April 3, 1902
OUR COUNTY NEWS
By Our Correspondents and from Exchanges
Page 4, Column 4:
T. K. Chapman has secured the contract to carry the mail from the
post office to the depot. His bid was $255 per annum. The out going
carrier, P. Jacobson, received $250 per annum.
POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)
Roy Hurt and Miss Rosa Bones of Potosia were joined in marriage at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Bones, Wednesday, March
26, 1902, Rev. Dr. Munburn of Adaville performed the ceremony. The
young couple went to housekeeping at once on a farm the groom has rented
near Merrill. They have a host of friends in this community who will
wish them joy and happiness.
Wm. Morse and Otto Winters of Hinton was calling in our burg Sunday.
A nice social dance was given at the home of Chris Munch Saturday night,
about forty young people tripping the light fantastic until the wee
small hours of the morning. Mathwig Bros. furnished the music.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zellers Monday, March 31, 1902, a girl.
Lee and Perry Waddington of Westfield was over in this vicinity Monday.
Mrs. Jake Berger is visiting for a week with relatives in Sioux City.
The Epworth League at Hinton will give an entertainment in the M.E.
church Wednesday evening, April 2. Everybody cordially invited to
The Yoemans band will give a concert in the M.W.A. hall at Potosia
Friday night, April 4.
There will be a lecture in the Potosia school house Wednesday evening,
April 2. He will speak on fallen humanity and the late war. Admission
Miss Anna Topkins returned to her home in Sioux City Wednesday. Miss
Nellie Giles is working for Mrs. D. M. Baker.
Miss Lizzie Zellers is working for Mrs. Wm. Zellers for a few weeks.
D. M. Baker is busy getting ready to build a barn on his farm.
The dance given in the M.W.A. hall Monday night was well attended and
all report a good time.
The Daughters of Rebekah will hold a special meeting next Tuesday
MERRILL: (Special Correspondence)
Elsie Harker visited with friends in Stanton township last week.
E. R. Decker and family moved to LeMars last week. Mr. Decker sold the
farm where they have been living to Chas. Bennett of Hinton for fifty
dollars an acre.
Fern Farmer who is attending the sister's school at Marcus came home
Friday to spend her spring vacation.
At a meeting of the school board last Wednesday evening the Misses
Howes, Frost and Shoup were re-elected as teachers for the coming year. No principal was
elected as yet. Prof. Shoup having notified the board he was not a
candidate for re-election.
Mrs. Blaine Crouch left Saturday morning for a week's visit wit her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Inlay at Moville. She visited her friend, Miss
Prescott, at Sergents Bluff Saturday.
Mrs. Robert Crouch went to LeMars last Thursday to attend a surprise
party given by the ladies of the W.R.C. for Mrs. Garner.
Fred Van Court is now traveling in the interest of the Chicago
Dr. Nigg was transacting business in Nebraska and South Dakota last
Harry Stinton is visiting at the home of his uncle, Ira Stinton, in
Mr. Frank Foss enjoyed a visit from his brother of Rice, Minn., last
Mr. Jas. Lilly visited with friends at Remsen last Monday.
Miss Lillie Wienheimer left last week for Cherokee.
Mr. Shierbon was a Kingsley visitor the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schneff and children visited at the home of Mrs.
Schneff's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bauerley, at Adaville last Sunday.
Dr. Nigg returned from his trip to Nebraska and South Dakota last
Mrs. Inskeep of Danbury visited with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
the past week.
Fern Farmer who has spending her spring vacation at home returned to
school at Marcus Wednesday.
Mrs. Ed Duning visited with Merrill friends Tuesday.
The dance given in Schneff's new implement shop Monday evening by John
Ross and Will Johns was a most enjoyable affair. A large number were in
attendance and those present report a very pleasant evening.
Mrs. Leopold was a LeMars visitor Tuesday.
At the election held Monday, W.C. Peck was elected mayor, J. C. Hoke,
treasurer, J. R. Elskaup councilman on the democratic ticket, and L.
Ausman assessor, E. Fullbrook recorder, and D. Turner councilman on the
Miss Kate Godfry who teaches school in Liberty township visited Merrill
Mrs. Matt Kramer of Oyens visited relatives here Sunday.
Mrs. Anderson of Mammen visited with Merrill friends Tuesday and
Mrs. Anna Clark visited friends at Ellendale last Sunday.
