Iowa Old Press
LeMars Sentinel, July 2, 1909
LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa
Roy HARVEY is working for Albert SAMPSON.
Joe FORSYTHE, of LeMars, was here on business Tuesday.
Ernest EYRES is hauling lumber from LeMars for his barn.
Mitchell BRIGGS, of LeMars, is working for Ernest EYRES.
Dr. WRIGHT, of Kingsley, was here in his auto Wednesday.
James HOYT, of LeMars, was a guest of his son, H. C. HOYT,
George GEARY is in Sioux City working for the Hanford Produce
Henry CLARKE bought a horse of Chas. EYRES and now has a
Miss MADDOCK, of Ontario, Canada, spent the past week with
the EYRES and STOKES families.
John BEGG returned Friday from a visit with his son, Charles BEGG,
near Cottonwood, S. Dak.
A son was born last week to Mr. and Mrs. John GENGLER, who
live near James WATSON’s
Miss Pearl BURRILL, who attends school in LeMars, visited at home
from Friday until MONDAY.
G. E. CLARKE was out here in his auto Tuesday. He was
accompanied by Thomas GANNON.
Misses Sara and Ethel EYRES, of LeMars, spent part of last week
with relatives in this vicinity.
George BURRILL’s barn was struck by lightning during the storm ,
but the building was not set on fire.
Mrs. Harry HOYT entertained a few friends Thursday afternoon
in honor of Miss Lottie PEARCE, of LeMars.
Little Marion BIXBY is getting better at the LeMars hospital, but
is not able to come home at this writing.
The house on George HOYT’s farm, occupied by Wm. GOSTING,
was struck by lightning Sunday, but not much damaged.
Relatives here received word of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs.
George MILTION, of Altus, Okla., former Union residents.
Miss CLIFF, who has been staying with her nephew, Fred CLIFF,
left Friday to visit her brother and family near Tilden, Neb,.
A party was tendered Matt COATSWORTH and bride at the home
of J. S. COATSWORTH, it being a surprise to the couple.
Miss Lottie PEARCE, of LeMars, came out last Wednesday and
visited over Sunday with her brother, Ezra PEARCE, and family.
[Community unknown - possible continuation of Union?]
John GERDING and Clara BRANDT were married at St. Joseph’s
church on Tuesday morning at ?:30 [possible 7:30] Father McNALLY
officiating. The happy couple left on the 8 o’clock passenger for a
short visit at Rockville, Minn., and will be at home August 1st.
Mrs Martha KENNEDY returned to her home near Akron Saturday
after a week’s visit with friends and relatives here.
Myrua and Edwin WINKEL, who have been visiting at the PENNING
home, returned to their home near Ashton on Tuesday.
Mrs. Al McARTHUR and sons returned home Saturday from a week’s
visit with her sister, Mrs. John PENNING near Ashton.
Albert and Henry PENNING and Fred REES returned home Thursday
from Ashton, where they attended the WILLIAMSON-WINKEL
Amy LANCASTER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. LANCASTER,
near Maurice, and Myrtie and Marion KUHL, of Parker, S. Dak.,
spent a few days with Marcelene and Gordon LANCASTER last
Mrs. W. C. WARNER accompanied by her mother-in-law, Mrs.
Maggie WARNER, arrived here Monday from Mountain Lake,
Minn., and are visiting the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miles
Mrs. E. PENNING, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Fred REES,
went to Ashton Tuesday to attend the marriage of her niece, Nettie
WINKEL, to Martin WILLIAMSON, of Mt. Vernon, S. Dak.,
which occurred at the parental home Wednesday noon.
Will Detloff, who has been visiting relatives near here and in
LeMars, loaded his third car of household goods, machinery and
cattle Monday and Tuesday and left Wednesday morning for
Midland, S. Dak., near which place he has a farm.
During the heavy electrical storm Saturday night the barn on the
farm rented by Mrs. E. PENNING was struck by lightning and
killed one of the black driving horses owned by Albert PENNING.
Had it not been that they saw the barn as soon as it was struck
there might have been a greater loss. A small quantity of hay was
consumed by the fire before it could be extinguished. The loss
was partially covered by insurance.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 9, 1909
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Tracy, a daughter, June 26.
Mrs. E. C. F. Mohr is entertaining friends from Chicago.
Miss Emma Palutz went to Akron on Thursday returning Friday.
Miss Grace Burris visited her grandmother, Mrs. A. Lilly, over Sunday.
Mrs. C. Harrington returned Thursday from a three weeks visit in Milwaukee.
Not many of our Richland friends were able to cross the river to celebrate
Miss Ruth Cramer, of Yankton, came on Friday to visit friends in Westfield
over the Fourth.
Mrs. W. F. Scott entertained her brother from Chicago and her sister from
Clinton over the Fourth.
Misses Gladys Bixby and Nellie Watson, of Sioux City, visited Miss Julia
Doyle over Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Adda Steesy returned to Elk Point on Saturday after a pleasant stay
with Miss Lydia Harrington.
Mr. Eibers and Miss Blanche Eibers came up from Sioux City on Saturday
evening to spend Sunday at the home of E. C. F. Mohr.
The dinner and supper given by the Ladies Aid at the Congregational church
was well patronized and the ladies took in about $73.
Ivol Knapp surely has his share of misfortune. Three weeks ago he broke his
arm and he had just began to use it when he fell and broke it. He now
carries it in a sling again.
In our last week’s list, we failed to mention the birth of twin boys, June
19, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brownawell. They were formerly Westfield residents,
but now live on the Dakota side of the river.
Mrs. Rena Campbell, of Sioux City, came up Thursday evening to spend the
Fourth at the home of E. W. Campbell. Her six weeks old child was taken very
ill the same evening and died on Friday morning. The funeral services were
held at the home and the interment was in Westfield cemetery, Rev. James
The Big Sioux is again on a rampage. The recent heavy rains together with
cloudbursts farther north caused it to rise very rapidly until it has
covered the bottom lands causing a loss of crops that can not be estimated
at this time. The question again comes up about straightening the Sioux
river. It is hoped something will be done to save the future crops on lands
that border this river.
Westfield celebrated on the 3rd and was very successful in every way. The
parade in the morning was fine when the size of the town is considered. The
ball game between Belle Vista and Westfield was a Westfield victory. In the
afternoon the first was a band concert, then a ball game between Adaville
and Westfield, here again the home team was the winner. After the ball game
came races. In the evening the display of fireworks was good and two dance
halls for those who wished to pass the time that way. Everyone spoke well of
the Westfield way of entertaining.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, July 13, 1909
FLOOD DOES MUCH DAMAGE
RIVERS AND STREAMS OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS
Two Men Drowned in Perry Creek
Heavy Rains of Past Two Weeks Culminate in Overflow of the Floyd River and
West Branch, Causing Thousands of Dollars Loss in Crops.
