Real Estate Transfers.
During the past week there has been quite a bit of
activity in the local real estate market. Several good
farms have changed hands, and there seems to be an
increasing demand for Nobles county soil. Prices are
ranging upward and good farms will shortly command
first-class prices. In the city, residence properties
have changed ownership.
I.F. Kelley purchased the Hawley residence on Tenth
street; Ed Jones has bought the Helmick property and
Frank Durfey secured the Ramage residence now occupied
by A.R. Albertus.
Pioneer Pastor Visits City
Rev. J.W. Lewis spoke at the services at the Methodist
church last Sunday morning. The gentleman was one of the
pioneers in this community having been pastor of the
Methodist church here thirty-three years ago. He now
resides in California and has been visiting in Ohio.
Many of the old settlers remember him and he has been
enjoying a few days visit in this vicinity, being
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. John Vail. Mr. Lewis left
Tuesday, to attend the Minnesota annual Conference at
Miss Ida Clar, of Worthington began her duties as
teacher in Dist. 26.
C.R. Larson, of Indian Lake, visited old friends in our
midst last Sunday.
We have noticed that O.H. Nystrom has this week been out
with his stupendous old blower less threshing machine.
A daughter came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. Person
last Wednesday, and now her father is wearing the smile
that never wears off.
Nystrom Bros. attended the Blind Boone concert at
Worthington last Friday evening.
Operator Fairfield, of the Omaha, was a Brewster visitor
Miss Maude Conrad was an over Sunday guest of relatives
at Heron Lake.
P.H. Brown has been at Parker, South Dakota, during the
A.S. Frane, of Reading, was a welcome caller at our
office Saturday last.
Dr. King and wife of Fulda, were guests of Worthington
Mrs. Biltgen went to Bigelow Tuesday for a short visit
with friends and relatives.
Glenn Baker left the early part of the week for New York
state, where he will spend the winter.
Mrs. Arthur Dickens was the guest of relatives and
friends at Heron Lake several days this week.
Mrs. Frank Humiston and children, of Heron Lake, were
guests of Worthington friends several days this week.
Will Swift, formerly of this place, and Miss Mame Begen
were married last Wednesday at Estherville, Iowa.
Henry Pfeil, one of the prosperous farmers of Indian
Lake has just completed a large new barn on his farm.
Mrs. M. Levine returned Tuesday evening from a two weeks
visit with her daughter, Mrs. William Butcher, at
Watertown, South Dakota.
Charles Larson of Elk has been compelled to erect
additional room for his live stock and surplus crops and
has just completed a large barn.
J.W. McBride was at Rochester a day or two this week.
George Slade, of Adrian, was a Worthington visitor on
Mrs. John Frink visited friends at Luverne a day or two
Matt Brayton, of Round Lake, was a welcome caller at the
Advance office Saturday.
Harry B. Lewis has been on the sick list this week,
suffering from a severe attack of the grip.
J.D. Humiston departed the first of the week for an
extended visit to Oregon and Northern California points.
Mrs. I.T. Branigan and daughter Inez, of Edna, Iowa,
were visiting her daughter, Mrs. E.K. Smith, Monday and
F.H. Lyon this week sold a car of bucks from his famous
herd of registered Shropshire sheep to Blanchar Bros.,
Christian Peterson departed on Saturday last for Tilden,
Nebraska, where he will visit for some time with his
grandparents and other relatives.
Mark Sharp, of Sunnyside, Wash. is here on a visit with
relatives and attending to business matters. He is very
much pleased with his new home in the far west.
There will be a meeting of the young ladies of the
parish of St. John the Evangelist at the residence of
Mrs. Stanton next Monday evening at half past seven.
Miss Myrtle Robinson who has been assisting at the
Advance office for some time past left on Monday morning
for Luverne where she has a position in one of the
Rev. G.A. Cahoon, of this city, was elected to the
responsible position of secretary of the Minnesota
Methodist conference now in session at St. Paul, a
position he is well qualified to fill.
John Koferd will have an auction sale on the John
Dohlheim farm 6 miles northwest of Worthington, on
Thursday October 18th, at which time he will dispose of
all his live stock, hay, grain and farming utensils.
The district mission conference of the Swedish Lutheran
church was held in this city Monday and Tuesday. Several
clergymen from out of town were present, among them the
following: Rev. Anderson, Rev. Eckman, Sr., Rev. Eckman,
jr. Rev. Kraft and Rev. G.A. Krans, president of the
Minnesota Conference. During the meeting Rev. C.O. Swan,
pastor of the local Swedish church was duly installed in
Changes in Publishing Firms
Harvey G. Beckley has sold his interest in the
Worthington Herald to his partner, N. Weinandt and will
leave shortly for Minneapolis, where he has a good
position in view. Mr. Weinandt is again in full control
of The Herald, and will continue to give the people of
Worthington a first class paper.
The Globe has been sold to Editor Birkheimer of Wilmont,
who takes possession today.
Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Fairfield were given a very successful
surprise party on Wednesday evening by a large party of
their Worthington friends. The event was intended to
commemorate the silver anniversary of their wedding day,
Oct. 8th. The evening was delightfully spent in social
intercourse and games, after which refreshments were
served. Mr. and Mrs. Fairfield were presented with a set
of sterling silver tea spoons, as a reminder of the
occasion, and after wishing them many happy returns of
the day, the guests departed. Altho the party was a
complete surprise Mr. and Mrs. Fairfield proved equal to
the occasion and entertained their friends royally.
Mrs. G.W. Babcock, who has spent the summer with her
daughter, Mrs. Thos. Dovery, was given a very delightful
surprise party Thursday evening, on the eve of her
departure for her home at Barron, Wis. A large number
were present and a very enjoyable evening was spent.
Refreshments were served. Mrs. Babcock and two daughters
will leave in a day or two for their Wisconsin home.
From the Enterprise:
A deal was completed this week whereby W.C. Thom
purchased an interest in the Innes Lumber Co. Will Innes
retiring. The deal includes the yard at Magnolia and
J.C. Thom, of Olney township, has been appointed by
Governor Johnson as a delegate from Nobles county to the
National Farmers Congress, which meets at Rock Island,
Ill., Oct. 9th to 13th. Mr. Thom is one of the
representative farmers of Nobles county and would make a
good representative in that meeting. He has not fully
decided whether he will attend or not, but it is
probable that he will.
Mrs. H.C. Constable and Ernest and Miss Alida Bedford
left on Wednesday for Indiana for a couple of months'
visit, the former with her mother at Ketland, and the
latter with her sister at Goodland, Mrs. Constable's
health has not been very good for some time and it is
hoped that the change will do her good.
From the Tribune:
Emil Peterson is laid up with a broken leg at his home
one mile southwest of town, as the result of a runaway
on the street in this village last Saturday afternoon.
James Mackay, the Worthington tombstone man was here
Wednesday and set up a beautiful monument at the Hersey
cemetery for the Sam Tow family.
Charlie Fairfield, night operator at the Omaha depot in
Worthington, was here Monday on business, and also
called on friends. Mr. Fairfield was formerly a printer
and newspaper man, but in some unaccountable manner he
was led astray and finally landed in the railway
On Tuesday of this week occurred the marriage of Edward
H. Schraan to Miss Lillian Elizabeth Neihaus, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Niehaus of Waconia, the ceremony
taking place in St. Paul.
E.A. Eklund, of Lake Park, was visiting friends here
Sunday, returning Monday.
Mr. A.G. Andersen is erecting large handsome dwelling
house on his farm.
Mr. Amon Amondson and Louis Larson are here from
Allamakee Co. Iowa, for a few days visit with relatives
Langseth Bros. have been buying steers to feed this
W.G. Meyers made a business trip to the twin cities this
B.S. Sorensen, of Round Lake, was a guest at the
G.W. Patterson made a business trip to Minneapolis the
latter part of last week.
C.J. Anderson, a prominent farmer living near Round
Lake, was a pleasant caller last Saturday.
Theo. Bahls, of Round Lake, passed through town last
Friday, on his way home from the twin cities.
U.G. Cmmings [Cummings/Commings?]
a prominent business man of Wilmont was at the county
seat on business Monday.
T.O. Wilburn came up from Sibley, last Saturday and
bought a fine driving horse from Senator Dan Shell.
John Flynn spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
campaigning in the northwestern part of the county.
Mr. [Mrs.?] A.H. Petrie, who has spent the summer with
her daughter, Mrs. S.S. Smith, returned to her home at
Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Dorgan, of the Worthington, left last
Friday for Minneapolis, where they spent several day son
business and visiting friends.
H. Ream, of South Omaha, is here with a car load of
western horses, which he is disposing of. He had an
auction sale last Saturday and will have another this
J.A. Walstrom, manager of the Fairmont Creamery, came up
last Saturday to look after his business at his cream
station here. He found the business satisfactory, as
J.D. Matteson has packed his household goods and will
ship them to Minneapolis, where he will take up his
residence with his family. The Matteson's have been
residents of Worthington for many years and have a host
of friends who regret their departure from this city.
Sam Dawson, of Minneapolis, well known to many Nobles
county people, last week accompanied Harvey Rew on a
trip through the southwestern part of the county. Mr.
Dawson expressed himself as greatly surprised at the
fine country in that section of the county.
Frank Eggleston of Reading was in Tuesday on a trading
Mrs. Willis Maxwell has taken the night shift in the
Rev. E.W. Lanham spent a few days the first of the week
Druggist W.H. Johnson came down from Wilmar this week
visit his family.
Miss Daisy Vail spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of
Chas. A. Erickson.
Mr. and Mrs. Winterfield of Harris, Ia., did shopping in
Worthington last Saturday.
T.H. Hugeboom and wife of Round Lake, were in the city
Tuesday on a shopping trip.
Chaney & Mackay last week put up ten tombstones in
different parts of the county, many of them quite
John Cashel has spent the past week at points in
Wisconsin, Minnesota North Dakota and Manitoba on a
combined business and pleasure trip.
