Friday, February 1, 1907
AGED PIONEER DEAD [Note: there is an updated obituary,
Mrs. Peter Geyerman of Brewster
Summoned to Rest Last Monday.
Mrs. Peter Geyerman, one of Nobles
county's earliest settlers, died at
her home at Brewster Monday, after a
short illness with dropsy. The
funeral was held on Thursday
afternoon from the Catholic church
at Brewster, Father Sherman of this
city conducting the obsequies. The
funeral was largely attended,
hundreds being unable to gain
admittance to the church.
The deceased was the wife of Peter
Geyerman, the pioneer merchant of
Brewster. She was a lady of kindly
disposition and lead a quiet
Christian life, being a faithful
helpmate and loving mother. She
leaves beside an aged husband, three
sons and one daughter. The oldest
son Rudolph is at the head of the
big department store of P. Geyerman
& Son, at Brewster, the second son
is Dr. P.F. Geyerman, a leading
physician of this city, the
youngest, Ed. is also connected with
the store at Brewster. The daughter
is Mrs. Otto Berreau, the wife of a
prominent business man at Currie.
Clinton, 11 years old son of Frank
Lyons, residing just north of the
city, met with a serious accident
Sunday afternoon, which narrowly
escaped fatal results. They were
running the gasoline engine pumping
water for the stock, and the little
fellow was near the shafting when
the mitten on his left hand was
caught and before the engine could
be stopped his arm had been drawn
around the shaft and broken above
the elbow. The thumb of the same
hand was bent backwards and torn
from the ligaments, causing most
painful injury. Surgical assistance
was summoned and such relief as
possible was rendered. Had he been
alone at the time he probably would
have been whirled to death about the
At the home of his parents near
Reading on d afternoon Samuel
Kimmel, aged 13 years, was
unfortunate enough to get one of his
fingers in a falling trap door. The
member was so badly mangled that
amputation was necessary, the
operation being performed at the
Worthington Hospital Wednesday.
Mrs. Ed. J. Jones last Saturday
afternoon gave a birthday party in
honor little Dorothy's third
birthday. The following little
folks, attended by their mammas,
were present: -- Harrold Gholz,
Carroll Edwards, Lower Schmidt,
Genevieve Fauskee, Bessie Bishop,
Beatrice Weinandt, Faith Jones,
The little folks were entertained
with juvenile amusements, while the
ladies spent the afternoon in social
intercourse. Dainty refreshments
Victims of Coal Gas
Mrs. W.E. Madison and two of her
daughters last Sunday morning had a
close call from suffocation by coal
gas. Mr. Madison got up early and
after fixing the fires left the
house. A short time later Mrs.
Madison experienced a feeling of a
peculiar illness and had one of the
girls telephone to a neighbor for
help. A physician was summoned, who
soon straightened them all out. As
it was Mrs. Madison and the two
girls had a rather close call from
suffocation by coal gas.
Married at Mankato.
The following from the Mankato Free
Press of January 20th, is an account
of the marriage of a son of Mr. and
Mrs. G.A. Fairfield, of this city:
Miss Ruth Funston and Mr. Ord A.
Fairfield were joined in marriage
last evening eight o'clock, the
happy event taking place at the home
of the bride over Overman's music
store, Rev. Peter Clare officiating.
The bride is a handsome young woman
and accomplished. The groom is a
printer and has been in the employ
of the Free Press. The father of the
bride, who died a few years ago, was
a cousin of General Funston. The
newly married couple have the best
wishes of a large circle of friends.
Birthday Club Entertained
The ladies of the Birthday Club were
entertained on Thursday afternoon of
last week by Mrs. J.S. Frink in
honor of her birthday, and a very
pleasant time is reported. Several
hours were spent in social
intercourse after which a fine
dinner was served. Mrs. Frink was
presented with a handsome set of
fruit knives, as a pleasant reminder
of the occasion.
List of Jurors
List of Grand and Petit Jurors drawn
for the February term of District
Court, Nobles County:
Chas. E. Horton, Round Lake Vil.
Fred Shaefer, Hersey Twp.
J.W. Speilman, Hersey Twp.
H. Burgeson, Graham Lakes Twp.
C.E. Harding, Graham Lakes Twp.
C.J. Erickson, Dundee Vil.
W.F. Kasdorf, Dewald Twp.
Peter Dahlberg, Dewald Twp.
C.F. Martin, Elk Twp.
George Hoffman, Wilmont Twp.
Gust Grant, Wilmont Vol.
Phil Landis, Adrian Vil.
Manuel Cross, Westside Twp.
Herman Voss, Larkin Twp.
N.H. Cook, Leota Twp.
Thomas Fagan, Grand Prairie Twp.
Wm. Wheatley, Ellsworth Vil.
John O'Conner, Little Rock Twp.
Fred Dalheim, Worthington Twp.
Wm. Chaney, Worthington Vil.
M.E. Fish, Worthington Vil.
Fred A. Howard, Worthington Vil.
Axel Sterling, Worthington Vil.
John Murphy, Indian Lake Twp.
Henry Dierks, Loraine Twp.
John Voss, Loraine Twp.
August Johnson, Dundee Vil.
F.J. Johnson, Dewald Twp.
W.H. Baker, Summit Lake Twp.
Frank Williams, Elk Twp.
Elmer Hays, Wilmont Vol.
C.A. Dalyn, Seward Twp.
H. Faragher, Adrian Vil.
D. Hallisey, Adrian Vil.
Walter Premo, Adrian Vil.
H. Uthe, Olney Twp.
E.F. Forrest, Lismore Twp.
John Hoffkamp, Leota Twp.
Emil Graf, Lismore Vil.
Matt Gerardy, Grand Prairie Twp.
Wm. Hocking, Grand Prairie Twp.
Thomas Carey, Grand Prairie Twp.
Anton Grote, Little Rock Twp.
F.C. Hand, Ransom Twp.
Taylor Johnson, Bigelow Twp.
M.P. Mann, Worthington Vil.
John Chaps, Graham Lakes Twp.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
John A. Saxon sold his large crop of
turkeys last Monday.
Charles Lovestedt and Andrew Nelson
of Ackley are visiting friends and
attending to business relative to
some personal property which they
The Band held its annual meeting
last Thursday evening. Besides
transacting routing business,
elected the same officers: --
President, Wallace Saxon; Secretary,
O.H. Nystrom; Treasurer, Alfred
Larson; Director, C. Solomonson.
Miss Lillian Saxon arrived from
Denver, Colo., last week where she
has been for the past year. She
expects to stay about three months.
Miss Josie Thompson entertained a
number of her young friends last
Albin Vihlen speared a pickerel in
Round Lake last Saturday that
weighed between fifteen and sixteen
A few days ago a report was spread
that A.W. Ferrin, a former resident
of this town, was dead. The report
was untrue although Mr. Ferrin came
so near to death's door that his
life was despaired of. He is now out
We had two deaths in Ransom last
week, something unusual. Miss
Johanna Torbeck, aged 19, died on
Monday the 21st and Mrs. Christina
Winters, aged 73, died on Thursday
the 24th, at the home of J.W.
Ashbaugh, where she had been cared
for by a daughter from Iowa, where
the remains were taken for
E.W. Savage, of the State
Prohibition Committee, was in town
Wednesday making dates for a
M. Ronan was a business visitor to
Mrs. J.W. McBride of Worthington,
spent several days this week,
visiting friends in this locality.
Sanford Peters has been quite sick
and is under the care of Dr. Carrel.
From the Enterprise:
H.G. Cromwell closed a deal this
week whereby he sells out his
interest and accounts in the eight
western townships of Nobles county
to Peter Vander Basch, of Leota. Mr.
Cromwell expects to locate in
Worthington in the spring, to be
nearer the center of his work and
will still continue in the same
Miss Belle Dow, of Worthington, is
visiting this week with her sister,
Mrs. C.E. Boddy.
