Short News Items from 1899

Mrs. Z.C. Andruss returned Wednesday from her visit with her daughters, Mrs. Dilts, at Randolph, Iowa. (Algona Courier, January 6, 1899)

Mrs. Z.E. Brown of Minneapolis has been visiting her brother and sister, Dr. Armstrong and Mrs. Z.C. Andruss of Irvington. (Algona Republican, January 11, 1899)

Now that Steve George has joined the army of benedicts Wat Rorick has formed a partnership with Grant Cooksey and will be able to scoop any and all fishing next spring that is if he can teach Grant how to fish as fisherman should. (The Caldwell Advance, January 19, 1899)

Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Dobrowsky, prominent young people of our sister town Redding, are visitors to Red Bluff. Mr. Dobrowsky is one of the prominent jewelers of Northern California. (Red Bluff Daily News, April 16, 1899)

Z.C. Andruss of Irvington is in very poor health and wants to sell his fine farm. He is planning to visit his daughter soon in Freemont county. (Algona Upper Des Moines, May 31, 1899)

Mr. Walter Brown, of Minneapolis, is visiting James J. Reynolds and other friends around here. (Penn Yan Express, June 28, 1899)

Prof. J.B. [sic] Armstrong, of Hillsdale College, is spending a few days with his mother, Mrs. D.J. Armstrong. (Yates County Chronicle, July 12, 1899)

Z.C. Andruss has rented his farm at Irvington to a Mr. Palmer of Randolph. He is building an addition on his house in which he and Mrs. Andruss will live, while Mr. Palmer occupies the old house. Mr. Andruss’ daughter and her husband at Randolph are building a big new home on their farm this summer. (Algona Upper Des Moines, August 2, 1899)

W.P Rorick started yesterday morning for Salt Lake, Utah to be gone for a month or so. (The Caldwell News, October 26, 1899)

W.P. Rorick returned from his visit out in Utah last Friday night. He reports a fine visit with his daughter, but was glad to get back to Caldwell. Wat tried his luck fishing for trout but failed to land any of the speckled beauties. He lays all the blame on the fine bamboo rod he used, and says that if he had had his long cane pole he used last summer slinging mud cats out of the river, he would have shown those Utahans how to fish. (The Caldwell Advance, December 14, 1899)

As a marksman little Claude Toner can’t be beat. He was seen to kill an owl by starlight. Bogardus isn’t in it. (Lincoln County Leader, December 29, 1899)

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