Newspaper items to 1898-1905
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Feb 3, 1898
- The Women's Foreign Missionary Society, of the Methodist church,
will meet with Mrs. Knoblauch on this Friday afternoon.
- Cards are out for the marriage of Miss Anna Greer and a Mr. McCreary, both of
Rush Lake township. The wedding will occur the 14th of February.
-E.P. Redmond will hold a public auction in this city, on Wednesday, February
16, 1898. He will offer up for sale a team, some corn, rugs, carpets and a stove
and other articles.
- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith are rejoicing over a bright, little baby girl, that
came to their home on Monday, Jan. 31, 1898. It is their first child, hence is a
very welcome addition to the family.
-Mr. W.F. Smith of West Bend, and Miss Lena White of Fern Valley, were united in
marriage at the St. James hotel in this city, Tuesday. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. W.T. Jackson.
- Dr. J.C. Davies arrived home from his New York visit Tuesday. He was much
pleased with his visit and courteous treatment, especially from the Masonic
fraternity at Rochester and elsewhere.
- Mr. A.A. Moore who has purchased the grain and coal business from Major Darrah,
will remove his family to this city in a few weeks. He comes from Rockwell and
is spoken of very highly by those who know him. The Reporter wishes him a
successful business career in Emmetsburg.
- Ed. Peterson of Freedom township was quite happily surprised last Saturday
evening by about thirty of the young people of the neighborhood, who gathered at
his home and aided him in celebrating his birthday. A splendid supper was served
and the evening passed all too quickly away in social intercourse, and various
kinds of games.
- George Hughes met with an accident Thursday evening of last week. He fell from
the top of a thirty foot ladder in the Hunting elevator. About half way down he
struck on some rafters which broke his fall, and perhaps were the means of
saving his life. As it was he was badly bruised about the back of the head. He
went home for a few days, but is now at work again.
- Sunday morning there were no preaching services at the Congregational church,
owing to the illness of Rev. H.M. Case. He was taken sick Tuesday, and was not
able to get out of the house. He sent in his resignation as pastor of the
church. This was unexpected and created considerable consternation in the
congregation. The church has not yet acted on his resignation.
- The marriage of J.J. McDonald and Miss Agnes McCoy, took place in the Catholic
church of this city, Tuesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father
Daly. Mr. E.A. Branagan was best man, while Miss Nellie Martin was bride's maid.
A wedding breakfast was served at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. John
McCoy. Mr and Mrs McDonald left Tuesday evening for Warren, Illinois, where they
will spend a few days in visiting at the home of a sister of Mr. McDonald. The
Reporter wishes the happy couple a pleasant journey down life's pathway.
- On Monday morning, Mr. Michael Daily of Ayrshire, and Miss Katie Burns of
Great Oak, were united in marriage at the Catholic church, Rev. Father Daly,
officiating. A generous wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr .and Mrs. Lawrence Burns. In the evening a dance in honor of the
occasion was given in Kahley Hall in Ayrshire. The young people are among the
best people in their respective communities, and their many friends will wish
them happiness and prosperity as they journey down life's pathway together.
- George Barefoot of Ayrshire, was up Friday, attending to business interests in
Emmetsburg. He has rented his farm and will move to Ayrshire, where he will
engage in the grain business. He will have a public sale Feb. 9th to dispose of
his stock and farming implements.
- The home of Mr. T. O'Connor in the south part of town was the scene of a
pleasant, social gathering on Friday evening of last week. It was a party
tendered the young people by Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor and was attended by more than
sixty and highly enjoyed by all. The evening was spent in dancing and in other
forms of social amusement. Refreshment were served.
- Mrs. J.P. Crose received a card last Friday announcing the marriage of Miss
Pearl Deisher to Mr. John Trimmer. This interesting event took place at the home
of the bride's parents in Bradford, Ill., on Tuesday of last week. Mrs.
Trimmer's Emmetsburg friends wish her much happiness in her married life.
However, we regret that as a Trimmer, she will not be likely to trim their hats
for them any more.
- Class No. 2 of the Methodist Sunday school, taught by Mrs. Walker, and class
No. 4, taught by E.A. Morling, were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.E.G.
Saunders Monday evening to enjoy a social time. The evening was spent in games,
charades, and other forms of social amusement. The evening was a very delightful
one to all concerned. The refreshments served consisted of various kinds of
fruit, nut and cake.
- The people of Emmetsburg were saddened Saturday, by the intelligence
that Mrs. Rhetta Stuntz nee Long, had died at her home in Marshalltown that
morning. The deceased came to Emmetsburg in 1890 and entered the employ of
the American Investment Co., where she remained until the greater share of the
business was closed up by the receiver. During her six years' stay among the
Emmetsburg people, she won the hearts of all by her cheerful disposition and
loveable character. She was an earnest Christian, and was ever ready to do her
Master's bidding. She was especially prominent in Sunday school and Epworth
League work, and both those bodies at their meeting Sunday adopted resolutions
of sympathy and respect, and forwarded them to her bereaved husband. The funeral
took place in Marshalltown, Tuesday.
- Major H.C. Darrah has sold out his grain and coal business at this place, and
his elevator at Rodman to A.A. Moore of Rockwell, Ia. The deal was made Monday
evening and Mr. Moore took charge of the business Tuesday morning. It is to be
regretted that Mr. Darrah quit business in Emmetsburg, for he has always been a
public spirited man, and always ready to do his best to advance the interests of
Emmetsburg and Palo Alto county. His family, however, will remain in Emmetsburg
and the Reporter hopes to see the Major return from the gold fields of the far
north, with a fortune sufficient to enable him to settle down in Emmetsburg and
live in comfort and ease the balance of his days.
until Feb. 1, '97 at M.F. Kerwick's.
Money to loan on real estate.
I will sell my milk route in this city
and also my milk wagons. For particulars
call on me at my residence, two blocks east
of the Catholic church.
Some good fresh milch cows for sale
at reasonable prices. Call at my residence
1 miles east of Emmetsburg.
Having rented my farm I will offer at public sale at my
place, 1 miles north and 1 1/4 miles west of Ayrshire on Feb. 9, 1898, the
following described property: Sixty-five head of high grade short-horn cattle,
consisting of 20 steers three months on feed; 17 steers coming 2 years old; 8
yearling steers; 8 cows, some fresh and others fresh soon; 4 two year old
heifers; 3 yearling heifers; 5 calves; 64 head hogs, including some choice brood
sows; a good work hours, 6 years old; 1 new two seated buggy; 1 new 6 foot cut
Deering mower; 1 Plano binder; 1 little Yankee plow; 1 walking plow; 1 cutter; 1
broad wheel wagon; 1 wagon, one 18 foot lever drag; 1 walking cultivator; 2
riding cultivators; 1 corn planter with check row; 3 sets of work harness; 1
road cart; 1 hog rack; 65 bushels Mansury barley; 4 bushels choice clover seed.
Sale commences at 10:00 a.m. For terms see bills.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, August 5, 1898
-The W.A. will meet next Friday, August 5th, at the residence of Mrs. L.E.
Watson at 3:00 p.m. Please bring contents of missionary boxes with you. All are
-Mr. H.W. Woods who has been working for his brother Dan in the barber shop for
the past three months left last week for Alcester, South Dakota, where he has
purchased a barber shop.
-A.M. McNamara of Fulton, Illinois, is anxious to put an electric light plant in
Emmetsburg and offers to furnish the city with arc lamps of 2,000 c.p. at a
scale varying from $72.00 per lamp, per year, for seven lamps, to $60.00 per
year for twenty lamps. To be lighted on the moonlight schedule.
-The drug stock was removed from the McCormick to the Joyce building on Monday
where business will be carried on for some time. Several parties are negotiating
for it, some with a view of continuing the business here and one with a view of
opening it up in Cylinder.
-A meeting of the directors of the Agricultural Society was held on Saturday at
which the resignation of Mr. Collins as secretary was accepted, and John F.
Neary was put in to fill his place. Several minor matters touching the fair were
also arranged. The premium lists are now ready for distribution.
-The Indians on the Tama reservation will harvest 1,000 bushels of wheat, 3,000
bushels of oats and 20,000 bushels of corn this season. The Keokuk Gate City
remarks that the civilized Indian is not such a bad farmer after all, and the
old saying that there is no good Indian but a dead one evidently does not apply
to the red man on the Iowa reservation.
-J.A. Spoor of Mallard has bought the west side livery from E.D. Fuller and
takes possession next Monday morning. Mr. Spoor is a man of experience in the
livery business and fully understands how to accommodate the public. He is also
an auctioneer of many years' experience and will devote a part of his time
in this line. He has already moved his family here- Armstrong Advocate.
-The old adage that troubles never come singly is truly verified in the J.
Thatcher family the past two weeks. A week ago a daughter, Mrs. Joe Wagner, of
Rodman, was operated upon for appendicitis and was supposed to be getting along
nicely for the first few days, and in fact the wound has healed up without
trouble, but last Friday she was attacked with some kind of a stomach trouble
and has since been at the point of death. Last week a daughter-in-law, Mrs. J.H.
Thatcher, of Ruthven, was taken to a Chicago hospital and an operation for the
same trouble performed. And as if this were not enough, word was received a few
days ago that another daughter, in Oregon, Mrs. George Frost, was very sick.
They are indeed in trouble and have the sympathy of the entire community.--West
-Mr. J.F. Dealy is laying a plank sidewalk in front of his residence.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor, Sunday, July 31st, a daughter.
-Mr. J.S. Greene has moved into the McLaughlin house lately vacated by Dr.
-Fred Engler is at Whittemore this week putting in a gas lighting plant in some
of the new buildings.
-Carr & Parker, of Des Moines, are the attorneys for Mr. Helsell in the
libel suit that he has commenced.
-The Laurens Sun tells that Mrs. W.E. Crowder is at Colorado Springs and that
her health is improving.
-J.A. Mathison has been appointed postmaster at Forsythe in place of E.T. Sorum
who resigned that place.
-Miss Anna Donovan is one of the instructors in the Teachers' Institute that
convenes in Estherville on the 8th.
-It is told that E.E. Shriner, the merchant prince of Rodman, lately filled a
man's jug with syrup when lubricating oil was called for.
-The Estherville Republican announces that Miss Kate B. Woods will return to
Minneapolis about the middle of August and take a course in Osteopathy.
-Mr. McCormick has sold the shelving that was used by Messrs. Maxon &
Carmichael to J. Howland & Son, of Rockwell, Iowa, and has an order out for
a new outfit adapted to the new use to which the store room is to be put.
-Mr. Knoblauch is now East selecting a stock of dry goods for the new firm of
E.J. Knoblauch & Co., (Mr. and Mrs. Knoblauch) The store room is to be
thoroughly refitted and the ladies are naturally anticipating the grand opening,
which is expected to take place about the middle of the month.
-Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Baker returned from their ten-weeks' trip in Michigan, Lower
Canada and New England, last Thursday. They spent several weeks at Mr. Baker's
boyhood home, and in New England took in Boston and enjoyed a trip on the salt
water at Boston. The outing did them both good and Mr. Baker gets home in trim
to talk Mutual Insurance stronger than ever.
- Messrs. Dealy & O'Toole have put in a line of souvenir china dishes with
views of several of the Emmetsburg public buildings on them. They are made in
Austria especially for this enterprising firm. The ware is good and the pictures
photographically correct. If the dishes are appreciated the series will no doubt
The wedding at C.F. Bliven's Wednesday evening of Fritz
Theise and Maude R. Bliven, was a brilliant affair. The house was beautifully
decorated for the bride, who was dressed in pure white, and the groom. Dr.
Jackson occupied the alcove during the marriage ceremony. The maid of honor was
Miss Theise, of Denver, and the best man was Mr. Christianson, of St. James,
Minnesota. Miss Alice Ormsby was flower girl. Among the guests from abroad were
Mrs. Theise and daughter, of Denver, Colorado, mother and sister of the groom.
The presents were numerous, and fine among them $500 cash
from Mrs. Theise, a quarter section of land from A.L. Ormsby, uncle of the
bride, a fine jersey cow from Mr. and Mrs. Bliven, and others too numerous to
mention and from all parts of the country not excepting Greater New York.
