Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa
6 Aug 1913
NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO
A Few Items Taken From the Files of The Democrat of August 2, 1893
Supervisor DUNN is visiting his sister, Mrs. Patrick JOYNT, of this place.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter O'BRIEN Saturday.
The fare to Chicago and return over the Milwaukee road has been reduced to
J.G. GALLAGHER informs us that he will give up the hotel business at West
Last week A. WHITE of West Bend turned over his stock of hardware and other
property to a wholesale house in Dubuque.
W.H. VAUGHAN reports times very dull in California.
Judge and Mrs. CARR are attending the World's Fair at Chicago.
Most of the havesting is done. Oats and other small grain will be light.
Lot LAUGHLIN went to LaCrosse last week where he will take medical
P.R. WELLS has the contract for the building of Martin MORRISSEY's new
Mr. TELLIER of Algona, a man of 63, is practicing to enter a five mile race
at Indianapolis for a purse of $2,000.
Sister M. Columbia of Fort Dodge is visiting Emmetsburg relatives.
Captain HARTSHORN had a lengthy article in yesterday's Register advocating
the nomination of Colonel ORMSBY for governor.
John CUDAHY, the Chicago pork packer, failed yesterday. His losses on the
board of trade in a single hour amounted to $450,000. Pork fell $9 a barrel
during the day.
George H. DAVENPORT was in Emmetsburg Thursday. He is now selling real
estate in western Nebraska.
S.A. EASTON has been appointed postmaster of Curlew.
Some of the readers of the Free Press have threatened to boycott Brother
TEED for crtiticising Presiding Elder COLE, who roasted the Catholics at
Spencer a short time ago. However, Mr. TEED refuses to retract what he said.
Five thousand men were laid off on the C.M. & St. P. system Saturday. Two
thousand were laid off on the Iowa & Dakota division.
Andrew MILLER and Susie YONDI were married in the Catholic church at West
A. ROGERS has sold his share of stock of groceries at Ayrshire. He will move
There is a new boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed BLANCHARD of Ayrshire.
P.F. MAGUIRE has bought the Alex ROGERS coal business at Ayrshire.
MARRIAGE AT RUTHVEN
Mr. Roy Kelly and Miss Lizzie Wilson Were United Wednesday
A pretty little wedding took place at the home of the groom's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry KELLY on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. when Rev. W.O. TOMPKINS spoke
the words uniting the lives of Mr. Roy KELLY of this city and Miss Lizzie
WILSON of Exira, Iowa. Miss Ruby KELLY acted as bride's maid and Peter
WILSON as groomsman. The ceremony was witnessed only by immediate relatives
of the contracting parties. A dainty wedding luncheon was served after which
the newly married couple accompanied by the bride's brother and groom's
sister departed by auto for Emmetsburg.
The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry KELLY of this city where
he is well known. The bride is a sister of Mrs. August ANDERSON ans has been
making her home with her brother Peter WILSON, who purchased the old KELLY
farm north of town last year. They have many friends who wish them true
success in married life.-Ruthven Free Press.
We notice by the Washington dispatches that M.L. EIDSNESS of Graettinger has
lost his position. He has been on the police force on the Capitol grounds
for a number of years. Congressman DOLLIVER secured the position for him. He
will be succeeded by a democrat.
Near By News
Estherville Farm Brings $125
PERSON & PITCHER yesterday sold the J.W. COON farm, located three miles
northwest of town, to J.H. WILLEY, at a consideration of $125 per
John SCHULLER Has Fine Corn
John SHULLER [Note: spelled differently from headline above, not
transcription error] brought in a stalk of corn Saturday that measures
eleven feet. He says this is the average height in his field. This is going
some for this time of year.--Mallard Independent.
P. MALIA Invests in Minneapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. P. MALIA returned from Minneapolis Tuesday evening. While there
Mr. MALIA purchased a fine residence property. He says that he brought it on
speculation and does not intend to move there.--Ayrshire Chronicle.
Auto Accident Near Ruthven.
Joe NOLAN met with an auto accident on Monday night which resulted in a
badly broken arm. He had been to Spencer and on his way home attempted to
turn out for a team and turned too far, running off the grade. The car
turned over on him and it was some time before he was able to get out from
under it.--Free Press.
Three of the little children of Mrs. Henry CURRANS have been quite ill the
last week, but are reported much better.
Leon GORDEN of St. Paul is spending a few days visiting at the Stanley MEEK
Monday morning the remains of William CALLAHAN arrived in this city from
Chicago. Services were held at the Sacred Heart church, Father SCHAEFER
officiating and the burial in the Catholic cemetery beside those of his
Dr. BALDWIN is on the sick list this week.
Frank SULLIVAN and wife autoed to Ruthven Monday from Estherville.
Miss Mary NEARY of Nevada township is spending a few days visiting Miss
Margie WASHINGTON of Highland township.
Mr and Mrs. WALTERS of Onawa are visiting relatives in this city this week.
Mrs. Fred DEAN and daughter were Spencer visitors Thursday.
T.J. BRENNAN and wife were over Sunday visitors at Estherville.
William COONAN and son and daughter, and John and Mabel COONAN of St. Paul
were calling on friends in Ruthven Thursday.
S.S. HOWARD and wife left Monday morning for Fargo, North Dakota, where they
will make their future home.
