Friday, May 7, 1909
The state of Minnesota paid out in Nobles county last week the sum of $63.00
in the shape of bounties on wolves. This sum was equally divided between Thos.
Ervin, of Lismore township and William Glovka, of Leota, each of whom killed a
grown wolf and eight cubs. The state bounty is $7.50 for grown wolves and $3.00
Miss Elva Chrysler, assisted by Mr. Jesse Ewer, baritone, of Sioux City, will
give a concert at the Methodist church on Friday evening, May 14th. Admission 25
cents; no reserved seats. Watch these columns for further announcements.
s.S. smith made a business trip to St. Paul Tuesday night.
George W. Wilson was in Jackson yesterday on legal business.
Dr. F.R. Weiser, of Windom, was the guest Wednesday of Dr. F.M. Manson.
Big auction at Martin's store Friday and Saturday. Col. J.N. Holbrook,
The choir of the M.E. church will give a special musical program next Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Noggle, of Sioux Falls, visited last week with Mr. and Mrs.
The W.C.T.U. will meet with Miss Gutzler on Friday, May 14th, at three
o'clock. All ladies are cordially invited.
Miss Alice Anson, nurse in the City hospital, went to Luverne Wednesday,
where she will spend a short vacation with relatives.
R.L. Morland returned home Saturday from Minneapolis, where he was in
attendance at the meeting of the State Board of Pharmacy.
Mrs. G.A. Cahoon went to Madelia Thursday afternoon to attend a district
meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society.
The Degree of Honor will hold a ten cent tea at the home of Mrs. Norris, in
the Burlington addition, on Wednesday, May 12th, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Neal Leverich was in the city for a short time Wednesday on his return home
to Mitchel after a visit with relatives and friends at Albert Lea and Mankato.
Rev. Rasmussen, state evangelist, who is conducting a series of meetings at
the Baptist church, will address the men's meeting Sunday afternoon at three
M.L. Holbrook left Wednesday morning for points in South Dakota, where he
goes to look up the land prospects, with the idea of filing on a claim if he can
find something to suit his fancy.
Mrs. Henry Green, of Round Lake, who has been a patient at the City hospital,
has recovered sufficiently to be removed to the home of friends in the city
where she will visit for a time before returning home.
A wedding was solemnized yesterday morning in the office of the Probate
Judge, the contracting parties being Thos. Dogel and Flossie Kimble, of Osceola
county, Iowa. Judge C.M. Cory tied the knot that united the happy couple.
A new band leader arrived in Worthington on Wednesday of last week and took
up his residence at the home of Prof. and Mrs. Wilson Abbott. although the new
arrival is at present too young to conduct an organization like the Worthington
Concert Band, no doubt in time he will rival his father. At present his musical
labor is confined to vocal efforts.
Mrs. S.V. Freeman, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Benham, of Maiden Rock,
Wis., are guests this week at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. Weidow. After a short
visit with their Worthington friends they will go on to Round Lake, the former
residence of Mrs. Freeman.
L.F. Slaker, division superintendent of the Omaha railroad arrived in this
city Wednesday afternoon for a conference with local railway officials on
business matters. Assistant superintendent J.J. O'Neil was also in the city
Wednesday, but left before the arrival of Mr. Slaker.
Hon. E.H. Canfield, of Luverne, was in the city between trains Monday enroute
to Mankato, where he delivered an address at the banquet of the Republican club
Monday night. He returned Tuesday afternoon and remained until Wednesday
evening, as the guest of his son, A.L. Canfield, and family.
John Nystrom was discharged from the City hospital this week, having regained
his health to a great extent. He is at present at the home of his son, Andrew,
where he will remain for a few days before returning to his home in the country.
The announcement of his restoration to health will be grateful news to his many
H.A. Gould, who is employed at the City bakery at Sibley, on Wednesday
shipped his household goods to that place, his family going down on the
afternoon train. Mr. Gould remained over until Thursday to attend to some
business matters. He reports that the bakery at that place has again changed
hands and that it is the intention of the new proprietor to make it a model
baking institution. In selecting his baker he could not have secured a better
man to assist him in building up a first-class trade than "Hal," who is one of
the most competent workmen in that line in this section of the country.
Ed Bumgerd, of Brewster, arrived in the city Saturday afternoon, carrying a
superabundance of boaze [booze?], and had not been
here a great while before he became conspicuous by his drunken actions and
finally ended up the performance by making a disgraceful scene on Main street.
He was tenderly gathered in by the minions of the law, and when Justice C.W.W.
Dow listened to his plea of guilty of drunkeness, he assessed a fine of $5 and
costs which the Brewster party settled and secured his release from custody.
Bumgerd was fortunate, as a much more serious charge than plain drunkeness could
have been preferred, had the officials so desired, and he can congratulate
himself on escaping the penalty of his folly so lightly.
Milt Black spent Saturday with Minneapolis friends.
Dr. B.O. Mork was a professional visitor to Sibley Monday.
George Eggleston is again employed at the electric light plant.
P.D. Peterson was a business visitor from Westbrook Friday.
George Huber, of Wilmont, was a business caller in this city Monday.
F.E. Murphy came down from Wilmont Monday on a business mission.
Dr. J.N. Gould was called to Dundee Monday on professional business.
Al Wells, of Brewster, was transacting business in Worthington Monday.
Will Thielvoldt, of Round Lake, was calling on Worthington friends Monday.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey butcher died Monday morning.
Miss Alida Bedford of Rushmore was calling on friends in this city Monday.
John Farragher, of Adrian, was transacting business in this city Monday.
Gottlieb Schaeffer, of Tripp, S.D., was in the city looking after business.
Miss Edith Clark was the guest over Sunday of her sister at Heron Lake.
Miss Mary Nelson, of Jackson, is visiting her brother, Nels N. Nelson, this
M.J. Kramer, of Ashton, Iowa, was the guest of Worthington friends last
John McManus, of Sibley spent Saturday with his sister, Mrs. Mark Marden.
Senator S.B. Bedford, of Rushmore, was calling on Worthington friends
J.H. Harper, court stenographer, was in the city Monday, the guest of F.L.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarance Williamson returned home Monday from a wedding visit to
Ira Morgan, of Sidney, Iowa, was the guest the first of the week of E.M.
Lawton and family.
Mrs. A.H. Clark went to Heron Lake Friday for a few days' visit with her
J.W. Beckett, of Sibley, was in the city Tuesday, on business and shaking
hands with old friends.
G.R. Henderson, editor of the Brewster Tribune, was a business visitor to the
county seat Monday.
Father Holper, of St. Kilian, was in Worthington Monday on business
pertaining to the probate court.
Ed Moberg, John A. Saxon and son, Eddie, and Miss Esther Johnson left Tuesday
for Turtle Lake, Wis.
Mrs. Reuben Dryden left Tuesday afternoon for a short visit with her
husband's parents at Windom.
Mesdames A.B. Williams, M.J. Lorge and C.W. Mead, of Wilmont, were
Worthington callers Friday.
Fred Hildrith, of Williston, N.D., was in the city the last of last week
looking after business interests.
Reuben Oakes, of Rushmore, spent Sunday in Worthington, the guest of his
sister, Mrs. Dr. J.N. Gould.
Jerome Yates and daughter, Miss Margaret, left Monday for Sleepy Eye, where
they will reside in the future.
Frank Stevens, of Sibley, sheriff of Osceola county, was in Worthington
Saturday on official business.
C.M. Crandall went over to Luverne Monday evening to attend the meeting of
the Knight Templar commandary.
L.F. Kelley returned home Friday from a two weeks' business trip to New York
and other eastern points.
Ancel Thompson, of Indian Lake, returned home Tuesday from Mankato, where he
has been attending commercial college.
M.M. Knapp, traveling freight agent of the C.R.I & P., was in the city Monday
on business connected with his department.
Mrs. Z.M. Smith left Monday afternoon for Edgemont, S.D., where she goes to
join her husband and take up her residence on their claim.
Mrs. Frank Cram and daughters, Misses Althea and Vashti, were guests of
relatives in Worthington Saturday.
Mrs. E.H. Brandt, who has been visiting with Worthington friends for the past
week, returned Tuesday to the soldiers' home at Minnehaha Falls.
Gust Oberg, of Minneapolis, has accepted a position as night man at Nelson's
restaurant. Mr. Oberg comes highly recommended as a short order cook and Mr.
Nelson is fortunate to secure his services.
Miss Alida Loveless, of Minneapolis, came down Sunday morning for a visit
with her parents in this city.
Mrs. George Doeden, of St. Paul, was the guest last week of George Doeden,
Sr., and family, returning home Saturday morning.
O.J. Dysthe, of Chandler, was in the city on business Saturday and
incidentally called on his daughters, who are attending school here.
Archie Moberly, who has been in Oklahoma for several months, returned to
Worthington Saturday and will probably remain here for the summer.
Miss Hulda Thielvoldt, accompanied by her friend, Miss Nellie Tessien, of
Jackson, was in the city Monday between trains on her way home from a visit with
Round Lake relatives.
Lake Park has passed an ordinance to issue bonds for the sum of $6,500 to
procure money to construct a system of water works in the city, in accordance
with an election held last September.
Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Barber and son, Mahlon, left Monday for a visit with Sioux
Falls relatives. Mr. Barber will then go on to Madison, S.D., where he will look
up the land recently acquired in a trade with M. Pine.
George Marsh, of Sheldon, was in the city, Saturday morning on his return
home from a visit to his mother at Reading. Mrs. Marsh has been quite ill most
of the winter and her condition does not seem to improve rapidly.
Miss Mary Fitch left Saturday morning for Sioux City, where she will visit
for a few days, after which she will continue her journey to Edgemont, S.D.,
where she will take up her residence on the claim recently filed on by her.
Ed Murray wishes to announce that he will hereafter contract painting and
paper hanging. After ten years of residence in Worthington his work is too well
known to need comment and he solicits a share of your business upon his merits
as a workman.
A.N. Carpenter, of Minneapolis, has removed his family to Worthington and
will make this city his home in the future, having rented the Torrance property
on Tenth street. Mr. Carpenter is a traveling salesman, employed by Tackeberry &
Co., wholesale grocers.
The boiler which is a part of the heating apparatus of the Rushmore school
building, was out of commission Monday, giving the teachers and scholars an
enforced vacation. Miss Emma Knudson, primary teacher, availed herself of the
opportunity to pay a visit to Worthington.
Rev. A. Heathcote and family left last Friday for Winona, Minn., where they
will make their future home. Brother Heathcote has been pastor of the
Presbyterian church at this place, but owing to ill health, resigned his
position. We regret very much to loose this estimable family from our midst.
Sheriff Black, of Luverne, was in the city Monday, having in custody a boy by
the name of Rich, whom he was taking to St. Cloud. The lad forged the name of
his employer to an order for clothing, etc., and decamped after securing the
goods, but was apprehended, and pleaded guilty on arraignment and received a
Messrs. Will and John Ronan and wives, of this city, and Maurice Ronan of
Reading, went to Hawarden, Iowa, Saturday for an over-Sunday visit with the
parents of the Messrs. Ronan. The visit partook of the nature of a golden
wedding surprise on the aged couple, Sunday being the fiftieth anniversary of
The Masgai building has been completed, and Mr. Masgai has opened his pool
and billiard parlor, starting last Monday. He has christened the place the Bon
Ton, which is a very appropriate cognomen, as the parlor is well equipped with
the very best of furnishings and three brand new pool tables and one billiard
table. He has also put in a nice line of cigars and tobacco and will later
add a line of soft drinks.
AT a meeting of the council Monday evening, Amos Todd, of Worthington, was
appointed Marshal and Street Commissioner for the ensuing year. At the same
meeting it was voted to put in new cement walks in the following places: Between
the M.E. church and M.O. Pages', 250 feet; Across the street, east of Timm &
Claussen's grocery store, 130 feet; West of Will Jennings' lots, 150 feet, and
50 feet between the lots of Mrs. Nobles and Frank Loose. The contract was let to
Knute Low. --Beaver Creek Banner.
Worthington will probably loose one of its mercantile establishments on or
before the first of June, as M.J. Martin contemplates removing to Ellsworth, if
the building to be occupied by him at that place can be made ready by that time.
Mr. Martin, in conversation with the reporter stated that he was not
indefinitely settled as to his plans and that he might decide to operate two
stores, retaining the one here and opening up a new one at Ellsworth. Ellsworth
people will find Mr. Martin an honest, upright merchant and cannot do better
than to extend to him a portion of the patronage.
A peculiar phenomenon was witnessed Saturday afternoon about three o'clock,
at which time two distinct circles were visible in the sky. One of the circles
was white having the appearance of a thin cloud, and extended in an easterly
direction from the sun, but not encircling that orb, and almost bisecting it, a
second circle variegated in color and having the appearance of a rainbow
encircled the sun. Local astronomical students were unable to explain the cause
of the strange phenomenon and the various guesses hazarded embraced everything
from a surcease from the arctic weather then prevailing, to the end of the
Word was received in Worthington the latter part of last week announcing the
marriage at Vale, Ore., of Jess Hamstreet, brother of ye editor, and Miss Zoe
Addington. The announcement will not come in the nature of a surprise, inasmuch
as the announcement was expected some time ago. The young couple left
Worthington on the 21st, and arrived in Vale, on the 24th, and were married
almost immediately upon arrival. The young couple have many friends in
Worthington and Nobles county, who will all join in extending heartiest
congratulations, and wish them a safe and happy journey o'er the troubled sea of
Major M.G. Dillenback was in the city Tuesday afternoon between trains on his
way from Adrian to Windom, where he has been coaching an amatuer production of
"The Girl I Left Behind Me." He reports a crowded house at Windom, and stated
that on one night of this week the amatuer players would present the piece at
Heron Lake. The Major has purchased a large tent and will take out a small
professional company this summer. The tent is now at Adrian, where the necessary
repairs will be made, and after the scenery is painted the company will go in
tour. He informed the Advance-Herald that he will be booked practically solid
for four months under a lyceum bureau. Here's hoping he will return to us at the
close of the season with a large bank roll and a pleasant season.
Death of B.C. Baker
B.C. Baker passed away at his home in this city Saturday afternoon at two
o'clock, after a lingering illness from dropsy and complications arising
therefrom, aged 72 years, 4 months and 6 days.
Mr. Baker was born in Montgomery county, Illinois, Christmas day, 1836, and
served during the war of the rebellion as sergeant in the 3rd Illinois cavalry
under Capt. McLean, and had the distinction of having been with Sherman on his
historic march to the sea. He was twice wounded during his military career. He
was also a member of the Masonic fraternity, being connected with the order at
Clarion, Iowa, where he formerly resided.
He leaves to mourn his loss one brother, three sons and four daughters. The
sons, J.K., J.W. and C.A., all reside in Worthington. The daughters are Mrs.
H.F. Clute of Iowa Falls, Iowa; Mrs. J.B. Snyder of Clarion, Iowa; Mrs. A.D.
Edwards of Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. C.B. Johnson, of Des Moines, Iowa.
The remains were shipped to Iowa Falls, Iowa, Sunday morning, and interment
was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mrs. H.F. Clute. J.W.
Baker, who accompanied the remains to Iowa Falls, returned Wednesday.
Miss Beulah Beatrice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Dring, and Clarence J.
Williamson, both of Worthington, Minn., were married at the home of the bride's
parents April 28, 1909, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Streibick, of Rock Rapids,
officiating. The bride is one of Nobles county's successful teachers and the
groom, who is one of the prominent farmers of this section, was also a former
teacher in this vicinity.
Despite the inclement weather, many of the relatives and friends were
present, numbering about forty-five. Those in attendance from a distance were
Mrs. U.A. Lackey, of Sioux Falls, Miss E. Percival, of Spirit Lake, Dr. E.E.
Christle, of Lakefield, and Mr. Robt. Bethel, of Clarion, Iowa. Many valuable
and useful presents were received.
The bride was attired in white and carried white roses. The groom wore
conventional black. The wedding march was played by Mrs. F. Knapp.
Immediately following the ceremony, a dainty luncheon was served, to which
the company did justice. Mr. and Mrs. Williamson departed on the 4 o'clock train
for various points in Iowa, the bride wearing a traveling suit of receda green.
They were accompanied by numerous friends, who showered an abundance of rice
upon them as a token of their good wishes. They will be at home to their friends
at Worthington after May 15th.
Popular Couple to Wed
AN announcement that will probably cause a surprise in Worthington society
circles appeared in the Minneapolis Journal of Sunday May 2, as follows:
"William H. Carleton announces the engagement of his daughter, Clara
Jeannette, to Thomas Henry Bloxham, of Worthington. The wedding will take place
in Minneapolis early in June."
The prospective groom is well and favorably known in this city, having come
to Worthington a few months ago from Sheldon, and accepted a position with G.W.
Patterson, and during his stay has made many friends by his gentlemanly bearing.
Miss Carleton is also quite well known, especially in musical circles, having
been engaged in the teaching of music in this city for the past ten months, and
is the popular leader and director of the Congregational choir, of which Mr.
Bloxham is also a member.
A Successful Singer from the Garst Studio
Recently Miss Elva Chrysler, a very successful teacher and singer from
western Iowa, gave an informal studio program in evidence of the splendid
results obtained through her winter's work with Mr. and Mrs. Garst. Miss
Chrysler has a voice of fine range and sympathic quality, combined with a really
artistic temperament. Her singing of a varied program was given with excellent
delivery and good style. She has returned to her large class and choir position.
--From Musical Leader, Chicago.
Friday, May 14, 1909
DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS
Robert Firth, Pioneer, Passes Away at Home of Son, in Mill City
Robert Firth, an aged resident and prominent citizen of Lorain township, died
at the home of his son in Minneapolis Saturday from a complication of diseases.
Deceased was born in Leeds, England, June 21, 1828, and remained in the town
of his birth until he was 20 years of age, when he came to America and located
at Ithica [Ithaca?], N.Y., where he resided until
shortly before the breaking out of the Rebellion, when he removed to Whitewater,
Wis. At the breaking out of the war, he enlisted in the 28th Wisconsin Infantry
and served for three years; returning to Whitewater after the close of his
enlistment he engaged in mercantile life, opening up a shoe store.
