Mr. Darling, of Fargo, was in town on business Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wagner were Hunter visitors Friday.
J. J. Seldage has closed his restaurant and will leave here soon.
Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Davy, of Amenia, were visiting here Monday. D. H. Houston, of Hunter, was in town on business Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Mundt were made happy last week by the arrival of a baby girl.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carter were called to Ohio last week by the death of Mr. Carter's father.
Robert Batley was born at Leeds, Eng., Jan. 10, 1824, where he resided until about 21 years of age, mastering thoroughly the details of the work of the woolen mills. Coming to this country in 1845, he worked in the mills of New York, Massachusetts and other states, in his travels visiting nearly every state in the union. His last work in the mills was in Minneapolis, about twenty-eight years ago, when he was foreman in the North Star Woolen Mills. After leaving the mills he bought a farm in Wisconsin and later sold out there and went into business at Rush City, Minn., being engaged in mercantile business and farming. He came to North Dakota in 1879 and settled on a farm about five miles west of Hunter. Since retiring from business about ten years ago, he has made his home with his son, James Batley, in Hunter, and with his daughter, Mrs. John Wergin, at their comfortable country home, living at either place, as suited his pleasure. He died at Mr. Wergin's at 5 a. m., Monday, Jan. 4, of heart disease, after an illness of about three months. Through most of that time, and until within two or three weeks of his death, he had been able to be about the house. He suffered much but at last death came with gentle hand and he passed away as one falling asleep. Loving hearts and hands had done all they could do to prolong his health and make his last days happy; and sad are the hearts bereft of the object of their love and care. Had he lived six days longer he would have completed his 73d year. His was an energetic and with all a successful life. He had his reverses and misfortunes, but always kept himself and family above want, he sustained his self respect and was held in high esteem by his fellow man. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Wednesday at 4 p. m., and the remains taken to Minneapolis for interment. Mr. John Stalker, a brother-in-law, Mrs. John Batley, a sister-in-law, and her daughter, Mrs. Marks, and his son, William Batley and wife, were here visiting during the last week of his life, and all except the last two named, with Mr. and Mrs. Wergin, and James Batley, accompanied the remains to their last resting place in Oakwood cemetery, where rest the remains of his wife and daughter. The many friends of the bereaved tender their earnest sympathy in their hour of sorrow.
Drowned while Bathing
It is a sad duty for us this week to chronicle the fatal drowning accident which fell to the lot of Charlie Fisk last Thursday. Charlie has been attending school in Hunter and having completed his examination in the forenoon was at liberty the remainder of the day. After the noon hour Roy McMullen, Lloyd Collins and himself went down to the coulee for a bath, after disrobing Charlie attempted to cross to the opposite side in what the boys called their boat, and when near the middle of the pond the boat rapidly filled with water, and Charlie becoming scared jumped into some twelve to fifteen feet of water and not being able to swim sank for the third time despite the efforts of his young companions to rescue him. Word was at once brought to town and many willing hands went to the scene of the accident, but before the body was recovered over an hour had elapsed. Dr. Duncan took charge of the body as soon as recovered and worked with other willing and anxious friends for nearly two hours, but without avail. The accident cast a gloom over the entire community, especially among the school children. At the time of the drowning, Charlie's mother was in St. Paul, returning from the funeral of Mr. Fisk's mother. The deceased was fourteen years and six months old and the third youngest son. Funeral services were conducted in the M. E. Church, and the remains interred in the Hunter cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Fisk have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their boy.
The graduating exercises of the Hunter High School takes place in the opera house Saturday evening June 3rd. The graduating class is composed of four pupils, Maude Brenner, Julia Simmons, June Turner and Ralph Critchfield. Tomorrow (Friday) the final state examinations begin, lasting through next week. Owing to lack of space we omit the program which will be published in our next issue. The public is invited to attend.
Contributed by Steven Pueppke
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