Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, November 2, 1904.
-- Paul Peterson went to
-- Will Dooley came down from Estherville Saturday evening for a few days' visit at home. He is braking on the rail road.
-- Mr. Henry is again working for J. T. Stemets. He was negotiating for the purchase of a drugstore at Terrill but the deal was not consummated.
-- Mr. and Mrs. John Vogel returned to their home at
Decorah Monday morning. They had
been here for the past week visiting relatives.
Mrs. Vogel recently returned with Mr. and Mrs. Saunders from their trip
-- A. H. Moore, brother of J. R. Moore, of this city, had
one of his fingers taken off by a passenger car door a few days ago while going
from Algona to
NEAR BY NEWS.
Dropped Through a Bridge
While on his way to Fred McKee's farm Tuesday, Jim Antree's traction
engine went through a small bridge just across the
Drown His Horse.
Landy, who lives near the
A Singular Accident.
On Tuesday, while Mark Powell was loading potatoes as he caught his hand
in some way so that the flesh on the back of his hand was torn back and the
cords and arteries broken. It was
dressed by a physician and is apparently doing well, though it will make a very
sore hand for a good while. The
physician told us it was one of the most badly lacerated hands he ever saw.
-- Sanborn Pioneer
A Cormorant Killed at Spencer.
Last Thursday morning, Harry Keese, who is employed on the Reporter
force, shot a web footed bird, which seem to be a stranger in this locality.
The bird was dark colored, almost black.
After a number of inquiries and a little investigation, it was classed as
a cormorant. It had a hooked bill
with a pouch under. The habitats of
this bird is along the seashore. There
were two of them and they had certainly drifted far from their usual haunts.
-- Spencer Reporter.
There was a nice little wedding in town yesterday, Wednesday, October 26,
at the home of E. Mantz and wife, when their daughter, Angela D. Mantz, was
united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Mr. William W. Stone, of
TOWN TOPICS OF A WEEK.
-- A marriage license has been issued to John Peterson, and Maria Jacobinsen
-- Clem Roach went to
-- Mrs. W. J. O'Brien, of Whittemore, visited her sister, Mrs. James Murray, of this city, Wednesday.
-- Mrs. Bergett, who had been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Kiley, left for Ruthven Monday.
-- Monday Curlew was granted a second free rural delivery route. The length is 26 miles. There are 97 houses on it and 485 people will be accommodated.
-- Wm. Kirby, of Estherville, visited her sister, Mrs. B. E. Kelley, of this city, Saturday.
-- Peter Metz arrived home from Dallas County Thursday where he had been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Flora.
-- Mrs. Anderson returned to her home at Estherville Monday. She had been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. C. Paulson.
-- Miss Amy Powers returned Tuesday morning after an
extended visit with relatives at
-- Mrs. J. C. Baker arrived here from
-- John Larson, who lived northwest of Wesley, was thrown from his wagon while going home a few nights ago and had his neck broken. He had been under the influence of liquor.
-- Mr. Gilmore, who worked in Mr. Pfiffner's barbershop for
some time, is now keeping hotel at
John O'Rourke Is Dead.
John O'Rourke, an inmate of the poor house, died Friday evening of cancer
of the face and brain. It had
disfigured his countenance, horribly. He
had been a sufferer for it on time. His
remains were taken to
If the taxpayers of the third supervisor district desire the services of
a competent man to represent them on the board, they should give their support
to Joseph Kleigl. Mr. Kleigl has had
experience in public affairs, is a man of good judgment, is conservative, and is
fair and upright. He will, if
elected, make it capable, painstaking, prudent officer.
J. H. Godden Meets with Mishap
Tuesday afternoon of last week, J. H. Godden met with a mishap that
almost cost him his life. While
forcing a cartridge into a rifle, it exploded.
The bullet just missed his forehand and powder and a piece of the
cartridge shell flew into his eyes, which became so badly swollen that he could
not see. Dr. Powers was summoned and
succeeded in relieving him to some extent, though a piece of the shell remained
on the ball of one eye. Hence he
decided to take the patient to
Go to Pierre Today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Riche will leave today for Pierre South Dakota, where
they will spend the winter. Mr.
Riche intends working at his trade until spring, when he will prepare to move
onto his homestead. He will rent his
residence in Emmetsburg. Mr. and
Mrs. Riche have resided in the city for a good many years and they have made
numerous and devoted friends. They
are frugal and most worthy people and will prove substantial members of the
community in which they have decided to locate.
May success accompany them to their new home.
The Weigman Case Continued
Monday court convened at Spencer, Judge Bailie, presiding.
The case of the State of
Detective Sues for His Wages.
