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Turner County herald. (Hurley, Dakota [S.D.]) 1883-19??, December 31, 1914, Image 1

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Shaeffer Trite Holds Annual Pow
Wow—Christmas Cheer and
Revelry Galore
The Holiday season brings with it
each year many joys aud pleasures
to both old and young. The giving
of gifts,'religious exercises, the part
played by Santa Claus, the lighted
Christmas tree, the hanging up of
stockings, the meeting of friends
and relatives, the homecoming of
Sons and daughters to spend a short
season with aged parents and many
other happenings add tfo the list of
diversified joys and good cheer that
go to make a part of Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shaeffer were
host and hostess of a verv happy
family reunion at their home during
the past week when all the brothers
and sisters of Mr. Shaeffer composed
the party of a merry company of
Holiday celebrators.
The occasion was another of their
regular Pow-Wows of getting to
gether—meeting of their entire
family during the holidays, a prac
tice which has been a woll kept and
much enjoyed affair for a good
many years.
In the past this family have been
separated by as many states as there
are members and on some occasions
some members would have to wend
his way home and from a foreign
land, but have always managed in
some way to be present.
Celedrations and reunions of this
nature serve to keep up the inter
ests and happy memories of the
"old home" when Father and Moth
er were the loadstones that brought
them all back to their parental roof.
It keeps the vital interests and wel
fare of each member of the family
ever present and unbroken. The ex
change of gifts, experiences told,
told, reveiwing the past and Dlnn
ninrg for the future as well as the
feasting revelery and merry-making
come in for each reunion program.
Those present wera John A. Hur
ley. S. D., Henry W. Canova, S. D.,
Fred T., Amiret, Minn.. CJrover R.,
and W. E., Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs.
D. W. Pratt and Mrs. W. T. Fish of
of Burt, la., which comprises the
entire family of four brothers and
two sisters. Mrs. J. A., Mrs. H.
W-, and Mrs. T. Shaeffer, sisters
in-law, and a bevy of the n-xt gen
eration were also present and assist
ed in the mirth and festivities.
The host gave the visitors an
evening at the Star Theatre, a bowl
ing tournament at Masonic club
rooms and took them for tour of
inspection over our village. They
were favorably impressed with the
wide awake and up-to date appear
ance of Hurlev and pronounced the
surroundidg community as a more
excellent farming country than th^y
expected to see.
After some preliminary plans' and
making preparations for their meet
ing in 1915 they departed for their
several homes Monday pronouncing
their Pow-Wow at Hurley, S. D.,
the mod eventful and happy
function they have attended.
The "bunch,'are all alive, healthy,
hearty, good natured and prosper
ing and it is needles to say that this
'Christmas season was a merry and
pleasant one for all particitating
and that the gathering was "some
real time" and one that will long
be remembered and cherished,
We wish to state that owing to an
overdose of invoicing at the hard
ware store3 but little time has been
applied to' this issue of the Herald,
by the editor-in-chief. Our ad
vertisers, correspondents and work-,
ing force have donfi nobly and we
hope that the sheet will be appreci
ated and read by our subscribers
and that in our own case, the .will
will be taken for the deed.'
In the future the Herald will be
more a complete recorder of |ocal
happenings, and we- believe that the
editorial column will also be worth
reading. Try it and give your con
Jan. 6-a-Jeriry Jensoni sells a goodly pje believe that the only way to con
bunch of horses/ cattle and hogs. .„ .. ..
AIbo a large amount of machinery
Dan Cupid's Work Results in Mar
riage of Popular Young Couple
Chris A. Nelson and Miss Jennie
Stahl were married at the A. L.
Benson home, at Parker, at 4 o'clock
P. M., December 23rd.
About fifty relatives and close
friends of the contracting parties
were present. The bride wore white
wool and silk crepe and carried white
rosebuds and carnation^—the groom
was in the conventional black. After
the ceremony a reception was ten
dered the young couple at the spa
ciovs home of the bride's mother.
Here the \newlyweds" received the
congratulations and good wishes of
those assembled—they also were the
receiptients of many valuable and"
appropriate presents.
Both of these young people are
well known here. Mr. Nelson is a
prosperous, hard working young
farmer, honest and rospected by all,
the bride is a lady of manv ac
complishments and is thoroughly
well liked. They will make their
future home at Wessington Springs,
S. D.
The Herald wishes them a long
and prosperous life.
E. W. Browne's career as a hard
ware merchant of Hurlev came to a
peaceful end last Monday morning,
as he at that time transferred his
stock, good-will and best wishes to
J. E. McCarty, formerly of Can
Before shuffling off, Mr. Browne
requested that his sincere thanks be
extended to the people of Hurley
and vicinity for their loyal patron
age given him during the six years
that he sold "screws and bolts."
He also wished it stated that he has
endeavored at all times to treat
everyone fair, and to sell his goods
on their merits—that if he ever did
give one the worst of it that it was
accidental and not through intent.
He has been heard to remark that
he and his family have enjoyed the
years spent in Hurley and that the
they are all pleased over the fact
that business will still keep them
