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Friday, June 2, 1905


Mrs. Mary Alice Chute died Thursday, May 18th 1905, of apoplexy at the residence of her son, D.W. Chute, where she had made her home for the past year and a half. Mrs. Chute was born in Novia Scotia, Dec. 23, 1817 and was therefore in her 89th year. She moved with her parents to Portland Maine at the age of 18 years and she lived there for a number of years.

She was first married to a sea captain named Taylor, one son being born to them. Her husband was drownded two years later at sea and about five years later she married a second time to Mr. Bragg and one son was born to them. A few years later this husband and father died and she was married a third time to Daniel Chute. Up to this time she had lived in the cities of New York, Boston and Brooklyn. After her marriage to Mr. chute, they came west with her two little boys to Mt. Clemens, Michigan, where they were engaged in the merchandise business for a number of years when they again moved farther west to a farm in Olmstead County near Eyota, Minnesota. They again moved to the vicinity near Albert Lea and the family now living grew up there. The oldest son James died at the latter place aged 18 years, of dropsy.

William Bragg, the second son still lives near Albert Lea. After the death of her husband, she lived at the old home with her children until about 16 years ago when she came to Nobles county with her son Frank. She was a remarkable strong healthy woman and her death was unexpected by the family. She had been spending a few weeks at Mr. Smith's near Reading before her death and she said she was glad to be home again when she returned her[e] Thursday and was not feeling as well as usual. She went to bed and expired in a short time. Four children are left to mourn her loss, William, Mrs. Mary Waite of Nashua, Dan and Frank Chute of this place. Mrs. D.W. Chute was summoned home by telegram, arriving here Friday evening. Funeral services were held at Dunkard church Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Chute had been a member of the Methodist church for a great many years but wished to be laid at rest in Dunkard cemetery.

Census Enumerators

The following persons have been appointed to take the census in the different townships of Nobles county.
Graham Lakes twp, Andrew Ruse, Dundee.
Seward and Bloom; John Rienists, Fulda, R.R. No. 2.
Larkin and Wilmont townships, W.O. Tilman, Wilmont.
Leota and Lismore, William Tentler, Lismore.
Summit Lake and Elk, G.C. Fellows, Worthington.
Hersey township, Nick Kaufman, Brewster.
Lorain and Indian Lake, F.A. Tripp, Round Lake.
Worthington, Ira Mishler, Worthington.
Dewald, W.C. Thom, Rushmore.
Olney and Westside, D.J. Tinnes, Adrian.
Grand Prairie, David Cramer, Ellsworth.
Little Rock, Bennett Joul, Rushmore.
Ransom, J.E. Shore, Rushmore.
Bigelow, D.A. Reynolds, Bigelow.


Mrs. Hickman and Mrs. Fox spent Decoration Day in Sibley.

Mrs. Booth of Soo Falls spent Sunday here with Mrs. G.M. Lear.

Gus Swanberg made a business trip to the twin cities last week.

Dr. Manson and wife left last Saturday for a trip to Minneapolis.

Miss Myrtle Robinson returned here Saturday from a visit to Ponca Neb.

John Sahlstrom and wife, of Bigelow visited here several days last week.

Elmer Carlson left Saturday for Minneapolis where he expects to find work.

Will Devaney returned from a visit with relatives in Dell Rapids last week.

Robert Town left the first of the week for Mankato where he will look for work.

Roy Lewis returned last week from Minneapolis where he has been studying law.

Miss Goldie Crever was one of the university students who returned home last week.

Geo. Damon returned Thursday of week from attending the university at Minneapolis.

John Shanahan went to Mankato last week and his brother Mike returned with him.

Morrill Ramage returned last week from Minneapolis where he has been attending the university.

Lou Harris is again working as harness maker for F.C. Stitser. He has moved into Emil Johnson's house.

F.C. Stitser and family left last Friday for Rochester where his little boy Rollin will be treated in the hospital.

L.L. McCartney left Tuesday for Waterloo where he will attend the graduation exercises. His daughter Zell, completes her course there this year.

DIED - Miss Lillian Johnson, 12 year old daughter of August Johnson, died May 24 at Dundee of diptheria. The girl was born in Round Lake and was of Swedish decent.

The Annual Alumni Picnic will be held Monday, June 5th, at John Diehn's farm at Round Lake. The Alumni and friends are cordially invited to come and bring their own lunch.

The body of Sterling Palm, the eleven year old son of H.M. Palm, was removed from our cemetery last week and shipped to Winona by Chaney and Mackay. The boy died and was buried here while H.M. Palm was a resident of this city.

