The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, September 21, 1905
WARREN TOWNSHIP NEWS:
MISS NANNIE FIGHT is the teacher in the High Prairie (No. 9) district.
MISS LIZZIE BARRON is the teacher in Hazel Dell district, No. 8.
Pleasant Ridge district, No. 4, has but six persons of school age, and one of them is a student of Simpson College, Indianola, another at the Chariton Commercial College, another a student of the Derby Schools and another is a married lady. What that school district wants is a few families in which there are some children.
IRWIN MATTHEWS, whose residence has been on the MATTHEWS' farm, will have a public sale on the 27th, inst., of his personal effects after which he will move with his family to Sheridan County, Kansas. His mother, MRS. CATHERINE MATTHEWS, is there now visiting.
Good for Derby -- The items in the Leader last week were the best, most readable that we have seen in any paper for a long time.
Doctor TOM MITCHELL of the city of Chicago, has bought the MATTHEWS' farm of one hundred and sixty acres in this township paying eight thousand dollars in cold cash. The doctor is not unknown here as almost all the days of his youth were spent in Derby and vicinity. From there he went to Chicago, entering the study of medicine; finally he was admitted to practice and has been wondrously successful, both as a practitioner and pecuniarily, accomplished only by close attention and most determined effort. We are glad the doctor has chosen one of the fair farms of Warren Township for his country home.
FRED PARKER will have a public sale of his personal property on the 26th, inst., after which he will move to Chanute, Kansas.
The high wind on Monday morning did considerable damage to the corn; the great amount of rain for a week or two past is somewhat discouraging to farmers.