Iowa Old Press
Friday, April 5, 1907
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
County Surveyor Meyers of LeMars surveyed the farms of George Steele and
Hugh Maxwell Thursday.
Mrs. John Begg spent last week in LeMars with her sister, Mrs. Gooch.
Blacksmith English visited with his family in Akron over Sunday.
Cecil McGruder returned from Burlington, Colorado, feeling that his
present location is good enough.
Mrs. Wm. Holton of Oyens spent part of last week with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Barnable.
Jacob Felger finally obtained cars and shipped his goods to North Dakota
Thomas Goudie of LeMars is spending some time with his sons on the farm.
Many acres of grain are being sown this fine weather.
Harry Hoyt and family and Mrs. Hoyt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee, visited
relatives in LeMars Sunday where they met Mr. Lee's niece, Miss Verna
Merriman of Sioux City, who was an over Sunday visitor at the W. Munro
and C.D. Herron homes.
Wm. Frels now has the Kingsley phone, besides the toll line and 58 line
5 Plymouth county phone in his store.
Mr. Shipton recently returned from a visit with relatives in Wisconsin.
Mr. Dotzauer bought a nice new surrey in LeMars and a horse of Peter
Misses Mary Edwards, Hazel Stokes and Agnes Eyres who attend school in
LeMars are spending the Easter vacation at home.
H.G. Lee and family left Tuesday night for their new home in Galbrite,
James Hubbard has been doing carpenter work for David Goudie and S.
Mrs. John Carpenter and children of Sioux City spent the past week at
the Noah Carpenter home.
Wesley Eyres is having a large quantity of lumber sawed by the Addison
Carpenter steam machine.
George Smith was able to return to his home from LeMars where he was
under the care of a physician but is not well enough to work and has
rented his land to his brother-in-law, Roe Hasbrook, who will make his
home with Mr. Smith.
While returning from Kingsley with household supplies, harness and
kerosene, Mr. Shipton's buggy caught fire and was partially destroyed.
It is supposed that some of the kerosene was spilled and a spark from
Mr. Shipton's pipe started the blaze.
Oliver Thoren of LeMars is working for Harry Hoyt.
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
A.W. Haller was drawing corn to Leeds on Saturday.
Louis Yount and wife were Leeds business callers Saturday afternoon.
The dance given at the home of Hans Olson on Saturday evening was well
attended and a good time has been reported.
George Junck was a Leeds business caller on Monday.
A number of young people from the vicinity of James attended a party on
Monday evening in Perry township given at the home of William Ferguson.
Mrs. Mary Ferguson and Mr. Marshall of Sioux City were visiting on
Sunday at the home of James Litterick.
Mrs. B.A. Douglass started Tuesday morning for her new home near
Siebert, Kit Carson county, Colorado.
Mrs. T.B. Creamer returned home Monday evening from Sheldon, Iowa, where
she was visiting with relatives.
Miss Louisa Julch spent Easter Sunday home from Hinton.
J.W. Pence started Tuesday morning for South Dakota where he will visit
with one of his sons.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
The farmers in this neighborhood are busy getting the soil ready for the
small grain. A few of them have their wheat and oats planted.
C.W. Reeves who has been attending the International Business college in
Sioux City returned home on Friday night.
The spring term of school will commence next Monday, April 8, with Miss
Josie Winslow as teacher. She comes to our school well recommended and
it is hoped her work will be satisfactory.
Otto Becker returned home Friday evening from Las Vegas, N.M., where he
has been visiting his sister, Bertha, the past three weeks. He was very
much surprised to see Mrs. W.D. Kennedy who is under the doctor's care
at that place looking so well. She is planning on spending the summer
here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Alderson.
Chris Lancaster who is living on the Jackson Hawkins farm near Maurice
made a business trip down here Saturday.
Mrs. M.G. Mills attended the wedding of Mr. Clarence Jackson and Miss
Mary Eason in Alton Thursday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rees and family of LeMars visited Mr. and Mrs. Will
Rees Sunday. Mr. Rees drove a livery rig from the Union barn and when a
mile from Seney one of the horses became very sick and with difficulty
was able to get to Tom Rees' barn where the poor creature suffered
untold agony until Monday evening when it died.
Mr. Harry Britton's daughter and little son, Harry, who has lived with
his grandparents ever since his birth until Mrs. Britton was injured
last fall arrived in town Monday afternoon from Spencer to visit the
Miss Maggie Lancaster is visiting her brothers near Maurice a few days
Mrs. Carrie Haviland is visiting at the home of Bert Haviland.