From the Democrat:
Gladys, the oldest child and only
daughter of Nick Erpelding, died
Thursday evening, January 17th,
1907, after an illness of more than
eight months, nearly all of which
time she was confined to her bed.
The Mission Band met at Mrs.
Filbruns this week.
Baby Melvin, little son of Abe
Eikenberry is reported as being
quite sick again.
Joshua Schechter has organized a
singing class, which meets every
evening at the Brethern church.
D.P. Schechter is teaching in Dist.
No. 6 during Miss Vails illness.
Mr. J.S. Cocks made a drive to the
county seat Sunday.
Mr. M. Roy Segar returned from
Albert Lea Wednesday, where he has
been attending school.
M. Wood the hotel proprietor of this
village is sick with rheumatism.
Several of the friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Franklin gave them a very
pleasant surprise party Monday
Lineman Guthier, of Fulda was
repairing the local phone lines
Wednesday, in Kinbrae and vicinity.
Annual installation of Yoemen
officers was held Tuesday evening,
January 22nd, at A.O.U.W. hall, the
following officers having been
elected for the ensuing year:
Foreman -- Rev. John E. Evans.
Master of Ceremonies -- Wm. H.
Correspondent -- Mattie M. Hastings.
Master of Accounts -- E.C. Pannell.
Chaplain -- Mrs. Etta Stanton.
Overseer -- Mrs. A.J. Collins.
Sentinel -- Ed. Norris.
Watchman -- A. Amundson.
Lady Rowena -- Mrs. E.C. Pannell.
Lady Rebecca -- Mrs. Alma Peterson.
Guard -- Arthur Borst.
After the installation ceremonies
refreshments were served and a
delightful time enjoyed by the
S.A. Harding went to Reading on
Wednesday to attend the revival
meetings being held there.
Wm. Chaney officiated as undertaker
at the funeral of Mrs. P. Geyerman,
yesterday, at Brewster.
Luverne Journal: A.F. Foote who has
been employed as night clerk at the
Manitou for some months resigned his
position and left for Worthington
last Wednesday. He has received a
lucrative position with the Peavy
Grain company as traveling
representative, with headquarters at
Lismore Leader: Tuesday Chas. Abbott
loaded his household goods in a car
and on Wednesday shipped them to
Worthington where they intend to
make their home in the future. We
are sorry to see them leave us but
wish them success in their new home.
Mrs. A. Dickens made a trip to St.
Paul the first of the week.
J.P. Selberg of route 2, was in the
city Saturday doing trading.
Born -- On Sunday, Jan. 27, 1907, to
Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Black, a son.
G.A. Selberg of Bigelow township
transacted business in town
Born -- On Sunday, Jan. 27, 1907, to
Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Humiston, a son.
H.R. Rockwell who was on the sick
list last wee, was out again Monday.
Claude White is visiting at his old
home at Mason City, Ia., for a
couple of weeks.
Lous [Louis?] Olson of Bigelow
township was a business visitor in
O.A. Selberg, a prominent farmer of
Bigelow township, was in the city
Mrs. G.A. Fairfield and daughter
Miss Eva, spent Sunday with friends
at Heron Lake.
Mrs. Geo. Behrenfeld of Heron Lake
was a guest at the home of P.H.
Brown this week.
The Misses Mullaney and Nelson of
the teaching force spent Sunday at
Heron Lake visiting friends.
Mrs. John Salstrom of Bigelow spent
Sunday here visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Biltgen.
Jas. Mann is working in Torrance and
Son's store for a couple of weeks
during the absence of Claude White.
Frank Klein of Rushmore transacted
business at the county seat Tuesday
and favored this office with a
Miss Frear, who taught in the
schools here last year, is seriously
ill at her home at Mt Vernon, Ia.,
Wm. Devaney on Tuesday moved into
new quarters in the Klasey building,
where he will operate a first class
W.P. Reed of Englevale, N.D., a
former resident of this city, passed
through town the first of the week
on his way to Iowa to visit friends.
H.A. Kunz of Elk township recently
bought three registered Duroc Jersey
brood sows, from the Humiston
Brothers, for breeding purposes.
C.B. Fairfield, who last week became
an attaché of the dispatcher's
office at St. James, spent Sunday at
his home here. Charlie say he has to
make a noise like real work in his
Chas. Sawyer, of Hull, Ia., passed
through Worthington Saturday on his
way to Lismore to take charge of the
leader, which he recently purchased
form his father. Mr. Sawyer is a
bright young man and will no doubt
give Lismore a good paper.
Mayor and Mrs. H.S. Hobson left on
Tuesday afternoon for Rochester,
where Mrs. Hobson will submit to an
operation for appendicitis. This
comes as a great surprise to her
many friends, and all will hope for
her complete and speedy recovery.
Mrs. H.D. Woodford, who has been ill
for some weeks, is reported to be in
a critical condition. Her brothers
and a sister have been sent for and
Dr. Spaulding, of Carroll, Ia, their
old family physician, was called
last Sunday in consultation with Dr.
Weidow, but he held out small hopes
O.W. Peterson of Avoca was in the
W.J. Bock of Lake Park registered at
the Western on Wednesday.
Mrs. J.S. Friank [Frink?] has been
on the sick list a number of days
Mrs. Beers, of Luverne, is here on a
visit to her daughter, Mrs. J.S.
W.I. Lambert and Gus Hoag, of
Aberdeen, S.D., were registered at
the Western Tuesday.
Cashier J.S. Tolverson of the
Farmers State Bank at Fulda was a
Worthington visitor yesterday.
Miss Nettie Fitch has resigned her
place in the Advance office and will
shortly go to Wyoming to make her
Mrs. A.L. Dunlap of Heron Lake was
called here this week by the serious
illness of her daughter, Mrs. Cal
Misses Laura Cain and Mollie Oakes
and Mr. Reuben Oakey of Round Lake
were guests at the Western last
Dr. P.F. Geyerman went to Brewster
Wednesday and remained until after
the funeral of his mother which was
held yesterday afternoon.
Rev. G.M. Walker came up from Round
Lake last Saturday to visit his
family and hold service at the
Workan hall for the Christian
Banker C.R. West of Brewster came
down Tuesday afternoon having
business at the court house. He
stayed to hear Father Vaughan's
lecture in the evening.
A.M. Renner, the manager of the
Western Implement Co., returned last
week from his trip to Chicago and
other points east. He reports a
pleasant and profitable trip having
obtained many valuable pointers
relative to the machinery business
for the coming season. Regarding his
reported matrimonial venture he is
very reticent, and refers all
enquiries to that prince of joshers,
Mrs. W. Pettis of Reading is
reported to be quite ill.
S.M. Stewart made a brief business
trip to Sioux City the first of the
Miss Helen Ludlow is home from her
school in Seward township on a short
Mrs. J.W. McBride spent several days
of this week visiting friends at
Miss Mae Tupper spent Sunday and
Monday at Cherokee, Ia., visiting
her brother Orvid, who is working in
a bank there.
NEWS IN MINNESOTA
EVENTS OF A WEEK THROUGHOUT THE
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Patrick Kelly; Olmsted county.
A.N. Rowe; Donaldson.
Frank P. Czech; Holding, Stearns
Fredolin Marty; Woodbury, Washington
John Magner; Nicollet county.
Mrs. Brit Lee; St. James.
Frank Butterfield; Windsor,
John P. Quirk; Minneapolis.
Earl W. Whitehead, brakeman on the
Wisconsin Central; Ramsey county.
Hon. B.F. Langworthy; Brownsdale.
Patrick Fallihee; St. Paul.
John T. Byrnes; Litchfield.
