October 31, 1883
THE NEWS DOWN AT KINGSLEY
Clipped From Brandon’s Paper
Wm. Lafferty is suffering from a dislocation of the shoulder joint.
Charley Sperling let a 2x6 fall upon his face a few days ago and broke a
bone of the nose.
Albert Brandon, of LeMars, has sold his residence at that place and will
move to Kingsley.
John Herren, president of the Kingsley Bank, went out to Nebraska last week
to look for land.
Miss Maggie Brandon, of LeMars, is visiting in Dubuque, and will probably
remain for the winter.
Frank Guernsey, the county surveyor elect, was in town last Saturday and did
some surveying near town.
James Dolen fell with a piece of timber and his wrist struck an upturned
chisel, which resulted in a severe cut, severing the arteries.
Squatters’ Union of Northwestern Iowa will hold their regular meeting at
Quorn, Nov. 3d, 1883, at one o’clock p. m. ~J. A. Dewey, president.
For the reason that the road has not yet been turned over to the company,
considerable freight business is done between this place and LeMars.
Wm. Jakemier, of LeMars, has leased the building recently put up by Mr.
Wagner, and will soon engage in the bakery and restaurant business.
George Handy, F. L. Martland, C. Tyler, Pat Hopkins, Allen McDonald, Peter
McLain and J. Swomley, of LeMars, have been taking in the sights at
Mr. Harry Strief having closed out his interest in the Times, all moneys due
the office are payable to C. Brandon & Co., and all bills against the
Kingsley Times will be paid by them.
NEWS ON THE WESTERN BORDER.
Taken from the Akron Delta.
Mr. Robert Lee left on Thursday for Miles City, Montana. May he have a
pleasant trip and strike a bonanza.
Mr. George Cox, who lives about two miles northwest of town, raised 265
bushels of No. 1 potatoes on nine-tenths of an acre of ground. They were of
the Early Rose variety.
Mr. Al Richards, Mr. Bedall and Harry VanSickle, of LeMars, passed through
town one day last week on their way to Vermillion, where they said they were
going to murder some geese and ducks.
Charles Pickney and wife, of Portlandville, spent Friday in the city, the
guests of J. M. Pickney. ~Sioux City Journal. It makes us feel tired all
over to see the Journal, the best newspaper in the state, calling our town
Portlandville, when that hasn’t been its name for over a year. Please call
it Akron hereafter.
If all reports that come to us are true, the Tower City railroad will have
more heads at its southern end than the metaphorical snake in the patent
medicine advertisements. It will strike nearly every town within a hundred
miles of Sioux City. What a superb railway system we will have within the
next eight months.
On Wednesday last Messrs. Warren Gilbert, Dick Hines and Harry VanSickle, of
LeMars, stopped at this place for a short time. They were on their way to
the wilds of Dakota on a grand hunt. Mr. Gilbert informed us that they
intended to go about three hundred miles in a northwesterly direction.
On last Sunday morning Mr. S. G. Baker and every member of his family arose
with fearful headaches and soon after were taken deathly sick, accompanied
with vomiting which lasted for some time. No reason could be given for this
general attack, unless it may have been caused by escaping gas from the
anthracite coal stove. This seems the most plausible theory, as a piece of
the isinglass had been broken out.
A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
Mr. Isaac Johnson, the well-known farmer just north of the city, was the
victim of a runaway Friday afternoon. He was returning from a field in which
he had been at work with a gang plow, to which he had three horses attached.
In coming down a hill, the horses became frightened and dashed off at a
speed beyond his ability to control, the animals being large and powerful.
The plow striking a post, he was thrown from his seat to the ground, and
being tangled up in the reins was dragged some distance, receiving bruises
and it is feared internal injuries, the wonder being that he was not killed
outright. Freed from a guiding hand, the horses in the mad run dashed
through two wire fences, taking the plow with the, a moment later striking a
pump pulling the entire stock out of the well, and were finally halted by
coming in contact with a post which refused to yield to the shock and strain
imposed by the terrible blow given by the plow. The horses received no
serious injury by the sudden stoppage, their only hurts having come from the
barbs which tore their flesh in many places. As stated, Mr. Johnson seemed
to be suffering from internal injuries, which, however, we trust is not the
case. We hope to hear of his speedy recovery.