Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
September 1904

Wednesday, September 7, 1904.  

-- Mrs. A. J. Ireland, of Chicago , is visiting her sister,, W.L. Losey, of the city.
-- L. T. Graves intends moving to Fayette , Iowa , as soon as he can close out his business at this place.
-- Mrs. William Blanchard, recently arrived in the city to visit her daughter, as Mrs. P. O. Refsell . She had been at Terril.
-- Miss Bridget Shea returned to Colorado Springs Wednesday after an extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Shea. She is greatly attached to that city.
-- Mrs. Joanna Nelson is home from Milford , where she had been visiting her son, station agent Nelson, of that place. She spent considerable time at the lakes and enjoyed the trip very much.
-- Daniel McCarthy, of Strouble, Plymouth County , visited Michael Roach and family, of this place, Friday. He is a brother in law of Mr. Roach. He had been at Dubuque to see his brother, attorney J. J. McCarthy, who has been dangerously ill with typhoid fever.

A Swell Billiard Hall
John Bohannon went to the Twin Cities Wednesday to order fixtures for his new billiard hall, which is to be one of the finest in Iowa . He will get an additional pool table and will put into his hall furniture and fixtures costing between $4000 and $5,000 -- -- Algona Courier.
Estherville man Draws a Farm.
B. M. Johnson, formerly of this city, but now engaged in the drug business at Lime Springs, drew No. 25 in the Devils Lake land drawing last Wednesday. C. F. Atwood also drew a claim. James L. Brown, of Center Township , is among the lucky numbers, but near the bottom of the list. -- -- Estherville Democrat
Miss Jackman Leads.  
Miss Katherine Jackman, at present is the Iowa leader in the Minneapolis Tribune contest Saturday's Tribune says:
"the count in Iowa , discloses the closest race of the entire contest. Here the vote is not so heavy as in many of the other districts, and it is also more evenly distributed, so that only a few thousand votes separate t he first half dozen candidates. Miss Katherine Jackman, of Emmetsburg, has forged to the front in this district with 34,250 votes to her credit. Miss Myrtle, B. Culver, of Mason City , is second with 30,500; Miss Henrietta Olson, of Armstrong, third, with 30,150; and Mrs. Ida Hammer- Hanson, of Algona, forth, with 28,400. Miss Marie Gibbs of Alton fared well in the voting, though her again failed to bring her quite up with the others."
-- Mrs. Anderson, wife of Station agent Anderson, of Dickens, died a few days ago.
-- T. J. Hughes has bought the residents at Ruthven that has been occupied by O. F. Dayton.
-- A. L., Remington, of Dickens, will take charge of the farmer's co-operative creamery at Ruthven.
-- Joe and Miss Lizzy Gossman went to Blue Earth, Minnesota , Saturday to spend a week with relatives.
-- Miss Mary Fife has gone to Bayfield , Wisconsin , to remain for a short time. She is seeking relief from hay fever.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Bert Yarns, of Spirit Lake , visit her people, Mr. and Mrs. Voigt, of this city, during the past week.
-- the wind was severe in the neighborhood of Mason city Thursday night. A Mr. Hoffman's farm buildings were entirely destroyed.
--A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shaffer, of Vernon Township , Thursday.
-- Frank Hedrick, formerly of Algona, will become president of the bank at Fort Worth , Texas .
-- Miss Ellen Kirby returned to Des Moines where she is attending a commercial college.
-- Attorney J. J. McCarthy, of Dubuque , died Sunday. He was well known by many of our citizens.
-- A. Shobe and family left yesterday for Hayes , Louisiana . Mr. Shobe intends engaging in the raising of rice..
-- Otto Delancy returned to Prairiesburg Tuesday. He had been visiting his uncle, F. Crouch, for ten days.
-- Abraham Siebert, of Waterloo , was a guest at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Hoyer, in this city, Thursday and Friday.
-- Walter Stevenson returned to his home at Sibley Saturday. He had been here visiting his uncle, F. C. Nelson, and family.
-- F. R. Prater and family, left for Orient, South Dakota , Tuesday, where they will make their future home.
-- Mrs. L. Mason, who lives near Ruthven, left the city Tuesday morning for her old home in Illinois to visit friends for a short time.
-- Miss Rose Davidson, C. E. Taylor's niece, returned to Pueblo , Colorado , Tuesday morning. She is state vice secretary of the W. C. T.U., of Colorado .
-- Miss Lutie Wallace left for Parker, South Dakota , Saturday morning, where she teaches school. She had been visiting her sister, Mrs. A. R. Chapin.
-- McMahon & Scott have purchased a wood sawing outfit. They have an 8 hp oil cooling gasoline engine. They propose to saw all their own wood.
-- Mr. Lamborn, of Green Island , Iowa , was here Friday evening, visiting his daughter, Mrs. H. A. Powers. He was on his way home from some point west of here.
-- Miss Lena Gusland has given up the position in the Emmetsburg Post Office. John Duffy will take her place as assistant. The other members of the force will be Lloyd Refsell and E. G. Kelly.
-- Mrs. Thomas O'Connor has returned from her visit to Toledo , Iowa . She was accompanied home by her nephew, Knight Fee, and niece, Miss Pearl Reilly. They will visit with relatives here for a short time.
