Dow City News from the Dow City Enterprise
and Denison Review
Aug 4 - Dec 31
Wednesday, August 4, 1909
His Neck Broken in Two Places
- Arnold Lee Instantly Killed Last Night Near Dow City
- Team Was Startled as Lee Climbed Into Wagon and He Was Hurled to His Death Beneath the Wheels
- Arnold Lee, a well-known Dow City character met sudden death in a runaway accident a mile east of that city last evening. Lee with his companions, John Holliday and John Shafer, were returning from Arion. Near the wagon bridge over the Boyer east of Dow City they met B. M. McElwain on horseback. They stopped to talk with him and Lee got out of the wagon. They were all in a jolly mood and just as Lee started to climb into the wagon one of the party gave a yell. This started the horses and they sprang down the road throwing Lee and Shafer. The latter escaped with a few bruises but Lee had his neck broken in two places and his death must have been instantaneous.
Mr. McElwain rode to town as speedily as possible and help was quickly on the scene but it was at once found that Lee was beyond all help. The body of the unfortunate man was placed in the wagon from which he had been thrown and taken to the undertaking rooms and later the remains were taken to the home. Mr. Lee was a man in the prime of life. He leaves a wife and two children in destitute circumstances. His father and mother, brothers and sisters are also well known Dow City people. Mr. Lee had lived most of his life in the vicinity of Dow City and he was well known to all. At this writing no arrangements have been made as to the obsequies. The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of the community.
*Mrs. A. H. Rudd and daughter, Gladys, returned home Saturday evening from a month's visit with relatives in Dakota. The trip has been beneficial to Mrs. Rudd's health.
*Eli Baber and family expect to go to Gordon, Neb., Wednesday of this week for a few days visit with friends.
*D. E. Bremser was an Omaha business visitor Tuesday.
*L. C. Hatch, the new foreman of the Enterprise and his wife and four year old daughter came this week from Omaha. They have secured board for the present with Mrs. Elizabeth Wiggins.
*Mrs. Frank Odell had the pleasure of a visit from her brother of Washington. He has gone farther east to extend his visit.
*S. E. Rudd has severed his connection with The Enterprise. He was foreman for about fourteen years. He goes to Creighton, Neb. To work with J. P. Riddle, a contractor and builder. If Sanford makes as good a carpenter as he was a newspaper man he will sure be successful. His household goods were shipped last week and the family went Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Rudd will be much missed by their friends and all wish for them the best of success in their new home.
*Henry Nelson returned home last Thursday from a four weeks' visit with relatives at Newman Grove and Shickley, Neb. He reports having had "the time of his life" but glad to be back in the shop again.
*Miss Rita Odell is home from Cedar Falls for the summer vacation. She will finish work at the State Normal next year.
*Mrs. Goodrich came down from Denison Thursday evening for a visit at the Howorth home.
*Mrs. E. D. Butts returned home Saturday morning from a three weeks' visit at Sioux City and Onawa.
*James Spence and wife and their sons, Berl and Verne, of Deloit, visited relatives in town Sunday.
*Mrs. Nellie Baber Christensen and children came Monday from Kearney, Neb. For a few weeks' visit with her mother, Mrs. S. E. Baber.
*Mrs. Joe Ahart was very sick Monday, but is now improving.
*The school house has been repaired and a new roof put on preparatory for the opening of school.
*Cement walks are being laid east of the residence property of Dr. Van Metre and Willis Wiggins.
*L. Cohen is in Omaha this week and will probably bring home a new auto with him.
*Wm. McDonald who lives southwest of town is very sick.
*W. C. Rolls and Valia Vaughn were Omaha visitors Monday.
*The G. H. C. had a picnic Friday evening on the lawn at the Gene Crall home.
*Mrs. Morris McHenry has been quite sick, but is now improving.
*A party of young people met at the Clair Butterworth home for a picnic Friday evening.
*Frank Sands, who has been visiting in town for several days, has gone to Logan to visit before returning to his home at Cherryville, Kansas.
*Mrs. VanMetre and Miss Ellie Randall were Omaha visitors on Monday.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE
Friday, August 6, 1909
*Chas. Smith returned from Chicago Friday.
*W. A. Cameron was in Omaha last week.
*James Baber and wife spent Sunday in Dunlap.
*Mrs. Geo. Fritz was a Denison visitor Tuesday.
*W. E. Dow was a county seat visitor Saturday.
*Valla Vaughan was an Omaha visitor Monday.
*F. W. Berka was an east-bound passenger Tuesday.
*Miss Kate Turnlund was a Denison visitor last week.
*Geo. Binnall was a business visitor in Woodbine Friday.
*W. C. Rolls was transacting business in Omaha Monday.
*A. A. Birkhofer was a business visitor in Vail Wednesday.
*John and Thomas Walters were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*M. C. Norris took a day off Wednesday and went to Omaha.
*J. L. Butterworth was at the county seat Monday on business.
*Eugene Baber and Vernon Spence were Denison visitors Sunday evening.
*Mrs. L. B. Thompson and Mrs. F. Odell were Denison visitors Saturday.
*C. S. Holcomb and his sister Mrs. Nellie Crandall went to Woodbine Monday.
*Misses Grace and Daisy Glassburner were Denison visitors last Friday.
*Mel Lee came from Nebraska to attend the funeral of his brother, Arnold.
*H. T. Bleisman and Henry Bell were down from Denison Monday on business.
*Mrs. Dr. VanMetre and Miss Elsie Randel were Omaha visitors Monday.
*G. V. Whaley and family of Perry are visiting at the W. V. Whaley home this week.
*Mrs. C. W. Carr and son Vernon of Denison visited in Dow City the first of the week.
*Wm. Spanial of Missouri Valley has been visiting about a week at the M. C. Norris home.
*L. A. Vore returned from Chicago Tuesday where he had been with a shipment of stock.
*James Ballantine and wife were among the Dow City people who were in Denison this week.
*Miss Jessie Beard was up from Dunlap this week visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W. Baber.
*Miss Bertha Lee came up from Omaha Wednesday on account of the death of her brother.
*C. R. McKeeman was down from Arion Wednesday riding around town in his fine automobile.
*Rev. A. L. Curtis and wife and daughter Martha were Council Bluffs visitors Wednesday.
*Miss Alice McChesney of Illinois came last week for a two weeks visit at the Chas. Smith home.
*A. F. Boylan and family of Denison visited at the E. N. Chamberlain home in Dow City Sunday.
*Fred Maurer of Wilton Junction and L. C. Butler of Arion were callers in our town Monday.
*Miss Clara Morrison came from Perry this week to visit her brother Earl who lives north of town.
*Mrs. E. D. Butts returned Saturday from quite an extended visit with relatives at Merrill, Iowa.
*Guy Raynor and family of Carroll were visiting at the Joe Pearsall home in Dow City this week.
*James Spence and wife and two sons, Vernon and Morris of Deloit spent Sunday with relatives and friends in Dow City.
*Chas. Grant and wife were here last week. They will open up the newly fitted Hotel Arion. We wish them success.
*Mrs. Margaret Roy and daughter Eva and Mrs. H. Alexander and children were visiting in Denison Friday of last week.
*Mr. Geo. Cole and wife and Mr. Ray Friend and wife were down from Denison Sunday visiting at the Clair Butterworth home.
*Mrs. A. H. Rudd and daughter Gladys returned Saturday from a few weeks visit with relatives in North and South Dakota.
*Wm. McBride and wife and daughter Josie were Denison visitors Friday with S. E., Rudd's twin girls, to have their pictures taken.
*Mrs. O. J. Judd and daughters Hazel and Frances have been visiting at the B. F. Judd home in St. Joseph, Mo., and at Wathena, Kansas.
*Died - Arnold Lee was born Jan. 3, 1880 in Delaware county, Iowa. He died at Dow City Aug. 3, 1909, being 29 years and 7 months old. He leaves a wife and one child, father, mother, three brothers and two sisters to mourn his untimely death. The funeral services were held in the L. D. S. church yesterday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. A. L. Curtis of the M. E. church who preached the sermon. The attendance was very large. Burial was had in the Dow City cemetery. The Enterprise extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.
*The great Iowa State Fair will commence Aug. 27.
*Charter Oak had a birth, a death and a fire all in one night. Who can beat that for doing something.
*S. E. Goddard moved last Friday into the Robertson residence which he recently purchased.
*Dr. VanMetre has purchased the Dr. Evans residence which the former has occupied for about two years.
*Several parties have had their threshing done this week. Some fields show a good yield and quality while others are not so good.
*This community was saddened last Tuesday evening when it was learned that Arnold Lee had been instantly killed by being thrown from a wagon while coming from Arion with John Shafer and John Holiday. The team ran away causing the result as above stated.
*We are informed that A. L. Rule who went to Wagoner, Okla., and purchased property last winter has sold out his interests there, with the exception of some bank stock, and will return to some place in Iowa, and that his son Glen and nephew Garfield Rule has accepted a position with a wholesale hardware company in Omaha. If such is the case we wish them success.
DENISON REVIEW, Wednesday, August 11, 1909
Dow City Items
*Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Whaley and Prof. G. V. Whaley, wife and little son were making farewell visits in Dunlap Friday.
*Mr. Geo. Huntington enjoyed a visit from his sister of Illinois last week.
*Mrs. Mix, who has been with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Grawl, for some time, departed for Omaha Saturday, where they expect to reside for some time.
*Mr. Wm. Butler and daughter, Bessie, came up from Woodbine Saturday for a short visit with relatives.
*The Misses Cole of Denison were down Saturday visiting their grandmother, Mrs. Schouten at the Benson Smith home.
*Garfield Rule has lately been visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity. He has secured employment in Omaha in a wholesale hardware store.
*Mr. and Mrs. John Baker and daughter of Denison attended Rebekah lodge in Dow City Wednesday evening.
*The following offices were installed in the Rebekah lodge Wednesday evening: N. G. , Florence Rudd; V. G. Bertha Rolls; Sec. Grace Swatman; Treasurer, Lottie Bixler; Warden, Mrs. Fritz; Conductor, Mrs. Wiley; Chan. Mrs. Butts; R. S. to N. G., Mary Harper; L. S. to N. G., Florence Miller; R. S. to V. G., Fannie Ahart; L. S. to V. G., Ethel Binnall; O. G., James Woods, I. G., Kate Turnlund.
*Mrs. Bixler and daughter, Lottie, visited at the Bert McCord home near Denison Sunday.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, August 13, 1909
*W. E. Dow was a Saturday visitor in Denison.
*A. A. Birkhofer was in Woodbine Saturday.
*John Ahart was in Omaha with stock last Friday.
*Geo. Binnall was in Vail Wednesday on business.
*Mrs. Carrie Hammond visited in Arion Wednesday.
*Mrs. Geo. Binnall was a Denison visitor Wednesday.
*Mel and Wilbur Lee were county seat visitors Friday.
*Mrs. O. J. Judd and children returned from their Kansas visit Monday.
*Wm. Toon, son of Dr. L. B. Toon is visiting friends in Dow City.
*Clarence Hunter was up from Woodbine Sunday visiting friends.
*W. E. Fishel transacted business at the county seat Wednesday.
*Ralph Hoefer was transacting business at the county seat last week.
*W. V. Butler and daughter Bessie were up from Woodbine Saturday.
*Mrs. J. T. Spence was down from Deloit Monday visiting relatives.
*Mrs. E. Shisler and Mrs. J. R. Best were Denison visitors last Friday.
*Mrs. I. H. Scott returned Saturday to her home at Creighton, Neb.
*L. Cohen returned from Omaha Tuesday with a new Ford automobile.
*Mrs. John Muir came down from Denison Saturday for a visit with friends.
*Miss Chloe Harper came up from Woodbine Tuesday to visit with friends.
*Mrs. T. C. Dobson of Deloit visited her daughter Mrs. A. H. Rudd last week.
*Miss Cleah Harman of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, is here visiting at the W. E. Fishel home.
*The Misses Esther Turnlund and Edna Fritz visited in Arion Wednesday.
*A. E. Harvey was having some dental work done in Denison last Friday.
*N. R. Wilder and family drove to Denison in their new automobile Tuesday.
*W. E. Fishel and family expect to go to Virginia, Minn., Saturday for quite an extended visit.
*James Baber and wife Sundayed in Dunlap with Mrs. Baber's parents.
*Miss Eunice Dobson of Deloit visited her sister, Mrs. A. H. Rudd yesterday.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey and James Ballantine were county seat visitors Wednesday.
*J. W. Howlett and O. A. Cooper transacted business at the county seat Tuesday.
*Prof. G. V. Whaley and wife accompanied by Mrs. W. V. Whaley went to Dunlap Friday. T. L. Clark, A. L. Jackson, Lincoln Goddard and Fred Wiley were Omaha visitors Monday.
*Mrs. J. W. Lee and daughter Beatrice and Mrs. Arnold Lee were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*Wm. Galland went to Missouri Valley Saturday for a visit with his son Edward and family.
*Mrs. Agnes Kern of Belle Plaine, was visiting her parents and other friends in Dow City this week.
*Frank Howorth drove his fine auto to Denison Saturday. His father and brother John accompanied him.
*Harry Kuykendall and wife of Chicago are here this week visiting his parents before they leave for Oklahoma.
*A. L. Rule of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was in Dow City last week. He has sold out there and will locate elsewhere.
*Mrs. F. J. Branaka and children came down from Schleswig last week to stay a while with her sister, Mrs. W. H. Buss.
*Mrs. Henry Bell and her mother Mrs. Nellie Crandall went to Mitchell, S.D., Monday for a visit with the Chas. McHenry family.
*Emmett McChesney of Belleville, Kan., visited at the F. W. Berka home last week and Friday went to Montour, Iowa to visit relatives.
*Mrs. B. F. Parker of Des Moines was here recently visiting her sister Mrs. E. H. Swasey and together they were in Denison Friday.
*N. R. Wilder and family went to Omaha last week and returned Monday with a new Chalmers-Detroit automobile which is one of the best made.
*A. P. Lyman, an old time resident of this vicinity but now of Oklahoma has been visiting his many relatives and friends here during the week.
*Miss Minnie Jones, daughter of Isaac Jones, came up from Logan and spent Sunday with her parents. She is employed by the telephone company as operator at the central office.
*Mrs. Willard Saul and children started for their home near Douglas, Wyoming last Friday. They had been visiting with Mrs. Saul's parents and other relatives for several weeks.
*Luke Tiernan of Sheridan, Wyoming, came last Sunday for a ten days visit with relatives and friends. He is now an engineer running both ways out of Sherridan on the Union Pacific railroad.
*Prof. J. E. Butterworth and wife visited over last Sunday with Dow City relatives and friends. Monday they went to Iowa City where their future home will be. Prof. Butterworth is teaching English in the high school of that city.
*The following persons from Dow City attended a recital given by Mrs. Prentiss in Dunlap Wednesday: Mrs. A. A. Luke and her daughters Kathleen and Margaret, Mrs. R. W. Houston and daughter May, Mrs. Jane Wood and her granddaughter Janie Butler, Mrs. Eli Baber and daughters Velma and Irene, Mrs. A. L. Jackson and daughters, Helen and Bernice, and the Misses Golda and Genevieve Dow, Vivian Sharp, Fancheon Wiley, Blanche Cole, Bessie Alexander, Hattie Vore, Maud Brake, Bessie Baber and Rosie and Sarah Coehn. Most of these young people are pupils of Mrs. Prentiss.
*School commences Aug. 30.
*Thos. Wheelwright is reported on the sick list.
*G. M. Goddard is now located in the S. Bell residence. It is now being painted.
*A cement walk was laid along the east side of W. H. Wiggins residence.
*Next month comes the county fair. Are you getting something ready for it?
*If we are to have a picnic or carnival this fall it is about time something was being done about it.
*Roger Cooper, the oldest son of O. A. Cooper, fell from a pony which he was riding Tuesday and broke his arm.
*The Rev. J. J. W. Place will tell us how to boom Dow City Sunday the 22nd from the Baptist pulpit. Both old and young should hear this discourse.
*G. W. Langley sells coal at the feed store.
*D. S. Miller is having some improvements made about his premises such as cistern with water piped into his home cess pool and cement sidewalk.
*The tin work on the new buildings is now completed and the carpenters are busy on the finishing work. They will now be ready for occupancy in a short time.
*A Smithland girl broke her parasol over the head of a Hornick boy at a ball game at the latter place. The encounter was so interesting that the game was stopped to witness it.
*A horse, buggy and harness was stolen from Geo. Bell's barn Sunday night and Tuesday it was found near Woodbine where it had been driven and left. So far as we have learned there is no clue to the thief.
*Elevator owners better fix up their grain spouts so that persons cannot take grain from them along the side tracks. Thieves have been doing that kind of work in other towns and they might come this way.
*The new Iowa law which prohibits drinking liquor on trains has been put to the test and as a result some parties have been languishing in jail in a certain county. It night be put to a test in this vicinity most any time.
*Sheriff H. J. Cummings was assaulted in the county jail, by the two Negroes who are being held for the murder of the two brakemen a few months ago and had it not been for his desperate fighting and help coming soon he would have been killed. They should be kept pretty closely confined in the future.
*A barber in Manning kept his shop open on Sunday, July 25 and shaved several persons and the result was he was arrested and fined five dollars and costs, in all $14.60. We thought such a small thing as that would go unnoticed in Manning, but we find that even in Manning there are law abiding citizens. It was not a violation of any town ordinance but of the statutes of the state of Iowa.
*To the Editor of the Enterprise:
- Dear Sir -
Inasmuch as there was considerable criticism and censure given the Methodist church people last week on the occasion of the funeral of Arnold Lee, for some of the good people of Dow City supposed they had refused to grant the use of the church for said funeral. The undersigned being at present and for a long time past, the custodian of said church property, considers it advisable to say that there was no request made for the use of the church on said occasion, and would further state that the policy of the board of trustees has been very liberal in that respect, giving the custodian the power of granting the use of the church for funerals when he considers it advisable to do so.
And I desire to say further that the church has never been refused at any time for funeral services. The public have appreciated the privilege granted; it is the largest church in the city and most conveniently arranged for large gatherings, giving neighbors an opportunity of showing their sympathy with the bereaved and paying respect to the memory of a departed neighbor. As a personal matter will say that on nearly all funeral occasions in the church, I have given particular attention to all necessary arrangements thereby adding to the comfort of those attending as far as it was possible to do so. In conclusion I will say that should there be any further need for funeral services in our church, just call on or phone me in regard to same.
Yours truly, Thomas Rae, Custodian of Methodist church property in Dow City, Iowa.
Aug. 10, '09.
*The Rebekahs gave a farewell reception to Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Whaley at their home last Friday evening. About thirty were present and the evening was pleasantly spent in playing games after which refreshments were served. Mrs. Whaley was a faithful member of the degree staff and all regret losing her. As a token of esteem she was presented with a souvenir spoon.
*Card of Thanks - We desire to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance rendered us in the death and burial of our beloved husband, son and brother, Arnold Lee, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. A. J. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lee and family.
Dow City Items
*Stanley Curtis is visiting his parents at the M. E. parsonage.
*Mrs. L. B. Toon and son, Billy, arrived in town a few days ago to visit friends.
*Harry Kuykendall and wife of Chicago came the latter part of last week for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cal Kuykendall.
*Mrs. Agnew Holliday-Kern of Bell Plain is visiting her parents and friends this week.
*Mrs. Willard Saul and children, who have been visiting in this vicinity for several weeks, have returned to their home near Douglas, Wyoming.
*L. Cohen and N. R. Wilder have both invested in fine new autos which they brought up from Omaha last week.
*The horse, buggy and harness which was stolen from the George Bell barn was found a few days later near Woodbine where it had been driven and left. No clue as to who was the thief.
*O. A. Cooper's son, Roger, fell from a horse he was riding and inured his arm quite badly.
*D. S. Miller is improving his property with a new cistern and cement walks.
*Aunt Nellie Crandall and her daughter, Mrs. Henry Bell, are visiting the Chas. McHenry family at Mitchell, S. D.
*Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Best went to Omaha Friday.
*Dr. Carr of Denison was in town Saturday.
*Mrs. Laura Kent-Waterhouse of Omaha came up Friday, returning home Saturday.
*Jesse Bremser, one of the former Dow City Business men, but now of Nebraska, arrived in town Saturday.
*Attorney Sims of Denison was a business visitor Saturday.
*Jack Scott who is already an expert blacksmith, is now in Council Bluffs, working in the automobile repair shops and will soon be prepared to do expert work in that line.
*Dr. VanMetre's little son is quite sick but it is hoped he will soon be out again.
*Miss Rena Brake, the efficient saleslady in the Bremser store, went to Cherokee Saturday for a week's visit with relatives.
*Fred Rule of Fort Dodge visited Sunday at the home of his brother, George Rule.
*Mrs. I. Bixler and daughter, Lottie, started Monday morning for Grinnell, near which place they expect to spend the new two weeks at the home of Mrs. Bixler's brother. This is a well earned vacation for Miss Lottie, as she has been faithfully at her work in the Cohen's store for several months.
*The fourth quarterly meeting of the M. E. church will occur next Saturday at ten o'clock.
*Dr. VanMetre's mother is here for a visit from Waterloo.
*Morris Wilder drove to Vail Sunday in the new auto.
*Henry and Sears Nelson were Sunday guests at the home of their brother Ed, in Denison.
*William Galland and wife went to Missouri Valley Friday and remained over Sunday with their son, Ed and family.
*School will commence August 30th with the following teachers: Prof. Bunch an Miss King in the high school; Miss Craft in the grammar room; Miss Goddard in the intermediate; Miss Wiggins, second primary and Miss Strahn, first primary.
*The tin roofing is all laid on the new brick block and carpenters are at work on the inside wood work.
*Jos. McColl has sold his grain elevator to Chris Vollerson for $3,500, but is to hold possession for nearly a year yet.
*Mr. and Mrs. Earl Green were Denison callers Sunday.
*Mrs. Nellis Christensen and children, who have been visiting her relatives for the past two weeks, started for their home at Kearney, Neb. Monday. They will stop off a few days in Council Bluffs on their way.
*Sears Nelson went to Kiron Monday and Tuesday joined the Kiron excursionists and went to Lake View.
*Harry Huntington arrived in town Sunday from Wendt, S. D.
*Mrs. Fred Hendricks of Council Bluffs arrived Sunday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Butts.
*Henry Roy has the material on the ground to build an addition to his residence.
*C. O. Miller has been on the sick list but is now improving.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, August 20, 1909
*Sears Nelson was at Lake View this week.
*Geo. Pearsall was in Denison Tuesday.
*J. A. Scott transacted business in Omaha Monday.
*W. A. Cameron is working in Omaha again this week.
*A. A. Birkhofer was in Dunlap Monday on business.
*Herman Logsdon and wife went to Denison Wednesday.
*L. E. Poitevin and wife are visiting relatives in Nebraska.
*Sears and Henry Nelson were Sunday visitors in Denison.
*Fred Wiley has returned from his visit at Osmond, Neb.
*L. C. Butler and Chas. Horn were down from Arion Saturday.
*S. A. Dow and R. T. Baber drove over to Shelby county Wednesday.
*John Smith is visiting friends in Clark county, S. D. this week.
*Mrs. H. C. Stempel and the boys are visiting relatives in Macedonia.
*Fred Beane and family have gone to Seattle to see the big show.
*Mrs. J. W. Lee and Mrs. Arnold Lee were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*Mrs. M. A. Riley and Mrs. Geo. Binnall were Arion visitors Wednesday.
*John Killion came up from Woodbine and spent Sunday with his family.
*Elder C. E. Butterworth is attending a L. D. S. reunion this week in Des Moines.
*Mrs. Laura Outhouse came up from Omaha last week for a brief visit with friends.
*Mrs. A. Alexander and daughter Bessie, were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*Mrs. Sarah Baber was attending to some business matters in Denison Wednesday.
*Miss Rena Brake is visiting this week with her aunts Ms. E. W. Bruner and Mrs. G. L. Goldie in Cherokee.
*Harry Kuykendall and wife returned Monday to Chicago after a few days visit with his parents and friends.
*Rev. A. L. Curtis, E. H. Swases, John Ahart and Wm. Smith and wife were at the county seat on business Wednesday.
*James Ballantine and family started Sunday night for Ireland. We wish them a safe journey, a good visit and a safe return.
*The Misses Bernice Alexander and Alfreda Gloe go this week to St. Anthony, Idaho, where they have positions as teachers in the public schools.