Prof. L.A. Gregory, leader of the Adrian's splendid
cornet band, a good all around musician and piano tuner,
was in the city Tuesday looking up work in the latter
Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Tolversen, of Fulda, passed through
town Wednesday on their way home from Iowa, where they
had been to attend the wedding of Mrs. Tolversen's
Miss Grace Wood has resigned her position in the
telephone central, and left the forepart of the week for
Minneapolis, where she will spend ten days visiting
friends and doing shopping.
E.C. Kies is here from Old Mexico on a visit to his
brother Rev. J.S. Kies, and will spend several weeks
here for the benefit of his health. Mr. Kies has spent
five years in Mexico, and has many interesting stories
to relate of the land of Montezuma.
The following young ladies of Fulda accompanied their
foot ball team to Worthington last Saturday, and rooted
loyally for their side: Misses Mae Atwood, Elsie Booth,
Mamie Plut, Nettie Trumble, Mable Price, Vera Bathen.
T.K. Olson, a prominent farmer of Hersey, made this
office a pleasant call on Monday.
George Hoffmeister, a prominent farmer of Lorain
township, was in the city yesterday on business.
Attorney G.W. Murphy and R. Miller, of Wheaton, Minn.,
were in the city last Friday transacted business in the
Mrs. Ann Patterson of Burlington, Wis. is here on a
visit to her daughters, Mrs. E V Voak, Mrs. S M Stewart
and Mrs. G W Roth, and her son G W Patterson.
Roadmaster Walter Dunbar and D.H. Campbell, of the
engineer's department of the Omaha, went out duck
hunting, Monday morning. They report splendid luck.
Register of Deeds Hawley has sold off his household
goods, and he and Mrs. Hawley will board until Jan. 1st,
when he will look up a new location.
Merrill the two year old son of Rev. and Mrs. J.V.
Roberts, formerly of Worthington, now of Appleton, Wis.,
is very low with complication of diseases, at the home
of Mrs. Roberts' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pratt, in Albert
Lea, Minn. At last report he was not improving any.
Mill of Justice Grinding Away on Big Calendar. Long
Grand Jury Reported Six Indictments up to Thursday
Only Two Cases Tried this Week.
Many Settled or Continued.
The October term of the district court convened last
Monday morning at 10 o'clock with Judge Brown on the
bench, and the other court officers in their respective
The following is a list of the grand and petit jurors in
J.L. Flint... Round Lake
W.R. Abbott... Indian Lake Township.
J.M. Paine... Hersey Township.
W. Dierks... Graham Lakes Township.
Joseph Foehr... Graham Lakes Township.
A.W. Bus... Bloom Township.
Herman Mohr... Bloom Township.
Robert Black... Dewald Township.
John Good... Summit Lake Township.
A.M. Becker... Adrian Village
L.W. Reig... Adrian Village
John McCord... Adrian Village
Mike Vieder... Larkin Township.
L.T. Engen... Lismore Township.
L.W. Johnson... Leota Township.
John F. O'Connor... Leota Township.
E.W. Cutler... Worthington Village
Fred Howard... Worthington Village
Ned Jones... Worthington Village
Arnold Tchirgi... Grand Prairie Township.
A. Schultz... Little Rock Township.
Robert Shore... Ransom Township.
J.N. Horton... Round Lake Village
John Capa... Graham Lakes Township
E. Latourell... Wilmont Village
William Wolf... Wilmont Township
Charles Hildreth... Bloom Township
John Dahlberg... Rushmore Village
Frank Baker... Summit Lake Township
F.A. Durfee... Summit Lake Township
C.F. Modisett... Bigelow Village
Fred Bird... Bigelow Township
Andrew Hanson... Little Rock Township
John Crowley... Ellsworth Village
Peter Lenz Jr... Adrian Village
J.H. Brabender... Adrian Village
J.E. Faragher... Adrian Village
James F. Britt... Leota Township
H. Magee... Lismore Township
John Apel... Elk Township
Frank Thom... Olney Township
Emil Graff... Worthington Township
Frank Dean... Worthington Village
Wilson Ager... Worthington Village
C.M. Harding... Worthington Village
Ernest Sterling... Worthington Village
The printed calendar contained 40 cases and the grand
jury has returned six indictments, as follows:
Against George Gimberline, for assault in the second
degree, the victim being Miss Ager; against Thomas
Foley, for assault in the second degree; against Barney
Jaggers, for assault in the second degree; against Joe
Stearns, for incest; against Frank Timmons and Charles
Blumeneau, of Adrian, for assault in the second degree.
The only case tried, up to the time of going to press is
that of E.J. Wolven vs Peter Ryan, to recover rent to
the amount of $200. Mr. Ryan claimed he had a receipt
for the amount and Mr. Wolven claimed the money had not
been paid over, the defendant having taken the receipt
and refusing to pay. The jury found for the plaintiff in
the sum of $3.93.
The case that is on trial as we go to press is that of
William Popkin vs Rev. William Wilk, for slander. This
is probably the most important civil case on the
calendar and is attracting considerable attention. There
are over 40 witnesses to be examined and the case is
expected to occupy the rest of the week. The defendant
is the pastor of the German Lutheran Church in Seward
township and the case is the result of a church row, the
plaintiff having been expelled from the congregation.
