Palo Alto Co, IA
15 Jan 1895
Mrs. L.J. MURPHY presented her husband with a bran new girl last Thursday.
The appointment of postmaster UTTER was confirmed by the senate last
Prof. FLOYD makes a trip to Corwath every week where he instructs a band two
nights in the week.
J.E. THOMPSON of Jackson Junction visited last week with Mr. and Mrs. John
HAYMAN of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. John HAND returned from Allamakee county Saturday. P.S. MOLLOY,
Miss HAND, and another Mr. HAND also returned to this city Saturday morning.
J.J. ROBINS is at present in New York city.
T.J. WHITE of the Estherville Democrat spent Friday in this city.
One of Fred WITTE's children of Fairfield township accidentally upset a cup
of boiling ???? the latter part of this week, scalding himself quite badly.
Mr. John MAHAN and Miss Julia DORAN of Walnut township were married at
Assumption church yesterday, Rev. J.J. SMITH officiating.
I.M. WILLIAMS of Ayrshire has sold his stock of groceries to SCANLAN & FAGAN
and will hereafter confine himself exclusively to the harness business.
Wm. REINDERS returned from Milwaukee Saturday morning.
Word reaches us from Mason City that Dr. DONNELLY is enlarging his store and
has a good patronage.
M.D. O'CONNELL of Ft. Dodge is the new district attorney for the northern
district of Iowa.
J.G. GALLAGHER and S.P. CRISMAN have formed a co-partnership and will
conduct a general store at ROBINSON Bros.' old stand. - West Bend Journal.
P.O. REFSELL made a business trip to Omahan last week.
Mr. John PYPER is now clerking in SCOTT & GRIER's store.
A pair of twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. P. JOYNT Wednesday.
Saturday James FOY sold seventeen 2-year-old steers that averaged $1,200
Col. ORMSBY and wife returned to New York last Wednesday in response to a
telegram announcing the illness of their daughter.
Emmet BARRINGER will return to his farm near Ruthven and will, in connection
with farming, handle live stock.
T.F. McGOVERN of Whittemore shipped several cars of cattle to Sioux City
last week. Quite a number are shipping westward these times.
A stock company has been formed in Walnut township for the erection of a
farmers' creamery. The creamery will be erected near J. SKOW's farm. This
Mrs. Thos. DOYLE of Walnut township returned from Dakota last week where she
had been visiting friends.
T.J. DUFFY moved his family to St. Paul Thursday. A large number of friends
and acquaintances gathered at the depot to see them off.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
March 29, 1895
Geo. Stratton has returned to this county and intends
to work for Al. Hoskins this summer.
E.E. Hughes is building quite a large barn on his farm north
The spelling school, at the Jensvold school house, was well
attended and all had a pleasant time. A long program was rendered, but the room
was so crowded that they couldn't spell.
Last Monday evening the Cylinder cyclone relief committee,
which was appointed immediately after the cyclone, last fall, met in this place
and gave out the following report:
SOLICITING COMMITTEE'S REPORT
West Bend list.......................................$10.00
J.T. Ashworth's list................................ 79.50
Wm. Richardson's list........................... 77.00
G.J. Dryland's list................................. 29.00
Wm. Durant's list................................. 54.45
M.J. Mosness' list................................ 53.50
Citizens' meeting at Cylinder.................. 75.00
From other sources............................. 35.00
WM. RICHARDSON, Chairman
FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT
Am't. received from soliciting Com
Am't received from other
Paid Geo. Kelly................................... 221.21
Paid Wilson Ditch................................ 231.21
Paid Mrs. Genzley............................... 10.00
C. MOSENESS, Chairman.
Sam McNett has moved onto the old Scott farm, near Lost
Mr. Mean is preparing to erect a dwelling house south of J.E.
Dr. Baldwin is talking of selling his farm and hotel property
south of the lake.
C. Knapp and daughters of Swan Lake, visited with Mrs. Pease
George Washington died at the residence of his mother, east
of town, on Friday of last week.
Mason Underwood returned home from Des Moines, last Saturday
night, for to or three weeks of vacation.
We understand that Geo. Batie will move into his own
residence, east of the Lutheran church, in the near future.
Two gentlemen, by the name of Toland, have moved, with their
families, onto farms about four miles southwest of Ruthven.
Henry Wilcox and Ernest Phoenix went to Fenton, Kossuth
county, on Tuesday, to spend a few days with old acquaintances.
Mr. Green, agent at the Rock Island depot, has been obliged
to go away in search of health. L. Shoemaker has taken his place while he is
J.M. Carpenter and wife returned from Michigan Wednesday
morning where they had been to spend the winter with Mr. Carpenter's daughter.