*Harry Huntington is home from South Dakota and is talking of buying our hotel. We believe Harry would make a successful landlord.
*Frank Howorth went to Omaha yesterday taking with him the Misses Bernice Alexander and Alfreda Gloe who are on their way to Idaho.
*Mrs. Cora Hendricks of Council Bluffs who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Butts returned to her home Wednesday.
*O. W. Rogers of Woodbine was here this week looking after the shelling and delivering of his last year's crop of corn. He, however, held it just a little too long.
*John McNally of Harrison county is working here this week assisting with the finishing work on E. N. Chamberlain's residence.
*Mrs. J. R. Griffin and the two boys, Morris and Doris, went to Mickling, S. D. last week for a visit with relatives. They returned Sunday.
*Mrs. E. Shisler and children and Mrs. Jane Wood, and Miss Janie Butler are visiting at Creighton, Neb. They will return about the last of this month.
*Miss Elizabeth Place of Des Moines, daughter of the pastor of the Baptist church, arrived yesterday and will remain over Sunday and on Monday will join her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. McFarland, of Cohioa, Neb. on their way to Chicago.
*J. S. Bremser of Gibbon, Neb., was here a few days last week visiting his parents and looking after business matters. He is going in business in Nebraska right way.
*Thos. Walters, wife and daughter started last week for Colorado where they will be for about a month. They expect to visit Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Florence before returning.
*The Edmund Howorth family enjoyed a visit last week from Mrs. Della Kennedy of New York, Mrs. Satterlea of California and Mrs. Chas. Baird of Dunlap. The occasion was a most enjoyable one.
*Mrs. Eugene Crandall, Misses Josie McBride, Golda Dow, Agnes Goddard and Lulu Crandall attended a meeting of the Golden Hour Club in Arion Wednesday where they were entertained by Miss Stella Butler.
*The court decided that Harry Thaw is still insane.
*E. N.Chamberlain and Fred Jackson have had their residences painted.
*A man down in Missouri hanged himself to escape the heat. Wonder if he did?
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Goddard, Tuesday, a son. We extend congratulations.
*Some women who tried to kiss Harry Thaw while going from the jail to the court room should be sent to the insane asylum so that Harry would have some company.
*Auto speed is regulated in Manilla at not to exceed ten miles and hour under penalty of a fine of $25 to $50. The same should b done here before somebody is either killed or wounded.
*Miss Mildred Butterworth entertained Wednesday evening at a five o'clock pink tea in honor of Miss Grace Howorth who will soon go to Denver, Colorado. Refreshments were served on the lawn and the occasion was a most enjoyable one.
*A surprise party was given at the home of Miss Vera Paul who lives about seven miles and a half northwest of Dow City Monday evening in honor of her sixteenth birthday. About twenty young lady and gentlemen friends were present to help her celebrate the occasion. Refreshments were served and the guests departed at a late hour feeling that they had had a good time.
*There will be a race meeting and ball game on the fair grounds in Arion Saturday afternoon Aug. 21. There will be two horse races, one free for all for a $15 purse divided $10.00 for winner and $5.00 for second. There will be a pony race for $10.00, $7.50 to the winner $2.50 for second. The ball game will be between Arion and some team from Denison. Twenty-five cents admits to everything, ladies free.
*The tenth of last June Julius Ahart suffered the loss of his barn, horses and other things by fire. He was insured, we are told in the Capital insurance company of Des Moines and that his loss has never been paid. Mr. Ahart is a poor man, and to leave him without his insurance money so long is certainly quite a hardship on him. The loss was complete and to those who claim to know all the facts seem to think a great wrong has been done. We sincerely hope the matter will soon be adjusted because we believe it would be better for all concerned.
DENISON REVIEW, Wednesday, August 25, 1909
Last Thursday Bernice Alexander and Alfreda Gloe started for St. Anthony, Idaho, where they expect to teach the coming school year. Frank Howorth took them as far as Omaha in his auto.
*Thomas Walters and family have gone to Colorado where they will remain for a month.
*Miss Mildred Butterworth entertained a five o'clock tea last Wednesday complimentary to Miss Grace Howorth who will soon depart for Denver, Col., where she will attend school. A fine supper was served which was enjoyed by about twenty invited guests.
*Miss Elizabeth Place of Des Moines is visiting her parents at the Baptist parsonage.
*Mrs. McColl and daughter, Opal, arrived home Thursday evening from Minneapolis , where they have been for nearly a month. Mrs. McColl underwent a surgical operation at Rochester, Minn., while she has been away. All hope she may fully recover.
*Mrs. Sarah Baber has traded her property down by the river to Leonard Butterworth and she gets the property just east of town by the bridge.
*Mrs. Jane Wood and Janey Butler and Mrs. Anna Shisler and children are visiting relatives at Creighton, Neb.
*Mrs. John Griffin and the two boys, Morris and Dorris, returned home recently from a visit in South Dakota. Mrs. Joe Pearsall entertained the Friday Club Friday afternoon. A nice lunch was served and all enjoyed the afternoon very much.
*Garfield Rule came up from Omaha Saturday evening for an over Sunday visit with the home folks.
*Mrs. Hyatt and son of Glenn Ellen, Ill. Are guests at the home of her uncle, Charles Smith.
*Mrs. Jack Ahart returned home last Thursday from a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. Anterim, at Redfield, Iowa.
*Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baber were over from Shelby county Sunday visiting at the R. T. Baber home.
*Friday afternoon Mrs. Frank Odell entertained the Royal Neighbors and quite a number of other invited guests at her beautiful country home. The afternoon was spent in visiting and doing fancy work. At five o'clock a fine lap supper was served. Everyone enjoys a visit to the Odell home and this occasion was no exception to the rule.
*Mr. and Mrs. Eli Baber and their two daughters started to Gordon, Neb. Sunday for a short vacation visiting friends.
*Dr. VanMetre's little son, who has been quite sick, is slowly improving.
*C. L. Rudd was an Omaha visitor Monday.
*Geo. Fritz went to Denison Monday and went out to the farm to spend the week at the home of his brother, John Fritz.
*Mr. E. R. Brake has purchased the Swatman bakery and taken possession. Ed is a good baker and the people can depend on getting everything in this line first class.
*The Missouri man who contracted for the hotel failed to fulfill his part of the contract and the sale has lapsed. Our townsman, Harry Huntington, has now purchased the building and will as soon as possible have it open to the public. Harry was a good restaurant man and we believe will run a first class hotel for a town of this size. All will rejoice to have the building occupied and have some place where the traveling people can be cared for.
*Mrs. Jenkins was taken quite sick last Wednesday and is still very sick.
*Prof. Bunch arrived in town, Monday to be ready to open school next Monday, August 30th,
*Andrew Jackson received a nice flock of sheep Saturday for fall feeding.
*Walter Swatman is taking his vacation now and M. A. Riley is driving his mail route.
*A number of teachers went to Denison Monday to attend institute.
*W. E. Fishel and family went to Virginia, Minn on Saturday to visit Mr. Fishel's sister, Mrs. Trimble.
*John Carey went to Sioux City Saturday, returning home Monday.
*Monday evening about twenty of the young folks drove out to the Roger Paul home in the country for a surprise party on Miss Vera Paul, it being her birthday. The evening was spent very pleasantly and nice refreshments were served. All report a very enjoyable time.
*Mrs. Sarah E. Baber was a business visitor at Denison Tuesday.
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. Starr Goddard, August 16th, a son. This is their first born and we don't wonder they are proud of him.
*Mr. and Mrs. James Ballentine started Sunday for a visit to Ireland. All wish for them a very enjoyable visit and a safe return.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, August 27, 1909
*D. S. Miller was a Dunlap visitor Monday.
*Lincoln Goddard was in Denison Friday.
*Wm. Blackman went to Panora Saturday.
*C. O. Miller was a Dunlap visitor last Friday.
*Mrs. Wm. Aldrich visited Sunday in Dunlap.
*Earl Ettleman came up from Dunlap Monday.
*J. H. Patterson was down from Denison Monday.
*Roy McBride went to Cherokee last Saturday.
*David Clark went to Boyer Saturday to visit relatives.
*C. L. Rudd was in Council Bluffs and Omaha Monday.
*Miss Mary Howorth was a visitor in Denison Monday.
*Miss Lulu Crandall was a Friday visitor in Denison.
*E. N. Chamberlain and A. A. Luke were in Sioux City this week.
*Eli Baber and family went to Gordon, Neb., last Sunday.
*Linus McBride started Saturday for Creighton, Neb.
*H. W. Logsdon, J. L. Field and T. L. Clark were in Omaha yesterday.
*W. E. Dow and F. M. Cole were Denison visitors Saturday.
*L. E. Poitevin returned home Monday from a visit with relatives in Nebraska.
*M. C. Norris and family spent Sunday in Dunlap with relatives.
*Ed Riddle and Geo. Fritz were county seat visitors Monday.
*Mrs. J. F. Rudd came up from Omaha Saturday to visit relatives.
*E. H. Swasey and H. C. Stempel transacted business at the county seat Tuesday.
*Sunshine Rudd went to Deloit Friday and remained over Sunday.
*L. C. Hatch, foreman of the Enterprise, was in Denison Sunday evening.
*Ancil Clark and his mother went to Harlan last Friday for a visit with relatives.
*W. E. Fishel returned Tuesday from his Minnesota visit. The rest of the family remained a few days longer.
*J. P. Duncan and wife were down from Denison last week visiting at the W. N. Schouten home.
*H. E. Pease came up from Dunlap Tuesday with his hearse and returned with the remains of A. Barsby who died in Arion.
*Harry Huntington and wife, Mrs. J. B. Poitevin, Mrs. J. H. Killion and Wm. Seemann and wife were Denison visitors Monday.
*N. R. Wilder and son Morris went to Ames last Friday. Morris expects to take a course in the college at that place commencing this fall.
*J. S. Bremser was an over Sunday visitor with his parents in Dow City. He went from here to Snyder, Neb., Monday where he is in business.
*W. C. Rolls and wife and daughter Ruby, T. E. Baber and wife and daughter Garnet, Eugene Baber, Floyd Rigsby and William Ettleman were at Lake Manawa Sunday.
*One of the rural graduates is Miss Gladys McCord, pupil of Miss Kate Turnlund.
*Richard VanMetre, son of the doctor, who has been quite sick is considerably improved.
*The post office was moved yesterday in the new building especially erected for it. More will be said of this next week.
*Make preparations for the county fair which will be held Sept. 21, 22, 23.
*Prof. C. C. Bunch and the rest of the teachers are ready for their work in the school room next Monday.
*Mrs. Sarah Baber moved Wednesday to the residence in the east part of town which she recently obtained from J. L. Butterworth.
*The kickers and croakers have no place in the city with the push and progressiveness of our town. The man who opposes needed pubic improvements and stands in the way of progress is not a good citizen.
*Harry Huntington has purchased the hotel and will open it to the pubic as soon as the necessary furnishings can be obtained. This will be good news to Dow City people because we have been without a hotel for a long time.
*W. L. Swatman, proprietor of the bakery, sold out to E. R. Brake who is now in possession. The bakery had been very satisfactory to the public but as Mr. Swatman is mail carrier on route two there was too much work devolving upon Mrs. Swatman. At present they still retain the grocery department but Mr. Brake expects to take that also in a short time. Mr. Brake is a good baker and will make a success of the business.
*Clair Butterworth sold his meat market, building, fixtures and stock to H. A. Rudd Monday and gave possession Tuesday morning. Mr. Butterworth has been running the business for himself for nearly fourteen years just passed. Before that time he was employed by others for about the same length of time, so he has been a fixture as a Dow City business man so long that he will be greatly missed. We trust, however, that he will find something to do so that he will still remain one of our citizens. Mr. Rudd who succeeds him is a good butcher, having had several years experience in the best shops in Omaha, and will endeavor to keep the business fully up to the standard set by Mr. Butterworth, which has always been to sell only good healthy meat and other meat market products. We wish the new proprietor success.
DENISON REVIEW, 9-1-09
Dow City Items
*Edward Horace Buss was born in Crawford county, Iowa, on April 29, 1871. He has until the time of his death, resided in the county and made his home with his parents. At the age of seven years he was afflicted with sunstroke which permanently affected his mind and destroyed his reasoning and mental powers but until this time, he was the brightest and keenest to learn of any one in his class at school, but after this he would learn a lesson today and tomorrow know nothing about it. Thus leaving him a care for life to his parents and loved ones.
In the year 1906 he was compelled to go to the hospital for an operation which revealed the fact that a cancer of the stomach had formed. After this operation he felt pretty well until eighteen months ago when he was again afflicted with the same dread disease. He was a terrible sufferer but bore his pain and distresses without a murmur unless in a delirium of pain with which he was so often affected. He departed this life on last Friday evening, August 27 at 8 o'clock at the age of 38 years, 3 months and 28 days.
There are left to mourn his departure his aged parents, two brothers, Fred and William of Dow City, Mrs. L. A. Vore, Mrs. F. A. Parker of St. Clair, Mich. And other relatives and friends. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. Curtis and the remains were laid to rest in the Dow City cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.
*H. W. Logsdon was an Omaha visitor Thursday.
*L. Coehn drove over to Harlan in his auto last week. He took a number over to attend the Harlan fair.
*Mrs. Sarah Baber moved Wednesday into the house recently purchased from Leonard Butterworth.
*Frank Honz returned home Friday from Schleswig, where he has spent the vacation season working on a farm and was all ready to enter school again Monday.
*Frank Green and his sister, Mrs. Ellen Cook, are away this week visiting relatives at Rolfe, Iowa.
*Cal Kuykendall and family moved to Oklahoma last week.
*Clair Butterworth sold his meat market last week to H. A. Rudd. This includes buildings, fixtures and stock. Mr. Butterworth has been connected with the meat business in Dow City for close to thirty years and will be greatly missed by everyone. All hope he may go into some other business and remain in town. Mr. Rudd comes into the business with several years' experience in some of the best shops in Omaha.
*Claus Hansen has moved into the house recently vacated by the Kuykendall family.
*Postmaster Wiggins has his new brick building so nearly finished that he moved the postoffice and fixtures in last Thursday. The room is large and nicely arranged for the office work. The new combination lock boxes are very nice and convenient. When the fixtures are all arranged and in place, we will have on one of the nicest post offices in the county.
*Mrs. T. M. Swatman and Mrs. E. R. Brake were Woodbine shoppers last Saturday.
*Mrs. G. M. Goddard went to Denison Thursday for a visit with her relatives and returned home Friday.
*Miss Inez Hallowell started Friday for Lake Geneva, Wis. where she goes as a delegate of the Y. W. C. A. to the convention held at that place. In a week she will return to Ames, where she is attending college and taking the Domestic Science course.
*Jack Scott has returned from Council Bluffs, where he has been working in the automobile repair shops.
*H. C. Stempel was a Council Bluffs business visitor Saturday.
*Mrs. Collier, who has been visiting Mrs. Walter Cameron for a few weeks, returned to her home in Omaha Monday.
*Mrs. Elmer Turnlund and children of Council Bluffs were visitors at the A. P. Turnlund home Sunday.
*Mrs. B. F. Bigelow, who formerly lived here, arrived Saturday and visited the first part of the week with Dow City friends. She is going to Nebraska to visit her brother. Her home is in Des Moines.
*Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kipe moved Monday into the rooms recently vacated by Mrs. Arnold Lee.
*Mrs. Terry and Mrs. A. Alexander were over Sunday visitors in Denison at the home of their mother, Mrs. Hildebrand.
*Willis Wiggins has the foundation laid for an addition to his store.
*Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Baber went out to the F. H. Downs farm Sunday afternoon, where they will keep house and oversee things while Mr. Downs and family are away on a vacation trip. They started Monday morning for an extended visit to relatives in Washington and will also visit the exposition at Seattle before they return home.
*Married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McHenry Sunday evening, August 29, their only daughter, Ruth and Mrs. Earl Morrison. There were present only the near relatives. Rev. Curtis performed the marriage ceremony which united the lives of these well known young people. We congratulate the happy couple and wish for them all the happiness which life can give them.
*Miss Lottie Bixler and her mother arrived home Saturday evening from their two weeks' vacation.
*Miss Rena Brake is home and at work behind the counter at the Bremser store.
*School opened Monday with a large enrollment and a prospect of a good year's work.
*Mrs. Dorothy Parker and children of St. Clair, Michigan are here on account of the sickness and death of her brother, Ted Buss.
*Mrs. R. A. Talcott of Arion was calling on Dow City friends Monday.
*Miss Gladys McCord is staying with her grandmother, Mrs. I. Bixler and attending the Dow City school.
*Mrs. Arnold Lee and little son have moved down to North Grove and will live with her parents.
*A little frost Sunday morning but no damage.
*Hugh Butterworth went to Ames Monday to make arrangements to enter college at that place.
*Morris Wilder is at Ames to attend the Agricultural college.
*George Rule is now taking his vacation as rural carrier and M. A. Riley is driving the route as substitute.
*The Misses Goldie and Genevieve Dow were Denison visitors Saturday.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday Sept 3, 1909
*Roy Slater was down from Denison Saturday.
*Daniel and Dow Howorth were up from Dunlap Monday.
*Clare Butterworth and wife wee Monday visitors in Denison.
*Edwin Portevin and S. A. Dow were county seat visitors Monday.
*Charles Bybee and Wm. Holliday were at Lake Manawa Sunday.
*Miss Lottie Bixler is back in Cohen's store after a couple of weeks vacation.
*Henry Young and wife and Martin Weiland and son were state fair visitors this week.
*James McBride and family were over from Shelby county Tuesday visiting relatives.
*L. Cohen, Herman Lazerus, A. A. Luke and ye editor were Buck Grove visitors Monday.
*G. H. Huntington, S. A. Dow and L.E. Poitevin were at the county seat on business Tuesday.
*E. W. Pierce and wife of Denison were over Sunday visitors at the Frank McHenry home west of Dow City.
*Miss Lucy Healy has returned from Cedar Rapids where she has been learning all the new things in fall millinery.
*W. C. Rolls, G. M. Goddard, S. E. Goddard and E. P. O'Meara were business visitors in Omaha the first of the week.
*Mrs. B. F. Bigelow of Des Moines was here Saturday visiting her many friends. She goes from here to Spencer, Neb., to visit her brother.
*John Howorth and William Smith started Tuesday for Slater, Cal. To look after Howorth Bros. Interests on the range where they have a few hundred head of horses and cattle.
*A. Alexander, C. T. Malone, John O'Meara, Joe Pearsall, D. Howorth, Eugene Crandall and his mother and sister went to Council Bluffs Saturday, some of them, at least, to attend the Wild West Show.
*Frank Downs and family started Wednesday for Everett, Wash., where Mrs. Downs goes to visit her aged parents. They will also visit the expositions at Seattle before returning which will be in about six weeks.
*Wedding Bells - At the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McHenry, last Sunday at five o'clock occurred the marriage of their daughter Ruth to Mr. Earl Morrison. Rev. A. L. Curtis spoke the words which united the two hearts for the remainder of life's journey. The bride is one of our choicest young ladies. From childhood she has grown up in our midst, honored by old and young alike. She has ever been a bright star in the home and will be greatly missed by the parents, being an only child. The groom is one of our best young men and will make his mark as a worthy and honorable citizen. The congratulations on the happy event are numerous and the Enterprise is pleased to add its hearty good wishes to those being so freely extended.
*Have you been ordered to muzzle your dog?
*Jurors in the district court will hereafter be paid $2.00 per day for their services.
*Clark Bros. And H. W. Logsden have recently purchased cattle for feeding purposes.
*The Yankee Robinson show must have been pretty bum, we do not hear any words of praise.
*There will be a novelty box social on the L. D. S. church lawn Saturday evening Sept. 4. All are invited.
*There was a light frost to be seen here last Sunday morning but no damage was done to vegetation.
*Weber Bros. have been running their merry-go-round in Dow City this week. It is located at the city park.
*Auto day in Denison will be Sept. 10. All farmers and their families are invited to go there and have a free ride.
*A young man was held up and robbed of $85 while walking with his lady friend in the city park in Denison Sunday evening.
*Harry Huntington has purchased the new hotel and with his wife are getting ready to open it to the public as soon as possible. We predict they will make a success at the business.
*The law relating to the cutting of weeds along the public highway is utterly disregarded in many places. Any person that is required to do this work and does not do it is liable to a fine of $100.
*The Misses Agnes Goddard and Hildur Turnlund, two of Crawford county's best teachers, and residents of Dow City, went Tuesday to Cedar Falls to attend college for a year. They are to be commended for the effort to better qualify themselves as public school teachers.
*Edward Horace Buss was born in Crawford County, Ia., April 29, 1871. He has until the time of his death, resided in the county and made his home with his parents. At the age of seven years he was afflicted with sunstroke, which permanently affected his mind and destroyed his reasoning and mental powers, but until this time, he was the brightest and keenest to learn of any one in his class at school, but after this he would learn a lesson today and tomorrow knew nothing about it. Thus leaving him a care for life to his parents and loved ones.
In the year 1906 he was compelled to go to the hospital for an operation, which revealed the fact that a cancer of the stomach had formed. After this operation he felt pretty well until eighteen months ago, when he was again afflicted with the same dreaded disease. He was a terrible sufferer but bore his pain and distress without a murmur, unless in a delirium of pain from which he was so often affected. He departed this life last Friday evening at 8 o'clock, August 27, at the age of 38 years, 3 months and 28 days. There is left to mourn his departure his aged parents, two brothers Fred and Wm. Of Dow City, Mrs. L. A. Vore and Mrs. F. A. Parker of St. Clair, Michigan and other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held from the home Sunday, Rev. A. L. Curtis preaching the sermon, and the remains interred in the Dow City cemetery. We extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Wednesday, September 8, 1909
Dow City Items
*W. V. Whaley and his son Prof. G. V. Whaley of Perry, Iowa were business visitors in Dow City one day last week.
*Mr. and Mrs. David Walters returned home last week from Bloomfield, Neb. where they had been visiting their daughter Mrs. Carl Nicholson.
*The Misses Hilda Turnland and Agnes Goddard, Two of our best country school teachers went to Cedar Falls Tuesday where they will attend the Iowa State Teachers College for the coming year.
*Miss Eva O'Hare of Hazel Green, Kentucky, arrived in town last week, she is a niece of Mrs. W. A. Baber and her future home will be here.
*The Misses Blanche Cole and Maude Brake entertained a number of their young friends last Thursday evening. Light refreshments were served and all present had a good time.
*Jos. Stepanek and wife went to Lincoln, Neb., Friday to attend the State Fair.
*Mrs. T. M. Swatman and daughter, Grace, went to Lincoln, Neb., Saturday to visit friends and will also attend the State Fair.
*Mr. D. E. Bremser went to St. Louis Saturday to purchase a full line of fall goods.
*The improvements are still going on. A. P. Turnlund is building a nice addition to his house. They are excavating under the bank building to install a heating plant.
*Mrs. Walter Cameron was to Denison Wednesday having dental work done.
*Mrs. Swartzenbaugh of Denison was down Saturday visiting her mother, Mrs. Hardy, who lives with her mother, Mrs. J. U. Wise.
*The G. H C. were nicely entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Alexander in the country Saturday afternoon. Nice refreshments were served and all had a jolly good time.
*Friday after the Friday Club went out to the pleasant country home of Mrs. Jack Ahart for their meeting. A visit to this home is always enjoyed and this was no exception. Mrs. Ahart served a nice supper which was much enjoyed by all present.
*Miss Grace Hansen is up from Omaha for a visit with her parents and other relatives.
*Mrs. Edward Riddle and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bryan went to Sioux City Saturday for a ten days' visit with Mrs. Riddle's sister, Mrs. Butterworth.
*The teachers were very nicely entertained at the home of Miss Mildred Wiggins Friday evening.
*Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Stilson and Mrs. Fewins attended Royal Neighbor meeting in Dow City Saturday afternoon. A candidate was initiated, after which ice cream and cake was served.
*One day last week Mrs. Brink was coming to town. She had her sister, also five children in the buggy. The team became frightened and ran away, throwing all the occupants out, but fortunately none were very badly injured. Mr. Frank Odell brought them into town in his carriage.
*Mrs. Jenkins, who has been very sick is now improving.
*Richard VanMetre is almost well again.
*The attraction in town last week was Weber Brothers merry-go-round which was located in the city park. The "kids" both large and small have found much enjoyment riding the little ponies.
*So many of our people attended the Old Settlers' picnic in Denison that the names could not all be secured. It was a nice cool day and all report a fine time.
