Iowa Old Press
Friday, November 1, 1907
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. E. F. Anstine attended church at LeMars Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hawkins visited with Elam Chapman and wife Sunday.
Chris Lancaster, of Maurice, spent Monday at the parental home in town.
Al. McArthur and wife visited at the Wm. Lancaster home in town Wednesday.
The Ladies Aid society will meet with Mrs. Z. Rayburn Wednesday, November
John Osborn is the proud possessor of a new surrey which he purchased in
LeMars last week.
Rev. Hartzell returned home Saturday from Sioux City, Iowa, where he spent
the week with his brother who is quite sick.
Ree Hughes, of LeMars, spent Sunday with her sister and brother, Vera and
Clarence Jackson and wife spent Sunday with the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Jackson.
The Ladies Aid society held a special meeting at the home of Mrs. John
Lancaster Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Olive Sardison returned from Sioux City Saturday evening after spending
a few days at her home at that place.
Miss Josie Winslow closed a successful term of school in town last Friday
for two weeks vacation, which she is spending at her home in LeMars.
Miss Mae Kennedy returned home last week from Ireton where she had been
filling vacancy during the absence of the grammar grade teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Albro went to Spencer Thursday morning of last week to
visit their daughter, Mrs. Harry Britton, a few days returning home Monday.
Rev. Irving Ingle, a student at Morningside college, who has been appointed
pastor of the Granville charge, spent Monday with his friend, Rev. C. F.
Hartzell enroute to his work at Morningside, Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lamb, who lived on the Cana Royce farm east of town
have brought land near Burns, Wyo. They shipped their household goods,
machinery and stock to that point the first of the week. Their son, Henry,
accompanied the shipment. Mr. and Mrs. Lamb left on the morning train,
Tuesday, for LeMars where they will visit their son, George, before leaving
for their new home.
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mabel Fursee was a Westfield caller Saturday.
Lee May was a Sioux City caller Saturday.
Noah Knapp finished husking corn last week.
Mrs. Murdock McInniss, who has been seriously ill is improving nicely.
Carpenters are busily engaged in erecting a new corn crib on the Henry Minen
Ray Cunningham, who has been seriously ill in the city hospital, is
Quite a number of our people attended the meetings in Ruble, conducted by
J. H. Mammen, one of Crathorne's enterprising young me, leaves for Montana,
Carpenters have just completed a fine new corn crib on the Henry Plueger
farm, northwest of here.
Miss Anna Strader closed her fall term of school last Friday and left for
her home in Sioux City Tuesday.
Mamie Rembe, who has been making an extended visit with her brothers, George
and Phil, has returned to her home in LeMars.
Dr. McComb, of Sioux City, conducted a series of revival meetings in the
First Presbyterian church of Johnson township. The meetings were largely
Dr. Chase, of Sioux City, conducted services in the Presbyterian church last
Sunday afternoon and evening. There will be services next Sunday also.
Come out and help us. We need you.
Miss Cassie Harvey, of Union township, visited a number of her Crathorne
friends last week. Miss Harvey has been teaching the center school in Grant
township this fall, but will teach near her home this winter.
Mrs. A. G. Blakeway and son, Professor Herbert, were calling on old friends
in this neighborhood recently. Mrs. Blakeway was bidding her friends
farewell as she was about to depart for her new home in Colorado.
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Loman Noble has been on the sick list a day or so this week.
C. W. Reeves is boarding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Reck.
W. H. Glover left Saturday morning for a trip to Dakota to look at land.
Mrs. Fred Vinz, of Sioux City, is visiting at the parental home this week.
Mrs. E. Phillips moved into her new home in Hinton the first of the week.
The Misses Tilla and Louisa Julch, of James, were calling on friends here
E. E. Blumer retuned home Wednesday evening from a ten days trip in Dakota.
Miss Lizzie Richards is assisting Mrs. Schneider with work at the
Mrs. J. A. Sayer spent several days at the Frank Buse home east of town this
Onna Croon was marketing some fat stock to the butchers here the first of
John Beover was an Alton visitor the past week. He was helping his brother,
The price of all grain is on the bad recently. The elevators here are not
buying at all this week.
Mrs. Ellen Moran is at Maurice assisting relatives there, who had been
bereaved of their mother and wife.
Because of the elevators being closed up farmers that come to town with
grain find it hard work to dispose of it.
Work is progressing on the Mrs. Ellen Moran's house. J. W. Brown, of
LeMars, has a big gang of men at work.
Charley Smith, who has been building James McDougall's house, is now
assisting J. W. Brown on the Moran residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Renken are the proud parents of a little daughter born
this week. Mother and baby are doing fine.
George Hinde is rallying nicely from a hard battle with typhoid fever. His
friends will be pleased to see him full recovered.
November 2d will be the date for the next number of the lecture course. Try
and take it in. It is among the best things we have ever had in town.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Seaman returned from their trip to Dubuque and Cedar
Rapids on Sunday evening. They enjoyed their visit very much.
John Rodenbour has put in a concrete floor in his large hen house. Poultry
is about as valuable these days as anything on the farm and one should have
just as good a place to shelter it.
The banks not paying out any money on Monday made many people wonder how the
business could be carried on without such an institution. One consolation
is that all the banks in this part of the state are in O. K. condition, and
the Struble one as good as the best in Plymouth county.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Fred Chesley is working for George Farrell.
Fred Silver is husking corn for David Goudie.
J. S. Hoyt, of LeMars, was here on business Thursday.
John Begg and family spent Sunday with relatives near Hinton.
Henry Soloman, of LeMars, is husking corn for A. L. Dotzauer.
November 8, 1907
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Frels visited in Remsen Sunday.
Ralph Wilson is husking corn for Mr. Inglett.
A few farmers have finished corn husking.
Leonard Singer has completed a large new barn.
Roy Manning is husking corn for James Lindsay.
Carrol Franklin is husking corn for Mr. Bullington.
H.C. Wilson was in Sioux City on business Saturday.
James Mase has put in a new elevator to unload corn.
Guy Roush, of LeMars, spent the week in this vicinity.
George Carpenter has been husking corn for Conrad Kohl.
Thomas Eyres has sold his land near Kingsley to Mr. Miller.
Will Evers, of LeMars, is working on George Steel's new barn.
Mr. and Mrs. John Milton were Sioux City visitors Wednesday.
Miss Kate Barnable attended the teacher convention in Sioux City.
Miss Margaret Goudie, of LeMars, visited relatives here over Sunday.
John Edwards visited over Sunday with the Raber family near Struble.
William Alseph, of Cherokee, visited over Sunday with the Harvey families.
Mrs. Hall, of Washington, visited her brother, Walter Brunhaver, recently.
Mrs. David Goudie has recovered her health and returned to her home from
Miss Mabel Clarke, of LeMars, spent a day or two with her cousin, Mrs. James
John Edwards is husking corn for Mr. Van Dusen and Clarke is husking for Mr.
John Brunhaver, of Los Angeles, Cal., has been visiting his son, Walter
Brunhaver and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richardson, of Elkhorn township, visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank
George Steel had his thumb lanced by a physician in LeMars to remove a
sliver which made a bad sore.
Miss Sara Eyres returned to her home in LeMars last week after spending two
months with relatives here.
Miss Cassie Harvey, who taught the fall term of school in Grant township, is
spending her vacation at home.
Charlie Begg sold his field of corn on the Kilker land to Harry Hoyt, who
lives near the place and will husk the corn.
Carson Herron and family, of LeMars, spent Sunday with Mrs. Herron's niece,
Mrs. Harry Hoyt and family.
Mr. Jones visited relatives near Sioux Falls, S.D., a few days and looked
over the country with a view of locating there.