The house was full of guests. The wedding march was played by
Mrs. Tyson. The refreshments were delicious and delicate and were served by the
bon ton young ladies of the city.
Everything went off like clock work under the management of
Mr. A.H. Simon. The evening was a very happy and enjoyable occasion.
Notice to Hunters
I will give a reward of $10 for evidence that will convict
any person of shooting prairie chickens or ducks before September
1st. G.E. DELEVAN. State Game Warden.
Any person found trespassing on the lands of W.E.G. Saunders,
in Palo Alto County, with dog or gun, will be prosecuted to the full extent of
By order W.E.G. SAUNDERS. Per ARTHUR GIBSON.
A Birthday Surprise.
Mr. Gitchell, Mine Host of the Waverly, was treated to a
surprise party on Friday evening, the occasion being in memory of his fortieth
birthday. He was the recipient of several very fine presents, and after
refreshments had been served the evening was given to dancing and social
Mrs. Lulu Scott experienced nurse wishes employment if you
are sick. Give her a call.
A Bad Accident
Last Saturday morning while driving along a grade, on his way
to John Brennan's grain field, young George Lumrey met with a serious accident
that cost him his right thumb. The roadway was narrow and the driving chain of
the machine became clogged with weeds and while he was pulling them out one of
the horses made a step that drew the thumb between the chain and the toothed
wheel on which it runs, which so crushed the thumb that Doctor O'Brien had to
take it off. The loss is serious but Mr. Lumrey will have to console himself
with the thought that it might have been worse.
Democratic County Convention
The democratic convention Saturday was very lightly attended
but organized with W.J. O'Brien as chairman and Lewis Stuehmer as secretary. The
delegates to the different conventions are as follows:
State- H.S. Pfiffner, Thomas O'Connor, G.W. Downs, George R.
Bookman, J.B. Lambe, James Dunnigan, R.M. J. McFarland Jr., and Fred Witte.
Congressional - H.J. Huskamp, Myles McNally, John Nolan, John
Moncrief, John Dooley, W.I. Brannigan, B.F. McFarland and George R. Bookman.
Judicial- Thomas O'Connor, W.J. O'Brien, M. Schuyler, C.A.
Howie, F. Heiderman, T.F. McCue, L. Steuhemer, M. McNally, and P.E. Fagan.
Resolved by the democrats of Palo Alto county, in convention
assembled, that we appreciate the spirit of friendship, courtesy and zeal that
has prompted so many of the newspapers of our state, and especially of our
surrounding counties, in suggesting the name of Hon. Edwin Anderson, of our
county as an available candidate for congress from this district.
Resolved. That we heartily endorse his record as a member of
our state legislature, and we assure the voters of our district that, if
nominated and elected, to serve us in the national house of representatives. He
possessed the ability, the prudence, the wisdom, and the energy to represent the
practical interests of the people of northwestern Iowa.
- A young man by the name of Willie Wolf was brought before Mr. Crose last
Saturday and held to the grand jury on a charge of stealing a span of horses and
other property including a lot of clothing from Joseph Heise, of Great Oak
township, for whom he had been working. He had brought the team to Emmetsburg
and left it in one of the livery stables and then started on foot taking the
clothing with him- was captured in a cornfield near Blairgowrie farm. The story
has it that he had done pilfering from other farms on which he had worked.
- At its last session the City Council elected J.J. Reardon, of the Tribune,
City Clerk, in place of D.E. Collins, resigned.
The Ladies' Aid Society met with Mrs. G.C. Sands Thursday of
W.A. Sands left for Grand Junction Sunday morning where he
will visit this week, and will be accompanied home by his wife and daughter.
William White met with what might have been a serious
accident a week ago last Saturday, while hoisting hay from a loaded wagon to the
hay loft. The trip-rope refused to work and Mr. White gave it a tremendous pull,
and the rope broke letting him fall from the top of the load to the ground, his
back striking a large store. He had fainting spells afterwards and was obliged
to keep his bed for a few days.
Tom and James Ashcraft have been enjoying a visit from their
brother, of Seymour, Iowa.
F.J. Lodes, Frank Sawyer, M. Shuler and J.P. Wagner were
delegates from Rush Lake township, at the democratic convention held at the
Our new store keeper, Mr. Tennent met with two misfortunes
while visiting at Rockwell City; one of the horses he hired of Mr. Ellis
died and Mr. Tennant was unable to return on account of a sprained ankle. He
still walks with a cane.
Phillip Barrick is moving onto a farm south of town.
Mr. J. Hildreth left for Bayard , Iowa, on Monday, where he
will remain for two or three weeks to look after his interests at that place.
Otis McNett, a former resident of this place, has been
visiting with relatives and friends in this city.
It is with deep sorrow that we record the death of Mrs. J.W.
Hanson, which occurred at her home in this city on Saturday, July 30th. The
funeral was held at the residence on Tuesday, August 2nd, at 1:00. Rev. Bagnell,
of LeMars, officiated assisted by Rev. O.S. Bryan.
Thomas Hanson of Center City, Nebraska, Alfred Hanson, wife
and daughter of Oelwein, Iowa, and Auburn Hoyt, and E.B. Cook, of Lake Mills,
Wisconsin, came to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hanson.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Lesses, of Fenimore, Wisconsin, was called
here on account of the sickness and death of Mrs. Hanson.
Mrs. Georgia Harvey returned to Ruthven Tuesday, after a
several weeks's stay with her sister, Mrs. Campbell, of Topeka, Kansas.
THE GOLD COUNTRY
A Perilous Trip with a Golden Ending--Perhaps.
SHORTIE CREEK, N.W.T.
Sunday, July 26, 1898
JOHN T. LAUGHLIN.
Dear Sir:- I take pleasure in writing you a few lines to let
you know how we are getting along. We have got to our destination at last. We
traveled over the mountains one hundred and eighty miles and hauled a sled all
the way; it was a hard job on such a trail as we had- swimming rivers and
climbing mountains. It was a terror. We went in over the Daalton Trail, which
was a hard one and not much traveled. We were the first party (excepting Daalton
himself,) to go in on it. We succeeded, but Daalton tried hard to discourage us.
We never had a mishap, all the time we were on it- which was lucky.
We see by the papers that they had a bad snowslide on the
Chilcoot Pass in which a good many lost their lives. They have got out
fifty-five bodies already but there are thirty-five more in the avalanche.
We have all got claims except Major Darrah, and good ones
too. I have a claim that is worth twenty thousand dollars, if it keeps on as it
has been doing. We worked it some and found it all right. We are one hundred and
thirty miles northwest of Daalton's Post. We will work here the rest of the
summer and get out some of the gold, and then get back to the coast for winter-
and probably to Iowa.
We had a snow storm to-day; but we have had splendid weather
up till now, since we struck the Creek.
I hear that Samuel C. Blair is dead. It must have been a
Now, about the country. It is all mountains and glaciers. It
is a beautiful country with flowers and snow-capped mountains. It is a great
country for game, - moose, caribou, deer, foxes, bears, wolves and wolverines,
mountain sheep and tarmays and all kinds of birds. Fish are plentiful in the
lakes and rivers.
I did not see Mr. Kane when I came through. I was at Dyea and
Scaughway both, but I failed to see him.
Now I will close in hopes of hearing from you soon. I have
not received a letter from Iowa yet, though I have written several. I have
written to you twice. I haven't got an answer to either one, but I expect one
Give my best respects to my acquaintances. Good-by just now.
Emmetsburg Democrat, Sep. 16, 1898:
H.W. Kent stepped on a piece of broken glass Thursday of last week and as a
result has a very sore foot. The glass penetrated the shoe and cut his foot
Markets: Wheat 45 cents per bushel; corn 20; oats 17; flax 74; barley 20 to
25; rye 32; hogs $3.40 to $3.50 per cwt; butter, creamery 20, dairy 16 cents per
pound and eggs 10 cents.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, October 7, 1898
- The Merrie Bell Opera Company played in Music Hall Saturday evening to a
large audience. This company is away above the average traveling companies
working towns the size of Emmetsburg and gave entire satisfaction. The singing
was spoken of very highly.
-Marshall McNally was the recipient of a nice present last week in the shape of
a cane. It came as a present from Jack Conlon, who is confined at Anamosa, and
was Jack's own handiwork. It was made of leather rings formed around a steele
rod. It required considerable time and work to make it and was a neat piece of
-A bad railroad accident occurred on the Milwaukee road near Fostoria, north of
Spencer last Saturday. A bridge about sixteen feet in length burned out and a
freight train ran into it and was hurled into the ditch. The engineer and
fireman both jumped but each sustained some injury. Roadmaster Woods, of Mason
City, was on the engine and also jumped but was caught by wreckage of the engine
and was crushed to death. Several cars were piled up in bad shape and it took
several flat cars to haul the wreckage away. The death of Mr. Woods is deeply
lamented as he was a popular official and had a host of friends.
-Miss Lena Gusland has purchased the residence property of C.C. Gusland on North
Union street. The property is a good one as it comprises 1 1/2 lots on the
corner close to the business center of the city.
- Sam Halsey and family now occupy their new home in the Second ward north of
the high school building. It is a cozy place and will make them a comfortable
-J.H. Hinkley's cloak sale Thursday and Friday of last week was a very
successful one. In all he succeeded in disposing of over sixty garments. This
made a pretty good two days sale.
-Rev. Walker and family left last Tuesday evening for their new home at Morning
Side. They took with them the best wishes of the people of Emmetsburg for their
-James Gowans had a very successful cloak sale Tuesday. The weather was a little
against the sale, but notwithstanding, he succeeded in selling quite a number of
-James Dooley has sold his farm south of town to C.H. Mix. The farm comprises
236 acres and he brought the neat little sum of $8,025.00. Palo Alto real estate
commands a good price on the market.
-During the fair week B. Towle's little boy was thrown from a horse and his left
arm broken, the bone near the elbow being badly shattered. It is getting along
nicely but it will be a long time before it will be strong enough to use.
-Chas. Bleckwenn has also put up a fine new residence which will make him a
commodious and comfortable home. These improvements are all in the northeastern
part of the township and they comprise only a part of those made during the past
- Leroy Grout received a letter from Lieutenant Shulck, of Company C, First
Mississippi regiment, in which he expresses the deepest regret at the death of
Lieutenant Grout. The Mississippi boys were firm friends of the Iowa boys.
-Miss Ella Hough left last Friday for Miles City, Mont. where she has secured a
position in the schools of that city. Miss Hough has many friends who sincerely
regret to have her leave, and all wish for her success.--Ruthven Appeal.
-The clerks and teachers of Spencer tendered the Clay county soldier boys a
reception on last Monday evening. They also invited Company K to participate in
it. Accordingly seventeen from this city and five from Ruthven went over on the
evening train. They were met at the depot by the Spencer band and escorted to a
hall where an elaborate and delicious supper was served. At eight o'clock all
assembled in the Opera Hall where the reception took place. The hall was
profusely and tastily decorated. The stairway was arched over with flags and
bunting, while the walls were almost hidden by decorations of the same colors.
Even the electric light was utilized for the same purpose and sent forth its
rays from globes of red, white and blue. The stage had been gotten up to
represent a camping ground and in the center stood a tent among a mass of
oleanders and other potted shrubbery and plants. On the south wall was the motto
"Remember the Maine," and directly opposite on the north wall were the
words, "Company K." Across the northwest corner (on a background of
white) wrought in red, white and blue letters was the inscription, "The
Soldiers of 1898." This was made brilliant by numerous red, white and blue
lights. The whole made a brilliant appearance and presented a pleasing aspect to
all beholders. The address of welcome was made by the mayor of the city, who was
followed by the pastors of he Methodist and Congregational churches. Everybody
in Spencer seemed to be present and all were served with refreshments. It was
certainly an elaborate and brilliant affair and the soldier boys who were
present will always cherish a kindly remembrance of ones who gave the reception
and of the cordial welcome the good people of Spencer gave them.
Court convened Monday with Judge F.H. Helsell presiding. The
first two days were taken up in arguing motions and in attending to probate
matters. Considerable business of this nature was disposed of.