Frank WELLS, daughter and wife left Saturday for their home at Paynesville,
Minnesota, after a two weeks' visit with relatives.
Miss Zola COVELL returned to her home at Curlew Monday.
Gus GORDEN and wife of Decorah, Ia., who have been here visiting relatives,
left Monday evening for Madison, Wisconsin for a visit.
Will WELLS was called to Janesville, Wisconsin, Monday evening on account of
the death of his wife.
Frank O'HALLORAN was at Rockwell City Thursday attending the races.
Walter DEMOUTH was home from Correctionville, Iowa, over Sunday visiting his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. DEMOUTH.
Mr and Mrs George HUGHES, and Mr and Mrs S.S. HOWARD were at Emmetsburg
Ronald GARD and wife, Fred STREIT, Miss HOVEY and Inez OLSON autoed to Storm
Lake to spend Sunday with relatives.
W.W. REID and wife, Mrs. A.A. JONES, Nettie MUNCH and Hattie JONES were
Emmtsburg visitors Monday.
Dr. and Mrs. J.W. WOODBRIDGE and family autoed to Okoboji Sunday.
Frank WELLS and wife, Mesdames Theo. DEMOUTH and Fank JONES took an auto
trip to Algona Thursday.
Ralph BUTLER and wife went to Spirit Lake Saturday where they will spend a
few days outing.
A son was born to Mr and Mrs James WHITMER July 30th.
Mr and Mrs. V.W. FISK, Mrs. Melvin FISK and Mrs. M. BRENNAN autoed to Ft.
Dodge Friday where they met M. BRENNAN and friend, Mr. GRANT.
Omro COTTINGTON was a Chicago visitor the first of the week.
The Misses Julia and Kate CROWLEY of Emmetsburg are visiting with their
sister, Mrs. Peter MULRONEY.
A new daughter arrived Tuesday of last week at the home of B.B. FRYE.
A letter from Alex PEDEN and wife, who left two weeks ago for Colorado
Springs to their son Clarence, of this place states that they arrived save
and were having a big time. They met Miss SAMMIN, a Mallard teacher, in
Mantou Saturday morning.
Geo GHERT and family returned to his home in Illinois Monday of last week.
They spent a few weeks here visiting relatives.
Mrs. Thos. DAWSON and children and Mrs. Chas KRIEG were passengers to and
from Ft. Dodge Saturday.
Glenn BROWN of Emmetsburg was a Mallard caller Monday.
Miss Elizabeth MUELLER who is employed in MULRONEY Bros. store is taking a
two weeks' vacation. Miss Hattie ZECH is employed in her place.
Mr Edward POWERS of Chicago who spent two weeks with his cousin, Edward
KENDALL, returned home Saturday.
Mrs. TURNER and daughter of Rock Island spent a few weeks visiting the
DRAMAN and WENNING families.
Mr. ANSINGER is spending this week with relatives in the country. Mr.
ANSINGER is visiting her daughter, Mrs. MOODY, who lives near Keokuk.
George CHRISTOPHER disposed of 160 acres of his farm without improvements
except some tile for $100 per acre. Adam SHABAKER was the purchaser.
The LOWE Brothers received a new separator Monday for their threshing
Harry FORTNEY and wife have moved into the Samuel DOW residence. Harry no
doubt will feel right at home, his parents having lived a number of years in
the same house.
Mr. GORDON, one of the pioneers of Davenport, spent Sunday in Emmetsburg. He
is traveling for a wholesale hardware firm. He is one of the state officers
of the A.O.H.
Strayed from the Bright pasture west of Emmetsburg, three horses-one brown
five years old, weight 1,300, with one white hind foot; one bright bay two
years old; one brown two years old. All are branded. Will give $5 reward for
information that will lead to their recovery. W.D. DONOVAN, Emmetsburg,
Good Piano For Sale
A Hamilton piano, concert pitch. Will be sold reasonable. Is now the
property of Company K. Enquire of E.F. MURRAY, Wm. RYAN or T.C. NOLAN.
A few evenings ago Jas. AYLWARD showed us through the Emmetsburg Brick and
Tile factory, which has been operated steadily for several weeks. At present
their is a short delay caused by the failure of a shipment of shale to reach
the yard promptly, but work has not been entirely suspended. So far about 25
kilns of tile have been burned. There are about 10,000 of five inch tile in
each kiln. The quality of the finished product is excellent. Ten or twelve
men are regularly employed. We hope the company will continue to prosper.
Went Into The Ditch.
Chris CONLON and a couple of his sons were our riding west of town Sunday
afternoon and while running at a high rate of speed the boy lost control of
the car and it went into the ditch, throwing the occupants out. They were
not seriously injured. The car was slightly damaged.
Infantile Paralysis Near Fenton.
A little child of Mr and Mrs. George CARR, who live near Fenton, is reported
quite ill with infantile paralysis.
We are glad to learn that George BOYLE of Whittemore was able to stand an
auto trip to Algona one day last week. We hope he may continue to improve.
Homer STRATEMEYER was up from Carroll the first of the week placing a
monument over the grave of the late John KERBER.
Dr. BALDWIN of Ruthven is reported quite ill with rheumatism. Hence his
partner, Dr. HOUSTON, is a very busy man these days.