Mrs. C.H. Smith, a pioneer resident
of Worthington, died at her home in
this city on Monday afternoon, after
a short illness, aged 72 years. The
funeral was held this afternoon from
the house, and was largely attended.
The deceased had been a resident of
Nobles county 25 years and was a
well known and highly esteemed lady
and a prominent member of the
Congregational church. She leaves
only one child, Miss Grace Smith.
Her husband was insurance
commissioner for four years.
Mrs. Earl Hopkins of Adrian, wife of
the operator at the Omaha depot at
that place died suddenly on Monday
morning while on a visit with
relatives at Rushmore. Mrs. Hopkins,
whose maiden name was Miss Mollie
Prideaux, was married a year ago.
She is a niece of Richard Prideaux
of this city.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of
Org was the scene of an auspicious
event on Wednesday evening when
their daughter, Reka, was married to
Mr. Peter Bjornstad, a prominent
young man of the neighborhood. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. J.E.
Evans of this city and was witnessed
by a large company. The usual
PRODIGAL TO RETURN
Col. Holbrook Coming Home to
Resume His Calling as Auctioneer.
A piece of news that is calculated
to "throw the scare" into the large
crop of colonels that has sprung up
since his unannounced departure last
fall, was received by the Advance on
Wednesday from Col. J.N. Holbrook,
saying that he would return to
Worthington, Feb. 11th or 12th to
resume his work as auctioneer, and
asked us to make mention of the
It is possible that the colonel has
reached a due sense of penitence
over his escapade and is coming home
to make amends. Kill the fatted
calf, bring on the glad rags and
jewelry and receive the prodigal
Morris Nelson, the young man who
confessed to rifling letters at the
hotel Worthington, made application
to plead guilty, and on last Friday
Judge P.E. Brown came over to hear
the plea and sent the young man to
the reformatory for indeterminate
term. Sheriff Fauskee took the
prisoner there on Monday night.
John Apel of route 1 was in town on
Peter Berg of Loraine was a
Worthington visitor Tuesday.
E.S. Terry, a well known farmer of
Elk township, was in the city
Tuesday on business.
Erick Anderson, a prominent farmer
of Reading was a pleasant caller at
this office Tuesday.
Geo. F. Hastings, a prominent farmer
of Elk township was a pleasant
caller at this office Tuesday.
O.J. Roskam a prominent farmer of
Dewald township, was in the city
Tuesday on a shopping trip. He made
this office a pleasant call.
Born -- On Friday, Feb. 2, 1907, to
Dr. and Mrs. F.M. Manson, a son. The
little doctor was an early riser and
beat the ground hog by several
J. Ed Moberg and E.J. Thoren two
prominent young farmers of Bigelow
township, came up Monday night to
try their horsemanship on the
Workman goat. They got through with
the rest of the big class without
mishap, although Ed twisted his head
nearly off looking for the
unexpected to strike.
The Advance was misinformed in some
particulars last week regarding the
late Mrs. Peter Geyerman, of
Brewster, which the following
obituary notice from the Brewster
Tribune will no doubt set right:
A great wave of sorrow swept over
this village Monday, when it was
reported that Mrs. Peter Geyerman
had passed away. She was seriously
ill for only a few days, but had
been rather feeble for several
years. The cause of her death was
Mrs. Geyerman's maiden name was
Berreau, and the [sic] was born in
Germany April 5th, 1835. When about
23 years of age she came with her
people to America, and settled in
Carver county, Minnesota, where five
years later she was married to Peter
Geyermann. Six children were born to
them, of whom three are dead and
three are living, and known to the
people of this vicinity as Rudolph,
Edward and Peter.
In the fall of 1881 the family came
to Brewster and Mrs. Geyerman was
from that time on one of the most
highly respected and best beloved
women of this community. She was a
woman of high character and
considerable education and culture,
a passionate lover of music and
beautiful things of all kinds, a
most faithful wife, and a devoted
mother and grandmother.
In times of trouble, sickness or
death Mrs. Geyerman was always ready
and prompt in giving aid to others,
and those who knew her through all
the long hard years when the country
was new will remember her many kind
acts and mourn the loss of a true
The funeral was held yesterday
afternoon at the Presbyterian
church, and only a few of the
friends who had gathered were able
to get inside the building so large
was the crowd. Rev. Mapson had come
down from Balaton to assist in the
service, but after announcing his
text he was suddenly taken ill and
was unable to proceed. Rev. Hunter
made a few brief but appropratie
remarks, and followed this the
burial occurred at Hesrey [Hersey?]
The community deeply regrets the
passing away of this most estimable
woman, and the sympathy of their
many friends is extended to the
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
Harvey Chute left for Iowa Tuesday
and up to the present writing had
not located them.
Miss Grace Cass was compelled to
give up her school the fore part of
the week on account of sickness. She
resumed her work Wednesday.
Mrs. F.C. Bulick was a county seat
The directors of the State Bank of
this place held their annual meeting
Tuesday, Mr. Ned Jones of
Worthington and Edwin Erickson of
Adrian, being the out-of-town
attendants. The usual routine of
business was transacted and the
semi-annual dividend declared.
W.E. Ward made a business trip to
the county metropolis Tuesday.
Mrs. A.F. Durfee is again on the
sick list. Her many friends
sincerely hope that she will escape
with nothing more that [than] a
The Ladies Aid Society will meet
with Mrs. D.S. Sisson Friday.
D.H. Sisson this week purchased a
fine thoroughbred bull from Oliver &
Madison. D.H. believes in raising
the best there is.
Baird & Bulick and A.R. Beilke have
this week completed their annual
invoice and both report prosperous
The infant boy of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.
Pettis passed from this life last
Friday morning. The little one was
sick but a short time but the best
medical aid could not relieve him.
The funeral services was held at the
church Saturday and the remains
interred in the Summit Lake
cemetery. The bereaved parents have
the sympathy of the community.
The people of this community were
pained to receive the san
intelligence last week that Grandma
Delong had passed away at the home
of her son, in Bemidji. The remains
were shipped ot Akron, Ohio, for
burial. Grandma had resided among us
for a number of years and all had
learned to love her for kind actions
and beautiful life. The community
sorrows with her relatives.
Philathea met with their president
Miss Esther Peterson last Tuesday
Chas. Nyberg had the misfortune to
loose a fine three year old colt
Miss Alma Larson of Bigelow township
spent several days last week with
Mrs. C.R. Saxon.
Mrs. Frank Blixt and Mrs. A. Holm
enjoyed a weeks visit from their
mother, Mrs. H. Nystrom of Bigelow
Chas. Levestedt and Andrew Nelson
left last Thursday for their home at
Ackley, Ia., after enjoying a three
weeks visit among their old time
friends. They were once prosperous
and enterprising citizens of our
town and see a great change in the
welfare of the neighborhood since
they were residents here.
Miss Esther Blomgren who has been
assisting at the Nordquist household
the past month left for her home in
Bigelow township last Thursday.
Gust Larson who recently passed the
two hundred pound mark and now
classed among the heavy weights,
left last Tuesday for an extended
visit with friends and relatives in
Rev. Donahue S.S. missionary for the
Presbyterian church, visited, and
assisted the Rev. D.P. Frosscup of
this place in revival services at
Dundee this week.
M. Harding of Dellivan, Minn., is
visiting his brother, Ed. Harding of
this place this week.
Emery Hallamack made a business trip
to Fulda on Monday.
Mrs. Roy Mead was calling on friends
in the village Tuesday.
F.E. Nelson was marketing a car of
pop corn at the Skewis Grain Co's
From the Signal:
F.L. Lane has resigned his position
as village marshall last Thursday.
F.L. Has held this position for the
past four years and has been a
faithful officer endeavoring at all
times to preserve the peace and has
made the best marshall the town has
Michael Hand now wears the star of
the village marshall having been
employed by the council upon the
resignation of Mr. Lane.
