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Chariton Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1901, Chariton, Iowa S. M. GREENE, Prop. CHARITON, LUCAS COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER ai, 1901. Volume 17, Number 12. THE FIREMEN'S BANQUET , Annual Banquet for Benefit of Chariton Department to be Held Dec. 3. On the evening of Tuesday, December 3, the Chariton Fire Department will give their twenty-fourth annual banquet and entertainment in the armory. Supper will be from five to eight o'clock, and from eight until ten there will be a superb entertainment of elocution, vocal and instrumental music by local talent, In place of the raffle and dance that has in former years occupied the latter part of the evening. This annual banquet of the flremen has come to be a leading social event in Chariton, and the public will attend in large numbers, as the tire lads are appreciated by everyone. The business men are contributing liberally to defray the expenses of the banquet. Tickets for the supper will be sold for fifty cents each, all holders of tickets to be entitled to seats for the entertainment afterward. The proceeds will go the treasury of the department. The Chariton fire department was organized in 1869. A hand engine and 500 feet of hose comprised the first equipment, and later a hose cart 'and an engine house were secured. Two cisterns at corners of the square were put in later, but these soon proved of little use. When the school house burned through the inefficiency of the equipment, a fine Silsby fire engine was purchased, and a hook and ladder outfit was also bought. The fire engine burned up in the engine house some years ago, and a new one was purchased, and is still doing duty as bast it can without any water works. The fire company has done and is doing noble work, considering the manner in which it is handicapped by absence of water works, and it is hoped that the water supply will be secured before we are visited by a disastrous fire. ì _ CHURCH NOTES. St. Andrews' Guild will hold their -...annual sale.and supper on Wednesday, December 11. ' Thé Catholic church of ' this city Is now entirely equipped with Stained glass windows of a very pretty design. The Ladies Aid, of the Methodist church, have arranged to hold their annual sale and supper on December •5th, beginning at 2 o'clock. Rev. Press Irwin is thankful for the gift of a pulpit stand from the Baptist church of this city, to be used in his M. E. church in Indianola. The Sunday school of the Baptist church observed their annual bible day service on Suuday evening, by an entertaining program. A collection was taken for the purpose of supplying bibles in mission Sunday schools and 4 elsewhere when needed. Thanksgiving services will be held n our city churches at the regular preaching hour next Tnursday. It has been decided by the ministerial association that the congregations assemble in their usual places of worship, Instead of at a union service as heretofore. The Presbyterian ladies will serve eupper in the Smyth building on Friday evening, the 22nd Inst., beginning at 5 o'clock. The public are cordially invited to bring their appetites to this place, where the ladies guarantee » satisfying portion. Sale all afternoon, beginning at 2 o'clock. The pastorate of tbe Catholic cburch at Melrose was filled last week : by the apointment of Father Thomas Browning, of Davenport, to the priestship. The people of Melrose desired Father Waldron from this city •t for. their pastor, but the Bishop decided otherwise, and the Catholic church of this city may count itself fortunate that Father Waldron was not moved. A mission meeting was held in the SSwedlsh Lutheran cburch from Monday till Wednesday evening of this week. It was the regular monthly mission meeting of the southeastern section of Iowa, and is held here Vabout once a year. Three meetings a day were held during the progress of tbe meeting, the congregation parti-cipating in the religious exercises with fervor. The pastors present • from abroad to assist Rev. Borg were: £ev. A. Korr bom, president; of Swedc8burg, ^©resident; Rev. P. M. Linden, of Cen-^wlnrille, secretary; Rev. Eugene T. 