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Atlantic Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 4, 1876, Atlantic, Iowa Atthe to maoist of copy of one copy to Kroc 100 so business a Rujay auditor Cass will pay 4 will attend to Calls in my part of Cass and adjoining Lov and general Baring had Large experience in Stock and a Good judge of will attend to Calls in any part of Cass county or in the Satiel action Box h attorneys a at Tuc Cossor to Brown office in front room at old attorney at attorney at will practice in the courts of and adjoining also in the supreme office 4 doors North of court East Side Chestnut the Telegraph volume history of Cass Lehnart from Cass october 4 1876 number 35 Atlantic steam printing Hottie printing fail Kim neatly and cheaply at Iowa i this Futory was Mccun in the tale Ourn of september Back numbers can to prices to expound the gospel to the could get to speak was i Barnes the Only place he while he spoke in Jons attorney at and notary will practice in the courts of Cass and and join Litt office in the City jail on 4th la Althorne at office Cor Ner 5th and Chestnut with a Crri Aoe Carriage buggy t and Cash legs made to All repairing promptly with Needles Comer Chestnut and 3d Gilt Abd surgeon office in Conrads Boom Branch office at Teeth extracted with Little or no pain land Isaac land w i Beal estate and tax paying Accuu office Over me 3d House South of congregational Church Eclectic physician and the main part of the Saloon to a number of the gambling tables were in full operation in the Little when the preacher had gotten Well warmed up to his theme a Young Man tossed a Roulette Ball out of the door of the Little striking the minister exactly Between the such playfulness was too muckfor36e his Sermon was broken off abruptly he mounted his horse and cantered he was a stranger in the county and was never known to be in Iran Stan Eli Watson informs us that the first sunday that he was in the county was in he visited Indiantown and Iran Stan on that at the Botna where the Lewis Bridge is he found a Man preaching to a Small number of people at Indiantown he found flan Cranney who was the dancing master with his class out hoeing it Down enthusiastically if not while Sam Peets played the violin at Iran Stan he found i Barnes Saloon full of men playing All kinds of games at from old Sledge to cutthroat John was the first physician in the he located at Iran Stan in and remained about built the Mill on Indian Creek at Iran Stan in and the same year sold the Mill and the Iran Stan site to Stephen of Council for the forty acres on which the town was Laid Carey paid the plat of Iran Stan was recorded in Nelson a brother to John of Washington township bought an interest in the Mill and town in Carey died in and the Mill and town site passed into the hands of a Man by the name of Jones and the Mill was the first one in the and was of great service in furnishing the pioneers with it has changed hands often since its construction and is now changed to a grist and is owned by Job Haworth kept a store in in an Early Selling out in 1855 to who departed not Long after buying the to the regret of some Turner kept a grocery in Iran Stan in Sam Caleb and were carpenters to locate in the october and is the oldest settler of the now residing within its bretons daughter Edna now was named for Edna for whom Edna township was Townsend removed from the Iran Stan settlement to Edna about the year and made some improvements on the farm where Edward Porter now Townsend broke the first ground in that part of the and was foolish enough to grub out a part of the Grove for a Small when thousands of acres of uncultivated Prairie Lay All around Edna township was named for Townsend a Post office was established at Edna Grove in and Townsend was the the mail was carried once week from Afton to Lewis via the Post office was discontinued a few years or in fact was changed to newtons seven Miles Distant John Irwin deceased and Irwin located in Edna township in Reuben father of Arthur and who reside in came from Lee county id settled has prevailed to some for the Lewis where Shepherd now 1856 a Duck the school at Grove dinging with him the first fruit Trees that were Ever brought to located on a Beautiful piece of but circumstances prevented it from enriching its Drake kept a very Small Stock of goods in the place m the year he retired from Trade after a Brief to engage in the hotel Drake built the House that a at this time known As the old William an aged presbyterian started a select school at Grove sometime in the year it Ivas his intention to try to build up a College at that Point he sold scholarships in the usual and Many of the prominent of the Samuel 1 John and among the purchased and aided the venerable educator so for As they Douthat was a Man of a Good teacher but was somewhat eccentric in he conducted his or embryo two when he became discouraged and abandoned the and returned to Pennsyl where he from that time strictest presbyterian unmixed with the popular in up erring while Douthat conducted or old As he was almost universally than eat that of face in his drug