Charles Bard, the detective who was so active some time ago in securing
evidence against several alleged liquor dealers at Estherville, and who charged
the marshal and the night watch with accepting bribes, has sued his employers,
Messrs. Ridley, Stover, Irwin, Lesher, Bingham and others for $260, which amount
he claims to be still due him for services.
He says he was to receive $2.50 per day from May 26 to September 11 and
$1 per day additional for board. He
claims that his total bill amounted to $410, of which only $151.10 has been
paid. The case promises to be an
Mooney -- Duffy
Monday, Mr. James Mooney, of Allamakee county, and Miss Mary Duffy,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Duffy, of
Dr. Lacey in Trouble Again
Another bit of trouble has been stirred up in LuVerne.
In fact, LuVerne can produce an article of that kind most any time.
This bit of trouble grew out of a game of cards that was indulged in just
to while away a tedious hour. Among
the players was our old friend, Dr. Lacey, and the boys were putting up $.25 on
the corner, just to add a little spice and piquancy to the game.
The doctor being short of change, laid down his watch, an article worth
$25 or $30, and when the game was over the watch had disappeared.
He thought one of the boys took it for a joke and said nothing about the
matter until next day when he asked the fellow who is supposed to have it to
give it to him. The fellow said he
did not have it, and then the doctor spoke to another about it.
The other also denied having it and the doctor remarked that someone had
lied, whereupon the fellow hauled off and gave him a blow on the eye that
blackened that member. The doctor
had him arrested and fined $5 and costs and in turn he had the doctor arrested
on the charge of carrying concealed weapons.
The doctor was fined $60 and costs, though he declares he did not carry a
revolver. He refused to pay the fine
and is "laying it out" in
jail. Such incidents are unfortunate
and the doctor feels that he is a much injured man.
-- Algona Courier.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS
Phil Daily was over from Ayrshire Wednesday.
He quit farming some time ago, but has been busy doing grade work during
the summer months, and he informs us that he has made more money at it than he
did while farming. He has had a
great deal of experience in this line.
Saturday night, William Bustline of Spencer, shot himself
in the head with a 22 caliber rifle. He
had been drinking to excess and became despondent.
He was found in his barn Monday morning.
He had been married two years. He
leaves a wife 24 years old and a baby boy one year old.
P. F. Conlon will raffle his $1400 residence and quarter
block in this city in the near future. He
will sell the tickets for $1 each and the holder of each ticket will be
permitted to attend a grand dance to be given in the Armory
in this city that date to be announced later.
Robert Laughlin and H. W. Beebe will have charge of the raffling of the
property. Mr. Conlon intends going
Miss Mary Nolan to Be Married.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Nolan, announce the engagement of their daughter,
Miss Mary M. Nolan, to Mr. Joseph J. Armstrong, of
OVER THE COUNTY
-- Mrs. Joseph Morrin and her aunt, Mrs. Robert Carney, returned home last Thursday after a visit of three weeks at Emmetsburg.
-- James Cullighan has gone to Fenton where he will teach the winter term of school..
-- Miss Katherine Morrin went to Emmetsburg Saturday to
visit her cousin, Miss Allie Carney
Emmetsburg Democrat; Wednesday, November 9, 1904.
-- Captain and Mrs. Brown will move to fit soon to conduct their hotel at that place.
-- Ed Murray, went to garner Wednesday where he will work
-- Mrs. M. C. Kirby, of Estherville, visited during the past week with her daughter, Mrs. B. E. Kelly, of this city.
Mr. Billsborough, of the Fenton Reporter, mourns the death of his father, who died recently. The deceased was 70 years of age.
-- Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Weibel have moved from
-- Mr. and Mrs. John Simon, of
-- Dr. McGuire, of
-- John Reinders, postmaster of
NEAR BY NEWS.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Treanor left yesterday morning for
Killed at Glenn, N. D
A sad accident occurred near
A Box of Rattlesnakes.
The health officers of Sutherland condemned two boxes of rattlesnakes,
says an exchange, which has been held up by the express company for $35 charges
against them since the fair was held in September.
They were burned to death in a bonfire in the street.
One snake had seventeen rattles and the others had from seven to twelve
on them. -- Rolf Reveille
A Valuable and Useful Invention.
J. A. Ellis has invented a railroad electric signal, which is intended to
make head end collisions impossible. A
connecting brush extending down by the engine wheel forms a circuit in case
another engine is dangerously near and a bell is made to ring in the engineers
cab. Application has been made for a
patent. It looks like a good thing.
Mr. Kluckhohn In Business Again.
E. F. Kluckhohn, who for the past two years was editor of the Champion has purchased the Garner Signal and taken possession of it. Mr. Kluckhohn is well acquainted with the people of Garner and will, no doubt to a nice business there. The people of that town can rely on having a first class paper under Kluckhohn's management. -- Whittemore Champion
Blakeman Is Missing.