*Sears Nelson was a business visitor at Denison Friday.
*We are informed that Mrs. Poitevin and her daughter, Alice, who lived near town for so many years have located at Cedar Falls, where Miss Alice will attend the Iowa Teachers' College.
*Mrs. Hatch, wife of the foreman of the Dow City Enterprise, will go this week for an extended visit with relatives in Michigan. She will be accompanied by her little daughter, who will remain there for the winter.
*The Misses Bessie Griffin and Edna Fritz, two of the Dow City high school graduates of '09, each commenced their first terms as teachers last Monday.
*Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cook and family and Frank Green returned Sunday from a visit to Rolfe, Iowa, and they also attended the State Fair at Des Moines.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, September 10, 1909
*Chas. Smith was a Saturday visitor in Denison.
*Miss Mary Howorth was in Denison Tuesday.
*Mrs. H. W. Logsdon was in Omaha Tuesday.
*W. V. Butler was up from Woodbine Wednesday.
*T. F. Slater and family have moved to Des Moines.
*Miss Vinnie Rudd was in Denison Friday forenoon.
*James W. Baber and wife visited in Dunlap Monday.
*W. C. Rolls was transacting business in Omaha this week.
*Wm. Jordan and wife were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*W. T. McKnight was up from Dunlap Tuesday evening.
*Mrs. E. N. Chamberlain was a Monday visitor in Denison.
*Mott McHenry and wife drove to Denison last Friday.
*Chris Suhr and W. T. Kevan were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*Mrs. Chas. Horn of Arion was a visitor in Dow City Monday.
*G. W. Langley transacted business at the county seat last Friday.
*Frank Howorth and A. H. Harper and wife were in Omaha Tuesday.
*Ralph Roy and family of Denison spent Sunday in Dow City with his parents.
*Wm. McBride and wife and grand-daughter Lela Rudd were in Dunlap Tuesday.
*Miss Elsie Randel visited Mrs. Chas. Horn in Arion Tuesday and Wednesday.
*A. A. Conrad was down from Arion transacting business for the fair Monday.
*Miss Lulu Crandall visited several days last week in Denison, returning Tuesday.
*D. E. Bremser has been in St. Joseph, Mo. buying a stock of goods for his general store.
*Gene Wiggins spent a few days this week at the James McBride home in Shelby county.
*N. R. Wilder, S. A. Dow and L. C. Butler were transacting business in Dunlap Tuesday.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey and R. L. Riddle were transacting business at the county seat Tuesday.
*Ed and Link Riddle went to Lincoln, Nebr. Wednesday to visit relatives and also to visit the state fair.
*F. R. Schafer and wife were up from Omaha last week visiting relatives. They returned home Saturday.
*R. B. Smith and J. B. Glassburner returned from Omaha Tuesday evening where they had been with a shipment of stock.
*Mrs. E. F. Stillman started yesterday for Fordland, Mo. She has been making an extended visit with her sister Mrs. Julius Ahart.
*C. T. Malone and Horace Malone are trying their hand at batching since their mother went to Platte, S. D. on a visit last Tuesday.
*Hugh Talcott returned to Denver Sunday evening after spending the summer with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Blanding in Dow City.
*Mrs. A. H. Rudd went to Deloit Sunday to attend the funeral of Elmer Johnson. She remained a day or two to visit her mother Mrs. T. C. Dobson.
*Edmund Howorth, his daughter Miss Mary Howorth and his granddaughter Miss Grace Howorth started Wednesday for Denver where the latter will attend school.
*Miss Mamie Bell came up from Omaha last week for a visit with her parents and other relatives. She will also go to Mitchell and Sioux Falls S. D. to visit relatives.
*Elder J. M. Baker of Omaha was in Dow City Monday on his way home from Deloit where he had been called to preach a funeral sermon. His many friends here were glad to see him.
*Mrs. L. C. Hatch and daughter Frances started Wednesday for Grand Rapids, Mich., to visit the parents of Mrs. Hatch for two or three weeks. Little Frances will probably stay with her grandparents during the winter.
*Better look out for the winter's fuel supply.
*Monday being a legal holiday the saloon was closed.
*The bank is having a hot water heating plant put in.
*The merry-go-round has gone and now the candy man can get a few nickels.
*Prof. Baber is here trying to organize a band. See him boys if you want to join.
*M. C. Norris has had his barber shop nicely painted and papered which makes it look very neat.
*Harry Huntington and wife have been in Omaha this week buying supplies for his new hotel which will soon be in operation.
*The ladies of the Methodist church will serve supper in the park a week from Saturday Sept. 18. Proceeds to be used for papering parsonage.
*The Baker Comedy Co. held forth in a tent Saturday night. The attendance was not large but the show was good. Mr. Baker has been here several times and always gives a good show.
*Section foreman, Eli Baber who has been working for the Northwestern quit his job last Saturday. He has been offered something better but has not yet accepted any position.
*Miss Lucy Healy has opened up her millinery stock this fall in the furniture store of J. U. Wise. She has secured the services of Miss Edice Basset, of Blue Earth, Minn. as trimmer and they are both very busy getting ready for the fall opening Sept. 18.
*The weather was not the most favorable for the old settlers' picnic last week so a good many of the oldest settlers remained at home. Those who were present, however, enjoyed themselves very much.
*The Omaha police recommended that the people keep off the streets in order to be safe from being killed or injured by automobiles. That may be the safest way, but it seems at this distance that those who drive so fast should be prevented from doing so by some kind of legislation.
*R. H. Fishel returned Wednesday from Armour, S. D., where he has been playing ball all summer. The team played 36 games, winning 28. Mr. Fishel pitched most of the games. He was receiving $50 per month and the management wants him to return and play with them next year. He says Oscar Edwards is making good as a catcher with the same team.
*W. H. Wiggins is having a twenty-foot addition built of brick on the rear of his present storeroom, which is fifty feet long, making a total length of seventy feet. This enlargement will add very materially to the comfort and convenience of the place. Mr. Wiggins is to be congratulated on his enterprise and public spirit and should continue to be as successful in the future as he has been in the past.
*Next Sunday will be the closing Sunday of the conference year. At this time Rev. Curtis will preach what will probably be his last sermon in Dow City. He will go next week to attend the conference at Ames where he will receive his appointment for the coming year. The community outside of the M. E. church would be glad to have him retained another year, and in general we understand the church people are satisfied but Mr. Curtis has decided to go elsewhere and we are assured the best wishes of the community go with him. The church and parsonage will be turned over to his successor in first class condition, being all nicely painted this fall.
DENISON REVIEW, 9-15-1909
Dow City Items
*Mr. Hatch, Foreman of the Enterprise, was in Denison Sunday.
*Mrs. Mark Norris went to Dunlap last Wednesday for a visit with relatives.
*Miss Delia Swatzenbaugh of Denison spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. J. U. Wise.
*Mr. and Mrs. John Mathys went to Lincoln, Neb. Wednesday to attend the State Fair.
*Mrs. Anna Doser visited relatives in Denison Sunday.
*Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Harper and Mrs. Harper's aunt, Mrs. Cain, started Tuesday for an extended visit in the West. They will visit the exposition at Seattle and visit in California and other places of interest. They will be gone six weeks or more. Mr. and Mrs. Harper are numbered among our most prosperous farmers and are surely entitled to a nice vacation.
*Mr. Asa Butterworth of St. Louis is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Butterworth.
*Bert Cooper moved last week into the Talcott house recently vacated by the C. L. Rudd family.
*Mrs. Malone is in South Dakota to spend sometime visiting with her son, William and family.
*Leonard Butterworth and his daughter, Ora, moved to town this week and are living in the house recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kipe.
*Uncle Edmund Howorth and daughter, Miss Mary accompanied Miss Grace Howorth to Denver, where she will attend school this year. They started Wednesday.
*Miss Gladys Hayes of Manilla accompanied by a friend came Saturday evening for an over Sunday visit at the M. G. Wiggins home. Miss Hayes is a niece of Mrs. Wiggins.
*Hugh Talcott, after spending his summer vacation with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Blanding, has returned to Denver to reside with his mother.
*The Priscilla Club was very nicely entertained Saturday afternoon by Miss Lulu Howorth at her pleasant home in the south part of town. A nice supper was served which added much to the enjoyment of the occasion.
*Prof. Harry D. Kies of Britt, Iowa came Saturday for a short visit. He was for three years principal of the Dow City schools and has many friends here who are always glad to see him.
*Prof. Hoffman of Denison accompanied a baseball team from Denison Saturday afternoon who crossed bats with the Dow City team. Dow City won by a score of eighteen to six. Our boys are now doing some pretty good work along that line.
*A sister who has been making Mrs. Julius Ahart an extended visit returned to her home at Fordland, Mo., Wednesday.
*John Fritz of near Denison visited his brother, George, Thursday.
*Robert Fishel, who has been pitcher for the Armour, S. D. ball team has returned home. Oscar Edwards another Crawford county boy, also is a member of the same team and they won a large majority of the games played this season.
*Aunt Seralda Rudd, mother of the editor of The Enterprise, has been very sick but is now able to be up again.
*Miss Lucy Healy has opened her fall millinery in the J. U. Wise furniture store. Miss Bassett of Blue Earth, Minn., is her trimmer for this season.
*Mrs. Deckie Cameron and Mrs. May Brake were Saturday shoppers in Denison.
*Mrs. Dr. L. B. Toon has rented the Woaley residence recently purchased by Mr. Art Randall and will soon be living there.
*The basketball girls gave an ice cream social in the park Saturday afternoon. It was a "short order" affair, not advertised at all, only chalked on the walks, but they cleared five dollars. Pretty good for the girls.
*Miss Fancheon Jube of near Denison came down Saturday afternoon for a visit with the Messenbrink family.
*Mr. and Mrs. Ellis of Manturia, Iowa, uncle and aunt of Mrs. Berka, came Thursday for a short visit at the Berka home.
*Mrs. H. A. Rudd has been very sick for the past week, but at this writing is improving some.
*Miss Bertha Gittins of Council Bluffs came Saturday for a week's visit with Mrs. Bessie Holcomb.
*The ladies of the M. E. church of Dow City will serve a general supper in the city park Saturday afternoon, Sept. 18th. If the weather should not be favorable, supper will be served in Ahart's hall. They will commence serving at half past four. Price 25 cents. The proceeds will be used for the purpose of papering and painting the parsonage. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a good supper and a good time.
*Mrs. E. H. Swasey has been enjoying a visit from her brother, Mr. Hamley of Swan, Iowa. He returned home Sunday.
*Mrs. Willis Wiggins was a Denison shopper Monday.
*Andrew Jackson went to Omaha Saturday with a shipment of sheep.
*Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Butts were Sunday visitors in the country at the Clarence Bryan home.
*The hotel will probably be ready for lodging by the middle of this week, but they will not be ready to serve meals for a couple of weeks yet.
*Sears Nelson started Tuesday morning for Seattle, Wash., to visit his brothers and sisters, who live there and will also take in the exposition while there. He will also visit San Francisco, Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver and other places of interest. His friends hope he will have a very pleasant vacation.
*Mr. J. U. Wise has been appointed postmaster at Dow City. We congratulate Mr.Wise on being the lucky man and believe he will be an efficient and accommodating officer. He expects to dispose of his furniture business and give his entire time and attention to the office which will probably remain in the present location. Mr. Wise is so well and favorable known that he needs no introduction to our people.
Dow City Enterprise, 9-17-1909
*J. A. Kipe moved into the rooms vacated by Mrs. Arnold Lee.
*Alex. Christy, who a number of years ago lived in this vicinity died last week in Denison.
*Chris Vollerson returned Friday from Duluth, Minn., where he had been to attend the funeral of a relative.
*We have heard recently of several persons who said they had the hives but have not learned of any of them producing any honey.
*J. L. Butterworth and daughter moved into their residence property in the east part of town recently vacated by Jess Kipe.
*The announcement has been made through the daily papers that J. U. Wise has been appointed postmaster to succeed M. G. Wiggins.
*Harry Huntington has some of his hotel furniture in but some things are delayed which prevents his opening for public business.
*A horse race will be run in Arion tomorrow afternoon for $120., between the Suhr and Thompson horses. There will also be a baseball game.
*A surprise party was gotten up for Lloyd Brake Wednesday evening. A large number of his schoolmates and friends gathered and certainly had a fine time.
*Some Dow City boys picked up a team and went to Denison last Friday and played a game of ball with the fast Denison team. Scarcely anyone expected a score but the result was 9 to 3 in favor of Denison.
*The girls of the high school gave an ice cream social in the city park Saturday afternoon for the benefit of the girls basketball team. The net proceeds were small because of their not having enough cream.
*There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Dow City Improvement Co. of Dow City, Iowa, Wednesday evening Sept. 29, at eight o'clock, at the office of the company, for the purpose of taking steps towards the dissolution of the company.
*Arrangements have been made whereby Dow City will have a lecture course the coming winter. There will be two musical numbers, two lectures and one cartoonist. The Midland Lyceum Bureau supply the entertainments which assures us that they will be first class.
*Fred F. Jackson purchased the Howard Alexander dray and took possession Tuesday. Mr. Alexander made good as a drayman and we believe Mr. Jackson will do likewise. His success depends on his being careful in handling goods and in being where he can be found when wanted.
*D. E. Bremser went to Omaha yesterday to buy a fine stock of holiday goods. For several years there has not been a good line of holiday goods in town so people have had to go elsewhere to get them. Mr. Bremser expects to save them the expense of going to another town.
*L. Cohen went to Omaha Wednesday.
*Chas. Bybee went to Denison Wednesday.
*J. G. Graul and wife were Omaha visitors Sunday.
*M. C. Norris made a flying trip to Dunlap Friday.
*Mrs. W. H. Wiggins was a Denison visitor Monday.
*Pat Hederman of Arion was in Dow City, Wednesday.
*Morris McHenry went to Logan Wednesday on business.
*Thos. Wheelwright and wife were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*Mrs. Norris and children visited in Dunlap a couple of days last week.
*Robert Bell and John Ahart were Denison business visitors Wednesday.
*Sol. Miller and David Walters and son were county seat visitors Tuesday.
*J. W. Howlett, S. A. Dow, and John Gibson were county seat visitors Monday.
*Earl Morrison and wife were Council Bluffs and Omaha visitors this week.
*Prof. H. D. Kies of Britt, Iowa was in Dow City Saturday visiting old friends.
*Mrs. T. F. Mulligan, mother of Mrs. H. A. Rudd was up from Omaha Wednesday.
*Miss Bertha Munsey of Deloit is working in the H. A. Rudd home for a few weeks.
*Bert Gilmore and wife of Council Bluffs came yesterday for a visit with relatives.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey is attending to business matters in court in Denison this week.
*F. O. Beane and family returned Wednesday from Seattle. They report a very nice time.
*John Walters and his mother were among the Dow City people who were in Denison Tuesday.
*Asa Butterworth and family of St. Louis are visiting with his parents in Dow City this week.
*Mrs. Geo. Binnall, Mrs. J. F. Gibson and Miss Martha Curtis were in Denison Wednesday.
*Mrs. James Shadden of Crescent, Iowa visited her sister, Mrs. D. S. Miller in Dow City this week.
*Sam Baird, a former resident of Dunlap but now of Ardmore, Okla., was visiting in Dow City last week.
*Mrs. J. S. Bremser and children of Nebraska are visiting relatives and friends in Dow City for a few weeks.
*Thos. Ahart went to Denison Monday to attend the regular September session of the board of supervisors.
*Allan Rae came from Chicago Monday and has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rae, this week.
*Miss Bessie Keehner of Panama has been visiting during the week at the home of her uncle Art. S. Randel in Dow City.
*John Mathis and wife and John Weber and wife attended the Nebraska state fair at Lincoln last week returning home Friday.
*County superintendent Hoffman was down from Denison Saturday attending to some business matters pertaining to the educational exhibit at the fair.
*Wm. Suhr of West Side was in Dow City representing the Denison Sanitary Seat co. He made a sale to the schoolboard, which was a wise purchase on the part of the board.
*J. D. Antrim and wife were in Dow City Thursday night on their way home to Redfield, Iowa, from Creighton, Nebr., where they had been to attend the funeral of Mr. Antrim's father.
*A. H. Harper and wife and Sears Nelson started Tuesday for Seattle and other points in the northwest. They expect to return by way of San Francisco, Los Angeles and other southern cities and will be absent several weeks.
Dow City Items
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bean and family of Pretty Prairie arrived in town last Wednesday from Seattle, Washington, where they have been in attendance at the big fair. Mr. Bean is one of our prosperous farmers and none are more entitled to a nice vacation trip than they.
*Howard Alexander has sold his dray wagons to Fred Jackson, who will conduct the dray. Fred is all right and will sure "make good". We are not informed what Mr. Alexander will engage in.
*Herman Lazerus was in Omaha last week taking a short vacation from the store and visiting friends.
*L. Cohen was in Omaha last week selecting a stock of fall goods.
*Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bell went to Sioux City Tuesday for a few days' sightseeing at the fair.
*Maurice Wilder came home Saturday evening for an over Sunday visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Wilder. He is in attendance at the Agricultural college.
*Youchi Ogawa, a Japanese, gave an illustrated lecture in the M. E. church Friday evening. His subject was "Old and New Japan." He is trying to work his way through college.
*Mrs. Jesse Bremser and children of Nebraska is here for a few weeks visiting with Dow City relatives.
*Mr. and Mrs. Asa Butterworth and daughter of St. Louis visited at the home of his parents in Dow City last week.
*Last week Joseph McColl and Thomas Wheelwright had cement walks put in in front of the residence property occupied by Mart Henry and Claus Hanson.
*Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morrison were Omaha shoppers last week.
*Mr. Andrew Jackson sold his fine farm a half mile east of town last week to N. R. Wilder. Consideration $115 per acre.
*Last reports from Will Morrison, who has for some time past been in the Modern Woodman Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Colorado, Springs, is that he has been discharged as practically cured. This is good news to his relatives and friends and to the Woodman camp who purchased a cottage tent that he could go there before it was too late.
*We are informed that there will be a lecture course for this winter furnished by the Midland Lyceum Bureau. It will consist of two musical numbers, two lectures and one cartoonist.
*Casper Ahart, Frank Reed and Jake Broom arrived here Saturday from Nebraska where they have spent the summer.
*Rev. J. J. W. Place and Mr. and Mrs. David Walters recently attended the Baptist Association at Harlan, Iowa.
*Adolph Nelson was down from south of Denison Sunday to visit his brother, Henry.
*The M. E. church ladies, who served supper in the park Saturday evening, cleared about $30.00.
*George Rule and George Binnall went over to Defiance a few days ago and brought over a bunch of horses for Birkhofer & O'Meara.
*Quite a number of the farmers have shipped in sheep for feeding.
*D. S. Bremser was in Omaha the first part of last week to purchase a full line of Christmas goods. Something new for Dow City.
*Wm. Kelly had the misfortune to lose a fine cow last week.
*There is some trouble in one of the rooms at school. We hope the parents will stand by the teachers as that is the only way to accomplish the best results. We pay the teachers to teach the school.
*Mrs. A. L. Curtis was visiting friends in Des Moines the past week.
*Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Messenbrink drove up to Denison Sunday afternoon, taking home Mr. Messenbrink's mother, who had been visiting them for a few weeks.
*Mr. and Mrs. Jack Scott drove out to the Hallowell home Sunday to spend the day.
*Ed. Sterrett returned from Creighton, Neb., Sunday evening. He has been holding down a homestead.
*Roy Hatch, foreman of the Enterprise, Sundayed in Omaha.
*George Fritz is having a cement walk laid in front of his home residence property, also one is being laid in front of the property where Walter Swatman resides.
*Mr. E. R. Brake has purchased the grocery store owned by W. L. Swatman & Co. Mr. Brake expects to put in a full line of groceries which he will run in connection with his bakery.
*Miss Ora Butterworth is learning the millinery trade in Miss Lucy Healey's millinery store.
*Miss Martha Curtis, daughter of Pastor and Mrs. Curtis has been spending a week at the pleasant country home of Mrs. Ida Talcott.
*Garfield Rule came up from Omaha Saturday evening to spend Sunday with relatives and friends.
*Last Wednesday evening about twenty-five of the friends of Lloyd Brake went in and surprised him, it being his seventeenth birthday. The surprise was complete. The evening was spent in games and other amusements. A delicious lunch was served. This special set always has a good time and this occasion was no exception. All wish him many happy returns of the day.
*Mrs. Fishel went to Ute, Iowa, Saturday for a visit with relatives.
*Mrs. Jane Wood returned home Saturday night from Creighton, Neb., where she has spent the last six weeks with her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Riddle.
*Mrs. Joe Thompson and Miss Susie Thompson were county seat visitors Friday.
*Rev. D. C. Eddy of Council Bluffs, District Elder of the Free Methodist church, was a guest at the E. R. Brake home Monday. He had been holding quarterly meetings at some point near here.
*Mrs. W. A. Cameron was taken quite sick a few days ago and is still confined to the bed. All hope for a speedy recovery.
Dow City Enterprise, September 24, 1909
*A. L. Jackson went to Dunlap last Saturday.
*Mrs. Jos. Thompson was a Denison visitor Friday.
*Morris Wilder was home from Ames over Sunday.
*David Clark had business in court in Denison last week.
*Mrs. D. J. Butler was down from Arion Friday visiting friends.
*Mrs. O. J. Judd and Mrs. Dr. VanMetre was in Denison Saturday.
*Mrs. Wm. Seeman and daughter were in Denison Wednesday.
*F. A. Pett, W. E. Fishel and S. A. Dow went to Denison Saturday.
*Wm. Kuykendall was up from Missouri Valley this week visiting relatives.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey was attending to some court business in Denison this week.
*F. C. Nelson and family visited last week with the Alex Lawson family at Soldier.
*Mrs. C. W. Carr was down from Denison Friday visiting her sister Mrs. W. E. Dow.
*Miss Lucy Healy and her trimmer Miss Edice-Basset were Denison visitors Monday.
*M. J. Schafer and wife came from Pender, Nebr. Saturday for a visit with relatives.
*Frank Reed of Crofton, Nebr., was here visiting friends and relatives this week.
*Albert Ahart came from Crofton, Nebr., last Friday and visited a few days with relatives here.
*Mr. and Mrs. August Messenbrink went to Crofton, Nebr., Wednesday for a visit with friends.
*Thos. N. Franklin and wife of Harlan were over Sunday visitors at the W. W. Clark home west of town.
*Miss Theresia Schafer returned Saturday from Omaha where she had been visiting for a couple of weeks.
*Mr. Chas. Smith went to Council Bluffs Wednesday where he is drawn to serve on the jury in the federal court.
*Miss Bertha Munsey who has been working for Mrs. H. A. Rudd, returned to her home near Deloit Wednesday.
*Virgil Butterworth went Thursday of last week to Iowa City where he will attend the University the coming year.
*Misses Elsie Randel, Golda Dow, Mrs. Van Metre and son Richard, Mrs. Sarah Baber and Rev. J. W. Place were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*J. E. Doser came Tuesday from his home in New Mexico to visit friends and relatives here for a week or two. He likes it in New Mexico very well and has no idea of returning.
*Miss Lottie Rae returned to Lamar, Colo., near which place she will teach school the coming year. Her health there is excellent. She was only at home about four months.
*Herbert Fishel, J. W. Howlett, Frank McHenry, W. C. Rolls, S. A. Dow, Frank Binnall, F. M. Cole and A. A. Birkhofer were east bound passengers for the county seat Monday.
*Wm. Morrison returned Tuesday from Colorado Springs where he has been for a few months. He is feeling well and appears to be much improved in health, a fact his friends will be glad to know.
*Rev. G. W. Koser the new M. E. pastor will preach twice Sunday at the usual hour.
*A man is never lonesome that has a sunny face and cheerful disposition.
*I do cement work and guarantee it. My prices are right. Henry Olmstead
*Remember that W. C. Rolls' lunchroom will be found between the saloon and Wilder's office.
*If frost should come now but little damage would be done as everything is about safe.
*One of the new buildings erected by W. H. Wiggins is nearly completed and no doubt will soon be occupied.
*New cement walks were laid in front of the Thomas Wheelwright residence properties in the east part of town.
*The new building erected by the Odd Fellows is nearing completion and will be occupied by W. C. Rolls with his restaurant.
*W. C. Rolls was summoned to serve on the petit jury but was excused by the judge and returned home Monday afternoon.
*Rev G. W. Koser, the new pastor of the M. E. church, will be given a cordial welcome by members of the church and others.
