LeMars Sentinel newspaper
Friday, July 3, 1891
WILL HAVE ELECTRIC LIGHTS
The People Said, "Let There Be Light," and it will be.
The election Tuesday was a great victory for our enterprising citizens who
wanted the city well lighted with electrical lights. The questions of
electrical light was carried by a vote of 350 for, to 52 against.
The vote by wards ran as follows:
First Ward: 126 for, 20 against
Second Ward: 111 for, 10 against
Third Ward: 113 for, 22 against
The election was a very quiet one, there being but little if any opposition.
The people had very carefully considered the matter and although the vote
cast was small it because a great many were careless about going to the
polls, thinking that it would be carried anyway. Mr. Winchel will probably
put in the plant as soon as practicable and when it is done LeMars will be
one of the best lighted cities in the state.
PLYMOUTH COUNTY STATISTICS
Reported to the Clerk During the Month of June.
26 To Mr. and Mrs. John W. Galles, LeMars, a girl
4 Do John Moist, LeMars, girl
9 Do John Oltman, America twp., girl
10 Do Henry B. Aupperle, LeMars, girl
12 Do Jacob Finch, Remsen, girl
13 Do A. W. Margeson, Remsen, boy
14 Do Carl Hitzel, LeMars, girl
15 Do Geo. Berning, Remsen, boy
16 Do Fritz Stoppelfield, LeMars, boy
18 Do G. Lang, Remsen, girl
20 Do Jacob Kessen, Remsen, girl
22 Do John Smith, Remsen, boy
24, Do Henry Masuen, LeMars, girl
25 Do C. M. Poyzer, Adaville, boy
26 Do Henry Mohning, America, girl
28 Do Samuel Courtner, Remsen, girl
29 Do John Kramer, Meadow, boy
31 Do Albert G. Button, Akron, girl
5 Do Pat Burn, LeMars, boy
6 Do William N. Redmon, LeMars, boy
6 Wm. Laux, LeMars, boy
7 Do Andrew Bentz, Union, boy
8 Do John Fechler, LeMars, boy
9 Do Frank F. Glezen, LeMars, girl
13 Do Daniel Habeger, Remsen, girl
14 Do Henry Boone, Marion, boy
16 Do Walter Inman, Union, boy
19 Do Tjoden, Meadow, boy.
5 Walter Kloster, Tena Johnson
8 Nicholas N. Groff, Mary Kass
8 Russel H. Coffee, Maud Sanford
9 Wm. Hodgson, Jennie Grant
10 Chas. Roberts, Lizzie Crotty
15 Otley C. Corkery, Emma G. Carney
16 A. J. Goodell, Grace M. Wood
17 Theodore Duering, Tillie Fruechtenicht
20 Ferdinand Bremer, Mary Wessenborn
23 Peter Kruse, Christina Hancock
27 James Farrell, Ella Gilbon
29 Julius L. Platt, Emma Zink
1 Thos. Saunders, LeMars, suicide, age forty-four years
22 Infant child of John Smith, Remsen
28 Lewis Deuschle, LeMars, inflammation of stomach, age nine years
30 Frederick Knute, Elgin township, gastritis
8 Nellie Stack, Grant township
9 Pauline E. Pech, Elgin township, age eight days
10 Claude A. Richey, LeMars, pneumonia, aged two and one-third
13 Frank K. Casper, Lincoln township, diphtheria, six years old
MARION: (Special Correspondence)
Peter Tentinger is building a new barn.
Misses Emiline Scribner and Lizzie Livingston attended graduating exercises
of the Normal at LeMars.
Mr. Vonderharr, from near Granville, was an over Sunday visitor with Mr.
Some Remsenites held a picnic at Gibson's grove on Sunday afternoon.
Wonder what "Nobody's Boy" has in store for us away up at Elgin?
Mr. Bernard Assmann, and Herbert Edmunds, of the LeMars Normal students,
visited with Nelson N. Miller on Tuesday.
During the past few days, a photographer could have procured a picture of
the washouts east of Oyens, that would have been just as awe inspiring as
any we have ever seen of the Johnstown flood.
Married: Clauster (sic Kloster) - Johnson-at the home of the bride's
parents in Fredonia, on Thursday, June 18, 1891, Mr. Walter Clauster (sic
Kloster) and Miss Tina Johnson. Marion and Fredonia friends combine in
doing honor to this worthy couple, who have started out on the road of life,
young in years and with the best wishes of a host of friends.
The amount of rain that fell on Tuesday night was tremendous. Some idea of
the height to which the water rose can be had when we state, that on
Wednesday forenoon the water flowed through and almost covered the rails in
one of the cuts east of Oyens. Several horses are reported drowned and
other damage done along Deep creek. During the storm, lightening set fire
to the large barn in Fredonia, belonging to Mr. Speaker, and suffocated
eleven horses, two of which belonged to a traveler besides entirely
destroying the barn.