Mr. Henry Weed, a former resident of this county, has
returned from New York, where he has been staying some time with his mother, and
has located in Ayrshire. He visited several days in Ruthven, last week and
was also looking for music scholars. Anyone wishing to employ a first class
teacher will do well to engage him.
-Monday Dr. Powers received a telegram from Salt Lake City,
announcing the death of his brother, at that place. He had been expecting the
sad news for several weeks as it was known that he had not long to live.
-Wednesday evening Mrs. Chas. Taylor entertained her Sunday school class of
young men. The evening was pleasantly spent in conundrums and in other social
games. Refreshment were served and a nice social time enjoyed by all.
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, IA
10 Apr 1895
Monday Miss Nellie MEAD commenced a term of school in the Fairville
A sister of Miss Anna HEALY, of Ruthven, arrived from Ireland a few evenings
Miss Hallie WOODS, of Estherville, spent Sunday with Miss Mildred POWERS, of
Prof. J.C. SANDERS, of Traer, was in this city over Sunday visiting his many
J.L. MARTIN and family have returned to town and are occupying their own
Editors FUNK, of Spirit Lake, and JENKINS, of Estherville, were in this city
Mrs. J. Read CLARK feels very grateful to the person who found her chateline
and kindly left same at the postoffice.
Choice seed flax at $1.75 cash or contract at Osgood, Graettinger, or
SPIES & Son.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
May 10, 1895
The farmers are busy planting corn.
The lightning killed fiver head of cattle for Ole Govig on
the P.O. Petersoe place.
Jake Thompson's barn was blown down last Friday evening and
Cullen's barn was also badly racked.
M.N. Olson is running out of new corn planters, this season.
Rev. Bailey held services at the Tod and Doughty school
houses last Sunday. The Sunday school at the Doughty will be at ten and the Tod
at two o'clock every Sunday, and preaching every two weeks.
A little girl was born to Mr .and Mrs. Henry Temple on
Wednesday, May 1.
Miss Tollison closed her school Tuesday of this week as her
bruises received in the runaway are more serious than she at first thought.
And How it Should be Observed.
We are to think about the importance of Memorial day and how
it differs from other holidays. The lesson it teaches is one of reverence for
those who died in defense of this country. It suggests that we should pause in
our business and pleasure to "reflect on the consecration of human life to
the cause of human liberty." A patriotic and pathetic sentiment. It is not
in keeping with the spirit of the day that the day should be given over to
revelry- races, athletic matches, picnics and prize shooting. May all citizens
join the Post of Grand Army of the Republic in efforts to prevent a desecration
of Decoration day:
"Those silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers.
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
When all are gone who marched and countermarched,
Who left their youth upon the battlefield,
Who trod the dusty highway, worn and parched,
And in old age are left without a shield-
When these are gone then monuments will spring
Flags will be unfurled and praises ring."
Everyone is interested in the report of our Memorial stone
to the unknown. "Dum facent clamant" (While silent they speak, or cry
out) is the inscription thereon.
Price of stone, $250, cost.....................225.60
Collected and paid as follows:
Ballard & Godden donated................... 20.00
Public schools collected........................ 25.82
Womans' Relief Corps donated............ 25.00
From collections from citizens..............
Amount realized from dinners, socials,
and suppers by the W.R.C..............
We hope soon to receive the small sums due. The dedication
of the monument, your tribute to the unknown but not forgotten dead heroes of
the civil war, Thursday, May 30 at eleven o'clock. Address by Rev. Bagnell.
MRS. MARIA MCCARTY, Sec.
MRS. CORDELIA HARRISON
MRS. ETTA BROOKS.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Aug 1, 1895
-J.J. Wilson, of Algona, Sundayed in Emmetsburg with his son, H.J. Wilson.
-Clarence Darland came over from Britt Saturday evening and spent Sunday at
-Alma Taylor went to Worthing, S.D. Tuesday to spend a short time with an aunt
who resides there.
-Mrs. D.W. Burlingame is thinking of going to the Pacific coast to spend the
winter, for the benefit of her health.
-W.I. Brannagan Sundayed at his old home in Lawler, Ia. He says that crops look
magnificent in that locality.
-Ed Acres, of Decorah, stopped off on his way home from the Chautauqua and made
a short visit with relatives here.
-Mrs. Pay, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Harry Gremmels, returned to
her home in Sioux Falls on Saturday morning.
-B.C. Shadbolt left Tuesday evening for Chadron, Neb., where he expects to spend
a month on his cattle ranch near that place.
-Mrs. S.E. McDonnell left last Thursday for Madison, Wis., where she will spend
a month with her mother who resides there.
-Capt. E.J. Hartshorn and M.L. Brown were at Arnold's Park Friday, attending the
dedication of the Spirit Lake monument.
-Mr. Geo. Jacobs of West Bend was visiting with C.B. Jacobs the past week. Mr.
Jacobs is one of the oldest settlers of this part of the state.