special attention Given to surgery and All chronic u pfc office in his dog Thompson a physicians and glues spec Ial attention to in orrery and chronic it second of Conrads office in front room phys Calcian and office at he very often preached in that place and in other parts of the but he talked to the in too Plain to be the room in which he conducted his school was a Small log Cabin that stood on Barnetts and which is still in a Good state of although it is at present used for a James and Henry Mere lads were among the old professors and Lively students they we do not the Post office at Grove City was established in and was called Turkey for the reason that there was another Grove City in the David Barnett was the first pos mistress Curry now of Des Monics succeeded and was the first postmaster Drake kept it a while arid was succeeded who was postmaster during the years of the Albert Wake Field had charge of the office when it was discontinued in James who does not now reside in the was the first Blacksmith in the miss Mary now the first school in the Grove City settlement in she taught in a Little House on the first the two first named were 630ly professor of will Deline ate character harness Hare some amusement Over racer at his Over s go and gain Tuioi motion and dealer in Plain coffins always on to inform the Public Especial alien and furnished the music of both the Chin and string variety for All the Pioneer and for flan Crann cys dancing school As Iran Stan was a mushroom subsisting on the patronage of the its existence was of but a few but the merchants and Saloon keepers made Money fora while very one Man who sold whisky in the place in the summer of 1853 informs us that in three months he cleared five Hundred dollars in and he thinks that if the i quor he sold tended to shorten the lives of the class of emigrants then going did no great the town had two goo sized hotels in Large and flourishing one was kept by the Buckwalter and still stands being occupied by go cry As a did a ton Siren to t Kwis c the and is now prepared to Larni in in go Iruh firs class 126m physician and office on main residence first House East of pc tall attention Kiren to Chro ulc this Village was situated Between Iran Stan and the present town of Conrad originally owned the land on which the town was Laid but sold it to then Conrad Laid out an addition on the West he was warmly identified with the and expected it would be the count seat some and continues to hold the opinion that the count seat com missioners appointed by the general betrayed their Trust in fixing the seat of Justice on the Prairie where Lewis now had his revenge in 1869 by assisting Atlantic in taking the seat of Justice from and to Many who know this will be the first explanation of the wonderful by him for the new Railroad in the year last Indiantown was located near the spot where stood the wigwams of the old Ottaw Ottamie Indian it was the successor of what was known to the emigrants As the Indian although surpassed in importance by its Western from its being the Follower of the Indian was known far and and by its name had been known Long before Iran Stan was dreamed so Well was it that travellers Westward would Begia to inquire for the Indian near the before they were within an Hundred Miles of the John Kirks and that Little House still has an now of was the first physician to locate in Grove in that place in he remained but a few going from that place to where he resided until when he removed to the second physician was Morris who is now the third was who settled there in and remained until Atlantic was born in when he located and engaged in the drug the principal hotel in Grove City was built by John in the year Kirk conducted the hotel until when he was succeeded by who was succeeded by Barnett was succeeded by who was followed by Tharp sold to James who moved the House to Atlantic in George Conrad came to the county in in 1860 he opened the first regular store in Grove his first Stock Cost him less than fifty dollars in Council his first counter was a Walnut his first or f sorb which he received fifteen during the first year his Stock averaged from to Conrads Progress from that Small will compare favourably with that of the most successful business Mcgeehon opened a store in and conducted it until the establishment of when he followed the tide and removed to the new Railroad Mcgeehon and Conrad conducted the Only stores in the until the Railroad excitement of 1869 brought in at the March of the county Davenport acting As the Brackett afterwards became the Pioneer nurseryman of the he lived in Lee county As Early As 1837 Aad in that year planted the first Osage hedge that was Ever put into Iowa in his Early life he was the original inventor of rubber cloth which is now in such general he sold his Patent before it became getting for it he was the father of president of the state horticultural society he died in 1866 at the age of seventy six Samuel Lorah selected and adopted his present Home in june having had Large official experience in where he was clerk of the court of common pleas of the county m which he fifteen and probate