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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 18, 1931
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—Twc?vc Pages f/B UPPER DES MOINES, 44th TEAR .THE REPUBLICAN. 38th YEAR ALOONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 18, 1931 VOL. 28—NO. .T> SCHOBY FILES SUIT AGAINST FFICERS HIT & RUN DRIVER KILLS YOUNG GIRL Emma Friesenberg of f alo Center Killed by Car : Sunday Afternoon. DESCRIPTION OP CAR IS NOT (COMPLETE. Victim Was Thrown Clear Over Car and Died Instantly. She was Employed by E. C. Hertlg. A tragic accident occurred near Buffalo Center Sunday afternoon when a hit and run- driver's automobile struck and killed Miss Emma Friesen- berg. She was walking with three girl companions along Highway No. 9 about a half mile west of Buffalo Center, When the car struck her and she was Rotarians Held British Program. .The Algona Rotary club held a very Interesting meeting Monday. Letters were read that had been written to,the Algona club by President .Andrews of almost instantly killed. The sheriffs in Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota were imme- . ,j they both extended the well wishes am kindly feeling of British Rotarians toward America. Several English songs were sung arid at the luncheon English tea was served. Tho program was in charge of Rev. Hulse, who introduced Rev. Heddle, pastor of the Methodist church at Thornton, Iowa, who gave a fine talk. Rev. Heddle was born and raised on the Orkney Islands and later had charge of a mission in Glasgow, where he served for s seven years, later coming to America. For a time he was pastor of the LuVerne church. He told about his travels through Scot- land'and England and of the many interesting sights in Loridon and the vast difference in customs between the people of Great Britain and America. Being Scotch, he told a number of stories on the Scotchman and said the closeness of the Scotch is the result of necessity. Mrs. E. C. Dickinson, who was also born in Scotland, was a guest at the luncheon and gave a very interesting description of the English Jack, one of which stood in the room by the side of the Stars and Stripes. Matt Streit, the newest member of the club, attend- diately notified by Sheriff O. H. Swen- ed h{g ^^ meet ing. Next week the e g . son of Winnebago county to be on the , meetlng will be he i<j } n the evening, innlcnnt. for the death car and details I ,. _,, ° f u,,..,,, „. -nart.v for Rotarians of the accident were broadcast over fc Anns the radio station at Yankton. South Dakota, in an effort to locate the driver. There were few clues to the identity of the car, but a frame from a broken l&mp lense was found on the road after the accident. This had a number on it which is thought might be of value In locating the owner of the automobile. Miss Friesenberg, who was a daugn- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Friesenberg, living four miles northeast of Buffalo Center, was employed at the Hotel Rowley, which is owned by E. C. Hertig, a former Algona boy. Miss Fries- enberg was walking west out of Buffalo Center with Darline Potter, also of Buffalo Center. They met Ruth Carlson of Bellview, Minnesota, and Swea Larson hi front of the Larson farm residence. •Just after the girls met the death car, which was.gfllng at a, bjgh rate of the event being a party for Rotarians "SOCKS" MANTOR SUES FOR DAMAGES Asks Compensation from John Heiderscheidt for Injuries Received. ACCIDENT HAPPENED LAST DECEMBER. •was struck by the headlight of the car and her body was thrown over the machine. Witnesses stated that the car swerved and slowed down while the driver gained control of the machine and then speeded westward. Both legs of the girl were broken and she was bleeding at the nose and mouth. She died almost instantly. One of her shoes was found in a field over forty feet away from the spot where she was struck. Mr. Larson, in front of whose home the accident occurred, was called bv children, who were playing in the yard, and he ran to the road, but was unable to get many details of the car. Witnesses were divided as to whether the car was a maroon colored Dodge or Bulck coupe. It had a trunk on the back and the license was dirty but the girls believed that they were Min- COMMUNITY CLUB ,! HELD A MEETING Good Crowd Attended Meeting at K. of C. Hall last Monday Evening. DIRECTORS WERE ELECTED FOR YEAR- Royal N. Ho'brook of Ames Gave His Usual Interesting and Instructive Talk of Iowa's Greatness. The Algona Community Club held their annual meeting at the K. of C. hall last Monday night and a fine crowd attended. The following men were elected directors for the coming year- C. R. LaBarre, C. H. Taylor, J. S. Auner, A. L. Peterson, D. H. Goeders W. A. White, T. H. Chrischilles, P. J. Christensen, J. M. Pool, Oreorge Elbert and K. D. James. Secretary D. E. Dowel told of what the club had accomplished during the past year and then President C. R. LaBarre took over the meeting. He first called on Dennis Goeders who spoke on the advantages of a good baseball