Iowa Old Press
LeMars Sentinel Bi-Weekly
Le Mars, Plymouth Co, Iowa
January 1, 1907
HINTON. Special correspondence
Urias Stinton of Adaville was a caller here on Thrusday on his way to Merrill where he attended qaurtley meeting.
Miss Sadie Berger called on a friend here Monday on her way to Le Mars to visit with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John Seneider were guests at the parental home of the latter near Merrill on Christmas day.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Early went to Fort Dodge to spend Christmas returning home Saturday.
Miss Lilla Rhoot visited her friend, Miss Oma Bennett near James the latter part of the week.
Mr. Kirkpatrick and daughters visited friends in Lester the past few days returning Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Schindel moved into their new house on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hauff went to LeMars to spend Christmas with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stocklin were visiting at the Geo. Watt home on Sunday.
Rev. A. E. Ferch began a series of revival meetings at the Perry Creek appointment last Monday evening.
Joe Leavens visited friends at Lester a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Watts visited with relatives in LeMars the latter part of the week.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mosser living east of James is reported sick with pheumonia. Dr. Geo. Prentice has the case in his care.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Crouch went to Merrill on Monday to visit at the W. H. McNeil home.
Wm. Geisreigen of Sioux City is assisting with the carpenter work on the new drug store.
Flannery Bro. are hauling lumber to build a large new barn.
The M. W. A. Camp will give an oyster supper to their members on Tuesday evening. Supper will be served in the Hinton Cafe.
Last Tuesday as John Eberhand was returning home on his mail route, the neck yoke strap on the harness broke. The team ran for some distance with the buggy tongue on the ground, when at last it struck a bridge upsetting the buggy. Mr Eberhand was thrown out and his collar bone broken.
Elder Mueller of LeMars preached here on Saturaday and Sunday evenings. A large congregation was present to hear him.
Mrs. John Olson visited relatives in Sioux City a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Hawkins and family of Hull spent Christmas at the F. W. Crouch home. Mrs. Crouch and Mrs. Hawkins are sisters.
Mr. Bradley will resume his duties in the school room next Monday after two weeks of vacation. Mr. Bradley spent last week at his home in Akron.
Obituary: John Nelson Burnight
John Nelson Burnight of Plymouth county died at his home in Portland township, four miles north west of Akron on Christmas. . .the effects of a paralytic stroke which he suffered about a week previously. John Nelson Burnight was born in Indiana, June 29, 1836. He was a remarkable man in many respects. He was a giant in size and strength. He scarcely knew any limit for hard work and physical endurance in his younger days. Even at the time his affliction first came to him he could do a heavier day’s work than most young men of the present time. In January 1858, he married Miss Anna Hopkins at Cascade, Jones county, Iowa. From there they went to Delaware county, Iowa, residing there until 1884, when they came farther west and settled near Akron, which has been the family home. To this union were born thirteen children, seven of whom survive as follows:
Thos. L., John, Mrs. Geo. Schafer and Mrs Wm. Adams, of Akron: Mrs. James Trautt, of Chesterville, Ohio; James of Westfield and Patrick of Chatsworth, Iowa. His first wife died December 17, 1884. About a year afterward he married Miss Marcella Hopkins and to them have come six children-William, George, Charles, Lizzie, Joe and Henry-all of whom survive. Mr. Burnight was reared on a farm back in Indiana and was a farmer all his life. He was a man of pronounced habits of industry, provided well for and thought much of his large family. The large attendance at his funeral Thursday afternoon in St. Patrick’s Catholic church, Akron, showed the respect in which he was held by many acquaintances in that part of the county. Father D. K. Hurley said the Requiem High Mass at 10:20 in the forenoon. Interment was made in Akron at the Catholic cemetery.
Friday, Jan. 4, 1907
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Lester Sanford transacted business at Westfield Wednesday.
John Lawrence purchased a hog of W. B. Millner the past week.
Lee Struble and sister, Gladys, spent the holidays with their
grandparents in Elk Point.
Hartley May, little son of Lee May, had the misfortune to all on a bolt
on Christmas Day and cut a gash in his head.
Married on December 27, Mr. Fred Waddle and Miss Mattie Brown. The
groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Waddle and his bride
is the only daughter of Mrs. Lilly Sanford.
A very serious accident happened to one of the Charles Hoffman's little
boys Wednesday evening. The little fellow was cutting a string when the
knife slipped and hit him in the eye. Dr. Cilly was called to dress the
wound. It is some better but it is doubtful whether the eyesight can be
saved or not.
Mr. and Mrs. DeRocher were Sioux City visitors Thursday.
Dick Pullen transacted business at Sioux City Thursday.
Will Husted has returned home from Missouri where he has been attending
Mr. and Mrs. J. Pike were Sioux City visitors Saturday.
Jack Cassen drove to the city Friday and returned home on Saturday. A.
Millner came out with him for a few days visit in this vicinity.
Mrs. Moffett and Mrs. Dreezen have been enjoying a visit from their
brother from a distance.
Marrion Pike from Nebraska is visiting relatives in this vicinity at
H.G. Codd was a caller at Westfield on Saturday.
Lee May and Fred Briggs marketed corn at Jefferson Saturday.
August Ericson was at the city Saturday.
The party at W.B. Millner's was not very well attended on account of the
storm Saturday night.
Wm. Heath marketed grain at Jefferson Saturday.
Miss Cora Haven returned from her vacation at Sioux City and has again
taken up her duties as teacher at the Millnerville school.
Miss Flosie Cappock is visiting her sister, Mrs. Tom Hummel, at this
Miss Laura Haven, of Sioux City, is visiting in this vicinity this week.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Fred Weisenhous and Henry Penning went to Ashton Thursday morning of
last week to visit friends and relatives for some time.
Miss Mae Kennedy entertained her friend, Miss Nettie Scheyler, of
Morningside a few days last week.
Jonathan Alderson shipped a car load of cattle to Sioux City Thursday.
Harvey McArthur left for his home near Palo, Kansas, Sunday after
visiting friends and relatives for the past six weeks.
Mrs. Ira Moore and daughters, Ruby and Sylvia, of Lennox, S.D., former
residents of this place are visiting friends and relatives here.
Mrs. W.C. Warner of Bingham Lake, Minn., arrived here Thursday to visit
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kennedy.
Telephone men from LeMars put in phones for John Lancaster and John
Walkup last Thursday.
Will Moore of Struble spent New Year's Day with Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Moore.
Will expects to leave for Goldfield, Nev., in about two weeks where he
will assist his brother, Ira, with his soda plant.
Clarence Reeves went to Sioux City Monday morning where he will attend
the National Business Training school this winter.
Miss Nora Deck visited in Hawarden, Iowa, a few days last week.
Frank Becker's baby is reported quite sick at this writing.
The Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Kiernan Wednesday.
Will Falk and Otto Becker held a shooting match here the first of the
new year. Prizes were awarded as follows: Middleton Lancaster $3.00,
Will Penning $1.50, Otto Becker $2.00, A.H. Tillma $3.00, Ira Lancaster
Thos. Rees returned home Monday night from Denver, Colo. He is
satisfied to stay in Iowa after his trip west.
Mr. and Mrs. Winkle of Ashton, Iowa, visited Mrs. Winkle's sister, Mrs.
E. Penning, the past week.
John Walkup left for Marshalltown, Iowa, Monday morning where he will
visit relatives before returning.
John Klohs of LeMars bought a car load of hogs in this neighborhood last
Thos. Hinde was very unfortunate one day last week. While preparing to
dip his hogs one of them started to run though the gate leading into the
yard. He threw the hammer at it to stop it. It certainly stopped.
The hammer struck it in the head and killed it instantly.
Rev. Kiernan is holding special prayer meetings in the church this week.
All are cordially invited to attend.
The families of Rev. Kiernan and Edwin Lancaster spent New Year's Day
with Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster.
