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Atlantic Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 11, 1876, Atlantic, Iowa In wisc Imit or and proprietor Tiu the Atlantic volume Cass october number 36 Atlantic steam printing House Job printing of All purim neatly and cheaply we two Cool new and tune recently introduced steam which enables us to do work at toy Loir orders by mall prom Poy business history of Cass la in Kimii Tir Soful Tif suf Treumon of Caa june 1 Ulii on inn by in Niculici to Hie Lount Rimili Loii of tins Naie Anil House of to the in Siple in Thi r several of ties or towns on he will u tails Iii Imi and tilth Frol Anu Luisiii Bio uni Ilia it Midi Aki Irh for Trio mid thai of Iii iseult Oil Coji to tin one to the state Library to 1is Anil the Stair historical this Hilory was ill Sun in the u of Hack numbers Tun be the town site of Lewis belonged to the and the Selling will re to in tiny Art no j of i or in i i commissioners located the the settlement of the town in the town rested with the county after the lion and people began to Remote from Iran Stan to even moving their buildings in most although the first House built in Lewis by Tucker in the Public Sale of lots did not occur until wore tic Moses i Levington 1 James Aaron Cornelius Joshua David Bowater Barton Moses t the the lots sold at from Sio to 576 the methodist Church and the i paid Sio a piece for Tucker bought i the first lot at and built the first House in the then new j county which House still it is a Small Frame building ii s Ion the South Side of the Public the lots were sold and hit i h i the Money handled by the county 1 timer cried the for which he was paid within the ten from 1856 to Lewis grew to be a nourishing two daily state lines entered and connected one from the n i 1 l a Skage t other from Des Moines durin a number of those and the n Lizinia hrs Ticoli Ilivia Hull i w b tax Tiv ii inc in c r Marji place was one of after the commissioners located the county Amos hied himself to Council Bluffs j and entered the land on which the town was to be expecting to make a Good speculation out of it but he Hail to the title up to the by simply getting his Money Back Vaughan was an old settler aim built the farm House West of Lewis where Rozell now although the oldest town in the county that now has an Lewis did not incorporate until june the first town officers elected in july of that wore As follows mayor recorder treasurer Henry George Samuel in the same year mayor Stewart resigned and removed to Michigan and at a special election held october Reinig was chosen to fill the tile present town govern ment is constituted As follows mayor recorder treasurer trustees James the town officers Are chosen without regard to which u also True As to the two other incorporated towns in the Atlantic and also votes in in the year 1853 Cass county contained 84 male persons subject o poll the county at that time included Adair and Audubon counties in that year the capital employed in merchandising n As then was capital employed in manufacturing what that manufacturing there is at i resent no Means of the following were other statistics pertaining to the county for 1853 number of value number of i value of the animal lumber of 116 value of them number 153 Ivlue total value of All property in the the following comprises the statistics of Cass for the 1854 number of 232 number of 181 lumber of 108 number of 84 total number of in there were acres of land assessed in the county n 1856 the number of acres assessed had reached in 855 the total valuation was the total tax n 1856 the valuation was and the total tax the or occupations of the inhabitants of Cass Fok in Ali a Firkins Ami Sar ii pricks at various emigrants who passed Over Cass county on their Way to in the years 1853 and were Lilly so during the two years first these emigrants ail the surplus Corn and Hay that the county brought a Good in fact our made Money Selling their surplus i ill in i i Iii Gatihi a r Hill i sep 11 ill i t i ail the surplus Corn and Hay that the produce of All kinds during the years name j in fact at Tomti and getting their pay in land in the Iraj worlds in Llie Spring of Corn was hauled from Rockport and other Points in to Indiantown and Iran Stan sold at per and Small measure at we add by request of one who bought some at that and who has since burned Corn for Hay sold then for per during the years 185345 Corn averaged from seventy five cents to two dollars per Bushel while Hay ranged from Sio to 515 per these prices prevailed at All the settlements in the county on either Side of the Emigrant those were for the but the civil War came emigration ceased and produce of All kinds became in Farmers were glad to sell Corn at eight cents per Bushel and wheat at 25 and take their pay in in the