Arthur and Clarence Reeves and Clarence Moore have cleaned the interior
of the school house here and given the outside a new coat of paint.
The Daughters of Ceres which was to have met with Mrs. Aukema next
Thursday, April 11, is postponed until further notice.
Miss Josie Winslow and Miss Keene visited with Mrs. Aukema last
Henry Detloff shipped two carload of fat cattle last Monday from this
Miss Kate Dykstra is visiting friends in Orange City this week.
Mr. Will Harris and son of South Dakota visited Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Haviland a few days recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rees spent Sunday with their son, Will and wife.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Eason in Alton was the scene of a
pretty home wedding Thursday, March 28, when their daughter, Mary, was
united in marriage with Clarence Jackson. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. R.M. Kiernan, pastor of Seney M.E. church at twelve o'clock in the
presence of relatives and intimate friends. The bride is one of the
most beautiful and estimable young ladies of Alton. The groom is a
young man of good character and sterling worth. The young couple
received many beautiful and useful presents. They will reside on his
father's farm near Seney where they will be at home to their many
DEATH OF NEWTON JEFFERS
Newton I. Jeffers died at his home of Franklin Street on Thursday morning at
six o'clock, after two weeks
illness of appendicitis. The news of his death was a shock to many friends, although it was known he was
ill, his condition was not known to them to be so serious. Mr. Jeffers who has been soliciting
subscriptions for the Sentinel newspaper in the county, came home two weeks ago and complained of
feeling unwell. Later he became worie and the doctors dignosed his illness as appendicitis.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at one o'clock at the house and
at the First Methodist church
at half past one and from there the remains will be taken to the Crathrone cemetery for interment near
the old Jeffers homestead.
Newton Jeffers was born in Cedar Rapids on Jul 14, 1867. His parents came to
Plymouth county in 1872
and homestead land in Johnson township and Newton spent hid boy hood on the farm and attended the
country school. He was united in marriage on March 7, 1892, with Miss Nettie Faull, who with four
children mourn the loss of a loving husband and an affectionate father. He also leaves a mother, three
brothers, and a sister. The brothers are Wm. of Seney, Frank and Orson, who live near Ruble on a farm.
T's sister, Mrs Boyer, lives at Colfax, S.D.
Mr. Jeffers was engaged in the painting and paperhanging business. During the
past few months he was
employed by the LeMars Printing company as canvasser and was faithful and engergetic in his work.
Mr. Jeffers was inbued with strong religious convictions. While attending school at Morningside he
became affiliated with the Methodist church of which he has been a member ever since and strove to live
the higher and better life. When told he could not live he desired to die at peace with all men and asked
pardon if he had ever intentionally wronged any man in though or deed. He passed peacefully away
fortified by his beliefs in a better life to come and the mercy of in all wise creator.
LeMars, Plymouth Co., IA
19 Apr 1907.....the same obituary as reported in another local newspaper
Newton I. Jeffers died in his home on Franklin Street on a Tuesday
morning at 6 after 2 weeks illness of appendicitis. Mr Jeffers solicited
subscriptions to the Sentinel newspaper in the county. Funeral services at
First Methodist Church at 1:30. Buried in Crathorne cemetery near the
old homestead of the Jeffers. He was born at Cedar Rapids on July 14,
His parents came to Plymouth county in 1872 and homesteaded land in
Johnson township. He spent his boyhood on the farm and attended grade school.
Married on March 7,1892, to Nettie Faul. Had a brother Will of Seney
and Frank and Orson of Rable [Ruble]. Has a sister
Mrs. Royal Bayer [Boyer] of Calfas S. Dakota. He was a painter and
paperhanger. He was a very religious man and was affiliated with two Methodist Churches.
[submitter's notes: The above information was very hard to read as the paper is very thin
and yellow from age.]
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Beach Massey and little son were callers at the Elmer Harding home
Charles Briggs shelled corn Tuesday.
Mrs. Earl Williams is reported to be sick at this writing,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank De Rocher wee Hinton visitors Friday.
C. Carter and Lou Fursee transacted business at Sioux City Wednesday.
Earl Williams had the misfortune to lose a horse Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell returned home from Sioux City Tuesday where they
had been visiting relatives a few days.
Nason Bros. marketed corn at Jefferson Tuesday.
