Washington Evening Journal
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Washington, IA 52353
From the July 14, 1881 Richland Clarion
Mr. “Dick” Imes, of Talleyrand, called on us Monday. He says Talleyrand is all O.K. and everything is lovely.
Just as we go to press, we learn that Pres. Garfield is still improving and hopes are strongly entertained that he will recover.
If you want to keep cool in this hot weather go to Hadley and Davis’s Meat Market, buy a big chunk of ice, cheap, and then stay in the shade.
S.W. Evans of Brighton is the best tailor in the west. When wanting anything in his line be sure to give him a call.
The Richland Musical Union elected officers on last Wednesday evening, as follows: Pres., G. A. Haycock; Vice Pres., Bell Pringle; Sec’y, Nina Draper; Treas., O.F. Harlow; Marshal, John Hobson.
Dr. A.A. Graham called this week and left his order for the Clarion. He reports everything lively in upper Brushy Bend. Call again Dr. when you can make it convenient.
Mr. Dayton Greeson had a very valuable mare killed by overheat last week. We also hear of five or six horses being killed south of here the same way. Persons should be careful of themselves and teams in this excessive heat.
Now is the time to come to Richland before property owners put advance railroad prices on their property, for the N. Sc. C. V. & Eastern is a fixed institution. Plenty of good coal, timber and stone convenient for building purposes. Who will be the first to put in operation some manufacturing future. Oat meal mill, starch factory, in fact we would not be insulted if half dozen such establishments should be started.
Rev. Swanson and his wife, of this city, who were seriously injured near J. S. Nobles, in Jefferson County where he has been unable to be removed until last Thursday under the order of Drs. J. P. Bartoe, of Baker, and R.H. Payne, of Richland, was brought home and is still in a very critical condition from internal injuries. Mrs. Swanson has recovered so much from her injuries as to be able to care for the wants of her wounded husband.
From the July 20, 1961 Clarion
One local merchant is 15 cents poorer since returning a loan of ten cents that he obtained some 33 years ago from Cliff Jones. Guess the former lad’s conscience got the best of him as he added five cents interest in paying his debt to Cliff. Seems as if that certain lad wanted just a nickel to go to the picture show but Cliff gave him a dime.
Sunday dinner guests in the Dick Caughlan home were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Decker and family of Highland Center, Mr. and Mrs. Herman of Clear Water, FL, Mrs. Clara Zeigler of Akron, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Max Willhoit and family of Batavia, Mrs. Frances Hudgell, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Stater and Kristen, all of Fairfield.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Joe Kelly, Kerry and Kim visited Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. A. Joe Kelly and Winifred, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Ledger and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferguson and sons in Washington. J.M. Kelly is recovering well from a fractured bone in his leg.
Steve Allen and Gary Smith held a carnival at the Allen home for two days the fore part of the week, donating the proceeds to the Multiple Scierosis fund. Gary is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith of Burlington and is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Smith.
Miss Marie Snider entertained Sunday for her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Snider of Washington. The courtesy was in honor of their 48th wedding anniversary. Other guests were Paul Harlan, Mrs. Minnie Swinney and Willa May.
Kim Kelly, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Joe Kelly, collided with a station wagon driven by Mrs. Don Niece at the baseball game Monday evening. It was thought at first that he fractured a bone, but x-rays discounted this. The foot and ankle are sore but nothing serious. Mrs. Niece was going very slowly and Kim was running backward to catch a ball when they collided.
A noisy beach party at Lake Darling participated in by a number of Parsons College students ended in Justicev Austin Emry’s justice court in Brighton recently. Twenty-nine were fined and one dismissed. Fines ranged from three days in the county jail for one, to $15 and costs for another. The others were fined $10 and costs. Charges were brought by conservation officers at the lake. It was reported that it is assumed that a number of others participated in the party but were able to escape the arresting officers.