Iowa Old Press
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
1 Oct 1913
T.J. HOOD was up from Ellington township Monday. He moved to that locality
from Clare a couple of years ago. Last year he erected a new set of
buildings. This fall he is putting up a fine corn crib.
David A McCONNELL, who lives near Osgood, will have a sale Tuesday, October
14. His quarter page ad will appear in next week's Democrat. Mr. McCONNELL
has rented his plow land and will take life easy.
Last Friday while out with their wheels tow of Mr. REIHSEN's sons had a
collision. Gerald was thrown to the ground and had one of his legs broken.
His many young friends will regret to learn of his misfortune.
Dr. Robert JOYNT of LeMars spent Sunday with his parents in Emmetsburg
township. He had his eye on a piece of real estate in this locality. He says
that average farm lands in the vicinity of LeMars are selling for $175 to
$275 per acre. He thinks there is good money in Palo Alto lands at the
Messrs. SAUNDERS and SOPER have a machine on their big tract of land near
Britt that lays a mile of tile every day. They have a large traction plowing
outfit and it turns over the land as soon as it is tiled. They are making a
very fine showing in that locality. They are also making fully as
substantial and as expensive improvements on their large farm near Thompson
in Winnebago county.
James PENDER of Waterloo is visiting relatives in this city. The saloons
were closed at that place some time ago. However, there is an abundance of
the exhilirating beverage at Waverly, Denver, and neighboring places and
hundreds go away on trains and interurban lines every day and bring home
well filled suit cases. The merchants of Denver, which is but a short
distance from Waterloo, are enjoying as large a patronage as the saloons in
Frank MORRIS, who resides southwest of this city, has rented the Michael
FLEMING farm in Highland township. Edward BRADLEY, who lives on the place,
has rented a farm in Walnut township.
James GEELAN of Silver Lake township was in Emmetsburg Friday. He reports
the sale of the Tory KNUDTSON 200 acre farm north of this place for $100 per
acre. It is situated a short distance from Ruthven.
Monday a sister of C.S. and E.S. GEORGE of Graettinger bought a half section
farm six miles northeast of that place. She paid $90 per acre for it. We
have not learned the name of the man who owned the farm.
M.L. BROWN was at Des Moines several days during the past week. He reports
that the financial situation is considered by the bankers of that city to be
much more satisfactory than it was during the summer months.
Mrs. M.R. BRADLEY and Miss Josie McEVOY arrived home from Muscatine county
Saturday morning. They had been attending the marriage of their brother,
E.J. McEVOY, and remained for a few days to visit their new relatives.
Robert KETCHEN of this city hands us a smal box of heather selected from a
quantity that was picked on the hills of Peebleshire, Scotland. He will be
glad to give a sprig of it to any Scotchman who may desire it. The sample
received by us is covered with small purple bulbs resembling blossoms. It is
dry and hard.
Mrs. Wm. SHEA left last evening for Deer Lodge, Montana, where she will make
her future home with her sons Leo and Joe, who live at that place. They
recently built a fine new house and it seems that good looking housekeepers
are very scarce in Montana. T.F. also resides at Deer Lodge. The many
friends of Mrs. SHEA in this locality will regret to learn of her departure.
All will, we are confident, join the Democrat in wishing her health and
happiness in her western home.
Miss Belle McBRIDE left Tuesday morning for Rochester, Minnesota, to consult
Drs. MAYO regarding the condition of her health. She was accompanied by her
sister, Mrs. George STEIL.
Elmer E. HINSHAW, the state game warden, has received his new 40,000
capacity fish car and leaves this week for Sabula, St. Louis, and other
points to fill it. He will be busy during the present month distributing
bass, croppy and other fish in the lakes and rivers of our state.
Mrs. George WILLIAMS returned to Cedar Rapids yesterday after a pleasant
visit with her parents and numerous local friends. She was accompanied as
far as Livermore by her mother, Mrs. P.H. STEDMAN. The latter went to Fort
Dodge to visit her son, Sim STEDMAN, and family for a short time.
We notice that Governor CLARKE has appointed Emory ENGLISH of Valley
Junction as his private secretary. Mr. ENGLISH has been engaged in newspaper
work for many years and has served several terms in the legislature from
Polk County. He was in business at Mason City for some time. He is bright
and clever and is a good republican.
The state railway commissioners will inspect the Great Western and the M. &
St. L. depots at Mason City. Complaint is made that they are not much better
than cattle barns. While out on the trip the commissioners should be asked
to come to Emmetsburg and examine the Rock Island depot. The waiting room is
not large enough for a town the size of Osgood.
Mr. and Mrs. J.J. DOOLEY intend moving to Algona in about three weeks. Mrs.
DOOLEY's mother has a fine home at that place and she is alone. As Mr. and
Mrs. DOOLEY's family are small, she insists that they must come to live with
her. Mr. and Mrs. DOOLEY have made many warm friends since coming to
Emmetsburg and all will regret to hear of their contemplated departure.
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, Oct 15, 1913
W.J. ALLEN of Laurens was in Emmetsburg Wednesday.
Mrs. GILBERTSON and Mrs. MILLER were Whittemore visitors a few days ago.
Miss Agnes KINSLEY left for Mason City Tuesday evening of last week to visit
relatives for a few days.
Mrs. John KOCH was a guest, during the past week, at the home of her son,
Frank KOCH, of this place.
Robert KINSLEY has been on the sick list during the past two weeks. He is
suffering from an ulcerated stomach.
C.L. McFARLAND was over from Algona a few evenings ago looking after his
business interests in this locality.
Dr. Robert JOYNT of LeMars has bought the Marnius ANDERSON eight acre farm
in Emmetsburg township. He paid $97 per acre for it.
Mr. nad Mrs. Richard KENNETHS were the guests of Whittemore relatives a
couple of days last week. While there they attended the wedding of a friend.
J.H. MILLEA has bought Mrs. C.E. COHOON's 140 acre farm southeast of town.
It is well located but there are no buildings on it and it is not titled.
The consideration was $95 per acre.
A few days ago James HAND sold C.J. BERGER some of the finest Wolf River
apples that we have seen for some time. Mr. HAND raised several hundred
bushels of them this year but could not find a ready market for them.
G.O. BROADWELL was up from Ellington township Friday. He called to subscribe
for the Democrat. He considers it one of the best county newspapers in Iowa.
He has rented the Frank ANSINGER farm for the coming year. His brother,
Ernest BROADWELL, will move onto the Mrs. WENNING farm in the same township.
Mr and Mrs. James GOWANS were at Armstrong the last of the week attending
the funeral of Miss Nellie DOUGHTY, whose death was mentioned in last week's
Attorney George HEALD of Spencer attended court in this city last week.
A.I. LANDS and O.M. OLSON returned to Graettinger Thursday evening.
B.E. JACOBSON of Independence township is putting up a new residence.
Mrs. Mary MULRONEY has purchased her daughters an expensive new piano.
Mrs. Peter HENDERSON enjoyed a visit last week from her friend, Mrs. LARSON
Dr. O'BRIEN was called to Ruthven last week to see Mrs. M.M. MAHER, who was
Atrorney MILES of Livermore had business in court in this city several days
during the past week.
Miss Louise JOHNSON enjoyed a visit last week from her sister, Mrs. Belle
GULLIXSON, who lives at Bode.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. MIDDLETON have been visiting friends at Merriam,
Nebraska, during the past week.
Mrs. CAMPBELL of Calmar, Iowa, is visiting her parents, Major and Mrs.
SMITH, and other local relatives.
Mr and Mrs W.B. YOUNG went to Sioux City Saturday for an over Sunday visit
with their son William.
Mrs. McCREARY of Maltas, Montana, spent last week visiting at the home of
Mayor and Mrs. BICKFORD of this city.
Dr. Thorval REISUM of Spokane, Washington, visited his sister, Miss Louise
JOHNSON, of this place last Wednesday.
Mrs. Joseph CLENNON and little baby of West Bend came to Emmetsburg Thursday
for a visit with local relatives.
Mrs. Geo B McCARTY has resigned as a member of the library board. her son,
D.G. McCARTHY, has been appointed to succeed her.
Mayor S.D. BICKFORD visited several points in Illinois last week looking
after real estate business.
Mr. GILCHRIST of this city enjoyed a visit from his father and brother last
week. They left for Oelwein Wednesday.
Father CARROLL came over from Ayrshire Sunday and took the south bound Rock
Island passenger for Chicago in the evening.
Mrs. S. SALVEN was a passenger to Ottawa, Illinois, Tuesday evening of last
week. She has relatives living in that locality.
Wm. E.G. SAUNDERS intends leaving for California today where important
business interests will detain him for several weeks.
Mrs. J.D. McCARTY accompanied her daughter, Mrs. O.O. WILLIAMS, Jr. as far
as Estherville Thursday morning. Mrs. WILLIAMS was on her way to
Mr and Mrs. John METZ, who had been visiting the former's parents in this
city for a few days, left Thursday for Des Moines to remain for a few days
at the home of Mr METZ's sister, Mrs. Bert FLORA
Mrs. O.O. WILLIAMS, Jr. and two little children left for Minneapolis
Thursday where she will make her future home. Mr. WILLIAMS went to that
place a couple of weeks ago. He has secured a good position in a printing
Brother COOKINHAM of the Chronicle was over from Ayrshire Monday afternoon.
