WHI B. HUM
TWO LOCAL TEAMS TO CLASH IN
FIRST GAME OF SEASON
Tomorrow evening, at the high
school gymnasium, the high school bas
ketball quint will wage the first bat
tle of the season, with the alumni
team. Both have been practicing hard
and a real interesting game should lc
The gymnasium is now in first class
shape for basketball, the floor having
been shaved smooth and oiled and the
foul lines marked out plainly.
Coach Liljedahl believes that the
high quint will do some fine work this
season and is putting in all his efforts
to turn out a winning team. He has
not definitely decided on the lineup
for tomorrow night but has given out
the following tentative lineup:
^Forwards—Longley and Levin.
Guards—Belanger and Graham.
Substitutes—At center, Leo Grimes
-at forward, Harry Dobbyn at guard,
Norman Ulvig and Henry Sutliff. A
few others will also be in uniform is
case they should be needed.
For next Thursday the high team
has the Red Wing five scheduled. This
is the same team as won the state
high school championship last year,
ami who are traveling independently
this year. They are going to Bemiclji
WILL SING AT HOSPITAL SUNDAY
A double quartet will sing Christ
mas carols and other appropriate
'Christmas songs for the patients at
'8k Gabriel's hospital and the inmates
•of St. Otto's orphanage. The follow
ing are members of the double quar
tet: Mrs. Charles Jensen, Mrs. A. H.
Vernon, Miss Gladys Kittleson. Miss
•Jennie Nelson, Mrs. J. W. Stephenson,
Mrs. Ed. M. LaFond, Miss Laura Bran
nen, Miss Gladys Severson and Miss
Marv Nelson, accompanist. Misses
jEvelyn Raymond and Carol Schallern
will sing a duet. It has been the cus
tom for some musical organization of
"the city to furnish music at the hospi
tal and orphanage each year.
BUHL COMMITTEE INSPECTS FIRS
A committee composed of Mayor
'Geo. R. Barrett and Aldermen Nels
Tiian and Frank Lepponen of Buhl, on
the Iron range, were in the city Sun
day to look over the White fire truck
of the local fire department, as that
village is considering better fire pro
tection. H. B. MacRae of Virginia,
the White company's representative on
the range, and Jos. Cornelius of Min
neapolis, the company's expert, were
also here and explained the fine points
of the machine, and the committee was
ghown the possibilities of the White in
th© city. v,
NO MUNICIPAL CHRISTMAS TREE
Since the Civic league held the Tag
Day the plan to have a municipal
Christmas tree again this year has
been dropped, evidently no one caring
to take hold of the matter. The plan
'Of the league was at first that a part
Of the proceeds of Tag Day be used
for that purpose but they have since
changed their minds, because, it is
said, some of the contributors request
ed that none of the money be used for
COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY NIGHT
The city council will hold a regular
adjourned meeting Monday night at
the city hall. City Engineer Randall
is expected to have the plans and spe
cifications for the repairing of the
north wagon bridge ready bv that
time, so that the clerk can advertise
The stores will be open every eve
ning next week to accommodate the
'Christmas shoppers. With colder
weather setting in and the recent snow
there has been a decided increase in
"business in all lines.
Mrs. Lena Heinrichs, for several
years a city charge, has gone to Jef
ferson, Wis., to live with a daughter.
This was brought about by the poor
committee of the city council.
Henry Peterson of this city is on
deck again this year with Christmas
trees and is stationed on Market street
as usual. He says that he has over
300 trees and expects to dispose of
every one. A number of other parties
are also selling trees this year.
Mrs. Henry Houle and brother-in
law, Gene Brtmelle, of Belle Prairie,
returned yesterday afternoon from
Jentilley, Quebec, where they attended
the wedding of Miss Eva Houle,
daughter of Mrs. Houle, to John A.
Bacotte of the above named place.
They were away four weeks.
The hearing on claims in the Josiah
Page will ease, which was to be held
Monday, was adjourned to December
28, owing to the inability of Acting
Judge J. B. HimsT of St. Cloud to pre
side at the hearing. The city has filed
ndtice of protest against the claim ot
two sons of $1,350 for cafe of their
mother, as the allowance of that elairn
would wipe out any balance which oth
erwise would go to a poor fund for
SCHOOL VACATION BEGINS
The schools of the city close for
the Christmas vacations Thursday of
(next week and will not reopen until
Monday, January 10, 1916. Programs
will be given by the students in the
Igrade buildings during next week.