Wednesday the case of Dr. Lacy vs. Kossuth County came up for
trial and at this writing is still engaging the attention of the court. The case
grew out of Kossuth county refusing to pay Lacy a bill for doctoring a family
that was too poor to pay the bill themselves. The county contends that the bill
was an exorbitant one. The case was tried in this county a couple of years ago
and Lacy got a verdict. it was carried to the supreme court and was sent back to
the district court for a new trial.
-Mrs. Page, of Spirit Lake, spent Sunday in this city with her sister, Mrs. J.P.
-M.L. Brown left Wednesday morning for Des Moines to attend the Seni Om Sed
doing in that city.
-Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Small returned Tuesday from a few days' visit with friends
and relatives at Sioux Rapids.
-Miss Lena Ash returned Wednesday morning from a six weeks' stay with relatives
and friends in Central Illinois.
-Mrs. Bert Kingsley of Nebraska is spending a few days visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J.S. Scott, of this city.
-Mrs. Robert Henderson, of Goodland, Indiana, arrived here Wednesday morning to
spend a month with her sons, R.P. and F.G. Henderson, of North Freedom.
-A Mr. Jones and Briggs of Central Illinois, arrived Wednesday morning and are
spending a short time at the Ash home, northeast of town. Mr. Briggs is a nephew
of Mrs. Ash.
-Miss Minnie Nelson, of Depew, left Monday for Des Moines where she expects to
get a position as a stenographer. Her many Palo Alto friends wish her success in
her new home.
-Mrs. Shaw, mother of J.J. Shaw, of the this city, and daughter, Miss Lizzie
Shaw, of West Union, arrived the latter part of last week and will spend a
couple of weeks visiting in this city.
-Mrs. S.J. Penny, accompanied by children, of Vernon, left Tuesday morning for
Ponce, Neb. to visit her parents. She stopped over a day or two in Sioux City to
visit a sister who resides there.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, October 14, 1898
- Postmaster Berg, of Graettinger, has resigned and the latest reports are
that it will not be necessary to import a man to succeed him, as there are a
half-dozen applicants for the place.
-Come and hear William Hawley Smith, Friday evening and get fifty cents worth of
fun, and fifty cents worth of instruction all for twenty-five cents. This is a
rare opportunity to hear one of America's greatest lecturers for half price.
-Sunday a party consisting of the Misses Janet Ketchen, Sarah Seaton, Jessie
Scott and Lena Gusland, drove to the home of Miss Ketchen, in Jack Creek
township, Emmet county, and spent the day. An enjoyable trip was reported.
-Mr. and Mrs. John Kreig, of Ellington township, are mourning the death of their
daughter Alma, who died on Monday, aged about ten years. The remains were buried
in the Catholic cemetery at Mallard on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Kreig have our
recent sympathy in their bereavement.
-Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Henderson, who reside in the vicinity of Blairgourie, are
rejoicing over the advent into the home circle of a bright baby girl. The little
one came to their home Saturday, and is their first born. In consequence the
proud parents are receiving the congratulations of numerous friends.
-Graettinger seems to have been very prosperous during the past year. Twelve new
substantial residences have been erected this summer and a large brick block,
forty by fifty feet, is in process of erection. The merchants report that trade
for the past year has been the best for many years and the outlook for an
increase of trade is very bright as crops are moving at a rapid rate.
-The residence of R.O. Bacon, in the Second ward, was entered by burglars, some
time during Sunday night, who secured about $8 in cash. The night was a good one
for such purposes, for the noise of the pelting rain covered any other noise
that might have been made. The money was taken from Mr. Bacon's trousers which
were on a chair near his bed. The back door was left unlocked and the burglars
entered through it.
-Company K left on Tuesday for Des Moines, to report at Camp McKinley for
mustering out. It is expected that it will take until the latter part of the
month to make out the pay roll, check it up, and take the physical examination.
Every man will be examined or else waive all claims against the government, for
injuries received in the service. To do all of this requires considerable work,
and red tape, and it is not expected that the boys will get home before the
first of November.
-The good people of Ruthven tendered a reception to the members of Company K,
last Friday evening. Unfortunately for the Emmetsburg members of the company,
they did not learn of the reception, or that they had been invited to attend,
until too late to get there. We are, however informed that a splendid time was
had by all those in attendance. The reception, refreshments and everything
pertaining to the affair were all that could be expected. The people of Ruthven
never do anything by halves, and the boys only regret that they did not learn of
the affair in time to attend.
- The Graettinger Times, of last week, contains a lengthy write-up of the
marriage of Mr. Gustave Olsen and Miss Bessie Christopher which took place in
Graettinger on Wednesday evening, October 5, 1898. We have not the honor of the
groom's acquaintance, but understand that he is a worthy young man and has the
respect of many friends. The bride is the daughter of A. Christopher who lives
just across the boundary of Vernon township in Emmet county and who is well
known to all of the old settlers of Emmetsburg and northern Palo Alto. She is a
young lady of estimable qualities and all who know her loved her for her true
womanly ways. She was amiable and generous and always stood ready to do acts of
love with whom she came in contact. She was an ardent Good Templar and always
exercised true charity toward all mankind. The REPORTER trusts that the future
of Mr. and Mrs. Olsen will be a happy and prosperous one.
- Robt. Shea is making improvements in his residence.
-Born, Friday, October 7, to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Steil, a daughter.
- J.C. Baker started on Wednesday for a business trip to Des Moines and one of
recreation to the exposition at Omaha.
-Died at the home of his grandparents, in Rush Lake township, the little son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Warrell-aged seven months.
-Geo. Herley and C.A. Smith have rented the new A.O.H. building and will jointly
occupy it with their stocks of drugs and jewelry.
- Dr. Craig reports a bran new boy at John McGuire's. It arrived September 30th.
All parties concerned are doing nicely.--Ayrshire Chronicle.
-The Ladies' Guild of Trinity church will give a tea at the residence of Mr. Wm.
Moses on Wednesday, October 19, at 3 p.m.. All are invited.
-A bad fire is reported at Estherville on Wednesday night. The Lincoln house and
several buildings on the south side of the square are reported as destroyed.
-B.J. Bradley, of Vernon, was thrown from a horse, on Friday evening and
received a very severe injury to one of his ankles. Dr. O'Brien says that it is
likely to cripple him for some time.
- C.S. Duncan and Leslie Duncan left Tuesday morning for Omaha, where they will
take the Exposition. The great attraction, however, is the fact that President
McKinley is to be there Wednesday.
- Editor Gruell and Wood, of the Estherville Vindicator, Carpenter, of the
Democrat, and eight or ten other citizens of Estherville, were in attendance at
a Republican rally in this city Saturday.
- We are in receipt of the Clay City Chronicle, published at Clay City, Ky. Mr.
C.D. Hammond, the publisher, was formerly a resident of this county, and is a
nephew of D.L. Daley, of this city. Mr. Hammond's many friends here will be glad
to hear of his whereabouts, and his present avocation.
- Frank Taylor is assisting in the Kreiger restaurant during Mr. Kreiger's
absence with Company K.
A Serious Accident.
Saturday evening L. Steuhmer met with an accident that cost
him a broken leg. Along toward evening he and Charles McCormick thought they
would drive out in the country five or six miles, to get a wild goose, as they
were preparing to go up into Minnesota for a hunt. They had arrived at their
destination, got the goose, and were returning home. It was getting dark and
when near Mr. Harrison's place, about three miles east of town, they came across
some movers camped alongside of the road. The horse saw them first and stopped
short and wheeled around upsetting the buggy, and throwing the occupants out.
Fortunately Mr. McCormick escaped without serious injury, though badly bruised
and shaken up. Mr. Steuhmer was not so lucky, and feeling a peculiar sensation
in his leg, he said to Mr. McCormick that a wire had wrapped around it, thinking
that he had been thrown into a wire fence. He felt for the wire and found that
his leg was broken just above the ankle.
Mr. McCormick had to walk to Mr. John Miller's, about a mile
from the scene of the accident, before he could find help to bring Mr. Steuhmer
to town. It was after nine o'clock when they got to town, and Dr. Powers called
to set the broken limb. The break was a bad one, as both bones of the leg were
broken, and the broken ones protruded through the flesh. The injury is a very
painful one, and as yet Mr. Steuhmer has found but little rest or sleep.
The horse ran only a short distance when he became entangled
in the harness, and was thrown down where he lay until released.
A Sad Death.
One of the saddest deaths we have been called on to chronicle
in connection with the late war is the death of E.C. Peo, which occurred at
Lexington, Kentucky, about ten days ago. He was a member of the Iowa Signal
Corps, and was killed by being dragged under a train of cars while performing an
act of courtesy to a lady. He was at one time operator of the H.C.R. & N.
depot at Emmetsburg and later he was station agent at Wallingford. Several years
ago he was married to a daughter of Mrs. A.B. Carter, who, with a little
five-year-old boy, is left to mourn his death. He was the youngest brother of
Mrs. W.H. Parkin, of this place, and all have the sympathy of their many friends
here. To be killed in battle, or even to be taken with sickness and die in the
hospital, are the fortunes of war, but to be stricken down in perfect health, by
an accident in nowise connected with doings of arms makes it more hard for the
loved ones to bear. Yet he died while in his country's service and was as much a
patriot as if he had fallen at Santiago.-- West Bend Journal.
Wanted, For Sale, Etc.
Twenty yearling heifers for sale. Time given if desired.
Two checks, one for $20 drawn by John Dooley to W.H. Vaughn,
on Farmers Savings' Bank, the other for $18 drawn by P. Eaton to George Peddie
on Palo Alto County Bank. The public is cautioned against accepting or using
Corn Huskers Wanted.
Good Corn. Good Pay.
P.C. Duer, Vernon Township.
Tom Lane will sell at public auction October 20th, 1898, on
the old Alexander farm, on the north half of section 33-95-33, two miles north
of Curlew, some eight or ten head of horses and colts, and about one hundred
head of cattle, consisting of about sixty head of cows and heifers, five or six
head of young Short Horn Bulls, the balance being yearlings and calves, both
steers and heifers. More than one-half of the above are pure bred Short Horn
cattle, and can be recorded. The pedigrees, however, have not been kept up. Some
fifteen head are registered. Come and buy these cattle at your own price. This
is one of the best opportunities you will have to get such stock as the cattle
are thin and will not fetch anything like what they are worth. Sale to commence
at one o'clock. Terms of sale one year's time on approved notes, on all sums
over $10. Under $10, cash. T. LANE.
MELVIN FISK, Auctioneer.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Jan 13, 1899
P.F. Gylling went to Hoprig, the fore part of the week, to look
after the store in that place. Barney Benson, who was running it was quite sick,
and could not attend to the business, hence Mr. Gylling was compelled to go up.
Mrs. Gylling ran the business here while he was absent.
The Sioux Rapids Republican changed hands January 1, 1899 and
is being published by Charles Colwell, formerly of the Sioux Rapids Press. It
will be remembered that the Republican, under its former editor made a bitter
personal campaign upon Judge Holsell and Judge Quarton. We presume this had
something to do in bringing about the change.
The ice men are in the midst of their ice harvest, we presume
in anticipation of January thaw, that rarely comes. However, the ice is of
excellent quality, and about two feet in thickness. C.E. Taylor has quite a
number of teams at work and expects to have his big house filled by the end of
the week. Harrison & Moore are also at work, and will soon have their supply
in their house.
J.H. Knoblauch & Co have deepened the basement of their
store, to over seven feet in the clear, put in a new floor and ceiled it. The
walls will also be plastered and the basement fixed up in good shape. They
expect to shortly put in a stock of groceries which they will carry in addition
to their stock of dry goods. The room will be lighted by gas, and everything
fixed up in first class shape.
The boxing contest between R.M. Black, of this city, and
Yellowhammer, of Mason City, on Friday evening last, drew quite a crowd. Each
man had his second, a referee was selected, and the contest conducted in a
scientific manner. It was not a very even match as Yellowhammer out-classed
Black and scored the most points. Black is plucky, but needs practice. After the
first match, several local parties caught the fever and had a few rounds.
Sickness has increased wonderfully during the past week, and
it seems that almost everybody is ailing more or less. The prevailing trouble is
LaGrippe, which has a tendency to develop into pneumonia. Among those who have
suffered from it during the past week are Mrs. C.M. Henry, Mrs. J.P. Crose, R.A.
