Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa
Thursday, August 15, 1918
Page Two, Column 1 thru 6
MRS. J. H. SMITH
~~ Quite a number from
this vicinity celebrated at Dyersville last week.
~~ Mrs. J. B. Litchfield of Waterloo recently paid Colesburg friends
a brief visit.
~~ Mrs. J. B. Schwielerl, who has been ill for the past two weeks,
is improving some at present. Her friends hope she will soon
~~ Glen Dodge and Emerson Hyde were at Dubuque last week for the
purpose of enlisting in the navy. Having passed there, they will go
to Des Moines this week for the second examination. If successful
they will go at once into training at the Great Lakes naval station.
Success and a safe return to the boys
~~ Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Coons and daughter, Lola, were Dyersville
visitors during the week. Miss Goldie Cole accompanied them an will
return from there to her home in Cedar Rapids.
~~ Mrs. M. E. Dittmer departed Saturday for a sojourn at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Green, in Chicago. Mrs. Bertha Schwiebert
Erbe of McGregor is here for a while on account of the illness of
~~ Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Adams of independence were visiting with
relatives here the fare part of the week.
~~ The Camp Fire girls will serve super in the basement of the M. E.
church next Saturday, August 17. A good attendance is especially
desired as the girls are taking this means of raising some much
needed funds. Come and bring your friends.
~~ John Wuchle, who has been painting and decorating at the Ed
Scheneke home for several days, left Tuesday for his home at
~~ Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Flenniken of Edgewood were over Sunday guests
of relatives here.
~~ Adrian Shaw came home Saturday from Oelwein, where he has been
~~ The supper Saturday evening enriched the Ladies Aid society to
the amount of nearly 19. The Camp Fire girls proved very helpful in
soliciting for the supper, advertising and helping to serve the
same. The ladies certainly appreciate the aid thus cheerfully given
and wish to thank the Aid society will again serve supper. Remember
the day and date and be there.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Kirschbaum recently received a letter and
photograph from their son, Matt, who has been in France for some
~~ Relatives at Osterdock have been notified that Aug. Kurke has
been wounded in action.
~~ Robert Spark of Cassville, Wis., and his son, John, of Dubuque,
made a brief visit recently at the home of the formers' sister, Mrs.
T. S. Davidson.
~~ Mrs. A. E. Tutton and son Robert of Greeley were guests of Mrs.
~~ Mrs. Alice Kale of Fort Worth, Tex., made Colesburg a very brief
visit one evening recently. She formerly lived here and will be
recalled as Miss Alice Hyers.
~~ A young son has recently come to abide at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Bolsinger.
~~ Fred Hyde wrote his mother from Omaha last week, saying that he
was en route to California for training. He recently enlisted in the
navy at Murdo, N.D.
~~ Mrs. T. F. Keller has returned from an extended visit with
relatives at Marcus and Cherokee.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. John Bolsinger of Jefferson reached the fiftieth
milestone along the journey to their married life Friday, August
9th. The day was fittingly celebrated, a large company of relatives
and friends being present. Dinner was served and the bride and groom
of fifty years ago received a number of beautiful and useful gifts,
including some gold coins. Their friends wish them many more years
of happiness and prosperity.
MISS JENNIE STAEHLE
~~ The young son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rhodes was seized with a
strange affliction last Thursday. The little fellow had been playing
in a sand heap when he was suddenly stricken with strangulation.
Medical aid was immediately summoned. To all appearances the child
had swallowed a foreign substance which had lodged in his wind-pipe.
The local physician could not give relief and a Dubuque doctor was
summoned. He likewise could do nothing to relieve the little
sufferer. The child was then rushed to Iowa City and placed in the
hands of specialists. After a few hours of good work on the part of
the doctors the little fellow was brought around all right. Strange
to say, nothing had lodged in the wind-pipe, and just what produced
the strangulation could not be accounted for. Mrs. Rhodes and the
boy remained in Iowa City a few days, Mr. Rhodes and Evelyn leaving
Sunday to bring them home by automobile.
