Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: General NewsDate: June 26 1884
-Lon Burgess is back for a short stay.
-James S. Spear, New York, is here.
-D.G. Kenyon, of Detroit, is in the city.
-L.B. Collins, of Des Moines, is here to-day.
-A.J. Roche, of St. Louis is here to-day.
-Ben Allmayer, of Ottumwa, is in the city.
-H.E. Davis, of Oskaloosa, is in the city to-day.
-George H. Frasher and wife, of the Brighton News, were in the city to-day.
-The store of Allmayer Bros. was burglarized last evening, and several valuable sets of clothing taken.
-Fitz John Porter has safely passed the Congregational rapids, and is now arrived at the executive cataract. Whether he will there be swamped, but one man in the Nation knows-and that man is not Fitz John Porter.
-Dr. and Mrs. James and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Clarke went down yesterday on he classic banks of Cedar on a fishing excursion. Having lunch along they feasted the inner man under the hills and among the rills of the poetic stream.
-Mr. N.L. Post, of Cleveland, Ohio, who manufactures the Artic Spiral stove lid lifter has an advertisement in THE JOURNAL, like all sensible dealers. In a paper of the 10th inst. which we sent him, we accidentally left out his advertisement. He acknowledges the receipt of the paper in the following poetic fashion:
With what intent
Was the paper sent?
To prove to me beyond a doubt,
That my adv. had been dropped out?
I don't propose to make a fuss,
But simply ask "why this is thus?"
-W.H. Judson, of Boston, is here.
-W.B. Medes, of Trenton, Mo. was here to-day.
-J.S. Pringle, of Richland, was in the city to-day.
-Clay Dumpsey, of Decatur Ill., was in the city to-day.
-B.A. Raphael, of Davenport, was in the city to-day.
-W.E. Edmiston, of Springfield, Ohio, is in the city.
-Waltus Collins, the noted Greenbacker of Salina, was in town to-day.
-R.R. Talley, Principal of the Libertyville Schools, was in town to-day.
-Miss Grace Thorpe, of Centerville, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Shaffer.
-Hon. D.P. Stubbs now sports a bran new phaeton, and Bert is evidently as happy as a bride on her wedding day.
-Wm. Jones, the cook at the northwest corner restaurant of Matthews & Martin, is the best restaurant cook in the city.
-J. E. Wilson, and his son Walter, of St. Joe, Mo., are back on a visit to their many friends here. Jake wears a Grand Army suit.
-The Anita Tribune, published by Sherm. Myers, son of our fellow-citizen Dr. J.L. Myers, is one of the very best local papers that makes its way to this office. Sherm. is evidently a rising young journalist.
-Few of our readers have any conception of the extent and magnitude of the steam bottling works of H.E. Kinsloe in this city. A visit there the other day convinced us that it was one of the most important industries in our city. Mr. Kinsloe is a wide-awake and public spirited citizen, and one of the most popular business man in the city.
-The Wapello Times has "folded its tent and silently stole away" from the mud and frog ponds of the fast waning town of Wapello, to the progressive, wide-awake and solid town of Columbus Junction. The Junction will eventually become the County Seat, and the Times takes time by the forelock if not by the top-knot.
-The enterprising proprietors of Hood's Sarsaparilla are the first in the field with a Campaign Card giving an excellent lithographic portrait and sketch of James G. Blaine, the Republican Presidential candidate. The back of the card also gives the last electoral vote, the new apportionment, and other valuable information. Copies may be had by sending stamp to C.L. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
-"Ward Lamson and others" seem to have again been routed by the Council last night. They were assured by the city fathers that they could investigate the validity of the water works contract to their "heart's content," if they paid their own attorneys, but our paternal ancestors were not in the humor to fee their attorney. It seems to be the sole object of these grumblers to retard the progress of our water works, but they find that our City Council is not make up of boys.
-Swan Johnson, a Swede working on the construction of the C., B.& Q. was seriously hurt last night. The gang was loading iron rails at the station here and had put on the last rail when it fell off, striking Mr. Johnson across the leg. Dr. Worthington was given the case but the injuries were of such a serious nature that Drs. Mohr, Woods, Snook, and Hammond were called in for consultation, and amputation was decided as necessary. The unfortunate is now lying at the C., B. & Q. hotel where his leg is being amputated by Dr. Worthington and others.