James Blakeman, at one time buttermaker at the
Pocahontas Boy Has Called Crushed.
Last Sunday morning, while Riley Cooper, a thirteen-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Cooper, of
Strom -- Martin.
A week ago last Saturday night, attorney C. S. Strom left this place for
bride is a very ladylike, sensible and prepossessing appearing young lady, with
an an intellectual heir of refinement that is certain to make friends for
herself and our community. The groom
is a young law here, a graduate of the
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS
-- Miss Florence Smith was married at
-- Mrs. William Hughes, of
-- Miss Gertie Dunigan has secured a good position as
stenographer in a large business house at
-- T. J. White was over from Whittemore to stay and spent the day hustling votes for his cousin, Joseph Mulroney. He reports business good at Whittemore and is well pleased with the town.
-- E. A. Ryan, of
-- Mr. Fred Kipf, of
-- Dr. R. J., Nestor came up from
-- Mr. and Mrs. Leckington and family left for
Mr. George Jacobs, father of H. H. Jacobs, died at
F. E. Dooley has given up his position at
L. T. Graves left for
HAD A VERY CLOSE CALL.
Monday while driving across the
TOWN TOPICS OF THE WEEK.
-- Charles Brown, of
-- James Ulrich left for
-- Mrs. Nels Reno, who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Peter Duhn, returned to Rodman Thursday morning.
-- Dennis Kirby leaves today for Anaconda,
-- Mr. and Miss Hulse, of Eagle Grove, visited from Saturday until Tuesday, with their cousin, Miss Siegle
-- Mrs. Smead and family left for
-- Carl Siegle, of Spencer, is visiting his uncle, Charles
Siegle, of this place. He intends
-- John Hahn was up from Mallard Monday.
He brought his mother-in-law, Mrs. Hough, to town.
She took the train for
-- Mrs. William Fisher and children, of Eagle Grove, who had been visiting her sister, Mrs. John Treadgold, for two weeks, returned home Wednesday
-- Alex Cullen has purchased to be L. T. Graves residence
in the first ward. The consideration
is something like $1300. He and Mrs.
Cullen will move into it at once
OVER THE COUNTY
-- Mrs. T. S. Hayes, of Armstrong, has been here during the past ten days visiting with her sisters, Mesdames Jenswold and Dalen and other friends at this place
-- Photographer Peterson has moved into the Gallagher house
in the south part of town
Hundreds of Guests Come from Various Parts of
Over Three Hundred, Enjoy one of the Grandest Banquet At the Armory Ever Prepared for a Northern Iowa Gathering
DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA ALSO ORGANIZE.
The institution of Emmetsburg Council, and religious history of our
county. It brought together
representative gentleman from all parts of
At 1030, the visiting Knights met
at the Waverly Hotel, their headquarters, and hand headed by the local
candidates, 60, marched in double file to
On their return to town after the exercises at the church, the Knights dispersed for dinner, which was served at the Waverly and Saint James hotels and the Elite Café.
The initiatory exercises took place in the Odd Fellows Hall.
The K. of C. Hall and parlors will be on the second floor of the Brown
Kerwick building when it is completed. The
first and second degrees of the initiatory work was given by Fort Dodge Council
number 613. The third-degree
exercises were in charge of honorable M. F. Healey, of
The following are the members of the newly formed Council No. 946, of Emmetsburg: Branagan, W. I.; Berger, C. J.; Bender, J. K.; Bradley, George P.; Carroll, Reverend I. J.; Costello, Reverend M. J.; Conlon, M. E.;Cullen, Eugene; Dealey, J. F.; Doyle, J. S.; Doyle, E. J.; Doyle, O.P.; Donlon, P. H.,; Donlon, Peter Driscoll, M.; Duffy, T. J.; Duffy, J. A.; Dunigan, James; Fitzgerald, S. P.; Flynn, Charles; Gussman, Joe M.; Hand, Frank; Higgins, E. J., Jr.; Hughes, EM; Joyce, Joseph; Kelly, Reverend J.; Kelly, J. H.; Kerwick, M. F.; Kirby, W. V.; Laughlin, Robert; Laughlin, Joe; Loughlin,W.J.; McNerney, Reverend M.; Martin, Thomas R.; Martin, James R.; Malia P.E.; McEvoy, M. T.; McMahon, P. F.; McCoy, James; McGuire, J. T.; McCormick, Frank; McElroy, K. J.; Moran, John; Mulroney, F. E.; Mulroney, Robert; Mulroney, Joseph; Mulry, T. J.; Neary, J. F.; Neary, James W. Neary, John M.; Noland, PV; Phillips, J. and Reibsen, L.; Rutledge, TF; Shea, Robert; Shea, W. R.; Shea, R. E.; White, TJ; Kelly, Joe.