Cards are out announcing the
approaching marriage of Miss Mae
Green to Mr. John Hortsmann [Horstmann?].
The ceremony is to be performed at
the home of the brides parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Green, at high noon
on Wednesday February 13th.
From the Tribune:
F.D. Wells has bought the Leon
Morris residence and will move his
family into it March 1st. A.L. Wells
has bought the place now occupied by
his brother, and will move about the
same time. The place now occupied by
Mr. Wells will not be left vacant,
but we are not at liberty to mention
the names of the parties who have
From the News:
Sheriff Fauskee has appointed Martin
Finnerty as his deputy of this
section of the county, Mr. Finerty
has proved a useful member of the
sheriff's force and his retention in
the service is a reward for his
faithful work of the past two years.
The appointment holds good during
the sheriff's term of office, two
John Flynn returned this morning
from Washington, D.C., where he has
been for several weeks in the
interest of several private pension
bills. John reports that "Teddy" and
the rest of the folks are all well
and send their best regards to all
From the Democrat:
The Ladies Aid Society of the M.E.
church gave Mrs. F.A. Zehringer a
very pleasant surprise Wednesday
evening, the occasion being her
birthday. The ladies took with them
plenty of good things to eat, and
all spent a most delightful evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Myius, who have
been visiting in Europe since last
August returned to Adrian Thursday
and will be here for a short time.
They spent a good portion of the
time they were abroad in England,
but traveled considerably in France,
Italy and Switzerland.
James Fox has bought W.H. Brown's
residence property in Adrian, but
Mr. Brown will continue to occupy it
until some time in June, when he
will move to North Dakota, where he
has taken up a claim. The deal was
made last Friday.
The club was entertained last
Saturday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. A.J. Schaeffer.
C.P. Taylor of Reading was a caller
John F. Flynn has returned from his
trip to Washington.
Christ Broich of Wilmont was a guest
at the Worthington Sunday.
A.L. Wells, the Brewster telephone
magnate, was in the city Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Voss of Elk were in
the city Monday on a shopping trip.
I. Kitchner of Estherville, Ia.,
stopped off here on his way to
Mrs. Steffens visited her sister,
Mrs. John Salstrom of Bigelow
Banker Edwin Brickson of Adrian was
a business visitor at the county
Miss Mary Damon came over from
Adrian Saturday and remained over
C.W. Johnson of Bigelow township,
was in town Monday last transacting
Mrs. Henry Apel returned last
Tuesday from Oklahoma, where she
spent several months.
A.M. Renner, the genial manager of
the Western Implement Co., made a
business trip to Heron Lake
Mrs. Harry Hobson, who is taking
treatment at Rochester, is
progressing very favorably, Mr.
Hobson is still with her and they
are expected home about Feb. 10th.
Andrus Tobiason, an old soldier of
Windom, came down the first of the
week to be examined with the view of
being admitted to the state
Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Tupper and
daughter, Miss Mae, went to Rock
Rapids Tuesday to attend the wedding
of a daughter of Mr. E.L. Partch, an
old friends of the family.
Mrs. T.C. Ely, who had spent several
months here with her daughter, Mrs.
G.A. Fairfield, left on Tuesday for
Denver, Col., where she will spend
some time at the home of a son.
Mr. G. Olson and bride of Round
Lake, passed through here on Tuesday
on their way home from their
honeymoon. Mr. Olson is a prominent
implement dealer at Round Lake.
Charlie Smith of Ransom township,
was arrested last Saturday on a
charge of assault and battery. He
was given a hearing before Judge
C.W.W. Dow and plead guilty and on
promise to leave the state was let
off with a fine of $15 and costs.
Loren Clark visited at Mankato over
W.A. Cloud was in town Tuesday doing
G.W. Patterson made business trip to
Sioux City Monday.
Henry James was on the sick list a
number of days this week.
Mildred Harding was on the sick list
a number of days this week.
John James has been under the
weather a number of days this week.
G.C. Fellows of Elk transacted
business in Worthington last Friday.
G.W. Gale of Worthington township
was a caller at this office last
A. Lambert, a progressive dairy man
of Elk township, transacted business
in Worthington Tuesday.
The family of Clarence James of
Dewald have been on the sick list
the past week, being victims of the
J.H. Maxwell yesterday received a
telegram announcing the death of a
grand daughter, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M.I. Maxwell, of Ballard,
Wash. The body will be brought to
Worthington for burial.
H.F. Smith of Larimore, S.D., is
here on a visit at the home of A.P.
Darling. Mr. Smith was a pioneer
settler of Nobles county and has
many friends here are glad to greet
him once more.
Geo. Goodrich of Worthington
township was a caller at this office
Monday and made the editor glad in a
substantial way. Mr. Goodrich is one
of Nobles county's progressive
farmers and a breeder of
thoroughbred stock. He has a fine
herd of short horn cattle, Poland
China hogs, Shropshire sheep and a
flock of white Plymouth Rock
Wm. Malcolm left on Monday night for
Parker, S.D., to attend a sale of
Duroc Jersey swine. Mr. Malcolm is
himself one of the most successful
breeders of this class of hogs, and
he never misses an opportunity to
add choice new blood to his herd.
Mrs. M.J. Barber has been quite sick
Mrs. J.W. Baker is reported on the
sick list this week.
Mrs. J.P. Biltgen visited at Bigelow
the first of the week.
Oscar Olson has accepted a position
as driver for Dr. Ray Humiston.
R.C. Free of Elk township was in the
city yesterday transacting business.
N. Christianson and wife, of Round
Lake, were guests at the Western
Ex-Register of Deeds H. Hawley is
now located at St. Paul where he has
a lucrative position on the Pioneer
Miss Edith Shanks came home last
week to attend the teachers'
examinations, returning to her
school work near Magnolia on Monday
Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Evans and Mr. and
Mrs. J.P. Loveless and Mrs. Alma
Peterson attended the Johnson-Bjornstad
wedding at Org Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Addington returned
last Saturday from Illinois, where
they were called some weeks ago by
the sudden death of Mrs. Addington's
A pleasant gathering was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Sliver,
living south of town, Tuesday
evening, it being Mr. Sliver's
birthday. About thirty guests were
present and enjoyed a delightful
Miss Sarah Downs of Ransom attended
the teachers' examinations last
week, returned home Saturday.
R. Prideaux and daughter Clara went
to Adrian Tuesday to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Hopkins, formerly
Miss Mollie Prideaux.
Miss Amnda [Amanda?] Anderson has
been sick at home since the holidays
with nervous exhaustion and
overstrain. She was doing very
nicely until an attack of laryngitis
caused relapse. Miss Anderson was
formerly one of the nurses at the
Worthington hospital, but has now
severed her connection with that
Friday, February 15, 1907
Mr. Frank Glasgow and Miss M.J. Fahy
were quietly married last Monday
forenoon at the home of the groom on
fifth avenue, Rev. Father Sherman of
the Roman Catholic church
The ceremony was performed in the
presence of a few intimate friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Glasgow left on the
afternoon train for a short wedding
Mr. Glasgow is one of the
substantial men of the city, being
one of the directors of the Citizens
National Bank, and is heavily
interested in real estate. He has
for many years held the responsible
position of bridge superintend with
the Omaha railway, his territory
extending from St. James to Sioux
City. He is a gentleman of many fine
qualities and is held in high esteem
by all who know him.
The bride has for some years been
the proprietor of Worthington's most
popular millinery establishment, and
has gained a wide circle of friends
and admirers. The Advance joins the
many friends of the contracting
parties in extending
Died, in Worthington, Nobles County,
Minnesota, Feb. 4th, 1907, of
LaGrippe, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Smith,
widow of the late C.H. Smith. She
was born in Montgomery, New York,
Sept. 29th, 1836 and was the
daughter of Morris and Mary (Snell)
Freeman. On the 8th of March 1857,
she was married to Mr. C.H. Smith of
Richland Center, Wis. One daughter
was born to them, Grace E. They also
adopted two children, Lillie J., now
Mrs. J.H. Kennedy of Los Angeles,
California, and Bessie B., now Mrs.
