Iowa Old Press

LeMars Sentinel
October 1, 1896

By Our Correspondents and from Exchanges

ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondent.)

T. W. Lewis, agent for the LeMars Post, was taking subscriptions here last

Chapman Garton, of Savanna, Ill., is making a visit here.

Lee May had the misfortune to have a horse killed in a runaway last week.

Rev. J. W. Cronk preached his farewell sermon here last week.

Dale Hunter came out ahead at the recent debate at Millnerville.

Some invited guests attended the wedding dance at John Simeons last Thursday

Newton Jeffers will have a public sale in the near future and will move to
Minnesota about December 1.

Samuel King has rented a farm in Sioux township and will move there in the

Frank M. Roseberry will address the people of Adaville Saturday, October 3.

Miss Otis will teach the Valley school this winter.

J. J. Smith and wife made a business trip to Sioux City last week.

Warren Husted, of Davis, S.D., was visiting his brother here last week.

HINTON: (Special Correspondence)

Rev. P. Belzer and family returned from their visit to Slayton, Minn.

The schools in Hinton and sub-district No. 4 will commence next Monday with
Miss Frances M. Robinson and Mrs. Chas. Jones as teachers.

J. H. Brehm and Geo. H. Bender and families attended the Y.P.A. convention
at Stanton last Sunday.

Phil Koenig and wife went to Sioux City on business last Tuesday.

Philip Held and his son, P.E. Held, were doing business at the county seat
last Monday.

The Republicans of Hungerford township nominated the following township
officers last Thursday evening: Clerk, Henry Schneider; assessor, Harry
Claney; trustee, H. Beck; justice of the peace, W. G. Pearson.

J. H. Brehm is hauling lumber with which to build a new house.

CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)

Herman Miller and son, Fred, of Hartley, are visiting here for about two

Miss Barbara Knapp, of Baltimore, Md., is visiting with her brother, Fred
Knapp, and will undoubtedly make her home here.

Wm. Weinhimer and wife, of Merrill, attended church here last Sunday.

A. Kerberg expects to go to Chicago this week with a carload of stock.

Misses Katie and Lizzie Fluck and Lizzie Gronow, of LeMars, spent Sunday in
our berg.

Three wedding occurred near here this week, the Berner-Dobbert wedding,
Williams-Gengler and Beck-Koundel weddings.

J. Merriman and Miss Stella Koenig, of LeMars, visited at the Koenig family
Thursday last.

Miss Clara Birkitt, of Merrill, attended the Salem church last Sunday.

Rev. L. F. Smith left for Ft. Dodge this week to attend the ministerial
district meeting which is held at that place. He expects to be back by

H. Wachtler and son, of LeMars, visited at the home of Frank Kerberg last

The Y.P.A. convention held at the Salem church last Saturday and Sunday was
very interesting and instructive, the different sessions were all well
attended. Morning Star and Beulah Alliances were well represented although
the heavy roads kept some at home. There were forty Y.P.A. members present
from abroad and all took active part in each session. The next section
convention will be held in the Beulah church, eight miles south of Kingsley,
in February 1897.

Miss Carrie, Masters Willie and Ralph Brehm, of Hinton, are staying with
their grandparents, H. Koenig, for a few weeks while John Brehm is
renovating his house.

The following LeMars people Sundayed at Chrurchville: Geo. Koenig and
family, Chas. Hamm, Theo. Lucke, Frank Wernli and others.

POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)

Miss Annie Donovan has been visiting in Sioux City since Tuesday. She came
home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Pavolic visited in LeMars Friday and Saturday.

John McAllister has been confined to the house for a long time with
rheumatism. He is some better now, but hardly able to get around yet.

We made a mistake in regard to schools last week. Miss Hattie Frost will
teach the Reynolds school and Miss Madison the Montague school.

A brother of Mrs. James Pavolic is visiting her this week.

Mrs. John Walker is home again from Hornick and Miss Mary has gone to
Hornick again.

Miss Nellie Walker, who has been spending the summer at Hornick, is at home.

The ladies aid society will meet with Mrs. F. Richardson on Wednesday.
Cottage prayer meeting will be held there in the evening.

Miss Della Hurt came home from Merrill Saturday for an over Sunday visit.

Lee Hurt has quit work on the farm and is peddling hog medicine now.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pearson, of Hinton, attended church here Sunday. Also
quite a number of young people from Adaville.

John Burket was not so badly hurt as first reported and is all right now.

Our pastor, Rev. Cronk, preached his farewell sermon here Sunday from the
text Titus 2:14. Brother Cronk has labored hard among us and will be
gratefully remembered.

We hear that Mr. Jake Baurley, Sr., is quite sick.

The creamery will only run every other day now.

A few of the Potosia and Ellendale people attended the Simeon-Luken
reception Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Tom Fay, of Hinton, visited at Donovan's Monday.

Mrs. Bert Small, of Happy Hollow, visited with her parents here Sunday.

Mrs. Davis, of Sioux City, visited last week with Mrs. Bell, returning to
her home Sunday.

STANTON: (Special Correspondence)

Russell Kimmel has rented a farm for the coming year in Minnesota.

Frank Gosting has just returned from Minnesota where he has been looking for
a farm. He talks some of buying a farm there. Stanton will be sorry to
lose Mr. and Mrs. Gosting.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bixby were pleased to learn by the O'Leary items that
they expect to adopt a child from the Nebraska home.

M. Reints has built a new house and will soon have it ready to move into.

HANCOCK: (Special Correspondence)

The joint discussion at Millnerville on the 21st was largely attended from
southwest Plymouth. The speakers were I. C. Rendell, from Wayne, Nebr., and
Dale Hunter, of Sioux township, Plymouth county, Iowa. The agreement for
discussion was altogether an unfair compact, Mr. Hunter being young,
patriotic and full of confidence, believed that with his best hand tied
behind him, "although pitted against a professional stumper" that there was
still left an abundant of material in his own defense to rebut his
opponent's arguments. It appears that Mr. Rendell challenged anyone for a
joint discussion, J. F. Banks at once announced that the Sioux Township
McKinley Club would accommodated the gentleman and that the speaker was
present, Mr. Hunter was brought forward and introduced. Mr. Rendell, as it
appears, would not consent to a joint discussion with Mr. Hunter unless the
latter would leave out protection, a question he did not care to discuss.
Thus Mr. Hunter's best weapon was not available, while this being true it
must be conceded that Mr. Hunter presented his cause well and made it
sufficiently plain that our people had sacrificed much when they exchanged
true Republican rule for a policy that was wholly experimental. Mr. Rendall
spoke in a very pleasing way. His admirers were well pleased with his
doctrine, took up a collection for him, allowing that gentleman to take his
leave feeling that home rule at Millnerville had made a law-abiding people
that could listen to both sides of the question with equal consideration.
One the 25th Judge Weaver spoke at the same place on the protective line to
a full house. We have known the judge for twenty years and know him to be a
man of much force and ability, such men as those the McKinley clubs of
Hancock and Sioux townships have called will do much to prevent such things
as Leadville has recently witnessed.

The people of Hancock have called a joint primary at No. 3 school house on
the evening of Wednesday, the 7th, to outline the official candidates for
her township officials that are to be elected November 3. It seems the
general feeling that both sides are willing to be fair and divide the
official spoil. That is the kind of feeling that makes home pleasant.

School in district No. 1 commenced on the 21st. Miss Leitch, of Sioux City
is teacher. School in No. 2 also commenced the same time, Miss Vanosdale, a
cousin of John N. Pike, who recently came from the east, will teach in the
new school house, said to be the best in Plymouth county outside of the high
school building in LeMars. No. 3 was successful in getting Mary Harlan
again. This school commenced on the 7th. Miss Maggie Kundert, of LeMars,
also commenced her work in No. 4, on the 21st. She has taught this school
for several years and has a foundation laid for much good in that district.
Hancock proposes to be second to none on schools. Her people are getting to
the front when they bid for good schools.

Hancock McKinley Club meets every Thursday evening at No. 3 at 7:30 sharp at
which time you will find the room well lighted and a welcome to all
visitors. Good speakers are cordially invited.

John LaBerge is doing some good work of late on the roads.

At the annual meeting of the school board on the 21st they re-elected Miss
Louise LaBerge as township treasurer and Chas. N. Norse as secretary again.
These two have made efficient officials and such are needed. The board
fixed the teachers' wages at 28, 33 and 36 dollars respectively.

The Ladies Aid society will elect a new secretary at their next meeting.
The old one withdrawing to unite with the Sioux society. Let the good work
go on.

CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)

Wm. Aherns has rented one of the Geo. Ruble's farms west of town.

Mr. T. Mohan is over looking after his threshing, also putting up some
buildings on his farm west of Crathorne.

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Norris spent Thursday in Crathorne visiting their
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Blakeway.

Miss Emma Whissen spent Sunday at home with her parents.

Mr. B. Love and Robert Loege visited in the vicinity of Crathorne Sunday.

Mr. James Redmon visited in Sioux City Saturday.

Mr. Geo. Brunskill, of LeMars, was a Crathorne caller on Monday.

James Mead and family moved to LeMars Saturday.

A. G. Blakeway and Chas. Stephens were Akron visitors on Friday and brought
back a load of flour for the Crathorne store.

Quite a number of the young people of this neighborhood are planning to
attend the Normal School in LeMars this winter. Success to them.

At the caucus meeting in Johnson Township last Wednesday evening Elisha
Whisson was nominated justice of the peace. How is that for Crathorne?

A very pleasant surprise party was gotten up on Mr. and Mrs. John Astrom
Tuesday evening, ladies all bringing baskets for two filled with
refreshments which were sold to the gentlemen. Mrs. Astrom served a very
nice lunch also. Party departing about 12 o'clock all reporting a royal
good time.

O'LEARY: (Special Correspondence)

George Richardson and Mr. Clagg, of LeMars, were out last week on a hunting
expedition. They stayed over night at H. C. Wilson's and were out shooting
early and late.

