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Friday, July 5, 1907

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Friday, July 12, 1907

WILL CONTESTED
The Elof Nordquist Estate Valued at $25,000 Involved in Litigation
John A. Sahlboom, Father and Guardian Ad Litem of Principal Heir Brings Contest
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Obituary.
 
We are very sorry indeed to chronicle the sad fact of Mrs. Harriett Yale's death. She was a resident of Worthington for a number of years and won the love and respect of all who knew her. She was of a kindly and sincere disposition and won many friends here who will deeply sympathize with her little daughter, Bernice, and her bereaved mother, sisters and brothers. The following obituary is taken from a Jefferson, Iowa, paper:
 
The funeral services over the remains of Harriet (Beard) Yale, occurred last Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, from the residence of Mrs. Samuel Beard. The exercises were conducted by Rev. W.C. Halbert, of the Baptist Church, of which society Mrs. Yale had been a member since early girlhood. Quantities of beautiful flowers covered the casket as it was lowered away from sight under Thursday's calm sunshine, and every feature of the service was most appropriate and honoring to this dead daughter of Jefferson.
 
Harriet Beard was born in Jefferson, September 14, 1866. One of a large and happy family of children, her girlhood in our schools, in the church, and in society was a period of great happiness. The Beard home was one of the centers ofsocial enjoyment and Harriet had friends by the score. In October, 1894, she was married to Bruce Yale and since that time her life has been spent elsewhere. One child blessed this union, Bernice, now aged nine years, and her grief in the loss of her mother was most pitiful.
 
A husband, a mother, three brothers and two sisters survive the deceased. Of the latter, Will Beard, of Chicago, Mrs. Jessie Lower, of Scranton, Mrs. Dorothy Johnston and Mr. George Beard, of Butte, Montana were here for the funeral. The brother Frank who is in Los Angeles, Cal., was unable to be present. In company with many old friends The Bee expresses a deep sense of loss in the death of this daughter of our city, and sympathy for the family who are so sorely tried in this hour of bereavement.
 
Off For Sweden
 
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Noren left on Tuesday for a visit to their old home in Sweden, where they will spend a couple of months. They were accompanied to the depot by a party of friends who gave them a hearty send off.
 
For Sale
 
I offer for sale my home in Clary addition, cheap, if sold soon. Good terms. E.L. Nance.
 
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Jim Baker lost a valuable pet dog one day this week by the poison route.
 
Miss Faunberg, of Windom, is visiting friends in the city this week and attending the Chautauqua.
 
G.F. Hillstrom, a prominent real estate man of Collendar, Ia., is here visiting friends and taking in the Chautauqua.
 
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
 
Indian Lake.
 
While Edward Bilsten was fishing last week he kicked a bullhead back in the lake with his bare foot and struck one of its horns which ran into the foot. Besides causing him great pain blood poison resulted from the wound, necessitating a physician's care for several days.
 
Mr. A. Grann, of Sioux City, is spending several days here visiting old time friends.
 
Mr. G.E. Larson, of Sioux City, is spending a few days with his son, Charles G.
 
Eddie Larson and family, of Brewster, spend Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Saxon.
 
Gust Larson and Miss Selma Jacobson, of Worthington, were calling on friends last Sunday.
 
Chas. G. Larson left Saturday for Sioux City, returning Monday.
 
Rev. Oberg is enjoying a visit from his brother this week.
 
Brewster.
From the Tribune.
 
C.R. West went up to St. Paul Friday night and met Mrs. West and Theodore, who had come from Baltimore.
 
Adrian
From the Democrat:
 
James R. Jones returned Saturday from Canada, where he has been looking after the large real estate interests of the Jones Bros.
 
W.R. Mansel, of Cherokee, Iowa, has been here since Tuesday enjoying a little vacation. Cherokee is a good town, but not good enough to make him forget Adrian.
 
Mrs. James R. Jones and Miss Ethel Jones returned Saturday from Milwaukee, where Mrs. Jones has been taking a course of treatment at the Sacred Heart Sanitarium. She is considerably improved in health.
 
Bigelow.
From the Signal:
 
Harry Gray has accepted a position as assistant in the Bank of Bigelow and took up his labors July 1st.
 
Mr. and Mrs. James Runger were passengers for the County Seat Saturday morning, where they visited with friends until Tuesday morning.
 
Mrs. Sadie Hand spent Monday with friends in the County seat.
 
Rushmore.
From the Enterprise.
 
J.B. Ludlow got home Sunday morning from a two week's trip through the northern part of Minnesota and a part of the two Dakotas. He says the crop prospects are good through the section of the country he visited.
 
Attorney Smith was over from Worthington Monday on business.
 
Milton Ludlow was over from Worthington Sunday visiting relatives.
 
Senator Bedford was down to Sioux City on business a couple of days the first of the week.
 
The Peavy and Soo elevators at this place have recently been sold. Thy Plymouth Elevator Co. has purchased the Peavy house, but we have not learned the name of the new owner of the Soo house. There will be no change in the management of the two houses.
 
Elk.
 
Irvin Smith is visiting with his sister, Mrs. A.G. Finckh.
 
Mr. Theo. Hinrichs has purchased a hay stacker.
 
A number of friends gathered at the home of Mr. Robt. Free where they listened to a sermon by W.H. Lichty in the forenoon and a seasonable program in the afternoon. A very palatable meal was served during the intermission.
 
J. Schechter Jr. has added a hay loader to his outfit of farming tools.
 
Ralph Eikenberry has one leg done up in a plaster paris, result of a mixup with a swing the Fourth.
 
N.D. Mity and wife of Lake Park, Iowa, came up Saturday evening and took in the meetings over Sunday.
 
Paul Schultz is suffering from nerve paralysis in one eyelid.
 
J.M. Kimmel was called to Sheldon to attend the funeral of a nephew who was drowned the Fourth.
 