-- Mrs. Lucy Linkenmire and Mrs. Annie Wisher, of North Washington , Iowa , arrived in the city last evening to visit their niece, Mrs. John Galliger. They will go from here to various Dakota points to visit friends.
-- John Mets is organizing a band in this city. This is a move in the right direction. Mr. Mets is a good musician and Emmetsburg has plenty of good material for an organization of this kind. A place the size of Emmetsburg should not be with out a good cornet band.
-- J. R. Tuntland is engaged at the post office pharmacy. Mr. Tuntland secured his certificate of registration and a recent session of the State Board of pharmacy with the standing of 89 per cent, being third in a class of eighty-five. He comes highly recommended by former employers, and will no doubt prove a valuable assistant to the management of this popular pharmacy.
T. J. White Purchases Whittemore Champion
T. J. White, of this city, has purchased the more champion and will take charge October 1. Mr. White has had over fifteen years experience in newspaper work and understands thoroughly all the details of the business. He is a splendid printer, a tireless, faithful worker, and will give the Whittemore people and most creditable newspaper. The field is a good one for one paper and it should, and doubtless will be given enthusiastic and substantial support. The Democrat wishes the champion continued success under the new management. Mr. Kluckholm has not made any arrangements for the future.
Edward H. Dahlheimer Waives Preliminary Hearing
     Thursday evening, the commissioners of insanity gave Edward Hobert Dahlheimer another hearing. This is the fellow who asked the Milwaukee company for $5,000 in silver, and who says the US express company stole $750 from a package sent to him from Armour, South Dakota. He was questioned pretty closely by doctors Hunter and Powers and the county attorney, Mr. Davidson. He did not act like a man whose mind has been deranged. He claims that his home is in Chicago that he made the money alleged to have been stolen by selling fire extinguishers to farmers and playing poker and shooting craps. He has but one leg. He is not very well dressed. He told one gentleman who visited him at in jail that he wore poor clothes so that he could work the farmers more easily than he could were he to travel about as a dude. He is a keen, bright chap and is a good talker. Not of the many who heard him examined could be convinced that he is insane. When asked why he threatened to blow up railway trains, depots, etc., he stated that he did not have a dollar, but he could not employ an attorney without paying him in advance, and that he would not stand in a show what ever in a suit against such a wealthy corporation as an express company. He was asked if he would carry out his threat and he said he would. He seemed very determined. The commissioners could not judge him insane, so he was discharged. He asked for a new mattress and blankets for his bed in the jail, but sheriff Coakley informed him that his quarters were good enough for him.
     Mr. Coakley, acting on the advice of the county attorney, at once swore out information against Dahlheimer charging him with criminal acts and declarations. The following morning he was arraigned.  He waved examination and was held to await the action of the grand jury, which will meet in October. The express and railway companies refused to prosecute him. However, a stranger who talks as he does should not be permitted to be at large. He may be harmless, but people should be guarded against such characters.
Particulars About Willie Martin's Death
J. K. Martin returned from Parkersburg Friday evening where he had been for some time. From there he was called to the Indian Territory by the death of his nephew, Willie Martin. The latter was drowned in the Arkansas River about 8 miles from Muskogee . He was in swimming with two other young men. It is thought that he took cramps. His companions were some distance from him when they heard him shout just before he went down the third time, but they could not reach him in time to save him. The place was very deep, but he had been across it before. The sad affair occurred early Saturday evening. The body was not found until about noon the following Monday. He had washed down the river for a distance of 14 miles and had caught on a sand bar. The burial was in a local cemetery, as its condition would not permit of its been taken to Kansas City . The sad affair is a severe blow to the father and sister.
Had the Eye Removed
Friday, J. P. Downs took his little son Willie, aged four years, to Mason city and had his injured eye removed by Dr. Murphy, the specialist of that place. The optic was carefully examined and the nerve was found to be dead. The little fellow will remain at the hospital for a couple of weeks when he will have a glass eye placed in the socket. Miss Maggie Shea accompanied Mr. Downs to Mason City and will assist in carrying for the unfortunate little fellow.
Home from Montana .
P. V. Nolan, arrived home from Montana Sunday morning, where he had been visiting for some time with his cousins, John F. and P. J. Nolan. The former has sold its interest in the mine, but the latter refuses to part with this stock, as he has great confidence in the enterprise. The pay streak discovered last winter was very rich, but it'd did not hold out. However, the property is yielding well in average values and promises to be a good producer. Mrs. P. J. Nolan is not having very good health and is greatly reduced in flesh. Times in general are fair and Montana , though cattlemen are losing a great deal of money because of the condition of the livestock market, and they are very much dissatisfied. Wheat and other small grains are good in that state. PV says he would not care to live in Montana . Social conditions are not, such as the average Iowan would appreciate.
-- Mrs. Amy, Wildy and her mother, Mrs. Fahnestock, drove to Estherville Friday morning to take the train to Minneapolis , where Mrs. Wildy goes to make her future home.
-- Harry Lamborn, of Green Island , and his daughters, Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Mix, of Emmetsburg, visited here one day last week with J. B., Lambe and family.
-- W. C. Foster has bought and taken possession of the dray line, formerly owned by William Truesdell.