Carl Johnson of Randall was dis
charged from the hospital yesterday,
after an operation for appendicitis.
Hose company No. 2 held a regular
meeting Tuesday evening and after
the business sessiou the member? en
joyed a lunch.
VOL.27 NO. 41 LITTLE FALLS* MORRISON BOUNTY, MINNESOTA
LOCAL COMPANY WOULD FUR
NISH LIGHT AND POWER TO
Verndale Sun (16): While it is not
generally* known, it is nevertheless a
fact that the Little Falls Water Power
Co., is, and has been planning to ex
tend its lines to include Verndale and
surrounding towns. The present plan
of the company is to build through
Swanville to Long Prairie, following
the Great Northern from there to He
witt. From Hewitt the line will come
to Verndale and from here to Staples.
From Staples the line will follow the
cut-off back to Little Falls. Should
the company receive enough encourage
ment from the towns considered to en
able them to make the proposed exten
sion, construction work would com
mence early in the spring, thus insur
ing lights during tLe summer or early
T. C. Gordon, the secretary-treasurer
and general manager of the Little
Falls Water Power Co., was in the vil
lage Tuesday afternoon and outlined
his plan to Mayor Frazier and the ed
itor of this paper. Mr. Gordon left
with Mayor Frazier a copy of the
franchise submitted to the village of
Long Prairie which is now under con
sideration by the people of that vil
lage.. From what we were able to
learn from his conversation an accept
ance of this franchise by Long Prairie
arid Verndale is about all that is need
ed to insure the building of this line,
these two places being the objective
points. When once the line is estab
lished it is a foregone conclusion that
the other towns through which the line
passes will be anxious to avail them
selves of the service.
Should the villag* show any inclina
tion to consider the proposition seri
ously Mr. Gordon will come here at
any time and go into details with the
council and citizens.
TELEPHONE EMPLOYE BURNED
J. L. Webb, construction foreman
for the Northwestern Telephone com
pany, had his face and hands burned
Tuesday afternoon as the result of the
explosion of a can of carbolineum. a
creosote mixture with which the ends
of telephone poles are treated to keep
them from decaying in the ground.
Fortunately, the explosion was a light
one and lie was not badly burned, but
it will be several days before he will
be able to be back to work.
The explosion occurred in the com
pany's warehouse, while Webb was
heating the carbolineum with a gas
torch. The flames enveloped him but
he ran from the warehouse and thoy
were immediately put out.
LOCAL M. W. A. LODGE GIVES $2i
TO BUZLDIN43 FUND
/, Mcmb^Hl^^ tj^e'local lodge of "*he
Modern Woodmen of America were the
first to respond to the call for contri
butions for the erection of a Woodmen
home at the state fair grounds. Each
local lodge is asked for 10 cents from
each member and $24 was sent in by
the secretary of this lodge, being for
It is estimated that the build-nj will
cost about $5,000. It will contain a
restaurant, in which meals will b»
served at cost to Woodmen, a theatre
advertising the lodge, a women's room
and a smoking room.
ICE RINK TO BE READY SOON
The high school manual training de
partment will build a warming house
or the municipal ice rink during the
Christmas vacation and the Civic
league, which will have charge of the
rink, expect to have it in operation
some time during the last week of this
month. It will be located on the riv
just above the Broadway wagon
Admission will be entirely
BUCKMAN WANTS IT UNANIMOUS
'St. Cloud Journal-Press: ... C. B.
Buckman, United States deputy mar
shal, and republican candidate for
congress, brought two men to St. Cloud
yesterday, whom he turned over to
the reformatory. "These were the
only two men in the district who are
not for me for congress, so I thought
they should be behind the high stone
wall," he jokingly explained.
'ARRESTED FOB BEATING BOARD
Sheriff Felix returned yesterday
noon from St. Cloud with Henry Olson,
who is wanted here on a charge of
beating aboard bill. He was arrested
at St. Cloud upon notice from the au
thorities here Wednesday. His hear
ing will probably be held today.