'lilndeen, of M unter ville; Rev. A. G Xbder, of Salina; and Rev. A. Gun- ¿ I»!«, of Ottura«». ' Stanerai annouoeemeot cards print- J ¿a abort.potioe at this office. | Under the Orange Blossoms f Woods-Oliver. "Mr. F. N. Woods, son of our Postmaster I. N. Woods, and Miss Lena Oliver, of Osceola, were married October 11. They came last Sunday for a day's visit at the groom's old home and their friends were greatly surprised to learn of their marriage. I. N. and family had, however, heard of the event and, though they kept it a secret from others, prepared to fcon-tribute a slight surprise themselves. So they fixed up a; very nervy an. nouncement of the "Wizard of the West," and had it printed on the back of an old piece of patent inside. The modest young folks were very much shocked to think their wedding had been so loudly announced in the home paper and it is. likeiy the poor editor would have been licked if Mrs F. N. had not discoverad in time that tbe ads on the back of the different clippings were not alike. Mr. Woods is travlingsalesman.forthe Dain Manufacturing Co., of O'ttumwa, and the present home of the happy couple is at Osceola."—This item, from the Woodburn Record, will be of interest to our Lucas county readers, since the groom was born and partly raised in our county. Nobody was more favorably known In Warren township than Newell Woods and family and the many friends and relat'ves here unite in wishing Fred and bride a happy and prosperous life. Town Team vs. Noxalls. An interesting football game will played iu Springlake addition on Thanksgiving day, beginning at three o'clock p. m., between the Chariton team a'nd a team from the Noxall Club of young men. Both teams are practicing assiduously, and a swift and spicy game is looked for. The line up will be as follows:— Noxall Club. Chariton. Perry........— 1 e.........Johnson Culbertson.......It.. .........Storie Ford.............1 g......... Boylan Ilasselquist..... c ...........Young Gookin........... rg...........White Blake____....____r t......J Hickman Ei ken berry,......re........ .Hamilton Bartholomew— qb.....H Hickman Jackson (Capt.).. 1 li ..Galloway (Cap.) Manning........r h........Anderson Ivridelbaugh.....fb ............Dalin Millinery Moving. On account of their rapidly increasing trade, Mrs. Goldsberry has been compelled to look up larger, better lighted and better equipped rooms. She has leased the Smyth room, lately vacated by Fn^ai,- &: Son's furniture store, and will relit the same with up-to-date furniture and when completed, it will present a metropolitan appearance. Mrs. Goldsberry expects to be located iu her new place of business by the first of December. Let Us Laugh Together. Chariton Camp 272 M. W. A. take pleasure in announcing to their friends that they have secured the services of the popular Reader, Humorist, Banjoist, Mr. Horace Huron, the musical fun maker of the Modern Woodman of America. Opera House Thursday evening, December 5. Everybody come. Admission 10 ets. __ 12-2t Bzpreaa Elevator«. To the man who is accustomed to buildings where staircases are still useful as well as ornamental the speed of the "express" elevators In New York skyscrapers is disturbing. Recently an "up state" man, who was being shown about the city by a friend, was taken at last up to the sixteenth story of one of tha high buildings. He went up in a "local" elevator, at moderate speed, but even that caused him to suffer many qualms before he stepped out on the firm landing. In coming down to street level again they took an "express." With one switch of the handle and a few sparks from the controlling apparatus they were deposited on the ground floor. The city man asked the other if "that was quick enough" for him. "Quick enough!" he exclaimed. "Why, I might Just as well have jumped."—New York Post A Gbostly Satellite. Under certain conditions there may be seen In the night sky, exactly opposite to the place where the sun may then be, a faint light, sounded in outline, to which the name "gegenschien" has been given. It has always been a mystery to astronomers, but Professor Pickering suggested that it may be a cemetery or meteoric satellite of tbe earth. He thinks it may be composed of a cloud of meteors 1,000,000 miles from the eartb and revolving around It in a period of Just one solar year, so that the sun and the gbostly satellite are always on opposite aides of tbe eartb. ■ ; y..