The following are the names of the officers chosen:
Chaplain... Reverend M. J. Costello.
Grand Knight... S. P. Fitzgerald.
Deputy Grand Knight... T. R. Martin.
Recorder... James Neary.
Financial Secretary... John Moncrief.
Treasurer... M. F. Kerwick.
Lectureer... W. I. Branagan.
Advocate... J. H. Kelly.
Warden... L. Reihsen
Inside Guard... C. J. Berger
Outside Guard... Joseph Gossman
Trustees... Robert Shea, James Dunigan, J. F. Neary.
At 230 the institution of
The following are the names of the
members of the newly formed court, which is the second organized in
Kate Driscoll; Mrs. W. I. Branagan; Nellie Kerwick; Mrs. M. F. Kerwick; Kittie, Mulroney; Mrs. John Moncrief; Anna Gossman; Rose Loughlin; Mary Loughlin; Nellie Loughlin; Mary E. Laughlin; Mrs. P. V. Nolan; Mrs. Robert Shea; Mrs. F. Dealy; Josie Dealy; Mrs. S. P. Fitzgerald; Mrs. M. Gleason; Mrs. C. J., Berger; Agnes Rutledge; Anna Rutledge; Jennie Kelly; Mrs. J. Dunigan; Mrs. J. K. Benda; Mrs. O. P. Doyle; Alice Mulroney; Mary Duffy; Katherine Duffy; Mary Mulroney; Maggie Mulroney; Mrs. L. Reihsen; Mrs. James Doyle; Mrs. P. O'Grady; Mrs. P. Donlon; Kate Donlon; Mrs. J. N. Phillips; Mrs. J. P. McGuire; Josie McEvoy; Mrs. M. Joyce; Mrs. A. Rutledge; Julia Crowley; Mary Crowley; Lottie Walsh; Mrs. S. McDonnell; Maggie Ryan; Mary Nugent; Anna Grady; Mrs. M. McEvoy; Lil Patton.
The following are the names of the officers chosen:
Grand Regent... Jennie Kelly.
Deputy GR... Mrs. James Doyle.
Financial Secretary... Nellie Kerwick.
Treasurer... Mrs. S. P. Fitzgerald.
Prophetess... Katherine Duffy.
Historian... Kittie Mulroney.
Monitor... Josephine Dealy.
Sentinel... Nellie Loughlin
Organist..., Mary E. Laughlin.
Chaplin... Reverend M. J. Costello.
Trustees -- Mesdames M. Joyce,
Emmetsburg Democrat; Wednesday, November 16, 1904.
-- Lewis Aalvik, the Ringsted embezzler, has been sentenced to the penitentiary for two years.
-- Dr. C. B. Grear, formerly of Burt, recently attempted to
kill himself at
-- E. F. Kluckhohn, formerly of Graettinger, and later of the Whittemore Champion, has purchased the Garner Signal, the oldest paper at that place. He was a clergyman for several years
-- Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cone, of
-- Brother Stansberry, of
NEAR BY NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Parkin left Tuesday evening for their new home at
Shot a Valuable Cow.
night, a cow belonging to W. J. Anglum, which was running in the pasture near
the slaughterhouse, was shot by some unknown parties.
The shot was heard by several but on account of the night being
hallowe’en no attention was paid to it. The
animal was valued at $40 -- Ayrshire Chronicle
Howe Never Got a Scratch
After nearly 30 years of continuous service for the B., C.R. &N. and
Rock Island Railways, Mr. Pat Howe has stepped down and out with a record that
any man might be proud of. During
the years that he has been roadmaster he has given his companies most excellent
service and during all this time he has been very fortunate in escaping without
a scratch, though he has ridden in most every kind of railway device, snowplows,
flangers, and many items under very scary conditions.
-- Estherville Enterprise.
DIES AT AGE OF 102 YEARS
Aged Iowan Said to Have Seen First Steamboat Ply on
CASHIER IS A FUGITIVE.
Dixon Iowa Savings Bank Declared to Be Bankrupt
Mrs. J. H. Warren Is Dead
Mrs. Warren, wife of J. H. Warren, who established the West Bend Journal,
recently died of consumption. Her
sons, Robert and E. H. Warren, are well and most favorably known among the
newspaper people of
Lost Their Son.
Mr. and Mrs. Tallman, who live in
A J. Bevard Is Dead
A. J. Bovard, who kept a barbershop in Ayrshire for some time, died at that place Sunday evening of typhoid fever. He had been ill two or three weeks. The funeral was held at Ayrshire yesterday. He leaves a wife and a small family. He was perhaps between 40 and 50 years of age. Some years ago, he lived in the neighborhood of Rodman. The sympathy of all is extended to the afflicted family.
