Dell Rapids History: 1891-1892
March 11. 2014 1:30PM
W.I. Howland, the butter, egg and poultry dealer, shipped to Chicago Wednesday night a car load of live poultry. A regular eight deck live poultry car was used. Over 4,000 turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens and pigeons were comprised in the load.
Gunder Paulson went to Spencer Wednesday to assist his brothers on the building contract there. The Paulson brothers are gaining a good reputation as good stonemasons. As a country grows older and the towns become larger, more of our celebrated granite will be used for building purpose, and with their valuable experience Paulson brothers will undoubtable be able to do a big business.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hart, of Logan Township, celebrate the 50th anniversary of their marriage at their home, last Thursday, November 19 with all their children, five grandchildren, one great grandchild in a number of other relatives present.
Large and small heating stoves of various styles at C.J. Johnson's Store.
Wanted – a good man to manage a store in Dell Rapids. Must have at least $100 to deposit as a guarantee of faithful service. Inquire at The Time's office.
O.H. Eide will open the new gallery just completed on Orleans Street, Saturday, Aug. 12, having leased the building for five years. 14 of the best cabinet pictures at the low price of $4.
The Knights of Pythias held a successful and pleasant sociable at their hall in the First National Bank block, last Thursday evening, after Lodge. Only the knights and their families and ladies were present. The company numbered about 60.
J.A. Campbell, of Nebraska, whose visit here for the purpose of instituting a camp of the Modern Woodman of America was successful in his work, securing 20 candidates for membership.
The people of this community will be pained to learn that F.F. Whalen, formerly of this vicinity and who now owns considerable real estate here, has become insane. Mr. Whalen has been afflicted with epilepsy for several years and has traveled extensively for his health and been treated at Battle Creek, Michigan, sanatorium, but without permanent relief, and the loss of his mind is laid to the effects of the disease.
A machine for washing dishes is said to have been invented by an Iowa woman. If it should prove a success it will be hailed with delight by all housekeepers.
There will be an appeal made in the divorce case of Eliza M. Ervin vs Edwin A. Ervin, hailing from Dell Rapids, both parties being old residents here. The findings of fact of referee Jones in the case were sufficient for the issuance of a decree, the matter of alimony being left of the parties to agree upon.
The building of two new churches, the Catholic and Episcopal, in Dell Rapids this year will be a good thing for the town and the societies should be heartily and substantially encouraged in their undertaking. Nothing speaks higher for a town’s morale and material welfare then fine churches and they assist materially in promoting the growth and welfare of the community. Let us have new churches by all means.
The trial of Charles E. Bowman, of this place, charged with aiding in abortion committed upon Mrs. Henrietta Bratten, causing her death, was concluded in the Circuit Court of Sioux Falls. After being out six hours, the jury brought in a verdict of guilty. The minimum penalty for this crime of which Bowman has been convicted is four years in the state penitentiary. The maximum penalty is in the discretion of the court.
South Dakota will cast her first vote for president at the November election at this year (1892). It is an interesting coincidence that the Republicans of the state are called upon to vote for the man who was the warmest friend of South Dakota in her contest for statehood when she was being kept out of the union by the Democratic Party for partisan reasons. Harrison certainly ought to carry the state by an overwhelming majority.
Will S. Catlin, of this place, has established a branch of jewelry store at Jasper and will visit that place a few days each week to attend to the work in his line.
The Jasper Etta Amelia, one of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Huntimer’s little twin daughters, died of cholera infantum.