Al McArthur and family of Struble spent Tuesday with relatives in town.
Mrs. Dean McArthur and son, Miles, of Sheldon are visiting with Mrs.
McArthur's mother and sisters. They returned home Thursday.
John Lancaster went to Orange City Wednesday on business returning the
Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Councilman spent Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Peter
VanPuersen in Maurice.
Mrs. Councilman will entertain the W.F.M society Wednesday, January 9.
Mrs. Alvina Jeffer and son were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Doty New Year's Day.
Mrs. W.H. Kennedy of Benson, Minn., spent a few days with relatives in
town last week. Mr. Kennedy has shipped his household goods and
machinery to Akron, Iowa, where they will farm next year. Mrs. Kennedy
left Monday morning for Hawarden, Iowa, where she will visit at the home
of T.J. Reeves before going to her new home.
THE GINGERBREAD MAN
Scenically "The Gingerbread Man" in two acts and four scenes, is a
chromo of fairyland and it is brimful of novel business. At a day when
the wells of novelty were supposed to be run dry, its management, the
Edward A. Braden Company, a wealthy and new theatrical firm, has
dispensed money with judicious but lavish hand in all that concerned
this, their first venture. The costumes are peerless and so is the
scenic investiture. The cast is a big and notable one including: Almyra
Forrest, Nellie Lynch, Mattie Keen, Brooks Howe, Ross Snow, Gus
Weidenburg, Eddie Redway and W.H. Mack.
Something of a mild sensation is promised in every performance as Kris
Kringle, silver shimmering reins in hand, drives his golden sleigh and
team of beautiful antlered reindeer, selected from the prettiest girls
in an exceptionally beautiful chorus.
They are in snow white tight fitting costumes, and make an engaging
picture. Another sensation, but somewhat different is made by the
squirming fire-belching dragon, which Machavetius Fudge uses in the
furthering of his dark schemes.
"The Gingerbread Man" like "Babes In Toyland" and "Humpty Dumpty" it is
needless to say especially caters to the little folks. There is at
present en tour no musical company that may boast of a better cast or
more attractive ensemble of girls, who were christened by New York
dramatic writers, "The American Beauty Chorus."
At the opera house, Monday, January 7, 1907.
THOUGHT HIS WOUNDS WERE FATAL
The following from the Lewiston Daily Sentinel published at Lewiston,
PA., will be of interest to the many friends of John Ruble of this
place. The Sentinel says:
On Wednesday, December 12, 1906, at the residence of the bride's parents
near Milroy, by Rev. R.C. Drisko, John W. Ruble, of LeMars, Iowa, and
Miss Ella E. Nagney were married.
The bride is the third daughter of William and Matilda Nagney and was
born and raised on the farm where she was married. The groom, who is
the only son of John C. Ruble who was born and raised near Lockes Mills,
Mifflin county, Pa., and who was one of the brave boys of Mifflin county
that responded to the call of President Lincoln in 1861, becoming a
member of General (then Captain) Taylor's company 1st Penn. Cavalry and
serving through the entire civil war with honor and distinction. He was
severely wounded at Deep Bottom, Virginia, July 28, 1864, a rifle ball
passing through his left lung coming out in his back. So utterly
hopeless was his prospect for recovery that the surgeon at first refused
to dress the wound, but he lives today, a right vigorous young old
comrade. After the war he took Horace Greeley's advice and went west
locating in Iowa. And is now a retired farmer living in the city of
LeMars, Iowa. After visiting friends in Ohio and Illinois the young
couple will be at home to their many friends about February 1, 1907, at
1201 Washington street, LeMars, Iowa, where the groom has prepared a
good home for his bride.
DO YOU WANT TO BE NATURALIZED?
Before the adjournment of court last week judge Hutchinson gave notice
that he would listen to the hearing of petitions for naturalization
papers on the opening day of the next term of court, February 18 and
that such petitions would be heard on the opening days of court on April
29, October 7, and December 2.
Under the new naturalization law the judge holding court is empowered to
do this. No one can become a citizen until ninety days after the
hearing of the petition, and the other requirements of the law have been
fulfilled. It will cost more in the future to be naturalized, one
dollar for the first papers declaring the intention to become a citizen,
two dollars for the petition and hearing and two dollars for the decree
granting final papers. The law also provides that necessary witnesses
are entitled to fees and mileage.
January 10, 1907
WESTFIELD ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson have as guests in their home the mother and
sister of the former, Mrs. J. T. Casey and Mrs. Eleanor Wilkinson, of
Miss Joy Shoemaker, of Bradley, S.D., is visiting her mother, Mrs. E. S.
Phillips, at the West hotel.
Messrs and Mesdames E. C. Mohr and Milo Mills attended the Masonic
installation in Akron Wednesday.
James Millner came up from Sioux City Monday to look after his farming
interests near here.
Willis Husted returned home last week. He was compelled to give up his
studies at the University of Missouri on account of lung trouble. He
left Monday for Phoenix, Arizona, where he will find employment and get
some experience in ranch life.
Miss Anna Jenkins took a few days vacation from the store and came down
Wednesday and accompanied Miss Cole Fout on her Millnerville route,
where she has a large class of music scholars.
Mrs. Brant, at the mill, has been sick for several weeks and is but
slightly improved at the present.
The cold wave reached this vicinity Tuesday morning and made one realize
that the previous weather had been but "good old summer time."
Miss Clara Chapman left Sunday to re-enter state normal after spending
the holiday vacation with her mother and family friends.
Ned Spaulding returned to S. Dakota last week and dyke Spaulding to the
school at Fairbault.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Miller were business callers at Westfield Saturday.
Mrs. Nate Batchelder and little ones have been visiting at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Husted, the past week. They left Monday
for a brief stay in Akron.
Grandpa and Grandma Amos were made happy Saturday by a visit from Mrs.
Thorne and daughters, Agnes and Florence. The latter have just
recovered from a very severe illness. Their friends here were glad to
see them looking so well again. Mr. Thorne came down Sunday.
Miss May Warren and brother, Will and Fred Husted, attended the theater
in Akron Friday evening.
School commenced again Monday with usual good attendance.
Harve Coppock and little son, Harold, and a friend, Mr. Horton, of South
Sioux City, were here Monday. Mr. Coppock formerly lived east of
Millnerville, but the family now live in Sioux City and the former
travels for a stock food company.
Rufus Cilley has been seriously ill with an attack of heart failure.
Dave Wilson received a message Friday of the death of his brother,
James, who resided in Minneapolis. He left Saturday morning to attend
Miss Cora Knudson was a guest of friends the latter part of the week.
C. L. Knapp was over from Millnerville Wednesday and went to Akron.
The town council decided at their last meeting to have city scales and a
committee was appointed to attend to the matter.
ADAVILLE ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Annie Greene, of LeMars, was a guest of friends here last week.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frederichs, January 2, 1907, a daughter.
Robert Tindall returned to Toledo, Iowa, where he is attending college,
after a two weeks' visit at home.
The Ladies Aid gave a dinner at the home of Henry Bristow New Years Day.
A nice sum was taken in.
One of Chas. Hoffman's boys had the misfortune on New Year's day to cut
his eye badly with a jack knife.
C. M. Poyzer of Emporia, Kansas, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. W. J.
King, and old-time friends.
Fred Waddle and Miss Mary Brown were united in marriage Thursday,
December 27, Rev. Spurgeon officiating.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Morehead Sunday, January 6,
Winzel Parker lost a horse Saturday night.
Mrs. John Denler passed away at her home near Ellendale on Wednesday,
January 2. The funeral was held at Merrill on January 4.
Saturday evening, December 22, there was lost between H. Rohrer's store
and the C. F. Horton home a ladies' gold watch, chain and locket with a
diamond set. Leave at this office or with C. F. Horton and receive
January 11, 1907
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Frank Jones who lives near Kingsley has rented the place now occupied by
Mr. Esala, the former renter Mr. Randall having given up the place.
