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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - August 30, 1918, Postville, Iowa Postville Herald successor to the it to a t Elf my our Soldier boys letter from Joe Harnack. Obituary. Somewhere in prance july 17, 1918. Jear Lena Fred and Lester jail right and having a Good time tit to a Ball game sunday. I got letter and the Money the 14th of and was glad to get it and the in. A. Man is going to Cash it me. We have Good officers in company. I had a Good time on trip coming Over Here and we had lid weather All the Way. We took a a of about eight Miles saturday " my feet were Good and sore be in we Gorback. The country bks pretty rough. Let me know if ister has to go to Cap and Tell him a write and let me know How he likes As i was lying on the ground a Itin this letter i looked up and jew a. Four Leaf Clover right int front of be so i picked it and will Send it to 6u/for Good Luck. Tell father i am a right so will be Home Asoh As i can. That is All for this Ime. Private Joseph h. Harnack remember the Date sept. 8. One week from next sunday Rev both of the Iowa German american a Royalty league will speak in the pity Park Postville at three o clock h the afternoon if the weather permits ibid if not the exercises will be old in Turner opera House so there will be no postponement of the occasion on account of the weather. And Lor one hour before the speaking com Pence s you will be entertained by a band concert by the Postville com Kwity Sand. Rev. Orth has without a Shadow of doubt the greatest lecture on War time topics Ever presented in this or any other country. The deals absolutely with facts and presents a great Many reasons Why those of German birth or parentage should be Loyal to America in the great War America is now wrung in behalf of Justice and democracy. Rev. Orth was born in Germany and one of his Brothers was killed fighting with the kaisers army in the present world War and he also has three sons today wearing the uniform of Uncle Sam s boys. Hear his wonderful message All you who doubt whether or not America should have entered the i present War. Sunday sept 8th, at Postville. Come. A big Postville Industry. The Postille Clay products co. Is As Good Ware As any concern in the state. On a tour of inspection saturday afternoon we made a visit to this Plant and found manager Carpenter and his Force of 10 or 15 men Busy forming hollow blocks and getting the kilns filled up while others were removing finished product from the kilns. The Plant is handicapped in that it is 20 or 30 men Short and is unable the Plant to its full capacity. There is no reason Why this Plant cannot succeed. With an experienced Man As or. Carpenter at the head and Given the proper support 50 or 60 men could find v steady. Employment there and the stockholders ought to get big returns from their investment our second lieutenants Are Home. Postville is just at present enjoying a visit from three of her Young men who Are in the military service and who have made Good by winning the rank of second lieutenant. We refer to Lieut. Harvey Cornell of Camp Dodge Iowa who came tuesday Lieut John a. Plas of Camp Pike ark., who arrived wednesday to spend a ten Day furlough and Lieut will a. Martin of Camp Dodge a son of or. And mrs. Edgar Martin former residents Here who is visiting at the Frank rounds Home. It is say they Are physically fit As one look at them would cause a doctor to drop dead. Postville has reason to feel proud of All her Soldier boys. Badly burned with gasoline. On sunday evening last Gilbert Stockman of this City started to Light we gasoline stove in his Home but As it did not Light readily he thought it needed More Gas in the Reservoir which he started to fill without removing it from the stove with the usual result the Gas ignited like n Ash and in the twinkling of an Eye had burned All the skin off his left hand and half Way to the Elbow on his Arm causing a very painful and sore wound. He had it promptly treated and is getting along of Well As possible under the circumstances. Terry s Uncle Tom show today. Today Friday aug. .30-Terry s Uncle Tom s Cabin show will exhibit in Postville arriving in their own special cars Over the Milwaukee and will give one of their Superb Street parades at noon. And we can say with truth and in All Candor that no Uncle Tom co. That has visited Post Vule in the Pas thirty years gives a presentation of this great moral drama that begins to equal the Terry Pio Duclion of a Yoa want to see a Thuoi Ihly frs Clasa new to to. The Terry tent tonight. Lewis David Meikle was born in Delafield Waukesha county wis., sept. 4, 1863, and died at Oakdale Iowa aug. 16, 1918, at the age of 54 years 11 months and 12 Days. When four years of age he came with his parents to Iowa and has since been a resident of the state. He was married feb. 19, 189"0, to miss Dora Miller of Ludlow and to them three children were bom Lillian who died in infancy mrs. Ruth Stegen and miss Hazel. Or. Meikle had been a patient sufferer for a year past and on june 25 went to the sanitarium at Oakdale in the Hope of finding Relief but he failed rapidly and passed away aug. 16th, his wife and daughter. Hazel and sister Nellie being at his bedside at the last. In 1893 he United with the presbyterian Church at Waukon and later became a member of the m. E. Church at Mcintire where he lived a number of years and which membership he retained until his death. Lewis was a faithful son a kind and Loving husband and father and a Good neighbor and Friend. Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by his father James Meikle and three Sisters mrs. Maggie Carter of Bailey mrs. Nellie Bray of Ludlow and miss Jessie Meikle of Frankville. The funeral services were held at the presbyterian Church monday afternoon at 2.30, Rev. Van. Nice of Waukon an old Friend of. Ficia Ting and burial was made in the Village cemetery. An important announcement to All Herald readers. Obituary. John Andrew Reuss was born in West Aurick Germany nov. 2, 1870 he came to America when he was 19 years old and settled in Monona twp in october 1889. He was married to Clara Lorena Elmore on november 5, 1907. To them were born seven children two of whom preceded their father into the eternal world or. Reuss was a member of the Postville congregational Church and a firm believer in Jesus Christ. He was possessed of Many Good Quali ties and had Many friends. He passed away on August 23rd, aged 47 years 9 months and 21 Days leaving a wife and five children to mourn his decease. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Childress in the congregational Church saturday aug. 24th, at ten a. M. Interment in Postville cemetery. Bombed by botches ? residents of methodist Avenue West thought they were up against an Aerial bombardment sunday night at a Little before eleven o clock when a crash like the crack of doom broke the stillness of the night made the old Earth quake and then All was still again. Numerous persons arose draped in the flowing Robes of night tiptoed about their Homes and peered out into the Bright Moonlight to see what it was All about not daring to turn on a Light for fear of making their Homes a target for the Bosche bombs and returned to their virtuous couches none the Wiser for their nocturnal prowling. On arising the following morning however they discovered that a Large dead limb of a soft Maple tree which was Rotten and full of Woodpecker holes had fallen from one of Henry Miller s Trees and crashed into the Middle of the Street and broken into 1143 fragments. Again the letter newspapers Are discussing a mysterious letter a on oat leaves which reminds us of the time of much Steamboat travel on the Mississippi says the Waukon Standard. A commercial traveler As a regular Patron of a certain popular boat and by Choice had been assigned to the same stateroom. One trip he came aboard paid the fare and the clerk handed him his room key which he took and started for his usual berth but made a mistake and opened a wrong door and was greeted by a woman s powerful voiced scream. The clerk saw and excitedly called out the letter on the door of his stateroom letter Bas excitedly came Back the protesting reply i Ain t touching her change at Postville state Bank. Owing to his impaired eyesight we. Leui has been compelled to give up Book work at the Postville state Bank and r. M. Hecker succeeds to the position and that Bob will make a Good Man for the place his Many friends feel confident. Of course. Bob will feel a Little out of place at first wearing a filed shirt and a hard Collar every Day after having been used to wallowing around in the dirt and grease underneath autos looking for trouble but cashier Peterson will see to it that he Don t get too homesick and will let him tinker with his car occasionally til he gets Bob weaned Call for 43 selectmen. The exemption Board has received a Call for 48 men to go to Camp Dodge in a four Day period about september 1 3rd, 4th or 5th. This will clean up the old class one men and the balance will to taken from the new registrants. There is also a Call for three limited service men to go to fort Riley Kansas during this same four Day period says Waukon Standard. The War industries Board of the United states government last week issued a set of 15 rules which affect every weekly newspaper in the United states and puts them on a Cash in Advance basis. Rule 2 As issued by the War Indus tries Board reads As follows no publisher May continue subscriptions after three months after Date of expiration unless subscriptions Are renewed and paid we Are therefore sending state ments this week to Al Herald readers whose time has expired and Are asking that All will remit the amount due us promptly As we will be required to give a sworn statement to the government informing them As to How these rules have been followed. You have no doubt been pleased to note the increase in local and general news since we have changed to English and will wish to take advantage of the $1.50 rate As it will be absolutely necessary to Advance the Price to.