Chariton Leader (Newspaper) - September 15, 1910, Chariton, Iowa
THE CHARITON LEADER.
yOL. -U)- NO. 37. $1 A YEAR.CHARITON IOWA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1910.
BY HENBYW. GITTINGEENEWS OF PEOPLE HERE AND THERE
| What the People are Doing in Lucas County and Surroundings
| a. J Irwin had on exhibition somn I interesting relics at the old settlers meeting at Derby, Saturday. One was ' a bible, which had been in the family over two hundred and fifty years. Also & justices docket kept by his father— tbe first that Union township ever had. It was written on fools cap paper but the docket was kept as well as any of the modern day. A whetstone was on exhibition made out of a hickory loh-that bad been submerged in the river sixteen years and petrilied—that and a grindstone was made from this submerged timber strange as it may sound.
II C. Anderson arrived in Charltoni last week, to spend a few days with his brother, T. T. Anderson. He lives in Pomona, California and was on his way to Washington, Iowa, t6 attend tl.e meeting of Crocker's Brigade, which holds its reunion there, this year. Mr. Anderson formerly resided in Otter Creek township but later in Warren county. He enlisted in the 13th Iowa, in this county and served throughout the war, removing to California nineteen years ago. He thinks California is truly the border land, and certainly its climate must be congenial as he is live years older than his brother Tom, but looks even younger, and Tom is but a boy slightly oyer age
Chariton has a new law firm but not new lawyers Col. O. A. Bartholomew and E. W. Drake have formed a partnership for the practice of their profession and will continue their office in the quarters formerly occupied by the Bartholomew firm of lawyers The style of the firm will be Bartholomew & Drake. They are both old practitioners and need no introduction to the public. E. W. Drake was formerly presecuting attorney and O. A. Bartholomew has been engaged -in the law business ig Chariton for the past thirty years.
Roscoe Smith, who has been engaged for the past four years with the Adams Expreasxompany, ha* resigned his position to take ~ effect on the first of October. He will go into the east side grocery store with his father, and* help in the conduct of that merchantile establishment. Mr. Smith is a young man attentive to business and this will be a valuable acquisition to Its affairs.
H. O. Penick and wife arrived from New Orleans, last week, to spend a fortnight or more with his father and other home folks. Mr. Penick says he is always glad to get back to Chariton and still haB a warm feeling for old Iowa. He invites Everybody to New Orleans when tho great Isthmian celebration is to be held.
J. F. Strong of Lake Side, Nebraska, spent a few days last week with his wife's brother, J. B. Wyland, and family, Mrs. Strong having left for home the day, before Tub arrival. Miv Strong had been to Chicago with a consignment of cattle, and was enroute home. «
W. A. Jones has the misfortune to have a carbuncle on his thumb so serious that it had laid him up from work. Dr. Croston lanced it, but it is still extremely painful'with danger of blood poisoning or other complications.
In another part of this paper may be found a card from J. Homer Hancock, of Rallantlne, Montana, offering inducements to those who desire to secure land in that part of the west. He says everything is looking fine out there ana the future prospects are promising. < The forest fires ha/e burned out and the atmosphere has been cleared of the smoke.
The Leader is informed that E. L. Farlin and wife, who formerly conducted tbe star Bafcery and Restaurant, but who sold the establishment to w. Farlin and went west, have located in Topeka, Kansas, where they expect to engage in business.A Fine Edition.
Tbe Knoxyille -Journal issijed a 28 page.special edition, last week, which was the finest paper the Leader ever beheld. There were scores of illustrations, street seenes, buildings, citizens, etc. «The matter contained therein had l^een oarefully prepared and lh® advertisements were the enegeries oi tbe business interests portrayed on paper. Mechanically tbe paper was as new perfect as Dbssible to make it. Abe Journal is a great country newspaper.The Maine Election.
Ifsothis will be the first aènatQrfrom New England
Hon. L. T. Richmond.
