Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, February 4, 1885
-- Jack Reynolds, the desperado who shot Sheriff
last summer gets twenty years in the penitentiary -- ten for his assault
on the Sheriff, six for burglary and four for larceny.
-- George Sanders who one time carried on a dray line
at this place, has recently returned from
where he has been since last summer.
-- Richard Walsh of Great Oak township will raffle
off a sorrel horse in the near future.
Raffle tickets can be procured at any time from him at $1 each.
Here is a chance for someone to get a horse cheap.
-- On last Wednesday afternoon as Mr. Simon Banfill
was crossing a railway track near the C.M. & St. P. depot a freight
train, backing down, caught him between cars and carried him some distance
before the movement of the train could be checked.
He was taken from under the cars and carried into the waiting room
of the depot and afterward removed to the residence of his son Stephen
Banfill. Dr. McAllister of
Spencer, who was in town, was called, and upon examination found that
injuries had been received which rendered medical skill of no avail, and
all attention was turned to making the remaining hours of the sufferer as
comfortable as possible. Mr.
Banfill was sixty-nine years of age, he was born in Orange county,
in 1816. From there he removed
a cross the line into
, where he resided for a number of years.
He first came to this section with his son about fourteen years ago
and has since been a resident of this county with the exception of four
years which he spent in Illinois, returning about four years ago, and
making his home with his son in this village.
He leaves three grown-up sons and a large circle of friends to
mourn his loss. Funeral
services were conducted by Reverend Snyder and in the M. E. Church today
(Saturday) at 11 o'clock -- Ruthven Free Press
January 25, 1885 to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Joyce a son.
January 25, 1885 to Mr. and Mrs. A. Taub a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Metz January 27th, a son.
January 27, 1885, William J. Bowden and Miss Alice E. Schoonover.
January 30, 1885 by Rev. C. E. Cline at M. E. Parsonage Joseph
Gibson to Miss Leech.
Call at the drugstore of
Cady & Shea, and procure some of those magnificent stereoscopic views
of scenery in the
, on the northern Pacific and seems generally in the West.
Go to Cady and Shea’s for
lead and oil
Wednesday, February 11, 1885
-- Mrs. A. P. Jenkins, formerly of Emmetsburg, died
at Sanborn on January 30 of dropsy of the heart.
Her remains were taken to
-- Old Mr. Stedman died at the residence of his son,
in this city, on Friday, February 6, 1885.
The funeral services were held at the Congregational Church on last
January 30, 1885, at Sanborn
, of dropsy of the heart, Mrs. A. P. Jenkins.
February 6, 1885, S. R. Stedman, aged 82 years, 9 months and 16
February 8, 1885, Thomas White, aged 84 years.
Mr. White was born in Mayo,
in the western portion of
, in the year 1800, of devout Catholic parents whose faith became his
guiding star through life. In
1818 he left his birthplace of the ever green Isle and following the star
of empire westward, settled in Whitestown in the state of
, where he engaged in trade, and for several years represented his
district in the legislature of
, with marked ability. In 1854
after the fiends of Knownothingisom had accomplished their outrage on
Father Bapst, they turned their persecution upon Mr. White and hundreds of
other innopensive citizens, of his faith.
Mr. White came to
, Webster City, Iowa, as a refugee from those infamous persecutions.
Here he purchased land and after a few years engaged in trade in
town. About the year 1870 he
moved with his family to
Palo Alto County
, where they have since resided. While
, Mr. White married a sister to the Hon. R. P. Furlong, mayor of
. The union was blessed by two
sons and three daughters. Mrs.
White died some years ago since coming to
White ranked far above the average of men in natural abilities was a
strong man physically, mentally and morally, had a strong retentive
memory, loved justice and hated vice, was an earnest democrat in politics
and would have suffered martyrdom for his religious faith.
His life has been a long and
useful one and full of years and honors, he is gathered to his fathers
like a shock of corn fully ripe. Peace
to his ashes.
Minutes of the meeting of
the board of supervisors of
Palo alto County
Board met pursuant to
adjournment at 10:00 a.m.; all members present.
Board then proceeded to an examination of bridges and bridge sites
on Burn's grade and reassembled at 1:30 p.m.; all members present.
The following official bonds
were approved: Edward Harrison Constable, freedom township; Samuel Smith,
Justice of the peace Ellington Township; also appointment of D. W.
Burlingame Deputy clerk of courts, approved; the time having arrived for
the letting contracts to build bridges on Burn's grade, Board proceeded to
let contracts for the same. John
Dooley being the lowest bidder was awarded the contract for building one
bridge to be about 80 feet in length at $2.60 per linear foot; and also
one bridge about 300 feet in length at $2.05 per linear foot the same to
be built according to specifications on file in the auditor's office, it
being further understood that all material from old bridge which can be
used in the construction of the new bridge shall be allowed for the
contractor at $15 a thousand feet.