ORDNANCE NO. 93
An Ordinance to Provide for the Erection of Water Works.
SECTION 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Fairfield: That the sum of Fifty-One Thousand ($51,000) Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of erecting Water Works for this city, and for the purchase of the rights of way and real estate necessary or appropriate for the same.
SEC. 2. That for the purpose of raising a portion of the said amount appropriated in Section one (1) above, bonds of this city be issued to the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) Dollars.
SEC. 3. That, whereas, this Council has heretofore procured and caused to be signed bonds of this city to the number of twenty-five (25), and of the denomination of One Thousand ($1,000) Dollars each, which said bonds are by their terms made payable to George B. Inman, or bearer, are dated October first, A.D. 1883, due October first, A.D., 1903, payable at the option of the city on or after October first, A.D., 1893, bearing interest at the rate of five (5) per cent annum, payable semi-annually, having proper interest coupons attached, and payable both principal and interest at the office of the City Treasurer of this city: Now therefore, the said bonds above described are hereby declared to be the bonds authorized and provided for in Section two (2) above.
SEC. 4. That the action of this Council in delivering the first eight (8) of said above described bonds, being the bonds numbered from one (1) to eight (8) inclusive, to George B. Inman, is hereby fully and in all respects ratified and confirmed.
SEC. 5. That the remaining seventeen (17) of said bonds now in the hands of Samuel C. Farmer & Sons and under the control of this Council be delivered to the said George B. Inman at such times and on such terms and conditions as this Council may hereafter by resolution or otherwise determine.
SEC. 6. That the City Treasurer of this city is hereby authorized to pay out of any funds in his hands not otherwise appropriated the interest on the said bonds as the same becomes due and the proper coupons are presented at his office for payment and to cancel the said coupons and return the same as vouchers with his settlement.
SEC. 7. That this Ordinance shall take effect five days after its publication by one insertion in THE FAIRFIELD DAILY JOURNAL.
Approved June 20th, 1884.
S.M. Boling, Mayor.
T.F. Higley, City Clerk.
-D.W. Moore, Philadelphia, is here.
-J.R. Andres, Burlington, is in the city.
-L.B. Mack, Rockford, Ill., is in the city.
-R.S. Beck, of Cincinnati, is here to-day.
-N.T. Brooks, Boston, is in the city to-day.
-Dr. J.L. Sharp, of Albia, Sundayed in the city.
-Tom Hysham is at home from school at Iowa City.
-J.S. Goshom, of Cedar Rapids, is in the city to-day.
-L.L. Wertz, of the Lockridge Mill, was in the city to-day.
-Clark Moyer is spending his lay off week among his friends here.
-Dr. Warner and John Fry, of Libertyville, were in town to-day.
-Ed Craine, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, is spending a few days visiting his parents here.
-Mrs. C.T. Moorman, of Fairfield is in town visiting her brother, D.W. Searle.- Ottumwa Press.
-Mrs. Julia Tappert comes home this evening from a fortnights visit among friends and relatives at Centerville.
-Mrs. D.P. Stubbs, Mrs. Capt. Burgess and Mrs. P.N. Woods, of Fairfield, visited the family of E.M.B. Scott this week.--Ottumwa Press.
-Frank Bloss, a former resident here, but who has been absent in Northern California for twenty-three years, surprised his brothers and sister here, by dropping down upon them Saturday night. He is a brother of William and John Bloss and Mrs. Daniel Young.
-The C., B. & Q will carry articles intended for exhibition at the Nebraska State Fair at Omaha at regular rates and return them free. Live Stock to the Fat Stock show at Chicago for two thirds the rates for the round trip. Articles intended for exhibition at the State Fair or for District and County Fairs in Iowa during the season of 1884 at full rates one way and returned free.
-H.A. Bushnell, Milwaukie, is here to-day.
-H.W. Burnett and wife, of Davenport, are in the city to-day.
