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Two families from near Hull, the Mills and Lewis are going to live at Lacombe, Alberta, N.W. Ter. They shipped their goods from Perkins on Tuesday, Mr. Mills accompanying the goods and Mr. Lewis taking charge of the wives and children.
("Perkins Pick-Ups"; Hull Index, Hull, Iowa, December 2, 1898) (Submitted by Terri Mindock).

Harold Odle and Grant Vickers are to be mustered into Co. E at Des Moines. Both of the boys are attending school at the capitol city and need not come home to be admitted into the service.
(Hull Index, Hull, Iowa, February 24, 1899) (Submitted by Terri Mindock.)

The school election is a couple of weeks off. There are two directors to be chosen this year. The term of F.E. May expires and one will have to be elected to fill vacancy caused by the death of F.C. Beckman.
[Hull Index, Hull, IA, February 24, 1899]

Harold Odle and Grant Vickers are to be mustered into Co. E at Des Moines. Both of the boys are attending school at the capitol city and need not come home to be admitted into the service.
[Hull Index, Hull, IA, February 24, 1899]

Misses Greer and Barton and Messrs. Schoneman and Raak, all of Sioux Center, spent Sabbath at the Robt. Schoneman home.
[Hull Index, Hull, IA, February 24, 1899]

Roy Lang and Manus Steinberg were in the vicinity of Hudson, S.D. this week engaged in dehorning cattle.
[Hull Index, Hull, IA, February 10, 1899]

Jim Walters received another letter from Geo. Worster at Manilla the other day. George, since the letter was written has had a chance to know what the Filipanos do when it comes to fighting.
[Hull Index, Hull, IA, February 10, 1899]

We understand that the Grand Jury at Orange City indicted Mrs. Blood. It was not possible for the jury to do otherwise. We did not learn in what degre the bill was returned. The Grand Jury also indicted Dr. Mosher, of Ireton for alleged abortion.
[Hull Index, Hull, IA, December 2, 1898]
[Transcriber's note: this is Alice Amelia (Cross) Blood; 1855-1948]

ROCK VALLEY. Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Parkinson are enjoying a visit with Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Fetch.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

Last Saturday the Mosher case was pushed over to Monday and the jury was not impaneled until 3:30 p.m. of Feb. 20th. It was made up as follows: C. Tillema, J. Moeller, J. Klein, W.J. Meyer, W.B. Swafford, ?.H. Schilmoeller, John Hoefler, Wm. Vandschneider, J.C. Eulberg, John Brink, Joe Hoevers and J.C. Reed. Anna Gertes of Ireton charged Dr. A.I. Mosher of that place with attempting to produce an abortion. The case was once before the grand jury, dismissed, a civil suit was then brought by the Doctor against some half a dozen Iretonians including Rev. Jesse Cole, and then the criminal case was re-habilitated. Much of the testimony was unprintable. After two day's trial the cause was given to the jury about 2 p.m. today and ten minutes after a verdict of not guilty was rendered. R.W. Olmstead for the state, Hatley and Irwin for the defense.
During short breathing spells Judge Hutchinson has made U.S. citizens of the following named gentlemen:
Arie Maris.
Wyte Van der Wal.
G.J. te Slaa.
Henry Wyhof.
Aarte Wyhof.
Johannes Den Ouden.
J.S. Bakker
Jansen Van der Brink.
Weindelt Van der Brink.
Gerben D. de Kok.
Joe Van der Velde.
Henry Van der Velde.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

ROCK VALLEY. A number of our people are at the county seat this week among whom are: A. McArthur, N.A. Fink, Jonas Klein and P.J. Hanlan.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

PERKINS. Mrs. Hannon and daughter, Miss Grace took afternoon tea with Mrs. Cable on Friday.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

HAWARDEN. Mrs. Deo will move into the house vacated by Mr. Elmick.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

HULL. Wm. Losey left for Minnesota Saturday to visit a brother who is going out west for the health of his family. Rob't Raines has the depot in charge during William's absence.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

The suit of G.W. Froelich against E.M. Norman and others was begun before the court and is now on trial. The petit jury was not called until 2 p.m. this afternoon and the balance of the week will be consumed in preliminary matters and routine proceedings.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

