Iowa Old Press

Allamakee Journal
Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa
May 9, 1923

- On Wednesday last about noon, an alarm of fire was given and the conflagration found to be the wood shed at the rear of the Jordan Hotel, caused by the falling sparks of a passing locomotive. It was extinguished without a great deal of damage.

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The Democrat
Waukon, Allamakee co. Iowa
May 30, 1923

Edgar F. Medary, publisher

Iowa News Briefs

State Bank Commissioner R.L. Leach announced the appointment of Carl S. Foster, Guthrie Center, as deputy bank commissioner.

Lafayette Young, Sr. was the guest of honor at a luncheon of the Greater Des Moines committee at the Des Moines club in celebration of Mr. Young's seventy-fifth birthday.

Omer Amundsen, 25 years old, of Jewell, was killed when he fell between two cars of World Brothers circus train south of Eagle Grove. The circus was en route from Webster City to Rolfe.

Desire of Fred Tanke, Avoca pioneer, to see his son, Carl, and wife, induced the son to return to Avoca to face a liquor charge. He was arraigned before Judge G.W. Cullison and fined $200.

Benjamin King of Humeston, one of Iowa's pioneer citizens died recently at the age of 91 years. He was a successful farmer, banker and business man. He had lived in the vicinity of Humeston since 1868.

Gus Overmuller, 32 years old, farmer living near Norway was killed instantly when the automobile he was driving was struck by a fast east-bound North Western passenger train at a grade crossing in Watkins.

"Strangler" Lewis went down and stayed down before Iowa mud roads on his way from St. Louis to Chicago. He tried to drive. He got stuck near McGregor and had to hire farmers to pull him out. He used to live at McGregor.

A big Durham cow owned by Clarence Ewing, who lives on a farm near Keosauqua, fell into a cistern. By the aid of several men, a derrick and block and tackle, bossy was hoisted out and released not much worse for her plunge.

Mr. and Mrs. John Barthelme, residing near Cresco, became the parents of triplets, two boys and a girl, born on May 22nd. All the babies are remarkably well formed and lively. Their weight ranged from 6 to 7 pounds each. The Plaindealer states that Dr. W.C. Hess, the attending physician, was kept on the jump assisting six babies into the world in 48 hours. On Sunday, May 20th, a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Baldner. On Monday, the 21st, twin boys arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shimak near Protivin, and the next day the Barthelme triplets.

Cresco lost one of its oldest pioneer residents and a most honored and respected business man and citizen in the death of Patrick F. O'Malley, which occurred at St. Paul on Monday, May 21st, where he was receiving medical attention. He was born in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, Nov. 14, 1836, and was nearly 87 years of age. He came to the United States when 14 years of age, and later to Cresco with the building of the railroad in 1866, where he engaged in business and conducted the [paper torn] --ding drygoods store there for fifty years. The home papers speak very [paper torn] of his manly characteristics, [paper torn] Times adding this sterling approp-- [paper torn] "would that the world and this community had more such men of [paper torn] and integrity."

Waukon High School Commencement
This week is the eventful period in school circles, attendant upon commencement which marks the termination of the high school work of the large class of 1923, comprising 30 girls and 17 boys named herewith, and the course from which they have been graduated:
Normal Training - Marie A'Hern, Eunice Barr, Beatrice Bender, Esther Beeler, Mabel Clark, Alice Collins, Dorothy Collins, Margaret Devitt, Alice Dixon, Bessie Farnham, Julia Hanson, Charlotte Henderson, Stella Jones (Class Valedictorian), Rita Keiser, Anna Laughlin, Frances Miller, Dolores Molumby, Althea Opfer, Lois Opfer, Mary O'Brien, Anna Siekmeier, Lydia Siekmeier, Oline Siem, Iva Stafford, Joanna Zissler.
College Entrance - Leo Colvin, Glenn Davis, Dwight DeWitt, Alfred Hansmeier, Paul Helming, Milton Herman, Earl Jones, Creston Kelly, George Leiser, Edgar Markley, Ralph Martin, John Nagel, Ruth Owen, Alphonse Schwartzhoff, Marion Winter.
Commerce - Henry Dayton (Class Salutatorian), Clarence Haas, Marcella Kibby, Donald Kiesau, Joseph McGeough, Helen O'Brien, Irene Rasmussen.
Their class motto is "Promote Good Fellowship." Colors, old gold and green. Flower, yellow rose.

Peder and Erick Olson, brothers who were early residents of Center township, but removed to Minnesota, have been visiting relatives and old friends in the vicinity of Elon and were in Waukon Monday. Both are civil war veterans, Peder having been a member of Company B, 27th Iowa, which was largely recruited at Lansing. He would have like to have met a few of the comrades of his regiment who still reside here. He is a well preserved man of 80 years and lives in Los Angeles.

Mrs. E.W. Cronin arrived from Minneapolis last week and is the guest of her friend, Miss Cora McDonell, while renewing old home acquaintances here on her first visit in over twenty years. Among her girlhood friends she is remembered as Miss Lizzie Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ward, now deceased. She, with three others, Mrs. Minnie Earle-Hemenway, Miss Jessie Lewis and Miss Lizzie Spaulding, comprised the first graduating class of the Waukon public schools.

Miss Clara B. Comstock was a week-end visitor in Waukon, calling on several of the orphan children she has brought here in past years from a children's home in New York City, with which she has been a valued attache for 20 years past. She had not been here for three years, but found all of her former charges contented and happy in good homes.

Friends of Geo. Kumph of Waterloo township, were pleased to learn that he was recovering from a serious operation on his stomach, which was recently performed at the hospital at Spring Grove, Minn., but a setback occurred and his death took place Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Gladys Taylor of Chicago, is a welcome visitor here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Markley. She came to attend the commencement exercises, her brother Edgar Markley, being a member of the class. Miss Lida Hewitt, matron of the Childrens Home at Dubuque, and Mrs. Pearl Adams of Lamont, Iowa, are also here to attend commencement and to visit their sisters, Mesdames Jas. Markley and Dwight Sherman.

Mr. and Mrs. Holver Hagen, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Knudtson and Mrs. C.P. Beale of route 4, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Knudtson of this city, went to Decorah Sunday to attend the silver wedding anniversary of Mrs. Beale's cousin, C.J. Oddan and wife.

Cyril Steiber, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steiber of Lafayette township, died Thursday, May 24th, while undergoing an operation at the local hospital. He was critically ill with peritoitis and in an endeavor to save his life an operation was performed, but he was too weak to stand the ordeal and passed away while under the anesthetic. He is survived by his heartbroken parents and six brothers and sisters.

Tony Wolfie was summoned to Dubuque on Wednesday last by the death of his sister, Miss Joe Wolfie, who passed away at her home there the evening before, after several years of impaired health which she bore with much patience and Christian spirit. Two sisters and the brother sadly mourn her death.

Only one marriage permit has been issued the past week at the clerk's office, that of Francis G. Whalen, 22, and Katherine Hawe, 21, both of Taylor township. Their marriage takes place on Thursday next, June 5th at St. Ann's church at Harpers Ferry.

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Ehrie were given a happy surprise at their home on East Main street Tuesday, when a large number of relatives and friends assembled to assist them in celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Edibles for a bounteous dinner and supper were brought and served by the guests, and a purse of money was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Ehrie as a token of esteem. Mrs. Ehrie appeared in her wedding gown, which she had carefully preserved, and looked as charming as when she took her marriage vows forty years ago.