C.S. Hilary was called to the same place to preach the funeral sermon of cousin to the above mentioned young man who was drowned at the same time and place. The two drowned together.
 
Reading.
 
At the present writing Robert Merideth (colored) is loading his car of household goods, farming implements etc. for shipment to his old home at Onarga, Ill.
 
Geo. Smith and family returned to his work at Slayton, Monday, after a short visit among relatives and friends.
 
Mrs. Charley Hagberg is visiting with relatives at Stacy, Minn., while Charley is carrying a long face and acting the bachelor.
 
Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Bielke and Mrs. Wahe were down close to Sioux City Saturday and Sunday, being called there on account of the death of Mr. Bielke's brother-in-law. They returned on Monday.
 
F.W. Shaffenberg is the happiest man in the county. It is a boy, weighs 8 1/4 lbs. Mother and babe are doing well. Some one suggested that they should give it some patriotic name as he was born on Independence day.
 
Miss Alice Hulser was up from Worthington Saturday, where she is attending the summer school.
 
Mrs. J.R. Pettis and Mrs. F.E. Eggleston are at Aurora, South Dakota, where Mrs. Pettis' sister is quite sick, owing to a stroke of paralysis.
 
F.A. Durfee and Miss Fauny Miller went to Worthington Monday.
 
John Whelan is in Nobles County again, having come north to miss some of the Texas heat and to look after business here until fall.
 
Ellsworth.
From the News.
 
A.D. LaDue, wife and daughter, F.A. Leicher and A.J. Campfield composed an automobile party who rode down from Luverne Tuesday afternoon and spent a few hours on our streets.
 
LOCAL NEWS
 
Alfred Mahlberg was in from Bigelow township Monday.
 
Miss Ruth Pfeil is visiting relatives at Lake Park, Iowa.
 
John Ruger, of Lismore, was a county seat visitor Monday.
 
S.P. Bach, of Round Lake, was a Chautauqua visitor Wednesday.
 
F. Bechtel of Los Angeles, Cal., is here looking after real estate interests.
 
Prof. L.W. Chaney, of Northfield, is a guest at the home of Col. J.A. Town.
 
The Misses Boyle, of Adrian, came over Monday to attend the Chautauqua.
 
Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Chaney, of Minneapolis, are here on visit to relatives and friends.
 
Mrs. A. Johnson and daughter, Adelia, of Dundee, were Chautauqua visitors Tuesday.
 
George Mackay, of Hinckley, Minn., is here on a visit at the home of his brother, James.
 
Banker Chas. Nienaber, of Round Lake, transacted business at the county seat Wednesday.
 
F.M. Saddler and party of four came up from Ellsworth yesterday to hear Father Cleary's lecture.
 
R.B. Mitchell, of Spencer, Ia., has taken a position as assistant cashier in the Citizens National Bank.
 
Julius Rippberger and wife, of St. Paul, are here on a two week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Rippberger.
 
Miss Charlotte Snow and Miss Maud Chesley, of Adrian, came over Saturday last to attend the Chautauqua.
 
The mail carrier on Route 2 has been nicely remembered by J.E. Peterson and A.C. Johnson, with a fine lot of strawberries.
 
Miss Esther and Raymond Peterson, of Pillager, have been visiting Worthington friends and taking in the Chautauqua this week.
 
Willard G. Crever and wife, of St. Paul, are here on a visit at the Crever home for a few days. Willard was at one time a member of the Advance force.
 
H.R. Rockwell and Ole Landberg left yesterday on a trip to the Pacific Coast. Mrs. Rockwell accompanied her husband as far as Mankato, where she will visit during his absence.
 
WM. Jessen and family, of Seward, were in the city yesterday doing trading and taking in the Chautauqua. Mr. Jessen says that he has this year the finest piece of corn he had ever seen.
 
L.S. Patterson, of Marshall, was a Chautauqua visitor Tuesday.
 
Miss Chistie [Christie?] Wick, of Jackson, is here taking in the Chautauqua.
 
H.S. Boyce, of St. James, was a Chautauqua visitor Wednesday.
 
Geo. W. Baker, of Wilmont, was in the city on business Wednesday.
 
Miss Sarah Town, of Owatonna, is a guest at the home of Col. J.A. Town.
 
Mr. and Mrs. C. Sterling returned on Monday from their visit to Minneapolis.
 
Mrs. Hammond, of St. James, was a visitor at the Chautauqua Wednesday.
 
Born -- On Wednesday, July 10, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. John A. Boberg, a son.
 
Banker J.S. Tolverson, of Fulda, was down Sunday taking in the Chautauqua.
 
H.M. Hancock and Heny Teyoning, of Adrian, were at the Chautauqua Wednesday.
 
Mrs. F.H. Smith and daughter, Mildred, of Sheldon, attended the Chautauqua this week.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Borst and son, of Windom, were visitors at the Chautauqua Wednesday.
 
Mrs. N.P. Nelson returned to Minneapolis Tuesday after a visit with Worthington friends for a week.
 
Rev. Saunders, of Fulda, received a painful injury at the Chautauqua grounds last Sunday by stepping on a rusty nail.
 
Wilmont Tribune: Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dougherty of near Rushmore, and T.C. Ager and wife, of Worthington, visited over Sunday at the Ager homes in this city.
 
Sheriff Newton Fauskee left on Wednesday for Sing Sing, N.Y., to get one Harry Harris, who some years ago escaped from Sheriff Mike Reiter while being transported to Stillwater. Harris, who has about completed a term at Sing Sing for picking a pocket, was arrested here for picking the pocket of Roadmaster Walter Dunbar, and sent up for 4 years and 10 months.
 
Miss Rosedale, of Mankato, is a guest at the home of Rev. G.A. Cahoon.
 
Rev. J.D. Gibbs, of Rushmore, has been attending the Chautauqua here this week.
 
V.E. Butler came down from Heron Lake Wednesday to visit his family which is camping here.
 
