Friday, February 5, 1909
On Wednesday evening, Januray 27, at 6 o'clock, at the home of bride's
parents, in Elk township, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Emma Ella to
Herbert L. Steinman, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Steinman.
Mrs. Charles Erickson presided at the organ while Rev. Joshua Schecter led
the bridal couple to the parlor, where the ceremony was performed under an arch
covered with evergreens and decorated with pink and white tulips. Miss Lelso
Schulz, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Eugene Steinman,
brother of the groom officiated as best man.
The bride was becomingly dressed in white silk and carried a bouquet of
bride's roses, and the groom wore the conventional black.
Immediately after the ceremony a bountiful supper was served and the evening
spent in a social way, about sixty-five guests being present.
Mr. and Mrs. Steinman will take up their residence on a farm owned by the
groom's father, located north of town. The young people are well and favorably
known here, both having been reared in this vicinity, and have the best wishes
of their many friends for a long and happy wedded life.
The newly wed couple were the recipients of a large number of useful and
beautiful presents, but owing to lack of time and space we are unable to publish
Mrs. Maud Grant spent Wednesday with Brewster friends.
G.W. Patterson was business visitor to Brewster Wednesday.
H.A. Nelson, of Rushmore, was in the city on business Tuesday.
Mrs. Henry Lestico left Tuesday for a visit with relatives in Dundee.
John Salstrom, of Bigelow, was a business visitor to the county seat
The Carnegie Library received twenty-four volumes of Lincoln literature this
A girl baby arrived at the home of Magnus Sedberg and wife, of Bigelow
township, last Friday.
Lost - Watch charm with initials H.C.P. engraved thereon. Finder return to
this office for reward.
State Veterinarian Whitcomb was in Worthington the first of the week on
business connected with his office.
Big reduction in prices on present stock of millinery to make room for spring
goods. Hawley & Suddaby.
Rev. C.M. Johnson will preach at Mr. Velin's house, near Round Lake,
next Sunday, February 7th, at 3 p.m.
Charles Burnham and wife, of Org, are rejoicing over the birth of a brand new
boy who arrived Thursday morning.
Mrs. W.C. Wyatt entertained Mrs. James Kitterman, of Pipestone, this week.
Mrs. Ktiterman returned home Tuesday.
Mrs. Dr. Manson entertained at cards last Tuesday afternoon, twelve ladies
being present and an enjoyable time reported.
Nic Casereto and A. Tossinni, of Sibley, were in the city Wednesday. Mr.
Tossini was looking after a cargo of ice for shipment to Sibley.
David Jones lost a valuable horse Monday from rupture of the stomach. Dr.
Gould was summoned, but the animal was beyond human aid.
Emil and Henry Lestico left Tuesday for Aberdeen, S.D., where they will
resume work upon the bridge construction crew of the railroad.
R.W. Mercer and wife are guests of relatives in St. Paul. Mr. Mercer will
return home Saturday, but Mrs. Mercer will remain for a longer visit.
Word has been received here that James Tatsch Hayes a former Nobles county
resident past (sic) away on Dec. 27th at the Colorado home for
Rev. C.O. Swan and family left Wednesday for St. Paul, where he will assume
the pastorate of Emanuel church. Rev. E.O. Chalgrin, of Warren, Minn., has been
called to supercede Mr. Swan.
There will be a basket social and Valentine party at the Saxon school house,
District No. 23, Indian Lake township, on the evening of Friday February 12.
Ladies bring lunch and valentines to be sold with it. Everybody come. Hilda M.
Rev. Wm. N. Jennings, D.D., wife and two children, arrived in the city
Tuesday from Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Jennings has accepted the call extended by
the Presbyterian church of this city and will preach next Sunday.
Rev. Cahoon and wife left Tuesday for a visit with friends in Madelia, after
which Mr. Cahoon will go to Minneapolis, where he will attend the Layman's
Missionary convention for Minnesota which is in three days' session in that city
Elsewhere in this issue will be found a large advertisement for the White
Steamer, handled by the Smith Implement Co. This firm has but recently added
autos and W.M. Evans was the first resident of Worthington to purchase a White
Jens Christenson had his share of the snow, and a little bit more. On his
farm were several drifts from eight to ten feet high and a four foot drift
completely around the house, so that Jens has had plenty of work shoveling the
"beautiful" on his premises.
C.R. West, the Brewster banker, suffered a stroke of appoplexy
Saturday night and is in a precarious condition. The left side is affected and
paralysis is present in the left arm and leg. At this writing he is somewhat
improved, but is still in a critical condition.
Glen Eggleson had the misfortune to sustain a fracture of his right arm
yesterday morning. He was working around his father's livery barn, when he
slipped and fell, breaking the arm between the elbow and shoulder. He went at
once to a physician and received the necessary attention.
Carsten Hansen, formerly car repairer for the Omaha at this place, but now
located at Mitchell, S.D., had the misfortune recently to lose his five months
old daughter, Mary, from lung fever, after an illness of only three days. Mr.
and Mrs. Hansen have many friends in this community who will be grieved to learn
of his misfortune and the sympathy of all their friends is extended to them in
Miss Robbie Scheier, of Adrian, spent Tuesday with friends in this city. Miss
Scheier was on her way to Edgerton, Minn., where she will attend the wedding of
a friend, after which she will go on to Luverne, where she is engaged to play a
role in an amateur theatrical performance. Miss Scheier posseses a
marked degree of talent in theatrical work and will be remembered by Worthington
theatrical patrons as "Madge" in the recent production of "True Kentucky
Hearts," produced by Adrian home talent in this city.
Next Sunday morning at the Congregational church at 10:45, the pastor will
preach on the subject: "What is Spiritual? What is Natural?" Sunday School at 12
o'clock and Christian Envor (sic) at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 a thirty minute
song service and short sermon by the pastor, subject: "Mortgaging the Future."
We ask the parents especially to help us secure the attendance of the children
and young people at the Sunday School. We extend to all a cordial welcome to all
our services. Be on time at 10:45 and 7:30. Wm. Fletcher, pastor.
The members of the Freshman class of the high school held a class party at
the home of J.E. Darling Tuesday evening. As is usual the freshmen were waylaid
by the members of the older classes and a considerable amount of the viands
which were meant for the party never reached their intended destination, being
foraged by the seniors. Several of the latter made themselves so obnoxious that
it was necessary to send for the police but the intruders scattered before the
arrival of the officers and one of them in his haste to get away ran against a
wire clothes line and is carrying a cut across his nose as a memento of the
Perry Carter, of former cartoonist of the Minneapolis Tribune, was in
Worthington Wednesday and made this office a pleasant call. Mr. Carter is one of
the best known cartoonists in the country and will be remembered as the
originator of the cartoons which appeared in the old Minneapolis Time under the
captions of "Jimmie and His Cat" and "McAdoo's Father-in-law." For the past nine
years Mr. Carter has, through the medium of his daily newspaper cartoon, been
the means of making the people of the northwest laugh and forget their troubles
and he is now doing the same act upon the lyceum platform appearing as a
An interesting aftermath to the blizzard occurred on the farm of J.J.
Schecter, jr. Tuesday. Mr. Schecter was unfortunate enough to have several sheep
out in the blizzard and found two of them dead when he succeeded in locating
them. The rest of the flock were nowhere to be seen, a farm hand suggested that
they might be buried under a big drift of snow nearby and added the further
statement that in the old country he had known sheep to be buried for weeks at a
time and still survive after being dug out. Mr. Schecter acted upon the
suggestion and was somewhat surprised to find that the helper's prediction had
been correct and several sheep were unearthed apparently unharmed for their five
days burial beneath the snow.
Dr. P.T. Geyerman was a visitor to Brewster Monday.
S.S. Smith made a business trip to Brewster Tuesday.
Fred Jobin made a business trip to Sioux City Tuesday.
C.E. Sims was a business visitor to Heron Lake Tuesday.
H. Kettlewell, of Windom, was a business visitor Friday.
Mrs. Roy Newman spent Monday with her father at Org.
Gust Olson, of Round Lake, was in the city Monday on business.
Dr. J.N. Gould went to Dundee Monday on professional business.
