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Akron Register Tribune (Newspaper) - February 4, 1909, Akron, Iowa VOLUME FEBKUAllti NUMBER 25 OLD FASHIONED BLIZZARD ALMOST ENTIKB COUNTRY 18 STORMSWEPT jjtorm Moves East From Rocky Railroad Traffic Greatly Does Much But Very Little Life A oldfashioned ripsnort tearing which started from the east slope of the Rooky swooped suddenly down upon this section last Thursday January date that will go down and be remembered in history as one of the most widespread and severe winter storms of the past twenty years or Following a week of balmy a drizzling rain prevailed during the turning to a wet snow toward Soon after it seemed that about forty billion storm devils de scended from the northwest regions at and the ball was The wind reached a hurricane velocity of nearly seventy miles an hour from the way the snow was seemed to blow from all directions at The wind beat the snow as fine as powdered sugar and it sifted through even the smallest cracks and crevices in buildings in large quanti It was difficult to see farther than across the street and to venture out in storm was to be nearly blinded and suffocated by the warring The early which was was plastered onto trees and entirely covering and weighing down telephone and telegraphwires to the breaking A large plateglass window in Mohrs furniture department gave way under the pressure at about and it was necessary to do some lively work in boarding up the to prevent damage to the The large glass Moerlein sign in front of Knborns saloon was wrenched from its fastenings and smashed on the ment walk Windows were also blown out in several Had there been a fall of even a half foot of snow conditions would have been a great deal What little snow did fall was piled into hard three or four feet deep in By morning the ferocity of the storm had somewhat but the wind blew a gale all day Friday and the temperature dropped it reached about six below zero Fri day A freight train arriving at about Thursday evening was stalled here until the next Only one passenger Sioux to get through here and not until Monday and Tuesday of this week did the trains begin to run on schedule Heavier snowfall south and east caused the delay in traffic and colder weather increased the Considerable damage was done on farms in this vicinity by the high many windmills and sheds be ing blown Exposed stock suf fered and there was some loss of pigs and The loss would have been much greater had the storm been accompanied with severe Other rural localities report much more damage than None of the seven rural mail routes out of Akron were supplied Some of the carriers started out on but soon turned finding it would be impossible to make the trip Carrier Ernest who has served since the first rural route was established eight years ago last says it was the only time he never carried at least a por tion of his route on account of a snow The carriers were enabled to go put There was remarkably little loss of life throughout the country as a re sult of the big Joseph Jacob a farmer near is reported to have lost his way while walking from town to his became fell and waa frozen to A searching party found his remains a few days The big blizzard was sufficient to cause all the oldtimers to sit up and take bringing froin them many reminiscences of the winters in the50s and when ihe terrible blizzards would prevail from three days to a piling the snow into great blockading all traf fic for weeks entailing great loss of i Close of Lecture The Akron Lyceum course for was brought to a close Monday eve ning by Kemples The American the fifth Those attending with the idea that it was to be a lecture prinoi pally for the edification and enjoy ment of the young weregreatly sur His discourse was more of an appeal for the boy than to the boy Kemple used his sup ported by that set parents into a line of hard thinking and he was just as unsparing in bis criticism of some of the senseless usages in our public While standing for proper discipline and commonsense handling of the boy at home and in he also champions the inherent rights of the advancing sensible ideas for bringing out and developing the best in Kern pie has been for years an able educa and He speaks from personal knowledge and practical experience and his important message is both interesting and help ful to old and Much satisfac tion is expressed overhis lecture and there is a desire in many to hear him Wooton is entitled to much credit for the excellence of the seasons It was the priced yet secured here and one of the most Substantial encourage ment should be offered for something even better than in the past for next for it will be generally admit ted that the Lyceum attractions are the most wholesome and give more value for the amount invested than any other form of entertainment available in this SIOUX FALLS AUTHOR DIE3 Will Who Was Born Near Succumbs to Long Illness at Begin ning of Brilliant Lit erary Announcement of the death of Will of Sioux last Thursday January brings sihoerest regret to the bright young authors many friends and admirers in Akron and where passed his He was born on the farm of his Walter two miles northwest of inSioux Valley Union He secured his early education in the Akron public He graduated from thedental department of the State University of Iowa and located in Sioux Falls for where he was very His health was seriously undermined last fall by