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Iowa Liberal (Newspaper) - April 21, 1880, Lemars, Iowa HE SERVES HIS COUNTRY BEST WHO SERVES HIS PARTY BEST. VOL* 8 « LE MARS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 21, 1880. NO. 40 Local Shorts. The Last Sad Rites. The farmers want rain. / A Blight snow fell Bunday night. / Two carloads. of bare) « oal at A) Qricb * co- a. v/ get your alleys cleaned^ efori the flrat at May. A street sprinkler could de a good business here. Perry, the artist, will bars a flno gallery in Kilburg's new building. The Sheldon Mail doesn 't reach us regularly. Mr. Piper, why is it? Real Estate transfers last week footed Bp nearly nine thousand dollars. C. B. Corkery has had his wagon depot • fancifully and attractively lettered. Cherokee andOsceola counties were not represented in the State Convention. Our friends north and west enjoyed the laxury of a fine rain Sunday about noon. Held & Nelson are working five journeymen, and expect men from Cincinnati. One of out English cousins with a by- ' cicle attracted much attention yesterday. • A little dog belonging to W. F. Allison's . children went mad last week, and had to be shot. Sioux county Republicans want Gov ernor Gear to be nominated for Vice President. C. B. " Wright has moved a house from itown to the north lot in Foster's addition, Main street. H. A. Peikins has gone east to pur chase a new dress for the Daily and Weekly Journal. The Seney Methodists tire waiting for Another donation before they begin building their church. The old soldiers turned out nobly to , j) » y a lust tribute to their deceased comrade, James J. Britt. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Struble will begin . housekeeping, in the Widow Blake house, south side, to- morrow. A large number of our citizens, ospeei. ally among the younger portion, are engaging in poultry- raising. 0. P. Woodard has taken down the . sheds , jn the rear of his implement depot, and will build platforms in thuir stead. The Sioux 6 i t y Journal makes a big fuss over the fact that in moving Jud^ e Pen nlMoo's office a Bible was found on onu . of the back shelves. It is altogether probable that the Rev J. SI. Zellhceffer, of the Evangelical church, will succeed Mr. Griesse as tutor of german^ in our schools. J. W. Myers, Esq , of thi* place, has a . brother in law living in Webster connty, Missouri/ tLe locality which suffered so terribly from the. cyclone Sunday. A « liberal reward is offered for IIIK dis covery of the LeMars Grant club, which . organization was talked of considerably just prior to the State conventioc. Nick Eilburg has moved a two - story frame building from the upper psrt of Sixth street to his lot on Main street; . north of Jake Metz's cigar factory. In meuttonina Mr. H. C Curtis as a possible candidate tor Congress from this district,' the Pattersonville Index throws up its ha't and cries: " Good enough!'' Nineteen years ago Monday t ! ie " p 'ug uglies" of Baltimore attacked the Bixth Massachusetts regiment as they were marching through the streets of the Mon umental Cjty. It was rumored on the streets yesterday that Mr. Earle, of Sioux county, the death of whose child we mentioned last week, had lost his wife another child, and that two more children were low— all with diphtheria. Dr. Paul L. Brick the new physician, appears in a, card before the Liberal reader* today. Dr. B. is a graduate of the Berlin University, and a physician of rare skill Our people will find him a gentleman and one who understands his business. A Bunday school will be organized at the Redmon school house on Sunday next by I. T. Gilbert. There was a heavy rain and hail storm in Liberty township, Sunday afternoon. Some of the bail stones were as large as hen's eggi. Calvin Doty, brother of L- M. Doty, who owns the S tin ton farm in Johnson township, wants to get the county news regularly, ao he has ordered the Liberal to be lent to him. Mr. Doty came from Jackson county last year; this spring he brought his family out and will m< ke his home in Piy mouth county for the balance of hit life,' ReT. James, of the Presbyterian church was in town Saturday and informed our reporter that the church building in John son township ia going up rapidly. The frame- work is completed, sides Bre sheetad, and by the first of July it 1 « hoped that a congregation will be worshipping In the new building. Great credit is due Mr. Jaaeafojrhle efforts ia behalf of this church project, « od his friends hope that may tone remain to minister to the • * * WW vkfet fce * » itattofled. Thursday