-^ -.;,, Show Thb Hbhald to your friendB. COURT HOUSE NOTES. Items of Interest Gathered From the Capitol Building of Lucas County. Titles to the following real estate in Lucas county have been changed this week as follows: Sarah E. and F. C. Sigler to William C. Brown,^80 acres in White-breast twp, $2100. William H. Pierce and wife to Geo. II. Dewey 40 acres in Washington twp, $1440. Jane C. Marsh to E. S. Anderson, 39 acres in Benton twp, $1560. Tbos H. Irwin and wife to O. H. Robinson and George M. Van Evera, 600 acres in Union twp, $21,400. T. H. Irwin and wife to David L-Sowder, 40 acres in Union twp, $1600. Jane Branner to J. A. Brown, 40 acres in Cedar twp, $1.00. J. A. Brown and wife to E. O. Dorr et al, 40 acres in Cedar twp, $1.00. S. A, and W. M. Knight to D. S. Myers, land in Lincoln twp, $550. J. B. W.vatt and wife to David J. Scott, 5} acres in Union twp, $3000. David J. Scott and wife to J. B. Wyatt, 80 acres in Warren twp, $3200. Derbv Cemetery Co. to Nancy A. Williams, lot in cemetery, $20. M. A. Clinton et al to J. F. Sprague, part of lot in Russell, $220. P. Y. Van Arsdale and wife to Otto A. and N. A. Englund, 1 lot in Chariton, $500. Edmond Hayes to S. D. Hickman, i lot in Chariton, $250. Mary J. Vinsel to Geo McNeeley, 1 lot in Russell, $1200. J. F. Woodridge and wife to Big Hill Coal & Mining Co, part of 1 lot in Lucas, $20. J. P. Knotts and wife to Big Hill Coal & Mining Co, 1 lot in Lucas, $75. Robert L. Gilbert to J. D. Threl-lceld, 3 lot in Chariton. $85. Charles A. Rowland and wife to Benjamin Clouse, 1 lot in Chariton, $1950. John Watkins to Louisa Lewis, 8 lots in Cleveland, $500, Chariton Cemetery Co to L, D. Monroe, I lot-in. Chariton cemetery, $12.50. Mary E. Scherdin to Big Hill Coil & Mining Co, part of 1 lot in Lucas, $20. Mary A. Wilkinson to Rig Hill Coal & Mining Co, 1 lot in Lucas, $75. Ira E. and Alice Stone to J. R. Hurford, 1 lot in Chariton, 81000. Jedidiah Knotts and wife to Thomas S. Jones, 1 lot in Lucas, $75. Perry J. McKinley and wife to J. B Bryan, 40 acres in Lincoln twp, $11150. Gust L. Johnson and wife to Lucas Co for District No. 3, English twp, land in English twp, $30. William L. Curt,is and wife to Joseph M. Carson, 100 acres in Liberty township, $8640. J. F. Spiker and wife to Richard E. Spiker, 80 acres in English twp, $3200. Arden Jones and wife to A. F. and Lizzie B. Hunter, 10 acres in Benton twp, $200. Joseph Stoneking to Lucinda Stone-king, 200 acres in Pleasant twp, Love and Affection. The Marrlave Care. One remedy against indigestion is matrimony. At least The Lancet tells us that it is the celibate young barrister, tbe lonely curate In lodgings, the struggling bachelor Journalist or business man or clerk who suffers most from premature dyspepsia because he eats alone. He generally reads during his meals, which Is bad, or he reads directly he has bolted his food, which is likewise bad. Obviously, therefore, matrimony is a bar to Indigestion.— Lady's Pictorial. Tastes Differ. Dealer-F-Here, madam, Is a horse 1 can recommend—sound, kind— 'Old Lady—Oh, I don't want that sort of a horse. He holds his head high. Dealer—Eh? Old Lady—I like a horse that holds bis nose close to tbe ground, so he can see where he's going.—New York Weekly. Which Was Itt "Are we slaves or are we free men?" thundered the orator. "1 pause for a reply." "Some of,us are married," came the answer from tbe last row of seats. A city of Botiin* Sprimr*. Carlsbad has been humorously described as being built on the lid of a boiling kettle, which Is almost literally true, as It stands on a crust of com-Illative thinness through which rise several mineral springs. The most abundant and most used of these springs Is the Sprudel, which discbarges 130.000 gallons a day of various temperatures. Tbe water of tbebot springs has been famous for more than a centrry as a "cure" for various complaints, and tbe town can nearly always boaxt of its royal visitors during