H.C. Wright, wife and son, of Pipestone, came down Wednesday and spent a couple of days at the Chautauqua.
 
John Wind and Anna Storm were married up at Wilmont the other day. That locality would seem to be in for a series of little cyclones.
 
John Carlson, who is building a line of elevators in North Dakota, came home Monday and remained with his family until Wednesday.
 
August Roshon, who has spent the past year here visiting his sons, S.A. and I.A., left on Tuesday for Columbus, O., where he will make his future home.
 
Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Jolley, of Dakota City, Washington, are here on a visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. A.P. Rose. They will also visit at points in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri before returning to their western home. Mr. Jolley called at the Advance office Monday morning and during the conversation stated that he had 1100 acres in wheat this year. Quite a good sized wheat field, even for a western country.
 
Myron Allen and wife, of Watertown, S.D., who spent several days here visiting his parents and other relatives, returned to their home Monday afternoon. Mr. Allen was for a time employed in the electric light plant at Watertown, but at present is engaged in contracting in electric wiring.
 
Local News.
 
Editor Schafer visited the Adrian campers at the Chautauqua grounds Sunday.
 
F.E. Scott and wife, of Round Lake, registered at the Western last Saturday.
 
J.S. Pettingill and wife, of Adrian, came over Sunday to attend the Chautauqua.
 
Mr. and Mrs. C.R. West, of Brewster, came down Sunday to take in the Chautauqua.
 
H.H. Hart made a trip over the Currie branch Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hart Commission Co.
 
Rudolph Geyerman and A.L. Wells came down from Brewster Friday to hear LaFollette's lecture.
 
Gerald Sharp returned a few days ago from the Pacific Coast. He is greatly taken up with that counrty and will return there at the end of the year.
 

Friday, July 19, 1907

Born -- On Saturday, July 13, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, a son.
 
A little son of S. Kall is down with diphtheria.
 
W.H. Hawkins, of Dewald township, was a caller on Tuesday afternoon.
 
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
 
Elk.
 
Mr. Henry Schechter of Sumter, Kansas, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Chas. Hilary, and other relatives at this place.
 
Misses Adra Winters, Flora Boyden and Jessie Metz, and Messrs. Sam Winters and Ray Metz came up from Lake Park on Saturday to spend Sunday with Paul Schultz and family also to take in the Chautauqua.
 
Robt. Free and family spent Sunday with Frank Williams.
 
Mrs. A. Oberman and ms Bessie Loveless spent Wednesday with Paul Schulz and family.
 
J.M. Kimmel returned on Saturday from Waterloo, Ia., where he went to attend the funeral of his nephew from Sheldon, who was drowned on the 4th.
 
Ires Studebaker and daughter Helen spent a few days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Eshleman, picking strawberries.
 
Mrs. Chas. Hilary entertained the Mission Band on Thursday of last week. They will meet with Mrs. Frand Bickner next Thursday.
 
Round Lake.
From the Graphic:
 
Ed. Stoltenberg, of Worthington, was in town last Friday and again on Monday.
 
Banker Evans was down from the county seat last Saturday.
 
W.E. Thielvoldt and family are in Worthington today to attend Chautauqua and visit friends.
 
Curstis [Curtis?] Morgan and two daughters were passengers on Saturday's evening train enroute for Worthington, where he attended Chautauqua that night. His daughters remained over Sunday on a visit with their paternal grand parents.
 
J.L. Mangelson arrived home Saturday afternoon from Rochester, this state, where his wife last week, underwent a successful operation for gallstones, which ailment is supposed to have started about 16 years ago. Her many friends will be delighted to learn that she is getting along nicely and likely will be better health than heretofore.
 
Brewster.
From the Tribune:
 
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Gordon returned yesterday morning from a visit with their son Charles at Worthington.  Next Tuesday they leave for Verndale to spend two months with their son who resides in that vicinity.
 
B.F. Tanner and wife, who claim to have been the first settlers in Graham Lake twp., have left their place on Section 32, known as the Pioneer Farm, and have gone to Cherokee, Ia., to live with their daughter, Mrs. Tracy. John A. Anderson, who lives on the adjoining farm, is working the Tanner place.
 
H.H. Pinz was in the twin cities the first of the week on business, and while there he purchased a twenty horse power gasoline or kerosene engine for use in the Brewster feed mill. The engine will be set up soon to take the place of the traction engine which has been used since the mill was built, the latter machine being needed elsewhere during the threshing season.
 
Wilmont.
From the Tribune:
 
J.W. McBride of Worthington was a Wilmont caller Wednesday.
 
Charles Knudson was quite badly disfigured on the morning of July 4 by the premature explosion of a cannon firecracker. He was lighting it on a cigar held by another man when it suddenly exploded, badly bruising his hand and face. Hereafter Charley says he will let the other fellow hold the cracker.
 
Ellsworth.
From the News.
 
Rev. Father Griffin, accompanied by Ramond Bofenkamp, left last Sunday afternoon for a short visit with friends and former classmates at various points in New York, and at his old home at Rochester.
 
James McRoberts returned Tuesday from a several days' visit at Iowa Falls, Iowa. He witnessed the cloudburst which did so much damage down that way and returned much surprised to find that the rain had not extended to this point.
 
Mrs. E.E. Lovrein, daughter Ruth and mother, Mrs. M.A. Nowell, are spending a few weeks with relatives at New Hampton, Iowa. In the meantime we are getting a square meal once in a while -- as some thoughtful friend sees our need of it -- and during the balance of the time fill up on anything else that may come our way.
 
Bigelow
From the Signal.
 
Ralph Beckley, our enterprising butcher, spent Tuesday transacting business at the county seat.

James Kain, a brother of Mrs. Ostrom, is assisting at the hotel and butcher shop while Guy is away in the far west. John E. Salstrom
 
 and family spent Sunday at Worthington in attendance at the Chautauqua, listening to the address of Judge Lindsey.
 