Misses Hazel Stokes, Agnes Eyres and Cassie Harvey have resumed their
studies in LeMars after spending their vacation with their parents here.
James Begg has moved from Eldorado, Missouri, to Western Colorado.
Charles Lice enjoyed a visit from his cousin, Mr. Grubb and family of
Kingsley, Friday and Saturday.
L. Felger and H.C. Wilson are buying another car of cattle to ship to
Mrs. Redding of Manitoba, Canada, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Dotzauer.
Mrs. Redding was formerly Miss Gosting of Kingsley.
Mrs. Sampson's baby and John Keenan's month old son have both been quite
Wesley Eyres is hauling gravel from James Pratt's place in Elkhorn
Ed Ames of Parker, S.D., visited his wife's relatives the Parry families
O.F. Van Dusen brought evergreen trees from LeMars Tuesday to set out on
Dr. Chas. C. Foling of Western Union college LeMars will preach in Union
Presbyterian church Sunday morning, January 13, at 11 o'clock. Sunday
school at 10 a.m.
The ladies of Union aid society will meet with Mrs. David Goudie
Thursday, January 17, at 2 p.m. or earlier if possible to finish the
quilting. A cordial invitation is extended to all ladies in this
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Winter Saturday, January 5, 1907, a girl.
A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Casper Sunday, January 6, 1907.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilcox went to Onawa Saturday to visit a few days with
Mrs. H.P. Schindel's little girl visited friends in Sioux City the
latter part of last week.
Mrs. Lurch of Sioux City visited at the E.E. Blumer home several days
The little one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stephens has been quite
sick but is better at present.
Geo. Bailey was a business caller in LeMars Monday.
Mrs. Fred Vinz of Sioux City came up today to visit at the parental
Jas. Littleton, of Merrill, was a business caller here Friday.
Geo. Noble is having some remodeling done to his house.
Rev. J. Stempke closed his revivals at Perry Center last Saturday
evening. The meetings were well attended. We hope good seed was sown
which will grow to be a blessing to that locality and church.
Ira Stinton of Merrill was here Monday on business.
The teachers returned for work again this week after spending two weeks
vacation at their homes in LeMars.
John Burkett of Sioux City was here a few hours Monday.
Our new postmaster, M. H. Mammen has his sister here from LeMars
assisting with duties at the drug store and post office. Mr. Mammen is
learning to shuffle the mail in a hurry.
The missionary society met last week on Thursday at the home of Mrs.
LeRoy Watts. The next meeting will be at the E. Held home the last
Thursday in January.
Don't forget the band boys supper and raffle the thirteenth of January.
Word was received from F.W. Crouch Monday which said he expected to
reach Pasadena, Cal., on Sunday evening. That he had been in a railroad
wreck in which two people were killed and several injured. The wreck
was in New Mexico.
Swan Rhoot of Alta is visiting his brother, Chas. Rhoot and family.
Andrew Ellison of Lawton attended the John Winter sale Wednesday.
R.M Crouch of LeMars has been here the first of the week on business.
A.E. Small and family expect to go to their new home in Dakota about
fifteenth of this month.
L.F. Winter will have a sale in the near future and that they expect to
move to town.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Jessie Reeves returned home Wednesday evening after visiting at the
home of Wm. Foulds in Morningside the past two weeks.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker have been quite sick with a
light attack of pneumonia. Dr. Fettes of LeMars is attending physician.
They are much better this writing.
Mr. C. Poyzer, a former well-known resident of this neighborhood,
visited old acquaintances here a few days the latter part of last week.
He left for his home at Emporia, Kan., Tuesday.
Mrs. M. Ewin is suffering an attack of appendicitis. Dr. Fettes is in
Miss Lucille March has returned from her visit to Akron where she spent
the holidays with relatives and old school mates.
John Weisenhous and family left for Lisbon, N.D., Saturday morning where
he will farm his own land. They have lived in this neighborhood for a
number of years and we are sorry we have to part with such good
A number of the young folks attended the dance given by Mr. and Mrs.
Grant Chapman Wednesday night.
Mrs. Alfred Demaray of Jackson, Neb., visited friends here Saturday and
Sunday. She returned to her home Monday morning.
After a weeks' visit with friends and relatives in this vicinity Mrs.
Ira Moor and children returned to their home in Lennox, S.D., Monday.
Mrs. D. Zimmerman is visiting relatives in Illinois this week.
Lulu and Maude Lancaster left Monday for Jackson, Nebraska, where they
will visit Alice and Jennie Demaray for a short time.
Mr. Legier of Morningside came up Saturday to attend the revival meeting
now in progress.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moir gave a dance at their home Friday night.
Miss Martha Hawkins is attending school at Western Union college in
LeMars this winter.
John Osborne, Anthony Daugherty, Fred Rees, and Elam Chapman attended
the M.W.A. meeting in LeMars Thursday night.
Mark Aukema was in town shaking hands with old friends last Wednesday.
He is now located in California.
John Klohs shipped a carload of hogs to Sioux City Wednesday.
Henry Detloff is pulling down the old blacksmith shop. He is hauling
the lumber home and will use it in building a hog house on his farm.
Word has been received that John Weisenhous who left for Lisbon, N.D.,
with his household goods and machinery last Saturday has been delayed at
Gleenwood, Minn., by a storm which had passed over that territory and
blockaded the road. He does not expect to leave there in less than a
John Walkup returned home from Marshalltown, Iowa, Saturday.
INDIAN CREEK RIPPLES: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. A.C. Eden who has been quite sick the past week is no better.
Geo. Farrin shelled corn for Will Ross Saturday and Monday.
Roy Root is helping Frank McElhaney build his barn.
Henry Huls and wire spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Ester Seben's.
Miss Emma Batcheller visited friends near Hawarden a few days last week.
Max Pollock who had been visiting relatives at Lake View during the
holidays returned Saturday.
Newell William's home is under quarantine, his daughter Elsie having a
mild attack of varuoloid.
Ross Root and Rex Pollock are husking corn for John Koch.
Ed McElhaney of Murdo, Lyman Co, S.D., is visiting relatives and
friends. He has a claim up there.
Geo. Byrne is putting up a new cattle shed this week.
Several families in this neighborhood have the measles.
Miss Cora Knudson, teacher in the Breezy Hill school was confined to her
home Monday and Tuesday having a bad cold. Miss Anna Root took her
place in the schoolroom.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Root entertained at Sunday dinner Mrs. M. McElhaney and
sons, Frank and Ed.
Hamm and Parker shelled corn for R. R. Pollock Monday.
Fred Haas is husking corn for T.D. McElhaney.
Geo. Byrne and his young folks took in the play, "The Convicts Daughter"
at Akron Friday night.
Lauren McGillfery met with quite an accident a few days ago. While
carrying a couple of pails of water he slipped and fell in such a way as
to break one of the bones in his legs. At this writing he is getting
LeMars newspaper dated Jan. 16, 1907
The 26th Anniversary of the Prairie Club was celebrated Saturday evening by
a banquet given at the Union Hotel. Speeches were made by Hon. I. J.
McDuffie, T.M. Zink and A.C. Colledge, all of LeMars, and Thos. Dealtry of
Sioux City. And informal smoker followed at the Prairie Club.
The ice at Gehlen's dam and up the Floyd river is in excellent condition for
skating, and the ice is the best in years.
Postmaster, W. H. Freeman announces an increase in the cost of rental boxes.
The charge is universal in the United States.