He came to Worthington on September 30, 1871 with his family and homesteaded
the northwest quarter of section 6, in Lorain township, and has resided upon the
same up until a few weeks previous to his death.
He leaves five children, four boys and one girl, his wife and one son having
preceded the grave.
The remains were shipped to Worthington arriving during the night, Monday,
the funeral being held Tuesday afternoon from the Episcopal church, attended by
the G.A.R. Post and ladies of the W.R.C., and a number of sorrowing friends and
H.A. Nelson was a business visitor from Rushmore Tuesday.
A full line of Herrick refrigerators at Humiston & Wolven's.
E.W. Langer made a business trip to Kilkenny, Minn., Tuesday.
Miss Anna Burch left Wednesday for a visit with Luverne friends.
Miss Freda Blumgren is spending the week with Sioux City friends.
Daniel Shell was transacting business in Omaha the first of the week.
F.H. Richmond, of Estherville, was a business visitor to Worthington Tuesday.
Mrs. J. Casereto spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs. A. Tossina, at Sibley.
G.H. Bunker, of Wilmont, was in the city Tuesday looking after business
Dr. Frank Hough, of Sibley, was a professional visitor to Worthington
Mrs. Geo. Thompson, of Rushmore, spent Monday in Worthington the guest of
Paul Hendricks, who has been confined in the state training school, returned
Rev. G.G. Schmid, wife and little son, returned Wednesday from a visit with
St. Paul relatives.
Misses Marion and Margaret Dieckhoff departed Wednesday morning for
Minneapolis, their future home.
Major B.F. Thurber came down from Wilmont Tuesday for a short stay and to
attend to business matters.
Ole Swanson is adding much to the appearance of his residence property by the
addition of a second story.
Remember the Midsummer Millinery Opening at Hawley and Suddaby's on May 21
and 22. All ladies invited.
The Misses Pearl and Mae Tupper of Spokane, Wash., are visiting with
Worthington relatives and friends.
FOR SALE -- Cabbage and tomato plants at E.W. Goff's. 'Phone 141-J3, or leave
orders at Goff & Dean's.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arens and Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Beh, of Lake Park, were guests
Tuesday of I.F. Kelley and wife.
Louis Larson and two daughters left Saturday for a short visit with relatives
at Nye, Wis., returning the first part of the week.
Editor and Mrs. Mattison, of Rushmore, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Hamstreet Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Mrs. A.R. Schmidt, of Dundee, spent a few days this week with her mother,
Mrs. Lestico, and sister, Mrs. Vanda Duba.
J.W. Gray, of Sauk Center, Minn., spent a few days this week with his son,
L.H. Gray, returning home Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. G.A. Cahoon will preach the anniversary sermon to the K. of P. members
next Sunday morning at the Methodist church.
Mrs. Philip Anton went to Worthington Wednesday, after a two months' visit
with her daughter, Mrs. Otto Schmuser. --Lake Park News.
Rev. Cahoon, of this city, and Rev. Babcock, of Rushmore, attended the
district meeting of the Methodist church, which is held at St. James this week.
Messrs. Dave Littlechild, of Sibley, and E. Brown, of Bigelow, were in the
city Wednesday on legal matters pertaining to the case of the state vs. Parker,
for unlawful fishing.
The pile driver of the Omaha started to work Monday. The bridge crew will
begin work shortly, being compelled to wait until the preliminary work of the
pile driver crew is completed.
Homer Reed, of Lincoln, Neb., stopped off in Worthington Tuesday on his way
home from a business visit to points in northern Minnesota, for a few days'
visit with Col. J.N. Holbrook.
S. Allen, of Minneapolis, representing the German American Insurance company,
was in the city Wednesday on business connected with his company, and was
calling on Lee Shell, the local agent.
Mrs. Ida Milton left Tuesday afternoon for a brief visit with her sister,
Mrs. Otis Bigelow, of St. James. She will also attend the district meeting of
the Methodist church which is in session there this week.
Revs. Schwimley, of Sibley, Glover, of Ocheydan, and Steele, of Little Rock,
pastors of the Congregational churches in their respective towns, were
inspecting Worthington church edifices Tuesday.
A small wreck occurred on the Omaha near Sibley Wednesday evening, shortly
after seven o'clock. A broken truck derailed one car of a freight train. The
wrecking crew was sent out and soon had the track cleared.
Mrs. Herbert, wife of Luverne's harness maker, visited Monday and Tuesday
with her brother, R.B. Schultz, on her return journey from an extended visit
with relatives at Bird Island and Sleepy eye.
A special meeting of the Bath House Association will be held at the Firemen's
hall this evening at eight o'clock for the purpose of disposing of the new
private bath rooms. Other business is also to come up for consideration.
A track meet will be held at the fair grounds tomorrow afternoon. Worthington
and Mountain Lake will compete for honors. Mountain Lake is reported to have a
strong team and some exciting contests are anticipated.
Mrs. E.L. McIntosh, librarian of the Carnegie Library, and Miss Jennie
Beckley, school librarian, went to Luverne Monday evening to the meeting of the
"Librarians' Round Table." State Secretary, Miss Clara Baldwin, of St. Paul, was
also in attendance.
Mrs. J. Suddaby left Tuesday for Minneapolis, where she went to attend a
meeting of the Eastern Star. She will also combine business with pleasure and
will visit the various millinery houses in the twin cities and purchase a
selection of goods for Hawley & Suddaby.
The Armour packing plant, which the city of St. Paul fought so strenuously
will add a $20,000,000 industry to the state, as the new plant is estimated to
cost not less than that amount. Dispatches to the city papers announce the
return of J. Ogden Armour from Europe.
We wish to announce to the ladies of Worthington and vicinity that we will
hold a Midsummer Opening at our Millinery Parlors, on Friday and Saturday, May
21st and 22d, which time we will have on display four dozen trimmed hats. All
ladies are cordially invited to inspect this display. Hawley & Suddaby.
The Nobles County Ministerial meeting was held in this city Monday afternoon
at the Presbyterian church, instead of at the residence of the pastor, Rev. W.M.
Jennings, as scheduled in the program. An interesting meeting was held, and
several papers of merit were read. The next meeting will be held on May 24th at
the residence of Rev. G.G. Schmid.
It is reported that the family of G.H. Premo in Little Rock township is under
quarantine for small pox. Several members of the family are sick with the
malady, but none very seriously. Strict quarantine regulations have been
established and there is no danger of the spread of the disease. --Rushmore
The regular meeting of the Sunshine Club was held on Thursday May 6th, at
which time Mrs. J.C. Williamson was the hostess, and all report a most enjoyable
time. This being the end of the first year of the club, new officers were
elected as follows: President, Mrs. G.W. Sprouse; vice-present
[president], Mrs. F.W. Knapp; secretary, Miss Lulu
Hansberger; treasurer, Mrs. Beulah Williamson; fining committee, Mrs. A.F.
Carroll, Misses Nellie Veeder and Lizzie Jones. (The fining committee is
supposed to assess fines when a hostess serves more than four different dishes.)
A charity committee composed of Mesdames Will Hansberger, J.C. Williamson and
F.G. Knapp, was also appointed. As usual an excellent luncheon was served to
which all did ample justice. The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 3th
(sic), when Mrs. Anna Cordes will entertain the
club, and wishes every members to be in attendance.
Mrs. G.A. Lincoln held a piano recital at her residence, on Wednesday
evening, May 6th, in which thirty-six of her pupils, ranging in age from six
years up participated.
All acquitted themselves with credit to themselves an[d]
their instructor, especially the tots of six and seven years.
A number of difficult classical numbers were ably rendered by some of the
more advanced students. The rendition of the selection from "Poet and Peasant,"
by Misses Marion and Margaret Dieckhoff, elicited hearty applause and
commendation, as did also the "Hunting Song," as played by Miss Anna Rust, and
Mendelssohn's "Spring Song," rendered by Miss Addie Schuck.
H.J. Miller Dead
Herbert J. Miller, owner and editor of the Luverne Herald, died Saturday at
his home in that city, after an extended illness from locomotor ataxia. "Bert,"
as he was familiarly known to his friends and to the newspaper fraternity for
years, has conducted one of the best weekly papers in southwestern Minnesota,
and had the reputation of writing some of the ablest as well as the most
trenchant editorials that appeared in the rural press of this section. He had a
peculiar gift for the ferreting out of news and of putting the facts before his
readers in readable shape. By his death the newspaper fraternity of Minnesota
loses an able newspaper man, and the city of Luverne one of its foremost
Memorial Day Services
The memorial services of the G.A.R. Post will be held on Sunday morning, May
30th at the Methodist church. The Decoration day services will also be held at
the Methodist church on Monday, May 31st, but arrangements have not entirely
been completed for the observation of the day. The program will be announced in
these columns as soon as formulated.
Rev. Schmid is Returned
The Minnesota Conference of the Evangelical association, which was held in
session at Hutchinson, Minn., last week closed Sunday night. Rev. G.G. Schmid,
present pastor of the German Evangelical church was reappointed to Worthington.
His many friends, both inside and out of his congregation will be pleased to
learn that he is not to be changed.
Property is Sold
At the meeting of the Worthington Real Estate Company, held Monday afternoon
to open and consider the sealed bids for the purchase of their holdings, the
property was disposed of to W.M. Evans, his bid being the only one received, the
amount offered being $2,950. We are unable at this time to state what the plans
of the purchaser may be with reference to improving the property.
G.W. Patterson made a business trip to Chicago Friday.
Mrs. Ira Mishler was the guest of Lake Park relatives Monday.
Ole Lund, was a business visitor form Story City, Iowa, Friday.
E.J. Jones went to Kinbrae Monday on a business mission.
Miss Hattie Bedient is spending a few days with Fulda relatives.
James Mott made a business visit to Minneapolis Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Devanney spent Sunday with Bigelow relatives.
Manning Plotts was a business visitor to the twin cities Monday.
Lawton's land office is now located over Morland's drug store.
J.H. Griggs and sons, of Granville, were guests of Worthington friends
Misses Mabel and Anna Olson spent the day with Bigelow friends Friday.
Charley Won went to St. Paul Friday for an over-Sunday visit with friends.
Paul Thompson, of Windom was transacting business in Worthington Friday.
H.D. Barnard, of Reading, was a business visitor to the county-seat Saturday.
John G. Mitchell was a business visitor to Rock Rapids the first of the week.
Miss Laura Cain, of Bigelow, was visiting with friends in Worthington
J.S. Parker spent Sunday with Sioux City friends, returning Monday morning.
W.C. Wyatt, of Bigelow, was in the city Monday night attending Masonic lodge.
C.W. Becker, Wilmont's postmaster, was calling on Worthington friends Monday.
Edwin Brickson, the Adrian banker, was in the city, Monday on a business
Will Marshall, of Brewster, came down to Worthington Friday on a business
Rev. Pond, of Wilder, was the guest of Worthington friends for a short time
Senator E.H. Canfield, of Luverne, will deliver the Memorial Day address at
Mr. Briggs, cashier of the Wilmont bank, was east bound on the Rock Island
G.H. Baldwin, of LeMars, Iowa, was looking after business interests in
A.J. Olund, of Bigelow, was calling on friends and relatives in this city
See M.E. Lawton for your Fire, Tornado and Hail insurance. Office over
Morland's drug store.
Mrs. A.H. Clark returned Friday afternoon from a week's visit with her
daughter at Heron Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Hobson departed Monday afternoon for St. Paul, where they
will visit for a few days.
Coroner A.B. Williams, of Wilmont, was in the city between train Saturday
enroute to Rock Rapids, Iowa.
Mrs. June Norton returned to her home in Pipestone Saturday after a pleasant
visit at the home of A.K. Albright.
W.W. Overholser, of the Sibley Gazette, was in Worthington Friday on business
and paid the Advance-Herald a pleasant visit.
M.E. Lawton was a business visitor to Spirit Lake, Monday and witnessed the
destruction of the Orleans hotel by the fire.
Mrs. G.A. Lincoln went to Wilmont Saturday and spent Sunday with her husband,
who is operating a farm near that village.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Nelson and children and Miss Selma Sorensen left Monday
afternoon for a short visit with relatives and friends in Storden, Minn.
Gulf Coast Texas land for sale by M.E. Lawton. Ideal climate and good
country. Excursions every first and third Tuesday. Write or call for latest
Thos. J. Lynch, of Ripon, Wis., a former resident of this county, was in the
city the first of the week renewing old acquaintances and looking after business
James Mott has disposed of his interests in the Grand theatre to Will Boddy
who will continue to conduct the popular little playhouse along the same
progressive lines that have been characteristic of the partnership.
H. Kettlewell, of Windom, of Windom, was the guest of friends in this city,
Attorney Hunter of Sibley, was in the city on professional business Saturday.
Miss Maud Anderson, of Adrian, spent Saturday with Mrs. Ivan Erickson.
Mrs. E.S. Whipkey, of Rushmore, was the guest of Mrs. G.V. Pettit, a few days
W. Conklin, of Round Lake, was shaking hands with friends in Worthington,
Mrs. William Lockwood, of Pipestone, arrived in the city Saturday for a visit
with Mrs. M.C. Carr.
Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Manning, of Inwood, Iowa, spent the day with Worthington
Miss Elsie Chase returned to her home in Windom Monday after a visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Eastman.
Miss Mabel Hogan returned to Minneapolis Monday morning after a two weeks'
visit with her parents in this city.
Harriet Hanson, teacher in district 54, Ewington township, left Saturday
night for a trip to California and the west.
Mrs. Otis Bigelow and two children arrived in the city Saturday for a visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W.W. Dow.
Dr. and Mrs. J.N. Gould, were called to Fairmont Saturday morning by the
serious illness of Mr. Gould's mother.
John Wilson, the genial baggageman at the Omaha depot has been laying off the
past week on account of illness from grip.
E.L. Carter and wife, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, were the guests of friends in
this city. Thursday, returning home Friday afternoon.
I.F. Kelley drove his auto to Lake Park Sunday and looked after business
matters in that village Monday, returning home Monday evening.
E.A. Tripp, of Round Lake, was in attendance of the meeting of the
stockholders of the Worthington Real Estate Company, Monday afternoon.
T.A. Palmer was a visitor to Lake Park, Monday, making the trip to visit his
brother, who was injured in a runaway accident one day last week.
Joseph Masgai and sister, Lena, and Mrs. John Mauch, of Adrian, were in the
city between trains Saturday, the guests of John Margai [Masgai]
Mrs. Joseph Tregilius and daughter, of Sibley, were in the city for a few
hours Saturday on their way through to Adrian for a visit with friends.
Mrs. John Lock, of Beldenville, Wis., arrived in the city Sunday morning for
a short visit with her husband, who is employed as operator at the Omaha depot.
Mrs. Matt Becker left Friday afternoon for Hartford, S.D., where she will
visit with her daughter, Mrs. August Allweis for a few days. Her two children,
Henry and Lellia, accompanied her.
M.J. Barber, wife and son, Mahlon, returned home Monday afternoon from a
visit with Sioux Falls relatives. Mr. Barber also made a trip to Chamberlain,
near which city he has property interests.
Children's service will be held in St. John's church at three o'clock on the
afternoon of Ascension Day, Thursday, May 20th, at four o'clock Special service
on the evening of Ascension Day at eight o'clock.
Reuben Oakes gave a party at Rushmore in honor of Del Scott. Mrs. Dr. J.N.
Gould, of this city went over to arrange and superintend the function, which
took place Thursday night.
Ed Murray wishes to announce that he will hereafter contract painting and
paper hanging. After ten years of residence in Worthington his work too well
known to need comment and he solicits a share of your business upon his merits
as a workman.
Rev. E.H. Rasmussen, who conducted a series of revival meetings in the
Baptist church, left Monday morning for his home in Kasson, Minn., where he will
visit for a few days before going to LaCrosse, Wis., to begin a series of
Father Laurence Vaughan, who has appeared here on the Lyceum course at
various times, died at the hospital at Dubuque, Iowa, Monday. Father Vaughan was
well-known throughout the entire country, as priest, actor, lecturer and
playwright. He was known on the stage as Barry Vaughan. He was on the lecture
platform for years, his themes being "Sermons from Shakespeare" and "The
Merchant of Venice."
R.H. Dieckoff will remove his family to Minneapolis this week. Mr. Dieckhoff
is traveling salesman for the Quick Meal stove, and finds that he can spend more
time with his family by residence in the mill city. Mr. and Mrs. Dieckhoff have
many friends in the community who will learn of their departure with genuine
regret, but will wish them the best of good fortune in their new home.
George D. Lawson went to Rushmore Friday, where he took part in a home talent
entertainment, delivering his "O'Shaunnesy's Experiences." George evidently
"made good," as he was compelled to respond to two or three encores before the
audience would consent to allow him to stop.
Dr. Edward W. Lanham was renewing old acquaintances in this city Thursday.
The Dr. has just returned from a trip to Texas and other points in the south,
and is just closing a very successful season upon the lyceum platform. Dr.
Lanham will ever find warm welcome with Worthington friends and all will be glad
to learn of his exceptional success as a platform orator.
Worthington has lost a worthy couple in the removal of Mr. and Mrs. Gus.
Engelbretson. Mr. Engelbretson is employed as a traveling salesman and his
territory is such that it is inconvenient for him to get home as often as he
would so last week he shipped his household goods to Aberdeen, S.D., and will
reside there in the future. Mrs. Engebretson left Monday night for a visit with
relatives at Bismark.
The Humiston ponies are making a great hit wherever exhibited. When Mr.
Hawley left Worthington it was only to play a three days' engagement at Sheldon,
but he was retained there for a week, and during the interim other managers of
moving picture concerns heard of the ponies and after looking over the act
engaged it. He has played engagements at several South Dakota point, and his now
at Sioux Falls, where the ponies are the talk of the city.
For the second time fire has destroyed the Orleans hotel at Spirit
Lake, Iowa. The last conflagration occurred Monday, at which time the structure
was completely destroyed. A trifle over a year ago the hotel was consumed, and
the proprietors were just rebuilding and making every effort to get it in shape
for the opening of the fishing season at the resort, and the fire Monday is said
to have been caused by the explosion of a gasoline torch in use by plumbers
employed on the building. The furniture of the hotel was saved.