evening l » st the remains of Fred. H. Clarke, who died in San Diego, Cal., April 1st, reached this place, accompanied by Mrs. Clarke and her little son. At the depot a large delegation of Masons were in waiting to receive the boiy of their deceased brother, and they assumed immediate charge thereof. The body was taken to Masonic Ha'. l, where it was kept until Sunday, a vigilant watch being kept night and day by members of the fraternity. Masonic Hall was tastefully draped, while from the exterior festoons of crape hung dowu. The funeral hour was fixed for Sunday morning, at ten o'clock, and at that hour the Masons assembled in their rooms, aud after the private ceremonies, the bsdy was borne to Van SieKel Hall, where a largo congregation had assembled to pay their tribute to a worthy man and fellow citizen. The terrible storm prevailing kept many persons from the services, but notwithstanding the Hall was filled. After a prayer by Rev. II. W. Jones, Rev. Arnold delivered an appropriate discourse, taking as his text these words: " We all da fade as a leaf," and " Life and immortality brought to light through the Gospel.' The sermon was full of comfort to the sorrowiugfrieDds and at the same time impressed itself deeply upon the others who listened to it. Mr. Arnold paid a glowimr but deserved tribute to the deceased, whose career closing in the early morning of life w.- s so rich and pure in all points. At the close of these services, the Masonic fraternity again took charge of the body, carrying it to the cemetery, only the immediate friends following, as the storm was increasing in fury constantly. Arriving at the grave the usual rites of the brotherhood were observed, the Masons bravely enduring the storm of wind and snnd for half an hour. Just as the body was being lowered into the grave, the auu burst forth from the clouds which had obscured it all the day, and with its beams fulling gently upon the casket the ceremonies were concluded. We have no wish to give fulsome praise to our friend who has gone. tie was known by all the people of this town and county, and we feel confident that never has the death of n ciiizen called forth such general expressions of sorrow. Mr. Clarke was au honorable man, a true man, a good man, and his works will live after him. At a special meeting of Giblem Lottie the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted : WHKKKAS, The Grand Master of the Universe has called from his earthly labors our beloved brother, F. H. Clarke ; therefore Resolved, That wo hereby express our heartv appreciation of the sterling worth and character of our deceased Brother, both hi b man and a mason, aud our deep sorrow at his early and untimely deaih. RetoUed, That in the death of Brother Clarke, Giblem Lodge No. 3i'i, A. F. & A. M., has lost a dearly beloved member, ami the masonic fraternity at large a worthy Brother. Re » oCeed, That we deeply sympathize with his relatives and fhpecially with hi* willow in ( he. irreparable loss they have sustained ; and WtiEHEAS, During the late illness of Brother CUrlie'our brethren of Ban Dieiro Lodge No. 35, A. V, & A. M., at San Diego. Cal , rendered moat valuable ser vices in casing for him during his Richness aud subsequent, thereto ; in the brotherly care taken of his remains, and in the kindness shown to his widow and orphan ; lUeiefore RtsoUed, That we hereby tender to said Lodge our sincere thanks for their faithful and noble services in the cnuse of humanity and masonic- brotherhood. Reunited, That the secretary of Giblem Lodge be directed to fciroich a copy u! these resolutions to the widow of our deceased Brother, to Sun Diego Lodge No. 35, A. F A A. M., and to the Iowa Liberal and LeMars Sentinel for publication- Personal. " W. M. Lorimer, ihe Marsh Harvester man, went over to Ponca yesterdaj. Miss Belle Burnham is teaching in the A. W Parsons district, Grant township. Admiral Farquhar, late of the British Navy, now on the retired list, has recently purchased eleven hundred acres of land from Will A. Young. The laud lies northwest of town. Mrs. F, A. Clarke will remain in Le Mars for the present. W. M. Lorimer and family are occupying Deacon Blodget's bouse, souihside. C. G. Norris, who put chased the Blind property recently, is fixing it up for rent. Col. Frank Amos has bought the Blake property, on the south- side. James Stanley starts for Cliicage next week. He has been offered a fine position on one of the railroads running out from Chicago. Prof. J. M. Slillman occupies his spare moments here in composing ihe music for a DUW church book. Prof. Weruli