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Friday, February 2, 1905

Below Will be Found the List Drawn for the February Term of Circuit Court

The following have been drawn to serve as jurymen for the next term of court, which convenes Monday, February 20th.


Charles Nienaber, Round Lake
H H Halverson, Lorain twp
T A Johnson, Hersey twp
J R Silby, Hersey twp
L f Miller, Kinbrae
Thomas Hagge, Elk twp
Ben Young, Elk twp
L P Roerig, Adrian
A Eichmeier, Adrian
Frank Ulveling, Adrian
Henry Boots, Larkin twp
N H Cook, Leota twp
James Gilofy, Leota twp
John Heiber, Olney twp
H W Shore, Ransom twp
Andrew Galbraith, Ransom twp
John Lasher, Little Rock twp
David Cramer, Ellsworth
Charles Bird, Ellsworth
L E Fitch, Worthington
E V Voak, Worthington
C B Ward, Worthington
G W Cale, Worthington


Ed Edwards, Round Lake
A W Weinandt, Brewster
John Chapa, Graham Lakes twp
John Rieniets, Bloom twp
Wm Cline, Summit Lake twp
Peter Behr, Seward twp
C C Booth, Seward twp
Robert C Free, Elk twp
George Storing, Elk twp
W C Thom, Rushmore
Nic Martini, Adrian
Frank McFarlin, Adrian
H M Rider, Larkin twp
Chris Martin, Leota twp
S E Jacobson, Olney twp
C F Modisett, Bigelow twp
Wm Robertson, Bigelow twp
John Lins, Ransom twp
Andrew Hanson, Little Rock twp
Pat O'Connor, jr, Little Rock twp
S Kinlund, Worthington
J H Scott, Worthington
J M Addington, Worthington
Fred Doeden, Worthington twp


All blacksmithing done by me must be paid for when done. This applies to all, rich or poor. C.H. Cowing, Reading, Minn.

The Funeral of an Aged Citizen Was Held at Residence of Daughter at Pipestone

Pipestone, Minn. -- The funeral of William J. Tyron was held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. James Buell, of this city, and John Tyron, of Worthington, are the only surviving children. The interment was made in the Pipestone cemetery and later the body of his wife, who died at Worthington will be removed to Pipestone.


Rev. Andrew Herron passed away yesterday morning at 6:18 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.L. Wells, after an illness extending over a period of about six months. Since Sunday he had been unconscious except for a few moments, and the end came quickly, without pain. Services will be held tomorrow at 11:45 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, and the body will be taken to Ackley, Iowa, for interment. --Brewster Tribune.

Rev. Herron occupied the pulpit at the Presbyterian church here a number of times.


Dr. Simpson here 9, 10, and 11.

C.L. Mann returned home last Tuesday.

John Darby made a trip to Brewster last Tuesday on business matters.

Married -- Andrew Lewis and Ella Froml, Thursday, Feb. 2nd, Judge Cory officiating.

Mrs. John Concross is very sick. Her niece came from Iowa this week to take care of her.

Born, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Brace, Sunday, January 29, 1905, an eight pound boy.

James Alexandra, of Heron Lake, passed through our city last Sunday evening on his way home.

Dr. Spalding, of Luverne, was in town the first of the week in consultation with Dr. Dolan over Paul Ventioner.

Jacob Brinkhouse and wife went to Bigelow last Tuesday afternoon to look after the purchase of some South Dakota land.

John Albert of St. James, who has been here for the past three weeks filling the vacancy caused by Harry Rockwell, returned to his home Monday.

Harry Rockwell and wife returned home from Rochester last Sunday evening. Mrs. Rockwell has been in the hospital at that place for the past three weeks and returned home much improved.

The Swedish Lutheran church has extended a call to Rev. Dr. L.H. Beck. He is now the president of the Upsala College at New Orange, N.J. Mr. Erickson has recently resigned his position with the church of this city.

John Anderson, whose home is in Sioux Falls, and well known here, having made this his headquarters for some time while fireman on the switch engine for the Omaha, has returned to this city after spending a couple of months in Sioux Falls.

A chemical fire engine has been ordered and when received will be a valuable addition to our fire department and the department will have some method of subduing a fire under any circumstances. This was a good move on the part of the council.

