Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, April 17, 1912
E.B. Soper, Jr., left for Woonsocket, South Dakota, Friday morning to
look after business interests. He is president of the First National bank of
that place. He will retain his position although he will reside in this city
and will, of course, spend most of his time here.
Thursday morning Dr. T. S. Waud and J.W. Bergorf of Swea City, Kossuth
county, were badly injured by the explosion of a soda fountain while they
were charging it. Mr. Bergorf had one of his legs broken. Soda fountains are
occasionally as dangerous as a bucking auto.
A few nights ago A.C. Hageman, a Rock Island operator at Laurens,
skipped out taking with him $50 in cash belonging to the company, several
tickets and mileage books, and a case of beer. He was an extra man who was
sent to relieve the regular agent, Ray Shoemaker.
Editor Cookinham came over from Ayrshire Wednesday to take in the
convention. He is looking sleek, fat, and hearty. He says it must have been
some other "Cook" who lost a pocketbook in Emmetsburg about ten days ago. He
seemed to be well supplied with green goods. He did not act like a fellow
who felt poor. C.H. is all right.
A.W. Wagner is arranging to build a barn on one of his farms in Great
Oak township. W.H. Walsh will do the work for him.
Thursday Walter G. Middleton's big team broke loose and ran two miles.
They did not break anything and were not injured.
Edward McNally of Rock Rapids visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
McNally of this place several days during the past week.
John D. McCarty left for Des Moines Friday to visit his daughter, Mrs.
O.O. Williams. He intends spending some time at Colfax. His health has not
been good for some time and he hopes that the change will benefit him.
R.G. Nolan was up from Oelwein Friday and visited local relatives for a
few days. Mrs. Nolan had been here for some time. Mr. Nolan informs us that
he has sold his business at Oelwein. He has not yet made any other
arrangements for the future.
John P. Metz has given up his position in the R.G. Dunn Agent office at
St. Paul. He has engaged in the real estate, loaning and insurance business.
His office is located in the Merriam Park bank building in that city.
Ewart Saunders has now a good position with the Gas Construction
company a short distance from Calgary, Alberta. He likes the work and thinks
there are great opportunities in western Canada for young men. He has been
attending the Chicago University.
Clem McNally has been home from Kansas City during the past ten days
visiting his parents. He reports that Kansas City has the worst newspaper
war in its history. The opposing firms have had brass bands parading the
streets in their interests. Such wars are usually pretty serious affairs
although they very seldom result in bloodshed.
S.A. Smith of Lost Island township was in Emmetsburg Wednesday. He
intends leaving next week for the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota. He
drew a quarter section last fall but has not yet selected it. He may spend
the summer in South Dakota although he has not yet made any definite
arrangements to do so. He has rented his farm in Lost Island township.
H.F. Fish of Terril, brother of A.M. and H.H. Fish of this place, died
last Wednesday. The funeral was held at Spencer Saturday. Mr. Fish had been
ill for some time with consumption. Mrs. Fish died a number of years ago. He
is survived by three full grown children. He was about fifty years of age.
The Messrs. Fish have the sympathy of their numerous citizens in their
I have rented the Ed McNally farm west of Emmetsburg and will take in
cattle for pasture. They will be called for and delivered as heretofore.
Please phone me or leave word with Edward McNally---Elmer Benson.
Hon. D.E. Kulp was up from West Bend Wednesday attending the republican
Monday morning the Knights of Columbus had a requiem mass at Assumption
church for the late E.P. McEvoy.
J.H. Chartlon, who was one of the leading business men of Rolfe for
thirty years, died a few days ago of apoplexy.
The Journal says that Noah Falls of West Bend has accepted a position
in a department store at Webster City. He formerly worked in this office.
John Dooley reports that he cut 400 tons of hay last season on the land
that he hand rented southwest of Lost Island lake. He managed to save all of
it from the spring's floods. He is now marketing some of it for $20 per ton.
Geo. Crook was up from Rodman Friday evening. He intended leaving for
Winthrop, Arkansas, where he will make his future home. He recently bought a
farm a mile from that place. He was born in Fern Valley township and of
course is reluctant about leaving his many old friends and neighbors. The
Democrat wishes Mr. and Mrs. Crook and family health, happiness and
prosperity in their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Groves of Estherville are home form the South after
an absence of some time.
Editor Nicholas of the Estherville Vindicator and Republican has been
laid up for some time with rheumatism.
Hon. P.A. Mullen of Fort Dodge is a candidate for district delegate to
the republican national convention at Chicago.
We notice that Father Dobberstein of West Bend is visiting relatives in
western Canada. He will remain a couple of weeks.
Prof. Agnus McDonald has been retained as superintendent of the Spirit
Lake public schools. He receives $1,500 per year.
W.H. Annett, who published the Spencer News for several years, has
bought the Tribune at Buffalo Center, Kossuth county. He spent some time in
The coroners' jury in the case of Robert McGannaghan, who was killed by
a Milwaukee freight train at Sanborn a few evenings ago, held that his death
was due to a defective brake on one of the cars. If so the company is in for
a big damage suit.
J.T. Maguire of Ayrshire was an Emmetsburg visitor Thursday. He was on
his way home from Minnesota where he had been for a several days. He
attended the Senator Kenyon meeting at the Court House Thursday. He reports
the farmers of Minnesota pretty well along with their spring's work.
Mrs. John Early visited her daughters at Rock Rapids several days last
Mrs. C.G. Thyle is in a sanitorium at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin,
Mr. Gilmore has been retained as the superintendent of the Mason City
schools for the ensuing year. His salary has been increased from $2,200 to
Capt. E.B. Soper mourns the death of his sister, Mrs. J.W. Ridley, who
passed away at Estherville a few days ago. he was absent in the South when
she died. She settled in Emmett county at an early day. Her husband died 23
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