team for Algona and urged the members to get Itehind the team. He stated that a good team created community spirit and would draw people from out of town who would see what Algona offered in the way of business and would come back to trade. N. C. Rice spoke of the ten per cent amusement tax which is being, proposed for the state of Iowa and which will be a bad thing for towns if it is passed. He urged the men to write to the representatives in the legislature to vote against the bill as the public will be the ones who wiUj suffer by it. A. L. Peterson, president of the Algona Building & Loan Association, asked everyone t/» get behind this organization as lo was building up Algona and was a good thing for the community. T. H. Chrischilles told of the trouble "*"" PAUL MacCOLLIN. Director of Morningsidc College Choir, which will appear in Algona on March 17. In Which Mtantor Was Riding. Paul MacCollin and Choir Here March 17. Professor Paul MacCollin is the founder and director of the Morningside College Methodist choir which is to appear in Algona on March 17 under the auspices of the Methodist Ladies Aid society. Mr. MacCollin has ), very unique musical record in Sioux City: he has directed the Morningside College chapel choir; has managed the Sioux City Concert course, which has brought such artists as Madame Schuman-Heink, Horowitz, Fritz Kreisler, Paderewski and others of equal fame to Sioux City music lovers; has directed the May Music festival of Sioux City; and is director of the Trinity Lutheran church. choir. He was recently "given the medal for the person doing the most for civic interests in Sioux City. SCHOOL CONTRACT LET TO SPENCER CO. Contract Was Let Friday to Spencer Construction Co. for $108,500. HUMBOLDT BANK SUES FOR $5,000. New Contractors Believe the Building Will be Compacted by Auirust 1 and Arc Satisfied With Work. The contract for the new school building was volet last Friday to the Spencer Construction Company of Spencer, Iowa, for the sum of $108,500. It was erroneously reported in the DCS Moines Register as $185,000. The Union Indemnity Company of New Orleans was the letter as they had taken over the contract after Mnycr quit. Through the quitting of the Maver Construction Company the bonding company will lose. In the neighborhood of $30.000. The Spencer Company took over the contract at their original figure less what has been put into the building by Mayer. Mayer quit work on the school a month or so ago because he lacked funds to continue the work. The Humboldt bank refused to honor his checks due to the fact that the December estimate was turned down by the bonding company and Mayer had signed the estimate over to the bank to cover his indebtedness. He had already been paid $65,000 on the work when he quit. A Reliable Firm. The Spencer company is a reliable R. A. Richardson Died at Elmore. R. A. Richardson, a former woll known Kossuth county farmer and for a number of years prominently connected with the Kossuth County Mu- Uml Insurance Company, died at his home in Elmore Inst Friday. Several years ago he suffered a stroke, but improved and he was In his usual health until a second stroke caused his sudden death. Mr. Richardson was an honorable and upright man, and strong in his convictions as he endeavored to do right in his transactions with his fellow Vmnn. Rursell A. Richardson was born in Woukeshn, Wisconsin, December 2G, 1B58. His nnrentiS moved to Minnesota in 1R71, where he grew to manhood. He .was one of a family of fifteen children, five of whom died in childhood. Five brothers and sisters survive and five have passed on. Ho was united in man-Inge in 1(184. and his wife with n family of grown children survive. For a number of years they lived on a form in Kossulh county, but a few years ago retired nna have .since lived In Elmore. Funeral services were held Tuesday nt the F,l- morc Methodist church of which he was an active member. The Morningslde College Methodist choir is another of Mr. MacCollin's accomplishments. -This perfect ensemble of sixty voices Is trained by Professor MacCollln, and many of the members are his students. Will Discuss Chick Raising Methods. nesota numbers. The body was taken to the H. J. Schutter funeral parlors where an inquest was held. The coroner's jury consisted of Mr. Schutter, F. Stratman A damage suit for $3,000 was recently filed by Charles ("Socks") Mantor of Algona againt John D. Heiderscheidt of Irvington. The petition alleges that on or about December 24, 1930, while the plaintiff'was being transported by Mr. Heiderscheidt to the latter's farm to do some work for him, Mr, Mantor received injuries which he charges were caused by the carelessness- and gross negligence of the defendant in the operation of his auto. Mr. Mantor claims that his injuries included laceration of the scalp and head, injury to ligaments of the shoulder, injury to the cords of the neck, and further injuries to his hip and knee. The petition also alleges that he suffered great pain and mental anguish. Fifty dollars of the amount claimed is for medical expense