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Atlantic Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 25, 1876, Atlantic, Iowa Atlantic pc Lisuke every cdx Eiguy editor and proprietor at the Tail Utu steal Pimm a pass 21 Tekus of one copy one 00 on copy six 1jw one copy three 50 the volume Cass wednes0ai business history of Cass Iowa William auditor Cass will Lay examine will attend to Calls in any part of Cass and adjoining and Box extract from the Borj of super Niiori of can co june 1stg Tito question being on the proclamation by the in reference to the loin Resolution of the Senate and House of recommending to the people of the several states that they assemble in their several con ties or ton us us the approaching Centennial anniversary of our National and that the v cause to be delivered of such Day an historical sketch of said county or town from its and it enc suggested by the governor of the state of Iowa that said sketch be supplemented with Otlie 1 such As sketches of school Church organizations and fraternal it by the Hoard of supervisors that late be selected to step arc such a sketch of Cass that said late Yonng deliver at the off co of the county auditor Twentyfive conies of said sketch for the and that he transmit Ono copy to the congressional one to the state lab rare at Des and one to the state lust Orion at Iowa general having had Larry experience in Stock tacs and a coed judge of to Calls in any part of Cass county or in Llie satisfaction Box attorneys a it successor to Brown a office in front room Over at of Vii h attorney e attorney at will practice in the courts of Caas and adjoining also in the supreme Dolce 4 doors North of court East Eitle Chestnut attorney at and notary will practice in the courts of Cass and adjoining since in the City jail on 4th la attorney at of fact Cor Ner 5th and Chestnut with Carriage Carru ire cubs Infra made promptly Corner Chc Stuut and a1 4clf Puppy t is and to All repairing with Cedles a Goti iced surgeon office in Conrads room Branch office at Teeth extracted with Little or no pain land i Isaac land real estate and tax pay inc office Over my 2d House touch of congregational Church Eclectic put Siliae and of fice in his drug special attention Kiven to surgery Aud ail chronic phys Cun and office in his drug Thompson 4 physicians and gives spec Ial attention to eur Raj Aud chronic office in it out second of Conrad s Ulock t physic Ician and office at 6 suly professor of will Deline ate character at his Over realty harness go and pain and Nave some amusement to dealer in Collins always on or and Fine or m vo10 Moor of would inform Trio Public that they arc now prepared to do All kinds of Mason work and painting at Bottom orders left at Tho Pennsylvania House will receive prompt Especial Atten Tion even to t Ewis successor to the Scull Mead has now taken charge of Llie and Lias fitted it up in Good shape and is now pc pred to furnish firs class 12cm physician and office on main residence first Honse East of congregational Siren to chronic special attention a Xita to the Farmers of Cass and adjoining tour special attention is called to the fact that the Atlantic machine snap and plow works is now prepared to repair All kinds of machinery on snort and is now agricultural and among them is the Champion sell clean ing and it will pay All who want a Harrow to Call and examine them Lefore plow repairing made a Mon boards and shares hardened and polished and new ones made to order and All kinds of Blask Smithing done on Short Bridge bolts and bring in your machines and have inem re to tired and by so doing Savi Money Temh up Home and by so doing it will pay you and Bobbert proprietor and Vesly dealer in pocket and table House trimming Roods of every Carriage traits All horse shoes and tinware of All tin tin farm Tench blacksmiths tools of All Silver Lea and table Crosly gang it Picago gang Chicago stirring grand do tour stirring Rock lord plows d sulky and to Ropkins county two horse and the choicest of Irro cries constantly on Canh As canned Salmon div Clef dried Frails of All Cullums baskets of All a full Stock of goods always on Farmers will find it to their interest to Call and examine my Stock before purchasing will not be veins for co acres of Choice land situated ten Miles South of 80 acres of it improved enquire of the subscriber on the 333mtf this history was he can in the Tele Ourn of september Dack numbers can be Price 5 Sumpter has been and major Anderson compelled to haul Down the Star spangled and surrender to Jeff Davis infuriated whose batteries made Short work in reducing the proud the Success which crowned the rebel arms in their first engagement with the government troops inspires the secessionists with Joyful courage and impresses every Patriot with the accounts from All parts of the Union represent the people in a state of the most intense in the Northern states Thoua Ando Ore volunteering to defend the mag or inc Union and wipe out the disgrace inflicted upon it at the people of the North seem determined to put Forth their might in sustain ing the president in protecting the government the Flag of the Republic must be there is no time now