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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - October 25, 1918, Postville, Iowa Successor to the a "3�tt us the same time. So you folks have had the smallpox. How is Ray and what is he doing to pass the time a away you have not got a very big family now to eat at Home. I am Back with my company now and just got Back in time to get in another big drive but it was not bad. When the germans saw us coming they All started of run away and they run so fast that we had a hard time to get even with them. I and the old boys in the 168th have been in the drives All of them that have been going on since we were in France and that is i eight months straight. The co. Looks different that it did when we left old i Iowa it took eight Long trains to take us to new York but it would not take that Many now. I am go a tag to write the boys and see if 1 i an find them if they Are in new t York or in France and if they Are a a i will see if i can find them for f j would like to see them for a letter from Home or friends looks As Good it As a ten Dollar Bill. This paper that i am writing on is u some of the German paper that we got in the drive. What does a Wink about the War i think myself is hell. Tell Lillie that As i am Short of paper that i will write to her when i get out of the trendiest. So i a will close for this time. Write soon i and Good Bye. \ Arthur f. Brandt. This thursday morning a terrible tragedy occurred at the hmm of Haploid Bennett a Short distance South of town. It seems that the family pm been in town the previous Day and purchased a bottle of laxative which was intended for the children. That evening a horse was taken sick and a veterinary called and he loft Medicine for the horse with the instructions that the animal should be Given a dose during the night. This or Bennett did. When he came in he. Set the bottle where he supposed that it would not be touched. When his wife arose she went to give the children their Medicine and by mistake got the bottle that contained the horse Medicine which was composed of a Large percentage of strychnine. The daughter Edith a Little Over four years old and the son Donald about two were each Given a spoonful of the horse Medicine. When t the mistake was discovered the Mother and father were almost overcome but they put the children in their car and the phoned or. Hadsel and quickly brought the patients to the Hadsel Home in Elgin. When they arrived the children were in convulsions but everything possible was done to save their lives. The Little boy died at about 11 30 but the girl rallied and at last l Export was doing nicely with fair chances for recovery. The Mother and father Are Arstra ted with grief Over the terrible mistake and the sad affair is a Shock to the whole Community. All Hope that the Little girl s life wiil be spared to the heartbroken Echo. Letter from Louis w. Brandt. Somewhere in . 2, 1918. A dear Mother and All your kind Welcome letter of aug. 30 was received about a week ago and was i d to hear fro you. Was somewhat t surprised to hear the bad news about it sure is hard for aunt Chris a received a letter from Rozella yesterday that was mailed sept. 10, to was sure glad to hear from her a soon and will try and answer it i a St As soon a t Call j am Fine and in Way and Hope this will find you the a Amo Over there. So mrs. Re Shixun a Wing House again for Elif As i i t remember she did before a few Aero. Do you Ever see anything a rates and where do they live we. No if a the first i had heard a warm airy Minges husband was dead t Eromo hard Luck but i Hope bet be vvi11 it no a Hope the crops for Jill Good it would to a Groat Pic-$2 Lor to to get Back on the Good la a again. You say the pipes it np6 and you wish you you 1 Send is a Cluster but to have lots of till h4re an 1 a Otto of blackberries in How is Ruth Sho will to a married. At the Home of or. And mrs. John Backhaus in grand Meadow township at eleven o clock on wednesday oct. 16, 191s, occurred the marriage of their daughter Amanda to Alvin a. Johnn Ringmeier in the presence of Only near relatives and a few intimate frends. Rev. Kumpf of the lutheran Church of Luana pronounced the marriage vows using the ring ceremony. The Bride was attended by her sister Viola Backhaus and the Groom by his brother Hoy Johanning Meier with Little Irene Johanning Meier As ring bearer. After the ceremony a bounteous wedding dinner was served and in the