Mrs. E.W. CARPENTER will return from Glendive, Montana, the last of the
week. Mr. CARPENTER was not able to secure a homestead in that locality.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. JACKSON will leve today for Glendive, Montana to spend
three or four weeks with relatives. They have three sons living in that
locality. The Democrat hopes they will have an enjoyable trip.
William BOBLIT, James BURNS and Eugene KANE went to Chicago Saturday evening
with shipments of stock. We have been watching the Windy City dailies during
the past few days in order to keep tab on any late and interesting news.
Roy WHEAT was a passenger to Rock Valley Tuesday morning.
A marriage license was issued yesterday to John A REDDEN and Miss Verde
Mrs. V.H. CLARK and children spent last week at the Fred CASSELL home in
Mrs. Frank KELLY and children of Cylinder were Emmetsburg visitors
The SHAW farm, two miles north of Grover, was sold a few days ago for $100
Mrs. Fred THOMA and children of Mason City were over Sunday guests at the
home of Mr and Mrs. F.H. O'HALLORAN of this place.
A few days ago Ed CARROL's team became frightened in this city and ran away
damaging the buggy quite badly. No one was injured.
Mr. COLLISON and two of his daughters and Mrs. MORGAN of Carroll have for
several days been the guests at the home of Messrs. BOOTH and HILL of this
C.O. HARRISON of Rockwell City arrived in Emmetsburg the first of the week
for a few days stay. He has a good position in a barber shop at that place.
W.E. JACKMAN threshed out his oats the first of the week. The yield was
about 60 bushels per acre. We understand that it will weigh out 70 bushels
Mr and Mrs. Harry CLARK of this place travel regularly with the Haag Circus.
Mr. CLARK owns a number of trained horses and gives daily exhibitions with
them. The circus will be at Spencer August 16. Mrs. CLARK is a daughter of
Mr and Mrs. John McNALLY.
Will McNALLY, who has been with the Sells-Floto circus for four years,
writes home from Winnipeg, Canada, that while showing in that city there was
considerable excitement that is not usually advertised in advance. During a
severe wind and hail storm the herd of elephants became frightened and
stampeded, knocking down the quarter pole, overturning seats, etc. Several
hundred horses belonging to the show became frightened at the noise made by
the elephants and they also stampeded. The spectators got their money's
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wed., Aug 13, 1913
TOWN TOPICS OF A WEEK
John VEDDER was a Spencer visitor Monday. He has secured a position in that
John CONNORS and William MONCRIEF left for LeMars Monday morning to spend a
Chas. E. GRIFFITH of Toulon, Illinois, will succeed L. MEAD as principal of
the Mason City schools.
The business men of Titonka are arranging for big doings in their town on
August 15. They call it Indian day.
We understand that Sister Mary Placentia, well known to many of our
citizens, has been changed from Des Moines to Marcus. [aka. at birth Honora
Finn, at adoption as Annie Fitzgerald]
Misses Catherine and Marie HIGGINS arrived home Tuesday of last week after a
three week's visit with relatives in Chicago and Dyersville, Iowa.
John HOBART, a farmer living near Mason City, lost his large barn by fire a
few days ago. Ten horses, eight head of cattle and five hogs were burned.
Lyman PETERS of Ransalaer, Indiana, is visiting at the home of his uncle,
Wm. J. PETERS, of Great Oak township and his cousin, Mrs. G.E. BERRAY, of
Wm. MAROSHEK was over from Ayrshire Monday. He has threshed 40 acres of oats
and reports a yield of 1600 bushels. Most of the small grain in his
neighborhood is good.
The employment bureaus of the country claim that there is more work than
there are men. There are a few men in Emmetsburg who need both work and
money but they are still idle.
Patrick JOYNT started into the country a few days ago with James NALLY and
he claims they spend a very busy week putting up hay. They both speak highly
of the crops in Emmetsburg township.
A few days ago Miss HESTER lost her graduating pin in this city. The name,
"Mercy Hospital Training School, " is engraved on the front of it. The pin
is gold. The finder will please return to her or bring to this office.
Mr and Mrs. C.J. BERGER arrived home from their Louisville trip Saturday
morning. They report a most delightful time. The Louisville people treated
them royally. They visited a day or two with relatives in Chicago on their
Miss Laura MAHER is now one of the leading ladies in a well known mercantile
house at St. Paul. She was in the employ of the firm some time ago and her
services were so satisfactory that she was promoted. Her many local friends
will be pleased to learn of her success.
Glenn BROWN was visiting relatives at Lohrville last week.
Eugene MULRONEY was a business visitor at Mason City Thursday.
George FREEMAN has bought the Darland residence on Main street.
John CULLEN of Whittemore was greeting Emmetsburg friends Wednesday.
Miss McFARLAND of West Bend spent Wednesday evening with Emmetsburg friends.
William SULLIVAN came down from Graettinger Sunday evening for a visit with
Miss Alice DONOVAN of Ayrshire was the guest of Emmetsburg relatives
Mrs. J.L. HENRY of West Bend was in Emmetsburg last week attending the
Father MURTAGH of Estherville was the guest of Father McNERNEY of this place
A few days ago F.E. HAND lost one of his fine draft horses. He was offered
$500 for the team a short time ago.
Franklin MINGER ans son Leslie of West Bend have gone to Powell, Wyoming.
They own land near that place.