The grand jury is still out and it is possible more
indictments will be returned.
Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Johnson, of Reading, spent Sunday with
relatives in Org.
Several of the young people in this vicinity attended
the lecture in Worthington Monday. Among those who went
were Lynn King, J.E. Jones, M.A. Bjornstad and Miss Reca
H.S. Glick's baby has been quite ill the past week
but is somewhat improved at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Glick, of Bigelow, were up to
visit their son and daughter-in-law last week.
Miss Mable King returned from Reading Sunday, after
a few days visit with her sister, Mrs. O.F. Johnson.
Mable King expects to go to Minneapolis for a short
visit the first of the month.
From the Enterprise:
George Innes returned the first of the week from a
trip to Canada in the interests of his land
business. While there he closed a land deal for
another large tract of land comprising nearly two
E.G. Edwards left on Tuesday night for Calgary,
Canada, with a party of land seekers to look over
the country. In the party were J.K. Jensen and Mike
Thompson. If they like the country they will no
doubt invest in some land.
From the Tribune:
One of the saddest accident that has ever occurred
in Wilmont happened at the home of Adam Balk last
Wednesday, when their little son, Willie swallowed a
piece of broken glass which resulted in his death at
7:30 Saturday morning after passing through a night
of intense sufferings.
Heny [Henry?] Anderson,
living six miles northeast of town, reports a big
baby boy, a recent arrival at his home.
Henry Butchaw had the misfortune to break through a
small bridge the other day with his steam thresher.
No great damage was done, however, and he got out
alright and is at work again. The serious accident
near Ellsworth will be a warning to threshermen to
be careful when crossing bridges.
Born - To Mr. and Mrs. Neils Sorensone, on Saturday
the 13th, a boy. Mr. Sorenson is always good
natured, but at present he wears a broader smile
Miss Bessie Hubbard, who has been visiting here for
several weeks will return home in a few days. For
months to come she will pass many happy hours
thinking of the pleasant days she spent with her
good friends in Minnesota.
James F. Cotter, on section 11, has bills out
announcing the sale of his personal property. John
Haken has rented the place for next year and will
take possession in the spring. Aug. Klessig too will
have a sale at about the same time, having rented
his farm to his son. In these United States no
special sadness seems to attach to the old
homesteads as in many of the older countries. We are
a restless people, always on the move.
The Sorem Bros., of Bigelow, we learn, have sold
their property in Bigelow, both the store building
and also their stock of goods. In the trade they get
a half section of land near Windom. The Sorems lived
in Ransom township before going to Bigelow, and they
have many warm friends here who will always feel an
interest in whatever is of interest to them.
Mrs. Will Scott is on the sick list at present.
Births, deaths and marriages are always items of
interest to some people, at least. Last week our
young friend Remmer Siesema, joined his fortunes
with those of a young lady of Westbrook, Cottonwood
county. The young lady's name we did not learn, but
I doubt not she is worthy of the man who won her.
Remmer called on us only a few days before, but the
sly dog said not a word of what was uppermost in his
mind. Well, he has our best wishes all the same; we
hope that his fondest dreams may be realized. Robert
From the Tribune:
F.D. Wells has sold his 7 horse power gasoline
engine which he has used in his mill for several
months and will do no more grinding for the present,
but later will probably put in a larger engine. The
purchaser of the engine first referred is John P.
Hein, who will install it in his blacksmith shop as
soon as possible.
Claud Hornbeck and family of Streater
arrived here last Saturday and will live on the east
half of section 11, Lorain township. Roy Forney a
nephew of E.H. Russell, brings his family from the
vicinity of Streator in February, and will occupy
S.O. Tow's place on section 12. Our Streator colony
is growing steadily, but the people from that
locality are good farmers and good citizens, and we
can find room for many more of them.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pinz arrived home Monday night
from St. Paul, where Mrs. Pinz recently endured a
surgical operation for serious internal troubles.
Mrs. Pinz is recovering slow, but will not be able
to do any work for several months.
From the Signal: Geo. Stokes of Swea City, Iowa,
arrived in town Tuesday morning with a helper and
commenced to tear down the livery barn with the
intention of shipping the lumber to his farm in Iowa
to be used in the erection of new barns. The barn
has not been occupied but very little of the time
since George became the owner and he thought that he
could use it to better advantage.
What came near being a very serious affair occurred
at the home of F.T. Graves Tuesday night. While the
family were all around the hanging lamp reading,
some one thought to pull the lamp down a little and
the hook came out of the ceiling and the lamp came
down with a crash and broke all to pieces on the
center table under it the oil at once caught fire
and soon the table and all on it was in a fierce
blaze as well as a large Morris chair which was
near. Some water was thrown on but it did no good.
Then quilts from the bed were thought of and the
fire was smothered enough to carry the table out
doors and the chair as well. No great harm was done
and no one hurt except a few bruises and burns.
Arthur was afire on his shoulder but Will Morgan
threw water on him. All were frightened but were
glad it was no worse.