January 17, 1907
TOOK A COLD PLUNGE
Leonard Smith Skates “Through” Ice on Big Sioux and Narrowly Escapes
Leonard Smith took an involuntary bath in the icy waters of the Big Sioux
river on Wednesday afternoon of last week. About dusk he and Will Ross
started on a long skate up stream. When near the old Chandler place, with
Leonard about fifteen feet in advance and going at a leisurely gait,
suddenly he broke through what appeared to be sound ice. It was a shock and
a surprise, but he prevented himself from going entirely under by not losing
his head and by utilizing swimming tactics learned in boyhood. He grasped
the edges of the ice, but it kept breaking off under his heavy weight until
he reached a thicker portion. His companion was compelled to skate around
some distance before he could make a safe approach, but Will finally reached
him and hauled him out of the chilly water. Leonard felt none the worse for
his unpleasant experience after getting into his dry clothing. However, he
can scarcely repress a shudder even at this time when he stops to think how
narrow was his escape. He wore at the time a pair of heavy mining boots he
bought in Colorado, which acted as an additional handicap. Had he lost his
presence of mind for an instant, it is very likely he would have went down
and been carried under the ice, as the current was running very swiftly at
that point. This rapid flow of water there is what prevented it from
freezing over solid, the water being also ten or twelve feet deep. Leonard
always had the reputation of being lucky and the charm certainly stayed with
him to good purpose upon this occasion.
This incident should serve as a warning to others who skate on the river,
but there is practically no danger if the sport is confined to the mill pond
WELLMERLING-BATCHELLER—At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
F. Batcheller, three miles southeast of Chatsworth, Iowa, Wednesday, January
16, 1907, H. Fred Wellmerling, jr of Rembrandt, Iowa, and Miss Martha W.
It was a high noon yesterday that this pretty home wedding transpired, in
the presence of relatives and a few invited friends, Rev. C. E. Plummer, of
the Akron M. E. church, officiating.
The newly-marrieds left Chatsworth the same afternoon for their future home,
Rembrandt, Iowa, where they groom is engaged in the general mercantile
business. His partner, Mr. Lee, also married a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Batcheller. The bride taught school at Rembrandt for some time, residing
with her sister, and it was there that her acquaintance with Mr. Wellmerling
ripened to mutual affection.
The bride is a young woman of unusual accomplishments and a charming
personality, prepared in every way for a happy home making. Many friends of
the bride in this locality offer congratulations and wish them the best and
richest of life’s blessings.
Relatives present from a distance were the bride’s brother, Earl, of Sioux
City; her sister, Mrs. Lee; and the groom’s two brothers; and also the wife
of one of them, from Rembrandt. The invited friends present were the Jos. L.
Farnham family, of Chatsworth, and Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Putnam, of Akron.
LeMars, Sentinel, Friday, January 18, 1907, Page 4, Column 5:
Death of Mrs. Heye Becker.
Mrs. Heye Becker died at her home one mile east of Seney on
Wednesday morning at five o'clock of acute gastritis. Mrs. Becker was
taken suddenly ill on Tuesday evening and a doctor was summoned from
LeMars to attend to her. She never rallied from the attack and passed
away early the next morning.
Margaretha Gerjets was a native of Germany and was born at
Rapshold, Friesland, sixty-nine years ago. When a girl she came to
America with her parents and when twenty-nine years of age was united in
marriage with Heye Becker at Alton, Ill. They came to Plymouth county
in February 1883, and settled on a farm where she died. She lived there
continuously except for a few years when she and her husband lived in
the town of Seney. Mr. Becker died in May 1903.
Mrs. Becker leaves six children to mourn the loss of a loving
mother. They are John Becker, of Perry township, Mrs. Fred Hillebrand,
of Waubay, S. D., Frank, of Seney, Mrs. Oscar Haviland, Seney, Miss
Berthe (sic--Bertha) Becker, East Los Vegas (sic--Las Vegas), New
Mexico, Otto, of Seney. She also leaves three step children Henry
Becker, of Sioux City, Will Becker, of Akron, and Mrs. Herman Buse, of
The funeral will be held this afternoon at the German Methodist
church in this city, Rev. F. H. Thiel officiating.
Mrs. Becker was honored and respected most highly in the community,
where she has lived so long. She was a devoted wife and mother, a loyal
friend and Christian neighbor and many friends will regret to learn of
the death of this estimable woman.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1907
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
Swan P. Larson received at James on last Thursday from Buckgrove, Iowa,
a lot of fine thorough bred Langshane chickens.
Harry Barrett had the misfortune on last Thursday of falling heavily to
the ice while skating on the Floyd river. He sustained an injury to his
left arm so sever that it was necessary for him to go to Leeds to
consult a physician. Whether the injury resulted in a fracture of the
bones of the forearm or a mere sprain of the ligaments has not been
Frank Bennett and wife arrived here on Thursday evening from Elk Point,
S.D. They are visiting at the home of Frank Woolworth.
Charles Bennett was a Leeds business caller Thursday.
Mrs. R.N. Sherville of Cleghorn, Iowa, arrived in James Friday evening.
She is visiting with her mother, Mrs. T.B. Creamer.
Charles Larson was marketing seed corn at the Sioux City feed and
Nursery company during the past week.
Louis and Daniel Yount marketed a lot of fine hogs to Sioux City Friday.
The average weight was three hundred and fifty pounds for which they
received $6.25 per hundred.
O.J. Pence and Charlie Bennett were Leeds business callers Saturday.
Charles Bell of Moville, Woodbury county, was visiting Thursday and
Friday of last week at the home of James Litterick.
J.E. Nuessle and S.T. Fulton were in Sioux City Friday purchasing stock
in their respective lines of business.
Miss Mary Finnegan who had been home for a week is nursing an attack of
mumps and has recovered sufficiently on Friday evening to enable her to
return to Sioux City.
Messrs George and Claus Junck were Leeds business callers, Saturday.
Henry Junck, Jr., commenced to haul sand last week. He intends to build
a fine dwelling house on his farm during the coming summer. The new
structure is designated to be modern and up-to-date.
E. H. Winn of Leeds was a James business caller on Saturday.
A.R. Cox of Leeds was a pleasant caller in James Saturday afternoon.
F.W. Blumer of Hinton was calling on friends in James Saturday.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Lois and Maude Lancaster returned home Saturday evening from Jackson,
Neb., after a short visit with Alice and Jennie Demaray.
Henry Detloff and Will Henrich shipped a carload of cattle to Chicago
Mrs. Will Kennedy who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. E. March, for
the past six weeks left Friday evening for her home near Akron, Iowa.
Mrs. Clarence Kennedy and children of Hillsboro, N.D., arrived here
Monday night to visit relatives while their goods are being shipped to
Mason City, Iowa, where Mr. Kennedy has secured work.
E.F. Anstine and son, Guy, left Tuesday morning for Marithan, where they
will visit Mr. and Mrs. Zehr, former residents of this place. From
there they will go to Rockwell City, Iowa, and Freeport, Illinois, to
visit relatives before returning home. Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Moore are
attending to the farm duties during their absence.
Will Harris and son Roy of Pierre, S.D., are visiting old acquaintances
in town. Mr. Harris formerly owned the farm now owned by Frank Buss.
Mr. Thos. Lancaster and son James, of Argyle, Wis., arrived here Tuesday
morning to visit relatives for some time.
Lora Baldwin shipped a carload of fat cattle to Chicago Tuesday night.
Rev. Whitfield, pastor of the M.E. church in LeMars, assisted Rev.
Kiernan with the meetings Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
Will Reeves' team ran away last Saturday. He had just unloaded a load of
cobs for Geo. Hughes and tied them to the fence by the barn. One of the
horses broke the hitch strap and they started for home but were stopped
about half a mile from town by the section men. No damage was done only
the wagon tongue being broken.
Mrs. Krudwig of LeMars was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Anthony
Daugherty, last week.
D.F. McArthur and John Stranger shipped a carload of hogs to Sioux City
Mr. Higday of LeMars attended meeting her Monday and Tuesday nights.
John Osborne, Fred Rees, Anthony Daughtery, Elam Chapman, Tom Rees, and
Clifford Bray attended the meeting of the M.W.A. in LeMars Monday night.