residents of this thriving little burg.
Before his demise, Mr. Browne
requested that his friends and pat
rons give to his successor, (Mr. Mc
Carty), who by the way is an ex
perienced hardware dealer and a
man of irreproachable character,
that same steady and excellent trade
that he was favored with.
And now, let us forget all little
differences that might have arisen
during his stay in the hardware
store and all "whoop'er up" for the
Turner County Herald, where said
Browne intends to show the popu
lace that, in that line of work, he is
still very much alive.
Fatal Automobile Accident
Last Friday afternoon, as David
Novstrup and Miss May Gillin were
returning home from Marion, the
car which Mr. Novstrup was driving
skidded on the grade three miles
south of Marion and overturned,
both occupants of ,the. car being
thrown to the ground Mr. Novstrup
Btruck in such a manner that he was
instantly killed—Mks Gillen escap
ing with a severe'shaking. up fg||||f
Just how the accident ciccured no
one will ever know, but it is sup
posed that the car hit a snow bank
and skidded, then turned turtle.
David was the oldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Laurentz Novstrup, who
now own and live on the old N. C.
Kier place. Funeral services were
held Wednesday and were conducted
by I. 0. 0. F. Lodge No. 75 of Hur
ley. As we do not possess data a
full obituary will appear next week.
The sympathy of the entire com
munity is with the bereaved family.
National Prohibition Defeated
The House of Representatives,
last week defeated the HobsOn Na
tional Prohibition measure by a vote
of 197 for and 189 against A ma j
ority for, but not the neccessary
two-thirds vote required on constitu'
tional amendments.
Much dissapointment is felt over
the result as nearly all thinking peo-
trol th®
He is located on Herb Withee's, a&tidnal law.
place east of towa, 'foe question is not dead.
,!lquor :18 through
I have purchased the E. W.
Browne hardware stock—have moved
my family here and will now en
deavor to make Hurley interests my
I shall keep an up-to-date stock,
and will at all times guarantee
prices and quality of goods.
I ask that you remember the" old
stand—give me a trial and if dis
satisfied give me your reason and if
within the bonds of reason will
make good. ^1
Yours for mutual benefit/
J. E. McCarty
My hardware accounts will from
now on be found at the printing
office. All those knowing themselves
indebeted to me will please call and
settle and thus save collection ex
penses. E. W. Browne
Lude Fisk.
tinson & Son
Try Some. H. Mar-
If you area pa
tron of this Bank
and we have had
a share in making
it so, we are more
If you have not
been a patron of
iBank, dbut have.
rturned"bver anew
leaf and will give
31, 1914
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Hurley Light Co.-was
held last Monday night. The sec
retary's and treasurer's reports gave
much valuable information. There
are bow ninety-eight users of
"juice." forty-two being added
since last March—the total receipts
in 1914 for the electric "fluid"
was over $3,000. The plant is now
more than self-supporting and under
the present excellent management
the receipts will rapidly increase.
The old board of directors ie E.
E, Berry, Arthur Nelson, F. E.
Jackson, J. H. Farnsworth and H.
J. Pier were re-elected and it was
decided that the services of the sec
retary and treasurer entitled them
to some remuneration, so it was
voted to give those officers a 3alary
of $25.00 each per annum.
Highest price paid
H. Martinson & Son.
for poultry.
*. 1'$* s4
TF. THE PAST YEAR ^has been a
happy and prosperous one fori^ou,
we are glad.
The present city of Hurley, situa
ted in the center of Turner County,
and now the business Center of
aforesaid county, was founded in
1882—incorporated in 1883 as a vil
lage and as a city of the third class
in 1904, has always been on the map,
both in a business and a political
Its founders were "pioneers men
of worth and character, there was
Peter Allen, Emiel Brauch, A. F.
Elliott, C. J. Bach, Dr. H. S. Graves,
C, F. Wallace and a score of others,
whose every effort was for the up
building of the town and the de
velopment of the country, and that
their efforts were rewarded is ev
idenced by this, our prosperous
town—surrounded by the best farm
ing district in all South Dakota.
Every line of business enterprise
is here represented, and seldom are
farmers compelled to go to another
trading point for merchandise.
'w: ^4-
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us an opportunity
to be of service to
you during it he
coming y§§T,
assure yoil' thai:
we will do all^we
can, if consistent
with Igood^ safe
business methods^,
to make the year
Letter" year!
We want you to have one of oitl business calendars -if"
If you don't get one, tis know
a ri»
NO. 28
The city owns and operates its
own water plant—and is agood one.
We have the best electric light platit
in operation in the county-—our
streets and crossings are always in
good condition.
Hurley's public school ranks second
to none in this part of the state, and
for churches, we have all the pro
gressive organizations extant they
are well kept up and the congrega
tions are numbered by the hundreds*
Anyone looking for a town pos
sessing all modern advantages and
without the draw-back of excessive
taxes will do well to get off at ^Hur
ley—locate with us for a year and
you either will not or cannot leaved
On the inside pages appears an ex^
tensive review of the principal
events of the past year. It is correct
and comprehensive and all should
study it and then preserve it for
future reference.

every year

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