~~ A number of our people attended the $1,000 days at Dyersville and
report a high class entertainment provided by our neighbor in the
~~ Bids are now being received by the board of education for the
driving of seven school routes in the independent consolidated
school district of Earlville.
~~ The Earlville Hose company enjoyed their annual outing and picnic
on Thursday at Prairie in Porte. It is needless to say the fire
fighters has a good time.
~~ Patriotic and appreciative farmers of this vicinity have
voluntarily subscribed the sum of $22 to the Red Cross up to date as
an appreciation of the work done by the corps of men from Earlville,
who assisted them in harvesting. It is expected others will
contribute and it is hoped a near sum will in this manner be added
to the treasury of the Red Cross fund.
~~ George Parkin and family departed by auto on Saturday for Chicago
and Michigan to visit relatives.
~~ A committee of the Dubuque Woman's club were in this place
Thursday on route to the Delaware county farm near Delhi, on a tour
of inspection. Upon arriving at the farm the committee found
Superintendent and Mrs. Pierce absent for the afternoon. However,
the ladies were shown through the entire building by the two maids
left in charge. The entire place was found to be in a clean and neat
condition. There are ten women housed in the institution, only one
being entirely sane; two feebleminded and the others insane. There
are nineteen men in the home, all but two of whom are feeble-minded
or insane. There are no blind patients although one old man is
nearly so. The farm comprises 240 acres of good land, with fifteen
acres of garden, and the stock includes ten head of cattle, six
horses and a number of hogs. The farm is worked by Mr. Pierce, who
requires the help of a hired man only at the busiest seasons. Mrs.
Pierce has the help of a cook and a maid for the housework, and they
are kept busy all the time.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. John Cook and Fred Orvis made an automobile trip to
Dubuque Tuesday and were accompanied home by John Orvis and family,
who remained for a few days' visit.
~~ The farmers Co-operative Commission company has installed new
scales opposite the Rogers building.
~~ Lawrence Powell went to Dubuque Tuesday to enlist in the marine
corps. He was found a few pounds under weight, but was requested to
return for another examination August 15th.
~~ Joseph Garrett is making some extensive repairs on his mill north
of town and will install a type of water wheel similar to that used
for generating electricity at Cascade. Mr. Garrett anticipates a
brisk business this fall on account of the extensive acreage of
wheat in this vicinity, which will be ground into wheat flour.
~~ Clark Wilson, who was in charge of the manual training department
in the consolidated schools here, has enter the service and is now
in the officers' training quarters of Camp Pike, Ark.
~~ Ray Millen of Greeley was in town Wednesday posting bills.
~~ Axel Larson moved his household goods from Delaware Tuesday and
the family is now at home in the John liam college in the east part
of town. Mr. Larson is manager of the Farmers' Co-operative
Commission company of this place.
~~ Mrs. Barbara Goodwin of Independence spent part of last week
visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Burrow.
~~ Mrs. Amelia Harper of Sioux City accompanied by her sister, Miss
Lottie Box of Greeley, were guests at the of their cousin, Mrs.
Julia Fredinan, a few days last week. Both ladies resided in
Earlville many years ago and their friends were very glad to see
~~ Herbert Douglas, who enlisted at Dubuque, is now stationed at
Jefferson Barracks, Mo., as an auto driver in the Signal corps.
~~ Rev. F. Lutz, pastor of the Lutheran church in this place, has
tendered his resignation and will retire from the ministry and soon
move to Waverly. A few years ago Rev. Lutz celebrated the fiftieth
anniversary of his labors in the ministry and has earned a rest.
During his long service in the consecrated work he had gained a
reputation in the Lutheran synod as being one of the foremost
pastors in the state. He has filled the office of president of the
synod with great credit and was one of the instigators of the
improvements and building up of the various Lutheran educational
institutions in this section of the country. During his pastorate
here, he and his estimable wife have made many warm friends outside
of the church who, while regretting their departure from Earlville,
unite in wishing them happiness in their retirement.
BUY YOUR OWN COAL NOW
The Government is
considering the restriction of shipment of coal from the mines
to a "MINE RUN" size of coal.
Should this be done it would be impossible to buy prepared
sizes of coal, such as Lump, Egg and Nut.
MINE RUN COAL IS UNDESIRABLE for domestic use, as it has a
great deal of "Slack" in it.
Take a tip from us to buy your winter's supply of coal now
while you can get what you want.
Phone your order now -- Delay is costly.
MANCHESTER LUMBER CO.
The Yard of Quality and Service
C. W. KELLER, Manager
~~ Luke Matthews of Manchester was a caller in this place Friday.
~~ The dedication of the service flag at SS. Peter and Paul's church
was a very solemn occasion and there was a very large congregation
present. Ten stars were placed on the flag, showing the number of
boys in the church that have left for army service. Rev. Father
Seberbring of Shaw, Ore., delivered an eloquent sermon, which was
followed by prayer and benediction. The Rev. Fathers Thole of New
Vienna, Oberbroeckling and Keuster of Luxemburg, and the pastor,
Father Loosbrock, were also in the sanctuary.
~~ Albert Sheel, who was recently transferred from Waco, Texas, to
Jersey City, writes of an interesting and patriotic demonstration
accorded to the soldier boys of the Red Cross in the southwest. As
the troop train was on its way east, at Van Buren the Red Cross
distributed cold cantaloupes and punch to the boys. At other places
sandwiches were served. The boys were very appreciative of the
~~ Born, recently to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bruggeman, a son.
~~ Rev. Father John Malloy, who has been pastor of the Catholic
church in Ryan for the past ten years and is well known throughout
Delaware county, has been transferred to the parish at Waterloo and
took up his -new duties on Sunday. This county sustains a distinct
loss in Father Malloy's removal to Waterloo. He will be succeeded at
Ryan by Rev. Father Murphy of Castle Grove.
~~ Relatives and friends from Earlville were in attendance at the
funeral of William Maurer, which was held in the Lutheran church in
Delaware Saturday afternoon. Mr. Maurer was well known in this place
and his friends regret his demise.
~~ Mrs. Herman Watson departed on Friday for South Dakota, intending
to remain for some time with her daughter who resides in that state.
~~ Rev. J. H. Klaus of Charles City visited ralatives in this place
~~ Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Holscher and sonof Menno, S. D., are visiting
relatives here and at Colesburg.
~~ Lawrence Breckenstede has enlisted as an auto mechanic and leaves
for Ames August 15.
MRS. NELLIE McGARVEY.
North Manchester Correspondence.
~~ Mrs. Brady, who has been quite ill, is about the same.
~~ Joe Neiman, Jr. is slowly recovering from Typhoid fever.
~~ Mrs. Kate Trenchard has as her guests this week, her
granddaughter, Miss Thelma Griffin, and girl friend, Miss Luella
Hall, both of Waterloo.
~~ Mrs. Spritler and daughter, Mrs. Vina May, were visitors last
Friday near Masonville.
~~ Earl Paisley, who has been visiting relatives near Dubuque
returned home last week.
~~ Mrs. Coffin and family of near Edgewood, were calling at the
Matusch home Sunday.
~~ Mrs. Lola McGarvey of Edgewood was a visitor the first of the
week with her son, Art and family on her way to Lancaster, Wis.
~~ Mrs. W. E. Sybil, who has been at the bedside of her mother ,
Mrs. Carroll, of Greeley, stopped off Saturday to visit her sister,
Mrs. C. V. Burrington, on route to her home in Sioux City.
~~ Mrs. Hilma Peters and two children, who have been spending the
last two weeks at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Johnson, have
returned to their home in Chicago.
~~ Milan Brady and wife and their son, Fred, and wife were callers
last Sunday at the Wm. Brady home, returning the same day to their
home near Greeley.
~~ G. M. Lewis and family of Elk visited Mrs. Lewis parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Brady, last Wednesday.
~~ Walter Hansel and Frank Farley, Jr. who are working at Waterloo,
were home visitors last Sunday.