got home from Elk Point Sunday. He had a puocessfu! institute, there. Harvey Parsons has been suffering from a severe bronchial affection for several days, George \ V. Argo, Esq., had a btief tussle with bilious fever lust week. J. C. Kelly, Esq., is in Carroll attending court. Joseph S. Dnucau, late of Florence, Pa. but now residing in Bioux Oily, was in town Sunday, on a visit to his cousin- inlaw, J. M. Emery, Esq. Frank Williams, of Indepcndence 4 brother of Mrs. H. C. Curtis, has been in town for several days past. Willie Wilklns, who went to Philadelphia some months since, is now in Chicago, lie didn't like the far east. PORTLANDVILLE. tUg" This is to give notice that CH. AHL. XS BRANDON, Esq., is oer duly accredited agent and solicitor at Portlaudville. He is authorized to take subscriptions, con tract for job work and advertising, and receive monevs. ANOTHKK SOLDIKR GONE.— About noon on Sunday James J. Britt, a well known citizen of this place, died after a lingering aud painful illness. James Britt was born at Dogully Tunnel, Maryland, and at the time of his death had just turned thirty nine years. While quite a boy he removed with bis family to Ohio, and at the breaking out of the rebellion he jointhe 5th Ohio Cavalry. He was a brave soldier, serving his country faithfully. On the 13th of October, 1863, ho was wounded in battle, from the effects of which he was diseharged the following May. In April, 1371, Mr. Britt came to this county, where he has since resided fie leaves a father, brother, wife and child to mourn his loss. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, and was largely attended. In accordance with the deceased's earnest request, his burial was conducted by old soldiers, about forty uf- whotn escorted the, body to the grave, the muffled drums beating sad ID 11 - io as this cortege passed. James Britt was well liked by those who knew him: he will long be. remembered, aud his early death regretted. The absence of religious services at Mr. Brill's funeral may excite comment, but it should not, us the reason for that absence is valid. Father M. eis was obliged to be in Dubuque, a telegram to Father Lcnahan, at Sioux City, bjouehl a r » ply that that gentleman was likewise out of town. Fathers Muis and Lenalian bed been with Mr. Brill during his recent illness, and to ihem he expressed a complete resignation, and secure hope foi the luture. ANOTHKK BMZZAKD — A terrible sand blizzard raged over this portion of creation during the hours of what should have been peaceful Sunday, and for a time it looked as If we all might be blown into kingdom come. It wasn't a hurricane or tornado, but a steady blow from 9 a. until 4 p. in., first from the south and gradually working around to the north. As it has been exceedingly dry this spring, the dust is deep, light and easily moved, and the winds cavorting over the dusty roads and dry fields took up sheet after sheet of the loose earth until the air was full of the particles, the sun iteelf being darkened by the moving mass. About noon a frightful looking cloud appeared in the west, thunder and lightning accompanied, and the desired rain was confidently expected; but the storms moved north, aud tbe blizzard continued its fury. At sundown the wind calmed, but during * the night a heavy breeze came from tbe north, shak ing up the nervous inhabitants, but doing no more serious damage. Northwest of town the storm was much worse, ending with hail that played havoc ia places. The new process of sun printing has been employed, ( probably for the first time in book illustration,) in giving a hand some portrait of the late General J. B. Hood as a frontispiece to hisgreat book on the war which was the resul of some four years preparation. The book is beautifully prepared with clear new type, best of paper, fine Illustrations, and not unworthy of the studio of the historical atu dent or the boudoir of the fashionable lady. The entire proceeds of the b< ok are devoted to " Tbe Hood Orphan Memorial Fund" for the education and support of the ten little orphan babes of General Hood, « nd the publisher is General G. T. Beauregard, P. O. Address, New Orleans, Louisiana. A letter from ihe Hon. Andiew Van Patten Day inl'oims tbe good people of Le Mars that he is bavin.' a grand old lime on the prairies of Kansas He is farming a little, hunting considerably, and tending the baby. He has put up ten barrels of buffalo meat, and could have doubled the quantity had heue- ired. Andrew Van Patten says there is noplace like Kansas. No slanderous neighbors; no other peoples young