afternoon they departed for a wedding trip. They Are both Well known in this Community. The Bride for the past two years has been a successful Saleslady in the of ii. Howard store. The Groom is thu son of Chas. Johanning Meier of this City. An industrious and upright Young Man Ami in every Way worthy of he splendid Bride he has won. They will go to housekeeping on the Groom s farm Southwest of town. The whole Community joins in wishing them the choicest of life s Leader. The new substitute Law. In order to eliminate trouble solved in sales of fractional weit. Of substitutes with wheat Fiou i has been decided by the United St food administration to establish following basis for such sales 98 lbs. Wheat flour with 24 substitutes. 19 lbs. Wheat flour with 12 substitutes. 24 Vul lbs wheat flour with 6 substitutes 12m i a. Wheat flour with substitutes. 10 lbs. Wheat flour with 2 i substitutes. B lbs. Wheat flour with 2 lbs. I statutes. A hts it lies the lbs. Lbs. Lbs. La lbs. Sub evidently Napoleon ind pm too. There s nothing to equal the Yankee sense of humor. One of the boys in the Tiron chos who has evidently been greatly troubled by coot Esmaya to knows now picture of Napoleon always show him with his hand inside his shirt. The red Cross pig club started in Post township some weeks ago has proven again the loyalty of the tillers of the soil in All War measures Tor they have contributed to the red Cross in All 111 pigs which they will feed and fatten until december 2nd, on which Date they will bring the pig s to Market and hafe them ship Peel and sold and will turn the entire receipts Over to the red Cross to carry Comfort to the Soldier boys and we can assure them our boys will read with pleasure the list below of those who have made such a splendid donation for their Sake and when the boys come Home they will remember their friends All May Irest assured. Here is the list boys of those who Are mindful of your welfare and Early in december they will Send you a wad of wealth to bind Youir wounds and and bring you every Comfort possible until you rid the Earth of the cussed Kaiser and his kind sections 1 and 2-Harvey Clark committeeman Martin Vickery h. C. Lav son Larue Webster Beisker & Clark Chas. Davis Jess Uhl. Sections 3 and 4-Willard Livin Good committeeman Ira Smith c. Ii. Waters Willard Livingood e. R. Livingood Fred Guese. Section 6 and a Paul Topel committeeman Harry l. Waters Paul Tope. Ambrose Arnold. Sections 7 and 8-f. W. Pleister committeeman win. Beisker Chas. Munger f. W. Pleister s. Schnelle o. B. Rathbun Lester Davis j. H. Stockman w. A. Huffy. Harry b. Bolln Ian. Section 9 and 10-Ira e. Smith committeeman Sam Waters jr., j. W. Harris Sander o. Swenson Lester d Smith rail in 8,. Sections 11 and 12-m. C. , committeeman mrs. B. Brainard i e. Cook m. C. Deering. Sections 13 and 14-Geo. Schultz Eom Witteman de Pettit Geo. R. Brainard con Hangartner Charles Luebec John Ihde jr., Geo. Schultz. Sections 15 and 16-s. A. Harris committeeman Louis Meyer w. H. Of Hrinser we. Gericke s. A. Harris Thos. Folsom Foels & Meyer. Sections 17 and is a. D. Sams committeeman John Kohrs r. D. Sams 3. W. French Cash. Sections 10 and 20-l. H. Meyer committeeman Ole Olson Martin Olson Carl h. Meyer Fred c. Schara Damond Meyer win. Brock Meier Meyer & Sebastian August Baltz Henry Wilke Theo. Klemme Cash. Sections 21 and 22-h. W. Meyer committeeman Richard Folsom h. W. Meier Louis Heckman mrs. A. F. Marston j. H. Gericke l. S. Gordan Ier. Boese & Meyer Marston Brosl sections 23 and 24-Geo. Waters committeeman Waters & Daniels w. J. H. Schultz Carl f. Letchford c. A. Pearson r. C. Bugenhagen Arthur Schroeder Gilbert Swenson Geo. Waters w. F. Miller Henry Krogmann. Warner m. Harris. Sections 25 and 26-a. C. Harris committeeman. Elvin w. Schultz Sherman Lawson l. B. Smith Harris & Harris. Sections 27 and 28-Arthur Beh rens committeeman Arthur ii. Foels s. G. Walters Lonney Folsom Arthur Behrens aug. Schultz. Sections 29 and 30-Henry Wilke. Committeeman Fred Stopperan de Lammert Wilbert Wilke f. J. Heins mrs. F. Lammer Louis Harnack Cash. Sections 31 and ?2-Chas. F. Gordon Eom Witteman Arthur Dresser h. C. Meyer j. S. Dresser Louis Heins win. Evermann Herman Rose mrs. Fred Evermann sr., c. F. Gordon John c. Sethlee. Sections 33 and 34-Darius. Orr committeeman Albert g. Foels c. G. Welzel Darius Orr Fred h. Schultz Carl c. Schroeder. Section 35 and 36-j o. Davis committeeman Cal Ling at Luhman & Sanders. The signs Aro free and every member should have one to display. Red Cross notes. Thankful for sweater from Postville. Great lakes . 