints OILS VARNISHES WINDOW BLINDS NOTIONS BOOKS AND A FULL LINE OF COME TO HUMESTON SCHOOLS Opened September 12 1887 NON-RESIDENT PUPILS RECEIVED The young people of Wayne and adjoining counties who wish to at- tend a good school are cordially invited to come to Humeston Course of study is thorough and practical Those expecting to teach or are fitting themselves for college will find our schools equal to any in the county while the expenses are very light For circulars or any information re- garding rooms books etc address J F HOLIDAY Principal
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