Postville, Allamakee, IA
March 1, 1879.
DIED. At his residence in Postville, on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 27th, 1879, Timothy STILES, aged 68 years. Funeral services at the M.E. Church, at 10 1/2 o'clock, Sunday morning, March 2nd. Obituary notice next week.
DIED. Mrs. Dr. KNOWLES, of Castalia, on the 25th ult. Further notice next week.
DIED. Little Ada, 8 years old, daughter of J.J. AND Ella ROGERS, died February 18th from diphtheria.
MARRIED. Miss May HUTCHINSON to Mr. A.C. KNAPP, of Chicago, last Wednesday. They were married in the morning and left [remainder illegible]
The RUSH - ROGERS trial was to come off at West Union this week.
C.W.D. LATHROP, of Clermont, was in attendance upon the funeral of Mr. WILLIAMSON, with his fine hearse. We are indebted for a friendly call.
Many of our citizen's have of late been trying the remedial effect of the Prairie du Chien bath treatment.
Eggs have got down to 9 cents, ans we are measurably happy.
D.W. REED, former Recorder, has his Loan and Abstract offices in good running order and is doing well. He has associated with him W.H. OTIS and the new firm are running a Broker's office in connection. It is one of the reliable houses of Waukon.
At the caucus held at the office of BURLING & STOWE, on Thursday evening, Feb. 27th; N.J. BEADY was called to the chair and F.W. ROBERTS chosen secretary. The following ticket was nominated:
For Mayor; A.P. ABBOTT
For Recorder; Chas. SKELTON
For Treasurer; W.S. ROBERTS
For Assessor; F.S. BURLING
For members of council; C.P. DARLING, R.N. DOUGLASS, C.A. LEITHOLD, T.B. EASTON, G.W. McKAY and Jas. McEWEN.
For Central committee; H.A. STOWE, Chas. SKELTON and F.W. ROBERTS.
The Commercial Hotel has changed hands, Messrs. WILLARD & MOODY retiring and Mr. ABERNATHY taking the helm. Mr. ABERNATHY has had much experience in catering to the public, and we bespeak for him a full measure of patronage.
A clean, easy shave, is the height of enjoyment. If this is what you want, call at CRESCY's Tonsorial Rooms and you will not be disappointed.
Postville, Allamakee, IA
March 8, 1879.
Died, at Castalia, Iowa February 25th, 1879, Mrs. Celia KNOWLES, widow of the late Doctor Knowles. Mrs. Knowles has been confined to her room ever since the Dr. died which was Sept. 25, five months ago. She had failed constantly, and suffered every moment of the time. Her disease was consumption. Three children are left to mourn their loss. All of age. Mrs. Knowles was a loving and affectionate mother, and a good neighbor. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church, Rev. Brown, of Lime Springs preached the sermon.
Mr. Timothy STILES departed this life on Thursday afternoon, the 27th day of February, 1879, in the 68th year of his age. He was born in ?oga county, Penn. June 6th ,1811. At an early age he removed to Steuben co., N.Y. and was there married to Hannah SHAW on the fifth day of Dec. 1831. They removed to Waitesville, Alleghany Co. N.Y. some time during the year 1837 where they resided until the spring of 1855 and being engaged in the cabinet business, and latterly, during the last four or five years of his stay there in the mercantile business. His continued failing health and the hope of being better able to provide for his family induced him to come west, and in the spring of 1855 he removed, with his family to Postville, Iowa, where , for some years, he engaged in farming and with his general health much improved.
Finding farming uncongenial to his tastes and most of his family having left home to do for themselves, he concluded to dispose of his farm. In 1863 he sold his place and removed to Postville where he built himself a pleasant home, fixed up with much care for their comfort in their declining years. In the spring of 1875 a dark cloud overshadowed his life in the death of a faithful and devoted and affectionate companion. Here, again, his health began to fail him, but he gradually reacted and responded enjoying an unusual degree of health up to within a short time [illegible] sickness.
On the first of May last he became united in marriage to Miranda MEKELLAND [surname may be McKelland] with whom he lived happily, and looked forward to years of enjoyment. But no ties are too sacred for the [illegible]. He was unwell for some time previous to the final sickness but supposed it would wear away. The attack was ushered on with a violent chill, followed by extensive vomiting from which he never recovered. His physicians at first gave their opinion that the trouble was inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach, but a more careful diagnosis induced the conclusion beyond a doubt [illegible words] and no hope was given. He suffered terribly during the better part of his sickness, but he was very patient and resigned, and willing and ready to die. He frequently asked the question, "Am I not getting near thy rest? How soon will I be there?" His anxiety to depart seemed to grow stronger as he neared his end. Every attention and care that affection and medical skill could suggest to make life more easy was given him. His mind was perfectly clear and collected up to within a short time before his death. Two weeks and five days from the time he was taken sick, he was taken home, where all is rest and peace. He frequently expressed his faith in a happy immortality beyond. [remainder illegible]
Mayor LULL has been on the sick list for a week or so. Not dangerous however.