NEXT TUESDAY SHORTEST DA?.
Next Tuesday, December 21, is the
shortest day this year. After that the
days gradually grow longer again.
A meeting of the Commercial club
will be held Monday evening.
Mrs. John Wright of Crow Wing is
at the Hall hospital for treatment.
Mrs. Henry Wittwer of Green Prai
rie was operated upon for gall stones
Tuesday at the Hall hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hall and daugh
ter Jessalyn of St. Paul are in the
city, the guests of Mr. Hall's brother,
F. E. Hall. They came up for the
Elks minstrel, in which Mr. Hall will
Math. Zwilling of Bowlus was in the
city Wednesday, enroute home from
the South St. Paul markets, where he
disposed of a carload of stock for the
Farmers' Stock Shipping association
of that place. The stock brought a
A. Anderson of Ambrose, N. D.,
stopped off Tuesday evening enroute
to his home from the twin cities, where
he had been on a buying trip for his
mercantile establishment, for a couple
of days' visit with the family of Henry
Broberg of Pike Creek and other rela
-, i* A ii\j .^.a^^®r1j,®-!B«Si^»'
THE ELKS MINSTREL
TO BE STAGED AT VICTOR THQ|
TRE FOR BENEFIT OF H0M9
A minstrel show is to be staged at
the Victor theatre this evening by the
members of the local Elks lodge, for
the benefit of the home building fund.
The minstrel is under the direction ot
Billy B. Watson, member of the Elks
and manager of the theatre. The
prices for the show are 75, 50 and 35
cents for adults and 25 cents for chil
The show will consist of four sepa-:
rate acts, the opening act to be a reg
ular black face circle performance
with jokes and songs. This will be
followed by four vaudeville acts, fol
lowed by a comedy sketch "Have
Mercy Judge.'' The closing act' is.
brought to a grand finale with a cab
A matinee will be given in the af
ternoon for which admission will be
25 cents for adults and 15 cents for
Following is the program of the
Opening Chorus Company
Solos by George Kenkel, Nels Peter:
son, Ralph Nichols, Albert Enlce,
Frank Gannon, Inger Johnson, Edi
die Berg, Wm "r
Specialties by W. H. Hall, Elias
Brown, Inger Johnson, Louis Mc
Nairy and Wm. Watson.
"Have Mercy Judge" in One Act
The New Judge Chas. Sylvester
Otto Schmaltz, the district attorney
R. L. Nichols
Lawyer Steinbaum, lawyer for the
defense Inger Johnson
Tom Moriarity, officer of court....
Whitechappel Pete, a tough guy...
Tiny Tim, a dangerous crook
Big Annie, a muchly married fe
male Mrs. Conn. Berquist
Otto Limburger, a handsome crim
inal George Moegleia
Mrs. Pankwurst, a suffragette
Miss Leola Thompson
Pussy-foot Pete, a sneak thief
Fatima, an Oriental dancer
Miss Alberta Enke
Participants in Play
Interlocutor—W. E. Penfield.
Circle—Warren Gordon, Geo. Moeg
lein, Geo. Gordon, Con. Berquist,
Nels Peterson, Steve Simonet, Rich
ard Bushey, Chas. Sylvester, Edward
Berg, Harry Halseth, Carl Johnson,
Leo Thompson, Frank Gannon, Al
End Men—Elias Brown, George Ken-'
kel, Inger Johnson, Louis McNail^v
LODGE OFFICERS ELECTED
Oracle—Mrs. Rosa Hyson.
Vice Oracle—Mrs. Alma H#.
Past Oracle—Mrs. Edith Cairns.
Chancellor—Mrs. Catherine Magee.
Reporter—Mrs. "Hermine Harrison.
Receiver—Mrs. Ella Keeler.
Marshal—Mrs. Blanche Harris.
Inner Sentinel—Mrs. Elizabeth
Outer Sentinel—Mrs. Emma Rose
Manager 3 years—Mrs. Anna Witli
Physicians—Dr. J. B. Hoist and Dr.