TOWN TOPICS OF A WEEK.
-- M. Carroll, of Curlew, has located at
-- Miss Alice Dolan has accepted a position in W. J. Black's store.
-- Frank Gotch, Humboldt's great wrestler, intends going to
-- E. E. Shriner, formerly of Rodman, is now engaged in an
-- A marriage license has been issued to Herbert McClelland, and Orabelle Elkins
-- Little Mary Millea went to Graettinger Saturday to visit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. McCarty.
-- Mrs. McMahon, of Wesley, arrived in this city Saturday evening to visit her mother, Mrs. J. B. Guerdet
-- Mrs. Lewrs, of wording,
-- Mrs. Dunkleberger, who had been here visiting her mother, Mrs. Early, and other relatives, returned to her home at Rock Rapids Saturday.
-- Mrs. Hendricks, of Winterset, and Mrs. Mobley, of Erland, who had been here visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blighton, returned home Monday.
-- Alex Christenson arrived in the city from
-- Mr. and Mrs. Schaffer, of
-- E. L. Marsh left Sunday evening for
-- Judge Quarton's father died at
-- John Haire, one of the oldest and most respected
-- John, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.
F. Brennan, arrived home from
Death of Reverend E. A. Phelps.
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. A. Phelps, pastor of the M. E. churches at
Cylinder and at South Vernon, died at a hospital in
Ernest Albert Phelps was a native of
He was a sincere, pious, tireless worker, and his efforts were highly appreciated by his people. He was a man of intellectual keenness and strength. He spent much time in research that he might be better qualified to administer to the spiritual needs of those entrusted to his care. His aim was to discharge faithfully and zealously the exacting and most important duties of his high calling -- to serve loyally his God and to do what conscience and his creed told him was best for those under him. The fruits of his seal and his earnest and prudently directed efforts will live in the convictions of those among whom he labored and who confided in him as their pastor and friend. The sincere sympathy of the Democrat is extended to his family and his people.
C. B. Kendall left for
OVER THE COUNTY.
-- Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Reining, on Friday, a child.
-- Dr. Beatty, of Mallard, was called for consultation concerning the condition of Mrs. Reining, who has been dangerously ill during the past few days.
Prominent Resident and Church Worker of Decorah Is under Arrest in Charge of First-Degree Murder.
Professor T. I Gifford, a prominent resident and church worker of Decorah, is under arrest on a charge of murder in the first degree as a result of the death of H. A. Bigelow from a blow on the head from a hoe in the hands of Gifford. Bigelow's skull was crushed in. The men were engaged in a dispute over their rights to a certain piece of property would Gifford struck Bigelow down, pulled his body onto his own lot and left him. Bigelow died a few hours after with out recovering consciousness. He was a pioneer of Winneshiek county.
Man Avenges Divorce.
Jacob Graves, a farmer south of
Boone Pressed into Brain.
Swan Anderson, a drayman, was probably fatally injured in a quarrel with
Adolph Carlson at
Two Bridge Men Killed
An eastbound freight train on the
Could Not Bear His Burden.
The body of Gus Womelsdorf, of piano, organ and sewing machine dealer, of
Eldora, was found dead at the fairgrounds from shooting.
In his pockets were two letters directed to his wife and daughter.
In these he stated that he was badly in debt, that he must end his
trouble, and that he had been to
With a Fractured Skull.
Mrs. Ada Manuel of Davenport was found in bed during one morning last week with a fractured skull. She now lies at the point of death in the city hospital and in her conscious moments refuses to tell who struck the blow. A hatchet found in a shed at the rear of the house is supposed to be the instrument used. Several people are being held on suspicion.
Blind Woman Commits Suicide.
Mrs. Martha Chellady, aged ninety years, committed suicide by hanging
herself a white silk ribbon at
Alleged Slayer Arrested
Neil Matthews, colored, who it is alleged at Des Moines, murdered Bud Travis, and wounded two others, all colored, was captured by the police in southeast Des Moines.
Will Get a Valuable Farm.
Under peculiar circumstances Anna Polson, of
Boy Fatally Hurt by Horse.
The fourteen-year-old son of J. T. Cooper of Pocahontas, had his skull crushed by being kicked by a bronco horse and is in a dangerous condition. He walked to the house from the barn after he was kicked, and fell down unconscious, in which state he has remained. Doctors give but little hope of his recovery.
Died in the Asylum.
A report has reached
Killed in Tile Works.
George Coleman, colored, aged 22, was fatally hurt at the McHose Tile works at Boone. His left arm was caught in the knives in the pug mill and torn off. He died in a few hours.
Aged Billionaire Dead.
D. J. Batchelder, a billionaire lumber man, died last week at
Swallowed Wagon Wheel.