-Capt. P.O. Refsell went to Mason City Monday morning to attend the funeral of
Capt. Dean of the Mason City Company, who died last Wednesday.
-Miss Jennie Jones, of Des Moines, arrived Wednesday morning to spend a short
time with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.D.W. Burlingame, of this city.
-H.W. Kent is now staying at Payette, Idaho. When last heard from he was at Salt
Lake City, but was about to start for Payette. His health is still improving and
he seems to be gaining in strength every day.
-Prof. Hinkley, of Canton, South Dakota, arrived in Emmetsburg Monday evening
and spent a day in looking up a residence in which to live. He expects to move
here some time during the coming week.
H.C. Darrah is making some needed repairs around his
elevator. J.M. Ritchie is doing the work for him.
George Morris is at Sioux City taking the Keeley cure.
The cure is all right, and we only wish that all who are addicted to the liquor
habit would take it and then have the manhood to stand by it.
--The following paragraph appeared in the Fort Dodge Sentinel of April 16th,
1857, which no doubt will be of interest to Palo Alto county at present:
The members of the Irish settlement in Palo Alto county
have received, and doubtless justly merit, the warmest thanks for their generous
hospitality shown our party of relief. Everything in their power to do was done,
and the world renowned hospitality of the Emerald Isle found in them additional
proofs of their well earned reputation.
- The Congregational ladies will give a lawn fete at the residence of Capt. E.J.
Hartshorn on the evening of August 6th. Elaborate preparations are being made
for the event, and it will undoubtedly be the choice social affair of the
season. Grand illuminations, gipsy camp, Rebecca at the well, hot buttered pop
corn, ice cream for 10 cents. Elegant supper for 25 cents. And do not forget
that Dolliver, the eloquent Iowan Webster will be present and will speak.
Mr. Henry Clark, a clairvoyant, of Rochester, Minn.,
will be at the Union Hotel in Emmetsburg for a month. If you desire to recover
lost or stolen property, are disappointed in love, in trouble over money
matters, or wish to know your future, you should consult the clairvoyant and
dead trance medium. Be sure to call on him.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
September 6, 1895
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gilbert, August 26, a girl.
Services next Sunday at the Doughty school house at 11
John Ray is the guest of his sisters, Mrs. R. Spear and
Mrs. O. Rogers.
Mr. and Mrs. George Stoneman attended the
"Friends" meeting in Spencer on Thursday of last week.
Mrs. Coonan's sister from Minneapolis is visiting Mrs.
C. this week.
Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. Lyman Barringer and Mrs. Anna McNary
attended the Old Settler's meeting in Spencer last Monday.
Mrs. Georgie Harvey has moved into town and now
occupies a part of W.W. Barber's residence.
Minnie Phoenix went to Spencer, Tuesday night, to
assist Mrs. Smith in taking care of her son, Stephen, who is very low with
A Midnight Marauder.
John Hand had an experience with a midnight marauder,
Saturday night, in which he came off victorious, but with a badly swelled hand
from contact with the fellow. Some time during the night Mrs. Hand heard a noise
and awakened Mr. Hand and told him that someone was trying to enter the house.
He got up and started for the door from whence proceeded the noise, but before
he got there he came in contact with a fellow crawling on his hands and knees
toward a bureau. He pounced upon him like a "hawk upon a June bug" and
pummelled him a while then dragged him to the door and told him to get. The
fellow was so dazed by the reception that he did not know where to go, but
finally considered any place preferable to that particular spot and left. Mr.
Hand's promptness in ejecting the miscreant is to be commended.
A Veteran Editor Gone.
J.H. Warren, one of the veteran newspaper men of
northwest Iowa, died at the home of his son, R.B. Warren, at Algona, on
Saturday, August 31. Aged 75 years.