*So many Dow City people attended the Inter-state fair at Sioux City that we did not get their names. Those who have returned report a good time.
*Mrs. Anna M. Palmer of the W C T U society will give an address in the M. E. church Monday evening Sept. 27. She is a woman of statewide reputation and her address will be well worth hearing.
*Considering the weather, the attendance at the fair in Arion is quite good and the exhibits are better than ever before. We go to press too early to give an account of it but will do so next week.
*Harry Huntington has installed a lighting plant in his hotel and now shines as bright as any of them. The Enterprise not wishing to be outdone has likewise installed a lighting plant so we can shine as well as anyone else.
*An overlooked item last week as the purchase of the W. L. Swatman stock of groceries by E. R. Brake. This had been looked for, for some time. Mr. Brake is adding to the stock and will build up his trade accordingly.
*Landlord Huntington has his hotel rooms fitted up ready to accommodate the traveling public. They are well furnished and the public can now find a comfortable place to stay while in Dow City.
*The play "Ole Olson in Spiritland" was given last week at Ahart's opera house to a fair sized audience. They advertise the return of money to any not satisfied but we did not learn of anyone asking for it, so we presume it gave general satisfaction.
*There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Dow City Improvement co. of Dow City, Iowa, Wednesday evening Sept. 29, at eight o'clock, at the office of the company, for the purpose of taking steps towards the dissolution of the company.
*Considerable fall wheat is being sown in this vicinity, but there ought to be more, because it yields double what the spring wheat does and the harvest comes earlier and the grain is a better quality. We believe the time is near when nearly everyone will sow fall wheat.
*Rev. A. L. Curtis who has been pastor of the M. E. church in Dow City for the past three years has been given the charge at Missouri Valley, which, judging from the size of the two towns is quite a promotion. His friends here will certainly wish him the greatest success. He is tireless in church work, always standing for what he sincerely believes be right.
*Jake Bruhn came in from Crofton, Neb., Saturday. Mr. Bruhn purchased a farm and moved there last spring and reports crops very good, in fact better than in Crawford county. Land is not as high there as here but it is constantly advancing. The Dow City people out there are doing fine. All his friends here are glad to note his prosperity.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1909
DOW CITY ITEMS
*Mrs. Julius Ahart is enjoying a visit from her father who lives in Missouri. He will probably remain three or four weeks.
*Will Morrison has arrived from Colorado Springs, where he has been for the past few months. He is much improved in health and hopes for a permanent recovery.
*Emil Doser also came in last week from Artesia, N. M. He moved there last spring on account of poor health. His friends are much pleased to see him looking so well.
*Elijah Justice is here from Wendt, S. D. to visit relatives and friends. He is one who suffered loss in the big prairie fire last spring.
*Mrs. Jesse Leslie and her daughter, Mrs. Clark, just arrived home a few days ago from a three weeks' visit spent in Nebraska.
*The town schools had a holiday Thursday on account of the Arion fair. Some of the rural schools had two days off. Almost all of the business houses in town were closed Thursday afternoon so all the business people could attend the fair. It would probably be easier to tell who stayed at home than the ones who went.
*Mr. and Mrs. August Messenbrink went to Nebraska last Wednesday for a short visit with friends, returning Saturday.
*Miss Lottie has returned to Lamar, Col., to engage in teaching school near that place. She has the same school which she taught last spring, which speaks well for her as a teacher and her health is much better in Colorado.
*The Odd Fellows new brick building is nearly completed. W. C. Rolls will occupy this building with his restaurant and will be handsomely furnished. One of Willis Wiggins' brick buildings is also near completion and will be a good opening for someone.
*The following businesses have installed new lighting plants: Huntington's Hotel, the Enterprise office and the Odd Fellows new brick building.
*Mrs. Thomas Munsey and daughter of near Deloit were visiting in town Saturday.
*Dr. and Mrs. Carr and son Vernon were Sunday visitors in Dow City.
*Pastor A. L. Curtis and family departed Saturday evening for their new charge at Missouri Valley. They have been here for the past three years and have many friends. Rev. Curtis has been promoted to a larger place which is evidence that he stands well in the conference. Mrs. Curtis has endeared herself to a large circle of friends and will be greatly missed, especially in both the Home and Foreign Missionary Societies. All their friends wish them the best success in their new home and will be glad to have them pay us an occasional visit.
*Many of our people, both from town and the country, have visited the Sioux City fair the past week, but we could not get all their names.
*Not to be outdone by others, Adolph Honz is having a cement walk laid on the east side of his residence property.
*A. P. Turnlund received word a short time ago that his brother had died in Sweden. By the death of this brother, Mr. Turnlund falls heir to a considerable amount of property.
*The M.E. parsonage will be all nicely papered and cleaned to be in readiness for the new pastor's family by the last of this week.
*Charley Smith is down to Council Bluffs, having been drawn to serve on the Federal grand jury.
*George Binnall returned home Sunday night from Greeley, Iowa, where he had been to exchange one of his horses for one that was still better.
*Mrs. Malone returned home Saturday evening from South Dakota, where she has been visiting relatives for a few weeks.
*Mrs. Mark Norris and children are at Dunlap spending several days with relatives.
*Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Chamberlain went last Thursday to Virginia City, Ill. where they will spend some time visiting relatives.
*After several weeks' absence, Asa Bybee has returned to his home. His friends are glad to see him back again.
*Mrs. J. R. Best and little daughter went to Denison Saturday for an over-Sunday visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Koenekamp.
*Word was received that Mrs. A. H. Harper, who accompanied by her husband went to Seattle two weeks ago, has been very sick at that place but was somewhat improved when last heard from. Her friends hope for a speedy recovery.
*Rev. Kosier is the new pastor, which conference selected for the Dow City charge. He is a young, strong looking man and seems physically able to do good service for the church. He preached two good sermons last Sunday to large audiences and made a good impression on the congregation. He comes to us from Rippey, Iowa, and is rather a new man in this district. He expects his wife and three children to arrive about Wednesday from Illinois, where they have been visiting for some time. Pastor Kosier and family will receive a hearty welcome from the M. E. church and the entire community.
*Word was received by a newspaper clipping, that Rev. Clifton, who was pastor of the Baptist church here some years ago, had been declared insane and was sent to the insane asylum.
*A large number of the Latter Day Saints have been in attendance at the reunion at Moorehead for the past ten days. They returned to their homes Monday. The next reunion will be at Riverside.
*The addition to the W. H. Wiggins store is furnished and is now in use, which gives Mr. Wiggins much more room and the store is much more convenient.
*Nelson Bros. have installed a nice new harness machine in their shop which will be a great help for them.
*The Misses Kate and Esther Turnlund and Miss Lottie Bixler drove out to the home of Miss Ellen Scott Sunday. Miss Scott has been sick for a couple of weeks and unable to teach her school.
*The Womans' Foreign Missionary Society and the M. E. Sunday School have contributed and sent fifty dollars to Miss Mamie Glassburner to buy a boat to be used in her missionary work. She is located on an island about forty miles from Foo Chow, China. The missionary societies in the different towns of the county are contributing calico for dresses for a Christmas present for the little girls of her care. It is to be light colored calico and give yards to the pattern. Mrs. Glassburner will take charge of the goods and forward it to Miss Mamie.
*Mrs. Dr. VanMetre and Miss Elsie Randall were Denison visitors Saturday.
*D. E. Bremser went to Omaha Tuesday for goods.
*Mrs. Asa Butterworth and little daughter arrived Saturday for a visit at the Clair Butterworth home.
*Miss Nell McDonald and her brother, Ward, gave a party Saturday evening to about thirty of their friends. All report a good time.
*Mrs. G. M. Goddard was a Monday visitor to Denison.
*Mrs. O. J. Judd entertained the Priscilla Club Friday afternoon. Mrs. Leslie Poitevin and little son returned from Manilla Sunday where they spent a few days visiting relatives.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, October 1, 1909
*A. L. Jackson was a Woodbine visitor Saturday.
*Prof. C. C. Bunch was an Omaha visitor Saturday.
*Mrs. Malone has returned from her South Dakota visit.
*Mrs. C. G. Terry went to Denison Tuesday to visit her mother.
*Mrs. Nellie Lee and Mrs. J. W. Lee were Denison visitors Friday.
*Miss Strahn spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Denison.
*Art Randel was among those who were in Denison Wednesday.
*E. B. Justice of Wendt, S. D., is visiting relatives and friends here.
*C. S. Holcomb visited this week with relatives at Clay Center, Neb.
*Mrs. Thomas Munsey and daughter were down from Deloit Saturday.
*August Messenbrink and wife returned Saturday from Crofton, Neb.
*Mrs. Dr. VanMetre was among the Dow City visitors at Denison Friday.
*Edwin Poitevin and H. B. Johnson were county seat visitors lasts Friday.
*Mrs. J. R. Best and Mrs. W. T. Kevan were Denison visitors yesterday.
*J. J. Carson and wife were down from Sac county this week visiting relatives.
*Mrs. J. N. Leslie who has been visiting in Nebraska returned home last week.
*A. J. Enbody, postmaster at Dunlap, was in Dow City Monday on a matter of business.
*Mrs. T. W. Swatman, Mrs. E. R. Brake and Mrs. C. Reynolds were in Denison Tuesday.
*C. M. Sease returned to Dow City yesterday after an extended visit with relatives in New York.
*J. E. Doser, E. G. Wiggins and Dr. VanMetre were business visitors at the county seat Tuesday.
*Mrs. G. W. Langley will go today to Ainsworth, Neb., where she will visit her children a few weeks.
*Miss Maud Lacy came from Iowa Falls for an over-Sunday visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Brake.
*Geo. Binnall was in Clayton county last week and purchased a fine black Percheron stallion weighing over ten thousand pounds.
*The household goods of Rev. Koser arrived yesterday.
*Adolph Honz has had a cement walk put in along the east side of his residence lots.
*John Howorth and Wm. Smith returned from Colorado last week bringing with them a couple of car loads of horses.
*I do cement work and guarantee it. My prices are right. Henry Olmstead.
*Morris McHenry and a gang of surveyors are at work surveying for the drainage ditch. They began at the county line this side of Dunlap and are coming this way.
*Our townsman, G. W. Huntington, has been appointed a member of the soldiers relief commission to succeed G. W. Holmes, deceased.
*The Northwestern will run a special train Wednesday night Oct. 6, leaving Omaha at 11:15 p.m. giving all ample time to see the electric parade and return to their homes the same night.
*The Baker Comedy company stopped here a few weeks ago for the winter. Soon afterwards Mr. and Mrs. Baker went to Nebraska and this week the press dispatches state that Mr. Baker shot and killed his wife and then killed himself. The outfit is still in Dow City.
*The new restaurant is completed and Mr. Rolls expects to move into it this evening. Remember you will hereafter find him in his new place which is indeed fine. We shall have more to say about it in the future.
*About as mean a trick as we usually have to chronicle was the deliberate cutting of the hammock of W. H. Wiggins last Sunday evening. If the guilty party should read this we trust they will repent of their meanness and replace the hammock which was destroyed without cause.
*The next L. D. S. reunion will be held at Little Sioux again next year. That place together with Denison and Missouri Valley were applicants. The following as the vote: first ballot, Little Sioux 133 votes, Denison 127, Missouri Valley 33. There being no choice a second vote resulted in 165 for Little Sioux and 148 for Denison. Dow City people regretted that Denison did not get it but was unable to help it.
DENISON REVIEW ,
October 6, 1909
Dow City Items
*Robert Woodruff of Green River, Utah, came in Monday evening to look after his interests here. He went to Denison Saturday for a few days. While greatly in love with his western home, he is always glad to get back to old Crawford.
*Uncle Charley Sease, who makes his home with his nephew, Henry Young, returned Thursday from an extended visit at his old home in New York State.
*Grandma Hardy, who has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. U. Wise, was taken to Denison Tuesday to stay for a while with Mrs. Swartzenbaugh, another daughter.
*Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson of Sac County came down last week to visit Mrs. Carson's mother, Mrs. S. J. Waters, and other friends.
*Mr. Morris McHenry, our popular county surveyor, with a bund of helpers are in the west part of the county making the preliminary survey for straightening the Boyer river. They commenced at the Harrison county line and coming east. While the river may never be straightened this looks encouraging.
*G. W. Huntington, one of our old soldiers, has received an appointment on the soldier's relief commission to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. G. W. Holmes of Charter Oak.
*Mrs. George Binnall entertained the Friday Club at her pleasant home Saturday afternoon. Nice refreshments were served and the members spent a very pleasant afternoon.
*Mrs. G. W. Langley went to Ainsworth, Neb., Friday for an extended visit with her children who live near that place.
*John Fritz of near Denison was a business visitor in town Friday.
*The temperance lecture which was recently given in the M.E. church was not very well attended. Temperance lectures are out of date in Dow City.
*G. M. Brake was a business visitor in Denison Monday.
*Married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Logsdon, Oct. 1, at high noon, their eldest daughter, Miss Gertrude M. Logsdon and Mr. Frank J. Glassburner, Rev. G. W. Koser of the M. E. church officiating. There was present only the near relatives and a few of the most intimate friends. Thus another Christian home is established, both being active members of the Dow City M. E. church. Both have lived almost all their lives in this immediate vicinity and are numbered among our best young people, and are so well and favorably known that they need no introduction to our people. The presents were many and very nice. After the ceremony a very fine wedding dinner was served. The happy pair took the afternoon train for a wedding trip east. Their many friends extend to them their hearty congratulations and wish for them all the happiness that life can give.
*Will Butler of Woodbine was visiting his daughters and other relatives in town Saturday.
*Gene Wiggins drove over to Shelby county Saturday evening for an over-Sunday visit with his sister, Mrs. Grace McBride.
*Mrs. Kosier, mistress of the M. E. parsonage and her children arrived her last Wednesday and are now "at home" for at least one year.
*Leila, one of the two-year old twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Rudd, has been very sick, but is now improving.
*Mr. Thomas Munsey of Deloit was calling on Dow City friends Saturday.
*There were two runaways this week. The first was a team belonging to Leslie Holcomb, which got scared at an auto at the east side of town. The buggy was considerably damaged. Saturday a team became scared at a paper and ran away. This buggy was also badly demolished. The loss in both cases we are told was considerable.
*The Misses Minnie Brake and Genevieve Dow were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Miss Esther Turnlund visited at the home of her brother, John, in Arion Saturday.
*Saturday the post office inspector was here and Mr. J. U. Wise was installed as postmaster. Miss May Randall, who was in the post office for awhile last spring, is to be the assistant for Mr. Wise, and we hope both the postmaster and the assistant will find the work agreeable both to themselves and the public.
*Mrs. L. E. Poitevin was shopping in Denison Saturday.
*Mr. William Galland has been under the doctor's care for several days and is slowly improving.
*Mr. Dave Houston, one of our former townsmen, but now of Phoenix, Arizona, arrived in town Saturday.
*Mr. and Mrs. James Ballentine and family returned Sunday from an extended visit with their relatives in Ireland. They report a very enjoyable visit.
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clark, Sept. 30th, a nice baby boy.
*The Baptist people expect to commence revival services in a week or ten days. The pastor will be assisted by a state evangelist.
*Section Foreman Berka and family of Arion, visited his brother, Frank Berka and wife, Sunday.
*W. C. Rolls moved his restaurant Friday evening to the new brick building owned by the Odd Fellows. Everything is new and clean and it is one of the best locations in town. Mr. Rolls is to be congratulated on securing this desirable location. At the time of the fire it seemed a great loss to Dow City, but it looks now like it had been an advantage instead of a loss.
*Miss Florence Munsey of near Deloit is staying with Mrs. B. H. Wiggins to attend school.
*The teachers of the town school went to the park Friday evening and had a chicken fry. We were not informed whose chickens they fried, but they had a good time anyway.
*Rev. Linn Slocumb, formerly of this place, but now of Beemer, Neb., received a telegram that his father, whose home is in Illinois, was very near death's door. He went through here Monday evening, hoping to be in time to see his father alive.
*Brice Binnall and Wesley Cramer gave a party at Brice's home last Wednesday evening to their friends. A nice lunch was served and all enjoyed the evening very much.
*Mrs. Marion Cole and daughter, Blanche, returned home Sunday evening from a visit with relatives at Denison.
*Mrs. J. U. Wise was in Denison Saturday to visit her mother and other relatives.
*Billy Toon invited in a number of his friends last Wednesday to spend the evening with him. Light refreshments were served and the boys had a good time as boys usually do.
*Miss Maud Lacy of Iowa Falls came last Wednesday for a short visit at the E. R. Brake home. She returned home Sunday.
*Valla Vaughn, James Turnlund and High Butterworth were Carroll visitors Sunday.
*Miss Grace Swatman and Earl Brake were Denison callers Sunday.
*D. E. Bremser went down to Omaha Wednesday to attend the Ak-Sar-Ben.
*All will be pleased to know that Postmaster Wise will keep the post office in the present location in the new brick block. It has the combination lock boxes and all up-to-date fixtures and is one of the very nicest post offices in the county.
*Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wiggins gave a family dinner Sunday to their nearest relatives. It was really a reunion of the Wiggins family. The dinner was fine and occasion enjoyable.
*Mr. Joe Hallowell, Miss Ada and Mrs. Jack Scott were Denison shoppers Thursday.
*Mrs. W. A. Cameron and Mrs. Mary Brake went to Omaha Wednesday to visit for a few days and take in the Ak-Sar-Ben.
*Henry Kelly and wife of near Denison were down Sunday to spend the day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly.
*Mrs. W. E. Dow was at Denison Tuesday having dental work done.
*Uncle Edmond Howorth and Miss Mary Howorth returned home last week from Denver, where they had accompanied Miss Grace, as she is attending school there this year.
*Mrs. N. R. Wilder went on the excursion to Ames last Friday to visit her son, Morris, who is attending the Agricultural school there this year.
*Mr. and Mrs. Morris McHenry went to Denison Monday evening to attend services. Mrs. McHenry will return for a few days' visit.
*Miss Flora Wiggins is down to visit the home of her sister, Mrs. L. E. Poitevin for a week's visit.
*The Lecture Course in Dow City will start on Oct. 18th. Reserved seats will be on sale at Goddard's drug store. The lecture course will consist of two lectures, one cartoonist and two musical numbers. Tickets for all the numbers will be sold for one dollar and a half.
*The high school alumni football game will take place next Saturday. The game will be at three thirty and a good game is expected.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, October 8, 1909
*John Rolls was up from Dunlap Friday.
*A. F. Boylan was down from Denison Saturday.
*Thomas Munsey came down from Deloit Saturday.
*Geo. Brake was a county seat visitor Monday.
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Clark, Oct. 1, a fine boy.
*Conner and Lally were down from Denison last week.
*M. W. Maxey was down from Arion Tuesday on business.
*Miss Laura Scott and Mrs. C. G. Terry went to Denison Wednesday.
*Attorney P. W. Harding was down from Denison Wednesday.
*A. L. Jackson was in Omaha Wednesday and had his eye operated on.
*Judge W. R. Green of Audubon was in Dow City Wednesday.
*Wm. McBride went to Denison Wednesday to look at a farm near there.
*Miss Esther Turnlund and Mrs. Caroline Reynolds were Arion visitors Saturday.
*Chas. Smith, Dr. VanMetre and J. W. Howlett and wife were in Denison Tuesday.
*D. L. Houston came last Saturday from Arizona for a visit with relatives and friends.
*John Cross of Earling called on us Saturday and made himself solid with the Enterprise.
*W. H. Wiggins and wife, Miss Lucy Healy and Miss Lula Crandall were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*Mrs. John Ahart and Mrs. John Gibson went to Omaha Monday to spend a few days at the Ak-Sar-Ben.
*Mrs. T. E. Baber, Miss Grace Hansen and their mother, Mrs. Claus Hansen, were in Denison Saturday.
*Mrs. L. E. Poitevin, Mrs. J. U. Wise and the Misses Grace and Daisy Glassburner were at Denison Saturday.
*Oliver Bybee started Wednesday for Hartington, Neb., where he expects to stay for an unlimited length of time.
*Herman Konekamp, who recently returned from a visit to Germany, was down from Denison with his wife last week.
*Mott McHenry and R. H. Woodruff were Denison visitors Saturday. The latter will be gone a week or two before returning.
*The Misses Bessie Alexander, Minnie Brake and Genevieve Dow were among the Dow City people who were in Denison Saturday.
*A. C. Butterworth of St. Louis was here Sunday. His father, Clair Butterworth, went with him to St. Louis for a few weeks visit.
*Mrs. N. R. Wilder went to Ames, Iowa, on the excursion last Friday where she visited with her son, Morris, as well as to enjoy the program of the day.
*Harry Huntington went to Wendt, S. D. Tuesday where he will gather up his belongings and ship them to Dow City. Soon after his return he will open up his hotel for serving meals.
*Don't forget the football game at the ballpark Saturday afternoon.
*If you have a good milk cow for sale see A. H. Rudd.
*The Baptist people are contemplating a series of revival meetings to begin about the 15 or 17 inst.
*A large number of young people enjoyed a party at the home of Brice Binnall in the country last Friday evening.
*J. M. Howell of West Side is taking the place of J. G. Graul as agent while Mr. Graul visits in South Dakota and else where a few weeks.
*When your wife goes away you can get a good meal served in the home-like manner at W. C. Rolls restaurant.
*J. E. Doser, returned to Artesin, New Mexico, Tuesday after a couple of weeks visit with friends and relatives.
*Arion has secured a lecture course, the first number, which is the Mary L. Powelson Company, occurs next Wednesday evening Oct. 13.
*Remember that F. W. Berka has bought the stock of picture frames of Mr. Wise.
*A mistake occurred last week in the item about Geo. Binnall's new stallion. The horse weights two thousand pounds.
*H. A. Newman who for several years has run a barbershop in Arion, has purchased a shop in Charter Oak and has taken possession.
*The Bank of Dow City is recognized by the board of supervisors as a bank in which to deposit county funds to the amount of $5,000.
*Eli Baber went to Long Pine, Neb., Tuesday. We understand he has accepted a railroad position for the winter and will then go on a farm at Gordon, Nebr., in the spring.
*Fred Bean's team got frightened at a flying paper breaking loose and ran away doing considerable damaged to buggy and harness. Greatest care should be taken not to throw waste paper on the street.
*We learn that Frank Glassburner and Miss Gertrude Logsdon were recently married but no particulars have been furnished us. These are some of our best young people and we make haste to wish them a great measure of joy and happiness.
*C. W. Grant, who is running Hotel Arion, gave one of the finest dinners last Sunday that anyone ever sat down to. N. R. Wilder and wife of Dow City were present. Ye editor acknowledges an invitation but is very sorry that he was unable to attend. Here's success to you Charles.
*The new restaurant as equipped by Mr. Rolls is certainly a swell place and those who appreciate something nice in our town should speak a good word for it and also give it what support they can. The equal of it is not along the line anywhere that we know of and we are proud of it.
*Mr. Clarence O'Meara of Dow City and Miss Lizzie Hassett of Denison, were married in Denison Tuesday, Rev. Father Farrelly officiating. The groom is a popular young man and the bride is a lady of many accomplishments and will make an excellent companion. We heartily join their many friends in extending congratulations. They will be at home on the farm southeast of Dow City.
*Rev. Koser and wife of the M. E. church and Rev. Place and wife of the Baptist church, Mrs. Frank McHenry and Mrs. J. B. Rae attended the meeting of pastors and Sunday School workers who were called together by the Rev. Ostrom the evangelist for the purpose of widening the influence of the meetings. Next Sunday will be the last for Rev. Ostrom. Much interest has been aroused and good accomplished.
*Last Saturday morning, Mr. J. U. Wise received his commission from the postmaster general to act as postmaster at Dow City. Immediately on presenting it to Mr. Wiggins, He at once turned over the office to Mr. Wise who is now in full charge with Miss Mae Randel as deputy. Mr. Wiggins has served the public in this capacity for over twelve years and has given quite general satisfaction. Mr. Wise is a new man in this position and no doubt some mistakes will be made in the distribution of mail but patrons should be as lenient as possible until he gets familiar with the work. We wish the retiring postmaster success as well as the incoming postmaster.
*You have often read of those cases where a woman ran a needle into her finger and about twenty years later it worked itself out of her big toe. Well, Here's a more wonderful case still. An Ohio teacher three years ago made a mistake of pinning her belt with a needle and the needle ran into her and could not be found; just the other day it was discovered coming out of the arm of one of the local school officials who was keeping company with her at the time of the accident. We don't know how the needle was recognized s the same one unless by the expression on its eye. How it got from the young Lady's waist into the man's arm is a secret which baffles science.