A tin wheel from a toy wagon, about the size of a dime, has just been removed from the larynx of a fifteen-month-old child of B. M. Alten at Greene. The wheel had been lodged in the child's throat about nine months, having been swallowed while the infant was playing with a toy. For some time the child had been troubled in breathing. They called in a physician who discovered the cause by the aid of X-ray. The child will probably recover from the operation.
Worry Ends in Suicide.
Charles Shardel, aged forty-five, committed suicide in Kalona, by discharging the contents of a shotgun into his head. He was found dead in the cellar of his home. Mental unbalancing due to agreement over small financial matters, is believed to explain his act.
Emmetsburg Democrat; Wednesday, November 23, 1904.
Strenuous Matrimonial Life.
F. E. Milliken of Hardin County probably has the record for a strenuous matrimonial life. Some years ago, he wooed and won a handsome young woman, but prior to the culmination of the courtship at the altar, Mr. Milliken met and married another. The young lady filed a suit for breach of promise, and as the defendant did not appear she was given a judgment of $3000 by default. Milliken went into bankruptcy, it is stated, for the purpose of evading what he considered an unjust obligation. The next chapter has just been recited in the district court when Mr. and Mrs. Milliken were divorced. To add further interest to the affair it is reported that the discarded sweetheart has renewed her claim and will seek to recover, holding that the bankruptcy law does not bar a breach of promise judgment.
Lost Husband Is Found.
While visiting the world's fair, Mrs. Matt McDermott discovered her
husband, who mysteriously disappeared a year and a half ago and was mourned as
dead. On March 10, 1903, McDermott,
who was a prosperous farmer, left his home in Clare for
Piano Box Is Veteran's Home
A piano box is to be the winter home of Albert W. Morgan, an old soldier
Girl Dies to Save Brother.
Katie Stummeyer of Carroll is dead as a result of a heroic and successful attempt to save her little brother from being run down by a train. The little boy was not hurt, but the girl, who is thirteen, failed to get out harm's way, and was instantly killed.
Governor Larrabee's Sister Dead
Mrs. E. H. Williams, widow of the late Judge Williams and a sister of ex-Governor Larrabee, died at her home on Grand Meadow farm, four miles south of Postville, after an illness of several weeks. She was close to eighty years of age.
Thirty Minutes Costs Man's Life
Thirty minutes would have saved the life of J. H. Dengman, who was
Father Brennan Has Both Legs Broken.
Later: Father Brennan died Sunday. He
was 52 years old. He was located at
-- a fire company has been organized at Ayrshire.
-- Joe Shea will teach in the Kibby district in Booth township during the coming winner
-- Mrs. James Murray visited her sister, Mrs. W. J. O'Brien, of Whittemore, the last of the week.
-- Curt Beck left for Dakota,
-- A. short time ago Drs. Seele & Oaks performed a very successful operation for a nasal difficulty on the little son of Barney Elsenbast, who lives near Graettinger
-- Herbert, the 24-year-old son of Prof. W. V. Jones, of
-- Gus Millerke, as death near
NEAR BY NEWS
Dyer Put in New Lighting Plant
G. M. Dyer has installed a new lighting plant in his hardware store. The lamps are of the latest improved gasoline pattern and are a decided improvements to the store. The plant was put in by P. F. McGuire, who heads the agency for the lights in this vicinity. -- Ayrshire Chronicle
Business Change at
John Wagner, who has for the past few years been in the Board of Trade
barn, disposed of his livery stock to F. M. Crisman, Mr. Crisman taking
possession Wednesday morning. Mr.
Crisman will put the stock of both barns together and use the Board of Trade
barn for a feed stable. Mr. Wagner
as yet has not decided what he will do but expects to move on the farm in the
TOWN TOPICS OF A WEEK.
-- J. W. Darland has had his pension increased to $12 per month.
-- A. H. Harris, a veterinary surgeon from
-- Mrs. John McNally went to Graettinger Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. McGoey.
-- Miss Ella Godden returned from
-- W. L. Linderman is building an addition to his residence. His parents recently came from Fayette county to reside with him and he has, as a result, found it necessary to enlarge his home.
-- J. A. Morris has purchased an interest in a blacksmith shop at Ayrshire.
-- Mrs. Smead and children left for
-- As we go to press, we learn that Mr. and Mrs. James Adamson's youngest child, aged three months, died last night.
-- John McBride is putting up a hardware store building at Ayrshire. The Chronicle says he is enjoying a large patronage.
-- Roy Rogers, of Rock Rapids, has accepted a position in the People's Meat market. He commenced work last Saturday.