Mr. Warren was born in Erie Co. New York, but at an
early age came with his widowed mother to Ohio, and then in early manhood moved
to Dodge county, Wisconsin. Later he lived at Arcadia and then at Eau Claire. In
Ohio and Wisconsin we are under the impression that he devoted his energies at
different times to clearing land, carpenter work, mill building and work in and
around the lumber camps and mills. In 1866 the disposition to get to the
frontier again seized him, and he built a boat and floated his family and
household goods down the Mississippi to Dubuque and from there came overland to
Algona. Here he went to work at whatever came to hand, and his son Robert, who
had worked for a time in a Wisconsin printing office, went to work for Mr. Read,
the then editor, printer and publisher of the only newspaper in Iowa, north of
Fort Dodge and west of Mason City. Later Mr. Warren bought the office and by
working at his trade and also pushing the office for all there was in it, was
soon able to add a Ruggles jobber, and some additional type and the office
became self sustaining. In 1869, Mr. Warren was made postmaster at Algona, and
succeeded in holding it against the combined efforts of the man with a strong
itching for office and a "pull" at Washington, and the efforts of
several parties for who personal reasons had become opposed to him, until in an
unguarded moment he accepted a second federal position-assessor of internal
revenue, which we believe, -when his opponents raised the point that he couldn't
hold two federal offices, and he lost the postoffice. The giving him the second
office was a trap and it was claimed was suggested by Schuyler Colfax, of
Indiana, who was interviewed after all local plans to remove Mr. Warren had
failed. A man of Mr. Warren's strong personal type naturally provoked
opposition, and in the conduct of his paper he at all times insisted in
remaining untrammeled. While possessed of an ordinary degree of charity for
erring humanity in general he could not tolerate anything that he took to savor
of hypocrisy-but to use his own phrase would "ventilate it" every
time. This of course raised opposition and in 1875 resulted in the formation of
a syndicate to by him out and the paper passed from his hands. Later he became
interested in the townsite of Swan Lake, and moved to Emmet county, where he
served one term as a member of the board of supervisors. In 1878, in con with
his younger son, E.H. Warren, he established the Journal at West Bend, in this
county and carried it on until they were offered a larger field in the Black
Hills region of Dakota, first on an evening paper at Rapid City, and later at
Spearfish. The immediate cause of Mr. Warren's fatal illness was overexertion in
connection with his newspaper work. He was brought to Algona in the hopes that
with rest and quiet he would recuperate. But it was not to be. The end had come,
and his tired nature sought repose.
We knew him well-saw his incomings and outgoings-his
daily, family life-for a period of four years. He had unbounded faith in his
family and made a home not only for them but for his and their friends. He was a
rough diamond. Under and unpolished exterior there lay hidden a good true heart
and it is with sadness that we bid him this last good-by.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
September 13, 1895
...Ordered that Mrs. Pat Conlon be allowed $8.00 per month as poor relief
commencing September 1, 1895, also that Mrs. Emily Crosby and P. Mullen each be
allowed $6.00 per month and Mrs. Foley $10.00 per month as poor relief,
commencing October 1, 1895, also that the following persons be stricken from the
poor list as not being in further need of aid: Mrs. John Conlon, Mrs. Jennie
Hanson, Mrs. D.E. Treat, Mr. Hampton, Mrs. Marion Sanford...
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
September 27, 1895
A SHOCKING ACCIDENT
Larry Murphy, the Nine-Year-Old Son of L.J. Murphy is Badly Crushed by an
A shocking accident happened on south Broadway near the
Catholic church on Monday afternoon to little Larry Murphy, the nine year old
son of L.J. Murphy. Mr. Murphy had use for a road roller near the Catholic
church and was hauling a heavy iron roller that weighed 2500 pounds behind his
wagon. On the way down Larry got astride the tongue and was riding. When near
where he wished to use the roller Mr. Murphy stopped his horses and Larry
took advantage of the pause to place one of his feet on the tongue of the roller
to tie his shoe. He was in this tottering position when Mr. Murphy, not noticing
him, started the horses and he fell off and the end of the heavy roller passed
over one side of his body and head. He was picked up in an unconscious condition
and bleeding profusely. He was immediately carried home and Dr. O'Brien called
who found upon examination that one rib had been broken and penetrated the lung.
His collar bone was fractured and the left side of his head had been crushed in
and the bones fractured. He dressed his wounds set the bones in their proper
positions. At this writing he is resting quite easy with no fever and although
in a critical condition hopes are entertained for his recovery. The great danger
is that other complications may set in.
LATER-The doctor informs us that he will recover.
[Larry Murphy was the son of Lawrence Murphy and Hanna Dunn]
IT WAS LOADED
Bruce Root's Hand is Severely Injured by the Explosion of a Shell.
Last Saturday morning Bruce Root, of Walnut township, met
a painful accident. He was on his way home from the Osgood creamery and when
going by J.P. Kane's place he came out and asked him if he would go in and shoot
a mule for him. He complied with the request and went in with him. He took a
shell in his left hand to which he supposed the cap was defective, and was
trying to get the cap off when it exploded in his hand tearing and lacerating
the flesh in a terrible manner. The bone of one of his fingers was broken and
some of the shot and powder struck him under the chin. Dr. Davies was called and
dressed the hand for him and at last report it was getting along very nicely.
Wanted a Shave.
The residence of Joseph Hanson, a brother of Sheriff Hanson
who resides in the edge of Clay county a few miles north of Ruthven, was entered
by thieves Wednesday, Sept. 18, and burglarized of some of its contents. The
thieves took advantage of the absence of the family, who were attending the
Ruthven fair, for their work and carried off with them a gold ring, some silver
spoons, three jack knives, two pairs of pants and two razors. Thursday the
marshal of Ruthven arrested a suspicious character and part of the stolen
property was found on his person. Friday the second one was arrested by Sheriff
Hanson in Ruthven and he too had some of the stolen goods on him. The two had
sold a gold watch the day previous for five dollars which no doubt they had
stolen on one of their predatory excursions. They were handed over to the
authorities of Clay county to answer for their crime.