Mrs. Matt KILROY of Mason City visited the last of the week with her
parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas CONLON, of this place.
Miss Esther OSTRANDER returned from Spirit Lake Wednesday whre she had been
visiting her friend, Miss Etta BUTCHER.
Misses Agnes and Josie McLAUGHLIN of Minneapolis arrived in this city
Tuesday evening to visit for a few days with relatives.
Walter K. ADAMS, district passenger agent of the M. & St. L. company, was in
Emmetsburg Wednesday. His office is at Des Moines.
Miss Catherine GIBSON returned from Galesburg, Illinois, Friday morning. She
had been visiting her friend, Miss ILLINGWORTH.
Miss Camilla WILSON of Algona will give vocal instructions in this city. She
is a daughter of H. J. WILSON, formerly of this place.
Mrs. H. HUDSON was at Spencer last week.
N.L. NORTON of Laurens is building a fine new residence.
Miss Mary COMBES went to Curlew Tuesday to visit relatives.
Mr and Mrs. W.C. KELLY were Emmetsburg visitors Monday.
Mrs. HUDSON recently visited her daughter, Mrs. HOWARD, of Ayrshire.
Misses Gladys and Marion CUTHBERT of Cylinder went to Livermore Friday.
Miss Marie HIGGINS has been visiting friends at Mallard for a few days.
We notice that there are a couple of cases of measles in neighboring towns.
M.T. WASHINGTON and D. FOLEY were over from Ruthven Monday afternoon.
Mr and Mrs. MORGAN of Carroll were visitors at the E.K. HILL home last week.
Mrs. John DOOLEY and three sons of Ft. Worth, Texas, are visiting relatives
in this city.
Mrs. John RYAN and children of Chicago were Emmetsburg visitors the first of
James D. KEARN, the St. Joseph's college singer, gave a concert at Clarion
Auditor J.B. MARTIN went to Des Moines Wednesday evening. He also spent a
couple of days at Ames.
Daniel BURNS was called to some point in Nebraska the last of the week to
attend the funeral of a relative.
Mrs. F.H. DICKEY is enjoying a visit from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. SWANTON,
of Broadhead, Wisconsin.
A daughter was born to Mr and Mrs. Frank DEMOUTH Saturday evening. All
concerned are doing nicely.
Mrand Mrs. J.M. THOMPSON of Fern Valley were in Emmetsburg Saturday. They
attended the afternoon session of the Chautauqua.
Miss Gertrude BECKER of Waterloo is visiting her college friends, Misses
Rose MILLER, Florence UNDERWOOD and Dimple GAYLORD of this place.
Dr. HENNESSY reports that a son was born to Mr and Mrs Frank CAMPBELL
Sunday. Their many friends are pleased to learn of the good news.
Miss LARSEN of Ruthven has been extra girl in the telephone office during
the past few weeks. The operators have one after another been enjoying a
Jay and James McDONALD and N.C. ROSKOFF of Marshalltown, who had been
visiting local friends for several days, left last week for Clear Lake to
spend a short time before returning home.
G.W. SWESSINGER and his son Arthur were up from Ellington township last
evening. They report that Saturday night's wind blew down considerable corn
in the south part of the county.
W.W. HARE of Fort Dodge was an Emmetsburg visitor Thursday. he had been
visiting Father SCHAEFER of Ruthven and they came over to greet old friends.
John COONAN, who had been visiting local relatives for ten days, returned to
Minneapolis Friday evening. He has a good position in teh main office of the
Minneapolis & Omaha railway company.
The grasshoppers that did so much damage in this county two years ago must
have gone west. We notice by the dailies that grain and fruit have been
badly damaged by them in Washington and Oregon during the past few weeks.
Mr and Mrs. J.H. SHERIDAN and daughter and their nephew, Wm. SHERIDAN, of
Bancroft, were Emmetsburg visitors Wednesday afternoon. They made the trip
by auto. The Messrs. SHERIDAN are among the successful real estate dealers
of Kossuth county.
There are a few cases of small pox at Fort Dodge.
J.H. KNOBLAUCH returned from Chicago Friday morning.
Miss Helen DUHIGG was a Spencer visitor a few days ago.
Mr and Mrs. J.P. STEBBINS drove to their farm near Curlew Monday.
Miss Grace CUMMINGS of Des Moines is visiting her friend, Miss GALLEGER, of
Frank FORDYCE went to Sherrard, Illinois, Monday to look after some real
Mr and Mrs. Arthur ANDERSON left for Jewell Junction yesterday to visit
friends for a short time.
Wm. SCHULTZ, brother-in-law of A.G. FREY, left for Cedar Rapids Tuesday
evening of last week to visit relatives.
E.H. SOPER recently purchased a 240 acre farm in Emmet county for $70 per
acre. Frank FORDYCE made the deal.
Miss Grace McALLISTER arrived home from Bode a few days ago where she had
been visiting Mr and Mrs. F.H. EASTMAN.
Edward McNALLY was a Garner visitor Tuesday of last week. He says that small
grain is heavier in that locality than in this county.
Mr and Mrs. H.H. COOK and Mr and Mrs. C.H. GIDDINGS are at Spirit Lake
attending the big Canton gathering. many others will go today and tomorrow.