Harry Sydenstryker of LeMars visited with his Merrill friends last
Mrs. R. E. Coffin was a LeMars visitor Tuesday.
Miss Lydia Harker of Sioux City visited with her parents last Tuesday.
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
W. A. Neal has rented his house here to Mrs. M. Burkhead who will now
make this her home.
Charles Jones and J. C. Button of Akron were here on business Thursday
Mrs. Sam Buchter is visiting her parents in Richland.
Mrs. Frank McDonald returned Thursday from a short visit to Sioux City.
A baby girl arrived at the home of Jim Buckingham and wife Wednesday
night of last week.
Mr. E. H. Spaulding had men at work last week enlarging his elevator
Mrs. L. M. Ball and Miss Leona Beaulieu were visiting friends in Akron
for several days last week.
A little son was born to H. E. Robinson and wife Friday night.
Jim Eastwood has been making some improvements in this barber shop.
Frank McDonald returned from his Wisconsin trip the fore part of last
Miss Grace Main is sick with measles. Dr. Cilley of Akron was called in
Hank McCaustland arrived from Sioux City Friday morning for a visit with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McCaustland.
Mrs. Vradenburg arrived from Seattle, Wash., Friday morning and will
visit a month or two with her daughter, Mrs. Milo Mills.
There was not a very large attendance at church Sunday morning owing to
the inclemency of the weather.
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Frank Crouch and mother, Mrs. Patterson, were passengers to LeMars
O. C. Teadway of Leeds was a business transactor here last Thursday.
Ed Held was a passenger to LeMars Saturday.
Miss Emma Rhoot came up from Sioux City Saturday to spend Easter at
Mrs. W. H. McNeil of Merrill visited at the home of her brother, Frank
Geo. Bender was transacting business in the county capital Saturday.
The students from this neighborhood who have been at Morningside
attending school are home for a vacation.
Mrs. Joe Richards visited at the Geo. Schneider home Monday.
Rev. Gilbert was a guest at the P. Jensen home to Easter dinner Sunday.
Roscoe Small and wife of Potosia were visiting friends here Monday.
Mr. Londergan of Marcus of the Edmunds' Elevator Co. was here Thursday
looking after their business interests.
Quite a number of the young folks from Melbourne attended church
services at the M.E. church Sunday, there being no services at Melbourne
on account of conference at LeMars.
The Missionary society that has been recently organized by the ladies of
the United Evangelical church held a very enjoyable meeting at the E.
Held home Thursday afternoon.
Earnest Bros. gave a dance in their new house on the Lessnic farm Easter
Ed Mathwig and family visited the first of the week with relatives near
Miss Edith Hancer has accepted a position in the G. W. Thompson
M. A. Bancroft, editor of the Hinton Gazette, spent Easter at his home
in Sioux City.
Miss Cora Van Dusen of Potosia visited with friends here the first of
Miss Josie Mathwig and lady friend visited at the home of her brother's
and family this week.
H. P. Schindel and wife returned to their home Monday after a few weeks'
absence, Mrs. Schindel having been sick at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Watts.
J. J. Myers of LeMars was here Tuesday in the interest of the Bowman
Mrs. M.A. Bancroft came up from Sioux City Tuesday to visit friends and
also to take part in the Epworth League entertainment.
Mrs. Phillip Held is reported confined to her home with sickness.
J. Luft went to Leeds Tuesday and got his wagon that he was having that
he was having fitted up for a peddling wagon.
Duncan Hansel has been compelled to resign his work for Wm. Richardson
on account of sickness. August Kannow is working there at present.
W. G. Pearson and J. J. Myers were at Potosia and vicinity on business
Mrs. Conrad Hauff of Potosia was a pleasant caller here Tuesday.
Fred Stevens returned to his work at Sioux City Monday after spending
Easter at home.
Wm. Geisseign of Sioux City was here Monday to secure a carpenter to
help him at the carpenter work at the city, but at present the workmen
are all busy with work here.
Geo. Watts and wife gave a very enjoyable dinner to their son LeRoy and
wife Thursday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. B.K. Harrington and
daughters, Edith and Abbie, of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Pearson and
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pritchett.
Wm. Morse went over to Potosia Monday evening to attend the ball given
in the M.W.A. hall.
F. W. Held has been drawn as juror from Hungerford township for the May
term of court.
Henry Schneider went to LeMars last week as a delegate from Melbourne to
the Evangelical conference.