which was incurred by the plaintiff and $50 more or less for loss of time on account of the injuries. Mr. Mantor asks for $2900 on account of city o* juijv/**i»t v** t '^*W("i V*™ M ~'™'™' C ——w— of town as some sign, company had a contract with Vic Johnson to keep all sighs but their own off the place. Holbrook Talked. Royal N. Holbrook, professor of engineering at Iowa State College, was the speaker of the evening. Mr. Holbrook is well known in Algona and has spoken here before. He is a forceful speaker and is a great booster for the state of Iowa. He stated that Iowa would never gain very much in population but that it had the most fertile soil in the world, according to a statement from Yale University. Mr. Holbrook started out by telling of the formation of Iowa and took it on down through the ages. He said that according to the fossils discovered in Jackson county that part of the state is one of the oldest places in the world. and M. McDermott. The verdict was I said m j ur ies over and above the $100 that Emma Friesenberg came to her death about two-thirty Sunday afternoon by being struck by a car driven by some unknown person. Algona Kids Want Junior Ball Team. Coach Aubrey Bonham distributed 200 copies of the Baseball Magazine to younger boys around Algona yesterday. The youngsters in the grades and the first two years in high school are getting up n petition to present to the American Legion asking the Legion to get behind a junior baseball team. The big leagues have offered to furnish equipment to all Legion junior baseball teams and many towns and cities have put good teams in the field The teams play in tournaments and winners keep on going through these until the two teams that are loft meet in the big tournament for the champioaship. A number of towns around here sponsored,f junior team mentioned. He also asks for interest and the cost of the action. Lovrien & Rader of Spencer are attorneys for Mr. Mantor. Edith Whiff en Critically 111 in California. In a recent letter from her brother, Frank Henderson, who lives in Pomona, California, Mrs. Elsie Cady says' he mentioned that hq and his wife had driven to Hollywood not long ago and learned that Mrs. Edith Bowyer Whiffen is very ill. In fact her condition was so grave that her brother, Ambrose and his wife, and her two sisters, Gwendolyn and Marjorie, had been summoned from Chicago and were at her bedside. Mrs. Whiffen is the eldest child of Mrs. Nellie Bowyer, and is well known for her musical ability. She has been suffering from a hip disease and had had a convulsion and was critically ill. Nothing further has been learned recently, and it is hoped she is now recovering. 111\JU11U. 4*^-* >-• u^"""— « , last year and had great success with the venture. This would be a good ! thing for the boys here, and there is no doubt but what Algona could have a fine team. Mother of Mrs. W. D. Andrews Died. Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Andrews were called to Kirksville, Missouri, Satin- day night by the death of Mrs. Andrews' mothei^ Mrs. S. M. Swanson. Mrs. Swans™ was about seventy-two years old and had been ill with heart trouble about two years. Burial was in Top', Missouri, Sunday afte- Dr. Andrews returned to Al- hls wife will re- for Green noon. ths noon main for a week's visit. Wesley Legion Boys Held a Picnic. Wesley, February 17. Special: The membters of the American Legion Aux- liary held an indoor picnic Monday evening at the Legion rooms. It was truly a picnic as all the nineteen ladies present entered into the playing of >ames wholeheartedly. The tables were heavily loaded down with a large number of good things to eat and everyone did justice to the meal after strenuous play. Prizes were awarded to winners in the stunt games. One new member, Mrs. Howard Andrews, joined Auxiliary. A business meeting was held and articles made for the layette were on display. Next meeting night will bo March 5, with the county meeting coming on March 10. Kohlhaas Hardware is Now Being Remodeled, The Kohlhaas Hardware is being re- and modernd w th Installed about a yei new fixtures will — shelving is also west wall to take the er cases. Sel new cases ago and the , New to the Tf the foi-m- Iowa Becoming Urbanized. He claimed that now forty-two out of every one hundred lowans are on farms, with fifty-eight out of the hundred in cities and towns. A few years ago this figure was just turned around. Iowa is becoming urbanized. Machinery is taking the place of hand labor on the thirty-three million acres of farm land in Iowa. Mr. Holbrook had figures at his tongue tip and rattled them off like a machine gun. He told how Iowa is noted for its agriculture but that the people are not cognizant of the fact that the output of Iowa factories is greater in money than the output of agriculture. He then named a number of manufactures in which Iowa leads the world like the blasting powder factory at Keokuk and the fountain pen factory at Fort Madison. Mr. Holbrook then did his usual sleight of hand performance by taking various Iowa manufactured articles, such as overalls, caps, shirts, tools and so forth from underneath his vest and from the innuemarble pockets in his clothes. At the end of his talk he quoted a poem telling of the glories of the state of Iowa. Mr. Holbrook's talk was enjoyed by everyone present. A lunch coasisting of sandwiches doughnuts and coffee was then servec by members of the States cafe force and cards took up the rest of the evening and it is rumored, part of the morning. Standard Oil Men Held Meeting Here. The Standard Oil Company held an all day meeting in Algona last Wednesday when the salesman and agent from each of about forty counties in this district gathered together. H. E. Hanseii of Mason City, general manager of the district and Mr. Hatch, another officer from Mason City, were in charge of the meeting. Dinner was served at the Legion hall at noon by the Congregational Ladies' Aid. The program continued during the afternoon. W. D. Howie is the salesman for this county *and Harry Hargreaves is the agent. WEBSTER CITY WON OVER ALGONA Petition Asks $5,000 from Newville and Steward of Burt. SCHOBY CLAIMS ACT WAS MALICIOUS ONE. Local Basket Ball Team Played Good Game But Didn't Shoot Enough. PLAYING CLARION HERE THIS EVE. iossuth county chick raisers under the leadership of W. B. Whitfield,: poultry specialist in the Extension Service, Iowa State College in meetings at Bancroft and Algona next Monday and Tuesday. February 23 and 24. The meetings will be held at ten a. n. Monday, February 23 at the Ham- Iton Leghorn Farm & Hatchery, outhwest of Bancroft and Tuesday, February 24 at ten a. m. in the Legion mil at Algona. Selection and care f eggs to insure better hatchability d stronger chicks, proper brooding and good feeding methods will be discussed. Mr. Whitfield will answer questions on various phases of chick production which may be puzzling the joultry farmers. The grpup will be served a hot lunch at noon, furnished by the manage- nent of the hatcheries cooperating The meeting will be over at three-thirty p. m. The Hamilton Leghorn Farm & Hatchery at Bancroft and the Al- ;ona Hatchery at Algona and the county farm bureau are cooperating to bring the poultry specialist here and arrange the meetings. J. liw fcjj_»^nov-» w«»*r •—--ii — . firm and had men on. the ground starting in on the work immediately after the letting. This company built the Estherville school last year. The United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company has bonded them. Robert Shannon, the president of the company superintended the construction of the addition to the Algona high school In 1912. The company takes the construction over and does not assume any responsibility for Mayer's Bank Sties School Mayer's original bid was ^178,14299. There have been many, rumors going about that Mayer is going to sue the Independent School District for $50,000 for violation of the contract, but so far there has been nothing done with the exception of the $5,000 suit bv the Humboldt bank against the school district. The bank claims that Mayer owes them $4660.00 and had assigned the December estimate over to them and the estimate was refused The school board expects fthat the Wrestling Bouts to l)e Held at His" School Next Monday Night. Boys Have Been Training for Time. The Algona high school .lost a fast basket ball game '.ast Friday night at the local gymnasium to Webster City by the score of 22 to 27. Both teams Officers Searched his Car for Liquor Without Warrant and Then Arrested Him for Speeding. Fred Schoby has filed a petition in the county clerk's office asking that a judgment be rendered in his favor for $5000 each from Town Marshall Floyd Newillc nnd Walter Steward, marshal of Burt. The petition claims that on the night of January 23 the two officers took after the plaintiff in a Ford tu- dor ficdnn and attempted to crowd him into the curb. This was about right-thirty. The plaintiff claims that he did not know who was In the car or whose car it was and therefore ho speeded up. thinking they were robbers and drove down an alley. A short time In tor he claims the defendants found him sitting in his car on one of the streets and assaulted him. He states that they jerked him out of the car despite his protests and made public search of car, taking property out of it and going through the car. He further states that at no time did they say that the plaintiff was under arrest and that when he objected to getting out of the car Marshal Newville cursed him and threatened to hit him on the head. After the search the officers replaced the property and arrested Schoby for speeding and prosecuted the action before the mayor of Algona. He was fined $15.00 and costs which were Pa Th'e plaintiff claims the acts of the defendants were unlawful and malicious and that the arrest of the plaintiff for speeding, occasioned by their own wrongful acts was malicious and that all combined subjected the plaintiff to loss of his liberty and openly shamed and humiliated him before the public and will permanently injure and effect his standing and repute Kona and, vicinity, all