Postville, Allamakee Co. Iowa
August 17, 1878.
DIED. Henry FRY, an old and well known citizen of Clayton county, died, after a short illness on Thursday night. Mr. FRY was a large hearted, handsome man; but the demon of strong drink to which he has for years been excessively addicted, finally undermined his iron constitution and he has fallen a victim. Let us forget his vices and drop a tear to the memory of "Old Ironsides", as he delighted to be familarly known.
CEMETERY NOTICE. All who are interested in the cemetery in any manner are requested to meet at the grounds on Tuesday next, 20th inst., with good scythes to mow down the grass and bushes this summer. This is the proper time to kill them and all are invited to help. By order of the President. A.R. PRESCOTT, sec.
The following are the delegates selected to represent Allamakee county in the congressional convention to be held at McGregor next Tuesday:
J.W. THOMAS, D.W. ADAMS, A.E. ROBBINS, W.N. BURDICK, J.M. LANGE, J.T. METCALF, Theo. BROCKHAUSEN, J.K. HAINES, jr., J.M. GEMMILL, J.G. RADCLIFFE, W.C. EARLE, M.V. BURDICK, Wm. BROWNE, D.W. REED, J.W. DIXON, C.E. TUTTLE.
To James BROWN, you are hereby notified that there will be a petition, on file at the office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Allamakee Co. Iowa, of Mary A. BROWN claiming of you a divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. S.S. POWERS, attny.
To John H. LEAVITT, you are hereby notified that there will be a petition, on file at the office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Allamakee Co. Iowa, of Dorah LEAVITT claiming of you a divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and drunkenness. S.S. POWERS, attny.
Frank TAYLOR is producing some very fine pictures.
BEUCHER & SPOO now have first class lime for sale at 80 cents per bbl.
Fred CLARK comes to the rescue of Postville on the census by a boy, of standard proportions.
Rube DOUGLASS has returned from a visit to Cass county. He reports crops better there than here.
Those cigars that Fred CLARK brought around were pleasant to the taste.
Thanks to our old friend John BEEDY, of Hardin, for a response to our call for potatoes.
The Library Association has furnished Mr. BEEDY, the librarian, with a new bookcase to keep the books in.
Who has book No. 155, of the Postville Library, entitled "The Gypsy's Prophecy?" The holder of the book is requested to bring it in immediately as BEEDY wants it.
President HAYES is to be one of the "attractions" at the Minnesota State Fair, at St. Paul, Sept. 2nd to 7th. We judge that [illegible] will "draw" better than the President.
Charles STONE was discharged at Ossian, there being no appearance against him on examination.
The most of our town people who have been away on visits have returned. Hall ROBERTS and family still linger down east.
Ex-conductor LUCAS has gone to Kansas to accept a position on the railroad.
Our new subscribers this week are D.G. GRIPPEN and Geo. MAUCH of Waukon and Anthony LYDON, Frankville.
ROBERTS & SKELTON advertise a Converse Patent Band Shirt Front. See ad.
Our visit to Waukon on Saturday was so brief that we had no time to look over the many improvements that have been made there. We barely walked through the new Standard office, and must congratulate MAY & BANCOCK on their "new departure."
Protect your little ones from cholera infantant and you and family from sudden attacks of colic, cramps, dysentery, diarrhera and cholera morbus; by keeping Parker's Ginger Tonic always at hand. This superb bowel corrective also cures all disorders of the stomach, and thousands who have for years sought relief in vain from dyspepsia, headache, nervousness, low spirits, sleeplessness, liver disorders, costiveness, heartburn, palpitation of the heart, distress in the stomach, coated tongue, etc. have found a most complete cure in this comforting invigorant. Buy a $1.00 bottle or a 10 cent sample from your druggists, BAYLESS, DOUGLASS & Co. and try it.
Postville, Allamakee Co. Iowa
August 31, 1878
THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION of the Allamakee County AGRICULT'RAL SOCIETY will be held on the fair grounds, at Waukon, on the 9th, 10th and 11th of September, 1878. We have now one of the best half mile tracks in the country and offer the following purses for horses:
No. 1 - $145
No. 2 - $60
No. 3 - $30
No. 4 - $14.50
Special Premiums for Military Companies and Baseball Clubs. Various other amusements. Besides this a large and newly arranged list of premiums for general articles of display. For further particulars, address A.J. RODGERS, sec'y, Waukon, Iowa.
No extra charge at the gate!! The mammoth Balloon, the H.N. DRAKE, the largest Balloon ever built (95 feet high and 63 feet in diameter), will, notwithstanding its immense size, be inflated by the new patent process of Prof. DENVER, the Aeronaut, consuming only from 20-40 minutes time. Prof. DENVER, whose fame is world wide as an intrepid and daring Aeronaut, will accomplish several daring feats on his trapeze bar while over the heads of the people on his way to the fleecy clouds. Do not fail to witness the inflation and the sublime Aerial Voyage!!
With 200 feet of Copper Wire and full directions for putting up and operating. Price $3.00. By mail 20 censt additional for postage. The manufacturers of this Telephone after long experimenting have brought it to a degree of perfection truly surprising. By it the human voice or musical sounds are conveyed a long distance without change. Sent to any address on receipt of price; or descriptive circular, testimonials, etc., for three cent stamp. Address, Telephone company, Preston, Iowa.
New Dray Line. W.W. HAINES would inform the public that he has established himself in the draying business. All work carefully and promptly attended to. I also keep on hand Clermont Brick and Sand. Will take contracts of small quantity or by the car load, to suit customers. Postville, Iowa.
--Hon J.T. STONEMAN favored this office with a call, in our absence.
--H.O. DAYTON made us a genial call on Saturday.
--D.G. GOODRICH looked in upon us on Monday.
--Frank McMILLEN has returned from Luana, where he has been selling goods for John MOTT.
--Gid. TOWNSEND, now traveling for the J.M. BRUNSWICK & BALKE Billiard Table Manufactory, called on us on Tuesday, smiling as blandly as usual.
--Alf HUNT, the king dentist, called on Wednesday.
--G.W. STAFFORD has had the solemn duty to perform of burying a sister, at Charles City recently.
--Mrs. MICKELSON, who has been very sick with inflamation of the bowels, is now out of danger.
--David HAMMER and Mr. SPANGLER made us a pleasant call today.
Brantford, Kan, Aug 18, 1878
I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know how the crops are in our neighborhood. The wheat crop will average about 16 bushels per acre; oats are very good, and so is the rye and barley. But I must telll you we had a very wet harvest, and a great deal of the grain is damaged more or less. One man lost forty acres of wheat and his harvester by high water, on the 24th of July. I never saw it rain faster in any place; it seemed to me that everything must be washed away. It commenced to rain about midnight and continued 'til between four and five o'clock in the morning. Bridges that were sixteen feet high from the bed of the creek, were swept away. Now I must tell you how our corn looks out here. Around us we have a bountiful crop. I think I never saw corn eared so before. Any amount of the stalks have three ears of corn on them. We have about thirty acres of corn - twenty acres on our own place and ten acres on the farm adjoining. Our corn will be out of the way of the grasshoppers in a few days; will be fit to cut up in ten days. There are no signs of 'hoppers at present. Now, friend BURDICK, I will tell you what we have done since we came to Kansas. We bought one hundred and sixty acres of land for $600; we turned out one team, harness and wagon and paid $325 in money. We have broke about thirty acres this summer on our place, and have built us a new frame house; 16X20, one and a half story high, with a good cellar under the building. We cut a piece of wheat on shares; we got half of it for cutting and threshing. We threshed it this week and we have fifty-two bushels; so you see we have our bread for another year.