Iowa Old Press
March 1, 1889
Band fair from March 4th to 9th.
Did you enjoy such fine weather?
Band fair next Monday at Pew’s Hall. See “ad.”
Only a short time remains for fun at the rink.
J. W. Brown is out again after a few days “lay up.”
The W. R. C. Wednesday afternoon was largely attended.
Only two days more. “Good by old Grover, good by.”
Capt. Dunn has a new and elegant desk counter put in his new office.
J. T. Harper left Wednesday for a few weeks visit at his home in West Union.
Thomas Goudie has moved into the Sweetser residence on south Eagle street.
August Prust moved up from James and will make the Gateway his home.
St. John next Monday evening at the opera house on temperance.
As the summer approaches the question of a swimming “rink” will be agitated.
Mrs. J. H. Whitstone was a passenger on the north bound train Wednesday
Mrs. E. L. Townsend and her sister, Miss Carrie Blake, were Gateway visitors
Parties wishing a good auctioneer for crying country sales can be
accommodated by calling on J. L. McKELVEY.
A fur cap was found in the city last week. The owner can have same by
proving property and paying for this notice.
Singers, go to the Presbyterian Church next Monday night and be ready for
business at half past seven o’clock.
They several dray loads of empty beer kegs hauled through Main street
yesterday were subject to peculiar criticism.
Rev. C. W. Dennis, of Hillsdale College, will commence a series of meetings
Sunday morning, March 3d, at the Baptist church.
Prof. Lister, the well known piano tuner and state agent for Wegman & Co.
Pianos, is in the city. Leave orders at Steiner’s Book Store.
There will be a meeting of farmers at Merrill on Saturday, March 9th, for
the purpose of organizing a co-operative association.
L. M. Garner has received the appointment of general agent for the Century
Magazine. His territory includes the northern half of the state.
Platt Armstrong and family moved to their new home, Pierson, Iowa, last
Wednesday. They will be greatly missed in business and social circles.
The Western Cherokee Fire and Lightning Insurance Company of Marcus,
Cherokee County, Iowa, has filed articles of incorporation with the
Secretary of State.
Cashier Henry G. Koehler, of the Blue Hill, Neb., National Bank, was in the
city two days this week stopping enroute from Freeport, Ill., where he had
been attending the funeral of his uncle.
Postmaster Goldie of Crathorne, who had his hand badly bruised some time
ago, after spending several weeks in the city having the wound properly
treated, has returned to his post of duty.
Already some thoughtless boys have commenced to throw missiles at the
windows of the old Congregational church. There is a heavy fine and condign
punishment for such depredations. “A word to the wise is sufficient.”
First day of Spring.
Minstrels Tuesday evening.
There was a cotillion party at Pew’s Hall last night.
The board of registration will be in session on Monday during the election.
Dr. Ensminger was in Sioux City on business last night.
C. A. Tyler came home from a business trip south yesterday.
Dr. Brick and Agent Frantz were passengers to Sioux City yesterday.
C. L. Cumberbatch is spending a few days on business in Yankton, S.D.
Wauka jaw bone in comes Sallie with the bootee’s on, Opera House Tuesday
The Catholic fair in Pew’s Hall Tuesday and Wednesday, netted a nice sum for
St. James’ church.
If you have not registered, you can do so tomorrow. If not in the city, you
can register on Monday.
Mr. Frank, the popular tailor, formerly with D. W. Held, has accepted a
position with Dalch & Co.
George Maxfield of the Mankato stone quarries was in the city this week
doing business for that popular enterprise.
Miss Neva Powers, who has been visiting with Mrs. J. U. Sammis, returned to
her home in Dubuque, Wednesday.
March 29th is the date of Jubilee singers at the opera house, under the
auspices of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. T. H. Andrews is much better. She has had a serious time and her many
friends will rejoice to know that she will soon be able to receive and chat
And now after four years faithful searching, Ben Butler has discovered that
he received nearly 5000 votes in New York that were absolutely counted for
The infant child of Mr. Andrews, the liveryman, died yesterday of scarlet
fever. The funeral took place the same day. The twin sister and Mr. Andrews
are improving slowly.
The Corn Palace train left Sioux City yesterday afternoon. “It was the most
magnificent display of highly artistic genius and workmanship ever on
wheels,” so said one who was there.
G. W. Hunt of democratic fame was in the city yesterday. The defeat of
Cleveland and the proposed vote for prohibition in Nebraska brings no
pleasure to this representative of South Sioux City.
President Treat desires to see all the singers next Monday night at the
Presbyterian Church. The committees will be ready to report and the
orchestra with ten pieces will be present. Bring Cyclone of Song.
The holy eucharist will be celebrated in St. George’s church Sunday morning
immediately after the sermon. The subject in the evening will be “The
necessity of and the wise provision made by the Catholic church for the
growth of a better and stronger religious life.”
Miss Maud Corkery entertained the members of the Early Hour Club after the
dance last Monday night. The game of “Hearts” was freely indulged in and a
fine collation spread much to the pleasure of all. Music interspersed the
evening’s program and a most happy time was enjoyed.
N. W. Gilbert is in possession of a book printed in 1725, by Samuel
Chandler, London, and although nearly two hundred years old, it is in a good
state of preservation and likely to outlast the present generation. It
treats on “A Vindication of True Religion or Nature and Uses of the
The Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. Church will hold a sociable next
Wednesday evening March 6 at the residence of Mrs. H. March, on Eagle
street. Music, vocal and instrumental. Recitations and a social time.
Refreshments will be served by “crazy” people and singing by the same. Price
Obituary, publication and date unknown, after March 4, 1889:
Mrs. Jane Burrill, age 80 years, died March 4th about one o'clock
p.m. at the residence of her step-son, G. W. Burrill in Johnson
township. Her death had been daily expected on account of her advanced
age. The maiden name of deceased was Jane Shannon. She was a native of
County Monohon, Ireland, where her first husband died and whence she
immigrated to America with one son leaving another behind. She settled
in Philadelphia where she resided in one family for twenty years,
removing to her brother in Grand county, Wis., in 1845. She was married
to George Burrill in 1847. They soon after removed to Dubuque county,
where they lived until 1884 when they came to Plymouth county. The
funeral was held Wednesday at ten o'clock, the remains being interred in
the Pleasant Valley cemetery. Mrs. Burrill was a devoted Christian, a
kind and generous wife and mother. Her husband, two sons, two sisters
and two brothers survive her.