Friday, February 2, 1905
LIST OF JURORS
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
BLACKSMITHING MUST BE CASH
All blacksmithing done by me must be paid for when done. This
applies to all, rich or poor. C.H. Cowing, Reading, Minn.
WILLIAM J. TRYON BURIED
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 GONE
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
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
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.
JOHN VANVALKENBERG DEAD
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
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
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
Miss Mary Johnson and Jessie Hedberg were Indian Lake visitors
Rev. E.A. Eklund is still batching hope his wife will soon come
Dr. Frank Peterson, from the Twin Cities, will preach at the
Indian Lake Baptist church on February 5th in the forenoon.
FARMERS MEETING AT RUSHMORE
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
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
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
PETE M. CURRIER DEAD
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Feb. 3 -- Miss Hilma Nelson left last week for a few weeks visit
Mr. Beeler had the misfortune to get one of his arms broken last
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
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
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
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
HERBERT FRANCK DEAD
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.
H.C. FRANCK'S MOTHER DEAD
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
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
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
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
Gust Larson attended a Valentine party at Worthington last
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
Mr. and Mrs. Welwood McCloud arrived home Wednesday from an
extended visit at Nova Scotia with his parents.
Friday, February 24, 1905
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. W.E. Nichols visited here among her many friends during the
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
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.
Mrs. John Bergstrom is quite sick and is rather critical at
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
Microfilm, Worthington Advance; Minnesota Historical
Society, St. Paul, MN; obtained March, 2008.