Vermillion Monitor 08/19/1898

  • Allie Marble is recovering from an attack of malaria.
  • Miss Estella Choate of Cottage Hill is at Rev. Payne’s.
  • Sam Curtis has improved much since our last issue.
  • J.J. Calnan was in Leavenworth, Wednesday.
  • I.C. Pierce is suffering from the effects of neuralgia
  • and rheumatism.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Clippenger, of Centralia, visited R.E. Mayhew’s people, Sunday.
  • Mr. & Mrs. E.E. Woodman went to Frankfort to attend the reunion, Tuesday.
  • E.F. Wilkins, his daughter Jenny and two sons started to Olathe, to visit his aged mother, Wednesday.
  • Wm. Schwerdfeger and family intend to move to Vliets and occupy John Strattan’s house as soon as it is ready.
  • L.W. Chelsey was nominated by the fusionists, at Frankfort, Tuesday. His is from Axtell.
  • W.R. Davis’ three year old child took a swallow of concentrated lye, Monday. Dr. Pampel reports that it is recovering.
  • J.A. Kenworthy was laid up for repairs, the first of the week. A cow kicked him on the calf of the leg causing quite a bruise.
  • Marsh Haskins received the nomination for state representative at the hands of the fusionists of the 43rd district, at Frankfort, Tuesday.
  • We had a good shower, Monday night and a good rain, Tuesday night. Corn that has been well plowed will make at least half a crop, and very likely more.
  • Forest Warren quit work on the Centralia Journal and came home, Saturday. He played as a member of the Frankfort band during the reunion there, and will play with the Centralia band during the reunion at that place. He will take charge of this office August 27th.
  • Old Mr. Waugh tried to commit suicide, last Saturday. He used a revolver, shooting himself near the heart and seems doubtful, if he can recover. Dr. Best of Centralia, was called and did everything possible to alleviate his suffering. The old gentleman had a paralytic stroke some time ago, which is supposed to be the cause of his rash act.
  • Cheap Grassland for sale! 327 acres, well fenced with cedar posts, 20 ft. apart; 5 wires, never been pastured, well watered, timber enough to make good shade….
  • Ralph Payne is visiting friends in Seneca. Dan Labbe, of Neuchatel, had business in the city, Tuesday.
  • O.E. Koentz, the Onaga phtographer, was in town, Monday.
  • Mrs. G.W. Kelley, of Oketo, visited her mother, Mrs. Cassady, yesterday.
  • The school board have decided to charge $1 a month, in advance, for outside pupils.
  • A.D. Strattan ran a nail into his foot last week. By taking prompt care, it did not trouble him long.
  • Mr. Snowden and family came, Saturday. He is supervising the construction of the telephone line.
  • H.K. Sharpe, J.H. Trout, and Mrs. Harrington, of Axtell, took the train here for the Frankfort reunion, Tuesday.
  • Ross Adams and Will Lane came back from Clifton, Sunday, where they have been working on the section.
  • When in Frankfort, eat at McMinimy and Skinner’s Restaurant, first door north of railroad, west side of the street. Bowl of hot soup for 5 cents; square meal for 15 cents.
  • H.D. and Weir Cassady intend to go to Oketo, Sunday, to visit their sister, Mrs. G.W. Kelley. They will take in the Marysville show Monday, and return home, Tuesday.
  • Harry Pierce returned, Monday, from a fortnight’s visit in Kansas City. He had a chance to become a street car conductor, but he had to come home to take care of his crop.
  • Mr. and Mrs. V.D. Crawford will start, Sept.2, on a visit to relatives in Missouri and Illinois and his old home in West Virginia.
  • Last week, Frank Schaffer’s body became rigid and he showed strong symptoms of tetanus, or lock-jaw. As the place where his little finger was amputated had healed nicely, it is thought that it was caused by some internal injury received in the run away (last week). Dr. Bullard reported yesterday that the young man was much improved, with good chances of recovery.
  • Obituaries: Abel Edward Johnson, born in Sweden, Jan. 1,1864. Died in Frankfort, Kansas December 18,1940, at aged 76 years,11 months, and 17 days. Was a member of the Salem Lutheran since 1903. Mourning his death are two sons: Virgil W. Johnson, Frankfort, and Verner Johnson, Topeka; five grandchildren, and two brothers in Sweden. Singing at the funeral were Mrs. Arvid Swanson and Mrs. Conrad Scholz. Pallbearers were Edwin Johnson, William VanDorn, Andrew Johnson, Aaron Johnson, John Johnson, and August Larson. Internment was made in Salem Lutheran Cemetery.
  • Ella V. Smith (Smejkal), daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer E. Smith, was born December 24, 1898,near Vermillion. Died at Cheyenne, Wyoming, December 18, 1940 at age 41 years,11 months, and 24 days. She married Mr. Sylvester Smejkal, at Vermillion. At the time of her death, she was at Horsecreek, Wyoming. She had packed and mailed a Christmas package for each member of the family, here. She leaves to mourn her passing: her husband, Mr. Sylvester Smejkal, her father and mother and grandmother, of Vermillion, & her brother, Mr. Roy E. Smith, Vermillion. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and later joined the church of the Latter Day Saints. She was buried at the Vermillion Cemetery.

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