$2.00, in the near future. Note some of the exclusive features in the Herald besides All the Home news the intensely interesting Story outwitting the Hun weekly news review which gives you a Fine summary of the War news of the week Iowa state news the Kitchen Cabinet for the housewife All the important National news a whole Page devoted to agriculture and Many other features Worth alone Many times the Price of a subscription. The four or five serial stories that will be run in the Herald during the year written by noted authors of today would Cost at least $1.50 each if you were to Purchase them in Book form. We want you to know that we value your subscription business and personal Friendship and feel sure that you Mil not believe us unduly urgent in View of this ruling by the government which Al newspapers must abide by. Hoping for a continuation of your valued patronage. And assuring you that it will be our constant aim to give to Herald readers the Best that is in our Power in the Way of local and general Reading matter we Are yours very respectfully the Postville Herald we. J. Klingbeil publisher the Farmer and his wheat. Four minute fireworks. The four minute men of Postville Are preparing a series of patriotic treats for the people of Postville and surrounding country that no one who hears of them will wish to miss. As soon As the Date of registration of those affected by the 18-45 draft Bill is announced the four minute men of this locality will present for seven consecutive evenings prior to the Date of registration a grand patriotic ral by in the City Park which will consist of several four minute talks a number of songs and a grand concert each evening by Postville Community band. The hour for holding these meetings will be so arranged As to be convenient for our Farmer friends and full particulars will be announced shortly. Watch for Bills telling All about the big doings and prepare to take them All in. They will be absolutely free. Wanted common labourers. Alla Makee county must furnish 43 unskilled labourers under the recent Call from the government for various kinds of work. One Call is for common labourers on construction work which is under Way and which work is highly important to further the War Aims of this country. Good wages Are offered and Board is reasonable being furnished on the Job. Living conditions Are reasonably Good. Men Between the Ages of 20 and 55 years Are acceptable. Free fare is Given to destination and no deduction is made from the wage of the labourer after his arrival. For further information see we. J. Klingbeil enrolment agent for the United states Public Reserve Postville Iowa. A rattling rate Snake. Where can a Farmer sell his wheat in any Market he chooses. To whom to any elevator or Mill or to the Grain corporation of the food administration at Minneapolis. What will the Grain corporation pay him no. 1 Northern wheat is Worth $2.21, f. O. B. Minneapolis less one per cent for handling Dai a Northern Spring 2c Premium red Spring 5c discount no. 2 wheat 3c under no 1. Does he need to take less for his wheat ? no. How can a Farmer get his wheat graded ? by sending a Sample to a u. S. Grain inspector at Burlington Cedar rapids or any Grain terminal. Ilow big a Sample a a Peck. Bow Muci will it to the a Vic. Ninety cents per Sample. How shall the Money be sent by draft or Money order not Stamps. Can a producer store his wheat in a Mill longer than thirty Days no. A Mill by special permission of the zone manager for the Grain corporation May store for a longer period if there is a Good reason. Who is the zone Grain manager f. L. Carey Minneapolis Minn. How can a seed firm store seed wheat by getting permission from or. Carey. Can the Farmer hold his wheat yes. How Long indefinitely. Can the Farmer hold seed wheat yes. How much flour May a Farmer buy at a time a 49-Pound sack. How much flour can a town Resi Dent buy at a time a 24 1-2 Pound sack. Is it advisable to buy much wheat flour now no. Because you must buy substitutes and substitutes easily an quickly spoil in hot weather. Is there any other reason yes. The substitute Rule May be changed. When about september 1. V can a Farmer Exchange his wheat for flour yes. On what basis he can get eight pounds per month for each member of his household up to october 1. Bagging booze in Iowa. Tuesday evening when the passenger train from the North arrived a few minutes after eight o clock a party by the name of Bowers got off with two heavily loaded suit cases. He was immediately placed under arrest by Constable Graham and his suit cases which were filled with booze confiscated. Rather oddly it was not Bowers but another suit Case peddle by the name of Collins from Charles City that the authorities were after but As it turned out Bowers answered the purpose very Well. Collins had driven to Rockford tuesday morning and had taken the train for the wet territory North but he did not turn up tuesday evening and when he arrived the following morning he had a couple of suit cases but they were empty. It appears that these Fellows have been Selling booze on the evenings of the dances that have been held recently and they doubtless supposed they had a permanent Job. It appears that they were mistaken. Rockford Register. Postville 25 years ago. From the Volks Blatt of aug. 31, 1893 a Light Frost in the lowlands Mon Day night. Wilkes Williams was at Elkader last saturday. James Harris is very ill at his Home this week. Camp meetings were held last saturday and sunday on the John Winkowitsch farm. Markets wheat 52c Oats 25c cattle $1.70 