Several of the farmers in this section will move, about March 1st, to new locations. Among the number is Craig Hagler, who will move onto the Taylor eighty, about a mile west of town, where a house is being built for him by Frank Duba. The structure will be 16x40 foot posts. Geo. Cox will move to the John Silver place, vacated by Hagler Albert Hagerman will occupy G.W. Patterson's farm after it is vacated by Cox, and Peter Halverson will take possession of his brother's place, where Albert now lives. We reported some time ago that Otto Ober would occupy P.J. Silver's farm, but this deal has not yet been closed. --Brewster Tribune.

Mrs. E.J. Wolven left last week to join her husband in Texas.

Kolpen, of Aurelia, visited during the past week with E.S. Glau.

Miss Hilma Nelson left for Tracey, Minn., Monday, to be gone several weeks.

The Tourist Club will meet at the home of Mrs. George Lincoln, Tuesday evening Feb. 7.

Miss Mannie O'Connor, who has been employed by Mrs. C.M. Cory, left Saturday for her home at Wilmont.

S.M. Stewart has just received a car load of new machinery and he says he is now prepared to quote prices on twine to the farmers.

Henry Twiatchell [Twitchell?] is laid up from the effect of some broken ribs. Last Friday evening in some way he fell and unfortunately broke three ribs.

A few friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Stanley Moore Tuesday evening. Whist, refreshments and a very pleasant social time was enjoyed.


Last Wednesday evening John Van Valkenberg died at his home in this city of neuralgia of the heart.

Death came to him very sudden as he had been sick only a day or two and was not confined to his bed.

Mr. VanValkenberg has lived in this city for a number of years and was conducting a restaurant here until the time of his death.

Funeral services were held at the residence at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon conducted by Rev. Calhoun. The remains were taken to Sioux City.

He will be greatly missed by his many friends in this city and community, as he had many which surrounded him in this community, and always had a kind word for everyone whom he met.


On the death of Robert Pritchard:

Whereas, it has pleased the all-wise and Supreme Commander, in his intimate mercy to remove from our midst, our late brother, Robert W. Pritchard, a worthy member of Okabena Lodge No. 72 of the Grand Domain of Minnesota; therefore, be it

Resolved, That in the death of brother Pritchard his lodge has sustained a loss which is deeply felt by it membership. He was a zealous advocate of its principles, friendship, charity and benevolence and was in all respects a worthy Knight, ever faithful to Pythian teaching and willing to share the burdens imposed by Pythian law. In his death the community has lost a good citizen and his employers a faithful artizan.

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the records of Okabena Lodge No. 72 and a copy of the same be transmitted to the relatives of our departed brother and that they be published in the local papers.

E.K. Smith, G. Morrison, C.T. Tupper, Committee.



Mr. and Mrs. Mons Sorem, who have been visiting for several weeks with friends in Iowa, returned hom a few days ago. It is pleasant to have friends to go and visit with occasionally, and very pleasant to have one's friends come to see you, but after such visits the universal experience seems to be that there's no place like home.

H. Hundson has rented for the year the place on which he is now living, the east half of section 9. Jesse Milton has rented from H.W. Shore, the southeast quarter of section 22. He moved to the place last week. There will be several more changes in town the coming spring.

Mrs. Henry Shore has gone to Nebraska to visit her parents and other relatives who are settled in that state. She will probably be gone two or three weeks.

There is a silent message that sooner or later comes to all, old and young, rich and poor the sons of pride and the lowly and unknown, each and everyone, sooner or later, receive the summons and departs to be seen no more. Sometimes the summons come very unexpectedly. It was so in the case of one of our Ransom people. On Monday, January 23, Mrs. G.E. Hizer died after a few days sickness, and was laid to rest in the Ransom cemetery on the Wednesday following. The funeral services were at the M.E. Church, and the large concourse of people that gathered there testified to the sympathy felt for the bereaved husband and family. She leaves five children, the oldest about ten and the youngest two. She died in the prime of life, she was about thirty.  As she lay in her coffin with her new born babie beside her, the sight was a touching one. The services were conducted by the German Lutheran minister from Little Rock, Iowa. The discourse was in English and was very impressive and fitting. The bereaved husband and family have the sincere sympathy of their neighbors and friends.