E. E. Hal).
Installing Officer—Mrs. Marv W
Ceremonial Marshal—Mrs. Lilliarf
DEGREE OF HONOR
Chief of Honor—Mrs. Elizabeth
Past Chief of Honor—Mrs. Elizabeth
Lady of Honor—Miss Signa Johnson
Chief of Ceremonies—Marie Ridge.
Recording Financier—Mrs. Eft-e
Receiver—Mrs. Odila Lane.
Usher—Miss Agnes Lepinski.
Assistant Usher—Miss Ada Lindahl.
Inside Watch-—Mrs. Jane Friend.
Outside Watch—Martina Johnson.
W. M.—Erwin Ward.
S. W.—Elias F. Brown.
J. W.—Warren D. Graham.
Secretary—Inger A. Johnson.
Mrs. J. Greisch entertained the Ken
sington Embroidery club at her home
yesterday afternoon. yv
Frank Houde passed away at Min
neapolis Tuesday at 2 a. m. from tuber
culosis, according to information re
ceived by relatives here. He had been
ill for some time. The remains were
Miss Anna Leisner returned last
Wednesday from Glenwood, where she
assisted in the operating on the new
switehboad just installed in the tele
phone office at that place. Miss Leis
ner is chief operator here.
The Professional Five
was entertained at the home of-.Mv*.
and Mrs. C. B. Buckman Wednesday
evening. The members were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Buckman at dinner
before the playing began.
A. A. Feuger returned yesterday
afternoon from Hastings, where, he
was called by the-death of his grand
mother, Mrs. Walberg, who 'passed
away Saturday at the advanced age .of
90 years. The funeral was held there
Dr. Chance has had a footwarmer
put on his car, which is. heated from
the exhaust. It is made from -a com
mon gas pipe, and the turning of a
valve will divert the exhaust through
the pipe, Or allow it to take its natur
al course. The contrivance seems to
DESCRIBED BY FRIENDS OF REV.
RAY—ONE A NEWSPAPER
Rev. George Archbold Ray, rector
of the Church of Our Saviour of this
city, is in receipt of a letter from an
acquaintance who is wow with the of
flcers' training corps in Oxford, Eng
land, preparing to qualify for a com
mission, but who until very recently
was in the trenches. He wrote Rev.
Ray a very interesting letter of his
.experiences in the trenches and in get
ting from the trenches to a base hos
Mr. Stacy stated that on one parti
cular day the German fire was unusu
ally accurate. His canteen was
blown froin his hand and high into the
air and the handle dropped at his feet.
It has been twisted into the shape of
the letter "S," which happened to be
the first letter of his name and he re
marked to a comrade in the trench
.that probably that was the advance
sign that he would be the next victim.
A few minutes later apiece of shrap
nel struck his forehead, tearing the
flesh loose so that it dropped down
over his eyes. The Wound was band
aged so that he could not see and he
Was started out to the rear and told
+o keep going—that his destination
Watson, and LouisJ was the base hospital at Ypres, about
three miles away.
He stumbled along through brush
and barbed wire fences, going, he
knew not where, while the bullets
were whistling past. Later he encoun
tered a French soldier who was wound
ed so that" he could hardly walk but
who could see, and together they
wended their way to Ypres. When
they arrived there they learned that
the hospital had been moved to a place
three miles from Ypres.
A brother of Wm. Stacy was killed
while fighting in the Dardanelles.
Another friends of Rev. Ray named
V. C. Andrews who is in' the trenches
in Flanders, wrote to him, telling
about the high prices, etc. Mr. An
drews is a newspaper man. He also
says that the peasants in the villages
refuse to leave, although the place3
are constantly under shell fire. They
remain in their homes as long as the
Walls are intact or take refuge in cel
lars. Farming is all carried on by the
old men, tHe women and the children.
No men of military age are to be seen,
all being- at the front or in the train
ing camps. In comparing prices, he,
stated that eggs sold for 80 cents per
WHOLE WEEK OF CONFERENCES
FOR STATE'S FARMERS
The extent to which Farmers' and
Home-Makers' Week, at University
Farm, St. Paul, is becoming a week of
-%te-m4e. conferences, is seen from
ferences will be held during the
"Week" this winter, January 3 to 8.
