DIED AT HOME OF UNCLE
Nephew of A.J. Lempke Passed Away After Three
Ervion Francis died at the home of his uncle, A.J. Lempke, a few miles
from this city, Saturday, July 27th, after an illness of about three days.
The deceased is a resident of Memphis, Tenn., and was visiting at the Lempke
home at the time of his death. He was 21 years of age and unmarried. The
young man's mother and sister arrived from Memphis the day following his
death and took charge of the remains, which were shipped to Hull, Iowa, for
LOCAL HAPPENINGS OF WEEK
Arrival and Departure of People You Know and Other Local Happenings.
Marriage licenses were issued during the past week by Clerk of Court,
P.J. Martin, to Herman Arp of Jackson county, and Miss Dorothy Voght, of
Nobles county, on July 31st, and on July 30th, to A.C. Smith and Miss Edith
Wigham, both of Nobles county.
A quiet wedding took place in this city Wednesday, when Herman Arp and
Miss Dorothy Voght, both of Round Lake, were made man and wife. The ceremony
was performed by Hon. C.M. Cory, probate judge of this city. The young
bridal couple came to this city in an automobile. They were accompanied by
several Round Lake friends, among them Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vought. The
wedding was celebrated at the Arp home in good, old German style in the
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mr. C.P. Shepard is very ill, having been overcome with the heat while
stacking grain on his farm, Monday.
Miss Ida Yeske left for Bigelow Saturday. While in that village, Miss
Yeske visited her aunt, Mrs. A.E. Yeske.
Mrs. H. Umland, after a visit of several days at the home of Mrs. C.
Lynde, left for her home in Harris, Ia., Saturday.
The Misses Hazel and Pearl Christensen and Lucela Hanson returned to
their homes at Lake Crystal, Ia., Saturday, after a pleasant visit of
several days at the home of Mrs. J.M. Wortz.
Mrs. Olga White attended the Chautauqua exercises in this city during the
past week, returning to her home in Luverne Monday. While in this city, Miss
Larson visited at the home of her uncle, A. Larson.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Kng [King?] of Barton, Vt., after a visit of about two
weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Smith, left for Toledo, Ohio,
Saturday. They will visit with friends at that place for a few days before
Miss Josie Anderson returned to her home in St. James Monday, after a
visit of about ten days at the home of Rudolph Roos. Miss Anderson is a
sister of Miss Lillian Anderson, who was married in this city July 20, to
John Roos. Miss Anderson attended the wedding of her sister.
George Butler was over from Heron Lake Sunday to attend the Chautauqua.
He returned home Monday morning.
Mrs. C.H. Hurlbert arrived Monday from Doon, Ia., for a visit of a few
days at the home of her brother-in-law, Mrs. E.L. Hurlbert.
Mrs. E.R. Pickett arrived from Luverne Monday afternoon, for a visit of a
few days at the home of her brother, Geo. Pierce and family.
Mrs. J.N. Hanson returned to her home in Sleepy Eye, Monday, after
visiting at the home of her nephew, P.D. Peterson, during the Chautauqua
Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Richardson returned to their home in St. Paul, Friday
afternoon. While in this city Mr. and Mrs. Richardson visited at the home of
the former's cousin, H.B. Richardson.
Chester Shore, accompanied by his two brothers Wilbur and Arthur drove
over to this city Sunday and attend the Chautauqua exercises returning to
their home in Ransom in the evening.
John Frederickson returned to his home in Lakefield, Minn., Monday, after
an over Sunday visit at the home of his son, Rev. F. Frederickson, pastor of
the First Methodist church of this city.
S.T. Wood was a visitor for a few hours in this city Monday. Mr. Wood had
just returned from Traer, Iowa, where he had attended the funeral of his
sister and was on his way to his home in Rushmore.
Dr. Sullwold, a former resident of Worthington was in this city Sunday.
The doctor was accompanied by his wife, formerly Miss Leah Sausregret, whom
he married in Duluth recently. They were on their way to their home in
Gravettte, Ark., after having visited with relatives and friends in
Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Ullom and daughter, Miss Julia, were guests at the home
of the former's son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brammer during the
past week. Monday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Ullom left for their home in Alta,
Ia. Miss Julia remained in this city and will visit at the Brammer home for
an indefinite period of time.
Mrs. Fred Rouse was a guest at the home of her brother, Dr. J.N. Gould,
during the past week. Mrs. Rouse's home is in Ceylon, Minn.
Miss Maple [Mable?] Clark left for her home in Slayton Sunday. Miss Clark
had attended the Chautauqua in this city, during which time she visited at
the home of her sister, Miss Nancy Clark.