This was his first visit to Emmetsburg since his return home from the Des
Moines hospital. He lost ten or twelve pounds while absent but he has again
regained his flesh. He look hearty and says he never felt better.
P.W. MADDEN, who was sheriff of Clay county for many years, nad who
subsequently served as warden of the penitentiary at Anamosa, died in
British Columbia a few days ago. His remains were brought to Spencer for
interment. Mr. MADDEN will doubtless be well remembered by many of the older
residents of our county.
John DOOLEY has secured the contract for connecting the Milwaukee depot with
the sewerage system. A lateral 500 feet long will be put in. Mr. DOOLEY used
a railroad plow in loosening up the hard ground on the street running south
from the depot. He attached Frank KNEER's traction engine to the plow and
used three men to keep it in the ground. It was an interesting sight to see
it in operation. It saved a great many hours' hard work with picks.
Mrs. Anna SPOHN and Miss Emma JOHNSON are at Ft. Dodge this week attending
the state convention of the Daughters of Pocahontas.
M.F. KERWICK is having a special sale and demonstration of Majestic Ranges
Ed MURRAY was at Ft. Dodge the first of the week attending the state
convention of the Red Men. It was a large successful gathering.
W.E.G. SAUNDERS, W.H. VAUGHN and W.L. LINDERMAN went to Spirit Lake Thursday
evening to see E.C. HINSHAW, the state game warden.
J.H. KNOBLAUCH has a large advertisement in this week's Democrat calling
attention to his showing of up-to-date styles in ladies' wearing apparel.
Mrs. Roy BROWN, accompanied by her little child, returned to Estherville
Monday afternoon after a pleasant visit with her parents in this city.
Charles E. WOOD, who lives five miles southwest of Ayrshire, will have a big
public sale Friday, October 17.
Monday evening a large number of our citizens drove out to the home of Mr
and Mrs. Ralph PARNHAM and surprised them. All who attended report a most
Filo POARCH was over from Algona Saturday. Our reporter secured a few notes
about his trip to Europe. We shall refer to them in our next issue. We have
been too busy to do so this week.
Cornelius NOLAN of Ruthven spent Saturday with relatives and friends in this
city. While here he attended the K. of C. exercises.
James CONWAY was down from Emmet county Saturday. We understand that he is
working a very large farm and that he has raised a splendid crop.
Lewis PRESCOTT of Mason City has been sentenced to the penitentiary for five
years for shooting and killing his divorced wife some time ago. He plead
Robert McNALLY arrived home from Parkston, South Dakota, Tuesday morning. He
had been in the employ of a company engaged in the erection of a new
Sunday morning a few children who were playing in F.E. HAND's barn in this
city set fire to some hay that was in the manger. The timely arrival of a
few neighbors saved the building.
Miss Pearle RICHARDSON was the guest of honor at a dinner party given by
Mrs. J.W. STALEY of Algona Saturday evening. Covers were laid for fourteen.
Miss Mildred DAILEY of this place was also among those present.
We understand that George SMITH of Vernon township had 160 acres of choice
corn this season. He is one of the most successful corn growers in our
county. His crop ought to swell his bank account to great proportions.
J.G. DUTTON, a Nevada, Iowa, banker, was looking after business interests in
Emmetsburg the first of the week. He owns 1200 acres of land southeast of
this place. He bought considerable of it a number of years ago. He has great
confidence in the future of this county.
Daniel SHERLOCK has rented his half section farm near Ayrshire to Owen KELLY
and sons. He intends becoming a resident of Emmetsburg early in December.
Mr. and Mrs. SHERLOCK have well earned the rest they propose to enjoy. The
people of Emmetsburg will be glad to welcome them as residents.
Tuesday morning while cutting down the grade in front of the Waverly hotel,
Matt NEARY found an excellent gold ring. It was about a foot below the
surface of the ground. The name of Harry McCULLOUGH, who was landlord of the
Waverly eighteen or twenty years ago, is neatly engraved on the inside. Mr.
McCULLOUGH died a number of years ago.
E. BURT went to Oskaloosa Wednesday to attend a session of the Grand Chapter
of the Masonic order. He was a delegate from the local lodge.
Mrs. C.D. STICKNEY went to Humboldt Wednesday to attend a convention of the
W.R.C. She represented the local branch of the organization.
Rev. J.E. BRERTON was at Kansas City several days during the past week
attending a large gathering of Congregational pastors. He represented this
section of the state as a delegate.
A new boy is reported at the home of Mr and Mrs. George FREEMAN. It is
needless to say that the father is as proud as the mother is happy. Their
many friends extend congratulations.
D.M. WILCOX reports that his daughter, Miss Alice WILCOX, of Denver,
Colorado, underwent an operation for appendicitis last Wednesday. We are
pleased to report that she is getting along nicely.