At the special meeting held here Monday afternoon about twenty-five
votes were cast for an independent district.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
John Bundy left on a business trip to Geddes, S.D., last week.
Mrs. C. Norris of LeMars visited her daughter, Mrs. Campbell, last
Mrs. Wm. Meyers arrived last week from Bingham Lake, Minn.
Mrs. Geo. Foster of Carroll, Iowa, is visiting relatives and friends
Rev. Skaggs and Z. Rayburn returned Saturday evening from Chicago where
they had been with two car load of stock.
Bessie and Mae Kennedy came up from Sioux City Saturday morning to spend
vacation with their parents at this place.
Tom Owings returned last week from Gettysburg, S.D., where he has been
engaged in farming the past two years.
The many friends of Mrs. Chas. Pinney are sorry to learn of her severe
illness and hope for a speedy recovery.
Mrs. C. A. Kennedy and children left Monday morning for Waterloo, Neb.,
after several week's visit with relatives here.
The death of Grandpa Haviland occurred at the home of his son, A.J.
Haviland, Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held at the home
Wednesday at 3 o'clock and interment in the cemetery at this place.
RUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. Irv and Jack Buyer were visitors at home Sunday.
Geo. Robertson was calling at E. Mann's Monday.
Mrs. Jeffers and daughter, Anna, were calling on Mrs. Jesse Johnson on
O'LEARY: (Special Correspondence)
John Pinney's sister, Mrs. Cooley, and niece Miss Chamberlain, who have
kept house for him the past year have returned to their home in
Miss Flora Steele came home from LeMars Friday after spending a week
there with friends.
Little Mitchell Briggs accompanied his brother, Ainslie over the mail
Mr. Pearson and bride called on relatives and friends here Thursday.
Mark Henry is working for John Lehner and Miss Ann Croston takes care of
the children while Mrs. Lehner remains with her husband in LeMars. They
expect to get home this week if Mr. Lehner gets well enough to ride.
Mr. Smaltz and three little sons of LeMars drove through this part of
the country Thursday to visit their section of land in Garfield
Rev. Mr. Simmons gets out with the grocery wagon every pleasant day to
exchange goods for farm products with those who live some distance from
Miss Sara and Ethel Eyres and Mrs. Z. Eyres of LeMars visited with Mr.
and Mrs. Wesley Eyres and made several calls here Thursday.
John Manning's new barn is nearing completion.
The Inglett family, Mrs. Dr. Carpenter and Miss Luella West of LeMars
visited Friday with Mr. and Mrs. David Maxwell near Kingsley.
John Croston of Cascade, Iowa, is visiting his sisters, Mrs.
Featherstone and Mrs. Robt. Steele.
Rob Harvey of Redfield, S. D., visited relatives here last week and took
his little son who had his arm broken at Dave Harvey's home with him.
Miss Sylvia Pearce spent last week in LeMars with her aunt, Mrs. J. B.
Mr. Peck of Merrill was a business visitor here Thursday. He bought fat
cattle of Wm. Begg and Chas. Driscoll.
Will and Paul Perry are working land on the Merriman section.
Miss Luella West returned to LeMars Saturday to resume her work in the
Miss Fannie Hoyt who attends school in LeMars spent the Easter vacation
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mitchell of Edgerton, Minn., were called here by the
death of Mrs. Mitchell's mother, Mrs. Evarts, who died Sunday, March 30,
1902, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. Carpenter, aged sixty-five
Harry Steele returned to his work in Mills county, Iowa, Wednesday
morning accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Wesley Eyres and children who go
to visit another sister, Mrs. Shultz, and brother Frank Steel in Mills
Mrs. Chas. Carpenter of Sioux City was called here by the death of her
mother, Mrs. Evarts.
Rev. Dr. Carpenter went to Sioux City Friday morning and from there to
DesMoines where he remained over Sunday.
Mr. Evarts came from Minnesota to attend his mother's funeral which was
held Wednesday morning at eight o'clock t the residence of Jas.
Carpenter, Rev. E.E. Simmons, officiating, in the absence of Dr.
Carpenter. The remains were taken to Wisconsin for burial, accompanied
by Mrs. Jas. Carpenter.
Mr. Green of Garry S.D. was here to attend the funeral of his sister,
Mrs. Evarts. He was accompanied by a nephew of the same name.
The Presbyterian Sunday school elected Peter Steele, superintendent; A.