Mrs. Michael Sorem is spending the week at the home of her parents at the county seat and is spending most of the time at the Chautauqua grounds listening to the good things that are on the program of the assembly.
 
Miss Emma and Annabel Ruprecht and mother, who had been spending a few days with relatives at the county seat and enjoying the good things at the Chautauqua, returned to their home here Sunday afternoon.
 
Mrs. Sundberg Hurt.
 
Mrs. Sundberg, who lives in Dewald township, met with a serious mishap on Monday afternoon. She went out to an old well on an errand and as she stepped on the platform the boards gave away, and she was precipitated to the bottom. She remained in the water an hour and a half before she was rescued, and was nearly done up by her chilly experience.
 
LOCAL NEWS
 
D.P. Schechter was in from Elk on Monday.
 
A. Kirk of Elk was in the city Tuesday doing trading.
 
Editor Clower of Bigelow came up Sunday to take in the Chautauqua.
 
J.E. Long, of Dewald, was in the city yesterday doing trading.
 
C.J. Paine, of Hersey, was a Worthington visitor yesterday.
 
L.M. Austin came up from Round Lake Wednesday for a couple of week's visit.
 
Miss Myrtle Stowell, of Sioux Falls, visited friends here the latter part of last week.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Voak, of Brewster, spent several days at the Chautauqua the latter part of last week.
 
Editor Hamstreet of Rushmore came over Sunday to hear Dolliver, and visit Rushmore people at the Chautauqua.
 
Arthur Kumler and Joe Hilyard on Wednesday operated the sawmill in the yard of the Colman Lumber Co.
 
Mrs. Abie Elliott, of Estherville, Ia., is here on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. E.A. Tripp, and son, N.H. Elliott, of Dewald.
 
E.P. and E.J. McEvoy, of Emmetsburg, Ia., are here looking after farming interests in the eastern part of the country.
 
E.A. Little of Elk township was in the city on business Wednesday. He reports that crops in his section are doing exceedingly well.
 
R.H. Torrance went to Sioux Falls on Monday to take in the Barnum and Bailey circus and spend a few days visiting friends.
 
Ernest Anderson is driving the delivery rig for Torrance and Son. Ole Noren, the former driver, has been promoted to a clerkship.
 
R.U. Hattenhauer, the blacksmith, has given up his shop here and taken a position at Chamberlain, S.D. His family will soon follow him.
 
Mrs. Reilly and daughter, of Sioux Falls, who had been visiting at the residence of her brother, Mayor E.A. Tripp, returned home on Wednesday.
 
H. Peter Lewis, the manager of the Benson-Cabot store at Wilmont, attended the Chautauqua on Sunday. His family were camped here most of the session.
 
P.W. Ledine, of Bigelow township, was in the city Tuesday transacting business. He says that crops of all kinds are now looking as well as any other year at this time.
 
The directors of the Bath House Association held a meeting on Wednesday evening and transacted routine business. The association is in fine financial condition, being out of debt and having about $100 in the treasury.
 
Loren Clark left last Friday on a trip to the Pacific Coast, in company with A.C. Hedberg, of Mankato. They went out by the way of Denver and Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, and will visit up the coast to Seattle. From there they will make their way back over the Northern Pacific. They will be absent about a month.
 
Mrs. E.K. Smith visited friends at Adrian Tuesday.
 
J.F. Tinnes, of Adrian, was in the city last Saturday.
 
G.H. Bunker, of Wilmont, was registered at the Western Monday.
 
M.L. and M.R. Loafman, of Reading, registered at the Allen House Monday.
 
Charlie Barkelew, of the Ramage dray line, was on the sick list the first of the week.
 
J.S. Frink did a job of plumbing for P. Geyerman and Son, at Brewster, on Wednesday.
 
Conductor Hayes has had his residence painted, which greatly improves its appearance.
 
Mrs. H.S. Hobson entertained the Euchre Club on Tuesday afternoon in a very delightful manner.
 
Rev. R.B. Tibbitts and family, of Mabel, Minnesota, are visiting at the home of her father, H.S. Lewis.
 
Miss Hattie Bishop, of Tacoma, Wash., and Miss Edith Fiefield, of St. Paul, are guests at the home of C.R. Bishop.
 
W.G. Myers has packed the remnant of his stock of hardware and shipped it to Milroy, where he has another store.
 
Joe Franck has been down from Minneapolis the past week visiting friends. His pparents are on a visit in New York state.
 
A little son of Oscar Larson, who lives on 9th street, is down with diphtheria, said to have been contracted at the Chautauqua grounds.
 
Frank Prideaux and wife, of Adrian, attended the Chautauqua Saturday and Sunday. They were guests at the James home while in the city.
 
The carrier on Route 1 is grateful to Mrs. Steinman, Mrs. Alex Wilson, and Mrs. Hastings for liberal samples from their strawberry patch.
 
Mrs. Henry Gribler, a niece, and Mrs. C.H. Ridout, a sister of Mrs. M.E. Fish, both of Oshkosh, Wis., were guests at the Fish home the first of the week.
 
Marshal Roshon on Wednesday evening gathered in an anti-prohibitionist who had been to Round Lake and loaded up with a jag bigger than he could carry.
 
Mr. and Mrs. John Stillwell, of Oakland, Cal., visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Fish the latter part of last week. They went from here to Eau Claire, Wis.
 
Mrs. Thurston left Thursday for Estherville, Ia., for a short visit with friends. From there she goes to Fairmont to attend a camp meeting, then to Sioux City to attend special meetings.
 
Vern Hurlbert and wife, Merle Hurlbert and wife, John Black and Miss Alice Hefele were among the Worthington people who went to Sioux Falls to take in the Barnum and Bailey circus, Monday.
 
County Commissioners J.G. Marphy, of Adrian, O.D. Bryan, of Ellsworth, Wm. Moss, of Dewald, and J.L. McConkey, of Brewster, were here this week attending the board of equalization.
 
Mrs. Dennis, of Luverne, was taken seriously ill at the Chautauqua grounds last week, where Rev. Dennis and family were camping. She was taken to the Worthington hospital where she was cared for until able to return home on Monday.
 
Roy Wakefield, who has served as private secretary to Roadmaster Walter Dunbar for several years, leaves today for Coffeyville, Kan., where he takes a clerical position in large railroad shops. Mr. Wakefield is a very agreeable young man and his many friends will regret his departure from Worthington.
 
A.E. Hart made a business trip to Brewster yesterday.
 
Dr. and Mrs. Saxon are visiting in Indian Lake for a few weeks.
 
Miss Josephine Dayton, of Minneapolis, is a guest of Miss Florence Webb.
 
Miss Rosedale, of Mankato, is a guest at the home of Rev. G.A. Cahoon.
 
Born -- On Saturday, July 13, to Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Darling, of Elk township, a son.
 
R.L. Morland is in St. Paul this week attending a meeting of the state board of pharmacy.
 
Ord Fairfield and family, of Mankato, are here on a visit to his mother, Mrs. G.A. Fairfield.
 
Miss Bertha Noble, who had been a guest of Miss Lillian Darling, left for her home in Windom Tuesday.
 
Miss Jennie Torrance left Thursday morning for Winona where she will be joined by a cousin on a trip to St. Louis.
 
Mrs. E.J. Helmick and son Lloyd, left on Monday for a visit with relatives at Muskegon, Mich., to be absent several weeks.
 
Mrs. Frank Seeley, who had been visiting in Wisconsin for the past six months, returned home the latter part of last week.
 
The ladies of the Christian Aid Society will give a tea at the home of Mrs. G.M. Walker, on Thursday, July 25th. Ice cream and cake will also be served.
 
John Benson, the furniture man, will be out the use of an eye for some time. He tried to stop one of those patent boomerangs with it, with rather disastrous results. Fortunately, he will not lose the use of it altogether.
 
Dr. Cowgill, who has recently completed a tour through Africa, Europe and the Holy Land, has reached home, and will now impart to Marshall District some of the benefits and blessings he has received from his travels and experiences in those countries.
 
A magnificent hand-painted punch bowl was on exhibition at Brace's jewelry store this week, which attracted a great deal of attention and admiration. The painting was the work of Miss Nellie Crever, and displays a remarkable degree of skill and talent in that young lady. Miss Crever is perfecting herself in this work, and her many friends hope some day to see her rank among the best artists in this line of work in the country.
 
J.G. Scott, of Calvin, N. Dak., arrived on Thursday of last week for a week's visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Scott, of this city, and other relatives in this county. Mr. Scott has been in the employ of the Union investment Co. the past two years, and for nearly a year past has been stationed at Calvin. He was formerly assistant cashier of the Citizens National Bank.
 
Local News.
 
Mrs. Nathan Berkhimer, of Humbolt, Iowa, spent a couple of weeks visiting her sons at this place and Wilmont.
 
M.R. Berkhimer, of the Wilmont Tribune, was a Chautauqua visitor Sunday. His family camped here part of the season.
 
Mr. Kale and H.A. Kunze done two days work on the Fulda road. These men know what the road needs and are sure to do good work at whatever they go at.
 
Austin Hudson, of Ewington, Jackson county, was in the city on business last Friday, and made this office a pleasant call. Mr. Hudson is an extensive breeder of Aberdeen Angus cattle, and is getting ready for a big sale the coming fall.
 

Friday, July 26, 1907

Birthday Club
 
The Birthday Club was entertained on Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. Thos. Dovery. Contests and games were the order of entertainment. Refreshments were served.
 
On next Tuesday afternoon the club will serve a picnic supper at the park which will be attended by members of the club and their husbands.
 
Home From the Coast.
 
Frank Saxon returned last Friday from his trip to the Pacific Coast. He visited several of the larger points and found conditions far from being as rosy as they have been painted. He left David Anderson at Seattle, where he is employed in a large furniture store, and where Clarence Pannell is also employed. Mr. visited a section of California where he has 160 acres of land, but found that no developments had been made so returned home. He says he thinks a working man is far better off in the east than on the coast, and that while there are many places it would be pleasant to live, most of those places are exceedingly poor for a man of small means.
 
Hospital Notes.
 
Wm. Massig, of Kenneth, was operated on at the Worthington hospital last week for abcess on the brain.
 
Mrs. Herman Buss, of Loraine, was operated on last Saturday at the Worthington hospital for the removal of a cancer on the foot.
 
Mrs. E.Y. Wilson, of Brewster, had a tumor removed from her hand at the Worthington hospital last Tuesday.
 
Miss Pauline Johnson, of Rushmore, had a tumor removed from her neck one day last week by Drs. Manson and Geyerman at the Worthington hospital.
 
Mrs. Will Johnson, of Graham Lakes, was operated on for appendicitis last week at the Worthington hospital.
 
Miss Cornelia DeBoer, who was recently operated on at the Worthington hospital, has returned home fully recovered from her disability.
 
Mrs. Roberts, of Rushmore, is a patient at the hospital.
 
Reading.
 
R.J. Jones and family made an extensive visit to South Dakota.
 
G.T. Bulick received a car of lumber last Tuesday.
 
Rev. d'Argent preached here Sunday a.m., at Lismore in the p.m. and at Wilmont at night.
 
Banker Jones of Worthington was here Monday.
 
Jno. Kingsley was transacting business here Tuesday.
 
A. Rust and sons have begun the construction of coal bins. They plan on dealing out coal in connection with the Elevator business.
 
At the annual school meeting held last Saturday evening, G.T. Bulick was elected Treasurer for three years and H.H. Read was elected director for the unexpired term of two years.
 
