October 4, 1907
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SOLVES THE GREAT MYSTERY
Despondent Over Continued Ill Health Ralph Beckley Committed Suicide
He was in the Last Stage of Bright's Disease, and Had Recently Been Advised
He Could Not Live Long
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CHILDREN RUN OVER
Two Little Tots Severely Injured While Trying to Catch a Ride
Marie Lawson and Clarence McCasky Narrowly Escape a Horrible Death
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NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
Mrs. Jno. Apel has been quite ill the past week.
Mr. DeGues has rented a farm 7 miles east of Worthington.
Miss Emma Homes spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Stella Liptor.
Henry Runze went to Sioux City Monday evening with a car load of cattle.
Mrs. Geo. Hacker was on the sick list last week.
Mr. Voak of Brewster was here buying live stock the first of the week.
George Fellows left for St. Paul Sunday night, where he will attend school
A dance was given at the home of Mr. Cordis Lipton last Friday evening,
about 50 young people being present.
Mr. A.G. Finckh and family left Saturday morning for Preston, Minn., where
they will visit relatives, and attend the District meeting of the Brethren
church. They expect to reach home the 14th.
John Wilcox and Gorge Nichlos [sic], of Joliet, Ill., were visitors at the
J.M. Kimmel home Saturday afternoon.
Miss Daisie Vail, teacher of District 6, was a visitor at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Bulick over Sunday.
John Kimmel is manager of the Finckh farm during their absence.
Miss Ollie Filbrun returned home from Minneapolis last Friday, where she has
been visiting friends.
Mr. Harry Kellar returned home Monday after visiting his father-in-law, Rev.
The Misses Lesla and Emma Schulz, Ollie Filbrun and D.P. Schechter left
Tuesday for Preston, where they will attend the District meeting of the
Mr. Ike Jenkins returned on Friday from a six-weeks' visit in Illinois.
J. Hinricks was an Elk visitor over Sunday.
Miss Jessie Free is expected home this week, after a few weeks' visit with
relatives in Sandburn, Ia.
Lloyd Apel is now working for J. Schechter.
From the Graphic:
Jacob Gregerson and wife visited in Worthington Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thielvoldt were down to Lake Park between trains Friday
afternoon and last Saturday visited in Worthington.
Miss Fetterly, of Minneapolis, arrived here last Saturday and began to teach
Monday in Dist. 25, Round Lake township, known as the Hanson school.
From the Tribune:
Mrs. M.R. Berkhimer was agreably surprised last Saturday by the arrival of
her father and mother from Dakota City, Iowa, who came to make her a visit.
Miss Maud Ager went to Worthington Saturday morning to spend Sunday with her
C.T. Tupper of Seattle, Washington, a former banker of Worthington, was in
this city the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Tilman returned from an extended visit in several eastern
and southern states. They report of visiting many places where they resided
in years passed [sic], and also having a splendid time.
There was a grand reception given by Mrs. A.B. Williams and Mrs. C.W. Mead,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Williams last Friday evening in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. N.J. Lorge, who left for the west the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. N.J. Lorge left Wednesday for Randolph, Nebraska, where they
will visit a brother of Mr. Lorge's for some time, after which they expect
to go to Texas to live.
From the Democrat:
Henry Fields of Little Rock, who was married a few weeks ago, has moved to
Burlington, Colo., where he has taken up a claim.
Tom Roach threshed 1865 bushels of barley last week, the yield averaging
about 34 bushels per acre. He sold $1,327 worth at 78c per bushel and has
over $100 worth left.
Herman Schneider went to Worthington Wednesday, where he has secured a
position as hostler in the Omaha round-house.
Rev. E.E. Hastings, of Grundy Center, Iowa, has bought from Joseph Cowin a
fine half-section of land three miles north of Lismore.
Henry Holdgrafer, of Haverhill, Ia., has bought Mrs. James Cowin's 320 acre
farm in Olney township, the deal being made last Friday thru the agency of
Cox & Kilpatrick. Mr. Holdgrafer's son-in-law, John Neuroth, of South
Dakota, will occupy the farm.
W.N. Shanks, of Route 1, was in the city Monday and made this office
a pleasant call. Mr. Shanks is engaged quite extensively in breeding
Duroc Jersey swine, and recently added to his herd the prize
sweepstake sire Dale, bought from Wm. Malcolm, of Bigelow township.
Mrs. G.A. Engbritson is visiting relatives at Worthing, S. Dak.
Archy Scott of Adrian had business before the probate court on
Rev. Cahoon and family last Saturday moved into the Damon residence.
Judge P.E. Brown came over from Luverne Tuesday on official
John McCarty of Adrian had business before the probate court on
Rev. I.H. Darnell will preach at the Rust School house next Sunday
Carl Arneson has received a new hay press, and will engage in
pressing hay this fall.
