Lake City Graphic

November 14, 1889

Mr. A. Calhoon visited in town last evening.

The hotel project is not a dead issue. It won’t winter kill.

It’s a girl at the home of Andy Grant, dating from last Friday.

Farmer Hamm will have an advertisement in the Graphic soon.

Uncle Harvey Seburn has gone to California to winter with Wm. M. Noble and family.

The Gortner & Burt hardware store has been enlarged by the removal of a partition.

Mr. Robert Erskine, the efficient master mechanic of Eagle Grove, was in town yesterday.

Mrs. Julia R. Snyder, of Dixon, Scott county, Iowa, arrived this week for a visit at the home of her son, Wm. Snyder.

Two children of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McCrary are at the home of their grandmother, in town, quite sick, but not seriously.

Dr. Dean Sundayed in LeMars. His dental office is well patronized. Indeed he seems to have all the business he can attend to.

Messrs. McLane & Hayden are putting up a building near the depot in which they will conduct a restaurant and lunch counter business.

The contractor, Mr. J. F. Atkinson, who is just finishing off the new school building, expects to put in a winning bid on the new hotel job in the spring.

Everybody says the addition to the school building improves the appearance of the original house instead of disfiguring it. And what everybody says must be true.

Married: At the home of the brides parents, near Lohrville, on Thursday, Nov. 7th, 1889, Wm. Jukes, of Malta, Ills. And Miss Maggie McDonald, of Lohrville, Ia. A very pleasant and enjoyable occasion. It was in the presence only of the immediate relatives. E. G. S.

Obituary: Lilly McDaniel was born Aug. 24, 1889, in Fairfield, Iowa and died at her sisters’ Nov. 4, 1889. the funeral services took place at the house seven miles north of Lake City, Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Her remains were interred in Lake Creek Cemetery by the side of her parents.

Miss Nellie Cushman returned Tuesday from her extended visit in Crawfordsville, Ind. And Chicago.

The Sherman barber shop is to be refitted. The boys will move up stairs while the work is being done.

The ball at the Opera Hall last night was well attended and well enjoyed. It was a splendid party in every regard. The Townsend Orchestra sustained its reputation for good music and all went well.

Mr. St. John to-day moved into his new quarters basement of the Stophlet-McMillen block. The new place is fine, arranged with bath rooms, hot and cold water, on modern plans. The St. John barber shop and bath rooms will prove very popular and be a source of good profit to its owner.

In the case set for hearing in one of our Justice’s courts, the other day, Toliver was counsel on one side and J. Brown McCrary on the other. The case didn’t ”go round” because each client got scared at the other and left the country. We refer to the Martinne-Havens case. Must have been a might hazy case.

The new Presbyterian Church at Auburn will be dedicated on next Sabbath (Nov 17) There will be services in the morning at 11 o’clock and in the evening at 7:30. Rev. T. S. Bailey, of Cedar Rapids, will preach the services. The Presbyterian people of this place will have no preaching in the morning on account the dedicatory services.


Mary E. Gregg, wife of James H. Gregg of Rockwell City, was born in Cass county, Michigan, Sept. 22, 1838 and died in Rockwell, Nov. 10, 1889. They have been residents of Calhoun county since 1880, were both received into the Baptist church at the age of thirteen.

Mrs. Gregg was sick ten weeks with quick consumption and passed away, leaving a large family to mourn the loss of wife and mother.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at Rockwell, Nov. 13. Her only sister, Mrs. Smith, was present from Michigan and a very large crowd gathered at the church and followed her remains to the cemetery. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.” E. G. Swem