Wednesday, October 13, 1909
Dow City Items
*Harry Huntington went to Wendt, S. D. last week to bring his personal property and household goods from the homestead, as he expects to make Dow City his future home.
*Dr. L. B. Toon arrived in town last week. We have been informed that he does not expect to enter into practice here.
*Rev. J. J. Varley, formerly pastor of the Dow City M. E. church, was in town a short time last week. He was with this charge for three years and has many friends here who are always very glad to welcome him back.
*Mrs. Bessie Holcomb and children visited at the Kearns home in the country last week.
*Judge Will Green of Audubon was a business visitor in town last Thursday.
*Clair Butterworth has gone to St. Louis, Mo., for a few weeks' visit with his son, Asa and family.
*The ladies of the Park Improvement Club are getting ready to hold a rummage sale about the middle of October.
*Eli Baber, who has been section foreman here for four years, has resigned his place and gone to Gordon, Neb. He expects to secure work on the F.E. & M. V. road for the winter and then go on a farm near Gordon, Neb., in the spring. The family will probably remain here during the winter.
*Many from here have been attending the revival services in Denison.
*The Dow City Improvement Company has gone out of existence. They accomplished their purpose of getting a good hotel building for Dow City so feel their work to be done.
*So many from here have been in attendance at the Ak-Sar-Ben at Omaha lat week that all cannot be mentioned.
*Uncle Billy Houston sold his fine farm on the Paradise last week to Elias O'Meara. Consideration $85 per acre.
*Leonard Butterworth is putting in cement walks and otherwise improving his residence property occupied by the George Rule family. Mr. Butterworth expects to occupy this place himself as soon as Mr. Rule's lease expires which will be March 1st.
*J. G. Graul, agent at the Northwestern depot, is away to South Dakota for a few weeks' vacation. Mr. J. M. Howell from West Side is acting agent while Mr. Graul is away.
*J. E. Dosier, after a couple of weeks spend here with relatives and friends, has returned to his home at Artesia, N. M.
*Miss Esther Turnlund went to Council Bluffs last Wednesday to visit at the home of her brother, Elmer Turnlund. She returned home Sunday and reports a good time.
*Fred Jackson has sold his dray business to his brother, Andrew Jackson.
*The football game Saturday afternoon between the Alumni and the high school boys was a very interesting one and witnessed by a fair crowd. The tally was give to nine in favor of the Alumni.
*A. L. Jackson has sold his fine residence property in the south part of town to his son, Andrew, who will shortly move to town. Mr. Jackson purchased the residence where Fred Jackson lives and will occupy the same. Fred will move onto the farm just east of town for the winter.
*The following announcement was received Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Newcomb announce the marriage of their daughter, Varena Anna to Mr. Robert Woodruff on Wednesday, the sixth of October, one thousand nine hundred and nine, at Gibson City, Illinois, at home after the tenth of November, Green River, Utah. All know Bob too well to need an introduction as he was raised near our town and will wish for him and Mrs. Woodruff a long, happy and prosperous life.
*Miss Edna Fritz visited at the home of her uncle, John Fritz, near Denison Sunday.
*Mrs. C. C. Miller and daughter, Florence, spent several days in Omaha last week visiting relatives.
*Henry Roy has been confined to the house for several days with inflammatory rheumatism.
*Mr. and Mrs. Myler of South Dakota have been visiting recently at the Frank Green home.
*Henry Nelson drove up to Denison Sunday.
*The first quarterly meeting of the conference year was held Tuesday evening at the M. E. church. District Superintendent Baxter was in attendance.
*Mr. and Mrs. Arrenson and Mr. and Mrs. Olson of near Charter Oak were over Sunday-visitors at the Adolph Honz home.
*Miss Golda Dow delightfully entertained the G. H. C. Saturday evening. A very fine supper was served and all enjoyed the evening very much and say Miss Dow is a splendid entertainer.
*Last Thursday afternoon, the Priscilla Club met with Mrs. Charley Smith. It is always a pleasure to be a guest at the Smith home.
*Mr. Henry Scott has purchased the farm owned by Marion Cole and will occupy it in the spring.
*When the call came from Arion Sunday at midnight for help to fight the fire, our fire company promptly responded. They flagged an approaching freight train and were soon on the field of action. About forty went up from here we are told. Five months ago when Dow City was burning Arion gave us valuable assistance. We know how to sympathize with Arion in her loss.
*Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glassburner arrived home Sunday morning from their wedding trip.
*Married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Hallowell, Friday evening, October eighth, their eldest daughter, Miss Ada E. Hallowell and Mr. Garfield Rule. Rev. J. J. Varley of Minburn, Iowa, officiated, using the beautiful ring service of the M. E. church. The ceremony was witnessed by the nearest relatives only. The bride was arrayed in white and carried a bouquet of white cut flowers. After the ceremony an elegant three course supper was served. They received many nice presents, both useful and ornamental. Thus are united two of the best families of the community. The contracting parties being so well and favorably know that they need no introduction. Miss Ada was one of our most successful teachers. Garfield is a prosperous business man, he and his uncle, A. L. Rule having purchased a hardware store recently at Red Oak, Iowa. They have a large circle of friends who extend congratulations and wish for them (missing last of article)
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, 10-15-1909
*Ralph Roy came down from Denison Tuesday to see his parents.
*Remember the rummage sale in Aharts hall Saturday, Oct. 16.
*Mrs. J. R. Rudd has been sick this week but is now better.
*J. L. Butterworth has been putting in some cement walk this week.
*O. W. Nelson of Arion was doing some furnace work in Dow City this week.
*A. L. Jackson purchased the dray from his brother, Fred, this week and is now in possession. He promises his patrons good service.
*A. L. Jackson purchased the residence occupied and owned by his father in the south part of town and moved into it Wednesday.
*Highest market price paid for poultry at the meat market, Dow City.
*Section foreman Goodman moved his family here from Dunlap last week and is now living in the Wiggins residence in the west part of town.
*Fred F. Jackson sold his residence to his father who at once moved into it and Fred moved to the farm east of town which was until recently owned by his brother Andrew.
*The first freezing weather of the season came Monday night when ice was formed a quarter of an inch in thickness. This was followed Tuesday night by another hard freeze.
*F. W. Berka and Art S. Randel have rented one of the new brick store buildings and will soon move into it. This will be a very nice place for Mr. Berka's jewelry store and Mr. Randel's insurance office.
*Word was received here Saturday from Hawarden that D. W. Kinyon was dead. He is father of Mrs. Ed Kepford and is well known here. His remains were taken to Woodbine Tuesday for interment. What the cause of his death was we did not learn.
*The horseshoe pitching contest comes off in Denison next Wednesday. The champion in the county will get a gold medal presented by Dr. B. F. Philbrock. No one in the county is barred and no entrance fee is charged.
*Dow City, Iowa, Oct. 11, '09;
Mr. Rudd, Editor of the Enterprise:
- Last Wednesday on reading an appeal in the Christian Home of Council Bluffs, asking for potatoes, a though came to me, why not ask the school children to contribute? So I sent a note to Miss Goddard, also the paper, to read to the children asking her to put the matter before them, asking each one to bring one potato or as many more as they chose. I also asked her to place the matter before Miss Strahan and Miss Wiggins which she did and the same noon I received a note from Miss Goddard saying the children were very much interested and to send the sacks right away (I had related I would see to the shipping and pay the freight).
To my surprise when I weighed them and prepared them for shipment we have 6 ﺵ bu. from only the three rooms. I think it is a good thing to teach young children to think of those who are less fortunate than themselves. I thought it would please the children to see an account of it in the Enterprise. A "Lady of Dow City" P.S. Some of the children brought half a bushel or more. This same Lady would gladly see to the sending of any outgrown garments or shoes in good condition if they were only brought to the same teachers.
*Married - At the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Hallowell last Friday evening at six o'clock, was solemnized the marriage of their daughter, Ada, to Mr. J. G. Rule, Rev. J. J. Varley, a former pastor of the M. E. church here, pronounced the ceremony in a most beautiful and impressive manner. At the Close of the ceremony congratulations were extended, followed by merry jest and cheerful conversation. We know nothing of the refreshments or presents but feel assured the feast was delicious and the presents numerous and valuable.
The bride is a lady of many graces of mind and person, who is capable of filling the home she will adorn with happiness and will prove to be truly a helpmate and companion to the husband she has chosen to honor. The bride has taught many terms of school in this county and two years in Idaho. She was a graduate of the Iowa State College at Ames. The groom was raised to manhood in Paradise township and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rule who are honored and respected people. He is a young man engaged in the hardware business in Red Oak, Iowa, and will make his mark in the world.
They departed Monday for Red Oak which will be their future home. The congratulations on the happy event are numerous and the Enterprise is pleased to join on this occasion and add its hearty good wishes to those being so freely expressed.
*Bad Fire in Arion - Three Buildings and Post Office with contents Were Destroyed - About 11:30 Sunday evening an alarm was given that fire was burning in the store of C. R. McKeeman, known as the Arion Mercantile Company. The alarm was made general as soon as possible but by the time the fire department got out the fire had spread to that extent that nothing could be done to save either building or contents which were a total loss. The fire also spread immediately to the drug store and postoffice and nothing was saved from that building. The next in path of the flames was the saloon building of Pat Hederman which was destroyed with nearly all the contents. Some of the merchandise was removed from this building but we are informed they were nearly all stolen.
The ice house and barn of Mr. Hederman was also burned as well as some other small out buildings. Another frame building a few feet distant from the saloon, was saved by the arrival of the Dow City fire department who are given credit for some very good work and were throwing water on the flames in twenty five minutes after the telephone message reached Dow City. They were helped to reach there so soon by flagging a freight train and loading the apparatus.
The Charter Oak fire department responded but not being able to get a train at once were too late to be of service. Their willingness and effort is appreciated, however. The Kemming stock of clothing was nearly all removed from the store but by heroic effort that building was also saved. Some damage occurred to the bank across the street by the heat breaking some of the windows. The losses and insurance so far as we were able to learn were as follows: C. R. McKeeman, stock of merchandise loss $12,000; insurance $11,000.
The building which was owned by F. A. Woods, of Lincoln, Neb., and value at $6,000 was no doubt insured but for what amount we could not learn. The post office and drugstore building was also owned by Mr. Woods and is included in the above estimate. M. W. Maxey who owned the drugstore building had $750 insurance while his loss is at least double the insurance.
The entire contents of the postoffice was also burned, the fixtures of which Mr. Maxey, the postmaster owned and will lose. The loss to Pat Hederman on saloon building and contents, ice house and barn was about $2000, on which he carried $1,000. Mr. O. W. Nelson was also a loser to the extent of about $500 on stoves which he had stored in a rear room of the drug store and on which he had no insurance. So far as we could learn there is no intention at present, by any of the losers to rebuild. The loss is a serious one to our neighboring town and we know how to sympathize with them.
*Miss Mildred Butterworth was in Denison Tuesday.
*Herman Lazerus spent several days this week in Omaha.
*W. A. Cameron is home for a few days this week.
*E. N. Chamberlain and wife were in Denison Wednesday.
*Rev. J. J. W. Place was a Denison visitor Monday afternoon.
*D. C. Crandall and S. A. Dow were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*Fred Gigax of Kansas City was in Dow City Monday visiting old friends.
*Mrs. R. T. Baber and Mrs. O. A. Cooper were Denison visitors Friday.
*Chas. Grant was down from Arion Monday making some necessary purchases for his hotel.
*Mr. And Mrs. J. G. Graul started Tuesday for a visit with relatives at Cedar Rapids and Clinton.
*M. L. Houlihan, cashier of the Arion State bank was a business visitor in Dow City Monday.
*L. E. Poitevin and Merton Thomas were among the Dow City visitors at the county seat Saturday.
*D. L. Houston started Tuesday on his return home to Arizona after a weeks visit with relatives and friends.
*Ed Riddle and wife and son Norman, Mrs. E. D. Butts and Mrs. Clarence Bryan were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Ed Kepford and wife and Dan Wingrove and wife attended the funeral ceremonies of D. W. Kinyon at Woodbine Tuesday.
*W. C. Rolls went to Cedar Rapids Monday as a delegate from the Red Men Lodge in Dow City to the state meeting of the order.
*Thos. McBride and wife were in Dow City Wednesday on their way home to Defiance from Logan where they had been visiting.
*Mrs. McChesney and Mrs. Hiatt who have been visiting several weeks at the Chas. Smith home, returned Saturday to their home at Glenellen, Ill.
*John and Frank Howorth were in South Omaha Wednesday and purchased three car loads of cattle which they will feed on their farm southeast of town.
DENISON REVIEW, 10-20-1909
Dow City Items
*Vance Tripp was up from Omaha several days last week visiting relatives.
*Roy Roup of Ames was a recent visitor at the Mrs. S. E. Baber home.
*Aunt Serelda Rudd was quite sick for several days last week, but is improving.
*Mrs. McChesney and Mrs. Hiatt, after spending several weeks at the Charlie Smith home, returned Saturday to their homes at Glenellen, Ill.
*Art S. Randall and Frank W. Berks have rented one of the new brick buildings from W. Wiggins. Mr. Randall will still be engaged in the insurance business and Mr. Berks is the jeweler and picture man. This is a fine location for their business.
*There is being a large number of cattle shipped in for feeding purposes. Howorth Bros. Received three cars of feeders Friday.
*W. C. Rolls was in Cedar Rapids last week attending the state, lodge of Red Men as a delegate from the Dow City Lodge.
*Mr. Goodman, section foreman on the C. & N. W. railroad, moved his family up from Dunlap recently and is living in the Wiggins house in the west part of town.
*D. L. Houston started for his home in Arizona Tuesday, after a couple of weeks spent with relatives here.
*The Baptist people commenced a series of revival meetings Friday evening. Rev. D. W. Reinhart will assist Pastor Place in these meetings.
*Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Graul were visiting relatives last week at Cedar Rapids and other places in the eastern part of the state.
*D. W. Kinyon, a former resident of this place, whose death notice appeared last week, was buried at Woodbine. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kepford and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wingrove went down to attend the funeral.
*The Dow City high school football team went down to Logan Saturday to play a game with the Logan team. The score stood 23 to 0 in favor of the Logan boys, but the Dow City team knows how to take defeat as well as victory.
*The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society met with Mrs. Eugene Crandall Wednesday of last week.
*The Jackson families all changed residences last week. A. L. is now in the Fred Jackson house, Andrew in the big house in the south part of town and Fred on the farm east of town.
*Mrs. Emma Pilate of South Dakota visited with Mrs. S. J. Waters last Wednesday.
*Mr. William McBride, who lives southwest of town, has sold his farm to George Kearns.
*Mr. E. D. Butts and John Killian went to Des Moines Sunday to attend the grand lodge of the Independent order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Butts goes as the representative of this district and Mr. Killion went as a delegate from Globe Lodge No. 280 of Dow City.
*The Baptist people commenced a series of revival meetings last Friday evening with Rev. Rhinehart to assist the pastor, Rev. J. J. Place. They cordially invite all to attend and assist in the meetings.
*Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cook of Paradise visited at the home of Mrs. Cook's brother, Earl Green in town Sunday.
*Mrs. E. N. Chamberlain very nicely entertained the Priscilla Club at her home Thursday afternoon. A nice lunch was served which added much to the enjoyment of the afternoon.
*Mrs. W. E. Fishel and daughter, Lois, were Omaha visitors Friday.
*Earl Brake was a Denison visitor Saturday.
*The Friday Club went out to the country home of Mrs. Ethel Binnall, Friday afternoon, and were royally entertained. Those visits to the country are very much enjoyed.
*Mrs. May Brake and her daughter, Rena, and son, Lloyd, were shopping in Omaha last Wednesday.
*Mrs. J. N. Bell and Mrs. W. A. Cameron were Denison visitor Monday.
*Miss Edyce Bassett, who has been the trimmer in Miss Healy's millinery shop this fall, returned to her home at Cedar Rapids Tuesday.
*Miss Grace Swatman and Miss Ida Waterhouse were shopping in Denison Saturday.
*Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crandall were taking in the sights of Omaha last Friday.
*Mrs. A. H. Rudd enjoyed a visit on Friday from her brother, Mr. Dobson and family, of Dakota.
*Last Friday evening when Mrs. Davie Walters and son, Willie, were driving to town, they were in some way thrown from the buggy and Mrs. Walters was quite badly hurt, but is getting along all right.
*Rev. Briggs of Lamoni, Iowa, who organized the Latter Day Saints church at Gallands Grove fifty years ago, was in town last week and preached a few times in the L. D. S. church.
*The basket ball girls had a candy booth in the hall Saturday and sold home made candy. They cleared about six dollars.
*The ladies of the Park Improvement Club held their annual rummage and market day sale in Ahart's hall Saturday.
*Mrs. E. D. Butts and Mrs. Malone were Denison shoppers Tuesday.
*Asa Bybee has moved to town and will work with Jack Scott in the blacksmith shop. He and his wife will occupy the Henry Mitchell house in the east part of town.
*George Carey is here from Overton, Neb., for a visit with relatives and friends.
*Mrs. Caroline Reynolds enjoyed a visit from her nephew and his wife from Indiana. They returned to their home Monday evening.
*Mr. and Mrs. William Edwards, former residents of this community but now of Armour, S. D., arrived in town Monday afternoon for a few days' visit with friends and old neighbors. They like their new home very much, but are glad to see their old friends again. They expect to return to their home at Armour the latter part of this week.
*The first number of the lecture course was given Monday evening. There was only a fair sized audience. The subject of the lecture was, "The Sunny Side of Life." The speaker put in "full time" so say the ones who were there.
*Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodruff arrived in Dow City on Tuesday morning on their honeymoon trip. The bride is a delightful and charming one and the groom is the same old Bob whom every one likes. They will receive a warn welcome in Mr. Woodruff's old home.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, October 22, 1909
*Clarence O'Meara was in Omaha this week.
*F. M. Cole went to Aberdeen, S. D. this week.
*Clair Butterworth returned from St. Louis Monday.
*Frank Wettengel was up from Dunlap Monday on business.
*Miss Mae Randall was a brief Dunlap visitor Wednesday.
*Mrs. E. D. Butts and Mrs. Malone were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*Chas. Smith and his son Joseph were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Mrs. J. N. Bell and Mrs. W. A. Cameron were Denison visitors Monday.
*Frank Downs and family returned from their western visit Tuesday.
*W. B. Gibson returned Monday from several weeks visit in the west.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey was transacting business at the county seat Tuesday.
*Frank Binnall and W. T. Kevan were business visitors in Denison this week.
*Elder E. C. Briggs of Lamoni, Iowa, preached twice at the L. D. S. church Sunday.
*Milford Sharp came down from Wendt, S. D. Wednesday for a visit with relatives.
*Wm. Edwards and wife of Armour, S. D. have been visiting friends here this week.
*Aunt Lucy Goff returned Tuesday from Denison where she had been visiting about a week.
*E. B. Justice returned to Wendt, S. D. yesterday. His wife expects to go in about a week.
*Mrs. J. H. Pearsall, Mrs. C. L. Rudd and Mrs. Frank Binnall were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*W. W. Clark and sons Thomas and Ancel and Leslie Holcomb were looking at the country in Nebraska this week.
*Miss Mildred Butterworth started Wednesday for St. Louis where she will visit with her brother Asa and family.
*Mrs. Elizabeth Wiggins went Monday to Cherokee to visit her daughters Mrs. E. W. Bruner and Mrs. G. L. Goldie.
*Miss Edice Bassett, who was trimmer for Miss Lucy Healy in her millinery store, returned to her home at Lake Mills, Minn.
*Mrs. Mary Abbe of Schleswig was a recent visitor with her brother Adoph Honz in Dow City and her sister Mrs. Thos. Ahart southeast of town.
*Rev. L. V. Slocumb of Wisner, Neb., stopped last Saturday on his return home from Albany, Ill., where he had been to attend the funeral of his father.
*Ed. Butts and John Killion have been in attendance at a meeting of the I. O. O. F., Grand lodge at Davenport, as a representative of the local lodge in Dow City.
*A. H. Dobson, brother of the editor's wife, with his family were visiting in Dow City Saturday. They have recently sold out in South Dakota and purchased land in Texas where they will soon move.
*John Bayles of Manilla dropped dead Monday.
*W. W. Clark purchased two loads of cattle in South Omaha Saturday.
*The Crawford County Telephone Co. unloaded a car load of poles here Wednesday.
*We are informed that Wm. Mcbride purchased a farm south of Denison. W. A. Baber and wife are home again after spending a few weeks on the Frank Downs farm caring for his stock while they were in the west. Tomorrow is the last day for registration for the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock reservation lands. The drawing will occur next week.
*Milford Sharp came down from Wendte, S. D. to stay with his father this winter. He reports his sister, Addie and Wm. Sterrett married Oct. 19.
*The insurance adjusters have been in Arion and settled Mr. Maxey's loss, paying him the full amount of his policy. Mr. McKeeman's loss was also adjusted but we did not learn what amount he was to receive.
*Some of our business men who set up a terrible howl about people sending orders to department stores, have all their stationary printed away from home to save five cents. "Consistency, thou art a jewel."
*Coehn & Son have sold their large stock of merchandise to Herman Lazerus the junior member of the firm. An invoice is being taken and in all probability the new proprietor will have an announcement next week.
*R. H. Woodruff and Miss Vaerna Newcomb were married about two weeks ago at Gibson City, Ill. We extend congratulations. They are staying in Dow City for the present but next month will go to Green River, Utah which will be their future home.
*We have just heard of a school ma'am introducing a new feature in her school. When one of the girls miss a word the boy who spells it gets permission to kiss her. The result is the girls are becoming poor spellers while the boys are improving right along. This was not in the Dow City school.
*Thursday night of last week some one stole all of Mr. J. U. Wise's turnips. Is it possible that thee is anyone in Dow City in such a condition as to make it necessary to steal something in order to sustain life? They were choice turnips and Mr. Wise would like to have one returned for seed.
*W. A. McHenry has just received the good news that his cattle on exhibition at the Missouri State fair had received eighteen first premiums and six championships. This is certainly a great showing for the McHenry cattle and Crawford county entire is glad she is on the map in the cattle business. The City Hotel which is newly furnished in a first class manner throughout with steam heat in every room, will be opened to the pubic one week from next Monday, which will be Nov. 1. The rooms have been ready a few weeks but at this time the serving of meals will commence. We wish landlord Huntington success. Now let us all get busy and boost for the hotel.
*In some of our state institutions the following number of persons are kept. Mount Pleasant 1,032 patients, and in the hospital for female inebriates at the same place there are twenty patients. In the penitentiary at Fort Madison there are 439 persons confined. In the hospital at Clarinda there is 1,087 patients and at Glenwood the state has 1,082 patients. There are other state institutions from which we have no statistics.
October 27, 1909
Dow City Items
*Clair Lloyd went to Ells last Thursday where he will spend the winter with friends and attend school.
*Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Downs and family returned last Thursday from an extended visit with relatives in the state of Washington. They also visited the exposition at Seattle. The pleasure of the visit was somewhat marred by Mrs. Downs being sick most of the time they were away. On their way home they visited relatives at Giltner and Overton, Neb.
*Mr. Willis B. Wiggins and son Marten, went to Omaha Thursday and came home Friday.
*Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bell went to Denison last week where Ms. Bell was operated on for an abscess on her face. She was quite sick, but is getting along very nicely now.
*Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Baber are home again from the Frank Downs' farm where they have been for the past seven weeks. They have been "Running the ranch" while the Downs family were away.
*W. J. Scriber of Denison was a business visitor in town last Thursday.
*Last Wednesday Miss Mildred Butterworth started for St. Louis, Mo., for an extended visit with her brother, Asa and family.
*Mrs. B. H. Wiggins went to Cherokee Monday for an extended visit with her daughters, Mrs. E. W. Bruner and Mrs. G. L. Goldie.
*Quite a number of the business men of Dow City have agreed to close their places of business at seven o'clock this week on account of the revival services at the Baptist church.
*Milford Sharp recently returned to Dow City from Wendte, S. D. where he has been building down a fine homestead. He will remain with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brinton Sharp, for the winter.
*Mrs. E. D. Butts and Mrs. Margaret Malone were Denison shoppers Tuesday.
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Bremser, October 21st, a daughter. We most sincerely congratulate this fortunate child on being born into such an excellent family. This is their first child.
