November 16, 1882
DUNCAN—Thursday morning, Nov. 9, Geo. A. Duncan, of the Duncan House,
LeMars, of Peri-Typhlitis, aged 28 years.
WERNLI—Friday, Nov. 10, Eddie, son of Prof. J. Wernli, aged 9 years. The
circumstances to this child’s death are peculiarly painful. He was ill of
malarial fever, and for some time had needed and received unremitting
attention. On Friday morning about two o’clock, being very restless, his
grandmother who had scarcely left his bed side for several nights, poured a
teaspoonful of what she supposed was a gentle opiate, but what was really
carbolic acid, and administered it to him. The effect can easily be
imagined. After much suffering, the child died about 11 o’clock in the
forenoon. The agony of the loving grandmother can only be imagined. The
family has the heartfelt sympathy of the community.
REA—Mrs. A. E. Rea, wife of a farmer two miles north of James Station, died
on Sunday. Funeral today.—Sioux City Journal, Nov. 14.
If ever there was a patient, noble, Christian woman, it was Mrs. Rea. She
with her husband settled in the Floyd Valley some twenty-five years ago.
She was the mother of fourteen children, most if not all of whom, are still
alive. For many years she has been unable to go about, yet she suffered
uncomplainingly, and superintended her large family. She was a devoted and
devout Christian. Peace to her ashes.
November 23, 1882
Geo. E. Pew went up to Sibley today.
Dave Young left on Tuesday for Scotland, where he will spend the winter.
Delano T. Smith of Marshalltown is here looking after his wild and improved
Wm. P. Hunt, the overworked agent and telegraph operator, is to have an
assistant. He needs one.
Wm. Young, of the firm of Wilde & Young, returned on Saturday from a three
months visit to Scotland.
John Hart, head clerk of Van Pelt’s store has gone east to purchase more
goods for this new and already popular store.
Dr. E.F. Miller of Quorn had business with the Clerk of Courts on Monday,
which may give him business the balance of his life.
J. C. Morris and wife, Auditor Duus, A.B. Steiner and other Chicago
excursionists have returned from their visit to the Garden City.
Phil McManus after arranging his business here will leave for Dubuque,
whence he and his family will proceed to Florida to spend the winter.
On Sunday afternoon G. B. Van Pelt of the Palace Dry Goods Store started for
Milwaukee to bring his wife and child to their new home in LeMars. They
will stay at the Richards House.
G. Gilbert, one of the leading grain merchants of LeMars, was the guest of
J. E. Nash last Thursday evening. Mr. Gilbert was lookkng over our city
with the idea of erecting a large elevator at lower Calliope.~Commercial.
Ed. Warren, who has acted as freight agent here for several years for the
I.C.R.R., has gone to Worthington to a more lucrative position with another
company. Ed is popular here with all classes who see him leave with regret.
His father, Dr. W., will soon follow.
W. W. Soper and family; F. D. Carrier and H. Thomas left this place on
Monday for Los Angeles, California, with a view of locating there, if they
are suited with the country. We are sorry to lose the, but wish them a
pleasant trip, and hope they may conclude that they cannot do better than to
come back and settle in the Big Sioux Valley, which we believe will be the
Butter and eggs are very scarce here and bring fancy prices.
Our school board have fitted up the school house here with a nobby hard coal
Those nobby hats and caps just received at T. J. Reeves are the style and
are going like hot cakes.
Dr. Wilson and family have moved to Edgerton, Min., and the doctor is
practicing medicine there.
I. S. Small and family of Alton are visiting here a few days with relatives.
Mr. S. is engaged in the restaurant business at Alton.
Miles Kennedy of Marshall county arrived with his family and effects last
week and will go to work on his farm adjoining town at once.
Rev. Edgar, Arthur Reeves and Mrs. John Reeves are still on the sick list
and recovering slowly. Dr. Prosser, of LeMars, is attending all three.
Business the past week was unusually lively, trade being large in all
branches. Grain came in quite freely and prices ruled better than those
John Trigg, who started over the Chicago excursion train over the Illinois
Central last week, met with an accident on the road dislocating a bone in
his foot, on account of this he went no farther than Aurora, Ill., where his
parents reside and returned home Saturday making his excursion trip very
short. John says he saw but very little good corn east of Cherokee and but
very few hogs and thinks we have the boss county. He says his old home town
of Aurora has taken in great improvements in the shape of electric light,
street cars, etc., so that he hardly knew the place. He speaks in glowing
terms of the good time on the excursion train and especially of the kindness
of excursion agent Merril in making everything pleasant for the boys.
MILLER-JORDAN—Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Nov. 15th, by
Rev. F. W. Alnutt, Dr. E. F. Miller and Miss Ella Jordan, all of Quorn.
The wedding is recorded in the foregoing as the social event of the season.
The high standing of the parties in this community naturally made it a
prominent subject of gossip, and the wedding was anticipated with interest.
The groom, Dr. Miller, has been here since Quorn has had a name, and is both
well known and popular. The bride is a highly accomplished young lady, the
daughter of H. B. Jordan, Esq., one of the foremost farmers in this region.
One the eventful eve, about thirty couples were present and a right royal
time they had. The banquet that followed the interesting ceremony, was
worthy of the occasion, and the evening was spent in a joyous manner. The
happy couple have gone on a bridal tour to St. Louis, which will include a
visit to the groom’s parents.
B.C. Hamilton has started a new drug store. He is a capital fellow,
understands his business, and opens up with a fine stock of goods.
The land boom continues, and is helped along by the enterprise of F. W.
Davis, Close & Co’s agent, who has lately sold considerable land in Plymouth
and Woodbury counties, at from $18 to $20 an acre.
G. M. Stire is happy as can be—it is a daughter this time.
Hudson Mickley, the popular representative of the Paullin Bros., has been
removed to Paullina, where it is supposed there will be a wider scope for
his fine executive talents.
Strohm & Carlin, the big dry goods firm here, are well liked, and are
consequently doing a rattling business.