Clerk Melrose has issued marriage licenses to the following parties during the past week: Henry Van der Wall to Henrietta Oly; Wm. Hong?chagen to Johanna Kruit; Johannes Amussen to Agnes C. Moeller; Jas. ?chaap to Rieka Vedders; Henry J. Van Veldhuizen to Jennie Top; W. Mason to Mrs. M.A. White; Adriaans Verhoef to Lydia Grooters; Wm. Grooters to Cornelia Versteeg; Harry ?. Helton to Annie Mitchell; Otto Huizenga to Ymkje De Jager.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

HULL. B.T. Hawkins and J. Tobin shipped two car loads of cattle to Chicago last Saturday. Mr. Tobin returned home Monday, but Mr. Hawkins stopped a few days in the windy city to take in the sights.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

HULL. Lew Stutzman and Harry Tuttle drove over to Boyden Friday. Harry attended the dance.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

HULL. Manus Steinberg, James Hogan, Paul De Celle, Will and Roy Lang attended the dance at Rock Valley given by the Foresters. A very pleasant time was reported.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

SIOUX CENTER. John Heideman, Jerry Winter and his brother Henry visited the county seat last Thursday.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

SIOUX CENTER. Word was received from Wisconsin that Wm. Brasser, father of Mrs. Hyink, is recovering.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

Sioux City Journal: Dr. J.M. Henry, of this city, who returned to Sioux City last July after a visit to the Klondike region, is in receipt of a letter from Hans Anderson, a member of the party with which he traveled. A party of thirty left here last spring, and of that number twelve returned. Eleven of the original party are now traveling together, and another party of seven became separated while crossing the glaciers in the western part of Alaska, and have not yet been heard from. The missing ones are believed to be in the interior of the country. Anderson writes that they met a miner who had thirty pounds of the yellow metal, and was also the owner of nine claims. He made them a proposition to transfer a part ownership in his claims, which was accepted. They are now on their way to the headwaters of the White river, where they expect to make a good find. The members of the party now traveling are: H.P. Peterson, Thos. Broderick and P.J.H. Peterson, of Sioux City; Ed. N. Adair, of South Sioux City; J.A. Pfeffer, John Wiggers, Jerome Fisher, and Albert Greven, of Alton; Charles Iverson, Adolph Carlson and Gus Lolid of Sloan. The missing party consists of the following: Ed. Haley, of Leeds; Andy Ward and Lindmark, of Sioux City; John and Ralph Robinson, of Sloan; Chas. Brocke, of Alton; Herman Wagner, of Sioux Center. It is not known where the missing party can be, but no special harm for them is feared.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

Yesterday afternoon the fire bell rang, the bosom bespangled fire boys trotted out the hose cart and ladder truck - and the fire went out. Over in the ward school house an over heated chimney had set the roof ablaze which Jurian Raak extinguished in short order. Miss De Booy and Mr. Muilenberg dismissed their rooms in an orderly way and the incident ended happily because of the slight damage done. This is narrow escape number two. For last Monday night one of the stoves in the court house, feloniously and maliciously aided and abetted by a high wind that then prevailed, ran away and when Janitor Vos got around in the morning the wood work was badly scorched and almost ablaze. It is an extremely fortunate circumstance that nothing worse occurred for a fire that night, fanned by the high wind, would have been impossible to subdue.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

THE HERALD had the pleasure of listening to recitations in two of the rooms at the Academy on Monday, those of Principal Kolyn and Prof. Soulen. In the former the recitation by the pupils of the class was supplemented by a running discourse on the topic of the lesson by the president, adding largely to the interest of the subject. Prof. Soulen's class was studying Ceasar, and by way of diversion they were asked to translate into Latin a brief narrative of one of the campaignes of Gen. Miles. About sixty students are now in attendance and appear to be making good progress. The instruction is, of course, in English and is designed to prepare for any college in the country. Prof. W.H. Gleysteen and Miss Zwemer complete the list of instructors who are certainly doing most efficient work. Thirty years ago a great many colleges issued diplomas with a course no more elaborate than that offered by the Academy.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

IRETON. Geo. Rake is moving into the Geo. Post house this week. Mr. Hilten expects to occupy the residence vacated by Mr. Rake soon.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 30, 1898]

IRETON. Mrs. Jonn Thompson of Esteline, S.D., is here for a visit with her father A. Buck and other relatives.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 30, 1898]

IRETON. Mr. and Mrs. Hickey of Seney visited with Mrs. P.E. Burns, Mrs. Hickey's mother, the past week.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 30, 1898]

HULL. Jno. Waldron and Sam Lincoln of Alton were visitors Saturday.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 30, 1898]

Coroner Frank J. Huizenga of Rock Valley is here, the guest of Postmaster Van de Steeg.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 23, 1898]

Sheriff Balkema took Mrs. Rosie Moore of Granville to the Clarinda insane hospital Monday night.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 23, 1898]

Lowell Morse, J.W. McCrum and M. McCabe drove over from Boyden Monday to attend to some legal matters.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 23, 1898] Jerry Kendrick, P.L. Schoop and Joe B. Hyink a jolly trio of Sioux Centerites were in the county seat Friday and made this office a pleasant call.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 23, 1898]

BOYDEN REPORTER: Mr. Hardie and the Misses Jacoba, Mary, and Hattie Beyer from Orange City, and Mrs. Stryland from near Boyden, were callers at the J.A. Jongerward home last Wednesday. Mr. Beyer is a student of Ann Arbor Mich ....Henry Newendorp and wife visited at his parents at Orange City the first of the week ....Al Roelfs wheeled to Orange City Saturday night - just for exercise you know.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 14, 1898]

Mrs. M. Rhynsburger and Miss Anna Pas are expected home from their Mankato, Minn., visit tomorrow.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

Revs. Breen of this city and Beets of Sioux Center exchanged pulpits last Sabbath forenoon.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

Dieles Van Zee, of Pella, a nephew of Mrs. G.L. Van de Steeg, is visiting in the city.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

P.R. Schaap and family and Mrs. A.F. Geselschap and children drove to the Sioux river near Chatsworth for a few days outing. They returned the first of the week and report a good time but fishing was rather poor.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

Miss Lenn Wagner, who has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. P.J. De Kruif, for the past two months, left for her home in Muskegon, Mich., yesterday evening. Miss Wagner has made many friends in Orange City curing her stay here who regret her departure.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

Clerk Oggel issued a marriage license to Amos Price and Minnie Curtis, both of Hawarden, yesterday.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

Ellory E. Miles of Company M, Fifty-first Iowa, died in San Francisco of pneumonia on the 15th following the measles. J.M. Basten of the Forty-ninth Iowa, died in a hospital in Cincinnatti on the same day of typhoid fever. His home is in Dubuque.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 21, 1898]

The following dispatches appeared in yesterday's Sioux City Journal:
Des Moines, Io., Sept. 12. - Special: Private Ben Follrick, of company E, Hull, died in the Red Cross hospital this morning of typhoid pneumonia. Only one dangerous case remains in the hospital here, that of George Mahoney, of Corwith, who it is not expected will get well. Henry Hurlbut, of company H, Sioux City, who was in a critical state Sunday, has pulled through, and today was pronounced practically out of danger by the attending physicians; Hurlbut, Roy McNish and Wm. Patch are the only Sioux City men now in Red Cross.
Hull, Io., Sept. 12. - Special: In the midst of the rejoicing at the return of Company E the sad news came this morning of the death of Ben Follrick at the Red Cross hospital, Des Moines. This is the first death in the company. The remains are expected to arrive tonight in charge of the deceased soldier's father, who hastened to the bedside of his sick boy as soon as he heard of his illness.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 14, 1898] MATLOCK: The marriage of John Cooper and Miss Sadie Allen of this place is said to have taken place in Cherokee county on Thanksgiving day. The Honorable Mr. Cooper and his worthy bride returned to Matlock Saturday morning. May absolute happiness and prosperity be their lot through life.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 30, 1898]

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Harry F. Thomas to Mary Cowen which is to take place in Orange City, Thursday, Nov. 24th.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 23, 1898]