L. Dotzauer, assistant superintendent; Miss Leona Smith, secretary;
Chas. Eyres, treasurer; Mrs. Ernest Eyres, librarian; Miss Maggie
Steele, organist; Miss Minnie Kohl, assistant organist; R. G. Smith,
Bible class teacher; Rev. Dr. Carpenter, young people's class; Mrs.
Carpenter, intermediate, and Mrs. Inglett primary teacher.
Mr. Fissell and Gil Munro were out from LeMars to attend Mrs. Evart's
Rev. E. E. Simmons preached for Dr. Carpenter in the Presbyterian church
Harry Steele led the Y.P.S.E. Sunday evening and favored the audience
with a solo.
The Presbyterian Missionary society will meet with Mrs. R.S. Eyres in
her home to hold their regular meeting Wednesday, April 9, at 2 p.m.
All are invited.
Communion service will be conducted by Dr. Carpenter Sunday morning,
Mrs. Mary Evarts died at the home of her son-in-law, James Carpenter,
Sunday, March 30, 1902. Her maiden name was Green and she was born
February 26, 1837, at Fort Anne, New York. Her parents with their
family of six children moved to Wisconsin when she was eleven years old
and settle in Columbia county. She was united in marriage with Elbert
Evarts, of the same county, January 1, 1855, to whom were born seven
children, six of whom survive their mother. Howard E. Evarts, a worker
in the Salvation Army in New York; Wm. Evarts, a farmer near Edgerton,
Minn.; May, wife of Jas. Carpenter of Union township, Plymouth county,
Iowa; Alma, wife of Chas. Carpenter of Sioux City, Iowa; Bessie, wife of
C.W. Mitchell, who resides near Edgerton, Minn.; Clarence, who died in
infancy; and Hattie, wife of Ora Gore of Decatur, Iowa. Her husband
died March 31, 1879, preceding her to the better land twenty-three years
lacking one day. Mrs. Evarts kept her little flock together until they
were old enough to go out for themselves. She followed the most of her
family to Iowa in May 1894, and has resided since then with her
daughter, Mrs. James Carpenter. Mrs. Evarts was a devoted wife and
mother and a kind and helpful neighbor. She was of retiring
disposition, quiet and peaceful, her interest being centered in her
children, for whom she battled against the vicissitudes of life with
uncomplaining devotion seldom equaled, her deft fingers being busy after
all the rest were asleep, "her light seldom off before midnight."
Everything her hands touched was well done and even as she neared the
end of life her fingers were always employed. In her religious
devotions as in her home life she was quiet, but her mind rested on
Christ as her Savior and when the end drew near she was ready for the
summons home. Surely her children can bless her memory. Beside the
children with whom she lived her husband's sister, Mrs. R. G. Smith, was
the only relative by her death bed, the end coming too suddenly for
those living at a distance to reach here while she was living.
LeMars Sentinel, Monday, April 7, 1902, Page 3, Column 8:
Estate of Nathanel (sic--Nathaniel) McArthur, deceased.
State of Iowa, Plymouth county, ss.
To Fannie McArthur, widow; D. F. McArthur, Sarah Schaffer, Mary
Dickinson, William McArthur, Nathaniel McArthur, John McArthur, Daniel
McArthur, William McArthur and Alexander McArthur, known heirs at law of
Nathaniel McArthur, deceased, late of said county; and all others
You are hereby notified that on the 13th day of March, 1902, there
was filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of the state
of Iowa, in and for Plymouth county, and opened and read by said clerk,
an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will of Nathanel
(sic--Nathaniel) McArthur, deceased, late of said county.
And you are further notified that the first day of the next term of
said court, commencing on Monday, the 28th day of April, 1902, has been
fixed for the final proof and hearing of said will at which time all
persons interested may appear and show cause why the same should not be
admitted to probate.
J. B. Cunningham,
Clerk of the District Court of Plymouth County, Iowa
Zink & Rosebury attorneys
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
April 10, 1902
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
James Litterick is putting a new well on this farm one half mile west of
Henry Horsley was in Sioux City Saturday.
Lewis Haller and family were in Sioux City Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Philip Julch and daughter, Matilda, were in Sioux City Saturday.
Robert Woolworth and wife visited with friends in Leeds Sunday.
Irwin Givens, Irving Woolworth and Arthur Haller attended church in Leeds
Henning Johnson, who has been station agent for the Illinois Central at this
place during the past six months, was succeeded Wednesday the 9th inst. by
A.C. Houghton. Mr. Johnson will take a two weeks’ vacation after which he
will resume work at some other point.