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One of tbe orators at the Old Settlers Reunion at Derby, on lust Friday, was the Hon. L T. Richmond, of Al-bia, who is a candidate on tit.! democratic ticket iu this judicial district for judge. He certainly uruso i.o tliH occasion and gave one of the most scholarly and timely addresses beaut during meetings of this kind, and was listened to with marked attention throughout, ft was in harmony with the time and occasion. Ho began by drawing a picture of a pioneer pilgrim to Monroe county, 64 years ago, not as a personal allusion but. because it illustrated thousands of similar cases. It was back in the Old Kentucky home, in 1840, that a young man, with only his own energies, health and two strong hands won and wedded a datnsel and then turned their eyes in the course that empire led, took their place in the procession, moved to Indiana, thence in latter years to fowu, landing in Monroe county «4 years ago. In the meantime the young husband had engaged in arduous occupations, at long periods necessitating- his absence from h me, but the wife and mother resolutely tolled in the home caring for the domestic (lock and moulding their chnracleis, while the father was away earning the moans of their subsistence. They never became discouraged or faint but had hope In that competency they had stnved for. Finally they secured the means to found a home in Cedar township, Monroe county, on which farm nine sturdy sons wore born and "each son had a sister." The oldest son fell in battle on a southern battlefield in the defense of his country, and while he was mourned by these pioneer parents, yet they considered the sacrifice not too groat. On that old home farm 50 years ago, the subject of this sketch first beheld the light of day.
L. T. Richmond, or "Tilt" as he is familiarly called, grew to manhood used to toil. He grew eloquent as he recounted the modes of farming in his boyhood days; the experience with the "hand rake reaper1' and the other agricultural methods of the times, attending "district school" in the winter times, doing as other boys of the country did, so well known to the middle aged citizen of today, until he reached manhood's estate. Soon after reaching his majority be was elected sheriff of Monroe county, and after this service he studied law, was admitted to the bar and entered practice, and for many years this received his undivided attention. He is now vice president and cashier of the First National Bank oi Albla, and enjoys the confidence of all.'; -
This is the man who made the address at Derby, on Friday.
"Tilt" Richmond is a big, warm hearted man, firm in his convictions of right, true to his obligations and opposes men without incurring their ill will, because, while he is courteous, yet he is resolute and never temporizes.
As a studen t of law and events the Leader doubts if his equal is to be found in southern Iowa. His style of "oratory is strong, of the convincing kind and he has the faculty of turning a good story or making a historic comparison with the greatest of ease, which proves that he is capable of ex-temoraneous action and doesn't depend on the "ready prepared" article.
Howeyer, the Leader Is partial to "Tilt" Richmond as the writer has always known him, is fully cognizant of his splendid qualities and when be was placed on the judicial ticket he was highly gratified, for with men of his standing on tbe bench there would be but little complaint of the miscarriage of justice, and none Intentionally. There is not a man before the people of the district better equipped tor the duties of Judge tban. L. T. Richmond.
Last Week's Court.
Mrs. Elya Hickle was indictcd keeping a house of ill-fame.
The case of the state of Iowa vs. Sam Matheney, seduction, was continued by agreement of all parties. State of Iowa vs. Mrs. C. V. Lamm, nuisance continued by agreement. J. W. Hickman and Jake Bufiington were each fined $300 and costs of prosecution, including S2§ attorney fees, charged with the Illegal sale of liquors. They haye given notice of an appeal to the supreme court. They claim that sales though they might be proven in the street, could not Incriminate them of conducting a nuisance in a building.
The case of the McC'ormiok sisters, Margaret and Emily, vs. H. J. Enge-bretsen, was up when court closed on Saturday and was taken up again Monday morning. The owners of the building levied on his drug store for back rent. The defendant »claims he had an agreement with their agent that when the building was repaired and the Brown block erected Inside it and the west wall had to be taken down, he should be indemnified for the inconvenience and damage. This condition had existed for months, but no settlement had been made and when be claimed it they did not allow it. He now pleads this as a counter claim.
Colonel Dungan Spoke.
Colonpl Warren S. Dungan was one of the speakers at the Derby Old Settler? meeting, on Saturday.- This is a remarkable record, as he will be 88 years of age within a few days. He beeame enthusiastic and warmed up to bis subject with- tbe old time fire. WhQlt tbe writer was but a small lad OoloneL Dungan was. prominent and ac-,tftein public affairs apd his Interest at the advanoedageof Wf is commendable.
