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 October, 1907

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Friday, October 4, 1907
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Friday, October 11, 1907

Despondent Over Continued Ill Health Ralph Beckley Committed Suicide Yesterday Morning.
He was in the Last Stage of Bright's Disease, and Had Recently Been Advised He Could Not Live Long
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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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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 this winter.
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. C.A. Hilary.
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 Brethern church.
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.
Round Lake.
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 parents.
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.
Local News.
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 Tuesday.
Rev. Cahoon and family last Saturday moved into the Damon residence.
Judge P.E. Brown came over from Luverne Tuesday on official business.
John McCarty of Adrian had business before the probate court on Tuesday.
Rev. I.H. Darnell will preach at the Rust School house next Sunday afternoon.
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 Minneapolis Thursday.
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 Tuesday.
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 daughter.
F.C. Turner had a tumor removed from his head, on Tuesday, at the city hospital.
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 daughter.
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.
Friday, 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 friends.
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.
Hand Shattered
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.
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 off.
Indian Lake.
Crowded out last week.
Miss Violet Saxon began teaching school in the Langseth district last Monday.
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 writing.
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 Worthington.
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 this month.
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 winter.
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, Wis.
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 Co. store.
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 grandmother.
Miss Blanch McGowen entertained a number of her young girl friends at a birthday party Wednesday afternoon. All present had a very pleasant time.
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 location.
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 cities.
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 business matters.
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 old infant.
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 days.
Friday, October 25, 1907
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 state.
The two crinal [sic] against Sievert and Herman Poppen, were dismissed.
October Weddings
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 friends.
Ladies' Parlor
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 service.
Death's Harvest
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. C.R. Bishop.
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.
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, thank you.
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 trains Monday.
County Superintendent L.W. Abbott of Worthington, was in Wilmont Wednesday.
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 Montgomery.
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 funeral.
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.
Elk Center
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 future home.
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 her farm.
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. Hunter.
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, Cal.
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 evening.
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.
Round Lake.
From the Graphic:
Ed. Stoltenberg, of Worthington was in town the forepart of this week.
Mrs. C.A. Peterson, of Worthington, visited friends in Round Lake Tuesday.
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 week.
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 Wisconsin.
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 business.
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 bills.
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 stoves, etc.
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.

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

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