The Good Times club was not attended very well Thursday night as the
weather was not what it should have been but those present reported a
Ben Campbell is working for Jake Bennett at this writing.
Miss Josie Munch returned home Monday evening after assisting Mrs. Al
Mathwig for several days with her work.
Miss Lizzie Beaulieu who has been attending the Sister's school at
LeMars is spending a few days visiting at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Beaulieu.
Clarence Knapp has purchased the farm now occupied by Jim Myres.
The dance at Cardwell was well attended last Saturday night.
Jess Baldwin of Merrill brought over a butcher outfit for H.G. Codd
SOUTH HUNGERFORD: (Special Correspondence)
George Junck had several teams hauling shelled corn to James Thursday.
J. Shindler bought the corn.
Miss Kate LaRue of LeMars began a two months spring term of school in
the Woolworth district Monday.
Frank Woolworth and wife were Leeds visitors Saturday afternoon.
Grant Musser was in Sioux City Tuesday attending court as witness in the
Horsely damage case.
Lars Biller has been visiting friends in Sioux City the past week.
There was a dance given at the Neils Hansen home Saturday night. A good
time is reported.
Mrs. Ida Bornholtz visited Wednesday with her brother, Irwin Givens.
Grandma Diediker went to Sioux City Monday night for an extended visit
with her daughters.
Frank Kawolski of Neptune is doing the carpenter work on Henry Junck's
Jr, new house. It is expected the house will be ready for the
plasterers this week.
L. Dahlman who was severely kicked in the face some time ago by a horse
is still in the Samaritan hospital in Sioux City though getting along as
well as could be expected but will have to stay sometime in the
Joseph Creamer who had a stroke of paralysis last week is some better
and able to be around.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bornholtz visited Sunday at the pleasant home of
Frank Woolworth and Nathaniel Savage went to the city Tuesday as
witnesses in the Horsley damage case.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Grandma Thompson of Fredonia township is seriously ill with pneumonia.
Dr. Mammen is attending her.
Mr. Smylie, of LeMars, was a business caller here the latter part of
Miss Mae Kennedy who has recently recovered from an attack of small pox
returned Sunday to resume her school work west of Struble where she is
Mrs. M.G. Mills returned Tuesday morning of last week from St. Paul,
Minn., were she visited her daughter, Mrs. Sam Moist, the past two
Rafe and Edwin Hinds hauled lumber from LeMars last week for a large hog
house which they will build on their father's farm north of town.
Otto Becker has secured a position as operator in the Omaha round house
in Sioux City.
Rev. R. Kiernan and daughter Ina, Clarence and Jessie Reeves drove to
Sioux City Monday. Mr. Kiernan returned home Tuesday on the afternoon
Deegan Bros. shipped two carloads of cattle to Sioux City Sunday night.
Miss Lulu Lancaster and Mr. John Penning visited at the homes of Jas.
and Chris Lancaster near Maurice Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gable of Ruble visited over Sunday at the Jeffers and Doty
homes. Mrs. Gable was formerly, Miss Pearl Mann.
H. Henry Detloff and Harry Reintz shipped two carloads of cattle to
Sioux City Saturday night. Mr. Reintz accompanied the shipment.
A gang of county bridge carpenters from Akron did some repairing on the
big bridge east of the depot Monday and Tuesday.
Mrs. Wm. Jackson and children left for Fort Pierre, N.D., Wednesday.
They will live on their homestead where Mr. Jackson and son Bert are at
work putting in grain.
James Thompson who is farming near Gayville, S.D., was notified by
telegram of the serious illness of his mother. He arrived Sunday to be
at her bedside.
J. Alderson got a carload of cattle from Sioux City last Friday.
The piano recital which should have been given by Miss Oral Lincoln
assisted by her sisters, Edith and Lillian of LeMars on March 6, will be
rendered on Friday night, April 26, in the church. A silver offering
will be taken after the program. Everybody come.
Wm. Jeffers returned home from LeMars Monday where he has been taking
care of his brother, Newton Jeffers, who is quite sick with
Mr. Albro is having a concrete foundation put under his house. Mr.
Jeffers is doing the work.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jeffers, of Ruble, spent Sunday with relatives here.
Mr. Warren Doty returned home Wednesday from Wagner, S.D., where he has
bought land and expects to move his family in a short time.
Mrs. C.S. Jeffers visited at the home of her son, Wm., Sunday.
Mrs. Doty of Garretson, S.D., is visiting her sons here this week.