There »is an advantage in having so
many conferences close together in
time and place, because many farmers
and many home-makers have varied in
terests and by such a grouping of
meetings thev may participate in all
in which they are interested.
'fhese conferences, however, are but
a single phase of the work planned for
Farmers' and Home-Makers' Week.
Lectures and demonstrations of a very
(ractical nature will occupy an even
arger part of the time, and they have
been so planned that they will be of a
Again the week offers profitable re
creation in the form of evenincr ad
dresses, programs of music, movies,'
and a rural life drama.
The schedule of conferences follows:
Wednesday—Joint session of House
wive 's Leagues of St. Paul, Minneapo
and Duluth, to be addressed by Mrs.
Harriet L. B. Darling, on "New Pos
sibilities of Co-operative Buying and
Co-operative Housekeeping," at 2:00
Thursday—Joint meeting of Moth
ers' clubs of Minneapolis and St. Paul,
at 2:00 p. m.
Tuesday—Fruit Growers' associa
tion, Assembly building, 2:00 p. m.
Wednesday—Potato Growers' asso
ciation, Assembly hall, 1:15 p. m. As
sociations of horses, hogs and.sheep
breeders, Live Stock pavilion, 2:00 p.
Thursday—Live Stock Breeders as
sociation, Live Stock pavilion, 2:00 p.
m. The Minnesota Crop Improvement
association Assembly hall, 2:00 p. m.
Creamery Managers, room 39, Dairy
building, 2:0.0 p. jn. Vegetable Grow
ers' association, roojn. 20,. Horticulture
building, 2:00 p. m. Associations of
various breeds of dairy cattle, Live
Stock pavilion, 2:00 p. m. Farmers'
Club conference, Assembly hall, 4:30
Friday—Creamery -Managers, room
39, Dairy building, 10:00 a. m. Asso
ciations of breeders of beef cattle,
Live Stock pavilion, 10:00 a. m. As
sociations of breeders of dairy cattle,
Live Stock pavilion, 2:00 p. m. Farm
ers Club conference, Assembly hall,
3:00 p. m.
CANDIDATES FILE EXPENSE AC
Chas. A. Lindergh, republican candi
date for governor of Minnesota, has
filed his first expense account with the
secretary of state. He expended $350,
of which $100 was for postage, $200
for printing and $50 for the filing fee.
.His expense is limited to $7,000.
C. B. Buckman, republican candidate
for congress from the Sixth district
has also filed his first expense account,
Which amounts to only $19.25. Of this
amount $15 was for advertising, $2.00
for stationery and $2.25 for postage.
Ben Rychner and. family, who dis
posed of their farm in Platte to a Mr.
Wolfe from the southern part of the
sctate, on .Wednesday left for Mizpah,
Where they will make their future
home.. Mr. Wolfe will move onto the
platte farm very soon.
JOHN RYAN, WHO PASSED BAD
CHECKS HERE, IB BOUND
John Ryan, was bound over to the
grand jury Wednesday afternoon by
Municipal Judge F. W. Lyon, charged
with forgery. His bonds were fixed
at $300, but being unable to furnish
them he was placed in the county jail
to await trial.
Ryan was arrested at Minneapolis
by Sheriff Felix, upon complaint of
Frank Janski of this city, .who charged
him with passing a worthless check on
him. The check was for $20, and the
name of a former employer of Ryan
living at Pillsbury, N. D., was signed
to the check.
Sheriff Felix received a warrant the
first of the week from the sheriff at
Fargo, N. D., asking that Ryan be ar
rested and held for him, on a chirge
of forging a check for $35.
Walter Krych was brought before
Judge Lyon to answer to a statutory
charge yesterday morning, but th-
case was settled without a hearing and
the defendant gave a ooiid to tuc coun
ty insuring it asrainst any further trou
ble in the matter,
Sister Mary Frances, one of the old
est Franciscan Sisters in this vicinity,
died at St. Gabriel's hospital here on
Saturday at 10 o'clock a. m. from can
cer. She was 72 years of age. She
had suffered from cancer for many
years but was not confined to her bed
until a week before her death.