William and Peter Begg, of LeMars, have finished building corn cribs and are
now repairing buildings on their farm occupied by John Campbell.
The friends of Mrs. Frank Laughlin are sorry to hear that she has been under
the care of a physician at the LeMars hospital where she underwent an
Mr. and Mrs. Williamson went to Sac City last Wednesday to attend the
funeral of their daughter's father-in-law, Mr. Shelton, who visited here a
few days in the summer.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
W.C. Lancaster has been on the sick list the past two weeks.
Mrs. C. Pinney, of LeMars, was calling in our burg Tuesday.
Mrs. Z. Rayburn entertained the Ladies Aid Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Perry Albro is reported on the sick list. Dr. Fettes is attending her.
Will Demaray, of Wiley, Canada, was calling on friends in town Thursday.
Wm. Falk and Wm. Henrich made a business trip to Canton, S.D., Wednesday.
Will Casler is improving his town property by putting a new fence around it.
C. L. Webber received a car load of cattle from Sioux City Wednesday
Adam Hahn, of LeMars, was in town Tuesday soliciting for subscribers for the
E.F. Anstine enjoyed a few days visit from his step-father, Mr. Meyers, of
Men, women, girls and boys are enjoying the autumn breezes in the golden
fields these fine days.
Geo. W. Orr visited over Sunday with friends in Mankato and Winona, Minn.,
returning Monday morning.
Miss Maggie Nothem, of LeMars, was in town Monday soliciting for subscribers
for the Sioux City News.
The public school will commence next Monday after a two weeks vacation with
Miss Josie Winslow, of LeMars, as teacher.
Miss Mamie Foulds, who taught school in the Center school this fall, is
spending her vacation with parents at Morningside.
Jacob Nussbaum, formerly a farmer of this neighborhood, but now a resident
of LeMars, was transacting business in town Monday.
A crowd of boys planned a lot of mischief for Halloween night, but were very
much disappointed on account of a heavy rain which fell that night.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hawkins returned home Saturday night from near Paola,
Kan., where they visited their daughter, Mrs. Frank Potter, for some time.
Z. Adler and John Mathey, two sportsmen of LeMars, were hunting game on the
lakes north of town Tuesday. They roosted in a straw stack over night.
Mrs. Therkelsen and children, of Amelia, Neb., arrived her Saturday night to
visit her father and sisters, A. Porter, Mrs. Bell Bloom and Mrs. Harley
The angel of death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lancaster Saturday
about three o'clock and quietly carried the spirit of the youngest son to
his Maker above. Marion William Lancaster was born at La Barge, Wyoming,
September 7, 1905, and died November 2, 1907, near Maurice, Iowa, at the age
of two years, one month and twenty-six days. Marion was just beginning to
talk readily and his cunning ways and sayings endeared him to the hearts of
every one who knew him. Dr. Oggle, of Maurice, was called Friday evening
and it was believed to be only croup, but Saturday the doctor pronounced it
diphtheria and in spite of all that loving hands could do the little one
succumbed to the dreadful malady. It was a hard blow to the father and
mother and was doubly so because they were quarantined and were thus
deprived of the consolation of funeral services at their home. Loving hands
took the little form and tenderly carried him to the cemetery at Seney,
were Rev. C.F. Hartzell and a few friends and relatives of the sorrowing
parents administered the last rites and in the stillness of the early
morning of November 3rd consigned little Marion into the keeping of the
Great Eternal Father. Friends and neighbors extend their heart-felt
sympathy to the bereaved parents and family. At this writing no others of
the family are sick.
Mrs. Frank Snyder was in Sioux City Friday.
Wm. Lordich has recently purchased a new mail wagon.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Taylor were in Sioux City Friday.
Neilly Nash visited in Sioux City a few days this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Van Dusen visited relatives east of town Sunday.
Mrs. Clarence Bennet is able to be around again after quite a sick spell.
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Carlson visited with relatives in Sioux City Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips, of near Merrill, were visitors here Sunday.
J.W. Hartray, of Sioux City, was at the Bowman Lumber Company's office
Albert Crouch, Dave March and Will Reynolds were over on the Sioux fishing
Some of the farmers in this locality have finished husking corn and others
are just beginning.
The trustees of Hungerford township met in the township hall Monday to
attend road business of the year.
H. P. Schindell and his carpenter crew of men are busy building a new barn
for Sam Blumer, east of James.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bennett, of James, visited with their sons, Frank and
Clarence, and their families Sunday.
Mrs. Otto Winter and her sister, Lucy, and her cousin, Miss Smith, of
Harrington, Neb., were in Sioux City Saturday.
The M.E. Aid society gave a supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Blumer
Wednesday evening, which was well attended.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
John Mandlekow is hauling sand into town.
Joe Kruse came home this week from the West.
W.R. Null is enjoying a visit from his brother from Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Watts were county seat visitors Tuesday.
Christ Rickert and family were calling in Plymouth's capital Tuesday.
Dr. H. D. Oggel, of Maurice, was calling on business here this week.
Peter Van Huell, formerly of Struble, lost his livery barn by fire last
Joe Stenton and Gerd Harms each took out a new hard coal heater this week.
John Ostle threshed his flax the fist of the week. Heemstra & Puffet did
R. J. Noland purchased a fine lot of feeders while in the city the last of
Miss Agnes Allen is visiting old time neighbors here. Miss Agnes is looking
hale and hearty.
Anton Durband attended a meeting of the board of trustees, which was held in
Seney last Monday.
William Puffett sold two of his large Poland brood sows to J. A. Sayer the
last of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ewers and their little daughter were pleasant callers
here Wednesday afternoon.
Two sisters from St. Vincent hospital were calling on friends and soliciting
aid for their home Thursday.
Friends here are informed of the approaching marriage of George Null.
George will marry a Brookings county girl.
The Hansen Plumbing company are putting the bath and plumbing fixtures in
Mrs. Ellen Moran's house this week, also the pipes for the furnace are being
put in place.
Mrs. J.A. Sayer and her mother, Mrs. Knewel, of LeMars, went to Sioux Falls
the last of the week to visit relatives.
Henry Heeren sold a horse recently for $275, and bought another one back at
$220. It pays farmers to always raise the best stock.
A.E. Hahn, of LeMars, was a pleasant visitor here Wednesday taking
subscribers for the LeMars Sentinel. Every family should have the official
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
November 12, 1907
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
A. U. Wilson was in Akron Tuesday.
John Conway went to Akron Wednesday.
George Lias has finished husking corn.
H. B. Lilly was doing business in Akron Tuesday.
Gene Lilly was an Elk Point visitor Wednesday.
Rev. Briggs was a business visitor in Akron Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Martin drove up to Akron Wednesday.
Mr. Cobb, of Akron, was a business visitor here Tuesday.
George Wilson was a business visitor to the county seat Monday.
Rev. E. H. Hurlbut visited with friends in Akron the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Knapp and daughter were in town Saturday.
The first flurry of snow of the season arrived here Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Margaret McDonald, of Akron, was calling on friends here Saturday.
Mrs. Huestis, of Bradley, S.D., was in town a few days the past week.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Waddington, Saturday, Nov. 2d.
Mrs. Jos. Lovell has returned from a visit with her parents at Coon Rapids,
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Wells, of Chatsworth, were recent visitors at the A.
U. Wilson home.
Blanche Beaulieu came down from Akron to spend Saturday and Sunday with her
Mrs. Will Reed will entertain the Ladies Aid at her home on Thursday
afternoon, November 14th.
Miss Carrie Feauto has been working for Mrs. Frank Hoffman, northeast of
town, for the past two weeks.
Johan Clementson commenced the erection of a corn crib Saturday on the Peter
Berry farm east of town.
Mrs. Ross Weldon north of town was a passenger to Sioux City Saturday
morning, returning in the evening.
