More business has been disposed of in the district
court during the past week than in any other week
during the term.
Our report last week concluded with the case of
Thomas Foley, which had been called for trial. Foley
was indicted for assault in the second degree. The
character of his offence was a crime against nature.
He changed his plea to guilty.
In the case of the State vs. Frank Timmons and Chas.
Blumeneau the defendants were permitted to plead
guilty to assault in the third degree.
Last Friday Acel Pierman was arraigned under an
indictment for horse stealing. He plead not guilty,
but the next day changed his plea to guilty.
The case of the State vs. Joseph Stearns, charged
with incest, was called last Friday and the jury
empanneled. In the afternoon the jury was dismissed
until Monday forenoon. The case went to jury
Wednesday evening and a verdict of guilty was
returned. This has proved to be a case of
exceptionally revolting depravity on the part of
D.J. Gronewald, a saloon keeper of Bigelow, was last
week indicted for selling liquor to minors on six
counts. He plead not guilty to all counts, but later
changed his plea in two counts to guilty. He is now
in jail with the other convicts awaiting sentence.
The last jury case was that of the State vs. David
Tripp. No defense was made and the defendant was
The jury was then dismissed and the court cases were
taken up, and it is possible the calendar will be
cleaned up this week. The prisoners will be
sentenced when the other business is concluded.
Ethel Smith has been on the sick list the past week.
Nels Langseth was in from Indian Lake on business
Dr. and Mrs. F.E. Walker of Hot Springs, S.D. are
the guests of friends this week.
Dr. F.B. Cowgill will hold quarterly conference at
the M.E. Church tonight at 8 o'clock.
Geo. Klessig drove to the county seat Saturday.
J.A. Good and wife interviewed Worthington merchants
Geo. J. Fisch is enjoying a visit from his father,
who arrived Friday.
A letter received from L.D. Fancher states that they
have settled in Hazel, S.D., where he has charge of
a lumber yard.
B.F. Young shipped two cars of sheep to Chicago
Saturday. He accompanied them.
P.R. Long consigned two cars of cattle to the Sioux
City market Saturday.
C.T. Tupper was a business visitor to our village
Deputy Sheriff Mishler was serving papers in this
Mrs. Montgomery, of Estherville, spent Sunday with
her old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker.
A.S. Frane and wife took in the market day at
Mrs. E.J. Brubaker has been very sick but is now on
the road to recovery.
C.O. Burns was called to Worthington Monday as
witness in a case pending before the court.
Fred Post left Tuesday for the cornfields of Iowa.
Mrs. Horner, of Iowa arrived Monday for a visit with
her daughter, Mrs. P.R. Long.
Tuesday's delegation to the county seat consisted of
the following: Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hagberg, Lizzie
Klessig, Anna Ackerman, Mrs. R.J. Jones, W.J.
Klessig, Sam Lemen, John Duis, and D.H. Sisson.
Henry Schroeder arrived Monday from Iowa, to look
after his real estate in this locality.
Leslie Christianson left Monday for Loman, Minn.,
where he will spend the winter.
F.E. Eggleston lost a valuable horse Monday. Cause
Banker Ned Jones, of Worthington was a business
visitor to our village Tuesday.
Jurymen Durfee and Baker spent Sunday with their
families, returning Monday.
Emil Graf is serving the county as jurymen during
this term of court.
Henry Kunze sold a fine horse to Albert Leistico
Joe Firth of North Dakota arrived Tuesday for a
visit with his brother Art.
C.M. Holland and family returned home last Saturday
from Emmet Idaho where they had spent the last seven
months looking after a ranch for their uncle, they
don't like it there. Clayton thinks Minnesota good
Gier and Belz of Conrad Iowa who owns a fine half
section on No. 1 in Seward, occupied by N.A.
Johnson, are making extensive improvements, in the
way of tiling and fencing, they are putting in
between seven and eight hundred rods of tile and
contemplate putting in about that much more next
year and are fencing principally with woven wire.
I.F. Kelley has sold the Hawley house
to W.T. Hayes, a conductor on the Omaha line.
S.E. Beemis, of Estherville, Ia,
now presides at the block in E.L. Nance's meat
W.T. Hayes has moved into the
Hawley house which he recently purchased from
Mrs. Calvin Moen returned last
Saturday from a visit of several days with
friends at Heron Lake.
H.T. Wasmund, of Dewald, did
trading in Worthington last Saturday. He favored
the Advance with a pleasant call.
J.J. Corbett of Streator, Ill.,
passed through the city Tuesday on his way to
Wilmont to look after some farm property.
John Good, of Summit Lake
township, transacted business at the county seat
last Saturday and made this office a pleasant
Post Office Inspector H.O. Smith,
of St. Paul, spent several days here this week
checking up the postoffice business and visiting
his friends, Postmaster Coughran.
Miss Eva Fairfield, the popular
operator at the central office, was absent from
her place a couple of days last week, having
been confined to her home by illness.
The Christian Endeavor Society of
the Christian church will give a social
tomorrow, Saturday night, at the home of Mr. N.H.
Austin. Refreshments will be served and a short
A. Berger of Elk was in the city
Monday on a trading trip.
J.W. Burkhardt of Dewald, was in
town Tuesday on business.
Fred Cass of Summit Lake, was a
Worthington visitor Tuesday.
L. Volberding of Dewald was in
town Tuesday transacting business.
Henry Kunze, of Elk township was
transacting business in the city Wednesday.
Miss Helen Smith visited with
friends and relatives near Reading, over Sunday.
J.W. Pepple of the dispatchers
office at St. James was here last Friday on a
visit to his parents.
C.M. Holland and wife returned
last Friday from Emmet, Idaho, where they spent
G.W. Wheeler, the Rushmore
creamery man, was a business visitor in
J. Burr Ludlow, of Rushmore was
in Worthington Saturday night to hear Hon. J.T.
McCleary talk on the issues of the present
OE. Slifer came in last Friday to
receive a full blooded O.I.C. boar, bought at
Chester, Iowa. Wilson Ager received a boar of
that breed at the same time.
Prof. H.R. Edwards, Misses
Brooks, Wicks and Conrad of the public school
faculty are at Mankato attending the meeting of
the Teachers' State Association.
Miss Frankie Clark, accompanied
by Miss Maud Kellam, came down from Heron Lake
last Friday and spent a couple of days visiting
her parents, Dr. and Mrs. A.H. Clark. Miss Clark
has taught in the Heron Lake schools a number of
terms, and her work is giving eminent
Sheriff Newton Fauskee says that
this week the county jail has reached high water
mark for prisoners, there being now fourteen
confined there. The latest arrivals are Acel
Pierman, Sievert Poppen of Elk, and Herman
Poppen, his son, of Summit Lake. The charge
against the two latter is horse stealing and
their arrests grew out of the Pierman case.
A new cement walk was installed
the past week in front of I.W. Erickson's
saloon. E. Cutler did the work.
Will Burchard, of the Worthington
Creamery Co. left Tuesday night for the twin
cities on business connected with the creamery.
The Ellsworth News last week
reports births in the families of Rudolph Lentz,
Oney Herding, John Crowley and Martin Reiter,
E.J. Wolven left Wednesday for
Pecatonica, Ill., where he will be detained for
a week or two on matters pertaining to the
probate and district court.
B.F. Young returned Wednesday
morning from Chicago, where he had marketed two
carloads of lambs. He report securing a fair
price and had a pleasant trip.
Miss Myrtle Stowell, a former
resident of this place has accepted a position
as traveling saleslady for the Bee Hive Store,
Sioux Falls, handling a line of cloaks, skirts
and ladies furnishings.
A.E. Smalley leaves today for
Luverne to take charge of the Luverne Journal.
Mr. Smalley is a practical printer and newspaper
man and will no doubt make a success of the
Will Levine has been nursing a
very badly swollen hand the past week. A mere
scratch at first, but which later gave evidence
of a serious nature, started Bill for the
"doctor's shop." Since then he has been carrying
that member closely bandaged.
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DRUGGIST MORLAND MARRIED
Bride is Mrs. Edward Dolan, a
Popular and Well Known Worthington Lady.
The many friends of the
contracting parties will be interested in a
social event which took place Wednesday at St.
Paul Park, when Druggist R.L. Morland, a
prominent business man of this city and
president of the State Board of Pharmacy, was
married to Mrs. Edward Dolan, a popular and well
known lady, who has been a resident of
Worthington for many years. The ceremony was
celebrated at the home of the bride's parents.
The Advance joins the many friends of the
contracting parties in extending
Suicide at Ellsworth.
Henry Siemer, a well known German
farmer living three miles, north of Ellsworth,
committed suicide by hanging on Wednesday
morning. He climbed up a tree, fastened one end
of a small rope to a branch, slipped the noose
at the other end over his head and jumped off.