Carr, C.H. Terwilliger, Mrs. Frank Morris, O.W. Hodgkinson, and Frank
Illingworth. A great many children are also suffering from severe colds and the
physicians seem to find all that they can attend to.
Frank Kean, a son of J.P. Kean of Walnut township, arrived in
this city on Monday. Mr. Kean is at present located on Douglas Island, on the
Pacific coast, and returned from the Klondyke regions last August. He says that
there were thirty thousand men in Klondyke that would be glad to get an
opportunity to get out, as only a very few made any money at all. While in
Klondyke, Mr. Kean met several of the Palo Alto fellows who were there, among
them being Barry, Doyle and Larson. He only expects to stay in this vicinity
about a week, and then return to the coast.
On Monday a fellow short on cash, and long on cheek, tried to
run the latter on Krieger's restaurant, for an oyster stew. However, he slipped
up on it and had to dig up a quarter. He walked into the restaurant and ordered
an oyster stew and when he thought no one was watching, he slipped out the door
into the back room, and made for the alley. Jim Doyle was on the alert, and
caught the fellow before he got out of the back room and demanded the quarter.
The fellow was very indignant, to think that anyone should mistrust his honesty,
and hunted up a quarter, which he reluctantly paid over to Jim. He was honest,
John Shartle, of Ruthven, an ex-member of Company K,
Fifty-Second Iowa, was a business visitor in this city on Friday. While here he
called on his former associates in army life. He is a brother of Miss Eva
Shartle, who was for some time one of the well-known teachers in this county.-- Estherville
Mr. and Mrs. Soper entertained the officers and teachers
of he Methodist Sunday school on Wednesday evening. Music and social intercourse
made the evening a very pleasant one indeed for all concerned. The refreshments
consisted of sandwiches, coffee, pine apple ice, various kinds of cakes and
The entrance doors to the Congregational church have been
repainted, grained and varnished. The work was done by A. Stone.
The marriage of Mr. W.J. Dunphy and Miss Mary Shea, was
solemnized in Assumption church, on Monday morning, Rev. J.J. Smith officiating.
The bride was attended by Miss Bridget Shea, and Joseph Littleton, was
groomsman. Only the relatives and a few of the most intimate friends of the
contracting parties were present, to witness the nuptial ceremony. Both the
bride and groom are well known to the people of Emmetsburg and vicinity, and are
highly respected for their estimable qualities. The young people will go to
housekeeping in Nevada township, followed by the best wishes of their many
The following is taken from an article in the Emmet County Republican,
written in reference to the business change in the firm of Soper, Allen,&
Alexander of that place.:-
"Captain Soper settled at this place and engaged in the
practice of law in 1871, and has continued in practice here and at Emmetsburg
continuously ever since. He has been connected with almost all important
litigation in Emmet and Palo Alto counties during the past twenty-five years,
and has had much experience and remarkable success in both the courts of this
state and the United States. As attorney for the American Investment Company, he
has had charge of important cases in the courts of most of the states of the
union, and is familiar with the practices of all adjoining states. The affairs
of the American Investment Company having been closed up, Captain Soper will
devote much time to the business of the Estherville firm, and will be in
constant communication with the office, spending much of his time in the office.
He will be in attendance at all terms of court in the county, and will give
personal attention to all matters as may be desired.
Mr. Alexander, the new member, is a graduate of Cornell
college, and of the State University of Iowa Law School, and has been in
constant practice of his profession, at Emmetsburg, for the past five years. He
has been connected with practically all of the litigation growing out of the
business failures in Palo Alto county during the past five years and will make a
specialty of commercial law and litigation in both state and federal courts. He
will move his family to this place shortly.
Palo Alto Reporter
January 25, 1899:
Mr. M.L. Brady, who had been visiting his uncle, Patrick Brady, and other
friends in this section for ten days or more, returned to his home at Minooka,
P.F. Maguire, of Aryshire, returned from his Allamakee county visit last
Wednesday. He was accompanied by his cousin, Dennis Ryan, who will visit with
him for a short time.
Geo. Baker has been distributing some very handsome calendars for the
Farmers' Mutual Hall Insurance Association. They are among the neatest we have
seen. Accept hearty thanks, George.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane's little child, aged about two months, died Monday
and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at this place yesterday. Their many
friends sympathize with them in their loss.
Mrs. Sears, of Seattle, Wash., who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.K.
Martin, left for Minneapolis Monday morning where she will visit another
daughter for a short time. From there she will return home.
There was a big educational meeting at Ruthven Saturday. There was a splendid
program and the attendance was very large. The entire town turned out. Supt.
Anna Donovan attended and took an active part in the proceedings.
A few nights ago Mrs. Anthony Finn, of Rolfe, undertook to make some ginger
tea for a cold and, through a mistake, opened a package of insect powder instead
of ginger. A doctor had to be called to save her life. It was a close call.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Feb 10, 1899
-Frank Dealy is anxious to have the Business
Mens' Association revived, and has secured the names of nearly one hundred who
will gather at the Waverly hotel, the evening that the electric light is first
turned on, and participate in a supper, after which the association will be
revived. It will be a rousing old meeting without a doubt.
-Some little time ago Superintendent H.E. Blackmar of the public schools went
among the citizens of Emmetsburg, and solicited funds for the school library. He
met with a generous response, and succeeded in raising a fund of over two
hundred dollars. He is now judiciously expending this for books for the library.
Emmetsburg's schools will soon have a library second to none of a town of like
size in the state.
-We notice that Brother Brannagan is secretary of a new mining company which has
recently been organized to develop a gold mine in Montana. Honorable Edwin
Anderson, of Ruthven, is president of the new company. If the mine pans out
well, we would not be surprised to see both of those worthy silver advocates,
become staunch advocates of the gold standard. Stranger things have happened.
-Mr. and Mrs. George Holland, who reside a few miles southwest of town, were
given a surprise party on Tuesday evening. It was Mrs. Holland's birthday and
about fifty of their friends in Emmetsburg drove out and took possession of
their home for the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Holland were completely taken by
surprise, but surrendered possession for the evening, and a splendid social time
was enjoyed by all. Mrs. Holland was presented with an elegant parlor lamp, by
the guests as a memento of the occasion. Refreshments consisting of sandwiches,
coffee and cake were served.
-The Friday club met with Mrs. C.A. Smith on Friday afternoon, and held an
interesting session. Parliamentary drill was conducted by Mrs. Belle Mayne. Mrs.
H.M. Case had a very interesting article on The Religion and Churches of Russia.
The subject of Current Events was handled by Mrs. A.L. Bush, in a satisfactory
manner, and the lesson in Civics was conducted by Mrs. C.S. Starr. Misses Maude
Palmer and Minnie Retsloff, each rendered a vocal solo in a very pleasing
-T.F. McCue has formed a partnership with J.F. Neary in the Dakota land
business. The latter will look after this end of the business. They will have an
excursion on Tuesday, February 14th, at which time they expect a large number of
land seekers to take advantage of the cheap rates to look at the land. Mr. McCue
is desirous that the men who go from this section should purchase along a new
line of railroad that is to be built in the spring. The land is in the most
fertile part of North Dakota, and he feels that it is sure to give satisfaction.
-Mrs. Allum and son Fred have rented a house in the southeastern part of town,
and will shortly remove to it and commence housekeeping.
-Shaw & Kent have grown tired of their old ceiling and so have had a brand
new one, of steel, put on. It makes a big improvement in the appearance of their
-J.H. Hinkley has made a big improvement in his store by putting in a steel
ceiling. Work on it was commenced on last Monday by Willis Boyle, and rapidly
pushed to completion.
-Rex Meek of Silver Lake township was in Emmetsburg on Monday, closing a bargain
with A.K. Thoreson, for an eighty acres of land in Walnut township. We did not
learn what the consideration was.
-Number 213 drew the large Buck range at Shaw & Kent's hardware store. So
far no one has brought in the number and Messrs. Shaw & Kent are desirous
that the person having the number should come in and get the range.
-Presiding Elder, D.M. Yetter of the Algona district occupied the pulpit of the
M.E. church on Sunday evening, and delivered a very able discourse. Many very
favorable comments were made concerning it.
-J.F. Conway was called to Garner the fore part of the week, by the serious
illness of his brother, Charles Conway. The latter is very ill with the
pneumonia and his recovery is very doubtful. Mr. Conway came home on Tuesday
evening, but three of he Conway boys remained with their brother.
-J.H. Hinkley received word on Sunday of the death of Mrs. Hattie Brunson, a
sister of Mrs. Hinkley, who died at her home in Sibley on Saturday. The funeral
was not held until Wednesday in order that her son who resided in California
might be present.
-Mrs. Albert Johnson was at Emmetsburg a week visiting relatives while Mr.
Johnson was at Sioux Falls, attending the Buttermakers' convention.
-A car load of White Satin flour at Hinkley's for $4 per sack. Every sack
-Not long since a large number of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Myles McNally
gathered at their hospitable home in Emmetsburg township and gave them a
farewell party before they leave their abode in this city. It was an enjoyable
occasion for all concerned and the guests took their departure regretting that
the community was so soon to lose so estimable a family from among them.
-The Womans Club met with Mrs. C.E. Cohoon on Monday, and held a very
instructive session. The lesson covered the period of English history from 1547
to 1555, or during he reign of Edward VI and was conducted by Mrs. D.R.
Alexander. Mrs. Frank Illingworth had a paper on Educational Reform, Mrs.
Consigney, one on Edward VI; Mrs. A.L. Ormsby, one on Sir John Cheke and Art and
Mrs. W.E.G. Saunders, a Biographical Sketch of the Life of the Duke of Somerset.
A carload of young grade bulls, and a
carload of ewes already bred.
For pure blood Plymouth Rock
roosters, call at my farm on section
eighteen, Silver Lake township, or ad-
dress at Ruthven. GEO. KELL>
A girl for general housework. Family
small, work light.
MRS. E.S. ORMSBY.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, March 10, 1899
The Friday Club met with Mrs. George Baker on last Friday
afternoon and devoted the time to the profitable consideration of their various
topics. Parliamentary drill was conducted by Mrs. Geo. B. McCarty, in a skillful
manner. These drills assume a practical character. Mrs. H.M. Case had an able
article on the Polish struggle for national existence. Mrs. Belle Mayne had an
article on the Armenian question, in which she portrayed the intense suffering
of that people, because they would not forsake the Christian religion. The
lesson in civics was conducted by Mrs. E.S. Ormsby, in a manner that showed a
knowledge of the constitution and laws of the general government. Current events
were discussed by the entire club in such a manner as to demonstrate that the
ladies were conversant with the momentous events of the times. Mrs. E.J.
Hartshorn read an article on Music, which was an acceptable number on the
The Womans' Club met with Mrs. M.L. Brown on Monday
afternoon, and held an instructive session. The lesson in English history, was
conducted by Mrs. H.W. Beebe, in an acceptable manner. Parliamentary drill was
conducted by Mrs. D.R. Alexander in a very practical and instructive manner.
Mrs. W.T. Jackson had a paper on Queen Elizabeth, which was very finely written,
and showed a knowledge of the history of that period. The Reformation of
Scotland, was the subject of an article by Mrs. W.E.G. Saunders, in which she
showed the impress of that period on the civilization of the world. Mrs. John
Menzies' article on Mary Stuart, was also very instructive and was among the
good things of the afternoon. The Reign of Queen Mary, was the subject of an
article by Mrs. A.S. Ormsby. Her article was well written and demonstrated that
she was conversant with the history of that period. Mrs. H.W. Beebe has a very
strong article on religious persecution of that period of English history and
Mrs. H.H. Jacobs as equally a good one on Lady Jane Grey. Mrs. O.W. Hodgkinson,
had a biographical sketch of some historical character that added to the
instructiveness of the session.
Hats for Easter Airing.
The spring hats show that divided opinions possess the
designers, as the new designs show styles, some of which may be worn on and some
off the brow, the latter requiring a young and round face, while the former
apparently hides some of the ravages of time. Flowers, plain and fancy ribbons,
taffeta, tulle, net, quills, ostrich tips and feathers, buckles and fancy braid
effects are prominent on the new hats.-- March Ladies' Home Journal.
A Fatal Epidemic.
