The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, October 12, 1905
The sad intelligence came on Tuesday to the relatives and friends of MRS. GEORGE WESTFALL of Nebraska, of her serious illness. Slight hopes are held for her recovery.
MR. WILLEY and MISS WILSON, both of Chariton were in our little village on last Saturday.
MRS. FLORA FULTON entertained the MISSES FERN ENSLOW, EMMA MCMAINS and EUNICE MOORE Friday and Saturday. They all attended the oyster and ice cream supper at the May School House Friday evening.
MRS. LAURA KIRKPATRICK, formerly MISS LAURA CHAPMAN, came Saturday from her home in Kansas City for a visit with relatives and friends.
CHAS. MORRIS and daughter, MISS ANNIE of Cambria spent Sunday at the R.E. MORRIS home.
MR. and MRS. DELOS FIGHT entertained the following guests to dinner Sunday; MR. and MRS. FRANK TURNER, MR. and MRS. LEONARD STEELE of Garden Grove, and MRS. VIOLA VAN DYKE of Wyaconda, Mo.
MRS. WILL WINSLOW and little son TEDDY, returned Monday from a three weeks' visit with her mother at Harvey.
A little daughter graces the home of MR. and MRS. BARNEY THARP, since October 7th.
MRS. VIOLA VAN DYKE and little sons MAYNARD and ROSCOE, returned to her home in Wyaconda, Mo., Tuesday after an extended visit with her parents, REV. and MRS. A.J. FIGHT. MISS GRACE NEWELL accompanied her home and will stay with her this winter.
MRS. BERT WINSLOW of Colorado Springs came Saturday for a few days' visit with the families of GEO. and WILL WINSLOW.
On last Wednesday, in Humeston, occurred the marriage of MR. ADRIAN TATMAN and MISS ETHEL PALMER. The young people have a host of friends who will wish them well. They will go to housekeeping on the U.G. Penick farm east of town.
The young people who went on the hayrack out to May to the supper on last Friday evening had a chapter of accidents but they, like the bed bug which had no wings, got there just the same, and report a jolly good time.
MRS. HARDY and three children returned home from a visit in Chariton and Russell, on last Sunday.
Little RUSSELL CLARK is on the sick list this week.
MESSRS. ALLAN CHERRYHOLMES and WILL NESSON are now the proprietors of that "changeable" hardware. There is nothing like keeping things on the move.
H.S. EIKENBERRY returned on Tuesday from his Kansas trip.
MISS LULU AIRY entertained friends Saturday evening in honor of MISS GIBSON of Des Moines.
Little HELEN LOUISE ECKLEBERRY is quite sick this week.
On last Saturday, in the county seat, occurred the tying of the nuptial knot which united the lives of two of Derby's choice young people. The contracting parties were MR. LEE LUGAR and MISS BERTHA RASH. The young peole will go to housekeeping immediately on the farm of Mr. Will Wyatt, just west of Derby. The best wishes of a host of friends attend them.
D.A. MCMAINS was a Decatur City visitor on Tuesday and he will leave for Princeton, Mo., on Thursday.
MRS. C.G. WISSER is on the sick list.
MISS ERMA MCMAINS is the proud possesser of a new rubber tired runabout, the gift of her father on her fourteenth birthday.
IKE TAYLOR and wife, WIL MCFARLAND and wife, WILL FULTON and wife, GEO. WHITE and wife, D.A. MCMAINS and wife enjoyed Sunday dinner at the home of MR. and MRS. ANTHONY MAUK, near Chariton.
On account of inclement weather last Monday evening, the tin shower which was to have been given MRS. ELFLETA HUMPHREY, has been postponed indefinitely.
About 35 members of Saxon Homestead of B.A. Y's of Chariton gathered in our hall in response to an invitation from the Oriental Homestead of Derby and helped to make merry the hours between seven and twelve on Tuesday night. A good substantial supper appeased the hungry appetites given them after their twelve mile drive and good, roaring, fires soon warmed their chilled bodies. After the business of the evening was over a good social time was enjoyed by all. Grand foreman Coch of Des Moines was with us and the splendid, interesting talk he gave was greatly appreciated. Several quaint speeches were made by other visiting members, and the old games, blackman and drop the handkerchief were enjoyed to the fullest extent.
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