He was not discovered until life was extinct.
The coroner was called, but he decided an
inquest was unnecessary. Mr. Siemer had been in
poor health for some time, and melancholia
brought on by this and business difficulties is
held responsible for his rashness. He is the
father of eleven children.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
Mrs. J.J. Filbern who was called
to Hancock, Minn., last week by the death of her
daughter's baby, returned home Wednesday
Mrs. Paul Schulz was taken
suddenly ill Monday morning but is improving at
Mrs. A.G. Finckh and children
visited at Primghar last week.
Mrs. A.M. Wells entertained
relatives from Bigelow over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Oberman were Elk
A phone has recently been put in
for Oran Williams.
Henry Apel Jr made a trip to the
county seat Saturday.
Mrs. Thomas Hagge and daughter
are visiting with friends in Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Young spent
Sunday at J.F. Greens of Worthington township.
F.A. Lewis has moved down near
Worthington on one of M. Sharp's farms.
Miss Mae Tupper of Worthington
was a visitor at Miss Lyons school Tuesday.
Miss Addie Ely teacher of the
school in Dist. No. 24 and the Misses Emma
Hacker and Zetta Eshleman were also visitors of
the school the same day.
Mrs. Robert Free is in Iowa
visiting relatives and friends.
Mrs. C.M. Smith is visiting
friends at Graham and other points in Iowa.
Miss Cordie Ogg, is spending a
few weeks with her old friends Mrs. F.E.
C.M. Holland who returned home
from Emmet, Idaho a short time ago is sick with
typhoid fever, he is being treated at the Manson
A Mr. Tipton, of Sheldon, Iowa,
has rented Sec. 3, in Elk township, belonging to
G.W. Patterson, and will go extensively into
stock raising, one of the boy is here looking
after a fine bunch of cattle which they have
There is another patron on Route
one, its a girl and she arrived Friday morning,
and took up her residence with Mr. and Mrs. J.W.
Nazarenus. Mother and daughter are doing nicely
and the neighbors think that Joe will pull
From the Tribune:
Henry Shelquist and Sam Rind have
the contract for the construction of the new
telephone line running by the way of St. Kilian
Webb Vincent, of Fort Dodge, Ia.,
Ned Jones of Worthington, and Edwin Brickson of
Adrian, directors of the First National Bank of
Wilmont, were in this city Tuesday.
The body of Mrs. Anna Holzmer was
brought to this place from Brooks, Minn., for
burial. The funeral was held at her home and the
interment took place at St. Kilian on last
From the Tribune:
J.R. Blue and daughter left
Tuesday for Lyman County, S.D., to take up
claims. They expected to be accompanied from
Sioux Falls by Miss Dora Lackey.
Henry Bryngelson will move this
week to Marshall County, Ia., where they
formerly resided, and will take up his former
occupation as a farmer.
He has sold his house in this
village to Joseph Ebert, who expects to lease it
in connection with his land north of town.
From the Enterprise.
Mrs. Louis Johnson went over to
Worthington Monday with her 10-year old daughter
who was operated on at the hospital at that
place for appendicitis. The operation was
performed Tuesday morning and the little girl is
now getting along nicely.
S. Fagerness is building a new
hog house, 24x40 on his farm. Mr. Fagerness is
deeply interested in the breeding and raising of
Poland China swine and is getting things in
shape to go more extensively in the business.
Geo. Innes returned Saturday
night from Iowa, where he had been for a week in
the interest of his real estate business. Mr.
Innes had done a good business in Canada land
during the past season and predicts a larger
volume of business for next year.
From the Signal:
Some of the people of this
vicinity namely, Odin Jacobson, Thos. Nolan,
Fred Lord, Michael Hand, Jess Cross and one of
the Terhart boys, were summoned to Worthington
Monday to give testimony in the case of the
State of Minnesota vs D.J. Gronewold.
Miss Bessie B. Hubbard, who had
visited at the home of her uncle F.T. Graves in
Ransom township for several weeks, has returned
to her home at Carthage, Mo.
Ralph Beckley, our butcher, was
taken sick with some old trouble and went to his
home in Worthington Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. August Klessig moved
their household goods to Worthington Friday and
Saturday and are now nicely located in their new
home. These people came from Wisconsin and
settled on the farm near here immediately after
they were married and have known no other home
but this. They have seen this country pass form
the broad expanse of wild prairie to one dotted
with good substantial farm houses and productive
farms. Here they passed through the dark days of
the grasshopper times as well as many pleasant
memories cluster around the hearthstone.
Undoubtedly they will Miss heir old home but
they will soon become accustomed to their new
surroundings. They will be greatly missed from
among us but all unite in wishing them many
years of happy life in their new home.
Adrian Democrat: C.F. Becker
writes from Yankton, S.D., to say that reports
of the injuries he sustained by falling off the
Great Northern train near Wilmar was greatly
exaggerated. He says he was hurt, but not
seriously, and was able to go to his home in
Yankton soon after the accident.
A little child of Mr. Hans
Halverson, living north of Windom, was drowned
by falling into a jar of brine.
W.C. Renshaw, of Rushmore, was in
the city Monday.
Mrs. D.V. Lees and two children
of Brewster, visited friends here Monday.
A. Oberman disposed of several
good milch cows Monday to Geo. Yost, of Hersey
Benjamin F. Holland has been
appointed postmaster at Kinbrae, vice L.F.
Miller who resigned.
Editor Berkheimer, of the Wilmont
Tribune, was a business visitor in Worthington,
E.J. Brickson, cashier of the
Adrian State Bank transacted business in the
county last Saturday.
Miss Helen Smith left Tuesday for
Anoka, where she will visit for several weeks
with relatives and friends.
Miss Bertha Prerst, of St. Paul,
is now engaged at the Biltgen and DeVaney's
Nic Casareto, son and niece of
Sibley, Iowa, visited here over Sunday with his
brother, G.J. Casareto, and family. They
returned home Monday afternoon.
Misses Edith and Emma Seline left
for Luverne, Monday, where they visited several
days with friends.
Miss Tina Miller, who has spent
the past several months with her sister at
Clarion, Iowa, returned Friday last.
Born - To Mr. and Mrs. W.C.
Butcher, of Watertown, S. Dak., on Sunday, Nov.
4th, 1906, son. Mr. and Mrs. Butcher formerly
resided in this city.
James Kitterman, engineer on the
Omaha for a number of years, has resigned. He is
undecided whether he will accept a run on the
Canadian Pacific or some southern line.
Conductor Eddie Running has quit
"running" on the Omaha line.
Foreman Alec Cree and force
completed the work of putting in a purifying
plant at LeMars, Ia., the latter part of last
Jim Baker, the pump man made four
days' visit at Waterloo, Iowa, the past week.
Foreman Vere Hurlbert, of the
bridge crew, has been busy the past week
repairing the bridge between this point and Org,
that was left in bad condition by the wreck
several years ago.
Nickson, ex-conductor, baseball
player and tabulated umpire, was in Worthington
the past week greeting the R.R. boys. He was on
his way to the coast.
Ole Marston, running on 33 and
34, is the proud possessor of a beautiful little
daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Marston now reside at
Ren McCartney, the ex-baggage
"smasher" at the passenger depot, vows that he
has gained 12 pounds since taking up his new
duties with the purifying plant force. And we
believe the assertion judging from his physical
Baggageman Wm. McKinney running
on trains 15 and 16 carries one of his hands in
a sling, having had the misfortune to get it
caught between two trunks, splitting the bones
of one finger. It is a very painful injury.
D. Cramer was in Round Lake,
John Exner, of Heron Lake, was a
business visitor Friday last.
Fred Hunt, a mason from Sheldon
Iowa, was in the city, Friday.
F.E. Judd, of Windom, was in the
city on Friday of last week.
Mrs. S.A. Harding returned last
week from her visit to her parents.
Rudolph Bird, of Bigelow, was a
business visitor in Worthington Friday.
Will Bart, the cigar man, was
disposing of his goods at Round Lake, Monday.
A.C. Leistico shipped a car of
horses to the Chicago market on Friday of last
J.W. McBride moved into the
Dohlheim property on Lake Street on Friday of
Dow Mitchell is having the
interior of his residence repapered and painted
Mrs. Ed Fagerman of Sioux City
spent a couple of days this week at the home of
Charles Loveless went to
Minneapolis yesterday to consult a specialist in
regard to some complaint.
A.F. Donaldson a brakeman on the
Omaha had a foot badly hurt while at work in the
railroad yard here last Friday.
Dr. Williams, of Wilmont, was in
Worthington Friday. He caught the Omaha north
bound passenger for the twin cities.
Born - To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Nazarenus, residing in Summit Lake township, on
Saturday morning Nov. 3, 1906, a 12 lb daughter.
Brakeman Stevens, who runs on No.
21 and 22, was quite badly hurt while at work
near St. James Wednesday. He is at his home in
Mrs. Oscar Hedwick, who recently
moved here with her husband, is having a siege
of typhoid fever. Mr. Hedwick is brakeman on the
C. Soderholm, of Reading, was a
caller at the Advance office Monday, on his way
home from a short visit with relatives at
Triumph and Monterey, in Martin county.
Robert J. Brown, of Santa Marie,
Cal., is visiting this week at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Fitch. Mr. Brown is a nephew of
Mrs. Fitch and formerly resided here.
The Nobles County Medical Club
held a meeting in this city last Friday. Dr.
Kilvington of Dundee and Dr. N.J. Nasse, of
Brewster were the out of town doctors in
attendance. Several papers were read, and
profitable meeting is reported.
A sister of Mrs. Cameron is
visiting in the city this week.
Emory Hactor, of Indian Lake
township, is on the sick list this week.
August Wilson of Lorain township,
was a business visitor here Friday.
Percy Rose left Thursday morning
for Bemidji where he will spend the winter.
M. Gregerson has made
arrangements to handle hay the coming season for
a Chicago firm.
F.F. Graves a prominent resident
of Ransom township was in the city on business
Mrs. M.A. Wilburn of Sibley,
visited over Sunday with her daughter Mrs. F.M.
Jones Bros. of Lorain township,
delivered large consignment of grain to the
Skewis Grain Co. the past week on contract.
Frank Sauter and wife of Edgerton
spent Saturday and Sunday visiting at the home
of their uncle, County Supt. Abbott.
J.D. Humiston disposed of one of
his thoroughbred milch cows the latter part of
last week, Martin Gregerson being the purchaser.
Mr. Fanberg, a former resident of
this county, but now located at Windom, visited
at the home of August Wilson and family over
Will Hansberger is engaged in
buying baled hay for W.P. Devery and Co.,
Minneapolis. His barns are located at 12th
street and 2nd avenue.
James Mackay and J.S. Ramage of
this city, accompanied by Will Gullick, of
Reading departed Wednesday morning for Hinckley
where they will join a party of deer hunters.
Mr. Engstrom, who had the
misfortunes to break his leg while running a
binder during the harvest season, is reported as
getting along nicely. Since the misfortune he
has been confined at the home of J. DeBorg, in
C.M. Cory moved Saturday into the
Peter Thompson residence on 9th street, recently
vacated by Mr. Rockwell. The E.F. Buchan
property which Mr. Cory vacated will, we learn,
be occupied by the families of Rev. G.A. Cahoon
and William Jones.
County Attorney C.M. Crandall had
official business at St. Paul this week.
Vernon Anderson and wife, of
Brewster, did shopping in the hub Friday last.
C.R. Wakefield, of the Omaha
office force, spent Sunday visiting at St.
Wm. Wickstrom, of Bigelow
township is reported seriously ill with
Pat Silver, the tonsorial artist
of Brewster, was shaking hands with Worthington
Mr. Connolly and family, of Org,
visited with Martin Gregerson and family, of
this city, over Sunday.
Mrs. Edward Manuel, of Brewster,
was calling on friends and acquaintances in
John Lackey, of Sioux Falls,
S.D., spent several days the latter part of last
week and first of this with friends here.
Frank Lyon and Art Wilson loaded
several cars of choice upland hay for the
Minneapolis market the latter part of last week.
Fred Dohlheim and roy Fitch
returned from Hartley, Iowa, Friday where they
had been with a number of western horses for I.F.
Will Oliver delivered several
loads of fine new seed corn, raised on his farm
north of town, to F.C. Stitser, on Saturday of
Invitations are out announcing
the forthcoming marriage of Mr. C.C. Langseth of
Indian Lake to Miss Minnie Haggard, of
William Guyse and Sons completed
the mason work on a large new dwelling for J.A.
Gardiner, in Graham Lakes township the past
week, returning home Saturday. They expect to
remain here for a long siege of work accumulated
during their absence.
Albert Leistico made a trip to
Chicago, Saturday, to dispose of a carload of
draft horses shipped there several days
previous. He returned Wednesday.
Henry Holmes and wife, of Graham
Lakes township, were in Worthington several days
the latter part of last week, on matters
pertaining to the district court.
James Hogan returned home from
Drinkwater, Assiniboia, Canada, the latter part
of last week, where he had been during the past
I.T. Branigan, a former business
man of Worthington, but now engaged in the
mercantile trade at Edna Iowa, spent several
days in Worthington the latter part of last
Mrs. W.H. Johnson left Saturday
for Lakefield to join her husband who had
preceded her. Mr. Johnson has a lucrative
position as pharmacist in a drug store at that
Maurice Maxwerll, of Ballard
Wash., is visiting in the city this week. He
came to accompany Mrs. Maxwell, who has spent
several week here, back home.
Anna Olson, who had been confined
to her room at the home of Otto Leabeck with
typhoid fever for the past several weeks,
recovered sufficiently to return to her home at
John and Frank Hornstine, who
have been working their father's farm in Wilkins
county the past season, returned home the latter
part of last week, having rented the land for
the coming season to a party from Iowa.
OVER 12-FOOT BANK
Rock Island Passenger Train is
Wrecked Near Ellsworth Saturday.
Ten Badly Injured -- Score
More Hurt -- Coaches Upset and Roll Into Ditch.
Luverne, Minn., Nov. 3. -- A Rock
Island passenger train bound to Sioux Falls,
S.D., from Chicago, was derailed three miles
west of Ellsworth at 7:30 o'clock this evening,
and was thrown down a 12 foot embankment,
injuring ten passengers seriously and inflicting
slight injuries and bruises on twenty more. The
wreck was caused by a spreading of the rails
from an unknown cause.
The seriously injured:
Frank M. Brown, Montpelier, Vt.,
cut about head and injured internally.
Charles Shade, Rock Rapids, Iowa
back and side badly hurt, head but and several
Miss Sadie Kramer, Sioux Falls,
S.D., face badly cut, injured internally.
Philip Marshall, Chicago, head
cut and back injured.
Arthur Page, Des Moines, Iowa
traveling man, injured internally and about the
John Whitney, Rock Rapids, Iowa,
badly cut about the head.
Mrs. Savage, Rock Rapids, Iowa,
back, head and body hurt and injured internally.
Two little boys belonging to Mrs.
Savage; one three years old, hurt seriously; the
other seven, slightly injured.
Mrs. W.H. Bowers, Rock Rapids,
Iowa, back hurt and head cut.
Eight year old son of Mrs.
Bowers, fatally injured.
Six year old daughter of Mrs.
Bowers slightly injured.
The regular passenger train had
been cut into at Ellsworth in order to run a
special to Luverne and the train that was
wrecked was made only of one day coach and a
baggage coach. There were forty passengers in
the day coach.
The train was running at high
speed after leaving Ellsworth. Nearing that
place where the train was wrecked, the engineer
thought that the track looked a little peculiar,
but decided that it was only an optic illusion.
When the rain came to where the rails spread it
was going with undiminished speed.
Suddenly there was a creaking of
bolts and the coaches gave a lung, jumped the
track and bumped along on the ties, breaking the
windows in the cars, loosening the seats and
creating a panic among the passengers. Almost
instantly the coaches gave a second lunge and
were precipitated twelve feet below into a
The passenger coach turned over,
pinning several passengers to the ground and
hurling others with great violence against the
sides of the coach.
Special trains were run from
Ellsworth and Rock Rapids to the scene of the
wreck, and the injured were hurried to hospitals
and private homes, where they received medical
attention. All of the Rock Rapids people who
were injured were taken to their homes, while
the others were taken to Ellsworth. Marshall
Paige and Miss Kramer were taken to Luverne.
While at least ten of the
passengers were seriously injured, it is not
known whether their injuries will prove fatal or
not. However, it is stated that the eight year
old son of Mrs. W.H. Bowers of Rock Rapids was
so badly injured internally that he cannot
Some of the passengers escaped
with apparently no injuries.
Friday, November 16, 1906
The Birthday Club was entertained
on Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Calvin Moen. All
members were present besides a number of special
guest. The afternoon was spent in games and
contest of several kinds, winding up with an
auction that produced an unusual amount of
merriment. Dainty refreshments were served at 5.
Mrs. Moen was presented with a set of Haviland
china cups and saucers as a pleasant reminder of
High School Reception.
The Senior and Junior class of
the High School were given a reception last
Tuesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.H.
Patterson, by Miss Ethel and Mr. Lloyd Patterson
and Miss Julia Town. Games of various kinds were
indulged in for some, after which refreshments
Mr. Clarence C. Langseth and
Miss Minnie Haggard Married on Wednesday
On Wednesday evening, November
14, 1906, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Haggard occurred the marriage of their daughter
Minnie to Mr. Clarence C. Langseth, Rev. Edwin
W. Lanham of this city officiating. The ceremony
was performed in the presence of party of about
60 relatives and friends of the two families.