summer of Mcgeehon hauled wheat to Council did sold it at thirty five cents per Bushel and took goods for ind As part of the goods he took one barrel of Salt at in Tho fall of 1862 John Keyes and Mcgeehon bought about Bur Hundred head of fat hogs for Stewart of Council paying i and 2 cents per for them delivered in in the fall of 1863 pc yes and Mcgeehon bought again for the same paying 3j and 4 cents per in the fall of 1864 Mcgeehon bought hogs at Grove City for James of Guthrie paying from five to six cents per those hogs were driven to Iowa and shipped from that Point by rail to during the car the average prices for goods at Lewis or Grove City were As follows fort five to fifty cents per Pound Tea to per Pound 15 to 20 cents dried 30 to 35 cents dried 3010 35 cents 40 to 50 cents per Yard unbleached Cotton 70 to so cents per Oiler articles of merchandise were in produce the Farmer had to sell was Low and All goods he had to buy were which is a worse condition than that of the present when everything is tending downward in from the Cess comity Gazette of August the follow ing Price current is these prices prevailed at Lewis at that being furnished to the Gazette by a merchant wheat per Bushel per Corn per cwt Ial Anita to the tar Biehs o Cass and a joining your Ruil Atli ilium to i i fact Ilia Maihl Nush i Paul Milnw works is now a Ripard to repair All of in re met and lion Iann amur Ihm in will pay All who Malifa a Arrtie to Call and examine 1 Liiv made a Liana nil mid Piwoni Ini Iilo to order and am i Bridie Lills und ill ill in voter and have n Stidl y tit Nuvy and Mill up borne and Doias it will Ziy Robert Noyi Iro Prieor 3111 to sly in 51 icel and table Irin Minir Karruli bolts All i tinware of nil Lin Larm tools full Ivr Tii Mill m1 Iran i Der Tiina Anil and Lair u till r d r Xirui s of ail Liu churn of All a Lull Losili no nods on Farrow lipid it to Lliter inter pm to Call and sex for of Choice Lund Filna cd ten in ninth in Sil Civit Etui re of Tinni Hriber i the 3 15 2 60 of 06 08 7 2o i 3 of per per per per log12 per per per per per Jones advertisement in the Gazette of that Date offers Calico at from to i2jjc Muslin Llie the following was inc Lewis Price Given in inc Issue o the dated april 1861 per meal per 22 75 per i2j4 per 05 07 08 in the Gazette of september the following were the Lewis which show a great falling in produce per 25 per 15 per per 25 Corn 60 08 per 06 in in Lewis was Worth 30 cents per Bushel 20 cents 10 cents per Pound 3 4j it was not an infrequent occurrence for Farmers to haul produce o Lewis during the years of the War and be unable to sell it at in the of a living a Long distance from went there with a Wagon Load of dressed was unable to sell them at per Hundred and had to Ziaul Vliem Lionel 111 1861 and 1862 a Good milk cow was Worth from to took fifty bushels of Corn then to buy a pair of easter made Stoija vote on Samuel a few More old Shuart came to Lewis in he was superintendent of the Western stage company line from Des Moines to Council he was in the company employ twelve he thinks Herc was but one House in Lewis when he looked in upon the Village first in the year the stages used to drive thirty Miles without passing a and used to frequently Camp on the Iii but Hoo Boon his porn sent farm near in Isaac Dickerson was born in Pennsylvania in he removed with his to Davis Iowa in after he resided in Jefferson and still later he lived in Lahaska coming from the last named county to in he located in Lewis and opened a Stock of As he agent of Shoemaker of during his first cars residence he was postmaster of the and it was he that Intro Ducco boxes or Pigeon holes into that Post and the event was one of importance to the in the Early Spring if Dickerson was appointed county treasurer and the offices being one under the Law then in Vogue to ill a vacancy caused by the resignation of and in a new weeks after his he was elected to the same he was several times reelected and held the office about nine going out of the office january n 1869 Dickerson removed to and in he built lie Large and handsome residence which he now he As evidently prospered in the accumulation of worldly and has made his Money in buying and Selling he is ening his second term As mayor of the Early settlers of pleasant although the township Vas part of Cass then were As follows 1855 Cyrus 1856 Phillip 1857 and Samuel Nathan Gibbs was the first settler on the Oconnor Oconnor bought Gibbs out at an Early Day and for several years Oconnor and Stutler were the Only settlers in that part of the David 1856 1856 John 1856 Hiram Smith and his o i f rulers ill Aprl Llam aug Mitt is in yrs liners milliners so 42 14 o 11 l Iii Jii Yelver 3 1 i 1 1 1 3 1 170 8 7 14 1 showing ti1k amount of number of cattle and hogs amount they and the value of Domestic and