Arthur Anglings
1916 Hunter Herald


January 6, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Elliott attended the funeral Sunday of the late Fred Vodden.

Mr. and Mrs. Hackett entertained their gentlemen friends at cards Tuesday night. Dainty refreshments followed the evening amusements.

Miss Fern Bayard who is teaching near Mayville, is spending several days here visiting cousins.

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bayard and daughter Bernice were dinner guests Sunday of Miss Edith Farnham.

Messers R. F. Butterfield, Wallace Hackett, Rev. Groth and Louie Bettschen are the officers of the new library which was organized last week. We will now have 50 of the latest books to start with.

Wm. and Mrs. G. B. Burgum arrived home Tuesday from a week's visit with relatives in McLean County.

Tom Burgum, Leslie Crothers, Clark Jarrett, Dr. Campbell and R. F. Butterfield attended the Hunter Mason Lodge last Tuesday night.

A big box social and band concert followed by an old fashioned dance will be given Jan. 14th by the band boys. Everybody come and have a big time.

The Yeoman will entertain themselves and families Saturday night Jan. 8th.

Prayer meeting Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. Walter Phillips.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sommerfeld are spending a month visiting her parents in Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. John See are now visiting friends in Nevada, Iowa.

A 28 pound turkey with accessories was the attraction New Year's day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Jarrett. The invited guests were Mr. Lacy Roach, Mrs. Mickens, Mr and Mrs. Clark Jarrett, Mr. and Mrs. John Iwen and daughter Dolly.

Miss Myrtle Farnham is visiting friends at Hope.

Mesdames Heiden, Wolf, and Kuehn entertained the Lutheran Ladies Aid Tuesday at the home of the former.

Mr. Anderson, our popular agent, has returned from a visit in Wisconsin and Dunseith where Mrs. Anderson is receiving treatment for tuberculosis at the sanitarium. Mr. Anderson reports his wife doing very nicely, at the latter place which is good news to Arthur friends.

Viestenz-Wilcox On Saturday afternoon Jan. 1st the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Viestenz was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Miss Bertha Viestenz became the bride of Byron J. Wilcox. The ceremony was performed under an arch of pink and white in the presence of immediate relatives, Rev. H. H. Groth officiating.

The bride wore a handsome gown of white satin and lace with pearl trimmings and carried a beautiful arm bouquet of bride's roses and white carnations. The maid of honor Miss Martha Viestenz was prettily dressed in pale green silk mull and wore pink carnations as did the groomsman Mr. Charles Wilcox, brother of the groom. Pink and white decorations were carried out throughout the rooms, a huge bouquet of pink and white carnations and fern leaves ornamenting the table where the guests partook of a bountiful dinner.

The happy couple left on the evening train for their honeymoon in the twin cities and other eastern points after which they will be at home on their farm one mile west of Buffalo, N. Dak.

Both bride and groom are highly esteemed among a host of friends who wish them many years of happiness and prosperity.


January 20, 1916

Mrs. Edith Farnham and little Donald returned Monday from Fargo where they spent the week. The little boy submitted to the removal of his tonsils.

Fred Williams is spending the week in Fargo attending the Grain Growers Convention.

Francis Roberts of the Mercantile force left Monday for a month's visit with relatives at his home in El Paso, Ill.

Friday evening, the home talent play, “A family affair” will be staged, everybody come and enjoy the evening.

Miss Stavely was a Sunday guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Sommerfeld.

Miss Fern Crothers of Fargo who has been visiting her brother L. S. Crothers, favored the audience Sunday morning at the M. E. services with a beautiful sacred solo, "The songs the angels sing." T. J. Ross has returned home from a two weeks' vacation spent in the twin cities.

The Woodman held their meeting last Tuesday night at their hall. Election of Officers are: V. C., Dr. Campbell; W. A., J. A. Burgum; Clerk, Louis Notvedt; Banker, T. J. Ross; T. O. Burgum, Fred Williams and John See are managers.

The band boys are highly elated over the success of their Concert and Basket social, the total receipts were $133.00 and this amount isn't all profit by any means, as the boys were to a great expense during the fall months. They wish to thank the community at large for their generous assistance.

Mr. Rudd, father of Mrs. Ruben Phillips, spent several days here visiting his daughter returning home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Zimmerman nee Elsie Kuehn are home from their wedding trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viestenz were Fargo visitors last week.

Mr. and Mrs. John See arrived home last Friday from a moth's visit in Iowa.


February 24, 1916

Merrigan-Murch
On Monday Feb. 21st at noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Murch, 3_ miles North East of Arthur, N. D. occurred the marriage of their second daughter Lillian, to Mr. William A. Merrigan, Arthur, N. D., only the immediate relatives and friends being present. The bride was attired in white and carried a bouquet of jonquils, the ring service was used, Rev. O. L. Anthony, Hunter, N. D. officiated, after the ceremony a sumptuous lunch was served. The bridal couple left on the evening train for Pequot, Minn., where they will make their future home, the bridegroom owning a nice farm there, with a good home, all newly furnished for his new bride.
The best wishes of their wide circle of friends go with them, for the future happiness and success.


March 23, 1916

Leslie Crothers went to Fargo Monday.

Theodore Wilke and Henry Sommerfeld left Wednesday with their car of stock for their farms in Big Sandy, Montana.

Dr. and Mrs. Campbell and children were Fargo visitors last week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Schur, Misses Annie Sommerfeld, Elizabeth Iwen spent several days in Fargo.

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Jarrett have moved to their farm in Gunkel township and are comfortably settled.

H. J. Wagner is spending the week with relatives in Wahpeton.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kuehn entertained a company of friends at dinner Sunday.

Mrs. B. H. Zimmerman entertained seven lady friends Thursday. The ladies came from Casselton returning home the same evening.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fridley were guests Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum.

William Murch returned home from Fargo Monday leaving his son Henry who is improving from his recent operation.

Mrs. Louis Notreat went to Northwood Tuesday morning for medical treatment.

Prayer meeting was held Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Bettschen, next meeting will be held Tuesday evening of next week with Mrs. Reuben Phillips.

Township election was held Tuesday: T. O. Burgum, Assessor; John Schur, Supervisor; Walter Phillips, Clerk; Louie Heiden, Treas.

The baseball team met Friday evening to organize. L. T. Roberts is manager.

Tom See was a Fargo visitor last Thursday.

Amber Wagner entertained a number of his school mates Thursday the occasion being Amber's 13th birthday anniversary.

Mrs. Lizzie Burgum and daughter Bessie are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burgum.


Transcribed by Steven Pueppke

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