Iowa Old Press
Akron Register newspaper
Dated December 15, 1904
UNION CREEK RIPPLES: (Special Correspondence)
We will endeavor to write a few items. Anyone knowing of anything going on will please call 1 long and 2 shorts on No. 6 and let me know of it.
Lots of the farmers are shelling their corn and hauling in while the roads are in such good condition and prices fairly good.
Reemts boys and Gus Lanpop marketed their corn at Chatsworth last week.
Sigfried Fredell was obliged to stop shelling on account of Fields & Slaughter having a full house and not able to secure any empty box cars,. Ericson Bros. are doing fast work with their sheller , using the threshing engine.
We would suggest to Agent Searls that he build a few box cars to supply local demand and break the blockade.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bennett drove to Hawarden Thursday evening. A. L. returned the same night, but Mrs. B. stayed until the following afternoon.
Miss Maggie Bockelman returned to her home at Chatsworth Monday after a short visit at ye scribe's home.
Miss Charlotte Hoyt has been laid up with rheumatism for some time.
Mrs. Frank Wakeman and daughter, Mildred, were visiting relatives over this way Thursday.
S. W. Harker , of Reeves & Harker , of Hawarden, was soliciting Xmas orders in our neighborhood.
Emil Olson hauled corn to Chatsworth this week.
Sewing society meets at the home of Wilberg this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Olson entertained a few friends Saturday evening.
The Chatsworth elevators are all full of corn on account of shortage of cars.
Miss Amy Smith spent a few days at the Olson home.
The dance at Will Manning's Saturday night was well attended and all present report a good time. Most of the people on line No. 7 say they did, as the phone was kept ringing all night.
ADAVILLE ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
Hello, we are still in the land of the living.
After a long vacation, we take up our pencil again.
The corn shellers are kept busy these days.
Rev. Chew is on the sick list. Dr. Cilley was called.
Mrs. Everett Stinton is suffering with a felon on her finger.
L. L. Morehead and family and Mrs. Annie Green and Mrs. H. B. Morehead were LeMars visitors a couple of days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Richardson, of Sioux City , are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Geo. Brown and family.
Miss Edith Barber spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Akron .
Mrs. Tine Stinton is on the sick list.
There is to be a Christmas tree in the church here Xmas eve. A nice program is being prepared.
How nice the paper looks since the Union Creek correspondent failed to put in his appearance.
Arthur Andus , of Bradley , S.D. , is here visiting friends.
Tom Swaffel is staying with Jack Tindall until after the holidays.
BREEZY HILL: (Special Correspondence)
John O. Bliss went to Hawarden Saturday to attend the funeral of his wife's uncle, Andrew Moniger . On returning he was accompanied by his wife's sister, Mrs. Sanford Schuyler, of Huron, S.D., who made a brief visit.
Edward Pendleton accompanied his father to Sioux City to purchase some cattle.
A good many people of this vicinity have been shelling corn.
Portia and Robbie Murphey visited friends at Merrill last week.
Mrs. Herman Bliss and children visited relatives at Akron Wednesday and Thursday.
Miss Matie Brown was a guest at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Henry Crow, last week.
Hans Willer shipped a load of hogs Friday.
Messrs. Thos. Clarey , Wm. Murphey and their wives were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buryanek , of Merrill, Sunday.
The record for corn husking was broken December 10, 1904, by the feat of Walter Prestage , who, after husking forty days and averaging 100 bushels per day, went into Harry Port's field and husked and cribbed 146 bushels in nine hours and forty-five minutes. Mr. Presage does not wish to boast about his work, but the field in which he performed the work averaged fifty-five bushels to the acre.
Mr. Blackman visited the First and Second Primary and Intermediate, Mrs. Oetken the First Primary and Francis Dee, the Grammar.
Bernice Blackman is absent from the Third Intermediate.
The Second Intermediate pupils are busily engaged in making presents.
Mrs. Searls presented the High school a very nice collection of shells which she gathered from the Pacific coast.
John Knudson also presented the high school with a piece of mushroom coral and a piece of pipestone.
The following is the program of the literary society to be given this week:
Recitation, John Kundson ;
Journal, Emmett Cilley ;
Dialogue, Addie Hilliker , Stella Kimball;
Reading , Curtis Harris;
German duet, Margaret and Maidie Johnson;
Debate, “Resolved, that modern genealogical discoveries agree with the Bible;”
Affirmative, Prof. Smith, Maidie Johnson, Cora Knudson;
Negative, Prof. Schmalle , Bertha Wescott , Laura Barber.
Akron Register newspaper
Dated December 22, 1094
UNION CREEK (S.D.) RIPPLES: (Special Correspondence)
The first snow storm this winter came Friday.
The Lutheran church choir met at the Sellberg home Wednesday night, and
at the church Sunday afternoon. They are preparing a program for the
Xmas festival to be held at the church Dec. 28.
Emil Olson lost a valuable driving horse Sunday. It had lung fever.
Harry Waterbury is moving onto the A. Bellwood farm, Bellwood having
moved to town.
Sunday evening while Sigfred Fredall and sister were away someone came
and turned everything upside down around the yard.
We are sorry we disappointed our Adaville brother by appearing in last
week's issue, but then everybody can't have their way.
Misses Williams, Thompson, Maxon and Agues presented to the geology
cabinet and old hat. When we asked Prof. Smith to name it, he suggested
that it be called a piece of Scotch-Irish Insolence.
Mr. Robertson and Gertrude Park visited the Grammar room. Gertrude also
visited the Third Intermediate.
Perry McCorkell has enrolled in the Third Intermediate.
Earl Smith, of the Third Intermediate, is absent on account of illness.
Buffalo, Kansas, Advocate: A very pretty wedding took place at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Gear, at 7 o'clock, Wednesday evening, December
14, the participants being John Fisher and Miss Tamer Gear.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. R. Blackburn, in the presence of
relatives and a few intimate friends. The bride was a picture of
loveliness....[the copy runs out here]
BACK FROM THE COAST:
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Edgington returned today (Thursday) from their trip
to Washington and Oregon. The only thing that occurred to mar the
pleasure of their visit was the death last Friday, December 16, of Hon.
Ira Ellis, father of Dr. G. V. Ellis, formerly of Akron, at the family
home at Medical Lake, Wash., resulting from a stroke of paralysis last
July. Many Akron friends mingle their sorrow with the bereaved family.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgington were so favorably impressed with Medical Lake
that they will locate there if they decide to go west. They report all
former Akron people there are doing very well.
Peter Halverson, 5 miles north of Akron, 1 mile west of Chatsworth, in
S.D. on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1904, 6 head of Horses, 34 head of
Cattle, 22 young Hogs, 100 to 150; 15 tons of wild hay, 11 geese, 9
ducks, 15 doz. Of chickens, farm machinery, etc.
C. S. Chandler will sell at public auction at his residence in Akron,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, at 3 o'clock p.m. Eight Registered Chester White
Brood Sows and Three Registered Chester White Boars. Three of the sows
are bred to a Registered White Boar.