Miss Nina Blackburn, a prominent member of the Sunshine Club of Minneapolis gave a dramatic recital on Monday evening in the First Congregational church, Eighth avenue SE and Fifth street. Miss Blackburn was assisted by Miss Genevieve Lawrence and Clifford Page Loveless, soloists, and Miss Villita Morrison, pianist.

Miss Maud Ager is visiting Mr. H. Ager in Hastings.

Miss Myrtle Walter spent Sunday here with Mrs. M.P. Mann.

Miss Francis Clark is visiting in Hastings with Prof. Porter and family.

Miss Pearl Luehr left Tuesday to visit several days with Miss Angie Erie in Kinbrae.

Lester Franks paid Mr. Bartlett fifty dollars for shooting one of the latters hounds recently.

Rev. Cahoon will preach the university sermon to the graduating class at Hamline this year.

Clyde Walburn left Wednesday for the vicinity around Jackson to buy wool for Hart and Co.

Art Lundgren left Wednesday on the Rock Island for Kenneth where he will buy wool for Hart and Co.

Mrs. H.C. Frank and two sons, Joe and Paul, left Tuesday afternoon for a two weeks visit in Pierre S.D.

Mrs. Wm. Geswender, of Spokane, Wash., is here for a months visit with her parents, Chas. Wilkinson and wife of Clary Addition.

The regents and faculty of the state university at Moscow Idaho, have appointed Rev. Wilson Aull, pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church the e [??] to deliver the baccalaureate address on June 4th.

Supt. E.L. Porter will go out to Northfield on Friday to act as one of the judges in the Carlton College debate, that determines representatives for the inter collegiate debate between Carleton and Beloit. --Hastings Democrat.

Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Crane and children arrived from Brekenridge today. Mr. Crane will remain a few days and his family will spend the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clark. Mankato Free Press.

Miss Robinette Scheier, a 15 year old girl, of Adrian, ran away from home a few days ago with the intention of joining a theatrical troupe in Omaha. A young man accompanied her to this place to look after her baggage but this was unnecessary as the girl was sent back home after getting this far on her journey.

As a result of a severe examination in military tactics, Lewis A. Jones, formerly of this city and a graduate of our high school, but now of Mitchell, S.D., was promoted to cadet quartermaster sergeant, E. company, 2nd battalion, University of Minnesota corps of cadets. Harry G. Hawley was promoted to captain of E company.

The friends of Harold Tuttle, who cherish the memory of a genial companion will be pleased to hear that he has been elected principal of the University of the Pacific at a salary of $750. Mr. Tuttle has been doing some teaching as an assistant for the past four years while he has been attending college. Four years ago he completed an advanced commercial course with the degree of Master of Accounts. During his college course he has been receiving proofs of the confidence of his fellow students by the positions of trust and honor they have assigned him. On May 25th he graduated from the university with the degree of Bachelor of Science and his present position is cause for congratulations.

Mrs. Stanton left Wednesday evening for Oregon where she will join her husband.

Ledine and Co. have traded their threshing rig for a quarter section farm in Ottertail county.

John Merfeld and wife of Wilmont passed thru here Thursday enroute to Denver to visit a daughter.

Marriage license were issued Wednesday by Clerk of the Court, Humiston, to Charlie J. Kipp and Winnifred O'Connor, Henry Bents and Gertrude Hoken, George E. Mercer and Hannah A. Olson, Frank Walters and Edna Obele.

H.S. Cable, General Manager of the Rock Island, C.L. Brown, Div. Supt., A.B. Copley, Trainmaster and M.M. Knapp, Freight Agent were in town Wednesday while on a tour of inspection of their road. Mr. Cable reports the crop prospects very good. All of these gentlemen are very pleasant to meet and bore none of the aristocratic air that characterizes so many of railroads officials of high position.

Chas. Foote, who recently painted the smoke stack at the power house was arrested at St. James Friday charged with breaking in the hardware store of W.E. Moses one night the first of last week. A number of razors and knives were taken from the store which was entered thru a rear window by breaking glass and pulling out of the staple. It is charged that Mr. Foote had one of the razors in his possession and sold one to a party at Prairie Junction. At the time of the arrest he was painting the smoke stack at St. James. A hearing will take place the 10th before Judge Dow.

