Arthur Anglings
1913 Hunter Herald

April 3, 1913

Walter Phillips spent Tuesday in Fargo.

Miss Bertha Myhra is home from Valley City.

W. C. Gamble was in Fargo Wednesday on business.

Miss Myrtle Farnham was home from her school at Hope.

George Wagner is home from Wahpeton for a visit with his parents.

Bennie Burmeister and R. Belsley were Fargo visitors a few days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hackett are visiting with relatives in Casselton for several days.

Quite a few from here attended the dance at Hunter last Friday and all reported a fine time.

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Boettcher and J. E. Sommerfeld were Blanchard visitors Tuesday.

The baseball boys will give a dance at the hall Thursday, April 3. Music by Van's orchestra. Everyone come, tell all your friends.

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Schaffer left here Monday with their car of stock and household goods for their new home at Gilford, Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burgum of Sumner, Iowa, returned to their home Monday being called to North Dakota on account of the death of the late A. T. Burgum.

Well Known Pioneer of Cass County Died at Arthur Funeral services at the M. E. church were held Sunday over the remains of A. T. Burgum, who passed away last week at his home here at the advanced age of 78 years.

Dr. J. G. Moore, Presiding Elder of this district, assisted by the Rev. Thos. Old conducted the last sad rites, surrounded by a large number of old friends and relatives. The body was laid to rest in Arthur cemetery.

Dr. Moore, in his closing remarks, paid a high tribute to the life of the deceased, being actively interested in the welfare of the community in which he resided the past 35 years in church and school work. "Father" Burgum, as he was familiarly known, was actively interested in the welfare of the community up to within a short time of his death, when he was confined to his home through illness incident to his advanced age. While I shall miss "Father" Burgum in my calling among you it will be as northing compared with the loss to the community and you as a people.

"Do unto others as ye would they should do unto you" was one of his fixed principles through life. He was looked up to as a man among men and held several positions of trust given him by the citizens of his county. The upright and exemplary life of this departed friend and brother is the greatest heritage for those who mourn and should comfort the widow and children in their bereavement.

The deceased leaves a widow, three sons, W. H., J. A. and T. O., and six daughters, Mrs. C. F. Bayard of Hunter, Mrs. I. McAdams, Roseau, Minn., Mrs. G. B. Farnham, Mrs. John See, Elizabeth and Francis Burgum of Arthur.

Many beautiful and expressive floral contributions decorated the casket.
The Arthur choir rendered some beautiful sacred songs: "Rock of Ages"- a favorite hymn of the departed one, "Lead Me Gently Home," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and a solo "At Rest" by Miss Elsie Wagner.
Six old time friends served as pallbearers, Robert Stewart, W. A. Fridley, John McFall, T. C. Hockridge, W. A. Arnold and Walter Phillips.

April 10, 1913

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viestenz entertained a company of friends at dinner Sunday, the occasion being Mrs. Viestenz' birthday.

Mrs. Atichson was visiting friends in town Tuesday.

Mrs. Nels Hanson and Miss Lena Schur returned Monday from Fargo where they left Mrs. Lambert doing as well as they expected at the St. John's hospital.

Tom See left Monday evening on a tour of the western part of the state, Jamestown, Bismarck, Dickinson and New England.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bettschen entertained Mr. and Mrs. James Williams and family at dinner Sunday.

A surprise party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Lambert last week.

Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum spent Wednesday in Fargo. Mr. Burgum attending the meeting of the assessors.

Word was received here of the death of Miss Nellie Dunlavey of Alexander, Miss Dunlavey lived here for a number of years attending Casselton high school. Much sympathy is extended the mother, brothers and only sister, Mary.

W. A. Arnold and son Ray were Fargo visitors Wednesday.

The M. E. Sunday School contest was a lively affair, deputies are soliciting scholars early and late. The captains are L. Bettschen and G. B. Burgum.

Miss Lillie Freytag is getting along nicely after her recent operation at the Northwood hospital.

R. H. Vosburg has been confined to his room the past week with the grippe.

April 17, 1913

The Ladies Aid meets today at the church.

Mrs. L. D. Roberts is in Fargo for a short visit.

The school board met here Monday evening.

Mrs. Louis Bettschen was a Hunter visitor Monday.