Miss Sarah Eyres returned Friday from a three weeks' visit in Hawarden and

Dan Keegan and Jim Farrell returned from Missouri convinced that good land
is about as cheap in Iowa as Missouri.

Harry and Lizzie Bixby returned Friday from a three week's visit with their
brothers, Charley and Elmer in South Dakota.

Zack Eyres, of LeMars, is building a house on one of the farms owned by Jim

Mrs. Eckerman, of LeMars, visited over Sunday with the Kohl family.

Mrs. Munro entertained her sister-in-law, Mrs. McIntosh, of Sioux City, over

School in district No. 2 commenced Monday.

Rev. J. B. Smith preached his farewell sermon Sunday morning at Mt. Hope
M.E. Church and started Monday with his family for an overland trip to the
Gulf states. Arthur Murphy and bride did not accompany them, but will
reside in LeMars.

Greg Croston will moved from Marion township to the farm now occupied by
Herb Andrews in Union.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tripp, of Stanton, are rejoicing in the arrival of a
young son, their first born.

Mr. and Mrs. John Warner have the sympathy of many friends here in the loss
of their baby with whooping cough at Kingsley recently.

Miss Gertie Richardson, daughter of John Richardson, has been quite sick for
a week or more.

Harry Bixby is now visiting in Wisconsin.

Mrs. Munro returned with her sister-in-law to Sioux City Monday. From there
she will go to visit her daughter, Mrs. Milliman, in Canton, S.D.

Miss Grace Smith was agreeably surprised by a company of her friends Tuesday
evening, the occasion being her nineteenth birthday.

H. C. Wilson has commenced corn husking.


Mrs. Bridget Berg

W. H. Draper

Addie M. Flarie

Fred Madden

Mrs. Elmer Peterson

E. S. Bendish

F. W. Fay

Henry Bender

E. H. Magumen

Isora Mercer

A. E. Nicholson

Parties calling for these letters will please say "advertised" and give
date. If not called for in one month they will be sent to the dead letter
office. A. Thomas, Postmaster.

LeMars Sentinel
October 5, 1896

By Our Correspondents and from Exchanges

AKRON: (From the Tribune)

Mrs. Frank Gibson and children returned the first of the week from their
Colorado trip.

A party from LeMars consisting of C.H. Sibley, W.C. Cottrell, E.A. Alline
and R.R. Hammond was in the city Tuesday on business and politics.

Milton Reilly is visiting his mother, Mrs. Frank Bly. He has been at Cripple
Creek, Colorado, for some past, but lately has been traveling for his

The twin girl babies of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Griffiths died during the past
week, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Both died of cholera infantum.

About five weeks ago a party consisting of Messrs. Perkins, Gus Peters,
Robert Ross and H.R. Scott left Akron for a hunting trip into North Dakota.
They returned last Tuesday with the appearance of old campaigners and report
an enjoyable time.

L.H. Farnham and wife, of Spirit Lake, was visiting relatives and friends in
Akron for a day or two during the past week.

LUCKEN-SIMEON, at the residence of the bride's parents near Millnerville,
Tuesday, September 29, 1896, Mr. Gus Lucken, of Dalton, and Miss Clara
Simeon were married, Rev. Meis, of LeMars, officiating.

KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)

Dr. Wilder and his wife have gone to Illinois for a few days visit with

M.F. Rathbun has just returned from Chicago where he has been with cattle
fed on his farm.

J.A. Dewey went to Remsen on Thursday to look up his political situation
before the convention on Saturday. He is spoken of quite favorably as the
candidate on the Democratic ticket for county attorney.

The Democrats of Garfield held their caucus on Thursday evening and chose
the following gentlemen to represent the party in LeMars at Saturday's
convention: C.C. Bowers, M.C. Evans, Jas. Conrady, J.P. Gasper, A. Murray,
Walter Scott.

The Populists also had their caucus on Thursday evening and selected the
following gentlemen to attend the county convention: John Warner, John
Oleson, Hans Clausen, R.G. Thompson, C.E. Smith.

Charles Stortz has sold his residence property in Kingsley to John Warner.
Mr. Warner has taken possession and Mr. Stortz has moved over the store
until spring when he will go on his farm.

John Gasper is a very sick man and has been for two weeks with typhoid fever
but it is thought he will recover.

James Hawkins, living near Pierson, had the great misfortune to lose by
death his youngest child. The funeral took place at the family residence
and it was buried in the Kingsley cemetery on Thursday, the first day of

O.D. Heald and Herman Eager will have a joint debate in Elkhorn on the money
question on Saturday evening, October 3, in the Summer's neighborhood.

The Democratic and Populist causes nominated the following township ticket:
Justices of the Peace, Ed Stevens, John Warner; Constables, John Butler, Tom
Brewster; Trustee, Hans Clausen; Assessor, R.G. Thompson; Clerk, J.R.

REMSEN: (From the Bell.)

John Runions and family returned this (Friday) morning from a three weeks
visit with relatives and friends in New York state.

Haas Kruse returned from Minneapolis Thursday morning after a four weeks


The LeMars district teacher's association will meet in the high school
building at LeMars, October 10, 1896. Following is the program:

9:30 - Roll call.

9:40 - Paper, Is a knowledge of diacritical marks and changes of sound
caused by them essential to good spelling? --- Prof. F.M. Chafee.

9:50 - Paper, A good method of teaching orthography to the primary division.
--- Miss Clara Cadwell

10:00 - Paper, A good method of teaching orthography to the intermediate
division. --- Miss Elizabeth Frink.

10:10 - Paper, Should orthography be given a secondary place in our school
curriculum? ---Prof. W.E. Palmer

10:20 --- General discussion led by Prof. E.N. Coleman

12:00 --- Intermission

2:00 --- Roll call

2:10 --- Music provided by Miss Anna Wernli

2:25 --- How to teach patriotism in our schools. --- Open for discussion.

3:05 --- Lecture by Prof. Shoup

3:50 --- Business

Everybody is cordially invited to be present.

G.A. Young, President
Alice C. Belau, Secretary


The Elgin township teacher's association will meet in the Seney school house
Friday, October 2, 1896, at 2 p.m. Following is the program:

Roll Call, Responded by quotations


Paper, Value of a school library --- Miss Bertha Becker

Paper, Little Things --- Miss Emma Becker

Paper --- Miss Messe____ser.

Duties a teacher owes her district --- To be taken up in open discussion.

An evening session will be held in the Seney church at 7:30. Everyone
interested in our schools in invited.

G.A. Young, President
Alice Belau, Secretary

LeMars Sentinel
October 8, 1896

By our Correspondents and from Exchanges.

CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)

G. Esman is on the sick list. Dr. Mammen is attending him.

Miss Brown of Adaville was mail carrier on Friday.

Miss Edna Baker, of LeMars, is visiting at the home of C.A. Stephen.

Mrs. M. Campbell and daughter and Mrs. John Norris visited in Crathorne at
Mr. Blakeway's on Thursday.

Dr. Clifton is visiting at the home of Wm. Lakings.

Mr. Paramen, of Dalton, was a Crathorne caller on Saturday.

School began on Monday at the Glezen school house with Miss Florence
Carpenter as teacher.

Whisson, the blacksmith, is kept pretty busy these days getting plows ready
for fall plowing.

Mr. Brodie, of LeMars, was calling on friends in the vicinity of Crathorne
on Monday.

A very pleasant surprise party was gotten up on Miss Bertha Norton at the
home of her grandparents, Mrs. Brown. An elegant supper was served and a
very enjoyable evening was spent with games and music until a late hour. All
report an excellent time.

KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)

The dedication of the Christian church took place on Sunday. The church cost
for material about $750 and most of the work on the same was donated. The
first service took place on Saturday evening. Sunday morning the church was
well filled with people and after the sermon by Rev. Mr. Haggard, the work
of lifting the debt was begun and was all wiped out except $130. In the
afternoon and also in the evening services were held and the balance of the
debt nearly raised. The church is not entirely finished but it is understood
that they amount raised will finish it as far as they intend to do this
fall. The society has purchased an organ and seated the church with chairs
and it now has a comfortable church home.

E.M. Cathcart preached in the M.E. church on Sunday morning in the absence
of the pastor at conference to a large congregation. Many people who seldom
attend church were present to hear him. The business men turned out quite
largely to hear. Mr. Cathcart who has been one of them so many years. His
first effort in Kingsley was good and many favorable comments are made.

The advocates of free silver will hold a rally and torch light procession on
Friday evening, October 9, to be addressed by a man from Michigan and George
Argo of Sioux City.

William Lilly and wife are both quite sick.

John Gaspar is reported somewhat better and no doubt will soon recover.

A large delegation will go over to Sioux City on the 9th to hear Bryan.

T.M. Zink is billed to speak in Kingsley on Saturday evening next under the
auspices of the Bryan Silver Club.

Tom Gales is holding revival meetings at the Free Methodist Church this

Rev. Mr. Cole, who has been the pastor of the M.E. church of this place for
the past year, has been assigned to the Correctionville charge the coming
year and is preparing to move. Mr. Cole has proven to be an able preacher
and it is regretted that he cannot remain another year.

Rev. Mr. Shoemaker has been assigned to the Kingsley church for the coming
year by the M.E. conference and will begin his pastorate labor on next

George Phelps is moving into his new residence which has been completed and
is the finest residence property in the city.

The Henry township band has been engaged by the people of Remsen to
accompany the delegates to the Bryan meeting at Sioux City on Friday. Wm.
Gilmore and Wilson Heacock, of Kingsley, assisted the band that day.

O'LEARY: (Special Correspondence)

Miss Bessie Philipps will commence this week to take music lessons of Prof.
Oldham in LeMars.

Tom Gannon of LeMars was out visiting relatives and friends at O'Leary last

Carson Herron is losing his fine drove of hogs with cholera. Some farmers
have lost all or nearly all of the pigs they raised this year.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Shattuck, Sunday, September 27, a baby girl. To
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Clarke, Thursday, Oct. 1, an eleven pound boy. To Mr. and
Mrs. David Blair, Sunday, Oct. 4, a girl.