-The juvenile band left Tuesday evening for Eagle Grove to participate in the
great band contest that took place there.
-Col. Ormsby has been appointed tone of the judges at the oratorical contest of
the Ames Agricultural College.
-Will Kirby was up from Emmetsburg shaking hands with his many friends in this
town. Will is always a welcome visitor to Armstrong.--Armstrong Journal.
-P.F. Gylling, the main street grocer, has a new add in this issue in which he
calls attention to his fancy stock of staple groceries. He has also just put in
a new stock of dress goods.
-Some "smart Alecks" are amusing themselves by ringing the M.E. church
bell in the middle of the night. This causes considerable annoyance to those who
reside close by and they propose to make it warm for the fellow who does it if
he is caught.
-Mrs. Laura E. Johnston will have a public sale at her residence in Freedom
township, five miles east of Emmetsburg, Friday, Oct. 4, 1895. She offers for
sale her entire stock of horses, cattle, farm machinery, and household goods.
Sale begins at 12 o'clock.
-At the meeting of the Young People's Guild held last Thursday evening, officers
were elected for the next six months. The following were the ones chosen: Pres.,
Chas. Mueller; vice president, Thos. Burt; secretary, Miss Thurza Watson;
treasurer, Miss Agnes Moore and critic, Dr. Jackson.
-The tea given by Mrs. D.W. Burlingame Monday afternoon was a very elaborate one
and was attended by more than one hundred of the ladies. The hours for
entertaining were from 2 to 4, and during the entire time the ladies were coming
and going. It was pronounced by all present to have been a very pleasant affair.
-The Waverly Hotel now shines like a new pin. For the past two months W.J.
Tyson, assisted by Chas. Grant, has been hard at work papering and painting it.
The work was finished Tuesday and as a result the hotel has been placed in an
excellent condition. One has only to examine the work to see that it is first
class in every way.
-During the rain storm of Saturday afternoon a barn in the north part of town
belonging to Wm. Kane was lifted bodily from its foundation and carried a short
distance and badly torn to pieces. Quite a number of trees were also torn up by
the roots. Locally the wind seemed to expend its force at this one place as no
other damage was done to any of the surrounding buildings.
-Last week the story was current on the street that Alfred Burt had some
difficulty in entering the freshman class at the State University at Iowa City.
It is a mistake and it is a mystery how the idea got out. Alfred had no trouble
whatever in entering the freshman class upon his standing from the school here
without any examination.
-Monday was the eleventh birthday of Jackie Simons and it was duly observed by
inviting his young friends to spend the evening with him. Nearly sixty responded
to the invitation and gathered at his hospitable home and enjoyed a royal time.
Refreshments consisting of sandwiches, cocoa, ice cream and cake were served and
appreciated as only children can. Mrs. Simons was assisted by the Misses Brooks
and Kellar and it is needless to say that the children did not lack for
-A shooting accident occurred in Fern Valley township Wednesday by which John
Krogh, of Whittemore, lost his life. He was found dead by N.J. Lowell, Chas.
Stahon and C.E. Anderson, who happened to come along some little time after the
accident had taken place. Coroner Henry was sent for and the following facts
were ascertained: He had gone out hunting alone and in some manner his gun had
discharged, the load entering his left side under the arm, producing a wound
from which he had bled to death. The remains were taken to Whittemore for
-A case of nuisance was tried before the mayor Tuesday, the complainant being
Mrs. Doris, alleging that the yard of Joe Steil, in which he kept hogs and other
animals, was offensive. The case engaged the attention of Attorney Cohoon for
plaintiff and O'Connor for the defense the greater part of the day. While there
is no doubt but what the plaintiff had just grounds for complaint; it was found
that the ordinance governing such matters was defective. It provided for a fine,
whereas the supreme court says that the only thing that can be done is to compel
their removal. This latter, the ordinance does not do.
-The Endeavor society will give an entertainment at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H.
Hinkley this (Friday) evening that will be both pleasing and instructive. A
short program of more than usual literary merit will be rendered. Besides this
there will be interesting game and amusements. As no entertainment is complete
without looking to the epicurean instincts of man oysters will be served from
6:30 until all are served. Supper 25 cents. The proceeds will go into a fund to
start a library.
-Albert Schrimer was reported quite sick at the fore part of the week.
-Mrs. Dr. Thomas was quite sick the fore part of the week from a bad cold.
-Mrs. Alta Turner left Tuesday for a three weeks' visit at her former home at
-Mr. Geo. Sturtevant of Scotch Grove, is visiting his son, J.M. Sturtevant of
-Mrs. Margaret Acers has returned to her home in this city after an absence of
nearly four months.