Proof of Will
To All Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given that an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Andrew B. Droivold, deceased, late of Allamakee county, Iowa, has been opened and read in the office of the Clerk of District Court of Iowa, in and for Allamakee county, and that September 4th, 1923, has been set for hearing the proof of said will in said court. Witness my hand and the seal of said court this 30th day of April, 1923. Wm F. Shafer, Clerk of District Court.

Local & Personal
-A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thies, residing near Rossville, on the 23rd inst.
-Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Springer, formerly of the Grand hotel, became the parents Sunday of a baby boy, their first born.
-The Cory Stilwell family will move back to their farm in Linton township next week, where they will reside during vacation.
-Postmaster Smith is enjoying the pleasure of driving a Ford sedan which he purchased last week of the Minert agency.
-Miss Iowa Bellows, who was lately employed here in Waukon, has accepted a position as linotype operator at Prentice, Wis.
-The little three year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Feuerhelm, living near Rossville, is seriously ill with inflammatory rheumatism.
-Lew Gerkey has gone to Guttenberg to work in a barber shop. His brother Joe is also located there at present as an operator at the railroad station.
-Mrs. Harry Blegen and baby Edward of Winnipeg, Canada, have been enjoying a visit here the past week at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Frank Kelly.
-Mrs. B.F. Dasher who resides with her daughter, Mrs. J.J. Thill at Dubuque, arrived last week for an extended visit with her son Harry and family.
-Ed. Opfer has been down from Bryson, Minn., the past week for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Opfer, and other relatives and friends.
-Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pratt will sympathize with them in the loss of their baby who passed away at birth last week. Mrs. Pratt was in a critical condition, but is now considered out of danger.
-The marriage banns of Mr. John Casey of Decorah, and Miss Rose Malone of Dorchester, were announced for the first time at the Dorchester Catholic church last Sunday. Their marriage will take place on June 4th.
-Miss Clara Fossum commenced a term of parochial school at the Sorum schoolhouse May 28th.
-Miss Dorothy Murray arrived last week from Chicago to spend the summer with her grandmother, Mrs. John Steele.
-Willard Minert of Fort Dodge, was an over Sunday visitor here with his mother, Mrs. Margaret Minert and family.
-Mrs. Avora Davis has received news of the birth of a baby girl Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Young of Chicago.
-Mrs. T.K. Passmore and Miss Alice Daulton leave this week for a visit with their sister, Mrs. H.O. Conkey, at Sault Ste Marie, Mich.
-The Henry Olson home in the west part of town is quarantined for scarlet fever, their youngest daughter having contracted the ailment.
-The baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Marti of this township, was baptized by Rev. Ernst today and given the name of Lester Irving.
-Lewis Williams has been absent from his duties at the postoffice the past few days on account of having an operation on his nose.
-Mrs. Glenn Farnham of Clermont, and little Miss Mary Regan of the Peter Regan household of this city, had their tonsils removed at the local hospital last week.
-Clifford Pardee arrived Saturday for an extended sojourn after six years of service in the regular army, which he terminated last week at Washington, D.C., where he had been stationed for some time past.
-Eight G.A.R. veterans were enabled to be present at the memorial services at the M.E. church Sunday. They were G.P. Bellows, Henry Graham, D.R. Walker, Hans Monson, James Thompson, W.B. Cowan, A.M. May and Chas. Goeke.
-Martin Kidder was summoned here last week from Chicago where he is employed, owing to the critical illness of his brother, Louis, whose death occurred Monday. Martin informs his acquaintances that he was married on Wednesday last to Miss Evelyn Wixtron of Chicago.

Ludlow News
-Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Depping and the former's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Depping, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Schutta Sunday.
-H.F. Opfer recently purchased a team of Shetland poinies from August Nagel, and his boys are again enjoying a nice three mile ride every day to attend the German school.
-Henry Meier has all the material on the ground for a new barn which he will build soon.
-There have been new cars purchased thus far this spring as follows: Herman Hangesmeier, F.W. Flage, Albert Duvel and Harvey Pausch, new Fords. Fred Kriete and Dewey Miller, Chevrolet cars.
-The two year old child of the Arthur Hilmer family of Ludlow, managed to secure some creosote dip Tuesday and drank it, resulting in a badly burned mouth and throat, and causing the family considerable anxiety for a time.

Luana News [Clayton county]
-E.W. Radach has moved into the Henry Rosenberg residence.
-Miss Helen Truman has finished her school work in the Eno district.
-Mrs. Chas. Schneider of Merrill, Wis., came last week to see her mother, Mrs. Carl Schroeder, who is very ill.
-Mrs. John Hansen and children have returned to their home at Minneapolis, after several days visit with relatives here.
-C. Bomberger went to Dallas Center, Iowa, last week to attend the funeral of his mother, who passd away at her home there.
-Mrs. Minnie Jahnke came home last week from Garnavillo, where she had been caring for her daughter's husband, Harley Gossman, who has been sick with pneumonia.
-Miss Emma Oldag returned the first of the week from the hospital at Postville. Will Oldag of Spring Valley, Minn., and Mrs. Mary Ernst of Cedar Falls, have been visiting their father, Wm. Oldag, St., who has been sick.

Frankville News [Winneshiek county]
-I.R. Hughes is in Decorah moving some buildings.
-F.T. Bulman and family autoed to Waukon Sunday.
-Lawrence Pilgrim purchased a Dodge roadster while in Dubuque.
-Lyle Bollman is riding around in a new Chevrolet coupe since Thursday.
-Rev. Peck filled the pulpit at Rossville Sunday for Rev. Van Nice.
-Mrs. Betsy Bollman of Sheldon, came Saturday for a visit with her son's family.
-Tom Bollman, Lyle French, Roy and James Kneeskern were on a fishing trip to Lansing Tuesday.
-Mrs. Rilla Letchford returned Sunday from a week's visit at Decorah with Mr. and Mrs. James Drew.
-Mrs. Albert Latterman was taken to the hospital at Postville Sunday. She has been very sick for the last two weeks.
-Mrs. J.G. Johnson and Mrs. Orrin Grangaard and daughter Norma of Waukon, visited at the Frank Bulman home Thursday.
-Mrs. George Van Wey and sons Irving and Earl went to Nordness on Tuesday for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Maud Peck and sons.
-Chris Waters brought the new piano from Postville Monday, which was purchased for the church from Mr. Schutta at that place.
-Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Pratt of Chicago, spent the week end with his uncle's family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bollman, returning home Sunday evening.
-A large company of relatives went to the Decorah park Sunday for a picnic dinner. Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pratt of Chicago were guests of honor.
-Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pilgrim attended the graduation exercises at Epworth, Iowa, last Wednesday, where Mrs. P.'s bother graduated. They returned Thursday and Miss Sophia Byer came back with htem for a few days visit, returning Sunday.
-Mr. Sam Waters, Sr., celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday, May 26, at the home of his son, Chris Waters. About sixty relatives and friends were present and enjoyed the excellent dinner, after which short talks were given by many of the guests in which they recalled many pleasant events of the past, and a most enjoyable time was spent. Late in the afternoon refreshments were served, and all returned home feeling that they had spent one of the happiest days of their lives. Mr. Waters, Sr., has lived in and near Frankville for 65 years and is in excellent health and is respected by all who know him.

