The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursay, May 3, 1906
LUCAS LEDGER ITEMS:
MRS. MARGARET PHILLIPS left the first of the week for Midland, South Dak., where she will reside.
MRS. ANDREW BUTLER formerly a resident of Lucas but lately of Chism died yesterday and will be buried at Albia tomorrow.
MRS. MARY J. BIRD of Clarinda who has been visiting her brother, JOHN BAKER, for a couple of weeks, left today for her home.
MRS. J.J. WATKINS and niece, MISS JENNIE DAVIS returned yesterday from a two weeks' visit with THOMAS WATKINS and wife at Independence, Mo.
JOS. DALE leaves today for Stanton, Iowa, where he goes to take charge of a section. MR. DALE has been a resident of Lucas for about five years, and most of that time acting as section boss. He will move his family to that place this summer.
JOHN COCHRAN returned from South Dakota Tuesday and says when he makes his next move it will be south instead of north. He had blankets, fires and all other necessary accoutrements, but either had to come back or freeze, so he chose the former.
Work at the Big Hill shaft was resumed last Monday morning after three weeks enforced idleness. By next Monday the old force will be at work again and as much or more coal will be hoisted as formerly. There will be no cessation of work at this mine this summer unless caused by lack of flats or unavoidable accidents.
MARY PIM who went to Los Angeles, Cal., last October for the benefit of her health came home toady. She also visited friends in Oregon, Washington and Montana on the home trip. MISS PIM is delighted with the western country, but is glad to get back home again.
Yesterday was the 60th birthday of MRS. MARTHA TALBOT and her friends and neighbors planned a surprise for her. She was enticed from the house and on returning found the room full of guests. The wash tub was set aside and all enjoyed the feast brought by the friends and a merry time was had by everyone. A number of nice presents were left as mementoes of the occasion.