Mrs. Jeffers of Ruble is visiting at the Jeffers and Doty homes this
Mrs. A.H. Tillma went to Hospers, Iowa, Monday to visit her parents.
She returned home Friday evening.
E.F. Councilman is confined to his home with a severe attack of
The Misses Bertha and Sadie Ankema visited their brother, Simon, a few
days last week. They left for Denver, Colo., Tuesday morning.
The Daughters of Ceres were entertained by Mrs. W.L. Weber Thursday.
Lewis Demaray of LeMars was a guest at the Penning home Sunday.
The W.H.M. society met at the home of Mrs. Alvina Jeffers Wednesday.
Miss Florence Carpenter of LeMars visited Mrs. Simon Aukema a few days
Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Jeffers entertained Mr. and Mrs. Warren Doty at supper
Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. Irven Boyer and son of Colfax, N.D., a
sister of Mr. Jeffers who is visiting at the Jeffers and Doty homes this
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jamison of LeMars passed through here on the late
train Monday night on their way to their new home in Seattle,
Washington. A number of their old friends met the train at the depot
here and bid them good by wishing them success in their new location.
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Miss Eva Frost was a LeMars passenger on Saturday.
Chris Hansen and family of Washington township are now nicely located in
the Eberhard house on Calhoun street.
Clarence Decker has accepted a position in the Record office as
Jas. Hughes of LeMars was transacting business here last Saturday.
John Messmer has purchased the Otto Weaver residence on the west side.
A bright little baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dane Laughout last
J. Kennedy and H. Peterson came down from Seney to attend the Farmers
Mutual Insurance meeting here Saturday.
Sam Wendt and Mr. Scott of Remsen were business callers in Merrill on
Frank Dennler of Hinton Sundayed with Merrill friends.
January 25, 1907
PRETTY HOME WEDDING
Miss Almeda Stephens and Mr. Julius Frohman are United in Marriage at the
Home of the Bride's Mother In this City
A very pretty home wedding occurred at the residence of Mrs. Mary Stephens
on Cedar street, on Thursday afternoon when her youngest daughter, Almeda L.
Stephens was united in marriage with Mr. Julius D. Frohmann, of Boltenville,
Wis. The ceremony took place at five o'clock and was performed by Rev. G.G.
Whitefield, pastor of the First Methodist Church, in the presence of
thirty-four relatives and friends. The decorations were pink and white and
the color scheme was effectively carried out in the parlors and dining
rooms, pretty festoons of the colors draped at coigns of vantage, and a
lovely floral bell of the same colors was suspended in one corner of the
parlor and underneath this sacred emblem the young people took their places
and pledged their vows. The approach of the wedding party was heralded by
the strains of the wedding march played on the piano by Miss Laura Miller
who during the ritual service played a soft, sweet accompaniment of music.
The bride was attended by Miss Alice Bogenrief who wore a pretty costume of
pink and the groom was attended by Frank Stephens, a brother of the bride.
The bride wore a most becoming gown of white silk with elaborate trimmings
of valetciennes lace. The only jewelry she wore was a beautifully studded
amethyst cross. Following the ceremony hearty congratulations were heaped
upon the young people and the wedding gifts, which were many and beautiful
were much admired.
A wedding dinner was served, the tables being prettily decorated with
flowers, the center piece being a lovely pyramid of carnations and ferns.
Miss Emma Strouse and Miss Eva Bell, intimate friends of the bride, did the
honors of serving, each wearing the bride's colors, Miss Strouse blue and
white and Miss Bell pink and white.
The bride is a well known young lady who has spent her life in this vicinity
and is popular in a large circle of friends. The bridegroom has worked in
this neighborhood off and on for the past three years and has made a number
of friends since coming here.
The young people will leave the latter part of next month for Wessington
Springs, S.D., where they will engage in farming.
LINCOLN DAY SERVICE
At the Congregational Church, Sunday morning, February 10, at 10:30:
Decorations with flags;
G.A.R. Post and Woman's Relief Corps attend in lodge capacity.
Special lecture by pastor on Lincoln. All the old soldiers and friends of
the soldiers, and soldiers who served in later wars, and the patriotic
citizens of LeMars are cordially invited to this Sunday morning Lincoln
service. The congregation requested to assemble 5 minutes early.
The evening hour, beginning at 7:30, will be devoted to a Symposium on
Lincoln as follows: "Lincoln, the Boy and the Youth," by G.T. Struble,
"Lincoln, the Man and Citizen," by I.T. Martin,
"Lincoln, the Statesman and the Politician," by I.J. McDuffie,
"Lincoln, the Philosopher in daily life," by T.M. Zink,
"Lincoln, the Saviour of his Country," by J.U. Sammis.
The public is cordially invited to both these services.
Married on Wednesday January 16, at the Adaville United Brethren church
parsonage, Rev. Spurgeon officiating, William J. Warren and Pearl May
Mulheron. The bride was attended by Miss Ida May Warren, a sister of the
groom and the groom by his intimate friend, Fred Husted. After the ceremony
the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride's parents where about
thirty relatives partook of a splendid dinner.
The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Warren, of Westfield.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Mulheron, well known citizens
A large number of friends join in wishing them a long and happy life.
Those desiring lessons in voice culture under Mr. Anderson should arrange
immediately as he will be here only a limited time. No pupils taken for
less than a term of ten weeks of two lessons per week, the price for the
term being $10.00.
IS NOT QUARANTINED.
In writing of the diphtheria scare in Grant township the SENTINEL
erroneously stated that Arnold Aalfs was one of those under quarantine. This
is a mistake as Mr. Aalfs states he is not quarantined. THE SENTINEL
received the information on supposedly good authority and is sorry the
mistake occurred and hopes Mr. Aalfs will never have to undergo quarantine
and that he will accept the apology in the spirit in which it is made.
BANQUET AND INSTALLATION
Members of Rebekah Lodge Entertain Two Hundred and Fifty Guests
The members of Acorn Rebekah lodge No. 62, held public installation
ceremonies on Tuesday night and extended a large number of invitations for
the occasion and about two hundred and fifty guests were present and enjoyed
the exercises and participated in a royal good time.
The spacious hall was beautifully decorated in pink and green, the colors of
The officers were installed by Mrs. Lettie Hillery, the grand district
deputy, assisted by Mrs. B.F. Ferguson, grand marshal. At the opening of the
ceremonies the staff of four introduced the grand officers, who are: Mrs.
Hillery; Mrs. P.E. Mann, grand treasurer; Mrs. J.J. Moore, grand secretary;
and Mrs. W.R. Harrison, grand warden. One of the features of the
installation was the floral drill executed by the members of the degree
staff dressed in white. They went through a series of pretty evolutions and
maneuvers in splendid style, the climax being the presentation of the
letters, "I. O. O. F" in living form.
The officers installed are:
Miss Dora Pech, N.G.
Mrs. A. Keith, V.G
Mrs. Thos. Hillery, R.S.
Mrs. Jno. Bogen, F.S.
Mrs. J.F. Beattie, Treasurer
Mrs. J.J. Moore, Chaplain
Mrs. P.E. Mann, R.S.N.G.
Mrs. R.W. Harrison, L.S.N.G.
Mrs. H.S. Ewers, R.S.V.G.
Miss Louise Prust, L.S.V.G.
Miss Margaret Love, Conductress
Mrs. S.E. Plath, Warden
Mrs. F. Anderson, I.G.
Miss Dora Petry, O.G.
Following this, speeches were made by Rev. Purdue, Messrs, J.J. Ingalls,
E.T. Bedell, R.M. Crouch, and others.
A fine three-course banquet was served. The tables were elegantly appointed
and a beautiful center piece was formed by a pyramid of pink carnations,
smilax and ferns. At each plate were pretty favors of green and pink ribbon.