Miss HARRINGTON of Caledonia, Minnesota, has been visiting for several days
at the home of Edward McNALLY of this place. She is a cousin of the Misses
Safe crackers have become active again. They broke into seven different
business houses at Denison a few nights ago. They are likely to keep a safe
distance from Emmetsburg.
George MARKLEY, formerly of West Bend, was killed a few days ago at
Superior, Wisconsin. He is a son-in-law of A.W. GREENE. His remains were
brought to Estherville for interment.
Frank FORDYCE, E.H. and E.B. SOPER, Jr., drove to Thompson, Iowa, Friday in
Mr. FORDYCE's Jackson car. They made the trip of 75 miles in three hours.
This is faster than railroad time.
A birthday party was held at the home of Mr and Mrs. Charles GUSLAND
yesterday in honor of their little daughter, Miss Genevieve. An enjoyable
afternoon was spent by those in attendance.
Joseph MARTINI, who has been threshing in Freedom township during the past
ten days or more, reports that oats are averaging from 40 to 50 bushels per
acre in the neighborhood in which he is operating.
Mrs and Mrs W.J. TYSON recently spent a month visiting and sight seeing at
Minneapolis and St. Paul. One of their daughters lives near Lake Calhoun in
Minneapolis. It is one of the most delightful locations in the city.
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, Aug 20, 1913
TOWN TOPICS OF A WEEK
Mrs. S. SKARTWED is very ill at this writing
Miss Lottie JOYNT visited her sister, Mrs. SLAGLE, of Ruthven, last week.
Three people were bitten at Mason City a few days ago by a mad dog.
Mr and Mrs. T. SULLIVAN were down from Graettinger over Sunday.
Dr. WOOLDBRIDGE of Cylinder was a business visitor in Emmetsburg Monday.
Harry THAW and Dr. HYDE have a special position on the front page again.
Mr and Mrs. Jess SPROUT of Minnesota have been spending a couple of weeks in
this vicinity visiting friends.
Mr and Mrs. H. HUDSON left Thursday for Guthrie Center to consult a
physician in regard to Mrs. HUDSON's health.
Mrs. Dell P. MURPHY and her mother, who had been visiting her, left for
Dubuque Sunday to spend some time with relatives.
Thomas COONAN will leave for Milwaukee Saturday evening to remain for a
short time. He will also visit Chicago before returning home.
Mr and Mrs. KRELL and Mr. and Mrs. EDGE of Blunt, South Dakota, parents of
Mr. and Mrs. J. EDGE, attended Mrs. EDGE's funeral Thursday.
Edward McNALLY and family and P.H. DONLON were at Ruthven Friday evening
attending Father SCHAEFFER's lawn social. They report splendid times.
John SCHAUPP of Fort Dodge was in Lost Island township several days during
the past week looking after his large real estate interests in that
Miss OLIVER of Ruthven, principal of the Emmetsburg schools, was in this
city Saturday arranging with the new superintendent, Mr. PRALL, an outline
of work to be done during the coming year.
Eugene KANE, Peter HOELZNER, and W.F. BOBLITT took a trip to Britt by auto
Friday to attend the races but they did not find them very interesting and
ran on to Clear Lake where they spent the day.
Saturday, August 16, Patrick JOYNT brought us an ear of corn picked from a
field on his farm which was too hard for a roasting ear. Corn is, we think,
much farther advanced than it usually is at this season.
Curlew defeated Ayrshire on the former's ground Friday by a score of 5 to 0.
Joe KERWICK, Eugene MULRONEY, Michael MILLER, Leo McMAHON, and Frank MEADE
of Emmetsburg played with the Curlew team.
Father COLLINS of St. Joseph's College of Dubuque was the guest of Fathers
FARRELLY and SWEENEY Wednesday and Thursday. He has had charge of the
Catholic chapel at Terrace Park, Okoboji, during his vacation. He will
return to Dubuque in a week or ten days.
Henry DORWEILER and his youngest daughter were up from West Bend Monday
morning. Mr. DORWEILER informs us that his early oats averaged 36 bushels
per acre and a small patch of a new kind of oats yielded 56 bushels per
acre. He thinks he will attend the Minnesota fair this year.
Mrs. A. FISH spent a few days at Spencer last week.
Mr and Mrs. R. BUTLER were callers in Emmetsburg last evening.
Nick MART and Eugene HARRISON drove to Spencer in their car Thursday.
Alex DICKASON and Mr. KYDD went to Des Moines on business last Wednesday.
Mr and Mrs. STEENSON attended the open ari meeting at Cylinder Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Sol DURANT of Algona are visiting relatives at Cylinder last
Mrs. T.C. THOMPSON of Minnesota visited her brother, H. OELFKE, a few days
Thomas SLATER left for Des Moines yesterday to take in the big sights during
Miss Helen and Kathleen O'BRIEN of Whittemore were Emmetsburg visitors
Mrs. MARTIN, of Brycelin, Minnesota, is visiting at the home of Mr and Mrs.
Miss Ruth PRICHARD, of Buffalo Center is a guest at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
Mr and Mrs Alex CULLEN spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs. Wm. DONAHUE of
Miss Gertrude BECKER of Waterloo, who recently visited friends in
Emmetsburg, left Tuesday evening for Spirit Lake.
Messrs. and Mesdames R. BUTLER, KIDD, G.F. HUGHES, F.H. O'HALLORAN and Alex
DICKASON picniced at Third Island Sunday.