STANTON: (Special Correspondence)
Harry Simons made a business trip to Plymouth township on Friday
John Alderson and mother called on relatives in LeMars on Sunday.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Al Alyea of Sioux City was a visitor here Saturday evening. He holds a
position with the railroad company in Sioux City.
LeRoy Watts, the new livery man, has taken possession and doing a good
Mike Gannon and wife of LeMars visited at W.J. Keough's Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buss were pleasant callers here on Saturday.
There was a dance here Saturday evening.
Geo. Beuhler and son Clifton wee pleasant visitors here the last of the
Henry Harms, son of Fred Harms, was a business caller here Tuesday.
Johnny Ommen was hauling lumber the first of the week.
John A. Dirks, one of the genial and substantial men of Grant, was
calling here on Monday. Mr. Dirks is one of the pioneers of the
township and county.
John Mammen delivered butter here Tuesday.
Alex McDougall marketed several loads of hogs here the first of the
LeRoy Watts, the new livery man is doing a good business in this line of
Joe Edwards was a pleasant caller on Tuesday.
John Mandelkow is hauling sand to town out of his pit.
Henry Gelberman was a caller here Saturday.
I have just received a ton of feed for little chicks also oyster shells.
It is the Gold Coin you want.
Philip Beover was a pleasant caller here the last of the week. While
here he marketed a nice bunch of swine.
Get the winter cut posts and American wire, the heaviest fence made at
Will Hoff was a Hinton passenger Monday.
Henry Rudolph and Gus Rentschler were visiting a few days here the first
of the week.
Edward Harms assisted his father in moving recently.
Will and Hugh McDougall called here Monday.
Mrs. J.A. Sayer returned from LeMars Tuesday where she has been visiting
Wm. Schults, one of Grant's rising young men, greeted friends here
John Baack and L.J. Winterfield were pleasant callers the first of the
J.A. Sayer sold his farm in Minnesota the past week.
R.J. Nolan disposed of a nice bunch of home fed cattle the past week.
The cattle fetched all he expected they would bring.
Will Jahn is the right man for Mr. Watts in the barn.
Mr. Roy Watts has rented rooms upstairs in the Herman Popkin building
and will begin housekeeping.
Anton Durband was a passenger to Sioux City Thursday where he is
receiving treatment for one of his ears which has been affecting his
hearing of late.
J.F. Pech was calling here on Wednesday.
The snow fall Wednesday night acted as a heavy rain and did lots of good
since the ground is very dry.
Joe Kruse and family are in the west and will sojourn through the
Rockies the coming season.
Siefke Rewarts was hauling out creamery coal this week.
Wm. Nicholson and Edward Durband were near Merrill taking in stock for
Will Pleuger was a pleasant caller on Wednesday getting machinery
John B. Frerichs greeted friends here and marketed grain the first of
John McMahon was a LeMars caller Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Rose Byren is the guest of her relatives and friends here this
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
County Supervisor Zink, of Remsen, was in this vicinity on business last
Miss Cora Featherston has been quite ill and is still sick.
The people who moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, found deep snow and more
Wesley Eyres is hauling out the frames which have been made in LeMars
for his new house.
Mrs. Wm. McCartney passed another milestone on the journey of life and
invited her children to celebrate the event and enjoy dinner with her
The ladies of Union aid society will hold their meeting Thursday
afternoon, April 25, at the home of Mrs. John Milton. A cordial
invitation is extended to the ladies of this vicinity.
Rev. F.A. Ginn has recovered from his sickness and Mrs. Ginn is now on
the sick list.
Rev. Dr. Thoren and sons, Oliver and Paul, were entertained at the home
of Wesley Eyers after church service Sunday.
Preaching service will be held in both churches here Sunday, the
Presbyterian to be supplied by a minister from LeMars.
POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. Percy Hess of Sioux City was a caller in our neighborhood last week.
James Baker came home from Sioux City and is now working for his
Mr. Huston of Sioux City was a caller here last week.
Mable Baker returned home Saturday after staying a week with her sister
in Sioux City.
Miss Maude Stevens visited a few days with her sister, Mrs. Jos. Luksan.
Small pox is still in our neighborhood although there are not any new
Miss Katie Berger returned home Friday after a visit with relatives in
Miss Lenace Crouch spent a few days with her friend, Ruth Hurst.
Rev. Spurgeon left Saturday for a visit with his parents at Boone, Iowa.
He will then return for his family and they will go to Colorado.
