The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, March 23, 1905
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP NEWS:
JOHN E. PERRY, who was smoking meat in a small building attached to his kitchen, Monday afternoon had his attention called by a racket made by the meat falling, when to his surprise he found the building on fire. By the timely arrival of neighbors and heroic effort they succeeded in saving the dwelling. MRS. PERRY regrets the loss of a goodly amount of kraut (snakes or no snakes). It being the only available thing at hand, it was used freely in the early stage of the fire with good effect, until help arrived later. Neighbors congratulate these good old people in the escape from what seemed at one time to be the loss of their home.
The Inland Coal Co's drill moved onto the STEELE farm this week. From the amount of drilling done and the amount of money paid out on options by this company we would naturally conclude there is an abundance of coal here. The Northwestern people have drills running three miles northeast of the Inland drill.
REV. G.W. MULLEN of Des Moines preached a very able sermon at Beulah last Thursday evening.
REV. R. CORNYN will preach his last sermon at Beulah on Sunday the 26th at 11 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. before going to conference.
Beulah Sunday School officers were elected last Sunday: A. SHORE, Superintendent; J. MORRISON, Assistant Superintendent; NANNIE STAKER, Secretary.
MISS LEINEN of Chariton closed a very successful term of school at Oxford last Friday. The winter term at the Stanley closed the same day.
WESLEY MOORE will move this week to the farm he bought of LON BROWN.
F.M. CHAMBERS moves from the old GREEN SMITH place north of town, onto a farm one mile east of Russell, and G.W. WATTS of Lucas moves on the place vacated by MR. CHAMBERS. A MR. GIFFORD has moved on the MRS. COWANS' place near Oxford.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert July 20, 2004 *FRANCIS MARION CHAMBERS and GREEN SMITH are my ancestors = now to find out just how! This is the first time I've seen them mentioned.......... http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htm