th* season from May 1 to Sept 20. I Lodges and Societies, f t * Odd Fellows at Osceola. More than thirty members of the I. O. O. F. lodge of'this city went to Osceola oh Tuesday evening to attend the dedicatory exercises of the new Odd Fellows building and hall there. The working team here conducted the second degree work in the evening's program, and all who attended report a most enjoyable time. Those who went were:— A. D. Gray, J. O. Becker, T. H. Maxwell, C. F. Goltry, J. W. Culbert-son, O. A. Ilougland, W. M. Householder, M. M. Perry, Ernest Gasser, D. N. Rogers, C. A. Flynn, Pete Ply-mate, IT. II. Wishart, S. G. West, C.A.Roland, F. D. Niswender, H. W. Buruside, Ottumwa, C. E. Stewart, John Clark, Harry Nelson, Joe Piymate, J. E Stanton, Al Poush, Fred Newman, J. O. Crips and wife, Jake Mcltlveen and wife. Will. Schreiber, George Gardner, L. II. Busselle, Ben Meadows, J. P. Some stlne, O. E. Fluke, Ezra Foster. Regular meeting of W. R. C. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 2 p. m.—Nina Larimer, Secy. McCowan's Lecture Canceled. The Epworth League Lecture Course met with a misfortune in the concellatlon of Hervey Smith McCowan's lecture, which was to have been held tonight. Mr. McCowan, who is under the direction of the Central .Lyceum Bureau, wrote that Bureau informing them that he would be compelled to take a six months' rest, owing to a narrow escape from a stroke of apoplexy. The Bureau wrote to President May Waynick, of the League here, offering several other good numbers to fill the date tonight, but after deliberation the League cabinet decided to take more time to select a substitute for Mr. McCowan, so as to get the best possible. The lecture tonight came rather close On the tirst number, anyway, and as'the third number, Dr. Frank Bristol, comes on December 14, it will be pl-snty of time to have Mr. Mc-Cowaiif'S substitnte some timb during January. The patrons of the course may feel sure that the best talent available will be secured for the vacancy in the winter's program. Following is Mr. McCowan's letter to the lecture, bureau:— "My dear Mr. Pelham:—I am compelled to write you a letter which I much regret is, inevitable. Three physicians who have Had me in their care for two weeks compel me to cancel al: engagements for both lecturing and business. They say that I barely escaped a stroke of apoplexy, and that for six months must do nothing unless it is outdoor employment. I start for Arizona in a week or ten days. I regret exceedingly that this should be at this season instead of spring if it had to happen at all. 1 wish to thank you for your kindness and courtesy in all our relations. Sincerely yours, (Signed) II. S. McCowan." Strictly Appropriate. One of the pretty Sunday school teachers has a class of little girls, and It is her custom to tell them each Sunday of some little Incident that has happened in the week and request the children to quote a verse of Scripture to Illustrate the story. In this way she hopes to Impress the usefulness or Biblical knowledge upon the little ones. Last Sunday she told her class of a cruel boy who would catch cats and cut their tails off. "Now, can any little girl tell me of an appropriate verse?" she asked. There was a pause for a few moments, when one little girl arose and in a solemn voice said: "Whatsoever God has Joined together let no man put asunder."—Carthage Press. Told Him. An old Scottish farmer, being elected a member of the local school board, visited the school and tested the Intelligence of the class by bis questions. The first Inquiry was: "Noo, boys, can ony o' you tell me what naethlng Is?" After a moment's silence a small boy In a back seat arose and replied: "It's what ye gi'e me t'other day for baudin yer hourse!"—London Answers. Above Soaplclon. On being Informed that a member'of bis race had been sentenced to the penitentiary for forgery, Biother Dickey exclaimed: "Dat's what comes er dls yer eddicatlon. Thank de good Lawd I nerer could read or write, en, what's mo,' I never will!"