Week of May 30th, 1888
Pierce Bunt shook Gateway dust from his feet yesterday and pulled out for
Ira T. Martin is building a new home on Piety Hill.
The Bloody baseball club beat the Alerts yesterday, 21 to 11.
Hon. H. C. Curtiss will deliver the oration at Ireton on Decoration Day.
Dr. G. W. Foster, who has been an active and enterprising citizen of the
Gateway for many years, left Sunday morning for his new home in Salt Lake
Fred Close is getting quite a reputation as a sportsman. He was acting as
judge at the Council Bluffs races last week.
Buena Vista county is agitating for a new courthouse.
Married, by the Rev. J.E. Snowden, on Tuesday, May 22, at the parsonage, W.
B. Bixler and Miss Sarah E. Long.
The scarcity of dwellings still predominates.
The oil well will probably remain in status quo until the listed land owners
comply with the reasonable request. Query—How long will they keep the wheels
Al Simpkins, the Globe foreman, went east yesterday morning to attend the
grand Masonic conclave in session at Cedar Rapids and from there will go to
Marshalltown to visit home folks.
An interesting game of baseball was played on Decoration Day between the
Sentinel employees on one side and the combined offices of the Globe and
Leader on the other. A large amount of wind was exploded on either side. The
score was 20 to 19 in favor of the combined.
Secretary Mason, of the Y.M.C.A., informs a Sentinel reporter that the
prospects for a gymnasium in our city, are good.
Wednesday morning, Decoration Day, the weather was very inauspicious. The
exercises were held in the afternoon under the auspices of the G. A. R. and
W. R. C. A literary and musical program was given in the evening. Those who
took part in the program were: Dr. M. Hilbert, Miss Nellie Fairchild, C. A.
Wernli, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Emery, Mary Norris, Mrs. J. D. Jackson, Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Trenery, Harry McDaniels, Mae Joerndt, Mrs. J. F. Vogt. Five
minute talks were given by A. A. Alline, F. Amos, I. T. Martin, H. C.
The members of Company G. made a fine showing in the Decoration Day parade.
Rev. I. P. Patch, former Congregational minister of this place, has been
rendered the financial secretaryship of the Redfield Congregational church.