John Mattus is working for Oscar Crouch.
Mrs. Bushor's school will start Monday, April 22.
O.F. King, of LeMars, was a visitor here one day last week.
Valentine Trometer was a visitor at the Harshy home last Sunday.
Wm. Ferguson is working for Mr. Luce.
Miss Christena Rosburg and Mary Van Dusen were visiting at the Bauerly
Lowell Burkett of Sioux City is visiting with his grandparents.
Miss Sadie Berger returned home after a two months' stay in Sioux City.
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April 19, 1907
The Shadow Basket Picnic at the Center School House in Meadow twp. was
largely attended in spite of the cold snap and recent scare of sickness.
The program was not as large as had been planned, but was appreciated by the
audience. "Dreams of Funny Land" was a very interesting feature of the
evening, and caused a great deal of laughter among the young folks whom it
concerned. Although there were only fourteen baskets, a neat little sum of
eighteen dollars was realized. During the evening a fine phonograph concert
was given by Bert Hasenkamp. George Sievers who is well known to the public
as a musician, also proved to be an excellent auctioneer with Henry Krogman
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
April 23, 1907
GRIEF FOR TWO HOMES
A. F. CARPENTER SAYS WIFE’S AFFECTIONS WERE ALIENATED
NAMES OLIVER KING AS THE MAN
A Potosia Store Keeper Seeks Ten Thousand Dollars from the Despoiler of his
Claims Defendant Used Insidious Acts to Lead His Wife Astray.
A sensational suite which will bring into publicity a part of the lives of
two families and also bring grief to the innocent members thereof who are
related to the principal actors in the case has been filed with the clerk of
The caption of the case is A. F. Carpenter vs Oliver King. The plaintiff in
his petition is asking ten thousand dollars damages for the alienation of
his wife’s affection.
Addison Carpenter, the plaintiff in the suit, conducts a general store at
Potosia in the southwest part of the county and the defendant is Oliver
King, a retired farmer and war veteran, who since leaving his farm near
Adaville, has made his home in this city.
Mr. Carpenter was married to Miss Lizzie May Crouch at Sioux City on
September 1, 1893, and they are the parents of two children: a girl Lillian,
age nine years and a boy Orrin, aged two years.
The plaintiff in his petition states that he and his wife lived happy
together until June 1900. At this time he alleges King began paying
attentions and showing courtesies to his wife, inducing her to accept money
from him, and also the loan of his horses and buggy. The intimacy, he says,
grew and the plaintiff’s wife and the defendant frequently went buggy riding
together and the defendant visited her at the store in the absence of the
plaintiff, when the latter was away on business. He further states that in
these and other ways the defendant premeditatedly and wickedly cultivated
and caused to grow up between himself and the plaintiff’s wife a
relationship and intimacy, which resulted in her being seduced and
The plaintiff further alleges that his wife by reason of her intimacy with
King ceased to treat him with affection and neglected her children and her
household duties, depriving him and them of happiness.
J. U. Sammis and J. F. Kass are attorneys in the suit for Carpenter.
Mr. King owns considerable land in Johnson and Liberty townships and has a
wife and grown up family.
Both parties in the suit are connected with well known pioneer families in
[Transcriber Note: See posted on this website a final article regarding this
news story: LeMars Sentinel, dated May 14 1907.]
April 24, 1907
SUES FOR TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Rudolph Erks, a wealthy farmer of Preston township, has brought suit for
damages in the sum of $10,000 against Scott Ewers of LeMars, alleging that
Ewers’ automobile frightened his horses on December 15, 1905, causing them
to runaway. Erks was hauling lumber from Dalton and was 4 1⁄2 miles west of
Dalton when his team was frightened by an automobile which he says was
driven rapidly upon him without warning. His team jumped and he was thrown
from the high load of lumber beneath the wheels and his left leg was broken
near the hip and three fingers were broken.
He lay in the road for some time when Mrs. Sam Eilers heard his cries for
help. She ran to him and when other neighbors came, Mr. Erks was taken to
the Inke Harms home where he laid for several weeks. He says that he was not
able to do any work for more than two years and that he can do but little
Mr. Erks paid out $775 for medical attendance and $500 for help on the farm
and $200 to Mr. Harms for board and lodging, while he was laid up and unable
to work and his mental and physical sufferings were great and it is claimed
his injuries are permanent and he therefore asks ten thousand dollars
damages. Zink & Roseberry have been retained by Mr. Erks to prosecute the
SENSATIONAL DAMAGE SUIT
Addison Carpenter Demands $10,000 As Damages From Oliver King.