During the supper hour Mrs. Ling played a number of beautiful selections and
some vocal numbers with pleasing effect.
A number of guests from Kingsley were present at the occasion, among them
being Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Ingalls and Miss Ingalls, W. W. Lillie, Miss Hattie
Rowe, Miss Mabel Hicks, Miss Vera Rathbun, H. Clausen and Miss Clausen.
ASKS FOR DIVORCE
Mary Dunning has filed a petition in the office of the clerk of courts
asking for a divorce from her husband, Edward Dunning, on the grounds of
cruel and inhuman treatment. Her maiden name was Mary Brown and she was
married to Edward Dunning in LeMars on May 5, 1900, and one child, a girl
now fourteen months old, was born to them. She asks for the custody of the
child and $1000 alimony.
Her petition recites a tale of domestic woe and relates how her husband ill
treated her, called her vile names and accuses her of being unchaste, did
not buy her sufficient clothing or food and spent his nights away from home
remaining in town for his own pleasure and on January 22, last, threw a pipe
wrench at her and told her to get out of the house and not to come back. The
petition further states that Dunning, who is a renter on a farm in Johnson
township is worth about $2,100 in personal property. The plaintiff says
there is $100 worth of furniture which she bought and that shortly after her
marriage she gave him $750 which he promised to repay. She has nothing but
the furniture and the claim for the borrowed money.
DEATH OF M. C. NEISIUS
Michael C. Neisius of this city died on Wednesday morning, January 23, 1907,
at 6:15, after an illness of two months. He was born at Paris, Racine
county, Wisconsin, August 1, 1876, when he was a year and a half old his
parents came to LeMars and the family has lived here since. He leaves a
father and mother, two sisters and one brother to mourn his loss. Two
brothers preceded him in death, one dying at the age of twenty-five and the
other at the age of twenty-one years.
The funeral will be held from St. Joseph's church this morning at ten
MET ON THE ROSEBUD.
School Ma'am and Young Farmer on Adjoining Claims Form Attachments and are
A romance which had its inception on the Rosebud reservation reached a happy
culmination on Monday when Miss Florence Carpenter of this city was united
in marriage with Petter Kleinjam, of Gregory county, South Dakota. In 1904
when the rush of land seekers to Bonesteel was at its height and the
government conducted a lottery whereby its faithful subjects, who were
lucky, could draw a chance to file a claim on the Rosebud agency. Miss
Carpenter went to draw a prize and picked a homestead in Gregory county.
Up to that time she had been a successful school teacher in Plymouth and
Sioux counties and when she settled on her claim in South Dakota continued
her work of teaching the y9oung, at the same time in her spare moments and
vacations becoming initiated in the mysteries of farming.
On an adjoining claim was a stalwart and fine young man whose name was and
is Peter Kleinjam. What more natural than that they should exchange ideas on
subjects in common such as the prospects of homesteaders, future wealth of
the newly acquired land, the crops and the weather. From these to tenderer
subjects was but a short step and a mutual agreement sprang up between them
resulting in a happy engagement.
The marriage ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T.J. Carpenter, of Center street on Monday afternoon in the presence of
about thirty relatives and friends and was performed by Rev. W.G. Moore,
pastor of the First Presbyterian church.
A splendid wedding feast was provided and the afternoon and evening were
pleasantly spent in celebrating the happy event and many congratulations
were heaped upon the young people. They were the recipients of many useful
and beautiful presents.
They have been visiting with relatives in LeMars and vicinity this week and
leave tomorrow for their home in Bonesteel, S.D., where they each own a
quarter section of land, visiting with the groom's relatives in Brookings
county on their way home.
Well Known LeMars Young People are Married in the Presence of a Large Number
The spacious home of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bauer on Washington street was
thrown open to about fifty of their friends on Wednesday evening who were
invited to attend the wedding of Miss Mina Nafus and their son, Franklin C.
Bauer. The wedding color was white relieved by beautiful floral decorations
of pink carnations and red roses. A wedding bell of white was suspended in
the parlor from which were suspended streamers of white satin ribbons and
beneath this the young people took their places. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. G.F. Whitefield, pastor of the First Methodist church and the ring
ceremony was used. The wedding march was played on the piano by Miss
Lillian Bogen and prior to this Mr. R.H. Briggs sang, "I Will Think of
Thee." The bride's gown was a lovely creation of white over taffeta silk
elaborately trimmed with valenciennes lace. Following the ceremony and
congratulations, a fine supper was served. Mrs. Art Pierce assisted by Miss
Cora Crouch and Miss Georgia Brown doing the honors. Miss Stella Farlowe
received the guests at the door.
The young people were the recipients of many useful and lovely presents,
chief among them being some elegant chinaware, silver and cut glass. The
groom's parents presented them with a substantial present in the form of a
The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Keck and Mr. Vernon Keck, of
The newly married pair will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Bauer until
spring, when they will move into a house on the same street recently
purchased by the groom, which he will remodel and enlarge.
The bride is well and favorably known in LeMars and has conducted a
dressmaking establishment in this city for several years and has a large
number of friends.
Mr. Bauer is one of the sterling young business men of LeMars, and is also
popular in a large circle of friends. He is at present bookkeeper for the
Scharles Tailoring Co.
CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Thresa Hilke was visiting with her sister, Mrs. Fred Schultz, one
day last week.
Mrs. Albert Hieke is on the sick list.
Miss Lillian Kehrberg visited at the G. Printz home here last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kalas from Liberty visited at the home of Gust Danne
one day recently.
Mr. Ludwig Danne from LeMars was in our neighborhood one day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Danne visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Grimjess on Monday last.
Mr. Aug. Kemnitz and daughter, Elsa and Malinda, were visiting with
relatives near LeMars Saturday.
A nice crowd of young people from here went skating last Tuesday
Mr. Aug. Kemnitz is delivering corn to LeMars this week.
Mr. Albert Schuman hauled ice from LeMars last week.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Richard John went to Texas last week on the excursion with purchasing
land in view if pleased with the country.
James Mase accompanied the excursionists as far as Sioux City.
Mrs. Harry Hoyt left via LeMars Saturday evening to visit ten days or
more with relatives in Chicago and Dixon, Illinois.
Phelan and Voss shelled corn for Charles Lite Thursday.
Peter Ruppert of LeMars did paperhanging for Mrs. McLain.
Miss Tillie Shehan went to Yankton, S.D., Thursday to visit her sister,
Mrs. William Davis.
Samuel Harvey, justice of the peace, and Rev. F.A. Ginn of Mt. Hope
church were called to the Edwin Scott home last week to sign papers
about life insurance.
Mrs. Edwards entertained a company of young people Friday evening in
honor of her niece, Mrs. Will Payzant, of Schuyler, Nebraska.
Wesley Eyres has commenced hauling material to build a new house.
The hay that was pressed in this vicinity has been shipped to Chicago.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Fred Moore of LeMars was a business caller in town Tuesday.
John Deegan left Sunday for different points in the eastern part of the
state where he will buy cattle for shipping.
Mr. Smylie and son, Mervaie, of LeMars, transacted business in town
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Tillma and baby went to Hospers, Iowa, Sunday to
visit Mrs. Tillma's parents.
Miss Mae Kennedy spent Sunday with her parents. She returned to her
Frank March of Akron visited his mother and sister a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker came up from Sioux City to attend the funeral
of Mrs. Henry Becker.
Harry Demaray of Jackson, Neb., who has been visiting relatives in
LeMars arrived here Tuesday evening to visit old acquaintances.
Friends of Mrs. Lyman Britton are pleased to learn that she is able to
be around again.
Thos. Lancaster and son, James, from Argyle, Wis., who are visiting
relatives here went to Sheldon Wednesday morning to visit Mrs. D.
McArthur. They returned the same day.
A few of our young folks were pleasantly entertained by Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. Lancaster at their home near Maurice Tuesday night. Refreshments
were served at a late hour after which all departed for their homes.