an attack of typhoid Four years ago bemarried Miss Edith daughter of a prominent Sioux Falls Besides the wife so sadly be other near relatives left to mourn are his of California his Lowell of and of to all of whom this community tenders its A Falls press dispatch gives the following excellent summary of his if ework With the unfinished manuscript of bis fifth notable work of fiction lying on his and with life so sweet to both in realization and in the nomise of richer things yet to come hat be fought like the heroes of bis western novels to retain and build up his waning Will the South Dakota passed away at his home in this city yesterday af His death was due to con Scarcely thirtytwo years of Will Lillibridge had made for himself a prominent place in his profession as a but far above beyond lis professional pursuit was the am bition to make for himself a place in the estimation and memory of the peo ple through the expression Of a truly sifted Surprise was manifest when it was announced little more than three years ago that Lillibridge had written a work of Surprise gave place to joy when Ben Blair came from the press and presented with reality and vividness the life ines of who follow the blind rails of This was fol owed shortly by his second Where the Trail Divides and then e did what few authors nave He gave to the reading public two works of fiction in a single one being The Dissolving a story of the Sioux Falls divorce which had only a limited and The Guest his most recent like the first and second tells the tale of western ife in the range region of South Da Will Otis Lillibridge was a He was born in Union county in and was principally at the state He was a lover of rugged out of door The the were to him as the elixir f The association they broughtbroadened his education his powers of observation increased his imagination and through his well stored mind there oanje the message which he sought to carry to the peb He gave promise of better things n literature than he had yet but he could not command health to sustain him nor longer time iu which to Local News CenWfi Dolngi wood and cobs for sale by A served any at Bid HilHker went to Elk Point on business We sell the Calmar on Hilliker English left Saturday for a visit with her husband at Platte South Alanson Baker Is prepared to do your draying Heavy haul ing a Phone If you wish uptodate give Kings Model Sioux a John local Bas ket goes Everett who had been visiting relatives at Adaville and in this left here Tuesday for her home near will be at the New Kendall to await upon his old patrons and any new ones desiring his Monday and February 15 and Ayrault left Tuesday for Jones called by the death of her af ter an extended The friends of Ayrault extend sympathy in her and of Len who bad been called to Sioux Falls by the death of her Will came here Tuesday for a few days1 visit with her uncle and and and The fast Akron basketball team will contest in the opera house here tomorrow Friday evening with the Elk Point The excellent game put up by the local boys in de feating Sioux Falls recently should insure them a large attendance at this Miss Edna Williams school east of returned Sunday where she took the teachers certificate examination before the county al so visiting at her home Misa Nellie of this also took the certificate examination there last returning home and arrived here Monday from where they have resided the past They now expect to their home in Ak ron and will either buy a house or Soanlon was an early set tler in Westfleld township and still owns a fine farm Many friends will welcome and Scanlou as residents Plummer has resigned the pastorate of the Akron he same to take effect at This action was necessary on account of the serious sickness of bio The doctors prescribe a change of scene or It is much regretted by their riends in this community that such a course roust be but all sincerely lope she will derive immediate At the council meeting Monday eve ning it was decided to employ Attor ney of to look after the towns interests in Bakers water damage which goesbefore he supreme A petition for a itreet lamp by John Near An way and others in the southwest part f town was referred to the Light com February is a month of many ob servances The Candlemas or Jronndhog when the weather conditions for another weeks are supposed to to decided the the birthday of the his year the one hundredth anniver now and henceforth a legal holi day In Iowa the Valentines the the birthday anniver sary of the Father of 11s also a legal Considerable for a month of only isnt it Martin departed Tuesday on a isit to the northwest Pacific coast country and expects to be absent about six The principal ob ect of his trip is to see his aged mother at British Colum She is in feeble health and he will make arrangements that will give ler every possible He also ws a brother living On the way he may stop at Spokane Med ical to visit former residents of Hawarden and and he also expects to do considerable looking around in the Puget sound Alaason Baker solicits your draylng Phone No J Goldfish fbt sale at Cobbs as soon as glass globed Martin wltl call for or deliver your PHone Andrew Paulsoti went to Paul on business returned Monday from a visit with her sisters in Sioux Try those delicious hot drinks tomato cook and Goodwin visttec at the home of bis parents in Sioux City the first of the Go to Hilliker Son and have your horseshoeing