MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS 1910 - 1913
24 MAR 1910
* "SILVER WEDDING"
Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Johnstad, two of the oldest pioneers and residents of Gackle, celebrated their silver wedding at their hotel, Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The guests which numbered about a hundred and fifty, began arriving at 5:30 P.M. At six o'clock, the Gackle band appeared at the Hotel, and discoursed some of their choices selections appropriate for the occasion.
After the concert, the guests repaired to the dining room, where an elegant four-course supper was served. The Misses Florence Hawn, Hilda Sarkinen, Lillian Johnstad, Palma Johnstad, and Mrs. Tom Pettit, all gowned in white, acted as the waitresses.
The dining room was beautifully decorated for the occasion, the prevailing flowers being Lillies of the Valley. The supper was followed by games of various kinds in which prizes were awarded to the winners. The game which proved to be the winner of the evening was one in which the men trimmed hats for the ladies. Dr. Shepherd won the first prize and Joe Frey won the Booby prize. Mr. Frey was the successful winner of two "Booby" prizes.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnstad were the recipients of many beautiful and costly presents which shows the esteem in which this pioneer couple is held in this community.
Summing the affair all up, it was one of the "swellest" affairs given in Gackle for some time.
9 JUN 1911
* Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rickard left Thursday for Rochester, Minn. where Mrs. Rickard will undergo an operation. Their children are staying with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Dahl.
23 JUN 1911
* Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rickard returned from Rochester, Minn., Friday of last week. Mrs. Rickard is feeling much better as a result of the trip
23 JUN 1911
* Sigurd Dahl and family arrived last week from Hazel, S.D. for a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert N. Dahl, at their farm home east of town.
14 JUL 1911
* Any one wanting an automobile license can get the application lank at the State Bank. The law became effective July 1, but owners have 30 days in which to procure their license.
25 AUG 1911
* Dr. Frank W. Chandler, dentist, and registered assistant will be in Gackle, one day only, Sept. 8th at the hotel. Full set of teeth $5.00 and up--crown and bridgework; fillings that stay--teeth extracted without pain. All work fully guaranteed. The largest and most complete equipment, offering the highest proficiency at prices consistent with superior services. Don't forget the date. [note: This dentist came to Gackle for one or two days each month.]
8 SEP 1911
* Mrs. John Fode arrived home the latter part of last week from her visit with her daughter [Tillie], Mrs. Emanuel Keonig, at Fallon, Mont. Her daughter, Anna, who spent the summer there, returned with her.
1 MAR 1912
"Florence Frey's Second Birthday"
* It is not often that a person's birthday falls on the 29th of February but Little Florence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grey, had occasion to celebrate her second birthday Thursday in a very pleasant manner.
About thirty of her little friends were invited to sped the afternoon with her, printed invitations on hearts of red announcing the anniversary. The jolly bunch of little merry-makers assembled at the home of the hostess and then went to the Hotel Cataract where they played for a short time.
The dining room was tastily decorated with figures of red, the table being striped with wide, red ribbon diagonally. The room was made dark by drawing the curtains and a number of red candles lighted the table. In the center of the table was a large boquet of carnations, Florence's birthday flower. The one long table was heavily laden with good things to eat, of which all partook heartily.
The waitresses were; Mrs. Joe Frey, Mrs. R. S. Miller, Mrs. W. P. Bryan and Mrs. A. H. Haut.
This occasion was, no doubt, the prettiest and most enjoyable one ever witnessed here and we believe the day will long be remembered by Florence and her little friends as well as the older folk who were in attendance.
* Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Spaulding Jr. were down from Streeter Wednesday to attend the funeral of the latter's cousin, Grace Young.
30 MAY 1913 -
"To Whom it May Concern"
* My wife, Mrs. Katie Schlenker having left my bed and board, I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by her after the date hereto attached.
Dated at Gackle, N.D., this 28th day of May, 1913.
JACOB L. SCHLENKER.
[Published again on 6 Jun 1913, and 20 Jun 1913]
20 JUN 1913 - "Cunningham Arrested."
Grabbed at Edgeley While Returning From Aberdeen With Booze.
* John C. Cunningham, "the lightning bolter," was arrested at Edgeley Saturday the city marshal. He was returning from Aberdeen with a bunch of booze to dispose of here and upon stepping from the train was grabbed. His whiskey was also taken by the officer.
Court is in session at LaMoure and we believe his case has been disposed of but no word has been received as to the trial. The new bootlegging law, which carried an emergency, gives a minimum fine of six months in the penitentiary to those guilty of bootlegging.
15 AUG 1913
* John M. Meyer, who lives southwest of town, stuck a pitchfork into his knee while at work on day last week. He is now under the care of Dr. Gale, suffering with blood poison.
29 AUG 1913
* Mrs. T. P. Griffin was over from Jamestown and spent Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. J. Hogan.
26 SEP 1913
* Three emigrant cars left here Saturday morning for Terry, Mont. Those moving away were: Theo. Heitz, Julius Schlenker, Christ Roth and families. We join their friends here in wishing them success in their new location.
26 SEP 1913
* Henry Clark was accidentally shot at Alfred last week. He and a traveling man had just returned from hunting and his companion was unloading his gun when it discharged, stricking Mr. Clark in the knee. It is a very serious wound and the result is doubtful.
24 OCT 1913
* Gottlieb Lang was taken to Edgeley Friday of last week for an operation for appendicitis, Dr. Gale accompanying him from here to look after the operation. Mr. Lang was in a serious condition upon his arrival at Edgeley but is getting along fine at this time.
24 OCT 1913
* Philipp Lang went to Edgeley Saturday to visit his brother, Gottlieb who is in the hospital.
31 OCT 1913
* A telephone line is to be built some 30 miles south west of here. Men and material are on the ground and work will be commenced at once.
12 DEC 1913
* Monday evening a number of local people drove out to the H. H. France farm home to help Mr. and Mrs. France celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The affair was a complete surprise ad was greatly enjoyed by all. Mr. and Mrs. France were presented with a half dozen silver knives and forks. The guests departed in the wee hours of morning, wishing them many returns of the day.