-- Edward Maynard left Saturday morning for St. Francis, where he is attending the seminary.
-- Miss Margaret Dorweiler left last week for Fenton, where she is principal in the school.
-- School began Monday Miss Dayton as principal and Miss Glenn as primary teacher.
-- James Kenyon, of Waukee, who had been visiting his sister, Mrs. Stover, of this place, returned home Saturday, accompanied by its nephew, Lew Vern.
-- D. A. McCarty, of Le Mars, visited his niece, Mrs. Daley, Friday.
-- Mr. Luke, of Spencer, is spending a few days here, with his sister, Mrs. Russell.
Wednesday, September 14, 1904.
-- Thomas Kirby Jr. has sold his interest in his threshing outfit to James Cullen.
-- Mrs. C. R. VanGorden and children went to Oskaloosa on Friday to visit her parents
-- Mrs. H. C. Nichols is enjoying a visit from her father, Daniel Wean, Marshalltown .
-- Mrs. Sadie Fay has gone to Colorado for the benefit of her health. She will remain all winter.
-- Mrs. W. L. Swagg visited at Spencer last week Mr. Swagg has a position in a meat market at that place.
-- Miss Cora Bradfield, of Buffalo , arrived in this city, Thursday and is assisting Mrs. Crose in her millinery work.
-- Cards are out announcing that Mr. James Edgington Schooley and Miss Lena Gusland will be married Wednesday, September 21st.
-- Paul Swessinger is now assisting E. L. Walker, in his barbershop. He had been working in a shop at Minneapolis for some time.
-- Mrs C. W. Morrison, of Waco , Texas , arrived here last Wednesday and will remain for some time to visit her brother, N. W. Clark.
-- Thomas Claer was older from Ayrshire, Thursday. He is working only four large farms this season. Though for many years in business, he has evidently not forgotten how to till the soil. He has something like a dozen farms in all. He ought to retire and enjoy some of his wealth.
-- Miss Anna Hearrity visited friends in this city during the past week. She was on her way to Aberdeen , South Dakota , where she will accept a position in a millinery establishment. She spent the greater part of the summer in Dubuque , but of late has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. F. O'Neill, of Armstrong.
Milford 's Buttermaker Wins Laurels.
J. O. Miller, buttermaker for the local creamery company, is waiting quite a reputation as a maker of high-grade butter. At the Minnesota State fair, he got a score of 94 1/2, and this week he got his score of 96 at the interstate fair at Sioux City . -- -- Milford Mail
Auto Man Didn't Stop.
Mr. Fredrickson, loose for miles south east of town met with a severe accident on Monday as the result of meeting an automobile on the road. The auto was going at a high speed, and his horse became frightened and ran away, throwing him out of the buggy. In the fall he received a bad cut to the right forehead and was rendered unconscious for some time. The party in the automobile did not even stop to see how badly he was injured. -- -- Ruthven Free Press
Swea City Has a Bad Man. 
Swea City and vicinity are very much wrought up over a disgusting and heinous crime committed there a few days ago. It was the attempted rape of a nine-year-old daughter of Fred Feaks, a farmer who lives a mile from town, by George Cain, a bachelor about 36 years of age. The Cain family is one of the best in the community and are leaders in church and social circles about Swea City , but George is said to be peculiar in his makeup and the odd sheep of the flock. He was brought to Algona on Monday evening by constable Fred Miehe and lodged in jail in default of $1000 bail. The child was uninjured -- -- Algona Courier
Rural ‘Phone Holders’  Below we give a list of all the farmers who are connected with the Emmetsburg Telephone exchange to date, each paragraph representing a separate line:
  F. Fickle, H.T. Allen, J.W. Crowley, B.H. Root, J.B. Hayford.
John Box, W.S. Parnham, Wm. Jackman.
J. O’Brien, H. Selle, Sr., W.M. Malloy, M. Conlon, W.M. Smith, Chris Conlon, J.D. Higgins, James Hand, H. Selle, Jr., J. Conlon, T.D. Hand, P. O’Brien, P. Malloy. T.H. Taylor, M.T. McEvoy, T.A. Baldwin, C.S. Wells, George Smith, W.M. Guida, C.H. Giddings.
Crippen, T.J. Mulry, Wm. Fife, Nels Skow, F.D. Osburne, J. Bryce, O.P. Doyle, T.W. Millea, James Uriell, W.J. Pratt, J.C. Brennan, J.H. Hurley.
A.L. Frederick, M. Dickison, Alex Dickison, Scott Dickison, J. Miller, W.H. Thompson, Mrs. Randall, F.H. Fordyce, L.O. Randall, N. Martini, W. Frederick, B. Platte, F. Frederick, Dan Burns.
N.J. Wright, W. Richardson, Dan Gunn, Ed Wolner, S.J. Quam, P.D. Peterson, L. Wright, Onie Onieson, Wm,. Kotelski, J. Heng, Louis Benson, John Norland, I. Erickson, I.C. Jacobson, S. Oleson.
J. Peters, S. Salvin, W.H,. Gaylord, L.H. Taylor, Wm. Horvis, John Durant, L.S. Sprout, A.L. Sprout, N. Goeders.
J. Joyce, L.P. Duhn, T.J. Hendrickson, Mrs. E. Joyce, L. Larsen, L. Christenson, Chris Henningson, Fallow, L.C. Christenson, J.J. Skow, Rev. C. Krogh, J. Oleson, B. Gill, M.C. Peterson, Lewis Johnson, P. Peterson, Thos Jensen.