dortb by an expert sheer fully The creamery your milk and Highest prices and honest Sixty feet of show all kinds and also counters for for complete or in by the On account of the big the masquerade dance was post poned from last Friday evening to Friday Bex Smith and Will stu dents at Morningside Sioux and Eminett at the uni Ver came home Satur day for a few days Ground Hog You crawled back into your hole nearly three days and still the springlike weather This reminds us that the big blizzard came a week Our an interesting will be given by the Christ ian Endeavor Society of the Christian church Sunday February at Regular services after pro Everybody Henry a young man living east was married last week at Dakota to Miss Zella Judge Stinton The young couple wiilieside in thisvicinity Will FolahArrived Sunday from for a few days visit witb relatives and His who hasi been the family of tier and since the will accompany him Brock and and of Sioux visiting their and other relatives and friends here this McConnell goes to to reside in a few her husband having accepted a position there with a manufacturing Call at The Button Music Store acd see the beautiful Mahogany Case Art Baldwin Upright Grand Price Other new designs No cheaply made or old repolished pianos All new and direct from the Usldwin and will be sold at astonishingly low prices and on easy Andrew of was a guest of Andrew andfam ly Edson was a dent of Akron over thirty years ago nd only once before inrecent years las he been He was much sur prised at the towns substantial Edson is a prosperous lardware dealer in Miss Minnie who was called to about three months ago by the severe illness of her returned last Many riends here are gratified to learn hat her mother has almost entirely They had been visiting at ihe old Ottumwa and before her return and Tremaine received wo messages of sadness last one advising them of the death of in New York and the other of the death of Will Lilli of Sioux Walkerhas visited them here a few Lillibridge was born northwest of this and more ex ended mention is made of his death n another The Farmers Grain of was represented by the following del egation of its members at the fifth an nual convention of the Farmers Grain Dealers held in Sioux City yesterday and today Henry Peter John Herman Sever John John Henry ROHRERl IOWA New Silks New Satins New Ribbons The New Silks for Spring are They come in plain checks and We have the largest and best assortment we have ever shown the Fancy Waist Patterns are no two which is so much desired by the average All our Silks we buy direct from the which enables us to get the latest the lowest prices and even item just as good us the previous The Satins are all the new 27 inches perfect quality we also sell the 36inch guaranteed for two The Ribbons are the same high qual ity sve have been selling right along have all widths in the staple Fancy Ribbons medium and extra to 60c per Embroidery and Laces Big assortment and choice from the narrowup to the wide flouncing fine line of match sets and single in the finest quality up to the stronger Torchon Muslin ReadyMade Muslin in good qual ity torn not cut 95c sale C Bleached and 8c value while c the lot per Also have Sheeting 94 and 104 best Ladies Belts in Leather and Wash Ma up to go in two great and Ladies Shoes 1 lot Ladies up tb sale price to clear up the the Cloaks Now is the time to save some round dollars on these You will need the garments for three months to The values are up to now arranged in three great lots priced at Two apprentice girls wanted at Miss Farnhams Call and get mittens you left at the First National Mellen visited inSioux ity yesterday and George Cain went to Ne on business Murphey left Monday for his Blaimnear His famil will follow and Frank of visited during the past week with Edgar and Wiley Worrell and James after a visit with the family of her south of returned Tuesday to her home near pastor of the local bristian left Monday for a ew days visit at Audubon where he was located be ore The Belief will have a Lin ioln programme at their meeting Sat February at to which everyone is cordially jspeoially the old Isaac who has been work ng for his in Westfleld left yesterday for his home at Hia lair northeast of ac companied there to visit his This weeks weather has been very pleasant and balmy but the act that GroundHog saw his ihadow the moment he crawled out of hole Tuesday morning accord ngto give us at least six weeks more of winter To Opera House Apology and explanation is due pa rons of the opera bouse for the very disagreeable chilliness of the theater at the recent four or five in spite of my the which is supposed to furnish the ailed to deliver the We have now reached an that insures better heat n the future anybody Hading the louse uncomfortably cold can secure return of admissiou Yours fur belter Millinery at rlalfPriee HHAVE a few good WINTER HATS left at JUST HALF well worth and See them within tlje next 10 They must be cleaned out before Spring trade SPRING CAPS for Boys and Girls what they need after laying off the Winter A good 1 lot for 2 lots for the best lot for all worth from 75c to Also a few Xmas Girls Collars which must be cleaned up will almost give them away lOc and 15c each while they YOURS FOR THE TRADE El At the Leaders In Two Apprentice Girls Wanted F 11 if II I I I HI Call and see the beautiful new styles now Prices to All new instruments and fully BUTTON ;