The Last Old Soldier.
 
Say boys, have you heard what the newspapers say:
One hundred and fifty soldiers a day.
Footsore and weary have dropped out at last,
Back on the road where the column has passed?
 
Every week -- seven days -- keep the number in mind,
Another full regiment lagging behind;
We bid them "good bye" with a tear and a song,
And the column keeps steadily marching along.
 
Every three weeks, another brigade
Back in the quiet old churchyard is laid;
One look at the spot where they peacefully sleep,
And each to his place in the column must keep.
 
Sixty days, a division forever at rest,
No pickets thrown out, no foe will molest;
And let it be morning, at noon or at night,
The column moves on and is soon out of sight.
 
Every six months, a full army corps
Goes into camp on the furthermore shore,
No break in the column, the evening is damp,
But never mind, boys, we'll soon be camp.
 
Soon there will be but an invalid's corps,
Of an army that numbered two millions or more;
A division, a brigade, then a regiment small,
Too feeble to note when a comrade shall fall.
 
At last but a company, then a platoon,
A few struggles left, then soon; Oh, how soon,
They will read this small item: the news came today,
The last old soldier has just passed away.
 
--Ex.
 
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
 
Ransom
 
Chris Kunkel, who is enjoying a visit to Germany, writes that he will probably reach home in the forepart of August. Himself and Mrs. Kunkel have had a good long visit in the Fatherland, and, without doubt, an enjoyable one.
 
Mrs. Atkinson, sister of Squire Dow, is visiting with her niece, Mrs. F.T. Graves. Mrs. Atkinson has spent the greater part of her life in the west, and she rather prefers the west as a place to live, but for several years she has made her home at New London, Conn., where she cares for an aged lady, a relative of the family. W.N. Dow, a former Ransomite lives in the same town, and "Will," Mrs. Atkinson tells us, has a good position and is doing well. We are always pleased to receive news of that kind when we hear of the old friends who have left us. Mrs. Atkinson goes from here to North Dakota, to visit a son there.    Robert Shore.
 
Bigelow
From the Signal:
 
A very pleasant gathering took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Yates Sunday when a family reunion took place. It has been nearly four years since this family have spent a day together with their parents and the occasion was highly enjoyed by all, but more especially by Mr. and Mrs. Yates. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Yates, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Foot and son, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Foote and three sons of Sibley, Ed. Yates of Currie, Mr. and Mrs. George Fowler and daughter, Eloise, Will and Miss Myrtle Yates, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, of Spencer, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Yates of Spencer, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Yahn, of Worthington. The occasion was one that will last for years in the pleasant memories of those who participated in the occasion.
 
W.C. Wyatt and family returned from Worthington Sunday afternoon just before the rain set in. They had a tent on the Chautauqua grounds and spent most of their time there during the eleven days of the Chautauqua session.
 
Indian Lake.
 
Ray and Esther Peterson of Pillager, are visiting friends and relatives here this week.
 
Miss Ethel Saxon is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Christensen this week.
 
Mr. J.O. Larson is erecting a large modern dwelling house.
 
Mrs. Rev. N. Nilson, of Minneapolis, is visiting her parents, August Anderson and wife.
 
Philathea met with Miss Amanda Nystrom last Tuesday evening.
 
Henry Thompson and wife, of Rushmore, spent Sunday with his uncle, Oliver Thompson and family.
 
Frank Saxon and wife, of Worthington, visited friends and relatives in our town last Sunday.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nordberg and family, of Sioux Falls, S.D., are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Anderson.
 
Dr. Saxon and family, of Worthington, is spending a couple of weeks at the C. Saxon home.
 
The Misses Nellie and Elander Johnson, who are attending the Teachers' Summer School at Worthington, spent Sunday at their home in this town.
 
Adrian
From the Democrat:
 
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wetherby arranged a delightful surprise for them at the M.E. church last Saturday evening, July 13th, the occasion being the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Wetherby, who had been kept in profound ignorance of all this preparation, were enticed into a carriage under the pretense of taking a drive, and when they were set down at the church among forty or more of their friends and neighbors, the knowledge that their golden wedding was to be celebrated dawned upon them for the first time.
 
Among those who went over to the Chautauqua Friday, Saturday and Sunday were Mrs. Carrie Johnson, Miss Antoinette Johnson, Mrs. A.G. Lingren [Lindgren?], Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Sand and son Paul, Everett Lindgren, Miss Maud Graves, Theo. Ostrom, J.R. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prideaux and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lambertson.
 
Rushmore.
From the Enterprise:
 
Last Sunday afternoon while playing about a mowing machine with several other children the two-year son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ivers had the misfortune to have the index finger of his right hand cut off just above the first joint. The little folks were playing about the machine and in some way one of them got the sickle started and the Ivers child got his finger in the mowing sickle and it was taken off. The parents brought him to town and Dr. Carell dressed the wound and he is getting along all right at this writing.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson had their youngest daughter, a girl of about nine years of age, at Worthington last week and an operation was performed on her neck for terbucolosis [sic] of the glands of her throat.  We understand the doctors gave the parents little, if any, hopes of the girl ever recovering from the disease.
 
W.C. Renshaw is building an addition to his farm house and otherwise improving the appearance of his home.
 
Bert Malmquist, who went over to Worthington last week and took a position with the Omaha road in the round house, came home Sunday morning. He did not find the work to his liking and will remain on the farm for awhile yet.
 
Elk.
 
Mr. Henry Schechter of Qunita, Kansas, brother of Mrs. Hilary is visiting with relatives in this community.
 
Lismore.
From the Leader:
 
Miss Emma Dubereiner returned from her Wilmont-Worthington visit Monday afternoon.
 
Mrs. Nick Bach visited her sick mother at Wilmont a number of days the first of the week.
 
Mrs. O.B. Bratager and her little daughter left last Friday for an extended visit with a relative at Independence, Iowa.
 