Indian Lake

Miss Mary Johnson and Jessie Hedberg were Indian Lake visitors last Saturday.

Rev. E.A. Eklund is still batching hope his wife will soon come home.

Dr. Frank Peterson, from the Twin Cities, will preach at the Indian Lake Baptist church on February 5th in the forenoon.


On Saturday, February 18th, in the town hall at Rushmore there will be held a farmers meeting that gives promise to eclipse anything of its kind ever held in this locality.

The following is a partial list of the programme:

Co-operation Creamery by E.K. Slayton, state dairy and food commissioner.

Profit in Hog Raising by D.A. Gaumitz, state experiment station.

A.K. Bush, of Minneapolis will discuss the seed corn situation and tell how to improve our corn crop.

Dr. J.C. Curryer, of St. Paul, is expected to cover the subject of the horse. Every horseman should hear the Dr. He is a practical man and will give a very interesting talk.

Prof. C.S. Juot, of Rushmore, will discuss "Consolidation of Rural Schools." This is a live subject and will no doubt come before the state legislators this winter.

Dr. J.M. Gould, of Worthington, will talk on, "Tuberculosis Among Our Cattle." Come prepared to question the Dr. on any subject that may interest you.

M. Fred Mahl, Pop of the Kananz Nursery will discuss, "Apple Growing in Southwest Minnesota."

L.B. Bassett, of the state experiment station will give a talk on the kind of fanning that pays.

Every person in attendance will receive a copy of the Farmers Institute Annual free. This is a 300 page book and full of practical advise.

Everybody is cordially invited to attend. Be sure and bring your wives and daughters to this meeting.

Friday, February 10, 1905

Was Found Frozen to Death a Short Distance From His Home - Funeral Wednesday

The news of the death of Pete M. Currier, an old resident of this county, is something that was surprising to his many friends in this city and community.

Owing to the fact that Mr. Currier was in town last Saturday evening, having come in town on horse back and some of his neighbors seeing his horse around the place and finding he was not at home they notified the city authorities and early Monday morning they began searching for him and unfortunately found him some distance from his home. It could easily be seen that just a little distance from the roadside he had been thrown off the horse and had been dragged a few rods farther where he was found frozen perfectly stiff.

He was unmarried and lived on his small farm a short distance from town. He leaves one sister, Mrs. P.G. Anderson, of this city to mourn his loss besides his many numerous friends who will greatly miss him.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. over the remains in this city Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Dr. Saxon has moved his office and is now located over the Hub Mercantile Co's store.

Mrs. Fred Hastings, living two miles northeast of town has been very sick the past week.

The ladies' aid society of the Congregational church will give their monthly tea at the home of Mrs. Thomas Palmer, Friday afternoon, February 17th, at 3 o'clock. All are cordially invited.


Jet Smallwood was home from the university for an over Sunday visit.

Lewis Mahl, of Adrian, spent a few hours in town last Monday shaking hands with friends.

Albert Lestico and family left Friday for California to spend the winter for their health.

Lee Shell, who is located at Minneapolis, is spending a few days with his parents and friends in this city.

Hermon Hart made a trip to Minneapolis last Monday. He expects to visit several other places before returning home.

Rev. MacIntasch has been very ill at his residence for the past week and was unable to attend to his duties in the church last Sunday.

Nels Olson sold one of his farms south of town, containing three hundred and twenty acres, last week to Joseph Wallace of St. Paul, for twentyfour thousand dollars.

Guy E. Smith, of Magnolia, and who purchased the Lestico feed barn is now in possession of that business. He is a reliable young man and will make every effort possible to give his patrons the best of service.

Peter and Andrew Uypsom have purchased the Chattuck repair shop property. They will overhaul the building and fit it up in a convenient manner for their work. They will do all kinds of wood and iron and bicycle repairing. Both of the young men are skilled workmen of practical experience and will satisfy their patrons.

Miss Maud Rush spent last Sunday in Sheldon, visiting her parents and friends.

Lester Franck is home at present having been called home by the illness of his brother, Albert.

Dr. Simpson, the eye specialist of Minneapolis, arrived in town the other day and will be found at F.C. Brace's jewelry store.

Will Reaber, an old resident of this city, but now who resides in South Dakota, spent a few days in town the first of the week.