Misses Frances Hopkins and Florence Wilkison entertained a number of their
school friends at a Halloween party at the Hemphill home.
Mrs. Wheeler was a visitor in Akron from Saturday morning until Sunday
afternoon with her friends, Mrs. Clark and Mrs. G. H. Cilley.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Warren and family moved in from the farm Tuesday and are
now occupying their house west of their railroad track.
Mrs. Volney Boyd, who moved from this locality last spring with her family
to Peno, S.D., arrived recently and is visiting relatives in Akron.
Mrs. G. H. Cilley came down from Akron Monday and remained until Thursday
evening visiting at the homes of Mrs. A. M. Wheeler and her son, R. H.
Miss Fannie Berry was married to Fred Hoffman in Elk Point, Saturday
afternoon, November 2d. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Berry, residing east of town.
MERRILL: (From the Record)
Mr. and Mrs. Hosea G. Sexton, of Revillo, S.D., came down last week to make
Merrill their future home. Mr. Sexton is a wagon maker and carpenter.
Mrs. Peter Schindel and Mrs. Leonard Koenig went to Valley Springs, S.D.,
Monday morning to visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al Spies and other
John Erpelding, of Wilmont, Minn., has leased his father’s farm for the
coming year. John was down this way last week but returned to Minnesota
A special train of twenty-seven cars loaded with Nebraska cattle came to
Merrill one day last week. The cattle were purchased by Frank Hoese, of this
place. It is a nice bunch of stuff.
Mrs. T. P. Scott went to LeMars last Monday to meet her nephew, Fred Scott,
the fifteen-year-old son of the late John and Mrs. Scott, who came from
Hartley and who will make his future home with his uncle and aunt here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Raker have as their beloved guest, Mrs. M. Raker, mother
of J. L., of Dyersville, Iowa. The visiting lady has not been in Remsen for
seventeen years and found that scenes and people are quite changed in all
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
The first snow of the season fell Sunday, November 10th.
Harker Bros. shipped a nice bunch of cattle from here last week.
Miss Vandermeer will teach the school two miles west of Struble.
Rev. Hill preached two interesting sermons at the M. E. church Sunday.
The father of Mrs. McArthur is reported very ill at his home in Seney.
Cornelius Croon is again seen behind the counter at H. C. Popkin’s place.
Claus Hennings and Fritz Lenth are putting in some cement walks for William
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Croon and little son were visiting friends in Sioux
Center on Sunday.
Mrs. Thompson, the mother of Christ Thompson, near Seney, is very ill with
Frank Buss finished husking corn Saturday. He reports a yield of about forty
bushels per acre.
Dr. G. H. Mammen was a caller at the Louis Berg home, their daughter being
ill with a severe cold.
Henry Detloff Sr., of LeMars, but formerly of this vicinity, renewed old
friends here the last of the week.
Werley & White, who have been operating the Pete Moir threshing machine at
Evansville this fall, pulled it in this week.
Henry Albert, of Elgin township, has made a fine corn husking record the
past week, picking as high as 105 bushels a day.
Sisters Priscilla and Cynthia, of the St. Vincent hospital, Sioux City, were
the guests of Mrs. J. A. Sayer several days the past week.
Louis Craig has a book in the hands of a publisher that he will have for
sale before long. Louis is quite a poet and has named the book “Craig’s
Poetical Selections.” He is a blind man and should get a lift from all in
November 14, 1907
WESTFIELD ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
Earl Mohr spent Sunday in Akron.
Mrs. Geo. Husted, south of town, is quite ill.
Mrs. John Streite and children returned today from Rockford, Illinois,
where they visited relatives.
Mrs. E.C.F. Mohr and son, Theodore, left today for a visit at the home
of her parents in Ayreshire, Iowa.
Jake Foltz went to Sioux City Monday to spend a few days with his
Gene Lily has sold his barber shop to Fred Husted, who will take
possession December 1.
Miss Agnes Tobey resigned her position in the central telephone office
Matt. Ginsbach went to Merrill last Friday and returned Sunday.
Miss Addie Steecey came up from Sioux City, Tuesday evening, where she
had been with her mother, who underwent an operation at the Samaritan
Dirt is being thrown out for the foundation to a new house on the corner
opposite Mr. Hoffman's new cottage. When completed it will be occupied
by Fred Bihlmeyer.
Work on Spaulding's new building is progressing nicely.
James Burnight has workmen busy preparing to erect a new building in the
north part of town.
Miss Lizzie Lucken, of Akron, has assumed the position of operator in
the central telephone office and has become a member of the Wilson
The Sunday school association meets here Saturday and Sunday, November
23 and 24. Rev. Briggs is superintending arrangements and hopes this
will be one of the best meetings in the history of the association.
A party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hoffman last Saturday
evening, in celebration of a triple event. November 9 was the birthday
of the Hoffman brothers, Bert and Ed., the latter being twenty years the
senior. Fred Hoffman, a younger brother, was recently married.
Mrs. Sam Hemphill and children spent several days last week at the home
of her parents near Elk Point.
UNION CREEK NEWS: (Special Correspondence)
Adolph Wiberg made a business trip to Sioux City last Monday.
M. Smith, who is husking corn for Alfred Ericson, spent Sunday with his
family in Sioux City.
Gunard and Miss Gundhild Fredell came up from Sioux City last Sunday to
spend the day with their parents. They returned Monday.
Misses Esther Logan and Thekia Hanson, of Akron, braved the inclemency
of the weather and worshipped with us last Sunday. They visited with
Miss Hilma Shoulberg until Monday.
There will be no services at the Lutheran church next Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Nelson were entertained at dinner at John Sellberg's
Miss Naomi Reams and Mrs. Louis Bly visited with Mrs. Alfred Ericson one
day last week.
Last Sunday was the first cold snap of the season and we can't say we
enjoyed the snow flurry and fierce gale from the northwest.
Did you notice the cartoon in the Sioux City Journal last Saturday? Let
us all unite with the good public of the north, south, east and west in
working that pump, making the temperance current flow so strong that the
greatest evil of our country will be swept away on its waves.
ADAVILLE ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
Corn picking will be a short job this fall. A number around here will
finish this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Alf Stinton, Dell Rapids, S.D., were called here last
Saturday by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Sophia Stinton.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiddleson, of Morrison, Illinois, were guests of her
sister, Mrs. Ollie King, last week.
Quarterly meeting at the U.B. church, Monday evening, November 18.
Elder Miller will be in charge.
The first snow fell Saturday, November 9th.
Will Fletcher, of Reinbeck, Iowa, came Thursday to see his sister, Mrs.
Sophia Stinton, who is very ill.
Mrs. Lucetta Hoffman came home Monday after a two week's stay in LeMars.
Rev. G. W. Mills has organized a mission study class of sixteen members.
Walter Grebner is nursing one of Job's pets on his neck, which makes him
carry his head stiff.
Geo. Brown has his new barn completed.
MORTERUD - At his home, five miles west of Akron, in Sioux Valley
township, Union county, S.D., Monday afternoon, November 10, 1907, Ole
J. Morterud, of apoplexy, aged 58 years, 10 months and 16 days. This
death came as a great shock to his family and friends, his previous
health having been good and his last illness of but brief duration.
Ole J. Morterud was born in Varden, Norway, December 15, 1848, and there
was married Johana Karine, who still survives him. They came to this
country twenty-five years ago, and after living about six years at
Worthington, Minn., came to Sioux Valley township, which has since been
the family home. Of the nine children born to them four are living:
William and Henry at home; Chris, who has been managing a large clothing
store at Topeka, Kansas; and Mrs. Gus. Moline, of Sioux City, the two
latter arriving here yesterday. He lived an upright, industrious life,
beloved by his family and highly respected by all who knew him. The
bereaved family has the sympathy of the community.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon in the Brule
township, S. D., Norwegian Lutheran church, of which deceased was a
member. Interment was made in the cemetery there.
