Valley County Gazette

Selected items from the "Locals" column of the Valley County Gazette, R.X. Lewis, editor - January to December 1896. All opinions are those of R.X. Lewis. Unless otherwise noted, all items are from Page 4.

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January 1896

January 11, 1896
p.1 - The Ladies Aid of the M.E. church have elected new officers as follows: Pres. Mrs. A.C. Fryburg; Vice Pres. Mrs. G.W. Rapp; Sec. Mrs. G. Samuelson; Treas. Mrs. J.A. Martin; Directors Miss Shanley and Mrs. Geo. Hayden.

p.1 - A very quiet, yet entertaining wedding took place near Tampico Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Geo. White. When Mr. Geo. Eastman and Miss Jennie White were joined together in Hymeneal bonds by Rev. J.A. Martin.

p.4 - Lou Goddard will be the next to enter the realms of the benedicts. The fortunate young lady is one of Williston's fairest daughters, Miss Fannie Russell by name, one of the leading society ladies of that place.

Glasgow Lodge No. 51, I.O.O.F., installed officers at its meeting last Saturday. The installation was conducted by W.W. Mabee, D.D.G.M., a large number of brothers being present. The elective officers installed were J.R. Stephens, N.G.; O.D. Polley, V.G.; J.W. Wedum, Secretary, and John J. Kerr, Treasurer, who will also act as Past Grand.

J.C. Gilbert, a ranchman living out on the Missouri, about 60 miles from this place, had the misfortune to lose two of his children, a boy and a girl, from diptheria this week. The little ones were laid to rest on the ranch where their short but happy life had been entirely spent. There are still two children left who have not, as yet, been affected by the disease.

January 18, 1896
Northern Lights Lodge No. 33, K. of P. at its regular meeting last week installed officers follows: F. Lemmer, P.C.C.: A.W. Mahon, C.C.; W.H. Henry, V.C.; J. Cahill, Prelate; Geo. Layden, M. of W.; Geo. McKenzie, K. of R. and S.; S.W. Brooks, M. of W.; R.H. Friedl, M. of F.; Geo. Harley, M. of E.; Jas. Fox, inner guard; L.P. Evans, outer guard.

Dunn-DeHoteil - On Wednesday evening occurred a quiet but pretty wedding when Thos. Dunn was united in marriage to Miss Della DeHoteil by the Rev. John A. Martin of the M.E. Church. The bride was attended by Mrs. F. Johne while Mr. Jones officiated as best man.

January 25, 1896
A special from Malta to The Gazette says: "Mr. Harry W. Cosner and Miss Mamie Philbrick were united in the holy bonds of wedlock Jan. 13th, by Andrew Davidson, Justice of the Peace. The bride was assisted by Mrs. A. Davidson as bridesmaid while Jno. Thompson, a brother of the bride, officiated as best man.

February 1896

February 1, 1896
p.1 - Notice - The Gazette is in a position to collect its own accounts and bills paid to persons other than the management or its authorized collector, will not receive credit on our books. All notices to the contrary are erroneous and without foundation. Respectfully, The Manager

p.4 - Miss. A.B. Brooks, a sister of Mrs. White and one of our most estimable and highly respected young ladies departed Tuesday for Melrose, Minn., where she will meet and be united in marriage with Mr. Frank Shanley, formerly a brakeman on this division and residing at this place.

A ten pound boy has arrived at the home of Mr. Seiverson, the car repairer.

Sarah, the ten-year-old daughter of W.C. Harris, who resides about a mile south of town, died of diphtheria Wednesday morning. The interment occurred the same day.

February 8, 1896
A new girl arrived at the home of Rev. Jno. A. Martin, Tuesday.

There is in every community, and ours is not exempt, a certain class of people who delight in criticizing their local papers. They "know it all," and to give the publisher a few paltry dollars for his maintenance in his efforts to build up and give a people a paper that would be a credit to the community, would seem to them like a crime against society and going astray from the paths of morality. The newspaper reflects the sentiments and good will of the people and is as essential to their prosperity as food to the human body. He who neglects to contribute to the support of his local papers tears down the roof from his own prosperity and is a nonentity in the community wherein he resides.