Hon. L. T. Richmond, of Albia, Monroe county, Iowa
One of the Speakers at the Derby Reunion and Candidate for Judge in this District on the Democratic Ticket.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Items of Interest to our Readers as heard on the Street by our Interviewer-Some Live Facts
It is a strange circumstance but never-the-less it is true. For years Lucas was the largest coal producing center in the state and thousands of miners worked here and several large' works were kept running full time and millions of tons of coal were shipped to all parts of the country. At present there is not a bushel of coal being mined in the vicinity and we are receiving coal from outside mines to supply the approaching winter's demand.—W. S. Skidmore.,
What does it take to constitute a German, an Irishman, a Swede, etoV My parents were Germans and their first child was born in Germany, and yet nobody would class me as a German. John H. Darrah's parents emigrated from Ireland and his oldest brother was born In Ireland—yet John is not an Irishman. L. T. Richmond, of Monroe county, who is on the democratic ticket for judge, was born in Monroe county, his parents coming there from Kentucky in an early day. They may have "originally been from Ireland," but "Tilt" is an American. It is out of all thltf raw material that Americans are made.—A. C. Riebel.
Lucas county has more breeders of blooded stock than any other' county in the state. Take it in the Short-Horn list. At one time we had 05 members of the Lucas County Short-Horn Breeders Association and all of them resided In the county except two and they were just over the line. There are breeders of several other types of cattle, as well as of horses, bogs, sheep, etc. The state fair Is a great thing but I fear it has supplanted the county fairs largely. Locally county fairs would be great benefits. They would stimulate the propagation of improved stock and products, which the state fair can not reach, as comparatively few from each county attend. We used to have good fairs. That was before the newer methods and when improved stock was rare. Today they oould make much better showing. It is regrettable that the coifnty fairs fell Into decadence and In most cases passed out of sight entirely.—W. IS. Hanks.
I am beginning to realize that last year was not a profitable season in the broom manufacturing business owing to the high prices of materials. Seed left on the brush cut quite a figure at tbe high price. With«11 these things to contend with it was not easy sailing. I had purchased $13,000 worth of brush and on this the interest had to be computed and added. So it goes.— J. H. Curtis.
a chauffeur is a person who knows enough to run an automobile but is too wise to own one.—Waiter C. Gook-in.
A mule will work single as well as a horse although it looks out of tbe ordinary to see them in shafts. When I hitched my mule "Maud" to my ex-pres*wagon tbe people commenced to. stare and look for tbe balance of the : procession.—George Newman.
About the finest contest I ever beheld was one day last spring. One of my neighbors, Mr. Fred Post, has a dog, which had the habit of barking at'the automobiles as they passed by. One day a great big one came along the road and the old dog met it as usual and in some manner got directly in front of it. Then there was a sound as of deviltry by night. The dog yelped and the auto "honked." The car carreened and for a moment the dog was not seen but soon emerged at the end of the car, looking like ne had been run through a threshing machine, but no bones were broken, and uninjured except as to feelings and a slight curvature of the spine. The automobile did not fare so well. The gingle-whiz and a few of the other apparatus had become shattered. In other words the craft was grounded. After a few hours a relief car reached them from Albla, a force of ship carpenters went to work and by sundown it went westward on its journey amid a cloud of dust. The old dog sat on his haunch-es as long as he could see the fleeing car and then sadly turned in. He has never paid any attention to an automobile since. So he was "broke" too. —A. D. Drake.
When J was a boy I resided with my parents at Chester, Pennsylvania. They worked in the mills there. This was before the days when child labor was prohibited in factories. When I was ten years of age my mother could nSlonger work in the mill and I was compelled to take her place or else father would have been discharged to make room for others who could supply cheap labor. The Improved conditions are gratifying.—George Parkin.
When we used to go to tbe old Highland school the teacher made us "toe the mark." You older people know what that means. One day we were all standing in line when the teacher said to Brother Bill:
"Move up there a little."
"I'm already toeing the mark."
"That may be but your feet have outgrown the rest—move forward about four inches and line up."
There was great military precision in this drill__Leroy Larimer.
I do not suppose there is a veteran of the-Mexican war surviving in the county* There are a few widows of that conflict on the pension roll, Mrs. Charles Fitch, of this city, and two or three others. William Orenduff, who is now a venerable citizen oyer 80 years of age, is a pensioner of one of the Indian wars, but time Is fast making inroads in tbe ranks of tbe citizen soldiery.—J. H. Collins.
I was just over to the court bouse listening to the evidence in the liquor trial. It is strange bow absent minded at times those who are giving testimony become. When a fellow buys liquor of. a contraband vender be loses bis mind right away.—Willllam Spur* ling.
Bead tbe Leader.»
