Lake City Graphic

December 14, 1899


Mr. Snavely has purchased twenty-one head of sheep.

Dr. Humphrey reports a baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Stennett, Dec. 9, 1899.

Miss Grace Keith is teaching the Wildcat school and Dela Bovey at Yetter.

Mrs. Arthur Misner spent part of last week at her father-in-law’s Mr. Will Misner.

Laura McCay has been lying very low with diphtheria, last report was much better.

Melvin Peebles and Albert Binkert shelled corn last week for Mr. Moulds and Charlie Peebles.


A number of farmers of this locality attended the Ripley sale.

A number of sleighs have been seen in these parts since the little snow.

Jas. White will run the post-office at Elm Grove after January first 1899.

Coasting on the Yepsen hill is the evening sport for the young people since the snow.

The skating party that was had one night last week was a success, and a good time was enjoyed.

The stars and stripes have been seen waving at the Elm Grove school house, which must mean patriotism.

A. C. Brooks gave a free entertainment at the Elm Grove school house Friday evening. Owing to the inclemency of the weather the audience was small, but a liberal amount was given for the prize, which was awarded to Edith Smith for being the prettiest girl present.


Christmas is coming.

Rain and mud make the roads bad.

John Clark hauled hogs for Mr. Hugh Sharkey last Saturday.

Miss Minnie Kinkade writes that she likes her school in Sioux City.

Mr. Kinkade bought fifteen head of cattle at Ripley’s sale last week.

J. E. Clark shelled corn for Oliver Mahon last Wednesday and Thursday.

The young grocer, of Lake City is ”dead” but the rocking chair still sits under the tree.

Ralph Brearley is the power driver for John Clark this winter. A good job on a cold day.

John Warehime is going to give a dance Christmas eve at his home; everyone invited.

Bert Beltz, Albert Trotter and Ben Bass attended the dance at Mr. Darr’s last Thursday night.

Vernon Keith is getting to be quite a stranger in this neighborhood; he don’t call often enough.

Louis Sandy commenced a four month term of school at the Pierce school house last Monday.

Mr. B. G. Moyer’s father and mother returned to their home in Illinois after a long visit with their son.

Mr. and Mrs. Owen L. King has gone south of Des Moines for several weeks visit with friends and relatives.

Chas. Dowling expects to start to Paris the first of the year and take in the fair. We wish him a good time.

Anyone wishing to hire a first class corn shoveler, call on T. C. Dowling; he is ready at anytime he is called on,

Miss Rosanna Curry began her winter term of school at school No. 7 last Monday. They say she is a tip-top teacher and don’t need a willow or a raw hide.


MARRIED, at the parsonage of the First Christian church, 307 North Center Street, by Rev. E. E. Bennett, December 12, 1899, at 7:00 p.m., C. A. Brock and Anna Sharkey, and Chas. Packard and Isabelle Sharkey, all of east Calhoun township, Calhoun, Co., Iowa.

WEDDING BELLS The marriage of Mr. A. F. Folsom to Miss Carrie M. Smith at the home of the brides parents in Lake city was one of the happiest. At six p. m. Tuesday the home was made in readiness for the ceremony and the happy couple met their friends in the parlor and Rev. Lemon pronounced the marriage contract. A profusion of ferns, carnations and cut roses together with the bounteous marriage feast added to the richness of the occasion.

Mr. Folsom and Miss Smith are among our best young people and held in high esteem by all who know them. Mr. Folsom is amont the best mechanics in the C. & N. W. Shops at this place. They will visit Eagle Grove and Fort Dodge and other places on the wedding trip. At home at he Geo. Smith residence. We acknowledge the receipt of a basket of fine wedding cake from the feast.

MARRIED, at high noon, Sunday, Dec. 10, 1899, in the parlors of Woodlawn church, Miss Harriet True and Mr. Wm. A. Cook, Rev. Sumner T. Martin officiating.

W. E. Cramer, Master; Geo. Brimmerman, Secretary; E. F. Harper Journal agent, are newly installed officers in C. H. Barnum lodge NO. 485, B. of R. T. F. F. Seivert continues another year as Financier.

Carl Ripley and family have moved into the Park House. The place will be opened to the public about the 1st of the year.

By the state report it is noticed that the estate of H. J. Griswold, deceased, of Manson, has paid to the state a collateral inheritance tax on a bequest of $4000. the paragraph throws no light upon the identity of the beneficiary.

Dell Cummings’ new newspaper, the Charter Oak Herald, is a good one. It bears the stamp of good sense and skilled workmanship.

Harshbarger’s store is wired for electric lights.

At Carl Ripley’s auction sale last week Wednesday one cow brought $255.000. Two year old heifers sold for $55 each and 1899 calves at from $30 to $35 each. Mr. Ripley says he didn’t know that he had such really good cattle on the farm until the auctioneer began to sell them.

J. B. Smith bought the W. H. Yant farm in Elm Grove township yesterday. It is the E. 1/2S. W. ¼ 26, across the highway north of S. W. Campbell. Mr. Yant bought the farm of Mr. Smith eight years ago.


Robbed a Bank to Get Even for a Foreclosure.

Sac City, Dec. 12. – Special: At 2 o’clock to-day W. D. Sansom, an eccentric young farmer, entered the First National Bank and, holding a revolver in the face of the assistant cashier, demanded and received the pile of paper money lying near the cashier’s window, amounting to nearly $400.

Sansom ran across the street, passed coolly (typo) through several stores and made his way to the county. Sheriff Batie and others followed him closely, and in less than an hour the sheriff captured him in a barn east of town. The money was recovered.

The bank recently foreclosed a mortgage on Samsom’s farm and it is thought he took that way to get even.