Last Friday afternoon an action was brought against Mrs. Klasy before Judge Dow for violating a village ordinance in rebuilding the "Uncle Joe" restaurant. Attorney Smith for the city and Attorney Town for the defendant. A motion was made to dismiss the action on the ground that the council had no authority to enact such an ordinance. The hearing was adjourned until Friday morning June 2nd. The outcome will be watched with considerable interest in view of the validity of the ordinance being in question. Mrs. Klasy alleges that she had permission to rebuild. The building is now completed and is occupied as a restaurant and is a decided improvement.



Miss Sadie Downes, who has just finished a term of school in Lismore township, returned home last Saturday. Next day she was greeted most warmly by her many friends here, who are much pleased to see her at home once more. On the same day Miss Carrie Sorem got home. Carrie has been attending the Lutheran college at Jewell, Iowa, since last fall, and now that the term has closed Carrie is home for the summer. These young ladies are welcomed by all who know them.

Indian Lake

Emil Larson and Andrew Johnson left last Saturday on the excursion returning Monday.

Miss Alma Larson left last Saturday for a visit at Austin.

Misses Bessie and Carrie Van Horsen, of Rushmore arrived last Sunday for a visit with their sister, Mrs. McElroy who resides at the Wayside Farm, returning Tuesday.

Gust Nystrom and son, Walter, visited at Harris, last Sunday.

Friday, June 9, 1905

Local News

J.D. Matteson is again operating the flour mill.

Jim Roach of Luverne was in town here last week.

A.G. Moritz went to Heron Lake to spend Sunday.

James Wood is now employed in the West Hotel in Minneapolis.

H.G. Hawley came down from Minneapolis Saturday night.

Roy Wakefield, clerk in the Omaha roadmaster's office, spent Sunday in Mankato.

Willard Crever, wife and child of St. Paul, arrived Friday to attend the graduating exercises.

Mrs. Peters of St. Paul is visiting with her son, E.S. Peters, who is boilermaker in the Omaha round house.

Miss Blanche L. Matteson returned Friday afternoon from a week's visit in Minneapolis with relatives and friends.

Reuben Oakes is now night operator at the telephone exchange, taking the place made vacant by the resignation of George S. Wyckoff.

Misses Herman, Janney and Lucker, teacher in our school, left Saturday for their home, Minneapolis to spend their summer vacation.

Carolus Peterson had one of the large fingers of the right hand jammed so hard by a falling window of the Mission church that amputation was necessary.

The jury in the matter of Mrs. Klasy repairing a building within the fire limits contrary of the ordinance, rendered a verdict in favor of the defendant.

Jet T. Smallwood returned Friday from the university where he graduated from the college of science, literature and arts with the degree of bachelor of arts.

Charles Kendlen, son of J.J. Kendlen, left Minneapolis for Portland, Ore., where he has a position in one of the large hotels during the exposition which opened the first of this month.

Mrs. J.L. Jones, formerly of this city, passed thru here Saturday on her way home to Mitchell, S.D., from Stillwater, where she visited a few days with her son, Arthur, and family.

Miss McCale, a trained nurse from Mankato, is visiting with relatives at the home of Frank Glasgow. She will leave for Spirit Lake where she has been summoned for professional service.

Don Carlos Dow returned Friday from the university to spend his summer vacation. He graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts, but will probably return in the fall to resume his law course.

Miss McCoy and Miss Pratt, teachers in our school, left Saturday for the latter's home in Elkton, S.D., where Miss McCoy will spend a few weeks before leaving for her home in Osage, Iowa. Later in the summer Miss Pratt will go west.

Mr. DeBoer is quite sick.

Walter White is quite ill with brain fever.

Will Bartlett made a trip to Adrian Monday.

Edward Hines living south of town is ill with typhoid fever.

A new cement walk is being laid in front of Ed. Wolven's house.

Mrs. J.S. Kies left Tuesday morning for a visit with her son in Iowa.

W.E. Moses is here looking over the business in his hardware store.

Dick Darling's herd of sheep is afflicted with a disease similar to lump jaw.

Will Stoutemyer left Tuesday morning for a trip to Brewster and other points north.

Mr. Cole, of Sheldon is now employed as cobbler for Fagerstrom and Clark's store.

Rev. McIntosh, Chas. Crandall and H. Hawley made a trip to Luverne last Saturday.

George Uden living in Ewington Twp. broke his ankle Sunday evening while out horseback riding.

Dr. Manson returned Tuesday evening from Minneapolis. His family is still there and will return at a later date.

Miss Lillian Morton left Tuesday for her home in Rushmore after completing the high school course here this June.