Mr and Mrs. STUCKALAGER and two daughters of Lisbon, Iowa, were guests at
the home of Capt. and Mrs. E.B. SOPER.
Mr and Mrs. WHEELER of Brookings, South Dakota, came to attend Mrs. EDGE's
funeral. Mrs. WHEELER is a sister of Mrs. EDGE.
Mr. GRIFFITH, manager of the Washington baseball team, says he is willing to
give $100,000 for Ty COBB, the great Detroit base ball player.
Miss Louise McMAHON, of Sexton, Kossuth county, spent the first part of the
week with her cousin, Mrs. P. JENNINGS, and other local relatives.
The safe blowers are continuing their activity in various parts of Iowa.
Some of them are likely to get into trouble during the coming weeks.
We understand that Herman MARKS has rented his room on South Broadway to
some gentleman who will put in a racket store. We have not learned his name
Mrs. J.L. MAHAN and daughter of Graettinger were in Emmetsburg Monday. Mrs.
MAHAN says her brother, J.B. GRAETTINGER, likes Oregon.
Morris AYLWARD was over from Dickens the first of the week visiting his
A number of boards of health are now recommending vaccination to prevent
Miss Asa BROWN went to Dubuque Monday evening to remain for a short stay
The Goldman LEE house near Ayrshire was damaged by lightning a few nights
Mrs. Thomas HAMILTON of Sioux City has of late been visiting relatives and
friends in this locality.
The Free Press says that Grant SMITH of Ruthven has traded his R-C-H auto
for a new Auburn.
G.D. SLONIKE of Althal, South Dakota, has rented the J.P. STEBBINS farm for
the coming year.
The residence of Margaret SULLIVAN was damaged by lightning a few days ago.
Mr and Mrs. SHELLENBURG of Charles City were guests at the home of Mr and
Mrs. W.J. BROWN the first of the week.
Miss Anna HAUGER spent Sunday at her home in Estherville. She is the
stenographer in the Emmetsburg National bank.
Ed GRENERT, who lives near Cylinder, has invested in a Mighty Michigan auto.
He made the purchase from Fenton parties.
Fred ILLINGWORTH left for Galesburg, Illinois, Saturday evening to visit his
brother for a short time. He will also take in other Illinois points before
Secretary A.B. CARTER of the County Mutual Insurance company reports that
several head of live stock were killed by lightning in this county during
the late storms.
Walter ALLEN left for Ft. Dodge Monday evening to look after the interests
of the Emmetsburg Brick and Tile company. He is well pleased over his trip
to Mason City last week.
Edward CLARE arrived home from Omaha Monday evening. He will visit his
parents and other relatives for a couple of weeks. He is head clerk on one
of the leading hotels in that city.
Mrs. Dan FOGARTY and the Matt NOLAN family came over from Whittemore Tuesday
evening of last week and took the Rock Island train from Pontiac, Illinois.
We glean from the Champion.
Miss Nettie LARSON, who had been assisting in the local telephone office for
a month or more, returned to her home at Ruthven Tuesday evening of last
week. She is a capable and obliging operator.
While at Orleans last week Mr and Mrs W.J. BROWN were guests at a house
party at the summer cottage of General and Mrs. A.O. PETERSON of
Estherville. They report a delightful gathering.
W.P. McNALLY Becomes Partner of John DRUMMY
W.P. McNALLY has resigned as deputy sheriff and has become a partner of his
father-in-law, John DRUMMY, in the grocery and restaurant business. Mr.
McNALLY has been deputy sheriff for quite a number of years and has proved
himself a painstaking and conscientious officer. He is courteous and
trustworthy and has had considerable business experience. He will no doubt
succeed in his new undertaking. The Democrat wishes him success.
Report Big Gathering
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Brown arrived home from Orleans the first of the week where they had been camping for some time with the Patriarchs Militant. They report a very enjoyable outing and a large and enthusiastic meeting of the organization. There were over 250 representatives in attendance. They cam from all parts of the state. They say that the naval battle on the lake, which was one of the evening attractions, was one of the most interesting sights that they have ever beheld. General Peterson of Estherville, who had the undertaking in charge, is given great credit for the successes that crowned his efforts. Among the noted gentlemen who were present were General Master Cutting of Decorah, General Pascal and General Lambers, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Taylor and Miss Taylor, Miss Mildred Powers, Mr. and Mrs. L. Stuehmer and grandson and Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Giddings were among the others others from this locality who were in attendance. All are generous in their expressions of gratitude to Guy Burnside, the genial landlord of Hotel Orleans, who did so much to provide for the comfort and the needs of all the visitors, though many of them did not stop at his house.
To the Property Owners of Great Oak Township
You are hereby notified to cut all noxious weeds on your premises within the next ten days, or the board of trustees will have the same done and the expense charged to your property. The members of the board are liable to a $100 fine by the official authorities for neglecting to enforce the law governing this matter. Do not blame us if you have to pay costs. We must do our duty.
President of Board.
Big Loss By Lightning
A barn and hog house on the Carney farm was destroyed by lightning a few days ago. A second barn was damaged. Mr. Carney also lost 600 bushels of barley, a set of harnesses, 40 tons of hay and some livestock. The buildings were insured in the County Mutual and the personal property in a stock company. Mr. Carney's many friends will be sorry to hear of his loss.