Charles Wilson, wife and daughter, Sybil, of Perry township, were visiting
at the home of Harry Luce Sunday.
Frank and Wm. Ferguson of Perry township Sundayed at the home of James
A party was given at the home of Philip Julch Tuesday evening. The object
and purpose was a surprise for Henning Johnson. Due to the rain few who were
invited attended. Nevertheless the evening was pleasantly spent.
Refreshments, ice cream and cake were served.
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Frank Crouch visited at the W. H. McNeil home in Merrill Thursday.
Mrs. Bart Luce visited her sister in Sioux City the latter part of last
Wm. Morse and wife were shopping in Sioux City Saturday.
Rev. Gilbert announced last Sunday that the morning services at the M.E.
church would begin promptly at 10 o’clock.
Mrs. W. H. Bash has been confined to her home on account of sickness.
R. M. Crouch of Merrill was here on business in connection to the bank
J. D. Sweeney has gone to visit his brother, A. Sweeney, at Grand Forks,
Frank Helm returned to Morningside Tuesday to resume his studies at college
after spending the Easter vacation at home.
Mrs. C. Bloomer has bought the residence and two lots where she now lives of
Miss Natallia Jensen has been suffering from an attack of quinsy.
There will be a missionary meeting at the M. E. church on the evenings of
the 15th and 16th of this month. We are not informed who the speaker will
be. Let all come to hear him.
Last Friday evening Mr. John Held and sister, Miss Christena, were the
victims of a very pleasant surprise party when about thirty of their friends
gathered at their home and took possession of the place for a few hours. The
evening was spent in playing games. Refreshments ser5ved and all returned to
their homes feeling that the evening had been well enjoyed.
Sam Steiner of Sibley was a pleasant caller here last week, the guest of Mr.
T. H. Waters.
O’LEARY: (Special Correspondence)
The soil is in excellent condition for farming and many acres of wheat and
oats have been sown.
John Lehner came home from LeMars Thursday with his father-in-law, Wm.
Wm. Huntington and Bert Severance built wire fence last week for Ernest
Eyres, Mrs. Watson and Chas. Driscoll.
Bert Hoyt is home from Western Union College LeMars to work on the farm.
Mrs. Jas. Carpenter returned Saturday evening from Wisconsin where she went
to bury the remains of her mother.
Mrs. John Steele spent the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelsal
of Farley, Iowa.
Mrs. Dr. Carpenter received a box of lovely magnolia, rose and violet
blossoms from her daughter, Mrs. Little, who is visiting in Louisiana.
Mrs. Mitchell remained with the family of Jas. Carpenter while his wife was
gone to Wisconsin.
Mrs. Wesley Eyres and children returned Tuesday from their visit with
relatives in Mills county, Iowa.
The schools of Union township reopened Monday with Miss Phillips teacher in
district No. 1; Miss Kate Hoyt, No. 2; Miss Maude Fisher, No. 3; Miss
Scribner, No. 4; and Miss Drummond, No. 5.
Rev. E. E. Simmons is lame as a result of breaking kindling across his knee.
A nail in the board penetrated the flesh to the bone.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mitchell who were called here by the death of Mrs. Evarts
have returned to their home near Edgerton, Minn.
Miss Bessie Phillips, of LeMars, is spending this week with relatives and
friends in Union township.
Many farmers have finished seeding and are now ready to make garden and
plant early potatoes.
Mr. Sanders now lives on the Clarke farm in the western part of Union
Geo. Hoyt built a small stable at school house No. 2, and his daughter
drives home from home to teach that school.
The Sunday school birthday box which was opened April 6 in the Presbyterian
Church was found to contain nearly ten dollars.
Gladys, the little daughter of James Watson, Stanley, son of R. S. Eyres and
Ethel, daughter of Thos. Eyres were baptized at the communion service by
Rev. Dr. Carpenter.
In the yearly report of the Presbyterian Church it was learned that the
congregation had raised over eleven hundred dollars during the year ending
April 1, 1902. Eighty-three dollars of the amount was given to Home Missions
and seventy-six to Foreign missions, besides sums ranging from five to
twelve dollars for several their branches of work under the church boards
and thirty-four dollars for Freedman.
RUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. Noble was a business caller at Akron Saturday.
