Garden Grove Express June 29, 1893 Garden Grove, Iowa
The executive committee of the Old Settlers Ass'n met Monday and fixed the date of the Reunion Thursday, Aug. 24.
Uncle Thomas BOYCE has purchased a new thresher of L.H. THOMAS & Co. He will be prepared to thresh grain in short notice at the proper time.
G. SANFORD has moved his gallery to the lot just west of Wales & Young's meat market. A new brick building is going up on the old site, to be occupied by S. E. WILSON's barber shop.
Rev. A. THORNBRUE, Sec. of the Preacher's Aid Society of Des Moines, will preach at the M. E. church Sunday morning and evening. He is said to be a very able preacher.
Communion services will be held at the church at Leroy next Sabbath afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. Robt. BEER. Also communion services at the Presbyterian church at this place on Sabbath, July 9.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAMPET are rejoicing in the arrival of a boy at their house. He is rather diminutive, but he makes things lively just the same. The little fellow came last Friday.
They have organized a Sunday school at the school house near Mrs. Harriet LILLARD's place. The school meets at 2 o'clock p.m. Mr. HUGHES is the superintendent. The school starts out under the most favorable auspices.
The Davis City Steam Boat Co. (limited) Str. Belle will make two regular trips Sundays for the season of 1893. One in the a.m. after the regular train from the North and one in the p.m. after S. School. F. M. FREEMAN, Pres. E. W. TEALE, Sec'y
Elisha BETHARD took a sudden notion to leave this part of the country Monday evening. The atmosphere of Iowa is not near so congenial to his health as that of Missouri, he therefore packed his grip and flew. The old, old story: "The maid loved not wisely, but too well."
We have received an invitation to attend the commencement of the Highland Park Normal College at Des Moines, which takes place June 25. The school has been in progress only three years. It must be in a prosperous condition for there were enrolled this year 1,314.
John BERRY went in ahead of all others in the cowboy race on his horse "Poison," arriving at the Wild West show at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Emmett ALBRIGHT arrived less than 2 hours later. All the horses are reported in good condition.
Rev. A. KNOLL has been appointed by the Elder to supply the Garden Grove charge, from now until Conference. Mr. KNOLL has just graduated at the Indianola college, and is a talented man and a good preacher. He has been in the work for the past three or four years and will make the charge a good preacher.
The social at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. METIER Friday evening was largely attended and a good time had by the large company present. An abundance of the good things of life were furnished by the hostesses, Mrs. METIER and Mrs. J. S. BROWN, and those present realized that it was a good thing to be there. The receipts were $12.35.
Will WARREN has sold 395 acres of his farm in Franklin township to Bismark LANE of Story Co. The price paid was $29 per acre. Mr. WARREN expects to move to Jefferson Co., Ohio. We regret very much that he has concluded to leave us, but as both his and his wife's people live there it will be pleasanter for them.
The storm last Wednesday evening was not so severe here as in other places. While we had a very heavy rain, very little wind accompanied it. In the south and west parts of this county and in Missouri the trees were blown down and houses were badly wrecked. One person is reported killed in Lamoni. So far this part of our county has never been visited by a very severe storm.