Landusky Tragedy - Sunday evening Sheriff McLaughlin received the following telegram from R.W. Garland of Malta: "James Winters shot John Curry. Winters is at John Brown's ranch and wishes to give himself up. Going after him you will need a posse." The shooting occurred near Landusky in Choteau county at a place known as Tressler's ranch. From the meager reports to be had we glean that the shooting occured about 10 a.m. Saturday last. Curry, it appears, had given Winter ten days to quit the ranch and on the latter refusing to vacate opened fire on him with a sixshooter. Winter ran in the house and returned with a double-barrelled shotgun the contents of which he emptied into Curry, killing him instantly.

February 22, 1896
Mike Clancy shot and killed his partner, T.G. Hanifin, both Benton sheepmen, last Sunday. Clancy has given himself up to the authorities and states that the deed was committed as self defense. The story is discredited, however, and a stringent examination will follow.

The citizens of Havre, one hundred strong, have passed resolutions severely censuring the Rev. Davis and exhonorating the Rev. Allen Rodger of the charges preferred against him by the former. It is rumored that steps will be taken with a view to ousting Davis from the ministry.

February 29, 1896
Wm. Gallagher who has served in the capacity of apprentice in The Gazette office the past four months went to Anaconda this week in search of more lucrative employment.

March 1896

March 7, 1896
A marriage license has been issued to Geo. Ackman and Annie Scott, both of Poplar.

The following is a list of the trial jurors drawn for the March term of the District Court: Chas. Kertz, D.W. Gibson, W.H. Taylor, Walter Shanley, J.H. Jordan, T.B. Green, B.S. Durrell, Jno. Survant, L.A. Doores, P.D. Walsh, Chas. Sargent, John M. Lewis, Seymour Dane, O.S. Cutting, S. Blanchard, Merle Manley, Andrew Sherry, Milt Barrah, James Weedum, H. Halverson, C.E. Broadbrooks, Jos. Conry, Geo. Lovell, Jos. Glotfelty, L.H. Mills, Ludwig Bretzka, T.W. Enright.

March 14, 1896
p.1 - A bad Indian was made good last Friday at Culbertson, by being sent to the happy hunting grounds. The fellow lived on a piece of land near Culbertson, allotted him by the government, although not a portion of the Fort Peck Reservation. He and his deaf brother have been a source of continual worry to the government and when asked to appear at the agency sent back answer that only when they were "cold" would they submit. It was decided that "Lo" would have to be brought in dead or alive and R. Renz, one of the Poplar officials was dispatched to tow him in. In the scramble that ensued the Indian pulled a butcher knife and had not Franck Cusker immediately shot the fellow Mr. Renz would have undoubtedly been killed as the knife had already pierced his inner garments.

Sheriff Willis took John Carrington to Deer Lodge Thursday evening. Mary Carrington accompanied him as far as Helena where she will be turned over to the care of a friendly orphan asylum; receive a good education and become a useful member of society.

March 28, 1896
A marriage license was issued by the clerk of the district court this week to Andrew J. Wedeards and Clara C. Wilson, both of Malta.

April 1896

April 4, 1896
An Indian was killed at Havre one day last week.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Beary died suddenly at eight o'clock Wednesday morning without any apparent illness, after having enjoyed but three short days of life. The interment was in the cemetery on the hill north of town and was attended by only a few of the immediate friends of the afflicted parents.

April 11, 1896
Michael McMahon and Anna Johnson were united in marriage by Justice Morrin Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the residence of Mary Fitzpatrick. The wedding was a quiet affair only a few of the immediate friends of the contracting parties being present. The groom is an engineer on the Great Northern and has a wide circle of friends among his fraternity. They will probably take up their residence at Williston.

May 1896

May 16, 1896
p.1 - Valley County Gazette - E.P. Lewis, Proprietor; R.X. Lewis, Editor.

p.4 - Donald McDonald, section man at Tampico, took out his naturalization papers this week. Donald, as his name implies, formerly was one of the Queen's subjects of Scotland.

Thos. N. Everett, U.S. Commissioner, of Harlem, Mont., was united in marriage to Mrs. Addie B. Hemphill of the same place in the parlors of the Coleman hotel Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Justce Morrin performed the ceremony. The contracting parties are both ex-married people.

Bishop Brondel, of Helena, dedicated the new Catholic Church in Glasgow last Sunday and delivered two sermons.