-- P. F. Conlon says he hopes to be ready to move his
-- Mr. Griffith, the genial landlord of the
-- Ada Seimbleman, of
-- Joseph Doyle, of Great Oak, received a telegram from his
brother, Herbert, of
-- W. A. Moan, of Ruthven, was recently called to some
-- The Ayrshire Chronicle says: "Rev. L. J. Carroll
left by Day for
-- Thos. Martin
-- Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Steil entertained about 60 of their friends and neighbors at cinch. Edward McNally and Mrs. P. H. Hand where the prize winners of the evening. An elegantly prepared lunch was served at midnight. Mr. and Mrs. Steil are most admirable entertainers.
-- Representative Chassel, of LeMars, was a pleasant caller Saturday evening. He is still interested in his paperwork, but spends most of his time on the road soliciting. Mr. Chassel has a great many warm friends among the newspaper voice. He is a prince of good fellows.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS.
-- The Whittemore Champion reports a ten pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Elbert.
-- Frank Miles has been hired to run at Ayrshire's water plant. He is said to be a competent man for the position.
-- Mr. Herbert McClelland, and Miss Orabelle Elkins were married in this city Wednesday by Rev. Glen A. Taylor.
-- Mrs. H. C. Armstrong returned to Rake,
-- E. W. Reid, of Ruthven, has secured a position in an elevator at Cylinder and has moved his family to that place.
-- Miss Gertie Peyton, of Ruthven, has gone to
-- E. J. Higgins, Sr., was at Rockwell during the past week attending the funeral of one of his nephews, a Mr. Laughlin.
-- Mrs. Sarah Frazier, who conducted a hotel at Ayrshire
for some time, died at
-- W. R. Millham arrived home from the
-- Mr. Willard A. Thayer and Miss Gertrude B. Mable, of Ruthven, are to be married today by Rev. G. W. Whitfield. Mr. Thayer is a farmer. Miss Mable is a schoolteacher.
-- We understand that Mr. John H. Sherlock and Miss Lydia G. Herberger were married at the Graettinger Catholic church yesterday, Rev. JJ Kelly officiating. The Democratic extends hearty congratulations
List of Jurors.
Following is a list of jurors drawn for the December term of the District Court, which convenes on Monday, December 5. The jurors, however, will not appear until December 12.
Melvin Fisk, Curlew.
F. L. Anderson, Ruthven.
Gus Gordon, Emmetsburg
B. J. Bergeson, Graettinger
John O'Connor, Graettinger.
J. T. Mahan, Graettinger
J. R. Cottington, Curlew
Paul Erickson, Rodman.
A E. Dowd, Emmetsburg.
A W. Jeffries, Ruthven
W. H. Horn,
J. C. Christianson, Lost
E. D., Greedy, Emmetsburg.
J. B. Williams, Emmetsburg.
T. B. Duhn, Ruthven
James Learmont, Ayrshire.
T. H. Jennings, Emmetsburg.
Lewis L. Hague,
J. F. Kennedy, Ayrshire.
C. S. Wells, Osgood.
George M. Watson,
John Ryan, Great Oak
John Johnson Sr., Curlew.
Frank Russell, Ayrshire.
F. S. Appleman, Emmetsburg.
S. W. Ballard, Emmetsburg.
Called Here on a Sad
J. L. Martin recently moved from
Coat Thieves in Town
Sunday night, while Mr. and Mrs. M. T. McEvoy were attending the mission
Once an Emmetsburg Operator.
Mr. Osher, of Graettinger, was a business visitor to Emmetsburg Monday. He is the oldest businessman at that place. He was a telegraph operator at the B., C.R.& N. depot in this city eighteen years ago and was sent from here to Graettinger where he became station agent. Subsequently, he engaged in the mercantile business at that place and later gave up railroading. He has prospered.
Has Sold His Newspaper.
James E. Mills has sold the Dickens Leader to Flint Bros., the new
proprietors of the Senate, of that place. They
will move the plant to
MRS. P. J. NOLAN IS DEAD
Remains Brought to This City Is Laid to Rest Tuesday.
Thursday morning, the sad news of the death of Mrs. P. J. Nolan at
Josephine Martin was born in Winnebago county,
She continued in school work for thirteen years.
September 13, 1882, she was married in this city to P. J. Nolan, who was
one of the most popular and deserving young men in the county.