judge three judge Lorah was soon chosen to official position in the township and county his services were valuable in bringing order out of in the county after he became county he continues to occupy the House he built in the lumber for which he hauled from the Iran Stan saw for the first few years he did his trading at Council his daughter Ellen now Peter of Des Moines taught the second school that was taught in the m passing Back and Forth from to hold in an Early used to nearly always Stop at judge torahs for dinner or and if they stopped Long enough they generally got beaten at David father of Barnett now Well known m the was a distinguished character in an Early first professional Prairie breaker in the and was known to be Here As Early As he was fond of Hunting almost As fond of that sport As Jerry Bradshaw who had rather Hunt old Slagel was a great and had a reputation in Hunters who knew him would not allow him to them because it was so hard to fill Corn dodgers set before him disappeared As by a Quarter of Venison was hardly an appetizer for his wonderfully rapacious gastric one time in the Winter of Jerry Bradshaw was Many Miles North of the Indiantown on a Hunting and his family started old Slagel up to Jerry with an enormous Supply of he travelled with oxen and very slowly and Wen he got up to jerrys Camp he had eaten every Pound of provision with which Bradshaw was to have been Millslagel removed into Duglas Montgomery and bought the wife of a Man named and began to live with the neighbors became very much such conduct on the part of Wilson and and gathered about the House one in a mob for the purpose of expressing their disapproval of such and for the purpose of warning them to leave the Millslagel grabbed his Rifle and fired into the killing John i x 5 Millslagel was convicted of and sentenced to twelve years in the this was before the i 3 00 a the Winter of Job Kirk r d Mcgeehon and Peter put in sixty Days in succession in building Bridges and otherwise working and putting in passable a Road from Kenoyer near Wiota now to Turkey Creek near this they did without for the Public Good Morrison and others did the eastward to topics in Peter Kenoyer was one of the old he unproved the place in Franklin township where Dalzell now k s Ting Ever held in the was conducted Bathe the fall of in the Grove near Botna i t uric h5 same work from Kenoyer Guthrie now known As Home is now in the first Camp Meel coun1 Ity with his family settled near Grove City in North of the present town of on what was known As a Nita House to the of cabs 4ito adjoining tour special atle Nuon is called to the fact Ali the a Antle machine snap and Bow Worta is prepared to repair All kinds of machinery on Fiort and to agricultural Imp and among them is the Champion Sel Lucan inc and it will pay All who want a Harrow to Cau and examine them before Calm plow repairing made a Mon boards and shares hardened and polished and new ones made to order and All kinds of Hlas Smithing done Bridee bolts and d Bare them re Money and Bolh doing it will pay on Short Bridge iliac in your machines an paired and by so Dolnic saw and by so Job Aad Egbert proprietor and manufacturer dealer in Nocket and table House trimming mods of every Carriage bolts All Seahorse shoes Annak tinware of All mods tin tin farm Sot Bach blacksmiths tools of All Rotre Melaad table Crowley gang stirring Surv Ink Kock of cd and sulky and county two hone and the Gussi of groceries constantly on med Salmon div dried Frails of All churns of All a full Toek of Roods always on Farmers will find it to their interest to Call and sex mime my Stock before purchasing will not be for sever Al Large Oak bearing Indian in red standing on the North Side of the was the Only indication to the weary traveller that he was in or near a Village of either red or White the Post had been placed there by the indians guidance of their and it May be presumed that the inscription was in the most approved Ottaw Ottamie and was to the effect that a few blocks to the Over the on level was the Village of Brewster Krewson kept a store at Indiantown in Jeremiah Bradshaw and Conrad also kept stores Bradshaw informs us that he used to sell a better Quality of whisky for ten cents a than can be had now for one Dollar a pint he bought his whisky at wholesale of Bradford of the Bradford of the firm was judge who held the first term of the District court that was held in the at Indiantown in Conrads House in of pcs and other places had a real estate office at in but did not continue it but a Short the towns of Iran Stan and Indiantown were both swallowed up in about the year and now their respective Sites Are devoted to county and 112 presented a petition praying the court to submit to the voters of Cass at the april the question of the removal of the count scat from Lewis to Grove according to provisions of chapter 46 of the session Laws of the general Assembly of for the year at the same time came Tucker and one Hundred and sixty three with a remonstrance asking that the question be not submitted to a vote of the judge Davenport refused to Grant the prayer of the because the remonstrance