May 23, 1896
p.1 - Chas. Kertz, a prominent stockman went through Glasgow on last Saturday’s eastbound passenger train enroute to his Saco ranch. Charles was on his way home from St. Paul and was accompanied by a young lady who will assume the role of a dutiful housekeeper and soar under the happy title of Mrs. Kertz.

May 30, 1896
p.1 - In the death of Mrs. John A. Martin Glasgow has been robbed of a member of society who while during a short residence among us has done a noble work in upbuilding the moral character of this community. In her quiet unostentatious way she has lightened many hearts with a pleasant smile or a kind deed. The example set by her has enabled many a feeble Christian to withstand temptation and the light of the life she led will shine on as a beacon to guide others from the breakers of wickedness and into the calm harbor prepared for those who have found rest in Christ. Her life was an exemplification of the Immortal Whitter's words: "So live that when thy summons comes to join that innumberable caravan that moves to that mysterious realm, where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death; thou go not like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave like one wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams."

p.4 - Miles Roach, Sr., H.J. Peterson, Archie Blue, Mac Blue and Albert Wedum were naturalized by Judge Dubose on Tuesday.

The following comprise the regular panel of jurors drawn for this term of court: S.W. Brooks, Chas. Peterson, T.G. Mooney, John Rhode, Frank M. Fryburg, C.M. Smith, P. Swanson, Wm. Lovell, F. Miller, Plas Price, Wm. Knapp, Geo. Lovell, Geo. White, Miles Roach. D.C. Kyle, T.L. Blackmann, David Kennedy, Dan Jackson, Robt. Able, J. B. Booth, Fred Groves, H. Robinson, Andrew Davidson, E.D. Coleman, R.M. Lewis, R.M. Trafton.

Across the Dark River _ The death of Sadie Mabel Martin, the beloved wife of Rev. John A. Martin, pastor of the M.E. Church, of Glasgow, occurred at the home of her mother, Mrs. McCormick, at Winsted, Minn., Saturday, May 25th, at 3 o'clock a.m. Mrs. Martin was at the time of her death twenty-six years of age and was born in the same place where she crossed the dark river of death. Some two or three years ago she came to Glasgow in the hope that her failing health would be benefitted by the bracing climate and invigorating atmosphere of Montana. For a time she did well the change seeming to have had a wonderful result and her friends had hopes of an ultimate recovery, but in this they were disappointed the relief having been only temporary. For the past few months she was steadily declining in strength and realizing her approaching end begged to be taken back to her old home that she might take a farewell look on the scenes of her childhood where so many happy hours were passed and surrounded by relatives and immediate friends calmly awaited the approach of death with that quiet resignation which marks the death of those who die resting in Jesus. To the husband and surviving relatives the death is a sad one, but medical skill cannot cope with the dread disease (consumption) which caused her demise and though death to the young is always full of sadness, in this case they are consoled by knowing they did all that was possible to aid her and when the end came it relieved her from pain and suffering sending her on ahead to await their arrival in a better world. It was in Glasgow that Miss McCormick met her husband the Rev. John A. Martin, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place. Only a little over a year where they permitted to journey through this life together. She was a loving wife and being taken as she was in the springtime of life is a blow to the husband who will have to look to Him who gives and takes away for comfort and solace to sustain him in this the hour of his bereavement. She was a prominent member of the Epworth League and the Ladies' Aid at the meetings of which she was a regular attendant and took an active part. She leaves a little girl, a mere babe, to drift through this world without the tender care and guidance of a loving mother. The interment occurred Monday afternoon in the cemetery at that place.

The following from the Havre Herald will be of interest to many of our readers as both of the parties were at one time residents of this place and enjoy a large circle of friends in the community: "The home of Mrs. Bridget Lenahan was the pleasurable scene of delightful wedding last Wednesday at which time Thomas Scott and Miss Agnes Lenahan were made one. Rev. C.G. Follet assisted by Bishop Mardel performed the ceremony in a most impressive manner. Peter Des Rosier officiated as best man while Miss Emma McImtyre gracefully acted as bridesmaid."

June 1896

June 13, 1896
p.1 - Mr. John Gruye will be married to Miss Bridget A. Rafferty next Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Catholic Church. In the afternoon there will be a reception at which all friends will be welcomed.

p.4 - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Neat were made happy by the arrival of a new girl at their home Monday evening.