G.R. Shaw, of Rushmore returned last week from Colorado, where he
has spent the summer.
George and Kenneth Butler of Heron Lake, were guests at the
Fairfield home over Sunday.
H.S. Myers returned from Minneapolis on Wednesday, where he had
spent several days on business.
Fred McNair, who has spent the summer here, left this afternoon for
Chicago, where he will spend the winter.
J.A. Cashel has spent the past week in Canada, looking after farm
lands in which he and Mr. Flynn are interested.
Miss Pearl Koeford left on Wednesday evening for Hinckly to spend a
few months at the home of her brother, John Koeford.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. Krook, who had been visiting at the home of
her brother, E.M. Dewey, in Lorain, returned to their home in
Chester Harding left on a visit to Minneapolis yesterday. He has
been compelled by ill health to give up his position in Albertus'
store, and expects to leave in a couple of weeks for Corona,
California, where his brother Merrit is located.
R.A. Cummings, a former resident of this city, but now of Los
Angeles, Cal., was a caller yesterday. He has spent several weeks
here looking after property interests, and leaves this week for
Estherville, to visit a brother. He will return to California in
about two weeks.
L. Uphoff, of Reading, was a caller last Friday.
Mrs. J.R. Tipton of Elk is visiting at Sheldon this week.
D.E. Harvey of Brewster registered at the Western Tuesday.
S.M. Grunger of Adrian was a Worthington on Wednesday [sic].
P.H. McCarvel of Brewster was a county seat visitor on Monday.
Henry Kunze went to Sioux City Monday with a car load of cattle.
John A. Bums, Iowa City, Iowa, was registered at the Allen house
Mrs. Chas. Webster, of Ocheyedan, is visiting at the home of her
son-in-law, A.J. Lynde.
Born -- On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. Erick Anderson of
Dewald, a girl.
Born -- On Saturday, Oct. 5, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Hayes, a
F.C. Turner had a tumor removed from his head, on Tuesday, at the
Miss Rudy Rippberger has left for Fulda, where she is teaching
school in District No. 37.
A. Rust of Dewald returned from Sioux City Wednesday, where he
bought a carload of lambs.
Miss Selma Jacobson left Wednesday evening for Mankato where she
expects to spend the winter.
Chas. Skewis, of the Skewis Grain Co., was down from Minneapolis
Wednesday looking after business here.
Ray, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Dewey of Loraine, was operated on
for appendicitis yesterday at the Worthington hospital.
Mrs. J. Bjerk of Iona, who was operated on last week for
appendicitis at the Worthington hospital, returned home yesterday.
Mrs. Louise Sparts returned to her home in Sioux City Wednesday,
after a visit of a couple of weeks' visit with her son, Stanley
Moore, at the Worthington.
Mrs. J.H. Jenkins, Misses Bessie and Esther Jenkins, Mrs. Emily
Dodson and Miss Gladys Dodson all of Lexington, Ill., are visiting
on Route one.
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Peterson are visiting at St. Paul, Minneapolis and
other points in the north. They will [be] gone about ten days.
E.S. Eversole and wife, who had been visiting their son, Hardy, of
Elk township, left on Tuesday for Kansas, where they will visit a
J.D. Rippberger, while traveling in Wisconsin last month met a H.M.
Johnson, who claims that he was among the first settlers in
Worthington from 1870 to 1875.
John Boberg made a trip to Minneapolis last Friday.
John F. Flynn spent Sunday with relatives at Ellsworth.
G.E. Dugan of Wilmont, registered at the Worthington on Tuesday.
Born -- On October 4th to Mr. and Mrs. John A. Albinton, of
Minneapolis, a daughter.
Judge Cory last week handed down a decision in the Nordquist estate
admitting the will to probate.
Theo. Olson of Grinell, Ia., was here the first of the week, looking
after property interests and visiting friends.
Kenneth Pettit returned last Tuesday from Storm Lake, Ia., and has
resumed his place in his father's meat market.
Glen Eggleston of Reading, was operated on for appendicitis last
week. His case was a critical one, but he is now doing nicely.
J.C. Williamson will dispose of his herd of Short Horns at auction
on Oct. 25th. Notice of the sale appears elsewhere in this issue.
Henry Mohr of Reading left on Wednesday afternoon for Hereford
Texas, where [he] has a ranch which he will develop the coming year.
Mr. and Mrs. P.F. Cole, of New Arends, N.J. are here on a visit at
the home of H.J. Ludlow. Mr. Cole and Mr. Ludlow were chums and room
mates in their boyhood days.
Rev. J.J. Filbrun of Elk, will dispose of his personal property at
auction on Oct. 22, and will leave shortly after that date for the
Pacific coast where he will spend the winter and probably locate
permanently. Notice of his sale appears elsewhere in this issue.
D.H. Sisson of Reading was in Worthington last Friday and ordered
bills for an auction sale he will hold on Oct. 15, to dispose of his
live stock and farm implements. Notice of his sale appears elsewhere
in this issue. Mr. Sisson has rented his farm, and will move into
the village of Reading, where he will engage in the livery business,
having bought out the Eggleston Bros. there.
October 18, 1907
Ralph A. Beckley was born in Barry county, Michigan, on Aug. 20th,
1869. Came with his parents to Minnesota when nine years old. He
grew to manhood in Nobles county, and made his home with his
parents, having never married. He was a strong, robust young man
until stricken with typhoid pneumonia eleven years ago, after which
his health gradually declined.
About two years ago he began to fail more rapidly. He consulted
physicians who pronounced his malady Brights Disease, -- a direct
result of the fever. Still he did not give up his work until he
became too weak to continue it longer, in fact, he never took to his
bed. He made daily visits down town and continued to hope for
recovery until the last two weeks of his life, when he became
despondent, gave up the fight and passed from this life into the
great beyond, Oct. 10th, 1907 at the age of 38 years. His familiar
form will be greatly missed on the street by his many relatives and
Ralph was of a kindly, unselfish nature and only his near friends
and relatives really knew his worth. Altho not a professing
Christian he had thought deeply on the subject, and from a
confidential conversation with a dear friend, the day before his
death, it was evident he had made his peace with his Maker, as he
declared himself not afraid to die, only for the sorrow it would
cause his family.
He leaves to mourn his loss father and mother, two brothers, one
sister, also a foster sister, who has been a member of the family
for the past eight years.
God never would send you the darkness,
If he felt you could bear the light;
But you would not cling to his guiding hand
If the way were always bright;
And you would not care to walk by faith,
Could you always walk by sight.
So he sends you the blinding darkness
And the furnace of seven-fold heat;
'Tis the only way, believe me,
To keep you close to His feet;
For 'tis always so easy to wander
When our lifes are glad and sweet.
Then nestle your hand in your Father's
And sing if you can, as you go;
Your song may cheer some one behind you,
Whose courage is sinking low;
And - well, if your lips do quive
God will love you better so.
The first hunting license ever issued to a lady in this county, was
issued to Mrs. J.N. Gould a few days ago.
The funeral of Ralph Beckley was held last Friday from the
Congregational church. Harvey and Eugene brothers of the deceased,
came home to attend the funeral.
Merwin, the 14 year old son of John Good of Reading, had his left
hand badly shattered last Sunday morning by the explosion of a
dynamite cap, with which he was playing. Drs. Manson and Geyerman
were called to dress the injured member, and found it necessary to
amputate all of one finger and part of another. Part of the thumb
was also torn away and parts of the cap lodged in the lad's face.
From the Leader:
Sarah Van Rossum had the misfortune to break one of her limbs while
playing basket ball at school house Friday morning.
C.O. Sawyer, former editor of this paper, was on our streets Monday
and Tuesday of this week. He is now agent for North Dakota land.
There was a very large attendance at the Koessler-Berning wedding
dance last Tuesday night. O'Conner's Orchestra furnished the music.
Everybody that was present reports a very good time.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
L.H. Hawkins is having a small drain of tile put in.
Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Lincoln were in Reading Sunday morning.
James Ingerson informs us that he intends leaving with his car for
their future home in Nebraska, next Friday evening.
F.E. Eggleston is straightening up his affairs preparatory for
moving to Worthington. They will take up their abode in the "Lake
City" about the 20th.
Marvin Good had the misfortune of having an explosive cap explode in
his hand last Sunday morning. One finger has been amputated and it
is feared that his thumb and an other finger will have to be taken
Crowded out last week.
Miss Violet Saxon began teaching school in the Langseth district
Philathea met with Miss Josie Thompson Tuesday evening.
Miss Adelia Hactor entertained a large number of her young friends
at luncheon last Sunday afternoon.
From the Enterprise:
J.C. Thom, who is one of the oldest settlers in Olney township, has
sold his half section farm and about Mar. 1st will move to Rushmore
to reside and enjoy the results of his thrift and economy. The
purchasers of the farm are the Thom Bros. and Herbert Bros. and the
price paid was $50 per acre.
Work is progressing nicely on the construction of the village sewer
system and the job will be completed before winter sets in.
From the Tribune:
W. Bartlett of Worthington, was a Wilmont visitor Tuesday.
Mr. Clyde Ager of Worthington, was up visiting his brothers Ray and
Walter the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery and daughters Ada and Ruth and Mr. Roy
Lewis visited at the Edwin Brickson home in Adrian Sunday.
Edgar Mayclin, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mayclin, was
kicked in the head by a horse Saturday and his skull was fractured.
The doctor was immediately called and dressed the wound, which
released the little sufferer, who is progressing nicely at this
Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery will move their household goods to
Worthington today and will follow sometime next week. Mrs.
Montgomery and two daughters will go to Ellsworth for a few days
visit with relatives before moving into their new home in
Mr. and Mrs. R. Free left for Sanburn Monday to attend the funeral
of Mrs. Free's father.
Mrs. Venus Eshelman is visiting with her brother Roscoe, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schechter, of Hancock, Minn., are visiting here
this week. They will leave for the west with Mr. Filbrun the last of
Miss Selma Sundberg visited with her sister, Mrs. J. Schechter, a
couple of days this week.
Gerald Sharp and H.A. Kunze were over near Brewster last Thursday.
The former was looking after his threshing interests.
H.A. Kunz visited in Worthington last Friday.
Everybody in Elk township should boost for Miss May Kirk in the
Advance voting contest. She is well known and popular.
Born -- To Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Cramer, on Tuesday, Oct. 1st, a
son. Theodore is a proud man these days.
A little boy of Mrs. Hoper's is quite sick.
I.A. Milton came home on Saturday. He is rather thin and pale, but
he says he feels quite well.
Miss Jennie Siesema has taken a school for the winter in the
neighborhood of Ocheyedan. Ransom never fails to supply its full
quota of school teachers.
Lewis T. Eide raised quite a crop this year. He sold a thousand
bushels of oats at 45c and a quantity of barley at 90c a bushel. It
looks very much as if the farmers would be able to worry thru the
Jake Stoven with two men to help him, is hard at work on the
buildings he contracted to put up for Mrs. Nicoll on section 7. The
cold weather will soon be here, so Jake is making every day count.
Chris Kunkel, after visiting the fatherland and seeing how people
there, has concluded that United State is good enough for him.
Germany is a good country to live in if a man has plenty of money,
but it is a poor country for a poor man. The man who wants a better
country than the Union will have to go a long way to find it.
Mrs. J.S. Frink is visiting in Luverne.
I.F. Kelley made a trip to Minneapolis this week.
Mrs. J.S. Kies took in the carnival at Luverne last week.
The little infant of H. Jenson and wife was quite sick this week.
John Sather has accepted a position in Hart and Co's. store.
Mrs. J.R. Tipton was in from Elk Wednesday on a shopping trip.
Chester Harding returned yesterday from a short visit at Barron,
Nels Johnson recently sold a dwelling on 8th avenue to A.J. Bostrom.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bowers of Round Lake, did shopping here yesterday.
Little Gertrude Mitchell was on the sick list several days the first
of the week.
Miss Blanch Clark, of Windom, has taken a position in the Hart and
J.F. Cass, of Summit Lake, came down Tuesday evening to attend the
Odd Fellows lodge.
Mrs. J.P. Bleidorn, of Round Lake, passed through Worthington
yesterday on her way to Brewster.
Mrs. Calvin Moen and children visited at Heron Lake a few days the
first of the week. Mildred remained a few days longer with her
Miss Blanch McGowen entertained a number of her young girl friends
at a birthday party Wednesday afternoon. All present had a very
M.K. DeWitt, of Hersey, has rented his farm to C.M. Holland. Mr.
DeWitt has been advised by his physician to seek a milder climate,
and he has spent the last two weeks in Colorado looking up a
Floyd Matheson got his wrecked machine on dry land again Tuesday and
is threshing away as though nothing had happened. There was nothing
broke on the separator, and only the platform and drawbar on the
engine were broken.
The Advance is in receipt of copy a Tyndall, S. Dak., paper,
announcing the death of Miss Ollie Mabel Wheeler, which occurred Oct
6th, as the result of an operation for appendicitis. Miss Wheeler
was at one time a resident of Worthington.
W.A. Barton, of Zion City, spent a few days here this week renewing
old acquaintances and looking after business interests. He is on the
road for an office supply house at Zion City, and has been assigned
the Pacific Coast territory for this winter.
M.C. Whipkey, who lives five miles east, on the Jackson road, met
with a serious runaway accident last Monday. He was thrown out of
the rig and sustained a fracture of the bone in one leg, at the
ankle. The bone was forced through the flesh so it as exposed. Dr.
Wiedow attended him.
Mrs. G.A. Cahoon is visiting her parents near Minneapolis this week.
W.N. Shanks, of Seward, was in the city Wednesday on business.
Mike Reiter, of Ellsworth, was a county seat visitor on Wednesday.
H. Nystrom, of Route 2, was in the city Wednesday doing trading.
Miss Marjorie Shell returned on Tuesday from a visit in the twin
I.H. Kunz and wife and Henry Kunz and wife were called to Preston,
Ia., last Friday by the death of a brother.
G.F. Hillstrom, of Callendar, Ia., was here this week looking after
his business interests and visiting friends.
Mrs. J.H. Kyle and son, of Aberdeen, S. Dak., is here looking after
her farming interests northeast of town.
J.D. Humiston returned to Longmont, Colo, yesterday after a week
spent here looking after business interests.
A.J. Brennan returned on Monday from a trip to Milwaukee, and after
a few days visit left for Minneapolis.
Joseph D. Long was taken before Judge Cory this week and committed
to the hospital for insane at St. Peter.
T.H. Dutton returned on Wednesday from a trip to Wilmar, where he
spent few weeks looking after farming interests and visiting a son.
Dominic Wyler and son of Mamlsten [sic], Ia., passed through
Worthington Wednesday on their way to Wilmont to look after property
interests and visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. P.F. Cole, who had been visiting at the residence of
H.J. Ludlow for the past ten days, left on Wednesday for northern
Minnesota, where they will visit a niece before returning to their
home in New Jersey.
Born - On Friday, Oct. 11, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. Abe Light, a son.
John Cox of Adrian had business at the county seat Monday.
Dr. F.M. Manson made a trip to Minneapolis Monday on business.
John Humiston is home from Colorado for a few days looking after
Peter Schaff, who lives on the Oberman farm, will have an auction
sale the latter part of this month.
Bruce Yale was summoned to Jefferson, Iowa, last Friday by the
sudden death of his brother-in-law.
John Nelson, who lives west of the lake, will hold an auction sale
on Oct. 21st, notice of which appears else where.
Frank Eggleston and family have moved down from Reading and will
make Worthington their home for the present.
Miss Clara Prideaux has returned from her visit in Wisconsin, and is
again at her post in the county auditor's office in the court house.
Rev. G.A. Cahoon was called to the home of E.A. Avery, on the
Jackson road, last Friday morning to conduct the funeral of a month
Mrs. E.K. Smith and two children went to Rock Rapids yesterday to
visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.T. Branigan, who recently moved
there from Edna, Ia.
Archie E. Hyde, the operator at Bigelow, and Miss Lillian Granman of
that village, were married last Friday afternoon at the home of Rev.
G.A. Cahoon, who officiated.
Herbert Eggleston was brought home from Reading last week in a
crippled condition. On Thursday of last week he fell off a threshing
machine and dislocated his knee, which will lay him up for several
October 25, 1907
DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS
Light Calendar With no Case of Special Importance
Grand Jury Fails to Indict Rev. Walker and G.R. Giles
The October term of District Court convened last Monday, Judge P.E.
Brown of Luverne, presiding, and Clerk of Court Humiston, Sheriff
Fauskee and reporter Harper in their respective places.
The Grand jury had little to do, and adjourned without finding any
indictments. The only cases presented to it were against Rev. G.M.
Walker, charged with larceny of a bottle of whiskey from Anton
Olson, and G.R. Giles, charged with blind pigging.
The following other cases have been disposed of up to the time of
going to press:
Belle M. Matteson vs H.V. Millar, stricken from the calendar.
Bently & Olmstead Co. vs Keedick & Zager, verdict for defendant.
Wm. Benning vs Wm. F Reickhoff, order for dismissal stipulated.
Joe Summerfield vs Joe Scholtes, verdict for plaintiff for $20.67.
Jos. Hinricks vs Charles Rowley, continued.
Jas. F. Cox vs Ferd Kiesling, judgement for defendant.
M.F. Smith vs B.F. Holland, continued.
Porter Melick & Co. vs Anna E. Sullivan, dismissed.
State of Minnesota vs F.M. Hickman, Consumer's Brewing Co., of
Ellsworth, and N.H. Austin, Tax proceedings, judgement for the
The two crinal [sic] against Sievert and Herman Poppen, were
Mr. Claude E. White and Miss Alta May King were quietly united in
marriage Saturday evening by Rev. G.A. Cahoon. The bride was
attended by Miss Carrie Birch, while Mr. Henry Rasmussen was best
man to the groom.
A dainty wedding lunch was served. The groom has grown to manhood in
this community and has for some years been a popular salesman with
the firm of Torrance & Son. The bride has resided here for a number
of years and is a capable young lady. Mr. and Mrs. White will
continue to reside in Worthington and will have the best wishes of
their many friends and associates.
Mr. Elon S. Williamson and Miss Esther M. Harding were joined in
wedlock at the home of the bride's parents Saturday morning at six
o'clock. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the immediate
relatives of the parties by Rev. G.A. Cahoon, pastor of the
Methodist church in this city.