Geo. H. Caldwell, John Lowe, Jess Coburne, J.P. Downs, A.J. Dunphy, J.F. Mulroney, F. Mulroney, L. Ludington, Geo. W. Downs.
Kelly Bros., John Isch, Samuel Streit, Geo. Pugsley.
Will Wright, Geo. Wright, Fairville, H. Wegner, L. Wegner, C.H. Bleckwenn, Theo. Bleckwenn.
Dan Donahue, M.J. Murphy, J.B. Williams, Ben Cattall, C.C. Egan, J.E. Schooley, Daniel Murphy.
The above doest not include those who are connected with the exchange at Graettinger, Curlew, Ayrshire, Mallard, Ruthven or Rodman.
The Cylinder patrons are connected with the local exchange on a separate line and are as follows:
Jay Letson, store; Dr. J.W. Wodbridge, F.H. O’Halloran, M.N. Oleson, F.L. Harrison, E.M. Plumbly, P.F. Littleton, Peter Daily, Jay Letson, residence; Cylinder Savings bank, Reliance elevator. All the parties named above have free connection with Emmetsburg. Other rural patrons and our Emmetsburg patrons should keep this for reference until such time as a directory can be issued.
-- Mrs. S. P. Fitzgerald returned from Oskaloosa Saturday morning, accompanied I her mother, Mrs. Wolgamood, who will visit her for a short time.
-- H. Ball, of Farmersville , Illinois , visited his brother-in-law, N.W. Clark, of this place, last week. He was on his way to Minnesota and North Dakota to look at land.,
-- Mrs. L. T. Graves and son Roy went to Fayette Wednesday, where the latter will attend the upper Iowa University . Mr. Graves will move there as soon as he can conveniently do so.
-- H. Hoagland will leave this morning for St. Louis to take in the exposition. He will go by way of Oelwein and will be accompanied by his grandson, Ray Jamieson. They intend remaining air for four weeks.
-- Roy Graves, well-known to many of our citizens, was married at Taylor falls a few days ago to Miss Jessie May Dobney. He is principal of the public schools of that place. He had charge of the rebuilding of the Emmetsburg telephone exchange two years ago.
-- Dan Kelly has traded his stock of goods at Terril to Guy C. Jaycox, of Kamrar for Dakota land. The goods will be shipped to Kamrar. Mr. Kelly still retains his billiard hall at Terril. Val Wagner will conduct it until such time as it can be sold.
-- L. W. Goddard, of Cornell , Illinois , visited relatives in this city during the past week. He lived in this city, twelve years ago. He threshed a couple of falls with Henry Kneer. His wife is a sister of John and Patrick McBride. He reports that he has a family of six boys.
Reports of Births and Deaths.
Under an act of legislature taking effect July 1, 1904, it becomes obligatory upon all physicians and midwives to report birth of the child within 10 days from occurrence of same; reports to be filed with local registrar. In case of no physician or midwife being present, this duty devolves upon the head of the family. A penalty of not more than $100, or not more than 60 days in the county jail may be imposed for failure to observe the same.
F. Hunter, Local Registrar
Wants to Kill President Roosevelt
We understand that Edward Hobert Dahlheimer, who has such a bitter grudge against express companies, has, since his incarceration in the county jail, written a letter to President Roosevelt, threatening to kill him. People should take good care of such cranks as he is.
Brakeman Killed Near Hartley
Thursday H., S. Swift, a Rock Island brake man, was cut to pieces at Plessis, just north of Hartley. He tried to pull up a belt of a threshing machine that was dragging from an outfit on a box car, when he was jerked under the wheels. His people live at Valley Junction.
-- C.D. Messick has leased the Baxter Hotel at Spirit Lake .
-- John Ketchen has given up his position with the Hub.
-- Mrs. Mulroney went to Lansing , Iowa , Monday for a visit with relatives.
-- Mrs. Earl Morris visited her parents, Senator and Mrs. Kinne, near Curlew, last week.
-- Miss Mildred Powers left Monday for Grinnell to attend Iowa College during the coming year.
-- Daniel Higgins, father of Mrs. C. J. Berger, is very ill and no hopes are entertained for his recovery.
-- Miss Minnie Underwood, of Highland Township , has gone to sue city to attend Morningside College .
-- The West Bend Advance reports the death of a son of Mrs. Dziewonoski, formerly known in this city as Mrs. Booth.
-- John Fonten went to Sanborn, Wednesday to visit his sister, Mrs. Hayes. From there, he will return to Lakota, North Dakota .
-- H. G. Carpenter has purchased the Klein restaurant at West Bend .
-- Mrs. H. E. Stein went to Fort Dodge Wednesday to visit her people.
-- Mrs. Dr. Burnard went to Independence Wednesday to visit her parents, Captain and Mrs. Holman.
-- Mrs. and E. Maxon and children went to Harris Wednesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Art Keller.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Orvis, of Estherville, visited the latter's parents, sister and Mrs. H. J. Pfiffner, of this place, Wednesday.