--When the band stops playing and the tooters take off their uniforms they become just ordinary mortals. It is something the same way with courts, although the majesty of the law is not on dress parade before the public. With the close of the Blood case people - or the most of them - resumed their usual avocations, and up at the court room there has been a rather empty routine gone through with, as compared with the exciting incidents of last week. To particularize, one Shirk of Hawarden complained in due form that Mrs. Shirk was shirking her duty, or not shirking it, or doing something else incompatible with the statute in such case made and provided. Mrs. Shirk denied, talked back so emphatically that the complaint was withdrawn, and now brings suit in her own behalf for divorce and alimony.
--The following named were made citizens of the United States:
P.H. Haarsma
Jno. P. Haarsma
Servatzius May
J. Brower
Klass De Groot
C. Van Deelen
Andrew Iverson
A. Van Gelder
Jan L. De Groot
Jess Westegard
J. Mantel
--Attorneys Hatley and Van Oosterhout are reading today the lengthy depositions in the Kamber case and will hardly conclude before night. Next in order is the county printing suit of W.W. Overholser vs the Volksvriend.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, March 1, 1899] Arie Niemantsverdriet, aged 82 years, died at his home in Orange City Sunday night from old age. Deceased was one of the oldest pioneers of Sioux County, coming here in 1871 and acquiring large property interests. He leaves three children, two of whom Mrs. C. Maris and P.G. Niemantsverdriet reside in this county, another son at St. Coud, Minn., and his step-son H. Slikkerveer of this city. The funeral was held from the First Reformed church at 2 p.m. yesterday and was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives, who attested by their presence their respect. Rev. Kolyn officiated.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, March 1, 1899]

PERKINS: Mr. Vermon, the new tenant on the farm recently vacated by Dr. Grey, took possession of his new home on Thursday. He comes from near Sioux Center.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

MIDDLEBURG: Jno. Nieuwenhof has given up his position at R. De Young's and moved to Perkins, where he will clerk for J.J. Dykstra, his brother-in-law. John is a good worker and a great talker, and we wish him success.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

HAWARDEN: Dr. Quigley the new post master took possession of the postoffice Saturday and removed it to the building lately vacated by W. King. Charles Rowley is deputy. Ex-postmaster Sulser of Ireton is assisting for the present. The doctor will make a number one postmaster as soon as he has learned the duties pertaining to the office.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 22, 1899]

The following was handed THE HERALD for publication and thoroughly explains itself, hence we refrain from comment:
This is to certify that I hereby acknowledge that I have done you, John J. Dykstra, of the general store of Perkins, a wrong, and wish to apologize for what I have said and done. Viz: For sending a bogus telephone message and for the other accusation I have made against you in regard to selling liquor.
Feb. 8th. 1899. G.W. Hannon.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Melrose are this week moving into their new home purchased recently from T. J. Deck. As might naturally be expected, during the pendency of such proceedings, Miss Goddard has been having her own way in the clerk's office.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

Miss Jennie Nyland of Tecumseh, Mich., has been selected to fill the position in our public schools made vacant by the resignation of A. Leard. Miss Nyland taught here some years ago but was obliged to give up on account of her health at that time. She is an efficient teacher.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

An informal gathering of some twenty-five young people congregated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Bolks last Saturday evening, and spent an hour or two in progressive carroms. The party was a sort of farewell to Miss Mathel Bolks and A. W. Leard, who left last Monday for Des Moines, Iowa, to take a course in osteopathy.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

Marriage licenses have been issued at the clerk's office as follows: J.M. Noeth 31, Angelina Lucas 24; John H. Jantzen 25, Kate M. Lutjens 19; J.S. Curtis 36, Mrs. Anna Quinn 28; Wm. F. Schultz 29, Lena Drenkow 23; John Den Beste 24, Hattie Den Hartog 23; Peter Stapenhorst 32, Alice Ganzevoort 25.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

Dr. Galman of Detroit visited our town in company with his brother-in-law, C. Hospers, of Orange City. The former has decided to locate here and practice his profession. Hospers and its neighborhood are certainly far enough from Sheldon and Alton to make the position of doctor a paying one.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