In another column of the paper this week will be found a change of ad for W.E. Moses in which he offers some great bargains to the public.

Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Muehlhausen were very pleasantly surprised by the members of the Evangelical church on last Thursday and presented to them a very beautiful Golden Oak Parlor Table. By this act of kindness the pastor's wife was reminded of her annual birthday.

A quiet wedding occurred last Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Gilbert Anderson, when her daughter, Miss Elma Anderson, was united in marriage to Mr. P. Rhyne. Both young people are well known here, having lived here for a number of years and have won a host of friends who will join with the Advance in wishing them a happy married life.

W.B. Stoutemyer, Luverne's popular druggist, discontinued his engagement Wednesday as traveling salesman for the drug firm of Kennedy, Suffel & Anderson, of Minneapolis, and will not make any definite arrangements for a few weeks. He made his last call on patrons at this place for his firm Saturday. --Luverne Herald.

Neil Currie has sold his store business at Currie to Henry Paal and John F. O'Shea but still retains the store building. Currie's store is the oldest business in the county, having been opened in 1872. Mr. Currie and his estimable family have been closely identified with the political, industrial and social life of Murray county, and hosts of friends here and former Murray county people now residents of other states have a kindly interest in this pioneer family.

John Flynn has moved to the county seat for the practice of his profession, and while he may be with us occasionally his place in business circles will not be filled. The news is sorry that Mr. Flynn has left Ellsworth, for he is one of the best young men in town ever numbered as a citizen. The news man was associated with him in a business way for six years and found him absolutely honest in every transaction, and always genial. He was successful in business and as a lawyer, and he will also succeed at Worthington. His success there will be watched with pride by all our citizens, and particularly by those with whom he has been closely associated in a business way. --Ellsworth News.

Dr. Walker has sent out invitations inviting the professional men and their wives to a banquet this evening.

J.W. Ashworth, an old resident of this county, but who is now on the road for the St. Paul Dispatch, is in town looking after that paper's interests in this section of the country.


Indian Lake

Feb. 3 -- Miss Hilma Nelson left last week for a few weeks visit at Tracy.

Mr. Beeler had the misfortune to get one of his arms broken last Friday evening.

Rev. Frank Peterson, of Minneapolis, is expected to preach at the Baptist church next Saturday evening and Sunday forenoon.

The Misses Mary Johnson and Jessie Hedberg, of Worthington, were visiting friends Friday and Saturday, last week.

Walter Nystrom, who had his foot badly hurt some weeks ago is able to be around somewhat again.

The Doeden boys, George and Peter have been busy shelling corn a few days this week.

Miss Unda Saxon is visiting at Worthington this week.

Feb. 8 -- Lida Loveless began teaching in the Langseth district last Monday after nearly two weeks sickness.

Miss Peterson and Miss Kunzeman were among the teachers who attended teachers' meeting at Worthington last week.

Milton, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Langseth had the misfortune to fall and break his arm last Saturday evening while playfully helping his papa with the cream separator.

The Misses Esther and Nellie Johnon [Johnson?], Lizzie Larson, Minnie Nystrom and Violt [Violet?] Saxon all of Worthington spent Sunday at their respective homes.

The Ladies Mission Society met at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. Nystrom last Thursday.

E.A. Eklund, our professional artist is building a photo car and expects to devote the most of next summer taking pictures.

Rev. C.E. Peterson, of Scandia, Murray county, will preach at the Swedish Tabernacle church Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Moberg and Carl Nyberg drove out to Summit Lake township Monday to visit N.G. Bylander, who was reported seriously hurt, having fallen down from a hayloft hurting his ribs, but after doctor's care and refraining from work will come out all right in a couple of weeks.

Andrew and Peter Nystrom has bought the old Shattuck wagon and blacksmith shop and retaining with them Knute Frauzen, one of the blacksmiths in the old Saxon and Amundson shop. The Nystrom boys are putting in an engine and all up-to-date machinery and will be able to turn out all kinds of work in wood or iron as well as horseshoeing. They have already taken possession and are now moving from the Saxon shop to their own and invite their patrons to call at their new stand.

Meetings were held by Rev. Moberg at Mr. Thueson's close by Was school in Bigelow township on last Sabbath afternoon.

John Johnson Sandberg, of Loraine township drove out with Rev. Moberg Tuesday afternoon to Cedargraven's place, in Bigelow township, where religious services were held.

Friday, February 17, 1905


Will Boddy made a trip to Minneapolis the first part of the week.

Geo. W. Patterson went to Minneapolis the forepart of the week.

Frank Saxon returned home from Chicago Saturday morning where he attended an automobile show.

E.A. Torrance returned home from Detroit, this state, where he has been attending to some legal matters.

A glass containing matches sitting on the top of the warming oven of a stove in C.M. Cory's residence became so over heated Sunday morning that they ignited, breaking the glass. No further fire was started.

Wm. Burchard, of New Germany, has purchased an interest in the Worthington creamery and expects to move his family here the first of next month. He is an experienced butter maker. Mr. Parks having purchased a piece of land near Waterville will remove there.

Sheriff Fauskee made a business trip to Rushmore at Monday.

Mr. Walker from Heron Lake spent last Saturday in this city.

P.H. Brown made a trip to Heron Lake last week and returned Saturday.

Friends report the serious illness of Rev. C.K. Bidwell with appendicitis, in Illinois.

The Worthington Tourist Club will meet with Mrs. Harry Hobson next Tuesday evening.

There will be a basket social in the Oberman school house district 48, Friday evening, Feb. 24. Angie Erie, teacher.

The Whist Club met at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Dodge last Saturday evening. A pleasant time was had by all present.

Miss Delia Hactor and Miss Ester Peterson returned Sunday evening having spent Saturday and Sunday at their homes.

G.W. Mason, formerly a resident of this county now located at Elreno, Okla. He report a very hard and col winter there.

H.G. Herrick, of St. James, and W.H. Stilwell, of Sioux Falls, were here Monday to attend the funeral of their nephew Bert Franck.

Mrs. John Richards returned last Saturday evening over the Rock Island from Joplin, Mo., where she has been visiting relatives. She was accompanied home by her sister.

The ladies of the W.C.T.U. will hold a Frarce [?] Willard memorial service on Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Ramage. All members are requested to be present.

The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies' Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church will be held at the home of Mrs. John Ramage Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 22 at 3 o'clock. All the ladies are invited.

Miss Roxie Slade, of Adrian passed through the city last Tuesday on her way home. Miss Slade has been confined to her bed at Detroit, this state, where she has been teaching school and went home to rest up before returning to her duties.

Herbert Franck Passed Away at the Home of His Parents in This City

Herbert J. Franck, aged 21, Sunday, February 12, 1905, of tuberculosis. Herbert, or Bert as he was familiarly called was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franck, of this place. He was born in Portage City, Wis., Oct. 13, 1883, came to Worthington with his parents about five years ago. He graduated with honors from our high school with the class of 1904. At school he was studious and a favorite with his classmates and instructors. He was full of life, ambition and energy, a boy of good habits, the pride of his brothers and parents to whom he was deeply attached, and well liked by all the young people with whom he associated. At the time of the development of the fatal disease he was a student at the Mankato Commercial College, taking a business course and was making good and successful progress.

Just when the disease attacked Bert it is not definitely known. About three years ago he had a serious cold but at the time it was thought by physicians of that there was no symptoms of the disease nor is there any traceable in near relatives. Last spring while playing ball he suffered a slight injury of the side of the foot by the ball. About three months ago the injured spot gave him some pain. The pain increased and a physician at Mankato was consulted and advised Bert to go to the hospital for an operation, but he preferred to come home. The next day after arrival home four weeks ago, the foot was opened and three pieces of bones removed. A physician from Sioux City and one from Sibley were called. At first it was thought after he gained a little strength he could be removed to Arizona for a change of climate. But the foot grew to such a condition that amputation was decided. The seriousness of the case became more alarming and it was decided that amputation would be useless and there was no hope of saving the young man's life. Everything was done that was possible to do but without avail. As a physician expressed it the opening of the foot to remove the bone, acted like the opening of a damper to a stove, creating a draft, causing the disease to permeate the entire system. He was practically unconscious the most of the time for two weeks prior to his death, and the last two days totally unconscious.

