Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, May 6, 1885
has a new bank at last. Mr. A.
F. Lacey of that town and Mr. Morris of
are the proprietors. This is
has badly needed for some time and it will be a great accommodation to her
merchants. We wish the new
-- E. P.
on Saturday morning. He was
attending the funeral of his cousin, Mrs. Edmund McEvoy, in
-- A. B. Carter furnishes the people of this village
and surrounding country with honey.
In Booth township Thursday, April 30, 1885, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. P. Fitzpatrick, aged one year and six months.
At her home in Harrison
, on April 27, 1885, of heart disease, Mrs. Edmund McEvoy, aged 51 years. Deceased
was a first cousin of E. P. McEvoy of Walnut township.
At the home of her father in
Great Oak township, on Friday, May 1st, 1885, of consumption, Miss
Margaret Greehey, aged about 21 years.
The funeral services were held in the Catholic church on last
Sunday, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a
Wednesday, May 13, 1885
-- James Tobin of Ruthven is a candidate for
postmaster of that town and should he received the appointment would make
a good officer.
-- H. P. Christenson formerly of
has bought out the photograph gallery of J. M. Harris and will be pleased
to have all needing work in his line of business to call on him.
Mr. Christenson had a very good trade in
but concluded he would rather live in Emmetsburg where he would have a
larger field to work in. We
understand he is a splendid workman. His
card appears in another column. Read
it and when you want anything in his line, call on him.
-- The Star Barber Shop has been removed to rooms
over the drug store of Cady & Shea and the situation is a very
pleasant one. Mr. Metz the
proprietor has fitted up the new shop in a manner that would be a credit
to any town and to say that everything is in tip top style, is putting it
very mildly. Mr. Metz being a
splendid workman has naturally built up a large practice and it is with
pleasure we note his improvements in his line of trade.
-- Mr. A. W. Utter of this place, has purchased one
half interest in the Reporter and will soon abandon his position as postal
clerk on the Milwaukee Road, and devote his entire time in the future to
journalism. Mr. Utter has
resided in Emmetsburg for a number of years. He is a gentleman in every
respect and the possessor of fine abilities.
He was, in times gone by, the editor of the Reporter, and during
that time the paper was respected by everyone in the county.
For some times past, the Reporter through ignorance, stupidity and
dudeism, has almost sunk into oblivion, being discarded as entirely
worthless by a vast number of our citizens.
Mr. Utter, when he takes possession, will act as a balance wheel as
it were, and will then proceed to resurrect that paper from the gutter
where it has fallen, and place it once more in a position that the
brethren of the press will not be ashamed to recognize it.
-- D. W. Burlingame will take A. W. Uttterís
position as postal clerk on the
road when the latter gentleman resigns.
-- C. E. Cohoon's dwelling in the southwest part of
town was destroyed by fire on last Thursday night.
The building was formally occupied by C. R. Graham, and since Mr.
Graham's absence from Emmetsburg has been wholly unoccupied.
The deed was perpetrated, in all probability, by some heartless
fiend who had a personal grudge against Mr. Cohoon, although it was
supposed that Mr. Cohoon had few if any enemies in Emmetsburg.
A person who will set fire to your neighbor's property, poison his
dog and maim his domestic animals in order that he may "get
even," is a person that would commit murder if he had an opportunity.
We sincerely trust and hope that the party who committed this
heinous crime may be caught and full justice meted out to him.
-- M. L. Brown is building another house to rent in
the north part of town is the depot. He
has several now, and keeps building as fast as homes are required.
-- J. T. Lacey is talking of moving the skating rink
down on his farm.
At the home of her parents in
, on Friday, May 8th, 1885, of consumption, Miss Anna Patton, aged 17
Adjourned Session of the
Board of Supervisors
convened at Auditorís office in Emmetsburg, on the fourth day of May
1885, as per adjournment.
Members all present.
Minutes of February and
April sessions of Board were read and approved.
Widow A. Dunnegan appeared
before the Board requesting them to assist her support, and on motion she
was allowed $5.00 per month for the months of May, June, July and August,
and the auditor instructed to issue warrants on the relief fund monthly.
On motion of adjourned until
Afternoon: Board met
pursuant to adjournment. All
The hour having arrived for
the final hearing on the application of Benjamin Franklin for a permit to
sell intoxicating liquors, and there being no objection, it is hereby
ordered by the board of supervisors of Palo Alto county, that Benjamin
Franklin be, and he is hereby permitted to sell intoxicating liquors in
accordance with law, in the building occupied by him, situated on lot No
9, of block No 7, in the village of West Bend, in Palo Alto county, State
Board granted petition of
citizens of Fern Valley township asking the county to build a bridge over
Prairie creek, near J. B. Martinís Farm and appointed W. M. Amos,
committee to accept the same when completed -- provided said bridge does
not cost the county more than $100, warrant to be drawn on the bridge
fund, on the order of Mr. Amos, when completed.
On motion of adjourned sine
W H H Booth, Auditor.
Charles Gibson, Chairman.
Wednesday, May 20, 1885
-- We understand that John Hammond has leased the
livery and feed stable owned by John Beggs and will take possession of the
same about June 1st. This barn
is in a fine location and Mr. Hammond should receive a liberal patronage
from our people.
-- Fred Brown who resided with his parents on Jack
township, died Saturday morning of lung affection.
About one week ago his team ran away with him and in his efforts to
stop them was precipitated to the ground.
He received some internal injuries, in all probability, which
caused his death. The funeral
was attended here from the Congregational church last Sabbath, the
Reverend O. P. Champlin officiating.
township, on Saturday, May 16, 1885, Fred Brown, aged 18 years.
on Monday, May 18, 1885, George Baker, aged 60 years.
Miss Anna Patton died at the home of her parents at Emmetsburg, May
8th. Miss Anna was a bright
and intelligent girl, a smart scholar and a true christian.
She left a fond father, loving mother, three brothers and four
sisters, besides a host of friends and acquaintances to mourn her death.
She was one of Emmetsburg's fairest daughters.
She had lived a virtuous, mild and gentle life, and died a happy
death. She was a model young
lady and it would be well if all would follow her example through life.
She had been respected by all who knew her.
Her remains were born to the cemetery by a very large procession.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev J. J. Smith.
May her soul rest in peace.
-- Ben McFarland has traded for the property owned by
Frank McGinnis. Frank
contemplates going to Dakota.
Wednesday, May 27, 1885
-- P.C. Hart will soon occupy the DeShields house on
the south side of the track.
-- At the last meeting of the Northwestern Medical
Association, Dr. J. C. Davies was chosen president.
The next meeting will be held at
, July 14th.
-- A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Terwilliger,
township, on the 19th inst.
-- It is rumored that Capt. Wildrick, formerly of
Emmetsburg, is now in jail at Pierre, Dakota, charged with bigamy.
-- One evening last week as Mr. Frost's little boy
was trying to climb on a heavily loaded wagon, he slipped and fell, one of
the wheels of the wagon passing over him.
At first it was thought he had been killed, after a while he showed
signs of life and Dr. Powers was sent for, under whose care of the little
fellow is now getting along nicely.