Fried of New York City. Mr. and Mrs.
Smith came to Worthington June 1st,
1881, where they made their home
until 1891, when they removed to St.
Paul, Mr. Smith having been assigned
a position as State Insurance
Commissioner, which office he
retained until his death.
Mrs. Smith with her daughter then
removed to Richland Center, Wis.,
that she might be near her kindred.
In 1898, they returned to
Worthington, and have since resided
here. Mrs. Smith was a person of
good Christian character, won
friends, sympathetic and
affectionate by nature and an
earnest worker in the church and
society of which she was a member.
In later years, however, she was
restricted by feeble health, from
participating in many of the
enjoyments of Christian life. While
we deeply mourn her loss, can we not
feel that she will receive in that
Heavenly home, the crown of
rightenous [sic], which the Lord
bestowes upon those who have his
approval. The funeral was held at
the family residence February 7th.
Interment in Worthington.
Mrs. Earl T. Hopkins, Ill a Day,
Dies at Rushmore.
Mr. [Mrs.] Earl T. Hopkins, of
Adrian, died at the home of her
sister, Mrs. W.E. James, a few
minutes after 5 o'clock, Monday
morning, February 4th, 1907, after
an illness of about twenty-eight
hours. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins had gone
to Rushmore Saturday to remain until
Monday. About midnight Saturday she
was seized with a violent vomiting
spell, but, after a physician had
attended her, she recovered somewhat
and did not appear to be seriously
ill. About one o'clock Monday
morning she was again taken with an
attack similar to that she had
sustained before. The physician was
again summoned, but even then there
was apparently nothing alarming in
her condition. Soon afterward,
however, she became unconscious and
remained so until death ensued. The
cause is attributed to the bursting
of a blood vessel.
The body was brought to the home of
her mother, Mrs. W.H. Prideaux, in
Adrian, Monday forenoon, and from
here the funeral was held Wednesday
afternoon, Rev. Gillis, of Rushmore,
assisted by Rev. Hancock, of Adrian
conducting the services. The eastern
Star and Royal Neighbors
participated in the obsequies. The
floral tributes form lodges and
individuals were profuse and
Mary Gertrude Prideaux was born in
Dodgeville, Wisconsin, February 17,
1881, and come to Adrian with her
parents in March 1883. She was
married, July 26th, 1906, to Earl T.
Hopkins, of Bedford, Iowa.
She had not enjoyed the best of
health for several years, but was
never unable to go about the
ordinary duties of life.
Death came in a sudden and tragic
manner and it is a singular
coincidence that she died in the
same house in which she so recently
A mother, husband, five sisters and
four brothers are left to mourn her
departure. She was beloved by all
both old and young. She was a
dutiful and loving daughter and
sister and an affectionate wife. A
large circle of friends and
neighbors will also miss her bright
and winsome personality. --Adrian
Death of L.B. Bennett
Death ended the suffering of our
friends and townsman, L.B. Bennett
on Friday morning, Feb. 1st.,
afflicted for many years with asthma
and other lung trouble.
Lucian Bonaparte Bennett was born
July the 16th, 1837 at Scropple,
Oswego Co. New York. He emigrated to
Wisconsin in 1859. In 1861, soon
after the fall of Sumter, he
enlisted as a private in Co. I,
fourth Wisconsin Infantry serving
during the war. He was taken
prisoner in Louisiana, while doing
service as a scout, and to his
sufferings and exposure in miasmatic
climate the disease which finally
caused his death was due.
Mr. Bennett was one of the earliest
pioneers of Worthington, Minnesota,
residing at that place until he came
to Pillager in the fall of 1900.
While a resident of Worthington, he
occupied many positions of trust
filling the office of clerk of
court, justice of the peace, etc.
During the administration of
President Cleveland he served as
postmaster at that place.
Mr. Bennett was a member of the
G.A.R. and also a Free Mason of many
Of his character, none but those
with whom he was intimately
connected can form a correct
estimate. Few men could compare with
him in a high sense of honor, in
purity os mind and in kindness of
He leaves a wife, too [two?] sons,
two daughters, Mrs. Grace Lohf of
this place and Mrs. Jessie Bailey of
Cooperstown, N.D., as his immediate
family, to sorrow for his loss. He
has also two brothers living,
Messrs. Leanander Bennett of St.
Paul, and Beny Bennett of Zion City.
John Zimmermann died at his home in
this city Sunday, Feb. 10th, the
funeral was held on Tuesday from the
German Evangelical church, Rev. G.G.
Schmidt officiating. The deceased
was 47 years old. He leaves five
brothers and two sisters. Two of his
brothers, Sam and Dave, came down
from Raymond, Minn., to attend the
funeral. One of his sisters, Mrs.
David Bergstresser, of Jasper, was
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
Miss Emily Lavine came up from
Jack Riley of Wilmont was looking
after the stock business in this
Frank Baker transacted business at
the county hub Tuesday.
Earnest Wassmund has invested in a
brand new top buggy. Baird & Bulick
were the sellers.
Wilmer Conklin drove to the county
Chas. Burns is now employed in the
hardware emprorium of Baird &
On Saturday, F.A. Durfee loaded a
car of sheep and a car of fat cattle
for the Chicago market. J.A. Good
also shipped two cars of stock of
his __n feeding for the same market.
Both gentlemen accompanied their __signments.
Mrs. F.A. Durfee left Saturday for a
visit with relatives at Sheldon,
A.R. Beilke completed the filling __
his ice house the past week and is
__ain ready to supply his patrons
__h congealed water during the ___ed
H.C. Constable departed Monday ___
Goodland, Indiana, where he will ___
gone for the next two weeks. ___ his
return he expects to bring __rs.
Constable and Earnest who __ve been
there for the winter.
Geo. Innes expects to move his
family to Minneapolis this week.
Geo. Slade and Uncle Joe Poots of
Adrian were Rushmore visitors
Bert Ehrisman and wife returned
Friday from Sloan where they have
been visiting the past two weeks. On
Monday they again went to
Minneapolis where Mrs. Ehrisman
expects [to] take treatment.
H.J. Ludlow of Worthington visited
in Rushmore Sunday.
On Tuesday Chas. Andrews made deal
whereby he disposes of his drug
stock -- wall paper paints etc. to
W.E. Roberts of Wilmar, S.D. Mr.
Roberts had not decided as yet
whether he will move his family to
Rushmore or not.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Thom departed
Tuesday for Owattona where they will
visit for a time. Before returning
they will go to Iowa and call upon
their son Harry who is at the State
Farm School in charge of the
Frank Smith has finished hauling
Frank Williams sold his steers last
Mr. Halan is now moving to Ransom.
From the Signal:
Nels Scott and family departed on
Tuesday afternoon for Sanborn, Iowa,
where they will visit a few days
with Mrs. Scott's relatives. They
will go from that point direct to
Portalis, N.M., where they will take
up their residence on the claim that
Nels. recently entered.
H.L. Glick, who has been spending
the past few weeks in the south for
his health, returned to the home of
his parents on last Thursday night.
His health is greatly benefited by
Michael Hand had charge of the
lumber yard during the absence of
the manager of the company, J.A.
Fialka who was in Sioux City.
Miss Margaret Bird visited with
friends in Worthington Saturday and
From the Tribune:
Miss Maggie McCarvel arrived home
Wednesday from Minneapolis, where
she spent a week with her sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moffatt left
here last Saturday for Beaver Creek
and Sioux Falls to visit relatives
and friends for [a] few weeks. They
will not return to Brewster, but
will continue on their way to their
home at Davenport, Washington.