The heavy rains of the past ten days culminated in a flood in this vicinity
on Saturday when the Floyd River, Willow Creek, West Branch and Mink Creek
all rose out of their banks, causing thousands and thousands of dollars
worth of damage to crops, hay land and pasture all along the line of this
river and those streams. The Floyd was out of its banks all the way from
Sheldon to Sioux City on Saturday and Sunday and did not begin to recede
until late on Sunday evening and yesterday morning was a foot and a half
lower. The river flowed out of its banks on Saturday afternoon, covering
the grades north and west of town to a depth of three feet. The water from
the West Branch came out of its banks shortly before noon on Saturday, the
water rushing over the grade between the bridge and Dalton. Many farmers
from west of Dalton, who had stared to come to LeMars in the morning stayed
at Dalton, not caring to risk driving through the muddy and turbulent water.
Still many drove across both in the early afternoon and evening, although
there and at the Floyd river grade the water in spots came up to the box of
buggies and wagons.
Farmers along the West Branch were advised by telephone that a flood was
coming and a number of them were saved loss of stock by this warning,
several of them getting their horses and cattle out of the low lying
pastures on to higher land or into yards on high ground just in the nick of
time. Along the river and creeks cattle in several places were marooned and
several farmers suffered losses by drowning of stock.
In Sioux City one of the most disastrous floods that ever visited that city
was caused by an overflow of the Perry Creek, which in its swollen condition
from the frequent and heavy rains of late and its insufficiency of outlet
backed up and submerged a portion of the wholesale district and also flooded
many private houses, causing a loss which is estimated at not much less than
a quarter of a million dollars.
Two men lost their lives in Sioux City. Barney Conlin, a member of the
street department, who worked heroically all day Saturday, assisting to move
people from the submerged district, while trying to dislodge some debris
from a West Third street bridge, overbalanced and fell into the water and
his body had not been recovered up to yesterday. Leo Bethschneider, aged 21,
in his anxiety to get into a picture that was being taken stepped over the
river bank and was drowned.
On Sunday afternoon the flood caused by the overflow of the Floyd reached
Leeds, causing damage and discomfort to the inhabitants. The extent of the
damage was not as great to householders as it has been in floods of former
years as they had been warned in good time from LeMars and other points and
the heightening flood stages were marked and communicated all along the line
of towns near the river.
It is impossible to estimate the damage done to crops. In Plymouth County
alone the farmers on the low lands will suffer thousands of dollars damage
from the destruction of small grain and hundreds and hundreds of acres of
hay, a large portion of which was just ready to cut. Bridges and grades on
the county roads are left in bad shape in many localities and need repairing
at once, some of the grades being in a dangerous condition, and this will be
a big bill of expense for the county, which has been heavily taxed in this
direction of late.
On the Illinois Central railroad the railroad track was submerged at several
points between Merrill and Sioux City and the Great Northern track was in
worse shape, a couple of bridges below Merrill being badly washed and
Freight train No. 52 was ditched about four miles this side of Hinton, on
Friday night, the engine leaving the rails which spread as the ballast gave
away underneath. The engineer and fireman jumped and escaped with slight
injuries. Several hundred yards of track was washed out between Merrill and
Hinton and there were washouts at Leeds and James and the track was in a
shaky condition most of the way from Leeds to LeMars. Traffic was delayed
all day on Saturday and trains from the north coming to LeMars were sent
around by way of Cherokee and Onawa. Traffic was not resumed until late on
Saturday night between this point and Sioux City and on Sunday trains were
only able to creep along the trip taking three or four hours.
The town of Merrill suffered severely from the storm of Friday night, much
damage being done to residences where cellars were flooded.
On Saturday about midnight there were about half a dozen passenger trains
held here at the Union depot and the passengers were hurrying and scurrying
around to get something to eat.
About a hundred LeMars people went down to Sioux City on Sunday to see the
havoc wrought by the Perry Creek flood. Most of them were heartily sick of
their trip, however, as the train going down took four hours to make the
twenty-five miles and was stalled at Hinton for a time and the return
journey took over three hours, the party arriving home between one and two
They report the damage in Sioux City as very great and also the damage on
low lying land along the Floyd Valley.
The heavy rains on Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon set the
creek on the east side, commonly known as “the Rhine” on the rampage again,
and dwellers there thought there was going to be a recurrence of the flood
which did so much damage there a couple of weeks ago. The water was standing
in many lots and in one or two cases entered cellars. During the storm on
Friday night, St. George’s Episcopal church was struck by lightening,
tearing off a portion of the steeple and splintering off a lot of shingles,
and also doing some damage in the interior and bursting a water pipe. The
residence of Mrs. Speidel on Howard street was also struck by lightning, the
lightning entering the part of the house tearing all the plaster of the
ceilings of the upstairs rooms and wrecking the furniture. The crash of the
bolt brought several neighbors out to see what had happened.
The electrical storms in town on Friday morning and in the evening were some
thing terrific, the thunder and lightning being incessant and most
unpleasantly close. Some hail fell east of town on Sunday afternoon and was
particularly severe at the Gengler place two miles north of O’Leary.
Wm. McKittrick, on the West Branch, lost two head of stock by drowning on
Saturday and Henry Baack, in the same locality, lost six head. Yesterday the
water in the Floyd and West Branch was subsiding fast and danger of any more
flood is over for the present.
A. H. Kehrberg, residing near Merrill, was in town on Saturday and said
there was a violent wind and rain storm in his locality the previous night.
On his place large trees were blown down and a big watering tank was carried
several rods by the force of the wind. He said the small grain and corn were
badly damaged in his neighborhood.
A severe hail storm prevailed over the county two miles south of Orange City
on Sunday afternoon.
LeMars Sentinel, July 16, 1909
Plymouth Co., Iowa
Harry HOYT was a Sioux City visitor Monday.
Mrs. BRUNHAVER is on the sick list at present.
Lon CROSTON, of James, was a visitor here Sunday.
Miss Hazel HANER has twelve pupils in her music class.
Jake KOENIG, of LeMars, was a visitor here Thursday.
Walter FEATHERSTON is doing carpenter work this
Elmer KITTERMAN is visiting his sister on her claim in
Miss MADDOCK, of Canada, spent last week at the
R. S. EYRES home.
Harry HOYT and family visited over Sunday with relatives
Miss MAMMEN, of LeMars, is staying with her sister,
Mrs. John TUCKER.
Mr. and Mrs. DOTZAUER were guests of LeMars
friends Saturday and Sunday.
Stanton ball players defeated O’Leary in the game played
in HOFFMAN’s pasture.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman WERTH, of Stanton, visited Con
KOHN and family Sunday.
Mrs. Zack EYRES and daughter, of LeMars, spent the past
week here with relatives.
Will CROSTON, of Cascade, Iowa, is working for his
brother-in-law, John FEATHERSTON.
John PINNEY returned Friday form a visit with his son,
George, near Alcester, S. Dak.
Mrs. Adam McLAIN, of Duncan, Oklahoma, arrived last
Friday for a visit with her children here.
Wm. LADDUSAW has returned from a trip to Texas and
is visiting his son, Sam, and family on the home farm.
Mrs. Sam KELSO, of Oklahoma, who is visiting her son in
Elkhorn township, spent Sunday at the James MASE home.
