Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Feb 3, 1898
- The Women's Foreign Missionary Society, of the Methodist church,
will meet with Mrs. Knoblauch on this Friday afternoon.
- Cards are out for the marriage of Miss Anna Greer and a Mr. McCreary, both of Rush Lake township. The wedding will occur the 14th of February.
-E.P. Redmond will hold a public auction in this city, on Wednesday, February 16, 1898. He will offer up for sale a team, some corn, rugs, carpets and a stove and other articles.
- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith are rejoicing over a bright, little baby girl, that came to their home on Monday, Jan. 31, 1898. It is their first child, hence is a very welcome addition to the family.
-Mr. W.F. Smith of West Bend, and Miss Lena White of Fern Valley, were united in marriage at the St. James hotel in this city, Tuesday. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.T. Jackson.
- Dr. J.C. Davies arrived home from his New York visit Tuesday. He was much pleased with his visit and courteous treatment, especially from the Masonic fraternity at Rochester and elsewhere.
- Mr. A.A. Moore who has purchased the grain and coal business from Major Darrah, will remove his family to this city in a few weeks. He comes from Rockwell and is spoken of very highly by those who know him. The Reporter wishes him a successful business career in Emmetsburg.
- Ed. Peterson of Freedom township was quite happily surprised last Saturday evening by about thirty of the young people of the neighborhood, who gathered at his home and aided him in celebrating his birthday. A splendid supper was served and the evening passed all too quickly away in social intercourse, and various kinds of games.
- George Hughes met with an accident Thursday evening of last week. He fell from the top of a thirty foot ladder in the Hunting elevator. About half way down he struck on some rafters which broke his fall, and perhaps were the means of saving his life. As it was he was badly bruised about the back of the head. He went home for a few days, but is now at work again.
- Sunday morning there were no preaching services at the Congregational church, owing to the illness of Rev. H.M. Case. He was taken sick Tuesday, and was not able to get out of the house. He sent in his resignation as pastor of the church. This was unexpected and created considerable consternation in the congregation. The church has not yet acted on his resignation.
- The marriage of J.J. McDonald and Miss Agnes McCoy, took place in the Catholic church of this city, Tuesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Daly. Mr. E.A. Branagan was best man, while Miss Nellie Martin was bride's maid. A wedding breakfast was served at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. John McCoy. Mr and Mrs McDonald left Tuesday evening for Warren, Illinois, where they will spend a few days in visiting at the home of a sister of Mr. McDonald. The Reporter wishes the happy couple a pleasant journey down life's pathway.
- On Monday morning, Mr. Michael Daily of Ayrshire, and Miss Katie Burns of Great Oak, were united in marriage at the Catholic church, Rev. Father Daly, officiating. A generous wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr .and Mrs. Lawrence Burns. In the evening a dance in honor of the occasion was given in Kahley Hall in Ayrshire. The young people are among the best people in their respective communities, and their many friends will wish them happiness and prosperity as they journey down life's pathway together.
- George Barefoot of Ayrshire, was up Friday, attending to business interests in Emmetsburg. He has rented his farm and will move to Ayrshire, where he will engage in the grain business. He will have a public sale Feb. 9th to dispose of his stock and farming implements.
- The home of Mr. T. O'Connor in the south part of town was the scene of a pleasant, social gathering on Friday evening of last week. It was a party tendered the young people by Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor and was attended by more than sixty and highly enjoyed by all. The evening was spent in dancing and in other forms of social amusement. Refreshment were served.
- Mrs. J.P. Crose received a card last Friday announcing the marriage of Miss Pearl Deisher to Mr. John Trimmer. This interesting event took place at the home of the bride's parents in Bradford, Ill., on Tuesday of last week. Mrs. Trimmer's Emmetsburg friends wish her much happiness in her married life. However, we regret that as a Trimmer, she will not be likely to trim their hats for them any more.
- Class No. 2 of the Methodist Sunday school, taught by Mrs. Walker, and class No. 4, taught by E.A. Morling, were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.E.G. Saunders Monday evening to enjoy a social time. The evening was spent in games, charades, and other forms of social amusement. The evening was a very delightful one to all concerned. The refreshments served consisted of various kinds of fruit, nut and cake.
- The people of Emmetsburg were saddened Saturday, by the intelligence that Mrs. Rhetta Stuntz nee Long, had died at her home in Marshalltown that morning. The deceased came to Emmetsburg in 1890 and entered the employ of the American Investment Co., where she remained until the greater share of the business was closed up by the receiver. During her six years' stay among the Emmetsburg people, she won the hearts of all by her cheerful disposition and loveable character. She was an earnest Christian, and was ever ready to do her Master's bidding. She was especially prominent in Sunday school and Epworth League work, and both those bodies at their meeting Sunday adopted resolutions of sympathy and respect, and forwarded them to her bereaved husband. The funeral took place in Marshalltown, Tuesday.
- Major H.C. Darrah has sold out his grain and coal business at this place, and his elevator at Rodman to A.A. Moore of Rockwell, Ia. The deal was made Monday evening and Mr. Moore took charge of the business Tuesday morning. It is to be regretted that Mr. Darrah quit business in Emmetsburg, for he has always been a public spirited man, and always ready to do his best to advance the interests of Emmetsburg and Palo Alto county. His family, however, will remain in Emmetsburg and the Reporter hopes to see the Major return from the gold fields of the far north, with a fortune sufficient to enable him to settle down in Emmetsburg and live in comfort and ease the balance of his days.
until Feb. 1, '97 at M.F. Kerwick's.
Money to loan on real estate.
I will sell my milk route in this city
and also my milk wagons. For particulars
call on me at my residence, two blocks east
of the Catholic church.
Some good fresh milch cows for sale
at reasonable prices. Call at my residence
1 miles east of Emmetsburg.
Having rented my farm I will offer at public sale at my place, 1 miles north and 1 1/4 miles west of Ayrshire on Feb. 9, 1898, the following described property: Sixty-five head of high grade short-horn cattle, consisting of 20 steers three months on feed; 17 steers coming 2 years old; 8 yearling steers; 8 cows, some fresh and others fresh soon; 4 two year old heifers; 3 yearling heifers; 5 calves; 64 head hogs, including some choice brood sows; a good work hours, 6 years old; 1 new two seated buggy; 1 new 6 foot cut Deering mower; 1 Plano binder; 1 little Yankee plow; 1 walking plow; 1 cutter; 1 broad wheel wagon; 1 wagon, one 18 foot lever drag; 1 walking cultivator; 2 riding cultivators; 1 corn planter with check row; 3 sets of work harness; 1 road cart; 1 hog rack; 65 bushels Mansury barley; 4 bushels choice clover seed. Sale commences at 10:00 a.m. For terms see bills.
Submitted by: C.J.L., March 2004
Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto County