Vermillion Monitor 10/15/1897

  • Charles Crawford is assisting in tonsorial work in John Flad’s barber shop at Frankfort at present.
  • Harry Pierce returned home, Tuesday, froom an overland trip of a week or two at Atchison, Kansas City, and other points.
  • Morgan Davis, of Red Cloud, Neb. and Miss Olive Morse were married at the home of the bride’s parents, October 6th.
  • Frank Farley and wife were down from Frankfort, Sunday, visiting at the home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Wade.
  • Born at the family home, ten miles south of Vermillion, Tuesday, October 12, 1897 to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Condon, a son.
  • O.J. Kelly, of Oketo, stopped in the city, on his way home from Houston, Texas, where he had been on a tour of inspection and recreation. He remained here with relatives until the following day, when H.D. Cassady drove with him to Axtell where he took a train for home
  • C.J. Haskett traded for Geo. A. Johnson’s interest in the residence property occupied by J.M. Leonard.
  • G.W. Ruby left for Kansas City, Tuesday, to remain for some time.
  • S.J. Beaty and R.E. Mayhew did business at Centralia, between trains, Monday.
  • One of Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Cannon’s little sons has been quite ill during the week with a fever, but was able to be up and around the house, Wednesday.
  • Marion Smith has moved to the country, a short distance from town. Elder Cooper has occupied the rooms in Mrs. Lear’s residence vacated by Mr. Smith.
  • Rev. E.P. Fisher started Wed., for Emporia, to attend the Presbyterian synod, which is in session in that city this week.
  • For Sale Cheap: I have a good driving team, buggy, and harness which I will sell cheap for cash or note…C.L. Martin
  • Dr. Bullard and Ted Smith went over to Bigelow, Wed. and angled for the finney tribe in the turbulent waters of the Vermillion. They didn’t have very good luck, but succeeded in hooking a four or five pounder.
  • Roy Wilson, former publisher of the Owl in Vermillion, became a father of a bouncing twelve pound boy. Dr. Strayer attended.
  • A lady, whose name we did not learn arrived in the city from Baltimore, Maryland, and was driven out to the home of Chas. Brady, near Wyoming post office, Tuesday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fagan drove down from Washington county, last Friday and visited until Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Williams. The ladies are twin sisters.
  • The fine farm residence, of Mrs. Wm. Healy, a mile south of the Irish creek Catholic church, together with almost the entire contents, was destroyed by fire on Thursday night of last week. No particulars as to amount of loss or insurance learned.
  • On Monday, a fire was started, probably by a small boy and a match near the stable of Mr. Odell on the farm of R.S. Pauley, on the road to Axtell. No one except Mrs. Odell was near, and the stable, the hay stacks, harness and other things were burned.
  • Jeff Johnson took the excursion train for Leavenworth, where he will take in the sights at the big reunion, and then go to Galesburg, Illinois, for an extended visit with his father.
  • On Saturday night last, H.D. Williams left about $12 in cash in the safe in his drug store, and about $1 in change in the money drawer. On Monday morning the money was gone, and the safe, which had not been locked on Saturday evening, was locked. The thief left no clue, as to his identity, nor as to how he gained entrance to the store.
  • Mr. Phillips, of Kansas City, visited several days during the week with his old friend, L. Rogers.
  • C. Bergmann is erecting a new house on his farm some distance northeast of town.
  • S. Woodworth and a cow had a difficulty over in Pottawatomie county some days ago. Mr. Woodworth had an ankle badly bruised in the fracas. The cow knocked him down and tramped on him, but he was lucky to have been no worse hurt.
  • Thirty seven tickets were sold at this station during the week for the G.A.R. reunion at Leavenworth. Fifteen went on the special excursion yesterday morning. Several parties went overland. Among those who went, and whose names we secured are: E.E. Wilkin and wife, E. Ruby and wife, P.W. Mesmer and wife, C. Spangler and wife, H.M. Wade and wife, W. H. DeWalt and wife, V.D. Crawford and wife, T. M. Howard, S. Arnold, H.Gero, S. Colrick.
  • Oliver Steckel was a Sunday guest of Clark Williams.
  • Marion Potter went to Corning to commence husking corn.
  • Messrs. H.C. Schafer, Riley Shepherd and Ed Ukele made a business trip to Marysville last week.
  • Jacob Steckel went to Atchison, Saturday, and will attend the soldiers’ reunion at Leavenworth before returning.

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