Mrs. Burton HASBROOK was taken very sick on Sunday
and it was thought best to take her to Sioux City for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry HALL visited Mrs. HALL’s parents, G. C.
CROSTON and wife, near James from Wednesday until Sunday.
No preaching service was held at Mr. Hope M. E. church
Sunday as Rev. SHIDELER could not drive there from Kingsley.
George SMITH and family returned Sunday from Sioux City,
where the youngest son was treated for an internal ailment. The
child was able to come home with his parents.
No mail was received Saturday by residents of the south half of
Union as the carriers from Kingsley could not cross the grade on
account of the high water.
Allen STEELE, who visited here last week, had just returned
from a trip to California , where he visited his sister, Mrs.
SHULTZ. On his way home he stopped to see his brother,
Harry, in Colorado.
Miss Jennie HANER, who attended college at Hastings, Neb.,
arrived home Wednesday, accompanied by her sister, Mrs.
STEINBACH, and children, of Bancroft, Neb., to spend a month.
Dan KEEGAN hauled brick from Kingsley Monday to wall up his
Mrs. Berlin WARREN, of Meriden, a former Union resident, has
gone to Seattle to visit her brother, Allen CAMPBELL, and attend
the exposition, after a short stay with her mother in LeMars.
John EMERY, of Sioux county, was a Seney caller Saturday.
R. J. LANCASTER and family are visiting at the Dan McARTHUR home in Sheldon.
Detloff Bros. & Co., shipped three carloads of cattle to Sioux City Wednesday.
Mrs. J. LANCASTER and children, of Maurice, were Seney visitors one day last week.
Mrs. Wm. LANCASTER and her two sisters from Wisconsin were Sioux City visitors Tuesday.
Mae REEVES is entertaining her cousin, Margarie TRIGG, from Doon, Iowa, this week.
Mrs. M. G. MILLS entertained the Daughters of Ceres at her home Thursday of last week.
Misses Mamie and Laura FOULDS, of Morningside, spent the 4th and 5th with friends and relatives here.
Mrs. WINKEL and daughter, Agnes, of Madison, S. D., were guests at the PENNING home last week.
Mrs. L. L. DEMARAY, of Pipestone, Minn., is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. E. PENNING.
Mrs. John LANCASTER, enjoyed a visit from her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank WALES, of Palisade, Neb.
Robt. MOIR, of Mitchell, S. D., was taking invoice of the merchandise recently disposed of by Jonathan ALDERSON.
Mrs. Clara McARTHUR, of Sheldon, spent Sunday and Monday with her mother and sister, Mrs. E. MARCH and Lucile.
Mrs. J. F. PENNING returned to her home Monday, accompanied by her father, Wm. LANCASTER, who returned Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward REES and their sons and wives were entertained at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. REES in LeMars
Albert PENNING went to Ashton Friday morning to take charge of the farm work during his brother John’s absence.
Mrs. Ben MILLS left for her home in St. Paul Saturday, after a week’s
visit with her husband’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. M. G. MILLS.
L. BRITTON visited his son, Harry and family in Spencer last week. He reported
the crops almost a failure in that part
of the country.
Thos. KNEWSTUBB has returned to his home in Wiota, Wis, after spending a few
days with his sisters, Mesdames
Wm. LANCASTER and Jonathan ALDERSON.
Mrs. Jas. ALDERSON, who spent the past two weeks with her sisters, Mrs. W.
C. LANCASTER and Mrs. J.
ALDERSON, returned to her home near Elgin, Neb., Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. KENNEDY and daughter, of Las Vegas, New Mexico arrived here the fore part of last week, called here by the illness of their mother, Mrs. ALDERSON.
Mrs. John SWEENEY, of Argyle, Wis., and Mrs. Henry McCONNELL, of Darlington,
Wis., are visiting their sisters,
Mrs. ALDERSON and Mrs. LANCASTER, and families.
Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. ALDERSON and Mrs. and Mrs. Thos ALDERSON visited at the
Edwin LANCASTER and Jonathan
ALDERSON homes last week, returning to their homes near Elgin, Neb., the latter part of the week.
On account of so much rain falling throughout this territory the Floyd has
overflown her banks until the farmers whose pastures
are along the river were compelled to drive their stock upon higher ground.
The Fourth of July celebration all except the ball game, prepared by the Sunday
school, had to be given up on account of the
inclemency of the weather. The ball game played by the married men vs. the single men afforded much sport and
amusement for the crowd. The score was 4 to 8 in favor of the single men.
John PENNING and wife and John REEVES of Ashton, spent Sunday with relatives
here. The two Johns in company
with Jas. LANCASTER, of Maurice and Tom OSBORNE left the same evening for different points in South Dakota.
They returned home Wednesday very much pleased with the country. They reported the small grain crop ahead of
any around here, the corn crop about the same. John PENNING rented a farm near Burkmere for next year.
Four carpenters are at work at Rosburgs new house.
Mabelle BAKER is helping Mrs. George MARCH with her house work.
Martha HAZELTON returned to her home in Sioux City Monday.
Del. NASH is improving his place by building an addition on his house.
Marvin GILFILLAN, of Sioux City, is visiting at Jacob BERGER’S this week.
Jacob BERGER’s granary was moved a half a mile in the flood last Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. BURKETT and family, of Adaville, were visiting at her paternal home in Sunday.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 23, 1909
POPULAR DEPUTIES ARE WED
MARRIAGE TAKES PLACE AT ST. JAMES CHURCH
WILL SPEND HONEYMOON IN WEST
Deputy County Treasurer J. E. Kelley and Charlotte Esther Pearce, Former
Deputy Clerk of the Courts, Were Married on Wednesday.
A wedding of much popular interest was celebrated at St. James church in
this city on Wednesday morning when James E. Kelley and Miss Charlotte
Esther Pearce were united in marriage.
The ceremony took place at eight o’clock in the presence of numerous
relatives and friends of the young couple and Rev. Father E. O’Farrell,
pastor of the church, celebrated the nuptial mass. Her sister, Miss Sylvia
Pearce, of Omaha, who wore a pretty dress of blue French embroidered lawn
and carried a bouquet of pink roses, attended the bride. The bride looking
charming and radiant was gowned in a beautiful dress of white lingerie, cut
on princess, trimmed with cluny and val lace and wore a lovely bridal veil
looped in her hair with a single rosebud. She carried a shower bouquet of
magnificent French white bridal roses. The bridegroom was attended by Mr.
Stephen Hentges, of Yankton, S.D.
Immediately after the ceremony at the church, the wedding party was driven
to the Pearce home on Tremont street, where an elaborated wedding breakfast
was served in four courses. Carnations, roses and ferns adorned the tables
and the honors of serving were deftly accomplished by Miss Mabel Clarke, a
cousin of the bride, and Miss Emma Weisgerber.