-- Dr. Jackson was a visitor to Algona Wednesday evening where he officiated at the marriage of W. J. Harrison, of Sioux City, and Miss Beatrice Salisbury.
-- Miss Caroline Scammon, of Chicago , is now trimming in Mrs. Crose's millinery store.
-- Art Keller has resigned his position as station agent at Harris and will go to the state of Washington .
-- Ralph Fratter returned to Charles City Wednesday. He had been working for three months for Wm. Jackman.
-- Mrs. Almera Ridley returned to Estherville Thursday after a brief visit at the home of her brother, Captain E. B. Soper.
-- Frank W. Bateman, of Toledo , Ohio , is visiting his sister, Mrs. E. S. Ormsby.
-- W. J. and M. L. Brown are enjoying a visit from their sister, Mrs. Banbuskirk, of Red Oak. She is accompanied by her son, Roy.
-- Mrs. Hugh Sullivan returned to her home at Dunnell , Minnesota Tuesday morning. She had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Albert Steil, of Mallard.
-- Patrick Joynt went to Sioux City Monday evening to visit Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Murphy and family. From there he will go to Hull to visit his son John and family.
John C. Molison Dead
John C. Molison, one of the old settlers of Graettinger, died last Friday. He was recently thrown from a hay rack, while at a neighbors and his death was the result of the fall. He had many friends in this city, who were pained to learn of his death.
Home from Germany .
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mart returned from Germany Thursday evening after an absence of nearly 4 months. They enjoyed their trip, but they were very tired when they reached home. Mrs. Martin became very seasick, while on the voyage, but Mr. Mart was not affected. He feels much better than when he left Emmetsburg the early part of May. He likes some things in Germany , but other conditions were found disagreeable. For instance, he could not go about like he can here unless he walked, and he did not care for too much exercise of this kind. He and Mrs. Mart have relatives in the Fatherland, all of whom were, of course, delighted to know that they had become so prosperous in America . Mr. and Mrs. Mart's many friends are glad that they enjoyed good health while gone and that they met with no misfortune. They are among the leading and most substantial German citizens of the county.
Had a Good Time at Sioux City .
Monday, Emmetsburg sent a large delegation to the AOH state convention and read you again at Sioux City , which opened yesterday and closes today. I'll attended services at the new Cathedral yesterday morning and listened to a sermon by Dr. W. J. Kirby, of the Washington University , after which the regular work of the convention was commenced. Last night they enjoyed a grand banquet tendered them by the Sioux City division. Among those who responded to the posts were Bishop Garrigan; Fred Sharon and A. P. McGuirk, of Davenport; Jerry B. Sullivan, of Des Moines; Father Hanson, of Avoca; Mr. Scanlon, of Atlantic; and W. I. Branagan, of Emmetsburg. The latter's subject was "Our Republic." This afternoon, the delegates and other guests will be given a delightful ride about the city and this evening a ball will be given in their honor. Sioux City always does things up in proper style. The following are the names of those in attendance from Emmetsburg: Robert Shea, M. F. Kerwick, Myles McNally, P.H. Hand, P.H. Donlon, M.F. Brennan, W.I. Branagan, M. Joynt, Edward Kane, M.J. Brennan, J.F. Downs, T.P. Joyce, L.T. Ryan, J.F. Joynt, M.W. Brennan, J.C. Brennan, J.S. Doyle, James Carney, and Peter O’Brien.  
-- Miss Gertrude Stamp has taken a position as clerk in the E.J. Mitchell store.
-- Mrs. Martin Myhre left here last Thursday for Coleman, where she goes to spend a few weeks resting with her parents at that place.
-- Miss Kate Turner is in Chicago this month, visiting with her sister Lizzie, and also other relatives at that place. She will be gone about three weeks.
-- Mr. Peterson, the section foreman at this place has run of the House formally occupied by D. E. Collins and will soon move his family here from Lake Park .
-- Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Grise, Wednesday, September 7, a son..
Wednesday, September 21, 1904.
-- J. H. Sherlock is now located at Lincoln , Nebraska .
-- Mr. and Mrs. A. Threadgold have been enjoying a visit from their daughter, Mrs. Filkins.
-- Bennie Paulson has been home from Rake for several days visiting his parents. He works in a bank at that place.
-- Michael Donahue and daughter Anna, of Elkader, are visiting Patrick Donahue and family, of this county. The latter is Mrs. Thomas Cullen's father.
-- Fonda has a globe trotter. His name is Owen Murphy. He has been to Klondike once and to South Africa twice. He has also visited many other countries. He is still a young man. He is home after an absence of fourteen years.
Edwin Kidder Dead
The other day, J. F. Rowe received word that his nephew, Edwin Kidder, died near Pueblo , Colorado , September 1. The deceased lived in Freedom township twelve or fourteen years ago. His father, J. H. Kidder, was a well-known farmer of that township. The deceased was 27 years of age. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss. He died of consumption.

Were Married Yesterday.
Mr. Richard L. Smith and Miss Josie M. Kennedy, both of Ayrshire, were married at the Catholic church at that place Tuesday morning, Father Carroll officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, well known to many of our readers. She is a most worthy young lady and has a large circle of friends, who esteem her highly for her many praiseworthy qualities. The groom resides on a farm near Ayrshire. Those who are acquainted with him have the highest regard for him. The Democratic extends hearty congratulations to the contracting parties.