—Atlanta Constitution. In Abyssinia tbe coffee plant grow* wild In great profusion and derives Its name from Kaffa, a district of that country. V T. J. PHILLIPS AS A HERO The Sioux City Tribune Relates Personal Anecdotes of the Ex-Candidate. Thomas Jefferson Phillips, of Ottumwa, la., the defeated candidate for governor of Iowa, made a campaign which was unique in its speechlessness but effective of its kind and the heroism of the man deserves recognition before he is buried beneath the oblivion of Cummins' remarkable plurality. Men of tbe Phillips family have been miners for generations in Wales—are now—and probably the leader of Iowa's democracy was not the tirst to save lives in a mine accident. It must be remembered that out of politics Mr. Phillips is mine superintendent, the"boss" among 2,500 employes. He is tall, sturdy, warm hearted. It vis in 1862, when he was in charge of Lucas county mines that a cage in shaft two at Cleveland left the guides two hundred feet down. Six men were imprisoned. They could neither escape up nor down. Below was certain death. Down the rope slid Phillips where no one else dared go, with hatchet and bar to release the cage. The six men were hoisted— back to light and life. A grateful colored woman in Lucas county, Iowa, could tell another episode. Her husband, Charles Johnson, with Charles Faye, was hoisting coal. A block fell on the signal lever, two hundred feet above; a bell rang "Up," and the cage shot upward. Faye jumped but Johnson caught between curbing and cage and was dragged fifty feet upward. Three inches was the space. Miners swarming above, heard the dying man beg to be taken home to die. Men looked at the rope and turned pale. Suddenly a big man, with ax and bar at his waist, slid down the rope that disappeared in the gloom below. For two wretched hours in stuffy air and odor of a ghastly wound he chopped until the cage was freed. When it reached the bottom live hundred miners cheered. Then* therB was a ci'y aod a hush:" Mr. Phillips is dead." He had toppled and fallen in a faint of exhaustion. They curried his body and Johuson's to tbe top and Phillips soon recovered. Johnson's piteous cry to die at home was not in vain. By General .Superintendent Phillips' recommendation the widow was paid a sum which has k^pt her comfortable, all these years.— Sioux City Tribune. A Night Express Train on the Nlckle Plate Road. A change of schedule for departure of train 6 from Chicago on the Nickle Plate Road, provides a convenient express train for Ft. Wayne, Findlay, Fostoria, Cleveland, Erie, Dunkirk, Buffalo, New York City, Boston and all points east, leaving Chicago daily at 11:20 p. m., reaching New York Citv 6:50 second morning, Boston 10:07 second morning; also all other points east of Buffalo on same time as heretofore. Sleeping car open for reception of passengers to retire at their convenience, after 9:30 p. m. Daily train from Chicago at 10:35 a. m. reaches New York City following afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Boston 5:20. Daily train from Chicago at 2:30 p. m. reaches New York at 7:35 p. m. next day. Through vestibuled sleeping car. Meals served in Nickel Plate dining-cars, on individual' Club Meal plan, ranging in price from 35c to $1.00. No excess fares on any train of the Nickel Plate Road. Chicago depot, Van Buren St. and Pacific A v., on the Elevated Loop. For further information, write John Y. Calahan, General Agent, 111 Adams St., Chicago. 13 2t Public Sale. As I am going to leave Lucas county, I will sell at public auction, on Wednesday, November 27, at my farm, one and a half miles north of Chariton, my live stock, farm implements etc. Usual terms. Sale to commence at ten o'clock. C. A. Carlson. M. E. Sale and Supper. The ladles of the M. E. Church will hold their annual sale and supper on Thursday, December 5th. Supper in the basement to be served at 5 o'clock and sale in the church parlors. A splendid bill of fare for 25 cents. Farm Loans Cheap. See Galloway Land & Loan Co., office Blake block. | The Grim Reaper's Harvest j MWiwmMwiMnmmiwiMiA^ : - Wells The readers of the Herald will be pained to learn that Sidney Wells, father of County Clerk Wells, died last Monday morning at his home in Cedar township, from the injuries received by falling from a wagon near his home on the Tuesday