ones running over your garand breaking down your fence; no little seven by nine newspaper hunting for scandals; in fact nothing to make lile other but pleasant, prosperous and happy Andrew Van Potten is pulling on flesh, bis family duties not in tbe least impairing his health. The many friends of Judge Day will be glad to hear from him. The school board metSaturday evening. Sociable at West field Friday evening— a big time was had. Our merchants will open up a new branch of business soon. Miss Eda Jenkins has returned from a few days' visit to Elk Point. Peter Haldherg will probably go to the Hills with A. 0 . ( Jhas- e ie a short time. John Sophy and O. A. Hubbard arc jerking pickerel from the Sioux at a lively rale. A bran new coach passed down yesterday for Ufe on the Dakota road between Yankton aud Sioux City. Tom Sedgwick and family are expected home this week from Wisconsin, where they have been visiting tbe past few weeks. O. E. Hardy left this morning with a gang of men and the necessary equipments to complete a railroad contract which he has taken of the Noilhwestern company in Tama county. Mr. K H. Miller, who started recently for ihe Black Hills, and met with a serious accident near Fort Hale, has returned. His arm, whi'; h was badly crushed, ia slowly mending, and he will doubtless soon be able to use it ugalu John Hammond, who has been lingering about thene diggings for some time left this morning for the southeastern part of the state, where he will spend the greater portion of the gammer. That Johnnie will be muchly missed cannot be questioned. His return will be anxiously awaited by oue who knows him best. Mike Golden, freight conductor on the Sioux City and Dakota between Yankton and Sioux City, met with a serious accident last Wednesday. He missed his footing and fell from the engine in tbe track aud before he could gather himself up be was caught by the pilot and rolled along quite a distance between it and the ties. He was badly bruised but will probably recover. Had he not been able to kave retained his hold on the pilot he certainly would have been killed. All are glad to learn that he escaped us well at be did. Wm. Lowe, our hardware merchant, has closed out his business and will" go to Caaton, Dakota, where he will give his attention to his larger establishment at that poiiH. Mr. Lowe has made many friends during his business career among us, and it Is much regretted by all that he finds it necessary to close out his bus. iness here. However, the people of Port Inndville will unite in wishing him success in business at his old home. When a new crop shall have given a proper stimulus to business in this valley we apprehend that Mr. Lowe will return and become « permanent future in tbe hardware line at thin point. Capt Robinson, who baa purchased the Btone house, will immediately begin fixing it up. Tbe carpenters will be on hand in a cay or two and from the amount of mouey to be expended there is no question but that the captain will have the finest residence in this portion of the Sioux valley. He has bought the Kundert properly, which gives him access to the Bioux. an important Item, as his business will be stock raising. There ia - SP 1880. APRIL 5TH, 1880. JAUDT & T0MPKI1TS € © r. Fourth a n d Douglas StSe Sioux. City We Inaugurate the Spring Season of 1880 by exhibiting a Grand Display of BLACK AND COLORED SILKS TRIMMINS SiLKS, SATINS *** VELVETS. This will be the most attractive exhibit of Goods ever offored in this city, and will be well worthy a visit of inspection. We respectfully solicit the ladies of LeMars and vicinity to visit our salesroom this week. This display of Silks will be exhibited on the center countors in our retail salesroom, so as not to interfere with our regular business Prices on all Goods will be found to be, as usual, a little lower than those of any other house in this city. EEMEMBER— Monday, April 5th, and during the entire week. Call and see us. JANBT & TOMPKINS, Cor. Fourth and Douglas Sts., Sioux City. abundant room for many more Just such enterprising men in this Big Sioux valley, which for fertility of soil, water, and in fact all the requisites of a stork raiting 6 - o » d. He paid bis little fare, much to! the amusement of the passengeri. Mr. Hubbard also informs us that Mr. Blair has begun suit for the recovery of the road, the initial performance being service upon Judge O. 8. Gtfford, of Canton, Dakota, the representative of the Milwaukee road in the territory. The position which Mr Blair takes seems to be thiit the leasing was contrary'to the provisions of the