Friday, November 15, 1907
CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Anna Erickson spent Sunday at home.
Bessie Robertson was in Hinton Saturday.
Mr. Northrop spent Sunday at the Brodie home.
Mrs. Cranford, of Elk Point, is visiting relatives near here.
Miss Essie Harvey, of O'Leary, spent Sunday with friends near Crathorne.
Geo. Siebens is making preparations for the erection of a new barn on his
farm near here.
Miss Beulah Briggs is teaching in Johnson township, three and a half miles
southwest of here.
Miss Rose Phillips, of LeMars, opened her winter term of school in district
No. 3 Nashville township, last Monday.
There will be two services in the Presbyterian church next Sunday. A large
attendance is desirous at the afternoon meeting, as there will be a
congregational meeting immediately after the service.
Miss Anna Strader returned from Sioux City, where she spent her vacation,
and opened her school in Preston township last Monday. Her father, Samuel
Strader, accompanied her to Crathorne and spent Sunday with Mrs. A.
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Wm. Thompson was in Sioux City Friday.
Mrs. Jas. Crouch visited friends in Sioux City Monday.
Walt. Cardwell returned Tuesday from his trip to Minnesota.
Jurgen Raven, of LeMars, was a business transactor here Wednesday.
Henry Kals expects to move to LeMars and take up the work of a minister.
Miss Olive Peron visited with relatives in the country Saturday evening and
The teachers meeting held here Saturday was not as well attended as was
T. H. Wates is plastering the new hotel and will not finish until sometime
C. W. Reeves enjoyed a visit from a school mate from Sioux Saturday and
The new Security Bank building is now enclosed. The workmen are rushing the
Mrs. Daisy Dunning is still at the St. Joseph's hospital in Sioux City, but
is reported some better.
Wm. Richardson has his new cement chicken house finished, which is on of the
nicest in this locality.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. King went to Sioux City Sunday to meet Mr. King's
brother, who came to visit them a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Sheetz, of Sioux City, came up Saturday to visit the home of
the latter's brother, Wm. Richardson.
Mrs. H. H. Howalt and her mother, who visited here last week, were
passengers to Sioux City Monday to visit relatives.
The second number of the Epworth League lecture course was given at the M.
E. church Tuesday evening and was well attended.
Quite a number of the M. W. A. boys from here expect to go to LeMars tonight
to attend the initiation of a large class of candidates.
Dan Wilcox has rented the Gillan farm for next year. C. Crawford who has
had it rented for the past two years will move to Dakota.
There was no prayer meeting at the U. E. church Wednesday evening as the
leader thought best to hold choir practice for Christmas instead.
Miss Duus, of LeMars, began teaching in the Potosia school Monday. Mrs.
Duning resigned her position on account of sickness.
Dr. Geo. Prentice returned Saturday evening from his hunting trip in
Minnesota and reports the rest of the party will return some time next week.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Will Justman is husking corn for John Stanger.
Miss Zink, of LeMars, is sewing in town this week.
Miss Kate Engels spent Sunday with Mrs. M. G. Mills.
Fred Moore, of LeMars, was a business caller in town Saturday.
The W. F. M. society met with Mrs. Z. Rayburn Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. E. March went to Akron Saturday to visit relatives for a short time.
Mrs. Beaver, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, is the guest of Mrs. Will Cook.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Kennedy, of Akron, a boy, November 8th.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kennedy visited relatives near Akron a few days last
Grandma Thompson is quite sick with pneumonia at her home northeast of town.
Miss Bessie Bray, of LeMars, visited over Sunday with her friend, Miss Mae
The auditor of the Hanford Produce Co., of Sioux City, was in town on
The Daughters of Ceres will meet with Mrs. Lora Baldwin, Thursday, November
The first quarterly conference will be held Saturday at two o'clock p.m. in
Miss Mary Adney, of LeMars, is spending this week at the Jonathan Alderson
Misses Sadie Alderson and Jessie Reeves attended church in LeMars Sunday
Miss Darlene Stowell, of LeMars, began teaching in the Frank Buss school
Louis Demaray, if Ihlen, Minn., visited friends in this neighborhood a few
days last week.
Frank Trenery and Earl Cooper, of LeMars, were hunting near the lakes north
of town Saturday.
Mrs. Peter Van Puersen, of Maurice, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Elam and Grant Chapman enjoyed a visit from their nephew, Kelsie Chapman, of
Aurora, Iowa, recently.
Mr. Albert Porter and daughter, Mrs. Bell Bloom, visited at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Harley Cook Sunday.
Miss Josephine Winslow, of LeMars, commenced teaching school in town Monday
with a very small enrollment.
Mr. Roy Emery and Miss Maymie Van Nimwegan, of Alton, were united in holy
wedlock in Alton last Saturday.
Geo. Mills, of Pelican Rapids, Minn., arrived here Sunday noon to visit his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Mills.
Quite a number of the farmers are finishing corn husking this week. They
report the corn crop not as good as they had expected.
Miss Gertrude Vandermeer, who taught school in the Frank Buss school house
the pst year, is teaching school west of Struble.
Wallace Possom and Frank Calhoun, employees of the LeMars Implement Co.,
were doing some pump repairing in this locality this week.
Mr. T. K. Chapman and wife returned to their home in LeMars Saturday, after
spending the week with their son, Grant and wife.
E. F. Councilman returned home Tuesday from Gayville, S. D., where he has
been doing some carpentry work for his son, Clarence.
The LeMars boys seem to enjoy themselves hunting ducks on the lakes and
river here. Seven young boys of that place were out hunting for game
Mr. W. W. Jeffers will occupy the pulpit next Sunday morning and Presiding
Elder Robert Smiley will preach in the evening, also administer the
John Falker, who has been visiting at the home of Dick Zimmerman the past
month, left for his home near Bloomington, Ill., Tuesday. He was
accompanied by a sister of Mr. Zimmerman's.
Mildred Casler, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Casler, had
her hand badly crushed in the cog wheels of the wringer Monday. Dr. Mammen,
of LeMars, was called to dress the wounds.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jackson enjoyed a visit from the former's half brother and
wife, of Missouri, the past week. The left Monday morning for Creston,
Iowa, where they will visit before returning to their home.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Claydon and daughter, Hazel, who have been visiting at
the homes of John Osborne and John Reeves for some time, left Thurs' morning
of last week to visit their daughter in the eastern part of the state before
returning to their new home at Asher, Oklahoma.
Rev. C. F. Hartzell received the sad news of the death of his brother, Rev.
Albert Hartzell, which occurred at Swea City Monday night. He was formerly
pastor of the Methodist church in Maurice, but was compelled to give up the
ministry on account of poor health. Rev. Hartzell left on the late train
Tuesday night to attend the funeral which will take place at Radcliffe,
Iowa, the old home.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Will Barnable is husking corn for R. S. Eyres.
Will McCartney is husking corn for Dick Thompson.
Charles Begg husked corn the past week for Charles Eyres.
Ralph Wilson is husking corn this week for Leonard Singer.
Mr. Franklin has an elevator which is home made to unload corn.
Mrs. George Steele went to LeMars to consult a physician Sunday.
Henry Soloman, of LeMars, is husking corn for Albert Stokes.
Lyman McLain is working in the Plymouth Roller mills of LeMars.
Louis Felger, of Ethan, S. D., visited friends here recently a few days.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Burt Boom, Saturday, November 9th, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goudie, of LeMars, visited their sons herre Sunday.
Miss Kate Featherston spent Thursday and Friday with Kingsley relatives.