HOSPERS: Nick Perrott bought Dr. French's barn and lot and expects to move his shop on the lot in the spring.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

ALTON: Mrs. Brenton, who has been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, left Monday for her home in Dallas, Iowa.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899] **************************************************************************
[The following article from Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, IA, March 2, 1899]
      Boy enters school tarday.
      Teacher - John, why are you late?
      Boy - I thought I would not come without breakfast this morning.
      Teacher - Do you ever come without breakfast?
      Boy - Yes, ma'am, quite often.
      Query - Who is responsible for John's tardiness?
      Three rooms report no tardies for the month of February.
      Several of the normal students have been before the county superintendent, recently, for examination: Minnie Blunt, Amelia Fanning, Minnie Smith, Fannie Wintersteen.
      The normal has another button from the Junior News - look on the lapel of Vernie Welch's coat. Merit wins.
      Rooms 1 and 2 united for a Washington program on Wednesday last. The children performed their parts well. A goodly number of visitors were present.
      Attendance on Monday was light in several of the rooms, owing to the snow storm.
      We are on the second half of this school year. Parents would do well to look into the condition of their children's work; now, while school is in session, and not wait until the promotion card goes home with the unfortunate intelligence - Billy or Sally was not advanced. Then it will be too late to investigate the work with the hope of restoration.
      Pupils, bring this question to your parents and ask them to visit your room and listen to your recitations.
NORMAL ROOM. - Eula Bader, Nellie Maxwell, Ed Everhart, Bess Downing, Edith Bennett, Satie Wood, Vernie Welch, Howard Greiner, Hattie Crane, Marie Jacobe, Clara Tilgner, Roy Burket, John Burket, Nettie Eastman, Myrrh Fosburg, Fred Rowley, Lillian Johnson, Leta Kellogg, Alpha Lake, Caddie Crane, Maggie Jacobe, Harry Watt, Frank Miller, Jamie Mullaney, Bessie Maxwell, Emily Gosline, Alphonso Gamble, Flora Gosline, Everett Hamilton, Louisa Openheimer, James Green, Grace Brunskill, Carry Claney, Willie Wood, Fred Wood, Dot Seguin, Julia Gehan, Irene Harding, George Sedgwick, Robert Smith, Roy Wooster, Fannie Wintersteen, Joanna Downs, Nettie Carden, Milton Leffert, Lester Briggle, Anfen Richardson, Fred Smith, Mabel Green, Walter Hacket, J.H. Leyson. Tardy, 1.
ROOM 8. - Catherine Finch, teacher. Eunice Ashmore, Guy Burket, Louis Dick, Lee Finch, Leslie French, Minnie Johnson, Elsie Nylen, Jessie Stowe, Arthur Tilgner, James Wintersteen, Mable Wood, Arthur Storrs, Gertie Brunskill, Ora Crosser, Helen Finch, Lizzie Finley, Willie Griffin, Lester Kellogg, Merle Stone, Ralph Sutliff, Essa Wightman, Guy Wood, Lee Harvey, Frank Flanders. Tardy, 5.
ROOM 7. - Sylvia Smith, teacher. Frank Mullaney, Hiram Herter, Raymond Roby, Harry Leland, Max Finch, Harry Rowley, Scott Thornton, Ralph Bader, Gretchen Tilgner, Lottie Tilgner, Myra Leffert, Lyle Fosgate, Ethel Holden. Tardy, 4.
ROOM 6. - Mignon Downing, teacher. Roy Hedden, Ray Tanton, Arthur Thornton, John Brower, Fred Brower, Claude Dick, Albert Wheeler, Willie Maucher, Alice Wintersteen, Laura Morrison, Maggie Rummel, Ella Paul, Nannie Gearhart. Tardy, 1.
ROOM 5. - Jennie Christmas, teacher. Madge Davis, Franc McUmber, Florence Wheeler, Herbert Meeter, Harry Waite, Stentz Whitaker, Elroy Johnson, Rea Griffin, Ira Klinefelter, Ralph Griffin, Robbie Heales. Tardy, 0.
ROOM 4. - Elsie A. Orcutt, teacher. Gena Orcutt, Olive Hitchcock, Jessie McKinnon, Don McCullough, Wesley McCullough, Robert Nolan, Willie Kroh, Lynn Heales, Harry Mullen, Rex Gardner, Albert Crane, Earl Meeter, Verne Ball, Emery Scranton. Tardy, 5.
ROOM 3. - Marie Ross, teacher. Bennie Jacobe, Louis Fleshman, Carl Earl, Lottie Smith, Opal Stone, Grace Wood, Inez Lynn, Emma Rummel, Nellie Bryan, Verna Harlan, Alice Jacobe. Tardy, 0.
ROOM 2. - Musa Ross, teacher. John Van Dyke, James Gehan, Albert Paul, Arthur Keniston, Ralph Payne, Bertie Haines, Warren Noble, Rex Mullen, Tom Gefke, Lulu Stock?on, Alma Anderson, Hazel Kent, Jennie Woodard, Cora Lentz. Tardy, 0.
ROOM. - Mabel L. Hatch, teacher. Emma Gefke, Lottie Leary, Max Gardner, Robert Fleshman, Leon McCullough. Tardy, 3.
ROOM A. - Lilla Jenson, teacher. Clifford Bryan, Q. Quigley, Edward Kent, Johnny Martin, Lila Herter, Isabelle Jacobe, Mabel Kroh, Lloyd Ball, Fred Gefke, Harold Nash, Lawrence Lynn, Ella Fleshman, Hazel Tilgner. Tardy, 6.
ROOM 1. - Eunice Horton, teacher. Max West, Elwin Wheeler, Albert Van Zandt, Clark Everhart, Johnnie Luchsinger, Hazel Moniger, Lavon Richards. Tardy, 6.
ROOM 2. - Anna Smith, teacher. Edgar Fosgate, Ben Gosline, Pearl Moniger, Hazel Richards, Irene Davis, Nellie Clifford, Mamie Clifford, Jessie Huggins, Carrie Smith, Gertrude Everhart, Harold Wooster, Marie Granger, Edith Walters. Tardy, 10.

