November 9, 1893
Mrs. Thos. TEALE came down Tuesday from Leon.
Thos. TEALE of Leon was in town the fore part of the week.
Mrs. Lucina CAVE of Marcellus, Mich., came in Tuesday, to remain.
Frank STODDARD of Redding, Iowa, was in the city the fore part of last week.
J. M. GORSUCH went to Albia, Ia., Tuesday to purchase a car load of calves.
C. F. SMITH returned form Chicago Friday, where he had been with live stock.
Jos. MATHER returned Monday from Leon,Ia., having been there a week tailoring.
Misses Louie SMITH and Gertrude SEELY were at Andover, Missouri Saturday and
S. P. BASS and wife went to Davis City, Iowa, Tuesday to visit their
daughter, Mrs. Carter SCOTT.
Religio Literary meets next Saturday night at Students' Room of brick church.
All are invited to attend.
Mr. HARTWELL, a nephew of Mrs. R. M. ELVIN came in last week and will visit
his relatives here for some weeks.
Mrs. A. M. BARNES and son started Tuesday for 1336 Brood St. Providence, R.I.
to attend to business. They will return.
Mrs. VALENTINE, sister-in-law to Mrs. H. PYLE, who has been visiting her,
returned to her home at Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday.
Mrs. Liddie BURSE went to Oelwin, Iowa, Tuesday to visit her brothers,
residing there. She will return soon with her brother, Elder John SHIPPY.
H. S. GRANGER, a brother of the deceased Mrs. N. W. SMITH came in Tuesday
from Phillipsburg, Kans. and attended the funeral of his sister yesterday.
Esther DANCER returned from Kempton, Ill., Tuesday, accompanied by Mr. Wm.
DANCER. The former will remain while the latter will return after a short visit
We hear the L. D. S. people at Davis City will give a supper and literary and
musical entertainment at their church tonight. Proceeds to go to repairing
the church building.
Mr. and Mrs. N. COTTON and Mr. R. D. COTTON of Bulah, Neb., came in last
Wednesday, a week ago yesterday, to remain during the winter, and probably longer.
Mrs. COTTON is a daughter of Davis ENNIS.
Mrs. Robert TURNER went to Leon yesterday.
J. W. PARKER shipped a car load of potatoes to Leon yesterday.
T. C. BROLLIAR made a business trip to Blythesdale, Missouri, last week.
Frank STODDARD was in Leon yesterday on business, today he returns to
John WELLS of Staples, Ontario, came in Saturday to work at tailoring for
Joseph MATHER. He comes to stay.
Thomas ARCHIBALD, an employee of the Burlington Lumber co. of Burlington,
Iowa, was in the city this week.
Messrs. N. N. HAZELTON, John HARP, C. E. BAGGERLY and John GRAY went to Leon
yesterday to attend court.
Mr. W. E. MYERS and family of Carlisle, Iowa, arrived yesterday. Mrs. Myers
is a cousin of Mrs. L. J. BARR's. They will visit a short time.
Mrs. WHITCOMB of Redding, Iowa came in yesterday to visit her daughter, Mrs.
E. C. BRIGGS, and other relatives and friends for a season.
The following very complimentary notice of our new tailor, Mr. Joseph MATHER
appears in the columns of the "Comber (Ontario) Herald," for November 2, 1893
- "A Staples correspondent writes as follows: It was expected that our
esteemed townsman Joseph MATHER would have returned home again from the World's Fair
but it is understood that pressing business engagements precluded his return,
to the disappointment of his many friends throughout the village of Staples.
His charity and benevolence shown to the bereaved widows, and orphans when
the village was plunged into sorrow through the terrible explosion of a year
ago, stamped him a man that shared the sorrow of others; his zeal always alert in
the cause of temperance and Christianity, marked him a man who lived for the
public good. Through failing health our worthy friend has had to leave his
native country to sojourn in Lamoni, Iowa, where his meritous life no doubt will
gain for him there, as it has done here, a universal love for our good Joe."
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