After a dainty wedding breakfast, the newly married couple took the
early train via the Rock Island for Iowa points where they will
spend their honeymoon. The bride has grown to young womanhood in
this city and is of a bright cheery disposition. She has been one of
the successful school teachers of the county. The groom has resided
in this vicinity for a number of years and is a young man of
sterling worth. He has a position with the firm of Chaney & Mackay
and is a first class workman and salesman. Both are popular young
people and have the congratulations and well wishes of a large
circle of friends. They were the recipients of a number of useful
and valuable presents. Mr. and Mrs. Williamson will occupy the
residence on 10th street, where they will soon be at home to their
Miss Zoe Addington has opened a parlor for ladies, at the residence
of Mrs. Gus Swanberg, for massaging, shampooing and manicuring, and
invites the ladies to give her a call. Miss Addington is an
experienced masseur and can be depended upon to give the best of
Carl Lestico died last Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Vandy Duba, at the advanced age of 80 years after a brief illness,
death being largely due to old age. The funeral was held Thursday
from the Lutheran church, Rev. Miller of Brewster, conducting the
service, which was largely attended.
The deceased was a resident of Loraine township for 21 years up to
about 6 years ago, when he went to Buffalo Lake, where he made his
home with sons living there. He returned to Worthington about a week
ago. He leaves five sons and two daughters, Albert Leistico and Mrs.
Vandy Duba of this city, Herman Leistico of Loraine, Mrs. A.R.
Schmidt of Dundee, and Fred, Henry and Otto Leistico of Buffalo
Lake, Minn. All were present at the funeral.
Orange L. Howard, a pioneer settler of Nobles county, died last
Saturday at his residence on Okabena street, aged 75 years and two
months. Death was due to stomach trouble. The funeral was held on
Monday from the Congregational church, interment being made in the
Worthington cemetary. The deceased leaves a wife, three sons and one
daughter. He was a resident of Bigelow township for many years.
John Sickler of Fairmont, is here at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. E.M. Wheeler went to Dubuque on Tuesday to attend to business
in the probate court.
J.D. Crippen of Bloom township, was here last Friday looking after
some property on which he is making extensive improvements.
Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Frank, of Minneapolis, visited at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Dodge Monday. They came here from St. James and
went home on the night train.
NOBLES COUNTY NOTES
Crowded out for last week.
Miss Lou Harding returned home from Mankato Friday, where she has
been attending the State Normal School. Mr. Roy Harding came home
from his school duties at Winnebago Saturday to spend Sunday with
the "home folks."
Mr. M.F. Smith and family went to Lakefield Saturday to visit
friends, and it is said that M.F. will do some shooting, as hunting
is pretty good at this time of the year.
Tuesday M.M. Wood and family will take up their residence in Heron
Lake, as they have made up their minds to leave our village and will
go by team. Mr. Wood has been the "Bonniface" of this town for a
period of more than a year, and will be greatly missed by the
traveling public. It is the earnest wish of all that his successor
may be a worthy man.
Mr. S.H. McMaster has determined to quit farming and to this end he
will make a public auction of his stock the nineteenth of the
present month and will offer on that date some choice feeding cattle
that should find ready buyers at good prices.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Nelson moved into their commodious new cottage on
Tuesday and will henceforth enjoy one of the cosey little houses in
town. They are good people and deserve it, so we are all glad.
Davis' folks also moved into the little house at the south end of
town. It was darkly hinted by some that it would have been just as
well if they, especially Davis, had gone farther -- perhaps to
Australia, but Davis tho't differently, and will stay awhile longer,
Mr. Chas. Skewis, representing the Skewis Grain Go., was looking
after his company's affairs in this burg, Wednesday.
Rev. P.D. Grosscup spent several days in the twin cities since our
last communication to these columns.
From the News:
George Barger pleaded guilty to petty larceny for taking goods form
Ross Bros'. store and was fined $100 or 30 days in jail. It is
understood that relatives of Barger came forward with a proposition
to reimburse Ross Bros. for his peculations and in consideration of
this and the fact that he did not put the county to the cost of a
trial the county attorney and Ross agreed to this verdict.
J.A. Bratsberg returned the latter part of last week from a several
weeks' trip thru Missouri and Kansas, in the interests of the firm
of Crowley & Bratsberg and their potato shipping industry.
Sheriff Fauskee was over from Worthington last Friday, summoning
jurors for the October term of district court.
Mrs. M.T. Holleran and Miss Nora McDonald returned Monday from
Pierre, S.D., west of which city they have taken homesteads.
George Rosenberg this week purchased the J.J. Mackey farm just west
of town, paying $65.00 per acre.
From the Tribune:
Mr. E. Latourell was a business visitor at Worthington between
County Superintendent L.W. Abbott of Worthington, was in Wilmont
Mrs. J.J. Carey, Mrs. A. Shelquist Miss Mamie Carey and Tom Carey
drove to Worthington Wednesday morning, returning in the evening.