15, 1918, Postville red Cross chapter. Dear friends i want to drop you a few lines to show my appreciation and Many thanks for a red i Oss sweater which i received from your chapter today. I want to commend you on your Good work. As it was i got my pick out of 50 sweaters and considered it the but and guess it was As i decided to take it. You people As a red Cross organization Are certainly doing some Fine work for us boys and it will be Long remembered by us. I expect you wonder where Many of your sweaters go. I noticed a few others that had your Mark on them. I take special interest in the As i am an Iowa boy myself i am proud to say. My Homo is in Des Moines. My folks live in Derby Iowa. If you would care to drop my Mother a line in can reach her by addressing mrs. A. C. Parker. I am in the radio Branch of the Navy and like it very much but would like to get Over there before it is All Over. I have been in the service since the first of june. Again thanking you i will close. A Friend in the Navy Lee Parker. Co. A 7th Reg Camp Perry. Help save soldiers lives. An urgent Appeal has come to our chapter to collect and ship by nov. 1st, at least one ton of the following peach stones Apricot prune Plum Olive and Cherry pits Date seeds Butternut Walnut Brazil and Hickory nut shells. The Carbon produced from these materials when placed in respirators will save the lives of our boys by absorbing gel Man Poison Gas. These materials make the Best mask it is possible to make. School children especially and All others As Well Are urged to join us in this work of saving lives. Remember we Are expected to ship one ton of these materials on november St. Let us each resolve to Hunt up from 25 to 50 pounds of these materials before november 1st. Deliver Thesie to the Beucher building first door East of Spang y s meat Market As soon As possible. Dated Postville Iowa oct. 23, 1918. Postville chapter am. Red Cross. Notice. Owing to the influenza quarantine the regular annual meeting for election of officers of Postville chapter of the american red Cross which naturally would have been held this week has been postponed until nov. 20th. All members of the local chapter will take due notice Hereof and be governed accordingly. Monona Home destroyed by fire. German paper forced to change. Hundreds of men came into Denison in automobiles with the avowed intention of wrecking the Plant of the German language newspaper Der Denison Herald the owners of which have defied Public sentiment by continuing the publication of their journal. Cooler Heads prevailed however and it was decided to give the owner s a Chance. As a result they were called before the crowd and promised to discontinue the use of the Geri Miu language in their paper. Soo bushels potatoes per Frank Harrison of Nashua dug his crop of potatoes monday having one Forby Iii Tith fan acre planted to the variety known As the Iwhite lady Finger and from the Patch he a harvested seventeen bushels of equivalent to eight Hundred bushels to the acre. The potatoes Tare extra Fine and while they do not grow to a Large size they Are of extra Fine flavor. A  last saturday evening about six o clock the fire company was called out to a fire in the Railroad bunk car located near the Russell Coal shed and succeeded in checking what might have been a serious Blaze. The car had been occupied by Henry Madaus who works Here for the Railroad company tins summer. He had started a fire in an Oil stove and gone t the store for groceries when in his absence the stove exploded setting fire t the car. Henry was Only Able to get a few belongings out losing among other thing s a new suit of Leader. Editorial paragraphs. The opinion of Marine exports seems to be that if that non Sinkule ship Ever had a torpedo fired into her she would not be Worth sinking. Postville 25 years ago. From Iowa Volks Blatt of oct. 26, 1893 Hugh Shepherd is Busy getting his new harness shop equipped. We. Thoma went to Chicago yesterday to Purchase fixtures for his new Saloon. Aug. Schara s Home has been nut under quarantine As the Chi dam have Tiv Scarlet fever. We. Breuer was dissatisfied at the county poor House so he has returned Here and decided to go Back to his native land Germany leaving Friday. Henry Poesch John Thoma John Vanvelzer Jim Parker h. Pliester and Flora Gass left tuesday for Chicago to take in the sights at the