-D.A. Richardson and James W. Bell, of Chicago, were in the city to-day.
-Four genuine Arabs fresh from the desert of Sahara were in the city to-day.
-Mrs. Nettie F. West and Willie will leave next week for Bowery Beach, Portland, Maine.
-The postoffice boxes this morning were full of the speech of Hon. M.A. McCoid on the tariff.
-W.B. Stewart, Mrs. Keller and Miss Hetherington, of Dubuque, are in the city to attend the State Sunday School convention.
-W.A. Leary, of Davenport, manager of the Iowa Telephone Company, of which our exchange is part, was in the city yesterday.
-Lou Thoma, of the drug house of Hufford, Bradshaw & Thoma, is erecting a dwelling house on a lot just east of Frank Junkin's which he recently purchased. As Lou is an unmarried man the query naturally arises as to what he wants with a new residence. To a reporter of THE JOURNAL to-day he stated that he was building it to rent.
-Frank S. Culbertson, son of Hon.W.B. Culbertson, of Burlington, died at the residence of his grand-mother near this city early this morning of consumption. He had been in bad health for six months, or more, and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a wife and one child. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at three o'clock.
-S.W. Cole, of Colfax, is here.
-Frank Earnest, Towanda, Penn., is in the city.
-J.M. Galbraith, of Monmouth, is here to-day.
-Ben Hassel and Mark Baker, of Burlington, are here to-day.
-Capt. J.C. Fry and Frank Hurst, of Libertyville, were in the city to-day.
-Dr. A.B. McCandless, of Columbus City, is here attending the convention.
-Fitch B. Stacy, wife and daughter, of Stacyville, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Shaffer.
-Mr. E.K. Dunbar, general superindendent of the Hall Type Writer Company, of New York, was in the city yesterday.
-N.L. Woodward, representing the Great Northwestern Type Foundry of Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, Chicago, called on us to-day.
-F.N. Chase, of Cedar Falls, Secretary of the Iowa State Sabbath School Convention honored THE JOURNAL with a call last evening.
-P.H. Howlett and Hon. D.P. Stubbs have gone to Toronto, Canada, to visit their daughters who are attending school at Loretto Abbey.
-Senator F.A. Duncan, of Columbus City, Louisa county, is in the city attending the Sunday School convention. He favored THE JOURNAL with a call this afternoon.
-We are pained to learn that Mrs. McElroy, mother of the editor of The Tribune, is again dangerously sick. We trust that her severe illness will only be temporary, and that she may soon recover.
-Invitations are out for the marriage of John A. Branson and Miss Maggie Barnes, at the residence of the lady's parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel Barnes, Washington, Kansas, June 26th. Mr. Barnes formerly resided here.
-M.L. Smalling has opened out an ice cream and lemonade parlor two doors north of the postoffice, and invites the people to call. He has all kinds of temperance drinks, lemonade, soda water, cider, ginger ale and Queen Sharlotte.
-F.N. Chase of Cedar Falls; Fitch B. Stacy, of Stacyville, and E.F. Brockway, of Ainsworth, who are in attendance at the State Sunday School Convention here are members of the Board of Directors of the Iowa State Agricultural Society.
-The devotional meeting directed by the Young Men's Christian Association, will be held for two months, July and August, in the Lutheran Church. A cordial invitation is extended to all friends and strangers. Topic for next Sabbath, "Love."
State of Iowa, Jefferson County, SS:
To the Heirs at Law, Creditors and all persons interested. You are hereby notified that on or before the 31st day of July, 1884, Lucinda J. Cunningham, administratix of estate of James, deceased, will file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Iowa, in and for Jefferson County, her final settlement of said estate, and ask to be discharged. Now unless you appear and defend thereto on or before noon of the first day of the next term of said Court, which will commence on the 11th day of August, A.D. 1884, said settlement will be approved and order of discharge made as prayed for.
LUCINDA J. CUNNINGHAM.
JONES & FULLEN, ATTORNEYS.