Mr. Walter Ager and family moved Saturday, into the Chas. Davis
residence, which was recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Carey,
who have moved into the residence which they purchased from James
Mrs. James Harrington left for Sibley on Tuesday to spend a few days
visiting the Durfee family.
Theodore Cramer, six weeks old, died Tuesday morning and was buried
Wednesday at Sibley.
Mr. and Mrs. Burris and daughter, of Cherokee, Ia., attended the
last rites of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Yates' little child.
Pearl Ross went down to Sibley on business Saturday.
Misses Lena Harrington and Marie Okey were Sibley visitors Monday.
Redmond Cosgrove came up from Illinois to attend his brother's
Died -- The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Yates, of Curry,
Minn., on Friday, Oct. 18th. The remains were brought to Bigelow,
where the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Haley, and the little
one was taken to Sibley and laid to rest in the cemetary there. The
bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
The Omaha depot caught fire by the stove up stairs, creating quite
an excitement. Mrs. Pingle was blacking the stove, and as the stove
was hot it caught fire.
One of the most pleasant events of the season occurred at the home
of Geo. Hacker Tuesday evening when about thirty young people went
in to spend the evening. Games were played, after which refreshments
were served. The guests, departing at an early hour, expressed
themselves as having had a very good time.
The public auction of J.J. Filbrun which was held on Tuesday was
well attended and things sold at a fine price.
N.D. Metz and partner of Lake Park is here buying up sheep.
On Sunday evening, Oct. 27, Rev. Filbrun will preach his farewell
discourse. Everybody is invited to come and bid them good-bye, as
they expect to leave on next Tuesday for Washington to make their
Jonathan Kimmel and son are building a barn for W. Ramer.
Robt. Merideth is back from Illinois.
Mrs. S.F. Fair spent Sunday and Monday at Pipestone.
Mrs. G.A. Lincoln is preparing to have a good lot of tiling done on
G.T. Bulick's new barn is nearing completion.
From the Tribune:
Gusta Gilomen second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gilomen of Hersey
township, passed away at the home of her parents on Friday morning
at seven o'clock, after an illness of many months duration.
Roscoe Smith is working in the bank while Thos. T. Strand is on the
sick list, and will probably remain there until the fall rush is
over. He is a son of J.T. Smith on the Roth farm, and is a graduate
of a business college in Illinois.
The surprise party club of the Presbyterian church gave a very
delightful affair yesterday afternoon at the manse, in honor of Mrs.
From the Enterprise:
R.A. Cummings, who has been here for some time looking after his
farm southwest of town returned last week to his home at Long Beach,
There was a pleasant party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Roberts
last Friday when about forty young people spent a very enjoyable
J.J. Rowher has added another quarter section to his real estate
holdings, having last week purchased thru the First National Bank
the northeast quarter of section 36, Olney township, the
consideration being $56.50 per acre.
Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Ludlow of Worthington, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Fletcher Cole, of New York City, old friends of the Ludlows, visited
on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ludlow.
News comes from Macoun, Canada, of the marriage on Thursday, Oct.
3rd, of Napier Bassett, a former Rushmore boy, and Miss Alta Class.
From the Democrat:
Mrs. Geo. Slade went to Rochester Friday where she will spend
several days visiting with her daughter Mrs. F.W. Schuster.
Edgar Cooper left Saturday evening for the State Agricultural
College at Minneapolis, where he will enter for a four-year course.
From the Graphic:
Ed. Stoltenberg, of Worthington was in town the forepart of this
Mrs. C.A. Peterson, of Worthington, visited friends in Round Lake
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Scott and daughter, Miss Bessie, left yesterday
for California, where they will spend the winter.
Mrs. Pat O'Connor and daughter, Miss Mamie, of Wilmont, visited
friends and did shopping in Worthington Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. James Suddaby visited in Sioux City this week.
Jas. Shanks was down from Seward township Wednesday.
Attorney Roy Lewis of Wilmont attended court here this week.
B.F. Young of Reading was in the city this week attending court.
William Rasmussen now presides over the Standard Oil Co.'s wagon.
Miss Josephine Larson was in the city on a shopping trip Monday.
Mrs. W.N. Shanks of Seward, did trading in Worthington Wednesday.
Jas. F. Cox, of Adrian, had a case in the district court here this
Attorney Manley P. Thornton of Adrian attended court here this week.
J.W. Sliver and Rev. J.E. Evans left last Monday night for northern
Banker W.M. Evans returned last Tuesday from a visit of several days
at Gowrie, Ia.
Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Ramage moved into their new residence on 5th
avenue last Monday.
School Inspector G.B. Alton, of Minneapolis visited the Worthington
schools this week.
M. Sorem, the hardware merchant at Bigelow, was at the county seat
attending court Monday.