The newly married pair were presented with many gifts, the wedding presents
being displayed in a corner of the room, forming a dazzling display of
silverware, cut glass, dainty linen and beautiful chinaware, tokens of the
regard in which they are held by a large number of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelley left on the 10:10 train for a three weeks trip in the
West, where they will visit Denver, Colorado Springs, Seattle and other
points. Their friends who gathered at the depot to see them off gave them
the customary shower of rice and a host of good wishes. The bride’s going
away gown was a pretty tan costume.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pearce, of this city, and was
reared and educated in Plymouth County. For the past few years she has been
deputy clerk of the courts where she gained many friends by the excellence
of her work and her obligingness and courtesy. In social circles she is a
great favorite, being gifted with a bright and sunshiny disposition with
which are coupled good sense and capability.
Mr. Kelley has lived since boyhood in Plymouth County and when a lad lived
on a farm in Grant township, attending the public schools and later went to
Dixon, Ill., Business College. He made good use of his opportunities and is
scholarly, well-educated and a bright young business man of considerable
attainment. He is at present deputy county treasurer which position he has
filled for the past few years. He is very popular in a large circle, his
free, hearty, generous way and mercurial disposition making for him many
friends who wish him and his bride many years of connubial bliss.
Watson REEVES, of Ashton, spent a few days with relatives here this week.
Amy LANCASTER, of Maurice, spent a few days days this week with relatives here.
Albert MUXLOW and wife, of LeMars, spent Sunday with Jonathan ALDERSON and family.
A number of our citizens have been in attendance at the Chautauqua in LeMars this week.
Lyman BRITTON has given his house a new coat of paint, which improves its appearance very much.
Walter CLARK, of Sioux City, arrived here Tuesday morning and will spend a few days with friends.
Grandma GREEN, who makes her home with her son in Florida, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. ALBRO.
Some of the farmers in our locality have finished haying and are preparing to cut oats in a short time.
James VanPUERSEN, of Maurice, is spending this week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. COUNCILMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MOORE welcomed the arrival of a bright baby girl in their home, Thursday, July 15.
Harry BRITTON and family, of Spencer, are visiting their parents, Mrs. and Mrs. ALBRO and Mr. and Mrs. BRITTON.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank POTTER and children, living south of LeMars, were guests at the Elam CHAPMAN home on Sunday.
Mrs. I. L. DEMARAY returned to her home in Pipestone, Minn., Thursday after spending a week with her mother, Mrs. E. PENNING.
Margaret TRIGG, who has been visiting at the homes of her uncles, Robert and Arthur REEVES, returned to her home in Doon, Iowa, Tuesday.
Rev. HARTZELL will give his lecture, “Our Work in the Philippines" at a joint meeting of the Epworth Leagues of Sioux City, at Riverside, Friday, July 23.
Mrs. B. D. VAN ZANDT, of Selby, S. D., and Mrs J. W. FERGUSON, of Hawarden, were guests of Mrs. B. HAVILAND last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. KENNEDY and daughter departed for their home in Las Vegas, N. M., Sunday evening, after a two weeks visit with relatives here and near Akron.
Clifford WARNER and wife and children came down from Mt. Lake, Minn., Saturday to visit relatives. Mr. WARNER returned home Monday. His wife and children will remain a few days.
Friends received word recently of the marriage of Ben MUFFET and Miss Lucile PIERCE, both living in Spokane, Wash. Ben will be remembered by some around here, having lived in this neighborhood sometime.
The Standard Bearers will have a picnic dinner in the pine grove Friday, July 9. The afternoon will be given to sports of various kinds, swinging, running, ball games, etc. Everybody is cordially invited to bring their dinner and enjoy a day of play.
The Sunday school gave their children’s day program in the church on
Sunday evening. The most pleasing feature was the flag drill of the nations
in which fifteen boys and girls took part, each child carrying a flag of a different
nation. A large crowd was
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[in mid - sentence] ...LOCER were visitors at the Art GABEL home on Sunday.
Colin and Mae BRODIE, Bess ROSS, Ida and Arthur ERICKSON were Sunday visitors in Akron.
John OLSON returned to his home at Wakonda, S. D., after a two months visit with H. ERICKSON.
Fred HEEREN had the misfortune to have his foot hurt one day last week by dropping a cream can on it.
The Ladies Aid society will meet with Mrs. Duncan ROBERTSON on Wednesday, July 28th, at two o’clock.
Miss Mae WINN returned to her home at Paullina after a three weeks visit with her sister, Mrs. Geo. SIMPSON.
Mr. and Mrs. Barton GOODRICH and daughter, of Omaha, were called here by the illness of Mrs. GOODRICH sister, Bettie HEEREN.
Miss Bettie HEEREN has been seriously ill with lung fever, but is some better
at this writing. A trained nurse from Sioux City is
taking care of her.
A very interesting ball game was played at Crathorne on Sunday afternoon, Dalton vs Crathorne, LUKEN and RYAN pitching for Dalton and RAYBURN Bros. for Crathorne. The score was 4 to 6 in favor of Crathorne.
Miss Katherine ROBERTSON, formerly of this vicinity, was married at Bassett, Neb., Wednesday, July 13th, to Fredric SOLOMON, of Council Bluffs. After a brief wedding trip they will reside at Council Bluffs, where the groom is employed. Kate’s many Crathorne friends join in wishing them a happy wedded life.
Mrs. Ben PECKS is under the care of Dr. MAMMEN.
Our “Scarlet Tanagers” played ball at Crathorne last Sunday.
Miss Ethel CUNNINGHAM is visiting at Washta, Cherokee county.
Mrs. NORTON is reported under a physician’s care since Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. PECKS attended a christening party on Sunday.
Miss Mabel BRIGGS, of LeMars, is assisting at D. M. GOLDIE’s home.
Owen FLAHERTY was on duty with Sioux City section men on Sunday.
R. L. CUNNINGHAM is enjoying a visit from his brother, Joe, of Mason City.
No church services will be held here next Sabbath on account of Chautauqua.
Mr. WOODKE, of LeMars is delivering mail for his son, Clyde, this week.
Ed. TENTINGER, of LeMars, is visiting at the Peter MARX home this week.
Most of our farmers have finished cultivating and commenced haying.
Nick WATRY was visiting with his son, Theodore, near LeMars, on Sunday.
Quite a number of people from around here attended Chautauqua at LeMars this week.
There was a barn dance at the Peter MARX home on Tuesday night. A large crowd attended and everyone reported a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred MATERN mourn the loss of their infant daughter, which died on Thursday. The funeral was held at St. Catherine’s church at Oyens on Friday. We extend our sympathy to the parents.
Paul PETERSON was a Remsen caller Sunday.
Mrs. Nick FREYMAN was at the county seat Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul WANDERSHEID were Remsen callers Sunday.
Mrs. Mike REARD and daughter, Martha, were LeMars visitors Friday.
Miss Mary ORBAN spent Saturday between trains with LeMars friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm HOLTON and little son, Joe, were LeMars visitors Saturday.
Pat HOLTON, Jr. and Pat SWAIN, of Merrill, spent Sunday at the Wm. HOLTON home.
Mrs. Paul WANDERSHEID and Mrs. John MASUEN were LeMars callers on Thursday.