At 7 o'clock Miss Ellen Langseth
played Bellman's grand march while the bridal
couple took their place under a wreath of myrtle
and orange blossoms.
Miss Mary Haggard was maid of
honor and the groom was attended by his brother
After the ceremony a bounteous
wedding supper was served, in the preparation of
which Mrs. Haggard did credit to her self as an
accomplished cuisine. The house was tastefully
decorated with evergreen and smilax. The bride
was attired in a gown of white pongee silk,
trimmed with lace, and wore a veil.
The gifts to the bride were
numerous, consisting of silverware, house
furnishings, toilet articles, etc. The young
couple have gone to housekeeping in a pleasant
home on the groom's farm on the banks of lake
Ocheda. The Advance joins their host of friends
in extending congratulations.
H.J. LUDLOW HURT.
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I will hold an Art and Fancy work
sale in the Wilson building next to Harry Lewis
Grocery story [store?] on Thursday Friday and
Saturday, Dec. 6, 7, and 8. You will find a good
collection of hand painted pictures in oil and
water color and numerous articles in burnt wood
and needle work.
Luelle C. Hansberger.
J.G. Murphy, of Adrian, Sundayed
A.C. Leistico shipped a car of
cattle to Sioux City Monday.
Schultz the harnessmaker, was on
the sick list last Saturday.
L.C. Harris is pulling the wax
ends in Schultz's harness shop.
John Sweeney of Bigelow township
was in the city Monday on business.
Geo. Hasting of Worthington
township was in the city last Friday on a
Mrs. R.P. Dorgan returned last
Friday from a visit to Chicago and other points
John Carstens, of Fulda, was a
business visitor in this city on Monday of this
The Misses Emma and Edith Seline
returned from a visit at Luverne Sunday evening.
Mrs. W.W. Loveless and Mrs. W.M.
Evans spent last Saturday in Sioux City on a
Jas. J. Gust, a prominent citizen
of Slayton, was a Worthington visitor on Friday
of last week.
Miss Flora Addy, of Otonowa,
Iowa, is visiting with friends and relatives in
Worthington this week.
O. Malone, of Crystal Lake, Neb.
was looking after his land interest in this city
the forepart of the week.
Conductor Horton moved into the
house recently vacated by Mr. Howard and family,
on third avenue, the past week.
W. McGowan, Sam Fosse and Fred
Leistico of the Omaha came home Saturday night
to spend Sunday with friends and associates.
John Feltman, of Humbolt, S.D., a
former Worthingtonian passed through the city
Monday on his way to the twin cities and Chicago
for a several weeks visit with relatives.
W.M. Hinrichs returned from his
trip to Milestone, Canada, the latter part of
last week. He is very much pleased with the
outlook of that country and reports the crop
yield exceptionally good.
Ole Noren and son returned from
Drinkwater Assiniboia, Canada, Sunday. Ole has a
choice claim there and just completed threshing
out a good crop of small grain. He speaks in
glowing terms of that country.
Mrs. Emma Peters left Monday for
Livingston, Mont., to join her husband who had
proceeded here. She expects to visit friends and
relatives several days in the twin cities before
her departure for her western home. Mr. Peters
is engaged with the N.P. road as boiler maker.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
Mike Sorem was up from Bigelow
one day last week attending to business matters.
Chris Hansen was over from the
county seat Friday between trains visiting with
relatives and friends.
Annie Johnson, daughter of Louis
Johnson, who was operated on for appendicitis at
Worthington by Dr. Walker and Dr. Geyerman,
returned home Tuesday much improved in health.
Wm. Smith, who was injured last
week in a runaway is rapidly recovering and will
soon be at work again.
The dance given last Saturday
evening at the home of Wm. Reckhover was well
attended and a good time enjoyed by everyone.
From the Enterprise:
E.J. Jones county attorney elect,
made The Enterprise a pleasant call last
Saturday while on his wya to Adrian on business.
Received too late for last week.
There was a few of the Org young
people that went to Worthington to hear the
Chicago Glee Club last Tuesday evening among
which were, John E. Johnson, Miss Rose Bucknole,
Miss Reka Johnson, Art Bjornstad and Miss Ida
Miss Mable King went to St. Paul
last Sunday to spend a couple of weeks in the
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson went to
Reading last Saturday to spend Sunday with their
son and his family. They expected to go to
Kenneth on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mitchell
entertained The Merry Go Round last Friday
evening. Amusements were furnished until a late
hour when supper was served and everyone
departed saying they had a good time.
Mr. Fred Johnson returned home
last Wednesday from his visit at Reading and
Kenneth. Mrs. Johnson expects to stay another
Miss Chole Anderson went to
Worthington last Monday. She expects to stay in
town most all winter.
Katie Rabenberg was home a few
days last week. She is staying in Worthington.
Miss Amy Olson has returned home
from North Dakota, she has taken up a homestead
at Braddock N.D.
From the Leader:
Mr. Rusho, of Wilmont, who has
purchased the meat market of Will Higgins, was
in town Monday. He expects to move his family
here as soon as he can secure a suitable place.
The old livery barn will soon be
undergoing extensive repairs and improvements.
Mr. Higgins who has purchased the building
intends to make the barn convenient and roomy.
Born - To Mr. and Mrs. John
Terhark on Saturday, Nov. 3, a fine son and
heir. John and his good wife are happy.
One day last week while Jake
Brink was watering a span of ponies belonging to
Gene Smith, one of the frisky little fellows
turned and kicked him [in] the face. Fortunately
Jake was not hurt very badly, though the pony
drew the first blood. The kick will leave a mark
on Jake's face for a few days, probably that
will be about the worst that will come of it.
From the Democrat:
Theo. Duwenhoegger of St. Kilian
brought his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
William Duwenhoegger, and his brother, Tony,
down from St. Kilian Wednesday for a few days
visit with friends. They expect to leave
tomorrow for Germany for an extended visit.
Miss Mathilda Uthe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Klosterman were married at
St. Adrian's church, Tuesday morning, November
6th. The ceremony, which was performed by Rev.
Fr. Schels, was witnessed by many of the
relatives and friends of the bride and groom.
W.R. Mansel returned Saturday
from a seven week's sojourn on the Pacific
coast. On his wya out he stopped at Spokane for
a few days and then went to Seattle and Tacoma.
From the Signal:
A young son took up a residence
at the home of John Terhart on Saturday night.
John is wearing his honors with becoming
Ralph Beckley has recovered from
his recent illness sufficiently so as he is
found behind the counter at the meat market
waiting on the trade as usual.
R.H. Wicks had two wagon loads of
apples hauled down from Worthington Friday and
Saturday. They were of the Ben Davis variety of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klessig, and
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Kielsemeier visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. August Klessig at
Worthington Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Kielsemeier are
making preparations to go to Wisconsin to make
their home in the near future.
From the Graphic:
Miss Anna Walker returned last
Friday from Brewster, where she had been a guest
at the home of her sister Mrs. Reistroffer.
We are in receipt of a copy of
the Atlantic Daily News, printed on board the
steamship "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria," and sent
us by Dr. Henry Wideow, who, with his wife,
emarked [sic] on this vessel for America October
25. Marconigrams are received from the shore and
published in the sheet.
C.J. Anderson has been hauling
out lumber to his farm this week for the
construction of his new barn. Julius Palm and
his assistants came down from Worthington Monday
and began work on the structure.
From the News:
The private car of Superintendent
C.J. Wilson, of the Rock Island, was here from
Estherville, last Sunday and remained until
Monday morning. The officials who accompanied
the car up here were: Mr. Wilson, Claim Agents
D.W. Albright and John Rudd, and W.I. Hope,
trainmaster, and they spent the day at the scene
of the wreck.
Attorney J.A. Cashel came over
from Worthington, Saturday evening and visited
until Monday with his sister, Miss Clara Cashel,
and aunt Mrs. Susan Flynn. J.A. has many friends
here who are always glad to shake his mitt.
O.D. Bryan and wife and Mrs.
Bryan's father, Chas. Sprague, were called to
Harris, Iowa, Tuesday by a message announcing
the death of the latter's son, A.C. Sprague, who
passed away after two years illness.
From the Tribune:
John G. Mitchell and Ira Mishler
were up from Worthington Wednesday on business.
Mr. Mishler, who has served as a deputy sheriff
for many years, came up to serve some legal
Juliul Palm and crew was up the
first of the week doing some work for Mr.
Charlie Sowles is putting in a
cistern for A. Nazarenus this week.
Bud Thompson of Worthington has
been running the engine for E.A. Granell for the
last five days.
R.E. Darling of Elk township
delivered three hogs to the Worthington market
Tuesday that brought him $76.72.