to talk about the errors and follies which have brought this terrible calamity upon the when the Temple of our Liberty is in flames there is no time to seek for them that applied the let the patriotic Energy of the nation be at once employed in subduing the destroying while there was any Hope of a peaceful adjustment of the National we favored the policy of conciliation and believing it to be that Only which Wisdom had a Compromise been agreed to by Republican members of the last War might have been that was not it is to be deeply deplored that the spirit of faction prevented but the failure of the Republican Congress to do their duty must not keep democrats from meeting the terrible Issue and sustaining the rights and Honor of that glorious Flag which they have upheld for nearly a let no Emblem of treason Ever look upon its throw aside partizan issues and unite in the defense of the constitution1 and for the establishment of which the Best blood that Ever flowed in human veins was freely the Gazette of August contained a dated at written by who had enlisted in the 4th infantry and was with the regiment on his Way to the seat of in August Brown enlisted in the 23d infantry and sold the who continued its publication As a democratic Whitney in his editorials urged the vigorous prosecution of the now county clerk of Mills and part owner of the Glam Good was Whitney Foreman and mechanical Whitney made an enterprising and during several months of 1862 published the War news from first he took the dispatches on the publication and the Day giving his readers the news from the front in Advance of All the Western Union Telegraph line then passed through Lewis and had an office Monroe the was one of the Best who Ever touched a in the dated november the feet is noted that Gardner is teaching school across the and the editor wishes there were More Sulci Good teachers As he in the in the same Issue it is stated that the stage that left Des Moines at s Oclock wednesday november arrived in Lewis at the same making the trip of about 105 Miles in thirteen including All stops for changing horses and the in the summer of the Gazette passed into the hands of who changed its politics to and changed its motto to Westward to Morgan was holidays the paper under holidays management was exceedingly but was too prone to Call things by their right to be in the paper dated september it is stated that on the previous wednesday John and Ross made political a letter from the dated at Black River August is telling of the death of John Wesley a Soldier and a son of the letter was from capt Vale was then teaching the Lewis from this paper we learn that at that time two daily stage lines ran into from Des the other from Whitney kept the Union House and advertised Board at two dollars per also advertised As a claim real estate and insurance in Whitney sold his it having come Back into his to who removed it to and Johnson bought a press of at brought tto Lewis and established the Cass county in Johnson removed his paper to a Hora the paper has been published in was associated with Johnson in the publication of the in a typographical graduate of the office was admitted to partnership in the and at this time the firm is Johnson Thomas Meredith is a native of in the year he came moving across Cass county on his Way to he had been a resident of Wisconsin several but had made up his mind to go to the land of when he got As far As this county he made what he intended to be a temporary but which proved to be a permanent settlement he pitched his tent in the year at a Point in Brighton since known As eight mile and entered the land now occupied by John and himself and family lived in a tent while they built a log entered Over acres of land in the Vicinity of the Grove and during his residence Here has made As Many actual improvements As any other Man in the he has accumulated making much Money out of the increase in the Price of he still owns much real among which May be classed a Large interest in the town of he does not regret having stopped in the county in prefer ence to completing his journey across the Nelson Prall settled in what is now Franklin township in in the night of july his wife and two children were their House stood near what is known As Jim and during the night named the water became so High that the House in which the family was was removed from its foundation and carried Down Stream on third of a when it struck a tree or something else and upset turning All the occupants into the Thomas his wife and one were also in the but Thomas Prall managed to save himself and but while rescuing his wife lost the All the bodies of the drowned were and were buried in Turkey Prall nov resides in Van Burn Wilson a brother to settled in the county in and continues to be one of our Gehart and Charles Hebing Are natives of and settled in this in Gehart was a Soldier in the 23d Iowa May he was Beverly wounded at the Battle of still Ivas kindly Strain entered his farm on Indian Creek in re informs us that at that time there was but one House Between his farm and and that was John spoors but one House n Lewis and that was lawyer tuckers that the Post office was till