J.H. Sipes, of Luverne, spent Sunday with Worthington friends.
Neal Leverich spent several days this week with Worthington friends.
J.B. Ludlow, of Rushmore, was in the city Monday on a business errand.
R.C. Smith, of Brewster, was in the city Saturday on a business mission.
Aug. Olson, of Rushmore, was a business visitor to the county seat Monday.
Ralph Anderson, of Org, was the guest last week of his sister, Mrs. Roy
R.J. Jones, of Reading, was a business visitor to Worthington Tuesday
Jesse Hamstreet, of Brewster, spent Sunday with Worthington relatives and
H.W. Larson, of Wilmont, has sold his creamery to H.L. Freeman, of Madison,
Miss Emma Schroeder, of Rushmore, visited the first of the week with Mrs. J.G.
Miss Jeannette Clark returned Monday from a week's visit with Sioux Falls
H.A. Gould, who is employed at Windom, spent Monday with his family in this
John Falk, of Kimball, S.D., was in the city last week looking after business
Mrs. E.S. Whipke, of Rushmore, was the guest of Worthington friends Monday
Paul Freeman, of Slayton, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Frink the first
of the week.
Thos. Cunningham, of Brewster, was a business caller at the Advance-Herald
W.H. Sutherland and wife, of Heron Lake, spent Friday and Saturday with
friends in this city.
John Larson, of St. Peter, visited several days the past week with
E.A. Tripp and C.D. Antritter were up from Round Lake Monday night and
attended Masonic lodge.
L.A. Smith, of Truman, was in the city on business Friday and was snow-bound
until Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tripp, of Round Lake, spent Sunday with Mrs. Tripp's
parents, R.H. Patterson and wife.
Edwin Brickson, cashier of the Adrian State bank, was in Worthington on
business Tuesday afternoon.
Sivert Trandall, who was the guest of Dr. B.O. Mork last week, left Thursday
for Mandan, N.D., where he will visit for a time.
Mrs. Jessie Scott, of Adrian, was in the city Monday on her way to Melvin,
Ia., where she was called by the illness of her mother.
L.M. Shell went up to Minneapolis Sunday night and looked after business
interests and visited with friends until Thursday night.
A.M. Becker, Jr., assistant bank examiner, was in the city Monday between
trains on his way to St. Paul, after a visit with relatives in Adrian.
The Nobles County Ministerial association met at the residence of Rev. C.O.
Swan Monday. Rev. Gibb, of Rushmore, read a paper on "The Pastor's Own Soul
Lyle Thurber left Tuesday for Medford, Ore., where he expects to take up a
timber claim. On his way to his new home he will stop off at various places and
visit with friends.
Art Rose and P.D. Moore, who are at present engaged in collecting data for a
history of Jackson county, similar to the one recently issued by Mr. Rose for
Nobles county, spent Sunday with relatives in this city.
Will Talbert received some samples of Worthington concrete tile Wednesday and
if they are a fair sample of the kind of tile they are making there they are
certainly putting out a very substantial tile. --Jackson County Times.
D. Behrens ordered bills at this office Monday to advertise his sale which he
will hold on the 18th inst. Mr. Behrens sold his farm recently to an Iowa party
and will move with his family to Worthington, where he will reside in the
Charles Nienaber, the Round Lake banker, arrived in Worthington Sunday
morning from a business trip to Canada. He made the balance of the journey to
Round Lake afoot, as there were no trains on the Rock Island Sunday.
Fred Jobin has resigned his position with the Worthington Concrete and Tile
Co. and will go on the road for a cigar company. Fred has secured a position as
state distributor for the Quality Seal Segar, and will devote his time to making
the brand popular.
Rev. G.B. Wilder will be at Jackson next week conducting a "Twentieth Century
Mission" at the Presbyterian church in that city. Mr. W.R. Menne will go to
Jackson several evenings during the week to assist in the song service.
O.G. Luehrs and family, who have been guests of G.H. Luehrs and family for
the past ten days, returned to their homes in Marathon, Ia., Monday.
Miss Martha Lempke returned to her home in Paullina, Ia., Monday after an
extended visit with Worthington relatives.
The young son of John Scott, living east of Round Lake, was operated upon
Saturday at the Weidow & Mork hospital. Some time ago the little fellow
sustained a dislocation of the shoulder and complications set in which made it
necessary to perform a slight operation.
Dr. O.C. Selby left Monday night for Ortonville, Minn., where he will locate
for the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery. "Doc." is a young man of
ability in his chosen profession and we can cordially recommend him both
socially and professionally to the citizens of Ortonville and vicinity.
Miss Elva Chrysler, of Sibley, who has quite a large class in music in this
city, will soon leave for Chicago to resume the study of music. Miss Chrysler
will leave as soon as the present term in completed. She is a capable instructor
and an estimable young lady, and her many friends here will regret her
Drs. Weidow & Mork got caught in the blizzard last Thursday night and were
compelled to take a vacation of two days. The doctors had been out east of the
city attending a surgical case and had started upon the return journey when the
storm struck them and they were compelled to seek shelter for themselves and
team at a farm house.
Sheriff Fauskee last Saturday made Martin Finnerty, of this city, his deputy
for the current term of the sheriff's incumbency of his office. Martin has held
this deputyship for many years and during all that time has made good and
Sheriff Fauskee is to be congratulated on securing his able aid in this section
of the county. --Ellsworth News.
FOR RENT -- 80-acre farm two miles northwest of Worthington court house; six
room house, cistern, well, windmill, twenty acres plowed, twenty acres corn
stalks; pasture, hay land, good fence. Recently sold for $70 per acre. Owner,
L.A. Wanamaker, Estherville, Iowa, would like to rent same for $3 per acre. D.
Behrens, route 3, Worthington, Minn.
J.F. Green called at the Advance-Herald office Monday and ordered bills
printed advertising a sale which he will hold on the 17th inst. Frank has rented
his farm to Gust Wahl for the next two years and will move to Worthington to
reside. Mr. Green has one of the best herds of dairy cattle in the county which
he will sell at this sale, and farmers wanting good dairy cows should attend
Henry Nissen, a farmer residing about ten miles south of town, has reason to
be thankful to the neighbors in his vicinity. Saturday morning, when the
thermometer was hovering around the 15 below zero mark, the discovery was made
that his house was on fire. He dispatched a son on horseback to the home of a
neighbor for assistance, which was promptly forthcoming, and the flames were
extinguished before they had gained much headway.
Miss Jennie Styker, residing about fourteen miles east of town, submitted to
the amputation of the index finger of the right hand last Thursday. The
operation is the result of a felon, which had corroded the artery, causing a
severe hemorrhage, and the felon had made such rapid headway that it was
necessary to remove the finger. The operation was performed at the home of the
young lady's parents, and she is getting along nicely at this writing.
Minnesota people who go to California and other mild climates sometimes wish
they were back in the good old gopher state, or at least yearn for some of our
invigorating atmosphere. The Advance-Herald received a remittance this week from
C.F. Palm, a former Worthington boy, but now living at Marysville, Cal., and in
the letter accompanying the remittance says: "We have no cold weather here, but
rain. Oh, Lord! It started raining the first of last November and has never let
up since. Six days in the week it pours down and the seventh it rains to beat
the d----. A month or so of your Minnesota winter would suit me first rate just
The work of collecting the data for the history of Jackson county was begun
in earnest this week. Mr. A.P. Rose, the author of the history of Nobles county,
and an early settler of Worthington, arrived Tuesday, accompanied by Mr. F.B.
Duster, until recently editor of the Worthington Globe, and P.D. Moore, formerly
night editor of the Sioux Falls Press, but for the last year engaged in
historical work with Mr. Rose. These gentlemen are now busily engaged in
gathering facts which will be used in writing the history. If the history of
Jackson county is to be prepared with the care and thoroughness that was used in
Mr. Rose's history of Nobles county -- and we have every assurance that it will
be -- it will certainly be a valuable publication and one that should be in
every home in Jackson county. From Nobles county come nothing but the best
reports of Mr. Rose and his work. The history of Nobles county gave entire
satisfaction to its subscribers and nearly all unite in the statement that it is
the best local history they ever saw. The Pilot takes pleasure in announcing
that the work of compiling the history of Jackson county has been begun and
wishes the best of success for Mr. Rose and his associates. --Jackson Pilot.