Mr. Pearce, father of Mrs. J. F. Hoyt and Mrs. Goudie, is here from Aurora,

The rise in the price of corn last week increased the travel toward Oyens
and kept Nic Freyman very busy.

Miss Kate Barth is teaching the fall term of school in Remsen township.

Mrs. Thomas Britt is very sick at her home in Stanton township.

John Hawkins is back from Virginia. Northwestern Iowa suits him pretty well
after all.

Mrs. Shattuck, of Elk Point, South Dakota, has been visiting her son in
Union township.

A number of people from this vicinity will go to Sioux City, Friday, to see
if they can catch a glimpse of W.J. Bryan.

The rain Sunday afternoon and evening prevented the people of Mt. Hope
hearing a sermon by Mr. Cathcart, of Kingsley.

Four children were baptized at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning,
Helen, daughter of Thos. Eyres, Dorothy daughter of R.S. Eyres, and James
and Joseph sons of Alex Milton, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Eastlake and daughter, Lilly, are spending the week in Sioux

The ladies of the Presbyterian missionary society will meet Wednesday, Oct.
14, at 2 p.m. with Mrs. Milton.

Dan Britt is in very poor health, and is talking of spending the winter in
the mountains of Colorado.

Miss Annie Wernli, of LeMars, will be at the Presbyterian church, Sunday,
Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. to assist in learning new hymns for church services. All
are cordially invited to come and sing.

HUNGERFORD: (Special Correspondence)

Quite a number of our politicians intend to go to Sioux City and hear Bryan
on the 9th.

There is no doubt now that the dog was mad which gave the people of this
vicinity such a scare a few weeks ago, as several dogs that have been bitten
by it have since gone mad. The dog belonging to Mr. Phillips was shot last
week and the dog belonging to O. Lambskey went mad last week, while Lambskey
was endeavoring to tie it up it bit him in the hand which might have
resulted seriously had he not had on a pair of gloves. As it is, it only
left a blue mark and did not even bleed.

Robert McArthur Sundayed at home last week.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gaspar, a girl.

A. Bornholtz was plowing on the August Prust farm last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Coffey, of Leeds, Iowa, visited with Mr. and Mrs. R. Barels
last week.

Some of our farmers have commenced husking corn. The crop varies from two to
twenty bushels in the hail districts and from thirty to fifty bushels where
the hail did not strike. The stacking of flax is nearly finished.

POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)

Road Supervisor Pavlovic has been grading on the new road between the
Stevens and Meis farms which will be opened for travel as soon as a bridge
can be put in.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gosting drove down Friday for an over Sunday visit with
D.M. Baker and family.

Miss Ida and Dolly Waddington gave a pleasant party Wednesday evening to a
large number of their friends at the home of Dick Doer.

The Ladies Aid will meet next time with the president, Mrs. J.M. Hurt,
cottage prayer meeting in the evening.

Ed Swanson killed a couple of large rattle snakes one day last week.

Mrs. M. Welliver left for Des Moines Wednesday for a few days visit with her
son, Jud.

D.M. Baker thought it best to keep on the safe side in regard to hog cholera
and accordingly sold fifty hogs Monday to Billy Madden of Hinton.

Miss Hattie Richardson went to Adaville the last of the week to help Mr. and
Mrs. Knox prepare for their California journey.

Miss Ida Helm will go to LeMars soon to learn dressmaking.

Mrs. I. Pearson is digging a well on his farm and will put up a windmill, if
successful in finding plenty of water.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krudwig drove down to Moville Saturday to visit for a few
days with relatives.

Chas. Kulbel had one of his fingers badly mashed in the cog wheels of his
threshing machine one day last week.

Mr. Wilson expects to lath and plaster at his house this week.

Philipp Wollmar, of La Crosse, Wis., is working for James Gorman.

There will probably be no preaching services here until three weeks from the
last time, when our new preacher will probably be present. Sunday school, as
usual at 10 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hurt went to Happy Hollow Sunday to visit Mr. Stiles who
is very sick with quinsy. Mr. Stiles was expecting to attend the U.B.
conference at Lake City as a delegate.

John Burkett visited in LeMars Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Selia Miller was unable to teach a couple of days last week on account
of sickness.

Mr. Fritz of LeMars has rented one of the Crouch farms now occupied by Chas.
Wenham. He is here a good deal of the time doing fall plowing.

Miss Barbara Simeons of Millnerville visited Miss Celia Donovan Sunday and

Mr. J.M. Crouch has rented the farm now occupied by Irv Wenham.

T. Donovan's mule is dead. He was nearly 40 years old and worked on the
grading of the first railroad built in Sioux City.

Miss Allie Crow of Merrill began teaching in the Hahn district Monday.

A couple of Republicans from Sioux City gave campaign speeches to a crowded
house in the Andrew Crouch school house Thursday evening.

Rev. J.W. Cronk and family stayed over night with friends here Thursday on
their way to the U.B. conference at Lake City. They expect to drive through.

James Elliott, who has completed his course at Ames, came home unexpectedly
Thursday evening. He has received a position as a division engineer on a
Texas railroad and will start for that state soon.

Mrs. W.M. Stevens, Mrs. Bond and Mrs. L.E. Quint of Sioux City visited at
the Stevens farm Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Heiden visited relatives at the Valley Sunday.

Sam and Roy Hurt, who have been running a herd near Westfield, are at home

Henry Harris has sold his share of his crop to Mrs. Bell and expects to
start for Chicago soon.

Theo. Lyons of Akron came down Saturday to visit for awhile with his aunt,
Mrs. Wm. Morse.

Mr. D. Hoffman of Merrill visited at T. Donovan's Sunday.

Annie Donovan visited over Sunday with Miss Hannah Simeon of Millnerville.

CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)

Mr. and Mrs. Winke of north of LeMars are visiting at the home of W. Reintz,
Sr., this week.

Miss Clara Wernicke and Kate Lucke of LeMars visited some of the
Churchvilleites last week.

Bishop Fischer, of the Evangelical Association, is expected here and will
probably preach at the Salem church October 19, 7:30.

Mr. Knapp and wife and his sister from Balt visited Sioux City friends and
took in the city sights last week.

Mr. Haas and family and Miss Lydia Haas, of LeMars, attended the Salem
church last Sunday and visited at the home of H. Koenig.

Miss Lottie Wallace with her musicians expect to give a recital at the
Emanuel church in the near future.


District court convened Monday morning. The grand jury began its labors
Tuesday afternoon with a big batch of offenses to consider. Wm. Klatt was
appointed foreman of the grand jury. Cases were assigned as follows:

Monday-Hartley vs. Hartley, Doens Co. vs Voss, Adams vs. Neisins, Darville
vs. Boyle.

Tuesday-Gellerman vs Therlen et al, LeMars Normal School vs Lax, Goettsch
vs. Beck, Jeffers vs Clos.

Wednesday-Trenery vs Goudy, Aupperlee vs McMahon, City vs Caldwell.

Thursday-Carter vs Winchell, et al, Worthington vs Winchell, State vs
Mitchell, State vs Rubel, Robinson vs Moore.

Friday-Knowles vs Boyle, Matthews vs Trotter, Thoms vs Hoffmann.

The following named were given their second papers and became citizens of
the United States, entitled to vote:

Henry Gebbar, Germany
Peter Nielson, Denmark
John Bohms, Germany
Peter Elsen, Germany
Henry Oltmans, Germany
Folker Stotoft, Germany
C.P. Klestner, Germany
Jacob Bergholt, Denmark
Frank Krips, Luxemberg
Peter Vanderberg, Holland
Herman H. Peters, Germany
Carl Anderson, Germany
Hinderk Zachte, Germany
Peter Rassman, Germany
Hans J. Hansen, Denmark
Berend Helmrichs, Germany
Peter Bovschet, Luxemberg
George John Richards, England
J.C. Anderson, Denmark
Christ Mikkelsen, Denmark
Hedde Gerling, Germany
Brunke Brunken, Germany

After noon Sheriff Herron took over the prisoners to be formally introduced
to the grand jury. There were enough of them to make quite a big Sunday
school class. There were twelve and they filled up two seats in the front
row in the court room. It is the biggest class that was ever brought under
the reforming gaze of the court at one time in Plymouth county.


An accident occurred Saturday night which might have furnished business for
the coroner, but as luck has it the bicycle factory is the only
establishment that is given a job.

While Frank Post and Minnie Reichmann were riding down Sixth street Saturday
evening near the Union hotel on a tandem bicycle, a boy on horse back
traveling in the opposite direction rode into them slam bang. The bicycle
lamp was lighted and the riders did not expect the collision any more than
they expected to have the hotel fall over on them. There was a tangle of
wire spokes and a boy and horse and man and young lady for a few seconds,
but when the dust cleared away the wheel was found to be the worst sufferer.
The horse was scratched a little, the boy had a long gash in his leg and the
bicycle looked as if it had been through a cyclone.

The boy is a son of W. Heenan. A dog came out and barked at his horse and he
was watching the dog so that he did not see the bicycle until his horse
struck it. His saddle turned with him but he stayed on the horse and stopped
it in a few rods.

Neither Post or Miss Reichmann were hurt in the least, but they do not want
to try the experiment again. The wheel will go to the factory for repairs.

-At his home on Cedar street, on Tuesday, October 6, 1896, of typhoid
fever, after an illness of about two weeks, John H. Stahmer.

He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. The funeral will be held
on Thursday afternoon.

FARLEY-On Monday evening, October 5, Mrs. James Farley, aged 27 years.

Mrs. Farley had been in her usual health up to late Monday afternoon, when
she complained of a bad headache and went to bed. She grew rapidly worse and
in a few hours was dead. She leaves a husband and two children, a boy and a
girl. Mrs. Farley was the daughter of Mike Hyden, one of the old settlers of
Plymouth county, and came to the county when she was a little girl. The
funeral will be held from St. James church tomorrow at 10 o'clock.


