Fulton County Ledger
April 1, 1886
Astoria Argus, 24th, ult.
Transcribed by Judy Churchill.
Jas. Lind, Ross Darling and
Jas. Bryant leave
Astoria Monday next for
Ill., where they will attend college for
the next three months, studying shorthand and type-writing.
Last Wednesday Mrs. Lou Smith,
living about two and one half miles north of
Astoria, had occasion to call on
her neighbor, Mrs. Henry Danner. The latter owned a large,
fierce bull dog, which attacked Mrs. Smith as soon as she entered the yard.
The brute tried to get at the lady’s throat, but only succeeded in
catching her by the left arm near the shoulder, tearing it badly.
Mrs. Danner came to the rescue, but before the dog could be beaten off he
bit Mrs. Smith in the back and in the side, causing a painful wound. The screams
of the woman brought Andrew Danner to them, when the dog attacked him.
He had an ax and run the dog off. Mr. Danner killed
the dog as soon as eh could get near him, which was just right.
Although the dog has always been fierce, it was the first time he ever
bit any one. Mrs. Smith’s arm is in a very bad condition,
and may yet result seriously.
Last Friday night a crowd of young
bloods living a few miles southeast of Astoria thought to have a little fun, so
they gathered themselves together and had a grand time charivaring a daughter of
Reece Prather, who was recently married. The boys obtained
two or three dollars in money and left the premises. The
next thing in order was to spend the money, which they did by investing in
Beardstown whisky. Saturday night they got together in a
vacant building and proceeded to drink the whisky. After
getting comfortable full, Ed Harrison and Robert McDermott proceeded to fight.
Harrison being the younger and smaller of the two
drew a knife and stabbed McDermott in the back, striking the shoulder blade and
making a painful flesh wound. Then John France and Ed Harmon
got into a muss,
Harmon over the head with a club, also giving him a cut over the eye and in the
elbow joint. Whether the gash over the eye and on the elbow
was done with a club or a knife the doctor is unable to determine.
Harmon’s arm is in a pretty bad shape, being terrible inflamed, although
he is not dangerously hurt. No arrests have been made yet.
Farmington Bugle, 26th,
Farmington coal mines and
Chapman’s store are closed indefinitely as regards to the present, at least.
Should the mines ever be operated again it will be by other parties.
The entire and no inconsiderable business of the late P. P. Chapman was
buried with him.
Warren Taylor arrived from
Tuesday morning, having made the trip in forty-eight hours.
His health is much improved.
Ira Steenburg and son arrived home
Florida last week, feeling
greatly improved in health. They report the
Farmington colony healthy and happy.
John Yerion left for
Texas, Tuesday morning over the Central.
John intends entering a law office at that place and building himself a
name among the attorneys of the great southwest.
Mrs. Minnie Hannaford has
discontinued her household at this place and packed her goods.
Her father has gone to
Nebraska to live with his
daughter, Mrs. Nellie Wadsworth. Monday Mrs. Hannaford left
for Beardstown, where she will make her home for a time.
Vermont Chronicle, 26th,
Died, of heart disease, at the
residence of his sister, at this place, on Friday last, Mr. Aaron Winans, aged
57 years. He leaves two brothers, one sister and three
Dow Crable and wife left here for
Washington Territory, to make their home in
that city. Mrs. France, Mrs. Crable’s mother, will probably
move there next fall.
Wm. Mercer and family will return
Nebraska, to remain for the time
T. J. Kinney has purchased Benj.
Marshall’s place of forty acres, for $2,200.
Willis Dilworth left for
Kan., on Wednesday last, and will remain
there for the time being with E. & H. Dilworth, in the hardware trade.
Farmington Visitor, 26th,
The revivals at the Methodist
church closed Monday night. The last meeting was especially
interesting and enjoyable all ‘round. The Rev. Carr, who has
been assisting in the work the past two weeks, was presented with a handsome
gold watch by the members of the church, as a sort of remuneration for his
labor. The Rev. R. E. Buckey made the presentation speech in
his usual easy and pleasant manner, while the Rev. Carr received it with
surprise and delight and in return made very appropriate remarks.
During the meetings about twenty five conversions were made and
consequently the church folks are well pleased with the result.
Married, on Tuesday, March 16,
18809 at Canton,
Dakota, Mr. Bert Anderson of Pennington, Iowa
Illinois by Rev. Pomeroy of that
place. Mr. Anderson is a stock raiser of that place and Miss Herrington is a
school teacher of Pennington.
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