at and that Between Lewis and the present site of Atlantic there were three Strain is fifty eight years and a native of Highland settled in Pomosa in the Winter of 1857 and still resides he soldiered from Cass during the War of the John Hardenberg settled in the county in 1856 Hardenberg came in Joseph Northgraves built his water Mill on troublesome Creek n the year and his first flour in Henry Temple arrived in for the purpose of making that Ilace his in he came irom where he had lived from Temple is a native of Minir him n August in the year 831 he became a citizen of where he resided myth when he came to at Fairfield he studied a with judge Olney and was admitted to the bar in Black River and As the result one of his legs was1 now a resident of was born in Ken in he located in Lewis when lie stopped in Lewis he did not expect to but he did remain and is now not sorry that he among the Early settlers of that part of the county now known As Benton May be named Walter and who settled there in their who accompanied them died in Anson Brown lived on crooked Creek when tie marshes having located there in James Montgomery improved the farm on which Orson Brown now Montgomery son Frank was killed in Missouri during the a Egan improved the farm on which Slater now or began its improvement that Egan was killed in that his team running off with in 1854 Milhol Len lived where Pearson now Jonathan Decker lived on the farm now occupied by Benjamin Simpson re Salear Silver tilled the farm that John Dill cultivates James who died this year lived in that part of the county in of Bear Grove settled in Lewis in he was born in re Salear new in was one of the first practising Homeopath its in the Edwin is a native of and worked for Ballard on his farm near the Audubon As Early As he says he Lias chased Elk Over the land on which the town of Atlantic now John Cannon is a native of North Carolina and is fifty six years he settled in what is Benton township in he is the father of nine boys All of whom arc and six of whom were Jorn in this cannons Mother is still and although eighty four years can walk a mile with less fatigue than Many younger Osro Uncle of Charles one of the Early county clerks was one of the Early settlers on seven mile he lived on a part of the land now owned by he ived in a Cave More than a and built a House in 1857 which Baldwin died on the and his who known As aunt Phebe now resides in he he has i cd a year at six mile Prairie in Mahaska before Oskaloosa Vas Laid out and made the county then he followed the tide my stuck out his Shingle at in the later place he was l Justice of the peace eight during the War Temple Vas Deputy Provost marshal for Cass and Adair Ilso filled the positions of postmaster at county judge and county for several years himself and Brown vere the Only lawyers in the and when there was a Law suit hey were sure to be pitted against each temples first political experience in was to ride on horseback from Oskaloosa to Burlington to get whig tickets printed at the Burlington Hawkeye for the election held in fudge Temple removed from Lewis to in therefore is one of the pioneers of the last named town As Well As of he Joseph is a native of Richland where he was born june he took up his abode in Lewis in the Spring of he is a Carpenter by and his first Job was to Shingle a House for the House in which Findley afterwards for his work lie got per Day in he did not intend to remain in Lewis when he first jut disappointed himself in that he and Dan Bryan built the store House in Lewis now occupied by Childs in 1861 he worked at building Bridges on the Des Moines Valley Railroad Between Eddyville and in 1862 he opened a grocery store in running it for a Short when he sold out and being rejected on account of sore eyes he returned to Lewis and in 1863 he bought his former and since that Date has been a his business Success has been he at present has stores in Lewis and and is president of the Cass county of Gardner entered a tract of land and settled in Edna town ship in the year and ranks among the earliest settlers of the he had Many trials and hardships to contend As in fact they All he built one of the first if not the first Bridges across the Nodaway and built it entirely at his own he Liau led his first Corn and other supplies from some times making trips in the most inclement Gardner frequently served his township As Justice of the in a later year he sold his farm in Edna and bought another in Atlantic in Turkey being the place now owned by in 1871 Gardner was elected county which position he now having twice been he was born near in the year he lived in Illinois from 1850 to the Anita congregational Church was organized april with fifteen and Calkins were prime Chauncey Wright gathered the Hill also the first deacons were Mckinley and William and Whitmore have been the the latter being the present present number of the building of the Church began in 1875 it will Cost and will soon be the congregational Church at was organized april 11 the first pastor was George the original members were by David Polly Charles Olive George Hitchcock Caroline Mary by profession Samue Henry Elihu and Amasa Chapman