At the trial of Emily and Margaret MoOormiok vs^H. J. 'Engebretsen in-yolvlttg a elalm for r^nt, in which he bad put In acoünt«Vfifcia$~ for,damages,! ~ wM:Ukentfròm:tbe«juiar>^on^Tuesday -Officers Selected
Tbe officers for tbe ensuing year selected at the meeting' of the»>Uni6n Township Old Settler's Association, onSaturdry were: President,: L. W. " ; Secretary, C, H.,Davis;?Trey-
The Derby Reunion.
The Union Township Old Settlers Reunion was held at Derby on Friday and Saturday, September!Hh and 10th, and a great success it proved to be, this being the 7th annual session of that association. Tho days were unusually fine, bright sunshine and a cool breeze blowing—just enough to make it invigorating. The incoming trains brought in the visitors and carriages came in processions from the surrounding country side. A stirring band concert was tbe first thing on the program, after which the assembly was held in the school house park, where a stand bad been erected and seating prepared
Chairman Dave McMains called the meeting to order and aftor invocation by lie v. A. H. Nutting J J. George guv- tho weluomt; address, nml a good one it proved to be. A hearty response was givuu liy A. G. Swalney in his usual cordial manner. The speakr ing program was Interspersed by vocal and instrumental music, readings etc.
Hon Frank Q. Stuart, democratic candidate for congress, was Introduced and took as his theme The Conservation of the National Resources, as all had been requested to abstain from partisan or sectarian discussions. He made a strong address on this line and was gratified that he had a past record consistent with the agitation now going on. While a member of the Colorado legislature he was instrumental in framing and passing several bills to that end and one especially that in tbe state of Colorado no alien could hold title to lands and monopolize them to the detriment of the public. His speech was well delivered and received. In the afternoon Hon. L. T. Richmond, of Albia, candidate on tbe democratic ticket tor the bench, delivered a fine address.
At the close J. L. Washburn read a well prepared article embracing a brief annul of the township, its pioneer citizens and much data which is to be engrafted into the archives of tho county. This article showed much re--search and study.
On Saturday the crowds were much larger. Tbe procession of automobiles was quite noticable and the grand mounted parade was certainly interesting to behold. Fine steeds and graceful riders formed an attraction not to be excelled.
Judge Horace M. Towner, republican candidate for conirress, was the orator of the day and delivered the address forenoon, and a masterly address it proved to be. He is a versatile reason-er and interested the crowd. He talked on subjects appropriate to the day and his political allusions were not in the least partisan and with this consideration impressed his hearers. In the afternoon Hon. John U. Darrah made a good speech, which showed clear thought and logic. He was listened to with the greatest attention and that 1b the best evidence that one is pleasing the andience. After him Col. Warren S. Dungan appeared on the platform and he is ever at home on an occasion of this kind. He gave a short review of pioneer times and urged the preservation of these events in historic form. He is president and founder of the Lucas county Historical society and spoke strongly in its interests. He was followed by H. W. Glttinger and others.
Miss Erma McMains gave several of her ever pleasing readings and among those who entertained with song are the Misses Barbara Nesaen, Lois Rob-ison, Miss Smith et al.
There were amusments galore, bicycle feats by Prof. Harrison & Son, ball games, contests, games of various kinds, merry-go-rounds, and in fact our Derby lriends spared no pains or expense to make It one round of profitable pleasure and entertainment from morning until night. It would take columns to tell of each feature.
-However, we are gratified to state that a train load of people went down from Chariton and enjoyed the hospitalities and festivities.« If there was a candidate missing from the throng we fall to remember which one It was.
The spirit of fraternallsm was certainly exemplified and It Is at these non-political old, settlers associations that we iearn to appreciate eachotber more.
We'll come again.
Two Boys at Derby.
While at Derby the Leader had a chat with the venerable Lorenzo Westfall, having known him for many years. He is 92 years of age and since his.severe illness last spring does not seem so vigorous as formerly,' but he is as cheerful as ever. The writer never met Mr. Westfall wHen he was not looking on. the bright side of things, although his burthens of sorrow have been many, and as he expressed it one time, "My life is behind me, I am simply waiting." He cares not to hurry away, as this world is a good world, after all, but he is ready when the time comes. What a happy resignltlon this is. He spoke of "Uncle Billy" Smith, who had recently returned from a visit in Kansas, to his home in Derby. Mr. Smith is now 00 years of age. When the writer met blm he was surprised to see a man of such rugged physique and was moving about as spryly as much younger men. He enjoys life and doesn't let tbe weight of years , encumber him.Court Adjourned.