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
Windom Reporter: Living near Dundee, in the town of Southbrook, in this
county, are a queer couple, an old man and his son. The father is aged about
65 years, and they live on a forty-acre tract, where they have lived for
forty years. It is said that the foot of a horse has never trodden on the
place, and the occupants have subsisted on grain seeded by hand and
harvested and threshed in the same manner. They live in a sort of dugout,
and have always opposed the march of human improvement. But of late a change
has come to them. The father has become feeble from the denial of
necessities of life, and the son, 40 years of age, who is deaf and dumb, and
has been from childhood, was taken to the neighbors, and last Tuesday was
brought to Windom, where he was taken into probate court and it was decided
to do something for his relief. He was committed to the detention ward at
the hospital at St. Peter, where he will be taken care of at the expense of
the county. His condition is most deplorable, hard to be realized in a
civilized country. Being a mute, he has of course never had any instruction
such as is accorded other humans, and as seen by the officers and others
around the court house, he was more like a wild man than anything else. He
had never known the touch of a razor; his hair was uncombed and long and
unkempt -- in short, a wild man he was virtually. He was void of all
semblance of clothing, and it was necessary to provide him with overalls and
jumper before he could be taken on the train. With all of this he was said
to be possessed with a very bright mind. On his head he wore a braided straw
hat of his own manufacture, and is said to have made a cart with which he
was wont to haul things from place to place about the farm, and had
manufactured several other articles of machinery.
Samples of the straw from which his hat was made were left at the court
house that those may see who wish. It is indeed a peculiar case in this
civilized country, and one well nigh beyond belief. Sheriff Lahart took the
unfortunate fellow to St. Peter Wednesday. We shall watch the development of
this case with the interest as will many of the readers of the Reporter.
The name of the poor unfortunate is given as Anton Leopold, which is the
cognomen by which his father is known also.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
The Misses Grace Campbell and Sadie Wright, of Sibley, are visiting the
residence of their uncle, Mr. C.M. Brooks, in this city.
Master George Turner left last week for Huron, S.D., where he will visit
for a while before returning to his home in Evanston, Ill.
Mrs. H.L. Comstock arrived last night from New York, and will remain with
her children, Mr. and Mrs. Lange, during the coming fall and winter.
E.J. Wolven disposed of his tenament house in Clary's addition in this
city, during the past week. The house was bought by Henry Basche, for a
consideration of $850.
Mrs. Rev. J. Arveik, accompanied by her dai, Miss Mabel, returned to
their home in Lake Mills, Ia., Tuesday, after a short visit with several
Indian Lake friends.
Mrs. E.L. Gillette left Tuesday for Heron Lake, for a brief visit with
her sister. She returned the following day.
Chas. Double, a former resident of this city, but at present residing in
Slayton, Minn., was a Worthington visitor Friday.
Mrs. C.H. Hurlbert left Tuesday morning for Ottawa, Minn., where she will
visit for a few days at the home of her parents.
Miss Alma Leaf visited with her brother, Mr. L.F. Leaf, while taking in
the Chautauqua last week making the journey from Westbrook and return by
Miss Olga White, accompanied by her sister, Miss Rose Larson returned to
her home in Luverne Monday. While in this city attending the Chautauqua, the
young ladies visited at the home of their uncle, Rudolph Roos.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sterling returned home to St. Paul, Friday morning,
after a very brief visit at the home of Oscar Sterling. Mr. and Mrs.
Sterling were returning home from an extended visit in the west when they
stopped over in this city.
Claude White, who for some years past had charge of the gents' furnishing
department in the clothing store of F.A. Torrance & Son, left for Edgley,
N.D., Friday. Mr. White has accepted a position as manager of a grain
elevator at Edgley and will make his home at that place. Mrs. White will
join her husband in Edgley in a few weeks.
Harlie Evans left for Pipestone Wednesday morning for a visit of a few
days with his brother and other relatives.
Wm. West returned to his home in Lodi, Ill., this week, after a very
pleasant visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Kinsman.
Mrs. O.E. Evans left for her home in Gowrie, Iowa, Monday morning, after
a visit of several days with her son, W.M. Evans.
Sterling Brothers, who recently disposed of their quarter section of land
near Westbrook, Minn., purchased a half section Monday. The new farm is
located about two miles north of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Osmonsen left for their homes in Morristown, Ill.,
Tuesday, after a visit of about two weeks with the latter's brother, S. Fox,
and other Worthington friends and acquaintances.
Mr. P. Roney and daughter, Miss Mabel, of Decorah, Iowa, are guests at
the home of their son and brother, A.M. Roney. Miss Blanche Roney of Sioux
Falls, and a niece of A.M. Roney, is also visiting at the Roney home.