Miss Laeta Ramage returned Wednesday from Washington D.C., where she has been teaching school the last season.

Rev. Bronson, wife and daughter, Miss Jennie Clark, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Saxon left Wednesday for St. James to attend a meeting of the Baptist Association.

The ladies of the Congregational church will give their regular tea at the home of Mrs. J.D. Humiston next week Friday June 16th from 3 to 6. All are cordially invited.

Mrs. Giroux of Chicago arrived here Saturday for a visit with her sister Miss Lulu Rippberger. Miss Ruddy who has been attending school in Chicago has also returned.

The jury in the Shanahan fire inquisition rendered a verdict that the fire was of incendiary origin, by some unknown; that the hose was cut by one unknown before the apparatus left the house. The jury inspected the ruins and found the piano, clock, silverware, china, etc., just as testified to by Mr. Shanahan as being in the house.

Friday, June 16, 1905


I.T. Branigan has been secured as speaker the 4th at Wilmont.

Elof Swanson of Pillager visited here last week.

Rev. Charles, of Storm Lake, was here the first of the week.

Percy Rose left Tuesday morning for a visit in Pine River, Minn.

Ira Fox and wife left Friday for a two weeks' vacation in Iowa.

A.E. Lindgren of Adrian was in town last week on business.

S.S. Smith has gone to Lake City, to encamp there with the militia.

R.L. Morland and Fred Humiston left Monday night for a trip to Portland.

Elmer Kiser returned Sunday from a week's vacation spent in St. Peter.

Miss Grace Doolittle of Soo Falls, passed thru here Friday in route to Soo City.

S.C. Lobdell, of Spring Valley, internal revenue collector, was in town the first of the week.

Mrs. Wilbern returned to her home in Sibley after visiting here for a few days with relatives.

Miss Ada Pratt, of Elkton, S.D., passed thru here Tuesday night on her way to Portland and other western points.

Will Langdon, of Los Angeles, visited here last week with friends. He is a former resident of this city and is well known here.

Jim Mackay, A.R. Albertus, and Tom Palmer left Monday to attend the state firemen's convention held June 13-14th at Litchfield.

Dwight Harden returned home Sunday from Minneapolis for a two week's vacation. He is employed there on the Journal force.

Dr. and Mrs. Frank Cressler, of Pierce, Neb., visited here this week with Dr. Gould and wife. Mrs. Cressler was formerly Miss Inhelder and she is well known here.

A.G. Moritz left Saturday for Lake City where the state militia will start camping next week. He does not expect to return here again, but will make his home in St. Paul.

Chas. Ross, of Illinois, spent a few days this week with Kelley, the butter and egg man. They were both born in the woods and went to the same school twenty years ago.

We noticed that the among the graduates of Minneapolis Central high school this week, the name of Glen Day, son of George Day, a former resident of this place.

Among the graduates of St. Paul Central high were Miss Maude Runyon, daughter of F.F. Runyon, and Miss Blanche Runyon, who visited here last summer with Miss flora Buchan.

Joe Ferguson left Tuesday to visit in St. Paul.

Arla smith will go to Sac City next Monday for a short visit.

Born -- Tuesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Nic Weinandt, a boy.

Rev. E.W. Lanham will preach at Reading Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

J.A. Smith and wife have gone to Sac City, Ia., for a a visit with relatives.weeks' visit.

J.H. Maxwell and Miss Jennie Beckley left Monday night for a trip to Portland.

Mrs. Frink and sister Mrs. Foight left Tuesday for Luverne where they will visit for a while.

Fred A. Tripp, who is employed in the division superintendent's office at St. James, was home for a brief visit Saturday.

Misses Pearl and Mae Tupper, Flora Buchan and Josephine Coughran returned Monday night from a five days' driving trip to George, Ia.

The Christian Endeavor Society of the Presbyterian church has elected the following officers for the ensuing six months: Pres., Clara Prideaux, vic pres. John Ireland, sec. Sophia Sterling, treas. Prue Town, organist, Murriel Ramage, ass't. organist Myrtle Robinson, ushers Fred DeBoer and John Ramage jr.

Mrs. Segerstrom left Wednesday for a visit at Mankato.

Harry Skinner, of Des Moines, visited Wednesday with Harry Lear.

F.A. Stevens attended the encampment in St. Paul this week.

W.S. Lewis left Tuesday night to visit his daughter in Gilmore, Ia.

Fred Mason, wife and two children, of Minneapolis visited here this week.