The contract for furnishing the coal for the LeMars public schools for the
year was awarded Monday to Zimmerman Bros. Their bid was the lowest. They
deliver the hard coal at $7.75 per ton and the soft coal at $4.00.


J.U. Sammis addressed a large meeting at the Center school house in Fredonia
township Monday night. The school house was crowded full and standing room
was at a premium.

LeMars Sentinel
October 12, 1896

Dull Times and Slow Collections Force Them to the Wall.

People were surprised Saturday to see a notice on the front door of the old
reliable firm of Spring Bros. to the effect that they had assigned to E.
Thomarson. Investigation showed that dull times and inability to realize on
goods and accounts had made this step necessary. It is expected that the
property assigned will meet all liabilities in full and leave enough for
expenses. Had it not been for the dull times, the partners think this step
would not have been necessary. The papers filed at the recorder's office
tell the story. LeMars people will regret to see the pioneers out of
business and will hope to see the matter settled to good advantage.

Deed of assignment dated October 9, 1896, and filed at 8 o'clock in the
morning by which W.N. Spring and G.H. Spring convey to Ed Thomarson the
stock of furniture and house furnishings including the entire stock of goods
located in the building on Main street; also a span of horses, delivery
wagon and appurtenances; also the remnant of a stock of hardware now stored
by them; also all store fixtures; also all real estate owned by each of said
partners not exempt from execution; also all book accounts and notes, etc.
This includes all property exempt excepting that transferred by bill of sale
to J.R. Mayher. The conditions of the deed of assignment are:

1st. That Thomarson shall take possession and sell the property as rapidly
as possible for a period of ten months at private sale for the best interest
of all parties concerned.

2nd. That at the end of ten months the remainder of the property, if any,
shall be sold at public auction.

3rd. He shall collect out-standing accounts.

4th. That out of the proceeds he shall pay expenses and salary of the
assignee not to exceed $66.67 per month, and out of the balance he shall pay
dividends to the creditors from time to time.

5th. Creditors are requested to file claims within three months.

6th. In case all debts are paid off before property is all sold the balance
is to revert to Spring Brothers.

A bill of sale running from Spring Brothers to J.R. Mayher in consideration
of $1,000 conveys a portion of the stock of furniture described in a
schedule filed with the bill of sale.

A house and lot on Eagle street and a normal school lot are part of that
transferred to the assignee. Two deeds convey to Emily S. Edgerton the
store building now occupied by Loes hardware store. One of the deeds was
from C.A. Spring, Jr., trustee, and the other from W.N. and G.H. Spring and
their wives. The consideration is $10,846. This is to satisfy an old debt.

A trust deed is now held by C.A. Spring, Jr., of Chicago, to the block in
which the furniture stock is kept. He holds the property in trust for the
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company which holds a mortgage against it
for six thousand dollars due November 14, 1898.

The schedule of liabilities was not filed this morning with the deed of
assignment. It is understood that the First National Bank has a claim of
about $4,600. There are also some smaller claims, but the current commercial
accounts with wholesale houses are about all satisfied.


The mission services at St. James Catholic church this week are quite
generally attended by people of the Catholic faith and by a great many who
are non-Catholic in belief. The addresses are delivered by Rev. Father
Moeller and Boarman of the St. Louis University. These speakers are men of
great ability and reputation as lecturers. The services are held both in the
forenoon and evening. The mission will close Sunday evening.


---On Thursday afternoon at 3:45 of cerebro spinal meningitis, Willie
F., oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred K. Miller, aged 9 years and 11 months,
after an illness of two weeks.

Willie was a bright promising boy, ever kind to his playmates, obedient to
his parents and a general favorite with all. His death is a sad blow to his
parents and he will be sadly missed by his playmates. The funeral was held
Sunday afternoon from the house, 823 Howard street.


Mrs. Robert Douglas, of Glasgow, arrived last Tuesday for a visit of several
months with her daughter and son, Mrs. A.E. Johnson and A.C. Douglas. Her
trip across the ocean was a stormy one, but she arrived safely in New York
and started for Iowa after a short visit with friends in the metropolis.


To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Levins, of LeMars, Tuesday, October 6, a girl.


On October 10, 1871, Mr. George Kuhn and Miss Rosa Foser were united in the
bonds of holy matrimony, Rev. H. Kleinsorge officiating. The 25th
Anniversary of this event came on Saturday last and in the evening a number
of their friends surprised them at their home. The surprise was a complete
success on the unsuspecting couple, but they got over their scare in a short
time and everyone was made to feel at home. Rev. Kleinsorge, who officiated
at the wedding, was also present and made a few appropriate remarks, reading
to them the original license, closing with an original poem and presented
them in behalf of their friends with silver knives, forks and spoons. A few
hours were spent very happily together and as the friends parted, wishing
them long life and happiness to Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn, they expressed the desire
to meet again to celebrate the golden anniversary.


Mrs. Dwight, of Marcus, mother of Dr. W.H. Dwight, of LeMars, died last
night at the home of her son in LeMars. She was taken ill yesterday morning.
The members of the family were summoned and all were at her bed side when
the end came. Dr. Dwight, of Cherokee, drove to LeMars from that place
through the mud yesterday, changing teams four times on the road.


Mrs. S. Lacker and children, who have been visiting with their many friends
and relatives in this vicinity, returned to their home last week at Waverly,

Mrs. Robert Blecker and son, of Ponca, Neb., are here on a visit.

John Schindel and G.F. Spies, of Melbourne, attended the Berner-Dobbert

Rev. E. Mueler, of LeMars, will speak at the Melbourne church Friday
evening, October 9, and tell us about the K.L.C.E. convention he attended at
Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The K.L.C.E. of Melbourne will have election of officers next Sunday

MERRILL: (From the Record)

Mrs. Emma Stinton, of Geneva, Neb., is visiting at the Wm. Frost residence.

J.F. Varner, of Kingsley, visited his sister, Mrs. G.W. Kliver, yesterday.

The property known as the Mertes block changed hands today. John and Nick
Gengler having bought the entire block. Will Veidt will remain in the
building he has occupied for some time. John Gengler will operate the
Merchants Hotel and livery barn.

REMSEN: (From the Bell.)

Miss Mary Nemmers of LeMars is visiting the Misses Lena and Mary Hoffman
this week.

A young boy, who is a stranger here lost last Sunday a black pocket book
near the lumberyards. It contained a bank draft for $20, a $10 bill and some
silver. The boy is poor and hopes that the honest finder will leave the
pocket book for him at this office.

A party of five couples gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ellis last
Tuesday evening and a most enjoyable time was had by all. The evening was
spent in card playing, dancing and other innocent games. Refreshments were
served during the evening to which all did justice. Towards midnight they
repaired to their respective homes more than pleased with the evening's

STRUBLE: (From the Times.)

H.F. Renicker returned Wednesday from a week's visit at his old home at
Carthage. Mr. Henry Millard was in charge of the elevator.

Geo. Marsh, of Sioux City, is contemplating moving his broom factory to
Struble if a suitable building can be secured. We are personally acquainted
with Mr. Marsh and assure our people that the establishment of his factory
in this city would be no mean enterprise. Mr. Marsh says he can operate his
factory here with less expense than in Sioux City and at the same time work
a larger territory.

AKRON: (From the Tribune.)

George Ruble went to Stockton, Ill., last Monday to visit relatives and
attend the sick bed of his wife's mother, who is still prostrated from the
illness that called her daughter there six weeks ago.

This week Mr. George H. Anderson moved his stock of dry goods to Beresford,
S.D., where he will continue in business for the present. In his departure,
Akron loses a good citizen. He is a loyal man and the world could not be too
full of others of his character.

LeMars Sentinel
October 15, 1896


Tuesday morning about six o'clock John J. Burke died at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Burke, on Court street, aged nineteen years and
eight months. He was troubled with heart disease and had not been well for a
long time and for the past week has been seriously ill, although the case
was not considered dangerous until the night before his death.

The funeral services were held at St. James Catholic church on Thursday
morning at nine o'clock. The sympathy of friends will go out to the family
in this bereavement.


The question as been asked several times as to why the flag on the high
school was at half mast Tuesday. It is on account of the death of J.J.
Burke, who was one of the students of the high school.


The committees have been notified that Senator Gear will not be able to fill
any of his appointments this week. J.U. Sammis speaks at Kingsley this
evening filling Gear's appointment.


A special train came up from Cherokee Tuesday afternoon bringing friends
from Cherokee, Marcus and other points to attend the funeral of Mrs. A.H.
Dwight. Ninety-nine came up on the special train and quite a company arrived
on the regular train this morning. They attendance at the service was very

Mrs. Dwight was a woman of lovely character and was greatly beloved by her
family and friends. During her frequent visits to LeMars since the residence
of Dr. Dwight is in this city, she has formed many acquaintances here. For
nearly twenty-five years during the residence of the family in Marcus, she
gathered around her a large circle of friends who will deeply mourn her
sudden death. Last Monday she came to LeMars for a test and for a visit with
her son and his wife. She had not been well for a long time, but none of the
family thought that she was in any danger. On Saturday she was worse than
usual but was up and around. On Sunday morning she rose as usual in the
morning but was taken worse and found it necessary to take to her bed in the
forenoon. She lived only until 11 o'clock Sunday night.

Mrs. Dwight was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, May 10, 1843; her maiden
name was Susan Kepner. She came to Iowa with her parents when ten years of
age and later removed with them to Rockford, Illinois. She was married to
A.H. Dwight at Beloit, Wisconsin, May 12, 1867. They moved to Marcus, Iowa,
April 10, 1872, where their home has since been. Two sons, Dr. W. H. Dwight
of LeMars and Dr. Charles F. Dwight of Cherokee, with the father survive
her. The funeral services will be held at the home of Dr. Dwight on Tuesday
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Miss Safford, of Sioux City, will, it is
expected, take charge of the services. She will be buried in the LeMars


Yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock Mr. James N. Good died very suddenly at
his home in LeMars. He had been in poor health for a long time, but had been
able to go around town and no serious results were expected by the family.
On the day of his death, he was around as usual in the morning. He ate
dinner and talked of going up town, but he was taken with a pain in his
shoulder and walked out in the door yard a few minutes. After going back
into the house, he sat down for a few minutes on the lounge and then walked
into his bedroom and expired.

