Iowa Old Press
Sioux County Herald, Orange City, (Sioux), Iowa, December 2, 1880:
ED. HERALD-Business the past week far exceeded our expectations. An unusual
large amount of grain was marketed, and trade in all lines was brisk.
Markets do not vary any from last week's report.
V. B. March, now of Wisconsin, was here last week visiting friends.
Mrs. M. A. Harker, of Argyle, Wis., is visiting relatives here.
Prof. Smith, of Cherokee, is talking of getting up a singing school here.
The St. Paul Land company had the corners of blocks re-established last
Most of the farmers are burning corn for fuel.
Prof. Binks' lecture here was well received. Sioux county should secure the
professor for a course of lectures.
A. Jackson, the telegraph operator, skipped last week, leaving several
bills, including his board bill, we understand, unpaid. (**See 30 Sep 1880
Sioux County Herald
December 9, 1880
Business was very lively during the past week. Large quantities of corn and
other grain were marketed and other branches of trade transacted a lively
Our markets ruled steady throughout the week, with a small decline in wheat
the latter part. We quote for today as follows: No. 2 wheat, 80c; corn
20@22; oats, 20c; barley, 25@50c; potatoes, 35c; butter, 20c; eggs, 20c;
salt, $1.80 per __?; apples, $2.50 per barrel.
J. Stevenson, of Bigelow, Minn., has rented the old stove shop and is
running a saloon in full blast. Our temperance folks will have to work with
renewed zeal now to retain their ground.
Prof. H. L. Smith has his singing class organized, and it meets for practice
every Monday evening.
Our M.E. friends held a donation party last Wednesday evening for the
benefit of their pastor. As is customary on such occasions, the ladies of
the society gave a delicious supper and a general good time was enjoyed.
About $80 was realized from the affair.
J.H. Kirk is the gentlemanly operator who slings lightning for the railroad
company at this place now.
Our postmaster celebrated his 24 birthday yesterday.
We have given up all hope of getting any coal here this winter, and everyone
has settled down to burning corn in earnest.
Mr. Kirk, being a first class barber, fills a long felt want, by shaving
the boys and trimming hair during leisure hours.
A train on the St. Paul railroad killed a fine cow for T. Hanson one day
Justice Kafer's court opened Saturday with one case on the docket-P.W. Hull
vs Sioux City & St. Paul railroad company-which was settled satisfactorily
to all parties.
Sioux County Herald
December 16, 1880
Two sisters of Steve Eason, the Holland Englishman, have arrived and are
keeping house for Steve. Steve, in order to break the monotony and quietude
of prairie life, insists on conveying his two sisters to the Seney church
every Sabbath morning by wagon, seated on a hay rack.
Castors, cake baskets, pickle stands, card receivers, butter dishes, and
other articles too numerous to mention, at Trottnow's, the Jeweler, LeMars,
John Whalen, of Buncombe township, who was injured by the kick of a horse
two years since, and who has suffered greatly all these months, starts this
week for New Orleans, hoping that the genial climate of that section will
SLEYSTER & ELLERBROOK have just received 25 barrels of fresh, handpicked
Michigan apples, which they are selling at $2.75 per barrel. Call early and
secure a bargain.
Mayor Finch, of Rock Valley, in company with Orlando Waldorf, of Settler
township, and Alonza Riley, of Franklin county, were in Orange City last
Friday. Mr. Riley and his son-in-law will invest in land over in Settler
township next spring.
Go to J. A. Jones, LeMars, for the latest styles hats and caps, at lowest
As stated last week, the Messrs. F.S. Cottle and Eminger of Grant township,
this county, are now canvassing this county soliciting orders for fruit
trees, shrubbery, etc. They represent the Mason City Iron Clad Nursery, a
firm that raises nothing but a hardy variety of trees, suitable for this
section of the country. It will pay you to give them an order when called
upon. We should all try to raise fruit from trees reared in our own
Iowa Old Press Home