Friday, May 21, 1909
Newton Fauskee, Nobles County's efficient sheriff, is confined to his room at
the sheriff's residence with small pox. For the past week the sheriff has been
afflicted with an eruptive disease, which was at first thought to be chickenpox,
but on Friday symptoms developed that determined the disease to be smallpox. The
case is a light one and the sheriff, while of course confined to his room, has
not been seriously ill at any time. He has no idea where he contracted the
contagion. Every effort has been made by the health authorities to prevent the
spread of the disease and it is not believed that any further cases will
Culled from Exchanges
Mr. Rose, the gentleman who is now writing the history of Jackson county was
in town this week looking up data for the work. He informs us that he is making
much better progress than he anticipated and also said that when completed it
will be a most splendid historical work with just enough thrilling incidents to
make it interesting reading. --Jackson County Times.
Charlie Hale is at Worthington laying a brick setting for the immense boiler
they are putting in at the city water and light power house. --Windom Citizen.
County Superintendent L.W. Abbott, of Worthington, visited the Wilmont public
school Tuesday. He expressed himself as well pleased with the school, and spoke
very highly of the way Prof. Giberson and Miss Low were conducting their work.
T.H. Bloxham visited relatives at Sheldon, Saturday.
Clyde Fronck went to St. Peter Friday to visit his father.
Miss Bessie Scott was the guest of Rushmore friends Friday evening.
J. Wood, of Luverne, was calling on Worthington friends Saturday.
Miss Mildred Lewis spent Sunday with her parents at Wilmont.
Mrs. Frank Glasgow spent a few hours in Sioux City Saturday.
Ole Johnson, of Org was transacting business in Worthington Monday.
G.W. Patterson left Saturday for a trip to Chicago, on business matters.
Miss Mae Tupper left Saturday for a week's visit with Sioux Falls friends.
H.E. Myers, of Round Lake was in the city Thursday on a business mission.
F.L. Kieth, of Reading, was a business visitor to the county seat Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Kies were passengers for Heron Lake Saturday morning.
G.T. Bulick, of Reading, was transacting business in Worthington Saturday.
Wilbur Renshaw, of Rushmore, was the guest of Worthington friends Saturday.
Mrs. Matilda Sterling left Tuesday afternoon for a short visit with relatives
at Everly, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Olund, of Bigelow, were guests over Sunday of Worthington
Miss Mayme O'Connor, of Wilmont, was calling on Worthington friends Monday
Stanley Swanberg went down to Sibley Friday evening to witness the ball game
and call on friends.
Messrs. John and James Reilly, of Wilmont, were transacting business in the
county seat on Saturday.
Mrs. J.H. James returned home Saturday afternoon from a visit with friends at
Adrian and Rushmore.
Miss Blanche Dyer returned to her home in Windom Monday after a short visit
with friends in this city.
Mrs. August Johnson, of Dundee, spent Friday in Worthington, the guest of
Charles Hamstreet and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Poppitz of Heron Lake, spent Sunday with Mrs. Poppitz's
mother, Mrs. Dr. A.H. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Renner went to Comfrey, Minn., Saturday for an over-Sunday
visit with Mr. Renner's parents.
Dr. A.N. Vail, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, was looking after business interests in
Nobles county the first of the week.
W.G. Milburn, of Lakefield, was calling on Worthington friends and looking
after business matters Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ludlow, of Rushmore, spent Monday with Mr. Ludlow's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Ludlow.
Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Larson left Saturday for a couple of weeks' visit with
friends at St. Pater and Kandiyohi, Minn.
Albert Detrich, who has been visiting his parents at Lake Crystal, Minn., for
the past two weeks, returned Monday.
Miss Dryden, formerly a teacher in the Worthington schools, was the guest of
friends in this city a few days this week.
Miss Florence Hill, of Rushford, Minn., was the guest over Sunday of Miss Eva
Parrish, returning home Monday morning.
Bennett Joul, of Rushmore, was in the city for a short time Saturday on his
way to Sioux City for an over Sunday visit with friends.
Rev. J.D. Gibb, of Rushmore, were in the city Tuesday between trains, enroute
to Denver, where they will rusticate for a short time.
Miss Julia Peterson, of Des Moines, Iowa, arrived in the city Monday morning
for a week's visit with her friends Miss Golda Dring.
Herold Oakes went to Rushmore Friday evening to witness the presentation of
the play "College Chums," given by his brother, Reuben.
Miss Stella Anderson, who has been teaching near Ellsworth, closed her school
last week and returned home Saturday morning.
Misses Carrie A. Bachtel and Blanche Donahue, of the Worthington corps of
teachers, were visitors over Sunday with Brewster friends.
Clarence Dring left Monday for Pipestone, where he will make his
headquarters, having accepted a position as fireman on the Pipestone branch.
Dr. Nellie Schuline, of Cambridge, Minn., was the guest of friends in
Worthington the first of the week. She left Monday for Canton, S.D., for a
Mrs. Georgie Gessner, of Sioux Falls, was the guest between trains Friday of
E.M. Horton and family. Mrs. Gessner was just returning from an extended visit
to Tucson, Ariz.
The heavy wind on Tuesday of last week blew one of the stained glass windows
at the Baptist church. The window, which was 30 x 48 inches, will be replaced as
soon as possible.
Ben Hildyard, who has been teaching in District 28, closed his school last
week. He gave an ice cream social at the school house on Friday night, which was
fairly well attended.
Rev. Carl O. Swan, former pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church, of this
city, now located at St. Paul, arrived in the city Saturday afternoon and
occupied his former pulpit Sunday.
William White, a former Worthington boy, but now a resident of Aberdeen,
S.D., spent several days this week with his brother, Claude, and was renewing
old acquaintances and school friends.
Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Richman, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schraeder and Mrs. John Koster,
of Round Lake, were in the city between trains Saturday on their way to Okabena,
where they attended the christening of the grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Schraeder.
The following letters remain uncalled for in the Worthington postoffice: Mrs.
August (Amelia) Jarr, Luther Gathchell, Supt. J.A. Cederstrom, Albert Patterson,
Herman Martensen. Parties calling for the above letters will please say
A fifteen-months' old son of John A. Johnson, of Round Lake, tipped over
backwards from a high chair and was precipitated into a tub of boiling water.
The little one lived from Thursday, when the accident occurred until Monday,
when death relieved his suffering.
R.H. Dieckhoff shipped his household goods to Minneapolis, his new home, last
Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Dieckhoff following on the night train. May then
[they?] find things pleasant and enjoy life to the
fullest in their new surroundings is the wish of their many friends in
Worthington and vicinity.
A change in the time table on the Omaha went into effect last Sunday. None of
the day trains are affected and but two of the night trains. No. 1, which
formerly left Worthington at 1:50 a.m., now leaves at 1:15, and No. 10, which
formerly left at 1;20 a.m., now arrives at that time and leaves at 1:25.
On Tuesday John Webster chaperoned a party to points in Oklahoma, where they
will look over the land prospects. The party was composed of Mr. Marr, of this
city, Walter Holt, of Clear Lake, S.D., and Peter Peterson, of Rock Rapids,
Iowa. They will visit Ponca, Oklahoma city and other points.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank White, of New York, who have been visiting Mrs. E.S.
Wemple, of Rushmore, were in the city Tuesday, between trains. The object of
their visit was to meet Mrs. Anton Schaefer, Mrs. White's mother, and accompany
her back to Rushmore, where she will spend a few days at the Wemple home.
H.J. Blume returned home Monday from a visit to Watertown, Canton, Sioux
Falls and other points in South Dakota on business matters. Mr. Blume is looking
for a location to establish or purchase a photo business, but none of the towns
visited came up to expectations. He will probably locate at Hot Springs.
Ross Nelson has opened up a short order restaurant and soft drink emporium in
the room formerly occupied by the Albert & Rockwell Saloon. He will also carry a
nice line of fruits, cigars and tobacco. The place has been re-arranged and
presents a clean, inviting appearance and no doubt will be liberally patronized.
C.A. Pederson, who has been residing in Dundee for several months, shipped
his household goods back to Worthington Thursday and will reside here again for
a time at least. He has not as yet decided to locate here permanently owing to
lack of employment, but it is probable that he will secure something to his
liking soon and remain in Worthington.
W.I. Carpenter has completed his new launch and on Monday hauled it to the
lake and placed it in the water. It is one of the prettiest crafts that has ever
graced the waters of Okabena, and Mr. Carpenter has every reason to be proud of
his handiwork. It will no doubt develop considerable speed, being equipped with
a two-horse power Detroit engine, and will be greatly in demand during the
Mrs. J.W. Gould, mother of Dr. J.N. Gould, died at Fairmont Wednesday of last
week. She had been ill for some time, and the doctor and his wife were called
over to Fairmont last week, Mrs. Gould remaining there, but the doctor was
compelled to return home.He returned to Fairmont Wednesday, however, and was
present when the end came. The Advance-Herald joins his friends in extending
heartfelt sympathy in the hour of bereavement.
The young son of Dr. B.O. Mork gave his parents quite a fright Friday
morning, and himself had a narrow escape from being drowned. He accompanied his
parents and some friends on a fishing expedition and while engaged in the
piscatorial sport fell over backwards into the water. Fortunately he landed
close enough to the pier to be pulled out without necessitating a plunge from
any of the parties who witnessed the stunt, and aside from wet garments suffered
no inconvenience from his impromptu bath.