The Sunday School attendance was the largest in several years, over 60 being present.

J. K. Fuller and Mr. Fitzsimmons arrived Saturday from Illinois to look after their farming interest.

Wallace Hackett has purchased lots south of Dr. Campbell's residence and is now making preparations for the erection of his home.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Smith and daughter Letta of Casselton and R. C. Kittle motored to Arthur Sunday and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hackett.

Miss Elsie Wagner and a company of young ladies went to Hunter Sunday evening, Miss Wagner sang at the services in the M. E. church.

A party of relatives and friends surprised John Hines Saturday evening, the occasion being his birthday anniversary. The evening was spent with cards and a social time in getting acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Hines, who have just been in North Dakota one month, coming from El Paso, Ill. to make their home on the Wallace Hackett farm which they purchased last year. The invited guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Brewer of Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Atichson, Mrs. Newton and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Parkhouse, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hackett, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum. A dainty luncheon was served at midnight by the hostess.

April 24, 1913

Gordon Burgum is the busiest man in town.

Fred Williams was a Hunter visitor Saturday.

W. C. Gamble was a Fargo visitor last week.

Miss Elfreda Viestenz visited at her home Sunday.

Julius Kushnick spent Sunday with friends in Fargo.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Sommerfeld were Casselton visitors Saturday.

Walter Phillips has the contract for remodeling the interior of the town hall.

Mrs. R. E. Wilke and daughter Ruth arrived Sunday and are visiting friends here.

Mr. Stevenson arrived from Illinois and is visiting his sons, John and Clark Jarrett.

Jim Jenkins and the Misses Sarah and Susie Jenkins were Arthur visitors Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Krueger came over from Wheatland Sunday and visited with relatives here.

Miss Emily Viestenz came down from Greenfield Saturday and visited over Sunday with relatives.

Miss Matilda Freytag returned Saturday evening from Northwood where she underwent an operation.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gale and daughter Jennie and Miss Hattie Church of Hunter were Arthur visitors Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Echternach and daughter Ella autoed up from Casselton Sunday and spent the day with Mr. and Ms. H. J. Wagner.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Wagner and daughter Jean Meyers arrived Saturday morning and spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wagner.

Julius Kushnick has made the interior of the Arthur Bank about eh most attractive ever. The fine coat of paint and trimmings are about perfect.

May 1, 1913

Julius Elliott is visiting relatives in Fargo.

T. O. Burgum is spending the week at the Houston Farm.

Wallace Hackett is laying the foundation for his new home.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ross were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Parkhouse.

Mrs. Hines and Mrs. Parkhouse were guests last Wednesday of Mrs. H. T. Brewer.

Miss Buckley and Miss Bernice Vosburg are engaged for another term in the Arthur schools.

Mrs. McLachlin was an Arthur visitor last Wednesday, being the guest of the Mesdames Wagner.

Our town and its allies are showing up with nice improvements, all in clean condition for Arbor Day.

Mrs. Atchenson, Mrs. Campbell and Miss Elsie Wagner were guests last Thursday of Mrs. H. T. Brewer.

Mrs. Louis Bettschen and Mrs. T. R. Campbell will entertain the Ladies' Aid Friday at the home of the former.

Dr. and Mrs. Campbell were in Fargo last week with the Dr's father who is seriously ill at one of the hospitals with pneumonia.

H. J. Wagner is making some extensive improvements on his store. The building is being raised and a new foundation is being laid.

T. J. Ross and W. C. Gamble motored to Fargo Monday. Mr. Gamble has been appointed administrator of the estate of the late A. T. Burgum.

Mr. and Mrs. R. A Siewart are up from Casselton visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schlate. Uncle John has been in poor health for some time.

The Gust Schur confectionary store is under new management, I. S. Roberts and John Schur, Sr., are the new proprietors. It has been newly painted and decorated and is now an attractive place for the public.

May 15, 1913

Tom See returned home Sunday morning from Belfield.

Dr. and Mrs. Campbell went to Fargo Monday to see the Dr's father.

Mr. and Mrs. Parkhouse and family were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Hackett.

Wallace Hackett has a carpenter from Casselton assisting in the erection of his new home.