Located Him With Blood Hounds.
J.F. Engleman, who lives near Wesley, is charged with burning four stacks of grain belonging to his neighbor, Isaac VanHovel, early Sunday morning. The officers sent to Waterloo for blood hounds and, after several tests, suspicion pointed to Engleman. He was arrested and is now in jail at Garner.
The Deputy Game Warden Capitulated.
The Free Press says that Deputy Game Warden Lewis Stanley, who had been stopping at the George Schloemer home, and Miss Anna Jones of Adel, Iowa, were married at Sacred Heart parsonage at Ruthven Saturday evening, August 9, Father Schaeffer officiating.
Farm Brings $130 Per Acre at Auction.
The Dennis Cahill estate of 280 acres of land near Fort Dodge was sold at public auction Saturday for $120 per acre. The purchaser, Hugo Hanson, sold his quarter section farm to M.L. Nilles and J.M. Mallinger for $130 per acre.
For Sale at a Bargain
480 acres of land on the same section, near Island lake postoffice, in the northern part of Chippewa county, Wisconsin, for $18 per acre. Can give terms that will be satisfactory to purchaser. Land can, without much expense, be broken up and cropped. Address me and I shall make an appointment with any one who desires to purchase.
Island Lake, Wisconsin.
A piano as good as new. Will exchange same for town property, if desired. Enquire of E. McNally.
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, Aug 27, 1913
Earl ROACH came up from Garner the last of the week to visit his parents and
Misses Hortense, Isabel and Winnifred MAYNE were at Ellsworth, Iowa last
week visiting relatives.
Mr and Mrs Charles SIEGELE arrived home from Charles City last week after an
absence of ten months.
The Daily Messenger says that Mr and Mrs Wm. WHITE of Mallard were Fort
Dodge visitors Wednesday.
Algona sent 103 passengers to the Twin Cities on the cheap excursion over
the M. & St L a week ago Saturday night.
Mr and Mrs A.W. WAGNER made an auto trip to Des Moines last week. It is
needless to say they were visiting relatives and sight seeing.
The Chronicle says that Mr and Mrs Robert BOWDEN have gone to Cherokee where
Mrs. BOWDEN will have treatment for her nervous ailment.
J.J. McEVOY of Fort Dodge visited his sister, Miss Josie of this city
Wednesday and Thursday. He travels for the International Harvester company.
The public schools of our city will open next Monday morning. Every pupil
who will attend during the coming year should be on hand promptly.
Keith EMRICH left for Iowa Falls Saturday where he joined his aunt, Miss
Ethel ROSS [May be ROSE], of Sioux City. From there they left for Denver,
Colorado, for a month's outing.
Agent SINN of Ayrshire tells the Chronicle that he is thinking seriously of
quitting railroading. He claims the hours are too long and the work too
exacting for the compensation he receives.
Frank R SHELTON is the new principal of the Mallard schools. The other
teachers are Miss Mayme NALLY, Nettie SAMMIN and Jennie AGNEW. Emmetsburg
furnishes a large number of teachers for our county.
Mr and Mrs FISK arrived home from Mason City Wednesday evening where they
had been visiting relatives. They were accompanied by Mrs. J.E. WILLIAMS,
who will spend some time with them and with other relatives at Curlew.
J.W. JACKSON received a letter from his parents last week stating that they
are well pleased with their trip through eastern Montana. Crops are fine in
that part of the state this season. Mr and Mrs JACKSON have a number of sons
living in that locality.
Mr and Mrs E.M. HUGHES of The Dallas, Oregon, intend leaving for Amery,
Wisconsin, this week. They will visit relatives at Stockton and Chicago,
Illinois, for a short time, after which they will come to Emmetsburg. They
have chosen a delightful season of the year for their long trip.
Thirty land seekers from Illinois and central Iowa were in Emmetsburg
Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. They had a number of joy rides into the
country but none of them invested. It is possible they were out for a good
time. Land men have often a difficult time determining who are really
anxious to invest and who are seeking free rides.
Mrs. James GALLEGER and Miss Edna arrived home from Pipestone, Minnesota,
Tuesday of last week after a visit of several weeks with Joe, who has been
at that place for some time.
A number of horses and cattle wre killed in Kossuth county during the
thunderstorms of last week and many hay and grain stacks were burned.
Mrs. W.E.G. SAUNDERS left Wednesday for Buffalo, New York to attend the
International Hygenic convention. Mrs. Governor CLARKE is also a delegate
from this state.
The W.A. of Trinity church will meet this afternoon at the home of Mrs. John
SCOTT, who will be assisted by Mrs. Wm. DUNIGAN and Mrs. Fred PARKS. All are
Wm. FISHER mourns the death of his sister, Mrs. A.J. BENSON, who died at
Hinkley, Minnesota, last Wednesday. He has the sympathy of his many friends
and neighbors in his sorrow.
Those who travel in autos or buggies should remember that hte new law
requires them to turn out and give half the road to parties who are behind
them and who wish to pass by and go faster.
Mr and Mrs. L.H. MAYNE were at Storm Lake Thursday and Friday attending the
summer meeting of the Upper Des Moines editorial association. From there
they went to Sioux City where they spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives.