preceding, as recorded in this paper last week. It will be remembered that Mr. Wells was standing in aspring wagon, while his son Ira was driving. It seems that the dog was standing In the wagon also, and as the wagon gave a lurch the animal fell against Mr. Wells' legs, throwing him cfl! his balance and out of the wagon. He sustained injuries which resulted in paralysis of the bowels, which with his army trouble, brought on his death as above stated. Mr. Wells was born in Susquehanna county, Pa., on June 3, 1834. He came to Iowa in 1850, passing through tbe state as a government surveyor and locating in Minnesota. There be was married in 1854 to Miss Sarah W. Hay den, and they came to Jackson county, Iowa, soon after, and then to Lucas county In 1856. Here they have made their home ever since. Eight children have been born to them, six of whom survive. Mrs. Lina M. Smith and Roscoe S. Wells are deceased, and Mrs. Ida Epperson, of Kansas, Mrs. Mary Newman, of near Albia, Charles, of Pleasant township, Sidney L., of Kansas, E. S., of this city, and Ira H., who lived with his parents, are the children that unite with their mother in mourning the loss of the father. Deceased was a member of the TJ. B. Church at the time of his death, and was a consistent and faithful member. He served over three years iu Company II, First Iowa Cavalry, during the war. One season after his marriage was spent at the gold mines ot Pike's Peak. For many years he was one of the supervisors of Lucas county, and has always been an honored and respected citizen, ehteeiiai;i t by ? a^l l ' ,,i5 7i who knew him. Ilis loss is. to tj&SL^s» whole-county, as well as to his family, who have sincere sympathy in their sorrow. Funeral services were held at the New Bethel chursh yesterday at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. B. Ilix of Muicatine. Interment was made in theMcDermott cemetery.un-\ier the auspices of the Grand Army. To School Officers. Seven life convicts in tbe Iowa penitentiaries for murder will petition the legislature this winter for pardon. Just what good It would do tbe common wealth to pardon tbem we are not at present prepared to state. The consent of the board to any particular measure, obtained of individual members when not in session, is not the act of the board, and is not bindiug upon the district. 07 Iowa, 104. The law does not contemplate any purchase of maps, charts, or other apparatus, that cannot be paid for with surplus contingent funds. 80 Iowa, 121. But all such articles will be bought for cash with unappropriated contingent funds in the treasury. A chart vender has appeared in the county with an article seemingly valued by himself, at $47.50. It is in evidence that he has sold this chart in one district for $27.50, in another for $fi4.00, in another for $18.00, and in another for $15.00, accepting, in some instances, school orders for settlement. The chart may be all right, but the price is evidently wrong; and while many of our schools are in need of apparatus, it would seem advisable for school officers to take ample time for investigation when contemplating the purchase of needed supplies. Very respectfully, It C. F. Goltry, Co. Supt. Reckless Driving. Mrs. Maria Bartlett and daughter, of Des Moines, who are in the city visiting her father, Mr. David Funk, met with a serious accident on Sunday morning. They were driving to Oakley, and out in the northwest part of the city where the oil tanks are located, their driver undertook a race with another driver on the road, and in this process of fast driving Mrs. Bartlett and daughters were thrown violently to the ground, as the carriage upset, and sustained severe and serious injuries. Besides being bruised and shaken up Mrs. Bartlett received a deep gash in ber neck and. bad bruises about the bead. Tbe drivers were arrested for their fast driving, wbich endangered tbe traveling public, and will be brought before the mayor tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock to answer for their cond uct. Ever notice that the blgber tbe stool that an office man sits on, »thft -lower bis salary?—Atchison Globe,
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