Mrs. James Williams and Mrs. Atcheson will entertain the Ladies' Aid Thursday at the home of the former.

Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Phillips are in Fargo with their little son Lyle who will undergo an operation for ear trouble.

Mr. and Mrs. James Williams had as their guests Sunday at dinner, Rev. Old and Mr. and Mrs. Atcheson and family.

Fern Gamble, Matie Iwen and Annie See came home Saturday morning from Fargo where they visited at the home of Mrs. Will Tucker.

John L. Iwen returned home Monday from the hospital in Fargo where he has been for the past ten days receiving treatment for rheumatism.

Mr. and Ms. John Schur, Sr., had a gathering of relatives Sunday at dinner and an auto party of ladies visited Mrs. Chas. Lambert, who is still ill.

Mrs. H. J. Wagner is home from the country, having cared for Mrs. Fletcher Roach and the new little daughter who was a recent arrival at their home.

Mother's Day program and addresses by Rev. Old will be held in the M. E. church next Sunday morning. Miss Bernice Vosburg, our popular teacher, has charge of the program.

Dr. and Mrs. Baldwin and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stanley of Casselton, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bush and Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum spent Sunday of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Standfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Standfield and Mrs. W. J. Standfield were dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Landon. Mrs. W. J. Standfield is from Superior, Wis., and is spending some time here visiting friends.

A. Holmquist, who has a meat market in Hunter, has leased the John Iwen shop and will conduct a meat market here. He will open for business next Monday and will handle a complete line of fresh and salt meats and will buy cattle and hides.

June 5, 1913

Miss Elizabeth Burgum left Tuesday evening for Roseau, Minn. She expects to be gone a week.

Professor Record left Friday for Fargo and Miss Buckley for her home in Wisconsin.

Miss Elsie Wagner accompanied Mrs. R. E. Wilke and daughter to Valier, Mont., where she will remain for the summer.

W. H. Flynn of Fargo spent several days here looking after his farm.

Delegates to the Grand Forks Convention, June 10, 11 and 12, are J. K. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Burgum and Fern Gamble.

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bayard, Mr. Tom Rae, Misses Fern and Addie Bayard motored to Ayr Sunday and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Moug.

Mr. and Mrs. Louie Bettschen and family were Sunday guests of Hunter friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Parkhouse entertained at dinner Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ross and Mr. and Mrs. John Hines.

A large crowd from here attended the dance in Hunter Monday night.

Dr. Campbell returned from Fargo Monday accompanied by his father who has been in Fargo for some time at a local hospital.

Miss Elizabeth Burgum closed a most satisfactory term of school Tuesday with a splendid picnic. About 40 children with their parents had a delightful time. Many are the regrets expressed that Miss Burgum decides to give up her profession as teacher for a time.

School election passed off quietly, there being no change in officers.

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Kittle and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Smith of Casselton were calling Sunday on Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hackett.

T. O. Burgum has finished assessing Arthur township.

A much needed rain fell here Thursday and Saturday and there is a general rejoicing among the farmers.

Mr. and Mrs. John Schur, Jr., entertained Mr. and Mrs. Fred Standfield at dinner Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hackett had as their guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. John Hines and Mr. Ned Hines.

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Hockridge were Arthur visitors Tuesday.

Miss Myrtle Farnham arrived home last week Wednesday, having closed a successful term of school.

Misses Vosburg and Buckley and their pupils entertained their parents and friends at a fine program last Thursday afternoon at the school rooms. “Hiawatha” was enacted, much to the credit of the children and their instructors. Recitations, songs and dialogues by the primary grades were very entertaining.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Sommerfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Buchholtz and Mrs. Paul Sommerfeld autoed to Fargo Saturday.

Dr. Campbell and W. C. Gamble were Fargo visitors Friday, going down with the former's auto.

Mayville and Arthur played ball here last Sunday. Arthur being victorious. Over $60 was taken at the gate.

Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum and Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Burgum attended the graduation exercises at Hunter of the Misses Elizabeth Iwen and Irma McLachlin and Leslie McLachlin.

Reuben Phillips was a Fargo visitor last week and reports his little son. Kyle, who is a patient at St. Luke's, to be improving nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Burgum spent Friday in Fargo, being delegates to the Cass County Sunday School Convention. They report a very enjoyable and profitable visit in the little big city.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Viestenz welcomed a little son Thursday morning and all friends are glad to hear that the mother and son are doing fine.