Rev. Father FISCH, of Remsen, spent Tuesday with Rev. Father ROLTES and brother, Peter.
Miss Rose GAYNOR, of Hinton, spent Friday and Saturday at the Thos. KEENAN home.
J. H. NOBLE lost a valuable horse this week.
Mrs. Alex McDOUGALL was a LeMars visitor Tuesday.
Theo. Pereboom bought a quarter section of land near Hazel, S. Dak.
Frank LANG, the mail carrier, has installed a new motor cycle for the business.
Rev. George E. McDOUGALL, of...
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Miss Viola McCOY returned to her home in LeMars Monday.
A party of young people enjoyed on outing on the Floyd last Sunday.
Miss Emma RAETZ visited with Anna MILLER several days last week.
Misses Lily and Anna LANG are spending the week in LeMars attending institute and enjoying Chautauqua.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. STANG, of LeMars, visited at the Peter TONSFELDT’s last Sunday. They came up in their auto.
Miss Esther ZANGGER of Larchwood, Iowa and Miss Alvina LOHLER, of Flandreau, S. Dak., are visiting at the Fred LANG home.
Miss Susie TRIENEN was surprised by a number of her friends last Thursday evening at the Joe SCHUSTER home to help celebrate her birthday.
Winifred WING returned on Sunday from several days stay with her aunt, Mrs. WHITE at Sioux City.
Miss Mabel MAUER returned to her home at LeMars Sunday after several days visit a Maple Grove.
John WILKEN has a force of carpenters at work erecting a large new residence....
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LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 27, 1909
By Our Staff Correspondents and from Exchanges
FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Winifred Holster is visiting relatives and friends at Hospers this
A number of our young people attended a barn dance at Alton Friday night.
Owing to the press of work but few from this neighborhood were able to
attend Chautauqua even for one day.
Mr. and Mrs. John Holster and children visited at Boyden Saturday and Sunday
with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt.
Most of our farmers are through haying and those having barley have it about
cut and will begin on early oats immediately.
Yelta Dykstra, telephone manager of the Orange City circuit, was in this
section Friday and Saturday.
Quite a crowd of our natives left the fore part of the week for Washington
and Idaho to try their luck in the land drawing in that section. Some of
those who went will take in the Seattle exposition.
The Fredonia township school board have advanced the wages of the first and
second grade teachers, hoping thereby to be able to obtain more efficient
instructors than some of the directors have been forced to employ for the
last year or two. Our children are entitled to the best and this is a move
in the right direction.
REMSEN: (From the Bell-Enterprise)
P. F. Scharff is confined to the sick room by heart trouble.
Herman Mohr has recovered so far that he was able on Saturday to be out
A son came to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heidesch on Thursday
morning, July 22d.
Nicolas Hoffman, of LeMars, father of Mr. J. P. Beck, has been a guest at
the Beck home here last Saturday.
Louis Larson was a passenger to LeMars Monday to consult Dr. Schwind about a
bad swelling on his left hand.
John Sanny has drained a slough on his farm with tilling and finds that the
benefit derived is worth twice the expenses.
Ex-mayor John Fisch went to Cherokee county last Monday to spend a time on
the farm of his son-in-law, Frank Rupp.
Ferd. Arens, son of J. P. Arens, tipped a load of hay last Monday, and
falling sprained his left foot so that he must abstain from work for a week
Theo. Bohnenkamp, years ago a farmer southwest of Remsen, now engaged in
farming near Cogsville, S. Dak., visited in and around Remsen last week.
A little son of Mr. and Mrs. Brandt, who suffers from a sore leg, is in care
of Dr. Schwind of LeMars, and the patient is being nursed by his sister,
Miss Irene Brandt.
The little daughter of Charles Rodesch got hold of a daisy fly killer box
Tuesday and sucked poison from the sponges. Medical aid had to be summoned
and the little one is out of danger.
Rev. Brauer, of Christ Church, has taken a four weeks vacation and joined
his wife and child, who are at the parental home of Mrs. Brauer, in Chicago.
During the absence of Pastor Brauer, Mr. Kallsen, of Keystone, Iowa, a son
of Peter Kallsen, occupies the pulpit at Christ Church.
Jos. Tierney is back from Mead county, S.Dak., where he looked over the
1,200 acre Keffeler ranch. He was pleased with the place and intends to buy
it. The bargain would have been closed by this time if Mr. Keffeler had the
assurance from his agent, that no other bargain has been made to interfere.
If Mr. Tierney gets the ranch, he will take possession this fall and Remsen
will lose one of her best citizens.
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Josie Lilly went to the city on Monday.
E. W. Mass went to Sioux City and back on Saturday.
Harry and Wm. Chapman went to Sioux City Monday.
Myrtle Homer, of Elk Point, is a guest at the Bordwell home.
Fred Mohl, of Adrian, Minn., was a business visitor here Wednesday and
Mrs. Bihlmeyer and children visited her parents in Sioux City the first of
Mrs. Geo. Milner, of Sioux City, visited her brothers here last week, Hugh
and Geo. Halley.
Mrs. E. H. and M. P. Spaulding were Sioux City visitors Tuesday returning
Gene Lilly and lady friend came up from the city on Tuesday for a few days
visit at home.
Miss Clara Chapman left Monday for LeMars to attend the Teacher’s Institute
Mrs. E. C. F. Mohr and Mrs. Bushnell visited in Akron Thursday and also took
in the ball game.
Spaulding & Sons shipped five cars of cattle on Saturday to Chicago. Dyke
accompanied the shipment.
Mrs. Cassel returned from her visit at Scotland, S.D., on Friday. She was
accompanied by her nephew.
Mrs. Wm. Chapman and son were Akron visitors Wednesday, remaining over
Thursday for the ball game.
Mrs. Mellen, of Bloomfield, Neb., spent a few days with her sisters, Mrs. T.
J. Martin and Mrs. M. A. King.
Miss Grace Burris arrived in Westfield on Thursday for a few days visit with
her grandmother, Mrs. A. Lilly.
Geo. Smith, of Chicago, came for a visit on Tuesday with his children at the
home of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Scott.
The many friends of Mrs. Frank Hoffman were pained to learn of her death on
Friday morning. She was sick since early spring.
Mrs. Neil McFarlan and children went to Waterloo Monday for a visit until
Saturday when they will go to Montana for the rest of the vacation.
A former resident, I. J. Ebberly, now of Homer, Neb., was a Westfield
visitor Monday. He is well pleased with his new location and reported fine
O. P. Moe accompanied his mother to visit friends and relatives near St.
Paul, Minn. Mr. Moe returned Tuesday, but his mother stayed for a longer
Ed Hoffman came here on Friday. He went to Akron on Saturday to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Frank Hoffman, which was held Saturday morning at the
Geo. Halley took possession of the livery barn on Saturday. He will soon
moved his family in the house. Mr. Boden’s are going to move into Mrs.
Sawyer’s house for the present.
The Millnerville store was again sold on Thursday. This time the Lilly Bros.
of Westfield, have bought it and will run a general store, opening up the
first of the week for trade.