-Miss Maud Palmer was confined to the house for several days of the past week by
a sore eye.
-Mrs. W.L. Fitkins visited with her sister, Mrs. Kelly of Cylinder, the first of
the week. She was accompanied by her brother.
-Will Fife, of Chicago, arrived in Emmetsburg Wednesday forenoon to spend a few
days with his parents west of town.
-E.J. Hartshorn went to Ft. Dodge Tuesday night to attend a meeting of the Tenth
district Republican League held there Wednesday.
-Mrs. P.J. Illingsworth returned home Saturday from Iowa City where she has been
spending the past three months with her son, Frank Illingsworth.
-Miss Alice Palmer is visiting with her sister at Buda, Ill. She was called
there a couple of weeks ago by the illness of her sister, who has since
-W.H. Wilcox of Curlew was attending to business in Emmetsburg Tuesday. He is
agent for a new kind of wire fence that has the merit of being effective and
-Mrs. Bowden and Adele, mother and daughter of W.J. Bowden, sailed from
Londonderry on the America Sept. 20th. They will spend some time among relatives
at Newark, New Jersey, and Detroit, Mich., before returning home. They are
expected the middle of October.
-W.H. Harris, of Linn county, was the guest of E.J. Hartshorn Monday. He and Mr.
Hartshorn were old acquaintances in Vermont nearly forty years ago and had not
seen each other since. Mr. Harris settled in Iowa thirty-six years ago. He aw on
his way to Emmett county to visit a son who resides there.
Wanted a girl to do general housework at Mrs. J.S. Knapp's.
Abstracts of title made for Palo Alto county lands. First-class work.
W.J. BOWDEN, First National bank building.
Dr. J.W. Quinn
Has decided to be in his office every Sunday, only, until further notice. Eyes
After a three months' post-graduate course in Chicago, is again in Emmetsburg
and ready to take pupils in voice culture, piano, organ, harmony, theory and
musical history. With Mrs. Briggs.
Having again accepted a position as instructor in the dental department of the
state university at Iowa City, my office will be closed until March, 1896.
I have a few registered Shropshire bucks for sale at a bargain. Weighing from
100 to 150 pounds. Address C.L. Hinkley, Alexandria, S.D. or call on J.H.
J.P. Alexander will offer at public sale at his residence a
few miles from Curlew his entire farming outfit, consisting of horses, cattle,
hogs, farming machinery, household goods, etc. The sale will commence at 10 a.m.
and lunch will be served at noon. Terms-all sums of $10 and under will be cash,
and all sums over $10 twelve months' credit will be given on note with approved
security; 4 per cent off for cash.
A Depew Notice.
We desire to inform our patrons that we have concluded to
discontinue the credit system, and that after Oct. 1st all goods sold by us will
be for cash or in exchange for produce. By making this change we will be enabled
to sell cheaper and we believe to give better satisfaction. Give us a call and
we will show you we mean business.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, November 8, 1895
-Local Markets- Hogs $2.00 to $3.00, Oats 11c, Barley 16 to 18, Flax 65 to
71, Butter 19, Eggs 14
-The Cosmopolitan saloon has voluntarily closed its doors.
-Alex Peddie is out of town this week, looking after business interests in the
east, particularly in Boston, Mass.
-S.W. Ballard has been absent this week superintending the placing of a $1,000
monumental stone in the Forest City, Ia., cemetery.
-We noticed Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wolfgang, of Whittemore, upon our streets
Tuesday. Presumably visiting with Mr. W.'s parents.
-Carl Prouty and wife are rejoicing over a little girl that came into their
house Monday morning. It is the first girl and Carl seems highly elated over it.
-Frank Warnke has adorned the front of his blacksmith shop with a very nice
sign. It shows up well and nobody will now pass by without knowing who holds
-The Emmetsburg steam laundry was closed down for repairs the first of the week.
The laundry is now equipped with a new ten-horse power boiler and other new
-Andrew Foy has his new furniture store in nice shape and is fast getting in a
large stock of goods. He has his work shop in the upper story and J.O. Holman
does the work for him.
-Several cases of scarletina were reported the past week. Those who had it were
Ethel Burlingame and Gertie and Phoebe Robins. Each place was quarantined and so
far there has been no new cases reported. All three parents are getting along
-The approaching marriage of Frank King and Miss Catherine Conway of Osgood was
announced in church last Sunday. The ceremony is expected to take place about
the 19th of the present month.
-At its last meeting the council discussed the matter of opening Broadway,
across the lake bed to a connection with the Martin road north of Alex Peddie's
place. A communication was received indicating that the city will be called on
for $3000 damages on account of the Justice accident.