Mrs. Thomte of Worthington came down on Wednesday
afternoon and attended the meeting of the Ladies Aid
society at the home of Mrs. Bird that afternoon.
Mrs. Thomte will be remembered here as Miss Bryan,
the principal of our schools for the past two
winters. This is the first time she has visited
among us since the close of her school last June.
Mrs. Thomte will always receive a cordial welcome to
Pete Heuermann completed a cement cistern for T.D.
Palmer the past week and Mr. Palmer says it is a
very creditable piece of work.
Geo. Shaw was over from Bigelow several days the
forepart of the week negotiating for the purchase of
a new power mixer with which to build sidewalks.
Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Young, of Reading, were in the
city Friday on a trading trip. Mr. Young says that
next week he will ship two cars of sheep to the
Chicago market. His flock has done well during the
past year and he is well pleased with the result.
Mrs. J.S. Frink returned on Monday from a visit at
Rev. J.J. Filburn, of Elk, was in town Tuesday doing
Landlord Esser of Ellsworth, is again a boarder with
H.S. Myers spent a few days the first of the week in
the twin cities.
J.R. Selby, of Hersey, was a business visitor in
Attorney Flynn made a trip to Ellsworth Wednesday,
on legal business.
A.L. Wells, of Brewster, was a business visitor in
James Mackay is serving as one of the bailiffs at
this term of the district court.
Dr. M. Sullivan, A.J. Rice and A.M. Becker, of
Adrian, were visitors here Monday.
Editor Clower, of Bigelow, came up Monday to hear
Vice President Fairbanks speak.
Mrs. H. Bassett and Mrs. Dr. Carroll, of Rushmore,
were in the city last Friday on a shopping trip.
W.E. Bloom spent last week in Ewington township,
Jackson county, doing a job of house moving.
J.P. Filbrick, of Luverne, and J.H. West, of Wayne,
Neb., are new employees at the electric light plant.
Em. Klothc [Klothe?], who had been in the employ of Chaney and
Mackay for some months has moved onto the Day farm
now owned by Pete Thompson.
W.F. Buggy, of Wells, has been assisting in R.L.
Morland's drug store during the absence of Mr.
Morland, who is attending a meeting of the state
board of pharmacy at Minneapolis.
F.D. Lindquist, chairman of the Republican County
Committee, accompanied Vice President Fairbanks on
his trip through Nobles county, and stopped off here
to look after business matters.
S. Solomonson was in from Indian Lake on Tuesday.
W.F. Drews, of Heron Lake, was a Worthington visitor
H. Veeder came down from Lorain to see and hear Vice
A.R. Albertus and Gus Swanberg made a business trip
to Jackson on Wednesday.
The Indian Lake band has received its new
instruments and is practicing regularly.
John I. Diehl, a prominent Reading merchant, was in
town Monday on business.
H.S. Hobson has spent most of the week in the
country, negotiating real estate deals.
Mrs. G. Schmidt, of Philadelphia, is visiting at the
home of her nephew, Rev. G.G. Schmidt.
Mrs. C.P. Dolan entertained the Euchre Club last
Monday afternoon and a pleasant time is reported.
Clifton Christianson left several days ago for
Tilden, Neb., to visit his grandparents and other
H.S. Hobson recently negotiated the trading of the
Sanosheck house on 9th street, to Iowa parties for
South Dakota land.
J.H. James, of Minneapolis, has bought the Baxter
property on 3rd avenue, and will move back to
Worthington in a short time.
H.R. Wilburn and I.P. Fox spent a number of days
this week in Lincoln county, looking after the
threshing and marketing of the crop of a large tract
of land they own there.
Ben Johnson, of Indian Lake, was a caller on Monday.
He reports that his sale last week was very
successful, the stock and machinery bringing good
Mr. and Mrs. I.B. Newkirk, who have spent the past
two months here on a visit with their daughters,
Mrs. C.M. Harding and Mrs. Harry B. Lewis, leave
tomorrow for their home at Corona, California.
Jas. Mackay has taken out an auctioneer's license,
and is now prepared to cry sales in all parts of the
county at any time. Mr. Mackay is an accomplished
vocalist and can sing a song that will fetch a good
price in any kind of weather or in any kind of
crowd. Give him a trial.
Mrs. Damon is again having quite a siege of illness.
Miss Hannah Anderson leaves for Seattle, Wash., next
W.N. Shanks, of Elk, was in the city yesterday and
made this office a pleasant call.
Ole Ellingson, was up from Indian Lake Monday and
stopped to hear Vice President Fairbank's speech.
G.W. Smith, of Summit Lake, was in the city Monday
on business. He made the Advance a pleasant call.
Supt. of Schools H.S. Kirk, of Heron Lake,
accompanied by Mrs. Kirk, escorted the basket ball
party from that city to Worthington last Saturday.
The ladies of the Congregational Church will hold
their monthly tea at the home of Mrs. Ned Jones,
Thursday, Oct 25th, from 3 to 6 in the afternoon.
All are cordially invited.