June 12, 1913

Geo. Miller was a Fargo visitor Sunday.

The town board met in the hall Monday.

Miss Lillie Burgum is visiting at the Houston farm.

Sunday school picnic June 13, at J. H. Atchison's grove.

Quite a few from here attended the Houston sale last Sat.

Archie and J. O. Schur visited a few days last week in Fargo.

Reuben Phillips spent Sunday in Fargo with his wife and son Lyle.

Rev. Old was a dinner guest Sunday at the T. O. Burgum home.

Miss Elizabeth Iwen was one of the graduates of the Hunter High School.

Twelve little ted chairs have been placed in the M. E. Sunday School room.

The W. C. T. U. will meet Friday with Mrs. R. H. Vosburg at the farm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Parkhouse entertained at dinner Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hackett.

Mrs. Walter Phillips returned Monday from Fargo where she spent a week visiting.

Miss Mamie Schur returned home Saturday from the hospital at Fargo, greatly improved.

Mrs. Wm. Elder and daughter Mable are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Viestenz.

And. and John Ross and L. Talbert stopped here a while Sat. on their way to the Houston sale.

W. J. Stone of Paxton, Ill., was a visitor here the last of the week looking after his farming interests.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schur spent Saturday and Sunday at Galesburg being guests of Mrs. Schur's parents.

Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Roberts had as their dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Viestenz, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Schur.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gamble and family autoed to Fargo Sunday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Tucker.

Miss Bernice Vosburg left Tuesday for a visit with friends and relatives in parts of Wisconsin, Chicago and Michigan.

Misses Myrtle Farnham, Anne See and Maeta Iwen left for Fargo Saturday evening, where they will attend summer school at the A. C.

Quite a few autoed to Galesburg Sunday to see the ball game between Hunter and Galesburg, score 9 to 1 in favor of Hunter.

Mrs. J. W. Brenner of Hunter, Mrs. Walter McGee and daughter of Berthold were guests at the W. C. Gamble home last Thursday.

Miss Fern Gamble left Tuesday morning for a two weeks visit with Miss Hazel Fink, she is also a delegate to the Sunday School convention and will also attend the bankers convention.

Archie Schur has been appointed road overseer for district No. 4, Fred Mauer for district 2 and W. C. Landon for district 1. There being no appointment as yet for district 3.

Miss Jennie Gale of Hunter rendered two beautiful vocal solos at the W. C. T. U. institute, which was held in Arthur last week and which greatly pleased the attentive audience.

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Burgum entertained Saturday and Sunday the Misses Agnes Peterson, Bessie Benn and Henrietta O'Hara all of Washburn. The former ladies left for Fargo to attend business college.

L. A. Runestrand and A. L. Ruse were business visitors to Fargo yesterday, making the trip by auto.

J. H. Gale and H. T. Brewer left Tuesday evening for Illinois in the interest of the Farmers Land and Loan Co.

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Amel and little son of Davenport autoed up Sunday in their new Ford and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Russell.


June 19, 1913

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Landon and Mrs. John Schur were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Standfield.

Ed. Roberts of Casselton is visiting at the I. S. Roberts home.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Russell of Grand Forks, Mrs. John Russell of Hunter were visiting Arthur friends and relatives this week.

Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum entertained at Sunday dinner, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fridley, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hackett.

H. J. Wagner is having large front windows put in his confectionary store.

Louie Heiden is having the upper rooms of the blacksmith shop made into commodious living rooms with a fine large porch and outside stairs.

Mrs. Will Schur and Mrs. Ed. Kentfield were Northwood visitors last week, Mrs. Kentfield remaining at the hospital for treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Lambert welcomed a baby girl last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Hines motored to church Sunday at Casselton.

Mr. and Mrs. Bahl and family are enjoying life with a brand new Buick automobile, purchased last week.

The regular W. C. T. U. meeting was held last Friday at the Vosburg home. A large number of ladies were present. Misses Vosburg and Gale contributed some splendid vocal and instrumental music. These meetings are very successful. A dainty lunch was served by the hostess and daughter, Miss Maud.



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