Postville News
-D.J. Murphy of Waukon, was a Postville visitor the first of last week on profesional business.
-A.C. Webster and H.D. Webb left last week for Lyons county, Iowa and Sioux Falls to look after the farm interests of W.S. Webster.
-G.W. Hunt of Guttenberg, former superintendent of our schools, is speaker here Decoration Day.
-Dr. and Mrs. Kiesau will go to Cedar Rapids next week to attend the commencement exercises at Coe college, their daughter being a member of the graduating class.
-Harry Neff, the newly appointed agent of the Rock Island, with his family are now residents of Postville. He assumed the duties of his position the first of last week.
-A.L. Peterson returned last week from his California trip. On his way home by auto he was accompanied by his parents. He made good time from Los Angeles on account of good roads and weather, until he struck Nebraska where he was tied up two days on account of a snow storm in the western part of the state.

Mrs. J.H. Gray, a former resident of Postville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.A. Fullerton at Cedar Falls, on Thursday, May 17, and the funeral was held Sunday with burial at that place. She was 72 years old, and besides a daughter she leaves one son, Wayland R. Gray of Dyke, Iowa. Mr. Gray who died about twelve years ago was a well known jeweler and clothing merchant in Postville for a number of years before his removal to Cedar Falls, and both he and his wife were held in the highest esteem here.

Word was received last Thursday morning that Mrs. Caroline Rasmussen had died at her home in Dubuque the evening before. While her death was rather sudden it was not unexpected, as she had been ailing for some time. Deceased was born at Waterville on March 16, 1864. Besides two daughters, Mrs. F.W. Meiske of Hartley, and Miss Bessie Rasmussen of Dubuque, she is survived by two sons, Louis of Dubuque, and Otto F. of Des Moines; also a grandson, five brothers and four sisters. She was a member of the First Congregational church and Royal Neighbors of America and Order of Eastern Star, who had charge of the funeral services, which were held at the Rasmussen home at Dubuque Saturday. Several attended from here.

Paint Creek News
-Miss Alma Nelson is visiting at the Engvald Bratrud home at present.
-The Lewis Olson family are numbered among the sick ones with the measles.
-H. Lindland started a term of parochial school at the Ness schoolhouse Monday.
-Mrs. Oscar Roe of Harpers Ferry, visited Saturday evening at the G. Jeglum home.
-Ed. Groezinger and family of Waukon, spent Sunday with the Gilbert Jeglum family.
-Miss Edna Anderson assisted mrs. Sam Anderson of Elon with house duties a few days last week.
-On Friday evening, May 25, a reception was held at the George Sorenson home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Sorenson, whose marriage occurred on Thursday, May 24. The young couple were showered with many beautiful gifts.
-Rev. Lea and daughter Antonette and son albert, Gilbert Jeglum and daughters Maybelle and Grace and son LeRoy, Mrs. Anna Kolsrud and Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Kolsrud were in attendance on Wednesday at the church assembly held at the Lutheran church at Clermont last week.

Rossville News
-Kenneth Pufahl is working for Elmer Hefner.
-Ben Pederson is engaged in painting Cal. Campbell's residence.
-Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Stahl spent Sunday at the E.E. Cassada home.
-Mrs. Em. Leas spent Thursday at the home of her son, Fred Leas.
-George Clark and wife of Waukon, took supper at the Biggs home Friday evening.
-Mrs. Peter Fish spent Wednesday at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Huffman.
-Mrs. Lawrence Wampler of Sioux City, spent the day Saturday at the Deemer home.
-Mr. and Mrs. Winger and son Lee, took supper at the home of Hamp Deemer Friday.
-Cleo Kuehne and Miss Charlotte Dravis were visitors Tuesday evening at the Geo. Kuehne home.
-Florence Pufahl is spending a few days down in Big Foot visiting at the Walter Gast and Will Thias homes.
-George Rose and family of Volney, were recent visitors at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Huffman.
-There was a splendid turnout at Sunday school and church on Sunday. All were pleased to see Rev. Van Nice able to be out and preach again.
-Dr. Crawford spent Saturday with his old time friend, Grandma Biggs. Mrs. Biggs is the only one living in this cummunity that knew the doctor's mother.
-Miss Clara Fossum arrived home from North Dakota last Friday having been with her brothers for several weeks. She reports Casper as much improved, but he was brought to a hospital in St. Paul for further treatment. Miss Clara accompanied him there and stayed with him a few days before coming home.

Irish Ridge News
-Ruth Hertrampf visited Sunday at the R.F. Levenhagen home.
-John Rutledge and children were visiting old friends on the Ridge Sunday.
-Theo. Berns from near Elkport was a caller at the Frank Loetz home on Sunday.
-James Clark, Jr., visited Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Theo. Topel, on Oak Ridge.
-Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Aird and children spent Wednesday evening at McGregor.
-Grandma McAndrew and daughter Kate visited Thursday at the John Grady home.
-Miss Ruby Levenhagen was a Thursday night guest of her cousin, Malinda Kuesten.
-Mrs. Cora Vance and son Lester of Ossian, came Saturday for a visit at the Needham home.
-Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts and daughter were Sunday visitors at the F.E. Wilkins home.
-Helen Schaefer visited a few days last week with her uncle and aunt, John and Mary Licht, at Monona.
-Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Mielke and son Dayton were callers at the C.G Aird and R.F. Levenhagen homes Friday afternoon.

Oak Ridge News
-Miss Elda Fett spent a few days the past week at the Lou Swartz home.
-Mrs. Joe Klima spent Wednesday visiting her mother, Mrs. Chas. Topel.
-The party at Simon Moses Monday evening was well attended and everyone reported a good time.
-Rev. and Mrs. Hillman made several calls on the Ridge among members of their congregation during the week.
-Martin Franck and family of Monona, and Bert Schlitter and family of this place, autoed to Lansing Sunday, where they spent the day visiting friends.
-Mr. and Mrs. Joe Klima of Pleasant Ridge, and James Clark of Irish Ridge, were Sunday visitors at the Theo. Topel home. Minnie Sieg and Chas and Elmer Topel also spent the afternoon there.
-Oscar Fett was pleasantly surprised last Wednesday evening when a number of young folks gathered to spend the evening with him, the occasion being his birthday.

Sunshine Hill News
-Mrs. Thos. J. McCormick and son Tom were Waukon shoppers Wednesday afternoon.
-Mrs. W.J. Nicholson and baby Maurice were callers at the J.J. Broderick home Saturday.
-Gertie Wachter and Evelyn Bussen helped Mrs. Jas. McCormick at housecleaning the past week.
-John Fahey who has been spending his vacation in this vicinity, returned to Chicago Thursday.
-Willie Berry who is employed near Froelich, spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives and friends in this vicinity.
-J.J. Broderick and daughter Alice were callers at the Mike McNally, James Wilson and Joe Vaughan homes Friday.
-Margaret Blackwell went to Monona Monday and spent a couple of days with her sister, Mrs. Ross Dull and other friends.
-Joe Larkin was a Waukon visitor Thursday afternoon.
-Miss Lorraine Byrnes returned to her home after a week's visit here.
-Thos. J. Berry who is employed at the Celia Walsh home helping with the spring work, was a caller at the M.J. Haas home Sunday.
-Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Jones and children, also Mr. and Mrs. James Shannon and son Clifton spent Sunday afternoon at the Mrs. J.F. Wachter home.
-Mrs. R.J. Elliott of Monona, visited with relatives in this vicinity the past week and attended Mrs. Rose McCormick's funeral at Paint Rock Saturday.
-Alice and Hugh Broderick Mrs. Thos. Berry and son Willie motored to Waukon Saturday evening and the two ladies remained over night and were guests at the J.P. Broderick home.
-Mr. and Mrs. O.J Hager and daughters Helen and Anna of Waukon, also Mr. and Mrs. Ross Dull and daughter Ruth, spent Sunday with the R.E. Blackwell family.