J. W. Hitt, of LeMars, spent last week at his farm making improvements.
Mrs. Frank Laughlin is home from LeMars hospital and is improving in health.
Begg Bros. finished improvements on their farms and returned to LeMars
John Posson returned to LeMars Tuesday after working a month for Mr.
Miss Mayme McCoy, who taught school No. 4, has returned to her home in
Misses Mabel and Eva Pinney, of LeMars, visited a few days at the home of
Mrs. Featherston enjoyed a visit over Sunday from her brother, John Croston,
of South Dakota.
The schools of Union township closed Friday for a vacation until the first
Monday in December.
John Grace and bride, of Dubuque, were guests at the Barnable home part of
last week, while on their wedding trip.
Peter Steele, of LeMars, was out to his farm in his automobile Thursday,
accompanied by Andrew Thompson, of LeMars.
Geo. O'Neal, of Harrison, Ark., is trying to get trace of David Wilson, who
lived in Plymouth county thirty or more years ago.
John Brunhaver left Monday, for his home in Los Angeles, Cal., after
spending several months with relatives in Plymouth county.
Miss Cassie Harvey attended the teachers' meeting in Hinton Saturday and
then visited with schoolmates in LeMars over Sunday.
Tom Hughes returned last week from a visit with his brother, James Hughes,
Jr., and his sister, Mrs. John Dominick, near Garretson, S.D.
The yield of corn is found to be thirty-five bushels or forty bushels
average per acre, though a few fields are said to yield sixty bushels.
Mrs. R. S. Eyres enjoyed a visit Thursday from her cousin, Miss Minnie
Barth, a trained nurse of Sioux City, and her friend, Miss Donald.
Miss Agnes Hoyt, who taught the fall term of school in district No. 5, has
returned to her home in LeMars, where she will attend college during the
A Sunday school convention is to be held in Kingsley Saturday evening and
Sunday, November 17th, for all the schools of Garfield, Elkhorn, Henry and
Will McCartney, who worked for Orville Higday, near Watertown, S. D.,
returned her and visited over Sunday with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Tillie Shehan has had a slight attack of smallpox and the home is under
quarantine. She had been visiting in Omaha and it is supposed she
contracted the disease there.
Rev. F. D. Haner, of Neola, Iowa, delivered two good sermons in the
Presbyterian church of which he has been asked to become pastor and it is
hoped he will accept the call.
James McCartney bought Mr. Atwood's house on Washington street, LeMars, and
began housekeeping there Thursday. Miss Ann Croston, sister, of Mrs.
McCartney, will make her home with them.
The forty-second wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James McCartney was
celebrated at the home of William McCartney Friday evening and was attended
by relatives and a few friends. A very nice supper was served.
Rev. J. H. Carpenter, D. D., former pastor of Union township Presbyterian
church, has retied from the ministry and moved to Lincoln, Neb., near his
daughter, Mrs. Dr. Little. Rev. J. W. Robb, another former pastor, has
recovered his health sufficiently to accept a pastorate at Three Lakes, Wis.
ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Sophia Stinton is very low at this writing.
Will Fletcher is visiting his father, John Fletcher, this week.
Mrs. Ann Savey, of Minneapolis, Minn., is visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Stinton, of Dell Rapids, Iowa, are visiting relatives
Mrs. Ed Lias and son, Emery, were visiting relatives in Ohio a couple of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Howser, of Salem, S.D., are visiting his sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Lucetta Hoffman returned home after a two weeks visit with her daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Hildelson, of Morrison, Ill., have returned home
after visiting his (sic-her) sister, Mrs. Olive King.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Stinton are expecting to go to Los Angeles, Cal., this
week to visit among relatives for six months.
INDIAN CREEK: (Special Correspondence)
Geo. Byrne and wife were Akron visitors Friday.
Lawrence Dee is husking corn for Jas. Dempster.
Walt Ross was a business visitor to Sioux City Saturday.
Fred Haas and Rex Pollock attended a dance at Akron Friday night.
Mrs. Rembe spent Saturday with her daughter, Mrs. John Muth, Jr.
Jos. Dempster and wife were Hawarden visitors Thursday afternoon.
Al Salem was a business visitor in Sioux City a few days this week.
Hazel Byrne is out of school helping her mother who is very poorly this
Mrs. L. F. Root spent Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. J.
Cross, in Akron.
Chas. Wise pulled his threshing outfit to town Tuesday night, having
finished his run for this season.
Blaine Root and friend, Jos. Neary, of Akron, spent Sunday under the
parental roof. Blaine is picking corn for Mr. Squire across the river. He
averaged 97 bushels for the last 10 days.
Miss Bezie I. Dee, who is clerking in the money order department of the
Chicago postoffice, is making a fine record. Being a very speedy writer she
was chosen to write a few days on the writing sit and was first to finish
her work while there, being one of the swiftest writers the office has ever
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Geo. Husted is reported to be quite ill.
Charles Carter made a trip to Sioux City Monday.
Lee May and wife were Sioux City visitors Saturday.
C. L. Knapp transacted business at the city Saturday.
Mrs. Nettie Mereness is clerking in the store for Mr. Sanford.
Mrs. C. Carter was on the sick list several days the past week.
Miss Lavilla Kimball was a visitor in this vicinity the past week.
Beech Massy and family visited in this vicinity Saturday evening.
Mrs. Herren has been very sick the last week. Dr. Bushnell is attending her.
School closed at Millnerville Friday. Miss Leach departed toe the city
Dick Pullen brought out some parties from the city Saturday night to spend
Sunday with him and have a social time.
Mrs. Casper Steecy has again entered the hospital in Sioux City for
treatment. Her many friends wish for a speedy recovery.
J. Millner and daughter returned to their home at Traer, Iowa, Tuesday,
after several weeks visit with relatives in this vicinity.
C. Voss has made up his mind to have a new set of buildings put up on the
south half of section 23, which will be a big improvement to the farm.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. M. Muffet was a LeMars visitor Wednesday.
Miss Gertie McGeover, of Hawarden, visited at the Quigley home the last of
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Brandt are enjoying a visit from relatives from
Roy Watts has taken the contract to do some grading for the G. N. railroad
Work on the new elevator is progressing nicely now. A large crew is at work
Tony Delperding finished picking corn Wednesday, so did Phil Beover and Jim
The Ladies Aid of the M. E. Church meet in the parlors of the church on
Hugh McDonald is laying some water pipes in his yard, thus making the doing
of chores much less.
Miss Buckley, the daughter of D. C. Buckley, north of town, is a student in
the parochial schools in Hawarden.
The big hay press of Frank Stoll is at work north of town. Mr. Stoll is
also putting considerable straw in bales.
We haven't heard anything more about the city scale proposition. It would
be a mighty good thing for the town.
Pete Van Heel, of Hospers, who recently lost his livery barn by fire, is
making his home at the Gessie Hotel this winter.
Fred Osterbuhr made a visit here the first of the week. He reports Mrs.
Osberbuhr, who has been ill of late, convalescent.
Dr. Fred Null and wife were over from Sloan Tuesday. He graduated from the
college of medicine at Sioux City and has been practicing ever since.
Bert and Charley Mellema were pleasant callers this week. Bert will move to
Matlock and farm next year. Charley has just returned from North Dakota,
where he is interested.
John C. Emery called Wednesday. Mr. Emery will rent his farm to his son,
Roy, who was recently married to an Alton girl, but will not lave the place
Frank Stoll marketed several tons of choice hay which was baled with his new
large hay press that turns out from three to six tons per hour. The bales
average about eighty pounds.