A straw stack near the home of W.H. GAYLORD just east of this city was
destroyed by lightning last Wednesday morning. It took considerable effort
on the part of Mr. GAYLORD, his family, and neighbors to save some of the
buildings on the premises.
During the severe thunderstorm of Tuesday evening of last week, Hans SCOTT,
who lives near Ringsted, lost his barn by lightning. Two horses, five cows
and a bull were burned to death. Mr SCOTT carried some insurance. We glean
from the Dispatch.
We understand that Ernie STILLMAN has located at Clear Lake for the practice
of law. He recently graduated from the legal department of the State
University of Iowa. He is a bright persevering, deserving young man. The
Democrat wishes him success in his new field of labor.
Mr and Mrs. W.L. LINDERMAN and Miss Hazel left for Clear Lake Saturday
morning where they spent the day with friends. Sunday evening they went to
McGregor where they took a steamer for Keokuk. They are attending the
dedication of the great dam at that place. They are having a most delightful
The last of the week W.L. LINDERMAN and Harry PFIFFNER received a barrel of
water lily bulbs and seeds which they have deposited in the bottom of the
lake in the vicinity of Third Island. A number were deposited some distance
north of the island over twenty years ago by H.C. SHADBOLT. It is said that
they are still quite thrifty.
One of our exchanges says that hogs are now so high that when
they die their
obituary notices are telegraphed far and wide. A few people give more
attention to their hogs than they do their children.
We understand that L.E. RICHARDSON, who is at present living northeast of
Graettinger, has thirty acres of excellent potatoes this year. He was
recently offered $1,500 for his crop as it stands on the ground.
There was a big picnic at Clare a few days ago and Brother DALTON of the
Manson Democrat was the orator. It is needless to say that he gave a rousing
address and that he kept his listener's in the best humor.
The members of the A.O.H. gave a most delightful dancing party at the K.C.
hall Thursday evening. The Star orchestra played. Those who were in
attendance report that they had one of the most enjoyable times of the year.
J.W. COOPER, the Rock Island agent at Marble Rock, is under arrest at Mason
City on the charge of embezzlement. It is claimed that he has $800 of the
company's money. Elmer STEIL of this city has for some time been assistant
in the office at Marble Rock.
Eugene MULRONEY and P.F. CONLON have opened a real estate office in the
first building east of McCARTY & McCARTY's law office. They have already
made a number of purchases and sales. Both are shrewd, energetic, deserving
gentlemen. The Democrat hope they will make a barrel of money out of their
The daily newspapers report that thousands of fragments of the meteor that
passed over northern Iowa a short time ago were recently found in a field
near Albert Lea, Minnesota. They are from one-half to six inches long and
are scattered through the field for a distance of a mile or more. The
material is rock and is very dark in color.
J.B. JOLLIFFE recently sold his fine quarter section farm southeast of
Mallard to T.R. WILSON, the butter maker at the Mallard creamery. The
consideration was $125 per acre. Mr. JOLLIFFE owns another quarter section
adjoining the place. He will erect a set of buildings on it during the fall.
He is one of the older settlers of that locality.
The Rolfe Arrow says: "Mr. and Mrs. A.H. COOK and son of Down City and Mr
and Mrs Earl GREENE and two sons of Vail visited at the C.A. GREENE home
from Friday until Monday. They are making the trip by auto and went from
here to Emmetsburg to visit at the E.E. GREENE home. Mrs. COOK is a sister
of the GREENE boys and Mr. GREEN is a brother."
The West Bend Journal says that Father DOBBERSTEIN sold two cubs a few days
ago to a gentleman at Story City for $90.
Mrs. W.R. SCHIRMER returned to her home at Spencer Wednesday evening after a
pleasant visit with Emmetsburg relatives.
The Independent says that Paul BLEY of Rush Lake township has gone to Big
Sandy, Montana, to visit with his son, P.F. BLEY.
Rolland KING arrived home from Atlantic, Iowa, last week after an absence of
some time. His family still lives at that place.
John GALLEGER came over from Mason City last week to be present at the
marriage of his sister, Miss Mary GALLEGER, Wednesday morning.
Miss Lizzie McNALLY went to Garner Wednesday to visit her brother Ray. She
was accompanied by her cousin, Miss HERRINGTON, who had been visiting her
for some time.
Mrs. O.P. DOYLE and family went to St. Paul Saturday morning to spend a
couple of days with relatives. They made their trip in their Mighty
Michigan. They must have had a most delightful ride.
Thomas GALLEGER came down from Lake Park Tuesday evening of last week to
attend the marriage of his sister. He has a position in the Rock Island
depot at Lake Park. He has been in the employ of the company since last fall
and enjoys railroad work.
Mr and Mrs Peter PETERS of Lyon county own 400 acres of land worth $66,500.
Mr PETERS has nine sons and daughters and Mrs. PETERS has ten. Still, they
are not happy. Mrs. PETERS asked for a divorce, a division of the property
and $20,000 in cash. They were married six years ago.
At the summer meeting of the Upper Des Moines Editorial association, held at
Storm Lake Thursday and Friday, L.E.BLADINE of the Cedar Falls Record was
chosen president, J.E. CHRYSLER of the Odebolt Chronicle vice president and
Al ADAMS of the Humboldt Independent secretary and treasurer. The winter
meeting of the organization will be held at Manson.
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Iowa Old Press
Palo Alto County