The funeral was held in the M.E. Church Monday afternoon by Rev. G.A. Cahoon, officiating. There was a profusion of floral offerings, among them being a beautiful design from the Order of Railroad Conductors, Sioux City, set pieces from the graduating class, Knight and Lady Maccabees and one from St. James, besides numerous bunches of cut flowers.

Mr. Franck and wife have a host of friends in this place besides those with whom he associates in his occupation as passenger conductor on the Omaha road, being numbered among the oldest. All will sympathize with them in their hour of bereavement.


Henry Franck and wife are having more than their share of grief Tuesday while the body of their son was in waiting to be bourne to its last resting place they received the information of the death of his mother at St. James, she passing away during the forenoon. She was 74 years of age. She had during the past few years suffered two paralytic strokes which made her an invalid. Previous to this affliction she was a woman full of ambition and energy, taking great pride in her children and their property.

About the same time word was received that a sister of Mrs. Franck in New York was at death's door. She having an attack of "grip" and other complications setting in. Mr. Franck and wife went to St. James Tuesday to attend the funeral of his mother.



Feb. 10 -- We are enjoying good, old winter weather.

G.T. Bulick drove to Worthington Tuesday evening.

The little son of G.P. Hawkins has been under the doctor's care for the past two weeks. Rheumatism is the cause.

A party of friend surprised Will Bulick Tuesday evening, the occasion being his nineteenth birthday.

Dr. Manson was called by phone Wednesday, to attend Mrs. A.I. Rothschilds and little son, Leon, both being ill.

W.J. Kleig was attacked Monday evening by his old ailment rheumatism and he is now under treatment for same.

F.E. Eggleston drove to Worthington Wednesday, after a load of flour.

The sale to G.E. Wingader passed off to the satisfaction of all concerned. This estimable family expects to remove to Illinois, where Mr. W. rented a farm.

C.L. Rowley was at Adrian Tuesday attending a law suit in which he was interested.

L.D. Fancher is a victim of the grippe this week.

Ned Jones, of Worthington, and E. Erickson, of Wilmont, were in town Tuesday, in attendance at the bank meeting.

A letter received from A.N. Chaney states he is again located in California.

Mrs. E. Boersock went to Sibley the last of the week to be present at the funeral of her sister-in-law.

Robert Kiesgig is receiving a visit from a cousin, who arrived from Wisconsin, Wednesday.

F.A. Durfee made a business trip to the county seat Tuesday.

Lena Ellington is now employed at the home of J.I. Diehl, in this place.

Indian Lake.

Mrs. Jens Anderson has been on the sick list a few days.

Miss Hazel Palmborg who has been on the sick list is at present fast recovering.

Gust Larson attended a Valentine party at Worthington last Tuesday evening.

The Misses Esther Peterson and Adelia Hactor left last Friday for Rushmore returning Sunday.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. P. Person last Wednesday, the 15th, of Bigelow township.


Miss Kittie McClaine came over from Adrian Friday noon and visited over Sunday with Miss Ella Moton [Morton?].

Margaret Barron is on the sick list this week.

Will Bedford came over from Adrian Saturday to visit relatives. On account of the delay of trains he was obliged to stay until Monday evening.

Miss Ella Morton and Kit McClaine went to Worthington Monday to attend a funeral at that place.

Carl Cowin visited at the Peterson home over Sunday.

Miss Kittie Galvin came from Little Rock Saturday to attend the teachers meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Welwood McCloud arrived home Wednesday from an extended visit at Nova Scotia with his parents.

Friday, February 24, 1905

Court Proceedings.

The spring term of district court opened Monday afternoon. The Grand jury were in session only one day. They found an indictment against Barney McCarthy for larceny in the second degree, he being charged with a theft in Adrian. Paul Ward who had some trouble over a horse with Mr. Poppen, was discharged.

The first case tried was Emma Pease vs Jos. McKeever, which is on trial as we go to press.

Merritt Harding and Ira Mishler were appointed bailiffs.


Mrs. Elizabeth Baumez died Monday morning Feb. 20 at the home of her son, Geo. W. Cale. Deceased was a pioneer of Minnesota having come to this state in 1856 and settled near Waconia, Carver Co. with her husband and ten children. In 1807 [sic] her husband died and in 1874 she was married to J. Baumez who died in 1900, since which time she has made her home with her son at Worthington. Deceased leaves five sons, three daughters and twenty-two grandchildren to mourn her death. Deceased was eighty five years old.