Dr. JOHNSON, the M.E. pastor at Sioux City, has been transferred to Storm
Lake. He asked for a year's leave of absence so that he could take up a line
of studies at Oxford university but the conference denied his request. He
will be succeeded by Rev. HUTCHINSON of Britt.
Mrs. Amos IVINS, who recently visited her daugher, Mrs. Raymond TRAVERS, of
Pine county, Minnesota, reports that crops were good in that locality this
H.W. BEEBE was on the sick list the last of the week.
Rier HALVORSEN of Ruthven was greeting Emmetsburg friends Wednesday.
Rev. WESTLAKE of Sheldon and Rev. J.E. BRERTON of this city exchanged
pulpits last Sunday.
Harold BRERTON returned to Chicago last week to continue his studies in Rush
Mrs. E.A. MORLING and daughter, Miss Ruth, were passengers to Des Moines
Miss Ella MAHER of Ruthven visited her grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Myles
McNALLY of this place last week.
Mrs. H.W. BEEBE left for Hutchinson, Kansas, Monday morning to attend that
national P.E. O. Convention. She was a delegate from this district.
A new kind of starch which promises to become very useful is being turned
out in large quantities by a certain house. Shirts and other kinds of linen
on which it is used and which are ironed at low temperature will not crack.
Mrs. H. HULETT entertained the Ladies' Aid society of Osgood at her home in
this city last Wednesday. There were many in attendance and a most
delightful afternoon was enjoyed. The ladies came down on the forenoon train
and returned home in the evening.
Held Annual Meeting.
At the annual election of the Knights of Columbus, held Thursday evening, L.
REIHSEN was elected grand knight, E.J. HIGGINS deputy grand knight, W.F.
EAGAN recording secretary, P.H. DONLON financial secretary, Joseph MULRONEY
treasurer, Peter HOELZNER chancellor, Dr. HENNESSY advocate, J.P. DOWNS and
Joseph MARTINI trustees, Peter McMAHON inside sentinel and M.F. BRENNAN
Have Bought in Minnesota
T.J. MILLER bought a quarter section farm adjoining the village of St.
Thomas, Minnesota. It is situated six or seven miles from LeSueur. He paid
$90 per acre for it. The surrounding country is very prosperous. Mr. and
Mrs. MILLER will move onto the place next March, having sold their farm in
Great Oak township some time ago.
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, Oct 15, 1913
The stock merchandise at Ayrshire, formerly the property of J.T. MAGUIRE is
being closed out. The manager, John R. BOWEN, has a full page advertisement
in this week's Democrat.
There will be a basket sociable in the J.C. BRENNAN district in Emmetsburg
township next Friday evening. All are invited to come and bring well filled
baskets. Miss Josephine MORRISSEY is the teacher.
Matt DONOVAN returned from St. Paul the last of the week. He had been
finishing a commercial course in one of the colleges of that city. He is now
in the employ of the Western Union Telegraph company.
M.O. GRODLAND, Graettinger's popular auctioneer, was in Emmetsburg Monday.
He came to attend the Parnham sale. Mr. GRODLAND had 67 sales last year. He
has an ad elsewhere in this week's issue.
Henry, son of Patrick SHERLOCK, of Emmetsburg township, is now instructor in
telegraphy in Boyle's Business College at Omaha, which he attended some time
ago. His many local friends will be glad to learn of his success. He is a
steady, deserving young man.
The Ruthven Free Press says that Miss Margaret GRADY of Wagoner, Oklahoma
and Jim and Will GRADY of Grand Island, Nebraska, arrived in this city on
Wednesday of last week to visit their parents and attend the wedding of
their brother Leo to Miss Katherine FOLEY.
SPENCER BOY KILLED SUNDAY
Ernest SEATON, the seven year old son of James SEATON, a Spencer real estate
man, was killed at Sioux Rapids Sunday by an automobile driven by Dr. F.E.
ANDERSON, a Sioux Rapids dentist. Mr and Mrs SEATON and family were driving
from Spencer to Sioux Rapids and when within a short distance of town they
met a number of friends riding in two other cars. The parties were visiting
along the roadside when the Dr. ANDERSON auto approached. The little boy
unexpectedly started across the road when the car passed over him injuring
his head and shoulders so badly that he died soon after.
LITTLE CHILD DROWNED
The little two-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward BOERKNER, who live
eight miles northwest of Ruthven, fell into a barrel of water Saturday
morning and was drowned. The funeral was held Monday. Services were
conducted in the Lutheran church at Ruthven. The burial was in the cemetery
at that place. Mr and Mrs. BOERKNER lived on one of Mr. SAUNDERS' farms
northeast of this city three years ago. Their many local friends will regret
to learn of the sad affair.
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