|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.
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.
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.
Misses Greer and Barton and Messrs. Schoneman and Raak, all of Sioux Center, spent Sabbath at the Robt. Schoneman home.
Roy Lang and Manus Steinberg were in the vicinity of Hudson, S.D. this week engaged in dehorning cattle.
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.
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.
ROCK VALLEY. Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Parkinson are enjoying a visit with Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Fetch.
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.
PERKINS. Mrs. Hannon and daughter, Miss Grace took afternoon tea with Mrs. Cable on Friday.
HAWARDEN. Mrs. Deo will move into the house vacated by Mr. Elmick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HULL. Lew Stutzman and Harry Tuttle drove over to Boyden Friday. Harry attended the dance.
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 CENTER. John Heideman, Jerry Winter and his brother Henry visited the county seat last Thursday.
SIOUX CENTER. Word was received from Wisconsin that Wm. Brasser, father of Mrs. Hyink, is recovering.
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.
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.
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.
IRETON. Geo. Rake is moving into the Geo. Post house this week. Mr. Hilten expects to occupy the residence vacated by Mr. Rake soon.
IRETON. Mrs. Jonn Thompson of Esteline, S.D., is here for a visit with her father A. Buck and other relatives.
IRETON. Mr. and Mrs. Hickey of Seney visited with Mrs. P.E. Burns, Mrs. Hickey's mother, the past week.
HULL. Jno. Waldron and Sam Lincoln of Alton were visitors Saturday.
Coroner Frank J. Huizenga of Rock Valley is here, the guest of Postmaster Van de Steeg.
Sheriff Balkema took Mrs. Rosie Moore of Granville to the Clarinda insane hospital Monday night.
Lowell Morse, J.W. McCrum and M. McCabe drove over from Boyden Monday to attend to some legal matters.
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.
Mrs. M. Rhynsburger and Miss Anna Pas are expected home from their Mankato, Minn., visit tomorrow.
Revs. Breen of this city and Beets of Sioux Center exchanged pulpits last Sabbath forenoon.
Dieles Van Zee, of Pella, a nephew of Mrs. G.L. Van de Steeg, is visiting in the city.
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.
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.
Clerk Oggel issued a marriage license to Amos Price and Minnie Curtis, both of Hawarden, yesterday.
TWO IOWA SOLDIERS DEAD
DEATH OF PRIVATE BEN FOLLRICK
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Harry F. Thomas to Mary Cowen which is to take place in Orange City, Thursday, Nov. 24th.
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.
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.
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.
The following was handed THE HERALD for publication and thoroughly explains itself, hence we refrain from comment:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOSPERS: Nick Perrott bought Dr. French's barn and lot and expects to move his shop on the lot in the spring.
ALTON: Mrs. Brenton, who has been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, left Monday for her home in Dallas, Iowa.
DRY FLYING WEDGE INTO 3 NEW STATES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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]
Submitted by Terri Mindock.
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]
Student Shot Through Legs: click here to view article
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]
BEATS CAMEL'S RECORD.
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]
BANKER OFFERED A BRIBE
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)]