Waukon Junction News
-L. Lannegan made a business trip to Waukon Saturday.
-Miss C. Eggleston is visiting her cousin, Mrs. T. Finnegan.
-Mrs. E. Atall spend Sunday afternoon at the John Atall home.
-J. Kesselberg and Martin Conley are the new men working on the section.
-Mrs. C. Chapin, Sydney Chapin and Mr. and Mrs. J. Chapin autoed out to the O.H. Boardman home Sunday.
-Mr. and Mrs. T. Finnegan, Mr. and Mrs. A. Beutler, Mrs. J. Finnegan, Miss C. Eggleston and L. Lannegan were fishing Sunday in Ward's and O'Brien's ponds, but had the usual fishermen's luck.

Ion News
-Albert O'Hara and mother were in Monona Saturday.
-Paul Finley was entertained at the F.L. Jones home Sunday.
-Wm Aird and wife were callers in Monona Saturday afternoon.
-M.M. Walsh and sons and Ben Evans were in Waukon Saturday.
-Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jones and Ruth Jones autoed to Waukon Friday evening.
-Mrs. Fred Fett is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. W.J. Aird.
-Theo Schlitter and family were entertained at the Frank Jones home on Sunday.
-John Knapp was entertained at the G.A. Schellsmidt home Thursday evening.
-Elmer and Clem Schellsmidt and Marie Schafer spent Sunday evening with their friend, Helen O'Hara.
-G.A. Schellsmidt and son Elmer and daughter Loella and Will Aird and father were in Waukon Friday.

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The Waterville Budget
Waterville, Allamakee co. Iowa
May 30, 1923

Published in The Democrat

Death of a Former Resident.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Jeglum and Mrs. Oscar Roe of Harpers Ferry, went to Dubuque Friday to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Caroline Rasmusen, the daughter of the late, Ole K. Jeglum, who died at her home in Dubuque on Thursday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock, after a lingering illness. She was born at Waterville, march 14, 1864, and was educated in the public school at that place. She was married to Andrew Rasmusen forty-one years ago. Besides two daughters, Mrs. F.W. Meiske of Hartley, Iowa, and Miss Bessie Rasmusen of Dubuque, she is survived by two sons, Otto F. of Des Moines and Lewis of Dubuque. She was a member of the First Congregational church, the Royal Neighbors and the Order of the Eastern Star of Postville. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. LeRoy Lippert and the Eastern Star members of Dubuque. Interment was made in Linwood cemetery. During the services Mrs. Maude Marshall Kingland sang the hymns, "Crossing the Bar" and "In the Sweet By and By." Mrs. F.M. Clark played the accompaniment. Out of town people at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Hecker, Harvey Douglass, Mrs. E.P. Durno of Postville, Otto F. Rasmusen of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Jeglum of Waterville, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meiske and son Cloy of Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Brothers and sisters who were unable to be present at the funeral were Casper Jeglum of San Francisco, Halvor Jeglum of Cleive, Canada, Lewis Jeglum of Fortuna, N.D., Henry Jeglum of Minneapolis, Mrs. Berg Melstad of Hayfield, Minn., Thos. Jeglum of Waukon and their half sister, Mrs. Hans Johnson of Waterville.

-Mrs. John Pederson is a victim of the measles
-Isaac Gronlid drove to Ft. Dodge in his car last Tuesday.
-Mike Hart shipped a car of horses to Chicago last Friday.
-Oscar Seele and family were Waukon visitors last Friday.
-Theo Spinner made a shipment of 77 hogs to Chicago last Tuesday.
-Ing Satrang shipped a car of hogs last Monday for Equity members.
-Les Gaynor was in Waukon last Thursday for a date with his dentist.
-Alfred Pederson was a helper in the G.A. Hagen store during school vacation.
-Alf Hanson played for a dance with Hall's orchestra at Lycurgus last Friday night.
-Marcus Tysland was a McGregor visitor last Wednesday to have dental work done.
-Attorney Guy Eaton of Waukon, was a business caller in Waterville last Monday.
-The high school teachers were entertained at the H.A. Hendrickson home last Sunday.
-Emmet Houlihan, the Harpers Ferry dealer, delivered a new Ford coupe to Prof. Hagie last week.
-Carl Cole pitched for Monona last Sunday against Elkader. Albert Jacobson witnessed the game.
-Art Cole is building a new cistern on the Theo Spinner place and will want some rain to test it out.
-Elias Dumben is back from St. Olaf, where he had been busy for several weeks with painting work.
-The Ingvald Jacobson and Edwin [paper torn] --nson homes are under quarantine, during a visitation of scarlet fever.
-John Pederson and Donald Ellefson drove to Decorah last Saturday and took an examination for railway mail clerks.
-School was resumed last Thursday after being closed three days because of the prevalence of measles and scarlet fever.
-S.H. Narum drove to West Union last thursday to attend a district bankers meeting.
-Ole Hanson, Herman Sorenson and Rev. Wareberg attended the Lutheran church meeting at Clermont Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week.
-Chas McCormick of Fairmont, Minn., arrived last Friday to attend the funeral of his sister, Miss Rose McCormick, whose sudden death was a shock to her large circle of friends.
-Gabe Pederson, Olger Haas, Prof. Funkhauser and A.M. Fellows, Jr., attended the Masonic lodge social and luncheon at Waukon last Friday night, in honor of a large visiting delegation from Lansing.

A large crowd attended the party at the Geo. Sorenson home last Friday night in honor of the newlyweds, Mr. Sorenson and his bride, Miss Ruth Jacobson, who plighted their troth the day before. All had a joyful time and left a bountiful supply of gifts for the young folks, accompanied by hearty well wishes for a long and happy journey through life.

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Waukon Republican and Standard
Waukon, Allamakee co. Iowa
May 30, 1923

O.S. Bailey, Editor and Publisher

World War Veteran Passes Away Monday
James Louis Kidder Passed Away at his Home in Waukon
Served in U.S. and Canadian Armies During World War - Crippled Ever Since Discharged

James Louis Kidder, veteran of the world war, passed away at his home in Waukon Monday afternoon after being confined to his home for months suffering from injuries received while a member of the Canadian army during the world war. When the war broke out Mr. Kidder was very eager to go to France and on account of his health he was soon discharged after his enlistment in the American army and immediately went to Canada where he joined the Canadian army in order to continue in service during the great war. While in the latter service he suffered an injury to one of his knees which later developed into tugerculosis and ever since his discharge from service he has been incapacitated, and for the past year or more has been confined to his home.

He was born in Waukon July 26, 1899 and grew to manhood here attending the public school here for a few years. On January 13th, 1922, he was married to Miss Lillian Logas of Lansing, Iowa, and moved to Mineapolis but his injured knee would not permit him to continue there and he with Mrs. Kidder removed to the home of his mother in Waukon April 1922.

With the passing of Mr. Kidder, on the eve of Decoration day, when the nation mourns these who sacrificed so much for their country in various wars, the whole community mourns the death of this noble son who made the supreme sacrifice through his patriotic disposition. He was every inch a man, one of those whose noble character and love of country have been the stablizing factors of our nation. A man who did his duty as he saw it and gave his all on the altar of sacrifice to the country which he loved. Mr. Kidder put up a brave fight, as a real soldier always does. And on this Decoration day [paper torn] in silent grief to the passing of a young man to join the silent throng of those who have gone before. Funeral services were held from the home yesterday afternoon under the auspices of the American Legion, Rev. Roten of the Baptist church conducting the obsequies and interment was made with full military honors in Oakland cemetery.