The deceased was born in Scotland nearly seventy years ago. When young, he
moved to the Providence of Ontario, Canada, and lived there until about
fourteen years ago when he came to LeMars and bought a farm. He was a farmer
during the active years of his life and was an active worker until advancing
years compelled him to retire from hard work. He has lived in LeMars for
about three years. His wife and seven children, all grown, survive him. Two
of the children, a son and daughter, are at home, and the others are married
and live away from LeMars. All of the family were at home at the funeral
Thursday afternoon, which was conducted by Rev. A.Z. Macgogney, of the First
Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased was a regular attendant.


A pleasant wedding reception was given Tuesday night at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Wheatley on Eagle street. Fifty or sixty prominent people of the city
were present and greatly enjoyed the wedding festivities that were kept up
until a late hour.


We desire to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly extended their
aid and sympathy during the sad trial through which we have just passed.
~Mr. and Mrs. F.K. Miller.

By our Correspondents and from Exchanges.

POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)

Several of our people went to Sioux City Friday to hear and see W.J. Bryan.
A good many were obliged to remain until the next day on account of the bad
weather we suppose.

Clarence, the five-month old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Williamson
died Monday afternoon of inflammation of the bowels. The little fellow was
only sick a few hours and passed away very quietly. It was a great shock to
the parents, who have the sympathy of all in their loss. The body was taken
to Sloan for burial.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Nesbit, of Leeds, visited over Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wm.

Mrs. James Pavlovic began teaching in the home school Monday.

Mrs. S. Albright, who has rented the Shaefer farm for next year, is moving
on the place.

Miss Tena Baker went to Sioux City Monday to do sewing.

Miss Hattie Pearson is contemplating attending the LeMars Normal this

Chas. Slocum is digging a cistern for Mr. Heider.

Lizzie Hansel is visiting her sister in Sioux City for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Morehead, of South Dakota, visited the family of D.M.
Baker a few days last week on their way home from conference.

Henry Harris is picking corn for T. Clarey. Henry says he will stay in
Plymouth County until after election and help McKinley by one vote.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis, of Sioux City, are helping Mrs. Bell on the farm.

Grandma Harroun is visiting at the home of M. Welliver.

Corn picking has begun in good earnest. Farmers say it will go about fifty
bushels per acre.

AKRON: (From the Register)

Mrs. W.B. Holler departed this week for Sussex, Wyoming, where she goes to
visit with the family of her brother, Chas. E. Hall. Mr. Holler remains in
this vicinity awhile to settle his business.

L.H. Schulte, candidate on the Republican ticket for clerk of the courts,
was in the city one day this week getting acquainted with his political
friends of this vicinity.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Robinson, Thursday, a boy.

Lowell S. Lillibridge and Miss Charlotte Eno were united in marriage,
October 1, at the home of the bride in Egan, S.D.

John Renras, living with Henry Luschen, attempted to commit suicide last
night. In company with Mr. Luschen he had been to Chatsworth Thursday
afternoon and returning in the evening, repaired after supper to the home of
a neighbor, Henry Seeman, where he became engaged in some sort of a personal
discussion which lead to his threatening to shoot himself. He drew a
revolver and pointed it at his breast while in the house, but concluded that
he would step outside to commit the deed. Mrs. Seeman and her daughter, who
were in the room, had no idea that he was in earnest but no sooner was he
outside the door than he fired two shots, one flying wild and the other
striking him just over the heart but hitting a rib and glancing downward.
Dr. Ciley was immediately summoned and found the patient in a precarious
condition but conscious. His recovery is doubtful but he does not appear to
wish to recover since he has attempted since the shooting to get hold of the
revolver again.

KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)

Rev. Mr. Shoemaker preached his introductory sermon in the M.E. church
Sunday morning to a fair sized audience. Rev. Mr. Cole went to
Correctionville to take charge of the church services on Sunday and will
move his family there this week.

The T.M. Zink meeting on Saturday evening proved to be quite satisfactory to
the silver forces. The weather was very bad and the night was dark and
stormy, but for all that the rink was well filled and the meeting was a
success and he was cheered at every point.

Dr. Wilder and wife returned from Illinois on Saturday morning where they
have been on a visit for some days.

I.S. Knowles returned from Lake View the last of the week where he has been
duck shooting for a few days.

Rev. Mr. Conrad, Hans Clausen and George Knowles were in attendance at a
district meeting of the Congregational church at Aurelia last week.

E.M. Cathcart has a call to preach in northern Minnesota at a place called
Grove Lake in Pike county. His call comes from the M.E. conference and he is
to receive $500 a year and parsonage furnished. He and family will move
there at once.

Wm. Tallman and Edith Dean went to Leeds to visit with Mr. Tallman's parents
a few days returning on Sunday.

J.M. Higgins has gone to Nebraska to trade his hotel property for a farm.

Mason Foft returned from Nebraska where he has been looking after his farm.

The Republicans on Saturday evening held a caucus and put in nomination a
township ticket as follows: For Justice of the Peace, E. Henderson and J.S.
Ellis; constables, James Dean and Ray Stevens; assessor, F. Herron; trustee,
Mr. Enos.

HINTON: (Special Correspondence)

Sheriff Herron of LeMars was here on business Monday.

About a dozen of our townsmen went to see and hear Wm. J. Bryan at Sioux
City last Friday.

G.E. Held went to LeMars Monday where he expects to attend the Normal the
remainder of the school year.

The political speech at the town hall Monday night by J.U. Sammis of LeMars
was well attended and all seemed well pleased except a few of our free
silver friends.

P.H. Diehl, G.A. Sammis and George McLain were also among the company from
LeMars Monday night, returning on the Omaha flyer at 10.

P.J. Conway, of Remsen, was transacting business in this vicinity the past
few days.

All those interested in the organization of the literary society at this
place are requested to meet at the Hinton school house Wednesday evening,
October 21, at 8 o'clock p.m. A short program will be prepared for that

MERRILL: (Special Correspondence)

John and Nick Gengler purchased the Nick Mertis block last week. John
Gengler and family moved into his new business Friday. Nick will stay on the

Mrs. G. Berner is on the sick list.

D. Berner expects to move into the G. Berner Sr., homestead next Monday.

Geo. Irwin lost about 185 head of hogs by cholera, 23 head were ready for
market weighing about 250 pounds each. Does farming pay?

H. Schindel marketed six loads of fine hogs here Monday.

Mr. Putnam has rented the George Irwin farm.

A large crowd gathered at the Nigg farm last Tuesday evening to hear Mr.
Rahn, but were disappointed as he did not come.

Wheat and corn is being drawn in.

Mr. Kass, who lives southeast of Merrill, is talking of moving to LeMars
this fall.

G. Berrer's Jr., new house is nearly completed. George Fucht, of this place,
is doing the plastering and Mr. Berner will move into his new place
Saturday, October 17.

Rev. Mr. Kliver preached his farewell sermon Sunday morning.

Rev. Mr. Pratt, of Sioux City, filled the Rev. Mr. Kliver pulpit Sunday

HUNGERFORD: (Special Correspondence)

August Prust, of LeMars, made a business trip in this vicinity last week.

Charlie Rodemacker of Doon visited his parents and attended the Kunkel and
Beck wedding last week.

The following is a list of candidates for office on the Republican ticket in
this township: J.H. Claney, assessor; Henry Schneider Sr., clerk; H.R.
Beck, trustee; Walter Pearson, justice of peace of Hinton; C.E. Chaney,
justice of the peace of James station; W. Madden, constable at Hinton; S.B.
Creamer constable at James; Chas. Root, road supervisor first district; Joe
Jaener, supervisor second district; James Woolworth, supervisor third
district. The following were nominated on the Democratic ticket: W. Madden,
constable at James; J.R. Young, justice of the peace at James; Walter
Pierson, justice of the peace at Hinton; Philip Held Jr., clerk; Bartlett
Luce, trustee; W. Paper, assessor.

Mr. Joe Krier is reported to be very sick at his home.

Mr. Perry Sager returned from Michigan last week, where he has been some
time for his health.

O'LEARY: (Special Correspondence)

Mrs. Lew Lehner and children returned recently from an extended visit with
relatives in Cascade, Iowa.

Mr. Armond, of Gaza, visited a few with his brother-in-law, Peter Steele,
while on his way to see to his land in Nebraska.

Mrs. Munro returned Wednesday from her visit in Sioux City and Canton, S.D.

Mrs. Ed Chesley arrived Saturday from South Dakota to remain a few weeks
with her sister, Mrs. W.S. Posson.

Allen Semple is now working for J.B. Carpenter.

Will Eyers, Albert Stokes, James Mase and Ward Silver were among the
passengers from LeMars to Sioux City last Friday.

The Democrats held a caucus in school house No. 2 Monday evening to nominate
candidates for township offices.

O'Leary people were glad to meet Henry Hamer of Nebraska, formerly of this
township, in Sioux City Friday. His son, Omer, accompanied him.

W.S. Posson and L.S. Inglett were among the number who drove to Leeds in the
rain Friday and took the car for Sioux City.

Little Mary Madsen has been sick the past week.

Arthur Goldy is digging a cave for G.W. Phillips.

Bert Boom and Tom Maxwell are shelling seven thousand bushels of corn for
Mr. Summers and another man near him this week.

Will Eyres has given up going to Minnesota with his threshing outfit.

Mrs. Hector Campbell, of LeMars, is visiting her sisters in this vicinity.

While driving home from O'Leary, Thursday Minnie Reynolds' horse became
unmanageable and ran away. Miss Minne and Grannie Harvey, who was riding
with her, were thrown out, but not seriously injured. The horse went on home
with the broken buggy.