to $4.40 hogs $5.15 butter 20c eggs 12c watermelons 15c each. John Schneider an old resident of this Community died last sunday at the age of 66 years. He leaves a wife and eight children. Skelton & Tangeman Are offering 1000 Yards of dress Gingham this week at 6 cents a Yard. Note they Are Selling today for 39 cents a Yard night prowlers have been Busy of late and entered several Homes. The City Council has therefore seen fit to appoint a night policeman in the person of l. A. Bellows. \ local horsemen Are Busy this week getting their horses Het up for the big fairs in the neighbourhood and John Phelan says he is going to put Postville on the map with old Pike who made a record of 2 46 on the streets one Day this week. Neighbourhood news. Items of interest from Alla Makee and adjoining counties. Some army facts an army corps is 60,000 men. An infantry division is 19,000 men. An infantry brigade is 7,000 men. A regiment of infantry is 3,600 men. A battalion is 1,000 men. A company is 50 men. A platoon is 60 men. A Corporal s squad is 11 men. A Field artillery brigade comprises 1,300 men. A Field artillery has 195 men. A firing squad is 0 men. A Supply train has 283 men. A machine gun battalion has 296 men. An engineers regiment has 1,098 men. An ambulance company has 66 men. A Field Hospital has 55 men.  a Medicine attachment has 13 men. A major general leads the Field army and also each army corps. A brigadier general Heads each infantry brigade. A colonel Heads each regiment. A lieutenant colonel is next ran below a colonel. A major Heads a battalion. A Captain Heads a company. A lieutenant Heads a platoon. A sergeant is next below a lieutenant. These Are the american figures figures vary in different countries. Wireless instrument sealed. Killed at. Fort Atkinson. On tuesday of this week d. Beh rens Well known in Postville was killed in a threshing machine Accident at fort Atkinson. As we learn it he was endeavouring to put the Belt on the blow Stacker attachment and was caught in it being terribly Cut and crushed about the head and Chest and Only lived about a half hour after the Accident. He is survived by his wife who is a sister of William j. B. Bracki holds the record As Randt of this City and seven Chil the Champion Rattlesnake Extermina-1 �re"-.,the remains were brought to Tor of these parts. So far this year a a Stelle 0,1 the noon Trai today he has killed ten if the reptiles on thursday and the funeral held at a a. I a we. To i the lutheran Church after which the his farm Between Here and West Union out of one old stump he got four not All at one time but he says that whenever he went to the stump for awhile there was Rattler waiting to be killed. The Bunch that he has taken care of were real ones and one of the sported fourteen rat Yeii. Another big fellow had no rattles but to looked As though he had come in Contact with a Mower or something of that sort for the place where the rattles should be was Blunt and looked As though it had been Cut off. Jack is sure the rattlers on his place do not like his looks As he Seldom lets one get away from him says the Elgin Echo. What a Ford can do. On monday of thus week Arbe Beh rens pulled into town with his Ford son tractor 6524 pounds of Timothy seed at one Load arid never sweat a hair but when it came to hauling Home the Money Arhe not for it 1469,54, it Jade the go darn thing Grunt to beat the band. Body was Laid to rest in Postville cemetery. Obituary next week. Come on girls keep the Home fires burning girls by joining the band and thereby fill the vacancies caused by the boys who have left for the front. Come to the fire House next monday night whether you can play or not. Mrs. Letha Pace returned to her Home in Minneapolis tuesday morning after a few Days visit Here at the Home of Maggie Mitchell while meeting old Postville friends. This was Letha s first visit to Postville since leaving hero with her parents or and mrs. A. W. Rollins twelve years ago. All negroes in class one in Iowa 103 in number Are to report at Camp Dodge september 1, draft Headquarters at Washington have ordered Amateur wireless operators in Cresco have been put out of Busi Ness officially and their outfits interned for the period of the War. A Young officer named Mathews from Tsie great lakes naval training station was Here sunday and ordered the taking Down of All wireless masts the instruments belonging to each of the seven outfits in Cresco were placed in Canvas bags and sealed with an official Seal. The outfits will be left with their owners but they arc to remain in the sealed cases and there is a heavy penalty for violation of the order. The outfits in Cresco affected by the order belong to will Rathert Charles Tillson Joseph Hows Henry Burges Harry White Edward Hunting and Charles Lowry. Young Mathews himself was an Amateur operator before the War and said he recalled that he had communicated with some of the Cresco co. Times. His request denied. The German preacher at Muscatine who is asking As a special favor that he be permitted to conduct his morning service in German will not have his request granted according to gov. W. L. Harding. No partiality has been shown in the matter of the enforcement of the language proclamation