John R. Smith, the first under sheriff of Valley county, was killed on May 8th, near Summerville, Arizona, by a young man with whom he trouble. The information comes from the Lewistown Democrat and is supposed to be authentic... Ex-sheriff Jas. Deegan appointed him under sheriff. He left the county under a cloud and has only been heard of at intervals since. He branched out into the saloon business and engaged in mining but met with but little success.

June 20, 1896
p.1 - At the Altar _ Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock John Gruys and Miss Bridget Rafferty kneeled at Hymen's sacred shrine and promised to love, cherish, et., each other until death did them part. The ceremony was performed at the Catholic Church by Father Ederschweiler.

P.4 - A son was born to Mrs. Frank Illmanon Saturday last.

It is our painful duty to chronicle the death on Monday of Mr. and Mrs. Rush Myers' baby boy, whose advent into the world last Saturday brought so much joy to their home. It is consoling to know, however, that the little ones were brief and that it is better off in a brighter and happier land where trials and tribulations are unknown. - Havre Herald

Died - At Great Falls, Montana, June 17, Helena Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Garland of Malta, Mont. Age 12 days; Died - Esther Helen, beloved wife of R.W. Garland, at Great Falls, Mont., June 18, Age 33 years and 25 days. The sad news of the death of Mrs. R.W. Garland and child, wife of County commissioner Garland, of Malta, reached here Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Garland was stopping with her sister in Great Falls and the child that was born on the 5th, inst., in which the hopes of its father and mother were centered caused the death.

June 27, 1896
Services will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month at St. Raphael's Catholic Church... (first mention by name)

July 1896

July 4, 1896
Rev. J.A. Martin is expecting the arrival of his sister-in-law in the near future. She will keep house for him.

Miss Clara C. Hatch who a few weeks ago terminated a successful term of school in Glasgow, was married at Havre to Mr. W.S. Sherwood, Tuesday June 30th. Miss Hatch during her nine months residence in our little burg made a host of friends whose best wishes will follow her through life. The groom is general manager of one of the largest milling concerns in Helena in which city the newly married couple will reside.

Jas. Fox was presented with a baby fox by his wife Saturday night. It is a fine bouncing girl.

There has already been deported 300 Crees and about 800 ponies. This does not include those who left voluntarily for Canada. They number fully 100 more.

July 11, 1896
The six-months old baby boy of Michael Suss died Wednesday afternoon. The interment occurred late Thursday afternoon, Rev. Eberschweiler officiating.

Prof. Moir and his wife-to-be, Mrs. Rowell, late of the Coleman Hotel, left for points east Tuesday. Their wedding occurs about the 15th of August in Pierre, S.D.

Drowned in Poplar Creek - Died: On the 29th of June, Dale Earl Vernon Atkinson, aged seven years, three months and ten days. Dale Earl Vernon Atkinson, the only son of Dr. J.L. Atkinson, of Poplar, was drowned in Poplar creek on Monday morning, June 29th. He was alone at the creek and was probably trying to take a fish from a net which was set there when he fell in and was drowned. His body was recovered soon after and every effort made to resuscitate him but all in vain, his life had departed. The interment took place Wednesday evening, July 1st. Dale was born at Poplar, March 19, 1888, and from the time of his babyhood was an exceptionally smart, bright boy and a great favorite with all who knew. He was brave beyond his years and his winning ways endeared him to his friends, young and old alike, and made him the pride and comfort of his loving parents.

Rumor has it that Jimmy Greenan will in the near future take unto himself a wife - one Miss Anna Scott, of Buford. The rumor is confirmed by the fact that he recently purchased the Knapp house on Society Row.

Dan Kyle received a letter from Mexico this week bearing the information that Frank Williams, a brother of Cal Williams, was recently killed by a Greaser who bore some grudge against him.

August 1896

August 1, 1896
Rev. J.A. Martin will preach at Malta, Monday evening, August 3rd, and at Saco, Tuesday evening, August 4th. This he expects will be his last visit to these places.

The following officers of Glasgow Lodge, I.O.O.F., were recently installed by Wm. Mabee, deputy district grand master: O.D. Polley, N.G.; Geo. Harley, V.G.; James Wedum, secretary, and James Fox, treasurer.