MRS. FRANK SCHMOCK
Honey Creek Correspondence
~~ James Barr and
daughter, Miss Helen, visited a few days the past week at the home
of his brother, Clarence Barr, in Cedar Rapids.
~~ The ice cream social which was held at the James McMonigal home
last Friday evening, was well attended. Proceeds go to the Red
~~ Mrs. Sherman Smith spent Thursday at the Louis Fry home near
~~ Wm. Beyer, formerly of this place, but now of Camp Dodge, is
about to leave for an eastern port for overseas.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schinnil and two children were visiting with
relatives in Manchester Saturday.
~~ Lindsey Barr sold and delivered a cow in Manchester Saturday.
~~ Mrs. John White and family were visiting in Manchester Saturday
~~ Mrs. Daniel Ryan has gone to Colfax for medical treatment.
~~ Mrs. J. Feightner of St. Paul is visiting at the Bert Bunham
~~ Mrs. Oral Rowe of Oelwein spent the past week at the L. D. Knight
~~ The F. B. Farrington family attended the play at Strawberry Point
~~ Mrs. Ernest True and daughter, Marjorie, are visitors at the Rev.
Charles True home.
~~ Mrs. B. Weeks and son, Louis, spent Sunday afternoon at the
Charles Ressuw, home.
~~ Merle Martin of Dundee is visiting at the home of his uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Martin.
~~ Miss Anna Wager is home from Chicago.
~~ The P. E. O. society were entertained at the Westfall home
~~ Mr. and Mrs. L. Wareham are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kluge
of Reek Island.
~~ L. D. Knight and August Frederick have each purchased new cream
~~ Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Hawson and daughter, Raymn, were in Chicago
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~~ Newberry brothers are
putting up a silo on one of their farms south of the Point.
~~ Mrs. Chris Warming spent Monday with her sister in Arlington.
~~ Mrs. Morris Resner and daughter, Vern, are visiting with
relatives in Independence.
~~ L. C. Waveham returned Monday from a visit in Cedar Rapids with
~~ Miss Grace Lines spent the past week with her cousin at Clermont.
~~ Miss Helen Buckley is visiting at the house of her sister, Mrs.
James Alderson in Dubuque.
~~ Glen Anton went to Chicago Monday to attend a military training
~~ Mrs. George Hesner received word that her son, H. H. Hesner, who
is at Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, Mich., has been promoted to
~~ Mrs. Bella Dunning has returned from Colfax.
~~ Threshing is progressing in our neighborhood. Grain is turning
out fine in both yield and quality.
MRS. E. H. MARTIN
Eads Grove Correspondent
~~ Helen Clark of Thorpe, spent the past week at the home of
her uncle, Lee Croyle.
~~ Mrs. John Armstrong of Greeley was a guest of her daughter,
Mrs. Rae Clute, Tuesday.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Culbertson, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. T--. Leo of Thorpe,
autoed to Dubuque Friday.
~~ Miss Aban Hutson attended a picnic on the Elk, Wednesday in
company with a number of her schoolmates.
~~ Mrs. and Mrs.. Edgar Lawrence and Mr. and Mrs. Rich Graham
were business callers at Delaware Thursday last.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. Lew Frentress and Ralph Hosier were in
Manchester Saturday night on business.
~~ Messrs. and Mesdames Stan and Clint Culbertson were guests
at the Claude Clute home near Strawberry Point Sunday.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lawrence were business callers at
Manchester Saturday evening.
~~ H. T. Sackett attended
the picnic at Arllington Wednesday and was lucky enough to hold the
number which drew the ford car "raffled" by the Red Cross. He
immediately disposed of the car as he has another.
~~ Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
Martin, daughter, Helen, and Mildred Blair, drove to Fayette Sunday
to see their sister who is attending school there.
~~ Hiram Lewis and Chas.
Bagby were calling at D. H. Lawrence's Sunday.
~~ S. S. Sisson of Manchester, spent Friday night at the home of his
nephew, Zeke Martin.
~~ Miss Letha Hutson was a Manchester visitor Saturday.