Miss Anna Nazarenus, is in
Watertown, S.D., where she has a position in the
The Carrier most heartily thanks
Miss Retta DeWitt for those fine cabbages.
H.A. Eversole has the material on
the ground for a commodious set of buildings to
be erected at once on the northeast quarter
section 26 Elk township owned by W.M. Evans
which Mr. Eversole will occupy. Sam Swanson and
crew will do the work.
We are glad to learn that C.M.
Holland is improving and expects to be out and
home again in a few days.
Mrs. A.M. Berry returned home
last Friday evening from Lexington, Ill., where
she had been for the last five weeks helping to
wait on her mother who has been very sick at
that place, but was some better when she left.
Miss Mary Mitchell is enjoying a
months vacation from her school duties.
Misses Rose Bucknole and Emma
Thueson spent last Sunday in Worthington.
Mr. and Mrs. Axel Wass from
Indian Lake township, visited at the home of O.B.
Thueson and family last Sunday.
Little Tom Stevenson came up from
Bigelow one day last week and visited at the
home of his uncle, H.L. Glick.
D. Behrens was in town Monday
Herman Doeden of Route 2 was a
caller last Friday.
Ray Erwin is now employed in the
Teddy Ostrom spent Sunday with
his parents at Adrian.
Frank McGowan, of Elk, did
trading in Worthington, Saturday.
F. Schaefer of Route 1 transacted
business in town last Saturday.
Born -- On Nov. 8th 1906, to Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Nystrom, a son.
C.M. Smith of Worthington
township was in the city Saturday.
Miss Laura Cain, of Bigelow, was
visiting friends here Saturday.
S.P. Bliss of Sioux Falls was a
business visitor here Saturday last.
Miss Mary Fitch left on Monday to
begin a term of school in Indian Lake.
Auren Williams of Worthington
township was in Saturday doing trading.
C.R. Larson of Indian Lake
transacted business in town last Saturday.
Jacob Struble, of Graham Lakes,
township did trading in Worthington Saturday.
A.W. Wells, of Brewster, was
transacted business in this city Friday last.
R.L. Morland and bride returned
last Sunday morning from their wedding trip.
A.J. Kannal and Son have the
contract for the interior painting of the city
Ernest Foelschow disposed of his
fine driving horse the latter part of last week
to Rev. Swan.
Minor arrival at the home of Dr.
Saxon -- Oct. 29th, an 8 lb. boy. Mother and son
W.O. Dwyer of Loraine, was in the
city on business last Saturday. He made this
city a pleasant call.
E.L. Nance returned last week
from western Nebraska where he invested in a
large tract of land.
A.C. Leistico shipped four cars
loads of cattle and sheep to the Chicago markets
Saturday of last week.
Rev. McIntosh, former pastor of
the Congregational church here, is reported to
be seriously ill at his home in Wisconsin.
The ladies of the Christian
church will give a tea at the home of Mrs. Z.M.
Smith next Wednesday afternoon. All are invited.
E.M. Dewey of Loraine was a
caller on Tuesday.
The Tourist club met with Mrs.
G.W. Roth Monday evening.
Fred Cass of Summit Lake was in
the city on business Monday.
J.I. Johnson of Route 5 was in
town Wednesday doing trading.
G. Estes of Elk transacted
business at the county capital Monday.
A.J. Corell of Loraine marketed
hay in Worthington last Tuesday.
Attorney J.F. Flynn visited in
Ellsworth a couple of days this week.
Col. J.A. Town had legal business
at Mankato Tuesday and Wednesday.
Banker C.T. Tupper was out
Wednesday morning trying the new sleighing.
Miss M.J. Fahy was called to St.
Paul Tuesday to attend the funeral of a friend.
Clerk of Court Humiston has
received the new records and blanks for
Robert R. Smith of the Smith
Implement Co., transacted business in the twin
cities last week.
Attorney J.F. Flynn made a
business trip to Adrian last week in company
with G.W. Patterson.
A.M. Renner, the genial manager
of the Western Implement Co., made a business
trip to Heron Lake on Tuesday.
Aug Seil of St. Paul, arrived
last week and will spend the winter here with
his brother-in-law, Albert Schmidt, the shoeman.
Conductor E.M. Horton, of the
Mitchell limited, is taking a layoff. Conductor
A.H. Rice is on he run during Mr. Horton's
Mrs. T.C. Ely left on Friday for
a visit with her son, and other relatives at
Rock Rapids, Iowa. She will be absent several
Luverne Herald: W.V. Olin,
accompanied by his wife, went to Worthington
Friday to accept a position in the mechanical
department of the Globe.
Editor Bert Miller of Luverne
Herald, passed through here last week on his way
to the northern woods to spend some time
recuperating his health and hunting deer.
The Euchre Club met on Monday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. G.W. Roth. Mrs.
Messer carried off first honors and Mrs. Fox the
consolation prize. Dainty refreshments were
F.C. Stitser returned last
Saturday from St. Paul, where he spent several
days buying a line of fur coats. His stock is
now in and is attracting much favorable
John Hogan of Turtle Lake, Wis.,
passed through Worthington last week on his way
home from Kansas City, and stopped off a day to
visit at the home of his uncle, Christ Hogan.
The board of county canvassers
met on Monday to canvas the returns of the late
election. J.G. Murphy of Adrian and J.S.
Randolph were among the out of town members of
An outfit of movers with four
covered wagons stock and farm machinery, passed
through Worthington Monday. They hailed from the
northern part of the state and were bound for
Albert Arends, aged about 85,
died at the home of his son, Benjamin, in Dewald
township, last Thursday morning, Nov. 8th. He
was born in Neermor, Germany, and came to this
country in 1850.
J.A. Albert, of Luverne, H.F.
Rockwell and Leonard Huston, returned from a
weeks hunting trip at Ocheda, Monday. They claim
151 ducks 16 jack rabbits and a weasel as the
trophies of their chase and aquotic [sic]
Hans Grytdohl, the Globe typo,
was arrested Wednesday at the instance of Editor
Berkheimer, on a charge of disorderly conduct,
and on Thursday morning was given his choice of
paying a fine of $10 and costs or spending ten
days in jail. He was committed to the lockup.
Foreman Mark Marden and crew
finished the new work on bridges 27 and 28 last
week and are now engaged on 35.
"Jim" Baker, the pump man, and
wife, returned from their visit at Waterloo,
Iowa, the latter part of last week.
Merle Hurlbert and crew are
engaged in light repair work on the Sioux Falls
Alex Cree and force are putting
in a purifying plant at Sheldon this week.
A brother of M.P. Mann, of
Windom, it is stated, will have charge of the
pumping station as soon as connections are made
and the work completed.
Alex Wilson of Loraine was in
town Wednesday doing trading. Mr. Wilson says
his threshing company completed their run for
the season last Saturday. The past fall has been
very unfavorable for threshermen, and there is
still considerable gain to thresh.
Mrs. Rachel Harding, one of the
most successful poultry raisers in this vicinity
brought in to the Worthington Creamery Co. three
dozen spring chickens, weighing an average of 6
1/2 pounds each; this certainly shows what good
care will do for poultry. This was the finest
lot ever marketed here.
Luverne Journal: On Monday of
this week, occurred the marriage of Miss Adaline
Fassett, of this place to Mr. Theodore Aushem,
of Round Lake this state. Both the bride and
groom have been employed at the "Eureka" Dairy
Farm for the past few months and their
acquaintances was of short duration, which is an
indication that it is simply another case of
"love at first sight." The Journal wishes Mr.
and Mrs. Aushem happiness, success and
From the Tribune:
Miss Mildred Lewis, who is
attending school at Worthington, was an over
Sunday visitor with her parents, returning home
The little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Knutson had the misfortune to swallow a pin
Saturday morning. The little fellow has
experienced no discomfort from it as yet and it
is hoped that he will not.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, the
separator belonging to Carl Umberson of Iona,
caught fire while in operation and burned to the
ground. Also a setting of oats belonging to Nels
Attorney J.J. Parsons of
Worthington, was doing some work in Wilmont in
behalf of his client, Barney Jagger, Friday and
Mr. Debear is going to move on
the old Foot place east of town in the spring as
the farm he is on has been sold.
Mrs. E.O. Fields left Saturday to
visit her parents at Little Rock, and other
relatives and friends.
Charles Glovka is contemplating
moving on a farm near Lismore, this fall.
Friday, November 23, 1906
A brass band was organized in
this city last week under the direction of Prof.
Wilson Abbott, who came over from Luverne for
the purpose. The new organization has a
membership of about 30, and starts out under
very favorable auspices.
The following are the officers:
President, Henry Moeller, Secretary Dr. W.J.
Dodge; treasurer, J.M. Addington; instructor and
leader, Prof. Wilson Abbott. The band will meet
on Monday and Thursday evenings for practice.