Walter Anderson journeyed to Fulda Wednesday.
M. McGlin was up from Lakefield Wednesday.
Mrs. Gilson and son, Lyle, made a trip to Fulda Wednesday.
Liveryman Lyon, of Dundee, was seen on our streets Monday.
George McMurty, of Lakefield, was calling on G.R. VanDike Tuesday.
Mrs. F.E. Ridgeway took train No. 1 to Fulda Tuesday, returning on No. 8.
Wm. Lockner came up Wednesday to be present at the meeting of the bank
Stockman Dobreiner, of Fulda, was taking in cattle and hogs at this point on
Mrs. Jo. Busch, who has been absent from home for some time, returned
N.S. Nelson and Sam Kliffgard attended a sale northeast of Brewster
I.H. Brigger was initiated into the mysteries of woodcraft Saturday evening
by the local camp.
Tuesday Andrew Olson and A.R. Schmidt, both of Dundee, were transacting
business in our bailiwick.
Ole Johnson was here Monday on business pertaining to his line, which was to
repair a gasoline engine.
Among the windmills wrecked by Thursday night's storm were those of Mr.
Hamilton, Fred Weirauch, Pete West and Adolph Berry.
The directors of the Kinbrae State Bank held a meeting Wednesday to confer
with contractor Wm. Lockner and to accept the bank building.
J.B. Girvin had the misfortune to lose about $18.00 worth of turkeys Thursday
night. They were blown from their perch and perished in the snow and cold.
Fred Cook, insurance inspector for the Miller's National Insurance Co.,
Michigan Miller's Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and the Ohio Miller's Mutual Fire
Insurance Co., was inspecting his companies' risks in this village Thursday.
Tuesday evening Lorenz Dobreiner shipped a car of hogs from here to the
Chicago market and C.E. Harding a car of fat cattle to the same place. The
cattle were a fine bunch and will make good beef for somebody.
Friday, February 12, 1909
DIES OF APPOPLEXY
C.R. West, the Brewster Banker, Succumbs After a Week's Illness.
Christopher R. West, cashier of the Brewster bank, and one of the heaviest
property owners of the county, died at his home in Brewster last Thursday night
from appoplexy, after an illness of about a week, aged 46 years, 4 months and 12
Mr. West's right name was Oleson, but in 1882 he took the name of West owing
to mail complications. He was born in Marshall county, Iowa, October 23, 1882,
where he grew to young manhood, securing his education in the district schools
and later spent one year at the Friend's Academy, at LeGrand, Iowa, after which
he took a course in a business college at Sioux City.
In 1902, Mr. West came to Brewster and entered the banking business and has
since been engaged as cashier of the Brewster State Bank, and was largely
interested in the political welfare of the village, having served as mayor,
village recorder and a member of the school board. He has also held a political
position in O'Brien county, Iowa, having served a two year term as treasurer of
the county, a few years prior to coming to this county.
May 10, 1887, Mr. West was united in marriage at Paullina, Iowa, to Miss
Jennie Crosbie, who with at [an] adopted son, Theodore, and a host of friends
are left to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were held Sunday from his late residence and were
attended by a vast concourse of sorrowing friends.
Marriage license was issued Wednesday to George Klessig and Venus Eshelmann
both of Reading.
Rev. Wm. Fletcher last week received the degree of Ph. B. from the Washington
University, Washington, D.C.
Alfred Earle, who was operated upon for appendicitis at the Worthington
hospital a couple of weeks ago was discharged from the hospital Wednesday
H.M. Steibick, pastor of the Christian church of Rock Rapids, Iowa, will
preach in the A.O.U.W. hall next Sunday morning and evening. All are cordially
The reserved seat sale for Dr. Edw. W. Lanham's lecture, "The World's
Battlegroun[d]," the sixth number of the Worthington Lyceum course, next Tuesday
night, will open at Morland's drugstore, Monday morning at ten o'clock.
Dan Nystrom returned home Thursday morning from a visit to the twin cities.
Dan started home Tuesday morning, leaving Minneapolis at 9:30, but was laid out
enroute on account of the blizzard and got in here about 2 a.m. yesterday, but
in spite of the tedious journey he reports a fine time.
Friends Surprised Her
Wednesday, February 3rd, was the seventeenth birthday of Miss Margaret
Loveland and the fact was remembered by about twenty of her friends in the
nature of a surprise party. She was taken completely unawares and consequently
the surprise was complete. The young folks enjoyed themselves with games and
music, and Mrs. Chas. Loveland and Mrs. Edw. Johnson served an oyster supper
that helped to keep up the spirit of the occasion. At a late hour the young
folks regretfully took their departure, wishing Miss Margaret many happy returns
of the day.
J.A. Gregory was a Sunday visitor from Adrian.
Ross Nelson spent Sunday with Omaha friends.
Wm. Burchard made a business trip to Sibley Friday.
Mrs. W.C. Carr spent Saturday with friends in Sioux City.
Gus Rudquist called on friends in Bigelow township last week.
Mrs. A.P. Dickens spent last week with relatives in Heron Lake.
Miss Mildred Lewis spent Sunday with her parents in Wilmont.
M.S. Boyle, of Adrian, was calling on Worthington friends Friday.
"Dick" Manuel, of Brewster, called on Worthington friends Sunday.
R.H. Wick, of Bigelow, was transacting business in this city Friday.
M.C. Carlson and wife, of Magnolia, spent Sunday with Worthington friends.
H.J. Ruprecht, of Bigelow, was a visitor to the county metropolis Monday.
Mrs. J. Suddaby went to Sioux City Saturday afternoon for an over Sunday
E.S. Wemple, of Rushmore, was a business caller at the county seat Saturday.
W.C. Wyatt, of Bigelow, was a business visitor to the county seat Monday.
Mrs. Frank Thompson, of Rushmore, was the guest of friends in this city
Carl Nelson, of Armour, S.D., was a business visitor to Worthington last
Miss Inez Creighton, of Mitchell, S.D., was the guest over Sunday of Miss
Dr. W.J. Dodge returned home Saturday from a two weeks' visit with St. Paul
Misses Hattie and Lottie Bedient attended the masquerade ball at Bigelow
F.D. Mitchell, jr., left Monday for Brewster where he has accepted a position
in the bank.
Rev. G.G. Schmid went to Pipestone Monday, where he will assist in a series
of revival meetings.
Miss Maud Anderson, of Adrian spent several days last week with her sister,
Mrs. Ivan Erickson.
C.W. Person, of Estherville, Iowa, was looking after business interests in
Nobles county Friday.
A.J. Fauskee, the barber was laid up several days in the past week, suffering
Lost - Watch charm with initials H.C.P. engraved thereon. Finder return to
this office for reward.
Mrs. V.E. Butler returned to her home in Heron Lake Saturday after a visit
with Mrs. E.L. Gilette.
F.L. Kieth, Reading's popular grocer and restaurant keeper, was a business
visitor to this city Monday.
Dr. W.A. Saxton returned Saturday afternoon from Mankato, where he has been
taking osteopathic treatment.
James Cummings, of Preston, Minn., spent several days with relatives and
friends in Worthington and Rushmore.
The W.C.T.U. will meet Friday afternoon, February 19th, from three to four
o'clock, with Mrs. Will Humiston.
Mrs. A.F. Dring returned home Monday from a two months' sojourn at Richland
Center, Wis., the guest of friends.
Messrs. C.B. Ward and Oscar F. Blood went to St. Paul Monday on business
connected with the National guards.
J.H. West, who is in charge of the electric light plant at Hartley, Iowa, was
renewing acquaintances in this city Sunday.
Editor J.C. Johnson, of the Lismore Leader was a business visitor to the
county seat Monday and paid this office a pleasant call.
Mrs. H.A. Bassett, of Rushmore, was in the city between trains Saturday on
her return trip from a visit with her son at St. Paul.
Mrs. George Marsh, of Sheldon, was in the city Monday between trains on her
way home from a visit with relatives at Reading.