*Mr. and Mrs. Morris McHenry entertained Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodruff at supper Wednesday evening.
*Miss Addie Sharp and Mr. William Sterrett were married on October 19th. Both were former residents of this vicinity but wend to Wendte, S. D. to hold down homesteads. Miss Addie was one of Crawford county's successful teacher. They have many friends here who will wish for them a successful and happy married life.
*The young people enjoyed a party at the Birkhofer home west of town Thursday evening, it being Miss Lena's birthday.
*The Dow City Hotel, new, clean and nicely furnished will be opened to the public November first and the hotel will be run first class and up to date. Dow City has been without a hotel for five years, since the other one was burned. Our people will surely know how to appreciate this one. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Huntington abundant success in this enterprise.
*Mr. William Galland is very sick at his home in the east part of town. His friends hope he may soon be better.
*The well known firm of Cohen and Son have sold their big department store to Herman Lazerus, the junior partner of the firm. They are invoicing the stock and by the time this is in print the new proprietor will be in possession. We have not been informed what Mr. Cohen will do but hope this estimable family may remain in town.
*"Dock" Gibson returned recently from an extended tour of the west.
*Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Galland and family were up from Missouri Valley several days last week visiting relatives in and about town.
*Miss Grace Thomas was the victim of a very serious and painful accident Sunday afternoon. She was standing up in one of the old fashioned rope wings. When quite a distance up, the rope broke. She fell to the ground striking on one foot. The ankle bone was broken and driven upward tearing loose all the ligaments. The ankle was also badly sprained. A physician was called who reduced the fracture and made the patient as comfortable as possible. Grace is a bright girl, one of the graduates of the class of '09. She has the sympathy of a large circle of friends who hope that there may be no permanent injury.
*Mrs. E. N. Chamberlain and Mrs. E. H. Swasey were Denison shoppers Saturday.
*Dr. and Mrs. Brannon of Denison were Sunday guests at the Dr. Van Metre home.
*Someone must be bootlegging in Dow City. There is an empty business house on the east side of Main street and some of the habitual drunkards have been seen at different time congregated in an alcove at the back of the building drinking out of bottles. It is not likely they would sneak back there to drink cold tea.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE
October 29, 1909 - Friday
*Miss Sadie Rudd returned to Omaha Tuesday.
*H. Huntington and Al Rudd went to Omaha Tuesday.
*Gene Baber went over to Gallands Grove last Sunday.
*R. H. Woodruff and wife spent Tuesday in Denison.
*Frank Howorth drove his fine auto to Denison this week.
*Alfred Jackson was a business visitor in Dunlap Saturday.
*David Walters and wife were Denison visitors this week.
*Mrs. W. E. Fishel visited relatives at Ute during the past week.
*Elder C. E. Butterworth preached twice at the L. D. S. church Sunday.
*Mrs. Elizabeth Wiggins returned from her Cherokee visit Wednesday.
*N. R. Wilder and wife and Wm. McBride were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*Chas. Smith and wife went to Denison Wednesday for a couple of days visit.
*Mrs. W. H. Buss and her sister, Mrs. F. J. Branaka, went to Omaha Tuesday.
*W. C. Rolls and wife and Mrs. R. T. Baber were Denison visitors last Friday.
*Dr. Brannon and wife were Sunday guests at the Dr. Van Metre home in Dow City.
*C. P. Stoley and wife returned Wednesday from a visit with his sister in Carroll.
*Harry Stoley of Tama county is visiting his brother Claude in Dow City this week.
*W. H. Wiggins and M. A. Pearsall were Council Bluffs and Omaha visitors Wednesday.
*Miss Fern Crandall came home from Boone Saturday for a few days visit with her parents.
*Uncle Edmund Howorth went to Logan last Friday to the funeral of an old friend, John Vore.
*Mrs. T. C. Dobson was down from Deloit yesterday visiting her daughter Mrs. A. H. Rudd.
*Mrs. Ellen Crandall and daughter Fern, went to Dunlap Wednesday for a brief visit with relatives.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey, P. W. O'Meara and S. A. Dow were transacting business at the county seat Tuesday.
*Mrs. F. J. Branaka of Cedar Rapids, Neb. Is here this week visiting her sister, Mrs. W. H. Buss and other relatives.
*Mrs. E. R. Green started last Friday for Overton, Neb., after a few weeks visit with her relatives and friends here and at Denison.
*J. G. Graul and wife started Wednesday for a visit at Pierre, Rapid City, Hot Springs and other places in South Dakota and will return by way of Chadron and other places in Nebraska.
*L. A. Vore and wife and their daughter, Mrs. Gardner, went to Logan Friday to attend the funeral of John Vore, uncle of L. A. Vore. He lived in this county fifty years ago but later moved to Harrison county which has been his home for many years.
*Buster Brown school shoes sold by The Boys, Denison.
*When in Arion get your meals at Hotel Arion. Chas. Grant is the cook and everything is first class.
*Just before going to press we learn of the death of James Riddle. The funeral will occur Saturday afternoon at the M. E. church being in charge of the Odd Fellows.
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Bremser, Oct. 21, a daughter. We extend congratulations and wish the young lady a long and happy life with her parents. Dave is stepping higher than a blind horse this week.
*W. H. Cose of Deloit won the gold medal given by Dr. Philbrook for the champion horse shoe pitcher of Crawford county. The tournament was held in Denison last week. Hans Konekamp, a brother of Mrs. J. R. Best was second.
*F. W. Berka, the jeweler is comfortably situated in one of the new brick buildings which is very neat and commodious. He has plenty of room her for a display of his jewelry and musical goods and also his picture framing business. The office of S. A. Dow, land agent and Art S. Randel, insurance agent, is also in this building.
*We have repeatedly warned boys against doing damage to property on Hollowe'en night, but it has not been heeded and property owners have been to considerable trouble and expense to replace buildings that have been damaged by being overturned. We hope it will not occur again this year. No doubt there will be special police appointed to assist in protecting property but parents could do more than all others if they would keep their boys at home. Those who keep their boys at home will have the satisfaction of knowing where they are and if damage ids done that they are not the guilty ones. I am not speaking against innocent pranks, but those depredations that are committed which cause damage to property.
*Dow City has a restaurant of which the town may be proud. It is a neat brick structure erected by the Odd Fellows and is occupied by W. C. Rolls who has spared no expense to git it up with first class furniture, the equal of which cannot be found in any small town, or even in towns much larger than Dow City. Mr. Rolls is giving people who patronize him the worth of their money. He has a first class helper in the person of Lincoln Goddard who can wait on as many people as any man in a similar position. Courteous treatment is given everyone and it is a pleasure to go there when hungry, because of the satisfaction in obtaining a good, clean first class meal. Mrs. Roll's business has increased constantly since he moved into this place, but in order that it be a permanent success the patronage must continue which in all probability will be the case. We sincerely wish Mr. Rolls the success he so much deserves.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, November 5, 1909
*M. C. Norris and son went to Dunlap Sunday.
*W. V. Butler came up from Woodbine last Friday.
*H. Young and wife were Denison visitors Friday.
*A. L. Jackson and wife were Dunlap visitors Tuesday.
*L. C. Hatch spent Sunday in Council Bluffs and Omaha.
*Theo. Walker and wife came down from Denison Saturday.
*Miss Bertha Munsey returned to her home at Deloit Sunday.
*Mrs. H. Bell and Mrs. J. U. Wise were east bound passengers Wednesday.
*A. L. Jackson was in Denison Tuesday and secured a hunter's license.
*E. R. Brake and wife and son Wesley went to Lincoln, Neb. Saturday.
*F. W. Pearsall, Chas. Justice and Edwin Poitevin were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*Mrs. W. H. Buss and son and Mrs. Addie Ahart were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*John Mathis and Sam Brasel were transacting business at the county seat Saturday.
*Mrs. M. C. Norris went to Grand Junction, Iowa, Tuesday for a visit with relatives.
*Lon Rudd and wife came down from Wendt, S. D. Tuesday for a visit with relatives.
*W. L. Swatman was called to Denison Saturday evening to furnish music for a dance.
*Rev. D. M. Houghtelin was a brief visitor in Dow City Saturday on his way to Council Bluffs.
*Prof. Barborka and son were down from Denison Sunday visiting at the W. E. Fishel home.
*James Riddle and L. T. Smith came from Creighton, Nebr., Saturday to attend the Riddle funeral.
*Mrs. G. W. Langley returned home from her visit with relatives at Ainsworth, Neb., last Friday evening.
*Mrs. A. P. Turnland and daughters Kate and Esther, were eastbound passengers last Saturday.
*August Messenbrink and wife, Ben Messenbrink and Miss Bessie Griffin attended a dance in Denison last Saturday night.
*Mrs. R. Branaka returned to Cedar Rapids, Neb. Wednesday after a few weeks visit with relatives here and at Denison.
*J. H. Pearsall and W. B. Gibson returned Saturday from their hunting trip on the Missouri bottom. They were loaded with a fine string of ducks.
*Morris Wilder and a friend of his came from Ames and spent Saturday and Sunday at the Wilder home in Dow City. Morris is getting along fine with his studies and likes it there real well.
*Sears Nelson returned last Saturday from quite an extended visit in the far west. He visited Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other places and enjoyed his trip very much.
*Died - James Riddle died last week at the hospital at Clarinda. The remains were brought here Saturday. The funeral was preached by Rev. Koser at the M. E. church and the remains interred in the Dow City cemetery. Before his last affliction came upon him he had one of the brightest minds and most retentive memory of anyone we ever knew. He could at any time converse intelligently on all the leading topics of the time. He was a carpenter by trade and a single man but had a large number of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a true friend. The Enterprise extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.
*Harry Dobson of Deloit was killed almost instantly by the bursting of a fly wheel. He was engaged with others in sawing wood when the accident happened. He was born in Deloit, July 24, 1883 and grew to manhood where he was highly respected as an honorable, upright citizen and neighbor. He was the youngest son of Mrs. T. C. Dobson of Deloit and a brother of Mrs. A. H. Rudd of Dow City. The funeral was preached by Elder J. W. Wight of Lamoni, Iowa and was very largely attended. The remains were interred in the Deloit cemetery. He leaves a wife and one son, his mother, two brothers, four sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. We extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.
*Several new cement street crossings have been put in this week.
*The G. H. C's were handsomely entertained by Miss Lulu Crandall at her home last Saturday.
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Riley, Monday, a daughter. We extend congratulations.
*Elder J. W. Wight of Lamoni, Iowa, preached three times at the L. D. S. church this week.
*Several car loads of stock and grain were shipped from here this week by Joe McColl and John Ahart.
*A recent letter from F. S. Stone contains the information that they are getting along fine and sends best wishes to friends here.
*Alfred Jackson has put in a cement walk along his newly purchased residence which adds much to its looks and value.
*Marshall Hatton of Carroll was shot and instantly killed early Tuesday morning by a burglar whom he was arresting.
*Mrs. L. D. Butler an old lady of Woodbine, celebrated her eighty-fifth birthday last week. She has been a resident of that vicinity for 58 years.
*Harry Huntington has his hotel fully ready for the public. He served the fist meals yesterday. He is deserving of a liberal patronage.
*Members of the Friday Club entertained their husbands and gentlemen friends at a Holloe'en party Monday evening. An exceptionally good time was had by all present.
*The Masonic lodge were banqueted by their ladies Monday night after they had completed the degree work. The repast was excellent. Some toasts were given and a general good time was had by all.
*E. N. Chamberlain, H. C. Stempel, Ed Ahart and W. E. Fishel were among the hunters who were over about Mondamin after ducks this week. They returned home with a good supply.
*If there is a law on our statute books prohibiting drinking intoxicating liquors on railroad trains it is practically a dead letter because it is done on many trains and is not only witnessed by passengers but by the trainmen as well.
*The sad news reached us that Mr. T. P. Black, an old friend to many in and around Dow City, had died very suddenly and in a similar manner to that of his brother George a year or two ago. We sincerely extend sympathy to the bereaved family. Clair Butterworth and wife and Aunt Nettie Graves went to Fort Dodge Wednesday to attend the funeral.
DENISON REVIEW, 11-10-1909
Dow City Items
*Born to Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Riley, November 1st, a fine baby girl.
*Mr. Albion Hardy and son, former residents of this vicinity, but now of Mitchell, S. D., were fortunate enough to each draw a good quarter section of land in the recent land drawing in South Dakota. Many friends here will be glad to hear of their good luck.
*Henry Olmstead has purchased the Jim Baber property and moved into it last Wednesday.
*Mr. and Mrs. Clair Butterworth and Mrs. Nettie Graves went to Fort Dodge last Wednesday to attend the funeral of T. P. Black, which occurred that day. Mr. Black lived in Dow City for a number of years and has many friends here. His death is said to be very similar to that of his brother, George, who died two years ago, and occurred in the same house and the same room. Heart failure was the cause of death in both instances. Sympathy of friends is extended to Mrs. Black and the boys.
*Mrs. N. C. Norris and children went to Grand Junction Tuesday of last week for a visit with relatives.
*Mr. and Mrs. Lon Rudd of Wendt, S. D. came last week for a visit with relatives.
*William H. Rule has sold his farm to Mr. Bryan, who will occupy it. We hope the Rule family will locate in this vicinity.
*The school children had vacation Thursday and Friday last week while the teachers were at a teachers' convention at Des Moines. The lady teachers were guests of Mrs. Ada Lyle Payne during their stay in the Capital City.
*Miss Maggie Sharp and brother and Miss Tressie Schafer went to Omaha Saturday. Miss Sharp will consult a specialist in regard to some eye trouble.
*Monday evening of last week the Friday Club held a grand party at Ahart's hall with their husbands as guests. A fine banquet was served to which all did ample justice. This was the regular Halloe'en party which is much enjoyed by those lucky enough to be present.
*Mrs. Charley Vassar and children arrived here Saturday evening for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brinton Sharp. Her home is near Wendt, S. D.
*Mrs. Fred Feinhold of Paradise visited Mrs. S. J. Waters at the M. H. Blanding home last Saturday.
*There has been several new cement street crossings put in lately which is a good improvement.
*Mrs. Bertha McColl and little daughter of Des Moines arrived Saturday evening for a visit at the Joseph McColl home.
*The last one of the new brick buildings is now occupied by Valla Vann's barber shop.
*Mrs. R. S. McColl drove her auto to Denison Saturday. She was accompanied by Mrs. W. A. Baber and Mrs. Sophia Jenkens.
*The young people went out to the Logsdon home Saturday evening to a party given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glassburner. Light refreshments were served and all had a good time.
*Mr. and Mrs. Herman Konekamp were down from Denison Saturday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Joe Best.
*Earl Green has moved his household goods in one of the Carey buildings in the east part of town.
*Mr. Schisler moved his family Saturday into the Waters' house recently vacated by Earl Green and Mrs. Waters.
*Miss Fancheon Jobe, who lives near Denison, came down and spent Saturday and Sunday at the Messenbrink home.
*Howard Rule had the misfortune to lose one of his best horses the past week. It in some way got the halter rope around its neck, in such a way as to choke to death.
*John Cramer, who lives east of town, has sold his farm to Jack Ahart.
*Adolph Nelson came down from Denison Saturday evening and visited his brothers. Sunday afternoon he was accompanied to Denison by his brothers, Sears and Henry.
*Next Saturday, Nov. 13th, the Missouri Valley football team will play the Dow City high school team on the home grounds. Everybody turn out and boost for the high school.
*Mrs. Frank Wiley came last Thursday evening for visit with relatives and friends.
*Mrs. Will Seeman and little daughter returned home Friday from a week's visit with friends in Des Moines.
*There was a social dance at the Henry Messenbrink home Saturday night.
*James Riddle who came to attend the funeral of his uncle, James Riddle, Sr., returned to his home at Creighton, Neb. Sunday.
*The Priscilla Club was elegantly entertained at the nice country home of Mrs. Mott McHenry Thursday afternoon.
*Mrs. Sarah E. Wiley and daughter, Althea, were Omaha shoppers last Tuesday.
*Mrs. Gene Crandall was having a lot of dental work done in Denison last week.
*Miss Josie McBride and little Leila Rudd went to Creighton, Neb. Sunday for an extended visit at the S. E. Rudd home. Leila is one of Mr. and Mrs. Rudd's twin daughters.
*Mrs. G. M. Goddard received a visit from two of her sisters from Denison Sunday.
*Miss Grace Hayes of Dunlap visited her music teacher, Miss Elsie Randall Sunday.
*Editor Caswell and family visited at the E. N. Chamberlin home Sunday.
*Mrs. Caroline Reynolds will start to Indiana Thursday, where she will spend the winter with her daughter.
*Walter Cameron who has been on the road for a wholesale paper house has, we are told, quit the work and come home.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE
November 13, 1909 - Friday
*Rev Place and wife went to Des Moines Monday.
*Wm. Jordan and wife went to Denison Tuesday.
*J. W. Cramer went to Denison Monday on business.
*Mrs. W. H. Buss and son were Denison visitors Tuesday.
*Geo. Sharp and sister, Maggie, were Omaha visitors Saturday.
*Wm. McBride transacted business at the county seat Monday.
*Fred F. Jackson transacted business at the county seat last Saturday.
*Mrs. John Gibson and Mrs. A. Rigsby were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Miss Theresia Schafer went to Omaha Saturday for an unlimited stay.
*W. L. Cole and wife of Denison spent Sunday at the F. M. Cole home in Dow City.
*Herman Konekamp and wife were down from Denison Saturday visiting at the J. R. Best home.
*G. W. Huntington was in Denison Tuesday serving as a member of the soldier's relief commission.
*Mrs. Maggie McDougall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Houston went this week to Salt Lake City.
*Editor Caswell and family of Denison were Sunday guests at the E. M. Chamberlain home in Dow City.
*Mrs. Caroline Reynolds went this week to Monticello, Ind., for an extended visit with her relatives.
*Mrs. Clyde Cochran and son came down from Denison Tuesday for a visit at the Chas. Smith home.
*Supervisor Thos. Ahart went to Denison Monday to attend the regular November session of the board of supervisors.
*Roger Paul and wife and daughter Vera, Mrs. J. U. Wise and Mrs. A. H. Rudd and daughter Gladys were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Miss Hazel Williamson of Bonesteel, S. D., came Tuesday for an extended visit with her sister Mrs. F. F. Jackson and other relatives and friends.
*Miss Josie McBride went to Creighton, Nebr., Sunday, taking with her little Lela Rudd her niece. They will probably remain there a few weeks.
*Paul Wight and wife of Council Bluffs visited at the R. Wight home this week. Paul is now engaged with a correspondence school as solicitor with headquarters at Onawa.
*Mrs. L. A. Vore and daughter Susie, Mrs. E. W. Tillett, Ms. W. Renfroe, Mrs. Julius Ahart and Miss Bessie Alexander were among the many who were Denison visitors last Saturday.
*Mrs. Anna Doser went to Denison Monday with her grandson John Cross to have some dental work done for him. The little fellow has been suffering very much of late with the toothache.
*Advertisement - Art. S. Randel - Successor to W. V. Whaley - Fire insurance written in the best companies at as low a rate as possible. Insurance policies or other valuable papers left with me will be kept in a fire-proof safe. Call and see me when you want insurance, or phone me at my expense. Art. S. Randel, Dow City, Iowa
*Now is the time when we hardly know what to eat. A visit to our store will put you in touch with many things that are seasonable in eatables. Buy your shoes here and get both service and style. Willis H. Wiggins
*School supplies and fancy stationery - Pen and pencil tablets, pens, penholders, pencils and fancy stationery. Anything you want in this line can be had at the drug store. G. M. Goddard, Dow City, Iowa
*Hints to Farmers - Now is the time that you realize on your season's work. As you sell your grain, stock or produce, place your money on open account with a reliable bank. Pay your bills by check, which makes the best kind of a receipt, and avoid the worry and danger attending the carrying of large sums of money. Our offices are always at the disposal of our customers and country friends, and we invite your patronage upon the basis that any business arrangement to be permanent must be mutually satisfactory and profitable. Bank of Dow City - W. A. McHenry, Pres.; Sears McHenry, Vice Pres.; W. E. Fishel, Cashier; E. G. Wiggins, Asst. Cashier
*Blankets - Now is the time to begin to think about your blankets. We have them in all sizes at 60cents to $2.25 a pair. Outing Flannels - Why not buy your outings and fleeced goods now and get them made up before the cold weather 10c per yd. Special for Saturday only - 7 bolts Eden Cloth an extra fine outing regular price 15c Saturday per yd. 11c. - D. E. Bremser
*Nearly 500 hunter's licenses have been issued in this county.
*Dr. Toon has again located in Dow City and is practicing his profession.
*The horse race between Ed Ahart's horse and Fred Coleman's mare resulted in a victory for Ahart.
*Valla Vaughan has moved into the new brick building where he has one of the finest barber shops to be had.
*The list of petit jurors contains the names of John Gibson, Wm. McBride and J. D. Talcott from this township.
*John Ahart purchased the J. W. Cramer farm east of Dow City. Mr. Cramer expects to purchase other property, either in Dow City or elsewhere soon.
*John Birkhofer was on the South Omaha market last week. While there he purchased a load of good cattle through the Lee Live Stock Commission Co.
*Charles Smith had a fall last week which hurt his knee so badly that he has been getting around with considerable difficulty. We hope he will recover with no serious results.
*In the horse shoe pitching match in Deloit last Saturday, Guy Johnson won 17 our of 18 games played, defeating W. H. Cose, the man who won the championship medal in Denison. Cose, however, was second.
*Mr. A. Parmentier, marshal of Arion, captured an inebriate that had escaped from the state institution at Knoxville. There are others that have escaped that should be returned and probably will be if they do not mend their way.
*The delinquent tax list as published in the Bulletin this week is very small. This is to the credit of the taxpayers and we believe much credit is due the treasurer and his deputy for the small list that is advertised. There is not a single delinquent in Union township and only three descriptions in Dow City.
*While coming to town last Friday evening, Cliff Wilson met a team and in passing he drove a little too far to one side and one wheel went off the end of a small culvert, throwing him to the ground taking the lines with him. Miss Rena Ahart who was with him in the buggy, was thus left helpless to stop the horse so she jumped to the ground and was somewhat hurt. They will both soon recover with no serious results. The horse was caught before it had done far and no damage was done to either horse, buggy or harness.
*The corporation known as the Dow City Improvement Co. of Dow City, Iowa, is a thing of the past. The final dissolution took place last Tuesday evening when an order was made by the board of directors to pay all stockholders thirty cents on the dollar upon the surrender of their certificates of stock to the secretary. Look up your certificates, take them to the bank and get your money. If you have not yet received your certificate you can go to the bank and receipt for it and get your money just the same.
*Advertisement - The City Meat Market - Fresh and salt meats always on hand - Highest cash price for hides. Fish in season. H. A. Rudd, Prop. - Dow City, Iowa
Dow City Items
*Rev. J. W. Place and wife of the Baptist church have returned home from a week's visit with their daughters at Des Moines.
*Mrs. Maggie McDougall, who has for some time been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Houston, has returned to Salt Lake City.
*The Booth property in the south part of town, now occupied by the George Binnall family, has been purchased by John Cramer who will move to town toward spring.
*Mr. Art S. Randall has moved into the W. V. Whaley property which he recently purchased.
*Mrs. Clyde Cochran and son of Denison were Tuesday visitors at the Charley Smith home.
*The Missouri Valley football team decided to not play the Dow City high school team as had been advertised. Saturday was so disagreeable and rainy they could not have played anyway.
*Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wight of Council Bluffs visited at the R. Wight home this week. Paul is now solicitor for a correspondence school with headquarters at Onawa.
*Quite a number of the Dow City Red Men drove up to Denison Thursday evening and met with the Denison lodge.
*The Dow City Improvement company is now a thing of the past. The directors ordered the payment of thirty cents on the dollar to stockholders but all are satisfied as the object of the company was to build the hotel.
*Mr. Ed Davis of Charter Oak was a recent business visitor in Dow City.
*George Fritz and daughter, Edna, were Denison shoppers Monday.
*Miss Althea Wiley was a county seat visitor Friday.
*E. N. Chamberlin and Jack Ahart received a nice bunch of sheep Sunday for feeders. There are sixteen hundred and fifty. They will be turned into the cornfield to fatten.
*Mrs. Henry Young very nicely entertained the Friday Club at her home southwest of town Friday afternoon.
*Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Norris were visiting relatives in Dunlap Sunday.
*E. H. Swasey and Fred Jackson were business visitors at the county seat Monday.
