Postville, Allamakee, Iowa
April 7, 1883
Chicago now has telephone connections with New York.
Mr. WOODWARD steps out of the Lansing Mirror and Dick HANEY steps into the editorial shoes. This is all proper enough, but how is Dick to edit a Republican paper? Or will its politics be changed?
Ulysses CLARK has begun work at Stafford's shop.
Pete STULL is running Ward & Meyer's delivery wagon.
Elmore GREEN has removed to Milford, Dickinson county, Io., where he is establishing a practice of his profession and thus far has had very flattering success. He studied hard and diligently to secure his diploma and any amount of practice cannot more than reward him for is labor.
We learn with deep regret that Mrs. L.D.B. HAWKINS has a cancer in her throat.
Dr. G.A. ROGERS has sold his property in Frankville and removed to White Lake, Dakota, where he will engage in the drug business. He goes there mainly for a change of climate, his health being very poor here.
O.W. OWEN has left Postville for a future home at Sac City. He has been a resident here for many years.
Postmaster PRESCOTT is an undisputed descendent of Commodore Wm. BRADFORD, whose estate in the bank of England now amounts to $100,000,000. The only trouble is to get it out.
Mr. J.H. LAUGHLIN is severely afflicted. Mrs. LAUGHLIN has been very low with consumption for some months and to add to his trouble about a week ago his little seven year old boy fell and fractured his skull, from the effects of which he died on Tuesday morning. Mr. LAUGHLIN and family have the earnest sympathy of the entire community. Verily, this is a world of affliction, and it sometimes seems almost cruel that the human race was created. But perhaps it will all be satisfactorily explained in "the sweet by and by."
M.Y. McMASTER received 20 small trout from Animosa which he has placed in his ice pond. He expects to have a large number of fish in a few years. Tuesday was our first real spring day, McMASTER utilized it by sowing several bushels of oats--the first seeding we have heard of in this section.
The following is our list of paying subscribers since our last issue:
Jas. McEWEN; W.H. YONKERS; Mrs. H. MOTT; H. DRESSER; S.C. PERRY, all of Postville. L.W. GOODRICH & W.H. CARITHERS of Myron. Dr. G.A. ROGERS, White Lake, D.T. O.W. OWEN, Sac City and C.H. BUTTOLPH of Stanliope.
Postville, Allamakee Co. Iowa
April 14, 1883
BETHEL BARRINGS,by E.R.A. BRAINARD
There is much sickness this spring hereabouts. Grandfather McGHEE is very sick; Mrs. E. SWENSON has been very sick, but is some better; Mrs. W.H. CARITHERS and Mrs. A. BRAINARD have had the diphtheria but are now better; Miller SCHULTZ, of the Manchester Mills, has been confined to his bed with rheumatism.
I have wintered four swarms all right so far. Julius OLESON lost 36 out of 39 swarms; Jas. EWING 10 out of 13; Seward SWENSON 1 out of 9; G.W. HARRIS, 3 out of 5 and John GRASAM, 3 out of 4.
Some envious person has gone beyond the bounds of Christianity so far as to cut down several fine evergreen trees in L.I. VanBERG's yard.[Note: initials may be L.L.]
C.A. STROBRIDGE and Oscar P. ATWOOD have gone west in view of better prospects.
Almost daily we see S.S. POWERS on our streets, the bright beacon star of Postville who trusts in God and deals with mankind accordingly.
Wm. BURGESS and daughter Clin attended the Austin dance. We would advise Mrs. Wm. to keep a watchful eye on Honest Bill on like occaseions.
Our Temperance Union, Honest Bill, Hog Tom and High Ed, keep everything moving -- highest prices paid for everything from a live insect to a fat cow. They feed the hungry and clothe the poor.
Miss Winnie HAZEN is home after a few months absence.
Tommy TAYLOR purchased O.W. OWEN's farm.
A.F. MARSTON was chosen Marshal and N.J. BEEDY Street Commissioner at the council meeting on Friday evening of last week.
LeRoy LYONS, a relative of D.W. LYONS and a nephew of Mrs. MINNICK is here from Nebraska and will probably remain through the summer.
Thomas SHORTREED desires us to say that his blacksmith shop is closed for the present by injunction. As soon as the matter is determined by law he will be at work again.
Judge WILLIAMS & E.T. HENDERSON of Postville; R.N. SAWYER of Ossian and N.W. STILES of Batavia, N.Y. are the subscribers entitled to credit on subscription.
Wilber HARDIN, familiarly known as "Shanks" in his earlier years, has helped us out in the absence of Bert this week.
Card of Thanks. We wish hereby to return our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us in our recent great bereavement, the sudden death of our little Frank. May they ever find those as ready to assist them in the hour of need, as they were to assist us. J.H. LAUGHLIN & family.
DIED. April 3d, 1883, from an accident, caused by a fall, Frank LAUGHLIN, son of J.H. LAUGHLIN aged 7 years and 4 months.
Postville, Allamakee Co. Iowa
April 21, 1883
Geo. LULL has purchased the Curry lots, north of Rev. LAUGHLIN's.
Cash on subscription this week: J.S. WILSON & C.C. FABER, Postville; E.E. LULL, Union Springs, N.Y.
The old lady HENDERSONS, the mother of the elder HENDERSON, of Henderson prairie, died at the residence of Mr. KERR, on tuesday, at the advanced age of 90 years. Col. HENDERSON and wife arrived from Dubuque a few hours before her death. Mrs. HENDERSON's funeral was held from the Congregational Church, and was very largely attended.
We call attention to the card of the new Livery Stable, C.C. FABER, proprietor. We ask the public to give him a call at the Burlington House Stables.
Postville, Allamakee Co. Iowa
April 28, 1883
Alarm clocks are all the rage now in Postville.
Frank DAYTON seems likely to be the first Mayor of Waukon.
Born to Jas and Mrs. McADAM, a daughter, April 24th.
Wm. MOLL'S team came very near running away one day last week, having become frightened at a pile of stumps by the roadside. Luckily for both team and wagon they were stopped ere they had run far, damaging nothing, with the exception of breaking the tongue.
Mrs. SONNKALB, her son, G.S. TUTTLE and two of her younger children have gone to Pennsylvania on a visit. The srious illness of a brother of Mrs. SONNKALB's is the occasion of the visit.
Miss Belle BRONSON is very poorly.
Miss Jo. POWELL rewturned to Cresco this morning after a long sojourn in Luana.
C.A. STOWBRIDGE wishes to notify the community that the mortgage on him has been foreclosed and he will be sold at public auction June 1st, LeLe VonBERG, auctioneer. The proceeds to be applied on painting the church.
Our school opened Monday, with Miss WOODWARD in the Grammer room and Mrs. TRUMAN in the Primary room.
Ed. WARN shipped a car load of very fine cattle yesterday.
Mrs. Geo. OATHOUT has received a large stock of spring goods and would be pleased to have the ladies call.