Mrs. Freeman died at Round Lake Feb. 9, aged 70 years.

Mr. Kampen's baby died in Elk township Feb. 13, aged __ months. Cause of death was diptheria, funeral being held at Reading.

Otto Karl Bunning, aged two months died at Round Lake, Feb. 16.

Elizabeth Dawson died at Bigelow, Feb. 20. Deceased being born in England and was 76 years old at death.

Blanch Allen, aged 18 months died Feb. 20 of tuberculosis. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gay Allen.

Mrs. Faragher, of Bigelow, died Feb. 21, aged 76.

Eunice Wilkinson, aged 11 months Feb. 21 at Worthington. Funeral was held at Slayton.


Frank McFarland, of Adrian was in town Wednesday.

Chas. Ninaber of Round Lake, registered Monday at the Worthington House.

Rev. McIntosh has recovered from his late illness and is now able to be around again.

Evangelist J.P. Childs will preach in the old M.E. church next Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. All are cordially invited.

Sheriff Martin Lins, of Winona, was here Tuesday to take Nathan Wood back with him. Mr. Wood arrived here from Sioux Falls line Sunday night and went to the Allen house. In the morning about nine o'clock, without coat, hat or shoes he started out on the streets on a run. Persons who saw him at once surmised there was something wrong and gave chase catching him in Thos. Palmer's pasture east of town about a mile. Wood was taken in custody and the authorities soon ___ted where he belonged. He left Winona last fall.

Mrs. C.O. Peterson and son went to Round Lake Wednesday for a visit to the Edwards and Thompson families there, returning the next day.

Carrie Holmberg has resumed her duties again as domestic at the Stoutemeyer family after a few weeks of sickness at her home in Round Lake. Esther Johnson, of Indian Lake filling her place in the meanwhile, returned home.

There will be an auction at A. Oberman's at his farm three miles west of Worthington and one mile north of Org, Tuesday March 7th, 1905. The sale will begin at 9 o'clock and the following property will be sold: 21 head of horses, 65 cattle and 30 hogs, poultry, farm machinery, household goods, etc. Free lunch at noon and J.N. Holbrook as auctioneer and S. Kindlund clerk.


Clinton Mann spent Sunday in Windom visiting friends.

A.E. Hart left for a business trip to St. Louis the first of the week.

Born -- To Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Field, Jan. 28, a son. Mother and child are doing well.

Frank Klein and brother Ed. returned last Wednesday to their home in Little Rock after a pleasant visit with their sister Mrs. Phil Sorg at Lester Iowa.

Earnest Noreen, of Luverne, who has severed his services from the Knutson dairy stayed over a couple of days visiting while on his way to Harris, Iowa, where he goes to take up blacksmith work.

Ed Edwards of Round Lake was in town Tuesday.

W.C. Wyatt, of Bigelow, was in town Monday on business.

J.A. Rake, of Montgomery, Ia., transacted business here Saturday.

C. Whipkey, of Leota, has rented the property east of the McKeever place and will move into town in a short time.

Rev. E.M. Erickson and John Selberg left on Monday for Duluth as delegates to the Swedish Lutheran Conference of Minnesota.

Axel Nordstrom will leave for Saskatchewan Canada in a few days to take up homestead near to where Rev. Moberg's brother is living.

Engineer Dolittle has recovered sufficiently from his injuries received in the wreck that he was removed Monday in Supt. Slaker's private car to his home at Soo [Sioux] Falls.

John M. Shanahan, a machine dealer at Worthington and former resident of Madison Lake, today filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy with Clerk Eberhart. His liabilities are $8,181, all unsecured, and his only assets are $1,500 of exempt property. Mr. Shanahan's failure is due to the poor crops around Worthington, the farmers being unable to pay him for for machines bought. His failure was not due to any fault of his, and he intends to pay his debts as fast as possible. His friends regret his embarrassment. Young and Jones are his attorneys. --Mankato Free Press.

H.N. Cook, of Leota, was in town Monday.

Clyde Fronk [Frank?] has been quite sick but has improved lately.

Born - to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Leonard, Monday Feb. 20, a son.

P. O'Connor, from Grand Prairie, was in town the first of the week.

Mrs. W.E. Nichols visited here among her many friends during the past week.