*On Friday, Mrs. Mary Carey Blackman, a former Dow City girl, was taken to the Denison hospital where she was operated on for appendicitis. She was very sick, but stood the operation well and is getting along very nicely. Mr. Blackman brought their little babe to Dow City and Mrs. Chamberlain is caring for it during the illness of the mother.
*Mr. and Mrs. William Houston were in Denison Monday.
*Miss Gertrude Griffin of Buck Grove is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Willis Wiggins.
*Mr. Thomas Binnall returned home Monday for Woodbine, where he was visiting his sister. He also visited with relatives at Omaha and Council Bluffs.
*Mrs. Driggins of Dunlap came to Dow City Monday for a visit with her cousin, Mrs. R. S. McColl.
*Mrs. Rule and daughter, Nellie, are now comfortably settled in their new home in the south part of town.
*George Carey was to Denison Monday to see his sister, who is at the Denison hospital.
*Miss Kate Turnland, one of the successful rural school teachers, commenced a winter term in Dist. No. 8, Paradise township Monday.
*George Rule and William Jordan were to Denison Sunday to see Fred Arnold, who is sick at the hospital.
*Lon Rudd arrived in town Monday with an emigrant car from Wendt, S. D.
*Monday, Mrs. George Rule entertained the Larkes Club of which she is a member. They came in the forenoon and spent the day very pleasantly visiting and they sewed over twenty pounds of carpet rags for their hostess, who served an elegant dinner, which was much enjoyed. These club meetings are becoming very popular.
*James O'Meara of Buck Grove is becoming a citizen of our town. He will occupy the George Fritz house recently vacated by the Art Randall family.
*Miss Hazel Williamson of Bonesteel, S. D. is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred Jackson.
*Grandfather Baber, who has spent the summer in the country at the James Baber home, has been brought to town where he will spend the winter with his son, R. T. Baber. He is quite feeble, being over ninety years old.
*Mail carrier, George Rule, has been unable to make his full route on account of the approaches to some of the bridges being washed out by the recent rains.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE
Friday November 19, 1909
*Mrs. A. D. Quick was in Denison this week.
*Mrs. J. U. Wise was in Council Bluffs last Friday.
*Geo. Fritz and daughter Edna were in Denison Monday.
*Wm. Houston and wife were Denison visitors Monday.
*E. Shisler was among the Dow City people at the county seat Monday.
*Dr. Fannie Pett and her brother Samuel went to Dunlap Tuesday.
*S. A. Dow is serving on the grand jury this week. He was chosen as foreman.
*A. C. Dobson of Selby, S. D., visited his sister Mrs. A. H. Rudd in Dow City Monday.
*Miss Hazel Williamson went to Woodbine Monday where she will attend the normal school.
*Rev. H. Wendte of Manilla was in town Monday and favored us with a call. He was on his way to Dunlap.
*Isaac Jones was a pleasant caller Wednesday and made himself solid with the Enterprise for another year.
*Mrs. C. W. Riggleman and daughter Ada of Hartford, N. D., visited last Saturday with her sister Mrs. A. H. Rudd.
*Clarence and Eldridge Bryan, two Paradise township farmers, went to Omaha Monday to buy cattle for feeding purposes.
*Mrs. F. F. Jackson and her sister Miss Hazel Williamson went to Woodbine last Friday. The latter expects to attend school there the coming winter.
*Art S. Randall moved last week into his own house, formerly the W. V. Whaley residence.
*By an explosion in a coal mine at Cherry, Ill., about four hundred miners lost their lives.
*Lon Rudd has moved from Wendte, S. D. to Dow City. He arrived this week with his car of stock and household goods.
*John Ahart and E. N. Chamberlain received about two thousand sheep Sunday. They will be fed on their farms near town.
*Thanksgiving comes next Thursday. We can all find something to be thankful for even though we do not have turkey for dinner.
*John Thies of West Side was so badly injured in a run away that he died in four days although it was not thought at the time that he was badly injured.
*We are informed that an offer has been made by some Denison parties for the old Baptist church in Arion and that if the offer is accepted they will convert it into an opera house.
*Quite a number from here were called to Logan this week as witnesses in a case that A. A. Birkhofer is interested in, wherein he purchased a horse that was not as represented. The indictment was faulty so the case was dismissed.
Dow City Items
*Our townsman, S. A. Dow, served on the grand jury last week as foreman.
*Mrs. A. H. Rudd has recently enjoyed at her home the company of her brother, A. C. Dobson of Selby, S. D., also her sister Mrs. Riggleman and daughter of Hartford, N. D.
*Miss Genevieve Dow was a Denison visitor Saturday.
*Miss Ellen Scott was at Denison Friday. We are told that she expects to go away to school soon.
*Lloyd Brake was up to the county seat Saturday.
*Miss Hazel Williamson who is attending the Normal school at Woodbine, came to Dow City and was an over-Sunday visitor at the home of her sister, Ms. Fred Jackson.
*Mrs. C. E. Butterworth and Mrs. Eli Baber were Arion visitors Friday.
*Last Wednesday evening a crowd of the young folks went to Denison in a bobsled. Besides enjoying the ride they greatly enjoyed the play, "The Girl and the Gawk".
*Mrs. Coburn and Mrs. Chase of near Buck Grove visited relatives in town Saturday.
*Mrs. William Galland has been caring for a sick woman in Arion the past week.
*Miss Flora Wiggins has been visiting relatives at Manilla for the past week.
*The Misses Hilda Turnlund and Agnes Goddard, two of our successful school teachers, who are attending the Teachers College at Cedar Falls are to be home this week to spend their Thanksgiving vacation with their home folk.
*Ed. Ahart and Joe Pearsall had a shooting match for ducks and geese Wednesday. We mean that the ducks and geese were shot for.
*Mr. Eli Baber returned home from Gordon, Neb., Sunday, afternoon where has been for the past month. He expects to dispose of his property here and move his family to Gordon between this time and spring.
*Mrs. Richardson and daughter of Denison were Sunday guests at the Howorth home.
*We are told on good authority that Prof. Bunch resigned his place as principal of the Dow City schools last week, but reconsidered it wand was on hand to conduct the school Monday morning and his pupils were all happy as he is well liked.
*The board of trustees of the Methodist church will hold a business session Saturday evening in the league room.
*The Woman's Home Missionary Society met with Mrs. Dr. Van Metre last Saturday afternoon.
*Miss Grace Glassburner has been employed by the school board to teach the grammar room. It is very much regretted that there has been any trouble in the school and we hope it is a thing of the past.
*Mr. John McBride and family arrived Saturday for a long visit with relatives. They were residents of this vicinity and went to Idaho about nine years ago. They have rented their farm and expect to visit for a year. Mrs. McBride is a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Wiley.
*Mrs. J. N. Bell was a Denison visitor Monday.
*Miss Lucy Healy spent last week at Charter Oak.
*Mrs. Fritz and daughter, Edna, Mrs. P. J. Hallowell and Mrs. Malone were Denison shoppers Tuesday.
*Forrest, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. George Binnall has been very sick for the past week, but this Tuesday morning is slightly improved.
*Mrs. Enos Cross and Mrs. Henry Young were among the Dow City representatives in Denison Tuesday.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE. Friday, November 26, 1909
*Mrs. P. J. Hallowell was in Denison Tuesday.
*Mrs. J. McColl was in Denison last Friday.
*T. L. Clark and wife visited in Denison over Sunday.
*J. W. Howlett and wife went to Logan Wednesday.
*Mrs. M. McHenry visited in Council Bluffs last week.
*L. C. Butler was down from Arion Saturday on business.
*O. J. Pett and sister Fannie were Denison visitors this week.
*Samuel Shaw and his sister went to Council Bluffs Saturday.
*Mrs. A. H. Rudd and daughter Gladys were Deloit visitors Saturday.
*Mrs. C. E. Butterworth and Mrs. Eli Baber were Denison visitors Friday.
*Misses Grace and Daisy Glassburner were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Misses Genevieve Dow and Bessie Alexander were in Denison Saturday.
*N. R. Wilder and August Messenbrink went to Denison Monday on business.
*F. W. Binnall, M. A. Riley and Sears Nelson were county seat visitors Monday.
*Mrs. D. J. Butler of Arion visited at the Howorth home in Dow City last Saturday.
*Mrs. A. P. Bryan came up from Dunlap Monday to visit at the M. C. Norris home.
*Mrs. Dr. Carr and son, Vernon, came down from Denison Wednesday to visit relatives.
*Mrs. G. W. Huntington was among the Dow City people who were in Denison Saturday.
*J. N. Bell and wife, Mrs. J. H. Young and Mrs. Enos Cross were at Denison Tuesday.
*Mrs. J. N. Bell and Mrs. Wm. Jordan and daughter were Denison visitors Monday.
*A. C. Butterworth of St. Louis was a brief visitor with his parents in Dow City last week.
*Daniel Howorth of Dunlap visited this week at the Edmund Howorth home in Dow City.
*Mrs. H. Bell and daughter Helen, and Mrs. J. B. Rae were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*Ed Butts and wife went to Council Bluffs Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with their daughter.
*Wm. McBride, John Gibson and N. P. Hansen went to Denison Monday to serve as petitioners.
*Mrs. W. W. Galland returned Tuesday from Arion where she had been visiting for a few days.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey, Dr. Van Metre and M. C. Norris transacted business at the county seat Tuesday.
*Mrs. U. G. Johnson of Redfield, S. D., was visiting last week at the H. B. Johnson home west of town.
*Eli Baber, who is employed in a store in Gordon, Neb., came Sunday to arrange to move his family to that place.
*Miss Hazel Williamson came up from Woodbine Friday and remained over Sunday visiting her sister, Mrs. F. F. Jackson.
*Mrs. F. W. Pearsall, Mrs. Malone and Mrs. Geo. Fritz and daughter Edna, were among the Dow City people who were in Denison Tuesday.
*W. V. Butler started Friday for Salt Lake City to join his wife who preceded him a few weeks ago. They expect to make this their future home. We wish them health and prosperity.
*Miss Lulu Howorth received a telegram the first of the week from St. Anthony, Idaho, that a position was open for her in the schools there at a good price. She left Wednesday to accept the position. This is same place where Bernice Alexander went.
*John Ahart shipped a car of hogs to Cudahy, Wis., this week.
*John Ahart shipped a car load of sheep to Omaha last week.
*A. L. Jackson sold his dray line to Willis Renfroe who took possession Wednesday.
*The little son of Geo. Binnall and wife has been very sick but is now reported better.
*A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Alexander Wednesday night. We congratulate.
*When in Arion get your meals at Hotel Arion. Chas. Grant is the cook and everything is first class.
*Miss Grace Glassburner has taken the place of Miss Craft in our schools and everything is moving along very nicely.
*The football team went to Vail yesterday to play a game but we go to press to early to give the result, but of course we won.
*Heinie Schlitz is a bright, amusing and interesting comedy and is the funniest play ever written. It will be at Ahart's opera house Nov. 29.
*Al Rudd purchased the Eli Baber residence and Mr. Baber has gone to Gordon, Neb., to live. He started with his household goods and stock Wednesday.
*The Chicago Great Western R. R., company has recently had a $75,000,000 mortgage recorded in all the counties through which their line of railroad runs.
*John McBride and family came from Idaho last Saturday. He has rented his farm there and will remain here until next summer and possibly until October.
*P. W. O'Meara sold his saloon to his brother John who will continue the business at the same location, the city council having granted him a permit to do so.
*About fifty friends of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Baber met at the A. H. Rudd residence Wednesday evening and gave them a parting greeting. A good supply of table linen was presented them as a token of regard for them.
*The shooting match Wednesday was quite a success. Many ducks and geese were disposed of. Some very good records were made and some very poor ones. Another match will probably be pulled off soon. The shooting of blue rocks is a fine sport.
*A party of hunters went out one day last week and brought in about eighty rabbits, one jack rabbit, several squirrels and also some quail. They had a good time hunting and also a good time banqueting at the city hotel in the evening.
*Dr. J. W. Luxford, the new doctor located in Arion, is comfortably situated in rooms over the Arion State Bank where he has a very good equipment for one in that profession. The doctor was raised at Defiance and has many old time friends around here who will wish him well. We remember him as a baseball player with the Defiance team that used to play in Dow City several years ago.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, December 3, 1909
*E. W. Pierce was down from Denison Sunday.
*Mrs. L. B. Thompson was a Denison visitor this week.
*Leslie Holcomb and wife visited in Dunlap Sunday.
*Mrs. P. J. Hallowell went to Lincoln, Nebr. Last Friday.
*Lee Tripp of Omaha was visiting old friends here last week.
*Mrs. E. Shisler and Mrs. A. D. Quick were Denison visitors Monday.
*D. E. Bremser and P. W. O'Meara were county seat visitors Friday.
*Mrs. Joseph McColl and Mrs. J. W. Lee were Denison visitors Saturday.
*J. S. Bremser came Friday and remained over Sunday visiting his parents.
*Morris Wilder was in Dunlap Friday and stayed overnight with friends.
*Mrs. Chas. Horn was down from Arion Monday calling on Mrs. Dr. Van Metre.
*Elmer Sharp and Morris Wilder spent their Thanksgiving vacation at home.
*D. C. Crandall and wife spent Thanksgiving with their daughters in Denison.
*Mrs. J. N. Bell and Mrs. Geo. Fritz were among the Friday visitors in Denison.
*N. R. Wilder and Frank Binnall transacted business at the county seat Saturday.
*Uncle Morris McHenry was in Logan Friday in the interests of the new drainage ditch.
*Chas. Smith went to Chicago this week to attend the National Live Stock exposition.
*Mrs. Shadden of Crescent came last Monday for a visit with her sister Mrs. D. S. Miller.
*J. L. Butterworth and daughter Ora and Mrs. R. P. Peterson went to Omaha this week.
*Russell Kuykendall of Peona, Col., was here this week visiting his sister Mrs. D. S. Miller.
*Attorney E. H. Swasey and Wm. Dwine were transacting business at the county seat Monday.
*M. G. Wiggins was among the Dow City people in Denison Wednesday. He had business with the dentist.
*I. C. Gardner, Mrs. L. A. Vore and daughter Hattie and Mrs. James Ballentine were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Dr. Beatty was called from Dunlap Monday on account of the serious illness of Wm. Jordan of Paradise township.
*Thos Wheelwright and wife were Denison visitors Wednesday, the latter being a witness in the Lee versus Hederman case.
*Thos. Shillington of Omaha, Nebr. And Dr. J. I. Gibson of Des Moines were in attendance at the funeral of their uncle Tuesday.
*Mrs. E. W. Pierce of Denison has been at the Frank McHenry home helping to care for her father until his death which occurred Monday.
*T. E. Baber, Claus Hansen, M. Henry, Geo. Bell, John Holliday, Ed Kepford, J. U. Wise and Dr. Van Metre were Denison visitors this week as witnesses in the case of Mrs. Nellie Lee against Pat Hederman.
*Wm. Jordan who has been quite sick is reported better.
*Geo. Talcott was in Omaha this week and purchased a car load of cattle.
*The old Baptist church building at Arion was sold to H. A. Norman of Denison for $191.
*Birkhofer & O'Meara sold a car load of horses and mules to some Kansas City buyers Saturday who shipped them to that place the same day.
*The Dow City high school football team played in Vail Thanksgiving day. The boys expected to play the same team that played here a few weeks before but instead Vail had five new players. The game proved very interesting, neither side being able to score. Dow City was near the goal when time was called, which was done by mistake several minutes before it should have been called. Dow City believes they could have easily made a touchdown if full time had been given but the game ended with no scores.
Denison Review, 12-8-1909
*Aunt Lucy Goff is up to the James Healy home near Charter Oak for an extended visit.
*At the meeting of the Rebekah lodge last Wednesday evening the following officers were elected: Bertha Rolls, N. G.; Sally Wiley, V. G.; E. D. Butts, P. S., Grace Swatman, C. S.; J. G. Grant Treas.
*Miss Bessie Walters has been sick for several days with scarlet fever but is now improving. This has been in a mid form and it is hoped that the contagious disease will not spread. She has been staying at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Jemmier Walters and attending the town school.
*Mrs. D. S. Miller has had the pleasure last week of entertaining at her home her brother, Russell Kuykendall of Colorado and her sister, Mrs. Shadsen of Crescent, Iowa. They came on Monday and stayed till Friday.
*Miss Margaret McNair, who is a professional nurse, was up from Omaha and spent a very pleasant week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. McNair. She returned to her work at Omaha last Friday.
*Uncle Morris McHenry was recently at Logan on business connected with the drainage ditch. He reports slow progress on account of the bad weather. He thinks the ditch will probably be constructed in the spring.
*John Rudd, Jr. has moved his family into the building recently vacated by the Berka jewelry store. There are not enough residence houses to supply the demand. It would be a good investment for some enterprising citizens to build some houses to rent.
*Charles Smith and his son, Joseph, attended the National Live Stock exposition in Chicago last week.
*Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Rudd are now nicely settled in their new home recently purchased from Eli Baber.
*Mr. Bennett of Omaha was a business visitor to our town last week.
*Dr. L. B. Toon was reported as being quite sick last week, but is able to be out again.
*Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jackson visited their son, Willard and family near Manteno last week.
*Uncle Morris McHenry received a letter under date of November 29th notifying him that Gov. B. F. Carroll had appointed him as one of the delegates to the Tenth Annual Congress of the National Good Roads Association, which will meet at Topeka, Kansas on December 14-15. Gov. Carroll could not have named a delegate who is better qualified for the place, and if he attends the convention and the other members of men of the ability of Uncle Morris, this will have a strong delegation.
*Mr. J. L. Butterworth and daughter went to Omaha Tuesday for a visit with relatives.
*Quite a number of our people wee called to Denison last week as witnesses in the Lee Hedderman case. We have been informed that a verdict for one thousand dollars has been secured for Mrs. Lee's little son. Her case against the saloon to be tried later.
*Mrs. R. P. Peterson went to Omaha Tuesday and remained several days.
*On account of the terrible condition of the roads the rural mail carriers have not been able to make the full drive for more than a week. They have for the last few days been covering part of the distance on foot. Saturday George Rule went to Kenwood on the train and delivered mail on the north end of his route. They have all been making heroic efforts to serve their patrons, but the odds have been against them. This (Monday) morning they all start out afoot again to cover part of their routes.
*Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Goddard have changed their location and are now living in the Crandall house recently vacated by the H. A. Rudd family.
*Mr. Cecil K. Schafer, who has been in the employ of the government for some time, arrived home Friday for a short visit with his mother and other relatives. We are informed that he has been transferred from St. Louis where he has been located for some time, to Arizona.
*Mrs. Julius Ahart visited in Denison a few days last week.
*Miss Rita Odell returned to Cedar Falls Sunday evening where she is attending the Normal school.
*The Misses Elsie and May Randall were Omaha shoppers last Thursday.
*Miss Althea Wiley was a Denison visitor Friday.
*Mr. D. E. Bremser went to Omaha Wednesday on business.
*Miss Mildred Butterworth returned home from St. Louis last Wednesday where she has been for several weeks visiting her brother, Asa and family.
*Frank Howorth was an Omaha business visitor Wednesday.
*On last Friday evening occurred to those who were fortunate enough to be present, one of the most enjoyable events of the season, when the husbands entertained the members of the Friday Club. The entertainment was in Ahart's Hall and consisted of music, dancing and card playing. A special feature of the occasion was a vaudeville put on by two artists from Chicago. This show was pronounced to be the best of its kind ever seen in Dow City. One of the most enjoyable features of the evening was a fine four-course supper served at the hotel. The partakers pronounced this to be decidedly the best supper ever served in Dow City. There were forty-eight present, a few being invited guests.
*Miss Josie McBride returned home Saturday evening from Creighton, Neb., where she has been for several weeks visiting her sister, Mrs. S. E. Rudd.
*Mr. Will Seeman was a Sunday visitor at the J. C. Wise home.
*Mrs. Lou Rudd started Monday morning to Quincy, Ill. Where she will spend a couple of weeks visiting relatives.
*One day last week Mr. Glassburner was driving his team over to the home of his son to get a wagon. When about half way, he drove through a gate and laid the lines down to close the gate. While he was stooped over to pick up the lines one of the horses kicked him. He drove the team on to the home of his son and got them tied to the hitching post and then fell insensible. He was found and cared for by his son and is getting along alright, but will probably have a few scars left to remind him of what was a very close call.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, December 10, 1909
*Miss Althea Wiley was in Denison Friday.
*Miss Elsie Randel went to Omaha yesterday.
*Mrs. Sarah Baber was a Denison visitor yesterday. W. H. Wiggins transacted business in Omaha Tuesday. Melvin Graul came home this week for the Christmas vacation.
*Mrs. M. A. Bruner of Douglas, Wyoming is visiting friends in this vicinity.
*Julius Ahart went to Crofton, Neb. Last week to visit his brothers, Joseph and Albert.
*The Misses Ellen Goddard, Laura Scott and Jennie Hollowell were Denison visitors Saturday.
*Prof. C. C. Bunch, F. C. Buss and wife and Miss Althea Wiley were in Denison Saturday.
*L. C. Hatch, foreman of the Enterprise, was in Omaha and Council Bluffs Saturday and Sunday.
*Mrs. O., F. Rudd went to Quincy, Ill., Monday for a couple weeks visit with relatives and friends.
*W. W. Clark shipped a car load of stock to South Omaha this week and yesterday went to the city himself.
*Mrs. R. L. Riddle and daughter were in Denison Tuesday having some dental work done for the latter. Miss Mildred Butterworth returned last week from St. Louis where she had been visiting her brother for several weeks.
*Thos. Walters and wife and Eugene Crandall and wife were among the Dow City people who were in Denison Saturday.
*Miss Josie McBride and little Isela Rudd returned from Creighton, Nebr. Sunday evening after a few weeks visit at the S. E. Rudd home.
* C. K. Schafer was a caller last week. He went from here to Paradise township to see his mother and sister. He is working for the government and is located in Arizona on the line between that territory and Mexico. Undesirable citizens better not attempt to cross the line in that vicinity.
*Advertisement - CHRISTMAS will soon be here. In the following lines we have the largest of any year yet for the Holiday Trade. Fancy China, Gloves and Mittens, Neckties, Neck Scarfs, Fancy Hose, Suspenders - Free! Free! - on Christmas morning at 8 o'clock we will give away free to the one holding the lucky ticket - a handsome cut glass water set - One ticket will be given for every 25 cent cash purchase of 25 cents paid on account. Two tickets will be given for every 25 cent cash purchase from our China Department. Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year
- I remain
- Willis Wiggins, Dow City, Iowa.
P.S. We have a big stock of broken mixed candy and mixed nuts.
*Headquarters for Santa Claus at Herman's Store - Just got word from Santa Claus by wireless telegraph to tell the children of Dow City and vicinity that he will be at Herman's Store Saturday in his booth with a large and beautiful display of toys, dolls, wagons, furniture, drums, carts, wheelbarrows, sleds, rocking horses and many other toys. Herman Lazerus
*The cold weather and snow is making all trains late, both from the east as well as from the west.
*After this week our barbers will charge five cents for a neck shave. Remember then that when you order your neck shaved that you will have to pay five cents for it. This is no hold up but a straight legitimate price and has been the price all over the country for a long time and our barbers are the last ones to resort to this price.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15, 1909
Dow City Items
*Robert McKim of Des Moines visited friends in town Sunday.
*Doc Gibson was in Denison on Saturday evening.
*We wish to correct an error which appeared in our items last week. It was Fred Glassburner who got hurt instead of Mr. Glassburner and it should have read, "his brother" instead of "his son".
*Miss Edna Fritz enjoyed the pleasures of Denison Saturday evening.
*Melvin Graul came last week and will remain at home till after the holidays.
*Mrs. Thomas Bruner of Douglas, Wyoming, is expected in town Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs. Morris McHenry and other relatives. She is one of the "old settlers" and has many friends here who always are glad to welcome her back to the old home.
*Mr. James Ballentine has the misfortune to have scarlet fever in his family, but it is not liable to get scattered as all precautions are being observed.
*At a meeting of the Royal Neighbors Saturday the following officers were elected: Mrs. Besse Binnall, Oracle; Mrs. M Odell, Vice Oracle; Mrs. Elizabeth Walters, Chancellor; Mrs. Thena Fritz, Recorder; Mrs. Marie VanMeter, Receiver; Mrs. Dollie Swatman, Marshal; Mrs. Mary Butterworth, Inner Sentinel; Mrs. Tillie Hallowell, Out Sentinel; Mrs. Mary Fishel, Manager and Dr. Van Metre, Physician.