to his D,. legs i t W-- ^ conference cup permanently. The Algona forwards were timorous when it came to shooting at the basket and would hold the ball rather than take a shot.when they had a chance. Samp at guard, did nearly all the shooting, making five field Roals and two free throws. Moore and Har- prcaves were next in line. Webster City's two forwards did most of the scoring for the visitors. Bolh teams showed good floor work and team work. A fair crowd attended the game. The on the* Algona Woman Was Fined $20 and Costs. Mrs. O. Ray Smith was fined $20 and costs in Justice W. 0. Danson's court this morning for assault and battery. Mrs. Smith's husband paid the fine. The altercation was between Mrs, Smith and Miss Katherlne Tigue, a nuise. at the K. of 0. hall last night. Bancroft Couple Married Tuesday. Bancroft, February 17. Special: On Tuesday morning, February 17, at St. John's Catholic church ocurred the marriage of Miss Ella Vasko and Arnold Schiltz. The wedding took place at eight-thirty o'clock, Rev. J. D. Flsch speaking the' words that united the lives of these two young people and sang the nuptial high mass. The bride was beautifully attired in a wedding gown of ankle length white georgette and wore a full length veil, cap fashioned, trimmed with Chantilly lace and held in place with orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of yellow roses, calla lilies and sweet peas. The young couple were attended by Miss Julia Vaske, sister of the bride and Constantino Schiltz, brother of the groom. The bridesmaid wore a gown of nile green georgette with accessories to match and carried in arm bouquet of pink carnations and rezias. After the ceremony at the church, a vedding dinner was served to twenty- Ive guests at the home of the bride's nother. In the evening five hundred was played at nine tables. The bride s the daughter of Mrs. Frank J. Vaske and for the past few years has been assisting in the Bancroft printing office. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Schiltz and is an industrious and upright farmer. The young couple left on a wedding trip to Dubuque and other eastern points and after April 1 will be at home to their many friends on a suit and defend it. The case will probably come up in the next term of the district court. Run Short of Bricks. The Spencer people are satisfied with the work done by Mayer and are confident that they will have the building finished by the time set in the original contract, which is August 1. The roof is partly on the buildin? except for that over the center which covers the gymnasium and auditorium which will be higher than the outside roof The Des Moines Brick company which is furnishing the bricks will not burn any more until March and therefore the contractor can do nothing because of being short of brick. The Des Moines company thought they had made enough brick for the building but because of rejections they ran short. However, the contractors do not believe this will set them back any time us there is enough work to be done without laying the brick. W. C. Crowell of the Chleapo office of the bonding company and Attorney Prank Comfort of bos Moines repre- in the last home game of the season and they intend to win. Britt was supposed to play here Tuesday night, but cancelled the game because they were to play in a county tournament this week end and were afraid to take a chance on injuring any of their players. Monday night Coach Bonham will hold high a wrestling school gym tournament at the starting at eight o'clock. There will be all weights from eighty-five pounds up to the heavyweight class. In all there will be nine bouts. The boys have been working hard for the past eight weeks and will put on a good show. The admission will only be twenty-five cents and a good crowd should turn out. Next year it is hoped that Algona will have a regular wrestling schedule and hold matches with the different schools uround this part of the state. of 'ihe action. NewviHe's Side of Case. According to Marshal Newvllle he had deputized Mr. Steward, the Burt marshal! for that evening and the two of them were parked in Steward's car in the tourist park because they believed bootleggers were driving in and out of Algona on the highway going by the nark. A car turned into this .side road in the park, and flashed the lights in their eyes and then drove west out of town. It came back and the performance was repeated. The two officers gave chase, thinking it was a bootlegger and the car turned into the main part of Algoha on Nebraska street and then through an alley. Marshal Newville got out on the running board and tried to get the other car to stop but could not. They caught up with the car north of Kohlhaas Brothers garage until then did Schoby. They and stopped it. Not (bey discover it was told Schoby that they were going to inspect the car and after finding no liquor they arrested him for speeding, testifying that he was driving over forty miles an hour while they were chasing him. The case will come up in the next term of court with J. E. Williams of Mason City as attorney for Schoby and E. J. Van Ness for Newville and Steward. Schoby is a son of Mir. J. F. Schoby and is employed by John Frank! on hin farm east of Algona. Corwith Baby Lived Only a Short Time. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Joe Klemm of Corwith Sunday evening. The little one lived only a few minutes and passed away. Interment was made the following Tuesday morning at St. Benedict. Rev. B. H. Loeffelholtz was in charge of the services. farm east of Bancroft. Out of town s who a', ^r-^d U.i- weddlnp Mr. and Mrs. Clem Hsiir <f Bellevue, and Miss Teckla Ricken of Algona. Were Here From Little Hollandale. John Haan and Peter Zundhof, whp live near Crystal Lake In the territory known as Little Hollandale, were in Algona Monday. Potatoes and onions are their chief crop and they were here taking orders for seed potatoes Mr. Haan, was a former Bancroft* boy and is well known in this county. ented the bonding company citing. at the re- Milwaukee Trains Change Time. Several changes in the arrival of the .rains on the Milwaukee road will go nto effect Sunday, February 22. Nuni_-_' 11, the fast Sioux train, from tin- east that now arrives here at 5:52 a. in. will be earlier and arrive at 4:38 a. in. dumber 3, due here now about 3:13 p. n., will arrive here at 11:55 a. in., Number 4, clue now from the west at ':1G a. in., will not arrive" until 12:08 ). in., No. 22, the fast Sioux going :ast will leave Algona at 8:00 p. in., the same as at present. An order from the chief clerk of the western division says that Sunday nail will arrive in Algona at 11:55 a. in., or about noon instead of on No. 11 at 4:38 a. m. The change, however speeds up air mail to eastern and western points as well as other mall matter . Ex-Wesleyan Died at Home last Sunday. Wesley, February 17. Special: Fuu- enil services for Folkcrt Van Horn, l',(i years old, will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at his home at Woden followed by services in the German Reform church northeast of Wesley fit two o'clock. Mr. Van Horn died Sunday evening following an illness of some little lime. The Van Horn family came to Wesley vicinity in the spring of 1894 | — 1 Blaze Destroys Roof on Funeral Home. The fire department was called out Saturday noon to extinguish a roof fire at Merrill's Funeral Home. The roof was so badly damaged that a new one had to be put on. Nothing was damaged on this inside of the house. The fire was caused from a burned out flue. This is the second time iu the past two years thut the T. P. Harrington Gave Talk on New School. At the regular noon luncheon of the Kiwanis club last Thursday T. P. Harrington, president of the Algona school board, addressed the members with u talk on the situation involved in the erection of the new high school building. Community Club Elected Officers. The board of directors or the Algona Community Club met last night and elected P. J. Christensen, president; M. J. Pool, vice president and D. E. Dewel was re-elected secretary. and continued to make their homo upon their farm until in November, 1020, when they moved to Woden. Besides his widow, he leaves one sou, Richard of Wesley and two daughters, Mrs. I/e Van Hovel of Tenney, Minnesota, and Mrs. Harry Bleeker of Gruridy Center. Burial will take place in the cemetery adjoining the church. Swea Cityan up for Assault and Battery. Herman Knudson of Swea City was haled before Justice W. C. Danson en Tuesday on a charge of assault and battery. The injured party was Everett Lasler and the information was filed by Dillaiid Bishop. Each side, had a number of witnesses and they agreed to each pay half of the court costs and lei the matter drop. Sexton Girl Hurt in an Auto Accident. Minnie Kutschara of Sexton suffered a dec]) gash in her left foot and a wrenched back in a car accident near Wesley one clay last week when a tire blew out on a front wheel and the car landed in the ditch against a tree, and was demolished. The car, in which five young people were riding, belonged to Wm. Hicke of near Wesley. Sexton Gets a New Postmaster. Herman Wise, the Sexton merchant, has received his appointment us postmaster of Sexton and expects to assume his duties in a lew clays. At present Mrs. John Harris is acting postmaster and during- her illness the office is being ably conducted by her I daughter. M. E. Quinn, who served as " po.stinusUT at Sexlou for a number of years, resigned January first. An examination i'or the oflice was called and Mr. Ww wa.s the only applicant taking tile examination. Batteries Explode; Shock. Union Man, Union. February 17. Special: Kenneth Gould had a little experience one day last week he would not care to huve repealed. He had started the 1'iiSJie which ruas their home electric light plans and \\hile making some adjustments to the plant, three: of the storage batteries exploded, giving him such a shock that it threw him to the floor. One of his hands was badly burned and two fingers were cut but outside of that no other serious damage was done.

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