L.W. Johnson and N.H. Cook were at Worthington on business. Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
Round Lake.
From the Signal:
 
Mrs. H.C. Carstensen departed yesterday morning on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Herman Kunze at Newton, Iowa. She was accompanied by her daughters, Mrs. J.P. Bliedorn and baby, Hilda and Marie.
 
John Glovka of Lismore stopped off here Monday forenoon and visited for a day. This was the first time the writer had seen him in over 25 years and we enjoyed a pleasant talk with him over old times in Illinois. He is one of Nobles county's prosperous farmers, having come here 22 years ago and owns a fine half section of land a few miles from Lismore, in which place he and his wife now reside, having retired from the farm to enjoy town life.
 
A.J. Jensen, of Round Lake township, sold his 80-acre farm to Nels Christensen. Consideration, $42.00 an acre. Mr. Jensen will probably move onto his homestead in Colorado this fall.
 
Chas. Nienaber returned Saturday morning from a trip up to Zimmerman and Westbrook, near which places he owns land.
 
Brewster.
From the Tribune:
 
Dr. Nessa came home Wednesday night from his visit in Fillmore county and the twin cities.
 
A.W. Ebert was at Heron Lake yesterday to have one of those joyful interviews with Dr. Burrill.
 
M.S. Smith was here Monday from the county seat to do some surveying on the main street. The trouble over the grade appears to be settled, and the sidewalks will probably be put in as fir planned.
 
Gusta Gilomen has been in a very serious condition again this week, never having fully recovered from the effects of her recent operation. Sophia Hartman has also been ill, but is now said to be much improved.
 
The editor and family visited over Sunday at Hardwick, Rock County, with Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Higley. Mrs. Randolph remained at Magnolia until Wednesday night.
 
Wilmont
From the Tribune:
 
Rudy Jantzi is still hauling lumber for the new barn he intends to have erected on his farm east of town.
 
Miss Edna Davis of Worthington, niece of Mr. Sowles, is helping Mrs. Sowles in the hotel.
 
Rev. Smith and family of Worthington, were visiting at the John Geisel home the first of the week.
 
Mrs. Emry Reese left Saturday for Sibley, Iowa, where she will visit her sister Mrs. T.J. Stage for a few days after which she will go to Round Lake and visit another sister, Mrs. Ed. Bostic, the remainder of the week, returning home Saturday.
 
Dr. A.B. Williams came down town Thursday morning with an extra broad smile and a box of ten cent cigars, with which he was treating his friends. When asked the cause, the Dr. informed us that the stork had just left a little ten pound daughter at his home.
 
Ellsworth.
From the News:
 
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Barto, former residents of Ellsworth, were the guests of the J.H. McRobert family Tuesday. They reside in California and have amassed a considerable estate since going to that western country. Mr. Barto was engaged in the lumber business when here.
 
J.H. McRobert is spending a few days looking after his farm interests at Sisseton, S.D. In the meantime Mrs. McRobert and son Bryan are visiting relatives in Luverne.
 
Dr. C.A. Gill and family returned the fore part of the week from their several weeks visit with relatives and friends at Wilton and Madison, Wis. They were present at the Old Home Week celebration in Madison and enjoyed the occasion to the utmost.
 
LOCAL NEWS
 
Mrs. W.H. Barkelew is on the sick list.
 
W.H. Blume returned yesterday from a trip to Jackson.
 
Ole L_ndberg left this week for Watertown, S.D. on business.
 
Christ Hartwick, of Fulda, was in the city on business Wednesday.
 
J.H. Scott and wife are visiting relatives and friends in Bigelow township.
 
Chas. Settle is back from Oklahoma on a visit to Nobles county friends.
 
Earl Granis was here Tuesday visiting at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Alma Peterson.
 
J.F. O'Connor, of Leota, passed through town Thursday on his way home from Sioux City.
 
J.T. Smith left Wednesday night on a trip to Seattle and other points on the Pacific coast.
 
Mrs. Michael Brown, of Lismore, came down Tuesday to file the will of her late husband for probate.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Moore, of Redfield, S.D., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Ward, at the Western Hotel.
 
Mrs. B.O. Skinner and Miss Maud Chalfont, of Streater [Streator], Ill., daughters of Dr. Chalfont, are here for an outing.
 
Ed. Wierbaugh, of Ellsworth, is in the county jail for 60 days for stealing a pair of shoes from the cab of an engine.
 
Miss Clara Seeley, of this city, was married on Monday to a Mr. Cain, of Dundee, Rev. Father Sherman performing the ceremony. The young people left at onace for Dundee where they take up their residence.
 
Harry Kies, who has been home on a visit for some weeks, left on Wednesday on a trip to Philadelphia and Boston. He will go to Philadelphia by rail and from there will go to Boston by steamer. It will no doubt prove a very pleasant trip.
 
W.E. Bloom and crew have been engaged for some days past in moving the Swedish Lutheran parsonage to its new location. The building was sold to S. Kindlund, and it will be moved on the site occupied by his present dwelling. The latter building was moved to a lot on the north side of Ninth street, between 5th and 6th avenues. As soon as the parsonage building is settled in its new location it will be occupied by Mr. Kindlund and family.
 
E.H. Horton has moved into the Blood residence.
 
Jas. Montgomery was down from Wilmont last Friday.
 
J.A. Cashel made a brief trip to Mankato Tuesday on business.
 
I.F. Kelley made a flying trip to Mankato Tuesday on business.
 
John A. Saxon, of Indian Lake was in the city Wednesday on business.
 
E.W. Spielman of Worthington township, was in the city on business last Saturday.
 
Miss Alice Devaney is visiting relatives at Del Rapids, Ia., and Sioux Falls, S.D., for a few days.
 
Mrs. S. Crixley, of Ottowa, Kan., is here on a visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.A. Peterson.
 
Miss Mar [Mary?] Johnson has returned from a visit at the home of Dr. F.E. Walker, at Hot Springs, S.D.
 
King Roshon, foreman of the Advance office, was on the sick list several days the first of the week.
 
Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Dingwall, of Round Lake, did shopping and visited friends at Worthington Monday.
 
T.L. Mitchell, the Second avenue merchant, has had the appearance of his residence improved by a coat of paint.
 
Mrs. C.T. Tupper and son left this week for Spokane, Wash., to join Mr. Tupper and the other children, where they will take up their residence for a time at least.
 
W.C. Butcher, of Watertown, S.D., was here Wednesday on a visit to his little daughter, who is being cared for by her grandmother, Mrs. M. Levine.
 
The following Worthington people took Sunday dinner at the Worthington: E.J. Wolven and family, Mrs. Will Hawley, Will Loveless, E. Anderson, E.E. Baxter.
 
A party of Worthington and Dewald young people, including Ed and Will Ullrich and Charles Chermack, Misses Mary Mullin and Clara Maine, returned last Sunday from Colorado, where they went last week to file on government land which is being opened to irrigation.
 
Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Earhart and Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Otis, of Cedar Rapids, are spending their vacation here, enjoying the delights of Lake Okabena. They are stopping at the Mann residence. Mr. Earhart is claim agent for the Rock Island railroad, and Mr. Otis is his deputy.
 
R.H. Sykes, of Bayls, Ill., accompanied by his cousin, Frank Sykes, are spending a few days in Worthington. R.H. Sykes owns the farm north of town on which Whiskey Ditch is located, and is here for the purpose of adjusting the long drawn out controversy over the ditch.
 
Miss Una Hall visited in Sibley last Sunday.
 
M.E. Lawton made a trip to Lake Park Tuesday.
 
Mrs. Harry B. Lewis entertained at an afternoon tea Monday.
 
Jay Wolven is visiting in Chicago and other parts of Illinois.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Torrance are visiting relatives at Winona.
 
Mart Levine is sojourning at Colfax Springs, Ia., taking in the baths.
 
Mrs. I.A. Roshon was on the sick list several days the first of the week.
 
Rev. Roi Tibbitts and family returned to their home at Mabel yesterday.
 
Miss Kristi Wick of Jackson has been a guest of Mrs. G.W. Wilson this week.
 
Clyde Williams of Hart & Co's. force, spent Sunday with friends at Sibley.
 
John Sahlstrom, the Bigelow banker, was at the county seat on business Monday.
 
Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Town of Owatonna, are guests at the residence of Col. J.A. Town.
 
Mrs. Patterson of Hinton, Ia., is spending the summer with her son, R.H. Patterson.
 
Mrs. J.P. Biltgen went to Bigelow on Monday to visit her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Sahlstrom.
 
Peter Ringler is home from Stillwater, where he spent three years in the  state's service.
 
Ivan Pettit visited relatives at Storm Lake, Ia., a number of days the first of the week.
 
Miss Flora Buchan, the popular young lady clerk at Latta's store, is taking a month's vacation.
 
Cashier S.M. Stewart of the Citizens National Bank, transacted business at Brewster last Friday.
 
Judge G.W. Wilson is spending a few weeks at Colfax Springs taking in the baths and drinking good water.
 
Miss Mary Dabner of Faribault, who had spent a month here visiting old friends, returned home on Monday.
 
J.W. Pepple came down from St. James Sunday for a brief visit under the parental roof, returning to work Monday morning.
 
A. Hardow returned last Friday from a visit to his parents at Pillager, Minn. He found good times prevailing in that part of the state.
 
John A. Albinson has been down from Minneapolis several days and is doing some building on his farm west of town. His two daughters who accompany him are visiting friends in the city.
 
John Humiston came up from Colorado Springs Monday and spent the week here looking after business matters. He says his family like the Colorado climate very much.
 
Judge B.W. Wolstencroft of Slayton was a Worthington visitor on Tuesday, and made this office a pleasant call. The judge came down to confer with Mr. A.P. Rose in regard to material for the new history of Nobles county.
 
Rev. Edwin W. Lanham returned last week from his vacation spent in southern Iowa, and on Sunday resumed his duties as pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church. He was greatly refreshed by his rest and appeared in fine form.
 
Miss Edith Clark last Friday afternoon entertained a party of young people in honor of Miss Wick, of Jackson, and Miss Dobner, of Faribault. The afternoon and evening was very pleasantly spent in social intercourse. Dainty refreshments were served. About twenty young people were present.
 
J.F. Flynn and John A. Cashel went to Ellsworth last Saturday evening to spend Sunday visiting Mr. Flynn's mother and sister. The latter was up from Colorado on a visit and was about to return home.
 
P.T. Barnum and a local preacher had a little altercation last Saturday while coming up from Round Lake. The former had a comfortable jag aboard and the preacher fished part of his surplus stock out of his pocket and dropped it out of the window. Barnum didn't see the point of the intended joke and threatens to seek redress at law.
 
Local News.
 
Tom Hogan spent Sunday visiting his parents at Lemars, Iowa.
 
D.W. Malony is up from Iowa looking after farming interests.
 
F.H. Elbert [Eibert?] is here from Crystal Lake, S.D., on a visit at the home of I.F. Kelley.
 
Dr. W.J. Dodge is spending a couple of weeks in St. Paul visiting relatives and friends.
 
Dr. Chalfont, of Streator, Ill., has been here a number of days looking after his real estate interests.
 
Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Schulz are rejoicing over the arrival of a 15 pound girl at their home on Monday last.
 
Dr. J.N. Gould last week sold to County Commissioner O.D. Bryan, of Ellsworth, a fine ram from his flock of Oxford Down sheep.
 
Bruce Yale will leave in a few days for Butte, Mont., where he will spend six months to administer the estate of Mrs. Yale, who recently died there.

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


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