Mr. Nolan engaged in the mercantile business at Ruthven, in which he
continued for ten years and prospered. He
served as postmaster of that place during President Cleveland's first
administration. In 1892, Mr. and
Mrs. Nolan moved to
Mrs. Nolan was an intellectual woman, a lady of strong Christian faith and intensely religious fervor, a watchful, earnest, willing helper whenever and wherever her assistance was required. Her ambition and her temperament were such that the community in which life's duties called for was not long in recognizing her praiseworthy motives or her capacity for usefulness. She was self-possessed and could view things about her dispassionately. She was decidedly practical in her observations and in her estimate of individuals, which has proved invaluable to her in the discharge of the many responsibilities that successive years imposed upon her. Whether in the home or in the school room, whether in the social circle or in other spheres where her presence could be of value, she was ever the prudent planner, that timely, helpful, effective worker. Those of her own fireside were, of course, first in her thoughts, and her hopes, in her considerations. To their watchful care and attention, her highest aims, the most ardent anxieties of her deeply solicitous, religious life were consecrated. No labor for their welfare was too much of a tax upon her energy. No sacrifice for their comfort and wholesome enjoyment was greater than she was willing to make. The death of such a wife, such a mother -- what pen can properly announce to the world the loss! Mrs. Nolan has passed from the blissful scenes of home never to return. The solace her presence gave will never again be realized, but her seal, her counsel, her unselfish purposes, and her genuine Christian piety and example will live in the hearts and in the memories of those who survive her.
OVER THE COUNTY
-- John O'Brien, of Greene, is visiting his sister, this is Michael Hester.
-- a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pender morning.
-- Judge Thomas
Rutledge, an uncle of Thomas and John Rutledge, of this city, died in
-- Mr. Hoagland, Mrs. Julia Foy, and Miss Celia Kelly will
-- Miss A. S. Partello, daughter of Hon. B.J. Partello, of
Emmetsburg Democrat; Wednesday, November 30, 1904
-- Miss Anna Skow, of Wesley, has gone to
-- The St. Joe post office in
-- The Graettinger Times reports a new girl at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Craven, of
-- Miss Nellie Flood, formerly of
-- Mr. and Mrs. Mills and family, of Eldora, who had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFarland for three or four days, returned home Friday. Mrs. McFarland is the sister of Mrs. Mills.
-- Father O'Farrell, formerly of
Sheldon Saloonkeeper Sued
Mrs. Edith Hunt, of Sheldon, has brought damage suits against P. J. McGarty and V. J. Fiebig, saloon keepers in Sheldon, for the sum of four thousand dollars. The cause of action is that the defendant sold liquor to the plaintiff's husband. It is said the suit will be pushed vigorously. -- Sanborn Pioneer.
Mr. Barringer Kills a Bear
E. P. Barringer had decided that the pet bear, which he had had for over
a year, was getting too large and cross to be safe to keep and on last Saturday
he was killed. A portion of the meat
was sold to the local butcher and a portion was shipped to
TOWN TOPICS OF THE WEEK
-- Mrs. Kunath, of Spencer, visited her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Barnes, of this city, Thanksgiving
-- Mr. Guy Knowlton and Miss Maud Robbe were married at Whittemore Tuesday evening of last week.
-- We understand that M. L. Brady will take charge of the Val Blatz cold storage business in this city December 1.
-- Miss Nicholson, of
-- Julius Kresensky, the Algona stonemason, who worked in Emmetsburg several years ago, lost his thirteen-year-old son last week.
-- Mrs. N. Oskerson, of
-- Mrs. M. D. Gurnett, of Barnum, spent a few days of last
week visiting her brother, Thomas Condon, of Great Oak.
While here she attended the mission at
-- Bert Hirleman has rented the Dalen restaurant at Graettinger and has taken possession of it. He has not rented a house yet, but is said to have three or four in view. Mr. Hirleman is all right and is entitled to the confidence of the public. May he succeed in his new undertaking as well as he did in telephone work.
-- Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Lockin, of Aurelia, spent Thanksgiving with Rev. And Mrs. S. R. Beatty, of this city. Mr. Lockin is a brother of Mrs. Beatty.
-- J. C. Paulson intends moving to
-- Mrs. Hanson, of Bode, was in this city Monday evening. She is the sister of Mrs. Shauger. She had been at Fenton attending the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Jensen.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Shauger were called to Fenton Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Shauger's mother, Mrs. Jensen, who died Friday. She was 81 years of age. She had resided in that vicinity for over 20 years. Mrs. Shauger has the sympathy of her many Emmetsburg friends.
Joe J. Steil Sells His Hardware Stock
Joe J. Steil has traded his hardware stock and part of his machinery to
John Peters for his farm of 100 acres east of town.
Mr. Peters will ship the stock to
Frank Warnke Rents Alex Moses' Blacksmith Shop
Frank Warnke has rented Alex Moses’ blacksmith shop.
The latter has decided to quit the business.
The location is a more suitable one for Mr. Warnke than the one south of
OVER THE COUNTY
-- J. H. Brennan and Jake Stewart furnished the music for the dance in the new home that Ole Norris has just finished west of town
-- Joe Herberger, who has been working in
Submitted by Cathy Labath, Feb. 2007
Submitted by Cathy Labath, Feb. 2007
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