Many new subscribers were added to this paper of late. People recognize the
value of a county paper that is clean from the ground up. Besides they can
see all official notices and transfers of all kinds of property and court
Frederick Johnson died at the Henry Ludwigs home Sunday evening of advanced
years. His wife preceeded him some few years ago, since which Mr. Johnson
has been waiting to answer the call beyond. He was an honest, upright man
and possessed a noble Christian character, being a faithful member of the
German Lutheran church of Mammen. Until a few months ago Mr. Johnson kept
house by himself on Mrs. Popkins' farm, where he had a few chickens and
garden. When his mind became impaired and it was advised to not leave him
alone, so Mr. Ludwigs had him move in his vacant house near his own
residence and saw that he was not in need of anything till the final summons
came for him to go to join those who had gone before. The funeral services
were conducted by the Rev. J. E. Meyer and interment was made in the church
POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)
A good many of the farmers around here are about through husking corn.
Potosia school commenced last Monday. Miss Duus from LeMars is teaching.
Mrs. D. M. Baker and Mrs. J. E. Burkett were callers in Sioux City last
Miss Sadie Berger returned home last week after visiting several days with
relatives and friends in Sioux City.
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
W. F. Knowles and wife were Sioux City visitors on Tuesday.
J. E. Nuessle was a Hinton business caller last Thursday.
A. J. Eyres was transacting business in LeMars on last Thursday.
A number of farmers in this locality will finish picking corn this week.
Grant Musser was transacting business in Sioux City on Wednesday.
Joseph Jauer was transacting business in LeMars on Monday and Tuesday.
Garrison and Bradstreet shipped a carload of fat hogs to Sioux City Monday.
Mrs. Stella Wilson, of Sioux City, was a business caller here last Sunday at
the home of Daniel Yount.
Cylbert Harrison, of Clinton, was a business caller in the vicinity of James
Miss Clara Bogenrief, of Merrill, Iowa, was calling on friends in the
vicinity of James Tuesday.
Joseph B. Creamer completed a system of water works on the C. S. Atwood
premises last Saturday.
Mr. Isentrant, of Morningside, Sioux City and E. W. Wilson, of Leeds, were
James visitors last Sunday.
Matilda Julch recently resumed her position as stenographer and typewriter
for Attorney Stevens in Sioux City.
Mrs. S. T. Fulton and Mrs. C. S. Atwood were calling on friends at the St.
Joseph's hospital at Sioux City last Saturday.
The hour fixed for holding Sunday school in the M. E. church at James is two
o'clock p.m. instead of 2:30 o'clock p.m. as heretofore.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
November 19, 1907
IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES
So closely did her husband’s half brother resemble the husband who deserted
her fifteen years ago, that Mrs. Minnie Goodenough, meeting the former on
the street in Council Bluffs, caused his arrest on the charge of bigamy,
declaring him to be William Goodenough, her missing hubby. The wife could
not be convinced of her mistake and the victim was forced to prove that he
was G. Henry Smith, a prominent farmer, and only a half brother of
Goodenough. The latter’s whereabouts are unknown.
Friends in LeMars have received word of the marriage of Miss Margaret Seiler
and William Burke, of Waterloo, which was solemnized at the Cathedral in
Dubuque on Saturday morning, Archbishop Kane officiating. Mr. and Mrs.
Burke will live in Waterloo where Mr. Burke is employed by the Kelly
Manufacturing Company. He is an old LeMars boy and a son of Mrs. Burke, of
LeMars, Iowa, Oct. 31st, 1907.
I take pleasure in informing you that I have returned from my vacation, and
am now ready for business again. I have a fine line of city property for
sale, residences from $450.00 upwards, also choice lands in Nebraska, South
Dakota and Minnesota. Will accept cashier’s checks or clearing house
certificates in full or part payment on the same.
Yours truly, A. C. Colledge, 915 Sixth St., LeMars.
Friday, November 22, 1907
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Dr. Brower, of LeMars, spent the past week with her sister, Mrs. P. A.
Edward Durband left for Omaha, Neb., Monday to attend the machine men's
Rev. John E. Hill preached at Evansville on last Sabbath afternoon to a good
Deegan Bros., of east Elgin, shipped three cars of cattle and several cars
of hogs Monday afternoon.
Mrs. W. R. Null and son, Albert, were at Brookings the past week attending
the wedding of George Null.
Mrs. J. A. Sayer and her mother, Mrs. Knewel, returned from their visit in
Sioux Falls, S.D., the last of the week.
Nicholas Schlesser left for northern Wisconsin, to visit a brother, who is
quite ill. He expects to be gone several weeks.
Miss Grace Woods and Lena Knewel went to Sioux Center Thursday. The former
to visit and the latter to begin the winter term of her school.
L. Justman and son, Willie, were looking after the road work in this part of
the township. Mr. Justman has been a faithful and diligent official.
Mike King and wife and daughter drove out from Sioux City Saturday with
their family horse. The roads were good and weather was fine so they
enjoyed the trip immensely.
Father McNally came over from Maurice Saturday morning to hold service, but
was handicapped because of the necessary arrangements having been neglected.
So he returned on the freight which just happened to be ready to pull out.
Mr. Newell received slight injuries while at work on the elevator. He was
hit on the head by a piece of two by four about one and a half feet long,
the piece striking him on the head edgeways and penetrating the skull.
However, he has recovered so, that he is at his post of duty again.
Riter & Riter disposed of their general merchandise business to Gerd Albers,
who took possession at once. Riter Bros. have been identified with the town
for years and the disposing of their interests here came as a surprise.
They will re-engage in some other line of business and will thus remain with
us, which their many friends are pleased to learn.
They tell a good one on Dr. Treicher, Al McArthur and several others. It
seems that Hans Hogan was employed by H. C. Popkin to scrub out the saloon
Saturday night towards the Sunday morning hour, about three o'clock. While
Hans was at work inside he made some noise which woke up Dr. Treichler in
the drug store adjoining the building. So Doc conceived the idea that the
noise was in the bank which is next building to saloon. He gave the alarm
and got McArthur out hustling up cartridges and guns. By that time quite a
few had gotten together and were in position to that the "fortress" as they
were dead sure that the bank blowers would now be captured. In approaching
nearer to the "enemy," however, they found only Hans with his lantern at
work cleaning and polishing up the saloon fixtures. The best joke seems to
be on McArthur, who had a gun, but it was loaded with blanks only. This
will no doubt, be a warning to bank blowers to steer clear of Struble,
henceforth and forevermore.
HINTON: (Special Correspondence)
Wm. Morris, of Akron, was transacting business here Thursday.
Mrs. Roscoe Small visited at the E. E. Blumer home Thursday.
Miss Mabel Taylor came up from Sioux City to visit over Sunday.
Mrs. Sam Blumer visited in Sioux City the later part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Pearson visited friends in Sioux City Sunday.
Carl Flynn, of Oklahoma, is here visiting with relatives and friends.
John Caper and C. F. Kannow are drawn as petit jurors for the next term of
Wm. Mahaffey went to Sioux City Saturday evening to visit with friends over
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Van Dusen, of Kingsley, were visitors here the latter
part of the week.
C. W. Reeves and W. H. Gluver went to Sioux City Saturday evening to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Luft, of Sioux City were visitors here Sunday at the home
of the former's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Schneider visited at the home of their daughter, Mrs.
Fred Vinz, Monday in Sioux City.
Mrs. B. Luce and daughter, Mrs. Jennie Randimaker, were visiting at the C.
A. Root home the latter part of the week.
Rev. Robt. Smylie, of Morningside, was here Monday to assist with business
meeting at the M. E. church. Quarterly meeting was held on Sunday.
The Hungerford township reading circle, which includes all the teachers in
this locality who can possibly attend, was held in the Hinton school
building Thursday evening.
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Henry Dreszen marketed hogs at Jefferson Friday.
