Iowa Old Press
October 5, 1916
Mrs. Stoffel, of Salem, S.D., is a visitor in the home of her sister, Mrs.
Miss Mona Martin, of Elk Point, came today to visit in the home of her
cousin, Mrs. Wm. Bly.
Rev. H. W. Mahood left yesterday to attend the annual Northwest Iowa M. E.
conference at Spencer.
Mrs. Eric Bjork, northwest of town, underwent a serious operation at the
Akron hospital this week for fibroid tumor.
The postoffice was not moved to its new quarters the first of this week, as
expected, as a part of the equipment had not arrived.
Miss Emily Way, who is instructor of piano in the music department of the
university of Vermillion, visited here Saturday and Sunday.
The M. E. Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. C. G. Brady next Wednesday
afternoon, with Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Hays hostesses. All invited.
You should not fail to attend the South Bend Range demonstration all this
week at the J. B. Cunningham store. See his big ad in this issue.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith and little daughter and Frank Mayer arrived today by
auto from Donnelly, Minn., for a visit with relatives and friends.
A thunderstorm last evening followed the warmer weather of Monday and
Tuesday. Autumn coolness is becoming more noticeable and the work of corn
picking will soon become general.
Frank Lovell, who has endured a long period of suffering as a result of
blood poisoning, was taken to the local hospital again Saturday for a slight
operation for an abscess on the hip. He was removed to his home on Tuesday,
and it is hoped his recovery will now be rapid.
Ex-Supt. J. C. Rogers came yesterday from Winner, S.D., to assist the
council in making final settlement with the Fairbanks-Morse Co. for the
local electric light plant, which was installed while he was in charge of
the light and water department. Mr. Rogers is well pleased with his work at
Winner and has the new electric plant there in operation, with 24-hour
Paving operations have been at a standstill again most of this week.
Saturday the crew started work and had completed about a block more, when
the supply of crushed rock once more ran out. The workmen were held here
until Tuesday afternoon, but as nor more rock arrived they returned to the
city. A freight from the north this (Thursday) morning brought seven cars
of rock, however, and the paving will be resumed in a few days, when it is
expected another large shipment will have arrived.
The marriage of Eugene H. Lias and Miss Florence Bernice Rhodes, of this
place, was solemnized at high noon Wednesday, October 4, 1916, at the
Baptist parsonage in LeMars, Ia., Rev. Hunter officiating. It was a quiet,
but very happy event, and was witnessed by Herman Koch and Miss Marian
Rhodes, sister of the bride. After the ceremony the bridal party returned
to the home of the bride's parents in Akron, where they and relatives of the
contracting parties partook of a fine wedding dinner. The bride's wedding
gown was of blue taffeta silk, trimmed with georgette lace.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Rhodes and is a bright
and charming young woman. She has lived here since early girlhood. For
some time she has held a position in George Dudley's store. The groom is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lias, south of town, and has lived here all his
life. He is a young man of upright character and industrious habits and in
every way worthy of the winsome bride he has won. Both young people are
well worthy of the esteem in which they are held in a wide circle of
acquaintances, who unite in extending them heartiest congratulations and
wishes for never-ending joy and happiness in a long life's voyage.
After the dinner yesterday afternoon the newly-married couple left on a
wedding trip about two weeks to points in South Dakota, and will travel by
auto. They will be at home after November 1st on the Lias farm south of
town, of which the groom will take charge, as his parents are planning an
extended trip west.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. John Beckman, east of town, Thursday, September 28,
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Phipps, south of town, Monday, October 2, 1916.
October 13, 1916
HELD OF UNSOUND MIND
Kingsley Banker Retained as Mrs. Haspel’s Guardian
Sioux City Tribune: Mrs. Sophia Haspel, a wealthy Pierson, Iowa, widow, has
failed in her attempt to remove Randolph Payne, a Kingsley, Ia., banker, as
her guardian. A jury which heard her case yesterday returned a verdict that
the woman was of unsound mind and incapable of handling her property, worth
approximately $45,000. The jury recommended that Mr. Payne be continued as
Mrs. Haspel was the only witness used in the case. She identified letters
which she had written to A. L. Fribourg, her attorney, at the time Payne was
named guardian five years ago, in which she related several of her plans,
one of which was to erect a “Blarney Castle,” on her farm near Pierson,
where old and young could drink wines and beer in family style.
LE MARS MAN PICKED UP FOR SPEEDING
Sioux City Journal: D. F. McArthur, a farmer, of LeMars, Monday evening on
the Leeds road was arrested and charged with speeding in his motor car.
Mr. and Mrs. Math Ruba, residing near Oyens, celebrated their tenth wedding
anniversary on Monday evening. A large number of friends gathered at their
home to help celebrate the happy occasion.
WAS KILLED IN MONTANA
FRED HOFFMAN SUCCUMBS TO GUNSHOT WOUNDS
Relatives of Fred Hoffmann, a former resident of Westfield vicinity, were
notified of his death this week by a telegram from Missoula, Montana. The
telegram stated he had died from a gunshot wound, but did not give any
further particulars. He was a son of the late Ed. Hoffmann, a well known
pioneer in the west part of the county and a brother of Ed. Hoffman, of
Westfield. The body was expected to arrive from Montana at Westfield
The relatives yesterday were not in possession of facts to determine whether
his death was accidental or otherwise. Fred Hoffman was married but he and
his wife had not lived together for some time.
REPUBLICAN MEETING AT SENEY
There will be a Republican political meeting at Seney at 7:30 o’clock this
evening which will be addressed by County Attorney C. D. Roseberry and
attended by a number of the local candidates. You are invited to listen to
this discussion of current political issues.
Mrs. Henry Hey, of Remsen, was brought to a local hospital here on Tuesday
and on Wednesday underwent an operation for internal trouble. She is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Meinert, of Remsen.
OCT. 19, 1916
John and James Gorden of Montrose, S. D., drove over Friday to visit
their sister, Mrs. Dave Hoeney who is a patient in the Le Mars hospital.
The Gorden's are nephews of George Gorden of this city.
Mrs. Margaretha Brauch received the sad new last Friday of the death of
her only sister, Mrs. Paul Brauch of St. Cloud, Minn. Paul, Frank, and
Val W. Brauch and Mrs. E. Eilenbecker left to attend the funeral of
Another victim was added to the automobile fatality near Kingsley,
related in the last issue of this paper. A dispatch from Kingsley on
Saturday says; as the result of an automobile accident near here
Thursday afternoon, Alexander Dawson and Andrew Irwin are dead and Ed
Irwin the third occupant of the car is in a critical condition.
Friends in Le Mars have received word of the marriage of M. W. Hughes
and Miss Eda Marie Graff, which took place at Flagstaff, Ariz. on
October 10. They will live in Flagstaff. The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. N. Graff of Granville, Iowa, and is well known here having
lived in Le Mars for two years while clerking in a store. Mr. Hughes is
a son of Mrs. Mary Hughes of Stanton Township.