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 4 - For the second consecutive day the Prohibition campaign special today invades three states. It left here early today for towns in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa. They include Fremont and Norfolk, Neb., Elk Point and Sioux Falls, S. D., and Hawarden. Ia. [Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Nevada, October 4, 1916]

At the last week's meeting the Orange City Band resolved to make its organization better than ever before. Four or five new horns will be added and weekly meetings held until Jan. 1st when they will probably be held oftener. It would be little to the credit of Orange City if an organization so well known all over the state should be neglected. The boys, of course, get nothing but glory for their services but THE HERALD knows they are appreciated right here at home, which is often not the case.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, November 23, 1898]

The secretary of the Board of Control of state institutions has notified the clerk of courts and county auditor that the counties of Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien and Lyon have been taken from the Independence insane district and placed in the Clarinda district. Patients from this county will hereafter be sent to Clarinda instead of Independence. There is not much difference in the distance to the two asylums, although Independence is more convenently reached.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

A West side girl saw a fly walking on the ceiling and while she was gazing at it her best fellow stole a kiss. In some unaccountable manner her girl friends became acquainted with the facts and now it has spread until way up here in Sioux, our dear girls have heard it, and are all looking at flies.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, September 7, 1898]

HOSPERS: The weather - as everywhere else, so in our town, has been the all absorbing topic of interest. Monday a week ago the weather was cold, but imagine the surprise of the natives to find the mercury standing at 36 degrees below zero. Only once had it ever been so cold some said, others said "never before." But Tuesday night all went asleep to find the thermometer down at 38 degrees next morning. Then no more was said about records. Jack Frost was bound to be certain of his game, so Friday found the mercury at 39 and some even say 40 degrees below. This (Monday) evening the spell seems to be broken, it being 18 degrees above zero. Never before was so much coal carted in such a short time; and even our dealers were trying to make us believe that a coal famine was eminent.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]

Next Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., the Christian Endeavor society of the First Reformed church of this place will render a Mission program in the Academy chapel. All are cordially invited to attend, and to bring a small contribution for the purpose of enlarging the Mission library so that all members may be supplied with good reading matter.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 1, 1899]