David trustees George h Baldwin Baldwin the Church building is 30x40 feet with Vestibule 8xi i feet it was dedicated Cost the lumber was drawn by wagons 140 or 130 present number of members Church was organized pastor presiding the first quarterly meeting was held december loth and at which Sharp was approved As sunday school Wilkins or George Isaac and Frank Everett were approved Wilkins and Sharp were elected recording the present House was built in and enlarged in the Atlantic congregational Church was organized in april among its earliest members were Norton and Vic Geehon and Scildon Clement Tuttle and George Smith and Julian Phelps and and others from time to it numbers at present eighty there have been but five deaths Imong its there has never been a Case of and no members have been dismissed except to unite with churches out Norton and Smith were its first Shu holding assisted Hawks and its House of worship was dedicated August this building has recently been enlarged and present 32x64 feet Cost to about it is located on the Corner of fifth and Walnut Hill has been pastor of the Church from its organization to the present its sunday school was organized at the time its building was first Chapman is the present the Church is out of the Baptist Church of Lewis was organized december William Golden was the the following were he members and officers at the Start Perry Clarissa Samuel Anilla James Hannah James Sarah Sarah Elizabeth Margaret Van Jason Brown Perry Disbrow and William of Lull the Church edifice was built membership of the Church is in the present the society is at present number 38 Job printing neatly and cheaply we Hare two Good have recently introduced ate Aiu which enables us to do work at very Low orders by malt promptly without a but keeps a Sabbath school in successful operation Vith eighty the United presbyterian congregation of Atlantic was organized y Mccrea on the 22d of with 18 Moncrief and Silas Hugh Livingston and present membership Cass Center congregation was organized in the year Bell and Samuel Stone and William membership the Highland Church methodist Northwest of was built during the summer of and dedicated in the around was and the House built and furnished through the exertions of trustees Henry Orson pastor number of members the Catholic Church of Atlantic was built in under direction if vicar general of Des the House Cost about the father Gaule is the present services re held once in four and the House is full at each the Brick school t coot Macomber was president of the Board of direct at Manning and wife taught the first school n the new House in the Spring of in the year according to the report of James state superintendent of Public the county had ninety even children Between the Ages of five and Twenty one the sports of the same officer show that in 1856 our county has one undred and fifty eight children of the school and seven organized in 1854 the whole amount of Money expended for school purposes in the county was less than then there was not a school House in the in the year 1875 the Public school houses in the county numbered one Hundred and and Cost a grand total of the year there was expended for new school houses and school House Sites paid to eachers expended of contingent fund for total expenditures for school in the county in the year number of children Between he Ages of five and Twenty one years in average number of months taught in each school in the county in even and a the highest salary paid to a teacher was 120 per month the lowest per average Price per about at tins time there is not a neighbourhood n the but what is supplied with a Good for from in to nine months each from the annual report James county filed october it is earned that at that time the county had one school and that one was in District Turkey Grove being the school Louse in Grove City which was destroyed by fire in the Louse Cost and was a Frame there were no schools n Lura and Pomosa in Turkey Grove there were free in Brighton i 2 total number of children n the county Over five and under Twenty one years of age the two schools in Cass township were taught 60 Days each during he while the others were taught from 45 to 65 Days the Cass county agricultural society was organized in the year with Headquarters at the following were the first officers Oliver president vice president Secretary Harvey treasurer James Oliver Mills and John Keyes were appointed a committee to select grounds for the first fair which was held in october of that the committee decided that the fair should be held in the Northwest part of the City on a number of unoccupied which ground has since been used for base Ball Harvey Yeaman and Reynolds drafted the Premium list for the first Alexander resigned the Secretary ship in june and Budlong was appointed to the or Budlong also resigned and president Mills appointed George Norton who has been Secretary from that time until the present John Keyes was elected president in and filled the position until his death in was elected treasurer in 1870 and still holds that Gaylord was chosen marshal in 1870 John Reynolds held that position in 1873 and Thomas Meredith was vice