Friday, July 5, 1907
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The Elof Nordquist Estate Valued at $25,000 Involved in Litigation
John A. Sahlboom, Father and Guardian Ad Litem of Principal Heir Brings
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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.
I offer for sale my home in Clary addition, cheap, if sold soon. Good terms.
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
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
Mr. G.E. Larson, of Sioux City, is spending a few days with his son, Charles
Eddie Larson and family, of Brewster, spend Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C.R.
Gust Larson and Miss Selma Jacobson, of Worthington, were calling on friends
Chas. G. Larson left Saturday for Sioux City, returning Monday.
Rev. Oberg is enjoying a visit from his brother this week.
From the Tribune.
C.R. West went up to St. Paul Friday night and met Mrs. West and Theodore,
who had come from Baltimore.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the present writing Robert Merideth (colored) is loading his car of
household goods, farming implements etc. for shipment to his old home at
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.
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.
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
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
Mrs. A. Johnson and daughter, Adelia, of Dundee, were Chautauqua visitors
George Mackay, of Hinckley, Minn., is here on a visit at the home of his
Banker Chas. Nienaber, of Round Lake, transacted business at the county seat
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
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Borst and son, of Windom, were visitors at the
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
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
V.E. Butler came down from Heron Lake Wednesday to visit his family which is
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.
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
Mr. and Mrs. C.R. West, of Brewster, came down Sunday to take in the
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
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.
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
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
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.
From the Graphic:
Ed. Stoltenberg, of Worthington, was in town last Friday and again on
Banker Evans was down from the county seat last Saturday.
W.E. Thielvoldt and family are in Worthington today to attend Chautauqua and
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
J.S. Frink did a job of plumbing for P. Geyerman and Son, at Brewster, on
Conductor Hayes has had his residence painted, which greatly improves its
Mrs. H.S. Hobson entertained the Euchre Club on Tuesday afternoon in a very
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
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
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
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
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,
R.L. Morland is in St. Paul this week attending a meeting of the state board
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
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
The Birthday Club was entertained on Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. Thos. Dovery.
Contests and games were the order of entertainment. Refreshments were
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.
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.
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.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
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
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.
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.
Ray and Esther Peterson of Pillager, are visiting friends and relatives here
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.
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
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.
Mr. Henry Schechter of Qunita, Kansas, brother of Mrs. Hilary is visiting
with relatives in this community.
From the Leader:
Miss Emma Dubereiner returned from her Wilmont-Worthington visit Monday
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
J.F. O'Connor, of Leota, passed through town Thursday on his way home from
J.T. Smith left Wednesday night on a trip to Seattle and other points on the
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
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
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.
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
Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Town of Owatonna, are guests at the residence of Col. J.A.
Mrs. Patterson of Hinton, Ia., is spending the summer with her son, R.H.
Mrs. J.P. Biltgen went to Bigelow on Monday to visit her daughter, Mrs. J.E.
Peter Ringler is home from Stillwater, where he spent three years in the
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
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
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.
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
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.
Microfilm, Worthington Advance; Minnesota Historical
Society, St. Paul, MN; obtained March, 2008.