ALTON: About 50 feet above the engine room to the mill a guy rod runs from the tall smoke stack over to the mill itself. During the cold snap exhaust steam from the engine formed an icicle covering the rod nearly a foot thick, something never seen before.
[Sioux County Herald, Orange City, IA, February 15, 1899]


Fine Chance for Some Good Girl.
Granville (Iowa) Gazette: A Large crowd was in town Tuesday to witness the giving away of the $300 piano at Beck & Schwebach's store. Dave Anderson was the lucky individual. Now, Dave doesn't know the difference between the national song of the Cannibal Islanders and the tune the old cow died on, but he loves music, and as he really should have a helpmeet, this offers an exceptional opportunity for some enterprising young lady to grab hold of the life-long happiness by securing an excellent piano free of charge and a fine, progressive young farmer "to boot." Get busy, girls.
[The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., March 31 1907]

J. Howard Anderson, formerly teller in the State Bank of Hull has accepted a position in a bank at Traer. Howard has for a year or more been working as assistant cashier in a bank at Eagle Grove.
(Hull Index, Hull, Iowa, February 24, 1899) (Submitted by "Mindock")

In the case of James Andrews, marshal of the town of Hawarden, Iowa, charged with the murder of Charles O'Connor, a brakeman on the Northwestern road, Aug. 22 last, the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter. [Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota,  December 14, 1886]


Life Sentence for Wife Murderer.
Orange City, Iowa. Dec 12.-Matthew Baldes, convicted of beating his wife to death, was to-day sentenced for life in the State prison. Baldes' crime was committed October 15 on his farm, near Hawarden, Iowa. Sentence was pronounced by Judge Hutchinson.
[The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., December 13, 1905]

George Blood incident
  Five newspaper articles from Sioux County, Iowa; 1898-99. 

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  • "A Shocking Tragedy" Newspaper article from the Hull Index, Hull, Iowa; November 1898.
  • "Court convenes" Newspaper article from the Hull Index, Hull, Iowa; February 10, 1899.
  • "The Blood Murder Case" Newspaper article from the Hull Index, Hull, Iowa; February 24, 1899.
  • "Mrs. Blood is Discharged" Newspaper article from the Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Iowa; March 2, 1899.
  • "The Blood Murder Case" Newspaper article from the Hull Index, Hull, Iowa; March 3, 1899.

Submitted by Terri Mindock.

Charley Brown of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly in Kreyer's barber shop, spent Thanksgiving in the city.
[Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota, December 31, 1889]



Francis DeCelle, father of F. E. DeCelle of this city, arrived in Hull last Saturday from Madison, S. Dak. He will visit for a week or more before his return. Mr. De Celle is one of the old soldiers of '61 and '65, having enlisted in a Wisconsin Regiment and has been enjoying the recital of army remniscences with Hull coffee coolers. (Hull Index, Hull, Iowa, February 24, 1899)
 (Submitted by Tim Mindock.)
E.W. Jackson of Big Bend, Emery De Remer of Waukesha, Edna De Remer of Hawarden, Ia., were callers at the home of Mrs. Calista Jackson on Sunday. [Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin, September 4, 1923]


Miss May Estes, of Calliope, Iowa, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. F. Bradley. [Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota, December 22, 1885]

Miss Estes, of Calliope, Iowa, a cousin of Mr. Fred. Bradley, visited a number of classes Monday.
[Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota, March 4, 1886]







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MIERAS --See assorted news articles link from the Maurice Times of Maurice, Iowa, for the news worthy events of this family. These include the years of: 1900, 1909-1911 and 1916-1919. Thanks to a wonderful volunteer researcher for submitting these for all to read. NEW!!




