Henry Jacobson was arrested Wednesday evening of last week by Constable Hub Darcy. He was wanted at Lake City on the charge of stealing $118. Jacobson was engineer of a merry-go-round owned by Joe Bazine. He arrived here Wednesday evening on Frank Wilde’s hand car and immediately started for Lena on foot. Mr. Darcy, who had received a description of the man from Lake City, accompanied by N. Munger went over to Lena to watch the train and found his man at the station ready for the train which was due in a few minutes and would have carried him out of reach of the officers and probably no further trace of him would have been found. The officers searched him and found something over eighty-one dollars of money still in his possession. Of this amount, the Bazines gave the officers thirty dollars for their good work in apprehending the thief. The prisoner was taken to Lake City early Thursday morning arraigned before the municipal court on the charge of grand larceny in the first degree. The Lake City Republican hints at a woman in the case and a Mazeppa girl at that, too. Wouldn’t that jar you?
A beautiful October wedding took place in the Catholic Church in Mazeppa Tuesday when William H. Clemens and Miss Susan Lucia Reiland were united in marriage. Those attended the couple were Miss Mary Reiland, cousin of the bride and Matt Reiland, brother of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Reiland who reside south of town. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Pine Island Township where he has a host of friends, who will wish him every joy in his new relations. The couple will begin housekeeping at once.
Arrangements are being made for a big Thanksgiving dance in Phillips opera house on Thanksgiving eve.
Found-a valuable article. Owner can have same by proving property and paying for this notice. Nick Hertzig
Miss Isadore Schafer, who has been quite ill with an attack of pneumonia, as reported somewhat better at this writing.
Misses Pearl Searles and Bessie Goodman took their departure Monday morning for Minneapolis where they expect to spend the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. A.L. McCray drove over to Pine Island on Wednesday of last week to attend the wedding of the latter’s sister, Miss Pearl Tupper.
Mrs. W.B. McCue, substitute mail carrier on route number 2 has resigned her position on account of her husband’s poor health. Fred Yotter has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
The bean guessing contest at M.J. Rucker’s store was ended last week and Jas. Harrison received the prize, a pine sideboard. The actual number of beans as counted by Chas. Colling and Floyd Kingsley was 3059. Mr. Harrison’s guess was 3057.
Louis Stiller of north of Pine Island suffered an accident while hunting Sunday which might have resulted much more seriously than it did. A shot gun in the hands of his brother, Frank was accidently discharged and almost the entire charge struck him the arm and side. The boys came to Mazeppa as soon as possible and Dr. McGuigan got busy and extracted twenty six shot from the young man’s arm and side.
A nice new line of Ladies, Misses and children’s Fall and Winter hats at Mrs. J.P. Darcy’s Millinery Store now located in the LaVan building. If you are thinking of buying don’t neglect to call and look over our Hats, they are sure to please you.
The Mazeppa Fruits and Confectionery Store and Restaurant now open for business with a full line. Will also buy all kinds of farm produce. Give us an early call. Louis Goldie
A basket ball game on the school grounds Saturday afternoon between Mazeppa high school and Zumbrota high school resulted in a victory for the visitors by a score of 10 to 4. The Zumbrota boys were altogether too heavy for the Mazeppa team and evidently had had more practice, however the boys here are not in the least discouraged and will give a good account of themselves before the season closes.
November 8, 1905
Christ Popka died at the home of his parents on the Louis Freiheit farm, near Belvidere on Tuesday, October 31, of heart failure. Deceased was about 28 years of age. He had suffered from heart disease for the past year but on the day of his death seemed to be in good health and went about his duties on the farm the same as usual. He was doing chores in the barn and had just started to go out the door when he fell and was beyond help before anyone reached him.
Mr. Christ Popka was born in New York State in 1877, coming to Minnesota two years later with his parents. Besides his father and mother, he leaves one brother Charles, and six sister’s Mrs. Lena Wicke, Mrs. Vail Smith, Mrs. Dode Sibley, Mrs. Mary Kruger, Mrs. John Holloway and Mrs. Lizzie Raukie to mourn his untimely end.
One of the saddest happenings in this community within recent times was the sudden and untimely demise on Monday of Mrs. John Hadler, residing about three miles northwest of Mazeppa.
Everything that could have been done by the anxious husband and others in attendance was attempted in the hopes of prolonging her life, but of no avail.
A ten pound daughter was born to Mrs. Hadler before the physician arrived about 1:30 on Monday afternoon. The second Dr. arrived about an hour later; meanwhile every remedy as well as surgical means was applied. Mrs. Hadler rallied for a time, but eventually began to sink and passed quietly away at about 6 o’clock the same evening.
Four children and her husband have reason to mourn the death. The deceased before her marriage was Anna Groth one of the best known young ladies.
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