Frank Pinney is shelling a large crib of corn for G.W. Hoyt this week.

Zack Eyres is now building a barn on the Pearce farm where he has completed
a new house.

On account of the rain and consequent mud, word was sent to Miss Wernli of
LeMars, not to come out to O'Leary last Sunday, but if the weather will
permit, she will be at the Presbyterian church Sunday, October 18, at 3 p.m.
All are again invited to come and sing.

CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)

Mr. and Mrs. Klampe and Miss Clara Klampe, of Sibley, are visiting at the
home of A. Kehrberg this week.

Mr. Miller, of Illinois, is visiting his brother, Herman Miller, of this

The school district supper of Miss Burkett's school will be given at the
home of Wm. Uthe next Monday night for the benefit of the library.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Miller October 7, a girl.

Mrs. Lentz has been staying with her daughter near Remsen for several weeks.

Word was received that Bishop Escher could not come here, he being obliged
to go to Texas at that time.

CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)

J.W. Myers was calling in the vicinity of Crathorne lately.

Miss Hattie Wearne and Miss Gertrude Plumb, Akron teachers, were callers
here on Friday.

Miss Annie Redmon commenced her fall term of school at Grant township Center
school on Monday.

Neil Robertson was an Akron visitor on Tuesday.

Attorney Adams was a Crathorne called on Tuesday.

Pat Coffee was out looking after his farm joining the city on Tuesday.

A very pleasant party was held Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Lakings. Music and singing and a very fine lunch were served.

Married, by Rev. T. Myers on Wednesday, October 7, Mr. James Eilers and Miss
Rena Seibens, both of Washington township. Miss Seibens is the only daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Seiben Seibens and was raised here in our midst and is
highly esteemed by her friends. Mr. Eilers is a promising young farmer.
Friends wish them a long and prosperous life.

Now for the benefit of inquiring friends, I will in brief give a description
of the city of Crathorne. It is situated on the northeast quarter of Section
12, eight miles west and one mile north of LeMars. On the corner of Main and
Sixth streets you will find the city grocery run by A.G. Blakeway, with a
general stock of dry goods and clothing and hardware, always pays market
price for butter and eggs. The post office is also to be found within the
capacious walls of Blakeway's store. Next place of business just west of the
grocery is Whisson, the blacksmith, ready to mend, weld or solder. There are
four dwellings within one block of the store and at the arrival of the
eastern mail the streets have a lively appearance.

LeMars Sentinel
October 19, 1896

By Our Correspondents and from Exchanges

KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)

J.U. Sammis, of LeMars, addressed a large audience from a Republican point
of view last evening at the rink. A torch light procession paraded the
streets headed by the Kingsley band. A feature of the parade was a crowd of
girls with golden crowns upon their heads and dressed in white and headed by
the drum corps marching in the parade. The rink was full to overflowing
with ladies, girls and boys with all shades of political beliefs. Mr. Sammis
always is greeted with a fine audience in Kingsley.

The Republican Club have fitted up the old Cunningham saloon building for a
club room in which they will hold their meetings.

The Bryan Free Silver club of Garfield will hold a meeting on Saturday
evening next in the rink.

Joe Larmon has gone on a business trip to be absent three or four days.

Charles Whitmer has moved into George Phelps' new residence while Mr. Phelps
and wife are absent in southern California where they are going to look
after an estate left by Mr. Phelp's brother, who died there some months ago.

Rev. Mr. Dick of the U.B. church has returned from conference and will
remain here another year. He is building a study in connection with the

Rev. Mr. Gates and wife are holding revival meetings in the First Methodist

Mrs. Brookmiller is attending the state meeting of the W.C.T.U. and the Y's
at Boone this week as a delegate from the Kingsley organizations.

George Krapfle has just returned from the eastern part of the state where he
has been a few days.

Rev. E.M. Cathcart has moved his household goods to Minnesota and his wife
and family will join him in a few days.

AKRON: (From the Tribune)

John Kidder and wife, of Fayette county, Iowa, were visiting their
relatives, the Raish family, during the past week, returning home last

Ellen Watmough, of Akron, went to LeMars last Tuesday where she has secured
a situation in the home of Mr. A. A. C. Colledge.

Mrs. Gibson departed Tuesday for Han's Peak, Colo., where her husband, Wm.
Gibson, has taken a homestead with the intention of making their home in
Colorado. Their daughters, Mattie and Clara, remain in Akron for the purpose
of going to school. The people of Akron will miss Mr. and Mrs. Gibson, but
they many friends wish them prosperity in their new home.

MERRILL: (From the Record)

On Oct. 14, 1866, near Potosi, Wisc., occurred the marriage of Miss M. Foltz
and Robert M. Crouch. The event was celebrated again yesterday.

Chris Kremer left Tuesday morning for a visit at New Hartford, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Patterson returned last Friday morning from Momence, Id.

John Adams, candidate for county attorney, visited our people yesterday.
All the fault we find with John is, he is on the wrong ticket.

A. Hubert, the shoemaker, and family moved to LeMars the first of the week.
Mr. Hubert will go into the sewing machine business in the above city.

While operating a corn sheller Tuesday, Detrich Winter, Sr., got his hand
caught in the elevator and had a large piece of the inner side of his fore
finger taken away. Had the horses not stopped immediately a far worse
accident would probably have happened.

Prof. J. W. Wernli, county superintendent, was visiting the city schools
yesterday. He finds them in first class shape and everything is running
along smoothly.

G.W. Irwin has been reading the Nasby letters so long that he has concluded
he would like to be a Nasby himself and having great confidence in the
election of McKinley this fall, he has rented his beautiful farm to a Mr.
Putnam. We presume George will soon moved to town so that he can emulate the
celebrated post master of the confederate X roads.

LeMars Sentinel
October 22, 1896

By Our Correspondents and from Exchanges

AKRON: (From the Register)

John Adams was in the city Tuesday on business connected with his office of
county attorney. It might be interesting to note that he settled the case
without expense to the county. John makes the county expenses as light as
possible every time.

The G.A.R. campfire was a social and financial success the enjoyment of the
evening reaching ahead of the receipts which were $22.85. Kittie Gardner
spoke a piece entitled, "Our Heroes," and Weipple Burnett, one entitled,
"Sand." There were addresses by Rev. W.H. Swartz, George A. Jeffers, U.B.
Kenason and Cammander Kennedy.

KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)

J.A. Dewey returned from Chicago on Saturday from a flying trip of business.

Mrs. W.P. Groseback and Miss Leona Thayer went to Washta on Sunday.

Died, Sunday morning at 1 o'clock, John Gaspar, at the family residence in
Kingsley after an illness of four weeks. The funeral will take place from
the Catholic church on Tuesday, at 10 o'clock, conducted by the pastor,
Father O'Riley. Mr. Gasper was about 44 years of age at the time of his
death and leaves a wife and two children besides several brothers and
sisters to mourn his loss. John, as he was familiarly known, was one of
Kingsley's first residents, in fact he came to Quorn before Kingsley was
thought of and has been engaged in business all these years, first with his
brother as partners and for the past eight years owning a business of his
own; therefore he had become a familiar figure in the business circles of
this county and will be greatly missed by his hosts of friends. He was of a
quiet, sturdy industrious life, never making any fuss, but always found in
the line of his commercial duties. Mr. Gaspar was a devoted Catholic in
religion and no doubt will meet its rewards. He met death in the prime of
life and passed away peacefully. Kingsley has lost a sturdy business man,
his family a loving husband and father and the family and friends have the
sympathy of the entire county.

The Garfield Bryan Silver club organized on Saturday evening, at which time
a large number of the members were present. C.E. Smith was elected
president; Walter Scott, vice president; A. Murray, secretary; W.P.
Grosebeck, treasurer. An executive committee consisting of J.C. Cottrell,
C.C. Bowers, and James Conrady were elected, committee on speakers, W.P.
Grosebeck, John Warner, and Milt Oberholtzer, committee on parade, Phil
Boyle, Ed Stevens and George Kraptle. Headquarters will be opened in the
James Nichals building on Main street, at once. The club will meet again on
Saturday evening. A good campaign fund was subscribed and a good speaker
and a big rally may be expected before election day.

HUNGERFORD: (Special Correspondence)

Joe Krier, who was reported very sick at his home last week, is around

Quite a number of our politicians went to Hinton to attend the speech made
by Hon. J.U. Sammis, of LeMars. He announced that he would speak again some
time in the near future.

Misses Tillie and Gertie Barels visited with their parents in this vicinity
on Sunday.

Quite a number of our young people attended the dance at Hinton last Friday
evening. They reported having spent an enjoyable evening.

Robert McArthur will close his school next week for a month's vacation
during corn husking. He reported having had a successful term.

J.E. Barels was a Sioux City visitor last week.

R. Sherrills and Frank Karker intend going to Nebraska on a hunting
expedition soon.

Robert Sherrills and Miss Rose Mathwigs are Sioux City visitors this week.

Frank Karker will entertain his friends next Saturday evening in the way of
a dance. The dance at the home of Peter Casper, Jr., last evening was
pronounced one of the best successes of the season.

Andrew Casper announced himself as independent candidate for road supervisor
of the third district.

E. Phillipps will leave for Storm Lake next week.

Corn husking will be in full sway this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Geecy who were recently married have commenced house keeping on
the farm belonging to Henry Prust.

The party given by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Casper last Sunday afternoon and
evening was a decided success.

Joe and James Barels were in LeMars last week.

There are now three candidates for road supervisor of the third district.
They are James Woolworth, Republican; Henry Idiker, Democrat; and Andrew
Casper, Independent. They are all working hard for the office and it is
pretty hard to say who will get it.

There remains about a month's threshing in this vicinity.

HINTON: (Special Correspondence)

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Mary Ellison and Mr. Swanson.

The Melbourne, Stanton, and LeMars K.L.C.E. societies of the United
Evangelical church are preparing for their union meeting which they will
have at LeMars, Nov. 23.