Mr. and Mrs. Mace have moved into the Wilson cottage on Fifth avenue,
formerly occupied by Mrs. Alice Jack.
Mrs. Clyde Morton left Wednesday for Hospers, Ia., for a short visit with
relatives and friends at that place.
Mrs. Milo White returned to her home at Chatfield, Minn., Wednesday,
after a visit of several days at the home of her cousin, Miss Florence
Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Soderholm and Miss Sophia Larson left for Ogden, Ia.,
Wednesday, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Soderholms' brother, Adolph Larson.
Miss Alice Firth left for her home in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon, after a
visit of several days at the home of her sister, Mrs. Thos. Cunningham.
Mrs. Mark Sharp and children, who have been visiting at the home of her
mother, Mrs. John C. Boddy, and other relatives for the past six weeks,
returned to her home at Sunnyside, Wash., Friday.
Francis Nelson, of Warren, Minn., is spending a few days in this city
attending to business matters. Mr. Nelson is a prominent farmer near Warren,
and is widely known in this locality, having resided for several years near
Kinbrae, Minn. His father was one of the pioneer residents of Graham Lakes
The home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Grann was birghtened during the past week by
the arrival of a girl.
Thursday, August 8, 1912
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS
J.B. Ludlow, the Rushmore banker, was in the city Wednesday, attending
the funeral of Mrs. L. Bedford.
Sidney Cahoon left Wednesday for Kimball, S. Dak., where he will visit
for about three weeks with his uncle, who resides there.
Frank DeVaney arrived from Chicago the fore part of the week. While in
this city, Mr. DeVaney will visit his brother, William DeVaney, and family.
Mrs. W.J. Parry and sons, Leslie and Sidney, arrived from Pierre, S.
Dak., Thursday night, for a visit with Mrs. Parry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.
Miss ate [sic] Oliver after a brief visit at the home of her brother,
W.E. Oliver, left for St. Paul, Wednesday. She will remain there for an
indefinite period of time.
Victor Steinman, who resides 5 miles north of this city, was taken
seriously ill this week. The attending physician pronounced the disease
diptheria, and the house was placed under quarantine the same day.
Miss, August 5, the following marriage licenses were issued by Clerk of
Court P.J. Martin: Fred Burley, of Rock county, to Miss Kathryn L. Sullivan,
of Nobles Co.; Grover M. Curtiss, of Watonwan county, to Ethel Sellers, of
STEALS A MARCH ON 'EM
Worthington's "Hello" Girl Married On Q.T. To St. James Young Man.
Miss Ethel Sellers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sellers, and one of
Worthington's most popular young ladies, was the bride in a very pretty
wedding Monday afternoon. The ceremony was performed at 2 p.m., at the
Baptist parsonage by Rev. A. Oestreich, in the presence of a few intimate
friends of the contracting parties. No one, not even the bride's parents,
were aware that the wedding was to take place until after it was over. Mr.
and Mrs. Sellers were absent from the city when the wedding took place.
The groom, whose name is Grover Curtis, is a resident of St. James and is
employed as brakeman on the N.W. railroad. His mother is still living and is
one of St. James' most highly respected residents.
The bride has been a resident of Worthington since childhood and has many
friends in this city. For the past year she has been employed in the office
of the Worthington Telephone Co.
Following the wedding the couple left for the west on a honeymoon.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mrs. T. Watson returned to her home in Minneapolis Saturday afternoon
after a visit of several days at the home of her sister, Mrs. B.O. Mork.
Mr. and Mrs. August Swanson accompanied by Elmer Swanon [Swanson?],
arrived from Sioux City Saturday afternoon for a visit of a few days at the
home of S. Swanson.
Miss Stella Silver returned to her home in Brewster Saturday morning
after a very pleasant visit of a few days at the home of her grandmother
Mrs. Emma Ferguson.
Paul Eastwood, who is employed as job compositor in the Globe office left
for Heron Lake Saturday afternoon, for an over Sunday visit at the home of
his parents. He returned Sunday afternoon on his new motor cycle.
Miss Katie Oliver, after an absence of several months spent in southern
Texas, arrived in this city during the past week. During her stay in
Worthington, Miss Oliver will visit at the home of her brother, William
E.E. Abbott and son, Clayton, were guests of the former's brother, L.W.
Abbott, Saturday. Both Mr. Abbott and his son are representatives of the
National Harvester Co., with headquarters at Lincoln, Nebraska.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Miss Catherine Blair arrived in this city from her home in Winnipeg
Saturday afternoon, for a brief visit at the home of her aunt, Miss Nellie
Harold Schofield left for Kansas City, Tuesday, to take a short course in
the scientific breeding school in that city. This is the second course Mr.
Schofield has taken in the school.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Brunning arrived from their home in southern Iowa, during
the past week. They will make their home here for the present, Mr. Brunning
having secured employment with W.E. Bloom.
Rev. & Mrs. A.A. Oestreich accompanied by their daughter, returned to
their home in this city Friday afternoon, after an absence of about three
weeks. While away, the Oestreich family visited at Osage, Ia., with
relatives of Mrs. Oestreich and also at Riceville, Minn., where Rev.
Oestreich's parents reside.
Mrs. M. Marden, accompanied by their little son and daughter left for
Sibley Saturday morning for a visit of a few days at the home of Mrs.
Floyd Voak, who for the past few months had been attending the
Northwestern College, at Chicago, arrived in this city during the week for a
brief visit at the home of his parents.
Mrs. W.J. West, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Gladys, returned to
their home in Chicago, Tuesday afternoon, after a very pleasant visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Kinsman.
Mrs. W.J. West and daughter, of Loda, Ill., who have been visiting in
this city, left Tuesday for Madison. While in this city Mrs. West was a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Kinsman and Miss West at the home of
Wilbur Kannall and Archie Darling left during the past week for
Watertown, S. Dak. Both young men have been engaged in barber shops in this
city for several months past. They will possibly engage in the barber
business in the Dakota city.
F. Rouse, of this city received word Thursday that his mother, Mrs. Rouse
left at once for Lake Park, making the journey by automobile. Upon their
return Mr. Rouse stated that his mother's condition was greatly improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Vanhofwegen, accompanied by their little son, returned to
their home in Sheldon, Monday, after several days spent in this city. Mr.
Vanhofwegen recently rented a farm about two miles north of this city. He
will take possession about March 1, next, at which time the lease on his
Iowa farm expires. He says he was induced to come to this county on account
of the extra good crops grown here.
Miss Bertha King returned to her home in Harris, Ia., Tuesday, after a
visit of several days with her cousin, Miss Jennie Lind.
Miss Jessie Drake was a guest of her sister, Mrs. J.F. Drummond, during
the past week. Miss Drake left Tuesday for her home in Brewster.
Miss Ethel Jackson returned to her home in St. Paul, Tuesday afternoon,
after a visit of several days at the home of her aunt, Mrs. M.C. Carr.
Mrs. J. Humbert returned to her home in Webster City, Ia., during the
past week, after a very pleasant visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. H.A. Cramer, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Blanche, and two
younger children, left Friday morning for Bigelow, for a brief visit with
friends in that village.
Mrs. A.C. Dickens made a trip to Sioux City one day last week. Mr.
Dickens is building a new home in the Iowa city and Mrs. Dickens trip was
for the purpose of inspecting the work. Mr. and Mrs. Dickens expect to move
to Sioux City about Sept. 1.
P.J. Whelan left for her home in Chicago, Wednesday, after a visit of
about five weeks at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Mullen.
Mrs. M. Scott was a guest at the home of her brother, W.E. Oliver and
family, for the past two weeks. Mrs. Scott left for her home in Pasco,
Mrs. Fred Payne and family left for her home in Ellensburg, Wash.,
Wednesday, after a very pleasant visit at the home of Mrs. Lucy Deuel, and
other Worthington relatives and friends.
Mrs. C.W.W. Dow and daughter, Mrs. Walter Paine, left for Backoo, N.
Dak., Tuesday morning, for a brief visit with friends at that place. Guy
Bigelow was a passenger on the same train for Backoo.
Thursday, August 15, 1912
INFANT DIES AT COUNTY FARM
Child of Round Lake Family Passed Away Tuesday Evening.
Marvel Davine, the infant son of Mrs. McMillan, of Round Lake, died at
the county house in this city on Tuesday afternoon. At the time of his
death, the little fellow was but three weeks of age. He had been sick since
birth, and, being frail and weak, little hope of saving his life was
entertained from the first. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon, the
body being shipped to Round Lake for burial in the cemetery there.
WORTHINGTON LADY MARRIED
Becomes Bride of Iowa Young Man On Thursday, August 12th.
The marriage of Guy Irvin and Miss Lydia Nelson took place last Thursday,
Aug. 12, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. William Zierath, in this
city. Rev. R.L. Stuart, of the M.E. church, officiating. Only relatives
witnessed the ceremony.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mrs. Henry Basche left for Brewster, Monday morning, for a short visit
with her sister, who resides at that place.