charier, and therefore illegal consequently all authority based upon that lease is illegal Ilowever. it is to be hoped that the road will remain under the present management, as it is evidently for the interests of all who have business with tht road that it abould. For Sale or Rout. The undersigned will sell or lease his hotel property in Portlundvillo, The City hotel is a commodious building, in a live railroad town. Ootid raato / fur stock in the beautiful flbttx ^ f l c y. Wate or call upon me for \ uj] yp < articu lars. P. O4INOK, LeMars, Iowa. *— » _ « . The ladies are making a big fuss over liurg & ller. tgcn' stock of n « w goods, and no wonder. Their store is full from cellar to second story, and the quality is fur above any brought here in the past. It aecms to us that tbe stock is largo enough and varied enongh to carry Urn firm over a year, but Mr. Burg tells UB that he is even now ordering new goods nvery week. Trade cert& inly must bo booming at this popular establishment, ami If so we are heartily glad of it. The proprietors are full of push and energy, manage their business economically; always have gentlemenly. competent assistant*, and in fact do everything to attract and keep trade. Those of our lady readers who tnve not yet eKjamincd Burg & Ifentges' stock of spring and summer goods should do so at once. ' Letter List. • April at, 1880. Miss Frankio Mahaney, E. J. Martin, Mrs. Eliza Mann. Persons inquiring for letters please say advertised, J. M Emory, P. M. Im'ROVBD. — J. ast week's Sioux Valley News came to hand in an improved form, having changed from a six column quarto to a seven column folio. The proprietor of the News, N. C. Niieb, is working hard to give Lincoln county a live, reliable newspaner, and if prosperity doesn't come to bim the people of the shiro, and especially the business men of Canton, will have to answer for neglect of duty. Will II. Clarke, a gentleman well- known. In LeMars, U engaged on the News, and he is doing good work for himself and his employer. The Libera! Is glad to speak well of the Sioux Valley News, of Mr v Nash,, and of Mr Clarke. On Thursday, April IB, James Pritcharrl aid and Miss Helen J . Paull, both of Washington township, were married ut the rc'. idenco of the bride's mother, Hev. J a cob Brown officiating. A goodly number of friends were present to wish the uewmade man and joy and happiness, re maining until a late hour, some in fact keeping the new husband company until seven o'clock Friday morning. GOIHO WBST.—- About the first of June H. C Curtis, John Wilde, B. F. Maaahan and Sheriff HopVins will take a ivi « - t: j Colorado, going by team and making the trip by easy drives. The gentlemen will liuger in the mountains of the Cen teonial State about a month, returning during August. The tour is to be made for the benefit of the health of the parly. Aid rich & Co., are making big prepsra tious for the spring trade. They have just received fifty baby carriages which must be sold cheap. The standing offer made by Mr. Aldrich years ago— to present u perambulator to tbe first young couple announcing twins, is creating considerable talk this spring, and we may look tot results. Town NOTIOB .— The trustees of this township are getting on their ears, and propose 10 lave th<$ alleys and by- ways cleaned up or make a fuss about it. By reference to a notice published elsewhere it will be seen that before the Drat day of May all alleys must bo cleaned of garbage and filth; that after lhat date no person will be allowed to dump any garbage within tbo limits of the town; and all stables and pig pens must be cleaned immediately. The board evidently means to make seme show of fight, and all good citizens will respond cheerfully to their reasonable demands. See the notice in another column, and act accordingly. Fish Commissioner Shaw says mat the dams now built across the Floyd and other streams in this county must'be constructed in comformity with the Slate law. Ho will be here shortly to make thorough examination, and in every case where there has been a violation of law thero will bo prompt prosecution. * Just to remind the temperance society's executive committee, we will inform thero that the regular meeting fal, is on Sundny evening, May 2nd. It might be advisable to work up a little interest before tbo meeting. Miss Nellie Martland, of Sparland Ill's, ha3 cime west, and will tench the youth of Rob. Magee's district, in Elgin township, during the spring term. Miss Martland is a sister of Mrs. A. W. Durley of LeMars.
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