Married, Wm. Rodsmacher, of this place, and Miss Konk'e of Neptune.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. D. Winter, Jr., October 7, a daughter.

Quarterly meeting at the Melbourne church, November 1, Rev. Wm. Jones of
LeMars will conduct the meetings.

The following officers of the K.L.C.E. of Melbourne were elected for six
months: President, H.C. Koenig; vice-president, Mrs. P. Belzer; secretary,
Rebecca Schneider; treasurer, Wm. Bogenrief; organists, Gertrude Schneider
and Christina Schneider.

POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)

Nels Rector of Salix rode out to Wm. Morse's Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Morse visited relatives in Akron Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Edna Hurlbut will start next Tuesday for Olmstead county, Minnesota.
Grandma Harroune will accompany her and probably visit near there this
winter. Miss Edna has been making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Welliver and
will be sadly missed by her young friends who all wish her much happiness in
her new home.

Mrs. Rob Crouch and Mrs. McNeal of Merrill visited relatives here the first
of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Heiden and Miss Ida Kiefer of Adaville visited at Chas. Kulbels

Mr. and Mrs. T. Donovan visited relatives in Sioux City Sunday.

Prayer meeting will be held Wednesday evening at the home of Wm. Krudwig.

A nephew of Chas. Kulbel of Anthon came up on Monday for a couple of days

We hear that J. M. Crouch has sold his store and goods to Mr. Carpenter of
Adaville who will take possession immediately.

Henry Harris has been in Sioux City the past three days under treatment for
a dislocated ankle.

Mr. L. C. Scott of Sioux City is staying at the Bell farm.

Agnes Clarey spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

Joe Edge, who lived on the farm now occupied by Chas. Wenham a few years ago
but lately has been living near Leeds, is dead.

The funeral of little Clarence Williamson was held at Sloan Tuesday
afternoon. Those who attended from here were Mrs. J. Berger, Mrs. T.
Donovan, Mr. Wm. Morse and Mr. Wm. Klatt. The party returned Wednesday

Lee Hurt has gone to Hornick to look for work.

Sam Hurt did business at Sargeants Bluff the first of the week.

Wm. Morse did business at Richland, S.D., Thursday.

Nellie Williamson who has been spending some time with relatives at Sloan
returned with her parents Wednesday.

The Ladies Aid will meet next time with Mrs. Ed Swanson.

Adolph Pavlovic has been having the school house in his district replastered
and painted on the inside.

Tom Parrot of Sioux City is husking corn for H. Williamson.

Rev. F.B. Styhles of Happy Hollow preached here last Sunday. Our new
pastor, Rev. Mr. Astleford, will preach his first sermon here November 1. He
will be here this week Wednesday; he comes from Odebolt.

A number of young people enjoyed themselves at a leap year dance at the home
of Chas. Wolf on Friday evening.

There was a free silver rally at the Potosia school house Friday evening.
F.G. Wills and J.C. Calhain of LeMars were speakers. The speeches were good,
but not much interest was manifest and we did not hear of any converts.

W.A. Cottrell of LeMars was electioneering here Thursday and Friday.

David Bruse of Sioux City will work for J. Walker this winter.

John Kenyon visited in Sioux City last week.

Miss Mamie Crew who has been staying with Mrs. Bell for some time went to
Sioux City Friday.

Mrs. Henry Bock has received a telegram stating that her brother, Mr.
Calbers, had died of dropsy. Mr. Calbers was an old citizen of this place,
having lived here on his farm for years, until last year, he sold out and
with his family moved to Minnesota.

Mrs. Patterson of Merrill visited her daughter, Mrs. Frank Crouch, last

The little boy of Mr. and Mrs. F. Crouch was quite sick the last of the week
with sore throat.

CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)

Mrs. W.H. Briggs and daughter were visiting at Mr. R. Goldie's on Wednesday.
Miss Blanche secured the Hoffman school for the winter term.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weinheimer of Merrill were visiting at John McGilory's on

Mr. and Mrs. Strong have returned from their year's visit in Pennsylvania
and are now at home with Mr. Strong's parents in Preston township.

George Brandon made a fast trip on wheel to Peter Karlson's on Thursday with
telegram announcing the death of Mr. Karlson's brother's wife at
Estherville. Peter Karlson and brother Jesse and Mr. and Mrs. Nic Molsen
took early morning train on Friday to attend the funeral on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Grimes of LeMars were visiting at the home of C.A. Stephens.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ford of Portland township were visiting at C.A. Stephen's,
Washington township.

Miss Edna Baker of LeMars has been visiting at the home of C.A. Stephens for
a few days and is trying to organize a music class.

John Norris and wife visited Sunday at A.G. Blakeway's.

Miss Mary Ross has returned home from Adaville.

The hail adjusters are settling losses in this vicinity.

O'LEARY: (Special Correspondence)

Rev. J.T. Smith moved his family up from Sioux City last week and is now
nicely settled in the Mt. Hope parsonage. He preaches at Mt. Hope every
Sunday morning and evening and in the Henry township M.E. church every
Sunday afternoon.

Willie, Ralph and Roy Gosting visited relatives in Westfield recently.

Miss Wallis of Merrill who had a class of a few pupils in music near O'Leary
has moved to Leeds and will not come this far to teach.

Miss Gertie Richardson is just getting able to be out of the house after
several weeks sickness.

James Wilkinson of LeMars was buying cattle in this vicinity last Friday.

The Mt. Hope Missionary society met this month with Mrs. James Lindsay.

Bert Boom visited his brother John in Garfield township last Wednesday.

John Pinney shelled corn for Adam Clarke and Wm. West this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gosting and Miss Alice visited with relatives in Sioux
City last week.

Grandma Mase is visiting her grandson, Ed Bride, in Kingsley this week.

Mrs. Evarts has been sick the past week at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
J.B. Carpenter.

Mr. Eastlake went to Sioux City Sunday to attend the funeral of his sister.

Miss Dora Pearce has returned from her visit in Huron, S.D., and will remain
with relatives here several weeks before returning home in Illinois. She is
now visiting Mrs. J.S. Hoyt.

Ahmann Bros. of Remsen are enlarging the house on the Clarke farm occupied
by Charles Webster.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Hoyt visited Saturday in Sioux City and Sunday with
relatives in Merrill.

All the people who were present enjoyed and appreciated Miss Wernli's help
in singing at the Presbyterian church last Sunday.

Candidates for Union township offices are as follows: Republican, R.G. Smith
and John Pinney, justices of the peace; Mott Henry, trustee; Ed Ames,
assessor; and C.D. Herron, clerk. Democrats as far as learned, James Mase,
trustee; W.S. Posson, assessor; and David Tucker, clerk.

CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)

Miss Emma Hetzel, of Nebraska, is visiting at Churchville and is the guest
of Mrs. L.F. Smith.

Miss Clara Klampe and grandparents returned to their home near Sibley this

The school sociable held at the home of Wm. Uthe was well attended. About
one hundred people assembled and all report a very good time.

The musical entertainment given by Lottie Wallace, of Merrill, and her
scholars was held at the Emanuel church Wednesday evening.

Mr. Marks and family, of Nebraska, are expected here next week for a visit
and then intend moving to their farm north of LeMars.

LeMars Sentinel
October 26, 1896


The Popocrats had a speech Friday evening and were addressed by Mr. J.
Culhain, of LeMars. The meeting was quite “windy” and statements made that
couldn’t be proved. A good Sioux township Republican took them up and showed
our Popocrat friend where his theories were false such as Blaine was for
free and unlimited coinage and other errors. All in all our friend, instead
of educating the people, went home better informed than when he came.

The Miller Bros., of Adaville, are thrashing in this neighborhood. They run
through from 18 to 24 stacks per day.

Rev. Mr. Bond is the Methodist minister who will preside here this year.

H.G. Codd’s mother, who has been spending the autumn months with her son of
this place, started Friday for her home in England.

Next Friday evening, October 30, the people of this place will be addressed
from the Republican standpoint by J.U. Sammis, of LeMars. Everybody come
and hear the greatest orator of Northwestern Iowa. The McKinley Glee Club
will be on hand and give some up-to-date songs.

Geo. McLain, county recorder, passed through town Friday of last week.

REMSEN: (From the Bell)

Landlord John Hoffmann has just finished digging 1400 bushels of potatoes.
John says his boarders will not have to starve this winter.

Mr. M. Schumacher, who has lived at in Remsen for many years, left with his
family last Tuesday to make a future home in Amans, Iowa county, Iowa.

HANCOCK: (Special Correspondence)

Died, at the home of Mrs. J.H. Crowell on October 20, 1896, her father,
Timothy Fursee, of old age and other complications. Mr. Fursee was stricken
with paralysis about four years ago. Since the death of his wife, he has
made his home at his daughter’s where he died. He has been speechless and
helpless as an infant since the stroke, which made life a burden to him. He
was said to have weighted about 300 pounds part of the time during his
illness, but at his death he had been much reduced in weight. Rev. R.W.
Jamison preached the funeral service at the home Wednesday afternoon, after
which a large cortège accompanied the remains to the Perry cemetery, six
miles east of his home. He leaves five daughters and two sons, all of whom
are grown and married. The sons and two daughters were present at the last.
Fursee was an old timer in Hancock and for many years lived on the Dakota

Rev. R.W. Jamison and Rev. Mrs. Nichols will soon commence a protracted
effort at the school house.

James Kennedy, of Sioux City, treated the people of hereabouts with a fine
political speech on the issues of this campaign at No. 3 on the 17th. Mr.
Kennedy is no child at this, he handled the question with much force and

Charlie Clason had a boil lanced a short time ago, since which time blood
poisoning has been feared.

Cris Clason is building a fine residence and other buildings. He has bought
the Quint farm where he has been living for some years.

LeMars Sentinel, October 29, 1896

O'LEARY: (Special Correspondence)

Findley Cattnach, of Fairmont, Minn., drove down and visited a few days with
friends last week.