-Tuesday morning the nuptials of Mr. Andrew Foy and Miss Julia Morrissey was
celebrated at the Catholic church, Rev. Father Smith officiating. Mr. Foy is one
of our well known business men, formerly with P. Joyce, but now embarked
in the mercantile business for himself in his handsome new building on Main
street. Miss Morrissey is well known both in society and at home. She is the
adopted daughter of Thos. Tobin. The REPORTER extends its best wishes. May their
lives be like the meadow brook, overflowing through pleasant scenes, ever
reflecting the sunshine of God, ever with a current of rippling mirth or
-The Frank E. Long Co. carry as a special feature, Prof. Hanson, the mesmerist
and mind reader, who will give a free exhibition on the streets Monday afternoon
at 4 o'clock. Do not fail to see it.
-Every woman and child should know that Anti-Washboard Soap is the best bar of
white soap sold. Send us 25 wrappers and get a beautiful picture. Buy the soap
of Smith & Benda or P.F. Gylling.
-Chas. W. Hicks, whom makes his home with W.H. Little, of Westport, recently
received notice from the pension department that his pension had been cut from
twelve to eight dollars per month. Charley good naturedly remarked that some one
had to pay for the fishing business and guessed he would have to take his
medicine.-- Lake Park News.
-Comrade John Kane accompanied by his wife drove over from their home near
Emmetsburg, Saturday, to visit their old and highly esteemed friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Hemphill. The writer in company with Comrade Shipman had a pleasant
interview with the comrade on the evening of his arrival. He is one of the most
enthusiastic republicans we have had the good fortune to come across for many a
day. He said: "When my countrymen wonder that I, being an Irishman, should
vote the republican ticket, I can give them good reasons for doing so, while not
one of them can furnish even a good excuse for being a democrat." A logical
lecture in a few words.--Milford Mail
-The M.E.Church at Curlew was dedicated Sunday, Nov. 3. Rev. Jesse Cole of
Cherokee, former presiding elder, had charge of the service. The amount
necessary to raise in order to dedicate was $433. At 10 a.m. the people
commenced to arrive at the church and at 10:45 the room was filled at which hour
Bro. Cole opened the meeting, preaching a powerful sermon from 1st Cor. 3:9.
"We are laborers together with God." After the sermon he made a brief
statement of the cost of church and amount needed to free it from debt. The
people responded liberally and in a short time $527 was pledged and building was
dedicated, and now we rejoice, having a nice building 28x42 nicely furnished and
free from debt. The building cost $1,575. The lots which were given by Christy
Bros. are valued at $125 making a total of $1,720. To the good people of
Emmetsburg we tender our heartfelt thanks for their liberal donation toward the
erection of this church. And to our Heavenly Father we give all the
glory. Yours Respectfully, J.A. ELLIS,
-W.J. Bowden, abstracts of title, conveyancing and farm loans. First National
-Dan Kelly came over from Britt Saturday evening and stayed over until Tuesday
morning in order to vote.
-Mrs. Dunkelberger returned to Rock Rapids early in the week, her sister, Maggie
Farley, being out of immediate danger.
-M.L. Linderman left Tuesday evening for Chicago in order to lay in a stock of
furniture for his new house. He expects to be gone several days.
-A Mr. Wheeler of Albion, arrived Thursday to visit his cousin, Miss Rhetta
Long, but she was at Marshalltown and he did not get to see her.
-Mrs. Wm. Harrison was quite sick the latter part of the week. She suffered from
some sort of a nervous trouble. At last reports she was getting along nicely.
-Chas. Skewis and wife came over Saturday evening and spent Sunday in this city
at the Waverly. Charlie is a cousin of Mr. Foot. They left Monday morning for
their home at Inwood, Iowa.
-A Mr. Tidrick of Ringold county, visited with his son-in-law, A.W. McCreary
several days of the past week. He has paid several visits to this part of the
state and is much pleased with the country.
-Miss Rhetta Long and Anna Blair returned Monday from Marshalltown where they
had been as delegates to the state convention of the Epworth League. They report
a large and enthusiastic gathering of leagures and an exceedingly profitable
-Dr. Jackson will meet those who wish to begin the study of German or those who
wish to continue the study of advanced German in Dr. Davies' office Tuesday
evening, Nov. 12th at 7:30 o'clock. All who desire to take up the study of
German should be on hand promptly at that time to begin the work.
-J.H. Lougee, of Plymouth, New Hampshire, was visiting with Capt. E. J.
Hartshorn Saturday. He was a member of his company during the rebellion and
being in Nebraska, he came around this way to see him. They had a pleasant
visit, recounting old times and renewing old memories. Mr. Lougee carries on his
face the marks of the battle of the Wilderness, that was caused by a broken
shell striking him. It makes an ugly scar.