Jones -- Thompson.
Mr. John W. Jones and Miss Dolla. Thompson were married at the Ayrshire Catholic Church yesterday morning, Father Carroll, the pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Thompson, who are among the old and honored residents of that community. She enjoys well deserved popularity and she possesses qualities of mind and heart that will retain her many warm friends she has made. The groom is the son of John Jones, one of Silver Lake 's substantial farmers. He has been attending the Iowa college at Ames . He is bright, energetic, and genial and has a promising career before him. The Democratic extends hearty greeting to Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
Fall through McCoy's Bridge
Saturday evening, John Dooley fell through the McCoy bridge south of town. Happily for him, he was not injured, though he got a thorough soaking and his face was slightly scratched. He was trying to convince Supervisor Kirby that the bridge was in an unsafe condition. Walking onto the north span he jumped and stamped on it and it went through with him. It was very fortunate for him that he was not killed or drowned and it is also fortunate that people and teams did not lose their lives in passing over it. It will, of course, be repaired at once.
-- Donald Wean, Mr. Nichols' father-in-law, returned to Vinton Thursday.
-- The Ayrshire Chronicle reports the recent death of Miss Minnie Manz at Jamestown , North Dakota .
-- Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Williams will leave for Elizabeth , Illinois , Monday, to spend a month visiting relatives.
-- Miss Hattie Crouch returned to Clinton Thursday. She had been living in the home of her uncle, F. Crouch.
-- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Mugan Wednesday. Their many friends extend congratulations.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Olson, of Gilmore, who had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fain, returned home Wednesday. Mrs. Olson is a sister of Mrs. Fain.
-- A few days ago, while Will McNally was handling a large plate of glass, it slipped and cut an ugly gash in his leg, crippling him for several days.
-- A marriage license has been issued to Albert Thu and Carrie Nelson.
-- A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gremmels, of Fairville, Tuesday.
-- A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. and N. A. Steil Thursday. The Democrat congratulates.
-- Mr. Murray, of Chicago , is visiting his cousins, Mrs. M. T. McEvoy, and Miss Rashford.
-- Misses Agnes and Martha McGuirk, of Lena , Illinois are visiting Mr. and Mrs. O P. Doyle. They are nieces of Mr. Doyle.
-- Ernie Freeman, Freeman Starr, and Martin and Robert Joynt left for Iowa City yesterday to attend the Iowa State University .
-- In the Great Oak school Township election, held on Monday, Henry Selle, Jr. was chosen treasurer and J. D. Higgins secretary. In Vernon , W. H. Crumrine was elected treasurer and George Smith secretary. In Emmetsburg, M. Hester, treasurer and P. Eaton secretary.
-- Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Carpenter, of Fredericksburg , Iowa , arrived in this city Monday for a weeks visit with Mr. and Mrs. P.F. VanGorden. Mr. Carpenter is a brother-in-law of Mr. VanGorden. He has resided at Fredericksburg for 39 years and is mayor of the town. He is in his 74th year but is still hale and hearty. He reports crops good in Chickasaw county.
Emmetsburg secures State Secretary of the A.O.H.
Other Local Delegates Honored -- Boys Had a Big Time.
The members of the Hibernian organization, of this city, had a grand time at the state convention of the order held at Sioux City Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. There was a good representation from the various sections of the state and all the sessions of the gathering proved interesting and profitable.
At 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, the delegates attended a solemn high mass at Epiphany cathedral, which was dedicated the week previous. It is a well planned, well constructed, beautifully finished structure and is doubtless one of the finest edifices to be seen west of Chicago . Dr. W. J. Kirby, of Washington University , preached the sermon, which was a most instructive and edifying one. He certainly ranks among the great thinkers and preachers of our country. He deplored among the people of our land, a growing disregard for things that are sacred and, as a result, widespread indifference concerning everything pertaining to religious hope, inspiration and growth. Because of this lack of reverence for things as sacred, children have not sufficient regard for parental authority or for that of the community or the state. The American child is considered the world over as forward and as distressingly restless under ordinary restraint. The Doctor spoke of the Irish, of whom the Hibernians are strictly representative, as a people of strong and unwavering faith. They have significant reverence for things that are sacred. He hoped that Ireland would yet regain her freedom and obtain distinction among the nations of the world. Still, if such could not be realized, he felt that her people had been generous contributors to the docility of the American people, their spirituality, and their zeal for religious progress. He appealed to his listeners to be loyal to the strong, unwavering faith of their ancestors and to assist in every way in making our republic one of spiritual as well as material grandeur. At the conclusion of the services, Bishop Garrigan warmly welcomed the Hibernians to Sioux City . He attended the banquet in the evening and also Thursday morning session, speaking at some length on each occasion. The oftener one hears Bishop Garrigan, the more he is impressed with his simplicity of manner and of address, his splendid intellectuality, his clearness, earnestness, and argumentativeness as a preacher, and his anxiety to be as practical as possible in the discharge of his duties. All the Emmetsburg delegates return to their homes with their high estimate of their diocesan leader and ruler greatly strengthened, and they look for the Sioux City diocese to obtain a marked development and progress under his direction.