Lee Leonard is making extensive improvements on his farm, six miles west of town.

C.T. Tupper will attend a convention next week of the Minnesota bankers to be held at Minnetonka.

R. Prideaux is visiting his daughter Mrs. Wm. Parry, in LeMars this week.

Henry Humiston and wife, of Cleveland, Ohio, are here visiting with his brother, E.R. Humiston. They are former residents here and left here about 25 years ago.

MARRIED - Frank Duba and Mollie Harthune were married Wednesday in this city. They will make their home in Brewster where he is in the hardware business.

Dr. and Mrs. G.R. Curran left this afternoon for Northfield, where they will attend the annual alumni banquet and reunion at Carleton College. Dr. Curran will be awarded a master's degree for work done in this county and Europe since graduating in medicine. --Mankato Free Press.

The Methodist Sunday school held a picnic Friday in the beautiful grove of Eilert Miller. Abundance of good things to eat were provided and a most enjoyable day was spent. A large number availed themselves of the opportunity to spend a restful and delightful day out of doors and Mr. Miller's spacious grounds were thoroughly appreciated.

A Chapter of Accidents and Deaths in the County

Died, Saturday, June 4th of cerebral meningitis, Genevieve, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brabender. Her age was four years and four months. She was a lovable child and idolized by her parents.

For some time the little one had suffered from severe headaches and dizzy spells, and it is thought her last illness might have been caused or at least aggravated by a fall she sustained on the walk in front of Dr. Sullivan's resident last Thursday. Soon afterward she was taken with unusually sharp pains in the head, and later meningitis developed.


J.N. Grapes was the victim of a painful accident last Monday. He was superintending the driving of some piles at a new bridge that is southwest of town, and was holding a crowbar against the pile to keep it straight, when the thirteen hundred pound hammer came down, driving the timber five or six feet into the earth. The point of the bar caught on the pile, causing the bar to fly up with tremendous force, striking Mr. Grapes a glancing blow on the right side of the body and face. The shock rendered him unconscious for more than fifteen minutes, but later was able to come to town, where his injuries were attended by a physician. If the blow had not been a glancing one, he would certainly have been killed.


The mother of Mrs. T.P. Baker, of Leota township, narrowly escaped a terrible death last Saturday. She came here from her home near Chicago a short time ago for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Baker, and Saturday they concluded to go to Adrian to do some trading and also for the pleasure the drive would afford. Mr. Baker sat in the front seat of a two-seated rig, Mrs. Baker and her mother occupying the rear seat. On the way in, Mr. Baker lit his pipe and threw the match down in the buggy, where it set fire to the clothing of his mother-in-law. In a moment her skirt was ablaze, and had they not been near a creek, she would have burned to a crisp. Mr. Baker jumped from the rig, and saturated a heavy shawl, wrapped it around the woman and succeeded in extinguishing the flames before she had sustained any bad burns.


William McCord, of Wilmont township, was fatally injured in a runaway accident at Wilmont last Tuesday forenoon. He had driven into town, from his farm on section 8, and when near C.W. Becker's lumber yard, the horse became unmanageable and ran over a raised crossing at great speed, throwing Mr. McCord out of the vehicle. He struck on his head, sustaining injuries that rendered him unconscious. He was picked up and taken to a private house, where he remained in a comatose condition until about eleven o'clock Wednesday, when he died. Immediately after the accident Dr. Williams was called, but the nature of Mr. McCord's injuries was such that little could be done to save his life.

Decedent was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1849. In company with his brother, John McCord, of Adrian, he came to America in 1880. He settled in Wilmont township, and nineteen years ago was married to Mrs. Mary McAuliffe by whom he had one daughter, Theresa, who with his wife, survives him. He also had one sister living in Scotland.

The funeral was held at ten o'clock Friday from the Catholic church at St. Killian, and the remains will be interred in the St. Killian cemetery.

Friday, June 23, 1905


Loren Clark left Monday for a trip to Mankato.

J.J. Kies left Monday on a trip to Norfolk, Neb.

J.L. Jones of Mitchell, transacted business here last week.

H.G. Blanch arrived Tuesday to assist in summer school work.

Mrs. M.E. Lawton, Sterling and Lynn, left Saturday for visit in Chicago.

C.T. Tupper left Monday to attend the bankers' meeting at Lake Minnetonka.

Jack Frink went to Emmetsburg last week where he has job of plumbing.

Mrs. Johnson and child, of Omaha arrived Monday for a visit with Mrs. C.J. Smallwood.