Robert Erickson bought the Brewster
Livery and Dray Line this week from
Chas. Harthun and the business will
be placed in charge of Ed. Olson. In
the deal Mr. Harthun gets the Ponto
80, north of town. For the present
he will remain and assist in the
work at the barn.
Otto Berreau, who had been visiting
here for a week or more, returned
Tuesday to his home at Currie.
From the Democrat:
Mrs. Margaret Penbroke [Pembroke?],
one of the early settlers of Nobles
county, died of pneumonia, at her
home in Adrian, Sunday morning,
February 3rd aged 73 years, 6 months
and 21 days. She was ill only a
Mr. Thomas King, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick King and Miss Eva McCann,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.M.
McCann, were married in St.
Anthony's church at Lismore,
Wednesday morning, February 6th, by
Rev. Fr. Graeve.
Clayton Cooper, who graduates from
the Law Department of the State
University next June, was the victor
in a hard fought legal battle waged
over a case recently tried for the
benefit of the students. The victory
is a great honor to Clayton as the
student who opposed him in the trial
is considered one of the brightest
in the Law Department.
From the Graphic:
Mrs. M.V. Freeman has sold her
residence property to E.D. Tripp,
and, we are informed, she intends to
remove to her former home in Maiden
Rock, Wisconsin, after March 1.
Miss Florence Barber, of
Worthington, visited in Round Lake
H.R. Tripp was down from the county
seat Saturday afternoon. He reports
business as fair in the register of
Ernest Carlson is on the sick list
with a mild attack of scarlet fever
and was quarantined by Dr. Weidow
From the Enterprise:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Innes were at
Minneapolis the past week arranging
for their removal to that city some
time during the present month.
Assistant Cashier Thom, of the First
National Bank, has been confined to
the house several days the past week
with a attack of rheumatism.
Milton Ludlow was here from
Worthington over Sunday visiting
with J.B. Ludlow and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Jensen went over
to Luverne Friday, where Mrs. Jensen
entered the Spaulding hospital and
was operated upon for appendicitis.
Mrs. A. Shaefer went up to St. Paul
Tuesday. Mr. Shaefer assumed his new
duties as public examiner the first
of February and they are preparing
to move to St. Paul the early part
of the summer.
Capt. Schaeffer Resigns
On assuming his duties as Public
Examiner, Capt. A. Schaeffer
resigned his commission as Captain
of Co. F of this city. While he was
unable to be present at many of the
meetings Capt. Schaeffer by careful
supervision brought his company up
to a high standard of efficiency and
his company will be sorry to loose
him. However much of the high
standard attained is due to 1st
Lieut. S.S. Smith, who is now in
line for deserved promotion to the
Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Dorgan are
spending a few days in the south.
Born -- On Sunday, Feb. 11, 1907, to
Theo. Mitchell and wife, a son.
W.E. Roberts of Wilmont was
registered at the Western house
S.M. Stewart left last Monday
morning on business trip to North
C.W. Davis, the Ashton, Ia.,
creamery man, was in the city on
Mrs. John Meyers of Round Lake was a
guest at the home of A.M. Gregerson
P.R. Long, a prominent farmer of
Reading transacted business at the
county seat Tuesday.
Mrs. J.M. Cooley, of St. Paul, is
here on a visit at the home of her
sister, Mrs. A.M. Gregerson.
Miss Nettie Fitch left Wednesday for
Laramie, Wyoming, where she will
make her future home.
W.S. Gordon, a prominent farmer of
Brewster transacted business at the
county capital today and made this
office a call.
Wm. Oxford of Seward township was in
the city yesterday. Mr. Oxford
recently returned from a visit at
his old home in Indiana.
Miss Harriet E. Owen died at the
home of her sister, Mrs. S.F. Pepple,
this morning after a lingering
illness aged 69 years. It is
intended to hold the funeral Sunday
afternoon from the M.E. church, Rev.
Cahoon to officiate. Miss Owen had
made her home here with her sister
the past three and a half years. She
leaves besides this sister, two
I.T. Branigan, of Edna, Ia., was in
the city a couple of days this week
visiting and looking after business
Ed Moberg of Bigelow township was in
the city last Friday.
J. Reinken and wife of Reading were
in the city last Friday doing
G.W. Patterson was at Luverne the
first of the week attending a
S. Kall, the efficient janitor at
the court house, who had been laid
up a couple of weeks with
rheumatism, resumed his work on
Geo. Butcher, of Iona, passed
through town Monday on his way to
the twin cities. Mr. Butcher says he
expects to move to Worthington in
Gust Rudquist of Indian Lake left
last Friday for a visit in the twin
cities, Duluth and Ashland. He will
look for work after he gets through
with his visit.
G.W. Tupper returned last Sunday
from Cherokee, Ia., where he spent
several months working in a bank.
After a couple of days rest he
assumed his new position as
assistant cashier in the Citizens
Mrs. M. Levine was called to
Watertown, S.D., yesterday by a
telegram announcing the serious
illness of her daughter, Mrs. W.C.
Butcher, who was very low with quick
consumption. Word has since been
received that Mrs. Butcher was dead.
Chas. Loafstad and Andrew Nelson
returned to their home in Ackley,
last Friday after a visit of several
weeks with relatives and friends in
Indian Lake and Bigelow.
Sterling Lawton last Saturday
evening entertained a party of young
people in honor of his friend and
guest, Frank Kaynor, a former
Worthington boy who had stopped off
here, on his way to Seattle, Wash.,
to visit old friends. A very
pleasant time was had by all present
at the party.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cole of Brewster
were guests at the home of M.E. Fish
A.M. Gregerson has been appointed
local agent for the Western Land
Co., which deals extensively in
North Dakota lands.
Nels Larson of Ewington township,
Jackson county, an interested reader
of the Advance, made this office a
pleasant call last Friday.
H.C. Constable, one of the leading
merchants at Rushmore, passed
through town Tuesday on his way to
Illinois to join his family, which
is visiting there.
E.J. Thoren of Bigelow township left
last Thursday for Minneapolis where
he will spend some weeks. He will
also visit at other points in the
Friday, February 22, 1907
February Term Convened on Monday
Afternoon By Judge Brown
Only Twenty-four Civil Cases on
the Calendar. The Poppens Indicted.
The February term of the district
court for Nobles county was opened
last Monday afternoon by Judge P.E.
Brown. The calendar for the term is
a short one, there being only 24
The criminal calendar included four
cases against D.J. Gronewold, the
Bigelow saloon keeper. On Monday the
grand jury returned an indictment
against Louis Moe, charging him with
grand larceny in the second degree.
He will plead guilty. The grand jury
concluded its labors yesterday. It
returned three indictments against
Sievert and Herman Poppen, one
charging grand larceny in the first
degree and two charging grand
larceny in the second degree. The
Poppens are credited with having
stolen a horse, sold it, then stolen
it again and destroyed it, in order
to hide the first crime.
The following is a list of cases,
with disposition made of each, up to
the time of going to press:
Ben Voss vs Sievert Poppen.
Industrial Chem. Co. visitors
Consumers Brewery Co. Judgment for
Bentley and Olmsted Co. vs Keedick
Wm. Benning vs Wm. F. Reickhoff.
Blelle [sic] M. Matteson vs Hr.
[sic] Miller. Continued.
Joseph Hinrichs vs Charles Rawly.
Jas. Burke, et al, vs Thomas Hagan.
Jas. F. Cox vs Fred Kiesling.
Mark Graves vs John F. O'Connor.
Elizabeth Cunningham vs Loraine
C.R. West vs Hersey Township.
Elizabeth Cunningham vs Hersey
Philip Kraft vs Hersy Township.
Barney Theirs et al, vs Andrew
James Shirley, Admr., vs C. Kaibak.