Miss Emma Nelson, of Jackson, arrived in the city last Wednesday and will
assist her brother, Nels N. Nelson, in conducting his restaurant.
Dr. H. Weidow was in Sibley Monday, where he was called into consultation
with Dr. H. Neal in the illness of Seth Meader, who is in a critical condition.
Rev. W.F. Schwimley, of Sibley, was in the city Monday, on his way to Doone,
Iowa, where he is conducting a series of revival meetings in the Congregational
A large congregation was present at both the morning and evening services at
the Presbyterian church last Sunday. Rev. Jennings, the new minister, delivered
two excellent sermons.
Miss Rose Becker went up to Brewster Sunday and accompanied her sister, Miss
Marguerite, back to Worthington, while the latter made her usual Sunday visit to
Thos. Hildyard, of Currie, Minn., was the guest this week of his brother, G.B.
Hildyard and family. He had been down in Iowa on a visit and stopped off here on
his return journey.
Rev. Wm. Fletcher received a post card this week, which he prizes very
highly. It is a picture in colors of the Temple at Jerusalem and was sent by a
friend who is sojourning in the Holy Land.
Rev. Lundholm, who attended a church meeting at Worthington, did not get home
Sunday afternoon on account of the storm. He got back Sunday evening. --St.
Mrs. Bessie Lathe Scoville, state president of the W.C.T.U. will lecture in
the Methodist church Friday evening, February 26th at 8 o'clock. Everybody is
cordially invited to be present and hear this lecture.
Bro. Hinchon, editor of the Madelia Times-Messenger has recently taken unto
himself a wife. Congratulations! May your days of happiness be without number
and those of sorrow as few and far between as July blizzards.
Mrs. Oscar Malmquist, of Rushmore, returned home Monday from a short visit
with her son, Warner, at Wilder. She was joined here by her daughter, Miss
Clara, who spent Sunday with friends in Indian Lake township.
W.A. McKinney, the genial messenger on the Sioux Falls branch is taking a
lay-off. "Mac" has been having difficulty with that troublesome little part of
his anatomy, known as the appendix and will remain quiet until he secures
P.D. Moore, who is assisting A.P. Rose with the compilation of the history of
Jackson county, has gone to housekeeping at Jackson. Mr. Rose expected to move
his family and household goods Tuesday, but the blizzard prevented.
George Bonde and wife, of Reading, spent a few hours with Worthington friends
Saturday. Mr. Bonde was on his way to Webster City, Iowa, where he was engaged
as auctioneer at a big three-day stock sale, and Mrs. Bonde accompanied him.
Nels N. Nelson, who recently purchased the Thurber restaurant, has made a
number of decided improvements in his place. He has among other things added a
dining room and will serve regular meals as well as short orders. He has an ad
in this issue, which tells the story and is well worth considering.
While the train was tied up near Worthington last week during the blizzard,
C.F. McLain, of Sioux City, shot an eagle which measured seven feet and eight
inches between the tips of the wings. The owner has refused $100.00 for it. He
is a taxidermist and took the bird to his shop in Sioux City where it will be
mounted. --Lake Park News.
FOR RENT: -- 80 acre farm 2 miles N.W. from Worthington; 6 room house, 2
barns, hog house, wind mill, well fenced, 12 acres plowed, 20 acres corn stalks,
pasture hog land. Will rent for $225.00 cash, or customary terms on shares.
Address owner, S.A. Wanamaker, Estherville, Iowa, or D. Behrens, Worthington,
Mrs. Lynne, sister of T.H. Bloxham, died at Sheldon, Iowa, Wednesday morning.
Mr. Bloxham left for Sheldon Wednesday afternoon on the first train and was in
attendance at the funeral.
John Carlson, of Indian Lake township, was unfortunate enough to have a load
of hay upon which he was riding upset with him Monday afternoon, precipitting
(sic) him to the ground in such a manner as to cause a partial fracture the
left wrist. He came to Worthington where he received the necessary surgical
Postmaster General Meyer has announced that a new two-cent stamp has been
issued in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The
stamps are of the same color as the regular two-cent stamps, but instead of
Washington's they will contain Lincoln's picture. One hundred million of them
have been printed and will be distributed among the various postoffices of the
country before the end of the month.
Mrs. A.R. Alburtus entertained twenty-four lady friends at euchre Wednesday
afternoon. A dainty luncheon was served by the hostess and the afternoon was
greatly enjoyed by all present.
Mrs. G.W. Roth was hostess for a six-table "military" euchre party on Monday
afternoon, and those present were utterly unmindful of the blizzard which was
raging outside in the enjoyment of the pastime. An elaborate luncheon was served
and when it came time for departure all were loaded into busses and reached home
without any serious inconvenience.
Friday, February 19, 1909
New Millinery Store
Miss Susie Coggins, of St. Paul, has rented the room recently vacated by H.S.
Hobson, next to Herbert's drug store, and will open a new millinery store. Miss
Coggins was in the city completing arrangements on Tuesday, and returned to St.
Paul to purchase stock, fixtures, etc., and will open for business as soon as
some improvements upon the interior of the building can be completed.
Manuel - Salstrom
A pretty home wedding took place Thursday night at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Salstrom, at which time Richard Manuel, of Brewster,
and Miss Selma Salstrom took the vows that united them in the bonds of
matrimony, Rev. Heathcote, of Brewster, performing the ceremony in the presence
of the family.
Could Not Get There
Misses Wanda Jones, Grace Collins, Nina Stone, Emma Milbroth, Wilma Wood,
composing the girls basketball team from Lakefield, accompanied by W.J.C.
Giberson and Misses Vera Thompson and Adelaide Eder, of Lakefield and Miss Slade
of Adrian, arrived in the city Friday afternoon on their way to Adrian, where
they expected to engage in a contest with the girls' team of that city, but
owing to the wreck on the branch, there were no trains running and they were
compeled to stay over night in Worthington. The players were very much
disappointed, but there was no way out of it, so they registered at the
Worthington and made the best of the situation. The party returned to Lakefield
E.J. Jones visited with Adrian relatives Wednesday.
Miss Flora Buchan is spending a few days with Luverne friends.
A. Light, of Sioux Falls, was in the city on business yesterday.
Mrs. Congdon is ill with pneumonia at her home in Clary addition.
James Mackay made a business trip to Cherokee, Iowa, Wednesday.
Nic Casereto, of Sibley, spent Wednesday with his brother, J. Casereto.
A.E. Hart is making a visit to St. Louis and the eastern markets purchase
goods for Hart & Co.
Robert Reed this week received his appointment as deputy oil inspector for
Nobles county. Mr. Reed has served in this capacity for two terms and has made
an efficient officer.
Miss Carrie Bachtel of the Worthington schools, had the pleasure of hearing
the addresses of President Elliott, of Harvard University and Prof. Northrop of
the State University at Minneapolis last week.
Dr. J.B. Trimble, of Kansas City, is expected to conduct a Laymen's
Missionary convention at the Methodist church Friday and Saturday, February 26
and 27. It is expected that there will be several speakers.
John Gowire, who held ticket No. 1342 at our drawing on the Dressed Doll last
December is hereby notified to call for same at once. If same is not claimed
before February 25th, another drawing will be held and the doll award to the
holder of the lucky number, as it appears on our book used during former
drawing. --The Variety Store.
The Sunshine Club was unable to meet with Mrs. S.W. Sprouse on the 4th inst.
owing to the illness of the daughter of the hostess, but Mrs. Sprouse will
entertain the club on March 4th. In the event of her inability to do so, Mrs.
Jens Christensen will act as hostess and the oyster dinner which the club has
been anticipating since the first of the year is assured for that date.
February Term of Court.
The February term of the district court is in session this week, but as there
is a small docket it will probably be cleaned up before the end of the week.
The cases of C.H. Hopwood vs. W.C. Wyatt et al and C. Synkerson vs. J.F.
Ullrich et ux. were settled and dismissed and that of J.S. Firth vs. Bartholdi
Smith was continued until next term.