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
The Congregational Sunday School held a picnic on the river below the mill,
Tuesday, which passed off very pleasantly and was very enjoyable.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ellis and Mrs. Varner are visiting friends in Gettysburg,
Miss Davida Lacy is visiting with her parents, in Sioux City, this week.
Clarence Wood has left Kingsley. He will visit his parents in Jones county
for awhile, before engaging in any business again.
Where oh where has the band teacher gone? Echo answers, where?
Through some mistake we were made to say last week that Mr. H. C. Tripp was
elected president of the W.C.T.U. instead of Mrs. Tripp.
The saloon formerly run in the Curtis house has been moved into the vacant
building across the street.
During the heavy rain storm Tuesday night much damage was done in Kingsley
and vicinity. The water came into the houses of Robert Ellis and Al
Shroupe, giving them quite a bad scare but doing no serious damage.
Tincher's barber shop sprung a leak from the gutter and filled full of
water, almost completely ruining his entire outfit. Many cellars were
filled and much grain destroyed. The West Fork was higher than has been
known before for years and nearly all the small bridges are gone and
probably all the large ones. The ground is more thoroughly soaked than it
has been before for a long time. Lightning struck three telephone poles and
shook things around somewhat in the telephone office. Those who have been
wanting rain for so long a time are now willing to cry enough.
Rev. S. S. Snyder and family have friends visiting them this week.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Oltman have returned from their visit in Illinois.
Mr. John Wicks, formerly of Kingsley, was in town Saturday.
Mr. Heacock sustained a heavy loss by the high water Wednesday. It entered
his mill entirely covering the first floor and spoiling several hundred
dollars worth of flour and grain.
July 31, 1891
A CHANGE IN FIRMS.
Another change has been one of the recent events in business circles of the
city. Mr. H.F. Dow so long and favorably known in the clothing business, has
sold an interest in his large clothing establishment to C.J. Mordoff, of
Mitchell, S.D. He has also sold to Mr. Mordoff his fine residence at the
corner of Clark and Seventh Streets. Mr. Mordoff will move here soon and
take full charge of the business of the firm of Dow & Mordoff. Mr. Dow and
family will move to Sioux City in the near future. This move will give Mr.
Dow a more central location from which to look after his business interests.
A Kindergarten will be opened by Miss Edwina Spring, a graduate of the
Froebel Kindergarten Association of Chicago, Aug. 17, in the old normal
school building corner of Washington and Third Street. She has placed her
terms at the low figure of three dollars per month that they may be within
the reach of all. Any one having children of 3 years old or upwards will do
well to see Miss Spring at an early date in order to secure places.
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Henry Rice of Lake City is attending to business matters in Kingsley.
Miss Angie Rathburn is visiting friends in Sioux City.
Mrs. C.G. Messerole has gone to join her husband in Sterling, Ill.
Mr. Cole, agent of Warner & Co., of Chicago has been delivering the county
history this week. Some are dissatisfied with the work, or at least claim to
be and make this an excuse in order to not be obliged to take it. The book
is very well gotten up from a mechanical stand point and while there are a
few errors in it, yet it is a valuable work and one well worth the price
asked. As time passes on, it will be prized more highly and many who are now
sorry they bought one will value them at many times their original cost.
Mr. Lee Johnson received the sad news recently of the death of his mother at
their old home in Lamoille, Iowa. While attempting to pass a crossing, she
was struck by a train and injured in such a way as to cause her death. All
sympathize with Mr. Johnson in his affliction.
Mr. Jas. Heath has gone to Spirit Lake on a short business and pleasure
trip. His daughter, Miss Nellie, occupies his place in the store during her
The M.E. church Society will soon begin a camp meeting in Lorings grove,
east of town. Presiding elder Smylie will be present part of the time.
Several noted Evangelists are expected to be present and take part.
Miss Leah Palmer who has been visiting friends in Lake City, has returned.
Born, Thursday July 23d, to Mr. and Mrs. Nicodemus of Elkhorn township an
eleven and a half pound girl; also to Mrs. Nicodemus' daughter, Mrs. James
James of Kingsley, Sunday, July 26th, a boy. Both mothers and children are
Miss Frankie Bowman is spending this week with her parents in the country.
Mr. Chas. Brandon of Washta spent Sunday with friends in town.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen are happy over the arrival of a boy among their large
family of girls.
Rickies' store is being treated to a new coat of paint.
Kingsley has a new tailor. We have not learned his name, but hope he will
find business so good that he will remain with us. Now we need a dentist.
One who will attend strickly to business can find plenty of work to do.
Mrs. Ramsey, of Pella, Iowa, is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Cathcart.
Mrs. Algiers' sister and husband of Boone, Io., are spending a few days in
Mr. and Mrs. Kulbfleisch who have been in Superior, Wis., for a week or two
are at home again.
The ungentlemanly and disrespectful allusion to Esq. Henderson in last
week's Times was not well taken by our people. Mr. Henderson is one of the
most honorable and respected citizens in our town, and one whose grey hairs
if nothing else demand veneration. Such language is neither smart or witty.