Ira P. Fox and wife returned Sunday from Okoboji where they were enjoying an outing.

Miss Grace Lear returned Thursday from Sioux Falls where she attended school during the winter.

J.F. Marshall of St. Charles arrived Monday to take charge of the summer school here which opened Wednesday morning.

Carl Anderson's little girl was quite seriously injured last week by being kicked in the face by a horse. Her lip was cut and several stitches had to be taken.

The item in regard to Harold S. Tuttle, published in the Advance of June 2nd, should have read that Mr. Tuttle was elected principal of the commercial department of the University of the Pacific. The truth was quite equal to the ambition of his friends.

An exciting little runaway occurred Saturday afternoon near Hart's store. A team belonging to a Mr. Hawkins became frightened and dashed around the corner on 5th avenue. The owner had one of the lines but was unable to stop them, altho he hung on to a telephone post as long as possible. The team struck and overturned a buggy and hit a wagon which so impeded their progress that they were easily stopped back of W.I. Humiston's. The various vehicles struck were more or less damaged but no one was injured.

Harry Kies is home spending his vacation.

Tom Palmer spent Sunday in Lake Park.

Mrs. D. Shell visited this week in Sibley.

Dr. F.F. Riley of Lakefield, spent Friday here with friends.

Rob Smith left Tuesday for a business trip to Mason City.

M. Hickman, of Red Wing, visited here last week with his son Frank.

Henry Blume is now employed as engineer at the Worthington mill.

Mrs. Will Chaney left Monday for a trip west to Portland and Los Angeles.

Miss Grace Doolittle of Sioux Falls, visited here Thursday with friends.

J.A. Town left Tuesday to attend the Grand Army encampment at Jackson.

Mrs. P.E. Rugg, and children, of Artesian, S.D., are visiting this week with her sister, Mrs. Rew.

Mrs. Peter Lewis came in from Wilmont to take in the O.E.S. picnic and visit her many friends.

Mrs. W.E. Nichols from Lake Park came up to attend the O.E.S. picnic and visit here among her friends.

F.E. Fitch, has resigned his position with the Tuthill Lbr Co., to take affect the first of next month and will be succeeded by Ole Swanson. Mr. Fitch will remain here for the present. Mr. Swanson is an old resident of this place.

E.W. Cutler has just installed a mechanical cement mixer for his cement and pavement works. The machine is operated by a gasoline engine and is so arranged that the cement can be taken from the large mixer while running and in any quantity. This is a great improvement of the old style method of using hoes and shovels and results in a great economy of time.

E.A. Tripp is now proprietor of the Worthington flour mill taking possession last week. He at once began buying grain and started up Monday. Mr. Tripp is well known in this county and his standing is sufficient to warrant the patrons of the mill that they will obtain a good article of flour or other mill products. An experienced miller will be employed and Mr. Tripp will personally look after every feature of the business thereby insuring proper attention to the wants of the people.

B.I. Tripp, of Anoka, passed thru here Monday bound south.

Rev. C.W. Morse of Heron Lake is assisting at the meetings in city park.

Rev. Leazer and daughter of Rushmore are assisting in the tent meeting.

E.H. Nicholas and mother left Wednesday for Albert Lea, where the professor will remain for a time.


Miss Viola Elliott and W.R. Davidson, of Summer, Montana, by Rev. H.C. Carter, of Hesper, Ia., June 21.

The bride is the daughter of N.H. Elliott who lives south of Round Lake, and is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Tripp of this city. She is well known here as she attended our high school for several years and her many friends extend the heartiest congratulations.

The couple left Thursday for Mr. Davidson's old home in Nebraska, and after a week's visit there they will return here and then leave for their future home in Summer, Montana.



Last week our old friend and neighbor, F.A. Graves, now of Minneapolis, called on us and tho the visit was very short it was a very pleasant one. In the years gone by, there were few men in this section that were better known than Fred Graves. Fred came down to visit with his brother's family, but the duties of his calling limited his stay to a few days. He was accompanied by his wife, a very social pleasant woman, and they had with them their three children, the oldest about five, and the youngest a child in its mother's arms. Fred's work as city missionary brings him in contact with people of all shades of character and of all imaginable ways of making a living, and as I listened to his descriptions of city life I was reminded very strongly of the old saying "that one half the world doesn't know how the other half lives." Fred and his family returned to their home at Minneapolis on Friday last, after having spent a few of the pleasantest days of their lives.