The grand jury returned an indictment against Edward Eberhart for forgery and
when arraigned the defendant entered a plea of guilty, but has not as yet been
A verdict for the plaintiff was given in the case of C.M. Davis vs. George
Irving and judgement entered in the sum of $272.25. A similar verdict was
rendered in the action of Wm. Deering Co. vs. James Mitchell and judgment given
At this writing (Thursday afternoon) the case of Weaver vs. Weaver is
occupying the attention of the court.
Ole Johnson, of Org, was in the city on business Tuesday.
Arba Bedford spent Sunday with his parents in Rushmore.
J.S. Frink was a business visitor to Heron Lake Tuesday.
W.R. Faragher, of Adrian, was in the city this week on jury duty.
P.C. Rose, of Bigelow, was a business caller in Worthington Friday.
Gus Swanberg, of the Hub, made a business trip to the twin cities Tuesday.
T.H. Barclay, of Magnolia, was a business visitor to this city Monday.
Wm. Busch, of Brewster, paid a business call to the county seat Monday.
Melvin Hovey, of Rushmore, was in the city on a business mission Tuesday.
John F. Flynn returned Monday from an extended business trip to Oregon.
Carl Strock, of Luverne, was mingling with Worthington friends Sunday.
Miss Hannah Nelson left Monday for Windom, where she has accepted a position.
Julius Leudtke, was a business visitor to Worthington Saturday from Rushmore.
George Henderson, of Brewster, made a business trip to Worthington Saturday.
W.A. McKinney returned Wednesday morning from a visit with friends in Iowa.
Martin and John Heinrich were business visitors to this city from Wilmont
Mrs. Willie Maxwell, of Sibley was the guest of Mrs. E.J. Helmick a few days
Mrs. H.W. Doolittle, of New York City, is the guest of Mrs. George W. Wilson
Rev. and Mrs. Ira Alvord are happy over the arrival of a daughter born to
them last Sunday.
Miss Ollie Mardy, of Edgerton, Minn., is the guest of Mrs. George Weidmann
A.J. Olund, the auctioneer, went to Bigelow Tuesday on business connected
with his sales business.
R.B. Plotts has been under the weather the past week owing to a severe nasal
New spring hats are now on display at Sterling Bros.
Born -- Saturday night to Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Nystrom, of Bigelow township, a
thirteen pound boy.
Miss Nora Klessig returned to Bigelow Monday, after a few days' visit with
Miss Helen Ludlow spent a few days last week with her brother, J.B. Ludlow,
and family at Rushmore.
J.F. Fitzgerald, of Palermo, Cal,. arrived in the city last week for a visit
with his brother, J. Fitzgerald.
A baby girl took up here [her] home with Louis Meirs and wife, on the Harvey
Rew farm last Saturday, February 13th.
C.A. Brown, Edw. Lindsay, A.T. Ray and Clarence Lindsay were up from
Ocheyedan, Ia., on business Saturday.
Conductor Harvey Hinton, of the Sioux Falls line, is quite ill at his home in
this city from an attack of pneumonia.
Miss Isabelle Lee returned to her home in Jackson Saturday morning after a
two weeks' visit with Miss Martha Wicks.
Miss Lizzie Swanson, of Worthington's efficient corps of teachers, went to
Mankato Friday for a short visit with her parents.
Miss Mabel Kunzman went to Org Tuesday where she will resume her duties as
teacher, after an interruption from the blizzard.
Miss Zilla Davidson, of Luverne, was in the city a few hours Saturday on her
way through to Madelia for a visit with friends.
Rev. Gust. Johnson, of Winthrop, will preach in the Swedish mission church on
Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings of next week.
T.A. Voss, of Bigelow, was in the city Friday on business.
Jack Sullivan, of Adrian, was snowbound in the city Friday.
Misses Kate Popkes, Marie Von Behren, Martha Luedtke and Marguerite Becker,
of Brewster, were Worthington callers Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting announced by Rev. C.M. Johnson to be held in the Robinson school
house next Sunday afternoon has been postponed until Sunday afternoon, March
Mesdames Hawley & Suddaby have greatly improved the appearance of their
millinery store by painting and papering and now have one of the neatest places
I.F. Kelley and family were snowbound at Lake Park last week, arriving home
Saturday afternoon. Mr. Kelley left again Monday for a business trip to Sioux
A.E. Caldwell, of the Beaver Creek Banner, formerly editor of the Globe of
this city, announces in the last issue of the Banner, that he will sever his
connection with the paper with that issue.
O.H. Nystrom has rented his Bigelow township farm to Lars Olson and will move
to Worthington about March 1st to make his home. He will hold a public sale of
his personal property on the 25th inst.
Mrs. J.M. Addington went to St. Paul Monday as a delegate to the grand lodge
of the Degree of Honor, which met in that city this week. Mrs. Addington will
also visit with friends in the twin cities.
Marriage licenses were granted this week to Richard Manuel and Selma Salstrom,
William Gordon and Clara Felt, John Maxwell and Mary Bullerman. The last named
couple are residents of Adrian.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Moore entertained the Whist club at the Worthington
hotel Monday evening, twelve being present. An elaborate seven o'clock supper
was served and a general good time enjoyed by those present.
Miss Kindlund last week sold her millinery store to Misses Aurelia Bahlke and
Jessie Johnson. The new proprietors are St. Paul ladies and a sign on the store
announces that the place will be open for business March 8th.
The Rt. Rev. S.C. Edsall, D.D., bishop of the diocese of Minnesota, will
preach and officiate in St. John's Episcopal church, Friday evening, March 5. At
this time also the rite of confirmation will be administered.
For Sale --Good young draft horses, 20 to select from; 20 good young milch
[milk] cows, fresh or soon to be fresh and a few Poland China boar pigs. Stock
guaranteed to be as represented. --T.C. Thanning, Kinbrae, Minn.
Owing to the storm the public sale advertised by J.F. Green, section 8,
Worthington township, which was to have taken place Wednesday of this week, has
been postponed until Wednesday, March 3, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m.
E.A. Tripp, of Round Lake, was in the city Tuesday on his way to the meeting
of the grand lodge of the A.O.U.W., which is in session in Minneapolis this
week. Owing to the snow-blockade on the Rock Island Mr. Tripp was compelled to
walk to Worthington to catch the train.
A Rock Island engine got stuck in a drift and afforded some diversion for
passengers at the Omaha depot who were waiting for trains Tuesday after noon, as
the accident occurred directly opposite the depot. Another engine was summoned
and pulled the stranded engine loose from the snow bank.
Guy Smith last week shipped his household goods to South Dakota, where he
will reside in the future. Guy Trowbridge, a brother of Mrs. Smith, was over
from Magnolia assisting the family in packing and moving. Mrs. Smith will visit
with her parents at Magnolia until Mr. Smith can get things settled in the new
The cut south of town was the cause of a great deal of annoyance to the Omaha
during last week's blizzard. As fast as the snow plow got through removing the
snow the cut would fill up again. Even after the rotary passed through the same
condition occurred. A special on the branch left Saturday morning but got stuck
in the cut, and it was necessary to send a crew of men with shovels to dig the
F.E. Eggleston met with an accident Saturday evening which, fortunately,
ended without any serious results. In returning from the Rock Island train with
a bus full of passengers in some way the bus was overturned, breaking the
windows in one side of the cab. After the passengers had succeeded in crawling
out, it was found that the little daughter of I.F. Kelley had received a slight
cut from the broken glass, but was not seriously injured. The accident was
unavoidable, being caused by the immense drifts which obstructed the road,
making driving a precarious occupation.
Ole Swanson, local manager for the Tuthill Lumber company, was in Sioux Falls
February 3, 4 and 5, and was in attendance at the annual meeting and banquet
given by the firm to the managers of their various branches. The object of the
meeting, of course, is to get in closer touch with their employes and to promote
a more intimate business relationship, but there is also a social function that
is eagerly looked forward to by both employer and employe, and that is the
annual banquet. The banquet this year was held at the Cataract hotel in Sioux
Falls on Thursday evening, February 4, and the feast included everything that
could possibly be designed to refresh the inner man, to which all did ample
justice. Mr. Swanson reports a most enjoyable time.
