Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa
6 May 1908
E.P. BARRINGER, of Ruthven, was in Emmetsburg Wednesday in company with a
couple of the officers of the insurance company at Des Moines with which he
Joseph MORIARTY, of Ottawa, Illinois, visited friends in this vicinity
several days last week. He will visit friends at Britt and other Iowa points
before returning home.
It is hoped that this year will see the last of the board and plank walks in
Emmetsburg. They have always been more or less unsatisfactory and in the end
they are expensive.
A few nights ago the People's bank, of Monterey, Minnesota, of which A.C.
BROWN, formerly of West Bend, is presidnet, was burglarized. Aoubt $1500 in
cash was taken.
Misses Sadie and Kate MORRIS, of Algona, and Mrs. McMAHON, of Sexton,
attended the JENNINGS-GIBBS marriage Wednesday. Mrs. McMAHON was on her way
home from Colman, South Dakota, whre she had been visiting her sister, Mrs.
Alex PEDDIE left for Houston, Texas last evening. He will doubtless remain
until the last of June. He has the exclusive management of the large rice
plantation with which he has been connected for some time and has had his
hands full. He is an energetic and far seeing worker.
Tom J. WHITE, of the Champion, was over from Whittemore Monday morning. He
has been very busy for some time getting out the premium list for the
largest and best county fair to be held in Iowa this year. It is a big job
and will doubtless pay him well.
Supt. BLAKELY, of the Clarion schools, has been chosen to take charge of the
manual training department in the Ft. Dodge schools. He has given special
attention to this line of work and is very much in favor of it. There is a
growing demand for it throughout the state. About forty schools have it.
Emmetsburg is one of the number. One local board would not think of dropping
John JOYNT, Jr., was home from South Dakota over Sunday. He is one of the
Milwaukee company of carpenters and travels over the most southern half of
South Dakota. A short time ago a car in which he and his companions kept
their tools burned while they were away at work. He lost all his clothing.
He says that crops are farther head in South Dakota than they are in Iowa.
He considers Mitchell a better business point than Mason City.
Miss HURN, of Spokane, Washington, formerly of Clear Lake, was a visitor at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. BROWN several days during the past week. She
reports times dull in Spokane. School teachers and music teachers are abut
the only people who are earning good wages. Times had been brisk, but the
panic put a damper on all kinds of business.
Monday evening the G.A.R. and W.R.C of this city, held memorial services in
honor of Aunt Becky YOUNG, of Des Moines, and Mother BICKADYKE, of Keokuk,
both of whom won national fame as nurses during the Civil War. The
observance was requested by the state officers of both organizations.
Mrs. Nicholas STEIL and Miss Mary arrived home from Wagoner, Oklahoma, last
week. They spent the winter in that state. There was no frost in Oklahoma
during the winter. Corn is now four or five inches high, potatoes are in
blossom and peas are podding. The season promises well. Mr. and Mrs. Michael
STEIL will remain at Wagoner for some time.
Sister Mary Placentia, of Ft. Dodge, was an Emmetsburg visitor during the
past week. She came to see her father, David FINN, who has been very ill for
some time. Seh has charge of the music department in the Sacred Heart
Academy. She will be remembered as Miss Annie FITZGERALD.
Examinations for rural pupils who wish to write for common school diplomas
wil be held next Saturday in this city and at Cylinder, Curlew, Rodman,
Graettinger ,Ayrshire, and Mallard. The Ruthven pupils will come to
Emmetsburg, as they can do so readily and economically. The examinations
will, of course, be under the direct supervision of Supt. Lillie PATTON.
In this issue Thomas KIRBY, Sr., of this city, announces himself as a
candidate for supervisor in the Second district. Mr. KIRBY held the position
one term and was a capable, painstaking, trustworthy officer. His past
record is ample guarantee of faithful and efficient service in the future,
should he be nominated and elected. Emmetsburg has no better citizen than
Wm. Bottimore Dies Suddenly
Wm. BOTTIMORE was found dead in his bed at West Bend Tuesday morning. He
died of heart failure. He formerly lived in Great Oak township. He is a
brother-in-law of John O'BRIEN. Further particulars next week.
Were Married Yesterday
Mr. Wm. C. RYAN and Miss Genevieve B. McNULTY were united in marriage at
Assumption church in this city Tuesday mornning, May 5 at seven o'clock.,
Very Rev. J.J. SMITH officiating. Miss Margaret CROWLEY was bridesmaid and
Mr. T.J. McNULTY was best man. The wedding breakfast was served at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen McNULTY, of this city. Only a few
relatives and friends were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan left on the
south-bound Rock Island passenger for Cedar Rapids. From there they will go
to Waukon, Iowa, to visit for a short time with the groom's parents, Mr .and
Mrs. James RYAN. They will make their future home at Revere, Minnesota. Mr.
RYAN having for some time been manager of the Standard Lumber company office
of that place.
The bride is one of the winsome, accomplished young ladies of our city. She
is a graduate of St. Mary Academy and taught for some time in the rural
schools of our county. Some time ago she accepted a position in the
mercantile establishment of J.K. BENDA, making for herself and her employer
many true and lasting friends. Her pleasing personality and her tact and
becoming dignity have won her front rank among the popular young women of
Emmetsburg and vicinity. The groom is a Waukon young man. He spent the past
year in the employ of the Royal Lumber company, of this city. He is prudent,
frugal, and genial and his exemplary conduct is substantial evidence of his
conception of what constitutes a true gentleman. Last fall he was given
charge of a lumber yard at Revere, Minnesota- a position that he still
holds. Young men of his stamp will not be long in working to the front. The
Democrat extends hearty good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. RYAN and trusts that
many blessings may be theirs as they journey through life.
The Grethen Case to be Tried.
Court will convene Tuesday, May 19. Judge COYLE will preside. The case of
the State vs. Peter GRETHEN, Jr., for shooting of his brother Casper last
fall will be tried. The grand jury at the December term of court dismissed
the complaint against him, but the March jury indicted him. County Attorney
WILLIAMS will prosecute and E.A. MORLING will defend. The evidence against
him is not considered strong. His father and brothers are backing him and
will spare no effort to clear him.
Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto County