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1906 Hunter Herald


July 5, 1906

Miss Gertie Lambert is visiting relatives in Casselton.
Mr. and Mrs. Kruger are getting settled in their new home.
Jim Williams and family are moving into their new residence.
W. H. Comrie was doing business with the Farmer's Elevator Co.
Mrs. Tucker and children of Fargo are the guests of Mrs. John L. Iwen.
Mr. Chandler and family are now moved into the J. S. Burgum cottage.
A number of people from town attended the christening party at Gust Sommerfeld's home.
The Arthur Sunday school went to Sargent's grove Friday for a picnic with the Amenia Sunday school. They went in a hayrack gaily decorated with flags and gaily drawn by four prancing horses followed by their parents and teachers in carriages. The day was perfect and the grove, which is an ideal picnic resort was nicely cleaned and everything put in readiness for the visitors who put in a long and delightful day.
The exercises for Children's Day were given at the hall last Sunday between showers. The children did well in their several parts. The quartette by Messrs Chandler, B. Elliott, R. H. Vosburg and Mrs. R. B. Elliott was beautifully sung. The stage was decorated with bunting, flowering plants and a row of palms. The effect was fine and reflected credit on the committee on decorations, Mrs. L. D. Roberts, Mrs. Vassie, Mrs. Ike Roberts, Mrs. H. J. Wagner, F. P. Wagner.


July 12, 1906

Will Stevens is working for the Farmers Elevator Co.
Miss Linwell is visiting her brother, M. V. Linwell, the banker at Northwood.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Burgum were guests at the G. N. Smith farm, Sunday, in Amenia twp.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fink entertained at six o'clock dinner Sunday, a number of friends.
The population of Arthur was rather evenly divided between Casselton and Hunter on the fourth.
The wedding of Miss Lizzie Kerr and Fred Bowman, of Erie, will occur next Wednesday at the home of the bride's mother.
Cards are out for the wedding of Miss Ethel Mabelle Shafer and Wm. Claviter, on July 18th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Shafer.
The death of John Gilbert Ramstead occurred at his father's home on the A. T. Burgum farm, Saturday noon, of quick consumption. Deceased was 20 years old and has been ailing but a short time. Funeral services were held in the grove back of the residence Monday afternoon, Rev. McConnehey officiating. Musical selections were given by Mr. Chandler, Mrs. B. B. Elliott, Mr. Craver and Mrs. Walter Reed, of Amenia. Interment was made at the Amenia cemetery. He leaves a father, brother, step-mother and other relatives to mourn his loss. The pallbearers were Messrs E. O. Boettcher, Gordon Burgum, Frank Wagner, Morris Wilcox, Ray Faltz, and Albert Farnham, youthful friends of the deceased.
Rice showers are all the rage.
Miss Gertie Lambert is visiting relatives in Casselton.
Mr. and Mrs. Kruger are getting settled in their new home.
Jim Williams and family are moving into their new residence.
W. H. Comrie was doing business with the Farmer's elevator Co.
Mrs. Tucker and children of Fargo are the guests of Mrs. John L. Iwen.
Mr. Chandler and family are now moved into the J. S. Burgum cottage.
A number of people from town attended the christening party at Gust Sommerfeld's home.
The Arthur Sunday school went to Sargent's grove Friday for a picnic with the Amenia Sunday school. They went in a hayrack gaily decorated with flags and gaily drawn by four prancing horses followed by their parents and teachers in carriages. The day was perfect and the grove, which is an ideal picnic resort, was nicely cleaned and everything put in readiness for the visitors who put in a long and delightful day.
The exercises for Children's Day were given at the hall last Sunday between showers. The children did well in their several parts. The quartette by Messrs. Chandler, B. Elliott, R. H. Vosburg and Mrs. B. B. Elliott was beautifully sung. The stage was decorated with bunting, flowering plans and a row of palms. The effect was fine and reflected credit on the committee on decorations, Mrs. L. D. Roberts, Mrs. Vassie, Mrs. Ike Roberts, Ms. H. J. Wagner, F. P. Wagner.


July 19, 1906

The painters are busy at the Farmers elevator.
Arthur is one of the leading grain markets of the country.
Don't forget the M. W. A. Annual Ball Friday, July 20.
H. J. Wagner and son John are visiting relatives in the east.
W. C. Gamble attended the bankers' convention at Fargo.
Miss Backlund of Casselton is visiting her sister Mrs. R. F. Viestenz.
Miss Dorothy Simmons, of Hunter was the guest of friends here this week.
The telephone men are at work putting in phones in several farm houses.
A bouncing baby girl took up her abode with Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Farnham Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Sommerfeld gave a party Sunday to a large number of relatives and friends.
A central located here would be a great inducement to many to subscribe who are not now subscribers.
Mr. and Mrs. John Schur entertained at their farm home last Sunday, a large number of friends from town.


July 26, 1906

Don't forget the basket supper for the benefit of the church next Monday evening at the hall. It is a good cause-patronize it.
It is grandpa Gunkel now, if you please. A bouncing baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Gunkel Wednesday morning of last week.
Mrs. F. J. Stumpf and daughter returned last Saturday from a six week's visit with friends and relatives in Wis. Mrs. Stumpf's brother Wm. Hence, came with her with a view of locating here.
The marriage of Miss Mabelle Ethel Shafer, youngest child and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Shafer, to William H. Claviter, was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, in the presence of relatives and intimate friends to the number of seventy-five. Mrs. McConnehey played Mendelssohn's wedding march and the ceremony was held under the arching trees in front of the residence. The bridal party stood under a canopy of white lace drapery, Rev. J. R. McConnehey officiating. The bride's veil was fastened with orange blossoms, her gown was white grosgrain silk with yoke of silver spangled net and she carried a bouquet of white carnation and ferns. She was attended by her cousin Miss Alice Corey, who wore white organdie. The groom was attended by Wm. Shafer, brother of the bride. After the ceremony and reception the guests were invited to the dining room to partake of the elaborate wedding dinner. The presents were beautiful and costly, many being sent from a distance. Mr. and Mrs. William Claviter will make their future home here after the wedding journey to Lake Lydia, Minn. The best wishes of a large circle of friends go with them on their life's journey.
August 2, 1906 James E. Brutton of Blanchard was in town Sunday greeting his friends.
J. A. Burgum and son Arthur had a few days outing at Duluth last week.
Nels Rosvall has the contract for erecting the barn and carriage house for A. T. Burgum.
Mrs. T. J. Ross and little daughter have returned from their pleasant visit in the east.
Mr. Dichhall of Worthington, Minn., is visiting his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. L. Bettschen.
David Bettschen of Moorhead spent a few days here the guest of his brothers Louie and John.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kuehn gave a party to a large number of invited friends and relatives Sunday.
Rev. G. J. Powell of Fargo conducted the service here Sunday and preached an inspiring sermon.
Miss Florence Munger of Erie, Pa., was the guest of her cousin, Mrs. R. H. Vosburg last week.
Church service will be held in the morning before Sunday school instead of evening until further notice.
Mrs. J. A. Burgum was awarded two prizes for the collection of oil paintings exhibited at the state fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Iwen and family and Miss Jennie Schmitt were the guests of Mrs. Tucker during the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Roberts, Mrs. L. D. Roberts were the guests at the home of W. H. Flynn in Fargo last week.
The proceeds from the basket social were $31. A pleasant evening was spent and an interesting program given.
H. J. Wagner and son have returned from their visit accompanied by Mr. Wagner's mother who will make her home with them.
The population of Arthur turned out in masses to attend the fair and it was the unanimous opinion that Fargo had done herself proud.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell and family of Grand Forks were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. John Schur, returning Saturday. The trip was made in the automobile.
August 16, 1906 The barley harvest is on. Wheat harvest next week.
Manager Baillie and men are busy putting in the telephones.
Will Stewart is painting a number of Fred Williams' buildings.
The “toot, toot” of the threshing engines is again heard in the land.
Wm. Claviter has purchased a quarter section from O. W. Austin.
The “central” is located at the drug store with R. F. Viestenz in charge.
Miss Linwell left Tuesday for Minot where she will take up a homestead.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gamble and son, went to Minneapolis for a visit with Mrs. M. L. Gamble.
Mrs. Walter Fink and children are spending this month with relatives at Lidgerwood, N. D.
Mrs. Wallace Hackett is entertaining her sister, Mrs. Clark and children, who arrived Monday from Michigan.
Robert Stewart has received a number of fine views of North Yakima, Wash., taken by Clifton Webster.
Mrs. C. F. Bayard, Miss Edith Bayard and Master Ceil of Ayr are spending a few days with their relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Mergner entertained a large number of invited friends at dinner at their pleasant home Sunday.
Miss Georgia Head, daughter of the former depot agent, who has been visiting the Misses Edna and Ella Wilkie has returned to her home in Emerado.
Miss Delia Viestenz who has been spending the last three months with relatives in the pineries of northern Minnesota has returned home greatly improved in health.
Ike Roberts and family while driving to Bert Shaffer's home last Sunday were mixed up in a runaway. The ladies jumped out. Mr. Shaffer was dragged over the dash board, the wheels passing over him. The horses finally got away from the vehicle and ran away but were finally caught. Mr. Roberts who was holding the baby remained in the carriage and was the only one unhurt, the rest escaping with severe bruises. The carriage and harness were damaged.