The Misses Bessie and Emma Hubbard of Carthage, Missouri, are visiting at the home of their aunt Mrs. f.T. Graves. These young ladies are the daughters of F. Hubbard who for years was a resident of Worthington. Mr. Hubbard owns a small farm in the vicinity of Carthage, and for many years has made a business of truck gardening. The young ladies expect to remain here for about two weeks. Mr. Hubbard is still remembered here by very many who will be pleased to greet the daughters of an old friend. Robert Shore.

Indian Lake

Miss Alma Larson returned from Austin last Monday after a visit with her sister Tillie.

Unda Saxon and Josie Anderson left last Tuesday for Denver, Col., and do not expect to return for several months.

Ole Ellingson returned from a visit in Wisconsin last Thursday.

Friday, June 30, 1905


G.M. Morrison left Saturday for a trip to St. Paul.

J.J. Kies left Saturday for a business trip to St. Paul.

Miss Myrtle Jeffers of Windom is visiting at the Matteson home.

Mrs. Carroll, of Rushmore, passed thru here Monday on her way home.

Miss Mary Castor of Minneapolis visited last week with Miss Minnie Luehrs.

Miss Jessie E. Coxe, of Carleton, Minn., is visiting here with Mrs. F.M. Manson.

Orval Tupper made a trip to Pipestone this week to conduct some business for his father.

S.B. Bedford and wife and Burr Ludlow and wife and baby, spent Sunday here with H.J. Ludlow and family.

Mrs. A.S. Wilson left for her home in Milwaukee Tuesday after a visit here with her brother, C.J. Smallwood.

Rev. and Mrs. Roi B. Tibbetts returned Friday evening with W.S. Lewis from Gilmore, Ia., for a two week's visit here.

Mr. Bauer, who has been baking for Loveless' bakery, will leave soon for Pipestone and Mr. Smith of St. Paul will take his place.

E.A. Tripp will get some wheat from Kansas City for his mill so the people can be assured of getting a good product in the flour line.

Miss Helen Evans left Monday night for Houghton, Mich., where she will visit for a time before returning to Los Angeles. She is a sister of Wallace Evans who is well known here.

Mrs. G.W. Patterson has returned home.

H. Peter Lewis of Wilmont, was in town last Thursday.

J.L. Calvin and wife of Wilmont, was in town Wednesday.

Rev. Roi Tibbets preached at the camp meeting Sunday night.

Mrs. Ray Ager of Storden, is visiting at the home of her parents.

Dr. McCartney and wife of Mitchell, passed thru here last week.

Mrs. Jas. Mackay and children left Tuesday for a visit at Hinckley.

Rev. W.J. Robinson of Lakefield has been assisting at the camp meeting.

Mrs. J.D. Matteson and son Ward left last Friday for a visit in New York.

Pat Brown went to Wayne, Neb., this week to invoice a stock of goods there.

Rev. F. Leazer and family and Rev. C.W. Morse and family are camping at City Park.

Miss Catherine Coughran, of Sioux Falls visited at the home of F.R. Coughran last week.

Miss Frances Clark returned Tuesday from Hastins where she visited with Prof. Porter and family.

John Merfeld and wife of Wilmont, returned from Denver Monday where they have been visiting a daughter.

R.A. Nance and daughter, of Randolph, Neb., arrived here Saturday for a week's visit with his brother E.L. Nance.

H.J. Johnson and wife who have been visiting Mrs. G.W. Wilson, returned Friday to their home in Lancaster, Wis.

Anyone who has not been counted by the census enumerator should make known the fact to Dan Shell or Ira Mihler.

Nels Olson returned Wednesday from a six weeks' visit in Fergus Falls and North Dakota. He reports more rain there than here.

Mr. Rasmussen and family, former residents of Worthington, now of Sheffield Ill., left last week for Europe where they will spend the summer.

Mrs. A.R. Albertus left Saturday for a visit in Jackson.

Mrs. R.A. Firth of St. Paul is visiting friends and relatives here.

Mrs. F.C. Turner is visiting her husband in Canada this summer.

Mrs. Phil Glasgow of Adrian, has been a guest of Worthington friends this week.

Miss Dessa Yates left Monday for a month's visit with her parents in Dodge Co.

Geo. W. Wilson and S.S. Smith left Wednesday for Fairmont on legal business.

Ed. Wolven and family returned Wednesday night from a week's outing at Okoboji.

Brt Willner is again at work in Hickman's drugstore after a month's vacation spent in Red Wing.

Miss Stella Anderson closed her school near Adrian last Friday returning home in Worthington Saturday.

