Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jerome Jottings - 7 July 1881

The Appanoose Times - 7 July 1881
  Ed. Times: -- Perhaps a few items from Jerome may be of interest to some of your readers. If you think so please accept the following:
   Owing to the recent rains the farmers are a little behind with their corn plowing. Grain of all kinds is looking well, and the propsect is good for an abundant harvest.
  June 12th was a very pleasant and enjoyable day at Jerome. It was the annual Children's Day of the M. E. Church. Arrangements had been made during the previous week to make the occasion one of interest and profit to all. The church had been tastefully decorated with evergreens, flowers, appropriate mottos and cages of birds which added much to the enjoyment of the day. The morning exercise and address on the origin and design of "Children's Day" by the Pastor, B. M. Boydston. In the afternoon short addresses were made by Messrs. A. C. Stone, John Dukes, John Moss and Martin Davison. Vocal and instrumental music were interspersed through the other exercises. All seemed to enjoy the occasion and wish for many returns of this day for the Jerome S. School. Our summer school closes Thursday, July 1st. Mr. John Moss, the teacher, has given entire satisfaction, we believe, and efforts will be made to obtain his services for the winter term.
  Messrs. Newt Moore and George O'Neal , have gone into the western part of the state to look for new homes. We are sorry to have them leave us.
  Mr. Lewis Morris is building himself a fine residence to be completed in a few weeks. Messrs. Buck and Wilson are the contractors.
  Mr. Noah Stoner will also build soon after harvest.
  We noticed the genial countenance of your fellow townsman, James Hamilton, in the congregation of last Sabbath. We presume he rides out for his health as he frequently comes this way of late.
  Rev. A. Kershaw and wife, of Albia, are visiting with Peter Sidles, father of Mrs. Kershaw. Their many friends will be glad to welcome them among us.
  J. H. Hard, former pastor of this work, with his family, will be the guests of Mrs. John Pendergast a few days this week.

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