State of Iowa, Jefferson County, SS:
To Samuel Paradis and Marguerite Paradis, Fred Chinn: You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Jefferson County, State of Iowa, the petition of E.M.B. Scott, claiming of you the sum of Eighty and 50-100 ($80.50) Dollars and costs, on a judgment rendered against the said Samuel Paradis and in favor of the plaintiff, in the District Court of Jefferson County, Iowa, on the second day of April, 1884, and asking that the following described real estate, to-wit: Lots 21, 22, 23 and 24, in the old or original plat of the town or city of Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa, which real estate is in fact the property of the said Samuel Paradis but the title to which is now fraudulently held in the name of the said Marguerite Paradis, be subjected to the payment of said judgment with interest and costs, and the costs of this suit, and be sold for said purpose. And also that the judgment of Fred Chinn, of Wapello County, Iowa, for the sum of Forty-Five and 85-100 ($45.85) Dollars, and filed in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Jefferson County, Iowa, on the fifth day of December, 1883, be declared an inferior lien to plaintiff's judgment.
Now, unless you appear thereto and defend, on or before noon of the second day of the August Term A.D. 1884 of said Court, which Term commences on the eleventh day of August, A.D., 1884, default will be entered against you and judgment rendered thereon.
GALVIN & ROSS
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
lat night was addressed by Rev. C.M. Morton, of Chicago, on the subject of "Celestial Helpers." The church was crowded to its utmost capacity.
A business meeting was held at nine o'clock this morning. At 10:30 a "Normal Lesson" was conducted by Mrs. Fitch B. Stacy, of Stacyville.
This afternoon, "Prayer, Liberality and Training of Teachers," was taken up by Rev. C.F. Williams, of Keokuk; at 2:45 "Missionaries of the Frontier," Rev. A.M. Zeigler, of Nevada; at 3:15 "Fathers and Mothers" by Miss L.W. Bates, of Dubuque: at 3:45 Mrs. Stacy gave another "Normal Lesson;" at 4:30 "Temperance Hour," by Mrs. M.J. Aldrich, of Cedar Rapids.
This evening will close the deliberations of the convention with an address by the Rev. T.O. Douglas, of Grinnell, on "The Certain Victory" and "The Lasting Place."
There are about thirty counties represented at the convention. The enrollment last evening was 176. The principal workers present are: Lot Abraham, Mt. Pleasant; R.M. Bixby, Mrs. A.C. Bixby, and Mrs. C.A. Bramard, What Cheer; W.F. Barclay, Marion; W.H. Berry, Indianola; Rev. H.W. Bennett and wife, of Dubuque; F.N. Chase and daughter, of Cedar Falls; W.H. Campbell, Mt. Pleasant; F.W. Cole, Colfax; Mrs. E.M.R. Crosby, Fort Madison; Rev. D.W. Comstock, Logan; Rev. H. Cullen, Wyoming; Rev. H.P. Dyer, Kellogg; Mrs. S.A. Eckerson, Grand Junction; J.N. Fryman and Miss Mary Fryman, Pleasant Plain; John A. Ireland, Brookville; Hattie Nicholson, of Lockridge, and others whose names our reporter did not learn.
Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Iowa State Sabbath School Association at the M.E. Church in this City.
The nineteenth annual convention of the Iowa State Sunday School Association convened at the M.E. Church in this city last evening. About sixty delegates from different parts of the state are present.
The officers of this society are: President, Rev. D.R. Dungan, of Des Moines; Secretary and Treasurer, F.N. Chase, Cedar Falls; Statistical Secretary, W.R. Berry, Indianola; Financial Secretary A.O. Abbott; Musical Director, C.D. Eaton, Wilton; Organist, Miss Myra McCoy, of this city; Committee on Entertainment, A.R. Byrkit, this city; Chairman Central Committee, W.B. Stewart, of Dubuque.
The convention last evening was called to order by Thomas Bell, and the opening exercises were conducted by Rev. Hunt, of the Baptist Church here.