Messrs. Boddy & Mott, of the Grand theater, have inaugurated an attractive
feature which appeals to the lady patrons of the popular playhouse. Each
Wednesday evening they purpose giving away two elegant dishes, one large and one
small, to the lady patron who is fortunate enough to hold the lucky ticket. The
method of drawing is a trifle out of the ordinary also, and is conducted as
follows: Whenever a lady purchases a ticket of admission her name is written on
the reverse side of the ticket and these are then kept separate from the other
admissions and on Wednesday evening the total for the week are place din a box
and the drawing takes place. The first ticket out secures the large dish and the
next one entitles the party, whose name is written thereon to the smaller dish.
The successful ones last week were Mrs. G.H. Luehrs and Mrs. K.V. Mitchell.
Conductor Ed Horton had his troubles during the blizzard. On the return trip
from Mitchell he ran afoul of a huge snowbank near Brandon, S.D., and could not
move either way, and it is reported that he and his crew were compelled to
shovel snow into the tender in order to supply water to keep up steam in the
engine. Thursday afternoon he arrived in Worthington none the worse for his
experience and started on his regular run Friday morning. Evidently the engine
remembered the former experience at Brandon, because at Manley crossing it
decided to desert the Omaha and jumped from the latter's tracks and started out
on the Great Northern right of way. However, the rest of the train refused to
follow, and the result was a slight wreck which delayed traffic on the branch.
The wrecking crew started out to his relief, but had difficulty to get through
the cut south of town near the viaduct, and added to the delay. However, after
several hours' hard work the wrecker succeeded in getting through the cut and in
a short time had matters straightened out.
Death of John E. Johnson
John E. Johnson succumbed last Thursday to the dread white plague,
tuberculosis, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson, at Org,
after a lingering fight covering a period of two or three years, aged 31 years
and 28 days.
John E. Johnson was born in Jentland, Sweden, January 13th, 1878, and came to
this country in his youth with his parents. He was unmarried, but at the time of
his death he was engaged to a young lady at Windom, and his fiancÚ had the sad
experience of wearing her nuptial garments to his funeral which took place
Saturday afternoon, Rev. Wm. Fletcher, of the Worthington Congregational church
The young man had a host of friends both in Org and throughout the county who
will join with his parents and brother and sisters in mourning his early demise.
Card of Thanks
We herewith tender our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends who by
their many acts of kindness and words of sympathy extended to us during our late
bereavement in the loss of our son and brother, made the blow less severe.
--Fred Johnson and family.
(Intended for last week, but delayed on account of the blizzard.)
Maurice Ronan spent Sunday with relatives at Worthington.
F.L. Kieth was a business visitor to the county seat Monday.
Quite a number from this section attended the Jantzi sale Monday.
Godward Klessig interviewed acquaintances at Worthington Monday.
Herman Frey, of Melvin, Iowa, was an over Sunday visitor at the home of J.G.
Lena Beilke came over from Rushmore Saturday to spend Sunday with her
R.J. Williams and sister, Mrs. Hagberg, were at Worthington between trains
A.R. Beilke has just completed his annual invoice and is now receiving his
spring stock of dry goods.
A sister of Mrs. F.L. Keith arrived from Hartley, Monday, and will assist in
the restaurant for while.
Henry Loger was in town Saturday and while here purchased a fine span of
brood mares from Ronan Bros.
Little George Baird, who underwent a surgical operation on one of his ears,
is rapidly regaining his usual state of health.
The public sale of A.J. Reemtsma , held last Friday was a decided
success, everything offered bringing a good round price.
Chas. Kuhl returned home Monday from his Chicago trip. He got back just in
time to get the full benefit of the blizzard.
W.M. Cline returned from his Iowa trip Saturday, coming in response to a
message announcing the illness of two of his children.
J.F. Cass was a business visitor to Rock Rapids the latter part of last week.
He has in view the purchase of some property in that place.
Geo. Bonde and wife left Saturday for Story City, Iowa, for a few days' visit
with relatives, while Mr. Bonde attends to some business matters.
This place was without any mail train Tuesday and we are advised that none
will be run until the snow-plow will have cleared the road of drifts.
W.A. Wahl is still suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, but at this
writing is somewhat improved. His many friends hope for a speedy recovery.
The ladies aid society gave an oyster supper at the home of Mrs. Mactier,
near town Friday evening of last week. The attendance was good and the ladies
realized a neat sum from the affair.
Sunday being the twenty-fourth birthday of W.J. Bulick, his mother invited a
number of friends and neighbors as well as relatives to a birthday dinner at her
home. About twenty-five were present.
On Sunday, Rev. d'Argent gave notice that he would preach his farewell sermon
Sunday evening Feb. 21. We learn that he expects to spend some time in Fairmont,
after which he expects to go to England.
Tuesday morning ushered in another old-fashioned blizzard which lasted well
into the night. A heavy fall of snow during the day made things more lively and
Wednesday morning found many snow-banks ten feet in height. The roads were
impassable owing to the heavy drifts. We have not heard of any loss of stock in
'Ere these items reach the readers, the ceremony that unites Miss Venus
Eshelman and George F. Klessig, in the bonds of matrimony will have been
performed, the event to take place Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride,
in Elk township. We will try to obtain full particulars for the next issue.
Andrew Finck has been laid up for some time with blood poison in his left
Miss Emma Hocker has visited at the Pfiel home south of Worthington this
Mrs. Vest Thompson and daughter, Mildred, have been visiting Mrs. Thompson's
sister, Mrs. Scott, at Bigelow, the past week.
Another blizzard swept this section last Tuesday. Everybody thought the storm
of January 29th a bad one, but all unite in expressing the view that the second
one was much worse.
The roads were so badly blockaded that Mr. Davis, rural mail carrier on Route
5, was not able to get over his route from Monday to Saturday, and then he was
only able to comver half the route, taking the other half on Monday.
Married -- Wednesday evening, February 10th, at six o'clock at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Eshelmann, of Elk, Miss Venus Eshelmann
and Mr. George Klessig, of Reading. The young folks will make their home in
Reading, where the groom is the proprietor of the livery barn and carrier on the
rural mail route. Mr. and Mrs. Klessig are both well known and highly respected
in this vicinity and have the best wishes of their many friends for a long,
happy and prosperous married life.
Ole Warren, of Trousedale, Iowa, attended the funeral of his cousin, John E.
Albert Warren, of Idaho Springs, Colo., called on relatives at Rushmore last
Tuesday, returning on Wednesday.
Freight train No. 29 was held here nearly all day Tuesday because the engine
was derailed by snow and an open switch.
Mrssrs. Donald and Ted Savage and sister, Eliza, returned to their homes in
Windom last Sunday after a short visit with friends at this place.
Jodie and George Anderson returned from Chicago last Saturday morning. George
has been gone several months visiting with relatives and friends.
Miss Mabel Kunzman returned to her school duties in Dist. No. 80 last
Tuesday. She has been sick for a few days, therefore did not have any school on
School has been closed in District No. 28 for the past few days on account of
the teacher, Benjamin Hildyard, being sick with the measles. It is hoped that he
will soon be able to be around again.
Once more the grim messenger of death has entered our midst and taken away a
beloved form in the person of John E. Johnson, who passed away at one o'clock
a.m., February 11th. The relatives and friends have the sympathy of the whole
community in their loss.
Friday, February 26, 1909
Lent began on Wednesday.
Look up the ad of A.T. Latta. It will interest you.
The regular meeting of the Yeoman lodge will be held Monday evening, March
Marriage licenses were issued this week to Wm. C. Erwin and Leila Helms,
William Dahlheim and May Kimmell, all of Nobles county.
P.H. Brown, formerly in the hardware business in this city, but now residing
in St. Paul, is renewing acquaintances in this city.
Messrs. L.H. Gray and P.J. Nelson, of the Gray-Nelson Hardware Co., were in
the twin cities this week on business connected with their store.
H.M. Streibick, of the Christian church, of Rock Rapids, Ia., will preach in
the A.O.U.W. hall next Sunday morning and evening. All are invited.
G.W. Moeller, formerly assistant cashier of the Worthington State bank, came
up from Harris, Iowa, Saturday for an over Sunday visit with friends and
relatives. Mr. Moeller is now employed by the Harris Savings bank.