general of Cass for k number of line i Mill t number of no Nellve of 82 31 37 73 2n 233 9oi 155 i8i u 1 in g 0 97 33 82 23 24 37 1 87 to hit Tat Itic Iii inv la u to sol buy Mirts of or wheat Bushel a inv Acrell it Liels h a in h i Corn bushels in rested 35 cn8 or us noels statistics of Hod number of Lions value us idols sold numb or caulk sold vol Ninf i of butter made p of value of d Miesiac value of new 155 202 1c 4s 49 125 1007 705 741 1 203gg 18 10 i 271 197j 104 181 34 174 52 u 5 5 l 9 719 170 ojib7 3480 1721 85 27 300 7 1530 36l 30 1012i2k7u 2 315 91 84 2735 47531 700 891 120 150 148 448 307 308 13 205 10 9 171 o 175 26128 17 442 3838 43 348 222 3302 1417 40 0209 319 1084 31 10304 13501 613 4150 on the state Agni not stale for slate link 4 2 Turkey i 9 o o 16 69 13 26 9 o 10 townships vote of Samuel Trimble Turkey 99 ii 32 ii co 55 s 23 12 12 9 174 142 general Curtis was the and judge Trimble that that time the state had but to members of and this county was in the Southern 92 14 Turkey 35 22 8 6 2 179 43 12 32 31 14 ii 9 152 Oliver and f the first Frame houses in his Hiram Smith had one Jacob Hadley did the married to miss Belle daughter of b in 1862 he was elected county serving six in 1869 he was elected county Surveyor but soon in Gebru took the place of cashier of the Cass county then just which position he continues to in Waddells successful and honorable and in the career of others of our prosperous old settlers herein the Young men who read these pages May find encouragement to worthy Clement whose age is 49 moved to Cass county and settled in what is now Atlantic he still lives on the land he bought from Uncle Sam and assures us that he rejoices in recollecting that he helped dozens of runaway slaves across Cass county in the dark years before the John Rose settled in what is now a part of Noble in the year and was the first settler of that particular As near As can at this time be Rose met his death in a singular manner about the year on cold Day in that year he was in the Lewis flouring wearing a shawl wrapped around his the shawl caught in the Mill gearing and Rose was drawn so tightly against he was choked to two of roses sons now live in Montgomery at one a petition was presented to the Board of asking the organization of what is now Noble proposing then to Call it Rose but the prayer of the petition was not the first delinquent tax list appeared in the Iowa Serif inf published at Adams by in the fall of the editor got for his which we have no doubt was the source of much happiness in the printing brother Raguet was one of the Best editors in the he resides at Afton at and though he was born for an he is now engaged in some other in a Small party of Young including two sons of the Pioneer congregational started to go to Kansas to take a hand on the free state Side of the troubles by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of Amasa one of the Hitchcock boys was killed while the party was in and that sad circumstance disheartened them and they All bringing the body of Young Hitchcock Home for in october the county judge appointed Jeremiah Brad Shaw liquor of the Bradshaw first Purchase of liquor for the county was secured of of Council Bluffs As follows 3 Gallons Brandy Peter Stringham had the second Frame dwelling in that part f the the first school was taught in that part of the county by miss Morgan now Matt living near miss Tuttle was also one of the Early teachers in that the earliest preaching was by f Joseph Northgraves built the House in Benton township now c her he not occupy it until passing the interval Between the building and the n his former his now Albert of Grove taught school at Hamlin Audubon county in the Spring of which was the first school taught in that in the year i being a boy of eighteen Lewis Beason Eft his Home in Logan on horseback for Council fluffs then with the expectation of going to Tut he got homesick and retraced his in he lid make the trip to returning in in 1856 he located in this on Section Atlantic in that he cast his first at Grove City for John Fremont in 860 he was in Grant to miss Augusta in is now fort two years old is a native of Greene e was the founder and original owner of the town of landed in april and was the second Awyer in the he was admitted to practice in judge Sears court on motion of John of now District flip first Case in which Brown appeared three or four weeks after his arrival was one before Hiram Justice of the the first he had in the District court was Puckett n which his opponent was Caleb Baldwin of Council 3rown has frequently been the democratic nominee for member of he general but his party being in the he was at no time is a graduate of the University of he called his first child born in the Lewis if tar the Childs native county and native Henry now