J.N. Webster vs N. Austin. On trial.
S.M. Stewart vs Chas. F. Martin.
Schaltes Bros, vs John Lebens, et
al. Judgment for plaintiff.
Luella Schultz vs Degree of Honor,
J.B. Scheier vs Peter Meyer, et al.
State of Minnesota vs Joseph Smith.
J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co. vs
Henry Kunze vs Board of County
Village of Worthington vs Blanch L.
Married at Laramie
At Laramie, Wyoming, on Saturday,
Feb. 16th, occurred the marriage of
Miss Nettie Fitch to Mr. Fred North,
Rev. Pierce of the M.E. church
officiating. Mr. North was formerly
a conductor on the Omaha line here,
running between this place and
Mitchell. He is employed as a
switchman in the U.P. yards at
Laramie. Miss Fitch is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Fitch of this
city. She was for some years
employed as Simplex operator in the
Advance office and is a young lady
of may excellent qualities. The
Advance joins the friends of the
contracting parties in extending
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanton was
the scene of a happy and auspicious
event on Wednesday afternoon when
Miss Lillian Webb, a daughter of
Mrs. was married to Mr. Morril
Ramage. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. C.R. TenBroeck of St.
John's church, and was witnessed by
a company of relatives and friends.
The contracting parties are two of
Worthington's most worthy young
people, and have a wide circle of
friends whom the Advance joins in
Mr. Ramage has rented a farm in
Ransom township and they went to
housekeeping there at once.
Geo. Voak, prominent young business
man of Brewster, and a member of the
firm of Stewart & Voak, lumbermen,
was married on Wednesday to Miss
Leafy Johnson, a prominent and
popular young lady of that place.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
.V. Voak of this city, and is one of
Nobles county's promising young men.
The pleasant farm residence of Oluf
Langseth of Indian Lake was the
scene of a pretty wedding on
Wednesday of this week, when his
daughter Susie E. was married to Mr.
ra P. Huggins. A large company of
relatives and friends were present
and the ceremony was performed by
Rev. Oberg and was followed by
elaborate and very enjoyable
Misses Goldie Dring and Ella
Langseth attended the bride, and Mr.
Lonnie Langseth and Mr. Crawford
Turner the groom. The bride received
a fine collection of presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Huggins will visit in
Indian Lake until about March 1st,
when they will move to Linden, Ia.,
where the groom has a farm, on which
they will make their home.
Miss Edith Morgan youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan of
this city and Mr. Frank Willardson
of Osceola county, Iowa, were united
in marriage by Rev. G.A. Cahoon,
Wednesday evening at seven o'clock
at the family residence on sixth
avenue. A number of guests from out
out [sic] town were present. The
bride was handsomely attired in a
gown of blue nuns-veiling trimmed
with all-over lace. Miss Wheeler
played the wedding march and Miss
Willardson was bride's maid. The
best man to the groom was Mr. Alfred
Willardson. A bonteous [sic] wedding
supper was served. Many useful and
beautiful gifts were presented the
happy couple. Mr. and Mrs.
Willardson will reside three miles
southeast of Round Lake.
W.L.O. Bartlet, the cigar maker, and
W.J. Kunz, the pop manufacturer,
made a business trip to Luverne and
Lismore the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Newell and
daughter surprised the Bryden family
by dropping in on them from Baraboo,
Wis. Wednesday. Mrs. Newell was
formerly Miss Jessie Bryden.
Mrs. A. Schaeffer and son Harry
returned Monday from St. Paul where
they have been with Mr. Schaeffer
the past two weeks. They expect to
move there permanently later.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hamstreet and a
daughter Gladys returned from a five
days visit in the twin cities
Monday. They report an excellent
time. While there Mr. Hamstreet took
in the Editorial Association and
called at the Capitol.
Parties have rented the building
formerly occupied by the Rushmore
Mercantile Co. and expect to move in
a stock of goods next week. Thos.
Prideaux expects to move with his
stock to the building occupied by
Mr. Jens K. Jensen expects to move
to Rushmore March 1. He has note
decided as yet what he will do.
Miss Laeta Tower who has been
teaching in the Thom District north
of town was compelled to give up her
school Friday and leaves this week
for Nevada to join her parents, Mrs.
Tower being in poor health.
Ed. Nelson left Tuesday for Idaho
where he expects to take up a 40
acre tract of land under the new
government Irrigation act. If
satisfied he will plan to move his
family to that territory.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
From the Tribune:
Mr. P.D. VanHorsen returned the
last part of last week from
Chicago, where he went with four
car loads of cattle some three
weeks ago. On his return he
visited at DesMoines, Pella,
Desota and other point in Iowa.
Mr. VanHorsen is one of Nobles
county's leading stock raisers
and always markets the choicest
Dan Chute has begun work on his
new house on main street. G.W.
Baker has the contract for the
construction of the building,
which insures Mr. Chute a first
Berkhimer Bros. made an
important move in real estate
the past week. They sold the
William Schinkel farm of 320
acres in Dewald township to
James Montgomery, of this city,
for $14,000, in which deal the
Montgomery residence is
transferred Mr. Schinkel at a
cash value of $5000. The only
regretable feature of the deal
is that as a result of the
transaction Wilmont will soon
lose one of her substantial
business men, and society, one
of its interesting families, as
Mr. Montgomery expects to move
to the county seat.
From the Tribune:
John R. Bine and family will
leave Brewster and take up their
residence in Sioux Falls next
week, having purchased a
desirable residence property
there. Mr. Blue, who is an old
timer in the grain business,
will have charge of the St. John
elevator in that city.
Beginning sometime next week Ed.
Olson will be the sole
proprietor of the Brewster
Livery and Dray line, as Mr.
Erickson expects to dispose of
the interest he now holds in the
Mrs. J.L. McKonkey returned home
this week from Revillo, S.D.
where she had been to assist in
the care of her mother during
the latter's illness. Mrs.
McKonkey reports the birth of a
son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Kruemling, the event having
taken place about two weeks ago.
Mrs. T.K. Olson arrived home
last Saturday from Wahpeton,
N.D., where she had been
visiting her daughter and other
relatives for about two months.
From the News:
Mesdames B.H. Basing and James
Maher were at Rock Rapids
between trains last Monday, in
attendance at the funeral of the
late John Whitney.
W. Wirzbach, who has been
running a restaurant at Key
West, Florida, for a year past,
returned to Ellsworth Tuesday.
He is considerably bronzed from
the tropical sun but reports a
very enjoyable stay in the south
Camp Voss, a farm hand, was run
over and killed by a Rock Island
freight last Sunday night.
From the Leader.
The M.W.A. goat is busy adding
quite a number of new members to
that lodge. Those given the
secrets of Woodcraft at the last
meeting are Herman J. Lebens,
Harry O. Falkins and Clarence
Mrs. Arthur Hensley has enjoyed
a visit from a cousin, Richard
Wilson. He came very unexpected,
and therefore it was quite a
surprise to her as she had not
seen him in 28 years. He left
for his home at Chadron, Neb.,
Monday, Mr. and Mrs. H. going as
far as Worthington with him.
Miss Pank entertained a few of
her friends at cards last
From the Graphic.
A farewell party was enjoyed at
the home of T.H. Hugoboom, west
of town last Friday night, quite
a number from town being
present. Mr. Hugoboom and family
expect to move onto a farm
belonging to G.M. Walker, about
1 mile west of Wilmont.
John Kindstrom chopped off the
first finger of his left hand
Tuesday evening while splitting
kindling wood. Fortunately Dr.
Wiedow was in town to dress the
wound, and yesterday he was up
to the county seat to receive
further medical treatment. It is
possible that the finger will be
saved, altho the bone was
The little daughter of F.E.
Williams is slowly improving.
Geo. Hacker has a telephone.