fair. Will Sheehy of Minneapolis came tuesday for a Short visit t his parents or. And mrs. Jim Sheehy. He is just getting Over a severe attack of typhoid fever. On last Friday the town Marsha was called to the John Dresser farm just West of Here where the body of a Man was found lying in a buggy. After the investigation it was Learned that the dead Man was a. Guenther of Decorah who leaves a wife and 10 children. An empty bottle which had contained strychnine led the Coroner s jury to turn in a verdict of suicide a family quarrel the Day before is supposed to have led up to this tragedy. Neighbourhood news. Chips of news gathered from the woodpile of our neighbors in this and other counties. Violet Marston suddenly called. The people of Postville were shocked and saddened on monday afternoon when the word was brought to town that miss Violet Marston had passed away at he Home of her Mother mrs. A. F. Marston on the Home farm near Bethel her death being due to an attack of influenza with which she was stricken last thursday and rapidly developed pneumonia which caused her death in four Short Days. Miss Violet had been teaching French in the schools at Hampton Iowa and they being closed on account of influenza she had come Home to be present at the Sale held on the farm tuesday of last week. She was a graduate of Postville High school and of several educational institutions of higher learning. She ranked High As a teacher and was held in the highest esteem by a Large Circle of friends All of whom will Grieve to learn of her untimely demise. Had she lived until oct. 29th she would have been thirty years of age. She was buried in Postville cemetery wednesday afternoon at 2.30, Rev. Hadwin Williams of the methodist Church conducting a Short service at the grave. The sympathy of Many friends goes out to the bereaved family in their Hout of sorrow. Obituary next week. Melvin Ewing severely wounded. July 18th last word came from the War department to the family Here that Melvin c. Ewing was missing i i a month later his Mother received a letter from him stating he was a la right. However the family took the matter up through the red Cross inquiry department and this week received a letter from a red Cross nurse somewhere in France stating that Melvin had been seriously wounded in the Arm and shoulder which incapacitated him for further military duty and that he would be returned to the United states probably within the next two months More bootlegging business the plan to Exchange prisoners on a basis of 1,500 turks for 1,000 englishmen shows that constantinople at least appreciates its own inferiority. War conditions demand the discontinuance of the doughnut but a considerate government might be persuaded to permit us to preserve the Hole. Director general Mcadoo s plan to Grant half fare to farm workers is excellent. Pay their Way to the farms and make pm walk Back if they won t work. Through complaint of Waukon parties whose sons had come Down to Lansng bought whiskey and went Home drunk another raid wast pulled off Early last Friday morning by the sheriff and aids. Wolf a Clancy s and Paulson s were investigated. It seems that the youngsters from the county capital came Here and induced some town boys to Purchase the liquor for them. Mrs. Clancy was the Only one summoned to appear for examination. He was taken before Justice Waukon and gave Bonds for her appearance before tile grand Mirror Young Soldier looses speech. The German flyer who continued to fight while falling in his machine to certain death was u worthy foe Inu a who deserved to perish la a better cause. If to woman s Uncle is u Rich Bachelor her husband will probably treat him with Courtesy when he comes to visit and will serve him Tho tender Side of the porterhouse. Harold Toney who was one of the ten first selectmen to go to Camp Dodge from Alla Makee county came Home this morning from Camp Grant Rockford 111., having in his Possession an honorable discharge from the service owing1 to physical disability. It will be remembered that while at Camp Dodge Harold submitted to the removal of a goitre after which he was transferred to Camp Perry and later to Camp Grant. Harold was discharged of account of the loss of speech which scientific treatments failed to Republican. Technically speaking the boy who whistles keep the american Slang is being taken up by the French. The prediction thata burning. The loudest int our. Flippant Phov Solosy would one. ,. A. toy