Arthur C. Raymond, the English adventurer, who while working a hotel
advertising scheme, caused a young lady at blue Earth to fall in love with him
and marry him, and was afterwards proven a bigamist, has been arrested at
Toledo, Ohio, while working his graft. Raymond, as soon as confronted with the
charge, shortly after his marriage to the Blue Earth girl deserted her and has
since been at liberty. It is thought that he is the same party who a short time
after the bigamous marriage was in this city working his advertising scheme. The
description tallies with that of the man who was here, even to the English
Concert Was Excellent
The concert given by Miss Elva Chrysler, assisted by Mr. Jesse Ewer, baritone
and Mrs. Idella Wells, pianist, at the Methodist church, last Friday night was
not as well attended as the merits of the offering deserved, but those who
availed themselves of the opportunity of hearing these gifted singers were well
Miss Chrysler was in excellent voice, and sang a number of difficult
selection in a particularly pleasing manner. Perhaps the most pleasing of her
offerings was the Swiss Echo Song.
Mr. Ewer possesses one of the roundest and fullest baritone voices that has
been heard in Worthington for some time, rendering some very difficult selection
with an ease and grace which proclaimed him in the front rank. His rendition of
"A Son of the Desert" was a musical treat, and the extra number, when he gave
the popular "Annie Laurie," were exceptionally well rendered, and well received.
Mrs. Wells is a pianist of ability and rendered valuable assistance to the
singers by her work at the piano.
Peter F. Schmidt, of Magnolia, was kicked in the abdomen by a sick horse
which he was attending, and the injury caused his death. He had been dead for
some time when found, but an autopsy developed the fact that the intestines were
blackened, which determined the way he met his death.
A.R. Mann spent Sunday with his family at Windom.
"The Sweet Girl Graduate," senior class play, Friday, May 28.
S.M. Stewart was a business visitor to Sioux Falls Monday.
Will take in town cows to pasture about May 26th or 27th. L.H. Beckley.
Fred Mohl, of Adrian, was a business visitor to the county seat Tuesday.
J.S. Kies went to Grundy Center, Iowa, Wednesday on a business mission.
Anton Breman, of Lawler, Ia., spent Sunday with friends in Worthington.
Don't forget the auction at Martin's store Saturday afternoon and evening.
Miss Marguerite Becker, of Brewster, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Matt
Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Wolven departed Tuesday for a few days' visit with Sheldon
Lightning Wednesday afternoon struck a tree in Will Madison's yard, skinning
Mort. Twitchell left Monday afternoon for Minneapolis, where he will enter
the soldiers' home.
Miss Vera Shell, of Sibley, came up Wednesday for a visit with her cousin,
Miss Margie Shell.
Mrs. A.A. Goodrich returned home Tuesday morning from a few days' visit with
Sioux City friends.
For Sale -- A one and one-half horse power, gasoline electric engine.
First-class order. M.E. Lawton.
E.W. Langer left Sunday afternoon for Minneapolis, where he attended to
business matters the first of the week.
Mrs. Louisa Peterson, who has been the guest of Mrs. Ole Sather, returned to
her home at Siefort, Minn., Wednesday.
Rev. W.L. Dibble, of Columbus, Neb., will preach at the Congregational church
next Sunday morning and evening.
FOR SALE One water tank, one pair farm scales, one horse, one buggy, one
light wagon. Inquire of G.B. Hildyard.
M.R. Sullwold, of Minneapolis, who has been visiting his son, Dr. A. Sullwold,
for the past month, returned home Sunday.
F.L. Humiston, F.C. Turner and Joe Taylor left Tuesday for Brownsville,
Texas, where they will look over the land prospects.
The members of St. Mary's parish tendered M.J. Martin a farewell surprise
party Wednesday night, and presented him with a handsome leather rocker.
The ladies of the Catholic Aid Society will give a tea at the home of Mrs.
Peter Netter next Thursday, May 27, from 3 to 6.
Dr. F.M. Manson left Tuesday morning for Jackson, where he was summoned as a
witness in a criminal trial in progress in that city.
Miss Carrie Chappell, of Dodgeville, Wis., was the guest last Monday of Miss
Ethel bloom. She left Tuesday for a visit with friends in Adrian.
Mrs. J.S. Kies and daughter, Mona, left Monday, for Chicago where they were
called by illness of Mrs. Kies' brother, who was compelled to submit to an
Among those from Worthington who attended the meeting of the Shriners at
Sioux City last night were: J Suddaby, J.D. Humiston, S.S. Smith and Will
Mrs. Frank Durfee went to Fairmont Thursday at which place she was soloist
for a church function at the Congregational church. She returned home Monday
Roy Wakefield, a former resident of Worthington, passed through the city
Tuesday and stopped off at the depot to shake hands with old friends. He is now
a resident of Coffeyville, Kan.
Art. Rose, of Jackson, spent Sunday with his parents in this city. On his
return Monday morning his mother, Mrs. S.N. Rose accompanied him to Jackson and
will be his guest for a short time.
Dr. H. Wiewdow made a trip to Jackson in his auto Tuesday. The doctor was a
witness in the Anderson-Uden trial, which was being tried in that city this
week. He was accompanied on the trip by Rev. G.A. Cahoon.
Jack Morrow, Sibley's efficient marshal, was in the city a short time
Wednesday. Jack, although possessed of but one arm, is a terror to evil-doers
and he made one of the best officers Sibley has ever known.
The class of '09 held an informal party on Tuesday evening at the home of
Miss Alice Pannell. The evening was pleasantly whiled away with games, vocal and
instrumental music, and each of the seniors reports a general good time.
Mrs. E.J. Morton, of Santa Cruise, Cal., arrived in Worthington Sunday, on
her way for a visit with her son C.S. Morton, of Rushmore. Mrs. Morton is one of
Nobles county's pioneer settlers, and during the time she was in the city called
on a number of her old friends and acquaintances.
I.N. Wilson and wife left Tuesday morning for Hatfield and Pipestone, Minn.,
where they will visit relatives. At the former place they will visit their
daughter, and at Pipestone they will spend a few days with Gould Wilson, their
son, who is employed on the Pipestone branch of the Omaha.
Elmer Carlson left Monday morning for Aberdeen, S.D., where he will remain
for a time, contracting for the erection of grain elevators. After completing
his work at Aberdeen he will go to Missoula, Mont., and other town in that
locality on the same mission. He expects to be gone all summer.
The Worthington High School track team and a similar team representing
Mountain Lake, engaged in a track meet at the fair grounds last Saturday, at
which time Worthington carried off the honors in every event, but owing to the
failure of those interested to bring in the scores we are unable to publish
The illustrated lecture on Nansen's quest of the North pole, given at the
Baptist church last Monday night was not as well attended as it should have been
owing to the lack of advertising. The operator had some trouble getting his
machine into working order and Supt. McElligott was sent for and soon had
everything running smoothly. Those who attended the lecture pronounce it
first-class in every respect.
The only opportunity of seeing the Worthington high school ball team in
action on home grounds this season will be presented to the "fans" next
Wednesday afternoon, when the Rushmore town team and the W.H.S. will cross bats.
Both are strong teams and an exciting game is assured. The admission will be 15
and 25 cents. Turn out and root and help the home team win. Game called at 4:15.
The ladies of the W.R.C. last Saturday night presented Stoddard Post, No. 34.
G.A.R., with a beautiful new silk flag, the presentation taking place at the
G.A.R. Hall in the basement of the court house. Mrs. Wm. Devanney, on behalf of
the Corps made the presentation speech, which was responded to by Commander I.N.
Wilson and J.A. Town. A bounteous repast was also a part of the evening program
and all did ample justice to the many good things provided.
When the alarm of fire was turned Monday afternoon, a horse driven by Hattie
and Elmer Sliver, children of J.W. Sliver, took fright and started to run.
Before getting under headway, however, the animal decided to get rid of the
conveyance in which the children were seated, and began kicking, demolishing the
dashboard and getting its foot caught in the bed of the rig. It finally
extricated itself and kept running and kicking all the way from Dr. Dolan's
residence to the old A.O.U.W. corner, where it was caught by Jas. Messer. The
shafts were broken loose from the buggy but no other damage was done. The
children, however, were badly frightened, and it seems a miracle that they were
Friday, May 28, 1909
J.S. Frink attended the shoot at Luverne Wednesday.
Miss Ethel Bloom spent Sunday with Rushmore friends.
Mrs. I.N. Wilson has been on the sick list this week.
S.M. Stewart made a business trip to Sioux City Monday.
Dr. J.N. Gould was called to Dundee Wednesday on professional business.
Miss Cora Dow, of Heron Lake, spent Sunday with her parents in this city.
Miss Nellie Lyons left Monday morning for a visit with friends at Clark, S.D.
J.M. Plotts returned home Tuesday from a business trip to points in South
Ray Stanton and S.S. McKinney were business visitors Friday from Spirit Lake,
Mrs. Mary Blazier, of Adrian, spent Saturday and Sunday with her daughter,
Mrs. John Masgai.
N.N. Robinson, S.Q. Robinson and E.G. Robinson, of Adrian, were in the city
Saturday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Durfee and ltitle daughter left Saturday for a short
visit with St. Paul friends.
W.H. Blume left Wednesday for Hot Springs, S.D., where he expects to open a
Mrs. T. Branigan, of Rock Rapids, arrived Monday for a short visit with her
daughter, Mrs. E.K. Smith.
See M.E. Lawton for your fire, tornado and hail insurance. Office over
Morland's drug store.
Miss Emma Gustafson, of St. James, came down Saturday for an over-Sunday
visit with Miss Lizzie Swanson.
Mrs. J.S. Cochs, of Windom, returned to her home Saturday after a week with
her sister, Mrs. Frank Eastman.
Mrs. Etta Barnard, of Little Rock, Iowa, arrived Wednesday morning for a
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Slocum, of St. Paul, were guests the first of the week
of Worthington friends, returning home Monday.
For Rent -- A four-room flat on second floor; good location; city water and
light; suitable for small family. Inquire of A.M. Renner.
J.H. Griggs and little son were in the city Saturday enjoying the fishing in
Okabena and Ocheda, returning home to Hospers Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. George Snyder, and son, Herbert, who were guests last week of Frank
Eastman and wife, returned to their home at Fulda Saturday.
J.H. West, who is employed as superintendent of the electric light plant at
Hartley, Iowa, came up Tuesday night for a visit with his family.
Dr. Wm. M. Jennings has been engaged to deliver the baccalaureate sermon for
the Normal school at Madison, S.D., on Sunday evening, June 6th.
J.B. Ludlow, of Rushmore, was in the city Saturday between trains, on his way
home from Sleepy Eye, where he was in attendance at the bankers' convention.
Miss Mabel Kunzman, who has been teaching in district No. 80, closed her
school on the 14th inst. She and her pupils enjoyed a picnic on Lake Ocheda on
Miss Amelia Bahlke left Friday afternoon for Pipestone, where she will visit
for a few days, after which she will witness her sister's graduation at
Mrs. J.B. Morton left Friday for Chicago for a visit with her mother. J.B. is
"keeping batch" this week and does not hesitate to say that it is not at all
Dr. R.E. Miller, of Sioux City, spent Sunday at the home of H.J. Ludlow.
For Rent. Goot [good?] hotel building in
Wilmont. Terms reasonable to right party. Inquire or F.S. O'Niel, Windom Minn.,
or First National bank, Wilmont.
$2.50 Daily. Refined Lady of good appearance to act as demonstrator.
Experience unnessary. Liberal pay and steady employment. Write, C.W. Smith,
State Manager, Iowa City, Ia.
Oscar F. Blood, of the Worthington Plumbing Co., who is engaged in
superintending a job of work for the company at Sioux City, came up Saturday for
an over-Sunday visit with his family.
Quite a number of the friends of Joseph Arbes and bride were at the depot
Wednesday to speed them on their honeymoon trip to the west. They were freely "riced"
and warmly congratulated.
It is now "Papa" White. Perhaps you have noticed that Claude has been even
more genial than usual this week. The arrival of a brand new boy last Tuesday is
John Lock, who has been employed as operator at the Omaha depot for the past
three months, left Wednesday morning for Midvale, Idaho, where he will look over
the prospects with a view to locating in that section.
Mrs. Charles Bryan and Miss Maud Hook, of Ellsworth, arrived in the city
Saturday and remained over Sunday as guests of Matt Bryan and family. They
departed Monday for Watertown, S.D., where they expect to reside in the future.
F.c. Brace, the jeweler, has added considerably to the appearance of the
interior of his store, by the addition of two eight-foot show cases. The show
cases are of heavy plate glass, and the bases are of mahogany. They are
decidedly the prettiest cases in the city and are attracting considerable
attention from those who have seen them.
W.W. Smith and Frank Blais, of Harris, Iowa, went fishing at Spirit Lake last
week. The lake was rough and the two men were capsized. A fisherman came to
their rescue and hauled them out of the water, but not until Blais had gone down
for the third time. Smith had taken a death grip on the overturned boat and it
was necessary to stun him by striking him over the head before he would release
his hold and permit himself to be rescued.
Acquitted on Short Notice
Orvie Anderson, living east of town, who was on trial last week in the
district court in Jackson county, charged with assault in the second degree,
upon the person George Uden, was acquitted, the jury brining in a verdict of
self-defense, after being out about a half hour.
The trouble that led up to the cutting occurred at a country dance in
Ewington township, Jackson county, and the common report was that it started
over a young lady, but this is said to be erroneous, and the direct cause of the
fracas is a mystery.
DEATH AT BIGELOW
Mrs. Sarah E. Miller Dies From Appoplexy Last Saturday
Mrs. Sarah E. Miller, mother of Mrs. W.C. Wyatt, died at her home in Bigelow
Saturday from appoplexy. The funeral services were held from her late residence
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. R.W. Coates officiating, and the remains
taken to Hull, Iowa, for interment. Many beautiful floral tributes were
Sarah E. Benton was born in England, September 4, 1832, and came to America
with her parents when but a child, the family settling in New York. In 1854 she
was united in marriage to John Miller, and to this union were born six children.
Two sons and one daughter still survive, together with 14 grandchildren and 4
The family came from the east in 1873 and settled at Sioux City, and three
and one-half years later the husband and father passed away. Since that time
Mrs. Miller has resided at different places, but had resided at Bigelow for some
time previous to her death.
"Grandma" Miller, as she was familiarly known, was a good christian woman, a
member of the M.E. church at Hull, Iowa, her former residence, and she will be
greatly missed by her relatives and friends.
Andrew Anderson was a visitor at the home of G. Gullekson Sunday.
Andrew Evenson's orchard and strawberry fields are in perfect condition. A
heavy crop of strawberries is expected.
Ole Anderson was a welcome guest at the home of Chris. Amundson, Sunday. He
departed for home the same day. It is reported that he had an enjoyable time
which he will never regret.
Will Open Garage
I.F. Kelley will open a garage in the building next to the feed barn about
June 7th, operating an auto livery and doing a general auto repair business as
well. He will also carry a full line of Buick cars and supplies. an auto livery
is one of the conveniences that Worthington has not been supplied with up to the
present, but have proven to be paying institutions in several of the neighboring
Mr. Kelley has placed a number of Buicks in this vicinity and has another
carload enroute, most of which are sold before arrival. A letter from Mr. Kelley
announces his plans for the auto garage and livery and also conveys the
information that he is enjoying the excellent bass fishing at Alexandria, Minn.,
for a few days.
Tourist Club Luncheon
The annual luncheon of the Worthington Tourist Club was held Monday at the
home of Mrs. A.R. Albertus. Covers were placed for twelve and the table was
decorated with a large center piece of apple blossoms, while from the buffet and
sideboard nodded tall clusters of tulips. In the living room and library dark
red tulips were used to bank the piano and mantles.
Luncheon was followed by election of officers for the ensuing year as
follows: President, Mrs. Lee M. Shell; vice president, Mrs. Geo. W. Wilson;
secretary-treasurer, Mrs. A.R. Albertus; librarian, Mrs. G.W. Roth. The
secretary then read the program for the coming year.
The members all expressed themselves as having enjoyed a most instructive
year and fel that they will derive much benefit from working out the Greek Art
program they have compiled for 1909-10.
A list of those present follows, Mesdames Shell, Jennings, Carr, Chaney, E.J.
Jones, Lincoln, G.W. Wilson, Lee M. Shell, Albertus, Roth, Morland, Stanley
A SUDDEN SUMMONS
Mrs. Elizabeth Myers Succumbs to Heart Failure Saturday
Sudden indeed was the summons of the death messenger when he called Mrs.
Elizabeth O. Myers on Saturday afternoon last.
Mrs. Myers has for some time conducted a rooming house on Third avenue,
reserving a couple of rooms for her own use. Among those rooming on the premises
were several out-of-town young ladies who are attending school here, and it was
one of these, Miss Freda Lees, who discovered the dead body of Mrs. Myers lying
face down in a box which had been in use for storing fuel. She had evidently
been dead for several hours.
Miss Lees had been to Brewster to pay her regular weekly visit to her parents
and returned at four o'clock Sunday afternoon, and shortly after entering the
house she made the grewsome discovery. she immediately gave the alarm, but the
aged lady was beyond the aid of mortal.
Coroner Williams, of Wilmont, was notified and came down Monday morning and
viewed the remains, deciding that an inquest was unnecessary, and that death had
been occasioned by organic heart trouble some time Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Myers had not been in the best of health for some time, the death of her
daughter, Hattie, in Oklahoma recently, preyed heavily, and combined with her
advanced age and the organic trouble to hasten the end.
Deceased was 77 years, 8 months and 9 days of age, and had no immediate
relatives, a son-in-law, F.N. Reese, and son, Paul, of Estherville, Iowa, being
the nearest of kin. These were notified and arrived Monday morning. The funeral
was held Monday afternoon.
PRINTER TAKES WIFE
Frank B. Duster and Miss Mayme A. O'Connor Married Wednesday
At Wilmont, on Wednesday morning, May 26th, at 8 o'clock occurred the
marriage of Mr. Frank B. Duster, former editor of the Globe, and Miss Mayme
O'Connor, of Wilmont.