Peter Haberger, a farmer who resides one-half mile
south of West Bend, had a team of black horses stolen from his barn last Friday
evening. He put it in as usual in the evening, but Saturday the team, harness,
and buggy were gone. Sheriff Hanson was notified Saturday and a reward of $50
was offered by Mr. Harberger for the recovery of the outfit and the arrest of
the thief. As yet no clue to the thief has been obtained.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, Nov. 29, 1895
Michael Bourke of Highland township was before the insane
commissioners Monday and adjudged insane. He was taken to Independence Tuesday
by Sheriff Hanson. He did not want to go and created quite a stir at the depot
by resisting. He was finally got on the train by the assistance of several who
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
December 13, 1895
Years ago when the country was new and money was
scarcer still, there were many primitive habitations upon the prairie. A few of
them yet survive the advent of railroads and Michigan lumber. In Rush Lake
township I found an old time prairie dugout. The owner of the place has a farm
of between 200 and 300 acres and there are large barns and granaries upon the
hill into the side of which he has dug out his home. The sides and fronts are
banked up with dirt, and the whole is surmounted with a car roof. Here the
family have lived for a number of years. In east Freedom we saw a dos house put
up this spring by some young men who were breaking sod and caring for a crop of
flax upon a new farm there. They used a wooden frame, however, merely banking
the sods against it. a sod house in Rush Lake township, near Archie Johnson's,
was abandoned but a few years ago. Here the sods from the "breaking"
was carefully piled up to the height desired, then a frame plate fastened on top
by long wooden pins driven into the sods and a shingle roof raised upon it. With
a large knife the sods were sheared away square and smooth and inside coated
with a thick layer of plaster. Nice and warm, undoubtedly.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, December 27, 1895
Mrs. Martin Laughlin Dead.
Mrs. Martin Laughlin died at her home with her son, Lot
Laughlin, in Walnut township, Friday morning at 2 o'clock. She was only sick
about a week, and the greater cause of her demise was old age. She was born in
the County Kilkenny, Ireland, over ninety-one years ago. Of her ninety-one years
of life, nearly forty years were spent in Palo Alto county, she and her husband
having been among those who came to this county in the year 1836 from Elgin,
Ill. If the struggle of pioneer life tries the heroism of man, how much more
does it try the heroism of women, whose tender hearts are more easily touched by
the solitude and privation incident to such a life. In the struggle with cold,
poor crops, and poorer markets of those early days, Mrs. Laughlin bore her part
heroically and proved herself a veritable mother in Israel. Those who remember
those early days also remember the many deeds of love and kindness which Mrs.
Laughlin showered upon all with whom she came in contact. Her husband, Martin
Laughlin preceded her to the other shore several years ago and now she too has
gone to that rest beyond this world of care and trouble. The funeral services
took place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church of this city,
the services being conducted by Rev. Father Smith. The remains were followed to
the grave by a very large concourse of friends who took this means to pay their
last sad tribute of respect to one whom they had loved and respected in life.
-Miss Nellie Walker, of Algona, died at a hospital in Chicago, whither she
had gone for medical treatment, last Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Tumbleson from Havelock visited with the McKenzie family
last Saturday. Miss Jennie McClelland is visiting with her sister, Mrs.
Brunnemer in Emmetsburg.
Charles Grover, from Terrell, is visiting with his brothers,
Will and Robert Grover.
Mr. Crumrine has sold his farm and has taken three fine
horses as part payment. He has rented a farm for next year.
Mr. John Shaver is picking corn for Mr. Paugh.
Mr. Walter Lowe has traded his living barn in Manson for a
Mr. Shervy has sold his farm and will move to Story county
Mr. Nivison of Jack creek shipped a car load of fine sheep
Monday. He will ship another car next week.
Mrs. E.B. Brook of Emmetsburg paid a visit to friends in this
vicinity on Saturday last. She took the train Sunday evening for Cedar Rapids
where she will make her future home.
Mr. L. Minkler of Algona was in town a short time last week,
the guest of his brother, Geo. Minkler.
Rev. Gardner preached his farewell sermon at this place on
Sunday last, as he is about to go to another appointment. The best wishes of the
people will go with him to his new field of labor.
Two hunting parties have been organized with Fred Fenn and
Ed. Sammons as leaders, for a Christmas hunting contest. The understanding is
that the party bringing the least game pays for supper for both parties. Supper
will be served at DeBoldt's restaurant.
-Smith and Kellar, the managers of Music Hall, take great pleasure in
announcing an engagement with America's greatest actresses, Miss Jane Coombs,
who will appear on Saturday evening, Dec. 21st, at Music Hall in her wonderful
creation of Lady Deadlock and Hortense in Charles Dickens' masterpiece, Bleak
House, supported by her superb company. The performance will begin with the
famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Reserved seats on sale Thursday,
Dec. at C.A. Smith's. Prices 75, 50 and 35 cents.