The officers of the organization for the ensuing two years are as follows:
President, Fred D. Sharon, of Davenport ; vice president, Thomas Maloney, of Council Bluffs ; secretary, P. H., Donlon, of Emmetsburg; treasurer, M. J. Scanlon of Des Moines . The next biennial convention will be held in Emmetsburg.
It is doubtful if the delegates in attendance ever had a more delightful time at any other convention than they did at Sioux City , whose people are among the most hospitable in Iowa . The latter were always ready to entertain their visitors and show them every attention. The banquet on Tuesday evening, was the most elaborate spread. There were about three hundred present. The program of toasts was admirably arranged and there were a number of brilliant responses. Wednesday afternoon, the delegates were given several trolley rides about the city and in the evening they enjoyed a grand ball at the Riverside pavilion. The ladies of the AOH, auxiliary, of Sioux City , are deserving of special praise. They were in attendance in large numbers. They prepared a grand banquet, joined in the trolley trips, and took special pains to make everything as pleasant as possible for those who were at the pavilion ball. Their exemplification of the three degrees of their branch of the order for the benefit of those interested in the growth of Hibernianism was as pleasing as it was edifying.
The Emmetsburg boys were highly honored in the proceedings of the convention. P. H. Donlon was recognized on the committee on resolutions, J. S. Doyle on the committee on credentials, and Robert Shea on the committee on finance. The writer was also recognized on the banquet program. Aside from this, the selection of our city for the next convention was a marked acknowledgment of the standing of the local branch of the organization and the creditable showing it has made at past state conventions.
-- Martin Ousland and family arrived here from Royal, Iowa , with their household effects on Monday of this week. They have moved into the Lande home on the hill. Mr. Ousland is manager of the Royal Lumber Co., which has a yard here.
-- Miss Annie Carrigan, a Plover, is visiting her uncle, Ed Carrigan, of this place.
-- Mrs. Flesner and sons, of Illinois , are here visiting her daughter, Mrs. Willhite and son George.
-- Frank Grewell has sold his restaurant stock to Mr. Feaster, who is occupying the Tressler building.
-- Miss Esther Foster came over from Emmetsburg Friday evening and is visiting her sister, Mrs. Reely.
-- Miss Ora Sherman left Monday morning for Washington , where she intends to make her future home.
-- Saturday morning, about four o'clock Mr. Hulses's blacksmith shop was discovered on fire by the night watch, Mr. Willis. The blaze was extinguished in a short time. The loss is light.
-- On Saturday night occurred the death of Mr. Hamilton, who had been residing at the home of Peter Barringer. His remains were late to rest Sunday afternoon. The sympathy of all is extended to the remaining relatives.
-- Dan O'Neill, of Livermore , was visiting his parents here last week.
-- Mrs. Seaver is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mentor MacFarland, of Rodman.
-- Mrs. Val Wagner, of Emmetsburg, will open a branch millinery store here. Miss O'Neill will have charge of it.
-- Rev. Father Stein and mother arrived here from New York , Monday morning to visit their brother and son. Father Stein, who is quite sick.
Noticed in Bankruptcy
In a District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Iowa -- in bankruptcy -- in the matter of James Madison McDaniel, bankrupt -- Notice of First Meeting of Creditors.
To the creditors of James Madison McDaniel, of Rodman, in the County of Palo Alto and District aforesaid, a bankrupt.
You are hereby notified that on the 12th day of September A.D. 1904, the said James Madison McDaniel was duly adjudicated bankrupt and the first meeting of his creditors will be held at the office of the undersigned referee in Emmetsburg, and said county, on the 24th day of September, A D 1904, at the hour of 9 o'clock in the forenoon at which time the said creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt, and transact such other business as may properly come before said meeting.
Dated this 13th day September A. D., 1904.
W. H. Morling,
Referee in Bankruptcy.
Wednesday, September 28, 1904.
Ruthven's Obliging "Colonel"
We notice that "Colonel" Anthony, of Ruthven, is attaining more than local distinction. The Minneapolis Tribune, September 20, contained the following:
Ruthven , Iowa , September 20 -- Colonel Anthony, the popular postmaster at Ruthven, serves the patrons of his office with daily war bulletins in a unique way.
On the wall of his office he has placed to large blackboards. On one Manchuria and the field of operation is outlined in colors, with the comparative distances. The other blackboard is used for the latest news and a comparative table, which gives the relative standing of the armies and navies. Traveling men say that this is the only post office in northern Iowa that supplies a daily war bulletin news service.
-- Miss Eva Schirmer spent Sunday with her cousin, Mrs. J. Orvis, of Estherville.
-- Miss Tisdale, of Lansing , is visiting her cousin, this is W. H. Morling, and other relatives in this section.
-- Philip Bough, of Stockton , Illinois , has been visiting his brother, Peter Bough, of this community, for several days.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Risdon, of Elgin , Illinois arrived Wednesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Johnson. Mrs. Risdon is the sister of Mrs. Johnson.
-- Hughes brothers, sons of T. J. Hughes, were over from Ruthven Wednesday evening attending the marriage of their aunt, Miss Lena Gusland.
-- Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sturtevant and daughter, Katie May arrived home from Lakota, North Dakota , Saturday evening. They were accompanied by Mrs. Sturtevant's brother, George Sutherland, who spent the early part of the summer and this city.