Mrs. M.E. Lawton and sons, Lynn and Sterling, returned Tuesday from a trip to Chicago and Champagne, Ill.

George Joh, nephew of Miss Nettie Joh, returned to his home at Beloit, Kansas, Tuesday, after a visit of several weeks.

Mrs. Jennie Towsley, of Ellsworth was taken to St. Peter last Saturday by Sheriff Fauskee on account of her demented condition.

Miss Sadie VanValkenberg of St. James and Miss Dunham, of Ames, Ia., visited here Wednesday on their way to Hartford S.D.

Bernie Jagar brought a complaint against Michael O'Sullivan before Justice Dow this week. O'Sullivan is charged with pulling a gun on Jagars and he was convicted and fined but will appeal the case. Attorney Crandall for the state and Town and Jones for defense.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Paine in Hersey was the scene of a pretty wedding last Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. At that time their daughter, Cora Patience was united in marriage with William L. Hansberger. The bridal party entered to the strains of a wedding march played by Mrs. E.C. Wilson and stood before a most beautiful bower of red peonies. The bride was given away by her father, Miss Luella Hansberger acted as bride's maid and Clyde Hansberger as groom's best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. Cahoon. There were a number of invited guests and the wedding repast was a most dainty and delicious one. Mr. and Mrs. Hansberger have a large circle of friends in this vicinity where both have grown to manhood and womanhood. they were the recipients of many beautiful presents.

Mrs. William Hastings has been quite sick the past week.

Miss Alida Bedford visited here a couple of days this week.

I.F. Kelley is moving into the Rakestraw house on 10th.

R. Prideaux and Rev. Sims visited friends in Rushmore Wednesday.


Indian Lake

Miss Mary Anstrom of Minneapolis has been spending a few days with friends and relatives.

P.A. Seline and wife, who left home four years ago for Alberta Canada, to reside there, returned here last week and expect to make their home in this country again.

Rev. Palmborg who has been pastor of the Baptist church for over four years, shipped his household goods to Long Prairie, Minn., where his family will live on his farm while he goes to Canada as a traveling missionary.

A picnic will be held at Gust Nystrom's on the fourth.

P.A. Johnson and wife are the happy parents of a boy which was born last Friday.

Lou Christensen has rented the telephone which was at the parsonage and is now in touch with the busy world.

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Nystrom was the scene of a wedding last Wednesday when their eldest daughter, Emma, was married to John Blixt. Both of these young people have been born and raised in our town and who have in every person they know, a friend. The wedding was attended by about two hundred guests from the country and nearby towns and the presents were too numerous to mention as nearly everything in the line of silver and glassware was seen besides furniture and a large sum of Uncle Sam's currency. The rich farmers with which Indian Lake is blessed again closed their eyes and dug deep in their pocket books to see who could outdo the others in honoring the young couple. Mr. and Mrs. Nystrom had from all appearances spared neither time or money in making the affair one of the most enjoyable that one could ever wish to attend. Flowers, decorations and attractions were perfect in every detail. When the ceremony was over almost a score of waiters were seen moving about the crowd with huge trays of nearly everything in the line of food till it seemed as if it would never stop. It was one of the biggest and most delicious dinners that has ever been our privilege to attend. In the evening a reception was given and a most enjoyable time was had by the young folks after games, music and social conversation, a bounteous supper was served, after which all departed for their homes. Mr. and Mrs. Blixt go at once with the best wishes of prosperity and happiness of their many friends, to housekeeping on Mr. Blixt's farm which is one of the best farms in the county.

Cook Pleads, "Guilty."

Judge P.E. Brown held a special term of court here Thursday forenoon giving Charles Cook a sentence of two years and four months at Stillwater for entering Moses' hardware store and stealing cutlery. Cook denied all connection with the affair until confronted by a witness named Arthur Jones whom Cook gave a razor at Prairie Junction and also wanted him to take a supply of the cutlery go to Heron Lake and trade the goods for beer which he declined to do. Sheriff Fauskee learned that such a transaction took place and after a great deal of work and time traced Jones to Fesseden, N.D., brought him here as a witness and when Cook saw Jones he wilted and pleaded guilty of the theft but said he would never have done so it Jones had not been found. Mr. Fauskee's success will do away with the calling of the grand jury on account of that case. Cook will be taken to Stillwater as soon as the papers are prepared.

Two others associated with Cook were taken back to St. James the first of the week to stand trial in that county as it is claimed they stole some of the articles from Cook.

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

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