Oliver King is again made defendant in a sensational damage suit in which
the plaintiff, Addison Carpenter of Potosia, demands balm to the amount of
$10,000 from King for having alienated the affections of Mrs. Carpenter.
Notice of the suit was served on Mr. King on Friday by Sheriff Arendt and
the petition in the case was filed on Thursday.
Addison Carpenter tells a sensational story in his petition of how his home
had been wrecked through villainies of King, who while he was bending every
energy to accumulate a competence for himself and family that King, who was
well known in that community came to his home for neighborly visits and
gradually gained the confidence of Mrs. Carpenter and succeeded in
completely wrecking his home.
He alleges in his petition that King had completely won his wife’s
affections from him. Carpenter asserts that this occurred in early 1900 and
his life has been completely wrecked through King’s disregard of the sacred
precincts of the home. Carpenter asks damages in the sum of $10,000.
The case will probably be heard at this term of court which will convene on
April 29. Mr. Carpenter is represented by J. U. Sammis and Kass Bros.
The case will be a bitterly fought one and will be as sensational as the
nasty Thaw trial.
[Transcriber Note: I looked up the Thaw Trial. Here is a headline I found in
the LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, March 1, 1907, pg 3, col 3:
Thaw Trial Nearing End, New York Murder Case Entering on its Final Stages;
Wife’s Ordeal on Stand Ends…….New York, Feb. 27---]
Friday, April 26, 1907
SOUTH HUNGERFORD: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. James Litterick and her daughter, Nellie were Hinton visitors
Percy Woolworth, Ethel Givens and Henry Finnegan were Hinton visitors
T. B. Creamer and wife were LeMars visitors Monday.
Mrs. David Yount returned home Monday evening from a weeks visit with
friends in Moville and vicinity.
Gladys Haller retuned home Monday evening from Bronson, Iowa, where she
visited with her sister, Mrs. L.G. Shoemaker.
A.W. Haller was a Leeds visitor Tuesday evening.
Jim Mitchell of Leeds completed the work Monday on a new cistern for
Mrs. A.J. Eyres and her son Charles were visiting Monday evening at the
home of C.S. Atwood.
T.B. Creamer was marketing wheat to the Mystic mill at Leeds Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Lewis Haller is on the sick list this week.
Mrs. E.P. Tawney started Tuesday evening for a weeks visit with friends
and relatives in Storm Lake and Sheldon.
Charles Bornholtz of Leeds was a pleasant caller in James Sunday
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Ground is now being prepared for corn planting.
Prof. Countryman county superintendent of schools was a visitor here
last week making plans for the township teachers meeting.
William Beggs of LeMars visited his farms here recently.
New pianos have been placed in the homes of Burton Hasbrook and Hector
Mrs. Will Gosting has been on the sick list the past week.
Miss Anna Gibbons, a trained nurse of Sioux City, has been visiting her
brother, Mike Gibbons.
Mr. and Mrs. James Oswald of Cleghorn came over in their automobile last
week to visit Mrs. Oswauld's brother, Conrad Kohl, and her sisters, Mrs.
R.S. Eyres, Mrs. George Steele and Mrs. Ernest Eyres.
Mr. Bolton's baby is very sick and the recovery is doubtful. The family
live on Carson Herron's farm. Mr. Bolton's mother of Kingsley is with
Mr. Alseph of Cherokee visited at the homes of Sam and Dan Harvey last
Begg Bros. of LeMars have had a new wind mill erected on their farm
occupied by John Franklin.
Miss Effie Van Dusen spent a few days with her cousin, Miss Grace
Hamlin, of Kingsley.
A large company of young people were entertained at the home of Mrs. Pat
Conner, Monday evening. Dancing was the chief amusement.
Ed Phelan shelled a large quantity of corn for himself last week.
Miss Alice Gosting of Stanton spent the past week with her brother, Will
Gosting and wife on the George Hoyt farm.
Mrs. David Harvey and sister, Mrs. Haines visited friends in Kingsley,
Several friends of Newton Jeffers from this vicinity attended his
funeral in LeMars Friday and extended sympathy to the bereaved family.
INDIAN CREEK: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Root and little daughter returned Sunday from Hawarden.
A.F. Bachelder is able to be around again.
Dan Maloney is hauling corn to Chatsworth.
POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Mabel Baker is helping her sister, Mrs. Burkett, of Sioux City with
her household duties this week.
James Crouch and wife of Hinton were callers here this week.
The Rossburg family were visitors at the Berger home Sunday.
Mrs. Joe Luksan visited with her brother in Hinton Monday.
Misses Anna and Maggie Gorman were callers in Sioux City Saturday.
Mrs. D.M. Baker visited at the Wm. Barth home Sunday.
A few from here attended the dance at Adaville Saturday night. A good
time is reported.
Wm. Reynolds and family of Hinton spent Sunday at the Geo. March home.
Thomas Dierksen of Leeds was a visitor here Sunday.
There was a party at the John Bauerly home near Merrill Saturday
evening. A few from here attended and all report a good time.
Clara Labahn of Adaville is visiting her brother's this week.
Mrs. Peter Brouillette was a Sioux City visitor Tuesday.
Edmond and David March were Merrill visitors Sunday.
Mr. J.N. Van Dusen and wife spent Saturday and Sunday at their
daughter's, Mrs. John Bauerly.
Geo. Berger, Will Berger and Martin Rossburg attended the ball game at
Mr. Dennler's Sunday.
Valentine Trometer visited at the Harshy home Sunday.
Mrs. J.C. Crouch was a Sioux City visitor Tuesday.
Mrs. A.F. Carpenter was a caller in Hinton Tuesday.
Billie Bristow left Monday for California.
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Wm. Peron is building an addition to his tenant house. Will Reynold has
the house rented.
D. H. Hauff went to Merrill Tuesday evening looking after business
Geo. Bender went to LeMars Monday to visit with relatives and to look
after matters of business.
Mrs. Geo. Prentice went to Sioux City Monday to visit relatives.
Mrs. Joe Levens has been reported sick the past few days.
There will be quarterly meeting at the U.E. church next Sunday.
Dr. Bessie Fell of Moville who has been visiting with friends here the
past week left Tuesday for Larrabee where she will visit relatives
before returning to her home at Moville.
Barret Bros. are hauling material to build a large hog house.
Miss Margie Wilcox went to LeMars Wednesday to visit her mother who is
Mrs. Dan Schneider and Mrs. Geo. Noble were at Sioux City Monday.
Miss Maud Stevens of Lincoln township has been visiting with relatives
here the past few days.
Mrs. John Oleson of Sioux City visited with friends here the latter part
of last week.
Miss Munsch of Potosia visited at the Fred Stevens home the first of the
week and attended the dance Tuesday night.
Miss Fannie McDurmett, a trained nurse, is caring for Mrs. Matt
The White Sox of LeMars and the Hinton Brownies will play ball here
Will Luft who works in the Snyder delivery barn was kicked by a horse
Sunday morning and was unable to work for a few days.
Miss Olive Peron of the central telephone office is reported on the sick
list with throat trouble.
Mrs. Frank Bogenrief visited her mother, Mrs. Sheumate, in Leeds
Patrick Flynn returned to his home in Oklahoma after a visit with his
daughter, Mrs. F.M. Mansfield, and other relatives.
Grandpa Nigg was in town Tuesday telling of his visit to California.
Mr. Nigg looks well and hearty after his western trip.
Miss Mary Kavaney of Grand Junction is clerking in the C.W. Harrison
Some from here will attend the green leaf social at the James church
Mr. Harding who is assisting Bart Luce with painting and paperhanging
has moved his family from Sioux City. They have rented the T.H. Waters
PERRY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Walker of Stringdale is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Anderson, this week.
Oliver Houhes is hauling hay to Sioux City these days.
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Misses Sadie Alderson and Lucile March attended the musical concert
given by the Morningside Glee club in the M.E. church in LeMars last
Clarence and Jessie Reeves and Ina Kiernan returned from Sioux City
The ladies aide society will be entertained by Mrs. Frank Becker next
Wednesday, May 1.
A few friends from our vicinity attended the funeral of Newton Jeffers
in LeMars last Friday.
T. J. Rees is hauling lumber to repair the county bridges.
Geo. Richardson of LeMars was a business caller here Tuesday.
Grandma Thompson who has been dangerously ill is improving nicely. Her
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jack Thompson of Gayville, S.D., arrived Saturday
morning to take care of her.
Clarence Reeves has secured a position with the Bowman Lumber company in
Hinton. He left for that place Thursday of last week to begin work.