The address of welcome were delivered by Rev. M. Bamford, pastor of the M.E. Church here, in his usual happy and thoughtful manner. He hoped that the visit of these great workers would be as pleasant in reality as it was to our people in anticipation. He paid a high tribute to our generosity and hospitality. He felt that they had made a wise selection in deciding to hold this convention here. Would felt that the convention would have been derelict of its duty, if it had failed to recognize this christian community. He said he was sorry that Fairfield did not have better churches, better buildings and better Sunday Schools, but he assured the convention that no city in Iowa has more or better churches, or greater interest in Sunday School work than this city. He was more than glad to welcome these successful workers in the grand cause to our city and see them face to face, and become acquainted with them, and enjoy some of the "crums that fall from their tables." He thought it was not inappropriate to select the M.E. Church in which to hold the convention, because it was generally conceded that the Methodist people were great and enthusiastic Sunday School workers. He closed by bidding them a hearty and cordial welcome.
The response was made by the President of the Association, Rev. D.R. Dungan, of Des Moines. He said it gave him great pleasure to acknowledge the hearty welcome accorded: that we were here as workers in God's cause to qualify us to do the Master's work. They had come to Fairfield because they were pleased to meet at the county seat of one of the oldest counties in the State. He said he had heart to-day that Fairfield was the center of gravity, and he observed on the going down of the sun this evening that it was the center of the world. "Workers," said he, "we are glad to meet you all; your faces are dear to us. But we are here for work, and without further preliminaries we will proceed with the business of the convention."
After some excellent and soul inspiring music, the Rev. H.W. Bennett, of Dubuque, took the pulpit and delivered the annual address from 1st Tim. 6-12. He spoke about forty minutes, in which he paid his respects to so-called advocates of free thought and free love, and paid particular attention to the false and dangerous theories advanced by Ingersoll.
The Convention assembled at 9:00 o'clock this morning and at 10:20 took recess. At 10:30 devotional exercises were held. At 10:45 the subject "All hands equipped, the book," was taken up by Rev. H. Cullen, of Anamosa," by Rev. W.F. Barclay, of Marion, and at 11:35 "Review" by Rev. J.C. McClintock, of Burlington.
This afternoon at 2:00 o'clock "Missionary work," was taken up by Rev. W. C. Williamson, of Washington; at 2:25 "Temperance Work," by Rev. W.F. Barclay, of Marion; 2:50 "At Close Quarters," Rev. R. Morton of Lemars; 3:15 "Missionary Organization," by Rev. T.D. Adams, of Cedar Rapids; at 4:15 "Pastors, Superintendents and Qualified Teachers," by Rev. J.W. Vankirk, of Liscomb; 4:45 "Defensive and Offensive Armor," Rev. C.M. Morton, of Chicago.
This evening an address on "Celestial Helpers," will be delivered by Rev. C.M. Morton of Chicago.
Eldon is situated eighteen miles south of here at the crossing of the Southwestern and the Keokuk and Des Moines branches of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, in Wapello county. It has the C., R. I. & P. round house and is one of the busiest and most prosperous, as well as one of the most substantial towns of its proportions on the line of this great Railway thoroughfare. It has a population of about 1500, has three good church buildings, the Methodist, Congregational and Catholic, the latter being the finest one. The business may be summed up as follows: It has six general stores, one special grocery, two hardware and tin stores, three meat markets, four restaurants, four hotels and seven boarding houses, two barber shops, one livery stable, one photograph gallery, one newspaper and job printing office, seven physicians, two drug stores, one flouring mill, a brick and tile manufactory and three attorneys. The town has in course of completion a magnificent wagon bridge across the Des Moines river, which will be ready for use by the first of September, that will bring its people and those on the other side of the stream in closer commercial communication.
The first to meet us after arriving in the place, was our young friend Seneca Cornell, son of Washington Cornell, of this city, to whom we are under obligations for substantial aid and assistance. Seneca is practicing law at Eldon and is a rising young attorney. His many friends in Fairfield will be pleased to know that he is well liked down there and is meeting with excellent success. He is a young man of good business qualifications and correct personal habits.