A good band is an institution
Worthington has needed for long time, and the
boys should be given every possible
Col. J.N. Holbrook, the
Auctioneer, Alleged to Have Left For Parts
Considerable of a scandal was
stirred up this week by the rumor that Col. J.N.
Holbrook, the well known auctioneer, had eloped
with Mrs. Will Thompson, the wife of the
proprietor of the Ideal restaurant. As
verification of the rumor the pair have been
seen together at Sioux Falls, Mitchell and other
points in South Dakota.
Some time ago Mrs. Thompson
became dissatisfied with her domestic relations,
and demanded of her husband a division of the
property, saying she was going to leave him. The
demand was complied with and Mrs. Thompson left,
ostensibly for Illinois, to visit relatives, but
in reality going only as far as Sibley, where it
is alleged she was joined later by Mr. Holbrook.
A baggageman who runs on the
Sioux Falls branch of the Omaha line, says he
met the pair face to face on the streets of
Mitchell Monday, and as he personally knew both
parties there was no mistake as to identity.
Other parties who knew them had seen them at
other points in South Dakota. Mr. Thompson is
greatly enraged over the escapade of the pair,
and threatens dire vengeance on the man he
regards as the despoiler of his home. From
evidence that has accumulated the past week it
is apparently a clear case of elopement,
carefully planned beforehand, and it does not
seem possible at this time that the pair can
return and render an acceptable explanation of
their conduct. Both leave a spouse and grown up
children, and their conduct seems inexplicable.
The South Dakota authorities have been notified
to be on the lookout for the pair and they will
undoubtedly be apprehended and punished if they
have been guilty of any wrong doing. Mr.
Holbrook left some unfulfilled professional
engagements, which caused considerable
inconvenience to the parties interests.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bish, in
Clary addition, was the scene of a pretty home
wedding on Wednesday afternoon, when their
daughter, Frobie, was married to Mr. John Kraft,
of Brewster. The ceremony was performed by the
pastor of the German Lutheran church in the
presence of a large company of relatives and
friends. The contracting parties are estimable
young people and have a large circle of friends,
whom we join in extending congratulations.
Miss Louisa Albert, of Round
Lake, and Mr. Herman Layman, of Loraine, were
married on Wednesday of this week.
Edwin G. Edwards, a merchant of
Rushmore, through his attorney, R.V. Lewis, of
Wilmont, Wednesday filed a petition in
bankruptcy with Deputy Clerk A.O. Eberhart, of
the United States district court at Mankato.
Liabilities, $2,075.72; secured, $1,000; assets,
$460; exemptions, $100.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
From the News:
Albert Wilson arrived Friday last
from his home at Trenton, New York, on a visit
to his brother Tom of this place and his mother
at Rock Rapids. It is the first time that the
brothers have met in eleven years and they are
have[ing] a most enjoyable visit.
John Nevens, who is here from
Louisville, Ky., on a visit to his brothers,
Nick and Peter, and looking after business
matters, has disposed of his farm east of town
to an Iowa party, consideration $60.00 per acre.
He purchased a small farm in southern Indiana
and will move from Louisville in the spring.
From the Enterprise:
S.B. Bedford was at Adrian
Wednesday afternoon attending a meeting of the
stockholders of the Adrian State Bank.
Miss Helen Ludlow returned to her
home at Worthington on Monday after a week's
visit with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ludlow.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Malmquist are
rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy at
their home, the little fellow's advent into this
world dating from Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Arthur Dahlberg and Miss Lulu
Newton were married on Wednesday Nov. 14 at the
home of the bride's mother in Adrian. They
returned to Rushmore today and will go to
housekeeping in rooms over the old restaurant
The Innes Thom Co., is the name
of the firm that will succeed the Innes Lumber
Co. The new firm is composed of Geo. Innes and
W.C. Thom, Mr. Thom having purchased Will Innes'
interest in the business mention of which was
made in these column[s] several weeks ago.
Sheriff Fauskee was over from
Worthington on official business yesterday
Gus Gullick, of Little Rock
township, met with an accident Monday evening
that will lay him up for sometime. He was on his
way home from Bigelow and had a big load of coal
on his wagon and stopped at his mail box to get
his mail when his team took fright and started
to run, dragging him under the wagon, breaking
one arm and a rib or two.
Nobles County Democrat:
Frank McFarlin and W.R. Grapes
returned Saturday morning from Rochester. Mr.
McFarlin was operated upon a few days before for
the removal of what appeared to be a growth on
the jaw, but the surgeons pronounced the trouble
tuberculosis of the glands, and the operation
consisted merely of removing the pus.
F.E. McLean was called to St.
Paul Tuesday night on account of his daughter,
Kathryn. She was operated upon yesterday for
Mrs. C. Stemig, of Grand Prairie
returned last week from the hospital at
Rochester, where she submitted to an operation.
She is slowly recovering and will no doubt
completely regain her health.
George Slade is in the wholesale
moving roller business. He recently shipped in
from his farm at Birchwood, Wisconsin, a carload
of rollers to be used in moving building.
Traveling men are selling the rollers as a side
line and have already sent Mr. Slade several
profitable orders. The rollers sell in wholesale
lots at $1.00 each.
J.C. Becker, who has been
enjoying his annual deer hunt in Itasca county,
is expected home in a few days.
Alfred Jacobson has been picking
corn for Lars Olson the last two weeks.
Pete Ledine has been pretty busy
this fall digging out a skunk from under the
house on Sec. 23 but it is very few who believe
Ed Moberg sold a load of hay last
week at Worthington.
E.L. Patterson left last Sunday
for Illinois to attend the funeral of a friend.
From the Signal:
Joe Hand was in Sibley, Ia.,
friends afternoon. Joe is thinking some of
making that town his headquarters in the near
future. If he does his sister, Mrs. Guertin,
will move to that place in order for Joe to make
his home with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Will DeVaney drove
down from Worthington on Friday afternoon of
last week and spent the time until Saturday
morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Salstrom. They returned to their home in the
rain and snow storm Saturday morning.
Ralph Beckly went to Worthington
Saturday night to spend Sunday with his
relatives. On Monday afternoon Mr. Ostrom
received a letter from his mother which stated
that Ralph had been taken seriously ill on
Sunday morning and was unable to return to
Bigelow at this time.
From the Tribune:
The officers of the Presbyterian
church have made an arrangement with Rev.
Hunter, whereby he will remain here for a year,
and at the end of that time he will probably be
installed as permanent pastor of the church. Mr.
Hunter's family will arrive here from North
Carolina about the first of December, and will
take up their residence at the Manse.
Albert Smith has leased S.M.
Stewart's farm on Section 4, Loraine, and will
move there as soon as the place is vacated by
J.R. Blue and family. At last reports Mr. Blue
had not decided what he would do.
From the Tribune:
Mrs. August Pohlman and son Joe
were out riding Sunday when their team became
frightened at a dog and ran away. The team
started to run at the Henry Teitenberg place and
were not stopped until they reached the Rogers
place. The tongue of the buggy was broken and
the buggy upset. Fortunately no one was hurt.
Mr. C.A. Kinsey and family of
Adrian, were Wilmont visitors over Sunday. Their
automobile broke down in some manner and they
were compelled to stay until Tuesday before they
could get the gas horse in shape to travel.
Mrs. Erickson of Worthington,
visited at the Montgomery home for a few days.
She returned to her home on Tuesday.
Sam Ren and Henry Shelquist
commenced work on the new telephone line
From the Leader:
Miss Mae VanRossum, who is
attending high school at Adrian, spent Saturday
and Sunday at her home in this city.
J.J. Bach and crew finished
building a new house for G. Zeitler, Saturday.
It will be remembered that the old house was
struck by lightning, this summer, and burned.
From the Graphic:
Mrs. B.C. Brayton and sister,
Miss Florence Barber, stopped off here Tuesday
evening on their way to Worthington from
Estherville, Iowa, where they had been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Tripp and two
youngest children were up to Worthington
Tuesday, to look up a dwelling house preparatory
to moving to the county seat.
N.H. Elliott was down from the
county seat last Saturday and cried F.E. Scott's
sale, consisting principally of household goods.
The attendance was good and practically every
article sold well.
Mrs. Henry Metzger departed
yesterday afternoon for Pataskala, Ohio, on an
extended visit with relations. She will probably
remain thru the winter at her old Ohio home.
Henry will likely keep batch while his wife is
Wedding invitation[s] are being
received by relations and friends of Prof. Clyde
S. Jones and Miss Bessie L. Tripp, whose
marriage will be solemnized at high noon,
Thanksgiving day, November 29.
Invitations are out announcing
the coming marriage on the 21st of this month of
Mr. Herman Lehmann, of Ewington township, and
Miss Louise Albert, of this township. The
ceremony is to begin at 2:30 o'clock p.m.