August 8, 1896
An organizer for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen spent a portion of the week in Glasgow making an attempt to form a lodge of that order at this place. We understand his efforts were crowned with success.

Dave Knight Dead - Dave Knight, an old cow man in this part of the state, was found dead on the range near Malta this week. He has been identified with nearly every cattle outfit of any prominence in the state and in his palmiest days was accounted a good range rider. The cause of his death has not been ascertained, but was probably due to rheumatism as the deceased had been rendered almost helpless from rheumatic troubles during his latter days. Dave was from one of the most aristocratic families of the South. At one time he numbered his cattle by the thousands but reckless expenditures and mismanagement lost everything and he died without a penny. For the past few years he was identified with almost all the cattle outfits in Northern Montana. This season he worked for some time with Frank Stevens who is running an N-N wagon. His relatives were notified of his death and ordered that the best burial possible given him.

August 15, 1896
A very quiet and pretty wedding was solemnized in the parlors of the Coleman Hotel Tuesday evening. The contracting parties were Mr. John B. Randall, merchant of Pearmond, and Miss Maggie Clark, of Sidney, Neb., who has been visiting her brother George in Pearmond this summer. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John A. Martin, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place.

The many friends of R.H. McNeil, better known as Rusty, and Mrs. Spears, one of the most estimable ladies of our town were united in marriage last September in Spokane. The affair fairly bristles with romance and is a love story filled with thrilling incidents that were finally culminated in sweet wedlock. The marriage was clandestine and kept from the knowledge of all but a few intimate friends. Now that Mrs. McNeil has moved to Glasgow to take up her permanent residence it was decided that the matter could no longer be kept secret without eliciting from the vulgar remarks not calculated to elevate the moral tone of the community. Mr. and Mrs. McNeil have taken up their residence at the XE horse ranch on the Porcupine.

August 22, 1896
A marriage license was issued to John Martin and Emma Brown, both of Poplar, this week.

The following is taken from the Pierre Register, of So. Dak.: "Last evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Andrews in this city occurred the wedding of Prof. P.A. Moir, of Glasgow, and Mrs. A.H. Rowell of the same place. Rev. W.A. Lyman performing the ceremony. Mrs. Moir is a sister of Mrs. T.B. Andrews and at one time was a resident of this city but later of Blunt until she left Hughes county to make her home in Montana. She has a great many friends here who will join in hearty congratulations. Prof. Moir is a gentleman of very pleasing address and appearance and has held many important positions in the Montana schools and is very highly spoken of by those who know him. The happy couple will leave tonight for Forsyth, Mont., where the professor has secured the superintendency of the public school for the coming year.

Dr. M.D. Hoyt is making preparations to start a hospital in Glasgow. The McMillan building has been secured and it will be remodeled and fitted up for the accommodation of patients.

Dan R. Sullivan and Miss Christina Parks, daughter of Mrs. Jas. Currington, were married in Poplar last Saturday. The wedding was a quiet affair only a few intimate friends being present. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Linsey at the parsonage in Poplar. The contracting parties are both well know in Glasgow. Mr. Sullivan in engaged in business here.

August 29, 1896
The public schools of Glasgow will be reopened September 1st with Mr. Nelson C. Westcott, of Highwood, as principal.

Rev. John A. Martin returned from the M.E. Conference at Sand Coulee Wednesday. Mr. Martin has been tendered the mission at Benton and Highwood. His successor is a gentleman from Illinois.

Dan Sullivan received a letter from L.A. Knight of Plainview, Texas this week inquiring as to the circumstances surrounding the death of his brother Dave, whose sudden death at Malta was chronicled in "The Gazette" some time ago, and inquired at which place the body was buried. He will erect a tombstone over his brother's grave in the near future.

September 1896

September 5, 1896
An eight and one-half pound boy made its advent into the home of Merle Manley this morning gladdening the hearts of his fond parents.

J.A. McKenzie received a letter this week from one Dorsey, formerly a pumpman at this place, saying that Alex Gott who resided in Glasgow for about two years, had died suddenly of Cholera morbus at a point one hundred miles south of Salt Lake City. During the past years he had abandoned his trade (operator) and devoted his whole attention to foot racing being classed among the swiftest of the fleet footed men of the country.