Will Lawrence drove to Westfield Saturday afternoon.
Miss Cloe Harrison visited at Elk Point Saturday and Sunday.
Albert Nason marketed wheat at Sioux City Saturday.
J. Lawrence hauled lumber from Sioux City Wednesday.
Mrs. James Fursee marketed poultry at the city Wednesday.
Harry Fursee and sister, Mabel, were visitors at Akron Friday.
J. Myres, of Akron, was a caller at Millnerville Saturday evening.
Mrs. C. Carter and Miss Lyda Lawrence were Westfield callers Thursday.
The dance was well attended Saturday night at the hall. Everybody had a
J. McKnight, of Sioux City, was a guest at the Campbell home Saturday and
R. C. Campbell and wife were visitors at the home of Mr. Campbell's parents
Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Lavilla Kimball came down from Akron, where she had been spending
several days visiting.
Mrs.Cyrus Knapp, Sr., returned home Wednesday from Akron, where she spent
several days with relatives.
Quite a crowd attended services at the Bethel Sunday. Preaching next Sunday
at eleven a.m. Everybody invited.
D. A. Leonard has begun work on his new building for himself and family and
has also started the buildings on C. L. Voss' farm.
CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)
Chas. Rowe was pleasantly surprised on the evening of his birthday, Monday,
November 18th, when a crowd of his friends gathered at his home to help him
celebrate. A good time was reported by all.
Miss Anna Strader will hold an old fashioned spell down in her school house,
one mile north and three miles west of here, Friday evening, November 2d.
All are cordially invited to witness the merits of her school.
We are glad to announce that there will be regular services held in the
Presbyterian church. Dr. Chase, of Sioux City, has been secured as pastor.
A slight change has been made in the time. The first service will be held
at 11 a.m. and the evening service at 7:30 p.m., Sunday school at 10:30.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
O. C. Haviland transacted business in LeMars Tuesday.
Miss Zink returned to her home near Hinton Friday.
John Alderson transacted business in Sioux City Wednesday.
The W. H. M. met with Mrs. Councilman Wednesday afternoon.
John Alderson shipped a car load of hogs to Sioux City Tuesday night.
Misses Maggie and Lulu Lancaster were Sioux City visitors Wednesday.
Edwin Lancaster lost one of his best milk cows the first of the week.
Geo. Beuhler and wife spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Councilman.
Miles Kennedy is building an addition to his barn which, will be used for a
Nickie Willmes and Raymond McCoy, of LeMars, visited in our burg one day
Mrs. E. March retuned home Monday from Akron, where she spent the past week
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rees and Mr. and Mrs. Will Rees spent Sunday with E. J.
Rees and family in LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Cook went to LeMars Friday, where Mrs. Cook was taken to
the hospital and underwent an operation. She is progressing favorably.
There will be Thanksgiving services held in the church Thursday night,
November 28th. All are cordially invited.
Rev. C. F. Hartzell returned home Friday from Swea City, where he went to
attend the funeral of his brother, Albert Hartzell.
Will Falk, Jr., John Stanger, August Utech, and Will Justman were among the
candidates initiated in the M.W.A. lodge Friday night.
Will Jackson, Jr., is hauling his machinery over to the farm known as the
Morgan Coolbaugh farm, which he has rented for next year.
Dr. Robt. Smylie, of Sioux City, preached an interesting sermon to a crowded
house here Sunday night, also administered the sacrament.
Frank Levins and his crew of men from LeMars, are taking up the old rails on
the side track near the depot and replacing them with steel rails.
Miss Mary Adney returned to LeMars after spending a few days with her
friend, Miss Sadie Alderson. She will teach near Merrill this winter.
Most of the farmers around here have finished husking. They report some
fields of corn yielded fifty-five bushels per acre, while other fields were
Miss Mamie Foulds came up from Sioux City Sunday to resume her work as
teacher in the center school house, after spending three weeks vacation with
her parents in Morningside, Sioux City.
Al Ayle and his brother, from South Dakota, came up from Sioux City Sunday
and spent the day at the Edwin Lancaster home, returning on the evening
train the same day. Al is working in the express office at the Illinois
Central depot in Sioux City.
The Daughters of Ceres were entertained at the home of Mrs. Lora Baldwin
Thursday. After the business session was over a good program was rendered
followed by refreshments. They always report a good time at their meetings.
Everybody is invited to attend.
Those from here that attended the M. W. A. meeting held in LeMars Friday
night were: Anthony Daugherty, John Alderson, Elam Chapman, Clifford Bray,
John and Tom Osborne, Thos. and Fred Rees, Frank Buss, John Walkup, Elmer
Anstine, John and Watson Reeves, and Edwin Hinde. They reported a jolly
November 28, 1907
Mrs. Sophia Stinton died November 20, 1907, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. L. L. Morehead, in Adaville, Plymouth county, Iowa, aged 71 years,
3 months and 20 days, after a long illness of complications incident to
Sophia Fletcher was born in Islem, Cambridgeshire, England, August 1,
1836, where she spent her childhood. There she married James Houghton
in 1854, he passing away in 1863. To them were born five children, two
of whom died in England and one in this country. The two children
surviving are Mrs. Chas. M. Hilliker and John W. Houghton, of Akron.
She married Joseph Stinton in England in 1864 and they immediately came
to America, settling near Lyons, Clinton county, Iowa, where he had
prepared a home. They lived there until 1873, when they came to
Adaville, Plymouth county, Iowa, where Mr. Stinton died in the year of
1895. Seven children were result of this union. Henry and Ida died in
childhood and May (Mrs. Harry Waterbury) passed away about five years
ago. Those surviving are: Sylvester and Mrs. L. L. Morehead, of
Adaville; Josiah, of Struble, Iowa; and Everett, near Burke, S.D. After
Mr. Stinton's death she came to Akron and made a home for her children
until they were married and established homes for themselves. At the
closing of this long life there were many to rise and call her blessed,
for while her aims and interests were deeply centered in the loved ones
about her, many were the kind deeds and charities bestowed upon those
beyond the family circle. The community extends its sympathy to the
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. G. W. Mills in the United Brethren
church at Adaville last Saturday were largely attended by pioneer
neighbors of deceased and friends of the family, who assembled to pay a
last tribute to one so greatly beloved. Interment was made in the
family plot in the Adaville cemetery.
Mrs. Stinton's two brothers, Wm. Fletcher, of Reinbeck, Iowa, and Alfred
Fletcher, of Merrill, and her sister, Mrs. Ann Davey, of Minneapolis,
were present at the time of her death and attended the funeral. Her
surviving children and numerous grandchildren wee also present at the
A gentleman's gold ring, at Marsh's auction sale, in Sioux township,
October 30. Owner can recover at my place, south of Akron, by
describing the ring and paying for this notice. Thos. Snyder.
Friday, November 29, 1907
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Ed Durband has placed a John Deere gasoline engine in the new elevator.
Henry Fisher is teaching two miles east of town and reports a good
Mrs. Mary Knewell and her granddaughter, Katie Woods, spent Thanksgiving
with her daughter, Mrs. Sayer.
John F. Deegan and John Schlesser returned from their Windy City visit
Friday. The boys took in several loads of stock.
Thos. Kyle, was at LeMars the first of the week and put down a new cesspool
on the J.A. Sayer residence in Normal park.
Charley Shuenk, John LaVelle, and Charley Smith, the carpenters at work on a
new house here, spent Thanksgiving at LeMars.
Adolph Popkin has a pleasant smile these days because of a handsome little
daughter that came recently to make her home with him and wife.
The Farmer's Co-Operative elevator will be completed about the last of the
week. Mr. Newel, the contractor, is a hustler and had a good contract,
getting $4,000 for it.