Court adjourned on Tuesday to meet again today to finish up some business. The attorneys did not seem to be ready to try eases at this tern.D«inocraticludieial ticket.
For Judge, Ù T. Richmond ,Smith <
. "¿a.; *- -HAPPENINGS OF THEjPAST WEEK
A Record of What We Hear and See of Happenings in This Vicinity^
Mrs. Will Smyth expects to leave the last of the week for Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a delegate from this district to attend the National Convention of W. R. C. She will go via Northern Route, and will visit Detroit, Michigan, Niagara Falls, Washington, D. C., and many other points of Interest In the east. She is a member of the National Aid, and assistant inspector of the W. R. C. and being a delegate will entitle her to a seat of honor in the convention. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. McFarland also expect to leave today over the Pennsylvania route, to be present at the convention and will visit relatives in Ohio, and other points, enroute home.
While at Derby, Saturday, the writer met Thomas Thome. Thomas says he has been keeping bachelor,b hall out on the farm for the past four weeks, his wife being at Russell caring for a sick daughter. When she returns home she will hardly know him, as he has become so daper and dressy during her absence and is telling around that he is only 29 years old next June, so one of his friends says, and wears a full dress suit when ha-swills tho hogs and takes off his silk plug hat and bows at the klne before he milks them. He is putting on a wholo lot of style on the farm and does everything according to "saasaslty" methods.
Mrs. Carrie V. Roderick, of New York City, arrived In Chariton, Friday evening, and Is a guest at the home of Mrs. J. A. Brown, and other friends In this city, where she formerly resided. Her husband was pastor of the M. E. church of Chariton, several years ago, and died while serving in that capacity. She had been visiting relatives in Ohio, and took occasion to pay a visit to her friends here before returning home.
Mrs. J. D. Beaman and Mrs. W. E. Hanks went to Lucas, Saturday to attend a house party given by Mrs. Norm Baker and Miss Lora Baker. Their husbands joined them in an outing at Skeeter Camp, on Sunday, where they spent the day in picnic style.
Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Saum, who have been spending the past two months on their farm .near Lucas, returned to Chariton the first of the week, haying leased their farm for the next year to Harvey Bugg of Norwood, who takes possession at once. During.their stay on the farm they entertained over forty guests, some of them remaining for a several days visit, others going out from town for a day. Dr. Saum made his daily trips to and from the farm, and was kept very busy attending to both farm and office work.
C. R. Kirk came up from St.
looking after business matters
here, on the first of the week. The Importing Company received a large consignment of horses from France this year, and it will take active work to handle them. Each season they are extending their sales and reputation and the care with which these animals are selected Is bearing fruits. In almost every part of the country horses from tbe Kirk & Go's stables can be found.
M. V. Adams and wife and daughter, Mrs. Sam Gookin, went to Atlantic, last week, In the automobile, to visit at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Bert Plotts. They went by way ■ of Des Moines and took Miss Carrie Adams along. It was a fine trip.and certainly Mr. and Mrs. Adams are getting the full dfcjoyment of their car. It has only been a short time since they went on an overland trip to Ot-tumwa.
Lncas County Veterans Association.
Thursday, September 22, 1910.—Assemble In Court Houbc park at 10:00 a. m. and register.
Call to order at 10:30.
Prayer by Chaplain.
Reading of minutes and calling the roll of honor.
Appointing a committee for the selection of officers.
Adjourn for dinner.
Reassemble at 2:00 p. tn. ,
Music by Quartette.
Election of officers.
Reading by Marie Bowen.
Music by Quartette.
Speaking by Judge Branner.
Song, "America", by tbe assembly.
Everybody is expected to be here, and have a good time.New Produce House.
The Hooper Egg Company will soon begin the erection of a large poultry ana egg house. This firm is preparing to do a mammoth business and as tbey are one of tbe strongest firms' financially in southern Iowa and have unlimited experience, tbey no dgpbt will do abusiness which wiube* oradlti to Chariton. The dimension of lbs building will be 40 x 120 f«M, the, alte has not yet been decided upon, firm has options on two iltn,udii.vlll, noon decide which will be moft aultf able for their business.
. Mrs, Faltner ,and