The ancient order of United Owls held their first meeting Saturday night at
their roost. There was one new member enrolled.
Fred Brouilette was a caller in Ruble Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Noble and family were visiting the Bryant home Sunday.
There was church services Sunday at the Ruble school house after which the
young people had a song service.
Mrs. John Wool is quite sick.
Mr. Noble was a business caller at Akron Saturday.
Chas. Gibson was a caller in Ruble Tuesday. He was making a trip from Akron
to LeMars in an automobile.
ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Sadie Fletcher is visiting friends in LeMars.
Miss Jessie Tindall is visiting Mrs. Clark of Akron.
Mrs. Morris of LeMars visited with friends here last week.
Katie Tindall went to LeMars Monday where she will attend the Western Union
Jack Houghton of Akron made a visit here Sunday.
The month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoffman died last Thursday and was
buried in the Ellendale cemetery Friday.
The carpenters came out from Merrill Tuesday to commence work on O. R.
The teacher and pupils of the Adaville high school are preparing a program
for an entertainment to be given at the school house April 22. The ladies
are requested to bring baskets and the gentleman to bring their pocket
Little Rea Forbes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Forbes, died Friday aged
3 years and 2 months. The little one was sick only a few days. She was a
bright little girl for her age. The little body was laid to rest Sunday
afternoon in the Adaville cemetery.
Dell Kenniston came out from Akron Sunday.
Will Austin is working for Mr. Folan near Akron.
Bert Wilson, wife and baby spent Sunday with Andy Wilson and wife.
A. C. Lasson made a business trip to Merrill Monday returning Tuesday.
The school ground supports a new fence which improves the looks of the
Mr. Lasson and wife were called to Merrill Friday evening by the serious
illness of Mrs. Lasson’s uncle, Jas. Rose. They came home Sunday leaving Mr.
Rose much better.
Mr. and Mrs. Peck came out from Merrill Sunday to attend the funeral of Rea
DALTON: (Special Correspondence)
J. J. Myers and wife came over from LeMars Saturday and spent Sunday at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. U. B. Hinds.
There was no church services at Bethel church Sunday. Sunday school was held
at the usual hour.
April 14, 1902
REMSEN: (Special Correspondence)
I learn that some time ago two ladies of Remsen found in a catalogue of
Montgomery Ward & Co. the picture of the very hat they each wanted and
the price quoted was low that the money for two hats was quickly
forwarded to Chicago. The hats arrived and the box was opened, when
with shrieks the two fair purchasers fled from the room. One hat was as
green as the stuff that will soon be fed to the potato bugs, the other
was as red as blood. The ladies have resolved not to where the hats
until the next masquerade dance comes off and have bought other hats
from the home dealer.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Dan McArthur of Sheldon are visiting relatives in this
R. Hinde left Thursday evening for a visit with relatives at Dubuque.
The dance at the home of Gus Witt Friday evening was well attended and a
good time enjoyed by all.
J. Nussbaum returned Saturday morning from a trip to South Dakota where
he purchased an improved farm of 160 acres near Garretson.
J. B. Owings and Henry Detloff left on a business trip for South Dakota
A bright baby girl came to gladden the home of C.W. Cook last Saturday
Wm. Jeffers returned Saturday evening from Spencer where he had been to
attend the teacher's association meeting.
Mrs. Arthur Reeves has been dangerously ill the past week but is
reported much better.
Mark Aukerman of LeMars spent Sunday at Seney.
George Foster of Carroll visited relatives here a few days last week.
Robert Schultz returned Saturday evening from Sterling, Illinois, after
a visit of two weeks.
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
C. Lewis who was farming the McCarty farm one half mile east of James
last year, but who is now located in Sioux City, was in this vicinity
Thursday removing some of his farming implements.
Lewis Haller was in Sioux City Thursday and purchased a supply of seed
Mrs. E. J. Noble and daughter, Jessie, were in Sioux City Wednesday.
Nat Savage and family were in Leeds Thursday evening.
Misses Grace and Nellie Litterick were in Leeds Wednesday and took the
first of a series of lessons in instrumental music on the organ.
William Brill and wife, of Leeds, visited with the Luce family west of
William Finnegan made a business trip to Sioux City Friday.
Harry Luce was in Leeds Friday.
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Thomas Willett is building a large celery house. He is using building
blocks. A brick layer from Sioux City is superintending the work.
Miss Florence Kneebone will work in Sioux City this coming summer.