The Milwaukee road has a force of men and teams at work putting in a new
side track as the old one was not enough to handle the freight that is done
in our busy little town. It is being put in east of the main track.
In the first of the series for $50 between Akron and Westfield, the home
boys won by the score of 2 to 1. In the second game which was played at
Akron on Thursday the boys won by the score of 14 to 2, which gives them the
fifty and all the honors. A large crowd of Westfield boosters went up to
see the game and helped cheer the boys on to victory. So far Westfield has
not lost a game.
MERRILL: (From the Record)
The new managers of the local telephone system were up from Omaha one day
last week and looked the situation over.
A child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Corbin Saturday night. Mrs. Corbin is a
present staying with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Tooker.
A fine looking baby daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Simpson last
Saturday. Grandma Mertes, of LeMars, came down Monday to see the arrival.
Anton Weidenfeller, who has been at Excelsior Springs, Mo., the past six
months for rheumatic troubles, is expected home this week not much better
for having gone.
Herbert Richards has rented his fine farm north of town to Nick Carstensen
for three years beginning next March. On account of the failing health of
Mrs. Richards, they will visit and travel considerable for some time.
Louis Haerling, Proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, has purchased a large
amount of stock in a pottery business at Cincinnati, Ohio, and expects to
leave for that city about the middle of next month. Henry Hodapp will take
charge of the hotel business here the first of August, so we are told. Henry
will not give up his barber business here, but will have competent help so
that he can look after the management of the two enterprises.
Floyd Valley Lodge of Odd Fellows held their regular installation of
officers and banquet last Saturday evening. On account of the extreme hot
weather the refreshments consisting of ice cream, cake and other dainties
were served on the J. J. Schindel lawn and it was much enjoyed. The lodge
hall has been in the hands of the carpenters, painters and decorators the
past few months and now we have one of the prettiest and most convenient
lodge halls in the state. Something like $400 were expended in the
improvements. The report of the secretary and treasurer were read and
showed the lodge to be in a splendid financial condition. The membership
now numbers 185. The cash balance now in the strong box is $1,188.50.
During the past six months, the sum of $490.47 was paid out. The following
officers were installed last Saturday evening: R. Schneider, N.G.; Henry
Schindel, V.G.; R. Spies, secretary; Phil Emmert, treasurer; Wm. Pape,
conductor; Wm. Schindel, warden; Herman Schneider, outside guard; E. E.
Cobb, inside guard; G. T. Koenig, chaplain; G. T. Koenig, installing
REMSEN: (From the News)
The Luxemburger Bruderbund of the local lodge met at the Beck grove last
Sunday and held an open air picnic. The attendance was large and good time
Miss Lily Hanno went to Sioux City last Wednesday to prepare for an
operation for appendicitis, which was performed upon her at the St. Joseph’s
hospital Saturday forenoon.
Mrs. Katherine Eichorn and daughter, Margaret, left this week for Hot
Springs, S.D., where the former will take treatment for a month or so.
John Heymann Sr., of Caledonia, Minn., who has been visiting relatives here
and at Oyens the past two months, returned to his home Thursday.
The baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rodesch, living about eight miles south
of here, on Tuesday in some manner reached the fly poison and drank enough
of it to become seriously ill. Medical aid was telephoned for and taken out
there in Fred Eichorn’s auto, the trip being made in less than twenty-five
minutes and at this writing he is getting along nicely.
Miss Lizzie Tierney, who formerly conducted the Raymond Hotel at Cherokee,
has leased the Scollard House at Sturgis, S.D., and took possession this
week. She is a fine landlady and knows how to treat her guests in a manner
that always insures her hotel a good patronage. She is well known to many
people here who wish her success in her new location.
H. F. Solomon, who has had charge of the Western Elevator here the past
eight years, expects to leave Remsen the latter part of this week. He has
been transferred to St. Louis and will have charge of the large number of
elevators owned by the Woolner Distilling Company, in which he has an
interest. Louis Homan, of this town, will take charge of the elevator here.
He is a good man for the position.
Miss Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Klostermann, living four miles
southeast of here, fell off a load of hay on Tuesday and seriously injured
her spine. She was helping load and after the rack had been filled the hay
loader was detached and the team turned the wagon in some unaccountable
manner and the entire load tipped over. She was precipitated to the ground,
alighting on her head and shoulders and received injuries to her spine at
the base of the brain. Medical aid was summoned and all is being done for
her that is possible, but improvement is very slow. It seems that the nerves
which control the neck muscles were severely strained and she has no control
of her head.
Last Saturday night when starting for home the horse driven by Pat Hughes
became frightened at a piece of paper in the street in front of the Mrs.
Honkomp residence in the south part of town, and making a sudden jump broke
the thills of the buggy in such a manner that one of them kept prodding the
frightened animal. The horse became unmanageable and started to run and to
save himself, Pat jumped out of the buggy. In falling he broke his left arm
and was taken to the Joe Tierney residence where medical was summoned and at
this writing is doing nicely. However, it handicaps him greatly in that this
is his busiest season and he will be unable to work for several months.
HINTON: (From the Gazette)
Dr. Richey, of LeMars, was in Hinton Wednesday to see Grandma Crouch, who is
Mrs. John Swain, of LeMars, visited Wednesday and Thursday with her
daughter, Mrs. Perdue.
M. A. Moore and nephew, Fred, of LeMars, were in Hinton Monday and Tuesday
transferring a load of lumber.
Mrs. L. H. Selby and daughter, Wave, left Tuesday morning for Seattle,
Wash., where they go to visit the Exposition.
Fred Daley has been relieved from the depot at James and he, with his wife,
expect to leave soon for Michigan, where they will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Loraditch entertained a number of young folks at a picnic
party given at their place last Sunday. Refreshments were served in the
afternoon and in the evening a delicious chicken supper. Those present were
Miss Mary Rawlins, Miss Maggie Luksan, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kubel and
daughter, Hilma, and son, Million, Roy Stevens, Wm. Luft, Dick Renaults,
Frank Beguin and Frank Rawlins.
Fifty Italian section men were shipped in here early Sunday morning from New
Orleans to work on the Illinois Central railroad which was so badly damaged
by the recent flood. Twenty-five of them will remain here and the balance
will be taken to Sioux City where the road needs repairing. On Sunday
evening the Italians treated our citizens to a number of songs in their own
language which were greatly enjoyed.
KINGSLEY: (From the News-Times)
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Campbell, Thursday, July 15th, a girl.
Charley Seitel is erecting a fine new residence on his farm south of town.
The Thresherman’s Association will hold a meeting in Kingsley on Saturday,
Jos. Sharp and family are enjoying a visit from Mr. Sharp’s father from
Colfax, Iowa, this week.
Tom Farrell and wife went to Lake View this week, where they will remain for
a couple weeks outing.
Mrs. Amy Cornell, of Springdale, and Mrs. Lid Oxley, of Dana, Iowa, are
visiting here with O. D. Heald and wife.
J. C. Cottrell, S. Kindig and H. Holland attend a meeting of the
Thresherman’s Association at Holstein last Saturday.