Mrs. Fred Johnson returned home,
last Tuesday, from her extended visit at Reading
Mr. Kunze shipped five carloads
of sheep from here last Saturday evening.
A little eight pound boy arrived
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Graff last
Monday. Ben has reason to wear a broad smile
Mr. C. Borst shipped one car of
cattle and hogs from this place last Wednesday
Miss Chloe Anderson was home a
little while last Sunday.
Jet Darling drove down to
F.A. Matheson, of Hersey
township, left Tuesday for the northern part of
the state on a business and pleasure trip.
The house on the W.M. Evans farm
in Elk is enclosed. The boys are making good
time considering the cold weather.
Mrs. H.G. Kuehne of Chicago, was
visiting with Mrs. Wm. Apel Jr., the early part
of the week.
Mrs. Henry Kunze has the thanks
of the carrier and family for the nice fat
chicken, nicely dressed, which he found awaiting
him at her mail box, Wednesday morning. If it
had only been cooked; yum! yum! He assures the
good lady that such tokens of kindness are duly
The smiling face of R.E. Davis,
the genial carrier on No. 5, was seen on No. 1
Tuesday afternoon. He was up after a load of hay
and judging from the amount scattered along the
road, we presume he hadn't much left on the
wagon when he got home.
The Patterson-Leinen sale was
held on Wednesday. There was a fair crowd and
things sold well. Mr. Leinen expressed his
satisfaction, everything advertised having been
Car repairer Lawson was in
Brewster, Tuesday, repairing several smashed
Hugh Palmer, ex-conductor on the
Omaha, of St. James visited with railroad
friends here the middle of last week.
B.F. Tanner, brakeman on the
Omaha, has resigned his position and will attend
the university, at Mitchell S.D., the coming
Operator Chas. B. Fairfield has
taken Ted Hale's berth at Prairie Junction, the
change being made Monday. Mr. Hale will take
several month's vacation.
J.W. Baker and A.B. Montgomery
were engaged in pipe work in the Sioux City
shops a portion of last week.
Fulda Free Press: Last week we
omitted to report eh marriage of Wm. Koehn and
Miss Petirka Anna Luecht, both of Bloom, who
were married Nov. 1st 1906, by Rev. Wilk, at the
Pfingsten church. The couple is highly spoken of
and the Free Press extends congratulations.
Slayton Herald: Another pretty
wedding occurred in this city Wednesday evening
at 8:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.W.
Woolstencroft when their son John and Miss Mayme
Dolan of Fulda, became husband and wife. The
words uniting the couple were spoken by the
groom's father, Judge Woolstencaroft, in the
presence of relatives and a few intimate
Roy Lewis was down from Wilmont,
Miss Emily Plotts is confined to
her room by a bad cold.
Geo. Miller has re-opened his
bowling alley on 2nd avenue.
R.D. Valderhorn, of Sheldon, Ia.,
was a Worthington caller Tuesday.
Fred Mohl, the Adrian land man,
piloted a party of land seekers to Colorado,
W.E. Bloom did a job of house
moving in the northwestern part of Worthington
J.H. Hackett, of St. James, was a
business visitor in Worthington several days the
forepart of the week.
Earl McBride left Saturday for
Storm Lake, Iowa, for an over Thanksgiving visit
with relatives and friends.
S.M. Stewart will dispose of a
large herd of young stock Saturday afternoon, at
the Omaha stock yards in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Weinandt, of
Brewster, were visiting their son, Nicholas, and
family few days the forepart of the week.
Henry Hornstine returned on
Friday of last week from Benton County, Iowa,
where he had been called by the death of a
Mr. and Mrs. I. Jenkins returned
home from Lexington, Ill., last week after a
visit of about five weeks' duration with
relatives and friends. They formerly resided at
Miss Nellie Devaney, daughter of
Mrs. . Levine of this city, is to be married at
Dell Rapids, S.D., Wednesday, November 28th, to
William Webber, a business man of Garretson,
W. Bulick, Jas. Ramage and Jas.
Mackay returned from their hunting trip in the
northern part of the state. As evidence of their
marksmanship they brought home four deer and a
Frank Eggleston and mother, of
Reading, were in the city, Tuesday, enroute for
Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Eggleston will remain there
and make her home with a married daughter, while
Frank will return after a visit of several
H.J. Rew has resumed his position
with the Hub Mercantile Co.
Frank Kendall of Excelsior,
visited Worthington friends over Sunday.
D. Mitchell of Worthington
township was in the city Tuesday doing trading.
Miss Lelia Bassett of Rushmore
was in the city Wednesday on a shopping trip.
Mildred Harding has been quite
sick the last two weeks with an attack of
Jesse Hamstreet, of the Rushmore
Enterprise force spent last Saturday here
Will Bartlett, our popular cigar
man was disposing of his goods at Brewster,
Tuesday. He reports good sales.
Pharmacist Joe Arbes, who has
been assisting in Morland's drug store for short
time past, returned to his home at New Ulm,
Will Whalen, of Summit Lake
township, was in the city Tuesday to arrange for
dates and bills for his large sale which will
take place, Nov. 28th. See his adv., in another
A. Nystrom, of Rushmore, died on
Tuesday evening of consumption, aged 25 years.
The funeral was held on Wednesday. The young man
was highly esteemed by the people of his home
Claude Wood, a former Worthington
boy, but for several years past employed by the
Northwestern Telephone Co., of Sioux Falls,
changed cars here Tuesday afternoon for Windom,
where he will act as superintendent of
construction and repair for lines at that point.
W.E. Madison shipped a car of
hogs to the Sioux City market Thursday.
G.M. Walker came up from Round
Lake to spend Sunday with his family.
Mrs. Jas. Suddaby and Mrs. Abe
Hamlin went to Sioux City Monday on a shopping
C.T. Tupper and son Oriville went
out to Seward township Wednesday to clerk the
big Linen - Paterson sale.
Gus. Swanberg spent a number of
days at Redwing this week attending the annual
meeting of the State Charities and Correction
Casper Bloom of White Bear, an
uncle of W.E. and Al Bloom of this city, spent a
few days here this week visiting at the homes of
J.S. Firth of St. Paul was in the
city a few days the latter part of last week
visiting old friends. He had spent the summer in
North Dakota, but will remain in St. Paul this
Mr. and Mrs. M. Thompson of
Ransom township were in the city Monday on a
trading trip. They have been residents of Nobles
county 20 years, and have acquired a comfortable
T.A. Palmer visited Lake Park
R.B. Beeson of Breckenridge was
here last week on business.
May Boyle of Adrian registered at
the Worthington last Sunday.
H.G. Cromwell of Rushmore was a
county seat visitor Wednesday.
J.F. Cass of Summit Lake was a
business visitor in Worthington Wednesday.
Banker J.E. Salstrom of Bigelow
was in town on business Wednesday evening.
Auctioneer Brown of Adrian came
over Wednesday to cry the Leinen-Patterson sale
north of town.
The Milton and Hanson families in
Clary addition are under quarantine for scarlet
fever. The cases are of a very mild form.
Ralph Beckley, who has a position
in the meat market at Bigelow, has been home the
past two weeks on account of illness.
A.J. Kannal, the painter and
decorator, recently took his son into
partnership, and the firm name is now Kannal and
The Ladies Mite Society met on
Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Z.M. Smith.
Considerable business was transacted and work
Mmes W.M. Evans, G.W. Wilson, F.M.
Hickman and I.P. Fox spent Saturday and Sunday
at Sibley, visiting at the home of Mrs. Wilbern.
C.J. Smallwood this week received
a small automobile of the buckboard type. It is
a beauty, although it makes a noise like a
R.B. Beeson traded 240 acres of
land in section 23, Seward township, to G.W.
Patterson for northern land and a bunch of
horses. The consideration named in the deed was
Mrs. Otis Bigelow was made the
victim of a very enjoyable birthday surprise
party Tuesday afternoon by a party of twelve of
her intimate lady friends. A very pleasant
afternoon was spent.
Vic Anderson and his
father-in-law, E.L. Peterson, left on Monday for
Sycamore, Ill., to attend the funeral of a
friend. They will spend the week there visiting
Alex Wilson was in from the town
of Worthington yesterday.
C.H. Johnson of Reading was a
county seat visitor last Saturday.
Editor Chas. Hamstreet of
Rushmore was here last Friday on business.
Miss Annabelle Ruprecht of
Bigelow was a Worthington visitor Tuesday.
Mrs. Calvin Moen spent Friday and
Saturday at Sioux Falls, visiting and shopping.
Banker W.R. Mansel of Adrian, was
a business visitor in Worthington Monday.