Card of Thanks
The family of the late James Louis Kidder wish to express their sincere gratitude for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy received from friends and neighbors during his illness and since his death.
Mrs. Lillian Kidder, Mrs. Kate Kidder, Martin Kidder and Miss Stella Pratt.

Death of Pioneer Mother
Anna Tronson Roe was born Oct. 22nd, 1847, at Gaarden Bakke in Voldres Norge and was the daughter of Ole and Kari Tronson, who imigrated to America in 1866 and settled in Allamakee county the same year. She was united in marriage to Tollef Roe in 1868, and to this union ten children were born, namely: Len of Tayres, N. Dak.; Nils who died in infancy; Carl of Garner, Iowa; Aleta of St. Paul, Minn.; Oscar of Harpers Ferry; Melvin, who passed away in 1908; Cornelia, Ove, Alert and Ruth, who live close to the home place. Her husband passed away January 5th, 1911. She leaves to mourn her going, four brothers: Ole Tronson, of Tacoma, Wash.; Trond Tronson of Lakefield, Minn.; Cristian Tronson of Glenham, S. Dak.; Andrew Tronson of Mobridge, S. Dak. Also a host of relatives and friends in all parts of the U.S. Her departing words were, "I want you all to do as I have always told you to do --- Always to do what is right." All the children were present at the funeral except Lena of Tayres, N.D., who was unable to come on account of illness. [transcriber's note: the surviving child from Tayres, N.Dak. was named Len in the 1st paragraph; and Lena in the last sentence; transcriber doesn't know which is correct]

Card of Thanks
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kind acts and words of sympathy during the illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. T. Roe and also our special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Olvin Prestemoen for rendering beautiful duet. --- The Children.

Death of Mons Monson
Mons Monson died at his home in Waukon yesterday morning after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Monson was born in Bergen, Norway, May 10th, 1847. When a young man of 25, came to America and shortly afterwards came to Allamakee county which has been his home since. He was married April 24, 1872 in Norway to Miss Julia Thompson. Eight children were born to them, four girls and four boys, five of whom survive together with his wife. Mrs. P.A. Thompson of Lake Mills, Iowa; Mrs. A.L. Moen of Forest City, Iowa; Theodore of St. Paul; Martin of Locust, [paper is torn]; Mrs. Ed Richards of Waukon [paper is torn] Manson, another son died in the war while in service. A daughter, Mrs. P.H. Ford died in Waukon about one year ago. He is also survived by two brothers, Hans Monson of Waukon and Peter Monson in Norway, and one sister, Mrs. Bergien of Findley, North Dakota. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time on account of the serious illness of his son Martin at Locust.

Plowed up Gold Watch
Robt. Douglass, who lives just northwest of Waukon, plowed up a gold watch while plowing for corn one day last week. He was plowing his field extra deep this year and the watch, which looked as though it had lain in the ground for many years, was turned over while the field was being dragged. The case was gold-filled and showed considerable wear by the former owner and was in a perfect state of preservation. The watch was brought to a local jeweler for inspection and upon opening it the works were found to be rusted and corroded beyond repair. It was a 15-jewel Illinois movement.

Vaughn and His Pet Frog
R.C. Vaughn found a curiosity in the form of a mumified frog while exploring down around Village Creek one day last week. His frogship is a fine specimen of bass bait about three inches long and is perfectly preserved, occupying a sitting posture as any well behaved frog does when perfectly contented. It is a real curiosity inasmuch as it is completely mumified, is life-sized and is not shrunken up as one would suppose. Vaughn says he don't know how old it is but King Tut had nothing on this country when it comes to the mummy business.

Memorial Sunday Services
Memorial Sunday services at the Methodist Episcopal church were well attended. Only eight of the war for the Union veterans were able to be present, G.P. Bellows, Henry Graham, D.R. Walker, Hans Munson, James Thompson, W.B. Cowan, A.M. May, and Charles Goeke.

Omitted Last Week
An item which we omitted last week was the picnic enjoyed by the telephone company employees of this section at McGregor Heights a week ago Saturday. Mr. Orr and Mr. and Mrs. Art Sandbeck were down from here, and representatives were present from Guttenberg, Elkader, McGregor and Prairie du Chien. Another picnic will be held here in Waukon in a week or two. The picnics are held by Mr. Jackson, chief of this plant area, for the purpose of letting employees get acquainted with one another after meeting each other "over the phone".

Household Goods at Auction
As I expect to leave Waukon with my family very soon, I will dispose of practically all of my household goods at public auction at my place inthe Hays addition in east Waukon, two blocks east and 1 1/2 north of the Zion (German) Reform Church, on Sat., June 2 at 2:00 sharp. S.K. Kolsrud

Auto Accident
The Everett Austin family of Forest Mills neighborhood met with a serious auto accident last Saturday when the car in which Mr. and Mrs. Austin were riding went off a culvert. The road is under ocnstruction and a temporary culvert had been installed on a detour. Miss Irene Austin was driving when the accident happened. The occupants were quite seriously injured, one daughter Miss Pansy had a limb badly bruised and a son Lyle suffered a severe cut on the face that required twenty-one stitches to close.