John Hansen and wife and Miss Jacobsen went to LeMars last Saturday for a
few days visit with relatives and friends.
Rev. G. W. Shideler and wife were called to Rockwell City last Monday
evening by a telegram announcing the serious illness of Mrs. Shideler’s
Martin Larson arrived home last Friday from South Dakota, where he has been
for a week and where he purchased a fine quarter section of land near
Misses Mabel Hicks and Lulu Schultz arrived home Thursday of last week from
Oklahoma, where they had been for several weeks visiting with relatives and
Dr. Meisch, of Sioux City, was here last Monday and assisted in holding a
post mortem on the body of E. R. Kellner, who died suddenly at his home
northwest of Kingsley last Sunday.
Prof. T. J. Wormley will soon begin the erection of a new residence in the
north part of town in the Payne & Wormley addition to Kingsley, just north
of the Geo. Knowles residence.
Thos. Farrell and Harold Payne arrived home last Saturday from Wagner, S.D.,
where they have been for several weeks erecting some buildings for Gus.
Swanburg on his farm near that place.
J. W. Warner, who has been here for several weeks looking after some
business interests and overseeing the erection of a new house and barn on
one of his farms north of town, returned to his home in Oklahoma last
Wm. Maxwell, of Murdo, S. Dak., arrived here last week for a short visit
with his brothers, John and David Maxwell and families, and with C. L. Irons
and wife. Will reports crops looking fine in the vicinity of Murdo this
Last week we turned down a fine bunch of advertising from a department store
in Sioux City. Is there any other business house in Kingsley that would
refuse to sell a man from Sioux City a bill of goods in order some other
institution might be protected?
Mrs. Chris. Stortz and daughter, Miss Pearl, left last Monday for Colorado,
where they went in hopes of benefiting Mrs. Stortz’s health. She has been a
sufferer for years of rheumatism and her many friends in Kingsley and
vicinity hope that she may find relief. They expect to be away for some
time if she shows any improvement.
Word was received here last week that Lou Irons, who is on a claim in Tripp
county, S.D., was badly injured. He was plowing when his team ran away,
throwing him onto the plow in such a manner that he was badly cut across the
breast. Bert Twogood left immediately for Dallas to see how seriously he
had been injured. In a letter E. E. Herron, who is at Dallas, S. Dak., to
C. L. Irons, of this place, the young man’s father, states that Lou is
getting along nicely, having the best care. The letter also stated that when
the accident occurred he was breaking and had the lines about his shoulders.
AKRON: (From the Register-Tribune)
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Greenleaf returned Sunday afternoon from a wedding trip,
which included visits at Sioux City, Omaha, and LeMars.
Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Spears, Friday, July 16.
Born, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Waterbury, southeast of town, Friday,
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kennedy, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, were visitors last
Thursday and Friday at the home of his brother, Will, west of town. They
were recently called to this vicinity by the serious illness of her mother
at Seney, this county.
Mrs. I. Knudson met with a very painful accident Saturday afternoon while
the family was out auto riding in one of S. A. Waterbury’s machines. On the
road near the Farrin farm, north of town, one of the auto wheels ran over
the end of a piece of willow fence post about two feet long which went
spinning through the air and struck Mrs. Knudson with great force across the
right eye. For a moment she was stunned by the blow and it was necessary to
have the injury dressed by a physician.
Chester Cilley and Roy Mohr, ten-year-old Akron lads, had an experience they
will not soon forget while bathing in the bayou above the mill dam Tuesday
afternoon. Coming to the surface from a dive, young Mohr found himself
beyond his depth and called to his companion for assistance. Chester
pluckily swam out to Roy, who immediately clasped him about the neck, and it
was only after a hard struggle that the former managed to carry him to
In Justice Root’s court Tuesday, S. A. Waterbury & Co., brought a suit
against Henry Willer, south of town, for the sum of $28, claimed to be due
for automobile tire protectors purchased by the defendant from the
plaintiffs some months ago. T. M. Zink, of LeMars, was attorney for Willer
and Neil Robertson for Waterbury & Co. Mr. Willer maintained that he had
purchased the goods on trial and they had proven unsatisfactory. The jury
returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff’s for $25.08.
The Adolph Metz harness shop was closed Saturday evening on a writ of
attachment secured by Mrs. Eliza Metz, wife of the proprietor, Deputy
Sheriff Raven coming over from LeMars and turning the keys on establishment.
This action came as a chapter in domestic difficulties in the family, which
were brought before public a week previous, when Mrs. Metz caused her
husband’s arrest on a charge of disturbing the peace. At the hearing of the
case in Justice Smith’s court last Saturday morning, the defendant was
adjudged guilty of the charge and fine $4 and costs. Immediately after his
arrest, Mr. Metz turned over his business to the Meyer Saddlery company, of
Sioux City, which was the heaviest creditor, and last Friday, M. Remmel, a
representative of the company, came up and assumed charge of the business
until relieved from duty by the attachment served by the Deputy Sheriff.
Mr. Metz left for Sioux City Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Metz has commenced
divorce proceedings in the Plymouth County district court, charging her
husband with cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks for $500 temporary
In jumping from a buggy when the vehicle seemed about to overturned on the
grade a short distance northwest of town, Mrs. Rose Burke met with a very
serious accident late last Sunday afternoon. Accompanied by her son,
Stephen, and her daughter, Agnes, Mrs. Burke started out about 5 o’clock in
the afternoon to go to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Herschler, in
Sioux Valley township, S.D. When they had gone but a few rods, Mrs. Burke’s
veil was blown off, and in turning around to go back after it the horse
became unmanageable and backed up in a ditch by the side of the road. Mrs.
Burke alighted from the buggy and went to the horse’s head, but when she had
resumed her seat, the animal became even more fractious and when the buggy
seemed about at the point of overturning, all three of its occupants leaped
to the ground. Mrs. Burke was somewhat stunned by the fall and first became
aware of her serious injury when she saw blood gushing from her right ankle.
Upon further examination, she saw that the bone was broken off squarely just
above the ankle and protruded two inches from the flesh. Fearing that she
might bleed to death, Mrs. Burke called to her son, who fastened the
hitching strap from the harness tightly above the wound and then ran to the
Kennedy home nearby to summon assistance. The physicians found the upper
portion of the broken bone badly splintered, and it was necessary for them
to remove a piece nearly two inches in length. A subscription paper was
circulated for the relief of Mrs. Burke, who is a widow with several
children, and the good people of Akron have show their sympathy in a very
substantial manner, over $200 being pledged at the present time.
Plymouth Co, Iowa
30 Jul 1909
Miss Katherine ROHLFES was in LeMars Tuesday.
Rev. Father ROHLFES was a county seat caller Tuesday.
Paul PETERSON spent a few hours at the county capital on Tuesday.
Miss Agnes CONLEY, of Kingsley, spent a few days with her friend, Lilly
Mrs. Mike REARD and daughters, Elenora and Martha, were LeMars callers
Miss Anna LAMB was a LeMars visitor last week.
Will ANDERSON and John BALSKY spent Sunday at LeMars.