Anna Kampen began work last
Friday for Mrs. F.H. Lyons.
I.J. Filbruns entertained
company from Worthington
township last Sunday.
Miss Daisy Vail is again
teaching in district No. 6,
after an illness of three weeks.
Ralph Eikenberry will move on
the John Nelson farm this week.
John, son of D.J. Andersen has
been unable to attend school for
Last Sunday morning J.I. Diehl
of Reading delivered his
farewell discourse at the
Brethren church, using as a text
Last Friday evening a number of
young folk assembled at the home
of J.N. Kimmel where a pleasant
time was had. The occasion was a
surprise in honor of Lloyd's
twenty first birthday.
Mr. Alfred Anscomb has been on
the sick list for about two
weeks but is on the mend now.
Mr. M. Harding has returned to
his home at Dellavan, Minn.,
after having made his brother,
Mr. Ed. Harding a good visit.
Messrs. Harding and Burgeson
went to Worthington Monday to
serve on the jury at this term
of district court.
Mr. Weinandt of the Worthington
Herald made a business trip to
The Ladies Aid of the Methodist
church met with Mrs. G.C.
Winchel Friday afternoon.
Rev. Donahue who has been
assisting Rev. Grosscup in
revival services at Dundee,
departed for Mankato Monday.
Mrs. G.C. Winchell and Master
Clark went to Fulda Saturday.
Mr. John Coffit's sisters
visited Mr. and Mrs. Coffit last
Mr. J. Kunetrh [sic] made a
business trip to the county seat
Mrs. C.W. and Miss Violet Davis
were shopping in Fulda
Mr. John Nimmerfroh pulled his
threshing rig in Wednesday, he
having finished his last job of
threshing a few days ago.
W.H. Baker is attending court in
the capacity of juror.
F.A. Durfee, wife and daughter
returned from Iowa Tuesday.
Mrs. Jas. Baird was a
Worthington visitor Tuesday.
John Eggleston has been
suffering from an attack of
J.I. Diehl and family have
vacated the house of H.H. Read
and expect to leave this section
soon. Just where they will
locate is uncertain. They expect
to spend some time with
relatives in Iowa. By their
departure this community loses
one of its best families.
Miss Lulu Baker is slowly
recovering from a sick spell.
She has been under the care of
Dr. Humiston. The cause of the
illness was inflamatory
rheumatism. Her many friends are
pleased to hear of her recovery.
L.G. Upphoff was a county seat
H.L. Strickler, of Appleton,
this state, has been circulating
among friends in this section
the past week. He is still
interested in town property here
and has been combining business
Mrs. L.G. Uphoff has been
seriously ill this week.
John Whelan and Fred Mohr
departed Tuesday for an extended
trip in Kansas, Texas and New
Mexico. The former is looking
for a location.
and wife returned the fore part
of the week from a trip to the
northern part of the state.
Rev. D. Gibb, of Rushmore was a
caller in this village Tuesday.
The Ladies Aid society met to do
some sewing for Mrs. L.G. Hess,
Friday of last week. The society
meets at the home of Mrs. D.
Hulser, this week.
F.W. Hulser and family of
Sutherland, are visiting with
relatives north of town. They
drove through and report very
Word has been received here that
Nelson Scott has reached his
destination, in New Mexico. No
details. There is quite a rush
of settlers to that section at
present and the railroads are
giving reduced rates to
encourage the movement.
Thomas Eide, who [has] been
attending school at Worthington,
was at home on Sunday last.
Earl Guernsey and his sister
Miss Santa Guernsey from Parker,
S.D., are visiting here with
relatives and friends. They are
not strangers here as they have
been here before, and had so
good a time that they thought
they would come again. They
think Nobles county is a pretty
good place, almost as good as
Parker. Their friends are much
pleased to see them.
A. Yeske, our Bigelow stock
buyer one day last week paid out
over $5,000 for hogs and cattle
delivered to him at Bigelow on
that day. These days more stock
is shipped away from a little
village like bgl than at one
time were shipped from the whole
On Saturday the 16th, a number
of the friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Carper called on them and spent
a very pleasant day with them.
It was the 25th anniversary of
their wedding; a very fitting
time for their friends to call
on them. Mr. and Mrs. Carper
came here about a year ago and
in that time they have made many
warm friends who are pleased to
show them esteem.
Mrs. Mark Eshleman entertained
the Mission Band on Thursday of
last week about thirty were
present they will meet with Mrs.
Paul Schulz Thursday March 1st.
Everybody is invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Slifer are
rejoicing over the arrival of a
13 1/4 pound boy. Miss May
Kimmel is staying with them.
J.P. Schechter spent Sunday at
Miss Vail came out to take up
her school work Monday after a
three week's illness.
Ralph Eikenberry is moving this
week from the "Eikenberry Home"
place, on the old John Nelson
farm which he has rented for
several years. Mr. Ramey from
Barnum, will move on the farm
vacated by Mr. Eikenberry, which
he purchased last year.
Roscoe Eshleman wife and son are
visiting with A.F. Eshleman and
About thirty young people from
this vicinity were entertained
at the Kimmel home on Friday
evening of last week, the party
was given in honor of Lloyd's
twenty-first birthday. Games
were played refreshments served,
after which the guests departed,
all reporting a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Erickson gave
a surprise party in honor of
Messrs Carl Swanson and John
Erickson Wednesday evening
February 20. About thirty young
people were present and all
enjoyed a very pleasant time, it
proved to be a complete surprise
to the two young gentlemen.
J.I. Deihl and family left on
Wednesday for central Iowa to
visit relatives and friends.
E.D. Tripp of Round Lake was in
the city on business Tuesday.
Mrs. John Good of Reading was in
the city Wednesday on shopping
F.C. Stitser left on Tuesday for
St. Paul to attend the Grand
Lodge of the United Workmen.
W.E. Larimoure of Dewald
township was on the sick list
first of the week.
Elegant, house to let, well
situated and good neighborhood.
Enquire of E.B. Paul.
Dr. Henry Wiedow made a
professional trip to Lake Park
on Thursday of last week.
C.P. Taylor was down from
Reading this week attending
court as a witness in the Poppen
John Whelan and Fred Mohr of
Reading took the train here
Tuesday for Texas, to look over
Albert Amundson has arranged to
open a restaurant in the Workan
building, next to Clark's shoe
store, about the first of March.
The last number of the
entertainment course is a
lecture by Dr. Gunsaulus, which
will be given March 4th. Seats
will be on sale Feb. 28th.
At the farmers' institute, next
week, Dr. J.N. Gould will make a
display of healthy and diseased
animal tissues in the course of
his lecture on the "Detection of
Unsoundness in Horses."
F.C. Stitser returned last week
from his trip to the Southwest.
He visited Texas, Arizona and
old Mexico and says he found
some fine country and a great
deal that was not fit for a
white man to live in. He has not
yet decided on his future plans.
Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Hobson
returned home Wednesday from
Rochester. Mrs. Hobson is
improving rapidly from her
recent illness which was not
appendicitis, as the Advance was
Peter Berg has disposed of his
personal property and left on
Thursday for California, where
he will make his future home.
Mrs. Berg and daughter Emma left
for Chicago on Tuesday, where
the latter will enter a school.
Mrs. Berg will go from there to
the old country for a visit.
Later she will join Mr. Berg in
The funeral of Miss Harriet Owen
was held from the Methodist
church Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock, conducted by Rev. G.A.
Cahoon and Rev. J.E. Evans. The
deceased was sixty nine years of
age, the greater part of her
life having been spent in Ohio,
in ministration of others. For
the past three and a half years
she had resided in Worthington
with her sister, Mrs. S.F.
Pepple. Interment was made in
the Worthington cemetery.
Microfilm, Worthington Advance; Minnesota Historical
Society, St. Paul, MN; obtained March, 2008.