All report a jolly time.
Edwin Lancaster went to Sheldon on Wednesday.
A large crowd from this vicinity attended the funeral of Mrs. Becker at
LeMars last Friday.
Mrs. Irven Boyer who has been visiting the Doty and Jeffers homes went
to Ruble Saturday to visit relatives before returning to her home at
Tom Rees and John Osborne shelled corn for Fred Rees and Mrs. Osborne
Mrs. C.S. Jeffers returned to her home at Ruble Monday after visiting
relatives here the past week.
Tom Rees went to Maurice Thursday where he will help Jas. Lancaster put
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. W. Richardson visited with relatives in Sioux City the latter part
of last week.
Mrs. Geo. Noble and daughter, Blanche, attended church in Sioux City
John Morrison of near Odebolt visited with relatives here over Sunday at
the J. Luft and Fred Stevens homes.
J. Luft visited his sons and their families in Sioux City Monday.
Mrs. Fred Vintz of Sioux City was here the first of the week.
There were no preaching services at the M.E. church Sunday. Rev. J.J.
Stempke is reported sick at his home in LeMars.
Mr. Zinn and family arrived here Wednesday. They moved on the Dr. Hess
ranch northwest of town. Percy Hess who has been manager of the ranch
expects to go to Oklahoma where he has relatives.
The Freddie Blumer sale Tuesday was quite well attended. Mr. Blumer
expects to go to Wisconsin.
The W.M.S. will meet next Thursday, January 31, at the E. Held home.
Held Bros. hog sale Wednesday was well attended and their hogs sold at a
Mrs. Del Rangebothem of Potosia visited with friends here Wednesday.
The high winds Saturday afternoon and night put some of the telephone
lines out of working order.
Wm. Thompson is putting up ice for the meat market for Jas. Littleton's
Otto Winter and Geo. Noble are busy putting up ice to supply the trade
for the town the coming summer.
John Peterson living east of town is building a new granary.
Mrs. Mabel Tayor visited friends in Sioux City the latter part of last
Miss Josephine Soletine and Mr. Joseph Kossi were united in marriage on
Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's Church, in this city, Rev. Father F.X.
Feuerstein performing the ceremony. A wedding breakfast was served at
the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. Salentine and the young people
left on the noon train for a visit with relatives in Minnesota and on
their return they will live on the groom's farm.
A large number of people attended the wedding of Miss Minnie Renken and
Mr. Frank Oetkin at the home of bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jurken
Renken in Grant township, yesterday.
The wedding of Miss Etta Luebbin and Mr. Siebert Harms was celebrated at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luebbin yesterday in Grant
January 29, 1907
OUR COUNTY NEWS
By Our Correspondents, and From Exchanges
AKRON: (From the Register-Tribune)
Albert Witt, north east of town, returned Tuesday from LeMars, where he was
receiving medical attention for an injured knee. He will be laid up several
E. A. Fields, of Sioux City, made a brief business here last Friday.
The Akron Milling Co., recently moved into its own new quarters on the river
front in that city, the new warehouse being large enough to accommodate the
rapidly growing wholesale business of that concern.
Born, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Eidem, eight miles southwest of
town, Monday, January 21, 1907.
Born, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Whittecar, southeast of town, Monday,
January 21, 1907.
Jacob Dirks and Miss Louisa Thiel were married last Thursday, January 17,
1907, at the German Lutheran parsonage in Akron, Rev. Fred Meske
officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Chas. Toben, of Westfield
township. They will reside on the place the groom has been farming, six
miles south of here. Their friends offer congratulations.
W.W. Burrill came home Tuesday from a stay of about two weeks on his ranch
near Wolsey, S.D. On account of the deep snow and difficulty in securing
carpenters to build a new house and barn on his place, Wes. was unable to
corral the big 1906 crop of Dakota jackrabbits, but is making preparations
for much better accommodations the coming season.
The public school reopened Monday morning after a weeks vacation on account
of several contagious diseases in town and the danger of spreading some
quarantine for scarlet fever at Ed Whitfield home and for small pox at the
Al. Chambers home was removed Monday. Mrs. Chambers being the only member
of the family to escape the disease. The only new case of small pox reported
this past week is at the Alf Tresler home. The other cases in town will soon
be released from quarantine.
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Florence Reed of Denver, Colorado, arrived in James on Monday. She is
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Haller.
Miss Louise Julch returned to Hinton Monday morning.
A.C. Julch was transacting business in Sioux City Monday.
Joseph Young of Bronson, Iowa, was here this week visiting with his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Creamer.
Jacob Schneider shipped a carload of corn to Chicago Thursday.
A.C. Cummins, of Perry township, was a business caller at the home of Philip
The second month of the winter term of school at James was concluded on
Wednesday. Pupils whose records of attendance for the month is perfect are:
Jessie Litterick, Walter Petes, Russell Campbell, Jessie Pence, and Johnnie
Held Bros. sale of thoroughbred Poland Chinas on Wednesday was well
attended. Sixty-six hogs were sold bringing an average price of thirty-two
Grace Litterick returned home from Sioux City Wednesday evening.
S.T. Fulton was a Hinton visitor on Wednesday afternoon.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
The Fred Dralle sale was quite well attended considering the cold day. Sgt.
Wood the veteran auctioneer and Mr. Bensen had full charge of Mr. Dralle's
big hog sale on Tuesday.
Ulfert Hartmann marketed a nice bunch of swine here on Tuesday.
Hugh Irving from Ireton was a pleasant caller here on Tuesday.
Held Bros. of Hinton and Henry Bros. of LeMars were in attendance at the
R.J. Nolan and son were getting ice here on Tuesday.
Will and Thomas Keough were pleasant visitors here the first of the week.
Gerret Lewis has sold his horse and buggy to Lenth Bros.
Dunc McArthur and George Hinde were greeting friends here Tuesday.
Henry Groetken, George Bauma, E.J. Rath, Charley Pritchett were among some
of the farmers in town Tuesday.
There is a strong talk of a farmer's elevator in Struble.
Tenjes Tammen traded one of his horses to Henry Geesie for a nice red bull.
Gerd Ludwig of Chatsworth called at his father's place Wednesday.
Will Henrich was a pleasant caller on Tuesday.
Henry Detloff, Jr., who is a student at Morningside college, missed his
train Monday and was compelled to go by way of LeMars.
We are informed that nearly all the student preachers of Morningside, who
fill places out of town Sundays as far north as Lester, all missed their
trains Saturday evening due to a balky street car on which they rode from
A. Melema will be the new man on the Potter farm east of town.
William Jackson, Jr., was taking in the hog sale here Tuesday.
Mr. Byrne from Akron was a pleasant caller here the last of the week.
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Will Taylor departed Wednesday with a car of household goods for Lauton,
Iowa, where he will make his future home. Mrs. Taylor and the children left
on the following day.
H.E. Searls returned from his Nebraska visit on Wednesday morning.
George Halley has been quite sick at his home east of town. His sister, Mrs.
George Millner, came from Sioux City to help take care of him.
V.B. Boyd's auction sale on Wednesday on the Dr. Cilley farm north of town
was quite well attended and the stock machinery etc., sold fairly well. Mr.
Boyd and family expect to leave about the first of March for their new home
in Buffalo county, South Dakota, where he purchased land last October.
Misses Camilla and Loretta Martin and cousin, Miss Mahan, went to Sioux City
Tuesday to attend the funeral of a relative.
The Ladies Aid met on Thursday afternoon with Mrs. A.M. Wheeler. Luncheon
Will Stinton shelled corn last week for E. Hummel.
E.L. Petty is able to be about again after his recent severe illness.
Mrs. Samson of Centerville, South Dakota, was a guest at the C. M. Rasmussen
home a few days the past week.
W.S. Bennett was over from Richland the forepart of the past week.
Gladys Gaunt came down from Akron to spend Sunday at her home south of town.