September 12, 1896
A bouncing baby girl made its appearance at the home of Editor Perrett last Saturday.

An elderly lady, Mary Schultz, was taken sick on a Great Northern train while on her way to Los Angeles and put off at Glasgow Tuesday for medical attendance. She went to sleep in the evening and died during the night, death said to have resulted from apoplexy. She was a woman of about 60 years of age and was undoubtedly going to California for her health. The remains were shipped to Northfield, Minn.

September 19, 1896
A twelve pound boy made its appearance at the home of Engineer McMahon Thursday evening.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Illman died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock. The funeral took place Monday morning.

September 26, 1896
Charlie Russell, the cow boy artist, who is well known among the range riders of this section was married last week to a Miss Mamie Cooper of Cascade.

October 1896

October 10, 1896
A bouncing baby boy made his advent into the family of Conductor Goddard this week.

October 17, 1896
Mrs. Ben Davidson was reported seriously ill on Tuesday occasioned by the sudden announcement of her sister's death at Havre.

Mrs. Fred Groves received the sad intelligence this week of the death of her brother Harry Wright which occured in New York.

Mrs. W.S. Griffith received a telegram from Havre Sunday morning saying that her young sister had died suddenly of heart trouble during the previous day. She took the afternoon passenger in company with her husband to attend the funeral obsequies which were held Monday afternoon. The deceased, Rebecca Burrington, was the youngest daughter of Chauncey Burrington formerly a resident of Glasgow. She was a bright and promising little girl of fourteen years well liked by all and her sudden demise has caused a pang of sorrow in many hearts.

The horribly mangled remains of an unknown man were found strewn along the Great Northern tracks on this side of the high bridge early Tuesday morning. The ghastly discovery was made by the train crew of No. 15, who immediately upon arriving at Hinsdale wired the officials at Glasgow. Acting Coroner Kent held an inquest over the remains and turned them over to the section boss for burial. The man was evidently stealing a ride on the rods when falling asleep he tumbled off and was run over. Owing to the mutilated condition of the body identification was impossible. A letter found on his body bore the name of David Nonner and from what could be gleaned from the contents was written by a sister residing at South Stukwater Nubb, we understand the remains are being held pending the arrival of his brother.

October 24, 1896
The remains of David Bonner, the man killed by a freight train near the high bridge last week were identified by his brother and taken back to Stillwater for interment in the family lot. When killed the poor fellow was on his way home to visit his parents, and not having the necessary funds choose an inconvenient mode of travelling, which culminated in his accidently meeting death. Those who knew him say he was a man of moderate habits and universally well thought of by his fellow men.

His Last Journey - All that was mortal of the late Harry Wright whose sudden and untimely death was chronicled in our issue of last week, was brought to Glasgow on the passenger Saturday afternoon for burial. Friends immediately took charge of the body and removed to the M.E. Church at which place the funeral obsequies occured at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Solemn and impressive services were conducted by Rev. Polley the edifice being filled to the doors with friends who had come from far and near to pay tribute to their friend and brother who had died in a foreign home amid strangers without the counsel of a loving sister or brother, not even a friend to cheer him on when death knocked at the door. With sad hearts they bore him to his last resting place in the cemetery on the hill north of town there to await the final reveille. The funeral procession was the longest ever seen in Glasgow and is evidence of the marked esteem and respect in which the deceased was held by the people of this county. He had not an enemy and all his acquaintances were numbered among his friends. Harry Wright was born in Staffordshire, England, November 16, 1870, and was there fore 25 years and 11 months old at the time of his death. He came to this country in Mar. 1887, and for a time worked as a common laborer. Some years later with the savings of his toil he engaged in stockgrowing near Saco and by hard labor and judicious management had managed to lay aside a comfortable amount. He was on his way home to visit his mother in England, and was taken sick in Buffalo, N.Y. After a short illness of only four day's duration he passed away to that bourn from which no stranger ever returns. The exact cause of his death has not been ascertained. He has a mother living in England and was a brother of Mrs. Fred Groves of Saco.