Clarence Brown returned to his home in this city, Friday, after a visit
of several days with relatives in Sioux City.
Mrs. Mike Hogan left for St. Paul, Saturday. While in that city she will
visit her son and other friends and acquaintances.
Frank Lawhead, who is employed as steam fitter by the Worthington
Plumbing Co., left Friday for Marcus, Ia., where he visited over Sunday with
his wife, who is spending her summer vacation there.
Mrs. A.H. Rhodes left for Joliet, Ill., Friday, after a visit of a few
days at the home of John Riss. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. S.
Simkin, who will visit her for a few weeks at Joliet.
Mrs. H. Stow, accompanied by her two little boys left for Watertown,
S.D., Friday, after a visit of a few days with her brother, Rev. Wm. L.
Dibble. Mrs. Stow had just returned from a visit to her father, who is ill
at his home in Ashland, Neb. Z. Dibble, a brothe4r of Mrs. Stow, who had
also visited his father at Ashland, was a guest of Rev. Dibble during the
week. He also left on Friday for his home at Thief River Falls.
Miss Adolph Nelson returned Saturday from Woodsville, Wis., where she had
visited relatives and old friends for several days.
Miss Lena Handevidt returned to her home in Mountain Lake, Monday, after
a visit of a few days with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. P. Jessen.
Mrs. J.R. Richards, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Laura, went to
Heron Lake, Saturday, and visited a few days with relatives and friends in
Miss Mary Ryan arrived Saturday from Sioux City, where she is employed as
a trained nurse. While in this city, Miss Ryan visited her sisters at the
Mrs. F.G. Chiles, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Muriel, returned to
her home in Minneapolis, Saturday, after a visit of a few days at the home
of M.J. Bryan.
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
Miss Ingrid Roos, accompanied by her niece, Miss Emma Olson, came over
from Worthington, Saturday, and was a guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert C. Larson. Miss Olson recently arrived from Sweden, and will go
to Portland, Ore., in a short time to be married. --Rock Co. Herald.
A divorce was granted on Saturday to Mrs. Olga White, of this city, by
Judge L.S. Nelson. The hearing was held on Friday and the order granting the
divorce was filed on Saturday. The hearing was held in Judge Nelson's
chambers at the court house. The divorce was granted on the grounds that the
defendant is an inmate of the State Reformatory at St. Cloud, to which place
he was sentenced on May 3 last, when he was found guilty at Worthington of
bigamy. The defendant married Olga Larson some few years ago and some time
ago they separated. White, at the time of his hearing at Worthington,
claimed that he thought that his wife had obtained a divorce and gave that
as a reason for his second marriage. He was nevertheless given an
indeterminate sentence at the Reformatory. The decree filed Saturday
restores to the plaintiff her maiden name, Olga Larson, and gives her the
custody of her child. Attorney Chunn, of this city, appeared for the
plaintiff. --Luverne Journal.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL ITEMS
Mrs. T. Vernon and daughter, Miss Rosa, arrived here Monday, for a visit
of several weeks with Mrs. Vernon's uncle, Robert Reed. Mrs. Vernon was born
in Worthington, her maiden name being Miss Ida Darby. Mr. Vernon, who is
employed at Greger, Ind., in the iron mines, has also visited Worthington,
but did not accompany his family this time.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mrs. J.M. Bodina, of Phillips, S. Dak., was a guest at the home of her
sister, Mrs. S.A. Comer during the past week.
Gerald Dickens was a passenger to Webster City, Ia., Friday. He will
visit at the home of his grand-parents for several days before returning
M.M. Moore and Mrs. Mayme Guertin, of Ellsworth, were married on
Wednesday of last week at Little Rock. They will make their home in
Mrs. W.H. Steigelmeyer and children were passengers to Paton, Ia.,
Wednesday. They will visit the former's parents for a week or so before
Miss Gladys Humbert, who for the past few weeks had visited at the home
of her sister, Mrs. A.C. Dickens, left for her home in Webster City, Ia.,
Wednesday. Miss Humbert stopped enroute at Rolfe, Ia., where she attended a
Mrs. A.C. Dickens left Wednesday for Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Dickens
will shortly move to Sioux City to make their future home at that place.
Mrs. W.T. Hayes returned to her home in this city, Tuesday after several
days visit with relatives in Mankato.
Miss Mandy Lutner arrived from Minneapolis, Monday. While in the city she
was the guest of her sister, Mrs. O.C. Olson.
Frank Lawhead returned Tuesday morning from Marcus, Iowa, where he had
spent Sunday visiting with his wife and other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Anderson returned to their home in Adrian, Sunday. While
in this city, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
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