Robt. Hogan, who played with the High School foot
ball team at Luverne last Saturday, was quite
severely injured during the game, but fully
recovered in couple of days. He was rendered
unconscious for three hours.
Little Merril Roberts, whose serious illness was
noted in last week's paper, died on Sunday at Albert
Lea, of typhoid fever, aged 2 years and 5 months.
The remains were taken to the home of his parents at
Appleton, Wis., for interment.
W.J. Kunz, proprietor of the Worthington Bottling
Works, had his right forearm badly lacerated one day
this week by the explosion of a bottle he was
filling. A piece of the glass cut a gash several
inches in length along the wrist.
A.T. McGinnis, of Lockport, Ill., was arrested here
Tuesday evening for stealing an overcoat out of
Frank Becker's buggy. He also hid Nic Reisdorfer's
overcoat back of Mauch's saloon and put Barney
Esser's top coat out of sight. McGinnis was given a
hearing before Justice Kilpatrick Wednesday and
sentenced to 90 days in the county jail. -Adrian
Ellsworth News: While Leonard Shaw was moving his
threshing outfit over the small bridge on the road
near Tom Lenz's place, last Friday afternoon, the
structure gave away just as the front wheels of the
engine reached the opposite side, allowing the end
of the engine and the coal tender to come together
in an almost fatal embrace for the men. They were
Engineer James Cox and Mr. Shaw, and both were
caught and most painfully crushed.
Five Couples This Week Join The Ranks of
W.G. Ramage Married at Carlton. The Other
Weddings Take Place Here.
W.G. Ramage left last Saturday for Carlton,
Minnesota, where on Tuesday last he was united in
bonds of holy matrimony to Miss Jesse Coxe, a former
teacher in the Worthington Schools. The ceremony
took place at the home of the bride's father, in the
presence of a company of relatives and intimate
friends, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. .S. Ramage, of
Mr. and Mrs. Ramage will return to Worthington after
a short wedding trip, and will make their home in
Fauskee residence at present occupied by W.I.
Mr. Ramage is the proprietor of the Worthington
Transfere Line and is one of the city's most popular
and enterprising business men. During his residence
in Worthington he has gained the confidence and
esteem of everybody. His genial disposition and
gentlemanly bearing secures the friendship of all
with whom he comes in contact.
The bride was at one time a teacher in the
Worthington schools, and is well known to many of
our people who hold her in high esteem.
The Advance joins the many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Ramage in extending congratulations and the best
wishes for a long and happy wedded life.
On Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock occurred the
marriage of Miss Grace Wood of this city to Mr. John
H. Sprague, of Fairmont, Minn. The ceremony occurred
at the home of the brides parents Mr. and Mrs. E.F.
Wood and was performed by Rev. G.A. Cahoon in the
presence of a large company. Miss Armond attended
the bride and Claude Wood was best man. After
congratulations the party sat down to a dainty
wedding breakfast. The bridal couple took the
morning train on the Omaha for a short wedding rip
and were given a very enthusiastic send off at the
The groom, Mr. Sprague, is connected with one of the
banks at Fairmont and is a promising young man held
in high esteem in his home city. The bride is one of
Worthington's best known and popular young ladies.
For some month's she was employed at the telephone
office where her work gave eminent satisfaction and
gained her a host of friends. The Advance joins in
A very pretty home wedding was celebrated at the
residence of Mrs. Nellie Mott Wednesday evening Oct.
24, 1906 at 8 o'clock p.m.
At that time Mrs. Mott's youngest daughter, Dot E.
Mott, was united in marriage with Mr. Earl R. Coss
of Luverne. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G.A.
Cahoon in the presence of a large company of invited
A most dainty repast was enjoyed by all present.
Many useful and beautiful gifts were received by the
happy pair. Mr. and Mrs. Coss will reside in Luverne
where the groom has grown to manhood.
The bride is one of our well known and choice young
ladies who has grown to womanhood among us and has a
host of friends. She has been one of the successful
school teachers of the county.
The Advance joins with many friends in extending
congratulations and best wishes.
Miss H. Post and Mr. Nathan Davis were quietly
married Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of
the bride's foster mother, Rev. Edwin W. Lanham
Mr. August Habeck and Miss Hannah Bunning, of Round
Lake, were married at the court house on Wednesday
by Court Commissioner Stevens.
Term Dragging on Slowly. Rev. Wilk Wins Slander
Suit. New Indictments.
Grand Jury Resumed its Work on Wednesday After
Two Days Recess.
Synopsis of Calendar. Many Cases Settled,
Dismissed or Continued.
The fall term of court continues to drag slowly on.
Up to the time of going to press this week only nine
jury cases have been disposed of.
The following is a synopsis of the calendar, with
notation as to the disposition made of each case
that has been called.
Henry Agne visitor Douglas Elevator Co., dismissed.
Ben Voss vs Sievert Poppen, continued.
Edwin J. Wolven vs Peter Ryan, to recover $200 for
rent of land; verdict for plaintiff for $3.93.
Industrial Chemical Co., vs Consumers Brewing Co.,
to recover on contract; continued.
Mike Hendel vs Louis M. Mulhall, settled.