Near By News.
Business Change at Ayrshire.
A deal was closed last week, whereby George Rouse becomes the owner of the harness shop formerly owned by P. J. Claer. George is a very obliging industrious and an experienced man and will no doubt do well in his new undertaking. -- Ayrshire Chronicle.
Will Graduate in February
L. S. Border, brother of J. M. and Fred Border, and a naval midshipman from the Naval Academy at Annapolis , Maryland , arrived here to visit his brothers during the annual September furlough. Under the present rules of the Navy, he will graduate next February and be assigned for regular duty onboard a man of war. -- West Bend Journal.
-- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Murphy Friday.
-- Mrs. Thiele, Baraboo , Wisconsin is visiting her brother, R. R. Thiele, of this city.
-- Ed Manning is now bus man for the St. James Hotel . Mike Cullen is going to Rock Rapids soon.
-- Chas. Miller, of Ruthven, spent Sunday with his cousin, C.E. Cohoon, of the city.
-- A marriage license has been issued to Charles H. Hughes and Mrs. Bertha A. Kunz, both of Ellington township. Yesterday it was reported that the marriage would take place at Mallard last evening.
-- People living along the free rural delivery routes will regret to learn that the father of the rural delivery idea, Isaac Young, of Greene County , is dead. He has gone, but the fruits of his genius survive.
-- H. E. Wagner is now at Beamer, Nebraska , where he is invoicing the $10,000 stock of goods he took in part payment for his 320 acre farm on section 2 in Freedom township. He also took a $3500 residence. He priced his land at $70 per acre.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reed are moving to Delavan , Minnesota , this week where they will live on a stock farm owned by Mr. Reed's cousin. The best wishes of a large circle of friends will accompany them to their new home. Emmetsburg will miss them.
-- T. J. White intends going to Whittemore Saturday to take possession of the Champion, which he purchased some time ago. He will not move his family for ten days or two weeks. He purchased Mr. Kluckhohn's residence as well as the paper. He will rent his home in the city until such time as he can sell it.
-- Peter E. Jones, a nephew of our popular townsmen, Peter E. Jones, arrived in the city Sunday morning from Abergele, North Wales . He is eighteen years of age. He intends making his home in this country. He left Wales September 14 and arrived here the 25th. He had a rather tough voyage and was very sick for a number of days. He brought his uncle a few souvenirs that will be dearly prized.
-- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carney. Sunday, September 11.
-- Mr. George F. Shott, and Miss Lizzie Warner were married in this city by Mayor Stuehmer Monday.
-- Dr. J. E. Maguire, of Dubuque , visited Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Doyle, of this city, Sunday and Monday. He is a cousin of Mrs. Doyle. He had been at Wesley on business before coming here. He favored this office with a call. He is a very pleasant gentleman.
-- Mrs. C. A. Ray, sister of James Pringle, and Mrs. Robert Pringle and children, all of Bridgewater , South Dakota , who had been visiting with James Pringle and family, of Vernon township, left for Cassville , Wisconsin , last week to visit John Pringle and family, of that place.
J. Edward King Is Dead.
J. Edward King, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. King, is dead. Such was the sad news telephoned to W. G. Henry, of this place, by Mr. King, of Algona, yesterday. The remains will be brought to the city for interment tomorrow morning. Full particulars have not been learned. W. J. Brown informs us that the unfortunate young man was in Oklahoma , a short time ago and later in southern Iowa . When last heard from, he was traveling as a musician with some theatrical company. It is not known here that he had been in poor health. He was about 24 years of age. He was a bright, industrious young man and had a host of friends, for he was the sole of kindness and friendliness. In fact all the members of the family had the happy faculty of making and retaining friends. All who have known those good people so long will learn with genuine regret of J. Edward's untimely death. If we are not mistaken, there are three other boys in the family.
Judge Lewis Is Dead
C. H. Lewis, of Sioux City , who was the presiding judge of the district in 1875 died Monday. He will be remembered by the older settlers. He was on the bench for 16 years.
-- Miss Myra Bartlett left Friday evening for Chicago , where she is attending an art school.
-- Mrs. E. Lampman has gone to Madrid , where she will visit her daughter, Mrs. Harry Graves.
-- Hans Jacobson and family parted Monday morning for Rock Rapids, where they will make their future home, Mr. Jacobson, having secured employment in a hardware store at that place.
-- One of J. H. Brennan's small children had the misfortune get quite badly scalded Tuesday.
-- Mrs. Gallagher loaded her household goods and left for Cedar Rapids Tuesday of this week, where she will make her future home.
-- M. L. Brady opened up his saloon at this place last Wednesday.
-- Oran Brown has sold his barber shop to Mr. Hardy, of Havelock .
-- Herbert Easton, formally of this place, was married September 11, at Altoona , Kansas .
-- Mrs. Hattie Baird, of Des Moines , is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Stebbins, of this place.
-- Mrs. Stover was a passenger for Waukee recently where she will visit her parents for a couple of weeks.
-- Dr. Adams left Tuesday for Chicago . His wife will follow in a week or so. He will take a course in the study of the eye, ear and nose and will make a specialty of this line of work. He was in Curlew for about five years and worked up a large practice.