Miss Bamberger of Freeport, Ill., a niece of E.F. Austine, arrived
Wednesday night of last week. She will keep house for Mr. Austine this
Rueben Deviney of LeMars and Fred Rees unloaded a car of lumber for the
Seney Lumber company last Friday.
John Reeves and son, Watson, Fred Rees, John Osborne, Anthony Daugherty
and Clifford Bray attended the M.W.A. meeting in LeMars Thursday night.
Mrs. John Becker and a lady friend of Akron visited at the homes of
Frank Becker and O.C. Haviland Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Councilman are rejoicing over the arrival of a
baby girl at their home near Gayville, S.D. recently.
Henry Detloff and Geo. Laughton shipped four carload of cattle and one
carload of hogs to Chicago Saturday night. Both gentleman accompanied
John Hinde lost a valuable cow one day last week.
The Methodists have planned a new and unique gathering for the Central
West. It is a Bible and Evangelistic Institute to be held at Storm
Lake, Iowa, June 25 - July 2. Dr. T.S. Hernderson, Supt. of
Evangelistic work for the entire church is to be the leader assisted by
other noted workers. The aim is to arouse and instruct both laymen and
preachers for aggressive Evangelistic work in accord with methods most
approved for present day conditions.
Albert Penning, John Alderson, and Ira Lancaster went to Alton Saturday
night returning home Sunday morning.
Ethel Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cook, is quite sick with
inflammatory rheumatism. Dr. Feetes is attending her.
Don't forget the recital in the church tonight.
Frank Reeves returned to his home near Gayville, S.D., last week.
Mrs. R.M. Kiernan was a LeMars visitor a few days this week.
Penning Bros., Ira Lancaster, Fred Rees, and Louis Demaray held a
shooting match among themselves at the Penning home Saturday evening of
which Louis Demaray proved to be the champion shooter shooting 10
Lewis Weber purchased a new buggy in LeMars Saturday. He drove to
Adaville the same day and attended a dance there that night.
Mrs. Warren Doty and children left Wednesday morning to visit at LeMars,
Ruble and other places for a few days enroute to Wagner, S.D., where Mr.
Doty bought a farm this spring. Mr. Doty will leave in a few days with
their household goods. We regret losing these neighbors but wish them
success and happiness in their new home.
Mrs. Geo. Beuhler and daughter, Ellen, are visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Councilman near Gayville, S.D.
Mrs. T.D. Burke of Linia, Ohio, who has been visiting her sister Mrs.
Nettie Lamb returned to her home Friday.
Mrs. Fred Hammond of Merrill, Iowa, visited at the Nelson Lamb home
Friday and Saturday.
PROMOTION COMES RAPIDLY
Sylvester Kale, who has been working for the Illinois Central railroad
company at the freight depot in this city for the past year and a half,
left on Wednesday for Sioux City where he has secured a position in the
freight department of the Northwestern railroad company with an increase
of $250 in salary a year. Mr. Kale has made rapid advancement in the
railroad business since he entered the warehouse of the Central a little
less than a year and a half ago. He has attended to his duties so
thoroughly that he has received three promotions in twelve months and
was holding the position of cashier in the freight office when he
resigned to obtain a better position in the railroad business.
He has secured the position of first assistant to the chief clerk in the
Northwestern freight office, the office employing eighteen men. The
position carries with it a nice increase of salary and Mr. Kale's family
and friends are congratulating him on his promotion.
Frank Huxtable will succeed Mr. Kale as cashier and John Dabb will
succeed Huxtable and Clyde Roby will succeed Dabb as warehouseman. All
the boys are LeMars boys who received their education in the LeMars
FORMER LeMARS GIRL WEDDED
Newkirk, Okla. Democrat-Herald:
At the home of Rev. Wm. Prosser on March 30 at 3:30 o'clock, occurred
the marriage of Nellie Paulsen to Frank Ward. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Prosser. At 8:30 o'clock a bounteous wedding dinner
was served at the home of the bride's parents, to which a few intimate
friends were invited. The young couple was the recipients of many
costly presents. The bride, who is a general favorite among a large
circle of friends, is the third eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.
Paulson of near Kildare. She is a talented musician and for the past
year has been assistant piano teacher, under Mrs. H.H. Smock of Newkirk.
Mr. Ward is a gentleman well and favorably known. His many friends join
in congratulating him and wishing him and his bride a long and happy
life. Mr. and Mrs. Ward left Monday morning for their new home in