Stella M. Lincoln vs Fred S. Lewis, to recover rent,
verdict for plaintiff directed.
C. Hopwood vs W.C. Waytt
[Wyatt?], for trial.
Hans Smith vs Albert Dougherty, for trial.
E.B. Paul vs W.R. Lylse, to recover house rent;
judgment for defendant.
Aug. Eichmeier vs K. Huisman, for trial.
Bently and Olmsted Co vs Keedick and Zager suit on
Daniel E. Harvy vs Nettie M. Harvey, divorce; for
Belle M. Matteson vs H.V. Millar, to recover on
contract; for trial.
A.P. Darling vs Western Land and Securities Co.,
judgment for plaintiff. No defense.
Stella M. Lincoln, replevin appeal justice court,
judgment for plaintiff.
Victor Anderson vs Hubbard and Palmer Co, dismissed.
Rock Island Plow Co., vs A.S. Meacham, to recover on
a consignment; for trial by court.
Rock Island Plow Co., vs M.S. Smith, to recover on
consignment; trial by the court. Judgment for
plaintiff for $21.15.
P.T. Geyerman vs D.R. Harvey, to recover
professional services; for trial.
R.W. Ady vs E.H. Burnfield, to recover on account;
for trial by court.
P. Geyerman vs Ida G Watson, to recover on
promissory note; for trial.
Joseph Hinrichs vs Charles Rowley, continued.
Susan E Brooks vs Fred Mohl, et ux; for trial.
James Burke vs Thomas J. Fagen, to recover on
Minnie Netter vs H.S. Jones, slander; dismissed
without cost to either party.
State of Minnesota vs Armond Joche, bastardy,
Sadie Wagner vs Charles Wagner, divorce; for trial.
Wm. Popkin vs Rev. Wm. Wilk to recover damages for
slander, judgment for the defendant. This case was
concluded last Friday.
State vs David Tripp, for trial.
Mary E. Sowles vs John Sowles, divorce; for trial.
State vs E. Henderson, tax citation; for trial.
State vs Peter Pien, tax citation; for trial.
State vs N.W. Thresher Co., tax citation; for trial.
Geo. J. Nietzel vs W.C. Garnt setting aside
conveyance; for trial.
LaCrosse Boot and Shoe Co. vs W.C. Grant, for trial.
Charles Liden vs Eva Charlotte Liden, divorce; for
Christina Salinen vs Grand Lodge of Ancient Order of
United Workmen, to establish proof of death of
husband, and recover the amount of insurance held in
the order; for trial.
Rebecca A. Post vs Village of Worthington, personal
injury suit; for trial.
M.J. Barber vs Thomas Palmer, to recover on account,
appealed from justice court; for trial.
State vs Chas. Merkle, murder, continued.
State vs Peter Ryan, motion to continue argued.
State vs Geo. Gimberline, assault in the second
degree, for trial. Flynn and Cashel for the defense.
State vs Thomas Foley, assault in the second degree.
Ed Wilson appointed to defend. Now on trial.
State vs Burney Jaggars, assault in the second
degree, for trial. J.J. Parsons defending.
State vs Joe Stearns, incest; for trial. J.J.
State vs Frank Timmons and Chas Blumeneaux, assault
in the second degree, for trial. These are the two
young men who assaulted and nearly killed a West
Side farmer last summer.
The Grand Jury resumed its sittings on Wednesday.
They have returned several indictments, one of which
is against Hazel Pearman for horse stealing.
A union platform meeting was held last Sunday
evening at the Presbyterian Church. The speakers
were Mr. W.H. Gold, of Redwood Falls, Dr. G.O. Moore,
Mr. E.F. Buchan and Rev. Schmidt, of this city. Mr.
Gold was president of the Evangelical Association at
Redwood Falls during the Mr. Sundays meetings there,
and he spoke of the good work done by the noted
From the Democrat:
Peter Weist suffered a severe injury to his left leg
last Friday at Valentine Lenz's place, southwest of
town. He was struck by a heavy chain connecting the
engine and separator of a threshing outfit, and
thrown for eight or ten feet.
Ferdinand Seitz, father of Mr. John Seitz and Mrs.
Ferdinand Lenz, of Adrian, died Tuesday, Oct. 9th,
after an illness of about six months at Somers,
Wis., aged 76 years and one day.
The Worthington Globe has changed hands once more.
J.L. Berkheimer, senior editor of the Wilmont
Tribune, is the new proprietor. If he can make a
success of the Globe, he is the greatest financial
genius that has ever emerged from the tall grass on
James P. Cox, who was hurt in the wreck resulting
from a traction engine breaking through a bridge
near Ellsworth two weeks ago, is now rapidly
recovering from his injuries, but the best medical
and surgical skill could not save the leg that was
so badly scalded in the accident. Up to last
Thursday morning the surgeons had some hopes of
saving the injured leg, but that evening they
decided that amputation was necessary to prevent
blood poisoning, and the leg was taken off about six
inches above the knee. The patient withstood the
operation remarkably well and will soon be able to
leave the hospital.