G.W. Phillips dug seven hundred and fifty bushels of potatoes from seven
acres of ground.

C.H. Sibley, of LeMars, drove out Saturday evening with E.G. Will who made a
campaign speech in school No. 2.

Hugh Munro, of Woonsocket, S.D., arrived Saturday to visit his mother and

H.H. Wilson finished corn husking last week. Corn is said to yield from
fifty to seventy bushels per acre.

John Richardson and family are getting ready to move to southern Missouri in
early winter.

The last grain stacks in Union township was threshed last week for Pat

R.S. Eyres is painting the new house on the Pearce farm.

Emmet Semple, of Merrill, visited Sunday with G.W. Phillips and family.

Mrs. E.A. Post has gone to visit three weeks with her mother in Shabbona,

The ladies of the Presbyterian Missionary society will hold a public Praise
service the Sunday morning before Thanksgiving.

W.J. Smith's potato digger was not a decided success at first, but an expert
was sent for and now the machine does good work.

Mr. McLain has moved his barn across the Main street of O'Leary to the land
owned by George Farrell. Mr. McLain will also move his store to the corner

Miss Grace Smith will attend the LeMars Normal school this winter.

Many of the old neighbors and friends of Mrs. Britt attended the funeral
last Thursday at the Catholic church in Lincoln township. Three priests
conducted the services and a large concourse of people followed the remains.

F.M. Roseberry, of LeMars, will deliver a Republican speech at the school in
district No. 2 Monday evening, November 2.

CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)

Charles Sperling, of LeMars, was a Crathorne caller on Monday.

Pat Coffee, of LeMars, came out to his farm on Tuesday to repair some of the

Rev. Bisby, of LeMars, filled the pulpit at Plymouth church on Sunday as
Rev. Mueller could not be present.

A.G. Blakeway and family and Mrs. C.A. Stephens spent Sunday in LeMars.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Erickson was taken by surprise by a crowd of
about one hundred friends on Monday evening it being the birthday of Mrs.
Erickson. A very delightful evening was spent with music and singing and out
door games. At a late hour, a most sumptuous supper was served, where all
did justice.

The McGilvery home has been greatly improved by a fresh coat of paint.


Two Union soldiers went down on the train from LeMars this morning on
purpose to shake hands with Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner. One of the men was
Mr. Black, of Ireton. He said that he went into the ditch that surrounded
the rebel works at Bowling Green, Kentucky, just after Buckner and his men
went out in full retreat on the other side. He did not have a chance to
shake hands with the general at that time as the johnnies would not wait for

Wm. Swanzey, of LeMars, said that he was at Donnelson and helped to guard
Buckner and his men after they surrendered when Grant won his first laurels
at that place. He could not shake hands with Buckner at that time, but he
will shake hands with him today. He said that he wanted to go to Sioux City
to congratulate Buckner on being made of the right kind of stuff. He stayed
at Donnelson with his men and surrendered with them like a brave men,
instead of running away as his superior officers did, when they found defeat
and capitulation was inevitable. Both of these older veterans who wear the
iron buttons spoke very highly of the chivalric courage of the brave
southern general whom they fought in the '60s. They will be glad to meet him
today as their friend and a true American citizen now that time has wiped
away all the bitterness and the sectionalism that grew out of the Great


The friends of Mrs. C.T. Adamson will be glad to know that she is improving
rapidly in health.

Every lady in LeMars is invited to come to headquarters in the Flaugher
building on election day and cast their ballot.

Mrs. Walter Baily will give a musical entertainment at the Presbyterian
church next Friday evening. Admission ten and fifteen cents.

Ladies don't forget to vote on election day. All of the returns will be
brought to the ladies' headquarters and the ladies will serve warm oyster
stews all evening.

Dinner and supper by the ladies of the Congregational church will be served
election day. Oysters served all evening. Ladies will vote and returns from
the election will be brought during the entire evening. Just the place to
spend the evening of November 3, 1896.


Justice Kain's court was engaged Tuesday in considering the cases of Tim and
George McCarthy, of the southwest part of Plymouth County, who were brought
to LeMars on an information sworn by George Trumacker. The complaining
witness was afraid that the prisoners would pound him and injure him

The case against Tim was finally settled and the one against George was


Justice Jones considered the case of Carl VanDyke and John Winn Tuesday.
Three boys were arrested by Marshal Molampy on a complaint that they had
smashed windows and used indecent and abusive language to a man and his wife
over in the west part of town. The parties agreed that they would take
charge of the boys and would see to it that no more damage was done.


The funeral of John Adams' youngest child, the infant son, Arthur, was held
from the house Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. S.C.
Gaynor, of the St. George's Episcopal church. The death occurred Sunday
morning, of dropsy.


From Monday's Daily:

Attorney Hutchinson, of Orange City, was in LeMars this morning.

Judge Gaynor went to to Sibley this morning where he will hold court.

J.U. Sammis went to Hartley this morning where he will talk Republican

Mrs. A. Sartori, Mrs. Jenner and Miss Long were Sioux City passengers this

Fred Whitney left for Granville this morning and will put in a job of
plumbing in that young city.

Rev. Joel A Smith started for Chicago this morning accompanying his invalid
mother who will be met in Chicago by a sister to travel with her the rest of
the way to Ohio.

M. Wurth, W. Swanzey, J.S. Burwell and a dozen or two more Plymouth County
voters of both political parties went to Sioux City this morning to see and
hear Palmer and Buckner.

From Tuesday's Daily:

Olin Round and wife sent to Alta this morning.

Louis Petry and wife went to Sioux City this morning.

Mrs. George E. Pew was among the departures for Sioux City this morning.

Mrs. Maude Raymond, of Minneapolis, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. A.C.

Mrs. John Adams took the train this morning for Alta where she will visit
her sister for a short time.

Mrs. N.W. Beebee, Hampton, Iowa, was in LeMars yesterday to attend the
funeral of the John Adams' child.

N.S. McArthur and wife returned last night from a visit of two months with
old friends in Jackson county, Iowa.

F.E. Dwight, was the guest of his nephew, Dr. Dwight, last night. He went
away this morning and will locate soon in Fremont, Neb.

Sioux City Stylus: Mrs. Fred Burns, of LeMars, is at the Samaritan hospital
where on Thursday she underwent a successful operation for a cancer on her

Mrs. John Adams and Mrs. Frank Dier went to Alta, Iowa, today to attend the
wedding of Miss Bessie Dier and Frank Tinchell, which will take place
tomorrow evening.

C.B. Draper writes from Osage City, Kansas, to inquire about the conditions
of politics in Plymouth County . He says that his county, Osage County,
Kansas, has the strongest Populist county in Kansas, will go for McKinley
this year.

John Becker and his brother, C.H. Becker, left last night for Clayton county
where they were summoned by telegraph on account of the death of their aged
father yesterday morning. The old gentleman had been in poor health for some
time but his death was quite unexpected.

From Wednesday's Daily:

Mrs. M. Linden is visiting friends in Remsen today.

Geo. E. Loring went up to Bigelow, Minn., this morning.

John Eichhorn has been enjoying a visit from a brother-in-law, of Walnut,
this week.

A.C. Colledge went north yesterday morning to be gone for a day or two on

Henry Gallagher went over to Akron Monday to visit his brother. He was
accompanied by M.F. Hickey.

N.S. Moore, of Akron, is in LeMars today. He is red hot for Bryan and his
brother in LeMars is for McKinley.

Clarence Dier and wife and Frank Dier went to Alta this morning to attend
the wedding of Miss Bessie A. Dier, their sister.

Frank Hixson writes to LeMars friends from Colorado that he find his health
improving somewhat, but not so rapidly as he had hoped for.

Dennis Cronen has been at work near Sibley for several days putting up a
barn on his farm. It takes the place of one that was burned this fall.

Rev. Henry Blodget, of Peking, China, arrived yesterday for a visit with his
brother, John Blodget, Esq., of LeMars. The visitor has been a missionary in
China for forty years and has seen the great Chinese empire make more
advancement in general progress than was shown by a thousand years previous
to the period of the last forty years.


One of the Important Points for the Tax Payers to Consider-Look at the Last
Column of the Ballot.

In the last column on the big official ballot is the proposition submitted
to the voters in regard to the poor farm. It has been ascertained by writing
to the superintendent of the asylum at Independence that Plymouth County is
liable to be compelled to take care of ten or twenty of the incurable insane
next year. The asylums operated by the state are large, but they are

It remains for the voters to say whether they want the present plan
continued or whether they want an asylum and poor house prepared convenient
tow town so that the patients can have the care of a physician without
hiring one on a salary to remain at the poor farm all of the time.

If the hospital for the insane and the poor farm could be within one or two
or even two and a half miles from town, a physician could go out there every
day without trouble. It is hardly practical to have a physician go six and
half or seven miles into the country. The matter was quite fully discussed
by the Sentinel early in the campaign and it is not necessary to argue the
question now.

The man who wants to vote for a change will put a cross in the place
opposite the word "yes." The man who wants to vote against the proposition
will put a cross in the place opposite the word "no" on the ticket.

These marks are in addition to the usual marks to be made in voting the


Their headquarters will be opposite the Union Hotel in the handsome corner
room in the Flaugher building where the ladies of the Congregational church
and society will serve a fine dinner and supper on election day.

A booth there you'll find in silver and gold,
And ballots enough for young and for old,
A nickel you give and with pencil in hand,
A cross you will place before the name of your man.

Then your ballot you'll fold,
And with womanly air, that's not bold.
You will then deposit it with a scan,
In a box that came from far away Japan.


The member of the Baptist church and the friends of the pastor will give a
reception to the departing pastor and his wife at the residence of Wm. Clagg
Friday evening. All are cordially invited to attend.


Two strangers engaged in a fist fight on Sixth street Monday night and
Marshal Molampy gathered them in. He could not make out to hold both of them
so one escaped. The other stayed over night in the city's boudoir and paid
the usual freight the next morning for his offense. He had the cash to pay
with, so the tax payers are not out of anything on him.


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