Mrs. Ed. Wilson was given a surprise party by her Sunday school class Monday evening and a very pleasant time was had by all present.

W.H. Merrick and J.A. Smith from headquarters of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. called on their local agent here, C.O. Peterson on Wednesday of last week.

Rev. Erickson, with family will leave for their new field of labor March 8th and will the pastor on Sunday the 5th of March give his farewell charge to his parishioners.

An informal surprise and birthday party was tendered Carl Nyberg at the residence of C.O. Peterson on last Saturday evening by the young people of the Swedish Mission church.

J.T. Milton has been quite sick.

James Gibson is enjoying a couple of week's visit in Ponca, Neb.

H.P. Lewis was down from Wilmont a few days this week. He reports business prospects good.

R.W. Hawley is home from the university to assist in publishing the Advance until a purchaser is found.

Carl Nyberg the blacksmith accompanied Alex Wilson with a shipment of three carloads of stock for the Chicago market on Monday night. Nyberg intends to remain in Illinois and find work at his trade.

Rev. McIntosh will preach Sunday morning at the usual time at the Episcopal church.

A. Oberman has rented his fine farm to Peter Shaaf and will move into town and engage in the stock business.

Rev. O.K. Moberg left for Dundee Tuesday to be present at a district meeting of the Southwestern Minnesota Preacher's Association of the Swedish Mission Covenant.

Olaf Noren went to Dundee on Wednesday to see about getting in partnership with some Canada immigrants, shipping stock, etc., in car load lots to their future western homes.

Frank Saxon has been granted another patent on his auto wheel.

S.A. Harding, is a delegate to the A.O.U.W. Grand Lodge at Minneapolis this week.

The Ladies Improvement League will meet with Mrs. W.M. Evans Thursday March 2 at 3 o'clock. All members please be present.

Attorneys J.F. Flynn, of Ellsworth and Jas. Cashel, of Winona, have opened a law office over Morland's drug store. Mr. Flynn is well known in this county as an upright man of good character and proved himself successful in the profession. His partner come with the highest of recommendations in every particular.

W.H. Prideaux, a prosperous hardware merchant of Adrian, the father of Mrs. J.H. James and a cousin of R. Prideaux, died at his home Tuesday morning. Mr. Prideaux had all the good qualities as a husband, father, citizen and neighbor, that one could wish to see in a man. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Prideaux and family of this place attending. All the children of the deceased, ten in number were present.

Mrs. H.D. Pratt left Saturday for Rushmore to visit relatives and friends returning home Saturday.

G.O. Westman, laymen of the Swedish Mission church will return home Saturday after nearly two month sojourn in South Dakota as a missionary amongst the Swedish settlements out there and on next Sabbath afternoon will lead the young people's meeting at 3:30 at the church.


Indian Lake.

Mrs. John Bergstrom is quite sick and is rather critical at present.

A large number of children from ten to fifteen years of age attended a birthday party given by Miss Myrtle Nystrom the first of the week.

Miss Esther Johnson arrived home from Worthington last Saturday to stay permanently.

August Segerstrom and family, of Worthington, came here Saturday to visit with his brother E.P. Johnson, returning home Sunday.

Willie Hagberg, of Elk township left early for Des Moines, Ia., to attend college to take a course in electrical engineering, carrying introduction and recommendation to said institution from C.T. Tupper.


On Saturday a meeting of the Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. of Nobles Co. was held in Rushmore at which many of the directors near Reading were present, including Sec, R.J. Jones, Chas. Mylius, of Adrian, representing the Midland Toll Co., C.J. Smallwood, of Worthington being unable to attend. The final decision of most importance was that members of the company will be able to talk over the toll lines of the county together with the Worthington and Adrian exchanges at a rate of ten cents. In the spring four more lines will be run out from Rushmore.

Arthur Thompson has about completed his home and expects to move in the first of March. He has built one of the neatest houses in Rushmore and has an excellent location.

J.L. Dickerson is able to be around again after being kicked on the leg by a horse at the sale of Chas. Andrews last Thursday.

Lineman Harvey from Sioux Falls has been here the past few days putting in several new telephones and connecting the rural lines with the long distance.

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Microfilm, Worthington Advance; Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN; obtained March, 2008.

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