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.


Poultry Wanted
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.
For Sale.
Some good fresh milch cows for sale
at reasonable prices. Call at my residence
1 miles east of Emmetsburg.
    C.S. McMURRY.
Public Sale.
    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 cordially invited.
-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 Bend Journal.
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. Hunter.
-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 be extended.

    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.

Trespass Notice.
    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 the law.

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 enjoyment.

Situation Wanted.
    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.

Mallard Items.
    The Ladies' Aid Society met with Mrs. G.C. Sands Thursday of last week.
    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 Burg.
    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.

Ruthven Items
    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.

A Perilous Trip with a Golden Ending--Perhaps.
        Sunday, July 26, 1898

    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 sudden death.
    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 this time.
    Give my best respects to my acquaintances. Good-by just now.
        THOS. LAIRD.

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 quite badly.

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 workmanship.
-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 home.
-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 future welfare.
-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 garments.
-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 summer.
- 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 Proceedings.
    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.

Personal Mention
-Mrs. Page, of Spirit Lake, spent Sunday in this city with her sister, Mrs. J.P. Crose.
-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. W.W. FROST.

    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 those checks.
    W.H. VAUGHN.

    Corn Huskers Wanted.
    Good Corn. Good Pay.
    P.C. Duer, Vernon Township.

    Auction Sale.
    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, however.
    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 Vindicator.
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 fruits.
    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 friends.

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, Illinois, Sunday.

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 manner.
-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 storeroom.
-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 warranted.
-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.

For Sale.
A carload of young grade bulls, and a
carload of ewes already bred.

Plymouth Rocks.
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.

Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, March 10, 1899

Friday Club.
    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 program.

Womans' Club.
    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.
Five Characters.
Recitation...............A Bad Case.
Gladys Yearous.
Organ solo with violin accompaniment The Misses Toole.
Recitation....................Where They Don't Feel any Cold.
Frank Satter.
Recitation....................Sunday on the Farm.
Otto Satter.
Quartette....................The Old Camping Ground.
Drill............................Mrs. Cantwell's School
Recitation.................. Them's my Sentiments Too.
Henry Wright.
Solo...........................The Church Across the Way.
Mrs. Hollineagle.
Recitation..................Mrs. Bingaum's Victory.
Amy Towle and N. Wright.
Recitation................The Organ Builder.
Adolph Jonnson
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.

To introduce my work I will make Photographs at the following prices:
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.
    Yours Respectfully,



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 English rule.
    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 excellent manner.
    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.

Epworth League.
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:
    President-Fred Allum.
    1st Vice Pres.- John Morris.
    2d Vice Pres-Mrs. U. Underwood.
    3d Vice Pres.-Miss Barbara Blair.
    Secretary-Ames Forsythe.
    Treasurer-Harley Daley.
    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;
    Edison Projectiscope;
    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 mason work.

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 city.

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 o'clock.

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 attorneys.

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 Democrat
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa
Wednesday, 9 Dec 1903


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
at once.
Mrs. BOBLIT, who has been quite ill for some time, is able to be up and
about again.
Mrs. E.E. RYAN and little daughter, of Ruthven, visited Emmetsburg friends
last week.
The Free Press reports twins at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. CHRISTIANSON,
of Ruthven.
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 schools.

Supt. Anna Odland attended the State Teachers' association at Des Moines last week.

Editor Larsen and Mr. Gabrielson, of Graettinger, were Emmetsburg visitiors Monday afternoon.

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 issue.

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 this city.

Mrs. H. Allen, of Vernon, who has been quite ill for some time is reported better.

Miss Anna Hearity left for Dubuque Tuesday where she will visit friends for a short time.

Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O'Brien, of Booth township, are reported very ill.

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 Trinity church.

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. McCarty's parents.

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 farmer.

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 issue.

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 enjoyable evening.

Emmetsburg Democrat
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.

Emmetsburg Democrat
Palo Alto County, Iowa
1 Mar 1905

Mrs. T.J. WHITE and Miss Maria BRANAGAN were over from Whittemore between
trains Wednesday.
Brother LARSEN was down from Graettinger Saturday calling on the members of
the profession.
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
the offender.
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.
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,
March 3.

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
sister town.

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
young friends.

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...

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.

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.

Pasture Notice
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. BRENNAN.

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 trip.

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 good news.

Miss Mary Barts and little Marion Krieger returned Monday from a week's visit at Ocheyedan.

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 Oak 525.

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 Gaston's.

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, Saturday forenoon.

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 days.

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 afternoon.

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 home. H.DIMLER.

FOR RENT: The store room first door north of J.H. Knoblauch's . Has water, closets and modern advantages. MRS. THEODOSIA FITZGERALD.