Local and Personal
-Fred Monk and son Louis of near Eitzen were business callers in Waukon Monday.
-James Collins made his regular trip to Decorah this week in the interest of the Allamakee County Farm Association
-A new baby boy came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Springer Sunday evening.
-The Henry Olson home is under quarantine for scarlet fever. Miss Ruby Olson being the afflicted one.
-William Hemenway fell while high jumping at the school grounds Monday evening, breaking both bones of his left forearm.
-Hans Johnson came up from his summer home at Midway between McGregor and Marquette Monday between trains on a business trip returning the same evening.
-The Womens' Relief Corps held their regular monthly social meeting at the A.V. Palmer home last Thursday afternoon at which time several dollars was added to their treasury.
-Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Sheridan left Saturday evening for Britt, Iowa, where they will visit relatives and will also attend the Knights of Columbus convention that is being held in Mason City this week.
-Miss Marion Winter has accepted a position as bookkeeper at the Republican and Standard office and entered upon her new duties last Monday morning. Miss Winter will take the place formerly held by Miss Beryl Flint.
-Hardy Rubyor and family were up from Randalia Sunday for a visit with Mrs. Rubyor's sisters, Mesdames Roe Lesan and Wallace Hawkins and her father, J.R. Knox. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beeman of Randalia.
-Mr. and Mrs. John Lee and daughters Lorraine and Gertrude, and Attorney D.J. Murphy left Sunday morning for Mason City by the Marmon route where they will be in attendance at the state convention of the Knights of Columbus which is being held in that city this week.
-Jim Frederick, the strong man, threw Kid Neighbor Cyclone of Minneapolis in six minutes and a few seconds in a one fall match at the opera house last Wednesday evening. Carl Dotseth and John Nagel, local youths, gave a preliminary which resulted in a draw, one fall apiece.
-The Waukon Community Chorus, assisted by the high school orchestra will give their sixth musical service at the city park in Waukon Sunday evening June 3 at 7:30. The program will consist of choruses, a duet by Mesdames Cota and Kepler, cornet solo by Noel Robey and a reading by Miss Bona Robey. The chorus is under the direction of Miss Ella May Minert with Miss Delinda Roggensack as accompanist.
-Mrs. Ida Hendrickson of Clear Lake, Iowa, is visiting this week with relatives and friends in Waukon. Mrs. Hendrickson is a sister-in-law of Miss Hendrickson in Lee Bros. department store and also of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hendrickson of Waterville. The Republican and Standard editor enjoyed a short visit with her Monday afternoon, she being an old schoolmate and neighbor of this writer at Britt, Iowa for several years.
-Miss Frances Miller was a Dubuque shopper Friday and Saturday.
-Martin Kidder of Chicago was called here Monday by the death of his brother, Lewis.
-Lewis Williams submitted to a slight operation on his nose at the local hospital yesterday.
-Mrs. A.P. Arnold and daughter, Ruth, autoed to Riceville, Friday for a visit with relatives.
-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Logas of Lansing were called here Sunday by the serious illness of their son-in-law, Lewis Kidder.
-Miss Emma Hunstad, who has been teaching the past few months, has resumed her position in the Klingle Kandy Kitchen.
-Mrs. H. Gardner of New Hampton is here visiting her friend, Mrs. Emily Medary at the Hale home. She gave a bird talk at the P.E.O. meeting last evening.
-A number of relatives and neighbors gave Mrs. S.K. Kolsrud a farewell party at the Siekmeier home yesterday afternoon. The Kolsrud family soon move to Chicago.
-Master Henry Perkins returns to his home in Chicago Saturday to spend the summer with his father. His grandmother, Mrs. Amelia Cummens will accompany him home.
-Miss Mable Kaster, who teaches at Marble Rock, Iowa, is visiting her Des Moines College friend, Bernice Pratt. The two will travel by Ford to Miss Kaster's home at Perry, Iowa.
-Mr. Joe Gloner, a former resident of Portland, Oregon, arrived here last week for a visit with the Colsch families, on his return from a two years' visit in Switzerland. He will from here return to Portland.
-Mrs. Lou Thoma of Postville is a guest of Waukon relatives.
-Little Miss Florence Sherman is a visitor at the August Sherman home east of town for the week.
-Miss Mae Reuggemeier, who teaches in Kansas City, arrives home this week from her teaching duties.
-Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wiedeman, Miss Elizabeth Ryan and Les Ludeking autoed to Clear Lake Sunday to witness the Waukon-Bayside ball game.
-Miss Eva Bohrer of Lansing and Emmet Jones of Chicago, were guests at the P.E. O'Donel home Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Jones is a cousin of the ladies.
-Miss Gertrude Williams of this city closed another successful term of school at Forest Mills Saturday with a fine picnic. A number from town were in attendence.
-Thos. Beardmore, a former Waukon boy, now a prominent lawyer at Charles City, was a Waukon visitor yesterday. He was on his way to spend Decoration day with his father on English Bench.
-Mrs. E.C. Daley of Dubuque, is in this city visiting her brother, John Kenna and with the Wm. Riley family.
-Miss Blanche Dial entertained Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Utts, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien and Mr. and Mrs. Heide Johnson at six o'clock dinner last Thursday evening.
-Mesdames H.A. Howe and D.J. Murphy entertained the P.E.O. and Thursday Clubs last evening at the Murphy home. Miss Ella May Minert sang and Mrs. H. Gardner gave an interesting talk on birds.
-The Frank Waldron family moved the past week from the flat in the Murphy building to the Boomer flat west of the Grand which was vacated by S.R. Thompson who moved to the Johnson flat over the Beeler store. Mrs. C.M. Flint moved to the flat vacated by the Waldrons.
-Mrs. J.W. Cain presents Miss Jean Krueger in a piano recital of solos, duets and trios at her studio Friday evening, June 1st at 8 p.m. This talented little girl will be assisted by Carleton Johnson, violinist; Voya Larson, voice; Ruth Rominger, reader and Mary Johnson, Vera and Mildred Bulman, accompanists.
-Little Miss Elizabeth Ann Stilwell, who has been visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Rule, at Falls City, Nebraska, the past six weeks, returned yesterday to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Stilwell. She was accompanied hom by her aunt, Mrs. Ralph Lake, and the latter's cousin, Mrs. Bates. Mrs. Lake will go from here to the Rochester hospital for treatment.
-Clement Keenan of Milwaukee is a guest of Jefferson relatives.
-Mrs. Wm. Goebel, Jr., was taken ill Sunday while at the river fishing.
-Dr. J.C. Crawford visited friends in Rossville the first of the week.
-Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ralston and two children, of St. Paul are guests of Waukon relatives.
-Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Zell left Friday for a visit at their home at Wabasha, Minnesota.
-George Kumpf, living east of Dorchester, who has been sick for some time, is reported as being very low.
-William Jones, who spent the winter here with relatives, has left for his farm in northern Minnesota, where he spends the summer.
-Harry Urell has been having some trouble last few days with blood poisoning in one of his fingers caused by a cut on a piece of tin.
-Mrs. Heiberger of Dubuque, who has been visiting home folks, the Joe McAneney, leaves today for her home in Dubuque. She soon leaves for St. Louis, their future home.
-Mrs. Gladys Markley-Taylor of Chicago, arrived Saturday to attend the graduation exercises of her brother, Edgar Markley, and will also spend a few weeks with home folks.
-Mrs. Thomas Ryan and baby arrived Friday to make Waukon their home. Her husband, Thos. Ryan and Edwin Kirkelie recently purchased the Hub restaurant. They are residing in the Nick Colsch, Jr. house near the Catholic church.
-Miss Mabel Deeny, who taught at Rock Valley, arrived home Saturday.
-The Peter Brannan family spent Sunday with the Wm. Schwarzhoff family at Dorchester.
-Wm. S. Hart left Tuesday night for Mason City where he is to deliver the Memorial Day address this afternoon.
-George Chase and family wree among those who drove to Clear Lake to attend the ball game last Sunday afternoon.
-Miss Klara Mitchell, who taught the past year at Clayton, is a home visitor for the summer, school having closed last week.
-The Charles Siekmeier family of Jefferson township, moved to Waukon last week and are residing in the Chas. Wallace residence.
-Mr. and Mrs. George Adams and two daughters of Lamont, autoed here Saturday for an over Sunday visit at the Markley and Dwight Sherman homes.
-Miss Lida Hewit of Dubuque, who is taking a vacation from her work at the Mount Pleasant Home, will remain here for a two weeks' vacation visit.
-George Moy moved his laundry back to its old location in the Haines building the first of the week, after a year's sojourn up on East Main street in the building that was recently purchased by Hans Vold.


The Apex of Them All! Cass-Parker-Rachford Shows Inc. Present --- Hazel M. Cass Players. Under Deluxe Tent Theatre - Absolutely Water Proof. In a gorgeous repertoire of new plays, vaudeville, music. Each production presented with new scenic vesture. Entire change of program every night. Waukon - All next week starting Monday June 4. Ladies FREE on Monday night when accompanied by one paid adult ticket. General admission: Adults, 35 cents, Children, 15 cents, Reserved seats 10 cents extra. Special Matinee Saturday.

D.J. Murphy, Attorney at Law. Office over Lee Bros. Store.

Dr. C.C. Harrison, D.V.M., Veterinarian. Office west of Allamakee Hotel.

West End Grocery, Ben Lemme, Prop. Our phone number is 209.