president in Baughman was elected vice president in 1873 and still holds that the society present situated just East of was selected and bought in on the recommendation of a committee consisting of Olive Mills and there Are about Twenty two acres am the Price paid was per there is at present a mortgage on the ground and fixtures for with three years to run the second annual fair was held in september 1870 on the Block in Atlantic now occupied for residence purposes by a Boyd and All subsequent fairs have been held on the present the society has always paid Liberal Premium paid them in and in Cash on the Atlantic cemetery association was organized directors a president Isaac Dickerson Vic Norton Hammond Cost of cemetery the first Sale of lots in the cemetery took place in the Lewis cemetery association was organized on the i4th Day of the trustees of the first were Pratt the officers at present Are As allows president Secretary treasurer Atlantic july y of Council assisted by Mem ers from that City and the first officers of the Lodge vere w and the following have held he position of g in the Lodge the present at present there is a membership of three members have red since the the Lodge has paid benefits to he and funeral the Lodge was never in a More prosperous condition than at this the Lodge has property and Cash amounting to Wiota was organized april with the following officers James Hamil on Joseph Nathaniel the Lodge was organized with nine and now has Twenty three Lewis was organized october the first the succeeding Noble brands to Date have been As follows Van Isaac Lyman and the present the has a Large membership and owns its own Lewis Lodge holds a charter dated at june the first regular meeting of the Lodge was held july the first officers were As allows Bowater Daniel Edward the masters from the organization to the present time Are enumerated with their terms of service Bowater is Surg 1860 1861 William 86234 18656 William 18678 1869 Frank 1870 1871 18723 Anita was organized with the following officers Oil secy the present officers re secy James membership the first school houses in Pomosa were built in 1858 or Bur were built the same the old settlers disagree As to who tight the first one says miss Ellen Lorah now Eter of Des Moines taught and another ascribes the credit to miss Hannah now Adair and Audubon counties were detached from Cass in and after that Date and up to the year 1857 Cass county had but or civil namely Turkey Grove and in Lura township was including what is of Grant and also other As to How the townships Here constituted when there were but the Reader is referred o the statistical table for the year to be found in this upon petition of Thomas Meredith and the township of Brighton was founded March containing All of town lip Range and sections 17 and in township Range a warrant was issued to Meredith or the holding of the first to be held at the residence of Amuel in said april for the election of township being an English wanted to Call the new township but judge Lorah probably recollecting that old Tea trouble and As a the name of Brighton was on petition of Peter Hedges and the township of Breck Ridge was ordered to be organized at the August session of the county in and authority was granted to Franklin Whitney to hold the first election at the House of Peter Hedges on the second tuesday of Breckenridge township embraced what is now Union and and a portion of other townships the county now consists of sixteen the congressional and civil townships exactly corresponding inside and and no further change will Likely Ever be May Adam string George Lew Frank Luke Floyd Charles and George left Lewis for they had five of teams and it took them four months and five Days to make the trip to the Golden the Fate of those that composed the so As known s As follows Vanriper was buried by a Mountain slide at Floyd Smith returned to the states and died years lost his and now resides in Atlantic Adam Baughman and Georg roof reside at California Stringham died in san Francisco Luke Smith and now resides in Western Iowa while Lew Clark came Back and makes his Home in pleasant Christmas the Grove City a new hotel in Grove City was and the occasion was celebrated with a raw the House was the property of John Dan Bunnell and George Brown were the All presen and among the gayest couples were the following or and Peter and and and and Drake among the Young were the following Chris Isaac Osceola miss Doner now Conrad and two of judge torahs daughters Lewis g a number of guests were present from Audubon county new years Morris and Abraham by and Mcgeehon were out Hunting together and killed twi one of them at a Point about where the congregational Church in Atlantic now a county in november 1858 the county bought of Peck Keyes the ferry boat used by them on the Botna where the Lewi Bridge now stands near the Lewis flouring Mill for the ferry did not pay ofter the county bought it at the api term of the county the filed the of lowing report a fax w go continued next week up Fol go 89 cd s go a i cd cd b e s go cd s cd 99 3 go cd 99 s g 89 go cd o cd 0 cd a e s 5t 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