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New Era, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1887, Humeston, Iowa t th Fostoffice at Hnmeston. 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 couutj, nertr the junction of Wayne, Lucas. Clai-k and Decutur counties. It is surrounded by one of the best and most thritty taimiug communities to be found anywhere. Has three railroads, the C. B Q-, K. W. and H. it S-, and its rail- 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, g-ood schools, good banks, and everything- 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 busi- ness on their own Good inducements to all kinds of manufaoturing: industries are offered, and location hunters will do well to give Humeston a call, and unless they wish to eng-agre in some business that is well represented, they will find a rood THE WEEK'S HA.EVEST, Martin W. Simpson, a nephew of Dr. J D. W light, and a young man ot prom- who b ds fair to attain eminence in profession as a minister ot the gospel, WHS ordained at Humeston. on Ft u'ay the 29th ult. and afterward installed as pas- tor of the Humeston and Grand R-Ver chuichfs. Rev. J, H. Anghey was pres- ent and assisted in the iton Herald. Levi Tavlur an ingenious mechanic of Indianola has constructed an entire al- most equal TO the Waterbnry wonder. Thi-. pigmy was on exhibition at the cen- tennial. It is built on a 25 cent srold piece, the whole outfit weighing but a iraction 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 Persbytenan church of Iowa will be held In Keokuk, October 20tb. The synod of the entire state meets here, and it is the semi-centenni- al of the establishment of the first Pres- byterian church in Iowa- This was at West Point, JLee county, and Col. Wil- liam Patterson, of Keokub, was its fitst City. Speaking ot sneak thieves, Garden Grove, has had one that takes the whole bakery. On Monday nigVit 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 Ma- son concluded at Wednes- day of last week with, a public installa- tion officers as follows: Grand high priest. Dr. C. H. Cogswell, Cedar Rapids deputy grand high priest, H. 0. McNeill, Sioux City; grand king. F. H. Loring, CKkaloosa; grand scribe, G. H- Ormsby, Shenandoah; grand treasurer, T. J. Van- horn, ML. Pleasnt; John Parish, secreta- ry, De Mentus; Alfred Wingate, secreta- ry, Des Moines. The grandcommandery began its session Thursday. Tho sentence of the court, in the mat- ter of the States of Iowa against Owens, for the shooting of Cloak, was one In the county jail. Judge Traverse atterwaids 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 busi- ness op this term ot court, the defi-ndent repose a year in Journal. Last Thursday, under the direction of Sheriff Skinner, the body of the htile boy suspected of having come to his death from poison administered by his mother. Mrs. Trevaner. was [exhumed at Essex. Dr. Lewellon, of this place, and Dr. Bai- loV, of Shei.andoah, removed the of the body containing tr.e organs to be examined for a k-st and sent it to Iowa City. The accused mother still Janquishes in jail, having failed to se- cure the necessary bond for release. The case will be up for trial at the next term of Herald, Rev. W B. Thompson pieachecl his introductory sermon at the M. E. church on last Sabbath, to a large attentive au- ;dience. He made a most excellent im- His torte seems to be pretch- I ing, and he about it with an eaia I and which to and icfieshing. His manner is p'easanr, ms> matter good, and his stvle neat and scholarly. The people weie evidently pleased, and as tLeie are two sides to the q-iestion, we trust that the minuter was pleased also, and we hope that abundant fruit mav be b) ought forth and remain. Ajr 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 Wednes- day afternoon The following officers were elected: Grand Chancellor Com- mander Ed. W. jjJDuncan, Dubuque; grand vice-chancellor, J. M. Crockett. Steward; grand prelate. George H. Cra- vens, Mrujuoketa; tgrand master of ex- chequer, W. G. Mercer. Burlington; grand keeper ol records seals, D. Walker Mt. Pleasant; grand master-at- arms. T. J. Moss, of J. D. M. Hamilton, of Fort Madison, was elected lepresentative to the supreme A. young man named Morehouse was arrested on Monday charged with steal- ing from Deputy Sheiiff 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 thetefrom 01 this sum was found by Mr. Jared's Young Morehouse was known to have no money, yet he purchas- 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 tiial befora 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 quantitj 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 is: 1. State, 2. County. 3. State or county m while mar- ried. 4. year married. 5. year divorced. 6. yeais married. 7. Cause ot which divorce. 8. Absolute or limited. S. Number of children by the same. 10. Husband 01 wife Jour- nal. A diabolical attempt was made to wreck the excursion train on the D. M, O. S. road, Saturday morning. Between Cains- ville and Harding the road crosses a nar- 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- cursionists to Moines, and their es- cape is something to be thankful for. lii the early part of the summer, similar at- ternps were discovered in that region, but frustrated before trains arrived. No clew to the perpetrators is found Osceola Sentinal. Another wreck at Happy Hollow last week. Last Thtnsday 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- siderably, 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 ifcsult a collision in h-c-h a conduc- tor, both n'lemen and eng.neeis and a br.ikeniiin 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 Commission's yesterday their investigation ot the acci- dent east of Afton, on the C. B. Q., September 7, and submitted it to the Governoi. 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 mis- .take made by every one having any re- sponsibility m the tragic affair arose from 'piesuming' that things were thus and so instead of getting at; the real facts'and 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 Jact, with the sad result we all deplore. In running- railroad tiains nothing must be taken for granted, noth- ing must be presumed. 'In case of doubt take the sale Oct. 9. Tuesday evening two wagons moving from McDonaug-h county 111., camped for the night just east of town. At about 2 o'clock Wednesday inoimng the occu- pants of one were alarmed by cries ftom the other which was occupied by Lincoln Richards, his wife and child from iJushnell, 111 t bound for Page county, Iowa. On getting out they boni- fied to find that Richards wagon was enveloped in flames, with no hope of saving anything. It seems that Rich- 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 bed- 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 final- ly found on the ground amonjj a lot of bed clothes by some of the people who went to then assistance, but not until Mr.Richards 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 everything1 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 Demo- crat. We mentioned last week that a man had been shot at Centerville, but could not give particulars. We find the lol- 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 Heal- 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 maishal WHS notified and in pursuit. He commanded the stranger to link, but no attention being paid to tiiis Gay then fired a couple of shots from his revolver nto tho air to terrifv 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 neces- 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 -gives hU name as John Diltz, hailing from Lewisburg. Missouri, where I MJB hit father livtt." J.D. IlASBEOTJCK. HOME GKO. McCuj.LOeH BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. toloan atten por cent, interest. A general blinking, exchange arid collection business trjtiisaetfd fidelity and promptness. 3 Traders' Bank, Chicago, linker I -j Nat. Hank. New York. KL frit SIGN lOwAt erson HUMESTON, IOWA. IS THE PLACE TO BUY MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW GLASS, SCHOOL BOOKS, NOT10KS TRUSSES, LAMPS, ETC. T GOODS AT LOWEST PK1CES. Trade Solicited Dealer in all kinds of F RESH MEATS, SAUSAGES, LARD, ETC, I HUR3ESTON, IOWA. Bed-rock 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 SCHOOL! 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. .NFWSPAPFRf nFWSPAPFRf
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