An epidemic of measles followed by pneumonia, is prevalent among the children of
Fairfield and Independence townships. It is of a very malignant type, and is
proving fatal in many cases. The children first have a run of the measles, and
after their constitutions have been weakened by this disease, pneumonia sets in
and does its fatal work. A Mr. Silkey who resides north of John Higley's has
lost two girls by the disease and at last reports another child was not expected
to live. Alfred Matson's nine-year-old girl died from the same disease on March
second, and was buried in the Fairville cemetery, a couple of days later, Mr.
and Mrs. C. Betsche's little seven year old daughter died on last Saturday
afternoon from the same disease. Her funeral took place on Monday and her
remains were also interred in the Fairfield cemetery. We also understand that
several of John Higley's children have the measles , and it is hoped that the
pneumonia will not set in. The children of Charles Bleckwen have the whooping
cough, and some of the symptoms have strong tendencies toward pneumonia.
Entertainment at Cylinder.
There will be a literary and musical entertainment at the M.E. church in
Cylinder, on Wednesday evening, March 15. Following is the program:
Cylinder Glee Club
Dialogue.................Plenty of Proof.
Recitation...............A Bad Case.
Organ solo with violin accompaniment The Misses Toole.
Recitation....................Where They Don't Feel any Cold.
Recitation....................Sunday on the Farm.
Quartette....................The Old Camping Ground.
Drill............................Mrs. Cantwell's School
Recitation.................. Them's my Sentiments Too.
Solo...........................The Church Across the Way.
Recitation..................Mrs. Bingaum's Victory.
Amy Towle and N. Wright.
Recitation................The Organ Builder.
Organ solo with violin accompaniment Selected The Misses Toole.
Hero of Wicklow.
On the Afternoon and evening of March 17th, the popular Irish
play, John Driscoll, or the Hero of Wicklow, will be presented in Music Hall by
home talent. The play will be given under the auspices of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians. The following is the cast of characters:
Captain Edward Gordon...........W.I. Branagan.
Squire Shannon.........................J.F. Neary.
John Driscoll.............................E.J. Doyle.
Barney Donovan.......................Joe Joyce.
Teddy Burke............................Will Conlon.
Tim Burns.................................James Brennan
Lieut. Rogers............................Clarke Meade.
Ileen Driscoll.............................Miss Anna Duffy.
Nellie Shannon..........................Miss Josie Dealy
Kate Kelly................................Miss Kittie Jackman
Mary........................................Miss Nora Joynt.
The play is interesting and full of wit and humor, and
is sure to be entertaining and pleasing. Those who take part in it are working
hard, and it is safe to say that it will be rendered in an acceptable manner.
General admission twenty-five cents reserved seats, thirty-five cents. No seats
will be reserved for the afternoon.
THE SUNBEAM GALLERY.
To introduce my work I will make Photographs at the following prices:
TWO WEEKS ONLY
Cabinets, per dozen...........................$2.50
Platinos, per dozen............................ 3.50
Gem Cabinets, per dozen................. 1.50
All others in proportion.
I guarantee my work to be first-class and to give
satisfaction to the purchaser.
Come in and give me a trial while these prices last.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, March 24, 1899
The Hero of Wicklow
The Hero of Wicklow was presented in Music Hall on last
Friday afternoon and evening [Friday, Mar 17! ] by local talent in a very
acceptable manner. On each occasion the company was greeted by a large and
appreciative audience. The play in itself, is not as good as some of those
presented on similar occasions, but it is always a difficult task to select
plays that combine real dramatic worth with simplicity of presentation so
essential in a home talent company without adequate scenery.
The scene of the play is laid in Wicklow, Ireland, in the
latter part of the last century, made memorable by the heroic struggle which was
put forth by the many sons of Erin, for liberty. The play portrayed the last
smouldering embers of this struggle as presented in the real life of one of the
last of these heroic leaders to yield to the inevitable and surrender to the
W.I. Branagan took the part of Captain Edward Gordon, of her
Majesty's forces, who when arriving in Ireland, and seeing the true state of
things, and falling in love with a pretty Irish girl, he resigned his commission
and left the army, and finally secured a pardon for the rebel leader, who was a
former college chum, and a brother to his sweetheart. He rendered his part in a
very acceptable manner.
J.F. Neary took the part of Squire Shannon, in a creditable
manner. His part was not a popular one as he was the heavy villain of the play,
but it must have been well rendered for strangers in the audience repeatedly
hissed his vehement denunciation of the Irish rebels, and their cause, taking it
for his real sentiment.
E.J. Doyle had the part of John Dricsoll, the young leader of
the rebels. His part was one of the best in the play, and he performed it in an
Joe Joyce was in his native element, as Barney Donovan, a
sprig of the old sod, and gave a very good rendition of the Irish brogue in his
part. He made love like a connoisseur, rather than an amateur.
Will Conlon had an unpopular part, as Teddy Burke, the spy,
but performed it in a popular manner. A villain or a spy in any play never
receives the mead due to the merit of the performance.
Miss Ann Duffy, as Helen Driscoll, the sister of the young
rebel leader, had a very nice part, and performed it in her usual excellent
manner. It was she won the heart of Captain Gordon, the English commander, who
eventually secured a pardon for her brother.
Miss Josie Dealy, as Nellie Shannon, the daughter of Squire
Shannon, had a delicate and difficult part to perform, yet rendered it in a
highly creditable manner. Her life had been saved by the young rebel and
unconsciously she had given him her heart, and in common with Barney Donevan,
planned to release Driscoll from prison. This was actually accomplished by
Barney, who was fertile in schemes.
Miss Kittie Jackman, as Kate Kelly, a servant in the Wicklow
household, performed her part in an admirable manner. It was she and Barny
Donovan that furnished the pleasantries and humorous parts of the play.
James Brennan, as Tim Burns, a servant to Squire Shannon, and
Miss Nora Joynt, as Mary, who acted in the same capacity, performed the duties
assigned them, very nicely.
Clark Meade, as a lieutenant, in her Majesty's service
performed the duties of the commander of the British soldiers, after the
resignation of Captain Gordon, in a loyal manner. He made a very good soldier,
whose duty is to obey and not to think.
Among the pleasant features of the evening were the songs by
Miss Josie Dealey and Mr. Joe Joyce, which were rendered in an admirable manner.
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, May 12, 1899
Will Commence Business
The West Bend Savings Bank will open up for business, Monday
morning. It has a capitalization of $15,000 but according to the articles of
incorporation this can be increased at the option of the stockholders.
The bank has an excellent corps of officers and will
undoubtedly do a paying business from the very beginning. The officers of the
institution are as follows: President, M.L. Brown, of this city, Vice-president,
J.P. Becker, of West Bend and L.A. Martin, cashier. The directors are M.L.
Brown, Chas. McCormick, C.S. Wright, Henry Dorweiler, H. Bell, J.L. Henry, S.
Hoskins, J.T. Thatcher and J.W. Joyce.
A Mother's Love.
The young man who took Henry Olerich's team has secured bail.
His mother walked from Palo Alto county to Pocahontas and then walked to the
southeast part of this county where they used to live and gave a party a
mortgage on her home as security for his going bail for her son. The am't of
bail is $300.--Rolfe Tribune.
The above from the Rolfe Tribune is only another example
of a mother's love following after an erring son. If boys could only know and
realize the anguish and sorrow their waywardness and misconduct cause their
mothers, they would be more careful what they do. Yet is matters not how
thoughtless they are, or what crimes they commit, their mothers are always true
to them and love them to the bitter end. It is ever so, love always gives more
than it receives, and mothers love and Divine love are all akin in this respect.
Always the same yearning love for the wanderer's return.
Officers and Program.
At the business meeting of the Epworth League held on
Wednesday evening of last week, the election of officers took place. The
following are the names of those elected:
1st Vice Pres.- John Morris.
2d Vice Pres-Mrs. U. Underwood.
3d Vice Pres.-Miss Barbara Blair.
Organist-Miss Maude Slater.
These officers will be installed into office on next Sunday
evening, it being the tenth anniversary of the organization of the League. At
this time a special program suitable for the occasion will be given by the
League. This program will take the place of the regular evening service. A
profitable time is anticipated.
Spirit Lake Chautauqua.
July 6 to 19.
It will be an easy matter to convince a discriminating public
that the program for the assembly will be at once grand and delightful.
Engagements already made secure these speakers:
Dr. W.H. Crawford;
Col. Geo. W. Bain, 2;
Rev. Sam Jones, 3;
Hon. Ignatius Donnelly;
Dr. Josiah H. Strong;
Geo. R. Wendling, 3;
Hon. Lafe Young;
Rev. J.M. Clearey;
Veteran's Day to fill.
Entertainers already secured:
Crary Tours, 2 (stereopticon),
Isabel Garghill Beecher, reader;
Alabama Jubilee Concert Co.;
Lemmel Lady Quartet;
Miss Sybil Sammis, soloist;
Miss Alice French; soloist;
Thalian Club, (dramatic);
Park Sisters, (4 person-instrumental);
Imperial male Quartet,
Frederick W. Carberry, tenor;
Grand Closing Concert.
With a strong lecture every afternoon and a bright, clean,
and generally delightful entertainment every evening this program will be the
most popular of all presented at Chautauqua. It will be said with truth by those
who enjoy it all that the program has not a single weak spot.
-Chris Larson and John Joyce of Emmetsburg township, started out Tuesday
morning for Estherville where they expected to get work on the railroad. They
took with them seven head of horses.
-Mrs. A. Finn of Rolfe, was in attendance on the McEvoy and Bradley wedding on
Tuesday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. McEvoy.
-F.H. Henry of Ayrshire has removed to Belle Plain and will make that place his
future home. Ayrshire and Palo Alto county will miss him.
Those that need draying done can get prompt attention to the same by leaving
orders at telephone number 41 or Joe J. Steils' implement
office. JOHN McMANUS.
A girls complexion may be stamped on her lover's heart, but most of the
complexion comes off unless put there by Rocky Mountain Tea. Powder is a bad
thing. Ask your druggist.
White Plymouth Rock eggs for hatching purposes at half price per steting.
Apply to Oscar LaBarre, Emmetsburg, Iowa. I am also prepared to do all kinds of
Emmetsburg Democrat, August 30, 1899:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Littleton, yesterday, a son.
John P. Ruppert and a couple of other young men from Mallard went to Des
Moines yesterday to attend the state fair.
M. Jackman Jr., has bargained for the P.V. Nolan lot on Main street and will
probably build on the same and open a saloon.
H. M. Helgen has sold the O'Leary farm in Highland to a Mr. Mills, of Marion,
for $33 and acre. Mr. Moan is living on the farm.
Mrs. Herman, mother of Mrs. J.P. Wagner, of Mallard, left today for Scotia,
Nebraska, to visit her son, John Herman, who resides there.
J.W. Brennan and two daughters, Misses Katie and Carrie, and Mr. and Mrs.
J.C. Brennan left for Des Moines Monday morning to attend the fair.
Mrs. Brecht, of Belmont, Dakota, Mr. Fuller and daughters, Clare and Lelia of
Swan Lake, were visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor.
Mrs. S.J. Penny and children left for Sioux City Tuesday morning to visit a
sister. From there they will go to Ponca, Nebraska, to visit her father.
Mrs. Kilroy and children, of Mason City, have been visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Jones, since Saturday. They will remain for several days.
The Estherville, Spencer, and Ruthven republican bosses met here Saturday
night and it is said the senatorship is fixed. Mr. Clark was not in town.
Messrs. Cullen and Ryan will give a dance at Cylinder, Friday evening,
September 8th. It will be given in Mosness' hall. A good time is guaranteed.
Emmetsburg Democrat, September 20, 1899:
Quite a little excitement was occasioned this morning by the explosion of a
gasoline stove in the living rooms of Mrs. M.A. Scott. The flames were smothered
by a plentiful application of bedding, and aside from the burning of the same
but little damage was done.
Last Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. James W. Galliger, who live south of the
Catholic Church, were called upon to mourn the loss of their youngest son,
Robbie, aged six months. The funeral ws held Saturday. Their many friends extend
sincere sympathy to them in their loss.