Misses Anna and Clara ERICKSON were LeMars visitors Saturday.
Grandma PEACOCK is visiting in LeMars with her daughter, Mattie PEACOCK.
Mrs. Sam DIEDIKER had the misfortune to break one of his toes while
going upstairs one day last week.
The COLLINS Bros. gave an entertainment at Crathorne last Thursday
evening. A large crowd attended and one of the most interesting
features the program was the voting for the most popular young lady.
The prize was given to Miss Tena MORRISON.
Miss Florence Manz was in LeMars Wednesday.
Frank and Carrie MATTAS were visitors to LeMars last Monday.
Mrs. Louis HAUSWALD was a visitor in Sioux City on Thursday.
James GOODWIN, who has been working for Will LEMKE, left for Dakota
Mrs. James HOWES of Sioux City came up Tuesday evening for a visit among
friends and relatives.
Miss Hazelle HANCER, who attended a six weeks term of summer school at
Cedar Falls, returned home Saturday.
Dietrich and Georgiana WINTERS, of Hinton, are visiting their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred HANCER, this week.
Little Miss Florence MATTAS gave a delightful party last Wednesday
afternoon, the occasion being her seventh birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nat HAMMOND and all their children were at LeMars Sunday
having a family picture taken and incidentally taking in the Chautauqua.
J. A. WALKER marketed some hogs last Monday.
Edward and Walter LANG attended Chautauqua last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. FABER were county seat visitors Tuesday. They made the
trip in their auto.
Little Celesta KIPP and Philemina SCHUSTER were on the sick list several
days this week, but are pleased to say they are recovering
Mr. ZANGGER, who has been visiting his son, Rudolph, near Marcus, for
several weeks, was in this vicinity bidding his friends farewell before
leaving for his home at Larchwood, Io.
Mrs. Elizabeth MOSER and daughter, Mary, left Wednesday for an extended
visit through the west. They will visit the exposition at Seattle and
also visit their friends and relatives in California and Oregon and
will also visit in Kansas on their way home.
John SCHLEUTER has built a large new corn crib and granary on his place
he recently bought. William WHITEHOUSE, from Akron, is doing the work.
Miss Bessie DEE, who has been visiting at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. DEE, for a few weeks returned to her position at Chicago. She
was accompanied by her sister, Irene.
Nick MANGELSON, who has been a sufferer from asthma for a number of
years, was taken severely ill the last of the week. It was thought for some time that
he would not survive, but under physicians care he is some better.
Johnnie SCHLEUTER was the victim of an accident that might have proved
fatal. While raking up some hay on Thursday the team became unmanageable and he fell from
the rake underneath the teeth. He was dragged for some distance until the arrival of his
father who stopped the team just in the nick of time. The boy escaped with only slight bruises.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet with Mrs. John LANCASTER Wednesday, August 4th.
Mrs. Thos. HILLERY and daughter, of LeMars, called on friends in town the latter part of last week.
Mrs. Simon AUKEMA entertained the Woman's Home Missionary society at her home Wednesday afternoon.
Wm. LANCASTER and wife went to Ashton Tuesday morning to spend a few days with their daughter, Mrs. J. F. PENNING.
R. J. LANCASTER and family have returned to their home near Darlington, Wis., after an extended visit with relatives here.
Lyman BRITTON departed for Rockham, S. Dak., Monday morning, where he will help Will RANDOLF harvest 400 acres of grain.
Ms. James LANCASTER and children took the train from here for Ashton, last week, where she visited Mr. and Mrs. John PENNING.
Every one is invited to the Standard Bearers picnic in the evergreen grove, Friday, July 30. Bring your dinner and take a day of rest.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. ALDERSON returned to their home near Elgin, Neb., Tuesday evening, after spending the day with relatives in town.
Harry Britton, wife and children returned to their home in Spencer, Iowa, Saturday morning, after spending a week at their parental homes.
Mrs. Clifford WARNER and children have returned to their home in Mountain Lake, after a week’s visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. KENNEDY .
Mrs. FREEMAN, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly an old resident of Fredonia township, was calling on old time friends in town Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Robt. REEVES enjoyed a visit from her sister, from Sheldon, last week. She went from here to Sioux City, where she will visit other relatives.
Mrs. Geo. HUGHES gave a party at her home Saturday night in honor of her son, Ralph, who has enlisted in the navy. the young people were entertained with games and different sorts of amusements. At a late hour light refreshments were served and enjoyed by all.
Geo. HUGHES went to Sioux City on Monday in company with his son, Ralph, who
has enlisted in the navy. He left Tuesday night, accompanied by some other boys,
for San Francisco, where they will take a six months’ course of training
before being sent out on duty.
The Seney pastor, Rev. C. F. HARTZELL, gave his lecture, “Our Work in
the Philippines,” at the monthly meeting of the Epworth League union of
Sioux City, which was held at North Riverside, Friday evening, July 23. Representatives
from all of
the city Leagues were present except Leeds church, and in addition delegates from the Nebraska church across the river. In all there were representatives from eleven churches present. The Sioux City Leagues are enthusiastic over the prospect of having Rev. HARTZELL as their missionary in the Philippines. It was in order to give the young people a better understanding of the work that Mr. HARTZELL was asked to give his address at the Riverside meeting. It is hardly necessary to add that the address was well received and greater enthusiasm created as a result.
T.D. Vanderham marketed hogs in Akron on Wednesday.
Fred Meins purchased a carriage in Struble one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Ahrens were callers in LeMars and Merrill on Tuesday.
Miss Augusta Mangelsen spent Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Aug. Klemme.
The Ruble hall dance was very well attended and everybody reported a fine time.
There was a show in Ruble on Friday night which was very well attended.
The Reemts Bros. came over from Dakota with their auto and attended the dance here on Saturday.
Clint Boyer, who has been working for his brother-in-law, Jess Johnson, left for Burke, S.D., on Monday.
Miss Adele Ahrens and Miss Freda Smidt were visitors at the home of Mrs. Chris Zachow, near Crathorne.
Henry Marback made a trip to LeMars on business on Friday afternoon and returned on Saturday morning.
Edward McGraw and Frank Stevens had a little mix-up in Ruble Saturday evening, but were soon stoppped by some bystanders.
The ladies Italian play will be given in the Ruble Hall Aug. 7th and it will be followed by a dance. Everybody is invited to have a good time.
Gerhard Ahrens had the misfortune to be kicked by a horse on Saturday morning. A doctor was called to examine him, but fortunately no bones were broken. He will be laid up for a few days.
A man giving his name as L. C. KORTUM made his appearance in the [cannot make
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.....that outrageous price, so he took what they offered him, from $4 to $6.25, and left Akron on the first train, perhaps starting his business at some other place next week. He is a very smooth talker and can talk German as well as English. We warn everyone if that man should appear some other place not to let him do any repairing unless making a satisfactory bargain with him. He is a small man with a light complexion, dark eyes and about thirty to thirty-five years old.
See F. J. SMITH for bargains in Dakota lands, 412 Main street, LeMars,