Bad colds prevail in almost every household.
We are glad to see that N. LAMBORN is able to be out again, after his sudden and severe illness at Waukon.
The Decorah Republican says that Frank McCORMACK is about starting a new paper out at Sheldon. It seems he has worn out Cherokee.
The following square-toed subscribers are entitled to thanks for a little of the needful:
B.W. RATHBUN, H. STONE, Levi HAINES, E. HARRIS, Myron ROSE, L.H. CARTER and P.W. LUCAS.
Mrs. J.A. CRESCEY is still suffering severely from in juries sustained two weeks ago by falling through a defective sidewalk. A large judgment for damages may induce the authorities to keep the walks in repair.
A card of thanks. On behalf of the family of our dear departed relative, we would tender our gratitude and heart felt thanks to the many friends who ministered to us by acts of kindness and words of sympathy during sickness and the hour of our bereavment. Kind words and deeds can never die. Their influence can be measured only by the Great Infinite Mind. J. McEWEN.
After April 1st, I shall mill at four cents per quart. T.B. COWLES.
Evergreen, Iowa, March 3, 1879: As the school children were playing near the river bank, at this place, a little daughter of Gustavus GILSON stepped carelessly across a gutter leading into the river, and falling backwards slid rapidly down the bank into the main stream and would undoubtedly have been drowned had not Miss Batie ROFFMAN sprang nobly to the rescue and saved the little girl from her perilous situation, with no harm except a ducking and a sound fright.
Bethel, Iowa, March 3, 1879.
As our neighbor, Geo. HARRIS, was driving out with his new team to-day, he overtook Mr. P.M. TERRILL, with a load of cord wood. The gentlemen bantered each other for a [illegible], cracked their whips and away they went, pell mell, hurry skurry for about 40 rods, Terrill coming out two rods ahead, cord wood and all. George, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again," my boy.
The Chicago, Mil. and St. Paul Railway.
A.V.H. CARPENTER, general passenger and ticket agent.
S.S. MERRILL, gen. manager.
Jno. C. GAULT, asst. gen manager.
Geo. CANDEE, Blacksmith (late Beaver & Shortreed). Jobbing Business. Work done promptly, cheaply and satisfactorily. We make Horses a specialty, and defy competition--in this branch of the trade. Call and see us.
G.W. STAFFORD, having taken the agency of the Rockford Iron Pump, proposes to sell 12 different kinds of them for Cash only, but so cheap that all wood pumps will be laid aside. He will sell complete pumps for wells at from $6 to $18 and galvanized iron pipe cheaper than it was ever sold in Northern Iowa. All work warranted for five years. He also keeps wooden [remainder is illegible].
G.W. McKAY & Co. Buckeye drills.
Postville, Allamakee, IA
March 22, 1879.
You can save money by going to McEWEN & STILES for your drugs, paints, oils and wall paper.
On Monday we went out to New Hampton and hashed and visited with the genial Frank HAISLET and Tom McCRANEY, of the Tribune. We see New Hampton shows a healthy and almost remarkable growth since we visited it two years ago.
After April 1st, I shall sell milk at four cents per quart. T.B. COWLES.
W.W. PERRY, of the firm of Skelton & Perry, has been absent in Wisconsin several days. SKELTON says that it is legal courting business that he is on, but we are almost inclined to think it is the other kind.
Jacob BUCH, the new merchant at Luana, successor to Mr. MOTT, displays his enterprise by placing his business before the readers of the Review this week. We especially request all our readers tributory to Luana to give Mr. Buch a call and get acquainted with him and look over his stock and prices.
Messrs. HUNT & RAYMOND, livery-men, who came here a year ago, will quit the business here and return to Independence, we are informed. Mrs. Van HOOSER having rented the barn in connection with the Key City House. We wish these gentlemen success wherever they may locate.
Step into R.L. CRESEY's Barber Shop, and you will not fail to be pleased with the shave or hair cut that you will get.
The following are the teachers employed in our graded school for the ensuing term:
Amos ROW, principal, Miss Addie SPARKS, intermediate and Miss May HAMILTON, primary.
Mrs. S.H. THOMPSON of Luana, who buried her husband five weeks ago, was again last Sunday called to mourn the loss of her daughter, who was buried at Luana, and a brother O.D. BOWLES who was buried at Clarence. Mr. BOWLES was pastor in the M.E. Church of that place, and was universally respected. Mrs. THOMPSON and the friends have the sympathy of all in this sad hour of bereavement.
J.S. RENSHAW is having his usual trade and feels as happy as ever.
L. HECKENDORF has a hardware store in connection with his blacksmith shop.
W.W. PETTIT has moved his drug store and the Post office nearly opposite Dailey's shop and is snuggly settled in his new quarters.
H. DAILEY is prepared to do all work in his line on short notice.
If Luana should incorporate BARGESS, SCOTT and BRONSON would in all probability run for mayor.