October 31, 1896
p.1 - County Ticket (Republican) - For Representative: R.X. Lewis; For Sheriff, Milton W. Harrah; For Treasurer, William H. Beary; For Clerk and Recorder, William Irvin; For Clerk of Court, William W. Mabee; For County Attorney, John J. Kerr; For Assessor, Geo. White; For Supt. Schools, Mrs. Jessie Bell; For Surveyor, John R. Nelson; For Coroner, Warren O. Bobbins; Public Administrator, Jos. Glotfelty; For County Commissioners: R.W. Garland, C.S. Stafford, H.A. Vagg.

P.4 - Rev. St. Hill and wife, the new pastor of the M.E. Church, arrived in Glasgow Friday afternoon from the east and were given a reception in the church by the Ladies' Aid in the evening.

Miss Maggie Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoffman, and Oliver D. Green were united by the sacred ties of matrimony Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, the ceremony being performed by Justice Kent. The groom is in the employ of the Great Northern in the capacity of brakeman. They will take up their residence at Havre.

John Currin and Lucy Isabel were married at Culbertson Wednesday.

November 1896

November 7, 1896
Election winners: Robt. X. Lewis over Chas. E. Hall, representative; W.W. Mabee over M.D. Hoyt, clerk of court; John J. Kerr over L.P. Evans and H.A. Wilkinson (independent); F.M. Fryburg over William Beary, treasurer; Geo. White, assessor; O.S. Cutting over Wm. Irvine, clerk and recorder; Dan Kyle over Willis (ind.) and Harrah (rep.), sheriff; commissioners, R.W. Garland and C.S. Stafford, rep. and Frank Lemmer, dem.; Mrs. Geo. W. Bell over J.B. Booth, superintendent of schools; Dudley Dubose over Frank E. Smith, judge of the Tenth Judicial district; John Kent and R.H. Perrett, justices of the peace and Plas Price and Geo. Hayden, constables for Glasgow township.

November 14, 1896
J.C. Jolie, a Great Northern fireman was drowned at Havre last week by falling from his engine into a reservoir. It was at first supposed to have been a case of suicide but later developments did not justify the statement and the coroner's jury brought in a verdict of accidental drowning.

Other election results: J.P., Saco, Robert Able, 31, John Taylor, 29, Frank Flannery, 17, Sam E. Moore, 16; Malta, W.H. McLain, 40, L.A. Doores, 19, A. Davidson, 12. For Constables - Culbertson: Pat Nacy, 28, N. Tuller, 25, J. Burnett, 23; Glasgow, P.M. Price, 112, Geo. Hayden, 80, Frank Stowell, 66; Saco, A. Blue, 34, Geo. Lovell, 29, Vernon Parker and B. Davenport, 15; Malta, T.B. Green, 26, B. Gibbons, 19, John Fanning, 17, W.C. Collins, 14.

November 21, 1896
Lee Griffin, a notorious gambler of Havre, committed suicide at that resort last week because his better half had instituted divorce proceedings in the district court of Choteau county with a view of "shaking" him for good. He chose the morphine route and made the trip successfully.

Wm. Culver an old range rider who has been sick here for some time died last night. He was taken with hemorrhage of the lungs some time ago and has been gradually sinking until last night when the white winged messenger of death relieved him of suffering.

November 28, 1896
Culbertson Locals - Mr. Archie Curran is inflated because he has heeded the scriptural mandate about multiplying and replenishing the earth. It was a girl.

December 1896

December 5, 1896

Fred Whitbred, the short jolly eagle eye on the Great Northern, is the happiest man in town this week. It’s a boy who made his advent into the family Sunday morning.

Geo. McDown, a sheepherder in the employ of H.H. Nelson, was killed by having his horse fall with him. The accident occurred on Nelson's ranch near Great Falls.

Frank Monon, of Chicago, and Mrs. Kamela, of this place, were united in marriage last Monday morning by Father Ederschwiler. It is understood that they will reside in Chicago.

December 19, 1896
Ben Davidson seems to take a little more pride than is generally allowed mortals over the advent of an 8 1/2 pound boy that arrived Sunday.

James Thompson, of Pearmond and Miss Jennie Clark, of the same place, were united in matrimony Thursday evening at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in this city, the Rev. St. Hill welding the matrimonial chains. Messrs. Harry Rudder, Robt. Conaster, Walter Dawson and the Misses Clough attended what proved to be a very pretty wedding. The young couple will make their home in Pearmond.

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