Tissert itself in the vocabulary of a f rat tenement is rep Lily Belg realised j Furnace says the Pella ironic in. A new jail is being built at Monona. Clayton county has 85 sorghum Mills in operation. Lyman Sherman of Volga City has a violin that was made in 1707-211 years ago. The Elgin Canning company has finished the season with Over two million cans in the warehouse. Alla Makee sends 27 men to Camp Greenleaf Georgia this month Clayton 32, Fayette 61, Winneshiek 32. Fire at Mason City caused a loss of $100,000 and destroyed the main building and boiler room of the National Clay works last Friday. Robert Ingersoll of Floyd county has on exhibit a Squash he raised that weighs eight six pounds. It is five feet and eight inches in circumference. Oklahoma men have leased 1000 acres of land in Clinton county for the purpose of driling for Oil. The belief that Oil exists there is based on a United states geological Survey. The mayor of Reinbeck has issued a proclamation ordering that nothing but the English language be spoken. Notices to this effect have been posted in All Public places in the town. Clarence Roe a Young Farmer near Slater in Story county was seized bound and gagged by highwaymen while husking Corn and was robbed of $4.50 in change and forced to sign a Check for $50, payable to bearer. The Little three year old daughter of or. And mrs. Ernest Dutcher of Fredericksburg wandered into the hog lot where she was attacked by the Swine and badly chewed about the head and upper part of her body. The grand chapter order of the Eastern Star of Iowa was to have been held at Davenport this week has been postponed owing to the prevailing influenza epidemic. The Date of the convention will be announced later. A Rattlesnake which has been on exhibition in Reith s store window at Lansing gave birth to eight Young ones. Two of them died but the other six and the old one Are still in the Box at the store More of a curiosity now than Ever. Fire destroyed the Fine farm Home of Arthur Kaiser just South of Monona a week ago sunday. Both the Luana and Monona fire departments responded to the Call and by strenuous labor succeeded in saving the Large barn and other farm buildings. Mrs. Fred Aldrich of Shenandoah has two sons with the Iowa regiment i France. Recently she dreamed that Guy would return but that Paul would not. Last night she received a Telegram announcing that Paul had been killed in action. He was but 19 years old. Lucas county the first county in Iowa Over the top in the fourth Liberty loan Campaign now claims 100 per cent loyalty to the cause. The list of buyers shows hat every Man and woman in the county has responded to the request by buying the number of Bonds allotted. The Home of or. And mrs. William Woeste at Colesburg a the scene of a tragic happening. While the other members of the family were doing the chores the Young son Norman got the gun from an upstairs room while handling Tho veam it was discharged and the boy was mortally wounded. A doctor was hastily summoned but the Young Man s life had gone out before he reached the stricken Home. Women prisoners of the Federal government will probably be imprisoned in the women s Ward at Anamosa under an agreement about perfected Between the state Board of control and representatives of the government. Federal a male prisoners have been kept to Anamosa under a plan which has been in operation for several years but Federal women prisoners have not heretofore been housed there. Herman Hermanson of Waterville met with an Accident one Day last week which will Lay him up for some time. Whilo coming on the dug Road near the old warehouse with a Load of Wood he met a car and while trying to pass the car got to close to the Edge and went Over the Bank several feet with the result of a broken Collar Bone and several scratches on his face. The Load of Wood landed on top of Hini. His Little daughter was with him and got out without a Republican. Mrs. Francis Jamis ii Sta Sedlor was drowned when the Ford car belonging to Jesse Phillips and occupied by herself and husband ran into the Creek a Short distance East of the sewage disposal Plant in Hampton. The old Bridge had been a moved and work was progressing toward putting in a new one. It appears that the danger was not guarded properly and the car was driven into the open Bridge. Mrs. Staedler was pinned under the car and drowned before her husband could get help

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