contained the greater number of the Grove City folks stuck to their and in they petitioned the county who ordered a vote on the question of the vote occurred in october of that and Grove City was a methodist Church was built in the which is mentioned in the chapter on in when the Rock Island and Pacific Railroad was being built across the it was the general impression that Grove City would be a station and a Good believing a number of business houses were opened in the place that among the new were dealer in dry now of the firm of Winslow Atlantic now of Atlantic Mill dealer in boots and shoes liquor dealer Kaufman clothiers Montgomery druggists physician attorney at All of these citizens removed to Atlantic when it was demonstrated that Grove City was not to be made a station on the Rock Island and Pacific joined with the land about the in making resistance and Only for two j or three years thereafter James then a Young was the Only Pupil in that school judge Barnett held Many positions of Honor in the and was a Strong abolitionist he died m in an Early Day preaching was frequently held in his he was a native of we in lived on the land Whereon Sanborn s residence in Atlantic and had a Cabin in that the land then belonged to Thomas we Stewart settled at what was called Middle Turkey in he had one son and twelve and the girls were All old Enouch to be called Young except it is stated that there was not a Young Man in the county who would go alone for the purpose of making love each fellow was Ashud he have enough love to go Ace is now came from Niagara new and settled where he now in Franklin township in John Kirk came in 1853 and entered eighty acres near the place where Wiota now that eighty Kirk traded to Morris Hoblit for the land on which he now As elsewhere noted Kirk kept the stage station for a considerable length of Kirk was born in Lancaster in the year from Pennsylvania he removed to Logan and from the last named place he came to now deceased father of Job and bought Adam vintages farm South of in july Vintage had two Seth Bray and and themselves and their families were the earliest settlers of that pitched their tents there in Bales died in Vinnage removed to Taylor two of vintages children died in and were buried on the farm near Job Haworth present farm the John Mills elder Shinn was the main preacher and he made a grand Success of the people were there from far and some coming As far As eighty a Large number of tents were spread and the provisions were ample for Ine meeting lasted seven those in attendance Are said to have been Well behaved no disturbance of the peace a number of the Pioneer Young gentlemen were there with Pioneer t in it to nor he Young and one of the former believes to this Day that he took on Mim f the handsomest girls Home from that that the world Ever and before he got her Home he made her Promise to l she kept her Promise and today the Lin have a daughter quite As handsome As the Mother was two Vears thousand Deer the coldest Winter that is now recollected by citizens of this was that of 18567 during that the Western stage air company used sleds instead of coaches for thirteen on their line from Des Moines to Council our fellow townsman and George was one of the it was nothing unusual for the thermometer to go thirty degrees below and at least twice the Mercury Sank to forty degrees there being a hard crust Over the during a part of that Deer were frequently caught by common cur after a comparatively Brief Howell of made the first political speech that was Ever made in the in the fall of while he was on a stumping tour Job for James Buchanan and the democratic Judd settled in Franklin township in Jameson and Jameson came in or Jameson died in John Seaman and his sons Fred and William came in and made a Seaman died in William died in the being a member of the 4th Fred also served in the same while August was in the 23d regi John Eller built a House in Franklin township at an Early but did not remove from Jefferson county until after the miscellaneous there was a log Cabin on James Byrds farm in which preaching Alexander attended these religious was sometimes for w acres of Choice land set Nalcy ten Miles 80 acres of it a Julie of the subscriber on toe Grove the town bearing the above was situated three Miles East of the place where Atlantic now it was surveyed and platted in by David John Addison John and Davenport it was established for speculative purposes and doubtless when it was first staked with its Broad streets with their big and with its Parks and Public it by its looked upon As a big it is fair to presume that it projectors saw in the dim a with a Fine court House and other Public the town was to the establishment of a station where Atlantic succumbed when All Hope of a station at their town was during the Progress of the work on the and before the Road had passed the Grove City was a Lively the first Man hanged in the county was swung to a Locust tree near Grove by a in his name was Mike and he had killed a Man by the name of Tom Curran in a Saloon in the Kellcy had had his preliminary examination before Esquire and had been bound Over