Zack Eyres, who is building a large barn to replace the one burnt down for
William Nickolsen, has the frame closed in a few days. Mr. Eyres has a good
force of men at work.
W.R. Null was transacting business here Tuesday. He informed us that his
sons, John and Will and Edward, Albert and August Albright drove up to
Brookings county, S.D., to take part in a big wolf hunt.
The town of Struble will be dry henceforth if selling the town pump would
make it so. Albert Doring purchased the windmill that has filled the town
cisterns for years. The mill stood on the corner by the livery barn.
Worms! Worms; Don't let worms eat up your hogs, colts, sheep and horses.
Used Gold Coin germ killer and worm expeller and tonics. A remedy for bots
and worms which are cause of most troubles in stock.-J.A. Sayer, agent for
the Gold Coin remedies.
Mrs. A. P. Noble and little daughter came home from St. Louis, where they
took Howard, her five-year-old son, for treatment. The news that the
institution has great hopes of curing the boy in about six months is
gratifying to their many friends here. Howard remained and is quite
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Royer Lias was in Akron Thursday.
J. Canell was a caller here Thursday.
Mrs. Neil Farlin went to Sioux City Saturday.
Jonas Warren has been husking corn east of town.
C. M. Rasmussen was a Sioux City visitor Tuesday.
Mrs. Jim Warren and son drove up to Akron Friday.
Miss Loretta Martin was in Akron Saturday a week ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Milo Mills were Akron visitors Saturday.
Edith Cilley was on the sick list a few days the past week.
A dance was given at the Lee Waddington home Friday night.
L. B. Macrill, of Akron, was doing business in this vicinity last week.
The E.C.F. Mohr family visited friends in Akron Thursday evening.
Miss Kitty Gardner, northeast of town, went to Sioux City Wednesday.
Patsey Foley has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Frank Hoffman, a few days.
Mr. Spaulding has decided he will not finish his new cottage until spring.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Edward Hull, of Washburn, Wash., is visiting her brother, Walter
Brunhaver, and wife.
Clifford Eyres, of LeMars, spent Saturday and Sunday with his cousin, Calvin
Mrs. Charles Eyres and children returned home Sunday from their visit with
Frank Billing, of LeMars, visited with his sister, Mrs. John Bixby, Saturday
and then went to Kingsley.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hoyt, of LeMars, spent Sunday at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. James Goudie.
Little Elizabeth Goudie spent the past week with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Goudie, in LeMars.
The Hansen Hardware company, of LeMars, put a steam heating plant in Wesley
Eyres new house Tuesday.
Bert Boom was called to Wall Lake by the illness of his father-in-law, Mr.
Mawel, and remained several days.
Ralph Schrooten and Will Dempster, of Stanton, have been husking corn for
Will Gosting on the George Hoyt farm.
Walter and Fred Featherson left via Merrill Thursday to visit relatives in
South Dakota, and look at farms in that state.
Mr. Lauters, who lives on the C.E. Clarke farm, was in Sioux City last week
with a carload of cattle he had fattened.
Harry Clarke, of LeMars, and Arthur Hogg spent Saturday evening and Sunday
with their cousins, John and Clarke Edwards.
Mr. Keliher has built a nice new house on the corner of his farm where
Union, Stanton, America and Marion townships meet.
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Carpenter returned from a visit with their son, Charles
Carpenter, and family in Miner county, S. Dak., recently.
Misses Mina and Myrtle Dotzauer expect to resume their studies in LeMars
schools, after being at home several weeks on account of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin entertained Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, of Merrill, John
Becker and wife, of LeMars, and the Bullington and Hasbrook families Sunday.
The ladies of the Union Aid society will meet with Mrs. Samuel Harvey
Thursday, December 5th, at 2:30 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to
the ladies of this vicinity.
Rev. F. D. Haner, Ph. D., of Neola, Iowa, expects to move here next week and
then regular services will be held in the Presbyterian church morning and
evening every Sunday.
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Hattie Dunne will begin the winter term of school in the Junck district
east of James Monday, Dec. 2d.
Mesdames Ferguson and Reid, of Sioux City, were visiting last Wednesday at
the home of James Litterick.
Mrs. Marion Brock started Tuesday morning for Sheldon, Iowa, where she
intends to spend a week with relatives.
J. E. Nuessle and family went to Onawa Wednesday evening, where they will
spend Thanksgiving with relatives.
Miss Ruby McSparran, of Sioux City, was visiting several days last week east
of James at the home of William Stewart.
Mrs. Thomas Nichols, of Waukon, Winnebago county, Wisconsin, was visiting
here several days last week at the Stewart and Little homes.
Howard McVice and Earl Wilson started Sunday evening for Wilmer, Minnesota,
where they intend to spend the winter hunting big game.
Miss Mary Hayden commenced the winter term of school in the Woolworth school
district on Monday, November 25th, with an enrollment of twenty-five pupils.
Irwin Givens was transacting business in the Southwestern part of the
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Diediker were visiting Sunday at the home of Fred Minor,
east of Leeds.
The families of Henry Junck and Albert Bornholtz, visited Sunday evening at
the home of John Plahn.
Irwin Givens was calling on Dr. Sloan, in Leeds, Thursday. He is suffering
from a sprained wrist which will keep him from work for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. John Steffin, Sr., of Kingsley, were over Sunday visitors at
the home of their daughter, Mrs. John Plahn.
While leading a colt Sunday morning, John Plahn, had his ankle quite badly
injured, as a result of the colt becoming frightened.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Lawnsberry and little son, Wilmer, from east of Leeds,
were Sunday visitors at the Albert Bornholtz and Neils Hansen homes.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
E. F. Councilman was an Akron caller last Friday.
Miss Bessie Bray, of LeMars, was a Seney visitor Saturday.
Clarence Reeves, of Hinton, spent Sunday with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lancaster were Maurice visitors Friday.
R. A. Hawkins and Middleton Lancaster were Sioux City callers Saturday.
Z. Rayburn shipped a mixed car of cattle and hogs to Sioux City last Week.
Miss May Marcue, of LeMars, visited with her sister, Mrs. W. J. Criswell,
Mrs. Harley Cook, who was operated on for appendicitis last week, is
Mr. and Mrs. Will Casler spent Sunday in LeMars with her parents, Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson are the happy parents of a bouncing baby girl
born last week.
Will Dugan and Laurie Baldwin marketed two fine car loads of hogs in Sioux
City this week.
The invitations are out announcing the wedding of Miss Ina Penning and Louis
Demary, of Ihlen, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jackson spent Sunday in Alton at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eason.
Marion Johnson, of Morningside, Sioux City, was transacting business here in
the interest of the Iowa Children's Home society Saturday.
Miss Clara Bamberger, who has been keeping house for E. F. Anstine this
summer, returned to her home in Freeport, Ill., Monday evening.
Ira Lancaster and Will Pish have pitched a tent in Detloff's pasture north
of town and are planning to do some trapping along the lakes and river this
The friends and neighbors of Will Henrich gave him a surprise last Monday
evening. The evening was spent in boxing and games. They all report a very
Mrs. Annie Thompson was born in Sweden, May 3, 1834, and died at her home
near Seney, November 21, 1907, aged 73 years, 6 months and 13 days. Mrs.
Thompson was a good wife and mother, greatly beloved by all her neighbors
because of her sturdiness of character and kindly nature. She was preceded
to the better land by one daughter and leaves an aged husband and three sons
to sorrow for the loss of the sweetest fellowship in life in a wife and
mother. The funeral services were held in the Danish church east of Seney
and were conducted by Rev. Rasmuson, assisted by Rev. C. F. Hartzell, and
the interment took place at Remsen. A large concourse of friends gathered
at the church to pay their last loving respect to the departed one.