Mrs. T.C. Ely, of Elm, Iowa, arrived here on Friday
morning of last week, and will spend the winter with
her daughter, Mr. G.A. Fairfield.
Dr. F.E. Judd of Windom has consented to attend sick
calls for Dr. Gould while the latter is away on his
camping trip. Dr. Judd will been in Worthington
Tuesday and Friday of each week beginning Oct. 26th.
Urgent calls on other days of week can be left at
Dr. Gould's office and will be forwarded to Windom.
Mr. Richter, who has been foreman of a gang of men
for Conley & Co., of Sioux Falls, who had been
working here for some time, had a grip stolen from
the Omaha depot on Wednesday evening as he was about
to leave for Sioux Falls. The grip contained
considerable valuable clothing and his time check.
C. Lindstrom, of Bigelow township, did trading in
Theo. Olson of Malcolm, Iowa, was in the city on
business last week.
R.J. Jones, the popular Reading hardware merchant,
was in the city on business Tuesday.
Loren Clark spent Sunday and Monday at Mankato. We
learn Loren's visits there will soon end.
J.J. Kimmel of Elk, left last Friday for Sheldon,
Iowa, where he will work for some weeks.
J.M. Kimmel, of Elk township, was in the city on
business last Monday. The Advance acknowledges a
Wm. Malcolm, the well known farmer and hog breeder
of Bigelow township, was in the city on business
Miss Grace Wood was given a "Kitchen Shower" last
Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Dr. Dodge. A
pleasant time was had.
Mrs. Wm. McLain, Mrs. Maurice Maxwell and Miss
Hannah Anderson left on Tuesday for Washington, the
first two going to Ballard and the latter to
Mrs. E.W. Cutler will leave today for Rockford,
Ill., where she will spend most of the winter with
relatives. Mr. Cutler will leave later for an
extended sojourn in Montana.
Dr. J.N. Gould left the first of the week for the
northern part of the state where he will spend
several weeks on a deer hunt. He was joined enroute
by his father, J.W. Gould, of Fairmont.
Mrs. E.K. Smith visited friends at Adrian on Monday.
Mrs. S.A. Harding left on Tuesday evening for
Cordova, Minn., to visit her mother.
Born - On Tuesday, Oct, 23, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Brubaker, of Elk, a daughter.
Alvin Howard smashed a thumb on Wednesday afternoon
while he was at work lathing.
Mrs. Roy C. Wood of Heron Lake was the guest of Mrs.
A.C. Dickens several days the past week.
Dr. Humiston last Friday moved into his handsome new
residence on 6th avenue and 10th street.
Banker J.R. Jones of Adrian spent Monday and Tuesday
here visiting his son, E.J. and family.
Attorney E.A. Canfield of Luverne was over a couple
of days the first of the week attending court.
Mrs. F. Hollenfeltz and Mrs. Domm, of St. Paul, who
had been visiting Mrs. J.P. Biltgen, left for home
Mrs. Edward Dolan last week moved into the Dr. Ray
Humiston house just vacated by the doctor and
Wm. Oxford, of Seward township, transacted business
in Worthington last Saturday. This office was
favored with a pleasant call.
Mrs. J.W. McBride returned the first of the week
from Rochester where she went for a surgical
operation. She is still quite weak, but her complete
recovery is only a matter of a short time.
The Birthday Club was entertained on Tuesday
afternoon by Mrs. J.S. Kies, when a very enjoyable
time was had. Mrs. Kies was presented with a
handsome rocker as a reminder of her birthday. On
next Wednesday evening the club will give a
Hallowe'en party at the home of Mrs. S. Frink, when
the husbands of the members will be present.
F.M. Grunger of Adrian was here Tuesday.
G.W. Patterson left Tuesday on a business trip to
the twin cities.
Fred Schinkle of Reading was a business visitor in
Miss Pauline Ruprecht of Bigelow was in the city on
a shopping trip Wednesday.
Claude Wood of Sioux Falls, came home to attend the
wedding of his sister, Grace Wood.
Born - On Saturday Oct. 20, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Bulick of Reading, a daughter.
Mrs. Frank Hinchon, of St. James, was the guest of
Worthington relatives and friends this week.
Attorney John Cashell went to Grant county on
Tuesday to try a case in the district court there.
Attorney Royal Stone, of the Attorney General's
office at St. Paul was here Wednesday on official
J.C. Williamson, of Loraine, made a business trip to
Iowa this week, attending several registered stock
Mrs. F.T. Brinsmard, of Des Moines, Ia., is here on
a week's visit to her sister, Mrs. W.M. Evans.
V.E. Butler, of Heron Lake, was Worthington visitor
Tuesday. He was looking after the interests of the
Benson Grain Co.
The mail carrier on route 1 informs us that a few
days ago, when he came to D.M. Holland's box, he was
agreeably surprised to find a generous chunk of
fresh pork, which made his heart glad. The good
people have his sincere thanks. Mrs. Steineman, Mrs.
Kunz Mrs. Litle, Master Archie, and Sadie Darling,
and others, also have his thanks for the tokens of
kindness show him since he has been serving Route 1.