to the District then the night after the conclusion of the trial a mob took him by Force from Constable Lew and his Tom who were guarding and hanged As the members of the mob were the killing of Curran is said to have been Grove at has no business All her business men having removed to Atlantic so soon As the Fate of their own town was known in there at the town a methodist Church Aad a Good school further mention of now of then of Scott located about 300 acres of land in the neighbourhood of Morrison not far from the present town of in but did not come services one sunday in the year 185 5 the judge was there on a prominent seat in the amen the preacher being somewhat or else being so Good that tic judge would risk him to go it he got to about the time he was dreaming the Sweet dream of the the preacher got to drawing on the facts of ancient history for modern religious i Lustra and at one spoke out quite loudly Alexander the wept because he had no More worlds to at the sound of his name the judge awoke to conscious chapter of the acts the fourth general which met at Iowa december provided for the organization of a Large number of new counties in the Western part of the and among the count of the following appears in the act in reference to Cass Sec 2 that Robert of the county of Thomas g of the county of and Milton of the county of and hereby appointed commissioners to locate the seat of Justice of the county of the act provided that the commissioners should meet on the first monday in and they should receive two dollars per Day for their to be paid out of the proceeds of lots in said town and further that the county of Cass is hereby organized from and after the first monday in March 1853 and the inhabitants of said county shall be entitled to All the rights and to which by Law tie other counties in this state Are that there shall be a special election held on Tjie first monday in april at which time there shall be elected county and township officers As provided by the act further provided Sec 10 that the county of Cass shall be composed of three civil for the present that All the territory embraced in Cass county shall constitute one civil township that which lies in the county of Audubon shall constitute one civil and All that whi6h lies in the county of Adair shall constitute one civil the three for Revenue election and judicial constituting the county of the first election to be held at Bradshaw store in Cass at hamms in Audubon township at the House 6t Alfred in Adair the first election was held at Bradshaw store at Indiantown e a out and cultivate it who was born in Clark in settled in Edna where tie still Ness in great and for a moment was amazed at being named out before the congregation for having nodded m time of he finally comprehended the situation and gave Good attention to the balance of the no doubt harbouring the silent wish that the preacher had been Content to have let Alexander the great wept in this Story comes to us m Confidence from a but we presume the judge will not recollect anything about and will probably prove that he was never at meeting in the log House in 1851 Jeremiah Bradshaw had seven pet four pet two badgers and a Sand Hill Crane and longed for an owl and a Prairie he had one pair of very Large elks that were Faught work like he used to frequently Sleigh de behind he had harness made to fit they could Trot As fast As Ordinary horses could he finally sold the pair for one Hundred dollars to a Man from the cattle introduced into Tihe county at an Early Day were of rather Superior James Byrd and Oliver m de and others of the pioneers brought with them cattle and horses of a better Grade than were usually found in the new Minifie of Oliver has dealt in cattle and hogs in the e county Twenty informs us that the steers he bought the in the years preceding the War were what droves would Call and were fully equal to the grades of the present As provided in the no official record of the election is to be found in any of the county offices nor Are any poll books to be the earliest record kept by the county is not to be found in the county auditors and As it want much of a not More than a hat would it is presumed that Benedict took it away with him when he left the a number of years two Only of the three commissioners appointed to locate the county seat acted in the and the following is their As recorded in the county judges office state of to county of j May e o a 2 s in o 9 in pursuance of an act of the general Assembly of the state of january d for the location of the seat of Justice of the aforesaid county of Thomas Palmer and Milton two of the commissioners by the act aforesaid to locate the seat of Justice of said have met at Indiantown in said county on the i Ith Day of and proceeded to locate the seat of Justice of said county of Cass on the East half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10 and the West half of the Southwest Quarter of Section in North of Range 37 thirty seven having been sworn As r this nth a the said by the aforesaid done at Thomas Milton continued next t cd Oft

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