the governor says. No Church has been permitted to use a foreign language in its services in any other Way than As outlined in the interpretation of the proclamation sent out shortly after the original document. This allows a duplication of the service in some other language after it has been first conducted in English. He cranked the Ford. A rather amusing incident occurred at the passenger station one night recently when the train from the West was t the station. A couple of girls were engaged alternately in the Light occupation of cranking a car. Just As the train started a Young Man in a naval uniform jumped from the Trai ran to the Balky ear and gave the engine a once the crash which followed proved that the operation was a Success and the Young Man ran and caught his train leaving the girls and other spectators a bit bewildered but none the less co. Times. Clermont s service Flag now contains 59 stars. Monona will have a trained animal show september 4th. Owing to the Scarcity of Barbers beards Are becoming very popular in Waterloo. Otto Rohr near Donovan Fayette county harvested 78 bushels of Oats to the acre. Burglars entered the Mcginnis store at Traer and took Over $400 Worth of Silks. At Cedar rapids two Bakers were fined $60 for failure to live up to the food restrictions. Prairie Duchien is planning a six Day fall festival fair for the second week in september. During the month of july Chickasaw county people purchased $80,119 Worth of War savings Stamps. For Lack of help two clothing stores and a shoe store were forced to close their doors at Cedar rapids. Game Warden Bucknell of Decorah has planted 30,000 Trout in the Creek near the Addickes brewery and also in Trout run. At Randalia in Fayette county the lightning done a great Deal of damage last week. Several Farmers suffered losses of barns cattle horses and Grain. The last Man in class one of the 1917 draft in Clayton county was inducted into service tuesday. Hereafter men from the 1918 class will be called. For the first time in thirty years the weather Man went Back on the big annual Harvest Home picnic at Fayette this year says the Fayette co Union. Our mayor has been mighty Busy the past week holding courts. He is trying to collect fines enough to build a new jail and it looks like he is going to do it says the Monona Leader. Sec. Mcadoo who was on his Way East stopped at Prairie Duchien for about ten minutes one afternoon last week and greeted a number of their citizens from his car at the Burlington depot. Officials Aid local citizens of Waukon. Are determined to Stop the flow of liquor into that City from Desoto wis., via Lansing and last week s raid on Lansing resorts is Only a beginning of the Campaign for that purpose says the Democrat. Mrs. John Geraghty of read twp., Clayton county was found dying by her seven year old son last week with a gunshot wound near her heart. It is supposed that she was trying to remove a Shell from the barrel and in so doing the gun was accidentally discharged. At Waukon the Catholic Church dedicated a service Flag containing 62 stars-59 Blue stars Are for As Many boys in the military service 2 red stars for red Cross nurses and one Gold Star for Patrick Keenan who died in april of this year. A fitting program was presented. At a meeting called at West Union last week to give foreign language ministers instructions As to what and How to preach All but Rev. F. R. Kreutz of Westgate appeared and signed the six articles of conditions. Rev. Kreutz was called before the Council of defense last saturday to explain Why he did not appear. F. J. Wells inaugurated something new during the Harvest season when he pulled his Binder with the Hudson super six. Farmers say that it worked like a real tractor and was a great saving on the horses. Will some other state produce Farmers who can do their farm work with Aid of Hudson super Sixes in lieu of a tractor Sumner Gazette. Frank Decorah a full blood Winnebago Indian Wos among those whose names appeared in the daily papers casualty lists last Friday. Decorah was a Corporal and was a Cousin of walking Day a deaf Indian who has made this Section his Home for several months past. Decorah s Home was at Chippewa Falls wis. Walking Day Speaks and reads English quite Well. He came Here from Oklahoma and appears to be quite Well educated. He has been Hunting Ginseng since coming to this place the Lansing Mirror relates. R. D. Sopor of Estherville had an experience last thursday night which he does not care to repeat for some time. He had retired for the night when a real old fashioned cat fight started in his Yard. Knowing that his cat was out doors he arose and went out to find it engaged with a strange feline. In undertaking to Stop the fight he seized the strange cat by the Hind legs and started to swing it through the air. It suddenly let Loose from the other cat and buried its Teeth in his left hand. Despite his every Effort he was unable to shake it off and a neighbor was called to the scene of activity. The United efforts failed to make the animal break its hold and the cat was1 finally killed and its jaws pried open with an Iron bar before or. Sopor was released

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