J.K. Benda is erecting a fine $2,000 residence on the quarter block he
recently purchased just east of the Middleton residence. J.M. Sturtevant is
doing the work. Mr. Benda has made good money since coming to Emmetsburg, and we
are glad to see him making such good use of it.
H.W. Beebe is now a member of the Hub clothing firm as well as general
manager of it. Mr. Beebe has been in the clothing business in Emmetsburg for a
long time and he understands the business as good as any man in the northwest.
He is well entitled to an interest in the establishment.
Joseph Jackman of Walnut, left for Chicago last Thursday where he will be
married next Tuesday to Miss Mary Jennings, one of the handsome and worthy young
ladies of that city. They will make their home in that elegant new residence
about which our Osgood correspondent has already made favorable mention.
From the Palo Alto Reporter April 4, 1901:
L.T. Graves left on Monday for an extended trip through South Dakota and
Nebraska for A.S. Ormsby.
Ed Acers of Decorah, Iowa was an Emmetsburg visitor Monday. He had been to
West Bend to visit his mother, Mrs. Acers.
A. Christopher, of Graettinger, came down Saturday on business matters. He is
one of the old settlers of this part of the country.
L.A. Martin, of West Bend, was looking after business interests in Emmetsburg
on Tuesday. His many friends were glad to see him.
S.D. Bickford is erecting a barn on his premises in the west part of the
Nels Simonson purchased a bran new organ Tuesday, for his little girl. It
made her a very nice present.
H.C. Shadbolt was able to be around some of the first of the week. He has
been having quite a serious time and was kept in for about ten days.
Fred Allum writes from Oklahoma City that he has a position in a department
store at taht place and that he likes the country very much.
C.S. George, E.C. Kent, and H.N. Oaher, of Graettinger, were down on
Wednesday afternoon attending to matters of business in the county seat.
A Mr. Paton, of Clay county, was an Emmetsburg visitor Wednesday. He served
in the same regiment as Wm. Harrison and was over calling on him.
E.L. Marsh is an expert watch maker with 18 years experience at the bench.If
your watches, clocks, need repairing give him a call. All work guaranteed. Neary
building, South Broadway.
Rev. H.M. Case has sold his resident to C.G. Thyle. It is a fine place and
will make Mr. Thyle a fine home. Mr. and Mrs. Case will move into some other
house for the time being but expect to move away from Emmetsburg about May 1.
They are talking of going to San Diego California.
Mrs. M.P. Kane died at her home in Mason City Wednesday morning very
suddenly. The cause of her death was apoplexy. Her remains was brought to
Emmetsburg on Wednesday evening and taken out to the house of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. P. Joynt, in Emmetsburg township. The funeral will be held Friday at 10
P.V. Nolan returned from Ogdensburg New York Friday morning where he had been
attending to matters of business in connection with the estate of his Aunt Mrs.
Cody. He does not like the country around Ogdenburg very well, as it is too
stony, and much of it is thin soil and requires too much fertilization to raise
a crop. P.V. is a firm believer in Palo Alto county soil and thinks that it is
the best place in the world for farming.
Emmetsburg Democrat, April 30, 1902:
B.F. McFarland and other West Benders are in Canada buying land. Western
Canada is having a wonderful American boom.
P.S. Molloy and family moved down from Graettinger Wednesday. They are living
in the Hester house in the fourth ward.
Mrs. John Menzies returned Friday morning from Fulton, Illinois, where she
had been visiting relatives for the past two months.
R.R. Robinson, cashier of the Bank of Curlew, was a business visitor to our
city Monday. He reports business good in his line.
James Nolan was over from Whittemore Thursday. He is getting the South Dakota
land fever and will likely invest in that state.
Mr. Conley has opened his bowling alley and is doing a big business. He has a
neat place. Bowling seems to be all the rage these days.
Michael Maher left Monday afternoon for Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where he
will spend a few weeks. He has not felt well for some time.
A circular received from J.L. Martin announces that he has an office in the
Oregonian building at Portland, Oregon, and that he is selling timber lands.
Father Costello has been absent from Emmetsburg during the past week. He
spent part of the time with his brother, Father Costello, of Lohrville.
Last Wednesday Joseph Von Bank and Miss Mary Origer were married at the
Catholic church at Whittemore. They will live on the Henry Raas farm.
A combined secretary and book case just purchased of Mr. Dimler by P.F.
Gylling is the finest thing of the kind ever seen in Emmetsburg. It should be
seen to be appreciated. It is still in Mr. Dimler's store.
The teacher's institute will be held the last week in July and the first week
in August. The instructors chosen are Prof. Wheeler, Prof. Tellier, Miss DeEtta
Dickinson, and Profs. Condit and Sampson, of Cedar falls.
Henry Kneer is very busy thses days connecting residences with the city water
mains. With the present lines of pipes the number of water takers can be greatly
increased without much of an additional expense to the city.
Mr. and Mrs. McEvoy moved into their fine new home in this city last week.
Our citizens welcome them to Emmetsburg. Mr. McEvoy is officing in the building
occupied by D.B. Roberts. It is just south of the Dooley block.
We regret to learn that Anthony Finn, of Rolfe, is not recovering very fast
from is recent injury sustained in the Rock Island wreck. He has sued the
company for $10,000 damages. Healy, Healy & Healy, of Ft. Dodge, are his
Mint McFarland and Mr. Schreiber were up from West Bend Friday. The West Bend
people will extend their telephone line to Emmetsburg next month unless our
citizens build out to meet them. They are willing to do anything to be white.
Henry Hughes has purchased a dandy 240-acre farm in Douglas county,
Minnesota. he says it has finer and more expensive improvements than any farm in
this county. It cost him $40 per acre. He will remain here until next spring.
This article may be about the Clare or Williams School. It is believed the
Joynt district, Emmetsburg township was northwest of Emmetsburg.
Palo Alto Reporter, March 19, 1903
A Contested School Election
In the Joynt district in Emmetsburg township a lively time was had at the
school election. There were two candidates for the position, namely, Mat Murphy,
who held the position last year, and Mike Joynt, who desired to succeed him as
sub-director. The election was called to commence at 10:30 o'clock and the polls
were to hold open for two hours. The polls were not opened at the required time
but were closed at the expiration of two hours after the time in the call. This
only kept them open for forty-five minutes. When the polls were about to close
Murphy protested that they had not been open two hours and demanded that they
should be held open the time required by law. The board decided that the call
specified the time the polls were to close and so accordingly they were closed.
Murphy had two men on the way to the polls to vote, but when they got there the
polls were closed and they were not allowed to vote. The vote stood 8 for Joynt
and 6 for Murphy and had the two Murphy adherents who came after the polls
closed been allowed to vote the result would have been a tie and under the law
Murphy would have held over.
Murphy contested the matter and on Monday the board of directors of
Emmetsburg township met in Squire Stuehmer's office in this city to consider the
matter. After consulting with County Attorney F.C. Davidson in regard to the
law, the board decided that as the polls were not held open the required two
hours there had been no election and Mr. Murphy was entitled to hold over. This
will take the fight over until the next election
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa
Wednesday, 9 Dec 1903
TOWN TOPICS OF A WEEK
Regular meeting of the A.O.H. this evening.
John H. BRENNAN was down from Greattinger yesterday.
J.H. KELLY was transacting business at Ayrshire Saturday.
M. MILLER was over from Whittemore on business Saturday.
The addition to the poor house is pretty well under headway.
Miss Florence WAGNER went to Curlew yesterday to visit friends.
The St. James Hotel has a neat new bus. M.W. JOYNT is driving it.
Miss Myrtle McCUNE of Minneapolis is visiting friends at Ruthven.
C.B. JACKSON, of Ruthven, has gone to Missouri to visit his parents.
A marriage license has been issued Wm. J. GRAHAM and Maggie DICKSON.
E.P. McEVOY was looking after business interests at Ruthven Thursday.
Albert JENNETT, of Whittemore, was transacting business in this city
Jesse WOODCOCK, of Ruthven, was an Emmetsburg visitor Thursday evening.
The other day the SANDERSON block was sold to Jas. B. BUTLER for $35,000.
The Algona creamery, which was recently destroyed by fire, will be rebuilt
Mrs. BOBLIT, who has been quite ill for some time, is able to be up and
Mrs. E.E. RYAN and little daughter, of Ruthven, visited Emmetsburg friends
The Free Press reports twins at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. CHRISTIANSON,
Paul SWESSINGER was down from Estherville last week. He was laid up with the
There are now 1510 rural mail carriers in Iowa and their wages for November
amounted to $78,546.
The ladies of Trinity church will hold a market Saturday, December 12th, at
D.J. LYMAN's drug store.
T.F. McGOVERN, of Whittemore, was visiting Emmetsburg relatives Sunday.
A card party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. COONAN one evening
the first of the week. All who were present report having had an excellent
Miss Cora McDONNELL, of Estherville, spent Sunday with Mrs. Anna DUHIGG, of
this city. She was formerly a trimmer in one of the millinery stores of this
Mrs. REIDY, wife of Rev. R.H. REIDY, pastor of the M.E. church at Laurens,
slipped and fell a few days ago and injured her spine so badly that it will
take months for her to recover.
Father ROESLER, of Mallard, is much improved and is up and about again.
Still it is thought that he will find it necessary to take an extended
vacation in order to regain his lost strength and vitality.
E.J. HIGGINS and son, E.J., arrived home from Chicago Monday. The former is
now quite hearty and feels greatly relieved as a result of the surgical
operation he underwent in that city some time ago.
Saturday Mr. and Mrs. A.H. DORWEILER, of Whittemore, lost their baby boy,
aged seven weeks. The funeral took place at Whittemore Monday. The parents
have the sympathy of their many friends in their loss.
The best load of corn we have seen this fall was brought to town Wedneday by
John O'BRIEN. It was large, of good color and variety, and perfectly sound.
He sold it to his brother, Peter, who will save it for seed.
Mr. LOVELL, who has been in charge of the construction work on the Palo Alto
Tribune system, came home from Mallard Friday evening quite ill. He is
suffering from an abcess in the ear which is a most distressing ailment.
Mr. HANRAHAN is at present having fair success laying sewer pipe and is now
on Main street just west of A.H. KELLER's residence. He has been doing
considerable tunneling, which the frozen ground has made possible.
W.E. McALPINE Gets Two Years.
The criminal case against w.E. McALPINE, of Whittemore, for complicity in
the famous Tennessee land swindle, mention of which has often been made in
the Democrat, was tried at Columbus, Ohio, last Wednesday. He was found
guilty and was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Mr. McALPINE will
be remembered as the gentleman who was married on the stage in Music hall in
this city a couple of years ago. His wife was one of the actresses in the
company that was playing here at the time. He is a large, fleshy, good
natured fellow and generally speaking does not worry much. L.C. BOYLE, who
was also arrested at the time, was convicted of a minor offense in the
matter and was fined $100 and costs. However, he will have to answer to some
other charge, which is yet to be considered.
Another Girl Hangs Herself
Saturday morning Miss Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris HANSON, living
four miles northeast of Ruthven, hung herself in the hay loft of her
father's barn. She placed a barrel on top of a box and, standing on the
latter, tied a halter around her neck and fastened it to a timber above her.
Then she jumped off the barrel. [Don't have rest of article]
James OWENS is Dead.
Word reached Emmetsburg the first of the week announcing the death of James
OWENS at some point in the province of Alberta. The remains will arrive in
this city Friday for burial. The deceased will be remembered by most of the
old settlers, having been one of the pioneer residents of the county. He was
a brother of Mrs. Thomas CLAER and Mrs. P. CLAER, of Ayrshire, and also of
the late P.H. OWENS. He was unmarried and was perhaps 50 years of age. He
went ot Alberta with another brother seven or eight years ago.
Says Canada Has Good Farmers
J.B. LAMBE was down from Graettinger Thursday. He recently returned from
Bottineau, North Dakota, where he farmed during the summer. His place is
only five miles from the Canadian line and he frequently visits King
Edward's domain. He says the Canadian towns are very backward and old
fashioned but that the American farmer, as a rule, does not work his land so
well as his foreign neighbor. The latter keeps up his land quite
successfully by occasional summer fallowing and when he does this he gets
practically a double crop. In Canada, bank deposits are guaranteed by the
government, which makes the banks put up the security necessary to make good
the guaranty. There is a great deal of smuggling across the boundary line,
especially by farmers. There are government officers at certain places, but
they do not seem to insist on a rigid enforcement of he revenue laws. Mr.