Lee Bros. Co. Department Store. Ladies, the mid-summer fashions are here, full and complete. Our dry goods, too, the latest creations, and just the thing every lady wants at this season of year.

We Want More Milk -- Lots more of it. On account of the increasing demand for our milk powder, we want all the milk we can get -- and then more. We pay the highest price. The Murphy Co. Inc. Waukon, Iowa.

Getting more wear from Better Shoes! Little ones that romp and play all day long will soon wear out the cheaper shoe. Our shoes are the higher grade shoes - the result of perfect workmanship - proper tanning processes - and lasts that fit - all go to give better wear. Here you will find heavy shoes for rough wear, light sandals for warmer weather and dressy shoes for occasions. A. Gundacker.

The Variety Store, Waukon. Lauerman & Zadrazil, Props.

Administrator's Sale of city residence property. For the purpose of cosing the estate of Adaline Douglass, deceased, the undersigned will sell to the highest responsible cash bidder, on Saturday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m. .... the Douglass Homestead, located two blocks west of the business section on West Main street. Immediate possession if desired. Terms 30 days. Elmer F. Pieper, Administrator. Col. T.J. McDermott, Auct.

For Sale at the West Side Garage - Six cylinder sport model NASH $1645 f.o.b. factory. Tony Ahlstrom, prop. Waukon.

Pioneer Auto Co. - Distributor of Willys-Knight and Overland Automobiles. A satisfied car owner is the Best advertisement for an Automobile. The following is a list of Willys-Knight owners in this vicinity:
Gus Shafer, Touring, Ludlow
Len Barthell, Roadster, Waukon
Thos. Lee, Sedan, Waukon
John Palmer, Touring, Waukon
Oluf Hanson, Touring, Waukon
Adgar Morstad, Touring, Quandahl
Mrs. Blanche Howe, Touring, Waukon
C.M. Stone, Touring, Waukon
Fred Wiedemann, Touring, Waukon
Paul Dravis, Sedan, Waukon
Dr. E.W. Hastings, Touring, Waukon
Judge James Cooney, Coupe-Sedan, West Union
Frank Lee, Touring, Waukon
Rev. Butler, Touring, Waukon
F.L. Beeman, Touring, Waukon
C.G. Helming, Touring, Waukon
Ed Hirth, Touring, Waukon
O.O. Swebakken, Coupe, Waukon
Wm. Ryan, Touring, Waukon
Mary K. Eaton, Sedan, Waukon
Ludwig Larson, Coupe-Sedan, Waukon
James O'Meara, Touring, Hanover
A.E. Sheridan, Touring, Waukon
Gilbert Jeglum, Touring, Waterville

The new STAR and DURANT cars are making good and below we publish the Allamakee county people who are driving them. Ask them how tey perform, how they like them and what they really thing about them. Goeke & DeWitt, Waukon.
These neighbors of yours, are running STARS:
Albert Bahr, Ludlow, Sport Touring
Sid Mathisen, Makee, Touring
Paul Meier, Makee, Sedan
L.S. Meier, Makee, Touring
Theo. Prestemoen, Paint Creek Touring
F.S. Gaston, Makee, Roadster
Fred Kriete, Ludlow, Coupe
Cash Smith, Postville, Touring
Otto Kirkeby, Makee, Touring
Dewey Miller, Ludlow, Touring
Mrs. E.A. Leschensky, 6-sedan
Otto Martin, 4-touring
J. Hammerburg, 4-touring
A. Aldrich, 4-touring
W. Sanders, 4-touring
Ask any of these owners of DURANT cars. They know!
Harvey Stock, Makee, Touring
Helen McClintock, Jefferson, Touring
Earl Stock, Jefferson, Touring
Ed Hagen, Paint Creek, Touring
Henry Opfer, Ludlow, Touring
John Flage, Ludlow, Touring
Paul Krugger, Ludlow, Touring
Ben Klein, Makee, Touring
Wayne Beddow, Makee, Sport Touring

Taylor Township - by L.O. Larson
-We learn that the wood product Mr. B. Houlihan has been hauling to town constitutes fence posts shipped to treeless sections.
-During a thurnder storm a week ago lightening killed a steer on Mrs. Moe's place in Paint Creek township.
-It seems to be the predator turkey buzzard that is killing the turkeys on the Moe place -- even large gobblers this year. A year ago that bird decimated the flock of Willie Monserud near by.
-The Molines, now in Taylor, seem to be making frequent visits back to the old home in Lafayette. Doran, one of the boys, is planting 100 acres of corn on the old Hogan farm this spring.
-Many from this locality attended the Miss Rose McCormick funeral at Paint Rock church.

West Ridge - by Miss Mary Mellick
-A number of neighbors and friends visited Sunday afternoon at the Mike Mellick home.
-Mrs. Ed Ryan and Miss Kit Ryan were Decorah visitors Friday.
-A large crowd from Hanover, Decorah, Lycurgus and West Ridge gathered at the Dan Ryan home Sunday to help Mrs. S. Gavin to celebrate her 73rd birthday anniversary. Her two daughters, Mrs. Will Harrison of Chicago and Mrs. Will Regan of Ema, were present. All report an enjoyable time.
-The John Hogan family were in Decorah Saturday to see their daughter, Mrs. Glenn Sheetz, who had an operation for appendicitis and tumor. They report her recovering nicely.
-Thomas Collins of New Albin and sister, Miss Elizabeth of Dubuque spent a few days last week with their brother, Martin, at the John Hogan home.
-Miss Beatrice Magner and brother, Leo, spent Sunday at the Jerry Ryan home.
-The Miss' Florence Farley and Loretta Mellick spent Sunday at the J. Ryan home.
-Miss Marie McNaney of the Prairie is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Charley Kilpatrick and family.
-Miss Emma Broghammer of Minnesota is visiting at the Dan Ryan home.
-Walton Mellick assisted Martin Collines [may be Coltines] with his work last week.
-Austin O'Neill and Pete Onsger were callers at the Mike Mellick home Monday evening.
-Willie McNaney, who has been hauling milk to the Murphy Co., turned his route over to Len Baxter last week.
-Tom Urell spent Wednesday at the James Drew home.
-Miss Ellen Farley of Waukon visited at the Mrs. Urell and Wm. Farley homes last week.
-Rev. Father Lorenz, mother and sister and Miss Nora Ryan were callers at the Mrs. Urell, Alert Liddiard and Mike Mellick homes Wednesday.
-Walton Mellick is assisting Leonard Baxter with his work.
-Mrs. P. Rea spent a few days last week with her son Will of the Prairie.
-Miss Colette Mellick spent a few days last week with her sister, Mrs. Robt. Rea.