James Chambers is very sick at present. He was sick the beginning of
the winter but had so far recovered as to be able to get about some
Cyrus Knapp has not returned home yet although he is reported to be
Thomas Walsh was a LeMars visitor last Tuesday.
The trustees met last Monday at the school house in sub district No. 3.
J. E. LaBerge was appointed road supervisor for the coming year. Thomas
Willett was appointed to look after the cemetery. George Knapp and
Thomas Willett were appointed committee to find the cost of erecting a
cistern near the cemetery so that trees might be watered during the
Daniel Luchsinger is hauling lumber to build an addition to his house.
An agent canvassed the town during the week taking orders for fruit
trees and vines. He represented a company that were to furnish nursery
stock that was warranted to bear in three years and to show their good
faith the company would wait for their pay until enough fruit had been
grown to pay for trees and vines furnished. This was the story told by
the agent but it has turned out to be a different story now. The trees
are here but the man who made the representations is not and the company
want their money at once. Most of the people around here will take
their trees and pay for them at once and say nothing about payment in
fruit as the representative of the company who is here threatens to sue
all who do not pay at once.
Most of the farmers in this township are preparing to plant a good many
potatoes this year and it is safe to say that there will be two acres
planted here where only one has been planted in past years.
Miss Eva Rusk was in Sioux City a few days last week. She has been
suffering with the toothache and has had several teeth filled.
CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
P. Weller returned from his farm in South Dakota last Saturday. He
drove up with two loads of posts for his farm.
Miss Ricka Rombola returned to LeMars after a visit of several weeks
with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Lentz.
Mrs. A. Hilke and Mrs. Albert Hieke visited relatives near Kingsley last
Mrs. A. Dobbert, Mrs. Wm. Huebsch and Mrs. P. Hahn visited at the home
of G. G. Koenig last week.
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, April 21, 1902
Baseball Meeting at Sheldon.
Robert Black returned on Friday from a meeting of the directors of the
Iowa-South Dakota league held in Sheldon the previous evening.
Everything was harmonious and the prospects of the league are as bright as
can be, and the representatives of the different clubs were all full of
enthusiasm over the prospects of the league for the coming season. The
proposition to the league to join the National association of the
Professional Baseball league was discussed and on a vote the clubs decided
not to join the association. The majority felt that inasmuch as the American
association was not governed by the rules of the National Association of
professional baseball clubs a membership therein would not be much of a
protection, inasmuch as St. Paul, Minneapolis and Milwaukee and other cities
in the American association would be likely to step in at any time, just the
same, and carry off any star
player in the Iowa-South Dakota league which they might want. So the
invitation was turned down. Rock Rapids also opposed the adoption of the
Victor ball as the official ball. However, its opposition was not
strenuous, and no difficulty was encountered in hitting upon this ball as
the ball to be used by the league.
The various clubs were unanimous in choosing the National league playing
rules as insuring snappier games and consequently more enjoyable sport.
Sioux Falls and Rock Rapids have been having a little trouble over Fred
Carrish and Harry Swalm but the affair was amicably settled, the latter club
waiving their claim. Sioux City lays claim to Will Morrison of Monroe, but
Black says if Morrison plays in the bush league it will be with Le Mars.
The schedule of games has been completed up to August 10, and the complete
schedule will be made up by the latter end of the week and given out for
The opinion is freely stated that the Iowa-South Dakota league will put up
as good an article of ball as the Western league this season and the
northwest will see some fast ball playing.
LeMars Sentinel, Thursday, April 24, 1902, Page 3, Column 5:
Death of Ellerd (sic--Eilert) Penning
Ellerd (sic--Eilert) Penning died at his home in Fredonia township on Monday morning shortely (sic--shortly) after nine o'clock of inflammation of the bowels. He had been very sick for a week and was in poor health for some months prior to that and about three weeks ago his condition became critical.
Mr. Penning was sixty-seven years of age and leaves a widow and nine children, all living in this county except a daughter, Mrs. Chas. Penticoff who lives in Illinois. One child died before they came to this county some seven years ago. The children living here are: Isaac, Lyman, Ina, John, Albert, Lena, Henry and Charles. The funeral will be held at the church at Seney this afternoon conducted by Rev. Karl Kaupp of the United Evangelical church and Rev. S. Skaggs pastor of the church at Seney.
The deceased was highly esteemed in the community in which he lived and his family have the sympathy of a large number of friends and neighbors in their bereavement.