Sister Mary Frances was born in
Canada in 1843. She entered the con
vent at Belle Prairie on May 1, 187fi,
and received the holy habit in August
of the same year. She did mission
work throughout the central part of
this state for many years and about
four years ago went to Dodgeville,
Wis., where a new mission had Just
been established. She remained there
for three years, returning here last
The funeral was held Monday morn
ing at 7 o'clock, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Nagel
officiating. Interment was in the Sif
Mrs. Chas. Jackson, a pioneer set
tler of this county, passed away at
her home in Culdrum Wednesday at 8
p. m. from arterial trouble. She was
71 years of age. Deceased suffered a
hemorrhage of the brain Saturday
morning at 3 o'clock and this hastened
Mrs. Jackson is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. J. B. Warner, Mrs. C.
Lindquist and Mrs. Peter Lundgren.
The funeral is to be held at the Mis
sion church in Culdrum at 2 p. m. to
morrow, and interment will be at that
"Mis. Veronica"Eckmiftny wife of- Joha
Eckman of Pike Creek, pissed* away
Thursday of last week from dropsy,
after a brief illness. She was 62
years of age. She is survived by her
husband and several children. The
funeral was held from the St. Stanis
laus church at Swan River Saturday
morning and interment was in the
The 2-months old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Morrisette of Ripley died
Friday night. The funeral was held
Sunday afternoon at Belle Prairie and
interment was at that place.
ODD BITS OF NEWS
Harrisburg, Va.—Virginia McDon
ald, said to be the only four-legged
person to reach the age of 5 years,
died of tonsilitis recently. She had
four perfectly developed legs and four
arms and was normal mentally.
Springdale, W. Va.—W. R. Smith
found a freak potato in a graden. It
had grown through a silver pipe stem
band, and projected about three inches
on oth sides of .the band. The band is
embellished with a relief bust of for
mer President Taft.
Walnut Ridge, Ark.—Bobby Watson,
a baloonist, fell from a height of 500
feet when he cut loose his parachute
at the end of a baloon accension at the
fall festival.' He fell through the
sheet iron roof of- a gin, struck a two
by four and bounded off-to the ground.
He was picked up with, a broken leg
and several broken ribs, but .will live.
San Franciseo, Cal.—Miss Pauline
Turner of Bremerton, Wash.,. .enter
tained the Rotary club of Rochester,
N. Y., by singing over the long dis
tance telephone. The club members in
Rochester were furnished individual
receivers and a special line was leased
for the service.
Buffalo, Wyo.—Mrs. Martha Early,
94, at the wheel of an automobile, re
cently made a sixty mile trip from
Sheridan and Buffalo.
Clarendon, Ark.—The Misses Sloan,
one 85 and the other 83 years old,
made their first railroad trip the other
day when they visited relatives in
Oklahoma. The women are very fee
ble, neither has ever married and had
never seen a railroad train until they
made their first trip.
John Newman of this city and Miss
Marie Koppenberg of Pequot were
married Saturday at Brainerd, Rev.
Joesting of the German Lutheran
church officiating. The groom is well
known here, having been raised and
educated in this city. Mr. and Mrs.
Newman will make their home on a
farm near Pine River.
Sever Emerson and Miss Genevieve
Van Alstine, both residents of Mor
rill town, were married Friday morn
ing by Municipal Judge F. W. Lyon.
E. P. Wurzer of Pierz registered for
a wolf bounty at the court house yes
terday. Albert Gohl, also if J'ierz,
registered for one the day previous.
Miss Cecelia Doucette of Belle Prai
rie was operated upon for appendicitis:
Monday at St. Gabriel's hospital.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1918
LEO WF.RftrRIWKTRnrRN MET HIS
DEATH IN PIERZ FISH LABS^
GIRL HAS NARROW ESCAPE
The first fatality in this county for
many years as the result of skating
occurred Sunday afternoon at about
5:30 when Leo Wermerskirchen, aged
23, son of M. Wermerskirchen of Pierz,
was drowned in Pierz Fish Lake. Miss
Crescence Faust, who was riding on
a sled which he was pushing, fell into
the water but was rescued by other
skaters and was resuscitated.
According to people who examined
the hole in the ice, someone had cut
an opening in it previous to Sunday
for the purpose of fishing or something
of the kind and that in this place the
ice was very thin', whereas otherwise
the ice on the lake was considered safe.