LAMBE says that the republican farmers who live in his neighborhood are
satisfied that foreigners do not pay the tariff tax. J.B. will spend the
winter with his family in Graettinger.
Emmetsburg Democrat, January 6, 1904:
Charles Lisbolt has gone to Omaha for a visit with friends.
Miss Mabel Letson visited Ruthven friends during the past week.
Mrs. E.E. Shriner, of Rodman, has been quite ill for some time.
Preston Fahnestock, of Graettinger, was an Emmetsburg visitor Monday.
Thos. Jackson, of Ruthven, left for Minnesota Thursday to visit his parents.
John Paulsen, who lives north of Ruthven is having an auction sale today.
Farmers, remember that Chas. Wentzel's sale will take place next Wednesday.
J.F. Overmyer, of Parkersburg, is the new superintendent of the Algona city
Supt. Anna Odland attended the State Teachers' association at Des Moines last
Editor Larsen and Mr. Gabrielson, of Graettinger, were Emmetsburg visitiors
Arthur and Scott Thornton, of Canton, South Dakota, are visiting their
cousin, C.H. Giddings, of Osgood.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Higley, of Fairfield township, mourn the loss of a child.
It was buried Wednesday.
David Gavin will have a public sale Thursday, January 14th. He intends moving
to California soon. See his ad in this issue.
Miss Anna Donovan recently lost one of her driving horses. It seepped on an
upturned, rusty nail and died from lockjaw.
Miss Loretta McNamara went to Spencer Saturday to visit a friend for a few
days and from there will go to Council Bluffs to resume her studies.
Chas. Wentrol will have an auction sale on the old David Starr farm in Vernon
township next Wednesday. he has a good list of property. See his ad in this
We notice that B.J. Bergeson, of Graettinger, took an active part in the
farmers' institute at Estherville last week. He handled the live sotck question
in his usual vigorous style.
A.B. Carter was up from West Bend Thursday attending to some matters
connected with the Farmers' Mutual Insurance company. While here he was the
guest of E.P. McEvoy.
Alex Peddie went to Chicago Sunday evening.
Thomas Shea was over for Ayrshire Tuesday.
A rural delivery route is soon to be established at Ruthven.
Matt Steil left for Oklahoma yesterday to be absent for a week or ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Schwint, of Mallard, were in Emmetsburg yesterday.
Geo. F. Hall, one of the substatnial citizens of Curlew, spent Tuesday in
Mrs. H. Allen, of Vernon, who has been quite ill for some time is reported
Miss Anna Hearity left for Dubuque Tuesday where she will visit friends for a
Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O'Brien, of Booth township, are reported
Chris Larsen and Geo. Bradley, of graettinger, attended the New year's dance
at the Armory.
E.J. Sprout is building a fine home at Terril. He moved to that place a year
or so ago.
Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Johnson will occupy the Charles O'Flynn residence north of
Mrs. John O'Brien, of Great Oak township, is visiting relatives at Dougherty,
Cerro Gordo county.
Miss Stella Maynard, of West Bend, visited Miss Nellie Kerwick, of this city
during the last of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Keller are moving to St. Paul this week where Mr. Keller
will work for McLaughlin Bros.
L.W. head went to Blue Springs, Nebraska, Tuesday, to visit his parents, whom
he has not seen for several years.
Mrs. B. Quigley is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McCormick.
She intends to remain about a month.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Flora New Year's. Mrs. Flora has
been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Metz, for some time.
We regret to learn that O.L. Beck has not enjoyed good health since going to
Minnesota. he was quite ill for some time and has not fully recovered.
Martin Joynt returned to Iowa City yesterday to resume his studies in the
Iowa State University. He had been home spending the holidays with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. Joynt.
Alex Collins moved into the Burnell residence the last of the week.
Ole Thompson left last evening for Chicago to remain for a few days.
The Palo Alto telephone line will be extended to Cylinder in a few days.
J.R. King, of Des Moines who represents the firm of Welch & Co., of
Chicago, was looking after business interests in this city yesterday.
J.E. Conway has been appointed Rock Island agent at Osgood. He is a steady,
worthy young man.. We congratulate him on his success.
Marriage licenses have been issued to D.F. Booth and Carrie M. Soper, Francis
Reynolds and Bertha Eckerly, Martin Stewart and Mary Brinkman.
Miss Maggie Shea returned to Cedar Rapids yesterday wehre she has been
attending a commercial college. She came home to spend the holidays.
Last evening a number of young people attended a party at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J.D. McCarty. An excellent time is reported by those who were present.
Mr. Donahue, of St. Paul, arrived in this city last evening to visit his
nephew, J.D. McCarty. he left for Graettinger this morning to visit Mr.
Ole Oskvig, of Mallard, has purchased the Finnested farm in Independence
township. He came from Hamilton county a few years ago. He is an excellent
W.R. Chapman, of Vernon township, will have an auction sale Monday, January
18. He will quit farming for a short time and attend school. See his ad in this
James Pringle returned from South Dakota Monday evening. He reports that the
section he visited has better grain than Palo Alto, but not such good corn,
cattle, trees or towns. He enjoyed the trip.
Rev. J.W. Walker was taken quite ill for a few days ago while visiting his
daughter, Mrs. Trimble, of Sioux Rapids. He has been brought home and is some
better. Mrs. Trimble is here helping to care for him.
Two new music teachers, Sisters Mary Riolena and Mary Serasicia, arrived at
St. Mary academy the last of the week and Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart has
succeeded Sister Mary of the Angels on the regular school force.
Miss Ella, daughter of Mrs.and Mrs. M.M. Maher, had a party for a number of
her little friends Saturday evening. The wee folks were splendidly treated and
entertained and will long remember the affairs with pleasure and satisfaction.
A large number of young people who are home from school attended a party at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kane at Riverdale Thursday evening. A most
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, March 30, 1904
Additional Local News
J.J. WATSON has sold the old E.D. MORRIS farm in Vernon township to some
Illinois party for $55 per acre. Mr. CROWLEY, who had the place rented, will
move onto the FERGUSON farm in the same neighborhood.
The demand for telephones among the farmers of the county is constantly and
rapidly growing. One farmer who was in town yesterday said the if
improvements in phones continued that it would not be long until the tillers
of the soil would have them attached to their plows, corn planters, binders
and mowers. They are truly time savers.
J.K. MARTIN returned from Montana Thursday evening. He reports his sister,
Mrs. P.J. NOLAN, much better. He is highly elated over their good fortune in
their mining deal. He found deep snow in parts of Montana and across North
Dakota but not so much in Minnesota. He says Montana is now passing very
stringent laws against crime. A man was hung a short time ago for killing
his wife. Such a penalty was not imposed several years ago for a tivial
offense of this kind.
Mr and Mrs Robert WARREN, formerly of the Algona Upper Des Moines, are the
guests of Mr and Mrs J.C. BENNETT, of this city. They spent the past year in
Des Moines. Mr .WARREN having been engaged in the Register-Leader office.
They will start for Deadwood, South Dakota in a few days where they intend
spending the summer. The newspaper boys are always glad to meet Mr. WARREN,
who has for thirty years or more been one of the leading men in the
profession in this section of Iowa.
The LUND estate at Algona is not paying a very large percentage of the
claims of its creditors. The Courier says: "Clerk of Courts DEWEL has on
hand for distribution $3385.80, or about two per cent of the claims against
the LUND estate, but the fund cannot yet be distributed until the court
gives further directions.The sum of the claims filed against the LUND estate
is $148,179.20 and interest amounting to $9,000 a year has been accumulating
on that for nearly eight years.
Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday October 12, 1904
Miss Kate Jackman will leave for Minneapolis this week to join the
winning contestants in the Daily Tribune contest on a trip to St. Louis to
attend the Louisiana Purchase exposition. She will be accompanied by Miss Mary Laughlin.
They will take a steamer from St. Paul to St. Louis and will have a most
delightful trip. The Tribune people will spare no effort to make the journey one
long to remember.
Palo Alto County, Iowa
1 Mar 1905
Mrs. T.J. WHITE and Miss Maria BRANAGAN were over from Whittemore between
Brother LARSEN was down from Graettinger Saturday calling on the members of
A plant for making cement blocks will be constructed at Spirit Lake as soon
as the weather will permit.
Miss Elsie VOIGHT, of Algona, was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.S.
ATKINSON the last of the week.
Mrs. J.D. McCARTY enjoyed a visit during the past week from her sister Mrs.
Philip O'CONNOR of Graettinger.
Miss Lil PATTON went to West Bend Friday evening to visit her sister, Miss
Josie, and friends in that locality.
J.C. FEHLBAUER was up from West Bend Wednesday. He made a hurried trip,
remaining only between trains.
J.F. THEIS, of Greensburg, Indiana, has been visiting for several days with
Mr. and Mrs. GRIFFITH, of the Waverly.
Father DAILY was down from Estherville Wednesday. He cleared about $1,000 at
the fair he held in early February.
Theo. KNEER returned to Burlington Saturday. He had been here for two weeks
visiting his parents, brothers, and sister.
John BOX returned from Chicago Saturday where he had been for several days
seeing the elephant and other zoological curiosities. He also looked after
some business interests while he was there.
Howard O'BRIEN, E. PIERCE, J.F and W.F. GLASSIER, and Albert JENNETT were
over from Whittemore Wednesday evening to attend the dance given at the
Armory by the Pocahontas ladies.
Mrs. C.C. MUELLER was at Estherville Wednesday attending a meeting of the
Daughters of the American Revolution. She stopped at Graettinger on her way
home and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MUELLER.
Another attempt was recently made to blow up the dam across the Okoboji
outlet. Governor CUMMINS has been asked to offer a reward for the arrest of
Mrs. J.H. KNOBLAUCH returned from Savanna, Illinois, Saturday evening, where
she had been visiting for some time with her sister, Mrs. Benjamin QUIGLEY.
Rev. Bennett MITCHELL, the well known Methodist clergyman, Sundayed with
Rev. S.R. BEATTY, of this place. He preached at the M.E. church Sunday.
Earl HALLARD, Leo DONOVAN, Geo. LUMMERY, Will RYAN, Charles McMANUS, John
MILLER, and one or two others attended a dance at Ruthven Wednesday evening.
J.T. WALT came down from Minnesota Friday. He is still selling horses. He
lives at Fenton.
A sand brick block is soon to be constructed at Mason City by A.H. CUMMINGS
and George GOBLER.
James F. BANNON, who lives north of Curlew, will have a big sale Friday,
Geo. HINKLEY has been home from Madison, Wisconsin, for several days. He is
a student at the state university at that place.
James HAND, of Great Oak, will have a sale of horses and cattle Monday,
March 13. See his ad in this week's Democrat.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen JOHNSON, of Spencer, visited Friday and Saturday with
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe JOHNSON of Emmetsburg.
The Ladies' Missionary society of the Congregational church will meet at the
home of Mrs. W.J. BROWN today. All are invited.
Mrs. H.C. DARLAND went to Estherville Friday evening to visit her people.
Harry went up Sunday morning returning in the evening.
We understand that A.D. GROW, one of Ruthven's pioneer citizens intends
going to Milwaukee soon to enter the soldiers' home of that place.
St. Andrew's Guild of Trinity Church will have a market Saturday, March 4,
at Mrs. M.A. Scott's store. Baked goods of all kinds will be sold.
The News reports that there are two new law firms at Spencer-PAINTER &
HUGHES and MARTIN & FOREST. Legal business must be getting brisk in our
W.F. FROST has purchased Mr. QUINN's 240 acre farm in Nevada township. It
was formerly owned by Wm SHEA. He will rent the same.
Street Commissioner DONOVAN has been very busy during the past week keeping
the water moving in the ditches about town. It thawed so rapidly that the
had a big task on his hands.
The Ayrshire Coach Stallion company sold its horse to J.B. MORRIS, of this
place, for $600 a few days ago. The latter says he will dispose of the
animal for at least $2,000 on the stock company plan.
A number of friends enjoyed playing cards at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.F.