On account of the deep
washout at the site of the 300 foot bridge, it was deemed advisable to
change the location of the bridge to a point about 75 feet to the south of
the present site; and on motion be made to make the change the ayes and
nayes were called. The motion
was carried. Egan, Anderson
and Ruthven, voting aye; Amos voting nay.
Board adjourned until 9:00
a.m., Tuesday, February 3, 1885.
Board met pursuant to
adjournment. All the members
present; business for closing of contracts for bridges.
Board adjourned till 1:30
o'clock same day.
Board met pursuant to
All the members present.
The contract for grading the approaches to the two bridges to be
built on Burn's Grade was awarded to Philip Daily, at 15-cents per cubic
yard, the same to be surveyed and estimated by the county surveyor.
The report of the appraisers
of school lands on section 16, Township 97, range 33, approved, and the
auditor instructed to advertise the land embraced in said appraisal and
those of Emmetsburg, Lost Island townships, according to law, and the sale
of said lands to be made at the auditor's office, on the first Tuesday in
April, 1885, at 1:00 p.m.
Motion was made and carried
that Gibbs and the Egan be a committee to supervise the repair a broken
chords on River bridge west of Emmetsburg, and the construction of bridge
and grading of approaches on Burn's grade.
Petition of P. V. Nolan
Sheriff for increase of his salary to $400, rejected.
The approval of the bond J. Dooley contractor on bridges coming
before the board was objected to by Amos and on the ground that the
sureties had not qualified according to law and a vote being called the
bond was approved. Egan,
Anderson and Gibbs voting for approval and Amos and Ruthven against.
The following resolution was
Resolved, that the trustees
of Emmetsburg township, be instructed to warn G. H. Barker and his father
county from the fact that they have not gained a residency in this county.
The following resolution was
presented by J. B. Anderson who moved its adoption.
Resolved, by the board of
supervisors at the clerk of the circuit and district courts of the State
of Iowa in and for Palo Alto county, shall have for our consideration of
his services as clerk of said courts all probate, juror and marriage
license fees which may come into his hands as such clerk, and that the
former clerk D. W. Burlingame, be and is hereby entitled to the benefits
of this resolution. Resolution
The following bills were
John Boddy, bounty on wolf
J.R. Brennen, trustee
D.G. Grier, clk by app
Egbert, Fidlar & O,
blank books 73.20
D.G. Morris, trustee
J.B. Martin et al justice
D.W. Burlingame, fees for
Thos Walsh making transcrips
P. Daily, team hire
Reporter, county printing
Iowa Homestead subscription
Pilot Co. Printing
J.B.Haman, bounty on wolf
J.B. Anderson, co work
J.B. Anderson, supervisors
W.M. Amos, supervisors serv
Chas Gibbs, supervisors serv
Chas Gibbs, committee work
Thos Egan, supervisors serv
Alex Ruthven, supervisors
Upon motion the board
W.H.H. BOOTH, Auditor
-- Dave Wilson, who is
working for Thomas J. Duffy in the City Meat Market, was in Britt a few
days last week on a visit to his brother.
-- Blossom Brothers of
Algona have erected an icehouse near the old Catholic church building and
are filling the same with pure river ice, to be used next season in
connection with their creamery.
-- E. F. Jones has gone to
Montrose, Dakota, where he is interested with his brother in the hardware
business. His happy
countenance will be missed till spring, when he will return again on
-- Dan Coonan has removed
from Estherville, and is now nicely ensconced in the house recently
occupied by Dr. Thomas
-- J. Gallagher has sold out
his alone and rented his building to William Willie for one year.
-- J. E. Lacey and J.
Gallagher have made a trade. Gallagher
takes four lots in Dakota and Lacey the skating rink.
-- The Ladies Social Union
held their last meeting that Mr. Daniel Webster's.
The fact that the gentleman were to attend to the culinary
department, brought a large attendance.
Eighty-six partook for supper.
It was quite laughable to hear the ladies call for some of
Webster's goose, pass up Bachman’s biscuits, Mr. Johnson's butter if you
please, any more of Herbert's rolls? Jacobs
makes good oyster soup of little more if you please, how is Bagley's
chicken? Before and after
supper the Rink was open and the young folks availed themselves of the
opportunity of a roll; as the old folks could not venture on the skates,
they were left alone to play "heavy heavy hangs over your head".
Nearly ten dollars was collected and passed over to the treasurer.
, Sunday, February 15, 1885, Mrs. Thomas Martin, aged 70 years.
The funeral services were held in the Catholic church yesterday.
Notice of Co-Partnership
According to previous arrangement, Mr. P. C. Hart of this city and
Miss Kitty Moran of Ft. Howard Wisconsin, at the home of the young lady
did on last Saturday the 15th, inst., enter into a partnership to last
during life, the chief object being to love, cherish and obey (the last
clause, PC says, is not binding on his part) each other through life's
journey. May the young couple
lead a happy, pleasant and prosperous married life, is the wish of the
On February 1st, there came to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Crowley a little visitor about a minute old.