Jacob Reis, author and lecturer, spent Wednesday night in Worthington. Mr.
Reis was enroute from Sioux Falls to Red Wing, Minn., where he was billed to
lecture, but was detained on account of the blockade occasioned by the snow
The "Mad March Hare" will entertain at the Saxon school house, Indian Lake,
on Friday evening, March 5th. Ladies will bring lunch and a trinket to be sold
with it. Entertainment provided for all. Everybody welcome, Hilda M. Nelson,
F.C. Brace, the jeweler, had the misfortune to lose about $30 worth of fine
hand-printed Pickard china last Thursday. In some manner the fixtures supporting
the curtain at the window in which they were displayed, became loose and let one
end of the curtain down shattering the fragile ware. Had the heavy curtain come
down altogether the damage would have amounted to a great deal more, as several
expensive pieces of ware escaped which otherwise would have been broken.
Union Meeting Well Attended
The union meeting held at the Methodist church last Sunday night was attended
by an immense congregation, the vast auditorium and gallery being crowded to
such an extent that it was necessary to throw open the Sunday School room. Mrs.
Bessie Lay Scovell, state president of the W.C.T.U., was present and addressed
the meeting and an awakened interest in the temperance movement was the result.
Mrs. Scovell also addressed the ladies of the W.C.T.U. at the home of Mrs. Ray
Humiston on Saturday afternoon. She is an interesting and entertaining talker
and is thoroughly conversant with her subject.
IN SOCIAL CIRCLES
Doings in Worthington Society for the Week
Despite the blizzards and inclement weather conditions, there has been
considerable activity in Worthington society during the past week.
Mrs. E.K. Smith entertained Monday afternoon at a Washington's birthday
luncheon. The dining room and parlor were tastily decorated with the national
colors and place cards bore two handsomely lithographed American flags, while an
artificial cherry tree in the center of the dining table completed the
decorations and added a unique feature to the pretty luncheon. About twenty-five
ladies enjoyed the hospitality of the hostess, and the elaborate luncheon was
daintily served by Misses Julia Town and Bernice Weidman.
Mrs. Smith will again entertain this afternoon at "Military Cinch."
N.H. Elliott and family, residing three and one-half miles west of
Worthington, will remove to Round Lake as soon as the weather will permit, and a
number of their friends tendered them a farewell surprise party on Saturday
night. About fifty guests were present and a bounteous repast was served, and
the evening spent in music and social intercourse, the guests departing at a
late hour wishing Mr. Elliott and family much happiness and prosperity in their
On Tuesday last at the noon hour, Mrs. Robt. Smith tendered a dinner in honor
of Miss Flora Buchan, and twelve ladies were present to pay honor to both
hostess and Miss Buchan, the latter being presented with a beautiful
hand-painted dish as a testimonial of the esteem in which she is held by her
Mrs. Dr. C.P. Dolan was hostess on Saturday for the Bridge Club, and members
to the number of twelve responded to the invitation. Luncheon was served and a
most enjoyable time is reported.
Mrs. R.L. Morland entertained Wednesday and Thursday afternoons of last week
with an afternoon luncheon, twelve ladies being present on each occasion, and on
Tuesday of this week Mrs. Morland had as her guests seventeen children, friends
of her son, Edward Dolan. The party was given in honor of Edward's birthday and
the tots passed the time in games, etc., after which a very pretty dinner was
Saturday marked the twentieth milestone in the married life of Mr. and Mrs.
W.I. Humiston, and the event was fittingly celebrated by this couple with a
supper. About twenty-five neighbors and friends were present, among them being
some of the pioneers of the county. After an evening spent in pleasant social
intercourse the guests regretfully departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Humiston many
happy returns of their anniversary.
Editor Mattison Weds
M.A. Mattison, editor of the Rushmore Enterprise, was married last Wednesday
at Fulda, to Miss Emma A. Fried, the ceremony taking place in the Catholic
church of that place, Rev. Father Bartholome officiating.
As the event took place while the blizzard was in the height of its fury it
was attended by many difficulties principle among which was the enforced
postponement for two days and an overland walk of several miles to secure a
marriage license, but we hope that this will in no way affect the future and
upon behalf of the newspaper fraternity of the county we extend our heartiest
congratulations and wishes for a long and happy wedded life.
Mr. and Mrs. Mattison have gone to housekeeping at Rushmore and will be at
home to their friends after March 15th.
William C. Erwin, of this city, and Miss Lelia Helms, of Brewster, were
united in marriage at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Erwin,
Wednesday evening, February 24, 1909, at half-past seven o'clock.
Promptly at the hour set for the ceremony, the bridal couple entered the
prettily decorated rooms to the strains of the wedding march played by Mrs. D.E.
Hutton. The bride was attended by her maid, Miss Effie Erwin, sister of the
groom, while the groom was attended by Mr. Bernard Edstrom as best man.
Rev. G.A. Cahoon, pastor of the Methodist church, performed the impressive
ceremony, which was witnessed by about sixty invited guests. After the bride and
groom had received the congratulations of the friends assembled, a bounteous
wedding supper was served.
Many useful and choice gifts were presented to the newly wedded pair. Mr. and
Mrs. Erwin will reside on the large farm west of this city, owned by the groom's
New Presbyterian Pastor
The Battle Creek (Iowa) Times has the following words of commendation for Dr.
Wm. M. Jennings, who recently came to Worthington as pastor of the Westminster
"Rev. Dr. Wm. M. Jennings, who has supplied temporarily the Presbyterian
pulpit, leaves for Worthington, Minn., where he will become pastor of the
Westminster Presbyterian church of that city. Dr. and Mrs. Jennings have made
many warm friends during their brief stay in our midst, who very much regret
Prior to Dr. Jenning's brief stay at Battle Creek, he was for nearly two
years pastor of the Presbyterian church at Marion, Iowa, and for more than seven
years prior to his pastorate at Marion, was pastor of the Presbyterian church of
Brookings, S.D. Dr. Jennings is a very able speaker and the people of
Worthington are fortunate in securing him as a resident and pastor.
Rev. William Fletcher last week tendered his resignation as pastor of the
Congregational church, and at the meeting of the church board last Thursday
evening the resignation was accepted. Neither pastor nor church have as yet
announced their future plans, but as the resignation does not go into effect for
three months each will have abundant time to make necessary arrangements. So for
as can be ascertained no cause is assigned for the sudden action upon the part
of the pastor except a desire for a change of field.
R. Dircks, of Round Lake township, is quite ill.
Go to Nelson's restaurant for a good cup of coffee.
Wm. Kulf was a business visitor from Wilmont Friday.
Will Oliver was a business visitor to Minneapolis Monday.
John Rowe, of Rushmore, spent yesterday in Worthington.
A. Baysinger was a business caller from Lismore Tuesday.
Ross Nelson went to Heron Lake Tuesday morning for the day.
C.E. Hale, of Windom, was a business caller in this city Friday.
R.W. Coats came up from Sibley Monday on a business mission.
Rev. C.M. Johnson enjoyed a day's ice fishing at Round Lake Monday.
H.D. Barnard, of Reading, was a business caller in this city Tuesday.
B. Klatt, of Sibley, was a business visitor to Worthington Wednesday.
Mrs. Roy Newman left Monday for a short visit with friends in Sioux City.
George M. Witsell, of Sheldon, was the guest of Worthington friends Monday.
Frank Bryden, of Rushmore, was calling on Worthington relatives Monday.
Al. Wells, of Brewster, was transacting business in Worthington Friday.
Neal Leverich was the guest of Worthington friends last Saturday and Sunday.
Charles Bird, the Ellsworth banker, was a business visitor
[to] the county
Attorney John F. Flynn was in St. Paul the first of the week on legal
Rev. G.G. Schmid has been quite ill with appendicitis, but is reported
M. McNerney, of Sibley, spent Washington's birthday with Worthington friends.
WANTED -- At once, a girl for general housework; $4.00 per week. Mrs. A.E.
John A. Johnson, of Adrian, Deputy state boiler inspector, was in the city on
M.J. Hubbard, the Bigelow merchant, was a business visitor to the county seat
A girl baby was born on the evening of the 19th to John Miller and wife, of
J.F. Krause and C.F. Krupinski, of Centerville, S.D., were business callers
in this city Saturday.