Miss Myrtle Stowell of Sioux
Falls spent couple of days here last week
Mrs. T.C. Ely has returned from a
two week's visit with relatives at Rock Rapids,
Mrs. V.E. Butler, of Heron Lake
was the guest of her brother, G.A. Fairfield,
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Miss Maude Conrad was the guests
of Minneapolis friends Saturday and Sunday, and
witnessed the Carlisle-Minnesota foot ball game.
Rev. C.O. Swan, pastor of the
Swedish Lutheran church, spent a few days in
Murray county this week on a missionary trip. He
visited Slayton, Avoca and other points.
F.S. Burrough, a former resident
of this township, but who has of late been
residing in Mille Lac county, arrived here with
his family, Wednesday and will remain during the
winter at least.
Aug. Wilson, of Loraine, left
today for Mankato, where he will make his home.
His family has been there since Sept. 1st, his
son being a student at the state normal school.
Mr. Wilson has been a resident of Loraine
township 17 year, but sold his farm some years
ago and invested in land near Mankato.
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Palmer and two
children of Lake Park, Ia., mrMrs. John Palmer,
of Renwick, Mr. Jas. Palmer and Mrs. Chas.
Vallance, of London, were guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Palmer a number of days the
first of the week. The first two named gentlemen
are brothers of T.A., while Jas. Palmer and Mrs.
Vallance are his uncle and aunt. It is Mrs.
Vallance's first visit to America and she is
much pleased with the country.
Friday, November 30, 1906
MRS. CRANE HURT.
Broke an Arm Last Friday in a
Fall Down Stairs.
Grandma Crane, who makes her home
with her daughter, Mrs. F.A. Durfee, met with a
painful accident last Friday. She was going down
the back stairs when she slipped and fell with
the result that she sustained broken arm and
several cuts about the head.
Medical aid was summoned at once
and the fracture of the arm reduced and her
other injuries attended to. She is recovering as
rapidly as can be expected. Her many friends
will sympathize with her in her misfortune.
Mrs. Biltgen Hurt.
Mrs. J.P. Biltgen met with a
painful accident last Monday which will confine
her to the house for some time. She undertook to
leave the court house by the back door which is
located at the rear of the building under the
main stairway. The place is rather dark and she
made a mistep and fell into the basement. She
sustained a fractured arm and several bruises
besides a severe shaking up. The prospects are
that she will be confined to her home for some
F.M. HICKMAN SELL OUT.
Entire Stock Bought by H.S.
Meyers last Friday.
A business deal of considerable
proportions, that was entirely unexpected, was
consummated last Friday afternoon, when F.M.
Hickman sold his entire stock of drugs,
medicines, etc., and good will to H.S. Myers,
who took immediate possession. The negotiations
were begun Thursday evening, and in twenty four
hours the deal was closed. Mr. Hickman had been
engaged in business here about seven years, and
had enjoyed a profitable trade. He has not made
any plans as to the future, but will probably
engage in business again soon. During the
holiday rush he will assist Mr. Meyers. This
deal gives Mr. Meyers one of the largest drug
stocks in southwestern Minnesota. He also gets
the old prescriptions, and any of these will be
refilled on request by Mr. Engebretson, an
accomplished druggist, who presides over this
Mr. Meyers has by careful
attention to business built up a large trade,
which will be nearly double as the result of the
recent deal. He has an announcement in this
issue which you will find profitable to read.
Mrs. Jacob Leinen, of Elk
township was given a surprise party on Monday
evening by a large company of her neighbors, who
invaded her home armed with all kinds of good
things to eat. A very pleasant evening was spent
and before departing the guests presented Mrs.
Leinen with a handsome token of their esteem as
a reminder of the occasion.
Mrs. Leinen and family have lived
in Elk township for ten year, and are held in
high esteem by all the people of that
neighborhood. Last week Mrs. Linen disposed of
her personal property at auction, and she will
move to Fulda, where she has bought a home. She
takes with her the best wishes of a large circle
of friends in Elk township.
All parties indebted to the
undersigned are requested to call and settle. I
will be at Meyer's drug store until January 1st.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. M.G.
Hurd, on 9th street, was the scene of a pleasant
and auspicious event Thursday noon when Miss
Jeanette Stoutemeyer, a sister of Mrs. Hurd, was
married to the Rev. W.T. Shipley, pastor of the
Baptist Church at Pueblo, Col.
The mystic words which made the
pair one were pronounced by the Rev. I.A.
Darnell of the Baptist church. A company of
relatives and intimate friends witnessed the
ceremony, which was followed by a bounteous
The groom is prominent in the
Baptist church in Colorado, being secretary of
the State Baptist Association and editor of a
The bride is the daughter of the
late W.E. Stoutemeyer, who for many years was a
resident of Nobles county. The young lady grew
to womanhood here and is well and favorably
known to Worthington people. The Advance joins
the many friends of the parties in extending
Prof. C.S. Jones, formerly
principal of the Rushmore school, and Miss
Bessie R. Tripp, a prominent young lady of Round
Lake, were married at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Tripp, on
Murdered in Persia.
Report has reached Edgerton of
the murder of Rev. Fossom and his wife and child
in Persia, where Rev. Fossom was a missionary.
Rev. Fossom was at one time pastor of the
Norwegian Lutheran church at Slayton. He has
preached in other towns in southern Minnesota.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
From the Graphic:
E.A. Tripp was down from the
county seat Tuesday afternoon.
E.L. Nance, of Worthington, was
in town between trains last Thursday afternoon.
Sievert Sorem and family, of
Minneapolis, arrived here Monday afternoon to
visit at the home of Mrs. Sorem's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S.A. Comer, about a mile and a half
southwest of town.
Mrs. A.F. Diehn and daughter,
Elvera, arrived home on Tuesday from an extended
visit with relations at Walcott, Iowa. She was
accompanied by her mother, who is visiting her
Monday a German schol was begun
in Round Lake, with about ten pupils in
attendance. Mr. F. Eggert, of Topeka, Kansas,
who is a theological student, is teacher. We
understand that instruction in German will also
be given Saturdays to public school pupils who
wish to take advantage of this opportunity.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
Eshleman of Elk, was the scene of pretty wedding
on Thursday evening at 6 o'clock Nov. 22, when
their son Mark was married to Miss Della
Eikenberry. The ceremony was performed by J.
Schechter, in the presence of a large company of
relatives and friends. After the ceremony the
company did justice to a bountiful wedding
supper. The young couple are highly esteemed and
have a large circle of friends who extend
Joshua Schechter had a dozen or
more sheep badly crippled and some killed by
dogs last week.
Mr. A.F. Eshleman returned home
last Tuesday from Kansas City where he had been
nursing his son Roscoe who has been very ill for
some time but is on the road to recovery and
will return to Minn. when able to travel.
Alonza Standafer a former
resident of Nobles County arrived from Hancock
last week and is now working for R. Eikenberry.
Miss Myrtle Vail was visiting
with Mrs. W. Shanks last week.
Mrs. Albert Little was a guest of
Mrs. Wm. Kirk Saturday.
Henry Apel Jr., purchased a fine
bunch of cattle of S.M. Stewart last Saturday.
Geo Storing and John Gaiser
finished threshing last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hart, Mr. and
Mrs. Shanks Mr. and Mrs. Henry Apel and Miss
Nelle Lyon attended the social in the M.E.
church in Seward township Thursday evening, Nov.
22, and report a good time.
Erick Thoren has resigned his
position as manager of the Cedergren farm and
Alfred Jacobson will take his place.
Miss Josephine Larson spent last
week in Bigelow township visiting friends and
relatives. She was also out picking corn a half
day, which she can be proud of.
Oscar Olson was picking corn for
Mr. Hacket last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Cedergren, of Boone,
Iowa, arrived at Worthington last Tuesday to
spend a few days at their farm in Bigelow
From the Signal:
Chas Ramsey, who has been
assisting Wm. Filk in gathering his corn crop
for the past three weeks, returned to his home
in Worthington Saturday night.
Mrs. R. Bird and daughter, Mrs.
A.E. Yeske, returned from Worthington Saturday
afternoon. They had been paying a farewell visit
with Mr. and Mrs. Kieltsemeier before they
departed for their future home in Wisconsin.
They bring the report that our former neighbors,
Mr. and Mrs. August Klessig as being nicely
located at the county seat and are enjoying
Miss Kain, of Worthington is
spending the week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J.F. Flynn transacted legal
business at Adrian last Monday.
O.H. Nystrom of Bigelow township
was a pleasant caller Tuesday.
Henry Pfiel of Bigelow township
transacted business in Worthington Monday.
Chas. Fairfield is back at his
old place as night operator at the Omaha depot.
Judge G.W. Wilson spent a few
days at Windom this week attending circuit
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Salstrom of
Bigelow were guests at the Biltgen home over
C.W. Mead, the genial tonsorial
artist of Wilmont was a county seat visitor last
F.M. Hickman left for Red Wing on
Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving at his old home.
Mr. and Mrs. I.P. Fox