When Wermerskirchen and Miss Faust
were precipitated into the water A.
Rauch, the young son of N. Rauch of
Pierz, heard the screams of Miss Faust
and he started for the scene, as did
Frank Faust, a brother of Miss Faust
The first named accidentally slipped
into the opening and the latter jumpel
in to save his sister. None of them
were able to get out, however until
a Sullivan lake resident, who happen
ed to be on the lake at the time, sug
gested forming a human chain. This
was done and all were rescued except
Wermerskirchen, who had sunk befo.-e
they arrived, and who they did not
Miss Faust was unconscious when
taken from the water and was imme
diately hurried to Pierz, and recovered
consciousness in a short time. The
first think she asked was as to the
whereabouts of Mr. Wermerskirchen
and this led to a search for him, his
body being found in about .seven feet
of water in the lake about two hours
after the accident happened, which
was about 5:30 p. m. It was dark
when the accident accurred. All ef
forts to revive him were futile.
The coat which Miss Faust wo**o
'probably saved her life as it held her
body up in the water after she became
unconscious. Again when her brother
Frank was pulled from the water his
skate caught iu her coat and she waa
pulled out with him. ,,
Leo Wermerskirchen was one of the
most popular young men in Pierz. He
was pitcher on the Pierz basebaH
team and was a leader in athletics
there. He was also well known in Lit
tle Falls, having played baseball with
the Pierz team here several times and
also played on the local team on ono
or two occasions.
Deceased is survived by his parents
The funeral was held from St. Jo
seph 's Catholic church at Pierz last
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock,
Rev. Steigler officiating Interment
ever held in Pierz. People from this
city and froiri Jfcoyftlton and Other vil
lages in this county were in attend
ance. The Pierz band inarched in the
funeral procession, with muffled
COME AND GONE
Mr. and Mrs. John Becker and' chil
dren and Mrs. F. Nuss returned to
their home in Sumner, Iowa, the first
of the week, after a visit with rela
tives here. They came here for the
A. J. Lemay of this city was at
Brainerd the first of the week for the
state convention of bricklayers. He
represented the local union.
J. W. Withiam of Pine River was in
the city Tuesday, enroute to Glenwood
Mrs. William Coons went to Brain
erd for a visit Wednesday.
S. C. Kugler of Morrill wa3 in the
city on business Wednesday^
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McPli. rs jn went
to Monticello for a visit Wednesday*
Mr. and Mrs. John Beardsley' of
Minneapolis are guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Harting.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kenkel, Jr., were
in the twin cities the middle of the
L. W. Carson, Indian agent, went to
Detroit and Fergus Falls on official
John Schmolke of Buckman was in^
the city on businete yesterday.
John Schwartz of Royalton was ia
the city on business yesterday. R. K.
Carnes and J. G. Bargaboos were tip
from that village Wednesday.
A. H. Vernon was in St. Paul the
first of the week »o argue a case be
fore the supreme court.
Dr. Wm. Newman came down from
Perham yesterday for a couple days'
visit with relatives.
Mrs. Alida Gile returned to her
home in Lake Benton yesterday, after
a visit at the home of her daughter}
Mrs. J. B. Hoist.
D. Rocheleau returned yesterday
from a business trip to the twin cities.
J. W. Falk made a business trip to
Pine River yesterday.
Earl Gordon and Ed. Tonn were in
St. Cloud yesterday.
Ed. Wittwer of Glenwood is hero for
a visit with relatives.
J. H. VanLoon returned yesterday
from a business trip to the twin cines.
DOUCETTE—TO Mr. and Mrs. Ern
est Doucette of Ripley, Friday, De
cember 10, a son.
LEDOUX—To Mr. and Mrs. Hector
Ledoux of Ripley, Tuesday, December
14, a son.
(GERMAN BV. LUTHERAN CHURCH
Lutheran Zion's Congregation. Rev.
F. J. Oehlert, pastor, 409 Third avenue
northeast. Sunday services: Services
in the citv at 10 o'clock a. m. Buck
man services at 10:30 a. m.v
Miss Minnie. Herissbejg^ jrlio* has'
been visiting friends here for several,
months, leaves today for her home near
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