The most important industry at Eldon is the Eldon Brick and Tile Works. The officers are E.P. Howard, President; E.H. Thomas, Secretary; W.H. Mix, Treasurer; Superintendent and Manager, J.E. Honghland; Engineer, I.L. Johnson. The company is now building furnaces for drying the brick. It is proposed to partition off a portion of the shed into rooms 15x30 feet in size. The furnaces for heating will run the entire length of the rooms, and each room contain about 15,000 brick. The brick will be taken from the drying rooms to the kiln. By this new arrangement it is believed that the brick can be made ready for the kiln in a very few days, instead of waiting two or three weeks for them to dry. The press can now turn out 2,000 brick per hour, and the drying facilities must necessarily be increased in order to keep all the machinery moving.
The Eldon Review is one of the best institutions the place has. It is a lively local paper, owned and edited by E.H. Thomas, an old newspaper man who fully understands the business.
J.W. Burnett & Co., of Fairfield, have a branch establishment here, in charge of the worthy and humane Wm. Day.
Dennis Robinson is running an excellent restaurant, and invites all Fairfield folks to come and see him when down there.
W.P. Rodgers has but recently moved to the place from Bloomfield, and carries a full line of hardware, stoves, tinware and agricultural implements. He has a good stock, is selling low, and having an excellent patronage.
F. Mathers is an old Muscatiner, but has been in Eldon for some time selling hardware stoves and tinware and is meeting with excellent success.
The leading and in fact the only first class physicians of the place are Dr. R.W. Huston and Dr. Wm. Brownfield.
W.R. Thompson, one of the livest men in the place is at present not particularly in business, but will shortly embark in the restaurant trade.
The Huston House, Wm. Huston, proprietor; the Exchange Hotel, Wm. Hollenbeck, proprietor, and the City Hotel, run by D.M. Clark, are all excellent hotels and good places to stop. We can confidently recommend each and every one of them to the travelling public.
W.H. Mix is by far the largest, most extensive and solidest dry-goods and general dealer in the place, and carries an immense stock. He is clever and obliging, and is selling his goods at bottom prices. Mix does more business than any other two similar houses in Eldon.
D.M. Clark, who recently purchased the store of L.Roush, carries a general line-dry-goods, hardware, boots and shoes, clothing, groceries, etc.- and sells at prices that defy competition. He has a full and complete stock, and is a perfectly reliable man to deal with.
Our young friend, Billy Pringle, is night telegraph operator here, and has hosts of friends.
The people of Eldon who wish to "secure the shadow lest the substance fades," have to do it of E.P. Howard, who is the only artist in the place. But Howard is a square man, and does work just as cheap as if there were a half-dozen galleries in the place.
The most popular and satisfactory barber in the place is Robert Thomas.
J.F. Blake, attorney at law, has an excellent practice and is a reliable and trustworthy man. All business entrusted to his care will have prompt and careful attention, and the most reasonable charges made.
A.L. Brighton, brother of our H.H., has an important position as an engineer on the Rock Island and makes his headquarters at Eldon.
Miss Celia Balding is visiting friend in Ottumwa this week.
The public school here will close Saturday of this week with a pic-nic.
An uncle and aunt of I. Warner, from Missouri, have been visiting him this week.
The majority of the people here will celebrate at Fairfield in the day time and at Libertyville at night.
Mrs. Mailer and Miss Melissa Bristor, New London, are visiting their sister this week, Mrs. Dr. Hayden.
The Libertyville creamery is doing a flourishing and prosperous business, averaging a thousand lbs. per day. The teams are on the road every day.
J.W. Fry and J.F. Potts have erected a very fine building on the west side, which will be used as an ice cream parlor during the heated term. Lemonade and ice cream always on hand.
Mr. Swinthen Gummere, an old experienced wagon maker, has formed a partnership with Goodman Brothers to do a general repairing business and everything that comes in the wood work line.
Stewart Laughlin made a big trade last week, being an exchange of his two blooded horses for a farm in Des Moines township, the consideration being $800. He says the advertisements in The Journal did the business.
A splendid time is anticipated here on the evening of the 4th. The committee have prepared a very fine programme of speaking and singing and other attractions. Rev. E.J. Pike, of Selma, will be the orator of the day; an address by F.T. Anderson; recitations by Miss Maggie Potts, Cora Smith, Mamie McCormick and Lillie Loehr.