Frankville - by Mrs. T.W. Bolman [Winneshiek co.]
-Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pilgrim went to Epworth Monday to attend commencement exercises. They came home Thursday, Miss Sophis Byers accompanied them for a visit.
-Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Bollmand and Lyle went to Decorah Monday evening. Lyell remained for a few days to attend the H.S. banquet and visit friends. [transcription note: Lyle/Lyell typed as in the original]
-Lyle French, Tom Bollman, Roy and Jas. E. Kneeskern went to Lansing Tuesday on a fishing trip.
-Mrs. Geo. Van Ney and sons Irving and Earl, went to Nordness, Tuesday for a visit at the Mrs. Maude Peck home.
-Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Bollman, Mrs. Vern Letchford, Mrs. Jas. Kneeskern and Lois Ericson were among the Decorah callers Wednesday.
-Mrs. Orin Grangard and little daughter and Mrs. C.J. Johnson of Waukon spent Thursday at the Frank Bulman home.
-Otto Dahlin and family of Glenwood were callers at Jas. F. Kneeskern's Wednesday evening.
-Mr. and Mrs. Ray Waters were Decorah visitors Thursday.
-Mrs. Rilla Letchford went to Decoah Monday evening for a week's visit with her grand-daughter Mrs. Jas. Drew and husband.
-A large company of relatives gathered a the Chris Waters home Saturday to help celebrate Sam Waters Sr., ninetieth birthday anniversary.
-Mr. and Mrs. Jas. B. Pratt of Chicago came Saturday for an over Sunday visit with his uncle Tom Bollman and wife. Mrs. Betsy A. Bollman of Sheldon came the same day for a visit.
-A large company of relatives went to Decorah Sunday for a picnic at the park in honor of Bruce Pratt and wife.
-Jas. E. Kneeskern purchased a large refrigerator for his store last week.

Waukon Junction - by Mrs. N.J. Atall
-Mrs. R.J. Elliott of Monona visited the N.J. Atall family Friday, while waiting for her nephew, Charles McCormick of Sunshine Hill to meet her. She was on her way to attend the funeral of her cousin, Rose McCormick which took place Saturday at Paint Rock church.
-Rev. Father Nolan visited at the T. O'Brien home Friday and to extend congratulations on the arrival of girl No. 5, who took up her abode with them on the 19th.
-Mrs. Tom Finnegan is enjoying a visit this week from her cousin, Miss Cecelia Eggleston of Waukon.
-The N.J. Atall family and William Zeil, Jr., family called on the William Zeil, Sr. family on the Cahalan Island Sunday.
-The W.A. Shapin and John Chapin families visited the Boardman and Smothers families on Cherry Mound Sunday.
-Helen Wyse, who attends Waterville high school has been quarantined for scarlet fever this past week.
-Roy Gallagher was up from Marquette Friday evening for the purpose of selling his car to Robert Wyse.
-Dan Lee was a McGregor shopper Saturday.
-Mrs. Fred Worth, Jr., was a Marquette visitor Friday.
-John Chapin has spent this week working on the road between Waukon and Rossville. Joe O'Brien also has been doing the same thing.
-Martin Conley started working on the section here Monday.
-Tim O'Brien of Big Foot was a caller here Monday.
-Little Dorothy Zeil, who has been sick and under the care of a doctor, is much better at this writing.
-Mr. and Mrs. Tom Finnegan and cousin, Miss Eggleston and Larry Lannigan called at the A. Beutler home Sunday and went fishing in Paint Creek.
-The G.F. Jones family went to Harpers Ferry Sunday. They were accompanied from here by Helen Atall.
-Dick Bowan, Fred Worth, and N.J. Atall were Prairie du Chien business callers Saturday.
-John Atall has been working as a brakeman on the branch this week in brakeman Chas. Viet's place. Mr. V. was working in Conductor Basset's place, while Mr. B was visiting relatives in Michigan.
-J.J. Kasselberg is the new section hand for this week.
-The Harry Orr and Len Herman families of Waukon spent Saturday night and Sunday at their cottages near here.

Iowa State News Notes

Osceola, Clark county, recently lost by death a man who held the record for continuous service as postmaster, Wallace G. Agnew, postmaster at Osceola, thirty-nine years. He was born in Cumberland, Ohio, 1839. He enlisted in the Third Iowa infantry during the civil war and was wounded during the second day of fighting at Shiloh. Mr. Agnew was commissioned postmaster by Andrew Johnson in 1868 and received commissions from President Grant, Hayes, Arthur, Harrison, Roosevelt and Taft. He retired from the postoffice April 19, 1915. He served in the Twenty-first and Twenty-second general assemblies.

In order to keep history straight, J.B. McHose, of Boone, has been tracing the land in Iowa once held by Abraham Lincoln. One tract is located in Crawford county and the other in Tama county. Carl F. Kuehnle, banker, of Denison, supplied some data to Mr. McHose on the land in Crawford county. It consists of 126 acres, six and a half miles northwest of Denison, and was deeded by Robert T. Lincoln, while he was ambassador to England, March 22, 1--- [unfortunately this date is illegible], to Henry Edwards. C.L. Voss, in turn acquired it under contract which was then assigned to Henry Edwards, who then deeded it to Peter F. Jepson. At last accounts Mr. Jepson still owned the land. Charles Beery of Toledo, is now owner of the Lincoln land in Tama county eight miles northwest of Tama in Howard township. It was deeded in 1874 by Robert T. Lincoln to Adam Brecht, and Mr. Brecht's heirs are still the owners. [page tear] says that a neighbor, Hector DeHart, has a deed to property written in 1848 by A. Lincoln, justice of the peace in Hancock county, Illinois. The document is in the original hand-writing of Abraham Lincoln.

Victor Nesheim of Decorah has purchased the Lawler Dispatch from C.H. Leonard who has ably edited it for many years.

K.D. Melcher, of Bloomfield, Davis county, relates the story of hidden treasures revealed to John Nash in a dream years ago, the pot of gold being on the Curry place near Bloomfield. Last Sunday a party of four from Ottumwa spent the day assiduously seeking the treasure trove. Mr. Nash has consulted various clairvoyants, spiritualist mediums and fortune tellers and it appears that without dissent each of them has encouraged him to continue his life work of unearthing the suppsedly great riches interred somewhere on the Carry farm years ago by Indians or early emigrants. [transcription note: both Curry and Carry are typed as they appeared in the paper]

Van Buren county seems to have an expert wolf trapper, Hollis Moore by name, who received instruction from the government trapper J. Stockley Ligon, in 1921. About two weeks ago it was reported to him that coyotes were doing damage and sheepmen asked Mr. Moore to see what he could do about it. After arranging all preliminaries the trap was set at what was decided to be the strategic place, and sure enough a big fellow weighing 33 pounds was captured.

From Osage, Mitchell county, comes the report that Kenneth Laughlin, 16 year old son of Wilard Laughlin, was assisting his father in blasting stumps and carried a dynamite cap in his pocket. In reaching into his pocket for the cap a nickle in his pocket was brought in contact with it and an explosion occurred. Three fingers were so badly mangled that amputation was necessary, and his abdomen was torn so that several stitches were required to close the wound.

The late legislature passed a law continuing the closed season for Chinese pheasants for another five year term. In spite of unlawful killing these birds are showing a marvelous increase in many sections of the state. The other day Stanley Brown, of Des Moines, drove from Forest City to Ledyard, and on the way he counted 36 pheasants along the highway. In driving from Grundy Center to Waterloo and automobile party counted 63 of these birds along the highway.

A government lien has been filed against the possessions of Berger Stemsrud, of Grinell, who is delinquent on his income tax payments.

Claude V. Campbell, of Jewell, Hamilton county, tells of three children aged three, four and six years, making the journey from Honolulu to Jewell. They are Ronald, Eileen and Franklin Granby, the little children of Luther Granby of near Jewell. They had been abandoned by their mother in Honolulu where they were cared for at an orphan's asylum and the father was notified. He at once sent fo rthem, arrangments being made for their care on their long journey by the Travelers' Aid Society.

Stewart Patton, a school boy in Mitchell county, recently completed a jail sentence of fifteen days because of a flogging he gave his school teacher, Lester McCauley.

[transcribed by S.F., March 2008]


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