WALNUT ITEMS FROM THE AVOCA DELTA
Before Walnut Had Its Own Newspaper
DR. F. HANNA,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
WALNUT STATION, IOWA.
Calls promptly attended both day and night.
DALRYMPLE & BRUCE,
Have on hand a large assortment of
PURE DRUGS & CHEMICALS,
Fancy Articles, Window Paper,
and all articles usually kept by druggists.
(Thursday, Jan. 8, 1874, p. 1)
We made a mistake in our notice of the new flouring mill at Walnut last week. The building is up and the machinery will soon be placed in position, and the mill will be in operation by the first of March. That’s business, and we say to our enterprising sister town, “bully for you!” (Thursday, Jan. 22, 1874, p. 3)
N. B. MITCHELL,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
WALNUT STATION, IOWA.
Is prepared to do work of all kinds in
the best style. Repairing done promptly.
Fine boots a specialty.
(Thursday, Feb. 5, 1874, p. 3)
CAPT. Frisbie, of Walnut, favored us with a call on Wednesday last. The Captain is one of the leading farmers of Layton township, and is an agreeable gentleman. Call again, Captain.
The house of Mr. Ferris, of Walnut, caught fire last week and came near going up. It caught from a stovepipe that run through the roof, and when discovered had burned out a foot or two of shingles around the pipe. Fortunately, there was no high wind blowing at the time, or Mr. F. would have been compelled to take up his bed and walk.
MR. SLUCKFIELD, a gentleman living north of Walnut, was in town on Thursday last, and stated that one of the fellows who robbed Geo. Maier stopped all night at his house the night of the robbery. He said he didn’t like the fellow’s looks; and sat up all night to watch him, as he was afraid he would steal something. In the room where the robber slept, there was a watch hanging on the wall, which he valued very highly—it being one he had owned for a number of years. When he took it down after the robber had left the next morning, he discovered that there was nothing but the case left. The robber had, no doubt, taken the movement to put in one of the cases stolen from Maier, while Mr. S. sorrowfully contracts for a new set of bowels for his watch. (Thursday, Feb. 12, 1874, p. 3)
Our esteemed friends, Wm. H. Linfor and J. F. Naugle, have started an agricultural implement store at Walnut Station. (Thursday, March 12, 1874, p. 3)