C. O. Ormsby, who left Letcher, under a cloud some time ago, has been arrested by Sioux City wholesalers for swindling them at Calliope, Iowa. [Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota, December 20, 1888]




Millionaire's Son Has Drunk No Water in Last Four Years.
Helmet (Cal.) Dispatch to New York World.
Charles R. Reickhoff, of this place, has not touched water for four years. Neither has he taken liquor or any liquid, save that secured by absorbing the juice of fruits. Some years ago Mr. Reickhoff, who is the son of a millionaire living at Orange City, Iowa, determined to try a health cure of his own invention. He has lived in the open air every possible moment, drank nothing, and ate nothing but nuts from fresh fruit. He says he is in perfect health.
[The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1913]
Avalon, April 8-Special Correspondence
Mr. George Reilley and family took the hack Monday morning starting for their new home at Ireton, Iowa. [The Chillicothe Constitution, Chillicothe, Missouri, April 10, 1903]
Passenger Coach Derailed NearHarwarden (spelled as written)
Special to the Republican
 Canton , Dec 13. - The Milwaukee passenger train, north bound, struck a broken rail five miles below Hawarden at 10:30 a.m. and threw the rear coach from the track, badly wrecking the same. The train was running at full speed, but came to a stop twenty feet from the derailment. The coach was thrown on its side, and dragged that distance. The scene was exciting in the extreme. Mr. Ohlman, a wholesale liquor dealer at Yankton, was injured about the head; Miss Rhodes, of Rock Valley, Iowa, suffers from an injured shoulder; a Beloit, Iowa lady had her hand badly mashed; Bruce Oliver, wife and four children of this city were in the rear coach. His 8-year-old boy, Fred, was pinioned under the car, and was pulled out after sawing and chopping away the seats and a portion of the car. It was thought he was dead when taken out, but he has since recovered and will live. A six weeks old baby was thrown violently into a snow drift, and escaped injury. Luckily no one was seriously injured, although the escape from instant death of a number was considered miraculous. What was left of the train pulled into this city only an hour late, and most of the injured people got off here. It is thought that the Oliver family will pull through. [Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, South Dakota, December 14, 1886]
Avalon, June 4.-Special Correspondence-Word comes from Ireton, Iowa, that Allen Riley is very sick at his home with the measles. [The Chillicothe Constitution, Chillicothe, Missouri, June 12, 1903]
Alton Democrat (40 Years Ago) dated March 6, 1947 (1907 article) "Dick and Gerrit Ruisch were successful in capturing two burglars who had stolen $200 worth of goods from the Henry Warntjes store at Maurice." See link for entire article.


To All Whom It May Concern
Granville (Iowa) Gazette: Gazette Office. Dear Sir: I like to let you know by this for your paper that I, Gerrit Spykerman, got married yesterday at my old folks' place, with Addie Honsinger, of Fair Grove, Mich., at 2 o'clock p. m. A nice dinner was given, and all enjoyed a good time. Yours truly, GERRIT SPYKERMAN, Sioux Center, Iowa.
  This day I and her left with train from Hospers to Sioux Center.
[The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., March 26, 1906]
Little Florence Stickney fell against the stove and severely burned her fingers.
("Perkins "Pick-Ups"; Hull Index, Hull, Iowa, December 2, 1898) (Submitted by "Mindock")




Will's Lungs Out of Order
Ireton (Iowa) News: Will Vanderham was in Ireton Monday to see Henry Heeren about regulating his wind mill. [The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., July 3, 1905]


Sioux City, Iowa, May 30.-One of the most dramatic incidents in the history of criminal proceeding in northern Iowa occurred in the federal court here yesterday when Judge Reed dismissed the jury because of an alleged attempted bribert, fined one juror and directed that an information be filed charging a prominent banker and politician with contempt of court.
  The trial of W. E. Browne, cashier of the wrecked Storm Lake National bank, for alleged misappropriation of $100,000, was interrupted and Juror James Carter of Sioux Rapids and Banker Fred Watkins of Hawarden, brother-in-law of Browne, were sharply questioned relative to alleged jury-tampering.
  They told conflicting stories and in the end Carter admitted that Watkins had approached him in a saloon and volunteered to "lend" him $2,300. The trial of Browne had been in progress for ten days and the case would have gone to the jury tonight. A new trial will now be necessary. Watkins was one of the best known politicians in the eleventh district. [The Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 31, 1905 (also in May 30, 1905 Fort Wayne Sentinel)]





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