J.P. says he can stay with him till -- well till sweet sixteen.
February 6, a pretty little baby girl came to the house of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles C. Gibbs. It's
the image of its pa and is ma's darling.
Street Commissioner Sammin is noted in his official capacity as for
ever drumming up boys, but in private life, he has a hankering for girls.
Girls know this and for this reason a pretty Miss about 10 inches
high came to his house February 10, inst., to ask for board and clothes
for a short while, which request was cheerfully granted.
Mother and daughter doing well.
Wednesday, February 25, 1885
-- Dr. Whitney reports W.H.H Booth in a critical
condition with pneumonia.
-- J. M. Dooley who was selected by the Board of
Supervisors to build four bridges on Burns ‘grade, has been in Wisconsin
for a few weeks passed procuring the necessary timbers and lumber for the
construction of the same. He
returned home on last Friday night.
-- Miss Anna Fitzgerald being 10 years old on the
fourth of March, the same day that a democratic president takes his seat
in the White House, she tells us that as the anniversary of one, and in
honor to the other, she will give a party at her father's house (Mr. James
Fitzgerald) that day to which she invites all of her young friends to be
-- We unintentionally forgot till now, to make
mention of the new firm of Beckman Bros., who have opened a store in the
building north of the post office, recently occupied by W. A. Weaver.
We understand they have a good trade.
-- J. E. King and Co., have disposed of their stock
of dry goods, groceries, etc., to Charles W. Johnson who is now in
possession thereof and selling goods like any old knight of the yardstick.
Mr. Johnson will probably have another man soon to help them, thus
giving him more time to look after his lumber trade, which he is still
heavily engaged in. Mr. King
has virtually been out of the store since the first of the year on account
of his official duties. Mr.
Maxon will remain for some time in town and perhaps remain here, entirely.
As his mind is not fully made up yet we hope he will conclude to
remain. The new firm should do
well, and that it may, is all the harm we wish them.
-- Since our thermometer froze up we cannot tell the
exact temperature of the weather but to give our readers an instance of
how cold it has been, we will state that one day during a recent cold
snap, James Green let the fire go down in the furnace, ( or engine room) making
our rooms so cold that we were compelled to seek some warmth by lighting
the gas. James, seeing the gas
burning came in to inquire the reason and attempted to play a trick on us
by turning it off, but alas for James, the flame had frozen solid.
Mr. Green not to be out done, broke it off and carried it to a
drummer's room in the "
." The drummer had left
the day before but to his consternation, after the room began to get warm,
unterified oaths and most blasphemous curses began to fill the room and it
took no little trouble to explain that it was the language of the drummer,
used the day before, but which was now being thawed out.
We could relate several stories as truthful as the above, to
illustrate how cold it has been and will, if called upon to do so.
old pilgrim and pioneer well known to every old settler of this region, A.
D. Gallop, was at the Tremont House last Monday and Tuesday.
Several years ago he lived in Emmetsburg, and was the proprietor of
nearly all the stage lines in this part of
. Perhaps some of our
"old boys" will remember the time he had a driver, passenger and
team all frozen to death while going from Sibley to
. Four years ago he had 250
head of cattle killed by the falling in of a shed.
"Gallop" is a becoming name, for he is a firm believer in
the "hoss," and when it comes to a "dicker" he always
gets there with both feet. His
stables are always filled with the best in the country.
He now has a large ranch at
, Dakota, and was taking some horses through.
The storm caused him to remain here a day longer than he intended,
but Gallop cares little "whether school keeps or not."
He is about to erect a mill on his farm, a creek of goodly
proportion to furnish the power. --
-- During the funeral services of Mrs. Nolan last
Tuesday, Mr. John Conway had a bed comforter lost from the seat of his
sleigh, which he would be pleased to have returned to the store of P.
-- J. S. Knapp of this city has taken a contract to
fill several ice houses in Estherville.
Mr. Knapp has what is called a snow plow, which is just the thing
for this kind of work.
Tuesday February 3, 1885, Mrs. Anastasia Nolan aged 63 years.
Mrs. Nolan was the wife of James Nolan who died here about eleven
years ago and was the sister of James Fitzgerald.
Deceased was a native of the parish of Kilmanuck,
, and came to this county with her husband in 1849 settling in this
country some thirty seven years ago, enduring all the hardships that the
early pioneer is subject to. She
leaves a family of five children grown to manhood and womanhood, Bridget,
John, William, Patrick and James who have the sympathy of all in this
their sad bereavement. The
remains of Mrs. Nolan were taken to the Catholic cemetery last Wednesday
followed by a large possession of mourning friends.