O'TOOLEr Thursday evening. A few hours were happily spent. The event will be
pleasantly remembered by those in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael GEELAN of Highland township moved to Emmetsburg Monday
evening. They are living in one of P. GORMAN's residences southwest of the
Catholic church. They are splendid people. Emmetsburg is always happy to
receive such folks.
We understand that over two-thirds of our citizens have signed the waivers
for the payment of sewerage tax. Ten per cent of our citizens will pay the
tax at once. Tom HARRISON is doubtless advertising for a few clients. If
they are prudent they will keep out of his reach.
A very pleasant surprise party was given at the comfortable home of Frank
and Miss Kate BRADY Friday evening of last week. About 40 couples were
present and the event proved to be one of he most enjoyable of the season.
Mr.and Miss BRADY are royal entertainers and will be missed by their many
There was a surprise dance given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'BRIEN
last Tuesday evening. There were about thirty couple present and all
pronounced the event a success. Music was furnished by the JOYNT String
band. Elegant refreshments were served and all present pronounced Mr. and
Mrs. O'BRIEN royal entertainers.
P.F. CONLON writes home from Twin Falls, Idaho, that he bought two lots soon
after going there and that he has since sold them at a net profit of $1,600.
He owns some land there and he has been offered three times what he paid for
it. Here's hoping that he will continue to make money at this rate.
Fireman's ball at the Armory Friday evening, March 3. Music by the AINSWORTH
orchestra. All who can should attend this dance and those who can not attend
should each buy a number. No one knows when he may be required to call on
the firefighters for assistance. Hence, assist them when you can do so.
A party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John RYAN, of Great Oak,
Friday evening. There were perhaps 60 or more young people present. The
JOYNT orchestra played. Refreshments were served during the evening. Many
from Emmetsburg attended. Harry and Miss Ella BURK and Misses Anna and Sarah
NOLAN were over from Whittemore. All report having a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. M.F. BRENNAN are leaving this week for Osakis, Minnesota, where
their daughter, Mrs. HUGHES, resides. They will make their home at Sauk
Center or St. Cloud where their son and other daughters can attend school.
Those most excellent people will be greatly missed by their many relatives
and friends. Mr. BRENNAN came to this county in 1865 and has since resided
here. He is a good farmer, staunch friend and an upright exemplary...
RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE
Whereas, The Creator of all has, in his inscrutable wisdom, taken from our
midst our beloved and respected sister, Mrs. Thomas CONDON, therefore, be
Recited, That we, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians of Emmetsburg extend our sympathy to the husband and other
relatives of the deceased in the deep affliction that has befallen them, for
we regarded Mrs. CONDON as a sincere, worthy, helpful member of our order, a
conscientious and most ememplary Christian lady, and one who felt a keen
interest in the attainment of lofty, purposes for which we are banded
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to Mr. CONDON, that they
be spread upon the records of our organization and that they be mailed to
our city newspapers for publication.
Mrs. M.F. KERWICK
Mrs. W.I. BRANAGAN
Miss Lil PATTON
Mr. Ralph H. LAW and Miss Mary H. TIBBS, both of this city, were united in
marriage at the home of Mr.and Mrs. A.H. HOSKINS, an uncle of the bride. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. LAMBLY, pastor of the Congregational church.
Only a few of the friends and relatives of the contracting parties were in
attendance. Mr. and Mrs. LAW will live in the RICHIE residence on the north
side. The bride is a handsome young lady and is cheery and amiable. She has
made many warm friends during her residence in this city and is a most
worthy young woman. The groom works in the Model laundry. He is a genial,
practical, sensible young man and enjoys the esteem of such as have met him
in a business way. The Democrat offers hearty congratulations to the happy
A West Bend Business Man Gone.
A dispatch from West Bend to the Minneapolis Tribune says tha V.L. BEDIER,
who recently purchased the EASTON stock of drugs at that place, is missing
and that his accounts are in bad shape. The deficit foots up over $3,000. As
he was once a Red Cross nurse in the Philippines, it is thought that he has
returned to the islands. He is a comparatively young man.
Emmetsburg Democrat, May 5, 1905:
Why suffer with spring tiredness, mean, cross feeling, no strength, no
appetite? Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea will make you well and keep you well.
25c, tea or tablets.
I will be pasture cattle during the summer at the following rates: yearlings,
$2.25: two year olds and over, $2.50. Tame and blue grass pasture and plenty of
water and salt. Any one desiring to pasture cattle should let me know by first
mail. W.P. HEIDECKER, Hopring, Io.
Pature for Rent.
Good tame grass pasture, with shade and river, near Maher bridge. Call on or
write W.L. Linderman. Emmetsburg, Iowa.
FOR SALE: A splendid five year-old gelding weighing about 1,200. MRS. J.W.
Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Kirby, of Estherville, were over Sunday guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Kelly.
Joe, Michael and John Joynt went to west Bend Monday evening to attend the
marriage of Michael W. Joynt to Miss Maggie Felhauer which took place Tuesday.
The Guild tea will be held at the home of Mrs. F. Bunter Wednesday afternoon.
All are cordially invited.
Mrs. W.L. Losey will leave for North McGregor today. Mr. Losey has not yet
secured a home.
Peter Hoelzner left for Eldora Sunday evening. he is commencing his spring
J. S. Atkinson was a business visitor to Ottosen Monday.
D.R. Alexander came down from Estherville Monday.
E.B. Soper Jr. was an Estherville visitor Monday.
John Drummy Jr. is now night porter at the Waverly.
A card from S. Schirmer, who is at Mason City, says that he hopes to be home
in a few days. Dr. Murphy says his eye will not be permanently injured. This is
Miss Mary Barts and little Marion Krieger returned Monday from a week's visit
Monday at Ayrshire Mr. Frank Fitzpatrick and Miss Nellie Murphy were united
in marriage by Father L.J. Carroll. The Democrat extends congratulations.
Fairfield township has 672 people, Cylinder 157, Fern Valley 478, and Great
Lost, April 7, between James Pringle's and H.T. Allen's home, a Stoughton
wagon endgate. Finder will please return to Mr. Pringle or leave at John
August Swessinger was up from Mallard Monday. He reports crop conditions in
the south part of the county all that could be desired.
Mr. and Mrs. James Currans, of Ruthven, were Emmetsburg visitors Monday.
John K. Martin Kicked by a Horse.
Sunday morning while J.K. Martin was taking a couple horses out of his barn, one
of them kicked him in the side. For some time it was thought that he was
seriously injured, but we are glad to note that he is able to be about again. He
had a very, very close call.
Chas. gates came over from Ruthven Monday morning.
W.J. Brown and E.P. Barringer left Monday evening for a two weeks land trip
through Assinabol and Manitoba, Canada.
From the Emmetsburg Democrat May 5, 1905:
The residence of P.H. Sherlock, of Emmetsburg township, was destroyed by fire
Friday night. All the furniture on the second floor of the building was lost but
everything down stairs was saved. It appears that there was a lamp in the room
in which two of Mr. Sherlock's small boys were sleeping. The boys claim that
they put it our before they went to bed. Hence just how the blaze started is not
known. One of the boys felt the fire burning his clothing which awakened him. He
grabbed his brother and dragged him into an adjoining room. They then ran
downstairs and called their father. The latter rushed up stairs and found the
entire bed and clothing on fire. It was too late to try to save the house, so by
hard effort the furniture on the first floor was removed. Some of the members of
the family were away attending a party in the neighborhood so that help was
scarce. It is fortunate that the two small boys were not burned to death. The
home was insured in the County Mutual for about half its value. Mr. and Mrs.
Sherlock have moved intot the Frederickson home close by. Mr. Sherlock having
purchased the farm a few years ago. It is quite conveniently located, which
makes it handy for them under the unfortunate circumstances in which they find
themselves. Their numerous friends will regret to learn of their loss.
June 21, 1905:
Mrs. H.M. Helgen and children were over Sunday visitors at Ruthven.
Geo Helgen was a visitor to Ruthven Tuesday.
Earl Golden went to Algona Saturday afternoon.
C.C. Thompson was over from Ayrshire Wednesday.
H.G. Dudgeon was a south-bound passenger Monday evening.
John Dooley has had a steel ceiling placed in the J.K. Benda store room.
Dr. Guy Farley, of Whittemore, was in town between trains Saturday.
Gus Gordon is spending his vacation at his home northeast of Cylinder.
Mrs. Donovan and children, of Milwaukee, are visiting Mrs. Michael Dwyer.
W. R. Moses and W.D. Grant arrived in this city from Regina, Canada,
Miss Hiltrude McEvoy, of Gilmore, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
E.P. McEvoy, of this place.
Miss Cora Williams returned form Mallard Friday, where she had been teaching
school during the spring months.
Miss Charlotte Salvan returned to Cylinder Saturday afternoon. She will spend
her vacation with her parents.
M.F. Brennan came down from Osakis, Minnesota, to attend his mother's
funeral. He looks good and likes that country.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Johnson, of Curlew, and two sons were in town Saturday.
They were guests at the county clerk's home.
J. R. Moore was a Rodman visitor between trains Monday. His elevator at that
place was damaged by Sunday afternoon's windstorm.
Miss Mary Burns, of Keokuk, arrived in this city Monday evening. She came to
attend the funeral of her uncle, Lawrence Burns.
Dr. Kidder and little daughter have gone to Dunkirk, New York to visit his
mother. They went as far as Chicago on Saturday evening excursion.
Misses Gladys, Mildred and George Vedder, of Laurens, are visiting their
grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. O.O. Williams, of Emmetsburg.
Mrs. B.F. Schroeder and Miss Gretchen went to McGregor Tuesday to visit Mrs.
Losey. From there they will go to Dubuque to spend a few weeks with relatives.
Mrs. J.S. Gibson joined Saturday evening an excursion to Chicago and from
there will go to Scotland. She intended leaving yesterday but took advantage of
the reduced rate on part of the trip. May she have a safe voyage.
A cement sidewalk has been placed along the block north of the high school
building. A lady in Indiana owns the property and, like many other
non-residents, she is very reluctant about improving it. She don't think that
Emmetsburg needs sidewalks.
Spalding Temperance society will meet at Hibernian hall tomorrow evening. The
delegates to the state convention will give their report of the proceedings. A
full attendance of the adult members is desired. The date of the next meeting of
the juveniles will be announced Thursday evening.
During the past week Mr. Saunders took his friends, Geo. J. Consigney, H.W.
Beebe, and C.C. Mueller, to Spirit Lake, where they enjoyed fishing for a few
Emmetsburg Democrat, November 29, 1905:
Had His hands Full.
Prof Floyd has his hands full. He is now instructing bands at Armstrong,
Estherville, Graettinger and Emmetsburg, and now Whittemore wants him. He is
without question as good a cornetist as here is in Iowa.
Friday night some scamp disfigured the walls of the hallway leading to the
Armory with a lead pencil and red chalk. People who do such things as this
should, if proven guilty, be severely punished.
H.C. Shadbolt is making good headway with his building in which he will
manufacture cement tile and building blocks. It will be a large finely built
structure. Mr. Shadbolt never does anything by halves.
C.L. McFarland reports that he had an excellent sale. He sold some cows with
twin calves for $13 and another cow for $37.50. Three of his horses brought $140
each. His machinery of course, went cheap. He had a long list of property. He
had a $2,600 sale and did not dispose of much of his hay or grain.
Mrs. F.L. Harrison of Cylinder was an Emmetsburg visitor Saturday.
Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Miss Irene Mihlfred, of
Mallard, aged 14. Particulars next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dietz, of Buffalo, New York, are visiting at the home of
Wm. Wright. Mrs. Dietz is a niece of Mr. Wright.
Mrs. F.H. O'Halloran and Mrs. Agnew were among the people from Cylinder who
attended the fair in the city during the past week.
Saturday afternoon a number of Master Edward O'Brien's little friends were
invited to aid him in celebrating his birthday. All spent a delightful
November 14 Mr. and Mrs. Kohl, of South Vernon, gave a party to an number of
their friends in honor of Miss Minnie Fickel. Quite a number were present and
all had a good time.
WALL PAPER: I have two full sets of books of wall paper to select from at my
FOR RENT: The store room first door north of J.H. Knoblauch's . Has water,
closets and modern advantages. MRS. THEODOSIA FITZGERALD.