*Miss Gertrude Griffin came Saturday evening to visit at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Willis Wiggins.
*Mr. and Mrs. John Cramer were Denison visitors Friday.
*There was a dance given at Ahart's hall last Friday evening which was largely attended. Parties from Dunlap furnished the music and all report a good time.
*Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Hain of Indianola were visitors at the J. H. Pearsall home Thursday.
*Mrs. E. H. Swasey and daughters were shopping in Denison Saturday.
*Mrs. Swift of Omaha came Saturday for a visit with her friend, Mrs. W. A. Cameron.
*Mr. Nate Hain of Shelby county was here last Thursday and visited his daughter, Mrs. Maude Pearsall.
*Word has been received that Al Crandall, who went from here about a year ago and settled at Artesia, N. M. is very sick with typhoid fever. Mr. Crandall was a successful barber while here and has many friends who will be sorry to hear of his serious illness.
*Mrs. Bert McCord and daughter visited at the home of her mother, Mrs. Bixler, Sunday.
*Mrs. Edna Horn, who has been visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Gibson, went last Saturday to join her husband in Omaha where their future home will be.
*The Misses Susie Vore and Lillie Gibson went to Omaha Saturday and stayed over till Monday.
*Royce Heath, a former Dow City boy who has been attending college at Ames, visited in town the first of the week.
*Miss Mollie Griffin was over from Buck Grove Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. W. H. Wiggins.
*Mrs. P. J. Hallowell returned recently from two weeks visit in Lincoln, Nebr.
*Mrs. Charley Butterworth who has been quite sick for the past week or more, is reported now to be improving.
*Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young spent several days last week in Omaha.
*Fred Arnold, who came from Anoka, Nebr. To be treated at the Denison hospital and who has been visiting his sister near here, returned to his home Saturday.
*There were what might have been two tragedies, one in and one near town last week. Frank McBride, who is staying at the Langley home went into a bedroom last Tuesday morning and picked up a loaded shot gun and came into the parlor. In some way, he cannot tell how, the gun was discharged. A nice new rocking chair was completely demolished, a window broke and a portrait on the wall was damaged besides a number of shots entering the floor. Mrs. Langley, who was in the adjoining room was very much frightened but fortunately no one was hurt.
The other was also the accidental discharge of a gun. Down at the Odell home the hire man was removing the empty shells from his gun when one which was loaded in some way was discharged, the charge entering the wall only a few inches from where Mrs. Odell was entering the room. She also was badly frightened as one would be as it was a very close call. In both cases it was only good luck that no one was killed.
*The rural mail carriers are still going out over their routes afoot, only being able to cover about half of their routes in one day.
*Dow City is enduring a regular coal famine. There has been no coal on the market here for over a week. Some has been hauled down from Arion. Some of the coal dealers have had to borrow coal and in case of severe weather the people would be in an uncomfortable position.
*Lee Coburn, who has been on a ranch for several months in Cherry county, Neb. Returned home Thursday. He reports extremely cold weather in that county.
*Born Saturday, Dec. 11th, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berks, a fine seven and a half pound boy. They are as happy and proud of this one as parents usually are of their first born.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday, December 17, 1909
*Tom Henry came down from Arion Monday.
*Albert Spence was down from Deloit Sunday.
*Miss Adah Cross was in Denison yesterday.
*Roy McBride was a county seat visitor Saturday.
*Mrs. L. A. Vore was a Denison visitor Wednesday.
*Frank McHenry and wife were in Denison this week.
*A. L. Jackson and wife were Dunlap visitors Wednesday.
*Miss Grace Hansen was a visitor in Denison Wednesday.
*Mrs. W. H. Buss and son were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*A. A. Luke and S. E. Goddard were Dunlap visitors Friday.
*Mrs. H. Roy and daughter, Eva, were Saturday visitors in Denison.
*Miss Ida Waterhouse and Miss Grace Swatman are in Omaha today.
*John Mathis, wife and daughter were Denison visitors Monday.
*Uncle John Pett and A. Alexander were at the county seat Monday.
*Mrs. E. N. Chamberlain and Mrs. A. A. Luke were in Denison Monday.
*Wm. Pett with his wife and daughter were Omaha visitors yesterday.
*Miss Ellen Goddard and Miss Beatrice Lee were in Denison Saturday.
*Mrs. J. G. Graul went to Omaha yesterday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Mix.
*Miss Susie Vore was in Omaha Saturday and Sunday and in Denison Tuesday.
*Clair Butterworth and wife and daughter Mildred, were Denison visitors Monday.
*Miss Lillie Gibson spent Sunday in Omaha with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Horn.
*P. W. O'Meara, Wm. Jordan and Fred Coleman were county seat visitors Tuesday.
*Mrs. Gertie Griffin was over from Buck Grove last week and attended the dance.
*Mrs. E. H. Swasey and daughters Helen and Ruth were Denison visitors Saturday.
*E. N. Chamberlain and wife and W. E. Fishel and wife were Dunlap visitors yesterday.
*Gene Crandall, H. C. Stempel, Art S. Randel and daughter Elsie were Omaha visitors yesterday.
*Mrs. Henry Galland and son were east bound passengers on the Illinois Central Wednesday.
*Lon Rudd went to Quincy, Ill. this week to spend the holiday vacation with friends and relatives.
*E. H. Swasey and wife, Mrs. Enos Cross and Mrs. Henry Young were in Denison Tuesday.
*W. C. Rolls, O. F. Rudd, C. L. Rudd and A. E. Harvey were business visitors in Omaha this week.
*E. P. O'Meara, Ed Ahart and John Killion were business visitors at the county seat Wednesday.
*Miss Geneva Lyman came down from Denison Sunday for a brief visit with her aunt Miss Marie Rudd.
*Mrs. Dr. Van Metre and Mrs. Earl Morrison were among the Dow City people in Denison Monday.
*Miss Bertha Munsey returned to her home at Deloit Monday where she will stay during the winter.
*Mrs. J. U. Wise and Mrs. Wm. Seemann and daughter Maxine were shopping in Denison Wednesday.
*B. Sharp and sons Floyd and Mearl and J. H. Pearsall attended the corn show in Omaha Tuesday.
*Mesdames J. H. Gibson, H. Roy, G. H. Alexander and M. A. Rigsby and daughter Ola were Dunlap visitors yesterday.
*Albert and Edwin Poitevin, Joe Price and H. C. Stempel were among the Dow City people who were county seat visitors this week.
*Mrs. Chas. Horn went to Omaha Saturday where her husband had gone for a few days previous. This will hereafter be their home.
*Ed Ahart and E. N. Chamberlain were in Denison Saturday after a couple of carloads of cattle which they purchased near there.
*Harry Swatman and family of Minneola, Kansas came Wednesday for a visit with the Swatman family and other relatives for a few weeks.
*Mrs. S. E. Rudd and daughter Leone and Mrs. J. P. Riddle and children came from Creighton, Neb., Wednesday for a holiday visit with their relatives and friends.
*E. L. Thomas and wife were in Council Bluffs Tuesday having Mrs. Thomas eyes treated which have been causing her trouble for some time.
*Royce Heath, a former Dow City boy who graduated last June from the Iowa State college at Ames, was in Dow City Monday and gave us a pleasant call. He started Tuesday for California where he may stay, but at present he is not certain but what he may return next spring.
*F. W. Berks and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a son at their home Saturday December 11. We extend congratulations.
*A. J. Endbody, the present postmaster in Dunlap, was married last week to Mrs. J. A. Baker of Alma, Minn. We sincerely congratulate.
*Mr. Cyrus H. Smith and Miss Sarah Jane Shumate were married at the home of R. B. Smith Wednesday morning, Elder C. E. Butterworth officiating. We extend congratulations.
*J. R. Rudd, our aged father, celebrated his eightieth birthday yesterday. The occasion was a surprise gotten up by his children, there being about twenty-five children and grandchildren present to help him celebrate the event. Choice refreshments were served and all had a good time.
DENISON REVIEW -
Wednesday December 22, 1909
Dow City Items
*Mrs. J. P. Riddle and children of Creighton, Nebr. arrived last week for an extended visit with her mother, Mrs. Jane Wood, and other relatives.
*Earl Green has purchased the house in the east part of town owned by Jim Mitchell and will soon move in.
*George Binnall and family have moved into the house recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Goddard and Mr. and Mrs. Asa Bybee moved into the Booth property vacated by Binnall.
*Lou Rudd has gone to Quincy, Ill. to spend the holiday season with relatives, his wife having preceded him several days ago.
*Miss Grace Howorth who has been attending school in Denver, Colo. arrived home Saturday evening. She will spend the 3 weeks' vacation at her home here and then return to Denver.
*Vaughn, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rule, is quite sick.
*Eugene Wiggins went over to Shelby County Saturday to spend Sunday with his sister, Mrs. James McBride.
*Joseph Ahart came Saturday from Crofton, Nebr. for a visit at the old home.
*Prof Bunch has gone to Iowa Falls to spend the Christmas holidays with his grandparents.
*Miss King, the assistant in the high school, has gone to her home at Schaller to spend her vacation.
*Miss Mildred Wiggins went last Thursday to Cherrydale, Kansas, for a vacation visit with Mr. and Mrs. Norman, who were former residents of Dow City.
Denison Review, Wednesday December 29, 1909
They Celebrate Golden Wedding
- Mr. and Mrs. Morris McHenry are married Fifty Years- Many Friends Honor Them
- Best Known and Beloved Couple in Crawford County Receive Congratulations on Golden Anniversary
*On December 25, 1909 at Dow City, Mr. and Mrs. Morris McHenry celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding day. They are both early settlers in this county. Hon. S. J. Comfort came to Crawford county in Sept. 1855 and settled near Dow City bringing his wife and three daughters, Mary L. being the oldest. Morris McHenry came to Mason's Grove in the May following. There were no towns in the county then and people lived in the groves for the wood and shelter. Mr. McHenry came on foot from Council Bluffs and reached the home of Mr. Comfort in the evening, and owing to the absence of Mrs. Comfort, his future wife cooked his first supper in Crawford county.
He reached Mason's Grove the next evening and crossed the Boyer river to Mr. Benjamin Dobson's house. There being no bridges the crossing was made with the horses and wagon on a ferry boat on Dobson's mill dam. There being no surveyor in the county although Mr. H. C. Laub had been appointed but never qualified as he had no compass. He made a bargain with Mr. McHenry that he would go to the County Judge at Coon Creek and get sworn in provided McHenry would work on his farm while he was away. This McHenry was glad to do. Mr. Laub had become quite a friend to the young surveyor and had been sending him quite a number of hard mathematical problems for him to solve which McHenry had worked out to Mr. Laub's entire satisfaction.
Mr. Laub Laub appointed McHenry deputy surveyor and he thus entered upon his life' work. At the August election following (1856) he was elected County Surveyor. Not finding enough surveying to occupy all his time, at the solicitation of the Mason's Grove neighborhood, he opened a day school in a log school house fitted up by J. Dobson and himself and boarded around during the winter of 1856 and 1857 thus happily passing the hard winter. This was the first school in the county.
In October 01 1856 the first church in the county was organized of which Mr. McHenry was a charter member. Rev. William Black of the M. E. church was pastor. His "circuit" took in Crawford, Carroll, Calhoun, Sac, Ida, Monona and part of Woodbury county. In the spring of 1857 Mr. McHenry helped organize the first Sunday school in the county. Geo. C. King was superintendent, McHenry was one of the teachers. At the April election in 1857 he was elected County Assessor and assessed the whole county at an expense to the county of $50.50.
At the August lection of 1857 he was elected County Treasurer and Recorder (one office then). He surveyed the town of Denison in the fall of 1857. Not having surveying for the winter of -57 and 58 he taught school again at Mason's Grove, his future wife being one of the big girls and read in the Fifth Reader. He did not hold on to the Treasurer and Recorder's office to which he had been elected because the judge thought he had enough other offices.
In the winter of 1858 was held the first District Count in and for Crawford County - Hon. M. F. Moore, Dist. Judge: Morris McHenry, Clerk in the absence of the regular clerk, Mr. Purdy. In May 1858 Mr. McHenry moved to Denison and took charge of the Treasurer and Recorder's office, Judge Dow having been elected to that office so that he could appoint Mr. McHenry as deputy, for the people still wanted him to do the business. He retained the office until 1872 when he declined a re-election. The office that he prized most was Superintendent of the M. E. Sunday School to which he was elected on coming to Denison. He held that office most of the time until 1877 when he resigned and moved out of town and was succeeded by Gov. L. M. Shaw.
On December 25th, 1859, he was married to Mary L. Comfort, daughter of Hon. S. J. Comfort, at Denison. There was at Denison only two preachers, Rev. J. W. Denison of the Baptist church. He had a job to marry John Purdy, Clerk of the District Court at Coon Grove some three miles south of town. The Methodist minister, Rev. D. P. Billings, not having been fully ordained could not act so the choice fell on the Methodist Class Leader, Mr. John B. Huckstep, who was a Justice of the Peace. Thus were married two county officers on the same evening - Uncle Morris says he took solid Comfort when he was married and has had solid Comfort for fifty happy years. In the year 1866 he bought the right of way through Crawford county for the Cedar Rapids & Missouri River R. R. now the C. & N. W., also lands at town sites at Carroll, Maple River Junction, West Side, Vail, Denison and Dow City. The two latter were not used because arrangements were made with Mr. Denison and Mr. Dow for their lands.
The Golden Wedding was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 25, at their home in Dow City. None but relatives having been invited and no presents, printed in plain letters on the cards, a good many valuable presents were quietly slipped in. Congratulations and presents coming both from the Atlantic and Pacific coast. One of the most gratifying features was the hearty congratulations to Uncle Morris and Aunt Mary from the great body of nephews and nieces outside of the family.
Uncle Morris says he was born of poor, but respectable parents on the 29th day of July, 1831, in McHenry Valley, Allegany Co., New York. He is of Scotch Irish descent but in Schleswig he passes as Der Duetscher from Dublin. Mary L. Comfort was born in Adams county, Illinois, Oct. 30, 1842. Both Mr. and Mrs. McHenry are active and cheerful, both are live members of the Methodist Sunday School. Uncle Morris having a class of six or eight boys. Uncle Morris is still county surveyor and is now actively at work on the ditch to straighten the Boyer River. Aunt Mary still keeps her windows full of flowers as of yore. To this union five children were born, the oldest, a little girl, passing away at the age of ten months. Those living are William C., Charles, Mrs. May Wilder and Morris McHenry, Jr. There are thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Their children were all present except W. C. who was absent on account of sickness in the family. The children and grandchildren were there for dinner which was one of the best ever served in Dow City. In the afternoon and evening other relatives to the number of about fifty gathered to enjoy the sunshine of this home and all were served with delicious refreshments. Because of the limited room in their house, and the great number of their friends, only the near relatives could be invited, but their hearts are large and warm enough to hold us all. One item of interest is the Uncle Morris and Aunt Mary were married in the house where C. K. Meyers is now living. The house has been added to, but still is the same.
Among the relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. Sears McHenry, L. Seemann, S. J. Woodruff, A. Heisley, C. F. Cassaday and Leon Cassady, Dr. L. M. Coon and mother of Denison, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jackson of Omaha, Frank Jackson of Eagle Grove, J. A. Williams and family of Council Bluffs, Mrs. T. G. Bruner, a sister of the bride, of Douglas, Wyom., Mr. and Mrs. Frank McHenry and Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Morrison of Dow City. (there are pictures of Morris and Mary McHenry with this article)
*Virgil Butterworth came from Iowa City and visited at home last week.
*Mr. and Mrs. John Rae have sold their farm southeast of town to Thomas Ahart. They received a very substantial raise in the value of their land. They bought it about eight or none years ago for $32 and sold it for $90. We have been informed that Mr. and Mrs. Rae will go west in the spring, probably to Colorado.
*Mrs. Ahart and her son, Albert, came from Crofton, Neb., last week for a visit with their many relatives.
*Mrs. Joe Pearsall and children were over to Shelby county last week and spent several days with relatives.
*Rev. J. J. Place, pastor of the Baptist church, went to Woodbine recently to attend a funeral.
*L. C. Hatch went last week to Burlington, Wisconsin. He will be absent for about two weeks.
*Inez Hallowell, who is attending college at Ames, is home to spend the holiday vacation.
*Mr. Harvey, the pharmacist in Goddard's drug store, went to Des Moines Saturday.
*Mr. and Mrs. Replogel and children were holiday visitors at the home of Mrs. Replogel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rae.
*Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hendrick's of Council Bluffs came to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Butts.
*The Misses Elizabeth and Roma Place are here visiting their parents at the Baptist parsonage. Their home is in Des Moines.
*Albert Poitevin is here from Nebraska. The boys expect to go back onto the farm in the spring.
*Miss Agnes Goddard is home from Cedar Falls for the vacation season.
*Mr. and Mrs. Dan Howorth are the proud happy parents of a nice little son born to them last week.
*The school taught by Miss Bessie Griffin south of town gave a program last Thursday evening which was well rendered and much enjoyed.
*Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Fritz arrived Friday from Gordon, Neb., for an extended visit with his brothers, Geo. and John.
*Mr. Leonard Butterworth and Mrs. Peterson wee very quietly married last Wednesday evening. They have a host of friends who will extend congratulations and wish for them the best success in life.
*The Christmas Eve entertainment and tree at the Methodist church Friday evening was attended by a large audience, it being necessary to throw open the league room. The program of recitations and music was fine. A nice lot of Christmas candies and other presents made the children happy.
*At the Saint's church they also had a program and tree and all who took part did very nicely and all enjoyed the good things and the good time, as everyone does who attends those occasions at the L. D. S. church.
*Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Rule came Friday from their home at Red Oak for a short visit with their many relatives.
*Mr. and Mrs. Turnland had the pleasure of having all of their children at their home last Sunday. Their son and his family came from Winger, Minn., Elmer and his family were here from Council Bluffs, John and his family were down from Arion, Miss Hildur came from Cedar Falls, Miss Kate, who is teaching near town; James, who is clerking in the Bremser store and Esther, who is attending the Dow City high school. This was certainly a most happy reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Turnland are to be congratulated on having raised this family of splendid boys and girls.
*It is said the H. C. Stempel has resigned his position with the Stewart Lumber Co. to take effect on the first of the year. We hope this family may not decide to leave town.
*Mrs. Earl Baker came last Thursday from Sioux City for a visit with relatives.
*Married in Omaha, December 26th at five o'clock in the afternoon, Mr. Herman Lazerus and Miss Sara Reuben. Mr. Lazerus is one of our best known business men. Until quite recently he was the junior member of the firm of Cohen & Son. He is now the proprietor of the mercantile business, having purchased the interested of the other member of the firm. He is a good business man, clean and honorable. The bride is only slightly known here, she having visited a few times at the Cohen home and is much admired as a sweet, lovable girl. They will come home some time this week. Herman has many warm friends here who will extend the glad hand of welcome to his wife and wish for them that this partnership may be a happy one.
*She who was Liela Crandall and her twin girl babies and Mrs. George H. Davis arrived in town from Omaha Saturday for a visit with relatives and friends.
*Miss Grace Poitevin of Overton, Neb. Is here visiting relatives.
*George and Frank Binnall received a dispatch that their father, who lived in Missouri, was very sick with pneumonia. They started on last Friday to see him. Word has been received that he was dead and they started Monday morning to bring him to Dow City for burial. George Binnall, Sr. was well known here and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
*Fred Rule, who is head freight agent at Fort Dodge, came home Monday for a short visit with his parents and other relatives. He surprised them by bringing home a wife with him. They were married at Fort Dodge on Christmas day. All their friends will wish for them a happy life.
DOW CITY ENTERPRISE, Friday December 31, 1909
*Mrs. Ed Kepford was in Denison Tuesday.
*Lon Rudd and wife returned from Quincy, Ill. Tuesday.
*Ancil and William Clark returned Tuesday from a visit at Harlan.
*John Birkhofer and Gus Anderson were county seat visitors yesterday.
*E. B. Wood and wife went to Dunlap Wednesday to visit Thos. Peacock and family.
*Miss Florence Smith was up from Dunlap last week visiting her sister, Emma.
*F. M. Cole and Art. S. Randel were transacting business at the county seat Tuesday.
*Mrs. Jennie Grace was here from Sherridan, Wyoming, to attend the funeral of her father.
*John Schafer and family went to Clarksville, Iowa last week for a visit during the holidays.
*Mrs. H. C. Stempel and E. L. Thomas and daughter Grace were Denison visitors Wednesday.
*A. L. Jackson and family visited with relatives in Shelby county over Christmas and Sunday.
*Mrs. L. L. Tripp and daughter, Marjorie, were up from Omaha a few days returning home Wednesday.
*Miss Grace Baughman of near Dunlap visited at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. L. Jackson this week.
*Chas. Smith, John Howorth, A. L. Jackson and W. N. McBride were business visitors at the county seat Friday.
*The Misses Pearl Clark and Edith Brasel visited friends at Scranton recently returning home Wednesday.
*Henry and Andrew Bell, who are attending the university at Iowa City, are spending the holiday vacation at home.
*Frank and Charlie Hupp and John Binnall were up from Woodbine Wednesday to attend the funeral of G. W. Binnall.
*Jake Reeser and wife, Mrs. Wm. Jordan and daughter, Miss Grace Howorth and Mrs. Dr. Toon were visitors last week at the county seat.
*John Turnlund of Arion and Elmer Turnlund of Council Bluffs with their families were Sunday visitors at the A. Pl. Turnland home.
*Harry Turnlund and family of Winger, Minn., were visiting during the week at the A. P. Turnlund home in Dow City.
*S. J. Woodruff, who has been for several years with the Fairmont Creamery Co. in Denison, has been transferred to Omaha.
*Married at the home of J. L. Butterworth in Dow City Wednesday evening, December 22, at 7:30, Mr. J. L. Butterworth and Mrs. Christina Peterson of Gallands Grove were united in marriage, Elder Chas. E. Butterworth officiating. Mr. Butterworth is so well known here that nothing we could say would change him in the estimation of the public who regard him as an honorable, upright citizen who is worthy of the confidence of everybody. Mrs. Peterson is a stranger to many here but those who know her regard her as a noble Christian lady of upright character. They will make their home in Dow City where they will be cordially welcomed.
*Mr. Herman Lazerus and Miss Sarah Ruben were married last Sunday evening in Omaha, Rabbi Cohn officiating. There were about 150 guests present. Those present from Dow City were John Ahart and wife, A. A. Luke and wife, E. N. Chamberlain and wife and W. E. Fishel and wife. L. Cohen and wife and daughters were also present. A very sumptuous feast was served at Gentlemen's hall to all guests and all had a very joyous time. Mr. Lazerus is a well known merchant in Dow City, a man of splendid habits and respected in the community. Miss Ruben is a lady of very pleasing appearance and manner but is not well known in Dow City although she has visited here a few times. She will be given a cordial welcome to society and all wish for this happy couple that their happiness and joy may continue.
*Miss Jessie Watson of Johnsonburg, Pa., and Mr. Fred Rule of Fort Dodge, Iowa, were married in Denison Monday. Mr. Rule is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rule of Paradise township and is an exemplary young man. The lady is unknown to the writer but we are certain she will make a noble companion because she is the choice of such a noble young man. We extend our sincerest congratulations for their future welfare. Their home will be at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
*Obituary - George W. Binnall was born at St. Louis, Mo., July 3, 1849. At an early age he came with his father to Shelby county, Iowa and later to North Grove, this county, where he grew to manhood. January 29, 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss Lydia Butler of Woodbine to whom were born four children; one daughter, Mrs. Stewart Grace of Sheridan, Wyoming and three sons, Albert W. of Milltown, Washington and Frank and Geo. W. of this place. For many years they lived on a farm near Dow City, removing to Monona county in 1895 and a year later to Fordland, Mo. where Mrs. Binnall died June 14 following. In May 1897 he married Mrs. Ella Sayles of Freeport, Mich., who, with the four children survive him. He also leaves an aged father, Mrs. Thos. W. Binnall, a brother Frank and two sisters Mrs. Hattie Poitevin and Mrs. H. B. Johnson, all who reside near here. Three years ago he was injured in a railway wreck since which time he has been in frail health. He passed away at his home near Fordland, Mo., Dec. 24, 1909 and the remains were brought to Dow City where the funeral sermon was preached at the M. E. church, Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 by Rev. ? and the remains interred in the Dow City Cemetery.
Dow City news articles submitted by Melba McDowell