Mrs. W.B. Martin was a passenger to Hudson, South Dakota, on Monday morning
of the past week to visit relatives.
Jacob Dirks and Miss Louisa Thiel were married Thursday, January 17, 1907,
at Akron. The ceremony took place at the German Lutheran parsonage. Rev.
Meske officiating. Mr. Dirks resides on the G.G. Gosting farm east of town
and the bride is the eldest daughter of Mrs. Charles Toben.
Miss Amy Talbot of Gayville, S.D., is assisting Miss Anna Marks with sewing
and learning the dressmakers trade.
Agnes Thorne spent the past week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Nearly all who have ice houses are busy these cold days putting up their
next summer's supply of ice.
Mrs. Walters who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Earl Bihlmeyer, near
Richland was a passenger to Hawarden, her home, on Wednesday night.
Tom Rendeau shelled corn on Wednesday. Will Chapman's machine doing the job.
Perry Latton and bride arrived at the Ed Beauben home on Thursday evening to
make a visit before going to house keeping in Sioux City.
Levi Feauto had a fall Wednesday in which he broke one of his ribs.
The J.B. Smith sale northeast of town on Thursday, January 24, was fairly
well attended considering that the day was very cold. Nearly everything sold
well. Agnes and Agnes of Akron were auctioneers.
D.L. Scanlon was over from LeMars Wednesday looking after his business
interests in this part of the county.
Mrs. W. B. Martin returned on Friday from a several days visit at Hudson,
F. M. Hughes, Leon Hughes and Kanoot Lundren were passengers to Sioux City
on Sunday last.
John Smith arrived from the Rosebud country Wednesday for a visit near here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Smith and other relatives.
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
[Transcriber note: there was two JAMES columns in this newspaper]
Mrs. R. N. Shervills who visited here a few weeks with friends and relatives
returned to her home in Cleghorn, Iowa, on last Thursday evening.
Mrs. Lewis Haller was called to Bronson, Iowa, Thursday morning to assist in
caring for her granddaughter, Lucille Schoemaker, who it has been reported
is threatened with typhoid pneumonia.
Julch Brothers sale of thoroughbred Duree Jersey hogs which took place on
last Thurs the 24th is reported a success in as much as fair and
satisfactory prices were realized for their offerings.
J.E. Nuessle has been busy during the past wee in harvesting ice. He has
several men assisting him and intends to store a larger quantity of
congealed water than he did last year.
Jacob Schindler was transacting business in Sioux City Thursday.
Jacob Schindler shipped a carload of shelled corn to Chicago Thursday.
Lewis Haller was a Sioux City business caller Thursday. He also attended
Frank's and Julch Bros. hog sales on Perry Creek.
Miss Anna Julch spent Thursday and Friday in Sioux City with friends.
Marks and Dreyfus of Sioux City unloaded three carloads of cattle at James
on Friday evening. The cattle were shipped from South St. Paul, Minnesota.
Miss Agness Toller, who teaches the Woolworth school, spent Saturday and
Sunday at her home in Sioux City.
Miss Anna Petersen of Sioux City arrived in James Friday evening. She
visited at the home of J.E. Nuessle.
P.E. Held was transacting business in Sioux City Friday.
J.E. Nuessle and Honnis Bornholtz were Hinton visitors Friday evening.
O.J. Pence and Lewis Haller were Sioux City business callers Friday.
Hans Olson made a business trip to LeMars Saturday.
Mrs. S.T. Fulton was in Sioux City Saturday.
Henry Luft of Sioux City was a James business caller Saturday.
Ada Larson has been visiting during the past week with friends in Sioux
Grant Musser was a Sioux City business caller Saturday.
Swan. P. Larson and his son Charles were delivering wheat to the Leeds mill
George Junck was a Leeds visitor Saturday.
Fritz Ludwig was drawing corn to Leeds Saturday.
T.B. Creamer was transacting business in Sioux City Saturday.
Harry Barrett was calling on friends in Leeds Sunday.
William Finnegan was a Sioux City business caller Saturday.
Matilda Julch spent Sunday home from Sioux City.
Hank Becker of Lincoln township was a pleasant caller in James on Sunday.
J.G. Redmon was severely burned on Thursday while at his home on Eagle
street, by a gasoline explosion. Mr. Redmon was attempting to thaw out a
frozen hydrant. He had put a fire alongside the hydrant and poured some
gasoline on it. The can exploded, burning his hands badly and set fire to
his clothing in several places. He succeeded in putting out the fire in his
clothes but his hands were painfully burned laying him off work for several
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Huntington, of Lincoln, Neb., will move to LeMars to make
their home. Mrs. Huntington arrived here on Saturday. They will rent the
P.F. Dalton cottage on Second street, which was recently purchased by Miss
M.C. Clarke. Mrs. Huntington has been in poor health for some time and comes
to LeMars to be near her mother and sister, Mrs. D.W. Clarke and Miss M.C.
Clarke. Mr. Huntington, who is a traveling man is frequently away from home
in the course of his business, and can make LeMars nearly as often as he can
his present headquarters.
A stout, and burly looking hobo, was around begging on Thursday afternoon in
the south part of town and his plea for food and raiment was listened to by
the charitable minded and generous, the day being cold and severely wintry.
He obtained food and some wearing apparel at the home of Bryson Love and
also at the Ed Pearce home. From there he went to the home of P.M. Roseberry
and was again fed and given some clothes to protect him from the cold. He
made a kick about the quality of clothes given him at this place and knowing
there were no men about at that time of day became very insolent. Mrs.
Roseberry telephoned to the mayor's office and Marshal Gannon hurried to the
scene meeting the saucy beggar on Broadway. He was locked up and later told
to get out and show his face no more hereabouts.
Miss Emma Koch, cashier at the LeMars market conducted by the
Kehrberg-Schneider company, was taken seriously ill while at her desk on
Saturday evening shortly after supper. A physician was called in and found
she was suffering from heart trouble and restorations were applied and she
was taken home. Although better yesterday, she was not sufficiently
recovered to resume her work.
F.D. Adams, of Omaha, general superintendent of the American Express
company, was in LeMars last week and while here made arrangements to rent
the building in the Flaugher block next to the Kehrberg-Schneider company.
The office will be moved from its present location in the Colledge building
on March 1. The new premises are leased for three years.
Hinton Gazette: The home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Krier, Sr., was the scene
of a very pretty wedding Tuesday when their daughter, Margaret I. Krier, was
united in marriage to Arthur E. Reid in the presence of a few relatives. The
ceremony took place at 3:30 p.m. and was conducted by Rev. Tiernev of the
Lincoln Catholic church. The bride was dressed in pale green silk and wore a
wreath of orange blossoms. The groom was dressed in black. The bridesmaid
was Miss Tracy Krier, sister of the bride, John Felters acted as groomsman.
After the ceremony the guests spent the afternoon in visiting and the
evening in dancing.
The young people were the recipients of many useful presents and the best
wishes of the entire neighborhood. They will make their home on one of the
Henry Schneider farms east of town. In the evening a party of chevalriers
came and paid their compliments to the bridal couple and received their
DEATH OF C. G. NORRIS
Word was received on Friday by A.G. Blakeway, of the death of his
father-in-law, C. G. Norris, which occurred suddenly on that date at his
home in Seattle from apoplexy. The news was a great shock to his relatives
and friends here as though Mr. Norris was an old man, being over seventy,
and had gone to Washington last October for change of climate on account of
his health, his late letters had been very cheering, stating he was in fine
health and spirits and that the change had been most beneficial.
The remains will be brought here for burial accompanied by his son, John C.
Norris. They may not arrive here until Thursday or Friday on account of snow
blockades in the west, and funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Mr. Norris was one of the pioneers of LeMars. He leaves besides the son and
daughter mentioned, another daughter, Mrs. Mac Campbell, who lives in