of improved the farm on which Clark Byrd now in the year the House which Michael built still stands and is occupied by Samuel Smith opened a farm in the South part of the county in 20 Rye 21 rectified profits on of 9 oooo of 50 65 68 1856 Abbott opened another in the same Newlon was also one of the Early citizens of that what is known As the German in Noble Ivas begun in Uriah Daft and family settled in what is now Noble october they came from and Daft were natives of Daft died december Daft is still a resident of the township Milton Smith settled in Noble in and Case came from Lee to in they arc natives of and lived in Lee county in the territory of As Early As Case is aged and Case 61 they now live in Atlantic with their Sonin Julian who has a farm of about 1400 is a native of and came to Cass a poor in settling first near the Edge of he came from Lee from whence came Oliver John and numerous Henry came with the same Stiles father of of settled at Lewis in he now resides in though a Mere went As a drummer with regiment through the who came to the county april was born in St Tiben new in and consequently is in his fort second he came out for the purpose of entering a piece of holding a warrant for with that warrant he entered the 35 Union township on which there Are at present two improved his first employment after locating at was that of attendant for a Brick Dur ing the summer of he was with Macomber and others surveying Section zing three or four Northwestern counties of the state then he clerked in a and in december of the same year he began teaching the Lewis in he was 63 43 is second Purchase was a april of 21 Gallons of 75c per after which there is no further record of the doings of an official of that it seems to have been the liquor agents duty to keep liquors for Sale for medical at a nominal for the Public accommodation and and we presume it was in accordance with a state Law then in exist one of the earliest school teachers in the county was miss Belle daughter of she taught James Byrds children at his own House in miss Macomber was married in in to she became quite famous during the War of the and we extract the following mention of her career from Kirk lands anecdotes and incidents of the governor of paid a rather unusual but Well merited compliment to wife of lieutenant of company seventeenth Illinois and a Resi Dent of that Reynolds accompanied her husband through the greater part of the Campaign through which the seventeenth sharing with him the dangers and privations of a soldiers she was present at the Battle of Pittsburg and like a ministering Angel attended to the As Many of the wounded and dying soldiers As she thus winning gratitude and esteem of the Brave Fellows by whom she was governor hearing of her heroic and Praise worthy presented her with a commission As major in the the document conferring the Well merited Honor being made out with All due and having attached the great Seal o the probably no lady in America Ever before had such a distinguished military Honor conferred upon August Perry Whitted was appointed a commissioner to select the swamp and overflowed lands of the county pursuant to an act of september 1850 and in conformity with an act of the legislature of Iowa approved january november Whitted made his report which was approved by the county or Whitted now lives in Audubon March resigned the offices of treasure and and Isaac Dickerson was appointed to fill the april tuckers presented with i showed that the following amounts in the several funds were in the Treasury 38 577 84 548 45 5 or s 18 3 1 1 state county Road school salary town 1560 96 sometime1 during the Winter of old John of Kansas accompanied by two of his sons and one White stopped All night with at the Grove City Jit Grove City now the City Brown and his party Tad in charge about eighteen runaway women and whom they were taking on the underground Railroad Missouri to they had three mule and All the male adults of the party were armed with Sharps rifles and Colts Navy after breakfast they took their leave and travelled no one but Barnett knew who they were until they had or knew that any negroes were of the it was no uncommon during the years just preceding the War of the for runaway negroes to be helped across the on their secret March to one instance in this connection will Bear in the year a pair of runaway negro men were traced from to the Vicinity of a Large Reward was offered for the arrest of the sheriff of the county and the Man who kept the ferry Over the Nishn botany a Lewis had been posted As to the runaways and were on the look out for it was thought the negroes could not Cross the River at any Point for Many Miles North or but would have to Cross continued next week cd cd g 9 d go i

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