August 23, 1906

This wet weather is interfering with the harvest. John Elwood has a young nephew visiting him from Iowa.
E. H. Moore of Erie, Pa., is here looking after his farming interests.
John McFall has purchased the complete threshing outfit of A. T. Burgum.
Miss Emma Mathuring and Annie Sommerfeld were Casselton visitors this week.
Miss Carrie Faltz spent a few days in Casselton having dental work done.
The Misses Bessie and Marjorie Diefenbacker is the guest of Miss Zena Burgum this week.
The enterprising businessmen of Arthur are having cement walks laid in front of their stores, eight feet wide. Our little town will soon wear a metropolitan air.
Simon Rassler is getting his traction engine in shape for threshing. Simon traded his old engine for another one and seems pleased with the deal he made.
August 30, 1906 Miss Exine Bayard will teach again in Gunkel district.
Jerome Shea, from Ill., is here looking after his farming interests.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gale of Hunter were visitors in Arthur Monday.
Miss Lou Hackett will teach school at Hope, in the 5th and 6th grades.
Miss Fern Bayard of Ayr has been spending a week with the Misses Farnham.
Mrs. Walter Fink and children have returned from their visit in S. D. and Minneapolis.
Louis Schur who has been with the N. W. elevator carpenters returned from Fingal last Thursday.
As a rule, a man's a fool, when it's hot, he wants it cool, when it's cool he wants it hot, always wanting what is not.
Louis Bettschen, John Iwen, Ike Roberts and Dr. McGann took a drive Sunday out in the country looking at the crops.
The personnel of the Arthur teachers are as follows: Miss Buckley, Miss Libbie Buckley, Miss Kelly and Miss Indra.
James Elliott of Springport, Ill., spent a day with his brother, B. B. Elliott, while accompanying a party of land seekers from Illinois.
The cement walks extending from Phillips & Ross to the drug store are much appreciated by the pedestrians and it is only a question of time when they will be laid in the residence part of town.
J. A. Burgum has a fine golden willow grove on the north mile of his farm south of town. It was planted a year ago last spring of six inch willow cuttings and now the trees average eight feet and some twelve feet in height.
Mrs. E. L. Chandler leaves tonight for Okobochee, Ia., to be present at a family reunion. This reunion will be held at the father's home and five brothers and five sisters will meet at the old homestead, coming from California, Illinois, Iowa, N. Dakota and Wis.


September 6, 1906

Mr. Babcock of Fargo is the new bookkeeper in Phillips and Ross.
The chicken season opened here Saturday and dogs and guns were in demand.
The interior and exterior of Hotel Arthur is being improved by a good coat of paint.
Mrs. Walter Muir was calling on friends here Friday. She was the guest of Mrs. L. Bettschen.
Conductor Baker of Minneapolis is here looking after his crop in sec. 24 which was farmed by Jim Burke.
E. H. Page of the Farmers elevator was quite sick Monday. T. J. Ross supplied his place in the elevator.
Frank Wagner is assisting in the Northwestern Elevator. Will Hockridge in the Farmers and Will Stewart in the St. Anthony.
Mr. and Mrs. Lucian of Nashua, Iowa, are the guests of John Ellwood. They are here looking over the country with the intention of purchasing a farm.
The Misses Buckley arrived here from Griggsville, Wis. Miss Indra from Green Bay, Wis., Miss Kelly accompanied by her sister Mrs. Reeves, of S. Dak., who left for the north, Tuesday morning.
The twenty years ago column of the Fargo Forum of last week contained the following: Mrs. Linda W. Slaughter of Bismarck returned from Washington, D. C., having secured a pension for her invalid husband, Major B. F. Slaughter, of $28 a month and arrears of $3000. Mrs. Slaughter now receives a pension of $35 a month as an officer's widow. She makes her home here with her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Burgum.


September 13, 1906

Mrs. August Wilkie and daughter of Wimbledon, are the guests of relatives this week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brandenburg arrived in Arthur Saturday for a short stay on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Myers are here from Ohio. They own the north half of sec. 11 farmed by Jim Fowler.
Native plumbs are on the market now at $1.25 a bushel and the good housewives are making jelly and jam galore.
Alex Miller of Sarles is here looking after his crop. He likes his new location and says crops there are much better than here.
Mrs. E. L. Chandler returned from the family reunion in Iowa accompanied by her father, an octogenarian, who will visit here for a few weeks.
Mrs. W. H. Flynn of Fargo accompanied by her niece Miss Campbell spent several days at the Flynn farm and in Arthur the guests of friends. Miss Campbell had the thrilling experience of being in San Francisco during the earthquake. Her home was not injured at all although adjoining blocks were destroyed.
Mrs. A. T. Burgum assisted by her daughter Miss Zana Burgum delightfully entertained at an autumn luncheon Friday afternoon at their town residence. The guests were Mrs. W. H. Flynn of Fargo, Miss Lucy Campbell of San Francisco, Mrs. L. D. Roberts, Mrs. I. S. Roberts and Mrs. J. A. Burgum. A pleasant hour was spent with vocal and instrumental music. The decorations were goldenrod.


September 20, 1906

Mrs. L. E. Critchfield and son Ralph were visitors in Arthur Tues.
Mrs. T. J. Ross and Miss Indra were visitors in Hunter last Saturday.
Miss Isa Gunkel has been quite ill the past week with an attack of pleura pneumonia.
Mrs. Theodore Kartes, of Oakes, is visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gunkel.
Mr. E. L. Fuller of Ludlow, Ill., made a pleasing address to the children at Sunday school last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Steen and children of Page, Mrs. Dunbar, Miss Dunbar of Amenia, were here to attend the funeral of Jennie Head.
The writer spells plums without the letter “b,” but someone couldn't “letter B” and the word appeared in last week's items as plumbs. We don't raise that kind of fruit here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Burgum gave a pleasant and unique party in honor of their mother, Mrs. Linda W. Slaughter. It was a gathering of grandparents, the aggregate ages of the nine guests was 554. Four generations were represented among the guests assembled around the dinner table. The place cards were miniature pioneer cabins. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Muir of Hunter, Mr. Ira Atwood of Spirit Lake, Ia., Mrs. E. L. Chandler, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Burgum, Mr. and Mrs. John Schlate. Mrs. Burgum was assisted by Mrs. I. L. Chandler and Miss Zana Burgum.
School was closed here Tuesday afternoon so the school mates of Jennie Head could attend the funeral. The body was brought from Emerado, Monday, accompanied by her parents, sister and brother who formerly resided here. Rev. Kohler of Hunter preached the funeral sermon. The music was particularly touching and very sweetly sung. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The deceased was fourteen years old and died of Bright's disease. The pallbearers were former school mates, the Misses Elsie Wagner, Zana Burgum, Olga Schur, Annie Sommerfeld. She was buried in the Arthur cemetery by the side of her little brother. The sympathy of the community is with the stricken parents.


September 27, 1906

Miss Chrissie McLellan of Amenia is teaching at the Stewart school.
Miss Mabel Farnham is attending the high school at Hunter.
Mr. Stone of Ludlow, Ill., is having an artesian well put down on his farm.
Mr. Julius Elliott of Steele, N. D., is visiting his brother, B. B. Elliott for a few days.
J. E. Fitzsimmon accompanied by his brother is here from Paxton, Ill., looking after his land interests in sec. 21.
Mrs. T. J. Ross is enjoying a visit from her niece Miss Kathryn Kane of Minneapolis who is on her way to her school at Devils Lake.
A social will be given at the hall in the near future for the purpose of purchasing fuel to warm the hall during Sunday school services this winter.
John Iwen and Dick Elliott were done out of $15 and $20 each Friday night by cashing forged checks given them by a transient. Sheriff Ross arrested the man a mile this side of Casselton.


Contributed by Steven Pueppke

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