L.H. Beckly, the market gardener, picked a head of cabbage one day
this week that weighed 16 3/4 pounds.
Dame rumor reports that Howard Durfee has rented the Smith
residence, next to the Congregational church.
Mrs. H.A. Eversole and children left last week for Buckley, Ill.,
where they will visit relatives and friends.
U.S. Frye, of Van Horn, Ia., was here this week looking after
property interests. He made this office a pleasant call.
Mrs. Foster Moore and Mrs. A.W. Lyon will entertain at cards this
afternoon at the Moore residence on the Diagonal road.
The following local people took dinner at the Hotel Worthington last
Sunday: E.J. Wolven and family, Judge and Mrs. G.W. Wilson, J.D.
Humiston, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Stoutemeyer, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Loveless,
F.R. Durfee and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. S.S.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Wetherall.
John Webster transacted business at Wilmont Monday and Tuesday.
A.J. Olund, a divinity student, will fill the pulpit at the
Congregational church next Sunday, morning and evening.
Miss Frankie Stewart, of Creever, Wis., is here on a visit at the
home of her brother, S.M. Stewart, of the Citizens National Bank.
Rev. R.C. Mitchell, of Mitchfield, Minn., will occupy the pulpit at
the Presbyterian church next Sunday, morning and evening.
Mrs. M.B. Gray, of St. Paul, representing the State Board of
Control, was here this week looking up conditions of former inmates
of state institutions.
Paul Reese, of Terril, Ia., will arrive tomorrow to make his home
with his grandmother, Mrs. E.O. Myers. His mother, Mrs. F.N. Reese,
died Aug. 29th, at Terril.
Rev. J.E. Evans, pastor of the Congregational church, has handed in
his resignation, to take effect Dec. 1st. The congregation has as
yet taken no action on the same.
H.G. Hawkins and Geo. S. Henslow, of Windom, attended service at the
Episcopal church here Sunday evening. The former assisted the choir
in the musical part of the service.
A valuable addition to the population of Worthington has been made
by the removal from Wilmont of Jas. Montgomery and family, who now
occupy their handsome residence on Sixth avenue.
Mrs. Nellie Mott and Miss Jennie Torrance left the first of the week
for northern Minnesota to take up timber claims. Mrs. Mott's brother
will escort them into the wilderness.
Miss Nellie K. Mitchell was married on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock
to Mr. Guy Towls a rancher of Custer county, Montana. The ceremony
was performed at the home of Glen Mitchell by ref J.E. Evans, in the
presence of a few immediate relatives of the bride. Mr. Towls
disposed of his stock before coming east and they will make their
home in Worthington until spring. The Advance joins their friends in
wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
Alfred Mahlberg was in from Bigelow township Monday.
Miss Arlo Smith is clerking in Palmer's music store.
Dave Herline was in from Dewald township last Monday.
Ed Olson of Route 2 was in town Monday doing trading.
Will Chaney was on the sick list a number of days this week.
John Albinson of Minneapolis, spent Saturday here on business.
D.W. Chute was down from Summit Lake on business Monday and Tuesday.
Maj. B.F. Thurber, of Wilmont, spent several days here this week on
Ed. Moberg and Carl Lindstrom of Bigelow township took in the play
at the Opera House Monday evening.
Miss Stella Moshler came up from Bigelow, where she is teaching, and
spent Sunday under the parental roof.
Mrs. Chas. Wetmore of St. James was a guest at the residence of A.A.
Goodrich a number of days last week.
E. Williamson and bride returned on Wednesday from their wedding
trip, spent visiting relatives in Iowa.
Miss Lula Rippberger has accepted a position in Morland's drug
store, and entered upon her duties last Monday.
Mark Eshleman was in the city yesterday and ordered bills for an
auction sale to be held Nov. 8th. Watch for further announcement and
David C. Bear will sell at public auction on Thompson's corner
Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, some household goods, nearly new,
consisting of a bedroom set, mattresses, heating and gasoline
James Ingerson and family, formerly of Ransom township, spent a
number of days in Worthington last week, visiting at the homes of
F.C. Brace and W.G. Meyers, and left on Sunday afternoon for
Nebraska, where they will make their future.
Alexander Andrews and Knut Holvorsan, the new blacksmiths at
Reading, were in the city Tuesday and made this office a pleasant
call. They recently took possession of the blacksmith shop at
Reading, and have a business card in this issue of the Advance.
Maj. M.G. Dillenback, who has done such good work training local
talent in the dramatic art, is going to branch out as a farmer. A
couple of weeks ago he registered at Pierre, S.D., in a drawing for
homesteads on a tract to be opened for settlement, and he secured a
low number. He goes to Pierre today to file on the land.
Microfilm, Worthington Advance; Minnesota Historical
Society, St. Paul, MN; obtained March, 2008.