J.A. Town went to St. Paul Sunday and was appearing before the supreme court
Clinton L. Mann was confined to his home the first part of the week with an
attack of heart trouble.
A baby boy has taken up his residence with Fred Lestico and wife, arriving
Mrs. L.D. Veltum returned to her home in St. Paul Monday after a short visit
with Worthington friends.
Mrs. E.H. Canfield, of Luverne, arrived last Thursday and is visiting with
her son, A.L. Canfield, and family.
F.H. Petrie, of Madison, Wis., brother of Mrs. S.S. Smith, visited at the
Smith home the first of the week.
Mrs. Etta Noble, of Beaver Creek, was the guest of friends in this city
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Miss Effie Parker, of Sioux Falls, is visiting Miss Jeannette Clark and other
Worthington relatives this week.
Miss Bessie Anderson, of Org, spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Roy Newman,
returning home Monday afternoon.
Reuben Oakes, principal of the Rushmore schools, came down Friday evening for
an over Sunday visit with relatives.
The little daughter of W.F. Weaver submitted to an operation on the nose and
throat at the Worthington hospital Monday.
L.M. Catlin, of St. Croix Falls, Wis., has accepted a position as foreman of
the mechanical department of the Advance-Herald.
Mrs. E.L. Gillette left Monday morning for the Twin cities, where she will
purchase goods for her spring millinery opening.
P.W. Doeden, of Worthington, has accepted a position with the Smith Implement
company at this place. --Brewster Tribune.
Miss Alma L. Walter, formerly stenographer for C.M. Crandall, now residing at
Brookings, S.D., spent Sunday Mrs. George W. Wilson.
W.A. McKinney resumed his position as messenger on the Sioux Falls branch
Monday after a three week's layoff spent in fighting off appendicitis.
Nic Caseretto, of Sioux Falls, was in the city this week superintending the
loading of ice for his storage house in Sibley, where he conducts the ice
business during the summer.
Dr. W.J. Dodge went to St. Paul the latter part of the week for a visit with
friends and to meet Mrs. Dodge, who is returning home from an extended visit
with relatives at Peccatonica, Illinois.
Miss Bete Hause, of Windom, spent several hours with Worthington friends
Monday and left on the afternoon train for St. Paul. Miss Hause had just
completed a visit with friends at Doon, Iowa.
Drs. Weidow & Mork last week received a new "Champion" auto. The machine is
of the roadster type and Dr. Weidow gave it a "workout" in the snow drifts
Monday, and is apparently very well satisfied with its behavior under the
Mesdames Hawley and Suddaby went to St. Paul the latter part of last week to
purchase the stock for their spring millinery trade. The ladies will also go on
to Chicago where they will secure the latest in that market before returning
The D.D.J. ("D. Dozen Juniors") received their new class sweaters last Friday
and made quite an impressive appearance when they turned out for school Friday
afternoon arrayed in the garments, with the figures 1910 boldly emblazoned
across the breast thereof.
P.R. Farmer and wife, of Spirit Lake, were in the city Monday. Mr. Farmer
will be remembered by the baseball fans in this vicinity for his brilliant
playing, in company with his brother, as battery with the Spirit Lake and Lake
Park teams during the past season.
Owing to the storm last Tuesday, the meeting of the Twentieth Century Club
was not held at the home of Mrs. E.C. Meredith as programmed, but will be held
March 8th at the home of Mrs. C.P. Dolan, at which time the same topic, Pinero's
"The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith," will be considered.
F.B. Duster, who is assisting A.P. Rose in the compilation of the history of
Jackson county, dropped off for a few moments Monday morning while the train was
in the depot at this place, on his way back to Jackson from an over Sunday visit
with his parents at Remsen, Iowa. He reports the fact that Mr. Rose and
assistants are being well received by Jackson people.
M.L. Holbrook has built up a nice business with his French dry cleaning
establishment. The business was started in Worthington more as an experiment
than anything else, but has met with such success that Mr. Holbrook has expanded
his territory and now has several agencies in the surrounding towns. Last week
he visited Heron Lake and established an agency at that point.
Miss Lottie Bedient, who is employed at the Steffins restaurant, met with a
peculiar as well as painful accident Tuesday morning. In throwing out some
pieces of dishes, a projecting sharp edge cut an ugly gash in the second finger
of the right hand, exposing, but not severing, the tendon. She went at once to a
physician where the wound received the necessary surgical attention.
James Gibson was in Luverne Tuesday to take his little daughter, Erma, who
has been staying with Mrs. A.H. Carver and Mrs. A.J. Daley for the past month
while her mother has been in a hospital in Worthington, to the latter place.
Mrs. Gibson has so far recovered as to be able to travel and Mr. Gibson took her
and Erma to their home in Sheldon, Iowa, Wednesday. --Rock County Herald.
John Andarson [Anderson?], a former resident, was calling on friends in
Worthington the first of the week. Wednesday morning he decided to return to his
home in Waseca, so accordingly he engaged a berth in the sleeper on No. 10, and
when the train arrived at the station here he went immediately to sleep, and was
somewhat surprised upon awakening at 9:30 to discover that the train had not
moved from Worthington. He came up town for breakfast and told the story of his
experience and thus the story leaked out.
The rural carriers were unable to cover their routes Tuesday morning owing to
the fact that the tracts were drifted from the snowstorm of the night before.
Bob Davis, carrier on Route 5, attempted to go over his course, but after
tipping over twice, decided that it were better to return home and wait until
the roads were in better shape. Had the storm of Monday night been attended with
the wind that has characterized the other two blizzards it would be a matter of
conjecture just how long the patrons of the rural routes would have been without
service. As it was, with only a light wind the drifts in places were sufficient
to effectually close the roads and paths that had been made after the second
District Court Over
The February term of the district court completed its labors on Saturday
after one week of session.
A stay of twenty days was ordered in the case of C.M. Davis vs. George
Emma Zinn secured a verdict of $150 against Julius Ludtke. The suit was for
wages claimed to be due.
The suit of Augusta Ludtke vs. Julius Ludtke for divorce was dismissed.
The action of C.M. Olson et al. vs. Henry Teitenbery resulted in a verdict
for the plaintiff in the sum of $130.93.
The cases of school district No. 34 vs. Patrick King and State of Minnesota
vs. F.A. Zehringer were continued to the next term of court.
The case of Bertha Weaver vs. Jess A. Weaver was dismissed.
Twenty Days His Portion
Charles Engstrom, a blacksmith from Round Lake, imbibed too freely of the cup
that not only cheers but inebriates on Saturday last and after making himself
generally obnoxious, was placed under arrest, and Tuesday was given a hearing
before Justice J.J. Kies at 10 o'clock, at which time he pleaded guilty as
charged in the complaint. Being without money with which to pay a fine, the
justice committed him to the county jail for a period of twenty days.
These Are Now Citizens
Hjalmar Soderholm, Reading; Andrew Pearson, Lismore; John Emil Bengtrom,
Bigelow township; Joseph S. Edelstein, Wilmont; Henry Bisch, Worthington; Edward
Johnson, Indian Lake township were granted naturalization papers by the district
court last week. Gerhardt Albert John Oolman, who had also made application
failed to appear and his application was passed until the October term of court.
Edwin Finchk, of Canada arrived here Sunday morning and will visit his
brother Andrew at this place for some time.
Rev. Chas. Hilary is on the sick list this week.
Mr. Ramer, of Barnum, Minn., is here visiting his brother, W.S. Ramer, of
Elk. While here Mr. Ramer purchased a fine driving team of Geo. Hacker.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Finchk are the proud parents of a bright baby boy who
arrived Thursday, February 18th, 1909.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wolff spent Sunday with Rev. Hilary and family.
The public auction of F. Green will be held Wednesday, March 3rd.
Miss Rowe, teacher in Dist. No. 24, in company with her sister, of Rushmore
spent Sunday in St. Paul.
Microfilm, Worthington Advance; Minnesota Historical
Society, St. Paul, MN; obtained November, 2007.