September 23, 1897
ADVERTISING FOR A WIFE.
When there are so many beautiful girls in LeMars with all of the enchanting
feminine attractions of Cleopatra or Diana, it is strange that any young man
of the town should think it necessary to advertise in a matrimonial paper
for a wife. Why should the gay and stalwart youth want to correspond with
the damsels of Kalamazoo and Oshkosh when so much smarter and prettier young
ladies are right here at home. Indeed any public spirited citizen ought to
work to make LeMars a nursery for infant industries rather than to fly to
the attractions of the big footed, cross eyed, green haired, muddy
complexioned females with bad teeth and crooked noses who peruse the columns
of the matrimonial papers out of bleary eyes and through green goggles and
whose false teeth fall out and vitiate the atmosphere whenever they try to
raise their cracked voices to a loud tone.
Here is a smart young business man, handsome and strong. His manly form and
brawny muscles are just the kind to excite the admiration of some coy little
houri with a face like a dream and a voice like a nightingale. It must have
been bashfulness that led the LeMars youth to advertise in a paper published
in some village of the swamps of Indiana. He couldn’t have looked around at
the great attractions at home or he would not have thought for a minute of
looking for information and beauty in the fever-and-ague regions of the
Wabash river bottoms.
As a public spirited home journal, this paper is going to stand up for
LeMars. When there is a young man in town who seriously contemplates
matrimony, the home girls ought to have a chance at him first. Now girls,
get after him; his strong arms are aching for a chance to clasp you to his
loving bosom. Here is the advertisement copied from the Faithful Messenger,
a matrimonial paper published in Indiana:
“I wish to correspond with some nice wealthy girl. My age is 22, 5 feet, 150
pounds, dark hair, light eyes, work for a publishing house. ~Geo. Fluck,
FROM TUESDAY’S DAILY:
G. W. Agro is in LeMars today.
M. Tierney was a passenger to Marcus today.
Prof. Wernli and wife went west on the morning train.
Dr. Cole and wife returned this morning from their eastern trip.
F. L. Demuth went to Sioux City Monday to clerk for Davidson.
Mrs. G. A. Sammis returned last night from her visit in Des Moines.
Mrs. Metzmeirer and daughter went to Sioux City on the morning Central.
Dick Mayher and George Richardson went north on the Omaha this morning.
George E. Richardson has gone to northern Minnesota today on a land
Mrs. W. R. Fisher arrived in LeMars this morning from Polo, Illinois, to
visit Mrs. Thomas Treat.
Miss Lillian Rieke left for her home at Chicago after a pleasant visit with
H. Kluckhohn and family.
Miss Maud Keith, of Perham, Minnesota, arrived in LeMars last night to
remain in town for some time visiting friends.
Mrs. Dave Moore went north this morning. She will meet her husband at Alton
and they will go to the Twin Cities for a weeks visit.
Miss McKenna arrived yesterday from Chicago to take her position as artistic
trimmer during the fall season at Mrs. Bastian’s millinery establishment.
Mrs. Oggel and daughter, of Washington Court House, Ohio, are visiting at
the home of W. M. Clagg for a week. Mrs. Oggel is a sister of Senator
Yeoman, of Sioux City.
Rev. A. G. Zigeler, of Harrison, S. D., formerly the pastor of the Holland
church in this city, is visiting in the city among his former parishioners.
He filled the pulpit in that church Sunday. He expects to remain until