Elmwood Gazette
July 24, 1890


Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Potts, John Bowers and Miss Mollie Jones, all enjoyed a three days' pleasure trip to Lake Senachwine last week.

Messrs. Joseph, George and John Waibel are building a new elevator at Wyannette on the Main Line of the "R".

Last Saturday night about nine o'clock a large meteor passed over this place. It passed north to south. The train of light could be seen for nearly a minute before it vanished.

Last Friday A. G. Murphy was called to Galva to take the pitcher's box with the club at that place against the Orion club. Only four hits were made off A. G. but costly errors gave the Orion club three runs. Score 3 to 0 in favor of Orion.

The rain last Thursday afternoon did a "a power of good" in this vicinity. Across the river from Peoria a fearful wind prevailed. One man was killed by lightning and several others injured. A freight train was badly wrecked at the same time. However, this neighborhood escaped without any wind to speak of.

One of the Canton papers says that Dan Bolt, a Peoria traveling man was thrown from a buggy while driving from St. David to Dunfermline a few days ago, his horse running away. Mr. Bolt has a shoulder badly bruised, but otherwise was not injured. Ben's Elmwood friends will be sorry to hear of this.

A. P. Hall is headquarters for country produce, flour and groceries at lowest prices.

Mr. A. D. Perine has been chosen grand juror from this township for the October term of Circuit Court.

Miss Phebe M. Logan, of Oberlin, Kansas, arrived in Elmwood last week from a visit with Wisconsin friends, for a two weeks' visit with her brother, William Logan.

Blind Boone Company will give entertainment in Liberty Hall Friday evening, August 8. Blind Boone needs no advertising as he is well known by reputation by nearly every citizen of Elmwood.

A traveling contortionist and juggler gave an exhibition of his skill on the street last Monday evening. His exhibition was good and in passing the list got a nice little sum in nickels and dimes.

The Elmwood Driving Park Association will have a race meeting on their grounds, Thursday, August 7. See bills for particulars.

Rev. Mr. Mason moved into the new parsonage on Monday last.

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