Iowa Old Press
Friday, May 2, 1890
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
M. S. Reeves and family were visitors at Sioux City Sunday.
Mrs. Otto Pekelder returned on Saturday from a few days visit with her
sister, Mrs. Wooman, at Orange City.
M. G. Mills & Son shipped a car of fat cattle to Sioux City Thursday.
I. E. Eldredge shipped two cars of hogs to Sioux City this week.
A. M. Reeves, of the telegraph force of LeMars, was acting for agent Reeves
The gang of horse traders that were camped at the south edge of town the
first part of this week pulled up stakes on Wednesday and moved on with
The Ry. Co., intend moving their depot which is now located on the side
track, up to the main line as soon as the material ordered for a new
platform arrives. This will make a much needed improvement to our town and
also grant a praying wish of ever passenger that has had to board a train
from the present inconvenient station house and platforms.
May 23, 1890
CONTRACT LET FOR JAIL
The contract for the erection of the new jail for Plymouth county was
let to Pauly Jail and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Mo. It is to
cost the county $11,200. The original plan was somewhat changed and the
jail will not be quite as large as at first stated. It will front to
the south and be two stories high above basement. The front part a
jailor's house will be 36 feet front and will extend back 31 feet. The
jail will be 42 feet in length behind this. Mr. J. L. Perkins of this
city has the contract for the brick and stone work and states that
ground will be broken for work about the first of June. The jail is to
be completed by October 1st, 1890.
What are we going to do about a celebration? It is getting to be tie
for us to make a move if we are to have the only great and grand
celebration of the year that time. The Floyd Valley Driving Association
races will close on the national birthday and a great crowd may be
expected. The races will without doubt be the best that LeMars has seen
for a long time and people will come far and wide to see them.
Opera House, Sunday, May 25th, 10:30 a.m.
M. Hilbert...........Musical Director
Coronation..........Choir and Orchestra
Nearer My God To Thee......Choir and Orchestra
Reading of Scriptures........Rev. Wellemeyer
Quartet.............Mrs. Hinds and Zink, Messrs. Hinds and Ainslie
Memorial Address.......Rev. Fahs
Collection and Music........Orchestra
America...........Choir and Orchestra
The court over ruled the motion for a new trial in the case of the City
vs. H.A. Miller. John Adams appeared for the defense.
In the cases of Clay vs Clay, Dunn et al. and in fact in most of the
Dunn cases the judge holds his decision to be made in vacation.
In the Henrich & Tomlinson vs. Brauch case, the plaintiff's were given a
judgment for $1,175 costs and interest. Jas. H. Stuble was the attorney
for Henrich & Tomlinson and carried them through in good shape.
Court adjourned Wednesday morning.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
J. F. March is a new buyer on our hog market.
The busy rush among the farmers is passing off.
Trade for the past few days has been exceedingly good.
M.G. Mills returned Thursday evening from a few days at Amboy, Minn.
Hogs and course grain are coming in freely and bring the top prices
right here in this market.
Arthur Reeves and W.R. Trigg returned Wednesday from a three days tour
to the big Sioux river.
T. H. Jullian, the near clerk, lately initiated into the services at the
Nimble Nickel store fills the position ably.
J. F. Morrissey, who has been section foreman for the Omaha railway
company at this place for the past nine years left on Tuesday to take
charge of another section for the same company at LeMars to which place
he will move his family in a few days.
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. R. H. Lacy is in Sioux City this week.
Mrs. Dr. Mason is visiting her parents in Early.
Robt. McGee is attending to business matters in Nebraska.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Heilman, Tuesday, May 19th, a boy.
The Curtis house has been sold to Mr. Livermore, of Moville, who will
open it to the public in the near future. We wish him success.
Rev. Mr. Chaffin will hold memorial services in the rink next Sunday
beginning at 11 o'clock. This will be a union service and all are
invited to attend.
Little Roy Brockman fell from a wagon one day recently and one of the
wheel passed over his arm bruising it quite severely but no bones were
Mr. Cory Wilson has bought a stock drugs at Holstein. Mr. C.W. Wilson
is down there helping take an inventory of the goods. We wish Mr.
Bear in mind that the musical and literary league will meet at the
Congregational church next Tuesday evening. There will be no admission
fee but all who attend are expected to give something.
May 30, 1890
MERRILL: (Special Correspondence)
The excursionists on their return from Garretson and other points of the S.
C. & N. Line do say that this is the city of Plymouth county.
Our new restaurant here is a daisy.
Our dray line is well patronized.
June 8th will be observed here with appropriate exercises.
Those who attended commencement exercises at LeMars, returned highly
Is marriage a failure is being discussed by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hamm.
The Catholics will have their church soon here.
Still lots are being sold here.
We opine that LeMars must look after her laurels if grain continues to come
in here as it has.
A hotel is needed very badly here.
There are now only six and one half babies on the rack run by Joel Hodge of
this county who is materially assisting the poor and helping the citizens to
develop biceps. Joel says it is a very dark subject he is dealing in.
Jas. Hughes was here on business on last Tuesday.
A Minneapolis grain firm has a buyer here.
The headquarters of the assistant civil engineers of the S. C. & N. railroad
Nigg & Schneider have dissolved their partnership in the drug store, the
former continuing here.
Our baseball and cricket clubs are ready for challenges. The former will be
on the diamond with the corn huskers next week.
As a knocker of Wm. Frost is a success. For particulars enquire of Joel
There is a good chance here for a creamery. Should a plant be fixed, farmers
will not be behind in keeping it up. Butter and cheese could be made and
would bring good prices. ~May 20, ‘90
A WAR RELIC
LeMars Sun: In rummaging over old papers at the court house lately, Auditor
Becker came across an interesting relic of the war in the shape of a
handbill issued by Mr. Sheets, who is now a resident of Arkansas. The
following is a copy of the document:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
United States of America, Plymouth county, Ia.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned commissioners to superintendent
the drafting of the militia in the county of Plymouth, and State of Iowa,
under general orders No. 99 from the war department, will receive and
determine claims of exemption from 10 o’clock a.m. and from day to day until
all such claims are determined.
The draft will be made at the place aforesaid on Wednesday the third day of
September, 1862, between the hours of 9 o’clock a.m. and 5 o’clock p.m. and
continued from day to day between the same hours until completed.
Done at Melbourne, on the 27th day of August, 1862.
~A. C. Sheets, Commissioner
NOTE: This bill to be posted in each township.
PLEASANT VALLEY ALLIANCE.
The farmers of Pleasant Valley met last Saturday night and organized an
alliance to be known as the Pleasant Valley Farmer’s Alliance. They start
out with a membership of twenty-four with good prospects of increasing the
number to seventy-five in the near future. The following officers were
elected: Pres., B. Hermann; Vice Pres., Thos. Stinton; Secy., C. S. Rowley;
and Treas., Alfred Fletcher.
A HOARSE WHISTLE.
That new engine which pulls No. 3 on the Central, has an odd whistle and
when it blows long and loud for the LeMars station, people put on their hats
and run to see where the fire is located. It sounds too much like the mill
whistle when it sounds a fire alarm.