Friday, March 6, 2009
Jerome News Briefs -- 5 February 1909 ---- from the Semi-Weekly Iowegian
The worst blizzard of recent years raged in this section all day Friday. Heavy rains fell Thursday which turned to snow soon after midnight, accompanied by the highest , fiercest wind in many years. The snow ceased falling Friday evening, but the wind continued to blow a gale until Saturday evening, unroofing outbuildings, twisting some on foundation and turning others over. The door of the Believers hall was blown open and a number of windows blown out. A large number of cattle and other stock thruout the country perished Friday night.
Notwithstanding the storm Friday, Charley Fox wore a broad smile all day, the cause: The stork left a baby boy at his home Friday morning, this being their first boy; the other four being girls.
Mrs. Edith Fry went to Diamond last Thursday to see her father, Frank Duncan. Mr. Duncan jumped from a moving train about a mile east of Jerome, his foot being caught under the wheels, crushing two of his toes so badly as to necessitate amputation.
Frank Gable and his wife are enjoying a visit from their sister-in-law of Palo, Ia. She arrived Friday.
Harry Stark, east of town, lost a horse Friday night, by falling in an old well,k which was not sufficiently covered.
Geo. Moore is suffering from a very painful abcess on his hand, caused from a deep bruise.
After a few weeks in Texas looking over the country and visiting places of interest, Walter Moore returned home Saturday.
Jake, Loran and Imogene Shonts are having a siege with mumps.
Rev. Carson, of Seymour, has been visiting his sister, Mrs. David Zimmerman. He assisted Rev. Bishop a few nights in special meetings.
Sam Houx and wife arrived from Cedar Rapids more than a week since and will reside with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Kinney on their farm west of town. Mr. Houx was in the grocery business in Cedar Rapids, but being in rather delicate health, he decided to try farm life awhile.
Dr. Miller was called from Plano last Tuesday evening to the John Graham home, Mrs. Graham being quire poorly with rheumatism and a complication of troubles.
Mrs. Geo. Holtzinger is confined to her bed with acute rheumatism. Mrs. M. I. Moore is also confined to bed with similar trouble. The extreme change in the weather is causing a great deal of sickness.
The pupils of the principal's room of Jerome school, enjoyed a holiday Monday, Mrs. Hudnall being in Centerville attending the funeral of a cousin.
Mrs. Blanche Banes and children, Ralph and Rollins, of Centerville, arrived Tuesday for a visit at the parental E. L. Shonts home.
Mrs. J. Tilly returned Tuesday from Centerville where she had been on business.
Archie Hawkins made a trip to Numa Tuesday for the Big Four Supply Co.