The Daily Sentinel
Saturday, January 5, 1884
Maj. LaRue is suffering from a very sore throat.
Mass will be celebrated at St. James church to-morrow at 9 and 10:30 a.m.
Services will be held at the different churches tomorrow at the usual hours.
Treasurer McClintock is more comfortable today but still suffers great pain
through his lungs.
General freight and stock cars are off the track at Pomeroy, and trains are
considerably delayed by consequence.
Very few people from the country were in town today, and trade was very slow
indeed for Saturday. Cause: Terribly cold weather.
The streets of the city were almost entirely deserted last evening, few
caring to leave their firesides and brave the biting cold outside.
“Lafe” Redmond, one of our best and most popular barbers, has taken a
position in Miller’s barber shop, corner of Main and Sixth streets.
There are two or three cases of scarlet fever in the city, but none of a
serious nature, and those who have the fever are convalescing.
The new Iowa capitol to be formerly dedicated on Monday, January 17, at
which time Hon. John A. Kasson will deliver the address.
Now is the time to get bargains at C. J. Corkery’s closing-out sale of toys
and fancy goods for the next sixty days. Next door to Diehl’s drug store.
Rev. Sanderson, pastor of the Methodist church, will preach in Pew’s hall
tomorrow morning and evening. Sabbath school will be held in the same place
in the afternoon.
There is no indication of any break in the monotony which has so long ruled
supreme at the police courts, all of which is very flattering to our
reputation as one of the most moral cities in northwestern Iowa.
The gas company experience great difficulty in getting sufficient water to
purify the gas, and we are also greatly bothered with the injector on their
boiler. Both of these difficulties will be overcome the first of the week,
after which no further difficulty is anticipated.
The west-bound Central train which should have arrived here last evening was
suspended east of Fort Dodge, and the train due this morning is about ten
______ late. Last night’s south-bound ______ haul train was about six hours
late, the delay in both instances being occasioned by drifting snow and the
extremely cold weather.
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Sioux City Journal, 4th: LeMars, the capital of Plymouth county, is one of
our most progressive and thrifty of our northwestern Iowa towns. Every
visitor there in recent months has been struck by the evidences of its
substantial growth. The city is now lighted by gas, good substantial stone
gutters and crosswalks have been put down on the principal streets, it has a
convenient and pleasant opera house, a splendid new school house has just
been completed, and numerous other substantial public improvements have been
made. The young city is being supplied, as its citizens prosper, with some
of the most attractive homes to be found in the state, and the visitor will
notice the ambition in this direction. And yet LeMars has only entered upon
its ‘teens, many people in Sioux City remembering well when the site of
LeMars was undisturbed prairie. The Sentinel has tabulated the improvements
made during the past year, and its summary shows a total expenditure of
$404,275, of which amount $22,552 was expended by the corporation for
grading, new sidewalks, guttering, etc. This is a most flattering showing,
and indicates a large increase in business and population.
LeMars Daily Sentinel
January 7, 1884
At the residence of the groom’s mother, in Plymouth township, Thursday,
January 3, 1884, by Rev. J. H. Pippert, Mr. B. F. Zimmerman and Miss Mary D.
The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of the more intimate friends of
the bride and groom, and at its conclusion the happy couple were the
recipients of hearty congratulations and good wishes. The company was then
invited to partake of a splendid supper, consisting of all the delicacies as
well as many of the substantials of the season.
The bride is a young lady of rare refinement, whose many graces of mind and
person have won for her a host of friends and admirers.
The groom is one of Plymouth county’s most prominent young men, whose many
good qualities have won for him the confidence and esteem of all.
The following were among the presents:
~Oil painting, from Henry Nigg
~Two picture frames, Misses Lydia and Mollie Duerr
~Glass set, J. Schneider and wife
~Oil painting, Mr. and Mrs. J. Schindel
~Set of vases, Wm. Laux
~Set of silver spoons, Miss Bertha Brehne
~Two mustache cups, Geo. Scapler
~Silver butter knife, Miss Sarah Hamm
~Set of napkins and table cloth, Miss Lizzie and Minnie Kluckhohn
~Silver caster, J. H. Brehm
~Bed spread, Mrs. Emmert
~Bed spread, Mr. Geo. Hamm
~Sofa, Jacob Merriman
~Set of dessert dishes, Messrs. Henry and Charlie Schneider
~Set of China dishes, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Zimmerman
~Walnut bed-stead, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Zimmerman
~Half dozen chairs, Miss Lillie and Cordia Koenig
~Twenty dollars in cash, from different parties.
HINTON, January 5, 1884
Matters Personal and Impersonal from the Young Metropolis in the South Part
of the County.
The postoffice question agitates the minds of the people here and the
general desire is democratic in its tendency, to-wit: they want a change.
Kingsley is thoroughly republican “and don’t you forget it.”
The telegraph is in working order and the gentlemanly agent is receiving
plenty of freight and shipping out a great deal of grain and stock.
M. L. Marshall and L. V. Cassady were up to LeMars last week to pay their
respects to the Hon. I. S. Struble.
The saloon men generally appear incorporative, a few of them take a business
like view of the matter.
It is probably that Kingsley will have a roller skating rink. Men of capital
have the matter in hand.
The new hotel will soon be open and first class accommodation will be
furnished at $2.00 per day.
The notorious and celebrated Okolona States man, Will II Kernan, is rounding
up things in Kingsley. His health has been bad during his stay here.
Which are Thrown out for the Contemplation of Sentinel Readers by our
Business is good. Our town was crowded with teams Saturday, and Messrs.
Davis & Sheelz had three hands packing goods.
Mr. Phillip Held has built an addition to his barn and is improving his
buildings all around.
In spite of the cold weather, a merry party assembled at C. Bennett’s New
Years night to trip the light fantastic. The music was furnished by Lyon &
Nesbit, assisted by Miss Minnie Beck at the organ. At 12 o’clock the company
sat down to a magnificent repast consisting of all the delicacies, cakes,
pies and many other good things. The party broke up about four o’clock in
the morning, and the thanks of all the participants are due Mr. Bennett and
his charming family for a pleasant evening.
Mr. William Koenig, of Plymouth township smiles. It’s a girl.
Our markets are somewhat lower than usual. We quote hogs, $4.75 per 100
pounds; corn, 25 cents per bushel; Oats, 25 cents; butter 25 cents per
HINTON, Jan. 7, 1884
The event of the season will be the grand masquerade party at the Court
street rink Friday evening. Admission twenty-five cents.
Jerome Rose, late editor of the Cherokee Courier, passed through the city on
this morning’s Central train en route to Sioux City.
Go to the grand masque carnival at the Court street rink next Friday
evening. Admittance only twenty-five cents.
The sleighing is excellent in town, and the country equally as good.
A WORD FROM MERRILL.
MERRILL, January 4, 1884.
We are sorry to learn that the Misses Leons, who have been engaged in the
dress making business in this place for the past year, have given up their
business and will return to the east with their brother. They have made a
host of friends with us, and though we are sorry to have them go, we hope
they will prosper and enjoy themselves in their new home, and that some time
in the future they will visit Merrill when we shall be happy to meet them.