The bride was attired in a handsome wedding gown of champaign silk and
carried a bouquet of bride's roses, and was attended by her sister, Miss
Winnifred O'Connor. The groom wore the conventional black, and Joe Pass served
in the capacity of best man.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Holper, pastor of the Catholic church
in the presence of a few immediate friends and relatives of the contracting
parties. Mrs. N.J. Lorge playing the wedding march.
Both are well and favorably known in Worthington. The bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. P.O. O'Connor, and was born in Worthington and has resided here
nearly all of her life, with the exception of the past five years, which have
been spent in Wilmont, where her father has been engaged in the hotel business.
Mr. Duster was for several years editor of the Worthington Globe,
relinquishing that position last December, and has until a few weeks ago been
employed by A.P. Rose of the Northern History Co. He is a capable young man, and
has many warm friends in this community.
After the ceremony, an elaborate wedding breakfast was served at the home of
the bride's parents, after which the happy young couple drove to Worthington
where they boarded the afternoon train for the twin cities. After a short visit
there, they will go to Remsen, Iowa, the home of the groom, for a short visit
with Mr. Duster's parents.
They will take up their residence at Fulda, where the groom will assume
editorial charge of the Republican.
The warmest congratulations of the many Worthington and Wilmont friends of
the young couple will be supplemented by those of the newspaper fraternity, with
whom the Advance-Herald joins.
Miss Cora Duba visited Dundee relatives this week.
Dr. C.P. Dolan last week purchased a Buick from I.F. Kelley.
Mrs. G.V. Pettit visited Sunday at Trosky, Minn., with her son, Ivan.
J.F. Renielt, of Ellsworth, was a business visitor to the county seat Friday.
L.A. Gregory was a business visitor to the county seat Monday from Adrian.
B.C. Weidt, of Guttenberg, Iowa, was in the city Monday on a business
Mrs. S.D. Berg, of Pierce, Neb., spent Thursday night with Mrs. Dr. J.N.
L.G. Blackert, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, was the guest this week of Dr. L.R.
Mrs. M.E. Barnes left Friday for a week with relatives and friends at Storm
Roscoe Smith, of Brewster, was calling on Worthington friends Tuesday
W.H. Watermon, of Estherville, Iowa, was transacting business in this
Post Cards in colors, showing views of Worthington, 4 for 5 cents at
Mrs. H.S. Swartwood, of Currie, spent a few days this week with her daughter,
Mrs. John Donovan.
Mrs. Dr. J.N. Gould and guest, Mrs. Dr. Cressler, went down to Sibley,
Tuesday for a day with friends.
Mrs. Ira Alvord departed Friday for Pipestone, where she will be the guest of
her parents for a short time.
Mrs. Dr. Cressler, of Shurdan, Iowa, is spending a couple of weeks in
Worthington, the guest of Mrs. J.N. Gould.
Mrs. Emily Upstrom, of Denver, Col., arrived in Worthington Sunday and will
spend several months with her sister, Mrs. Gus Swanberg.
P.J. Nelson, of the Gray-Nelson Hardware Co., left on Monday for Milwaukee to
attend the national convention of retail hardware dealers.
Henry Metzger, of Round Lake, visited with his wife at the city hospital
Sunday. Mrs. Metzger, who is in the hospital for medical treatment is gaining
rapidly, a fact that will be received with pleasure by her many friends.
Mrs. Julia Hensel, who has been a sufferer for several weeks from erysipelas,
was compelled to undergo a slight operation Sunday at her room at the residence
of F.C. Turner. The malady developed into blood poisoning and it became
necessary to open the arm near the elbow and treat for the infection.
Will Hawley left Wednesday afternoon for Luverne, taking with him his three
trained ponies. The little equines will be the attraction at the Grand theatre
in that city, and will no doubt prove the immense drawing card and pleasing
attraction at the Rock County city that they have been at all the other places
they have been exhibited.
Dr. J.T. Smallwood left Tuesday morning for St. Paul, where he attended the
marriage Wednesday of Joseph Arbes and Miss Virginia Matteson. Both the bride
and groom are well-known in Worthington, the bride having lived here for a
number of years, previous to her removal to St. Paul, and the groom was formerly
employed at Morland's drug store. The Advance-Herald joins their numerous
friends in extending congratulations.
Fred Rose has been going about the past week with his left eye bandaged and
covered with a heavy dressing, but he has not been fighting. Fred has been
troubled for a number of years with a defective tear sac, due to an injury to
his nose, and last cessful and Fred now anticipates freedom from his old
trouble. [This previous sentence has been transcribed
exactly -- it looks like the original typesetters may have left out some words.]
He has been operating his dray line just the same as it he was able to
see after the business with both eyes, and we have not heard of any complaints
W.W. Loveless left Tuesday for a few days recreation at Fairmont.
John S. Johnson, of Fulda, spent Sunday with Worthington friends.
A.R. Albertus and I.F. Kelley were business visitors to the twin cities the
first of the week.
Mesdames J.P. West and P.M. Crosbie, of Brewster, were guests of friends in
J.C. Thom, of Rushmore, was in the city, the end of last week on business and
found time to make this office a pleasant call. Mr. and Mrs. Thom returned
a short time ago from a years visit on the Pacific coast and Mr. Thom informed
us they had a very pleasant time.
A barn belonging to Langseth Bros., and located on one of their farms near
Round Lake, was struck by lightning Thursday of last week and destroyed. A rumor
was current on the streets that it was the barn on their place in Indian Lake
township which had been destroyed, but this proved erroneous.
The Hon. J.A. Town of Worthington, has been secured to deliver the Memorial
day address here. J.A. is one of the old boys who has been there help skin 'em
and the people of Heron Lake and vicinity will miss the opportunity of a life
time if they fail to hear Comrade Town. --Jackson County Times.
Rev. W.L. Bibble, who was to preach at the Congregational church last Sunday,
was unable to fill his engagement on account of the sickness of his wife. He was
at Rushmore, where he has property interests, and came over to Worthington on
the 1:20 train Saturday and soon after his arrival received a telegram
announcing that his wife was very sick and to come home at once.
The water and light commission last Friday evening signed a contract with
Supt. J.E. McElligott, whereby that gentleman is to assume the duties of
superintendent of the light and power plant for the ensuing year. The selection
is, in our opinion a wise one as Mr. McElligott is a thoroughly competent man,
possessed of executive ability as well as a thorough mechanic in his especial
line. He has taken hold of the plant in a business like manner, and during the
month that he has been in charge has made a number of changes that tend to the
betterment of the conditions existing at the plant. Immediately after the
signing of the contract Mr. McElligott left for his former home in Red Wing, to
ship his household goods and remove his family to this city, having rented the
Addington house on Sixth avenue.
Attention Stoddard Post
All members of Stoddards Post, No. 34, and Relief Corps, No. 1, are requested
to meet in the G.A.R. Post Room, Sunday, May 30th, at 10:15 a.m., sharp, for
memorial services at the Methodist church. By order of I.N. Wilson, Commander.
J.J. Bingham, Adjutant.
TEACHERS' TRAINING SCHOOL
Four Weeks' Session To be Held in This City Commencing July 6th
A training school for the teachers of this and adjoining counties will be
held at Worthington, beginning July 6, and continuing four weeks. Instructors
noted for long and successful experience in school work in this state will be in
charge of the class work of this school.
Supt. J.C. Marshall of Princeton, will be the conductor of the school, this
being his fifth visit to Worthington in this capacity.
Miss Julia Hyland, who for many years has taught in the Worthington Schools,
and who is held to be one of the most consummate and thorough teachers in the
county and state, will be first assistant.
A primary school containing the first three grades will be in operation
during the entire term. This will be in charge of Miss Carrie Sevatson, who will
be remembered by our teachers on account of her splendid work in 1907.
Miss Charotte [Charlotte?] Raymond, who
has charge of the public schools of Canby, Minn., and who comes highly
recommeded by the State Superintendent as an expert in her line, will have
charge of this branch of the work.
The scope of the school will cover all the subjects included in a first grade
certificate, besides agriculture, methods, and the model school.
On account of the special importance attached to the subject of agriculture
at this time and the fact that this subject will be taught throughout the entire
term, should appeal strongly to the teachers of this and adjoining counties. In
no other county summer school in the state, so I am informed, will the subject
of agriculture be given except for a few days. L.W. ABBOTT, County
Memorial Day Program
Memorial Day will be observed in this city Monday, May 31st, at 2 p.m. at the
Methodist church. The members of the Stobbard [Stoddard]
Post, No. 34, G.A.R. and the W.R.C. No. 1, will assemble at the G.A.R.
room at the court house at 1:15 sharp and march to the church, where the
following program will be rendered:
Music by Worthington Concert Band.
Prayer, Rev. Wm. M. Jennings.
Solo, Miss Elva Chrysler.
Song: pupils from room 1, Worthington schools.
Song: pupils from room 2, Worthington schools.
Gettyburg Address, Mildred Lewis.
Song, "Our Land," Swedish Sunday school class.
Address, Rev. G.A. Cahoon.
Song, "America," Everybody.
Microfilm, Worthington Advance; Minnesota Historical
Society, St. Paul, MN; obtained November, 2007.